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

Hosted by Professional Adventure Athlete Lisa Tamati, author, producer, motivational speaker and mindset coach

Pushing The Limits Lisa Tamati

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

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

Hosted by Professional Adventure Athlete Lisa Tamati, author, producer, motivational speaker and mindset coach

    The Science Of Light - Red Light Therapy, Blocking Blue Light, Circadian Rhythms And More With Daniel Ebbett

    The Science Of Light - Red Light Therapy, Blocking Blue Light, Circadian Rhythms And More With Daniel Ebbett

    In this weeks episode I have the CEO and founder of Block Blue Light to guest Daniel Ebbett. Daniel is an expert on all things light, circadian rhythms, blocking blue light, red light therapy, infrared and near infrared light panels, evolutionary health perspectives on light and much more.
    In this episode you will learn:
    What the new LED lights are doing to our health vs the old incandescent bulbs, How drastically we have changed our exposure to especially the blue light spectrum through these lights but also our screens, TV's etc and how this is affecting our sleep, hormones, immune system and the SCN - the master clock in the brain. We explore Daniels motivation to solve his own problems and how he managed to get on top of his chronic migraines, insomnia and get off the anti- depressants/anti-psychotics he was prescribed for this. What Red light therapy is, what NM ranges do what, what pulsing does, how Red light therapy differs from infrared saunas. What ailments are being explored in the research from Alzheimer's and Parkinson to mitochondrial dysfunction to mood and behavior to skin health, 
    joint health and more. If after listening to this episode you can visit Daniels website here  and use code  "Lisa" at checkout for 10% off any of their products from house lighting solutions to blue light blocking glasses to Red Light Panel.
     
    BIO
    Daniel Ebbett is a visionary leader in the field of blue light and its effects on human health. As the founder and CEO of BlockBlueLight, a premier global brand for blue and artificial light-blocking products, he has made it his mission to promote and educate the science behind modern phenomena such as digital eye strain and poor sleep, and the connection these have with screen overuse.
    Through his innovative product range, he champions eye health, sleep quality, and overall well-being. His journey to create BlockBlueLight began with a personal quest to fix his own health issues, including chronic insomnia, eye strain, and migraines, which were caused by his own overuse of electronic devices. 
    Determined to find a solution, Daniel embarked on extensive research and discovered the impact of blue light on circadian rhythms, which can suppress melatonin secretion and cause sleep issues. He also learned about the dangers of chronic exposure to artificial light during the day, including eye strain, migraines, and even permanent eye damage.
    Today, BlockBlueLight is recognized as one of the most trusted and respected international brands in blocking blue light technology. With a passion for helping people live healthier lives, the company aims to make mitigating blue light a mainstream concern and empower individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive in today's digital age.
     
    Personalised Health Optimisation Consulting with Lisa Tamati
    Lisa offers solution focused coaching sessions to help you find the right answers to your challenges.



    Topics Lisa can help with: 
    Lisa is a Genetics Practitioner, Health Optimisation Coach, High Performance and Mindset Coach.
    She is a qualified Ph360 Epigenetics coach and a clinician with The DNA Company and has done years of research into brain rehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases and biohacking.
    She has extensive knowledge on such therapies as hyperbaric oxygen,  intravenous vitamin C, sports performance, functional genomics, Thyroid, Hormones, Cancer and much more. She can assist with all functional medicine testing.
    Testing Options
    Comprehensive Thyroid testing
    DUTCH Hormone testing
    Adrenal Testing
    Organic Acid Testing
    Microbiome Testing
    Cell Blueprint Testing
    Epigenetics Testing
    DNA testing
    Basic Blood Test analysis
    Heavy Metals 
    Nutristat
    Omega 3 to 6 status
    and more 




    Lisa and her functional medicine colleagues in the practice can help you navigate the confusing world of health and medicine .
    She can also advise on the latest research and where t

    • 1 hr 31 min
    NAD Metabolism For Longevity With Professor Joseph Baur

    NAD Metabolism For Longevity With Professor Joseph Baur

    Ever since the book "Lifespan" came out from Dr David Sinclair, everyone and their dog and has been supplementing with nicotinamide mononucleotide and nicotinamide riboside and an effort to increase our levels in the body.NAD is essential to life. No energy production can happen without NAD. NAD Also decreases as we age so the question has always been should we and can we increase our NAD levels.
    As usual in biology it's very complicated and as the science has developed we have learned many new detailed insights. 
    Here is an update on the latest in that science.
    In this episode of "Pushing The Limits" I have the wonderful privilege of interviewing one of the world's leading researchers in NAD metabolism, sirtuin genes and metabolic health Professor Joseph Baur.
    Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania,
    How can you increase NAD+ levels? And do higher NAD+ levels really lead to better metabolic health? What does the research say on their benefits for Longevity.
    We cover this critical pathway in-depth looking what the research is saying and what it currently isn't and what we have still to learn.
    We look into mice studies and then also where the human research is at.
    We cover the salvage pathway as well as the Preiss Handler pathway.
    The possible role of the Microbiome and in NAD metabolism.
    We also discussed the various NAD pools and why the mitochondria maybe a key in a NAD pool.
    We discuss the transporter for NAD into the mitochondria that was recently discovered by Prof Baur and other labs.
    We discuss also the possible risk factors and how we can mitigate these.
    We look at where the research is at in relation to cancer and NAD Metabolism.
    The role of CD 38 as a voracious consumer of in NAD and how lowering CD38 in the body may be even more beneficial than taking the precursor enzymes.
    We discuss also why CD38 increases as we age and what we can do about it and the role of senolytics.
    How we can increase the NAMPT enzyme so we recycle more of our NAD And whether we need to support our methylation donors when we are supplementing with the likes of NMB and NR.
     
    If you are fascinated by longevity science and want to know how you can optimise your health moving forward then this is the episode for you!
    Want to try NMN, TMG and quercetin to support your healthy NAD metabolism you can find them in my shop
     
    Personalised Health Optimisation Consulting with Lisa Tamati
    Lisa offers solution focused coaching sessions to help you find the right answers to your challenges.



    Topics Lisa can help with: 
    Lisa is a Genetics Practitioner, Health Optimisation Coach, High Performance and Mindset Coach.
    She is a qualified Ph360 Epigenetics coach and a clinician with The DNA Company and has done years of research into brain rehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases and biohacking.
    She has extensive knowledge on such therapies as hyperbaric oxygen,  intravenous vitamin C, sports performance, functional genomics, Thyroid, Hormones, Cancer and much more. She can assist with all functional medicine testing.
    Testing Options
    Comprehensive Thyroid testing
    DUTCH Hormone testing
    Adrenal Testing
    Organic Acid Testing
    Microbiome Testing
    Cell Blueprint Testing
    Epigenetics Testing
    DNA testing
    Basic Blood Test analysis
    Heavy Metals 
    Nutristat
    Omega 3 to 6 status
    and more 




    Lisa and her functional medicine colleagues in the practice can help you navigate the confusing world of health and medicine .
    She can also advise on the latest research and where to get help if mainstream medicine hasn't got the answers you are searching for whatever the  challenge you are facing from cancer to gut issues, from depression and anxiety, weight loss issues, from head injuries to burn out to hormone optimisation to the latest in longevity science. Book your consultation with Lisa 
     
    Join our Patron program an

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Methylene Blue, Gaba And Mitochondrial Health With Dr Scott Sherr

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Methylene Blue, Gaba And Mitochondrial Health With Dr Scott Sherr

    In this weeks episode of "Pushing the Limits" I interview one of my idols in the world of health optimisation medicine, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and cellular health Dr Scott Sherr, a repeat guest to the show.
    In this episode we go deep into the benefits of:
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, what it does, the pathways it affects from: Stem cell production to inflammation downregulation to lymphatic support to angiogenesis We discuss the health issues this powerful therapy can benefit  We discuss protocols, the different types of chambers and pressures and how to build a foundational health protocol around the person's treatment.  We also do a deep dive into one of my favorite research subjects at the moment - Methylene Blue and it's myriad of effects in the body and how it may help support: 
    energy production by bypassing the first two complexes in the electron transport chain in the mitochondria what ailments it may help with from alzheimers and cognitive declines to TBI to UTI's to depression to athletic performance to carbon monoxide poisoning, mitochondrial dysfunction to malaria and it's use as the world's first antibiotic and more   We dive into it's long history and where the current science stands on this exciting compound.  We look at how it has a biphasic response curve and how it works as both an antioxidant and pro oxidant and why pharmaceutical grade is crucial. Then we dive into the GABA system and how it affects recovery and sleep and formulations that support this system besides taking actual GABA that alone doesn't cross into the blood brain barrier. 
    We also discuss Dr Scott's and Dr Ted Achacoso's non profit educational arm https://homehope.org/ where doctors and practitioners can advance their learning in the holobiont. They provide the framework for doctors and health care practitioners to learn how to optimize their clients' health, rather than treat disease.
    Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) was founded in the Philippines by Dr. Theodore Achacoso after realizing that illness medicine, in which he is trained and excels as an interventional neuroradiologist and pharmacologist, was reactive, interventional, and could benefit from an entirely different approach: one that optimized health rather than treated disease.
    Over several years, he became an expert in the intricacies and power of metabolomic, gut, and hormone optimization, along with the additional pillars of what became HOMe. 
    How to find Dr Scott and his work 
    You can visit Dr Scott's hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinics at 
    https://www.hyperbaricmedicalsolutions.com
    Visit his supplement company Troscriptions where they have formulations including methylene Blue among others here
    You can use the code LISA 
    His hyperbaric educational company One Base Health here
    Transcription products from Dr Scotts company are not available for New Zealanders unfortunately however if you are interested in getting methylene Blue please reach out to us directly at support@lisatamati.com
     
    BIO 
    Dr. Scott Sherr is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician Certified to Practice Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) and a specialist in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).  He graduated Summa C*m Laude from UCLA as an undergraduate and Magna C*m Laude with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from the University of Maryland Medical School.

    Dr. Scott is the founder of HOMe-SF, the first HOMe clinic in the United States, and is also the Chief Operating Officer of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice (HOMe/HOPe)–USA, a nonprofit education company. The HOMe/HOPe essential certification (plus two advanced modules in Peptides and Cannabis) teaches doctors and healthcare practitioners how to detect and correct the root causes of health, not disease. 

    In addition, Dr. Scott is also COO of Smarter Not Harder, the for-profit arm of HOMe/HOPe.  SNH is the company behind Troscriptions, a line of buccal troches that are Democratizing Enlighte

    • 56 min
    Fast This Way: World-Renowned Biohacker's Fasting Strategies With Dave Asprey

    Fast This Way: World-Renowned Biohacker's Fasting Strategies With Dave Asprey

    How can we hack the human body to reach its full potential — and beyond? Right now, we can't stop aging. However, we can slow it down by optimising our health to lead long and fulfilling lives. One day, we may even be able to age backwards. Through biohacking, we can use the latest medical research to our body's advantage.
    Dave Asprey, the Father of Biohacking and longevity expert, joins us in this episode. Working with renowned doctors and scientists, Dave has created a solution to innovate and hack our systems to push the limits of what the human body can do. He also shares advice on fasting, longevity, and the measures he takes to live a long and healthy life.
    If you want to learn more about biohacking to  improve your health and well-being, then this episode is for you! You’ll find out what it takes to live a longer and more fulfilling life.
     
    Personalised Health Optimisation Consulting with Lisa Tamati
    Lisa offers solution focused coaching sessions to help you find the right answers to your challenges.



    Topics Lisa can help with: 
    Lisa is a Genetics Practitioner, Health Optimisation Coach, High Performance and Mindset Coach.
    She is a qualified Ph360 Epigenetics coach and a clinician with The DNA Company and has done years of research into brain rehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases and biohacking.
    She has extensive knowledge on such therapies as hyperbaric oxygen,  intravenous vitamin C, sports performance, functional genomics, Thyroid, Hormones, Cancer and much more. She can assist with all functional medicine testing.
    Testing Options
    Comprehensive Thyroid testing
    DUTCH Hormone testing
    Adrenal Testing
    Organic Acid Testing
    Microbiome Testing
    Cell Blueprint Testing
    Epigenetics Testing
    DNA testing
    Basic Blood Test analysis
    Heavy Metals 
    Nutristat
    Omega 3 to 6 status
    and more 




    Lisa and her functional medicine colleagues in the practice can help you navigate the confusing world of health and medicine .
    She can also advise on the latest research and where to get help if mainstream medicine hasn't got the answers you are searching for whatever the  challenge you are facing from cancer to gut issues, from depression and anxiety, weight loss issues, from head injuries to burn out to hormone optimisation to the latest in longevity science. Book your consultation with Lisa 
     
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    Pushing the Limits' has been free to air for over 8 years. Providing leading edge information to anyone who needs it. But we need help on our mission. 
    Please join our patron community and get exclusive member benefits (more to roll out later this year) and support this educational platform for the price of a coffee or two
    You can join by going to  Lisa's Patron Community
    Or if you just want to support Lisa with a "coffee" go to 
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/LisaT to donate $3
     
    Lisa’s Anti-Aging and Longevity Supplements 
    Lisa has spent years curating a very specialized range of exclusive longevity, health optimizing supplements from leading scientists, researchers and companies all around the world. 
    This is an unprecedented collection. The stuff Lisa wanted for her family but couldn't get in NZ that’s what it’s in her range. Lisa is constantly researching and interviewing the top scientists and researchers in the world to get you the best cutting edge supplements to optimize your life.
     
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    Lisa has published 5 books: Running Hot, Running to Extremes, Relentless, What your oncologist isn't telling you and her latest "Thriving on the Edge" 
    Check them all out at 
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    • 53 min
    Optimising Brain Health As You Age Through Photobiomodulation With Dr Lew Lim

    Optimising Brain Health As You Age Through Photobiomodulation With Dr Lew Lim

    Your brain defines who you are: taking care of its health and longevity is important. I know that better than anyone after having nursed my mum through strokes, aneurysms, concussions and neurodegeneration for years.
    So when it comes to brain optimisation and protection I want to know about it and Dr Lew Lim is the man to learn from.
    His technology  is featured in the most published research in the field of brain photobiomodulation.
    It helps in the brain, the gut and the vagus nerve. 
    Dr Lew Lim, PhD, MD, MBA has been studying photobiomodulation (PBM) and low-level light therapy for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's he invented intranasal photobiomodulation as a non-invasive method of introducing therapeutic photonic energy into the human body. He is the founder of vielight.com which brings intranasal and transcranial devices using photobiomodulation to the consumer.
     
    Vielight brain photobiomodulation devices combine electrical engineering and neuroscience.
    To find out more about photobiomodulation, current studies underway and already completed and for the devices mentioned in this podcast go to
    www.vielight.com
    Use code "tamati" at checkout to get a 10% discount on any of their devices.
    For more information on photobiomodulation and this area of medicine visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5215795/
     
    BIO
    Dr. Lew Lim is an engineer with additional diplomas in Medical Neuroscience and Business and Accountancy. He obtained his degrees and diplomas from the University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield, Duke University, Quantum University and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
    Vielight has studies in the following areas either published or ongoing clinical trials.
    - Alzheimer's | Dementia
    - Traumatic Brain Injury
    - Parkinson's Disease
    - Autism
    - PTSD 
    - Long-Covid
    Cellular Enhancement
    - Neuromodulation
    - Cognitive Creativity
    - Cellular Enhancement
    - Immunity
    Medical Device
    - Viral Recovery
    The Vielight Transcranial Advantage
    Vie-LED technology generates industry-leading power density while minimizing heat.
    Modular design bypasses hair, maximizes comfort and can target the entire brain.
    Patented emphasis on the brain's Default Mode Network.

    Use code "Tamati" at www.vielight.com to get 10% off any device.
    https://lisatamati.rocketspark.co.nz/podcast--dr-lew-lim-2/
     
    Personalised Health Optimisation Consulting with Lisa Tamati
    Lisa offers solution focused coaching sessions to help you find the right answers to your challenges.



    Topics Lisa can help with: 
    Lisa is a Genetics Practitioner, Health Optimisation Coach, High Performance and Mindset Coach.
    She is a qualified Ph360 Epigenetics coach and a clinician with The DNA Company and has done years of research into brain rehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases and biohacking.
    She has extensive knowledge on such therapies as hyperbaric oxygen,  intravenous vitamin C, sports performance, functional genomics, Thyroid, Hormones, Cancer and much more. She can assist with all functional medicine testing.
    Testing Options
    Comprehensive Thyroid testing
    DUTCH Hormone testing
    Adrenal Testing
    Organic Acid Testing
    Microbiome Testing
    Cell Blueprint Testing
    Epigenetics Testing
    DNA testing
    Basic Blood Test analysis
    Heavy Metals 
    Nutristat
    Omega 3 to 6 status
    and more 




    Lisa and her functional medicine colleagues in the practice can help you navigate the confusing world of health and medicine .
    She can also advise on the latest research and where to get help if mainstream medicine hasn't got the answers you are searching for whatever the  challenge you are facing from cancer to gut issues, from depression and anxiety, weight loss issues, from head injuries to burn out to hormone optimisation to the latest in longevity science. Book your consultation with Lisa 
     
    Join our Patron program and support the show
    Pushing the Limits' has been

    • 54 min
    The Truth About Osteoporosis How To Prevent And Reverse It With Lisa Tamati

    The Truth About Osteoporosis How To Prevent And Reverse It With Lisa Tamati

    In this weeks episode we dive into a topic that is close to my heart after watching the pain and suffering my mum went through and the complications and difficulties she has had after falling in her bedroom one day and breaking her hip.
     
    This experience of course led me deep into the research on osteoporosis and in todays video/podcast we cover 
    What osteoporosis is and what osteopenia is  How is it diagnosed  What drugs are used to to treat it - the good, the bad and the ugly of these What exercises you can do to stave off osteoporosis and reverse bone loss What nutrient deficiencies or diseases can lead to osteoporosis  What supplements can reverse and or slow bone loss The role of different hormones in osteopororsis  The role of nutrition in osteoporosis  What medications can cause osteoporosis  What lifestyle factors can lead to osteoporosis Who is more at risk for osteoporosis. General info on osteoporosis 
    Loss of Bone Mass Density
    Dexa Scan T-score  -1.0 to -2.5 is Osteopenia
                        T-score  less than -2.5 is Osteoporosis
    Bone is 40-50% inorganic component (hydroxyapatite), 10-15% water and 35% organic component(protein).  90% of the organic component is collagen Type 1 and the remaining 10% non-collagenous proteins

    Osteoblasts-formation of bone, secrete alkaline phosphatase to create sites for calcium and phosphate deposition. Osteoclasts-bone resorption, secretes acid phosphatase which unfixes the calcium Osteocytes are osteoblasts which are responsible for homeostasis of oxygen and mineral levels.
    Function: Supports the body, protects the organs, produces blood cells, and stores minerals and fats.

    Collagen, the protein that gives bones a framework for strength and   flexibility Calcium-phosphate mineral complexes, that fill in the gaps between the collagen frame work, making bones hard and strong Living bone cells that remove and replace weakened sections of bone

    KoACT-Calcium collagen chelate
    Animal Study-8 weeks
    4 groups
    No supplement
    KoACT-increased bone density by 3.5%
    10x KoACT-increased bone strength by 10%
    Calcium and Collagen supplement increase bone strength by 1%

    Study
    39 women
    2 groups-12 months Post-menopausal women.
    5 g of CC(calcium-collagen chelate) which contains 500 mg of elemental calcium and 200 IU Vitamin D
    500 mg of calcium and 200 IU of Vitamin D
    The loss of whole body BMD in women taking CC was substantially lower than that of the control group at twelve months

    KoACT improves bone synthesis and reduces bone loss
    KoACT counteracts the natural process of bone loss in post-menopausal women KoACT improves bone mineral density KoACT improves bone mineral density better than calcium in post-menopausal women KoACT improves total body bone mineral density significantly better than calcium in just three months Biomarkers for bone formation were increased significantly with KoACT KoACT improves biomarkers for bone formation, better than calcium. KoACT improves bone strength significantly better than calcium in animals Peak bone mass is around 30 years old. Losing 2-3% a year thereafter. 20% of hip fracture patients will pass away within a year.
    1 out of 3 post menopausal women will fracture a bone

    Osteoporosis drugs (Bisphosphonate) slows down osteoclast activity. Increase risk of jaw necrosis and atypical femoral fractures.  After 3 years of use the suggest a "Drug Holiday"

    Lifestyle:
    Lack of physical activity
    Excessive exercise
    Inflammation
    Smoking
    Alcohol
    Medication
    Family history
    Vitamin and nutrient deficiency
    Gluten

    Eliminate excess sugar, cigarette smoke and phosphoric acid-containing soda.
    Be sure your intake of calcium and magnesium is in the 700-1000 mg range of each daily.
    Other trace minerals, boron, manganese, chromium, copper, zinc, silicon...animal food
    Weight bearing activity
    Post-menopausal women make consider bioidentical hormone replacement.
    Mediterranean diet with increase p

    • 54 min

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