High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS


Dr. Brighten is a naturopathic doctor. She began her studies in nutritional biochemistry, receiving a PhD in nutrition. As a kid, she had GI issues and discovered that food was her medicine. She stumbled across naturopathic medicine and it was an instant fit. One of the things she likes about naturopathic medicine is that the body is regarded as wise. It is medicine, but also an art.

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Tom Bilella, DC, is director of the Nutrition Treatment Center in Red Bank, NJ. Tom is an energetic, captivating, thought-provoking, and sought-after speaker. He has spoken nationally and internationally on topics such as anti-aging, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, sports nutrition, and other important health topics. His audiences have included the New York Giants, Villanova University, Seton Hall University, and Rutgers University. In 1995, he was the NPC Natural New Jersey Bodybuilding Champion. 

Key Takeaways:

Dr. Tom’s Work with Professional Athletes: Dr. Tom was the team nutritionist for the New York Jets. He introduced nutrient timing, macronutrients, all organic foods, and pulled out the soda and ice cream machines.

Which Carbs Should We Consume? Dr. Tom likes the slow-releasing carbohydrates, the super starch for athletes and people looking for recovery.

Muscle-Building Strategies for Women: Examine caloric and protein intake. Often, increased protein is what’s needed.

The Importance of Eccentric/Concentric  Time Under Tension: You will build more muscle on the release of a motion than from the initial motion.

Switching Exercises: Work different muscle groups.

Impact of Deadlift and Squats on the Spine: When you put the bar on your back, you are compressing your discs.

The Successful Ketogenic Diet: In the ketogenic diet, you are shutting down the glucose and you teach your body to adapt to burning fat.

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Alessandro (Alex) shares many details about how keto-adapted diets can improve sports performance and affect heart rate variability (HRV). Alex discovered the use of HRV when he was searching for a way to measure the inflammatory response. Now that he has increased his HRV, Alex no longer suffers from overtraining syndrome and no longer injures himself by pushing too hard. A drop in HRV shows that something is taxing the body, perhaps the immune system.

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Brandon O’Connor is a Master Muscle Restoration Specialist. His mission is to improve the quality of your movement capabilities. Over the past decade he’s helped a wide variety of people recover from nagging injuries, improve their health and well being, and achieve personal goals. Muscle Restoration System, which utilizes a combination of Muscle Activation Techniques and Strategic Resistance Training, helps people recover from injuries, gain strength and improve quality of life life.

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Jimmy More is a the best selling author of Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity. He maintains a popular blog and has Interviewed over 900 experts on his Livin’ La Vida Low Carb. In this podcast, Jimmy shares tips about ramping up the keto-adaptation period, myths about high-fat diets and interactions between ketogenic diets and gut bacteria. 

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Did you know that the vast majority of IBS is actually SIBO. Symptoms such as, gas, bloating and distention (many report they look like they are pregnant!) are from gut bacterial imbalances.  Discomfort or pain which can feel like muscular pain. Foul gas (& you know who you are!) Diarrhea, constipation, or both, even floating stools – occasionally or often. Weight loss. Muscle loss. Weight gain (yes, it can cause either!) Reflux, nausea, or burping (that gas has to go somewhere!) Fatigue / Weakness and perhaps even loss of appetite Edema (swelling). All of these common symptoms are linked with gut dsybiosis. 


Tracy is a Functional Medicine trained dietitian with extensive training in gut health. She shares her latest breakthroughs that can help you boost the health of your gut. 

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