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Primal Example Podcast

When it comes to health and wellness, there is no shortage of misinformation on the internet. The Primal Example podcast, hosted by lifestyle modification expert Joe Condora, delivers evidence-based nutrition and wellness information in an easily digestible fashion. Featuring interviews from some of the top experts in the health and wellness field, expect to walk away with actionable tips after each episode that you can easily implement in your life. Whether you are interested in paleo, keto, vegan, yoga, functional medicine, carnivore, or any other dietary modality, The Primal Example Podcast has something for you.
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Dec 12, 2016
Meat has gotten a bad reputation over the past 50 years or so. We've heard it all. Meat makes you fat. Meat will give you a heart attack because it gives you high cholesterol. Meat gives you cancer. Meat gives you diabetes.  You name a negative health condition and meat consumption has been blamed for it. The main reason that meat has been vilified is due to it's saturated fat content. Contrary to popular belief, modern research is beginning to show that high-fat diets can help you lose weight, improve cholesterol, lower triglycerides and improve your energy levels. In this episode, we share published studies proving that high quality meat is perfectly healthy and not the enemy that it was made out to be.
 
We also talk about how you gut bacteria can make you fat. Here's the catch: you are in charge of your gut bacteria ! Major media outlets have done a solid job of convincing people that they have no control of whether they become obese or not and that it's all genetics. However, the scientific field of EPIGENETICS has proven that WE CONTROL OUR GENES. OUR GENES DON'T CONTROL US. While our gut bacteria certainly play a factor in obesity, the little bugs in our microbiome (gut bacteria colony) are merely a reflection of the lifestyle factors that we expose ourselves to. In other words, we are the captains of our own ship. 
 
In fact, brand new research is beginning to look into something called a gut-brain-axis that is within all of us. This gut-brain-axis acts as a two-way communication portal between our guts and our brains. Our guts and brains are communicating constantly. Interestingly, stressful thoughts have the ability to alter your gut bacteria and promote the growth of the bad bugs and the destruction of the good bugs. Additionally, an imbalance of gut bacteria can also change the way your brain functions, promoting brain fog and a host of other cognitive issues. 
 
We round out the show sharing 3 tips or lowering stress. If you are experiencing negative health effects due to an imbalance of gut bacteria, there are two ways to approach the situation. 1) You can intervene by directly changing your gut bacteria through supplementation or nutritional strategies. 2) You can intervene by controlling your stress, creating friendly communication from your brain to your gut by way of the gut-brain-axis. Learn about both intervention methods and much more in this episode.
 
 
Topics Discussed Include:
  • 7:00 - Why the QUALITY of meat is important
  • 10:00 - Debunking the saturated fat/bad cholesterol myth
  • 11:40 - 60% high-fat diet study improving cholesterol profile
  • 16:20 - Saturated fat not associated w/ heart disease study
  • 18:40 - 60% high-fat diets can help you lose weight study
  • 21:00 - Your gut bacteria can make you fat
  • 22:45 - How to get better gut diversity by "eating dirt"
  • 27:25 - Specific probiotic strain for weight loss study
  • 29:00 - The link between gut health and stress through the gut-brain-axis
  • 30:30 - Prebiotic supplementation lowering cortisol study
  • 31:30 - 3 Tips for lowering stress to improve gut health
 
 
 
 
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Dec 5, 2016

When it comes to health & wellness, mental health is often overlooked. The truth is no matter how healthy you are physically, you are truly only as healthy as your mindset. In this episode, we dig deep into the mind of UFC fighter turned speaker Charlie Brenneman and learn how to overcome self-doubt, accomplish seemingly unattainable goals and talk about why you need to surround yourself with successful people if you want to achieve personal success. 

Nov 22, 2016

Did you know that coffee can help prevent DNA damage? In this episode, we discuss the amazing benefits of coffee including polyphenols, antioxidants and even gut health. We also discuss some of the possible downsides of coffee consumption including adrenal fatigue, mold toxicity, acrylamide and the adenosine/caffeine story. It wouldn't be a coffee conversation if we didn't talk about the best creamer options on the market as well. The coffee creamer you use can literally change your cup of coffee from being healthy to being extremely unhealthy. Unfortunately, most paleo, nutrition & health experts avoid the topic of healthy creamers and recommend drinking coffee black. We wanted to share the creamers we use and explain why we use them as well as explaining which creamers we avoid at all costs.

 

Check out the show notes at www.primalexample.com for links on everything we discussed during the episode.

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Nov 19, 2016

What if I told you that most hangover symptoms can be avoided?  In this episode, we share little-known alcohol hacks to help reduce hangover symptoms so you can wake up after a long night of drinking ready to tackle any task thrown your way. We also discuss the difference between the toxin load in vodka compared to beer and wine as well as paleo approved drink mixer options. If you want to be able to drink while not sacrificing your health, fitness and diet goals, hacking your alcohol is an absolute must! We share several supplements that have been clinically shown to reduce hangover symptoms and bring your body back to a state of well-being quickly after a night of drinking. Check out the show notes at www.primalexample.com to get links to everything discussed in the episode including our favorite liposomal glutathione supplement, our favorite drink mixers, and the clinical studies that we mentioned.

Nov 9, 2016
In this episode, Joe and Amber talk with Jenni Calihan of “Eat the butter” about how to make ancestral eating patterns more approachable for mothers and families. As Jenni discusses, mothers are typically the ones who purchase groceries for the family, so reaching mothers and educating them about the benefits of high-fat diets... Read more »
Oct 31, 2016
There’s no doubt that going gluten-free is trendy, but what is often doubted is the true nature of gluten sensitivity in people without Celiac disease. On this episode of the podcast, Joe and Amber tackle the gluten debate with the latest research on how gluten impacts our health and what we... Read more »
Oct 24, 2016
In this episode, Joe and Amber help you navigate healthy eating in a way that is both affordable and nutrient dense. Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to spend your whole pay check at Whole Foods each week. Healthy eating while maintaining a strict budget is easier than you... Read more »
Oct 17, 2016
If you are paleo, primal, or just overall health conscious, eating at a restaurant can be a stressful event. In this episode, Joe and Amber share valuable food hacks to apply while you are eating at a questionable restaurant. They also explain why you should be avoiding certain restaurant foods at... Read more »
Oct 11, 2016
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they face adversity. Often times, you may feel like you have hit rock bottom. These situations can make or break you and either pull you further away from your goals or motivate you to keep pushing forward. The formula for turning moments... Read more »
Oct 2, 2016
In this episode, Joe and Amber share what you should add and what you should to subtract from the skin care equation in order to assure healthy skin. They share research on 5 nutrients that have been clinically shown to be vital factors in skin health. Looking to reduce wrinkles, tighten your... Read more »
Sep 29, 2016
In this episode, Joe and Amber discuss 3 biohacking techniques that can drastically improve your quality of life and put you on a fast-track to reaching those seemingly unattainable goals. Looking to burn fat, increase muscle mass and improve your sleep?  Joe and Amber share published research on the benefits of each of... Read more »
Sep 27, 2016
  On this episode of The Primal Example Podcast, Joe and Amber discuss the root causes of allergies. They also share 5 natural remedies to combat allergies and provide several studies from scientific journals regarding the effectiveness of these remedies. Also discussed: the side effects of pharmaceuticals. Make sure to subscribe to the... Read more »
Sep 23, 2016
  Don’t forget, this site is just for hosting. So make sure to check out www.primalexample.com for all of your other Primal Example content! In this episode, Joe and Amber discuss 3 of the most important healing + nutritious foods that we’ve all been told are unhealthy.  Joe shares some research on some of... Read more »
Sep 16, 2016
In this episode, Amber and Joe discuss some roadblocks people face when trying to switch to a primal lifestyle. They also share the 5 things you need to know before adopting this type of lifestyle so you can bypass some of the typical struggles when done improperly.  Have sugar cravings?... Read more »
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