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WEBINAR: The Health Effect - with Robb Wolf & Chris Kresser

What specific steps should you consider taking in your own life, and how can you best incorporate these into your current lifestyle? To answer those questions, we're producing our first Peak Prosperity 'Insider' webinar, titled "The Health Effect", featuring two of the absolute top experts today in functional health: Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser.

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Stepping Way Out Of The Comfort Zone

Adam takes a big risk for charity
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 9:21 AM

Most people have nightmares about finding themselves onstage in front of an audience with no idea what they're doing. Perhaps an even worse fear is finding yourself naked (or nearly so) in public.

Mash those two phobias together and you pretty much get how last weekend went for me. » Read more

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Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat

Rewiring our diet for better health
Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:14 PM

As human animals, our genetic programming pushes us to optimize caloric intake with the minimal amount of effort expended. The food industry knows this, and has for decades been developing "foods" scientifically engineered to appeal to that evolutionary drive. That result? An explosion in obesity, chronic health conditions like diabetes, and a society shamed by itself.

Robb Wolf's guidance revolves around working with, not against, our primal wiring. Eating more, but of the fuel our body truly needs, is much better than merely eating less of the processed gunk sold to us in most aisles of the grocery store. » Read more

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Why We're So Unhealthy

Our system makes & keeps us sick
Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:31 PM

I was fortunate to attend a permaculture conference, 'Better Soil, Better Food...A Better World' at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, California this past weekend that Adam Taggart (co-founder of Peak Prosperity) was responsible for producing. Joel Salatin (author of nine books, including Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front and head farmer at Polyface Farms, Virginia), Paul Kaiser (Singing Frogs Farm, Sonoma, California), Toby Hemenway (author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition), and Robb Wolf (author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet) were on hand to explain the connections between the way our food is grown, processed and distributed and our ill-health.

Though these connections are common sense—we all know about garbage in, garbage out—the linkage between our extractive, monoculture agriculture and all the other subsystems of food and health remains opaque to most Americans. » Read more

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How To Lose Weight

Adam's first-hand experience
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1:15 PM

Happy New Year's Day!

If you're like most people around the world, you're spending time today planning your resolutions for 2016.

And if you're like most people, 'losing weight' is probably on your list. » Read more

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John Arden: The Science Behind Emotional Resilience

How we can better cope with adversity
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 9:25 PM

No matter how large your bank account or how well-stocked your homestead, no one can be completely prepared for every potential eventuality. And nothing ever goes 100% according to plan. In the times where it doesn't, it's our emotional fortitude that determines how well we fare.

As we often observe: it's not the specific insult that determines our fate. It's our reaction to it.

So how does one go about cultivating a higher degree of emotional resilience?  » Read more

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Chris Kresser: Functional Health

More options for living better & longer
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 5:42 PM

In today's discussion, we explore the world of "functional medicine" and other approaches to health and wellness that offer potential to complement, or in cases, replace conventional western medical treatment. Some of these practices have been used by eastern cultures for millennia, others are just coming to light now. But the common thread in each is to focus on the biological uniqueness of each patient and use an evidence-based approach to identify and resolve the underlying condition -- rather than merely treating the symptoms, which modern health care (sometimes referred to instead as "sick care") is often guilty of. » Read more

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Mark Sisson: Why Nutrition Is The Key To Health

Our diet determines which genes get activated
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 9:51 PM

This week, Mark Sisson -- former professional athlete, founder of Mark's Daily Apple, and developer of the Primal Blueprint health & fitness lifestyle -- returns to discuss nutrition. In his opinion, it's the single most important factor for a healthy life.

While other key components like physical exertion, good sleep, de-stressing and sun exposure contribute to overall health and well-being, too (see our 2013 interview with Mark for a full background on his recommended regime), the food we eat can literally determine which of the genes in our genetic code get activated and expressed. So, in a very real way, we indeed are what we eat. » Read more

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A Deadly Diet

Corporate interests are feeding us poison
Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:26 PM

One of the interesting things to emerge from my recent research into this area of nutritional health is the extent to which major food companies have been “on the ball” for decades now suppressing information on the awful health effects of some of their major products.

Sugar is the biggie.

I am old enough to remember the innumerable products that were sold as ‘low fat’…because that was the way to lose weight and be healthier.

There were low fat cookies, ice cream, sour cream, and cereal products. » Read more

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David Seaman: Inflammation From Our Diet Is Killing Us Slowly

Learn how to protect yourself from it
Sunday, February 23, 2014, 1:18 PM

Science continues to shed new light on how nutrition has a huge effect on the status of our health. In particular, medicine is zeroing in inflammation as key factor in the aging process - that, over time, diet-caused inflammation wears down our internal systems, resulting in impaired performance and disease.

This week, Chris speaks with Dr. David Seaman, Professor of Clinical Sciences at the National University of Health Sciences, one of the leading experts on clinical nutrition for pain and inflammation. They discuss inflammation, what causes it, the damage it does to our bodies, and the dietary changes we can make to reduce our exposure to it. » Read more