Episode 169: Whole in the Wall

On this week’s show, we discuss some of the latest research and findings in our News & Views segment. Our stories are about how the soda industry plays politics to advance its agenda, whether salt is good or bad in the human diet, and whether calcium supplements pose a heart-health risk. The Moment of Paleo segment offers ideas about how we can think about areas of our lives, by analogy, based on what we know about whole foods vs. processed foods and supplements. In the After the Bell segment a truly thought-provoking talk about how we create ourselves with our thoughts.

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Episode 170: Complete Guide to Fasting

On today’s show, we are joined by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore, co-authors of The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-day, and Extended Fasting. We discuss Jimmy Moore’s current 21-day fast attempt, whether fasting is safe, fasting’s track record, the benefits of fasting with regards to weight loss, diabetes, insulin levels, and longevity. Other topics include fasting for women, issues people may experience when fasting, and various methods of fasting. You’ll also learn how Dr. Fung and Jimmy Moore implement fasting in their own lives. Then, we have have more food-for-thought dessert in our Moment of Paleo and After the Bell segments. Enjoy the show!

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Episode 171: Discipline vs. Will Power

On this week’s News & Views segment we discuss how long work hours can affect health, the importance of sleep and how it affects food choices, and how various levels of impulsivity are related to fast food consumption. This leads to examining the difference between will power and discipline in the Moment of Paleo segment. And the After the Bell segment features a talk that delves into what our desire for instant gratification may predict about us. Notably, our discussions may also be useful for some in dealing with post-election stress.

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Episode 172: Catch-22

On this week’s News & Views we cover: NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, Celebrex, and Naproxen; new research that suggests high HDL is not heart protective; and how worrying about health can actually affect your health. The food for thought continues in the Moment of Paleo segment, which explores the things we cannot do when we must do them. After the Bell features a talk by Alan Watts on the topic of Double Binds.

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PMR# 168: Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece Talk Relationships, Taking Risks, and The Importance of Being Uncomfortable

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This week we’re talking with Laird Hamilton and Gabriel Reece, two of the most high functioning, successful and driven people we have ever met, about their lives together and how they work to establish a lifestyle, routine and community centered around happiness and health. They’re professional athletes. Laird is basically the king of surfing and Gabby is a former professional volleyball player, they’re both business owners and between them, they have their own documentaries, podcasts, books and more.

They run and host a fitness, wellness and recovery program called XPT where they travel to different locales and spend three days eating, surfing, meditating and working out with other likeminded folks. We had a chance to attend one of these experiences last summer—it was an absolutely singular inspiring experience that still informs the choices we make every day. In this interview, we talk about XPT, we talk about their super food company, a new documentary about Laird’s life and we talk about the way they eat, work out and their relationship with each other and with other people in their community.

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On today’s show we discuss:

  • What exploration and performance training (XPT) is all about.
  • How Laird and Gabby find the balance between establishing a healthy routine while being able to adapt.
  • How life may seem effortless but it takes a lot of effort.
  • How values, priorities, meditation and having a hovering perspective helps Laird and Gabby maintain perspective on life.
  • Why it’s important to be appreciative in life.
  • How they incorporate family into XPT.
  • Future plans for XPT to evolve and grow.
  • Gabby’s Podcast, The Truth Barrel.
  • Their public life and the sometimes negative publicity that comes with that.
  • What is meant by one partner taking the masculine and the other the feminine.
  • Superfoods and products which are based on whole foods.
  • The Peruvian coffee bean that Laird also offers.
  • Laird and Gabby’s healthy eating habits.
  • The importance of not to putting a lot of stress around your diet.
  • Gabby’s NBC show called Strong.
  • How some people can be born with drive for life.
  • And much more!

“Some of the most profound things happen to be some of the simplest.” — @LairdLife [0:18:33.1]

“The more we can become connected to our intuitions and our instincts the better guided we’ll be.” — @LairdLife [0:36:12.1]

“Well you can’t voyeuristically get in shape. That’s the problem.” — @LairdLife [1:00:30.1]

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Episode 368 – Ashleigh Gass – Gymnastics, Back Issues, Mobility, and Firearm Training

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On this episode of the podcast we have Ashleigh Gass. Ashleigh holds a Master’s Degree in Human and Clinical Nutrition. She is certified sports nutritionist, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She was recently picked up by Devil Dog Arms as an accomplished tactical shooter, and is also developing a Gymnastic Bodies affiliate gym.

Listen in as we talk about Ashleigh’s background, gymnastics, back issues and some ways to keep your back healthy, mobility, Ashleigh’s firearm training, and more.

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Testimonial: Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Changed My Life!

Testimonial written by: Yadi V.

AIP changed my life!!!
I began this diet, or should I say lifestyle, in January 2017. I began the diet because of an autoimmune disease I have called hidradenitis suppurativa. This condition features pea- to marble-sized lumps under the skin that can be painful and tend to enlarge and drain pus. They usually occur where skin rubs together, such as in the armpits, groin, and buttocks. I know some docs still argue it’s not an autoimmune disease, whatever it is… I unfortunately have it. I’ve been dealing with it since I was a kid but didn’t get diagnosed until the beginning of 2016. I went through a few specialists and finally met a great dermatologist that was able to diagnose me.

Before 2016, I would maybe get a flare up every 3 years or so. I’m not sure what made my body just go AWOL that I began to get a flare up every other day, and finally I would have 4 enlarged lumps (HUGE) that would just not go away for about a year. I was desperate for answers, I needed to make this stop and go away. As an extremely active person, it was beginning to effect my day to day life. I have an office job during the day (which meant I couldn’t really sit since I would have flare ups) and at night I’m a fitness instructor. EXTREME PAIN while teaching my class FYI. I began treatment with my dermatologist… antibiotics, weekly shots, ointments… nothing worked. I switched primary docs, I told him about my disease and he then suggested surgery. UMMM, what?! I didn’t want to go with just ANY surgeon, so I looked up a great surgeon that specialized in hidradenitis. GREAT doc, awesome work… we even scheduled my surgery! A few days after I had booked my surgery, I just knew this wasn’t the route for me. I was 4 months away from my wedding (May 28, 2017) I didn’t want to have major surgery right before my wedding, so many factors came up. I went with my gut feeling and cancelled the surgery.

The next day after canceling I remembered about a few YouTube videos I have seen about people dealing with hidradenitis. They kept talking about a certain diet that controlled their symptoms, suppressed the disease, etc. I didn’t want to take on this diet when I first heard about it because at the same time I was dealing with my flare ups, I was also going through other medical issues. I was a mess in the summer of 2016. In and out of the hospital, throwing up, horrible diarrhea, and this all happened and kept happening for 6 months (before I started the diet). At the time, my docs were trying new things with me, testing me for everything possible, and nothing helped or would show up. The only thing that did show up was that I had Atrophic Gastritis, which was not caused by a bacteria (that was confirmed with a biopsy). It was another autoimmune diseases on my plate. I noticed the confusion in doctors faces when I would see them. I’m a healthy 28 year old women, worked out 5 times a day, would eat what I thought was “healthy”… my symptoms just didn’t make sense. I should also mention that I was taking lithium at the time to treat anxiety, which also completely messed my body up.

So, back to the YouTube videos! I saw some people opening up about the hidradenitis and how they were on the paleo diet. I had nothing to lose at this point so I remember waking up super early one day, went to Sprouts and bought SO MANY GROCERIES. I was determine and had so much faith this diet would work!
NOT KIDDING, I began the diet on a Sunday… by THAT Friday… the lumps that have been active for about a year just went away. I legit cried! It was an amazing feeling to know I could control this with just food. AND NOT TO MENTION that getting on this diet also helped with all my stomach issues I was dealing with at the time. I was already a pretty fit thin women, I had dropped 25 lbs. from all the diarrhea and throwing up. Everything I ate would make me sick, etc. Once I got on this diet, my body just bounced back. I haven’t thrown up or had diarrhea or had FLARE UPS since I began this diet. And the anxiety… I haven’t had an anxiety attack since I began the diet. I am CERTAIN the diet is what helped.

I recently started to reintroduce foods into my system which has been amazing. Unfortunately because I do have atrophic gastritis, I still have so many limitations on foods, but I have never felt this great, looked this great. Oh and let me tell you about my body! Like I mentioned, I’m a fitness instructor a few nights out of the week and my body has never looked this defined, like EVER. I hate to call this a diet because it really is a lifestyle. It’s not an easy one, its a lot of dedication but trust me, NO REGRETS! I will NEVER go back to eat the way I was eating before. I feel amazing and pill free. No medicine whatsoever.
People saw how great I was doing that they began to get on the Paleo diet. I’ve had people come up to me asking me about it because their parents have an autoimmune condition, and later find out that their parents are doing way better now that they’re doing paleo. It really was a blessing for me to get on the Paleo lifestyle. I can’t say enough great things about this. AMAZING. LIFE CHANGING!


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