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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
Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt, the writer, producer and host of the break out film (and first Paleo documentary), The Perfect Human Diet, and author of the how-to companion guide of the same title. CJ is currently in production for The Perfect Human Diet 2. On today’s episode, CJ dispells the lies behind current health news headlines, falsely concluded health studies, articles, and more.
If you are in the Ancestral Health, Paleo, Keto or Ethical Omnivore camps, healthy animal foods and their production are under constant attack by popular films like Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy and What The Health. These filmsand films like themclaim that animal foods are not only destroying our health, but our environment as well. CJ’s mission is to counteract these false narratives and bring the truth to the forefront by not letting these propaganda films go unchallenged. You can help support this mission by donating to the film which is non-profit endeavor.
Elle Russ chats with Steven Gundry, M.D. about his new book The Longevity Paradox. During his 40-year medical career he performed over 10,000 heart surgeries and developed patented, life-saving medical technology. After discovering key secrets to health 15 years ago, his mission is to prevent surgery by helping patients heal themselves through proper nutrition. His best-selling book from 2008, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution,focused on specific diet principles for weight-loss and disease reversal. His second book, The Plant Paradox, further illuminates truths about hidden dangers of supposed “healthy” foods.
Dr. Gundry founded Gundry MD in 2016—a wellness blog, YouTube channel and supplement company to achieve optimum vitality. He practices medicine at the International Heart & Lung Institute and Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA.
Description: Primal Health Coach and extreme health expert Dude Spellings returns to the show for a wide-ranging discussion about his wild and wacky journey to his current highly optimized primal lifestyle. Dude started as state high school distance running champion in Texas, went to corporate couch potato, and then back into the endurance scene with a random marathon performance after a single 21-mile training session to prepare! As Dude returned to enthusiastic endurance training in his 30s, he shockingly gained excess body fat despite his intensive training regimen. This is the so-called Elephant in the Room mentioned at the beginning of the Primal Endurance book. Why do endurance athletes, despite hours of weekly training and attention to sensible eating, struggle with excess body fat? Dude has lived through this ordeal and emerged with groundbreaking insights that you will absolutely love. We talk about the balance between discipline and enjoying life, and the slippery slope of bad habits, how the Maffetone 2-week test (carb restriction) prompted a diet overhaul, and how a chance conversation with Brad at a Speedgolf event 4 years ago convinced him to slow down and emphasize MAF heart rate training.
Elle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and its benefits in treating autoimmune disorders, cancer, and much more.
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.
Dr. Foresman ranked among the top in the nation on his Internal Medicine Board Exams and has some of the most comprehensive Internal Medicine training to be found – including serving as a Clinical Professor who trained other physicians at a University Medical Center.