Episodes
Published 06/18/24
A recent study showed some surprising statistics when it comes to female vs male physician performance, mortality, readmission rates, and surgical outcomes. What was even more surprising is both males and females may benefit more from having a female physician. Does this mean you should immediately dump your male physician? There's many factors to consider which we will dive into as well. Topics include:   - Better Care From Female Physicians? - Mortality and Readmission Rates - Male vs...
Published 06/18/24
A concerning amount of studies and data have come out recently to show the presence of micro-plastics in testicles. How big of a deal is this issue? In today's episode, I'm going to breakdown a few recent studies on the topic, explain how to minimize your exposure to these items in question and what to be weary of, and whether or not this is major issue. Topics include:   - Hormone Health and Fertility - New Surprising Study on Micro-Plastics in Testicles - Episode 652 - Implications Of...
Published 06/14/24
We've all heard the advice around comparison to others and why, in most cases, it's the thief of joy but there's another type of comparison we need to be aware of as health and nutrition coaches and that is self-comparison. In this episode, I want to explain the psychological concept of the hedonic treadmill and why moving the goalpost further and further away leads to near celebrating progress or milestones. We need to be able to measure backwards and this will be a great reminder for your...
Published 06/11/24
Depending on your age, you might remember in 2007 Blackberries dominating the cell phone marketplace. Fast forward a few years later, they fell to 0.1% of the market share and the health and nutrition coaching industry is seeing a similar trend. What was once novel with macro coaching and exercise plans is now a commodity and can be accessed on hundreds if not thousands of apps. Now is the time to upgrade your expertise and start solving deeper problems. I'm going to share with you the...
Published 06/07/24
Almost every woman has a vendetta against cellulite as 87% - 98% of women have some form of cellulite regardless of body fat percentage. In today's episode, we're going to discuss potential reasons for this including gut health and no, I will not be recommending some quick fix cream. You know I am lifestyle, nutrition, and training focused when it comes to our health and that's what we'll cover with today's topic along with briefly discussing supplementation considerations. Topics include: ...
Published 06/04/24
An often overlooked topic when it comes to health and fitness is the area of joint pain and its potential causes and considerations. In today's episode, we'll look at this area from a training perspective, cover Osteoarthritis, potential supplementation avenues, gut health considerations, and more. Topics include:   - Joint Pain Issues - Resistance Training and Recovery Considerations - Frequency, Intensity, and Volume of Workouts - Osteoarthritis - Omega 3’s, Vitamin D, and Other...
Published 05/30/24
A popular topic right now in the overall health realm but more specifically the mental health space is the role of trauma and our overall health. How does trauma affect the body and overall health? What are the mechanisms going on as coaches that we should be aware of? We'll dive into specifics around this topic including discuss PTSD, the fight or flight response, gut health considerations, and more. Topics include:   - Trauma and Health - Starting With PTSD - Spectrum of Intensity and...
Published 05/27/24
Is it possible to improve IBS symptoms without going straight to nutrition and following an elimination diet? In this episode, I'm going to explain how that is possible without any drug intervention either. We'll take a look at the role stress plays with IBS, the benefits of CBT and brain interventions, recent studies on the effectiveness of CBT, and more. Topics include:   - Improving IBS Without Elimination - Risk Factors For IBS and Gut Health Issues - Stress As a Key Consideration -...
Published 05/24/24
If you want a long sustainable career as a coach, investing in skills for your future self is a must. In today's episode, I want to explain what happens to most coaches after they pass their initial certification, get a few clients, then come across a few more advanced client cases that can lead to self doubt and imposter syndrome trying to solve them. Candidly, this why the FNMS program exists and we'll discuss some specific examples in this episode as well. Topics include:   - Coaching...
Published 05/22/24
You've probably heard of GLP-1 agnostics (Ozempic) when it comes to weight loss and weight management but emerging research could point to an additional use for this class of drugs. In today's episode, we're going to look at GLP-1 use for neurodegenerative disease and it's potential treatment effects. I'll also discuss my history around this topic, the potential risks of using these drugs, and more. Topics include:   - GLP-1 For Neurodegenerative Disease Treatment? - Alzheimer’s and Type 3...
Published 05/20/24
Two of the most popular and efficacious dieting styles for fat loss and body composition are argued to be the Mediterranean Diet and a high protein diet but is one better than the other? What if we combined the best of each? In today's episode, we're going to examine a recent female focused study looking at the differences between these two dieting styles and glucose control. We'll also discuss how to ideally marry the two. Topics include:   - Mediterranean Diet vs High Protein Diet For Fat...
Published 05/17/24
A recent poster presentation has sparked some controversy around social media and the implications around intermittent fasting and cardiovascular disease risk. Is there cause for concern? I'll end the suspense: no. In today's episode, I'll explain why these conclusions are highly skeptical, reasons the data shows what it did, who I believe intermittent fasting could be useful for and who it's not, and more. Topics include:   - Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Disease Risk - Poster...
Published 05/15/24
I wanted to bring back a oldie but goodie when it comes to segments on this show and that is overrated or underrated and I wanted to specifically talk about one test in particular and that is A1C. Helping students troubleshoot this blood marker in Metabolism School, there are a few considerations I want you to understand when it comes to this number potentially being falsely elevated. We'll talk about why this marker is important and stick around till the end to find out my answer. Topics...
Published 05/13/24
A popular topic over the past few years is the impact of natural and artificial sweeteners on many of our bodily functions and goals and which sweetener is best for our overall health. In today's episode, we'll be looking at a recent 2024 study looking at Stevia specifically and it's surprising impact and results. Topics include:   - Artificial Sweeteners and Our Microbiome - Recent 2024 Study on Stevia - Enhancing Flavor Profiles - Our Youtube Channel - Study Details and Results -...
Published 05/10/24
With the increasing popularity of CGM's as consumer products, tracking and awareness around blood sugar regulation has increased tremendously in popularity as well and while it's helpful to understand, it can easily be taken too far. In today's episode, we'll look at the flatline blood glucose myth when it comes to fat loss and whether or not this is necessary for sustained fat loss. Topics include:   - Blood Sugar and Fat Loss - Breaking Down The Flatline Myth - Reading Example -...
Published 05/08/24
I am joined by a special guest on today's episode and you'll get to hear her experience within the Functional Nutrition & Metabolism Specialization program.   Hannah is now a Mastery student but came to us actually as an assistant coach looking to improve her expertise and became so confident in her abilities, she went off on her own and starting her own coaching business. Listen in as we talk about what she's learned and gained from the program, our mutual pet peeves in the industry,...
Published 05/06/24
Does hormonal birth control play role in hindering exercise recovery? In today's episode, we're going to look at a new 2024 study on this very topic with trained individuals which is a big plus. We'll look at the study details, results, and why eliminating hormonal birth control isn't the "overnight success" strategy it may appear to be. Topics include:   - Hormonal Birth Control on Exercise Recovery - March 2024 Study - Understanding the Physiological Perspective - Similar Episodes on...
Published 05/03/24
Something I see a lot in the coaching industry and something I've struggled with as well in the industry is the difference between incremental and exponential growth. We obviously need those daily deposits and I'm a big fan of the compound effect. What about the big picture though? What actions could lead to massive expansion? I'll share this and more in today's episode. Topics include:   - Incremental Growth vs Exponential Growth - Intentional Direction and Our Compass - Becoming The...
Published 05/01/24
After spending nearly 2 decades in this industry being mentored by some of the greats and observing thousands more, I've noticed some common patterns and trends among them. What I see newer coaches do is get these 4 traits I'm about to share with you backwards and I don't want you to be one of them. In today's episode, I'll share the 4 traits, why they are being done backwards, share my thoughts on the confidence problem, and more. Topics include:   - What Most Coaches Do Backwards - I’m...
Published 04/29/24
While several factors go into optimizing muscle growth, one advanced way is tracking certain biomarkers or biometrics and in today's episode, we'll be looking at the top 5 biomarkers you should be looking at if you want to optimize muscle growth for you or your clients. We'd be here for several hours if I went over every single one so we'll cover the big ones including a testosterone panel to serum labs to testing cortisol. Topics include:   - Macros and Potion Focused Industry - Top 5...
Published 04/26/24
Does sleeping with your partner help or hurt when it comes to getting a restorative night's sleep? This topic varies widely depending on who you ask but is there any data or studies that lean one way or another? In today's episode, we'll look at a survey on sleep divorce, discuss attachment style considerations when it comes to co-sleeping, evidence based studies on this topic, and the ultimate hack: bunk beds Step Brother's style. Topics include:   - Does Sleeping With Your Partner Help or...
Published 04/24/24
Is it possible to achieve immorality through anti-aging protocols and spending multiple millions of dollars a year?  Should this even be a desirable goal? In today's episode, I want to breakdown what tech billionaire Bryan Johnson is doing to reverse his aging in what he calls the Blueprint protocol, where his last meal ends at 11am, always sleeps alone, and takes over 100 supplements a day. Do you think he's a genius or crazy? Let me know! Topics include:   - 2 Million Dollars A Year for...
Published 04/22/24
If you've been on Tiktok lately, you might have seen this trend known as "hot girl pills" or "silly girl pills". This trend is glamorizing the use of SSRI's and making it the "cool" thing to do and going so far as demeaning others who aren't taking them. In this episode, I want to breakdown some internal health implications of prolonged use and adaptations of these drugs, reasons for anxiety and depression, examining a 2023 meta-analysis on this topic, and more. Topics include:   - The Hot...
Published 04/19/24
If you've dieted in the past and eventually fell ill at some point, there might be a correlation. In today's episode, we're going to take a look at 3 main considerations when it comes to the effects of dieting on the immune system along with how stress contributes as well. We'll also discuss some specific populations, my personal experience during my first bodybuilding show, and more. Topics include:   - Dieting and the Immune System - FNMS Program - What You’ll Learn In This Episode - 3...
Published 04/17/24