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Aug 28, 2018

Today we have the wonderful Elle Russ on the show to tell us all about her new book, The Paleo Thyroid Solution. Elle has worn many hats in her life, with writing, acting, and coaching making up the bulk of her current work. She has also been working with another PMR favorite for quite some time: Mark Sisson. Elle’s book is based partly on her own experiences and troubles with hypothyroidism and the journey of discovery on which she had to embark. It's quite incredible how the thyroid gland, such an important and foundational aspect of our health, is still overlooked by so much of the medical profession. Two of the main reasons Elle struggled for so long with her condition were misdiagnosis and subsequent mistreatment. In our discussion, we cover all this history, as well as the lessons Elle has learned along the way. Elle gives us a great intro to her book and many helpful pieces of advice to treat this common and serious problem. Tune in to hear it all!

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • A little of what Elle has been up to over the summer. 
  • The audiobook component of her publication that will be coming out soon.
  • Elle’s own experiences and years of struggle with hypothyroidism.
  • Misdiagnosis, mistreatment ,and why testing the thyroid should aways be step one.
  • How to go about testing the thyroid initially.
  • The free test guide that is available on Elle’s website.
  • Lifestyle measures that can help you in dealing with hypothyroidism.
  • The dietary side of managing an over- or under-active thyroid.
  • Thinking about a Keto diet in conjunction with any thyroid issues.
  • Correcting some of the myths around exercise with this condition.
  • Understanding the way in which hypothyroidism might remain an issue.
  • The disproportionate gender allocation of hypothyroidism. 
  • Some common misconceptions about dealing with this condition.
  • Information on the upcoming online course that Elle is offering.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“I knew that they were hurting me, not helping me, and I just took my health into my own hands. So I accidentally became my own expert and kind of my own doctor.” — @_elleruss  [0:18:29.8]

“You go [to the thyroid] first. If nothing’s off there, you go to the tangential stuff.” — @_elleruss  [0:27:07.2]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Chomps — https://chomps.com/

Elle Russ — http://www.elleruss.com/

Elle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/_elleruss 

The Paleo Thyroid Solution https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Thyroid-Solution-Fatigued-Uninformed/dp/1939563240

Primal Blueprint Podcasthttp://blog.primalblueprint.com/

Mark Sisson — https://www.marksdailyapple.com/

Brad Kearns — https://www.bradkearns.com/

Tim Ferriss — https://tim.blog/

Atkins Diet — https://atkins.com/

Dr. Gary Foresman — https://www.middlepathmedicine.com/

Free Thyroid Guide — https://mailchi.mp/4317dbe343b8/thyroid-guide

Tony Federico — http://www.fitnessinanevolutionarydirection.com/

J.J. Virgin — https://jjvirgin.com/

Gaia Herbs — https://www.gaiaherbs.com/

Barnes & Noble — https://www.barnesandnoble.com/

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Aug 21, 2018

On this week's show we host Joy Stephenson-Laws, author of Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient. Joy also works at Proactive Health Labs and is here to help us understand the important role minerals play in our nutrition and general health. A lot of focus is often given to vitamins and macronutrients, but as you will see from our chat, the micronutrients of minerals, both in whole foods and as supplements, are vital to living a happy and vibrant life. In our discussion, we cover some basics around the role of minerals in the body and go on to identifying and testing for deficiencies and excesses. We talk symptoms, basic rules, absorption, mineral balancing, and much more. So be sure to listen!  

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to how minerals fit into a healthy diet.
  • A balanced diet to build resilience to challenges to our health.
  • Understanding what minerals are and how they work in our bodies.
  • Testing for deficiencies and excesses of minerals.
  • Finding minerals in our diet versus looking to supplements. 
  • Recognizing the symptoms that often inform us of a deficiency.
  • Basic, common sense rules for a mineral rich diet.
  • Our bodies’ natural ability to absorb important nutrients.
  • The important role that sodium plays when balanced correctly with potassium.
  • The particular relationships that the body relies on between sets of minerals.
  • The differences between absorbing minerals from whole foods or from supplements. 
  • The effects of medications on our mineral and nutrient levels in general.
  • Looking at the links between our mineral intake and our mental states and depression.
  • Helpful nutrients found in common spices.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“It’s important to understand that there are six basic nutrients and they’re carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals..” — Joy Stephenson-Laws [0:05:54.8]

“We want to keep ourselves in the best position possible and in the best health possible, so that we can stave off depression, so that we reduce the likelihood of getting sick.” — Joy Stephenson-Laws [0:08:31.9]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Joy Stephenson-Laws — https://www.mindbodygreen.com/wc/joy-stephenson-laws
Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient https://www.amazon.com/Minerals-Forgotten-Nutrient-Getting-Staying-ebook/dp/B01MYMJQDZ
Proactive Health Labs — http://www.phlabs.com/
Elle Russ — http://www.elleruss.com/
The Paleo Thyroid Solution — https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Thyroid-Solution-Fatigued-Uninformed/dp/1939563240
Mark Sisson — https://www.marksdailyapple.com/  PMR Giveaway: Win one of 4 great books (your choice) plus a vinyl Paleo Magazine decal

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Aug 14, 2018

On this week's episode, we welcome Ryan Carroll, the founder of Prime Retreats. His company specializes in unique, natural, and healthy getaways for the discerning vacationer. We've all had the experience of going on holiday and feeling less than relaxed and revitalized. That’s where Ryan and his team come in, providing a supportive and immersive, but not overwhelming, space for you to unwind, exercise, commune, and rest amongst like-minded people. In our conversation, Ryan takes us through his background and how he ended up with his dream job, before detailing how Prime Retreats operates. We hear about the prospective clientele, the day-to-day activities, and the underlying ideology that informs the programs. Be sure to tune in and hear everything Ryan has to say on this fascinating topic!

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Some of Ryan’s background and how he ended up in his current position.
  • Who Prime Retreats is marketed towards and its ideal clientele. 
  • Information on where the retreats take place and how many people attend.
  • What a typical day at these retreats looks like.
  • The underlying ideas that help Ryan come up with each retreat.
  • The dietary side of Prime Retreats and what makes up the menu.
  • The different retreats the company is currently hosting.
  • What Ryan has to say to anyone who is interested but a little scared.
  • How cellphone usage is managed on the retreats.
  • Information on the upcoming obstacle-course-themed retreat. 
  • Ryan’s interest in free diving and what the activity offers. 
  • Why Ryan still feels like his work is a dream job. 
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“That’s kind of how Prime Retreats developed—It was me trying to have an immersive health escape that was still a fun vacation.” — Ryan Carroll [0:04:45.7]

“There’s labels for everything, but as soon as you label, you get restricted really hard..” — Ryan Carrol [0:17:10.9]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Chomps — https://chomps.com/
Paleo Magazine — https://paleomagonline.com/
Prime Retreats — http://primeretreats.com/
The Gravity Collective on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/thegravitycollective/
Shawn Mihalik — http://shawnmihalik.com/
Yelapa — https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Tourism-g504234-Yelapa_Costalegre-Vacations.html
Utuado — http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/utuado.shtml
Tulum — http://www.tulum.com/
Paleo f(x) — https://www.paleofx.com/
American Ninja Warrior — https://www.nbc.com/american-ninja-warrior
The Barkley Marathons — http://barkleymarathons.com/
The Barkley Marathons Documentary — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2400291/
Wim Hof — https://www.wimhofmethod.com/
Coco Vivo — https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g1643203-d7229128-i134153660-CocoVivo_Retreat-Isla_San_Cristobal_Bocas_del_Toro_Province.html
Joy Stephenson-Laws — https://www.mindbodygreen.com/wc/joy-stephenson-laws
Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient — https://www.amazon.com/Minerals-Forgotten-Nutrient-Getting-Staying-ebook/dp/B01MYMJQDZ

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Aug 7, 2018

On this week’s episode we welcome Dr. Will Cole, senior director of the Functional Medicine Clinic and author of the book Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation. Now, if you’re thinking keto seems restrictive enough and that “if you take away my meat, I’m literally just eating an avocado with some spinach leaves on top,” you’re not alone, because that’s kind of what I was thinking when I heard about plant-based keto. But then I read Dr. Cole’s book, and I learned a lot. We get into it all in this episode, so be sure to listen!

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Background into Dr. Will Cole’s life and everything he’s involved in.
  • The process of approaching a functional medicine doctor for help.
  • Providing good content to educate people on more holistic approaches to medicine.
  • Why doctors aren’t getting sufficient training on nutrition.
  • Helping people stay motivated through structure, support, and community.
  • A look at the timeline for working with a functional medicine doctor.
  • Finding a balance in life to avoid becoming stressed out and obsessive.
  • The impact of inflammation on the body.
  • How a plant-based ketogenic approach in your diet can lower inflammation.
  • Making informed decisions about what you put into your body.
  • Dr. Will Cole’s ketotarian diet and whether everybody should be following it.
  • The myth that keto is just all about fats and upping your fat intake.
  • How much protein is too much protein and the protein supplements out there.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“We shouldn’t put things on our skin that we can’t eat.” — @drwillcole [0:06:28.1]
“We need to change a lot beyond educational systems too, just to get people the time and the attention that they need.” — @drwillcole [0:20:49.1]
“My goal is to get them to a place of self-sufficiency.” — @drwillcole [0:26:24.1]
“We need to not be so obsessed about things to the point of it causing anxiety and stress.” —
@drwillcole [0:29:37.1]
“I think variability is a good thing for our wellness journey.” — @drwillcole [0:51:52.0]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Paleo Magazine — https://paleomagonline.com/
Paleo Magazine on Twitter — https://twitter.com/paleomagazine
Paleo Magazine on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/paleomagazine/
Paleo Magazine Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/PaleoMagazine
Dr. Will Cole — https://drwillcole.com/
Dr. Will Cole on Twitter — https://twitter.com/drwillcole
Dr. Will Cole on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/drwillcole/
Ketotarian — https://www.amazon.com/Ketotarian-Mostly-Plant-Based-Cravings-Inflammation/ dp/0525537171/
Mindbodygreen — https://www.mindbodygreen.com/
Goop — https://goop.com/
Bustle — https://www.bustle.com/
Keto Talk Podcast — https://ketotalk.com/
Joel Salatin — http://www.polyfacefarms.com/
Diana Rogers — https://sustainabledish.com/
Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Paleo Principles — https://www.amazon.ca/Paleo-Principles-Step-Step- Delicious/dp/1628609001/
Mark Sisson — https://www.marksdailyapple.com/
Robb Wolf — https://robbwolf.com/
Prime Retreats — http://primeretreats.com/

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One winner will be randomly chosen each week. 

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