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#074 Dr. Dominic D'Agostino on Developing a Well-Designed Ketogenic Diet and Harnessing Its Benefits
Dr. Dominic ("Dom") D'Agostino is an expert on a wide range of topics related to metabolic health, ketosis, and ketogenic diets. As one of the world's foremost experts on the ketogenic diet, Dom has personally practiced some variation of ketogenic diet for over a decade, bringing a substantial amount of practical experience along with his anecdotes from human and animal research. In this episode, we discuss: 00:04:59 - What is "keto” (and what it is not) 00:08:42 - Types of ketogenic diets 00:15:27 - Lifestyle Ketogenic Diet 00:26:36 - Biomarkers and hyperlipidemia 00:29:41 - Micronutrients and Supplementation 00:33:40 - Exogenous Ketones 00:55:48 - Optimal blood concentration of ketones (Dom's pick) 01:13:31 - Exercise performance and anti-catabolic effects 01:34:37 - Brain and Memory 01:42:39 - Intermittent Fasting 01:51:43 - Neurodegenerative Diseases 01:58:05 - Migraines 02:04:17 - Autoimmune diseases 02:06:15 - Cancer 02:22:03 - Carnivore diet 02:28:22 - Dom's lifestyle habits 02:31:46 - Measuring ketones Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWkv9ad7zvc If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/dominic-dagostino-2 Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Become a FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, live Q+A’s with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor
#073 Sauna Benefits Deep Dive and Optimal Use with Dr. Rhonda Patrick & MedCram
This episode features a discussion with MedCram co-founder Kyle Allred on the effects of sauna. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kyle on all things sauna science and we're posting that discussion for you here. As an exercise mimetic, sauna use has anti-inflammatory, mood-elevating, and detoxifying properties that research increasingly shows may deliver cardiovascular and brain benefits. The science of sauna use has been a research interest of mine for many years and this discussion is by far one of the most well-rounded discussions I've had on the subject. Thanks to Kyle and MedCram for having me for his interview. In this episode, we'll discuss: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:46 - Summary of sauna benefits 00:10:47 - Heat as an aerobic exercise mimetic 00:14:45 - Effects of heat acclimation on endurance 00:17:37 - Why heat shock proteins may protect against dementia 00:23:20 - The stress-relieving effects of sauna use (personal anecdote) 00:27:43 - Investigating sauna for depression 00:30:32 - Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and endorphins response 00:34:51 - Cellular repair mechanisms elicited by sauna use 00:40:05 - Prevention of muscle atrophy 00:42:45 - Detoxification of heavy metals 00:44:50 - Heart rate variability, a measure of stress resilience 00:46:40 - The synergy of sauna use and exercise 00:52:13 - Cross-cultural and historical prevalence of heat therapy 00:56:12 - Infrared sauna vs. traditional saunas 00:58:31 - Rhonda's personal sauna protocol: duration, temperature, humidity, and frequency 01:03:22 - How jacuzzi, hot baths, and hot showers compare to sauna use 01:06:19 - Hydration, cold therapy, and sauna safety 01:11:18 - Who should not use saunas? 01:15:21 - Does sauna use increase blood sugar levels? 01:17:16 - Limitations of current sauna research and hopes for future research MedCram is a YouTube channel created by Kyle Allred, PA-C and Roger Sehuelt, MD, master educators of health and medical science. Their videos cover important topics such as immunity, metabolism, and vitamin D in an authoritative, but approachable way. Visit the MedCram YouTube channel for more efficient, engaging, fun, and lasting way to learn and review medical topics. Watch this episode on MedCram: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWkv9ad7zvc If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/medcram-sauna Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Become a FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, live Q+A’s with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor
#072 Morgan Levine, PhD, on PhenoAge and the Epigenetics of Age Acceleration — can we change the pace?
Morgan Levine, Ph.D., developed the phenotypic aging clock called PhenoAge and is a Founding Principal Investigator at Altos Labs, a biotech company that seeks to understand the mechanisms that drive the aging process and age-related diseases with the hope of identifying possible interventions. Additionally, Dr. Levine is an assistant professor of pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where her research focuses on the science of biological aging. Dr. Levine completed a postdoctoral fellowship with previous guest Dr. Steve Horvath, a pioneer in the field of epigenetic clocks. In this episode, Dr. Levine and I discuss: 00:01:19 - What is aging and why does it matter to scientists? 00:04:45 - Hallmarks of aging 00:08:59 - The advantage of epigenetic clocks in research 00:19:05 - Epigenetic age acceleration 00:36:40 - Are epigenetic changes in aging a cause or consequence? 00:42:15 - Reversing epigenetic age with interrupted reprogramming techniques 00:49:27 - Therapeutic plasma exchange in aging and pro-aging factors in blood 00:56:01 - Lifestyle factors that accelerate epigenetic age 01:03:23 - Reliability of consumer epigenetic aging tests 01:06:12 - Construct validity of epigenetic clocks 01:12:06 - Thoughts on most exciting research in aging field 01:13:44 - Dr. Levine's lifestyle habits Get the show notes: foundmyfitness.com/episodes/morgan-levine Looking for more? Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information on sleep, depression, and fasting straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Try thirty days of our FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, a live Q+A with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/trial
#071 Peter Diamandis, MD, and Tony Robbins on strategies that promote longevity now – and in the very near future
Dr. Peter Diamandis is a serial entrepreneur and founder of XPRIZE, a non-profit organization that designs and conducts global competitions that incentivize the development of technological breakthroughs that propel humanity toward a better future. Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, philanthropist, and business strategist. He provides business and life coaching to millions of people worldwide through his audio programs, educational videos, and live seminars. Diamandis and Robbins are a dynamic duo, having paired up with co-author Dr. Robert Hariri to write Life Force, a best-selling book that describes breakthroughs in precision medicine and health technologies that can help people live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives – in the very near future. In this episode, Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis and I discuss… 00:07:09 - How Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis met 00:10:14 - Introduction to stem cells 00:18:08 - Tony Robbins' health-promoting habits 00:26:28 - Peter Diamandis' health-promoting habits 00:29:32 - GRAIL cancer screening blood test 00:30:16 - AI-driven coronary CT scan 00:36:13 - What causes aging? 00:37:25 - Epigenetics, NAD and sirtuins 00:44:33 - Reversing aging using interrupted cellular reprogramming 00:57:50 - Finding meaning: what do we do after longevity is "solved?" 01:04:19 - Space travel, gene therapy and organogenesis 01:21:48 - Promises and challenges of future technologies. Get the show notes: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/robbins-diamandis Looking for more? Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information on sleep, depression, and fasting straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Try thirty days of our FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, a live Q+A with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/trial
#070 Dr. Eran Elinav on Microbiome Insights into Personalized Response to Diet, Obesity, and Leaky Gut
Eran Elinav, MD, PhD, is a professor of immunology and principal investigator at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he co-directs the Personalized Nutrition Project. Dr. Elinav is also a principal investigator at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on understanding the complex interactions between humans and the bacteria that reside in their gut and how these interactions shape human health and disease. In this episode, Dr. Elinav and I discuss... 00:06:38 - Circadian rhythm of the microbiome 00:17:17 - Lessons from Hunter-gatherers 00:24:44 - Nurturing the microbiome in children 00:35:16 - Triglycerides and cholesterol 00:38:58 - Saturated fat 00:40:25 - Effect of artificial sweeteners on the microbiome 00:56:10 - What causes recurrent obesity 00:58:17 - Impact of caloric restriction 00:59:26 - Intestinal permeability (gut leakiness) 01:19:54 - Bacteriophage therapy and precision probiotics 01:34:44 - Bacterial role in TMAO risk 01:40:33 - Weight gain from smoking cessation 01:41:53 - Tips for diet personalization Looking for more? Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information on sleep, depression, and fasting straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Try thirty days of our FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, a live Q+A with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/trial
#069 COVID Vaccine Myths, Questions, and Rumors with Rhonda Patrick and Roger Seheult
In this nearly 2.5-hour episode, Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Roger Seheult and Kyle Allred of MedCram make a thoughtful, merit-based, and truly comprehensive discussion of COVID-19 vaccination. In addition to being a co-founder of MedCram Medical Lectures, Dr. Roger Seheult is, as you will find out in the conversation, a boots on the ground, critical care pulmonologist. For Dr. Seheult, COVID-19 is not just theory. He sees real sick people and for that reason brings a very special context to this conversation. Furthermore, Dr. Seheult is also an academic and educator. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Medicine and Allied Health at Loma Linda University. He is quadruple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine. In this episode, we discuss: Vaccination in the young and healthy Long-haul COVID Spike protein cytotoxicity COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Antibody-dependent enhancement Fertility and biodistribution data Whether or not mRNA vaccines alter human DNA Current ivermectin evidence Delta-variant and breakthrough infections Viral evolution (virulence vs. immune escape) T-cell immunity vs. antibody immunity Watch the annotated video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp-nPZETLTo Subscribe to MedCram on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/medcram/id1564795918 Subscribe to MedCram on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG-iSMVtWbbwDDXgXXypARQ
#068 Dr. Bill Harris on the Omega-3 Index: Increasing Omega-3 to Promote Longevity & Transform Health
Dr. William ("Bill") Harris is one of the world's preeminent experts in the field of omega-3 fatty acid research. His work has focused on the roles that fatty acids in play in cardiovascular and neurocognitive health. The author of more than 300 scientific papers on fatty acids and health, Dr. Harris is a professor in the Department of Medicine in the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, the co-inventor of the Omega-3 Index, founder of OmegaQuant Analytics, and president and founder of the Fatty Acid Research Institute. In this episode, Dr. Harris and I discuss… How early studies on dietary fats and cholesterol levels spawned the field of omega-3 research. How standards of "normal" bleeding time may be abnormally high in Western countries, leading to some misconception on the effects of omega-3. How different types of omega-3s, such as alpha-linolenic acid, share structural similarities with marine omega-3s but not the same cardioprotective effects. How genetic engineering of plants may yield abundant, sustainable omega-3s in the future. What the omega-3 index test is, how it was created, and how it reveals individual variations in how much omega-3 we may need. How red blood cell concentration of omega-3s better reflect long-term omega-3 status. How the omega-3 index may predict life expectancy. How genetic variants influence omega-3 dietary needs. How metabolites of omega-3 metabolism reduce and resolve inflammation. How people with high omega-3 concentrations were half as likely to die from COVID-19. How the omega-3 DHA may help keep the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein from entering cells. How concerns over the omega-6/omega-3 ratio may be unfounded, and it really may boil down to just how much omega-3 you're taking in. Looking for more? Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information on sleep, depression, and fasting straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Become a FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, live Q+A’s with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor
#067 Dr. Ashley Mason on Drug-free Approaches for Treating Depression, Insomnia, and Overeating
Dr. Ashley Mason is a clinical psychologist and director of the Sleep, Eating, and Affect Laboratory at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF. Her research centers on nonpharmacological approaches for treating depression, insomnia, and overeating. In this episode, you’ll hear Rhonda and Ashley discuss: 08:10 - How whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) and sauna use differ. 17:06 - How people with depression have thermoregulatory dysfunction – but sauna use may correct it. 21:12 - How WBH and sauna use may reduce symptoms of depression. 33:22 - How heating the body slowly may improve heat tolerance and increase WBH effectiveness. 39:35 - How sauna use may benefit people with depression and cardiovascular disease – which often coincide. 40:18 - How Dr. Mason and I are collaborating on a new research project to measure biomarkers associated with depression and WBH. 44:19 - How sauna bathing and similar practices often provide opportunities for people to connect socially. 53:12 - How insomnia differs from being a "night owl." 57:10 - How insomnia often arises from major changes in a person's life. 01:01:26 - How cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep hygiene, stimulus control, and sleep restriction can help treat insomnia without drugs. and so much more! Looking for more? Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information on sleep, depression, and fasting straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Become a FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, live Q+A’s with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor
About the podcast FoundMyFitness
A podcast about health, science, nutrition, aging, and fitness.