High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

Sought-after integrative endocrinologist Edwin Lee, MD, has a few tips about gut, adrenal and hormone balance for you.

Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/170 

He discusses:

- How the gut helps regulate blood sugar and enhance weight loss

- How raw foods can boost gut hormones

- How the gut is involved in detoxification

- Ways to balance the adrenal-thyroid-hormone axis

Click this link to get some of these tips.

Additionally, Dr. Lee is a best-selling author of health books for children. If you are a parent, grandparent or teacher, you should really check these out. http://highintensityhealth.com/170 

Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/LTPMNYi8Fjc?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU 

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Stanford University scientist Lucia Aronica, PhD, goes into details about how different diets—especially low-carb—affect our DNA structure (aka epigenome).

You might recall that your epigenome is the modifiable “scaffolding” that regulates your genes. (A tweak in the epigenome can either activate or silence your genes.)

Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/169

Watch the interview: https://youtu.be/v-6ONF_PZpc?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

We discuss:

-Genes, obesity and environment

-Key ways our epigenome is modified

-How to eat “epigenetically favorable” foods

-Why Dads are not off the hook for prenatal care: the paternal influence of gene structure

-How the ketogenic diet changes gene structure


P.S. Happy holidays! Hope you enjoy this gift of information about diet and gene function from Stanford’s Lucia Aronica, PhD.

Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/169

Watch the interview: https://youtu.be/v-6ONF_PZpc?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU



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Yaron is a mathematician and a physicist, and the chief scientist and a cofounder of Nutrino.

He’s worked in a number of scientific areas, primarily in general relativity, integrable systems, partial differential equations, and the foundations of quantum theory. Yaron’s current work and research in Nutrino is a brave attempt to form a new interdisciplinary field he likes to call "mathematical nutrition."

Direct download: 168_Yaron_Hadad_PhD.mp3
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Dr. Jason Fung is board certified nephrologist and author of the Obesity Code and co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, with best-selling author, Jimmy More.

Here's the link to the full show notes and new books about the science supporting intermittent fasting: http://bit.ly/2h0bAeL

Why fast?

"Fasting has been practiced since the dawn of humanity. Various religions prescribe periods of fasting and the ancient Greeks did it for mental clarity. Fasting lowers inulin and does not burn muscle like many people think,” says Dr. Jason Fung​.

Watch the video interview and check out the full show and resource page: http://bit.ly/2h0bAeL

Show Notes

02:17 History of Fasting: Fasting has been done since the dawn of humanity. Religions prescribe periods of fasting. Ancient Greeks did it for mental clarity. In the last 50 years there has been a strong move against fasting.

03:06 Nothing Wrong with Fasting: Dr. Fung investigated fasting and found that fasting had a great many benefits. Periodic fasting allows your body to burn off fat. Dr. Fung uses it with all of his overweight patients. Blood sugar medications need to be monitored closely once implementing fasting, or blood sugar could go too low.05:25 Hypoglycemia: If you are taking blood sugar meds, you may become hypoglycemic.

09:42 Muscle Loss and Fasting: Starvation mode and muscle loss are two of the many myths. Hypoglycemia is not a big concern unless you are taking blood sugar meds. As you fast, you will consume glycogen.

16:53 Hormones of Fasting: Fasting increases growth hormone. It increases noradrenaline. These are counter regulatory hormones, which counter the effect of insulin. Insulin lowers blood glucose.

22:04 Three Day a Week Fast: Dr. Fung does 24 hour fasts. He skips breakfast and lunch, going from dinner to dinner. This allows him to have dinner with his family.

26:32 Anti-Aging Benefits: Skin is protein, so skin may alter with intermittent fasting. During the process of fasting, you get rid of old cells as part of renovation.

28:44 Autophagy: mTOR is a major regulator of autophagy. Protein turns off autophagy. mTOR is a nutrient sensor, sensing protein.

33:37 Salt and Fasting: One reason why Dr. Fung’s patients use bone broth during a fast is for salt intake.

35:49 Kidney Function:

37:07 Hormone Impacts: The main hormone affected by fasting is insulin.

42:17 Cortisol and Fasting: Cortisol does rise with fasting. It is part of the counter regulatory hormones.

43:14 Noradrenaline: As this hormone rises, you get more energy and you don’t get the basal metabolic rate decrease that you get with caloric restriction. This is the key to weight loss.

48:09 Calories: Calories have nothing to do with weight loss. Fasting is about the time spent not eating. Fasting is about changing your hormones.

49:50 Nutrient Changes in the 1950s: There was little obesity. People ate cookies, white bread and ice cream. You ate within a 10 hour window.

54:51 Bullet Proof Coffee/Fat Fasting: Many of the benefits of fasting come from reducing insulin. Pure fat has almost no insulin effect.

56:26 Ketogenic Diet: Intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet are along the same spectrum, close cousins. The ultra-low carb ketogenic diet lowers insulin. Low carb diet delivers 71% of the insulin lowering of fasting. Many diseases of hyperinsulinemia, obesity and type 2 diabetes, can be treated effectively with a ketogenic diet. Fasting is easy for those of us on a ketogenic or low carb diet because our bodies become well adapted to fat metabolism after the first 2 weeks. Ketones may suppress the appetite.

01:00:39 Dr. Fung’s Morning Routine:

01:03:45 Dr. Fung’s Favorite Nutrient:

01:07:54 Dr. Fung’s Elevator Pitch: We need to teach people about the therapeutic value of fasting. It has the potential to change the entire health system of the world. Most of what we do is treat diabetes, high blood pressure and all of the downstream issues. All of this can be taken care of for free. We need to spread the knowledge of how to do it.

Watch the video interview and check out the full show and resource page: http://bit.ly/2h0bAeL

Direct download: HIH_176_Jason_Fung_MD.mp3
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Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves."

Movement is an essential element to both life and brain health. 

Without it, life is unthinkable says human neuroplasticity expert, Anat Baniel. 

She's written many books on the topic and helps people reshape their brain, through movement. 

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/166

In this video, Anat shares some new ways to help both the very young and old learn new skills (and preserve brain function with age).
In this interview she discusses:
-Why variability, not repetition, accelerates learning
-How movement with attention creates new connections in the brain
-Practical tips to drive positive brain changes and induce neuroplasticity
-Why clapping and rewarding children’s behavior may slow learning 

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/166

Support the podcast: http://theautismintensive.com

Direct download: HIH_166_Anat_Baniel.mp3
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