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#12 - How Your Body Turns Food Into Energy

The Meta Health Podcast

Release Date: 12/08/2021

#20 - Glucose Variability: An Essential Metabolic Metric show art #20 - Glucose Variability: An Essential Metabolic Metric

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Glucose variability (GV) is an important metric that expands upon the current limited application of fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C. In this episode we'll discuss: The limitations of A1C and fasting blood glucose What is GV and why it matters? How GV is related to inflammation and chronic disease Glucose dipping and its connection to weight gain Defining an optimal range for GV  

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#19 - Rethinking Hemoglobin A1C and Are You Truly Prediabetic? show art #19 - Rethinking Hemoglobin A1C and Are You Truly Prediabetic?

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The hemoglobin A1C is a useful, yet imperfect glycemic marker which we'll explore further in this episode where we discuss: The origins of the glycohemoglobin test (aka A1C) The flaws of A1C testing and why you may not be prediabetic Insulin resistant markers that should accompany A1C testing The impact of ethnicity on A1C testing An exciting new metric that may be superior to the A1C test

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#18 - Multiethnic Metabolism and Heart Disease Risk show art #18 - Multiethnic Metabolism and Heart Disease Risk

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There are significant ethnicity-specific differences in metabolism and heart disease risk that are not often discussed. In this episode we cover: A brief overview of insulin resistance (IR) and the renin angiotensin system (aka RAS) How IR and RAS present in major ethnic groups like African Americans, Asians (including South Asians), Hispanics, etc. My simplistic model for categorizing IR to better explain ethnic risk Ethnic-specific lifestyle changes to improve metabolism and reduce heart disease risk

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#17 - Blood Pressure, Body Fat, and Sodium show art #17 - Blood Pressure, Body Fat, and Sodium

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I'm going to explain the interaction between blood pressure, body fat, and sodium by explaining the all important RAAS (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system). Understanding this system can help you optimize blood pressure, heart, and overall vascular health. We'll discuss the following: Understanding how RAAS works How body fat interacts with RAAS Why sodium is not the root cause of high blood pressure The connection between insulin resistance and RAAS Lifestyle measures to effectively reduce blood pressure 

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#16 - Getting Your Body to Burn Fat show art #16 - Getting Your Body to Burn Fat

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Understanding the mechanism behind how your body stores and burns fat (aka lipolysis) will help you incorporate lifestyle strategies to help you lose excess body fat.  In this episode we discuss: The science of burning body fat  Different types of body fat based on color and location Teaching your body to burn excess fat through thermogenesis Multiple lifestyle strategies to enhance fat loss

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#15 - Science of Muscle Growth and Optimal Protein Intake show art #15 - Science of Muscle Growth and Optimal Protein Intake

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Muscles are a key organ for longevity, yet the majority of patients I see in my clinic suffer metabolically, physically, and even mentally from a lack of optimal muscle strength. In this episode I discuss:

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#14 - Why Everyone Should Experience Ketosis Regardless of their Diet show art #14 - Why Everyone Should Experience Ketosis Regardless of their Diet

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Ketogenic diets are commonly associated with meat-based diets, but this misconception isolates individuals from accessing this precious metabolic state. In this episode I discuss the following:

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#13 - Exploring Envy, The Forbidden Emotion show art #13 - Exploring Envy, The Forbidden Emotion

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Envy is an emotion very few people like to talk about, but that simmers inside so many of us.  I talk about envy openly in this episode and discuss the following:

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#12 - How Your Body Turns Food Into Energy show art #12 - How Your Body Turns Food Into Energy

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In this episode I use 4 key coenzymes along with storytelling and visualization to help you understand energy metabolism.  We'll weave in James Bond's Casino Royale and introduce a "RAP" to help you become a metabolic whiz.  Topics include:

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#11 - Molecular Basis for Why Plant and Paleo Diets Can Work show art #11 - Molecular Basis for Why Plant and Paleo Diets Can Work

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In this episode I do my best to provide an objective, science-based mechanism for how plant-based and paleo-type diets can be effective in reversing insulin resistance.  I cover the following:

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In this episode I use 4 key coenzymes along with storytelling and visualization to help you understand energy metabolism.  We'll weave in James Bond's Casino Royale and introduce a "RAP" to help you become a metabolic whiz.  Topics include:

  • Mitochondria refresher 
  • Introducing the 4 key coenzymes
  • Major metabolic processes that produce energy
  • The role of B vitamins in metabolism
  • Cutting edge longevity molecules and supplements