Description: Host Brad Kearns catches up with Mark Allen, the greatest triathlete in history, who has a record six victories at the Hawaii Ironman and ten victories at the Nice, France World Long Course Championship. Today, he is a popular triathlon coach at MarkAllenCoaching.com, TV commentator, corporate speaker, author, and presenter of “Fit Soul, Fit Body” retreats with Brant Secunda, a Huichol shaman and healer.
First, Mark talks about the importance of releasing attachment to outcomes and being committed to the enjoyment and appreciation of the process. He discusses how, after a series of unfortunate setbacks, Mark’s first victory in 1989 precipitated five Ironman attempts before he retired at the top of his game at age 39.
Mark talks about balancing the pursuit of extreme endurance goals with maintaining health and how research on Heart Rate Variability has been a great breakthrough in monitoring stress and planning training.
Description: Brad and Mark sit down with New York Times Best Selling author, and creator of the website Sanesolution.com, Jonathan Bailor: a nutrition and exercise expert who uses modern science and technology to simplify health.
First, they discuss how Jonathan came to do what he does. He discusses his early days as a trainer who recommended eating less, and working out more—a philosophy that just made people sick and sad.
Second, they discuss the flaws of the calories-in vs. calories-out philosophy and why it usually does more harm than good when it comes to achieving and maintaining weight loss.
Next, they talk about the importance of avoiding the bad things in our diet and lifestyle, rather than looking for a panacea to good health. This leads into a discussion about the influence of genetic predispositions and how that constrains our control over our health.
Description: Primal Blueprint Podcast welcomes Dr. Cate Shanahan, who will join the podcast to answer questions on a monthly rotation. In this show, we learn some fascinating insights about Cate’s unique approach to optimal eating–a Primal-friendly philosophy that’s based on her unique “4 Pillars of World Cuisine” philosophy, which examines the dietary habits of traditional cultures for similar health-promoting themes.
Cate suggests that a collective downfall in diet occurred around 1950, when the post-war momentum drove us toward chemically-altered, heavily-processed foods that inflicted deep harm on a genetic level.
She discusses how her interest in the genetic effects of food first took shape when she was a frequently injured collegiate runner, and later when she noticed the exceptional health of her patients in rural Kauai who ate a nutritious native islander diet.
Description: First up, Mark details his revised stance on alcohol for the Primal Blueprint. Previously listed as a “sensible indulgence,” he discusses how alcohol’s less obvious health drawbacks have come to light, which spurred a reevaluation of the subject.
Second, Mark mentions why The Primal Blueprint advocates the consumption of fatty meats, instead of the often mentioned refrain to consume “lean meats” that has been connected with the Paleo movement.
Next, Mark answers some questions about how the Primal approach to eating can help repair unhealthy emotional and psychological attachments to food.