Primal Blueprint Podcast (general)

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Ep246_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_SydneyOlson.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Wayne Levine, the director of BetterMen Coaching. Wayne has been mentoring men for over 25 years - individually and in groups.  Currently traveling the world, he continues to coach men via Skype - to help them be the best men, fathers, husbands and leaders they can be. Wayne is also the author of the best-selling book Hold On to Your N.U.T.s - The Relationship Manual for Men. From navigating divorce to finding an authentic spiritual path, Wayne’s personal experiences and breakthroughs guide him intuitively to help men find their truth and a greater sense of freedom as they journey through life, career, relationships, and spiritual awakening.

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Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_WayneLevine.mp3
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Coffee is a perpetual topic of interest, and for good reason: Almost everyone drinks it, almost everyone is passionate about it, and it’s pretty darn good for you. A recent post covered whether coffee breaks a fast or not. Before that, I told you how to make your coffee healthier. And on a regular basis, I cover something coffee-related in the weekly Dear Mark. One aspect of coffee I’ve never explored, however, is how coffee preparation and processing affects its health effects.

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

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

Direct download: MDA-May102018-DoCoffeeBrewingMethodsMatterForHealth.mp3
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Absolutely! Anyone can go keto, including vegans. They might not be able to stay vegan, but they can certainly go keto. Nothing stopping them. The more the merrier.

Jokes aside. Can someone go keto while remaining vegan?

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

Why is it so hard?

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

Direct download: MDA-May102018-CanAVeganGoKeto.mp3
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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Primal’s own Dr. Lindsay Taylor, the renaissance woman of keto, endurance, and culinary excellence, to discuss the imminent launch of The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook. This book, by Mark Sisson with Lindsay and Layla McGowan, leverages the popularity of the New York Times bestseller, The Keto Reset Diet and the Instant Pot multiuse electric pressure cooker. Lindsay talks about the best uses of the Instant Pot for both quick, convenient snacks and meals and creative gourmet meals—of which the book covers the full spectrum. Take advantage of early order bonus offer items at ketoreset.com/instantpot.

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

Direct download: Ep244_PrimalBlueprint_KRD_InstantPot.mp3
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Elle Russ chats with Lisa Nichols - one of the world’s most requested motivational speakers, as well as a media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences breakthrough, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential. *On today's episode, Lisa reveals something big and surprising that she has never spoken about publicly before - tune in!

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

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

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

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

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

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LISA'S FREE ABUNDANCE CHECKLIST

Lisa on Instagram

 
Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_LisaNichols.mp3
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I get more questions these days about lymphatic health—particularly lymphedema. Sometimes it’s an issue related to a reader’s cancer recovery or a co-occurring symptom seen with a loved one’s other health concerns. While I might take up specific conditions in future posts (let me know if you have suggestions there), I thought I’d spend today taking apart the basics of lymphatic health. As with many of the body’s core operating functions, the real story often gets camouflaged within vague, consumer-based terms that end up being only medically tangential. Consider today’s post a trip into the weeds and (maybe) the beginning of an ongoing conversation on the topic.

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

Direct download: MDA-May032018-LymphaticHealth.mp3
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Co-hosts Elle Russ and Brad Kearns provide an exciting account of the many highlights of the amazing 2018 Paleo F(x) show, April 27-29 in Austin, TX. They mention good stuff from Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Dr. Joe Mercola, Luis Villasenor and Elle's knockout inaugural presentation on all-things thyroid. Highlights from the informative Keto panel discussion and the endurance training panel discussion, where Brad and Mark and others talked about the importance of a relaxed approach to training and finding activities that get you into the flow state. They discuss the dynamic format of the show with indoor individual presentations and panel discussions, outdoor physical workshops, and the many interesting vendors from the show. 
 
Brad clears up the misconceptions around the booming popularity of exogenous ketone supplementation and discusses some best practices. The Primal Health Coach Tribe was out in full force, and had a fabulous lunchtime picnic, Ultimate Frisbee game with Mark, and running technique workshop with Brad. Elle talks about the importance of connection and group energy, mentioning the awesome VIP speaker party where she mingled with the coolest people on the planet, like the Lamberts of the Bee the Wellness podcast. Brad offers highlights from his video interview with the incomparable Luis Villasenor of Ketogains, including Luis's profound insight that if you are struggling with a dietary transition or keto adherence, just eat the same thing every day (with certainty on the macros) until you build some nice momentum. 
Direct download: Ep242_PB_KRD_PaleoFXWrapup.mp3
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Cold is really catching these days. Aubrey Marcus, whom I recently filmed a nice podcast with, was asked about his winning daily behaviors on another show. The very first thing he mentioned was “exposure to cold.” His practice is finishing his morning shower with a three-minute stint at full cold setting. He mentioned the hormonal benefits but also the mental edge he gets from psyching up and accepting the challenge instead of wimping out. He also cited research that people who engage in therapeutic cold exposure catch fewer upper respiratory infections. Hence, like many other elements of conventional wisdom, the old wives tale is backwards. Of course, we are talking about acute and optimal duration cold exposure, not prolonged exposure to elements that weaken your resistance and contribute to immune disturbances.

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

Direct download: MDA-May022018-TheMaybeNotSoDefinitiveGuideToColdTherapy.mp3
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Max Lugavere is the New York Times Bestselling author Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain For LifeAs a health and science journalist, Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast CompanyCNN, and the Daily Beast and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Dr. Oz ShowThe Rachael Ray Show, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is a sought-after nutrition expert, invited to lecture at esteemed academic institutions such as the New York Academy of Sciences and Weill Cornell Medicine, and has given keynotes at such events as the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. 

Direct download: Ep_PrimalBlueprint_MaxLugavere.mp3
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