The Best-Ever Protein Explainer featuring Prof. Stuart Phillips and Leslie Beck, RD
Eat Move Think with Shaun Francis
How much protein do you need if you’re trying to lose weight but also retain, or even build, muscle mass? What’s better—plant- or animal-based protein? Why is protein so key in preventing sarcopenia, or age-related decline in strength? And, is it possible to consume too much protein? In a special feature interview with protein expert Stuart Phillips of McMaster University, guest host Leslie Beck, Medcan’s director of food and nutrition and the Globe and Mail’s nutrition columnist, tackles these questions and more. [This episode originally aired in August 2020.] Episode 80 webpage. LINKS Leslie Beck on Twitter @LeslieBeckRD. Stuart Phillips on Twitter @mackinprof. And here’s his bio at McMaster University. Protein Calculators: How much protein do you need each day? Lots of protein calculators are out there. FitnessVolt.com has one that takes into account your weight, height and activity level, and provides you with a range of values. Click here. Some of Prof. Stuart Phillips best-known authored or co-authored papers: IOC Consensus Statement: Dietary Supplements and the High-Performance Athlete Ingestion of whey hydrolysate, casein, or soy protein isolate: effects on mixed muscle protein synthesis at rest and following resistance exercise in young men The NY Times Well Blog write-up of Phillips’ “boot camp” study that demonstrated the role of high-protein intake in gaining muscle mass while still losing weight. Prof. Phillips’ 2020 coauthored paper: Of sound mind and body: Exploring the diet-strength interaction in healthy aging. INSIGHTS Why do you hear so much about protein compared to other macronutrients? There are a few reasons, Phillips says. First, protein is the most satiating macronutrient—if you eat an equal amount of carbs, fat and protein, it’s the protein that will leave you feeling most satisfied, which means you’ll eat less and it will take longer for you to get hungry again. Second, protein is key to muscle development and strength, and eating protein is important to retaining lean muscle mass while you lose weight. Finally, protein consumption becomes more important as you age because getting enough of it is a key way to fight off sarcopenia, or age-related muscle decline. [05:30] If you’re doing resistance training two or three times a week and looking to retain strength while losing fat, you should be aiming to consume between 0.5 to 0.7 grams of protein per day for every pound you weigh—so someone who, for example, weighs 180 pounds should aim for up to 130 grams of protein everyday, divided between your meals. (That breaks down into 43 grams of protein per meal if you’re eating three meals a day.) This can easily be done at dinner with a chicken breast, some broccoli and baked potato, but gets harder if you’re just having a bowl of cereal at breakfast. In that case, Phillips says, “you need to do something to your meal to get up to that level.” [07:10, 18:40] More is not necessarily better when it comes to protein. According to Phillips’ research, eating more than 0.7 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight per day won’t provide much benefit to anyone besides hardcore bodybuilders. The science suggests the body just can’t absorb any more. The good news is that most people can consume the protein they need simply through their regular eating patterns, without having to supplement protein levels. If you want protein but are really looking to control your calories, then supplements are great, Phillips says. “But if you’re judicious in the way you plan your food and the way you eat, then it’s really easily achievable.” [20:10] It’s a common belief that we should consume protein before a weight workout, but, as it turns out, there’s no evidence to prove that this is helpful. “The analogy I like to give—and it applies to a lot of things—is that protein makes your muscles become more like a sponge and more able to absorb nutrients,” Phillips says. “So the time when you’re more sensitive to the impact of the nutrition is always post-workout.” Phillips used to believe that it was optimal to consume protein immediately after a workout, and the “anabolic window” for protein consumption is open for about a day after the workout. [21:32] So when it comes to maintaining muscle mass—which is important for healthy aging—what’s better: plant or animal protein? Well, if you’re active and consuming those 0.6-0.7 grams of protein per pound, it doesn’t really matter. Phillips notes that a lot of animal-sourced protein, like eggs or dairy, tend to be nutrient rich, so when you consume those items you’re also consuming a lot of other nutrients your body needs, like iron or calcium. But so long as you're mindful of where your nutrients are coming from, there’s no reason you can’t follow, say, a vegan diet and still get everything you need. [26:10]
For today’s episode, Ben and Mike are joined by Dr. Stuart Phillips, a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) and the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research, and Lab Lead for the Exercise Metabolism Research Group. Stuart's research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition. Stuart believes that a little bit of exercise is better than no exercise, and aims to encourage more physical activity in older adults. He has more than 24,000 career citations, and 220 original scientific research and review papers. The theme of this discussion is skeletal muscle. You’ll be hearing about building muscle mass, physical activity, some myths involved in the realm of muscle hypertrophy, and the show finishes off with a big discussion on sarcopenia. No matter the populations you may be working with in a clinical or strength setting, you’ll learn something useful from this episode. Intro song credit: Warm Nights by Lakey Inspired
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The Genius Life
Stuart Phillips is the Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. In 2018 and 2019, he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as being in the top one percent of all cited researchers in nutrition and exercise research. Full show notes: https://maxlugavere.com/podcast/178-stuart-phillips Subscribe to The Genius Life on YouTube! http://youtube.com/maxlugavere
#308-Dr. Stuart Phillips: How Does Protein Relate To Disease? (4 of 4)
I conclude this excellent 4-part series with Dr. Stuart Phillips with this week's episode. This time, we discuss how protein is potentially associated with the acid-ash hypothesis, kidney failure, correlations with cancer and the potential roles it can and has played with COVID-19. A very special thanks again to Dr. Stuart for partaking in the series with me. Stay tuned next week for an all new 4-part series. To learn more about Dr. Stuart's work: www.twitter.com/mackinprof www.instagram.com/mackinprof www.facebook.com/SMPHH.d To learn more about your host: www.jasonleenaarts.com www.revfittherapy.com www.facebook.com/jason.leenaarts www.instagram.com/jasonleenaarts You can also like our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/revolutionaryou To purchase my book, "A Revolution A Day": www.amzn.to/2R9Larx
#307-Dr. Stuart Phillips: Protein, Training and The Aging Individual (3 of 4)
Dr. Stuart Phillips is back this week as we continue with Part 3 in a 4-Part series. This week, we tackle the role of protein and resistance training with regard to the aging individual. We discuss why protein needs differ as we age, considerations between genders and gender related differences with aging, why resistance training remains so important as we get older and diet philosophies which can help us live our best lives beyond youth. To learn more about Dr. Stuart's work: www.twitter.com/mackinprof www.instagram.com/mackinprof www.facebook.com/SMPPH.d To learn more about your host: www.jasonleenaarts.com www.revfittherapy.com www.facebook.com/jason.leenaarts www.instagram.com/jasonleenaarts You can also like our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/revolutionaryou To purchase my book, "A Revolution A Day": www.amzn.to/2R9Larx
#306-Dr. Stuart Phillips: The Roles Of Protein With Exercise (2 of 4)
I am back with Part 2 of this 4-part series with Dr. Stuart Phillips. We continue our conversation on protein after last week's primer episode with the roles protein can play in exercise. In this episode, we talk about nutrient timing, considerations for smaller or larger doses of protein at one time, how and if the type of exercise you do is affected by protein intake, considerations for whole food sources versus supplementation, and how the type of training you do correlates with muscle protein synthesis. To learn more about Dr. Stuart's work: www.twitter.com/mackinprof www.instagram.com/mackinprof www.facebook.com/SMPPh.d To learn more about your host: www.jasonleenaarts.com www.revfittherapy.com www.facebook.com/jason.leenaarts www.instagram.com/jasonleenaarts You can also like our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/revolutionaryou To purchase my book, "A Revolution A Day": www.amzn.to/2R9Larx
Muscle and Protein with Prof. Stuart Phillips! 071
Boundless Body Radio
An interview with a legend! Professor Stuart Phillips is an absolute expert in all things related to the importance of muscle. He has published literally hundreds of papers on the topic, has won several awards for his research, and has made appearances on stages, interviews, and podcasts all over the world. In this episode we learn why muscle mass is so important, especially as we age, the importance of exercise and strength training, and the importance of nutrition and protein consumption! Prof. Stu Phillips knows his stuff, and graciously shares his wisdom on our show, and we are so grateful that he took the time to talk to us today!Find Professor Stuart Phillips at-TW- @macinprofIG- @macinprof
Why Muscle, Our Neglected Organ, Is The Key To Healthy Aging with Dr. Chris Rinsch and Dr. Stuart Phillips
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
Why Muscle, Our Neglected Organ, Is The Key To Healthy Aging | This episode is brought to you by PaleovalleyWhen it comes to longevity, the goal isn’t just to live as long as possible. The true objective is to live as vibrantly and energetically as possible, for as long as possible. So how exactly do we do this?On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Dr. Chris Rinsch and Dr. Stuart Phillips about the role of mitochondria in aging, and how we can use various compounds that are found in plants to upregulate our biology and increase not just our lifespan, but more importantly our healthspan.Dr. Chris Rinsch is the co-founder and CEO of Amazentis, an innovative life science company dedicated to employing breakthrough research and clinical science to bring advanced therapeutic nutrition products to life. Dr. Rinsch has authored original publications in leading scientific journals, including Nature Medicine, Gene Therapy and others, for his research on Urolithin A, mitochondrial health, and cell and gene therapy. He is also an inventor on a number of internationally filed and granted patents. Dr. Rinsch holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Lausanne, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Stuart Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips has authored more than 220 original research papers and 90 reviews. In 2018 and 2019, he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as a being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition and exercise research. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. Right now, Paleovalley is offering my listener's 15% off your entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal.Here are more of the details from our interview: The role of mitochondria and muscle function in healthy aging and longevity (4:20)Why skeletal muscle is somewhat neglected in medicine ( 6:37)Improving muscle mass and function as we age (7:13)How mitochondrial function impacts heart, brain, and other tissue (10:48)Renewing mitochondria through mitophagy (15:33)Amazentis’ research on pomegranates and how it lead to an understanding of urolithin A’s effect on mitochondrial function (18:52)How the gut microbiome interacts with the compounds in the food we eat (23:57)Increasing the energy level inside the cells for optimal muscle function (27:16)The research on, and development of, Mitopure Urolithin, Amazentis’ proprietary product, and how it affects mitochondrial function (29:24)Boosting muscle health and function as we age (41:26)Learn more about Amazentis at https://www.amazentis.com/.Learn more about Timeline Nutrition and take advantage of their exclusive offer for a 2 month plan of Mitopure for $200 at www.timelinenutrition.com/drhymanFollow Timeline Nutrition on IG @timelinenutrition, on Facebook @TimelineNutrition on FB , at on Twitter @UrolithinA. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Stuart Phillips: Boosting physical strength as we age
Live Long and Master Aging
A key pillar of human longevity is our ability to remain physically strong and active as we age. Frailty is an all-too-familiar downside of growing old. But there is much we can do to slow down and even reverse the process that leads to the weakening of our limbs. In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, we delve into the latest clinical discoveries that could help us stay strong and vital for much longer. Prof. Stuart Phillips, director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, explains how laboratory research into mitochondrial health is being applied to human physiology. Dr. Phillips is a member of the advisory board of Amazentis, the Swiss life science company, which has partnered with the LLAMA podcast to produce this episode. This episode of the LLAMA podcast is brought to you in association with Amazentis, a Swiss life science company, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition, under its Timeline brand.Published: October 6, 2020 - 3:21PM PTRecorded: July 7, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.In this interview we cover:PACE - a a community access exercise facility for special populations over the age of 55The impact a period of muscular disuse has on the body Why Covid has had such a marked effect on older people through inactivity The classic image of the older, retired person and why the notion of aging being associated with a decline in our physical functions is being challenged. Pursuing a goal of aging as healthily as we can for as long as we can.Understanding the phenomenon of SarcopeniaThe condition known as frailty. Ten thousand steps per day - why that number? Type II diabetes and psychical activity.Working with Amazentis to explore the benefits of Mitopure, a pure form urolithin A, in humans.Making the connection between research in laboratory animals and humans."Lifestyles that give meaning to life.The protein question - how much and what kind? The declining immune system with aging. Why is exercise king and nutrition queen? Is there a recipe for good exercise? Why do we run marathons?The power of walking Spreading the message of healthy aging through social mediaThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.