#23 – Holistic Hypocrisy and Supplement Scams

Call it holistic, functional, metabolic, integrative, longevity, or whatever, but this episode expresses some of my concerns about the direction of what I refer to as the rising "alt health" movement. Interestingly, I'm part of both alt health and mainstream medicine, so I'll share my take from…


#22 – Lipids Part 2: Cholesterol Numbers and Heart Disease Risk

In this episode we will tie together cholesterol metabolism using the boat vehicular model from Part 1, and understanding your own cholesterol results in greater depth. My free cholesterol e-book here summarizes key numbers and concepts discussed in this episode. We'll discuss the following:…


# 21 – Lipids Part 1: Metabolic Trafficking using Cars and Boats

Lipid (cholesterol) physiology is complicated, but essential for you to understand as part of metabolism, health, and longevity. Let's simplify lipids (and glucose) using cars, boats, and traffic. This sets the foundation for future episodes where I discuss the practical implications of lipids…


#20 – Glucose Variability: An Essential Metabolic Metric

Glucose variability (GV) is an important metric that expands upon the current limited application of fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C. In this episode we'll discuss: The limitations of A1C and fasting blood glucose What is GV and why it matters? How GV is related to inflammation and…


#19 – Rethinking Hemoglobin A1C and Are You Truly Prediabetic?

The hemoglobin A1C is a useful, yet imperfect glycemic marker which we'll explore further in this episode where we discuss: The origins of the glycohemoglobin test (aka A1C) The flaws of A1C testing and why you may not be prediabetic Insulin resistant markers that should accompany A1C testing…


#18 – Multiethnic Metabolism and Heart Disease Risk

There are significant ethnicity-specific differences in metabolism and heart disease risk that are not often discussed. In this episode we cover: A brief overview of insulin resistance (IR) and the renin angiotensin system (aka RAS) How IR and RAS present in major ethnic groups like African…


#17 – Blood Pressure, Body Fat, and Sodium

I'm going to explain the interaction between blood pressure, body fat, and sodium by explaining the all important RAAS (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system). Understanding this system can help you optimize blood pressure, heart, and overall vascular health. We'll discuss the following:…


#16 – Getting Your Body to Burn Fat

In this episode we cover: The science of burning body fat Different types of body fat Teaching your body to burn excess fat through thermogenesis Multiple lifestyle strategies to enhance fat loss Check out this episode!


#15 – Science of Muscle Growth and Optimal Protein Intake

Muscles are a key organ for longevity, yet the majority of patients I see in my clinic suffer metabolically, physically, and even mentally from a lack of optimal muscle strength.  Most individuals are also consuming insufficient protein to activate muscle growth.  In this episode I discuss:…


#14 – Why Everyone Should Experience Ketosis Regardless of their Diet

Ketogenic diets are commonly associated with meat-based diets, but this misconception isolates individuals from accessing this precious metabolic state. In this episode I discuss the following: Ketosis explained using an ox-powered waterwheel Fat burning/oxidation explained using box cutters…


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