My Podcast Interview at Healthy Mind, Fit Body

Last week I received a welcome email from Kevin Koskella requesting to do an interview. I had seen a number of things at the Healthy Mind, Fit Body website in the past and so I was enthusiastic about getting on a Skype call with Kevin and his partner in the venture, Wes Bertrand. You can check into their backgrounds here.

Coming in at about 35 minutes, it was really a lot of fun, very relaxed and I must say that the format with two guys both keying off each other provides for a very conversational “interview.” It’s more like a discussion.

To make it as interesting as possible from my perspective I tried to challenge and/or poke fun ot a number of “sacred cows” in the paleo community. Not too heavy, but perhaps enough to stimulate some discussion. At any rate, here’s the link to the post, and here’s the direct link to the podcast itself.

I hope you enjoy it. Listening back this morning, I was satisfied that the three of us delivered on a relaxed discussion that would be of benefit and interest to both those new to the paleo scene as well as the old hands looking to refine their approach to this style of living.


  1. Sean on September 18, 2010 at 10:39

    Poking fun at our sacred cows, eh?

    Break ranks again and we will have you killed.

    La Cosa Carne Nostra

    Looking forward to listening.

  2. NomadicNeill on September 19, 2010 at 02:30

    Richard what would you consider falls under body composition?

    I went paleo / primal purely for health reasons but not to lose weight, unfortunately this is one of the side effects.

    Do you think putting on weight from say potatoes in the form of fat is inherently unhealthy compared to just lean muscle.

    Or is a bit of both good?

    • Richard Nikoley on September 19, 2010 at 06:31


      Yep, definitely a problem experienced by some. I guess it depends on how much weight is lost. How much have you lost, for how long? Has it settled out yet?

      You may need to eat more and, yes, perhaps introduce some starch. Also, upping protein might do the trick. Just remember you’ll fluctuate in weight normally, usually having to do with water retention and dumping, so you don’t want to get too obsessive about a few pounds either way.

  3. Paul C on September 18, 2010 at 15:48

    This was an enjoyable interview that sounded very natural. I listened to it while eating beef, potatoes, and carrots from the crock pot, with no guilt about the potatoes.

    • Richard Nikoley on September 18, 2010 at 16:02

      If the potatoes don’t adversely affect your body comp and you enjoy them, then I can’t see any adverse long term health effects.

      Body comp is your signal, provided youre eating real foods, not some nebulous idea of health, low inslulin, etc.

  4. Jim Arkus on September 19, 2010 at 04:53

    Excellent interview. Loved the part about jerusalem artichokes!

  5. Robert on September 19, 2010 at 17:24

    Richard, this is crying out for the Free The Animal treatment:

    • Richard Nikoley on September 19, 2010 at 17:57

      Ok Robert, I’lltake a close look (I threw up in my mouth on the first try). Anyway, see the previous post.. Dr. Seal not only neglected to answer my simple question and objection in his own comments but deleted and closed comments..

      He gets all I can give in video, tomorrow morning. I’ll do it in video. The bullshit horn may be employed. Stay tuned.

  6. Mallory on September 19, 2010 at 18:40

    ahhh you sound a lot different than i expected! hahaha good interview i enjoyed it!

  7. Mallory on September 20, 2010 at 07:20

    nope….ill go fnd it now though .

  8. Skyler Tanner on September 20, 2010 at 13:09

    Great interview. It’s nice to have asides drive the discussion.

    • Richard Nikoley on September 20, 2010 at 13:41

      I really liked doing that with those guys. I almost forgot we were even doing an “interview.”

  9. Keith Harvey on September 20, 2010 at 16:17

    Good to hear this. If you dont mind, I’d also like to throw in a plug for Wes Bertrand’s other podcast: Complete Liberty…

    Keep fighting the good fight!

    • Richard Nikoley on September 20, 2010 at 16:49

      Yea, Wes didn’t know I was an anarchist during that recording. Got an email after, when he’d drilled down in my blog, with political stuff going back to 2003.

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