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Ancestral Health Radio is a weekly podcast hosted by James Kevin Broderick and is dedicated to bridging the divide between modern technology and our inherent ancestral wisdom. Learn to realign your genetic makeup for peak health, fitness, and longevity with actionable how-to advice from today's leaders in nutrition, movement, and lifestyle.

Ancestral Health Radio is a weekly podcast hosted by James Kevin Broderick and is dedicated to bridging the divide between modern technology and our inherent ancestral wisdom. Learn to realign your genetic makeup for peak health, fitness, and longevity with actionable how-to advice from today's leaders in nutrition, movement, and lifestyle.


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Ancestral Health Radio is a weekly podcast hosted by James Kevin Broderick and is dedicated to bridging the divide between modern technology and our inherent ancestral wisdom. Learn to realign your genetic makeup for peak health, fitness, and longevity with actionable how-to advice from today's leaders in nutrition, movement, and lifestyle.




AHR 32: How to Use Deep Connection and Holistic Resistance as Tools for Inclusion and Equality with Aaron Johnson

Although making up 13 percent of the population, African Americans own less than 1 percent of the rural land in the United States. White Americans, however, own a staggering 856 million acres, which is about 98 percent of all rural property in the United States. Wild, right? So it's not crazy when I say that communities of color, low-income residents and other historically marginalized groups have traditionally faced barriers to accessing nature. That's why Ancestral Health Radio is...


AHR 31: Privilege, Identity Politics, and the Transhuman Agenda with Daniel Vitalis (Part 2)

Is the first person to live to 1,000-years-old, alive today? And if that's true, what does that inevitably mean for the future of the human condition? One of the world's leading anti-aging researchers, Aubrey De Grey, (and strangely—my neighbor) believes that to be 100% true. Because, well, Aubrey's the one who said it. And if what Aubrey says is true, would you then believe Arthur C. Clarke's third law, which states: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from...


AHR 30: Privilege, Identity Politics, and the Transhuman Agenda with Daniel Vitalis (Part 1)

Did you know that some scientists say that oaks produce more nuts annually than every other nut tree—both wild and commercial—combined? Nuts, right? (Yeah, yeah—laugh it up. The pun was intended.) Acorns, or oak nuts, are nutritional powerhouses. Depending on the species, a single acorn can contain up to 18% fat, 6% protein, and 68% carbohydrate—with the rest just being water, minerals, and gut-healthy fiber. Acorns are also great sources of both vitamins A and C, as well as having a...


AHR29: The Beginner's Guide on How to Hunt, Field Dress, Skin, and Butcher Wild Game with Fisher Neal

Think about this for a second: More Americans hunt and fish than play baseball. What a trip, right? That's more than 38 million Americans. And if that doesn't surprise you, this will: Hunting—overall—brought in more revenue ($38.3 billion) than Google ($37.9 billion) or the Goldman Sachs Group ($36.8 billion). Now ask yourself this question: "Why don't I hunt?" Really think about this for a second. Mull it around for a few minutes, hours, days, whatever. But really think. Is it...


AHR 28: How to Understand and Use Practical Animistic Rituals for Personal and Family Healing with Daniel Foor, PhD

Is it possible to heal trauma in our personal and family lives by connecting with our well, deceased ancestors? Well... Provided you possess a beginner’s mindset equipped with the right animistic framework, my guest today, Dr. Daniel Foor of, would say yes—you absolutely can. This week, Daniel and I delve into practical animism: where ritual and ceremony are used as tools for personal, family, and cultural healing. A few months ago I was surprised to receive an...


AHR 27: Homesteading Skills for Abundant, Sustainable, and Regenerative Living with John Moody

Have you ever thought of starting a homestead on your journey towards ancestral health? How about composting or gardening? Well... Today is a special opportunity to help a community member whose passion is about dismantling the industrialization of people and food through the acquisition of abundant, sustainable, and regenerative homesteading skills. Enter: John Moody of John and I share a very similar mission, in that we understand there are skills and wisdom that need to...


AHR 26: Holistic Land Management, Desertification, and Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild with Doniga Markegard

Can agriculture be a sustainable path forward? This is the main question surrounding today's episode: Can we use the same technology that, arguably, has been one of the single-most destructive advents in the epoch of human history to move or usher us forward into a time where we're projected to hit an all-time population density of 9.5 BILLION people by 2050? With global desertification, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, glacial retreats, decreased snow cover, rising sea levels,...


AHR 25: Botanical Biotics, Renegade Beauty, and Holistic Body and Dental Care with Nadine Artemis

Did you know... That the average woman uses 12 products per day containing over 168 ingredients (absorbing close to 4 and a half pounds of toxic chemicals a year)... A man goes through 6 products with 85 ingredients... A child is exposed to 5 products with 61 ingredients... Whilst a teenage girl is exposed to a whopping 17 products with over 230 ingredients, every day... Most of which are untested, unsafe, and scientifically and clinically unproven. -- That's why it's important we pay...


AHR 24: Endangered Languages, English-Prime, and the College of Mythic Cartography with Willem Larsen

Guys, listen up... About every two weeks, another language dies. Or, perhaps, a dialect. There are over 231 completely extinct languages and 2,400 of the world’s languages are considered to be in danger of dying out. That's why today's guest—Willem Larsen of the College of Mythic Cartography—joins me on the Season 2 Premiere of Ancestral Health Radio. Willem shares ways at how to look at story and language from an indigenous people perspective and how, if we wish to be heard in today's...


AHR 23: How the Paleo Thyroid Solution Can Stop You From Feeling Fat, Foggy, and Fatigued with Elle Russ

Did you know that more than an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease? And up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. Crazy, right? Not only that, but women are five to eight times more likely to develop thyroid problems than men. And one in eight women will develop some form of thyroid disorder during her lifetime. This is just another clear example of an evolutionary mismatch disease... And the problem with trying to heal...


AHR 22: Can Industrial Hemp and Craftsmanship Change the World with Blake Ward

According to the SSA (Self Storage Association), the United States has upward of 50,000 storage facilities, more than five times the number of Starbucks. Right now, at this very moment, there are 7.3 square feet of self storage space for every man, woman and child in the nation. That means that it is physically possible to have every American stand—all at the same time—under the total canopy of self storage roofing. Woah. But what does that mean? That means that we, as Americans, are...


AHR 21: How to Heal and Protect Your Brain From Your Brain's Silent Killers with Dr. David Perlmutter

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Well... Leaky Gut Syndrome, or intestinal hyperpermeability, is where the small gaps in your intestinal wall -- or “tight junctions” -- become loose due to pro-inflammatory foods and stressors. These loose intestinal walls can then lead to inflammation that can affect the whole body by allowing harmful bacteria and toxins to directly enter your bloodstream. Many health experts are now saying that inflammation may be the root cause to many of today’s chronic...


AHR 20: How to Become a Sacred Gardener and Sow the Seeds of Co-Creative Agriculture with Steven Martyn

Episode Breakdown The disillusionment of our culture and where Steven believes many of us begin our search The story and connection between Steven and his grandfather (hint: grafting) Steven mentions a few of his inspirations and resources from living in the woods Steven discusses what brought him out of the bush Steven talks about age and the illusion of choice Steven’s introduction to wild or sacred gardening and warrior-king culture James and Steven talk about our lack of story and...


Jonathan Mead: How to Uncage a Human (Part Two) | Ep.19

Hey Tribe! Welcome back to part two of How to Uncage a Human with Jonathan Mead. I'm going to try and do a little something different with today's show... At the end of today's show, I'm going to summarize the key points mentioned, give action steps, as well as a system to help you succeed. However... I'm going to demand I hear back from you -- the tribe -- on your progress the following week. I want this progress posted in one of two places: This is part two of How to Uncage a...


Jonathan Mead: How to Uncage a Human (Part One) | Ep.18

Guys... Today is special. Today's guest is a dear friend of mine: Jonathan Mead of Uncaged Human. Jonathan is a primal movement enthusiast and educator in Portland, Oregon. He and I are close friends and accountability partners. Today's episode is special because it not only has one of my favorite movement coaches online today (Jonathan), but it also shares some of our philosophy on how and why we do what we do. I really hope this opens some eyes and ears and allows for both Jonathan and...


Dr. Terry Wahls: How to Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine | Ep.17

Did you know that approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases? And women are more likely than men to be affected; some estimates say that 75 percent of those affected–some 30 million people–are women. That's why on today's episode I have a special guest, Dr. Terry Wahls, author of the popular book The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine. She and I delve into her...


Alan Bergo: Chasing A Mushroom High, Sustainable Ramp Harvesting, and Why You Need to Grow Weeds in Your Garden | Ep.16

What are the "rampy-ramps" and why are they so coveted among foodies and chefs? Alan Bergo and I join forces on today's episode to discuss the obsession over wild leeks, mid-western matsutakes, and edible weeds. We also talk about how Alan grew up in Minnesota, how Alan's style of mushroom picking has evolved over the years, and how Alan jokingly says he's been supporting his local Amish children since 2013. In today's episode, you'll learn... How to sustainably harvest springtime...


Denby Royal: The True Cost of Fast Fashion, Our Biological Need for Adornment, and the Hippy-Eco-Paradigm | Ep.15

It might shock you to know that the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world... second only to oil. On today’s podcast, Denby Royal—holistic nutrition and eco-fashion consultant—joins me on another fascinating episode of Ancestral Health Radio. Denby and I discuss why westerners commonly fail to think about their clothing's environmental and social impact on the rest of the planet, the physical and psychological pitfalls the fashion industry has on our health, followed...


Tao Orion: Beyond the War of Invasive Species, Resilient Permaculture Design, and Transition Homesteading | Ep.14

What is ecosystem restoration and what are some common challenges of living off-the-grid? Tao Orion—author, teacher, and mother—shares her experience with us on today's episode of Ancestral Health Radio. This was a fun chat, for sure. Because some day in the near future I'd like to purchase land and start a family myself. We discuss the need for a more holistic approach to land restoration, the medicinal properties of certain invasive plant species, and what tending the wild versus...


Dr. Gerald Pollack: The Fourth Phase of Water, Mammalian Photosynthesis, and the Seemingly Infinite Power of Earthing | Ep.13

What is EZ water? And why the heck is it important? Dr. Gerald Pollack joins me on episode #13 of Ancestral Health Radio to discuss the many benefits of water, and, more specifically—it's fourth phase. We also mention water quality, his newest untitled book, and how to supercharge your body with a seemingly unlimited power source... that's right beneath your feet. In today's episode, you'll learn... The significance of EZ (Exclusion Zone) water,The benefits of drinking natural spring...