High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

Next time you hear someone say, “We’re all getting older together!” around a birthday, remind them that’s not entirely true.

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New testing, aka the myDNAge test, reveals our “epigenetic aging clock” that’s been characterized by Dr. Steve Horvath. This test analyses methylation patterns on more than 2,000 gene regions.

So, while we’re all aging at the same chronological time, our biological age is variable based upon our diets and lifestyles.

In fact, Dr. Horvath recently published data showing how low-dose growth hormone DHEA combined with berberine can actually slow down biological aging.

Here’s the video review and link to the study:

We discuss more about:

-Age-associated inflammation or “inflammaging” (chronic, low-grade inflammation) as the reason why you age
-How this protocol enlarges the thymus gland, which has been shown to shrink with age
-DHEA and metformin as tools to slow down age-related changes in glucose metabolism

Personally, I’ve been a huge fan of both DHEA and berberine (which functions similarly to metformin) for a long time.

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Dr. Gabrielle Lyon says we should focus less on burning fat and more on building muscle and strength, is it protects us as we age.

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Alessandro Ferretti discusses why energy requirements for fat-adapted individuals may be different compared to high-carb eaters.

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Oxidizing fats and ketones yields more cellular energy and wastes less energy as heat compared to equivalent glucose levels.

Alessandro discusses more about:

-Why energy requirements for fat-adapted individuals may be different compared to high-carb eaters

-Overfeeding in metabolically flexible individuals doesn’t lead to fat gain

-How eating keto can benefit athletes and accelerate recovery

-What high glucose means in low-carb/keto dieters

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In today’s chat Ali Miller, RD reveals new insights about leptin, insulin and body composition which I think you’ll find interesting!

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Here are a few key takeaways from today’s show:

20:01 Avoiding thoughts that harm your health
34:00 Why animals are essential to biodynamic farming
01:13:09 Leptin fluctuates with menstrual cycles and how to
01:15:00 Timing carb refeeds for leptin resetting


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Learn practical ways to enhance autophagy in your daily life, choosing feeding windows while traveling and eating socially in South America.


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Daniel Gulick, has over 22 years of nutritional manufacturing experience. In this chat he reveals the good, bad and ugly side of the industry you should be aware of.

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Key Timestamps: 

04:38 Some manufacturers are deceptive and substitute ingredients.

05:57 European materials have more active ingredient. Chinese ingredients tend to have less active ingredient and more water.

06:55 Moisture and heat accelerate degradation. Keep the desiccant in your supplement bottle.

07:33 New packaging is being designed that builds the desiccant into the plastic of the bottle/vial.

09:53 Humidity and temperature control are key in manufacturing quality.

10:47 There are about 1,000 supplement manufacturers in the US and the number seems to double every year.

11:40 The FDA is shutting down small garage style shops with the 483 inspections. 

13:25 Finished product testing, does not include every ingredient on an ongoing basis.

16:40 FDA requires that identification testing and content/quality testing be done on any new component coming into the manufacturing facility. It is also required to do a full assay of the product at least 3 lots/year.

20:30 Residual solvents used in the extraction process of herbs are detected in testing.

21:06 Magnesium stearate is used to reduce friction and heat in manufacturing. Magnesium stearate is the most common fatty acid on the planet.

21.38 Natural fat is used to lubricate high speed machines. Friction must be reduced.

23:46 Controlling humidity for an entire facility adds about $50,000 per month to the cost of production.

27:25 The alu alu blister packs are aluminum with nitrogen shot between the layers. There is no air or moisture with the product, which is sealed away from the aluminum by plastic.  

28:49 HDPE bottles are better than a box, but not much. Glass is good, but humid air is introduced when the lid is removed.

31:15 If you have a product that is clumping or shrinking in a capsule, moisture has invaded and likely less than label claim in potency.

34:36 The shelf life for supplements is 2 years from manufacture. With probiotics or unstable products, shelf life is about 18 months to 2 years. Overage is added to compensate for die off.

36:06 MCT oil powder will have less fat than MCT oil.

38:44 Daniel makes his own pre and post-workout supplement powders fresh every day. He uses nootropics and caffeine to pre-workout.

43:27 Daniel has been low carb for about 3 years. He has more energy for CrossFit and endurance activities.

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Learn food meal-timing strategies to maximize exercise performance and improve sleep-wake cycles (aka circadian rhythms).

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Thomas Cowan, MD shares compelling evidence that ‘charged water’ drives peripheral circulation and the heart’s job is to actually slow this down.

This discussion is super fascinating (and may challange your biases). 

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04:38 Filtering your water leaves water unstructured and demineralized. It needs to be remineralized and placed in a vortex to be restructured.
08:05 In the 1920s Rudolph Steiner said that the heart does not pump the blood.
12:15 Blood goes slower as it proceeds through the arteries until it gets to the capillaries where it stops, shimmies and gets going again.
16:07 Your heart does not have the force you would need to push blood through your blood vessels.
20:07 The motive for movement is at the level of the capillaries.
03:39 There are 4 phases of water. The water in cells is in a gel phase.
24:46 The gel layer of your cells is always negatively charged, which means it has separated the charges. There are positive charges in the water inside the cell. The positive ions/protons repel each other and start the water flowing.
26:50 Water cannot go up a tube more than 33 feet before the pressure of the weight of the water is too heavy.
27:30 Xylem tubes in plants are lined with hydrophilic proteins that separate the charges, shifting fluid using the same method as your body uses to move blood up your veins.
28:20 A vein is a thin walled tube with hydrophilic surfaces that creates a gel layer.
29:12 Muscle contraction in the legs is not a primary mover, though it is a contributor.
30:24 Your heart stops the blood. Incoming flow hits the cavity of the left ventricle which contains a valve. The heart holds the blood back a few milliseconds, converts the laminar flow into a vortex.
32:12 Your heart participates in the movement of the blood, but not because of a pushing of the walls. Movement comes from the movement of the blood.
33:07 The heart is like a hydraulic ram.
33:45 The efficiency of the hydraulic ram is about 70%. Only 70% comes out each cycle. A pump must always work at 100% efficiency. The efficiency of the heart is 70%.
35:06 Congestive heart failure is when the blood stops moving forward and only a small percentage comes out.
35:17 Since the heart is not pumping, the problem in congestive heart failure is insufficient flow.
36:22 Hypertension and hypertrophy are not the disease, they are the compensation response and therapy.
37:50 Flow is increased with sunlight, direct contact with the earth, good diet, and increased exercise.
38:50 Earthing/grounding causes you to absorb negative ions, a sort of energy source.
41:44 Our ability to make gels is destabilized by the insults of modern life.
42:54 The vortex of blood created by your heart is like a tornado. Vortex is the creative form of life.
44:12 We ignore life force in today’s science.
50:41 Any plant takes water and structures it.
53:55 The structuring of water occurs naturally through the interaction of blood vessels and the natural energy sources that are freely available to us.
54:48 The flow through a hydrophilic tube increases when you place your hand upon it.
01:04:11 The traditional way to eat vegetables is wild and perennial.
01:16:42 Dr. Cowan’s favorite morning activity is going right out to the garden and spending hours there.
01:18:18 Dr. Cowan’s desert island nutrient is eggs.
01:18:58 Dr. Cowan’s elevator pitch is that any form of coercion (ie: going to school, paying taxes, getting vaccinated) is the opposite of freedom.

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Stephanie Keto Person has been eating/living a ketogenic lifestyle for the better part of 10 years! (She's an OG).

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03:03 Steph has been doing keto since 2009. Her mother was going to die from glial blastoma cancer…but, with interventions like keto, she is still alive.
04:48 Steph is keto/carnivore. She is aware of the anti-nutrients in plant foods.
05:04 Steph had her clients use glucometers, track sleep and track digestive issues, starting long before it is popular.
05:59 Animal fats work better for her clients than plant fats.
06:47 She is the 200 grams of fat person. Increasing animal fats tended to increase ketones and her clients began to feel better.
08:06 Steph encourages her clients to avoid “fat bombs”. Instead they should add fat to bone broth, meat broth or fatty tea.
08:58 If you have an energy crisis, you should not be drinking coffee to get through your day. Steph has gotten thousands of people off coffee and they all have done better.
15:08 Steph used to be a pro vert skateboarder and had an accident with a disabling knee injury. She had 10 surgeries and was on crutches for 4 years. She didn’t skate for 18 years. She skates now, but adaptively due to her injuries.
20:01 Steph’s strategy is gym workouts, dietary measures, minimize stress, improve sleep quality and keto. Steph appreciates every physical gain.
21:10 Women need to get out of their head that they will get big bulky muscles.
21:59 You don’t need the gym. You can use body weight and calisthenics or things like it.
22:50 Work out with the posture of a ballerina to maximize gain.
23:38 Food entrains your circadian rhythm.
25:26 Fasting and keto often plays into the obsession to be thin.
28:51 It is important to address the issue that is prompting people to need to fast.
34:16 Steph coaches and has a course to teach people to do low carb/high fat the right way.
35:57 Steph’s desert island nutrient is liver. Everything you need to survive is in it. She eats it every day. Consuming kidney helps with histamine issues and leaky gut.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm PST

Bret Contreras, PhD is the author of the best selling book Glute Lab and is the guy professionals see for help sculpting their glutes and lower body.

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Key Takeaways: 

04:07 Bret invented the barbell hip thrust exercise, basically a pushup for the glutes.
05:05 Bret is on a quest for maximum understanding glutes, which lead him to a PhD in Sports Science.
08:09 Everyone has a weak muscle that does not respond well to training.
11:11 Glute activation is complicated and individual.
12:52 Published research on physiology is based upon averages.
15:57 Not every body was built to squat or deadlift or whatever, but there is a variation for you. If not, omit it. Pain inhibits muscle activation.
17:46 A study of 200 hips for hip flexion and range of motion showed that hip flexion range was 80 degrees and 140 degrees, a 60-degree spread. The hip extension spread was 5 degrees to 40 degrees.
20:21 Squatting deep is not a prerequisite for glute development.
24:51 Strengthened glutes result in increased activation by your body in movement.
28:41 Old healed injuries can still be perceived by the brain as a threat and pain can continue long after being healed.
29:47 Stretching and foam rolling, for the most part, works on the nervous system.
31:20 Visualization of the contraction of muscles is especially helpful in maintaining strength when recovering from an injury, by working on the nervous system.
32:45 You see better results when you visualize yourself in first person, not watching you do the movement.
50:32 You need a good strength coach who knows all the lifts to help you figure out your weak links.
51:33 No one hurts themselves with hip thrusts done properly.
55:25 In Bret’s experience, the gold standard coach is CSCS certification along with years of internship.
01:00:58 Your knowledge as a coach is a pie chart: 33% is experimental self-experience lifting/training, 33% comes from working with others from all walks of life, and 33% is reading, listening to podcasts, watching videos and attending conferences.
01:04:52 Men have better results by splitting leg day into 2 days: quad day with glutes and a hamstring day with glutes and interspersing this with 3 upper body days.
01:07:18 Women have better results with 3 full body days.
01:12:20 The hormone hypothesis (growth hormone, cortisol and testosterone) of weight lifting is pseudo-science.
01:14:08 Bret prefers dumb bells, body weight and bands for beginners over barbells.
01:16:35 Bret films new videos and writes new programs for his membership program every month.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm PST

Learn new ways to get more out of your lifting and exercise sessions with lifelong athlete Dr. Christy Glidden, DC, MS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am PST

Emerging data hints that migraines can emerge from low energy states in the brain. Elena Gross, PhD explains more!

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Burning fat for fuel is all the rage online nowadays. But what does is really mean?

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Hopefully after listening to this episode you'll better understand new ways to burn body fat and the hormones involved. 

This Nerd Alert addresses the 1st step in the process, known as lipolysis.

In the net session we'll dive into fat oxidation and fat recycling (which is super interesting!). 

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Homi Shivaie, who's turning 70 year's old, is a long-time coach and powerlifter--he has several clients over the age of 80 years old!

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Learn why he advocates squats, deadlifts and hip-hinges for folks of all ages. (Normally we hear the opposite, "don't load your spine...squatting is bad for your back." etc.. but he'll share why learning to brace via powerlifting.)

He explains why hinging from the hips, leg and back strength is important for everyone--especially as we age!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm PST

You’ll learn more about how protein impacts post-meal insulin levels, why some low-fat VS low-carb studies aren’t actually low-carb and the cephalic phase of digestion.

 

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Enjoy the long weekend,

Mike

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:50am PST

Paul Saladino, MD explains how we may have overstated the health benefits of plants and who can benefit from going nose-to-tail carnivore.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm PST

Lifelong athlete, Danny Vega, MS discusses tips for staying lean and strong on a ketogenic and carnivore diet.

 

He underscores the importance of trying new things and prioritizing whole, real foods.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm PST

This simple technique can powerfully change your day, life. Since Josh taught it to me, my energy is more even, stable. I can't wait for you to learn it, too!

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As you know, managing stress and cortisol can have a big impact on your sleep and life.

Josh Trent shares one of the most powerful tools to help you manage stress and improve your quality of life.

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Dr. Kichler helps us better understand the mechanism of action of bariatric surgery (aka metabolic surgery).

It's a fun discussion. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am PST

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm PST

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

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm PST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm PST

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In this Show: 

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.

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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

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

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

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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:

https://highintensityhealth.com/263

Direct download: 263_Thomas_DeLauer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm PST

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 PST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

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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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm PST

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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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm PST

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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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm PST

This episode is brought to you. by Health IQ;

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More about this show.....

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

Direct download: 258_Lew_Lims.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm PST

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.


Link to today’s show notes and key takeaways:

https://highintensityhealth.com/257

Direct download: 257_Drew_Manning_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

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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Direct download: 256_Alena_ImmunoMetabolism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

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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

Watch the full video: http://bit.ly/2UbmZbN

Direct download: 255__Autophagy_HIHV2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am PST

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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Direct download: 254__Bonus_Preventing_Metabolic_Slowing_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

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

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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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm PST

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