070: EMF and Making Technology Safer with R Blank


The rise of technology in recent decades has ushered in a new way of life, one heavily reliant on devices to meet our needs, such as phones and laptops. There has been growing interest from both the scientific and public domains about the risk of exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from the technology people use. Studies have shown that exposure to EMF can cause an increased risk of health problems. Is there a safer way to use the products that we rely on? Here to help us answer that question is R Blank, entrepreneur, technologist, and CEO of Shield Your Body, a company that creates innovative and affordable products to reduce exposure to wireless radiation. R is also co-author of the book Overpowered, the host of The Healthier Tech Podcast, and has written many articles on the subject of EMFHis work follows from a 20-year career in software development for some of the biggest companies in the world and now focuses on helping people mitigate the dangers and effects of EMF by making technology safer for us to use and enjoy. In this episode, R unpacks EMF, explains how it affects health, and tells us how Shield Your Body is making technology safer. We learn about the different types of EMF, the underlying biological implications of chronic exposure, and the different sources of EMF. We also hear a brief history of the studies on EMF, common misconceptions about EMF, what you can do to protect yourself from EMF, and much more. Tune in to discover the dangers of EMF and what you can do to reduce exposure, with expert R Blank!

 

Key Points From This Episode: 

  • We start the show with R sharing his recent experience of being on Dr. Phil. [06:07]
  • Whether he was aware of Dr. Phil’s opinion on the effects of EMF before recording. [09:43]
  • He tells us what his purpose was for appearing on the show. [11:18]
  • R’s background and what motivates his work on EMF. [13:48]
  • How long ago the first EMF study was conducted. [16:42]
  • Outline of the biological effects and health implications of EMF based on past studies. [19:57]
  • The effects of long-term exposure to low-frequency EMF. [25:32]
  • What people can do to protect themselves and reduce exposure to EMF. [27:21]
  • Andrés shares some simple measures he took to reduce exposure to EMF. [49:39]
  • Situations where grounding may not be beneficial. [1:00:38]
  • Whether heat emitted from a device is evidence of EMF radiation. [1:13:06]
  • R shares his opinion on EMF-blocking underwear. [1:14:21]
  • How effective EMF protection apparel is at reducing exposure and accumulation. [1:15:29]
  • What the awareness of EMF and the associated health risks will be like in the future. [1:25:04]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

R Blank on LinkedIn

R Blank on Twitter

Shield Your Body

Shield Your Body on LinkedIn

Shield Your Body on Facebook

Shield Your Body on Twitter

Shield Your Body on Instagram

Shield Your Body on YouTube

BiOptimizers

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Andrés Preschel

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069: Sexual Health & How to Have the Best Sex of Your Life with Chloe Macintosh

Who doesn’t want to have better, healthier, more intimate sex? Today’s guest on the Know Your Physio Podcast is Chloe Macintosh, Founder and CEO of Kama; a sexual wellness practice focused on the science-based idea that pleasure is, in fact, health. Chloe’s research has focused on intimacy and sexuality for the past 10 years, and she has traveled the world to meet with experts and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines. By connecting mind, body, and heart, Kama wants to help people of all ages, genders, and sexualities make sexual satisfaction a part of our everyday lives. Their holistic approach to transforming how we perceive pleasure and its role in our well-being combines scientific research with psychosexual therapy, somatic awareness, and ancient wisdom. Join us as we talk all things sex; from having better orgasms when you masturbate to stoking passion in long-term relationships and everything in between. Chloe shares her take on social media, dating apps, and porn, and we discuss the importance of being driven by desire, viewing sexuality as a practice, and reconnecting with your body. For all this and more on how to have the best sex of your life, tune in today!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The personal motivations behind why Chloe founded Kama. [07:50]
  • Important access to information; both from external sources and our internal wisdom. [14:16]
  • Why we need reliable resources for good sex education. [19:12]
  • Understanding sexuality as a practice that you can master. [21:14]
  • How to overcome shame, connect with your body, and have better sex. [22:37]
  • Whether knowing more about sex can take away from intimacy. [32:42]
  • The daily practice of what Chloe calls emotional hygiene. [36:45]
  • Andres speaks candidly about the sexual practices that have worked for him. [40:43]
  • Vocational arousal and the power of doing what you love. [46:25]
  • The difference between releasing energy and “building the charge.” [48:03]
  • The profound significance of being present in your body. [50:57]
  • Habits that can help you develop synchronicity with your partner. [51:20]
  • How breathwork, meditation, and yoga can enhance your sexual experiences. [53:59]
  • Holistic nutritional advice and some of the foods that can promote arousal. [56:55]
  • Why sex, pleasure, and orgasms are about relaxation, not tension. [59:13]
  • Misconceptions about arousal and why long-term couples can lose the “spark.” [1:01:11]
  • Some things that anyone can do right now to have better sex! [1:04:05]
  • Why sexual energy is important for our mental well-being. [1:12:42]
  • How to “last longer” by becoming more in tune with physical sensations. [1:13:21]
  • Practical masturbation tips to help you have better orgasms. [1:17:26]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Chloe Macintosh on LinkedIn

Chloe Macintosh Email

Kama

Kama on Instagram

Episode 56: Magnesium Breakthrough with Wade Lightheart

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Andrés Preschel

Andrés Preschel on YouTube

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068: Treating Patients Like Athletes, VO2 vs Longevity, and Ketosis with Jeroen Molinger, PhD


The emergent field of biohacking has seen massive steps forward in the last few years, and yet there are still plenty of areas ripe for improvement and progress. Joining us on the show today is exercise physiologist, and the creator of Splendo, Jeroen Molinger, to talk about the idea of treating patients like athletes and to share some of his insight into the fascinating subject of ketones. Jeroen is passionate about education in the health and wellness space and has spent a lot of time with patients from compromised populations, which is where he has been able to demonstrate the power of his approach. In our chat, we get to explore Jeroen’s perspectives on which of the biometric tracking devices are the best, including a look at the one he and his team have developed. We also get into some interesting ideas about better integration of data and further application of the wisdom of exercise physiology. So to catch it all in this great episode, tune in today!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introductory remarks and a little about Jeroen’s professional biography. [00:00]
  • Jeroen shares his motivations for entering the field of physiology. [06:57]
  • Comments on bridging the gaps between different healthcare approaches. [09:27]
  • Jeroen explains what a metabolic cart is and how it works. [14:23]
  • Breaking down the Fick Equation. [18:43]
  • Exploring low-grade chronic inflammation and mitochondrial health. [26:45]
  • Jeroen’s approach to ketosis and his favored exogenous ketones. [30:08]
  • Heart attack prevention; what the science is currently telling us about heart health. [34:05]
  • Good and bad signs; Jeroen clarifies cardiac output numbers. [41:19]
  • Formulas for the best workouts; intensity, reps, sets, and more. [45:50]
  • Better methods and tools for home measurement of biometrics. [50:24]
  • Lifestyle tips from Jeroen for mitochondrial health optimization. [57:13]
  • Precautions with certain kinds of ketogenic diets and supplements. [1:00:10]
  • Dealing with ADD and why looking beyond the standard medications might be the best way forward. [1:02:55]
  • Sleep, caffeine, and ketones; the unique results that we each experience. [1:04:02]
  • Questions about combining ketone supplements with vaccines. [1:09:32]
  • Biometric tracking and bio-hacks for professional sports performance. [1:13:32]
  • The use of client and patient data, and the areas we still need to make progress in. [1:16:34]
  • Why mindset change is the most powerful tool for patients, clients, and healthcare professionals. [1:17:56]
  • Inspiring younger audiences and opening up the field to a wider section of the population! [1:20:15]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Jeroen Molinger on ResearchGate

Jeroen Molinger on LinkedIn

Jeroen Molinger on Twitter

Jeroen’s Wearable Device

Episode 56 with Wade Lightheart

Skunk Works

Splendo Health

KetoneAid

CardioMood

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067: What is your Real Age? with Dr. Michael Roizen


Dr. Michael Roizen believes that 90 is the new 40. He is passionate about helping people understand just how much control they truly have over the length and quality of their lives, and he is here today to share his insights. Tune in to learn how genes behave differently in younger and older people, what the evolving areas of research into the mechanism of aging look like today, and two things that Dr. Roizen believes are essential to building an enviable quality of life. You’ll hear how innovation and research make the field of aging technology so rich, and how proteins influence the aging process. You’ll also get a handle on six basics to keep your body young and strong, and how to leverage the power of creatine. For some bad news on how red meat is affecting your health, and some good news about what’s possible for the lifespan of humans today, join in on today’s unforgettable episode!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How much control you have over how well and how long you live. [03:47]
  • The story of how Dr. Roizen developed his algorithm to reveal a patient’s real age. [06:38]
  • How genes behave differently in younger and older people. [08:32]
  • Evolving areas of research into the mechanism of aging. [10:24]
  • Two essential ingredients to quality of life. [14:20]
  • Hypotheses on how reversing the aging process works. [19:10]
  • How innovation and research make the field of aging technology more interesting. [25:18]
  • The science of how proteins influence aging. [26:18]
  • The six basics of supporting your body through the aging process. [27:27]
  • How creatine can support propagation, speed of nerve impulses, and more. [29:58]
  • 180 choices you make for healthy aging, with 33 dedicated to your brain. [36:20]
  • What the ‘six normals’ to aim for consist of. [36:52]
  • Why it is so valuable to have six people in your life that you can be vulnerable with. [38:01]
  • The science of the four types of exercise you need to be engaging in. [38:40]
  • Healthy fats and proteins that support your best health. [39:05]
  • Which foods to avoid and why. [39:51]
  • The science behind why red meat is unhealthy for your body. [42:05]
  • What is possible in terms of length and quality of human life today. [44:28]
  • Behavioral shifts that happen when you discover your ‘RealAge’. [51:10]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Michael Roizen on LinkedIn

Dr. Michael Roizen on Facebook

Cleveland Clinic

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Andrés Preschel

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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

Episode 56: Magnesium Breakthrough with Wade Lightheart

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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

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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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063: Cardiovascular Disease, Statins, Metformin, and Rapamycin with Kevin Bass


Despite what we want to believe, cardiovascular disease does not only start once we are in our 50s and 60s. As we welcome Kevin Bass back to the Know Your Physio podcast, we hear his opinions on cholesterol, the medications to take, and opinions on collected long-term genetic studies. We don’t hold back on having a controversial conversation around starting the reduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in your mid to late 20s, the role of genetics in our predisposition to cardiovascular health issues, and how we need to look at things from an environmental, health, and nutrition perspective. Kevin tells us about his preferences and opinions on the different interventions for LDL cholesterol reduction and how he aims to (one day in the future) create a risk reduction calculator that will look at and create a risk-benefit profile. Plus, Kevin discusses his feelings toward Andrew Huberman, consulting medical professionals, and some signs of when it may be time to start looking at taking prescription cholesterol medication!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • People in the fitness industry who are pissing Kevin off.
  • Different calculations people can do to determine their risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Interventions for LDL cholesterol (including prescription medication) and their side effects. 
  • A look at how to reduce LDL cholesterol.
  • Kevin’s opinions on Andrew Huberman.
  • Unpacking cardiovascular disease considering your genetics and potential preventative measures. 
  • Why Kevin believes people 25 and older can start cholesterol medication.
  • Where Kevin gets the long-term genetic studies data from.
  • Analyzing and interpreting data on cardiovascular disease to create a relative risk reduction.
  • Why Kevin wants to create his own risk reduction calculator and risk-benefit profile.
  • Signs people should start looking for when deciding to take cholesterol medication.
  • Questions to potentially ask your doctor to help you identify your cardiovascular risk (and why they may be unlikely to prescribe).
  • A look at the purpose and benefits of statins, metformin, and rapamycin.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The Diet Wars

Kevin Bass on Twitter

The Kevin Bass Show YouTube

Debunking Andrew Huberman

BiOptimizers

Andrés Preschel

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062: Personal Leadership with Ariel Nurieli


Of the many components of successful leadership, dealing with responsibilities in effective ways has to be one of the most important. Ariel Nurieli is on the show today to talk about the lessons he learned about being the best possible leader during his time in the military, and how this impacts his life and work today. One of the main points that stands out in this winding and insightful conversation is the idea that a good leader never looks to take credit for wins, and that by praising the team first, a leader doubles down on the group’s motivation and self-belief. We also cover some of the challenges and hurdles that Ariel encountered early on, and how he overcame setbacks on his path to leading in the army. Our guest sees leadership methods working in whatever situation you are in, and thus has a strong ethic that he has applied from his time in service in his civilian life now. Listeners can expect to come away with some useable ideas around getting things done punctually, building from a foundation of love, what integrity means to Ariel, and much more, so join us to catch it all on today’s episode!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The foundation of Ariel’s work, and his thoughts about responsibility and credit. 
  • How Ariel’s belief in others and his ability to connect informs his work in helping them. 
  • Thoughts on bringing a disparate group together and Ariel’s early experiences in the military. 
  • The steps that Ariel took to individually connect with the members of the company he was given as a young commander. 
  • Some of the characters and peers that inspired Ariel the most in his journey.
  • The health issues that resulted in Ariel being kicked out of officer training.
  • How good leaders impacted Ariel and inspired him to bring some humanity into his own practices.  
  • The first hurdles that Ariel encountered while leading a platoon, and how he reacted to these issues.  
  • The benefits of hard work and commitment that goes beyond what is called for.  
  • Using love as a foundation to build a strong and amazing team.
  • The values that ground Ariel’s work and how they relate to the lessons he learned in the army.  
  • How Ariel understands the idea of taking responsibility, especially as a leader. 
  • Considering the best definitions of integrity and how to use it as a powerful tool.
  • Punctuality and respect; Ariel talks about how powerful scheduling and simple steps can be.
  • Why Ariel believes you do not have to have it all figured out before you jump in! 
  • Unpacking the ‘five-minute rule’ that has consistently helped Ariel get more done. 
  • The difference that a map and a mission can make to the efforts you are putting in.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Tim Ferriss

Psycho-Cybernetics

BiOptimizers

Andrés Preschel

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061: Burnout, Life Cycles, and Microdosing with Alexis Bogomolni

Welcome back to another episode of Know Your Physio. Joining us today is 23-year-old founder and CEO, Alexis Bogomolni. Alexis received his bachelor of science in business finance and management at the New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He started the ABH Developer Group and has already achieved incredible success at such a young age. In this episode, Alexis shares his professional background with us, why the content of this podcast is so helpful for him, the cycles of life, and how he handles burnout. We also discuss why Alexis is an optimist and how it has led to his success, why success starts within, and manifestation. You will hear what a typical day looks like for Alexis, his sleep and how he tries to improve it, and macrodosing and microdosing. To hear all of this, how to manage the cycles of life, and even get a discount code for a product to improve sleep, tune in now!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Information about BioOptimizers’ new magnesium product and why it can improve your health and a discount code for the product. 
  • Introducing today’s guest, Alexis Bogomolni. 
  • A brief overview of Alexis’ background and why this podcast’s content is so helpful for him. 
  • Why Alexis believes life is just cycles and how knowing your body helps you navigate them.
  • How burnout happens and how to use meditation to avoid it. 
  • Why Alexis is a huge optimist and follows the signs the universe gives him. 
  • Alexis’ role at work and what he does on the day-to-day.
  • The kinds of projects Alexis’ company works on. 
  • Why success starts within. 
  • Why low-level decisions like the way you choose to eat affects your higher-level decisions.
  • Why every day is about manifestation for Alexis. 
  • Alexis walks us through his typical day. 
  • What Alexis’ sleep looks like and how he tries to improve it. 
  • Why you can do anything you believe you can do. 
  • Alexis’ experience with macrodosing. 
  • How microdosing has helped Alexis. 
  • Alexis shares words of wisdom with listeners.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Alexis Bogomolni on LinkedIn

Discount code for MagBreakthrough

BiOptimizers

Andrés Preschel

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060: El Aprendizaje y la Longevidad con Dr. Nayib Salomon (En Español)

El doctor Nayib Salomon, es un médico oftalmólogo especializado en cirugía plástica ocular y cirugía de cataratas, quien ha dedicado su vida a la docencia y práctica Oftalmológica en Caracas Venezuela por mas de 50 años.

Fue co-fundador de uno de los centros oftalmológicos mas prestigiosos de Latinoamerica: La Unidad Oftalmológica de Caracas, así como de la Fundacion AVAO, institución educativa y asistencial que brinda servicios oftalmológicos a personas de bajos recursos económicos desde el año 1982.

Es director y profesor del Curso de Postgrado de Oftalmología de la Fundacion AVAO, auspiciado por la Universidad de Los Andes. Ha sido profesor en diversos programas de oftalmología a nivel nacional y orador invitado en numerosos congresos oftalmológicos a nivel nacional e internacional.

El doctor Salomon es militar asimilado retirado del ejército y piloto con entrenamiento instrumental en aviones multimotores.

Es un ávido lector, amante de la buena cocina, los idiomas y la música,  a los que dedica su tiempo libre cuando no está disfrutando actividades al aire libre como nadar, jugar tenis, caminar o pescar.

Nayib Salomon se mantiene siempre en constante aprendizaje, y no solo en su campo profesional. Por ejemplo: Realizó un diplomado en Trading, Finanzas y tecnología Financiera, avalado por Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas en el 2018 y estudia idiomas, ópera y violín en su tiempo disponible.

Nayib tiene  un excelente sentido del humor, es un amigo excepcional y disfruta la vida plenamente, siempre balanceando sus obligaciones con actividades recreativas que disfruta intensamente.

Me pareció apropiado entrevistarlo en el podcast de hoy porque quisiera que nos hablara de varias cosas, entre ellas: Como se ha mantenido ágil física y mentalmente a sus 87 años, como se organiza para sacar el mayor provecho a la vida, combinando aprendizaje con diversión, como su generosidad, honestidad y forma de ser lo llenan y enriquecen cada día, como hace para estar siempre optimista y alegre, y sobre todo, para decirnos como se siente al ser admirado y adorado por todos en nuestra familia.

Con ustedes: mi abuelo, el doctor Nayib Salomon.

059: Live like a Neurosurgeon with Dr. Ricardo Komotar


Today, you’ll hear from Dr. Ricardo Komotar, a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine and an internationally recognized leader in the field of brain tumors. He performs nearly 800 procedures for these conditions each year using advanced, cutting-edge surgical and radio-surgical techniques; making him one of the highest volume brain tumor surgeons in the world. His research interests include clinical trial development and translational neuro oncologic investigations designed to pioneer new therapies for brain tumors. In this episode, we explore the relationship between health and happiness and how doing what you love can influence nearly every area of your life. We also touch on stress management for better brain health, the benefits of a ketogenic diet for cancer patients, and how you can improve your brain function by multitasking, as well as the correlations between mental health and brain disease. Dr. Komotar demonstrates how approachable you can be as you accomplish greatness in your field and this conversation illustrates the deep sense of curiosity, enthusiasm, and joy that he brings to inspiring the next generation of scientists and purpose-driven leaders. You won’t want to miss it!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The moment in ninth grade when Dr. Komotar realized his passion for neuroscience.
  • Dr. Komotar’s advice for discovering your passion: keep an open mind!
  • Reflecting on the relationship between health, happiness, and doing what you love.
  • Why there is still so much left to learn and understand about what causes brain tumors.
  • How following a balanced lifestyle and being happy ultimately translates to better health, even if it isn’t guaranteed to prevent disease.
  • How Dr. Komotar manages the stress that comes with his job: sleep, exercise, and diet.
  • Hear about the recent opportunity he had to work with Deepak Chopra.
  • What the data has to say about the benefits of a ketogenic diet for cancer patients.
  • Why you don’t necessarily need supplements if you eat a well-balanced, organic diet.
  • Dr. Komotar highlights the importance of mentorship and lifting those around you.
  • Improving your neuroplasticity and brain function through multitasking.
  • What working smarter means: identifying your weakness and building a strong, multidisciplinary team to support you.
  • Insight into the future of functional neurosurgery from Dr. Komotar’s perspective.
  • Some of the inherent limitations in neuroscience when it comes to the study of mental health.
  • Links that Dr. Komotar has observed between mental health issues and brain disease.
  • Parting words of wisdom from Dr. Komotar: living a healthy lifestyle starts with baby steps!

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Ricardo Komotar

Dr. Ricardo Komotar on Instagram

Dr. Ricardo Komotar at University of Miami Health Systems

The Crossover Podcast

BiOptimizers

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

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