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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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    • 4.7 • 19 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.

    Eat These Ingredients to Slow The Aging Process | Naomi Whittel on Health Theory

    Eat These Ingredients to Slow The Aging Process | Naomi Whittel on Health Theory

    This week’s guest on Health Theory is Naomi Whittel. Naomi is the New York Times bestselling author of Glow 15, a Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin and Invigorate Your Life. In this episode she talks about the foundations of youth, the natural tendencies of the body, and mindset.
     
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    SHOW NOTES
    The foundations of youth [01:40]
    Why you should be eating as many herbs as possible [06:40] Why polyphenols are important and where you can find them [09:15]
    How to kick off autophagy without fasting [10:58]
    The best foods for glowing skin [15:37]
    How Naomi got into keto [17:13]
    Why exercise is an unnatural process [20:54]
    How to tell if a workout is working for you [23:55]
    How health plays into mindset [25:24]
    Why intermittent fasting is a great health tool [28:33]
    The reason food timing makes a difference [31:07]
    How protein cycling helps stimulate autophagy [34:39]
    What to do to get glowing skin [36:53]
    Naomi’s daily skin routine [40:47]
    Is caffeine bad for the skin? [42:33]
    The one thing you need to work out to feel more youthful [43:10]




     
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    • 46 min
    Dr. Frank Lipman Shares Key Things to Live and Age Properly | Health Theory

    Dr. Frank Lipman Shares Key Things to Live and Age Properly | Health Theory

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    Are you seeking revolutionary health advice that goes beyond the one-size-fits-all approach of western medicine? Do you want to age well while achieving a well-rounded and balanced level of health? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by New York Times best-selling author and pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine Dr. Frank Lipman to discuss such matters and more as they explore how western medicine is missing out on revolutionary health practices and what you can do to expand your understanding of your health so that you may age properly. They discuss the pitfalls of western medicine, his journey to discovering new health practices, why you must focus on preserving your body as you age, the biomarkers to pay attention to, how to achieve a healthy gut, why health goes beyond the physical, the key things to do to live and age properly, and much more.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Growing Up | Dr. Lipman shares his youth and his journey to questioning everything. [0:20]
    Brainwashed | Dr. Lipman reveals why the western medicine system is a cult. [2:57]
    Opening Up | Dr. Lipman reveals his journey to exposing himself to new ways of healing. [4:30]
    New Rules | Dr. Lipman reveals his journey to developing the new rules on aging. [9:04]
    Growth | Dr. Lipman reveals why as you age it becomes about preserving your body. [15:27]
    Diets | Dr. Lipman reveals why vegan and high-carb diets have certain risks. [18:20]
    Humanity & Health | Dr. Lipman reveals why your purpose and the way you live matters. [23:28]
    Biomarkers | Dr. Lipman reveals the key things you should be paying attention to. [26:08]
    Microbiome | Dr. Lipman reveals how we can listen to and learn from our guts. [27:42]
    Balance | Dr. Lipman reveals what you need to achieve a healthy, balanced gut. [30:10]
    CBD | Dr. Lipman reveals the efficacy and power of mushrooms and CBD. [34:20]
    Opening Your Mind | Dr. Lipman reveals how CBD is more important than ever. [37:47]
    Do This | Dr. Lipman reveals the key things you should be doing to age well. [40:21]
    Connect | Dr. Lipman reveals where you can continue to follow him to learn more. [44:12]
     
    QUOTES:
    “Western medicine is fantastic if you’re acutely ill or you break a bone. I’m not knocking western medicine, but to take that model and use and extrapolate that model for all our problems in the culture today is, you know, we end up with a very limited way of treating people…” [4:01]
     
    “…it’s more about preserving and maintaining as we get older rather than growing stronger and stronger…” [17:20]
     
    “Ordinary things we do on a daily basis that have an extraordinary effect on our health.” [42:06]
     
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    • 54 min
    How This Clinical Nutritionist Changes Lives with Hunger | Mike Mutzel on Health Theory

    How This Clinical Nutritionist Changes Lives with Hunger | Mike Mutzel on Health Theory

    High Intensity Health’s Mike Mutzel is on the forefront of functional medicine. His top-rated podcasts have helped thousands of people with fitness, nutrition and general health advice. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mike Mutzel delves deeply into questions about fasting, microbiome diversity, the keto diet and the carnivore diet. And on top of all that, he connects the dots between healthy eating and a positive mindset, and shows how to maximize both longevity and feeling good.
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Mike describes his specific fasting protocols and why he uses them [1:04]
    Mike talks about his reaction to finding he had elevated alpha fetoprotein [6:28]
    Mike explains how getting arrested for drugs was the best thing that happened to him [10:57]
    Mike and Tom discuss how to apply the lessons from physical fitness to mental fitness [13:25]
    Mike discusses how different methods of fasting or ketones use promotes mental clarity [15:50]
    Mike explains how fasting affects stress responses [18:37]
    Mike and Tom discuss the pros and cons of a ketogenic diet [21:40]
    Mike shares his goals for his diet, and why he doesn’t always use the same diet [26:38]
    Mike looks at the benefits of microbiome diversity relative to genetics and environment [28:33]
    Mike talks about the carnivore diet [32:27]
    Mike and Tom discuss diet and longevity [38:25]
    Tom asks Mike if there’s any cutting edge health theories he is interested in [39:53]
    Mike explains cellular switches that guide autophagy [42:18]
    Mike advocates eliminating processed food and eating at the same time each day [44:04]
    Mike talks about food, relationships, social settings, and sleep [45:50]
    Mike describes the limits of fasting [48:17]
    What one change can people make to benefit their health? [51:00]
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    • 51 min
    This “Bodybuilding Yogi” Explains Why Mindset Trumps All | Ben Pakulski on Health Theory

    This “Bodybuilding Yogi” Explains Why Mindset Trumps All | Ben Pakulski on Health Theory

    Ben Pakulski, the “body-building Yogi”, has accomplished plenty in his storied fitness career. But he eventually realized that all the external accomplishments did not result in fulfillment. Now he is even more dedicated to fitness than he ever was before, with a deeper commitment that connects body, mind and soul. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, listen as Ben Pakulski explains why you need to do exactly that which you believe you cannot do.
     
     
    SHOW NOTES
    Ben explains why he is a “body-building Yogi” [1:18]
    Why does Ben say “we are all Love?”  [5:28]
    Ben defines integrity  [7:07]
    Ben laments the fitness industry;s extreme ego-centrism  [8:46]
    Ben explains the importance of training, sleep and stress-reduction  [12:15]
    Ben describes how stress affects eating, digestion, sleep and fitness  [14:58]
    If you really want to succeed it’s going to take way more than you think  [20:34]
    Ben talks about creating the person he wants to be  [23:54]
    Ben explains how he embodies the person he has to become in each situation  [26:07]
    Ben explains how he deals with self-doubt  [28:40]
    If there’s something hard in your life, it’s because you need to grow  [30:15]
    Ben and Tom discuss death  [31:33]
    What is the champion’s mindset?  [33:02]
    Ben advocates solitude and directly facing your pain to find your passion  [35:02]
    You have to choose either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret  [36:09]
    Ben shares his family story, and that he never let his history hold him back  [38:32]
    Ben explains how to use small victories to build fitness habits  [40:04]
    Ben recommends a basic dietary regimen  [43:19]
    Ben discusses seasonal changes to diet  [45:20]
    Ben explains why he avoids chicken and turkey and prefers wild meats  [46:52]
    Ben talks about why he doesn’t usually tell people to count calories  [47:44]
    Ben describes work-outs that burn fat better than cardio does  [48:47]
    Where to find Ben online  [50:00]
    Ben describes the one change he’d most like to see people make  [51:07]
     
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    • 52 min
    This Harvard Professor Explains the Secret to Aging in Reverse | David Sinclair on Health Theory

    This Harvard Professor Explains the Secret to Aging in Reverse | David Sinclair on Health Theory

    Harvard professor David Sinclair believes that not only can we slow aging down, we can actually reverse it. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, David Sinclair explains the three levels of aging, and what can be done on each level. He describes the lifestyle changes that slow aging down, the drug treatments that begin to stop aging, and experimental new procedures that may actually reverse aging once they are fully developed.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    David explains the information theory of aging [0:59]
    David explains the difference between genes and the epigenome [2:17]
    David describes the way that cell stress causes aging [5:20]
    David explains what proteins are and how they work [6:40]
    David recommends lifestyle changes to slow down or reverse aging [9:14]
    David recommends stressing the system by consistent fasting [10:52]
    David explains why we don’t live as long as whales [15:01]
    David describes resetting the biological clock [16:16]
    David explains how to tell when someone is going to die [18:47]
    David explains why people are taking metformin [20:03]
    David shares his regimen of exercise and metformin [24:18]
    David advocates cold exposure [25:28]
    David explains work he’s done to try to reset the aging clock [29:01]
    David explains why you don’t want to turn the cellular clock back too far [31:37]
    David describes the actual process of reversing aging in masses of cells [33:20]
    David talks about some results with mice that appear to reverse aging [36:40]
    David shares his father’s story of metformin and NMN use [38:10]
    David explains the effects of resveratrol [39:07]
    David describes the kinds of testing he advocates [43:13]
    David shares the impact he wants to have on the world [45:44]
     
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    • 46 min
    "Father of Biohacking" Dave Asprey on Fasting to Lose Weight and Gain Mental Clarity | Health Theory

    "Father of Biohacking" Dave Asprey on Fasting to Lose Weight and Gain Mental Clarity | Health Theory

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    Are you currently fasting or are considering starting one? Do you struggle to know where to begin or perhaps you’ve started and just aren’t seeing the benefits you had wished for? On this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by two time New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey, the "Father of Biohacking" and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360, to discuss such matters and more as they explore the hidden benefits of fasting, what to avoid when starting out a fast, and how to apply ‘fasting’ to every area of your life. They discuss the many different types of fasting, the pitfalls of hardcore fasting, what defines a fast, the healing power of fiber on your gut, how to eat and still be in a fast, what the true benefits beyond weight loss are of fasting, how to lower inflammation in the body, spiritual fasting, how you can begin fasting in an easy, yet effective, way and so much more.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Variety | Dave reveals the many different way to approach fasting. [0     :55]
    Problematic | Dave reveals why it’s not a good idea to do a hardcore fast. [3:05]
    What is Fasting? | Dave reveals the many diverse ways to be fasting. [4:57]
    Parameters | Dave reveals the strict parameters that defines a fast. [6:57]
    Gut Healing | Dave reveals the healing power of fiber on your gut. [7:53]
    Autophagy | Dave reveals what you can keep in your diet and still stay in autophagy. [9:35]
    Mimicking | Dave reveals how to get the benefits of fasting while still eating. [10:03]
    Why It’s Important | Dave reveals the real true benefit of fasting. [14:08 ]
    Inflammation | Dave reveals why fasting lowers inflammation in the body. [16:15 ]
    Diseases | Dave reveals the common thread between metabolic diseases. [17:35]
    Styles of Fasting | Dave reveals the main concerns with different types of fasts. [20:23]
    Window of Eating | Dave reveals the ideal fasting split. [22:01 ]
    Metabolic Flexibility | Dave reveals how to put your body in a state that creates ketones. [25:30]
    Get Started | Dave reveals the key points to kickstart a habit of fasting. [28:12]
    What’s Key | Dave reveals the key inner voices that move and influence all life. [33:12]
    Spiritual Fasting | Dave reveals the amazing benefits of doing a spiritual fast. [36:23]
    Deep Work | Dave reveals what he experienced during his spiritual fast in a cave. [37:46 ]
    Try It | Dave reveals the one thing to know to persuade you to start practicing fasting. [42:49]
    Hunger | Dave shares the key difference between hunger and just cravings. [44:30]
    Connect | Dave shares how to stay connected with him to learn more and start fasting. [45:21]
     
    QUOTES:
     
    “You don’t have to experience pain and hunger to get the benefits of fasting and to go into fasting.” [5:04]
     
    “Fasting the same way everyday is bad for you. Because it doesn’t lend your body the idea of metabolic flexibility. It’s like, “Oh, I live in a world where there’s almost never enough food.” So have breakfast every now and then…” [24:08]
     
    “When most people hear fasting, all they hear is, “I’ll starve therefore, I’ll die,” and then they blank out to it. No, this is about more energy and it’s about more clarity and less time wasted.” [41:53]
     
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    • 53 min

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Health Journey

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Misleading episode title

The January 2021 episode about ageing with Dr David Sinclair is in fact all about Covid. I don’t like being deceived into listening to more about Covid. I don’t know if it was intentional or by mistake.

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