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Health Theory is a twice weekly interview show, hosted by Quest Nutrition co-founder, Tom Bilyeu. Each episode offers tactical steps one can take to improve their wellbeing and achieve their goals from the world's top health experts in their field.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 62 Ratings

Health Theory is a twice weekly interview show, hosted by Quest Nutrition co-founder, Tom Bilyeu. Each episode offers tactical steps one can take to improve their wellbeing and achieve their goals from the world's top health experts in their field.

    DO THIS EVERYDAY To Slow Aging Down & Even REVERSE IT! | Ben Greenfield

    DO THIS EVERYDAY To Slow Aging Down & Even REVERSE IT! | Ben Greenfield

    Learn how to build IRONCLAD discipline in this free workshop:
    https://impacttheory.krtra.com/t/fvTIUaysMqCp

    On Today's Episode:

    It’s obvious that what we put into our bodies has a major impact on how we feel, how we perform, and how we live the life we have. While some people choose to live in the moment for pleasure with little regard to consequences, others calculate and carefully consider what they consume, when they do and how they do it.

    Optimizing for physical and mental performances, reducing stress and improving lifespan and memory is worth more than a moment of pleasure, and it may be possible to biohack your way there.

    Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, fitness coach, endurance athlete, and bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Boundless. His experiences and level of intention in biohacking his health is so clearly communicated, he will leave you inspired and impressed.

    Check out his other interviews and conversations with Tom here:

    Bio-hack Your Body, Connect to Your Spiritual Self: https://youtu.be/uHMSuxACy5g
    Optimize Your Body and Brain Right Now: https://youtu.be/M9AV-wrgW9w

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Ben Greenfield
    0:27 | How to Live Forever
    13:40 | The Exercise Sweet Spot
    19:51 | Climb Your Own Everest
    28:48 | A New Style of Parenting
    34:04 | Responsible Micro-dosing
    39:26 | Enhance Your Sex Life
    47:53 | Know Your Purpose in Life

    QUOTES:

    Before you go after the ‘I want to live forever and have my head cryogenically frozen,’ [...] to instead go after this low hanging fruit, you can get outside barefoot…” [5:53]

    “Fast for a couple hours after exercise that also allows the body to have to fight its own battle.” [13:01]

    “More than 60 minutes of intense exercise, [...] you see a law of diminishing returns and increased risk of mortality.” [16:14]

    “I think everyone is born with a unique skill set. One of the best ways to know what your purpose is, what your passion is, is to think about what you enjoyed to do when you were young.” [24:06]

    “There are certain decisions that I think a child should be far more equipped to make young in life so that as they get older they are able to responsibly handle those decisions.” [30:04]

    “I am a Christian and I believe that God actually created a lot of these plants to allow him to be able to speak to us in a very deep and meaningful way when the time comes.” [36:12]

    “Everyone should be able to clearly and succinctly name their purpose in life.” [48:22]

    Follow Ben Greenfield:
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    • 51 min
    The TOP FOODS You Absolutely SHOULD NOT EAT To Live Longer! | Max Lugavere

    The TOP FOODS You Absolutely SHOULD NOT EAT To Live Longer! | Max Lugavere

    As you know, it’s my mission to help teach you how to build the MINDSET and SKILLS that will help you live an extraordinary life - and over the last few months I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to help create a brand-new tool that will help you do that. It’s called Kyzen - and I am proud to announce that I will be bringing it to the world later this year to challenge you to empower yourself and accomplish greater things in life. To learn more, join my Discord at http://impacttheory.com/discord

    Big goals require DISCIPLINE. By it's very nature, discipline requires you to do hard things - and that is a skill you can LEARN. I'm teaching my process to build Ironclad Discipline in a new workshop - you can register at discipline.impacttheory.com!

    On Today's Episode:

    How do we avoid a recipe for disaster when it’s leaving us undernourished and overfed? Max Lugavere, science journalist, NY Times best-selling author and host of the Genius Life Podcast, is joining Tom and running down the role of sugar in obesity and what foods are better to avoid when you want to optimize your body’s nourishment and stop overeating.

    Medical costs due to obesity was near $173 billion in the United States in 2019. Being over weight literally has a higher price tag that reaches far beyond the personal affects and limitations it places on your body and lifestyle.

    By now, we are well aware of how sugar is destroying our health, but is it really every kind of sugar, and what can you do about it to see improvement without feeling shamed and degraded for not being “skinny.” Max also addresses why being skinny and a smaller size doesn’t equate to being healthier and healthy actually looks like.

    “Eat what you need to build” -Tom Bilyeu

    Check out Max Lugavere’s latest book, Genius Kitchen: https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Kitchen-Delicious-Recipes-Strong/dp/006302294X

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 Introduction Max Lugavere
    0:28 | Avoid These Foods
    8:38 | Surprising Impacts of Sugar
    20:03 | Should You Eat Dairy?
    29:34 | The Worst Oils to Consume
    45:34 | Is Mouthwash Bad for You?
    52:48 | Meat Vs. Plants

    QUOTES:

    “There should be no shame attached to obesity. We should be encouraging people to shift their body at any stage to a more healthy state.” [2:25]

    “The reason added sugar plays a role in the obesity epidemic is because we don’t tire of consuming it…” [7:05]

    “I think butter is actually a food worth relegating to the indulgence category, [...] butter is a manmade product, dairy is made by nature.” [22:50]

    “That’s the problem with eating out in general, you can’t always predict how a food is going to make you feel.” [29:25]

    “Approach these oils with great caution because they didn’t exist in the human food supply 200 years ago.” [39:50]

    “Indulge when you choose to because no single meal, single indulgence, is going to sway your health in any direction, positive or negative.” [45:03]

    “People who frequently use mouthwash, what you’re doing is you’re nuking bacteria in your mouth that are required to create and recycle nitric oxide...” [46:13]

    “People who consume more meat, and especially processed meat, they tend to have worst health outcomes but that’s because [...] they tend to be more sedentary, they tend to smoke more. People that are vegan tend to be more health conscious…” [56:11]

    “I’m not saying that everyone should go out and become carnivores, [...] but I think we do need to get back to some sort of semblance of common sense…” [1:00:28]

    “It’s not like plants don’t have a potential downside…” [1:01:42]

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    DO THIS Every Morning To Destroy Laziness & Quickly GET OUT OF A RUT! | Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    DO THIS Every Morning To Destroy Laziness & Quickly GET OUT OF A RUT! | Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    As you know, it’s my mission to help teach you how to build the MINDSET and SKILLS that will help you live an extraordinary life - and over the last few months I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to help create a brand-new tool that will help you do that. It’s called Kyzen - and I am proud to announce that I will be bringing it to the world later this year to challenge you to empower yourself and accomplish greater things in life. To learn more, join my Discord at http://impacttheory.com/discord

    Big goals require DISCIPLINE. By it's very nature, discipline requires you to do hard things - and that is a skill you can LEARN. I'm teaching my process to build Ironclad Discipline in a new workshop - you can register at discipline.impacttheory.com!

    On today's Episode:

    When you are unhappy, you may find yourself constantly seeking approval from others, scared to take risks, and hyper focused on the things you don’t have or lack in life. You may unconsciously have habits that are keeping you from being happy, and after this episode you know what you can do to start living with more happiness and intention.

    Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is a physician that focuses on successfully treating illness with progressive medicine while taking a 360 approach to health. He’s written multiple books on how to feel better, lose weight, better manage stress and live a happy life. In this episode he’s sharing practical things you can do right now to stop living an unhappy life.

    Happiness is a skill we can improve and get better at. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated, and it is super critical to your outlook on life, your relationships, and the state of your overall health. Struggling with health and happiness and not seeing the connection between the two is a mistake we’ve all made for too long.

    Let’s get practical and answer these simple questions and thought exercises today:

    What are 3 things you could do this week that would truly make you happy and content?
    What are 3 things you would wish you have done on your deathbed and regret not doing?
    Think about the values that encompass who you are and write them down.

    Deciding to live with intention and making the conscious decisions you need to make in order to live a better, happier, and healthier life is free, and it’s the most valuable thing you can do right now for you and the people you love.

    Check out Dr. Chatterjee’s latest book, Happy Mind, Happy Life: https://amzn.to/39ytbbu

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction Dr Rangan Chatterjee
    0:23 | Why You’re Not Happy
    7:55 | How To Live In Alignment
    26:35 | Gain Perspective Today
    41:52 | Take Control of Your Life
    48:14 | Will You Regret Your Choices
    55:41 | Create Happy Habits

    QUOTES:

    “A lot of us don’t know who we are anymore. A Lot of us don’t know what life we’re wanting to live. A lot of us are living unintentional lives where we’re essentially asleep.” [4:30]

    “Us not acting in alignment with who we really are is a huge stress on the body.” [9:04]

    “Your dreams won’t make you happy, [...] unless you’re intentional about them.” [11:43]

    “You can be happier than you currently are, [...] I think you can have success and happiness. I don’t think you have to choose between the two.” [24:02]

    “Even if you’re consuming killer, uplifting, inspirational content all the time, even that’s problematic. You have to be able to sit with your own thoughts.” [32:23]

    ‘We’re so disconnected from our bodies and our innermost thoughts, we’re so up here in our head, moving forward, learning new things, consuming more and more and more that actually, we’re not listening to the signals that our body is sending us.”...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The DAILY HACKS To Look Younger, Live Longer & REVERSE YOUR AGE | Dr. David Sinclair

    The DAILY HACKS To Look Younger, Live Longer & REVERSE YOUR AGE | Dr. David Sinclair

    As you know, it’s my mission to help teach you how to build the MINDSET and SKILLS that will help you live an extraordinary life - and over the last few months I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to help create a brand-new tool that will help you do that. It’s called Kyzen - and I am proud to announce that I will be bringing it to the world later this year to challenge you to empower yourself and accomplish greater things in life. To learn more, join my Discord at http://impacttheory.com/discord

    Big goals require DISCIPLINE. By it's very nature, discipline requires you to do hard things - and that is a skill you can LEARN. I'm teaching my process to build Ironclad Discipline in a new workshop - you can register at discipline.impacttheory.com!

    The fountain of youth is a mythical spring that has been the basis of many Hollywood movies and cosmetic marketing campaigns! Our obsession with youth and being young forever has been the source of cosmetic surgery and endless stories of ‘back in my day’.

    David Sinclair is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. As a professor, scientific investigator and co-founder of multiple biotech companies, his knowledge with epigenetics and reverse aging is highly regarded among professional colleagues in the industry. He’s appeared on dozens of podcasts, written books, and hosts his own podcast, Lifespan. As a guest on Health Theory the conversations around reverse aging and biological clocks are more than enlightening.

    Finding the root cause to aging and understanding how diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices impact our aging process puts the power of perspective and knowledge within your control. You don’t have to guess or hope for a mythical spring of magical water that holds the secret of youth. You can make a decision everyday to turn back the clock, slow the aging process, and reset your age.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to David Sinclair
    0:12 | Daily Hacks to Slow Aging
    28:50 | How to Reset Your Age
    58:43 | This Causes Aging
    1:32:23 | How to Understand Aging

    QUOTES:

    “80% of your longevity and health in old age is controllable and only 20% is dictated by your genes, the genome. The rest is your epigenome that responds to how we live [7:36]

    “Our livers are much smarter than our eyes and our mouths…” [24:35]

    “Anything that stresses your body, puts it into a state of shock is good in the long run.” [38:16]

    “When I boiled it down to its essence I realized aging was a loss of information.” [1:01:58]

    “That’s part of the problem with aging, which is genes getting turned on when they should be kept off for decades, and then cells start to get confused.” [1:14:17]

    Follow David Sinclair:
    Website: https://sinclair.hms.harvard.edu/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/davidsinclairpodcast
    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifespan
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidsinclairphd/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidasinclair
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidsinclairphd

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Avoid These DAILY RISK FACTORS To Prevent BRAIN INFLAMMATION! | Datis Kharazian

    Avoid These DAILY RISK FACTORS To Prevent BRAIN INFLAMMATION! | Datis Kharazian

    Permeable blood brain barrier and gut barrier connected to inflammation and autoimmunity diseases is enough to make anyone’s head spin.

    Dealing with these health conditions can be frightening and endless. Your body’s reaction to proteins and your immune response can be highly frustrating when you’re being instructed to follow “protocols” and standards of treatment.

    If you or someone you love has felt betrayed living a standard healthy lifestyle only to fall prey to gut issues, autoimmune disease and declining cognition, you’re not alone.

    Dr. Datis Kharrazian is a world-renowned functional medicine health care provider. He specializes in managing chronic diseases, autoimmunity and neurological problems. He treats his patients with non-pharmaceuticals, and is in extremely high demand from patients and other healthcare professionals wanting to learn his clinical models.

    In this episode, Dr. Kharrazian is addressing the flaw with medical treatments that over standardize what people are experiencing and the causes. He’s explaining why giving blanket treatments and protocols can cause patients far worse health conditions than where they started.

    Check out Dr. Kharrazian’s book, Why Isn’t My Brain Working: https://amzn.to/3wvDplt

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Datis Kharrazian
    0:37 | Do You Have Leaky Brain?
    4:15 | The Problem with Gluten
    16:48 | How Autoimmune Disease Happens
    25:37 | Avoid These Foods
    32:22 | Prevent Brain Disease
    39:57 | Do This To Stay Healthy
    51:10 | Push Neurological Limits


    QUOTES:

    “The same inflammatory oxidative stress mechanisms that break down the gut barrier can also break down the blood brain barrier.” [2:20]

    “We’re all at risk for developing autoimmune disease, and the rates of autoimmune disease now exceed cancer and cardiovascular disease combined.” [20:33]

    “The more diverse your gut bacteria microbiome is, the more immune regulation you have, the greater tolerance you have, and things like exercise improves gut microbiome diversity.” [32:00]

    “I do not have a protocol. I think protocols are inefficient.” [42:09]

    “Stress when it’s controlled and it’s past a person’s abilities, can be devastating to the brain.” [46:35]

    “Whatever you can’t do, you do! That’s a simple concept of neurological rehab.” [52:24]

    “The brain needs stimulation, the brain needs glucose, the brain needs oxygen, that’s what it has to have to thrive.” [57:10]


    Follow Datis Kharazian:
    Website: https://drknews.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgTTDpIy3DrhmKiP22BOEyQ
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkharrazian
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/datiskharrazian/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/datiskharrazianpage/
    Podcast: https://drknews.com/podcasts/

    • 56 min
    DO THIS Every Day To Melt The FAT AWAY & BUILD MUSCLE | Sal Di Stefano

    DO THIS Every Day To Melt The FAT AWAY & BUILD MUSCLE | Sal Di Stefano

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    So how many Instagram posts and YouTube videos have influenced your vision of fitness, overall health, and proper diet? How many have you tried that left you frustrated and pissed off? Probably too many to count or recall. We’re bombarded with misinformation about fitness, exercise, and diet at nauseum. It’s not getting you or anyone closer to the results you really desire, and it almost makes the results you want a bit unclear and confusing.

    Sal DiStefano is no newcomer to the fitness scene. By the age of 19 he was already general manager at a local gym. Unfortunately for him, but lucky for you and all of his clients since, he had a health scare of his own from an autoimmune disorder which resulted in him losing 15 pounds of muscle! Sal refocused and started learning more about gut health, hormone health and how to prioritize health over appearance.

    His book, The Resistance Training Revolution, breaks down fitness misconceptions that social media and bad diet fads are flooding you with. In this episode, break through the idea of relying on cardio to burn those extra calories and start realizing the amazing benefits strength training offers your body. Stop training just to lose weight fast and look good, and make the mindset shift to start approaching diet and exercise for the right reasons, so it becomes lifelong and sustainable.

    Check out Sal DiStefano’s book, The Resistance Training Revolution: https://amzn.to/3OvyaJC

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:00 | Introduction to Sal DiStefano
    0:43 | How to Burn Belly Fat
    6:36 | Train Your Body to Burn More Calories
    13:06 | Benefits of Strength Training
    21:54 | The Problem with Running
    28:48 | Find the Right Exercise for Your
    43:24 | Watch Your Hormones
    52:33 | How to Eat Intuitively

    QUOTES:

    “The average person has been told to value exercise, mainly by its calorie burn, and that's so wrong because the amount of calories you burn while you exercise is actually the least important thing.” [3:54]

    “Strength training is the most consistent way to raise testosterone, [...] in men” [14:30]

    “Strength training has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to stop or halt the progression of the beta amyloid plaques that are so associated with Alzheimer's” [15:31]

    “Because we can't just pop the exercise pill, people leave the most obvious solution on the table.” [17:09]

    “When it comes to improving all health metrics, mental, psychological, and physical, as you follow along, as you continue the process, it gets better and better. There's no medication that does that at all.” [18:46]

    “Don't go to the gym and workout, go to the gym and practice these exercises and try to get good at these exercises.” [24:33]

    “If we judge exercise by the people that perform it at the highest level, we're also looking at people who genetically were born to also perform at very high levels.” [25:52]

    “The extreme bodies are not healthy. Those are extreme performers, like a top NBA player or football player or athlete is not optimally healthy. They're just incredible at performance.” [29:00]

    “Good, full range of motion, appropriate and balanced strength is what prevents pain. It's what makes your joints move optimally…” [32:26]

    “Properly, applying strength training, and appropriate strength training, makes you bulletproof to pain you move better…” [33:06]

    “Moving the body and train the muscles In a way that is appropriately strenuous in different planes of motion, it trains the brain and keeps your brain's ability to do those types of things, youthful and effective.” [41:05]

    “Most people in modern societies have never...

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

EricWitmer ,

Tom is the man.

Long time fan of Tom. His content never disappoints. Highly recommend.

Kidcuddi1445 ,

Questionable content

Tom used to post a lot of content that inspires me, but as I my education progressed I got concerned about the health claims of his guests. Hacks like Ben Greenfield and Shawn Stevenson push pseudoscience and conspiracy while casting doubt on practices with more evidence and benefit. Disappointing lack of vetting

U4Ric ,

Amazing show!

Massively awesome info to change your life from mediocre to excellent! One suggestion… your language is getting increasingly worse. The F bombs and MF bombs are getting distracting. Makes it harder to share with family and friends that are sensitive to bad language and it really does take away from the intellectual prowess that you have. Words matter. Otherwise, I love your show!!

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