Primal Blueprint Podcast (general)

How can we embrace adventure as a Primal force in our lives to enrich us, to move us forward, and to expand our sense of what’s possible? The idea here is less about life-endangering stunts (although those can have their merits, too) and more about expanding one’s field of experience to see what shows up and how it can enhance our Primal life. Let’s look at a few prospects rapid-fire style. And I hope you’ll add your own to augment this list.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jul072016-WhyASenseOfAdventureIsImportant.mp3
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There’s a whole host of benefits that swimming has to offer. So if you’re suffering from the summer heat and looking for a great way to cool down while getting in a pretty extensive workout, swimming should be toward the top of your list.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jul062016-12ReasonsWhySwimmingIsAnEssentialPrimalSkill.mp3
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Becoming overwhelmed can happen when we take on too much at once or when our approach to an endeavor takes us too much out of our comfort zone too quickly. The Primal Blueprint absolutely fosters physical as well as psychological resilience, but we inevitably go through uneven terrain on the way to it. Primal life changes us, as life in general thankfully does, and we can bring a Primal attitude to its challenges for perspective along the way—including times of feeling overwhelmed.

So let’s look at a few ideas for how to do just that.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jul052016-FeelingOverwhelmed.mp3.part
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Let’s look at some of the most common fears that come into play when people of different bodies, ages and backgrounds move toward Primal-aligned health goals. And let me offer (and invite you to share your feedback on) some practical takeaways for overcoming situational fears as well as a few emotional insights for calling fear’s bluff.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jun302016-WhyFearMayBeBlockingYourPrimalPath.mp3
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Host Elle Russ sits down with friends Jimmy and Cara Haun, two vastly talented Primal converts, for a lively talk on overcoming Hashimoto’s symptoms and how they’ve improved their overall health.

Cara Haun has been producing music for commercials for 20 years for clients such as: BMW, Priceline, T-mobile, and Wells Fargo. Jimmy Haun is one of the music industry’s top composers and works with some of the biggest names in the business. He started playing with professional bands at the early age of 15. Following his musical dreams, Jimmy moved to Los Angeles, landed his first record deal with A&M and soon found himself touring with such rock legends as Sheryl Crow, Air Supply, Robin Beck as well as jazz artists Ronnie Laws and Michael Ruff, just to name a few!

Direct download: Ep125_PrimalBlueprint_CaraJimmyHaun.mp3
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Today, I’m going to explain why, in explicit detail, you should be eating more monounsaturated fat—if you aren’t already.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jun292016-10ReasonsYouShouldBeEatingMoreMonounsaturatedFat.mp3
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Everyone knows it’s really hard, bordering on impossible, to out exercise a bad diet. You might be able to out exercise a bad diet if all you care about is abs and race times and make it your job, but eventually your poor health will catch up with you.

That doesn’t mean exercise doesn’t matter for weight loss, though. It does.

(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
Direct download: MDA-Jun282016-WhyExerciseActuallyDoesMatterForWeightLoss.mp3
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Everywhere you look, people are trying to get away from it all. Sensory deprivation, or “float” tanks, are springing up all over the world. Meditation retreats are exploding, and pretty much everyone has a meditation app on their phone (even if they don’t use it much). Google searches for terms like “float tank,” “silent retreat,” “mindfulness,” and “sensory deprivation” have been trending upward for the last few years. Silence is in.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jun232016-FromFloatTanksToSilentRetreats.mp3
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But from brain cancer to bone loss to sperm mutation to behavioral problems, EMFs (a byproduct of many electronic devices) have been blamed for many health problems. What does the evidence say? And if there are real issues, what can we do to mitigate them? How far should we go?

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

Direct download: MDA-Jun222016-AreCellPhonesAndEMFsReallyHarmingYourHealth.mp3
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Whatever the reason for its evolution, experiencing awe has several interesting effects on how we think, feel, and even heal.

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

Direct download: MDA-Jun212016-WhatIsTheExperienceOfAweAndWhyDoesItMatter.mp3
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