Sep 23

077: Matt Gallant & Wade Lightheart on BiOptimize Your Life

Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart are the CEO and President, respectively, of BiOptimizers, a company whose current core focus is to fix and optimize digestion.

Our mission is dedicated to discover, present and share strategies backed by cutting edge research that lead to Healthy High Performance. We believe our products empower humanity to achieve an optimal state of well-being in the body, mind and soul, holistically defined as BiOptimization.

In this episode, Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart talk about:

  • Matt’s 26-year journey with keto
  • “Anabolic Diet” book
  • 4 main health goals
  • Cycling carbs and cycling calories
  • Cycling for weight loss
  • Triggering survival mechanisms
  • Ghrelin – what it is and how it works
  • Extended calorie deprivation
  • Gaining more than 40 pounds of fat in 11 weeks
  • Women and weight maintenance
  • Understanding hormonal mechanisms
  • Strategic refeeds
  • Diets and food fears
  • Study on diet cycling
  • Feasting gene
  • The psychological benefits of cycling/refeeding
  • Making a list of your cravings
  • What happens to leptin during a refeed
  • How cravings destroy progress
  • How the body adapts to refeeds
  • Metabolic energy boosting
  • Sociological and physiological dysfunction of dieting
  • Importance of muscle mass
  • Strategy for refeeds when doing keto
  • Calorie deficits and refeeds
  • What happens to muscle during a refeed
  • Phases of keto-adaptation
  • When to start incorporating refeeds in a keto lifestyle
  • How to indulge on cravings without the negative consequences
  • Evolution of refeeds
  • When and how to use Masszymes, Gluten Guardian, and Hydrochloric acid (HCL)
  • The effects of undigested protein on the body
  • Digestion’s impact on health and longevity
  • HCL production and age
  • HCL for inflammation
  • 3 areas where digestion goes wrong
  • ER visits and gastrointestinal issues
  • Lipase
  • Maximizing the benefits of refeed days
  • Probiotics on refeed days
  • Transient and colonizing probiotics
  • How to achieve perfect digestion
  • “The Longevity Code” book
  • Taking enzymes on an empty stomach
  • Gluten Guardian for dairy digestion
  • Eating socially
  • Vacation eating strategy
  • Weight-gaining factors
  • Correcting 99% of the populations’ digestive issues

Featured Guest

Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart


BiOptimizers Website (Use KETOGENICLIVING20 for 20% off)

Sep 16

076: Lisa Simone Richards on Secrets to Succeeding in the Fitness Industry (and in Life!)

Lisa Simone Richards is a publicist for fitness business owners who want to build their authority to grow their business. She helps her clients get free exposure using PR to get in front of their ideal client, and build the awareness, buzz and credibility that gets clients running TO you.

When she’s not shooting national TV segments or working with editors on magazine features, you can find her swinging a kettlebell, getting her zen on at hot yoga, or shopping at her local farmer’s market.

In this episode, Lisa Simone Richards talks about:

  • Imposter Syndrome
  • The difference between information and transformation
  • How to get the most out of an Audible book for personal development
  • The root of Imposter Syndrome
  • The real reason you procrastinate
  • Why negative comments are actually awesome
  • The benefit of being polarizing
  • Where confidence comes from
  • One thing to do right now to overcome imposter syndrome

Featured Guest

Lisa Simone Richards


Lisa’s Website

Sep 09

075: Glenn Livingston on Never Binge Again

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry.

You may have seen his (or his company’s) previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page. You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio, or UPN TV.

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants.
Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.
After today’s interview you are definitely going to want to grab a copy of his book: Never Binge Again: Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person…on the Food Plan of Your Choice!

In this episode, Glenn Livingston talks about:

  • Dr. Livingston’s personal journey
  • Psychology behind eating
  • Obsessive thoughts about food
  • Reptilian brain
  • Components of processed foods
  • Super-sized stimuli
  • Emotional triggers for sweet, salty, and soft, chewy carbs
  • Mentally justifying cravings
  • Making food rules that you can live with
  • Drawing a line between constructive and destructive thoughts about food
  • Two types of deprivation
  • Tips for journaling and creating food rules
  • Creating rules that support mindfulness
  • Challenging the “pig” to prevent the element of surprise
  • Planning to eat for specific events
  • Character trumps willpower
  • “I’m the kind of person who…”
  • Developing a dual mindset
  • The problem with aiming for progress instead of perfection
  • Why it’s important to yell at yourself
  • How to update your food rules
  • Reprogramming yourself to think like a permanently thin person
  • Decision fatigue
  • Rules vs. Guidelines for dangerous trigger points
  • Addiction to dieting
  • The “biological error” concept
  • Drugs in our food
  • The one thing you can do right now to stop binging

Featured Guest

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D.


Never Binge Again Website

Sep 02

074: Dr. Will Cole on The Inflammation Spectrum

Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine practitioner, specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors and customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, and more.

He consults locally in the Pittsburgh area as well as webcam and phone consultations for people across the country and around the world.

Dr. Cole is a health writer for international publications such as mindbodygreen and lectures nationally. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Ketotarian, in which he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one.

Dr. Cole is the genius behind the forthcoming book, The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System, a revolutionary new plan to discover the foods your unique body loves, hates, and needs to feel great.

In this episode, Dr. Will Cole talks about:

  • Functional medicine vs mainstream medicine
  • The “functional range” of wellness
  • Identifying root cause issues
  • Defining the Inflammation Spectrum
  • Chronic issues all have an inflammatory component
  • One side of the Spectrum to the other side
  • Hope for diagnosis
  • Lifestyle choices that cause inflammation levels
  • Lack of inflammatory balance
  • Pregnancy and the Inflammation Spectrum
  • Fluctuations of inflammation
  • Taking the Inflammation Quiz throughout life
  • Additional testing recommendations
  • How quickly people can start feeling better
  • Larger trajectory of healing
  • Environmental toxins and inflammation
  • Changing genetic expression
  • Having kids take the Inflammation Quiz
  • The role of natural supplements in reducing inflammation
  • The Inflammation Spectrum tool box
  • Finding what you need to live your best life
  • Grace and clarity
  • Intentionally feeling great

Featured Guest

Dr. Will Cole


Dr. Will Cole’s Website

Aug 26

073: Autumn Smith on Real Food Nutrition for Mental and Physical Wellness

Autumn Fladmo Smith is the co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and a Certified FDN Practitioner.

Her passion for health began with her own struggles with IBS and anxiety: despite a career as a professional dancer and celebrity fitness trainer, Autumn’s own health was in shambles.

Desperate for a cure, she and her husband Chas stumbled upon the paleo diet in 2011 and within a month of beginning it, her health was completely transformed. Autumn then made it her mission to share the information she had learned with as many people as possible.

She is now the co-founder of Paleovalley, an organic whole-food supplement and paleo snack food company that prioritizes nutrient density and food quality.

In 2018, she took things a step further and launched her second business with her husband: Wild Pastures, a regenerative pasture-based meat delivery service. Wild Pastures makes supporting sustainable agriculture and local, small farms easy for consumers.

She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and their son, Maveric.

In this episode, Autumn Smith talks about:

  • Autumn’s personal health struggles
  • Mental health struggles
  • Super fit but not well
  • Healing with Paleo
  • Difficulty in finding good snacks while traveling
  • Going hardcore with Paleo
  • Importance of being low carb for energy
  • 3 things to understand about diet and mental health
  • Identifying inflammation
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • 3 days of tracking in cronometer for nutrient identification
  • Learning how to balance blood sugar
  • How our bodies respond to food is as unique as our fingerprints
  • Most protective foods for mental health issues
  • Autumn’s green shake recipe
  • Understanding where ingredients come from
  • The truth about “free-range” and “grass-fed”
  • How the treatment of animals impacts the taste of the meat
  • Why to avoid encapsulated citric acid
  • Grass-fed meat as best food to protect against anxiety
  • Importance of Vitamin C in its whole form
  • Vitamin C as a natural adderall
  • Vitamin C for viral infections
  • The awesome power of apple cider vinegar
  • Acne and gut health
  • Moving cows around to stimulate grass growth and regenerate soil

Featured Guest

Autumn Smith



Aug 19

072: Krishna Kaliannan on Cereal: It’s Back on the Menu (and it’s Keto!)

Krishna Kaliannan has never run from anything, including a life-altering diagnosis. After managing Type-1 diabetes for years, he was frustrated with a lack of healthy breakfast options and decided to do something about it.

As founder of Catalina Crunch, Krishna prides himself in helping healthy eaters everywhere discover that low-carb breakfasts don’t have to sacrifice flavor or fun.

In this episode, Krishna Kaliannan talks about:

  • Type-1 Diabetes diagnosis at age 18
  • Difference between T-1 and T-2 diabetes
  • Forms of insulin resistance
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Choosing the low carb route to manage T1D and epilepsy
  • Rising cost of insulin
  • Creating a crunchy keto breakfast
  • Early recipe fails
  • Cost of keto ingredients
  • Catalina Flour
  • Replacing gluten as a binder
  • Potato fiber as an ingredient
  • Choosing soluble fibers for gut health
  • Monk fruit as a sweetener instead of sugar alcohols
  • Three Catalina Crunch flavors – inspiration
  • Ways to enjoy Catalina Crunch
  • 10% discount for Straight-Up Wellness listeners: StraightUp10

Featured Guest

Krishna Kaliannan


Catalina Crunch Website (Use discount code StraightUp10 for 10% off!)

Aug 12

071: Matt Gallant on Cyclical Keto for Lifelong Strength and Wellness

Matt Gallant is a poker champion, an ex-rock guitarist, a serial entrepreneur (who’s built 13 companies in the last 20 years), a strength and conditioning coach with a degree in kinesiology, and the CEO and co-founder of a company called BiOptimizers.

BiOptimizers has been optimizing digestion since 2004. Their mission is to discover, present, and share supplement products and health strategies backed by cutting-edge research that leads to a happier, healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.

BiOptimizers creates products to empower their customers to achieve an optimal state of well-being in the body, mind, and soul, which the company holistically defines as BiOptimization. Over the past 15 years, BiOptimizers have helped people find natural solutions for difficult digestive problems.

In this episode, Matt Gallant talks about:

  • Matt’s 26-year journey with the ketogenic diet
  • Cyclical keto
  • Sustainability of keto
  • Three key milestones in a ketogenic journey: 2 weeks, 3 months, 1 year
  • First two weeks are ideal for keto products such as ketone salts, esters, and kApex
  • What causes keto digestive issues
  • Combating low energy on keto
  • Carb loading 1X per week
  • Calorie loading for hormone optimization
  • How long to be strict keto before attempting a carb-load
  • The dual-fuel concept
  • Matt’s workout schedule
  • Choosing calorie goals for refeed days
  • What to consume on refeed days
  • Why inflammation blocks fat loss
  • Supplements for blood sugar regulation, and how and went to take them
  • Tips to stay healthy while traveling
  • Combating food poisoning and parasites
  • Combating hangovers
  • Cleansing parasites
  • Viome to test gut biome to choose the foods to eat
  • Importance of testing your body before blindly following a diet

Featured Guest

Matt Gallant


Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures
BiOptimizers Website (Use discount code KetogenicLiving20 for a 20% Discount!)

Aug 05

070: Dr. Felice Gersh on fasting, PCOS, and aging gracefully

Dr. Felice Gersh is double Board-Certified in OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. This was followed by a four-year internship and residency in OB/GYN at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. More recently she completed a 2-year fellowship program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

She specializes in all aspects of female health, with a particular focus on managing female hormonal dysfunctions.

In addition to her many national and international speaking engagements, she works full time as the Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. She served many years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the Keck/USC School of Medicine and currently serves as a Consultative Faculty member with the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Dr. Gersh has been awarded membership in the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, named the outstanding volunteer faculty for the OB/GYN Department at USC-Keck School of Medicine, and identified as a Physician of Excellence for Orange County 16 years in a row.

She has recently completed her first book, PCOS SOS: a Gynecologist’s Lifeline to Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones, and Happiness, which is now available for purchase on Amazon.

In this episode, Dr. Felice Gersh talks about:

  • Fasting benefits
  • Groups of women who can benefit the most from fasting
  • Time-restricted eating for healing
  • Function of mitochondria
  • The liver’s role in metabolic health
  • Multifaceted approach to healing
  • Dangers of birth control
  • The Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD)
  • Autophagy and mitophagy for a longer lifespan
  • Prolon protocol
  • Why women should not be in a constant state of ketosis
  • Dr. Gersh’s nutritional recommendations
  • When women should not fast
  • What happens to our brains and bodies when we breastfeed
  • Exercise recommendations

Featured Guest

Dr. Felice Gersh


Integrative Medical Group of Irvine
Dr. Gersh’s Website
Dr. Gersh’s Book
For Consumers: Use the code Ketoliving for a discount
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Jul 29

069: Taylor Johnson on Esports: Innovative Technology for Optimizing Performance, in Gaming and in Life.

Taylor Johnson has an incredible mind when it comes to looking at all aspects of performance. He came from collegiate and professional sport, including the NFL San Francisco 49ers, and has become laser-focused on utilizing his insights to create and support performance cultures from the ground up in gaming and esports.

He stands for promoting health and wellness to millions of people worldwide through esports. His work includes building comprehensive programs and initiatives in training, research, and education for professional esport organizations, consulting esport startups on go-to market strategies, and designing performance training camps for all ages.

Taylor has both a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Biology as well as certifications in strength and conditioning training, corrective exercise, nutrition, and sports performance.

In this episode, Taylor Johnson talks about:

  • What are eSports
  • Evolution of eSports
  • How do eSports help promote health and wellness among children
  • Encouraging gamers to move and eat healthy
  • 3 things holding gamers back from healthy movement
  • Shaping the training environment
  • Overuse injuries and prevention
  • eSports scholarship opportunities
  • Demographics
  • Burnout
  • Toxic Environments
  • Improving communication
  • Getting started – best games
  • eSports communities
  • Most important tips for parents
  • Where our listeners can find and follow

Featured Guest

Taylor Johnson


Taylor Johnson Performance

Jul 22

068: Cameron George on The Calming Health Benefits of Kava

Cameron George is the co-founder of Kavaplex, a ready-to-use full-spectrum kava oil.

Cameron became ill in 2009 with a severe autoimmune condition while in his second year of college at the University of Arkansas. An avid distance runner, this seemingly-normal 19 year-old began spiraling into an immune/nervous system crash leaving him weak, tired and unmotivated.

The next few years were horrific as his health and mental cognition steadily declined. Going from doctor to doctor in various cities throughout the country, medication to medication…nothing was helping.

He was running out of foods that he could eat and now he was running out of water choices. Just when things seemed to be at rock bottom the unthinkable happened…his body began to refuse all food AND water. Everything that touched his lips caused his body to go into convulsions and he was unable to eat or drink for 12 days.

While researching on the internet he found stories and podcasts of Dr. Dan Pompa of Park City, Utah. Upon contacting Dr. Pompa the family was fortunate to have him sign on as Cameron’s health coach to teach him how to cleanse and feed his body so his body could then heal itself.

He and Dr. Pompa discussed trying Kava in various forms to potentially calm his nervous system and reduce the severity of reactions. It was not overnight, it took time and it tasted awful, but it was working beautifully!

Cameron’s return to health embedded in him a burning desire to share this path to health with everyone who needs it. Today his goal is to help the millions that are suffering, by using the root of the amazing kava plant.

In this episode, Cameron George talks about:

  • Cameron’s personal health journey
  • What is Kava?
  • Properly extracting kava for effectiveness
  • Noble kavas
  • Main benefits of kava
  • Kava for fasting and ketosis
  • The interesting taste of kava
  • How do you take it?
  • Cumulative effect
  • Testing kava
  • Anyone who should not take kava?
  • Where to find and follow Cameron

Featured Guest

Cameron George


Kavaplex Website
Order Kavaplex (use discount code 30DAY for 30% off!)

Jul 15

067: Amy Monson on Keto Wellness for the Whole Family

Amy Monson was born and raised in a small farming community in rural Minnesota. In July of 1997, she joined the MN Army National Guard.

Amy ended up with a 20-year career and three overseas deployments: Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Believe it or not, Afghanistan was where she found her interest in agriculture and decided to go back to school in order to learn about our food systems from crops to animals.

Amy received her BS in General Agriculture with a minor in AG Education from North Dakota State University in 2015. She really enjoyed school, so she continued with Graduate School. She graduated in 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Education. Amy then began her teaching career as an Agriculture teacher in the public education system. In June of 2018, Amy retired from the MN Army National Guard after 20+ years of service.

Amy and her husband, Paul, were blessed with 3 kids in December of 2014, after fostering for a year they were able to adopt all three kids! With kids that were adopted from the foster care system, they all came with their own special needs and circumstances.

Amy started researching the Keto lifestyle for herself and found the great benefits it could offer her kids. Amy is very passionate about the Keto lifestyle, which is why she became a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach so she could help others and their families achieve their goals using this lifestyle.

In this episode, Amy Monson talks about:

  • What is your background, and what made you adopt a ketogenic lifestyle?
  • How do you manage keto with your family?
  • What have been some of the major benefits you have seen both for yourself, as well as your kids?
  • How do you deal with your kids’ nutrition when they are eating outside of the home?
  • What inspired you to write your cookbook, Mission Keto?
  • What can we expect to find in your book?
  • Favorite recipes from the cookbook
  • Where can we buy the book?
  • Where can our listeners connect with you online?

Featured Guest

Amy Monson


Amy’s Website
Mission: Keto Family Cookbook
Mission:Keto Facebook Group

Jul 08

066: Laura Rupsis on Ancestral Living for Optimal Health and Fitness

Laura Rupsis is a CrossFit affiliate owner and trainer, Nutrition/Health Coach and Primal Lifestyle Resource. Laura is committed to coaching others into a healthy, real food, holistic lifestyle that best suits the unique metabolic and lifestyle needs of each individual.

After spending 20 years in finance, Laura adopted an Ancestral diet and lifestyle in her journey
to get well after battling a mysterious chronic illness that, to this day, was never diagnosed. The
diagnosis proved to be irrelevant when ditching inflammatory foods, managing stress, sleeping
and moving more proved to be the cure.

She earned her first health coach certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012 where she studied over 100 different dietary theories. Based on her personal experience and years of independent research, she quickly learned that there are NOT 100 VALID dietary theories and an “Ancestral” approach to diet and lifestyle was the most effective.

Laura found CrossFit in 2012 in an effort to find a whole body, fully functional fitness program and fell in love with it. It is also where Laura met and married CrossFit trainer Brad Rupsis. In 2014 Laura and Brad opened Absolution CrossFit in La Grange, IL.

Laura also aligned herself with the Primal Health Coach Certification program in 2014. As a
matter of fact, Laura believed in the Ancestral lifestyle so much, she joined the Primal HealthCoach Institute team in 2016. She is the admissions director, a staff coach to the communities
coaches and also co-hosts the Health Coach Radio podcast.

On top of all this, as a working mother of 4 children, Laura understands the demands of today’s
busy lifestyle and the detrimental impact the dietary choices so many of us make in the interest
of convenience.

Laura Certifications Include: CF Level 1, MovNat L1, IIN Certified Health Coach, Certified Primal
Health Coach.

In this episode, Laura Rupsis talks about:

  • What is the Ancestral Lifestyle?
  • Biggest reason we are fat, sick, unhealthy
  • What is your own story behind adopting this way of eating and living?
  • What is the difference between Primal, Paleo and Keto?
  • Is organic required for Primal?
  • What are some of the major health benefits of a primal diet?
  • What is the best resource for more information on the primal lifestyle?
  • Tell us about Primal Health Coach Institute – what it is, how it works, who it’s for
  • Where can we go to become a Primal Health Coach?

Featured Guest

Laura Rupsis


Primal Health Coach Institute
Health Coach Radio Podcast
Primal Blueprint Books
Mark’s Daily Apple

Jul 01

065: P. Brendon Lundburg on The Future of Chronic Pain Treatment

With a vision to build the safest, most consistently effective and appealing solution to the epidemic of chronic pain, Brendon Lundburg co-founded Radiant Pain Relief Centres. The centers use FDA approved and Mayo Clinic tested treatment for chronic pain called Scrambler Therapy, a chronic pain solution that will not result in addiction.

Brendon combines his mission to change the way chronic pain is treated with deep experience in healthcare management, marketing, business development, and sales.

Prior to opening the first center in 2014, Brendon played key operational and business development roles for the Portland Business Journal and Inc. Magazine, and was the Director of Sales and Marketing for another Portland-based medical device start-up. Brendon holds a BS in business marketing and an MBA.

In this episode, P. Brendon Lundburg talks about:

  • How big is the chronic pain problem?
  • What do most people think is the reason why they are suffering from chronic pain?
  • What is actually the reason behind chronic pain?
  • How is this issue contributing to the opioid epidemic?
  • How does Radiant’s Scrambler Therapy work?
  • Is there anyone who is not a candidate for Radiant’s Scrambler Therapy?
  • What is the journey of an average client?
  • Where are your centers located?
  • What role does personal development play in health transformation?
  • Where can we find and follow you for treatment advice?
  • Should we move if we’re in pain?
  • Tip for listeners dealing with chronic pain

Featured Guest

P. Brendon Lundburg


Radiant Pain Relief Centres
Free copy of Radiant Relief
Inc. Magazine review of Radiant Relief book

Jun 24

064: Tracee Gluhaich on Keto, Mindset, and Self-Care for Women

Tracee Gluhaich is the High Energy Girl! Integrative Health Coach living on a certified organic farm in California. She’s a Personal Trainer who loves kicking butt in boot camps, loving wife to her husband of more than 20 years, and mom of three amazing boys.

Tracee is the host of the High Energy Girl podcast & the Be Well, Be Keto podcast, and just authored a book: No Fricken Weigh! 21 Days to Ditch the Diet and Lose Weight the Keto Way.

Tracee is passionate about fitness, food, and inspiring women to ditch the quick fix and commit to lasting lifestyle changes. To seek strong, not skinny; to find health, not a number on the scale; to be fit, not a jean size.

In this episode, Tracee Gluhaich talks about:

  • Biggest issues women are facing regarding physical and mental health
  • Scale is not a measurement of health
  • Importance of fitness
  • Best ways to track progress
  • Sleep and stress – need to focus on self-care
  • Body image – have you always had a pretty positive body image?
  • Inspiration for No Fricken Weigh
  • 21 days of mindset, foods, self-care
  • BioEnergetix
  • Chi Gong
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Broccoli Sprouts
  • Vegetables and keto
  • One thing to do right now to have a positive impact on your health

Featured Guest

Tracee Gluhaich


Tracee’s Website
High Energy Girl Podcast
Be Well, Be Keto Podcast
Heal Documentary
Prime Protein, Vanilla
Ninja Food Chopper
Easy Sprout

Jun 17

063: Jeremy Hendon on Superfood Supplements to Power your Health

Jeremy Hendon grew up in Georgia, studied at Emory and UC Berkeley, and practiced law for a little while.

For much of his life, Jeremy was overweight and unable to consistently find a way to get healthy. That’s a big part of the reason why he co-founded Louise’s Foods, 2 health magazines,, and now

He’s also co-authored multiple books, had his products featured on national TV, and has lived in 9 different countries over the last 5 years.

In this episode, Jeremy Hendon talks about:

  • Jeremy’s story of overcoming being overweight and unable to find a sustainable, healthy lifestyle
  • Importance of fiber with a ketogenic diet
  • The difference between pre and probiotics
  • Choosing supplements – do you even need them?
  • Forming a healthy gut microbiome
  • Monk fruit sweetener and gut health
  • Ingestible vs. topical collagen
  • Keto Upgrade vs. other exogenous ketones

Featured Guest

Jeremy Hendon


Keto Summit

Jun 10

062: Ben Knox and Brandon Mackie on Clean, Real-Food Keto Snacks and Drinks

Ben Knox and Brandon Mackie are the founders of Keto Farms, a fast-growing online food company that provides clean, on-the-go foods for healthy living.

They have a “from the Earth” philosophy: real foods, simple/natural ingredients, and no sweeteners or additives of any kind. Keto Farms uses only the highest quality ingredients, obsessing over the origin and story behind each one.

They have two product lines, instant Keto Beverages and ready-to-enjoy Keto Snack Mix.

In this episode, Ben Knox and Brandon Mackie talk about:

  • What motivated them to found Keto Farms
  • How their ingredients are sourced
  • The process behind coming up with the beverages and snack mixes
  • Why are sprouted nuts so important?
  • How Keto Farms products solve some of the biggest problems faced by those wanting to eat a well-formulated ketogenic diet
  • Where to purchase Keto Farms products
  • Resources available to consumers on the Keto Farms website

Featured Guest

Ben Knox and Brandon Mackie


Start Every Day with Keto Coffee
27 Clean Keto Snacks You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now
Why Tim Ferriss Avoids Sweeteners of Any Kind
Keto Farms Website
Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Wendy’s Frosty
[3 Ingredient] Salted Almond Butter Fat Bombs

Jun 03

061: Dr. Tom Incledon on Understanding your Physiology to Improve Health and Performance

Dr. Tom Incledon is a world-renowned expert in human health and performance is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Causenta Wellness and Cancer Treatment Center, where he’s bringing a unique approach to healthcare and cancer treatment that’s never been done before.

Throughout his career, Tom has revolutionized the way over 40,000 people have achieved their health and performance goals, and he’s seen it all. With Causenta, he is pioneering a new data-based approach to cancer treatment that combines “traditional” and non-conventional practices.

Tom holds multiple degrees in Management, Nutrition, Kinesiology, and a Ph.D. in Physiology. He’s also a member of 30+ scientific organizations, has trained at the Olympic level in weightlifting, and hosts a regular podcast on health, fitness, and cancer treatment.

In this episode, Tom Incledon talks about:

  • How Dr. Tom got into fitness and nutrition
  • Availability of testing
  • Cost of healthcare
  • Why we don’t run around like kids anymore
  • Getting the whole family on board
  • How diet trends begin
  • The marketing tactics behind diet books
  • What to do if you are doing everything right but still not healthy
  • Power and importance of sleep
  • Treating pain
  • The real make-up of the body
  • Food allergies as a sign of other health issues
  • Becoming a Master of Inner Body Awareness
  • Where to find and follow Dr. Tom

Featured Guest

Tom Incledon


Causenta Wellness
Ask Dr. Tom Podcast

May 27

060: Dr. Sonya Jensen on Mind and Body Wellness for Women

Dr. Sonya Jensen is a mom of 2 boys, a business owner, a yoga teacher, a workshop leader and a Women’s Health Expert. After years of working closely with Women and their families her mission and purpose has become clear, to Inspire women so they can live free and balanced lives.

She’s a graduate of British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University where she received a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. Pulled in the direction of helping others since the age of 5, Dr. Sonya pursued Naturopathic Medicine after University to explore the body’s healing potential and learn how to share it with patients.

Dr. Sonya runs monthly workshops, retreats and has her own podcast called Women N Wellness. She believes it is her job as a Parent, Doctor, Employer, and Teacher to strive to be the best version of herself in physical, mental, and emotional health. It is through this work she hopes to create a ripple effect in the world, to create more health, self-love and joy.

In 2009, Dr. Sonya and her husband Dr. Nicholas Jensen opened Divine Elements Naturopathic Family Wellness in Vancouver, British Columbia where they help clients create lasting changes in their overall health and well-being for the entire family.

In this episode, Dr. Sonya Jensen talks about:

  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Call to healing at the age of 5
  • How a woman’s brain works
  • The role of the progesterone hormone in women
  • How to get out of the fight-flight state
  • Recognizing moments of “reaction”
  • Children as partners and friends
  • Journaling, meditation, and yoga for self-awareness
  • Morning bliss routine
  • Our thoughts and our health

Featured Guest

Dr. Sonya Jensen


Heal Documentary
Divine Elements Naturopathic Family Wellness
Sonya’s Website
Women N Wellness Podcast

May 20

059: Cory Conklin on Creative Keto Cooking: Spice Up Your Keto Meals

Cory Conklin is a husband, father and the Creative Keto Cook. For many years Cory has been eating a low carb diet off and on with some success.

At his highest, he weighed almost 280 lbs, and at his lowest, got down to 190 lbs. Unfortunately, it was not sustainable, and he got back up to over 230 lbs.

Right before Thanksgiving of 2017 Cory’s wife challenged him to lose weight, and on Thanksgiving day he started my journey on a Keto Lifestyle.

Cory grew concerned that the vast majority of spice blends that are available today have sugar as one of the main ingredients. Many of the spices and blends also have other ingredients in them such as anti-caking agents which do not work when living a Keto life.

In December of 2017 Cory decided to start Select Savory Seasonings to give people access to Fresh, Gourmet, Sugar Free, Additive Free, and Gluten Free Rubs, Spices, and Seasonings and to help them make good tasting food that is good for them.

As the Creative Keto Cook, Cory wants to show people that they can afford to eat Keto, that is it easy to cook Keto meals and that there are lots of food options when living the Keto Lifestyle.

In this episode, Cory Conklin talks about:

  • Cory’s story
  • Going keto with kids
  • Hardest part of adopting a ketogenic lifestyle
  • Common “complaints” from people getting started with Keto
  • How seasonings may cause weight loss stalls
  • Shelf life of seasonings
  • Select Savory Seasonings spice blends
  • Favorite ways to use spices

Featured Guest

Cory Conklin


Select Savory Seasonings
15% Discount Link (or enter KETOSUMMIT Discount Code)
My Keto Spices
Select Savory Seasonings on Instagram
Creative Keto Cook on Instagram
Creative Keto Cook on Twitter

May 13

058: Nicolas Pineault on EMFs: The Invisible Modern-Day Menace

Nick “The EMF Guy” Pineault (*like the wine*) is the #1 bestselling author of The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs and an advocate for safe technologies. Through his unconventional approach blending humor, science and common sense, he’s becoming a leading voice on the topic of electromagnetic pollution and how it affects our health.

He’s also launched the Electrosmog Rx online professional-level EMF course in collaboration with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, with the goal of educating health professionals worldwide on how to address EMF-related symptoms and minimize their patients’ EMF exposure. You can find more about Nick at

In this episode, Nicolas Pineault talks about:

  • What is EMF
  • Good & bad EMF
  • Risks of exposure to bad EMF
  • 5-Day Cell Phone EMF Challenge
  • National Toxicology Study
  • Lawsuit in California
  • Immediate ways to reduce EMF exposure
  • Free EMF guide
  • Electrosmog RX online course
  • Where to find and connect with Nick

Featured Guest

Nicolas Pineault


Free EMF Guide
Nick on YouTube
Nick’s Website

May 06

057: Frank Llosa on KetoneAid: The Athlete’s Perfect Fuel

KetoneAid, Inc., founded by Frank Llosa, was created to leverage the incredible power of Ketones – The athlete’s perfect fuel. Our parallel path philosophy targets not only the elite professional athlete but the weekend warrior as well.

All athletes shall soon be able to safely and cost-effectively enjoy enough ketones necessary to experience for themselves the true power and record breaking potential of ketones. KetoneAid is relentless in continuing their R&D. Continuously identifying new techniques to further reduce costs to make a viable consumer product.

In this episode, Frank Llosa talks about:

  • Frank’s personal journey
  • Founding KetoneAid
  • Ketone esters vs. ketone salts
  • Benefits of using ketone esters
  • When and how to use ketone esters
  • Purchasing and following KetoneAid

Featured Guest

Frank Llosa


KetoneAid Website

Apr 29

056: Dr. Mindy Pelz on Keto Diets and Intermittent Fasting for Women

Dr. Mindy Pelz, DC is crazy passionate about helping families stay healthy. For the past 23 years, she has been in the health trenches with busy, overscheduled families. She has built one of the largest holistic health clinics in Silicon Valley with patients coming to her from all over the world for her customized ketobiotic, fasting, detox, and nutritional programs. Her focus is to give families simple and effective health tools that have all members of the family thriving.

Her bestselling book, The Reset Factor, was released in 2015, giving people access to a clear step-by-step path to creating a healthy, vibrant, energy-filled life free from disease and suffering. The launch of her book ignited a “Resetter tribe,” an online group of like-minded people all supporting each other, exchanging health ideas, and cheering each other on to better health. Once a month Dr. Mindy leads her Resetter tribe through a free Fast Training Week, where all community members practice different styles of fasting together.

Raising two active teens of her own, Dr. Mindy knows what it is like to balance a healthy keto lifestyle with a demanding private practice, and a busy family schedule. As a perimenopausal woman, she also has found that women in their 40’s and 50’s need to incorporate the ketogenic diet differently to ensure proper hormonal balance. Her new book on Keto, Fasting, and Women is set to release in the Summer of 2019.

In this episode, Dr. Mindy Pelz talks about:

  • How Mindy got into Keto
  • Different types of fasting
  • Why fasting is different for women
  • Why women may lose weight slower than men on Keto
  • Personalized health care
  • Keto diet variations for women
  • How much protein to eat?
  • Where to find and connect with Mindy

Featured Guest

Dr. Mindy H. Pelz, D.C.


Mindy’s Website
Carb Manager App
Facebook Resetter Tribe
Reset Academy

Apr 22

055: Eric Malzone on Trends and Technology in the Fitness Industry

Eric Malzone’s professional experience stems from a decade in various sales and marketing roles that led him to open a CrossFit (TM) affiliate in 2009, Gravitas Fitness. With 9+ years of gym ownership and a deep analysis of his own “ideal day,” Eric and his wife, Marcela, decided to take their lives on the road and build businesses around their mobile lifestyle. Eric is now fully committed to helping other fitness professionals achieve and sustain the lifestyles of freedom and abundance.

Eric has two podcasts specific to the fitness industry – “The Future of Fitness” and “Fitness Blitz Radio.” He is also the co-founder of The Fitness Accelerator which is an online community of fitness entrepreneurs dedicated to elevating the industry through better network and collaboration.

In this episode, Eric Malzone talks about:

  • Uptrend in fitness technology
  • Availability of information and training
  • Changing the importance of higher education
  • Individualization of fitness
  • Future of brick & mortar gyms and how this affects the community
  • Eric’s vision for the fitness industry
  • Where to find and connect with Eric

Featured Guest

Eric Malzone


The Future of Fitness Podcast
Fitness Blitz Radio Podcast

Apr 15

054: Barb Vogel on Better Gut Health And A Better World, With Inner-Eco

Barb Vogel and Niki Price started inner-ēco in 2008. They were two elementary school teachers in Denver, with the desire to create healthy products and to provide humanitarian services globally and locally.

The duo knew that if the fresh coconut water probiotic worked for their gut issues, it could work for others. They believe in bringing real living food with clean ingredients to families of all sizes in order to create the necessary pure environments our bodies deserve.

Their ultimate mission is to be the champion of healthy, happy environments starting from the inside out. They are here to build better environments – for our guts and for fellow citizens of planet earth.

For the last 10 years, a portion of inner-ēco profits have gone toward freeing enslaved individuals around the world. They believe that keeping your gut bacteria in healthy balance is key for overall happiness.

In this episode, Barb Vogel talks about:

  • The humanitarian efforts that drove the creation of inner-eco
  • Barb’s personal health experiences and why she is so passionate about gut health
  • inner-eco’s all-natural, unprocessed ingredients
  • What happens on a global level when you purchase inner-eco products
  • How the whole family can use inner-eco products
  • AMAZING recipes
  • Where to find and purchase inner-eco products
  • Where to find and follow the company on social media

Featured Guest

Barb Vogel


Where to find Barb:

Shirley’s Website
Barb’s Website

Apr 08

053: Dane Williams on Transgender: A Journey Toward Emotional and Physical Well-Being

Dane Williams is a fully certified Ketogenic Coach and Transition Specialist, encouraging transitions fueled by fat through his company, Alter Keto.

His story is far from typical; it’s unique in so many ways. He was scared, alone and judged. But he knew he had to stand up for himself or he would lose himself forever.

Although the journey that he went through wasn’t easy, he resides in a place of gratitude, feeling blessed that he gets to share his life, and hopes to inspire the many others who are having a hard time figuring out who they really are.

Dane wants you to know that you don’t need anyone else’s approval to be who you want to be. Work on yourself and be a blessing to others. As long as you live by the values that you believe in, you will never go wrong.

In this episode, Dane Williams talks about:

  • Dane’s personal story of being born in a body he didn’t belong in
  • How Dane was able to avoid using testosterone therapy
  • The most common myths hurting the transgender community
  • How we can increase our understanding and compassion for those who are transitioning
  • Where to find and follow Dane

Featured Guest

Dane Williams


Dane’s Website

Apr 01

052: Dr. Elin Östman on Cut Your Sugar Spikes with Good Idea Drinks

Dr. Elin Östman has a 20 year career as a food scientist at Lund University in southern Sweden, and is a co-inventor of Good Idea Drinks. She has always been interested in the preventive properties of food, to protect against lifestyle related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia.

Today Dr. Elin is serving as the chief scientist at Good Idea Inc. and is devoted to sharing her knowledge around blood sugar and related topics, news, thoughts, facts, tips and tricks that might make a difference in your everyday life.

In this episode, Dr. Elin Östman talks about:

  • Dr. Elin’s professional background
  • What inspired you to create Good Idea Drinks?
  • The ingredients/formula that make Good Idea so unique
  • Good Idea health benefits
  • How Good Idea Drinks can get you off of soda
  • Where our listeners can follow you, find, and enjoy Good Idea Drinks

Featured Guest

Dr. Elin Östman


Good Idea Website
Become a Good Idea Brand Ambassador
30KETOLIVING – coupon code for 30% Amazon discount

Mar 25

051: Dr. Dan Pompa on True Cellular Healing to Reverse Toxicity and Chronic Illness

Dr. Daniel Pompa completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University’s College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia in 1995 where he graduated second in a class of 150. His journey back to health continued to lead him to a voracious passion to research and learning beyond what is often readily understood.

Even though Dr. Pompa no longer practices chiropractic, his understanding of cellular healing and his “5R Principles” as the “roadmap” to healing has lead to many requests to be a speaker at large chiropractic seminars to hundreds of professionals who learn of his detoxification program for neurotoxic conditions and other unexplainable illnesses.

In 2004, spiritual leaders and health care practitioners hosted Dr. Pompa’s teachings on health and healing principles and the dangerous misuse of western medicine in Zimbabwe, South Africa.

Dr. Pompa is licensed by the Pastoral Medical Association as a Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine.

In this episode, Dr. Daniel Pompa talks about:

  • Dr. Pompa’s personal journey
  • Toxic exposure
  • What it means to detox at the cellular level
  • Neurotoxins
  • True Cellular Detox protocol: 1. Detox the cell. 2. Open the downstream pathways. 3. Use real binders to remove toxins from the cell (Cytodetox, Bind)
  • Detox phases and what we can expect to experience
  • Detoxing even when “healthy”
  • Stemnomic Fasting to upregulate your own stem cell production

Featured Guest

Dr. Daniel Pompa


Dr. Pompa’s Website
Cellular Healing TV

Mar 18

050: Dan Perryman on From Healthcare Executive to Low Carb Leader

Dan Perryman is the man behind The Low Carb & host of the Low Carb Leader Podcast. He’s a veteran of the US Navy, is a certified personal trainer, and has competed in a few physique competitions. Today Dan looks to inspire and motivate others to take control of their life and become a leader.

Dan believes in living a balanced life, finding something that inspires you and using this as motivation to further your own personal goals. He is inspired by helping and encouraging others, and by his three children, Jateum (28), Dan (24) and Bella (15).

In this episode, Dan Perryman talks about:

  • Dan’s personal story/journey
  • Hospital CEO – seeing how poor our health is
  • What prompted you to get into professional bodybuilding?
  • What was that experience like as far as your training and nutrition?
  • You looked amazing on the outside, but what was going on internally?
  • Signs of a tanking metabolism
  • Why did you decide to stop competing?
  • Was it hard to mentally shift the way you fueled your body and worked out?
  • Well-balanced keto
  • 17 positive changes in a year
  • Where can our listeners find/follow you?

Featured Guest

Dan Perryman


The Low Carb Leader
Low Carb Leader Podcast
The Keto Leader Facebook Group

Mar 11

049: Chandler Walker on A Whole Health Approach to Relieving Autoimmunity and Chronic Pain

Chandler Walker has a degree in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Nevada Reno. After specializing in microbiology and gut health he gained a passion for understanding the gut-brain connection, and specifically autoimmune-related cases.

From that, he began a personal training practice called StoneAgeFuel and his personal brand #ChansLogic. His mission is to help people find relief from chronic pain from lifestyle and genetic illness. He uses a whole health approach, and is devoted to finding the root cause of the problem – not simply trying to mask it.

Since 2010 Chandler has worked with thousands of people to find relief from cases like MS, fibromyalgia, type 2 diabetes, Hashimoto’s Disease, IBS and more.

In this episode, Chandler talks about:

  • Developing the burning passion for helping others
  • Hereditary gut health
  • Most common causes of chronic pain
  • Finding relief without relying completely on pharmaceuticals
  • Preventing chronic pain
  • Essential cholesterol
  • Resources and support
  • Find and follow Chandler

Featured Guest

Chandler Walker


Chandler’s Website
StoneAgeFuel on Facebook
Chandler’s Podcast

Mar 04

048: Dr. Nasha Winters on Using an Integrative Medicine Approach to Treating Cancer

Dr. Nasha Winters is a sought-after luminary and a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research and consults with physicians around the world. She bridges ancient therapies with advancements in modern medicine in the digital era.

Dr. Nasha consults with some of the most prestigious cancer centers in the US and she has educated approximately 250 professionals in the clinical use of mistletoe and incorporating it as adjunctive therapy in cancer care.

Dr. Nasha is a bestselling co-author of “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer” which has received many accolades. She is also completing a 2nd forthcoming book on therapeutic diets for cancer with her co-author Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT and is a contributor and curator of a book on mistletoe highlighting clinical applications around the world.

Her focus has always been to seek integrative modalities for treating cancer, in addition to or in lieu of conventional standard of care in order to enhance outcomes and offer hope in a dismal prognosis.

A personal journey with cancer, overseeing the care of tens of thousands of patients worldwide, training practitioners in her methodology, presenting at medical conferences globally, and sharing her wisdom and wit with dozens of podcasters underscores her passion and purpose to be a beacon of hope for thousands.

Dr. Nasha is on a mission to educate and empower the nearly fifty percent of the population expected to have cancer in their lifetime. Prevention is the only cure.

In this episode, Dr. Nasha and Kate talk about:

  • Her personal journey
  • What IS cancer?
  • Cancer Prevention
  • A ketogenic diet for cancer patients
  • Diagnosed with cancer? Here’s how you can advocate for your health
  • The best ways to care for and support friends and family members who receive a cancer diagnosis
  • Where to find and follow Nasha

Featured Guest

Dr. Nasha Winters


Dr. Nasha’s Website
Book: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer
Facebook Group
Believe Big Website

Feb 25

047: Jay Casale on Risks and Myths of Weight Loss Surgery

Jay Casale has a story that is familiar to many people. He struggled with his weight for most of his life, losing and regaining the same pounds multiple times. He tried all the popular diets, and had short-term success with many of them! Then life would become stressful and he’d regain.

After finding weight loss groups on social media to be judgmental and unsupportive he started his own Facebook group – The Lighter Side of Weight Loss – a fun and accepting space for members to share their weight loss journeys. The group now has over 20,000 members and is going strong.

In April 2018 Jay underwent bariatric surgery to lose the weight once and for all. He’s here today to talk about his tumultuous weight loss journey, including the effects of stress on his weight loss goals, food addiction, and an in-depth look at the risks and myths of weight loss surgery.

In this episode, Jay Casale talks about his weightloss journey:

  • Growing up overweight
  • Massive weight gain in college cover (over 100 lbs)
  • Antidepressants and adding 60+ pounds
  • Playing “Big Julie”
  • Losing 135 pounds with Weight Watchers
  • Food addiction and compulsion
  • Deciding to have weight loss surgery – VSL
  • Pre-surgery liquid diet
  • Post-surgery diet of protein and liquid
  • The “rules” of eating post-surgery
  • Skin removal surgery
  • Avoiding a goal weight
  • Risks and myths of weight loss surgery

Featured Guest

Jay Casale


Jay’s Website
Facebook Group

Feb 18

046: Molly Sapp on Using Simple Mindset Shifts to Get What You Want

Molly Sapp is the founder of, mindset strategies for high-performance females. She works with female entrepreneurs on everything mindset, whether it’s their bodies, the men (or women) in their lives, and of course, the favorite for entrepreneurs, money. Molly has been studying personal development for over 20 years, starting with several different religions, finding new age philosophy and spending 10 to 15 hours a day crafting techniques and strategies to transform herself that not only have transformed her life but her clients as well… She’s helped multiple people make an extra million or two in her first 15 months of business. She went back to Christianity after studying new age philosophy and incorporates many of her strategies to help women heal their connection to God, the universe, or whatever one wants to call it, in order to manifest their deepest desires.

In this episode, Molly and Kate talk about:

  • Molly’s background
  • The effect of money stress on whole body health
  • Common blocks preventing goal achievement
  • How to figure out what you REALLY want
  • Mindset strategies to overcome blocks and make big shifts
  • Warning: mindset shifts are not always positive!
  • Simple ways to overcome big blocks
  • Getting in touch with Molly

Featured Guest

Molly Sapp


Facebook Group
Molly’s Website
Manifest Fast

Feb 11

045: Breanne Kallonen on Understanding the Wild Side of Gut Health

Breanne Kallonen is a Naturopathic Doctor and all encompassing female empowerment coach. She helps high-achieving women like you boost energy, achieve an ideal body composition, and increase confidence through balancing hormones, improving gut health and nutrient optimization. She is also the author of Wild & Free, your go-to guide for health optimization, with a focus on hormones and gut health to get you back into the body you LOVE, naturally!

In this episode, Breanne and Kate talks about:

  • Breanne’s story
  • Getting a second opinion when told, “oh you’re just getting older”
  • GI Mapping
  • Organic acids test
  • Factors that impact gut health
  • Signs of poor gut health
  • Lifestyle changes for optimal health
  • Testing gut health throughout life
  • Gut health during pregnancy

Featured Guest

Breanne Kallonen


Wild Side Wellness
Wild Side Community – on Facebook
Wild and Free
Mother Risk Website

Feb 04

044: Bacon and Megs on Addressing Eating Disorders, Plateaus and Health With a Ketogenic Diet

Meg spent her entire childhood and young adult life overweight or obese. Her weight loss journey began in 2011 at 25 years old when she was over 300 pounds, and had been experiencing symptoms of type two diabetes. She started just counting calories and lost 80lbs in her first seven or so months. Meg found out about keto about a year after starting her weight loss journey and has been LCHF ever since. She has lost a total of 192lbs – 60% of her body weight – which she has maintained since May of 2017.

Meg has overcome a binge eating disorder. Exercise and eating well are essential parts of her self-care routine. She hopes to continue to contribute in ways that support anyone who struggles as she have.

In this episode, Kate and Meg talk about:

  • Meg’s journey
  • From calories to macros
  • Talking to kids about food
  • Triggers of eating disorders
  • Addressing plateaus
  • Tracking macros for health and maintenance
  • “That’s not keto!”

Featured Guest

Bacon and Megs



Jan 28

043: Chrissy Barron on How to Build Your Health Tool Box and Own Your Health

Chrissy Barron is the Co-Owner, Director of Operations at Nova 3 Labs
Owner and The Athlete Mindset (Mental Performance Coaching).
was a former Collegiate Cheerleader at California State University Northridge where she competed on the university’s collegiate national team for three consecutive years. In 2011 she found CrossFit and since has aimed to be competitive in the sport, qualifying for the American Open as a 63kg lifter in 2016.

She currently lives in Atlanta, GA, and trains at Training Think Tank. After college, Chrissy worked for many businesses, where she gained experience in online marketing and social media and chose to apply those skills to Nova 3 Labs. Chrissy decided to pursue a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology and graduated in 2018 on the honor roll. She is currently utilizing her degree to impact as many lives as possible in the CrossFit space with Mental Performance Coaching.

In this episode, Chrissy and Kate talks about:

  • Self confidence
  • Clearing out the negative headspace
  • Valuing your time
  • Small attainable goals
  • What to look for in a supplement company
  • Post-workout nutrient absorption
  • Top nutrient deficiencies
  • Treating anxiety naturally

Featured Guest

Chrissy Barron


Chrissy’s Website
Chrissy’s Instagram
The Athlete Mindset Instagram
Nova 3 Labs Website
Sports Psychology

Jan 21

042: Jerred Moon on Fitting Fitness Into Your Life At Any Stage

Jerred is a Strength and Conditioning Coach and creator of End of Three Fitness which specializes in simple, effective barbell-centric fitness for the other guy. He’s a former Physical Training Leader and Fitness Program Manager within U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command and he’s been featured in WOD Talk Magazine, Sweat RX Magazine, Life Hacker, The Huffington Post, The Art of Manliness, and more. He currently coaches and programs for hundreds of athletes from military operators to stay-at-home mom’s. You can connect with Jerred by visiting his website, End of Three Fitness, at

In this episode, Jerred talks about:

  • Jerred’s personal story
  • Pull-ups without a pull-up bar
  • Coach Potato to Athlete
  • 21 Day Mindset Course
  • Best time of day for exercise
  • Postpartum fitness

Featured Guest

Jerred Moon


Jerred’s Website
Garage Gym Athlete Website

Jan 14

041: Jessica Tye on Getting Your Family On Board the Health Train

Jessica Tye is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Wellness Educator, and the host of the Keto Lifestyle Podcast. She has passionately researched health and nutrition for years experimenting with “Body for Life”, Beachbody, South Beach, Mediterranean, Juice Fasting, Intermittent Fasting, Atkins, Veganism, Vegetarianism, Paleo, Keto and fasting before reaching the conclusion that health through nutrition can be achieved without a label or going on some extreme diet and/or exercise plan. Jessica helps clients create a realistic way of eating that takes into account your individual preferences, family, lifestyle, and budget. As a mom of five, she knows how challenging healthy eating can be!

In this episode, Jessica Tye talks about:

  • Personal journey
  • Healing mom’s rheumatoid arthritis
  • “Diets” without labels
  • Food “labels”
  • Listening to your body
  • Kids and healthy eating habits
  • Where to find Jessica

Featured Guest

Jessica Tye


Show notes
Jessica’s Website

Jan 07

040: Ali Miller on Top Ways to Using Food As Medicine

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, with a contagious passion for food as medicine developing clinical protocols and virtual programs using nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment. Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali is a renowned expert in the ketogenic diet with over a decade of clinical results using a unique whole foods approach to a high fat low carb protocol. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with television segments, features in O!, Women’s Health, and Prevention Magazine, her award winning podcast, Naturally Nourished, and within the medical community. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: offering her blog, podcasts, virtual learning, and access to her practice Naturally Nourished.

In this episode, Ali Miller talks about:

  • Ali’s story
  • Food as medicine
  • Vegan, Vegetarianism, and Keto
  • Which foods are the best medicine?
  • Which foods are the worst
  • When do we need nutritional supplements
  • When do we need medicine

Featured Guest

Ali Miller


Ali’s Website
Books and Programs

Dec 31

039: Eric Bischof on Biohacking, Biostacking and Muscle Building With Keto

Eric has spent his entire life in the pursuit of optimal fitness and perfected the art of unlocking the body’s true potential through biohacking. He is a ketogenic nutrition specialist and has made it his mission to bring the power of the beta to the masses. He is a champion endurance athlete that has pushed his body to the limits, and beyond. But, his favorite role, is that of a coach. He personally trains high-performance athletes and helps them power through plateaus and reach new heights in competition. But, he also makes time for those just starting out and looking for solutions to their health puzzle.

In this episode, Eric Bischof talks about:

  • Giving up sugar at age 19
  • Why carbohydrates are not needed for muscle-building or energy
  • Eric defines “biohacking”
  • Importance of genetic testing
  • BioStack

Featured Guest

Eric Bischof
Eric Bischof


Eric’s Website
Eric’s Podcast

Dec 24

038: Trevor Folgering on Listening to Your Body to Find Your Keto Blueprint

Trevor Folgering has been in the health and fitness Industry since 1998 and has a love and passion for helping others achieve their health and wellness goals.

He started off as a personal trainer working in various clubs, and private personal training studios throughout Canada, honing his craft as a wellness professional and
implementing what he has learned to help others transform their health and lives!

In 2013, Trevor decided to switch and study nutrition and how nutrition directly effects our bodies on a daily basis. He began really to understand how carbohydrates can have a negative impact on the body and how ketogenesis can play a huge role in improving not only how our bodies look, but how diseases can be reduced and eliminated completely simply by inducing a state of ketogenesis.

Trevor now coaches individuals on how to start, implement and maintain a ketogenic lifestyle for LIFE!

In this episode, Trevor Folgering talks about:

  • Trevor’s 6-month keto transformation
  • Intuitive eating
  • 5 Day Blueprint: 1 – Educate 2- Mindset 3 – Creating keto meals 4 – Nutritional ketosis 5 – Limiting beliefs
  • 14 Day Keto Bootcamp
  • Keto & Heart Disease
  • Listening to your body

Featured Guest

Trevor Folgering


The Keto Solution

Dec 17

037: Dr. Sarah Duvall on Regaining Strength Of Your Pelvic Floor Before, During and After Pregnancy

Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC, is a former collegiate athlete and mom of two who believes it’s possible to be in the best shape of your life at any age. Her slogan will always be “adding life to years,” because she wants to teach you what causes those little aches and pains, how to prevent them, and how to take charge of your health.

When Dr. Duvall is not being a mom or working, she is a huge adventure sports enthusiast. Taking time for herself to participate in hobbies she enjoys is part of self-care Dr. Duvall teaches her clients. She is empowering, educating, and changing the rehab and fitness worlds!

In this episode, Dr. Sarah Duvall talks about:

  • Pelvic Floor connection to the rest of the body
  • Diastisis Recti
  • Prenatal do’s and don’ts for pelvic floor and diastisis prevention
  • Postpartum fitness for body repair and strength
  • Pelvic Floor Specialists
  • Postpartum Corrective Specialist course
  • How to prepare the pelvic floor for postpartum health
  • Mind Body connection to postpartum health
  • MomFit community

Featured Guest

Dr. Sarah Duvall


Dr. Sarah’s Website
Find Your Program Assessment
Pelvic Floor Challenge

Dec 10

036: Leah Williamson on How to Get the Most From Your Food With Autoimmune, Paleo and Detox

Leah Williamson, the host of the Low Carb Conversations podcast, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Autoimmune Paleo Certified Coach, RESTART instructor, a real food advocate and the founder of Brisbane Paleo Group – one of Australia’s largest Paleo communities. Leah resides in Brisbane, Australia with her husband, two children, and fur baby.

In this episode, Leah Williamson talks about:

  • Leah’s personal struggles with weight, digestion, and autoimmune
  • What is a Paleo approach to food
  • The rise in autoimmune
  • Real food first
  • Detoxification
  • Two of the best foods for gut health
  • Getting our children to eat real food

Featured Guest

Leah Williamson


Low Carb Conversations
Nourishing Conversations
Brisbane Paleo

Dec 03

035: Cary Hokama on How to Find Inner Peace and Face Any Challenge

Cary Hokama is a Certified Executive Coach, Certified Holistic Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, Best-selling Author, and Motivational Speaker who teaches entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and executives how to become crystal clear about their life’s mission and how to reach their fullest potential. Cary also serves as a global ambassador for the National College of Exercise Professionals and the Center for Advanced Coaching.
A graduate from Cal State Long Beach, Cary majored in Speech Communications with an emphasis in Public Speaking and Interpersonal Relationships. Before starting his personal development business, Cary was a highlight producer at Fox Sports, a musician, non-profit organizer, and GM of a multi-million dollar sunglass brand.
Cary is now the #1 Amazon best-selling author of the book Own Your Self: Master Your Character, Rise to Any Challenge, Find True Inner Peace, and he hosts the “Own Your Self” podcast where guests share breakthrough stories to help inspire others towards their own breakthroughs. Cary lives in Southern California with his wife.

In this episode, Cary talks about:

  • The B.S. behind the “Be You, Be Authentic” advice
  • The service and gratitude mindset
  • Forgiveness as a gift
  • The importance of your life and the connections you make

Featured Guest

Cary Hokama


Cary’s Website
Cary’s Blog

Nov 26

034: Dr. Kathy Gruver on How to Get Your Life to Stop Stressing You Out

Kathy Gruver, Ph.D. has graced stages on four continents (including TEDx), three cruise ships and a handful of islands. Her combination of humor, performance background, real-life experience, and formal education makes her a well-rounded, in-demand speaker. She hosts the TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her Ph.D. in Natural Health.

Dr. Gruver is the twelve-time award-winning author of seven books including, Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard, and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post and Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, and has appeared on over 250 radio & TV shows including Lifetime, NPR, CBS Radio and SkyNews London.

In 2015 she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military and worked to help stop the underground sex trade in her community. For fun and stress relief Gruver does hip-hop and flying trapeze.

In this episode, Kathy Gruver talks about:

  • Stress and Social Media
  • Mini Meditation
  • Emotional Currency
  • Identifying the root cause of stress
  • Simple actions to conquer stress now

Featured Guest

Kathy Gruver


Alternative Medicine Cabinet
Trapeze, Travel and Pink Slips. Little Lessons for a Bigger Life. | Kathy Gruver | TEDxsalinas
Legs Across Video
Introduction to Breath Work Video

Nov 19

033: Carrie Brown on Mental Health Meets Ketosis

Carrie Brown is an ex-professional pastry-chef-turned-cookbook-author-recipe-developer-freelance-photographer with a crazy, 4-country, 3-continent-spanning resume which includes such things as a chocolate TV show, a chocolate cookbook, and making pastries for the Queen of England.

She is a food and lifestyle blogger, cookbook author, recipe developer, and photographer, working to spread the word about the amazing benefits of – and help people live – a ketogenic lifestyle. Carrie has published 5 cookbooks that will make eating healthy and losing weight the most delicious – and simple – thing you ever do. Carrie openly share tales of food, travel, and adventure, as well as her trials and triumphs with Bi-polar Disorder.

In this episode, Carrie Brown, talks about:

  • What it’s like to live with depression
  • Misconceptions of Mental Health
  • Bi-polar I and Bi-Polar II
  • Getting to the root cause
  • Benefits and process of Detoxing
  • Ketosis for Mental Health

Featured Guest

Carrie Brown
Carrie Brown


Carrie’s Story
Burn Fat Not Sugar
The Real Carrie Brown on YouTube
Carrie’s Website
Carrie’s Facebook Group

Nov 12

032: Bronson Dant on Eat Meat, Drink Water: The Carnivore Diet

Bronson Dant is a trainer, coach, and fitness mentor who has experienced optimal health through a carnivore diet. Bronson started the Carnivore Diet out of curiosity and it turned into a passion for knowledge and enlightenment.

At his fitness center in Ellicott City, MD, Bronson helps clients improve their lives by building good, sustainable exercise and nutrition habits. He is passionate about changing the perception of fitness over 40.

Through CrossFit training four to five days a week and a meat-only diet, this 46-year old grandfather looks and feels better than ever. Bronson is ready to take on the world and spread the news about meat-fueled nutrition and strength training!

In this episode, Bronson Dant talks about:

  • What is the carnivore diet?
  • Where to start with a carnivore diet
  • Carnivores and dairy
  • Micronutrients and supplements for a healthy carnivore diet
  • Favorite carnivore meals and recipes
  • Eating carnivore outside of the home
  • Carnivore diet myths

Featured Guest

Bronson Dant
Bronson Dant


Ellicott City Health and Fitness
The Meat Life
6-Week Carnivore Challenge Macro Calculator v2.0
The Meat Life: A beginners guide to the Carnivore Diet

Nov 05

031: Brad Kearns on Avoiding Pitfalls: Finding Success With Keto

Brad Kearns, 53, is a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record holding Speedgolfer and top-20 world-ranked professional, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete. He works with Mark Sisson to promote the Primal Blueprint lifestyle with books, seminars, retreats, and online multimedia educational courses. In 2017, The Keto Reset Diet became New York Times bestseller, and #1 ranked overall bestselling book on for two days.

Brad hosts the Get Over Yourself podcast, covering healthy living, peak performance, and personal growth with levity and a little spice. He also hosts the Primal Endurance Podcast, the keto show on the Primal Blueprint Podcast, and the comprehensive online multimedia educational courses that bring the books Primal Endurance, The Keto Reset Diet, and the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation to life with a series of instructional videos and expert interviews that provide an immersive educational experience.

In this episode, Brad Kearns talks about:

  • Common Keto Pitfalls: electrolytes, avoid hard training/exercise
  • Adding high-quality salt
  • Saturated fats & cholesterol
  • Food quality/quality of macros
  • Polyunsaturated fats – vegetable oil
  • Dairy & Keto
  • Alcohol & Keto
  • Mindset for success – pure motivation
  • Best quality for eating something “off-plan”
  • 1st thing to do if you want to go keto

Featured Guest

Brad Kearns
Brad Kearns


The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living Book
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance Book
Dry Wine Farms Website
Ask Lauren Fleshman Blog
Morning Smoothie Video
Brad’s Website
Get Over Yourself Podcast
Primal Blueprint Podcast

Oct 29

030: Carrie Brown on Secrets to Making Scrumptious Keto Ice Cream At Home

Carrie Brown is an ex-professional pastry-chef-turned-cookbook-author-recipe-developer-freelance-photographer with a crazy, 4-country, 3-continent-spanning resume which includes such things as a chocolate TV show, a chocolate cookbook, and making pastries for the Queen of England.

She trained at the National Bakery School in London and has now turned her pastry chef talents to creating scrumptious KETO / LowCarb / LCHF food to help the world eat smarter, live better, and put the healthy back into healthy.

In this episode, Carrie Brown talks about:

  • Carrie’s story
  • Kitchen Essentials when making a ketogenic ice cream
  • The science behind making a high-quality ketogenic ice cream
  • Why sweeteners are not interchangeable in ice cream recipes
  • Differences in milks – taste, texture, and quality of the finished product
  • Is alcohol needed in ice cream recipes?
  • Carrie’s favorite ice cream

Featured Guest

Carrie Brown
Carrie Brown


Cuisineart ICE 21
Cuisineart ICE 100
Carrie’s Story

Oct 22

029: Tanya Otterstein-Liehs on Busy Moms Finding Empowerment Through Self love

Tanya Otterstein-Liehs is an Empowering Movement and Life Coach who is supporting and helping busy moms with preteen to teenage kids, unlock, unleash and harness the tools that are already inside of YOU – giving you the necessary lift to become EMPOWERED without feeling guilty or letting YOUR fears and excuses stop you from becoming the woman you are meant to be.

In this episode, Tanya Otterstein-Liehs talks about:

being EMPOWERED without feeling guilty or letting YOUR fears and excuses stop you from becoming the woman you are meant to be.

  • A mom’s biggest block
  • 4 Action Steps to resolving the block
  • Receiving immediate results
  • Baby steps to empowerment

Featured Guest

Tanya Otterstein-Liehs
Tanya Otterstein-Liehs


Self Empowerment Academy
Facebook Group

Oct 15

028: Carolin Hauser-Carson on Breaking Through Emotional Patterns to Release Your Life’s Purpose

Carolin Hauser-Carson is a German trained Naturopathic Doctor, Humanistic Psychotherapist, and Family Constellations Facilitator, and the author of the book Blossom – Your Sevens Step Journey to Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse and Creating Your Dream Life!

She is an internationally-recognized speaker and teacher on the subjects of spirituality, emotional healing, and women’s empowerment for almost a decade, Carolin established in 2008 and The Blossom Journey tele-course in 2010.

She created a very unique virtual business model which allows her to share her knowledge with more people than she could ever personally see in a day. She began to write her book, develop products, and speak on her approach to a life of powerful co-creation, deep personal transformation, and connected purpose.

Today, she combines her knowledge about emotional healing, spiritual truth, and authentic business-building to help women connect to their life’s mission that spurs truly fulfilling careers, amazing contributions, and abundance in the areas of health and relationships. Her work is based on the intersection of where the human body and experience meets past–and even ancestral–trauma, and shows how each individual’s authentic and true self is the source of one’s own good – a place of unlimited abundance, creativity, courage, and joyful existence.

In this episode, Carolin Hauser-Carson talks about:

  • Divine Potential
  • Instant Gratification vs. Trusting the Process
  • How to work with 4 levels of energy
  • Why people have such a hard time being their true, authentic selves
  • The Pleasure IQ
  • Releasing Guilt/Shame
  • Living in the right feminine/masculine balance
  • The first steps we can take to discovering our greatness and then living our Divine Potential

Featured Guest

Carolin Hauser-Carson
Carolin Hauser Carson


Carolin Hauser’s Website
Outwitting the Devil book by Napoleon Hill
High Vibrational Living – Facebook Group