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 16, 2019

As the new year rolls around, many people are looking to start a detox to jump-start their New Year's weight loss goals.

In this episode, Joe responds to the comment "Toxins are a lie. Detoxing is BS" that was left on episode 57 of the podcast.

Joe discusses the best detox practices, detox supplements, and toxic chemicals found in our food & water supply.


Topics discussed:

- Episode 57 with Stephen Cabral

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- Submit questions here

Dec 11, 2019

You aren't going to find success if you don't have a clear, defined vision.

But a vision is useless without ACTION.

In episode 82, Joe shares 3 mindset shifts to make moving into 2020 to help you get clear on your vision, take action, and achieve those elusive goals.

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Dec 4, 2019

In the first installment of the "Let's Talk About It" series, Joe answers the question "What is your biggest regret when starting Primal Example?".

If you want to contribute to the "Let's Talk About It" series and have any topics you'd like discussed on the show, submit your comments and questions HERE

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Nov 29, 2019

While intermittent fasting has gained mainstream popularity over the last 10 years, it's something that is ingrained in our DNA since the beginning of time. 

Since we were hunter-gatherers, we never knew when the next meal was going to come. Our bodies adapted and became highly efficient at counteracting this and activating several different biological processes when food was scarce.

While it was a survival mechanism in hunter-gatherer times, we can use it as a THRIVAL mechanism modern day.

In episode 80 of The Primal Example Podcast, Joe shares 3 ways that intermittent fasting can help you lose weight.

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Nov 19, 2019

A 2016 survey estimated that the U.S supplement industry is at 122 billion dollar industry. With Americans getting fatter, sicker, and our healthspan's decreasing, we find ourselves turning to supplements, trying to reverse (or at least slow down) the aging process. 

In episode 79, Joe discusses the 7 supplements that he is currently taking and breaks down why he is taking them.

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Nov 11, 2019

In episode 78, Joe shares 3 ways to incorporate a gratitude practice into your life and the science behind the health benefits of expressing gratitude.

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Aug 18, 2019

In episode 77 of The Primal Example Podcast, Joe answers questions submitted by listeners thru Instagram, Facebook, and email.

Be sure to hit us up on social media and ask us any questions you have for our next Q&A!

Topics discussed include:'

  • Supplements vs medications
  • Curcumin can thin your blood
  • Spirulina can slow blood clotting
  • The dangers of fish oil supplements
  • The dangers of flax oil
  • The science of CBD
  • CBD as an anxiety reliever
  • CBD made simple
  • Should you take prebiotics if you have SIBO?
  • Should you take probiotics if you have SIBO?
  • How to get git in just 4 minutes per day

Thanks for listening!

We look forward to receiving more of your questions for the next Q&A!

Jun 19, 2019

Growing up, my father was my best friend. We did everything together. He coached all of my sport's teams, I delivered newspapers with him in the morning, and I even skipped high school prom to stay home with him and watch a movie.

About 3 years ago, my father suffered his third stroke; this one, a brain stem stroke, leaving him fully paralyzed. In addition to being fully paralyzed, he requires a feeding tube to be fed and is unable to talk.

While many people would become depressed in a similar situation, my father flipped the script. My father began to appreciate the little things in life that most of us take for granted, providing an model example of fatherhood and husbandry.

In this episode, I share my father's story in hopes that we can all become more grateful for the little things in life. At the end of the day, the little things are actually the big things.

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Jun 10, 2019

According to new research out of Harvard, Tinder users are more likely to have an eating disorders. Additional research shows that Tinder users report high levels of body shame and dissatisfaction with their appearance.

In episode 7 of Primal Example short sodes, Joe digs deep into the research and discusses what the main takeaways of this research should be.

Jun 3, 2019

In episode 6 of Primal Example Short Sodes, Joe discusses new research from the UK showing that ALL SHRIMP SAMPLES involved in the study tested positive for cocaine, ketamine, pharmaceuticals, and dangerous pesticides. 

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May 28, 2019

It seems like everywhere you turn, you hear someone talking about the ketogenic diet.

Some people claim that the ketogenic has helped them lose 100 pounds in a year, that it is a cure for cancer, or that it can help treat Alzheimer's disease. Others claim that keto is dangerous and unproven.

So which is true?

In episode 5 of Primal Example short sodes, Erica and Joe break down what THE RESEARCH shows about ketogenic diets, debunk some common keto myths, and share their personal experiences with ketogenic diets.

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May 8, 2019

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According to recent surveys, US adults are having less sex than ever. Nearly 1/4 people claim that they haven't had sex AT ALL in the past year.

With sex frequency (with a loving partner) being a predictor of healthspan and lifespan, it's important that we understand the factors at play here.

The most shocking part of this research is that MOST of the adults that reported not having sex in the last year were 20 something year old men.

In this bonus episode of The Primal Example Podcast, we discuss some of the reasons why people are having less sex than ever.

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May 6, 2019

Did you know that being on hormonal birth control can alter who you are attracted to?

Interestingly, hormonal birth control can alter your attractions and nudge you to be more attracted to people with similar genetics to you. From an ancestral health perspective, this is not good.

From a survival point a view, we are naturally designed to be attracted to people with genes that are more different from us in order to diversify the genes of our offspring and increase the resilience to sickness of our children.

Hormonal contraceptives can also leave you more prone to depression, low libido, anxiety, and weight gain by altering the delicate balance of your hormones (namely estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone).

In episode 75 of the Primal Example Podcast, Joe interviews reproductive health practitioner Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author of The Fifth Vital Sign.

Lisa shares:

  • Why the menstrual cycle should be viewed as the fifth vital sign
  • Warning signs of an unhealthy period
  • The long term effects of hormonal birth control
  • How hormonal birth control alters our sexual attractions
  • The top foods to increase fertility
  • Foods to avoid to increase fertility


May 1, 2019

While we at Primal Example have a reputation of being vegan haters, that is far from the truth. While we don't feel like veganism promotes optimal health for most people, we recognize that a properly formulated vegan diet can provide a myriad of health benefits.

While there are plenty of upsides to following a vegan diet, there are also some downsides.

In episode 4 of Primal Example Short Sodes, Joe & Erica discuss the upsides, downsides, and myths surrounding a vegan approach.


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Apr 14, 2019

In the United States, the average commute time (round trip) is nearly 1 hour per day. If you work 5 days per week, that amounts to nearly 5 hours per week that are spent commuting.

Unfortunately, many of us waste this valuable time. Instead of using this time to focus on personal growth, knowledge seeking, or surrounding ourselves with positivity, many of us use this time to engage in toxic behaviors such as checking social media, face-timing their friend to gossip, or listening to the newest Twerk City song (I just completely made that name up).

In episode 74 of The Primal Example Podcast, Erica and Joe share some tips on how to make your commute and healthier, productive commute that is conducive to your personal growth.

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Apr 9, 2019

Have you heard of bitter melon?

This rough-skinned, bitter, unripe fruit is popular in tradition Asian recipes. In fact, bitter melon is commonly used in Okinawa, Japan, a culture whose people have some of the longest lifespans in human history.

Undoubtedly, bitter melon plays some role in their health.

In episode 3 of Primal Example Short Sodes, Erica and Joe discuss the blood-sugar-balancing, fat burning, and antioxidant properties of bitter melon.

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Mar 29, 2019

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Have you heard of shilajit?

In our opinion, shiliajit is one of the most overlooked and underrated supplements on the market. This sticky, tar-like, black substance is a result of plant material and minerals breaking down over a long period of time.

Sounds nasty.

But shilajit has been used to treat various illnesses for thousands of years, dating all the way back to sixth-century BCE. Shilajit contains approximately 85 different minerals IN THEIR IONIC FORM as well as fulvic acid, humic acid, and terpenes.

While shilajit was used tradionally to cure all distempers of the body, modern research shows that shilajit has some amazing testosterone boosting benefits while also potentially functioning as a fat loss aid.

In this episode of Primal Example Short Sodes, Joe and Erica share the stunning research on shilajit and discuss whether or not shilajit might be right for YOU.

Here is the shilajit supplement that we recommend.

Mar 28, 2019

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that eating eggs will raise your risk for early death. At least that's what the headlines of various media outlets will have you believe.

But is this true?

Will eggs really raise your risk for heart disease, stroke, and early death?

In this bonus episode of The Primal Example Podcast, Joe breaks down this controversial study and sets the record straight about whether or not eggs are harmful to your health.

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Mar 25, 2019

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Summer time is creeping upon us which means that everyone is trying to get their "summer body". For many of us, that means buying expensive detox/weight loss supplements and struggling to diet.

Not only do most of us fail to reach our summer goals, but we end up wasting money on useless supplements that actually may be causing us biological harm.

In reality, the best way to detox is to make simple AND FREE lifestyle modifications to enhance your body's own detoxification processes.

In this episode, Joe and Erica share some free detox enhancing strategies to get you on the right track for the summer.

Topics discussed include:

  • The best exercise to enhance the detoxification process
  • The basics of the lymphatic system
  • The basics of the glymphatic system
  • Sleeping to enhance the glymphatic system
  • The importance of proper breathing for detoxification
  • How to increase the flow of your lymphatic fluid
  • Estrogen dominance
  • How to clear a clogged glymphatic system
  • Cosmetic products contributing to estrogen dominance
  • Light exposure leading to fat gain

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Mar 16, 2019

The supplement industry is nearly a 37 billion dollar per year industry, with a large portion of all supplements being marketed as being weight loss aids. In reality, most of these supplements are poorly formulated, gimmicky, and unlikely to bring you any fat loss benefits.

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Green tea however, is one of the few exceptions. With a history dating back to 600 AD, green tea has not only been battle tested anecdotally, but also in peer reviewed research.

Research consistently shows that green tea has fat burning effects (independently of caffeine), whether that be from drinking green tea, or from taking a green tea supplement.

In episode 1 of Primal Example Short Sodes, Erica and Joe break down clinical research about the fat burning effects of green tea.

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Mar 11, 2019

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While nutrition and fitness are key components to reaching optimal health, it's impossible to be TRULY HEALTHY until you have mastered your mental health game.

Only one third of people suffering from mental illness worldwide receive treatment. Additionally, 450 million people around the world suffer from mental illness.

On episode 72 of The Primal Example Podcast, author of the book Breaking Into My Life and mental health advocate Michelle Dickinson joins the show to discuss how we can become more mental health conscious, why we need to PUT OURSELVES FIRST, and how to appropriately distance yourself from people in your life who may not be serving your greatness.

About Michelle

Michelle is a passionate potter who loves to spend time with her Jack Russell Terriers Chloe and Trooper, and her rescue cat, Chance—has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 18 years. She is currently an associate director at Johnson & Johnson, a company she adores because it feels like her second family.

Michelle’s memoir offers a rare glimpse into a young girl’s experience living with—and loving—her bipolar mother. After years of playing the role of child caregiver, she embarked on her own healing journey of self-discovery. She emerged with a strong desire to turn that challenge on its head and positively impact the mental health landscape.

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Mar 4, 2019

In episode 71 of The Primal Example Podcast, Joe and John discuss topics that were voted on by listeners including natural anti-inflammatory supplements, natural supplements for stress relief, and how to heal a leaky gut.

To vote on future episode topics, make sure to follow us on Instagram and vote on our Instagram story polls.

Topics discussed:

  • Curcumin inhibits NFKB transcription factor
  • Using curcumin to treat arthritis
  • Curcumin's effect on the brain
  • Boswelia's benefit for asthma
  • Using boswelia to treat osteoarthritis
  • Why we should not supplement with melatonin long-term
  • Using magnesium supplements to decrease stress
  • The effect that magnesium has on glutathione synthesis
  • The immunomodulatory effect of magnesium
  • Using ashwagandha to decrease stress
  • How to treat leaky gut
  • The leaky gut/fibromyalgia link


Jan 29, 2019

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It seems like we're constantly bombarded with conflicting health information. Everyone has their own (usually emotion driven) opinion on what foods are healthy and what foods we should avoid.

If you follow a ketogenic approach, , you can't eat bread. If you follow your conventional dietitian's recommendations, you should be prioritizing whole grain bread.

In this episode, Joe and John discuss some of the most confusing foods and give their final ruling on whether or not they are healthy.

Topics discussed include:

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Eggs (whites vs yellows)

Why the egg yolk MIGHT actually be bad for us after all

How to protect your eggs from becoming oxidized

Damaged fats creating damaged cell membranes

Free range eggs vs cage free eggs

Beta glucans in oats

Beta glucans lowering cholesterol

Beta glucans lower glycemic response

Mycotoxins in oats

Teddy bear honey vs. raw honey

The immune boosting properties of local honey

How raw honey can help you regulate your weight

The benefit of pinocembrin in honey

The benefit of chrysin in honey

Chrysin as an aromatase inhibitor

Dark roast coffee can protect against DNA damage

How chocolate can decrease your risk for heart attacks and strokes

The powerful antioxidants in chocolate


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Jan 12, 2019

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Having a low desire for sexual activity is one of the most common reasons people visit a sex therapist. It's estimated that nearly 25% of men and 35% of women have low or absent sexual desire.

Sex is a HUGE part of health and wellness that is often overlooked. Having sex with your partner can increase several "feel good" chemicals in the body/brain including dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. Having sex with your partner can also lower stress hormones, raise self esteem, and reduce the risk of depression.

The major influence of sexual desire for humans is hormones. Having a healthy balance of hormones (mainly testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone) is vital for sexual, physical, and mental health. Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of low testosterone (and elevated estrogen) that is going largely unnoticed by conventional doctors.

Low testosterone is linked to:

  • Low libido
  • Low confidence
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Increased risk of osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Increased risk of being overweight

Elevated estrogen levels are linked to:

  • PCOS
  • Anxiety/ depression
  • Endometriosis and fibroids
  • Obesity (specifically in the belly region)
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • low libido

While our hormone levels fluctuate with age, there are countless lifestyle factors that we can alter to create a healthy balance of hormones: boosting our sex drive, assisting in weight loss, reducing anxiety, and giving us the confidence that we need to succeed.

In episode 69, Joe shares supplements, foods, and life hacks that you can use to balance your hormones and increase your sexual desire.

Topics discussed:

  • PerfectKeto MCT powder
  • Why testosterone is important for men AND WOMEN
  • Why we need to protect our testosterone
  • The dangers of low testosterone
  • The dangers of elevated estrogen
  • How testosterone influences sex drive
  • What lifestyle factors lower testosterone
  • What lifestyle factors raise estrogen
  • Horny goat weed to increase libido
  • Horny goat weed activity on PDE-5 enzyme
  • How horny goat weed decreases erectile dysfunction
  • Horny goat weed vs Viagra/Cialis
  • Horny goat weed increases testosterone
  • What is I3C (indol 3 carbonal)
  • What foods naturally contain I3C
  • I3C increases estrogen metabolism
  • I3C's impact on aromatase
  • New research on fenugreek
  • How fenugreek can increase testosterone
  • Foods to avoid
  • Other lifestyle factors that influence hormone balance


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