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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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Dr. Anna Lembke joins us to discuss how to achieve balance in the age of indulgence and her book Dopamine Nation. As a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, Dr. Anna is passionate about helping others see how the world has transformed from a place of sca…
 
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…
 
I made a life-changing dietary shift thanks to today’s guest Dr. Paul Saladino. In this rebroadcast episode, you’ll hear from the leading advocate for an animal based or carnivore(ish) diet and learn about his book, The Carnivore Code. You’ll learn why you don’t need to be afraid of carbs and the “least offensive” carbs to emphasize in your diet, w…
 
Wild times abound as we tackle great feedback and listener questions about important health topics. First, some positive reviews about Brad being funny and “down to earth” (even after reading a bunch of positive reviews?!); A listener details a day of diligent low-carb eating, ambitious exercising, and bonking and getting a headache. We’ll learn ho…
 
I sit down in a fancy studio environment with multiple cameras and great sound to talk to a very interesting couple who created Bala Enzyme, a triple-enzyme electrolyte and anti-inflammatory sugar free energy drink. It’s a great product and the discussion will have plenty of touting of the product benefits, but there’s a bigger story here that migh…
 
If you’ve ever wanted to find an easy way of increasing your amount of general everyday movement while also elevating your baseline fitness level, look no further than the #1 fitness breakthrough in recent decades, microworkouts! Microworkouts are a highly efficient way of ensuring that moving around more becomes a deeply ingrained part of your hab…
 
In this edition of questions and comments from listeners, we get into all kinds of fun stuff. Should anti-aging enthusiasts consider bulking up with extra muscle? How do you go about doing that correctly? I discuss the controversy and confusion over protein intake, explain how you can get the longevity benefits of maintaining muscle mass without th…
 
Hey listeners, have you been working on “fixing” yourself? Well, here’s some good news: you can stop doing that right now—and today’s episode with Don Goewey will show you why. Don currently works as the director of the Center for Spiritual Exchange, the official archive for the works of Anthony De Mello (regarded as one of the great spiritual mind…
 
In part 2, I cover the remaining highly important and extremely effective concepts you can implement to strike a balance between maintaining a healthy passion for competitive intensity with adjusting to the realities of aging and aging with grace. You’ll learn about the value of integrating short-term extrinsic goals and I share some compelling res…
 
The products we put onto our skin and into our bodies every day can have a profound effect on our health. In this episode, Melanie Avalon returns to the podcast for an important discussion about the various ways endocrine disruptors, which are found in everything from skincare to soap to detergent to deodorant (and countless cosmetics, like lipstic…
 
Maintaining passion and competitive intensity throughout life, especially as we age and how we must manage the realities of aging with grace, is one of my favorite topics to discuss. In this episode, I’ll walk you through 14 tips and strategies to help you stay on the edge, while also avoiding the pitfalls of an overly stressful, unrealistic, exhau…
 
Chris Hinshaw stops by for a multifaceted and inspiring conversation about the interesting progression of his career, what led him to discover an entirely new perspective on fitness, and the turning point conversations he had with mentors that were instrumental in guiding him towards his path. Things also get a little science-y and technical as we …
 
This episode is inspired by a recent conversation with an old friend who reached out to me to ask for some tips and insights because of a very relatable issue. Despite being a lifelong highly accomplished endurance athlete and extreme outdoor person, things went a little off track with the pandemic and some personal life events, leading to drinking…
 
Dr. Wendy Walsh is back for a fourth appearance on the B.rad podcast! Dr. Wendy is one of my favorite guests ever because she brings her A-game every time and dispenses an assortment of life-changing tips and insights in an easy to understand manner that you’ll remember and reflect on for a long time. Today we set a record for one of the most infor…
 
I have been diligently working on improving my breathing technique since recording a show all about the basics of nasal parasympathetic breathing and improving C02 tolerance, and this episode should help you get started too, as I walk you through an update of my personal experience with this breathing technique. In the first show about breathing, I…
 
I welcome the fourth appearance of Dr. Ron Sinha, host of a fantastic and unique new podcast called Meta Health! This episode covers a variety of topics related to healthy living, especially as we spend some time discussing Dr. Ron’s exciting and very informative new venture, Meta Health. If you haven’t heard his podcast, I highly recommend checkin…
 
Today’s show highlights a collection of some of the most memorable quotes and lessons from past podcast episodes, starting with the first B.Rad interview ever, Peter Attia, back in August 2018. To this day, that show with Peter remains one of the most-downloaded episodes in the history of this podcast! You’ll learn how to avoid the most common dise…
 
Did you know that many exercise and health experts say that increasing all forms of everyday movement is actually far more important than adhering to a devoted fitness regimen? In this episode, you’ll learn why as we continue discussing the latest emerging trends, revisions, and hot topics in health and ancestral living. You’ll learn effective stra…
 
Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about macros, carb intake, and confusing and contradictory health trends anymore? This episode will show you the clear pathway to doing so, while also offering tips for fine-tuning and optimizing your lifestyle in the face of new and emerging trends. You’ll hear about the true cost of dietary obsessions and …
 
At 57, today’s guest Barbara de Leon is healthier than ever after years of constant fatigue, body-wide joint pain, a case of hypertension so severe it required 2 different types of medication, painful digestive issues that led to trying out veganism, mood imbalances, and also, a complete loss of zest for life. But after years of suffering, Barbara …
 
Listeners just keep sending in a variety of interesting questions and thought-provoking comments. Please join the fun by sharing your thoughts by emailing podcast@bradventures.com! We’ll cover topics like: Can Two Meals A Day be just breakfast and dinner, and do caloric (and non-caloric) beverages count as breaking your fast? I discuss the many ben…
 
Dr. Howard Luks makes an appearance to talk about the importance of preserving muscle mass for health, disease prevention and longevity, and why not to get an MRI. An orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Luks is also an expert in shoulder, knee, and other sports injuries, and is widely known as one of the country’s best orthopedic…
 
In part four, we discuss the importance of getting excess fat off your body. I’ll walk you through practical and effective methods for reducing excess fat, explain why ALL diets are gimmicks toward the ultimate goal of simply eating less food, and talk about the wonderful freedom and the benefits that come from not obsessing over having perfect mea…
 
I welcome Matt Maruca back to this podcast for a wild conversation about a variety of interesting and off-beat topics, such as how to optimize your existence regardless of what latitude you live at, timing your meals according to Ayurvedic medicine and your circadian rhythm, and the many benefits of meditation. If you heard Matt’s first appearance …
 
Welcome to part 2 of our journey around the clock detailing all aspects of my daily routine. After the detailed presentation in Part 1 covering my morning exercise routine and workout options, it's time to get to work! Part 2 starts out with an honest and unfiltered account of how I spend my workday, from the highlights, like my strong philosophica…
 
I welcome Brian Gryn, long-time trainer and coach, expert in all things fasting and strength training, and host of the Get Lean, Eat Clean podcast to the show for a conversation about evolving fitness strategies and effective fat loss methods. We talk about how to identify the exact elements of your lifestyle that are sabotaging your weight loss ef…
 
Listener questions hitting hard from around the world, including the UK, the Dolomites in Italy, Australia and USA. In this show we’ll discuss a variety of topics, including: concerns that fasting can slow down metabolism at the age of 64; a 45-year-old dad of a youngster in the UK is getting all dialed in on exercise, diet , micro workouts, cold e…
 
Get ready to go deep with the one and only Dr. Bruce Lipton for one of the most perspective-altering shows you’ll ever hear in your life. What a special privilege it was to interview this internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. A stem cell biologist and the bestselling author behind one of my favorite books, The Biology of…
 
I’ve had a few recent requests to provide details about my eating patterns, workout routine, and general daily behaviors. Hopefully it will be valuable to take a journey through an entire day as I present an honest and authentic accounting of the good, bad, and ugly of my typical day. Spoiler alert: My morning exercise routine is the thing I want t…
 
I welcome Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, a CSUS professor and expert in PTG (Post Traumatic Growth) to the show for a deeply inspiring conversation about her book, Anatomy of a Survivor: Building Resilience, Grit, and Growth After Trauma. Anatomy of a Survivor examines how survivors can utilize their inner strengths in order to build resilience, navigate t…
 
In the third part of this show, I ask some important questions in order to identify what weak areas we need to work on in order to make the necessary changes to our lifestyle that will minimize our disease risk. Ask yourself this: do I wake up after a night of sleep feeling energized, or groggy and tired? Do I frequently experience autoimmune flare…
 
Get ready for a heavy-hitting and deeply educational show with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino: neuroscientist, research-scientist, and of the world’s most foremost researchers on the ketogenic diet, especially pertaining to the use of ketone supplements for neuroprotection. Dr. Dom brings tremendously extensive knowledge to the table for this episode, havi…
 
In part two, I continue talking about the most effective lifestyle changes we can make to minimize disease risk factors. Part one of this show focused on the benefits of getting regular blood work done and what to specifically look out for in blood tests, as well as the importance of glucose monitoring and tracking testosterone frequently. I also s…
 
I connect with Australian endurance and life coach Andre Obradovic for his fourth appearance on the show. We discuss some important strategies to pursue your fitness goals in a healthy manner - even extreme endurance goals which can often compromise health. We talk about the recent contention by some about whether cardio is even necessary, as it is…
 
Today we’ll be talking about the very important subject of how to correct adverse lifestyle practices and disease risk factors. We’ll be discussing important biomarkers to look out for on blood tests, the corrective actions we can do now for our health, and time-efficient fitness and exercises protocols that will help support longevity. I’ll also d…
 
Dr. McGuff’s Body By Science is a transformational book about strength training that advances the extremely compelling and scientifically validated premise that it takes very little time to build pure muscle strength, and that many workouts are not only ineffective, but quite likely counterproductive. If you care about fitness, becoming stronger, a…
 
The listeners weigh in with some interesting and diverse questions, including: is a high intensity 45 minute boxing class too much? Are there ways to modify it? I talk about the extreme endurance hypothesis and why we need to pay more attention to the increasing incidence of heart problems among long-term hard core endurance enthusiasts. One listen…
 
Dr. Jannine Krause returns to the show to discuss her unique blending of functional fitness and functional medicine. That’s right, Jannine treats patients on her acupuncture table and then they head right across the room to see how their bench press improves in real time! One tip Jannine gave me a couple years ago has been a huge benefit to my trai…
 
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