High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

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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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.

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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

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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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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:

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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.

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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:


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