Primal Blueprint Podcast

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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