65 episodes

Welcome to the Metagenics Institute Podcast where Healthcare Practitioners can hear innovative, cutting-edge information from leading experts from around the world. Join your host, Nathan Rose, to explore the latest evidence in Natural Health, challenge and debunk industry myths and offer practical, tangible, clinical tools which will transform your practice.

Metagenics Institute Podcast Metagenics

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.7 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to the Metagenics Institute Podcast where Healthcare Practitioners can hear innovative, cutting-edge information from leading experts from around the world. Join your host, Nathan Rose, to explore the latest evidence in Natural Health, challenge and debunk industry myths and offer practical, tangible, clinical tools which will transform your practice.

    Sugar facts and fiction with Dr Tim Crowe

    Sugar facts and fiction with Dr Tim Crowe

    What if sugar isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be? Nathan discusses all things sugar with career research scientist and educator Dr Tim Crowe. Dr Crowe draws on 25 years in research to address conflicting information in the field of nutrition. He hosts the popular podcast Thinking Nutrition and is co-author of the book Understanding Nutrition. If you’re looking for a research update on sugar, you came to the right place.


    *Highlights *


    Sugar chemistry 101 (6:00)
    Does fructose cause weight gain? (14:30)
    Examining sugar addiction (19:00)
    Myth busting - is there a connection between sugar and hyperactivity? (22:20)
    Non-nutritional sweeteners: helpful or harmful? (28:00)
    Artificial sweeteners and the microbiome (34:00)
    Do we need a sugar tax? (38:00)


    Useful links and resources: e.g:


    https://www.thinkingnutrition.com.au/


    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/thinking-nutrition/id1494549885


    Links to research mentioned:


    Declining consumption of added sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages in Australia: a challenge for obesity prevention - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28275129/


    Sugar and artificially sweetened beverages and risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and all-cause mortality: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32529512/


    Effect of fructose instead of glucose or sucrose on cardiometabolic markers: a systematic review and meta-analysis of isoenergetic intervention trials -https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33029629/


    Which foods may be addictive? The roles of processing, fat content, and glycemic load - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25692302/


    Non-nutritive sweeteners for diabetes mellitus - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32449201/

    • 46 min
    Managing Perimenopause with Lara Briden

    Managing Perimenopause with Lara Briden

    Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the book Period Repair Manual - a practical guide for treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and bioidentical hormones. This year, Lara has released her new book, The Hormone Repair Manual, which explains how to navigate the change of perimenopause and relieve symptoms with natural treatments. In this episode, she explains the ins and outs of ‘second puberty’ and her favourite nutrients to support this time of life, as well as a fascinating evolutionary perspective on menopause. Tune in for a host of clinical gems!


    Highlights


    What motivated Lara to write The Hormone Repair Manual? (1:30)
    The perimenopausal years, aka ‘second puberty’ (4:00)
    Novel insights into nutrients for hormonal support (15:00)
    The recalibration process (19:00)
    Why you shouldn’t drink alcohol during perimenopause (25:30)
    Debunking the controversy surrounding phytoestrogens (29:00)
    The evolutionary take on menopause (33:00)
    Nutrients for perimenopause and menopause (43:00)
    Discussion regarding hormonal therapy (50:00)


    *Useful Links and Resources *


    https://www.larabriden.com/


    https://www.larabriden.com/hormone-repair-manual/


    Lara Briden on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/larabriden/


    Metagenics on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metagenics_anz/

    • 1 hr
    Reversing Your Epigenetic Age with Kara Fitzgerald

    Reversing Your Epigenetic Age with Kara Fitzgerald

    Kara Fitzgerald and her research team were the first to demonstrate potential reversal of biological age in humans by targeting methylation. In their study, the prescribed program included multiple components with documented mechanistic activity on epigenetic pathways. Tune in to hear the details of her research and learn how to influence your epigenetics.
    Dr. Kara Fitzgerald has a doctorate of naturopathic medicine, and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She regularly lectures internationally for several organizations and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.


    Highlights
    What motivated Kara to move into epigenetic research? (2:30)
    Introduction to epigenetic clocks (9:00)
    What positively impacts our epigenetics? (24:00)
    Kara details her research (30:00)
    Methylation adaptogens (35:00)
    Kara’s hopes for future research (45:00)


    *Useful Links and Resources *
    https://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/


    For Kara’s list of methylation adaptogens and links to her books: https://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/professionals/methylation-diet-lifestyle/


    Kara’s research - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342929824_Reversal_of_Epigenetic_Age_with_Diet_and_Lifestyle_in_a_Pilot_Randomized_Clinical_Trial


    Research links: https://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/professionals/research-news-ideas/


    My DNA age - https://www.mydnage.com/


    HK Epitherapeutics - http://www.hkgepitherapeutics.com/


    About Moshe Szyf - http://www.hkgepitherapeutics.com/about/moshe-szyf/


    Metagenics Congress - https://metagenicsinstitute.com.au/congress-2021

    • 52 min
    The role of MCAS in the gut, brain and beyond with Tania Dempsey

    The role of MCAS in the gut, brain and beyond with Tania Dempsey

    As an expert in mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), Dr Tania Dempsey, imparts priceless information regarding the nature and treatment of this insidious condition. Among many insights, Dr Dempsey explains how to distinguish histamine intolerance from MCAS, the impact of this condition on gastrointestinal health, as well as views on the connection between COVID-19 and MCAS. Importantly, Dr Dempsey draws on years of experience to provide advice on the identification and management of MCAS.


    Dr. Dempsey is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She has served as an attending physician at a large multi-specialty medical practice in White Plains, NY, and since opened AIM Centre for Personalised Medicine.


    *Highlights *



    What is MCAS and how prevalent is it? (6:30)
    Examining the connection between gut health and MCAS (13:00)
    Histamine intolerance versus MCAS (21:30)
    Why a personalised diet is important (27:00)
    MCAS and COVID-19 (38:20)
    How to spot MCAS (47:20)
    Stabilising mast cells and avoiding triggers (53:00)


    **Useful links and resources:


    Follow Metagenics on Instagram here -
    https://www.instagram.com/metagenics_anz/


    Or on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/metagenics


    Website: https://www.drtaniadempsey.com/
    LinkedIn: AIM Centre for Personalised Medicine - https://www.linkedin.com/company/armonk-integrative-medicine#:~:text=Tania%20Tyles%20Dempsey%2C%20MD%2C%20founder,Dr.
    Twitter account: https://twitter.com/drtaniadempsey?lang=en


    Paper Tania mentions: Afrin LB, Weinstock LB, Molderings GJ. Covid-19 hyperinflammation and post-Covid-19 illness may be rooted in mast cell activation syndrome. Int J Infect Dis. 2020;100:327-332. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.016


    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7529115/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Science Behind Medicinal Cannabis with Jason Wilson

    The Science Behind Medicinal Cannabis with Jason Wilson

    Science educator, Jason Wilson is the host of The Curious About Cannabis Podcast which answers questions about the world’s most controversial plant – Cannabis. In this episode, Wilson provides an in-depth history lesson on Cannabinoid science, as well as the use of Cannabis extracts for medicinal purposes and the future of Cannabis research.


    Highlights:


    Jason’s journey to Cannabinoid research (1:30)
    A history lesson on Cannabinoid science (14:00)
    Examining endocannabinoid derangement and supplementation with phytocannabinoids (36:00)
    The entourage effect (45:00)
    Lesser known and emerging cannabinoids (55:00)
    Medicinal cannabis (1:02:00)
    Directions for future research (1:14:00)


    Useful links and resources:


    Follow Metagenics on Instagram here -
    https://www.instagram.com/metagenics_anz/


    Or on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/metagenics


    If you are a Healthcare Practitioner in Australia or New Zealand, keep up latest industry news and events by joining our private Practitioner Only Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetagenicsAU


    Jason Wilson’s book – Curious About Cannabis: A Scientific Introduction to the World's Most Controversial Plant - https://www.cacpodcast.com/book.html#/

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Exploring the Endocannabinoid System, PEA and OEA with Prof Daniele Piomelli

    Exploring the Endocannabinoid System, PEA and OEA with Prof Daniele Piomelli

    Daniele Piomelli joins us from the University of California, Irvine, where he is the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences and Distinguished Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry. Piomelli is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, PNAS and Nature Neuroscience, three books, and 34 patents. He is also the Director of the Centre for the Study of Cannabis and Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, the first peer-reviewed journal entirely dedicated to the study of cannabis, its derivatives, and their endogenous counterparts in the human body. In this episode, he shares a wealth of information regarding the endocannabinoid system and the acylethanolamides, oleoylethanolamide (OEA) and palmitoylethanolamide (PEA).


    Highlights


    The endocannabinoid system (3:30)
    The fascinating history of PEA (25:50)
    The role of OEA in fat digestion (34:00)
    Zoning in on PEA (42:00)
    PEA dosage and time to benefit (56:00)
    Synergism for pain management (59:00)


    Useful links and resources:


    Follow Metagenics on Instagram here -
    https://www.instagram.com/metagenics_anz/


    Or on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/metagenics


    If you are a Healthcare Practitioner in Australia or New Zealand, keep up latest industry news and events by joining our private Practitioner Only Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetagenicsAU


    Daniele Piomelli Google Scholar citations -
    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=c0v1zcoAAAAJ&hl=en

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

L_Naturopathy ,

Informative and interesting

I always learn something new when I listen to this, translates the latest science into understandable bite sized chunks. Nathan is a great host and asks all the right questions!

jdsperth ,

Circadian rhythms

A fascinating podcast on the effect of light and sleep on health. Great listening!

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