I wanted to share with you a current listing of the Top 51 Fitness & Nutrition Podcasts on iTunes as of April 11, 2012. Check out all of the Paleo, primal and low-carb friendly shows that are literally dominating the top of the charts right now:
In case you missed any of them, here are our peeps on the iTunes charts:
#3: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
#4: Fat-Burning Man by Abel James
#5: The Nutrition Diva by Monica Reinagel
#6: Get-Fit Guy by Ben Greenfield
#16: Latest in Paleo by Angelo Coppola
#21: Underground Wellness by Sean Croxton
#25: The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show by Jimmy Moore
#26: Ben Greenfield Fitness by Ben Greenfield
#27: Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso and Chrissy Gower
#35: Balanced Bites by Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe
#38: Dishing Up Nutrition by Darlene Kvist
#48: Primal Body Primal Mind Radio by Nora Gedgaudas
#51: Ask The Low-Carb Experts by Jimmy Moore
(This is not even including a few more that are on down the list, including #58 Upgraded Self Radio by Dave Aspry, #68 Healthy Mind Fit Body by Kevin Koskella and Wes Bertrand, #103 Low-Carb Conversations by Jimmy Moore & Friends, #119 Dana’s Low-Carb For Life by Dana Carpender, #134 Carbohydrates Can Kill by Dr. Robert Su and MANY MORE! Check out “My Favorite Health Podcasts” listing along the right-hand side of the blog for even more fabulous shows to listen to.)
Do you realize that’s upwards of 25% (one year ago this number was about 10%) of the best of the best Fitness & Nutrition podcasts airing online today providing information to their listeners that is accurate about eating more healthy fats, reducing the consumption of carbohydrates, especially refined ones, from your diet, and other key lifestyle interventions to make yourself as optimally healthy as possible? It’s not more of the same old low-fat, eat more healthy whole grain nonsense that has gotten us fatter and sicker than we’ve ever been! If the fact that there are so many Paleo, primal and low-carb friendly podcasts out there doesn’t make a huge statement that this way of eating is gaining in popularity by leaps and bounds and deserves a nationally-syndicated radio show RIGHT NOW, then I don’t know what does.
I’ve often shared with people that my dream one day in the not-too-distant future is to host such a show, sharing quality health and nutrition information with millions of listeners, booking engaging interview guests who can articulate the basic principles of nutrition that people are completely oblivious to right now, and inviting skeptical and intrigued listeners to call in to talk about these things in an open forum without the canned conventional wisdom answers that tend to get put out there by the media. If we’re ever going to change the way people think about what healthy living is, then we have to meet them where they are and offer up viable alternatives to what they currently believe. In the meantime, I guess we’ll just have to keep on taking over the iTunes charts with even more quality podcasts…and that could include YOU!
At PaleoFX in Austin, Texas last month I laid down a challenge to the people who attended one of the sessions I moderated on taking this health message to the mainstream. I told the audience there that if you like to write, then start a blog. If you enjoy talking, then you should start a podcast. I didn’t have experience doing either one of those things before I did it–and now I’m honored and blessed to have one of the best in both categories. Dream big or dream small–either way, you’ll hit your target!
Since returning from that conference I have been contacted by no less than five people who said they wanted to get in on the podcasting action and start their own shows. AWESOME! Many more have told me about their brand new blogs advocating for the Paleo low-carb principles. YES! All I can say is BRING IT ON! Once people start seeing us everywhere sharing truths about nutrition and health, then maybe they will start to embrace these concepts for themselves. If your life has been changed as a direct result of shifting to a Paleo, primal or low-carb plan, then we need your voice to join us in this battle for the hearts and minds of the people who desperately need answers for their weight and health woes. Are you willing to be the light in the life of someone who desperately needs education, encouragement and inspiration to start this journey?
If you decide to start your own blog, podcast or even YouTube video channel, drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to assist in any way that I can. WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! And even if you don’t start your own podcast, there is a quick and easy way for you to help those of us who do have a show. Click on the links I provided above and leave a review about it. New reviews help attract attention to podcasts which then helps the shows climb the charts even more. I’d REALLY love to see Robb Wolf knock Jillian Michaels out of that top spot. If you can carve out a few minutes to write a review for the shows you listen to and enjoy, it would mean so much to the people who invest their time and energy into making them. THANK YOU!