#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…


#13 – Exploring Envy, The Forbidden Emotion

Envy is an emotion very few people like to talk about, but that simmers inside so many of us.  I talk about envy openly in this episode and discuss the following: Why people avoid discussing envy The impact of envy on our emotional health My personal experience with envy The parenting impact…


#12 – How Your Body Turns Food Into Energy

In this episode I use 4 key coenzymes along with storytelling and visualization to help you understand energy metabolism.  We'll weave in James Bond's Casino Royale and introduce a "RAP" to help you become a metabolic whiz.  Topics include: Mitochondria refresher Introducing the 4 key…


#11 – Molecular Basis for Why Plant and Paleo Diets Can Work

In this episode I do my best to provide an objective, science-based mechanism for how plant-based and paleo-type diets can be effective in reversing insulin resistance.  I cover the following: Molecular overview of insulin resistance Case descriptions of how plant-based and paleo-type diets…


#10 – The Liver’s Key Role in Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

It's time to introduce the liver into our metabolic framework and understand how it interacts with fat and muscle. We'll discuss: The metabolic triad of glucose, fat and muscle How the liver regulates glucose with extraordinary precision Understanding metabolism when fed, fasted, and in…


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