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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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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
When it comes to the most important lifestyle factors for optimal health, light exposure takes the cake. Sure, food and exercise are important. But did you know that being exposed to artificial light can change what your body does with the food you eat?
 
Recent research has linked artificial light exposure to cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. This is a crucial concept to understand because most of us are exposed to artificial light on a 24-hr basis. We sleep with our TVs on at night and stare at cell phones and computer screens all day while we are at work. This artificial light exposure tricks our body into thinking that it is daytime all of the time, causing hormonal imbalances and a cascade of adverse health conditions.
 
The invention of the light bulb may simultaneously be the best and worst invention in human history. On one hand, we have been able to advance society and create relatively safe living conditions for much of the world's population due to the invention of the light bulb. On the other hand, we are now forced to deal with the consequences of introducing a new set of instructions to our biology. We didn't evolve alongside artificial light, so it is new to our biology. We are still figuring it out. While I suspect that our biology will adapt to better deal with artificial light exposure in the future, at this point in human history it's vital for our health that we do everything in our power to avoid blue-light (especially at night) if we want to avoid conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cancer
 
 
 
Next episode is another Q&A episode so ask us any questions you have regarding ketogenic/low-carb diets, the coconut oil vs. AHA fiasco, or any other health topics you may have questions about. Comment below or message us on Facebook with your questions.
 
 
Topics discussed:
  • 2:45 - Coffee is the most consumed antioxidant food in America
  • 4:00 - Collagen's ability to repair skin, reduce wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, and increase skin moisture (Check out LonoLife's Collagen Coffee - Use coupon code Primal10 for a 10% discount)
  • 7:00 - Topic of the day - Artificial Light
  • 9:45 - What is circadian rhythm? 
  • 11:45 - Ancestral exposure to light - Our genes expect sun, moon, or fire exposure
  • 12:30 - Circadian control of hormones - Why you're tired when you wake up
  • 14:15 - Melatonin functions as an anti-cancer hormone
  • 16:00 - The World Health Organized classified night-shift work as a class 2A carcinogen
  • 17:00 - Artificial light increased body fat by inhibiting brown fat (the metabolically active, beneficial type of fat)
  • 20:15 - 24 hours of sleep deprivation can make you as insulin resistant as a type 2 diabetic and why you need to pay back your sleep debt
  • 21:45 - Blue-light blocking glasses and migraine reducing glasses
  • 23:00 - Screen dimming apps
  • 25:00 - Light receptors on our skin - what that means for getting high quality sleep
  • 27:15 - Earthing mats AKA grounding sheets - reducing inflammation and allowing for proper melatonin production
  • 28:45 - Chocolate - my three favorite innovative chocolate brands that are actually healthy
 
 
 
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Enjoy the show :)

 

Jun 19, 2017

Here we go again. The American Heart Association released a report this week urging Americans avoid coconut oil due to its saturated fat content. Joe weighs in on this report and sheds light on cholesterol and inflammation as they relate to heart disease. Aside from going on a rant about saturated fat and cholesterol, Joe answers listener questions about various topics including workouts for beginners, chiropractic care, intermittent fasting, late-night snacking and stress.

 

 

 

Topics Discussed Include:

  • 2:00: Bone broth, autoimmunity and leaky gut

  • 5:30: Joe addresses The American Heart Association's report on coconut oil

  • 11:50: Joe answers: {What are some good workouts for beginners/someone who hasn't worked out in a while?}

  • 14:45: Joe answers: {What's your opinion on the benefits of chiropractic care?}

  • 15:50: Joe answers a question about Intermittent fasting, its benefits and how to hack an intermittent fast

  • 20:15: Joe answers a question regarding food cravings and late-night snacking

  • 23:45: Joe answers a question about stress and its impact on weight loss

 

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Jun 12, 2017

If you have been jogging in an attempt to lose weight but not seeing any results, there's a reason for that. Traditional cardio approaches like moderate intensity jogging is not an effective weight loss tool. HIIT exercises such tabatas have been shown to be far more effective at losing stubborn belly fat than traditional cardio. In episode 36 of the podcast, you'll learn about "the cardio myth" and much more as Joe answers listener questions that were submitted on Facebook.

 

Topics Include:

  • LonoLife bone broth k cups (use discount code Primal10 for 10% off your order)
  • Collagen
  • Cardio while on a time budget
  • HIIT vs. Jogging
  • How to maintain strength while losing fat
  • Pros & Cons of saunas
  • Heat shock proteins
 
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Submit questions to be answered on the podcast here!

Jun 5, 2017
Ever think that your cosmetic products could be making you fat? Chances are that at some point today, you used a skin product that contains classified "obesogens," which can activate your fat genes. 
 
On average, both men and women use around 9 personal care products daily, leaving us exposed to around 126 different ingredients constantly. This practice can have dire consequences on our health, specifically the health of our skin. As our body's largest organ, our skin can act as a "magic mirror" into what's going on inside us, making it crucial to understand and take care of it properly.
 
It's no secret that more people are starting to care about what's in their food. Slowly, this is also becoming the case for cosmetic products. For example, over 1,000 skin care ingredients have been prohibited in Europe. However, in the United States only 11 of these ingredients have been officially banned. Considering this, it's up to us as individuals to take charge of not only what we put in our bodies, but what we put on them. 
 
In this episode, we interview "the Spa Doctor" Dr. Trevor Cates, a world-renowned naturopathic doctor helping to navigate the conversation on natural skin health. We touch on all things skin, explore the skin-food connection and how to rethink popular myths about how to have clean, healthy skin.
 
Topics discussed include:
  • Intro
  • 5:00 - Addictive Wellness Chocolate
  • 7:45 - How did Dr. Cates become known as The Spa Dr.?
  • 10:00 - How to find out your "skin type" and formulate a plan to overcome skin issues
  • 12:00 - Warning signs on your skin and what causes them
  • 13:45 - Dr. Cates' 2 week plan to create clean skin from within
  • 15:45 - Ingredients in skin care products that we should avoid and why we should avoid them
  • 17:20 - The problem with "fragrance" being in our personal care products -
  • 17:50 - Diethyl phthalate - what is it and how does it disrupt hormones?
  • 19:25 -Study : Phthalates are classified obesogens that alter gene expression and have been linked to metabolic damage
  • 21:00 - Parabens- hormone disrupting chemicals that have been found in breast tumor tissues - estrogen mimicking effects of parabens
  • 22:30 - Topical vitamin A derivatives - healthy or toxic? Are they effective? 
  • 26:00 - Foods that are triggers for skin issues
  • 28:25 - Is your morning smoothie harming your skin? How to construct a truly HEALTHY, skin healing smoothie
  • 30:15 - What does Dr. Cates eat? 
  • 34:30 - Alcohol consumption and skin health - Alcohol, blood sugar & dehydration
  • 35:50 - Birth control, plastic and environmental hormone disruptors and how they relate to skin health
 
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