34 episodes

Life isn’t measured by the number of years on the earth, but by the quality of life that you can pack in to those the years you have. That’s why it’s important to optimize your healing and dial in your health so that you can thrive. Join Dr. Neil Paulvin, a leading Functional Medicine Physician practicing in New York City, as he interviews experts in every aspect of physiological optimization. Whether you’re a biohacker, an athlete, or an entrepreneur looking to maximize your performance, Dr. Paulvin is here to help you thrive!

Life Optimized Dr. Neil Paulvin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Life isn’t measured by the number of years on the earth, but by the quality of life that you can pack in to those the years you have. That’s why it’s important to optimize your healing and dial in your health so that you can thrive. Join Dr. Neil Paulvin, a leading Functional Medicine Physician practicing in New York City, as he interviews experts in every aspect of physiological optimization. Whether you’re a biohacker, an athlete, or an entrepreneur looking to maximize your performance, Dr. Paulvin is here to help you thrive!

    34: Transform Your Life: How to Take Control of Your Autoimmune Health

    34: Transform Your Life: How to Take Control of Your Autoimmune Health

    This week, I speak with Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, M.D., IFMCP. She is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and the founder and CEO of Health Meets Wellness. Elizabeth started Health Meets Wellness to make functional medicine more accessible, combining her expertise in healthcare with physical activity, specifically yoga. She is dedicated to helping her patients reach their wellness goals and developed the Health Meet Wellness method with Troy Flanagan, Ph.D. and Susie Parker-Simmons, RDN, specifically to help patients with weight management.  In addition to her innovative practice, she is an Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Hospital. 
    We chat about her holistic approach to health and wellness, focusing on the integration of medicine, exercise, and nutrition to optimize overall well-being and treat autoimmune diseases.
    In this episode you will:
    Understand the importance of a personalized approach in treating health conditions.Recognize the role of diet, exercise, and nutrition in optimizing health.Be able to Identify the potential triggers and root causes of autoimmune conditions.Know what questions to ask your provider for the most comprehensive assessmentLearn the key pillars to holistic health 

    Connect with Dr. Elizabeth Sharp:
    Website: https://healthmeetswellness.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.elizabethsharp/
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    • 51 min
    33: Why Whole Genome Sequencing is Key to Unlocking Your Health Potential

    33: Why Whole Genome Sequencing is Key to Unlocking Your Health Potential

    In today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Kamal Obbad, the co-founder of Nebula Genomics. Kamal is a Harvard and Gates-Cambridge Scholar with research experience at Google. Recognizing a gap in the consumer market for Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), he co-founded Nebula Genomics to democratize access to comprehensive genomic data. Kamal aims to make personal genomics mainstream and accessible. 
    We chat about the significance of whole genome sequencing and its potential to improve health and wellness. Kamal gives us a lesson on what the genome is, the importance of studying the whole genome sequence for health optimization, and why it has previously been so cost prohibitive to secure whole genome sequencing. 
    In this episode you will learn:
    - Understand the concept of personal genomics and its potential impact on health and wellness.
    - Learn about the difference between whole genome sequencing and other genetic tests.
    - Gain knowledge about the complexity of DNA and the importance of non-coding regions in genetic analysis.
    - Recognize the limitations and concerns associated with genetic testing and the need for genetic counseling.
    - Explore the future possibilities of DNA sequencing and its role in personalized medicine
    Learn more about Nebula Genomics and Kamal’s work: nebula.org

    • 29 min
    32: Transform Your Health with High-Intensity Workouts

    32: Transform Your Health with High-Intensity Workouts

    In today’s episode, I talk with Kirsty Godso, Nike trainer and entrepreneur, about optimizing workouts and diet for maximum results. We discuss what women need to know when looking at their workout planning, the role of supplementation in fitness, and the impact of nutrition on overall health. Kirsty shares her personal journey in the fitness industry and highlights the need for trainers to adapt their programs to individual needs. We also touch on the benefits of high-intensity workouts, the challenges of balancing hormones in active females, and the importance of outdoor time for mental health. 
    Show Highlights:
    The key ratio for high-intensity workouts to see results What women need to know about high-intensity workoutsThe latest in supplementation for muscle recovery and performance enhancementHow to integrate new routines to enhance sleep and reduce brain fog
    Connect with Kristy:
    madeof.com
    kirstygodso.com

    Connect with Dr. Paulvin
    https://doctorpaulvin.com/

    • 40 min
    31: Breaking the Stereotype around Psychedelics and Medicine with Tim Schlidt

    31: Breaking the Stereotype around Psychedelics and Medicine with Tim Schlidt

    Schlidt is the cofounder and managing partner at Palo Santo, a venture capital fund focused exclusively on the advancement of psychedelic therapies for the treatment of mental health disorders and beyond. Based on his own experience with severe depression as a teenager, Schlidt's goal is to steward the most efficacious psychedelic therapies towards FDA approval so that patients may safely, legally, and affordably access these medicines. He has deployed $25 million into 20 companies including Gilgamesh, Journey Clinical and Sensorium.
    Show Highlights:
    -The potential of psychedelics for mental health treatment.
    -Tim's story leading to investment in psychedelics.-Why to practice safe and supervised use of psychedelics in treatment.-Legal and ethical considerations around the use of psychedelics.
    -What are challenges in developing psychedelics?-Predicitons for psychedelics in mainstream medicine.
    -Psychedelics for therapeutic and personal growth.

    • 51 min
    30: A Holistic Journey to a Healthier You with Katrine Volynsky

    30: A Holistic Journey to a Healthier You with Katrine Volynsky

    Katrine is a health practitioner, author, researcher, and heavy metals detoxification specialist. After growing up in Russia and being negatively affected by radiation fallout from Chernobyl, she had to find her own path to health. She gained a wide knowledge of natural methods for detoxifying and rebuilding the body. Now she helps individuals achieve their own health goals through the combination of state-of-the-art technology, nutrition, and holistic healing. 
    Show Highlights:  
    -Katrine’s journey of personal transformation in health.  
    -How to prepare for radiological tests. 
    -The current rise of bioregulators.  
    -A deep dive into the future of supplements.  
    -What are the long-lasting effects of neurofeedback? 
    -Analyzing brain wave patterns.  

    • 52 min
    29: Why Your Body Might Be Older (or Younger) Than You Think with Hannah Went

    29: Why Your Body Might Be Older (or Younger) Than You Think with Hannah Went

    Summary 
    Join me in conversation with Hannah Went, a leading figure in epigenetics research, as we explore the science behind biological age testing and its potential impact on personalized healthcare.  
    Hannah attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with a degree in Biology. Through work in the integrative medicine industry, Hannah saw an opportunity for methylation-based age diagnostics and started TruDiagnostics in 2020. TruDiagnostic is a company focusing on methylation array-based diagnostics for life extension and preventive healthcare serving functional medicine providers. Since TruDiagnostic’s inception, they have created one of the largest private epigenetic health databases in the world with over 30,000 patients tested to date. Hannah has since created Everything Epigenetics where she shares insights on how DNA regulation has an impact on your health.   
     
    Show Highlights:  
    -What factors influence how your cells age? 
    -Lifestyle tips to promote healthy cellular aging.  
    -What makes one aging test special compared to others? 
    -Misconceptions about biological age clocks. 
    -What is the future of epigenetics?  

    • 43 min

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This podcast is awesome! Always learning something new!

I was introduced to Dr. Paulvin’s podcast from a friend who said she listens during her workouts. I listen to a lot of podcasts and love the information on his show. I can use so much of this advice and information in my own life. What great guests! Dr. Paulvin asks so many great questions and is a terrific interviewer to keep the show interesting and informative!

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