High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

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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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


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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.

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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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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.


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

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


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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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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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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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