Age Less / Live More

I wore a continuous blood glucose monitor for a month and learned that certain fruits (mangos in my case) sent my blood sugar soaring, and even more surprising, my 3 am glucose levels often dropped so low I was in hypoglycemic state. And here’s the kicker: those hypo nights always followed an elevated glycemic day. Weird. I’d never learn this without a CGM, and the dietary shifts were super easy to make and the changes were almost immediate.

Why does it matter? I was regularly waking up semi-delirious, sweating through the sheets, convinced I was having some kind of nighttime anxiety attack. Nope. It turns out I was just having a low blood sugar event, and that’s a lot easier to fix than a mental health issue. 

The most common “health trackers” we use are the mirror in the bathroom and our favorite pair of jeans that may (or may not) feel tight in the morning. For obvious reasons, we tend to pay most attention to health warning signs we can see, visually, but the good news is that it’s getting easier and easier to see inside our blood to learn how we’re doing in real time.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet Jody Stanislaw, a type I diabetic whose career is focused on blood glucose management. 

Listen and learn: 

  • Type I vs. type II diabetes - what’s the difference? 
  • Why A1C tests are so valuable for everyone
  • Why moderate carb, balanced fat and protein probably make sense for almost everyone
  • How glucose can go from healthy to toxic when the body gets too much

Resources and links:

Jody Stanislaw’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jody Stanislaw is a naturopathic doctor that focuses specifically on Type I diabetes. She’s the author of a book called, HUNGER: An Adventurous Journey of Finding Peace Within. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Protein in the morning

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Direct download: LRS_479_-_Demystifying_Diabetes_with_Jody_Stanislaw.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:38pm CEST

The Gut Immune Connection
with Emeran Mayer

There are an estimated 100 trillion bacteria in your gut right now that weigh 2-3 lbs. If you were to spread them out, they would cover the surface of an entire tennis course. These include good bugs, bag bugs, and even some pathogens lurking in the corners.

Your microbiome is believed to influence not just digestion and absorption of nutrients, but also mood, hormones, neurotransmitters, and more. People often compare the microbiome to the soil on farmland, but we know much more about topsoil than we do our own gastrointestinal tracts. 

What should we eat to feed our good gut bacteria? How do you prevent gut dysbiosis? Can supplements help or hurt? On this week’s show, Dr. Emeran Mayer will expand our understanding of our internal world. 

Listen and learn:

  • Are probiotics really that harmful to your gut? 
  • What is the ideal diet for a healthy gut? 
  • Fiber, water, organics, and chemicals 

Resources and Links:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Emeran A. Mayer is the executive director of the Oppenheimer Center for Stress and Resilience and the Co-director of the Digestive Diseases Research Center at UCLA. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and several books. His latest book is called, The Gut Immune Connection, is available now. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Seaweed

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Direct download: LRS_478_-_The_Gut_Immune_Connection_with_Emeran_Mayer.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:22pm CEST

The Obesity Pandemic
Dr. Linda Anegawa 
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Hundreds of years ago, a portly belly was a sign of wealth. The royals ate and rank more than their fill while the serfs starved and toiled on the land. Today, not much has changed. Some of the wealthiest, most developed countries are plagued by weight gain and obesity, and the problem is quickly accelerating.

Pre-existing medication conditions were one of the biggest risk factors during the pandemic, but did you know that 69 percent of the U.S. population has at least one these risk factor? Their weight puts them at risk.

On this weeks’ podcast, Dr. LInda Anegawa shares her research and positive focus for a metabolically healthier future. 

Listen & learn:

  • Body positivity vs. celebrating sickness - can it go too far? 
  • Why you might consider getting a Coronary Calcium Scan and a Lipoprotein Fractionation test to better understand your risk factors
  • How a ketogenic diet can cause short term hormonal challenges
  • Why obesity is the #1 health threat for most people and the obvious area to focus on for the greatest impact
  • How to take agency for your own health 

Links & Resources

Dr. Anegawa’s website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Linda Anegawa, MD physician-educator, writer, and consultant dedicated to the treatment of metabolic and weight-related disease. Dr. Anegawa speaks nationally on topics relating to the disease of obesity. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the Kaiser Foundation Most Outstanding Clinical Teaching award. She is the author of a book, Not Another Keto Book. 

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • GMO Corn

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Direct download: LRS_477_-_The_Obesity_Pandemic_w_Dr._Linda_Anegawa.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:39am CEST

Porn Addiction Pandemic 

by Joshua Shea
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The book, Fifty Shades of Grey, is not just a bestseller, it’s one of the top 100 best sellers in history - and it’s not because it’s well written (it’s not). 13% of all websites are adult sites, and 30% of all data transferred online is x-rated.

Everyone likes to complain about the “big tech” influence of Facebook and Twitter, but we deliberately avoid the tube-sites that are responsible for nearly a third of all online activity.

Porn addiction is shrouded in so much guilt and shame so people often lose their jobs and their relationships as a result. On this week’s podcast, we’ll look at this issue head one, and explore some possible solutions.

Listen and learn: 

  • How abstinence / prohibition is impossible 
  • How the complexity of human sexuality manifest
  • Why the shame and guilt around p addiction make it harder to address
  • The need for open and honest dialogue with addicts and non-addicts alike

Links & Resources

Joshua Shea’s site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Joshua Shea is an author and public speaker. As a recovering addict himself, he has a number of books you can find on Amazon or on his website.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • MK4 VS. MK7 K2

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Direct download: LRS_476_-_Porn_Addiction_Pandemic_with_Joshua_Shea.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:21am CEST

How to Recover from Exercise
with Dr. Andy Galpin

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re on a roll with a new exercise routine. You’re going to yoga or the gym every day. You feel stronger and energized, and maybe you even lose some weight.

Then you get injured.

You hurt your back. Or your knee. Or your shoulder. You miss a few days, take some pain Once you’ve fallen out of the routine, it feels impossible to start again.

One small injury suddenly can turn your active lifestyle into a sedentary one - and what do you do? Rest, ice, compress, elevate? Ibuprofen? What else? On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore recovery and pain relief with Dr. Andy Galpin.

Listen & learn:

  • Why it’s so hard for most of us to interpret research
  • The double-edged sword of siloed experts 
  • Rest, ice, compress, elevate? 
  • Ibuprofen? 

Links & Resources
Andy’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. A lifelong athlete, Andy played college football, competed in weightlifting, and Mix Martial Arts. His current focus is Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Designing Exercise Programs, Applied Strength and Conditioning. He’s the co-author of a book called, Unplugged.

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • How Much Salt

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Direct download: LRS_475_-_How_to_Recover_from_Exercise_with_Dr._Andy_Galpin.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:43am CEST

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