Category Archives: Primal Example Podcast Blog Post

PEP 40: Deficiencies in Vegan and Ketogenic Diets & Individualized Nutrition w/ Marty Kendall

Searching the internet for health information can leave readers with more questions than answers. Between health articles on mainstream news sites, nutrition “experts” with financial agendas and supplement pushing bodybuilding folks, it’s harder than ever to find accurate health information. On episode 40, Joe spoke with Marty Kendall from Optimising Nutrition… Read more »

PEP 39: Oral Myth Busting: The Truth About Teeth Whitening, Activated Charcoal and Mouthwash with Dr. Al Danenberg

What if everything you thought you knew about taking care of your mouth was wrong?  With an astonishing 90% of US adults having some form of gum disease, the latest research has shown that many popular oral care practices might be harmful to your health. From the traditional to the trendy,… Read more »

PEP 38: Circadian Rhythm, Blue-Light, Melatonin & Chocolate

When it comes to the most important lifestyle factors for optimal health, light exposure takes the cake. Sure, food and exercise are important. But did you know that being exposed to artificial light can change what your body does with the food you eat? Recent research has linked artificial light exposure to… Read more »

PEP 37: Coconut Oil vs The American Heart Association & Q&A Part 2

Here we go again. The American Heart Association released a report this week urging Americans avoid coconut oil due to its saturated fat content. Joe weighs in on this report and sheds light on cholesterol and inflammation as they relate to heart disease. Aside from going on a rant about saturated… Read more »

PEP 36: Q&A, Heat Shock Proteins, HIIT vs. Jogging, Maintaining Strength While Losing Fat & More

If you have been jogging in an attempt to lose weight but not seeing any results, there’s a reason for that. Traditional cardio approaches like moderate intensity jogging is not an effective weight loss tool. HIIT exercises like tabatas have been shown to be far more effective at losing stubborn… Read more »

PEP 35: Skin Health, Sugar, Hormones & Smoothies with Dr. Trevor Cates

Ever think that your cosmetic products could be making you fat? Chances are that at some point today, you used a skin product that contains classified “obesogens,” which can activate your fat genes. On average, both men and women use around 9 personal care products daily, leaving us exposed to around 126 different ingredients constantly…. Read more »

PEP 34: Thermodynamics of food, Macros, Micros & Our 5 Pillars of Healthy Weight Loss

In episode 34 of the podcast, Joe and Amber unveil their 5 pillars of healthy weight loss. They also discuss the thermodynamics of food, why calories matter (but aren’t the only thing that matters) and why protein is an integral part of a healthy weight loss strategy. The 5 Pillars… Read more »

PEP 33: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Overcoming Cognitive Decline using a Ketogenic Diet with Amy Berger

In episode 33 of the podcast, Joe and Amber speak with Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer Antidote, to shed light on why Alzheimer’s Disease is being regarded as ‘type 3 diabetes” and “diabetes of the brain” within various health/medical circles. Without a cure or significantly successful treatment in sight, mainstream media has dubbed… Read more »

PEP 31: How Stress, Alcohol, Protein & Bodybuilding Affect Ketosis with Luis Villasenor of Ketogains

In episode 31 of The Primal Example Podcast, Luis Villasenor of Ketogains and the PEP duo get to the bottom of what it really means to be ketogenic, or to burn ketones instead of glucose for energy.  How does bodybuilding while keto work? How do stress and alcohol affect ketosis?… Read more »