It’s incredible how you can have a conversation with someone that’s almost 2 hours long, and still feel like you could keep talking! Joel Greene is the CEO of VEEP Nutrition, author of The Immunity Code, and one of the original proponents for prioritizing the gut microbiome (to mention just a few of his many accolades). Joel grew up in the projects, raised by a single mom and surrounded by violence. His upbringing made him resilient, fearless, and determined to learn as much as he could about as much as he could! Our conversation is part philosophical and part scientific and some of the many topics that we cover today include how you can train your insulin sensitivity (and why you should), why you should set aside time for stillness every day, and what you can do to keep your muscles young. This episode is filled with powerful insights from start to finish and you’ll walk away with a whole new appreciation for your gut microbiome and a whole lot of knowledge about how to live better and age better!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Introducing today’s guest, Joel Greene!
- An overview of the 16 Personalities personality test, and the value of understanding your personality type.
- The harsh challenges that Joel experienced growing up, and how they have shaped him into the person he is today.
- The role that God plays in Joel’s life.
- Why Joel prioritizes rest and stillness.
- Joel explains the correlation between physical health and productivity.
- Nicotinamide mononucleotide; why Joel takes this supplement first thing in the morning.
- Joel explains how his Immunity Code diet works, and the benefits of it.
- Insulin sensitivity; what it is and the importance of training it.
- Joel’s approach to bringing down his cortisol levels.
- The value of pre-load meals.
- A new way to think about carbohydrates.
- How the bacteria in your gut affect your reactions to certain foods.
- Commonalities versus bio-individualities; Joel’s thoughts on the problem of emphasizing the latter.
- Understanding the gut microbiome.
- Factors that indicate how your gut microbiome is functioning.
- Reasons for my imminent move to Uruguay.
- Supplements that are helpful for managing stress.
- Muscles that we lose as we age, and how to slow down the aging process.
- Exploring the first law of thermodynamics in relation to calories.
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