48 minutes | Aug 7, 2015
EP016: What Is Rolfing, Rolfing for Athletes, and the Benefits of Rolfing with Emily Gordon
Emily Gordon is a certified advance Rolfer and a certified massage practitioner. Emily has worked on a variety of different people ranging from athletes, military personnel, and senior citizens. Adam has used Emily's services and asks a number of questions about the benefits of Rolfing. Rolfing can help align your posture and give you more energy, but it can also bring up some old emotions that the body had been storing. Emily says rolfing works on healing the root cause and doesn't just treat the symptoms. Key Takeaways: [0:55] Adam will be attending Penn State and will be putting the podcast on hold. [2:30] How did Emily get started in therapy? [5:40] What is Rolfing? [10:45] What's the Rolfing structure and how does that influence function? [13:00] Rolfing helps correct posture and gives you more energy. [14:10] Rolfing has done wonders for athletes and military personnel. [14:50] The most common problem Emily sees her patients suffer from are back and neck pains. [16:50] Is Rolfing safe for babies? [17:35] What does Rolfing feel like for the first time? [20:55] Emily shares a story about a woman who received Rolf treatment for the first time. [24:10] What's the theory behind the body storing old emotions? [26:20] How does the Rolfing process work? [27:00] Rolfing therapy looks for the root cause and doesn't just treat symptoms. [28:50] Adam had Emily's fingers in his nose, but why? [34:00] What's a good alternative to braces? [36:25] Who won't get the benefits of Rolfing? [38:10] Emily repositioned Adam's kidneys. What kind of effects does that have on the body? [43:45] If the house was on fire, Emily would save her two cats and her Katana. [44:35] Emily recommends the two books Don't Shoot The Dog and Job's Body. [47:00] Thank you for listening to the final episode (for now) of Prymal Radio Mentioned In This Episode:
15 minutes | Jul 24, 2015
EP015: The Benefits of Rolfing Structural Integration with Adam Smith
Adam Smith does another solo round and touches on the subject of Structural Integration also known as 'Rolfing'. People seek Rolfing SI as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. Adam explains what it's like to have emotional trauma, how your posture can easily influence the mind, and some of Adam's personal experiences towards the Rolfing experiment he did. Key Takeaways: [1:40] What is Rolfing? [2:45] Adam explains emotional trauma. [4:30] You can use your body to become more confident. [5:00] Adam highly, highly recommends the book, The Brain's Way of Healing. [5:15] Can you really heal yourself when medical doctors can't? [7:20] Learning to relax the eye muscles can help restore your vision. [7:35] The body is no different than the eyes. [8:05] Rolfing helps release these tense muscles. [9:00] Smelling a certain smell or listening to a certain song can take you back into time. [10:20] Adam wanted to see what emotional frameworks were running in the background. [10:30] How does Rolfing work? [12:00] After Adam's third session, his doctor repositioned his adrenals and kidneys. [12:50] On the 5th session, Adam fell into a deep depression that went away after two days. [13:55] Adam has four more sessions to go. [14:15] Overall, Adam recommends Rolfing. Mentioned In This Episode: http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
61 minutes | Jul 17, 2015
EP014: How Can A Cranial Electro Stimulation (CES) Device Help You?
Phil Safier is the CEO of Elixa, which was founded in 1988. Elixa provides cutting-edge products that help with mental and physical issues. Adam ordered one of their products, the Oasis Pro, and felt an immediate difference in his well-being. Phil explains what a cranial electro stimulation (CES) device is, the benefits of using a device, and how it can help with conditions such as ADD and depression. Key Takeaways: [1:35] What interested Phil in optimal living? [5:25] Phil explains what a biofeedback device does with your brain waves. [12:15] You can change the brain in a variety of different ways. [17:05] How does the cranial electro stimulation (CES) device work? [23:50] When people do a beta session, they'll feel calmer and more focused. [26:50] People who meditate often don't stay in theta, even with years of training. [27:30] A machine can help you get in theta and allow you to get some real rest. [29:20] People with ADD shouldn't go into the theta state. They should use beta sessions instead. [33:15] Phil recommends the Oasis Pro CES and the Delight Pro Light [35:50] On the Oasis Pro, what is the difference between the beta 1 or beta 2 settings? [36:35] Everybody is different and the device may work differently on different people. [38:40] There are many causes to depression, which is why you must take a holistic approach to it. [46:25] The Delight Pro can change your state very quickly. [51:10] Phil recommends methylene blue for candida. [55:10] What is Phil's morning routine? [57:55] Phil recommends some of his favorite books. Mentioned In This Episode: The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge The Edge Effect by Eric R. Braverman Why Isn't My Brain Working? by Datis Kharrazian
24 minutes | Jul 10, 2015
EP013: Why Should You Get a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) Test with Adam Smith
Adam Smith loved last week's solo round on his raw milk experiment that he's back at it again to talk on the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) test and why he recommends it. He does a deep dive as to what HTMA is, why should you do it, who to go to, and so much more on this week's episode. Key Takeaways: [1:45] Adam recommends the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) test for anyone who wants to know more about themselves and overcome depression. [2:20] Visit http://tonifairman.com/. Toni will coach you through the process. [2:25] What is HTMA? [3:05] Why get a HTMA? [4:20] Adam got his tests done with Dr. Wilson. He explains in depth what your results actually mean. [7:10] When Adam healed his adrenals, he stopped going to the bathroom as much. [7:30] HTMA will give you an accurate thyroid result. [10:55] What did Adam learn about himself? [13:45] Adam has been on the program for six weeks and it is life changing. More energy, no depression, and less procrastination. [16:00] No energy? Do an HTMA and gain that energy back. [17:15] What lifestyle changes did Adam have to make? [18:00] Adam does 30 minutes of infrared sauna therapy in the morning. [20:55] Who is this program for? Mentioned In This Episode: http://tonifairman.com/ http://www.drlwilson.com/ The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
20 minutes | Jul 3, 2015
EP012: The 30-day Raw Milk Cleanse with Adam Smith.
Adam Smith will be doing a solo show today on the subject of his raw milk experiment. This podcast's format is a Q&A setup where Adam asks and answers questions on the raw milk cleanse. He had originally planned to do the cleanse for 30 days, but ended up only doing it for 8. Adam talks on the benefits of drinking raw milk, some of the nutrients in raw milk, and why raw milk might be good for you. Key Takeaways: [1:50] What is a raw milk cleanse? [2:25] Adam found about the raw milk cleanse through his farmer. He lost 30lb in 30 days. [3:35] People have used the raw milk cleanse to heal themselves. [5:35] You have to use raw whole fat milk. Pasteurized milk won't work. [6:00] Diabetes can do this cleanse. [7:00] Milk has lactoferrin, which decreases infections in teeth. [9:55] Adam's mother tried the cleanse too and reported being less fearful. [10:45] Why do a raw milk cleanse? [12:15] Why did Adam do the cleanse? He wanted to heal his gut. [12:45] Raw milk is anti-fungal and kills candida. [14:10] Adam wanted to try new things and see how the raw milk cleanse would work for him. [14:30] How did Adam do? He breaks it down by days. [16:35] Adam is happy with the results. He can eat a broader range of foods now. [18:20] How do you do the cleanse? Adam estimates 4 to 5 gallons a week per person. [19:55] Did you like this Q&A format? Let Adam know! Mentioned In This Episode: http://prymalradio.com/
45 minutes | Jun 26, 2015
EP011: Almost Dying From Adrenal Fatigue with Beverly Meyer
Beverly Meyer is a gluten-free Paleo Nutritionist and Natural Health practitioner. Beverly was so over worked with her businesses that she almost died from adrenal fatigue. She had ignored the signs and symptoms for too long. Beverly talks to Adam Smith on the subject of adrenal fatigue, what it is, how to fix it, and the importance of a good, healthy diet. She mentions on the show that one of the biggest mistakes she sees her clients make is that they treat their health problems like a misbehaving child and don't actually 'grow up and listen' to their bodies. Key Takeaways: [2:00] How did Beverly almost died from adrenal fatigue? [3:30] Why should people do a saliva-based cortisol test and not a blood one? [7:16] What do the adrenals really do? [10:15] Erectile dysfunction is not a hormone issue; it's calcium clogging the pipes. [12:35] How does adrenal fatigue affect our life and our relationships? [15:25] What kind of lifestyle changes should you make if we have adrenal fatigue? [18:25] Beverly explains what the GABA receptors do. [22:35] Recommended supplements to take? It depends on what level your adrenals are at. [28:40] Recap – Tired all the time? Switch your diet to a Paleo diet, get your adrenals tested, and then when you're stabilized, use supplements. [33:15] Think about the things that stress you out, even if they are little, and do something about it to reduce the stress on your body. [33:55] Beverly shares a client success story. [36:15] We don't focus on taking care of ourselves and that's the biggest problem. [39:30] What's Beverly's morning routine? [42:55] Beverly recommends The Edge Effect by Dr. Eric Braverman and The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. Mentioned In This Episode: https://www.ondietandhealth.com/ The Edge Effect by Dr. Eric Braverman
55 minutes | Jun 19, 2015
EP010: Make Yourself Priority to Overcome Unhealthy Habits with Selena Moffitt
Selena Moffitt is a functional nutrition coach in Portland, Oregon. She has always been a caregiver and an entrepreneur, until one day she couldn't get out of bed. Her body had enough. It was from there that she had a journey of self-awakening and refueled her body with healthy food and emotions. She talks to Adam about her experience with adrenal fatigue, how she over came it, and how she helps her clients today who were in the same place she was not too long ago. Adam and Selena cover a wide range of topics including detoxification, sleep hygiene, and making yourself priority. Key Takeaways: [2:15] Why did Selena get into nutrition? [4:45] What is adrenal fatigue? [8:50] How do you get out of the adrenal fatigue cycle? [16:11] Selena shares a client success story. [21:05] Selena gave her client a higher fat diet, supplements, and a better sleep routine. [22:10] Why does overexercising cause digestive issues? [27:15] How long does it take someone with stage one adrenal fatigue to see results and progress? [31:30] What would Selena recommend to a client who is emotional unstable, depressed, and needs help starting something new? [37:00] It's really hard for some women to make themselves priority, but you have to do it in order to get better. [38:00] Selena talks about The Love You More Project she is working on. [40:45] When is a good time to do a detox and why? [43:45] Adam talks about the raw milk 30-day cleanse that he's on. [47:40] What's Selena's morning routine? [51:10] Selena recommends reading Is It Me or My Adrenals? By Marcelle Pick and You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. Mentioned In This Episode: Is It Me or My Adrenals? By Marcelle Pick Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. James Wilson You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
49 minutes | Jun 12, 2015
EP009: Why You Should Take Up Aerobic Exercise with Dr. Phil Maffetone
Dr. Phil Maffetone is an author, musician, and the founder of the MAF method. For over 30 years, he has worked with world class athletes, celebrities, and the general public on their fitness and health goals. He talks to Adam Smith about making a career switch from physician to musician, why he prefers people to start with aerobic exercise first, healthy eating, and much more on today's show. Key Takeaways: [3:10] Dr. Phil Maffetone dropped his career working with athletes to become a song writer. [6:35] What is the Maffetone method? [11:30] There are only two cuisines on earth – real food and junk food. [14:45] People don't realize how many healthy options are available. [16:15]What's Phil's thoughts on HIIT? [21:55] How do we know we're in the aerobic phase? [24:30] Phil recommends spending three to six months building your aerobic system first. [30:00] Does aerobic exercise increase brain function? Phil says yes. [35:00] Every time we get a meal or a snack, we're affecting our genes. [40:10] Athletes still believe they can 'eat anything they want'. [44:30] What's Phil's morning routine? [47:10] Phil writes more books than he reads. Mentioned In This Episode: Tim Ferriss's podcast. Exercise Physiology By McGraw hill Born to Run by Chris Mcdougall Natural Born Heroes by Chris Mcdougall The Big Book of Health and Fitness by Phil Maffetone The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing by Phil Maffetone http://philmaffetone.com http://maffetonemusic.com/
52 minutes | Jun 5, 2015
EP008: The Different Causes of Depression and How to Overcome It with Susana Galle
This episode is jammed pack full of insightful medical knowledge with Susana Galle. Susana is a medical psychologist and gives a detailed break down on depression. She explains that there are different causes to depression and also talks on why common SSRI drugs like Prozac do not work for everyone experiencing anxiety or depression. Susana also talks on the link between gut health and mental health and how our genetics can be changed. Key Takeaways: [2:15] What attracted Susana to becoming a medical psychologist? [5:40] Susana explains what kind of training is involved to become a medical psychologist. [8:05] What's the difference between a clinical psychologist and a medical psychologist? [10:00] Why are SSRI drugs like Prozac not effective for everyone? [13:55] Recent research shows that there are many different causes to depression. [21:05] There's a lot of toxins in our environment, could this play a role as to why there's an increase in depression? [23:10] The gut mirrors the nervous system. Susana explains what this means. [24:50] How does stress affect the gut and in turn affect the mind? [26:50] Practicing medication can help the body do its job better. [32:15] With proper nutritional interventions, you can modify the expression of your genes. [41:10] How can people experiencing depression make small steps to improve their mental health? [46:10] The scientific community is taking a lot more notice to the importance of nutrition. [47:35] Susana recommends a couple of her favorite books. Mentioned In This Episode: http://apadivision55.homestead.com/Vol11No3.pdf (page 68). The Stress of Life by Hans Selya. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge Health and Nutrition Secrets by Russell Blaylock.
52 minutes | May 29, 2015
EP007: Exercise More Efficiently with Keith Norris
Keith Norris is the General Manager at Efficient Exercise gym, located in Austin, Texas. He talks to Adam Smith on why he likes HIIRT, what a DEXA scale is, why he loves ARX machines, how to recover properly after an intense workout, and much more on today's episode. Key Takeaways: [1:44] Why did Keith make the leap from the corporate world to entrepreneur? [5:55] What is High Intensity Interval Resistance Training (HIIRT)? [13:55] HIIRT can even help people rehab quicker. [19:10] How can people do this at home or in an area that isn't close to Keith's gym? [24:00] How does slow training affect the nervous system in a negative way? [28:00] What would the training look like of someone who wanted to gain 30lb of lean muscle tissue in two months? [35:20] How will I know if I've properly recovered or not? [36:05] Adam Smith found out he can't recover from exercise properly and needs to take a special form of B-12. [41:55] What is a DEXA scale? [45:30] What is Paleo f(x)? [49:35] Live for today. Have no fear. There is no failure, there's is only feedback. Mentioned In This Episode: Body by Science by Dr. Doug McGuff http://www.elitehrv.com/ TINKE Fitness http://ancestralmomentum.com/ http://efficientexercise.com Less Doing, More Living conference. http://www.paleofx.com/ http://arxfit.com/ http://www.idlife.com
50 minutes | May 22, 2015
EP006: Develop Warrior-like Mental Toughness with Gregg Swanson
When Gregg Swanson survived a near-death experience after an avalanche incident, his life completely changed for the better. Gregg is now a certified mental strength coach and a personal fitness trainer. He is also the host of the Warrior Mind Podcast. He talks to Adam Smith on his life changing experience, what it means to have mental toughness, and how to overcome the obstacles our minds set for us. Key Takeaways: [2:50] Gregg talks about his near-death experience. [16:40] Number one lesson learned from that experience? Physical and mental preparation. [17:30] What was life like after the near-death experience? [25:00] Gregg talks about one of his clients. Rewrite the story you've made up for yourself. [32:00] What are some unconventional training methods to building mental strength? [34:15] Only you are responsible for your results and how to change them. [40:20] How does Cross fit help build mental strength? [46:10] If Gregg could do anything differently, he says he'd have started sooner. [46:50] Two key books everybody should read? Mentioned In This Episode: http://www.warriormindcoach.com/ Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts.
63 minutes | May 15, 2015
EP005: How Probiotics Induce Vivid Dreaming With Richard Nikoley
Richard Nikoley runs the Free the Animal blog and the blog aims to help people reach their best potential in all areas of life. He has written a book entitled Free the Animal: How to Lose Weight & Fat on the Paleo Diet. Richard talks to Adam Smith on gut health, diabetes, FitBit, and much more on today's episode. Key Takeaways: [10:00] There is such a thing as essential carbohydrates [14:40] The Japanese people are waiting to see what happens to the American children as they grow up on GMO foods. [20:35] A lot of autoimmune diseases are linked to gut health. [24:40] Richard talks about FitBit [36:30] Probiotics has helped with Richard's gut health, but he often finds himself hungry with no appetite. [40:10] Read the ingredient list. Keep food simple. [41:30] What are some of the common mistakes people do when trying to lose weight? [53:50] Cultures who live the longest eat plenty of carbohydrates. [56:10] People initially feel good when they eat a low carb diet, but then afterwards it catches up with them. Mentioned In This Episode: http://prymalradio.com/ http://freetheanimal.com/ The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner.
48 minutes | May 8, 2015
EP004: How To Become Flexible Like a Pole Dancer with Patricia 'Acrobatica'
Patricia is a pole dancing champion who runs her own school in Poland. She talks to Adam Smith on some of the bad stigma around pole dancing, how to develop strength and flexibility effectively, why she loves pole dancing, and much more on today's episode. Key Takeaways: [3:00] Patricia talks about how she fell in love with pole dancing. [4:30] How does Patricia handle the 'bad' stigma around pole dancing? [7:50] Positive reinforcement is so important when people are learning something new for the first time. [11:35] How does pole dancing compare to gymnastics? [15:45] Workshops have really helped Patricia improve. [24:40] What is Patricia's favorite exercises to work her flexibility? [30:30] How does Patricia deal with the bruises and calluses? [35:00] Don't have a pole? Try pull ups! [39:40] What's Patricia's morning routine? [47:30] Don't be afraid to fight for your dreams. Mentioned In This Episode: http://prymalradio.com/
73 minutes | May 1, 2015
EP003: How to Start Your Own Supplement Company with Jonathan Bechtel
Jonathan Bechtel of Health Kismet talks to Adam Smith on how he started his supplement company and some of the key lessons he learned along the way. He also shares his thoughts on whole food vitamins, synthetic vitamins, and much more on today's show. Key Takeaways: [3:30] Adam explains to Jonathan about an experiment he's doing on his sulfate levels. [17:20] What kind of challenges does Jonathan experience when living off the grid? [23:20] How did Health Kismet start? [32:30] The moment Adam got healthy, he realized he could focus better and get more things done. [33:00] Jonathan share his advice for those who want to start a supplement company. [42:00] Go get experience first before you pursue your groundbreaking idea. [45:35] Whole food vitamins, legit or not? [51:20] Synthetic vitamins are not always terrible or bad for you. [61:45] Sometimes the natural substances are more powerful than pharmaceutical drugs and you have to be careful not to overdose on them. [62:00] What's Jonathan's morning routine? [68:30] Jonathan recommends some of his top books. Mentioned In This Episode: http://www.healthkismet.com/ Biochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition by Martha Stipanuk Encyclopedia of Naturopathic Medicine
51 minutes | Apr 10, 2015
EP002: Learn about the GAPS diet with Toni Fairman
Adam Smith invites Toni Fairman to the show talk about the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet. Toni Fairman is a GAPS practitioner and teaches her clients how to heal their gut physically and emotionally. Tori shares some great advice on whether the GAPS diet is right for you, some of her favorite books, and why food is so important to you and your future children on today's episode. Key Takeaways: 5:20 – On the GAPS diet, you do have to eliminate sweets, but not fruit or honey. 6:40 – What's the link between the gut and your psychology? Toni explains. 8:20 – How do you know if you've got a bad gut? 11:30 – The GAPS diet can help with constipation, stomach pain, and bloating. 16:20 – Adam shares his personal story on his emotional healing experience. 18:00 – Toni recommends two books to help her clients with emotional healing. 25:00 – If you're having cravings, eat one of your meal plans first and then have what you're craving (if you're still craving it). That way it's not a total loss. 33:40 – What helps speed up the gut healing process? Toni explains. 46:25 – The health of the parents is critical to the health of the baby. Mentioned In This Episode: http://tonifairman.com/ The Healing Code by Alexander Loyd and Ben Johnson Letting Go by Dr. David Hawkins Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride. The Nourishing Traditions Book by Sally Fallon The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon.
64 minutes | Mar 23, 2015
EP001: Transform Your Life and Health With Mario Tomic
Mario Tomic shares his amazing life story with Adam Smith and his audience on today's episode of Prymal Radio. Mario comes from a village of only 200 people and didn't step on a plane until he was 25 years old. He was an avid World or Warcraft player with a gut and within 7 months he transformed his life and became a fitness model and coach. He talks about some helpful tips people can do to get fit and have more energy during the work week, some common mistakes people make in the gym, and much more on today's show. Key Takeaways: 1:00 – This is Adam Smith's first interview, so be nice! 4:30 – Why did Mario Tomic choose the fitness field? 8:00 – The standard tests for B12 are too low to detect a B12 deficiency. Adam explains further. 17:40 – What would a one-week workout routine look like when training with Mario? 25:50 – Mario uses Google sheets to track his client's progress, but he also likes to use the Jefit app. 29:00 – Biggest mistake in the gym? Not leaving your phone in your locker. 40:30 – How did Mario develop the strength to leave his job? 49:15 – Don't blame someone else for your problems. Take responsibility for your actions and improve on it. 55:50 – Create a clear plan of how your day is going to go. It will save you time to do more things. 61:30 – Mario recommends two books he really enjoys. Mentioned In This Episode: http://shockingfit.com https://www.coach.me/ http://www.jefit.com/ Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins