The Primal Kitchen Podcast (general)

What's the Story on Mark Sisson? 

You asked, and Morgan got the answers. This week, Morgan tackles our most-requested topic yet: Primal Kitchen co-founder Mark Sisson's entrepreneurial journey...from mowing lawns to making mayo! Mark gets real talking about his biggest failures on his road to success, taking us all the way back from his small-town childhood adventures, his early career, and the business (and life) lessons he learned along the way. Listen in & find out fascinating facts about this thought leader's life, like what Mark's college buddies had in mind for his future, and what he originally wanted to be when he grew up.

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This week Morgan sits down with fasting expert Dr. Mindy Pelz. Pelz believes fasting can be the key to regulating hormones, stress & overall well-being in women. Morgan gets the full scoop from Dr. Pelz, who debunks the belief that fasting can have a negative impact on women's health, as well as the lowdown on proper fasting techniques for women. Learn more about Dr. Mindy Pelz's take on fasting and it's impact on the female body.

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Would you try the #BluePoopChallenge? On this episode of the Primal Kitchen Podcast hosted by Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti,  Morgan takes a deep dive into the intricate research of prominent geneticist Dr. Tim Spector. He believes he's discovered the ultimate secret to health: the microbiome. His discoveries led him to co-found Zoe, a personalized medicine nutrition research company that brings together blood sugar, blood fat and microbiome information to predict a personal diet based on the user's body. Listen in as Morgan & Dr. Spector talk everything from the bathroom to the biome! 

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Tune in to a new kind of talk! The Primal Blueprint Podcast is relaunching as the Primal Kitchen Podcast, hosted by founders Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti. Every week, they're sitting down with the biggest names in the health, wellness, and personal growth space. Listen in on Spotify, Apple, and on PrimalKitchen.com every MONDAY for new episodes. In this intro episode, Mark & Morgan share the story of how Primal Kitchen came to be, how they became the most dynamic duo in the natural foods space, and the trials and tribulations along the way. 

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Elle Russ chats with New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Primal Kitchen Foods (and also the founder of this podcast) - Mark Sisson. After 8 years, 500+ episodes and 20 million downloads...this is the final episode of The Primal Blueprint Podcast. But don’t worry, we are not completely disappearing!

Elle Russ is launching the first episode of The Elle Russ Show September 28, 2021 and she is excited to bring you more awesome content that inspires, educates, and motivates. The Primal Blueprint Podcast will now become The Primal Kitchen Podcast hosted by CEO and co-Founder of Primal Kitchen Foods, Morgan Zanotti.

The 500+ Primal Blueprint Podcast episodes will always be available at blog.primalblueprint.com.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR LISTENERS AND GUESTS OVER THE YEARS!  We are so grateful. Thank you for sharing your time, wisdom, and life stories with us!

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Elle Russ chats with April King - the co-founder of Better Than Provisions, a food company committed to providing convenient, nutrient-packed, guilt-free foods that taste indulgent and suit a variety of dietary styles. After spending over 2 decades on her own personal health journey, and 10 years as a Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist, April developed a recipe for a product she couldn’t find in the marketplace. She wanted something sweet, crunchy and satisfying that was made without grains, unhealthy oils, or added sugar. In 2018, after realizing that her clients, friends, and family shared the same frustrations with finding healthy and portable food options that were also delicious, she and her husband Earl launched Better Than Provisions with their signature 5 Nut Grain-Free Granola.

USE CODE PRIMAL20 for 20% off of your first order of Better Than Provisions

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers - a purpose-driven classic doctor and epidemiologist turned expert holistic healer and medical intuitive.  She’s a graduate of the Disparities Leadership Program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in psychology, Master’s in public health, and Doctorate in epidemiology with a focus on healthy aging and understanding barriers associated with chronic illness and disability prevention.   

After spending over a decade serving as a chronic disease specialist and clinical researcher in traditional healthcare, Dr. Rodgers now has her own practice, Healthy Transformations with Heart, where she combines the very best of Western medicine and science, with the natural, energetic, and spiritual components that cultivate true healing.  

Dr. Rodgers’ passion is applying her intuitive holistic approach to put the pieces of her clients’ health puzzles together-to connect the dots and identify the true root causes of why they’re stuck feeling the way they feel, create comprehensive plans and build customized healing regimes to finally free people from their chronic health issues. 

Dr. Rodgers’ ultimate goal is to facilitate healing across all levels and dimensions to help heart-centered women experience optimal health in mind, body, and spirit so they feel energized and empowered to lead their most meaningful, powerful lives.  Dr. Rodgers believes that you are the only person who has the power to heal yourself. 

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Elle Russ chats with Alicia Luciani - a Functional Health Coach. She completed her Master’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences at the University of Toronto, and recently completed an intensive twelve month Health Coach training certification at the Kresser Institute.

While experiencing soul-eroding burnout in 2017 that led to physical and mental illness, she really learned to have her own back. She began slowing down, nourishing her depleted body with whole foods, and building up the tools in her stress-reducing toolbox, and eventually made a complete recovery from burnout. 

She now supports high-achievers in identifying what is contributing to their stress, exhaustion and burnout and empowers them to strategically manage burnout based on where the mismatches are in their life. Through a focus on nutrition, self-discovery, and stress management, she supports clients in finding solutions to not only overcome burnout, but buffer against it and create a life balance so that they can live a healthy, vibrant, engaged, impactful life alongside their loved ones. 

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Elle Russ chats with Barbara Diaz de Leon - a health and wellness coach who received her certifications through the Primal Health Coach Institute and the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. She is the founder of Daily Wellness for You and the Primal and Pink wellness group. She had her own remarkable body and mind transformation, and she is passionate to help other women do the same.

Barbara’s coaching practice is dedicated to helping women to lose weight, regain energy and start LIVING LIFE again! Her clients are shown how to incorporate simple nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and mindset practices that are sustainable which provide lasting results. The nutrition and lifestyle changes in her program are based on a Paleo approach which has been effective for countless people worldwide. As a podcast listener gift, Barbara is offering a free customized 7-day meal plan. Contact her either through the contact form on her website at dailywellnessforyou.com or email her at coach@dailywellnessforyou.com 

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Elle Russ chats with John V. Petrocelli - an experimental social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of communication and decision making.  He is a Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University, teaching social psychology and judgment and decision making.  He is also the author of The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit.  His research examines the causes and consequences of bullshit and bullshitting in the way of better understanding and improving bullshit detection and disposal.  

Petrocelli’s research contributions also include attitudes and persuasion and the intersections of counterfactual thinking with learning, memory and decision making.  His research and writings have been featured by the Wall Street Journal and in his popular TEDx Talk, Why BS is More Dangerous Than a Lie.  In addition to his research and position as an Associate Editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, he has authored over 50 papers in his field’s most prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, British Journal of Social Psychology, and Thinking and Reasoning.  He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research achievements.

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Elle Russ chats with Leslie Klenke - a Life and Business Coach. Her comprehensive business program, Building UP, is designed to help entrepreneurs start their online businesses and create, launch, and sell income-generating programs in just 12 weeks. Leslie understands how closely business growth is tied to personal growth and has intentionally developed Building UP to be a unique blend of proven business strategy and expansive personal development. Leslie is a published author (Paleo Girl, Primal Blueprint Publishing) and is certified in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She lives on 16 acres of beautiful Ohio farmland with her husband, AJ, and their sweet pup, Harlow.

The next round of Building UP starts on October 11th and runs through January 17th. (A total of 14 weeks to account for holidays.) Enroll in the October program and you will be launching your own group program in January—the best time of year to launch a group program! Click HERE to apply to Building UP. Application deadline is October 4th. Mention you were referred by Elle to receive $500 off your enrollment fee!

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Stephanie Estima - the author of The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess' Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex. She is a chiropractic doctor with a special interest in metabolism, body composition, functional neurology, and female physiology. She’s been featured on Thrive Global, the Huffington Post, and has over 3.5 million article reads on Medium.com. She has helped thousands of women lose weight, regulate hormones, and get off medications with her signature program, The Estima Diet. You can hear her every week on her podcast, Better! With Dr. Stephanie.

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Elle Russ chats with Darryl Bosshardt of Redmond Life salt and seasoning company (and more!) - he is passionate about healthily living, healthy eating and life-long learning. Darryl grew up working for the family mineral business in Redmond, UT and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Utah University followed by an MBA at Western Governor's University.

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Elle Russ chats with Danielle Schaaf - founder of Walk in Your Worth Life Coaching is a faith-based life coach, teacher and recovering people-pleaser who is all about you walking in your God-given worth. Vulnerability, salsa dancing and traveling are a few of her favorite things. 

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Elle Russ chats with Gina Swire - a self-love mentor and manifesting queen on a global mission to help a billion women fall madly in love with themselves. After struggling with her own self-worth and image issues, Gina quit her career as a plus-sized model at the height of her fame in order to embark on her own journey of transformation. 

Today she travels the world leading live workshops, hosting retreats, coaching private clients, and speaking on stages from Burning Man to Bali. Her first book ‘PS I love me’ is soon to be published. She inspires women everywhere to love themselves and love their lives. You can learn more about Gina and become a part of this self love movement at www.ginaswire.com.

Video Episode HERE

 

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Elle Russ chats with Tyler Cartwright - 15 years ago, Tyler was nearly dead. He weighed a quarter of a ton, he was falling asleep while driving, while talking, and while working.  He was eating 12,000 Calories per day chasing blood glucose spikes and crashes just to stay awake.  His A1c was in excess of 13, and he was nearer to death each day.  A series of events over time and his own desire to improve brought him face-to-face with the gravity of this situation and he began to fight for his well-being for the first time in nearly two decades.  He shed 300 pounds of excess body weight and has maintained the loss for over three years.  His A1c, BG, and all markers of metabolic health have returned.  

Tyler now coaches and teaches others how to do so, both through his cofounding of Ketogains with Luis Villaseñor, and through his recently published book, Kintsukuroi:  Rebuilding Hope & Embracing Change.  His work and his coaching have helped thousands of people to succeed and inspired countless others to pursue their goals.  He is an international public speaker, loves a great conversation, and enjoys reading on various topics (with a library well over 2500 books).  His wife, Jamie, and their daughter live at home outside of Nashville, TN with their dog Dixie.

VIDEO EPSIODE HERE

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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. This is part two of the MOFO Mission discussion, so be sure to listen to part one where five lifestyle assignments were covered in detail and five more follow in this show. Details at BradKearns.com/MOFO.

In case you missed the first show, Brad does a good recap of the first five assignments (sleep, cleaning up your diet, eating ancestral foods, supplementing strategically, and moving frequently), before covering the final five assignments in this show. They are: Hit it Hard! (brief, explosive, high-intensity workouts performed correctly); Take Control (discipline your use of technology to avoid constant distraction and overstimulation); Protect Yourself (avoid environmental estrogens found in plastics, certain foods, and home and personal care products); Rest like a MOFO (good ‘ol downtime and chilling, napping, and specially designed recovery workouts); and finally displaying maturity and emotional control in romantic relationships. 

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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. 

Video Episode HERE

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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.

For the video episode CLICK HERE

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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.

Connect with Vanessa on Instagram

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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.

VIDEO EPISODE HERE

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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.

Links:

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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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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Stephen Cabral - author of The Rain Barrel Effect. He developed his passion for health and wellness after going through severe health complications at the age of 17. He saw over 50 different doctors, tried over 100 different treatment protocols, but still saw no hope of recovery. It wasn’t until he met his “alternative“ health doctor who explained to him how he got here and how he could become well again, that he began his recovery process. It was at this young age that he knew his life would be dedicated to helping others rebound their bodies and renew their health. After almost 20 years and over 600,000 pages of research study completed, dozens of certifications in the natural health field, over 250 health and fitness client sessions, and a doctoral degree in Naturopathy - Dr. Cabral‘s knowledge, experience, and passion are at the top of his field. Dr. Cabral also has his own podcast Called The Cabral Concept. To learn more visit StephenCabral.com

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Elle Russ chats with Bret Lockett - a serial entrepreneur, business consultant and performance coach, speaker, and former NFL player. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Lockett runs two companies, M2Jets, a full-service jet charter company, and a boutique advisory and consulting firm called Newport Ventures Group. Bret’s passion for helping children and animals has led to his deep involvement in philanthropy, specifically with the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Habitat for Humanity, and Chabad's Children of Chernobyl, as well as several others. For more info visit BretLockett.com 

VIDEO EPISODE HERE

 

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Elle Russ chats with Kara Collier and Dan Zavarotny from Nutrisense. Kara Collier is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship. After becoming frustrated with the traditional healthcare system, she helped start the company NutriSense where she is now the Director of Nutrition. Kara is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, particularly in non-diabetics for the purposes of health optimization, disease prevention, and reversing metabolic dysfunction. Kara oversees the health team and product development and has personally interpreted thousands of complex glucose datasets. 

Dan Zavorotny is a healthcare technology entrepreneur whose latest venture, NutriSense, involves CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) technology as a tool for preventative health, weight management, and increased physical performance. His team has helped thousands of individuals, ranging from type II diabetics to world record setting athletes by optimizing their health and wellness with a data driven approach.Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Dan worked as global healthcare consultant at KPMG and has had the privilege of traveling to over 100 countries throughout his life for work and pleasure.

Nutrisense

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Elle Russ chats with GS Youngblood - the author of "The Masculine in Relationship".  He coaches men in relationships on how to live, love, and lead from their Masculine core. He specializes in “nice guys” who are with strong women. His teachings combine deep embodiment work with the framework of the Masculine blueprint from his book. Learn more at gsyoungblood.com.

Reception to the book has been phenomenal. Both from men (“You just described my married life to perfection…” and “This is the best book I’ve EVER read on masculinity in a relationship”) and women (“I just picked up your book off my coffee table that my husband bought and it’s like you’ve been listening to me talk for the last few years! Insane how much you get it.”)

His writings are filtered through the laboratory of his and his clients’ real-world, long term relationships (including the successes and spectacular failures) to see what actually works and what doesn’t. Through this lens of Masculine leadership, he also pulls in principles from a variety of fields: psychology, martial arts, tango, meditation, and BDSM.

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Elle Russ chats with Sharon Sayler - a communications and body language expert affectionately dubbed “the difficult people whisperer” by her clients. As an international consultant and best-selling author, she is devoted to teaching professionals to be courageous conscious communicators, both verbally and nonverbally. She is listed in the top 20 international experts in body language, according to GlobalGurus.org.

Several years ago, she started The Autoimmune Hour show because she was frustrated by her own experiences with a rare medical condition. She’s now made it her mission to share a wide variety of quality information about thriving regardless of your diagnosis all while helping others be courageous self-advocates for their health. The Autoimmune Hour is the #1 show on OmTimes Radio and can also be found on all the major video and podcast outlets. More info can be found at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com

 

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Elle Russ chats with Keltie Knight - an Emmy Award winning television personality and Entertainment Tonight host. She has co-anchored CBS’s broadcasting of national events such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Grammy Awards Red Carpet. 

Knight was able to combine her entertainment and entrepreneurial expertise into a podcast she co-created and co-hosts, The LadyGang. With over 85 million downloads, and after debuting at #8 on the iTunes podcast charts, and being featured on Entertainment Weekly’s coveted ‘Must List’. The LadyGang was awarded ‘Podcast of the Year’ in 2016, and was a Webby Award honoree in 2018.  E! Entertained aired The Lady Gang talk show in 2018-2019 based on the popular podcast and in 2018, LadyGang was nominated for a People’s Choice Award.

In 2019, LadyGang launched The LadyGang Podcast Network (LGN) and produced hit shows for stars including Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jenna Uskowitz, Kevin Michael, Nazanin Mandi, and Brad Goreski. LadyGang is set to publish their first book “ACT LIKE A LADY: Questionable Advice, Ridiculous Opinion, and Humiliating Tales from 3 Undignified Women”  with Penguin Random House June 2, 2020. 

Knight is frequently seen contributing on The Talk, CNN, HLN, and as a moderator for Vanity Fair. With best dressed mentions in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, US Weekly, People Stylewatch and The New York Times, it’s no surprise Project Runway invited her to be a guest presenter.  

As passionate as she is about media, she is just as dedicated to service. Knight has a long history in philanthropy, working with groups like the Humane Society and the Beagle Freedom Project. She helped raise over $300,000 for National MS Society as a part of the team, BeatMS, and nearly 1 million dollars throughout her years hosting the Circle of Hope/ Dancers Against Cancer Charity Gala.

Known for her quick wit and fearless personality, she’s interviewed the biggest stars in the world including Oprah, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, and Jennifer Lawrence. Harry Styles kissed her twice. Pharrell Williams deemed her “…a spirited journalist and a star.”

The Lady Gang

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Elle Russ chats with John Gray Ph.D. - the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller. 

Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. 

John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. 

His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep. 

He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters. 

John Gray lives in Northern California, where for 34 years he happily shared his life with his beautiful wife, Bonnie, until her passing in 2018. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. 

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Cheyenne Bryant - a renowned Life Coach, the President of NAACP; branch #1069, author of the award-winning Readers Favorite Five-Star book, "MENTAL DETOX," Founder of Dr. Bryant Institute, Founder of Dr. Bryant Foundation, motivational speaker, community activist, host, and brand ambassador.

Dr. Bryant’s mission is to spread her message of leading a healthier, happier, balanced and more fulfilling better quality of life within the community. For years, she has shared her wisdom, awareness, community advocacy and insight through her book, lectures, workshops, and assisting individuals with life impairments and challenges.

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Elle Russ chats with Selina Gray. As a CPA, CA, she was a firm believer in the hustle. For nearly a decade, she worked 100+ hour workweeks as a Controller for two internationally traded public companies managing 30 finance ninjas in 12 countries worldwide.

Selina’s life was centered around praise, power, & managing hundred-million-dollar plus budgets. It all came crashing down one day -  she ended up with a lengthy hospital stay & an auto-immune disease. she was burnt out & it was her wake-up call to find her highest self & ultimately change her relationship with money.

As a Financial Empowerment Mentor, Selina has helped thousands of women entrepreneurs stand in the CEO power, earn more, keep more & create richness from the inside out. Money is more than numbers; AND we all have the power to choose a new way. To learn more visit SelinaGray.com 

Video Episode HERE

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Elle Russ chats with Ede Fox - a health coach and founder of the Black Carnivore community. Fox lost 80lbs, regained her health on a carnivore diet then turned to help others find the same success. She hosts weekly private group coaching calls and runs a growing facebook community of black carnivores.  Ede hosts the Black Carnivore Podcast as well as 2 weekly livestreams on Youtube and offers intro courses for new people interested in trying the carnivore diet. If you are interested in a strong supportive community of carnivores you’ll want to follow her on Instagram to stay on top of all she’s doing.  

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Host Brad Kearns welcomes the dynamic duo of Dr. Ron Sinha and Dr. Phil Maffetone in a show representing the confluence of Dr. Sinha trying to prevent and cure metabolic disease amongst his high-tech Silicon Valley workers and Dr. Maffetone's great work in the area of fat-adapted aerobic conditioning. The key takeaway point is that almost all exercisers, from novices with metabolic syndrome to elite performers, will do better by slowing down and emphasizing aerobic development. This is the case even if you like high intensity workouts, because aerobic conditioning establishes a fitness base that supports performance at all higher intensities. 
 
You'll also learn how to strategically integrate resistance exercise and explosive sprints into your schedule without suffering from the common afflictions of breakdown and burnout. These two experts are true leaders in what Dr. Maffetone calls the "global overfat pandemic." The solution starts with getting out and walking every day while cutting out nutrient-deficient, high insulin-stimulating carbohydrates. Time to burn fat! Enjoy the show and follow Dr. Maffetone at PhilMaffetone.com and Dr. Sinha at CulturalHealthSolutions.com. 
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Elle Russ chats with Eric Perner - a cattle rancher, a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and a Co-Founder of REP Provisions. He uses his diverse skill sets to develop unique environmental solutions for various problems in agriculture. Eric is an educator on the topic of regenerative agriculture and good at explaining why it’s not cattle that are ruining the planet; however, it's the improper management of cattle. Eric owns the Double P Ranch in Mounds, Oklahoma where they produce grass-fed beef and pastured pork. He operates his ranch as a Savory Global Business Hub to provide restoration grazing education and guidance for other local ranchers in the methods of holistic management to create the conditions that lead to the regeneration of our native grasslands. 

REP Provisions Website - For 15% off REP PROVISIONS use code KickAssLife

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Elle Russ chats with OBGYN Dr. Kyrin Dunston - she lost a life-changing 100 lbs. and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her overweight and dysfunction. This personal transformation in turn caused a professional one and she left OBGYN practice in 2011 to pursue helping women heal with this revolutionary type of natural medicine after becoming fellowship trained in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Dunston's FREE MENOPAUSE SUMMIT

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Elle Russ chats with Zach Bush MD - a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health.  His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health.  His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.

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VIDEO episode HERE

 

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Elle Russ chats with Alisa Vitti, HHC, AADP  -  an integrative nutritionist, hormone expert, and best-selling author of WomanCode (Harper Collins) who teaches women how to use their hormonal and neurochemical patterns to create extraordinary lives. She is the founder of FLOliving.com, a trusted virtual destination for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to learn how to naturally balance their hormone and reproductive issues with her proprietary, “pro-hormonal,” five-step dietary process that treats the root cause of endocrine dysfunction. She teaches women via her online program “The WomanCode System” and writes a blog on how to use food to get out of hormonal chaos and get back into hormonal “flo” which is read by thousands of women in 216 countries.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Alisa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series on Lifetime, and is a regular contributor to Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post. She also pens Yahoo Health’s “Hormone Whisperer” column and serves on their Advisory Board. She also serves on the advisory boards of several health tech startups. She speaks to large groups about the intersection of hormones, neurochemistry, feminine energy, entrepreneurship, and success at TEDx, Talks@Google, Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit.

ALISA's Website

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Elle Russ chat with Tara Youngblood - the co-founder and chief science officer at Kryo Inc. - the makers of chiliPAD technology sleep pads. Tara has spent over 10,000 hours studying the science of sleep and her passion is too shape the future of sleep-driven health by making sleep easy and drug-free. 

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Host Brad Kearns catches up with New York Chiropractor and Functional Physician Dr. Robert Silverman, author of the upcoming book, "The Superhighway To Health." Dr Robert is the stat king, firing off a number of interesting and memorable stats about Covid-19 immune response and risk factors, ketogenic eating patterns, and the inner-workings of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain connection. Covid-19 symptoms take 5 days to appear, 35% of people have no symptoms, one type of antibody kicks in around day 7, another around day 14. You excrete the virus in stool after 28 days. Diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity are major co-morbidity factors, and the vast majority of Covid-19 victims present with co-morbidity factors. 
 
Covid-19 has exposed America as an unhealthy nation, with 75% of citizens classified as overweight or obese and only 12% considered entirely metabolically healthy. Eighty percent of our immune response is in the gut, 93 percent of serotonin is made in the gut. Sugar is the big enemy here, as it inflames the delicate gut lining and promotes leaky gut syndrome. The strong connection between gut and brain (the Vagas nerve connects the two so they are in constant communication.) means that leaky gut can be a major risk factor for the diseases of cognitive decline that are so prevalent. Enjoy the show and learn more at DrRobertSilverman.com
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Host Brad Kearns welcomes popular guest Dude Spellings from his base in the cool headquarters of the world, Austin, TX. Dude has used the quarantine to implement an extremely successful micro-workout program at home where he takes a break every hour to perform a few minutes of bodyweight exercises. The show covers the emerging fitness revolution of kinder, gentler workouts that minimize muscle soreness, post-exercise fatigue and the high risk of burnout that comes from the traditional approach of doing epic workouts in high energy group settings. 
 
The great work of Pavel Tsatsouline, Dr. Craig Marker, Dr. Phil Maffetone and MMA trainer Firas Zahabi is referenced. The priority seems to be switching from doing epic sessions at the gym that come with high risk of exhaustion to simply being more active in everyday life, and also finding ways to perform fitness activities "under the radar"--where they don't fatigue you but deliver an awesome cumulative fitness benefit. The rationale for this is even stronger when you consider the compensation theory insights that increased calorie burning during workouts does not lead to fat loss. Dude also talks about how to minimize blue light exposure in your home, especially in the evenings, so you can facilitate healthy melatonin production in the evening and a natural cortisol and serotonin boost in the morning. 
 
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Elle Russ chats with Ashleigh VanHouten about her new book on eating nose-to-tail called It Takes Guts: A Meat-Eater’s Guide to Eating Offal.  Ashleigh is a health and nutrition author and journalist, speaker, podcast host, certified health coach, and self-proclaimed health and fitness nerd.  She has written for Paleo Magazine for more than eight years, as well as a number of other health publications. She hosts the Muscle Maven Radio podcast, and has worked with other top-rated health-related podcasts.

VIDEO EPISODE HERE

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Dallas Hartwig is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole30 and It Starts With Food. He is a sought-after speaker, nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and physical therapist who specializes in treating lifestyle-related health issues. He's appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The View and Nightline, and is the co-host of The Living Experiment podcast. In his newest book, The 4 Season Solution, Dallas shares a paradigm-shifting plan that shows you how to boost energy, improve health, and feel happier by living more in tune with the seasons.

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Elle Russ chats with Drew Manning about his latest Fit2Fat2Fit experiment, this time calling it Fit2Fat2Forty - where he is intentionally getting fat again after a decade of doing it the 1st time. 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! 

VIDEO EPISODE HERE

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Learn how to balance the seemingly disparate goals of endurance competition and the obligation to perform brief, intense workouts for total fitness. Yes, everything will make sense as you strategize your particular goals, but be sure to do it right!

We get a little sciency talking about muscle fiber types but you will be pleased to learn about the high potential for trainability based on your athletic goals. We talk about heart rate spiking after abruptly ceasing exercise. Finally, avid listener James Hall asks Brad what he would do differently as a pro triathlete 25 years ago, if he were armed with today's knowledge about training and nutrition. Brad's #1 answer is relevant to all of us: Follow a kinder, gentler training schedule. Learn about why you shouldn't get sore after workouts, and how backing off a bit in general will allow for continued progress without interruption from breakdown, burnout, illness, and injury that is so distressingly common among fitness enthusiasts of all levels.

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Elle Russ chats with Jennifer Ludington - a premier High-Performance Mindset and performance Coach that supports her clients in becoming the JENerator's of their best life. She is the Founder of the SHE Ascends Club, a best-selling author, and Coach & Wellness Expert. 

With 15 years of experience coaching thousands of clients including high performers, high achieving professionals, CEO's and athletes she is committed to supporting her clients in staying on their business, wellness and leadership edge by utilizing the tools in her "vault" that include a powerful mindset combined with high-level performance coaching strategies, fitness goals, and wholesome nutrition to create lifelong sustainable energy, abundance, and wellness. Jennifer believes that your values are the vehicle to your vision and that living your life in alignment is the number one wellness, business, leadership, and personal relationship key to success in life.

 

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Elle Russ chats with Amy Morin - a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She’s also an international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do have been translated into 39 languages.

The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment” and Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star.” Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 13 million views. She’s a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider, and Psychology Today where her articles on mental strength reach more than 2 million readers each month. Her advice for building mental strength has been featured by major media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, Oprah.com, Today, Good Morning America, Success, Business Insider, Time, and the Hallmark Channel.

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Elle Russ chats with Robb Wolf about his new book with co-author Diana Rodgers Sacred Cow: The Case For (Better): Why Well-Raised Meat is Good For You and Good For The Planet. Robb is a former research biochemist, is the two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (BioMed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency Program. He serves on the board of directors/advisers for SpecialtyHealth Inc., the Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability. Robb is the co-founder of The Healthy Rebellion, a social movement with the goal of liberating 1 million people from the sick-care system. Robb is also the executive producer of the film Sacred Cow.

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Host Brad Kearns talks to young YouTube sensation Nathanael Morton about the benefits of integrating explosive, ballistic jumping exercises into your fitness routine and the integration of his positive energy and self-help message into his fitness videos. Nathanael offers some interesting insights about being overconfident as an athlete and then experiencing failure that forced him to recalibrate and then put in the hard work and focus necessary to be successful. 

You'll be captivated by the incredible self-imposed challenge that Nathanael completed, where he decided to run 111 miles in a single week despite not training as a runner for 10 years. The stunt was inspired by extreme athlete David Goggins and Nathanael wanted to explore his outer limits as an athlete and see what happened. Don't try this at home but take the inspirational message to heart - be willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach the goals that you really want and believe in. Check out and his YouTube and Instagram pages

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Elle Russ chats with Dr. David Roetman - a physician getting results with non-surgical orthopedics and functional medicine. Finding natural pathways for those who are hungry for solutions without the use of drugs or surgery. He uses evidence-based nutrition and scientifically sound orthopedic rehab treatments to help his patients function at their best. If you are interested in science-based posts about nutrition, exercise, and orthopedic conditions you will want to check out his Instagram page @doctorroetman

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Elle Russ chats with Jen Fulwiler - a mom of six, a standup comic, and the host of THIS IS JEN Podcast. She’s a best-selling author whose new book is Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive. After being told that there wasn’t an audience for standup comedy done by a minivan-driving woman from the suburbs, she self-produced her own tour, which is selling out venues across the country.

Jen's Website

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Elle Russ chats with Brett Lloyd - a 59 year old happily married self-taught musician, social media influencer, Carnivore Diet advocate & coach who ended 40+ years of severe depression, anxiety & insomnia issues eating only animal sourced protein & fat. Living in north east Florida with his Carnivore wife, Brett shares his experience via social media bringing hope to those suffering from mental illness as he once did, declaring, “You are not broken. You are not a genetic mishap. You’re just eating wrong!”

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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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