On how to be healthy, strong, fit, happy and productive with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice as possible. Featuring Primal Blueprint author Mark Sisson (marksdailyapple.com) and other guests from the ancestral health community.
Joe Cohen - Genetic Testing To Optimize Health
Host Brad Kearns talks to Joe Cohen, the founder of SelfDecode, a genetic testing service that gives customers personalized health recommendations based on their genes. Great advancements have been made with genetic testing in recent years, and running your genetic profile once allows you to apply future research advancements to your unchanging genetic profile and learn further insights.
Joe describes how genetic testing can help you make the best decisions for exercise, eating, mood stability, and sleeping habits. It's important to acknowledge that self optimization should always be centered on testing, evaluating, and retesting, but knowing what direction to head with a genetic road map can be extremely valuable. For example, athletes can learn valuable insights about the antioxidant needs, methylation abilities, and muscle fiber composition to help design a training plan that they will respond to successfully. For example, Brad mentions his DNAFit report that revealed a ratio of 54% strength/power to 46% endurance in his genotype, a revelatory insight that would have helped revise his triathlon training away from a pure endurance approach that most triathletes follow to something more suited to his genetics.
Elle Russ chats with Terri Cole - a New York-based, licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and author of Boundary Boss: The Essential guide to Talk, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free. She is the founder of Real Love Revolution. Boundary Bootcamp, and the co-founder of Crushing Codependency, her female empowerment courses reach women in over 90 countries. She has been featured as an expert therapist and master life coach on A&E’s Monster In-Laws, TED X, The Lisa Oz Show, Real Housewives and had a weekly radio show on Hay House Radio. Plus, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, Well+Good, and has been featured in Italian Elle, Forbes, Origin, Vogue, Self and was honored to grace the cover of Inspired Coach magazine. Learn more about her work at terricole.com
Dr. Greg Kelly - Circadian Strategies for Longevity and Fat Loss
Host Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Greg Kelly, a naturopathic doctor, and expert in nutrition and anti-aging.
Dr. Greg is the founder of Neurohacker Collective. In this episode, you'll learn about some cutting-edge longevity research to target senescent cells and help repair them before they become cancerous. Supplements like the popular anti-inflammatory quercetin and mushroom extracts have been proven effective, as has daily time-restricted feeding and occasional longer fasting periods. Dr. Kelly also discusses how important circadian rhythm is to health and longevity, and some ideas for how to optimize the various hormonal and metabolic functions that are tied to circadian rhythm. Hint: Don't eat after 10 pm, because your stomach starts to produce high levels of acid to detoxify what is supposed to be an empty stomach. Regarding weight loss, Dr. Kelly provides a memorable insight about crash dieting, where the body reacts with a "body fat overshoot" aka "diet-induced lipolysis" to gain weight back quickly and often worse than where you started. Dr. Greg offers some great practical tips to spur fat loss the right way, such as increased daily movement and better sleep. Another cool tip is to track morning and evening body temperature, as Dr. Kelly notes that more variation in daily temperature is a sign of youthful functional age. Enjoy the show and learn more at neurohackercollective.com
Dr. Caroline Leaf
Elle Russ chats with Dr. Caroline Leaf - a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She has a new book out: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and many more.
Dr. Paul Saladino: The Compelling Case For Carnivore
Host Brad Kearns goes deep into the fascinating world of the nose-to-tail carnivore diet with leading expert Dr. Paul Saladino. If you’ve heard of this emerging dietary strategy and don’t know what to think, Dr. Paul presents an extremely compelling and scientifically validated case for emphasizing nutrient-dense animal foods in your diet. Regarding the plant foods that we have long been told to make a dietary centerpiece, Dr. Paul proposes that the natural toxins contained in all plants may be compromising your health without you knowing it. If you have any form of nagging autoimmune or inflammatory conditions that aren’t responding to traditional treatment, consider a test period of exclusion of all plant foods to give your digestive system and potential leaky gut condition and chance to heal. Dr. Paul is the author of the bestseller The Carnivore Code. Learn more at CarnivoreMD.com
Dr. Uma Naidoo MD
Elle Russ chats with Dr. Uma Naidoo MD - an awarded board-certified psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, professional chef, nutrition specialist and author of the recently released This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD and More.
Featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Harvard Health Press, goop, and many others, Dr. Uma Naidoo has a special interest on the impact of food on mood and other mental health conditions. In her role as a Clinical Scientist, she founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the United States. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Having been recognized as the first U.S. Nutritional Psychiatrist, Dr. Uma was also commissioned to pen the textbook for the American Psychiatric Association.