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This is the Aliquot Preview — a sneak peek into FoundMyFitness’ members-only podcast: The Aliquot.

The Aliquot Preview Podcast gives you access to one sample Aliquot episode every month. For mash-up episodes, you'll get to listen to 15-20 minutes for free, and for regular Aliquots, you get to listen to the whole thing!


An aliquot is a sample taken from a larger whole, that captures the essence of the entirety. The Aliquots are short, members-only podcasts focused on single topics, curated and remixed from the best of FoundMyFitness.

Some episodes of The Aliquot are edited excerpts, highlights, and informative moments taken from full interviews in the FoundMyFitness podcast (with a little more context from Rhonda!). Other episodes are mash-ups of highlights from my regular Q&As.

If you love this show (you will!) and want more (than one preview per month), consider becoming a FoundMyFitness Premium member to get weekly Aliquots, biweekly Science Digest emails, and monthly Q&As with Rhonda. Learn more at foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor

The Aliquot Preview Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.

    • Health & Fitness

This is the Aliquot Preview — a sneak peek into FoundMyFitness’ members-only podcast: The Aliquot.

The Aliquot Preview Podcast gives you access to one sample Aliquot episode every month. For mash-up episodes, you'll get to listen to 15-20 minutes for free, and for regular Aliquots, you get to listen to the whole thing!


An aliquot is a sample taken from a larger whole, that captures the essence of the entirety. The Aliquots are short, members-only podcasts focused on single topics, curated and remixed from the best of FoundMyFitness.

Some episodes of The Aliquot are edited excerpts, highlights, and informative moments taken from full interviews in the FoundMyFitness podcast (with a little more context from Rhonda!). Other episodes are mash-ups of highlights from my regular Q&As.

If you love this show (you will!) and want more (than one preview per month), consider becoming a FoundMyFitness Premium member to get weekly Aliquots, biweekly Science Digest emails, and monthly Q&As with Rhonda. Learn more at foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor

    Aliquot #26: How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work

    Aliquot #26: How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work

    Traditional vaccines take many years to develop. A recent innovation in vaccine technology involves exploitation of messenger RNA, or mRNA, to facilitate rapid scaling of vaccines and expedite their modification if the virus mutates significantly. The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines capitalize on this technology to induce antibody production against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 
    This Aliquot segment features Dr. Roger Seheult, a quadruple board-certified physician serving on the frontlines of COVID-19 care and co-founder of MedCram. 
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Seheult on YouTube: 
    https://youtu.be/9buMYXT-nrU   
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/roger-seheult

    PREVIEW Aliquot #25: Coffee, caffeine, and sleep

    PREVIEW Aliquot #25: Coffee, caffeine, and sleep

    Coffee consumption is associated with protection from several chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Whereas some of the beneficial effects of coffee may stem from its ability to induce autophagy, other evidence points to the benefits of caffeine, which, when consumed early in the morning – resets the body's internal clocks and provides a mental boost that helps us start the day and may even protect telomeres. But the long half-life of caffeine can reduce sleep quality, fueling a vicious cycle of poor sleep, daytime grogginess, and increased caffeine consumption. 
    This Aliquot segment features Dr. Guido Kroemer, an expert in immunology, cancer biology, aging, and autophagy; Dr. Satchin Panda, an expert in circadian rhythm research; Dr. Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology; Dr. Elissa Epel, an expert in telomere biology; and Dr. Rhonda Patrick (in an interview with Mike Maser). 
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Kroemer on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm626MgpveI
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/guido-kroemer
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Panda on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iywhaz5z0qs&t=0s
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/satchin-round-2
     
    You can hear the original full interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Mike Maser on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTVBhz1kuO0
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/zero-fasting-qa
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Epel on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-b7dqwZL0o
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/elissa-epel
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Walker on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEbtf7uS6P8
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/matthew-walker

    PREVIEW Aliquot #22: Q&A Mashup - Rhonda's personal supplement routine

    PREVIEW Aliquot #22: Q&A Mashup - Rhonda's personal supplement routine

    This is a special mashup episode, featuring a collection of clips on a range of topics related to supplements — including Rhonda’s evolving supplement routine! 
     
    This episode covers many supplement-related topics including:
    Rhonda’s supplement routine while pregnant and breastfeeding Rhonda’s exercise, sleep, food, and supplement routine How Rhonda boosts her immune system during this pandemic Rhonda’s best tips on finding quality supplements Rhonda’s thoughts on sulforaphane supplements and why she takes moringa powder The recommended vitamin C and zinc dosage for preventing the common cold Why Rhonda no longer supplements with nicotinamide riboside.  Rhonda’s supplement routine as of February 2021

    Please note that the information in this episode is based on my own personal experience and is not medical, professional, or licensed advice. If you are thinking about starting or changing your own supplement routine, please make sure you consult your physician or health care provider.

    PREVIEW Aliquot #18: The dual nature of IGF-1: Striking a balance for optimal health

    PREVIEW Aliquot #18: The dual nature of IGF-1: Striking a balance for optimal health

    Insulin-like growth factor-1, or IGF-1 for short, is a protein that plays critical roles in major growth pathways in the human body. It influences nearly every tissue in the body, especially developmental growth, skeletal muscle and neurons. Emerging evidence suggests that IGF-1 also regulates the aging process. Overactivity of IGF-1 has been implicated in aging and age-related diseases, such as cancer. Balancing the beneficial and (sometimes) harmful effects of IGF-1 via exercise and fasting is critical to maintaining health. 
     
    These Aliquot segments feature Dr. Peter Attia, a medical doctor specializing in aging; Dr. Valter Longo, a biochemist and professor of gerontology and biological sciences at USC; and Dr. Rhonda Patrick (in an interview with Mike Maser).
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Attia on YouTube: 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fne3Dq3z0yQ
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/peter-attia
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Longo on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGFWRXEzz8
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/valter-longo-2
     
    You can hear the original full interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Mike Maser on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTVBhz1kuO0
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/zero-fasting-qa

    PREVIEW Aliquot #16: Time-restricted eating for better metabolic health - Part 1 

    PREVIEW Aliquot #16: Time-restricted eating for better metabolic health - Part 1 

    Time-restricted eating, which involves taking in food within a small window of time during the day and fasting for the remainder, can improve certain biomarkers of health – even without weight loss – to improve overall health. In Part I of this two-part segment, Drs. Satchin Panda and Ruth Patterson describe how eating following the body's circadian clock – eating during the day and fasting at night – enables the body to focus on repair rather than on the digestion of food.
     
    These Aliquot segments feature Dr. Satchin Panda, a circadian biology expert at the Salk Institute; and Dr. Ruth Patterson, a cancer researcher at UCSD.
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Panda on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R-eqJDQ2nU&t=1s
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/satchin-panda
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Patterson on YouTube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qlrB84xp5g
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page: 
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/ruth-patterson

    PREVIEW Aliquot #8: Lifestyle interventions for depression and anxiety

    PREVIEW Aliquot #8: Lifestyle interventions for depression and anxiety

    Various ancient practices, including meditation, hot yoga, and sauna, may aid in the treatment of depression. Whether the medical community will embrace these lifestyle interventions remains to be seen. In the meantime, most people with clinical depression are treated with antidepressants. These drugs have their advantages and disadvantages, and while they are helpful for a subset of depressed people, a quarter of patients taking the drugs may get worse. In this clip, Dr. Charles Raison discusses his belief that ancient practices are more likely than modern pharmacology to encourage resilience and stave off depression and describes how antidepressants have their place in treating depression, but they should be used with caution due to some of their inherent side effects.
     
    This Aliquot segment features Dr. Charles Raison, a professor of psychiatry.
     
    You can see the original full interview with Dr. Raison on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DtJGJWjDys
     
    FoundMyFitness episode page:
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/charles-raison

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