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Brad Kearns covers health, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Slow down, take a deep breath, take a cold plunge, and get over the high-stress, tightly wound approach that often leads to disappointment and burnout. Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record holder in Speedgolf, 2020 #1 ranked USA Masters track&field age 55-59 high jumper, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete, offers a ...
 
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Get ready for a groovy show with Max Casa! Max is an expert on float therapy—you may have seen or heard about sensory deprivation tanks, and centers devoted to this practice have been popping up all over the world, as it has become incredibly popular in recent years. I did my first float five year ago and I have been feeling inspired to go back reg…
 
What is the best way to eat? How about we go deep and sort everything out in a reasonable, thoughtful manner? This is going to be a multi-part presentation, with part one focusing on the rationale for eating an animal based diet. This topic can get so confusing, controversial and frustrating, and this episode, I am making a great effort to get sens…
 
Get ready for a fantastic show with elite international heptathlete, Chari Hawkins! As you can imagine, taking on seven different disciplines requires serious discipline, and Chari has made it to the highest level of this (quite grueling) sport, competing for team USA in the world championships, and she also happens to be an incredible high-jumper,…
 
Welcome to part four of the Primal Fitness Coach Expert Certification overview! We covered the first ten chapters of the course in previous episodes, and in this episode, we’re talking about sprinting and jumping. Sprinting is the ultimate primal workout and the quintessential expression of the homo sapiens’ genetically hardwired fight or flight re…
 
It’s time for another rebroadcast episode as we head back into the archives for this early episode with the amazing Ben Greenfield. Ben is a human information machine, biohacking wiz extraordinaire and just an extremely healthy, fit guy going on all kinds of channels with his expanded consciousness and his endless gratitude, and all his various int…
 
The human genetic requirement for health is to engage in near constant, everyday movement—we are simply not built to sit around. If you are walking around with good muscle mass and good muscle strength, you have asked your organs to perform every time you do any kind of exercise—as soon as you start lifting a weight or jogging down the street, your…
 
I’ve been talking to today’s guest, Bryan Gryn (host of the Get Lean, Eat Clean podcast) a lot recently about my experiment with eating more food and de-emphasizing things like fasting and low-carb models, as Bryan is a firm follower of the 2 Meals A Day strategy. During this show, I challenge him on eating more as we get into this topic and try to…
 
Welcome to part 2 of the Primal Fitness Coach Expert Certification course overview! We went through the introduction and chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in part 1, and in this episode, you will learn all kinds of fantastic drills to improve balance, ranging from stuff you can do at your work desk during the day to some great challenges that you can do at…
 
I welcome Sara Banta back to the show, the health queen of acceleratedhealthproducts.com and Accelerated Health Radio, a show I have been on a few times. We’re hitting it hard today with a variety of mostly diet-related topics, and she is also a supplement expert with some really cutting-edge products, so you’re going to hear a lot of pitches for s…
 
I am so excited to share with you the release of this comprehensive project, one that has been two years in the making in order to create the ultimate online certification experience for the topic of fitness! I’m talking about the Primal Fitness Coach online certification program—a home study, multimedia educational program that we believe is the s…
 
Today we’re talking about anxiety—the very prominent condition we hear about these days attached so frequently to quarantine and the massive disruption of our global lifestyle for the last couple years, as well as a long-suffering human condition. Today’s guest, Dr. Ellen Vora, brings a fresh, memorable and unique take on anxiety—one that will give…
 
It’s time for the 87% podcast! The title of this episode comes from one of the most important, impactful quotes about athletic training that I have seen in a long time: “Jakob Ingedbrigtsen estimates that he seldom pushes himself beyond 87% of his maximum effort in workouts. Yes, 87%, so he can preserve the best of himself on race day.” This quote …
 
Let’s get ready to rumble with Cynthia Monteleone! She is a World Champion Masters Track and Field athlete and a certified holistic metabolic analytics practitioner. Cynthia comes from the beautiful island of Maui and is full of positive energy and enthusiasm, and our conversation today is interesting and inspiring, and trust me, the minute the sho…
 
When talking about backing off of fasting and restrictive eating and eating more nutritious calories to be more healthy and more active, are we rejecting the widely validated health benefits of things like ketone production and fasting-induced autophagy? Absolutely not, but we might want to reflect how restrictive eating benefits those with metabol…
 
I welcome Dr. Sarah Pospos to the show to discuss her interesting career path in the world of psychiatry, specifically telepsychiatry. Dr. Sarah is a devoted B.rad listener, and in this show, you’ll learn about her highly integrative approach to psychiatry—as you’ll hear, I had to push and prod her to even talk about prescription medication! She is…
 
After discussing the importance of getting healthy first before contemplating fat reduction goals, this show addresses the big issue of the day: how does a healthy, active, fit individual with ambitious performance optimize eating. In particular, how closely do we need to align with “ancestral” health practices like fasting or keto in hectic, high …
 
It’s my pleasure to introduce a very interesting conversation with Primal Health Coach Ryan Baxter. Ryan is an ordinary guy living a pretty normal life with an everyday job as a software engineer, with two kids, a wife, and a busy family life, but he’s also a fitness enthusiast who works frequently with everyday clients, giving him a lot of street …
 
In this episode, I will share a bunch of comments from both experts and listeners as I continue to ponder the big picture question of whether healthy fit folks might want to rethink the “obligation” to fast, restrict carbs, restrict eating windows and prioritize fat burning to the extreme—because these trigger survival mechanisms can be possibly to…
 
Enjoy a highly informative and inspirational conversation with renowned stem-cell expert and award-winning author, Dr. Joy Kong of the Uplyft Longevity Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Joy discusses her riveting memoir called Tiger of Beijing and her breakthrough stem cell and peptide skin care product called CharaOmni. She discusses a bit of her bac…
 
I’m pleased to dig into the file and tee up some wonderful Q&A from a most astute group of listeners. This particular show is inspired by a lengthy and compelling email I received from a young listener named Dan Patterson (from way back in 2020)—we had a great exchange in writing and I have been reflecting on the ideas discussed frequently since th…
 
I’m pleased to welcome Shelby Houlihan to the show, one of the greatest female distance runners in the world. Shelby is the American record holder at 5000m and was in 4th place in the 2019 world championships at 1500m. She’s also an 11-time US national champion and an extraordinary competitor, so you will learn a lot from hearing her talk about her…
 
Welcome to fitness suggestions for anti-aging, part 3! We got into it in parts 1 and 2 and covered a variety of important topics, citing some of the great leaders in this space like Dr. Howard Luks, Dr. Peter Attia, Mark Sisson, Rob Wolf, Dr. Doug McGuff, Dr. Craig Marker, and Jay Feldman. We previously covered different types of fitness activities…
 
Get ready for a very positive and enthusiastic guest, Dave Sherwin—a longtime promoter of health, weight loss, vitality and peak performance. Dave is a lifelong golfer and former competitive basketball player who has done incredible competitions like Spartan Beast (which he completed in four hours!) and is blazing that trail in his 50s for continue…
 
In the final part of this four-part series, we consider whether we have too much or too little stress in life. Indeed, some folks would benefit from eating less frequently, loading the muscles with resistance, moving more in daily life, and tackling challenging physical fitness goals. On the other hand, most of us endure too much of the wrong kinds…
 
Today’s hard-hitting episode, a rebroadcast of a show with my friend and leading world expert on ancestral living Dr. Cate Shanahan, will have you reconsidering the efficacy and necessity of many conventional cancer treatments, especially when you hear Dr. Cate’s explanation of what she would do if she received a cancer diagnosis tomorrow (and the …
 
In part three of this four-part series, I pose the important question of whether healthy, fit, athletic types might not need to indulge in fasting, keto, low-carb, low-fat, time restricted feeding and other so-called hormetic dietary stressors when we have “redundant pathways” we can access to optimize metabolic and cellular function. Similarly, le…
 
It’s a pleasure to bring back my friend and favored podcast guest Dr. Craig Marker for a third show. A prominent figure in the strength training world, his epic article HIIT vs HIRT was also, in my opinion, one of the best things published in decades to help us frame our high intensity workouts—and these days, a lot of people are talking about it a…
 
Welcome to part 2 of this four-part presentation reflecting on the foundational assumptions of energy balance and stress optimization. These shows are inspired by the great work of Jay Feldman and Mike Fave on the Energy Balance Podcast so please listen to part 1, to my interview with Jay Feldman, and to the Energy Balance Podcast. In this show we …
 
It’s time for the hurricane! My good friend and frequent podcast guest Dave Rossi, author of the wonderful book The Imperative Habit, returns for a fifth appearance on the B.rad podcast. Trust me, by the time this episode is over, you’re going to feel compelled to buy his book, as you’re going to hear some awesome insights and cause for reflection …
 
Welcome to Part 1 of a four-part presentation relating to the extremely compelling title. Indeed, I have been reflecting upon some of the foundational elements of progressive/ancestral health—calling them into question since my first exposure to Jay Feldman of the Energy Balance Podcast and my recent interview with him for the B.rad podcast. One of…
 
Get ready for a lively podcast on all aspects of sports with the one and only Lindsay Berra, host of the Food of the Gods podcast, longtime sports journalist across an incredible variety of sports, and longtime athlete in an amazing variety of sports as well. Lindsay first established herself as an authority on baseball fitness and injuries through…
 
“Try something that’s a little difficult, a little out of your comfort zone, and you’ll get better and better each day.” Even incredible feats like 10K runs and half marathons do not have a high demand for advanced balance skills, so throwing in some basic workouts and integrating them into your fitness routine in order to hone your balancing skill…
 
It’s time for another show with Jay Feldman, host of the Energy Balance podcast. We had to keep recording because these insights are pretty mind blowing, and pose a challenge to a lot of the conventional stories in the ancestral health scene, which can be a little disturbing/disruptive, but that’s what is so great about being open to new ideas and …
 
Hi listeners! Here comes a great show about fitness suggestions for anti-aging—the critical objective to age gracefully rather than follow in line into the accelerate-decline-suffering-and demise pattern that we see all around us, thinking it’s a part of chronological aging or that it’s normal. In fact, it’s absolutely not normal—I love the quote f…
 
“Fasting turns on stress hormones,” was the quote that slapped me in the face as I listened to Jay Feldman and Mike Fave discuss their Energy Balance approach during an interview on the Ben Greenfield Life podcast. This insight is so simple and obvious, but I failed to appreciate it in the broad context of all the other stress factors in my life—es…
 
This show was inspired by me hearing that throwaway line, “Everything in Moderation,” one too many times—particularly as it relates to our critical mission and obligation to fight a valiant battle against the many health-destructive cultural and marketing forces that we face in modern life. Yes, I was hanging out with a group of childhood friends, …
 
“The body is a powerful instrument, and we often forget about it.” Listeners get ready for a powerful, impactful, thought-provoking show with Dr. Anna Lambke, the author of the sensational best-selling book Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. I love how this conversation flowed so easily and comfortably through a variety of t…
 
If you want to totally transform your life on every level, start with changing how you spend your mornings. In this episode, I describe the life-changing benefits I have experienced from doing my personalized exercise routine every day for the past five years. I share how my commitment to my routine has completely transformed my life by improving f…
 
In the final part of this three-part presentation, we discuss various methods you can adopt to make sure overtraining doesn’t happen in the first place, as well as the best strategies for recovery when it does happen. We start by discussing the #1 most important preventative measure for recovery and the benefits you’ll gain from taking an intuitive…
 
What do you spontaneously do every day that brings you joy and requires no motivation? This is what you value most highly and that you must pursue in order to live as your authentic self! That’s a pretty heavy message and it’s from the remarkable Dr. John Demartini, one of the world’s leading personal development experts. Listeners, we have had som…
 
In part two of this three-part presentation on all aspects of overtraining, I present a strategy to recover from overtraining and how to avoid it in the first place by making intuitive evaluations of your present condition and behavior patterns and taking corrective action. You’ll hear about an assortment of symptoms to identify the tenuous state o…
 
Do you ever dream about living a happier, more conscious life, but don’t know how to possibly get there? Thanks to today’s guest, author, changemaker and speaker Dr. Dain Heer, this episode will teach you how. You’ll learn why judgment is the biggest killer on the planet (especially the judgment we give to ourselves) and how you can correct course …
 
Welcome to a grand three-part presentation covering all aspects of overtraining, including an overview of the stress response in the body, how the nature of hectic, high stress modern life is a disastrous disconnect from our human genetic expectations for health, and how our ruminating minds can contribute to burnout (just like stressful work or pe…
 
Dr. Tommy Wood is back for another great show, this time to discuss a pretty radical idea—the idea that second guessing this constant quest for optimization in the area of health and fitness might actually be a good thing. We talk about how our mindset and attitude come into play regarding our health and he explains why he is so concerned about wha…
 
Do you ever struggle with staying focused and being productive? Do you find it difficult to get through the day without feeling anxious and tired? There is a cost to hyperconnectivity, and this episode will help you find the best solution to this increasingly prevalent problem. In this episode, you’ll hear some great tips for becoming more focused …
 
Today’s guest, Jerry Manney, has dedicated 35 years of clinical experience to helping people navigate the joys and pains of life. A therapist and counselor, Jerry wrote the book, Why We Argue and How to Stop: A Therapist’s Guide to Navigating Disagreements, Managing Emotions, and Creating Healthier Relationships because one of the biggest challenge…
 
Since I talked about my carnivore awakening in part 2, this episode focuses on the personal benefits I have experienced since adopting a nose to tail animal based diet, as well as my recommendation for long-term fat loss, perhaps the pre-eminent dietary goal in the world, through my top secret, specially designed C&C eating strategy. In this show, …
 
Dr. Anna Cabeca returns to the show for a powerful and memorable conversation about menopause, healing after tragedy, and her new book, MenuPause. Things get deeply personal in this episode: Dr. Anna talks about her experience with tragedy (her toddler son’s death) and dealing with PTSD and infertility, and you’ll hear some seriously life-changing …
 
Part 2 begins with a quick recap of what I discussed in Part 1 (childhood eating habits, what led me to embrace the primal / ancestral diet in 2008 with Mark Sisson and The Primal Blueprint, the deep immersion into keto and the publication of The Keto Reset Diet in 2017) and then picks up with the story of the major awakening I had in regards to fo…
 
Welcome to a massive three-part production detailing the evolution of my dietary habits over decades, starting with my childhood that coincided with the rise of fast food culture and factory processed, nutrient-deficient, toxic modern foods. Thankfully, the Kearns family had an awareness of healthy eating and all the junk I threw down as a kid came…
 
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