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Elle Russ chats with Dr. Terry Wahls – an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy.
She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.
Host Brad Kearns talks to the rising young star in the ancestral health scene named Matt Maruca. Only 20 years old, Matt has been on a six-year obsession to reclaim his health that started to decline in middle school. The journey has led him to an intense focus on the extreme health hazard of excess blue light exposure in modern life. Matt provides a beautifully understandable account of why blue light is harmful and what to do about it, but you will be fascinated to hear about how a member of the younger generation has leveraged the power of the digital age to make a name and a life for himself in the most progressive fashion. Check out Matt’s RAOptics.com website to learn more about his unique daytime and nighttime blue light blocking eyewear (discount code Brad for 15% off your order!)
Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about perimenopause and menopause and the use of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with the inability of established Western medical treatments to effectively treat many of his patients. Dr. Foresman began investigating alternative therapies and has since expanded his training in many systems of healing—not just through meditation and stress management, but also using botanical, orthomolecular and functional medicine systems. His scientific mind combined with a holistic integrative perspective, makes him a skilled practitioner who therapeutically synthesizes optimal healing modalities for each individual.
Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Michael Platt about the controversial and cutting edge subject of Adrenalin Dominance, the title of Platt’s new book and a topic that Platt argues is widely misunderstood and misinterpreted. Dr. Platt explains that the catch-all health disturbance of adrenal fatigue is diagnosed by low salivary cortisol, which is actually indicative of adrenalin dominance. Adrenalin Dominance, as you might guess, is driven by hectic, high-stress modern life and the desperate need for our brain to consume glucose around the clock. Whenever your brain detects the slightest drop in glucose supply (from an insulin rush after high carb meal, or after a strenuous workout, or after a hectic, high-stress day at work), your body will produce adrenalin (also referred to as norepinephrine) to keep you humming along.
Elle Russ chats with Meik Wiking – the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute. He is a Research Associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, member of the policy advisory group for the Global Happiness Policy Report and Founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies. Meik is a New York Times best-selling author and has written several books and reports on happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life. His books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
Elle Russ chats with Paul Saladino MD – the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. In addition to his personal podcast, Fundamental Health, he can be found featured on numerous podcasts including The Minimalists, The Model Health Show, Bulletproof Radio, The Dr. Gundry Podcast, The Ben Greenfield Podcast, Dr. Mercola, Health Theory, Mark Bell’s Power Project, and many others. He has also appeared on The Doctors TV show and will release his first book in 2020 titled, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.”
Host Brad Kearns welcomes the amazing Sara Hall to the show, fresh off her stunning lifetime best and #6 all-time American performance of 2:22 at the Berlin Marathon. At age 36, Sara proclaims that she is both fitter and healthier than ever. This show is full of tidbits and reflections that will help you become a better runner and a better person. Sara discusses overcoming her string of injuries to achieve her recent breakthrough and the risks associated with elite-level training. Her insight that “you just need the pounding” is an interesting counter to the popular notion that you can “hack” peak endurance performance with HIIT workouts, or that recovery entails sitting around. In fact, an easy day for Sara is two hours of running (2 workouts) at 7-8 minutes per mile at high altitude in Flagstaff, AZ.
Elle Russ chats with David Morin – an accredited strength & conditioning trainer & coach for 16 yrs. His clients include the U.S. special forces military to NBA stars like Allen Iverson. David’s skill set continues to evolve through various modalities rooted in movement, martial arts, Chi Kung, mediation, bio feedback, free weight training, HIIT and advanced bio-hacking techniques. David Morin is a German born American Fitness trainer, model, corporate wellness speaker & entrepreneur. He has appeared on more then 40 fitness magazine covers like Muscle & Fitness, FitnessRX, Men’s Health & Ironman magazine. For over 10 yrs & in 15 countries David has been featured over 100 times as a editorial contributor & instructional fitness model for print media.
Elle Russ chats with Dr. Mark Hyman – a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a twelve-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show.
Elle Russ chats with Courtney Contos – a chef, wellness expert, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, and speaker. Courtney was raised and mentored in downtown Chicago under the expertise of her acclaimed restauranteur father, Bill Contos. He was the owner of Chez Paul – an ultra-elegant French restaurant and known in popular culture as the fancy restaurant from the iconic classic films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Blue Brothers. Chez Paul is where her love of food and appreciation for quality was born.