Episodes
Would you like to live to be 200? While this may seem fanciful, we are now getting glimpses of how this may actually come about. As our guest, Sergey Young, describes, we should consider the actions we can take today as being a “longevity bridge”, allowing us to be in position to take advantage of the incredible emerging technologies in this field as they appear in the years to come.
Published 07/26/21
In our discussions in recent years about Alzheimer's disease, certainly one dietary recommendation seems to gain the spotlight: the Ketogenic Diet. Now, I'm excited to report that an actual interventional trial using the Ketogenic diet in Alzheimer's patients has been completed and has demonstrated quite remarkable results. The study demonstrated significant improvement in a variety of parameters in Alzheimer's patients who were placed on a ketogenic diet in comparison to their standard diet.
Published 07/12/21
Glyphosate, the herbicide in products like Roundup, has been touted as being a safe way to rid crops of pesky weeds. Every year,150,000 tons of glyphosate are sprayed onto American crops. This chemical makes its way into the water we drink, the products we consume, and even the air we breathe. Researchers have concluded that, glyphosate may well be responsible or at least contributory for a vast array of human ailments, from autism to dementia to autoimmune disease, and so many more.
Published 06/28/21
Everything you do and everything you experience affect the fabric of your brain and dictate your brain’s fate. What you eat, what you think, how well you sleep, how you feel emotionally, your level of physical activity, and how well the rest of the systems in your body function all affect your brain’s biology. Brain Weaver, the subject of our podcast today, invites you to achieve optimal brain health by successfully weaving together a tapestry of your bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions.
Published 06/14/21
Metabolic function is the central player for the entire body as it relates to health, disease resistance, and longevity. It is absolutely essential that we maintain normal blood glucose levels. Today, we are going to explore new technology, the continuous glucose monitor (CGM), with our guest Casey Means, MD. She is the founder of Levels, which uses data from CGM monitoring devices to allow us to fully understand the effects of our lifestyle choices, as referenced by our blood sugar levels.
Published 05/31/21
By and large, pediatric COVID patients do really well. On rare occasion however, they can develop something called multisystem inflammatory syndrome of children (MIS-C), which can involve multiple systems throughout the body. A small number of children with MIS-C will experience involvement of the nervous system. This can involve not only the central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord, but also the peripheral nervous system which means the nerves.
Published 05/17/21
The notion that what we choose to eat and the amount of exercise we get, in terms of influencing the brain, until recently, has been kept off the table. Fortunately, there are dedicated researchers around the country, making it very clear that we are the architects of our brain’s future. Today, we speak with Doctors Ayesha and Dean Sherzai, authors of an amazing new book entitled The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution. It is without question the most user-friendly book dedicated to brain health to...
Published 05/10/21
Dr. Robert Lustig talks about his new book METABOLICAL, addressing nutrition, food science, and global health, and explaining how by focusing on real food we can reverse chronic disease and promote longevity. Weaving together the interconnected strands of nutrition, disease, medicine, environment, and society, METABOLICAL provides the scientific bases for a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them: 
Published 05/03/21
How Are We to Interpret the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans? The United States government recently issued its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Unfortunately, as you will see, these guidelines are profoundly insufficient as they relate to nutrition. In fact, the diet that is recommended is designed only for healthy people. This is a one-size-fits-all diet that does not reflect the diversity of our country in terms of race, culture, and importantly, variations in metabolic health.
Published 04/26/21
Dr. Ankur Kalra is an interventional cardiologist. As such, he literally holds the destiny of his patients in terms of life or death, in his hands, on a daily basis. And he has used these experiences as the basis for a book of poetry, Ibadah, that explores meaning, the role of servitude, love, and loss.
Published 04/19/21
How does SARS-CoV-2 reach the brain? This is actually a critically important question for which we now have meaningful answers. In this podcast, I have the honor of interviewing Dr. Frank Heppner. His research uses electron microscopy to visualize intact coronavirus particles in the human brain. We now know that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease but can affect various other parts of the body including the gastrointestinal system as well as the nervous system.
Published 04/16/21
It has been estimated that some 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. As such, we have become all too familiar with things like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and multiple sclerosis, to name a few. On our program today we are going to speak with Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish. Dr. Phillips and his patient, Dana Parish, reveal the role that chronic underlying infections, like Lyme disease, may play as it relates to autoimmune conditions.
Published 04/06/21
How well we age is actually something we can control. We are learning that there are correlations between aging, in other words how long we remain healthy versus suffering from some chronic disease, and the length of the ends of our DNA called telomeres. Dr. Elissa Epel, co-author of The Telomere Effect with Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn, joins us today. Dr. Epel is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at University of California, San...
Published 03/30/21
These days, probably the number one topic of conversation in the health world is immunity. So, it’s very timely that Dr. James DiNicolantonio published his new book The Immunity Fix, which explores the notion that we can have a huge impact on the functionality of our immune systems based on the choices we make every day. He talks about the role of nutrition and the threat of deficiency of various trace minerals, as well as why the balance of immune function is particularly relevant in COVID-19.
Published 03/15/21
Our world today has certainly become far more chaotic than we had anticipated. As such, it becomes challenging to avoid toxic threatening thoughts and downstream manifestations like depression or anxiety. But we don’t have to settle into this mental mess as if it is just our “new normal.” Today we spend time with my good friend Dr. Caroline Leaf, author of the new book Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess – Five Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reducing Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking.
Published 03/02/21
Your brain is always listening and responding to a large number of hidden influences, and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sabotage your health. My good friend Dr. Daniel Amen calls these influences “dragons” in his new book Your Brain Is Always Listening, and with good reason as he explains. Importantly, this book will teach you to tame the dragons and regain what, for many, has been so elusive, especially these days.
Published 02/25/21
There is so much discussion these days about intermittent fasting, time restricted eating, and caloric restriction. There is robust research data that supports the health benefits of these practices. Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world. The topic of our discussion is Dr. Cole’s new book Intuitive Fasting, which describes how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace.
Published 02/22/21
Beyond bench research in longevity science, thought leaders are doing their part to facilitate the science and bring attention to this burgeoning discipline. One pivotal player in this arena is my good friend Sergey Young. Sergey is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least one billion people. He founded the $100M Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all.
Published 02/15/21
Some 30 years ago I attended a medical conference and heard a presentation by Dr. Alan Gaby. Truthfully, this event marked a turning point in my career destiny for reasons that we touch upon in this interview. He was in private practice for 19 years, specializing in nutritional medicine. In 2010, Dr. Gaby completed a 30-year project: the textbook Nutritional Medicine. Nutritional Medicine is a foundational cornerstone and should be on the desk of every healthcare practitioner, in my opinion.
Published 02/08/21
Food allergies are an ever increasing problem in our world. The problem can be life-threatening and certainly life-changing for as many as 11% of our population. A world leader on the topic of food allergy, Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, explains to us what food allergies are all about in terms of their causation, their increasing prevalence, how to handle them on a daily basis, and what the future looks like for developing therapies. Dr. Nadeau is the author of the terrific book The End of Food Allergy.
Published 02/05/21
Fair to say that we all assume that aging is inevitable. In reality however, there is no biological law that says we must age. Dr. David Sinclair believes that aging is related to a breakdown of information. David A. Sinclair, PhD, AO is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and is the author of Lifespan: Why We Age–and Why We Don’t Have To. His research on resveratrol, NAD, and reprogramming to reverse aging, hailed as major scientific breakthroughs, are topics we discuss together.
Published 01/24/21
Wim Hof, a.k.a. “The Iceman," holds 26 world records for his feats of endurance and exposure to cold. His newest book, The Wim Hof Method-Activate Your Full Human Potential, is the subject of our time together today. I am certain you will not only be entertained, but empowered as well. Wim will provide some really important information that relates to our ability to gain control over parts of our physiology that were heretofore considered inaccessible – like immune function.
Published 01/17/21
Tana Amen, author of the new book The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child, takes us through how her terrifying childhood of abandonment and abuse, numerous battles with cancer and depression, and a never-ending fight to be valued for more than her outward appearance conspired to rob her of a voice—and the healthy future she deserved. She reveals how she found her voice, safety, and developed habits that she will share with you today to be mentally and physically strong as we enter 2021.
Published 01/04/21
The term “long-haul COVID” has entered our lexicon in relationship to this infectious disease. An article recently appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled "Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19" authored by Carlos del Rio, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. del Rio joins us to discuss these health consequences in terms of their frequency, mechanisms, and possible therapeutics.
Published 12/18/20
It’s a fact – we are all aging. But we can choose to age well, meaning we can make lifestyle choices that will open the door for us to live in a way that doesn’t equate our chronological age to our physical age. Now recognized as a vocal pioneer of integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. In his new book, Dr. Lipman hones in on what matters for keeping ourselves healthy, active, and vibrant.
Published 12/16/20