High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

Dr. Deanna and I discuss common questions and health goals when it comes to building muscle. Why should I build muscle? What sets, reps and programs are best? What if I just want to be toned, I don’t want to get bulky?

We address these and many more tips, especially about how muscle building balances hormones. 

Here’s a few key timestamps:

02:35 The Healthiest Way to Look Ripped
03:45  No Such Thing as Toned Muscle:
04:28 Training a Different Muscle Type for Low Body Fat:

04:58 Chronic Cardio and Muscle Loss:
07:09 Move Beyond Your Comfort Zone
10:58 The Workout for Rookies:
12:47 Deloading and Switching it Up:
14:09 Workout Duration and Rest Periods:

Direct download: 156_Deanna_Mutzel_Muscle_and_Hormones.mp3
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As you know by now, imbalances in the gut often trigger ailments throughout the whole body.

For example, a rise in blood cholesterol may be a protective mechanism to buffer the body from leaky gut.

On the flip side, a common digestive medicine can affect the entire cardiovascular network.

Here’s more on that: http://bit.ly/2d8EfNy

In this podcast, Dr. Kathryn Retzler and I discuss key blood tests that everyone over 40 should get to assess their true cardiovascular risk.

She talks about how hormone balance is connected to heart and brain health and that there are techniques to track brain function as we age.

She and I also discuss why more and more women have heart disease and how it’s decreasing the quality of life in many middle-aged women.

Patients fly in from all over the United States to see Dr. Retzler, and she’s often a keynote speaker at medical conferences. Listening to her is instructive.


P.S. Learn about key blood tests that assess heart disease risk and how to improve brain function with age. http://bit.ly/2d8EfNy

Direct download: 155_Kathryn_Retzler_ND.mp3
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Dr. Deanna and I discuss the latest science and common misconceptions about eating low-carb: that dietary protein will convert to sugar and possibly make you fat and that you need to eat four to six meals per day.

Here’s a link to the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/154

Here are some more notes from today’s show—

Through a pathway known as gluconeogenesis, certain amino acids and fatty acids convert to sugar.

But this doesn’t necessary mean you’re no longer in ketosis.

Moreover, recent science has revealed that low-carb, high-protein diets create more healthy blood ketones than their protein versions.

The idea that it was healthy to eat four to six meals a day emerged before we fully understood circadian rhythms.

Your gut doesn’t operate in peak function around the clock like some may wrongfully have assumed.

Circadian rhythm research suggests that peak gut function occurs between 10 AM and 4 PM.

New research reveals that the gut actually stores the fat you eat for up to 18 hours.

Direct download: 154_Protein_While_on_Keto.mp3
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We catch up with Dr. Deb Heald to discuss histamine, allergies and gut health.

Check out the show notes: http://bit.ly/2c7ELbZ

Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/qWvrNt-tEzc

Do red wine, fish, cheese, or leftover and fermented foods bother you?

It could be the histamine, she says.

She talks about how histamine in foods triggers leaky gut and can make us more sensitive to seemingly healthy foods like nuts, seeds and certain vegetables.

Deb and I also took a deep dive into the topics of interval training and stress reduction.

At 55, Deb has a morning routine of intense intervals, which she says helps keep her brain sharp and her energy high. 
We also chatted about stress reduction and the best ways to overcome “perceived stress.”

Many of Deb’s patients were affected financially by the oil and gas market crash in Alberta, Canada-- which continues to cause a lot of worry among many.  

She reveals top tips and workarounds to help overcome  uncertainty.

Here are a few key timestamps:

05:26 Implementing Meditation
09:29 Interval Training at 55 Years Old
19:19 Gut Immune Response
23:03 Zonulin and Intestinal Permeability
23:53 Other Antinutrients in Food
26:02 Histamine Enzymes
41:57 Dr. Heald’s Morning Routine

Hope you enjoy,

P.S. Do you get seasick easily,  feel lousy after eating cheese, chocolate, and seafood or suffer from fertility issues? It could be histamine, learn more: http://bit.ly/2c7ELbZ


Direct download: 153_Deb_Heald_ND.mp3
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