Primal Blueprint Podcast

By Mark Sisson

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The Primal Blueprint Podcast - On how to be healthy, strong, fit, happy and productive with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice as possible. With Mark Sisson and guests.

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#256: Losing Belly Fat at 50
44:21

Brad tees up this Q&A show with an opening blast referencing Deepak Chopra and "youthful spirit" as the #1 longevity marker, how an overly strict and regimented approach to keto can lead to burnout, and why fitness enthusiasts carry excess body fat despite devoted attention to consistent workouts and portion control. A question comes in about belly fat concerns, and lengthy commentary is offered about how to right this ship - for both men and women - before it's too late. Yes, visceral fat is scary stuff. Accumulate a little and you predispose to accumulating more. Fix it with keto and sprinting! Brad discusses some of the awesome Keto Reset Mastery Course content and offers up a 20% discount during the show! Send your questions/comments/feedback to info@ketoreset.com

Jun 20, 2018
#255: James Broderick
01:03:54
Elle Russ chats with James Kevin Broderick - a Silicon Valley ancestral health coach, rewilding advocate, and 21st-century hunter-gatherer-gardener. James has a long history in the natural foods and supplement realm where his passion for teaching others about alternative health and wellness began. He is also creator and host of the Ancestral Health Radio podcast, where James interviews today’s leaders in nutrition, movement, and lifestyle on topics that bridge the divide between modern technology and our inherent ancestral wisdom. James’s purpose is to rehabilitate domesticated humans so that they may safely, and consciously, re-enter the wild. Explore more of your innate human wildness at www.ancestralhealthradio.com
 
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Jun 18, 2018
#254: Keto Q&A
46:08

Host Brad Kearns dives into the increasingly deep mailbag and pulls out some excellent keto-related questions from real life enthusiasts trying to do the best they can with keto. Brad addresses numerous questions of significance to all enthusiasts, and there are some good practical takeaways from this show. If you have questions, comments, feedback, please email info@ketoreset.com. Enjoy the show and please take the time to leave a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and spread the word to your peeps on social media.

Jun 13, 2018
#253: Karen Martel
57:55
Elle Russ chats with Karen Martel - a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring he knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women's health and weight management.  Karen's passion lies in helping women break through weight loss resistance and find their personal weight loss code through nutrition, digestive health, hormone optimization, and managing stress.  Karen is the founder of the On Track meal planning and group coaching program and host of the On Track video podcast on YouTube. 
 
Elle Russ and Karen Martel have teamed up as co-hosts for a FREE online event called The Women's Empowerment Project:  RISE UP & KICK ASS! Sign up for FREE at www.RiseUpKickAss.com and join them for a month-long online Video interview summit from June 17th, 2018 through July 7th, 2018.  You will get access to inspiring video interviews with incredible guest speakers, Topics include Happiness, Law Of Attraction, Health, Sexuality, Money, and more!  Our mission is to inspire women to go within and change their lives for the better in order to be the most confident and happy version they can be :-)
 
 
Jun 11, 2018
#252: Keto Q&A
52:29

Host Brad Kearns dives into the increasingly deep mailbag and pulls out some excellent keto-related questions from real life enthusiasts trying to do the best they can with keto. Brad addresses numerous questions of significance to all enthusiasts, and there are some good practical takeaways from this show. If you have questions, comments, feedback, please email info@ketoreset.com. Enjoy the show and please take the time to leave a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and spread the word to your peeps on social media.

Jun 06, 2018
#251: Dr. Aaron Grossman, MD
52:09

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Aaron Grossman, MD - the Founder of CHEKD, America's #1 Optimization & Personalized Health company, helping top performers reach optimal levels of performance. CHEKD clients are having the best periods of performance in their entire careers after working with CHEKD.

After graduating Medical School at the prestigious University of Florida in 2014, Dr. Grossman jumped right into the entrepreneurial space, growing CHEKD nationally to help NFL & MLB athletes, Top Realtors, Inc. & Forbes Magazine-featured Entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEO's, and other renowned Physicians reach the Top 3% of their fields. Dr. Grossman has authored and published research in Blood Biomarkers, Robotic Surgery, Cancer, Kidney Disease and Male Health which has appeared in renowned publications such as the Journal of Urology.

His pioneering approach in the fields of Hormone, Anti-Inflammatory & Metabolic Optimization incorporated with the latest technology are setting the bar for Health Optimization and adding actual years to the lives of CHEKD clients.

Selected Links - Connect with Dr. Aaron Grossman:
CHEKD
Facebook 
Instagram
Twitter

Jun 04, 2018
Summer Reset: 30 Days, 30 Actions
07:55

We’re almost halfway through 2018. History is accelerating. New advances, technology, scientific findings, and social changes are occurring faster than ever before. There’s never any time like the present, but these days it feels like the present is slipping away at an exponential rate. This is no time to be resting on your laurels, biding your time, or waiting to see what happens. It’s time to act. It’s time to make the changes you’ve been mulling over, the ones you know in your heart are the right moves to make.

To help you on your way, I’ve put together a 30-day action plan for the month of June. No one has to follow this to the letter, or even at all, but use it as a template or inspiration. Wake up on June 12 swelling with energy and unsure how to direct it? Check out the action plan. Feeling a bit lazy on June 19? See what the action plan recommends; it may resonate.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 31, 2018
#250: Brad's Intuitive Approach to Keto
25:30

Host Brad Kearns talks about the recent excitement of the new Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook and upcoming Keto Reset Diet Cookbook. Brad talks about his recent intuitive and varied dietary approach, featuring alternatively prolonged morning fasts as well as a morning super nutrition green smoothie. Brad’s trying to start his digestive circadian rhythm for high energy mornings, and also get an abundance of concentrated nutrition with the greens and the specialized performance/recovery agents in the smoothie. Fasted mornings deliver the often-detailed benefits of optimized fat burning and metabolic function, including autophagy—the natural cellular detoxification process. The smoothie helps with athletic performance and recovery and overall nutritional quality of my diet. Brad encourages you to experiment with different eating strategies and assess results, and avoid a stressful, regimented approach that often pervades the keto scene because the dietary guidelines are so distinct. 

May 30, 2018
8 Misconceptions About Fiber
15:15

The tricky thing about fiber is that it’s not a monolith. There are dozens of varieties. Some of them perform similar functions in the body, but others have extremely unique effects. Some rend your colonic lining to stimulate lubrication. Some turn into gelatinous slurries. But we can’t talk about fiber without understanding that the word describes a variety of compounds. As such, anyone making declarative statements about “fiber” without differentiating between the different types and their effects isn’t being accurate (except for me in that exact sentence).

This leads to a lot of confusion. People make blanket statements that might be true for some types of fibers and incorrect for others.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 30, 2018
#249: Wendy Meyers
39:37
Elle Russ chats with Wendy Myers is the founder of Liveto110.com and MineralPower.com. She is a detox guru, functional diagnostic nutritionist and NES Bioenergetic Practitioner in Los Angeles, Ca. She is the #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue. She uses Hair Mineral Analysis and other functional medical tests to design custom Mineral Power detox programs. Passionate about the importance of detox to live a long disease-free life, she is a sought-after speaker, appearing on countless summits and podcasts. She is the host of the popular Live to 110 Podcast. In 2018, she will unveil the Detox Institute to teach practitioners how to properly use and interpret toxic metals tests like hair mineral analysis, urine and stool tests.
 
May 28, 2018
Gaining (and Maintaining) Wisdom From Life Experience
06:08

My staff and I are quite close. Things stay busy these days, so there isn’t a lot of downtime, but I’ve worked with some of these folks for over a decade. We don’t discuss every grisly detail of our lives with each other. But we do share. We care about each other.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 24, 2018
#248: Keto Q&A
40:18

Host Brad Kearns dives into the increasingly deep mailbag and pulls out some excellent keto-related questions from real life enthusiasts trying to do the best they can with keto. Brad addresses numerous questions of significance to all enthusiasts, and there are some good practical takeaways from this show. If you have questions, comments, feedback, please email info@ketoreset.com. Enjoy the show and please take the time to leave a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and spread the word to your peeps on social media.

May 23, 2018
The Carnivore Diet: Pros, Cons, and Suggestions
12:36

All-meat diets are growing in popularity. There are the cryptocurrency carnivores. There’s the daughter of the ascendant Jordan B. Peterson, Mikhaila Peterson, who’s using a carnivorous diet to stave off a severe autoimmune disease that almost killed her as a child. The most prominent carnivore these days, Dr. Shawn Baker (who appears to eat only grilled ribeyes (at home) and burger patties (on the go), recently appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience and Robb Wolf’s podcast, and is always breaking world records on the rower. Tons of other folks are eating steak and little else—and loving it. There are Facebook groups and subreddits and Twitter subcultures devoted to carnivorous dieting.

What do I think?

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 23, 2018
#247: Dr. Alvin Danenberg DDS
55:53

Elle Russ chats with fellow Primal Health Coach Dr. Alvin Danenberg DDS - otherwise known as Dr. Dan to his patients. He divides his career into two periods: before and after a unique periodontal laser procedure coupled with the dynamics of ancestral nutrition. The laser-based LANAP® protocol and the importance of ancestral nutrition, he believes, are revolutionizing the treatment of gum disease.

His book, Crazy-Good Living, is based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle. It incorporates his Four Pillars of Health: (1) nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods, (2) restorative sleep, (3) efficient exercise, and (4) stress reduction.

Dr. Dan’s passion for periodontics in general, combined with evolutionary nutrition and lifestyle, is palpable. He currently sees patients at Bluffton Center for Dentistry in Bluffton, SC. To further his education in ancestral nutrition and lifestyle, he received advanced training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. In 2014, he received a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner designation and then the Primal Health Coach Certification. In 2015, he was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine and created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. Then, in April 2017, he earned the designation of “ADAPT Trained Health Professional from Kresser Institute, the only functional medicine, and evolutionary health training company”.

Selected Links:
Dr. Dan's Website
Dr. Dan's Book Crazy-Good Living 

Connect with Show Host Elle Russ:
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The Paleo Thyroid Solution
ElleRuss.com

May 21, 2018
11 (Non-Dietary) Actions That Enhance Insulin Sensitivity
07:04

Insulin does a lot of important things for us. It pulls glucose from the blood and fritters it away into our cells to be burned for energy or stored as glycogen. It prevents hyperglycemic toxicity to neurons, pancreatic cells, the arterial walls and the generation of excessive levels of reactive oxygen species. It even promotes muscle protein synthesis and helps augment muscular hypertrophy, especially following resistance training. Clearly, we need insulin. Without it, we’d die, as type 1 diabetics readily do without an exogenous source.

But this process goes off the rails when our cells become resistant to the effect of insulin over time. We secrete too much. Our levels remain elevated. It becomes harder to burn body fat. In fact, we end up in even more efficient fat storage mode.

I’ve shared about nutritional means to enhance insulin sensitivity in the past. What about other non-dietary strategies?

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 17, 2018
Intermittent Fasting for Women: What We Know Now
16:43

This is an updated version of a Dear Mark column from 2012. You can find the original version archived here. The below has been completely updated for 2018.

The blank slate hypothesis has fallen. Everyone comes into this world imbued with attributes, characteristics, and predilections that are uniquely theirs. We’re all humans, but we’re a diverse bunch, and that makes it interesting. And though it also makes giving cookie cutter health advice impossible, I just take that as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and provide actionable advice that genuinely helps real people.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 16, 2018
#246: Sydney Olson
33:25

Host Brad Kearns welcomes professional Parkour athlete and Hollywood stuntwoman Sydney Olson to discuss her unusual career and her amazing experience healing a severe head injury quickly with keto.

Sydney, 25 and based in Los Angeles, has parlayed her penchant for the offbeat activity of Parkour into an actual career. For the uninformed, you have to visit Sydney’s YouTube channel to believe it! Parkour is like a gymnastics meet using real-world infrastructure as equipment. Participants flip, fly, and jump off, over and around buildings, walls, railings and anything else. Her demo reel is only 1:25 long and will blow your mind!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LGkG_oXR7Q

Parkour has actual professional competitions. At a major event in Greece, Sydney was severely injured by an unusual freak accident just before the competition. After successfully completing a trick, she lost her balance and fell several feet backward, landing on her head. She endured post-concussion syndrome pain such as recurring headaches, dizziness, and vomiting. In the months that followed, things weren’t right and her work production was compromised. After a friend suggested keto, she experienced a radical turnaround in her health in only a couple weeks, virtually eliminating the painful neurological symptoms. As Keto Reset enthusiasts understand, her improvement was likely due to the profound anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective benefits of keto. Her traumatized brain was getting more oxygen by burning the cleaner fuel source that is keto, while anti-inflammatory signaling was happening at the genetic level.

Enjoy as Sydney discusses her unusual career path, where she once was lit on fire and jumped into a swimming pool for the benefit of Hollywood cameras. Skeptics can dismiss keto as too extreme and too much bacon and butter, but when you can quickly enhance brain function and recover from a traumatic brain injury, it’s quite a profound endorsement for the ketogenic diet…

May 16, 2018
#245: Wayne Levine
55:48
Elle Russ chats with Wayne Levine, the director of BetterMen Coaching. Wayne has been mentoring men for over 25 years - individually and in groups.  Currently traveling the world, he continues to coach men via Skype - to help them be the best men, fathers, husbands and leaders they can be. Wayne is also the author of the best-selling book Hold On to Your N.U.T.s - The Relationship Manual for Men. From navigating divorce to finding an authentic spiritual path, Wayne’s personal experiences and breakthroughs guide him intuitively to help men find their truth and a greater sense of freedom as they journey through life, career, relationships, and spiritual awakening.

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May 14, 2018
Do Coffee Brewing Methods Matter For Health?
10:27

Coffee is a perpetual topic of interest, and for good reason: Almost everyone drinks it, almost everyone is passionate about it, and it’s pretty darn good for you. A recent post covered whether coffee breaks a fast or not. Before that, I told you how to make your coffee healthier. And on a regular basis, I cover something coffee-related in the weekly Dear Mark. One aspect of coffee I’ve never explored, however, is how coffee preparation and processing affects its health effects.

What’s healthier—filtered or unfiltered? Dark roast or light roast? Pre-ground or whole bean? French press or drip? Let’s get to it.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 10, 2018
Can a Vegan Go Keto?
12:43

Absolutely! Anyone can go keto, including vegans. They might not be able to stay vegan, but they can certainly go keto. Nothing stopping them. The more the merrier.

Jokes aside. Can someone go keto while remaining vegan?

That’s a tougher problem. Not intractable. But real tough.

Why is it so hard?

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 09, 2018
#244: Introducing the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook and How To Do Keto The Right Way, With Dr. Lindsay Taylor
56:53

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Primal’s own Dr. Lindsay Taylor, the renaissance woman of keto, endurance, and culinary excellence, to discuss the imminent launch of The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook. This book, by Mark Sisson with Lindsay and Layla McGowan, leverages the popularity of the New York Times bestseller, The Keto Reset Diet and the Instant Pot multiuse electric pressure cooker. Lindsay talks about the best uses of the Instant Pot for both quick, convenient snacks and meals and creative gourmet meals—of which the book covers the full spectrum. Take advantage of early order bonus offer items at ketoreset.com/instantpot.

The pair then transition into a discussion of the best practices for ketogenic eating, including: taking your time to become fat adapted and not trigger the fight or flight response to make glucose; dispelling the misconception that keto is about stuffing your face with fat; understanding the evolutionary adaptation of keto entailed fasting/starvation/calorie restriction to enter ketosis; scrutinizing the articles slamming keto as unsustainable or even dangerous; why “plant-based” and keto can be one and the same; and how to avoid the pscyhological stress of both an overly-strict approach on one side, and an overly loosey-goosey approach on the other side—both of which increase stress and push you toward sugar burning. Enjoy this informative show!

May 09, 2018
#243: Lisa Nichols
01:00:04
Elle Russ chats with Lisa Nichols - one of the world’s most requested motivational speakers, as well as a media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences breakthrough, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential. *On today's episode, Lisa reveals something big and surprising that she has never spoken about publicly before - tune in!

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Inc. – one of the country’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies – Lisa has helped develop workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of men and women and altered the trajectory of businesses throughout the country and across the world.

Lisa is also a best-selling author of six books, and her 7th book ABUNDANCE NOW, published by HarperCollins. In ABUNDANCE NOW, Lisa continues her journey with her fans, providing a clear and practical blueprint for personal success, drawn directly from the life experiences of its beloved author. ABUNDANCE NOW is the follow-up to Lisa’s New York Times bestseller, NO MATTER WHAT.

Lisa has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, the Steve Harvey Show, and Extra – just to name a few, and is also celebrated for the impact she has on the lives of teens. Through Lisa’s non-profit foundation Motivating the Teen Spirit, she has touched the lives of 211,650 teens, prevented over 3,800 teen suicides, supported 2,500 dropouts in returning to school, and has helped thousands reunite with families.

Among the prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon Lisa for her extensive work is the Humanitarian Award from the country of South Africa, The Ambassador Award, and the LEGO Foundation‘s Heart of Learning Award. The City of Henderson, Nevada named November 20th as Motivating the Teen Spirit Day; and the City of Houston, Texas named May 9th as Lisa Nichols Day for her dedication to service philanthropy and healing.

Lisa lives, plays and works in the greater San Diego, California area and on stages around the world, working alongside her world-class team committed to Motivating the Masses.

Selected Links:
 
LISA'S FREE ABUNDANCE CHECKLIST

Lisa on Instagram

 
May 07, 2018
A Primal Primer: Lymphatic Health
13:09

I get more questions these days about lymphatic health—particularly lymphedema. Sometimes it’s an issue related to a reader’s cancer recovery or a co-occurring symptom seen with a loved one’s other health concerns. While I might take up specific conditions in future posts (let me know if you have suggestions there), I thought I’d spend today taking apart the basics of lymphatic health. As with many of the body’s core operating functions, the real story often gets camouflaged within vague, consumer-based terms that end up being only medically tangential. Consider today’s post a trip into the weeds and (maybe) the beginning of an ongoing conversation on the topic.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 03, 2018
The (Maybe Not So) Definitive Guide to Cold Therapy
25:59

Cold is really catching these days. Aubrey Marcus, whom I recently filmed a nice podcast with, was asked about his winning daily behaviors on another show. The very first thing he mentioned was “exposure to cold.” His practice is finishing his morning shower with a three-minute stint at full cold setting. He mentioned the hormonal benefits but also the mental edge he gets from psyching up and accepting the challenge instead of wimping out. He also cited research that people who engage in therapeutic cold exposure catch fewer upper respiratory infections. Hence, like many other elements of conventional wisdom, the old wives tale is backwards. Of course, we are talking about acute and optimal duration cold exposure, not prolonged exposure to elements that weaken your resistance and contribute to immune disturbances.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

May 02, 2018
#242: Elle & Brad Paleo F(x) Recap
54:55
Co-hosts Elle Russ and Brad Kearns provide an exciting account of the many highlights of the amazing 2018 Paleo F(x) show, April 27-29 in Austin, TX. They mention good stuff from Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Dr. Joe Mercola, Luis Villasenor and Elle's knockout inaugural presentation on all-things thyroid. Highlights from the informative Keto panel discussion and the endurance training panel discussion, where Brad and Mark and others talked about the importance of a relaxed approach to training and finding activities that get you into the flow state. They discuss the dynamic format of the show with indoor individual presentations and panel discussions, outdoor physical workshops, and the many interesting vendors from the show. 
 
Brad clears up the misconceptions around the booming popularity of exogenous ketone supplementation and discusses some best practices. The Primal Health Coach Tribe was out in full force, and had a fabulous lunchtime picnic, Ultimate Frisbee game with Mark, and running technique workshop with Brad. Elle talks about the importance of connection and group energy, mentioning the awesome VIP speaker party where she mingled with the coolest people on the planet, like the Lamberts of the Bee the Wellness podcast. Brad offers highlights from his video interview with the incomparable Luis Villasenor of Ketogains, including Luis's profound insight that if you are struggling with a dietary transition or keto adherence, just eat the same thing every day (with certainty on the macros) until you build some nice momentum. 
May 02, 2018
#241: Max Lugavere
31:14

Max Lugavere is the New York Times Bestselling author Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain For LifeAs a health and science journalist, Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast CompanyCNN, and the Daily Beast and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Dr. Oz ShowThe Rachael Ray Show, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is a sought-after nutrition expert, invited to lecture at esteemed academic institutions such as the New York Academy of Sciences and Weill Cornell Medicine, and has given keynotes at such events as the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. 

Apr 30, 2018
#240: Keto Q&A
51:29

Host Brad Kearns dives into the increasingly deep mailbag and pulls out some excellent keto-related questions from real life enthusiasts trying to do the best they can with keto. Brad addresses numerous questions of significance to all enthusiasts, and there are some good practical takeaways from this show. If you have questions, comments, feedback, please email info@ketoreset.com. Enjoy the show and please take the time to leave a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and spread the word to your peeps on social media

Apr 25, 2018
Does Coffee Break an Intermittent Fast?
09:50

This has got to be one of the most frequent questions I see:

“Does coffee break a fast?”

Let’s answer.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Apr 24, 2018
#239: Ken Berry, MD
01:05:34

 Elle Russ chats with Ken Berry MD, author of Lies My Doctor Told Me about ta variety of health topics - from sleep, ADD, parkinson's disease, to the carnivore diet. Dr. Berry has been practicing Family Medicine in rural Tennessee for over a decade.  He is board certified in Family Medicine and was recently awarded the degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Having seen over 20,000 patients of all ages over his career, he is uniquely qualified to advise on both acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Berry has focused on chronic disease caused by the Standard American Diet and Lifestyle and has made it his mission to turn the tide on the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes, chronic inflammation and dementia.  Dr. Berry has a variety of free YouTube videos on various topics.

Selected Links:

 
 
 
 

Connect with Show Host Elle Russ:
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The Paleo Thyroid Solution
ElleRuss.com

Apr 23, 2018
#238: Rob Rogers and Gary Millet
47:52
Host Brad Kearns talks to Rob Rogers and Gary Millet, Founders of the Real Ketones company, makers of the popular exogenous ketone supplement, Kegenix. Rob and Gary are ground floor guys, having developed a patent for ketone products in concert with noted researcher Dr. Dom D'Agostino. Rob and Gary talk through the best use of ketone supplements, including addressing some common objections and misconceptions about these products. 
 
This show gives you a nice overview of how targeted use of ketone supplements can help you address specific health concerns, help you adhere to a ketogenic diet and drop excess body fat accordingly, and also enhance athletic performance. Brad mentions he likes to consume ketone drinks before, during, and after high intensity sprint workouts, to afford cleaner burning fuel. Enjoy the show and send questions about ketone supplements or other keto related topics to info@ketoreset.com
 
Apr 18, 2018
The Roots of Depression: How Much Does Modern Culture Have to Do With It?
16:13

I can’t complain about my existence in modern culture. My life is great. I have a loving family. My kids are happy and successful. My wife is a friend and lover and confidante and partner. Business is good and interesting. I care about what I’m doing. Every day is meaningful—and unburdened by concerns around mental well-being. Depression isn’t an issue for me.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Apr 17, 2018
#237: Rob Mack
53:17

Elle Russ chats with Robert Mack, an ivy-league-educated Positive Psychology Expert, Executive Coach, Published Author of Happiness from the Inside Out, Celebrity Love Coach on E Network’s Famously Single and Host of Good Morning LaLa Land.

Robert writes and speaks to people about how to live happier lives from the inside, out. Robert’s work has been endorsed by Oprah and Vanessa Williams, among many others. has been a featured guest expert for shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Early Show, The Balancing Act, and AskHer.com and magazines like Self, Health, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Upscale.
 
Robert has also served as a National Media Spokesperson, Management Consultant, and Executive Coach for companies like Capital One, FitBit, Buffalo Wild Wings, Microsoft, Carnival Cruise Lines, Deloitte Consulting, McCormick & Spice, IFF, Plus Consulting, and Falcon Credit Management.

Robert was born in Pennsylvania. He was educated at Swarthmore College, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (M.A.P.P.), an ivy-league degree held by only a few dozen people in the world. Robert lives in Los Angeles.

 

SELECTED LINKS:

IG, FB and Twitter: robmackofficial
Apr 16, 2018
How Ancestry Might Inform Your Fat Choices
10:41

One of the more exciting developments over the past few years has been the explosion in population genetics research. People are a diverse lot, and even though we’re all people who essentially want the same things out of life (and we’re working with the same basic machinery), there’s a lot of wiggle room. It’s not just information for curiosity’s sake. The information researchers are uncovering about human ancestry can have real ramifications for how said humans should eat.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Apr 11, 2018
#236: Shawn Mynar
50:39

In today’s show, host Lindsay Taylor talks to Shawn Mynar, NTP, a holistic nutritionist whom you might know as the host of the popular podcast The Keto For Women Show. Shawn is an expert on helping women heal and achieve optimal health through a ketogenic diet and supportive lifestyle modifications. While Shawn’s practice focuses on helping women navigate the world of keto, the information in today’s show will be relevant to everyone! Some of the topics they cover include:

Who benefits from keto? What are the various motivations of the women with whom Shawn works to go keto?

 

Tips for making the transition to keto as smooth as possible. How do we set ourselves up for success? Are there things that women in particular might want to consider?

 

Are there “rules” for keto that we should all be following? How do you achieve “food freedom” or metabolic flexibility?

 

When it is better to try to heal yourself before making any major dietary changes, versus using dietary changes to heal yourself?

 

Analysis paralysis is real! What can people do to get going even if they feel overwhelmed by the transition to keto?

 

How does Shawn help people find the optimal number of calories to eat, the correct macros for their specific needs, etc.? Intuitive eating is the ultimate goal, but how do we get there, especially for people who have a history of yoyo dieting or people whose metabolisms aren’t otherwise healthy to start?

How does Shawn help her clients develop a mindset that leads to success?

 

MORE ABOUT SHAWN:

Shawn Mynar is a holistic nutritionist based out of Boulder, CO. After years of chronic health issues, Shawn was able to regain complete health by changing the food she puts on her plate, the lifestyle choices she makes, and the mindset she brings to daily life. She now has made it her life’s mission to help others understand and implement the power of using food as medicine, specifically with a high-fat, low-carb approach. She has an online holistic nutrition practice specializing in women’s health, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalances, and gut health. She also teaches a group class, The Fat Burning Female Project, that takes women through the process of becoming keto-adapted with a safe, effective approach. Shawn shares her knowledge and experiences with the masses on her website shawnmynar.com.

 

Apr 11, 2018
8 Recommendations: Insights and Trends in Ancestral Health Documentaries
08:14

Most people learn about ancestral health through books and blogs, which makes sense—Primal folks tend to be big readers, and the complexity and depth and constant evolution of the knowledge almost requires the written word for proper transmission. But a well-produced, beautiful film with great content has a unique effect on viewers. The combination of video and audio are more convincing than prose to our lizard brains, making documentaries a great vehicle for the introduction of a radically new idea. Skilled creators in the paleo space have taken note, producing some excellent ancestral health documentaries.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Apr 10, 2018
#235: Paul Robinson
01:09:21

Elle Russ chats with Paul Robinson - fellow thyroid patient and author of Recovering With T3: My Journey from Hypothyroidism to Good Health Using the T3 Thyroid Hormone. Paul became ill with hypothyroidism just before the age of 30. He is 60 this year (2018) and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on thyroid and adrenal dysfunction.  His scientific background enabled him to fight through the morass of misinformation and recover his health. Paul, was put on the most common thyroid treatment to begin with  - Levothyroxine (also known as Synthroid or T4). However, the majority of his symptoms remained, much like they do for many on T4-only therapy. Over time he became even more ill, with both low cortisol and low thyroid symptoms.

Paul saw many endocrinologists and doctors. Many of these were privately paid for, as he got more desperate and worried about losing his career. Eventually, he realized that he had to figure out what was wrong himself.  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". All of these were nonsense! Paul eventually recovered. But the costs were great. Over a 10-year period, the struggle had cost him his career, and relationships were damaged.  Paul's own family doctor at the time was so impressed with the work he had done to get well - she suggested he write about it.

In the Recovering with T3 he describes how he recovered from thyroid and adrenal hormone issues. Paul did get well again, after he had been written-off by numerous medical professionals. In the process of getting well he developed a safe protocol for using the T3 thyroid hormone (Liothyronine). This protocol is explained in detail in the Recovering with T3.  In order to fully recover he developed an innovative approach that he details in his second book Circadian T3 Method (CT3M) which can correct adrenal function in many cases.

Paul has now been taking T3-Only (T3-monotherapy) for over 20 years now. He has has worked with thousands of thyroid and adrenal patients, via many Internet forums, and some one-on-one coaching sessions. He knows that every individual thyroid patient needs a solution that suits him or her. All the thyroid hormone treatments have a role.  With good clinical judgment, and all the available thyroid treatments, there is no reason for anyone to continue without symptom relief.

Paul continues to be active as an advocate for thyroid patients through his website: http://recoveringwitht3.com. He also has a Facebook page where he posts relevant information from time to time:https://www.facebook.com/recoveringwitht3

Apr 09, 2018
#234: Keto Show Q&A
42:04
Host Brad Kearns starts off with a fake question he asks on his own behalf: Should a keto enthusiast fast in the morning or drink a macronutrient balanced, nutrient-dense green smoothie? This relates to Brad's recent experiment with increased caloric intake, inspired by his Primal Endurance show #133 with Dr. Tommy Wood. We get into the details of the autophagy benefits derived from both fasting and doing challenging workouts. Additional listener questions are covered, including one with some important commentary about sleep--the importance of darkness and the drawbacks of excess artificial light and digital stimulation after dark. Enjoy the show and send your questions for the keto-themed show to info@ketoreset.com
 
Apr 04, 2018
What Happens “After Keto”?
08:19

Google searches for this question have shot up in recent weeks. I’m not surprised. An unprecedented number of people went keto in January purely as a quick weight loss hack, and now they’re looking to transition off of “this weird diet.” Tortillas and bagels beckon, after all. This is the wrong way to approach keto—obviously. It’s not a quick hack. It isn’t magic, and if it were magic, the magic takes awhile to happen.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Apr 04, 2018
Women’s Fitness: Should It Change with Age?
10:53

Generally speaking, the basic Primal Blueprint for fitness and physical activity applies equally to men and women of all ages. Lifting heavy things works in everyone. Sprinting is a fantastic way—for anyone who’s able—to compress workouts and improve training efficiency. Improving one’s aerobic capacity through easy cardio doesn’t discriminate between the sexes. And everyone should walk, hike, garden, and perform as much low level physical activity as possible. These basic foundations—the 30,000 foot view of fitness—don’t really change across age or sex.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Apr 03, 2018
#233: Arriane Alexander
50:04

Elle Russ chats with Arriane Alexander about putting yourself out there in the social media world through video! Arriane is a “rock your life coach” and has a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. She helps entrepreneurs step into new possibilities so they can create a life and career they’ve always dreamed of. She spent over 12 years as a high level executive in the fashion business and walked away from that successful career to follow a heartfelt dream of succeeding in the entertainment industry and as a transformational Life Coach. Today, she works consistently as an Actor on TV shows like Justified, Grey’s Anatomy and The People vs O.J. Simpson. She is also the Host of two TV shows, and has booked numerous TV commercials. In other words, she has created the life of her dreams, and as a Rock Your Life coach for over a decade, she helps women do the same in a fun, inspired, and transformative way.  She works with clients all over the world –Entrepreneurs, Health and Fitness Experts, and Executives to help them overcome their fears, self-doubt and any other obstacles blocking their path, to create the foundation for their new life, and a journey to take them there.

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Apr 02, 2018
#232 (Keto): Brad’s Experiment With Increased Caloric Intake
25:05

Host Brad Kearns talks about his month-long and still running experiment with increasing his overall caloric intake (and consequently allowing for an increase in carbohydrate intake). The experiment was inspired by his NourishBalanceThrive.com consultation with Dr. Tommy Wood, the content of which was presented on a previous Primal Endurance Podcast. Brad’s detailed NourishBalanceThrive test results suggested some deficiencies that might be righted with custom supplements as well as a superfood “green” smoothie.

Brad embarked on a grand experiment to significantly increase his overall food intake—of course focusing on highly nutritious foods with little or no empty calories. Brad reports an improvement in athletic performance and especially recover. He went all-in with this test, including indulging in fabulous Las Vegas buffets, occasional carb binges, and big-time green smoothies in the morning. The early results of the experiment pose an interesting question: could there be a different set of rules and decision-making processes for someone in the category of optimal body fat, good blood numbers, and ambitious athletic goals, versus someone with metabolic damage and/or wanting to reduce excess body fat? Brad and Dr. Lindsay will look into this matter with further research and self-experimentation (stay tuned for a future show where Lindsay varies fat intake up and down from daily expenditure level to track effects on blood ketones). 

Mar 28, 2018
5 Studies I’d Like to See
09:42

Imagine money is no object. Imagine you wield absolute control over the scientific community and can direct it to run whichever study you desire. If you can dream it up, they’ll get the subjects, produce the money, and make it happen. All you need to come up with is the overarching design. What would you choose? What do you wonder? What questions do you want answered once and for all?

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Mar 27, 2018
#231: Lauren Lobley
29:00

Elle Russ chats with Lauren Lobley - author of The Accidental Paleo: Easy Vegetarian Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle.  Lauren is a Canadian born-and-raised former pastry chef turned healthy chef. Together with her husband, Ted, and 22-month-old daughter, Madison Grace, they run and operate a yoga studio in Malibu, California, where Lauren provides the freshly baked vegan gluten-free granola, and Ted teaches the best class on this side of Malibu.

 After culinary school, she joined the ranks and worked her way up as head baker to celebrity chef and Food Network star, Duff Goldman, churning out thousands of cakes a week at his West Hollywood location. Realizing how terrible she felt by consuming so much gluten, dairy, and sugar, Lauren began recipe testing with one goal in mind: to make healthy food taste good. She blogged about her experience on her website, Delectable You, and began featuring her recipes both on that site and on her increasingly popular YouTube channel.

 

Mar 26, 2018
Can Keto Actually Work For Hard-Training Endurance or Power/Strength Athletes?
21:04

Keto is red hot these days, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Call it the latest dietary fad, but keep in mind a great insight Robb Wolf told Joe Rogan on his podcast: keto was “likely the default human metabolic state” over the past 2.5 million years of human evolution. Only with the extremely recent (on the evolutionary timeline) advent of civilization have we been stuffing our faces with carbs and snuffing out our magnificent ability to generate ketones as a clean-burning alternative fuel source to dietary carbohydrates. And we certainly were compelled to evolve a highly efficient mechanism to keep our high energy demand brains fueled with glucose or the glucose-like substitute of ketones at all times—for this was a matter of life or death in primal times. When our ancestors were starving, they needed to keep working hard, and concentrating hard, to find food!

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Mar 21, 2018
#230 (Keto): Megan Roberts (née Hall)
01:01:13

Megan Roberts (née Hall) is the Scientific Director of Nourish Balance Thrive. In September, 2017, she co-authored a paper that was published in the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism entitled A Ketogenic Diet Extends Longevity and Healthspan in Adult Mice that was widely commended in the scientific community. In this podcast, Megan sits down with host Lindsay Taylor to discuss her program of research and the most important and exciting findings from that study. They talk about the difference between lifespan and healthspan (hint: you want both) and the evidence for how a low-carb ketogenic diet can contribute to both.

 

Taking a step back, Megan gives a brief lesson in Research Methods 101: What are the benefits and limitations of non-human research (e.g., studies conducted on mice)? Where can we and where should we not extrapolate from this type of research to human interventions? What do we know and what do we not know at this point about the ketogenic diet? Finally, Megan tells us what advice she gives people who are interested in adopting a ketogenic lifestyle and why it doesn’t work to try to micromanage your diet.

 
Mar 21, 2018
A Look At Swerve Sweetener
07:33

As we move into a new era of health awareness, there’s more variety than ever available to us. Overall, this is a very good thing—the average Primal consumer now has far greater access to a wider range of organic, free range, pastured, GMO-free, wholesome foods and products.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Mar 20, 2018
#229: Daniel Thomas Hind
01:03:33

Elle Russ chats with Daniel Thomas Hind - the founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational weight loss and lifestyle coaching company designed to help overwhelmed individuals solve their eating, food and dieting problems. Over the past few years Daniel has specialized in helping busy executives and high performers become more productive at work and create more meaningful lives by prioritizing their health and overcoming unhealthy eating habits. And here’s the kicker...he’s figured out how to make the process fun, so that it lasts forever. Every week, tens of thousands of people read Daniel’s material to learn how to use psychology, mindset and healthy habits to live a more meaningful life.

Mar 19, 2018
Is the Autoimmune Protocol Right For You?
11:54

If you think going Primal is restrictive, the autoimmune protocol is downright draconian. But this is by design. The entire point of an autoimmune Primal/paleo protocol is to eliminate all the foods with the potential to trigger any allergenic, autoimmune, or inflammatory responses. That leaves out a lot of delicious foods, many of your favorites—but it can be a powerful way to assess your sensitivities, target the root causes of mysterious health problems, and illuminate a path forward. It gets you back to square one. A fresh start, a wiped slate.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Mar 14, 2018
#228 (Keto): Leanne Vogel
47:52

In this episode, Lindsay Taylor sits down with Leanne Vogel, author of the popular book The Keto Diet and host of The Keto Diet Podcast. Listen in as Lindsay and Leanne chat about Leanne's journey from vegan blogger to becoming a respected leader in the ketogenic diet community, their personal philosophies about how to adopt a ketogenic diet and lifestyle in a healthy manner, and the stumbling blocks they see people--especially women--encounter along the way. Hear how Leanne used a ketogenic diet to reclaim her health after years of struggling with chronic health issues faced by many women today, and why she recommends a low-carb, high-fat approach for optimal health. Find Leanne at healthfulpursuit.com and on Instagram @healthfulpursuit. Connect with Lindsay via the Keto Reset Facebook group and on Instagram @theusefuldish. 

Mar 14, 2018
#227: Cavin Balaster
56:47

Elle Russ chats with Cavin Balaster about his experience sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury that left him comatose with less than a 10% chance of regaining consciousness beyond a vegetative state. Since waking up, he has devoted years to researching and connecting with doctors, professors, researchers, nutritionists, practitioners, and neuroscientists.  His book, How to Feed a Brain is the culmination of the nutritional tools that he has learned through this journey, presented as a user-friendly guide with handouts and web resources created to help anyone improve their brain function.

Mar 12, 2018
Why the Type of Folate You Take Matters
08:35

We have a problem. When discussing vitamin B9, common parlance is to use “folic acid” and “folate” interchangeably, as if the two are different terms for the same thing. Talk to most OB-GYNs about the type of vitamin B9 in your prenatal, and they’ll say the difference doesn’t matter. Look at the average nutrition label, and it’ll list folic acid rather than folate, even though it’s naturally occurring. They are not the same. The difference is meaningful. 

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Mar 08, 2018
#226 (Keto): How and When to Add Carbs Back During Keto
23:36

Host Brad Kearns discusses this common and perhaps over-analyzed topic of the role carbs play in your keto journey. This show attempts to simplify the issue, giving you some important concepts to consider while allowing you the freedom and flexibility to follow a strategy that works best for you. Brad discusses whether mornings or evenings are better for carbs, where pre- and post-workout fueling fits in, and also what are the best carbs to consume and which you should always avoid.

 

Mar 07, 2018
#225: Michelle and Keith Norris
01:13:06

Elle Russ chats with Keith and Michelle Norris - Keith is a former athlete, a military vet, and an elite strength and conditioning expert with over 35 years of experience.  His wife Michelle is a former corporate warrior and a trained chef.  Keith and Michelle are serial entrepreneurs who are best-known in the ancestral community as the founders of the largest Paleo conference in the world, Paleo f(x)™ .   As well, Keith is a partner in one of the most innovative lines of boutique training studios in the nation, Efficient Exercise.   He’s also a partner in ARXFit training equipment, and a founding member of ID Life. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice. Michelle recently developed a new website dedicated to breaking the bonds of the obstacles that hold us back and keep our should from soaring called www.ZeroGravitySoul.com

Mar 05, 2018
Alternative Therapies For ADHD: Part 2
14:04

With 6.1 million children in this country bearing a past or present ADHD diagnosis, it’s little wonder folks had a lot to say in the initial post I did on the subject a few months back.  For the most part, people were pumped to discover new potential therapies for themselves or loved ones, or at the very least to find validation in their own hunt for side effect free ADHD treatment. Others questioned the validity of certain alternative approaches, and still more posed questions about other treatments they’d heard about or were interested in.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Mar 01, 2018
#224 (Keto): How to Make It to the 6-Week Mark With Nutritional Ketosis
18:29

Host Brad Kearns offers some important tips to make your first foray into nutritional ketosis a success. As you may know, the complete Keto Reset journey entails a 21-Day Metabolism Reset, a fine-tuning period of morning fasting, followed by a minimum 6-week stint of nutritional ketosis. Regardless of your long-term keto strategy, completing a single Keto Reset journey and staying keto for at least six weeks affords you the highest level of metabolic flexibility, which you can leverage into long-term benefits. Even when well prepared, it can be tough to make it through the initial weeks of keto, since you are making such a dramatic transition from your lifelong #1 fuel source of glucose over to fat and ketones. Follow the guidelines offered in the show to make sure you succeed out of the gate and hang in to the magic six-week mark and perhaps beyond (since it gets super easy by then!)

Feb 28, 2018
Slow Moving Training: Yoga
12:03

I like intensity when I train. Lifting heavyrunning sprints, playing Ultimate Frisbee. I keep it brief, and the foundation is always a lot of slow movement throughout the day—easy runs, long walks or hikes, rarely sitting—but I go hard when I “work out.”

What if you were to go slow, on purpose?

Entire schools of physical culture are founded upon slow, deliberate movements. They squash momentum and lambast rapidity. They’re difficult in a different way. They require patience and fortitude.

Take yoga.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Feb 27, 2018
#223: Norm Robillard
01:09:56

Elle Russ chats with Norm Robillard, Ph.D., Founder of the Digestive Health Institute and a leading gut health expert. He turned his own suffering from chronic acid reflux into a mission to create the drug and antibiotic free Fast Tract Diet for functional gastrointestinal disorders, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and related health conditions. The Fast Tract Diet was presented at the Digestive Disease Week in 2013 to provide an alternative treatment to gastroenterologists for SIBO related conditions which affect over 100 million people in the US alone. The diet has been endorsed by the New York Times Best Seller Co-author - Dr. Michael Eades, GI Surgeon - Dr. Alan Hu, many certified nutritionists and healthcare providers. Dr. Norm consults with people around the globe for their digestive and related health issues. You can download his free ebook here

Feb 26, 2018
Restless Legs Syndrome: Causes, Factors and Treatments
15:10

For anyone who’s experienced it, the frustration can be miserable. The countless tossing and turning, the minutes that tick by (turning into hours), and you STILL haven’t gotten a modicum of decent sleep. No matter how hard you try to ignore it, that urge to constantly move or stretch your legs just won’t let up.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

 

 

Feb 22, 2018
Does the Fasting Mimicking Diet Live Up to the Hype?
08:54

Valter Longo is a leading fasting researcher. Since the early 2000s, he’s been one of the top guys running legitimate fasting studies in cancer patients, regular people, and, of course, rodents. He’s gotten great results, elucidating the idea that fasting causes human cells and tissues to enter “survival mode” which allowed them to survive the withering effects of cancer treatment. I’ve cited many of his studies in previous posts.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Feb 21, 2018
#222 (Keto): Straddling The Line Between OCD and Properly Disciplined
27:52

Host Brad Kearns, leverages the previous show, by acknowledging that we don’t want to be orthorexic and uptight about dietary patterns and biofeedback numbers, but we also don’t want to exhibit a loosey-goosey, “Hey, everything in moderation” attitude where we make an excuse or rationalization for our frequent departures from ideal dietary and lifestyle patterns and from our stated goals. Living in a manner incongruent with your stated goals is a source of massive pain to the human psyche. For keto to work, you have to be methodical in your approach, patient with your progress, and precise at times when it comes to macronutrient intake and awareness of where you stand on the stated keto guidelines. However, it’s very possible to cultivate a precise approach without being uptight. This show will give you some good pointers to chill and succeed while you’re at it!

 

Feb 21, 2018
10 Basic Human Skills the Younger Generation Isn’t Learning
10:42

There are many reasons to be thankful for the cushy existence modernity affords us. War and other extenuating circumstances aside, you probably don’t fear for your life on a daily basis. You have clean water to drink. Food is widely available, and it’s affordable. You survived infancy, childhood, and adolescence, which is quite special on a historical scale.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Feb 20, 2018
#221: Ken Berry, MD
53:47
Elle Russ chats with Ken Berry MD, author of Lies My Doctor Told Me about the health benefits of the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting  Dr. Berry has been practicing Family Medicine in rural Tennessee for over a decade.  He is board certified in Family Medicine and was recently awarded the degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Having seen over 20,000 patients of all ages over his career, he is uniquely qualified to advise on both acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Berry has focused on chronic disease caused by the Standard American Diet and Lifestyle and has made it his mission to turn the tide on the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes, chronic inflammation and dementia.  Dr. Berry has a variety of free YouTube videos on various topics.
Feb 19, 2018
Rapid Fire Questions and Answers: Getting Wild
12:54

Last month, you asked a ton of great questions in the comment section of my post on reclaiming your wildness and being less civilized, covering everything from rock climbing to role playing games, grappling to kung fu, walking meditation to grounding. For today’s post, I’m answering as many of them as I can.

Let’s get right to the questions.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Feb 15, 2018
The Definitive Guide to Chocolate
17:19

Ah, chocolate. What a life.

According to the Aztecs, the great feathered serpent god of wisdom and creation known as Quetzalcoatl introduced the cocoa bean to mankind. It’s likelier that it originated in the Amazon rainforest and wound its way north to Mesoamerica, whose inhabitants figured out they could domesticate, ferment, roast, crush, and mix cocoa with water, chilies, and spices to produce a bitter, intoxicating drink. It then took a boat across the Atlantic, learning Spanish along the way. Europe wasn’t sure what to make of the bitterness until someone spilled a little sugar into the drink. Cocoa quickly swept across the continent, giving rise to large corporations that persist to this day, like Cadbury, Nestle, Hershey, and Lindt.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Feb 14, 2018
#220 (Keto): Avoiding an OCD Approach to Keto
23:05

Yes, there is such a thing as an overly analytical approach to keto and health and fitness goals in general, where you compromise your intuitive abilities and obsess too much on the details. The massive amount of information we are exposed to on a daily basis and can obtain with a few clicks can result in the disease of TMI—too much information! Host Brad Kearns talks about how to avoid the traps of an overly obsessive, overly analytical approach, instead focusing on the big picture items. For example, if you are precise about macronutrient intake guidelines but are skimping on sleep, you don’t pass Go nor collect $200. Instead, cultivate an intuitive approach and trust yourself as the world’s #1 expert on your own diet, fitness and lifestyle practices. Learn from experience and recalibrate without feeling too stressed or like you failed in a quest for perfection.

Feb 14, 2018
#219: Vanessa & Adam Lambert
51:13

Elle Russ chats with Vanessa & Adam Lambert of Bee The Wellness - an innovative personal coaching company based in California. This couple has been living and working in the Paleo/Primal world for nearly 10 years now, helping to educate and empower clients on their personal journeys to optimal health. they have amazing and and some exotic bee the wellness retreats, and a lot of ways to support you on your health journey. welcome back...or...welcome home.

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Bee The Wellness Website
Bee - Fest 2018

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Feb 12, 2018
8 Herbs and Spices You (Likely) Aren’t Using—and Should
07:54

Readers, especially those new to Primal eating, frequently request quick and easy ideas for ancestral cooking. While new recipes may be inspiring, sometimes expanding your kitchen repertoire doesn’t require whole new meals—but new flavors you can infuse into multiple recipes you’ve already mastered. More than just another ingredient to extend the cooking process, herbs and spices are quick, inexpensive additions that can literally transform just about any Primal meal. Parsley and cinnamon need no introduction, but how well acquainted are you with sumac and fenugreek? When was the last time you added lemon balm or Mexican oregano to a recipe?

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Feb 08, 2018
Keto and Type 2 Diabetes
08:43

If you think of Type 2 diabetes as carbohydrate intolerance, the natural dietary response should be to restrict the offending dietary component. And when this occurs—when diabetic patients restrict carbs—their symptoms improve, often to a greater degree than diabetic patients on other diets. Keto restricts more carbs than even other low-carb diets, so on the face of things, keto seems great for diabetes. 

Let’s take a closer look.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Feb 07, 2018
#218 (Keto): Dr Cate Shanahan, Part 2
36:30

Co-hosts Brad Kearns and Dr. Lindsay Taylor welcome Dr. Cate Shanahan back for a second show where Cate discusses blood testing, fasting, meal timing, and how variation in meal patterns affects metabolic function. Cate proposes the compelling premise that “meal timing” is so important that it can be considered the “fourth macronutrient.” As you can read in the Keto Reset Diet, Cate’s view on carbohydrates is that when consumed in and around strenuous workouts, they will go right into the “open glycogen suitcases” and not disturb your fat loss or keto goals. Listen carefully at regular speed and get tons of juicy tidbits and “wow’s!” from Cate. Learn about the give and take between fasting/calorie restriction/autophagy and the anabolic effects of getting ample calories and nutrients. Learn about how to break through weight loss plateaus with anabolic periods (listen “Brad’s Experiment” show for more details)

Feb 07, 2018
#217: Kale Brock
57:21

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Kale Brock from a natural setting in Australia, amidst the noisy cicada beetles chirping in the background. Kale is on an awesome global adventure to discover the secrets of the gut microbiome, and has just released his wildly popular Australian book to the USA market, The Gut Healing Protocol: An 8-week holistic program to rebalance your microbiomeKale offered up some memorable insights and quotes in this lively discussion, such as: "You can't make informed decisions until you're informed."

Kale's quest to understand the important role of the gut microbiome in all aspects of health took him to Namibia to film a documentary called, The Gut Movie, which has been playing to sold out audiences throughout Australia. In this show, they discuss the miraculous results of FMT treatments (aka poop transplants). Kale talks about how most everyone has an imbalanced microbiome caused by antibiotic use (at any point in your life!), or obtaining antibiotics in food (eat organic animal products!) or tap water. Yes, we are all messed up, but gut problems manifest in assorted different ways. "Genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger" (Kale quoting another health expert).

Kale's holistic program includes getting BEEMS time: Breathe, Eat, Earth, Move, and Sunshine. The book discusses a healing protocol where you restrict certain foods for a short time and emphasize diverse plant intake, consume high quality probiotics, drink your bone broth, and try his favorite remedy of aloe vera and bovine colostrum. Here's a great analogy: The gut is like a screen door, designed to let in fresh air and sunshine but keep out insects and leaves and other debris from outside. Leaky gut is like a screen door with tears in it. If you have leaky gut, focus on that first. Eating healthy foods and probiotics may go to waste otherwise. Enjoy an extremely informative show, and check out the book. If you order directly from PrimalNutrition.com, we'll send a free bottle of Primal Probiotics! Just mention to live chat that you heard the host boast about the offer on this show.

 

What did Kale Brock's diagnosis of a heart problem as a youth teach him the importance of nutrition? [00:01:57]  

What got him to he investigating the role of gut health? [00:08:00] 

We can only make decisions on what we know now. [00:09:30] 

Some people have gut problems and don't know it. [00:13:07] 

How does the imbalance of microbiome affect our guts? [00:16:33] 

What is the best gut-healing protocol?. [00:21:33] 

What are some symptoms of gut dysfunction that an otherwise healthy person might have? [00:24:37] 

What about the holistic side of gut health? [00:28:00] 

How does this manifest itself? What is leaky gut? What about gluten?  [00:31:23] 

His favorite remedy is aloe vera and bovine colostrum. [00:39:39] 

What can one do to improve the effects of exercise and stress on your gut health?  [00:43:16] 

Kale's book and documentary have all these practical steps and new fascinating information. [00:48:31] 

FMT

Kale Brock

Feb 05, 2018
5 Suggestions for Becoming Less Civilized (and a Giveaway)
08:44

Civilization has given us great gifts. Infectious diseases rarely kill us anymore. We have hot running water that’s safe to drink (usually). We can go down to the market and buy a thousand different foods. Things are, for the most part, safe and comfortable. Of course, many of the benefits of civilization have been solutions to problems it introduced. That we rarely die from infectious disease is significant because the high population densities of early civilizations created such high infectious disease burdens; nomadic hunter gatherers didn’t have that issue. But there are benefits.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 31, 2018
#216 (Keto): Dr Cate Shanahan, Part 1
38:31

Co-hosts Brad Kearns and Dr. Lindsay Taylor welcome Dr. Cate Shanahan for a long-awaited grilling on assorted matters of keto that are often misunderstood and disputed. As always, Dr. Cate sets listeners straight with her crisp explanations and reasoning. Some of the topics discussed including the debate about the role of dietary fat in keto efforts (high fat intake does NOT drive keto; it’s low carb/limited insulin). Cate drops the whopper insight that in a fully fed state, the liver will not produce ketones, it will just convert extra fat calories into cholesterol. Folks, this is BIG NEWS because it shatters one of the big misconceptions that keto is about stuffing your face with fat or chugging down high-fat coffee in the name of keto. If you want to get a clear and comprehensive education on keto, you can’t miss this show! Other topics covered include the difference between burning fat and ketones, whether the numbers do or don’t matter, and much more from this lively roundtable with Cate, Lindsay, and Brad!

Jan 31, 2018
Primal Kitchen Efficiency: 13 Tips for Daily Organization and Smooth Cooking
09:13

Good cooking is art and science. You’re measuring, you’re tasting, you’re following recipes, you’re following intuition. You’re adding a dash of this, a level teaspoon of that. It’s clinical and sensual at once. For this kind of good cooking to occur, pleasurable cooking, the kitchen needs to disappear. It must get out of the way and become an extension of your body. You shouldn’t have to think about what to use or where to grab it; you just know it. A messy, disjointed lab or workspace is hell.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 30, 2018
#215: Ginny Gane
01:03:04

Elle Russ chats with Ginny Gane -  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. Ginny is also the co-host of the popular Manifest It Now podcast.

Jan 29, 2018
The Role of Supplementation in Keto: What’s Uniquely Useful
10:47

Yesterday, I explained my rationale for supplementation in a Primal lifestyle. Today, I’m going to get a bit more specific and discuss the role of supplementation on a keto diet. As a diet founded upon the restriction of an entire class of macronutrients, keto seems like the perfect candidate for stringent supplement requirements. And if you go around the web asking other people, you’ll find plenty of opinions, lists, and recommendations for this or that supplement that you absolutely must take or face certain death and disfigurement.

I disagree.

Done well, keto needs no overt supplementation. That said, some supplements can be useful.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

 

Jan 25, 2018
Grok Didn’t Take Supplements, So Why Should I?
18:28

The main objective of following the Primal Blueprint is to extract the healthiest, happiest, longest and most productive life possible from our bodies – and to look and feel good in the process.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 24, 2018
#214 (Keto): Tommy Wood
57:23
Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Tommy of NourishBalanceThrive.com back to the show to talk all manner of diet, health and peak performance details. The show gets off to a surprising start, verging away from health practicalities to talk about the importance of mindset. Dr. Tommy reports that many of his health clients must reflect upon how mindset affects their results. We must ask ourselves why we set tangible, measurable goals, and if they will really lead to happiness. We must be wary of the orthorexic approach to diet, where stress levels increase and counteract the benefits of healthy food. Dr. Tommy notes that particularly with aging, one's mindset is highly predictive of longevity. Studies show that those with a positive perception of aging live longer.
 
The conversation then turns to Tommy's expertise area in health and peak performance nutritional protocols. The duo discuss the provocative question of whether there are disparate decision making sequences for those with good blood and optimal body fat versus those with metabolic damage and excess body fat. Dr. Tommy proposes that low carb/keto is advised for those in the latter category, but that athletic types with distinct peak performance goals might instead eat as much nutrient dense foods as possible without gaining fat. That said, Tommy reminds us that, "modern peak performance goals are a modern construct," and that chronic training patterns should be avoided. Furthermore, even weight loss enthusiasts must first get metabolically healthy before contemplating caloric deficits that promote fat reduction. This show will really get you thinking about the big picture strategies that promote health, fitness and enjoyment of the journey. Enjoy the show and check out NourishBalanceThrive.com to see what Dr. Tommy's revolutionary offering is all about. You can even sign up for a free 20-min consultation to determine if the NBT protocol can help you, as it has for over 1,000 health and fitness enthusiasts.
Jan 24, 2018
#213: Jeffrey Brownstein
01:05:05

Elle Russ chats with Jeffrey Brownstein, a Certified Empowerment Coach and founder of Life Purpose U. He has been helping people to uncover their purpose and create meaningful, extraordinary lives since 2005.  Jeff has Bachelor's degrees in English and Metaphysics, and is also a professional speaker, writer, photographer, and Certified Energy Healer. He currently lives on the East Coast with his wife Allison, and their 2 dogs Bailey and Murphy.

 

Jan 22, 2018
Do “Dominant” Neurotransmitters Impact Training? (and a Giveaway)
08:35

Last year I was talking with Brad Kearns and Dave Dolle when Dave said something really interesting: he was using neurotransmitter analysis to build personalized training programs for his athletes. By giving a short written T/F test called the Braverman test, he could determine whether a client was dominant in dopamine, acetylcholine, GABA, or serotonin—and then use the results to determine their ideal training regimen. It was one of those instances where you hear something you know you’ll be chewing on for the next few months.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 18, 2018
#212 (Keto): Lindsay and Jake Taylor
21:29

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Folsom, CA’s #1 power couple, Jake Taylor and Primal Blueprint’s own keto queen Lindsay Shaw Taylor, Ph.D. These folks are the real deal and they have immersed themselves fully into ketogenic living and studying the various approaches. Interestingly, they have landed upon disparate approaches to keto and dietary habits in general. Lindsy is an ironman athlete and also happens to be a female. She has determined her best approach to be somewhat regular meals, with generally stringent carb intake guidelines ranging from full keto to low carb primal over the course of the year. Jake, always pushing the limits in the financial markets as well as personal peak performance, has found an effective strategy in prolonged fasting/compressed eating window, but with less stringent carb intake guidelines when he does eat.

Jan 17, 2018
Rest and Recovery: A Whole New Perspective (and A Giveaway)
15:40

Today I want you to completely rethink your basic philosophy about how you manage both your fitness activities and the assorted stresses of hectic, modern life. This post was inspired by a great article from training expert Joel Jamieson of 8weeksout.com titled, “All Pain, No Gain: Why The High Intensity Training Obsession Has Failed Us All.” Joel’s message set off a firestorm of internal dialog among members of the Primal Blueprint team. (Catch Brad Kearns’ recent interview with him for the Primal Blueprint Podcast.) After much back and forth and additional research, I’m eager to get you reflecting and commenting on the genuine nature of recovery from an entirely new angle.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 17, 2018
#211: Joel Jamieson
51:35

Brad Kearns chats with Performance Architect Joel Jamieson about his groundbreaking post about the energy cost of recovery, published on 8weeksout.com, called "All Pain, No Gain: Why The High Intensity Training Obsession Has Failed Us All".  Joel details how our flawed perspective about training negates the concept that the body only has a given amount of energy to expend each day, and that recovery and restoration require energy just as training and stressful.

Furthering the compensation theory discussed at length in Primal Blueprint books, Joel mentions respected science that contends we operate under a "constrained model of energy expenditure." If you burn up excess energy during exercise, your body becomes naturally lazier throughout the day and divert valuable energy away from recovery and immune function. Hence, Joel's argument for "recovery-based fitness" where you respect the resources necessarily allocated to three main functions:
1 - vital biological functions - basic daily survival
2 - physical activity AND general everyday stress of busy life
3 - recovery and restoration
It follows that a type-A hard driver trying to dispense energy to career, family and also fitness endeavors is playing with fire, constantly challenging the body's maximum energy potential and incurring what Jamieson calls "recovery debt." This is where your hard training goes to waste because your body has insufficient energy to recover and restore. This show will really stop you in your tracks and get you re-thinking your basic principles of not only training, but daily living.

Jan 15, 2018
How to Do Keto As a Vegetarian
10:02

This is one of the most common queries I receive: How do I go keto as a vegetarian?

One way to go keto as a vegetarian is to stop being vegetarian. You begin as a vegetarian, make the conscious decision to go keto, and then cease vegetarianism. Seriously, just try it out. A little animal won’t hurt you. Promise.

Okay, jokes aside: How do you go keto while remaining vegetarian?

Once you let the dust settle and consider the proposition with a calm, clear mind, going keto as a vegetarian isn’t all that outlandish.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 10, 2018
#210 (Keto): Overview of the Keto Reset Diet Journey
28:25

Host Brad Kearns walks you through Chapter 1 of The Keto Reset Diet—the what, when and how of keto. First, resetting your metabolism to ditch carb dependency. Then doing some fine-tuning to improve your metabolic flexibility. Finally, a six-week immersion into nutritional ketosis. Keto is the default human genetic factory setting; we have likely spent more time in keto-mode over the past 2.5 million years, because carbohydrates were never abundant until civilized times, and often regular calorie consumption was not assured either.

Brad explains that if you do the journey correctly, there will be no struggling and suffering involved, because you will be getting a nutrient-dense diet. Regarding the widely-touted 50 grams of daily gross carbohydrate intake limit for keto, you can discount the contribution of avocados, leafy greens, and other high fiber above ground vegetables, since they have minimal net carb contribution. Brad talks a bit about blood testing and the surprising phenomenon of highly fat- and keto-adapted individuals delivering low blood values even with lots of fasting and keto-aligned eating. Also, the meters can be wildly off, as you can see at the @BradKearns1 Instagram account. Check out the post of 3 different machine readouts from the same blood prick showing wildly disparate numbers—from pre-diabetic to hard-core keto stud. All in all, a good overview of what the Keto Reset journey is all about.

Jan 10, 2018
How to Do Keto with Dietary Restrictions
09:28

Almost everyone has at least one dietary restriction. Maybe your religion or cultural traditions prohibit specific foods or food pairings. Maybe your physiological response to certain foods—an allergy or intolerance—prevent you from eating them. Or perhaps your immediate goals preclude a food’s inclusion in your diet.

Like every other diet, keto is already circumscribed by basic principles, which can make further limitations difficult to accommodate. But the benefits of going keto, at least for part of the time, are well-established and worth the effort. You want to do it. How can you go keto while honoring your own dietary bounds?

It depends on the restriction.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 09, 2018
#209: Dr. Joseph Mercola
54:56

Mark Sisson chats with Dr. Joseph Mercola - a board certified family physician who started Mercola.com 20 years ago...the most visited natural health site on the internet for the last 13 years. He has also authored many bestselling books including Fat for Fuel which details mitochondrial metabolic therapy.  Mark Sisson and Dr. Mercola discuss topics ranging from intermittent fasting, KETO, stem cell therapy, mitochrondrial impairment, stem cell therapy, and issues around EMF.

Jan 08, 2018
What Will 2018 Mean For Your Life?
06:25

Every New Year, the cynics are quick to tell you how arbitrary all the motivational messages, resolutions, and new beginnings are. It’s just another day, they grumble. And, sure, they have a point.

You could start that new diet, join that new CrossFit box that just opened down the street, and finally pursue the dream job you’ve always wanted on March 7th, February 15th, or August 3rd. It doesn’t have to be January 1st. Any day will do. The New Year is somewhat arbitrary.

But we’re social animals who thrive in the presence of others. We feed off the energy around us to fuel our own initiative. On some level we’re always looking to what the group is doing for motivation, if not direction. The New Year presents a unique opportunity that way for all of us. Why would we not take advantage of the tailwind?

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Jan 03, 2018
#208 (Keto): The Wrong Way to Go Keto
22:07

Host Brad Kearns talks about the common mistakes and drawbacks of a shortcut approach to keto. If you are still even a bit carb dependent when attempting keto, what you will get is a flood of stress hormones in response to the sudden deprivation of your primary fuel source glucose. Lacking dietary carbs, you will commence the hallmark fight or flight process of gluconeogenesis to give your body the sugar it needs. You may even feel alert and energetic for a while from the stress hormone buzz, but when the stress response becomes exhausted, you are destined to crash and burn, featuring overeating, extra sleeping, and programmed lazy behavior to recalibrate.

 Also in the show, Brad rips on the concept of “cheat days.” If you are allured by the prospect of a cheat day, this suggests your approach is too regimented and unpleasant to sustain. With the Keto Reset approach, you will instead progress gracefully with your metabolic fitness so that you are enjoying nutritious, satisfying meals, getting better and better at burning stored energy so you don’t have to deal with “low carb flu” or afternoon blues, and be patient in unwind the metabolic damage caused by decades of carbohydrate dependency.

Jan 03, 2018
#207: Mark Sisson & Robb Wolf
01:04:35

Mark Sisson chats with with good friend and fellow New York Times Bestselling author Robb Wolf to answer a few listener questions and to chat about what they have been up to. With his bestselling book, The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight by eating a low-carb Paleo diet, but Paleo is only a starting point, not a destination.  In Wired To Eat, he shares a more customized way of eating that may be the key to permanent weight loss and better health. You'll start with Wolf’s 30-Day Reset to help you restore your body's blood sugar levels, repair your appetite, and reverse insulin resistance. Robb recently teamed up with filmmaker CJ Hunt for a new documentary called Dispelling The Lies

Jan 01, 2018
10 Alternative Therapies for ADD & ADHD
19:52

A few months back, I put together an article on alternative therapies for depression. Many readers  showed a lot of interest in some of the emerging non-drug treatments in that field, and, more importantly, many began to relay their own stories about how they overcame or successfully managed their depression through various strategies. That’s what I love the most about this community—sharing experience and expertise in the interest of broadening available solutions beyond what conventional thought tells us.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Dec 27, 2017
#206 (Keto): The Liver Show (aka, Keto vs Carbo…Whoa!)
24:47

Host Brad Kearns talks about the contrast between liver function in a carb dependency state (hint: overwhelmed in processing excess glucose into fat and eventually becoming insulin resistant) versus a fat- and keto-adapted liver function (elegant regulation and dispensation of the exact amount of energy you need in your bloodstream any time. Enjoy a great excerpt from the Keto Reset Diet called “Keto vs Carbo…Whoa!”


The amazing liver is the control tower for energy processing and distribution throughout your entire body. It’s amazing to reflect on the liver’s exquisite regulation of blood glucose within an incredibly tight range at all times. Our optimal circulating glucose level is only around five grams (a teaspoon) within a total blood volume of around 1.5 gallons (5.5 liters) of blood. In the typical modern human carbohydrate dependency eating pattern, your liver will fight valiantly under adverse circumstances to keep you energy balanced until finally it succumbs to insulin resistance and you end up with type II diabetes. In a fat- and keto-adapted eating pattern, you allow your liver to really shine; energy to brain and body is readily available, and no wasted energy or inflammation from excess caloric intake and hormonal imbalances.

Dec 27, 2017
#205: Jason Leapai & Jason Sikorski
01:07:50

Host Elle Russ chats with hilarious and fun-spirited podcasters Jason Leapai and Jason Sikorski. The Jasons host The Savage Podcast, where they chat with guests about topics ranging from MMA, sex, and even mind control.  Both avid outdoorsmen and lifelong martial artists - both of their lives were transformed for the better after adopting a paleo/primal lifestyle. With an advanced understanding of primal living, they explain and discuss key nuances of living a primal lifestyle.

Dec 25, 2017
The Best of 2017: Research Insights and Other Breakthroughs
06:20

Each year is fuller than the last. More and more scientific papers are published each year, and that trend is only quickening. The same trend goes for books, products, businesses. Humans are incredible producers. It’s what we do—create and consume.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Dec 20, 2017
#204 (Keto): All About Fasting
33:22

Host Brad Kearns talks about one of his recent favorite subjects, exploring the long scientifically validated benefits of fasting. We know that your body works more efficiently and burns fuel more cleanly (less production of free radicals than when you are glucose burner) when in a fasted state, but that long-term extreme calorie restriction is not a viable option in daily life. By eating in a ketogenic pattern, you can enjoy fasting-like benefits while enjoying nutrient-dense, high satiety, high fat meals. You can also improve your metabolic fitness through keto such that you can fast more frequently, for longer periods, while enjoying peak cognitive and physical function and not suffering from hunger.

Fasting and ketogenic eating helps upregulate fat metabolism and free you from carbohydrate dependency that is endemic to the modern diet. Fasting also stimulates autophagy, the natural cellular detoxification process that promotes longevity and disease protection, and apoptosis, the programmed death of dysfunctional cells that can nip cancer in the bud before it spreads. Athletes who develop excellent metabolic fitness can combine strenuous workouts to accelerate progress and “violently rewire appetite hormones” away from carb dependency. A great way to get started with fasting is to become fat-adapted through primal/paleo/ancestral style eating, then wait until you experience true sensations of hunger before consuming your first calories in the morning. Brad discusses his 140-day experiment with nutritional ketosis and how he landed on a long-term routine of a morning fast until midday as a foundational lifestyle pattern.

Dec 20, 2017
#203: Dave Scott
01:01:32

Host Brad Kearns catches up with the legendary Dave Scott, a 6-time Hawaii Ironman world champion and respected coach of both elite professional and amateur multisport enthusiasts. Dave is perhaps more steeped in the science of nutrition and exercise physiology than any other endurance athlete ever, so this show will give you insights on both cutting edge science and also the competitive mindset of a champion athlete. Brad gives you a brief intro in case you’ve never heard of Dave, then they jump right into it. Dave describes his transition from a high carb pioneer back in the 80’s to his current support of primal/paleo/ketogenic eating patterns. He describes the science behind keto, and how it can protect your health and your heart from potential damage caused by strenuous training. On the long-standing topic of “intensity vs. volume” Dave sets people straight by detailing the huge mistake of going “kinda hard” on a regular basis. Not only will your burn out in performance, you are putting your health at serious risk. Instead, Dave details his unique methods of introducing an assortment of distinct interval patterns that help to cleanse the cardiovascular system, protecting it from damage caused by excessive kinda hard endurance workouts. Yes, Dave even advocates strength training year-round for endurance athletes! Dave talks about the problem of excess body fat on hard training endurance athletes and how to right this unfortunate trend. In the age of the internet and social media frenzy, lots of athletes and coaches are full of themselves. Dave is full or experience and wisdom so give this show your undivided attention!

Dec 18, 2017
The Future of Healthcare Is Health Coaching
10:02

I’ve been spreading the word about the primal lifestyle for over a decade now, and while the information on this blog and in my books has reached millions, I wonder how many of these millions have actually been able to live some version of a primal life consistently and confidently. My guess is, not as many as I’d like.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Dec 14, 2017
Will Saturated Fat Kill Your Cells?
06:34

No matter what kind of evidence comes out to the contrary, the anti-saturated fat sect won’t relinquish its dogma. Whenever its advance is rebuffed—perhaps by an observational study showing the lack of relations between saturated fat intake and heart disease, or a study showing the beneficial effects of saturated fat on multiple health markers—they regroup and try another route. The latest is a study that several readers sent to me, worried that the attack had finally made it through the defenses. In it, researchers purport to show that saturated fat increases the solidity and rigidity of cellular membranes, reducing membrane fluidity and eventually leading to cell death.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

Dec 13, 2017
#202(Keto): Are You Ready for Keto?
30:44

Host Brad Kearns talks about his first failed attempt at keto (lasted 3 weeks doing really great, then a bomb-out at the Burbank Airport snack shop!), and how you can ensure that you are well-prepared for keto before struggling, suffering and backsliding. If you’re nervous about your metabolic fitness and whether you can handle the rigor of a ketogenic eating period, realize that any effort you make in the direction of fat- and keto-adaptation will improve your metabolic fitness and progress you closer to your goal of being a fat burning beast and further away from the disastrous state of carbohydrate dependency that the civilized world lives in.

Learning from your mistakes and detours, you will have heightened awareness of your behavior patterns. Then, you can build more natural, healthy resolve to stay keto-aligned in the future. Absorb the lessons offered, accept that you’re not perfect, let it go, and brandish your weapon once again by engaging in an intermittent fast, a fasted workout, and a sustained pattern of high fat, moderate protein, low-carb succession meals.

Dec 13, 2017
#201: Anthony G. Jay, Ph.D.
01:07:00

Elle Russ chats with Anthony G. Jay, Ph.D. about his new book Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You, Fat, Sick, and Infertile. It was in college where Anthony began researching inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and after college, Dr. Jay began working in an Alzheimer’s disease lab in Boston for the U.S. Veteran’s Affairs. Ultimately earning his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, he began researching different types of fats and cholesterol. Today, Dr. Jay continues to lead the AJ Consulting Company, which he founded in 2010, where he predominantly analyzes DNA for high performing individuals. Dr. Jay has other upcoming books as part of this book series called “Chagrin & Tonic” and a YouTube channel under that name, all focused on simplifying important scientific ideas.

Dec 11, 2017
#200 (Keto): The Comprehensive Approach of The Keto Reset Diet
10:25

Host Brad Kearns talks about the methodical process outlined in The Keto Reset Diet and the Keto Reset multimedia online course, where you progress steadily away from carbohydrate dependency and toward fat- and keto-adaptation without the struggling, suffering, and backsliding that typically occurs when you fail to do your homework or follow an ill-conceived approach. This overview shows covers the 21-Day Metabolism Reset, where you ditch grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favor of primal-approved foods, integrate the lifestyle elements of exercise (move more frequently, avoid chronic patterns), sleep (avoid excess artificial light and digital stimulation after dark), and stress management

Dec 07, 2017