Nourish Balance Thrive
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The Nourish Balance Thrive podcast is designed to help you perform better. Christopher Kelly, your host, is co-founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online clinic using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. On the podcast, Chris interviews leading minds in medicine, nutrition and health, as well as world-class athletes and members of the NBT team, to give you up-to-date information on the lifestyle changes and personalized techniques being used to make people go faster – from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions.
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I was inspired to record this podcast by a discussion that took place on the Lower Insulin Facebook group. I love the conversation that goes on over there, but like many of debates we see around the Internet, the conversation is somewhat one-dimensional. Low-carb, high-fat, moderate protein, intermittent fasting and you'll be okay. After working with close to 1,000 athletes to improve their health, performance and longevity, we know that's not always true, and we’re confident that a complete solution must give consideration to everything we outline in this episode.
The five things (in no particular order):
1. Eat a minimally processed diet food free of added sugar and vegetable oils (processed fats).
Because processed foods:
Are less nutrient-dense.
Are designed to make you overeat.
Increase insulin responses due to processing.
Alter the gut microbiota unfavourably.
Translocate endotoxins such as LPS across the gut wall. This induces inflammation and hyperinsulinaemia.
Induce leptin and insulin resistance centrally which leads to overeating.
2. Get sufficient sleep and Sunlight!
3. Appropriately manage stress, social connectedness and purpose. Consider stress of dieting.
4. Move like a human, i.e. walk, stand, and occasionally lift heavy things.
5. Consider magnesium and zinc deficiency (especially in athletes).
If you’re an athlete and you’re doing all of the above (and I mean doing not knowing) and you’re