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103 minutes | Apr 7, 2019
Episode 22 – Progress Update and Year in Review with Lawrence Neal
This is the first new episode I’ve recorded in a while, and it’s also one of the episodes I most enjoyed recording! I’m sure part of that is the fact that I forgot how fun it is to have conversations with smart people about complex health and wellness topics, and this interview was a great reminder. The other reason I enjoyed it so much is due to the format of this interview, which is a bit different from some of my previous ones. Instead of interviewing a guest about their knowledge of experience, this time my previous guest, coach, and now good friend Lawrence Neal of the Corporate Warrior podcast interviews me about my journey with high intensity strength training. It’s been an interesting journey so far and I’ve made a TON of progress, as can be seen here: (The lighting contributed a bit to the difference in color between picture 2 and 3, so it wasn’t entirely one of those “look how buff and tan I am now!” comparisons. In reality my skin tone isn’t THAT much different.) The first 20-30 minutes is specifically about that journey and how my approach to things changed over time, but then we dive into a number of different health and wellness topics, discussing how our understanding of, and approach to each area has changed over the past year or so. We touched on so many topics that I’ve wanted to discuss for quite a while, but didn’t feel I had a good opportunity to do so, and this chat with Lawrence filled that gap perfectly. Lawrence and I discuss how high intensity training fits into other aspects of health and wellness, why I dove into it so wholeheartedly, and the results it’s helped me achieve; how our opinions about diet have changed and why I’ve stopped doing intermittent fasting; the effect of technology on stress and sleep, the importance of sleep to overall health, and so many other things I couldn’t begin to cover them all here. So enjoy this chat with my friend Lawrence Neal, host of the Corporate Warrior podcast. Notes and resources: Lighten Up! – Wake up light “alarm clock” that turns on gradually over time Body by Science by Dr. Doug McGuff Project Kratos by Drew Baye Website for Dr. Bill Lagakos Dr. Doug McGuff talk at the 21 Convention Previous interviews I did that were referenced: First interview with Lawrence Sleep Expert Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan Ketogains cofounder Tyler Cartwright Sleep Expert Dr. W. Chris Winter Carnivore Diet proponent Amber O’Hearn Low Carb writer Dave Feldman Low Carb writer Ivor Cummins Outline: 04:15 – How I got into HIT strength training, and how it fits into and affects the different biological systems at play 9:45 – Why I do an entirely bodyweight based routine for strength training as opposed to lifting weights 13:45 – Strength training and the “active genome”, the effect HIT had on my desire to be active 16:45 – Why HIT is the one thing I do to maximize health and longevity 19:00 – The results I’ve achieved so far over the past year 22:10 – How my training protocol has changed over time 23:45 – What appears to be lacking in the HIT industry in terms of resources and knowledge 33:15 – How personal trainers use questionable methods to get their clients “improvements” in their exercises 36:15 – How my opinion about diet has changed over the past year, and the type of approach I take now 38:15 – Why I’m doubtful of the benefits of intermittent fasting, and what I do now instead of the approach many take 42:45 – Cortisol (the stress hormone) spiking in the morning and the environmental factors that affect it 52:15 – The effects of sleep on overall health, and how our environmental inputs impact it negatively 57:30 – How to change how you use technology to mitigate the impact on your mental and physical health 01:00:30 – Two vital changes to lifestyle habits that can have a dramatic improvement in your sleep and stress levels 01:04:45 – How access to information about work and social media can contaminate your home life, how to manage that, and even how to use them to your advantage 01:07:45 – The importance of low impact movement throughout the day on overall health, in addition to exercises for it’s own sake 01:13:30 – The mental health benefits of taking time throughout the day to walk and process the events of the day 01:16:15 – Effective tactics for overcoming obstacles, or addressing seemingly insurmountable problems 01:19:45 – What to do with ideas and revelations that come out about your work when you’re taking time off work 01:23:45 – Parting advice on improving sleep for the layman, and a recommendation for high intensity training business owners 01:27:45 – The importance of planning things in advance to give yourself mental clarity 01:31:00 – The road I’ve been down with Deskbound so far, and where I plan to take it next The post Episode 22 – Progress Update and Year in Review with Lawrence Neal appeared first on Deskbound.
104 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
Episode 21 – Joint Friendly Exercise with Bill Desimone
My guest today is Bill Desimone. Bill is considered by many to be one of the most knowledgeable experts in applied exercise biomechanics. He has an incredible ability to look at the different joints and lever systems of the body like an engineer, understanding what those systems are capable of and using that knowledge to point out how so much of what people do in an attempt to get a better workout in is actually causing serious damage to their body! In this chat Bill and I discuss how many people often mistakenly associate bodily discomfort with exercise being more effective, the most dangerous and damaging exercises that are still touted as top training methods, ways to make exercises more effective WITHOUT increasing injury risk, and much more. So enjoy this chat with author, speaker, and trainer, Bill Desimone. Notes and resources: Bill’s website: http://optimalexercisenj.com/ Bill on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFeX3kO5Zt9ccqc0v7G72A Congruent Exercise: https://www.amazon.com/Congruent-Exercise-Weight-Training-Easier/dp/1467930415 Outline: 2:30 – Bill’s story 4:45 – The mistake many trainers make when structuring programs for their clients 6:45 – How exercise plans can contradict basic biomechanics 12:45 – How most people (often mistakenly) associate bodily discomfort with effective exercise 15:15 – How kettlebell swings are incredibly dangerous for the spine 19:45 – Difference between muscular fatigue and strain on joints in exercise 21:30 – How to make pushups more difficult without increasing injury risk 26:00 – Moment arm explained and how it affects the difficulty of an exercise 29:15 – The type of injury that can occur if someone doesn’t appreciate the moment arm and overexerts themselves 33:15 – How to use the point of maximum moment arm to increase the difficulty of an otherwise easy exercise 37:00 – The benefits of tracking vanity metrics in strength training 43:00 – The lifestyle habits of people Bill works with OUTSIDE of their training time 44:50 – Common pain points among people who spend a lot of time sedentary, and how to counteract them 48:30 – Exercises that often result in lower back injuries 54:00 – Bill’s take on the machines vs free weights argument 59:15 – Where to start if you’re returning to strength training after a long period of neglect 1:03:30 – How people get discouraged from exercising due to marketing 1:07:30 – The most easily accessible exercise Bill recommends for people starting a new workout regiment 1:22:00 – Poorly designed exercises that frequently cause injury The post Episode 21 – Joint Friendly Exercise with Bill Desimone appeared first on Deskbound.
88 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
Episode 20 – Your Sleep Solution with Dr. W. Chris Winter
My guest today is Dr. W. Chris Winter. Chris is a sleep specialist, helping people through his private clinic, his work with professional sports teams, and the book he wrote “The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It”. He’s been dubbed “The Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington which, after reading his book and having this chat with him, seems like a very apt nickname! I’m very excited to bring this chat to you as I feel that, in the greater dialogue around health and wellness, sleep is a very under-appreciated and under-represented topic. There’s a seemingly endless supply of quote unquote experts out there pitching miracle diets and workout plans, yet genuine experts on the subject of sleep are somewhat hard to come by! And I know both from my own personal experience and the conversations I’ve had with other people that insufficient sleep, poor quality sleep, and above all else difficulty falling asleep, are actually VERY common issues! If you’re someone who does struggle with sleep, this interview will help bridge the gap for you. In this chat Chris and I discuss the difference between being fatigued and being sleepy, how having a consistent wake up time is more important than a consistent bedtime, the effect technology has on the workings of our mind and subsequently our sleep, and much more. So enjoy this chat with the sleep whisperer himself, Dr. W. Chris Winter. Notes and resources: Chris on Twitter: @sportsleepdoc Chris’s Clinic: http://www.cvilleneuroandsleep.com/ The Sleep Solution on Amazon: http://a.co/d/dgjSJl8 Outline: 3:00 – Chris’s story, and how he got into the field of sleep care 7:15 – Chris’s approach to sleep care and how it differs from the approach many people take towards their sleep 13:30 – Where Chris begins looking with any new patient who comes to him for help, to discover where their issue stems from 17:25 – The difference between being fatigued and being sleepy 22:30 – The pitfall of imitating the lifestyle habits of people who have the health traits we desire 24:30 – The difference between rest and sleep and the benefits of restful, mindful time 28:30 – The difference between sleeplessness and insomnia 31:30 – Overcoming sleep problems by addressing areas of uncertainty in life 37:10 – The most common problem Chris sees among people with sleep problems 40:30 – How to learn to shut your mind off 44:10 – Techniques to calm the mind down faster 45:30 – Fear of “the time in between” 52:05 – How the next generation is being raised in a way to have an inherent need for access to technology 58:05 – Steps parents can take to help combat technology addition early on in their children’s lives 1:04:00 – How to combat the subconscious pull our phones have on our attention 1:06:00 – The importance of the consistency of wake up time, and habits to implement to normalize circadian rhythm 1:09:50 – The damage that comes from frequently inconsistent sleep schedules due to work obligations 1:11:30 – The most damaging treatment people use for sleep problems, and what they should do to fix it 1:17:30 – The amount of sleep training doctors get throughout their education 1:20:15 – What Chris thinks is the biggest thing causing people to struggle with their sleep The post Episode 20 – Your Sleep Solution with Dr. W. Chris Winter appeared first on Deskbound.
49 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
Episode 19 – Ketogenic Nutritional Therapy with Jimmy and Christine Moore
My guests today are Jimmy and Christine Moore. Jimmy is the host of the Livin La Vida Low Carb podcast and has written a number of books on the subject, and his wife Christine is a nutritional therapy practitioner. They’ve both faced serious health issues throughout life that they’ve resolved through low carbohydrate diets, running the gamut from morbid obesity to vision problems! In this interview we discuss their new book Real Food Keto, common mistakes people make when adopting a low carb diet, and the damage that can accrue from years of avoiding fat. So enjoy this interview with Jimmy and Christine Moore, authors of Real Food Keto. Notes and resources: Real Food Keto on Amazon: http://a.co/d/dcI2kDu Further notes on Real Food Keto: http://www.realfoodketo.com/ Christine’s website: rebootingyournutrition.com Jimmy’s podcast: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/ Outline: 2:00 – Jimmy and Christine’s stories, what brought them to the keto world 9:30 – The biggest things people miss with they adopt a low carb/keto diet 16:20 – Specialists looking at problematic areas, the areas they specialize in, in a vacuum and ignore the other related parts 17:15 – The damage a low fat diet can do to the gall bladder 21:50 – Common eating habits among people who suffer from poor health 27:45 – Foods that many people consider keto that can have a negative effect on their health 32:00 – The importance of consuming whole foods with a good micronutrient profile, not just focusing on macronutrients, and the channel 34:00 – How superfoods become regarded as superfoods (and why superfoods are a stupid concept) 40:00 – The biggest pitfall people have they adopt a low carb/ketogenic diet 43:00 – How large improvements in health and body composition can occur without the number on the scale changing 46:30 – Jimmy’s parting advice for listeners The post Episode 19 – Ketogenic Nutritional Therapy with Jimmy and Christine Moore appeared first on Deskbound.
84 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Episode 18 – An Evolutionary Case For The Carnivore Diet with Amber O’Hearn
My guest today is Amber O’Hearn. Amber is a writer and speaker on low carbohydrate diets, with a particular focus on the carnivore diet. Like my previous guests Dave Feldman and Ivor Cummins, Amber’s career began in a more technical profession and began writing about this after discovering it as a solution to her own problems, and being dissatisfied with the vast amounts of misinformation out there on the subject of proper nutrition. In this chat Amber and I discuss what differentiates a carnivore diet from a ketogenic one, how removing vegetables from a diet can actually IMPROVE health, we dive DEEP into the evolutionary biology of people, animals, AND plants, and much more. So enjoy this chat with the keto carnivore specialist, Amber O’Hearn. Notes and resources: Amber’s writing on the ketogenic diet as a health practice: Ketotic.org Amber’s personal health blog: Empiri.ca Twitter: https://twitter.com/KetoCarnivore Amber on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaGCraBhCqXkRPGxVKLcs0A Outline: 1:15 – Amber’s story, how she came into the low carb world 14:00 – Arguments people use to detract from the validity of the carnivore diet 16:55 – How Amber began writing about and doing this professionally 23:35 – How the dialogue around carnivore vs keto has changed over the years 26:40 – What differentiates carnivore from keto 31:45 – The types of meat people tend to consume on carnivore 37:50 – How removing vegetables from a diet can IMPROVE health 44:45 – Evolutionary strategies of different plants 48:30 – How our homonym ancestors could ferment dietary fiber into fat, which we’re not capable of doing 53:30 – Why the health benefits purported from increased fiber intake don’t apply to someone on a low carb diet as much as someone on the standard American diet 56:30 – The carnivore diet as a brain growth fostering diet 1:00:15 – The dual energy source of glucose and ketones leading to greater brain growth, and how ketosis is a somewhat uniquely human biological trait 1:04:10 – The balance between the building up and breaking down phases inherent in the body, and how intermittent fasting affects them 1:10:25 – Other foods that can also increase the permeability of the intestinal lining 1:14:00 – A logical explanation of the damage spicy foods can cause to the gut 1:15:05 – The effects of coffee on carnivore (in Amber’s personal experience) 1:17:40 – The carnivore conference Amber’s founding The post Episode 18 – An Evolutionary Case For The Carnivore Diet with Amber O’Hearn appeared first on Deskbound.
74 minutes | Oct 9, 2018
Episode 17 – Eliminate Back Pain and Build Function Through Strength with Ted Dreisinger
Hello listeners, folk young and old alike! This is Brandon Olin, and welcome to another episode of The Deskbound Podcast, where I interview experts who reveal the worst of what’s making you unhealthy, and share the most effective ways for you to fight back. After putting out a number of episodes for the keto crowd, I was happy to mix things up with this episode where I could talk with an expert about one of the problems that plagued me early on in my career, chronic back pain. This interview’s particularly timely as I’ve just put together a FREE workshop on the topic of sedentary life and the damage it does to your health, back pain included! In this workshop you’ll learn why an hour at the gym won’t undo 23 hours of sitting, why back pain is such a common problem in people who work at a desk, a 10 second practice that’ll help you deal with the increasingly common issue of chronic stress, and what to do about everything I just mentioned! So go to deskbound.co/workshop to sign up! My guest today is Dr. Ted Dreisinger. Ted’s doctorate is in exercise science, and his career of 40 years has covered many aspects of rehab, sports medicine, and orthopedics. He’s written extensively for many medical journals, and is the President of Therapy Advisors, and organization that develops solutions for managing chronic back pain for use by medical practices. In that chat Ted and I discuss the influence of private industry on back pain care, the benefits of strength training for back pain that traditional back pain care misses, why medical professionals have incentive to ignore data that criticizes their approach, and much more. So enjoy this chat with back pain expert, Dr. Ted Dreisinger. Notes and resources: Contact Ted: tdreisinger [at] therapyadvisors [dot] com Outline: 3:30 – Ted’s story, how he went from a PHD in exercise science to focus exclusively on strength training as a therapy for back pain 9:30 – How a portion of muscle is removed during a discectomy, and will often lead to further damage in the future 13:15 – The methodology Ted applies for back pain and how it differs from the traditional approaches to chiropractic care 16:15 – The influence of private industry on the back pain care that many receive 21:15 – How an industry can evolve with so many people believing they’re right while offering solutions contrary to one another 27:15 – The benefits of strength training for the back that traditional back pain care misses 31:00 – Why people in the medical field respond so strongly to evidence that conflicts with their approach 33:15 – Why medical professionals have an incentive to avoid admitting they were wrong in their prior thoughts about what’s best for peoples health 37:35 – What the studies around strength training for improving back pain have shown 41:35 – How improving physical capacity through strength training translates to daily life 46:15 – Strength training to treat back pain vs other approaches The post Episode 17 – Eliminate Back Pain and Build Function Through Strength with Ted Dreisinger appeared first on Deskbound.
113 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
Episode 16 – A Call to Reason in the Dialogue Around Health with Tyler Cartwright
My guest today is Tyler Cartwright, Tyler is one of the founders of Ketogains, an organization dedicated to helping people not just lose weight, but also, in their words, pursue physical excellence via ketosis. In my opinion they’re one of the best organizations out there in the keto community, summed up nicely as part of their mission statement: “chase results, not ketones”, and another part which states “always follow the science”. As it’s gained popularity, the dialogue around keto has gotten pretty divisive and vitriolic in my opinion. People have begun treating a high fat diet as the cure to all ills, disregarding all contrary evidence in the process. This type of blind faith and disregard of the evidence is the antithesis of the science-based reasoning that brought myself and many others to keto in the first place. The conversation I had with Tyler is VERY different from the one I expected to have, and I’m quite happy with that fact! In this chat Tyler and I discuss his own story and how he went from 505 pounds to his current 225 with keto, the importance of the context of ones own life on how they should structure their macronutrient requirements, how to have a civilized debate, the pros and cons of the “citizen scientist” movement, and far more than I could summarize here! So enjoy this wide ranging and insightful conversation with Tyler Cartwright, co-founder of Ketogains. Notes and resources: Ketogains website: https://ketogains.com/ Ketogains FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ketogains/ Ketogains Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ketogains/ Tyler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cartwright2 Outline: 5:10 – Tyler’s story, how he came across keto and how it impacted his life 7:10 – His weight at his heaviest (over 500 pounds!) 12:10 – The approach he took to diet when he was coming back from his heaviest weight 14:00 – The effect this diet had on Tyler’s mood and need for antidepressants 17:40 – The impact his weight had on his mindset and how it let to these antidepressants 19:55 – The importance of making dietary choices within the context of your own life, activity levels, and genetic predisposition 24:35 – The importance of maintaining a stance of reason in debate, even when the opposition is arguing from emotional grounds 29:50 – Why the types of carbohydrates consumed by athletes may be causal in their diabetic and neurological issues down the road 34:30 – The pros and cons of the citizen scientist movement 31:00 – The scientific approach of the low carb community that drew many people in, and why many engineers and statisticians are becoming vocal members of the community 43:50 – The nuance around how to properly debate an idea, and the de-evolution of debate as a result of social media 51:10 – How the “social media thought bubble” has caused more divisive arguments and less discussion, and why we should celebrate people who admit when they’re wrong based on new information 57:10 – How extremist dietary ideology is formed as a result of the beneficial effects the change had on someone’s health, and how it can cause them to crucify people with more moderate (read: rational) viewpoints 1:09:40 – The protein leverage hypothesis explained 1:12:30 – How the “too much protein is bad for your kidneys” idea came to be so widely accepted 1:17:10 – The danger of “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” when it comes to poorly conducted scientific studies 1:21:05 – How completely fictional studies can gain traction in the media, and why we all need to be more diligent in checking the sources of the data we learn from and share 1:25:10 – The damage caused by the proliferation of inaccurate information by the uninformed The post Episode 16 – A Call to Reason in the Dialogue Around Health with Tyler Cartwright appeared first on Deskbound.
64 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
Episode 15 – Preventing Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline with Amy Berger
My guest today is Amy Berger. Amy is a certified nutrition specialist with a masters in human nutrition, and is the author of the book The Alzheimer’s Antidote: using a low carb, high fat diet to fight Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, and cognitive decline. Like many others, Amy struggled for years to lose weight on a standard American diet despite getting plenty of exercise, and finally found success with a low carb diet. Later she decided to do her masters thesis on the relationship between our modern, high carbohydrate diets and Alzheimer’s disease, with that thesis ending up as the framework foundation upon which she wrote her book! I do have to make a bit of an apology at the start here. While this was a fascinating conversation with a great deal of important information to share, it’s a bit more disjointed than the ones I’ve done previously. I usually try to give these talks a logical progression to take you from no knowledge of the subject to a basic, functional understanding of what’s going wrong and why. But when it comes down to the inner workings of the brain, simplifying it to that level proved to be a bit difficult! With that said, we covered a great deal in this interview, and combined with the resources on the show notes page (which you can find over at deskbound.co/episode15) you should walk away with a decent understanding of what’s going on. In this chat Amy and I discuss how Alzheimer’s functions and why it’s now being referred to as type 3 diabetes, why beta-amyloid plaques was mistakenly blamed for Alzheimer’s similar to how cholesterol was mistakenly blamed for cardiovascular disease, how the medications people are often prescribed at this later stage in life can exacerbate the cognitive decline initiated by Alzheimer’s, and much more. So enjoy this chat with Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote. Notes and resources: Amy’s book, The Alzheimer’s Antidote: http://a.co/d/gfaKmqw Amy’s website: http://www.tuitnutrition.com/ Amy on twitter: https://twitter.com/TuitNutrition Talk by Amy at KetoCon 2018: https://youtu.be/uzwarr6Dgpw Article by Amy: Is Alzheimer’s a Metabolic Disease? Article by Amy: The Ketogenic Diet for Alzheimer’s Disease Outline: 1:40 – How Amy came across low carb diets and how it affected her health efforts 4:00 – How Amy came to study Alzheimer’s and it’s connection to diet, and subsequently write her book 7:25 – Amy’s goal with writing her book 9:30 – Alzheimer’s as an energy shortage in the brain, and the massive amount of energy the brain consumes relative to the percentage of body mass it occupies 11:30 – How the brain can have an energy shortage when people eat so much 13:45 – The metabolic dysfunction of Alzheimer’s compared to that of type 2 diabetes 18:00 – Brief overview of how the brain works and how neurons fire 21:55 – How the foundation of Alzheimer’s (the energy shortage in the brain) is laid decades before the disease manifests itself 23:45 – How the constant degradation of our metabolic processes over years and decades is what leads to both Alzheimer’s and diabetes 25:30 – Dr. Joseph Kraft and his discoveries around the frequency of hyperinsulinemia 29:45 – The mitochondria (AKA the powerhouses of the cells) and how the standard American diet deprives them of what they need to operate properly 32:30 – The function of beta-amyloid protein, and how it’s unjustly blamed for Alzheimer’s 35:25 – Beta-amyloid protein being blamed for Alzheimer’s similar to the way cholesterol being blamed for cardiovascular disease 39:20 – Why beta-amyloid protein builds up and the role of insulin degrading enzyme 44:30 – Bare bones explanation of how chronically elevated insulin leads to Alzheimer’s 46:00 – Other medications that interfere with cognition 51:10 – How to spike ketone levels to improve cognitive function, even after someone’s far down the rabbit hole of damage from Alzheimer’s 57:30 – Dr. Mary Newport, the doctor who added coconut oil to her husbands oatmeal every day and the ensuing improvements in cognition that followed 59:15 – Where to follow Amy’s work moving forward The post Episode 15 – Preventing Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline with Amy Berger appeared first on Deskbound.
110 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Episode 14 – (re)Engineering Our Thoughts About Cholesterol with Dave Feldman
Dave Feldman is a software engineer and entrepreneur who, like my previous guest Ivor Cummins, dove deep into the research of ketogenic diets after adhering to one led to massive improvements in his health. Like Ivor he began doing this full time as a result of seeing how important this knowledge is, and how much of an uphill battle we face. Dave is what I can only describe as a bit of a cowboy on the frontier of ketogenic research, performing experiments on himself by massively restricting multiple aspects of his diet and lifestyle, changing minute things, tracking every single marker he can and drawing conclusions based upon it. This includes actively making changes that he KNOWS are bad for him, as he described in that segment at the beginning here. Dave writes about the results of his experiments and other data at cholesterolcode.com, where you will see that he’s not some health and wellness guru trying to sell you the products that just so happen to align with his findings. He’s funded entirely by donations through Patreon, and has a rule that he will only accept donations from individuals, refusing to accept any from corporations to avoid any potential “quid-pro-quo” effect on his research. In this interview we discuss the results of his weight gain experiment and upcoming resistance training experiment, the impact of exercise on LDL cholesterol, the underlying influences that affect dietary choices, and much more. So enjoy this interview with the cowboy of keto research, Dave Feldman. Notes and resources: Dave’s website: http://cholesterolcode.com/ Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaveKeto Weight Gain Experiment: Part 1: http://cholesterolcode.com/gaining-weight-for-science/ Part 2: http://cholesterolcode.com/weight-gain-experiment-progress-update/ Part 3: http://cholesterolcode.com/carotid-artery-update-sad-diet-edition/ The Skittles Experiment: Part 1: http://cholesterolcode.com/sugar-and-cholesterol-experiment-part-i/ Part 2: http://cholesterolcode.com/sugar-and-cholesterol-experiment-midmortum/ Part 3: http://cholesterolcode.com/sugar-and-cholesterol-experiment-findings/ Outline: 03:10 – The importance of changing your expectation of the things you consume away from being a source of enjoyment (and disappointment) 08:55 – How the habit of consuming certain things, or the mechanical action that precede consuming them can trigger a feeling of joy outside of the pleasure of consuming the thing itself 13:00 – The gap we have between objectively knowing what’s best for us and what we need to do, versus what we understand at it’s core well enough to make the changes 15:05 – Finding the underlying influences that affect your decision making around healthy (and unhealthy) eating 18:05 – Finding success in cold turkey changes, shifting your mindset around food from one of pleasure to one of sustenance for your body 19:15 – How the brain works through comparison, comparing your healthy food choices to the tastier unhealthy ones, and how longer stints of healthy eating make it easier to maintain that habit 23:25 – Dave’s water only experiment(still eating a normal diet, but drinking nothing but plain water), and his reasons for doing it 28:00 – How artificial sweeteners affect the gut microbiome, Dave’s opinion of the importance of the microbiome in overall health, and the personal experiences of his friends and family members who’ve improved that area of their health 34:45 – The importance of viewing your health from a broad environmental perspective, instead of looking at specific issues in a vacuum 36:15 – How many health benefits that come from diets are more about removing unhealthy foods than adding healthy foods 38:10 – How Dave’s weight gain experiment affected his gut microbiome and overall behavior 42:00 – Dave’s problems with sleep, and how that affects his experiments 51:55 – Dave’s weight gain experiment: what he did before, during, and after, and what happened as a result 55:40 – The impact of exercise on LDL cholesterol (in Dave’s personal experience) 59:30 – Dave’s current baseline ketogenic diet for research 1:05:30 – The correlation between the rate at which visceral fat is both accrued and expended 1:09:55 – Personal fat threshold explained, and how people can be in very poor health from diet without being overweight 1:14:25 – How Dave’s weight gain experiment affected his major biomarkers for health and longevity 1:21:45 – How the experiment affected Dave’s CIMT (carotid intima media thickness), a major indicator of cardiovascular disease risk, which moved him from the 20th percentile of lowest risk to the 80th percentile of highest risk 1:32:15 – Dave’s next experiment around resistance training 1:38:15 – How Dave’s controlling as many variables as possible to isolate the effects of resistance training of the same intensity for his new experiment 1:40:45 – Dave’s skittles experiment, and how the order in which you eat your macronutrients for the identical meal can impact your major health biomarkers 1:44:10 – Where to keep up with Dave’s work moving forward The post Episode 14 – (re)Engineering Our Thoughts About Cholesterol with Dave Feldman appeared first on Deskbound.
101 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Episode 13 – Avoiding the Land Mines of Diabetes with Adam Brown
Hello listeners, folk young and old alike! This is Brandon Olin, and welcome to another episode of The Deskbound Podcast, where I interview people with different expertise or knowledge that gives them some insight into the question “why does everyone feel 20 years older than they are?” My guest today is Adam Brown. Adam is author of the book Bright Spots and Landmines: the Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me, and also writes at diatribe.org, where he helps make sense of diabetes for the diagnosed so they can live a healthy life free of issues. If you listened to my last interview with Ivor Cummins, this one is a perfect follow-up. As Ivor mentioned, the recent CDC study showed that approximately two thirds of the US population over 45 is diabetic or prediabetic. That means that if you’re listening to this, it’s HIGHLY likely that either you or someone in your family is suffering from it. I think Adam’s book and his approach to the subject is one of the best ways for someone to begin to address this issue. Getting someone to make a a massive lifestyle change after years of neglect can be overwhelming to the point of giving up. Adam keeps his approach as simple as possible to avoid this overwhelm, focusing on the fewest number of changes that will have the greatest impact. Not only that, but you can tell he genuinely cares! Diatribe is a non-profit organization, and Adam’s book is available 100% for free in digital format, and for physical copies it’s priced as low as can be while still covering costs; further proof that his only goal is to help people and spread knowledge. In this interview we discuss the biology behind diabetes and why it’s important for everyone to understand, Adam’s approach and how it differs from the traditional method, what Adam thinks is the single biggest contributor to diabetes running amok, and much more. So enjoy this interview with author and diabetes writer, Adam Brown. Notes and resources: Bright Spots & Landmines, free digital copy: https://brightspotsandlandmines.org/ Bright Spots & Landmines, physical copy: http://a.co/6CtJxAu Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/asbrown1 Diatribe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diaTribeNews/ Diatribe site: https://diatribe.org/ Outline: 04:05 – Adam’s struggle with diabetes 07:25 – The three big turning points in his struggle with diabetes 10:25 – The biology behind diabetes, and why this is important for everyone to understand 12:25 – Type 1 diabetes explained 13:50 – Type 2 diabetes explained 17:15 – Adam’s approach for handling diabetes, and how it differs from the traditional approach 29:30 – Prescription needed for juice 33:45 – Hypo/Hyperglycemia defined 37:45 – Work of Jeff Volek and Steve Finney 41:15 – Adam’s glucose leveling first aid kid 44:05 – Adam’s approach for managing diabetes 52:40 – Anti-stress effects of walking 55:25 – Importance of getting more sleep, and how to fall asleep easier 1:00:40 – Benefit of exercise that isn’t solely for it’s own sake 1:06:30 – How set up your mindset for success in these changes 1:15:05 – What Adam thinks is the biggest thing contributing to diabetes 1:25:25 – Effect of coffee (even unsweetened black coffee) on blood sugar The post Episode 13 – Avoiding the Land Mines of Diabetes with Adam Brown appeared first on Deskbound.
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