065: Essential Amino Acids: Everything you Need to Know with Angelo Keely


You’ve probably already seen the words ‘essential amino acids’ on the label of your favorite sports nutrition drink or protein supplement powder, but they actually play a much larger role in your body than simply boosting your athletic performance. So, what are amino acids and why do you need them? To help us take a deep dive into amino acids today, we’re joined by Angelo Keely, Founder and CEO of Kion, a premium blend of leucine-rich essential amino acids that fuel not only your daily workouts, but spontaneous adventures and a joyful, active lifestyle too! Listening in, you’ll learn what turned Angelo on to the importance of essential amino acids and the key role they play in muscle protein stimulation, ATP production, kidney function, mental and physical energy, weight loss, longevity, and so much more. As you’ll come to understand from this episode, looking good, feeling good, being fit, and living a longer life all start with essential amino acids. Get started on your journey to better health today by tuning into this informative conversation with “Amino Keely,” as the team at Kion lovingly refer to him!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • A look at Angelo’s why, which involves a combination of environment and fate. [03:50]
  • How everyone can benefit from remaining open to new perspectives. [10:03]
  • Angelo shares a high-level overview of essential amino acids. [13:17]
  • Debunking some of the myths about protein consumption. [18:52]
  • Why essential amino acids are so important for your muscles. [21:38]
  • Essential amino acids and kidney disease: what you need to know. [23:24]
  • An understanding of how amino acids help with fatigue. [25:07]
  • Why taking amino acids supplements will make you feel better. [28:25]
  • Andres’ personal experience with amino acids and how they have helped. [29:37]
  • The physical and mental energy you can gain from taking amino acids supplements. [31:13]
  • How amino acids can support your intermittent fasting goals. [34:43]
  • Some of the ways that amino acids promote longevity. [36:00]
  • Why weight loss is more sustainable when supplementing with amino acids. [38:24]
  • Collagen supplements for improving your skin, hair, and joints. [42:40]
  • What you’d need to include in your diet for optimal amino acids intake. [46:28]
  • When you shouldn’t be taking amino acids supplements like BCAAs. [52:20]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Angelo Keely

Kion

Angelo Keely on LinkedIn

Angelo Keely on Twitter

Angelo Keely on Instagram

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064: How to Power and Protect your Mitochondria with Catharine Arnston


Algae was the first life on earth, and it might just be the ultimate superfood. The Ancient Egyptians and the Aztecs knew this thousands of years ago, but only in recent times has that knowledge begun to permeate into Western society. Tune in today as Catharine Arnston, founder and Chief Scientific Officer at ENERGYbits, explains how spirulina and chlorella can drastically improve our mental and physical health, prevent disease, and enhance longevity. Spirulina has the highest amount of protein of any food source (for this reason, and the fact that one gram of algae has the same nutrition as 1000 grams of fruits and vegetables, it has been hailed as the answer to world hunger,) and taking chlorella is the best form of wellness detox you could ever imagine. These two algae types form the foundation of ENERGYbits products, which are underpinned by robust scientific evidence and have changed many lives in profound ways (as you will hear today!)

 

Key Points From This Episode: 

  • What bioavailability means. [00:24]
  • Introducing Catharine Arnston, founder and Chief Scientific Officer at ENERGYbits, and the focus of today’s episode. [03:15]
  • Why Catharine founded a company that makes products out of algae. [06:41]
  • How ENERGYbits are created. [11:16]
  • A few of the key differences between spirulina and chlorella. [12:52]
  • The benefits of spirulina. [14:01]
  • The educational side of Catharine’s mission with ENERGYbits. [17:28]
  • How chlorella helps with recovery. [18:53]
  • Optimal times to ingest spirulina and chlorella. [22:19]
  • The power of melatonin (which is found in high concentrations in algae) beyond helping with sleep. [20:38]
  • A personal story about how ENERGYbits products can change lives. [24:12]
  • Why the carnivore community loves ENERGYbits. [29:00]
  • The invaluable role of the mitochondria in our cells. [31:00]
  • Understanding mitochondrial diseases. [32:52]
  • Where free radicals are found, and how to reduce or eliminate them from your diet. [35:19]
  • Why spirulina should be consumed in its raw form. [39:32]
  • How ENERGYbits products can save you money. [41:32]
  • Why Catharine refers to ENERGYbits products as “nutrition insurance.” [42:25]
  • The largely untold cell biology evolution story. [44:36]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

ENERGYbits

Catharine Arnston on LinkedIn

Avo Miami

Melatonin: The Miracle Molecule

BiOptimizers

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

Magnesium Breakthrough Code: Andres

ENERGYbits Discount Code: AndresP

We Moved to Uruguay! Ft. The Rolling Sloan


We have exciting news: Parker and Andrés have made a big move to Uruguay! This episode serves as a way to reflect on this moment of transition, fill you in on what inspired this decision, and share their first impressions of their new life in South America! For Andrés, who grew up in South America, albeit on the other side of the continent, there is a certain amount of familiarity, but as a couple and as adults, this is a completely new season with fresh inspiration and challenges around each corner. Tuning in, you’ll hear about simplifying routines, the benefits of following your passions over profit, and how the universe rewards your brave choices, as well as the growth that occurs out of discomfort. Parker goes into some of the reasons she is so excited about a quieter life outside of the States, and shares some of her thoughts on the role of curiosity and courage in the winding journey of her life. We also discuss escaping the limitations of external pressures and expectations that are such a common experience to many of us, so to catch it all in this landmark episode, be sure to listen in today!

 

Key Points From This Episode: 

  • How we came to Uruguay; the possibilities afforded to us as online wellness coaches. [04:41]
  • Adapting to a new home, moving in together, and first impressions of South America. [07:38]
  • The familiarity that Andrés feels about certain elements of Uruguay. [10:58]
  • Different ideas about patience, service, and interacting with strangers. [15:35]
  • The welcoming Uruguayan attitudes towards foreign visitors. [19:43]
  • Reflections on growing up in Miami and time spent in New York City. [20:56]
  • The naturally healthy lifestyles that are normal outside of many big cities. [24:37]
  • Taking the healthy steps available and affordable to you; it all makes a difference! [27:58]
  • The power of engaging with a local environment and its constituents. [31:47]
  • Local ingredients, exciting times at the grocery store, and the value of intuitively connecting to a new place through your diet. [35:59]
  • Exploring beach towns, the fishing culture, and the amazing fresh fish in Uruguay! [40:06]
  • Wine, spices, and honey; more promising local products. [45:45]
  • The Spanish conversation that Parker had at a local market recently. [47:49]
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone; why Parker believes in broadening horizons. [49:55]
  • The resistance that many of us meet when we go into unknown territories. [54:29]
  • Links between authenticity and real longevity of ideas and communities. [58:44]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The Rolling Sloan

Parker Sloan Leiro on Instagram

Parker Sloan Leiro Email

Carnivore Aurelius

Matt D’Avella

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Andrés Preschel

Andrés Preschel Email

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