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Guest host Ashleigh VanHouten chats with Primal Blueprint Podcast host and author Elle Russ about her new book, Confident As Fu*k (Foreword by Mark Sisson). Confident As Fu*k is the self-help book for people looking to level up their self-esteem and confidence and manifest their dreams to live a happier, more abundant existence. This book is also for highly confident people to learn how to navigate confidence pitfalls, become more accessible, and refine their nature. In this entertaining exposé on self-esteem and confidence, bestselling author and coach, Elle Russ, dishes out funny, inspiring stories and observations to help you:
Identify and finally ditch bad vibes and negative people who are keeping you from being Confident As Fu*k
Clean up your past through addressing shame and limiting stories (about yourself and others) that are holding you back
Become inspired to speak up for yourself and take a leap into the arena of self-examination
By the end of Confident As Fu*k, you will understand yourself and the shortcomings you need to abandon in order to kick ass and take names!
Elle Russ is the author of Confident As Fu*kand the best-selling health book, The Paleo Thyroid Solution – whichhas helped thousands of people around the world reclaim their health. Elle is also a TV/Film writer and host of the popular Primal Blueprint Podcast started by NYT’s bestselling author, Mark Sisson. At the age of 22, Elle sustained an injury that left both of her hands and arms permanently disabled. This life-altering physical limitation led to a multitude of emotional and psychological pitfalls that she had to navigate in order to retain and refine her formidable sense of self-esteem and confidence and become Confident As Fu*k. You can learn more about her at www.ElleRuss.com
Elle Russ chats with Martin Silva – he is beyond passionate when it comes to health, fitness and helping people optimize their body and his purpose is to empower people and help them achieve the best version of themselves.
From an extremely young age, exercise and playing sports had became a huge part of Martin’s life. At the age of 13, he was introduced to the world of weightlifting and discovered the art of building an admirable physique. Since then, he has coached hundreds of people, traveled around the world competing, eventually achieving professional level status and ranking within the top 10 natural fitness model competitors in the world.
Martin now prioritizes health rather than being driven purely by aesthetics. His philosophy on health is centered around the guiding principle that if you focus on optimizing your health from the inside out, your healthy, lean physique will then become a bi-product of taking care of yourself.
Elle Russ chats with Kendra and Rob Benson (husband and wife team) are behind the brands Explorado Market and Fat Fit Go (Keto treat and energy companies). The Benson’s got their start online with the creation of meal plans, recipes, biohacking tips and more at OurPaleoLife.com – in January 2019 they sold the blog but are still very active in the longevity and health space. The sale of their blog gave them leverage to build their own production facility in addition to opening one of the world’s first Keto Grocery/Bakery shops.
Ginny Gane is the bestselling author of The Champion Mindset and an adventurous, fun Law of Attraction expert for people who crave more out of life and are ready to realize their full potential. Ginny teaches LOA skills and guides you towards purposefully creating a life you are wildly in love with. Through her fun and easy courses, ebooks, and personal coaching, she reminds you of your incredible personal power. Learn the skills that will ultimately empower you to take control of your experience and truly uncover and be all that you want to be. When she’s not playing with LOA, you can find her indulging in sunshiny outdoor adventures, fun fitness exercise and practicing singing…along to the radio.
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.
Description: Host Brad Kearns gets deep into the world of ketone supplements with scientist Chris Irvin from Perfect Keto. Chris and Perfect Keto founder Dr. Anthony Gustin recently published a book called The Keto Answers Book, filled with 268 thoughtful answers to the most common questions about the ketogenic diet and ketone supplements. Chris talks about the good and the bad arising from the explosion in popularity of keto, and has an interesting take on the best use of ketone supplements.
Chris mentions their effectiveness for times when you need enhanced brain function. You’ll hear about possible reasons for lower than expected blood ketone readings and the surprising suggestion that you should not measure ketones first thing in the morning due to something called the “dawn effect,” where you have naturally elevated glucose and low ketones upon awakening.
Elle Russ chats with Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE – Integrative functional dietitian, author of Naturally Nourished (2016), The Anti-Anxiety Diet (2018) and her newest book The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook (2019).
Ali Miller, RD is a Registered Dietitian with a contagious passion for using nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment protocols and programs. Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali is a renowned expert in the ketogenic diet with over a decade of clinical results using a unique whole foods approach tailored to support thyroid, adrenal and hormonal balance.
Ali’s message has influenced millions through the medical community and media with television, print, and her award winning podcast, Naturally Nourished. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: www.alimillerRD.com offering her blog, podcasts, virtual learning, and access to her practice and supplement line Naturally Nourished.
Elle Russ chats with Catharine Arnston – the CEO & Founder of ENERGYbits®. Her mission is to help the world be healthier naturally with mother nature’s oldest and original food- algae. Catharine graduated with an MBA from Ivey School of Business and a Health Coach Certificate from Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her career spans thirty-three years during which she has been an international attaché for the Canadian and British Governments, publisher of an international magazine and the Founder of three startups.
Catharine founded the algae tablet company ENERGYbits® in Boston MA after her younger sister in Canada was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. Catharine helped her sister research alkaline foods and the process led her to discover the healing properties of plant-based nutrition. This ultimately led Catharine to algae, the most nutrient dense, alkaline plant in the world with vast medicinal properties unknown outside of Asia. Catharine realized algae could have a powerful impact on the world if it was only better understood. Catharine has devoted her life to researching algae and educating consumers, athletes, wellness, spa, fitness and beauty professionals about its therapeutic, sustainable benefits. She is now considered one of the country’s leading experts on algae nutrition, a sought-after speaker at wellness conferences and a frequent guest on podcasts and television.
Description: Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns talk about the wonderful world of Primal Endurance. More than a book and an online course (primalendurance.fit), this is a revolution in the traditional “struggle and suffer” approach to endurance training. If you are an endurance athlete or even just a cardio enthusiast at the gym, this is a great show to lay the foundation for a healthier, more sensible, more effective approach to endurance training. The duo discuss heart rate parameters, stress and rest balance, the strategic inclusion of high intensity workouts, and much more. If you are gonna spend the time and energy to conduct devoted endurance workouts, do it the right way. Realize that slowing down to go faster really works!
Description: Host Brad Kearns talks you through a top-10 list of fitness trends that are simply awesome! It starts with Brad’s favorite recommendation to maintain passion and competitive intensity throughout life, and then being smart and strategic with your training decisions. Today, there are many fantastic breakthroughs in fitness philosophy and strategy that emphasize stress-rest balance, recovery, and mobility instead of just the “no pain, no gain” emphasis of the old days. This list of ideas will be easy for you to implement into your daily routine and gain huge benefits for minimal time investment. Here’s a quick look at the list the Brad details for you: Conduct plenty of flexibility/mobility drills per Kelly Starrett; conduct HIRT workouts in favor of HIIT per Dr. Craig Marker; emphasize Breakthrough Workouts per Mark Sisson (exciting new idea Mark’s been talkin’ ’bout since ’88!); increase the severity of your stress/rest fluctuation per Brad Kearns (easier easy workouts!); exercise some restraint at your hardest workouts per Dr. Phil Maffetone: try micro-workouts during your busy day; conduct Rebound Workouts to recover faster, and understand HRV completely, both per Joel Jamieson; fast after difficult workouts (really!) per Dude Spellings; listen to the whole show per Brian “WholeDood” McAndrew. This could be one of the best podcast episodes of the decade because this stuff really works and it’s do-able for all fitness enthusiasts!
Elle Russ chats with thyroid patient advocate and author Janie A. Bowthorpe M.Ed, who suffered at the hands of doctors for 20 years. Why? They failed to see the connection between her chronic and debilitating symptoms and forcing her body to live for conversion alone, aka T4-only like Synthroid. The examining room responses were always along the lines of “You are normal” and “It’s something else besides your thyroid”. All the latter meant money down the drain, frustrating and false pronouncements by doctors, along with painful tests, dead ends, and the dark realization she would finally have to apply for Social Security Disability.
But Bowthorpe proved them all wrong in 2002. She switched to Natural Desiccated Thyroid, raised and found her optimal amount, and every single debilitating symptom went completely away. That change spurred her to create the movement later called Stop the Thyroid Madness, aka STTM.
What makes the Stop the Thyroid Madness movement different from other websites and books? It’s near totally about 17 years of reported patient experiences in getting well, and the wisdom gained from those experiences. Janie is the author of three great books: The 2019 updated revision of Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Thyroid Treatment – this book compiles all the patient wisdom in getting well and is often called the bible of patient experiences. Hashimoto’s: Taming the Beast for those with the autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease. Another patient-to-patient book, telling you first about Hashimotos, references to plenty of research, all the ways gut health issues can impact one’s issues, and moves into several patient-to-patient information about frustrations, how foods affect different patients, better ways to eat, and 96 short testimonies how how Hashi’s patients are taming the beast successfully. And lastly, Stop the Thyroid Madness II: How Thyroid Experts are Challenging Ineffective Treatments and Improving the Lives of Patients (aka STTM II). Each chapter contributed by a practitioner.