While the nutrition wars rage on, an emerging body of science is teaching us that there is no one size fits all when it comes to food. The Gene Food podcast gives you a front row seat to the latest developments in the personalized health revolution.
Democrats, Republicans, Vegans, Carnivores with John O'Connor
We know it's not polite to discuss politics, money or religion at the dinner table, but is it now taboo to discuss dinner at the dinner table? Has anyone noticed that our nutrition conversations have become a touch, well, partisan? In this episode John discusses the carnivore diet and how aggressive marketing often outpaces the science behind extreme diets. We get into the urea cycle, the system the body uses to rid itself of waste after metabolizing protein, MTHFR, blood type diets and more.
The Fear of Food, Nietzsche, Nutrition Influencers, Fort Michilimackinac and More With John O'Connor
As more and more restrictive diets explode onto the nutrition scene, a growing number of people are cutting out an increasingly long list of foods from their diets. In the latest episode of the Gene Food Podcast, we explore ideas for finding dietary balance.
Don’t Ignore High LDL, TG/HDL Ratio, Lp(a), Cholesterol Absorption and more with Tom Dayspring, M.D.
How important is TG/HDL ratio? Does LDL cause heart disease? What are the best biomarkers for measuring cardiovascular health? We get into these questions and a whole lot more with world-renowned lipid expert Tom Dayspring, M.D.
Yes, We’re Drinking Too Much During COVID-19 with Rob Lohman
The health impact of COVID-19 the disease has been well documented. However, less often discussed is the mental health impact. Drug use and liquor sales have skyrocketed in the past 6 months. In this episode, we talk to addiction specialist Rob Lohman about when that harmless weekly happy hour morphs into something different.
Clean Keto, Running 100 Miles in 24 Hours, and Cultivating a Positive Body Image with Drew Manning
Our guest today is Drew Manning from Fit2Fat2Fit. Drew is a fat-adapted personal trainer who deliberately gained 70 pounds, and then lost it, to better empathize with his clients. We discuss his approach to ketogenic diets, why he ran 100 miles in 24 hours for charity, and how to teach our children, and ourselves, to have a healthier body image.
21 Eggs A Week Blood Test Results, Cholesterol Hyper-Absorbers, Lp(a), and more with John O’Connor
Nowhere in nutrition are the debates more fierce than with eggs. Some claim eating an egg is like “smoking 5 cigarettes,” while others say eggs are a super food. Who is right? What would your blood work look like if you ate 21 eggs a week for one month? It’s hard to say, but we do know that those of us who are cholesterol hyper-absorbers can see greater changes in blood lipids when eating large amounts of dietary cholesterol. In this episode, John discusses his blood work after a 21 eggs a week for one month dietary experiment. The results, especially for his Lp(a) number are surprising.