How To Grow Your Following | James Smith – MP Podcast #88

On this episode of the Mikhaila Peterson podcast, Mikhaila sat down to talk with @James Smith PT . Smith is an online personal trainer with a huge following. Mikhaila and James discussed keto, fasting, and much more. They ended up agreeing to disagree on a number of things including: psychedelics – good by YouTube ads – and air fryers, pregnancy pillows.

Find more James Smith on Twitter and Instagram, @jamessmithPT, and with his new books:

Not A Diet Book –
Not a Life Coach –

He also gave a great TEDx talk at TEDxBundaberg –

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Show Notes:
[0:00] Intro
[2:30] James Smith introduction
[3:30] How to build a following
[12:30] Knowing your audience
[16:00] Anecdotal versus gospel diets
[17:30] What diets has James tried?
[19:30] Mikhaila’s elimination diets and removing SSRIs
[25:30] Vegan pushback of the carnivore diet
[28:00] Not trying to please everyone.
[30:30] Differences between men and women
[34:30] Psychedelics, DMT, introspection
[39:01] Glorifying air fryers and pregnancy pillows
[44:00] Personal training and fitness questions
[48:00] How often does the average person need to train?
[50:30] Mikhaila and James core disagreements in diet decisions
[58:00] James experimenting with a carnivore diet
[1:00:00] Mikhaila’s podcast with Jason Fung and James’ core disagreements
[1:08:30] Think rationally, be your own best scientist
[1:12:30] Wrapping up. Find James Smith

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Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson Instagram) is a 28 year old mother, CEO, health influencer, writer and founder of the Lion Diet, from Toronto, Canada. She has put her idiopathic juvenile arthritis, severe depression (bipolar type II), and chronic fatigue (among other ailments) into remission using The Lion Diet - a beef, salt and water elimination diet. Although it may seem unorthodox, she’s thrived on it for over 2 years. Also recognized for her work with her father, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Canadian psychologist and author), she encourages others to take responsibility for every part of their physical and mental health, and teaches how to dramatically transform one's life by never giving up on yourself.

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast is a podcast where host Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home mom’s to CEO’s, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and speaking about topics that are generally shied away from.