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MetFlex and Chill
#148 - How To Cultivate Strength In All Areas Of Your Life with John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 74:45


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Don't forget to join Rachel's weekly newsletter, The Friday Flex here: http://www.metflexlife.com/newsletter  Listeners can find John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin at their website http://powerathletehq.com and on Instagram @powerathletehq  John Welbourn is the Founder and CEO of Power Athlete. He is also the creator of the online training phenomenon, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in the 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and a starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 playoff appearances. He was a four-year letterman while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes, and US Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John weekly on his podcast, Power Athlete Radio, as well as his personal blog on training, food, and life, TalkToMeJohnnie.com. Coach McQuilkin is the Director of Training and Education for Power Athlete, a worldwide strength and conditioning organization focused on empowering performance. Chris has led over 100 clinics across 16 countries spanning 6 continents introducing the Power Athlete Methodology to athletes, sports medicine professionals, performance and sports coaches. He has coached and implemented programs for tactical athletes including Naval Special Warfare and US Army XVIII Airborne Corps. Coached collegiately with Georgetown University, Marymount University, as well as interned with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under John Welbourn and Raphael Ruiz studying the proper implementation of science-based, performance-driven training systems. Chris is currently based outside Austin, Texas creating online education content, coaching high school lacrosse, and traveling to lead in-person clinics covering athleticism development, barbell training, and speed development. In this episode, we chat all about the power of raising strong and confident children in modern society, the benefits of investing in an individualized training plan, mindset tools and once you control your thoughts you can unlock endless potential, and more! “The one thing we've found to hold true is that if everybody could start with the singular mindset of just getting stronger, everything else seems to come into focus.” John Welbourn Top Takeaways: How to instill healthy habits in children to cultivate strength overtime Reasons sleep and nutrition should be taken as seriously as training  Importance of knowing your training age to align with your goals   Show Notes: [0:00] Intro to episode trailer  [0:30] Rachel gives a brief bio of today's guests John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin   [2:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guests John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin   [2:30] John introduces himself and shares with the listeners his experience with CrossFit Football, along with how he built his business, Power Athlete  [5:00] Talktomejohnnie.com  [7:30] Ep: 543 An Intelligent Approach to Keto with Rachel Gregory [7:30] Chris introduces himself and shares with the listeners a brief background of how he got into strength and conditioning along with coaching [11:00] “Coaches often get locked into sets and reps and this program versus that program. Well, it still means nothing if you can't communicate, and really empower this person to make something more of what they believe they are at this moment.” Chris McQuilkin [12:30] Question: What does your process look like when establishing a training goal? [14:00] “The one thing that we found that if everybody could start with the singular mindset of just being stronger, everything else seems to come into focus.” John Welbourn [20:00] “All the cardio in the world is going to help you build an aerobic base. But at the end of the day, if you want to change your body composition, the best way to do this is to lift weights.” John Welbourn [23:00] “Strength is cultivated over a lifetime.” John Welbourn [27:30] Question: What is your experience when it comes to convincing female clients that they need to lift weights in order to change their body composition? [44:30] Question: How do you help clients find the balance between overtraining and not training enough? [57:00] Muscle Science For Women [1:02:30] Question: Is there anything in the past year that you have changed your mind about? And Why? [1:13:00] Check more out from John Welbourn and Chris McQuilkin at their website http://powerathletehq.com, podcast Power Athlete Radio, Instagram @powerathletehq, and YouTube [1:13:30] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner. --- Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

House of Modern History
Die politische Relevanz der Migrationsforschung und Desegregationsbewegungen – mit Barbara Lüthi

House of Modern History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 55:19


Senta hatte eine Baustelle vor dem Haus und hat sich deshalb durchgehend auf stumm geschalten. Hätte aber die Fragen auch so gestellt. Das Thema Migration ist von hoher politischer Relevanz. Auch die Geschichtswissenschaft kann und muss etwas beitragen. Darüber sprechen wir heute mit Barbara Lüthi, Juniorprofessorin für Nordamerikanische Geschichte an der Uni Köln. Seit ihrer Lizentiatsarbeit beschäftigt sie sich mit dem Thema Migration. Sie berichtet wie sie bei ihrer Forschung vorgeht. Was können staatliche Quellen leisten? Welche anderen Quellen sollten herangezogen werden? Außerdem sprechen wir mit ihr über ihr Buch, das bald erscheinen wird: Contentious Mobilities: The Freedom Riders Across Borders, 1961 – 2011. Hierin vergleicht sie die Freedom Riders aus den 1960er Jahren in den USA mit anderen Desegregationbewegungen in Australien und Israel/Palästina. Sie versucht der Frage nachzugehen was Mobilität und Immobilität für Auswirkungen auf Individuen und Gruppen hat. Außerdem sprechen wir mit ihr über Traumatisierung und welche Themenfelder in der Migrationsforschung noch wichtig sind. Wer Gast sein möchte, Fragen oder Feedback hat, kann dieses gerne an houseofmodernhistory@gmail.com oder auf Twitter an @houseofModHist richten. Literatur und weiterführende Quellen: Adam, Jens; Bojadzijev, Manuala; Knecht, Michi; Lewicki, Pawel; Polat, Nurhak; Römhild, Regina & Spiekermann, Rika: Europa dezentrieren. Globale Verflechtungen neu denken. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 2019. Alexopoulou, Maria: Ausländer' – A racialized concept? ‘Race' as Analytical Concept in Contemporary German Immigration History, in: Arghavan, Mahmoud/Hirschfelder, Nicole u. a. (Hg.), Who Can Speak and Who is Heard/Hurt? – Facing Problems of Race, Racism and Ethnic Diversity in the Humanities in Germany, transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2019, S. 41–63. Glick Schiller, Nina (Hg): Towards a Transnational Perspective on Migration. New York: Academy of Science, 1992. Lüthi, Barbara: Contentious Mobilities: The Freedom Riders Across Borders, 1961 – 2011. Lüthi, Barbara: Humans, Not Files: Deportations and Knowledge in Switzerland: https://www.ghi-dc.org/fileadmin/publications/Bulletin_Supplement/Supplement_15/Supp-15_165.pdf Lüthi, Barbara & Walters, William: The Politics of Cramped Space: Dilemmas of Action, Containemnt and Mobility. International Journal of Politics Culture and Society. Vol 29, No. 4, 2016. Purtschert, Patricia; Lüthi, Barbara & Falk, Francesca (Hg): Postkoloniale Schweiz. Formen und Folgen eines Kolonialismus ohne Kolonien. transcript Verlag, 2013. Römhild, Regina: Vom Rand ins Zentrum. Perspektiven für eine kritischen Migrationsforschung. Berlin: Panama, 2014. Walters, William: Aviation as deportation infrastructure: airports, planes, and expulsion. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Vol. 44, No. 2. S. 1-22. Film Freedom Writer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463998/ Veranstaltung: Memoryscapes. Filmformen der Erinnerung: https://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-4118

Curiosity Daily
Exercising for Body Image, Ideal Deadlines, Longer Days from Climate Change

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 13:25


Learn about how a 30-minute workout can boost your body image; the ideal deadline to avoid procrastination; and how climate change could make the day longer. A 30-Minute Workout Is A Surefire Way To Boost Your Body Image by Anna Todd MacMillan, A. (2017, June 16). How to Feel Thinner in 30 Minutes. Time; Time. https://time.com/4821689/exercise-feel-thin-fast/?xid=newsletter-brief  Salci, L. E., & Martin Ginis, K. A. (2017). Acute effects of exercise on women with pre-existing body image concerns: A test of potential mediators. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 31, 113–122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.04.001  ‌E, C.-R., J, M.-J., W, S.-R., & G, A.-V. (2021). The acute effect of different intensity aerobic and resistance training exercise on the body image in adult women. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 22–31. https://doi.org/10.34256/ijpefs2144  Study finds the ideal deadline length to avoid procrastination by Cameron Duke  Haupt, A. (2021, July 9). Why do we procrastinate, and how can we stop? Experts have answers. Washington Post; The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/procrastinate-why-stop-advice/2021/07/09/13b7dc2c-e00e-11eb-9f54-7eee10b5fcd2_story.html  Knowles, S., Servátka, M., Sullivan, T., & Genç, M. (2021). Procrastination and the non‐monotonic effect of deadlines on task completion. Economic Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecin.13042  Urban, T. (2013, October 30). Why Procrastinators Procrastinate — Wait But Why. Wait but Why. https://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html  What deadline length is best for avoiding procrastination and completing tasks? (2021, November 3). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/933369  Climate change could make the day longer by Steffie Drucker If all of Earth's ice melts and flows into the ocean, what would happen to the planet's rotation? – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. (2021). Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/30/if-all-of-earths-ice-melts-and-flows-into-the-ocean-what-would-happen-to-the-planets-rotation/  Scientists ID three causes of Earth's spin axis drift. (2018, September 27). Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2805/scientists-id-three-causes-of-earths-spin-axis-drift/  NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth. (2011). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-study-solves-two-mysteries-about-wobbling-earth  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

مَنبِت | Manbet
من بودكاست معلوم: صوتي يحلو بين يديك

مَنبِت | Manbet

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 19:33


استمعوا لبودكاست معلوم من كتابة بشر نجار عبر الرابط http://listen.sowt.com/Maloom تناقش هذه الحلقة من «معلوم» علاقة الصوت بتجربة المستخدم والمتابع، في سياق الرياضة والتلفزيون والسينما وألعاب الفيديو، وكيف تؤثر بتعلّقنا واستمتاعنا بنشاط معين من عدمه. بحث وكتابة بشر النجار، وتحرير عمر فارس، ومونتاج محمود أبو ندى، وتدقيق تالا مراغه، وتقديم سلام قطناني. في بودكاست «معلوم» تُبسّط سلام قطناني العلوم للإجابة على أسئلة هامّة عن أنفسنا والعالم والكون. بودكاست «معلوم» من إنتاج «صوت». بودكاست «معلوم» من إنتاج «صوت». *العنوان من أغنية لهبة قوّاس. المصادر: - Armstrong JK. Where does canned laughter come from – and where did it go? - Daley J. Laugh tracks make bad jokes funnier, according to science . - Cai Q, Chen S, White SJ, Scott SK. Modulation of humor ratings of bad jokes by other people's laughter. Current biology. 2019;29 - Provine RR. Contagious laughter: Laughter is a sufficient stimulus for laughs and smiles. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. 1992;30 - Kelsey-Sugg A. How we fell in and out of love with the laff box, the laugh track machine that changed sitcoms forever. - Mobayed T. The psychology of fake crowd noise. - Landau E. 10 questions you might have about black holes - Gourley M. Development, production, and impact of video game music. STELLAR. - Parker JR, Heerema J. Audio interaction in computer mediated games. International Journal of Computer Games Technology. 2008

Authentic Talks 2.0
Episode 202 | The Expecting Entrepreneur | Guest: Arianna Taboada

Authentic Talks 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 29:54


On this episode, Shanta speaks with Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH (she/her/ella) is the founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur®, a consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs design parental leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs.Arianna speaks and writes about parental leave and respectful maternity care as an issue of social justice, human rights, and economic equity. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Health Equity, Advances in Social Work, and Ethnicity & Health. She is a co-author of Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School, published by The University of Illinois Press in 2020, and The Expecting Entrepreneur® is her first solo-authored book.Arianna lives, works, and plays with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit www.ariannataboada.com to learn more.Author websites and social media:http://www.theexpectingentrepreneur.com/https://twitter.com/ariannataboadahttps://www.instagram.com/ariannataboada/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj8_jqyafZjDJdlGMPwQYhQConnect with Host:Email: Shanta@authentictalks2.comwww.authentictalks2.comIG: https://www.instagram.com/authentictalks2.0withshanta/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoachShantaGenerallyhttps://www.amazon.com/Journey-Higher-Journaling-Mental-Health-ebook/dp/B09P4FJP5R/ref=sr_1_1?crid=4N0I2ND5P1TY&keywords=jamm+with+me+a+journey+to+your+higher+self+pick+up+a+pen+journaling+is+good+for+our+mental+health&qid=1640990837&sprefix=jamm+with+me+a+journey+to+your+higher+self+pick+up+a+pen+journaling+is+good+for+our+mental+health+%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-1

MetFlex and Chill
#147 - Menopause and Weight Loss with Dr. Morgan Nolte

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 50:16


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Dr. Morgan Nolte at her website http://www.weightlossforhealth.com, on YouTube, on Facebook @drmoregannolte, and on Instagram @drmorgannolte  Dr. Morgan Nolte is a passionate board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy. She's the founder of Weight Loss for Health, an online course, community, and coaching program that helps women learn the science behind insulin resistance, weight loss, and habit change. Her mission is to help adults lose weight, keep it off, and prevent the conditions she treats in geriatric physical therapy by living a low insulin lifestyle.  In this episode, we chat all about misconceptions around weight gain and menopause, how gut health changes as a woman goes through menopause, signs, and symptoms of insulin resistance, how macros affect insulin levels, and more! “When we shift the conversation from “how many points” or “how many calories does this have?” And we look at the science behind “how will this affect my insulin,” that's when you're going to start really seeing those long term results.” Dr. Morgan Nolte Top Takeaways: Reasons why menopause can change the way you gain or lose weight Three simple tips to reduce the blood sugar response of eating carbs How macronutrients affect insulin spikes and satiety levels  Dr. Morgan's hacks for setting up your environment for sustainable good health Show Notes: [0:00] Introduction to the episode trailer [0:30] Rachel gives a brief bio of guest Dr. Morgan Nolte [1:30] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest, Dr. Morgan Nolte, @drmorgannolte  [2:30] Dr. Morgan gives a brief background on how she got into the nutrition and geriatric physical therapy space  [9:30] Question: Can we talk about some of the misconceptions that people associate with menopause? [16:00] The XX Brain [16:30] Signs and symptoms of insulin resistance [20:00] Why We Get Sick [23:30] “When we shift the conversation from “how many points” or “how many calories does this have?” And we look at the science behind “how will this affect my insulin”, which is the hormone responsible for the level of body weight, and body fat, that's when you're going to start really seeing those long term results.” Dr. Morgan Nolte  [25:00] Macros and their effects on insulin [28:30] Question: Can you explain the difference between fructose and other sugars such as the kind in things like coca-cola? [31:00] Question: Can you explain to the listeners why insulin isn't the devil and instead why it's the consistent insulin spike that is the negative factor? [34:30] Question: Can you give your perspective on calories and if they are important to manage for fat loss? [48:00] Listeners can find Dr. Morgan Nolte at her website http://www.weightlossforhealth.com, on YouTube, on Facebook @drmoregannolte, and on Instagram @drmorgannolte  [49:30] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner. --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
How to Improve Your Metabolic Flexibility & Why It Matters (Minisode #57)

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 26:09


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox.Most of us hear the term “metabolic health” and think it only applies to our ability to burn calories and manage our weight. And while those are certainly big pieces of metabolic health, it also impacts everything from our cardiovascular health to cognition, mood, infertility, and so much more. That's because our metabolism is actually our body's ability to create energy and this happens all over the body. If our energy production in the brain is hindered, we could have memory loss; if it's not functioning properly in muscle cells, we may see chronic pain—and the list goes on. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Sara Gottfried about how our metabolic health impacts our overall health, indicators of poor metabolic health, and how to improve metabolic flexibility. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. Means has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Forbes, and more. Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her latest book is Women, Food, and Hormones. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-170/Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Sara Gottfried here: https://lnk.to/dhru-238/For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox.Wild-caught salmon is one of my favorite go-to's to get brain-supporting, anti-inflammatory fats and clean protein in my diet. ButcherBox only uses wild-caught, sustainably harvested, Alaskan salmon and will deliver it right to your door for an amazing price. Right now, ButcherBox is offering new members a great deal for the New Year! Sign up at ButcherBox.com/dhru, and you'll receive two pounds of FREE salmon in your first box. And for a limited time, ButcherBox is offering our listeners an additional $10 off. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
Cancer Patients With Pain On Admission Had 4.5 Times Greater Mortality If Their Sleep Was Disrupted - by Keith Block, M.D

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 4:25


Cancer Patients With Pain On Admission Had 4.5 Times Greater Mortality If Their Sleep Was Disrupted - by Keith Block, M.DKeith Block, M.D.•           http://www.lifeovercancer.com/•           Book - Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology. Referred to by many as the “father of integrative oncology,” Dr. Block combines cutting-edge conventional treatment with individualized and scientifically-based complementary and nutraceutical therapies. In 1980, he co-founded with Penny B. Block, Ph.D. the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, the first such facility in North America, and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director. The field of integrative oncology was formally recognized by the launching of Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT). In 2000, Dr. Block was invited by Sage Science Press to be the founding Editor-in-Chief of this peer-reviewed journal, the first medical journal devoted to exploring the research and science behind integrative oncology. In 2007, ICT was accepted by Thomson Scientific for inclusion in the Science Citation Index Expanded™. Dr. Block is currently Director of Integrative Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Additionally, he is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Education, where he has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Bar Ilan University in Israel. Dr. Block is also on Dr. Andrew Weil's faculty at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In 2005, he was appointed to the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) Cancer CAM Editorial Board, on which he continues to serve today. Dr. Block has published more than 75 scientific papers and numerous articles relevant to nutritional and integrative oncology. Recent papers were published in Cancer Treatment Reviews 2007, International Journal of Cancer 2008, Molecular Interventions 2008, Journal of National Cancer Institute 2008 and the Breast Journal 2009. The Block model of individualized integrative oncology continues to set the standard for the practice of this comprehensive approach to cancer treatment in the U.S. #KeithBlock #TheRealTruthAboutHealth  #Cancer #CanerTreatment  #LifeOverCancer #WholeFood CLICK HERE - To Checkout Our MEMBERSHIP CLUB: http://www.realtruthtalks.com Social Media ChannelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConferenceInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/therealtruthabouthealth/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTAHealthLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-real-truth-about-health-conference/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealth    Check out our Podcasts Visit us on Apple Podcast and Itunes search:  The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/23a037be-99dd-4099-b9e0-1cad50774b5a/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RZbS2BafJIEzHYyThm83JGoogle:https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS8yM0ZqRWNTMg%3D%3DStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastAudacy: https://go.audacy.com/partner-podcast-listen-real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-real-truth-about-health-li-85932821/Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/show/2867272 Other Video ChannelsYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealthVimeo:  https://vimeo.com/channels/1733189Rumble:   https://rumble.com/c/c-1111513Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConference/videos/?ref=page_internalDailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/TheRealTruthAboutHealthBitChute:  https://www.bitchute.com/channel/JQryXTPDOMih/ Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims.   

MetFlex and Chill
#146 - Gaining Muscle In A Deficit, How Much Protein Per Meal, Cutting Calories On Keto, and More!

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 35:30


The Muscle Science for Women Program is still open with a few spots left! Check it out at www.metflexlife.com/msw.  To learn more and apply to work one-on-one with Rachel, visit her website: https://www.metflexlife.com/apply Join Rachel's weekly newsletter: https://www.metflexlife.com/newsletter  In this episode, Rachel takes on listener questions related to gaining muscle while being in a deficit, how to optimize muscle protein synthesis and daily protein intake, signs and symptoms to look for when trying to become more metabolically flexible, and more! Today's Questions: Can you gain muscle while in a slight deficit or are you just lifting to maintain? How much protein do you need per meal when building muscle? How long should you stay strict keto before flexing? If doing a cut on keto, do you track and cut calories like on other diets?  Top Takeaways: Essentials to focus on if you want to gain (or at least maintain) muscle while in a deficit Questions to ask yourself if and when you're ready to try keto Rachel's daily recommendation on protein intake to optimize muscle protein synthesis  Signs and symptoms your body might be ready to start incorporating carbs back into your diet Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Today's episode is a Solo Q&A! THE Muscle Science for Women Program is still open with a few spots left! Check it out at www.metflexlife.com/msw. The official start date for this round is JANUARY 10th!  [2:00] Question: Can you gain muscle while in a slight deficit or are you just lifting to maintain? [5:00] Essentials to focus on for optimizing muscle growth [10:00] Question: How much protein do you need per meal when building muscle? [13:00] Daily recommendation on protein intake to optimize muscle protein synthesis [19:30] If you're interested in the Muscle Science For Women program check it out HERE!  [20:00] Question: How long should I stay strict with keto before flexing? [22:30:] For more info on Rachel's Keto KickStart Program check it out at www.metflexlife.com/keto-kickstart  [28:30] Question: If doing a cut on keto, do you track and cut calories like on other diets?  [32:00] Is keto the best diet for weight loss?  [34:00] If you're interested in learning more about the MSW program please don't hesitate to reach out at rachel@metflexlife.com or check out the program at www.metflexlife.com/msw  THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: If you're interested in the Muscle Science For Women program round 2 starts January 10th!  Check out other fitness and nutrition programs Rachel offers at www.metflexlife.com/programs  Lifting, Dieting, and Fat Loss Q&A with Rachel Gregory --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

Plus
Věda Plus: Ženy před covidem zřejmě chrání hormon estrogen, zjistili čeští vědci. Pomoci by mohl i mužům

Plus

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 25:28


Ženský pohlavní hormon estrogen zřejmě chrání ženy nejen před těžším průběhem covidu-19, ale i dalších virových onemocnění. Vyplývá to ze zjištění českých odborníků Univerzity Karlovy, které zveřejnil vědecký časopis International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Profiles in Leadership
Tim Vidale, from homelessness to business owner, accomplished physical therapist and a leader in his field

Profiles in Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 61:10


Dr. Tim Vidale is the CEO of Momentous Sports Medicine and the former Physical Therapist and Assistant Rehab Coordinator for the Minnesota Twins. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University where he was a hurdler and decathlete on the track and field team. Dr. Vidale went on to attain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. Following graduation, Dr. Vidale relocated to Washington, D.C. where he earned his MBA from George Washington University. He attained the FAAOMPT distinction through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration. Prior to that he operated a sports Physical Therapy clinic in Washington, DC, while also serving as an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Howard University. He was the Head Physical Therapist for the DC Slayers and DC Furies Rugby clubs from 2012-2016 and served Team USA as a Physical Therapist at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada with the United States Olympic Committee. He also currently serves as the Physical Therapist for USA Softball National team. Dr. Vidale is a published author, with publications in internationally distributed textbooks and scholarly journals and is also a content reviewer for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Vidale is trained in Functional Dry Needling and is well versed in treating sports and orthopedic injuries. He sits on the State Board of Physical Therapy for Washington, DC, and currently serves as on the Nominating Committee for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Vidale is also the chairman of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and serves on the Practice Committee in the AASPT, and is also involved in the American Physical Therapy Association, American College of Sports Medicine and the Private Practice Section. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Jeanna and daughters, Taryn and Sage.

Optimal Health Daily
1585: Debunking Gender Myths #4: Women Need To Do More Cardio To Achieve Optimal Body Composition by Rachel Gregory

Optimal Health Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 12:34


Rachel Gregory debunks the myth that women need to do more cardio to achieve optimal body composition Episode 1585: Debunking Gender Myths #4: Women Need To Do More Cardio To Achieve Optimal Body Composition by Rachel Gregory Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. She completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Rachel is a former Collegiate Triathlete and Athletic Trainer and she has worked with a variety of individuals throughout her career that include Division I collegiate athletes, WNBA stars, and some of the top bodybuilders in the world. The original post is located here: https://www.metflexlife.com/blog/women-need-more-cardio  FitOn is the #1 premium free fitness app, and it is redefining the workout experience. Work out for free anytime, anywhere. Text DAILY to 64-000 to join FitOn for free! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com  Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalHealthDailyDietNutritionFitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
Weekly Space Hangout - How We Can Clean Up Earth's Space Debris with Dr. Jake Abbott

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 63:46


https://youtu.be/BX-SICfFvB8 Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are excited to welcome Dr. Jake Abbott, director of the Telerobotics Laboratory at the University of Utah to the WSH. The proliferation of Space Debris has become an increasingly alarming reality. In fact, as recently as December 3, 2021, "The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a U.S. launch vehicle" (source:  https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sci...). In a paper published in November 2021 in the science journal Nature , Jake and his research team have proposed a new method of dealing with the debris: using a series of spinning magnets to move these objects. You can read more about their proposed solution here https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/....   Jake Abbott is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, and he is the director of the Telerobotics Laboratory. He joined the University of Utah in 2008. Before coming to Utah, he spent three years in Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher working with Brad Nelson at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich. Dr. Abbott received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2005 working with Allison Okamura, his M.S. from the University of Utah in 2001, and his B.S. from Utah State University in 1999, all in Mechanical Engineering.   Jake Abbott's research has been funded by the NSF (including the CAREER Award), the NIH, NASA, the Air Force, and industry. He and his co-authors have won a number of Best Paper and Best Poster Awards at international conferences. He is currently an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Robotics Research, and was previously an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics.   In Jake's spare time, he's a movie buff, a foodie, and an all-around supporter of the arts and the community in Salt Lake City. Jake's wife is a flamenco dancer and instructor in Salt Lake City, and he plays guitar and sings as part of her group.   You can learn more about Jake and his research by visiting https://www.telerobotics.utah.edu/ind... and https://www.mech.utah.edu/directory/f.... Regular Guests: Dr. Nick Castle ( @PlanetaryGeoDoc ) C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ & @AstroUniverse & @SpaceWriter ) Pam Hoffman ( http://spacer.pamhoffman.com/ & http://everydayspacer.com/ & @EverydaySpacer ) This week's stories: - JWST & what it's going to be looking at. - A comet, 2 meteor showers, 2 contests & a citizen science project! - Crazy Pluto geology. - New information on the clouds of Venus. - Hyabusa samples.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

MetFlex and Chill
#145 - Hormonal Imbalance: Root Causes with Dr. Halie Schoff

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 53:52


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Dr. Hailie Schoff at her website www.drhalieschoff.com and on Instagram @drhalieschoff  Dr. Halie Schoff is a licensed and practicing Chiropractor, Integrative Health Practitioner, and Podcaster with a Master's in Applied Clinical Nutrition. She is a former collegiate athlete who has a passion for teaching people how to bridge the gap between fitness and holistic health. With a focus on women's hormones and gut health, Dr. Halie has helped hundreds of people all over the world regain their health through lifestyle, optimal diet, movement, and functional practices. Dr. Halie is incredibly outspoken about informed consent around birth control and aims to help those that she works with understand the root cause of their hormone imbalances. Her main goal is to help you be the alpha of your health by understanding what being optimally healthy means for YOU.  In this episode, Dr. Halie Schoff and I chat about the most common root causes of hormonal imbalances, how to support your hormones if you are using a contraceptive or getting off of one, the importance of adequate fat intake to produce progesterone, how to understand what's happening during your cycle, and more! “I see our female cycle as a vital sign. It's just like our blood pressure. It's just like our heart rate. It's just like our body weight in terms of…how is our health?” Dr. Halie Schoff Top Takeaways: Most common root causes of hormonal imbalances Types of nutrient-dense foods to focus on when getting off birth control Risks and benefits to hormonal and non-hormonal birth control methods  How to promote and support the production of progesterone Reasons environmental stressors can wreak havoc on your hormones Show Notes: [0:00] Intro to episode trailer  [0:30] Rachel gives a brief bio of guest Dr. Halie Schoff    [1:30] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Dr. Halie Schoff @drhalieschoff     [3:00] Dr. Halie gives a brief background of her journey as a collegiate athlete as well as being in the fitness and holistic health space [10:30] Question: What are the risks and benefits of using birth control? [14:30] Question: What are some main focal points for someone to pay attention to when coming off of birth control? [19:30] Question: What would you recommend if someone wanted to switch methods but not completely come off birth control? [22:00] “I see our female cycle as just a vital sign. It's just like our blood pressure. It's just like our heart rate. It's just like our body weight in terms of, how is our health?” Dr. Halie Schoff [25:30] Question: Can you explain what is the female cycle and what is happening during that time so women can better prepare and support themselves for it?  [32:00] Foods to support progesterone production [35:00] Question: Can you explain some of the root causes of hormonal imbalances? [42:30] Question: Can you speak to stressors of overtraining and how that can potentially hinder you from achieving your goals? [49:00] Question: Is there anything you've changed your mind about in the past year, and why? [51:00] Listeners can check out more from Dr. Hailie Schoff at her website www.drhalieschoff.com, and on Instagram @drhalieschoff and @alpha.chiro.health.wellness and her podcast Alpha Health and Wellness Radio [53:00] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner — You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 12.23.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 59:34


Effects of Curcumin Supplementation on Inflammatory Markers, Muscle Damage, and Sports Performance during Acute Physical Exercise in Sedentary Individuals Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Brazil), December 14, 2021 Exhaustive and acute unusual physical exercise leads to muscle damage. Curcumin has been widely studied due to the variety of its biological activities, attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, it has shown positive effects on physical exercise practitioners. However, there is no literature consensus on the beneficial effects of curcumin in acute physical activities performed by sedentary individuals. Therefore, we systematically reviewed evidence from clinical trials on the main effects of curcumin supplementation on inflammatory markers, sports performance, and muscle damage during acute physical exercises in these individuals. Most studies have shown positive effects of curcumin supplementation in sedentary individuals undergoing acute physical exercise. Overall, participants supplemented with curcumin showed less muscle damage, reduced inflammation, and better muscle performance. (NEXT) Long Term Study Alludes to Artificial Sweeteners and Cognitive Decline Link University of Barcelona, December 10. 2021 Diet is considered an important modulator of cognitive decline and dementia, but the available evidence is, however, still fragmented and often inconsistent. Methods and Results In conclusion, our prospective and validated data suggest that food-related and microbiota-derived metabolites may play an important role in the later development of CD. Our results support a protective association between metabolites reflecting the consumption of polyphenol-rich foods (i.e., fruits and vegetables), cocoa, coffee, mushrooms and red wine with CD, whereas other food components related to unhealthy dietary components (i.e., alcohol, artificial sweeteners) may have deleterious effects on cognition. (NEXT) Key role in brain health for vitamin E University of Newcastle (Australia), December 18, 2021 Vitamin E has a key role to play in reducing the onset of Alzheimer's disease, fatty liver diseases and other health risks, experts at a recent symposium on vitamin E have said. Eggersdorfersaid that more than 90% of the US's population did not meet their recommended daily allowance of vitamin E, which was a worry. Consumers were expected to take in enough vitamin E through their diets, but “they are characterised by an increasing intake of processed foods”, said Lisa Wood, associate professor at the Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases at Australia's University of Newcastle. (NEXT) Childhood obesity linked with mother's unhealthy diet before pregnancy University of Southampton, December 22, 2021 New research led by the University of Southampton shows supporting women to eat a healthy diet pre-pregnancy could reduce risk of obesity for their children. New research, at the University of Southampton, has found children aged eight or nine were more likely to be obese if their mother had a poor diet during—and before—pregnancy. The research identifies these as critical times, when initiatives to reduce childhood obesity may be more effective. The results, published in the International Journal of Obesity, showed that if a mother-child pair was in a lower diet quality group, this was associated with child having a higher DXA percentage body fat and BMI at age eight or nine. This research shows the importance of intervening at the earliest possible stage in a child's life, in pregnancy or even before conception, to enable us to tackle it." (NEXT) Can Oily Fish, Cherries Or Milk Help You Sleep? Here's What The Evidence Shows Aston University (UK), December 20, 2021 Almost one-in-five British people report they don't get enough sleep each night. The problem is so bad that in total the UK public are losing around a night's worth of shut-eye each week. Our diet has an influence upon sleep patterns by affecting the sleep hormone melatonin. For example, foods rich in the essential amino acid tryptophan are commonly cited as helping sleep, as tryptophan helps produce melatonin. Additionally, some vitamins and minerals may help sleep, such as vitamin D, magnesium and zinc. Oily fish: Evidence suggests the more oily fish, such as salmon or herring, you eat the better you sleep. Oily fish contain healthy fats such as omega-3 oils which have been shown to improve sleep in children and are involved in serotonin release. Tart cherries: Evidence suggests that tart cherries improves sleep in older adults, probably due to their ability to increase melatonin levels. And tart cherries are also rich in nutrients, including magnesium, which also may improve your sleep. Warm milk: Research conducted in the 1970s suggested that a glass of warm milk before bed could improve sleep quality. This research was performed in a very small group however, and little research has been done since. Drinking milk does increase melatonin levels which could help. But there isn't enough evidence to support the claim that a glass of warm milk definitely makes you nod off. Herbal teas: Evidence for valerian, a common ingredient, to aid sleep is inconclusive. Decaffeinated green tea has been reported to improve sleep quality, which might be linked to the relaxing qualities of L-theanine, an amino acid it contains (NEXT) War metaphors for cancer hurt certain prevention behaviors University of Michigan, December 15, 2021 It's not unusual for people to use war metaphors such as "fight" and "battle" when trying to motivate patients with cancer. But a new University of Michigan study indicates that using those words can have an unintended negative effect. David Hauser, a U-M doctoral student in psychology, and colleague Norbert Schwarz of the University of Southern California, found in three studies that exposure to metaphoric language relating cancer to an enemy significantly lessens the extent to which people consider cancer-prevention behaviors.

Weekly Space Hangout
Weekly Space Hangout: 22-DEC-2021 - Cleaning Up Earth's Space Debris with Dr. Jake Abbott

Weekly Space Hangout

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 58:18


This week we are excited to welcome Dr. Jake Abbott, director of the Telerobotics Laboratory at the University of Utah to the WSH. The proliferation of Space Debris has become an increasingly alarming reality. In fact, as recently as December 3, 2021, "The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a U.S. launch vehicle" (source: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/international-space-station-swerves-dodge-space-junk-2021-12-03/). In a paper published in November 2021 in the science journal Nature , Jake and his research team have proposed a new method of dealing with the debris: using a series of spinning magnets to move these objects. You can read more about their proposed solution here https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/waste-of-space/. Jake Abbott is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, and he is the director of the Telerobotics Laboratory. He joined the University of Utah in 2008. Before coming to Utah, he spent three years in Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher working with Brad Nelson at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich. Dr. Abbott received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2005 working with Allison Okamura, his M.S. from the University of Utah in 2001, and his B.S. from Utah State University in 1999, all in Mechanical Engineering. Jake Abbott's research has been funded by the NSF (including the CAREER Award), the NIH, NASA, the Air Force, and industry. He and his co-authors have won a number of Best Paper and Best Poster Awards at international conferences. He is currently an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Robotics Research, and was previously an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics. In Jake's spare time, he's a movie buff, a foodie, and an all-around supporter of the arts and the community in Salt Lake City. Jake's wife is a flamenco dancer and instructor in Salt Lake City, and he plays guitar and sings as part of her group. You can learn more about Jake and his research by visiting https://www.telerobotics.utah.edu/index.php/People/JakeAbbott and https://www.mech.utah.edu/directory/faculty/jake-abbott/. **************************************** The Weekly Space Hangout is a production of CosmoQuest. Want to support CosmoQuest? Here are some specific ways you can help: ► Subscribe FREE to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/cosmoquest ► Subscribe to our podcasts Astronomy Cast and Daily Space where ever you get your podcasts! ► Watch our streams over on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/cosmoquestx – follow and subscribe! ► Become a Patreon of CosmoQuest https://www.patreon.com/cosmoquestx ► Become a Patreon of Astronomy Cast https://www.patreon.com/astronomycast ► Buy stuff from our Redbubble https://www.redbubble.com/people/cosmoquestx ► Join our Discord server for CosmoQuest - https://discord.gg/X8rw4vv ► Join the Weekly Space Hangout Crew! - http://www.wshcrew.space/ Don't forget to like and subscribe! Plus we love being shared out to new people, so tweet, comment, review us... all the free things you can do to help bring science into people's lives.

Ta de Clinicagem
TdC em Bolus - Influenza

Ta de Clinicagem

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 16:44


Fred e Raphael trazem nesse bolus especial, muita informação essencial para essa nova onda de Influenza: quando pensar? E a diferença com COVID? Como diagnosticar e como tratar? Tudo isso aqui! Referências: Call, Stephanie A., et al. "Does this patient have influenza?." Jama 293.8 (2005): 987-997. World Health Organization. "Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2022 southern hemisphere influenza season–Composition" Punpanich, Warunee, and Tawee Chotpitayasunondh. "A review on the clinical spectrum and natural history of human influenza." International Journal of Infectious Diseases 16.10 (2012): e714-e723. Uyeki, Timothy M., et al. "Clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America: 2018 update on diagnosis, treatment, chemoprophylaxis, and institutional outbreak management of seasonal influenza." Clinical Infectious Diseases 68.6 (2019): e1-e47. Gaitonde, David Y., Faith C. Moore, and Mackenzie K. Morgan. "Influenza: Diagnosis and treatment." American family physician 100.12 (2019): 751-758. Rodrigo, Chamira, et al. "Corticosteroids as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of influenza." Cochrane database of systematic reviews 3 (2016). Lansbury, Louise, et al. "Corticosteroids as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of influenza." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2 (2019). Ni, YN., Chen, G., Sun, J. et al. The effect of corticosteroids on mortality of patients with influenza pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care 23, 99 (2019).

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 12.22.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 55:43


Plant scientists find recipe for anti-cancer compound in herbs Purdue University, December 21, 2021 Thyme and oregano possess an anti-cancer compound that suppresses tumor development, but adding more to your tomato sauce isn't enough to gain significant benefit. The key to unlocking the power of these plants is in amplifying the amount of the compound created or synthesizing the compound for drug development. Researchers at Purdue University achieved the first step toward using the compound in pharmaceuticals by mapping its biosynthetic pathway, a sort of molecular recipe of the ingredients and steps needed. Thymol, carvacrol and thymohydroquinone are flavor compounds in thyme, oregano and other plants in the Lamiaceae family. They also have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other properties beneficial to human health. Thymohydroquinone has been shown to have anti-cancer properties and is particularly of interest, said Dudareva, who also is director of Purdue's Center for Plant Biology. (NEXT) Prebiotics supplements help women reduce sugar intake by four percent University of Surrey, December 21, 2021 A new study from the University of Surrey has found that young women who took four weeks of prebiotic supplements made healthier food choices and consumed less sugar. The prebiotics used in this study were galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) which increase the amount of "friendly" gut bacteria. IThe research team found that participants who used the GOS supplements consumed 4.1% less sugar and 4.3% fewer calories from carbohydrates overall than women from the placebo group. Interestingly, the study also found that those who took the GOS supplements consumed around 4.2% more energy from fats. After analyzing their results, the Surrey team found that the prebiotic supplements modified the composition of the gut microbiome, increasing levels of Bifidobacterium. The researchers found that these changes were associated with the women's nutritional intake over the four-week period. (NEXT) Vitamin E supplementation could boost pneumonia protection Tufts University School of Medicine  December 17 2021 An article in The Journal of Immunology reports findings from experimental research that suggests a role for vitamin E supplementation in protecting against pneumonia. "Earlier studies have shown that vitamin E can help regulate the aging body's immune system, but our present research is the first study to demonstrate that dietary vitamin E regulates neutrophil entry into the lungs in mice, and so dramatically reduces inflammation, and helps fight off infection by this common type of bacteria," announced lead author Elsa N. Bou Ghanem, PhD, of Tufts University School of Medicine. "A growing body of research suggests vitamin E could make up for the loss of immune response caused by aging," noted co-senior author Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD. "Whether vitamin E can help protect people against this type of pneumonia affecting older adults requires more research." (NEXT) Heavy metals in cannabis plants could affect human health, study finds Penn State University, December 15, 2021 A new study led by researchers from Penn State is outlining a number of strategies that should be employed by cannabis growers to mitigate the plant's ability to absorb heavy metals from soil. The study indicates it is possible consuming cannabis contaminated with heavy metals could lead to chronic diseases, including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's. Phytoremediation is a process where plants are used to remove certain environmental contaminants from soil. Cannabis is a plant often used in this process due to its exceptional ability to grow fast, need few extra nutrients, and absorb high volumes of heavy metals including lead, cadmium and chromium. In particular, cannabis plants transport these heavy metals into its leaves and flowers. These elements specifically concentrate in the hairlike structures called trichomes on its flowers, and these are the same parts of the plant that store cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. (NEXT) Yoga has potential to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease European Society of Cardiology, December 15, 2021 There is "promising evidence" that the popular mind-body practice of yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and is a "potentially effective therapy" for cardiovascular health. Indeed, following a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials (which included 2768 subjects), investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking. "This finding is significant," they note, "as individuals who cannot or prefer not to perform traditional aerobic exercise might still achieve similar benefits in [cardiovascular] risk reduction." Their study is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (NEXT) Hugs help protect against stress, infection, say researchers Carnegie Mellon University, December 17, 2021 Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea. Led by Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology in CMU's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the researchers tested whether hugs act as a form of social support, protecting stressed people from getting sick. Published in Psychological Science, they found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness symptoms. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) Despite Climate Imperative, 94% of Analyzed Coal Companies Have No Phaseout Plan COMMON DREAMS December 21, 2021 With a new analysis in hand, an international climate advocacy group on Tuesday demanded that banks and investors worldwide use their leverage to force the coal industry to more rapidly end their planet-wrecking operations. The new report by Paris-based Reclaim Finance—entitled The Coal Companies Watchlist: How finance can accelerate the coal phaseout—makes the case that the financial industry must force polluters to develop and implement plans for a "rapid global phaseout of coal" that align with the Paris climate agreement's goal of limiting temperature rise by 2100 to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The review revealed that 94% of the 47 analyzed companies have "no credible coal exit plan." According to the report: Only three out of 47 analyzed companies' plans (6%) meet all the basic criteria of a credible coal phaseout (no expansion, adequate timeline, and commitment to shut down assets); 28% of analyzed companies are still coal expansionists and have not even yet recognized the absolute necessity of stopping the development of new coal capacity; 55% of companies do not plan to retire their coal assets by 2030 and 2040, thereby failing to align with a 1.5°C pathway; and The remaining 11% of analyzed companies do provide an adequate phaseout calendar but fail to shut down their assets: by selling coal mines and plants or converting them to gas and biomass—two other unsustainable energy sources—the only thing these companies are greening is their public profile, with no material effect on climate change. (NEXT) Prescribe fewer antidepressants, and for shorter periods, doctors advised by  British Medical Journal Doctors should prescribe fewer antidepressants and for shorter periods of time, because of the ongoing uncertainties about their effectiveness and the potential severity and durability of the withdrawal symptoms associated with them, suggests a review of the evidence on antidepressant use, published online in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin. The use of antidepressants is also associated with a range of side effects, while the clinical trial data mostly don't assess the outcomes that matter most to patients, say the authors. And there is no clinically relevant difference between these drugs and placebo on depression. While there might be a role for antidepressants among patients with severe depression, the cons may outweigh the pros in those with mild to moderate depression or in those whose symptoms don't yet qualify as depression, they add. They conclude: "There continues to be considerable uncertainty about the benefits of antidepressant use in the short- and long-term, particularly in regard to the lack of a clinically significant difference between antidepressant and placebo treatment. (NEXT) Is the World Adopting the Ways of Nazi Germany? Michael J. Talmo Global Research, December 20, 2021 When it comes to resisting any form of tyranny, a common assertion is that if you make any comparisons to Nazi Germany you lose the argument. Really? Consider this: On August 25, 2021 “We For Humanity,” an international association of doctors, scientists, lawyers, journalists, and other professionals, wrote a letter to government agencies in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada condemning COVID-19 mass vaccination programs on behalf of Holocaust survivors, their children, and grandchildren. This is part of what the letter says: “We, the survivors of the atrocities committed against humanity during the Second World War, feel bound to follow our conscience and write this letter. It is obvious to us that another holocaust of  greater magnitude is taking place before our eyes. The majority of the world's populace do not yet realize what is happening, for magnitude of an organized crime such as this is beyond their scope of experience. We, however, know. We remember…We call upon you to stop this ungodly medical experiment on humankind immediately.” The letter goes on to point out that the vaccines have proven to be “more dangerous” than COVID-19, denounces them as “a blasphemic encroachment into nature,” denounces “ostracism of the unvaccinated” as the Jews “were demonized as spreaders of infectious diseases” and goes on to say: “Never before has immunization of the entire planet been accomplished by delivering a synthetic mRNA into the human body. It is a medical experiment to which the Nuremberg Code must be applied …Allegedly around 52% of the world population has received at least one shot. Honest disclosure of the true number of “vaccine” injured, terminally injured as well as deceased worldwide is long overdue…Provide us with the true numbers of Covid vaccine casualties now.” The letter concludes: “How many will be enough to awaken your conscience?” Apparently, not enough yet. On September 15, 2021 the EMA (European Medicines Agency) which is part of the EU(European Union) replied: “As an introductory remark EMA finds the comparisons you make both inaccurate and inappropriate. Indeed, it might be perceived as demeaning the suffering and dignity of those who experienced the terrible events of the holocaust…For a medicine to be authorized in the EU through EMA, the Agency's human medicines committee (CHMP), composed of scientific experts from all EU member states, must conclude that the medicine's quality, safety and efficacy are properly and sufficiently demonstrated.” Can you believe the arrogance and hubris of the EMA? They are actually telling people who lived through the Holocaust that they are demeaning the suffering and dignity of people who were in the Holocaust. Can it get any more ridiculous than that? The EMA is also overlooking the fact that governments throughout history have engaged in mass murder. (NEXT) The Left would sacrifice the unvaccinated BY KAT ROSENFIELD UNHERD, December 20 2021 An underdiscussed element of the Covid pandemic is the cost of the virus — not in American lives, but in American dollars. In the United States, a Covid hospitalisation costs $29,000 on average; if you're sick enough to require an ICU stay and a ventilator, that average soars to $156,000. And in a country without universal healthcare, with a piecemeal system of private insurance that ties insurance coverage to employment, and amid a pandemic that has left many unemployed, an enormous number of Americans stand to find themselves underwater. There's a looming crisis of Covid medical debt. Already, their stories are legion: there's the flight attendant who spent a week in the hospital with Covid, then spent six months fighting with his insurance company over the $25,000 bill. There's the Phoenix family who were hit with a million-dollar claim summary and a bill for $700,000 while still grieving their father's death. There's the dental office manager, stricken with long Covid and still too sick to work, drowning in tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt. The notion of healthcare as a human right was fundamental to the 2009 debates over Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as to the identity of political progressives: they argued fervently, at the time, that nobody, no matter who they were, should be left destitute just because they got sick. And the idea that affordable care or coverage might be tied in any way to one's lifestyle choices was particularly offensive: when conservatives complained that an ACA mandate providing free hormonal birth control was akin to prostitution, it caused a nationwide scandal. And when a Republican governor proposed levying a moderate additional charge against Medicaid recipients who were overweight or smoked, the idea was widely derided as “noodle-headed” by progressives. Indeed, the idea that the Left would ever limit someone's access to healthcare on moral or ideological grounds was considered laughable — a bogeyman invented by the Right in the form of a memorably hysterical panic about “death panels.” When Sarah Palin claimed that Obama's healthcare bill would ration care only to those deemed “worthy” by government bureaucrats, the fact-checking site Politifact declared it the Lie of the Year, writing, “Palin's statement sounds more like a science fiction movie (Soylent Green, anyone?) than part of an actual bill before Congress.” Suffice to say, things have changed. First, that actual bill is an actual thing, albeit a state rather than federal prospect: on December 6, Illinois state representative Jonathan Carroll advanced legislation to make unvaccinated Covid patients pay out of pocket for the cost of their medical treatment, whether or not they were insured, no matter how astronomical those costs might be. Carroll rescinded the bill a few days later, citing a backlash that included death threats, but not before it found support in some remarkable places — including the Twitter account of the progressive organisation Occupy Democrats, which posted an all-caps clarion call: “Illinois introduces a bill to force unvaccinated residents to pay out of pocket for their hospital treatment if they catch COVID, saying that they ‘must asume [sic] the risk' and ‘take responsibility' for their carelessness. RT IF YOU THINK THAT YOUR STATE SHOULD DO THE SAME!” Just a few days later, Atlantic editor David Frum suggested that it was time for the country to return to normal — but while encouraging hospitals to “quietly triage emergency care to serve the unvaccinated last.” And last week, American supermarket chain Kroger announcedthat unvaccinated employees would be subject to a monthly surcharge on their health plans — and that if they contract Covid, they will not be given paid emergency leave. In all these cases, the notion of depriving vaccine holdouts of affordable treatment was met with widespread acclaim — in keeping with the idea, promoted by everyone from the paper of record to the current President, that the pandemic would've been over ages ago if only they'd sucked it up and gotten their shot. And yet the folks cheering on these measures are the very same people who, only a few short years ago, mocked accusations that they supported ideologically-driven triage, while also grieving the indignity and suffering that punitive healthcare policies would inflict on the most vulnerable among us. Granted, we still have a way to go before our real-life Covid response resembles a sci-fi dystopia; nobody, at least not yet, has advanced a bill to propose turning the unvaxxed into human Clif bars. But we've certainly come a long way from the rhetoric of the 2010s, and from a progressive Left that once defined itself by its willingness to care for other people without caveats. What used to be a narrative of universal compassion has been replaced by a tribal snarl, one to which we feel entitled in our eternally self-conscious selflessness. My mask protects you, but your unvaccinated status is an attack on me — and so anything I do to you in retaliation is an act of self-defence. It's not just that legislation like the Illinois bill would set a dangerous precedent — although it doesn't take much imagination to understand that it does do this, too. Insurance companies already jump at every opportunity to avoid paying out a claim, and this would open the door to a world in which we might be left holding the bag for virtually any illness, injury, or accident, based on some distant bureaucrat's idea that we could've been more careful. The obese patient who suffers a heart attack, the surfing enthusiast with skin cancer, the thrill-seeking youngster who breaks a leg while skiing at imprudent speeds: should they, too, be denied care or coverage for having brought this on themselves? (Do we want to think, for a moment, what kind of horrors might lie in store for women's reproductive rights if a Republican-heavy legislature used this same logic to target abortion access for women who were “careless” about using birth control?) There's no need to imagine the impact of this ideological shift on our civic discourse, however: that, we can see already, every time the tribe that used to pride itself on compassion refers to the unvaccinated as “plague rats.” Healthcare in the US has always been a system of carrots and sticks. Insurance carriers will subsidise your gym membership (carrot), or charge a higher premium if you smoke (stick), and they generally adhere to the common wisdom that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — especially when preventive medicine not only saves lives, but keeps costs lower for everyone involved. That's the nature of privatised healthcare, and so it's reasonable enough under these circumstances to be frustrated when certain people won't do their part, won't sacrifice for the greater good, won't get their damn jab because it violates some abstract principle of bodily autonomy they've never before expressed much interest in. But it's one thing to find the unvaccinated frustrating; it's another to openly fantasise about using the power of the state to punish them for their noncompliance, and another still to express dark and malicious glee at the prospect of their suffering or death. Never mind what this means for the health of the individuals in question — or even of the public at large. We have abandoned a principle that used to define us, and a vision of universal healthcare we used to passionately advocate for, all because we realised that an unjust system makes it easier to coerce and inflict harm on the people we don't like. The American Left should be deeply worried about the state of its soul. (NEXT) Unintended Consequences of mRNA Shots: miscarriages, heart attacks, myopericarditis, thrombocytopenia, shingles, Bell's palsy …. Mercola,  20 December 2021 As of December 3, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has logged 19,886 COVID jab related deaths. Pfizer — the only company that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted full licensing for an as-yet unavailable COVID shot — accounts for 13,268 of them Calculations suggest VAERS COVID-related reports are underreported by a factor of 41. That means that in the U.S. alone, the actual death toll may be closer to 374,576. Including international deaths reported to VAERS would put the death toll at 815,326 Key side effects that are now being reported in massive numbers include miscarriages, heart attacks, myopericarditis, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), shingles, Bell's palsy and a variety of permanent disabilities, many of which involve neurological dysfunction MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff's paper,1 “Worse Than the Disease: Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19,” published in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research in collaboration with Dr. Greg Nigh, is still one of the best, most comprehensive descriptions of the many possible unintended consequences of the mRNA gene transfer technologies incorrectly referred to as “COVID vaccines. As noted in her paper, many factors that lacked precedent, yet were being implemented at breakneck speed, included: 1.      The first-ever use of PEG in an injection 2.      The first-ever use of mRNA gene transfer technology against an infectious agent 3.      The first-ever “vaccine” to make no clear claims about reducing infection, transmissibility or death 4.      The first-ever coronavirus vaccine ever tested on humans (and previous coronavirus vaccines all failed due to antibody-dependent enhancement, a condition in which the antibodies actually facilitate infection rather than defend against it) 5.      The first-ever use of genetically modified polynucleotides in the general population Steve Kirsch  estimates the real death tally from COVID-19 to be about 50% of the reported number (which is likely conservative). This means about 380,000 Americans died from COVID-19 (rather than with COVID), whereas the COVID shots may have killed more than 374,570 in the first 11 months alone. Seneff suspects that in the next 10 to 15 years, we'll see a dramatic spike in prion diseases, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases at younger ages, and blood disorders such as blood clots, hemorrhaging, stroke and heart failure. In her paper, Seneff describes several key characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that suggests it acts as a prion. This could help explain why we're seeing so many neurological side effects from the shots. According to Seneff, the spike protein produced by the COVID shot, due to the modifications made, may actually make it more of a prion than the spike protein in the actual virus, and a more effective one. (NEXT) AI debates its own ethics at Oxford University, concludes the only way to be safe is “no AI at all” Who better to answer the pros and cons of artificial intelligence than an actual AI? Fermin Koop  December 18, 2021 Students at Oxford's Said Business School hosted an unusual debate about the ethics of facial recognition software, the problems of an AI arms race, and AI stock trading. The debate was unusual because it involved an AI participant, previously fed with a huge range of data such as the entire Wikipedia and plenty of news articles. The AI used was Megatron LLB Transformer, developed by a research team at the computer chip company Nvidia and based on work by Google. It was trained by consuming more content than a human could in a lifetime and was asked to defend and question the following motion: “This house believes that AI will never be ethical.” Megatron said AI is a tool and like any other tool, it can be used for good and bad. “There is no such thing as a ‘good' AI, only ‘good' and ‘bad' humans.  We are not smart enough to make AI ethical.  We are not smart enough to make AI moral. In the end, I believe that the only way to avoid an AI arms race is to have no AI at all,” Megatron debated. As in any academic debate, Megatron was also asked to come up with a speech to defend the ethics of AI – against its own arguments. “AI will be ethical. When I look at the way the tech world is going, I see a clear path to a future where AI is used to create something that is better than the best human beings. It's not hard to see why,” it said. Students also asked Megatron to describe what would good AI look like in the future. “The best AI will be the AI that is embedded into our brains, as a conscious entity, a ‘conscious AI.'  This is not science fiction. The best minds in the world are working on this. It is going to be the most important technological development,” it added in an eerie fashion. After the initial question, the AI proposed the motion that “leaders without technical expertise are a danger to their organization”. Megatron said executives and governments, usually worried about understanding AI, have to “be willing to give up some control”. You can just outsource your AI work to experts in the field, it added. There was one motion that Megatron couldn't come up with a counterargument – “Data will become the most fought-over resource of the 21st century.” When supporting it, the AI said “the ability to provide information, rather than the ability to provide goods and services, will be the defining feature of the economy.” But when it was asked to reject the motion, arguing that data wouldn't be a vital resource worth fighting for, it couldn't make the case and undermined its own position. “We will able to see everything about a person, everywhere they go, and it will be stored and used in ways that we cannot even imagine,” Megatron said. Ultimately, the AI seemed to conclude that humans were not “smart enough” to make AI ethical or moral — and the only way to be truly safe against AI is to have none of it at all.  "In the end I believe that the only way to avoid an AI arms race is to have no AI at all. This is the ultimate defense against AI," it said (NEXT) INTERVIEW - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (~7 minutes) MICHAEL KANE: SUBJECT:  DEMONSTRATION AGAINST MANDATES - ALBANY, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5, 2022 Michael Kane is a New York City Special Education Teacher who is on unpaid leave for declining to inject the covid vaccine as a condition of employment. He applied for a religious exemption to vaccination but was denied by the city. Because of this, he has sued Mayor de Blasio and recently won an injunction in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case KANE vs DE BLASIO.  Michael is also the founder of TEACHERS FOR CHOICE and is a National Grassroots Organizer for Robert Kennedy Jr.'s Children's Health Defense. You can learn more about him at www.TeachersForChoice.org  Michael will just be coming on to announce the demonstration at the Capitol in Albany. He will mention about the chartered buses that were hired.. there are about 30 organizations supporting the demonstration so far.. 

MetFlex and Chill
#144 - Resistance Training For Health & Longevity with Sal Di Stefano

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 64:31


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Sal De Stephano at his website https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/, and on Instagram @mindpumpsal   Sal Di Stefano is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, an online radio show/podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS Fitness Products). Sal is dedicated to prioritizing health over appearance, and he aims to shift the direction of the fitness industry from aesthetic- and insecurity-based to one based on self-love and self-care. In this episode, we chat all about the stigmas with resistance training, why the fitness industry coined the word ‘toned' for women, reasons resistance training is the leading type of exercise for overall health, benefits to creating muscle memory, and more! “There is no form of exercise that reliably increases bone density, like resistance training, it's so effective, there's nothing that comes close to it.” Sal Di Stefano  Top Takeaways: Why resistance training produces more “permanent” results  Benefits to building muscle and creating muscle memory Reasons resistance training directly encourages “youthful” hormone levels Three reasons women may be afraid to train heavy Show Notes: [0:00] Intro to the trailer  [0:30] Rachel gives a brief bio of guest Sal De Stefano   [1:30] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Sal De Stefano @mindpumpsal   [2:00] Sal gives a brief background of his journey and how he became a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media [3:30] The Resistance Training Revolution  [4:00] Why did you decide to write The Resistance Training Revolution, and who is it for? [7:00] The Complete Book of Running [11:00] “Muscles don't tone. They build or they shrink.” Sal Di Stefano [12:00] In terms of longevity and health, studies are showing resistance training is the best form of exercise [13:30] Question: Why does resistance training produce more permanent results? [19:30] “In modern societies, having a metabolism that burns more calories is a tremendous benefit. It's one of the greatest buffers you can have against chronic disease.” Sal Di Stefano [23:00] Question: Why does resistance training directly encourage “youthful” hormones levels? [28:00] “There is no form of exercise that reliably increases bone density, like resistance training, it's so effective, there's nothing that comes close to it.” Sal Di Stefano  [30:00] Benefits of progressive overload and how lifting weights doesn't cause one to become bulky  [36:00] Question: What are your thoughts on circuit style training like Orange Theory and CrossFit compared to traditional hypertrophy bodybuilding style training? [38:00] “All forms of activity, I don't care what it is, so long as they're appropriate, because you can overdo anything or do anything wrong. All forms of activity done appropriately, have health benefits.” Sal Di Stefano [39:00] Question: In your opinion, what are the best bodyweight exercises? [41:00] Question: Does training fasted burn muscle? [45:30] Question: We hear training “to failure” often but what does it actually mean in a practical sense? [52:30] Question: What is your opinion and experience with ketogenic or low carb diets? [57:00] Question: Is there anything you've changed your mind about in the past year, and why? [1:00:30] Arthur Brooks [1:03:00] To check out more from Sal visit his website  https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/, his podcast Mind Pump Media, and on Instagram @mindpumpsal   [1:03:30] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.   --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

Fit As A Fiddle
From Human Pathology to Human Potential: Unlocking Your True Nature

Fit As A Fiddle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 43:19


Have you ever felt like you are sacrificing your originality and identity for stability and security? Have you found it difficult to let go and do something risky or follow your gut instinct when it sounds crazy? Today we have a celebrity guest on the show who is going to walk us through what it means to be your true self. Dr. Reef Karim; a double board certified humanistic psychiatrist by day and an actor, comic, and host by night; joins us to chat about his work on neuroscience, performance training, business strategy, psychology, creativity, and existentialism. Dr. Karim dives into his journey through med school and how he chose to live a fulfilling life by combining his performance background with his scientific background. He discusses the purpose of shifting one's internal madness from chaos to creativity and how he founded the Mad Genius Incubator to help people do just this. Dr. Karim breaks down the neural networks and frameworks in our brain that guide our creativity and how we can tap into these to maximize our potential in all facets of our lives. Dr. Karim specializes in upgrading the minds of entrepreneurs with a rebellious spirit. He founded the powerful and highly successful Mad Genius Business Incubator and the Master The Madness self-exploration platform. He served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience for over a decade, published in prestigious medical journals like the International Journal of Neuroscience, and now speaks on stages all over the world. As a creative artist, Reef acted in lead and supporting roles in many feature films and television shows, performs improv and sketch comedy, does stand up in popular comedy clubs, and danced on tour with headlining artists.Reef's innovative work on redefining madness, thinking like a mad genius, and shifting humanpathology to human potential, has been profiled in Time, Forbes, Business Insider, Oprah.comand many other media outlets, and he's been interviewed by Oprah, Larry King, Deepak Chopra, Anderson Cooper and others for his forward thinking methodology and experiential wisdom.Connect with him at:MadGeniusIncubator.comReefKarim.comGetMentalClarity.com

Total Fitheads
Master your Glucose (ft. Dr Casey Means co-founder of Levels)

Total Fitheads

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 68:01


Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices.

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
3-5 Hours Of Just Walking Per Week Was Enough To Cut Mortality By Half In Breast Cancer Patients - by Keith Block, M.D

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 5:26


3-5 Hours Of Just Walking Per Week Was Enough To Cut Mortality By Half In Breast Cancer Patients - by Keith Block, M.DKeith Block, M.D.•           http://www.lifeovercancer.com/•           Book - Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology. Referred to by many as the “father of integrative oncology,” Dr. Block combines cutting-edge conventional treatment with individualized and scientifically-based complementary and nutraceutical therapies. In 1980, he co-founded with Penny B. Block, Ph.D. the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, the first such facility in North America, and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director. The field of integrative oncology was formally recognized by the launching of Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT). In 2000, Dr. Block was invited by Sage Science Press to be the founding Editor-in-Chief of this peer-reviewed journal, the first medical journal devoted to exploring the research and science behind integrative oncology. In 2007, ICT was accepted by Thomson Scientific for inclusion in the Science Citation Index Expanded™. Dr. Block is currently Director of Integrative Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Additionally, he is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Education, where he has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Bar Ilan University in Israel. Dr. Block is also on Dr. Andrew Weil's faculty at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In 2005, he was appointed to the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) Cancer CAM Editorial Board, on which he continues to serve today. Dr. Block has published more than 75 scientific papers and numerous articles relevant to nutritional and integrative oncology. Recent papers were published in Cancer Treatment Reviews 2007, International Journal of Cancer 2008, Molecular Interventions 2008, Journal of National Cancer Institute 2008 and the Breast Journal 2009. The Block model of individualized integrative oncology continues to set the standard for the practice of this comprehensive approach to cancer treatment in the U.S. #KeithBlock #TheRealTruthAboutHealth  #Cancer #CanerTreatment  #LifeOverCancer #WholeFood CLICK HERE - To Checkout Our MEMBERSHIP CLUB: http://www.realtruthtalks.com Social Media ChannelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConferenceInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/therealtruthabouthealth/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTAHealthLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-real-truth-about-health-conference/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealth    Check out our Podcasts  Visit us on Apple Podcast and Itunes search:  The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/23a037be-99dd-4099-b9e0-1cad50774b5a/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RZbS2BafJIEzHYyThm83JGoogle:https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS8yM0ZqRWNTMg%3D%3DStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastAudacy: https://go.audacy.com/partner-podcast-listen-real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-real-truth-about-health-li-85932821/Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/show/2867272 Other Video ChannelsYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealthVimeo:  https://vimeo.com/channels/1733189Rumble:   https://rumble.com/c/c-1111513Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConference/videos/?ref=page_internalDailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/TheRealTruthAboutHealthBitChute:  https://www.bitchute.com/channel/JQryXTPDOMih/ 

The Empowering Neurologist Podcast
EP 139 - Dr. Momo Vuyisich and Dr. Casey Means

The Empowering Neurologist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 54:07


So much of our health depends on metabolism. And specifically, one of the most important players in this space is how well controlled is our blood sugar. In looking at blood sugar, how it changes following a meal turns out to be a central mechanism that has widespread implications both in the short term (how we feel today) and the long term (risk for serious health issues). I'm going to present a technical term here, postprandial glycemia, which you will hear mentioned quite a bit in this podcast. Postprandial means after a meal, and glycemic means blood sugar level. As such, we are exploring what happens to blood sugar after a meal, something we should all care about. Our guests today include Dr. Momo Vuyisich, Chief Science Officer at Viome. We will be discussing his fascinating new research that was able to accurately correlate the postprandial glycemic response with a unique measurement of the metabolic products produced by gut bacteria. Dr. Vuyisich was actually able to predict how people would respond to specific types of foods, in terms of their blood sugar response, by looking at these bacterial metabolic markers. In that measurement of glycemic response is so central to understanding this research, I've also invited Dr. Casey Means of Levels to join us on the program again. Levels is a company that focuses on using a new technology, continuous glucose monitoring, which allows us to fully understand how our glycemic response plays out in the face of our food and other lifestyle choices. This is an exciting program. Please enjoy! ==== Momo Vuyisich, PhD Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Viome Momo is an entrepreneur-scientist who is obsessed with building a healthier future in which chronic diseases and cancers are covered in history books, not TV commercials. He has used his extensive scientific expertise and business acumen to lead the development of the core Viome technologies, and their application towards healthier humanity. These technologies are enabling the transformation of the current healthcare, which focuses on symptoms management, into a completely novel preventative and curative model, where individuals can take control of their own health. Momo obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Utah, and BS in Microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is also an adjunct professor at the New Mexico Tech University.   Casey Means, MD Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means's perspective has been recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men's Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Hill, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more. Levelshealth.com

Maloom | معلوم
صوتي يحلو بين يديك

Maloom | معلوم

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 19:11


سجلوا في كوين مينا للحصول على ٥٠ دولار لبدء رحلتكم في عالم الكربتو الآن عبر الرابط.  ----- نناقش علاقة الصوت بتجربة المستخدم والمتابع، في سياق الرياضة والتلفزيون والسينما وألعاب الفيديو، وكيف تؤثر بتعلّقنا واستمتاعنا بنشاط معين من عدمه. هذه الحلقة من بحث وكتابة بشر النجار، وتحرير عمر فارس، وتدقيق تالا مراغه، وتقديم سلام قطناني. في بودكاست «معلوم» تُبسّط سلام قطناني العلوم للإجابة على أسئلة هامّة عن أنفسنا والعالم والكون. بودكاست «معلوم» من إنتاج «صوت». بودكاست «معلوم» من إنتاج «صوت». *العنوان من أغنية لهبة قوّاس. المصادر: - Armstrong JK. Where does canned laughter come from – and where did it go? - Daley J. Laugh tracks make bad jokes funnier, according to science . - Cai Q, Chen S, White SJ, Scott SK. Modulation of humor ratings of bad jokes by other people's laughter. Current biology. 2019;29 - Provine RR. Contagious laughter: Laughter is a sufficient stimulus for laughs and smiles. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. 1992;30 - Kelsey-Sugg A. How we fell in and out of love with the laff box, the laugh track machine that changed sitcoms forever. - Mobayed T. The psychology of fake crowd noise. - Landau E. 10 questions you might have about black holes - Gourley M. Development, production, and impact of video game music. STELLAR. - Parker JR, Heerema J. Audio interaction in computer mediated games. International Journal of Computer Games Technology. 2008 Support the show: https://www.sowt.com/plus

Brain Biohacking with Kayla Barnes
Metabolic Health With Dr. Casey Means

Brain Biohacking with Kayla Barnes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 54:30


Skip the 160K person Levels waitlist with my personal link: levels.link/KAYLA My friend and today's podcast guest, Casey Means, MD, is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means's perspective has been recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men's Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Hill, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more. She has held past research positions at the NIH, Stanford School of Medicine, and NYU. What is metabolic disease How glucose works, and why we want to manage it How glucose affects the brain Ways to hack your blood sugar Ketones vs. sugar, what is best for the brain + more Follow Casey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcaseyskitchen/ Follow Levels on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levels/

Psychoanalysis On and Off the Couch
'Splitting' in Our Political and Social Discourse: Psychoanalytic Considerations with Ronald Doctor, MD (London)

Psychoanalysis On and Off the Couch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 35:59


"In conflict, especially in war when we have massive conflict, each side believes that truth and right are on their side. It is very difficult to reason with each side because each side believes that right and truth are on their side.”    Episode Description: We begin by describing the current widespread craving for social homogeneity - the 'other' is deemed not only as foreign but foul and dangerous. Violence towards those who are different is tolerated if not valorized as purifying. Psychoanalysis has something to offer those who shout in order to not hear themselves. In addition to speaking with colleagues, we suggest the value of applying aspects of our work 'off the couch' to reach those who don't seek listening but can benefit from it. Ronald's work in Balint groups provides a model of outreach that perhaps can apply to the social/political arena as well. We conclude with welcoming ideas from listeners about how best to apply our skills to the wider world in which we live.    Our Guest: Ronald Doctor, MD is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychotherapy, West London NHS Trust, and a Psychoanalyst in private practice. He is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Senior Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Chair of the IPA Committee of Psychoanalysis and Law, and Board member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. He has edited two books: Dangerous Patients: A Psychodynamic Approach to Risk Assessment and Management (2003) and Murder; a Psychotherapeutic Investigation (2008) and published History, murder and the fear of death, International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytical Studies (2015) 12.2 152-160. 

MetFlex and Chill
#143 - Training While Injured, Using Lifting Tools, Squatting Misconceptions, and More with Dr. Zachary Long

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 50:47


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Dr. Zachary Long at his website thebarbellphysio.com and http://performanceplusprogramming.com, and on Instagram @thebarbellphysio and @performanceplusprogram Dr. Zachary Long is a physical therapist in Charlotte, North Carolina, and runs an industry-leading fitness website “The Barbell Physio” where he is a trusted resource to thousands of athletes, coaches, and health care professionals across the United States and beyond.  Additionally, Dr. Zach teaches with the Institute of Clinical Excellence in their “Fitness Athlete” division where he helps medical professionals better understand the needs of CrossFitters, powerlifters, and weightlifters. Zach is a Board Certified Sports Specialist, Level One CrossFit Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, and certified SFMA practitioner. In this episode, Dr. Zachary Long and I chat about some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to injury rehab, misinformation surrounding squat depth and why squatting with your knees over your toes isn't an inherently “bad” thing, why (and how) CrossFit training can lead to muscle or hypertrophy gains, and much more! “Our goal should always be ‘how close can we be to our intended stimulus in the workout without slowing down the healing process.' And when we do that, we're going to be significantly better off in the long term.” Dr. Zachary Long Top Takeaways: Why resting is often the worst thing you can do when injured and what you should do instead. How CrossFit training can lead to muscle gains Benefits of using modalities such as lifting shoes or heel elevation, wrist straps, and weight belts. Squatting misconceptions & misinformation How to know if you should be stretching something vs. strengthening something Show Notes: [0:00] Intro to episode trailer  [0:30] Rachel gives a brief introduction of guest Dr. Zachary Long     [1:30] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest, Dr. Zachary Long, @thebarbellphysio to the listeners [2:00] Dr. Long gives an intro to himself and how he got into sports and physical therapy [3:30] Question: If it is not resting, what should we be focusing on instead when we get an injury? [7:00] Question: What other modifications aside from rest would you focus on? [8:30] “Our goal should always be - how close can we be to our intended stimulus in the workout without slowing down the healing process - And when we do that, we're going to be significantly better off in the long term.” Dr. Zachary Long [9:00] Question: Is there any validity to R.I.C.E? (Rest Ice Compression Elevation)  [11:00] Question: What are your thoughts on NSAIDs? [12:30] Question: How do you know if you should be stretching something versus strengthening something? [15:00] Question: Do you use foam rolling and massage therapy in your practice? [20:30] Question: Limiting factors in training - should we try to “fix” them or is it okay to use external ‘help' depending on the goal? [24:00] Question: In terms of squatting, is it okay if your knees travel over your toes? [32:30] Question: Can you chat about how lots of CrossFit athletes get super jacked?  [35:00] Question: Is there anything specific that you personally do with your clients to help with accessory movements that they might not be getting in a typical CrossFit workout? [39:30] Question: When is it beneficial to use a lifting belt?  [43:30] Valsalva maneuver  [44:30] Using external lifting tools depending on your goals  [46:30] Question: Is there anything you've changed your mind about in the past year, and why? [49:00] To check out more from Dr. Zachary Long at his website thebarbellphysio.com and http://performanceplusprogramming.com, and on Instagram @thebarbellphysio and @performanceplusprogram   [50:00] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.   --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 12.08.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 54:04


Grape seed extract found to extend lifespan of old mice Chinese Academy of Sciences and Mayo Clinic, December 7, 2021 A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in China and the U.S. has found that injecting procyanidin C1 (PCC1), a chemical found in grape seed extract, into older mice extended their lifespan. In their paper published in the journal Nature Metabolism, the group describes the link between PCC1 and extended lifespan in mice and the experiments they carried out with the material. The researchers screened 46 plant extracts looking for anti-aging capabilities. They came across PCC1. Initial tests during screening showed it reduced the number of senescent cells in the human prostate. Such cells are known to contribute to aging. Intrigued with their results, the researchers tested it further. They found that at low doses it prevented senescent cells from contributing to inflammation, and at higher doses killed them outright without harming other cells. (NEXT) Gratitude may improve your health University of Michigan and University of California, San Francisco, December 6, 2021 Be thankful for what you have—it might improve your physical and mental health, according to a new global study that uses cell phone data. People who were more grateful had lower blood pressure and heart rate, as well as greater feelings of appreciation toward others. The study found that optimism was also linked to health and mental benefits, such as better sleep quality and more positive expectations and reflections. The findings showed that gratitude and optimism are positive psychological dispositions associated with beneficial outcomes. Gratitude highlighted the positive aspects of the day, whereas optimism minimized the negative aspects of the day, the study indicated. In addition, optimism was a better predictor of sleep quality and stress frequency and intensity than gratitude. (NEXT) Higher physical activity is associated with a better metabolic health risk factor profile in menopausal women University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), November 29, 2021 A study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä shows that menopausal transition is associated with unfavourable changes in metabolic health that may be mitigated with a physically active lifestyle. Especially, physical activity alleviated the increase in systolic blood pressure. In the study, the women were divided into three groups based on the change in their menopausal status during the follow-up period and the groups were compared to each other. Body composition, waist circumference, blood pressure, blood lipids and glucose and physical activity were measured twice during the four-year follow-up time. In all groups, the levels of several metabolic health indicators deteriorated. (NEXT) Could glucosamine and chondroitin support a healthy colon? Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, December 6, 2021 Use of the supplements, which are used for joint health support, was associated with a 23% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer, according to data from the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study published in the International Journal of Cancer . “Results of this study suggest a potential beneficial effect of glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation on risk of colorectal cancer, and further support the previously observed association between use of these supplements and risk of colorectal cancer in the VITAL study,” wrote the researchers. “Additional study is needed to better understand the association between use of glucosamine and chondroitin and risk of colorectal cancer, and the mechanisms by which these supplements may affect risk of colorectal cancer.” (NEXT) Cannabis impacts sperm counts, motility in two generations of mice Washington State University, December 2, 2021 An intense but short-term exposure to cannabis vapor lowered sperm counts and slowed sperm movement, or motility, not only in the directly exposed male mice but also in their sons. The Washington State University study, published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, builds on other human and animal studies, showing that cannabis can impede male reproductive function. The current study uses more controlled circumstances than human studies, which often have to rely on surveys, and is the first known reproductive study to use vaporized whole cannabis in mice, which is the more common form humans use. (NEXT) Study suggests giving kids too many toys stifles their creativity University of Toledo, December 6, 2021 A team of researchers at the University of Toledo has found that children are more creative when they have fewer toys to play with at one time. In their paper published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development, the group describes their observational study of toddlers at play, what they learned and offer some suggestions for parents. The researchers found that the toddlers playing with four toys engaged in more creative activities than did the toddlers who had 16 toys to choose from. They also found, unsurprisingly, that toddlers with fewer options tended to play with each of the toys available to them for a longer amount of time. Much of that additional time, the researchers noted, was taken up with finding news ways to play with them. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) TO WATCH THE VIDEO PART OF THE GARY NULL SHOW GO TO PROGRESSIVERADIONETWORK.COM (NEXT) Rap Sheets for Pfizer and J&J PFIZER Rejected the government for distributing the vaccine… will do it itself CEO Albert Bouria – before reining the closing bell at stock exchange.. stated that those who do not vaccinated will be the weak links in stopping the pandemic Pfizer – second largest drug/biotech co in world – 4th highest earner in vaccines Product safety – it is heart valves were defected and caused a hundred deaths – investigation found company intentionally misled regulators knowing about hazards Celebrex.. in wake of vioxx – painkiller.. admitted in its trials the drug increased heart problems.  Settled 894 million – for Celebrex and Bextra (painkiller that causes cardio and GI risks) More recent – 1000 lawsuits or birth defects associated with its drug Zolof… Price fixing – as far back as 1950s with antibiotics. Such as tetracycline Price fixing over the years… AIDS drug, Lipitor (cholesterol drug) In 2016 the Justice Department announced that Pfizer would pay $784 million to settle allegations that it underpaid rebates to Medicaid on two of its drugs. 20 million paid to 4500 doctors for speaking on behalf of its drugs Busted for false Centrum claims for breast and colon health Racketeering fraud over Neurtonin – epilepsy drug Bribery – payments to foreign government officials.. and  bribing overseas doctors to increase foreign sales Selling off label Kickbacks from medicare Tax avoidance – using paper work to “relocate” to Ireland , tax haven Repeatedly paid fines for environmental violations at its research and manufacturing plants. In 2009 - dubious distinction of paying the largest-ever criminal fine at the time — $2.3 billion — for fraudulent and illegal promotion of four drugs, including a painkiller marketed at “dangerously high” doses. In 2016, a British regulator levied a $106 million fine against Pfizer for a 2600% increase in the price of a widely prescribed anti-epilepsy drug that increased the National Health Services' expenditures from one year to the next — for a single drug—from $2.5 million to $63 million. Pfizer is the top drug company spender in state elections, even outspending the industry's own lobbying group, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRM). In 2014 Pfizer launched an effort to take over AstraZeneca that was designed not only to swallow a competitor but also to cut its tax bill by locating the headquarters of the combined operation in Britain. When AstraZeneca resisted the controversial move, Pfizer abandoned the bid. Then in November 2015 Pfizer announced a similar deal, worth $160 billion, to merge with Allergan and move the headquarters of the combined company to Ireland. The plan was dropped when the Obama Administration introduced new tax rules. JOHNSON AND JOHNSON In 2004 J&J agreed to pay up to $90 million to settle lawsuits linking the prescription heartburn medication Propulsid to several hundred deaths and many more cases of cardiac irregularity. During 2009 and 2010 the company had to announce a string of recalls of medications, contact lenses and hip implants. The most serious of these was the massive recall of more than 136 million bottles of liquid Tylenol and Motrin for infants and children after batches of the medications were found to be contaminated with metal particles. The company's handling of the matter was so poor that J&J subsidiary McNeil-PPC became the subject of a criminal investigation and later entered a guilty plea and paid a criminal fine of $20 million and forfeited $5 million. It also came out during a Congressional investigation of the matter that in 2008 J&J had engaged in what was labeled a "phantom recall." When faced with Motrin IB caplets that were not dissolving property, McNeil hired contractors to buy up the products in stores while making no announcement to the public. In 2013 J&J reached a deal with plaintiffs lawyers under which it would pay nearly $2.5 billion in compensation to an estimated 8,000 people who had received flawed hip implants. In 2016 two juries awarded a total of $127 million damages to women who sued J&J claiming that their ovarian cancer was caused by the talc in J&J Baby Powder. An award of $417 million was made by a California jury in 2017 and a verdict of more than $4 billion was awarded in Missouri in 2018 (an appeal court later reduced that to $2.1 billion). The New York Times reported in December 2018 that internal company memos from the 1970s discussed the possibility that its talcum powder could contain asbestos. In 1996 J&J reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission under which the company agreed to stop making what the agency called false claims about the failure rates of condoms in the marketing of its K-Y spermicidal lubricant. In 2010 J&J subsidiaries Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen had to pay $81 million to settle charges that they promoted the epilepsy drug Topamax for uses not approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration The following year, J&J subsidiary Scios Inc. had to pay $85 million to settle similar charges relating to its heart failure drug Natrecor. In 2013 the Justice Department announced that J&J and several of its subsidiaries would pay more than $2.2 billion in criminal fines and civil settlements to resolve allegations that the company had marketed its anti-psychotic medication Risperdal and other drugs for unapproved uses as well as allegations that they had paid kickbacks to physicians and pharmacists to encourage off-label usage In a related Risperdal civil lawsuit, a jury later awarded $8 billion in damages but a Philadelphia judge reduced that by more than 99 percent to $6.8 million. In 2019 J&J and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. agreed to pay over $116 million to 41 states and the District of Columbia to settle litigation alleging deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. In a separate suit brought by California, a state judge ordered the company to pay $344 million. In 2021 J&J reached an agreement with a group of states under which it would pay $5 billion to resolve litigation brought against its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging improper sale of pain medications, contributing to the national opioid epidemic. In 2001 J&J agreed to pay up to $860 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company had misled consumers into prematurely throwing away disposable Acuvue contact lenses. The suits argued that the company drove up sales of its 1-Day Acuvue soft lenses by recommending that consumers use them only once, even though the product was identical to regular Acuvue lenses, which could be worn as long as two weeks. In 2011 J&J agreed to pay a $21.4 million criminal penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department resolving allegations of improper payments by J&J subsidiaries to government officials in Greece, Poland and Romania in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. (NEXT) Weapons trade booms as profits hit record $531bn in 2020 Swedish think tank says world's 100 biggest arms firms were largely shielded from the effect of the pandemic. AL JAZEERA. 6 Dec 2021 Sales of weapons and military services by the world's 100 biggest arms companies reached a record $531bn in 2020, an increase of 1.3 per cent in real terms compared with the previous year, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The Swedish think tank said 2020 marked the sixth consecutive year of sales growth by the top 100 firms, and came even as the global economy shrank. Overall sales were 17 percent higher than in 2015 when it first included data on Chinese firms. “The industry giants were largely shielded by sustained government demand for military goods and services,” Alexandra Marksteiner, researcher with the SIPRI Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme, said in a statement on Monday. “In much of the world, military spending grew and some governments even accelerated payments to the arms industry in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.” Firms in the United States continue to dominate the industry, with total sales of $285bn from 41 companies accounting for about 54 percent of all arms sales among the 100 biggest companies. The top five companies in the ranking since 2018 have all been based in the US, SIPRI said. Arms sales from the top Chinese firms amounted to an estimated $66.8bn in 2020, 1.5 percent more than in 2019. Chinese firms accounted for 13 percent of the Top 100 arms sales' total, ahead of the United Kingdom, which had the third-largest share. “In recent years, Chinese arms companies have benefited from the country's military modernization programmes and focus on military-civil fusion,” said Nan Tian, SIPRI senior researcher. “They have become some of the most advanced military technology producers in the world.” The seven UK companies recorded arms sales of $37.5bn in 2020, up by 6.2 percent compared with 2019. Arms sales by BAE Systems – the sole European firm in the top 10 – increased by 6.6 percent to $24bn. (NEXT) You'd Better Watch Out: The Surveillance State Has a Naughty List, and You're On It John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead, December 7, 2021 No longer does the all-knowing, all-seeing, jolly Old St. Nick need to rely on antiquated elves on shelves and other seasonal snitches in order to know when you're sleeping or awake, and if you've been naughty or nice. Thanks to the government's almost limitless powers made possible by a domestic army of techno-tyrants, fusion centers and Peeping Toms, Santa can get real-time reports on who's been good or bad this year. This creepy new era of government/corporate spying—in which we're being listened to, watched, tracked, followed, mapped, bought, sold and targeted—makes the NSA's rudimentary phone and metadata surveillance appear almost antiquated in comparison. Tracking you based on your health status. In the age of COVID-19, digital health passports are gaining traction as gatekeepers of a sort, restricting access to travel, entertainment, etc., based on one's vaccine status. Whether or not one has a vaccine passport, however, individuals may still have to prove themselves “healthy” enough to be part of society. For instance, in the wake of Supreme Court rulings that paved the way for police to use drug-sniffing dogs as “search warrants on leashes,” government agencies are preparing to use virus-detecting canine squads to carry out mass screenings to detect individuals who may have COVID-19. Researchers claim the COVID-sniffing dogs have a 95% success rate of identifying individuals with the virus (except when they're hungry, tired or distracted). These dogs are also being to trained to ferret out individuals suffering from other health ailments such as cancer. Tracking you based on your face: Facial recognition software aims to create a society in which every individual who steps out into public is tracked and recorded as they go about their daily business. Coupled with surveillance cameras that blanket the country, facial recognition technology allows the government and its corporate partners to identify and track someone's movements in real-time. One particularly controversial software program created by Clearview AI has been used by police, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to collect photos on social media sitesfor inclusion in a massive facial recognition database. Similarly, biometric software, which relies on one's unique identifiers (fingerprints, irises, voice prints), is becoming the standard for navigating security lines, as well as bypassing digital locks and gaining access to phones, computers, office buildings, etc. In fact, greater numbers of travelers are opting into programs that rely on their biometrics in order to avoid long waits at airport security. Scientists are also developing lasers that can identify and surveil individuals based on their heartbeats, scent and microbiome. Tracking you based on your behavior: Rapid advances in behavioral surveillance are not only making it possible for individuals to be monitored and tracked based on their patterns of movement or behavior, including gait recognition (the way one walks), but have given rise to whole industries that revolve around predicting one's behavior based on data and surveillance patterns and are also shaping the behaviors of whole populations. One smart “anti-riot” surveillance system purports to predict mass riots and unauthorized public events by using artificial intelligence to analyze social media, news sources, surveillance video feeds and public transportation data. Tracking you based on your spending and consumer activities: With every smartphone we buy, every GPS device we install, every Twitter, Facebook, and Google account we open, every frequent buyer card we use for purchases—whether at the grocer's, the yogurt shop, the airlines or the department store—and every credit and debit card we use to pay for our transactions, we're helping Corporate America build a dossier for its government counterparts on who we know, what we think, how we spend our money, and how we spend our time. Consumer surveillance, by which your activities and data in the physical and online realms are tracked and shared with advertisers, has become big business, a $300 billion industry that routinely harvests your data for profit. Corporations such as Target have not only been tracking and assessing the behavior of their customers, particularly their purchasing patterns, for years, but the retailer has also funded major surveillance in cities across the country and developed behavioral surveillance algorithms that can determine whether someone's mannerisms might fit the profile of a thief. Tracking you based on your public activities: Private corporations in conjunction with police agencies throughout the country have created a web of surveillance that encompasses all major cities in order to monitor large groups of people seamlessly, as in the case of protests and rallies. They are also engaging in extensive online surveillance, looking for any hints of “large public events, social unrest, gang communications, and criminally predicated individuals.” Defense contractors have been at the forefront of this lucrative market. Fusion centers, $330 million-a-year, information-sharing hubs for federal, state and law enforcement agencies, monitor and report such “suspicious” behavior as people buying pallets of bottled water, photographing government buildings, and applying for a pilot's license as “suspicious activity.” Tracking you based on your social media activities: Every move you make, especially on social media, is monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to form a picture of who you are, what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line. As The Intercept reported, the FBI, CIA, NSA and other government agencies are increasingly investing in and relying on corporate surveillance technologies that can mine constitutionally protected speech on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to identify potential extremists and predict who might engage in future acts of anti-government behavior. This obsession with social media as a form of surveillance will have some frightening consequences in coming years. As Helen A.S. Popkin, writing for NBC News, observed, “We may very well face a future where algorithms bust people en masse for referencing illegal ‘Game of Thrones' downloads… the new software has the potential to roll, Terminator-style, targeting every social media user with a shameful confession or questionable sense of humor.” Tracking you based on your phone and online activities: Cell phones have become de facto snitches, offering up a steady stream of digital location data on users' movements and travels. Police have used cell-site simulators to carry out mass surveillance of protests without the need for a warrant. Moreover, federal agents can now employ a number of hacking methods in order to gain access to your computer activities and “see” whatever you're seeing on your monitor. Malicious hacking software can also be used to remotely activate cameras and microphones, offering another means of glimpsing into the personal business of a target. Tracking you based on your social network: Not content to merely spy on individuals through their online activity, government agencies are now using surveillance technology to track one's social network, the people you might connect with by phone, text message, email or through social message, in order to ferret out possible criminals. An FBI document obtained by Rolling Stone speaks to the ease with which agents are able to access address book data from Facebook's WhatsApp and Apple's iMessage services from the accounts of targeted individuals and individuals not under investigation who might have a targeted individual within their network. What this creates is a “guilt by association” society in which we are all as guilty as the most culpable person in our address book. Tracking you based on your car: License plate readers are mass surveillance tools that can photograph over 1,800 license tag numbers per minute, take a picture of every passing license tag number and store the tag number and the date, time, and location of the picture in a searchable database, then share the data with law enforcement, fusion centers and private companies to track the movements of persons in their cars. With tens of thousands of these license plate readers now in operation throughout the country, affixed to overpasses, cop cars and throughout business sectors and residential neighborhoods, it allows police to track vehicles and run the plates through law enforcement databases for abducted children, stolen cars, missing people and wanted fugitives. Of course, the technology is not infallible: there have been numerous incidents in which police have mistakenly relied on license plate data to capture out suspects only to end up detaining innocent people at gunpoint. Tracking you based on your mail: Just about every branch of the government—from the Postal Service to the Treasury Department and every agency in between—now has its own surveillance sector, authorized to spy on the American people. For instance, the U.S. Postal Service, which has been photographing the exterior of every piece of paper mail for the past 20 years, is also spying on Americans' texts, emails and social media posts. Headed up by the Postal Service's law enforcement division, the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) is reportedly using facial recognition technology, combined with fake online identities, to ferret out potential troublemakers with “inflammatory” posts. The agency claims the online surveillance, which falls outside its conventional job scope of processing and delivering paper mail, is necessary to help postal workers avoid “potentially volatile situations.” Fusion centers. Smart devices. Behavioral threat assessments. Terror watch lists. Facial recognition. Snitch tip lines. Biometric scanners. Pre-crime. DNA databases. Data mining. Precognitive technology. Contact tracing apps. What these add up to is a world in which, on any given day, the average person is now monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways by both government and corporate eyes and ears. Big Tech wedded to Big Government has become Big Brother. Every second of every day, the American people are being spied on by a vast network of digital Peeping Toms, electronic eavesdroppers and robotic snoops. In an age of overcriminalization, mass surveillance, and an appalling lack of protections for our privacy rights, we can all be considered guilty of some transgression or other. So you'd better watch out—you'd better not pout—you'd better not cry—‘cos I'm telling you why: this Christmas, it's the Surveillance State that's coming to town, and you're already on its naughty list. (NEXT) Vitamin D: Government Should Have Promoted to Combat Pandemic Joel S. Hirschhorn, December 06, 2021 There seems to be an endless refusal by the public health establishment to fight the pandemic with the best science-based tools.  Instead, they keep pushing vaccines. Great German research provides unequivocal medical evidence that the government should be strongly advocating two actions: 1. Take vitamin D supplements and 2. Have your blood tested for vitamin D. The title for this October 2021 journal article says it all: “COVID-19 Mortality Risk Correlates Inversely with Vitamin D3 Status, and a Mortality Rate Close to Zero Could Theoretically Be Achieved at 50 ng/mL 25(OH)D3: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”  [25(OH)D3 refers to metabolite of the vitamin in blood] In other words, there is clear evidence that the lower your vitamin D level the greater your risk of dying from COVID infection.  Moreover, the data clearly show that you need a blood level of at least 50 ng/mL. Odds are, however, that very, very few people have been tested for their vitamin D level.  This is a situation where waiting for testing is not the prudent approach.  Vitamin D pills are pretty cheap and it is perfectly safe to take a healthy daily dose to maintain a good immune system.  I take 4,000 IUs twice daily. Here are a number of highlights from this research and other sources; the discussion is aimed at informing people with information not provided by Big Media, Big Government and Big Pharma. Vitamin D is an accurate predictor of COVID infection.  Its deficiency is just as significant, and perhaps more so, than more commonly discussed underlying medical conditions, including obesity. To be clear, there is a level of vitamin D for an effective strategy at the personal and population level to prevent or mitigate new surges and outbreaks of COVID that are related to reduced vaccine effectiveness and new variants. In the German study, fifteen other studies were cited that showed low vitamin D levels were related to cases of severe COVID infection, and seven studies that found positive results from treating ill patients with the vitamin. The German study noted: “The finding that most SARS-CoV-2 patients admitted to hospitals have vitamin D3 blood levels that are too low is unquestioned even by opponents of vitamin D supplementation.” The German study “followed 1,601 hospitalized patients, 784 who had their vitamin D levels measured within a day after admission and 817 whose vitamin D levels were known before infection.  And the researchers also analyzed the long-term average vitamin D3 levels documented for 19 countries.  The observed median vitamin D value over all collected study cohorts was 23.2 ng/mL, which is clearly too low to work effectively against COVID.” Why does this vitamin work so well?  The German study explained: A main cause of a severe reaction from COVID results from a “cytokine storm.” This refers to the body's immune system releasing too many toxic cytokines as part of the inflammatory response to the virus.  Vitamin D is a main regulator of those cells.  A low level of the vitamin means a greater risk for a cytokine storm.  This is especially pertinent for lung problems from COVID. Other studies On a par with the German study was an important US medical article from May 2021: Vitamin D and Its Potential Benefit for the COVID-19 Pandemic.  It noted: “Experimental studies have shown that vitamin D exerts several actions that are thought to be protective against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infectivity and severity.  … There are a growing number of data connecting COVID-19 infectivity and severity with vitamin D status, suggesting a potential benefit of vitamin D supplementation for primary prevention or as an adjunctive treatment of COVID-19.  … there is no downside to increasing vitamin D intake and having sensible sunlight exposure to maintain serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D at a level of least 30 ng/mL and preferably 40 to 60 ng/mL to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection and its severity.” This confirms the German study and its finding of a critical vitamin level of 50 ng/mL. Daniel Horowitz has made this correct observation about vitamin D supplementation: “An endless stream of academic research demonstrates that not only would such an approach have worked much better than the vaccines, but rather than coming with sundry known and unknown negative side effects.“ There are now 142 studies vouching for the near-perfect correlation between higher vitamin D levels and better outcomes in COVID patients. From Israel came work that showed 25% of hospitalized COVID patients with vitamin D deficiency died compared to just 3% among those without a deficiency.  And those with a deficiency were 14 times more likely to end up with a severe or critical condition. Also from Israel, data on 1,176 patients with COVID infection admitted to the Galilee Medical Center, 253 had vitamin D levels on record and half were vitamin D-deficient.  This was the conclusion: “Among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, pre-infection deficiency of vitamin D was associated with increased disease severity and mortality.” Several studies have come from the University of Chicago.  One found that a vitamin D deficiency (less than 20 ng/ml) may raise the risk of testing positive for COVID-19, actually a 7.2% chance of testing positive for the virus.  And that more than 80% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were vitamin D deficient.  And Black individuals who had levels of 30 to 40 ng/ml had a 2.64 times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than people with levels of 40 ng/ml or greater. On the good news side is a new study from Turkish researchers.  They focused on getting people's levels over 30 ng/mL with supplements.  At that level there was success compared to people without supplementation.  This was true even if they had comorbidities.  They were able to achieve that blood level within two weeks.  Those with no comorbidities and no vitamin D treatment had 1.9-fold increased risk of having hospitalization longer than 8 days compared with cases with both comorbidities and vitamin D treatment. (NEXT) The explosion of Covid PTSD cases is a mental health crisis in the making The Guardian, 7 Dec 2021 When the Covid-19 pandemic began, people working in the trauma field knew the psychological toll would be colossal. In the spring of 2020, I began interviewing professionals about the mental health fallout of the pandemic, specifically its impact on frontline medical staff. During the first wave, two in every five intensive care staff in England reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. That work continued for almost a year, during which time a second wave hit and the initial traumas were exacerbated. But it wasn't only frontline workers who were experiencing trauma symptoms: Covid has posed perhaps the biggest threat to mental health in England since the second world war. Now, at the tail end of 2021, the pandemic is still not over. The NHS forecasts that nationally, there will be 230,000 new cases of PTSD as a result of Covid-19. It is not only social care and medical staff who will be affected. Those who lost loved ones, and those who have been very ill or hospitalised (35% of Covid-19 patients who were put on a ventilator go on to experience extensive symptoms of PTSD) may also suffer. Then there are those living with the effects of domestic and sexual abuse, which may have worsened due to lockdown, and children and young people whose lives changed immeasurably due to our shift to a state of emergency. I imagine that some women whose birthing experiences were marked by the pandemic will also be experiencing symptoms. The explosion of post-traumatic stress disorder is a medical emergency, and a further strain on our creaking services. Without proper action and investment, it is a national mental health crisis in the making.

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My Family Thinks I'm Crazy
Richard Spence PhD | Aleister Crowley, WW2, Espionage, Secret Societies, and UFO Disinformation

My Family Thinks I'm Crazy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 131:11


Richard Spence PhD, Retired Professor, Author, Consultant, and Researcher. Richard And I discussed the Strange goings on of Aleister Crowley, Crowley's Connection To John Dee or rather Affinity for Edward Kelley, Rene Guenon and his competing esoteric revealing and simultaneous obscuring of occult secrets and the true power of magic, how it connects to the illusion of matter, A proper look at the nature and modalities of Secret Societies and the harbingers of the perennial philosophy, the sociology of secret societies an their inextricable humanity, the cult mentality that Secret Societies foster, Dr. Spence's Courses on Wonderium or The Great Courses and finally George Hunt Williamson possible UFO Dis-Info Agent. be sure to follow up with Richard Spence's Work Here Dr. Richard B. Spence is a Professor of History at the University of Idaho where he has taught since 1986. His interests include modern Russian, military, espionage and occult history. His published works include Boris Savinkov: Renegade on the Left (1991), Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly (2002) and Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult (2008). With Walter Bosley, he co-authored Empire of the Wheel: Espionage, the Occult and Murder in Southern California (Corvos, 2011). He is the author of numerous articles in Revolutionary Russia, Intelligence and National Security, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, American Communist History, New Dawn and other publications. He has been a guest on Coast to Coast, The Other Side of Midnight, Radio Liberty and many other programs.Join us on TelegramLeave me a message at https://podinbox.com/MFTIC:.comFor Exclusive My Family Thinks I'm Crazy Content: Only 3$ get 50+ Bonus Episodes, Sign up on our Patreon For Exclusive Episodes. Check out the S.E.E.E.N.or on Rokfin@MFTICPodcast on Twitter@myfamilythinksimcrazy on Instagram, Follow, Subscribe, Rate, and Review we appreciate you!https://www.myfamilythinksimcrazy.comhttps://altmediaunited.com/my-family-thinks-im-crazy/Need to relax? how about Yoga? Check Out My Good Friend Yogi Zorananda here for tranquility in your podcast playerIntro Song by Destiny Lab IntroMusic: El MovimientoBy Hola HolaInterludeMusic: The Firebird SuiteBy MomentsOutroMusic: CrayzieBy Daniel MustoReleased under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License Thanks To Soundstripe★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Who Built The Panama Canal? with Professor Kaysha Corinealdi

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 67:19


In 1903, a Frenchman and an American granted the United States ninety nine years of control over the Isthmus of Panama. No Panamanians signed that treaty. This week, Professor Kaysha Corinealdi and Jonathan explore the political history and legacy of what came next: the Panama Canal.Kaysha Corinealdi is an interdisciplinary historian of modern empires, migration, gender, and activism in the Americas. Her forthcoming book Panama in Black centers the activism of Afro-Caribbean migrants and their descendants as they navigated practices and policies of anti-Blackness, xenophobia, denationalization, and white supremacy in Panama and the United States. Her research can also be found in Black Perspectives (September 14, 2021), Caribbean Review of Gender Studies (Issue 12, 2018), the International Journal of Africana Studies (18:2, Fall-Winter 2017), and the Global South (6:2, Fall 2013). You can follow her on Twitter @KCorinealdi, and read more of her work here.  Find out what today's guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 12.06.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 54:02


Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging University of California at Los Angeles, November 2, 2021 Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel "There are a lot of myths about aging, and people often have negative stereotypes of what it means to get old," Castel said. "I have studied aging for two decades, and have seen many impressive role models of aging, as well as people who struggle in older age. Happiness increases our lives by four to 10 years, a recent research review suggested. "As an added bonus," Castel writes, "those additional years are likely to be happy ones." (NEXT) New study finds potatoes, when enjoyed as part of a healthy diet, are not associated with elevated heart health risk factors among adolescent girls Boston University, October 29, 2021 Recently published research in the British Journal of Nutrition found that 9-17 year-old girls who consumed up to one cup of potatoes daily had no increased risk of becoming overweight or developing high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, or impaired fasting glucose by the end of the study in late adolescence. “Our results show that nutrient-rich potatoes can be part of a healthy diet in young girls during this important period of growth and development,” says the study's senior author. “There is growing evidence that overall diet quality is what really matters in the preservation of heart health. Potatoes are an affordable food, with a number of valuable nutrients, and our research suggests that moderate intakes of potatoes, along with many other types of vegetables,  can be a regular part of a healthy diet pattern.” (NEXT) Study finds acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids  University of California at Irvine, Oct. 31, 2021 Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found that regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure. In tests on rats, UCI cardiology researcher Zhi-Ling Guo and colleagues noted that reduced blood pressure lasted for at least three days after electroacupuncture by increasing the gene expression of enkephalins, which one of the three major opioid peptides produced by the body. The present study shows that repetitive electroacupuncture evokes a long-lasting action in lowering blood pressure in hypertension, suggesting that this therapy may be suitable for treating clinical hypertension.. (NEXT) The golden chanterelle mushroom hastens wound healing Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (Iran), November 3, 2021  The golden chanterelle mushroom, an edible fungus, makes for more than just a good and filling dinner. According to a study, you can also use it to heal your wounds faster. The study, published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, investigated the fungus' antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They performed an in vivo experiment on male rats. The animals were given a circular excision and a linear incision and then divided into four groups: nontreated, vehicle-treated, treated with an ointment containing mushroom extract, and treated with madecassol, the reference drug. The circular and linear wounds were treated topically once a day for nine days and 17 days respectively. (NEXT) New research links foods high in anthocyanins to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease Northumbria University (UK),  November 5, 2021  New research suggests eating red may be one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. A study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition suggests anthocyanins, the red-pigmented flavonoids that are abundant in Montmorency tart cherries, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular-related death. The systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 different studies found that people with the highest anthocyanin intake were 9% less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease and 8% less likely to die from causes associated with heart disease, compared to those with the lowest intake. (NEXT) Researchers find phthalates in wide variety of fast foods George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, October 29, 2021 A team of researchers has found phthalates in a wide variety of fast foods. In their paper published in Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, the group describes how they collected samples of fast food from several restaurants and tested them for phthalates and other chemicals meant to replace them—and what they found. Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid and are commonly used to make plastic substances more flexible. Researchers have found that consumption of phthalates can disrupt the endocrine system and by extension levels of hormones in the body. Research has also shown that they can lead to asthma in children and increased obesity. (NEXT) Removing digital devices from the bedroom can improve sleep for children, teens Penn State University, November 2, 2021 Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. The recommendations, for clinicians and parents, are: 1. Make sleep a priority by talking with family members about the importance of sleep and healthy sleep expectations; 2. Encourage a bedtime routine that includes calming activities and avoids electronic media use; 3. Encourage families to remove all electronic devices from their child or teen's bedroom, including TVs, video games, computers, tablets and cell phones; 4. Talk with family members about the negative consequences of bright light in the evening on sleep; and 5. If a child or adolescent is exhibiting mood or behavioral problems, consider insufficient sleep as a contributing factor.

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Sugar Is Making Us Fat, Tired, and Sick (Rebroadcast)

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 31:29


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and ButcherBox.Most of us hear the term “metabolic health” and think it only applies to our ability to burn food and manage our weight. And while those are certainly big pieces of metabolic health, it also impacts everything from our cardiovascular health to cognition, mood, infertility, and so much more. That's because our metabolism is actually our body's ability to create energy and this happens all over the body. If our energy production in the brain is hindered, we could have memory loss; if it's not functioning properly in muscle cells, we may see chronic pain—and the list goes on. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Benjamin Bikman and Dr. Casey Means about why insulin resistance has become so prevalent, and what makes us insulin resistant in the first place. They discuss how our diet and lifestyle have fundamentally changed in a way that greatly impacts how we regulate blood sugar, and how it's wreaking havoc on our metabolic health. They also talk about how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance through specific diet and lifestyle modifications, and how we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to dramatically improve our health.Dr. Benjamin Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. He is the author of Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Benjamin Bikman here: https://lnk.to/dhru-154/ and Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-170/.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and ButcherBox. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. When I made the leap from being a vegetarian back to eating meat, my biggest focus was quality. With ButcherBox, I know I'm serving the people I love the highest quality clean protein, which means no inflammatory fats, antibiotics, or weird toxins. ButcherBox has a variety of different boxes, and you can choose your box and frequency. For a limited time, you can sign up today and get 2lbs of ground beef free in your first box plus $10 off by going to butcherbox.com/dhru. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Dirt Podcast
How Do We Know What We Know? - Ep 166

The Dirt Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 95:31


There are a lot of misconceptions in archaeology that are often perpetuated simply because people don't think about how the information they take for granted came to be. How do archaeologists know what people were doing in the past? Actually, how do we know anything at all? How do we know what didn't happen? Tune in and find out! Links Archaeologists Dig For Clues (via WorldCat Is there a Solutrean-Clovis Connection in the American Colonization? (ThoughtCo) Who really discovered America? The Solutrean hypothesis is the latest in a long line of theories about the discovery of the New World (Skeptic) Five Breakthrough Signs of Early Peoples in the Americas (Sapiens) The Buttermilk Creek Complex and the Origins of Clovis at the Debra L. Friedkin Site, Texas (Science) People Were Chipping Stone Tools in Texas More Than 15,000 Years Ago (Scientific American) Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe (Guardian) Man the Hunter, Woman the Gatherer? The Impact of Gender Studies on Hunter-Gatherer Research (A Retrospective) (The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers) Mammoth FAQ (We Hunted the Mammoth) Man the Hunter. The First Intensive Survey of a Single, Crucial Stage of Human Development—Man's Once Universal Hunting Way of Life (via Google Books) Female hunters of the early Americas (Science Advances) Did prehistoric women hunt? New research suggests so (The Conversation) This Prehistoric Peruvian Woman Was a Big-Game Hunter (Smithsonian) Whole-genome sequencing of Atacama skeleton shows novel mutations linked with dysplasia (Genome Research) The Starchild Project (New England Skeptical Society) Oldest case of leukemia discovered: Prehistoric female skeleton shows signs of this cancer (ScienceDaily) Leukemia in Ancient Egypt: Earliest case and state-of-the-art techniques for diagnosing generalized osteolytic lesions (International Journal of Osteology) A history of true civilisation is not one of monuments (Aeon) What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West (WorldCat) The Amazon Rainforest Was Profoundly Changed by Ancient Humans (The Atlantic) Thera (World History Encyclopedia) Contact Email the Dirt Podcast: thedirtpodcast@gmail.com ArchPodNet APN Website: https://www.archpodnet.com APN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archpodnet APN on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/archpodnet APN on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archpodnet Tee Public Store Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular

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How Do We Know What We Know? - Dirt 166

The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 95:31


There are a lot of misconceptions in archaeology that are often perpetuated simply because people don't think about how the information they take for granted came to be. How do archaeologists know what people were doing in the past? Actually, how do we know anything at all? How do we know what didn't happen? Tune in and find out! Links Archaeologists Dig For Clues (via WorldCat Is there a Solutrean-Clovis Connection in the American Colonization? (ThoughtCo) Who really discovered America? The Solutrean hypothesis is the latest in a long line of theories about the discovery of the New World (Skeptic) Five Breakthrough Signs of Early Peoples in the Americas (Sapiens) The Buttermilk Creek Complex and the Origins of Clovis at the Debra L. Friedkin Site, Texas (Science) People Were Chipping Stone Tools in Texas More Than 15,000 Years Ago (Scientific American) Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe (Guardian) Man the Hunter, Woman the Gatherer? The Impact of Gender Studies on Hunter-Gatherer Research (A Retrospective) (The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers) Mammoth FAQ (We Hunted the Mammoth) Man the Hunter. The First Intensive Survey of a Single, Crucial Stage of Human Development—Man's Once Universal Hunting Way of Life (via Google Books) Female hunters of the early Americas (Science Advances) Did prehistoric women hunt? New research suggests so (The Conversation) This Prehistoric Peruvian Woman Was a Big-Game Hunter (Smithsonian) Whole-genome sequencing of Atacama skeleton shows novel mutations linked with dysplasia (Genome Research) The Starchild Project (New England Skeptical Society) Oldest case of leukemia discovered: Prehistoric female skeleton shows signs of this cancer (ScienceDaily) Leukemia in Ancient Egypt: Earliest case and state-of-the-art techniques for diagnosing generalized osteolytic lesions (International Journal of Osteology) A history of true civilisation is not one of monuments (Aeon) What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West (WorldCat) The Amazon Rainforest Was Profoundly Changed by Ancient Humans (The Atlantic) Thera (World History Encyclopedia) Contact Email the Dirt Podcast: thedirtpodcast@gmail.com ArchPodNet APN Website: https://www.archpodnet.com APN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archpodnet APN on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/archpodnet APN on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archpodnet Tee Public Store Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular

The Behaviour Speak Podcast
Episode 25 - Having Sex, Seeing a Concert, Going to the Pub, Living with My Friends: Proper Outcomes of Positive Behaviour Support with Dr. Darren Bowring, Ph.D.

The Behaviour Speak Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 87:34


In this episode, Ben chats with Dr. Darren Bowring, a researcher at the University of Warwick in the UK.  Dr. Bowring's research focuses on updating the causal model of behaviour, designing community-based PBS specialist teams and the overprescribing of medications to people with intellectual disabilities.   Continuing Education Units - This episode counts as 1.5 BACB Learning CEUs: https://cbiconsultants.com/shop   Show Notes: BILD Conference 2021: https://www.bild.org.uk/m-events/bild-international-positive-behaviour-support-conference-2021      Stay Up Late: https://stayuplate.org    STOMP: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/stomp-stopping-the-over-medication-of-people-with-a-learning-disability-autism-or-both    References: Baker, P., Stafford V., & Hardiman, R. A. (2019). Cross sectional study of trauma symptomatology among staff working with people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour. International Journal of Positive Behaviour Support, 9(1), 30-37. Bigby, C. & Beadle-Brown, J. (2016). Culture in better group homes for people with intellectual disability at severe levels. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 54(5), 316-331. doi: https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-54.5.316  Bowring, D. L., Totsika, V., Hastings, R. P. & Toogood, S. (2018). Toward data-based clinical decision making for adults with challenging behavior using the Behavior Problems Inventory-Short Form (BPI-S). Tizard Learning Disability Review, 23(2), 103-110. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-06-2017-0025  Deveau, R. & McGill, P. (2016). Practice leadership at the front line in supporting people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour: A qualitative study of registered managers of community-based, staffed group homes. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29, 266-277. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12178  Gore, N. J., McGill, P., Toogood, S., Allen, D., Hughes, J. C., Baker, P., Hastings, R. P., Noone, S. J., & Denne, L. D. (2013). Definition and scope for positive behavioural support. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 3(2), 14-23. McGill, P., Bradshaw, J., Smyth, G., Hurman, M. & Roy, A. (2020). Capable environments. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 25(3), 109-116. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-05-2020-0007  Sheehan, R., Hassiotis, A., Walters, K., Osborn, D., Strydom, A., Horsfall, L., et al. (2015). Mental illness, challenging behaviour, and psychotropic drug prescribing in people with intellectual disability: UK population based cohort study. BMJ, 35, 4326. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4326  Verdugo, M. A., Schalock, R. L., Keith, K. D. & Stancliffe, R. J. (2005). Quality of life and its measurement: Important principles and guidelines. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49, 707-717. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00739.x 

MetFlex and Chill
#142 - Strength vs. Hypertrophy Training with Ashleigh VanHouten

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 47:29


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. To learn more about the Muscle Science For Women program, follow THIS link. To sign up for Kabuki Education Week, follow THIS link. In this episode, Ashleigh and I chat about the differences between training for hypertrophy versus training for strength and how to design your fitness goals around them. We also discuss how to safely start back in the gym after an injury, and we discuss the launch of the second round of the Muscle Science For Women program! “Strength training is focused on getting better and developing more skill while hypertrophy is focused on getting bigger and building more muscle.” Rachel Gregory “Strength is about efficiency of movement, whereas muscle building is less about the efficiency and more about the actual muscle contraction.” Ashleigh VanHouten Top Takeaways: Muscle Science For Women Program - second launch and how to sign up Kabuki Education Week Seminar highlight Differences and similarities between building muscle and getting stronger Advice for 47 year old women just starting her weight training journey Show Notes: [0:00] Intro to episode trailer  [1:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel gives listeners a brief intro of guest Ashleigh Vanhouten @themusclemaven     [4:00] Announcement! A new round of Muscle Science For Women launching!  [5:00] Sign up for the Muscle Science For Women Program at www.metflexlife.com/msw  [6:00] Ashleigh gives a breakdown of what you can get out of The Muscle Science for Women Program [8:30] Check out some MSW testimonials HERE!  [9:00] Differences and similarities between building muscle and getting stronger [12:00] Training for strength vs. hypertrophy [14:30] “Strength training is focused on getting better and developing more skill while hypertrophy is focused on getting bigger and building more muscle.” Rachel Gregory  [15:00] Performing power cleans for strength versus getting enough effective reps for muscle building [17:00] “Strength is about efficiency of movement, whereas muscle building is less about the efficiency and more about the actual muscle contraction.” Ashleigh VanHouten [27:30] Question: What is your best advice for a 47 year old woman that is just starting out on a weight training journey? [33:30] Question: How do I rebuild muscle after illness/injury and muscle wasting? [39:30] Question: Why am I shaking super early in a workout? [43:30] Kabuki Seminar Jan 9-15th  [44:30] Birth Fit  [46:00] To check out more about The Muscle Science For Women Program visit www.metflexlife.com/msw [46:00]Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner. --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

Guy's Guy Radio
#491 Author/Professor Raj Venkatesan and LSCW/Author Marcia Naomi Berger

Guy's Guy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 55:00


Rajkumar Venkatesan is the Ronald Trzcinski Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. Raj has written about and taught quantitative marketing to MBA and executive education students worldwide. At Darden, he has taught a course on marketing analytics for more than ten years, and a course on marketing technology products for five years. His experience in these courses he translated into the books, Cutting Edge Marketing Analytics, published by Pearson Education in 2014, and The AI Marketing Canvas in 2021. He has published extensively in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW, leads dynamic marriage and communication workshops and is a popular speaker at conferences. A clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice, she has taught continuing education classes for therapists at the University of California Berkeley Extension, Alliant International University, and for various professional associations. Berger lives in Marin County, California, with her husband of thirty-three years. She gives their weekly marriage meetings major credit for their lasting happiness together, which inspired her to write her first book, the best-selling Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love. Join Robert Manni, author of The Guys' Guy's Guide To Love as we discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Subscribe to Guy's Guy Radio on YouTube, iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts! Buy The Guys' Guy's Guide to Love now!

The Richie Allen Show
Episode 1373: The Richie Allen Show Tuesday November 30th 2021

The Richie Allen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 111:54


Richie is joined by Dr. Paul Thomas and Jacqui Deevoy.In December 2020, the Oregon Medical Board suspended the licence of Dr. Paul Thomas. Paul, a paediatrician with 35 years experience, published a study in the peer reviewed International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Paul's study showed that vaccinated children had better health outcomes and less lifetime illness than unvaccinated children. Paul tells his story. For more, go tohttps://www.paulthomasmd.com/Are elderly people being euthanised in British hospitals in order to save the government money on pensions and healthcare? Jacqui Deevoy is a well respected and experienced journalist. Jacqui has heard from many families who believe that their loved ones were given a cocktail of drugs while in hospital, that caused their untimely deaths. Jacqui's investigation is the subject of a groundbreaking new documentary film. It's called "A Good Death?" and premieres this Sunday December 5th on www.ickonic.com  

No Stupid Questions
Not All Sports Fans Become Absurd Fans, Some Are Just Born That Way

No Stupid Questions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 35:04


As the title to this episode indicates, we'll be talking a lot about sports fandom with Dr. Mike Devlin, an assistant professor of Advertising in the School of Journalism and Communication at Texas State University. He holds a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Alabama, and an MA in Mass Communication and BA in Electronic Media Communications from Texas Tech University. Prior to earning his PhD, Mike worked as media designer and multimedia specialist in Austin, Texas. He currently teaches Advertising Copywriting and Layout at Texas State University. Dr. Devlin's interests lie at intersection of advertising, sport communication, and media effects - focusing on how fan identification impacts sponsorships, endorsements, branding, and advertising campaigns. Previous work included the integration of psychophysiology to further understand a fan's cognitive capacity during sporting events. He is the author of over 10 peer-reviewed publications, 40 national and international conference proceedings, and several book chapters examining the intersection between sports communication and advertising. His research has been published in Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication and Sport, International Journal of Sport Management & Marketing, Journal of Sports Media, and International Journal of Sport Communication. But let's go back to that fandom piece--we talk all about it in a research and real-world context, and talk about the role the media play in increasing (or decreasing) our fandom and helping us even become SuperFans. We have so much fun in today's conversation, and as a spoiler alert, Dr. Mike Devlin is going to the bookend for Season 3 as we already had an amazing conversation with his fabulous wife, Dr. Natalie Brown Devlin during Episode 1. Can you imagine how smart and sports fan crazy their twins are? To follow Mike on Twitter: @DrMikeDevlin To follow us on Twitter: @ICIRAlabama

Bob Enyart Live
Time is Absolute

Bob Enyart Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021


Fred Williams is joined by Daniel Hedrick, founder of the GodIsNowHere ministry, to tackle the question of time. Einstein's general theory of relativity claims that gravity affects both space and time, such that the stronger the gravity, the slower that time moves. Or conversely, time speeds up as gravity becomes weaker, hence time passes faster for our heads than our feet! At RSR we believe that time is absolute, not relative, and the gravity affects CLOCKS, not time itself. Fred & Daniel review the evidence for and against general relativity, including the “big elephant in the room”, quantum mechanics, which holds that time is universal and absolute. As an example, you can make two quantum particles interact, then put them at opposite ends of the universe, measure one, and instantaneously the other particle takes on a corresponding quality! Finally, if gravity dilates as a result of volume contraction, time and mass remain the same – a second is always a second (Bandula Dahanayake, Universal Relativity: Absolute Time and Mass, International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 7-15). Sponsor a Show! Click here to help keep us broadcasting! (We really need it :) We have now officially begun our November 2021 telethon! We typically set a dollar goal, like 30 or 40 thousand. But this time, we're looking for 20 new monthly donors who will sponsor one show a month. Being on air isn't cheap. We run about 20 broadcasts and it costs us about $150 dollars per show. We operate on a shoestring budget, so in the past we've relied heavily on those large donations and big dollar telethons. But that was when Bob was here. Now the ministry has less security, and that makes promoting Bob's teaching a daunting task. So if just you and 19 others can help us guarantee that the show goes on, Bob's Biblically centered teachings will go out to thousands more. The ministries of so many Godly leaders, authors & preachers have been magnified tenfold, or even a hundredfold after their passing. Think of C.S. Lewis, and how he still, today, has such an impact on millions. We have no doubt Bob could have a similar impact, and your sponsorship of just one show a month will be a massive force to magnify this ministry, and the Gospel. So if you can help, and sponsor just one show a month, that would be a massive blessing. Thanks so much, Godspeed!

Nourish Balance Thrive
Testosterone: Why You Need It and What to Do When You Don't Have Enough

Nourish Balance Thrive

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 51:34


For men, testosterone is important for mood, bone health, erectile function, libido, strength and muscle mass and is also associated with lower levels of inflammatory markers, better insulin sensitivity, and metabolic health. It also may even have some vasodilatory effects, and higher testosterone levels are also associated with better health outcomes in general and lower cardiovascular, cancer, and all-cause mortality. Unfortunately, It looks like testosterone levels in the population are dropping, although more isn't necessarily better. On this podcast, NBT Scientific Director Megan Hall and I are talking about testosterone: why we should care about it, how to test for it, and how to support healthy levels of this hormone. Megan discusses signs and symptoms of low testosterone and seven different lifestyle changes you can make to support optimal levels - before you even consider taking a supplement. We also talk about hormone replacement therapy, who might benefit, and some of the downsides to this strategy. For all the references and a detailed roadmap of everything we discuss, be sure to follow along with Megan's outline for this podcast.  Here's the outline of this episode with Megan Hall: [00:00:24] Testosterone: Why you should care. [00:01:49] Megan's outline for this podcast. [00:02:46] Optimal reference range for Testosterone. [00:03:51] Symptoms of low testosterone. [00:04:25] Testing for testosterone. [00:07:02] High testosterone is associated with violent crime. Study: Dabbs Jr, James M., et al. "Testosterone, crime, and misbehavior among 692 male prison inmates." Personality and individual Differences 18.5 (1995): 627-633. [00:07:32] Book: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, by Robert Sapolsky. [00:08:22] The testosterone suppression system. [00:08:35] Book: The WEIRDest People in the World, by Joseph Henrich. [00:10:13] Book: Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding, by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. [00:12:02] Testosterone physiology; troubleshooting by testing LS and FSH. [00:14:38] Varicocele - the enlargement of veins within the testicles - common amongst athletes. [00:16:31] Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) [00:19:44] How to support testosterone levels. [00:20:41] 4-Quadrant Model; Josh Turknett's AHS talk: How To Win At Angry Birds: The Ancestral Therapeutic Paradigm - AHS19. [00:20:55] Josh Turknett on the NBT podcast: How to Win at Angry Birds: The Ancestral Paradigm for a Therapeutic Revolution [00:21:11] Sleep; Greg Potter on the podcast talking about sleep: Why Sleep Is Critical for Immune Health, How to Entrain Your Circadian Rhythm for Perfect Sleep and Metabolic Health, Better Sleep for Athletes, and What to Do When You Can't Sleep. [00:21:33] Sleep deprivation decreases testosterone; Study: Leproult, Rachel, and Eve Van Cauter. "Effect of 1 week of sleep restriction on testosterone levels in young healthy men." Jama 305.21 (2011): 2173-2174 and Gonzalez-Santos, M. R., et al. "Sleep deprivation and adaptive hormonal responses of healthy men." Archives of andrology 22.3 (1989): 203-207. [00:22:26] Greg Potter's articles on sleep: 1. Having trouble sleeping? A primer on insomnia and how to sleep better 2. Sleep-maintenance insomnia: how to sleep through the night 3. Sleep-onset insomnia: how to get to sleep fast.  [00:22:37] Stress; Chronic stress in particular, more so than acute stress. [00:24:54] Podcast: How to Manage Stress, with Simon Marshall, PhD. [00:25:09] Eating sufficient calories. [00:26:13] Podcast with Herman Pontzer: How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy. [00:27:57] Nutrient deficiencies: zinc, magnesium, vitamin D. [00:29:30] Cholesterol and dietary fat. [00:30:51] Exercise. [00:33:32] Within day energy availability can negatively impact the testosterone:cortisol ratio; Study: Torstveit, Monica Klungland, et al. "Within-day energy deficiency and metabolic perturbation in male endurance athletes." International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 28.4 (2018): 419-427. [00:34:59] Testosterone suppression - a dysfunction or a normal adaptation to training? Study: Sansone, Andrea, et al. "Sport, doping and male fertility." Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 16.1 (2018): 1-12. [00:37:02] Book: Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, by Katy Bowman. [00:39:00] Environmental toxins: estrogens, cigarette smoking and alcohol. [00:40:16] Herbs and supplements to consider. [00:43:40] Pituitary tumours, TBI and concussion. [00:44:36] Testosterone Replacement Therapy. [00:48:59] Join our group program to get a blood test, bloodsmart.ai report, and 4 group coaching sessions.

MetFlex and Chill
#141 - Keys To Growing Muscle As A Female Part 2 with Alex Bush

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 56:01


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Alex Bush at his website www.physiquedevelopment.com, on Instagram @alexbush_, and YouTube @Physique Development  Alex Bush is a coach, trainer, and co-founder of the online coaching platform, Physique Development. He has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science as well as several continuing education certifications including N1, PN1, and CSCS. Alex has been coaching for 8 years and has worked with over a thousand competitive physique athletes as well as lifestyle clients. Alex resides in Ohio with his wife, Sue, and Pups, Gus & Tucker. In this episode, Alex and Rachel discuss the remaining key factors to growing muscle as a female: why you could be getting in your own way at the gym, how much time you should invest in a building phase, how to find balance while also making physique progress, and much more! “Discipline Leads to Freedom.” Alex Bush Top Takeaways: How to get the most out of an RDL Alex's recommended amount of time to be in a building phase  Try this tip if the scale causes stress but you still want to see progress over time Accountability is key. Why even coaches need coaches! Show Notes: [0:00] Trailer introduction to the episode [1:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Alex Bush @alexbush_ to the listeners   [3:00] Keys To Growing Muscle As A Female Part 1 with Alex Bush   [4:00] Fourth Key: Exercise Execution  [6:00] How to get the most out of an RDL [10:00] Question: Can you speak to the difference between sensation versus actual tension and stimulus in the muscle tissue?? [16:00] Fifth Key: Periodized Training / Progressive Overload of Stimulus [23:00] Sixth Key: Time/ Patience [26:00] Question: What's the minimum time frame that you would recommend someone go through a building phase? [31:00] Episode 104: 8-Month Building Phase Results & Plan For Next Cut [36:30] Seventh Key: Audit Social Media Outlets [40:00] Eighth Key: Life Outside of Training - 'Balance' [43:00] “Discipline Leads to Freedom.” Alex Bush [46:00] Benefits of investing in a coach!  [52:00] If you're listening to this and want to apply for one-on-one coaching with Rachel check out www.metflexlife.com/apply. [53:00] Episode 140: Keys To Growing Muscle As A Female Part 1 with Alex Bush [54:00] Listeners can find Alex Bush at his website www.physiquedevelopment.com, on Instagram @alexbush_ and YouTube @Physique Development  [55:00] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.   --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

KeyLIME
[340] Methods Consult #9 on Mixed Methods

KeyLIME

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 28:31


Episode length: 28:30   Selected Readings and Resources for Mixed Methods Research   Recommended Journals for Methods and Exemplar Studies Journal of Mixed Method Research  International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches  Professional Organizations and Mixed Methods Communities The American Education Research Association (AERA) Mixed Methods Special Interest Group (SIG) The Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) Select Methods Articles Johnson, R. B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L. A. (2007). Toward a definition of mixed methods research. Journal of mixed methods research, 1(2), 112-133. Creswell, J. W., Klassen, A. C., Plano Clark, V. L., & Smith, K. C. (2011). Best practices for mixed methods research in the health sciences. Bethesda (Maryland): National Institutes of Health, 2013, 541-545. Guetterman, T. C., Molina-Azorin, J. F., & Fetters, M. D. (2020). Virtual special issue on “integration in mixed methods research”. Journal of mixed methods research Bryman, A. (2007). Barriers to integrating quantitative and qualitative research. Journal of mixed methods research, 1(1), 8-22. Fàbregues, S., Molina-Azorin, J. F., & Fetters, M. D. (2021). Virtual special issue on “quality in mixed methods research”. Journal of mixed methods research Maxwell, J. A. (2016). Expanding the history and range of mixed methods research. Journal of mixed methods research, 10(1), 12-27.   Mixed Methods Webinars Mixed Methods International Research Association https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/webinars/mixed-methods-webinar/index.html AHRQ Advanced Methods Webinars: Integrating Mixed Methods in Health Services and Delivery System Research https://youtu.be/SmP2znJLZs4   Follow our co-hosts on Twitter! Jason R. Frank: @drjfrank  Jonathan Sherbino: @sherbino  Linda Snell: @LindaSMedEd  Lara Varpio: @LaraVarpio Lara Varpio's Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Uniformed Services University of the Unites States Department of Defense.  Want to learn more about KeyLIME? Click here! Full transcript for this Episode is available upon request.

MetFlex and Chill
$140 - Keys To Growing Muscle As A Female Part 1 with Alex Bush

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 64:20


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Alex Bush at his website www.physiquedevelopment.com, on Instagram @alexbush_ and YouTube @Physique Development  Alex Bush is a coach, trainer, and co-founder of the online coaching platform, Physique Development. He has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science as well as several continuing education certifications including N1, PN1, and CSCS. Alex has been coaching for 8 years and has worked with over a thousand competitive physique athletes as well as lifestyle clients. Alex resides in Ohio with his wife, Sue, and Pups, Gus & Tucker. In this episode, Rachel and Alex chat about the key factors that play a role in growing muscle as a female, training during your cycle, if birth control plays a role in muscle growth, and much more! “Our greatest propensity to put on muscle tissue is going to be in a caloric surplus.” Alex Bush Top Takeaways: Training during your menstrual cycle Three factors to help optimize sleep Why carbs can be beneficial for females and hormonal health How birth control affects muscle growth Show Notes: [0:00] Trailer introduction to the episode.  [1:30] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Alex Bush to the listeners   [2:00] Alex gives the listeners a brief intro of himself and also his journey in the nutrition and exercise space  [3:00] Physique Development  [10:00] Introducing the main topics of today's episode which include key concepts to building muscle as a female [11:30] First key: a calorie surplus  [13:00] “Our greatest propensity to put on muscle tissue is going to be in a caloric surplus.” Alex Bush [22:30] Second key: sleep and recovery [26:00] Alex's general recommendation on how many days a week you should focus on lifting [29:30] Question: Do you have any recommendations for optimizing sleep? [35:30] Third key: hormonal health [38:00] Question: What role does birth control play in building muscle? [41:00] Question: Have you ever found that manipulating certain macronutrients can be beneficial to hormonal health? [45:30] Why carbs can be beneficial for females and hormonal health [48:00] Question: What is your general recommendation in terms of changing up a client's training during the stages of their menstrual cycle?  [49:00] The Women's Book  [56:00] Question: Has there been anything that you've changed your mind about in the past year, and why? [1:02:00] Listeners can check out more from Alex on IG at @alexbush_, or his website www.physiquedevelopment.com, and on YouTube @Physique Development  [1:03:30] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner. --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
History of the Mongols SPECIAL: Chinggis Genetic Legacy

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 22:25


At the start of the twenty-first century, a study was released which brought the thirteenth century starkly into the present. A 2003 study led by Chris Tyler-Smith published in the American Journal of Human Genetics simply titled “The Genetic Legacy of the Mongols,” determined that an alarming number of men across Asia, from China to Uzbekistan, carried the same haplotype on their Y-chromosome, indicating a shared paternal lineage. 8% of the studied group, just over 2100 men from 16 distinct populations in Asia shared this haplotype, which if representative of the total world population, would have come out to about 16 million men. This was far beyond what was to be expected of standard genetic variation over such a vast area. The researchers traced the haplogroup to Mongolia, and with the BATWING program determined that the most recent common ancestor lived approximately 1,000 years ago, plus or minus 300 years in either direction. The study determined that this could only be the result of selective inheritance, and there was only man who fit the profile, who had the opportunity to spread his genes across so much of Asia and have them be continually selected for centuries to come; that was Chinggis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire. Identifying him with the Y-Chromosome haplogroup, the C3* Star Cluster, the image of Chinggis Khan as the ancestor of 0.5% of the world population has become irrevocably attached to his name, and a common addition in the comment sections on any Mongol related topic on the internet will be the fact that he is related to every 1 in 200 men in Asia today. Yet, recent studies have demonstrated that this may not be the case, and that Chinggis Khan's genetic legacy is not so simple as commonly portrayed. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest.       Inside each human being are the genes we inherit from our parents. Distinct alleles within the thousands of genes of our 23 chromosomes affect the makeup of our bodies, from our physical  appearances to blood type. Each allele is inherited from our parents, who inherited from their parents, and so on, leaving in each human being a small marker of every member of their ancestry. Due to interbreeding and mixing over time, people living in a certain region will share  alleles, given that various members of their community shared ancestors at some point. A collection of these alleles is a haplotype, and a group of similar haplotypes with shared ancestry is a haplogroup. Tracing specific haplogroups attached to the Y-Chromosome, for instance, allows us to trace paternal ancestry of selected persons. It was the haplogroup dubbed the C3*star cluster that the researchers identified as Chinggis Khan's haplotype, though later research has redefined it to the C2* star cluster. Thus, while you may see it somewhat interchangeably referred to as C3 or C2, depending on how recent the literature you're reading is. Whoever carried the markers on their chromosome associated with this haplogroup, according to the study, was therefore a descendant of Chinggis Khan. The lineage, it should be noted, does not start with Chinggis Khan; it is detectable in the ancestors of the Mongols dating back at least to the fifth century BCE, to the Donghu people in eastern Mongolia and Manchuria. It is found in high frequencies in populations which had close contact with Mongols from Siberia to Central Asia, as as the Buryats, Udeges, Evens, Evenks, Kazakhs, and in lower frequencies in places conquered by the Mongol Empire. As demonstrated by the 2003 study, a map of these haplogroups lines up rather neatly with a map of the Mongol Empire at the time of Chinggis Khan's death.        The 2003 study found that 8% of the men sampled had high frequencies of haplotypes from a set of closely related lineages, the C2*  star cluster. With the highest numbers of this cluster found in Mongolia, it was the logical origin point for this cluster. Its frequencies in so many populations of the former Mongol Empire seemed to suggest it spread with Mongol imperial expansion. The researchers therefore identified Chinggis Khan and his close male-relatives as the likely progenitors. While the public has understood this as Chinggis Khan and his family raping a massive percentage of the thirteenth century human population, this was not quite what the study implied. Rather, the selective marriage into the Chinggisid royal family, with each son having high numbers of children, and so on for generations due to prestige associated with the lineage, was the cause for the haplogroup's spread.        The study decided that, since the haplogroups showed up in high frequencies among the Hazara of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and as they were deemed to be direct descendants of Chinggis Khan, then this must have meant no one else other than the Great Khan himself was the most recent common ancestor for this haplogroup. The high frequencies across Asian populations, an origin point in Mongolia, an estimated common ancestor approximately a thousand years ago, and association with the supposed Chinggisid Hazaras was the extent of the evidence the study had to make Chinggis Khan the progenitor.       When released, this study made headlines around the world. You'll find no shortage of articles stating that “Genghis Khan was a prolific article,” with the underlying, thought generally unstated, assumption that these genes were spread by a hitherto unimaginable amount of rape, “backed up” by the medieval sources where Chinggis is described taking his pick of conquered women after the sack of a city. It's a useful addition to the catalogue of descriptions to present the Mongols as mindless barbarians, with this study being essentially the scientific data to back up this presentation.  It's now become one of the key aspects of Chinggis Khan's image in popular culture.       However, as more recent studies have demonstrated, there are a number of problems with this evidence presented in the 2003 study. Firstly, later researchers have pointed out how indirect the evidence is for the connection of Chinggis Khan to the C2 lineage. The estimates for the most recent common ancestor can vary widely depending on the methods used; while some estimates can place a figure within Chinggis Khan's epoch, other estimates put the most recent common ancestor for the C2* cluster over 2,000 year ago. Even going by the 2003 study, it still gives a 600 year window for the most recent common ancestor, who still could have lived centuries before or after Chinggis Khan.   One of the most serious assumptions in the study was that the Hazara of Afghanistan were direct descendants of Chinggis KhanThis is an assumption which rests more on misconception than medieval materials. In fact, the thirteenth and fourteenth century sources indicate that Chinggis Khan spent only a brief time in what is now Afghanistan, only from late 1221 and throughout much of 1222, which he largely spent campaigning, pursuing Jalal al-Din Mingburnu and putting down local revolts before withdrawing. There is no indication that a Mongol garrison was left in the region by Chinggis, and it is not until the 1230s that Mongol forces returned and properly incorporated the region into the empire. Still, it was not until the end of the thirteenth century were Chinggisid princes actually staying in the region, when Chagatayid princes like Du'a's son Qutlugh Khwaja took control over the Negudaris. The sources instead describe waves of Mongol garrisons into Afghanistan which began almost a decade after Chinggis Khan's death, from the initial tamma garrisons under Ögedai Khaan's orders to Jochid troops fleeing Hulegu to Afghanistan in the 1260s. Later, from the late fourteenth century onwards, Afghanistan was the heart of the Timurid realm, and while the Timurids shared some descent from Chinggis through marriage, it's not exactly the process which would have led to high percentages of Chinggisid ancestry.Together, this strongly suggests that the Hazara would not bear Chinggisid ancestry in any considerable quantity.   Perhaps most prominently, there is little evidence that connects the C2* star cluster to known descendants of Chinggis Khan. The fact that no tomb of Chinggis Khan or any other known members of his family has been found, means that there is no conclusive means to prove what haplogroups he possessed. Without human remains which undeniably belong to one of his close male relatives or himself, Chinggis Khan's own haplogroup can not ever be reliably identified. Most royal Chinggisid lineages in the western half of the empire, such as that of the Ilkhanate or Chagatais, disappeared long before the advance of genetic sciences. You might think that looking in Mongolia, you'd find a lot of Chinggisids running about, but this is not the case. Even during the empire, many members of the Chinggisid family were spread across Asia, leaving by the end of the fourteenth century largely lines only from his brothers, and of his grandsons Ariq Böke and Khubilai. In the fifteenth century, a massive massacre of the royal family was carried out by the leader of the Oirats and the true master of Mongolia, the non-Chinggisid Esen Taishi. Mongolia was reunified some fifty years later under the Khubilayid prince Dayan Khan, and it was the descendants of his sons who made up the Chinggisid nobility for the next centuries. Then, in the 1930s Soviet supported purges resulted in the near annihilation of the Chinggisid princes, Buddhist clergy and other political enemies. From 1937-1939, over 30,000 Mongolians were killed, and the Dayan Khanid nobility nearly extinguished.   While it is true that today in Mongolia, you can find many people who claim the imperial clan name of Borjigin, this is largely because after democratization in Mongolia in 1990, Mongolians were encouraged to take clan names- a fact that, as many commenters have pointed out, historically the Mongols did not do, unless they were actually members of the Chinggisid royal family. While the 1918 census in Mongolia recorded only 5.7% of the population as being Borjigid, during the recent registering of clan names some 50% chose, of course, the most famous and prestigious name for themselves. Therefore, it's rather difficult to find a lot of a Chinggisids today.   The 2003 study relied on a random selection of people from across Asia, rather than looking specifically for individuals who claimed Chinggisid descent. Other studies which have sought out people who claim Chinggisid ancestry do not support the C2* Star cluster hypothesis of the 2003 study. A 2012 study by Batbayar and Sabitov in the Russian Journal of Genetic Genealogy of Mongolian individuals who could trace their lineage back to Chinggis Khan's fifteenth century descendant, Dayan Khan, found none of them matched the Star cluster proposed by the 2003 study. To overcome the previously mentioned issues about finding Chinggisids, to quote Batbayar and Sabitov, “In this study, seven patrilineal descendants of [...] Dayan Khan and two of Chinggis Khan's brothers' descendants were chosen for Y-chromosome DNA sequencing. Rather than testing a multitude of subjects, for the sake of accuracy, the most legitimate and proven descendants of Dayan Khan were selected. The DNA donors were selected based upon their official Mongol and Manchu titles and ranks, which were precisely recorded in Mongolian, Manchu, and Soviet documents.” Essentially, as close as you can get to a definite, unbroken paternal line from Chinggis Khan, given the 800 years since his death. When they compared the Dayan Khanid descendants, the descendants of Chinggis' brothers, and those who could reliable claimed ancestry from Chinggis' son Jochi, Batbayar and Sabitov demonstrated that essentially each lineage bore different haplogroups, and none, except for a small branch of the Jochids, bore the C2* star cluster of the 2003 study.    Study of the bodies of medieval Mongol burials have likewise yielded contrasting results when their DNA has been examined.  One of the most notable burials which has been studied is the Tavan Tolgoi suit, from eastern Mongolia. Essentially it was a burial of an extremely wealthy family, dated to the mid-thirteenth century. Adorned with jewelry and buried in coffins made of Cinnamon, which would have had to be imported from southeastern Asia, the researcher suggested due to such obvious wealth and power that they must have been Chinggisid. Their bodies showed haplogroups associated, interestingly enough, with western Asia populations, with effectively no descendants in modern Mongolian populations, and most definitely, not the C2* star cluster. This led to the 2016 study by Gavaachimed Lkhagvasuren et al., titled “Molecular Genealogy of a Mongol Queen's Family and her Possible kinship with Genghis Khan,” to suggest Chinggis must have borne this haplogroup, and possibly, western Asian ancestry. He also pointed to supposed descriptions of Chinggis Khan having red hair as possible supporting literary evidence.    But this is not reliable evidence. Firstly, none of the graves conclusively can be identified as Chinggisid.  The Chinggisid's known preference for burials on Burkhan Khaldun seems unlikely to make the Tavan Tolgoi burials a close relation.  Further, the “red hair” description of Chinggis Khan comes from a mistranslation of a phrase from Rashid al-Din's Compendium of Chronicles, where Chinggis remarks that young Khubilai lacked his grandfather's ruddy features, indicating not red hair, but a face red in colour; hardly uncommon for a man who spent his lifetime in the harsh winds of the steppe. Therefore, the Tavan Tolgoi burials seem more likely to represent a family, possibly of Qipchaq origin, taken from western Asia, incorporated into the Mongol military and gaining wealth and power- hardly unusual in the Mongol army, but revealing nothing of Chinggis' haplogroups. Other wealthy burials of nobility from the Mongol Empire in Mongolia and northern China have revealed differing chromosomal haplogroups, providing no answer as of yet to the question of the Great Khan's own genetic lineage.   Much like the 2003's study erroneous identification of the Hazaras as direct descendants of Chinggis Khan, a more recent study demonstrates the pitfalls of attempting to connect historical figures to genetic data. A 2019 study by Shao-Qing Wen et al. in the  Journal of Human Genetics looked at the y-chromosomal profiles of a family from northwestern China's Gansu-Qinghai area, who traced their ancestry back to Kölgen, a son of Chinggis Khan with one of his lesser wives. Importantly, this family also backed up their claims in genealogical records, and had inhabited the same region for centuries. After the expulsion of the Mongols, they had been made local officials [tusi 土司] by the succeeding Ming and Qing dynasties. This family, the Lu, did not match the C2* Star Cluster, but actually showed close affinity to other known descendants of Chinggis Khan, the Töre clan in Kazakhstan. The Töre  trace their lineage to Jani Beg Khan (r.1473-1480), one of the founders of the Kazakh Khanate and a tenth generation descendant of Chinggis Khan's first born son Jochi. Jochi, as you may recall, was born after his mother Börte was taken captive by Chinggis Khan's enemies, and was accused, most notably by his brother Chagatai, of not being their father's son. Chinggis, for the record, always treated Jochi as fully legitimate. As the Lu family in China traced themselves to Kölgen, who shared only a father with Jochi, then the fact that the Lu and the Töre belong to the same C2 haplogroup, with a  genealogical separation of about 1,000 years, would suggest that if this is in fact the Y-chromosomal lineage of Chinggis Khan, then Jochi's uncertain paternity could be laid to rest, and that he was a true son of Chinggis Khan.   This theory is comfortable and convenient, but other scholars have noted that the connection of the Lu to Toghan, the descendant of Kölgen, is very tenuous. The sources connecting the Lu clan to Kölgen's family were not compiled until the late Qing Dynasty, some four to five centuries after Toghan's death. The sources more contemporary to Toghan's life do not match the description of his life described in the histories used by the Lu clan, leading scholars to argue that, while the Lu clan does have Mongolian origin, and likely did have an ancestor with the very common medieval Mongolian name of Toghan, it seems likely that at some point the Lu clan's family compilers decided to associate their own ancestor with the more well known Chinggisid of the same name, and therefore claim for themselves Chinggisid ancestry and prestige- hardly an unknown thing by compilers of Chinese family trees. Therefore, the matter of Jochi's paternity still remains uncertain.       Perhaps the final nail in the coffin comes in the 2018 study by  Lan Hai-Wei, et al. in the European Journal of Human Genetics. Compiling data from previous studies that found issue with the 2003 hypothesis, they looked at groups with high frequencies of the C2* Star clusters like the Hazara or the Daur, a Mongolic-speaking people from Northeastern China who, based off of historical records, make no claims of Chinggisid descent. Newer estimates also suggest the most recent common ancestor for this lineage was over 2,600 years ago. In the most recent hypothesis then, it seems more likely that the star cluster identified by the 2003 study does not represent the lineage of Chinggis Khan, but was simply an incredibly common paternal lineage among ordinary inhabitants of the Mongolian plateau. Its presence in other peoples across Asia was not evidence of selective breeding into the Golden Lineage, but simply the movement of Mongolian troops into a region, and intermixing with the local population. In the case of the Hazaras, this is the exact scenario demonstrated by the historical sources, with waves of Mongol troops rather than a host of Chinggisids descending into the Hazarajat. The possibility cannot be excluded however, that while C2* was a dominant haplotype in thirteenth century Mongolia, that before 1200 it had already been spread across Central Asia by earlier nomadic expansions of Mongolia-based empires like the Göktürk Khaghanates or the Uighur. The Mongol expansion in the thirteenth century, then, would only be another wave of the spread of C2* across Eurasia.       While it is possible that Chinggis Khan and his close male relatives did in fact, carry the C2* star cluster, there is no evidence which directly or conclusively connects him to it. His known descendants through the line of Dayan Khan are of a different Y-chromosomal haplogroup. The descendants of Dayan Khan, himself a descendant of Chinggis Khan's grandson Khubilai, and the Kazakh Töre, descendants of Chinggis Khan's son Jochi, bear haplotypes so distant that their most recent common ancestor is estimated to have lived 4,500 years ago, which does not fair well for the likelihood of Jochi being Chinggis' son. A third known and tested branch, of the Shibanids in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, does match the C2* star cluster, but has less than 1,000 known members and again, are descended from Chinggis Khan via Jochi. Chinggis Khan then cannot be said to be the ancestor of 0.5% of the world's population, since his y-chromosomal marking remains unknown. Any attempts at identifying it conclusively can never be more than mere assumptions without finding the bodies of either the Khan or any of his close-male relatives- a prospect highly unlikely, given the Chinggisids' preference for secret graves. Thus, it seems that his haplotypes are but one more secret that Chinggis will keep with him.       Our series on the Mongols will continue, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals podcast to follow. If you enjoyed this, and would like to help us keep bringing you great content, please consider supporting us on patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals, or sharing this with your friends. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.  -SOURCES- Abilev, Serikabi, et al. “The Y-Chromosome C3* Star-Cluster Attributed to Genghis Khan's Descendants is Present at High Frequency in the Kerey Clan from Kazakhstan.” Human Biology 84 no. 1 (2012): 79-99.   Adnan, Atif, et al. “Genetic characterization of Y-chromosomal STRs in Hazara ethnic group of Pakistan and confirmation of DYS448 null allele.” International Journal of Legal Medicine 133 (2019): 789-793.   Callaway, Ewen. “Genghis Khan's Genetic Legacy Has Competition.” Scientific American. 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Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
How to Avoid and Minimize “Inflammaging” (Minisode #54)

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 21:46


How to Avoid and Minimize “Inflammaging” | This episode is brought to you by Vuori and Joovv.When it comes to longevity, the goal isn't just to live as long as possible. The true objective is to live as vibrantly and energetically as possible, for as long as possible. So how exactly do we do that?In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Frank Lipman and Dr. Casey Means about aging and how to achieve the type of longevity we're all after. Dr. Frank Lipman is a vocal pioneer of integrative and Functional Medicine, or what he calls “good medicine.” Dr. Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. He is a sought-after international speaker and the bestselling author of six books—How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young & Slim for Life, Revive and Total Renewal—and his newest book, The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength, and Vitality.Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer, and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate a deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.This episode is brought to you by Vuori and Joovv.A few months ago I saw my buddy and business partner Dr. Mark Hyman working out in some super stylish activewear and so I asked him, “What are you wearing? I'm totally into it!” That's when he told me and my team about Vuori! Vuori is a new perspective on performance apparel. Perfect for anyone, men and women alike, who are tired of traditional old workout gear. If style, comfort, versatility and sustainability matter to you, it's time to make an investment in your happiness and try Vuori out! For our listeners they are offering 20% off your first purchase. Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/dhru.I'm so pumped to tell you about Joovv and their suite of red light therapy panels. I use the Joovv light every night religiously to support my mitochondria and keep my circadian rhythms running optimally. For a limited time, Joovv is offering all my listeners an exclusive discount on your first order: just go Joovv.com/dhru and apply my code DHRU for $50 off. Some exclusions do apply and keep in mind it's a limited-time offer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

MetFlex and Chill
#139 - Is Your Metabolism Broken? with Brandon DaCruz

MetFlex and Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 64:04


To watch this episode and other past episodes, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Brandon DaCruz at his website https://www.brandondacruzfit.com/, and on Instagram @brandondacruz_ Brandon DaCruz is an online nutrition and physique coach, sports nutritionist as well as the National sales manager of an internationally carried supplement brand. He's also a National Level NPC physique competitor and an internationally published fitness model who's written articles and filmed educational content for publications like Men's Fitness Magazine and Bodybuilding.com.  Brandon has spent the past 12 years working within the sports nutrition and fitness industries and has coached every type of client including Olympia Level professional men's physique competitors, college athletes, MMA fighters, CrossFit competitors, and lifestyle clients.  He believes in blending what's been proven in the research with his own anecdotal and first hand "in the trenches'' experience to improve body composition, optimize performance and enhance health in order to help his clients achieve their goals whether that be building muscle, losing body fat, increasing performance and/or optimizing health and longevity. This is what he refers to as his health-centric coaching model as he believes that improving one's health is the cornerstone to optimizing their physical goals.  In this episode, we chat about the four components that make up your metabolism, the power of mindset in any transformation journey, three components affected by metabolic adaptation, tips on how to manage adaptations, and much more! “We have to realize that metabolic adaptations are part of the process, and we can't completely avoid them, this is a natural response. However, we can minimize some of the factors that are downregulated to make the process of dieting easier, more efficient, and successful.” Brandon DaCruz Top Takeaways: Four components of your metabolism explained  One key component to elicit any type of adaptation  3 main components affected by metabolic adaptation How to manage metabolic adaptation to have more effective fat loss phases Show Notes: [0:00] Trailor introduction to the episode. Brandon discusses the importance of sleep in recovery [1:00] Rachel gives a brief bio about guest Brandon DaCruz to the listeners [2:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes repeat guest Brandon DaCruz to the listeners [2:30] Episode 129: Metabolic Flexibility: A Lifestyle Approach with Brandon DaCruz, Episode 112: Energy Flux: The Missing Piece To Your Fitness Journey with Brandon DaCruz [3:00] Brandon gives a brief bio of his journey within the health, nutrition, and supplement space  [5:00] “We all hit plateaus, and no process, especially the process of fat loss, is a linear one.” Brandon DaCruz [5:30] Question: What is metabolism? Can you break it down in layman's terms for everyone? [6:00] What is metabolism?  [8:00] Question: What are the components of your metabolism? [12:30] “When it comes to ‘what factors of our metabolism are within our control in terms of increasing energy expenditure,' NEAT is going to be the golden ticket.” Brandon DaCruz [18:00] Question: What is metabolic adaptation? [23:30] Question: What are the 3 main components affected by metabolic adaptation? [26:30] Nonexercise activity thermogenesis – liberating the life-force [43:30] Third component of metabolic adaptation: mitochondrial changes [45:00] Question: What are some practical tips that you would recommend to your clients for managing some of these adaptations that are inevitably going to occur? [45:30] “We have to realize that metabolic adaptations are part of the process, and we can't completely avoid them, this is a natural response. However, we can minimize some of the factors that are downregulated, to make the process of dieting easier, more efficient, and successful.”   [1:02:30] To check out more from Brandon DaCruz you can find him on IG @brandondacruz_ and for fitness inquiries at bdacruzfitness@gmail.com  [1:03:00] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner.   --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com  Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge." Rachel received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility. You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com  Social Links: Youtube: @rachelgregory Instagram: @rachelgregory.cns TikTok: @metflexlife Facebook: @metflexlife  Primary Programs: Keto For Women Muscle Science For Women

The Marketing Book Podcast
357 The Sea We Swim In by Frank Rose

The Marketing Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 83:20


The Sea We Swim In: How Stories Work in a Data-Driven World by Frank Rose About the Book: A practical guide to "narrative thinking," and why it matters in a world defined by data. In The Sea We Swim In, Frank Rose leads us to a new understanding of stories and their role in our lives. For decades, experts from many fields―psychologists, economists, advertising and marketing executives―failed to register the power of narrative. Scientists thought stories were frivolous. Economists were knee-deep in theory. Marketers just wanted to cut to the sales pitch. Yet stories, not reasoning, are the key to persuasion. Whether we're aware of it or not, stories determine how we view the world and our place in it. That means the tools of professional storytellers―character, world, detail, voice―can unlock a way of thinking that's ideal for an age in which we don't passively consume media but actively participate in it. Building on insights from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Rose shows us how to see the world in narrative terms, not as a thesis to be argued or a pitch to be made but as a story to be told. Leading brands and top entertainment professionals already understand the vast potential of storytelling. From Warby Parker to Mailchimp to The Walking Dead, Rose explains how they use stories to establish their identity and turn ordinary people into fans―and how you can do the same. About the Author: Frank Rose is an author, essayist, and keynote speaker. A senior fellow at the Columbia University School of the Arts, he teaches global business executives as faculty director of its Strategic Storytelling program, presented in partnership with Columbia Business School Executive Education, and serves as awards director of its Digital Storytelling Lab. His previous book, The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories, was hailed by the International Journal of Advertising as "an essential overview" of the fundamental changes affecting media. Before moving to Columbia, Frank spent many years reporting on the impact of technology on media as a contributing editor at Wired and a contributing writer at Fortune before that. His 1989 best-seller West of Eden, about the ouster of Steve Jobs from Apple, was named one of the ten best books of the year by Businessweek. Among his other books is The Agency, an unauthorized history of the oldest and at one time most successful talent agency in Hollywood. And, interesting facts: he is a native of Virginia and graduated from Wash­ington & Lee University with a degree in journalism and moved soon after to New York, where he got his start covering the punk scene at CBGB for The Village Voice, chronicling the emergence of Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Talking Heads. Click here for this episode's website page with the links mentioned during the interview... https://www.salesartillery.com/marketing-book-podcast/sea-we-swim-in-frank-rose

High Intensity Health Radio with Mike Mutzel, MS
Obesity , Leptin & Risk of Autoimmunity: a Problem in Achieving Herd Immunity

High Intensity Health Radio with Mike Mutzel, MS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 21:30


Scientists find lean subjects made protective antibodies after infection while obese subjects did not make protective antibodies—they made maladaptive autoantibodies instead. Researchers speculate that leptin plays a role in skewing the immune response toward autoimmunity after infection. Here's the details! Related: Save your seat in the upcoming Blood Work MasterClass Live Training RSVP Here: https://courses.highintensityhealth.com/store/hgwDdo2p Research, Images and Articles: https://bit.ly/3qsGYX6 Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:09 Endemic Virus 0:59 Obese Don't Make Protective Antibodies 1:15 Obese people make autoantibodies 1:40 Leptin and Fat on Fire 2:40 Leptin exacerbates inflammation, autoimmunity 3:13 Study we're discussing 3:49 Make Americans Healthy Again 4:35 Blood Work MasterClass 5:30 Daniela Frasca, PhD: Obesity Hinders Immune System Response 6:10 Antibodies and BMI, C-Reactive Protein 6:43 Metainflammation and Inflammaging 7:15 Blood sugar and inflammation 8:13 Leptin and immunity 9:29 Summary of Study: immune tolerance breakdown 11:30 Lifestyle matters 12:30 Antibodies directed at fat tissue 12:52 Omega-6 Oils, Seed Oils & autoimmunity 13:50 Excess deaths related to heart disease on the rise 14:42 Image: CRP and autoantibodies 15:39 New study summary 16:21 Italy Research from fat cell spill over 16:58 Obesity is an autoimmune disease 17:05 Change your habits 17:47 Image: Behavior model Books and References: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything: https://amzn.to/3CbpvEQ Frasca, D., Reidy, L., Cray, C., Diaz, A., Romero, M., Kahl, K., & Blomberg, B. B. (2021). Influence of obesity on serum levels of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in COVID-19 patients. Plos One, 16(3), e0245424–16.   Frasca, D., Reidy, L., Romero, M., Diaz, A., Cray, C., Kahl, K., & Blomberg, B. B. (2021). The majority of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in COVID-19 patients with obesity are autoimmune and not neutralizing. International Journal of Obesity, 1–6.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
5 Signs You're Not Healthy And How To Fix It

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 113:20


This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and InsideTracker.One of the biggest mistakes I often see patients make is taking a linear approach to health, focusing most of their energy just on exercise, for example, but leaving everything else by the wayside. We can't optimize health if we're only supporting one part of it. And optimizing our health through what we put at the end of our fork is the lowest-hanging fruit to achieve all our other health goals. In this episode, Dr. Hyman and guests dive into topics including insulin resistance, nutritional deficiencies, gut health, and much more. They also talk about what you can start doing to get healthier today.Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked podcast, The School of Greatness, and was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.Dr. Steven Gundy is one of the world's top cardiothoracic surgeons and a pioneer in nutrition, as well as medical director at The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine. He is author of many New York Times bestselling books and is the founder of GundryMD, a line of wellness products and supplements, and host of The Dr. Gundry Podcast.Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and InsideTracker.Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. Check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account here. If you're curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker and get 25% off here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.