Primal Blueprint Podcast

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.

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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
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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. 

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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/

 
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