Brian MacKenzie - The Burden of Truth

Brian MacKenzie - AnthroHealth Podcast

Brian is a human performance coach with more than two decades of experience of innovating new protocols for research, and for training Coaches, Olympians, Professional Athletes, Entrepreneurs, High Performers and everyday people in numerous realms on the use of physiological, mechanical, breathing and many intrinsic tools to achieve maximum output in training, competition and recovery. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Unbreakable Runner, and Founder of The Art of Breath, a division of Power, Speed Endurance. His clients have included: Ari Emanuel, Kelly Starrett, Tim Ferriss, US Military Units (Navy, Army, Marines), Jon “Bones” Jones, Tia Clair Toomey (2X CrossFit Games Champion), Rich Froning Jr. (4X CrossFit Games Champion) and many others. 

He resides in San Rafael, CA with his wife Erin Cafaro MacKenzie (2X Olympic Gold Medalist / Rowing W8+)

• Founder & Creative Director of Power Speed Endurance

• Co-Founder & President of the Health and Human Performance Foundation

• New York Times Best Selling Author

Topics discussed:human performance, unconventional thinking, endurance sports, the burden of health, breathing, the ultimate player-coach, commandos of health, freedom, truth, utilizing social media properly, sport is an illusion, the circles of leadership, civil rights, and more!


Art of Breath

Power Speed Endurance

Nelson Brooke - Reconnecting With Your Environment

Nelson Brooke - Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Nelson Brooke, a Birmingham native, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an anthropology degree. Nelson is an Eagle Scout and outdoor enthusiast who has enjoyed fishing and hunting along the banks of the Black Warrior River since he was seven years old. Nelson has been Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s staff Riverkeeper since January of 2004. He also served as Executive Director from August 2007 through December 2009. Nelson was named “2010 Alabama River Hero” by the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

As Riverkeeper, Nelson patrols and photographs the Black Warrior River and its tributaries from the land, water, and air, looks for pollution problems, responds to citizen complaints, researches and analyzes polluters’ permits, collects pollution samples for laboratory analysis, educates the public about the beauty of the river and threats to it, works to empower stakeholders throughout the watershed, advocates compliance with environmental laws, works on finding solutions to pollution problems, and is a spokesman for the Black Warrior River watershed. Nelson runs our Riverkeeper Patrol Program and coordinates with our Legal Program when appropriate. Nelson is available to give educational presentations to your school, civic organization, or club.

Topics discussed: environmental responsibility, legacy, Eagle Scouts, water filtration, healthy living, water wars, how to educate the public, why bottled water isn't regulated or healthy, EBSCO and more.

Da' Beards - Contradictions Within Our Profession

Topics discussed: alignment, joint centration, activation, long-term neurologic change, reciprocal inhibition - Ian Shrier, voting down PT direct access in AL, voting in subluxation, getting paid shit and then protecting what we have, and more.


Dr. Richard Ulm - Evolving Thoughts on Human Performance and Injury

Dr. Richard Ulm is a lead instructor of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for the Prague School of Rehabilitation (  He is an associate professor for National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL where he teaches manual therapy and rehabilitation.  He is also a Chiropractic Physician at Columbus Chiropractic at Rehabilitation Center in Dublin, Ohio ( and the creator of and lead instructor for Athlete-Enhancement (, an education organization emphasizing combining of rehabilitation and strength training.  

Dr. Ulm has published numerous articles on rehabilitation, mechanics of stabilization, and strength training.  He is also the co-author of the chapter on DNS in the soon-to-be-released 3rd edition of “Rehabilitation of the Spine”.

In his practice, Dr. Ulm works with the full spectrum of patients ranging from referrals from the medical field that have failed at all other interventions (e.g. surgery, physical therapy, injections, medication, chiropractic and acupuncture) to professional athletes seeking to maximize their body’s potential.  He utilizes active exercise with a heavy emphasis on manual therapy to personalize all treatment plans to each individual patient.

Topics discussed: ART, Charles Poliquin, strength & conditioning, Olympic training, why anatomy matters, DNS, pilates, opinions on breathing and core, overtraining the posterior chain, extension compression stabilizing strategies, and more.

Rehab 2 Performance

Josh Kaywood - Choosing the Outdoors

Josh is the chapter coordinator for the Southeast chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.  Professionally, Josh has a strong background as an entrepreneur focusing extensively in providing healthcare technology solutions to increase consumer access to the continuum of care.  In 2017 Josh shifted his focus towards his passion in preserving and increasing access to the bounty of public lands and waters in the Southeast and North Carolina.  Josh is a passionate waterfowl hunter, and spends the rest of the year recreating in the great outdoors.

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Coosa Riverkeeper

World Deer Expo

Alabama CWD Sampling

Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom

Erin McGuire, PT, OCS - The Real Core

Erin McGuire PT, OCS has been a physical therapist for 22 years.  She currently practices at her clinic, Back in Balance Physical Therapy, in Los Angeles, CA.  Erin is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Prague School of Rehabilitation DNS instructor/practitioner.

In 2014, she created the core360 belt, a tool to facilitate proper utilization of the diaphragm and to increase awareness of how important the diaphragm muscle is in movement and overall well-being.  Through teaching and the core360 belt, she hopes to assist other practitioners in understanding the principles of DNS and how to better utilize the approach.

Topics discussed: breathing, Clare Frank, sagittal stabilization, Brett Winchester, incontinence, why dysfunction occurs, levitation dilemma, proper stabilization, cognitive and movement development, new rehab paradigm, and much more.

#34 - Becoming Your Own Health Advocate

Topics discussed; misophonia; straight necks; google diagnosis; Biology of Belief; epigenetics; functional health consultant; my white blood cell crash; ditching caffeine; Foundation training; genetic testing; Fair Chase; Hope, Human and Wild; my TEDx talk; creative outlets; how to get an athlete to put the breaks on; and more.


undation Training


Fair Chase 

Hope, Human and Wild

Podcast episode on 'Biology of Belief'

TEDx Birmingham 2019

#33 - Book Review 2018

Join me for a review of a some of my favorite books of 2018!

  • The Naturalist - Andrew Mayne

  • Biology of Belief - Bruce Lipton, MD

  • Deep - James Nestor

  • The Way of the Iceman - Wim Hof 

  • Dying To Be Me - Anita Moorjani

  • Upgrade Your Breath - Logan Christopher

  • Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders - Leon Chaitow

  • Kundalini Rising - Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Dorothy Walters

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma

  • Smart Cuts - Shane Snow

  • Let My People Go Surfing - Yvon Chouinard

  • American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon - Steven Rinella

  • Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter - Steven Rinella

  • Empire of the Summer Moon - S.C. Gwynne

  • The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine - Steven Rinella



#32 - Dr. Perry Nickleston, DC - Suck Is The New Norm

Dr. Perry sits down with me to pow wow about all sorts of good stuff, the sliding scale of misery, why some people don't want to get better, why he wanted to quit chiropractic only 2 years into his career, how he got started down the 'crazy-shit path', why the most adaptable organisms beat the most efficient, why creativity is the key to success.

Here’s another interview with Dr. Perry -

#31 - Shawn Galin PhD - Cultivate Awareness To Improve Your Health

Shawn Galin acquired his PhD in physiology and biophysics, he is an associate professor of medicine at UAB as well as the course director of the endocrine systems course for 2nd year med students at UAB. Shawn is also a certified yoga teacher, and his blend of conventional, evidence-based academia paired with yoga instructing gives Shawn a truly unique perspective on human health.