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.
Obese, Poor Metabolic Health Spread More Virus (viral load deep dive)
Various studies have found a correlation with obesity, poor metabolic health (insulin resistance) and higher viral loads and spread. In this session we summarize this body of research, suggesting it's our moral obligation to get and stay physically fit, metabolically healthy.
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0:45 Viral load and Obesity
1:20 Fast food companies
2:40 Gut health and infections
2:48 Fast food is part of the problem
5:47 Eating local, why it’s important
7:37 High glucose increases viral load
8:57 Importance of HBA1C
9:26 Influenza and Obesity
9:58 Obesity may drive viral variants
10: 17 Viral load and Obesity
11:40 New Electrolyte
12:37 Viral load and Obesity
14:00 Mike’s infection story
16:53 IL-6, Inflammation and viral load
18:43 Viral Load and high blood pressure, Obesity
20:30 Viral load and BMI
23:28 Obesity, Leaky Gut and Lung Issues
Toned Is a Myth, Train to Build Muscle & Burn Fat Automatically w/ Sal Di Stefano
Sal Di Stefano, author of “The Resistance Training Revolution,” discusses the latest science about how building muscle is the best weight-loss strategy and reviews new research about how muscle signals your body to burn fat directly.
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03:10 Rigidly structured nutrition is not sustainable.
05:00 We take nutrition advice from people with extreme physiques.
07:02 We do not have a weight loss issue. We have a problem keeping weight off.
14:10 Resistance training is a superior form of exercise for fat loss, heart health, and insulin resistance.
14:50 Resistance training stopped the progression of beta amyloid plaques that cause Alzheimer’s, according to an Australian study.
17:40 Resistance training is using resistance specifically to build strength and muscle.
19:00 Running is a skill that needs practice and instruction.
20:05 Resistance training is all about form and technique.
24:30 The calorie burn during exercise is not very important in cardio because your body prioritizes energy conservation and efficiency.
26:00 Roughly half of the weight you lose with cardio, is muscle.
27:01 Strength training creates a less efficient, faster metabolism.
29:32 Weight lost through resistance training is body fat.
30:30 All you need is two days a week of resistance training to bring strength, tone and a faster metabolism.
32:30 Muscle memory: Building muscle the first time may take a while. Losing that muscle is slow. Regaining it is much faster than the initial buildup.
44:20 Gross motor movement compound exercises are most effective for building muscle.
45:50 Your central nervous system controls how your muscles fire, your strength and stability.
48:10 Proprioception, knowing where you are in space, increases with resistance training.
51:00 Resistance training elicits immediate and long-term hormonal responses.
51:35 Resistance training is the only pro-tissue form of exercise.
53:35 Resistance training reliably increases androgen receptors in men and women.
55:55 Low testosterone increases cancer risk, increases risk of heart disease, increases Alzheimer’s and dementia risk, decreases quality of life.
56:48 The average 25-year-old male today has the testosterone levels of the average 60-year-old in 1980.
57:00 A 20-year-old male today have the grip strength of a 60-year-old in 1980.
57:50 Grip strength can predict all-cause mortality better than any other single metric.
01:05:30 Pushing yourself to maximum performance is counter longevity.
01:07:00 A low protein diet generally reduces longevity.
01:09:55 Obese people have weaker bones, less muscle and more bodyfat.
01:10:30 What builds muscle, builds bone.
01:17:50 Resistance training is in the elderly improves cognitive function and hormone profiles.
Joe Rogan VS Dr Sanjay Gupta of CNN: 5 Clips That Should Have Made the News
Joe Rogan asks Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN hard questions you've been seeking answers for. I found these five clips to be among the most informative from this three hour long discussion, yet they were not covered in the news coverage about this conversation.
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1:30 Joe Rogan addresses the root cause
2:56 Joe & Dr. Gupta on Obesity, Health & 80% of cases are mild
4:32 Dr. Gupta admits we should focus on health
7:17 Dr. Gupta agrees processed food is a problem
10:50 Pandemic of Junk Food Excess
11:21 Vitamin D and K
12:18 It’s a Vascular Disease & aspirating the needle
12:41 More on Heart Disease and more
14:35 Obesity and blood vessels
17:00 Myocarditis in kids breakdown
19:37 Data in kids from last 19 months
23:24 We’ve made kids more vulnerable
24:33 Natural Immunity: why is it still ignored.
Testing Your Metabolic Health: New At-Home A1C Test and More
Metabolic Health should be a top priority for everyone, now there's a new easy at-home test kit to give you insights.
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1:00 Hemoglobin A1C 101
1:49 Why you should care about your HbA1C
2:30 A1C Links with diseases
6:00 Hemoglobin A1C details
7:00 Testing your Hemoglobin A1C at home
Low Carb VS Low Calorie Dieting: What’s Best Way to Lose Fat, Scientists Explain
When it comes to weight loss, there's two primary models to explain the best strategy: The carbohydrates-insulin model and the calorie imbalance, also known as the CICO model. In this show we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these models and how to best approach fat loss.
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01:35 Physicians are taught that weight loss is only triggered by caloric restriction. It is the traditional energy balance model.
02:00 The traditional energy balance model does not consider your circadian rhythm or phenotypes, like those of us who over-excrete insulin, have epigenetic factors, or have adaptive thermogenesis.
02:20 Cyclical dieting down regulates your resting metabolic rate, adaptive thermogenesis.
03:20 The carbohydrate/insulin model of obesity is centered around insulin. Hyperpalatable ultra-processed high glycemic foods increase the energy circulating in your blood, causing a compensatory hyperinsulinemic physiologic state. This causes a decrease in the amount of nutrients in your bloodstream after you eat. Your blood energy reduces to levels below before you ate, causing hunger and over-eating at the next meal.
05:35 Cellular semi-starvation: In a high sugar/high insulin state, fat cells accumulate energy intended for the now insulin resistant muscles, they undergo lipogenesis, storing lots of energy. Therefore, there is a lack of energy in the bloodstream. Your brain believes that your critical tissues are starving.
06:40 Hormones surge in this state of cellular semi-starvation; there is a surge of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol.
07:10 In drugs that increase insulin, insulin signaling caused fat gain of up to 5 pounds in a 2-month period.
07:35 The energy balance model considers all calories as metabolically equal.
08:05 Hyperpalatable ultra-processed high glycemic foods lend themselves to overconsumption and hormone alteration.
08:20 Energy intake is regulated by insulin, hunger satiety cues from the brain, leptin, ghrelin, and habits. A few nights of poor sleep increases hunger.
09:00 The more lean muscle mass you have, the more you increase your resting metabolic rate.
10:00 Insulin is pleiotropic, meaning it does many different things within your body.
13:50 Biggest Loser 6 year follow up study revealed that many participants continued to gain wait after their participation in the program’s rapid weight loss. When they regained their weight, their resting metabolic rates were depressed lower than when they started.
15:45 The energy balance model works best for young fitness competitors and bodybuilders.
16:40 A high glycemic diet increases levels of glucose in the blood, causing alterations in gut hormones and the insulin to glucagon ratio.
17:10 To get into a fat burning physiologic state, you need low glucose, low insulin and elevated glucagon. The insulin to glucagon ratio helps to unlock stored fat, increases your liver’s synthesis of ketones, and helps your white fat behave more like brown fat, increasing your resting metabolic rate.
20:00 Weight centered approaches to weight loss does not lead to lasting improvements in muscle mass or cardio-respiratory or favorable changes in overall health risk.
20:43 Sustainable changes are made when focusing on improving fitness, strength, muscle mass, sleep quality, HRV lead, independent of weight loss.
21:00 Physically fit people, no matter their weight, have a significant reduction in all-cause mortality compared to unfit individuals of the same body weight category.
22:34 Weightlifting and interval training are better ways to reduce all-cause mortality and risk for severe COVID, improve cardio-respiratory fitness and better way to help with fat loss.
26:20 Eating less causes
Your Mitochondria Have Antiviral Properties: Where's the Exercise Mandate
Scientists recently uncovered various ways mitochondria support immune health via anti-viral properties. We discuss this research and why health experts should be emphasizing exercise and fasting as strategies to improve mitochondrial, and thus immune, health.
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00:54 Your mitochondria play an important role in your body’s innate immune system mounting an antiviral immune response.
01:20 Lifestyle interventions impact the health and function of your mitochondria. Mitochondria are powerful in preventing several diseases, including infectious disease. These include fatty liver disease, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and even cancer.
02:18 Mitochondria are intracellular organelles. They are responsible for making energy (ATP) for your cells.
03:40 If you have poor mitochondrial health, your cells do not have sufficient energy, and you may have insulin resistance, fatigue, or brain fog. It may mean that you will not release sufficient antiviral peptides when you are exposed to a pathogen.
05:00 Physical activity is protective against death, hospitalization, and severe disease.
05:24 Mitochondria are important for liver health, brain health and metabolic health.
06:55 Beneficial affects of regular physical activity on immune function are at least partly mediated by mitochondrial fitness. Low mitochondrial fitness and low cardiorespiratory fitness may be important risk factors for COVID 19.
07:30 Poor mitochondrial health may be a link between established risk factors like age, underlying health conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic disease.
07:43 Physical activity or targeted pharmacological intervention that increase mitochondrial capacities likely increase mitochondrial function and may enhance innate immunity. Taking berberine or metformin prior to exposure has been shown to reduce risk for severe outcomes in COVID. Metformin is more protective in women than in men.
09:11 Individuals with poor cardiorespiratory fitness have increased risk for severe disease, hospitalization, requirement for being on a ventilator and death.
09:42 Low physical activity is linked with contracting COVID 19 and poor outcomes.
10:25 Mitochondria are critically involved in antiviral host responses.
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I’ve always had a passion for nutrition and fitness. Unfortunately, my younger sister, for whatever reason, never wanted to go outside with me when we were younger or to try the foods that I were trying. Perhaps it was because the rest of our family were obese, never exercised or even cared about such things. Anyways, this December (2021) she said she’s ready and asked me for help to improve her health and I’m THRILLED! I just HAVE to credit you and your podcast to helping me improve my education about health and nutrition so that I may help her. I’m pumped and I really hope she keeps her motivation up. Thanks again!
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