High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

Three physician athletes and I got on stage in Vancouver, BC this past fall to discuss what is and isn’t working when it comes to building muscle and burning fat from an evidence-based perspective. Food quality and time-restricted feeding are big themes that kept coming up in this discussion.

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Connect with the speakers:

Drew Jamieson, ND www.polohealth.com
Alana Shaw, ND www.alanashawnd.com
Sara Kinnon, ND www. drsarakinnon.com

Below are the key takeaways and links to the speaker websites, as well as the full HD-video of the discussion.


00:50 Dr. Drew: Getting rid of breakfast changed his life. It has given him freedom, mental clarity and time. Recovery is enhanced.
03:03 Dr. Drew: Practitioners need to know their way around the weight room or the kitchen.
04:23 Dr. Alana:
06:51 Dr. Sara: She finds that her female patients cannot go as long on their fasts as males.
08:45 Dr. Sara: Eating well and eating good quality food is the first step to health, which motivates patients to make other changes and start exercising.
10:46 Dr. Alana: What she recommends depends upon what that individual will stick with. Find what works for them. Perhaps it is food quality, following macros or exercise.
12:32 Dr. Drew: The quality of food is paramount. This displaces unhealthy foods and leads to other healthy behaviors.
14:17 Dr. Drew’s Eating/Workout Pattern: 17:23 Dr. Alana’s Eating/Workout Pattern:
22:10 Dr. Sara’s Eating/Workout Pattern:
25:04 Dr. Sara: Hormone dysfunction and exercise:
26:45 Dr. Sara: Perimenopause Hormone Shifts: 27:57 Dr. Alana: She recommends short duration high intensity training for people who are carrying extra weight, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and hormone imbalances/not ovulating regularly.
32:48 Dr. Drew: Hypogonadism/Low Testosterone:
36:50 Dr. Drew: Toxins/EMFs and Hormones:
42:57 Dr. Alana: Studies show that endocrine disruptors are being related to estrogen related issues, like fibroids and endometriosis.
43:40 Dr. Sara: If you have allergies, your immune system is toxic and overburdened. Clean it up and it will make a difference.
46:14 Dr. Alana: Consistent fasting may put too much of a stress on a woman who is having hormone issues surrounding ovulation.
48:06 Dr. Alana: Doing keto while trying to get pregnant/nursing. There should be no reason why it would negatively impact fertility or the developing fetus.

Direct download: 212_Physician_Athlete_Panel_Discussion.mp3
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Lyn Patrick, ND is one of the nation’s leading environmental medicine experts, and we caught up in Durango, CO, last May to discuss how our fat cells and liver take a beating when we eat non-organic foods and industrial oils.


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If you’re interested in learning dietary strategies that’ll help you balance your blood sugar and burn body fat, tune into this one!

Here are a few of the many highlights:
- The liver’s role in metabolism
- How toxins in our food and in cosmetics make us fat (by affecting leptin and other hormones)
- How toxins affect gut health
- Best foods to avoid

----------------------------Key Takeaways-------------------------------

01:57 Dr. Patrick’s Journey
03:14 What Causes Fatty Liver? Contenders for causes are high fructose corn syrup, toxicant exposure, diet/lifestyle and gut disorders.
05:15 The Two Hit Hypothesis: The first hit is fat in the liver. The liver starts importing and storing triglycerides, primarily from sugar, fructose, glucose and high carbs.
08:43 Endocrine Impact of BPA: Exposure to BPAs cause high levels of free radicals and effect our endocrine system.
10:51 It Starts With Adipose Tissue: Fatty liver used to be blamed on the liver.
11:43 Endocrine System: Men with low testosterone are more at risk for fatty liver syndrome
13:29 Fatty Liver Interventions: There are no FDA approved drugs for treating fatty liver.
14:59 Mitochondria and Your Liver: There are more mitochondria in the liver than anywhere else, due to its many labor intensive jobs.
19:28 Keto-Adapted Diet and Fatty Liver Disease:
23:00 High Fructose Corn Syrup:
31:26 Alcohol Consumption: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
33:23 Saturated Fat and Endotoxemia:
37:26 Supplements for Liver Health:
47:36 Parting Thoughts

Watch the interview & download the show notes: http://bit.ly/2B0XNQr

Direct download: 211_Lyn_Patrick_ND_Keto_and_Fatty_Liver.mp3
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Tech CEO and drone innovator Tabb Firchau discusses how using wearable devices like a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and the Oura ring get his body more acclimated to burning fat for fuel.

One advantage to becoming fat-adapted with the ketogenic diet is the ability to skip meals and not experience a blood sugar crash.

This metabolic state can help you better navigate the sugary temptations of the holiday season and beyond.

Watch the interview: http://bit.ly/2B91tyR 

This practice has helped him lose fat and build muscle, but—to his surprise—he’s more even-keeled when he’s managing his team of 70 employees at Freefly Systems, a maker of drones and camera stabilizers used in filming “Game of Thrones” or shoots for National Geographic and beyond.

When Time magazine got wind that Tabb was using a “diabetes monitor” to improve workplace performance, they wrote a story about it.

Here’s a link to the interview and the write-up that was in Time:

I thought you might like this story of how a citizen scientist, like you, transformed his health and workplace performance with exercise and nutrition.

02:13 Tabb wanted to create aerial images of the world that hadn’t been seen before so he figured out how to shoot from drones.
11:00 Tabb & Mike’s Drone Crash Stories: You’ll love this.
14:41 Tabb’s Diet and Nutrition Journey: When Tabb tried keto, he noticed increased mental clarity and emotional resilience. You can go for a long time without food.
18:00 It took a while to keto adapt.
19:23 You have to be able to adapt to changes.
21:03 Implementing Strength Training: He finds that he sleeps better and he has increased muscle mass. He has also noticed a big difference in his average blood glucose levels and an improvement in stabilizing disrupted glucose levels. Strength training, along with meditation, allows him to pull back from the moment. He has more clarity and better and more consistent energy levels.
22:49 Tabb is hooked on the sauna and tries to get in 3 or 4 20 minute sauna sessions a week.
23:50 Walking: At Freefly Systems, they often walk as their meeting and discussion time. Movement and being outside helps on many levels.
25:19 The continuous glucose monitor provides accurate feedback on diet, sleep, stress and lifestyle. This allows you to begin to trust the internal signals.
28:31 Keto and time restricted feeding benefits.
32:07 Biometrics: It is meaningful to take a complex situation, distill it and provide a framework for people to succeed.
35:52 Mouth taping while sleeping positively impacts his Oura sleep scores and sleep quality. It has also eliminated his occasional snoring.
37:07 Tabb’s single Favorite exercise is hex bar deadlifts…or squats.
38:13 Tabb’s morning routine.
44:27 Tabb’s desert island supplement/nutrient is high quality meat.
46:33 Tabb’s Elevator Pitch: Stop eating for 10 times longer than you think you should stop eating and you will start to reset. Let’s start disclosing financial interest in studies and health science.


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Direct download: 210_Tabb_of_Freefly_Eric_MIX.mp3
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Mind Pump's Adam Schafer and Sal Di Stefano discussed why variation in our nutrition and workouts is key to health and aesthetics.

Watch the interview and check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/209

More about this Episode:

Muscle has recently been dubbed the organ of longevity.

And since protein (by way of its amino acids) aids in muscle growth, we can’t get too much of it …

But, not so fast. Per the work by pundits in the field Valter Longo and Ron Rosedale, we are reminded that protein spikes IGF-1, which can trigger cancer growth in certain people.

Today’s muscle-bound fitness gurus are suggesting that we all ought to be a little more cautious about the amount of protein we consume.


Cycling carbs makes us more carb sensitive, so why should we not also cycle our protein? they ask.

P.S. Learn how variety in your diet and macronutrients, such as protein, can give you health benefits. http://highintensityhealth.com/209

Direct download: 209_Mind_Pump_Eric_mix.mp3
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In this live replay, we discuss the oft forgotten role the liver plays offers those who embrace a low-carb, ketogenic style diet.

But for many folks, especially those with environmental toxin overload or fatty liver (NASH), the liver’s compromised so thus can’t make ketones as effectively.

We discuss the nuances and considerations in these applications one should follow.

Watch the Videohttp://highintensityhealth.com/208

Hope enjoy this video and ads some clarity to the conversation.

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Direct download: 208_Keto_Adaptation.mp3
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Patricia is a mother, practicing nutritionists, cancer survivor and advocate for the ketogenic diet and lifestyle.

We discuss her journey of overcoming metastatic eye cancer.

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/207

Here’s a few key time stamps:

05:56 It’s Not Just About the Fuel: Of course a ketogenic diet restricts sugar consumed by the cancer. There are other side effects like a reduction in angiogenesis, a major hallmark of cancer. The expanding blood vessels in her eye are no longer visible on scans, the tumor in the optic nerve is gone without leaving scar tissue and damage done by the traditional therapies have healed as well.

11:42 Insulinogenic Properties of Proteins:

17:06 Meal Frequency: Patricia was a grazer, but shifted to 3 meals. After this, she shifted to intermittent fasting. Her fasting window is generally

16 to 18 hours.

24:39 Carbs and Performance:

31:19 Menstrual Cycle and Keto-Adaptation: P

36:25 Tracking Sleep:

41:30 Tracking Ketones: TKI (glucose/ketone index) is comprised of glucose divided by ketones. When you are ketogenic for therapeutic reasons, you should ideally 2 or 1 and under. She finds that stress and sleep have a larger impact upon glucose levels than food.

43:06 The Power of Community: Community cancels out a lot of the negative effects of poor diet and lifestyle. Find your tribe. 4

5:20 Exogenous Ketones:

48:14 Ketosis Impact upon Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy:

54:05 Ketogenic Diet, Another Tool in the Toolbox:

58:46 Patricia’s Favorite Herb or Botanical: B vitamins are her choice, since it is a personal struggle of hers. It would keep the energy up.

59:49 Patricia’s Morning Routine: Her kids are the focus of her morning. She does not look at her phone. After taking her children to school, she walks, listens to podcasts and does Tibetan yoga. At work, she tries to eat at about 11 or 12.

01:01:29 Patricia’s Elevator Speech: We need more money for research and we need to be faster at implementing the results of research. Focus on the science of the day rather than lobbyists.


Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/207


Direct download: 207_Patricia_Daly_Eric_Mix.mp3
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Dr. Rupy Aujla of The Doctor’s Kitchen http://thedoctorskitchen.com

shares tips and strategies to get you eating more real food. 

Check out the full show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/206

Also watch the cooking tutorials, via link above.

01:20 Dr. Aujla’s Nutrition Journey:
06:13 The Impetus for His Recipes:
07:11 Whole Turmeric Root: Turmeric contains hundreds of different curcuminoids and other plant chemicals.  It is near impossible to gather all the anti-inflammatory effect, for example, into a single pill. BCM-95 supplement does mixes the essential oils with the curcuminoids. Use whole ingredients as much as possible. Adding pepper to turmeric root increases the bioavailability of the curcuminoids. Dr. Aujla also uses a lot of coriander and fennel in his recipes.
09:44 Use Ghee:
11:11 Be Open Minded about Different Diets:
12:40 Intermittent Fasting/Time Restricted Feeding:
15:56 Training Healthcare Professionals:
18:10 Future of Healthcare:
19:27 Dr. Aujla’s Favorite Desert Island Food: His choice is purple sprouting broccoli. It is found in the UK and is one of the most phytonutrient dense crucifers. It contains sulforaphane, anthocyanins, other disease fighting chemicals, and lots of vitamins, including vitamin C. It is versatile and tastes great.
20:46 Dr. Aujla’s Top Exercise: Squat jumps get your heartrate up and fires on all muscle types. They can be done anywhere. You don’t need weights and it is versatile.
21:15 Dr. Aujla’s Morning Routine: First thing in the morning, he drinks water. He does a 25 to 30 minute HIIT session, yoga or flow. He has a high protein/high fat breakfast with fiber. Then he meditates for 10 to 15 minutes. He feels tired if he doesn’t exercise in the morning.
23:11 Dr. Aujla’s Elevator Pitch: Phytonutrient density is key. Make sure people have colors and herbs on their plates.

Check out the full show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/206

Direct download: 206__Rupy_Ajula_MD.mp3
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Scientist and expert advocate in this space Dom D’Agastino articulates just how and why ketones affect the brain.

(The real horse power behind ketosis is its brain-based impacts.)

Though, this shouldn’t come as a surprise; the diet has been used as a last-chance therapy for epilepsy for the better part of 100 years.

 Check out the Show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/205

Watch the interviewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZSf5OC3aOQ&list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU&index=1

He explains how these metabolites that are made by our liver have far-reaching effects on brain function and neurotransmitter metabolism.

Dom also discusses how ketones affect the immune system, cancer-cell metabolism and even heart health.

It’s a fascinating and very detailed discussion. I think you’ll get a lot out of it.

Key Takeaways:

01:38 One of Dr. D’Agostino’s early experiments lead to researchers developing and using ketones as a mitigation countermeasure to prevent oxygen toxicity seizures.
03:17 Nutritional ketosis has a stabilizing effect upon the brain.
03:54 The ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones impact many different mechanisms in synergy. Drugs impact one mechanism.
04:31 The cells of the hippocampus are selectively vulnerable to oxidative stress and energy deprivation, thus make effective study samples.
05:30 Acetyl acetate is neuroprotective, so the ketone esters developed by his lab are high in both acetyl acetate and beta hydroxybutyrate.
08:07 Clinically, the state of nutritional ketosis is defined as an elevation of blood beta hydroxybutyrate 0.5 and above or urine ketones, which measure acetyl acetate, is 15 mg/deciliter or above.
09:54 The more we subject our livers to oxidizing fats for fuel, the greater capacity we will have over time, unless we have a fatty oxidation disorder.
13:34 We may have the ability to robustly increase our capacity to make ketones, as well as break down and use ketones.
15:38 Ketone supplements, especially the ketone esters, have the capacity to be toxic if they are consumed in large quantities.
16:35 Dr. D’Agostino has tested 20 different types of ketones and ketone formulations.
17:22 Ketones have been found to be neuroprotective against high levels of oxygen, reactive oxygen species, glutamate and excitotoxicity.
21:18 The most potent anti-seizure effects found in animal models are from the elevation of both beta hydroxybutyrate and acetyl acetate.
23:52 Independent of their metabolic properties, ketone molecules have potent signaling properties.
29:38 Acetyl acetate does not have an enantiomer. Beta hydroxybutyrate does.
31:36 Exogenous ketones, when consumed as a bolus, can lower blood glucose levels via what appears to be a mechanism that is independent of insulin.
41:40 Ketones mitigate oxidative stress by enhancing mitochondrial energy production and reducing the leaking of electrons through the electron transport chain to molecular oxygen.
44:40 The activity of the enzyme, glutamic acid decarboxylase, is increased when you are in a state of nutritional ketosis and with exogenous ketones.
46:04 Exogenous ketones work through the adenosine A1 receptor. Adenosine is neuroprotective, has many different effects upon the heart and is a potent vasodilator.
46:40 Being in a state of moderate ketosis can augment brain blood flow by up to 30%.
47:18 Your brain stores more creatine when you are in ketosis. Creatine is neuroprotective, even against brain injury.
51:41 Ketosis brings the brain back to a state of balance: energetic balance, redox balance, and probably neurotransmitter balance. In ketosis, the energetic state of a cell can be preserved with less oxygen.
57:39 The ketogenic diet is being found to be effective therapy in a number of diseases..
01:03:32 Being in a state of ketosis, combined with a state of mild calorie restriction, quiets the brain and reduces anxiety behavior (in rodent models).. Parents report that placing their child on a ketogenic style diet improves behavior.
01:06:35 Exogenous ketones can attenuate some of the rebound effect from periodic hypoglycemia, which would activate your sympathetic nervous system.
01:11:26 A ketogenic diet approach can be used to maintain and build muscle.
01:15:10 Your mitochondrial function will be better preserved if you live in a state of or go in and out of a state nutritional ketosis and do intermittent fasting a few times a week.
01:17:02 Exercise is a huge hammer, as big as nutrition, in slowing aging.
01:22:11 The ketogenic diet works for weight loss, in part, through an appetite suppressing effect. Weight loss due to ketone supplementation is from the ketone effects upon brain energy metabolism.
01:31:45 Dr. D’Agostino’s single favorite exercise is the chin-up.
01:32:20 Dr. D’Agostino’s desert island supplement is coffee, which is full of polyphenols.

Direct download: 205_Dom_Eric_Mix.mp3
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World-renowned human movement expert Darryl Edwards agrees that humans need more exercise and daily movement—but not in the way that many people think. 

Check out the show notes (and watch the video): http://bit.ly/2ygLOvy

He provides us with some examples about how crawling, climbing, jumping, pushing and pulling in different directions are best for long-term health. 

(As much as I love squats and deadlifts, they’re not multi-plane movements.) 

Learn how to exercise and move for health in three dimensions (with friends and family):http://bit.ly/2ygLOvy

In this episode, you’ll learn more details about: 

- How exercising barefoot is better for your body 

- How walking outside is more effective than running inside 

- Simple ways to improve blood sugar regulation by playing in your own backyard 

Check it out and have a chance to try these moves! 

--------------------------------------Key Takeaways----------------------------------

02:10 Your Extraordinary Feet:

03:11 Humans are Movement Generalists:
06:54 Paleo Fitness:
12:12 Start Barefoot Walking:
13:30 You’ll be Lighter on Your Feet:
16:32 Your Feet Spread:
17:51 Training Outside in Natural Weather Conditions:
24:50 A Holistic Practice of Health:
26:13 A State of Mindfulness:
28:35 Low Carbohydrate Diet:
30:24 Darryl was Pre-Diabetic:
33:02 Sleep Quality:
33:42 Darryl’s Desert Island Herb/Nutrient:
34:26 Darryl’s Ideal Morning Routine
36:21 Darryl’s Elevator Pitch


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Direct download: 204-Darryl_Edwards_-_Eric_Klein_Mix.mp3
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Today’s guest, neurologist and sleep specialist Stasha Gominak, MD discusses how vitamin D (from the sun) is needed to improve the stability of gut bacteria, which in turn help synthesize B vitamins necessary to facilitate deep sleep.

Not only that, the repairs that deep sleep offers also appear to be mediated by B vitamins made by gut bacteria, according to Dr. Gominak.

She refers to these bugs as “B vitamin factories.”

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/203

Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/74F22bjBmqE

(Psst … this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this. James Adams, PhD, reported similar findings from his lab at Arizona State University and discussed them during the Autism Intensive.)

Also, Dr. Gominak reveals another interesting finding about sleep: the brain stem paralyzes us while we’re sleeping (not all at once, but it’s a pulsatile paralysis needed to repair our tissues).

This is why nose breathing while you’re sleeping is super important (a topic we talk about a lot here).

02:29 Hundreds of Dr. Gominak’s patients, children, teenagers and young healthy females, didn’t have REM sleep.
04:42 Sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue were not recognized in the 1960s and 1970s, because they were not epidemic.
07:21 Vitamin D and the brain stem are major players in deep sleep.
10:03 You must be paralyzed in order to achieve the proper levels of sleep.
14:21 Why would an 8 year old have more than one sleep disorder?
16:02 There has been a major historical shift from living/working/playing outside.
17:07 Once you replace vitamin D, the body slowly changes from a vitamin D deficient body to a B deficient body.
18:08 While bears hibernate, their microbiome consumes the colonic mucus, which makes all of the B vitamins to meet the bear’s metabolic needs during hibernation. Does ours?
22:05 Why Did It Take 2 Years to Become B Deficient?
23:44 Each B vitamin has an intestinal bacterial source and a food source.
26:02 Wanted: Gut Bugs
31:39 You can fix your own bacteria with vitamin D levels above 40 and take B100 or B50 for 3 months.
32:58 The sodium linked multivitamin transport system pumps 3 vitamins, pantothenic acid, alpha lipoic acid and biotin, into our digestive system and our brain.
36:24 Dr. Gominak sees a correlation between autism and vitamin D deficiency.
38:27 The development of sexual dysmorphism and sleep.
42:34 When a child cannot get out of bed in the morning, this is may be the brain demanding that they go back to sleep to get REM.
44:03 A lack of REM sleep cheats a child of their normal development.
47:15 Children and adults normally make small subtle movements and tiny vocalizations, not talking, walking or falling out of bed.
48:27 Taking the Weston A. Price westernization theory to another level.
56:02 Breastfeeding enlarges nasal passages.
57:28 Dr. Gominak believes that vitamin D is trophic to the bacteria that we are supposed to have in our gut.
59:24 Pantothenic acid not only makes acetylcholine, it makes cortisol.
60:11 Acetylcholine is a chemical used by the vagus nerve.
01:07:46 A test result of pantothenic acid levels will parallel magnesium levels. It tells you what is in the blood, but not what is in the stores.
01:09:10 Perhaps we are completely self-healing with REM sleep.
01:12:26 Dr. Gominak’s Morning Routine
01:13:31 The ketogenic diet helps people to live longer. Being ketogenic during REM sleep helps us repair. We were probably designed to go into ketosis for at least 12 hours every night.
01:15:08 A new theory is that the tricarboxylic acid/CREB cycle, which is used when you are using fats as your energy supply, may have a different purpose. It may not be about making ATP.
0101:19:33 Dr. Gominak’s desert island herb, nutrient or supplement: Her choice is vitamin D, even on a desert island.
01:30:35 Dr. Gominak’s Elevator Pitch: We can impact our children, especially children of color. It they don’t go outside, they don’t make enough vitamin D.


Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/203


Direct download: 203_Stasha_Eric_Mix_mixdown.mp3
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Tamsin Lewis, MD draws on the possible connections linking ketosis and anorexia and how that may affect behavior and neurotransmitter changes from the voluntary starvation.

We transition the conversation to fat adaptation, mitochondrial function and carb cycling for endurance athletes.

Get the full show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/202

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Key Takeaways:

02:28 Dr. Lewis’ Experience with Anorexia: She was diagnosed with anorexia at age 11. Anorexia’s focus is the control of food, which preoccupies one from other things that are happening. Perhaps the biochemical and neurotransmitter changes that result from starvation, force ketosis and effect the brain. Dr. Lewis’ mother called it her “anorexic high”. The massive energy restriction from starvation forces the body to get energy wherever it can, including stress hormones. Dr. Lewis believes that there is a genetic component to anorexia. It is on the continuum of anxiety disorders. component to anorexia. It is on the continuum of anxiety disorders.
06:10 The Salvation of Sport: One day Dr. Lewis realized that sport could save her from depression, anxiety and panic disorder. As she came off the drugs, sport helped her brain rewire.
07:25 Dr. Lewis’ Advice about Treating Anorexia
15:28 Fat Adaptation and Athletes: There is an endurance performance benefit from periodization of carbohydrate intake. Dr. Lewis has never seen a woman athlete do well on a ketogenic diet during endurance training.
20:05 Time Restricted Feeding Benefits and Challenges
21:52 Glucose Monitors Help us engage with our Physiology
24:11 What Would Dr. Lewis do differently in a Do Over?
27:26 Try a More Natural Approach: You can spare your glycogen stores longer if you are fat adapted. Test your gut. Dr. Lewis finds high levels of parasites and dysbiosis in her endurance athlete patients.
31:45 Dr. Lewis’ Love of Hot Yoga: Doing hot yoga creates a euphorigenic process. She finds that yoga is very good for the nervous system and brain health.
40:34 Dr. Lewis’ Single Exercise: Running or cycling up mountains is her choice.
41:13 Dr. Lewis’ Desert Island Herb or Nutrient: She would choose a combination of ashwaganda, curcumin/resveratrol and a dose of omega 3s.
42:37 Dr. Lewis Morning Routine
46:00 Dr. Lewis’ Elevator Pitch: Create more social/community space to prevent social isolation. Bring about more public awareness around a lifestyle medicine approach.

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Direct download: 202_Tamsin_Lewis_Eric_Mix_.mp3
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Today’s guest, athlete and muscle-health expert Gabrielle Lyon, DO, will add more substance and context to this narrative about muscle.

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Gabrielle discusses how muscle is the body’s largest site for fatty acid oxidation (aka fat burning) and glucose disposal.

(This is why bodybuilders can enjoy high-carb diets and still be lean.)

Muscle is dubbed the organ of longevity for a reason—without it, you’re not burning much fat for fuel and are likely not aging well.

This chat may help to clarify a few aspects about muscle, including:

- Combating age-related muscle loss (aka anabolic resistance)
- Intake of and types of protein to help build muscle and burn fat
- Understanding mTOR and muscle growth (and potential links to cancer)

Here are the key takeaways:

00:48 Muscle is the organ of longevity. The only way to keep muscle healthy is to lift weights.
01:51 Dr. Lyon’s focus is on muscle health, muscle protein synthesis, and optimizing body composition.
02:18 Ageing and Muscle Protein Synthesis: There are only two ways to stimulate muscle protein synthesis: exercise or diet.
02:43 You need the right amount of protein intake at the right times in the right amount to stimulate the lock and key effect.
03:12 Anabolic Resistance: mTOR is stimulated by leucine, an anabolic protein that is the driver for muscle health. It allows muscle to turn over and to be synthesized.
04:06 Muscle is an organ like the heart. It is the largest unit for glucose disposal and the largest site for fat oxidation.
04:26 Eat More Protein. As age, we need to eat more protein at once. We need around 50 grams at one time.
05:10 Anabolic Resistance: It is on the trajectory of sarcopenia and cachexia.
05:40 Quality of Protein Dictates Quality of Your Health
07:12 Animal-Based Proteins vs Plant-Based Proteins: It is based upon the amount of leucine. Vegan proteins are low in leucine.
08:19 Benefits of Methionine/Protein Restriction
10:50 Increase Protein on Rest Days, NOT Training Days
12:25 Optimal Range of Protein: Everyone should be consuming at least 30 grams of high quality protein 3 times each day for minimal stimulation.
14:55 Time Restricted Feeding/Intermittent Fasting: If you are doing a water only fast, your first meal should have about 50 grams of protein to feed your muscle.
16:47 Train in the Morning
17:21 Optimal Meal Timing
18:30 Post Workout Protein and Insulin Spikes: Protein spikes insulin only as a phase one reaction to get the branch chain amino acids into the cell..
21:25 Protein Causes Cancer?
24:40 What We Think about Protein is Wrong: You should be eating about 150 grams of protein a day. It is protective. Humans used to be more active and stimulating our muscles. The more sedentary you are the more protein you need.
25:30 Get the Dose Right
27:01 Protein and Your Kidneys and Bones
27:46 Train Your Body to be a Little Hungry
29:16 What You Should Know about the Amino Acids: If you get the muscle protein right, with enough to feed a muscle, then you get enough arginine for NO2, enough creatine, enough taurine, and enough methionine.
33:00 What about the Liver? Unless someone has cirrhosis, Dr. Lyon does not worry about protein.
35:22 Bone Broth is Not a Protein
36:39 Cooked vs Raw Branch Chain Aminos: Cooking methods do not make a difference in changing protein digestibility.
38:10 Dr. Lyon’s Favorite Exercise
38:26 Dr. Lyon’s Desert Island Herb
39:35 Dr. Lyon’s Morning Routine: She journals her thoughts, intensions and gratitude. In the morning she journals about how her day went to program her day.
40:48 Dr. Lyon’s Elevator Pitch: Everything we know about protein is wrong. You need at least 30 to 50 grams of high quality protein 3 times a day. It will protect you for life.

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/201 

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P.S. Learn the nutrition tips and tactics to help build and maintain muscle for optimal fat loss and longevity.


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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am PDT

Ketogenic diet advocate and scientist discusses why and how brown adipose tissue is healthy.

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Until very recently, brown fat was dismissed as, ““….that stuff on the upper backs of babies that humans lose with age.”

Now we know the methods through which adults can increase the quantity and activity of these protective fat cells.

Dr. Ben Bikman shares his latest scientific findings in this field and the synergism between the ketogenic diet and brown adipose tissue activation.

We also discuss the inverse relationship between insulin and ketone formation, which should add some clarity to the narrative around the use of exogenous ketone supplementation for fat loss.

Here are a few key takeaways:

02:02 During PhD studies, he learned that insulin is the metabolic key. Now that he has his own lab, the relevance of insulin upon normal metabolic health is his area of study.

03:11 Insulin is needed to Grow Fat Cells.

03:35 Distortion of the Fat Cell

05:59 As we grow larger fat cells and we reach 150% of what is ideal for our bodies, we start making new fat cells. As someone loses weight, they will not reduce the number of fat cells. They shrink the size of their existing cells.

07:14 Triglycerides are Not Relevant to Insulin Resistance

09:34 Muscle is Our Biggest Glucose Sink

10:35 Insulin is a Factor in Inflammation

12:08 Exercise is Important, but Diet is Critical

13:45 Toxic Lipids Cause Mitochondrial Alterations

15:39 Brown Adipose Tissue and an Uncoupling Protein

18:39 When Brown Fat Cells are Exposed to Insulin, Their Metabolic Rate Will go Down by about Half.

19:38 When our White Fat is Exposed to Ketones, Our Fat Goes from Storing to Wasting.

20:34 The Evolutionary Benefit of Ketones Inducing Wasting: Perhaps the conversion of white fat into heat burning instigated by ketones was meant for heat production. Our bodies act protectively. Evolutionarily, ketogenic diets would be seasonal.

24:55 Cold Thermogenesis to Activate Brown Fat: Constant cold exposure, to the point where you are shivering, works to activate brown fat. Ice baths and genuine cold exposure does this as well.

27:31 You Can Alter Your Metabolic Rate

30:24 Benefits of Low Insulin

32:46 We Need Insulin: It is necessary for normal mitochondrial function.  Eating a healthy low carb diet will give you enough insulin variability. We want to keep insulin normal.

25:16 Time Restricted Feeding and Fasting to Trigger Beiging

28:05 We are All Insulin Resistant First Thing in the Morning

39:01 The Effect of Protein and Carbs on Insulin: If you are insulin resistant, you will get a huge long lasting fat storage spike from eating something like a bagel, as opposed to the quick bump for someone who is insulin sensitive.

41:45 Speculation that Exogenous Ketones Turn to Fat when Insulin is high

46:34 Dr. Bikman’s Morning Routine

48:08 Dr. Bikman’s Favorite Exercise is the Deadlift

49:09 Dr. Bikman’s Desert Island Herb, Nutrient or Botanical: He would bring cow liver, which is packed with mitochondria. We do not adopt the mitochondria of the meat we eat, but we can get the building block components of the mitochondria.

51:06 Dr. Bikman’s Elevator Pitch: Stop emphasizing a high carbohydrate/low fat diet.

51:36 Don’t Worry about Gluconeogenesis

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am PDT

It seems that everyone is talking about burning fat and become becoming more fat fat-adapted nowadays. But nutritional therapist and avid strength training athlete, Emily Schromm reminds us about an often often-neglected aspect to healthily burning more fat for fuel: digestion.

Access the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/199-2

New to Keto? Start Here: http://highintensityhealth.com/keto-lean-ecourse-rsvp

If the pancreas and gal bladder and are stagnant from years of eating processed fats and poor digestion, ‘burning fat for fuel’ will be … …..well, difficult.

Emily explores that practical ways on how to assess and test your fat -digestion and natural remedies to improve them.

We finish off the discussion with strategies and methods on how to use weight training to improve body composition.

You can expect to learn more about:

00:28 The Pancreas’ Challenge from Keto/Low Carb

02:09 The Role of the Pancreas in Digestion: Once your stomach passes through food, your pancreas releases enzymes. It signals our bodies to begin the breakdown of fat. Bile is released.

03:10 Assessing Pancreatic Function: If you are eating high fat, but you still have headaches, dry skin, inflammation, healing slowly, and/or chronic injury, maybe you are not digesting the fat you consume.

04:07 Palpate the Abdomen to Find Gut Trauma

06:00 Heal the Gut First: Find the source of your digestive issue.

08:35 Supplements that Support Your Pancreas

09:30 Low Stomach Acid: Low stomach acid can come from zinc deficiency or not being in a parasympathetic state. Emily rubs calming essential oils on her vagal nerve.

12:19 Liver and Gallbladder: We all need liver support because of our toxin exposure. Emily uses a glutathione cream for liver support. Gallbladder problems can stem from quickly going from a low fat diet to a higher fat diet, gallbladder removal or poorly functioning gallbladder.

13:50 Look to the Liver: The need for long term gallbladder support may actually be an issue with the liver.

18:00 Carbohydrate Cycling: Emily is an athlete and has tested carbohydrate cycling and uses it.

21:41 Keto Adaptation: Men vs Women

Access the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/199-2

New to Keto? Start Here: http://highintensityhealth.com/keto-lean-ecourse-rsvp

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm PDT

A common question we get by many of our Keto Lean MasterClass members is: what should my macros and calories be on a ketogenic diet?

(Even doctors I meet with frequently ask me, “how many calories are in that ______?” during meetings discussion nutrition.)

So on Saturday I recorded this bonus YouTube live video to discuss why calories don’t matter (as much) while on a ketogenic diet.

Check out the full video and show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/199

In this bonus episode, you’ll learn why gut bacteria and the hormone effect of the food you eat is much more important than the macros the meal contains.)

Additionally, we’ll discuss Dr. Ben Bikman’s model dubbed the Metabolic Advantage associated with the Ketogenic diet.

Last but not least, we’ll discuss why cutting your calories can backfire, slowing down your resting metabolic rate and decreasing free thyroid hormone levels.

(Essentially this is how excess energy from ketones can be lost via the breath and urine, making calorie counting obsolete.)

Check it out here: http://highintensityhealth.com/199

Hope you enjoy,


P.S. If you find this content helpful, you still have a chance to join the summer session of our Keto Lean MasterClass and our next live call this Thursday afternoon. http://highintensityhealth.com/keto-lean-ecourse-rsvp


Direct download: HIH_Bonus_199.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am PDT

Oxford and Cambridge trained physician and researcher, Tommy Wood, MD PhD stopped by the podcast to discuss various aspects of gut health in the context of a low-carb, high fat diet.

Click here to watch the video and read the show notes:


As the Chief Medical Officer for Nourish Balance Thrive, Dr. Wood works with many influencers in the ketogenic diet space. He discusses how some of the individuals present with poor gut health after going on a strict ketogenic diet and his strategies to improve their gut health, while still staying low-carb-ish.

02:12 How Keto Goes Wrong:
04:03 Western Diet’s Effect upon the Microbiome:
05:00 Metabolic Endotoxemia:
09:28 Treating Endotoxemia in the Insulin Resistant:
10:18 Insulin and Chronic Inflammation:
13:51 Liquid Fats and Endotoxemia
17:04 Keep the Fiber—Even If You’re Keto
19:08 Dr. Wood’s Green Tea:
20:46 Bacterial Diversity:
24:01 Nourish Balance Thrive Online Clinic:
27:09 Flexible Carbohydrate Intake with Exercise:
38:08 Water Retention:
41:15 Maintaining Muscle Mass on a Ketogenic Diet:
45:02 Ketosis and Hormones:
46:59 Chronically Low Insulin:
49:35 Food Processing Alters Insulin Release:
52:16 Dr. Wood’s Morning Routine:
54:54 Dr. Wood’s Research:
55:57 Dr. Wood’s Favorite Herb:
57:05 Dr. Wood’s Elevator Pitch:

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am PDT

New research about fasting and the metabolic origins of cancer are changing the face of cancer treatment. For years, cancer science and medicine have focused (almost myopically) on DNA damage and immunological therapies.


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But burgeoning new research about the metabolic origins of cancer is challenging conventional dogma.

As Wayne Gretzky famously said, “Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it has been.” So, to help you better understand this new era of cancer prevention and therapeutics, we caught up with best-selling author and sought-after practitioner of this metabolic approach to cancer, Nasha Winters. 

As a cancer survivor herself, Dr. Nasha discusses the ketogenic diet plus fasting and clinical nutritional therapies that have kept her cancer , and many of her patients’ cancers, at bay. She reveals how simple intermittent fasting can prevent the reoccurrence of breast cancer.

Here’s more: http://bit.ly/2wJdGFn


Here are some aha moments and key takeaways:

04:25 Dysfunctional Mitochondria and DNA Repair

08:10 Ketogenic Diet as a Cancer Therapy

10:01Testing for Mitochondrial Dysfunction

16:54 Significance of High LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase)

56:13 Epazote, Apricot Seeds and Avocado Seeds

1:05:14 Cyclical Ketosis Based on Seasons

Hope you get a lot out of this one, 


Watch the interview and get the show notes: http://bit.ly/2wJdGFn


Direct download: 197_Nasha_Winters_Eric_Mix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm PDT

Dr. Hazel Wallace discusses foods and exercises to help you stay lean, fit and healthy. 

Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/196

Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/06uXCOsMnpA?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

02:00 Dr. Wallace’s Journey: 

004:30 The Power of Food: 

06:53 Social Media Accountability: 

08:25 Tracking Calories and Macronutrients: 

10:49 Dietary Advice for the Overweight Diabetic: 

13:47 Changing View of Healthy Food: 

16:46 Workout Nutrition: 

18:31 Carbs at Night: 

20:22 Gluten Myth: 

23:14 Eating Multiple Meals Myth: 

25:19 Exercise: 

27:43 Dr. Wallace’s Favorite Exercise: Learn to squat. It will teach you posture. Squats are a compound movement, utilizing more than two joints and engaging multiple muscle groups. Nail it down using body weights and then add weights.

28:18 Dr. Wallace’s Elevator Speech: In the UK, we need to get nutritionists into general practitioner practices.


Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/196

Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/06uXCOsMnpA?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT

Shelese Pratt is a sought after therapist in the autism, ADHD and executive coaching community for her use of a brain integration technique.

Learn how to interpret your genes: http://bit.ly/2tQBzgf

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/196

In this episode, we discuss: 

- Ways that Crossinology’s Brain Integration Technique can improve mental performance and processing

- How trauma can slow down mental faculties

- Making sense of gene SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) testing

- Yoga and mindfulness techniques to overcome suboptimal detox genes

Here are some key takeaways

01:55 Assessing Brain Function 

09:16 Childhood Trauma: If there is an interruption in neurodevelopment in the first 7 years of life, the neuro net may not be completed. During stress, the frontal lobe loses blood flow. 

10:30 The Frontal Cortex: It may not truly be behavior problems that children have. It may be that they are not able to fully integrate all of the areas of their brains. 

17:04 Breathing and Meditation

18:43 What is Brain Integration Technique? It is an integration of western neurology and the different neurological pathways associated with acupressure points in the body and different modes that we hold from the Indian chakra system. 

19:03 Testing Neurological Acupressure Points: Dr. Pratt uses applied kinesiology tests.

19:45 How is Brain Integration Therapy Done? 

21:47 Executive Case Story: Dr. Pratt sees a lot of executives. They find that their brains function more efficiently. 

24:44 Genetics vs Epigenetics: SNPs predispose us, but lifestyle should be a mainstay of clinical practice. She fine tunes with supplements. We shouldn’t count on them to drive our biochemistry. 

31:30 Minimize Environmental Toxins 

33:10 Detox to Promote Health

33:56 How to Use Castor Oil Packs for Detoxification: Castor oil packs help the liver detox and helps the immune system tonify and lymphatic system move. It also helps the GI system to heal. 

36:02 Castor Oil’s Mechanism of Action

37:40 Coffee Enemas: If done correctly and sparingly, they are very effective. 

38:20 Dr. Pratt’s Morning Routine 

40:49 Dr. Pratt’s Single Favorite Exercise: Dr. Pratt does Vinyasa yoga.

Learn how to interpret your genes: http://bit.ly/2tQBzgf

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/196


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm PDT

Dr. Tyna Moore discusses how PRP therapy works, the best ways to ensure you get the maximal results from the treatment, and how to vet a practitioner who offers the therapy.

We demonstrate the procedure here: http://bit.ly/2uyjL8A

Achy joints and lingering injuries are no fun for anyone. 

I know firsthand how this feels as I had a lingering biceps tendon pain that slowed me down for the better part of two years. 

But after just two treatments of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), I’m pain-free and back to 100% functionality. 

(The treatment also slowed down familial male-pattern baldness—which we demonstrate in this video.) 

After sharing my experience and outcomes with friends and family, I realized not many have heard of PRP or know how it works. 

So, we filmed the last session, which I thought you would enjoy: http://bit.ly/2uyjL8A


If you or someone you know has lingering joint pain, be sure to check out these key takeaways: 

00:50 How PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Works 
01:25 Trauma as Therapy 
02:31 Ice and NSAIDS: These shut off the healing cascade 
16:01 Arthritis Is an Inflammatory Metabolic Condition of the Joint 
19:34 The Efficacy of Cortisone and Surgery 
28:44 VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) in PRP 
29:54 Smokers Don’t Heal? 
35:11 Hair Loss in Men and Women 
37:25 Limit PRP Regions for a Single Treatment
Hope you enjoy, 
P.S. Learn how PRP can be used to heal lingering injuries and slow down hair loss http://bit.ly/2uyjL8A

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm PDT

Lately, we’ve been hearing more about the benefits of a high-fat diet, which seems to fly in the face of conventional thinking that “low fat is healthy.”

But fat is not the only nutrient that’s being vindicated; salt is following fat’s trajectory.

Here's the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/193

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/eTr3S2Bqlow?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Even though humans have been using salt to preserve foods for thousands of years, mainstream medical and dietetics professionals want you to avoid it.

The thinking goes that too much salt raises your blood pressure and leads to cardiovascular complications.

But, sought-after cardiovascular scientist and researcher Dr. James DiNicolantonio may set the record straight on salt.

He discusses how the nutrient gets widely depleted from alcohol and coffee consumption, and even healthy activities like exercise and sauna use.

He also explains how salt can be used pre-workout to boost exercise performance!

Here is a summary of his key tips on salt:

04:48 Losing Minerals in Sweat
07:42 Problems with a Low-Salt Diet
10:05 Symptoms of a Salt Deficiency:
11:49 Blood Markers of a Low-Salt Diet
22:47 Salt and Athletic Performance
35:16 Resistant Starch and Weight Gain

Hope you enjoy,


P.S. Learn how you can boost energy and enhance workout performance with salt.

Here's the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/193

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/eTr3S2Bqlow?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am PDT

“Burning fat for fuel” is the latest buzz these days.

But is it always possible or even healthy in certain circumstances?

If you’re doing short-duration, high-intensity exercise bouts, relying on fat for fuel may actually leave you tired—possibly even burned-out.


Download the show notes: http://bit.ly/2udPEnh

Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/h2a0C1-l3D8?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Nutrition expert and coach for many explosive-sport athletes Danny Lennon discusses the latest strategies and tips that have helped his clients take their game to the next level.

He introduces an emerging idea about “smart” carbohydrates; how carbohydrates can be used selectively for intense exercise sessions.

Alternatively, for recovery or low-intensity training sessions, we can do that fasted or low-carb.

Here’s why some scientists are moving away from purely low-carb or high-carb and suggesting a saar-carb approach:

04:27 Symptoms of Under-Fueling:
07:02 Lifestyle Impacts on Performance and Body Composition
08:43 Sleep Quality/Duration for Fat Loss
18:24 Post-Workout Carbohydrates for Weight Loss
23:09 NEAT: Physical Activity Is Not Just a Calorie Burn
32:22 Carbs and Keto
40:01 Ketogenic/Low-Carb Diets in Sports
49:30 Emphasizing Hypertrophy with Nutrition

Download the show notes: http://bit.ly/2udPEnh


Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/h2a0C1-l3D8?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU


Hope you enjoy,


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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am PDT

Sami Sweeney is a high-level fitness coach and health influencer. She discusses key tips and insights from her nine year career in the fitness industry, managing the most successful Pure Barre franchise in company history.

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Watch the video interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UIlaI-1GNA4?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Bonus Content:


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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

Dr. Kathryn Retzler discusses science and stories about how the GAINSWave™ treatment has transformed marriages and sex lives and has led to a surprising boost in self-confidence in her male patients.

Get the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/190

It’s shockwave therapy to the male genitals, which can increase blood flow and optimize nerve transmission to the penis, restoring function to youth levels.

And, since more than 50% of men over 40 have erectile dysfunction (ED), I think it’s important that you know about it.

In this two-part interview, you’ll learn more about this new Gainswave treatment and the roots causes of erectile dysfunction.

But there is more ….

We also talk about porn—specifically about how it can be very addictive and can cause erectile dysfunction, particularly in young men.
If you have a teen child or a grandchild, or you work with young men, it’s important to know about the emerging research linking porn consumption and its long list of sexual and behavioral health implications.

Here’s a brief overview of the discussion:

02:39 Causes of Vascular Dysfunction within the Penis
05:05 Why Current Drug Treatments for ED Don’t Work Long-Term
07:25 Gainswave Therapy
09:21 Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Penis
15:11 Hormonal Relationship to ED
16:22 Pornography Causing Erectile Dysfunction
32:33 Gainswave Therapy and Women

Get the full show notes http://highintensityhealth.com/190

Watch the video(s): https://youtu.be/4bQ-JFjTXqQ?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT

Andrew Koutnik, BS is a PhD student at the D’Agostino lab at The University of South Florida. We discuss his latest research in the field of muscle wasting conditions, cancer cachexia and potential therapeutic

intervention to mitigate or attenuate muscle wasting in inflammatory states.

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Download the show notes and watch the full interview: http://highintensityhealth.com/189

--------------------------------------Key Takeaways----------------------------------

02:10 Prevalence of Cachexia:

03:37 What is Cachexia?

07:04 Stages of Cachexia:

10:05 Anemia and cachexia:

10:15 Loss of Muscle Tone: Muscle is its own organ system that plays in integrative role to many other aspects of the body.

19:07 Diet Impact upon Muscle/Fat Loss:

24:45 Developing Effective Therapies for Cachexia

27:11 Sarcopenia: Sarcopenia does not have all of the facets of cachexia. In both you typically lose muscle tissue and body weight. You can have sarcopenia or cachexia, but be obese. Inflammation can play a role in sarcopenia.

29:42 Chronic Stressors: Exercise, not done in the extreme)

35:52 Beneficial Growth Signals:

36:59 Categories Therapies for Cancer Cachexia: These include nutritional therapies and appetite stimulators, like anti-anorexics. Other categories include anti-inflammatories and anabolic agents.

37:24 Nutritional Therapies: The goal of nutritional therapies and appetite stimulators is to eat more calories. Generally, you are not salvaging the muscle, nor are you growing muscle. When you over-consume food in a cachexic (or normal) state, you grow a disproportionate amount of adipose tissue.

39:03 Anti-Anorexic Therapies:

40:52 Anti-Inflammatory Therapies:

44:41 Anabolic Agents: Leucine is a nutritional anabolic agent which can stimulate muscle protein synthesis. BCAAs over periods of time can induce muscle growth. Stimulating muscle protein synthesis, the synthesis of new muscle, may have an anabolic role.

53:00 Caloric Restriction: Caloric restriction has its place in potential anti-cancer therapies, but cachexia can cause death and is a co-morbidity.

56:20 SARMs for Hypertrophy: Andrew hesitates to recommend, since it has not gone through phase three trials. It is context dependent.

59:59 Low Carb vs Keto: Andrew is a type 1 diabetic and a low carb approach helps him to manage his blood sugar levels. Carbs have a place in performance. Andrew does powerlifting and has made personal records using both dietary approaches.

01:13:51 Andrew’s Elevator Speech:

Download the show notes and watch the full interview: http://highintensityhealth.com/189

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Cancer-specific nutritional therapist and co-author of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, Jess Kelley, discusses customizing nutrition treatments to prevent cancer and keep the disease process in check.

Show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/188

Here are some key highlights:

02:17 Links between Nutrition and Cancer: About between 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are caused by genetics. The rest is rooted in diet and lifestyle. 95% of all cancers can be prevented and mitigated.
03:17 Traditional Oncology and Nutrition: Recommendations while going through chemotherapy are things like angel food cake, ice cream or cookies.  The only nutritional advice is “Just don’t lose weight”.
03:37 Cancer Therapy Diet: Cancer cells consume glucose at a rate much faster than healthy cells. Restricting carbohydrates and attaining ketosis is a powerful therapeutic diet. Jess reports great results from this in her clinic. When you fast before chemotherapy, generally there are fewer side effects and the clinical outcome is better.
05:31 Antioxidants during Chemotherapy: There is no evidence that you should avoid antioxidants during treatment. New research is showing that antioxidants during chemotherapy can be beneficial. Jess prefers that we get our antioxidants from phytonutrient dense food.
06:42 Cancer and Fasting/Ketogenic Diet: Jess has seen positive results using a ketogenic diet and fasting across all types of cancer. Brain cancer tends to respond the best. It helps slow the cancer process and improves quality of life.
08:11 Therapeutic Range of Ketones: Patients start with urine testing to follow glucose and ketone levels and then move to blood testing. The therapeutic range is glucose below 70 and ketones 3 or above. Everyone is different and it may take some fine tuning.
08:56 Variables Influencing Ketosis: Sleep impacts glucose regulation. Stress and exercise also have an impact. Many people eat too much protein, especially eggs, while on a ketogenic diet.
12:34 Importance of Phytonutrients: Jess designed a phytonutrient formula for consuming 10 different vegetables a day, yet keep your grams under 15 carbs.
15:25 Acceptable Fruit:
18:45 Carbs and Kids: We think that kids need carbs, but that is incorrect.
22:30 Jess’s Morning Routine:
23:38 Fasting: Skip dinner instead of skipping breakfast.
26:46 Jess’s Favorite Exercise:
27:13 Jess’s Favorite Herb/Nutrient:
28:25 Jess’s Elevator Pitch: Help to cultivate food security in small farms so people begin to be connected to their food sources. Teach people how to grow their own food and better educate children and adults about nutrition. The quality of organic food you grow is superior to what you find in the grocery store. The more a vegetable is exposed to oxygen and is oxidized, the more it loses its nutrients. Eat local.
30:59 Jess’s Oncology Nutrition E-Course:


Watch the interview on YouTube: http://highintensityhealth.com/188

Direct download: 187_Jess_Kelley_Metabolic_Approach_to_Cancer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

Anti-aging expert Jeff Grimm came back on the podcast to discuss telomere testing and growth hormone. Check out the full video and show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/187

02:03 Vitality and Optimal Performance:

04:07 Signs of over Doing It: 

05:16 Low Cortisol: 

08:55 Stimulating the Adrenals: 

010:31 How Old am I Biologically? 

12:11 Telomeres: 

14:49 Testing Telomeres: 

15:32 Quality and Health of Telomeres: 

16:43 Cellular Ageing: 

20:19 Telomeres and Chronic Disease: 

20:52 Positively Effecting Telomere Length: 

21:32 Herbs and Telomeres:

25:06 Preserving Telomeres through Meditation: 

27:18 Other Mechanisms for Increasing Telomere Length: 

30:04 Testing Telomeres: 

30:40 Inflammation’s Role in Immunosenescence: 

34:10 Manipulation of Growth Hormone: 

37:58 Impacts of Manipulating Growth Hormone:  

43:10 Head Trauma and Growth Hormone:

46:53 Jeff’s Morning Routine: 

48:15 Eat Fat, Get Thin: 

50:25 Sleep Hygiene:

52:39 Favorite Herb, Nutrient, Botanical or Food: 

57:49 Jeff’s Elevator Pitch: 

Check out the full video and show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/187



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Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT

Prolotherapy expert, Dr. Shawn Naylor discusses strategies to regenerate the health of tendons and ligaments and way you should request anesthetizing incisions before your next surgical procedure.

It’s a fascinating discussion and effective intervention that’s used by many athletes and active individuals.

Here’s a link the video interview: http://highintensityhealth.com/186

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Here are a few key takeaways:

01:59 What is Prolotherapy: It is the use of an injection to cause the proliferation of connective tissues, to enhance the structural integrity of something that was weak, loose, unstable or damaged.
02:27 Benefits from Needle Trauma: Just the trauma of using the needle causes some regeneration. Early studies found that injections of both saline and dextrose were both effective. In prolotherapy, the needle is used to create some trauma, making it bleed.
04:27 Formerly Sclerotherapy or Scar Therapy: About 60 or 70 years ago, when prolotherapy first started, the pioneers thought they were creating scarring. However, ligaments don’t heal that way. A ligament that has healed is indistinguishable under a microscope, from a healthy ligament.
05:55 NSAIDs/ Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs: When you are injured, an inflammatory response is triggered, creating a cascade of events that plays out over 6 to 8 weeks or so.
09:26 Tissues that Benefit from Prolotherapy: Nearly any joint can painful from an injury to soft tissue, so nearly any joint is amenable. There is a renewed interest in putting solution into the joint where cartilage is to improve vitality to that tissue.
13:12 Injection Materials and Anesthetics: Different prolotherapy providers use different solutions. Injecting platelet-rich plasma or stem cells are different solutions used in the same manner. A local anesthetic is used, most often lidocaine or procaine. Dr. Naylor prefers procaine, which is metabolized more quickly into an amino acid and is non-toxic. He also uses two homeopathics, Traumeel and Zeel in almost all injections. He uses B12 and dextrose in varying quantities. Low amounts of dextrose possibly causes an immunomodulatory effect.
19:24 Neurotherapy Injections: These injections are mainly superficial, into the skin. It can be effective in treating whiplash and traumatic brain injuries. Using nothing more than the local anesthetic, there have been very good results. During treatment, the anesthetic can have a significant neuromodulatory effect.
21:58 Prolozone Therapy: More caustic agents were sometimes used to get a more effective inflammatory response. Ozone lends itself well to prolotherapy.
28:22 The Role of Memory in Neurotherapy: Memory is a large part of whiplash and surgical scars. Surgeons do not generally use local anesthetic. When we are under general anesthesia, our basal ganglia (our ancient lizard brain) is still fairly conscious and probably traumatized by the surgery, especially the incision where your pain receptors are. A study showed that people used less opiates after surgery if local anesthetic was used before the incision was made. This probably applies to long term pain as well.
33:09 Trigger Point Therapy for Referred Pain:
36:20 Where to Find a Prolotherapy Practitioner:
37:51 Dr. Naylor’s Favorite Herb or Botanical:
39:11 Dr. Naylor’s Morning Routine:
40:57 Optimizing Prolotherapy:
43:29 Dr. Naylor’s Elevator Pitch:


Here’s a link the video interview: http://highintensityhealth.com/186


Direct download: HIH_186_Shawn_Naylor_DO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm PDT

Dr. Lecovin he discusses insights about workout periodization and how to reduce pain, improve mobility and stability. Geoff has advanced training in nutrition, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic and acupuncture. 

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/185

Here’s a few highlights:

01:56 Dr. Lecovin’s Fitness Background:
04:13 Dr. Lecovin’s Current Fitness Regimen:
05:27 Optimal Performance Training Model:
08:27 Regional Interdependence:
10:58 Upper Cross Syndrome:
13:02 Autogenic Inhibition:
13:33 Changing a Dysfunctional Pattern:
14:20 Dealing with Inflammation:
14:55 Chronic Issues:
15:50 Advice for CrossFitters:
17:41 Dry Needling:
21:27 Undulating Periodization:
23:20 Trigger Points vs Meridians:
26:42 Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization:  
28:10 Getting Treatment Sooner Than Later:
28:58 Where to Find a Practitioner:
32:19 Lower Cross Syndrome:
32:48 Foam Rolling:
33:42 Addressing Elbow/Biceps/Triceps Pain:
34:57 Joint Mobility and Stability:
36:47 Nutrition for Athletes:  
44:08 Our Ancestors and Ketosis:
45:23 Micronutrients:
45:30 Timing:
45:45 Supplements:
48:01 Dr. Lecovin’s Morning Routine:
50:32 Dr. Lecovin’s Favorite Herb/Nutrient/Whole Food: He
51:28 Dr. Lecovin’s Elevator Pitch:

Watch the video (and bonus interview) and check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/185

Direct download: 185_Geoff_Lecovin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm PDT

Weight lifting and crossfit may conjure up images of grunting and big muscles.

That’s because we don’t often think about the longevity and anti-aging properties associated with weight lifting …

Or how weight lifting can increase psychological resilience and transform the timid into the confident.

Watch the interview and read the full show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/184

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And when it comes to long-term fat loss, weight lifting is possibly the most effective modality one can embrace.

Sought-after naturopathic doctor and avid strength athlete Dr. Amanda Milliquet discusses all this and more.

She shares the science of muscles and movement and tells a few transformation stories about how barbells shifted the once-shy into strong beings—in and out of the gym.

You might like these key takeaways:

11:22 Strengthening the rhomboids: Stretching the major and the minor pectoral muscles is the first step
14:43 Sleeping: Turn off your screens at least one hour before bed
18:00 Foam rolling: Dr. Milliquet finds foam rolling to be very valuable. Cushy rollers are not helpful—if you’re not in pain, you’re not doing much.
19:06 Decreasing inflammation: Taking fish oil supplements and eating a healthy diet help fight inflammation. Happiness is a huge part of health.
21:20 Crossfit carry-over
25:02 Fat loss: If you want to lose weight, you need to lift heavy weights
28:36 Deadlifts: Use your hamstrings for deadlifts. Romanian deadlifts are good. For engaging the glutes, the Russian kettlebell swing is best.
37:05 Muscle-building tips for women: Push yourself to the limit. Create muscle fiber damage, so it comes back stronger. Make sure that you are eating enough protein.
38:46 Dr. Milliquet’s favorite nutrient: German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is her favorite herb. It’s a calming tea.
39:48 Dr. Milliquet’s morning routine
45:15 Dr. Milliquet’s elevator pitch

Watch the interview and read the full show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/184


Direct download: HIH_184_Mandy_Milliquet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm PDT

Dave Asprey discusses key highlights from his new book, Head Strong: http://amzn.to/2oyTcO4

A key theme we address herein is why dietary quality matters--especially for low-carb, high-fat (ketogenic) diets and the many ways to boost mitochondrial function for optimal brain health.

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Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/183

Key Takeaways:

02:23 Origins of Bulletproof Coffee:

04:15 Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting: Dave was an early adapter to intermittent fasting.

07:29 More Neurologic Resilience: Mitochondria take food, light and direct electrical current and convert them into electricity within you.

09:36 Ketones and Your DNA: To manufacture protein in your cells, like neurotransmitters, repair proteins and bone synthesis, you need to be able to read the DNA. It is easier for your body to read DNA in the presence of ketones. There is also a reduction in inflammation from ketones.

11:21 Combine the Ketogenic AND Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Many ketogenic diets include NutraSweet, a mitochondrial toxin.

17:05 Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators: Within the past 2 years Dave has increased his polyphenol intake and he has been using selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs).

24:25 Excess Cortisol: Excess cortisol negatively impacts mitochondrial function, causes weight gain and impedes muscle growth.

26:35 Mitochondria and Meditation: 30:13 The Power of Mitochondria: Mitochondria drive your emotions and behavior. They decide if a cell lives or dies.

34:42 Light’s Affect upon Mitochondrial Function: We have a deficiency of red light. We are too often exposed to blue light. O

49:15 Tracking Willpower:  Willpower requires electrons, which requires fuel. Every decision you make costs you something.

50:02 Dave’s Work Routine: His calendar is booked every minute of every day for the time he has agreed to work.

51:26 Dave’s Challenge: He believes that one of the most important things is to have quality unstructured time. That allows for creativity. He would like to have two mornings a week where nothing is scheduled.

55:49 Training Intuition: Dave consciously trains his intuition. Neuro Minor software is designed to teach you what is going on in your brain when you are not paying attention.

58:00 Dave’s Favorite Superfood: Coffee is his choice. The caffeine from 3 to 5 cups of coffee can double your morning ketones. Coffee is also a rich source of polyphenols and it tastes good.

59:19 Dave’s Elevator Pitch: It is time to go after Monsanto.

Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/183

Direct download: 183Dave_Asprey_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm PDT

Evan Hirsch, MD ABOIM is the author of Fix Your Fatigue.

He treats a lot of patients with persistent fatigue, low energy and chronic infections.

Check out this new book: http://amzn.to/2nBYeIF

Check out the show notes and full video: http://highintensityhealth.com/182

Here are a few key takeaways:

02:19 First Steps:
05:09 Viruses:
09:37 Treating Co-Infections:
11:00 Changing the Terrain:
13:46 Endocrine System:
16:03 Reversing Thyroid Disease:  
18:18 Contracting Bartonella:
23:51 Adrenal Support during Treatment:
24:56 Smilax: It is a blood cleanser.
25:57 Herxheimer Effect/Die off Help:
28:06 Dr. Hirsch’s Fatigue:
32:09 Sleep:
33:55 Antimicrobials:
36:54 Ketogenic/Low Carb – High Fat Diets:
37:41 Lyme and Lyme Co-Infections:
43:03 Mold:
45:27 Treating Mold:
47:49 EMF’s:
50:27 Baby Steps:
51:25 Dr. Hirsch’s Morning Routine:
54:16 Dr. Hirsch’s Favorite Nutrient:
55:34 Dr. Hirsch’s Elevator Pitch:



Direct download: 182_Evan_Hirsch_MD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm PDT

A new theory is emerging in the world of cognitive decline: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia manifest from basic metabolic imbalances within the brain.

The theory goes that the buildup of plaque deposits of the β-amyloid peptides in the Alzheimer’s brain may be due to too much insulin.

This is because the enzyme that degrades the plaque could be too busy breaking down insulin—allowing for β-amyloid to build up.

This may be why MCT oil (and the ketogenic diet) improves cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

Expert in the field and author of The Alzheimer's Antidote, Amy Berger, MS, CNS, explains more. 

Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/181

She discusses more about:

02:16 The Alzheimer’s Brain: In a significant variant of Alzheimer’s, neurons in a certain region in the brain lose the ability to use glucose efficiently as a fuel.
03:54 Brain Fuel Metabolic Disorder: There may be a problem getting glucose into the brain or glucose in the brain into the cells to be used properly.
05:04 Type 3 Diabetes: Alzheimer’s has similarities to type 2 diabetes. There is still debate about what causes type 2 diabetes.
06:21 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s:
07:35 Early Detection: Even people in their 30s and 40s can show a decline in cerebral glucose uptake.
09:31 Ketogenic Diet to Restore Cellular Energy:
14:10 Beta Amyloid and Alzheimer’s:
16:24 Insulin Degrading Enzyme: It is an enzyme that gets rid of insulin once it has been used. It also gets rid of amyloid proteins. The Alzheimer’s brain does not appear to produce more of these amyloid proteins.
20:57 Sleep Dysregulation: People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to have sleep issues and altered circadian rhythms.
23:48 Brain’s Need for Glucose: The brain’s requirement for glucose does not imply a need for dietary carbohydrate. We can make glucose from other things.
31:25 Exogenous Ketones: With the cellular energy crisis in the brain, neurons atrophy. Axons atrophy and recede back into the neuron, breaking down cellular communication. The cells are not dead. We know this because when people receive exogenous ketones improve cognition. If you are doing a ketogenic-type diet for general health and fitness, exogenous ketones are not necessary. For neurodegeneration, exogenous ketones can be powerful. It is a short term symptom fix, unless coupled with a ketogenic or low carb diet. The ketogenic diet, which promotes your body to produce its own ketones, and other lifestyle interventions can, to some degree, reverse the damage. High glucose and high ketones in the body at the same time is type 1 diabetic ketoacidosis.
41:36 Lifestyle Changes:
47:40 ApoE4 Gene:
50:29 Statin Contribution to Alzheimer’s:
55:08 Amy’s Morning Routine:
56:58 Amy’s Favorite Exercise:
01:00:01 Amy’s Favorite Nutrient:
01:01:03 Amy’s Elevator Speech:


Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/181

Direct download: 181_Amy_Berger_MS_CNS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

Fascia expert, Dr. Shalini Bhat discusses how high-carb diets negatively affect fascia, and contribute to joint pain.

Watch the full interview: https://youtu.be/dFSUWxg_Mp8

Watch her ghee recipe demo: https://youtu.be/RC-dFPwO1zw

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-----------------------------------------Key Time Stamps-----------------------------------

1:37: Fascia is a newly identified organ

3:22 : Diet is important for correcting musculoskeletal imbalances

4:19: Metabolic imbalances lead to slow healing

7:05: What is fascia and why is it important?

8:07: Palpating fascia dysfunction

9:55: How packaged food can create gut and fascia adhesions

11:57: Brain inflammation and systemic pain

14:43: How Functional Medicine and Orthopedics are different

Direct download: 180_Shalini_Bhat_DC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am PDT

Dr. Gerber discusses why it's important to measure post-meal insulin and the strong relationship between hyperinsulinemia and heart disease.

Show Notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/179

Key Takeaways:

02:07 Focus on Nutrition: Dr. Gerber has been focusing on nutrition and lifestyle for 17 years. He lost 40 pounds on the Atkins diet. His research found that metabolic disease is the root cause of many of the chronic diseases of today.
03:59 Calories/Fat-based Diets: Metabolic disease is related to insulin, hormonal dysregulation, inflammation, oxidative stress and advanced glycation.  
05:08 Insulin Metabolism: Dr. Gerber measures fasting insulin and 2 hour insulin, based upon the work of Dr. Joseph Kraft.
07:07 Preventive Imaging: Cardiologists see you after damage has begun. Prevention can begin with a CT of the heart, calcium score and ultrasounds to look for early plaque development.
09:03 Glucose Challenge with Insulin Assay: A glucose challenge is an effective screening tool for diabetes, cardiovascular disease.
14:04 Insulin: Insulin can compensate for blood sugar, so you can have hyperinsulinemia with normal blood sugar levels. It precedes insulin resistance.
15:05 Keto-Adapted/Low Carb:  Taking a glucose challenge while keto-adapted, your insulin level would be flat during the insulin assay.
18:17 Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: Many forms of cancer are very sensitive to carbohydrates and glucose.
21:48 Insulin and Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a symptom of metabolic dysregulation.
27:50 Weight Loss and Appetite Control
29:49 Body Composition and Cardiovascular Risk: Not everyone should be on a low carb/ketogenic diet.
31:28 Diet:
33:31 Advanced Cholesterol Testing: With standard lipid testing, looking at ratios and patient history, Dr. Gerber can tell what the particle size will be without testing.  It can be used to confirm particle size, if necessary.
35:09 High/Low Cholesterol and Longevity: Often, people who have heart attacks are at goal cholesterol levels. A study of elderly people in Japan found that people with higher cholesterol live longer, challenging the cholesterol hypothesis.
37:04 Ketogenic Diet and Cholesterol: Cholesterol ratios improve with ketogenic diets, for the most part. HDL goes up. Triglycerides go down. Other metabolic markers like insulin and A1C improve. In as much as 1/3 of people LDL goes up, in 1/3 it stays the same and in 1/3 LDL will drop.
38:45 Dr. Gerber’s Morning Routine: He skips breakfast, but has bulletproof coffee. Occasionally, he will have eggs. He hits the gym for resistance training and cardio. We were designed to move. Time to unwind and be at peace is important.
40:45 Dr. Gerber’s Favorite Herb/Nutrient:
41:06 Dr. Gerber’s Elevator Pitch:

Direct download: 179_Jeffry_Gerber_MD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am PDT

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Natasha Turner discusses her simple and effective weight-loss plan that harnesses the power of the six hormones linked to strength, energy, and weight loss.

Although it is widely accepted that the thyroid hormones control weight loss efforts, Dr. Turner reveals how the impact of five other hormones―testosterone and DHEAs, adiponectin, growth hormone, adrenaline, and glucagon―are equally important when trying to lose weight.

Read the full show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/178

Check out her new book, The Hormone Boost : http://amzn.to/2ma4dkX

Key takeaways from the interview--

02:02 Hormonal Impact of Diet:

05:39 Kitchen Makeover:

07:41 Thyroid Hormones:

11:26 Adiponectin and Fish Oil:

13:25 Protein and Body Fat:

17:46 Exercise for Fat Loss and Hormonal Balance

25:31 Weight Training to Lose Fat, Build Muscle:

27:13 Osteoporosis and Weight Training:

28:18 Blunting Cortisol and Yoga

31:20 What to Eat: High Protein Diets for Women

34:02 Intermittent Fasting for Fat Loss:

38:32 Carbohydrates Cycling and Timing:

46:04 Cravings and Dr. Turner’s Morning Routine:

Watch the YouTube Interview: https://youtu.be/ykwnbYeGdFI?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Direct download: 178_Natasha_Turner_ND.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm PDT

Dr. Burhenne is a sleep medicine dentist and bestselling author of The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. He discusses the importance of nose breathing for proper airway development and how to improve

Watch this mouth taping tutorial and check out the snow notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/177

Key Timestamps

02:49 Mouth Breathing:
03:44 Stomach Acid:
04:30 Nose Breathing during Exercise:
07:14 Mouth Breathing during Sleep:
08:30 Bernoulli Effect:
09:25 Get Checked Out:
10:20 Narrow Airway Trend:
12:29 Reversing Structural Changes:
13:24 Impacts of Not Breathing Properly:
15:03 Benefits of Mouth Taping:
16:18 Sleep Apnea:
17:38 Children:
26:11 Mouth Taping with Sleep Apnea:
28:14 Mouth Taping with a Cold or Allergies:
30:13 Dr. Burhenne’s New Book:
32:30 Quality and Quantity Sleep Improvements:
34:18 Benefits of REM Sleep:
36:15 Kombucha:
19:04 Cavities and Staining:
44:20 Xylitol:
49:35 How to Mouth Tape:

Direct download: 177_mark_burhenne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm PDT

Charles Poliquin has been training elite athletes and Olympians for the past 38 years. What's really unique about his approach, as you may know, he's always ahead of the science— some of the research that's coming out now in the strength and conditioning world, Charles has been talking about and implementing clinically with hist athletes for many years.

Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/176

Learn more about Charle’s exclusive strength training series:  http://highintensityhealth.com/mass

Direct download: 176_Charles_Poliquin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

Dr. Anna Lembke is a Stanford University based addition medicine specialist and author of, Drug Dealer, MD http://amzn.to/2kKN7fV

Read the full show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/175

Here are some key time stamps:

02:14 History of the Opioid Epidemic:
07:36 Opioid Epidemic Now: In 2011 the CDC declared an opioid epidemic caused by over prescribing of opioids by doctors.
08:36 Incentive for Over Prescribing:
09:52 Change in Medicine to Prevent Addictions:
10:46 Infiltration of the Pharmaceutical Industry:
11:58 Neuroadaptation and Tolerance to Drugs and Alcohol:
13:30 Other Side Effects of Long Term Opioid Use
14:06 Lethal Effects of Opioids:
15:19 Safe Alternatives to Opioids:
16:23 Perioperative Opioid Use and Healing:
19:35 Risk Factors for Addiction:
22:19 Lessons from the Highly Addicted:
31:26 Family Resources:
32:50 Frontal Lobe Involvement:
35:59 Substance Use vs Addictive Use:
36:58 Dopamine and Addiction:
39:04 How Much is Too Much (Alcohol or other drugs)?


Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/55vuVbfdF5Q?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Direct download: 175_Anna_Lembke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

Cancer is classically relegated to a “disease of the immune system,” but new research suggests that “metabolic imbalances are upstream of many imbalances characteristic of cancer.”

A researcher in the field, Angela Poff, PhD, discusses more.

She explains how common metabolic imbalances favor cancer cell growth. 

Read the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/174

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uKsoKtkvChA?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Here are a few points we discuss in more depth:

- Widespread mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer
- How lactate increases the invasive capacity of the tumor and the ability to metastasize
- The role of oxygen and hypoxia in cancer cell growth



Direct download: 174_angela_poff_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm PDT

Dr. John Douillard came back on the podcast to discuss the science about wheat that the gluten free industry is not telling you.

Link to his new book, Eat Wheat: http://amzn.to/2jbtOvn

Link to Show Notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/173

About: Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 700 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 6 health books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and dozens of other publications. He directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO.

Here are some key time-stamps:

03:59 Food Intolerances: 

05:26 Food Intolerance Myths: 

06:42 Problems down the Road:

07:10 Reasons for Broken Digestive/Detox Systems:

10:40 Gluten Free Industry: 

Link to his new book, Eat Wheat: http://amzn.to/2jbtOvn

Link to Show Notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/173

Direct download: HIH_173_Dr.__John_Douillard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm PDT

Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board certified Family Physician, author of Deep Nutrition and nutritional consults for the LA Lakers.

In this interview, we discuss the science behind real food-based, low-carb diets and sports performance. Additionally, we discuss the Four Pillars (common findings) of all healthy human diets.

➢ Read the Show Notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/172

➢ Deep Nutrition Book: http://amzn.to/2jj4cwT

➢Watch the video interview: https://youtu.be/FZBXb_nWG3w?list=PL0ovt_TbvVmYvrI48Tzs1vhe4o2eUn8qU

Direct download: HIH_172_Cate_Shanahan_MD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm PDT

Dr. Bubbs is author of the Paleo Project. 

We review the latest research on low-carb diets, exercise and lifestyle factors and their potential benefits for accelerating fat loss and building muscle.

 Check out the show notes: http://highintensityhealth.com/171


➢ Connect with Dr. Bubbs: http://www.drmarcbubbs.com

Direct download: HIH_171_Marc_Bubbs_ND_CSCS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT