High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

If someone encapsulated sleep into a pill, it would become a banned performance-enhancing drug (PED), says Oura ring’s CEO, Harpreet Rai.

We’d rather check our emails or tune into social media than raise growth hormone and testosterone or preventing weight gain.

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From raising growth hormone and testosterone to preventing weight gain and increasing natural killer cells, it is staggering what sleep does.

Yet many of us think of sleep as “optional” or unimportant. We’d rather check our emails or tune into social media than go to bed. One of the best biometric devices to track sleep is the OURA ring—it rivals invasive polysomnography, in terms of accuracy.

To help you better understand how to interpret sleep and harness its benefits, the OURA ring CEO stopped by my place to dive into the details.

We discussed:

- Why heart rate variability (HRV) is one of the best biomarkers to follow for performance

- How to increase restorative deep sleep and HRV

- The best time for evening meals and for sleep

- Why consistency of wake time and sun exposure in the AM is linked to sleep

Enjoy those Zzz’s,

Mike

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Dr. Krishna Doniparthi discusses a trend that has been emerging in research of late and is known as “non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT).”

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Obesity medicine specialist Dr. Krishna Doniparthi challenged my long-held beliefs and biases about exercise.

In this deep dive, he discusses a trend that has been emerging in research of late and is known as “non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT).

Researchers are discovering that we need more regular and consistent activity to signal to our muscles to burn fat for fuel. (So, just hitting the gym or adding a cardio session is simply not enough to keep weight off as we age.)

Dr. Krishna emphasize “overall movement” over exercise, but it’s great to have my biases challenged--which is fun to do! 

We also explore more about:

- Cortisol-to-DHEA balance in the quest for burning fat, building muscle
- How eating raw foods can raise your resting metabolic rate
- Ketosis and intermittent fasting are part of our heritage
- Omega-3 fatty acids and cell membrane health

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Today we’re chatting all things burning fat, building muscle and staying healthy with Ben Greenfield 
 
Watch the video interview and check out the full show notes:

https://highintensityhealth.com/238

Key Time Stamps

04:00 Ben hunts his own meat.
08:29 After killing an animal, Ben says a prayer, thanking the animal and thanking the earth. When pulling the trigger or releasing the arrow, your ancestral brain is in charge.
13:09 Ben and his family forage around his home for food and medicinal plants.
15:51 When hunting fasted your senses and awareness are heightened. However, if you are going any distance, you need some fuel.
18:03 Eating testicles may be good for your testicles.
26:23 Ben’s breakfast is a blend of decaf coffee with mushroom extract, a big spoonful of ghee, a dropper full of stevia and a scoop of collagen.
32:14 Ketosis when competing in Ironman was helpful for Ben.
32:54 Ketosis is not appropriate for glycolytic obstacle course racing and Ben finds it draining hormonally.
36:16 In the afternoon or early evening, your body temperature, reaction time and grip strength peak, so Ben does a second and more intense workout then.
37:31 In this cyclic ketogenic diet, Ben restores carbohydrate levels during a time of high insulin sensitivity and an upregulation of glucose transporters (post workout).
41:06 The post workout muscle protein synthesis window is longer than we have been lead to believe.
43:25 If you are doing two workouts in less than 8 hours, you would want to consume carbohydrates after the first workout to enhance performance in the afternoon workout.
45:21 There are more pros than cons to working out in a fasted state, restricting food after workout, and restricting carbohydrates most of the day.
47:14 Excessive calorie deprivation over a period of time longer than 4 weeks can downregulate thyroid and cause an increase in TSH.
48:41 In the absence of high volume exercise on a ketogenic diet, a drop in testosterone may not reflect a true drop and may be a more rapid turnover of testosterone metabolites. With high volume exercise and a ketogenic diet, it is a true drop in testosterone.
49:52 More than half of endurance athletes, men and women, have reproductive issues. Ben attributes this to the stress of the exercise and diet.
50:59 We live in an unnatural state and this may require unnatural means, biohacking, to mitigate the damage.
58:38 Smart phones effect our health more than any other modern life technology.
01:01:43 Just by having your phone with you, even on airplane mode, you are less present.
01:07:21 LSD in micro doses merges right and left brain hemispheres, enhances creativity, enhances problem solving abilities and enhances lateral thinking patterns.
01: 10:41 Psychedelics in low doses are far less toxic than alcohol and result in far less metabolic damage than alcohol, with better effects.
01:13:18 Ben’s morning routine includes a gratitude journal, deep tissue work on the foam roller, hanging from a yoga trapeze and hot/cold contrast therapy using the sauna and cold pool.
01:16:13 Ben’s desert island nutrient is 100% dark chocolate.
01:18:08 Ben’s elevator pitch: Have as much love in your life as possible.

 

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https://highintensityhealth.com/238

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