Primal Blueprint Podcast (general)
Elle Russ chats with Maria Emmerich - a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood which lead her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. "My goal is to help transform people's lives and start living again!" Maria specializes in brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. Her expertise has sent her around the World speaking about ketogenic diets.

She spends the majority of her time with clients around the World via Skype with amazing results. She specializes in helping autoimmune disorders, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart disease, cholesterol issues, alopecia, hashimoto's, cancer, epilepsy, seizures, depression and anxiety. You would be amazed at the amount of people get off medication with her guidance.

She is also an International Best Selling author of several books including "Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking" and "The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse". She also authored 8 other books including several cookbooks and 3 nutritional guide books including the best-selling book "Keto.".

SELECTED LINKS
Maria's Website
Maria also runs a support site for getting all your questions answered here:
keto-adapted.com 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_MariaEmmerich.mp3
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Host Brad Kearns talks with the interesting and inspiring Tippy Wyatt, hostess of the popular Tippy Tales YouTube channel and co-author (with her sister Som Allison) of a new keto cookbook. This is a wide-ranging conversation on the topic of lifestyle transformation success and failure, the importance of having a support system to pursue your healthy lifestyle goals, how friends and family can unwittingly sabotage your progress by offering up effusive compliments, and how to balance an intense immigrant work ethic with an appreciation of the process and gratitude for what you have, whether you have a lot or a little. Tippy has lived a truly incredible life, from a penniless immigrant to a first generation college graduate, successful entrepreneur, and virtually overnight viral keto personality. This show will prompt some profound reflections about life, love, family and motivation, and could be the catalyst you need to take your keto passions to the next level! Follow Tippy Tales on YouTube and grab the fun new keto cookbook on amazon.com
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_TippyWyatt.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Gretchen Rubin - the author of several books, including the block-buster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than BeforeThe Happiness Project, Happier at Home, The Four Tendencies, and her new book Outer Order Inner Calm.  She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She makes frequent TV appearances and is in much demand as a speaker. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
 
Selected Links
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_GretchinRubin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Host Brad Kearns tackles some interesting and in-depth questions from listeners. Topics covered include: Frustration with not being able to drop fat despite the devoted effort, visceral fat versus subcutaneous fat, controversy about the health dangers of red meat, strategizing keto for family and for premenopausal conditions, breath or blood meter, timing workouts with timing fasting, and fasting and medication concerns. Enjoy. Learn more about doing keto the right way at KetoReset.com.
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_QA31619.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Jimmy and Christine Moore about their new book Real Food Keto. Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Christine Moore has teamed up with her husband, health podcaster and international bestselling ketogenic book author Jimmy Moore (Keto Clarity, The Ketogenic Cookbook, and The Keto Cure), to help you apply the principles of nutritional therapy to a healthy low-carb lifestyle. 

Most people think that going on a ketogenic diet will fix all their health and weight woes, but this book explains that sometimes it takes a little fine-tuning in your diet and supplementation to get the desired results. Jimmy and Christine educate readers on the reasons why whole foods are a critical element in optimizing your pursuit of nutritional ketosis. Real Food Keto addresses a variety of topics rarely discussed in ketogenic circles such as: Digestion, detoxification, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hydration, and more! Real Food Keto also provides an incredible collection of amazing keto recipes from international bestselling cookbook author Maria Emmerich.

SELECTED LINKS:

 

Real Food Keto

 

Jimmy's Website

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_JimmyChristineMoore.mp3
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Host Brad Kearns give a sneak preview of the new book Mark Sisson and he is working on called Keto Longevity. It's critical to implement the correct approach to keto because an ill-prepared approach will simply activate the fight or flight response and eventually lead to big-time burnout. Some common mistakes people make are rushing into keto without sufficient fat burning ability, insufficient intake of sodium and other minerals and electrolytes, doing excess exercise while undergoing a major dietary transformation, or coming to the game with pre-existing health issues such as leaky gut, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, or metabolic damage from yo-yo dieting. This show will really set you up well for a sensible approach and a healthy philosophy toward keto. A few Q&A questions cap off the show, like is keto good for kids, and how to break through weight loss plateaus.
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_AvoidingTheFightOrFlightResponse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT

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

 

SELECTED LINKS:

DrAnnaCabeca.com

Julva.com

Mightymaca.com 

WomensRestorativeHealth.com

DrAnnaCabeca.com/helpdoctor 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_DrAnnaCabeca.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06am PDT

Host Brad Kearns talks about carbs and keto, clearing up some misconceptions and focusing in on an assortment of food categories to help you strategize and stay aligned with ketogenic eating guidelines. First, we must recognize that keto is best promoted by fasting/starvation—this is our genetically programmed response. Keto is not about stuffing your face with fat throughout the day. When it comes to carbs, we can enjoy abundant vegetable intake, emphasizing above-ground, leafy green veggies and cruciferous vegetables. And while colorful fruits and starchy tuber vegetables have many nutritional benefits, we want to sideline these when doing strict keto stints. 

We also cover how to choose the highest quality dark chocolate, habituating to the highest possible cacao percentage. You’ll get inspired to make your own kombucha (all you need is a friend with a SCOBY, and some sweet black tea), and watch out for the overly-sugared store-bought kombucha. Other categories include non-dairy milks, nuts, seeds, and their derivative butters, and packaged snacks that have ‘paleo/keto’ designation on them

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_CarbCountEducation.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Carrie Forrest - a thyroid cancer survivor and the creator of the blog, Clean Eating Kitchen, where she shares easy and nourishing recipes and resources. Carrie is also the host of the Clean Eating for Women podcast, featuring interviews with health experts and influencers, along with stories from her own health journey.

Carrie has an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. After a short stint in retail corporate marketing and merchandising, she became interested in nutrition to try and heal from a variety of health issues, including chronic migraines, hormone imbalance, anxiety, and thyroid cancer. She later earned a masters degree in public health nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Carrie’s work inspires women to take control over their health, with a focus on holistic and natural healing. Find Carrie online at her website, www.cleaneatingkitchen.com, or on Instagram and Facebook @cleaneatingcarrie.

 

Selected Links:

Clean Eating Kitchen: https://www.cleaneatingkitchen.com

Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/cleaneatingcarrie/

Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/Cleaneatingcarrie/

Clean Eating Every Daye-cookbook sales page (use code CLEANEATING for a discount): https://gumroad.com/l/cleaneatingeveryday

 

Podcast episode index:

https://www.cleaneatingkitchen.com/podcast/

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_CarrieForrest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

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

 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_WilliamShewfelt.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Drew Manning - the New York Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his Fit2Fat2Fit.com experiment that went viral online. He's been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and many more. His experiment has since become a hit TV show, called Fit to Fat to Fit, airing on A&E and Lifetime. Drew also has a very successful podcast called The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience. Since his self-experiment went viral, Drew has helped thousands of people learn to live a healthy lifestyle and completely transform their lives.

In his new book Complete Keto, Drew offers a total ketogenic lifestyle reset that's based on a deep understanding of the challenges to living keto, as well as the benefits it brings and the science that makes it work - including a dive into the emotional and psychological aspects that can coincide with any health journey.

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_DrewManning.mp3
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Host Brad Kearns talks to Sharon Brown, Founder and CEO of Bonafide Provisions, makers of the number one selling frozen bone broth in America. We will learn all about the amazing amino acids present in bone broth that support gut health, deliver a collagen boost for healthy skin and nails, and help rebuild broken down connective tissue. Sharon will detail how to make bone broth at home in the correct manner, how to discern what is quality and what is crap at the story, and how bone broth helped her child go from sickly and ADHD diagnosed to a live of robust health.

If you are eating a keto-aligned diet, you have narrowed your food options and consequently must be more vigilant to include the most nutrient dense food possible within keto guidelines. This will address the knee-jerk criticism against keto as the "bacon and butter diet" that raises health objections. As Dr. Cate Shanahan details in her bestselling book, Deep Nutrition, bone broth is one of the centerpieces of the ancestral diet that has been largely ignored and neglected in our modern diet.  This show will cover how to shop for quality products and how to make your own at home. Enjoy the show and learn more about Sharon at bonafideprovisions.com

 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_SharonBrown.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Jennilyn Griffiths about the upcoming 2019 FitCon Summit in Salt Lake City where Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Luis Villasenor, Elle Russ, and Ben Greenfield are guest speakers (and many more!).

Jennilyn has been a certified personal trainer for 8 years and competed in NPC bodybuilding competition in 2014. She joined a passionate group of people in 2015 and helped put together Fitcon, one of the largest fitness events in the country. She has been deeply involved in the Keto and low carb community since 2014 and has brought Keto speakers each year to Fitcon. She lives a paleo lifestyle and has a goal to build the Keto and paleo communities. 

 

SELECTED LINKS

***GET $50 OFF FitCon tickets using Code “primal50” 

Www.fitconsummit.com 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_JennilynGriffiths.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

Brad tackles some interesting and varied Q&A, including concerns about fueling with carbs during long workouts, how family high cholesterol concerns jibe with feeling great while eating paleo/keto, and much more fun stuff. Email info@ketoreset.com to ask questions or give feedback on the show.

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_BradQA12319.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Alexander Haskell about prescription drug addiction and his approach to helping patients detox at the cellular level.  Dr. Haskell is a Naturopathic Physician in Utah with over 30 years of experience focusing on the investigation and treatment of underlying causes of chronic conditions rather than simply addressing symptoms. Dr. Haskell believes in the innate, miraculous healing capacity within every person and believes that educating the client is foremost.

Addictive prescription drugs, most being fat soluble - enter inside our cells leading to mitochondrial dysfunction. The only way to help a person to recover their physical and mental health is to get these residues out of their cells primarily by increasing the energy production of their mitochondria - and the quickest and most effective means to accomplish this is the intravenous use of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).

 

SELECTED LINKS

IVNADdrugaddictions.com

ClearHealthCenters.com

AdvancingCare@gmail.com

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_DrAlexanderHaskell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Logan Schwartz all about movement, strength, and performance.  Logan has dedicated his life to helping individuals achieve a state of optimal health and vitality through a principle-based approach.  He has positioned himself to learn from and work alongside the best coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, and athletic trainers in the field of prevention, performance, and health.  

 

Recently, Logan was the Assistant Basketball Strength Coach for The University of Texas at Austin and is a consultant for Train 4 The Game, Inc., which is one of the elite performance facilities in the nation.  Currently Logan owns Austin Vitality Coach and is the Director of Programming for Your Trainer, Inc. in Austin, Texas.  He also presents Internationally for the Gray Institute and Power Plate.    

 

SELECTED LINKS:

 

www.austinvitalitycoach.com

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_LoganSchwartz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT

Host Brad Kearns talks to a man on a mission - Dr. Anthony Gustin, co-founder of Perfect Keto and all-around health, nutrition, and peak performance expert. Dr. Gustin has been obsessed with healing people and promoting elite peak performance since a young age when he overcame illness and dysfunction as a teenager to become a doctor of chiropractic at the age of 24. After success with chiropractic and functional medicine clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area, Anthony started Perfect Keto to help give people tools to fight disease, achieve peak performance, and stay aligned with a ketogenic diet. 

We learn about Anthony’s fascinating fast-track background, his devotion to daily meditation, to self-experimentation, and to pure hard work and grand ambition. Anthony indicates there is a wide variation in individual responses to keto and other dietary strategies. In particular, Dr. Gustin mentions that fasting is actually stress to the body, and might be inappropriate for certain folks who are already piling on other stresses, such as extreme dietary modification or extreme workouts. It’s essential to test and refine constantly to discover your best approach for right now. That said, Dr. Gustin reminds us that there are certain fundamentals of healthy eating and living that are undisputed. For example, “eat real food,” and “move more!”. 

When it comes to ketone supplements, Dr. Gustin suggests there are a handful of higher uses: as a cognitive performance aid, as an adherence tool to prevent backslides and binges and suppress appetite, for athletes to get clean-burning energy, and for targeted disease prevention or care. One great insight from the show: Dr. Gustin believes that certain forms of suffering make us stronger. For example, his “zombie-like” ordeal of accelerated schooling helps him tackle any challenge he faces today with great resilience. This was an interesting insight coming from a millennial because we commonly typecast millennials as entitled. You’ll learn about keto best practices and much much more in this interesting show with Perfect Keto’s Dr. Anthony Gustin. 

 
 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_AnthonyGustin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino about the research and benefits surrounding ketogenic diets. Dr. D'Agostino is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, seizures, cancer and metabolic wellness. He was a research investigator and crew member on NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO 22) and has a personal interest in environmental medicine and methods to enhance safety and physiological resilience in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations. 

 

SELECTED LINKS:

Metabolic Health Summit FEB 2019 CODE for 15% off tickets: PrimalBluePrintMHS

 

Facebook

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dominic.dagostino

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/dominic.dagostino.kt/

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/DominicDAgosti2

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_DominicDAgostino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Tanya Stewart, Esq. - "The Alpha Life Coach" about how living a paleo/primal lifestyle can actually get you closer to attaining love and financial success!  Tanya shows High-Achievers how to Separate Struggle from Success. She founded The Stewart Law Firm in 2001 specializing exclusively in high-conflict litigation. During 15 years of private practice, she grew skilled in taking lives and businesses apart and now puts them back together. She understands how Alpha Women & High-Achievers are wired and using her Master’s level Metaphysics background and Advanced Clinical Certification in Hypnotherapy, she brings rapid change from within, breaking you free of your blocks.

She is a speaker, published author and Mensa member whose coaching is recommended by the World-Famous Motivator, Les Brown, Best-Selling Love Coach Greg Baer and International Change Expert, Dr. Eldon Taylor. 

 

SELECTED LINKS

Free Gift For Audience:  www.FearlessFocusCoaching.com/Paleo

Website: www.FearlessFocusCoaching.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearlessFocusCoaching

Twitter: #AlphaWomenCoach

Instagram: @AlphaWomenCoach 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_TanyaStewart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Evan Brand about gut health and autoimmune disorders.  Evan is an author, podcast host of the popular The Evan Brand Show and a Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritional Therapist.

Evan is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own issues with IBS and depression. He uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the root cause of a wide range of health symptoms. He is the author of Stress SolutionsREM Rehab and The Everything Guide to Nootropics. Evan offers functional medicine phone consultations at his site EvanBrand.com

Selected Links:
Evan’s Website
Evan’s Podcast
Evan on Twitter
Evan on Instagram
Evan on Facebook

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_EvanBrand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Lindsay Taylor Ph.D. about all things KETO! Lindsay is the Senior Writer and Researcher at Primal Blueprint. She has been a consultant, editor, and recipe developer for several of Mark Sisson's bestselling books and is the coauthor along with Mark Sisson of The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook and The Keto Reset Diet Cookbook. She is also the author of the forthcoming cookbook The Keto Passport. An ultrarunner and Ironman triathlon finisher, Lindsay is an expert in preparing low-carb, nutrient-dense food to fuel her on and off the racecourse. 
 
Lindsay earned her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from UC Berkeley. She brings her expertise to bear on topics related to mindset, goal setting, and lifestyle change as a contributor to the Primal Blueprint and Primal Endurance Podcasts and as the founder and lead moderator of the thriving Keto Reset and Primal Endurance communities. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two boys, where she attempts to model a healthy, balanced approach to endurance training, work, and family. Find her healthy, colorful meal creations on Instagram @theusefuldish.
 
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If you're thinking about a Keto Reset in 2019, visit primalkitchen.com/ketoreset before January 6, 2019, to sign up for our Keto Reset Kickoff. This week-long introduction to the Keto Reset Diet includes one lesson from Mark delivered to your inbox each day, plus the opportunity to get the Keto Reset Online Mastery Course (a $147 value) FREE with the purchase of a Primal Kitchen Advanced Keto Kit.
 
And if you purchase The Keto Reset Diet, The Keto Reset Diet Cookbook, or The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook before January 31, 2019, make sure you head to ketoreset.com to claim your free bonus gifts!
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Melanie Avalon - a SAG-AFTRA actress, author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine, and co-host of the top iTunes podcast, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with Gin Stephens, with listeners in the hundreds of thousands! 

Melanie holds a certification in Holistic Nutrition from the AFPA (American Fitness Professionals Association), is a certified wine specialist by the WSET (Wine And Spirits Education Trust), and a member of Mensa International.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 2012, with a double Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Arts and Theatre. While at USC, Melanie worked for major Hollywood producers, including Jerry Bruckheimer, and Jim Whitaker at Walt Disney Studios. She has appeared in numerous television and film projects, from Deadly Wives (Bio Channel) to Neighbors, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival for Pablo Moline’s No More Chances. 

What When Wine is an updated version of Melanie’s originally self-published The What When Wine Diet: Paleo and Intermittent Fasting for Health and Weight Loss, which became an Amazon #1 Best Seller, amassed 20,000+ readers, and was featured by Audible.com, Funny or Die, and other media outlets. The updated What When Wine features 80% new content, with 50 gluten-free recipes developed by celebrity chef Ariane Resnick. 

Melanie personally follows a whole foods Paleo diet, with a nightly glass (or 2!) of wine, and eats in an IF “One Meal Per Day” pattern. She has found this combination provides astounding benefits: effortless weight maintenance without restriction (important for the entertainment industry!), disease prevention, immune system revitalization, clearer skin, and better eyesight, to name just a few! She is now on a mission to spread the wonder of a whole foods and IF lifestyle, while fostering her career as an actress. Because who needs silly diet restriction and hunger? 

Twitter:@MelanieAvalon Instagram:@MelanieAvalon Blog:MelanieAvalon.com Podcast:IFpodcast.com IMDB:imdb.me/MelanieAvalon 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_MelanieAvalon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am PDT

The questions keep coming in hard and hopefully will be of great value as you strategize your own best approach to keto. Some topics include: Best use of time as one head to an important competitive event - diet tweaks to make or not to make? Will keto help a strange autoimmune condition known as vitiligo? Tweaking protein intake after hitting body fat goal when you are already low body fat. A plug for and some questions about the carnivore diet. Keto for Type 1 diabetics. Keto for senior citizens dealing with early Type 2 diabetes. Enjoy - and participate by emailing info@ketoreset.com
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Ashleigh VanHouten - a writer, editor, Primal Health Coach, and host of Paleo Magazine Radio. She divides her time between Ottawa, Canada, and New York City, and when she's not reading about or interviewing authorities on health, fitness, and wellness, she's working on personal goals like competitive bodybuilding, BJJ, and convincing her friends to eat organ meat. 
 
SELECTED LINKS
Connect with Ashleigh on Instagram @themusclemaven 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am PDT

Brad updates you on his most recent keto happenings, particularly his intuitive approach that features the traditional compressed eating window and keto aligned meals, as well as an intuitive and spontaneous fluctuation in carb intake and total caloric intake in conjunction with ambitious workouts. Brad also details what to do when you fail at keto, and the importance of a steady progression toward keto instead of a crash course that ends up in a stress hormone back. Brad talks about the dilemma between adopting a casual approach to keto instead of an overly stressful orthorexic approach but also being able to nail your goals without slipping and sliding into the luxuries and temptations of comfortable modern life. He provides compelling examples of the direct, no-nonsense success formula exhibited by Tippy Wyatt of "Tippy Tales" YouTube fame (put your money where your mouth is!) and Primal Blueprint film and audio master Brian McAndrew of @wholedoods Instagram fame ("I'm eating this...as long as its keto")
thanks!
 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_BradsKetoTipsHealthMindsetandReachingYourGoals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Maureen Vincenty - A certified Holistic Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Functional Nutritionist with over 15 years of experience. Maureen Vincenty has spent the past 15 years researching all there is to know about health, fitness, nutrition, and preventive wellbeing. She is passionate about the role that nutrition and movement play in health and has dedicated her life to helping people live better lives beyond losing weight, but by also reversing many chronic illness through proper nutritional intervention. VisitTransformative Wellbeing to learn more.

 
 
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Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_MaureenVincenty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am PDT

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

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_LongcutsToALongerLife_Pt2_SleepStress.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Scott Nelson - a cofounder of Joovv, the first company to develop a full-body light therapy device designed for convenient, in-home use.  Prior to starting Joovv, Scott spent his entire professional career in leadership positions with some of the largest medtech companies in the world, including Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard.  Scott also hosts Medsider Radio, a top-ranked medtech podcast. On today’s episode, Scott shares the science and testimonials of the benefits of full body red light therapy - from better sleep, improved skin, anti-inflammation and much more.

 

Social links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joovvsocial

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joovvsocial

 

Website links:

Homepage: https://joovv.com

Educational articles on light therapy: https://joovv.com/pages/learn

Reviews: https://joovv.com/pages/reviews

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_ScottNelson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm PDT

 

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

 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_LongcutsToALongerLife_Pt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Laura Rupsis and Erin Power of the Primal Health Coach Institute. The Primal Health Coach Program is centered on ancestral health principles, a scientifically validated wellness plan that mimics that of our primal ancestors and supports our genetic evolutionary blueprint with real-food, low-carb eating, inspired movement and play, and stress-reduction and balance in all aspects of life. As part of the ancestral health movement, the Primal Blueprint nutrition, fitness and lifestyle behavior program has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and counting. 
 
A health coach is a wellness expert who educates, motivates and guides clients toward lifestyle and behavior choices that support optimal well-being. A Primal Health Coach stays ahead of the curve with an integrated approach, helping others create lives of maximum vitality using nutrition and fitness intelligence based on scientifically validated ancestral health principles. The aim of the Primal Health Coach is to help clients extract the most joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment from their lives by focusing on their values, needs, visions and goals in an extremely personalized way.
 
The Primal Health Coach program provides the most in-depth and up-to-date ancestral health education in the world, equipping you with an arsenal of well-informed alternative choices based on science and experience in order to best serve your clients’ goals. Using the model of Integrative Health Coaching, rooted in developmental and humanistic psychology, we shape expert coaches into persuasive catalysts for behavior change. Spark your clients’ craving for knowledge and help them access their sense of purpose and live according to their core values. Up-level your ability to motivate and inspire lasting change today."
 
LINKS
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_LauraRupsisErinPower.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am PDT

Host Brad Kearns welcomes Tania back for a third show, on the heels of two fabulous shows covering the launch of Tania’s book and the massive amount of interesting content inside. This time, Brad and Tania have a more breezy chat about assorted health topics, and you will pull out some great nuggets to get you focused on optimizing your diet and lifestyle, and navigating through the unhealthy forces of hectic modern life filled with too much digital stimulation and too little nutrition.

Topics covered include: the dangers of consuming refined vegetable oils, the health benefits of consuming organ meats, especially grass-fed organ meats (including Tania affinity for “scrambled brains”), and pasture-raised chicken and eggs. How to limit kids screen time, concerns about EMF exposure (such as the new 5G cellular network) and LED lights. She also covers the importance of sun exposure to improve digestion and reduce cancer risk, as well as the benefits of drinking wine with meals to enhance the social experience. 

Check out the absolutely fabulous and information packed book

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bordeaux-Kitchen-Immersion-Ancestral-Traditions/dp/1939563399/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530822143&sr=8-1&keywords=bordeaux+kitchen

PBP.com: https://www.primalblueprint.com/collections/books/products/the-bordeaux-kitchen

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_TaniaTeschke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Holly Perkins - a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. She is the author of Lift to Get Lean (Women’s Health, 2015) and the leader of Women’s Strength Nation. Holly spent over 25 years taking various anti-depressants until she ultimately discovered that two particular foods were the actual culprit of her mental health issues, and she eventually weaned off anti-depressants.

Holly is a contributing writer and expert for Women’s Health, SELF, Fitness, Shape, Prevention, Men’s Health and LIVESTRONG. Holly’s mission is to empower women on a personal and spiritual level by leading them into the weight room on a journey of physical strength. Shape magazine named Holly as one of the “Top Trainers to Follow” on Instagram.

After 24 years in the fitness industry, Holly now specializes in helping women to achieve their best life- inside and out- through her online programs and personal coaching. FREE offer from Holly in the show notes!

 
Selected Links:
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_HollyPerkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am PDT

Switch the B.S. meter to the "on" position and listen to the wise and powerful Dr. Cate Shanahan address many myths and misconceptions about keto, and other ancestral health practices on this hard-hitting show. Brad has avoided caffeine his whole life so he won't "fry his adrenals." Dr. Cate calls BS. How about eating in the evening--makes you store fat, right? Probably doesn't matter that much. Can you generate ketones on a super high carb diet? Yes you actually can, says Cate. It's all about long periods of fasting or eating in a caloric deficit.
 
Cate gives us some sneak previews from her fabulous new book, The Fat Burn Fix, that will land in 2020 (hold your breath until then, this is bound to be a masterpiece follow up to her landmark mega-bestseller Deep Nutrition. This book was originally self-published in 2009 and helped spur the explosive growth of the primal/paleo movement. In it, Dr. Catepresented her trademarked "Four Pillars of the Human Diet"

Oh yeah, you know those headaches that happen during a busy, sugar crash burnout day? This pattern can become a serious matter whereby you suffer from frequent mini-strokes when your brain is deprived of oxygen due to overconsumption of carbs and the brains over-reliance on sugar. Prominent author Dr. David Perlmutter calls Alzheimer’s “Type III diabetes” due to the close association between insulin resistance and cognitive decline. Good news shared by Dr. Cate is you can reverse early brain problems and stroke risk by transitioning to a more nutrient-dense, lower sugar, and especially keto-friendly diet. This is no funny business, as Dr. Cate offers the stat the typical western diet derives 66 percent of total calories from the big three main most offensive modern foods: sugars, grains, and refined vegetable oils. Dr. Cate is not afraid to call out entities like Harvard University for aggressively promoting nutrient-deficient diets for decades, spurred by corporate influences and the almighty dollar. This is highly disturbing, and greatly inspiring to take matters of health into your own hands. 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_DrCateShanahan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

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

 

SELECTED LINKS:

AliMillerRd.com

Anti-Anxiety Diet

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_AliMiller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Victoria Field - who has more than 15 years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industry and has developed ketogenic protocols for both Epigenix Foundation and KetoPet while spearheading cancer-focused pilot studies in partnership with oncologists and world-renowned institutions including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Epigenix Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was started by the co-founder of Quest Nutrition that has a mission centered on understanding the epigenetic impact of metabolic interventions on human and canine disease and performance. Since 2016, Victoria has helped more than 100 cancer patients and nearly 500 canines with a ketogenic approach to disease management. Victoria is passionate about educating people about the ketogenic diet, and in an effort to do so she co-founded Metabolic Health Initiative, an organization that hosts a large annual scientific conference - for both the professional and lay-person alike - called Metabolic Health Summit (MHS) in Los Angeles, California. MHS has a mission to revolutionize science and medicine by refocusing attention on the importance of nutrition and metabolism in treating disease, extending life, and improving human performance. 

Victoria started her career as an NBC affiliate TV news and health anchor and reporter while running an international online training and nutrition business that benefited fitness beginners to pro-level athletes. Victoria is also a former professional athlete in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.

SELECTED LINKS

Link to Metabolic Health Summit

Link to Epigenix Foundation

Link to KetoPet

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_VictoriaField.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am PDT

Host Brad Kearns addresses some of the common misconceptions and misinterpretations of the ketogenic diet, instead of describing how to do it right and enjoy lasting benefits. This is a syndicated presentation of a Facebook Live event. Join the Keto Reset Facebook Group for more Facebook live events

Most importantly, Brad relates a message from Dr. Cate Shanahan (author of Deep Nutrition and future podcast guest) that ketone production is triggered by the burning stored body fat, not ingested fat. Dang son, trip out on that revelation, for it will turn lots of the keto hype on its ear! When you eat any meal, or even snack on your keto approved treats, you essentially shut off ketone production. This negates the premise of the bacon and butter diet and the fetishes for high-fat coffee in the morning and fat bombs for snacks and treats. This is a little oversimplified, but it's helpful to reframe your perspective about keto to associated it with fasting, eating in a compressed time window, and eating in caloric deficit if you are looking to lose excess body fat. 
 
We talk about people having difficulty reducing excess body fat and the importance of following the multi-step Keto Reset Diet approach, where you start with 21-Day Metabolism Reset, enter a fine-tuning period, and finally conduct a focused 6-week period of nutritional ketosis. Fun questions come in from the Facebook crowd to keep the show lively. 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_Keto_ItsAllAboutBurningStoredBodyFat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Andy Hnilo -  CEO of Alitura Naturals. A near-death experience led Andy Hnilo to develop a cutting-edge natural skincare line that is revitalizing the skincare market. A former athlete, model, actor turned entrepreneur...Andy was hit by two large vehicles while crossing a busy street in 2011.  A former model and high-level athlete, he relied on his body to make a living and knew that even if he recovered, his life may never be the same. He vowed to rebuild his body and spirit using the healthiest ingredients and products he could find. Alitura -- Latin for “feeding and nourishing” -- was created to offer consumers natural, soothing and effective skin remedies. 4 years since launching Alitura Naturals, his products are now in 77 countries and his brand is thriving.
 
SELECTED LINKS
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_AndyHnilo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

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

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_TipsForGoingKeto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Jolene Goring about the uses and benefits of systemic enzymes - including inflammation, gut health, excess fibrin, scar tissue, fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibroids, and much more!.  Jolene is a leading integrated health and fitness, holistic nutrition and natural beauty expert based in Scottsdale, AZ; and the first Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist in Arizona. 

Jolene has recently been named one of USA Today’s “America’s Premier Fitness Experts,” is a best-selling author and has appeared in international magazines, newspaper, television shows, and fitness videos. She was the Director of Marketing at World Nutrition Inc, who has created the world’s ONLY liquid gel systemic enzyme complex. With 18 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Jolene has a BSc. Geophysics and numerous health, nutrition, and fitness certifications. She loves learning about the latest scientific breakthroughs in the health field and making healthy living easy and fun for everyone.

 

 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_JoleneGoring.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

I’m not a big app guy, instead preferring to keep a loose running tally of how I’m eating, training, and living, but my understanding is that kids these days love smartphone apps. Besides, I often forget that not everyone lives and breathes this stuff. Not everyone geeks out over all the minutiae and maintains an extensive database of keto and Primal-related errata in their heads.

So today, I’m giving you a list of the top 9 keto (and keto-relevant) apps.

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

Direct download: MDA-Oct092018-Top9KetoApps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Ruscio - a specialist in digestive, autoimmune and thyroid disorders, he consults out of his Bay Area clinic and reaches an international audience through his highly-rated functional medicine podcast and website www.drruscio.com

If you suspect you’re getting sicker and sicker… Your doctor just doesn’t get it… And you don’t have time to wade through dozens of stuffy medical journals looking for an answer… his simple and affordable approach to healing chronic illness could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. 

Dr Ruscio has spoken at The SIBO Symposium Summit, Paleo FX, Ancestral Health Symposium, Sean Croxton’s Digestion Sessions, as well as many other international conferences. You can find out more about his simple, evidence-based approach to healing chronic illness by visiting his website www.drruscio.com Purchase Dr. Ruscio’s latest book, Healthy Gut Healthy You today.

 

SELECTED LINKS:

Dr. Ruscio Website

Healthy Gut Healthy You

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_DrMichaelRuscio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm PDT

Brad tackles some interesting and varied Q&A, including concerns about fueling with carbs during long workouts, how family high cholesterol concerns jibe with feeling great while eating paleo/keto, and much more fun stuff. Email info@ketoreset.com to ask questions or give feedback on the show. Brad offers a top secret 20% discount to the Keto Reset Mastery Course during the podcast!

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_ListenerQ26A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

“There can be only one.”

It’s the iconic quote from the only good Highlander movie, referring to the eternal battle immortal warriors wage across time to become the last of their kind and gain special powers over all lesser beings. I won’t say there can be only one perfect diet, but it is fun—and illustrative—to compare and contrast the different diets, not so much as a “contest” but as a method for winnowing out the differences and giving readers an idea of what might work for them.

Today, I’m going to compare the Keto Reset (my particular Primal brand of the keto diet) to other popular diet trends.

First, what is keto all about?

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

Direct download: MDA-Oct032018-KetoCompared.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Cornell Thomas -  a multi-book author and expert in positive self-awareness. He has been endorsed by some of the top experts in his field including Tony Robbins and Dr. Cornel West.  Cornell Thomas is the perfect example of turning a loss into a win. Two weeks away from playing professional basketball in Europe, Cornell suffered a career-ending injury that derailed his dream. Growing up with adversity his whole life allowed Cornell to get past “Why Me” and focus on “What Now”. 

 

Youtube Video Link: https://youtu.be/LN83C8bdBac

 

LINKS

Website: www.cornell-thomas.com 

Twitter: @cornellthomas

Instagram: @cornellthomas34

 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_CornellThomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Longtime readers of the blog are so inundated with the latest dietary research and results from years of personal experimentation that they often take the simple, basic dietary truths for granted. But it’s the simple ones that make the most difference. Today I’m going to sift through the knowledge base to winnow out the dietary truths that, while basic, fundamental, and important, are unknown or misinterpreted in the “normal population.” If you think someone you know or care about could learn from this list, send it along.

What follows are some basic dietary truths that everyone needs to understand.

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

Direct download: MDA-Sep272018-8DietaryTruthsWeWishWeCouldTellNonPrimalTypes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

It has many names and monikers.

Male menopause.

Andropause.

Age-related testosterone deficiency.

Hypogonadism.

Manopause, my personal favorite.

Although it isn’t as sharply defined as female menopause, male menopause is a catch-all for the gradual cascade of mental and physical health issues that men face as they approach and pass middle age and their testosterone drops. Wherever possible, I will insert “man” puns into the symptoms and conditions. Consider yourself warned.

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

Direct download: MDA-Sep262018-MaleMenopause.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with John Assaraf - one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world! He has appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. John has also built 5 multimillion dollar companies, written 2 New York Times Bestselling books and has been featured in 8 movies, including the blockbuster hit The Secret.

Today, he is founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence-based brain training methods to help individuals and corporations unlock and ignite their fullest potential.  Go to MyNeuroGym.com and register for John's FREE online Brain-A-Thon event, featuring a variety of brain and success experts to help you develop a roadmap for shifting your mind and your life.

 

SELECTED LINKS:

Youtube Video:

https://youtu.be/xlqrdIe78dk

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_JohnAssaraf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am PDT

As the research continues to pile up against artificial sweeteners, it’s a race to take the lion’s share of the growing alternative sweetener market. While natural sweeteners like stevia and erythritol have become more popular in recent years, it’s still a wide field. One lesser known option is yacon syrup—a natural sweetener with a low calorie count and prebiotic abilities.

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

Direct download: MDA-Sep202018-YaconSyrup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Angela Bicos Mavridis - a Holistic Nutritionist and the CEO and founder of TRIBALI Foods. As a kid in her grandmother’s kitchen, she discovered the nurturing power of real foods. Today, she seeks and sources 100% organic high-quality proteins for TRIBALÍ Foods — from grass fed and grass finished beef to free-range chicken, pasture-raised pork, and wild-caught seafood — to create flavorful, versatile, and nutrient-dense centerpieces for wholesome, satisfying meals. Angela won the NOSH Live Pitch Slam 2017 on behalf of TRIBALÍ Foods and continuously strives to explore ways to "Make people healthier one meal at a time."
 
SELECTED LINKS:
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_AngelaMavridis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Metabolic flexibility is the capacity to match fuel oxidation to fuel availability—or switch between burning carbs and burning fat. Someone with great metabolic flexibility can burn carbs when they eat them. They can burn fat when they eat it (or when they don’t eat at all). They can switch between carbohydrate metabolism and fat metabolism with relative ease. All those people who can “eat whatever they want” most likely have excellent metabolic flexibility. So, why does it really matter, and how does it happen? Let’s get into the weeds today.

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

Direct download: MDA-Sep122018-TheDefinitiveGuideToMetabolicFlexibility.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Most longtime readers of this blog could probably rattle off a dozen daily habits based on the inviolable Primal Laws. That’s not exciting, though.

Let’s consider the basics just that: basics you should already have a handle on. These are practices that you’ve already integrated—eat whole foods, avoid unnecessary carbs, stop fearing fat and animal protein, lift heavy things, and such—and don’t require any more cajoling or prodding. It’s more helpful to develop some daily habits that you probably hadn’t considered.

What are some daily habits for better Primal health?

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

Direct download: MDA-Sep112018-12DailyHabitsForPrimalHealthe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Sean Wittenberg - the Cofounder and President of Safe Catch based in Sausalito, CA.  With a deeply held belief that the health of our environment, our food and our society are all profoundly connected, Sean has spent the past 15 years focused on developing technologies and products that help people live healthier, happier lives while improving the wellbeing of our planet.  In this episode, Sean educates the audience on the safety and environmental concerns surrounding fishing and consuming fish.

 

SELECTED LINKS:

Safe Catch

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_SeanWittenberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

A Primal woman’s first reaction to the prospect of taking synthetic hormone replacements for menopause? Probably a healthy dose of skepticism. We in the ancestral health community, after all, tend to view pharmaceuticals as a last resort—interventions that are overprescribed by vested interests, create their own set of side effects, and may even do more harm than good. To suggest that we “need” this or that prescription raises our hackles.

Besides, it’s not like menopause is a product of modernity or an aberration our ancestors never experienced; it’s a physiological stage that evolution has protected and selected in humans. It’s perfectly natural. Rather than the debilitating, miserable experience many women report having, menopause should be easier. Graceful, even. But it often isn’t.

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

Direct download: MDA-Sep052018-TheProsAndConsOfHormoneReplacementTherapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Ken Berry MD about the epidemic of Diabetes and how a patient can navigate test results, treatment, prevention, and reversing the disease. Dr. Berry is also the author Lies My Doctor Told Me which reveals the truth behind the lies told by well-meaning doctors. Whether it’s recommending a low-fat diet, or warning you to avoid the sun, these medical lies can cause really harm to your health. This book will help you sort through the medical myths and the outright lies, and begin to develop a health partnership with your doctor.

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 of 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.

Selected Links: 

Lies My Doctor Told Me

Dr. Ken Berry – Facebook

Dr. Ken Berry – Twitter
Dr. Ken Berry – Instagram
Dr. Ken Berry – YouTube

 

Video Podcast: 

https://youtu.be/szu-LvA5kZQ

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_KenBerry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am PDT

A few months ago, I explored the benefits and applications of cold therapy. Today, I’m going to talk about the benefits and applications of heat therapy—one of the most ubiquitous and ancestral therapies in the history of humankind. You name a culture and—as long as they didn’t live in perpetual tropical heat—they probably had some form of heat therapy. Native Americans had the sweat lodge, those of Central America the temazcal. The Romans had the thermae, which they picked up and refined from the Greeks. Other famous traditions include Finnish saunas, Russian banyas, Turkish hammams, Japanese sentó (or the natural spring-fed onsen), and the Korean jjimjilbang. People really like the heat.

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

Direct download: MDA-Aug292018-WhatCanHeatDoForYourHealth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

It’s about that time: the start of the school year. Bleary-eyed kids everywhere are dragged from bed, thrown into clothing, handed an energy bar and glass of juice, and shuttled off to spend hours sitting at a desk. They come home, do hours of homework, squeeze in some screen time, squeeze some vaguely edible goo into their mouths, update their Facebook status, post a few Instagram pics, and climb into bed by 10 PM sharp, Snapchatting their way to the land of Nod. Then it starts all over again.
I’m exaggerating, a bit. Things aren’t this bad—childhood Facebook usage is actually down! But too many children aren’t getting enough sleep.

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

Direct download: MDA-Aug282018-AreYourChildrenSleepDeprived.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Mona Morstein - a naturopathic physician with a medical practice focused in integrative diabetes treatment. Her clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, is located in Tempe, Arizona, where she sees patients of all ages and genders for acute and chronic conditions. An expert on prediabetes and diabetes, she is a frequent lecturer at conferences and webinars, and is the founder and executive director of The Low Carb Diabetes Association. Dr. Morstein is a member of the Arizona Diabetes Coalition and her new book is Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach for Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
 
Selected Links:
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_DrMonaMorstein.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am PDT

Enjoy this simulcast from Brad Kearns Facebook Live event, and join the Keto Reset Facebook community. Many topics relating to keto and healthy living are covered in this fast-moving show. Brad shares highlights of a recent conversation with Mark Sisson about metabolic flexibility and "fractal eating." Mark relates how his lifelong keto strategy is to spend lots of time fasting or in ketogenic eating patterns, but not worry about the details such that occasionally he will consume carbs outside the traditional keto range, but in what he calls the "keto zone." Mark mentioned a recent discussion with Dr. Joe Mercola who argues that fasting during jet travel protects you from the high levels of radiation and EMFs you face on an airplane, and also the lack of top foods available when you are on the go. 
 
Metabolic flexibility really means that you can handle anything, from fasting and turbocharged fat and ketone burning to perhaps even a carb binge. Brad discusses his recent experiment, inspired by Chris Kelly and Dr. Tommy Wood of NourishBalanceThrive.com, to consume additional nutritious calories to support his athletic training and recovery goals. It's also likely that you face a different set of decision making parameters based on your body fat goals and blood markers. Those recovering from metabolic damage or trying to drop excess body fat might pay more attention to carb intake levels until they achieve their goals. Those interested in performance and recovery can be more flexible. Ben Greenfield relates that he spends a lot of time fasted or in keto, but enjoys life in the evenings with his family, including consuming nutritious meals and treats that might be high in carbs. So what? He makes sure he recovers for future intense workouts and also that he enjoys life. Furthering that concept, we discuss Brian McAndrew's (Instagram @WholeDoods) quickly-going-viral concept that "life will give you refeeds"- so you don't have to obsessively plan them or track them. This is just a small taste of many other fun topics covered, so check out this show and send your comments and feedback to info@ketoreset.com
Direct download: Ep274_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_FacebookLiveSimulcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Consistency is key in everything we do.

Training in the gym: The most optimal workout imaginable won’t do a thing if you only get around to it once every two weeks.

Sleep: A solid 8 hours of shut eye every night beats 10 hours one night, 6 the next.

Learning a new skill: Practice for an hour each day and you’ll become a master. Spend twelve hours one time and never again, and you’ll remain a beginner.

The same is true for nutrition. A consistent, reliable way of eating—especially with a diet like keto, where extended consistency actually builds new fat-burning mitochondria and establishes habits—tends to produce the best results.

But what if you wanted to be a little less consistent? What if you wanted to cycle between Primal and keto? Is such a thing even possible?

Yes. Just make sure you do it right—and for the right reasons.

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

Direct download: MDA-Aug222018-TipsForCyclingBetweenPrimalAndKeto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Next month, Primal Kitchen® will be teaming up with the Whole30® crew to help support people doing the Whole30 program. The guidelines complement the Primal Blueprint, after all, and the Primal Blueprint is a common after-Whole30 approach to long-term vitality for many folks. The Whole30 itself offers incredibly valuable feedback on the effects of certain foods on your health, and it’s an amazing kick-start for turning your diet (and well-being) around. Today I’m offering up my top tips for a successful Whole 30 experience.

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

Direct download: MDA-Aug212018-MarksTopTenTipsForASuccessfulWhole30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Seamus Mullen, an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author about his struggles with Rheumatoid Arthritis and his journey to complete healing through FOOD.  An avid cyclist who raced competitively in his twenties, he was diagnosed in 2007 with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that forced him to rethink his relationship with food, and led to his first cookbook Hero Food, published in 2012. His second book Real Food Heals was released in 2017.  Through food, exercise and lifestyle changes, Seamus was able to successfully turn his health around. For 7 years now, Seamus has been off all RA medication and has no RA markers on his blood results!  
 
Seamus opened his first solo restaurant Tertulia in Manhattan in 2011, which was awarded two stars from The New York Times and was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. In 2013, he opened El Colmado a Spanish tapas and wine bar at Gotham West Market, a food hall in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. His latest venture is fast-casual concept Whitley Bird & Greens. 

After cooking throughout Spain, New York, and San Francisco, Seamus first rose to national prominence in 2006 with Boqueria, one of the first critically acclaimed and highly successful Spanish restaurants in New York. In 2009, he was one of three finalists on the Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef.” He can often be seen as a featured judge on the popular Food Network series “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” and is a frequent guest on programs such as The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show and CBS This Morning.
 

SELECTED LINKS

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @seamusmullen 

Website: www.seamusmullen.com

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_SeamusMullen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate a beginning strength training practice (or just a little extra effort) into your exercise routine, wearable weights—which include weighted vests, ankle weights and wrist weights—can seem like a no-brainer. After all, you’re technically investing the same amount of time and doing the same activities but just with more effort and benefit. And you just have to slip them on and go, right?

Not exactly.

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

Direct download: MDA-Aug162018-WearableWeights.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Brian is a personal trainer and scratch golfer from Chicago who has had some great success with intermittent fasting for both himself and his clients. He was initially inspired when he became frustrated by his inability to achieve the same results in the gym at age 38 as he did at 28 - imagine that! He started with the simple strategy of pushing his breakfast back an hour at a time until he was able to comfortably adjust to eating his first meal at around noon. Consequently, Brian typically ends up eating only two meals a day. Brian and Brad discuss an assortment of common sense tips to make fasting work for you, in particular: Be strict with your exercise so you don’t have decision fatigue and will power needed every day to stick with your plan; move around and keep busy during your fasting periods to make time fly by faster; clean up your diet so you can minimize glucose spikes and insulin crashes; make sure your dietary practices are a smooth fit into your busy life. 

 

Brian offers the memorable quote that muscles are made in the gym but that six-pack abs are made from diet. Another key benefit of adhering to some sort of fasting protocol is that you develop greater appreciation for natural hunger and satiety sensations, and gain a greater sense of control in your life than when you have to rely on food for your energy, mood, and cognition. Enjoy numerous simple, common-sense insights that will get you psyched to try and succeed with Intermittent Fasting! 

Direct download: Ep272_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_BrianGryn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm PDT

If you ask the average person, ketosis is primarily about carb restriction and fat intake. Go on a low-carb diet, eat more fat, allow your body to burn its own reserves. Pretty straightforward. Ketones are supposed to replace glucose.

But what do we make of protein? Some keto dieters avoid it like the plague, worried anything more than a quarter pound of animal flesh will knock them back into sugar-burning purgatory. Some have even likened it to “chocolate cake.” Others eat it freely. Who’s right?

Well…

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

Direct download: MDA-Aug152018-ProteinIntakeWhileKeto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Arielle Ford about manifesting love!  Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of 11 books including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. She has just created the world’s first transformational coloring book based upon The Soulmate Secret, entitled, Inkspirations Love by Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate. This book blends Arielle’s step-by-step method for manifesting love with the romantic, original artwork of artist Manja Burton - a fun, creative and powerful process!

She is also the author Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate devoted to exploring a simple, fun and effective way to attain groundbreaking shifts in perception so that you can embrace and find the beauty and perfection in yourself and your mate.  I call this “going from annoyed to enjoyed!” Arielle has been called “The Cupid of Consciousness”, and “The Fairy Godmother of Love.” 

 

Arielle lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband/soulmate, Brian Hilliard and their feline friends. Join her newsletter at www.soulmatesecret.com 

 

Selected Links

Arielle's Website

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_ArielleFord.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am PDT

People like to get healthy, burn body fat, increase their aerobic capacity, and improve their cognitive function. The ketogenic diet is an excellent way to obtain those outcomes, which partially explains its meteoric rise in popularity. But people also like to drink alcohol. You might say it’s a toxin—I wouldn’t disagree. You might say we’d be better off without it—perhaps. The fact remains that people have been drinking for tens of thousands of years, and they’re not going to stop anytime soon.

Can keto and alcohol coexist? Is there anything we need to take into consideration?

First things first, does alcohol inhibit ketosis?

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

Direct download: MDA-Aug082018-AlcoholWhileKeto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Brian McAndrew, the man behind the scenes of all of Primal’s audio and video production efforts, takes the stage again as the honored guest on the keto-themed podcast. At the age of 31, Brian has had quite a healthy journey of vast exploration and deep immersion. He’s been hard-core keto for over two years, all the while pursuing ambitious goals in the weight room. Brian’s experiences include: dealing with a serious parasite infection contracted while swimming in an African pond (hey it’s hot in Sierra Leone for an Oregon coast boy!); plunging into the trendy LA juice bar health scene and digging a hole from veganism and chronic cardio; getting big into the familiar combo of Paleo and Crossfit; getting a burnt out on Crossfit and transitioning into a pattern of MAF pace cardio workouts along with high-intensity strength training. 

Brian is constantly tweaking and testing on our behalf and today has a very groovy rhythm of simple, delicious meals, eating enough food to fuel his ambitious workouts, not stressing about testing his ketone numbers, and enjoying occasional departures from keto followed by effortless recalibrations. This is a very informative show where Brian shares insights from many resources; he processes and consumes a ton of podcasts and has 12,000 followers on his Instagram account (@WholeDoods) despite rarely writing anything more than, “I’m eating this” or showing pictures of his cute one-year-old daughter. 

Brian’s meals on Instagram and Brad’s underground recipe videos have become so popular that the duo are working on a top-secret book for lazy doods who want to cook keto but can’t be bothered to follow complex recipes.

Direct download: Ep270_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_BrianMcAndrew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Haley Morris, Certified Primal Health Coach and Holistic Life Coach and a thought leader who focuses her efforts on being the change she wishes to see in the world. Haley dedicates her life to creating value for others-helping people like you achieve what they are dreaming about. She does this by sharing her life experiences, by being a supportive and motivating friend/coach, and by helping people who want to live in health, wealth, success and happiness succeed through the process. 
 
Selected Links:
IG: @haleyshealthyoptions
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBluerprint_HaleyMorris.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am PDT

Brad tackles some interesting and diverse Q&A, including a lengthy discussion about the big question: Why aren't you losing weight on keto? A 70-year-old keto enthusiast who's lost 27 pounds in a few months now wants to increase energy. Another question comes about Brad's experiment with morning smoothies and increased caloric intake, with some commentary on the increasingly popular topic of digestive circadian rhythm and the work of Dr. Panda. Another question comes about evening leg cramps and possibly attribution to keto. 

Direct download: Ep268_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_ListenerQ26A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am PDT

Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt, the writer, producer and host of the break out film (and first Paleo documentary), The Perfect Human Diet, and author of the how-to companion guide of the same title. CJ is currently in production for The Perfect Human Diet  2If you are in the Ancestral Health, Paleo, Keto or Ethical Omnivore camps, healthy animal foods and their production are under constant attack by popular films like Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy and What The Health. These films and films like them claim that animal foods are not only destroying our health, but our environment as well. CJ's mission is to counteract these false narratives and bring the truth to the forefront by not letting these propaganda films go unchallenged.  You can help support this mission by donating to the film which is non-profit endeavor.

Selected Links:

THE PERFECT HUMAN DIET 2

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_CJHunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT

Host Brad Kearns talks about "8 Common Mistakes With Keto and How to Avoid Them" along with some live Q&A banter from viewers on the Keto Reset Facebook Page. You'll get a great overview of why you can't rush the process of keto, the importance of complementary lifestyle factors (exercise, sleep, stress management), making sure you eat colorful, nutritious foods instead of focusing only on keto-aligned macros, and plenty more.

Direct download: Ep266_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_FacebookLive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

Elle Russ chats with Jezlan Moyet - host of Good Morning LaLa Land...the first live-streaming daily talk show in the world.  Good Morning LaLa Land focuses on discussions around current events, hot topics, and guest interviews through a positive, uplifting, and inspiring lens.  In this very moving podcast episode, Jezlan shares a personal health journey with a freak accident that led to a permanent physical disability.  Jezlan and Elle discover on the air for the first time that they share a similar physical disability, both completely unaware of the other's plight before this episode.

Jezlan is an entertainment correspondent with red carpet, press junket, and live event hosting experience at conventions, and fashion shows. Jezlan has partnered with Focus TV Network, an affiliate of Focus Magazine, as a content creator and contributor. Jezlan has been featured on the cover of international magazines, newspapers, and she has been a featured guest speaker at many motivational events and conferences. Subject-matter expert media appearances have included: Every Way Woman, Fashion TV, Millennial Life, Good Morning LaLa Land, Focus TV, The Washington Post, and more.

 
Selected Links:
Twitter: @JezlanMoyet
IG: @Jezlan
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_JezlanMoyet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am PDT

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!!

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_FacebookLiveQ26A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm PDT

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
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_TaniaTeschke_EuroCulture.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm PDT

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)

Direct download: MDA-Jul112018-KetoForWomen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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

 

LINKS:

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/

 
Direct download: Ep262_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_FantasticFour.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am PDT

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. 
 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_TaniaTeschke_BookLaunch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

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)

Direct download: MDA-Jul052018-10PrimalSkinCareIdeas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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.

Direct download: Ep260_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_LaylaMcGowan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am PDT

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)

Direct download: MDA-Jul042018-DoesSleepHackingWork.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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)

Direct download: MDA-Jul032018-10TipsForStickingWithPrimal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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.

SELECTED LINKS:
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_ErinFallHaskell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am PDT

Host Brad Kearns discusses common themes and concerns extracted from commentary on the Keto Reset Facebook Group. Topics include: the difference between fat-adapted and keto-adapted; what about the "keto rash?"; making keto work if you don't have a gallbladder; different approaches for fit/low body fat types versus those with metabolic damage; do you need to consume extra fat to make extra ketones? (N.O.); is there a no-mans land with carb intake for athletes where you are too high for keto and too low for proper recovery? Some incredibly important insights for anyone wishing to optimize keto. Send your questions/comments/feedback to info@ketoreset.com
 
Links:
Michael Rutherford on keto and gallbladder
Differing approaches to keto based upon metabolic health
Direct download: Ep258_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_CommonThemesAndConcerns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm PDT

Humans are a tribal species. We form alliances, align ourselves along ethnic, familial, religious, and cultural lines. Still, for the vast majority of people, “tribal” carries a negative connotation. Bitter partisan politics, ethnic genocides, religious wars, and the long history of bigotry make that connotation almost unavoidable. But I don’t think tribal in its true essence is all bad. The basic instinct to form and belong to groups is a simple fact of human physiology. It’s how we work, so we’d better make it work for us.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jun272018-FindYourTribeFindYourHealth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Elle Russ chats with Monica Reinagel - a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and professionally trained chef. She’s the creator of the Nutrition Diva podcast, one of iTunes’ most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts since its debut in 2008, with more than 35 million downloads. She’s also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Scientific American, Food and Nutrition magazine, My Fitness Pal, and NPR Radio. She has a special talent for sorting fact from fiction and translating the science into practical, down-to-earth strategies. Her Weighless coaching program (co-founded with Brock Armstrong) focuses on helping people break the cycle of yo-yo dieting and achieve healthy, sustainable weight loss. 
 
SELECTED LINKS:
Primary Website: http://nutritionovereasy.com 
Program Website: http://weighless.life
Facebook and Twitter: @nutritiondiva
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_MonicaReinagel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Even after I fixed my diet, ditched the chronic cardio, and cleaned up my overall lifestyle to be more in line with our evolutionary upbringing, one big problem remained: my response to stress.

This had always been an issue for me. Part of it was that I kept a full plate at all times. Whether it was my training load, my businesses, my overall type A personality, stress was simply unavoidable, I thought.

How did I approach the situation and manage my stress differently over time?

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

Direct download: MDA-Jun212018-HowMyResponseToStressHasChangedThroughTheYears.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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

Direct download: Ep256_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_LosingBellyFatat50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT

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
 
SELECTED LINKS:
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_JamesBroderick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

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.

Direct download: Ep254_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_ListenerQ26AMay21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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 :-)
 
 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_KarenMartel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

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.

Direct download: Ep252_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_ListenerQ26A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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

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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)

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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. 

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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)

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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.
 
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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)

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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.

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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)

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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

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