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Join Brad Kearns, New York Times bestselling author and champion triathlete, Speedgolfer, and masters high jumper, in pursuing peak performance with passion throughout life. Enjoy memorable insights from leading experts on diet, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Brad’s “Breather” shows provide step-by-step tips you can implement right away to improve your life. Let’s explore beyond shortcuts, hacks, and crushing competition to laugh, have fun, appreciate the journey, and not take ourselves too seriously. It’s time to B.rad!

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Join Brad Kearns, New York Times bestselling author and champion triathlete, Speedgolfer, and masters high jumper, in pursuing peak performance with passion throughout life. Enjoy memorable insights from leading experts on diet, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Brad’s “Breather” shows provide step-by-step tips you can implement right away to improve your life. Let’s explore beyond shortcuts, hacks, and crushing competition to laugh, have fun, appreciate the journey, and not take ourselves too seriously. It’s time to B.rad!

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Breather: The Truth Behind Running Overuse Injuries

4/16/2024
Did you know that there is no data that has ever been presented that has shown that elevated, cushioned shoes prevent running injuries? In this podcast, we’re getting to the truth behind the stunning and embarrassing rate of overuse injuries. A 2021 meta study from Europe revealed an annual injury rate of 37 to 56% of regular runners, Runner’s World reported 46% of runners get injured every year, a study from Yale reports 50%, while Wake Forest Biomechanics Laboratory says 79% of runners get an overuse injury every year. Interestingly, The American College of Sports Medicine states that 25% of all runners are sidelined at a given time—a stat worse than the injury rates for NFL players (31 percent injured annually with four percent at a given time)! In this episode, we get to the bottom of this issue, since there have been many misconceptions and misunderstandings about what is causing these running inquiries, and the nuances are quite interesting. As you will learn, one of the great lies of the fitness industry that has ever been propagated is that elevated, cushioned shoes prevent injuries—a lie that has been going on for 50 years! This is the perfect show to listen to if you want to learn the truth about cushioned shoes and the science that explains why they do not support foot health and athletic performance and actually generate 7 times more impact trauma than landing in bare feet. As you will hear, the entire premise of elevated, cushioned running shoes is deeply flawed—what they really do is enable people to run long distances and get injured. LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:02

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Brad Kearns: The Importance Of Developing The Aerobic System

4/9/2024
I want to talk about the concept of aerobic deficiency—something that is very common, even amongst very fit, high-performing athletes. Aerobic deficiency (a term coined by Dr. Phil Maffetone), or anaerobic excess, means that while you’ve developed tremendous performance skills, the capacity of the aerobic system is lacking due to insufficient aerobic conditioning/workouts. So while you are good for short bursts of power, your overall athletic potential is limited by insufficient development of the aerobic system. As you will hear in this show, it’s important to remember that even the most explosive, powerful athletes require sufficient aerobic conditioning in order to thrive in the long duration workouts that they perform in order to hone their abilities so they can compete in activities like powerlifting and sprinting. If you are the type of person who will go out to sprint practice for an hour or even up to two hours, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. As you’ll learn, even if you are also stretching and resting throughout that practice session, the aerobic system is still working for the entire duration of the workout—the same concept applies to going to the gym to perform heavy weight lifting sessions. If you want to learn how to sufficiently develop your aerobic system, this episode will walk you through every step and teach you how to do it. TIMESTAMPS: Aerobic deficiency is very common even among very fit, powerful high-performing athletes. [00:38] The aerobic system contributes very much to even very short duration efforts. [04:01] A 50 50 ratio of aerobic to anaerobic contribution to your energy needs is a minute and 15 seconds all-out performance. [06:23] When we truly conduct a fat-burning workout that emphasizes aerobic development and minimizes anaerobic stimulation, it is frustratingly slow in many cases. [10:25] At Fat Max you are burning maximum fat minimum glucose and as you speed up, fat burning goes down and sugar burning spikes. [13:43] Fat Max is 180 minus your age in beats per minute. You want to have the same exact course, doing the same exact test every time. [17:01] Eluid Kipchoge trains at a very slow comfortable pace. [21:18] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa BeanChris Hinshaw Aerobic CapacityPrimalEndrance.fit Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:59

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Breather: Why Slowing Down Will Help You Go Faster

4/2/2024
In this breather show, you will learn how slowing down can actually help you go faster, which is a crucial subject to gain a deep understanding and appreciation of, lest you have the inclination as a hard-driving athlete to speed up a little bit in the pursuit of getting fitter. It is an unassailable fact of exercise physiology that a robust aerobic system is a prerequisite for a robust anaerobic system. As you will hear in this episode, your aerobic energy producing enzymes and muscle fibers are intertwined with your fast twitch muscle fibers and glycolytic enzymes, and they supply them with the nutrients, blood, and oxygen they need to contract forcefully (without using oxygen) for short duration. Then, they need to be refueled and replenished, and this is where the aerobic system comes in—by then facilitating the removal of waste products and energy replenishment afterward. If you want to learn why slowing down will help you go faster, what happens to an aerobic system that is not well conditioned to handle high intensity exercise, and how to avoid self-inflicted cellular damage and fatigue, this is the episode for you. LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:07

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Deconstructing Dr. Tommy Wood; Developing Metabolic Efficiency And A Healthy Gut For The Win! (Part 2)

3/29/2024
I am pleased to introduce a rebroadcast of my Deconstructing Dr. Tommy Wood Insights, part 2 show! This episode covers a variety of topics, such as gut health and how it relates to autoimmune and other inflammatory conditions, polarized training, the benefits of consuming more food (and how you know when to dial it back), how long the (negative) effects of vegetable oil stay in your system, carbohydrates, and more. TIMESTAMPS: There’s a tremendous link between gut health and cognitive conditions like depression. [02:07] What is the problem with canola oil once in a while? [05:57] A lot of people find that just eliminating gluten from the diet, causes a quick improvement in digestive symptoms. [08:08] If you cut process carbs from your diet, you can meet your glucose needs in other ways. [09:17] Water retention plays a big part as a result of carbohydrate ingestion. [11:46] Going over the recommended maximum heart rate is not good. Learn about polarized training. [14:56] You can mess up your gut health by NOT doing polarized training. [20:02] An interesting point is that as an athlete doing a hard workout, you’re pushing yourself pretty hard, you’re depleting cellular energy. [20:39] Autophagy is a good thing: starving your cells of energy in contrast to overfeeding them. [22:03] Be careful about overdoing it. [24:21] Brad’s intuitive approach to Keto eating is working well for him. [25:38] If you have a “cheat day” you’ll have that concept in your brain and that means there’s something wrong with your baseline diet. [27:25] Why is it so difficult to keep our commitments aligned with our highest ideals? [29:51] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa BeanDr. Cate ShanahanDr. Phil Maffetone Ben Greenfield Dr. Tommy WoodArt DeVany Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:16

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Breather: Overtraining Symptoms Series - Cardiac Symptoms Of Overtraining

3/26/2024
Welcome to a new episode in the ongoing series of symptoms and signs of overreaching, overtraining, and burnout! This content has been inspired by the amazing, comprehensive look at overtraining that I’ve spent a long time working on and is unlike anything you will find anywhere. I intended this to be the go-to guide for everyone—whether you’re working with people as a coach, or if you just want to know your body and how the stress response can fool you into continuing to slam workouts and burn the candles at both ends. In this breather show, I talk about testing HRV (resting heart rate) and factors that can affect your measurements, checking blood pressure frequently, why it’s healthier to have greater variation in beat-to-beat intervals, why a metronomically beating heart is actually indicative of overstress patterns, and other cardiac symptoms you’ll want to know so you can avoid overtraining and burnout. LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:39

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Brad Kearns: Thoughts About The $2 Million Longevity Man Bryan Johnson

3/22/2024
My thoughts on the $2 million dollar anti-aging man? You’ll hear them all in this episode—I’m talking about Bryan Johnson and his highly debated lifestyle. You may have already heard of Bryan, a tech centi-millionaire based in Los Angeles, since he has become a pretty controversial figure and has faced a lot of ridicule for ridiculously regimented and heavily tested life (think biohacking, but on an extreme level). Based in Los Angeles, Bryan has dedicated his life to reversing the aging process and promoting his movement which he calls, “Don’t Die.” I will admit I used to view Bryan’s whole lifestyle as super weird, especially the $2 million dollars a year part, which seemed not just totally unrelatable, but also potentially uninteresting and inapplicable. However, I decided to learn more about Bryan and listened to interviews he gave with people like Gabby Reece, and I started to see something different—someone who was generous, interesting, and kind-hearted, who was genuinely just trying to do something grand to help humanity. As you will hear, I am not planning on implementing many of his methods, but I wanted to educate myself about him so I could share my thoughts about his lifestyle from an informed perspective. In this episode, I talk about the many elements of Bryan’s lifestyle and beliefs and share my personal opinions on his choices, such as my thoughts on Bryan’s assertion that AI is going to be the best way to care for our health (and make our lifestyle decisions) in the future, why sleep is his #1 priority, if I will consider emulating his early bed-time, his choice to adhere to a calorie deficient diet, and more. TIMESTAMPS: Bryan asserts that artificial intelligence is very quickly going to be the best way to care for our health. [04:48] Have we really lost our own free will and do we outsource our decision making? [07:42] We are all addicts to things like processed foods and processed sugar and illegal and legal substances. [11:36] Good sleep is still the number one habit of importance for health. [14:35] Are you open to outsourcing your athletic training and diet decisions to AI? [19:37] Brad discusses Bryan Johnson’s “perfected” diet. [25:43] The caloric restriction studies, as a key to longevity, are entirely based on animals rather than humans. [29:52] The problem of modern society is we, in general, eat too much, store too many calories and burn too few calories. [34:25] Brad describes his dietary practices and training regimen. He disagrees with Johnson. [37:24] Johnson contends that running cold also extends longevity. Brad disagrees. [42:20] The plant-based diet is okay for the right reasons, however, much of the beliefs about it are faulty. [47:07] Brad questions Johnson’s ideas about regimented exercise. It’s all about enjoying your fitness pursuits. [50:08] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageWild HealthGabby Reese Podcast with Bryan JohnsonBryan Johnson BlueprintThe Hacking of the American MindMetabolicalPrimal PrescriptionBiology of BeliefPodcast with Dr. Bruce LiptonAgeless Body, Timeless MindCarnivore Score Food Ranking ChartMinnesota Starvation ExperimentOverfat PandemicBryan's InstagramNew York Times article about Bryan Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert...

Duration:00:57:41

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Breather: Overtraining Symptoms Series - Could Libido Be The Single Best Regulator Of Training Stress-Rest Balance In Training?

3/19/2024
Welcome to another episode in the continuing series about signs and symptoms of overtraining, overreaching, and impending burnout. As you’ll hear in this episode, libido is the single best regulator of training, and I would argue that libido is a proxy for your overall state of heat and vitality, especially as you age, since cortisol doesn’t just antagonize testosterone—it antagonizes estrogen as well. LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:25

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Brad Kearns: How Therapeutic Cold Exposure Can Literally Reverse Aging

3/15/2024
We’re going to get really science-y in today’s episode, but thanks to my former podcast guest Dude Spellings and his brilliant interpretations of the research published by Dr. Jack Kruse on cold thermogenesis, we will be reviewing these mind-blowing insights in an easy to understand way. If you want to learn essential information about cold therapy, the science behind its benefits, and how it can actually reverse the aging process through therapeutic cold exposure by enhancing mitochondrial function (crucial to longevity, since mitochondrial dysfunction is the root cause of all disease), this is the episode for you. TIMESTAMPS: You can reverse the aging process through therapeutic cold exposure by enhancing mitochondrial function. [00:40] When water is cooled, its volume expands. When water heats up, its volume shrinks. [05:58] The faster you walk, the greater is your longevity potential. [08:16] Every year 98% of all the atoms in the human body have been exchanged. (Deepak Chopra) [14:07] The cold water forces your mitochondria to make heat and that heat shrinks the fluid inside your cell. [21:46] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comTake The (Cold) Plunge! Online CourseBrad’s Shopping pageTheColdPlunge.comCold Thermogenesis 7Ageless Body, Timeless MindB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:38

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Breather: Overtraining Symptoms Series - Twitchy Muscles, Skin Problems, Sore Throats

3/12/2024
In this show, we continue our discussion about symptoms of overtraining. The symptoms discussed in today’s show however, are particularly important because they are not symptoms that most people typically associate with overtraining. I’m talking about twitchy muscles, issues with your skin (acne, rashes, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and even excessively dry skin), and the sudden appearance of a sore, scratchy throat. As you will learn in this episode, even having the slightest scratchy, sore, or dry throat is a telltale, early warning sign of something more serious—and ignoring it and continuing to train will only cause more problems. Tune into this breather show if you want to learn more about important warning signs of overtraining and the most appropriate ways to respond to these symptoms when you experience them. LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:53

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Dr. Casey Means: Good Energy, Mitochondrial Health, And How To Overcome Our Broken Medical System

3/8/2024
Get ready for a powerful, informative, and passionate show with my good friend, Dr. Casey Means! It’s been four years since our first show, and Dr. Casey is back to talk about the culmination of her life’s work—her book Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health, which she wrote with her brother, Calley Means. In this show, Dr. Casey goes after the broken medical industrial complex, a subject that is of deep significance for her since (as she talked about in our first show) she used to be a dutiful doctor with the highest training possible who was just trying to do her best—until she realized how dysfunctional the whole system was. This was what sparked her decision to pursue a career in the alternative health world instead, and as you will hear, this issue has only become more important and personal to her since she experienced such deep frustration and pain while watching her mother die of a preventable disease. Listen to this episode if you want to learn about all the nuances of our profit-driven medical system, the science and details of how mitochondrial function essentially represents the essence of our health, why mitochondrial dysfunction represents the whole cause of all disease, the scary statistic about Americans and metabolic syndrome risk factors that shocked me, and more! Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. TIMESTAMPS: Brad introduces Dr. Casey Means, a physician who discusses some of the problems in the medical system. [01:00] There is a sense of discomfort with the trajectory that we’re going on as Americans. Much of it has to do with our food culture. [03:18] Casey uses the example of her 72-year-old mother who died even though she was considered a normal “healthy” person. [08:05] We are pointing the arrow at symptom management for what we think are all these different diseases and not looking inside the cell and treating there. [10:38] Every institution be it medical schools, pharmaceutical companies to hospitals to insurance companies makes more money when you are sick than if you are well. [15:13] “Everything in moderation” is such a common phrase. Do you want artificial pesticides in your food in moderation? Toxic substances in moderation? [25:00] We have been systemically disempowered as individuals to feel competent in understanding our own health. [31:34] Will it always pay off to eliminate processed foods or can people get away with continuing to eat the regular American diet? [35:12] What happens to the mitochondria when you consume nutrient-deficient ultra-processed food? [42:04] Most packaged frozen processed fast food contains all three kinds of processed foods, grains, sugar, seed oils. [49:06] Try to keep your blood sugar very stable in the morning to set yourself up for a successful day. [50:53] There are five food components Casey recommends that you want to make sure you include. [56:31] If you straighten up your food choices, within a couple of months you should have a decrease in metabolic disease like diabetes or pre-diabetes. [01:04:00] Why isn’t the medical community up-to-date on this whole dietary adjustment premise? [01:10:15] How do genetics come into play? [01:16:33] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa BeanPodcast with Casey MeansGood EnergyBody by ScienceCasey Means.com/good energyInstagram for Dr. CaseyCasey Means.com Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook:...

Duration:01:22:46

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Breather: Cortisol, Digestion, And Menstruation

3/5/2024
Here we go with another breather show in this series about overtraining symptoms, warning signs, and ways to take corrective action. As you can tell by the title of this show, this episode is all about the link between cortisol, digestion, and menstruation. You will learn about healthy cortisol function and why it’s essential for healthy living, symptoms of cortisol dysregulation to watch out for, how too much cortisol effects your body, the importance of regular meal times and how stress negatively impacts digestion and nutrient absorption, how overtraining and stress can alter the menstrual cycle, and more! LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:59

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Q&A: Optimal Sprint Duration, Genetics Of Sleep, Blue Zones Hype Vs. Truth, Brad Being Honest

3/1/2024
Great questions from listeners in this Q&A show, including the subtle and natural taste of B.rad Superfuel versus most ultra-sweet proteins, walking barefoot safely, if I can really “sprint” for 30,40,50 seconds? (no! that’s a HIIT session), are sleep requirements genetic? (yes—hear more in my show about sleep with RiseScience founder Jeff Kahn) and tips for custom designing a sensible cold therapy routine. I also talk about how Australia boasts 10% of our audience (guessing it’s probably because they love outdoor, active lifestyles), recommend blood tests for peak performers to strive for way better than today’s pathetic “normal”, and talk about if competitive mindsets are genetic or trainable (both!) and how to cultivate pure motivation as a triathlete by referencing my book, How To Improve Your (Triathlon) Time. Finally, I talk about the Blue Zones documentary—the inaccuracy of the cherry-picked and misrepresented “plant-based” attribute (Blue Zones eat well-sourced animal products), the real secret to Blue Zones longevity (such as extensive movement and strong social connections), whether or not I am completely honest about my own health and fitness journey, and if I’m willing to change my mind in regards to health information (if you’ve been listening to me for a while, you can guess this answer easily!). TIMESTAMPS: Kenny wants to share his enthusiasm for B.rad’s Whey Protein, even though at first, he thought the taste too bland. You want to be careful when reading labels. “natural flavoring” or “natural flavors” is code word for chemicals. [00:48] Are Peluvas superior to barefoot for making structural changes faster? [05:14] Aberdeen Shire Guitar Teacher asks: How long should you sprint to achieve the health benefits? A true sprint is anything that’s eight seconds or less in duration. [08:56] David Gifford works hard and really needs his sleep. How does that work with a spouse who is the opposite? [18:52] On YouTube, Red Eye asks about cold therapy sessions and the Shiver Protocol. [21:44] Alan Placencia from Australia wants input on blood tests. Getting a fasting insulin number is very important. The triglycerides to HDL ratio is also important. [25:32] Male hormone panels indicate how you compare for your age group. Unfortunately, there has been a steady decline in the average male testosterone level. {[31:30] James Hall asks to what extent do you reckon that mindset and mentality is genetic versus what is learned and trainable? [34:07] Alistair Henderson talks about Brad’s Triathlon book and about the Blue Zone, the long living peoples around the world that have an active, energetic lifestyle [36:31] Free Speech Joe commented on Apple Podcasts that he appreciates Brad’s style of honesty and flexibility. [41:24] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad’s Whey Protein + CreatinePeluva shoesPodcast with Dr. Craig MarkerPodcast with Jay FeldmanBrad’s Take the Cold Plunge CoursePodcast with Elle RussPaleo Thyroid SolutionHow to Improve Your Triathlon Time Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad...

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Breather: Overtraining Symptoms Series - Thirst, Overheating, Frequent Urination, And Sodium-Potassium Imbalance

2/27/2024
Welcome to another addition in our long series of commentary about the comprehensive signs of overreaching and overtraining. This content is inspired by the incredibly thorough look at all aspects of overtraining and remedies that is contained in the Primal Fitness Expert Certification course, and this topic is such an important one to discuss—it is so helpful and supportive to have extensive knowledge about how body works, as well as how it can fool you by over producing stress hormones and making you feel great, not sore, and full of energy so you continue to train harder and harder. As you will hear, you will always crash and burn eventually, so having an understanding the nuances of this and being able to identify the little signs that come up so you can take corrective action and back off (even if you’re feeling hyped up and energized to do more training) is an integral part of fitness and overall wellness. Tune into the episode to learn what excessive thirst often signifies, the symptoms of chronic dehydration and failure to hydrate optimally, the importance of rehydration and why merely chugging a gallon of water after a sweaty workout isn’t enough, how to ensure that your body absorbs all the fluid it needs, how you can determine when your autonomic nervous system is out of balance, and more! LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Schwank Grills:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Dr. Judson Brandeis: Should I Go On Hormone Replacement? And Popular Protocols For Perfecting Penile Performance

2/23/2024
I am so pleased to welcome Dr. Judson Brandeis, America’s favorite urologist, back to the show for a second interview! His Brandeis MD clinic is at the absolute cutting edge of male sexual wellness and longevity technology, and we talk about some of the treatments and protocols I went through when I was at his office for our first show. In this episode, we get further into the discussion of sexual health and how sexual function is a reliable indicator for your overall vascular health (in fact, diminished sexual function is a 10-year warning for eventual cardiovascular disease risk!) and talk about blood flow, how and why certain drugs work, and GAINSwave shockwave therapy to improve penile vascular health. You will learn about the science of erections and how you get erections, how to sustain them, where drugs like Cialis and Viagra help, and where they will just be bandaids on your dysfunctional vascular system. You will also hear about the benefits of certain drugs (such as Cialis, which decreases the incidence of heart attacks and improves urinary function, and Viagra, which reduces the risk of dementia) and the importance of testosterone optimization, both naturally and through pharmaceutical intervention, for sexual health and penile performance. BrandeisMD is a national leader in technology and innovations in sexual medicine. Dr. Judson Brandeis is the National Director of Clinical Excellence for GAINSWave and created the largest study of Shockwave Therapy for ED ever, and BrandeisMD was one of the first offices in California to offer PT-141, Oxytocin, and Apomorphine for erectile dysfunction. Listen to our previous interview linked below. TIMESTAMPS: If you are keeping your muscle mass, if you’re looking good in your body composition, this correlates directly with sexual function. [00:38] What tendencies does he see in his clinic at the different ages of the patients? [02:29] Gainswave is a high frequency shock wave treatment that’s designed for penile function. As you age, you begin to clog blood vessels. [04:45] You have to optimize the blood flow to the penis. [06:49] You need an injury response for blood to the penis like damaging the muscles tissue after bicep curl. [10:37] Nitric oxide boosters are a wonderful way to decrease blood pressure. [11:40] The psychological aspect is 50 percent of the whole process of erection. If your relationship is not where you want it to be, then it is not going to work. [16:56] If you are developing erectile dysfunction, it is important to see a doctor because taking a pill is not going to fix the underlying problem. [22:40] Going into Gainswave office because of erectile problems, is not a magical cure. One has to live a healthy lifestyle. [26:59] If you are not real active, your body won’t make as much testosterone. [32:43] The downsides of replacement therapy are growth of the prostate, although it does not cause cancer, and loss of hair. [35:10] Educate yourself about testosterone. There are many people harming themselves from misuse of what they think will help them. [38:27] It is important to understand the effects of testosterone therapy. You might be telling your testes to stop making their own. What is happening to your muscles? [49:16] Adequate sleep is most important for overall health. [56:24] To summarize, what are the messages for the patients from Dr. Brandeis? [58:52] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa BeanBrandeisMD.comGAINSWave.comB.rad Podcast Episode 466 with Dr. Judson BrandeisThe 21st Century Man Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like...

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Breather: Are Muscle Cramps Indicative Of Overtraining?

2/20/2024
There are two main types of cramps: sudden-onset and a severe localized cramp of a specific muscle (e.g., the right calf) is more likely due to central nervous system fatigue than dehydration or electrolyte depletion. Cramps that progress from mild to severe and are bilateral (i.e., both calves or both hamstrings) are more likely due to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Listen to this episode to discover how both types of cramps are not just bad luck that day or needing another scoop of electrolyte powder, but likely associated with overly-stressful workout patterns in general! LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:28

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Q&A: Fueling During Endurance Exercise, Losing Fat Quickly, Calcium Scans For Athletes, Adjusting MAF Heart Rates

2/16/2024
In this Q&A, I share the story of an ultra-endurance athlete who improved their health and lowered blood pressure by adding meat to their diet, if we need to consume fat (bacon and avocado!) during ultramarathons (short answer: no!), and whether or not I recommend eating fruit and high protein every day, regardless of athletic goals? I also share the story of a couple who lost lots of excess body fat in two months by using keto and intermittent fasting and talk about the importance of looking at the big picture of heart disease risk factors and doing further testing if necessary. Finally, should longtime extreme endurance athletes consider a CAC (coronary artery calcium scan), and can fit, older athletes add five beats or more to MAF heart rate? Maybe, but as you will hear in this episode, it’s also important to be conservative with MAF. TIMESTAMPS: Joe is asking about the changes he has made in his diet and what they brought about. If he is doing marathons, ultras and Ironman, it is not a good idea to introduce fasting into his regimen as he might not be getting enough protein. [00:24] If you are concerned about weight gain, remember that protein calories are not going to add body fat. [04:18] Participation in high endurance sports, even for 25 years, can bring high blood pressure, but you can find it decreases by adding red meat into the diet. [05:19] Joe is asking Brad if he is recommending fruit and protein every day no matter where you are in your training cycle? [07:10] Remember that snacking during endurance activity is not the best time to digest foods because the blood is diverted from your digestive system into your working extremities. [09:10] Chris shares how he and his wife found amazing changes in their lives after following Brad’s information on diet. [14:13] Ideally your body measurement should look at waist to height ratio. We want the waist circumference to be less than half of your height. [17:07] Scott in Palm Springs talks about one’s heart disease risk factors. He is recommending the CAC, Coronary Artery Calcium scan, especially for long time endurance athletes. [20:04] Brian, a cyclist, is asking about adding five beats to your maximum aerobic heart rate in certain circumstances. [24:36] Fat Max is the point where you are burning the maximum number of fat calories per minute during exercise. [29:46] Brian asks about what should he do when sprinting about keeping his heart rate under or over maximum heart rate. [32:42] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pagePrimal Endurance Mastery course (FREE bag of Whey Protein Superfuel if you sign up for the full course, just email us!)Keto Cooking for Cool DudesCarnivore Cooking for Cool DudesMaffetone.com B.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Wild HealthPlunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended...

Duration:00:36:23

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Breather: Symptoms of Overtraining During Workouts

2/13/2024
It’s important to pay close attention at all times to symptoms of overreaching and overtraining and take corrective action immediately (this is true for both novices and competitive types), and this episode will teach you how to do this. As you will hear, the best leading indicator of overtraining is a slower MAF test performance—this is where you complete a fixed course (e.g., 8 laps of the track, or pedal 4 miles on stationary bike), holding your heart rate as close as possible to “fat max” aka aerobic maximum, and record your time. A slower time means you are out of stress-rest balance, and this is true even if you are experiencing competitive success at higher heart rates. If you want to learn how to identify and handle overtraining symptoms, this is the episode for you! LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Plunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:43

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Dr. Elisha Goldstein - Mindfulness In The Age Of Distractibility And Hyper-Connectivity

2/9/2024
I have an awesome and beautiful rebroadcast episode for you today from Dr. Elisha Goldstein—founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA, along with his wife, co-founder Stefanie. They do incredible work there and this interview was one of the best discussions I’ve had for this show—and it will stop all us distracted, multitasking, text binging, social media addicted modern humans in our tracks and rock our world! We all know the dangers and drawbacks of hyper-connectivity and distractibility, and our diminishing focus and mindfulness in hectic modern life, but we seem to be collectively shrugging our shoulders, complaining a bit here and there, and carrying on, glued to our devices. My visit with Dr. Goldstein had a deep impact on me, because he explained beautifully how our repeated use of technology gets integrated into habit. We have engaged in “intentional practice and repeated it until it becomes automatic–until it becomes habit.” We often talk about habit-forming in a positive context, but what about undesirable, stress-producing behaviors that have become habits to our detriment? We know that humans are wired to respond with a dopamine burst to novel stimulation in our environment; in primal times it was a rustling in the bushes, today it’s the ding of text message. Dr. Goldstein explains that he too loves technology and while it can improve our lives in many ways, we have to be mindful and disciplined in our use of technology. In this episode, we discuss the difficulty of transforming to a new way of being because of the powerful force of habits and Dr. Goldstein explains how we can take control and experience more happiness and peace in daily life through three simple steps. Remember, habit retraining requires repetition and endurance. Dr. Goldstein has written books like Uncovering Happiness, The NOW Effect, Mindfulness Meditation, MSBR Every Day stands for (mindfulness based stress reduction). He operates the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles with his wife Stefanie. They offer an awesome six-month intensive online Course in Mindful Living with expert guidance and group support. Slow down, relax, and listen carefully to this show. TIMESTAMPS: Practicing mindfulness has brought tremendous peace to many who desperately need escape from the stresses of today’s life. [00:43] We are constantly pulled in many directions. [04:36] Hyperconnectivity can become a habit and therefore hard to control. [12:17] If you stop to rest or meditate, you might be inspiring the folks around you to take a break too. [16:08] Our behaviors are contagious to other people. [19:21] Learn to take note of when your body is bracing. [24:25] It is helpful to have some disciplined activity, especially first thing in the morning. [28:35] Peeling an orange changed Dr. Goldstein’s life. [33:34] The brain is always on the lookout for issues that can cause problems. [36:04] Blame is often misdirected when we have uncomfortable emotion. [38:20] Learn to really pay attention to yourself and others. [41:50] We are addicted to stimulation. There is surprising power of waiting/boredom. Imagine if you mastered restlessness and anxiety. [46:47] When you are relaxed, you are more open to inspiration. [51:55] Learn to forgive yourself for not doing something that you had intended to do. [54:02] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa BeanBrad’s cold plungeDr. Elisha GoldsteinMindfulness online course QUOTES: “ Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank...

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Breather: Understand Overreaching As Adaptive, But Dangerous

2/6/2024
“Overreaching” is a popular term to describe a period of escalated training that generates fitness improvements or competitive success, but which is not sustainable over the long term. As you’ll learn during this breather show, overreaching should be best characterized as early-stage overtraining—plenty of overreaching symptoms hint at imbalance and impending doom (they can certainly feel unpleasant), yet athletes often become intoxicated by the mood-elevating, painkilling effects of excess stress hormone production and the satisfaction of better workouts and superior competitive performances. Consequently, athletes routinely ignore overreaching symptoms, so they ultimately progress into a state of full-blown overtraining/burnout. LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Bean Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1 Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh Twitter: @bradleykearns YouTube: @brad.kearns TikTok: @bradkearns We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you! Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, I won’t promote anything that I don't absolutely love and use in daily life: PeluvaMito Red Light: GAINSWave:Plunge:Cold Plunge online course!B.rad Whey + Creatine SuperfuelOnline educational courses:Primal Fitness Expert CertificationMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Brad's Favorites on Amazon I have a newly organized shopping experience at BradKearns.com/Shop. Visit here and you can navigate to my B.rad Nutrition products (for direct order or Amazon order), my library of online multimedia educational courses, great discounts from my affiliate favorites, and my recommended health&fitness products on Amazon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:47

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Brad: Forget The Diet Wars! Focus On "Perform, Recover"

2/2/2024
I have had it with the stupid diet wars, so it’s time for a rant and an episode highlighting the big picture perspective of leading a healthy, active, energetic lifestyle and the benefits of focusing on “perform, recover, perform, recover”—my new mantra, which should supercede all the arguing and nitpicking we do about the particulars of plant-based vs animal-based diets, etc. This show was inspired by my friend sending me an innocent email reporting the results of a Stanford study that’s been getting a lot of headlines lately about identical twins who were each fed a different diet for eight weeks (one vegan, one animal based). I talk about the study in this show, including who funded the study in the first place (would you be shocked to learn it was a plant-based company?!), the importance of looking beyond headlines when it comes to health, and big picture insights that will help you navigate to the healthiest, most nutritious diet, and keep you on the path to longevity and disease prevention. TIMESTAMPS: Brad is discussing the confusion over diet research and points out that maintaining your fitness, your functional muscle strength and your cardiovascular fitness is the most important intervention for longevity. [02:14] Brad’s mantra is to perform, recover, perform, recover. At the top of his nutrition list is elimination of processed foods. [09:15] There are many studies of micronutrient different foods helping you compare and contrast all the nutrient values of plant-based vs. animal-based foods. [14:13] If you consume less junk food, you will live longer. [17:11] How does one know if his energy system is out of balance? One of the main symptoms is the spare tire. [23:15] Brad has changed the routine he adapted earlier where he was delaying breakfast. If you are not in energy toxicity, your blood work is okay, you have a satisfactory body composition, and are trying to live a healthy, active, energetic life, there is no rationale to engage in fasting or restrictive eating strategies. [32:06] Fasting is stressful but there are profound autophagy benefits as well. The brain burns about 20% of all our daily calories. [37:51] Move more. Eat more. What exactly is a calorie that we are obsessing about? [46:56] When you over-exert yourself, you get yourself into big trouble by kicking in very powerful compensation forces compelling you to overeat. [53:22] Human health and life expectancy have declined since the advent of civilization. [01:04:33] Sensitive people react to plant toxins and suffer from assorted autoimmune and inflammatory responses to those. [01:05:30] Brad has mentioned before how he always made green smoothies in the morning until he realized he reacted to the toxins in the vegetables. [01:13:07] If you are not eating leafy greens, how are you getting fiber? [01:21:28] Generally speaking, you are not getting enough protein when you are on a plant-based diet. [01:23:55] When talking about red meat versus chicken, fish, pork, and other sources of animal-based proteins, you need to understand where and how those animals are raised. [01:34:30] If you want to argue about the moral aspect of consuming animals, look at the statistics of cattle versus fish, chicken, turkeys, and others animals. [01:37:54] LINKS: Brad Kearns.comBrad’s Shopping pageB.rad Whey Protein Isolate Superfuel - The Best Protein on The Planet! Available in Two Delicious Flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cocoa BeanTwo Meals a DayCarnivore Score Food Ranking ChartPodcast with Jay Feldman (eat less exercise more is missing the point)Podcast with Jay Feldman (hormesis)Podcast with Jay Feldman (Ditch restrictive diets)Podcast with JayFeldman (Prioritizing carb burning)Minnesota Starvation ExperimentLester Wright, 100 year oldKeto Reset DietPodcast with Dr. Cate ShanahanBurnRip Esselstyn PodcastThe Primal BlueprintIs hormesis even healthy? (Feldman)Hormesis, Part two, (Feldman)Fiber MenaceSacred CowWild Idea Buffalo.com Join Brad for...

Duration:01:43:17