Podcast

Metabolic Flexibility & Flexibile Dieting for Health & Performance with Dr. Mike T. Nelson [Podcast Episode #66]

March 21, 2019byadmin

Our metabolism controls our body’s ability to utilize food for fuel.As our energy demands change – from sedentary to high intensity exercises – our bodies preferential fuel sources shift, from fat to carbohydrates.In today’s show, Dr. Mike T. Nelson discusses the inherent flexibility required to effectively utilize both fat and carbohydrates in both healthy and […]

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The Impact of Sleep on Health, Body Composition, and Brain Function with Dr. Court Vreeland [Podcast Episode #65]

March 12, 2019byBen Brown

There’s not a physiological disorder or disease that isn’t impacted by a lack of sleep.In fact, for me, as a coach, if there was only one thing that I could help clients with that would significantly contribute to improving their health, improving body composition, emotional stability, cognitive function, increase longevity, etc…. it would be figuring […]

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Nutrition Strategies for High Performers to Fuel their Day for Success with Nate Palmer [Podcast Episode #64]

March 5, 2019byBen Brown

​There’s a common denominator when it comes to why so many of us struggle to be consistent with our nutrition – especially hard charging entrepreneurs…of course, it’s finding the TIME to “eat right”.Despite the fact that this, in itself is a massive limiting belief, it goes without saying that the easier we can make things […]

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Optimal Protein Intake & Muscle-Centric Medicine for Health & Longevity with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon [Podcast Episode #63]

February 26, 2019byBen Brown

In this episode we’ll cover all things protein as far as protein intake on muscle health and longevity. We’ll discuss the relationship between muscle mass and brain health, blood sugar regulation, as well as the benefit of having relatively large amounts of lean muscle tissue. Lastly, we’ll discuss how much protein should be consumed, what […]

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Stress Hormones, Survival, Fasting, and Fat Loss with Dr. Carrie Jones [Podcast Episode #62]

February 19, 2019byBen Brown

Your body is pretty smart…and has evolved over millennia to survive harsh conditions through feast, famine, and disease.We were built to procreate.Despite the fact that we all want to look good naked, we can’t outsmart the bodies inherent drive to simply survive.So much so, that when our brain perceives stress, the last thing it wants […]

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Should You Be Counting Calories To Lose Weight? – TJ Jankowski [Podcast Episode #61]

February 12, 2019byBen Brown

There’s power in simplicity.It’s obvious that I believe that, hence the name of the show – The Smart Nutrition Made Simple Show…But sometimes the complexity of the topics we speak about lead us to believe that things are more difficult than they seem, i.e. hormones, gut health, functional medicine, supplementation, nutrient timing, intermittent fasting…I suppose […]

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The Role of Genetic Testing in Optimizing Hormonal Health with Dr. Tracy Gapin [Podcast Episode #60]

February 5, 2019byBen Brown

What are epigenetics and why is it important to do genetic testing to optimize our health?That’s what we discuss today on the show with Dr. Tracy Gapin.According to Dr. Gapin, “Epigenetics is the science of lifestyle. We know that what you eat, how you sleep, how you deal with stress, how you move, all these […]

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What Quitting Alcohol Could Do For You with James Swanwick [Podcast Episode #59]

January 30, 2019byBen Brown

​Just Do It!…Just Do it NOW.Powerful words to live by from today’s guest, James Swanwick, that have helped him and thousands of others positively impact their health, wealth, relationships, productivity, and so much more.James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, host of The James Swanwick Show podcast and the […]

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Testosterone Optimization & The Role of DNA Testing in Health & Longevity with Jay Campbell [Podcast Episode #58]

January 22, 2019byBen Brown

​You’ve been told your testosterone levels are “normal” but are you’re still feeling like crap.Did you know that conventional norms for testosterone were recently lowered? And just because your levels are normal doesn’t mean their “optimal”?Meet Jay Campbell, author of the Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible, who suggests that testosterone optimization is necessary to live like […]

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How to be DadStrong with David McMenomey [Podcast Episode #57]

January 17, 2019byadmin

Being a man today ain’t easy…The pressure of living up to societal expectations can be intense: Being a provider, a present and engaged father, a supportive and emotionally available husband, a strong leader and community member…it seems like a lot.David McMenomey, founder of BeDadStrong.com, has found that creating a community based on competition and optimistic […]

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10 Things I Learned from Charles Poliquin – Ben Brown

January 15, 2019byadmin

10 Things I Learned from Charles Poliquin aka The Strength Sensei [Solo Podcast Episode]   Having had the pleasure to learn from and get to know Charles Poliquin over the last 12 years has been instrumental in helping define who I am today. Its taken me a while to process his recent passing and the idea for this […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms, Cold Therapy and Beyond: A Look into a Biohackers Paradise with Blake Bowman

January 8, 2019byBen Brown

Medicinal Mushrooms, Cold Therapy and Beyond: A Look into a BioHackers Paradise with Blake Bowman [Podcast Episode #56]   What the heck is BioHacking?   Blake Bowman, of GuerillaZen.com explains that despite the fact that even though he identifies with the term “biohacking”, or is seen as a “biohacker”, what he really practices is health-optimization.    […]

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The Fundamentals of Nutrition with Brian St. Pierre

January 7, 2019byBen Brown

The Fundamentals of Nutrition [Podcast Episode #55].   In this episode with Brian St. Pierre, we break down the key fundamentals of nutrition that anyone looking to improve their health and physique would benefit from, specifically those of us with families and “busy” lifestyles.   You can think of these fundamentals as essentially the best practices of […]

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Male Reproductive Health & Sexual Dysfunction in the 21st Century with Dr. Ralph Esposito

December 27, 2018byBen Brown

Male Reproductive Health & Sexual Dysfunction in the 21st Century [Podcast Episode #54].   In this enlightening interview with Dr. Ralph Esposito, we start off our discussion by talking about the differences between normal testosterone and optimal testosterone ranges as seen in conventional blood labs as well as WHY just looking at normal levels can be […]

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Are You Suffering from Vitamin A Toxicity? – Dr. Garrett Smith

December 18, 2018byBen Brown

Are You Suffering From Vitamin A Toxicity? – Dr. Garrett Smith [Podcast Episode #53]. What is everything we thought we knew about nutrition was wrong?   Through a combination of years of hair tissue mineral analysis coupled with a insatiable desire to uncover the truth about clinical nutrition, Dr. Garrett Smith has dug up some pretty […]

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Combining the Science and Art of Habit-Based Nutrition Change

December 11, 2018byBen Brown

Combining the Science and Art of Habit-Based Nutrition Change [Podcast Episode #52].   Let’s face it, weight loss is hard.   Actually, let me reframe that: long-term weight loss is hard.   The science is very clear that simply creating a caloric deficit is the main needle driver when it comes to weight loss. But […]

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Kids Cook Real Food with Katie Kimball

December 4, 2018byadmin

How Do I Help My Kids Make Healthy Food Choices? [Podcast Episode #51] Have you found yourself struggling to eat healthy without going crazy?   If so, you’re definitely not alone.   Today’s guest, Katie Kimball, creator of Kids Cook Real Food program, joins us to discuss how to empower our kids (and ourselves) to […]

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Eat to Perform with Brad Dieter, PhD

May 31, 2018byBen Brown

If you’re interested in learning how to lose weight in the most effective and sustainable way possible, then definitely check out my podcast with Brad Dieter, Ph.D.   Brad is a trained exercise physiologist, molecular biologist, and biostatistician. He received his B.A. from Washington State University and a Masters of Science in biomechanics and Ph.D. […]

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Naked Sunbathing, Red Meat, and Ancestral Eating with Dr. Jack Wolfson

May 24, 2018byBen Brown

If you’ve struggled with cardiovascular problems or generally want to learn how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, then check out my interview with Jack Wolfson, DO.   Dr. Wolfson is a board-certified holistic cardiologist who was sick and tired of seeing a revolving door of patients failing to get well from conventional pills and procedures. As […]

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Fitness, Nutrition, & Lifestyle Hacks for the Busy Dad with Brent Myers, DC

May 17, 2018byBen Brown

From joint health to better sleep and nutrition, you can actually hack your way to optimal health. Find out how by checking out my podcast with Dr. Brent Myers.   Brent is a chiropractic sports physician and owner of Myers Chiropractic and Functional Health in Asheville, North Carolina. In his practice, Brent combines chiropractic care, manual therapy […]

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How to Triage Your Nutrition with Shawna Curry

May 10, 2018byBen Brown

Are you struggling with weight gain, digestive issues, food sensitivities, or sleep problems? Find out how you can reclaim your health by checking out my podcast with Shawna Curry.   I’m not just trying to keep you alive. I’m trying to help you live this vibrant, richer life where you can do what you want […]

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How to Periodize Your Nutrition for Performance and Weight Loss with Jason Phillips

May 3, 2018byBen Brown

There is so much conflicting information regarding dieting. On the one hand, you’ve got diets touting the benefits of extreme restriction. On the other hand, you’ve got diets touting the benefits of no restriction, but an emphasis on calories and macros.   The fact is, so much of our diet culture is centered on fear-mongering. And that can ultimately […]

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Why Weight Loss Requires More Than Just Going Gluten-Free With Jennifer Fugo

April 26, 2018byBen Brown

If you’re experiencing bloating, digestive discomfort, brain fog and/or fatigue, then definitely check out my podcast with”Gluten Free Guru” Jennifer Fugo, MS, CHC.   Jennifer is a clinical nutritionist, wellness coach, yoga instructor, and the founder of Gluten Free School, a community where gluten-sensitive women discover simple, savvy, and empowering steps to get healthy.   […]

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The End of Dieting with Amy Pamensky

April 19, 2018byBen Brown

When it comes to losing weight, improving energy, or simply getting healthier, restrictive diets aren’t necessarily the best option. In fact, according to Amy Pamensky, they can often lead to feelings of defeat, frustration, and disappointment.   Amy is known as the Spiritual Nutrition. She helps women who are tired of dieting get out of […]

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Lean, Strong, Healthy, and Plant-Based with Karina Inkster

April 12, 2018byBen Brown

When you think of Olympic weightlifters, NBA players, or NFL players, you probably don’t immediately assume that they eat a vegan diet. But more and more athletes are trading in steak for tofu and tempeh. If you’re curious why or are interested in becoming vegan, then definitely check out my podcast with Karina Inkster.   A […]

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Learning to Eat Beyond Macros with Matt Walrath

April 5, 2018byBen Brown

You don’t have to go on a restrictive diet in order to get leaner, stronger or perform better. According to Matt Walrath, the real key to sustainable nutrition and faster results revolves around manipulating macros (protein, carbs, and fat).   We use macro-counting as our guide for figuring out what habits you need to shift.   Matt […]

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Training = Rehab with Charlie Weingroff, DPT

March 29, 2018byBen Brown

When trying to get healthy, often times movement or physical activity is the lowest barrier to entry and where most people find comfort getting started. However, beginning a training program is still a challenge. What should you be focusing on? What exercises are best for you? How can you prevent injury? You’ll get those answers […]

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The Healing Powers of Cannabis with Bryan Hardy

March 22, 2018byBen Brown

If you’ve ever been curious about the benefits of medical marijuana or Cannabidiol (CBD) and what it can do for you, check out my podcast with Bryan Hardy.   Bryan is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach who specializes in helping busy professions revitalize their gut and hormones in order to help combat anxiety and depression, […]

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Fitness for Food Lovers with Ben Johnson

March 15, 2018byBen Brown

Fitness and delicious food don’t need to be mutually exclusive. If you’re curious about how you can lose weight, build muscle or get healthier while still enjoying satisfying, yummy food, then definitely check out my podcast with self-proclaimed food lover Ben Johnson.   Ben is a writer, fitness coach, entrepreneur and founder of BenTrained.com. As a […]

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The Path to Nutritional Enlightenment with Krista Scott-Dixon

March 8, 2018byBen Brown

The power of doing the work and loving yourself is far more important for weight loss and body change than the foods we put in our mouths, according to Krista Scott-Dixon, Ph.D. From weight-loss tips to advice for boosting your health and happiness, this podcast with Krista is an absolute MUST.   I think the most […]

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Forge Your Way to Fat Loss with Jim Brown

March 1, 2018byBen Brown

If you’re interested in learning how to build and maintain muscle while simultaneously losing fat, then definitely check out my podcast with Jim Brown.   Jim is an elite athlete and former bodybuilder who’s been in the industry for more than 20 years. Over the course of his career, Jim has developed an expertise in every […]

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The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto with Dai Manuel

February 22, 2018byBen Brown

Are you living a life of purpose? It’s a difficult question to answer, and one that takes a significant amount of introspection. If your answer isn’t a resounding yes or if you’re interested in discovering the secrets to lifelong happiness and well-being, then definitely check out my podcast with Dai Manuel.   Dai is a certified […]

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The Youth Method: Defy Aging and Reclaim Your Health with Erin Nielsen

February 15, 2018byBen Brown

Are you experiencing joint pain, weight gain and/or lack of energy as you’re getting older? Find out how to become a healthier, fitter, younger you by checking out my podcast with Erin Nielsen.   Erin is a licensed physical therapist, certified health coach and Pilates instructor who’s made it her mission to find the fountain of […]

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How to Become a Warrior Dad with Curtis Jackson

February 8, 2018byBen Brown

Being a dad is tough. There’s the pressure of needing to provide for your family while at the same time providing for yourself. If you’re interested in learning how to become a better husband, father, mentor, business owner or really just a productive member of society, definitely check out my podcast with Curtis Jackson.   Curtis is […]

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The Cabral Concept with Dr. Stephen Cabral

February 1, 2018byBen Brown

Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with or are suffering from a chronic illness, this podcast with Dr. Stephen Cabral can help give you the tools to take back your health and possibly even get you off of your medications.   If you’re on cholesterol medication, if you’re on blood pressure medication, if you have Hashimoto’s, […]

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The 5 M’s of Manhood with Vince Del Monte

January 25, 2018byBen Brown

Whether you’re looking to find more balance in your life, improve your health and fitness or grow your own business, this podcast with Vince Del Monte will give you simple steps you can take to accomplish your goals. Vince is a fitness guru who has dedicated his life to transforming the lives of skinny, scrawny, wimpy men […]

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What Your Morning Wood Says About You with Ali Gilbert

January 18, 2018byBen Brown

  Do you have the quintessential “dad bod,” find it difficult to lose weight, have low muscle tone and/or experience feelings of depression? It’s possible that you could have low testosterone. Low-T is becoming increasingly common, currently affecting 4 in every 10 men over the age of 45 according to the Urology Care Foundation. If you’re experiencing […]

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The Caveman Principle that Keeps us Fat with Luke Tulloch

January 11, 2018byBen Brown

  If you’re interested in getting fitter, leaner and stronger in a healthy and manageable way or if you’re a fitness trainer curious about improving your program design to attain better client results, then you will learn a ton of quality information from my podcast with Luke Tulloch.   Luke is a personal trainer with […]

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How to Use the Metabolic Effect for Fat Loss with Dr. Jade Teta

January 4, 2018byBen Brown

Most of us think that if we eat less and work out more we will lose weight, but that’s simply NOT the case. In fact, doing so is often a recipe for weight gain. Why? Well, the answer lies in understanding the metabolism and what it takes to function optimally.   If you’re curious about how the […]

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The Joint “Super Stiffness Model” and Injury Prevention with Sebastian Gonzales, DC

December 28, 2017byBen Brown

If you’re living with joint pain, muscle imbalances or stiffness then this podcast with Dr. Sebastian Gonzales will teach you ways to both optimize joint health and prevent injury.   Sebastian is a doctor of chiropractic, certified strength and conditioning specialist, TPI certified gold medical professional and elite active release techniques provider. He is also […]

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How to Grease the Wheels of Cognition (and Fat Loss) with Psychedelics with Craig Preisendorf

December 21, 2017byBen Brown

Are you curious about the ketogenic diet and whether or not it’s right for you? Then this podcast with Craig Preisendorf is an absolute MUST.   Craig is ketogenic diet expert as well as a fitness trainer and nutritionist for world-class MMA fighters.   Craig’s interest in fitness began when he was 10 years old and continued when […]

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Learning the Skills for Effective Eating with Josh Hillis

December 14, 2017byBen Brown

If you’re interested in losing weight or you’ve tried diet after diet without success, then this podcast with Josh Hillis will give you the nutrition skills you need to get effective results.   Josh began in fitness as a personal trainer and kettlebell instructor, but over the years discovered that nutrition and eating habits are the real […]

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Why Least Mode NOT Beast Mode is the Key to Long-term Health with Luke Leaman

December 7, 2017byBen Brown

Whether you’re a personal trainer, coach, health professional or you’re looking to hire a personal trainer, this podcast with Luke Leaman will be incredibly beneficial for you.   Luke is highly respected in the strength and conditioning field. He is the co-founder of Muscle Nerds, an online and personal training development business. Muscle Nerds helps teach […]

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Using the Overflow Effect to Create Positive Action and Change Lives with Nick Holt

November 30, 2017byBen Brown

If you’ve been uncomfortable in your life, uncomfortable in your job or you feel like you need to make a change but you don’t know what to do, then I think this interview with Nick Holt, NASM-CPT, is going to resonate with you.   Nick is a personal trainer, nutritionist, surfer, and entrepreneur who’s passionate […]

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The Science and Art of Strength with Stéphane Cazeault

November 23, 2017byBen Brown

If you’re a personal trainer, working with a personal trainer or are doing any kind of resistance training, then you’re going to want to tune into to this podcast with renowned strength trainer Stéphane Cazeault.   Stéphane has spent the last 20+ years perfecting his work as a strength coach. During his career, he’s personally […]

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The #1 Solution to Experiencing AWESOME Health with Wade T. Lightheart

November 16, 2017byBen Brown

If you are part of the 85% of the population suffering from some sort of digestive distress and want to experience AWESOME health, then this podcast with Wade Lightheart is perfect for you.   Few people have traveled farther or crusaded harder on behalf of helping individuals transform their digestive health, wellness and overall lives than […]

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How to Hijack your Metabolism for Rapid Fat Loss with Jay Campbell

November 9, 2017byBen Brown

From treating hormonal imbalances, particularly low testosterone, to a new spin on a proven weight-loss technique, this podcast with Jay Campbell is one you won’t want to miss.   Jay is the best selling author of “The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy Manual: How to Optimize Your Testosterone for Lifelong Health and Happiness.” He also just released “The Metabolic […]

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High Performance Health for the Everyday Athlete with Brad Davidson

November 2, 2017byBen Brown

If you experience chronic stress, have trouble sleeping and can’t seem to lose weight, then this podcast with Brad Davidson is an absolute MUST.   Brad is a performance coach, speaker, and author of The Stark Naked 21‑Day Metabolic Reset. Brad specializes in enhancing metabolism and optimizing performance in high-stress individuals, particularly professional athletes and C-suite executives.   […]

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How to Reverse Gut Imbalances, Insomnia, Low Libido, Fat, and Fatigue Issues with Rich Jacobs

October 26, 2017byBen Brown

Do you suffer from digestive problems, low libido, fat or fatigue issues? This podcast with Rich Jacobs will be immensely helpful for you.   Rich Jacobs is a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner and former collegiate strength and conditioning coach.   In his mid-thirties, Rich suffered from G.I.L.F.F. (Gut, Insomnia, Low Libido, Fat, and Fatigue). Despite numerous […]

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How to Use Corrective Exercise to Get Strong, Healthy, and Lean with Blake Bowman

October 19, 2017byBen Brown

If you suffer from chronic pain (like most of us do), physical dysfunction or injury, this interview with Blake Bowman, NASM-CPT, CES is an absolute MUST.   A specialist in corrective exercise, Blake knows firsthand what it’s like to experience injury and chronic pain. When he transitioned from high school athletics to weight-lifting he dealt with […]

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