Episode #177: Dr. Loretta Breuning

Description: Elle Russ chats with Loretta Breuning, PhD, founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, which helps people manage the brain chemicals we’ve inherited from our earliest ancestors. She’s author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin and Endorphin Levels, and The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns By Changing Your Brain Chemistry.  She’s Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay – and the mother of tax-paying adults.

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Inner Mammal Institute
Habits of a Happy Brain
The Science of Positivity

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Episode #176: Mark Sisson & Derek Flanzraich

Description: Mark Sisson chats with Derek Flanzraich—an entrepreneur on a mission to give everyone a “healthyish” attitude. He is the CEO & Founder of Greatist, a next-generation media startup working to make healthy living cool and build a truly trusted consumer-facing healthy living brand. Greatist reaches more than 10 million unique visitors per month. Flanzraich was previously with Clicker.com (acquired by CBS) and NBC Universal’s Digital Entertainment Strategy & Operations, graduated from Harvard, and has been building brands and organizations that last since his dog-walking business at 10 years old. Besides everything health and wellness, he also loves theme parks and theme bars.

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Greatist

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Episode #175: Cassie Parks

Description: Cassie Parks loves the ocean, dancing for no reason and the power of possibly. Her best-selling books include the topics of money, business and lifestyle design. She is a mentor for those who want to turn their wildest dreams into their dreams come true.  She is the host of the podcast Happy Ever After and the co-host of the Manifest it Now show.  Other highlights include speaking at TAI talks and being a real estate investor who retired at 32. She is the creator of the Money Money Money Course and the Double Your Business Workshop. Her forthcoming magazine is called Possible. Cassie loves to travel, being with those she loves and laughing a lot.

Selected Links:
Cassie Parks Website
Money Money Money Course
Live Your Champagne Life
Choose Me
Manifest It Now Podcast

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Episode #174: Amy Berger

Description: Elle Russ chats with Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP—a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner about her new book The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline. She is a US Air Force veteran who now specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality. You can read her blog at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more.

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Amy’s Website
The Alzheimers Antidote

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Episode #173: Tero Isokauppila

Description:  Elle Russ chat with Tero Isokauppila, the founder of Four Sigmatic, is on a mission to make medicinal mushrooms, some of the world’s most researched superfoods, more accessible to everyone. Born in Finland to an agronomist father and nursing teacher mother, Tero grew up on a farm his family has owned since 1619. There, he foraged for mushrooms and other wild foods while learning about the natural food space at an early age.

Following his early education on the farm, Tero later completed a Degree in Chemistry and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In 2006, he won a Finnish innovation award for discovering that the sought-after Japanese culinary matsutake mushrooms also grow in Finland. Tero is a reputable source on superfoods, an expert on natural health and has been a featured speaker at Summit Series, Wanderlust and WME-IMG.
Tero has lived in eight countries on three continents. He has a strong personal interest in health and wellness, which includes activities like making raw chocolate and practicing yin yoga. He has also recently taken up a unique practice of napping on a nail mat, which is a modern form of acupressure and helps to energize his busy life.

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Episode #172: Marla Sarris

Description: Elle Russ chats with PaleoPorn co-founder Marla Sarris. After dedicating six years to teaching at one of the nation’s top high schools, Marla left her career to pursue a healthier, sustainable lifestyle. She discovered paleo in 2009 and continues to indulge her passion for teaching through PaleoPorn.com and her cookbooks – Pigskin Paleo and the upcoming Paleo MX (Authentic Paleo Mexican Recipes).

When she’s not in the kitchen, Marla makes up one-third of SPYR, a brand development agency. She is Executive Producer of the #1 indie documentary of 2016, Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things and co-creator of the meditation course Week of Zen.

Special Offer: Use code Primal20 for 20% off the Week of Zen course.

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Episode #171: Genevieve Howland

Description: Elle Russ chats with Genevieve Howland, author of The Mama Natural: Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth – the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. “Natural” recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage—not a medical condition.
 Full of weekly advice and tips, Howland covers vital pregnancy nutrition, natural remedies for common concerns, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of medical interventions. Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant. With over sixty million views on her YouTube channel, Genevieve Howland’s funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting.

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Episode #170: Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D

Description:  Mark Sisson chats with Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. about her newest book Paleo Principles. Sarah is the creator of the award-winning online resource ThePaleoMom.com, cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen, and creator of the online program Go To Bed. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.  Keep reading

Episode #169: Adam & Vanessa Lambert

Description: Elle Russ chats about living an expanded life with Adam & Vanessa Lambert – both exceptional paleo health and lifestyle coaches who make a uniquely formidable team. Adam’s knowledge is rooted in research, and he approaches wellness largely from a scientific perspective. Vanessa is more of an experiential learner who relies on intuition and feeling in her coaching practice. Together, these pros have all the bases of the wellness picture covered—which is why they appeal to such a broad and diverse spectrum of clients.

Through Bee The Wellness and its diversity of programs and offerings, Adam and Vanessa leverage their incredible wealth of knowledge to help clients make real, manageable changes that are sustainable for life. They are known for their non-judgmental point of view, caring nature, passion, and commitment to helping people achieve their own personal formula for success. These traits are what truly make them a one-of-a-kind wellness team.  Use the code “primal” to receive a 10% discount on their 2017 Costa Rica Retreat

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Episode #168: Devyn Sisson

Description:  Elle Russ chats with Devyn Sisson about her new book Kitchen Intuition. Devyn Sisson is an author, artist, culinary enthusiast and restaurateur involved in the launch of the Primal Kitchen fast-casual restaurant chain. After graduating from the The New School in New York City with a degree in Psychology, she started to express her creativity with a deep immersion into the study of nutrition with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and self-improvement through the Spiritual Psychology program at The University of Santa Monica. She lives in Southern California where she is kind of successfully training her new dog, Ninja.

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Kitchen Intuition
Follow Devyn on Instagram
Primal Kitchen – Culver City, CA Instagram

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