The Energy Blueprint Podcast
The Energy Blueprint Podcast
About The Energy Blueprint Podcast
In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Mel Hopper Koppelman about her powerful and unique view of medicine, a context that I believe is much more effective than the conventional or even functional medical models we’re used to. I’m really excited to share this episode with you; Dr. Mel and I had a fantastic conversation that, if practically applied, points us in a new and much more effective direction for building true health. In this podcast, Dr. Mel and I discuss: How some scientists and clinicians get stuck in the “biochemical weeds” instead of working from a bigger, more accurate picture of health, aka, first principles thinking The 2 ways we can view lab tests (blood, stool, hormone, or even organic acid tests) and why most practitioners—even functional practitioners—get it WRONG! Why even a “good” result on a blood test might not mean much for your quality or length of life! Her favorite tool to practically address health imbalances and disease that fits perfectly into a big-picture paradigm The 2 metabolic classifications Dr. Mel uses to help her patients based on her deep knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine…and why other medical models aren’t able to help people with chronic fatigue and similar symptoms
In this episode, I’m speaking with Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, who shares his amazing expertise on the breathing habits you need to know to reduce stress and anxiety, raise your energy levels, and boost performance…and they’re NOT what you expect! I’m also incredibly excited to share that I’ve partnered with Patrick to offer a one-of-its-kind Breathing for Energy program, the ONLY course available that teaches you how to use your breath to battle low energy, brain fog, depression, and chronic anxiety. Save $200 on this revolutionary course when you order today! In this podcast, Patrick and I discuss: The negative impact modern life has on our breathing patterns and why just 24 hours of stress or being sedentary can shift us out of optimal breathing habits Why the popular advice of “just take a deep breath!” might be the worst thing you can do for your physical and mental health! The “oxygen paradox” and the extreme importance of a balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide…and how to achieve this health-enhancing equilibrium The nearly unbelievable role of carbon dioxide in getting oxygen into your cells and how it’s not the waste product you think it is The fascinating interplay between stress and breathing…stress affects your breathing, but did you know the way you breathe affects your levels of stress? A practical, easy-to-use tool that takes less than 1 minute to track your breathing patterns and if they’re leading to health or fatigue and disease How sleep apnea, grinding your teeth at night, and waking up exhausted are connected to your breathing patterns…and how to stop these problems for good! 2 specific breathing tips for people with chronic fatigue How most yoga, pilates, and stress counselors are not teaching you the right way
In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Jason Hawrelak, world-renowned microbiome expert, gastrointestinal specialist, and author of over 60 research papers dedicated to gut health. He is, in my opinion, one of the foremost gut/microbiome experts on the planet. So this is a MUST-listen. In this podcast, Dr. Hawrelak and I discuss: The invisible but highly active “organ” that affects everything from mitochondrial function to our nervous system to cancer treatment outcomes The truth behind microbiome testing and what to know before you get your results 3 primary connections between your microbiome and mitochondria The mitochondrial poison some people produce in their own GI tract connected to Alzheimer’s, blood sugar dysregulation, and neurotransmitter imbalance 2 GI and mitochondrial-damaging substances that most Americans consume every day The crucial short-chain fatty acid created by your microbiome that feeds your colon…and your mitochondria
In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Christopher Pickard, a hypertension expert with decades of expertise studying nutrition and lifestyle on how to get your blood pressure back down into the healthy range. In this podcast, Dr. Pickard and I discuss: The link between high blood pressure and the risk of dying from COVID-19…and how Dr. Pickard is using this knowledge to help his patients What high blood pressure is actually trying to tell you—it’s not a disease; it’s a warning sign of something more 3 unexpected causes for hypertension and the problem with simply “fixing it” with a pill 7 practical ways you can start addressing high blood pressure NOW Why breathing through your nose (versus your mouth) might be the missing piece to solving some people’s hypertension One amazingly simple step you can take to increase nitric oxide (and decrease blood pressure!) Learn the best fruit to eat to support healthy blood pressure levels!
In this episode, I’m speaking with Rome Za, a movement specialist, Jiu-Jitsu athlete, father, and founder of the Rome Za method, a breathwork-based way to transform your nervous system. In this podcast, Rome and I discuss: His fascinating and sometimes very intense childhood, including an early brush with death The one factor we should focus on for nervous system healing before supplements or even diet Rome’s vast experience coaching people and the recurrent issue he’s seen in over 4,000 coaching clients 2 nervous system assaults you should be keenly aware of and how to address both for a calm, centered life The importance of non-traditional strength movements that lead to vitality, resilience, and longevity 3 core insights you can apply to your own life to support and steady your nervous system
In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Keesha Ewers, a trauma-informed therapist who shares her deeply personal story that led to a life of self-transformation, education, and the mind-mitochondria connection. In this podcast, Dr. Keesha and I discuss: The life-changing differences between PTSD and post-traumatic growth…and how to skew your experiences toward growth versus stress Current problems with plant medicine and the significant step this trend is missing The toxic mistake you might be making (and passing on to your kids) that’s holding you back from healthy cognitive and emotional capabilities The missing step of limbic system retraining that everyone’s missing! The indisputable connection between your mind, emotions, and mitochondrial function…and a practical step to take you from muck to unstuck
In this episode, I’m speaking with Eric D. Gordon, MD, a clinician with over 40 years of experience working with and deeply listening to patients with complex, chronic illnesses…and one of my favorite podcast guests. In this podcast, Dr. Gordon and I discuss: The fascinating history of alternative medicine trends and how this knowledge helps you make healthier choices today Major aspects of your health that functional medicine might be missing How to tell when supplements, diet, and lifestyle aren’t enough…and what to do instead The real reason behind chronic fatigue and a new perspective that will break you out of long-term illness The beautiful intelligence of the body and why symptoms serve a crucial purpose Why chronic illness is different from other diseases, and the simple mindset shift that allows your body to feel safe and heal
In this episode, I’m speaking with Ariel Garten, a neuroscientist, artist, and entrepreneur who revolutionized the world of meditation with her award-winning Muse headband, a brain-sensing device praised by everyone from the Mayo Clinic to NASA!
In this episode, I’m speaking with Kelly McCann, MD, a functional medicine doctor who has lectured all over the world on commonly overlooked causes of chronic illness, such as mold and mycotoxins, Lyme and associated infections, environmental medicine, and the topic of our podcast, mast cell activation, which, surprisingly, may affect up to 25% of people!
In this episode, I’m speaking with gut health researcher, clinician, professor, and expert to the experts, Dr. Jason Hawrelak about his life-changing knowledge on the best ways to care for your gut. Dr. Hawrelak is the most well-informed (and humble!) gut specialist I’ve ever spoken with, and I’m so lucky he was my professor in graduate school. You don’t want to miss this episode! In this podcast, Dr. Hawrelak and I discuss: A major probiotic myth that Dr. Hawrelak has been trying to bust for over 20 years and why you might be wasting your time (and money!) on probiotics that aren’t right for you 3 fascinating ways your gut health is connected to your energy levels (or LACK of energy!) The 1 gut problem you should be aware of that can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, autoimmunity, brain fog, and even Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline The connection between your microbiome, dietary fiber, and…brain health! The amazing effects of prebiotics and when to use prebiotics versus probiotics Dangers of the Carnivore Diet trend and why your gut, microbial, and system-wide health might suffer long-term Dr. Hawrelak’s top 3 gut health tips…including one I didn’t expect!
In this episode, I’m speaking with oral health expert, author, and founder of Primal Life Organics, Trina Felber. Trina’s mission is to eliminate toxic, polluting ingredients from body care products and offer healing, sustainable alternatives. In this podcast, Trina and I discuss: The amazing story of how her young daughter’s oral health issues—a cavity that formed in utero!—led Trina to focus on dental health The importance and maintenance of the oral microbiome…good bugs should be in your gut AND your mouth, but how do you avoid oral “antibiotics” found in mainstream products? Why gut and dental health are closely related to inflammation and cardiovascular disease, and the link most dentists overlook 3 major tips you need to choose dental health products that heal versus degrade your teeth and gums Fluoride, glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate, and other ingredients commonly found in conventional oral health products…are they toxic or not? The roles of both red and blue light therapy in tooth remineralization, gum healing (yes, it’s 100% possible!), and reducing oral inflammation
In this fascinating episode, I’m speaking with inventor and researcher Alex Tarnava, who developed the first effective-dose molecular hydrogen supplement to address a crippling mystery illness that suddenly destroyed his once highly active life. Our conversation reveals how initially skeptical we both were about the effectiveness of molecular hydrogen! While I’m extremely excited to offer Molecular Hydrogen, now available on the new Human Optimization site, it took me over 10 years, hundreds of research studies, and eventually experiencing the benefits myself to become a believer and trust the effects enough to offer this unique compound to you.
In this episode, I’m speaking with Brian Johnson, founder and CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation and the author of Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential. I know Brian personally, and he is one of the most thoughtful, disciplined, and all-around interesting people I’ve ever met—I can’t wait to share this episode with you! In this podcast, Brian and I discuss: His journey from Philosopher’s Notes, his project that I followed for over a decade!, to Heroic, his vision for social change through personal transformation The secret meaning of the word “Hero” and how redefining the word will change our world 7 practical objectives that bridge ancient wisdom with modern science…and Brian’s vision for building a community of people committed to making the world a better place The concept of Areté and how it’s the most deceivingly simple way to finally live a life you love The fascinating way our mitochondria are tied to our life’s purpose and the emerging field of mitochondrial psychobiology The number one way to foster physiological and psychological anti-fragility…the concept that challenges of all types make us stronger, more purposeful, and more capable of supporting others The nearly unbelievable results of a study done on Brian’s work showing that just ONE targeted action per day leads to 23% more energy
In this episode, I’m speaking with Robert Naviaux, MD, Ph.D., the revolutionary mind behind the Cell Danger Response, a landmark contribution to the study of chronic fatigue and other long-term illnesses. In this podcast, Dr. Naviaux and I discuss: The true underlying driver of chronic illness, from myalgic encephalomyelitis to Lyme disease to depression (it’s not what you think!) The fascinating two-sided physiology that keeps you fit and healthy but can also make you incredibly ill 2 pathways of disease that no one is discussing and how to ensure your body is resolving dysfunction instead of keeping you sick A new approach to medicine that will forever change the way we (successfully!) address chronic disease…and steps you can take today
In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Christine Schaffner. Dr. Schaffner is a board-certified naturopathic physician who focuses on “mystery illnesses”—she’s helped thousands of patients recover from chronic, complex conditions. I’m also excited to share an invitation to her upcoming summit—The Art & Science of Cultivating Coherence Summit—FREE from October 30th through November 5th. In this podcast, Dr. Schaffner and I discuss: Her personal endocrine issues, including recovery from a brain tumor and how overcoming her fear led to the bioenergetic work she’s sharing now How to stay curious about the connections between biochemistry and meditation, language, and quantum fields that sometimes lead to miraculous results…but deserve deep skepticism The concepts of “the field” and the biofield as ways to describe the subtle energies of the universe and how they interact with us and influence our health Measurable currents emanating from our heart and brain and how this quantitative data relates to our biofield and health status The links between the piezoelectric effect, fascia, the extracellular matrix, and lymph that create a system of electrical communication in our bodies How 40,000 sensory neurites in the heart are acutely affected by our emotional state, plus using our emotions (and other practical methods) to regulate our health!
In this episode, I’m speaking with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine®, about her new book, Forever Strong. I believe Dr. Lyon’s message is so crucial that I bought her book for myself and my parents—this episode is a must-listen! In this podcast, Dr. Lyon and I discuss: The completely overlooked driver of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and the epidemic of chronic illnesses…and it’s a factor you can change TODAY Why worrying about fat gain is the wrong place to put your attention, and what to focus on instead “Calories in-calories out” and the real truth behind this hotly debated topic—plus, a deep dive into the macronutrient that can make or break body composition An evidence-based option for the over 40 million people on statin drugs…could cholesterol and triglycerides be managed without the risk of statin side effects? Why the “obesity epidemic” is completely inaccurate, and a new way to view obesity that will actually make a difference in people’s lives Plus, why most seniors lose up to 75% of their mitochondrial capacity…and how you can avoid being part of that statistic
In this episode, I am speaking with Dr. Eric Balcavage, who is a renowned thyroid health expert and author of the Thyroid Debacle. He also lectures around the country on various health topics including stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, thyroid dysfunction, methylation dysfunction, and more.