High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

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.

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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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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