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493: What Is CBD?

What is CBD? Does it get you high? Can it get you high? CBD refers to cannabidiol and is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Not only does CBD not make you feel "high", it actually can block the "high" triggered by the psycho-active component, THC. The reason we're looking at CBD is due to it's anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and endocrine-supporting properties. We'll talk about what CBD is, what it isn't, how it works, the body systems it influences and how it can be...



Today's episode is a hybrid - part book club episode, part manifesto on your ability, independent of all circumstances, to create change. I read an amazing book called You Are The Placebo and it came to mind immediately when I got a couple of critical comments about episode 490 of the podcast. That episode garnered over 400 emails, text messages, direct messages & social media comments from people who found it helpful and inspiring. It also garnered two critical comments from listeners....


491: 10 Life Lessons I Learned In The Gym

Getting out of debt changed my life. I had no idea that working towards a financial goal would have such a profound impact on health, motivation and fitness, but it did. Some of the biggest lessons I've learned in life came from getting out of debt. The same is true of working out. Building a habit of going to the gym and embracing fitness has taught me lessons about hard work, consistency and stepping out of my comfort zone. Many of these lessons have come directly from CrossFit and...


490: Joy, Depression, Pain & Progress

Change can be hard. It can be frustrating. It can feel lonely. For much of my life I felt exhausted by work I hadn't even yet done...I felt like the road ahead of me was impossible. I have no doubt that those feelings contributed to depression & isolation. I could absolutely still choose that perspective. I could choose to upset myself by fixating on what I don't yet have, on how far I have to go, on the gap between where I am and where I want to be and the work I'll have to do to...


489: The Most Important Nutrition Strategy

There are hundreds of fat loss strategies. Many of them are nutrition strategies. There are also mindset strategies, lifestyle strategies and fitness strategies. In today's episode, we're taking a tactical look at the most important & effective nutrition strategy for both fat loss and energy. This strategy will not only support your fat loss goals but also your overall health, your body's inflammatory response, your hunger, cravings, mood and energy levels. Don't miss this...


488: It's Time We Have A Hard Conversation

Friends, I am really excited for today's episode! If you are struggling to stay motivated, this conversation about change being hard versus not changing being hard is one you need to hear. Is it really hard or is it an easier life that is simply unpracticed & unfamiliar? That's what we're exploring today! Don't miss it! Resources: Hop on the wait list for the Fall 2018 12 Weeks To Transformation! Follow me on Instagram


487: How To Challenge Yourself (Today)

It is so important to challenge yourself & step out of your comfort zone. If you want to create change in your life, you have to create change in your choices. In today's episode, I'm introducing 5 ways you can challenge yourself today, this week and this month. Plus, I'm doing a giveaway to encourage you to embrace these challenges (with a great attitude!) To be eligible to win a Thrive Market or Amazon giftcard, you'll need to do the follow prior to June 15th 2018: @elizabethbenton on...


486: Elizabeth, What Motivates You?

We've been talking a lot lately about this idea of your personal brand and rebranding yourself in a way that raises your performance to a higher standard. In episode 480 I introduced the idea for a Primal Potential rebrand and in episodes 481, 484 and 485 I shared some of my Masters Club clients rebrands. Those episodes generated a TON of enthusiasm & excitement as well as a bunch of questions. In today's episode, we're answering those questions including: Elizabeth, what's your brand?...


485: Hipocrisy, Body Shame & Dying On The Inside

This episode is explicit. This is a real conversation with a client who has struggled with body shame, self-criticism and simply being unkind to herself. While working on a personal rebrand, we have a candid conversation about where she has held her treatment of others to a different standard than the one she has for herself. It's not right. More than that, it's taking joy from her life and causing her pain. Most importantly: it's self-inflicted which means she can create a change right...


484: Proudly Disciplined

Last week, I had a powerful call with one of my Primal Potential Masters Club friends. We were talking about how she wanted to rebrand herself. We're doing this to give us a great sense of certainty & direction that will help in all our many moments of decision making. Hotel behemoth MGM recently decided to rebrand themselves. In their video, they clarify their new brand: "We're not in the hotel business. We're in the holy sh*t business". Having that clarity in their brand makes all...


483: That's Not Relevant!

What are the narratives you escape to that have nothing to do with what you're trying to achieve and where you're trying to go? In today's episode, we're pointing out where you're giving your energy & thought that simply isn't relevant. It's either attaching you to a problem or past pattern or it's keeping you from stepping into the solution. If you're struggling to get out of your head, out of your way and make consistent progress towards your goals, you don't want to miss today's short...


482: How The Microbiome Determines Your Health

We have more bacterial cells than human cells. We have more bacterial DNA than human DNA. There is no question that our microbiome has a massive impact on every single aspect of health. If there is an issue with your bacterial diversity or quantity, it will have an impact on your health. The bacteria, viruses and fungi that make up your microbiome play a massive role in digestion, metabolism and body composition, but that's not all. They are a major player in immunity, mood, cognitive...


481: You Don't Lose Your Way

As I shared in episode 480, I'm working to help my Master's Club clients create new personal brands. It's an amazingly fun project & today I'm sharing a bit of it with you! One of my clients felt that she needed more control. The thing is, we already have all the control we need. There is, however, a difference between having control and taking control. Listen to the episode for more! Resources: The MGM commercial Episode 480: Transformation Is...


480: Transformation Is Now

It's not about becoming someone different. It's about, in any moment, choosing to BE different. Choosing something different. Transformation is later. It's not after weight loss. It's not down the road. It's a choice you make in every moment. I don't want to give a long intro to this episode. Simply, you need to hear it. Make the time. It matters. Resources: Join the wait list for the Fall 2018 12 Weeks To Transformation group coaching program! Follow...


479: Personal Empowerment

Today, I'm talking to you. Not a group of you, just you. You are capable of infinitely more than you think you are. In every situation, you are response-able. You are able, in any moment, to choose a strong, positive response. I'm sharing this with you today, in this way, so you have this as a tool in your toolbox when you need it most. Enjoy! Resources: The wait list is now open for the Fall 2018 12 Weeks To Transformation coaching group! Hop on the...


478: EB Answers MORE Of Your Questions

Today I'm answering YOUR questions! I really see this as OUR show and one of my primary objectives is to give you want you need. I want to help you overcome your challenges and excuses. I want to help you make progress towards your goals. One of the ways I can do that is by addressing what's on your mind and what's going on in your life. In today's episode, I'm answering questions you've sent in, including: Don't miss this episode! Make sure to let me know if you have...


477: EB Answers Your Questions

Today I'm answering YOUR questions! I really see this as OUR show and one of my primary objectives is to give you want you need. I want to help you overcome your challenges and excuses. I want to help you make progress towards your goals. One of the ways I can do that is by addressing what's on your mind and what's going on in your life. In today's episode, I'm answering questions you've sent in, including: If you have questions you'd like me to weigh in on or topics you want my take on,...


476: Food As Medicine

"Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates Today we're taking a look at another food that can deliver medicinal benefis. Brazil nuts, largely because of their high selenium content, have a huge impact on thyroid health & inflammation. Beyond that, they can improve sperm production & motility, increase HDL cholesterol and combat depression! Guess what? Brazil nuts aren't actually nuts! They are seeds from a larger nut. I had no idea!! The nut looks a lot like a...


475: Mind The Truth That Moves You Forward

I don't watch much television but I really enjoy Showtime's Billions. On a recent episode, Wendy Rhoades, an in-house psychiatrist for a prominent hedge fund, is counseling a one of the firm's executives. The executive is struggling because the firm profited from a major disaster. It was a moral struggle and a question of right and wrong. Wendy was clear & direct. She said, when you're here, "mind the truth that makes you money". I paused the show and wrote it down. We find ourselves...


474: Carb Spillover

Want to know how to eat carbs without getting fat? Today's episode is all about what happens when you eat carbs and strategies for eating them in a way that reduces the chances they'll be converted to & stored as fat. Plus, we'll talk about the common mistakes that create an internal environment where even small amounts of carbs you consume are converted to & stored as fat. Carbs aren't bad. That's just not true. The flip side of that is that they are not an essential fuel source, despite...