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Host Mark Sisson welcomes carnivore diet expert Dr. Paul Saladino for a wide-ranging conversation centered upon the exciting new carnivore diet movement. Paul is a psychiatrist and functional medicine physician who has become a leading authority and promoter of carnivore-style eating. Paul talks about his background of western medical training, his approach of practicing “root cause medicine,” and his discovery of incredible results from carnivore in himself, his patients, and many enthusiasts. Mark and Paul get deep into the science of how eating what we have always believed to be a healthy plant-based diet can actually result in nutrient deficiency (especially vegan and vegetarian), autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
Dr. Paul explains how coffee and tea can also deliver net negative results, especially in sensitive people. You will emerge with an excellent understanding of the premise behind carnivore beyond the knee-jerk reaction that this strategy is unfounded or even dangerous. Open your mind and learn about the radical concept that plant foods may not be necessary, and may even be harming your health.
Description: Host Brad Kearns welcomes Jay O’Hare to talk about the healing benefits of CBD (cannabidiol). Jay is a trail and ultrarunner from Steamboat Springs, CO, and co-founder of Venga CBD. Venga makes medical grade CBD that is helpful in the treatment of various conditions including pain, inflammation, sleeplessness, anxiety and depression, and neurodegenerative disorders. Jay gives us a great education on the CBD scene that has exploded in popularity in recent times as a wonder agent with virtually no side effects. CBD works on the endo-cannabanoid neurotransmitter system to mute the immune response to inflammation and help your body return to homeostasis quickly. In contrast, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) block the body’s natural inflammatory processes and generate severe side effects. If you are curious about CBD and want to sort through the hype and the misinformation, particularly the distinction between psychoactive agents like THC and CBD, which does not get you high, this show may get you interested in learning more and trying to support the common complaints about inflammation, soreness, and delayed recovery among endurance athletes.
Description: Dr. Jason was a healthy, energetic Portland chiropractor, eating paleo and slamming CrossFit workouts until everything fell apart virtually overnight. His vagas nerve controlling the function of the autonomic nervous system and systemwide organ function had gone completely haywire and he became disabled–SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and severe brain inflammation among his maladies. He needed a standin to take over his practice and, “I spent several years on my back, exhausted and in pain.” Jason fought back with an incredible healing protocol that is worth listening to, even if you are suffering just a little with this or that instead of in an extreme manner like Jason. In this illuminating show, Jason describes how the carnivore diet gave his gut function and immune system the break it needed to spur healing, and how strategic use of antibiotics and nicotine. Yes, nicotine, used responsibly with tobacco or other chemicals, is becoming a popular healing strategy. Dr. Jason also talks about how meditation and making the “Ommm” sound might help vagas nerve function and how the breathing exercises popularized by Wim Hof and others can nourish vagas function too. This show will force you to think critically and with an open mind about how certain health conditions are mischaracterized by mainstream medicine, how alternative approaches can bring miracle results.
Elle Russ chats with Leland Conway – an award-winning broadcaster who changed his life and his health through adopting a paleo/keto lifestyle and adhering to Primal Blueprint principles. He is the host of The Leland Conway Show, a three hour daily talk show on News Radio 840WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky as well as a one hour version of the show on News Radio 630 WLAP in Lexington. Leland is a contributor to Fox News and has hosted shows around the nation from Phoenix, AZ, Denver CO and Atlanta, GA to Richmond, VA. Leland also co-hosts The Disruption Zone podcast with Cameron Mills. He was also the co-host of The University of Kentucky football and basketball pre-game and post-game radio shows and was a co-founder of the highly successful political blog, The Conservative Edge.
Elle Russ chats with Oren Jay Sofer – the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. He leads retreats and workshops on mindful communication at meditation centers and educational settings around the United States. A graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, teaches in the Insight Meditation community, and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. Oren creates mindfulness training programs for a number of organizations, including Mindful Schools, Kaiser Permanente, and 10% Happier. He lives in Richmond, California.
Description: Host Brad Kearns joins frequent podcast guest Brock Armstrong, the Get Fit Guy and popular Canadian weight loss coach to let it flow and talk about all manner of topics relating to the training strategy and mindset of endurance athletes. First off, let’s reflect on how your endurance goals and synching up with your everyday life. Is this a win/win? Or do you experience stress and discomfort trying to squeeze workouts in and pursue finish lines that don’t have as much meaning as they once did? Brad can relate, as he shares the incident that happened at the end of the Wildflower triathlon that led him to retire on the spot. Brock talks about his innovative weight loss program at weighless.life that doesn’t have a diet plan nor a fitness program, but instead focuses on mindset and healthy lifestyle patterns. You’ll reflect on how well you emphasize recovery and how you can improve your recovery strategies, and how to best blend high tech biofeedback and hacking strategies with good ‘ol intuition when making training decisions. Enjoy this wide ranging show!
Description: Brad tackles some interesting and varied Q&A, including concerns about fueling with carbs during long workouts, how family high cholesterol concerns jibe with feeling great while eating paleo/keto, and much more fun stuff. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or give feedback on the show.
Elle Russ chats with Palmer Kippola – an author, speaker, and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) who specializes in helping people reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions. She developed a framework called F.I.G.H.T.S. to help others beat autoimmune conditions based on her 26-year battle to overcome multiple sclerosis.
In her new book Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health with a foreword by Mark Hyman, MD…she shares the science, stories and strategies to help people heal and thrive. Palmer has done coursework with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the HeartMath® Institute, and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. In addition, she has studied under leading experts in nutrition, holistic health, energy, and Functional Medicine.She founded Transcend Autoimmune, a growing community of people proactively seeking to reverse or prevent autoimmune conditions naturally.
Description: Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Craig Marker about his transformative article that is destined to make us all rethink how we approach high intensity training. Titled “HIIT vs HIRT”, Dr. Marker explains that the cellular breakdown, inflammation and oxidative stress generated by a typical interval session is not worth the recovery cost. Instead, we should focus on delivering brief, explosive efforts of a similarly high quality throughout the workout. This means keeping your efforts generally 20 seconds or less, and taking what Dr. Marker calls “luxurious” rest intervals. The conversation transitions into Dr. Marker’s area of professional expertise: Anxiety. Instead of trying to avoid anxiety-producing situations, lean into them until you become more comfortable and achieve a growth experience. This can include high intensity workouts, cold or heat exposure, and fasting. Dr. Marker likes to drive around Atlanta in the summer with no A/C in the car. This helps him appreciate air conditioning that much more! Brad describes how his approach to sprinting was transformed by this single article, and how he has become more explosive, less stressed, and recovers faster thanks to shortening the duration of his sprints and increasing the rest interval. Fitness enthusiasts of all levels will benefit greatly from backing away from the pain and suffering mentality and focusing on being explosive. Bottom line, Dr. Marker says a typical sprint workout in any activity might entail 15-20 seconds of max effort, followed by 40-60 seconds of rest, and perhaps 4-10 reps. Enjoy the show!
Elle Russ chats with Leanne Vogel about her latest book Keto for Women and the nuanced dietary considerations that women can adopt to help them succeed with a keto lifestyle. Leanne is the founder of Healthful Pursuit and Happy Keto Body™ and best-selling author of over 12 health programs and international bestselling paperbacks: The Keto Diet, The Keto Diet Cookbook. She is the host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and the creator of Fat Fueled living – a holistic, paleo- friendly approach to a ketogenic, high-fat diet. She has been in the field of nutrition since receiving her holistic nutrition certification in 2007. Leanne shares keto-friendly resources for women on her website, HealthfulPursuit.com