Primal Example Podcast
About This Show
Primal and Paleo lifestyles have shown the ability to reverse disease and achieve a state of overall wellness. Joe Condora and Amber Lowry from Primal Example explore how to combine ancestral health with modern approaches in order to optimize health and performance. Using Paleo nutritional values and primal functional practices as their foundation, Joe and Amber share cutting edge science-based research to illustrate the benefits of this holistic lifestyle. At their core, they're just a couple of broke, idealistic millennials with a passion for sharing positive messages that promote physical, mental, and emotional synergy through the utilization of biologically savvy yet sound techniques. Whether your goal is weight loss, improving fitness and performance, learning about paleo nutrition, or optimizing overall health and wellness, The Primal Example Podcast has got you covered.
Most Recent Episode
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 Alzheimer's as the losing end of a genetic lottery. In this interview, you'll learn why Alzheimer's disease isn't guaranteed even if you possess the so-called Alzheimer's gene. Amy also shares valuable insight into the true cause of most cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's known as hyperinsulinemia. Good news! Amy is currently accepting clients for nutrition counseling. If you're confused about how to construct a proper ketogenic, low-carb or paleo diet for your own needs and goals, she's your gal. You can also consult with her to evaluate labwork and blood tests or just pick her brain. Contact Amy for nutrition counseling HERE. Topics discussed include: 3:30 - Amy's educational background and how she became interested in Alzheimer's research 8:30 - How to navigate the modern nutrition education system 12:00 - Elevated insulin levels are a independent risk factor for cognitive decline & some of the dietary choices that result in elevated insulin levels 16:00 - Extreme dieting, low carb vs. keto & why being in ketosis isn't necessary for most people 17:15 - Alzheimer's, aka diabetes of the brain, is an energy crisis of the brain 19:00 - Using ketones to restore the metabolic functioning within the brain of Alzheimer's patients 20:00 - Your brain needs glucose, but eat carbs isn't always necessary 21:00 - Is glucose really the preferred fuel source for the brain? 23:45 - Are beta amyloid plaques causing Alzheimer's or are they a symptom of the true cause? Why does every pharmaceutical drug designed to target beta amyloid plaques fail to provide cognitive improvements to Alzheimer's patients? 29:45 - Do elevated insulin levels cause beta amyloid plaques? 31:00 - Why having norma