High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

As a licensed naturopathic physician and avid strength athlete, Dr. Kinnon has a unique approach to health and wellness.

She’s a record holder in the Snatch, an olympic weightlifting exercise and has a thriving practice in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Check out this upcoming event www.adrenalresetsummit.com

Read the show notes: www.highintensityhealth.com

Watch on YouTube

Here are a few key takeaways from this interview: 

02:16 Adrenal Fatigue:
05:17 Over Exercise/Training:
07:53 Adrenal Repair:
11:00 Hormone Orchestra:
14:24 Supplementing Men’s Hormones:
15:11 Adrenal Recovery:
18:43 Balancing Circadian Rhythms:
20:01 Creating Boundaries:
22:06 Adrenal Fatigue and Losing Weight:
23:25 Strength Training and Chronic Cardio:
26:39 Exercise and Ageing:
29:10 Effective Herbs for Adrenal Health:
31:26 The Role of Mindset in Fitness:
34:20 Dr. Kinnon’s Favorite Supplement, Herb or Botanical:
35:39 Dr. Kinnon’s Morning Routine:
40:15 Dr. Kinnon’s Top Health Tip

Direct download: 162_Sara_Kinnon_Muscle_and_Adrenals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm PDT

Dr. Caplan is board certified in Family Practice, Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and Regenerative and Function Medicine (FAARM).

Today, we discuss many ways to help rebalance female and male hormones, naturally. 

She says, “There is a huge estrogen load and not enough progesterone, causing cycling issues, moodiness, weight gain and more. One could increase progesterone or reduce excess estrogens...through diet and detoxification.”

Get the full show notes and watch the full-length interivew: http://highintensityhealth.com/161-shari-caplan-MD

Here are a topic we discuss in more depth:

Stress and Our Hormones

Estrogen/Progesterone Balance

The Problem with Low Progesterone

Symptoms of Low Progesterone

Oral VS Topical Progesterone


Thanks for tuning in!



Direct download: 161_Shari_Caplan_MD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm PDT

Welcome to episode #160 with Alessandro Ferretti, Dip ION, mBANT. Alessandro is a leading nutritionist in the UK and shared his latest findings in the realm of time-restricted feeding, ketogenic diet applications and using nutrients to rebalance circadian rhythms.

This interview is jam-packed with nuggets; so be sure to get and pen and paper out.

Watch the full interview and check out the show notes page: http://highintensityhealth.com/time-restricted-feeding

View related interviews on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MQpsFTVAqpA?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

NOTE: Our usual videographer, Sam couldn't be live in San Diego for this one, so we had a substitute...and thus the audio quality is not what you may be used to. I sincerely apologize for this, and hope you can still catch some of the many takeaways.

Here are some key takeaways:

02:04Time Restricted Feeding: There are different styles. Some of us use stimulants with fats. The best results come from abstaining from ingesting anything of caloric value during fasting. It instigates different glucose regulations and ketone readings. There is also alternate day fasting (a full 24 hrs). The more fat adapted you become and the more regular your ketones in both breath and blood, the stronger the correlation to a sustained increased HRV (heartrate variability),

05:10 Secondary Benefits of Ketones: Ketones are signaling molecules, not just substitutions for macronutrients or energy substrates. Ketones effect metabolic and inflammatory signatures, contributing to an increase in HRV. Beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetyl acetate promotes epigenetic control, mitochondrial protection, and histone acetylation function, reducing free radical damage to mitochondria.

07:16 Inflammation and Exercise:

13:17 Glycogen Storage and Keto Adaptation: The benefits of being a fat adapted person will stay, even when glycogen stores are tapped.

16:36 Inflammatory Proteins and Postworkout Recovery: Casein is often recommended at certain amounts at certain times of the day. Inflammatory proteins, post workout, stimulate more inflammation to shorten the time it takes to create new tissue.

17:11 Post Workout Nutrition and Glycogen Replenishment: We have been taught that we need protein and carbs to spike glycogen replenishment and spike insulin. The body can make glucose and store it as glycogen from virtually every substrate. Through gluconeogenesis from glycerol, fats or protein for the amino acids that are able to be converted to glucose can rebuild the stores.

19:58 Post Workout Fasting: The longer you fast post training, the recovery period is slightly shorter and secretions are made of human growth hormone and testosterone increase healing and shorten total recovery time. This breaks with what we have been taught.

23:25 How Ketosis Enhances our Metabolic Efficiency: Fat adapted people use less heat (thermogenesis) and you produce more ATP, given the same number of carbons you have. On top of that, fat is a cleaner and slow burning fuel.

28:35 Advice for Competitive Athletes and Cross Fitters: To become truly fat adapted, where your body preferentially uses fats to supply energy on demand, depending upon how much oxygen you have available through intensity, can take 3 to 9 months.

38:25 Going In and Out of Ketosis: When learning to be fat adapted, different foods can push the body into alert mode and out of ketosis.

40:22 Lifestyle Shift: Becoming fat adapted is total commitment. We socialize in the evening, when intermittent fasting is best. People can be highly motivated for the therapeutic effects, like positive effects upon epilepsy.

44:28 Where to Start: A good place to start is with a high fat/low carb diet. Begin to experiment. Perhaps try an intermittent fast. Check breath acetone.

44:33 Sleep Quality: Our guts are highly active in the middle part of the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m), thus it is logical to consume most of our calories then. Food has a substantial impact upon body rhythm. Alessandro travels extensively, but does not suffer from jet lag. He regulates this with food. His body knows that when he eats, part of the day, whatever is left, must be either evening or morning.
51:48 Food and Circadian Rhythm: We discuss how foods can be used to restore (AKA entrain circadian rhythms)


Watch the full interview and check out the full show notes page: http://highintensityhealth.com/time-restricted-feeding

Direct download: HIH_160_Alessandro_Ferretti_Time-Restricted_Eating_Ketosis__Sleep_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am PDT

Dr. Ben Lynch and I caught up to discuss methylation and liver function, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and gene testing.

Here are a few links we discuss in the interview: https://youtu.be/DAdJnnvdjYU

➢ Stratagene http://go.strategene.org/genetic-analysis

➢ Seeking Health http://bit.ly/1TQjG3H

➢ Genos Research https://www.genosresearch.com

Here are some key takeaways:

03:52 Harms of Folic Acid: Folic acid blocks folate receptors. These receptors are designed to bind to methylfolate, but folic acid will bind preferentially over methylfolate. Folic acid will bind to transport proteins, again blocking the binding of methylfolate.
05:49 Folic Acid Link to ADD/ADHD: Folate makes neurotransmitters that help with focus and attention. Consuming processed food is linked with ADD/ADHD and blood sugar crashes. There may be a link to the synthetic folate in the food, causing aberrations in methylation.

11:45 Dirty Genes: Dr. Lynch has written a book about genes that are perceived to be bad. MTHFR is seen as negative, but it may help with DNA synthesis and possibly repair.

13:44 Folinic Acid and MTHFR: Take folinic acid for hair growth. Methylfolate is for methylation. Folinic acid does DNA-based repair or DNA-based production and works with adenosine, which is used in ATP, energy.

17:05 Genetic Polymorphisms: We all have genetic polymorphisms, about 1 ½ million of them. They are not bad. They are just different.

17:45 Folate Needs during Pregnancy: Pregnant women need a combination of folinic acid and 5-MTHF.

18:31 Choline in Pregnancy:

21:51 COMT Polymorphism:

23:15 Liver Dysfunction:

25:50 Fatty Liver:

26:32 SIBO:

29:07 Supporting the Bile:

30:47 Gene Testing:

32:26 Addressing SNPs/Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms: The majority of SNPs are in regions of the gene that have no effect on your body or genetic function.

42:56 StrataGene Tool: StrataGene reports 50 clinically relevant SNPs. SNPs cannot be viewed in isolation. StrataGene does not make supplement recommendations.


Direct download: 159_Ben_Lynch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm PDT

“Sugar shrinks the brain … and I see ketogenic diets actually increase brain volume and changes in brain signaling,” says Jan Venter, MD.

Dr. Venter is the go-to physician for Vancouver, BC’s top CEOs and high performers.

Over the last 13 years, he has run thousands of brain maps (quantitative EEGs) and uses the principles of functional medicine to optimize cognition in his clients.

Here are a few of his best tips for boosting brain health: http://highintensityhealth.com/158

Another big part of Dr. Venter’s practice is helping folks heal after a head injury—from, say, a fall or a car accident.

He discusses how neurofeedback, nutrition and hormone balance are key to restoring brain health after trauma and to slowing down age-related cognitive decline.

We also talk about how to get into a state of flow to boost a plethora of neurochemicals that can help reverse brain fog and help you perform at a high level.

Get your pen and paper out as this one is loaded with nuggets.

04:39 Using Neurofeedback and Quantitative EEG
08:34 DIY Neurofeedback Devices
21:18 The State of Flow and Brain Health
33:42 Hormones, Supplementation and Cognition
39:35 Ketogenic Diet and the Brain
Hope you enjoy!
P.S. Learn how eating a high-fat diet and being a state of flow can boost your mental performance http://highintensityhealth.com/158


P.P.S. Watch the video interview https://youtu.be/oGCjUZ44MRk?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Direct download: 158_Jan_Venter_MD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am PDT

Dr. Amy Myers stopped by to give a standout talk on women, autoimmunity and thyroid dysfunction.
We discuss why thyroid problems are so common in women and the most effect natural solutions to help optimize thyroid function.
Amy is a true artist of explanation and analogy. I really think you’re going to dig this one.
Click here to watch/listen to when you get a chance: http://bit.ly/2dujwVD

Here are a few key time stamps:
02:15 Iodine and Thyroid Health: fact or fiction?
09:00 How Stress Affect Thyroid Hormone Function
12:15 The Web of Autoimmune Disease and Thyroid Function
23:00 Advanced Thyroid Testing
27:00 Supporting Thyroid Health w/ Medications and Supplements
You can also read the full interview transcript: http://bit.ly/2dujwVD

Direct download: 157_Amy_Myers_MD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am PDT