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High Intensity Health features breakthrough health tips and hacks from respected authorities in the Fitness, Nutrition and Functional Medicine fields. Our expert guests have shared insider information that has helped thousands of Moms, Dads, Executives, Health Care Professionals and High-Performing Athletes optimize their metabolism, belly fat, gut bacteria, immune system,both physical and mental performance and overall health. No matter where you sit on the health and nutrition spectrum, you’ll benefit from our cutting-edge discussions, 2-days per week.

High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS Author Mike Mutzel interviews Jeff Bland, Datis Kharrazian, Ben Greenfield, Abel James, Dave Asprey, Ben Lynch, Jade Teta and Corey chuler

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High Intensity Health features breakthrough health tips and hacks from respected authorities in the Fitness, Nutrition and Functional Medicine fields. Our expert guests have shared insider information that has helped thousands of Moms, Dads, Executives, Health Care Professionals and High-Performing Athletes optimize their metabolism, belly fat, gut bacteria, immune system,both physical and mental performance and overall health. No matter where you sit on the health and nutrition spectrum, you’ll benefit from our cutting-edge discussions, 2-days per week.

    Side Effects of Going Vegan Explained: Health Consequences from Avoiding Wholesome Animal Foods

    Side Effects of Going Vegan Explained: Health Consequences from Avoiding Wholesome Animal Foods

    Removing all animal foods from your diet usually causes unfavorable health consequences, studies suggest. Let's discuss ways to avoid the micronutrient deficiencies that my be present on a plant-based diet.
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    01:28 Deficiencies from these diets cause hair loss (for women too), hormonal changes, skin issues, hypothyroidism, sarcopenia (muscle loss) osteoporosis, and bone fractures.
    06:45 Professional medical organizations are promoting vegan and plant-based diets, despite evidence to the contrary.
    09:33 There are 5x more former vegans or vegetarians than current ones.
    10:00 Plant-based diets do not signify a reduction in all-cause mortality.
    11:20 Linked with anxiety, neurologic dysfunction, cognitive impairment, Musculo-skeletal, and immunological issues.
    12:00 Supplement with B12, zinc, omega 3 fats, selenium, iodine, and protein.
    12:15 Depressive disorders are significantly more common in vegans and vegetarians.
    13:30 Eating disorder occurrences are higher in vegans and vegetarians.
    16:20 Humans are omnivores.
    18:10 Vegans/vegetarians may be more health conscious, which overestimates the health benefits of the diet when compared to other diets.
    19:20 Nose to tail eating.
    22:25 Supplementing with collagen, organic bone meal, omega 3 fats, and glycosaminoglycan chondroitin may be helpful.
    22:50 Processed, overcooked, or burned meat is harmful.
    23:20 Fermented foods are more digestible.
    25:30 The scientists promote a plant forward omnivorous diet.
     

    • 27 min
    Low Zinc, Low Testosterone: Science You Should Know

    Low Zinc, Low Testosterone: Science You Should Know

    Zinc is an essential mineral involved in over 200 enzymatic reactions. Science shows it may help support hormonal health in men.
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    00:30 Zinc supplementation can increase Testosterone levels.
    01:55 Zinc is an essential nutrient that plays many roles.
    02:10 Testosterone is an androgen that plays many roles.
    02:35 Zinc deficiency leads to structural changes within testicles and impairs testosterone synthesis.
    04:00 The conversion of testosterone to its active form requires 5 alpha reductase, which is dependent upon zinc.
    04:30 Zinc deficiency may lead to decreased male hormone receptor activity.
    05:30 Mike recommends zinc bisglycinate chelate bound to glycine.
    07:30 Zinc is lost in sweat and ejaculate.
    09:30 Consider your zinc-copper ratio.
    09:58 Low testosterone increases risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, cerebral vascular disease, insulin resistance, and increased belly fat.
     

    • 10 min
    Win the War on Fat Loss & Muscle Building w/ Charles Poliquin

    Win the War on Fat Loss & Muscle Building w/ Charles Poliquin

    Charles Poliquin shares key insights from his four decades of experience training elite athletes and Olympians. 
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    Show Notes

    0:00 Intro
    4:19 To win the war on fat, you need to win the insulin war.
    5:43 Athletes’ Alzheimer’s propensity
    6:19 Profound benefits of strength training
    7:39 You don’t need carbs. 
    8:41 Risk/benefit of peptides like SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator)
    10:12 The beneficial hormonal influence of doing squats
    11:30 DHEA Sulfate, the mother of all androgens
    13:50 DHEA for women
    15:37 The best anabolic agent is sleep.
    17:03 Screen time affects androgens, sleep, weight gain, fitness, and information retention.
    21:50 Carbohydrates are not for everyone.
    26:20 Managing stress hormones with carbohydrates 
    26:40 Meat, wild and domestic, sources of protein
    29:06 Meal timing and frequency
    31:13 Athletic performance with intermittent fasting and protein/fat consumption 
    35:39 Regular blood work is a lie detector.
    39:18 Leucine and branch chain amino acids for hypertrophy
    42:08 Fish oil for weight loss
    44:26 GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid), the healthy Omega 6
    45:05 Periodization for burning fat and building muscle
    51:23 Mindset and quality over quantity
    59:55 Charles’ morning routine
    01:04:04 Charles’ favorite nutrients/foods are brain-ready carnitine, curcumin and water buffalo.
    01:05:54 Charles’ elevator pitch would be to ban soda and look to the Finns for education reform.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Metabolic Health Testing Beyond LDL-Cholesterol: Remnant Lipids Explained

    Metabolic Health Testing Beyond LDL-Cholesterol: Remnant Lipids Explained

    Remnant lipoproteins are being recognized as a better proxy for metabolic health.  
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    00:00 Remnant cholesterol is an atherogenic lipid.
    01:10 Remnant cholesterol is linked with metabolic dysfunction.
    02:10 Remnant cholesterol is a good assessment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and atherosclerosis diseases. 
    02:27 Total cholesterol – HDL – LDL = Remnant Cholesterol.
    07:45 Remnant cholesterol levels, with high accuracy, identify metabolic syndrome.
    08:50 Remnant cholesterol is a measure of the triglyceride enriched atherogenic lipoprotein. 
    10:00 Industrialized seed oils increase the propensity of your atherogenic lipoproteins to become oxidized.
    10:50 Women have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome related to remnant cholesterol.
    11:50 Older women have significantly higher bodyfat percentage, worse lipid profiles, and worse lipid metabolism then men and younger women.
    13:30 Skeletal muscle is important to metabolic health.
    14:40 Menopausal bioidentical HRT reduces the risk of a number of diseases.

    • 17 min
    Early Menopause: Ovarian Failure in Young Women Explained

    Early Menopause: Ovarian Failure in Young Women Explained

    Record numbers of young women are experiencing early menopause, also known as Premature Ovarian Failure, in their 20s and 30s. Here's the science and details you should know.

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    00:00 Young women in their 20s and teen girls are going through menopause, premature ovarian insufficiency.
    00:37 Nearly 11% of women in North America go through POI.
    01:45 POI is a symptom of endocrine disrupting chemical exposure, poor metabolic health, and malnutrition.
    03:45 Long-term health issues are caused by low estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
    04:50 Early symptoms
    05:30 Indicators: elevated FSH, between 25 IU and 40 IU, and low AMH, below 3.5 picomoles/liter.
    06:24 Exposure to certain environmental chemicals compromise reproductive health in women.
    10:35 POI is ovarian failure, not early menopause.

    • 11 min
    Top Causes of Death in 2022: Time to Focus on Wellness

    Top Causes of Death in 2022: Time to Focus on Wellness

    Heart disease and cancer have long held the top two causes of death, 2022, 2021 and 2020 were no different, new data suggests. According to the CDC’s recently released 2022 figures, these two health conditions claimed a combined 7 times more lives than COVID-19 in 2022. 
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    References:

    Ahmad, F. B., Cisewski, J. A. & Anderson, R. N. Provisional Mortality Data — United States, 2021. Morbidity Mortal Wkly Rep 71, 597–600 (2022).

    • 12 min

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