Join Matt Maruca and Dr. Dylan Petkus as they chat about the key drivers to maximizing your body’s energy production! First, they explain that you should begin by assessing your mitochondria and optimizing your body through The Light Diet protocols. Much of what they discuss today is based on their understanding of mitochondrial functioning in relation to Dr. Wallaces’ findings. In this episode you’ll learn about entropy, the short and long term effects of mitochondrial damage, NAD+ in mitochondrial functioning and so much more! Stick around to learn info about fighting fatigue by enhancing your body's mitochondrial performance.
“The mitochondria is the central hub of when things go wrong in terms of someone's health overall because it is the big place in the cell where information and energy are flowing.” - Dr. Dylan Petkus
About Dr. Dylan Petkus:
Dr. Dylan Petkus, MD, MPH, MS holds a Master’s in Public Health, a Master’s in Exercise Physiology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Doctor of Medicine, and has published peer-reviewed papers. He is known for being able to simplify the complex science of fatigue into a clear step-by-step process. Dr. Dylan and his fiance, Molly McKinney, MD, MPH, coach those who suffer from fatigue and are ready to transform their lives by living to their fullest potential.
[00:41] How Dr. Dylan found his way into health and wellness. [05:15] Understanding the relation between our modern lifestyle and chronic diseases. [11:34] “The Vital Question” by Nick Lane, Entropy, and more! [23:52] All about OAM: Orbital Angular Momentum. [28:03] How is Dr. Dylan able to use his laptop outdoors for soooo long?? [30:15] More about OAM and natural vs. artificial light. [36:30] The mitochondria as the “central hub” of the immune system! [45:53] CO2 levels during Wim Hof’s “Breath of Fire” & other types of breathing. [53:01] Mitochondrial functioning: what improves or hinders it? [01:05:19] Why some day to day activities are negatively affecting your mitochondria. [01:12:30] What’s the average lifecycle of a human cell and how often do they turn over? [01:17:07] Heteroplasmy: short and long term effects of mitochondrial damage. [01:21:01] Why would someone have chronic carbohydrate cravings? [01:24:10] The blueprint and the wiring diagrams. [01:30:40] The long term ramifications of cell death and cell turnover. [01:38:29] A few of the top 5 key functions in energy production. [01:40:40] NAD+ in mitochondrial functioning. [01:46:55] Deuterium aka heavy hydrogen. [01:50:04] NAD+, NADH, the krebs cycle and redox. [01:57:20] Defining pseudohypoxia. [02:02:48] What would make the krebs cycle function poorly? [02:06:45] A short tangent about the conversion of serotonin to melatonin. [02:06:45] NAD+ drips and your circadian rhythm!
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The Vital Question by Nick Lane Check out this episode on The Light Diet YouTube
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