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The data revolution has begun. The knowledge you will gain over your body, your health, your performance, will explode in the next 5 years. Empowering you to make better decisions about your body and get the results you’re looking for, instead of just guessing or following the latest opinion fad in health or fitness or anti-aging. The Quantified Body introduces you to the cutting edge in this trend – wearable devices, biomarkers, the latest lab tests, quantified self protocols, biohacking tactics, n=1 experiments and crowd science.Guests on this show include scientists, lab technicians, practicing physicians, citizen scientists and others with insights and perspectives on data collection and use towards health management and optimization. This show has the mission to hunt down the best, most accurate, most accessible sources of data we can find – that provide the clearest insights – to make better decisions about our bodies – whether it be towards the goals of better health, disease resolution, higher performance or longevity.Find more at http://thequantifiedbody.net

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The data revolution has begun. The knowledge you will gain over your body, your health, your performance, will explode in the next 5 years. Empowering you to make better decisions about your body and get the results you’re looking for, instead of just guessing or following the latest opinion fad in health or fitness or anti-aging. The Quantified Body introduces you to the cutting edge in this trend – wearable devices, biomarkers, the latest lab tests, quantified self protocols, biohacking tactics, n=1 experiments and crowd science.Guests on this show include scientists, lab technicians, practicing physicians, citizen scientists and others with insights and perspectives on data collection and use towards health management and optimization. This show has the mission to hunt down the best, most accurate, most accessible sources of data we can find – that provide the clearest insights – to make better decisions about our bodies – whether it be towards the goals of better health, disease resolution, higher performance or longevity.Find more at http://thequantifiedbody.net

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Not much to add that hasn't already been said. Very interesting and informative. A Must listen.

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iTunes Ratings

94 Ratings
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Excellent

By Bluloo - Jul 08 2019
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Not much to add that hasn't already been said. Very interesting and informative. A Must listen.

Fascinating

By tommie14 - Oct 29 2018
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I need a medical dictionary but am totally involved.Thanks
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The Quantified Body

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The data revolution has begun. The knowledge you will gain over your body, your health, your performance, will explode in the next 5 years. Empowering you to make better decisions about your body and get the results you’re looking for, instead of just guessing or following the latest opinion fad in health or fitness or anti-aging. The Quantified Body introduces you to the cutting edge in this trend – wearable devices, biomarkers, the latest lab tests, quantified self protocols, biohacking tactics, n=1 experiments and crowd science.Guests on this show include scientists, lab technicians, practicing physicians, citizen scientists and others with insights and perspectives on data collection and use towards health management and optimization. This show has the mission to hunt down the best, most accurate, most accessible sources of data we can find – that provide the clearest insights – to make better decisions about our bodies – whether it be towards the goals of better health, disease resolution, higher performance or longevity.Find more at http://thequantifiedbody.net

Rank #1: Dominic D’Agostino: Leveraging Ketone Bodies for Health, Performance and Longevity

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Ketone bodies, whether gained from fasting, keto diets, MCTs or exogenous ketones have many potential applications with benefits ranging from performance, to health, to longevity and mitigating symptoms and risks of certain diseases.

There is growing evidence that ketone bodies, whether they come from fasting, keto diets, MCTs or exogenous ketones have potential applications across many areas from longevity to performance, to health and mitigating some of the risks and symptoms of certain diseases like cancer and neurologically inclined deceases. As such the whole ketone body area is what I call a high leverage area due to the many potential ...

Jun 19 2016

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Rank #2: 7: Jimmy Moore: How to Measure Ketones & Optimize Ketogenic Diets

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The problem with diets is that we think that one diet should be good for everyone. But research and N=1 experiments show that's not the case. Learn about measuring ketones and ketosis to understand how your low carb or high fat diet is really affecting you.

If there is one area of our bodies that is debated to extremes, with literally hundreds of differing strong opinions on it, it's nutrition. For many, beliefs about nutrition and diet are tribal. We put ourselves in different camps and we war agains the other camps. Whether it be paleo, low fat, low carb, ...

Oct 21 2014

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Rank #3: 28: 5 Day Water Fast Results (Self Experiment)

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A walk-through of the 5-day water fast with the tracked results (ketones, glucose, weight) and the practical do's and don'ts to make the most of the experience.
I'm not a fan of cancer. The only people I've lost in memory - my grandfather and other close family - it was cancer that took them. NOT putting an end to the fun of life because of cancer has been a part of my plan since my early 20s.

So after my discussion with Dr. Thomas Seyfried in episode 16 I was looking forward to put his 5 day water fast "cancer insurance ...

Jul 19 2015

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Rank #4: 10: Doug McGuff: Time-Efficient Workouts and How to Optimize Workouts for Strength and Size Gains

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A different philosophy: Leverage highly time efficient workouts to increase strength, build lean mass, promote cardiovascular performance and provide longevity benefits.
In 2009 I found my time getting swallowed up by the demands of my career job while starting my own business on the side and trying to keep to my crossfit workout program (which I dearly loved).

I barely had any time or energy to socialize or get anything else done. More worryingly my performance in my workouts was going down - not up. I found myself getting more and more tired during and after workouts, having to hold ...

Nov 07 2014

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Rank #5: 31: Fast Mimicking Diet (Self Experiment)

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Is the Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD) an easier way to get the benefits from fasting? In this self experiment I tracked lean muscle mass gains, improved metabolism (ketones, glucose), strong regeneration signaling (IGF-1) and a couple of downsides.

Last month I undertook my first 5 day water fast. It is turned out to be a really helpful tool for my health and productivity, so I committed to make it a monthly ritual for 12 months.

With each month the plan was to push the edge a bit to learn more from the experience - refining the approach to the fast with ...

Sep 19 2015

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Rank #6: 42: 10 Day Water Fast Results (Self Experiment)

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Part 3 in our series of Fasting Self-Experiments. In this longer 10 day water fast I tracked results with a broad set of biomarkers (ketones, glucose, weight, hormones and cognitive performance panels).

This is a long post - if that scares you, jump directly to what you're looking for:

Why Do a 10 Day Water Fast? (The health benefits that we're optimizing for)
10 Day Water Fast Results (Weight, metabolism, cognitive performance, hormones)
10 Day Water Fast Experience (Anecdotal thoughts, symptoms, and my post-fast rookie mistake)
The Tracking (Details on all the biomarkers tracked and lab tests used)
Tools & Tactics (Details on the exact ...

Mar 29 2016

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Rank #7: 29: How to Repair Mitochondria with Lipid Replacement – Garth Nicolson PhD

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Mitochondria, the power plants of our body, get damaged through aging and other stressors. Lipid Replacement Therapy (LRT) is a tool being used to repair part of this damage to mitochondrial membranes, and can help people recover and optimize their energy levels.

The mitochondria is often described as the "powerhouse" of the cell and it supplies the energy the body needs to function properly and efficiently.

Previously, we have discussed mitochondria as related to cancer, in episode 16 with Dr. Thomas Seyfried and in episode 3 where Dr. Terry Wahls described mitochondrial health and the link to autoimmune disorders.

This ...

Aug 15 2015

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Rank #8: 17: Dr. Carolyn Dean: The Tricky Art of Testing for and Fixing Magnesium Deficiency

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Micro-nutrient deficiencies are prevalent today, and prevent our biology from functioning optimally by limiting its activity. The most common and most severe micro-nutrient deficiency for most of us is Magnesium.

A hundred years ago we were able to get five hundred milligrams per day of Magnesium. Today we get closer to two hundred milligrams per day because of changes in food nutrient composition and diet that we'll discuss today. The impacts can be subtle and long term, to severe and immediate.

As Magnesium has an important role in over 300 enzymes throughout the body, it can effect performance and health ...

Mar 14 2015

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Rank #9: 22: Bob Troia: N=1 Experiments (Bulletproof Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Blood Glucose Regulation and More)

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Today's episode is about practical tools that we can use to improve our biology and how we can track those results to make sure we are getting the right answers. This episode can serve as an important source of information about N=1 experiments and biohacking.

N=1 experiments involve a single subject and they are entirely capable of providing statistical inferences about the efficacy or side-effects of treatments specifically on that subject alone. The aim of this episode is to provide very practical tips that are really accessible to you. Some of the topics covered are the Bulletproof diet, intermittent fasting, and the impact of oxaloacetate supplements.
"So ...

May 27 2015

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Rank #10: 3: Dr. Terry Wahls: Linking Mitochondrial Health to Autoimmune and Chronic Disease

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Are your autoimmune and chronic health issues driven by mitochondrial damage? Could nutritional and other simple approaches targeting improved mitochondrial function provide the answer to many of our modern day ailments?

When we think about health risk, and reducing it, most of us are thinking about cancer, heart disease and strokes.

Autoimmune and other chronic health conditions aren't top of mind, because they don't tend to get the same attention in the media - and have much smaller research budgets currently.

But if you look at the numbers you are statistically much more likely to face autoimmune problems in your lifetime ...

Aug 28 2014

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Rank #11: 13 Dr. Chris Shade: Quantifying Your Mercury Burden and Detoxification

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Toxins negatively impact our health, longevity and performance in a variety of ways. Today we look at one of the most important toxins all of us are exposed to in today’s environment - mercury. It finds its way into our bodies in many ways: through our dental amalgams, the fish we eat, and vaccines, to name a few. Essentially, we are looking at quantifying your mercury burden and detoxification.

What is the impact on our biology, across the different systems and organs? How do we remove this toxin from our bodies once it’s there, and what data metrics can we ...

Feb 05 2015

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Rank #12: 30: Is Oxaloacetate the Next Big Brain & Anti-Aging Supplement? – Alan Cash

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Oxaloacetate is an important metabolic intermediate in the energy pathway of the mitochondria. Recent case studies support the use of oxaloacetate as a nutritional supplement to help regulate blood glucose levels, potentially support longevity and protect the brain.

Can you get similar beneficial results from a nutritional supplement as you can from a water fast (previously discussed in episode 16 and episode 28)? Oxaloacetate supplements (also discussed in this episode with Bob Troia) are currently being studied for their use in improving blood sugar regulation and potential anti-aging properties.
"...through the clinical trial that was done. We know that 100mg [of ...

Sep 18 2015

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Rank #13: 36: Quantifying Cancer and Reexamining Which Cancers May be Inhibited by Fasts – Gene Fine

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Water fasting or ketogenic therapies may be effective with some cancers, and not with others. Learn about the PET scan and how it can provide insights into whether a cancer is likely to be responsive or not to the water fast tactic we've covered in previous episodes.

In this episode, we return to look at ketosis and water fasts as a tool to help treat cancer. This builds on the previous episodes looking at Ketosis with Jimmy Moore and the impact of water fasts on cancer with Dr. Thomas Seyfried.

In this episode, we dig deeper into the cancer topic looking ...

Oct 27 2015

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Rank #14: 39: Meditation Tech to Increase Focus and Self Awareness (Interaxon’s Muse) – Ariel Garten

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Meditation - ever more popular as studies pile up proving its benefits. However, how do you assure yourself that you gain the same benefits with your meditation practice? Muse Calm is a neurofeedback device that promises accurate feedback on the quality of your meditation.

In this episode we talk about improving your focus and meditation practice with the Muse Calm app. There are many benefits to meditation. Some find that it helps increase their calm. Other benefits include reducing stress, and changing the structure of the brain.

In spite of these benefits, many find it hard to either start or continue ...

Dec 24 2015

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Rank #15: 37: How the Human Microbiome Impacts Health – Dr. Rob Knight

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What defines human microbiome health? The co-founder of American Gut Project discusses the differences we've found in the gut microbiome and how it influences our health. We look at tools and lifestyle choices that have been shown to change the microbiome (for good, and for bad).

Our microbiome plays an important role in our ability to overcome health issues. A healthy biome can make you resilient to these challenges, while a poorly-balanced one can create or worsen health problems. We first talked about the microbiome in Episode 9 with Jessica Richman, and today we are going to dig deeper into ...

Nov 18 2015

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Rank #16: Chris Masterjohn: Fat Soluble Micronutrients Optimization

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Micronutrient status is a foundation of health, performance and chronic disease minimization. This episode looks at how to optimize fat soluble micronutrients status.
In this episode we look at ensuring micronutrient status. Ensuring your body has the building blocks it needs to do what it needs to do. This is an important lever to increasing your health span and current functionality and performance.

Previously we discussed micronutrient status with a focus on magnesium in episode 17 with Dr. Carolyn Dean.

This episode is about fat-soluble micronutrients including vitamin A, D and K. I personally look at micronutrient status as a foundational piece to get covered ...

Jul 23 2016

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Rank #17: 43: Learnings from Continuous Glucose Monitoring (and the Future of Blood Sugar Management Tech) – Tim Omer

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Most of us have non-optimal blood glucose regulation today.The impact? Reduced performance, and reduced longevity. We wrongly assume that it's only diabetics that are exposed to these issues. This episode explores using continuous glucose monitoring and other tech to optimize blood sugar through the eyes of a diabetic self-experimenter.
How can blood sugar regulation and dysregulation be  better understood? Certainly a lot of you are aware and concerned about these topics, if you haven't already been tracking your blood glucose or your ketones through some of the self experiments we have previously done.

There are a lot of lessons on optimization ...

Apr 26 2016

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Rank #18: 44: N=1 Experiment: Using Ketosis to Fight a Brain Tumor

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Putting the body into ketosis and controlling blood glucose levels may prove to be effective therapy against certain cancers. This real case reveals one aggressive self-experimenter who used a combination of the ketogenic diet, fasting and other tools to control his epilepsy and send his brain cancer into remission.
This episode examines the ketogenic diet as a tool to fight against cancer. It is a follow up of the episodes on ketosis and fasting that we have done with Dr. Thomas Seyfried in episode 16, and Gene Fine in episode 36. You definitely should check those out for context before ...

May 08 2016

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Rank #19: Dr. Joon Yun: Heart Rate Variability as a Biomarker of Longevity

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Is Heart Rate Variability the best biomarker of the time to track our longevity? In this episode we look at why HRV may be the best way to track how well you are aging and the bets being placed on it in Silicon Valley to drive innovation in anti-aging and longevity research.

Previously we've looked at using HRV for training and recovery, stress management, and tracking hormesis. If you are new to biohacking, HRV is an easy economical way to start tracking. All one needs is a heart rate strap and phone app.

The activity around HRV in Silicon Valley ...

May 03 2015

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Rank #20: Aubrey De Grey: A Framework to Increase Longevity and End Aging

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A walk-through of a practical framework designed to achieve what most of us believe is impossible - completely eliminate aging. Learn about the 7 ways we age, and how scientists are trying to design tools to repair each one of them.
Today is our first episode on aging. Longevity is a subject close to my heart, and I’ve been following the career of this episode's guest for many years.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a visionary and general strategist in the field of longevity and anti-aging. He applies the concepts of planning, investment, and risk management to the science of aging ...

Feb 13 2015

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52: Rejuvenation Biotech: An Introduction to the State of the Industry – RAADfest

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Rejuvenation biotech is a new industry forming around the theme of life extension technologies. This episode provides a broad look at the state of the industry, its most promising life extension technologies and their potential timelines.
Life extension - this is something I've wanted to spend time on for a while.

In this episode, I interview 5 thought leaders from the life extension movement. Consider this an introduction to the current status of life extension tools and technologies, as we look at most areas with a broad first-look.

You will learn where things are and what the risk profile of those life ...

Apr 21 2019

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Microbiome Labs: How Actionable Are They Today? In the Future?

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Microbiome testing can be confusing: many companies, different technologies and a lack of standards make it hard to get actionable insights from the data. Find out how technologies and labs differ and what information is actionable from today's microbiome tests.
In this episode we continue our discussion of the microbiome that we started in Episode 9 and continued with Episode 37. Today we try to help you navigate the confusing field of microbiome testing companies and discuss the pros and cons of different technologies.

Examples and lessons learned from our own testing will give you an idea of how a microbiome ...

Mar 20 2018

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50: Machine Learning Applied to Functional Medicine – Christopher Kelly & Tommy Wood

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Looking at an example of Machine Learning applied to functional medicine with the goal of helping athletes optimize performance. The question - with the help of artificial intelligence, can a 7-minute questionnaire identify physiological weaknesses and bypass the need to spend money on expensive lab tests?
This episode focuses on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. These topics are massively discussed in investor and entrepreneurial circles, as well as the media in general. There is a trickle of that starting to move into areas of health tech and health data. There is a lot of potential and discussion around what that ...

Aug 25 2017

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49: How Carbohydrate Intolerance Works – Robb Wolf

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What is carbohydrate intolerance? Do each of us have a personal tolerance or intolerance of carbohydrates? Does this also vary by source of carbohydrate? Learn how evolutionary tools may explain appetite regulation and carbohydrate metabolism and offer ways to regain carb tolerance through diet and lifestyle modifications.
In this episode, we explore how carbohydrate intolerance works. We look at the evolutionary template (basically the Paleo template), neuroregulation of appetite, carbohydrate tolerance, insulin resistance and sensitivity, and the factors that drive all of these.
"Once the person is insulin resistant, particularly when they are heading down this road towards prediabetes and potentially diabetes, ...

Apr 30 2017

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Eran Segal & Lihi Segal: Is Your Glucose Metabolism Unique to You?

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Is your glucose metabolism driven by your personal microbiome? Recent research reveals how the microbiome influences blood glucose, weight gain and weight loss. And how the new company, "Day Two", is using microbiome sequencing data to provide personalized nutrition recommendations.

In this episode we discuss how personal your blood glucose response and regulation is. We look at how glucose metabolism can differ from one person to another, and how it differs based on typical measures, such as the hypoglycemic index. Most research studies try to understand what a diet or food does to an average person. But the question is whether ...

Dec 26 2016

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47: Using Supplement Testing Results to Ensure Supplement Efficacy – Neil Thanedar

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Recent investigations have shown supplements to not always contain what they say they do. Or at other times to have unwanted contaminants such as heavy metals. Learn to use 3rd party lab testing to select supplements that contain the active ingredients needed to provide the results you seek.
Sometimes on this show, we discuss using supplements as tools to get desired results. Examples in past episodes included curcumin, activated charcoal, NT factor, Greens powder, oxaloacetate and many others.

I've been aware for a long time that not all supplement products are equal in quality. For instance, if they actually contain as ...

Sep 23 2016

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Chris Masterjohn: Fat Soluble Micronutrients Optimization

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Micronutrient status is a foundation of health, performance and chronic disease minimization. This episode looks at how to optimize fat soluble micronutrients status.
In this episode we look at ensuring micronutrient status. Ensuring your body has the building blocks it needs to do what it needs to do. This is an important lever to increasing your health span and current functionality and performance.

Previously we discussed micronutrient status with a focus on magnesium in episode 17 with Dr. Carolyn Dean.

This episode is about fat-soluble micronutrients including vitamin A, D and K. I personally look at micronutrient status as a foundational piece to get covered ...

Jul 23 2016

Play

Dominic D’Agostino: Leveraging Ketone Bodies for Health, Performance and Longevity

Podcast cover
Read more
Ketone bodies, whether gained from fasting, keto diets, MCTs or exogenous ketones have many potential applications with benefits ranging from performance, to health, to longevity and mitigating symptoms and risks of certain diseases.

There is growing evidence that ketone bodies, whether they come from fasting, keto diets, MCTs or exogenous ketones have potential applications across many areas from longevity to performance, to health and mitigating some of the risks and symptoms of certain diseases like cancer and neurologically inclined deceases. As such the whole ketone body area is what I call a high leverage area due to the many potential ...

Jun 19 2016

Play

44: N=1 Experiment: Using Ketosis to Fight a Brain Tumor

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Putting the body into ketosis and controlling blood glucose levels may prove to be effective therapy against certain cancers. This real case reveals one aggressive self-experimenter who used a combination of the ketogenic diet, fasting and other tools to control his epilepsy and send his brain cancer into remission.
This episode examines the ketogenic diet as a tool to fight against cancer. It is a follow up of the episodes on ketosis and fasting that we have done with Dr. Thomas Seyfried in episode 16, and Gene Fine in episode 36. You definitely should check those out for context before ...

May 08 2016

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43: Learnings from Continuous Glucose Monitoring (and the Future of Blood Sugar Management Tech) – Tim Omer

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Most of us have non-optimal blood glucose regulation today.The impact? Reduced performance, and reduced longevity. We wrongly assume that it's only diabetics that are exposed to these issues. This episode explores using continuous glucose monitoring and other tech to optimize blood sugar through the eyes of a diabetic self-experimenter.
How can blood sugar regulation and dysregulation be  better understood? Certainly a lot of you are aware and concerned about these topics, if you haven't already been tracking your blood glucose or your ketones through some of the self experiments we have previously done.

There are a lot of lessons on optimization ...

Apr 26 2016

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42: 10 Day Water Fast Results (Self Experiment)

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Part 3 in our series of Fasting Self-Experiments. In this longer 10 day water fast I tracked results with a broad set of biomarkers (ketones, glucose, weight, hormones and cognitive performance panels).

This is a long post - if that scares you, jump directly to what you're looking for:

Why Do a 10 Day Water Fast? (The health benefits that we're optimizing for)
10 Day Water Fast Results (Weight, metabolism, cognitive performance, hormones)
10 Day Water Fast Experience (Anecdotal thoughts, symptoms, and my post-fast rookie mistake)
The Tracking (Details on all the biomarkers tracked and lab tests used)
Tools & Tactics (Details on the exact ...

Mar 29 2016

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41: How to Quantify Cardiovascular Fitness – Marco Altini

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A look at how to accurately quantify your cardiovascular fitness in order to optimize endurance sports or your cardiovascular health. Is VO2Max the gold standard? Are the metrics in the current "fitness trackers" useful for this goal?
In this episode we look at different ways to track fitness. Previously we have talked about VO2 max and Heart Rate Variability (HRV), along with the trackers (ex. Fitbits) which are used to quantify such physical activity markers.

This episode highlights difficulties and advances in translating physical activity data into meaningful information. We seek to understand what tracking fitness actually tells you about how fit you ...

Feb 25 2016

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40: Quantifying Heart Disease Risk and Reducing Plaques in Your Arteries

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Heart disease affects 50% of the U.S. population in their lifetime. Learn how to accurately quantify your personal heart disease status and risk, and if necessary, take clear actions to reduce that risk by eliminating plaque in the arteries.
This episode presents an in depth look at heart disease because this is one of the most likely things to shorten our lifespan. We focus on the key topic of quantifying your real heart disease risk.

One in three deaths in the United States are caused by cardiovascular disease. Even worse, one of out two Americans will suffer some form of heart ...

Jan 20 2016

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39: Meditation Tech to Increase Focus and Self Awareness (Interaxon’s Muse) – Ariel Garten

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Meditation - ever more popular as studies pile up proving its benefits. However, how do you assure yourself that you gain the same benefits with your meditation practice? Muse Calm is a neurofeedback device that promises accurate feedback on the quality of your meditation.

In this episode we talk about improving your focus and meditation practice with the Muse Calm app. There are many benefits to meditation. Some find that it helps increase their calm. Other benefits include reducing stress, and changing the structure of the brain.

In spite of these benefits, many find it hard to either start or continue ...

Dec 24 2015

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38: Can Genetic Testing Give Us Precision Health? – Michael Nova

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What is genetic testing able to do and not do with current services? We talk with one of the top genetic lab services to understand how technologies differ in accuracy and where it is working, where it is not yet ready and why.
In this episode we look at the impact that genetics has on our health and wellness. With rapid discoveries in epigenetics, the picture isn’t as clear as when we thought genetics was everything. Epigenetic factors regulate which parts of our genetic blueprints are actually active and working for us at a given time.

As previously covered throughout ...

Dec 03 2015

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37: How the Human Microbiome Impacts Health – Dr. Rob Knight

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What defines human microbiome health? The co-founder of American Gut Project discusses the differences we've found in the gut microbiome and how it influences our health. We look at tools and lifestyle choices that have been shown to change the microbiome (for good, and for bad).

Our microbiome plays an important role in our ability to overcome health issues. A healthy biome can make you resilient to these challenges, while a poorly-balanced one can create or worsen health problems. We first talked about the microbiome in Episode 9 with Jessica Richman, and today we are going to dig deeper into ...

Nov 18 2015

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36: Quantifying Cancer and Reexamining Which Cancers May be Inhibited by Fasts – Gene Fine

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Water fasting or ketogenic therapies may be effective with some cancers, and not with others. Learn about the PET scan and how it can provide insights into whether a cancer is likely to be responsive or not to the water fast tactic we've covered in previous episodes.

In this episode, we return to look at ketosis and water fasts as a tool to help treat cancer. This builds on the previous episodes looking at Ketosis with Jimmy Moore and the impact of water fasts on cancer with Dr. Thomas Seyfried.

In this episode, we dig deeper into the cancer topic looking ...

Oct 27 2015

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35: Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback as a Tool to Reduce Stress – Richard Gevirtz

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An in-depth look at using heart rate variability biofeedback with slow breathing to reduce stress, enhance athletic performance and provide therapeutic support for some chronic health issues.

Heart rate variability biofeedback is being used primarily to reset the nervous system and thus as an antidote to different types of stressors. These include modern-day chronic stress, aka the all-time-on syndrome, or infections or other problems in our lives.

In this episode we compare the use of breathing techniques to other tools like meditation to improve HRV (Heart Rate Variability), and the use of biofeedback to optimize the benefits.

Biofeedback enables us ...

Oct 10 2015

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34: High Impact Endurance Upgrades – Ben Greenfield

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A look at a collection of high impact endurance tools and tactics - and the top biomarkers to watch for optimization. Vetted by an endurance athlete with years of experiments and competitions behind him.

Today's episode is about endurance training and using high-impact tools to get the most out of it. We look at self-tracking in diet and exercise when aiming to optimize your body to perform at peak capacity.

We discuss factors playing a role in improving endurance through a healthy progression. What self-quantifying strategies are useful for tracking overall performance and health?

This episode features actionable takeaways on dealing ...

Sep 23 2015

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33: How to Know What Improves Your Mental Performance (in Only a Few Minutes per Day) – Yoni Donner

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We strive for the best mental performance but how do you know if your routines (sleep patterns, coffee habits, etc.) are helping or hurting? The Quantified Mind is a web-based project that allows you to quickly check your cognitive function in a few minutes.

In previous episodes, we have discussed and identified ways to improve our mental performance. Most recently, we explored Brain Training with Adrian Owen in episode 27. Many people try to improve their cognitive function with interventions such as caffeine, Nootropics, and different sleep patterns to try and improve clarity of thoughts and performance of the mind.

How ...

Sep 21 2015

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By Bluloo - Jul 08 2019
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Not much to add that hasn't already been said. Very interesting and informative. A Must listen.

Fascinating

By tommie14 - Oct 29 2018
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I need a medical dictionary but am totally involved.Thanks