Primal Blueprint Podcast

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.

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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.

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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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