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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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Apr 13, 2016

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If you really want to know why the Paleo lifestyle works so well in combating chronic disease, reversing the aging process, and turning everyday people into fat burning beasts, you'll inevitably encounter a concept called Evolutionary Mismatch. An evolutionary mismatch occurs when our body, a collection of trillions of cells beautifully programmed by millions of years of evolution, encounters something completely unexpected and descends into chaos. In the past evolutionary mismatches arose from natural events, cataclysms like super volcanoes and asteroid impacts, as well as cyclical climate changes, but these mismatches ultimately spurned new evolutions and adaptations. Unfortunately for us modern humans, the radical technological and societal changes that we have initiated have transformed our world, and have changed so many things so quickly that our bodies just can't keep up, and evolutionary mismatches abound.

Eating processed food like substances instead of whole foods is a mismatch. Sitting down all day staring at a computer screen instead of experiencing dynamic movement within mother nature is a mismatch. Replacing our intimate tribal relationships of community and family with text messages is an evolutionary mismatch, and as the process of evolution and natural selection runs its course, millions of us suffer and die from chronic disease and millions more live in states of dis-health. But all hope is not lost Paleo Nation, as someone listening to this podcast and living the Paleo lifestyle, you are part of the solution, and now more than ever, there are resources at your disposal that can help you manage the evolutionary mismatches in your life.

There are books, blogs, podcasts, and even events dedicated to the practice of ancestral health. Today we'll be talking to two proponents to the ancestral health model. J. Brett Smith and Aaron Blaisdell. Both of these guys are so passionate about the subject that they've dedicated countless hours towards organizing one of the premier Paleo events of the year. The Ancestral Health Symposium.

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In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What inspired Aaron to create the Ancestral Health Symposium.
  • How J.Brett Smith went from being an AHS attendee to becoming their Program Chair.
  • Favorite moments from past years events.
  • The unforeseen consequences that caused the cancellation of AHS 15.
  • Their thoughts about the mainstreaming of Paleo.
  • The role of AHS and other events in the evolution of Ancestral Health.
  • What we can look forward to at this years event which will be taking place at the University of Colorado Boulder campus August 11th to the 13th.

  

Links & Resources: 

Check out the AHS website, AncestralHealth.org
Connect with them on Facebook | Twitter

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Apr 11, 2016

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In episode 36 of Paleo Radio Bites, we are joined by AIP expert Eileen Laird to discuss her new book, A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.

 

Links & Resources: 

Check out Eileen's website, PhoenixHelix.com
Connect with Eileen on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube
Grab a copy of Eileen's book, A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol
Check out her profile in, Introducing The Paleo Autoimmune Bloggers

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Apr 6, 2016

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When we're kids, we're told to wash our hands, taught to keep our clothes clean, and to never eat something that has dirt on it. But what if all that sanitation has side effects? 

Despite the fact that we're living in what is arguably the most disinfectant happy society to ever walk the face of the earth, many of us still suffer from chronic health conditions, many of which start in the gut. Perhaps all that bacteria, all that dirt, was doing something good for us. Maybe it's time to start getting back to our roots by eating food, and dirt, the way nature intended?

On today's show, we're joined by one of the most vocal proponents of eating dirty, Dr. Josh Axe, author of the brand new book, Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure it.

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In This Episode We Discuss:

  • How his mother's illness inspired him to pursue a career in health.
  • The strategy he used to grow his practice.
  • What he learned by working with a wide range of clients, from regular families to professional athletes.
  • His secret to health success.
  • Why he thinks we could all benefit from eating a little dirt.

  

Links & Resources: 

Check out Dr. Axe's website, DrAxe.com
Connect with Dr. Axe on Facebook | YouTube
Grab a copy of his book, Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure it

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One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

Apr 5, 2016

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When Nina Teicholz (author of international best-seller, The Big Fat Surprise) was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the 39th annual National Food Policy Conference taking place this week in Washington DC, she was excited for the opportunity to bring her ideas about food and nutrition to the BIG table. This conference brings together the food policy insiders who create position statements that have far reaching consequences for how our nation eats, and it's hard to argue against the fact that we need to eat better. We're fatter, sicker, and unhealthier than ever.


But, when Nina's co-panelists found out she would be participating, they threatened to drop out of the conference unless she was disinvited, and so she was.

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In This Episode We Discuss:

  • The events leading up to her invitation and subsequent removal from the food policy panel.
  • How she felt about the news.
  • And what she's doing about it.

 

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Links & Resources: 

Check out Nina's website, TheBigFatSurprise.com
Reinstate Teicholz on Food Policy Panel petition, iPetitions.com
Nutrition Coalition website, Nutrition-Coalition.org
Grab a copy of Nina's Book, The Big Fat Surprise
Connect with Liz on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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One winner will be randomly chosen each week.

 

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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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 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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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.

Feb 26, 2016

In a Paleo Magazine Radio special report, host Tony Federico breaks down the latest anti-paleo study with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne.

Feb 25, 2016

We spend a lot of time focusing on what we eat, how we move, and how we sleep, but rarely do we discuss who is doing the eating, moving, and sleeping. In other words, we talk about actions, things we do, but not so much about being, who we are. Turning our attention within to the complex and mysterious realm of mind, emotion, and spirit can be challenging, but there is a reason why so many of the great thinkers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and high performers of the world make exploration of their inner world a priority. 

In this episode of Paleo Magazine Radio, we’re joined by Chris Kresser. You probably know him best for his uber-popular website chriskresser.com, top-rated podcast Revolution Health Radio, and bestselling book The Paleo Cure, but what you might not know is that Chris is a long-time practitioner of Zen meditation, and he's someone who understands the role that the mind can play in both health and disease. 

Tony and Chris discuss:

  • His background in traditional Chinese medicine
  • The nature of the placebo effect and why he thinks it should actually be called the meaning response
  • Studies of the placebo effect's opposite, the nocebo effect
  • The benefits of meditation
  • How to cultivate the witness and break the cycle of reactivity
  • The connection between mindfulness and health
  • How to start your own personal meditation practice
Feb 22, 2016

Host Tony Federico discusses the Women's Strength Summit online event with Stephanie Gaudreau.

Feb 18, 2016

Everyone has heard of The Biggest Loser TV show. It's where they take a group of overweight people, move them out to an isolated compound, pair them with a trainer, and see who can lose the most amount of weight in the shortest amount of time. The show consistently gets huge ratings and it's made a star out of the program's biggest personality, Jillian Michaels.

Unfortunately, we see the damage shows like this have done. Losing weight at all cost, only to gain it back, and then some, as many Biggest Loser contestants have, only serves to perpetuate the good and the bad, black and white, binge and purge mentality that so many people suffer from, but what if there was a different way to do a TV show about weight loss? What if the contestants were able to pick their own trainers, work out and cook in their own homes, and had to show that they could sustain change even when their trainer wasn't yelling at them?

Well, that show does exist. It's called My Diet is Better Than Yours. The whole season is available now on demand and on streaming services like Hulu. What's even more amazing about My Diet is Better Than Yours is that Paleo Magazine Radio alumni Abel James was one of the coaches on the show, and his client, despite being the oldest, unhealthiest, and perhaps most unlikely contestant, gave the standout performance of the season.

In this episode of PMR, we’re joined first by Abel, and then in the second half of the show, by his client Kurt. In our conversations, we discuss -

  • How they got recruited to join a network reality TV show. (Hint, one of them used Twitter and the other a newspaper ad.)
  • What it's like to live on camera for weeks at a time
  • How Abel's wild version of Paleo stacked up against the competition, and why Kurt found it so appealing.
  • The results Kurt achieved over the course of the show and the controversial finale
  • How you can apply the principles Abel outlines in his book, The Wild Diet, to create sustainable, enjoyable weight loss.

Spoiler alert! During the interviews, we discuss the outcome of the show, so if you haven't seen My Diet is Better Than Yours yet, go watch it and then come back to this podcast!

Feb 17, 2016

Host Tony Federico plays an excerpt from the new feature length documentary Love Paleo.

Feb 11, 2016

You've gone Paleo and cut out grains, beans, dairy, industrial seed oils, refined sugar, processed food and crappy animal products. You're eating grass-fed beef, drinking almond milk, and cooking with more herbs and spices, but despite all these changes, you're still not feeling one hundred percent. For most people, going Paleo is enough. For others, it isn't. Years of eating the sad, standard American diet can sometimes cause more damage than standard Paleo can fix, but this doesn't mean all hope is lost. This is where the autoimmune protocol comes in. 

Our guest, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, AKA the Paleo mom, is one of the foremost experts in the autoimmune protocol. Her two books on the subject, "The Paleo Approach" and "The Paleo Approach Cookbook" have both been New York Times best sellers. Sarah recently released her third book, The Healing Kitchen, co-authored by Alaena Haber. In this episode, Sarah and Tony discuss what makes the autoimmune protocol different from your standard Paleo diet, why paleo foods like nightshades and nuts might not be a good idea for some individuals, her favorite AIP super-foods, how quitting diet soda quick-started her own paleo transformation, what she did to make The Healing Kitchen an invaluable resource for those trying to go AIP, and the super exciting, not-so-secret secret project that she's been working on for the past year.

Feb 4, 2016

Today's guest, Dr. Kelly Petrucci is a board certified naturopathic doctor, who built a practice that caters to celebrities and everyday folks alike by offering alternatives to pharmaceutical pills and surgeries. Instead of drugs, she prescribes anti-aging foods, bio-identical hormones, and nutritional supplements. She's the author of the Paleo Cookbook for Dummies series and co-authored Living Paleo for Dummies with Melissa Joulwan and Paleo Workouts for Dummies with Patrick Flynn. Her latest book is The Bone Broth Diet, which promotes a 21-day plan focused on nutrient-dense whole foods as well as plenty of bone broth.

In this episode Tony and Dr. Kellyann discuss:

  • Why she started to feel invisible in her middle age, and what she did about it.
  • What our innate nutritional blueprint tells us about maximizing health, performance, and longevity.
  • Why "no money and no time" are excuses she doesn't accept.
  • How she helps patients go Paleo without feeling deprived
  • Why becoming a natural fat burner with a healthy gut is so essential.
  • Why she starts off each day with fermented foods and bone broth.

 

Jan 27, 2016

Sue Hitzmann is the New York Times best-selling author of the Melt Method, and a former massage therapist who realized that she needed to teach her clients to take better care of themselves between sessions. Sue used her knowledge of the body’s connective tissue to develop the MELT Method®, a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out, and stay out, of chronic pain by getting out of "fight or flight" and into "rest and digest".

In this episode, Tony and Sue discuss:

+ What connective tissue is and why it's so important

+ The Aha moment when she made the connection between bodywork and total body wellness

+ How her practice went from treating 30 people a year to 500 people a year

+ Why she believes a soft foam roller is best

+ Why she is so passionate about training other practitioners in her MELT techniques

 

Jan 21, 2016

It's hard to imagine that in a society obsessed with diet soda, reduced fat milk, and lean cuisines that anyone would intentionally try to eat more. Of course many people do overeat, but typically overeating is framed as a failure of self-control, a food addiction, or some other negative psychological or behavioral state.

Whether this perspective is valid or not is fodder for a future podcast episode, but the bottom line is that most of us live in a world defined by a level of caloric abundance never before seen in human history, therefore, it's logical that our challenge would be to willfully impose scarcity, aka calorie restriction in some form or another, in order to maintain our health.

But, there is one group in particular who has consistently bucked this trend without earning the social stigma typically attached to a overly hearty appetite. We're talking about athletes, and whether it's your local high school football team's epic pre-game meal or Michael Phelps’ olympic breakfasts, calories, pure and simple, are the name of the game.

Today's guest, Everett Rosette, is the son of an NFL defensive lineman and all he knew growing up was football and food. Filling out a linebackers frame required a serious dedication to eating, but years of ice cream infused protein shakes, taco bell, and McDonalds took their toll. He would be so tired from the pasta, pancakes, and pizza that he would need to chug red bull to get through games. He played in college ball for Alabama State, but even though he wasn't picked up by the NFL, his athlete eating habits continued.

On today's show, Everett and Tony discuss:

  • How walking into a Crossfit box changed his life
  • The chronic health condition that he resolved by going paleo
  • The steps he's taken to bring Crossfit and paleo to his office job
  • Why he's passionate about photography (hint: it's all about perspective)
  • The awesome experience he had shooting a cover for Paleo Fitness magazine
  • Why he was nervous going to his first Paleo fx
  • How he's learned to embrace his inner Paleo Fat kid
Jan 15, 2016

In this episode of Paleo Magazine Radio, host Tony Federico talks with Dan Pardi about how his father's battle with cancer taught him that information isn't everything. What he learned by talking to low-fat proponent Dr. Dean Ornish what a behavior model is, and how it can explain we make the choices we do. Why failure and hard work are essential ingredients in changing behavior. How he hopes to create a system that will serve up long term sustainable change to the masses. This conversation goes a little long - good news for those of you who are eager to get equipped with some knowledge bombs and start blowing up old habits and negative behaviors ASAP.

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