102 episodes

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 959 Ratings

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.

    Circadian Medicine: The Future of Fat Loss, Metabolic Health and Medicine

    Circadian Medicine: The Future of Fat Loss, Metabolic Health and Medicine

    Circadian rhythm optimization can improve metabolic health and support longevity. Learn ways to match lifestyle interventions with your circadian clock.
    Crush your next workout or sauna session with the new Electrolyte Stix by MYOXCIENCE: https://bit.ly/electrolyte-stix
    Use code podcast to save 15% OFF at checkout
    Link to show notes and video: https://bit.ly/3a6Zo9D

    Time Stamps: 

    02:10 A dysregulated circadian clock system causes disease and dysfunction at the cellular level.
    02:30 20%-50% of your protein synthesizing genes oscillate on a diurnal rhythm.
    03:40 Disease alters the circadian clock system.
    04:40 Blood sugar management supplements and pharmaceuticals would be best taken in the afternoon or evening, when blood sugar levels are most erratic.
    05:03 Blood lipid level management supplements and pharmaceuticals would be best taken in the evening, when lipid synthesis occurs.
    05:54 Decrease inflammatory tone before you go to sleep by doing some light yoga, breath work, take probiotics or curcuminoids.
    07:30 Sleep perturbations cause dysbiosis in gut bacteria.
    09:40 The intensity of your circadian rhythm is reduced as you age.
    11:10 Circadian chronotypes influence the timing of cancer interventions.  
    12:00 N-acetylcysteine and other antioxidants are best taken in the evening or before bed.
    12:40 Results of studies may be inaccurate due to timing.
    15:20 Shift workers have a higher incidence of cancer, metabolic disease, and obesity.
    14:50 Cold, food, heat, meal timing and exercise influence your circadian clock system.
    17:20 Menopause challenges the circadian clock system, reducing the amplitude of the rhythms.
    18:40 Young people/children’s circadian rhythm is more light sensitive. Artificial light can be more problematic.
    23:00 Fasting and feeding influence your circadian clock system. Break your fast between 11 and 1 pm when your digestive system is primed.
    24:45 DHEA antagonizes cortisol’s synthesis and expression.
    28:05 Darkness is a circadian cue. Exercise light hygiene.
    31:25 Morning cold exposure and evening heat exposure enhances circadian amplitude.

    • 34 min
    Burn More Fat Via Reverse Dieting with Guest Robert Sikes

    Burn More Fat Via Reverse Dieting with Guest Robert Sikes

    Dieting can slow down your metabolic rate. Learn how to “reverse diet” to increase your metabolic rate and continue fat-loss progress.  Crush your next workout or sauna session with the new Electrolyte Stix by MYOXCIENCE:  Use code podcast to save 15% OFF at checkout
    Link to show notes and video: https://bit.ly/3laQ5b5
    Link to Robert's new book: https://amzn.to/3yC9YPY
    Time Stamps: 
    03:15 Competing while keto to preserved lean mass as effectively, if not more so. 
    05:30 Eating keto after competition helps you to avoid rebound weight. 
    09:00 Chronic under consumption is common. Your body’s metabolic rate will downregulate to follow suit. 
    10:05 A period of higher caloric rate gives you a higher metabolism when you transition to a deficit. 
    11:58 There needs to be balance between the building phase and the cutting phase to achieve growth.
    13:20 For about 7 years, Robert has been on a strict ketogenic diet. 
    14:00 You can compete at an elite level without carbohydrates. 
    16:00 Testosterone: Higher dietary fat in a ketogenic diet helps to keep testosterone levels stable in the context of a deficit, which is muscle preserving.
    19:00 Robert’s testosterone levels remain high during prep by being ketogenic, with high fat intake. 
    20:20 The harder you train in a caloric deficit and maintain progressive overload principles, sends a signal to your body that the muscle is still in high demand and to preserve it. 
    21:21 Cardio is a lever to pull. 
    24:15 Reverse dieting
    25:20 It feels better to increase calories, for those who have been undereating. 
    27:00 Your body benefits from having sustainable times of caloric surplus and caloric deficit.
    28:15 Robert trains fasted during all phases of training.
    28:50 You won’t need a protein shake to maximize your anabolic state if you are taking in enough protein, calories, and nutrients over the course of 24 hours in your surplus.
    30:40 Robert often goes OMAD, with one satiating meal, in the later phases of prep. 
    33:22 During the last of competition prep/cut phase, Robert incorporates ketogenic caloric refeeds. 
    35:30 Eating in a stressed state likely compromises your body’s ability to fully assimilate that nutrition. 
    39:30 Target muscles should be hit twice a week, for natural bodybuilders. Frequency, intensity, and volume are your levers to pull. 
    39:50 Robert uses an 8-day training split.
    43:00 Ground beef and eggs are easily an easy food to track and manipulate for macros. 
    43:49 The Keto Brick is a good source of dietary fat in the form of steric acid. It is beneficial and tastes good. 
    45:35 A Nootropic Brick, a brain brick, will be launched soon. 
    46:00 Robert’s Desert Island Exercise: Deadlifts work a little bit of everything. 
     

    • 53 min
    Exercise Turns COVID Into a Cold, New Study Finds

    Exercise Turns COVID Into a Cold, New Study Finds

    Researchers in Europe find that exercise habits in the year prior to COVID exposure decrease severity of symptoms.
     
    Crush your next workout or sauna session with the new Electrolyte Stix by MYOXCIENCE:  Use code podcast to save 15% OFF at checkout
    Link to show notes and video: https://bit.ly/3wiMcqZ

    Malisoux, L., et al (2022). Associations between physical activity prior to infection and COVID-19 disease severity and symptoms: results from the prospective Predi-COVID cohort study. BMJ Open, 12(4), e057863. 

    Time Stamps:

    00:02 Physical activity is protective against both moderate and severe COVID 19-like illness.
    01:00 People who are physically active are less likely to experience common classic symptoms.
    01:53 Exercise is a key therapeutic intervention. It does not need to be structured recreational fitness.
    03:45 There are now 7 studies showing that regular exercise and physical activity saves lives.
    05:43 MET = Metabolic Equivalent Task.
    06:15 Fewer than 30 MET hours per week means that you more likely to have moderate to severe symptoms.
    09:45 80 MET hours per week garnered the fewest symptoms.
    10:50 40 – 60 MET hours per week is ideal.
    12:00 Even walking and gardening are protective.
    12:40 There is reduced odds of death.
     

    • 14 min
    Saunas & Heat Shock Protein Science: This Research Is Impressive

    Saunas & Heat Shock Protein Science: This Research Is Impressive

    Heat from sauna and hot tub therapy improves cardiovascular and metabolic health by stimulating heat shock proteins that initiate a downstream series of favorable health improvements.  
    This new Electrolyte + Creatine Combo can help you crush your workouts and intermittent fasting sessions: https://bit.ly/electrolyte-stix Use code podcast at checkout to save
    ​The first 1,000 people to use this link or my code HIGHINTENSITYHEALTH1221 will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/highintensityhealth12211 Learn more about how heat shock protein activation from sauna and hot tub therapy can improve cardiovascular and metabolic health
    Links to video/research: https://bit.ly/3kZ2JcW
    We explore more about: 
    -What heat shock proteins are and the health benefits associated with their activation 
    -The link between heat shock proteins, blood flow and blood pressure 
    -How heat can enhance fat loss and improve blood sugar control 
    -Using thermal stress: how hot, how long and how many days a week 

    • 10 min
    Insulin Resistance Causes Muscle Loss, New Research Finds

    Insulin Resistance Causes Muscle Loss, New Research Finds

    Aging naturally causes muscle loss, and poor metabolic health hastens the process. Learn how to break this viscous cycling and preserve muscle as you age.
    Th new Electrolyte + Creatine combo by MYOXCIENCE Nutrition can help you crush your workouts and intermittent fasting sessions: https://bit.ly/electrolyte-stix 
    Use code podcast at checkout to save 15% 

    Links to research, video and show notesh: https://bit.ly/383kKUD
    Time Stamps
    0:26 You become less glucose tolerant as you age. 
    0:49 Insulin resistance amplifies the rate of acceleration in the wasting of muscle. 
    1:05 Muscle stem cells, as you age, cause your muscles to behave like fat tissue. 
    1:25 Muscle tissue of people who are insulin resistant or diabetic resembles that of age-related sarcopenia. 
    1:35 Atrogenes drive atrophy. 
    1:52 60 to 80% of post meal glucose is deposited in skeletal muscle. If there is no muscle, it gets converted into fat.
    2:45 About 83% of American adults suffer from some sort of insulin resistance. 
    3:25 Insulin resistance favors muscle protein catabolism, at the expense of muscle protein synthesis. 
    6:18 Insulin resistance activates atrophy genes. 
    6:50 You become more insulin resistant and lose muscle mass as you age. 
    7:40 Hyperinsulinemia accelerates atherosclerosis (heart disease) and cancer. 
    10:58 Insulin resistance leads to a decline of mTOR activation in your muscle. 
    13:00 About .1% of all of your muscle tissue is turning over at any point. Progenitor stem cells are involved in the maintenance and regeneration of your muscles.
    14:00 Muscle is the most active site of protein metabolic processes in the body. 
    14:25 You may get better gains from exercise and resistance training by being more insulin sensitive. 
    15:10 Background inflammation from insulin resistance can accelerate muscle atrophy. 
    16:00 To become more insulin sensitive…

    • 17 min
    Top Causes of Death in 2021: Two Conditions Claimed 3X More Lives Than COVID-19

    Top Causes of Death in 2021: Two Conditions Claimed 3X More Lives Than COVID-19

    According to the CDC’s recently released 2021 figures, two health conditions claimed a combined 3.2 times more lives than COVID-19. This is where you should focus your energy and health resources. 
    Crush your next workout or sauna session with the new Electrolyte Stix by MYOXCIENCE:  Use code spring17 to save 17% OFF at checkout to save

    Link to show notes, video and research: https://bit.ly/top-cause-of-death-2021
     

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
959 Ratings

959 Ratings

pelican jedi ,

solid perspective for a healthier world

i dig the podcast…excellent flow w/interviewed guests (when you have a guest)…and you’re logically strong w/fulcrum topics. i’d love a deep dive on keto mindset for endurance athletes.

Diehard football fan ,

My Go To for latest

Great podcast. Fair, balanced. Great relevant info. Thank you😊

Rae @rawhealthfitness ,

Great information

All Exercise Students,personal trainers, and coaches should add and listen to this podcast! As a recent Ex Science students it’s resfreshimg a lot of my memory and remind me why I did a focus on Health science. Health is wealth and exercise is medicine!

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Scicomm Media
Jay Shetty
Betches Media
TED
Dr. Mark Hyman
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes

You Might Also Like

Ben Greenfield
Dave Asprey
Paul Saladino, MD
Shawn Stevenson
Brian Sanders - Filmmaker of Food Lies & Health Coach
Max Lugavere