The Lucas Rockwood Show

The average life expectancy 100 years ago was around 53 or 54 years whereas the average life where I live today is over 80 - this is a radical change. When the average person is adding three decades to their life compared to their great-great grandparents, there are all kinds of new concerns that arise. How can I keep my teeth that long? How can I hold onto muscles and bone strength? And will I have the hormonal mix to make me feel like a man or woman; or will I just slowly wither away. 
Age and death are inevitable, but our path toward the finish line can take many twists and turns. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor and menopause expert who will share her best ideas to live the 2nd half of life well. 


Dr. Suzanne’s Site

Dr. Suzanne is known for her Menopause bootcamps in Los Angeles, and she has combined her work as an OB-GYN and Ayurvedic Medicine practitioner into a new book, Menopause Bootcamp

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Direct download: LRS_535_-_Menopause_Bootcamp_with_Suzanne_Gilberg-Lenz_MD.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:53am CEST

Did you know your body contains just as many bacteria cells as human cells–about 30 trillion in total? Around 3 lbs of those little buggers live in your gastrointestinal tract, and just as our planet’s soils are productive yet depleted, your gut microbiome is functional but often imbalanced and dysfunctional. No wonder you’re suffering from gas, bloating, acid reflux and even severe conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  

To complicate things more, health marketers would have you believe that if you simply take a fiber supplement and eat some probiotic-enriched yogurt, you can correct the mess fast–but the problem is far more complex. On this week’s podcast, you’ll learn from gut health specialist, Dr. Rossi, the ins and outs of a happy belly. 

Listen and learn:

  • Fecal transplants risk vs reward (yup, people are swapping poo)
  • The importance of fiber, even the stuff that you’re unable to digest
  • Why gas and fermentation are natural and don’t have to cause discomfort and problems
  • FODMAP Diet to restore gut health and how to slowly reintroduce foods 


Dr. Rossi’s Site


Dr. Megan Rossi is a dietitian and nutritionist. She’s a Research Fellow at King’s College London where she investigates nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including prebiotics and probiotics, dietary fibers. Megan is the author of two books, Eat Yourself Healthy and Eat More, Live Well.

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Direct download: LRS_534_-_How_to_Fix_Gas__Bloating_Dr._Megan_Rossi.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Christopher McDougal’s 2009 book, Born to Run, brought minimal footwear and the importance of healthy feet to the forefront of fitness conversations internationally. At the time, there were just a couple minimal-style shoe companies in existence, today there are dozens. If you’re like most people, you’ve likely been squishing your feet into narrow toe box shoes with arch support and an elevated heel for most of your life. The result? Plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoe, and overlapping toes are just a handful of the many problems that can arise from this modern foot binding practice. The good news is that there are solutions and this week’s guest is here to talk you through them.

Listen and learn

  • Why your toes should be the widest part of your foot
  • What “zero drop” means and why it’s important
  • How to decide between surgical or natural interventions for foot problems
  • The importance of strong, limber feet

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Chris’ Site


Christopher Ioannou is a sports scientist who specializes in foot health, minimal shoes, and fixing feet. He has a great YouTube channel called “Exercising Health”.

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Direct download: LRS_533_-_How_to_Rehab_Your_Feet_with_Christopher_Joannou.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST

Various psychedelic drugs have been used for thousands of years by people all over the world, primarily in spiritual ceremonies and for medicinal purposes. In 1938 Albert Hoffman discovered LSD, and it served as the Western world’s introduction to this type of drug. Psychedelics came to define the counterculture generation of the 1960s, and there was a parallel movement in research science for their potential use in mental health. 

In 1970, President Nixon introduced the Controlled Substances Act, and research came to a grinding halt. Today, there is a push to decriminalize medical and even recreational use for many - if not all - psychedelics, and this is both interesting and terrifying. On this week’s podcast, we’ll explore the modern landscape of psychedelic drugs and mental health. 

Listen and learn:

  • How ketamine is legally used for clinical depression
  • How magic mushrooms and MDMA show promise for treating PTSD
  • The risk vs reward of the legalization movement
  • Why spirituality and mysticism seem forever coupled to this class of drugs 


Matt’s Site


Matt is the author of Psychedelics for Everyone. He holds a Master Degree in Psychology and “Neuroscience of Mental Health” from King’s College London.Matt Zemon is the CEO and Co-Founder of HAPPŸŸ, a mental wellness company that specializes in psychedelic-assisted ketamine therapy along with digital therapeutics that promote life-transforming outcomes.

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Direct download: LRS_532_-_Psychedelics_as_Medicine_with_Matt_Zemon.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CEST