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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.

    Heart Surgeon: Spike in Heart Deaths, Tips to Reverse Arterial Plaque

    Heart Surgeon: Spike in Heart Deaths, Tips to Reverse Arterial Plaque

    Heart Surgeon and best selling author Dr. Phil Ovadia discusses the foods and lifestyle factors driving a new wave of early-onset heart disease.
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    Show Notes:

    0:00 Intro
    1:30 Up to 95% of people with cardiac disease are insulin resistant.
    4:45 Processed foods and high carbs are the two primary drivers of metabolic disease, the
    primary driver of heart disease.
    6:53 Insulin resistance damages blood vessels.
    11:18 Exercise is indirectly helpful in preventing atherosclerosis.
    13:10 The better you can maintain muscle as you age, the better you can deal with the aging
    process.
    14:30 It is possible to reverse atherosclerosis.
    16:30 Tests: coronary artery calcium scan (CAC) and coronary CT angiogram (CCTA).
    18:30 People in their 30s and 40s now end up on the cardiac operating table.
    20:30 High LDL may not be dangerous in a person who is metabolically healthy.
    21:00 The quality of your LDL particles is important.
    22:54 90% of adults are metabolically unhealthy, so their high LDL is likely dangerous.
    24:05 Statin use for over 10 years increases your risk of developing insulin resistance and
    type 2 diabetes, primary drivers of heart disease.
    26:30 Inflammation is an important part of the development of heart disease.
    27:40 High blood pressure root cause is insulin resistance/metabolic disease.
    31:41 Ferritin testing measures total body iron stores. It is also an inflammation marker.
    35:50 Linoleic acid LDL oxidation hypothesis
    37:30 Plant-based diets
    40:25 Lowering your intake of omega 6 improves your omega 3 index.
    41:10 Low vitamin D
    42:00 Sun exposure has been misunderstood.
    44:10 Triglycerides is a higher risk than LDL.
    48:30 Bioidentical hormones are superior to synthetic.
    50:03 Low testosterone is a risk factor for heart disease.
    53:10 Heart surgery does not fix the underlying problem.
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Big Sugar Paid Harvard Experts to Distort Science, Blame Fat and Cholesterol

    Big Sugar Paid Harvard Experts to Distort Science, Blame Fat and Cholesterol

    Recent revelations have shed light on a disturbing chapter in the history of nutrition science: the collusion between the sugar industry and Harvard scientists to vilify fat and deflect attention from the true culprit—sugar. Here's the details...
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    • 14 min
    Debunking The Fiber Myth: Constipation, Bloating + More

    Debunking The Fiber Myth: Constipation, Bloating + More

    A new concept has suggested that a high fiber diet is an aggravator of constipation and other colorectal disorders, including diverticulosis. It has been reported that reducing fiber from one’s diet can alleviate constipation, bloating and associated symptoms.
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    Research Cited:
    Ho, K.-S. et al Stopping or reducing dietary fiber intake reduces constipation and its associated symptoms. World J. Gastroenterol. 18, 4593–4596 (2012).
    Show Notes:

    00:50 Reducing fiber in your diet may improve constipation, bowel movements, and bloating.
    01:25 Fiber is an intestinal traffic jam.
    02:00 Daily bowel movements occurred for most zero fiber study participants.
    03:30 Consider reducing fiber if you have digestive issues.
    09:26 Returning to high fiber diets brought a return of digestive symptoms.
    11:40 Bloating was present in 0% of zero fiber group and 100% in the high fiber group.
    12:20 Fiber aggravates constipation, pain, bloating, and gas.
     

    • 17 min
    Foods That Age You Faster: These Eating Patterns Accelerate Aging

    Foods That Age You Faster: These Eating Patterns Accelerate Aging

    A recent study has unveiled compelling insights into the correlation between eating patterns and accelerated biological aging in women. These findings suggest a noteworthy connection between unhealthy eating patterns and an accelerated pace of biological aging.
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    Research Cited:
    Reynolds, L. M. et al. Diet Quality and Epigenetic Aging in the Women’s Health Initiative. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. (2024) doi:10.1016/j.jand.2024.01.002.
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 High quality diets are linked to a slower pace of biologic aging.
    01:00 Dunedin Pace of Aging Methylation Profile
    01:50 Nine hallmarks of aging reflect physiologic dysfunction.
    02:20 Poor quality diets enriched in processed foods are linked with faster aging.
    03:56 Sauna therapy is an exercise memetic, mimicking what exercise does.
    04:30 You can slow aging by taking Metformin and DHEA.
    05:00 Positive thoughts of aging is associated with a slower pace of biologic aging.
    06:00 Foods not found in nature are problematic for your health.
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    • 8 min
    Lower Cholesterol, Higher Odds of Death New Studies Find

    Lower Cholesterol, Higher Odds of Death New Studies Find

    While high levels of cholesterol are often associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, the paradox arises when studies reveal unexpected relationships between low cholesterol levels and certain health issues.
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    References: 
    Wang, S.-S. et al. Cholesterol paradox in the community-living old adults: is higher better? J. Geriatr. Cardiol. 20, 837–844 (2023).
     
    Murata, S. et al. Blood biomarker profiles and exceptional longevity: comparison of centenarians and non-centenarians in a 35-year follow-up of the Swedish AMORIS cohort. GeroScience 1–10 (2023) doi:10.1007/s11357-023-00936-w.

    Time Stamps:
    00:00 High cholesterol, as you age, is protective.
    01:10 Higher HDL and higher total cholesterol is associated with greater longevity and reduction in death from cardiovascular disease.
    02:00 Middle aged men have a risk from high LDL and high total cholesterol.
    02:25 Low Cholesterol is associated with mortality from stroke, heart disease and cancer.
    05:40 Your LDL goes up as you become more metabolically healthy.
    05:50 Triglycerides enrich cholesterol particles in the insulin resistant
    06:15 Test your ApoB to A1 ratio. HDL and triglycerides should be close to 1:1.
    07:00 Low cholesterol is a risk factor for poor prognosis for cancer.

    • 11 min
    Canola Oil is Repurposed Motor Oil NOT a Food for Humans

    Canola Oil is Repurposed Motor Oil NOT a Food for Humans

    Let's discuss the history of canola oil and how this repurposed motor oil became a staple in our food supply. 
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    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Canola is repurposed motor oil.
    00:33 Linoleic acid in canola likely increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis.
    00:50 Canola contains high amounts of toxic fatty acid, erucic acid.
    01:20 Canola is derived from rapeseed.
    04:30 Consume fruit oils, not oils from seeds.
    05:10 Linoleic acid prevents conversion of alpha linolenic acid into omega 3 fats EPA and DHA.
    06:00 High in linoleic acid: sunflower oil, corn oil, soy oil, cotton seed oil, canola.
    07:50 Omega 6 vegetable oils likely causes atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
    08:30 Reducing linoleic laden seed oils in your diet may help prevent LDL oxidation.

    • 11 min

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Episode on Feb 15 is the best!

Connects all the dots! Thanks Mike!

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I genuinely found some of his takes interesting. Until this most recent episode regarding Philip ovadia. A cardio thoracic surgeon doesn’t have the same training as a cardiologist. His takes on saturated fat and cholesterol as well as Mikes are just dangerous. This isn’t some new reframing of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome being the only driver, there is unlimited data showcasing the dangers of excess saturated fat. Hopefully more people wake up and realize a cardiovascular surgeon with sausage and bacon on the cover of his book shouldn’t be taken seriously.

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Fiber episode

I’m curious Mikes take or if there is any studies on a carnivore diet while treating colon cancer. Modern doctors have cancer patients go vegan

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