High Intensity Health Radio with Mike Mutzel, MS

There’s a lot of speculation about when autophagy starts and stops. In today’s show we’ll cover the details.

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“Fast for 18 hours and autophagy kicks-in,” the guru says.

The truth is, autophagy is occurring at different rates in different tissues for different people.

In this show, we’ll add some clarity to this topic that’ll help you figure out how long and frequently you should fast to enhance autophagy.

-Insights from human fasting studies about autophagy and fast duration
-Herbs and foods that may enhance autophagy

Link to show notes and research: https://highintensityhealth.com

Related Podcast with Peter Attia, MD: http://bit.ly/2QWLAAY

Autophagy and Time-Restricted Feeding: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bya8oWNJNpF/

 

Direct download: Mike_Autophagy_Fasting_Time_.mp3
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Low testosterone is a problem for many men nowadays, but conventional medicine’s cookie-cutter approach to HRT may not solve the real problem.

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Male health expert Ralph Esposito, ND, discusses some of the theories behind why so many men have suboptimal levels of testosterone, the associated problems and how to go about fixing those problems naturally.

We discuss novel strategies and insights:

- How the thyroid and adrenals affect testosterone output
- Why sleep is so critical for testosterone support
- Herbs and supplements that can boost testosterone levels
- How fasting too much can affect testosterone


Hope you’ll enjoy the conversation,


Mike

 

P.S. Here's a link to the show notes and video interview: https://highintensityhealth.com/268

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Peter Attia, MD, is one of the leading thought leaders in the field of enhancing lifespan through dietary changes, intermittent fasting (IF) and exercise.

In this show, we discuss a range of exciting topics with a focus on enhancing autophagy and inhibiting mTOR through nutrition, fasting and pharmacology.

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Thomas O'Connor, MD, is an anabolic steroid and testosterone replacement therapy (HRT) expert.

He's the author of America on Steroids and in this video he discusses the good, bad and ugly when it comes to testosterone, steroids and steroid-like compounds, namely SARMS (selective androgen receptor modulators).

Since all of these compounds are widely used by millions of men and women, yet rarely talked about, it’s important that we all better understand how they impact the body, why users use them and how they feel when they’re cycling off them.

Links to books, videos and show notes: https://highintensityhealth.com/thomas-oconnor-testosterone-hrt-steroids-and-sarms/

 

 

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After decades of recommending the American Heart Association’s high-fiber, whole-grain–rich diet to his patients, Dr. Berry’s nutrition advice was causing him to gain weight and decrease his health.

His knees ached and he was on the path to developing metabolic syndrome, the very condition this “evidence-based” diet was supposed to prevent.

Two years ago, Dr. Berry went out on a limb and tried a meat-only (carnivore) diet. 

Although there are zero published human trials supporting this way of eating, Dr. Berry’s blood sugar markers dramatically improved.

In this show, Dr. Berry discusses more about:

- How chronic gut issues often disappear when on the carnivore diet
- How to go on carnivore and transition off easily
- Why Dr. Berry feels better at 50 than at 30
- Thyroid hormone optimization for keto dieters

Link to Show Notes and Video: https://highintensityhealth.com/265

 

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Ben Pakulski is an accomplished professional bodybuilder who recently retired. He shares amazing insights that'll help you preserve strength and muscle mass with age. 

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Fasted- vs. fed-state exercise is a controversial topic amongst fitness and weight loss experts nowadays.

Check out the show notes:

https://highintensityhealth.com/263

Many folks find that exercising in a fasted state enhances fat loss and accelerates body composition changes.

But some experts say there’s really no additional fat loss benefit to fasted-state exercise—being in a calorie deficit matters most.

10 years ago, fitness celebrity Thomas DeLauer lost over 60 pounds and reclaimed his health from regular “fasted” exercise.

He’s biased in this respect, but he discusses some new science that may help you decide which path (fasted vs. fed exercise) is best for your health goals.

We also discuss:

- Targeted ketogenic dieting and carb cycling
- Tips to improve protein synthesis (muscle repair) in the post-workout period
- Preserving muscle mass by training while fasting (the hormones involved)

Here's more:

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Direct download: 263_Thomas_DeLauer.mp3
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Accomplished powerlifters and bodybuilders, Mark Bell and Nsima Inyang discuss the latest trends in the strength and exercise science fields.

 

It’s an awesome discussion, that was streamed live on YouTube, here:

https://highintensityhealth.com/262

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Key Timestamps:

10:47 Powerlifting is its purest form is the squat, bench press, deadlift done for one rep as heavy as you can possibly handle. In competition, you get 3 attempts to do this in front of judges. There is a specific type of form and cues that must be followed.
13:35 People should learn powerlifting so they learn to do the major lifts correctly. A good training partner or bodybuilding coach can show you as well, but that is not common.
16:08 Powerlifting requires time to develop and get momentum. Learn what a pump is supposed to feel like. Learn to contract your muscles. Learn the movements. Then you may be ready to move into more powerlifting.
17:19 The progress at the start of powerlifting is exciting, but a base of muscle must be built. Accessory movement, like bicep curls, are beneficial in building smaller muscle groups.
19:08 To find a coach, go to a powerlifting meet. Inquire there for a power gym. You’ll learn by observing there as well.
20:22 90% of the training done is assistance exercises, and not just the squat, bench and deadlift.
22:40 It is crucial to take your time with your warmups. Strategically increase the weight by small amounts. Do a lot of assistance exercises.
23:53 When new lifters breathe, they do chest breaths. It bends the back. Breathe into the diaphragm or use nasal breathing.
26:33 If you overarch, many times your back will round over as you lift, creating a 2-part motion.
27:17 Powerlifting is all about going through a range of motion while maintaining a certain posture.
28:13 You want your first rep to look like your last rep on any given set, no matter how heavy it is. If the last rep is ugly, lower the load so it looks technically like the first rep.
29:34 If you are having difficulty executing full range of motion, do less range of motion. When prepping to brace, drive your hips forward and drive your sternum down, creating as much intra-abdominal pressure as possible to help maintain solid positioning.
31:26 There is great variation between body types and different lifters. If it doesn’t look right or feel right, try different strategies: different foot positions, different shoes.
32:50 You should try to be a professional in the gym. Look like you know how to lift. Execute the moves the best possible way you can. If you want to be great, your mind won’t be 10 to 20 years down the road. You can work at 60% of your 1 rep max and get great health benefits.
38:00 If you are going to be a little reckless and swing weights around to get the pump and get the mindset, be cautious and do it infrequently with light weight. Bouncing at a deadlift produces and immediate sheer on the back, where the weight pulls you down a bit and then you lift. It is not good for your back. It also does not reinforce proper mechanics.
39:27 Be a good role model. Be excited about the technique you use, not that you lift like an animal.
41:00 Powerlifting and bodybuilding are both effective for promoting health. People who do bodybuilding-type workouts tend to be able to do it into old age. In Olympic lifting and CrossFit, you tend to get hurt easier. Fewer old people do them.
42:15 Keep your form, keep your technique, and follow your deadlift to the ground, rather than let them drop to the floor.
45:55 Done strategically, increasing frequency of specific workouts can build a tremendous amount of strength…to a certain point. Powerlifting trains your nervous system.
50:29 The Slingshot was invented in response to a minor pec tear. With the bench shirt in mind, Mark eventually developed the Slingshot.
57:50 Mark made a deadlift suit that has straps like the Hip Circle. When you bend down to grab the bar, it feels like you’ll be launched through the ceiling. Many people squat poorly so Mark invented the Hip Circle.
63:48 Knee wraps take some of the tension off the knees for squats so you can overload a leg press or squat. They provide warmth and stability.
65:57 The Kratom is Mark’s newest product. He calls it a Mind Bullet. The plant, mitragene specioso, has been used to help people come off opioid addiction. It is a tea leaf that has been used for hundreds of years.
01:15:50 Specialty bars give you a different center of gravity and works different parts of your body. They can also give you the ability to lift while injured without further injury.
01:19:08 For gaining muscle and size in a short time, eat more and better-quality food and increase your frequency of certain movements to 2 to 3 times each week. If you have a lagging body part, go to 3 times a week.
01:20:51 Recovery is huge. Get enough sleep. Drink enough water.
01:21:33 Protocol for micro-dosing psilocybin mushrooms: You can take one small psilocybin no more than every 4th day.

 

Here's a link to more notes: https://highintensityhealth.com/262

Direct download: 262_Mark_Bell_Nsima_Inyang._.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm PDT

According to some, weight loss is simply 2nd grade level math.

Burn more energy than you eat, and fat is lost.

Eat more energy than you burn, fat is gained—easy math, right?

In this new show, we review how nutrient sensing enzymes that detect “energy balance” are also influenced by a range of non-nutritive factors, like hormones, inflammation and even oxygen levels.

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Link to show notes: https://highintensityhealth.com/261

Key Takeaways from this chat:

 

07:40: Hormones and energy balance are interconnected

 

08:30 mTOR as a primary energy sensor

 

09:51 How hormones influence & regulate energy switches

 

10:13 The anabolic vs catabolic balance (energy surpluses vs deficits)

 

10:52 How mTOR gets activated

 

11:51 Catabolic states, exercise and AMPK

 

12:40 Insulin, glucagon and malonyl-CoA: the triad that regulates fat synthesis and oxidation

 

14:10 The big picture of energy balance in the context of lifestyle change

 

Link to show notes: https://highintensityhealth.com/261

 

Direct download: 261_Calories_mTOR_hormones.mp3
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MCTs are a hot topic as of late.

You know, the ketone-promoting medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) fats that you likely used in your coffee this morning.

However, there’s another group in the MCT family that we should start paying closer attention to: monocarboxylate transporters.

Without these specialized transporters, exercise, fasting and the ketogenic diet would be, well, nearly impossible.

Today we discuss the specific ways we can “increase” the activity of these special cellular MCT transporters—potentially enhancing ketone use by our muscles, heart and brain.

This information may help you learn new ways to enhance the health benefits of fasting and make going keto easier.

Check out the related references and articles: https://highintensityhealth.com/minding-your-mcts-medium-cain-triglycerides-and-monocarboxylate-transporters

Direct download: 260_MCTs_ketones_lactate.mp3
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Up to now, much of the intermittent fasting (IF) research published up to now is conducted in overweight individuals.

But is the trendy feeding and fasting practice (Intermittent Fasting) helpful or harmful for physically active people?

Former division one football player and coach to professional athletes, Donny Mateaki, weighs in.

Link to video and show notes:

www.highintensityhealth.com/259

Direct download: 259_Donny_Mateaki_.mp3
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About this show: 

Like it or not, we all lose muscle with age—which, honestly, kinda stinks.

And much of our metabolic rate and fat-burning potential depends on muscle.

Thus, strategies that can prevent age-related muscle loss are hot topics among scientists nowadays.

In fact, new research suggests that ketones have “anti-catabolic” effects in muscle—meaning: they may slow muscle loss.

This is attractive to us as we age, but it’s also important to consider if/when one has an elective procedure—say surgery—or has to travel or be sedentary.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the study and key takeaways:

http://bit.ly/2SZTwFQ

All the best,

Mike

P.S. If you’re worried that decreasing meal frequency—often a successful part of the ketogenic diet—will lose your hard-earned muscle, check this out: http://bit.ly/2SZTwFQ

Direct download: 258_Bonus_Ketones_Spare_Muscle_New_Research_Says.mp3
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Lew Lim, PhD has been studying photobiomodulation (PBM) and low-level light therapy for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's he invented intranasal photobiomodulation as a non-invasive method of introducing therapeutic photonic energy into the human body.

Check out the show notes and associated videos: https://highintensityhealth.com/258

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Drew's the author of the NYT Bestselling book, Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit and Complete Keto.

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Drew gained over 75 pounds of fat in six months and lost it all six months later.


His weight gain and loss experiment helped him better understand the emotional struggles we all face when we strive to improve our health with diet and lifestyle change.


We explore ways to overcome emotional eating and limiting beliefs.


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https://highintensityhealth.com/257

Direct download: 257_Drew_Manning_.mp3
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If you’re a metabolic super-nerd (like me), this show is totally up your alley! Hopefully the conversation will help you to better understand how the different systems of the body—namely metabolism and the immune system—synergize and cross-talk with one-another.

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Intermittent fasting and autophagy (Greek for ‘‘self- eating’’) have been getting a lot of buzz lately.

In particular, the health and fitness arena is humming with questions about how consumption of certain foods (or fluids, like coffee) impact autophagy when consumed during exercise fasting.

➢ Here’s a link to the show notes: http://bit.ly/2UbmZbN

We dive into the following:

-Why researchers suggest autophagy stimulation is needed to get into ketosis

-How exercise stimulates autophagy genes

-Diet and nutritional environments that stimulate autophagy

-Links between dysfunctional autophagy and disease states

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Direct download: 255__Autophagy_HIHV2.mp3
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Hi there,

Welcome back! This is the audio synthesis of two recent popular YouTube videos discussing the nutritional ketosis on the cellular level plus the metabolic difference between intermittent fasting (IF) and prolonged calorie restriction (also know as continuous energy deficit).

We break down a recent study by researchers at University of Colorado medical school.


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Dr. Gundry is the best-selling author of The Plant-Paradox and the upcoming The Longevity Parado

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About Today’s Show

Show notes: https://highintensityhealth.com/254

 

In this show, we discuss a range of topics related to fat loss, gut and immune health.


We also talk about:
- New research on how lectins affect our gut and immune systems
- Strategies on how to age more gracefully
- How polyphenols in olive oil and red wine positively impact our gut bacteria and immune response
- Ways to prepare vegetables to enhance their health properties

It’s a very enlightening discussion, and I sure hope you’ll enjoy it,

Mike

Show notes:https://highintensityhealth.com/254

Direct download: 254__Gundry_V1.mp3
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