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Paleo Magazine Radio brings you Paleo nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle perspectives from both the experts and the everyday. PMR is brought to you by Paleo Magazine, the only print magazine dedicated to the Paleo lifestyle, and is hosted by Ashleigh VanHouten.
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Mar 29, 2016

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One of the idiosyncrasies of the human brain is that it's hardwired to put things into boxes. Not literal boxes necessarily, but figurative boxes. Just think, if you see a person walking past you on the street, you immediately, reflexively, and instinctively categorize them based on qualities like age, gender, skin color, clothing, and attractiveness. From these generalizations, we then extrapolate even further, projecting our own prejudices onto the other person in the form of our expectations about their intelligence, socioeconomic status, and character. In responding to this feature of our primate brains, we can either deny that we do this, or we can actively override our instincts. Doing this takes energy, but it is in this act that we exemplify our humanity.

One person who constantly works to break down boxes, whether it is in the business world or in the gym, is Liz Nierzwicki. Liz is the owner of Solace Yoga Studios. She is an online fitness entrepreneur and the author of the new book, "Happy Healthy Fit: Transform Your Life In 90-Days With The figureFIT! Lifestyle Program".

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In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Her thoughts on winning the 2015 Paleo f(x) Women's Fitness Challenge.
  • The ins and outs of our human energy systems.
  • Why she would rather run 10 sprints than a half marathon.
  • The effects of training for specificity vs general athleticism.
  • How she has merged mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation with traditional strength and conditioning.
  • The mental blocks that hold us back from success.
  • Her 90 day figure fit lifestyle transformation program.

 

Episode Call to Action:

Traveling While Paleo: 5 Tricks To Stay Sane

 

Links & Resources: 

Check out Liz's website, FigureFitLife.com
Tune in to the Figure Fit Podcast
Grab a copy of her book, Happy Healthy Fit
Connect with Liz on Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Mar 28, 2016

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Paleo Radio Bites Episode #35. We discuss the 2016 Grassfed Exchange conference which is taking place April 27-29 with organizing committee member Russ Conser.

 

Links & Resources: 

Check out the Grassfed Exchange Conference website
Visit them on Facebook 

Learn more about Russ Conser

 PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR PMR AND YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN SOME GREAT PALEO SWAG!

Its easy, simply post a review of PMR on iTunes and fill out our quick Registration Form and you'll be entered to win your choice of 4 great books and a Paleo Magazine vinyl decal!
One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Mar 24, 2016

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If you're a health-focused web surfer, you've probably seen a new acronym floating around the interwebs recently. MTHFR, short for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, refers to a gene that produces an important enzyme in the body. This enzyme helps convert the amino acid homocysteine into methionine, an essential amino acid for numerous functions.

Like all genes, MTHFR comes in several variations. Some work better than others, and some don't work at all. Dysfunctioned MTHFR gene could be a contributing factor in a wide variety of illnesses, including vascular disease, neural tube defects, Alzheimer's, dementia, colon cancer, and leukemia, just to name a few. Obviously, this is very concerning, and as a result, genetic testing services, as well as specific websites and coaching services have popped up in response to the MTHFR threat, but is it really a threat? Is MTHFR the new gluten, or is it, like shark attacks and lightning strikes, something that most of us really don't have to worry about?

One outspoken critic of the commercialization of MTHFR treatment is Craig Pickering. Craig is a former world-champion sprinter who currently works as the Head of Sport Science for DNAFit, a company dedicated to providing DNA-based diet and exercise recommendations for both Olympic athletes and everyday folks alike.

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In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What MTHFR is and what are it's effects.
  • What your chances of being affected by this genetic mutation are and what you can do about it.
  • Which dietary supplements and even Paleo foods can help those with MTHFR disfunction.
  • What the scientific research really says.
  • The really interesting genetic testing Craig and his team at DNAfit are doing.

 

Episode Call to Action:

Ultimate Guide to Paleo Flour Substitutes

 

Links & Resources: 

Check out the DNAfit website
Visit them on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR PMR AND YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN SOME GREAT PALEO SWAG!

Its easy, simply post a review of PMR on iTunes and fill out our quick Registration Form and you'll be entered to win your choice of 4 great books and a Paleo Magazine vinyl decal!
One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Mar 21, 2016

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In Paleo Radio Bites Episode 34 host Tony Federico interviews Alexandra Phillips, a longtime Paleo Magazine reader who transformed her life with the Paleo diet.

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Episode Links & Resources: 

Check out Alex's website, SoulRebelBeauty
Check her out on Instagram

 PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR PMR AND YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN SOME GREAT PALEO SWAG!

Its easy, simply post a review of PMR on iTunes and fill out our quick Registration Form and you'll be entered to win your choice of 4 great books and a Paleo Magazine vinyl decal!
One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Mar 16, 2016

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It was New York City in the 1960s and Anthony Morrocco, an aspiring hairstylist, had just landed his dream job. He had been taken on as an apprentice of Kenneth's, the Manhattan salon of the world's first celebrity hairstylist, Kenneth Battelle. At Kenneth's, the regulars included the most famous women of the day, and it was not uncommon to see Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Fay Dunaway or Lauren Bacall at the salon. This was the golden age of style but there's also a dark side to all that glitter.

In the 1930s, the cosmetic industry successfully lobbied for and received exemptions from the FDA for its cosmetic products. This meant that the chemical formulations used in skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup, cleansing shampoos, and deodorants did not have to be registered with the FDA and were not subject to pre-market safety analysis. As a stylist, Anthony was constantly exposed to these chemicals, and he question their safety. So, at the age of 27, he walked away from the conventional hair care world and embarked on a quest to find an alternative path. His travels took him across the United States and eventually to Europe where he began to develop his own hair care line based on pure botanical ingredients. When he returned to the US, he launched his all-national products and began using them with clients. The Morrocco Method International company was born.

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In This Episode Tony and Anthony discuss:

  • What it was like to cut his teeth in the hair care industry's first celebrity salon.
  • How illness in clients and fellow stylists inspired him to find natural alternatives to conventional hair care products.
  • His interest in esoteric energy work.
  • What his wild crafted 5 elements hair product line can do for your hair.
  • How you can "awaken your roots" and become your own personal hair shaman.

Links & Resources: 

Check out the Morrocco Methond site, Morroccomethod.com
Visit him on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

 PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR PMR AND YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN SOME GREAT PALEO SWAG!

Its easy, simply post a review of PMR on iTunes and fill out our quick Registration Form and you'll be entered to win your choice of 4 great books and a Paleo Magazine vinyl decal!
One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Mar 14, 2016

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In Paleo Radio Bites episode 33 host Tony Federico interviews Legendary Life Podcast creator Ted Ryce about his Be the Change Movement Kickstarter campaign.

Ted Ryce is a motivational speaker, fitness expert, wellness coach and host of the Legendary Life podcast. He's based out of Miami Beach, and over the years he's worked with celebrities and businessmen like Richard Branson. It hasn't been all glitz and glamour though.

When Ted was 14, his mother died in a car accident, only a few years later, his younger brother Jimmy Ryce was kidnapped, raped and murdered in a high publicity case that led to the creation of the Jimmy Ryce foundation by Ted's father and step mother. The Jimmy Ryce foundation funds the training of bloodhounds to help law enforcement groups find missing people. The foundation is struggling however, and Ted's on a mission to keep the foundation, and it's mission alive.

Urgent Action Needed IconAlong with his partner Giselle Oliveira, Ted has launched a Kickstarter campaign called the Be The Change Movement. Be The Change supporters will receive tools to empower, inspire, and achieve their own personal goals and the money raised will help fund the Jimmy Ryce foundation. Currently, they are at $3,000 of an $8,000 goal. The way Kickstarter works is that if you don't reach your goal you don't get anything. There is about a week left in the fundraising drive, so if everyone listening to this only donated $5, about as much as you'd pay for a coconut milk coffee at Starbucks or kombucha at Whole Foods, The Be The Change Movement will reach it's goal.

I'll Help: Take Me There!

 

Episode Links & Resources: 

Check out the Jimmy Ryce Foundation site, jimmyryce.org
Tune in to Ted's Legendary Life Podcast
Check him out on, Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Listen to Ted's Powerful PT Podcast interview

 PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR PMR AND YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN SOME GREAT PALEO SWAG!

Its easy, simply post a review of PMR on iTunes and fill out our quick Registration Form and you'll be entered to win your choice of 4 great books and a Paleo Magazine vinyl decal!
One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Mar 11, 2016

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There's a lot more to recipe writing than meets the eye. Previous blogging experience is certainly helpful, but with a cookbook, the pressure is on to make the reader's experience truly remarkable. Unlike a free blog post, someone paying $20 or $30 for a cookbook expects that they will achieve their desired culinary results right away. Therefore, getting a recipe cookbook ready means rigorously testing every element, scrutinizing the measurements, and refining the process, but perhaps more importantly, it requires that the author use empathy, thinking about cooking from their reader's point of view.

Famous for meticulously testing and retesting recipes for everything from chocolate chip cookies to Tuscan-style beef stew, America's Test Kitchen has built their brand on developing and sharing bulletproof recipes that literally anyone can make, so when I heard that ATK had tackled Paleo, I had to find out more. On today's episode, I'm joined by ATK Chief Creative Officer Jack Bishop.

In this conversation, Jack discusses his background as a food writer and cookbook editor, how many times America's Test Kitchen tests a recipe, and how one ATK author actually developed a rotator cuff injury from stirring 2,000 pounds of test fudge, what it's like for his kids growing up in a household led by 2 professional food writers, where he does his grocery shopping, how ATK heard about Paleo and the approach they took to producing their book "Paleo Perfected", and which perfect Paleo recipes are now in Jack's regular dinnertime rotation.

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In This Episode Tony and Jack discuss:

  • His background as a food writer and cookbook editor.
  • How many times America's Test Kitchen tests a recipe, and how one ATK author actually developed a rotator cuff injury from stirring 2,000 lbs of chocolate fudge.
  • What it's like for his kids growing up in a household led by two professional food writers.
  • Where he does his grocery shopping.
  • How ATK heard about Paleo and the approach they took to produce their book.
  • Paleo Perfected and which perfect Paleo recipes are now in his regular dinnertime rotation.

Links & Resources: 

Check out the ATK site, americastestkitchen.com
Visit him on Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Buy a copy of their new book, Paleo Perfected

 PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR PMR AND YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN SOME GREAT PALEO SWAG!

Its easy, simply post a review of PMR on iTunes and fill out our quick Registration Form and you'll be entered to win your choice of 4 great books and a Paleo Magazine vinyl decal!
One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Mar 3, 2016

In America, there's nothing unusual about celebrity chefs. Starting with the incomparable Julia Child, we've seen the rise of giants like Emeril, Mario Batali, and Gordon Ramsay, as well as trend setters and taste makers like Thomas Keller, David Chang, and Wylie Dufresne. We're also familiar with activist chefs like Jamie Oliver who used his platform and reach to challenge the American school system to wake up to real food.

By and large, these chefs are embraced by the media and applauded for their efforts, and on the surface, Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' story seemed like it would follow a similar trajectory. Along with numerous cookbooks, a decades-long career as a chef and restaurateur, and multiple broadcast television credits, Pete Evans is an outspoken advocate for the paleo approach, but instead of applause, he often receives derision. His critics, a broad coalition that includes tabloid news outlets like the Daily Mail and the Dietitians Association of Australia which said, "Our primary concern is that some aspects of the Paleo diet are inconsistent with the Commonwealth Department of Health's Australian dietary guidelines."

On today's episode of Paleo Magazine Radio, we're joined by Chef Pete Evans in a conversation that goes beyond the headlines, focusing instead on the heart of the matter, his lifelong passion and dedication to empowering and educating with real food. During our conversation, we dive deep into Pete's training as a chef, his first real restaurant job, how Tony Robbins temporarily turned him into a vegan, how Nora Gedgaudas' "Primal Body Primal Mind" changed his life, why it took him more than a year to publicly come out as Paleo, as well as his books, TV shows, and Paleo Way 10-week Transformation Program.

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