Primal Blueprint Podcast

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 a 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! 

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Elle Russ chats with Jon Venus - a public figure most known for his YouTube channel where he focuses his efforts to spread information regarding fitness, nutrition and lifestyle. After spending 5 years living and preaching a 100% plant-based vegan lifestyle, Jon recently made the decision to begin eating animals again - which led to an onslaught of pushback by the vegan community. Jon discusses his journey from being raised an omnivore to his decision to adopt veganism - and his recent return to eating an ancestral-based, omnivorous diet.  

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Elle Russ chats with Gina DeVee - a published author, accomplished speaker, podcast host, business coach and self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur. She has dedicated her career to helping women connect spiritually, start profitable businesses, create wealth from a feminine perspective, and become highly visible so they can make a global impact.

 Gina’s own journey from struggling psychotherapist to globetrotting entrepreneur has taken her from the First Lady’s Office at the White House, to getting her Master’s in Clinical Psychology, graduating from Le Cordon Bleu and founding her growing women’s empowerment, multi-media company and lifestyle brand, Divine Living. 

 Her mission is to show women everywhere how to be Queen of their lives. “Within every woman lives a Queen,” Gina affirms, “And only from the position of Queen can you fulfill your purpose.”  In becoming Queen, no longer must women pretend to be anything other than brilliant, capable and fabulous. The world needs us to own our power, raise our standards, and contribute our talents like never before, and Gina DeVee is here to lead the way. 

Her first book, The Audacity to be Queen, brings together over 20 years of experience in transforming women’s lives through the deep spiritual and feminine wisdom of Queenhood. With spectacular flair, beautiful pearls of wisdom, and life-changing stories of unexpected triumph, Gina DeVee shares the steps, exercises, meditations, prayers and journal prompts to release all forms of self-doubt and self-sabotage so you can discover the best version of you. 

Gina DeVee Website

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Shawn Baker - an Orthopedic Surgeon, athlete (world record holder), consultant, soldier, father, and a proponent of the carnivore diet. Known for pushing the boundaries and not settling for mediocrity - Shawn is the CEO of MeatRx and author of The Carnivore Diet

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Elle Russ chats with Robert Mack - an ivy-league-educated Positive Psychology expert, Executive Coach, and Author. He is one of the world's leading experts on the relationship between happiness and success.

Robert helps individuals and organizations achieve an energizing balance of authentic personal happiness and effortless professional success, based on time-tested, face-valid, empirical data and timeless, transcendental wisdom.

Robert's work has been endorsed by Oprah, Vanessa Williams, and many others, and he  has been a regularly featured guest expert for shows like Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and KTLA, and in magazines like GQ, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Upscale.

Robert's first book, Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment, is celebrity-endorsed and critically-acclaimed. It has been translated into various other languages, including Chinese. 

Rob Mack Website

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Elle Russ chats with Jerry Wolf. Jerry has 15+ years of personal training and body work experience with a degree in Development from Brown University. He has been a biohacker for over 5 years, is XPT Certified, and is currently working to open Bionic - a Los Angeles based Recovery Tech Facility.  Before Bionic, Jerry oversaw alignment, rehab, and development protocols at the Human Garage. Jerry currently trains clients in person or via video chat. 

Jerry is also an actor, husband, and new father. He plays a Dealer on the ABC card game show CARD SHARKS with host Joel McHale. 

Jerry hopes to continue sharing the expert knowledge he's been exposed to with his clients, friends and growing family.

BIONIC

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Ronesh Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution and publisher of the culturalhealthsolutions.com website to discuss Ron's unique insights about the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Ron goes beyond our obsession with germs and masks to describe how the health of our immune systems can greatly improve our chances of resisting the virus. He explains that your level of aerobic conditioning and whether or not you have inflammatory visceral fat will determine how your body responds to exposure from the virus.
 
If you need some motivation to get in shape, and also to get outdoors into sunlight to make some Vitamin D, your ability to resist Covid-19 is a pretty strong incentive. You will love Dr. Ron's positive attitude about our ability to beat this pandemic, and how we could emerge with many positive changes in the way we work (no more morning commute traffic?!) and the way medicine is practiced. Be sure to visit Dr. Ron’s highly informative website, culturalhealthsolutions.com, read the article about when he affectionately calls the “Covesity" pandemic, and also download a free eBook titled, The Covid Survival Guide.
 

 

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Elle Russ chats with Mark Sisson  - the founder of this podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet and bestselling book The Primal Blueprint - which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. In this episode, topics include the catabolic nature of being a carbohydrate dependent sugar-burner, metabolic flexibility, autophagy, fasting, organ reserve, and more.

Mark has written several other books, including Primal Endurance, The Primal Connection, and other popular Primal-themed cookbooks and lifestyle books. He is also the publisher of MarksDailyApple.com, the #1-ranked blog for over a decade in its health and fitness category. Mark Sisson is the founder of Primal Kitchen and Primal Nutrition - where extensive product offerings can be found. 

Primal Kitchen

Marks Daily Apple

Show Host ELLE RUSS

 

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Elle Russ chats with Bob Glazer - the founder and CEO of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of BrandCycle. A serial entrepreneur, Bob has a passion for helping individuals and organizations build their capacity to outperform.

Under Robert’s leadership, Acceleration Partners has become a recognized global leader in the affiliate marketing industry, receiving numerous industry and company culture awards, including:

  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards (2 years in a row)
  • Ad Age’s Best Place to Work
  • Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture (2 years in a row)
  • Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work
  • Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces (3 years in a row)
  • Boston Globe’s Top Workplaces (2 years in a row)

Bob was also named to Glassdoor’s list of Top CEO of Small and Medium Companies in the US, ranking #2.

 

A regular columnist for Forbes, Inc. and Entrepreneur, Bob’s writing reaches over five million people around the globe each year who resonate with his topics, which range from performance marketing and entrepreneurship to company culture, capacity building, hiring and leadership. Worldwide, he is also a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations, especially on subjects related to business growth, culture, mindful transitions, building capacity and performance.

Bob shares his ideas and insights via Friday Forward, a popular weekly inspirational newsletter that reaches over 100,000 individuals and business leaders across 50+ countries. He is the host of the Elevate Podcast, where Bob sits down with leaders, thinkers and authors to discuss personal growth and helping others live their best lives. Bob is also the author of Elevate, a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller, and of the international bestselling book, Performance Partnerships.

Outside of work, Bob can likely be found skiing, cycling, reading, traveling, spending quality time with his family or overseeing some sort of home renovation project.

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Anna Cabeca (DO, OBGYN, FACOG) about her new book KETO Green 16: The Fat-Burning Power of Ketogenic Eating + The Nourishing Strength of Alkaline Foods = Rapid Weight Loss and Hormone Balance. 

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an internationally-acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and pioneering promoter of women’s health. She is Emory University- trained and triple board-certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine and anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and is the bestselling author of The Hormone Fix a diet and holistic lifestyle program for menopausal women. 

Her areas of specialty include bio-identical hormone treatments and natural hormone- balancing strategies, and she has received extensive notoriety for her virtual transformational programs including Women‘s Restorative Health, Sexual CPR® and Magic Menopause. She created the successful and popular alkaline superfoods drink Mighty Maca® PLUS, and a top-selling, rejuvenating feminine vulvar cream for women, Julva®. In her spare time, Dr. Cabeca hosts the highly-regarded series “Couch Talk,” featuring compelling podcasts focused on a wide variety of important health and wellness topics. 

She was named “2018 Innovator of the Year” by Mindshare, the #1 conference for health and wellness influencers, and was also honored with the prestigious 2017 Alan P. Mintz award, presented annually by the Age Management Medicine Group to the most outstanding physician who displays clinical excellence and entrepreneurship. 

Dr. Cabeca has reached hundreds of thousands of women around the globe, inspiring them to reclaim their optimal health and realize they can journey through menopause and find more purpose and pleasure than they ever dreamed possible.  

Anna Cabeca, DO - Website

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Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic: The virus details, the risks, how can you protect yourself, testing, and the nature of a potential vaccine.

In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with the inability of established Western medical treatments to effectively treat many of his patients. Dr. Foresman began investigating alternative therapies and has since expanded his training in many systems of healing—not just through meditation and stress management, but also using botanical, orthomolecular and functional medicine systems. His scientific mind combined with a holistic integrative perspective, makes him a skilled practitioner who therapeutically synthesizes optimal healing modalities for each individual.

Dr. Foresman ranked among the top in the nation on his Internal Medicine Board Exams and has some of the most comprehensive Internal Medicine training to be found – including serving as a Clinical Professor who trained other physicians at a University Medical Center. 

In-depth commentary on thyroid dysfunction by Dr. Gary Foresman can be found in The Paleo Thyroid Solution written by Elle Russ.

Dr. Foresman's Website

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Host Brad Kearns catches up with author, coach, and biohacker extraordinaire Ben Greenfield on the occasion of the release of his monstrous new book called Boundless. Ben holds court on all manner of interesting topics relating to health and peak performance, but also on some real-life matters such as the at-home "no schooling" of his elementary-aged twin boys, the state of the educational system in America, his updated thoughts on the carnivore diet and some big picture diet philosophy that will help you sort through the hype and the diet wars. Ben talks about the grand transition from obsessing on peak performance as an ultradistance triathlete and elite obstacle course racer to pursuing fitness goals that promote longevity. Enjoy a fast-moving show that will give you some great insights into Ben's work and refreshing approach to life and health. Visit BoundlessBook.com to learn more about the book and get free bonus material. 

 

Links:

www.BoundlessBook.com

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Elle Russ chats with Mark Sisson  - the founder of this podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet and bestselling book The Primal Blueprint - which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. Mark has written several other books, including Primal Endurance, The Primal Connection, and other popular Primal-themed cookbooks and lifestyle books. He is also the publisher of MarksDailyApple.com, the #1-ranked blog for over a decade in its health and fitness category. Mark Sisson is the founder of Primal Kitchen and Primal Nutrition - where extensive product offerings can be found. 

PrimalKitchen.com

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Elle Russ chats with Lisa Bilyeu - the co-founder and president of Impact Theory, a digital media production company focused on empowering content. In addition to co-founding Impact Theory, she co-founded the billion dollar brand, Quest Nutrition, 9 years ago. Her career trajectory has been an astonishing arc from housewife to entrepreneur and transforming her business focus from nutrition to entertainment media. And now jumping in front of the camera, Lisa hosts the show, "Women of Impact," that centers on all things female empowerment.

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Elle Russ chats with Helen Marshall - a certified Primal Health Coach & founder of the grain free food range Primal Alternative.  Helen hosts the Primal Alternative Podcast on the Wellness Couch which is the number one ranked health and wellness podcast station in Australia.  She is a Motivational Speaker on grass roots community centric change, overcoming limiting beliefs and creating an exceptional life.

Faced with a health crisis which included chronic nausea, constipation, insomnia, physical pain, headaches, brain fog, depression, anxiety and phobias, Helen returned to a diet of plants and animals to reclaim her health.  She ditched grains, sugar and seed oils and embraced sunshine, sleep, nature and connection. Helen got certified as a Primal Health Coach to let other women know that they were not on their own on their health journey and that they too could reclaim their health and change their life just with some diet and lifestyle tweaks and community behind them. But she got kick back, Helen’s clients told her that going grain free was hard – they were time-poor and found themselves falling off the wagon.  People found it hard to go without pizza, bread, cookies and lolly pops. So Helen offered to create a range of Primal Alternatives to the foods people love to make going grain free easy.

Helen was told that her products were life changing and she felt compelled to get the range to the whole of Australia but the thought of factories didn’t light her up and besides – she didn’t have any capital. Helen was inspired to share her successful baking business so that other women with a passion for clean living could start their own home business, doing what they love and make a difference in their community. The Primalista Baking License launched on Boxing Day 2016 and to date over 100 incredible women have said yes to this opportunity.  Primal Alternative now has an online store and over 150 stockists across Australia. In 2017 Quirky Cooking collaborated with Primal Alternative to bring a ready made version of their Life Changing Dough to the community. In 2018 Primal Alternative collaborated with Chef Pete Evans to bring a lunch box friendly No Nut Hemp Bread and in 2019 the No Nut Hemp Wrap. Before ditching the rat race, was a Fitness Instructor and Personal trainer then a Business Manager for a leading recruitment company in the city.  Helen has worked with women all of her life listening to their desires around health, work and lifestyle and has combined those skills to bring her greatest contribution yet – the Primalista Baking License.

Helen lives on 100 acres of wilderness in Albany, Western Australia with her husband Mike and their children Sam & Milly. She likes pilates, massage, coffee with her bestie, sunbathing, meditation, walks in nature and champagne in the spa.

PrimalAlternative.com

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes another podcast host to the show for a 'getting real" conversation about the habitual overtraining patterns of Type-A, highly motivated, goal-oriented fitness enthusiasts. This show was syndicated on Connie's podcast called the Fit Farming Food Mom. Connie is a Certified Nutritionist, ISSA certified personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder, Dental Assistant, hobby farmer in Idaho and mother of two young kids. She does it all!! But she had to learn the hard way that pushing too hard in training leads to setbacks instead of success. Brad kicks off the show with a challenge statement to athletes listening: "What are you all about, what is your true purpose for pursuing your fitness goals?" If you are trying to burn off nervous energy, escape from other stresses in life, or feed your ego, it's better to acknowledge it than behave in a manner that's different than your stated goals. When you can be honest with yourself, and release the attachment of your self-esteem from the results of your endeavors, you open yourself up for personal growth and performance breakthroughs. 

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Elle Russ chats with Cristina Curp - a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and former restaurant chef with a BA in Anthropology. Her love of food, and particularly using real food to heal, birthed her popular food blog and wellness site, TheCastawayKitchen.com, Author of Made Whole cookbook, co-host of Kitchen Table Talks Podcast and food as medicine advocate. She is a Miami native with Cuban roots who is currently living in Virginia, or wherever her husband’s Navy career takes them. At 29 years old and 2 years postpartum, Cristina hit rock bottom with her health. On top of an inflammatory skin condition she had lived with for years, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, she began to experience many mystery symptoms and inflammation, Cristina took to the kitchen to find wellness.

Using her kitchen prowess and love of research, she began to discover the connection between her symptoms and the food she ate. This ongoing experiment birthed her blog, which is a collection of inventive, allergen friendly, low carb, whole food recipes that have helped her reverse autoimmune disease, lose weight, and take control of her own health and well being. Cristina is relentless in her mission to spread the food as medicine message, she has witnessed the power of it with her own family, her readers and her nutritional therapy clients. Empowering people to heal from the inside out is her life’s work! With a mix of grit, sass and a lot of love, she continues to do just that through her books, her social media platform and her NTP work.

Cristina WEBSITE: TheCastawayKitchen.com

SHOW HOST: ElleRuss.com 

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Elle Russ chats with Debbie Mirza - a restorative coach, author, and singer/songwriter. She is the author of the best-selling book, The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist: Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse, which has helped thousands of people around the world understand the most hidden and insidious form of narcissism that is currently affecting millions of people without them realizing what they are dealing with, and The Safest Place Possible: A Guide to Healing and Transformation, a book about the power of self-love to heal the mind, body. This book includes some of Debbie’s personal story of healing, as well as 21 practical, gentle exercises of self-love.

As a coach, Debbie helps people recognize the truth of what they have experienced, and come back to their genuine magnificence, after being in relationships with covert narcissists. She offers supportive online courses as well as guided meditations and calming music to help with the healing process. Learn more about Debbie’s books, music, online courses, coaching, and guided meditations at DebbieMirza.com

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Elle Russ chats with Abel James - a New York Times best-selling author, musician, and virtual outdoor adventure guide. He’s the host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man Show, which has ranked as the #1 Health Podcast in 8+ countries around the world with more than 25+ million downloads.  Abel has starred as a coach on ABC television and has been featured in WIRED, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, and hundreds more. 

As a recording artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Abel is releasing a new immersive 360 VR music video (or virtual adventure) every day for the next year. 

Hailing from the woods of New Hampshire, Abel James lives with his wife, Alyson, and yellow lab, Bailey, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 

AbelJames.com

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Host Brad Kearns covers an assortment of interesting questions from athletic-minded podcast listeners, including: using the Primal Endurance method to train for 100-mile ultramarathon runs; can you eat keto and still set a PR at 5k?; A highly fat and keto-adapted eater who does frequent 5-day water fasts likes to go hog wild and binge on carbs, then quickly recalibrate to keto—any long-term concerns?; Can eating carnivore-ish one meal a day (OMAD) overstress the digestive system with too much protein?; and finally, Primal Bear Kevin himself went from 285lb to 199lb but has plateau'd—learn some tips to breakthrough weight loss plateaus! Enjoy the show and send your questions to info@primalblueprintpublishing.com
 
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Elle Russ chats with Karen Martel - Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and women’s weight loss and hormone expert. Founder of the OnTrack women’s hormone balancing and weight loss program. Host of the top rated women’s health podcast and video cast The Other Side of Weight Loss.

After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s health and weight management. Karen's passion lies in helping women breakthrough weight loss resistance and find their personal weight loss code through balancing hormones, stress management and uncovering emotional blocks. Karen is a health leader and researcher determined to revolutionize weight loss for modern women.

KarenMartel.com

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes geobiologist Brian Hoyer to the show to discuss the dangers of EMF exposure and how you can mitigate these dangers with some simple and do-able strategies. Brian is the founder of ShieldedHealing.com, offering home evaluation and action plans to optimize your home environment for health regarding both EMF and blue light health hazards. This show gets into the science of EMF but is easy to follow and always tying into practical tips to make simple lifestyle changes to improve health. The most profound insight is that EMF damage is far more concerning at night, when we are programmed for rest and repair, then during a busy day when we are less sensitive and vulnerable. The show ends with an awesome top-10 list of things you can do immediately to battle EMF in your home, especially in your bedroom. Check out Brian's operation at ShieldedHealing.com

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Terry Wahls - an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. 

She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.

She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every summer where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success.

TerryWahls.com 

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Host Brad Kearns talks to the rising young star in the ancestral health scene named Matt Maruca. Only 20 years old, Matt has been on a six-year obsession to reclaim his health that started to decline in middle school. The journey has led him to an intense focus on the extreme health hazard of excess blue light exposure in modern life. Matt provides a beautifully understandable account of why blue light is harmful and what to do about it, but you will be fascinated to hear about how a member of the younger generation has leveraged the power of the digital age to make a name and a life for himself in the most progressive fashion. Check out Matt's RAOptics.com website to learn more about his unique daytime and nighttime blue light blocking eyewear (discount code Brad for 15% off your order!)

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Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about perimenopause and menopause and the use of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with the inability of established Western medical treatments to effectively treat many of his patients. Dr. Foresman began investigating alternative therapies and has since expanded his training in many systems of healing - not just through meditation and stress management, but also using botanical, orthomolecular and functional medicine systems. His scientific mind combined with a holistic integrative perspective, makes him a skilled practitioner who therapeutically synthesizes optimal healing modalities for each individual.

Dr. Foresman ranked among the top in the nation on his Internal Medicine Board Exams and has some of the most comprehensive Internal Medicine training to be found including serving as a Clinical Professor who trained other physicians at a University Medical Center.

In-depth commentary on thyroid dysfunction by Dr. Gary Foresman can be found in The Paleo Thyroid Solution written by Elle Russ.

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Dr. Michael Platt on Adrenalin Dominance

Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Michael Platt about the controversial and cutting edge subject of Adrenalin Dominance, the title of Platt’s new book and a topic that Platt argues is widely misunderstood and misinterpreted. Dr. Platt explains that the catch-all health disturbance of adrenal fatigue is diagnosed by low salivary cortisol, which is actually indicative of adrenalin dominance. Adrenalin Dominance, as you might guess, is driven by hectic, high-stress modern life and the desperate need for our brain to consume glucose around the clock. Whenever your brain detects the slightest drop in glucose supply (from an insulin rush after high carb meal, or after a strenuous workout, or after a hectic, high-stress day at work), your body will produce adrenalin (also referred to as norepinephrine) to keep you humming along. 

 

We are going outside the boundaries of mainstream medicine to attack the cause of many mental and physical disorders. Dr. Platt makes a compelling case that dumping too much adrenalin into the bloodstream is the root cause of most psychiatric conditions and also the primary driver of excess body fat. This is because adrenalin levels peak at 2:30 am and all that glucose production isn’t burned off and is thus stored as fat while you sleep. Hint: if you get up to pee in the middle of the night, you have a problem. This seemingly innocent and common occurrence is actually a sign of excess adrenalin—remember your Latin lessons where “adrenal” means next to renal. Your overactive adrenalin stimulates the kidneys and you have to pee. Other symptoms include grinding your teeth and nervous tapping of your legs. The net effect of overproducing adrenalin is chronic conditions like ADHD, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, severe mood swings, and road rage. 

 

Dr. Platt is not all about bad news. He says the condition is surprisingly easy to fix with the application of the wonder hormone progesterone. Yes, you can buy 5% progesterone cream and apply it before meals, which blocks both adrenalin, insulin, and estrogen. Note: while females may be familiar with using progesterone for estrogen-related health conditions, Dr. Platt notes that males over 50 stop producing progesterone, setting the stage for the dreaded space tire accumulation—a hallmark of which is excess estrogen. 

 

Dr. Platt is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has nearly four decades of experience working with patients in varied clinical settings from medical groups to eldercare medicine to health research. He’s currently the president of Platt Wellness Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where he specializes in bio-identical hormones, hormone balancing and the causation of illness. Learn more at Plattwellness.com

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Episode #407: Elle Russ chats with Meik Wiking - the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute.  He is a Research Associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, member of the policy advisory group for the Global Happiness Policy Report and Founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies.  Meik is a New York Times best-selling author and has written several books and reports on happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life. His books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

 

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Elle Russ chats with Paul Saladino MD - the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. In addition to his personal podcast, Fundamental Health, he can be found featured on numerous podcasts including The Minimalists,  The Model Health Show, Bulletproof Radio,  The Dr. Gundry Podcast, The Ben Greenfield Podcast, Dr. Mercola, Health Theory, Mark Bell’s Power Project, and many others. He has also appeared on The Doctors TV show and will release his first book in 2020 titled, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.”

CarnivoreMD.com 

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes the amazing Sara Hall to the show, fresh off her stunning lifetime best and #6 all-time American performance of 2:22 at the Berlin Marathon. At age 36, Sara proclaims that she is both fitter and healthier than ever. This show is full of tidbits and reflections that will help you become a better runner and a better person. Sara discusses overcoming her string of injuries to achieve her recent breakthrough and the risks associated with elite-level training. Her insight that “you just need the pounding” is an interesting counter to the popular notion that you can “hack” peak endurance performance with HIIT workouts, or that recovery entails sitting around. In fact, an easy day for Sara is two hours of running (2 workouts) at 7-8 minutes per mile at high altitude in Flagstaff, AZ.

 

Sara talks about what she’s learned and the support she’s received from her husband Ryan Hall, retired Olympic marathon runner and still US record holder at 2:04.58, Listen to his show on this channel to learn the amazing story of their adopting four Ethiopian children in 2015 and raising them in the USA. Sara talks about the balance between trying to eat the healthiest, cleanest diet and the reality of the raw fuel requirements for elite training. She talks about training at altitude for years, variation in training approach among elite athletes. Her comments on overcoming fear of failure and loving yourself how you are, without regard to results in competition, can actually unlock higher levels of peak performance because you are free to take risks and go for it! A great show with an inspiring runner dedicated to her faith and her charity called the Hall Steps Foundation. 

 
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Elle Russ chats with David Morin - an accredited strength & conditioning trainer & coach for 16 yrs. His clients include the U.S. special forces military to NBA stars like Allen Iverson. David’s skill set continues to evolve through various modalities rooted in  movement, martial arts, Chi Kung, mediation, bio feedback, free weight training, HIIT and advanced bio-hacking techniques. David Morin is a German born American Fitness trainer, model, corporate wellness speaker & entrepreneur. He has appeared on more then 40 fitness magazine covers like Muscle & Fitness, FitnessRX, Men’s Health & Ironman magazine. For over 10 yrs & in 15 countries David has been featured over 100 times as a editorial contributor & instructional fitness model for print media. 

 

After David’s near death experience & 5 day coma for a pulmonary embolism caused by a heart tumor in 2015, David created the worlds first essential oils respiratory enhancement workout supplement, FLO2! 

 

David appears on Netflix & Amazon as a star in the documentary “The Perfect Physique”. As well as working on director Micheal Bays Block buster film “Pain & Gain,” with the Rock & Mark Wahlberg. As a father of 4 who’s active,  David had to create a effective, efficient at home training regime called “LynxFitness”. David is the founder & engineer of the training you’ll find on lynxfitness.com

 

David is a fitness lifestyle influencer with his own fitness app on FITPLAN available on the App Store. He’s currently traveling the world doing instructional fitness training and seminars at resorts from Phuket Thailand to Tulum Mexico, sharing his energy, experience & his passionate journey of gratitude through fitness. 

www.Getmorin.com

www.Getmorinfitness.com 

Connect with Show Host Elle Russ

 

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Mark Hyman - a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a twelve-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show. 

https://www.drhyman.com

Connect with Show Host

http://www.elleruss.com 

 

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Elle Russ chats with Courtney Contos, a chef, wellness expert, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, and speaker. Courtney was raised and mentored in downtown Chicago under the expertise of her acclaimed restauranteur father, Bill Contos. He was the owner of Chez Paul - an ultra-elegant French restaurant and known in popular culture as the fancy restaurant from the iconic classic films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Blue Brothers. Chez Paul is where her love of food and appreciation for quality was born.

Courtney carried on her father’s vision by working in restaurants and cooking schools until ultimately attaining my  degree in culinary arts from Kendall Culinary School in Chicago. I opened Chef Contos Kitchen & Store in Vermont, which was featured by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the best cooking schools in the world - focused on culinary education and chef-curated retail.

Amidst her successes, she struggled and suffered for 12 years with chronic pain due to a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Her rheumatologist declared on numerous occasions that her condition would never change and that she would be wheelchair-bound for the rest of her life. Unwilling to accept this fate, she persevered to find a solution, and in 2018 - along with her Functional Medicine doctor, she set out to overcome her autoimmune disease. After decades of systemic inflammation, multiple health issues, surgeries, and over six years of severe foot pain, she now takes pain-free steps with immense gratitude for having zero RA markers. Boom! 

Now Courtney supports others on through their life transformations in her virtual health consulting business. Having been so positively impacted by her healing journey - she merged her rich experience as a culinary leader and educator with overcoming autoimmune disease by becoming a certified Functional Medicine Wellness Coach. her mission is to help others transform their health by guiding people in the right direction when they find themselves stuck without wellness support.

www.ccontos.com 

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Elle Russ chats with Keith and Michelle Norris - co-founders of Paleo f(x)™ the largest Paleo platform and event in the world which has been featured in the New York TimesThe Huffington PostThe Telegraph, and Men’s Health

Michelle is the CEO of Paleo f(x)™ and has been a speaker at SXSW Health Expo, Ancestral Health Symposium, Conscious Media Festival, Society of Women Entrepreneurs and the Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference. Keith Norris is a former standout athlete and military veteran.  He is an elite strength and conditioning specialist and habit change expert with over 40 years of in-the-trenches experience.  As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is a co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo platform in the world, Paleo f(x).  As well, Keith is the CEO of Phoenix Equipment Group, LLC, and a founding member of ID Life, a company whose mission is health and lifestyle optimization. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness and personal development blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice, and is the author of The Five T’s, the art of goal setting and continual improvement.

 

SELECTED LINKS:

www.paleofx.com

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Corey Riser - a Chiropractic Physician and a practicing Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 300 hours of post-doctoral Functional Endocrinology and Clinical Nutrition education. 

Originally from Zanesville, Ohio, Dr. Riser began his work in alternative medicine through his award-winning Undergraduate Thesis study on Bacteriophage Therapy of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a preferred treatment method over traditional antibiotics.

While attending graduate school, Dr. Riser’s passion for alternative medicine developed after the passing of his grandmother, mother, and father in a two-year span.  He watched as conventional medicine treatment with drug therapy and a lack of nutritional guidance continued time and time again to fail his family members and ultimately led to untimely deaths.  It was at this time that he redirected his efforts toward Functional Medicine education.

In 2017, Dr. Riser founded Functional Health Center of the Carolinas, a highly regarded Functional Medicine clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has quickly become one of the most sought after “Chronic Disease Reversal” clinics in the region.

As the Clinic Director, the focus of Dr. Riser’s practice is primarily Functional Medicine treatment of Type II Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Cognitive Decline, and Autoimmune disease. Dr. Riser has made it a priority to help the Carolina region combat a devastatingly high incidence of chronic disease and obesity through Functional Medicine, Paleo, and nutraceutical interventions.

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www.fhccarolinas.com

instagram.com/fhccarolinas

facebook.com/fhccarolinas

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Elle Russ chats with Kate Cretsinger, CNC - a Certified Nutrition Coach. Kate’s path to becoming a Nutrition Coach began during her own struggles of migraines accompanied by bloody noses. Kate suffered 23 years from unexplained rashes, stomach pain as well as many days of not being able to socialize due to severe stomach pain, headaches and joint pain that was located in her arms, hips, legs and feet. Kate became determined to take control of her own health through nutrition. And she did!! In 2004, Kate graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.  She became certified as a Nutrition Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  In addition, Kate has over 15 years of experience in the health & wellness field as a personal trainer, instructor and nutrition coach. 

 

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Website:  www.k84wellness.com

Podcast: K8 4 Wellness Podcast

Instagram: k8_4_wellness

Facebook: K8 4 Wellness

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Welcome to the world of the cool dudes! Host Brad Kearns welcomes Brian McAndrew and Will Shewfelt to a fabulous round table discussion focused on the emerging carnivore diet, but covering a bunch of peripheral topics relating to losing excess body fat, performing and recovering from workouts and executing some interesting strategies that will help you break through typical setbacks and frustrations. Regarding exercise, both Brian and Will emphasize the point that chronic patterns will screw up your best efforts to align with a keto or carnivore. Brian says, "Choose an exercise program that's not gonna make you hungry." You'll also learn about the trio's exciting new book, Carnivore Cooking For Cool Dudes, which helps make a carnivore-ish experiment or longer team eating pattern easy, fun, and sustainable. 
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Elle Russ chats with Darryl Edwards - a movement coach, nutritionist, physical activity researcher and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.

Darryl is the author of several award-winning books including Paleo Fitness and Animal Moves. His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle Magazine, Men’s Fitness and he has featured on the BBC TV documentaries Eat to Live Forever and Doctor In The House.

 

SELECTED LINKS:

Check out Darryl’s TEDx Talk “Why working out isn’t working out” at www.primalplay.com/tedx

Find him on Facebook at facebook.com/DarrylFEdwards Twitter @fitnessexplorer and Instagram @fitnessexplorer

Click here to download your FREE ebook on The Importance of Play.

 

 

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Fasting is generally healthy when done properly. The same goes for exercise and carb restriction. These behaviors help many people; but they can also be unhealthy for certain people or when used too much or in the wrong circumstances.

Today I’d like to wade into potentially controversial waters and talk about when fasting potentially crosses the line into disordered eating territory.

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

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