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Endurance: Jay O’Hare: CBD For Endurance Athletes
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. 
Luis Villasenor & Tyler Cartwright
Elle Russ chats with KETOGAINS co-founders Luis Villesenor and Tyler Cartwright.   Luis has always been passionate about fitness due to a personal interest in improving his own physique. Always curious in learning the “whys and how’s” of how it all works, he has been studying and researching nutrition and strength training since he was 17.Upon discovering ketogenic diets in 2001, Luis has been on a low carb regime ever since, which he has used to favorably recomposition his body and improve his health.   Luis decided to develop KETOGAINS to share his experiences and knowledge and help people attain their health and fitness goals. Luis is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low-Carb / Ketogenic dieting, and is the “go to guy” when applying a Low-Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training by well-known and respected insiders, leaders, influencers of the low carb/paleo and general fitness community. Tyler Cartwright has a fascination with learning, reading, and self-improvement. A decade ago, with his weight at a hulking 505 lbs, his doctor told him, "All-in-all you're as healthy as a horse, but you're also as big as one.  I'm not going to test your blood for what I know we will find, because I think you can fix this with diet and exercise."  After pressing the issue, he tested his blood at a private lab and found his HbA1c to be over 13 (Type 2 Diabetes).  Upon hearing that, he embarked on a journey to leverage that knowledge along with some passing experience and knowledge of a ketogenic diet to improve what was sure to be a food-shortened life.  Along the way, in addition to resolving Type 2 diabetes, he shed 295 lbs without the aid of surgery or medication.  His wife has lost over 125 lbs.    Ketogains can assist you with your fitness and health goals through the knowledge, experience, and passion of their multidisciplinary team of professionals with varied and complimentary experiences, qualifications, and skills that have helped define and refine their protocols: Nutritionists, Fitness Trainers, Health Coaches, MDs, Dentists, Plastic Surgeons and Scientists and Researchers are part of our Coaching and Advisory Team.   SELECTED LINKS Ketogains.com 
Keto: Wide Ranging Q&A, Including The Carnivore Diet Rationale
Host Brad Kearns fields an assortment of interesting questions, including SIBO, functional medicine, afternoon blues, optimizing electrolytes and minerals with keto, why tracking blood ketones is less important than you might think, acid reflux challenges, how not to get carried away with eating fat on keto. A question about cornivore and Brad elaborates on the rationale and intended benefits of nose-to-tail style carnivore eating. 
Leanne Vogel
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   SELECTED LINKS Keto for Women HealthfulPursuit.com
8 Primal Things to Appreciate about the Winter Season
Winter has come. That means different things to people based on their climate, but I’m of the opinion that winter is relative. You’d be right that the “cold” I face isn’t as objectively dangerous or unpleasant as the cold people in New York, Ottawa, Chicago, Warsaw, or Stockholm face. What’s cold to me in Malibu is short-sleeve weather in my native Maine—but it’s still cold to me today! “Feeling cold” is the defining characteristic. Today, I’m going to tell you why you should appreciate and enjoy the cold season. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
14 Primal Tips for Better Hiking
The most basic advice I can give about hiking is to go find a natural space and walk around. That’s it. It’s not sexy or particularly exciting, but it’s good enough. I do have some additional thoughts, though. If you want to get deeper, if you want to “upgrade” or “hack” your hiking, you’ll find today’s post useful. I’m going to offer some ideas on how to get the most out of your forays into wilderness. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
The Empathy Effect: How Befriending Your Future Self Can Impact Your Health Today
You are not the person you were fifteen years ago. The cells that compose your tissues and deliver oxygen have been recycled many times over. Your face has changed. You move differently. You’re probably slower and weaker, or, depending on your daily habits, faster and stronger. As it becomes available, you incorporate new information into your belief system. Even the neat narrative we imagine we’re orchestrating unbroken in our heads has nightly intermissions lasting hours during which we have no real clue what happens.   (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
How to Exercise with An Autoimmune Condition
Autoimmune diseases really throw the body for a loop. You're attacking your own tissues. Your inflammation is sky high. What's usually good for you—like boosting the immune system—can make it worse. You'll often restrict eating certain foods that, on paper, appear healthy and nutrient-dense. You take nothing for granted, measure and consider everything before eating or doing it. Sometimes it feels like almost everything has the potential to be a trigger. Is it true for exercise, too? Must people with autoimmune diseases also change how they train? (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
#153: Ryan Hurst
Brad Kearns chats with Ryan Hurst, GMB Fitness Founder and the action man behind the wildly popular GMB Fitness online bodyweight exercise program. A former martial artist and longtime resident of Japan, Ryan brings a gentle, evolved approach to fitness that is beautifully evident in this interesting interview. Expand your perspective about fitness and goal-setting with Ryan's gentle touch. Ask your body what it has to deliver each day and don't push beyond what you are capable of on that day--patience and discipline will get you from wound tight to doing the splits in only a year. In sharp contrast to a “get-shredded-at-all-costs” message that dominates much of the fitness world, the GMB method appeals to a broad audience of people who want to overcome the challenges of getting older, expand their mobility and prevent injury, and experience physical autonomy and freedom in their daily lives. Check out GMB’s free bodyweight exercise circuit to find out more about the featured ‘assessments’ in the interview -  like the Bear, Monkey, and Frogger. The interview concludes on some fun, interesting tangents like the cultural differences between USA and Japan. In conclusion, Ryan reminds us to move more each day, do little things to improve health, and strive to improve a bit each day instead of be a hero and crush occasional brutal workouts.
What Will 2017 Mean for Your Life?
It’s 2017. There are old sci-fi stories set in 2017. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the basis for Blade Runner, takes place in 2019. That’s just two years away. It’ll come faster than you think. The time to make anything happen is now. But how? (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
The Power of a Kick-Off Plan: What Elimination Programs, Total Resets, and Community Challenges Can Do for You
You’re already quite Primal. You know your way around a grocery store. I mean “around” literally: you know to shop the perimeter. You’ve struck up relationships with vendors at the farmer’s market. The beet guy had Thanksgiving dinner at your house (being frank, the mashed beets were a bit much). You read this blog every day, so you’re aware there’s another Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge kicking off next week. If not, read yesterday’s posts in which I give a heads up and ask what 2017 will mean for your life. But if you’re already a devoted Primal adherent, what’s in it for you? (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
A Primal Look at Skin Care
By next year, Americans are expected to spend nearly 11 billion dollars on skin care annually. By some estimates anyway, the biggest share of this market goes to “anti-aging” products. Anti-aging… As I noted in an offhand way a few years back, there's a certain enjoyment in looking good naked (or just looking good), and there’s nothing wrong with that. Looking “good” is largely a reflection of optimum inner health—nothing un-Primal about that. Great health is what we’re all here for. The “extra” rewards that come with it aren’t anything to shake a stick at—or to be sheepish about. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
10 Tips to Boost Your Serotonin
Serotonin is a major regulator of mood and depression risk. These are important, vital roles, to be sure. Your mood describes how you experience and interpret the world. If it’s consistently bad, you’regoing to have a rough time. Yet, serotonin is much more than the “feel-good hormone.” It also influences sexual desire and helps us remember. It’s the precursor to melatonin, the neurotransmitter that allows us to sleep. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
New Year Pitfalls: Where Kick-Start Plans Go Wrong
Yesterday I laid out the benefits of doing a kick-start program—what a good community challenge, elimination program or other total reset could offer you in reclaiming (or enhancing) health. For the most part, I believe in the power of these plans. Obviously, I organize one every year here. I’ve seen countless folks turn their well-being around—lose weight, build strength and stamina, relish new energy, reverse or dial back medical conditions, kick medications they thought they’d be on for the rest of their lives. A kick-start gave them enough structure, support and momentum to move beyond the drag force, and they’re flourishing today as a result. And, yet, I’d be remiss to to say I haven’t seen them fail for some people. As a professional and a friend, I’ve witnessed (or at least heard the story after the fact) people getting fully sidetracked and even losing their footing on one of these plans. It happens, and there’s usually a clear reason why. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
Dietary Trends: Are Popular Interests Inching toward Ancestral Wisdom?
As the calendar draws toward the close of another year, I’m inclined to take stock of where the Primal vision stands. Are people slowly warming to the idea of Primal eating (and living), or are we merely seeing inconsequential, lateral shifts within the same old confines of conventional grain-based, saturated fat-averse, dietary “wisdom”? (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
6 Primal-Minded Reasons to Hit the Farmers Market This Weekend
With Memorial Day come and gone, we’re rounding the corner to summer. Even in the northern-most regions of the country, farmers markets are back (if they ever closed where you live). Ten years ago when I started MDA, they were still a rarity in most parts of the country, but times have changed. Farmers markets aren’t just about local, seasonal produce. Sure, that’s a great reason to show up every week, but I’d argue also for some of the less noted (in some cases even less tangible) benefits of hitting these markets. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
#165: Justin Stenstrom
Elle Russ chats with Justin Stenstrom, a nationally-acclaimed life coach, best-selling author, and speaker. He's the founder of EliteManMagazine.com and the host of the Elite Man Podcast where he interviews world-class experts every week. Once anxious, insecure, depressed, and unhappy, Justin has overcome many of life's greatest obstacles and loves nothing more than helping others do the same!  Coming up in May 2017 - Justin is holding the 2017 Elite Man Conference in Boston, MA.
#151: Dr. Cate Shanahan, Part I
Brad Kearns welcomes back one of the most popular guests from the old days! Dr. Cate has been hard at work preparing the launch of her revised and updated bestseller DEEP NUTRITION originally published in 2008 and relaunching a 512-page masterpiece in 2017. Cate gives you the straight scoop on her favorite topics, particularly the disastrous misinformation about dietary fats that has been entrenched in conventional wisdom for decades. Cate details why "natural fats" are so critical to human health, and how refined high polyunsaturated vegetable oils are directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of premature deaths annually. They disrupt normal cellular function immediately upon ingestion, increase oxidative stress throughout the body, and damage brain function in particular; this is the #1 disease catalyst in modern life, an underlying factor in every chronic disease study. Cate outs conventional wisdom as conducting a massive experiment to "feed modern humans the cheapest possible food and see what will happen." She outs researcher Ancel Keys as the dude who drove us toward bad fats and away from healthy fats ("he knew he was wrong too!," laments Cate). Speaking of losing weight, refined polyunsaturated vegetable oils are more likely to be stored and less likely to be burned than natural fats. In summary, here's how to save your life and optimize your health: Ditch refined high polyunsaturated vegetable oils (watch out when dining out; most restaurant food--fast food to fine dining--is soaked in these gnarly oils); eat more natural fats (eggs, meat, cheese, coconut products, olives/olive oil, avocados/avocado oil, etc.).
Long Fasts: Worth the Risk?
Intermittent fasting, schmittermittent schmasting. The hot new trend is the extended fast—eating nothing and drinking only non-caloric beverages for no less than three days and often as many as 30-40 days. A mere compressed eating window this isn’t. If fasting for more than three days sounds riskier than just skipping breakfast, you’re right. Long fasts can get you into trouble. They’re a big commitment. You shouldn’t just stumble into one because it sounds interesting or some guy on your Twitter feed wrote about it. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
#168: Devyn Sisson
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.
CrossFit’s Criticisms: How Do I Keep Energy Levels High on Primal?
Over the past two posts in this series, I’ve explained how a Primal way of eating can not only support a heavy CrossFit schedule, but elevate it. Today, I’m going to explain how going Primal can help fix a common complaint among CrossFitters: fatigue. No energy. No pep. A distinct lack of physical and psychological motivation to train, let alone hit PRs. This doesn’t just make it hard to finish workouts and make gains. It bleeds into the rest of your life and makes that worse, too. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)  
The Definitive Guide to Keto
I use my Los Angeles surroundings as a barometer for changes in the mainstream approach to health, and it holds up quite well. Silicon Valley can claim to be the cradle of technology, but L.A. is definitely the cradle of diet and fitness trends; and the latest is most definitely keto. At the local cafe where every species of Malibu fitness enthusiast gathers to gossip and fuel up, I’m seeing fewer gels and energy bars, and way more butter coffees and discarded packets of the new powdered ketone supplement products. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
Do “Dominant” Neurotransmitters Impact Training? (and a Giveaway)
Last year I was talking with Brad Kearns and Dave Dolle when Dave said something really interesting: he was using neurotransmitter analysis to build personalized training programs for his athletes. By giving a short written T/F test called the Braverman test, he could determine whether a client was dominant in dopamine, acetylcholine, GABA, or serotonin—and then use the results to determine their ideal training regimen. It was one of those instances where you hear something you know you’ll be chewing on for the next few months. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
How to Do Keto with Dietary Restrictions
Almost everyone has at least one dietary restriction. Maybe your religion or cultural traditions prohibit specific foods or food pairings. Maybe your physiological response to certain foods—an allergy or intolerance—prevent you from eating them. Or perhaps your immediate goals preclude a food’s inclusion in your diet. Like every other diet, keto is already circumscribed by basic principles, which can make further limitations difficult to accommodate. But the benefits of going keto, at least for part of the time, are well-established and worth the effort. You want to do it. How can you go keto while honoring your own dietary bounds? It depends on the restriction. (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)
#231: Lauren Lobley
Elle Russ chats with Lauren Lobley - author of The Accidental Paleo: Easy Vegetarian Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle.  Lauren is a Canadian born-and-raised former pastry chef turned healthy chef. Together with her husband, Ted, and 22-month-old daughter, Madison Grace, they run and operate a yoga studio in Malibu, California, where Lauren provides the freshly baked vegan gluten-free granola, and Ted teaches the best class on this side of Malibu.  After culinary school, she joined the ranks and worked her way up as head baker to celebrity chef and Food Network star, Duff Goldman, churning out thousands of cakes a week at his West Hollywood location. Realizing how terrible she felt by consuming so much gluten, dairy, and sugar, Lauren began recipe testing with one goal in mind: to make healthy food taste good. She blogged about her experience on her website, Delectable You, and began featuring her recipes both on that site and on her increasingly popular YouTube channel.  
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Sep 29th, 2016
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Nov 18th, 2019
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