Tune in to a new kind of talk! The Primal Blueprint Podcast is relaunching as the Primal Kitchen Podcast, hosted by founders Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti. Every week, they're sitting down with the biggest names in the health, wellness, and personal growth space. Listen in on Spotify, Apple, and on PrimalKitchen.com.
38: The Link Between Dairy Intolerance and Dairy Genes with Alexandre Family Farm Founders Blake & Stephanie
Dairy Intolerance or Mutated Gene Intolerance?
Blake and Stephanie were both born and raised as dairy farmers and bought their current farm in 1992. In 2002, they became certified organic farmers and began studying soil and nutrient density on their farm as well as milk proteins. A2 is the digestible casein protein found in all mammalian milk, but about one thousand years ago it mutated to the A1 form which causes lactose to ferment and potentially why we've seen a rise in dairy intolerances over the last couple of decades. Through their studies Blake and Stephanie learned the difference between A1 and A2 beta casein proteins in milk and they began to breed A1 out of their herd.
Today, they have a large herd of 100% A2/A2 genetics cows, and sell only A2 organic milk and yogurt nationwide. Alexandre Family Farm is the first Certified Regenerative dairy and egg ranch in the U.S. They are also certified organic and certified humane. Listen in as they share their journey with Morgan with the difficulties of raising organic calves and venturing away from antibiotic usage, their thoughts on what regenerative agriculture means to them and how they want to bring people back to dairy.
37: Decoding Your Genes for Data-Driven Health with Joe Cohen
Biohacking For Personalized Healthcare
This week, Morgan chats with author and entrepreneur, Joe Cohen. Joe suffered from a variety of health issues going up: inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety–to name a few. His symptoms and experiences were not well understood by conventional and even alternative medicine, and after years of suffering, that he embarked on a self-experimentation journey to improve his health through biohacking. Joe went on to found SelfDecode, a biotech software platform for DNA and lab-based health recommendations established by your own genes so that you can take charge of your own healthcare with data-driven health decisions. SelfDecode is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by providing personalized health recommendations based on a combination of your DNA, labs, and environmental factors.
In this chat, Cohen describes to Morgan his thoughts on how the world needs more personalized healthcare, his biohacking system for his food sensitivities and his journey from New York to Israel.
36: Anxiety Expert Mark Metry Gives Advice on Being Your Best Self
Is Anxiety More Prevalent in Males?
This week, Morgan chats with Mental Health Advocate and Anxiety Expert, Mark Metry on the topic of social anxiety. Mark is a Forbes featured TEDX speaker, a global top 10 podcast host of the Social Anxiety Society and a best selling author of Screw Being Shy, but there was once a time where he couldn't even make eye contact with people due to suffering from immense social anxiety.
In this enlightening talk, Mark goes in depth about growing up in the inner city as a first generation immigrant and how racial bullying in school affected his self esteem and began making him closed off to the world. After spending years being overweight and depressed, he went on a self healing journey with the help of psychotherapy, gratitude, healthy habits and developing hobbies such as writing and podcasting. Morgan and Mark discuss the how social anxiety affects your mind and body in cognitive distortions and how it hijacks your entire nervous system, but how diet and lifestyle changes can set the foundation for long term results in a positive direction.
35: Living More with Less: Chatting Consumerism with The Minimalists
What is the real pursuit of happiness?
This week, Morgan has an enlightening discussion with Josh Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, otherwise known as The Minimalists. Josh and Ryan climbed up the corporate ladder in their 20's to obtain the standard American dream of a consumer-driven life with luxury cars, big houses full of pricey material things. After being rocked by a series of life-altering events, Josh went on the journey to find a more meaningful life getting his childhood best friend Ryan involved along the way. Since starting their journey, The Minimalists have had two successful documentaries on Netflix, Minimalism and Less is Now, and have written four books, their most recent being Love People Use Things.
In this chat, they go in depth about what the pursuit of happiness means and how to be fulfilled without material things. They believe that all things they own should serve a purpose and provide advice on how to maintain this lifestyle. Milburn and Nicodemus go in depth on how minimalism goes beyond the scope of material things, but how it can help improve other areas of our lives by removing all types of life clutter such as calendar clutter, relationship clutter, and advertisement clutter.
34: Former City Slicker & TikTok Sensation Brian Brigantti Talks Homesteading & Permaculture
This week, Morgan is joined by Viral TikTok Homestead sensation and founder of Red Leaf Ranch, Brian Brigantti. While pursuing a career in photography in New York City, Brian ended up falling in love with the simplicity of being immersed in the country side of Tennessee while on a spontaneous trip in 2019. Instead of starting small. Brian decided to make the move and go full force into learning everything he could about permaculture and growing his own food with his partner.
Brian goes in depth about the transition from city life to the countryside and having to battle the urge to always be on the move in a slow paced environment.
Listen in as Morgan and Brian share garden stories - successes and failures - and how he his tips and tricks are inspiring millions across the TikTok platform.
33: Cody Rigsby Gets Candid on Everything From Peloton to Dancing
This week, Morgan chats with unfiltered one-of-a-kind Peloton Instructor Cody Rigsby. Cody has taken the fitness community by storm since first appearing on Peloton 8 years ago.
As a Peloton Instructor, Rigsby reminds everyone in his classes to push themselves, but have a good time doing it, because we all need to have a little more fun. He believes that life should be experienced authentically, and this is fully represented throughout his rides. His Peloton #BooCrew has over 120,000 devoted members pedaling to his every word. A #BooCrew favorite, Rigsby also hosts unique “XOXO” classes, in which Peloton riders submit questions about life, relationships, pop culture, etc. for Rigsby to advise on and share his candid opinions during his live rides.
Rigsby goes in depth with Morgan about moving to North Carolina as a child and how his passion for dancing ignited after taking a ballet class, moving to NYC, experiencing homelessness, and overcoming obstacles. He discusses his new relationship with food and body image and how he focuses on ways to move his body that mimics childhood, embracing the inner Primal "play" based behavior that our audience knows so well. He spills on his favorite Primal Kitchen Products, Dancing with The Stars, and detoxing from social media. Listen in to hear all the shared laughter and the "tea!"
favorite health podcast!
love this show - so much tangible health info!
Good information always
Just have to speed through the (too frequent) parts when Elle interrupts and talks about herself, her story, her doctor, her friends etc…
Constructive criticism: we want to hear the guest and their story and information. Maybe you can do some solo episodes Elle to share your story again.
More than the podcast title changed
I just got finished listening to Morgan interview Dr. Tim Spector. The content was excellent. The audio quality was terrible, especially on Morgan’s side. The addition from notification sounds and other noises from someone’s laptop or pc wasn’t helpful either.