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Pushing the limits - the show that gets deep into the psyche of limit pushers from all walks of life. Out the box thinker, elite athlete, successful entrepreneurs, social change innovators, scientists and more. Cutting to the chase to find out what makes them so successful, how they did it, what the…

Lisa Tamati


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    How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works as a Panacea with Dr Jason Sonners

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 70:03

    No matter what specialised diet or treatment you undergo, we are all affected by aging and oxidative stress. In the medical field, treatments are widely reactive and target specific things like infections. However, health is more than just counteracting sickness — it should also be about helping our body regenerate!  There is now emerging research about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its ability to help with sickness and improve general health. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not a cure-all miracle, however, it can help supply our bodies with the oxygen they need to repair and heal themselves!  In this episode, Dr Jason Sonners tackle common misconceptions about oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr Jason discusses oxidative stress and what can make it positive or negative for our bodies. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may not be widely used in hospitals, but the emerging research surrounding it shows incredible results. Take your health into your own hands and discover how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve your health! If you want to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy works, then this episode is for you! Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and are rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Learn how hyperbaric oxygen therapy works as a panacea, and why it's different from simply breathing in oxygen.  Discover the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how it can serve as positive oxidative stress to our bodies.  Understand the future of hyperbaric oxygen therapy research and how there's growing study into its applications and synergy with different therapies. Resources If you would like more information on purchasing or renting hyperbaric chambers please contact Lisa on lisa@lisatamati.com and she can advise you further. Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Hyperbaric Environment: Oxygen and Cellular Damage versus Protection Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - Discussion between Dr Jason Sonners & Dr Mercola from the Take Control of Your Health podcast  Oxygen Under Pressure by Dr Jason Sonners Check out previous Pushing the Limit episodes:  Episode 230 - Exploring Ari of the Possible with Dr Joe Dituri  Episode 227 - Fighting Cancer and Other Diseases Using the Ketogenic Diet with Dr Dominic D'Agostino  Episode 170 - Search for the Perfect Amino Protein and Why So Many of Us are Deficient with Dr David Minkoff  Episode 116 - AMA with Dom D'Agostino, PhD, Part I of II: Ketogenic diet, exogenous ketones, and exercise Episode 120 – AMA with Dom D'Agostino, PhD, Part II of II: Ketosis for cancer and chronic disease, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and the effect of ketosis on female health  Connect with Dr Jason: Website I NJ HBOT Center I Youtube I Email (drjasonsonners@hbotusa.com) Episode Highlights [02:53] Introduction to Dr Jason Dr Jason's background is in exercise physiology, chiropractic and nutrition.  When he got a herniated disc, he was confident in his and his wife's abilities to help him recover. However, it did not fully heal even after 18 months.  Dr Jason then happened to attend a chiropractic conference and discovered hyperbaric chambers. He took sessions for four days and immediately saw improvement. His experience made him want to better understand hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  [07:04] How Hyperbaric is Growing Despite its impact and effectiveness, hyperbaric is not widely used in hospitals.  Dr Jason explains this is largely because of politics and insurance. There's also a myth that oxygen is dangerous.  The medical profession typically uses antibiotics to heal wounds, but antibiotics focus on reducing infection risks and do not improve the healing response.  Typically, doctors and insurance companies do not bring access and awareness to hyperbaric. It's typically the patient.  Because of a large interest in hyperbaric, Dr Jason was able to set up 30 hyperbaric clinics last year.  [14:14] How Hyperbaric Acts as a Panacea Dr Jason emphasises that hyperbaric therapy does not cure anything, but it can help with general wellness since your cells use oxygen to make energy.  Even if you're 100% saturated with oxygen, it does not mean that you have the oxygen needed to heal or fuel certain systems.  In the full episode, Dr Jason explains how we never have a surplus of oxygen for regeneration.  Hyperbaric therapy can create a reservoir of oxygen in our bodies and improve oxygen absorption to feed the tissues that need it. The reservoir is used over a 10-hour period.  Hyperbaric chambers put oxygen under pressure, compressing the molecules until they're small enough to dissolve into tissues.  [20:36] How Oxygen and Pressure Works  When you go above sea level, it becomes harder to breathe.  This is not because there's less oxygen, but because of how pressure forces oxygen into your circulation.  Every time you breathe, red blood cells pick up oxygen molecules and take them where they're needed.  With hyperbarics, oxygen dissolves at a faster rate than the capacity of red blood cells. Oxygen then stays in the liquid.  Red blood cells cannot bring oxygen to damaged tissues, however, hyperbaric allows them access as it produces an excess of oxygen in the liquid. [23:01] Short-term and Long-term Benefits of Hyperbarics  Our cells use food to create NAD and oxidized NAD becomes the fuel for our cells. Hyperbarics helps increase oxidation and, therefore, more fuel or ATP production.  Long-term benefits of hyperbaric include immune system upregulation, stem cell release, angiogenesis, and rebuilding of blood vessels.  [25:48] Is There Such a Thing as Getting Out Too Quickly?  When divers get out of water too quickly, the danger is not from the oxygen but from nitrogen. Too much nitrogen can block blood vessels and choke arteries.  The level of nitrogen depends on how deep a hyperbaric chamber is. However, most hyperbaric environments do not contain nitrogen.  Dr Jason shares that leaving a hyperbaric chamber makes the body think it's becoming hypoxic, but it's not actual hypoxia.  This state drives the angiogenesis growth factors.  [30:39] Differences Between Short and Long Hyperbaric Sessions When working with athletes, Dr Jason uses short 20–30 minute sessions to give a boost.  The hyperbaric chamber puts you in a parasympathetic state in which your body slows down, relaxes, and heals.  Doing hyperbaric at night can help people sleep better.  Dr Jason shares that around 30% of people get stimulated instead after doing hyperbaric, so he recommends these people do hyperbaric in the morning.  [32:50] What Can Hyperbaric Help With?  Dr Jason shares that hyperbaric research is still in progress and may not provide in-depth insights into certain conditions.  Hyperbaric therapy works for necrotizing fasciitis and gangrene. Hyperbaric therapy helps to reduce microbe activity and breaks down biofilms that anaerobic organisms. Conceptually, hyperbaric therapy would also work on other anaerobic infections like H Pylori.  It also helps white blood cells kill both bacterial and viral infections. Hyperbaric therapy can also help with neuropathy, strokes, and TBI.  There is still little research on its effect on ALS and MS, but Dr Jason notes that since it's an ongoing process, hyperbaric therapy can only work if it's done aggressively.  [37:48] When is Oxidative Stress Beneficial or Detrimental?  Oxidative stress is the reason we're dying, but it also helps us.  Everything requires balance and reactive oxygen species help promote cell turnover.  There needs to be enough damage to stimulate healing. While oxidation from the outside environment destroys our bodies, oxidation from hyperbaric therapy increases mitochondrial performance.  As people get used to hyperbaric sessions, they can build a tolerance to oxidation from the outside environment.  [42:48] The Importance of Protocols Healthy people can use hyperbarics periodically as it's relatively safe.  For people with serious health concerns, it's important to have a good protocol to match different therapies together.  [46:28] How Does Molecular Hydrogen Work with Hyperbarics? Molecular hydrogen is not an antioxidant, but it can act like one. When oxidizing, our bodies sometimes experience incomplete combustion and create superoxide or free radicals.  Using molecular hydrogen mixes excess oxygen with excess hydrogen to reduce free radical production.  [49:41] Can Hyperbarics Help with COVID-19?  There's been a huge interest in hyperbarics to help manage COVID-19 since it can help improve oxygen saturation.  Viruses need to be contained by our immune system. We can typically live with viruses in our body without them expressing.  COVID-19 is a new type of infection so it takes longer for people's immune systems to get it under control.  Other dormant infections can surface since our immune systems are so depleted.  Hyperbarics can help refuel that immune system.  [56:29] Importance of Synergy  Senescence cells can help protect the DNA against oxidative stress.  Combining hyperbaric therapy with other autophagy-related therapies like fasting and keto can create a synergistic effect.  [1:00:15] Future of Hyperbarics and Epigenetics Research  Dr Jason has written a book and uses his YouTube channel to help dispel myths about hyperbarics.  He shares that most research focuses on high-pressure hyperbarics, but his practice shows that people see benefits at all pressures.  There is growing research comparing benefits at different pressures.  What you do now is going to affect the next generation. While intergenerational toxicity exists, you can also re-teach your cells to express a healthier version of themselves.  7 Powerful Quotes “Just like anything else, you need to know how to use [oxygen], how to operate it properly, how to keep it within a safe means and make it effective.” “This might not sound fabulous, but [oxygen] doesn't cure anything. It just helps with so many things.” “Not only do we have to exercise properly, but the framework of alignment, and posture, and all the pieces that predispose the body to breaking down prematurely, and where chiropractic fit the model of really trying to improve that story.” “I can only hold my breath for a couple minutes and if I can get a little bit more oxygen, maybe I could heal a little bit faster. To some extent, it's that simple.” “If we make really great changes, and then we decide to have children at some point, we may not have to pass down the intergenerational toxicity.” “Every virus you've ever had, you'll always have. They live contained, so to speak, and as long as our immune system can keep things in quarantine that way, we can typically live with these viruses in our body without actually expressing.” “Molecular hydrogen is technically not an antioxidant, but it has antioxidant-like capacity.” About Dr Jason Dr Jason Sonners, DC, DIBAK, DCBCN, CCWP, CHP is a certified hyperbaric practitioner and is the Clinic Director of NJ HBOT and HBOT USA. He combines hyperbaric oxygen therapy, exercise, nutrition, and detoxification programs to help support patients through a variety of conditions including autoimmune and neurological conditions, autism, allergies, cancer, and many others.  Passionate about spreading the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Dr Jason wrote the book, Oxygen Under Pressure, and regularly uploads to the HBOT USA YouTube channel.  Learn more about Dr Jason and his work through his website, NJ HBOT Center, and Youtube. You can also contact him through email (drjasonsonners@hbotusa.com). Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know the basics of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    Make Informed Decisions: The Potential Dangers of Vaccines with Dr Suzanne Humphries

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 68:12

    You, your family, and even your friends have most likely received a vaccine shot at some point in your life. We are taught that vaccines are necessary from when a child is born. However, the notion that vaccines are always safe and effective is a myth, and there's scientific evidence to back it up. In this episode, Dr Suzanne Humphries discusses her findings from years of research on the efficacy of vaccines and how they can be ineffective and risky. She also shares the flaws in conventional medicine. Lastly, Suzanne offers suggestions on what people can do to raise awareness about the potential dangers of vaccines and alternative options. If you want to learn more about vaccines and their effects, then this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Understand how vaccines work, and why they're potentially harmful to your health. Discover alternative treatment options for diseases prevented by vaccines. Learn how to help fight back against the system and ensure safer healthcare for future generations. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting-edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility. Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Check out Suzanne's books: Rising From The Dead | Dissolving Illusions Download the polio chapter on the website or WHALE! Watch Dr Shankara Chetty's Discussion on His COVID Management Approach View Suzanne's Odysee Connect with Suzanne: Website Episode Highlights [03:34] Suzanne's Background Suzanne started her career path as a nursing student. After realising nursing wasn't for her, she studied physics and entered medical school. After graduating from medical school, she wrote her book Rising From The Dead, which recounts her experiences there. [06:59] Vaccines and Kidney Problems Preventive surveillance medicine is damaging to patients. Suzanne noticed how vaccines could cause kidney problems after observing a patient's reaction to a flu shot. She eventually left the hospital where she worked because they wouldn't listen to her reports about the adverse effects of vaccines, despite her findings. Tune in to the full episode as Suzanne recounts this experience! [15:03] Reinvention Phase After quitting conventional medicine, she studied reductionist medicine, vitamins, and polio. She wrote her book, Dissolving Illusions, during this time of reinvention in her life. Eventually, she began seeing patients again after she'd studied in Madrid. [18:37] Polio Research Researching about and asking questions on vaccines are essential. After three years of polio research, Suzanne discovered that the virus permeates the intestines and gets into the nervous system more quickly due to toxins. Tune in to the full episode to hear Suzanne discuss her research findings in depth! [25:04] Why Vaccines Don't Work Vaccines cause new, more harmful strains because they put pressure on the microbe. Doctors that opposed the polio vaccine because of its harmful effects were fired. The results in the Francis Trial were highly manipulated, dissuading people from doubting the safety of the vaccines. [33:26] How to Assess Vaccines Look at the disease and its lethality. Learn the appropriate treatment options. Find out the vaccine efficacy and safety. [36:41] The Problem with Vaccines Childhood vaccines disrupt the natural programming of a child's immune system, which causes it to go haywire. The measles vaccine is probably the most effective. Adults can make their own decisions, but enlisting children for vaccines is troubling. While vaccinology has nothing to offer, oncology is a bit more hopeful. Since the science and politics of vaccinations make little sense, Suzanne suspects an ulterior agenda⁠—the financial reset. [51:51] Fight Back Against the System We need to wake up and resist unnecessary vaccines. We must do what's best for future generations. Don't take COVID lightly. Isolation or quarantine is the best option. [55:24] Healthier, Safer Alternatives If you're sick, find a doctor who works best with you and knows what to do. Consider naturopaths and chiropractors. Keep some zinc, sodium ascorbate, and magnesium supplements, including antihistamines, at home. Suzanne also recommends food-grade hydrogen peroxide. Tune in to hear more recommendations from Suzanne! 7 Powerful Quotes ‘I thought, “Can vaccines cause kidney problems?” I'd never been taught that. I never heard that. Then, I started to review the medical literature and yes, vaccines can and do cause kidney problems—all kinds of kidney problems.' ‘The pro-vaccine have always gotten away with the minimalist argument, because the mythology around vaccination has been so pervasive and so convincing to the public.' ‘I would say the biggest problem with the childhood vaccines...is that they are disrupting the normal programming, normal blueprint of that child's immune system and causing them to be hyperreactive.' ‘Today we're in this situation where the public has swallowed the Kool-Aid, believed the mythology, terrorised, afraid to die…Doesn't matter what kind of life you're living so long as you didn't die, it's worth the intervention.' ‘We are facing this massive problem with pharmaceutical companies running the whole entire ship…everything has been influenced by this and I can't prove it, but that's my opinion.' ‘I think the key is going to be more people waking up resisting, not saying, “I'm going to take the shot because I have to pay my mortgage.”...But what you're doing when you're doing that is you're consigning future generations to a lifetime of vaccination, so that you can keep your job now.' ‘Don't take COVID lightly. Look, isolation, quarantine is a biblical thing. It's been around forever. It's one of the most effective.' About Dr Suzanne Humphries Dr Suzanne Humphries is a medical doctor, formerly an internist and a nephrologist when she was still working in conventional hospital systems. In 2011, she left her traditional hospital position to research medical literature on vaccines, immunity, history, and functional medicine. Suzanne has also lectured in various parts of the world on infant immunity, vitamin C, aluminum, and vaccination.  If you want to know more about Dr Suzanne's work and books, you can connect with her on her website. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends, so they'll learn more about the dangers of vaccines. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa

    Reprogram Your Life for a Healthy Body with Dr. Bruce Lipton

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 76:29

    When faced with a medical condition, most people either pay someone else to improve their lives or develop a fatalistic or defeatist view. But you have the power to change your life and improve your health. You can reprogram your mind for a healthy body and fulfilling life. In this episode, Dr. Bruce Lipton discusses how conscious and subconscious programs dictate our health and how you can reprogram them to your advantage. He also touches on topics including the current healthcare crisis around the world and spirituality. If you'd like to learn about reprogramming your subconscious for your happiness and a healthy body, this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Discover the power of epigenetic programming and how it works. Learn the three ways to reprogram your mind for a healthy body. Find out how the healthcare industry could be negatively affecting your health. Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up Our epigenetics health programme is all about aligning fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, and cognitive performance to an individual's particular genes. To learn more, visit https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED COACHING PLANS FOR RUNNERS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, and Run Longer – Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit training into your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but struggle with motivation or injuries. Do you want to beat your time from last year, or finish at the front of the pack? Do you want to run your first 5-km, or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised and customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people to look outside the box – people who are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com. We can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you are dealing with adversity, are facing a big challenge ahead, want to take your performance to the next level,or want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book, Relentless, chronicles how my mother and I defied the odds. After an aneurysm left my mum, Isobel, with massive brain damage at age 74, the medical professionals told me there was no hope for any quality of life again. I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to her full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (or NAD+) is a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells. It also regulates metabolism. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative, NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide), which can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and in the liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism, and overall health to live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party-tested NAD+ boosting supplements. Start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of ageing and is designed to boost NAD+ levels. Products are manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility. Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sportswear jewellery collection, 'Fierce,' visit https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [04:24] Stem Cells and Epigenetics We lose millions of cells every minute. We get new cells from stem cells. Dr Bruce Lipton was cloning stem cells in 1967. Genetic determinism is false, as genes are merely blueprints. Your mind is the one that activates and modifies the genes. Genes do not cause diseases; instead, they correlate with them. [13:56] Genes vs. Consciousness Believing in genetic determinism can make you feel like a powerless victim. Epigenetics is about controlling your genes and knowing that consciousness is creating disease. Changing your biology and behaviour can change your life. Before you can control your genes, you need to learn how epigenetics works and how to do it. Our brains are computers; you need suitable programming. [19:35] The Power of Programs Remember that you have the power to exert control over your physiological systems and attain a healthy body. Thinking, which takes up 95% of your life, redirects the focus of consciousness inside your head and allows autopilot programming to take over. Your programs determine your life and mentality, so pay attention to them. [29:34] Three Ways to Reprogram For a Healthy Body Our two minds ⁠— the conscious and subconscious ⁠— function and learn differently. Putting your brain into theta using hypnosis can help you change a program. You need practice and repetition to create a solid program. Energy psychology is about looking at your life to find out your programs and changing the subconscious programs. [46:57] Spirituality Frequency If a television breaks, the broadcast still keeps going. Your body is the television, and you're the broadcast. In a sense, this means that you cannot die. Listen to the full episode for research on cellular electrical activity and its correlation with mothers and their children! [51:25] What Happens After Death We can keep our minds conscious about what happens in the world, but we can tune into intuition so that the deceased become part of the field of information. Communicating with the deceased at an intuitive level is possible. [52:25] How Fear Affects Programs The issues that plague the world, such as pollution and war, are created by programs. We make antibodies before we're even born. Antigens stimulate the immune response and are what our bodies use to identify pathogens. If you have a healthy body, stop looking for bad signs or symptoms. Looking or the symptoms of a disease can create them. Fear causes immune system shutdown, vulnerability, and conflict. [1:05:17] Negative Impacts of Corporations A corporation's first and foremost rule is to make money for shareholders. Pharmaceutical companies only care about making money, robbing people of their chance at a healthy body. Science has no more freedom because corporations control the flow of research. If you want to hear more about how big healthcare corporations and pharmaceutical companies exploit people for profit, listen to the full episode! [1:11:09] Does Medicine Cure or Kill? An article by Dr Barbara Starfield, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2000, revealed that medicine is the third leading cause of death in the US. Iatrogenic illness refers to illness caused by medical treatment. A few years ago, an article in the British Medical Journal came up with the same results. Both prescription and illegal drugs kill people every year. We can't even trust vitamins because they're being regulated as drugs. 7 Powerful Quotes ‘Here's the point, most everybody out here has been programmed by the belief that genes provide the character of our lives, that they came from our parents and they determine our traits. And if we don't like our traits, you can't change the genes.'   ‘How you see the world will determine which version of protein will be created from a gene, like a wiser realm.'   ‘Then epigenetics says that my consciousness is creating this. And therefore if I change my consciousness, I change my biology, change my behaviour, I can do anything with it.'   ‘Consciousness is you. Your specific identity, your spiritual domain, you, here. The rest of the brain back here is called subconscious, below conscious.'   ‘You weren't there for most of the programming. It started even before you were born. And it went a whole year from zero to one — you weren't there. They went from one to two who are in therapy, you're getting programmed every day.'   ‘So when the TV breaks, did the broadcast stop? The answer's no. How do you know I said, we'll get another TV, plug it in, turn it on and tune it to the station back on again. And here comes apart because this is called reincarnation, you cannot die.'   ‘Evolution is community coming together in harmony. And today's world is the antithesis of evolution and evolution as one separate the world and then make polarised groups charging each other go well then there's no unity.'   Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Dopesick Is US Health Really the Best in the World? by Dr Barbara Starfield Check out Dr Bruce Lipton's books: The Biology of Belief The Honeymoon Effect Spontaneous Evolution Connect with Dr Bruce: Website About Dr Bruce  Dr Bruce Lipton is a renowned stem cell biologist and leader in bridging the gap between science and spirit. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and joined the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine in 1973. His studies on stem cells gave rise to epigenetics. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award. As a highly sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter, he's been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows and a keynote presenter for national and international conferences. Many people have transformed their lives by applying the principles he discusses in lectures. He is one of the leading voices of new biology.  Learn more about Dr Bruce's work on his website. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to optimise their health and happiness by reprogramming their subconscious. Everyone can have a healthy body — it just takes the right programming. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa

    Misconceptions and Truths About the Ketogenic Diet with Richard Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 94:09

    Off the top of your head, think about the healthy foods you eat regularly. Does your diet contain seed oils and carbs? How about protein-rich and fatty food? There are a lot of misconceptions about what foods are healthy or not. Many of these beliefs are further perpetuated by the media, big food companies and even nutrition advice from the government. For instance, did you know that “heart-healthy foods” with omega-6 are highly inflammatory and that high cholesterol levels can help in healing? The key is to find what works best for your body, but it's not always easy with misinformation so rampant. In this episode, Richard Smith discusses how the ketogenic diet has changed his life. Not only did it reverse his health issues significantly, but it also made him into a bodybuilding champion. He also explains how “healthy” foods are doing the exact opposite of what we're led to believe. Whether or not you wish to start a ketogenic diet, it's vital to go back to the basics of nutrition and learn what is harmful and helpful to your body.  If you want to learn more about the ketogenic diet for a healthier and stronger body, then this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Learn how the ketogenic diet can benefit both athletes and non-athletes.  Discover how your perspective on “healthy” foods may be wrong and harmful. Understand how to get back to the basics of health and nutrition.   Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [02:47] Richard's Background Richard used to be clinically obese and diabetic in his 20s. He also suffered from chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, migraines, and arthritic pains.  He tried many lifestyles and diets but lacked proper knowledge of nutrition and did not understand what foods are healthy.  Richard used to take different medications, but these increased his anxiety and headache.  He also tried cutting off bread from his diet. It helped him lose 28 pounds in 4 weeks. His friend then introduced him to the ketogenic diet. [08:04] How the Ketogenic Diet Helped Richard Richard struggled with transitioning to the ketogenic diet. His headaches worsened, and he had an intense sugar craving.  He persevered, and the ketogenic diet changed his life. He lost 107 pounds in 12 months, reversed diabetes, and erased his migraines. People have a misconception that cholesterol is bad fuel and people can't live without carbohydrates.  Yet, there are many scientific studies that state otherwise. [13:33] How Richard Started Keto Pro The truth about “healthy” food is the opposite of what we are usually taught.  The insight was so shocking that Richard wanted to share his learnings through coaching. He quit his job and started Keto Pro.  Richard further developed his understanding of the ketogenic diet through research and self-experimentation. [19:57] Different People Need Different Things  Genetic differences can dictate what is important. For example, Lisa shares how her Maori and Pacific Island friends are better suited for low-carb diets.  What works for someone else may not work for you. Be open-minded and constantly experiment to find what suits your body best. If you want to change your health, you need to start with the basics. [22:23] How to Start a Ketogenic Diet First, cut off grains. Second, drop vegetable and seed oils. Grains play a role in developing autoimmune diseases. They can release lectin that makes our antibodies attack proteins in our body. Richard recommends removing all grains. This includes bread, pasta, rice, and cereals. Although white rice is low in lectin, it can be easy to over-consume. Rice is also high in carbohydrates, which can make you insulin resistant. [25:45] Why You Should Reduce Carbohydrates Excess carbohydrates can create metabolic dysregulation. Insulin resistance happens over some time. Carbohydrate consumption can be different for everyone. If you're insulin resistant, reduce your consumption.    Most people are taught the caloric model for healthy eating. This does not account for nuances and micronutrients. Listen to the full episode to learn more! [29:38] How the Ketogenic Diet can Help Athletes  Carbohydrate-dependent athletes can find it hard to run long marathons since they need to refuel around every 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, fat-adapted athletes can run 100k without needing to refuel and worrying about electrolytes.  Lectins tend to bind to insulin receptors and take five times more storage than fat. Lectins can also prevent the absorption of other nutrients, which can easily lead to overeating since we need more nutrients.    Ketogenic diets can not only help with weight loss but can also build lean muscle. To prove this, Richard joined physique competitions despite his anxiety. [42:04] How to Utilise Fat and Protein Richard shares that even with his poor genes, the ketogenic diet helped him gain the physique to become a bodybuilding champion. Carbohydrates do not grow muscles. Instead, it's the co-ingestion of fat with protein. A good starting point is 70% fat and 25% protein to induce a ketogenic state. However, Richard recommends increasing proteins after 2–3 weeks.   There is still a lot of fear surrounding protein in the ketogenic community. Proteins do not pull people away from the ketogenic state.  Increasing your protein intake can also make the diet more sustainable. [46:21] Should We Cycle In and Out of Ketosis?  Maintaining a ketogenic state helps Richard more than cycling in and out of ketosis. Since his body is keto-adapted, he can process a large volume of carbohydrates and maintain a ketogenic state.  Over time, the ketogenic diet can train your body to become metabolically flexible. [48:56] Importance of Exogenous Ketones Beginners can use exogenous ketones to get into ketosis easier. This can also aid in the transition.  However, Richard does not recommend combining exogenous ketones with a high-carbohydrate diet.  Exogenous ketones can boost mental clarity and recovery during training. It can also help people who suffered from brain injuries, aneurysms, strokes, and concussions. [55:14] Rethink Healthy Food  Inflammation is a sign that you're doing something wrong. Your lifestyle may be the root cause of your health problems. Consider possible lifestyle changes before resorting to medication and surgery. Dig deeper into nutrition; the food that we think is healthy may really be High cholesterol levels and protein levels can help with healing and recovery. In the full episode, Richard shares how he healed from surgery 7 weeks earlier than expected. [1:01:26] What Oils Should We Avoid? Sunflower, safflower, canola, and peanut oils come from seeds. The process to create them uses chemicals like hexane that can damage the body.  Reducing saturated fats and replacing them with seed and vegetable oils can increase your risk of death.  Cholesterol is essential for us to function. In fact, you can find cholesterol in every cell in your body. Richard consumes tallow, lard, ghee, avocado oil, coconut oil, and olive oil. He also recommends eating fish rather than fish oils for omega-3. [1:05:54] Back to Basics Go back to the basics and cut out processed food. Understand how food and nutrition work. While restricting sugar is good, remember that all carbohydrates break down into sugar. Don't underestimate the gut-brain connection. Poor gut health can easily lead to depression and anxiety. Age does not correlate with size. If you have a lot of visceral fat, that's a sign of metabolic dysregulation. [1:16:41] Introducing Keto Pro  Richard shares the importance of research and development, rather than marketing, for Keto Pro.  His products have the world's highest purity rating at 99.9%.  Keto Pro also offers electrolytes mixed with molybdenum, selenium, and aster xantham. They use all-natural ingredients and without artificial sweeteners.  Richard is committed to serving the best product possible to help people. Find out more about Keto Pro's products in the full episode. Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron! Previous Pushing the Limits podcast episodes:  Episode 189: Understanding Autophagy and Increasing Your Longevity with Dr Elena Seranova Episode 183: Sirtuins and NAD Supplements for Longevity with Dr Elena Seranova Ancel Keys and the lipid hypothesis: early breakthroughs to current management of dyslipidemia (BCMJ) Insulin vs Glucagon: The relevance of dietary protein by Dr Benjamin Bikman BioDiet by David Harper and Dale Drewery Coingestion of protein with carbohydrate during recovery from endurance exercise stimulates skeletal muscle protein synthesis in humans (NCBI) Sodium and health - concordance and controversy (BMJ) The Undiscussed Side Effects of Birth Control Pills Get your premium exogenous ketones at Keto Pro. You can also access educational videos about keto here!  Interested in Richard's full story and before/after pictures? Find out more here.     Connect with Richard: Twitter | Instagram  7 Powerful Quotes “I tried every sort of diet and lifestyle that you can think of and nothing seemed to work, almost to the point you had thrown in the towel and given up. But I hated the way I looked. I hated the fact I didn't have energy. It didn't sit right with me; it didn't seem normal.”   “This whole reeducation piece — this is what we're trying to teach people that these foods are causing inflammation and insulin resistance. One of the factors that many overlook is that people look at the caloric model: it's X amount of calories — calories in, calories out. “   “I don't want that food. But if I do, I'm willing to accept the consequences today because tomorrow I'm going to be backing in strict and avoiding migraines and seed oils. But ketones — as you say — a fantastic way to help induce a ketogenic state.”   “A lot of people will ask the question, ‘Well, I've had my bloods done. I'm not diabetic, therefore, I'm not insulin-resistant.' Insulin resistance happens over a long time… But insulin rises to continue to keep us healthy and drive these nutrients into the cells. Insulin will rise over time, and it'll continue to raise until the point where it can't raise any more. “   “But for me, it comes down to the core foundation, and I think, comes back to reeducating about the effects of these carbohydrates and seed oils. I think as long as you're mindful, when you reeducate someone, you're arming them with a tool, and you're giving them the means to make that decision.”   “I've done it the right way. It's just difficult to market a product, especially. We're a small company and keep it within. The UK isn't as big as it is in the US and the rest of the world. So I think it comes down to reeducating people and explaining that there's a lot of common misconceptions about keto and the cholesterol ketoacidosis.”   “I keep going back to why I started to do what I do, and it was in order to help people.” About Richard Smith Richard Smith is a nutritionist and professional athlete who became a British Champion. He used to suffer from pre-diabetes, kidney stones, high blood pressure, high glucose levels, and many illnesses. He took various medications but none of them work, forcing him to take a full pack of paracetamol every single day. Eventually, he tried the ketogenic diet, and it changed his life forever.     The ketogenic lifestyle reversed his illnesses. Seeing the benefits of the lifestyle, Richard created Keto Pro to give people access to affordable and high-quality ketogenic products.  Learn more about the ketogenic lifestyle on Keto Pro.  You can also connect with Richard on Twitter and Instagram.      Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can learn how to optimise their health. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    The Six Cornerstones For Better Health with Dr Charles Meakin

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 91:14

    Most of us go about our lives, assuming that the changes we may feel in our bodies are simply signs of aging. When we're sick, we look for treatments and quick fixes.  A more proactive approach to your health could save you from the financial and emotional distress that comes with a scary diagnosis.  In this episode, Dr Charles Meakin discusses how Care Oncology has provided early detection services, along with alternative and additional treatments for cancer patients. He talks about the benefits of disease prevention, particularly cancer prevention. He also shares the six fundamentals for better health and encourages us to live healthier, even if we don't suffer from diseases.  Read the episode if you want to learn more about cancer and disease prevention through better life practices! Here are three reasons you should listen to the full episode: Understand how Care Oncology is providing accessible options for cancer detection and treatment. Find out the four drugs on which the company is focusing its efforts. Discover Dr Charles' six fundamentals for better health.  Learn to see threats as opportunities and be able to stay consistent.  Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health program, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, and mental performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit into training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic program that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the world's greatest science and health minds? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, and we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have an enormous challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity, or want to take your performance to the next level and learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book, Relentless, chronicles the inspiring journey of how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research, and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultra-running adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time.  What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting-edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and the liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism, and overall health to live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and is rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Aging We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy aging journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-aging nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with groundbreaking science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels—manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility. Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Aging: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My 'Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce,' go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [03:45] Dr Charles' and Care Oncology's Background  Charles has worked in oncology for 30 years. He started working at a big hospital in Charlotte, but pivoted after becoming legally blind.  He eventually discovered Care Oncology, a company that applies metabolic strategies for cancer treatment.  Care Oncology was started by Robin Bannister, a pharmacist and drug developer. His wife had developed stage-four breast cancer and had exhausted all treatment options.  Robin selected four drugs commonly used for non-cancer disorders but were found to affect cancer.  Robin selected four drugs based on human data, safety, non-overlapping effects, and their benefits for other chronic conditions.  [08:46] Care Oncology's Approach Care Oncology uses metformin, atorvastatin, doxycycline, and mebendazole. The company kept to the dosage of the four drugs within a specific range.  Additional drugs, like Prozac and oxaloacetate, also proved helpful along with the metabolic approach.  Over the years, cancer research has focused more on the somatic mutation theory than the metabolic theory.  The metabolic approach to cancer is slowly becoming more widespread.  Even Dr Weinberg, who championed the hallmarks of cancer, added three more hallmarks that are purely metabolic.    [16:52] Diet and Future of the Metabolic Approach From a somatic perspective, diet is not very important to curing cancer; however, food does affect cancer.  The standard American diet of proteins and fruits and grains can cause issues for cancer patients. Care Oncology has recently merged with Stage Zero Life Sciences for early detection. They perform blood biopsies and are looking into the RNA expression of white blood cells.  Early detection technology is slowly becoming more available.  As the company expands, they intend to add various types of cancers to their treatment list. . Learn about Care Oncology's testing process by listening to the full episode.  [30:38] What Care Oncology Prioritises Charles shares that Care Oncology prioritises the markers with the most impact, as nuanced tests are more expensive.  The death rate from cancer may decrease, but the cancer rate is increasing. He shares how one in three women who get breast cancer become bankrupt after treatments. Care Oncology wants to reverse this experience by providing cheaper early detection methods through blood biopsies. Their process includes follow-ups and discussions.  Their State Zero tests are currently available only in the US, but the company hopes to expand over time.   [36:28] Why Early Detection is Important  Tests can predict patterns before cancer physically manifests.  It's important to get regular physicals, lifestyle checks, and screenings every 18 months to 2 years.  The earlier you detect cancer, the higher the survival rate. . Early detection can also mean less expensive. According to Charles, colon cancer detected in stage one has a 90% chance of being cured. However, the later the cancer is detected, the lower the chance of being cured. It costs more to fix something than to prevent something.  [43:11] There's No One Treatment for Everyone Charles shares that his best outcomes were when he customised treatments based on patients' needs. Unfortunately, cancer treatment is often too focused on following guidelines.  It's important for patients to have hope that they can get better.  Unfortunately, physicians have little time to fully engage with patients. There is no “right way” to treat cancer. What works for one patient may not work for others. Talk to your doctors about what you're putting in your body. This also applies to the vaccine and diet.  [56:12] Balance is Key  It's important to be aware of your sugar intake. A patient's BMI can have an impact on the success of treatments.  Charles recommends intermittent fasting with a diet of animal protein, healthy fats, and low fructose fruits. Couple this diet with micro-exercises before and after meals.  Our muscles are the biggest organ in our body, and they can act as metabolic neutralizers.  Make sure your meals are balanced. Remember to consider your sleep and mood.   [1:01:48] Find Opportunities  Everything can be seen as an opportunity to learn more about yourself and to grow.  See things as a challenge instead of a threat. Not everyone has a growth mindset, but people will ‌develop this by identifying their purpose.  [1:06:32] Dr Mekin's Recommendations: BEGSIS First, nostril breathing.  Second, eat only real foods made up of fats, proteins, and low carbohydrates. Keep yourself hydrated.  Get moving to maintain and enhance your functionality.  Sleep. Make sure you recover and have your rhythms in order.  Have intent and always have a mission bigger than yourself.  Be social and involve yourself with others. Social isolation is a predictor of demise.   [1:10:37] Focus on Fundamentals  With everything happening in the world, it's easy to focus on the negative.  Remember to be in the moment and look for the beauty in life.  Get back to the core fundamentals.  [1:13:33] Keep Testing Yourself  Not everyone can do everything at the same time. Therefore, doctors need to help people prioritise what will work for them.  Charles shares that he's very proud of Care Oncology's work in cancer treatment.  Despite being 63, he likes to climb mountains annually to challenge himself.  Charles details how he puts himself in uncomfortable situations in the full episode. [1:19:21] Future of Medicine Charles shares that the next ten years may change many things in medicine.  Look into the research. Clinical practice is often behind the latest developments.  Stay persistent and take care of yourself. Twenty years ago, people would die one year after losing their vitality and independence. Now, they tend to live up to 12 years. They may be alive, but they're often unhappy.  7 Powerful Quotes.' 'A healthy person has multiple wishes and ideas while a sick person only has one wish — that's to get better again. Early spending of the dedication of time and money pays off.' 'A lower dose metabolic protocol with prescription drugs and supplements, and lifestyle coaching prevent the development of disease or cancer.' 'If you find cancer in stage one, you have a greater than 90% cure, which is surgery at most. Then if you find it in stage four, the cure rate drops down to the mid-teens, then you're never off treatment, and you will spend a fortune.' '...to eat anything. That is the worst advice that you can give a cancer patient.'   "We're evolutionarily designed to eat primarily fats and proteins with some seasonal carbohydrates. So that's what 99% of our biology was based on.' 'Sometimes, an ounce of prevention could save you financially and, actually, health.' 'A lot of times, there's a silver lining to some of these obstacles put in our way.' Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Tripping Over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine's Most Entrenched Paradigms by Travis Christofferson  Curable: How an Unlikely Group of Radical Innovators is Trying to Transform our Health Care System by Travis Christofferson  How to Starve Cancer by Jane McLelland Listen to our previous episodes:  Episode 229: Cancer Treatments: Starve Cancer, Be Free From It with Jane McLelland Episode 227: Fighting Cancer and Other Diseases Using The Ketogenic Diet with Dr Dominic D'Agostino   Care Oncology: Website I Facebook  AVRT Now Connect with Dr Charles: LinkedIn  Want to learn more from Dr Charles? Check out Coach it Forward Chuck   About Dr Charles Dr Charles Meakin is the US Medical Director at Care Oncology Clinic with over 40 years of experience in healthcare, eastern philosophies, fitness predictors of longevity, and happiness. In 2018, he retired after 30 years in radiation oncology practice due to a worsening retinal condition. He then joined Care Oncology and launched his charity health and wellness coaching.  Want to learn more about Charles? Check out Care Oncology and Coach it Forward, Chuck.  You can also find him on LinkedIn.    Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to prevent diseases like cancer. If you have any other queries, you can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa.

    Optimising Fuel and Hydration in Your Athletic Performance with Andy Blow

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 77:47

    Even professional athletes aren't immune to cramping and dehydration. If you constantly suffer from these, your performance can be sorely affected. It's understandably frustrating, but it doesn't have to be — as long as you know your body well and how to optimise fuel and hydration to enhance your athletic performance. In this episode, sports scientist Andy Blow discusses the proper way to fuel and hydrate your body for peak athletic performance. We disuss sweat tests and how they can help you balance your intake of fluid and electrolytes. Andy shares the importance of carb fueling, along with the benefits of intermittent fasting and the keto diet. Lastly, Andy explains what his company, Precision Fuel & Hydration, does and its commitment to helping athletes achieve peak health and performance. If you want to learn more about proper fueling and hydration, then this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Understand your body's needs for peak athletic performance. Learn the amount of carbs, fluid, and electrolytes your body needs. Find out how to curb gut issues while hydrating. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of ageing while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [03:51] Andy's Background Andy was a full-time athlete and studied sports science at university. Bringing together his degree and athletic background, he built his company, Precision Fuel & Hydration. Andy participated in triathlons and aimed for the 2004 Athens Olympics. His performance sweet-spot was races over an hour and less than five or six hours. [09:11] The Story Behind Precision Fuel & Hydration During races, Andy performed well in cool conditions. He noticed that he didn't do well in hot weather. He had a high sweat rate, which led to cramps and low sodium levels. After getting a sweat test, he discovered that he was losing too much salt through sweat.  So, he dialled up the sodium and reduced his fluid intake. The electrolyte dosage is crucial for optimum performance. Andy started Precision Fuel & Hydration by sweat testing people to determine how much fluid and electrolytes they need. [18:17] Gut Issues & Electrolytes Gut issues can occur when there's a mismatch between your physiology and the amount of electrolytes you're consuming. Listen to your body and make sure your intake of fluid and electrolytes are right for you. [21:23] How To Get A Sweat Test Precision Fuel & Hydration has sweat test centres in the UK, America, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. If you're interested in getting a sweat test, you can find their locations on their website or reach out to find someone local to you. Their website also has a free online hydration test. There's no "one size fits all" approach to hydration; an individualised approach to health is needed. [27:37] The Relationship Between Sodium & Potassium The relationship between the ratios of body fluid and electrolytes is essential. Sodium is the predominant electrolyte in your extracellular fluid, while potassium is the predominant electrolyte in your intracellular fluid. An imbalance between sodium and potassium can be detrimental. Potassium doses can be dangerous if not done properly. [27:37] The Role of Magnesium You don't lose vast amounts of magnesium when you sweat. However, some people find that taking magnesium supplements helps with cramps. The majority of cramping incidents can be solved with the right sodium supplementation, making it a game-changer in an athlete's performance. [37:11] Carb Fueling If you load up on carbs before endurance events, you can go faster for longer. The more carbohydrates you can oxidise, the lower the oxygen your body consumes in exercise, and the faster you can go — that's why marathon runners consume lots of carbs. Maximise carbohydrate intake and absorption for endurance events.  For fast moving-athletes, the minimum carbohydrate recommendation is around 60  to 90 grams per hour. Endurance training helps the body burn fat more efficiently, but when you're burning fat, your pace slows–which isn't optimal for racing. [47:54] What's In Their Gels? Precision Fuel & Hydration gels are maltodextrin-based with some fructose. Other gels are more like syrups, which can make people sick, but Precision Fuel & Hydration gels are like jelly or jam without flavour, colour, and electrolytes. Its ingredients are carbs, pectin, and citric acid. Fat adaptation and carbs depend on your body and activity. While carbs might seem unfashionable with the rise of the keto diet and fat adaptation, carb intake can also help with fueling. [57:22] Intermittent Fasting Andy cycles his carbohydrate intake around his activity level. His wife is interested in intermittent fasting from a scientifically-based perspective. He does not follow the same regime as his wife, but he skips breakfast and narrows his eating window depending on his activity. Doing intermittent fasting effectively fires up the same cellular machine. Don't be rigid about fasting and eat when you need to so you won't be deficient. [1:07:14] Find Out How Much Carbs You Need Their Quick Carb Calculator shows how many carbs you need per hour. You can also access one-on-one video calls with their sports science team so you can get an individualised approach. [1:09:26] Staying True To Their Mission Precision Fuel & Hydration began offering one-on-one video calls during the pandemic. They use automation to make these calls quick and simple. The core of their business is to be a resource for athletes — and they always keep this mission in mind as they scale. 7 Powerful Quotes ‘I thought I'd solve the problem for everyone because I was taking a high dose and I was just like high dose is the way to go. But you learn over time that actually that more individualized approach is the way to go.'   ‘The thing about body fluid and electrolytes is that the absolute levels of them are important. But what's even more important is the relationship between the ratios between them.'   ‘Sodium is the predominant electrolyte in your extracellular fluid. Potassium is the predominant electrolyte in your intracellular fluid. When you get those two seriously out of whack that can cause problems — no matter if you've got the right level of water.'   ‘What happens with 90 odd percent of athletes that have electrolyte disturbances, it's a sodium imbalance issue because extracellular fluid is very sodium rich. It doesn't have a lot of potassium in it.'   ‘At least the majority, if not a vast majority of that cramping, can be alleviated with the right sodium supplementation.'   ‘If you want to go fast doing endurance events even for multiple hours, carbohydrate is your friend and you kind of need to work on ways to maximise intake and absorption.'   ‘One-size-fits-all soundbite advice like, ‘With electrolytes, you need to do this. With fluid, you need to do this.' The reality is there's a little bit more or a lot more nuance in a lot of people's heads.' Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron! Precision Fuel & Hydration website Connect with Andy: Twitter | LinkedIn About Andy Andy Blow is a sports scientist and co-founder of Precision Fuel & Hydration. He earned his degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Bath. His expertise is sweat, dehydration, and cramping. He was formerly the team sports adviser for the Benetton and Renault and remains the Porsche Human Performance Centre adviser. An elite athlete in his youth, Andy finished in the top 10 of Ironman and IM 70.3 races, including winning an Xterra World title. His struggles with cramps and dehydration led to his specialisation in electrolyte replenishment and building Precision Fuel & Hydration. He's a leading figure in sports hydration and has co-authored several studies and books. His works have been published in BMJ Journals, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and Journal of the Endocrine Society. Learn more about Andy's work on the Precision Fuel & Hydration website. You can also connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to properly fuel and hydrate their bodies.  Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    Understanding the Role of Inflammation to Combat Arthritis with Dr Elizabeth Yurth

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 80:00

    Arthritis is a severe disease that's uncomfortable at best and debilitating at worst. It is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people think that arthritis only happens to the elderly, but it can affect anyone. It is a disease that begins in your 20s or results from injuries sustained as a child. Unfortunately, most of what the general public is misinformed about arthritis: what it is, how it starts, and how to treat it! In this episode, Dr Elizabeth Yurth addresses common misconceptions about arthritis. She defines the disease and offers realistic alternatives to established treatment options. If you want to learn more about longevity-based proactive measures to address arthritis, this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Recognise arthritis as an inflammatory process rather than a wear-and-tear disease. Understand the importance of addressing arthritis early on — as early as your 20s! Learn how longevity studies-based supplements and treatments improve the immune system and combat arthritis. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [03:30] Breaking the Misconceptions about Arthritis Arthritis is more than a wear-and-tear condition; it's an inflammatory disease process.  It is not limited to the elderly. The disease process can begin with minor injuries, even those sustained as a child. Arthritis is a combination of genetics and environmental factors triggered by trauma.  [08:25] Arthritis as an Inflammatory Disease Process   Arthritis is a disease process like neurodegenerative and cardiac illnesses.  Our bodies follow a balanced way to deal with injuries. It releases the level of cytokines that set off the body's response to healing and recovery. Afterwards, cytokine levels fall, and anti-inflammatory proteins take over. The disease process begins during Imbalance in any part of the process. It can be started as too many cytokines lead to zombie cells and lack of autophagy. [12:20] General Approaches to Addressing Arthritis  Turn off inflammatory cytokines through simple supplements like curcumin or epigallocatechin.  Turning down the inflammatory response allows the injury to heal better.  Inducing autophagy or knocking off the bad cells helps reduce injury as well.  [13:36]  Arthritis is a Preventable Disease  Arthritis is a disease that should be given more attention, as it has a significant impact on people's quality of life. It is the primary cause of disability among people of working age.  Arthritis is preventable to a large degree, despite genetics and other factors.  [18:32] Current Orthopedic Treatments for Arthritis  The focus in addressing arthritis is to treat the disease process. Steroid injections temporarily reduce inflammatory cytokines, but they also inhibit those that aid in healing. Arthroscopic surgery can provide immediate comfort. However, it can also inflict tears that can cause the rapid progression of arthritis. Back fusion can help cases of spinal instability. However, for degenerative discs, the long-term success rate of surgery is around 10% of those who undergo it. [24:09]  Degenerative Disc Disease as an Inflammatory Disease  Degenerative disc disease is an inflammatory disease caused by high levels of cytokines. This includes the nuclear factor kappa beta. The goal is to focus on the issues that cause disc destruction, such as elevated cytokine levels, rather than the disc itself. Ageing processes, like degeneration, should serve as a wake-up call to reconsider one's diet. This also includes reconsidering supplements, and exercise, as well as one's cardiovascular health. [27:18]  Changing the Perspective about Arthritis People should be aware that arthritis begins in their 20s, similar to brain disorders, heart ailments, and cancers.    All these immune and inflammatory diseases come down to curing ageing.  We need to take proactive steps and opt for longevity instead of a mechanical standard of care.  Opting for the ‘expensive' care earlier will save you time, stress, and money. People often exhaust traditional options first before pursuing longevity treatments.  [38:49] Pentosan Polysulfate: ‘A Cure for Arthritis' Pentosan polysulfate is a repurposed drug that reduces cytokines causing degenerative disc pain.  According to studies, even after just six weeks of using Pentosan Polysulfate, you can continue to reap the advantages for up to a year. [45:07] Vitamins and Supplements to Combat Arthritis  Another strategy to fight arthritis is to make sure your nutrients are optimised. Vitamins D and C, and zinc are critical but straightforward micronutrients. Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, has many benefits that aid in addressing arthritis. Its benefits include muscle-building, fat loss, and myostatin blocking. [47:07] Benefits of Gaining Muscle Muscle, as an organ, produces endocrine glands, and myokines have very beneficial effects on joints.   Those with sarcopenia or muscle loss are more likely to develop joint arthritis. Electrical stimulation of muscles can be done for individuals who are further along in a disease process. Static contraction or contracting the muscles for three seconds every hour also helps muscle-building.  [51:03]  Inducing Autophagy Process Using Spermidine  Spermidine is a polyamine compound that comes from bacteria in certain foods.  Polyamine is produced by the human body as well. However, as we become older, we make less of it. It is an autophagy-Inducing agent that aids in getting rid of damaged cells.  Spermidine works better than steroids at reducing inflammation. It preserves the joints without making them worse. [54:06] Trehalose: The ‘Sugar Substitute' Trehalose is glucose that impacts oxidative stress and helps clean up the cells.  It has zero glycemic impact, which helps blood glucose under control.  Trehalose is looked at for neurodegenerative diseases but can benefit joint pain.  [56:57] Peptide Therapies as Simple, Inexpensive Aid  If you are looking for simple, inexpensive aid, collagen peptides can also be beneficial.  They typically are part of a mixture including Vitamin C, which helps cartilage cells.  A more expensive option is aggressive peptides, like BPC 157 or Body Protection Compound 157. These peptides can aid joint regeneration. It's vital to understand the role of inflammation in arthritis rather than jumping at treatments, like stem cell therapy. [59:54] The Role of Stressed Immune System  Almost every disease is related to over-aggressive, pro-inflammatory cytokines, disruption in mitochondrial function, and autophagy.  Ageing causes a significant number of diseases.  The immune system goes awry for many reasons, including viral exposures. [59:54] Antiviral Drugs, Hormones, and Fasting Antiviral drugs, hormones, and fasting can help the immune system fight diseases as healthy as possible.  EGCG and curcumin are natural compounds that have some antiviral properties. Acyclovir is also a safe choice for combatting the herpes virus and Epstein-Barr, among others.   Our immune system produces fewer hormones as we become older. Our bodies need hormones to function, so we need to replace them somehow. Hormones have huge immune-modulating properties that help stop oxidative stress.  The immune system benefits from the recovery period following a fast. It can be very beneficial to clear out dead cells. [1:08:55] Rapamycin and Metformin: The ‘Future' of Arthritis Rapamycin is a chemotherapeutic medication with a solid immune-modulating effect.  It is well-known for activating autophagy, which can lengthen lifespan in all mammalian species scientists have studied. Metformin is an inexpensive medication that keeps glucose control.  It has some interesting studies on arthritis. One study shows the overlapping benefits in cardiovascular, renal, cancer, and obesity protection.  7 Powerful Quotes “[Arthritis as an inflammatory disease process] is the same thing that goes on with COVID. Right? Yes. Why do some people die of COVID? [It's] usually not the virus itself -- it's the immune reaction to the virus.”   “So we know we have to treat [cytokines] and not the disc itself. That's the end game. Treat the problem that's causing the disc damage.”   “...[W]e're really trying to get into the heads of these [20-year-olds] and say, the [disease process starts when you're] 20. Yeah, like your brain diseases, your heart diseases, and your cancers are all those processes are starting in our 20s.”   “The plastic surgeons are doing fine. [P]eople are more than willing to spend that money on their facelifts and things like that [than] internally to feel better.”   “You can have no cartilage and no pain or no discs, and no gain. The pain is an inflammatory sign.” “Go back, go back up the tree. And then you had all of the diseases in mitochondria and information.” "Be it cancer, metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease, or neurologic arthritis, they're all the same disease. You've got to get the immune system as healthy as possible. You have to stop oxidative stress." Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Track your blood glucose in real-time with Levels Health.  Tripping Over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine's Most Entrenched Paradigms by Travis Christofferson  Curable: How an Unlikely Group of Radical Innovators is Trying to Transform our Health Care System by Travis Christofferson  How to Starve Cancer by Jane McLelland Want to learn more from Dr Dom? Check out Peter Attia's podcast episodes with him:  Episode 116 - AMA with Dom D'Agostino, PhD, Part I of II: Ketogenic diet, exogenous ketones, and exercise Episode 120 – AMA with Dom D'Agostino, PhD, Part II of II: Ketosis for cancer and chronic disease, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and the effect of ketosis on female health  Episode 5 - Dom D'Agostino, PhD: ketosis, n=1, exogenous ketones, HBOT, seizures, and cancer       You can also check out other podcasts where Dr Dom was a guest here.  The 1-Week and 8-Month Effects of a Ketogenic Diet or Ketone Salt Supplementation on Multi-Organ Markers of Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Function in Rats  Press-pulse: a novel therapeutic strategy for the metabolic management of cancer  Ketone supplementation decreases tumour cell viability and prolongs the survival of mice with metastatic cancer  Moffitt Cancer Center  Get your exogenous ketones from Audacious Nutrition  Keto Nutrition: Website | Youtube | Instagram | Facebook Connect with Dr Dom: Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram About Dr Elizabeth Dr Elizabeth Yurth, MD, FAARFM, ABAARM is a practising orthopedic. She specialises in sports, spine, and regenerative medicine and has over 25 years of professional experience as a practising orthopaedic physician. She is a double-Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine.  Dr Yurth has dedicated her life to longevity. In 2006, she founded the Boulder Longevity Institute, where she serves as the Medical Director. She has worked as the team physician for Stanford and Santa Clara Universities and consulted for the San Francisco 49ers and the San Jose Ballet. Dr Yurth has a dual-Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM), and Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAARFM) through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). She recently completed a Fellowship in Human Potential and Epigenetic Medicine.  You can learn more and connect with Dr Elizabeth on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to optimise sleep.  Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    Using Peptides to Boost Your Health and Well-Being with Brian Graham

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 64:12

    Whichever stage of life you might be in, you'll want to live it to the fullest. You'll want mental clarity to perform at your best, energy to spend time with your loved ones, and a strong metabolism to maintain your ideal body weight. Using peptides is a great and effective way to remain healthy so you can make the most out of your life. In this episode, Brian Graham discusses the functions and benefits of different peptides. He also shares some exciting developments in the peptide space. Peptides come with amazing effects — but they can also come with unpleasant side effects when not used with caution. If you want to learn more about how peptides can power your body and enhance your quality of life, then this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Learn how peptides work on your body. Discover the latest developments in the peptide space. Find out the numerous benefits of peptides. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, ‘Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [04:20] Entering The Peptide Space Brian is a peptide specialist at Boulder Longevity Institute. When he first entered the peptide space, he worked more on performance optimization. He underwent educational training at the American Academy for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and earned a formal certification. He met Dr. Yurth while she was working at an orthopedic practice. They focused on bringing medical innovation to clinical relevance through collaboration. [06:48] What Are Peptides? Peptides have been around for some time, even in traditional medicine. They are naturally-occurring products that help regulate or stimulate a given process. For example, insulin is a peptide that regulates blood glucose to prevent neuropathic pain and other complications. Many things can be targeted on a cellular level with a given peptide. [09:07] Proteins vs. Peptides A protein that's a large peptide has more binding sites or activity. Smaller sequences of amino acids become more specific for a given cellular target. When chopped up, large proteins are basically made up of peptides. Many environmental factors inhibit your body's ability to make a given peptide, such as prioritization and accumulation of stressors. The aging process is associated with a decreased ability to make certain peptides. [12:05] BPC-157 BPC-157 is a gastric-derived peptide that naturally occurs in the digestive system and helps support the cells and makeup of the digestive system. It increases blood flow, thus helping modulate healing and recovery processes, especially in the musculoskeletal system. It also helps with neuron regeneration and improves the integrity of the blood-brain barrier. It's an F-actin sequestering peptide that dampens the effects of scarring. [17:00] What's Happening in the Peptide Space The peptide space is incredibly dynamic with lots of innovative research and people working hard to get it to clinical relevance. While much of it is on the bench, there are many strides in the peptide space. There are many factors affecting the accessibility of peptides, such as market exclusivity. [19:42] Increasing Accessibility Brian has been advocating and informing his patients of what's available to them and gives them access if possible. Peptides that are in clinical development and have gone through safety trials require an API. Unfortunately, there are still some inconsistencies in products with company pharmacies that they partner with. It's important to assess what's going to be effective for you. [23:24] SS-31 SS-31 is a mitochondrial peptide that has market exclusivity. It targets the inner mitochondrial membrane and buffers lipid peroxidation, improving the overall system. Brian and his team are working on enhancing its effects by adding other synergistic materials to it. [27:33] GHK-Cu GHK-Cu is widely known in the aesthetic space for collagen deposition and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides should be used with caution because taking too much might compromise your health. It's also being used for postoperative recovery and it could potentially help reorient genetic issues and damage. [31:15] Ta1 Thymosin alpha 1 modulates the immune system. It protects immunocompromised people who are more vulnerable to viral bacteria. It's used for vaccines against viral hepatitis, certain types of cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Essentially, it helps with immunosurveillance by identifying foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, and removing them. Though it has an incredible safety record, it's under scrutiny and there is limited access to it. [31:15] Semaglutide and GLP-RA Semaglutide and GLP-RA are synthetic peptides that regulate metabolism, increasing energy utilization and decreasing fat storage. It's commonly used for glucose control. It also regulates metabolic processes in the brain, potentially reversing cognitive issues. However, it might also lead to nausea, vomiting, distension, and other issues because it slows down stomach emptying. [43:42] MOD GRF 1-29 Overstimulation of CJC-1295, which upregulates growth hormones, can lead to a host of issues, such as fluid retention and neuropathic pain. MOD GRF 1-29 promotes more robust growth hormone production. Using growth hormone-stimulating hormones might cause dependence because it will shut down your ability to produce growth hormones. Abusing growth hormones can shut down your body's abilities. Growth hormones are released robustly at night and put you in a position to recover. [49:23] Other Peptides Brian is only familiar with Epithalamin with regards to pineal gland-derived peptides. Cerebral lysine supports the nervous system and can potentially treat Alzheimer's disease, brain injury, stroke, etc. MOTS-c is a mitochondrial-derived peptide that's associated with longevity. Humanin is used with MOTS-c, due to its synergistic effects, to encourage greater levels of mitochondria and metabolic flexibility. Metabolic flexibility translates to overall system integrity, resiliency, and performance. [57:24] Supersapiens Supersapiens sensors track glucose, ketones, and lactate in real-time. It helps enhance your performance and guides you in knowing what you need. It's best to seek guidance when you start getting into the peptide space so you'll be able to do things effectively and safely. 7 Powerful Quotes “... essentially, what it does is it helps to regulate a given process. And that's what peptides do, they are essentially a key to a door or an opportunity to either lock a door of a given process or open it up…” “[Peptides] could be analogous to a dimmer switch on the wall: you're turning up the light or turning down the light, but that's going to correspond with the given physiologic mechanism.” “Just because this stuff looks good on paper doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be good for everyone. It's really important to distil down what is going to be effective for you so you're not wasting your time and your money doing a treatment that you don't necessarily need.” “If you're in a chronic deteriorative state where your body's sort of ill-equipped to address that need, then you're going to chronically upregulate inflammation and essentially chronically deteriorate, unfortunately.” “More is not always better.” “Everything happens in a rhythm. Everything has its own clock.” “It's important [...] to have guidance, whether that's with me or someone else that is skilled and understands this constantly evolving field to really do things effectively.” Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Peptide Therapy and Caring for Our Cells with Dr William Seeds Supersapiens Biosensors      Connect with Brian: LinkedIn  About Brian Brian Graham is the Program Director at Boulder Longevity Institute. He's a certified peptide specialist through the International Peptide Society and American Academy for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.  Brian is an industrious health and wellness professional with a thorough understanding of clinical peptide modalities. Through his work, he provides high-level concierge health services to patients and is well-versed in peptide sales.  If you want to know more about Brian, you can connect with him on LinkedIn.  Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to optimise sleep.  Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    Achieving Greatness with Anne Audain

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 49:53

    Pursuing your passion takes a lifetime of dedication. Sometimes, you might feel that you're not reaping what you sowed. But the road to success is neither easy nor short. Many successful people needed to work hard and ceaselessly for years before getting a breakthrough in their careers. In this episode, Anne Audain shares her incredible journey as a runner. Throughout her career, she broke many records, won many races, and inspired many significant changes in the sport. Even back then, when there were fewer opportunities for athletes to earn money and go pro, she was able to break the norms and earn a living with her passion. Learn how Anne triumphed over all the obstacles and made history as an athlete, and as a woman. If you want to learn more about Anne's incredible journey and be inspired to set out on your pursuit of greatness, this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Discover how running became a professional sport. Find out how Anne overcame challenges as an athlete. Be inspired by her story. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity, or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research, and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [03:17] Anne's Childhood When she was a child, her parents noticed she walked on her heels. Bone deformities grew on her feet, but she couldn't get surgery until she was 13. After her surgery, she wasn't given crutches or a wheelchair; instead, the doctors gave her an orthopedic boot to push her forward on her feet. When she took off her cast, she found that it was easier to run than walk. [06:30] The Start of Her Running Journey She joined the Otahuhu Athletics Club in South Auckland at 14 years old. She tried high jumping and long jumping but ultimately found that she loved running. She finished third in the Auckland Senior 800m Champs and was recruited by her first coach into his athletic squad. When she began running, the longest distance in Olympic Games for women was 800m. [10:06] Progressing Into the Major Leagues She started racing cross country in the senior races at 14 years old. At 15, she won the New Zealand road championships and Auckland vs. Waikato. Then at 16, she raced in the New Zealand championships in the 1500m but wasn't able to go to Munich though she qualified for the Olympics because she was too young. She finished ninth in the World Championships in Belgium at 17 years old. Listen to the full episode to hear more about how she got to represent New Zealand and travel for free many times! [14:08] How She Started Road Racing In 1981, she left New Zealand with her husband and headed to England. Anne got her airfare to England by getting into a New Zealand cross country team to go to Madrid in March 1981. She had no intentions of pursuing the sport, but Rod Dixon told her to try road racing. Anne then came to the United States and finished third in a 10k in New Orleans. [19:58] The First Professional Race Back then, they just raced and won trophies; but road race directors wanted the sport to go professional to stop the under-the-table payments. Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, also supported the change so he can sponsor runners. In June 1981, Anne won a 15km race in Portland, Oregon — the first professional race — where there was equal prize money. Despite the consequences, she believed she deserved a chance to earn money, too. Because she was only in the United States on a visitor's visa, she got in trouble since it was illegal to accept money and those who do can get a lifetime ban from the sport. [25:28] How Her Career Took Off The United States road race directors ignored the ban, and allowed her to continue her sport. She was able to race at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta and continued road racing. By the end of 1981, she had earned $22,000. She also signed with Nike, becoming the first female runner to sign with the company. She eventually chose to become an American taxpayer and deal with immigration. [28:02] Helping Athletes Grow Races becoming professional shook up a lot of sports and gave opportunities for student-athletes to get sponsorship agreements. Becoming a full-time athlete allowed her to get better accomplishments. She was one of the first to get the H-1B visa, which is now used by many athletes. She was only reinstated a week before racing in Brisbane at the Commonwealth Games. Anne believes that athletes should get opportunities to grow when they're young. [36:15] Anne's Many Achievements She set the world record in the 5000m at Mt Smart Stadium. In 1982, she was undefeated in the United States and broke the course records of each race that she ran in. Her two biggest decisions were going pro in the United States and changing coaches. Listen to the full episode to hear all about the amazing races and accomplishments that she garnered in her running career! [36:15] Transitioning Out She retired due to mental reasons since she started losing focus and discipline. Once she made her decision, her coach, John Davies, said she just needed six months of sabbatical, but she knew she was done. In 1993, she founded what became the largest women's only event in the United States. She put her passion into building that event and empowering women to participate in the 5000k race. [45:16] The Biggest Lesson Her sport taught her how to live a focused, calm, and healthy life, which was particularly useful during the pandemic. Learning to live a simple life is the greatest gift. 7 Powerful Quotes “Every dream is to go to the Olympic Games and you can always look back and say, ‘It might have been my one and only chance.'” “So what I was getting out of my sport then was a whole bunch of world travel free, which was absolutely amazing. But who knew where it was all going to go? So I split my career into [...] 11 years as an amateur, and then things could have gone backwards or forwards.” “If I can earn money out of my talent, then I want the same chance.” “And so all these people go, ‘Well, they should be doing it for the love of their country' and so forth. Well, I did it for the love of my country for 11 years, and I was almost lost. I wouldn't be sitting here with another 11 years of even better accomplishments if I had not been proficient.” “How do you grow athletes if you don't give them a chance when they're young?” “In ‘81, I was two weeks away from being gone from the sport; and in ‘82, I had a world record, a gold medal, and was unbeaten. So here's the difference my decision made in my life.” “I think if you can learn to live a very simple life, which we do learn to live a very disciplined, focused, but also a very simple life as professional athletes, that's [...] one of the greatest gifts that you get.” Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron! Anne Audain: Running Her Way Uncommon Heart: 1 Woman's Triumph by Anne Audain Connect with Anne: Website | LinkedIn | Facebook About Anne Anne Audain, the first professional female distance runner. Throughout her career, she has set records and pioneered professional running for women. She has been inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, the USA Running Hall of Fame, and honoured with a Member of the British Empire medal from Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to her sport worldwide. She founded the Anne Audain Charitable Trust to support at-risk youth in Auckland in 1991 and the Idaho Women's Celebration 5K in 1993. Her autobiography, Uncommon Heart: 1 Woman's Triumph, was published in 2000. If you want to know more about Anne's journey and achievements, check out her website. You can also reach out to her on LinkedIn and Facebook. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to optimise sleep.  Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    Marathon for a Cause: The Fight Against Cerebral Palsy with Andrew McCrory

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 58:04

    Marathon is a tough challenge. There will be days when you wonder whether the early morning runs, the sweltering heat, and the pressure to win are all worth it. Yet, despite the odds, charity runners still put on their running shoes, hoping to transform the lives of people in need. Without a doubt, completing a marathon is an amazing feat. However, doing it for a good cause always elevates the experience. In this episode, Andrew McCrory talks about his journey running across New Zealand to raise funds for kids with cerebral palsy. He describes the obstacles he faced during the marathon and shares how he overcame them. Finally, Andrew offers advice to those considering undertaking such amazing feats for a good cause. If you're interested in running for a cause, this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Understand how running can help advance a noble cause. Get advice on how to cope with the effects of long-distance running. Find out how Andrew overcame hurdles, both in ultra-marathons and in life. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Visit Peak Fitness and Health Be a part of Precision Fuel and Hydration by Andy Blow Connect with Megan Stewart Try PerfectAmino  by Dr David Minkoff Know more about Andrew's cause at Give a Little Connect with Andrew Facebook and Instagram  Episode Highlights [3:56] Andrew's Background  Andrew is a loving husband and father. He is an EIT tutor who assists students preparing for careers in the police and defence forces. He works part time at Peak Fitness and Health as an instructor. Andrew had a back injury as a result of an unfortunate event when he was 17 years old. He went back to running after his recovery. Before joining the army, he worked as a mechanic and a farmer. [8:27] Starting Long-Distance Running Andrew was inspired to run across New Zealand to raise funds for children with cerebral palsy. He trained for around two months before he started running in December. The only requirement when taking part in long-distance running is to be physically fit. [11:24] Standing on the Starting Line  Andrew was thrilled to begin his run at Te Mata's Peak because there were many spectators. On day one, finishing the remaining 20 kilometres was a challenge as he continued to hurl. Throughout the first four days of the marathon, Andrew's body continued to cramp.  On the second day, Andrew overcame hurdles as he soothed his blistered feet and endured the burning heat. Running for an extended period causes your feet to swell. Before running a marathon, it is advisable to visit a shoe clinic.  [18:03] Andrew's Supportive Wife Andrew's wife, who is a nurse, has been there for him since he began running. She and Andrew work together to help children with cerebral palsy.  Athletes need the guidance and support of a professional or loved one as they train. [23:40] Coping with the Challenges of Running It doesn't matter how long it takes to finish a run. Instead, do what you can for the day. You can enjoy your run once you stop thinking of it as a race. We should commend people who put themselves out there for others, regardless of whether their initiative succeeds or fails. [33:01] Running for a Cause Andrew's marathon for cerebral palsy brought a large crowd from Auckland. He planned to gather $20,000 at the end of the marathon.  By the 12th day, he had already received half of the planned charity fund. Utilise the features of social media to encourage people to participate and support charity initiatives.  People who have the least usually donate the most because they understand the struggle.  [37:32] Preparing and Understanding Your Body  Andrew changed little in his diet, except for giving up coffee. Athletes need the right combination of protein and amino acids to perform well.  Listen to the full episode to know how amino acids can help you perform and recover better.  [43:13] Bouncing Back  Andrew completed his run across New Zealand in 40 days.  He admits missing the simplicity of marathoning now that he has to deal with the complexities of reality. Allow your body to recover and experience your accomplishment after completing a massive challenge.  [50:49] Valuable Lessons from Marathoning Don't be frightened to take on a tough challenge.  Learn to build a team. Look for someone who can help and motivate you. Seek advice from good people. Always celebrate small wins.  Failure is inevitable. You need to learn how to pick yourself up when you fall. [55:45] The Ultra Marathon Community In the marathon community, it doesn't matter who crosses the finish line first. Everyone encourages one another to get through the event.  The last person to cross the finish line is the toughest and has fought every obstacle known to man. 7 Powerful Quotes [23:42] Andrew: ‘I just got it through my head that it doesn't matter how long it took me to do 50k… It didn't matter. I could only do what I could do' [25:22] Lisa: ‘I don't care whether they make it or not make it… because people who are putting themselves out there on the line to do something epic and for good and for their own sporting achievement as well deserve to be congratulated for giving it their all.' [36:53] Lisa: ‘It does reinforce your belief in humanity because we can get pretty damn cynical in the world that we live in. You know how terrible things can be. Then, you get on the other hand, just amazing people doing amazing things. It's just giving and caring.' [46:15] Lisa: ​​'Please don't just dive into the next thing. Because you have this tendency when you come off the back of something epic that you've just done, and you've achieved, and you've done so well, to rush into something else because there's a big hole in your life.'  [46:49] Lisa: ‘That was the beautiful thing about ultra-marathon running. You only had one problem to solve that day and that was to get you across the finish line —5 0k's away. And that's a beautiful purity of purpose.'  [50:50] Andrew: ‘Don't be afraid to give it a go. But find someone to help you.' [52:54] Andrew: ‘Celebrate the small wins. Success breeds success.' About Andrew Andrew McCrory made a name for himself as a runner for children who couldn't walk. While trapped on his sofa for four months due to an accident, he had plenty of time to consider what he could do once he regained his strength. Thus, he began his campaign for kids with cerebral palsy. Since then, he's run thousands of kilometres in favour of the cause. His most recent accomplishment was running 50 kilometres for 40 days to raise money for children with cerebral palsy and need the costly Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery in the United States.  Apart from being an ultra-marathoner, Andrew is an instructor at Peak Fitness and Health and a Services Pathway Tutor at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), where he prepares students for the field of law enforcement. Andrew is also a loving husband and father of two.  Learn more about Andrew's cause on Give a Little. You can also connect with him through his social media accounts: Facebook and Instagram.  Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share Andrew's inspiring story with your family and friends. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa

    Reverse Ageing to Live Longer and Healthier with Dr Elena Serenova

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 57:46

    No one is exempt from ageing, and with aging comes diseases and sickness. Decreased performance and cell production also occur because of this phenomenon. Lifestyle changes may be inadequate to help your body function properly. Over the past years, longevity science has been evolving, with the emergence of several anti-ageing supplements in the market. However, the body may not absorb these supplements effectively enough to slow down the effects of ageing. In this episode, Dr Elena Seranova explains how the ageing process works. She details how to use supplements, complemented by lifestyle changes, to reverse ageing. She also shares how NMN can be coupled with TMG to create the ultimate longevity supplement. There's no one supplement to optimise your health, but good habits and lifestyle changes are integral to having a longer and healthier life! If you want to learn how to reverse ageing through supplements and lifestyle changes, then this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Understand the aging process, its vicious cycle, and how it affects and changes our bodies.  Learn how you can slow down and reverse the effects of aging. Discover how you can combine TMG with NMN for better results. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [01:53] How Longevity Science Is Growing There are a growing number of anti-ageing products as we understand the ageing process better. Multiple cellular processes decline or become imbalanced as people age. There are 9 hallmarks of ageing, and the study recently added another hallmark to include inflammation.  The top four killer diseases are cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration, and diabetes. The older you are, the higher your chance of developing one of these diseases.  Our body peaks at 25 and starts the aging process from there. [06:06] Why Is NMN Important?  NMN stands for nicotinamide mononucleotide and is a Vitamin B3 derivative.  It's a natural molecule that you can get from food, but getting an efficient dosage requires supplementation. NMN is a precursor to help our metabolism, and it boosts NAD levels. NAD serves as fuel for SIRTUIN proteins that are involved in rejuvenation processes.  NAD is vital to keep our cells healthy and ensure they don't lose their identity. [09:23] What Happens in the Body as We Age Cell identity is vital. What differentiates cells is how certain parts of the genomes are read. As we age, this process can become chaotic.  Chromatin is a substance in a chromosome. Lightly packed chromatin under active transcription is called euchromatin. Heterochromatin, on the other hand, is more condensed and transcriptionally silent. Epigenetic changes can dictate which areas will be active or inactive. This defines how a cell can be expressed. Sirtuins are crucial in making sure the right genes are active and mediating DNA repair. However, they become less efficient as we age.  This is how our epigenetic regulation becomes loose, leading to genomic instability and loss of cellular identity.  [15:33] How Aging Can Create a Vicious Cycle NAD is the fuel source of sirtuin genes. When these genes are depleted, our DNA can't be repaired. As we age, NAD production depletes. DNA breaks and genome instability also increase.  This becomes a vicious cycle of needing more energy but with less production.  Furthermore, genome instability can increase senescence or zombie cells. These can further increase genome instability.  Senescent cells are cells that forget how to do their function well and stop replicating. These cells can further drain NAD levels. [18:19] The Link Between Fasting and Cell Autophagy Autophagy is the process where cells can get rid of toxins and other things that are not needed anymore. Autophagy ensures housekeeping and can be triggered by fasting.  12 hours of fasting can start autophagy in the liver, while 20 hours of fasting can start the process in other tissues.    Eating can activate mTOR, which is another vital cell regulator. This process is deactivated through supplements like Berberine. Learn to balance both eating and fasting. Hear about Dr Elena's fasting schedule and supplements in the full episode! [27:48] Why Dr Elena Launched TMG Methylation is vital for the body's most critical functions. These include creating neurotransmitters, cell division, energy production, metabolism, and epigenetics.  Dr Elena launched TMG to boost NMN's effectiveness and metabolism.  Methylation and TMG can control homocysteine levels, which correlate with cardiovascular diseases. TMG may also enhance athletic performance. It also has a good safety profile with no side effects despite higher dosage. Dr Elena recommends a 1:2 or 1:3 ratio of NMN to TMG. For every 500 milligrams of NMN, take 1 to 2 grams of TMG. [33:31] Do We Need to Worry about Hyper-methylation?  It's difficult to hyper-methylate. However, individual genetic factors can affect homocysteine levels.  To check your homocysteine levels, you can undergo a blood test or check your gene variants with a genetic test TMG is an osmoregulator that helps regulate cell balance and can optimize methylation. After taking over 20 grams, a laxative effect may appear. [39:41] Where to Start Dr Elena recommends taking NMN, TMG, and extra virgin olive oil for anti-ageing. NMN can also help increase insulin sensitivity and boost collagen production, as seen in human clinical trial in prediabetic women. The market has a lot of collagen supplements, but not all of them are absorbed by the body effectively. Insulin sensitivity decreases as we age. This is the body's ability to let glucose flow freely into cells. You can reverse ageing problems with a better lifestyle and supplements. Dr Elena recommends avoiding carbohydrates in your diet. [42:55] How to Have a Healthier Diet Around 80% of adults in the West may be pre-diabetic. So many foods nowadays are made to be addictive.  While a vegan diet can help you detox at first, you will eventually experience amino acid depletion. Dr Elena prefers a carnivore diet. She also does fasting with a three-hour eating window. You can start with a longer eating window and slowly reduce it.  You don't want a glucose spike in the morning. [48:06] You Don't Need to Be Perfect  You don't have to be perfect every day, but make sure you stay consistent with your overall longevity routine.  Exercise and saunas activate Sirtuins. Try to have a routine for one or both. Optimize your routine and find out what works for you.  [50:52] NMN Bio's Growth Dr Elena shares that her company has been growing rapidly. They now have a UK warehouse, UK Amazon FBA, and another warehouse in Europe.  They are also expanding to the United States.  Remember that no one supplement will do everything for you. You also need to change your lifestyle, which includes diet, exercise, and even biorhythms.   There's a lot of information about longevity online, and it can become overwhelming. This is why Dr Elena created an online course about longevity.  Dr Elena recommends making sure your circadian rhythm is not disrupted.  Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron! Tune in to more Pushing the Limits episodes on health and ageing! Episode 231: The Immune System and How It Fights Cancer Cells and Viruses with Dr Elizabeth Yurth  Episode 196: Rethinking the Function of Mitochondria for Our Health with Dr Elizabeth Yurth  Episode 189: Understanding Autophagy and Increasing Your Longevity with Dr Elena Seranova  Episode 187: Back to Basics: Slow Down Ageing and Promote Longevity with Dr Elizabeth Yurth Episode 183: Sirtuins and NAD Supplements for Longevity with Dr Elena Seranova  Want to dive deeper into longevity and work out a protocol for yourself? Take the Foundations of Longevity and Life Extension Online Course by Dr Elena Seranova and Jesse Coomer  The Ultimate Anti-Aging Combination: TMG & NMN to Live Significantly Longer? By NMN Bio  The Hallmarks of Aging  Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Increases Muscle Insulin Sensitivity in Prediabetic Women Visit NMN Bio to know more about NMN supplements!      Lifespan by Dr David Sinclair    7 Powerful Quotes [04:28] ‘The older you are, the highest your risk of getting one of these diseases; so if it's not gonna be one of them, it's gonna be the other one… Now we start realising when does aging start, which is actually at quite a young age, basically at the age of 25. Because this is where our hormones peak…' [12:25] ‘There are multiple functions that Sirtuins need to attend to within the cell. With age, this function becomes less and less efficient, basically, because sirtuins become more forgetful.' [16:02] ‘So as we age, the production of NAD is declining. So this means that there is less NAD available for sirtuins to use as their fuel to do their job.' [39:52] ‘There are so many collagen supplements on the market, but not all of them are efficient. And actually not all of them are being absorbed properly because when you do take collagen orally, basically, it's broken down into amino acids in your digestive system. And then those amino acids may or may not be used to produce more collagen.' [47:56] ‘We're all on this road of re-educating ourselves and don't go for perfection. Just go for better, I think is a message as well, you don't have to be perfect.' [52:22] ‘With regards to the longevity field, I think that it's very important for people to understand that there is no such thing as the fountain of youth. There is no one supplement that you're going to take that is going to do everything for you.' [56:40] ‘If your melatonin is disrupted, then you will have less defense against reactive oxygen species and that there is another plethora of processes that melatonin is also implicated in and then you don't have all these benefits. And then you're basically aging faster… Takeaway message from today's podcasts. Make sure that you go to sleep early, everyone.' About Dr Elena  Dr Elena Seranova is a scientist, serial entrepreneur and business mentor. She has now founded multiple innovative biotechnological businesses. She first studied at the University of Ioannina with a major in Psychology. Dr Elena then started a private practice before developing an interest in neuroscience. She continued her studies and earned her Master's Degree in Translational Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield. She now also holds a Doctorate Degree in Stem Cell Biology and Autophagy from the University of Birmingham. Dr Elena's expertise in these fields has led her to become the co-founder of a biotech start-up, SkyLab Bio. She has written several peer-reviewed articles on autophagy throughout her career. In addition to these accomplishments, she started her latest business, NMN Bio. Her own experiences with the use of supplements have inspired her to expand the market to supply the public with cutting-edge anti-ageing supplements. NMN Bio reaches New Zealand, the UK, and Europe. Dr Elena found her passion for drug discovery and autophagy. She has endeavoured to share this with the public through her research and work as an entrepreneur.  To learn more about Dr Elena and her work, visit NMN Bio. Enjoy The Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to optimise sleep.  Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    Optimising Health and Nutrition Through Dietary Lifestyle with Dr. Mikki Williden

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 69:12

    Our idea of a healthy lifestyle consists of farm-fresh produce, vegetable-rich diets, and regular exercise. This notion of healthy living may hold to an extent, but nutrition goes beyond the diet and workout programs influencers show on social media. As human beings with different bodily conditions, it is essential to practice critical thinking before jumping onto the latest diet trends. Attractive as their promises may appear, you may draw the short end of the stick if you practice a diet without being well-informed. In this episode, Dr Mikki Williden shares the importance of having the right balance with regard to nutrition. She also delves into common misconceptions about diet and lifestyle. Ultimately, Dr Mikki details the strategies you may employ to optimise your health, especially during these trying times. Remember, nutrition is not about eating less, but having the right balance! If you are looking to start your diet journey or if you want to learn more about living healthy, this episode is for you!   Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Learn more about nutrition and the importance of proteins in your diet. Enable yourself to think critically amid the various trends regarding nutrition. Discover strategies for optimising your health especially during the pandemic. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Track your blood glucose in real time with Levels Health.  Connect with Mikki: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Podcast | Website Listen to FITTER Radio The Peter Attia Drive Podcast The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey   Hormone Repair Manual: Every Woman's Guide to Healthy Hormones After 40 by Lara Briden   Episode Highlights [04:48] Nutrition in the Academe  Anyone in the nutrition space can call themselves a nutritionist even without experience.   Mikki noticed that most people with a high comprehension of nutrition do not necessarily have degrees in nutrition.  Critical thinkers tend to have a high capacity for understanding how nutrition works. There are limitations for those studying nutrition through university programs. Universities tend to teach students an established way of analysing problems. [07:08] Nutrition in the Field of Medicine Most general practitioners do not have in-depth knowledge about nutrition, which has given them a bad reputation at times. The study of nutrition can range from diet to nutrient medication and even to gene interactions. General Practitioners may not know more specialized information about nutrition. According to Mikki, we may have grown up thinking that our doctor's decisions are absolute. You are always free to take ownership of your health. Mikki recommends Lara Briden's book, Hormone Repair Manual. Learn more about this by tuning in to the full episode. [13:57] Proteins: A Double-Edged Sword Amino acids, which build up proteins, act as signalling molecules to turn on the mTOR pathway. The mTOR pathway regulates growth, particularly cell proliferation, in animals and humans. The mTOR pathway is vital to human growth and metabolism, but too little or too much activity can be detrimental. Long-term continuous activity in the mTOR pathway drives cancer cell proliferation and metabolism. [20:05] The Scary Thing About Cancer The terrifying fact about cancer is that it can affect anyone.  Cancers can target different areas of the body, which require specific treatments and protocols. Early detection and diagnosis of cancer will give us the chance to fight back. However, different cancer tests also vary in sensitivity levels. Some are more sensitive than others. [23:06] Why Proteins? Keeping your blood sugar in check is a priority, especially for individuals with metabolic dysregulation. If you practice a low protein diet, your body will naturally crave more carbohydrates. To prevent unnecessary intake of carbohydrates, keeping a balanced high-protein diet will be a good step.  [25:56] Should You Fast? For individuals at the heavier side of the weight spectrum, fasting can help with their therapy. People on the leaner side of the spectrum, on the other hand, should refrain from prolonged fasting. It may result in loss of muscle mass. Exercise and fasting provide ‘good stress,' which can upregulate the body's antioxidant system, anti-inflammatory systems, and NPK signalling pathways. However, too much stress can break down the body. Always remember to do both in moderation. The body needs a period of recovery and feeding to reap the benefits of exercise and fasting. [32:32] Considerations for Fasting According to Prof Layman and Dr Phillips, two solid inputs of proteins help stimulate muscle protein synthesis a day.   Teenagers and young adults require around 15-20 grams to maximize muscle protein synthesis. Meanwhile, middle-aged to older individuals need 40 grams of protein for optimal muscle protein synthesis. Extreme fasting can pose a high risk of accelerating muscle breakdown. Getting the right amount of protein for muscle synthesis is important because our bone health also gradually degenerates as we age.  Falls and trips are one of the top causes of mortality in older adults. Our foot and ankle muscles should be strong enough in and around to prevent such accidents.  [36:30] Checking Your Bone-Building Markers  Fasting or insufficient food intake after exercise is also detrimental to bone health. The body's bone-building markers are low during the period after exercise. Factoring in your day's program for your carbohydrate intake can be beneficial. Bone marker retention improves with high omega-three intake.   [39:57] The Truth About Oils Vegetable oils are usually dubbed as “bad” oils since they upregulate inflammation in the body. Processing may heat these oils and destabilize them, which leads to oxidation of the oils.  Oxidized oils are atherogenic. This means that they promote the thickening or hardening of arteries due to fatty plaque build-up. Placing oils in plastic containers, such as in commercially available oils, can also cause plasticizers to seep into the oil. A high seed oil diet also means a lot of processed or refined carbohydrate content from the preservatives. [44:42] Strategies for a Healthy Nutrition Going organic is a privilege. Depending on a person's access and budget, there will be times when commercial, processed food will be the only way to go. In cases like this, keeping things in moderation will be key. Personality has an impact on becoming successful. Success follows if you live a balanced lifestyle. Becoming self-aware is a good step towards a more balanced, healthy life.  [55:12] Optimising Health During the Pandemic Mikki laments the lack of discussion about health in the context of COVID-19. Advocacy plays a heavy role in policymaking during this pandemic.  Resiliency and protection from the virus still depend on how fundamentally healthy you are. COVID-19 is seen from an epidemiological or immunological point of view. However, the pandemic also has influenced social and cognitive aspects of life.  People should exercise critical thinking instead of blindly following mandates. 7 Powerful Quotes [06:30] (On nutrition in the academe) ‘It's like having done study to work out that you have a super good brain. You are able and capable of doing it, but it has taught you to think in one particular way.'   [20:20] ‘It feels like you get ahead in terms of different treatments, different protocols sort of coming out. But then, every cancer is so different, like a completely different disease.'   [24:15] ‘This is what the research tells us: that you don't have to use research, you just sort of intuitively know if you're propping up your energy because you're trying to rescue your blood sugars on an hour by hour basis. The thing that your body wants is carbs. And it's actually the last thing that it needs.'   [27:24] On repeated and heavy stress on the body: ‘Coming from an ultramarathon background — for health, for toughness, for the sporting endeavor, for the goals and the bloody adventure — yes. For health? No.'   [30:01] ‘If you think about energy expenditure and energy input, if you've got a high energy expenditure, it likes a high energy input to keep those those metabolic pathways nourished, if you like. But then, you move into a phase of low energy output and low energy intake, and again, your body quite likes it, too. It's good to give your body a bit of a rest.'   [41:15] Whenever you put fat in plastic, it just means that the plasticizers from the container can seep into that food source. That's why I recommend that anyone with any sort of leftovers or whatever, if it's a steamer that they're using a plastic container, put down some baking paper, put something down so there's a barrier between the plastic [and food].'   [48:33] ‘Mum would not be here if I hadn't, and we as a family, hadn't sacrificed one hell of a lot to get back and on a day to day basis, ongoing. That's what you do for your loved one. For me, it's important to get the people to understand this is a journey.' About Mikki Mikki Williden, PhD, is a registered nutritionist, who has been helping individuals achieve peak health and performance since 2006. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. She also has a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. In 2003, Mikki donned First Class Honors in her Master in Science degree, where she focused on the development of childhood obesity prevention. By 2011, she obtained a PhD degree with her thesis in health and productivity. Mikki has a regular column in Bite Magazine, which is part of the New Zealand Herald. She also co-hosts a weekly endurance sports podcast called “Fitter Radio.” Through her podcast, she works together with notable figures in New Zealand and helps them achieve their nutrition-related goals.  To learn more about Mikki, drop a visit to her website or connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can know how to optimise their health and improve their lifestyle. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa

    The Benefits of Keto: Debunking Modern Diets with Prof David Harper

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 63:36

    For years, there have been long-standing debates on what aspects of our food cause obesity. Most healthcare guidelines advise us to follow a high-carb, low-fat diet. But recent findings of nutrition research reveal that this way of eating is not the most effective method to lose weight, nor does it prevent chronic illnesses. And instead of leading a healthy lifestyle, we are eating ourselves to death. In this episode, Prof David Harper joins us to share the benefits of keto on our health. He also explains why the high-carb, low-fat diet doesn't work and how it ironically leads to weight gain and diseases. Finally, he shares tips on what to eat to start a healthy lifestyle and how keto can help us achieve this purpose.  Check out this episode and find out the benefits of keto and which diet could help you lead a healthy lifestyle and help prevent chronic illnesses.   Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Learn why it's unhealthy to follow a low-carb, high-fat diet    Understand the importance of avoiding highly processed food and sugar    Discover the three axes of illness  Resources   Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron!  Read BioDiet by David Harper   BioDiet website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram   Check out the Keto Salt Lake   Alzheimer's Disease Is Type 3 Diabetes by Suzanne de la Monte and Jack Wands   The Lancet: Global Burden of Disease   Contact David LinkedIn | Twitter  Episode Highlights [02:56] Dr David's Background Dr  David switched his research focus to the therapeutic benefits of keto for chronic diseases ten years ago. His recent research collaboration with Dr Jeff Volek looked into the benefits of ketogenic diets for women with metastatic breast cancer.  Like many others, Dr David thought it was healthy to have a high-carb, low-fat diet.  Dr David's book, BioDiet, was made for a layperson to understand the benefits of ketogenic diets [05:05] Debunking High-Carb, Low-Fat Diet  The high-carb, low-fat diet is an experiment conducted by health bureaucrats on millions of North Americans for years.  Exercise is good for the body, but it's not the key to losing weight. Instead, people must focus on their diet to shed off some pounds.  Obesity is your body's physiological reaction to excess carbohydrates in your diet. Tune in to know how David came to this realisation through a radio show!  [09:06] Why Ancel Keys Is Wrong Ancel Keys is an American physiologist who discovered that, supposedly, high saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart diseases.  While his hypothesis seems intuitive, there is no evidence to prove Keys' statement.  It's incorrect to consider calories as the primary contributor to weight loss or gain. It's the food's effect on your metabolism that matters.  The health industry is now revisiting the high-fat, low-carb model due to recent studies revealing sugar and smoking as the primary causes of heart disease and not fat.     [13:56] Obesity in America The rise of obesity rate in America happened during the 1980s when it released its first dietary guidelines on a high-carb, low-fat diet The benefits of keto are therapeutic; it's not a fad. It's difficult to gather all relevant data debunking fat as unhealthy; Proving a nutritional intervention prevents disease means controlling the diet of 1000 people for decades. Studies show that a ketogenic diet is an effective intervention for some chronic illnesses.   [19:12] On Starting a Ketogenic Diet  Always consult with your physician first before trying a ketogenic diet.  Some might experience mild side effects because of their changing metabolism.  There are multiple benefits of keto: weight loss, fair skin complexion, protection from chronic diseases, and more. [22:29] The Factors of Illness Chronic diseases and cardiovascular diseases are interrelated.  Another one of the benefits of keto is as a therapeutic intervention for neurological disorders. Insulin resistance, inflammation, and obesity are the axes of illness. Listen to the whole episode to learn how these three factors result in chronic diseases.  Most doctors treat the symptoms and not the disease. The root of diseases is at the cellular metabolic level.  [27:00] Poor Metabolic Health Amid the Pandemic Most people who contracted COVID-19 are those with poor metabolic health. If we could solve the public's diet problem, we could reduce the burden on hospitals.  There are no definitive findings that keto can help decrease the risk of contracting COVID-19. However, studies show promising results on how it can boost one's immune system against the virus.  [33:52] The Benefits of Keto  Most postmenopausal women with chronic illnesses found that the benefits of keto include working against brain fog. Ketone is a cleaner brain fuel and causes less inflammation.  Switching to a keto diet activates the essential proteins for a healthy brain.  [38:18] On Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's is a form of type three diabetes or insulin resistance of the brain.    Suzanne de la Monte's study found that exogenous ketones called MCT oil can improve the cognitive function of people with Alzheimer's disease.  Ketones improve health and brain function.  [42:16] The Global Burden of Disease Diet is the primary global burden of disease.  Approximately a sixth of the calories young people take in America is fructose. To maintain a healthy life, avoid highly processed food and sugar.  [45:08] Why Natural is Not Always Good For You Not all plants are good for our bodies and minds.  Plants don't exist for good health. They're there to do whatever it takes to survive.  The plants we eat today are not the same as our ancestors ate 50 years ago. [48:56] Getting the Trend Right  Reduce your sugar, high glycemic index carbohydrates, flour, and the like to see great results on your health.  It's okay to eat some treats, but you have to be conscious about it. There must be a limit set to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  [53:32] Keto Flu  Keto flu involves having cravings for food that you previously consumed.  In the first phase, it's good to take MCT oil to help familiarise your body with the ketones.  It's good to take lots of magnesium and potassium iIf you don't have any kidney problems.  Some might experience side effects when starting the keto diet. These include nausea, changes in stomach acid, brain fog, sleep disturbance, and the like.  Adapting to a keto diet decreases your insulin level that subsequently reduces your body water.   [55:57] Fully Adapting to Keto The side effects of the keto diet may last for a couple of days. However, you'll feel a sudden boost of energy once you get over the keto flu.  It's not advisable to cycle in and out of keto.  The best lifestyle decision you can make every day is on what's the end of your fork.  7 Powerful Quotes [10:48] ‘When you consider the calories to be the cause of weight loss or gain, you're going down the wrong road. It's the effect of the foods you eat on your metabolism—in particular, I would argue, on your hormone balance and insulin.'    [23:07] ‘If you're insulin resistant, you become more inflamed and more obese. If you're more obese, you become more insulin resistant. So they make each other worse…eventually, it results in a state of poor metabolic health that will then manifest itself…as one of these chronic diseases.'    [24:05] ‘The thing is you're treating the symptom, not the disease. So the disease is at the cellular metabolic level.'    [27:00] ‘If you look at the people that are having bad COVID outcomes, those are people with poor metabolic health—that is absolutely known. So if we can improve the overall metabolic health of the public, we would reduce the burden on our hospitals again.'   [35:44] 'What happens is you put these stressors on your cells to change its metabolism and that turns the genes on.'   [40:32] 'So we're realising that the ketones don't just provide optimal health. They might actually even improve brain function over and above what you expect.'   [45:52] ‘Plants aren't there for good health. They're there to do whatever it is that makes the plant more successful.' About Prof David Harper Prof David Harper is a health educator, researcher, and technology CEO. He finished his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Mathematical biofluid dynamics from the University of British Columbia; and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in Comparative Physiology at the University of Cambridge.   He is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley and a visiting scientist at the BC Cancer Research Center, Terry Fox Laboratory.    He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition and the Institute for Personalised Therapeutic Nutrition.   His current research interest focuses on the therapeutic benefits of ketogenic diets among women with metastatic breast cancer. Due to his passion for studying the impact of diet on our health, he recently launched his book called: BioDiet: The Ketogenic Way to Lose Weight and Improve Health.   You can contact David through his social media channels: LinkedIn and Twitter. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they will know about the benefits of a ketogenic diet. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa  

    Cancer Revolution: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer with Maggie and Brad Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 58:04

    Cancer is one of the most terrifying things to happen to anyone. Not only that, cancer treatments are always in a rush to remove tumours, making you think that this is the only way. Clinical practice is years behind clinical research, and there are now additional and alternative ways to boost your health and treat cancer.   The research can be difficult to understand and read through, especially when you're in the thick of cancer. Our guests today share their newest project — a documentary all about the metabolic approach to cancer with researchers and cancer thrivers all in one place! In this episode, Maggie Jones shares how her experience with cancer became the inspiration for CanceRevolution. She credits both traditional therapy and metabolic therapy as the key to treating her condition and prolonging her life. Brad and Maggie hope that their documentary can reach people and spread the word about the metabolic approach. Don't just blindly follow doctors who won't have the time to do research for you. Instead, start taking ownership of your health!  If you want to learn more about fighting cancer through the metabolic approach and the CanceRevolution documentary, then this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Discover how Maggie's journey with cancer led her and her husband to work on the upcoming documentary, CanceRevolution. Learn about traditional radiation therapy and how incorporating the metabolic approach to cancer can help you! Find out how to take ownership of your health and stay disciplined even after beating cancer. Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [04:00] Maggie's Journey with Cancer In 2018, Maggie was diagnosed with lung cancer and was told that she had less than a year to live.  At first, Maggie accepted her fate, but she started to learn more about how she can help her body heal.  She took up fasting, a ketogenic diet, organic foods, and metabolic treatments. A year after her diagnosis, she was cancer-free.  While Maggie is not dealing with cancer anymore, she has been dealing with the effects of cancer medicine that was used on her.  Cancer treatment often feels too rushed. It would be better to spread out treatments and lower their dosage.  [08:27] How Maggie's Cancer Affected Brad Brad tried to hide how much Maggie's cancer impacted him emotionally.  At the same time, he felt that Maggie was strong enough to face and survive cancer.  He learned all about metabolic treatments through Maggie and served as her reminder.  Brad even started eating Maggie's diet and fasted with her. [12:13] How Fasting Can Help Before Treatments Maggie used to think eating healthy was good. After a tumour surgery, she was vomiting and sweating. However, she tried fasting before the surgery and found that she felt great after the procedure. Fasting is known to be able to “close” normal cells while the cancer cells are still active and looking for energy. When exposed to radiation, the cancer cells get more affected. Clinical research takes around 17 years before becoming part of clinical practice. [15:39] Genetics and Epigenetics Combining hyperbaric therapy, a strict diet, and exogenous ketones can make a big difference. Yet, this practice is not common in cancer treatment.  The industry focuses more on DNA, even though there have been more discoveries about biochemistry since then.  Genetics and epigenetics are different. The former is about the genes themselves, while the latter looks at what turns the genes on and off.  Our environment and behaviour affect the way our genes work. Differentiation of cells is the true cause of aging. [18:49] The Warburg Effect Cancers can and will change their way of using energy. Even when oxygen is available, cancer cells use fermentation, which is not as efficient. The Warburg effect is already a fact. What's not being studied is why this is happening.  There is the genetic theory where genes mutate and cause cell changes, while the other theory is the other way around.  Cutting off the cancer cells' food source is the start. This includes glucose, glutamine, and so much more.  You can block cancer cell growth with diet, off label drugs, and specific protocols for specific cancers. Learn more about these in the full episode!  [24:48] Why Starving Cancer Can Help  The biggest criticism of starving cancer is that cancer cells can adapt to different metabolic pathways. While starving cancer may not lead to curing it, it can help you buy time. The drug protocols have lower side effects than traditional therapy and radiation surgery. [25:48] How to Use Press Pulse  Due to cancer's adaptability, you can expect to change protocols every so often.  Maggie shares that press pulse can be helpful.  This is using a certain protocol first, then switching to something else once cancer adapts and eventually reintroducing the first protocol.  [27:57] Always Be Vigilant  Brad cautions people not to think they're cured of cancer and go back to unhealthy foods and habits.  We all have some cancer cells. Your immune system needs to be strong enough to fight against it. Even if your cancer markers are gone, retaining a ketogenic diet can still be helpful. Exogenous ketones are not fermentable as a food source for cancer.  [33:05] Maggie and Brad's Documentary, CanceRevolution Maggie and Brad's documentary about cancer includes guests who are at the forefront of cancer research and people who have experienced cancer. The documentary is still a work in progress. Donations are highly appreciated. This is all about sharing the metabolic approach to cancer and understanding how cancer works. In the medical profession, doctors can lose their license if they go all-in on the metabolic approach, even if it has been proven effective. The profession has shown that money drives what is promoted or not. Thus, we need to be proactive and take ownership of our health. [42:36] Take Ownership of Your Health While somatic mutation, genetic theory, and metabolic theory are not yet proven, technologies can be built around it to prove it. For example, the PET scan is a cancer diagnostics tool based on the Warburg Effect.  As a patient, you have to be your own advocate and not just blindly listen to doctors. Read books and clinical research.  Remember that you're in control of your body.  7 Powerful Quotes  [9:18] “When, we were together, I just always had this feeling that she was going to make it through. I don't know why, but I was just like — I knew my wife. I knew how strong she was. And if anyone is going to fight this disease, it's her.” — Bradley    [25:05] “I was given the six to eight months to live. My starving cancer bought me another three years of life. This is time to address the next pathway when it comes up and to wait for the next conventional therapy that might help me and all the new research that's coming out. Though it's not going to cure your cancer, it's going to buy you time and buy you incredible quality of life.” — Maggie    [28:30] “It's really hard to be completely cured. Your cancer is always somewhere. We all have some. My immune system is holding its own, whilst Maggie's wasn't. That's basically what happened is her immune system couldn't fight it off anymore.” — Bradley   [32:21] “So having these exogenous ketones can really help just for athletes, as well as cancer patients, but it's really — it's teaching your body to be metabolically flexible.” — Lisa   [34:12] “...she's [Dr Nasha Winters] lived such a powerful life helping others. She was diagnosed too late in her progression to ever receive chemotherapy. And I think that's really what we can all strive for is even if scans aren't perfect, you can still live such a long, full life and don't give up hope.” — Maggie    [49:32] “One of the things that Maggie and I tell try and tell everyone is you have to be — as a patient, you have to be your own advocate. Do not just listen to what your doctor is saying — your oncologist or any doctor. They only meet with you for a half hour, right? Like Maggie sees her oncologist for like about a half hour once every three months.” — Bradley   [55:11] “I'm not unlucky. There are very clear therapeutic things that I can do, that I did to get cancer, that I can do to get out of it. And we need to promote this message of you're in control of your medical destiny. Don't just listen to somebody else who tells you it's a lost cause.” — Maggie Resources Gain exclusive access and bonuses to Pushing the Limits Podcast by becoming a patron! How to Starve Cancer by Jane McLelland Lifespan by David Sinclair with Matthew D LaPlante Lifespan Podcast with Dr David Sinclair Want to learn more about how to manage and treat cancer? Check out our previous episodes:  Episode 231: The Immune System and How It Fights Cancer Cells and Viruses with Dr Elizabeth Yurth  Episode 229: Cancer Treatments: Starve Cancer, Be Free From It with Jane McLelland  Episode 227: Fighting Cancer and Other Diseases Using the Ketogenic Diet with Dr Dominic D'Agostino Learn more about the use of Vitamin C from our past episodes:  Episode 171: Vitamin C for the Critically Ill with Dr Anita Carr  Episode 169: Vitamin C in Sepsis and ARDS Treatment with Dr Alpha “Berry” Fowler Episode 168: Vitamin C for Cancer Treatment with Professor Margaret Vissers Episode 167: Curing the Uncurable with Vitamin C with Dr Thomas Levy MD, JD Episode 164: The Power of Intravenous Vitamin C with Dr Ron Hunninghake  Press-pulse: a novel therapeutic strategy for the metabolic management of cancer  Support CanceRevolution and learn more about the documentary!  Stay updated with CanceRevolution: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Connect with Brad Jones: LinkedIn | Website | Twitter | Instagram Connect with Maggie Jones: LinkedIn About Maggie and Brad Jones Maggie Jones has over 20 years of media experience and is currently the Vice President of Newsrooms Systems for South China Morning Post and Vice President of Product for Tribune Publishing and the Los Angeles Times. She is also the founder of Jones Wellness, LLC, a content creation, marketing, and consulting firm in the wellness and nutrition space. In addition, she is a stage 4 cancer thriver who credits metabolic therapy and conventional targeted therapy in prolonging her life.  Brad Jones has over 20 years of filmmaking experience and is the Executive Producer of Jones Wellness, LLC. He has edited films, from a Peabody Award-winning documentary to the highest-rated shows on MTV and CMT and has spent over a decade working at the Sundance Film Lab and Festival.  Know more and support their upcoming documentary, CanceRevolution!   You can also connect with Brad on his website, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Connect with Maggie on LinkedIn. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends so they can learn more about the metabolic approach to cancer. Have any questions about the different approaches to cancer? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa

    Evolution and Carbohydrates in Our Diet and Exercise with Professor Tim Noakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 54:00

    The key to living a long and happy life is taking care of your body. Regular exercise and a proper diet contribute significantly to your overall health. That's why it's essential to learn about nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, and fats to identify the type of food that your body needs. With the proper diet and exercise, you will find yourself feeling better, stronger, and faster than ever. Joining us in this episode of Pushing the Limits is Professor Tim Noakes, a published author and researcher of science. He shares his realisations about the effects of a high-carbohydrate diet and how lessening it can improve performance and health. He also discusses the importance of drinking water when you're physically active. Through his research, Professor Noakes has changed many people's approaches towards their diet.  If you want to learn more about how you can strengthen your body and live healthily, this episode is for you!  Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Find out how humans have evolved and adapted throughout the years.   Discover the best diet for you according to Professor Noakes' guidelines. Learn why you should avoid overdrinking and how your body knows best when it comes to water. Resources Love the podcast? Become a patron and get exclusive access to bonus content!  Listen to more episodes, get the most out of your genes and find more information about Lisa and her work on her website. The Lore of Running, 4th Edition by Tim Noakes Waterlogged by Tim Noakes Association Between Fatigue and Failure to Preserve Cerebral Energy Turnover During Prolonged Exercise, an academic paper by Nybo, Møller, Pedersen, Nielsen and Secher (2003) More about athletes Bruce Fordyce and Dave Scott CrossFit Connect with Professor Noakes and the Noakes Foundation on their website Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health programme, all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/. Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year's time or finish at the front of the pack? Want to run your first 5-km or run a 100-miler? ​​Do you want a holistic programme that is personalised & customised to your ability, goals, and lifestyle?  Go to www.runninghotcoaching.com for our online run training coaching. Health Optimisation and Life Coaching Are you struggling with a health issue and need people who look outside the square and are connected to some of the greatest science and health minds in the world? Then reach out to us at support@lisatamati.com, we can jump on a call to see if we are a good fit for you. If you have a big challenge ahead, are dealing with adversity or want to take your performance to the next level and want to learn how to increase your mental toughness, emotional resilience, foundational health, and more, contact us at support@lisatamati.com. Order My Books My latest book Relentless chronicles the inspiring journey about how my mother and I defied the odds after an aneurysm left my mum Isobel with massive brain damage at age 74. The medical professionals told me there was absolutely no hope of any quality of life again. Still, I used every mindset tool, years of research and incredible tenacity to prove them wrong and bring my mother back to full health within three years. Get your copy here: https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books/products/relentless. For my other two best-selling books Running Hot and Running to Extremes, chronicling my ultrarunning adventures and expeditions all around the world, go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/books. Lisa's Anti-Ageing and Longevity Supplements  NMN: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, an NAD+ precursor Feel Healthier and Younger* Researchers have found that Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD+, a master regulator of metabolism and a molecule essential for the functionality of all human cells, is being dramatically decreased over time. What is NMN? NMN Bio offers a cutting edge Vitamin B3 derivative named NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) that can boost the levels of NAD+ in muscle tissue and liver. Take charge of your energy levels, focus, metabolism and overall health so you can live a happy, fulfilling life. Founded by scientists, NMN Bio offers supplements of the highest purity and rigorously tested by an independent, third-party lab. Start your cellular rejuvenation journey today. Support Your Healthy Ageing We offer powerful third-party tested NAD+ boosting supplements so you can start your healthy ageing journey today. Shop now: https://nmnbio.nz/collections/all NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 capsules NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 250mg | 30 Capsules 6 Bottles | NMN (beta Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) 500mg | 30 Capsules Quality You Can Trust — NMN Our premium range of anti-ageing nutraceuticals (supplements that combine Mother Nature with cutting edge science) combats the effects of aging while designed to boost NAD+ levels. Manufactured in an ISO9001 certified facility Boost Your NAD+ Levels — Healthy Ageing: Redefined Cellular Health Energy & Focus Bone Density Skin Elasticity DNA Repair Cardiovascular Health Brain Health  Metabolic Health My  ‘Fierce' Sports Jewellery Collection For my gorgeous and inspiring sports jewellery collection, 'Fierce', go to https://shop.lisatamati.com/collections/lisa-tamati-bespoke-jewellery-collection. Episode Highlights [03:09] Professor Noakes' Career Professor Noakes went to medical school before shifting to research and science.  He started writing the Lore of Running for the public, which is currently ongoing with its fifth revision.  Originally a supporter of the high-carbohydrate diet, he realised he was giving the wrong dietary advice after struggling with Type II Diabetes. He lost funding from his university due to this realisation but won the case in court using well-proven science. With his research, he now teaches the proper management of diabetes. [07:50] Against the Food Industry Professor Noakes lost funding from a company in the food industry after he stopped promoting their grain-based diet.  He was sued for his book, Waterlogged, because it went against the sports drink industry.  [12:30] The Pressure from the Academe  Academic mobbing is the pressure to quit your academic work. Professionals such as deans and professors went against Prof Noakes.  Professor Noakes chose research and science because of the toxic environment in the field of medicine. The academic and medical profession is brutal, with long work hours and debt. [15:39] Diet Guidelines Professor Noakes recommends eating based on what humans have evolved to eat. Historically, humans have hunted big animals and turned to agriculture for food. While reasonably healthy, vegetarian diets can be expensive and require highly refined food. He advises eating non-processed and animal-based food. [19:17] The Human's Digestive Evolution The human diet used to be mainly animal produce. Carbohydrates were only eaten during shortages. It isn't easy to adapt from an animal-based, high-fat diet to a high-grain diet in a short period.  Gorillas have certain digestive mechanisms that can break down carbohydrates into fat. Humanity's evolution as hunters resulted in a shorter bowel that is ideal for eating animal produce. [23:47] On Long-Distance Running Running is not a sustainable activity to bring into older age. Orthopedic problems can develop, especially after decades. It is not an ideal long-term activity. [26:22] Weight Control Removing carbohydrates helped Professor Noakes control his weight. He also found amazing benefits from his biweekly CrossFit sessions complemented with running. Now, he has more muscle mass and better flexibility than before.  [30:52] Professor Noakes' Writing Professor Noakes is rewriting the Lore of Running to debunk myths and misconceptions. He is also working on an article about eating before or after exercise. He recently discovered the reason why carbohydrates are necessary for exercise. Regardless of your diet, avoiding hypoglycemia during exercise is the main goal. [37:05] Preventing Cancer Through Diet The low-carb, high-fat diet is ideal for preventing cancer. Insulin resistance, which can develop from a long-term high-carb diet, underlies most cancers. [40:30] Busting Myths  The central government theory is true. Reduction of exercise performance to reduce lactate and glycogen is a myth. Measuring oxygen consumption and glycogen muscle storage is unimportant. His friend once subscribed to a high-carb diet before switching to low carbs. His running greatly improved. Dave Scott, a well-known athlete, has also seen improvements after changing his diet. [45:39] What to Drink When Running Homeostatic regulation allows you to determine if you need to drink more to keep normal sodium levels. Drinking too much water can cause hyponatremia, which is when your sodium levels drop, causing brain swelling and reduced brain blood flow. A genetic defect causing the oversecretion of hormones can cause you to drink too much. It is best for marathon runners to drink only when they feel thirsty. Dehydration is not a medical condition. Your body can maintain normal levels as long as you drink when needed. 7 Powerful Quotes [17:02] ‘The answer is we got to go back to eating what the Maoris were eating, or the Australian Aborigines. [T]hey were eating fish and other foods from the land.' — Professor Tim Noakes  [21:34] ‘We're designed to eat animal produce, which is digested in the small bowel. That's how we evolved, and that allowed us to get our hips to narrow. That allowed us to start running because our knees came closer together; we could run more effectively. And then we became bigger hunters. And that then helped us evolve further.' — Professor Tim Noakes [26:07] ‘I do a lot of strength work and yoga and things like that to balance things out. I feel a ton healthier — day and night healthy. I can manage my weight much better. I was fatter when I was running the distances.' — Lisa Tamati [28:26] ‘I do an hour or two twice a week, and it's 40 minutes really odd but really, really odd. Then I came to complement that with some running, but that's what I need. I've bulked up. I've put on five kilograms of muscle at the age of 72. I'm lifting weights that I could never even consider when I was younger.' — Professor Tim Noakes [29:40] ‘I was having spasms 10 times a day. Then I started doing CrossFit and I worked my way up. Now it's been years without a single spasm. I do not have back pain and I have a very, very strong core. And I work on the core and I maintain it because the back injury is still there but I don't have any issues.' — Lisa Tamati [44:41] ‘He wrote to me about four years ago and says to me, “I've just read your book, and I changed my diet.” And he said, “I wish I'd been eating this diet all my life.”'— Professor Tim Noakes [49:28] ‘You don't need to be told when to drink. Your body will tell you when to drink. So you just drink to thirst, and that's absolutely what is the case. You drink to thirst, and you'll be fine.' — Professor Tim Noakes About Professor Noakes Professor Tim Noakes is an author and researcher focusing on sports and exercise science. Alongside Morné du Plessis, he helped found the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. There, they expanded the limits of research for sports science and encouraged interest in the field.  Professor Noakes' book, Lore of Running, is often considered the bible of running. His other book, Waterlogged, talks about his research on exercise-associated hyponatremia. Professor Noakes has published over 750 scientific books and articles and has won multiple awards for his contributions to sports science.  Learn more about Professor Tim Noakes by visiting The Noakes Foundation. You can also connect with him on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. 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