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Inspiration From Warren Buffet and Setting Healthy Financial Responsibility Goals

(Breather) Pursue your passions, be of service, make a contribution to the planet aligned with the highest expression of your talents! Don’t you love all the high minded talk that’s come out these days about having your cake and eating it too? I’ve always been good about pursuing my passions and not settling for a miserable existence in the name of economic security or consumerism ideals. However, there is a fine balance to strike between irresponsible surf bum and becoming consumed by...


William Shewfelt: How To Get Shredded On The Carnivore Diet

William and I finally succeed in transitioning over to talk about his current area of passion and focus - becoming shredded and helping others achieve their ideal body composition goals. Now that you know where William is coming from, you can fully appreciate his recommendations for cultivating the proper mindset, exercise program, and dietary strategy to take your body composition goals to the ultimate level. William doesn’t only dream big, he has put all his lofty goals into action by...


What Are The Happiest, Healthiest Countries? Hint: The USA Is Draggin’ Ass

The World Happiness Report is the ultimate authority on global happiness, ranking 156 countries by their happiness levels. It’s pretty interesting looking at the list of the Top 10 happiest countries in 2018, as determined by the latest study: Similarly, The Bloomberg Health Index ranks the healthiest countries in the world based on several factors, including life expectancy, health risks, availability of clean water, malnutrition, and causes of death. Here are the Top 10 healthiest...


Deirdre Fitzpatrick: Sacramento’s News Queen

Deirdre is the Queen of Sacramento News with an impressive 20 year run as the morning anchor and particular feature reporter focusing on all things health. I met her many years ago, and have been on the morning news many times to promote books and events with her. Deirdre’s business is to create fabulously produced shows that tell a big story in quick three minutes, five minutes, or even 15 second sound bites. So, I wanted her to change gears with me, sit down, unwind and get talking...


The Truth About Overtraining and the Stress Response

(Breather) We all know about the importance of working out. But what is equally important is how you exercise - otherwise, you could fall into the “overtraining” category, where you can seriously hurt yourself, and/or compromise your health. As embarrassing as it is to admit, I have dealt with this in the past enough to the point where I have finally learned my lesson! I even got totally fried for a period of 3-4 weeks just this past summer, due to a pattern of excessive exercise. Ouch!...


Dr. Phil Maffetone: The Future of Athletic Peak Performance

My eye-opening conversation with this radical thinker continues, and we focus on an interesting subject, the future of athletic peak performance. Back when Phil was working on his book, 1:59 he wrote about Eluid Kipchoge, and we start by discussing him and his Nike partnership, and why it is that Phil advises athletes to be careful when committing to sponsors. In Phil’s mind, Kipchoge has not peaked yet as he is only 34 years old, so he poses the question: “What is going to be the...


Carnivore Experiment Insights

Expanding on my show with Dr. Paul Saladino, “The Carnivore Diet to End Human Suffering, Challenge Your Fixed Beliefs, and Live a Radical Life,” I share details from the journey I’ve had so far experimenting with the carnivore diet. It was just over two years ago that I ran into Danny Vega at Keto-Con in Austin, TX, who was raving about the benefits he was experiencing from the carnivore diet. However, at that time, I dismissed the idea because of my own fixed beliefs - doesn’t everyone...


Dr. Phil Maffetone: Avoiding The Ills Of Modern Society

Dr. Phil Maffetone is a legend in the world of endurance training, for he has been advocating for a healthy approach to peak athletic performance for decades, and finally getting his due for presenting the most sensible and effective way to train for extreme endurance goals. Dr. Phil has worked with some of the greatest endurance athletes in history, including triathlon legend Mark Allen, Mike Pigg, and Tim DeBoom. He was the first guy to call out the incessant use of sugary gels and drinks...


Managing Digital Distraction and Hyper-connectivity And Staying Focused, Productive, and Stress-Balanced, Part 2

In part 2 of this breather show, I dive even deeper into the topic of how to manage digital distraction and hyper-connectivity. I get honest about the shit that I struggle with by first acknowledging some things. This is the best way to heal and grow, because you heighten your awareness and give yourself a chance to do something about it. One major thing I acknowledge we get a payoff (a dopamine hit) from receiving incoming stimulus. I acknowledge we then get another payoff from being...


Luke Shanahan on Understanding the Function of Everything That You Do

Luke busts out of the gate with a hilarious freestyle rap of the rich arrogant entrepreneur buying and sellin’ companies, houses, and private jets. After five minutes we catch our breath and get into an incredibly deep conversation that will get you thinking and reflecting on the importance of pursuing the highest expression of your talents and contributing to the community at large. The funny stuff at the start does set up some moral questions, because things are out of hand these days...


Managing Digital Distraction and Hyper-connectivity While Staying Focused, Productive, and Stress-Balanced, Part 1

(Breather) This is a pretty important topic, and it’s something we all deal with daily. I talk through some great articles on the subject and offer a bunch of personal insights about stuff I do well, as well as the stuff I really suck at! In part 1, I focus on the positive things I have going in my daily routine, and in part 2, I get into the stuff I struggle with, and ideas we can all use to make things better. This all started when I read a great article written by Nir Eyal for...


Setting Things Straight With Dr. Cate Shanahan

Switch the B.S. meter to the “on” position, and listen to the wise and powerful Dr. Cate ( address many myths and misconceptions about keto and other ancestral health practices on this hard-hitting show. Brad has avoided caffeine his whole life so he wouldn’t “fry his adrenals.” Dr. Cate calls BS. How about eating in the evening – that makes you store fat, right? Probably doesn't matter that much, says Cate. We know lots of conventional wisdom that has been shattered in...


How to get started with micro-workouts. Now is the time!

I introduce the fantastic breakthrough fitness concept that I’ve been doing more and more of in recent years: micro workouts. Micro workouts are explosive fits of strength, efficient and easy to do, and hits the #1 goal of being more active in daily life while also serving to elevate your baseline fitness level to do better workouts. They also take away so much of the stress that can come with working out. Let’s be real, even if you’re one of those people who loves to hit the gym, part of...


Dr. Cate Shanahan – Learning the Four Healthiest Food Categories You Need to Eat From!

Dr. Cate is second to none as a health resource, period. Does anyone else blend her disparate interests of hands-on patient care during her long career as a family physician, a deep interest in scientific research, and an ability to communicate practical tips to a broad audience through her books, videos and podcast appearances? Clearly, Dr. Cate is exceptional. In this show, we learn about her background and wild journey across the continent to pursue an assortment of career roles. In...


The Importance of a Pitch Dark Sleeping Experience and Sunlight in The Morning

(Breather) As you can tell by the title, this breather show is all about sleep – and the specifics of sleep. That means: how you sleep, what your habits are pre-bedtime, what your bedroom environment is like – anything particular to the way you go about getting some Zzzz’s. This show will help you identify what you’re doing right, and what you’re doing wrong when it comes to sleep – which will in turn, ensure that you get the best sleep of your life. These are a few bedroom rules I won’t...


Dr. Mark Cucuzella on “The Biggest Mistake in Human History”

The biggest mistake in human history!? What is he talking about? We will get to that, and more in this very thoughtful show with Dr. Mark, pioneering physician and legendary endurance runner. Dr. Markhas been quietly changing the world with his devoted efforts to get people healthy, both inside the medical system as a physician and also a fitness enthusiast who conducts running clinics and opened the first ever barefoot-focused running store in the USA. He is a highly accomplished runner,...


The Incredible Micro-Workout And Other Time-Efficient Fitness Tips

(Breather) For the past 10 years, I have modified my fitness regimen away from narrow endurance focus (including the extremely health-destructive chronic cardio training regimen that I followed as an elite competitor for 15 years) to a more balanced regimen featuring comfortable aerobic workouts (i.e., jogging daily with dogs), regular brief, intense strength training sessions, and occasional all-out sprints. It takes time, research, and a lot of trial and error to find out what works for...


Tippy Wyatt: A Long Journey to YouTube Sensation

I first encountered the remarkable Tippy Wyatt after she contacted me to pitch an idea for a keto cookbook. Well, turns out that not only were we living in the same area at the time, but Tippy has an awesome YouTube channel and has a couple viral videos for how keto works for her daily routine, Costco shopping, and “What I Eat in A Day.” The show evolves from a breezy discussion for how to get a viral YouTube video, into an interesting account of a young couple’s journey to health. After...


Dr. Ron Sinha On Aging Gracefully (Breather Episode with Brad)

I keep the tape running as Dr. Ron and continue to talk, going into a discussion about longevity, some concerns related to menopause, when heart disease risk increases, and related concerns for aging males. Longevity promoting behaviors include keeping that visceral fat off the body, because it hampers hormonal function and can accelerate aging. Some great checkpoints to mitigate the effects of aging include keeping competency with squats, running the mile, and maintaining muscle...


Dr. Ron Sinha: On Medicine And Mindset

Fasten your seat belts for an incredibly fast-moving, wide-ranging, and deeply impactful show from Dr. Ron. This guy has fought a valiant battle against dated mainstream medical advice and in favor of a comprehensive ancestral approach emphasizing not just healthy, whole foods, but also choosing out of the flawed mindsets and hectic lifestyle behaviors that are on display in Silicon Valley like no other spot in America. Yes, Dr. Ron works in the most affluent community in America. Tech...