043: Mother Nature’s Superfood Breastmilk: Spirulina and Chlorella with Catharine Arnston


Algae have been around for over four billion years, and there are hundreds of thousands of scientific articles demonstrating their benefits to human health. Yet they are almost completely overlooked in Western societies! Helping bring this new super-duper food (because they’re so much better than just a superfood), is Catharine Arnston, founder and CEO of ENERGYbits Inc. When Catharine’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and told to shift to a plant-based diet, Catharine was enlisted to help do some research into the foods she could and couldn’t eat. Catharine stumbled across algae, and after going down the rabbit hole, she concluded that algae are equivalent to mother nature’s breast milk! Join us today as we dive into the two major algae that contribute to human health (spirulina and chlorella), and the ENERGYbits products that contain these. Catharine breaks down what algae are, how they differ from plants and all of the many benefits they have in human health over traditional vegetables. We also find out how spirulina and chlorella differ from each other as algae and the unique health issues that they target. Andrés shares his experience when taking ENERGYbits, while Catharine addresses the nutritional value of each of the different ENERGYbits products, and who should be taking what, when. Find out more about why ENERGYbits is so unique as a company, and why you should be taking Bits today!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Welcome to Catharine Arnston, founder and CEO of ENERGYbits Inc.
  • What’s up with algae: why you should be taking algae, and how Catharine got into it.
  • Why Bits is a company with a difference and balancing the nutrients in the EnergyBits with bit-size and processing.
  • Why algae being a crop, not a supplement is so much better for consumers: from cross-contamination and additives to water quality and low drying heat.
  • How using low heat to dry the algae allows enzyme preservation and the benefits of Superoxide dismutase.
  • What algae is, the difference between macro-algae and micro-algae, and why blue-green and green algae are so nutritious.
  • Why everybody needs spirulina: preventing mitochondrial DNA damage.
  • The only drawback to algae: that nobody knows about them!
  • Today’s bombshell: spirulina is a mitochondrion.
  • How algae are equivalent to mother nature’s breastmilk.
  • Other applications of algae to human health: halting cancer growth, virus entry interference, lowering cholesterol, and improving gut health.
  • Andrés’ experience with EnergyBits.
  • Breaking down Chlorella and how RecoveryBits work on a physiological level, from chlorophyll to vitamin K2 and gamma-linoleic acid.
  • When you should take EnergyBits and RecoveryBits during your day.
  • How to decide how many tablets you need a day, and where you can find out more!

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Catharine Arnston on LinkedIn

ENERGYbits Inc.

ENERGYbits 20% Discount Code: AndresP

Dr. Steven R. Gundry

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

Apollo

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/andrespreschel)

042: Hunger Hormones and Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Moisés Roizental


As part of the drive to improve people’s health, Andrés paired up with Dr. Moisés Roizental and Dr. Patricia Jaimes to form Hambre y Hormonas (Hunger and Hormones). This project aims to teach people how their body works so that they can make decisions based on science and results. Join us today as we talk to Dr. Moisés Roizental (Harvard-trained interventional radiologist and vascular specialist) about this exciting venture and the factors that led him to adopt a more functional medicine approach to his own health, and the health of his patients. From where Dr. Roi was educated, to his current job and the procedures he most commonly uses, to how he and Andrés met, this episode has it all! We dive into the physiology of lifestyle-related diseases, and how merely taking medication is not enough to solve the underlying problem. Dr. Roi explains why he made the shift from treating patients with diseases to disease prevention, and the combination of treatments he suggests. Andrés and Dr. Roi break down the four main hormones responsible for lifestyle-related diseases (Ghrelin, Leptin, Insulin, and Cortisol): what they do, how they are linked to disease, and how they are regulated. Andrés cites a wealth of studies supporting the impact of lifestyle changes in preventing disease, while Dr. Roi explains why he prescribes dietary shifts as well as bariatric embolization for long-lasting results. So, to find out first-hand why marrying functional medicine and mainstream medicine makes the dream team, tune in today!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Meet Andrés’ friend, mentor, business partner, and Harvard-trained interventional radiologist and vascular specialist, Dr. Moisés Roizental.
  • Dr. Roi’s academic journey to date.
  • What the day-to-day treatments Dr. Roi uses look like, and the major causes of the diseases he treats. 
  • Why Dr. Roi made the shift from treating the outcomes of diseases to preventative lifestyle medicine. 
  • How Andrés and Dr. Roi met.
  • A procedure that helps patients lose weight and improve their health.
  • The factors that converged to promote Dr. Roi’s own lifestyle change. 
  • What Dr. Roi is doing differently now to stay healthy while reducing the number of medications he takes. 
  • How Dr. Roi feels with all these lifestyle changes and his “Aha” moment. 
  • Hambre y Hormonas: targeting the Spanish-speaking population in making lifestyle changes.
  • Understanding obesity and the hormones involved: Ghrelin, leptin, stress and sleep habits.
  • Why bariatric embolization failed long-term and the lifestyle changes that solved the problem. 
  • Breaking down Ghrelin: what it is, how it works, and how to biohack it.  
  • An overview of leptin and its role in obesity and weight loss. 
  • How to improve your leptin sensitivity: exercise, eating your omegas, and good sleep hygiene. 
  • Why insulin is not only linked to sugar and diabetes; its role in cardiovascular disease.
  • The molecular mechanisms that help improve insulin sensitivity and how lifting weights can help. 
  • The stress hormone Cortisol, and the role chronic stress plays in poor health. 
  • How the way you breathe can influence your cortisol levels.
  • Marrying functional medicine and mainstream medicine to make the dream team. 
  • Where you can learn more about Hunger and Hormones/Hambre y Hormonas.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Dr. Moisés Roizental on Instagram

Dr. Moisés Roizental on Twitter

Hambre y Hormonas

Hambre y Hormonas on LinkedIn

Hambre y Hormonas on Instagram

Hambre y Hormonas on Facebook

Hambre y Hormonas on Twitter

Hambre y Hormonas

Leptin Sensitivity in Skeletal Muscle Is Modulated by Diet and Exercise

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

KetoneAid

Apollo

041: Thriving on Nose to Tail and Ancestral Wisdom to Combat Modern Life with Brian Sanders


For thousands of years, homo sapiens as a species thrived on a whole food, animal protein-centered diet. Now, we eat primarily processed foods and have the highest rates of lifestyle-related diseases in our history. Join us today as we talk to Brian Sanders about the underlying causes of these diseases and the impact of our diet. Brian is the filmmaker behind Food Lies, host of the Peak Human podcast, and founder of SAPIEN Org. Brian had his eyes opened when he lost both of his parents at the age of 30 to lifestyle-related diseases, and he embarked on a journey to discover our ancestral food culture. Tune in to find out how Brian helps those around him make lifestyle shifts (even when they don’t want to listen), and how the current medical standards are not stringent enough to keep us healthy. We dive into what Food Lies is about, and how big corporations and organizations drive the propaganda behind the current food trends. Brian talks us through his experience meal prepping and eating with traditional cultures across the globe, and how this shaped his perception around ancestral eating habits. Food should be about so much more than simply satisfying cravings or satiating ourselves, and both Brian and Andrés relate their experiences around ancestral food culture. We also find out why tracking macros is a selfish and pointless exercise, and how modern marketing has altered our health behaviors. If you’re looking for a roadmap to your healthiest self, press “Play” now!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Meet Brian Sanders, host of the Peak Human podcast, filmmaker of Food Lies, and founder of SAPIEN Org. 
  • Why Brian does what he does: how personal loss and aging caused his awakening. 
  • Brian’s advice on how to approach parents and siblings about their health choices. 
  • How the current medical standards are failing us: normal does not mean healthy. 
  • What Food Lies is about, and the common misconceptions around food. 
  • The conspiracies underlying our current food systems. 
  • How the average person can communicate Brian’s information to their circle.
  • Why “healthy” food is not always so healthy, and how you can avoid seed oils. 
  • The process of eating food and cooking, and what it means on an ancestral level. 
  • Brian’s experience of how traditional cultures eat and share meals. 
  • How Andrés continues to live his traditional food culture in the middle of an urban area. 
  • Why Brian and Andrés feel tracking macros is a selfish exercise and a waste of time. 
  • The foods that contain the nutrients that you need: whole foods. 
  • Is there such a thing as too many micronutrients?
  • How having a nutrient deficiency can trick you into overeating and eating unhealthily. 
  • The impact of modern marketing on our health behaviors. 
  • What it feels like when you change to an ancestral way of eating and the factors to change.
  • Brian’s closing comments: double animal protein and remove processed food. 
  • The food lies about a plant-based diet. 
  • Where you can contact Brian, and when to expect the release of Sapiens. 

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Brian Sanders on LinkedIn

SAPIEN Org

Peak Human

Food Lies

Dr. Michael Rose on the Peak Human podcast

The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong–and How Eating More Might Save Your Life

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

Alan Aragon

The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

040: Health Optimization and Wearable Technology into the Future with Chuck Hazzard


In this episode, we chat with Chuck Hazzard, who is the VP of Wearables and Integrationsat Heads Up Health, founder of The Human Optimization Project, and former VP of Sales at Oura. He brings his vast experience to this conversation all about wearable technology, and the benefits, downsides, and ethics around this tool for health optimization. We also discuss the future implications of this tech and how to apply and interpret the best and latest innovations to optimize your health. This conversation also examines the current use of such devices for fitness professionals as well as the average person, and delves into the ways using yourself for study will impact your life – but not always for the better if there isn’t adequate knowledge around what the metrics actually mean. Finally, Chuck shares some interesting insights into nocturnal biometrics, how lasers really are the way of the future, and the favorite devices and tools that he uses in his own life! To join in this relevant and inspiring conversation, tune in today.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing our esteemed guest today, Chuck Hazzard!
  • He takes us through his journey to becoming one of the forefathers of this movement.
  • How the average person can use these devices to support clinical decisions for their health.
  • How the pandemic has highlighted the value of home health monitoring and data systems.
  • Chuck predicts a rise of wearables that provide coaching on top of the metrics.
  • The ethics and downsides behind giving the consumer this type and amount of data.
  • Diving into validation studies, marketing, and how to choose the right wearable.
  • Being your own study and how it can impact your life for the better – and the worse.
  • Discussing certification programs and the future of health coaches and wearables.
  • Chuck gives some insight into the spectrum of cost of this kind of data interpretation.
  • What he’s most excited about in this space: lasers!
  • Hear why so many top countries are focusing on nocturnal biometrics.
  • Discussing the future, from embedded devices to diagnostic apartments and the metaverse.
  • Chuck shares some of his favorite tools that have made a huge difference in his life.
  • The efficacy behind recorded biometrics and how professionals can use this information safely.
  • The potential for biometrics to save lives in everyday settings.
  • Discussing gamification and wellbeing in the corporate space.
  • Hypothesizing about the future risk of discrimination based on biometrics.
  • Closing with the ways that Chuck makes different decisions based on his daily data.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Chuck Hazzard on Twitter

Chuck Hazzard on LinkedIn

Heads Up Health

The Human Optimization Project

Whoop

Oura

Heart Rate Variability During Strength and High-Intensity Training Overload Microcycles

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/andrespreschel)

039: The Glucose Revolution and Making Science Sexy with Jessie Inchauspé


The last decade has seen a shift in society’s perception around sugar and health, with far more people concerned about the content of their food. This has spawned a wealth of scientific research, which has largely remained inaccessible to the average person. Today’s guest is changing this with her new book, Glucose Revolution. Jessie Inchauspé is a biochemist and author who also created the Glucose Goddess Instagram page, where she translates the latest science on blood sugar into easy tips for everyone. She joins us today to talk about what it took to write Glucose Revolution and all the behind-the-scenes nitty-gritty. We discover how her progress diary inspired the introduction to Glucose Revolution, and how the experience of breaking her back when she was 19 shaped her. Hear what the four classic symptoms are of being disconnected from your body (hunger, cravings, sleepiness, and poor energy levels), and how three crazy events in rapid succession convinced her it was time to write the book. Jessie shares the process of writing the book, from where she started (a lot of sticky notes!) to her gratitude to the editors and the magic that they work. You’ll also find out how writing has clarified Jessie’s thinking and improved her science, as well as how her Instagram persona has changed over the last year. Tune in to learn where Jessie plans on going from here, what to expect from the book, who should read it (everyone!), and so much more!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Jessie and Andrés landed on this podcast, talking about stuff no one else will!
  • Making science and the different attitudes between Jessie’s book and Instagram.
  • The importance of a progress diary and why you should have one. 
  • Reflecting on how Jessie’s past brought her to where she is now, and feeling ‘split’.
  • How changing your lifestyle can prevent you from feeling disconnected from your body. 
  • Classic symptoms people ignore: hunger, cravings, sleepiness, and poor energy levels. 
  • The crazy things that happened to inspire Jessie to write the book! 
  • How the stress of writing the book finally got to Jessie and her experience of splitting. 
  • What Jessie wrote first, and how the content was switched around. 
  • The most exciting aspects of writing a book: learning, creating a story, and making jokes. 
  • Why Jessie feels writing this book made her a better scientist. 
  • Who can read the book: everyone!
  • How the Glucose Goddess persona has changed over the last year. 
  • What the next book will be about; linking in mental health.
  • A story about getting the endorsements for the book!
  • Where Jessie finds her inspiration for content creation. 
  • Why the book is designed to go where Instagram can’t.
  • What you can expect to learn about Jessie from the book. 
  • Why this book is designed for anybody who doesn’t wake up feeling amazing. 

 

Tweetables:

“This is what motivates me to this day: thinking of these people who don’t know what the food they’re eating is doing to them. It’s making them sicker and they can’t get out of it, and this is why I do what I do.” — @glucosegoddesss [0:05:55]

“There’s an epidemic of disconnection from the symptoms your body is trying to tell you.” — @glucosegoddesss [0:11:44]

“You can’t write a book if you don’t have any light.” — @glucosegoddesss [0:20:24]

“As you write a book, you have to really clarify your thinking about specific topics. Each page of the book was an exercise in ‘What do I actually think about this? What’s the message?’” — @glucosegoddesss [0:28:46]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Jessie Inchauspé on LinkedIn

Glucose Goddess

Glucose Goddess on Instagram

Glucose Goddess on Facebook

Glucose Revolution

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast