Primal Blueprint Podcast

Elle Russ chats with Lisa Easton - she spent over 10 years as an entrepreneur, helping others grow businesses, and mentoring women from all kinds of backgrounds and experiences.  In 2020 She launched the Millionaire Morning Mama community in order to teach women how to reprogram their subconscious mind to attract life changing abundance and master their financial outcomes in just 30 days! With her background in business ownership, financial freedom and mentorship, MMM creates a combination of her expertise and experiences for women all over to benefit from. 

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Host Brad Kearns talks about the all-important topic of testosterone optimization—preserving health, vitality, focus, and motivation as we age.

Male hormone status is a slippery slope because when you start to accumulate a bit of a spare tire, testosterone can decline at an accelerated rate. This begets the accumulation of more spare tire, and more decline in testosterone. It’s time to fight the battle against accelerated aging! Accordingly, Brad has created the “MOFO Mission,” (more at BradKearns.com) a series of 10 assignments designed to cover all aspects of healthy living to be the best you can be. This show covers the first five assignments, so get ready to take simple, sustainable action toward naturally boosting your internal testosterone production. Here are the first five assignments: Prioritize sleep, Clean up your act (mostly food, but also other stuff), Eat ancestral foods, consider supplementation to replenish cellular energy, and move frequently at a slow pace. Part 2 will recover five additional assignments that will rock your world. 

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Elle Russ chats with behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury - also the author of the new book, How to Not Die Alone. As the Director of Relationship Science at the dating app Hinge, Logan leads a research team dedicated to helping people find love. After studying psychology at Harvard, she ran Google’s behavioral science team—the Irrational Lab. She was a 2018 TED Resident and is a featured speaker at SXSW 2021. Logan lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Scott.

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Elle Russ chats with Marc Allen - a renowned author, composer, and speaker. On the day he turned thirty, Marc cofounded New World Library with Shakti Gawain, and as the company's president and publisher, he has guided it from a small start-up operation with no capital to become one of the leading publishers in its field - including publishing the works of Eckhart Tolle, SETH books, James Allen, and many more extraordinary titles that change lives. He has written numerous books, including The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, The Millionaire Course, and The Type-Z Guide to Success. He has also recorded several albums of music, including Awakening, Breathe, and Solo Flight. He is a popular speaker and seminar leader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more about Marc, including his free monthly teleseminars, see www.MarcAllen.com, and for his catalog as a publisher visit NewWorldLibrary.com  

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Host Brad Kearns discusses what could be the fitness breakthrough of the century: Micro-workouts!
 
These are brief bursts of explosive effort that you can sprinkle into your daily routine. Examples include a set of deep squats right there at your work desk, a single set of pull-ups as you pass under the closet door, a sprint up two flights of stairs in the office building, pulling Stretch Cordz or TRX bands for a couple of quick sets, and so on. The benefits of micro-workouts are numerous. First, they are accessible to anyone no matter how busy your daily routine is. Second, the cumulative fitness benefits over time are phenomenal - you launch your formal workouts from a much high platform. Third, these workouts are brief enough that you don't risk the common problem of overly stressful workout patterns that lead to breakdown, burnout, illness, and injury.
 
Perhaps most beneficial is how these little forays help break up prolonged periods of stillness that are so common in modern life and have now been identified as a huge health hazard. A minute or two of effort gets the blood and oxygen circulating throughout the body to enhance fat burning and cognitive function when you return to your screen. Perhaps the best way to get started with micro-workouts is to design a brief sequence of movements to execute first thing in the morning? Watch Brad's YouTube video, "Dynamic Stretching Routine To Start Your Day" for some ideas. Create a sequence that's simple and brief enough that you can commit to it every single day and mold it into a habit. 
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Elle Russ chats with Alex Terranova, PCC, ACCC, CHC - a certified professional/personal performance coach, and the host of the Dream Mason Podcast. He works with strong and successful leaders, rebellious innovators, and powerful teams who are ready to boldly declare what they want, get real about what’s in the way, and create the strategies and steps to generate more authenticity, clarity, freedom, and success. Through his 1-1coaching, online courses, workshops and his book, Fictional Authenticity, he has helped clients double their incomes in under 90 days, save marriages, get published, scale their companies from six to seven figures, buy dream homes, launch companies, and build successful teams. To learn more visit www.TheDreamMason.com 

 

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Host Brad Kearns covers some interesting topics with great takeaways that can help you with all aspects of healthy living and critical thinking about the ancestral health hot topics of the day.

You hear about: carnivore and carnivore-ish dietary questions; the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring and whether it's necessary if you feel healthy and energetic; the effect of prescription medication on fitness goals and MAF heart rate calculations; should you eat even if you're not hungry; the potential for plant foods to cause gut distress and how to perform a dietary restriction test to determine your level of plant sensitivity; and why is LeBron James still eating egg whites?

Enjoy the show and please email your feedback and questions for future shows to podcast@bradventures.com

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Elle Russ chats with Brant Cortright, Ph.D. - professor emeritus with the California Institute of Integral Studies, clinical psychologist, and author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle. He brings decades of university teaching, scholarship,and clinical practice to present a revolutionary understanding of the current mental health epidemic and a new path forward to radical brain health.

In this episode, we discuss his new book: HOLISTIC HEALING for ANXIETY, DEPRESSION & COGNITIVE DECLINE. Holistic Healing is the first guidebook that shows, step-by-step,how to navigate the neurotoxic minefield of modern life, so youcan function at the highest levels of creative productivity, without

the exhaustion and burnout. It brings together the newestresearch in neuroscience, nutrition, and psychology to reveal thecomplex sources of this neurotoxic stew. And most important, it offers a way back towards our own peak intelligence and radiant brain function, so we can show up and participate in the world at full mental capacity. 

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Dr. Jennifer Etnier is a researcher at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

In this show, you will enjoy some awesome insights on the connection between exercise and brain health and preventing Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Etnier is the principal investigator of the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease 2 study at UNCG and is the author of two books, Coaching for the Love of the Game, and Bring Your ‘A’ Game targeting adolescent athletes. If you can achieve the primary objective of walking frequently every day, you are going to lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease. There are immediate benefits to exercise of all kinds on brain function, so you get the best of both worlds with an instant boost in cognitive function and long-term disease prevention. Parents will enjoy ideas that encourage emphasizing improvement over winning, and ways to balance the competitive experience so everyone benefits. 

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Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt - filmmaker and broadcast journalist, and the writer, co-executive producer and on-camera host of the documentary The Perfect Human Diet (and a companion book with the same name). This 2-hour podcast episode spans from discussions on ancestral history and findings to digging deep into debunked health studies, along with CJ's recent personal journey with hypothyroid issues that were solved through T3-only hormone treatment.

The film evolved from his true-life story, beginning in 1978 when paramedics brought Mr. Hunt back to life at the age of 24 after suffering a full cardiac arrest while jogging. That incident evoked an intense passion to find out how we can all achieve longer, healthier and happier lives and then share that information with others. CJ has over twenty years of experience in broadcasting, voiceovers, television and live events. He is the author of three books on diet and health.

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Host Brad Kearns honors listener questions and comments with some commentary on three very important topics. First, the pros and cons of an intuitive approach to eating, and how to do it correctly without suffering the drawbacks of an insufficiently disciplined approach. Second, the fitness breakthrough of the century that is micro-workouts, and how you integrate these smoothly into your daily lifestyle to experience an array of benefits like raising the fitness platform for formal workouts, meeting your daily movement quota, and experiencing a significant cumulative fitness benefit. 

Finally, you’ll learn the critical distinction between an ill-advised HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) session and a more effective, more explosive HIRT (High-Intensity Repeat Training) session that carries less downside risk of overdoing it and getting injured.  Unfortunately, the prevailing approach to HIIT leads to depletion and exhaustion. You can gain vastly more benefit from doing shorter efforts and taking “luxurious” rest intervals. These concepts come from Dr. Craig Marker and were detailed in this MDA article, HIIT vs HIRT

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Elle Russ chats with Chairidee Smith - an advocate for women’s business and economic power. She serves on various boards amplifying women’s voices in business to legislators, championing funding and opportunities for women to build sustainable and viable economic power. Ms. Smith, also known as Ms. Mogul® utilizes keynote speaking opportunities, leadership development,  mentoring, entrepreneurial ventures, and global enterprise to not only fuel the Houston economy but women’s businesses in global economies.

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Elle Russ chats with Cynthia Thurlow - a globally recognized expert in nutrition & intermittent fasting, highly sought after speaker, CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness Project. She's been a nurse practitioner for 20+ years, is a 2x TEDx speaker: her 2nd talk on intermittent fasting has been viewed over 7.5 million times. She has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW and in Medium and Entrepreneur. Cynthia was recently listed in Yahoo Finance as one of the “21 Founders Changing the Way We do Business.” She's also the xhost of Everyday Wellness podcast, which was listed as "20 Podcasts That Will Help You Grow in 2020"  by Entrepreneur magazine, and in Business Insider "21 Podcasts To Expand Your Mind in 2021.”

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD - he received his undergraduate degree from Caltech and his medical degree from Duke.  He served as Resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF, then was postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Prof. Stanley Prusiner.  He was a faculty member at UCLA from 1989-1994, then was recruited by the Burnham Institute to direct the Program on Aging.  In 1998 he became the Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and Adjunct Professor at UCSF; then in 2013 he returned to UCLA as the Director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

The Bredesen Laboratory studies basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process, and the translation of this knowledge into effective therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, leading to the publication of over 220 research papers. He established the ADDN (Alzheimer’s Drug Development Network) with Dr. Varghese John in 2008, leading to the identification of new classes of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.  He and his group developed a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and this approach led to the discovery of subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by the first description of reversal of symptoms in patients with MCI and Alzheimer’s disease, with the ReCODE (reversal of cognitive decline) protocol, published in 2014, 2016, and 2018.  Dr. Bredesen is the author of the New York Times best seller, The End of Alzheimer’s, and the newly released, The End of Alzheimer’s Program.

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Kirsten Beverley-Waters, Yoga Medicine teacher, fitness coach, public speaker, and author of the book Struggle Guru. Kirsten takes us on an exploration of personal experience and how our individual stories and struggles help shape our biology, giving breath to our individual strengths. A pioneer in innovative movement methods, Kirsten brings a modern approach to Yoga’s ancient wisdom by teaching movement through the lens of mental wellness, whole body health, and spiritual grounding. Kirsten gives a revealing and vulnerable interview geared toward highlighting the importance of finding strength within your past traumas/moments of struggle.  With this concept, she is encouraging readers to redefine their relationship with struggle. Rather than being held captive by moments of pain and suffering, we need to use these moments as a source of empowerment and a guide for unlocking our individual purpose.

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Elle Russ chats with Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN - the world’s leading nutritional biochemist! He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients and is now known as the Ingredientologist - the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor. As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs and regularly on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience higher performance and more energy through utilizing his practical research-backed solutions.

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Jake Steiner to discuss the amazing world of correcting your eyesight gradually and naturally over time.

Jake is the founder of EndMyopia.org, which offers extensive scientifically validated education on how myopia is not a genetic condition, but rather a problem driven by excessive use of close up screens causing spasms in the ciliary muscle in the eye that affects your ability to focus well on distant objects. Jake describes how wearing glasses is a "subscription, not a prescription" and a sure path to progressively declining vision over time. However poor your eyesight is right now, you can take some simple steps to introduce what Jake calls, "a little bit of blur" into your life and use glasses on an as-needed basis rather than a habitual crutch. Challenging your eyes in a gentle manner will retrain your eye muscles more effectively and allow you to make steady progress toward lenses of less and less correction over time. Jake was at minus 5 diopters and no longer needs glasses, will explain how you can improve at the gradual rate of 1 diopter per year. Check out Jake's app called Meow-Sure that allows you to quantify progress over time.

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Elle Russ chats with Vanessa Lambert - a champion of movement and mindfulness. Vanessa co-founded Bee The Wellness in 2012 with her husband, Adam to activate a meaningful life full of connection, wellness, and adventure. By helping clients gain mastery over their physiology and mindset through coaching, courses, and retreats, Vanessa is living her purpose and thriving in her zone of genius. 

She honed her physical prowess under the tutelage of celebrated ancestral health pioneers, Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson, and sharpened her mental mastery in 2008  by becoming a Certified Spiritual Counselor. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and Akashic Records Intuitive Reader & teacher. Vanessa fuses her distinguished knowledge of health, diet, and fitness, with her expertise in spiritual life mastery for a 360-degree experience in holistic life coaching. 

Vanessa is the chief curator of award-winning Bee The Wellness events and retreats. Built to expand people’s lives, she designs amazing adventures that aspire to level up the human experience in the physical, emotional, and spiritual arenas while facilitating community and connection between other wellness warriors.

She has coached over 4000 remote clients under Bee The Wellness and the Primal Blueprint, and hundreds of seminar and retreat guests at world-famous PrimalCon events, Paleo f(x), and Bee The Wellness adventures.

Using an inside-out approach to transformation, Vanessa has developed acclaimed Bee The Wellness mindfulness programs, such as the Authentic Self Life Mastery Program and mastermind for its graduates, and the 21-Day Meditation Challenge—which includes all original written and recorded meditations backed by binaural beats, a synthesis of Vanessa’s musical background and mindfulness training. Vanessa has recently launched Starseed Collective where she is focused on helping medicine women step deeper into their path as healers and intuitives.

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dave McKeown to discuss the subject of leadership with a fresh and extremely compelling twist. If you are a leader in the workplace or even a household, these insights will be very helpful and memorable. Dave is the author of the book, The Self-Evolved Leader: Elevate Your Focus And Develop Your People In A World That Refuses To Slow Down
 
You'll learn to evolve from our typical approach to "heroic leadership" to become a self-evolved leader, where you focus on helping each member of the team become the best version of themselves--including you in the leadership position. These concepts are especially important today when leaders have more potential than ever for distraction, reduced focus on big picture goals, and easy access to data to micromanage and become frazzled. To learn more about Dave, visit DaveMcKeown.com

This book is ideal for any leader looking to:
  • Stop working in the weeds and think more strategically
  • Build empowerment deep in their team
  • Free up their headspace to be more creative
  • Deliver lasting results for their team and organization
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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Jason Fung - a physician (kidney specialist), researcher and New York Times best-selling author currently practicing in Toronto, Canada. trained in Los Angeles and Toronto and currently practices as a nephrologist (kidney specialist). His books, including The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, The Diabetes Code and The Cancer Code have challenged conventional thinking about these diseases, and introduces dietary strategies to manage them. He is the co-founder of The Fasting Method - which provides the education, tools and community needed to successfully implement intermittent fasting.

 

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Anthony to discuss his thriving community dedicated to supporting the health of busy fathers over age 40 who want to reduce excess body fat, age gracefully, and minimize disease risk factors. Anthony's father died at 42, creating a lifelong inspiration for Anthony to promote health and wellness and help fathers avoid the common downward spiral into decline and disease driven by overworking and unhealthy lifestyle habits. His program has helped over 26,000 men lose weight, build muscle, and get healthy for themselves & their families.

You'll hear details of Anthony's incredible simple approach, which entails creating a mission statement so you will fully buy into the importance of healthy habits; creating a systemized eating strategy with go-to meals, so you don't have to apply creativity, will power or suffer from decision fatigue; and to conduct simple, time-efficient workouts--no fancy equipment or venue needed. Check out FitFatherProject.com and the popular Fit Father Project YouTube site for details. 

 

 

 

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Elle Russ chats with Autumn Fladmo Smith - the co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures. She holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and a Certified FDN Practitioner. Her passion for health began with her own struggles with IBS and anxiety: despite a career as a professional dancer and celebrity fitness trainer, Autumn’s own health was in shambles. Desperate for a cure, she and her husband Chas stumbled upon the paleo diet in 2011 and within a month of beginning it, her health was completely transformed. Autumn then made it her mission to share the information she had learned with as many people as possible: she is the co-founder of Paleovalley, an organic whole-food supplement and paleo snack food company that prioritizes nutrient density and food quality. In 2018, she took things a step further and launched her second business with her husband: Wild Pastures, a regenerative pasture-based meat delivery service. Wild Pastures makes supporting sustainable agriculture and local, small farms easy for consumers. She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and their son, Maverick. For 15% off Paleovalley all products use code KICKASSLIFE.

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes former pro soccer player turned extreme endurance athlete turned mental training coach Luke Tyburski to talk about his remarkable journey in pursuit of the limits of human endurance performance and the profound ups and downs and life-altering lessons Luke has experienced along the way. 

After playing soccer at a high level in Australia and the USA, Luke plunged headlong into ultraendurance, with his first-ever running race the epic Marathon des Sables--a legendary six-day slog through the sandy Sahara Desert covering 155 miles over six days. Luke also ran 40 miles from Mt Everest base camp into Nepal despite an intestinal ailment that prevented him from eating or drinking anything for four days prior. He created his own 12-day "Ultimate Triathlon"," swimming the Gibraltar Strait (Spain to Morocco) and pedaling and running along the Mediterranean for 2,000 kilometers total. Check out the Amazon Prime documentary "The Ultimate Triathlon." Alas, these extreme efforts (and the grueling PR and logistics efforts behind the scenes) destroyed Luke's physical health and exacerbated his clinical depression. This forced him to reckon with his purpose and recalibrate on a journey of healing. Today Luke is a mental training coach for aspiring peak performances. He coaches and lectures about how to push through perceived barriers with the force of mind, while at the same time maintaining a commitment to leading a healthy, balanced life. His autobiography is called Chasing Extreme
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Elle Russ chats with New York Times Bestselling author Brad Kearns about the new book he co-authored with Mark Sisson: Two Meals A Day: The Simple, Sustainable Strategy to Lose Fat, Reverse Aging & Break Free From Diet Frustration Forever. Brad is an expert in ancestral/primal/paleo health, keto, and endurance training. Brad is also the host of the B.Rad podcast!

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Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Brett Hill, a chiropractor in Adelaide, Australia about the importance of building resiliency, especially in light of the major lifestyle upheavals in 2020. Brett shares a sensitive personal story about hitting bottom several years ago and rethinking the direction of his life and his mindset. Brett describes in detail how to transform from a state of fear, anxiousness, and hopelessness into resilience and vitality. His book is cleverly titled, Rock Bottom, which describes not only the suffering of life but also a place to build a found foundation to grow and thrive from! During the show, Brett talks us through eight distinct steps to building resilience. Start with cultivating self-love, then discover your “why”, then cultivate curiosity and personal honesty. Then release your attachment to expectations, regain control of your life, take action, and don’t forget the importance of believing in miracles. Learn more about Brett and gain access to free mentoring at DrBrettHill.com.

 

 

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Elle Russ chats with Zach Schleien - the Co-founder/CEO of the video speed dating app, Filter Off. Filter Off has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, BBC, and hit #1 on ProductHunt. Previously he ran and sold the dating blog Top Romp, which covered dating hacks and apps for the modern dater. Zach has created FREE virtual US-based and global-based paleo & keto online dating events for the ancestral community.

He is a TEDx speaker and his passions lie in technology, health, and creating authentic connections. When he is not working, Zach loves to travel the world, eat Keto, and workout. 

https://www.getfilteroff.com

 

 

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Host Brad Kearns talks to Joe Cohen, the founder of SelfDecode, a genetic testing service that gives customers personalized health recommendations based on their genes. Great advancements have been made with genetic testing in recent years, and running your genetic profile once allows you to apply future research advancements to your unchanging genetic profile and learn further insights.

Joe describes how genetic testing can help you make the best decisions for exercise, eating, mood stability, and sleeping habits. It's important to acknowledge that self optimization should always be centered on testing, evaluating, and retesting, but knowing what direction to head with a genetic road map can be extremely valuable. For example, athletes can learn valuable insights about the antioxidant needs, methylation abilities, and muscle fiber composition to help design a training plan that they will respond to successfully. For example, Brad mentions his DNAFit report that revealed a ratio of 54% strength/power to 46% endurance in his genotype, a revelatory insight that would have helped revise his triathlon training away from a pure endurance approach that most triathletes follow to something more suited to his genetics. 

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Elle Russ chats with Terri Cole - a New York-based, licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and author of Boundary Boss: The Essential guide to Talk, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free. She is the founder of Real Love Revolution. Boundary Bootcamp, and the co-founder of Crushing Codependency, her female empowerment courses reach women in over 90 countries. She has been featured as an expert therapist and master life coach on A&E’s Monster In-Laws, TED X, The Lisa Oz Show, Real Housewives and had a weekly radio show on Hay House Radio. Plus, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, Well+Good, and has been featured in Italian Elle, Forbes, Origin, Vogue, Self and was honored to grace the cover of Inspired Coach magazine. Learn more about her work at terricole.com

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Greg Kelly, a naturopathic doctor, and expert in nutrition and anti-aging.

Dr. Greg is the founder of Neurohacker Collective. In this episode, you'll learn about some cutting-edge longevity research to target senescent cells and help repair them before they become cancerous. Supplements like the popular anti-inflammatory quercetin and mushroom extracts have been proven effective, as has daily time-restricted feeding and occasional longer fasting periods. Dr. Kelly also discusses how important circadian rhythm is to health and longevity, and some ideas for how to optimize the various hormonal and metabolic functions that are tied to circadian rhythm. Hint: Don't eat after 10 pm, because your stomach starts to produce high levels of acid to detoxify what is supposed to be an empty stomach. Regarding weight loss, Dr. Kelly provides a memorable insight about crash dieting, where the body reacts with a "body fat overshoot" aka "diet-induced lipolysis" to gain weight back quickly and often worse than where you started. Dr. Greg offers some great practical tips to spur fat loss the right way, such as increased daily movement and better sleep. Another cool tip is to track morning and evening body temperature, as Dr. Kelly notes that more variation in daily temperature is a sign of youthful functional age. Enjoy the show and learn more at neurohackercollective.com

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Caroline Leaf - a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She has a new book out: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.  Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and many more. 

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Host Brad Kearns goes deep into the fascinating world of the nose-to-tail carnivore diet with leading expert Dr. Paul Saladino. If you’ve heard of this emerging dietary strategy and don’t know what to think, Dr. Paul presents an extremely compelling and scientifically validated case for emphasizing nutrient-dense animal foods in your diet. Regarding the plant foods that we have long been told to make a dietary centerpiece, Dr. Paul proposes that the natural toxins contained in all plants may be compromising your health without you knowing it. If you have any form of nagging autoimmune or inflammatory conditions that aren’t responding to traditional treatment, consider a test period of exclusion of all plant foods to give your digestive system and potential leaky gut condition and chance to heal. Dr. Paul is the author of the bestseller The Carnivore Code. Learn more at CarnivoreMD.com

 

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Uma Naidoo MD - an awarded board-certified psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, professional chef, nutrition specialist and author of the recently released This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD and More.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Harvard Health Press, goop, and many others, Dr. Uma Naidoo has a special interest on the impact of food on mood and other mental health conditions. In her role as a Clinical Scientist, she founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Having been recognized as the first U.S. Nutritional Psychiatrist, Dr. Uma was also commissioned to pen the textbook for the American Psychiatric Association. 

 

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Host Brad Kearns talks with Mark Sisson about the latest trends and breaking science in the world of health, fitness, and longevity. The discussion includes: evolved view of insulin resistance that emphasizes the damage to fat metabolism and metabolic function caused by industrial seed oils; striking a healthy balance between longevity and striving for the six-pack; de-emphasizing straight cardio for a broad-based workout protocol that emphasizes maintaining muscle mass and avoiding overtraining patterns; the psychological benefits of cold exposure that help you appreciate the present and live without judgment; and balancing a relaxed, gratitude-oriented mindset with pursuing peak performance in competitive business and life settings by picking your battles. This is a great show to find out what Mark’s been up to lately and how he has changed his perspective and approach in recent times with diet, fitness regimen, and mindset. 

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Elle Russ chats with Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant. Matt and Wade are co-founders of BIOptimizers. Matt Gallant was a strength and conditioning coach for multiple pro-athletes, a self-defense instructor, and has over 10 years experience formulating supplements. Wade Lightheart is an aauthor, athlete, nutritionist and expert on fixing digestion, and he is also a 3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion who competed as a vegetarian.  Wade is also a former Mr. Universe Competitor and the host of The Awesome Health podcast.

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes Primal Health Coach Ryan Baxter to the show to discuss the importance of intentional breathing as it relates to minimizing workout (and life) stress and optimizing fat burning. Ryan discusses the important role breathing plays in whether we burn carbs or fat during aerobic workouts.

Beyond the need to observe the “180 minus age” in heartbeats per minute, the efficiency of our delivery of oxygen to working muscles is also relevant. Ryan explains how improving our CO2 tolerance can improve oxygen delivery, making workouts less stressful and improving performance. The less CO2 you can tolerate the quicker you are going to want to exhale it from your body—that’s why we default to shallow, panting, inefficient breaths - not only during workouts but also at rest.

This stimulates sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system function while nose breathing stimulates parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system function. The greater you can tolerate C02 the slower you will be able to exhale it. You’ll learn how to dabble in the popular practice of nose breathing both at rest and during workouts. Try the shiftadapt test (linked below) to see how well you tolerate CO2 now and track improvement over time.

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Elle Russ chats with fellow Primal Health Coach Dr. Al Danenberg, who goes by “Dr. Al”. He is a periodontist and was in private practice for 44 years. He incorporated ancestral nutrition & lifestyle with his leading-edge laser protocol to treat periodontal disease. Dr. Al consults with patients all over the world (virtually via Zoom or Skype) regarding animal-based nutrition, lifestyle, oral & overall health, and the importance of a healthy gut and immune system. He also includes his Unconventional Cancer Protocols since he was diagnosed with incurable bone marrow cancer in September 2018 and was given only 3-6 months to live. Dr. Al rejected all chemotherapy and is thriving today.

 

In June 2014, Dr. Al received the Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) designation as well as the certification as a Primal Health Coach. In 2015, he was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine and created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. 

In April 2017, Dr. Al earned the designation of “ADAPT Trained Health Professional” from Kresser Institute.  In July 2017, Elektra Press released his book, “Crazy-Good Living, which is based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle. On April 14, 2020, Dr. Al was appointed the Chair of the Periodontal Committee for the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). He also created the Certification Course offered by the IABDM, which will bestow the designation of Certified Biological Nutritional Dental Professional after successful completion of the program. This is the first certification of its kind. In August 2020, he published two mini-eBooks on Amazon for download: Better Belly Blueprint and Is Your Gut Killing You? In November 2020, NutriSense offered Dr. Danenberg a position on its Advisory Board, and in January 2021, Dr. Al became a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Revitin Natural Toothpaste.

CLICK HERE for Dr. Al's 20-minute Free Better Belly Blueprint Training followed by download of his PDF (Better Belly Blueprint) and a calendar to set up a Free 30-Minute Consult with Dr. Al. 

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Elle Russ chats with Melinda Wittstock - a serial entrepreneur who has built 4 businesses in media and tech to 7- and 8- figure success. Formerly an award-winning journalist, executive producer, and TV anchor for the BBC, ABC News, CNBC/Financial Times Television and MSNBC, Melinda created and grew a BBC show to a 20 million audience and also innovated one of the first crowd-sourcing mobile apps, growing unique users to 3 million in 8 months. She is now the CEO and Founder of Podopolo, the world's first socially interactive and "gamified" podcast network.  Melinda also helps business owners and entrepreneurs launch magnetic and profitable podcasts. 

An acknowledged visionary in tech, media, mobile platforms and social content, Melinda also hosts the fast growing "Wings Of...Inspired Business" podcast named by Entrepreneur Magazine as #8 of 20 of the top business podcasts for 2020.

VIDEO EPISODE HERE

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Elle Russ chats with Drew Manning about his latest Fit2Fat2Fit experiment, this time calling it Fit2Fat2Forty – where he intentionally got fat again after a decade of doing it the 1st time. Drew is on his way back to fit and shares his journey of getting fat.

Drew is the New York Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his 1st Fit2Fat2Fit.com experiment a decade ago. He has been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and many more. His new book Complete Keto is available now! 

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Mitch Webb is corporate sales executive turned health coach.  After surviving Lyme disease, mold toxicity, chronic fatigue, and debilitating anxiety he now empowers others to take their lives back with mindset, diet and lifestyle choices.

www.primallift.com

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes bestselling author, nutrition expert, and Internet personality Dr. Josh Axe to the podcast to discuss his new book, Ancient Remedies. Dr. Axe is at the forefront of natural medicine, as the founder of Ancient Nutrition and DrAxe.com. He also wrote bestselling books, Keto Diet and Collagen Diet, and is the host of The Dr. Axe Show.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Axe shares the integration of dietary philosophy with his spiritual life path, the direct connection between dietary habits and disease, the impact of attitude and belief systems on disease, and how to heal with a comprehensive approach to wellness that extends beyond food choices and into the realm of gratitude. You’ll learn all about Dr. Axe’s new book about healing with food, and also how to integrate traditional medical care with holistic practices that can address the cause of disease instead of just treating the symptoms. Visit DrAxe.com to learn more! 

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Elle Russ chats with Diane Forster - an Award-Winning Inventor, Best Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, TV Host, Podcaster, Intentional Living Expert and Re-Invention Specialist. She works with clients privately and helps youclear away mindset blocks and limiting beliefs that can block you from reaching your full potential in business, life and relationships.

Diane is the CEO and Founder of I HAVE TODAY. She is the best-selling author of “I HAVE TODAY: Find Your Passion, Purpose and Smile...Finally!” and “Reach Your Greatness...Top Thought-Leaders Share Their Secrets for Living an Extraordinary Life!” Her LIVE TV Show along her Podcast, “I HAVE TODAY with Diane Forster” and all her other products/programs help people live enriched, empowered, inspiring lives through their transitions, to reinvent themselves. 

Diane’s career began in advertising and TV sales, including DISNEY/ABC. She is also the inventor of The SPIFTER, a fun kitchen tool that won an INNOVATION AWARD at the International Housewares Show in Chicago. Diane has been featured on ABC, QVC, The Chicago Tribune,San Diego Voyager, Business News Daily and many other TV, Radio and Podcast shows. She has written articles for Inventor’s Digest Magazine and writes an inspiring weekly blog. Diane is a mother of twins and lives in San Diego. Her mission is to see that 1 BILLION people who don’t know their self-worth discover their true divinity, power and purpose.

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Elle Russ chats with Ben Ivey - one of the world's leading authorities in the entrepreneur lifestyle, a global speaker, and has spoken at over 200 events internationally. He is CEO and founder of The Entrepreneur Lifestyle helping overwhelmed entrepreneurs to become more efficient and boost business success. 

Ben works with Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, HSBC and Maersk inspiring their teams and helping increase business growth. He is a thought leader, business coach and has completed a TED talk in Mandarin Chinese. Ben is the founder of The Entrepreneur Lifestyle Coach Academy giving coaches the coaching and speaking skills to transform people’s lives. These coaches help him run his signature program the Entrepreneur Lifestyle Accelerator that helps business owners create time freedom, live a great lifestyle and create business success.­

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The long-awaited release of the diet book to end all diet books is here! Two Meals A Day transcends the confusion and controversy about healthy eating and obsessing over strict food choices and meal patterns required with many niche strategies. Instead, you’ll broaden the focus to a simple and sustainable strategy that works for everyone. Emerging science reveals that when you eat is just as important as what you eat for fat loss, disease protection, and longevity. Even among those devoted to choosing the best foods or following strict macro guidelines, it’s possible to fall short of fat loss goals by eating too frequently and engaging in the surprisingly destructive habit of snacking. 

In this show, you’ll get a great sense of the content of each chapter in the book, starting with a detailed explanation of how to achieve metabolic flexibility—the ability to gracefully burn a variety of fuel sources as needed, with the emphasis on stored body fat as your preferred fuel choice. You’ll understand that our body works most efficiently in a fasted state, with autophagy, immune function, cognitive function, and inflammation control all optimized. You’ll also learn why simply ditching the Big Three toxic modern foods (refined sugars, grains, and industrial seed oils) will get you most of the way toward your potential. You’ll learn how to make the best choices in the ancestral food categories, and form an empowering mindset by rejecting self-limiting beliefs and behavior patterns and operating from a stance of gratitude, mindfulness, and self-confidence. The show will overview how to implement the important lifestyle practices of sleep, rest & recovery, increased general everyday movement, and brief, high-intensity workouts.

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Elle Russ chats with Dane Johnson - a Board Certified Nutritionist who naturally recovered from a near death experience battling Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis. He is the founder of CrohnsColitisLifestyle and Co-founder of the non-profit, EfundyourHealth with the mission to empower the Crohn’s/Colitis community and bring alternative options to our healthcare system.

Dane used a combination of healing approaches to eliminate his symptoms, drug use, avoid all surgeries and regain 55 pounds of lean body weight. He has helped over 250 Crohn’s/Colitis clients to do the same through private coaching and his signature S.H.I.E.L.D. program. He now has a thriving career as a speaker, author, coach, and model for a self-empowerment.

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Elle Russ chats with Ashley Stahl about her new book YouTurn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career. Ashley is a counter-terrorism professional turned career coach, speaker, and author on a mission to help you step into a career you’re excited about and aligned with. Through her two viral TEDx speeches, her email list of 500,000 and her podcast, You Turn, she's been able to support clients in 31 countries in discovering their best career path, upgrading their confidence and landing more job offers. She maintains a monthly career column in Forbes, and her work has been also featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and more. For her FREE quiz to discover the best career path for you, visit AshleyStahl.com. 

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Elle Russ chats with Tanya Dyer, Esq. Tanya Dyer is a 22-year Divorce Lawyer, Founder of a High-Conflict Divorce Firm, Author of 'The Smart Guide to Life After Divorce', Mensa Member, Advanced Clinically Certified in Hypnotherapy, Metaphysics PhD Candidate, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker & Life Coach. She opened her High-Conflict Divorce Law Firm in 2001. After 2 decades, she discovered how to help High Achieving Alpha Women, who've married their emotional "opposites", STOP STRUGGLING in Marriage. She founded The Art of Self Rescue to Save YOU First. 

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Elle Russ chats with Tara Garrison - a peak performance coach who helps high performers including celebrities, professional athletes, top executives and every day badasses optimize their health through training, nutrition, lab testing, and mindset coaching. She is the founder of HIGHER: Women Who Rise, a health and life optimization coaching experience for high performing women. She is also the creator of the popular Keto In & Out System, in which she teaches how to “Do Keto. Not Forever” to optimize metabolism, brain power, athletic performance and physique. Tara is a mom of 4, avid weightlifter, Boston Marathoner and lover of nature. You can find her daily on Instagram where she shares the inner workings of her life, health education and motivation. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS), is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Certified Neurotyping Coach and a Metabolic Analytics practitioner.

VIDEO EPISODE

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