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The Primal Kitchen Podcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 1140 episodes, 4 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes
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On how to be healthy, strong, fit, happy and productive with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice as possible. Featuring Primal Blueprint author Mark Sisson (marksdailyapple.com) and other guests from the ancestral health community.
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71. Wellness and Winning in Women's Sports with Ali Riley

Follow the soccer career and life of Ali, from her early days playing youth soccer in Los Angeles to eventually captaining the New Zealand national team. Ali discusses growing up with a coach for a dad, getting the opportunity to play for New Zealand's U20 team, becoming a starter at Stanford University, and her long professional career in the US and Europe. She talks about the challenges of playing for multiple teams across the world, learning Swedish while playing in Sweden, and representing New Zealand in 5 World Cups and 4 Olympics over her storied career. Now playing for Angel City FC in LA, Ali has also become a health coach and cookbook author. She provides insight into maintaining her health and fitness as a player over 20+ years     as a professional athlete.  00:00:00 Paleo Fitness on Women in Sports 00:02:41 Meet New Zealand Soccer Captain Ally Riley 00:06:59 The New Zealand soccer legend 00:11:57 Angelica Riley on Playing for the US national team 00:14:37 Malissa on her health and wellness journey 00:20:22 Marissa on her Peak Performance Routine 00:24:58 CBD in your diet 00:25:44 Favorite Recipes from Your Cookbook 00:27:43 What is training like for the national team? 00:29:52 Alex Morgan on Women's Soccer 00:35:31 Dreams of Playing Sports Pro 00:38:24 Ellie on Her Swedish Fluency   Follow Ali    Find us on social 
4/29/202439 minutes, 18 seconds
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70. Navigating Business Success and Parenthood: A Personal Journey with David Roadhouse

In this episode, we discuss the journey of transitioning from different career paths to establishing a successful business. The conversation highlights the significance of making bold decisions, balancing the responsibilities of being a parent while managing a business, and the positive impact of therapy in personal development. Insights are shared on the importance of communication within marriage, embracing challenges, and learning from them. The discussion also touches on navigating the complexities of parenting, instilling values in children, and the role of physical intimacy in sustaining a strong marital relationship. This episode provides a comprehensive look at the hurdles and triumphs faced on the path to personal and professional fulfillment. 00:00:00 Start of Podcast 00:04:05 What Was the Most Outstanding Thing About Your Early Age? 00:10:31 Ask for a Raise 00:13:28 Where did you get your marketing talent? 00:15:59 How Did I Meet My Future Business Partner 0 0:20:58 Say Yes To The Beach  00:21:47 How Motherhood Is Affecting Your Career  00:25:19 How to Get Away With Your Parents At 40 00:28:08 Does Your 40-Year-Old Friend Feel Like She's G  00:29:52 How Therapy Helped My Love Life 00:32:11 I Got Rejected At The Church 00:38:18 How To Parent When You're Not Expecting Perfection  00:40:26 Odi OSex And Marriage 00:45:40 Do Your Pheromones Affect Your Love Life? Find us on social media  
3/25/202448 minutes, 42 seconds
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69. Keto Diet Explained: Weight Loss and Wellness Tips with Maria Emmerich

In this episode of the Primal Kitchen Podcast, host Morgan, co-founder of Primal Kitchen, engages in a fascinating dialogue with Maria Emmerich, a renowned nutritionist and international bestselling author. They explore Maria's journey with the keto lifestyle, starting from her struggle with PCOS and depression, to discovering the transformative impact of dietary changes. Maria elaborates on the principles of sustained weight loss, clarifies common misconceptions about the keto diet, particularly the importance of protein, and discusses the potential drawbacks of dairy consumption. Additionally, she shares insights into optimizing brain health and the advantages of a carnivore diet for specific health issues. The conversation also touches on Maria's experiences working with celebrities like Halle Berry and the evolution of her keto approach. This episode is filled with practical advice for those considering or currently following a keto lifestyle, offering a blend of personal anecdotes and professional expertise. 00:00:00 Start Of Podcast 00:04:41 Ketogenic Diet: How to Lose Weight Slowly 00:07:18 Keto Diets: Do You Lose Weight? 00:11:42 Keto Diabetics on Fiber  00:16:15 Keto and Meat Lovers 00:21:41 Seniors Take For Granted Their Physical Abilities  00:22:10 I Adopted My First Child When I Was 17 00:25:43 How to help with migraines  00:29:00 Keto: Protein Restricted Diet 00:31:45 Favorite Alopecia Success Stories 00:35:03 Maria Emmerich on Halle Berry's Diabetes 00:38:04 Do You Have An Egg Allergies? 00:40:22 What supplements do you take to lose weight?  00:43:50 Protein Sparing Diet Explained  00:46:40 5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Bow Hunting 00:48:44 Keto Meditation     Follow Maria  Find us on social media    
3/18/202449 minutes, 41 seconds
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68. Winning the Battle Against Acne and Aging with Danielle Gronich & Kayleigh Christina

Join us for an episode where we dive deep into the world of skincare with the brilliant minds behind ClearSTEM Skincare, Danielle Gronich & Kayleigh Christina. Danielle, an acclaimed acne guru and clinical esthetician, alongside Kayleigh a certified holistic nutritionist, share their wealth of knowledge on combating acne while embracing anti-aging, all without compromising on using skin-friendly, non-toxic ingredients. They unravel the surprising triggers behind acne, from dietary pitfalls to hidden ingredients in your everyday products, and illuminate the path to achieving a radiant, youthful complexion through holistic practices and innovative skincare solutions. Whether you're battling persistent acne, seeking to ward off the signs of aging, or simply aiming for healthier skin, this episode is your guide to transforming your skincare routine and embracing the ClearSTEM approach for lasting results. Tune in to learn about their unique journey, the science behind their formulations, and how you can achieve clear, vibrant skin that defies age. 00:00:00 The Secret to Anti-Acne 00:01:37 How To Naturally Clear Your Face 00:05:56 Clear stem: The acne remedy you need to know 00:09:48 How Clear Your Skin Is with Our Acne Lab Panel 00:14:54 How to Prevent and Reduce Acne 00:20:10 Monolarin is an antiviral, and I swear by it 00:20:42 Causes of acne 00:23:02 Tommy Lee on Anti-Aging  00:23:30 How to Choose the Right Retinol for Your Skin 00:27:41 Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer 00:32:37 milo on the Morpheus Laser 00:34:46 How To Fill Your Under Eyes With Easy Gel Filler 00:37:45 Does Botox Make You Look Older? 00:38:37 How To Clean Your Makeup 00:42:15 How to Eat More Primal Kitchen 00:45:51 Who's Inspiring You? 00:48:42 The Worst Thing You've Ever Done For Your Skin 00:52:10 5 Things Most People Don't Know About Clear Stem Skinc   Danielle Gronich & Kayleigh Christina     Find us on social media 
3/11/202454 minutes, 55 seconds
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67. Revolutionizing the Educational Experience for Young Minds with Ana Lorena Febrega

Dive into our conversation with Ana Lorena Febrega, known for her work in changing how we think about teaching and learning. Ana, who worked closely with Synthesis, shares her journey from being a student across the globe to pushing the boundaries of education beyond traditional methods. She talks about the need for creativity, curiosity, and the ability to think critically from a young age. Ana discusses Synthesis's role, inspired by Elon Musk's school at SpaceX, in creating education that fits the future's needs. She talks about soft skills, learning from failure, and project-based education as keys to preparing kids for a world that's always changing. For parents and teachers wanting to bring new ways of learning into children's education, Ana gives solid advice. She stresses the importance of letting kids have control, make mistakes, and explore their interests deeply. This chat is packed with ideas for anyone interested in giving children tools to succeed in tomorrow’s world. Ana Lorena Fábrega is an author, edupreneur, and Chief Evangelist at Synthesis, the education company scaling up the best ideas from Elon Musk’s lab school at SpaceX. Growing up, she attended ten schools in seven different countries. She then earned her BS in Childhood Education and Special Education from New York University and taught elementary school in New York, Boston, and Panama. Today, Ana Lorena writes online to over 300,000 readers about the promise of alternative education. Follow Ana Lorena Febrega  Find us on social media  
3/4/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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66. Unlocking Peak Performance Through Personalized Nutrition with Mary Shenouda

In this episode, we chat with Mary, a nutrition expert who helps athletes and famous people eat better to perform at their best. Mary shares her story of how changing her diet improved her health and led her to help others do the same. She talks about working with big names in sports and movies, making sure they eat right to stay on top of their game.   Mary believes in eating whole foods and avoiding things like gluten, dairy, and soy, especially for athletes during their season. She explains how she plans meals and drinks to make sure athletes can focus and have energy during their games. Mary also gives tips on how anyone can eat better, like choosing the right foods and paying attention to how food makes you feel. Mary shares her favorite meals to cook and some special tips on foods that help with things like staying healthy and adjusting to high places. She encourages everyone to listen to their body and not get too caught up in complicated diet trends.   Relevant points from episode:    00:00:00 How to Lose Weight With a calorie deficit? 00:00:42 Mary Flannery on Performance Nutrition 00:04:13 How Performance Nutrition Made an Elite Client's Life? 00:06:57 Eat Well, Sleep Well 00:13:14 Saffron for Your Immune System 00:17:50 How to Get the Most Out of Supplements? 00:21:34 Top NBA Trainer Sean Cruxton on Weight Loss and Protein 00:26:14 Do You Need To Check Your Gut As You Get Older? 00:27:41 How To Get Back in the Game With Your High Performance Athletes? 00:31:45 Top 3 Favorite Meals 00:34:45 I Was A Hand Model For One Day   ---- Follow Mary Find us on social media   
2/26/202437 minutes, 30 seconds
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65. The Power of Alternative Medicine in Fighting Cancer with Dr. Lucas Tims

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Lucas, a dedicated medical professional with a profound journey into the realm of cancer care. Inspired by a deeply personal experience, Dr. Lucas shares his transition from focusing on gut health to immersing himself in the complexities of cancer treatment and prevention. Throughout the conversation, we delve into the significance of fasting, the impact of traditional cancer treatment methods, and Dr. Lucas's unique approach to integrating conventional and alternative therapies for optimal patient outcomes.   Dr. Lucas offers a candid look into the limitations and challenges faced within the conventional healthcare system, emphasizing the importance of personalized treatment plans that address the root causes of cancer. He highlights various innovative therapies, including the use of IV vitamin C, mistletoe injections, and the potential of immunotherapy drugs, while also stressing the critical role of diet, lifestyle changes, and detoxification in cancer prevention and recovery.   With a story of hope and resilience, Dr. Lucas recounts a remarkable case of a patient with stage four pancreatic cancer who, against all odds, experienced a miraculous recovery through an integrative treatment plan. This episode is not only a testament to Dr. Lucas's dedication to his patients but also serves as a source of inspiration and a call to consider a more holistic approach to cancer care.   Relevant points from episode:    00:00:00 Fasting for 24 Hours 00:00:58 One doctor's journey through thyroid cancer 00:05:51 Ex-Cancer Treatment Centers of America doctor on the transition 00:10:07 Chemotherapy and integrative support for cancer patients 00:10:57 Mixed messages of mistletoe in cancer treatment 00:17:08 Vitamin C for cancer treatment 00:21:20 In the Elevator With Your Valentine 00:21:45 Root Cause Medicine 00:28:07 Fighting cancer with a low-tech approach 00:28:57 Do you test for cancer if you don't have cancer? 00:29:27 Chemotherapy and Metformin 00:34:17 Fasts and sleep 00:34:57 Antiparasitics for cancer, side effects 00:39:32  on nutrition for cancer patients 00:41:54 Carcinoma Survivor's Tips For Preventing the Cancer 00:45:09 How to Detox After Drinking Too Much Alcohol: Vitamin C and? 00:46:28 How to Deal with a Cold and Flu? 00:49:03 Ozone Therapy 00:51:26 Cancer: The science of biohacking 00:52:23 How to Sleep Better With a Headache? 00:55:50 Immunity Therapy for Cancer 00:58:01 Proteins and the Future of Medicine 00:59:53 Obesity is a big problem, says surgeon 01:00:44 "Who's Inspiring You?"? 01:00:55 One patient's miraculous treatment for pancreatic cancer 01:05:36 One pancreatic cancer patient's miraculous story 01:07:50 Dr. Lucas on His Love of Crosswords ----   Follow Dr. Lucas Tims Find us on social media     
2/19/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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64. Nitric Oxide as a Key to Healthy Aging with Dr. Nathan Bryan

Join Morgan, Primal Kitchen's co-founder, for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Nathan Bryan on the Primal Kitchen podcast. Dr. Bryan, a molecular medicine expert and CEO of Nitric Oxide Innovations, delves into the transformative role of nitric oxide in health and disease management. His pioneering work over 20 years has led to breakthroughs in understanding how nitric oxide influences healthy aging, immune response, and chronic disease treatments. Explore the science behind this critical molecule and learn about innovative therapies emerging from Dr. Bryan's biopharmaceutical company, N101. Gain insights on enhancing your well-being through nitric oxide-focused lifestyle changes and therapies.   Relevant points from episode: 00:02:38 Nitric Oxide 00:03:43 Why should we care about nitric oxide? 00:07:54 Nitric Oxide Supplements for Well-Being 00:08:57 How to Tell Your Body's Age from Your Biological Age? 00:10:32 Nitric Oxygen and the immune system 00:16:18 Nitric oxide for Alzheimer's and diabetic heart disease 00:21:33 Obstructing nitric oxide in men 00:26:37 Nitric Oxide and Biohacking 00:29:02 N 101 Nutrition, Dr. Nathan S. Bryan     Follow Dr. Nathan Bryan  Find us on social media
2/12/202429 minutes, 27 seconds
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63. Conception Misconceptions and Fertility Facts with Ronit Menashe & Vida Delrahim

Welcome to the Primal Kitchen Podcast with host Morgan, featuring WeNatal co-founders Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim WeNatal is revolutionizing prenatal care by focusing equally on men and women's health for fertility and pregnancy. Drawing from their personal struggles and insights in fertility, Ronit and Vida discuss the importance of a holistic approach to preconception health. They delve into the significance of proper nutrition and lifestyle changes for both partners, aiming to shift the narrative from individual to collective responsibility in fertility journeys. Join us to learn about WeNatal's unique approach and their journey in creating a comprehensive prenatal supplement. This innovative company produces third-party-tested prenatal supplements for men and women made with purposefully selected ingredients and no gluten, soy, or dairy. Ronit and Vida discuss how their separate battles with pregnancy loss led to researching egg quality and sperm health as part of the prenatal experience, while Morgan shares her own fertility journey. Hear why WeNatal is bringing men into the prenatal conversation and learn more about the impact that sperm health has on pregnancy and fertility. Relevant Points: 0:00 We Natal - Exploring the Journey of Pregnancy 1:35 What I Need To Know About Exclusivity - Insights into Exclusive Information 2:07 A Men's Prenatal - Understanding Prenatal Care for Men 8:00 Impact on Health 8:50 Tips and Advice for Conceiving Again 13:06 Exploring the Connection Between Sperm Quality and Baby's Health 17:15 Unveiling the Qualities of a High-Quality Prenatal Product 20:14 Understanding How We Natal Supports Men in the Prenatal Journey 22:36 The Role of Fitbit and Aura Rings in Health Monitoring 25:19 The Increasing Popularity of Functional Medicine 27:00 Who's Inspiring You Today? - Discovering Sources of Inspiration 28:37 Reflecting on Challenging Experiences 31:20 Insights into Common Human Behaviors   Follow Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim  Follow we_natal     Find us on social media  
2/5/202435 minutes, 39 seconds
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62. Understanding Breast Implant Illness with Dr.Robert Whitfield

Welcome to the Primal Kitchen podcast hosted by Morgan, where we're joined by Dr. Robert Whitfield, an expert in breast implant removal. In today's episode, Dr. Whitfield shares his knowledge on breast implant illness, the importance of recognizing symptoms, and the advantages and disadvantages of implant surgeries. Dive into the complexities of chronic inflammation related to implants and discover the role of holistic recovery programs. Dr. Whitfield's journey from reconstructive microsurgery to a focus on wellness and detoxification provides invaluable insights.   A pioneer in breast implant removal surgery and “no-cut” facelifts, Robert is well-known for his Holistic Accelerated Recovery Program, which helps reduce inflammation during the post-surgery healing process. Learn to spot the symptoms of implant illness that can happen with any device, how it’s treated, and who is most at risk of developing it. Morgan and Robert also discuss toxins, hormone imbalances, and how your own fat can be used as a filler.       Relevant Points : 0:59 Breast Implants 101 1:49 The Secret to Removing Breast Implants 8:36 E. Coli in Breast Implants 10:11 Breast Implants, Genetics, and Immunity 14:29 Breast Implants Removed from the Body 15:16 Do You Do Genetic Testing Before You Decide? 22:07 What About Functional Medicine Techniques? 22:46 Fat Transfer and Breast Augmentation 28:43 Texan Doctor and Supplement Junkie 31:23 How to Get Botox and Facial Fillers 34:52 Do Botox and Implants Differ? 36:18 Breast Implant Illness Expert Robert's Insights 37:44 Fat Transfer Surgery         Follow Dr Robert Whitfield Find us on social media 
1/29/202443 minutes, 23 seconds
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61. Gut Health and Its Impact on Brain Function with Dr.Tara Swart

In this podcast episode, Dr. Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and leadership coach, shares her insights into the brain's workings, discussing the significance of gut health, stress management, and the power of visualization.   She elaborates on how these factors impact our overall well-being, blending ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. Swart's unique approach reveals the dynamic interaction between our mental and physical health and the environment.   The conversation also explores concepts of consciousness and death, offering a deeper understanding of life's purpose and the importance of mindfulness and healthy living.   This episode is a masterclass in harnessing the power of the brain for a balanced, fulfilling life.     Relevant points from episode: 0:00 Introduction: How Science Affects Your Brain? 2:50 Gut Brain Access 6:55 How to manage stress effectively?  13:26 Weightlifting and Vivid Images 19:03 Do Visualizations Make You Smart or Are They Just Hype? 22:06 Paleo and Kombucha 23:18 How to Get Out of Stuck Life?  28:16 Why I Can't Decide Where To Live? 32:28 How to Get More Sleep?  34:48 3 Things for High Performance that You Need to Know 41:02 The Science Behind Art 44:14 Deep Thoughts on Death and Reinvention  47:41 People Are Not Scared Of Death 48:44 How to Bring Mindfulness into Your Daily Life 53:56 Dr. Tara Swart on Meeting Her Fans     Social media profiles ↓ Follow Dr.Tara Find us on social media
1/22/202456 minutes, 5 seconds
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60. A Journey from Reality TV to Health Revolution in Entrepreneurship with Michael Brandt

Join us in this podcast episode featuring Michael Brandt, founder of KetoneIQ, as he shares his unique journey in the world of health and nutrition. From his early beginnings and appearance on Shark Tank to the development of his innovative health product, Michael's story is a blend of entrepreneurial spirit and a deep commitment to wellness. Discover his insights on the role of ketones in enhancing physical and mental performance, the significance of a balanced diet, and the power of endurance sports. This episode is more than just business talk; it's about understanding the interplay of nutrition, technology, and personal health. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast, or someone curious about a healthier lifestyle, Michael's experiences and advice offer something for everyone.  Tune in to be inspired and learn how to navigate the complexities of modern health trends with simplicity and clarity.   Relevant points from episode: 0:00 Ketone IQ: The Future of Fitness 0:54 The World's First Ketone Salts 6:50 Ketone Supplement 10:10 Ketone IQ for Athletes 14:31 Have You Done The Boston Marathon? 18:30 Marathoners Talk About Their Training 19:50 3 Running Tips for Endurance Athletes 20:45 How To Keep Your Heart Rate Controlled 25:30 Ketone IQ For Running 27:42 How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes With Ketones 30:07 How To Cook For A Baby And An Athlete 34:40 The Hardest Thing For Me To Do 38:19 How to Say No to Things? 40:25 Keto Dieter Takes Supplements Every Day 49:17 Dead Startups and How I Built This 57:04 On Launching a Startup 1:00:58 Pioneer Kitchen's Success 1:06:23 Morgan Freeman on Being Curious 1:08:47 How To Build a Successful Company   Social media profiles ↓  Follow Michael  Find us on social media 
1/15/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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59. An engineer's evolution into a holistic health leader with Salim Najjar

In this episode of the Primal Kitchen Podcast, we meet Salim, a former nuclear power plant engineer turned health and wellness entrepreneur. Salim recounts his transformative journey, beginning with a successful yet unfulfilling career in engineering, leading to the inception of Soundtea.   His exploration into health and wellness was sparked by a personal tragedy - the loss of his father to cancer. This pivotal moment propelled him into researching natural health remedies and adopting a unique diet strategy, including a one-meal-a-day routine and microdosing psilocybin for wellness enhancement.    Salim delves into various health optimization techniques, from grounding and cold plunge therapy to leveraging cutting-edge technology and equipment in his biohacking adventures. He also touches upon his experiences with plant medicine, discussing the impacts of ayahuasca and ketamine therapies.    This episode not only charts Salim's professional shift but also offers insights into combining technology with natural health practices.   Tune in to learn how Salim's journey intertwines personal experiences with a passion for holistic health, and discover his approach to blending modern tech with traditional wellness methods.     Relevant points from episode: 0:00 Grounding/Introduction  0:48 Cancer 5:38 All About It 7:09 What Does a Business Look Like Today? 9:17 Heart Rate Variability 14:16 How to Decrease Your HRV?  18:31 Pulsed electromagnetic field 21:15 The Need for Grounding 25:02 Binaural Beats: The Essential Meditation for Long Term Health 34:25 Talking to smokers at 60 34:50 How to Talk to a Child About Trauma? 36:14 Your Thoughts On Death 39:25 After a Shoulder Surgery, Hyperbaric Therapy 44:27 In the sauna with the doctors 49:48 Ketogenic Diet and Supplement regimen 51:45 How to get enough magnesium for your body after a surgery? 53:13 Favorite People and Worst Things You've Done For Yourself 54:45 On Psilocybin and Ayahuasca 1:00:04 Ketamine Therapy With Somatic Meditation 1:03:49 Ketamine, Psilocybin: Where to Start?   Social media profiles ↓ ----- Follow Salim  Find us on social media 
1/12/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 57 seconds
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58: Get to Know Your Inner Parts with Richard Schwartz, PhD

In this week’s podcast. Morgan gets introspective with Harvard Medical School faculty member Dr. Richard Schwartz, creator of the Internal Family Systems therapeutic model. This evidence-based treatment promotes healing by acknowledging all the “parts” inside each of us, including the core self and our various sub-personalities. Tune in as Richard teaches Morgan to speak to her inner voices and walks through his 8 C’s of self-leadership, including confidence and compassion. He also dives into how the Internal Family Systems method can help those with PTSD and other types of trauma.
12/4/202347 minutes, 53 seconds
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57: High Achiever: Dr. Mike Hart on the Benefits of Medical Marijuana and Psychedelics

In this week’s podcast, Morgan gets in the weeds about weed with Dr. Mike Hart, COO of Optimind Pharma. A respected physician specializing in cannabis medicine and psychedelic therapy for more than a decade, Mike is passionate about taking a holistic approach to treating the body and mind. Learn about the various medicinal uses of cannabinoids, from improving sleep quality to helping veterans suffering from PTSD, and the risks and benefits associated with treatment. Mike also shares how cannabis and oral ketamine can be used to treat depression, and who makes a good candidate for these types of therapy.
10/30/202354 minutes, 13 seconds
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56: What’s Your Gut Telling You? Pendulum Co-founder Colleen Cutcliffe Has the Answer

It’s time for a gut check! Morgan’s guest this week is Dr. Colleen Cutcliffe, a biochemist and molecular biologist who is passionate about gut health. Colleen is the co-founder and CEO of Pendulum, a research-driven probiotics company on a mission to improve overall health by focusing on the gut. Learn more about the connection between balanced gut flora and a healthy body, and why she believes that certain probiotic strains (particularly Akkermansia) are the key to a healthy gut. Colleen also shares with Morgan the impact that stress, aging, and early antibiotic use can have on the gut microbiome and what people can do to get their gut back in check.
9/25/202336 minutes, 31 seconds
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55: The Secrets of High Performers with Psychotherapist and Triathlete, David Roadhouse

This week’s podcast welcomes multigenerational psychotherapist David Roadhouse, a four-time World Triathlon winner, meditation retreat leader, and Morgan’s own personal therapist! Hear about David’s intense training techniques, from sleeping in a hypoxic tent every night for 15 years to loading up on filet mignon long before the “carnivore diet” became popular. David also shares how Buddhist meditation practices shaped his therapy work, his tips for a healthy and successful marriage, and the commonly shared traits he sees in entrepreneurs and high performers like Morgan.  
9/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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54: The Link Between Strength and Success with Endurance Athlete Eric Hinman

In this week’s podcast, Denver-based endurance athlete and social media influencer Eric Hinman shares how competitions motivated his wellness journey. A 5x Ironman, Leadville finisher, and top CrossFit athlete, he’s also the co-founder of the Original Grain and XO Taco restaurants in Syracuse, NY. Hear from Eric on his current workout routine, eating plan, and the differences between training for competition vs. everyday exercise. The 5x Ironman competitor also gets real with Morgan about his entrepreneurial failures and successes, and how he works with brands and the community to build strong relationships.   
9/4/202354 minutes, 25 seconds
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53: Chef & Entrepreneur Camilla Marcus Champions Great Taste with Less Waste

In this episode, chef and hospitality entrepreneur Camilla Marcus shares her insights on sustainable food practices and moving toward a zero-waste lifestyle. Founder of NYC-based restaurant turned upscale provisions company west~bourne, Camilla also co-founded of ROAR (Restaurants Organizing Advocating Rebuilding) and is a founding member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition. Camilla and Morgan chat mom-to-mom about raising environmentally aware children and the environmental and health impacts of eating real vs. processed foods. Camilla also shares her philosophy of “honoring nature as nature intended” and offers tips on how to use zero-waste tools at home.
8/21/202339 minutes, 21 seconds
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52: Dr. Casey Means on Sugar Highs, Naked Carbs, and Glucose Monitoring for Every Body

Tune in as Morgan chats with Stanford-trained physician Dr. Casey Means about her transition from simply treating symptoms to empowering people to make smart diet and lifestyle choices. Casey is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Levels, a metabolic health company providing tech-enabled tools that continuously monitor glucose levels. In this episode, she dives into the negative effects of glucose spikes, the perils of eating “naked carbs,” and how mental health can influence your physical well-being. Casey also teams up with Morgan, an avid Levels user, to demonstrate how the tool helps track the ongoing effects that glucose has on your body. Visit levels.link/primalkitchen for a special offer for our podcast listeners!
8/7/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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51: Trash Panda’s Julia Putzeys on Separating the Good from the Garbage in Food Labels

Tune in as Morgan chats with Julia Putzeys, certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and general manager of the Trash Panda app, which helps consumers decipher the nutrition information on food labels so they can make more informed choices. In this week’s episode, Julia shares how a pantry cleaning with Morgan inspired her own journey into the health and wellness space, and how a background creating apps and websites for the NFL combined with her nutrition education laid the foundation for developing her “passion project” app. The pair also discuss the ins and outs of teaching children to make healthier food choices, from exploring labels and ingredients to advocating for increased transparency in the food industry.
7/17/202331 minutes, 25 seconds
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50: Mark and Carrie Sisson on Self-Care Routines, Success, and Manifesting Your Best Life

In this special 50th episode of The Primal Kitchen Podcast, Morgan sits down for an in-person candid chat with longtime friend and Primal Kitchen co-founder, Mark Sisson, and his wife and fellow entrepreneur, Carrie Sisson. A New York Times bestselling author and former endurance athlete, Mark has been educating the world on nutrition and fitness for more than fifteen years. Get the lowdown on Mark and Carrie’s routines, from the anti-aging technologies they embrace or avoid, to daily supplements, skincare, and their current eating habits. The couple also shares how they met, their secrets for a successful marriage, and their favorite vacay destination (hint: It’s wickedly luxurious and known for wine). Plus, Morgan gets Mark and Carrie to reveal their hidden talents!
7/11/202356 minutes, 13 seconds
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Obesity Expert Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Weighs in on Ozempic

This week’s podcast discusses the use of semaglutide medications for weight loss. While we acknowledge that this is a controversial topic in the medical and fitness communities, we’re always open to hearing all sides of the conversation. Any and all opinions stated in this podcast are the guests and hosts opinions and do not represent Primal Kitchen or its parent company.  Tune in as Morgan discusses fitness, the obesity epidemic, and the weight loss drug Ozempic® with board-certified obesity and lipid specialist, Dr. Spencer Nadolsky. Inspired by his childhood growing up in an athletic family, Spencer blends his affinity for fitness with practical medical knowledge and currently serves as medical director for one of the largest online medical obesity treatment programs. You can also find him on Instagram, where he uses clever memes to dispel myths about weight loss and obesity. In this episode, Spencer discusses his weight loss ideologies, the science behind food cravings, and why people are turning to Ozympic for help. He also weighs in on the controversy surrounding this popular drug and the ethics of using semaglutide for everyday weight loss.  
6/12/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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48: Getting to the Heart of Your Stress with Dr. Dave Rabin

This week, Morgan has a heart-to-heart with Dr. Dave Rabin, a board-certified psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and entrepreneur who has studied the impact of chronic stress on the body for more than fifteen years. Dave and his team at the Apollo Clinic empower their clients to take control of their health by tapping into the body’s natural healing ability. In this episode, Dave discusses how heart rate variability (HRV) connects to the body’s stress levels and the effects that low HRV can have on athletic performance. He also shares with Morgan how analyzing his own dreams sparked an early interest in neuroscience, and how his innovative product, the Apollo Wearable, can improve the body’s resistance to stress.
5/22/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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47: Putting Longevity Under the Microscope with Timeline CEO, Chris Rinsch

In this week’s episode, we chat with Dr. Chris Rinsch, co-founder and CEO of the Swiss health sciences company, Timeline. With more than two decades of experience in mitochondrial health, he has published in scientific journals such as Nature Metabolism and Cell Reports Medicine. Chris discusses how the “powerhouse of the cell” affects aging and what we can do to get our mitochondria working at optimal levels. He also shares with Morgan about his company’s cellular health products, the role that pomegranate plays in stimulating mitochondria, and the differences between longevity (living longer) and health span (living well).  
5/8/202339 minutes, 19 seconds
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46: The Recipe for a Grain-Free, Less-Stress Life with Author Danielle Walker

Wellness advocate, self-taught chef, and New York Times best-selling author Danielle Walker joins Morgan for a candid conversation about grain-free living and the limitations of Western medicine. Danielle’s road to healthful eating began with an autoimmune disease diagnosis in her early 20s, after which she discovered a grain-free Paleo diet plan that would inspire five successful cookbooks. In this podcast, Danielle shares her recipe testing process, current eating routine, and all-time favorite cookbook. Morgan and Danielle also discuss the impact of elevated stress levels, stress-reduction techniques, and how EDMR therapy (typically used for post-trauma recovery) can help.     Find her latest cookbook, Healthy in a Hurry HERE! 
5/1/202341 minutes, 13 seconds
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45: Katy Whalen on the Pitfalls of Perimenopause and Female Aging

On this week’s podcast, Morgan has a candid conversation about aging with Katy Whalen, co-founder and CEO of the interactive women’s telehealth community Joi Women’s Wellness. After a long battle with infertility that included fatigue and weight issues, Katy went on a healing journey using peptide and hormone therapy. Katy discusses the stigma and misinformation surrounding perimenopause and how testosterone and other supplements can be used to treat symptoms, along with Ozempic peptide treatments and compounded medications. Morgan and Katy also get real about the guilt that may surface when women use supplements or medications to help them lose weight and how to deal with that “cheating” feeling.    Follow @joiwomenswellness to learn more! 
4/24/202341 minutes, 20 seconds
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44: Peak Performance Through a Primal Lens with Brad Kearns

We’re chatting with author and professionally ranked triathlete Brad Kearns about peak performance, competitive mindset, and what it was like training with Primal Kitchen founder Mark Sisson as his coach. In addition to hosting several online Primal courses, such as the Primal Fitness Coach Expert Certification, Brad partnered with Mark to help write their New York Times bestseller, The Keto Reset Diet. In this episode, Brad and Morgan discuss metabolic flexibility and the importance of eliminating processed foods from one’s diet. Brad also shares his take on popular diets such as keto, carnivore, and Paleo and why his diet consists mainly of meat and fruit.   
4/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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43: Thyroid Health 101 with Elle Russ

In this week’s episode, Morgan explores the intricacies of thyroid health with subject matter expert and fellow podcast host Elle Russ. A bestselling author and coach, Elle is a proponent of searching for underlying causes of thyroid problems rather than simply following the conventional practice of treating symptoms. Follow along as Elle takes a deep dive into the differences between hypo- and hyperthyroid conditions, common and outlying symptoms (including fertility issues), testing options, and the potential benefits of adopting a Primal diet. She also shares confidence-boosting tips with Morgan from her latest book, Confident as Fu*k.     
4/3/202346 minutes, 8 seconds
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42: Author Ben Greenfield’s Unconventional Methods for Better Health and a Happy Marriage

Join us as Morgan talks with Ben Greenfield, human performance expert and bestselling author of 17 books, including Beyond Training, Fit Soul, and The Boundless Cookbook. In this episode, Ben offers his take on unconventional physical and endurance therapies such as breath work, oxygen input, and cold therapy. He also tackles the controversial off-label use of semaglutide drugs for weight loss, discusses the importance of good water filtration, and shares his secrets for maintaining wedded bliss.   
3/20/202346 minutes
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41: Vivarays Founder Roudy Nassif Sheds Light on Balancing Life and Sleep

In this episode, engineer and health entrepreneur Roudy Nassif joins Morgan for an enlightening discussion on the effects that natural and indoor light can have on the body. After being diagnosed with ADHD, Roudy learned to bio hack his system using natural sunlight. His experience inspired him to found Vivarays, which makes light-filtering glasses that help balance circadian rhythms to support improved sleep and energy. Join us as Roudy helps Morgan overcome pregnancy insomnia and shares his insights on the connections between improved sleep and living an outdoor lifestyle. He also sheds light on the differences between Vivarays and typical blue light filtering glasses, and how his company’s innovative technology mimics temperature changes the body would naturally be exposed to.    
3/13/202337 minutes, 49 seconds
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40: Food as Medicine - Serenity Kids Founder Joe Carr Shares His Formula for Better Health

In this episode, Morgan chats with Joe Carr, founder and President of Serenity Kids, about his adult autism diagnosis and why he adopted a Paleo diet. Serenity Kids produces nutrient-dense baby food made with organic vegetables, high-quality oils, and pasture-raised meats from small family farms. Find out what inspired Joe to create Serenity Kids, how their grass-fed A2 formula works for babies with digestive issues, and how his experience with the Paleo lifestyle changed the way he feeds his family.   Plus, use code PRIMALKITCHEN for 15% off your first order at myserenitykids.com!
3/6/202342 minutes, 48 seconds
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39: Can You Avoid Cancer? Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy Advocates for Preventive Medicine

Join us as Morgan tackles difficult questions about “The Big C” with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, author of The Cancer Revolution and founder/medical director of the Cancer Center for Healing and Center for New Medicine. Leigh shares what it was like growing up with health issues as a result of her mother’s treatment with a cancer-causing medication, and how that experience shaped her interest in chronic diseases. Morgan and Leigh also dive into the impact of stress and high-sugar diets on the body, plus key preventative measures that you can take.
2/27/202346 minutes, 7 seconds
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38: The Link Between Dairy Intolerance and Dairy Genes with Alexandre Family Farm Founders Blake & Stephanie

Dairy Intolerance or Mutated Gene Intolerance?  Blake and Stephanie were both born and raised as dairy farmers and bought their current farm in 1992. In 2002, they became certified organic farmers and began studying soil and nutrient density on their farm as well as milk proteins. A2 is the digestible casein protein found in all mammalian milk, but about one thousand years ago it mutated to the A1 form which causes lactose to ferment and potentially why we've seen a rise in dairy intolerances over the last couple of decades. Through their studies Blake and Stephanie learned the difference between A1 and A2 beta casein proteins in milk and they began to breed A1 out of their herd. Today, they have a large herd of 100% A2/A2 genetics cows, and sell only A2 organic milk and yogurt nationwide.  Alexandre Family Farm is the first Certified Regenerative dairy and egg ranch in the U.S.  They are also certified organic and certified humane. Listen in as they share their journey with Morgan with the difficulties of raising organic calves and venturing away from antibiotic usage, their thoughts on what regenerative agriculture means to them and how they want to bring people back to dairy. 
8/1/202245 minutes, 18 seconds
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37: Decoding Your Genes for Data-Driven Health with Joe Cohen

Biohacking For Personalized Healthcare  This week, Morgan chats with author and entrepreneur, Joe Cohen. Joe suffered from a variety of health issues going up: inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety–to name a few. His symptoms and experiences were not well understood by conventional and even alternative medicine, and after years of suffering, that he embarked on a self-experimentation journey to improve his health through biohacking.  Joe went on to found SelfDecode, a biotech software platform for DNA and lab-based health recommendations established by your own genes so that you can take charge of your own healthcare with data-driven health decisions. SelfDecode is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by providing personalized health recommendations based on a combination of your DNA, labs, and environmental factors.  In this chat, Cohen describes to Morgan his thoughts on how the world needs more personalized healthcare, his biohacking system for his food sensitivities and his journey from New York to Israel. 
7/22/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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36: Anxiety Expert Mark Metry Gives Advice on Being Your Best Self

Is Anxiety More Prevalent in Males?  This week, Morgan chats with Mental Health Advocate and Anxiety Expert, Mark Metry on the topic of social anxiety. Mark is a Forbes featured TEDX speaker, a global top 10 podcast host of the Social Anxiety Society and a best selling author of Screw Being Shy, but there was once a time where he couldn't even make eye contact with people due to suffering from immense social anxiety.  In this enlightening talk, Mark goes in depth about growing up in the inner city as a first generation immigrant and how racial bullying in school affected his self esteem and began making him closed off to the world. After spending years being overweight and depressed, he went on a self healing journey with the help of psychotherapy, gratitude, healthy habits and developing hobbies such as writing and podcasting. Morgan and Mark discuss the how social anxiety affects your mind and body in cognitive distortions and how it hijacks your entire nervous system, but how diet and lifestyle changes can set the foundation for long term results in a positive direction. 
7/18/202254 minutes, 54 seconds
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35: Living More with Less: Chatting Consumerism with The Minimalists

What is the real pursuit of happiness?  This week, Morgan has an enlightening discussion with Josh Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, otherwise known as The Minimalists. Josh and Ryan climbed up the corporate ladder in their 20's to obtain the standard American dream of a consumer-driven life with luxury cars, big houses full of pricey material things. After being rocked by a series of life-altering events, Josh went on the journey to find a more meaningful life getting his childhood best friend Ryan involved along the way. Since starting their journey, The Minimalists have had two successful documentaries on Netflix, Minimalism and Less is Now, and have written four books, their most recent being Love People Use Things. In this chat, they go in depth about what the pursuit of happiness means and how to be fulfilled without material things. They believe that all things they own should serve a purpose and provide advice on how to maintain this lifestyle. Milburn and Nicodemus go in depth on how minimalism goes beyond the scope of material things, but how it can help improve other areas of our lives by removing all types of life clutter such as calendar clutter, relationship clutter, and advertisement clutter.
7/11/202256 minutes, 25 seconds
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34: Former City Slicker & TikTok Sensation Brian Brigantti Talks Homesteading & Permaculture

This week, Morgan is joined by Viral TikTok Homestead sensation and founder of Red Leaf Ranch, Brian Brigantti. While pursuing a career in photography in New York City, Brian ended up falling in love with the simplicity of being immersed in the country side of Tennessee while on a spontaneous trip in 2019. Instead of starting small. Brian decided to make the move and go full force into learning everything he could about permaculture and growing his own food with his partner.  Brian goes in depth about the transition from city life to the countryside and having to battle the urge to always be on the move in a slow paced environment.  Listen in as Morgan and Brian share garden stories -  successes and failures - and how he his tips and tricks are inspiring millions across the TikTok platform. 
6/24/202233 minutes, 11 seconds
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33: Cody Rigsby Gets Candid on Everything From Peloton to Dancing

This week, Morgan chats with unfiltered one-of-a-kind Peloton Instructor Cody Rigsby. Cody has taken the fitness community by storm since first appearing on Peloton 8 years ago. As a Peloton Instructor, Rigsby reminds everyone in his classes to push themselves, but have a good time doing it, because we all need to have a little more fun. He believes that life should be experienced authentically, and this is fully represented throughout his rides. His Peloton #BooCrew has over 120,000 devoted members pedaling to his every word. A #BooCrew favorite, Rigsby also hosts unique “XOXO” classes, in which Peloton riders submit questions about life, relationships, pop culture, etc. for Rigsby to advise on and share his candid opinions during his live rides.  Rigsby goes in depth with Morgan about moving to North Carolina as a child and how his passion for dancing ignited after taking a ballet class, moving to NYC, experiencing homelessness, and overcoming obstacles. He discusses his new relationship with food and body image and how he focuses on ways to move his body that mimics childhood, embracing the inner Primal "play" based behavior that our audience knows so well. He spills on his favorite Primal Kitchen Products, Dancing with The Stars, and detoxing from social media. Listen in to hear all the shared laughter and the "tea!" 
6/20/202243 minutes, 47 seconds
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32: Grain-Free Queen Elizabeth Stein Talks Health & Entrepreneurialism

Morgan is joined by Purely Elizabeth founder and namesake Elizabeth Stein in this week's episode. Stein started her career in fashion marketing before becoming an entrepreneur. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition which changed her life and perspective on food...and introduced her to the concept of a gluten-free diet. She strived to create gluten and grain-free products that were not only better-tasting but also featured better ingredients. What started as a homemade blueberry muffin start-up grew to a nationwide grain-free granola craze and the beginning of Purely Elizabeth. Stein's company now features a line of "naturally gluten-free granola, oatmeal, and baking mixes in multigrain and grain-free varieties to make eating well effortless." Join Morgan and Stein as they talk about grains' impact on gut health as well as wine, sleep, and diets. Plus, you'll learn Stein's daily ritual for health, wellness, and blood sugar regulation.  Take a taste and use code PRIMALKITCHEN for 20% off all products on purelyelizabeth.com! 
6/13/202234 minutes, 24 seconds
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31: Becoming Unstoppable with Bethany Hamilton

Join Morgan this week as she chats with her guest and close friend, professional surfer and motivational speaker Bethany Hamilton. They swap surf stories and Hamilton shares how she kept her passion for being in the water alive even after suffering a tragic shark attack, and how the incident changed her relationship with fear. She talks about finding her purpose in motivating others and spending time with her 3 beloved sons.  Hamilton gets candid about her current nutrition routine and her personal health journey since her teenage years, including a pro-metabolic diet approach and her go-to meals.  Find out more from Bethany and her mentorship courses at bethanyhamilton.com. 
6/6/20221 hour, 20 seconds
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30: Kelly Leveque on Weight Loss, Blood Sugar, Cancer and Pediatric Nutrition

This week, guest Kelly LeVeque and Morgan dish on her celebrity clientele, how to make "blood sugar sexy" and her Fab4 courses. In this deep-dive conversation, LeVeque explores the links between blood sugar regulation, cancer prevention, and weight loss. She discusses the role fiber plays in her Fab4Under4 course as well as pediatric nutrition and pregnancy glucose tests. Listen in to hear more about Leveque's philosophy and her Fab4 method.    Check out Kelly's Fab4 courses here! 
5/19/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 54 seconds
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29: Childhood Behavior & Preconception Care with Pediatric Naturopathic Doctor, Ari Calhoun

This week, Morgan discusses childhood neurodevelopment conditions, autoimmune conditions, and the journey through motherhood from preconception all the way until early toddlerhood with Perinatal and Pediatric Naturopathic Doctor & mama herself, Dr. Ari Calhoun. Inspired by her own personal journey with mental illness & health issues, it led her down the rode to take a deeper dive on childhood neurodevelopment and women's care using a holistic approach. Dr. Calhoun has spent an extensive amount of time studying childhood disorders such as ADHD, autism, autoimmune conditions, and anxiety/depression & helps parents use an integrative approach to manage symptoms and impower them to understand risk factors while not fearing everything and everything. Listen in as they go through everything from reducing your toxin exposure while pregnant, essential nutrients during pregnancy, and important baby first foods to try!  For more resources from Dr. Ari, check out her blog: www.kithandkinwellness.com
5/9/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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28: "Child Whisperer" Dr. Siggie Shares Solutions for Screentime, Communication, and Managing Emotions

This week, Morgan meets with the "Child Whisperer," Dr. Siggie Cohen. Growing up in Israel, Cohen's love of children and animals led her to be a natural caretaker from an early age. Her sensitivity to and awareness of complex emotions led her to study child development in the United States. Cohen now boasts over 30 years of experience as a counselor, helping countless grateful parents feel "more empowered and less guilty."  Cohen deals with children of all ages, struggling with any number of issues, from sibling rivalry to setting boundaries, to struggling with the pressures of school. In this in-depth conversation, Dr Siggie talks on a myriad of tricky parenting subjects, from emotional regulation to parent dynamics, to problem-solving. No matter what the issue, Dr Siggie is here to help parents and children alike find solutions.    Use code 0DIPAJT on drsiggie.com for 10% off of her Toddler courses! 
5/2/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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27: Farming's Future with Force of Nature Founders Robby & Taylor

Join Morgan this week as she sits down to talk regenerative farming with Robby Sansom & Taylor Collins, the founders of Roam Ranch and Force of Nature. Collins and Sansom met in middle school and reunited as adults to start their first entrepreneurial venture with Epic Provisions. After selling Epic in 2019, the pair dove into regenerative farming, developing Roam Ranch and Force of Nature.  Collins and Sansom discuss the important role biodiversity plays in an agricultural setting and the power of working with wildlife instead of against it. They discuss how the soil impacts their products, how meat quality can change with regenerative farming versus conventional farming, and the importance of reintroducing bison to its natural habitat in the Americas and their impact on biodiversity. In this in-depth discussion, these three entrepreneurs talk about how they see the industry evolving, reconnecting to the legacy of ancestors, and the co-evolution with land and nature.  Use Code PRIMALKITCHEN on forceofnature.com for $15 off your first order!
4/18/202257 minutes, 36 seconds
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26: The Buzz on Nutraceuticals with Beekeeper's Naturals Founder, Carly Stein

In this episode, Morgan sits down with game-changing entrepreneur, Beekeeper's Naturals founder Carly Stein. Plagued by tonsillitis growing up, Carly found sanity & healing through an unlikely hero: bee nutraceuticals. She speaks in-depth on how a trip to Europe changed her entire perspective on health, how she found healing for herself and found Beekeeper's Naturals in the process. Carly is also a beekeeper and a tireless advocate for the preservation of the waning global bee population. Listen in as Morgan gets the full scoop on how Carly won over moms at Farmer's Markets to getting on Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Use code PRIMALKITCHEN on beekeepersnaturals.com for 25% off all products! 
4/11/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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25: Pasturebird Founder Paul Greive Talks the Future of Farming & Regenerative Practices

This week, Morgan sits down with Paul Greive, a former marine-turned-farmer and the founder of Pasturebird. Pasturebird uses regenerative farming to build a pasture-raised poultry farm.  Greive talks about his past life in the military and a battle with Lyme disease that resulted in him adopting the paleo lifestyle and becoming a farmer. Greive took a deep dive into learning about regenerative farming, learning about responsible animal agriculture and its lasting effects on soil, and developed his system to raise true, pasture-raised hens on grass living off fresh grass with access to the sun. He learned the staggering difference in nutrient density for regenerative farming compared to conventional.  Greive discusses his humble beginnings as a start-up farm struggling with distribution, and how Primal Kitchen founder Mark Sisson gave his brand the boost it needed in his early days. Listen in as he spills on his favorite PK product (Buffalo!) and the future of farming. 
4/4/202257 minutes, 31 seconds
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24: Eat to Beat Disease with Dr. William Li

On this week's episode, Moran sits down with Dr. William Li, an internal medicine doctor, vascular biologist, and author of the book "Eat to Beat Disease." Dr Li always had an interest in food and diet lifestyles since he was young, and he studied the links between food, culture and the health of communities around the world for years. Dr Li looked to blood vessels to find common denominators within different diseases and has been involved in 41 FDA-approved medications for disease treatment from his studies. The medical director for the Angiogenesis Foundation, Dr Li explains the way our body grows blood vessels, a central tenant to health. His research has shown that certain foods help our body overgrow blood vessels that could potentially cause diseases like cancer. Dr Li applies the "Food as Medicine Research" method to his work, talking  about foods that activate our health defenses, and what to add to our body to build ourselves up. His personal mantra is to "love your food & love your health." In this in-depth conversation, Dr Li discusses fasting & its relation to his research, his "grand slam" foods, what helps treat disease along with prevention, and the power of fiber. 
3/28/202248 minutes, 33 seconds
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23: From Olympian to Elite Wheelchair Athlete, Amy Van Dyken Rouen Shares Her Story

This week, Morgan chats with former Olympian Amy Van Dyken Rouen, the history-making athlete who was the first American to win 4 gold medals in a single Olympic games. After a devastating accident, Rouen was paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to maintain her athleticism, Rouen eventually earned the title of the fittest sitting woman in the world. In this conversation, Morgan and Rouen chat about Olympic competition, overcoming tremendous adversity, mental health, paleo & keto eating, CrossFit & more! 
3/21/202255 minutes, 34 seconds
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22: Finessing the Role of the Fitness Coach with James Fitzgerald

Morgan sits down this week with one of the "Fittest Men on Earth" and renowned fitness coach, James Fitzgerald.  His fitness journey began while playing competitive soccer as a teenager. During his collegiate years, James spent a great deal of time training, studying, and researching fitness. His investigations led to the publishing of multiple studies in Physiology Canada and The Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology. James applied his knowledge to coaching general population clients and competitive athletes, built a thriving coaching business, and launched Optimum Performance Training (OPT) in 1999. Looking to spread his knowledge and methodologies, James began coaching athletes remotely and spearheading the individual design programming movement. Through the personal application of his own program, he earned the title of "The Fittest Man on Earth", winning the inaugural CrossFit games in 2007.  In this conversation, Morgan and James talk about the overwhelming amount of fitness options out there, the increasingly sedentary state of the world, the importance of movement and fitness simplicity, and much more.  Feeling inspired? Use code LEARN50 for 50% OFF your first month on James' BRAND NEW fitness coaching education app, LearnRx (https://learnrx.app/)
3/14/202259 minutes, 47 seconds
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21: Mark Sisson Q&A - Testosterone Talk

This week, Morgan sits down with Primal Kitchen co-founder, endurance athlete, best-selling author and ancestral eating "godfather" Mark Sisson to talk all things testosterone. Mark dives into testosterone's important role as a hormone in bodies of all genders. They chat about the impact diet, stress, and movement can have on production and the power of hormone receptor sites. Mark gets candid about supplementing testosterone, plus ways to support this hormone naturally. Listen in to learn more!
3/7/202239 minutes, 39 seconds
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20: Creating a Primally Pure Beauty Routine with Bethany McDaniel

This week, Morgan connects with Primally Pure founder Bethany McDaniel to talk about the link between real food eating and natural skincare. McDaniel used all sorts of harsh prescription creams and pills to treat her acne as a teenager and young adult–and dealt with red, raw, irritated skin as a result. She was blown away by the effects she eventually experienced after ditching the harsh chemicals and replacing them with simple, natural ingredients and began a Paleo diet.  McDaniel talks about her passion for living a healthy lifestyle and how her husband's start of a Pasturebird, a pasture-raised poultry company, ignited her passion for making natural beauty products. She talks about the science behind her natural products, and the treatments visitors at to the spa at the Primally Pure headquarters can find, like lymphatic damage, facial massage & holistic healing. Join Morgan and McDaniel in their talk on beauty, botox, natural anti-aging, and much more, then use code PRIMALKITCHEN for 10% off at primallypure.com!
2/28/202239 minutes, 16 seconds
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19: The Secrets on Sexual Optimization & Aging with Dr. Amy Killen

This week Morgan chats with sex and anti-aging expert Dr. Amy Killen. A former emergency medicine physician, Dr. Killen's practice has pioneered one of the most innovative regenerative procedures currently available: the Full Body Stem Cell Makeover. Dr. Killen's programs focus on looking good and feeling good through anti-aging health and sexual optimization for folks of all genders. Listen in as they chat through all things sex, orgasms, erectile dysfunction, libido, sunscreen, & her new peptide supplement called Rapid Rebound.  
2/21/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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18: Falling in Love With Your Body with Danika Brysha

TW: Disordered Eating This week, Morgan sits down with entrepreneur and former model Danika Brysha. During their discussion, Brysha speaks candidly about her struggles with body image and her journey into the modeling industry. Trying the Whole30 Diet opened Brysha's eyes to the power of food physically and mentally, and inspired her to start her own meal delivery company, ModelMeals. Brysha speaks openly about the financial stresses that come with successful entrepreneurship. In this enlightening conversation, Morgan and Danika Brysha talk about everything: from the impact of mainstream media on body image to mindfulness and meditation to the link between personal growth and organic gardening, to self-care and self-worth. 
2/14/202255 minutes, 26 seconds
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17: Microbiome Sweet Talk with Olipop Founders Ben Goodwin & David Lester

Join Morgan as she meets with Olipop founders Ben and David, to discuss their partnership and venture into beverage entrepreneurship. They talk how their own health woes lead to learning about the gut microbiome and eventually disrupting the soda industry with Olipop. Their ground-breaking soda is high in prebiotic fiber low in sugar, natural botanicals (and Paleo, gluten-free, vegan & Non-GMO Project Verified, and contains 2g of sugar per can to boot!) With a team of international scientists, they developed their popular formula, and they discuss their upcoming clinical trials to study the effect of prebiotics & botanicals on the gut. Plus, Primal Blueprint fans, rejoice: Morgan, Ben, and David talk about the indigenous hunter-gatherer's diet and the crucial elements that are missing in the standard American diet.
2/7/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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16: Kanchan Koya's Spicy Secret to Inspired Health

This week, Morgan talks with Harvard Ph.D. turned food blogger & renowned spice queen Kanchan Koya. Growing up in India, her grandmother's ancient spice remedies seemed impossible, so she decided to study science and get to the bottom of health...only to return to her roots, touting the benefits of spices! After discovering that science could back up the medicinal properties of her favorite family spices, Koya dedicated her life to educating others on social media with simple, delicious recipes that incorporated these healing ingredients. Listen in as Morgan & Kanchan talk about infancy pallet development, spice benefits, blood sugar, social media & food fasting. Follow Kanchan on Instagram, @chiefspicemama, & check out her own Podcast, Radical Vitality! 
1/31/202247 minutes
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15: Heal and Hack Your Hormones with Health Coach Katie Bressack

This week, Morgan chats with Board Certified Holistic Health Coach Katie Bressack who specializes in women's hormone health. Bressack discusses her own personal health journey managing and improving her menstrual cycle to her twin pregnancy experience. Bressack goes in-depth on women's health throughout all stages of life from pregnancy, postpartum to menopause. She shares her insight on regular menstrual maintenance and how it relates to blood sugar, stress, and other factors. Listen in to learn more about her take on the link between digestion and hormone health in this enlightening talk! 
1/24/202242 minutes, 56 seconds
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14: Meditation Hacks, Habit Stacking and Yoga Pants with Todd McCullough

This week, Morgan chats with TMAC Fitness Founder, Todd McCullough. Coming from a small town, Todd lived a very athletic life before ever being exposed to Yoga and Meditation. It wasn't until a string of injuries, cooperate burnout, and an unexpected yoga pants detour that inspired him to find fulfillment in different areas to get him in touch with his mind and body. Today, Todd dedicates his life to combining his unique habit-stacking fitness approach of HIIT and Meditation for his clients. Listen in as Morgan hears all the details of his journey and current daily rituals! Todd has helped over 30,000 people turn their physical and mental health around and you can sign up HERE to get 10 Free Days of Home Workouts. 
1/17/20221 hour, 8 minutes
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13: Taking a Bigger Slice Out of Life With Blaze Pizza

This week, Morgan chats with Blaze Pizza CMO Vince Szwajkowski. They discuss all things Blaze, from their mission to make pizza diet-inclusive, to sourcing real ingredients for their menu, to using a woman-owned gluten-free flour crust company, to even their sell-out keto crusts! Plus, Vince and Morgan get into Vince's decision to go gluten and dairy-free, as well as his career journey at Blaze.  Starting on January 5th (National Keto Day) and extending through January 16th, Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing will be available as a finishing drizzle at select Blaze Pizza locations nationwide. We hope you enjoy their story and enjoy a pizza with Primal Kitchen Ranch this month! Check out this link to find exact locations: https://www.primalkitchen.com/blog/news/primal-kitchen-blaze-pizza
1/3/202234 minutes, 17 seconds
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12: Crohn’s, Acne, Hormones and Health: Unique Hammond Shares Her Journey

This week, Morgan sits down with Crohn's Disease Survivor and Holistic Health Coach Unique Hammond as she walks us through her journey to health with an unlikely hero: beans.  She discusses in-depth her scary health decline and not feeling heard in Western Medicine. Unique tried almost every diet under the sun to get better, it wasn't until she discovered that beans and fiber she cracked the code to long-lasting gut health. Unique and Morgan myth-bust beans and answer all of the questions you're dying to know! Find Unique's book, Your Tastebud's Are A**holes on Amazon & get $25 OFF any of Unique's courses on youregreat.com when you use code PRIMAL25 at checkout. 
12/20/202154 minutes, 55 seconds
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11: Getting Kids to Kick Sugar with Sugarproof Authors Dr. Goran & Dr. Ventura

This week, Morgan gets the scoop on sugar & raising balanced eaters from Sugarproof authors Dr. Michael Goran and Dr. Emily Ventura. They share how their research led them to make connections between childhood ailments and the sugar consumption of the modern-day diet.  They take a deep dive into the effect of sugar on our children...all the way from hidden sugars in everyday supermarket foods to the critical growth theory.  Do different sugars have different effects on the body? Is Fruit Sugar worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup? Listen in to hear them debunk the "sugar is sugar" theory and for tips on how to improve healthy sugar consumption for kids at home! 
12/13/202156 minutes, 16 seconds
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10: Mark Sisson Q&A - The Scoop on Breakfast & Fasted Training

Take a cue from the man himself! This week, Morgan gets the scoop from Mark Sisson about his current eating habits & training schedule in Miami. Itching to find out the protein Mark is ditching these days? Looking for his hot take on eating breakfast?  Tune in to the full episode to find out these fast facts on current Mark's routine. 
12/6/20211 hour, 38 seconds
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09: Building Barcode Through Basketball with Founder & Former NBA Trainer Bar Malik

This week, Morgan learns the tips and tricks on tackling hydration and health in the athletic world with former NBA Director of Performance, Mubarak Malik. Bar left the NBA world to pursue his entrepreneurial vision of disrupting the sports drink industry with Barcode: a gluten-free, plant-based natural sports drink praised by celebrities and NBA players alike. Tune in to learn which celebrity elevated his brand before it was even officially created and his hacks for high-performance athletic ability! 
11/29/202155 minutes, 9 seconds
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08: Mark Sisson Q&A - Turkey Traditions & Hacks for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving around the corner, join Primal Kitchen Co-founders Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti as they start the holiday season with a Q and A that covers everything from Turkey Day traditions to managing all the holiday indulgences. Listen in as Mark offers his top tips for feeling your best and listening to your body's cues during the season of eating. Plus, Mark reveals his secret favorite holiday food...and the answer will truly shock you! 
11/22/202128 minutes, 17 seconds
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07: Farmlink: How a College Non-Profit Sparked Monumental Community Change

Morgan takes an in-depth look at the current food shortage situation happening across the country and how one college non-profit created monumental change and sparked an unstoppable movement. The Farmlink Project helps connect farmers to local food banks to decrease food waste. Joined by founders James & Aidan, this episode explores how this powerhouse non-profit found success in the middle of a global pandemic, and why you should never underestimate the power of driven college students.
11/15/202156 minutes, 42 seconds
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06: Exploring Your Own Potential with Dr. Michael Gervais

In this week's episode, Morgan interviews a high-performance psychologist and co-founder of Complete to Create, Dr. Michael Gervais. He shares his insight with Morgan on how to train for our body & mind in order to flourish and explore the heights of our own potential through psychological training. His program, Complete to Create, has been used by Olympic athletes and large corporations to create the internal skills to meet the demands in an increasingly stressful world.
11/8/202148 minutes, 56 seconds
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05: Vegan-Turned-Omnivore Yovana Talks Fertility & Internet Fame

On this week's episode of The Primal Kitchen Podcast hosted by Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti, Morgan chats with social media influencer Yovana! Join this duo as they discuss Yovana's personal food journey from raw vegan to omnivore. She goes in-depth on how her diet and lifestyle impacted her mental and physical health, as well as the challenges of internet fame, including cyberbullying. Yovana shares with Morgan how she found her diet fit, overcame fertility issues, and launched her new diet-inclusive app, SimpleFit, helping other folks find the healthy lifestyle that works for them.
11/1/202151 minutes, 35 seconds
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04: Mark Sisson Q&A on Entrepreneurship and Mark's Biggest Failures

What's the Story on Mark Sisson?  You asked, and Morgan got the answers. This week, Morgan tackles our most-requested topic yet: Primal Kitchen co-founder Mark Sisson's entrepreneurial journey...from mowing lawns to making mayo! Mark gets real talking about his biggest failures on his road to success, taking us all the way back from his small-town childhood adventures, his early career, and the business (and life) lessons he learned along the way. Listen in & find out fascinating facts about this thought leader's life, like what Mark's college buddies had in mind for his future, and what he originally wanted to be when he grew up.
10/25/20211 hour, 29 seconds
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03: The Link Between Female Health & Fasting with Dr. Mindy Pelz

This week Morgan sits down with fasting expert Dr. Mindy Pelz. Pelz believes fasting can be the key to regulating hormones, stress & overall well-being in women. Morgan gets the full scoop from Dr. Pelz, who debunks the belief that fasting can have a negative impact on women's health, as well as the lowdown on proper fasting techniques for women. Learn more about Dr. Mindy Pelz's take on fasting and it's impact on the female body.
10/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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02: Personalize Your Diet with Microbiome Expert Dr. Tim Spector

Would you try the #BluePoopChallenge? On this episode of the Primal Kitchen Podcast hosted by Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti,  Morgan takes a deep dive into the intricate research of prominent geneticist Dr. Tim Spector. He believes he's discovered the ultimate secret to health: the microbiome. His discoveries led him to co-found Zoe, a personalized medicine nutrition research company that brings together blood sugar, blood fat and microbiome information to predict a personal diet based on the user's body. Listen in as Morgan & Dr. Spector talk everything from the bathroom to the biome! 
10/11/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 59 seconds
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01: The Primal Kitchen Story with Mark & Morgan

Tune in to a new kind of talk! The Primal Blueprint Podcast is relaunching as the Primal Kitchen Podcast, hosted by founders Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti. Every week, they're sitting down with the biggest names in the health, wellness, and personal growth space. Listen in on Spotify, Apple, and on PrimalKitchen.com every MONDAY for new episodes. In this intro episode, Mark & Morgan share the story of how Primal Kitchen came to be, how they became the most dynamic duo in the natural foods space, and the trials and tribulations along the way. 
10/4/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mark Sisson & Elle Russ

Elle Russ chats with New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Primal Kitchen Foods (and also the founder of this podcast) - Mark Sisson. After 8 years, 500+ episodes and 20 million downloads...this is the final episode of The Primal Blueprint Podcast. But don’t worry, we are not completely disappearing! Elle Russ is launching the first episode of The Elle Russ Show September 28, 2021 and she is excited to bring you more awesome content that inspires, educates, and motivates. The Primal Blueprint Podcast will now become The Primal Kitchen Podcast hosted by CEO and co-Founder of Primal Kitchen Foods, Morgan Zanotti. The 500+ Primal Blueprint Podcast episodes will always be available at blog.primalblueprint.com. THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR LISTENERS AND GUESTS OVER THE YEARS!  We are so grateful. Thank you for sharing your time, wisdom, and life stories with us!
9/27/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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April King

Elle Russ chats with April King - the co-founder of Better Than Provisions, a food company committed to providing convenient, nutrient-packed, guilt-free foods that taste indulgent and suit a variety of dietary styles. After spending over 2 decades on her own personal health journey, and 10 years as a Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist, April developed a recipe for a product she couldn’t find in the marketplace. She wanted something sweet, crunchy and satisfying that was made without grains, unhealthy oils, or added sugar. In 2018, after realizing that her clients, friends, and family shared the same frustrations with finding healthy and portable food options that were also delicious, she and her husband Earl launched Better Than Provisions with their signature 5 Nut Grain-Free Granola. USE CODE PRIMAL20 for 20% off of your first order of Better Than Provisions
9/23/202150 minutes, 1 second
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Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers - a purpose-driven classic doctor and epidemiologist turned expert holistic healer and medical intuitive.  She’s a graduate of the Disparities Leadership Program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in psychology, Master’s in public health, and Doctorate in epidemiology with a focus on healthy aging and understanding barriers associated with chronic illness and disability prevention.    After spending over a decade serving as a chronic disease specialist and clinical researcher in traditional healthcare, Dr. Rodgers now has her own practice, Healthy Transformations with Heart, where she combines the very best of Western medicine and science, with the natural, energetic, and spiritual components that cultivate true healing.   Dr. Rodgers’ passion is applying her intuitive holistic approach to put the pieces of her clients’ health puzzles together-to connect the dots and identify the true root causes of why they’re stuck feeling the way they feel, create comprehensive plans and build customized healing regimes to finally free people from their chronic health issues.  Dr. Rodgers’ ultimate goal is to facilitate healing across all levels and dimensions to help heart-centered women experience optimal health in mind, body, and spirit so they feel energized and empowered to lead their most meaningful, powerful lives.  Dr. Rodgers believes that you are the only person who has the power to heal yourself. 
9/20/202154 minutes, 43 seconds
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Alicia Luciani

Elle Russ chats with Alicia Luciani - a Functional Health Coach. She completed her Master’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences at the University of Toronto, and recently completed an intensive twelve month Health Coach training certification at the Kresser Institute. While experiencing soul-eroding burnout in 2017 that led to physical and mental illness, she really learned to have her own back. She began slowing down, nourishing her depleted body with whole foods, and building up the tools in her stress-reducing toolbox, and eventually made a complete recovery from burnout.  She now supports high-achievers in identifying what is contributing to their stress, exhaustion and burnout and empowers them to strategically manage burnout based on where the mismatches are in their life. Through a focus on nutrition, self-discovery, and stress management, she supports clients in finding solutions to not only overcome burnout, but buffer against it and create a life balance so that they can live a healthy, vibrant, engaged, impactful life alongside their loved ones. 
9/16/202136 minutes, 8 seconds
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Barbara Diaz De Leon

Elle Russ chats with Barbara Diaz de Leon - a health and wellness coach who received her certifications through the Primal Health Coach Institute and the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. She is the founder of Daily Wellness for You and the Primal and Pink wellness group. She had her own remarkable body and mind transformation, and she is passionate to help other women do the same. Barbara’s coaching practice is dedicated to helping women to lose weight, regain energy and start LIVING LIFE again! Her clients are shown how to incorporate simple nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and mindset practices that are sustainable which provide lasting results. The nutrition and lifestyle changes in her program are based on a Paleo approach which has been effective for countless people worldwide. As a podcast listener gift, Barbara is offering a free customized 7-day meal plan. Contact her either through the contact form on her website at dailywellnessforyou.com or email her at [email protected] 
9/13/202145 minutes, 44 seconds
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John V. Petrocelli

Elle Russ chats with John V. Petrocelli - an experimental social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of communication and decision making.  He is a Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University, teaching social psychology and judgment and decision making.  He is also the author of The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit.  His research examines the causes and consequences of bullshit and bullshitting in the way of better understanding and improving bullshit detection and disposal.   Petrocelli’s research contributions also include attitudes and persuasion and the intersections of counterfactual thinking with learning, memory and decision making.  His research and writings have been featured by the Wall Street Journal and in his popular TEDx Talk, Why BS is More Dangerous Than a Lie.  In addition to his research and position as an Associate Editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, he has authored over 50 papers in his field’s most prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, British Journal of Social Psychology, and Thinking and Reasoning.  He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research achievements.
9/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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Leslie Klenke

Elle Russ chats with Leslie Klenke - a Life and Business Coach. Her comprehensive business program, Building UP, is designed to help entrepreneurs start their online businesses and create, launch, and sell income-generating programs in just 12 weeks. Leslie understands how closely business growth is tied to personal growth and has intentionally developed Building UP to be a unique blend of proven business strategy and expansive personal development. Leslie is a published author (Paleo Girl, Primal Blueprint Publishing) and is certified in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She lives on 16 acres of beautiful Ohio farmland with her husband, AJ, and their sweet pup, Harlow. The next round of Building UP starts on October 11th and runs through January 17th. (A total of 14 weeks to account for holidays.) Enroll in the October program and you will be launching your own group program in January—the best time of year to launch a group program! Click HERE to apply to Building UP. Application deadline is October 4th. Mention you were referred by Elle to receive $500 off your enrollment fee!
9/6/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dr. Stephanie Estima

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Stephanie Estima - the author of The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess' Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex. She is a chiropractic doctor with a special interest in metabolism, body composition, functional neurology, and female physiology. She’s been featured on Thrive Global, the Huffington Post, and has over 3.5 million article reads on Medium.com. She has helped thousands of women lose weight, regulate hormones, and get off medications with her signature program, The Estima Diet. You can hear her every week on her podcast, Better! With Dr. Stephanie.
8/30/202157 minutes, 42 seconds
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Darryl Bosshardt

Elle Russ chats with Darryl Bosshardt of Redmond Life salt and seasoning company (and more!) - he is passionate about healthily living, healthy eating and life-long learning. Darryl grew up working for the family mineral business in Redmond, UT and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Utah University followed by an MBA at Western Governor's University.
8/23/202135 minutes, 36 seconds
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Danielle Schaaf

Elle Russ chats with Danielle Schaaf - founder of Walk in Your Worth Life Coaching is a faith-based life coach, teacher and recovering people-pleaser who is all about you walking in your God-given worth. Vulnerability, salsa dancing and traveling are a few of her favorite things. 
8/16/202133 minutes, 17 seconds
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Gina Swire

Elle Russ chats with Gina Swire - a self-love mentor and manifesting queen on a global mission to help a billion women fall madly in love with themselves. After struggling with her own self-worth and image issues, Gina quit her career as a plus-sized model at the height of her fame in order to embark on her own journey of transformation.  Today she travels the world leading live workshops, hosting retreats, coaching private clients, and speaking on stages from Burning Man to Bali. Her first book ‘PS I love me’ is soon to be published. She inspires women everywhere to love themselves and love their lives. You can learn more about Gina and become a part of this self love movement at www.ginaswire.com. Video Episode HERE  
8/9/202158 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tyler Cartwright

Elle Russ chats with Tyler Cartwright - 15 years ago, Tyler was nearly dead. He weighed a quarter of a ton, he was falling asleep while driving, while talking, and while working.  He was eating 12,000 Calories per day chasing blood glucose spikes and crashes just to stay awake.  His A1c was in excess of 13, and he was nearer to death each day.  A series of events over time and his own desire to improve brought him face-to-face with the gravity of this situation and he began to fight for his well-being for the first time in nearly two decades.  He shed 300 pounds of excess body weight and has maintained the loss for over three years.  His A1c, BG, and all markers of metabolic health have returned.   Tyler now coaches and teaches others how to do so, both through his cofounding of Ketogains with Luis Villaseñor, and through his recently published book, Kintsukuroi:  Rebuilding Hope & Embracing Change.  His work and his coaching have helped thousands of people to succeed and inspired countless others to pursue their goals.  He is an international public speaker, loves a great conversation, and enjoys reading on various topics (with a library well over 2500 books).  His wife, Jamie, and their daughter live at home outside of Nashville, TN with their dog Dixie. VIDEO EPSIODE HERE
8/2/202156 minutes, 46 seconds
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Lifestyle Tips For Testosterone Optimization, Part 2

Host Brad Kearns talks about the all-important topic of testosterone optimization—preserving health, vitality, focus, and motivation as we age. This is part two of the MOFO Mission discussion, so be sure to listen to part one where five lifestyle assignments were covered in detail and five more follow in this show. Details at BradKearns.com/MOFO. In case you missed the first show, Brad does a good recap of the first five assignments (sleep, cleaning up your diet, eating ancestral foods, supplementing strategically, and moving frequently), before covering the final five assignments in this show. They are: Hit it Hard! (brief, explosive, high-intensity workouts performed correctly); Take Control (discipline your use of technology to avoid constant distraction and overstimulation); Protect Yourself (avoid environmental estrogens found in plastics, certain foods, and home and personal care products); Rest like a MOFO (good ‘ol downtime and chilling, napping, and specially designed recovery workouts); and finally displaying maturity and emotional control in romantic relationships. 
7/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Lisa Easton

Elle Russ chats with Lisa Easton - she spent over 10 years as an entrepreneur, helping others grow businesses, and mentoring women from all kinds of backgrounds and experiences.  In 2020 She launched the Millionaire Morning Mama community in order to teach women how to reprogram their subconscious mind to attract life changing abundance and master their financial outcomes in just 30 days! With her background in business ownership, financial freedom and mentorship, MMM creates a combination of her expertise and experiences for women all over to benefit from.  Video Episode HERE
7/26/202159 minutes, 37 seconds
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Lifestyle Tips For Testosterone Optimization, Part 1

Host Brad Kearns talks about the all-important topic of testosterone optimization—preserving health, vitality, focus, and motivation as we age. Male hormone status is a slippery slope because when you start to accumulate a bit of a spare tire, testosterone can decline at an accelerated rate. This begets the accumulation of more spare tire, and more decline in testosterone. It’s time to fight the battle against accelerated aging! Accordingly, Brad has created the “MOFO Mission,” (more at BradKearns.com) a series of 10 assignments designed to cover all aspects of healthy living to be the best you can be. This show covers the first five assignments, so get ready to take simple, sustainable action toward naturally boosting your internal testosterone production. Here are the first five assignments: Prioritize sleep, Clean up your act (mostly food, but also other stuff), Eat ancestral foods, consider supplementation to replenish cellular energy, and move frequently at a slow pace. Part 2 will recover five additional assignments that will rock your world. 
7/21/202154 minutes, 4 seconds
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Logan Ury

Elle Russ chats with behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury - also the author of the new book, How to Not Die Alone. As the Director of Relationship Science at the dating app Hinge, Logan leads a research team dedicated to helping people find love. After studying psychology at Harvard, she ran Google’s behavioral science team—the Irrational Lab. She was a 2018 TED Resident and is a featured speaker at SXSW 2021. Logan lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Scott. For the video episode CLICK HERE
7/19/202149 minutes, 57 seconds
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Marc Allen

Elle Russ chats with Marc Allen - a renowned author, composer, and speaker. On the day he turned thirty, Marc cofounded New World Library with Shakti Gawain, and as the company's president and publisher, he has guided it from a small start-up operation with no capital to become one of the leading publishers in its field - including publishing the works of Eckhart Tolle, SETH books, James Allen, and many more extraordinary titles that change lives. He has written numerous books, including The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, The Millionaire Course, and The Type-Z Guide to Success. He has also recorded several albums of music, including Awakening, Breathe, and Solo Flight. He is a popular speaker and seminar leader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more about Marc, including his free monthly teleseminars, see www.MarcAllen.com, and for his catalog as a publisher visit NewWorldLibrary.com  
7/12/202153 minutes, 31 seconds
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Micro-Workouts To Boost Fitness, Increase Daily Activity, And Prevent Burnout

Host Brad Kearns discusses what could be the fitness breakthrough of the century: Micro-workouts!   These are brief bursts of explosive effort that you can sprinkle into your daily routine. Examples include a set of deep squats right there at your work desk, a single set of pull-ups as you pass under the closet door, a sprint up two flights of stairs in the office building, pulling Stretch Cordz or TRX bands for a couple of quick sets, and so on. The benefits of micro-workouts are numerous. First, they are accessible to anyone no matter how busy your daily routine is. Second, the cumulative fitness benefits over time are phenomenal - you launch your formal workouts from a much high platform. Third, these workouts are brief enough that you don't risk the common problem of overly stressful workout patterns that lead to breakdown, burnout, illness, and injury.   Perhaps most beneficial is how these little forays help break up prolonged periods of stillness that are so common in modern life and have now been identified as a huge health hazard. A minute or two of effort gets the blood and oxygen circulating throughout the body to enhance fat burning and cognitive function when you return to your screen. Perhaps the best way to get started with micro-workouts is to design a brief sequence of movements to execute first thing in the morning? Watch Brad's YouTube video, "Dynamic Stretching Routine To Start Your Day" for some ideas. Create a sequence that's simple and brief enough that you can commit to it every single day and mold it into a habit. 
7/7/202139 minutes, 58 seconds
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Alex Terranova

Elle Russ chats with Alex Terranova, PCC, ACCC, CHC - a certified professional/personal performance coach, and the host of the Dream Mason Podcast. He works with strong and successful leaders, rebellious innovators, and powerful teams who are ready to boldly declare what they want, get real about what’s in the way, and create the strategies and steps to generate more authenticity, clarity, freedom, and success. Through his 1-1coaching, online courses, workshops and his book, Fictional Authenticity, he has helped clients double their incomes in under 90 days, save marriages, get published, scale their companies from six to seven figures, buy dream homes, launch companies, and build successful teams. To learn more visit www.TheDreamMason.com   
7/5/20211 hour, 19 seconds
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Listener Q&A With Brad Kearns

Host Brad Kearns covers some interesting topics with great takeaways that can help you with all aspects of healthy living and critical thinking about the ancestral health hot topics of the day. You hear about: carnivore and carnivore-ish dietary questions; the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring and whether it's necessary if you feel healthy and energetic; the effect of prescription medication on fitness goals and MAF heart rate calculations; should you eat even if you're not hungry; the potential for plant foods to cause gut distress and how to perform a dietary restriction test to determine your level of plant sensitivity; and why is LeBron James still eating egg whites? Enjoy the show and please email your feedback and questions for future shows to [email protected]
6/30/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

Elle Russ chats with Brant Cortright, Ph.D. - professor emeritus with the California Institute of Integral Studies, clinical psychologist, and author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle. He brings decades of university teaching, scholarship,and clinical practice to present a revolutionary understanding of the current mental health epidemic and a new path forward to radical brain health. In this episode, we discuss his new book: HOLISTIC HEALING for ANXIETY, DEPRESSION & COGNITIVE DECLINE. Holistic Healing is the first guidebook that shows, step-by-step,how to navigate the neurotoxic minefield of modern life, so youcan function at the highest levels of creative productivity, without the exhaustion and burnout. It brings together the newestresearch in neuroscience, nutrition, and psychology to reveal thecomplex sources of this neurotoxic stew. And most important, it offers a way back towards our own peak intelligence and radiant brain function, so we can show up and participate in the world at full mental capacity. 
6/28/20211 hour, 10 seconds
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Dr. Jennifer Etnier: The Cognitive Benefits Of Physical Activity (And How To Coach Kids The Right Way)

Dr. Jennifer Etnier is a researcher at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. In this show, you will enjoy some awesome insights on the connection between exercise and brain health and preventing Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Etnier is the principal investigator of the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease 2 study at UNCG and is the author of two books, Coaching for the Love of the Game, and Bring Your ‘A’ Game targeting adolescent athletes. If you can achieve the primary objective of walking frequently every day, you are going to lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease. There are immediate benefits to exercise of all kinds on brain function, so you get the best of both worlds with an instant boost in cognitive function and long-term disease prevention. Parents will enjoy ideas that encourage emphasizing improvement over winning, and ways to balance the competitive experience so everyone benefits. 
6/23/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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CJ Hunt

Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt - filmmaker and broadcast journalist, and the writer, co-executive producer and on-camera host of the documentary The Perfect Human Diet (and a companion book with the same name). This 2-hour podcast episode spans from discussions on ancestral history and findings to digging deep into debunked health studies, along with CJ's recent personal journey with hypothyroid issues that were solved through T3-only hormone treatment. The film evolved from his true-life story, beginning in 1978 when paramedics brought Mr. Hunt back to life at the age of 24 after suffering a full cardiac arrest while jogging. That incident evoked an intense passion to find out how we can all achieve longer, healthier and happier lives and then share that information with others. CJ has over twenty years of experience in broadcasting, voiceovers, television and live events. He is the author of three books on diet and health.
6/21/20212 hours, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Listener Q&A With Brad Kearns: Intuitive Eating, Micro-Workouts, and High Intensity Repeat Training

Host Brad Kearns honors listener questions and comments with some commentary on three very important topics. First, the pros and cons of an intuitive approach to eating, and how to do it correctly without suffering the drawbacks of an insufficiently disciplined approach. Second, the fitness breakthrough of the century that is micro-workouts, and how you integrate these smoothly into your daily lifestyle to experience an array of benefits like raising the fitness platform for formal workouts, meeting your daily movement quota, and experiencing a significant cumulative fitness benefit.  Finally, you’ll learn the critical distinction between an ill-advised HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) session and a more effective, more explosive HIRT (High-Intensity Repeat Training) session that carries less downside risk of overdoing it and getting injured.  Unfortunately, the prevailing approach to HIIT leads to depletion and exhaustion. You can gain vastly more benefit from doing shorter efforts and taking “luxurious” rest intervals. These concepts come from Dr. Craig Marker and were detailed in this MDA article, HIIT vs HIRT
6/16/202144 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chairidee Smith

Elle Russ chats with Chairidee Smith - an advocate for women’s business and economic power. She serves on various boards amplifying women’s voices in business to legislators, championing funding and opportunities for women to build sustainable and viable economic power. Ms. Smith, also known as Ms. Mogul® utilizes keynote speaking opportunities, leadership development,  mentoring, entrepreneurial ventures, and global enterprise to not only fuel the Houston economy but women’s businesses in global economies.
6/14/202153 minutes, 38 seconds
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Cynthia Thurlow

Elle Russ chats with Cynthia Thurlow - a globally recognized expert in nutrition & intermittent fasting, highly sought after speaker, CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness Project. She's been a nurse practitioner for 20+ years, is a 2x TEDx speaker: her 2nd talk on intermittent fasting has been viewed over 7.5 million times. She has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW and in Medium and Entrepreneur. Cynthia was recently listed in Yahoo Finance as one of the “21 Founders Changing the Way We do Business.” She's also the xhost of Everyday Wellness podcast, which was listed as "20 Podcasts That Will Help You Grow in 2020"  by Entrepreneur magazine, and in Business Insider "21 Podcasts To Expand Your Mind in 2021.”
6/7/202144 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD - he received his undergraduate degree from Caltech and his medical degree from Duke.  He served as Resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF, then was postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Prof. Stanley Prusiner.  He was a faculty member at UCLA from 1989-1994, then was recruited by the Burnham Institute to direct the Program on Aging.  In 1998 he became the Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and Adjunct Professor at UCSF; then in 2013 he returned to UCLA as the Director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research. The Bredesen Laboratory studies basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process, and the translation of this knowledge into effective therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, leading to the publication of over 220 research papers. He established the ADDN (Alzheimer’s Drug Development Network) with Dr. Varghese John in 2008, leading to the identification of new classes of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.  He and his group developed a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and this approach led to the discovery of subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by the first description of reversal of symptoms in patients with MCI and Alzheimer’s disease, with the ReCODE (reversal of cognitive decline) protocol, published in 2014, 2016, and 2018.  Dr. Bredesen is the author of the New York Times best seller, The End of Alzheimer’s, and the newly released, The End of Alzheimer’s Program.
5/31/202142 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kirsten Beverley-Waters - Finding Strength From Struggles And Past Traumas

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Kirsten Beverley-Waters, Yoga Medicine teacher, fitness coach, public speaker, and author of the book Struggle Guru. Kirsten takes us on an exploration of personal experience and how our individual stories and struggles help shape our biology, giving breath to our individual strengths. A pioneer in innovative movement methods, Kirsten brings a modern approach to Yoga’s ancient wisdom by teaching movement through the lens of mental wellness, whole body health, and spiritual grounding. Kirsten gives a revealing and vulnerable interview geared toward highlighting the importance of finding strength within your past traumas/moments of struggle.  With this concept, she is encouraging readers to redefine their relationship with struggle. Rather than being held captive by moments of pain and suffering, we need to use these moments as a source of empowerment and a guide for unlocking our individual purpose.
5/26/202150 minutes, 21 seconds
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Shawn Wells

Elle Russ chats with Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN - the world’s leading nutritional biochemist! He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients and is now known as the Ingredientologist - the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor. As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs and regularly on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience higher performance and more energy through utilizing his practical research-backed solutions. ShawnWells.com
5/24/202148 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jake Steiner: Curing Your Myopia With A Graceful, Gradual And Natural Approach

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Jake Steiner to discuss the amazing world of correcting your eyesight gradually and naturally over time. Jake is the founder of EndMyopia.org, which offers extensive scientifically validated education on how myopia is not a genetic condition, but rather a problem driven by excessive use of close up screens causing spasms in the ciliary muscle in the eye that affects your ability to focus well on distant objects. Jake describes how wearing glasses is a "subscription, not a prescription" and a sure path to progressively declining vision over time. However poor your eyesight is right now, you can take some simple steps to introduce what Jake calls, "a little bit of blur" into your life and use glasses on an as-needed basis rather than a habitual crutch. Challenging your eyes in a gentle manner will retrain your eye muscles more effectively and allow you to make steady progress toward lenses of less and less correction over time. Jake was at minus 5 diopters and no longer needs glasses, will explain how you can improve at the gradual rate of 1 diopter per year. Check out Jake's app called Meow-Sure that allows you to quantify progress over time.
5/19/202157 minutes, 13 seconds
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Vanessa Lambert

Elle Russ chats with Vanessa Lambert - a champion of movement and mindfulness. Vanessa co-founded Bee The Wellness in 2012 with her husband, Adam to activate a meaningful life full of connection, wellness, and adventure. By helping clients gain mastery over their physiology and mindset through coaching, courses, and retreats, Vanessa is living her purpose and thriving in her zone of genius.  She honed her physical prowess under the tutelage of celebrated ancestral health pioneers, Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson, and sharpened her mental mastery in 2008  by becoming a Certified Spiritual Counselor. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and Akashic Records Intuitive Reader & teacher. Vanessa fuses her distinguished knowledge of health, diet, and fitness, with her expertise in spiritual life mastery for a 360-degree experience in holistic life coaching.  Vanessa is the chief curator of award-winning Bee The Wellness events and retreats. Built to expand people’s lives, she designs amazing adventures that aspire to level up the human experience in the physical, emotional, and spiritual arenas while facilitating community and connection between other wellness warriors. She has coached over 4000 remote clients under Bee The Wellness and the Primal Blueprint, and hundreds of seminar and retreat guests at world-famous PrimalCon events, Paleo f(x), and Bee The Wellness adventures. Using an inside-out approach to transformation, Vanessa has developed acclaimed Bee The Wellness mindfulness programs, such as the Authentic Self Life Mastery Program and mastermind for its graduates, and the 21-Day Meditation Challenge—which includes all original written and recorded meditations backed by binaural beats, a synthesis of Vanessa’s musical background and mindfulness training. Vanessa has recently launched Starseed Collective where she is focused on helping medicine women step deeper into their path as healers and intuitives. Connect with Vanessa on Instagram
5/17/202143 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dave McKeown

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dave McKeown to discuss the subject of leadership with a fresh and extremely compelling twist. If you are a leader in the workplace or even a household, these insights will be very helpful and memorable. Dave is the author of the book, The Self-Evolved Leader: Elevate Your Focus And Develop Your People In A World That Refuses To Slow Down.    You'll learn to evolve from our typical approach to "heroic leadership" to become a self-evolved leader, where you focus on helping each member of the team become the best version of themselves--including you in the leadership position. These concepts are especially important today when leaders have more potential than ever for distraction, reduced focus on big picture goals, and easy access to data to micromanage and become frazzled. To learn more about Dave, visit DaveMcKeown.com This book is ideal for any leader looking to: Stop working in the weeds and think more strategically Build empowerment deep in their team Free up their headspace to be more creative Deliver lasting results for their team and organization
5/12/202150 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr. Jason Fung, MD

  Elle Russ chats with Dr. Jason Fung - a physician (kidney specialist), researcher and New York Times best-selling author currently practicing in Toronto, Canada. trained in Los Angeles and Toronto and currently practices as a nephrologist (kidney specialist). His books, including The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, The Diabetes Code and The Cancer Code have challenged conventional thinking about these diseases, and introduces dietary strategies to manage them. He is the co-founder of The Fasting Method - which provides the education, tools and community needed to successfully implement intermittent fasting.  
5/10/202144 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi - The Fit Father Project

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Anthony to discuss his thriving community dedicated to supporting the health of busy fathers over age 40 who want to reduce excess body fat, age gracefully, and minimize disease risk factors. Anthony's father died at 42, creating a lifelong inspiration for Anthony to promote health and wellness and help fathers avoid the common downward spiral into decline and disease driven by overworking and unhealthy lifestyle habits. His program has helped over 26,000 men lose weight, build muscle, and get healthy for themselves & their families. You'll hear details of Anthony's incredible simple approach, which entails creating a mission statement so you will fully buy into the importance of healthy habits; creating a systemized eating strategy with go-to meals, so you don't have to apply creativity, will power or suffer from decision fatigue; and to conduct simple, time-efficient workouts--no fancy equipment or venue needed. Check out FitFatherProject.com and the popular Fit Father Project YouTube site for details.       
5/5/202145 minutes, 41 seconds
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Autumn Fladmo Smith

Elle Russ chats with Autumn Fladmo Smith - the co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures. She holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and a Certified FDN Practitioner. Her passion for health began with her own struggles with IBS and anxiety: despite a career as a professional dancer and celebrity fitness trainer, Autumn’s own health was in shambles. Desperate for a cure, she and her husband Chas stumbled upon the paleo diet in 2011 and within a month of beginning it, her health was completely transformed. Autumn then made it her mission to share the information she had learned with as many people as possible: she is the co-founder of Paleovalley, an organic whole-food supplement and paleo snack food company that prioritizes nutrient density and food quality. In 2018, she took things a step further and launched her second business with her husband: Wild Pastures, a regenerative pasture-based meat delivery service. Wild Pastures makes supporting sustainable agriculture and local, small farms easy for consumers. She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and their son, Maverick. For 15% off Paleovalley all products use code KICKASSLIFE. VIDEO EPISODE HERE
5/3/202127 minutes, 28 seconds
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Luke Tyburski - Chasing Extreme Endurance Goals To Learn About Life Balance

Host Brad Kearns welcomes former pro soccer player turned extreme endurance athlete turned mental training coach Luke Tyburski to talk about his remarkable journey in pursuit of the limits of human endurance performance and the profound ups and downs and life-altering lessons Luke has experienced along the way.  After playing soccer at a high level in Australia and the USA, Luke plunged headlong into ultraendurance, with his first-ever running race the epic Marathon des Sables--a legendary six-day slog through the sandy Sahara Desert covering 155 miles over six days. Luke also ran 40 miles from Mt Everest base camp into Nepal despite an intestinal ailment that prevented him from eating or drinking anything for four days prior. He created his own 12-day "Ultimate Triathlon"," swimming the Gibraltar Strait (Spain to Morocco) and pedaling and running along the Mediterranean for 2,000 kilometers total. Check out the Amazon Prime documentary "The Ultimate Triathlon." Alas, these extreme efforts (and the grueling PR and logistics efforts behind the scenes) destroyed Luke's physical health and exacerbated his clinical depression. This forced him to reckon with his purpose and recalibrate on a journey of healing. Today Luke is a mental training coach for aspiring peak performances. He coaches and lectures about how to push through perceived barriers with the force of mind, while at the same time maintaining a commitment to leading a healthy, balanced life. His autobiography is called Chasing Extreme. 
4/28/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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Brad Kearns

Elle Russ chats with New York Times Bestselling author Brad Kearns about the new book he co-authored with Mark Sisson: Two Meals A Day: The Simple, Sustainable Strategy to Lose Fat, Reverse Aging & Break Free From Diet Frustration Forever. Brad is an expert in ancestral/primal/paleo health, keto, and endurance training. Brad is also the host of the B.Rad podcast!
4/26/202152 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dr. Brett Hill - Building Resiliency From Rock Bottom

Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Brett Hill, a chiropractor in Adelaide, Australia about the importance of building resiliency, especially in light of the major lifestyle upheavals in 2020. Brett shares a sensitive personal story about hitting bottom several years ago and rethinking the direction of his life and his mindset. Brett describes in detail how to transform from a state of fear, anxiousness, and hopelessness into resilience and vitality. His book is cleverly titled, Rock Bottom, which describes not only the suffering of life but also a place to build a found foundation to grow and thrive from! During the show, Brett talks us through eight distinct steps to building resilience. Start with cultivating self-love, then discover your “why”, then cultivate curiosity and personal honesty. Then release your attachment to expectations, regain control of your life, take action, and don’t forget the importance of believing in miracles. Learn more about Brett and gain access to free mentoring at DrBrettHill.com.    
4/21/202157 minutes, 57 seconds
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Zach Schleien

Elle Russ chats with Zach Schleien - the Co-founder/CEO of the video speed dating app, Filter Off. Filter Off has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, BBC, and hit #1 on ProductHunt. Previously he ran and sold the dating blog Top Romp, which covered dating hacks and apps for the modern dater. Zach has created FREE virtual US-based and global-based paleo & keto online dating events for the ancestral community. He is a TEDx speaker and his passions lie in technology, health, and creating authentic connections. When he is not working, Zach loves to travel the world, eat Keto, and workout.  https://www.getfilteroff.com    
4/20/202117 minutes, 53 seconds
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Joe Cohen - Genetic Testing To Optimize Health

Host Brad Kearns talks to Joe Cohen, the founder of SelfDecode, a genetic testing service that gives customers personalized health recommendations based on their genes. Great advancements have been made with genetic testing in recent years, and running your genetic profile once allows you to apply future research advancements to your unchanging genetic profile and learn further insights. Joe describes how genetic testing can help you make the best decisions for exercise, eating, mood stability, and sleeping habits. It's important to acknowledge that self optimization should always be centered on testing, evaluating, and retesting, but knowing what direction to head with a genetic road map can be extremely valuable. For example, athletes can learn valuable insights about the antioxidant needs, methylation abilities, and muscle fiber composition to help design a training plan that they will respond to successfully. For example, Brad mentions his DNAFit report that revealed a ratio of 54% strength/power to 46% endurance in his genotype, a revelatory insight that would have helped revise his triathlon training away from a pure endurance approach that most triathletes follow to something more suited to his genetics. 
4/14/202150 minutes, 31 seconds
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Terri Cole

Elle Russ chats with Terri Cole - a New York-based, licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and author of Boundary Boss: The Essential guide to Talk, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free. She is the founder of Real Love Revolution. Boundary Bootcamp, and the co-founder of Crushing Codependency, her female empowerment courses reach women in over 90 countries. She has been featured as an expert therapist and master life coach on A&E’s Monster In-Laws, TED X, The Lisa Oz Show, Real Housewives and had a weekly radio show on Hay House Radio. Plus, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, Well+Good, and has been featured in Italian Elle, Forbes, Origin, Vogue, Self and was honored to grace the cover of Inspired Coach magazine. Learn more about her work at terricole.com
4/12/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. Greg Kelly - Circadian Strategies for Longevity and Fat Loss

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Greg Kelly, a naturopathic doctor, and expert in nutrition and anti-aging. Dr. Greg is the founder of Neurohacker Collective. In this episode, you'll learn about some cutting-edge longevity research to target senescent cells and help repair them before they become cancerous. Supplements like the popular anti-inflammatory quercetin and mushroom extracts have been proven effective, as has daily time-restricted feeding and occasional longer fasting periods. Dr. Kelly also discusses how important circadian rhythm is to health and longevity, and some ideas for how to optimize the various hormonal and metabolic functions that are tied to circadian rhythm. Hint: Don't eat after 10 pm, because your stomach starts to produce high levels of acid to detoxify what is supposed to be an empty stomach. Regarding weight loss, Dr. Kelly provides a memorable insight about crash dieting, where the body reacts with a "body fat overshoot" aka "diet-induced lipolysis" to gain weight back quickly and often worse than where you started. Dr. Greg offers some great practical tips to spur fat loss the right way, such as increased daily movement and better sleep. Another cool tip is to track morning and evening body temperature, as Dr. Kelly notes that more variation in daily temperature is a sign of youthful functional age. Enjoy the show and learn more at neurohackercollective.com
4/7/20211 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Dr. Caroline Leaf

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Caroline Leaf - a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She has a new book out: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.  Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and many more. 
4/5/202149 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr. Paul Saladino: The Compelling Case For Carnivore

Host Brad Kearns goes deep into the fascinating world of the nose-to-tail carnivore diet with leading expert Dr. Paul Saladino. If you’ve heard of this emerging dietary strategy and don’t know what to think, Dr. Paul presents an extremely compelling and scientifically validated case for emphasizing nutrient-dense animal foods in your diet. Regarding the plant foods that we have long been told to make a dietary centerpiece, Dr. Paul proposes that the natural toxins contained in all plants may be compromising your health without you knowing it. If you have any form of nagging autoimmune or inflammatory conditions that aren’t responding to traditional treatment, consider a test period of exclusion of all plant foods to give your digestive system and potential leaky gut condition and chance to heal. Dr. Paul is the author of the bestseller The Carnivore Code. Learn more at CarnivoreMD.com  
3/31/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dr. Uma Naidoo MD

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Uma Naidoo MD - an awarded board-certified psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, professional chef, nutrition specialist and author of the recently released This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD and More. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Harvard Health Press, goop, and many others, Dr. Uma Naidoo has a special interest on the impact of food on mood and other mental health conditions. In her role as a Clinical Scientist, she founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Having been recognized as the first U.S. Nutritional Psychiatrist, Dr. Uma was also commissioned to pen the textbook for the American Psychiatric Association.   
3/29/202144 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mark Sisson On Eating And Exercising To Promote Longevity And Avoid Disease, Going With The Flow, And Picking Your Battles

Host Brad Kearns talks with Mark Sisson about the latest trends and breaking science in the world of health, fitness, and longevity. The discussion includes: evolved view of insulin resistance that emphasizes the damage to fat metabolism and metabolic function caused by industrial seed oils; striking a healthy balance between longevity and striving for the six-pack; de-emphasizing straight cardio for a broad-based workout protocol that emphasizes maintaining muscle mass and avoiding overtraining patterns; the psychological benefits of cold exposure that help you appreciate the present and live without judgment; and balancing a relaxed, gratitude-oriented mindset with pursuing peak performance in competitive business and life settings by picking your battles. This is a great show to find out what Mark’s been up to lately and how he has changed his perspective and approach in recent times with diet, fitness regimen, and mindset. 
3/24/202151 minutes, 39 seconds
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Wade Lightheart & Matt Gallant

Elle Russ chats with Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant. Matt and Wade are co-founders of BIOptimizers. Matt Gallant was a strength and conditioning coach for multiple pro-athletes, a self-defense instructor, and has over 10 years experience formulating supplements. Wade Lightheart is an aauthor, athlete, nutritionist and expert on fixing digestion, and he is also a 3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion who competed as a vegetarian.  Wade is also a former Mr. Universe Competitor and the host of The Awesome Health podcast.
3/22/202150 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ryan Baxter: Nose Breathing To Improve Oxygen Delivery And Reduce Workout Stress

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Primal Health Coach Ryan Baxter to the show to discuss the importance of intentional breathing as it relates to minimizing workout (and life) stress and optimizing fat burning. Ryan discusses the important role breathing plays in whether we burn carbs or fat during aerobic workouts. Beyond the need to observe the “180 minus age” in heartbeats per minute, the efficiency of our delivery of oxygen to working muscles is also relevant. Ryan explains how improving our CO2 tolerance can improve oxygen delivery, making workouts less stressful and improving performance. The less CO2 you can tolerate the quicker you are going to want to exhale it from your body—that’s why we default to shallow, panting, inefficient breaths - not only during workouts but also at rest. This stimulates sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system function while nose breathing stimulates parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system function. The greater you can tolerate C02 the slower you will be able to exhale it. You’ll learn how to dabble in the popular practice of nose breathing both at rest and during workouts. Try the shiftadapt test (linked below) to see how well you tolerate CO2 now and track improvement over time. Links: Ryan's Instagram Ryan's Blog Shiftadapt Test
3/17/202157 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dr. Al Danenberg

Elle Russ chats with fellow Primal Health Coach Dr. Al Danenberg, who goes by “Dr. Al”. He is a periodontist and was in private practice for 44 years. He incorporated ancestral nutrition & lifestyle with his leading-edge laser protocol to treat periodontal disease. Dr. Al consults with patients all over the world (virtually via Zoom or Skype) regarding animal-based nutrition, lifestyle, oral & overall health, and the importance of a healthy gut and immune system. He also includes his Unconventional Cancer Protocols since he was diagnosed with incurable bone marrow cancer in September 2018 and was given only 3-6 months to live. Dr. Al rejected all chemotherapy and is thriving today.   In June 2014, Dr. Al received the Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) designation as well as the certification as a Primal Health Coach. In 2015, he was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine and created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module.  In April 2017, Dr. Al earned the designation of “ADAPT Trained Health Professional” from Kresser Institute.  In July 2017, Elektra Press released his book, “Crazy-Good Living”, which is based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle. On April 14, 2020, Dr. Al was appointed the Chair of the Periodontal Committee for the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). He also created the Certification Course offered by the IABDM, which will bestow the designation of Certified Biological Nutritional Dental Professional after successful completion of the program. This is the first certification of its kind. In August 2020, he published two mini-eBooks on Amazon for download: “Better Belly Blueprint” and “Is Your Gut Killing You?” In November 2020, NutriSense offered Dr. Danenberg a position on its Advisory Board, and in January 2021, Dr. Al became a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Revitin Natural Toothpaste. CLICK HERE for Dr. Al's 20-minute Free Better Belly Blueprint Training followed by download of his PDF (Better Belly Blueprint) and a calendar to set up a Free 30-Minute Consult with Dr. Al. 
3/15/202151 minutes, 3 seconds
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Melinda Wittstock

Elle Russ chats with Melinda Wittstock - a serial entrepreneur who has built 4 businesses in media and tech to 7- and 8- figure success. Formerly an award-winning journalist, executive producer, and TV anchor for the BBC, ABC News, CNBC/Financial Times Television and MSNBC, Melinda created and grew a BBC show to a 20 million audience and also innovated one of the first crowd-sourcing mobile apps, growing unique users to 3 million in 8 months. She is now the CEO and Founder of Podopolo, the world's first socially interactive and "gamified" podcast network.  Melinda also helps business owners and entrepreneurs launch magnetic and profitable podcasts.  An acknowledged visionary in tech, media, mobile platforms and social content, Melinda also hosts the fast growing "Wings Of...Inspired Business" podcast named by Entrepreneur Magazine as #8 of 20 of the top business podcasts for 2020. VIDEO EPISODE HERE
3/8/202149 minutes, 14 seconds
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Drew Manning

Elle Russ chats with Drew Manning about his latest Fit2Fat2Fit experiment, this time calling it Fit2Fat2Forty – where he intentionally got fat again after a decade of doing it the 1st time. Drew is on his way back to fit and shares his journey of getting fat. Drew is the New York Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his 1st Fit2Fat2Fit.com experiment a decade ago. He has been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and many more. His new book Complete Keto is available now! 
3/1/202151 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mitch Webb

Mitch Webb is corporate sales executive turned health coach.  After surviving Lyme disease, mold toxicity, chronic fatigue, and debilitating anxiety he now empowers others to take their lives back with mindset, diet and lifestyle choices. www.primallift.com
2/22/202146 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dr. Josh Axe Introduces Ancient Remedies

Host Brad Kearns welcomes bestselling author, nutrition expert, and Internet personality Dr. Josh Axe to the podcast to discuss his new book, Ancient Remedies. Dr. Axe is at the forefront of natural medicine, as the founder of Ancient Nutrition and DrAxe.com. He also wrote bestselling books, Keto Diet and Collagen Diet, and is the host of The Dr. Axe Show. In this wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Axe shares the integration of dietary philosophy with his spiritual life path, the direct connection between dietary habits and disease, the impact of attitude and belief systems on disease, and how to heal with a comprehensive approach to wellness that extends beyond food choices and into the realm of gratitude. You’ll learn all about Dr. Axe’s new book about healing with food, and also how to integrate traditional medical care with holistic practices that can address the cause of disease instead of just treating the symptoms. Visit DrAxe.com to learn more! 
2/17/20211 hour, 11 seconds
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Diane Forster

Elle Russ chats with Diane Forster - an Award-Winning Inventor, Best Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, TV Host, Podcaster, Intentional Living Expert and Re-Invention Specialist. She works with clients privately and helps youclear away mindset blocks and limiting beliefs that can block you from reaching your full potential in business, life and relationships. Diane is the CEO and Founder of I HAVE TODAY. She is the best-selling author of “I HAVE TODAY: Find Your Passion, Purpose and Smile...Finally!” and “Reach Your Greatness...Top Thought-Leaders Share Their Secrets for Living an Extraordinary Life!” Her LIVE TV Show along her Podcast, “I HAVE TODAY with Diane Forster” and all her other products/programs help people live enriched, empowered, inspiring lives through their transitions, to reinvent themselves.  Diane’s career began in advertising and TV sales, including DISNEY/ABC. She is also the inventor of The SPIFTER, a fun kitchen tool that won an INNOVATION AWARD at the International Housewares Show in Chicago. Diane has been featured on ABC, QVC, The Chicago Tribune,San Diego Voyager, Business News Daily and many other TV, Radio and Podcast shows. She has written articles for Inventor’s Digest Magazine and writes an inspiring weekly blog. Diane is a mother of twins and lives in San Diego. Her mission is to see that 1 BILLION people who don’t know their self-worth discover their true divinity, power and purpose.
2/15/202151 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ben Ivey

Elle Russ chats with Ben Ivey - one of the world's leading authorities in the entrepreneur lifestyle, a global speaker, and has spoken at over 200 events internationally. He is CEO and founder of The Entrepreneur Lifestyle helping overwhelmed entrepreneurs to become more efficient and boost business success.  Ben works with Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, HSBC and Maersk inspiring their teams and helping increase business growth. He is a thought leader, business coach and has completed a TED talk in Mandarin Chinese. Ben is the founder of The Entrepreneur Lifestyle Coach Academy giving coaches the coaching and speaking skills to transform people’s lives. These coaches help him run his signature program the Entrepreneur Lifestyle Accelerator that helps business owners create time freedom, live a great lifestyle and create business success.­
2/8/202133 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns Present Two Meals A Day

The long-awaited release of the diet book to end all diet books is here! Two Meals A Day transcends the confusion and controversy about healthy eating and obsessing over strict food choices and meal patterns required with many niche strategies. Instead, you’ll broaden the focus to a simple and sustainable strategy that works for everyone. Emerging science reveals that when you eat is just as important as what you eat for fat loss, disease protection, and longevity. Even among those devoted to choosing the best foods or following strict macro guidelines, it’s possible to fall short of fat loss goals by eating too frequently and engaging in the surprisingly destructive habit of snacking.  In this show, you’ll get a great sense of the content of each chapter in the book, starting with a detailed explanation of how to achieve metabolic flexibility—the ability to gracefully burn a variety of fuel sources as needed, with the emphasis on stored body fat as your preferred fuel choice. You’ll understand that our body works most efficiently in a fasted state, with autophagy, immune function, cognitive function, and inflammation control all optimized. You’ll also learn why simply ditching the Big Three toxic modern foods (refined sugars, grains, and industrial seed oils) will get you most of the way toward your potential. You’ll learn how to make the best choices in the ancestral food categories, and form an empowering mindset by rejecting self-limiting beliefs and behavior patterns and operating from a stance of gratitude, mindfulness, and self-confidence. The show will overview how to implement the important lifestyle practices of sleep, rest & recovery, increased general everyday movement, and brief, high-intensity workouts.
2/3/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dane Johnson

Elle Russ chats with Dane Johnson - a Board Certified Nutritionist who naturally recovered from a near death experience battling Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis. He is the founder of CrohnsColitisLifestyle and Co-founder of the non-profit, EfundyourHealth with the mission to empower the Crohn’s/Colitis community and bring alternative options to our healthcare system. Dane used a combination of healing approaches to eliminate his symptoms, drug use, avoid all surgeries and regain 55 pounds of lean body weight. He has helped over 250 Crohn’s/Colitis clients to do the same through private coaching and his signature S.H.I.E.L.D. program. He now has a thriving career as a speaker, author, coach, and model for a self-empowerment.
2/1/202153 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ashley Stahl

Elle Russ chats with Ashley Stahl about her new book YouTurn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career. Ashley is a counter-terrorism professional turned career coach, speaker, and author on a mission to help you step into a career you’re excited about and aligned with. Through her two viral TEDx speeches, her email list of 500,000 and her podcast, You Turn, she's been able to support clients in 31 countries in discovering their best career path, upgrading their confidence and landing more job offers. She maintains a monthly career column in Forbes, and her work has been also featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and more. For her FREE quiz to discover the best career path for you, visit AshleyStahl.com. 
1/25/202153 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tanya Dyer, Esq.

Elle Russ chats with Tanya Dyer, Esq. Tanya Dyer is a 22-year Divorce Lawyer, Founder of a High-Conflict Divorce Firm, Author of 'The Smart Guide to Life After Divorce', Mensa Member, Advanced Clinically Certified in Hypnotherapy, Metaphysics PhD Candidate, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker & Life Coach. She opened her High-Conflict Divorce Law Firm in 2001. After 2 decades, she discovered how to help High Achieving Alpha Women, who've married their emotional "opposites", STOP STRUGGLING in Marriage. She founded The Art of Self Rescue to Save YOU First. 
1/11/202157 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tara Garrison

Elle Russ chats with Tara Garrison - a peak performance coach who helps high performers including celebrities, professional athletes, top executives and every day badasses optimize their health through training, nutrition, lab testing, and mindset coaching. She is the founder of HIGHER: Women Who Rise, a health and life optimization coaching experience for high performing women. She is also the creator of the popular Keto In & Out System, in which she teaches how to “Do Keto. Not Forever” to optimize metabolism, brain power, athletic performance and physique. Tara is a mom of 4, avid weightlifter, Boston Marathoner and lover of nature. You can find her daily on Instagram where she shares the inner workings of her life, health education and motivation. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS), is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Certified Neurotyping Coach and a Metabolic Analytics practitioner. VIDEO EPISODE
1/4/202155 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr. Stephen Cabral

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Stephen Cabral - author of The Rain Barrel Effect. He developed his passion for health and wellness after going through severe health complications at the age of 17. He saw over 50 different doctors, tried over 100 different treatment protocols, but still saw no hope of recovery. It wasn’t until he met his “alternative“ health doctor who explained to him how he got here and how he could become well again, that he began his recovery process. It was at this young age that he knew his life would be dedicated to helping others rebound their bodies and renew their health. After almost 20 years and over 600,000 pages of research study completed, dozens of certifications in the natural health field, over 250 health and fitness client sessions, and a doctoral degree in Naturopathy - Dr. Cabral‘s knowledge, experience, and passion are at the top of his field. Dr. Cabral also has his own podcast Called The Cabral Concept. To learn more visit StephenCabral.com
12/28/202041 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bret Lockett

Elle Russ chats with Bret Lockett - a serial entrepreneur, business consultant and performance coach, speaker, and former NFL player. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Lockett runs two companies, M2Jets, a full-service jet charter company, and a boutique advisory and consulting firm called Newport Ventures Group. Bret’s passion for helping children and animals has led to his deep involvement in philanthropy, specifically with the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Habitat for Humanity, and Chabad's Children of Chernobyl, as well as several others. For more info visit BretLockett.com  VIDEO EPISODE HERE  
12/21/202051 minutes, 19 seconds
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Kara Collier & Dan Zavorotny

Elle Russ chats with Kara Collier and Dan Zavarotny from Nutrisense. Kara Collier is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship. After becoming frustrated with the traditional healthcare system, she helped start the company NutriSense where she is now the Director of Nutrition. Kara is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, particularly in non-diabetics for the purposes of health optimization, disease prevention, and reversing metabolic dysfunction. Kara oversees the health team and product development and has personally interpreted thousands of complex glucose datasets.  Dan Zavorotny is a healthcare technology entrepreneur whose latest venture, NutriSense, involves CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) technology as a tool for preventative health, weight management, and increased physical performance. His team has helped thousands of individuals, ranging from type II diabetics to world record setting athletes by optimizing their health and wellness with a data driven approach.Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Dan worked as global healthcare consultant at KPMG and has had the privilege of traveling to over 100 countries throughout his life for work and pleasure. Nutrisense
12/14/202053 minutes, 23 seconds
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GS Youngblood

Elle Russ chats with GS Youngblood - the author of "The Masculine in Relationship".  He coaches men in relationships on how to live, love, and lead from their Masculine core. He specializes in “nice guys” who are with strong women. His teachings combine deep embodiment work with the framework of the Masculine blueprint from his book. Learn more at gsyoungblood.com. Reception to the book has been phenomenal. Both from men (“You just described my married life to perfection…” and “This is the best book I’ve EVER read on masculinity in a relationship”) and women (“I just picked up your book off my coffee table that my husband bought and it’s like you’ve been listening to me talk for the last few years! Insane how much you get it.”) His writings are filtered through the laboratory of his and his clients’ real-world, long term relationships (including the successes and spectacular failures) to see what actually works and what doesn’t. Through this lens of Masculine leadership, he also pulls in principles from a variety of fields: psychology, martial arts, tango, meditation, and BDSM.
12/7/202052 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sharon Sayler

Elle Russ chats with Sharon Sayler - a communications and body language expert affectionately dubbed “the difficult people whisperer” by her clients. As an international consultant and best-selling author, she is devoted to teaching professionals to be courageous conscious communicators, both verbally and nonverbally. She is listed in the top 20 international experts in body language, according to GlobalGurus.org. Several years ago, she started The Autoimmune Hour show because she was frustrated by her own experiences with a rare medical condition. She’s now made it her mission to share a wide variety of quality information about thriving regardless of your diagnosis all while helping others be courageous self-advocates for their health. The Autoimmune Hour is the #1 show on OmTimes Radio and can also be found on all the major video and podcast outlets. More info can be found at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com  
11/30/202057 minutes, 43 seconds
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Keltie Knight

Elle Russ chats with Keltie Knight - an Emmy Award winning television personality and Entertainment Tonight host. She has co-anchored CBS’s broadcasting of national events such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Grammy Awards Red Carpet.  Knight was able to combine her entertainment and entrepreneurial expertise into a podcast she co-created and co-hosts, The LadyGang. With over 85 million downloads, and after debuting at #8 on the iTunes podcast charts, and being featured on Entertainment Weekly’s coveted ‘Must List’. The LadyGang was awarded ‘Podcast of the Year’ in 2016, and was a Webby Award honoree in 2018.  E! Entertained aired The Lady Gang talk show in 2018-2019 based on the popular podcast and in 2018, LadyGang was nominated for a People’s Choice Award. In 2019, LadyGang launched The LadyGang Podcast Network (LGN) and produced hit shows for stars including Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jenna Uskowitz, Kevin Michael, Nazanin Mandi, and Brad Goreski. LadyGang is set to publish their first book “ACT LIKE A LADY: Questionable Advice, Ridiculous Opinion, and Humiliating Tales from 3 Undignified Women”  with Penguin Random House June 2, 2020.  Knight is frequently seen contributing on The Talk, CNN, HLN, and as a moderator for Vanity Fair. With best dressed mentions in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, US Weekly, People Stylewatch and The New York Times, it’s no surprise Project Runway invited her to be a guest presenter.   As passionate as she is about media, she is just as dedicated to service. Knight has a long history in philanthropy, working with groups like the Humane Society and the Beagle Freedom Project. She helped raise over $300,000 for National MS Society as a part of the team, BeatMS, and nearly 1 million dollars throughout her years hosting the Circle of Hope/ Dancers Against Cancer Charity Gala. Known for her quick wit and fearless personality, she’s interviewed the biggest stars in the world including Oprah, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, and Jennifer Lawrence. Harry Styles kissed her twice. Pharrell Williams deemed her “…a spirited journalist and a star.” The Lady Gang
11/23/202051 minutes, 56 seconds
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John Gray Ph.D.

Elle Russ chats with John Gray Ph.D. - the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller.  Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships.  John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance.  His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep.  He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.  John Gray lives in Northern California, where for 34 years he happily shared his life with his beautiful wife, Bonnie, until her passing in 2018. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. 
11/16/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr. Cheyenne Bryant

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Cheyenne Bryant - a renowned Life Coach, the President of NAACP; branch #1069, author of the award-winning Readers Favorite Five-Star book, "MENTAL DETOX," Founder of Dr. Bryant Institute, Founder of Dr. Bryant Foundation, motivational speaker, community activist, host, and brand ambassador. Dr. Bryant’s mission is to spread her message of leading a healthier, happier, balanced and more fulfilling better quality of life within the community. For years, she has shared her wisdom, awareness, community advocacy and insight through her book, lectures, workshops, and assisting individuals with life impairments and challenges. Connect with Dr. Bryant Connect with Elle Russ
11/9/202057 minutes, 37 seconds
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Selina Gray

Elle Russ chats with Selina Gray. As a CPA, CA, she was a firm believer in the hustle. For nearly a decade, she worked 100+ hour workweeks as a Controller for two internationally traded public companies managing 30 finance ninjas in 12 countries worldwide. Selina’s life was centered around praise, power, & managing hundred-million-dollar plus budgets. It all came crashing down one day -  she ended up with a lengthy hospital stay & an auto-immune disease. she was burnt out & it was her wake-up call to find her highest self & ultimately change her relationship with money. As a Financial Empowerment Mentor, Selina has helped thousands of women entrepreneurs stand in the CEO power, earn more, keep more & create richness from the inside out. Money is more than numbers; AND we all have the power to choose a new way. To learn more visit SelinaGray.com  Video Episode HERE Connect with host Elle Russ
11/2/202045 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ede Fox

Elle Russ chats with Ede Fox - a health coach and founder of the Black Carnivore community. Fox lost 80lbs, regained her health on a carnivore diet then turned to help others find the same success. She hosts weekly private group coaching calls and runs a growing facebook community of black carnivores.  Ede hosts the Black Carnivore Podcast as well as 2 weekly livestreams on Youtube and offers intro courses for new people interested in trying the carnivore diet. If you are interested in a strong supportive community of carnivores you’ll want to follow her on Instagram to stay on top of all she’s doing.   Connect with Ede Connect with Elle Russ
10/25/202041 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Phil Maffetone and Dr. Ron Sinha: Getting Healthy, Fit, and Burning Fat

Host Brad Kearns welcomes the dynamic duo of Dr. Ron Sinha and Dr. Phil Maffetone in a show representing the confluence of Dr. Sinha trying to prevent and cure metabolic disease amongst his high-tech Silicon Valley workers and Dr. Maffetone's great work in the area of fat-adapted aerobic conditioning. The key takeaway point is that almost all exercisers, from novices with metabolic syndrome to elite performers, will do better by slowing down and emphasizing aerobic development. This is the case even if you like high intensity workouts, because aerobic conditioning establishes a fitness base that supports performance at all higher intensities.    You'll also learn how to strategically integrate resistance exercise and explosive sprints into your schedule without suffering from the common afflictions of breakdown and burnout. These two experts are true leaders in what Dr. Maffetone calls the "global overfat pandemic." The solution starts with getting out and walking every day while cutting out nutrient-deficient, high insulin-stimulating carbohydrates. Time to burn fat! Enjoy the show and follow Dr. Maffetone at PhilMaffetone.com and Dr. Sinha at CulturalHealthSolutions.com. 
10/21/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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Eric Perner

Elle Russ chats with Eric Perner - a cattle rancher, a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and a Co-Founder of REP Provisions. He uses his diverse skill sets to develop unique environmental solutions for various problems in agriculture. Eric is an educator on the topic of regenerative agriculture and good at explaining why it’s not cattle that are ruining the planet; however, it's the improper management of cattle. Eric owns the Double P Ranch in Mounds, Oklahoma where they produce grass-fed beef and pastured pork. He operates his ranch as a Savory Global Business Hub to provide restoration grazing education and guidance for other local ranchers in the methods of holistic management to create the conditions that lead to the regeneration of our native grasslands.  REP Provisions Website - For 15% off REP PROVISIONS use code KickAssLife
10/19/202045 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kyrin Dunston MD, OBGYN

Elle Russ chats with OBGYN Dr. Kyrin Dunston - she lost a life-changing 100 lbs. and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her overweight and dysfunction. This personal transformation in turn caused a professional one and she left OBGYN practice in 2011 to pursue helping women heal with this revolutionary type of natural medicine after becoming fellowship trained in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine. Dr. Dunston's FREE MENOPAUSE SUMMIT Connect with Elle Russ
10/12/202055 minutes, 19 seconds
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Zach Bush MD

Elle Russ chats with Zach Bush MD - a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health.  His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health.  His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet. Connect with ZACH BUSH Connect with Elle Russ VIDEO episode HERE  
10/5/20201 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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Alisa Vitti

Elle Russ chats with Alisa Vitti, HHC, AADP  -  an integrative nutritionist, hormone expert, and best-selling author of WomanCode (Harper Collins) who teaches women how to use their hormonal and neurochemical patterns to create extraordinary lives. She is the founder of FLOliving.com, a trusted virtual destination for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to learn how to naturally balance their hormone and reproductive issues with her proprietary, “pro-hormonal,” five-step dietary process that treats the root cause of endocrine dysfunction. She teaches women via her online program “The WomanCode System” and writes a blog on how to use food to get out of hormonal chaos and get back into hormonal “flo” which is read by thousands of women in 216 countries. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Alisa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series on Lifetime, and is a regular contributor to Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post. She also pens Yahoo Health’s “Hormone Whisperer” column and serves on their Advisory Board. She also serves on the advisory boards of several health tech startups. She speaks to large groups about the intersection of hormones, neurochemistry, feminine energy, entrepreneurship, and success at TEDx, Talks@Google, Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit. ALISA's Website Connect with Show Host Elle Russ
9/28/202057 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tara Youngblood

Elle Russ chat with Tara Youngblood - the co-founder and chief science officer at Kryo Inc. - the makers of chiliPAD technology sleep pads. Tara has spent over 10,000 hours studying the science of sleep and her passion is too shape the future of sleep-driven health by making sleep easy and drug-free. 
9/21/202026 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr. Robert Silverman: Understanding The Covid-19 Immune Response, And The Importance of the Gut-Brain Connection

Host Brad Kearns catches up with New York Chiropractor and Functional Physician Dr. Robert Silverman, author of the upcoming book, "The Superhighway To Health." Dr Robert is the stat king, firing off a number of interesting and memorable stats about Covid-19 immune response and risk factors, ketogenic eating patterns, and the inner-workings of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain connection. Covid-19 symptoms take 5 days to appear, 35% of people have no symptoms, one type of antibody kicks in around day 7, another around day 14. You excrete the virus in stool after 28 days. Diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity are major co-morbidity factors, and the vast majority of Covid-19 victims present with co-morbidity factors.    Covid-19 has exposed America as an unhealthy nation, with 75% of citizens classified as overweight or obese and only 12% considered entirely metabolically healthy. Eighty percent of our immune response is in the gut, 93 percent of serotonin is made in the gut. Sugar is the big enemy here, as it inflames the delicate gut lining and promotes leaky gut syndrome. The strong connection between gut and brain (the Vagas nerve connects the two so they are in constant communication.) means that leaky gut can be a major risk factor for the diseases of cognitive decline that are so prevalent. Enjoy the show and learn more at DrRobertSilverman.com
9/16/202050 minutes
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Dude Spellings: Micro-Workouts, Calorie Compensation, Blue Light and Melatonin

Host Brad Kearns welcomes popular guest Dude Spellings from his base in the cool headquarters of the world, Austin, TX. Dude has used the quarantine to implement an extremely successful micro-workout program at home where he takes a break every hour to perform a few minutes of bodyweight exercises. The show covers the emerging fitness revolution of kinder, gentler workouts that minimize muscle soreness, post-exercise fatigue and the high risk of burnout that comes from the traditional approach of doing epic workouts in high energy group settings.    The great work of Pavel Tsatsouline, Dr. Craig Marker, Dr. Phil Maffetone and MMA trainer Firas Zahabi is referenced. The priority seems to be switching from doing epic sessions at the gym that come with high risk of exhaustion to simply being more active in everyday life, and also finding ways to perform fitness activities "under the radar"--where they don't fatigue you but deliver an awesome cumulative fitness benefit. The rationale for this is even stronger when you consider the compensation theory insights that increased calorie burning during workouts does not lead to fat loss. Dude also talks about how to minimize blue light exposure in your home, especially in the evenings, so you can facilitate healthy melatonin production in the evening and a natural cortisol and serotonin boost in the morning.   
9/9/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ashleigh VanHouten

Elle Russ chats with Ashleigh VanHouten about her new book on eating nose-to-tail called It Takes Guts: A Meat-Eater’s Guide to Eating Offal.  Ashleigh is a health and nutrition author and journalist, speaker, podcast host, certified health coach, and self-proclaimed health and fitness nerd.  She has written for Paleo Magazine for more than eight years, as well as a number of other health publications. She hosts the Muscle Maven Radio podcast, and has worked with other top-rated health-related podcasts. VIDEO EPISODE HERE
9/7/202048 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dallas Hartwig

Dallas Hartwig is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole30 and It Starts With Food. He is a sought-after speaker, nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and physical therapist who specializes in treating lifestyle-related health issues. He's appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The View and Nightline, and is the co-host of The Living Experiment podcast. In his newest book, The 4 Season Solution, Dallas shares a paradigm-shifting plan that shows you how to boost energy, improve health, and feel happier by living more in tune with the seasons.
8/31/202057 minutes, 51 seconds
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Drew Manning

Elle Russ chats with Drew Manning about his latest Fit2Fat2Fit experiment, this time calling it Fit2Fat2Forty - where he is intentionally getting fat again after a decade of doing it the 1st time. Drew is the New York Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his 1st Fit2Fat2Fit.com experiment a decade ago. He has been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and many more. His new book Complete Keto is available now!  VIDEO EPISODE HERE
8/24/202049 minutes, 9 seconds
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Listener Q&A With Brad Kearns

Learn how to balance the seemingly disparate goals of endurance competition and the obligation to perform brief, intense workouts for total fitness. Yes, everything will make sense as you strategize your particular goals, but be sure to do it right! We get a little sciency talking about muscle fiber types but you will be pleased to learn about the high potential for trainability based on your athletic goals. We talk about heart rate spiking after abruptly ceasing exercise. Finally, avid listener James Hall asks Brad what he would do differently as a pro triathlete 25 years ago, if he were armed with today's knowledge about training and nutrition. Brad's #1 answer is relevant to all of us: Follow a kinder, gentler training schedule. Learn about why you shouldn't get sore after workouts, and how backing off a bit in general will allow for continued progress without interruption from breakdown, burnout, illness, and injury that is so distressingly common among fitness enthusiasts of all levels.
8/19/202054 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jennifer Ludington

Elle Russ chats with Jennifer Ludington - a premier High-Performance Mindset and performance Coach that supports her clients in becoming the JENerator's of their best life. She is the Founder of the SHE Ascends Club, a best-selling author, and Coach & Wellness Expert.  With 15 years of experience coaching thousands of clients including high performers, high achieving professionals, CEO's and athletes she is committed to supporting her clients in staying on their business, wellness and leadership edge by utilizing the tools in her "vault" that include a powerful mindset combined with high-level performance coaching strategies, fitness goals, and wholesome nutrition to create lifelong sustainable energy, abundance, and wellness. Jennifer believes that your values are the vehicle to your vision and that living your life in alignment is the number one wellness, business, leadership, and personal relationship key to success in life.  
8/17/202044 minutes, 11 seconds
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Amy Morin

Elle Russ chats with Amy Morin - a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She’s also an international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do have been translated into 39 languages. The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment” and Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star.” Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 13 million views. She’s a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider, and Psychology Today where her articles on mental strength reach more than 2 million readers each month. Her advice for building mental strength has been featured by major media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, Oprah.com, Today, Good Morning America, Success, Business Insider, Time, and the Hallmark Channel.
8/10/202051 minutes, 5 seconds
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Robb Wolf

Elle Russ chats with Robb Wolf about his new book with co-author Diana Rodgers Sacred Cow: The Case For (Better): Why Well-Raised Meat is Good For You and Good For The Planet. Robb is a former research biochemist, is the two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (BioMed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency Program. He serves on the board of directors/advisers for SpecialtyHealth Inc., the Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability. Robb is the co-founder of The Healthy Rebellion, a social movement with the goal of liberating 1 million people from the sick-care system. Robb is also the executive producer of the film Sacred Cow.
8/3/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nathanael Morton: The Benefits Of Jumping Exercises And Persevering Through Extreme Challenges

Host Brad Kearns talks to young YouTube sensation Nathanael Morton about the benefits of integrating explosive, ballistic jumping exercises into your fitness routine and the integration of his positive energy and self-help message into his fitness videos. Nathanael offers some interesting insights about being overconfident as an athlete and then experiencing failure that forced him to recalibrate and then put in the hard work and focus necessary to be successful.  You'll be captivated by the incredible self-imposed challenge that Nathanael completed, where he decided to run 111 miles in a single week despite not training as a runner for 10 years. The stunt was inspired by extreme athlete David Goggins and Nathanael wanted to explore his outer limits as an athlete and see what happened. Don't try this at home but take the inspirational message to heart - be willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach the goals that you really want and believe in. Check out and his YouTube and Instagram pages
7/29/202055 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dr. David Roetman, DC

Elle Russ chats with Dr. David Roetman - a physician getting results with non-surgical orthopedics and functional medicine. Finding natural pathways for those who are hungry for solutions without the use of drugs or surgery. He uses evidence-based nutrition and scientifically sound orthopedic rehab treatments to help his patients function at their best. If you are interested in science-based posts about nutrition, exercise, and orthopedic conditions you will want to check out his Instagram page @doctorroetman
7/27/202050 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jennifer Fulwiler

Elle Russ chats with Jen Fulwiler - a mom of six, a standup comic, and the host of THIS IS JEN Podcast. She’s a best-selling author whose new book is Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive. After being told that there wasn’t an audience for standup comedy done by a minivan-driving woman from the suburbs, she self-produced her own tour, which is selling out venues across the country. Jen's Website Connect with Show Host Elle Russ 
7/20/202052 minutes, 26 seconds
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Brett Lloyd

Elle Russ chats with Brett Lloyd - a 59 year old happily married self-taught musician, social media influencer, Carnivore Diet advocate & coach who ended 40+ years of severe depression, anxiety & insomnia issues eating only animal sourced protein & fat. Living in north east Florida with his Carnivore wife, Brett shares his experience via social media bringing hope to those suffering from mental illness as he once did, declaring, “You are not broken. You are not a genetic mishap. You’re just eating wrong!”
7/13/202045 minutes, 56 seconds
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Brian Gryn: Intermittent Fasting

Brian is a personal trainer and scratch golfer from Chicago who has had some great success with intermittent fasting for both himself and his clients. He was initially inspired when he became frustrated by his inability to achieve the same results in the gym at age 38 as he did at 28 - imagine that! He started with the simple strategy of pushing his breakfast back an hour at a time until he was able to comfortably adjust to eating his first meal at around noon. Consequently, Brian typically ends up eating only two meals a day. Brian and Brad discuss an assortment of common sense tips to make fasting work for you, in particular: Be strict with your exercise so you don’t have decision fatigue and will power needed every day to stick with your plan; move around and keep busy during your fasting periods to make time fly by faster; clean up your diet so you can minimize glucose spikes and insulin crashes; make sure your dietary practices are a smooth fit into your busy life.  Brian offers the memorable quote that muscles are made in the gym but that six-pack abs are made from diet. Another key benefit of adhering to some sort of fasting protocol is that you develop a greater appreciation for natural hunger and satiety sensations, and gain a greater sense of control in your life than when you have to rely on food for your energy, mood, and cognition. Enjoy numerous simple, common-sense insights that will get you psyched to try and succeed with Intermittent Fasting! 
7/8/202042 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jon Venus

Elle Russ chats with Jon Venus - a public figure most known for his YouTube channel where he focuses his efforts to spread information regarding fitness, nutrition and lifestyle. After spending 5 years living and preaching a 100% plant-based vegan lifestyle, Jon recently made the decision to begin eating animals again - which led to an onslaught of pushback by the vegan community. Jon discusses his journey from being raised an omnivore to his decision to adopt veganism - and his recent return to eating an ancestral-based, omnivorous diet.   Connect with show host Elle Russ
7/6/202049 minutes, 24 seconds
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Gina DeVee

Elle Russ chats with Gina DeVee - a published author, accomplished speaker, podcast host, business coach and self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur. She has dedicated her career to helping women connect spiritually, start profitable businesses, create wealth from a feminine perspective, and become highly visible so they can make a global impact.  Gina’s own journey from struggling psychotherapist to globetrotting entrepreneur has taken her from the First Lady’s Office at the White House, to getting her Master’s in Clinical Psychology, graduating from Le Cordon Bleu and founding her growing women’s empowerment, multi-media company and lifestyle brand, Divine Living.   Her mission is to show women everywhere how to be Queen of their lives. “Within every woman lives a Queen,” Gina affirms, “And only from the position of Queen can you fulfill your purpose.”  In becoming Queen, no longer must women pretend to be anything other than brilliant, capable and fabulous. The world needs us to own our power, raise our standards, and contribute our talents like never before, and Gina DeVee is here to lead the way.  Her first book, The Audacity to be Queen, brings together over 20 years of experience in transforming women’s lives through the deep spiritual and feminine wisdom of Queenhood. With spectacular flair, beautiful pearls of wisdom, and life-changing stories of unexpected triumph, Gina DeVee shares the steps, exercises, meditations, prayers and journal prompts to release all forms of self-doubt and self-sabotage so you can discover the best version of you.  Gina DeVee Website Connect with Show Host Elle Russ
6/29/202056 minutes, 35 seconds
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Shawn Baker MD

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Shawn Baker - an Orthopedic Surgeon, athlete (world record holder), consultant, soldier, father, and a proponent of the carnivore diet. Known for pushing the boundaries and not settling for mediocrity - Shawn is the CEO of MeatRx and author of The Carnivore Diet
6/22/202047 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rob Mack

Elle Russ chats with Robert Mack - an ivy-league-educated Positive Psychology expert, Executive Coach, and Author. He is one of the world's leading experts on the relationship between happiness and success. Robert helps individuals and organizations achieve an energizing balance of authentic personal happiness and effortless professional success, based on time-tested, face-valid, empirical data and timeless, transcendental wisdom. Robert's work has been endorsed by Oprah, Vanessa Williams, and many others, and he  has been a regularly featured guest expert for shows like Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and KTLA, and in magazines like GQ, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Upscale. Robert's first book, Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment, is celebrity-endorsed and critically-acclaimed. It has been translated into various other languages, including Chinese.  Rob Mack Website
6/15/20201 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Jerry Wolf

Elle Russ chats with Jerry Wolf. Jerry has 15+ years of personal training and body work experience with a degree in Development from Brown University. He has been a biohacker for over 5 years, is XPT Certified, and is currently working to open Bionic - a Los Angeles based Recovery Tech Facility.  Before Bionic, Jerry oversaw alignment, rehab, and development protocols at the Human Garage. Jerry currently trains clients in person or via video chat.  Jerry is also an actor, husband, and new father. He plays a Dealer on the ABC card game show CARD SHARKS with host Joel McHale.  Jerry hopes to continue sharing the expert knowledge he's been exposed to with his clients, friends and growing family. BIONIC Follow Jerry on Instagram
6/8/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. Ron Sinha: Surviving The "Covesity" Pandemic

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Ronesh Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution and publisher of the culturalhealthsolutions.com website to discuss Ron's unique insights about the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Ron goes beyond our obsession with germs and masks to describe how the health of our immune systems can greatly improve our chances of resisting the virus. He explains that your level of aerobic conditioning and whether or not you have inflammatory visceral fat will determine how your body responds to exposure from the virus.   If you need some motivation to get in shape, and also to get outdoors into sunlight to make some Vitamin D, your ability to resist Covid-19 is a pretty strong incentive. You will love Dr. Ron's positive attitude about our ability to beat this pandemic, and how we could emerge with many positive changes in the way we work (no more morning commute traffic?!) and the way medicine is practiced. Be sure to visit Dr. Ron’s highly informative website, culturalhealthsolutions.com, read the article about when he affectionately calls the “Covesity" pandemic, and also download a free eBook titled, The Covid Survival Guide.    
6/3/202049 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mark Sisson

Elle Russ chats with Mark Sisson  - the founder of this podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet and bestselling book The Primal Blueprint - which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. In this episode, topics include the catabolic nature of being a carbohydrate dependent sugar-burner, metabolic flexibility, autophagy, fasting, organ reserve, and more. Mark has written several other books, including Primal Endurance, The Primal Connection, and other popular Primal-themed cookbooks and lifestyle books. He is also the publisher of MarksDailyApple.com, the #1-ranked blog for over a decade in its health and fitness category. Mark Sisson is the founder of Primal Kitchen and Primal Nutrition - where extensive product offerings can be found.  Primal Kitchen Marks Daily Apple Show Host ELLE RUSS  
6/1/202035 minutes, 17 seconds
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Robert Glazer

Elle Russ chats with Bob Glazer - the founder and CEO of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of BrandCycle. A serial entrepreneur, Bob has a passion for helping individuals and organizations build their capacity to outperform. Under Robert’s leadership, Acceleration Partners has become a recognized global leader in the affiliate marketing industry, receiving numerous industry and company culture awards, including: Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards (2 years in a row) Ad Age’s Best Place to Work Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture (2 years in a row) Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces (3 years in a row) Boston Globe’s Top Workplaces (2 years in a row) Bob was also named to Glassdoor’s list of Top CEO of Small and Medium Companies in the US, ranking #2.   A regular columnist for Forbes, Inc. and Entrepreneur, Bob’s writing reaches over five million people around the globe each year who resonate with his topics, which range from performance marketing and entrepreneurship to company culture, capacity building, hiring and leadership. Worldwide, he is also a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations, especially on subjects related to business growth, culture, mindful transitions, building capacity and performance. Bob shares his ideas and insights via Friday Forward, a popular weekly inspirational newsletter that reaches over 100,000 individuals and business leaders across 50+ countries. He is the host of the Elevate Podcast, where Bob sits down with leaders, thinkers and authors to discuss personal growth and helping others live their best lives. Bob is also the author of Elevate, a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller, and of the international bestselling book, Performance Partnerships. Outside of work, Bob can likely be found skiing, cycling, reading, traveling, spending quality time with his family or overseeing some sort of home renovation project. Connect with Show Host Elle Russ
5/25/202050 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Anna Cabeca (DO, OBGYN, FACOG) about her new book KETO Green 16: The Fat-Burning Power of Ketogenic Eating + The Nourishing Strength of Alkaline Foods = Rapid Weight Loss and Hormone Balance.  Dr. Anna Cabeca is an internationally-acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and pioneering promoter of women’s health. She is Emory University- trained and triple board-certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine and anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and is the bestselling author of The Hormone Fix a diet and holistic lifestyle program for menopausal women.  Her areas of specialty include bio-identical hormone treatments and natural hormone- balancing strategies, and she has received extensive notoriety for her virtual transformational programs including Women‘s Restorative Health, Sexual CPR® and Magic Menopause. She created the successful and popular alkaline superfoods drink Mighty Maca® PLUS, and a top-selling, rejuvenating feminine vulvar cream for women, Julva®. In her spare time, Dr. Cabeca hosts the highly-regarded series “Couch Talk,” featuring compelling podcasts focused on a wide variety of important health and wellness topics.  She was named “2018 Innovator of the Year” by Mindshare, the #1 conference for health and wellness influencers, and was also honored with the prestigious 2017 Alan P. Mintz award, presented annually by the Age Management Medicine Group to the most outstanding physician who displays clinical excellence and entrepreneurship.  Dr. Cabeca has reached hundreds of thousands of women around the globe, inspiring them to reclaim their optimal health and realize they can journey through menopause and find more purpose and pleasure than they ever dreamed possible.   Anna Cabeca, DO - Website Connect with Show Host ELLE RUSS
5/18/202052 minutes, 26 seconds
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Gary E. Foresman MD

Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic: The virus details, the risks, how can you protect yourself, testing, and the nature of a potential vaccine. In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with the inability of established Western medical treatments to effectively treat many of his patients. Dr. Foresman began investigating alternative therapies and has since expanded his training in many systems of healing—not just through meditation and stress management, but also using botanical, orthomolecular and functional medicine systems. His scientific mind combined with a holistic integrative perspective, makes him a skilled practitioner who therapeutically synthesizes optimal healing modalities for each individual. Dr. Foresman ranked among the top in the nation on his Internal Medicine Board Exams and has some of the most comprehensive Internal Medicine training to be found – including serving as a Clinical Professor who trained other physicians at a University Medical Center.  In-depth commentary on thyroid dysfunction by Dr. Gary Foresman can be found in The Paleo Thyroid Solution written by Elle Russ. Dr. Foresman's Website
5/11/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ben Greenfield And His New Boundless Book

Host Brad Kearns catches up with author, coach, and biohacker extraordinaire Ben Greenfield on the occasion of the release of his monstrous new book called Boundless. Ben holds court on all manner of interesting topics relating to health and peak performance, but also on some real-life matters such as the at-home "no schooling" of his elementary-aged twin boys, the state of the educational system in America, his updated thoughts on the carnivore diet and some big picture diet philosophy that will help you sort through the hype and the diet wars. Ben talks about the grand transition from obsessing on peak performance as an ultradistance triathlete and elite obstacle course racer to pursuing fitness goals that promote longevity. Enjoy a fast-moving show that will give you some great insights into Ben's work and refreshing approach to life and health. Visit BoundlessBook.com to learn more about the book and get free bonus material.    Links: www.BoundlessBook.com
5/6/202056 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mark Sisson

Elle Russ chats with Mark Sisson  - the founder of this podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet and bestselling book The Primal Blueprint - which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. Mark has written several other books, including Primal Endurance, The Primal Connection, and other popular Primal-themed cookbooks and lifestyle books. He is also the publisher of MarksDailyApple.com, the #1-ranked blog for over a decade in its health and fitness category. Mark Sisson is the founder of Primal Kitchen and Primal Nutrition - where extensive product offerings can be found.  PrimalKitchen.com Connect with Show Host ELLE RUSS
5/4/202037 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lisa Bilyeu

Elle Russ chats with Lisa Bilyeu - the co-founder and president of Impact Theory, a digital media production company focused on empowering content. In addition to co-founding Impact Theory, she co-founded the billion dollar brand, Quest Nutrition, 9 years ago. Her career trajectory has been an astonishing arc from housewife to entrepreneur and transforming her business focus from nutrition to entertainment media. And now jumping in front of the camera, Lisa hosts the show, "Women of Impact," that centers on all things female empowerment. Watch WOMEN OF IMPACT Connect with Show Host ELLE RUSS
4/27/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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Helen Marshall

Elle Russ chats with Helen Marshall - a certified Primal Health Coach & founder of the grain free food range Primal Alternative.  Helen hosts the Primal Alternative Podcast on the Wellness Couch which is the number one ranked health and wellness podcast station in Australia.  She is a Motivational Speaker on grass roots community centric change, overcoming limiting beliefs and creating an exceptional life. Faced with a health crisis which included chronic nausea, constipation, insomnia, physical pain, headaches, brain fog, depression, anxiety and phobias, Helen returned to a diet of plants and animals to reclaim her health.  She ditched grains, sugar and seed oils and embraced sunshine, sleep, nature and connection. Helen got certified as a Primal Health Coach to let other women know that they were not on their own on their health journey and that they too could reclaim their health and change their life just with some diet and lifestyle tweaks and community behind them. But she got kick back, Helen’s clients told her that going grain free was hard – they were time-poor and found themselves falling off the wagon.  People found it hard to go without pizza, bread, cookies and lolly pops. So Helen offered to create a range of Primal Alternatives to the foods people love to make going grain free easy. Helen was told that her products were life changing and she felt compelled to get the range to the whole of Australia but the thought of factories didn’t light her up and besides – she didn’t have any capital. Helen was inspired to share her successful baking business so that other women with a passion for clean living could start their own home business, doing what they love and make a difference in their community. The Primalista Baking License launched on Boxing Day 2016 and to date over 100 incredible women have said yes to this opportunity.  Primal Alternative now has an online store and over 150 stockists across Australia. In 2017 Quirky Cooking collaborated with Primal Alternative to bring a ready made version of their Life Changing Dough to the community. In 2018 Primal Alternative collaborated with Chef Pete Evans to bring a lunch box friendly No Nut Hemp Bread and in 2019 the No Nut Hemp Wrap. Before ditching the rat race, was a Fitness Instructor and Personal trainer then a Business Manager for a leading recruitment company in the city.  Helen has worked with women all of her life listening to their desires around health, work and lifestyle and has combined those skills to bring her greatest contribution yet – the Primalista Baking License. Helen lives on 100 acres of wilderness in Albany, Western Australia with her husband Mike and their children Sam & Milly. She likes pilates, massage, coffee with her bestie, sunbathing, meditation, walks in nature and champagne in the spa. PrimalAlternative.com
4/20/202035 minutes, 49 seconds
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Connie Hartel: The Fit Farming Food Supermom Bodybuilder

Host Brad Kearns welcomes another podcast host to the show for a 'getting real" conversation about the habitual overtraining patterns of Type-A, highly motivated, goal-oriented fitness enthusiasts. This show was syndicated on Connie's podcast called the Fit Farming Food Mom. Connie is a Certified Nutritionist, ISSA certified personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder, Dental Assistant, hobby farmer in Idaho and mother of two young kids. She does it all!! But she had to learn the hard way that pushing too hard in training leads to setbacks instead of success. Brad kicks off the show with a challenge statement to athletes listening: "What are you all about, what is your true purpose for pursuing your fitness goals?" If you are trying to burn off nervous energy, escape from other stresses in life, or feed your ego, it's better to acknowledge it than behave in a manner that's different than your stated goals. When you can be honest with yourself, and release the attachment of your self-esteem from the results of your endeavors, you open yourself up for personal growth and performance breakthroughs. 
4/15/202050 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cristina Curp

Elle Russ chats with Cristina Curp - a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and former restaurant chef with a BA in Anthropology. Her love of food, and particularly using real food to heal, birthed her popular food blog and wellness site, TheCastawayKitchen.com, Author of Made Whole cookbook, co-host of Kitchen Table Talks Podcast and food as medicine advocate. She is a Miami native with Cuban roots who is currently living in Virginia, or wherever her husband’s Navy career takes them. At 29 years old and 2 years postpartum, Cristina hit rock bottom with her health. On top of an inflammatory skin condition she had lived with for years, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, she began to experience many mystery symptoms and inflammation, Cristina took to the kitchen to find wellness. Using her kitchen prowess and love of research, she began to discover the connection between her symptoms and the food she ate. This ongoing experiment birthed her blog, which is a collection of inventive, allergen friendly, low carb, whole food recipes that have helped her reverse autoimmune disease, lose weight, and take control of her own health and well being. Cristina is relentless in her mission to spread the food as medicine message, she has witnessed the power of it with her own family, her readers and her nutritional therapy clients. Empowering people to heal from the inside out is her life’s work! With a mix of grit, sass and a lot of love, she continues to do just that through her books, her social media platform and her NTP work. Cristina WEBSITE: TheCastawayKitchen.com SHOW HOST: ElleRuss.com 
4/13/202044 minutes, 20 seconds
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Debbie Mirza

Elle Russ chats with Debbie Mirza - a restorative coach, author, and singer/songwriter. She is the author of the best-selling book, The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist: Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse, which has helped thousands of people around the world understand the most hidden and insidious form of narcissism that is currently affecting millions of people without them realizing what they are dealing with, and The Safest Place Possible: A Guide to Healing and Transformation, a book about the power of self-love to heal the mind, body. This book includes some of Debbie’s personal story of healing, as well as 21 practical, gentle exercises of self-love. As a coach, Debbie helps people recognize the truth of what they have experienced, and come back to their genuine magnificence, after being in relationships with covert narcissists. She offers supportive online courses as well as guided meditations and calming music to help with the healing process. Learn more about Debbie’s books, music, online courses, coaching, and guided meditations at DebbieMirza.com
4/6/202049 minutes, 12 seconds
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Abel James

Elle Russ chats with Abel James - a New York Times best-selling author, musician, and virtual outdoor adventure guide. He’s the host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man Show, which has ranked as the #1 Health Podcast in 8+ countries around the world with more than 25+ million downloads.  Abel has starred as a coach on ABC television and has been featured in WIRED, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, and hundreds more.  As a recording artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Abel is releasing a new immersive 360 VR music video (or virtual adventure) every day for the next year.  Hailing from the woods of New Hampshire, Abel James lives with his wife, Alyson, and yellow lab, Bailey, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  AbelJames.com
3/30/202055 minutes, 11 seconds
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Listener Q&A

Host Brad Kearns covers an assortment of interesting questions from athletic-minded podcast listeners, including: using the Primal Endurance method to train for 100-mile ultramarathon runs; can you eat keto and still set a PR at 5k?; A highly fat and keto-adapted eater who does frequent 5-day water fasts likes to go hog wild and binge on carbs, then quickly recalibrate to keto—any long-term concerns?; Can eating carnivore-ish one meal a day (OMAD) overstress the digestive system with too much protein?; and finally, Primal Bear Kevin himself went from 285lb to 199lb but has plateau'd—learn some tips to breakthrough weight loss plateaus! Enjoy the show and send your questions to [email protected]  
3/25/202052 minutes, 14 seconds
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Karen Martel

Elle Russ chats with Karen Martel - Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and women’s weight loss and hormone expert. Founder of the OnTrack women’s hormone balancing and weight loss program. Host of the top rated women’s health podcast and video cast The Other Side of Weight Loss. After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s health and weight management. Karen's passion lies in helping women breakthrough weight loss resistance and find their personal weight loss code through balancing hormones, stress management and uncovering emotional blocks. Karen is a health leader and researcher determined to revolutionize weight loss for modern women. KarenMartel.com '    
3/23/202052 minutes, 43 seconds
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Brian Hoyer: The Dangers of EMF Exposure And How To Make Your Bedroom A Safe Haven

Host Brad Kearns welcomes geobiologist Brian Hoyer to the show to discuss the dangers of EMF exposure and how you can mitigate these dangers with some simple and do-able strategies. Brian is the founder of ShieldedHealing.com, offering home evaluation and action plans to optimize your home environment for health regarding both EMF and blue light health hazards. This show gets into the science of EMF but is easy to follow and always tying into practical tips to make simple lifestyle changes to improve health. The most profound insight is that EMF damage is far more concerning at night, when we are programmed for rest and repair, then during a busy day when we are less sensitive and vulnerable. The show ends with an awesome top-10 list of things you can do immediately to battle EMF in your home, especially in your bedroom. Check out Brian's operation at ShieldedHealing.com
3/18/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr. Terry Wahls

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Terry Wahls - an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy.  She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every summer where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. TerryWahls.com 
3/16/202049 minutes, 27 seconds
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Matt Maruca: A Youthful Journey to Healing, And Overcoming Harmful Blue Light Excess

Host Brad Kearns talks to the rising young star in the ancestral health scene named Matt Maruca. Only 20 years old, Matt has been on a six-year obsession to reclaim his health that started to decline in middle school. The journey has led him to an intense focus on the extreme health hazard of excess blue light exposure in modern life. Matt provides a beautifully understandable account of why blue light is harmful and what to do about it, but you will be fascinated to hear about how a member of the younger generation has leveraged the power of the digital age to make a name and a life for himself in the most progressive fashion. Check out Matt's RAOptics.com website to learn more about his unique daytime and nighttime blue light blocking eyewear (discount code Brad for 15% off your order!)
3/11/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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Gary E. Foresman MD

Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about perimenopause and menopause and the use of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with the inability of established Western medical treatments to effectively treat many of his patients. Dr. Foresman began investigating alternative therapies and has since expanded his training in many systems of healing - not just through meditation and stress management, but also using botanical, orthomolecular and functional medicine systems. His scientific mind combined with a holistic integrative perspective, makes him a skilled practitioner who therapeutically synthesizes optimal healing modalities for each individual. Dr. Foresman ranked among the top in the nation on his Internal Medicine Board Exams and has some of the most comprehensive Internal Medicine training to be found including serving as a Clinical Professor who trained other physicians at a University Medical Center. In-depth commentary on thyroid dysfunction by Dr. Gary Foresman can be found in The Paleo Thyroid Solution written by Elle Russ.
3/9/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dr. Michael Platt on Adrenalin Dominance

Dr. Michael Platt on Adrenalin Dominance Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Michael Platt about the controversial and cutting edge subject of Adrenalin Dominance, the title of Platt’s new book and a topic that Platt argues is widely misunderstood and misinterpreted. Dr. Platt explains that the catch-all health disturbance of adrenal fatigue is diagnosed by low salivary cortisol, which is actually indicative of adrenalin dominance. Adrenalin Dominance, as you might guess, is driven by hectic, high-stress modern life and the desperate need for our brain to consume glucose around the clock. Whenever your brain detects the slightest drop in glucose supply (from an insulin rush after high carb meal, or after a strenuous workout, or after a hectic, high-stress day at work), your body will produce adrenalin (also referred to as norepinephrine) to keep you humming along.    We are going outside the boundaries of mainstream medicine to attack the cause of many mental and physical disorders. Dr. Platt makes a compelling case that dumping too much adrenalin into the bloodstream is the root cause of most psychiatric conditions and also the primary driver of excess body fat. This is because adrenalin levels peak at 2:30 am and all that glucose production isn’t burned off and is thus stored as fat while you sleep. Hint: if you get up to pee in the middle of the night, you have a problem. This seemingly innocent and common occurrence is actually a sign of excess adrenalin—remember your Latin lessons where “adrenal” means next to renal. Your overactive adrenalin stimulates the kidneys and you have to pee. Other symptoms include grinding your teeth and nervous tapping of your legs. The net effect of overproducing adrenalin is chronic conditions like ADHD, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, severe mood swings, and road rage.    Dr. Platt is not all about bad news. He says the condition is surprisingly easy to fix with the application of the wonder hormone progesterone. Yes, you can buy 5% progesterone cream and apply it before meals, which blocks both adrenalin, insulin, and estrogen. Note: while females may be familiar with using progesterone for estrogen-related health conditions, Dr. Platt notes that males over 50 stop producing progesterone, setting the stage for the dreaded space tire accumulation—a hallmark of which is excess estrogen.    Dr. Platt is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has nearly four decades of experience working with patients in varied clinical settings from medical groups to eldercare medicine to health research. He’s currently the president of Platt Wellness Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where he specializes in bio-identical hormones, hormone balancing and the causation of illness. Learn more at Plattwellness.com
3/4/202051 minutes, 57 seconds
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Meik Wiking

Episode #407: Elle Russ chats with Meik Wiking - the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute.  He is a Research Associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, member of the policy advisory group for the Global Happiness Policy Report and Founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies.  Meik is a New York Times best-selling author and has written several books and reports on happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life. His books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.  
3/2/202039 minutes, 6 seconds
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Paul Saladino MD

Elle Russ chats with Paul Saladino MD - the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. In addition to his personal podcast, Fundamental Health, he can be found featured on numerous podcasts including The Minimalists,  The Model Health Show, Bulletproof Radio,  The Dr. Gundry Podcast, The Ben Greenfield Podcast, Dr. Mercola, Health Theory, Mark Bell’s Power Project, and many others. He has also appeared on The Doctors TV show and will release his first book in 2020 titled, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.” CarnivoreMD.com 
2/24/202057 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sara Hall: World Class Marathoner, Ageless Wonder, and Super Mom!

  Host Brad Kearns welcomes the amazing Sara Hall to the show, fresh off her stunning lifetime best and #6 all-time American performance of 2:22 at the Berlin Marathon. At age 36, Sara proclaims that she is both fitter and healthier than ever. This show is full of tidbits and reflections that will help you become a better runner and a better person. Sara discusses overcoming her string of injuries to achieve her recent breakthrough and the risks associated with elite-level training. Her insight that “you just need the pounding” is an interesting counter to the popular notion that you can “hack” peak endurance performance with HIIT workouts, or that recovery entails sitting around. In fact, an easy day for Sara is two hours of running (2 workouts) at 7-8 minutes per mile at high altitude in Flagstaff, AZ.   Sara talks about what she’s learned and the support she’s received from her husband Ryan Hall, retired Olympic marathon runner and still US record holder at 2:04.58, Listen to his show on this channel to learn the amazing story of their adopting four Ethiopian children in 2015 and raising them in the USA. Sara talks about the balance between trying to eat the healthiest, cleanest diet and the reality of the raw fuel requirements for elite training. She talks about training at altitude for years, variation in training approach among elite athletes. Her comments on overcoming fear of failure and loving yourself how you are, without regard to results in competition, can actually unlock higher levels of peak performance because you are free to take risks and go for it! A great show with an inspiring runner dedicated to her faith and her charity called the Hall Steps Foundation.   
2/21/202050 minutes, 15 seconds
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David Morin

  Elle Russ chats with David Morin - an accredited strength & conditioning trainer & coach for 16 yrs. His clients include the U.S. special forces military to NBA stars like Allen Iverson. David’s skill set continues to evolve through various modalities rooted in  movement, martial arts, Chi Kung, mediation, bio feedback, free weight training, HIIT and advanced bio-hacking techniques. David Morin is a German born American Fitness trainer, model, corporate wellness speaker & entrepreneur. He has appeared on more then 40 fitness magazine covers like Muscle & Fitness, FitnessRX, Men’s Health & Ironman magazine. For over 10 yrs & in 15 countries David has been featured over 100 times as a editorial contributor & instructional fitness model for print media.    After David’s near death experience & 5 day coma for a pulmonary embolism caused by a heart tumor in 2015, David created the worlds first essential oils respiratory enhancement workout supplement, FLO2!    David appears on Netflix & Amazon as a star in the documentary “The Perfect Physique”. As well as working on director Micheal Bays Block buster film “Pain & Gain,” with the Rock & Mark Wahlberg. As a father of 4 who’s active,  David had to create a effective, efficient at home training regime called “LynxFitness”. David is the founder & engineer of the training you’ll find on lynxfitness.com.    David is a fitness lifestyle influencer with his own fitness app on FITPLAN available on the App Store. He’s currently traveling the world doing instructional fitness training and seminars at resorts from Phuket Thailand to Tulum Mexico, sharing his energy, experience & his passionate journey of gratitude through fitness.  www.Getmorin.com www.Getmorinfitness.com  Connect with Show Host Elle Russ  
2/17/202043 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dr. Mark Hyman

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Mark Hyman - a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a twelve-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show.  https://www.drhyman.com Connect with Show Host http://www.elleruss.com   
2/10/202039 minutes, 52 seconds
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Courtney Contos

Elle Russ chats with Courtney Contos, a chef, wellness expert, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, and speaker. Courtney was raised and mentored in downtown Chicago under the expertise of her acclaimed restauranteur father, Bill Contos. He was the owner of Chez Paul - an ultra-elegant French restaurant and known in popular culture as the fancy restaurant from the iconic classic films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Blue Brothers. Chez Paul is where her love of food and appreciation for quality was born. Courtney carried on her father’s vision by working in restaurants and cooking schools until ultimately attaining my  degree in culinary arts from Kendall Culinary School in Chicago. I opened Chef Contos Kitchen & Store in Vermont, which was featured by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the best cooking schools in the world - focused on culinary education and chef-curated retail. Amidst her successes, she struggled and suffered for 12 years with chronic pain due to a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Her rheumatologist declared on numerous occasions that her condition would never change and that she would be wheelchair-bound for the rest of her life. Unwilling to accept this fate, she persevered to find a solution, and in 2018 - along with her Functional Medicine doctor, she set out to overcome her autoimmune disease. After decades of systemic inflammation, multiple health issues, surgeries, and over six years of severe foot pain, she now takes pain-free steps with immense gratitude for having zero RA markers. Boom!  Now Courtney supports others on through their life transformations in her virtual health consulting business. Having been so positively impacted by her healing journey - she merged her rich experience as a culinary leader and educator with overcoming autoimmune disease by becoming a certified Functional Medicine Wellness Coach. her mission is to help others transform their health by guiding people in the right direction when they find themselves stuck without wellness support. www.ccontos.com 
2/3/202059 minutes, 59 seconds
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Keith and Michelle Norris

Elle Russ chats with Keith and Michelle Norris - co-founders of Paleo f(x)™ the largest Paleo platform and event in the world which has been featured in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, and Men’s Health.  Michelle is the CEO of Paleo f(x)™ and has been a speaker at SXSW Health Expo, Ancestral Health Symposium, Conscious Media Festival, Society of Women Entrepreneurs and the Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference. Keith Norris is a former standout athlete and military veteran.  He is an elite strength and conditioning specialist and habit change expert with over 40 years of in-the-trenches experience.  As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is a co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo platform in the world, Paleo f(x).  As well, Keith is the CEO of Phoenix Equipment Group, LLC, and a founding member of ID Life, a company whose mission is health and lifestyle optimization. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness and personal development blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice, and is the author of The Five T’s, the art of goal setting and continual improvement.   SELECTED LINKS: www.paleofx.com
1/27/202050 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr. Corey Riser

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Corey Riser - a Chiropractic Physician and a practicing Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 300 hours of post-doctoral Functional Endocrinology and Clinical Nutrition education.  Originally from Zanesville, Ohio, Dr. Riser began his work in alternative medicine through his award-winning Undergraduate Thesis study on Bacteriophage Therapy of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a preferred treatment method over traditional antibiotics. While attending graduate school, Dr. Riser’s passion for alternative medicine developed after the passing of his grandmother, mother, and father in a two-year span.  He watched as conventional medicine treatment with drug therapy and a lack of nutritional guidance continued time and time again to fail his family members and ultimately led to untimely deaths.  It was at this time that he redirected his efforts toward Functional Medicine education. In 2017, Dr. Riser founded Functional Health Center of the Carolinas, a highly regarded Functional Medicine clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has quickly become one of the most sought after “Chronic Disease Reversal” clinics in the region. As the Clinic Director, the focus of Dr. Riser’s practice is primarily Functional Medicine treatment of Type II Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Cognitive Decline, and Autoimmune disease. Dr. Riser has made it a priority to help the Carolina region combat a devastatingly high incidence of chronic disease and obesity through Functional Medicine, Paleo, and nutraceutical interventions. SELECTED LINKS: www.fhccarolinas.com instagram.com/fhccarolinas facebook.com/fhccarolinas
1/21/202046 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kate Cretsinger, CNC

Elle Russ chats with Kate Cretsinger, CNC - a Certified Nutrition Coach. Kate’s path to becoming a Nutrition Coach began during her own struggles of migraines accompanied by bloody noses. Kate suffered 23 years from unexplained rashes, stomach pain as well as many days of not being able to socialize due to severe stomach pain, headaches and joint pain that was located in her arms, hips, legs and feet. Kate became determined to take control of her own health through nutrition. And she did!! In 2004, Kate graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.  She became certified as a Nutrition Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  In addition, Kate has over 15 years of experience in the health & wellness field as a personal trainer, instructor and nutrition coach.    SELECTED LINKS: Website:  www.k84wellness.com Podcast: K8 4 Wellness Podcast Instagram: k8_4_wellness Facebook: K8 4 Wellness
1/13/202049 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cool Dudes Talk Carnivore And More

Welcome to the world of the cool dudes! Host Brad Kearns welcomes Brian McAndrew and Will Shewfelt to a fabulous round table discussion focused on the emerging carnivore diet, but covering a bunch of peripheral topics relating to losing excess body fat, performing and recovering from workouts and executing some interesting strategies that will help you break through typical setbacks and frustrations. Regarding exercise, both Brian and Will emphasize the point that chronic patterns will screw up your best efforts to align with a keto or carnivore. Brian says, "Choose an exercise program that's not gonna make you hungry." You'll also learn about the trio's exciting new book, Carnivore Cooking For Cool Dudes, which helps make a carnivore-ish experiment or longer team eating pattern easy, fun, and sustainable. 
1/8/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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Darryl Edwards

Elle Russ chats with Darryl Edwards - a movement coach, nutritionist, physical activity researcher and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process. Darryl is the author of several award-winning books including Paleo Fitness and Animal Moves. His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle Magazine, Men’s Fitness and he has featured on the BBC TV documentaries Eat to Live Forever and Doctor In The House.   SELECTED LINKS: Check out Darryl’s TEDx Talk “Why working out isn’t working out” at www.primalplay.com/tedx Find him on Facebook at facebook.com/DarrylFEdwards Twitter @fitnessexplorer and Instagram @fitnessexplorer Click here to download your FREE ebook on The Importance of Play.    
1/6/202059 minutes, 2 seconds
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When Does Fasting Cross the Line?

Fasting is generally healthy when done properly. The same goes for exercise and carb restriction. These behaviors help many people; but they can also be unhealthy for certain people or when used too much or in the wrong circumstances. Today I’d like to wade into potentially controversial waters and talk about when fasting potentially crosses the line into disordered eating territory. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
1/1/202011 minutes
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Common New Year’s Resolutions (and How I’d Rewrite Them)

A big problem with New Year’s resolutions is not something intrinsic to the practice of resolving to make positive changes in the coming year—these can be beneficial forces in a person’s life—but with the way we word our resolutions. Word choice determines everything. Words mean things. The words we use determine everything that follows. With just slight modifications to the wording and by being more specific, these resolutions can become more powerful, more effective, and more true to our nature and our actual desires. How would I rewrite eight common New Year’s resolutions? (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
12/31/20199 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mark Sisson's Keto For Life: A Comprehensive Approach To Living Long and Living Awesome

Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns discuss the long-awaited release of their new book, Keto For Life, a comprehensive owner's manual to pursue the ultimate goal of healthspan--living long and living awesome every step of the way. This discussion is also available in video format on YouTube. Enjoy a bit of everything in this free wheeling conversation. Mark reveals that he nearly refused the project since he was not walking his talk in his own life! And how focusing in on the book project helped him recalibrate and hone his most treasured skill of pivoting. Mark makes the assertion that longevity requires more than just dialing in diet, exercise, and sleep. You'll learn that Living Awesome encompasses the Four Pillars of Longevity detailed in the book: Metabolic Flexibility, Movement and Physical Fitness, Mental Flexibility, and Rest & Recovery. Mental Flexibility entails the ability to pivot in the face of life's challenges and changes, avoid the disease state of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), and prioritize meaningful interpersonal connections over hyperconnectivity. Learn why there are literally three relevant ages instead of just your chronological age, and why biological and psychological age are vastly more important than your calendar years. This is a great chance to connect with #listentothesisson as he walks you through his most comprehensive book to date! Visit KetoReset.com for details about the book and an incredible advance purchase bonus offer. 
12/30/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC - a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR.    He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and The Heart: Our Most Medically Misunderstood Organ. Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using ancestral wisdom and the latest research. In his down time he likes to be outdoors, playing sports, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife and their pets   SELECTED LINKS Dr. Stephen Hussey Website    
12/23/201946 minutes, 58 seconds
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Post-Binge Biology: What Happens To Your Body When You Overeat (and 8 Things To Do Afterward)

‘Tis the season for consumption. Cookies, cakes, and pies abound. Feasts happen on a regular basis. Candy is given and received as gifts. And there are parties immeasurable—at work, with family, with friends—where calorie-dense, rewarding food is handed out, like, well, candy. The holiday season is a practice in overeating, and it can be very hard to avoid. You may not want to even avoid it; there’s something to be said for letting loose now and again on special occasions, especially when holiday cheer is in the air. But what happens to your body when you overeat? And what can you do about it?   (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
12/18/201910 minutes, 27 seconds
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Reading Research

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about how to read scientific research papers. That covered what to do. Today I’m going to tell you what NOT to do as a consumer of research studies. The following are bad practices that can cause you to misinterpret research findings, dismiss valid research, or apply scientific findings incorrectly in your own life.   (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
12/17/201914 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dr. Erin Fall Haskell

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Erin Fall Haskell (“Dr. Erin”) about overcoming and dealing with trauma. Dr. Erin is the creator and host of Good Morning LaLa Land.  She has been featured on the cover of magazines, radio, and ‘as seen on’ NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC. She is the author of Awakening: A 40-Day Guide to Unleashing Your Spiritual Powers, Life’s Purpose, and Manifesting Your Dreams! Her mission is to awaken a billion people globally to their divinity while teaching them how to reprogram their subconscious, align with their personal truth and universal laws, and create a daily spiritual practice. Dr. Erin mentors people one-on-one on a body, mind, and spiritual level. She believes that when someone awakens, they naturally have a gift and message to bring to the world. After many years of working with a wide range of clients; from top celebrities to single mothers, her programs are now available to everyone. Dr. Erin believes that the route to happiness and fulfillment is not just knowing the truth, but living the truth!   “There are moments in life when something happens, life alters, and your entire perception transforms instantaneously.” For Dr. Erin, that moment was 22 years ago when she was holding her stillborn son in her arms, just after giving birth to him. “Tears were streaming down my face as I looked at his beautiful body and realized his body was still there, but he wasn’t. I realized he wasn’t his body; he is a spiritual being. One can conceptually understand that we are not these bodies, but I got it on an entirely different level, my entire world crumbled, delivering me to spiritual revelation.” This sent her on an intense spiritual quest traveling around the world, discovering truths, and learning how to live and embody the truths that had been revealed.   Selected Links – Connect with Dr. Erin Fall Haskell:  Dr. Erin’s Website   Dr. Erin’s Book Awakening   Dr. Erin on Facebook   Dr. Erin on Instagram
12/16/201947 minutes, 58 seconds
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14 Scenarios When Fasting Might Be Your Best Approach

There’s a ton of talk about intermittent fasting in the ancestral heath sphere for general health and wellness as well as weight loss, but little indication of specific applications for the practice. Anytime you attempt a “radical” health practice like not eating, it helps to have a good reason to do it. That will not only give you something to aim for, but it will ensure you actually have a physiological justification for your experiment. Never go in blind. What are some of the specific scenarios and conditions where fasting makes the most sense?   (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
12/11/201913 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tara Garrison

Elle Russ chats with Tara Garrison - a ketogenic diet specialist, personal trainer, mom of 4 and Boston Marathoner. Tara has a holistic approach to health, teaching the importance of a healthy mind and body. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS), is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC).   SELECTED LINKS   Tara's Website: https://coachtaragarrison.com  Instagram: instagram.com/coachtaragarrison (@coachtaragarrison) Facebook: facebook.com/coachtaragarrison YouTube: youtube.com/coachtaragarrison Twitter: twitter.com/coachtarag LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/coachtaragarrison --
12/9/201946 minutes, 52 seconds
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8 Things We Can Learn From the Carnivore Movement

A few years ago, I wrote a post describing all the things that avowed Primal eaters can learn from plant-based or even vegan dieters. Sure, we’re diametrically opposed on the role of animal foods in human health, but there are still relevant takeaways. Carnivores are much closer to Primal eaters on the dietary spectrum, The Primal Blueprint posits that animal foods—meat, fish, fowl, shellfish, eggs, and dairy—represent the most nutrient-dense, most crucial component of the human diet. Carnivore takes that and runs with it, to its logical conclusion: Animal foods are so nutrient-dense and so important that we should eat them to the exclusion of everything else. I don’t exactly agree, but I see where they’re coming from. And there’s a lot we can learn from the carnivore movement. I’ve got 8 takeaways today.   (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
12/4/201910 minutes, 54 seconds
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Elle Russ

Guest host Ashleigh VanHouten chats with Primal Blueprint Podcast host and author Elle Russ about her new book, Confident As Fu*k (Foreword by Mark Sisson).  Confident As Fu*k is the self-help book for people looking to level up their self-esteem and confidence and manifest their dreams to live a happier, more abundant existence. This book is also for highly confident people to learn how to navigate confidence pitfalls, become more accessible, and refine their nature. In this entertaining exposé on self-esteem and confidence, bestselling author and coach, Elle Russ, dishes out funny, inspiring stories and observations to help you:   Identify and finally ditch bad vibes and negative people who are keeping you from being Confident As Fu*k Clean up your past through addressing shame and limiting stories (about yourself and others) that are holding you back Become inspired to speak up for yourself and take a leap into the arena of self-examination   By the end of Confident As Fu*k, you will understand yourself and the shortcomings you need to abandon in order to kick ass and take names!   Elle Russ is the author of Confident As Fu*k and the best-selling health book, The Paleo Thyroid Solution - which has helped thousands of people around the world reclaim their health. Elle is also a TV/Film writer and host of the popular Primal Blueprint Podcast started by NYT’s bestselling author, Mark Sisson. At the age of 22, Elle sustained an injury that left both of her hands and arms permanently disabled. This life-altering physical limitation led to a multitude of emotional and psychological pitfalls that she had to navigate in order to retain and refine her formidable sense of self-esteem and confidence and become Confident As Fu*k. You can learn more about her at www.ElleRuss.com  SELECTED LINKS: Confident As Fu*k ElleRuss.com 
12/2/201956 minutes, 14 seconds
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Martin Silva

Elle Russ chats with Martin Silva - he is beyond passionate when it comes to health, fitness and helping people optimize their body and his purpose is to empower people and help them achieve the best version of themselves.  From an extremely young age, exercise and playing sports had became a huge part of Martin’s life. At the age of 13, he was introduced to the world of weightlifting and discovered the art of building an admirable physique. Since then, he has coached hundreds of people, traveled around the world competing, eventually achieving professional level status and ranking within the top 10 natural fitness model competitors in the world.  Martin now prioritizes health rather than being driven purely by aesthetics. His philosophy on health is centered around the guiding principle that if you focus on optimizing your health from the inside out, your healthy, lean physique will then become a bi-product of taking care of yourself. SELECTED LINKS FREE GUIDE: https://optimiseyourbody.com/free-guides/ Website_ Optimiseyourbody.com  Podcast_ Optimise Your Body Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin  
11/25/201938 minutes, 30 seconds
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Kendra and Rob Benson

Elle Russ chats with Kendra and Rob Benson (husband and wife team) are behind the brands Explorado Market and Fat Fit Go (Keto treat and energy companies). The Benson's got their start online with the creation of meal plans, recipes, biohacking tips and more at OurPaleoLife.com - in January 2019 they sold the blog but are still very active in the longevity and health space. The sale of their blog gave them leverage to build their own production facility in addition to opening one of the world's first Keto Grocery/Bakery shops.    Selected Links https://www.fatfitgo.com
11/18/201940 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ginny Gane & Cassie Parks

Ginny Gane is the bestselling author of The Champion Mindset and an adventurous, fun Law of Attraction expert for people who crave more out of life and are ready to realize their full potential. Ginny teaches LOA skills and guides you towards purposefully creating a life you are wildly in love with. Through her fun and easy courses, ebooks, and personal coaching, she reminds you of your incredible personal power. Learn the skills that will ultimately empower you to take control of your experience and truly uncover and be all that you want to be.  When she’s not playing with LOA, you can find her indulging in sunshiny outdoor adventures, fun fitness exercise and practicing singing…along to the radio. Cassie Parks loves the ocean, dancing for no reason and the power of possibly. Her best-selling books include the topics of money, business and lifestyle design. She is a mentor for those who want to turn their wildest dreams into their dreams come true.  She is the host of the podcast Happy Ever After and the co-host of the Manifest it Now show.  Other highlights include speaking at TAI talks and being a real estate investor who retired at 32. She is the creator of the Money Money Money Course and the Double Your Business Workshop. Her forthcoming magazine is called Possible. Cassie loves to travel, being with those she loves and laughing a lot.   SELECTED LINKS GinnyGane.com CassieParks.com  Manifest It Now PODCAST
11/11/201956 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chris Irvin

Host Brad Kearns gets deep into the world of ketone supplements with scientist Chris Irvin from Perfect Keto. Chris and Perfect Keto founder Dr. Anthony Gustin recently published a book called The Keto Answers Book, filled with 268 thoughtful answers to the most common questions about the ketogenic diet and ketone supplements. Chris talks about the good and the bad arising from the explosion in popularity of keto, and has an interesting take on the best use of ketone supplements. Chris mentions their effectiveness for times when you need enhanced brain function. You'll hear about possible reasons for lower than expected blood ketone readings and the surprising suggestion that you should not measure ketones first thing in the morning due to something called the "dawn effect," where you have naturally elevated glucose and low ketones upon awakening.   
11/7/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE

Elle Russ chats with Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE - Integrative functional dietitian, author of Naturally Nourished (2016), The Anti-Anxiety Diet (2018) and her newest book The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook (2019).  Ali Miller, RD is a Registered Dietitian with a contagious passion for using nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment protocols and programs. Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali is a renowned expert in the ketogenic diet with over a decade of clinical results using a unique whole foods approach tailored to support thyroid, adrenal and hormonal balance.  Ali’s message has influenced millions through the medical community and media with television, print, and her award winning podcast, Naturally Nourished. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering her blog, podcasts, virtual learning, and access to her practice and supplement line Naturally Nourished.    Website: www.alimillerRD.com
11/4/201949 minutes, 56 seconds
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Catharine Arnston

Elle Russ chats with Catharine Arnston - the CEO & Founder of ENERGYbits®. Her mission is to help the world be healthier naturally with mother nature’s oldest and original food- algae. Catharine graduated with an MBA from Ivey School of Business and a Health Coach Certificate from  Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her career spans thirty-three years during which she has been an international attaché for the Canadian and British Governments, publisher of an international magazine and the Founder of three startups. Catharine founded the algae tablet company ENERGYbits® in Boston MA after her younger sister in Canada was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. Catharine helped her sister research alkaline foods and the process led her to discover the healing properties of plant-based nutrition. This ultimately led Catharine to algae, the most nutrient-dense, alkaline plant in the world with vast medicinal properties unknown outside of Asia. Catharine realized algae could have a powerful impact on the world if it was only better understood. Catharine has devoted her life to researching algae and educating consumers, athletes, wellness, spa, fitness and beauty professionals about its therapeutic, sustainable benefits. She is now considered one of the country’s leading experts on algae nutrition, a sought-after speaker at wellness conferences and a frequent guest on podcasts and television.  SELECTED LINKS www.energybits.com 
10/28/201946 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Primal Endurance Revolution

Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns talk about the wonderful world of Primal Endurance. More than a book and an online course (primalendurance.fit), this is a revolution in the traditional "struggle and suffer" approach to endurance training. If you are an endurance athlete or even just a cardio enthusiast at the gym, this is a great show to lay the foundation for a healthier, more sensible, more effective approach to endurance training. The duo discuss heart rate parameters, stress and rest balance, the strategic inclusion of high intensity workouts, and much more. If you are gonna spend the time and energy to conduct devoted endurance workouts, do it the right way. Realize that slowing down to go faster really works!
10/25/201938 minutes, 40 seconds
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10 Awesome New Fitness Trends

Host Brad Kearns talks you through a top-10 list of fitness trends that are simply awesome! It starts with Brad's favorite recommendation to maintain the passion and competitive intensity throughout life and then being smart and strategic with your training decisions. Today, there are many fantastic breakthroughs in fitness philosophy and strategy that emphasize stress-rest balance, recovery, and mobility instead of just the "no pain, no gain" emphasis of the old days. This list of ideas will be easy for you to implement into your daily routine and gain huge benefits for minimal time investment. Here's a quick look at the list the Brad details for you: Conduct plenty of flexibility/mobility drills per Kelly Starrett; conduct HIRT workouts in favor of HIIT per Dr. Craig Marker; emphasize Breakthrough Workouts per Mark Sisson (exciting new idea Mark's been talkin' 'bout since '88!); increase the severity of your stress/rest fluctuation per Brad Kearns (easier easy workouts!); exercise some restraint at your hardest workouts per Dr. Phil Maffetone: try micro-workouts during your busy day; conduct Rebound Workouts to recover faster, and understand HRV completely, both per Joel Jamieson; fast after difficult workouts (really!) per Dude Spellings; listen to the whole show per Brian "WholeDood" McAndrew. This could be one of the best podcast episodes of the decade because this stuff really works and it's do-able for all fitness enthusiasts!  
10/23/201943 minutes, 21 seconds
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Janie A. Bowthorpe M.Ed

Elle Russ chats with thyroid patient advocate and author Janie A. Bowthorpe M.Ed, who suffered at the hands of doctors for 20 years. Why? They failed to see the connection between her chronic and debilitating symptoms and forcing her body to live for conversion alone, aka T4-only like Synthroid.  The examining room responses were always along the lines of “You are normal” and “It’s something else besides your thyroid”. All the latter meant money down the drain, frustrating and false pronouncements by doctors, along with painful tests, dead ends, and the dark realization she would finally have to apply for Social Security Disability.   But Bowthorpe proved them all wrong in 2002. She switched to Natural Desiccated Thyroid, raised and found her optimal amount, and every single debilitating symptom went completely away. That change spurred her to create the movement later called Stop the Thyroid Madness, aka STTM.    What makes the Stop the Thyroid Madness movement different from other websites and books? It's near totally about 17 years of reported patient experiences in getting well, and the wisdom gained from those experiences. Janie is the author of three great books: The 2019 updated revision of Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Thyroid Treatment - this book compiles all the patient wisdom in getting well and is often called the bible of patient experiences. Hashimoto's: Taming the Beast for those with the autoimmune Hashimoto's disease. Another patient-to-patient book, telling you first about Hashimotos, references to plenty of research, all the ways gut health issues can impact one's issues, and moves into several patient-to-patient information about frustrations, how foods affect different patients, better ways to eat, and 96 short testimonies how how Hashi's patients are taming the beast successfully. And lastly, Stop the Thyroid Madness II: How Thyroid Experts are Challenging Ineffective Treatments and Improving the Lives of Patients (aka STTM II).  Each chapter contributed by a practitioner.   SELECTED LINKS The website is https://stopthethyroidmadness.com  facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StoptheThyroidMadness/  See http://laughinggrapepublishing.com 
10/21/201953 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dr. Robert Zembroski

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Robert Zembroski - a specialist in functional medicine, chiropractic neurologist, clinical nutritionist, and transformational speaker. Twenty-six years in private practice, including his own journey through disease, has enabled Dr. Z to become an expert in health topics from heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, obesity, cancer, hormone issues, nutrition, and fitness.  He is the author of the ground-breaking new patient-friendly guide to recovery REBUILD: 5 Proven Steps to Move From Diagnosis to Recovery and Be Healthier Than Before. Dr. Z’s new book REBUILD is the only program that allows the reader to create a personalized plan based on their unique health needs.  Dr. Z has been seen on FOX Business, Fox & Friends, Tom Bilyeu’s Health Theory, and featured in multiple online and print outlets and magazines including: Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, Readers Digest, Bulletproof, Goop, Medium, Popsugar, Bustle, BuzzFeed and more. Years ago, Dr. Zembroski’s own diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma led to several courses of toxic chemotherapy, as well as surgery, to remove a five-inch tumor from his chest. That experience inspired him to create the Cancer Victor® Protocol—a research-based parallel set of steps that augments the function of chemotherapy and radiation treatments to not only improve the function of the chemo, but to radically reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy. The protocol also will make a person going through cancer care stronger and more resilient, leading to better results and a more rapid recovery.  Director of the Darien Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Z is committed to providing you answers in a confusing world of medical opinions and poor results.  SELECTED LINKS Website: https://www.drzembroski.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DrRobZembroski  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Zembroski/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/drzembroski/ 
10/14/201947 minutes, 38 seconds
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Fitness Philosophy, Being Patient, Getting Back in Shape, Carb/Fasting Strategies

Host Brad Kearns covers a lovely assortment of fitness-related questions, comments, success stories and philosophical musings about whether the MAF approach (slow down, less stress, more rest) might work in all areas of hectic modern life. Other topics: Cold winter swims, grassfed versus pasture-raised, going for it at races instead of worrying about MAF, making adjustments to escape the carb dependency training and eating pattern, being patient with MAF improvement, getting back into shape 85 pounds after college, the benefits (and leeway for carbs) you get from fasting in a 20-4 pattern, and cool stuff like orange lenses and ionizing air filters  
10/9/201954 minutes, 34 seconds
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Arriane Alexander

Elle Russ chats with Arriane Alexander. She empowers entrepreneurs all over the world to grow their business, make an impact and be wildly successful.  She is the creator of the High Impact Success Academy, a virtual coaching academy designed to give you clarity in your business goals, a strategy to get there and courageous action so you can build confidence and create the business of your dreams. Arriane holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology and has been involved in the field of Personal Development for over 20 years.  She comes from a background of over 15 years in corporate America, as a high level executive in Sales and Marketing in the fashion business for Brighton Collectibles.  In addition, you might have seen her on your tv screen, as she has a successful career as an Actor on TV shows such as S.W.A.T., The People v O.J. Simpson and Grey’s Anatomy.  Basically, she has created businesses of her dreams and helps you do the same. Her expertise is helping you use clarity, strategy, confidence and soul, so you can make an impact and take your business to the next level.  She is all about creating big impact with grace, ease and fun.   SELECTED LINKS https://www.arrianealexander.com
10/7/201958 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sean Jewell - All About Dark Chocolate, Including Good and Bad Farming and How To Choose The Best Stuff

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Sean Jewell, environmental activist and co-founder of Coracao Confections in the San Francisco Bay Area to educate us on one of the great foods of the planet. Sean recently returned from a visit to his farming collective in Ecuador, and comes to the show rich with insights about the amazing work of organic cacao farmers to harvest a sustainable product, contrasted with the offensive and gross stuff that is happening with conventional cacao farming. If you like dark chocolate, this show will give you a fascinating education on how the cacao product is grown the right way, how to choose the highest quality products, and many more rich insights.  Hey, if you enjoy discount dark chocolate from Trader Joes or the supermarket, realize that you are almost certainly buying the product of child slave labor in Africa. You know how dark chocolate tastes “bitter”? It’s because they roast the heck out of the beans with conventional dark chocolate such that there is no flavor nuance left. You will appreciate the parallels between cheap dark chocolate and cheap wine or cheap beer. It’s time to become a chocolate conouisseur and look for designations like “bean to bar” and “fair trade” on your product label. Props to Sean for supporting sustainable farming with fair compensation and producing a fantastic dark chocolate bar. Learn more at CoracaoConfections.com
10/2/201945 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shawn Wells

Elle Russ chats with Shawn Wells (MPH, RD, LDN, CISSN, FISSN) -  a Registered Dietitian, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Fellow in the international Society of Sports Nutrition, and practiced over a decade as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in acute (hospital) and skilled nursing settings.   He has formulated for over 2 decades and speaks all over the world, and he is a weekly expert on a national radio show (One Life Radio weekly on iHeartMedia), and he will be in a documentary yet to be released internationally on dietary supplements. Shawn has also been on the ketogenic diet for over 20 years. He was featured in the documentary, the Skinny on Fat that released in 2018 and was most recently on Fox News television talking about 2019 health trends.  Overcoming and suppressing numerous conditions with keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements such as Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Insomnia, Obesity, and a pituitary tumor is part of Shawn’s passion and journey leading him to help others win these battles too. Mr. Wells is a nutritional biochemist and has been dubbed in the supplement industry as "The World's Greatest Formulator" where he as formulated over 500 products, available around the world.    SELECTED LINKS website: www.ShawnWells.com IG: @zonehalo Twitter: @zonehalo --
9/30/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Susan Bratton

Elle Russ chats with Susan Bratton - considered the “Dear Abby of Hot Sex” to fans around the world, Susan’s fresh approach to sex techniques and bedroom communication skills help millions of people—of all ages and across the gender spectrum—transform sex into passion.  Susan’s straight-forward lovemaking advice is rooted in her personal experience of watching her marital intimacy wither as she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When her relationship hit a crisis point, Susan made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to hold her family together and revive the passion in her marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people stopped believing was even possible—until they discover her practical tips.  After 15 years and over 30k hours of research, practice, teaching, and testing, Susan distilled the six simple essentials that ignite passionate lovemaking into her latest #1 international best-selling book, Sexual Soulmates.  A serial entrepreneur who was named a Silicon Valley “Woman of Influence,” and AdAge “Top 10 Internet Pioneer," Susan and her company, Personal Life Media, Inc. been featured in The New York Times and appeared on the TODAY Show, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CW, Fox, and NBC.  Beloved for speaking from the heart and shooting from the hip...she’s written over 20 books and programs including, Sexual Soulmates, Relationship Magic, The Passion Patch, 30 Romance Tricks That Work Like Magic and Revive Her Drive. She has thousands of fans who devour her Better Lover YouTube videos.  Susan Bratton publishes the work of other highly respected sexuality educators including Dr. Patricia Taylor’s Expand Her Orgasm Tonight and Seduction Trilogy programs; Tallulah Sulis’ Female Liquid Orgasm and Keep Her Coming programs; Jim Benson’s Multi-Orgasmic Lover for Men and her Steamy Sex Ed® Video Collection of 200+ heart- connected lovemaking techniques.   Perhaps what’s most impressive are the more than one thousand deeply personal thank you notes she’s received from fans worldwide for her positive contribution to their sex lives.  SELECTED LINKS: http://susanbratton.com
9/23/201944 minutes, 16 seconds
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Debbie Potts: Fat adapted endurance training

Host Brad Kearns gets deep into the world of fat adapted endurance training and functional medicine for holistic healing with ironman athlete and nutrition expert Debbie Potts. Debbie and prominent exercise physiologist Paul Laursen are holding a free seminar in Kona on the subject during the Big Show in October. In this episode, Debbie and Brad talk about the importance of taking care of your health as you pursue ambitious endurance goals. Debbie mentions the functional health approach of HIDDEN: Hormones, Immunity, Digestion, Detox, Energy and Neurotransmitters. Don’t make the mistake of a narrowly focused approach that gets you fit and unhealthy. Also learn some ideas about optimizing carb intake for endurance training, including sorting out hype from legit strategies and how you can customize your approach for best results. 
9/20/201945 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr. Andrew Weil MD

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Andrew Weil MD - an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, integrative medicine and wellness. As the founder and Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Weil is leading the global effort to develop a comprehensive integrative medicine curriculum. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he also serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health as well as the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil has traveled the world collecting information about medicinal plants and alternative methods of treating disease. The author of 15 best-selling books and many scientific articles, Weil is a renowned expert on alternative plant-based healing. Matcha is the latest in his array of natural, plant-based options. Use the code Primal15 for a discount on Dr. Weil’s matcha, at www.matcha.com. SELECTED LINKS: For more information on Dr. Weil, visit https://www.drweil.com
9/16/201951 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dude Spellings, Part 2: Destroying Self-Limiting Beliefs And Flawed Childhood Programming, and Crossing The Grand Canyon With No Food!

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dude Spellings for an episode that goes deep into the world of personal growth. Listen if you dare to Dude baring his soul and discussing the life-changing experience of his five-day intensive retreat known as “Training Camp For The Soul”. Once the heavy stuff is out of the way, Dude regales the listener with an account of how he did a rim to rim to rim crossing of the Grand Canyon (49 miles) without food! And how, when he finished with his crew and was welcomed at the South Rim with a stack of pizzas to celebrate, Dude instead decided to fast overnight in order to speed recovery. Yes, Dude is the first person to utter the transformational insight that fasting may just be the most efficient way to recovery from strenuous workouts! After all, we know that inflammation, immune function, and cell repair are all optimized when you are in a fasted state. Hard to imagine when athletes associate food with celebration after workouts, but these cutting edge insights will really get you thinking about the best ways to optimize nutrition, peak performance, and recovery. 
9/13/201936 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tony Gaskins, Jr.

Elle Russ chats with Tony Gaskins, Jr. about his new book MAKE IT WORK: 22 TIME-TESTED, REAL LIFE LESSONS FOR SUSTAINING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.  Tony is a husband and father first. In his spare time he’s a bestselling author, international speaker, and celebrity life coach.  It all started after he lost his full football scholarship after 3 seasons of poor performance on the field. At 22-years-old he used his gift of writing to start writing books based on the wisdom he’d gained from life. At 25-years-old he went on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Tyra Banks Show, and the 700 Club telling different portions of his life story. He exposed his mistakes and turned them into lessons. Everything from being toxic in relationships to living the street life with his cousins. Tony allowed his pain to birth his purpose. Then at 26 he was called on by the NBA, NFL, and NCAA to speak to athletes about life, love, and responsibility as young adults.  As a result of of Tony’s message going viral online, he’s amassed 3 million supporters who enjoy his very real and raw delivery of life’s wisdom. Celebrities from all industries have reposted and shared Tony’s content. NBA All-Stars like Dwyane Wade and Damian Lillard have flown Tony in to speak at camps and community events. Countless others call Tony their Life Coach.  Tony served as the team life coach for college teams and a NBA team for several seasons before resigning to be home more with his family, and to work non-exclusively. Tony defines himself as a modern-day servant leader who teaches as he learns, but most importantly lives what he teaches.    Selected Links: https://tonygaskins.com  
9/9/201943 minutes, 49 seconds
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Keto: Listener Q&A

Brad tackles some interesting and varied Q&A, including concerns about fueling with carbs during long workouts, how family high cholesterol concerns jibe with feeling great while eating paleo/keto, and much more fun stuff. Email [email protected] to ask questions or give feedback on the show.
9/5/201945 minutes, 32 seconds
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Matt Wallden

Mark Sisson chats with Matt Wallden - Mark’s co-writer on two medical papers on the concept that the notion that chairs – a mainstay of most industrialized cultures – were only invented by the Mesopotamian’s 4,000 years ago.  This means that for more than 99% of our bipedal evolution our ancestors were using the floor as their place of rest.  Indeed, still in many cultures today where chairs are not available or practical indigenous groups still use a definable set of ground-based sitting postures, which are known as “Archetypal Rest Postures”.   If you, or someone you know has experienced connective tissue injuries, such as Achille’s problems, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee you’ll know that these can be persistent challenges which can be difficult to resolve. Similarly, blood sugar handling can be a stubborn challenge which may even resist diligent attempts to manage through diet alone.   What if there was an ingredient of your daily routine that our ancestors (and therefore our evolving physiology) partook in as part of their lifestyle which is missing from your modern existence that could help solve these challenges?  Something so simple, that takes no extra time in your day, but helps to ease the aches and pains of daily life and optimizes blood glucose issues - all while resting?  Sounds good, right?!   The concept of Archetypal Rest Postures was first described by the Osteopath & Acupuncturist, Phillip Beach, back in the 1990’s, and full descriptions of them are available in Phill’s book “Muscles & Meridians – the manipulation of shape” and in Matt Wallden’s Rehabilitation chapter in the textbook “Naturopathic Physical Medicine”.   In these papers, published in the most recent edition of Elsevier’s prestigious Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, we describe how the disconnect between how we rested for millions of years, and how we rest in a modern environment may be a key factor in contributing to persistent tension in various muscles we use for sports and activities of daily living; and also how this may impair healing mechanisms, especially in tendon injury.   Similarly, applying an evolutionary lens to this natural way of resting may provide insight into why it really makes little sense that our ancestors would have needed a full stretching warm-up before allowing the Sabre-tooth to chase them (as any athlete seems to need today before competing)!!  Could it be that these archetypal rest postures were nature’s way of keeping the body “tuned up” and balanced ready for activity at the drop of a hat… or the snap of a twig?!   This would all seem to make good sense; but what may be less expected is the fact that several research papers have now shown that stretching (and in particular passive stretching) across a period of weeks has a balancing effect on blood sugar control. Who would have thought that essentially “doing nothing” other than sitting using archetypal rest postures could be enough to help balance blood sugar?  Exercising – yes, that seems to make good sense, but resting?!   The key, though, is that resting using archetypal rest postures is a natural way of stretching a variety of muscle groups and connective tissues, but none of the rest postures is inherently comfortable.  The end result?  You move!  You squat down and, after a few minutes, it gets uncomfortable, so you may put one knee down on the ground (half squat, half kneel), but give that a couple of minutes and you want to move; so you may switch to full kneeling.  After a few minutes kneeling, this becomes uncomfortable, so you switch to sitting cross-legged and so on.  Each posture stretches a different set of muscles and fascia and each provides both a healing stimulus and an opportunity for blood to flow into different muscle groups and to increase glucose uptake within the muscle.  The upshot of this is better blood sugar control.   So, finding ways to build these postures into your daily routine is the key to realising the benefits of them.  Finding or building a workstation to allow you to tap out emails from a floor-based position is one simple solution.  Coffee tables tend to work well for this kind of scenario, some height-adjustable desks may go low enough for this, but also there are an array of display stands that can be adjusted to the perfect height for your working conditions such as here.  Similarly, those playing computer games, watching endless hours of YouTube, social media or who enjoy TV; these archetypal rest postures can be adopted for the (on average) 5 hours per day this is happening.  Imagine that, a no-time impact, no effort means of helping balance the body’s biomechanics and its blood sugar management!   If you like the sound of that, then you can dive deeper into the details of the discussion on connective tissue, blood sugar and archetypal rest postures in the two papers.   SELECTED LINKS:   • Modern Disintegration - Primal Connectivity, Editorial Paper: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Z3KO4rR6wMn9r • Biomechanical Attractors - A Paleolithic Prescription for Tendinopathy & Glycemic Control, Practical Paper: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Z3KO4rR6wMnA1     The first podcast (released June 29th) is on Matt Wallden’s FC2O (from chaos to order) podcast available here.  
9/2/201947 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dude Spellings, Part 1: Cold Exposure Benefits And Balancing Training And Life Stress

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dude Spellings back to the show. Dude is a high performing endurance athlete and extreme health enthusiat who has an interesting and progressive take on many aspects of endurance training, peak performance, biohacking, and living a healthy, happy balanced life. In part 1, Dude and Brad discuss one of their favorite subjects: cold therapy. Learn the comprehensive benefits for both a physical/hormonal boost as well as how cold exposure builds focus and psychological resiliency. Jumping into cold water (or cold shower) every day transcends the fickle attribute of motivation and becomes an automatic patterned behavior - a healthy habit. 
8/30/201933 minutes, 11 seconds
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Keto: Q&A About Gaining Weight on Keto, Military Success Story and More

Host Brad Kearns fields some unusual questions, including two people who complain about losing too much weight on keto. Other topics include a heartwarming military success story (with a reminder about the difficulties active duty and veterans have with mental and physical health and access to quality medical and preventive wellness care). We also hear about the benefits of a HIRT style (High-Intensity Repeat Training) workout or MSP (Maximum Sustained Power) instead of the typical template of an exhaustive workout marked by cumulative fatigue and cellular depletion.    
8/28/201949 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bela Gandhi

Elle Russ chats with Bela Gandhi - a dating/relationship expert, founder of Smart Dating Academy and a weekly media correspondent. She is a dating expert on the Steve Harvey Show, Relationship Insider for Match.com, a regular contributor to the TODAY Show and Good Morning America, and appears frequently on ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, and more.   After she graduated, Gandhi worked in mergers and acquisitions for Arthur Andersen in Chicago for a year before joining her family's chemical and manufacturing company - where she divided her time between Chicago and Europe helping to expand the business. When the Gandhi family sold its business to Akzo Nobel, she was asked to remain its leader, and became Akzo Nobel Non-Stick Coating’s Global Vice President of Housewares. But even as she quickly climbed the corporate ladder, Gandhi had a feeling that her career would one day be taking a sharp turn in a different direction – because she discovered her love of matchmaking and providing dating advice.    She launched her Smart Dating Academy in 2009. Smart Dating Academy has quickly become one of the nation's top date coaching firms - and teaches busy, successful professionals to jump start their dating lives successfully. Smart Dating Academy is like going to Harvard Business School, but for dating and relationships – they have helped hundreds of thousands of people find love! They become personal trainers for their clients’ love lives. The SDA coaching program is results-oriented and fun - which helps you to clarify who is right for you, stop old dating patterns, and use technology the RIGHT way. You become positive and enthusiastic about dating / relationships again! Its clients receive personalized dating plans, and essential training in how to meet high caliber singles, personal style, conversation, and online success.   SELECTED LINKS Website:    www.smartdatingacademy.com Watch:  The Today Show - Smart Dating Academy Watch:  Steve Harvey / Bela Gandhi Watch:  Good Morning America Subscribe for Free Video Tips: You Tube Channel - Smart Dating Academy "Like" Us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/smartdatingacademy Twitter:    @BelaGandhiLove  
8/26/201949 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. Robert Glover

Elle Russ chats with author Robert A. Glover Ph.D. about his new book Dating Essentials For Men.  Whether you want to create a loving long-term relationship (LTR), get married and have kids, or just hook-up... Dating Essentials for Men will teach you how.  This in-depth guide helps men identify their goals for dating and how to achieve them - along with helping men face fears and soothe anxiety, talk to women with confidence, create powerful sexual polarity, break up with integrity, and much more. On a previous podcast episode (#322), Dr. Glover spoke about the “Nice Guy Syndrome” and his related book No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex and Life.  He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and has been featured in numerous local and national publications. Through his books, online classes, workshops, podcasts, blogs, consultation, and therapy groups, Dr. Glover has helped change the lives of countless men and women around the world. Dr. Glover lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and you can learn more about him and his work at www.DrGlover.com Selected Links: Dating Essentials for Men www.DrGlover.com
8/19/201947 minutes, 28 seconds
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Keto: Wide Ranging Q&A, Including The Carnivore Diet Rationale

Host Brad Kearns fields an assortment of interesting questions, including SIBO, functional medicine, afternoon blues, optimizing electrolytes and minerals with keto, why tracking blood ketones is less important than you might think, acid reflux challenges, how not to get carried away with eating fat on keto. A question about cornivore and Brad elaborates on the rationale and intended benefits of nose-to-tail style carnivore eating. 
8/14/201950 minutes, 42 seconds
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Paul Robinson

Elle Russ chats with Paul Robinson about his latest book The Thyroid Patient’s Manual.  Paul is a thyroid patient who became ill with hypothyroidism in his late 20s. He was eventually able to recover using T3-only replacement therapy. He has written 2 other books: Recovering with T3 and The CT3M Handbook.  At first, Paul, was put on the most common thyroid treatment - Levothyroxine (also known as Synthroid or T4-only). However, the majority of his symptoms remained, much like they do for many on T4-therapy. Over time he became even more ill, with both low cortisol and low thyroid symptoms. Paul saw many endocrinologists and doctors as he got more desperate and worried. During this time, he was told, "You will have to live with it”, “You have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", "You cannot have a thyroid issue, as your thyroid results are within range".  Even though  these statements were nonsense, Paul was written-off by the medical profession. Eventually, he realized that he had to figure out what was wrong himself. Natural dessicated thyroid (NDT) did not help him. T4/T3 combinations did not help him. The struggle over many years cost him his career and damaged his relationships. He had lost all of his thirties and some of his forties on this struggle. Paul got well by using T3 on its own - with no T4 at all. He calls this T3-Only treatment. He developed  a safe and effective protocol for using T3 (Liothyronine) and developed a way of raising cortisol levels if needed. Paul has now been taking T3-Only (T3-monotherapy) for over 20 years and has worked with thousands of hypoththyroid and low cortisol patients. He knows that every individual thyroid patient needs a solution that suits him or her. With good clinical judgment, and all the available thyroid treatments, there is no reason for anyone to stay unwell for a long time on poor thyroid treatment. When this happens it can seriously affect someones's life. Paul wrote his third book The Thyroid Patient’s Manual to help any patient, whether they merely suspect thyroid disease, or are already under treatment that may not be going well. It covers all types of thyroid medications (not just T3). It is also consistent with recent research findings, regarding thyroid diagnosis and treatment and will help patients and doctors alike. The new book has been described by Thyroid UK as ‘essential reading’ for all hypothyroid patients and it has been awarded 5 star reviews by most readers on Amazon. Its main goal is to provide enough information to enable a thyroid patient to get well as fast as possible.  SELECTED LINKS: Paul's website: http://recoveringwitht3.com Paul on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/recoveringwitht3),  Twitter (https://twitter.com/RWT3Paul)  YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/RecoveringwithT3/videos).
8/12/201947 minutes, 47 seconds
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Carnivore and Cancer: Sorting Things Out

Host Brad Kearns follows up the high impact headline with some interesting commentary about the rationale and benefits of a carnivore style eating pattern, the concept of hormetic stressors and how they benefit our health, and what do to if you were suddenly diagnosed with cancer--featuring insights from cancer survivor Alison Gannette (alisongannette.com) and Dr. Cate Shanahan (DrCate.com).   
8/7/201954 minutes, 14 seconds
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Luis Villasenor & Tyler Cartwright

Elle Russ chats with KETOGAINS co-founders Luis Villesenor and Tyler Cartwright.   Luis has always been passionate about fitness due to a personal interest in improving his own physique. Always curious in learning the “whys and how’s” of how it all works, he has been studying and researching nutrition and strength training since he was 17.Upon discovering ketogenic diets in 2001, Luis has been on a low carb regime ever since, which he has used to favorably recomposition his body and improve his health.   Luis decided to develop KETOGAINS to share his experiences and knowledge and help people attain their health and fitness goals. Luis is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low-Carb / Ketogenic dieting, and is the “go to guy” when applying a Low-Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training by well-known and respected insiders, leaders, influencers of the low carb/paleo and general fitness community. Tyler Cartwright has a fascination with learning, reading, and self-improvement. A decade ago, with his weight at a hulking 505 lbs, his doctor told him, "All-in-all you're as healthy as a horse, but you're also as big as one.  I'm not going to test your blood for what I know we will find, because I think you can fix this with diet and exercise."  After pressing the issue, he tested his blood at a private lab and found his HbA1c to be over 13 (Type 2 Diabetes).  Upon hearing that, he embarked on a journey to leverage that knowledge along with some passing experience and knowledge of a ketogenic diet to improve what was sure to be a food-shortened life.  Along the way, in addition to resolving Type 2 diabetes, he shed 295 lbs without the aid of surgery or medication.  His wife has lost over 125 lbs.    Ketogains can assist you with your fitness and health goals through the knowledge, experience, and passion of their multidisciplinary team of professionals with varied and complimentary experiences, qualifications, and skills that have helped define and refine their protocols: Nutritionists, Fitness Trainers, Health Coaches, MDs, Dentists, Plastic Surgeons and Scientists and Researchers are part of our Coaching and Advisory Team.   SELECTED LINKS Ketogains.com 
8/5/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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Andre Obradovic: Getting Focused, Disciplined and Clear With Your Goals, and Avoiding Muppet Behavior

Host Brad Kearns welcomes favored recurring podcast guest Andre Obradovic from Australia. Andre is a life coach, endurance coach and elite amateur triathlete with a fresh perspective on peak performance and goal setting, including the important lifestyle admonition: "Don't be a muppet, mate." A muppet is someone who follows along in the pack, content to be mediocre. In this wide-ranging show, Andre asks Brad and the listener some tough coaching questions, "What's important to you?" and why aren't you making it happen. The pair talk about the value of putting structure, discipline and patterned systems in place that help you succeed. Brad talks about the relevance to fat reduction goals and shares his recent journey from fat muppet boy back to fit. Indeed, when we allow for too much freedom and flexibility in the context of comfortable and decadent modern life, we can set ourselves up for failure.    This show will give you a general framework from which to operate as a peak performer, then you can apply the principles and insights into increased work productivity, making better training decision. You'll learn the importance of nurturing a supportive social circle, aka "reference group," for the people you hang out with most have a profound impact on who you are and what you do. Enjoy a wild ride with some hard hitting insights, straight talk, and vulnerable self-accountability from Andre and Brad.
8/2/20191 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Josh Perry

Elle Russ chats with Josh Perry - a former professional BMX athlete, motivational speaker, and certified holistic health coach who is fighting 4 brain tumors with a ketogenic diet. His passion and motivation for living his best life stems from the discovery of a genetic predisposition to accumulating tumors - a realization that sparked his investigative journey into researching the health, performance, and longevity of the human brain. As a result, Josh follows a ketogenic diet - and since adopting this lifestyle paradigm, the growth of his tumors have ceased and he feels better and more fulfilled than ever before! Josh launched a health coaching business to inspire and help others to improve their brain health so they can transform into the most successful versions of themselves. Josh also teamed up with the Athlete Recovery Fund to raise awareness and funds for a nonprofit BMX/wellness event called the Brainy BMX Stunt Shows that focuses on raising direct funds for direct patient care through education, sport, and faith.    SELECTED LINKS: https://www.joshperrybmx.com
7/29/201957 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr. Tommy Wood: Setting Us Straight on Carnivore, Plant-Based, Testosterone, The Self-Quantification Movement

Host Brad Kearns welcomes newly anointed University of Washington professor Dr. Tommy Wood to help us make sense of the exciting new health trends that can really get confusing when we hear disparate expert opinions. Dr. Tommy is one of the most sensible and highly knowledgeable voices you will hear in the ancestral health scene, and this show hits some hot button items that you’ll love to learn more about. Dr. Tommy explains the common ground among whole food plant based and carnivore, how we might be overselling the importance of diet and many of the popular biohacking practices. We talk about striking a healthy balance between the benefits of fasting and caloric efficiency and eating nutritious foods to fuel workouts and promote recovery. This show offers an elegant blend of sensible, actionable advice and scientific commentary that will help you learn more to the story than the screaming health headlines. Enjoy Dr. Tommy Wood and follow him on Instagram @DrTommyWood
7/24/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 49 seconds
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Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Elle Russ chats with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. - a graduate of Harvard Medical School who completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over 70 textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include his five New York Times bestsellers: Aware: The science and practice of presence; Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind (2nd Ed.), The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.    SELECTED LINKS www.DrDanSiegel.com  www.mindsightinstitute.com.
7/22/201959 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr. Paul Saladino And The Carnivore Diet With Mark Sisson

Host Mark Sisson welcomes carnivore diet expert Dr. Paul Saladino for a wide-ranging conversation centered upon the exciting new carnivore diet movement. Paul is a psychiatrist and functional medicine physician who has become a leading authority and promoter of carnivore-style eating. Paul talks about his background of western medical training, his approach of practicing "root cause medicine," and his discovery of incredible results from carnivore in himself, his patients, and many enthusiasts.    Mark and Paul get deep into the science of how eating what we have always believed to be a healthy plant-based diet can actually result in nutrient deficiency (especially vegan and vegetarian), autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Dr. Paul explains how coffee and tea can also deliver net negative results, especially in sensitive people. You will emerge with an excellent understanding of the premise behind carnivore beyond the knee-jerk reaction that this strategy is unfounded or even dangerous. Open your mind and learn about the radical concept that plant foods may not be necessary, and may even be harming your health.     YOUTUBE:  https://youtu.be/W_ARV4RN1aw 
7/15/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Endurance: Jay O’Hare: CBD For Endurance Athletes

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Jay O’Hare to talk about the healing benefits of CBD (cannabidiol). Jay is a trail and ultrarunner from Steamboat Springs, CO, and co-founder of Venga CBD. Venga makes medical grade CBD that is helpful in the treatment of various conditions including pain, inflammation, sleeplessness, anxiety and depression, and neurodegenerative disorders. Jay gives us a great education on the CBD scene that has exploded in popularity in recent times as a wonder agent with virtually no side effects. CBD works on the endo-cannabanoid neurotransmitter system to mute the immune response to inflammation and help your body return to homeostasis quickly. In contrast, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) block the body’s natural inflammatory processes and generate severe side effects. If you are curious about CBD and want to sort through the hype and the misinformation, particularly the distinction between psychoactive agents like THC and CBD, which does not get you high, this show may get you interested in learning more and trying to support the common complaints about inflammation, soreness, and delayed recovery among endurance athletes. 
7/12/201943 minutes, 2 seconds
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Keto: Dr. Jason Bussanich's Incredible And Unconventional Healing Story From Chronic Fatigue and SIBO

Dr. Jason was a healthy, energetic Portland chiropractor, eating paleo and slamming CrossFit workouts until everything fell apart virtually overnight. His vagas nerve controlling the function of the autonomic nervous system and systemwide organ function had gone completely haywire and he became disabled--SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and severe brain inflammation among his maladies. He needed a standin to take over his practice and, "I spent several years on my back, exhausted and in pain."    Jason fought back with an incredible healing protocol that is worth listening to, even if you are suffering just a little with this or that instead of in an extreme manner like Jason. In this illuminating show, Jason describes how the carnivore diet gave his gut function and immune system the break it needed to spur healing, and how strategic use of antibiotics and nicotine. Yes, nicotine, used responsibly with tobacco or other chemicals, is becoming a popular healing strategy. Dr. Jason also talks about how meditation and making the "Ommm" sound might help vagas nerve function and how the breathing exercises popularized by Wim Hof and others can nourish vagas function too. This show will force you to think critically and with an open mind about how certain health conditions are mischaracterized by mainstream medicine, how alternative approaches can bring miracle results.     
7/10/201952 minutes, 5 seconds
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Leland Conway

Elle Russ chats with Leland Conway - an award-winning broadcaster who changed his life and his health through adopting a paleo/keto lifestyle and adhering to Primal Blueprint principles. He is the host of The Leland Conway Show, a three hour daily talk show on News Radio 840WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky as well as a one hour version of the show on News Radio 630 WLAP in Lexington. Leland is a contributor to Fox News and has hosted shows around the nation from Phoenix, AZ, Denver CO and Atlanta, GA to Richmond, VA.    Leland also co-hosts The Disruption Zone podcast with Cameron Mills.  He was also the co-host of The University of Kentucky football and basketball pre-game and post-game radio shows and was a co-founder of the highly successful political blog, The Conservative Edge.
7/8/201951 minutes, 40 seconds
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Oren Jay Sofer

Elle Russ chats with Oren Jay Sofer - the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. He leads retreats and workshops on mindful communication at meditation centers and educational settings around the United States. A graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, teaches in the Insight Meditation community, and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication.    Oren creates mindfulness training programs for a number of organizations, including Mindful Schools, Kaiser Permanente, and 10% Happier. He lives in Richmond, California.   SELECTED LINKS Website: https://www.orenjaysofer.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/orenjaysofer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrenJaySoferPage/
7/1/201959 minutes, 5 seconds
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Endurance: Brock Armstrong: Pondering Your Endurance Future And Losing Weight The Healthy Way. 

Host Brad Kearns joins frequent podcast guest Brock Armstrong, the Get Fit Guy and popular Canadian weight loss coach to let it flow and talk about all manner of topics relating to the training strategy and mindset of endurance athletes. First off, let's reflect on how your endurance goals and synching up with your everyday life. Is this a win/win? Or do you experience stress and discomfort trying to squeeze workouts in and pursue finish lines that don't have as much meaning as they once did? Brad can relate, as he shares the incident that happened at the end of the Wildflower triathlon that led him to retire on the spot.    Brock talks about his innovative weight loss program at weighless.life that doesn't have a diet plan nor a fitness program, but instead focuses on mindset and healthy lifestyle patterns. You'll reflect on how well you emphasize recovery and how you can improve your recovery strategies, and how to best blend high tech biofeedback and hacking strategies with good 'ol intuition when making training decisions. Enjoy this wide ranging show!  
6/28/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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Keto: Listener Q&A

Brad tackles some interesting and varied Q&A, including concerns about fueling with carbs during long workouts, how family high cholesterol concerns jibe with feeling great while eating paleo/keto, and much more fun stuff. Email [email protected] to ask questions or give feedback on the show.
6/26/201945 minutes, 59 seconds
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Palmer Kippola

Elle Russ chats with Palmer Kippola - an author, speaker, and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) who specializes in helping people reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions. She developed a framework called F.I.G.H.T.S. to help others beat autoimmune conditions based on her 26-year battle to overcome multiple sclerosis.    In her new book Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health with a foreword by Mark Hyman, MD...she shares the science, stories and strategies to help people heal and thrive.   Palmer has done coursework with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the HeartMath® Institute, and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. In addition, she has studied under leading experts in nutrition, holistic health, energy, and Functional Medicine.She founded Transcend Autoimmune, a growing community of people proactively seeking to reverse or prevent autoimmune conditions naturally.   SELECTED LINKS Palmer's Website Beat Autoimmune  - Book
6/24/201951 minutes
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Endurance: Dr. Craig Marker of Strength.University

Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Craig Marker about his transformative article that is destined to make us all rethink how we approach high-intensity training. Titled "HIIT vs HIRT", Dr. Marker explains that the cellular breakdown, inflammation and oxidative stress generated by a typical interval session is not worth the recovery cost. Instead, we should focus on delivering brief, explosive efforts of a similarly high quality throughout the workout. This means keeping your efforts generally 20 seconds or less, and taking what Dr. Marker calls "luxurious" rest intervals. The conversation transitions into Dr. Marker's area of professional expertise: Anxiety. Instead of trying to avoid anxiety-producing situations, lean into them until you become more comfortable and achieve a growth experience. This can include high-intensity workouts, cold or heat exposure, and fasting. Dr. Marker likes to drive around Atlanta in the summer with no A/C in the car. This helps him appreciate air conditioning that much more! Brad describes how his approach to sprinting was transformed by this single article, and how he has become more explosive, less stressed, and recovers faster thanks to shortening the duration of his sprints and increasing the rest interval. Fitness enthusiasts of all levels will benefit greatly from backing away from the pain and suffering mentality and focusing on being explosive. Bottom line, Dr. Marker says a typical sprint workout in any activity might entail 15-20 seconds of max effort, followed by 40-60 seconds of rest, and perhaps 4-10 reps. Enjoy the show!
6/21/201945 minutes, 12 seconds
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Leanne Vogel

Elle Russ chats with Leanne Vogel about her latest book Keto for Women and the nuanced dietary considerations that women can adopt to help them succeed with a keto lifestyle.  Leanne is the founder of Healthful Pursuit and Happy Keto Body™ and best-selling author of over 12 health programs and international bestselling paperbacks: The Keto Diet, The Keto Diet Cookbook.  She is the host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and the creator of Fat Fueled living - a holistic, paleo- friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet. She has been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares keto-friendly resources for women on her website, HealthfulPursuit.com   SELECTED LINKS Keto for Women HealthfulPursuit.com
6/17/201941 minutes, 30 seconds
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CJ Hunt

Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt, the writer, producer and host of the break out film (and first Paleo documentary), The Perfect Human Diet, and author of the how-to companion guide of the same title. CJ is currently in production for The Perfect Human Diet  2. On today’s episode, CJ dispells the lies behind current health news headlines, falsely concluded health studies, articles, and more.   If you are in the Ancestral Health, Paleo, Keto or Ethical Omnivore camps, healthy animal foods and their production are under constant attack by popular films like Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy and What The Health. These films and films like them claim that animal foods are not only destroying our health, but our environment as well. CJ’s mission is to counteract these false narratives and bring the truth to the forefront by not letting these propaganda films go unchallenged.  You can help support this mission by donating to the film which is non-profit endeavor.   SELECTED LINKS: THE PERFECT HUMAN DIET 2  
6/10/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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Steven Gundry, M.D.

Elle Russ chats with Steven Gundry, M.D. about his new book The Longevity Paradox.  During his 40-year medical career he performed over 10,000 heart surgeries and developed patented, life-saving medical technology. After discovering key secrets to health 15 years ago, his mission is to prevent surgery by helping patients heal themselves through proper nutrition. His best-selling book from 2008, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution,focused on specific diet principles for weight-loss and disease reversal. His second book, The Plant Paradox, further illuminates truths about hidden dangers of supposed “healthy” foods.  Dr. Gundry founded Gundry MD in 2016—a wellness blog, YouTube channel and supplement company to achieve optimum vitality. He practices medicine at the International Heart & Lung Institute and Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA. Selected Links: Dr. Gundry’s Website The Longevity Paradox
6/3/201936 minutes, 2 seconds
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Endurance: Dude Spellings: A Primal journey from carb addition and 212lbs to 165lb fat burning beast

Primal Health Coach and extreme health expert Dude Spellings returns to the show for a wide-ranging discussion about his wild and wacky journey to his current highly optimized primal lifestyle. Dude started as state high school distance running champion in Texas, went to corporate couch potato, and then back into the endurance scene with a random marathon performance after a single 21-mile training session to prepare! As Dude returned to enthusiastic endurance training in his 30s, he shockingly gained excess body fat despite his intensive training regimen.    This is the so-called Elephant in the Room mentioned at the beginning of the Primal Endurance book. Why do endurance athletes, despite hours of weekly training and attention to sensible eating, struggle with excess body fat? Dude has lived through this ordeal and emerged with groundbreaking insights that you will absolutely love. We talk about the balance between discipline and enjoying life, and the slippery slope of bad habits, how the Maffetone 2-week test (carb restriction) prompted a diet overhaul, and how a chance conversation with Brad at a Speedgolf event 4 years ago convinced him to slow down and emphasize MAF heart rate training. 
5/31/201954 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gary E. Foresman MD 

Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and its benefits in treating autoimmune disorders, cancer, and much more. In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with the inability of established Western medical treatments to effectively treat many of his patients. Dr. Foresman began investigating alternative therapies and has since expanded his training in many systems of healing—not just through meditation and stress management, but also using botanical, orthomolecular and functional medicine systems. His scientific mind combined with a holistic integrative perspective, makes him a skilled practitioner who therapeutically synthesizes optimal healing modalities for each individual. Dr. Foresman ranked among the top in the nation on his Internal Medicine Board Exams and has some of the most comprehensive Internal Medicine training to be found - including serving as a Clinical Professor who trained other physicians at a University Medical Center.  In-depth commentary on thyroid dysfunction by Dr. Gary Foresman can be found in The Paleo Thyroid Solution written by Elle Russ.   Selected Links: Dr. Gary Foresman - Website
5/27/201927 minutes, 27 seconds
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Endurance: Brad's Tough Guy Warning, Blood Test Recommendations

Host Brad Kearns talks about the importance of tracking testosterone and other key blood values, and how we can have a tremendous and immediate influence over our blood values without having to resort to medication regiments. Brad mentions how he doubled his testosterone level, going from clinically low (and candidate for drug therapy) to beyond 99th percentile for males over age 50 six months later. The first reading was after several months of "chronic cardio" in the form of frequent Speedgolf. The second reading came after months of rest and recovery following a string of surgeries. The story comes with an important message about getting help when you are in pain instead of trying to tough it out like a tough guy. Brad's medical ordeal of an emergency appendectomy and months of complications and a few additional surgeries after could have been much less troubling had he insisted on further medical care instead of toughing it out. A few athlete Q&A is also included, including how "180 minus age" is a great reference for training, but not too relevant for a short sprint race. 
5/24/201949 minutes, 56 seconds
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Keto: Elle and Brad Recap Paleo f(x)

It's time for the annual Paleo Fx recap podcast with super duper podcast hosts Elle Russ and Brad Kearns. Brad and Elle go off on assorted interesting topics of mind and body, inspired by the consciousness expanding experience at the show. Brad and Elle talk about how vegan creeping into the conversation in Austin, and the importance of examining self-limiting beliefs and manifesting empowering beliefs. Elle won a freaking standup paddleboard at a raffle simply by intentionalizing her victory! We talk about how flawed science, or blanket reliance on science as the end-all, can be detrimental to your personal results. The pair discuss the awesome Primal Health Coach crowd, and some interesting products at the show: Therapeudic near-infrared red light exposure (and Brad's strategic application on key body parts), CBD products, and more. If you couldn't make Paleo Fx, now you can feel connected and inspired to attend next year.  
5/22/201955 minutes, 12 seconds
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Justin Perry

Elle Russ chats with Justin Perry - the founder and CEO of the world's largest Law of Attraction YouTube channel, YouAreCreators™. He founded YouAreCreators™ in 2012 which has over 1.4 million subscribers and over 100 million views combined. Justin’s life changed drastically when he discovered the principles of the Law of Attraction - he went from working on an assembly line to buying a house on the water with two boats, and much more. Justin has made it his mission to share his knowledge of positive thinking and the power of the subconscious mind…to help you create the life you desire, deserve, and love.  Visit his YouTube Channel for inspiring videos, guided prosperity and wellness meditations, positive affirmations, and much more!   SELECTED LINKS: YouAreCreators - YouTube Channel
5/20/201955 minutes, 30 seconds
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Endurance: Debbie Potts On A Holistic Approach to Lifestyle Change

Brad welcomes Ironman triathlete, personal trainer, and holistic health coach Debbie Potts to discuss her area of expertise: Slowing down, being happy, playful, and mindful, and escaping the disastrous consequences of the hard driving, orthorexic, Type-A mindset that often takes you right to breakdown, burnout, illness, and injury. Debbie is on a long road to recovery after a decade-long binge at the highest levels of amateur triathlon racing (12-time ironman finisher) destroyed her health and well-being. Brad and Debbie talk about a healthy approach to dietary transformation, emphasizing eating wholesome, colorful foods, choosing the best in each category, and never struggling or suffering in the name of diet. This episode is syndicated on Debbie's WHOLEAthlete podcast so check out that channel and get deeper into a holistic approach to endurance training and healthy, fit living. 
5/17/201943 minutes, 59 seconds
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Keto: Dr. Cate Shanahan: How to Become Cancer-Proof!

Dr. Cate Shanahan, the author of Deep Nutrition and Food Rules, pulls no punches when discussing how our conventional view of screening and treating cancer could be ill-advised. Referencing the work of Dr. Thomas Seyfried, Cate explains that cancer is actually a metabolic disease, rather than a genetic disease. This implies that instead of aggressive chemo and radiation treatment to attack cancer at the genetic level, the dietary modification could be the most effective strategy. This aligns with Warburg Effect principle, which suggests cancer cells feed preferentially on glucose, at a rate greater than regular cells. The idea is that starving cancer cells of glucose with fasting and ketogenic eating patterns makes it possible to shrink tumors and heal. Cate tackles the big C question, our biggest fear: What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer tomorrow? Cate says she would get to business with fasting and ketogenic eating, and head off to Turkey, yes Turkey!, to participate in cutting edge insulin therapy. While it might be unsettling to rethink the template strategy of cancer-fighting, Cate's commentary can help you reflect further about how your thoughts, beliefs, and food choices affect your overall health. Enjoy this discussion with one of the great leaders of the ancestral health movement, and be sure to read Deep Nutrition to learn the hows and whys about choosing the most nutritious foods that your genes expect for optimum health.
5/16/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jeffrey M. Smith

Elle Russ chats with Jeffrey M. Smith - the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. For more than two decades, his research has exposed how biotech companies mislead policy makers and the public, and put the health of society and environment at risk. In 2018, he and Amy Hart released Secret Ingredients, a documentary that highlights numerous individuals and families that healed from serious conditions after switching to an organic diet.  Mr. Smith’s books include: Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. They expertly demonstrate why the safety assessments by the FDA and regulators worldwide are based on outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our top food safety priority. Jeffrey is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. Mr. Smith resides in California, as well as Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn. SELECTED LINKS: Secret Ingredients - Movie    
5/13/201929 minutes, 22 seconds
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Endurance: Heart Rate Variability: Everything You Need to Know

Host Brad Kearns gives you a comprehensive education into the breakthrough technology of Heart Rate Variability, one of the most valuable biofeedback data available today. Measuring HRVgives you a direct window in the functional state of your autonomic nervous system, so you can accurately observe your stress levels, recovery rate and readiness to train, and make better decisions to balance stress and rest in daily life.  HRV values are revealed by an EKG test in hospital or laboratory, but recent technology innovation enables you to track HRV in real time using the BradBeat HRV iPhone app, which has been custom designed to Brad’s specs to make it easy to use for athletes and anyone else interested in monitoring stress/rest balance. The BradBeat HRV, and other mobile HRV apps, pair with a wireless chest transmitter to reveal realtime data on your iPhone. HRV measures the beat to beat intervals in your heart rate. Greater variation indicates a harmonious balance between sympathetic (fight or flight) function and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system function, and delivers a higher HRV score on the 1-100 HRV scale. A metronomic beat with minimal variation in beat to beat intervals indicates you are stressed, overtrained, or have poor cardiovascular health, resulting in a low HRV score.    This show gets a little technical as you learn about the nuances of the additional readings of low frequency and high frequency autonomic nervous system function, but you will come away with an excellent understanding of the benefits of HRV and how to use them to your maximum advantage to make better decisions and learn to gain more control over your stress response. 
5/10/201938 minutes, 4 seconds
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Keto: William Shewfelt - "Compliance Is The Science"

Host Brad Kearns welcomes William Shewfelt back to the show to get into assorted healthy lifestyle and peak performance subjects. William is big into the carnivore diet and helping people get shredded by combining carnivore eating with a focused fitness program and a methodical goal setting process. At only 23 years old, William is making waves in the ancestral health scene with his carnivoreshredding.com website, his new Primal Body Podcast, and his no nonsense approach to making body composition dreams actually happen and stick. William promotes his peak performance "anchor point" of waking up at 4:30am and getting to work at the gym right away. Brad thinks that's a bit early, but could this mindset represent a self-limiting belief? Brad shares how his loosening of dietary guidelines became a slippery slope of indulgence and diminishing discipline, and the recalibration of focus he has achieved with his morning chest freezer cold plunge and his latest experiment of fasting until 12 noon; doing these mainly to ingrain pro-active patterns, guidelines, and self-discipline. This show will help you leverage your best intentions for diet, fitness, and lifestyle goals. William urges us to "take action, then ponder things later!" Good stuff, get to listening and get to work!
5/8/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ben Pakulski

Elle Russ chats with Ben Pakulski, founder of Ben Pakulski Fitness International, the Muscle Intelligence podcast and the Muscle Intelligence and MI40 brands. He is a former Mr. Canada, and IFBB Professional Bodybuilder. Ben is most well-known for his intelligent approach to building maximum muscle and has helped 100,000 men and women change their body and life with his methods.  Ben began building his body at 15 years old and turned professional at his 6th show at 26 years of age. Ben’s first pro show was the 2009 Tampa Pro where he placed 3rd and qualified to compete in Mr. Olympia.  Highlights from Ben’s career include placing 2nd at the Arnold Classic, the second largest bodybuilding show in the world, twice competing in Mr. Olympia and placing 1st in the 2016 Vancouver Pro. Since retiring from competitive bodybuilding, Ben focuses on spending time with his wife and three children while building the Muscle IntelligenceTM  brand. The mission is to empower men and women with the knowledge and skillset to build their greatest body and live their greatest life.  Ben’s passion for helping others change their body, and live their greatest life led him to create the world’s foremost muscle building and body transformation educational brand, Muscle Intelligence™ which offers a simple framework around the 6 Pillars of a Lean and Muscular Body.    SELECTED LINKS: Ben Pakulski's Website
5/6/201946 minutes, 51 seconds
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Endurance: Ryan Hall, US Marathon Record Holder and Weightlifting Beast

Host Brad talks to all-time American distance running great Ryan Hall. Ryan retired from elite international competition a few years ago, and has been up to some amazing stuff since literally removing his racing flats for the last time. Ryanhad a phenomenal career as the top American marathoner, best known for his breakthrough performances like the 2:04.58 Boston Marathon, and the sub-60 min half-marathon in TX that remains the American record to this day. This guy shot for the stars, pushed himself as hard as any runner has, and displayed a fearless competitive disposition at all times.  Ryan is an easy going guy but he gets pretty deep in this show, when discussing the importance of following his dreams, honoring his basic nature with his training approach, and having a go for it attitude about everything instead of living in fear or insecurity. This is the kind of stuff that makes his new book, Run The Mile You’re In, more than the typical athlete memoir. After Ryan retired, he jumped right into strength training and became an absolute beast in a short time. He’s packed on 30 or 50 pounds of muscle onto his previous 127-pound waif marathoner frame, and has reached the esteemed 1,000-pound club that combines his dead lift (over 400lb), bench press (over 300lb) and squat (well over 300lb). Seriously, pairing the 2:04 with a 400-pound deadlift is certainly a world record combo that will be hard for anyone to break. Interesting for all endurance athletes, Ryan describes how his transition over to strength training has made him healthier and more energetic overall.  As running fans know, Ryan is married to Sara Hall, who is still going strong with an extraordinary career that has spanned from middle distance track to marathon. She recently set a PR 2:26 and is trying for another Olympic team in 2020! Ryan shares the incredible story of how the couple decided to adopt a baby from Africa and ended up bringing home (today it’s Flagstaff, AZ, but you never know tomorrow with the Halls!) four daughters from Ethiopia. 
5/3/201941 minutes, 52 seconds
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Keto: Introduction to Keto And How to Do It Right

Host Brad Kearns starts from the beginning with a big picture presentation of the what, why, and how of the ketogenic diet. You’ll learn why its so important to health and longevity, including the benefits for disease protection, improved cognitive function, , reduced inflammation and oxidative stress (these represent the essence of disease and accelerated aging), and the rapid and efficient removal of excess body fat. Keto is the red-hot dietary trend of the day, but it’s important to understand how to do it correctly and avoid the very common backsliding and burnout that occurs from a rushed approach or ill-advised approach. Brad talks you through the multi-step process detailed in the Mark Sisson with Brad Kearns New York Times bestseller, The Keto Reset Diet. This show is deeply informative and illuminating, but always in plain talk so you can grasp the concepts with needing heavy prior knowledge. If you are thinking about keto, this show will give you the essential tools to succeed without the nonsense of the keto flu that some people describe as inevitable.
5/1/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Arielle Ford

Elle Russ chats with Arielle Ford about the law of attraction mindset for love and life. Arielle’s The Love Codes Program looks into the way women’s thinking squishes their dreams and how to overcome obstacles in finding love.  She is offering a FREE 75-minute webinar on this topic at www.Soulmate11.com Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of 11 books including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. She created the world’s first transformational coloring book based upon The Soulmate Secret, entitled, Inkspirations Love by Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate. This book blends Arielle’s step-by-step method for manifesting love with the romantic, original artwork of artist Manja Burton – a fun, creative and powerful process! She is also the author Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate devoted to exploring a simple, fun and effective way to attain groundbreaking shifts in perception so that you can embrace and find the beauty and perfection in yourself and your mate.  Arielle lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband/soulmate, Brian Hilliard and their feline friends.  SELECTED LINKS: FREE 75-minute webinar - The Love Codes Arielle's Website    Youtube Podcast: https://youtu.be/-y65c1PwF0s
4/29/201955 minutes, 35 seconds
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Endurance: Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, Part 2

Host Brad Kearns talks about introducing brief, explosive, high intensity workouts into your training schedule to prompt quick and dramatic improvements in your performance at all levels of intensity, even ultra endurance. When you become competent at sprinting, you reduce perceived exertion and improve metabolic function at all lower levels of intensity. However, you gotta do this stuff right or you will fry your brain and body with ammonia toxicity and cellular destruction. The end of the show gets really sciency so you can learn why the ideal duration for sprinting is just 10-20 seconds--breakthrough concepts from Dr. Craig Marker and his landmark article titled "HIIT versus HIRT." You'll learn why prolonged interval sessions with performance attrition and cumulative fatigue are more destructive and less effective than HIRT--High Intensity Repeat Training. Brief, explosive efforts coupled with "luxurious rest intervals' (Pavel Tsatsouline of Strong Endurance). If you want to get faster very quickly, you best listen to this show and make some important revisions changes to your current training patterns. 
4/26/201928 minutes, 59 seconds
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Keto: Brad and Brian Talk Carnivore and Striking a Balance Between Discipline and Enjoying Life

Brad and Brian are back! Primal video and audio master Brian McAndrew comes to the other side of the mic and gets deep into it with Brad Kearns on all matters of keto, carnivore, and the optimal balance between discipline and enjoying life. The pair discuss the surging popularity of carnivore, wondering about the carni argument that plants might be difficult to digest. They discuss the incidental benefits of keto and carnivore, providing structure, focus, and minimizing decision fatigue and the tendency to get an inch and take a mile. On that note, Brad cops to some recent popcorn binge behavior, and reflects on whether we might gain deeper enjoying from our eating when putting in some restrictions. Brian says keto is “easier” because you can skip meals comfortably—possibly the opposite logic of the SAD eater. As we get more and more sophisticated with dietary strategies, Brian wonders if we might be motivated by FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) instead of a true opportunity to enhance health and well being. This show flows into stuff that’s not usually covered in the informational-heavy programs and will really get you thinking. For example, if you were told that eating only salmon eggs for the rest of your life would deliver a 20% boost in peak performance and longevity, would you make that devils bargain?
4/24/201943 minutes, 32 seconds
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Gary E. Foresman MD

Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about coronary artery disease (CAD) screening, statin drugs, cholesterol, and when and how you should get tested. In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with the inability of established Western medical treatments to effectively treat many of his patients. Dr. Foresman began investigating alternative therapies and has since expanded his training in many systems of healing—not just through meditation and stress management, but also using botanical, orthomolecular and functional medicine systems. His scientific mind combined with a holistic integrative perspective, makes him a skilled practitioner who therapeutically synthesizes optimal healing modalities for each individual. Dr. Foresman ranked among the top in the nation on his Internal Medicine Board Exams and has some of the most comprehensive Internal Medicine training to be found - including serving as a Clinical Professor who trained other physicians at a University Medical Center.  In-depth commentary on thyroid dysfunction by Dr. Gary Foresman can be found in The Paleo Thyroid Solution written by Elle Russ.   Selected Links: Dr. Gary Foresman - Website
4/22/201948 minutes, 57 seconds
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Keto: Lindsay Taylor, Ph.D., Co-Author of Keto Passport

Keto Passport is a fabulous new international cookbook written by Lindsay with Layla McGowan. This dynamic duo also co-authored the Keto Reset Instapot Cookbook. Keto Passport offers an opportunity to bust loose from the confines and staleness of ketogenic eating, where you feel like all you can eat is meat and vegetables.  Keto Passport takes you across the entire globe with fabulous cultural recipes, including traditional favorites that were carefully modified to remain keto friendly. Lindsay, a social psychologist, says people get bored, stifled, or frustrated with the keto guidelines, and that keeping things from getting stale and less enjoyable is essential for continued adherence to admittedly tight dietary parameters. Layla brings in her Korean and German heritage to the project, sharing familial meals passed down verbally for generations right into this cookbook. The pair also curated many familiar cultural favorites that happen to be keto. Lindsay also weaves in some excellent health insights for how to do keto the right way, and to understand how to navigate the various recommendations and approaches to keto. One item of interest is how insulin ain’t all bad. In fact, Lindsay explains that pulsatile insulin spikes are desirable. Insulin allows you to replenish cellular energy but not suffer from the inflammatory effects and compromised fat burning of chronically excessive insulin production. Consequently, Lindsay and Brad echo the advice from the all-knowing Dr. Cate Shanahan, who strongly recommends against snacking between meals. When you eat any sort of food (yes, even a fat bomb!), you shut off ketone production and fat metabolism and trigger insulin release. It’s also good to give your digestive system a break, both from a maximum daily eating window (12 hours, per the work of Dr. Satchin Panda), and from the snacking habit. However, Lindsay cautions against restrictive dietary patterns if you have adrenal, thyroid, or eating disorder history.  Keto Passport features recipes under 15g of carbs, usually under 10g. While dairy has become a centerpiece of keto to add to fat percentages, many object to heavy dairy intake, so Keto Passport offers plenty of variety to give you a dairy-free experience. There are a great assortment of recipes, from elaborate gourmet preparations to quick primers on how to make your own kimchi or sauerkraut or srihacha sauce. Get your copy of Keto Passport on amazon or wherever great books are sold. It’s a really fun read with a beautiful layout that will inspire you to try some exciting new dishes!!  
4/17/201949 minutes, 22 seconds
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Loren Cordain, Ph.D.

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Loren Cordain - the world’s foremost authority on the evolutionary basis of diet and disease. Featured on Dateline NBC, the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, Dr. Loren Cordain is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on the natural human diet of our Stone Age ancestors. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, and his research into the health benefits of Stone Age Diets for contemporary people has appeared in the world’s top scientific journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the British Journal of Nutrition, and the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, among others. He is also on the Advisory Board of Paleo Magazine the first, and only, print magazine dedicated to the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and ancestral health.   Dr. Loren Cordain’s popular book, The Paleo Diet, has been widely acclaimed in both the scientific and lay communities. His next book, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, published in October 2005, discusses how the Paleo Diet can be modified for the high-performance endurance athlete and lead to improved health and performance. His next book, The Dietary Cure for Acne, is available in paperback and as an instant download ebook. The Paleo Diet Cookbook was published in 2010 and became an instant bestseller. His most recent book, The Paleo Answer,represents a sequel to The Revised Paleo Diet.  Dr. Loren Cordain received his Ph.D. in Health from the University of Utah, his master’s in physical education from the University of Nevada-Reno, and his bachelor’s in health sciences from Pacific University. He was a professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University from 1982 – 2013.    SELECTED LINKS https://thepaleodiet.com
4/15/20191 hour, 3 seconds
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Endurance: Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, Part 1

Host Brad Kearns talks about transforming once and for all away from the high-stress, mileage obsessed approach to an evolved approach that makes recovery the central focus of your training instead of suffering and enduring. And by the way endurance athletes, its time to turn off the endurance gene off the race course and quit enduring crappy jobs and toxic relationship dynamics. Be good to yourself and honor the importance of balancing stress and rest. If you experience a slight disturbance in immune function, don't train at all! Avoid black hole workouts and be okay with lowering your heart rate way below MAF, you still get an awesome training effect. Brad talks about his recent experiences with overdoing his beloved Speedgolf and experiencing burnout and getting less consistent with cardio workouts to allow for more energy allocation to explosive workouts, which is the topic of part 2 of this important show
4/12/201934 minutes, 9 seconds
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Keto: Dr. Lindsay Taylor on Silly Six-Packs And Going By Feel Instead of Appearance

Host Brad Kearns and Dr. Lindsay finally capture some of the magic that happens during their random off-mic conversations. Yep, Brad pushed the record button and Lindsay immediately throws out some profound philosophical and psychological questions to ponder. Is body composition a worthwhile goal, or are we placing too much importance on how we look instead of how we feel? The intuitive eating/body positivity movement has tremendous merit, but do we engage in too many rationalizations and self-defeating behaviors as life gets easier and easier?  Striving for balance is important, but what if you really want the six-pack? Is it you that wants it, or is it society telling you to want it? It’s undisputable that it’s better to be in control of your destiny than to succumb to manipulative social media programming, and excess body fat is often a symptom of lifestyle flaws that are compromising your happiness, health, fitness, and longevity. Its important to reach some basic fitness and health standards to avoid the pain and suffering of aging. These are other topics will hit you hard and really get you thinking about your goals and priorities. Lindsay says, “Maybe the best goal is to care about how you feel, instead of how you look.”
4/10/201958 minutes, 21 seconds
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Gary John Bishop

Elle Russ chats with Gary John Bishop - author of The New York Times Bestseller Unfu*k Yourself and his latest book, Stop Doing That Sh*t.  Gary is a leading Personal Development expert with a global reputation that has impacted thousands of people worldwide. His “urban philosophy” approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has caused miraculous results for people. Gary John Bishop began his life journey in Glasgow, Scotland. The grit and wit of his early life contributed to his tough-love, in-your-face approach to people and what it takes to change their lives. Coupled with world-class training and development, Gary has created a potent brew of effectiveness and the ability to reach through the crust of people’s circumstances and root out the deeper issues that consume them and tie them down.  Gary doesn’t claim perfection. Like you, he has been through life too and embraces an authentic, in-the-world approach to everything he does. He uses that unmatched experience as both a human being and a world class coach to mentor and guide people to fulfill on what they themselves never thought possible.   SELECTED LINKS: 1. Website: www.garyjohnbishop.com 2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneInSevenBillion/ 3. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garyjohnbishop/ 4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GaryJohnBishop
4/8/201958 minutes, 15 seconds
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Keto: Discipline, Structure, Accountability, and Social Influences

Host Brad Kearns gets personal discussing his varying commitment to keto and how loosening the purse strings here and there can become a slippery slope. When you relax standards like limiting food intake to a compressed eating window or allowing occasional indulgences for non-keto foods like popcorn, will power and decision fatigue enter back into the mix. Framingham Study data indicate that the lifestyle behaviors of your "clusters," the people who spend the most time with, is contagious up to three degrees. Obesity is contagious, as is maintaining a healthy body composition. Keto is contagious to your friend, as well as your friend's friend! This impresses the importance of accountability and group support to pursue goals together.    Finally, Brad describes the dangers of a rushed approach to keto, where jumping into a dietary transformation before you are metabolically healthy and fat-adapted can cause big trouble; namely, an overstimulation of the fight or flight response leading to burnout and regression. If you want to drop excess body fat, first you must become metabolically healthy (heal leaky gut), then become fat-adapted. If you have to eat a lot of fat out of the gate, that's fine. Then you can transition to skipping meals and burning off excess body fat. This is a great show to get you motivated on some of the social and motivational factors behind succeeding with keto. Even Brad's morning cold plunging gets a cameo!  
4/3/201941 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ste Lane

Elle Russ chats with Ste Lane - a fellow Primal Health Coach and owner of Peak Primal Health.  He has been an advocate for Primal living for roughly a decade.   A life long martial artist, back-packer, coach and lover of all things health and wellness, Ste spends his time coaching others on the keys to unlocking their true human potential. Chronic disease riddled his younger years and it became his mission to help others reclaim their health so that they could lead a happy, disease-free, awesome life!    Ste's mission is simple. Help people develop an effortless relationship with food, a desire to play and move our bodies because we want to, and to foster a more positive mindset, in regards to how we treat ourselves, what we think and how we see the world.   SELECTED LINKS Ste's Website Peak Primal Health Click HERE to become a Primal Health Coach!
4/1/201954 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dr. Robert Glover

Elle Russ chats with author Robert A. Glover Ph.D. about the "Nice Guy Syndrome" and his related book No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex and Life.  He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and has been featured in numerous local and national publications. As a result of his work, Dr. Glover has helped thousands of Nice Guys transform from being passive, resentful victims to empowered, integrated males. Along with these personal changes have come similar transformations in these men's professional careers and intimate relationships. Through his book, online classes, workshops, podcasts, blogs, consultation, and therapy groups, Dr. Glover has helped change the lives of countless men and women around the world.   Dr. Glover lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and you can learn more about him and his work at www.DrGlover.com   SELECTED LINKS: No More Mr. Nice Guy www.DrGlover.com
3/25/20191 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Maria Emmerich

Elle Russ chats with Maria Emmerich - a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood which lead her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. "My goal is to help transform people's lives and start living again!" Maria specializes in brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. Her expertise has sent her around the World speaking about ketogenic diets. She spends the majority of her time with clients around the World via Skype with amazing results. She specializes in helping autoimmune disorders, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart disease, cholesterol issues, alopecia, hashimoto's, cancer, epilepsy, seizures, depression and anxiety. You would be amazed at the amount of people get off medication with her guidance. She is also an International Best Selling author of several books including "Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking" and "The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse". She also authored 8 other books including several cookbooks and 3 nutritional guide books including the best-selling book "Keto.". SELECTED LINKS Maria's Website Maria also runs a support site for getting all your questions answered here: keto-adapted.com 
3/18/201948 minutes, 1 second
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Keto: Tippy Wyatt: Author of Asian Keto & Low Carb Cookbook

Host Brad Kearns talks with the interesting and inspiring Tippy Wyatt, hostess of the popular Tippy Tales YouTube channel and co-author (with her sister Som Allison) of a new keto cookbook. This is a wide-ranging conversation on the topic of lifestyle transformation success and failure, the importance of having a support system to pursue your healthy lifestyle goals, how friends and family can unwittingly sabotage your progress by offering up effusive compliments, and how to balance an intense immigrant work ethic with an appreciation of the process and gratitude for what you have, whether you have a lot or a little. Tippy has lived a truly incredible life, from a penniless immigrant to a first generation college graduate, successful entrepreneur, and virtually overnight viral keto personality. This show will prompt some profound reflections about life, love, family and motivation, and could be the catalyst you need to take your keto passions to the next level! Follow Tippy Tales on YouTube and grab the fun new keto cookbook on amazon.com. 
3/13/201957 minutes, 14 seconds
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Gretchen Rubin

Elle Russ chats with Gretchen Rubin - the author of several books, including the block-buster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, The Four Tendencies, and her new book Outer Order Inner Calm.  She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She makes frequent TV appearances and is in much demand as a speaker. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.   Selected Links Gretchen's Website
3/11/201936 minutes, 32 seconds
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Keto: Q&A With Brad Kearns

Host Brad Kearns tackles some interesting and in-depth questions from listeners. Topics covered include: Frustration with not being able to drop fat despite the devoted effort, visceral fat versus subcutaneous fat, controversy about the health dangers of red meat, strategizing keto for family and for premenopausal conditions, breath or blood meter, timing workouts with timing fasting, and fasting and medication concerns. Enjoy. Learn more about doing keto the right way at KetoReset.com.
3/6/201950 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jimmy & Christine Moore

Elle Russ chats with Jimmy and Christine Moore about their new book Real Food Keto. Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Christine Moore has teamed up with her husband, health podcaster and international bestselling ketogenic book author Jimmy Moore (Keto Clarity, The Ketogenic Cookbook, and The Keto Cure), to help you apply the principles of nutritional therapy to a healthy low-carb lifestyle.  Most people think that going on a ketogenic diet will fix all their health and weight woes, but this book explains that sometimes it takes a little fine-tuning in your diet and supplementation to get the desired results. Jimmy and Christine educate readers on the reasons why whole foods are a critical element in optimizing your pursuit of nutritional ketosis. Real Food Keto addresses a variety of topics rarely discussed in ketogenic circles such as: Digestion, detoxification, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hydration, and more! Real Food Keto also provides an incredible collection of amazing keto recipes from international bestselling cookbook author Maria Emmerich. SELECTED LINKS:   Real Food Keto   Jimmy's Website
3/4/201953 minutes, 21 seconds
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Keto: Avoiding The Fight or Flight Response

Host Brad Kearns give a sneak preview of the new book Mark Sisson and he is working on called Keto Longevity. It's critical to implement the correct approach to keto because an ill-prepared approach will simply activate the fight or flight response and eventually lead to big-time burnout. Some common mistakes people make are rushing into keto without sufficient fat burning ability, insufficient intake of sodium and other minerals and electrolytes, doing excess exercise while undergoing a major dietary transformation, or coming to the game with pre-existing health issues such as leaky gut, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, or metabolic damage from yo-yo dieting. This show will really set you up well for a sensible approach and a healthy philosophy toward keto. A few Q&A questions cap off the show, like is keto good for kids, and how to break through weight loss plateaus.
2/27/201945 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dr. Anna Cabeca (DO, OBGYN, FACOG)

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Anna Cabeca (DO, OBGYN, FACOG) about her new book The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, Sleep Better, and Stop Hot Flashes, the Keto-Green Way. Dr. Cabeca is an Emory University trained gynecologist and woman's health expert was diagnosed with early menopause at age 38 years old. Devastated, she went around the world looking for answers and and found them.  A menopause and hormone expert. Dr. Cabeca has changed the lives of women across the globe, connecting to others through humor, honesty and passion.    SELECTED LINKS: DrAnnaCabeca.com Julva.com Mightymaca.com  WomensRestorativeHealth.com DrAnnaCabeca.com/helpdoctor 
2/25/201947 minutes, 40 seconds
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Keto: Choosing Carbs Wisely (especially kombucha and chocolate)

Host Brad Kearns talks about carbs and keto, clearing up some misconceptions and focusing in on an assortment of food categories to help you strategize and stay aligned with ketogenic eating guidelines. First, we must recognize that keto is best promoted by fasting/starvation—this is our genetically programmed response. Keto is not about stuffing your face with fat throughout the day. When it comes to carbs, we can enjoy abundant vegetable intake, emphasizing above-ground, leafy green veggies and cruciferous vegetables. And while colorful fruits and starchy tuber vegetables have many nutritional benefits, we want to sideline these when doing strict keto stints.  We also cover how to choose the highest quality dark chocolate, habituating to the highest possible cacao percentage. You’ll get inspired to make your own kombucha (all you need is a friend with a SCOBY, and some sweet black tea), and watch out for the overly-sugared store-bought kombucha. Other categories include non-dairy milks, nuts, seeds, and their derivative butters, and packaged snacks that have ‘paleo/keto’ designation on them
2/20/201942 minutes, 37 seconds
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Carrie Forrest

Elle Russ chats with Carrie Forrest - a thyroid cancer survivor and the creator of the blog, Clean Eating Kitchen, where she shares easy and nourishing recipes and resources. Carrie is also the host of the Clean Eating for Women podcast, featuring interviews with health experts and influencers, along with stories from her own health journey. Carrie has an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. After a short stint in retail corporate marketing and merchandising, she became interested in nutrition to try and heal from a variety of health issues, including chronic migraines, hormone imbalance, anxiety, and thyroid cancer. She later earned a masters degree in public health nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Carrie’s work inspires women to take control over their health, with a focus on holistic and natural healing. Find Carrie online at her website, www.cleaneatingkitchen.com, or on Instagram and Facebook @cleaneatingcarrie.   Selected Links: Clean Eating Kitchen: https://www.cleaneatingkitchen.com Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/cleaneatingcarrie/ Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/Cleaneatingcarrie/ Clean Eating Every Daye-cookbook sales page (use code CLEANEATING for a discount): https://gumroad.com/l/cleaneatingeveryday   Podcast episode index: https://www.cleaneatingkitchen.com/podcast/
2/18/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
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Keto: William Shewfelt: Power Ranger and Carnivore Shredder

Brad Kearns talks with an amazingly enthusiastic and focused young man named William Shewfelt. Famed for his role as the red-suited Power Ranger on the legendary television franchise, he has garnered tons of attention online for his carnivore diet approach to cutting down to 3.8% body fat. William provides details on the proper mindset, exercise program, and dietary strategy to take your body composition goals to the next level, to get ripped, or to go from ripped to super ripped. Beyond his killer 6-pack, this 23-year-old has some extremely impressive insights and strategies to dream about big goals and then actually go out there and execute them. William favors an intuitive approach both workouts and eating strategy, warning against the obsessive self-quantification and tracking that can drive you nuts and burn you out. “Tracking is like riding a tricycle,” he says. In this show, you will get past the potshots about carnivore and learn from someone who’s made it for 1.5 years and running.   
2/13/201950 minutes, 54 seconds
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Drew Manning

Elle Russ chats with Drew Manning - the New York Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his Fit2Fat2Fit.com experiment that went viral online. He's been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and many more. His experiment has since become a hit TV show, called Fit to Fat to Fit, airing on A&E and Lifetime. Drew also has a very successful podcast called The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience. Since his self-experiment went viral, Drew has helped thousands of people learn to live a healthy lifestyle and completely transform their lives. In his new book Complete Keto, Drew offers a total ketogenic lifestyle reset that's based on a deep understanding of the challenges to living keto, as well as the benefits it brings and the science that makes it work - including a dive into the emotional and psychological aspects that can coincide with any health journey.
2/11/201942 minutes, 35 seconds
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Keto: Sharon Brown – Benefits Of Bone Broth

Host Brad Kearns talks to Sharon Brown, Founder and CEO of Bonafide Provisions, makers of the number one selling frozen bone broth in America. We will learn all about the amazing amino acids present in bone broth that support gut health, deliver a collagen boost for healthy skin and nails, and help rebuild broken down connective tissue. Sharon will detail how to make bone broth at home in the correct manner, how to discern what is quality and what is crap at the story, and how bone broth helped her child go from sickly and ADHD diagnosed to a live of robust health. If you are eating a keto-aligned diet, you have narrowed your food options and consequently must be more vigilant to include the most nutrient dense food possible within keto guidelines. This will address the knee-jerk criticism against keto as the "bacon and butter diet" that raises health objections. As Dr. Cate Shanahan details in her bestselling book, Deep Nutrition, bone broth is one of the centerpieces of the ancestral diet that has been largely ignored and neglected in our modern diet.  This show will cover how to shop for quality products and how to make your own at home. Enjoy the show and learn more about Sharon at bonafideprovisions.com  
2/6/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jennilyn Griffiths

Elle Russ chats with Jennilyn Griffiths about the upcoming 2019 FitCon Summit in Salt Lake City where Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Luis Villasenor, Elle Russ, and Ben Greenfield are guest speakers (and many more!). Jennilyn has been a certified personal trainer for 8 years and competed in NPC bodybuilding competition in 2014. She joined a passionate group of people in 2015 and helped put together Fitcon, one of the largest fitness events in the country. She has been deeply involved in the Keto and low carb community since 2014 and has brought Keto speakers each year to Fitcon. She lives a paleo lifestyle and has a goal to build the Keto and paleo communities.    SELECTED LINKS ***GET $50 OFF FitCon tickets using Code “primal50”  Www.fitconsummit.com 
2/4/201951 minutes, 5 seconds
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Keto: Listener Q&A

Brad tackles some interesting and varied Q&A, including concerns about fueling with carbs during long workouts, how family high cholesterol concerns jibe with feeling great while eating paleo/keto, and much more fun stuff. Email [email protected] to ask questions or give feedback on the show.
1/31/201937 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dr. Alexander Haskell

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Alexander Haskell about prescription drug addiction and his approach to helping patients detox at the cellular level.  Dr. Haskell is a Naturopathic Physician in Utah with over 30 years of experience focusing on the investigation and treatment of underlying causes of chronic conditions rather than simply addressing symptoms. Dr. Haskell believes in the innate, miraculous healing capacity within every person and believes that educating the client is foremost. Addictive prescription drugs, most being fat soluble - enter inside our cells leading to mitochondrial dysfunction. The only way to help a person to recover their physical and mental health is to get these residues out of their cells primarily by increasing the energy production of their mitochondria - and the quickest and most effective means to accomplish this is the intravenous use of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).   SELECTED LINKS IVNADdrugaddictions.com ClearHealthCenters.com [email protected]
1/28/201939 minutes, 8 seconds
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Logan Schwartz

Elle Russ chats with Logan Schwartz all about movement, strength, and performance.  Logan has dedicated his life to helping individuals achieve a state of optimal health and vitality through a principle-based approach.  He has positioned himself to learn from and work alongside the best coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, and athletic trainers in the field of prevention, performance, and health.     Recently, Logan was the Assistant Basketball Strength Coach for The University of Texas at Austin and is a consultant for Train 4 The Game, Inc., which is one of the elite performance facilities in the nation.  Currently Logan owns Austin Vitality Coach and is the Director of Programming for Your Trainer, Inc. in Austin, Texas.  He also presents Internationally for the Gray Institute and Power Plate.       SELECTED LINKS:   www.austinvitalitycoach.com
1/21/201955 minutes, 22 seconds
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Keto: Dr. Anthony Gustin of Perfect Keto

Host Brad Kearns talks to a man on a mission - Dr. Anthony Gustin, co-founder of Perfect Keto and all-around health, nutrition, and peak performance expert. Dr. Gustin has been obsessed with healing people and promoting elite peak performance since a young age when he overcame illness and dysfunction as a teenager to become a doctor of chiropractic at the age of 24. After success with chiropractic and functional medicine clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area, Anthony started Perfect Keto to help give people tools to fight disease, achieve peak performance, and stay aligned with a ketogenic diet.  We learn about Anthony’s fascinating fast-track background, his devotion to daily meditation, to self-experimentation, and to pure hard work and grand ambition. Anthony indicates there is a wide variation in individual responses to keto and other dietary strategies. In particular, Dr. Gustin mentions that fasting is actually stress to the body, and might be inappropriate for certain folks who are already piling on other stresses, such as extreme dietary modification or extreme workouts. It’s essential to test and refine constantly to discover your best approach for right now. That said, Dr. Gustin reminds us that there are certain fundamentals of healthy eating and living that are undisputed. For example, “eat real food,” and “move more!”.  When it comes to ketone supplements, Dr. Gustin suggests there are a handful of higher uses: as a cognitive performance aid, as an adherence tool to prevent backslides and binges and suppress appetite, for athletes to get clean-burning energy, and for targeted disease prevention or care. One great insight from the show: Dr. Gustin believes that certain forms of suffering make us stronger. For example, his “zombie-like” ordeal of accelerated schooling helps him tackle any challenge he faces today with great resilience. This was an interesting insight coming from a millennial because we commonly typecast millennials as entitled. You’ll learn about keto best practices and much much more in this interesting show with Perfect Keto’s Dr. Anthony Gustin.     
1/16/20191 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Dr. Dominic D'Agostino

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino about the research and benefits surrounding ketogenic diets. Dr. D'Agostino is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, seizures, cancer and metabolic wellness. He was a research investigator and crew member on NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO 22) and has a personal interest in environmental medicine and methods to enhance safety and physiological resilience in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations.    SELECTED LINKS: Metabolic Health Summit FEB 2019 CODE for 15% off tickets: PrimalBluePrintMHS   Facebook Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dominic.dagostino   Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dominic.dagostino.kt/   Twitter https://twitter.com/DominicDAgosti2
1/14/201958 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tanya Stewart

Elle Russ chats with Tanya Stewart, Esq. - "The Alpha Life Coach" about how living a paleo/primal lifestyle can actually get you closer to attaining love and financial success!  Tanya shows High-Achievers how to Separate Struggle from Success. She founded The Stewart Law Firm in 2001 specializing exclusively in high-conflict litigation. During 15 years of private practice, she grew skilled in taking lives and businesses apart and now puts them back together. She understands how Alpha Women & High-Achievers are wired and using her Master’s level Metaphysics background and Advanced Clinical Certification in Hypnotherapy, she brings rapid change from within, breaking you free of your blocks. She is a speaker, published author and Mensa member whose coaching is recommended by the World-Famous Motivator, Les Brown, Best-Selling Love Coach Greg Baer and International Change Expert, Dr. Eldon Taylor.    SELECTED LINKS Free Gift For Audience:  www.FearlessFocusCoaching.com/Paleo Website: www.FearlessFocusCoaching.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearlessFocusCoaching Twitter: #AlphaWomenCoach Instagram: @AlphaWomenCoach 
1/7/201959 minutes, 15 seconds
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Evan Brand

Elle Russ chats with Evan Brand about gut health and autoimmune disorders.  Evan is an author, podcast host of the popular The Evan Brand Show and a Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritional Therapist. Evan is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own issues with IBS and depression. He uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the root cause of a wide range of health symptoms. He is the author of Stress Solutions, REM Rehab and The Everything Guide to Nootropics. Evan offers functional medicine phone consultations at his site EvanBrand.com Selected Links: Evan’s Website Evan’s Podcast Evan on Twitter Evan on Instagram Evan on Facebook
12/31/20181 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Dr. Lindsay Taylor

Elle Russ chats with Lindsay Taylor Ph.D. about all things KETO! Lindsay is the Senior Writer and Researcher at Primal Blueprint. She has been a consultant, editor, and recipe developer for several of Mark Sisson's bestselling books and is the coauthor along with Mark Sisson of The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook and The Keto Reset Diet Cookbook. She is also the author of the forthcoming cookbook The Keto Passport. An ultrarunner and Ironman triathlon finisher, Lindsay is an expert in preparing low-carb, nutrient-dense food to fuel her on and off the racecourse.    Lindsay earned her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from UC Berkeley. She brings her expertise to bear on topics related to mindset, goal setting, and lifestyle change as a contributor to the Primal Blueprint and Primal Endurance Podcasts and as the founder and lead moderator of the thriving Keto Reset and Primal Endurance communities. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two boys, where she attempts to model a healthy, balanced approach to endurance training, work, and family. Find her healthy, colorful meal creations on Instagram @theusefuldish.   SELECTED LINKS: The Keto Reset Diet The Keto Reset Diet - Cookbook The Keto Reset Diet - Instant Pot Cookbook Lindsay Taylor on Instagram    -----   If you're thinking about a Keto Reset in 2019, visit primalkitchen.com/ketoreset before January 6, 2019, to sign up for our Keto Reset Kickoff. This week-long introduction to the Keto Reset Diet includes one lesson from Mark delivered to your inbox each day, plus the opportunity to get the Keto Reset Online Mastery Course (a $147 value) FREE with the purchase of a Primal Kitchen Advanced Keto Kit.   And if you purchase The Keto Reset Diet, The Keto Reset Diet Cookbook, or The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook before January 31, 2019, make sure you head to ketoreset.com to claim your free bonus gifts!   Keto Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/460535967661514/
12/21/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Melanie Avalon

Elle Russ chats with Melanie Avalon - a SAG-AFTRA actress, author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine, and co-host of the top iTunes podcast, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with Gin Stephens, with listeners in the hundreds of thousands!  Melanie holds a certification in Holistic Nutrition from the AFPA (American Fitness Professionals Association), is a certified wine specialist by the WSET (Wine And Spirits Education Trust), and a member of Mensa International.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 2012, with a double Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Arts and Theatre. While at USC, Melanie worked for major Hollywood producers, including Jerry Bruckheimer, and Jim Whitaker at Walt Disney Studios. She has appeared in numerous television and film projects, from Deadly Wives (Bio Channel) to Neighbors, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival for Pablo Moline’s No More Chances.  What When Wine is an updated version of Melanie’s originally self-published The What When Wine Diet: Paleo and Intermittent Fasting for Health and Weight Loss, which became an Amazon #1 Best Seller, amassed 20,000+ readers, and was featured by Audible.com, Funny or Die, and other media outlets. The updated What When Wine features 80% new content, with 50 gluten-free recipes developed by celebrity chef Ariane Resnick.  Melanie personally follows a whole foods Paleo diet, with a nightly glass (or 2!) of wine, and eats in an IF “One Meal Per Day” pattern. She has found this combination provides astounding benefits: effortless weight maintenance without restriction (important for the entertainment industry!), disease prevention, immune system revitalization, clearer skin, and better eyesight, to name just a few! She is now on a mission to spread the wonder of a whole foods and IF lifestyle, while fostering her career as an actress. Because who needs silly diet restriction and hunger?  Twitter:@MelanieAvalon Instagram:@MelanieAvalon Blog:MelanieAvalon.com Podcast:IFpodcast.com IMDB:imdb.me/MelanieAvalon 
12/17/201852 minutes, 16 seconds
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Keto: Q&A Show

The questions keep coming in hard and hopefully will be of great value as you strategize your own best approach to keto. Some topics include: Best use of time as one head to an important competitive event - diet tweaks to make or not to make? Will keto help a strange autoimmune condition known as vitiligo? Tweaking protein intake after hitting body fat goal when you are already low body fat. A plug for and some questions about the carnivore diet. Keto for Type 1 diabetics. Keto for senior citizens dealing with early Type 2 diabetes. Enjoy - and participate by emailing [email protected]  
12/12/201841 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ashleigh VanHouten

Elle Russ chats with Ashleigh VanHouten - a writer, editor, Primal Health Coach, and host of Paleo Magazine Radio. She divides her time between Ottawa, Canada, and New York City, and when she's not reading about or interviewing authorities on health, fitness, and wellness, she's working on personal goals like competitive bodybuilding, BJJ, and convincing her friends to eat organ meat.    SELECTED LINKS Connect with Ashleigh on Instagram @themusclemaven  ashleighvanhouten.com 
12/10/201854 minutes, 4 seconds
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Keto: Brad's Keto Tips Health Mindset and Reaching Your Goals

Brad updates you on his most recent keto happenings, particularly his intuitive approach that features the traditional compressed eating window and keto aligned meals, as well as an intuitive and spontaneous fluctuation in carb intake and total caloric intake in conjunction with ambitious workouts. Brad also details what to do when you fail at keto, and the importance of a steady progression toward keto instead of a crash course that ends up in a stress hormone back. Brad talks about the dilemma between adopting a casual approach to keto instead of an overly stressful orthorexic approach but also being able to nail your goals without slipping and sliding into the luxuries and temptations of comfortable modern life. He provides compelling examples of the direct, no-nonsense success formula exhibited by Tippy Wyatt of "Tippy Tales" YouTube fame (put your money where your mouth is!) and Primal Blueprint film and audio master Brian McAndrew of @wholedoods Instagram fame ("I'm eating this...as long as its keto") thanks!  
12/5/201840 minutes, 9 seconds
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Maureen Vincenty

Elle Russ chats with Maureen Vincenty - A certified Holistic Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Functional Nutritionist with over 15 years of experience. Maureen Vincenty has spent the past 15 years researching all there is to know about health, fitness, nutrition, and preventive wellbeing. She is passionate about the role that nutrition and movement play in health and has dedicated her life to helping people live better lives beyond losing weight, but by also reversing many chronic illness through proper nutritional intervention. VisitTransformative Wellbeing to learn more.     LINKS: https://www.transformativewellbeing.org/about/
12/3/201845 minutes, 4 seconds
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Keto: Longcuts to a Longer Life, Part 2

Getting your diet and exercise routine dialed (Longcuts Part 1) is certainly an essential entry point to leading a long, healthy, happy life. But it’s only a portion of the big picture. Sleep is arguably more important than any other lifestyle practice, because if its compromised than other bets are off. In hectic, high-tech modern life, our stress management skills are in higher demand than any other time in the history of humanity. Finally, relationships are what make the world go round, but we often neglect them in favor of tangible objectives like filling plate with healthy food, filling logbook with impressive workouts, and filling bank account with money. If you are falling short in the areas of sleep, stress management and relationships, your keto goals are doomed. High stress lifestyle circumstances keep you in fight or flight mode, which equates with sugar cravings, carb dependency, and burnout. Let's take a step back from intense keto objectives for a moment and look at healthy lifestyle tips that can support your keto goals. This show will be syndicated on Brad's new podcast, called Get Over Yourself. Check the show out, as Brad covers topics relating to health, peak performance, personal growth, happiness, and longevity, with humor and a little spice!
11/28/201826 minutes, 51 seconds
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 Scott Nelson

Elle Russ chats with Scott Nelson - a cofounder of Joovv, the first company to develop a full-body light therapy device designed for convenient, in-home use.  Prior to starting Joovv, Scott spent his entire professional career in leadership positions with some of the largest medtech companies in the world, including Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard.  Scott also hosts Medsider Radio, a top-ranked medtech podcast. On today’s episode, Scott shares the science and testimonials of the benefits of full body red light therapy - from better sleep, improved skin, anti-inflammation and much more.   Social links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joovvsocial Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joovvsocial   Website links: Homepage: https://joovv.com Educational articles on light therapy: https://joovv.com/pages/learn Reviews: https://joovv.com/pages/reviews
11/26/201846 minutes, 59 seconds
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Keto: Longcuts to a Longer Life, Part 1

  Are you tired of hearing the terms “hacks” and “shortcuts” when it comes to healthy living? So am I! Leading a healthy, balanced life is inherently enjoyable. Sometimes the best things in life take extra time. For example, preparing a fresh, home-cooked meal. These tips relating to diet and exercise are simple, common sense, and easy to implement into daily life. Yes, it's great to get deep into the realm of keto and explore your body's maximum potential, but sometimes we can miss the forest through the trees. Brad takes a few steps backward from the usual show content and talks about healthy eating basics along with exercise basics. Uh, how about making mealtimes calm, relaxed, and unhurried! How about making increased general everyday movement the #1 exercise priority (more than formal workouts!)? These and more great stuff from the Longcuts part 1. Stay tuned for an important Part 2 of Longcuts, relating to sleep, stress management, and relationships. This show will be syndicated on Brad's new podcast, called Get Over Yourself. Check the show out, as Brad covers topics relating to health, peak performance, personal growth, happiness, and longevity, with humor and a little spice!  
11/21/201817 minutes, 41 seconds
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Laura Rupsis and Erin Power

Elle Russ chats with Laura Rupsis and Erin Power of the Primal Health Coach Institute. The Primal Health Coach Program is centered on ancestral health principles, a scientifically validated wellness plan that mimics that of our primal ancestors and supports our genetic evolutionary blueprint with real-food, low-carb eating, inspired movement and play, and stress-reduction and balance in all aspects of life. As part of the ancestral health movement, the Primal Blueprint nutrition, fitness and lifestyle behavior program has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and counting.    A health coach is a wellness expert who educates, motivates and guides clients toward lifestyle and behavior choices that support optimal well-being. A Primal Health Coach stays ahead of the curve with an integrated approach, helping others create lives of maximum vitality using nutrition and fitness intelligence based on scientifically validated ancestral health principles. The aim of the Primal Health Coach is to help clients extract the most joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment from their lives by focusing on their values, needs, visions and goals in an extremely personalized way.   The Primal Health Coach program provides the most in-depth and up-to-date ancestral health education in the world, equipping you with an arsenal of well-informed alternative choices based on science and experience in order to best serve your clients’ goals. Using the model of Integrative Health Coaching, rooted in developmental and humanistic psychology, we shape expert coaches into persuasive catalysts for behavior change. Spark your clients’ craving for knowledge and help them access their sense of purpose and live according to their core values. Up-level your ability to motivate and inspire lasting change today."   LINKS https://www.primalhealthcoach.com
11/19/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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Keto: Tania Teschke: Bordeaux Kitchen Author on Healthy Eating and Parenting

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Tania back for a third show, on the heels of two fabulous shows covering the launch of Tania’s book and the massive amount of interesting content inside. This time, Brad and Tania have a more breezy chat about assorted health topics, and you will pull out some great nuggets to get you focused on optimizing your diet and lifestyle, and navigating through the unhealthy forces of hectic modern life filled with too much digital stimulation and too little nutrition. Topics covered include: the dangers of consuming refined vegetable oils, the health benefits of consuming organ meats, especially grass-fed organ meats (including Tania affinity for “scrambled brains”), and pasture-raised chicken and eggs. How to limit kids screen time, concerns about EMF exposure (such as the new 5G cellular network) and LED lights. She also covers the importance of sun exposure to improve digestion and reduce cancer risk, as well as the benefits of drinking wine with meals to enhance the social experience.  Check out the absolutely fabulous and information packed book Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bordeaux-Kitchen-Immersion-Ancestral-Traditions/dp/1939563399/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530822143&sr=8-1&keywords=bordeaux+kitchen PBP.com: https://www.primalblueprint.com/collections/books/products/the-bordeaux-kitchen
11/15/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 12 seconds
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Holly Perkins

Elle Russ chats with Holly Perkins - a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. She is the author of Lift to Get Lean (Women’s Health, 2015) and the leader of Women’s Strength Nation. Holly spent over 25 years taking various anti-depressants until she ultimately discovered that two particular foods were the actual culprit of her mental health issues, and she eventually weaned off anti-depressants. Holly is a contributing writer and expert for Women’s Health, SELF, Fitness, Shape, Prevention, Men’s Health and LIVESTRONG. Holly’s mission is to empower women on a personal and spiritual level by leading them into the weight room on a journey of physical strength. Shape magazine named Holly as one of the “Top Trainers to Follow” on Instagram. After 24 years in the fitness industry, Holly now specializes in helping women to achieve their best life- inside and out- through her online programs and personal coaching. FREE offer from Holly in the show notes!   Selected Links: Holly's website Lift To Get Lean FREE OFFER for audience
11/12/201847 minutes, 34 seconds
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Keto: Dr. Cate Shanahan

Switch the B.S. meter to the "on" position and listen to the wise and powerful Dr. Cate Shanahan address many myths and misconceptions about keto, and other ancestral health practices on this hard-hitting show. Brad has avoided caffeine his whole life so he won't "fry his adrenals." Dr. Cate calls BS. How about eating in the evening--makes you store fat, right? Probably doesn't matter that much. Can you generate ketones on a super high carb diet? Yes you actually can, says Cate. It's all about long periods of fasting or eating in a caloric deficit.   Cate gives us some sneak previews from her fabulous new book, The Fat Burn Fix, that will land in 2020 (hold your breath until then, this is bound to be a masterpiece follow up to her landmark mega-bestseller Deep Nutrition. This book was originally self-published in 2009 and helped spur the explosive growth of the primal/paleo movement. In it, Dr. Catepresented her trademarked "Four Pillars of the Human Diet" Oh yeah, you know those headaches that happen during a busy, sugar crash burnout day? This pattern can become a serious matter whereby you suffer from frequent mini-strokes when your brain is deprived of oxygen due to overconsumption of carbs and the brains over-reliance on sugar. Prominent author Dr. David Perlmutter calls Alzheimer’s “Type III diabetes” due to the close association between insulin resistance and cognitive decline. Good news shared by Dr. Cate is you can reverse early brain problems and stroke risk by transitioning to a more nutrient-dense, lower sugar, and especially keto-friendly diet. This is no funny business, as Dr. Cate offers the stat the typical western diet derives 66 percent of total calories from the big three main most offensive modern foods: sugars, grains, and refined vegetable oils. Dr. Cate is not afraid to call out entities like Harvard University for aggressively promoting nutrient-deficient diets for decades, spurred by corporate influences and the almighty dollar. This is highly disturbing, and greatly inspiring to take matters of health into your own hands. 
11/7/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE

Elle Russ chats with Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE - an integrative functional dietitian, author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health cookbook (2016) and The Anti-Anxiety Diet (2018). Creator of Reset, Restore, Renew: Real Food Detox program, Optimal Eating virtual class, and interactive Virtual Food-as-Medicine Ketosis program.  On this episode, Ali talks about her new book The Anti-Anxiety Diet and how food can stabilize your mood, where the common treatments for anxiety and depression are getting it wrong, and how to know where to start addressing anxiety. Visit AliMillerRD.com for more.   SELECTED LINKS: AliMillerRd.com Anti-Anxiety Diet
11/5/201846 minutes, 11 seconds
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Victoria Field

Elle Russ chats with Victoria Field - who has more than 15 years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industry and has developed ketogenic protocols for both Epigenix Foundation and KetoPet while spearheading cancer-focused pilot studies in partnership with oncologists and world-renowned institutions including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Epigenix Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was started by the co-founder of Quest Nutrition that has a mission centered on understanding the epigenetic impact of metabolic interventions on human and canine disease and performance. Since 2016, Victoria has helped more than 100 cancer patients and nearly 500 canines with a ketogenic approach to disease management. Victoria is passionate about educating people about the ketogenic diet, and in an effort to do so she co-founded Metabolic Health Initiative, an organization that hosts a large annual scientific conference - for both the professional and lay-person alike - called Metabolic Health Summit (MHS) in Los Angeles, California. MHS has a mission to revolutionize science and medicine by refocusing attention on the importance of nutrition and metabolism in treating disease, extending life, and improving human performance.  Victoria started her career as an NBC affiliate TV news and health anchor and reporter while running an international online training and nutrition business that benefited fitness beginners to pro-level athletes. Victoria is also a former professional athlete in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. SELECTED LINKS Link to Metabolic Health Summit Link to Epigenix Foundation Link to KetoPet
10/29/201835 minutes, 18 seconds
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Keto: It's All About Burning Stored Body Fat!

Host Brad Kearns addresses some of the common misconceptions and misinterpretations of the ketogenic diet, instead of describing how to do it right and enjoy lasting benefits. This is a syndicated presentation of a Facebook Live event. Join the Keto Reset Facebook Group for more Facebook live events Most importantly, Brad relates a message from Dr. Cate Shanahan (author of Deep Nutrition and future podcast guest) that ketone production is triggered by the burning stored body fat, not ingested fat. Dang son, trip out on that revelation, for it will turn lots of the keto hype on its ear! When you eat any meal, or even snack on your keto approved treats, you essentially shut off ketone production. This negates the premise of the bacon and butter diet and the fetishes for high-fat coffee in the morning and fat bombs for snacks and treats. This is a little oversimplified, but it's helpful to reframe your perspective about keto to associated it with fasting, eating in a compressed time window, and eating in caloric deficit if you are looking to lose excess body fat.    We talk about people having difficulty reducing excess body fat and the importance of following the multi-step Keto Reset Diet approach, where you start with 21-Day Metabolism Reset, enter a fine-tuning period, and finally conduct a focused 6-week period of nutritional ketosis. Fun questions come in from the Facebook crowd to keep the show lively. 
10/24/201859 minutes, 7 seconds
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Andy Hnilo

Elle Russ chats with Andy Hnilo -  CEO of Alitura Naturals. A near-death experience led Andy Hnilo to develop a cutting-edge natural skincare line that is revitalizing the skincare market. A former athlete, model, actor turned entrepreneur...Andy was hit by two large vehicles while crossing a busy street in 2011.  A former model and high-level athlete, he relied on his body to make a living and knew that even if he recovered, his life may never be the same. He vowed to rebuild his body and spirit using the healthiest ingredients and products he could find. Alitura -- Latin for “feeding and nourishing” -- was created to offer consumers natural, soothing and effective skin remedies. 4 years since launching Alitura Naturals, his products are now in 77 countries and his brand is thriving.   SELECTED LINKS Alitura Naturals
10/22/201852 minutes, 19 seconds
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Keto: Ready To Go Keto? Tips to Make it Easy and Fun

Keto is the crazy fad diet of today, and with this excitement comes an excess of hype, misinformation, and a flawed approach. Host Brad Kearns talks about how to do keto the right way, with particular attention to doing the necessary prep work to develop metabolic fitness before you commence your first formal foray into nutritional ketosis. You'll learn why a regimented approach might be too stressful, and that the concept of refeeds and accordant strategies might be best addressed with Brian McAndrew's simple suggestion to not worry about it, because "life will give you refeeds." You'll learn how to stick it out if things get a little difficult early into keto, and how the most profound benefits are enjoyed when you complete a minimum six-week period of strict nutritional ketosis. You'll also learn about Brian's pre-existing commitment to keto that overrides any potential application of will power or decision fatigue on a day-to-day basis. Commit to a simple strategy where you choose from a list of approved foods and don't consider any outside options. Enjoy this informative show that will help you succeed with keto!
10/17/201853 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jolene Goring

Elle Russ chats with Jolene Goring about the uses and benefits of systemic enzymes - including inflammation, gut health, excess fibrin, scar tissue, fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibroids, and much more!.  Jolene is a leading integrated health and fitness, holistic nutrition and natural beauty expert based in Scottsdale, AZ; and the first Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist in Arizona.  Jolene has recently been named one of USA Today’s “America’s Premier Fitness Experts,” is a best-selling author and has appeared in international magazines, newspaper, television shows, and fitness videos. She was the Director of Marketing at World Nutrition Inc, who has created the world’s ONLY liquid gel systemic enzyme complex. With 18 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Jolene has a BSc. Geophysics and numerous health, nutrition, and fitness certifications. She loves learning about the latest scientific breakthroughs in the health field and making healthy living easy and fun for everyone.    
10/15/201837 minutes, 46 seconds
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Top 9 Keto Apps

I’m not a big app guy, instead preferring to keep a loose running tally of how I’m eating, training, and living, but my understanding is that kids these days love smartphone apps. Besides, I often forget that not everyone lives and breathes this stuff. Not everyone geeks out over all the minutiae and maintains an extensive database of keto and Primal-related errata in their heads. So today, I’m giving you a list of the top 9 keto (and keto-relevant) apps. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)