Primal Blueprint Podcast (general)

Host Brad Kearns records this podcast as a Facebook Live for the Keto Reset Facebook Group, hitting some very complex and thoughtful questions from the email inbox and taking some questions on the fly from Facebook Live participants. One longtime chronic exerciser/carb addict struggled with the initial foray into keto, so it’s time to back off, recalibrate, be patient—and get stuff handled in the exercise, sleep and stress management categories. Another question wonders if the Keto Reset Mastery Course is worth it? (yeah mon, broaden your horizons, deepen your education!). Discussion ensues about leptin resistance, what it is and can you test for it? At the end, a question about Vitamin D gets Brad revved up for a full discourse on the importance of regular, strategic sun exposure, how diet is an insignificant contributor to Vitamin D needs, how skin cancer prevention strategies are misguided, how Vitamin D experts believe the “normal” range cited by mainstream medicine is too low, and how low Vitamin D (an epidemic in today’s indoor dominant lifestyle) greatly increases your cancer risk. Expose large skin surface areas of your body to direct sun during times of day and year of peak solar intensity in your area…or else!!

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Bordeaux Kitchen author Tania Teschke returns to the show to detail some important matters relating to consuming the most nutrient-dense diet possible. The pair discusses Brian McAndrew's observation that vegetarianism/veganism might be effective for a small percentage of people with distinct genetic attributes--and how these folks might be the ones who are evangelizing! Tania ponders how the ultimate respect for an animal might be consuming nose to tail! There is also some conjecture that veganism works because any departure from Standard American Diet with junk food and oxidized oils will improve health, but that over time a diet restricting animal foods can result in depletion and health problems. 
 
Tania relates that her commitment to eating healthy ancestral foods, including unusual stuff like lamb brains and other such stuff you can find at taniateschke.com, is motivated powerfully by the desire to "stay out of the hospital." She makes liver a dietary staple because it is the most nutrient dense food on the planet! Tania relates how all offal (organ meats) are dense in mitochondria, boosting our own mitochondrial biogenesis. Her quip that she is more than a "chicken breast and salmon mother" when trying to feed her children healthy takes on special meaning when you consider how most salmon is the highly objectionable farmed Atlantic variety, and that chicken breast and lean cuts of meat in general, are among the least impressive nutrient content of an animal. Tania details the dangers of glyphosate, the evil Monsanto herbicide in the RoundUp brand weed killer that wreaks havoc on human health but is nevertheless widely used. Go organic or go home if you care about your health, says Tania. Finally, help people who are open to receiving help and don't waste your effort on resistant people. This is Tania's mission with Bordeaux Kitchen
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Keto is exploding. No longer solely the province of cutting-edge bodybuilders or longevity enthusiasts and neurodegenerative disease warriors, keto has invaded every walk of life. I hear about it in grocery stores, coffee shops, spin classes, business meetings, dinner parties, morning talk shows. Judging from our blog and sales metrics, women make up the largest group of recent entries into the diet. This is great, but it also comes with a small wrinkle: Just like they should do with fasting, most women need to take special precautions when implementing a ketogenic diet.

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

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Join this dynamic roundtable of kool keto kids Brad Kearns (co-author of Keto Reset Diet and Instagram @bradkearns1), Brian McAndrew (KetoReset.com success story, the filmmaker and audio master for all primal content, and Instagram @wholedoods), Layla McGowan (co-author of Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook and Instagram @strong.and.wellfed), and Dr. Lindsay Taylor (co-author of Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook and Keto Reset Cookbook and Instagram @theusefuldish) 

The group discusses the matters of the day in the Keto Reset Facebook community and the keto movement at large. In particular, are we applying an overly regimented, high-stress approach to our keto goals? Layla says we shouldn’t even worry about our macros until we have established a strong foundation of healthy, nutrient-dense eating and a sensible (i.e., NOT chronic) exercise program. Brian, who has been hard-core keto for 2+ years, explains that to reduce temptation and decision fatigue, he relies on a simple rotation of repeating meals that he enjoys. This was also a great insight from Luis Villasenor from KetoGains.com, who encourages people who are just getting started to eat the same exact thing every day (you know the macros work!) for a while until you build some momentum. Brad explains how 2018 has been about living in the “keto zone” for him, where some days or blocks of time are keto-aligned (under 50 grams of carbs per day) and other periods are more liberal with carb intake (especially in conjunction with strenuous workouts.) The group wonders whether an extreme approach to anything, be it athletic training or dietary compliance, might lead to a burnout rebound effect.  

The group discusses the common dilemma of how to adjust keto strategy to align with athletic goals, and also tackle the frustrating issue of social media pressures influencing body image. The question is posed: how much (re: results) is enough, where further results just aren’t worth the hassle? The audience is also reminded that our cultural ideas are typically fake people - often doped up, airbrushed, or primed for a single photo opportunity with a physique that is vastly different than their day to day average appearance.. 

Enjoy the show, and send your questions and feedback about the podcast to info@ketoreset.com

 

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Olympic runner Lauren Fleshman with a great blog post about the difference between runway physique and everyday physique, even in the same week! A must-read for any impressionable young (or old) females.

http://asklaurenfleshman.com/2013/11/keeping-it-real/

 
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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Tania Tescke, author of the magnificent book, Bordeaux Kitchen, to discuss the amazing journey to getting her book publishing and launched in June 2018.

Tania presents the most comprehensive cultural immersion into French cooking, living and wine you can ever imagine in a book. This is her life's work and filled with insights about improving health through ancestral-style eating, the rich tradition of French cuisine, always honoring the ancestral perspective, and a fabulous education about wine and how to pair it with assorted paleo meals. 
 
While there are now hundreds of paleo-inspired cookbooks, there really has never been a book anywhere near this level of sophistication that weaves in so many rich themes. What's more, Tania's inspiration for plunging deep into the world of ancestral health comes from battling her own health challenges, looking deeper than the simple and often unsatisfactory approach of mainstream medicine, and learning to slow down life for her and her young children along the way. This podcast gives you a great sense of what the book is all about, and the level of passion and absolute commitment Tania gives to this project. Just flipping thru a few pages of Look Inside on Amazon and you will realize what a masterpiece this is. Enjoy the show, and more shows are coming with Tania going deeper into specific topics. 
 
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Morning, everyone. Hope you all enjoyed a happy and safe holiday. I’m turning over the reins to one of our Worker Bees today as I spend some time on a book project (more to come on that). I know many of you have asked about natural skin care ideas in the comment board, and we’ve got some great suggestions today. I hope you’ll welcome our Worker Bee to the fold (she just joined us recently) and offer up your own ideas below. (And for those who may have missed it, I shared several of my own favorites last spring.) Have a good end to the week. 

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

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This week, host Lindsay Taylor sits down with her coauthor on The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook, Layla McGowan. Layla shares her 10+ year journey from vegetarian to keto. As an avid strength athlete, Layla had trained and (mis)fueled herself into a variety of health issues that she has resolved with the help of a low-carb, nutrient-dense diet. She shares how keto fits with the traditional Korean foods of her childhood and how she currently eats to fuel her physical pursuits. Check out Layla's enviable food photos and even more impressive feats in the gym on Instagram @strong.and.wellfed, and find her in the Keto Reset Facebook Group, where she is one of our expert moderators.

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You can “hack” a lot of your health, diet, and lifestyle. You can cook the entire week’s meals ahead of time, buy high-quality prepackaged foods and ready-to-cook meals, cover your nutritional bases with smart supplementation. You can condense your training time by choosing the right exercises and upping the intensity to a sufficient level. You can fast-track your stamina in a fraction of the time with sprints and intervals.

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

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Primal is simple, but it’s not exactly easy. At every turn, detractors and temptations appear. We have health authorities telling us we’re killing ourselves. Worried friends and family sharing news articles decrying the consumption of fat and meat and promoting wholly plant-based diets. Food companies employ food chemists to engineer delicious processed junk that hijacks our brains’ reward systems, making food that’s addictive on a biochemical level. It’s going to take a mix of concrete, tangible tactics, and psychological tricks to stick with Primal.

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

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Elle Russ Chat with Dr. Erin Fall Haskell (“Dr. Erin”) - the creator and host of Good Morning LaLa Land.  She has been featured on the cover of magazines, radio, and ‘as seen on’ NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC. She is the author of Awakening: A 40-Day Guide to Unleashing Your Spiritual Powers, Life’s Purpose, and Manifesting Your Dreams! Her mission is to awaken a billion people globally to their divinity while teaching them how to reprogram their subconscious, align with their personal truth and universal laws, and create a daily spiritual practice. 

Dr. Erin mentors people one-on-one on a body, mind, and spiritual level. She believes that when someone awakens, they naturally have a gift and message to bring to the world. After many years of working with a wide range of clients; from top celebrities to single mothers, her programs are now available to everyone. Dr. Erin believes that the route to happiness and fulfillment is not just knowing the truth, but living the truth!

“There are moments in life when something happens, life alters, and your entire perception transforms instantaneously.” For Dr. Erin, that moment was 22 years ago when she was holding her stillborn son in her arms, just after giving birth to him. “Tears were streaming down my face as I looked at his beautiful body and realized his body was still there, but he wasn’t. I realized he wasn’t his body; he is a spiritual being. One can conceptually understand that we are not these bodies, but I got it on an entirely different level, my entire world crumbled, delivering me to spiritual revelation.” This sent her on an intense spiritual quest traveling around the world, discovering truths, and learning how to live and embody the truths that had been revealed.

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