Primal Blueprint Podcast

Elle Russ chats with Catharine Arnston - the CEO & Founder of ENERGYbits®. Her mission is to help the world be healthier naturally with mother nature’s oldest and original food- algae. Catharine graduated with an MBA from Ivey School of Business and a Health Coach Certificate from 

Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her career spans thirty-three years during which she has been an international attaché for the Canadian and British Governments, publisher of an international magazine and the Founder of three startups. Catharine founded the algae tablet company ENERGYbits® in Boston MA after her younger sister in Canada was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. Catharine helped her sister research alkaline foods and the process led her to discover the healing properties of plant-based nutrition. This ultimately led Catharine to algae, the most nutrient-dense, alkaline plant in the world with vast medicinal properties unknown outside of Asia. Catharine realized algae could have a powerful impact on the world if it was only better understood. Catharine has devoted her life to researching algae and educating consumers, athletes, wellness, spa, fitness and beauty professionals about its therapeutic, sustainable benefits. She is now considered one of the country’s leading experts on algae nutrition, a sought-after speaker at wellness conferences and a frequent guest on podcasts and television. 

SELECTED LINKS

www.energybits.com 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_CatharineArnston.mp3
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Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns talk about the wonderful world of Primal Endurance. More than a book and an online course (primalendurance.fit), this is a revolution in the traditional "struggle and suffer" approach to endurance training. If you are an endurance athlete or even just a cardio enthusiast at the gym, this is a great show to lay the foundation for a healthier, more sensible, more effective approach to endurance training. The duo discuss heart rate parameters, stress and rest balance, the strategic inclusion of high intensity workouts, and much more. If you are gonna spend the time and energy to conduct devoted endurance workouts, do it the right way. Realize that slowing down to go faster really works!

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Endurance_MarkSisson.mp3
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Host Brad Kearns talks you through a top-10 list of fitness trends that are simply awesome! It starts with Brad's favorite recommendation to maintain the passion and competitive intensity throughout life and then being smart and strategic with your training decisions. Today, there are many fantastic breakthroughs in fitness philosophy and strategy that emphasize stress-rest balance, recovery, and mobility instead of just the "no pain, no gain" emphasis of the old days. This list of ideas will be easy for you to implement into your daily routine and gain huge benefits for minimal time investment. Here's a quick look at the list the Brad details for you: Conduct plenty of flexibility/mobility drills per Kelly Starrett; conduct HIRT workouts in favor of HIIT per Dr. Craig Marker; emphasize Breakthrough Workouts per Mark Sisson (exciting new idea Mark's been talkin' 'bout since '88!); increase the severity of your stress/rest fluctuation per Brad Kearns (easier easy workouts!); exercise some restraint at your hardest workouts per Dr. Phil Maffetone: try micro-workouts during your busy day; conduct Rebound Workouts to recover faster, and understand HRV completely, both per Joel Jamieson; fast after difficult workouts (really!) per Dude Spellings; listen to the whole show per Brian "WholeDood" McAndrew. This could be one of the best podcast episodes of the decade because this stuff really works and it's do-able for all fitness enthusiasts!
 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_10FitnessTrends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

Elle Russ chats with thyroid patient advocate and author Janie A. Bowthorpe M.Ed, who suffered at the hands of doctors for 20 years. Why? They failed to see the connection between her chronic and debilitating symptoms and forcing her body to live for conversion alone, aka T4-only like Synthroid.  The examining room responses were always along the lines of “You are normal” and “It’s something else besides your thyroid”. All the latter meant money down the drain, frustrating and false pronouncements by doctors, along with painful tests, dead ends, and the dark realization she would finally have to apply for Social Security Disability.

 

But Bowthorpe proved them all wrong in 2002. She switched to Natural Desiccated Thyroid, raised and found her optimal amount, and every single debilitating symptom went completely away. That change spurred her to create the movement later called Stop the Thyroid Madness, aka STTM. 

 

What makes the Stop the Thyroid Madness movement different from other websites and books? It's near totally about 17 years of reported patient experiences in getting well, and the wisdom gained from those experiences. Janie is the author of three great books: The 2019 updated revision of Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Thyroid Treatment - this book compiles all the patient wisdom in getting well and is often called the bible of patient experiences. Hashimoto's: Taming the Beast for those with the autoimmune Hashimoto's disease. Another patient-to-patient book, telling you first about Hashimotos, references to plenty of research, all the ways gut health issues can impact one's issues, and moves into several patient-to-patient information about frustrations, how foods affect different patients, better ways to eat, and 96 short testimonies how how Hashi's patients are taming the beast successfully. And lastly, Stop the Thyroid Madness II: How Thyroid Experts are Challenging Ineffective Treatments and Improving the Lives of Patients (aka STTM II).  Each chapter contributed by a practitioner.

 

SELECTED LINKS

The website is https://stopthethyroidmadness.com 

facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StoptheThyroidMadness/ 

See http://laughinggrapepublishing.com 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_JanieBowthorpe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am PST

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Robert Zembroski - a specialist in functional medicine, chiropractic neurologist, clinical nutritionist, and transformational speaker. Twenty-six years in private practice, including his own journey through disease, has enabled Dr. Z to become an expert in health topics from heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, obesity, cancer, hormone issues, nutrition, and fitness. 

He is the author of the ground-breaking new patient-friendly guide to recovery REBUILD: 5 Proven Steps to Move From Diagnosis to Recovery and Be Healthier Than Before. Dr. Z’s new book REBUILD is the only program that allows the reader to create a personalized plan based on their unique health needs. 

Dr. Z has been seen on FOX Business, Fox & Friends, Tom Bilyeu’s Health Theory, and featured in multiple online and print outlets and magazines including: Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, Readers Digest, Bulletproof, Goop, Medium, Popsugar, Bustle, BuzzFeed and more.

Years ago, Dr. Zembroski’s own diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma led to several courses of toxic chemotherapy, as well as surgery, to remove a five-inch tumor from his chest.

That experience inspired him to create the Cancer Victor® Protocol—a research-based parallel set of steps that augments the function of chemotherapy and radiation treatments to not only improve the function of the chemo, but to radically reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy. The protocol also will make a person going through cancer care stronger and more resilient, leading to better results and a more rapid recovery. 

Director of the Darien Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Z is committed to providing you answers in a confusing world of medical opinions and poor results. 

SELECTED LINKS

Website: https://www.drzembroski.com/

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_DrRobertZembroski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PST

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

 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_FitnessQA.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Arriane Alexander. She empowers entrepreneurs all over the world to grow their business, make an impact and be wildly successful.  She is the creator of the High Impact Success Academy, a virtual coaching academy designed to give you clarity in your business goals, a strategy to get there and courageous action so you can build confidence and create the business of your dreams.

Arriane holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology and has been involved in the field of Personal Development for over 20 years.  She comes from a background of over 15 years in corporate America, as a high level executive in Sales and Marketing in the fashion business for Brighton Collectibles. 

In addition, you might have seen her on your tv screen, as she has a successful career as an Actor on TV shows such as S.W.A.T., The People v O.J. Simpson and Grey’s Anatomy.  Basically, she has created businesses of her dreams and helps you do the same. Her expertise is helping you use clarity, strategy, confidence and soul, so you can make an impact and take your business to the next level.  She is all about creating big impact with grace, ease and fun.

 

SELECTED LINKS

https://www.arrianealexander.com

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_ArianneAlexander2019.mp3
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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Sean Jewell, environmental activist and co-founder of Coracao Confections in the San Francisco Bay Area to educate us on one of the great foods of the planet. Sean recently returned from a visit to his farming collective in Ecuador, and comes to the show rich with insights about the amazing work of organic cacao farmers to harvest a sustainable product, contrasted with the offensive and gross stuff that is happening with conventional cacao farming. If you like dark chocolate, this show will give you a fascinating education on how the cacao product is grown the right way, how to choose the highest quality products, and many more rich insights. 

Hey, if you enjoy discount dark chocolate from Trader Joes or the supermarket, realize that you are almost certainly buying the product of child slave labor in Africa. You know how dark chocolate tastes “bitter”? It’s because they roast the heck out of the beans with conventional dark chocolate such that there is no flavor nuance left. You will appreciate the parallels between cheap dark chocolate and cheap wine or cheap beer. It’s time to become a chocolate conouisseur and look for designations like “bean to bar” and “fair trade” on your product label. Props to Sean for supporting sustainable farming with fair compensation and producing a fantastic dark chocolate bar. Learn more at CoracaoConfections.com

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_SeanJewellChocolate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm PST

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