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The mitochondria are not just the powerhouse of the cell; they are the engines that run our entire body. If we can remove the obstructions to energy production (calcification, lipofuscin and fibrosis) everything works better, we experience mental clarity and emotional resilience.

Mitolife Radio Matt Blackburn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 396 Ratings

The mitochondria are not just the powerhouse of the cell; they are the engines that run our entire body. If we can remove the obstructions to energy production (calcification, lipofuscin and fibrosis) everything works better, we experience mental clarity and emotional resilience.

    Seed Oils, Oxidative Stress and Tallow Chips

    Seed Oils, Oxidative Stress and Tallow Chips

    What effects does corn, canola and soybean oils have on the body? What do scientists feed rats in laboratory studies and how could that affect the results? How many polyunsaturated fatty acids would be in an ancestral diet? What is the relationship between sugar and PUFAs? Is frying food as bad as the natural health field makes it out to be? 
    Steven Arena, creator of Masa Chips, joins us to talk about the effects that polyunsaturated fatty acids have on the body and why he created a great tasting healthy tortilla chip. 
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    Music by George Henner
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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Vitamin B1: The Energy Gatekeeper with Elliot Overton

    Vitamin B1: The Energy Gatekeeper with Elliot Overton

    Vitamin B1, or thiamine, is an underrated nutrient that many people are deficient in. Food is not enough to restore a deficiency.
    Elliot Overton explains what thiamine therapy entails, who benefits from it, how it is used in the mitochondria, why its helpful for EMF sensitivity, what co-factors are involved in its utilization, and how thiamine affects the vagus nerve.
    We also discuss vegetarianism and veganism, tobacco, lithium, uMMA, biological transmutation, different forms of B1, megadosing, histamine, epilepsy, excess glutamate, vitamin B2, which B vitamin specifically is responsible for turning your urine yellow, his thoughts on the niacin flush, is B6 and B9 toxic, if B vitamins can reduce hangovers, and much more! 
    Elliot's website: https://www.eonutrition.co.uk/
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    Music by George Henner
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    • 2 hr 31 min
    Is the Keto Diet Harming Your Health?

    Is the Keto Diet Harming Your Health?

    For the past three years I have embarked on a pursuit of nutritional balance with regards to macronutrients and eating frequency. While it made sense in theory it did not translate to sustainable benefit for my health longterm. It was pretty much in line with the FDA's nutritional recommendations with slightly more protein intake.
    After experiencing memory loss and some other symptoms I decided to invest in a continous blood glucose monitor. I was shocked by what it showed me. I was essentially prediabetic. My current theory is that I was eating way too many carbohydrates, even though I was matching it with protein. I also gained a substantial amount of body fat, even though I was moving more.
    In this episode I share my thoughts on two myths about the ketogenic diet: Does it harm our thyroid gland? Does it increase cortisol? I also outline the shocking diet that pro metabolic powerhouse Dr Broda Barnes recommended. I share three tips that have helped me to transition my mitochondria to burn fat instead of sugar.
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    Music by George Henner
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    • 33 min
    What To Look For In A High Quality Olive Oil

    What To Look For In A High Quality Olive Oil

    There have been a lot of fear articles the past few years about olive oil on grocery store shelves being cut with canola and other vegetable oils. Is that true? What test can you do to tell if your grocery store olive oil is adulterated? What about the smoke point of olive oil? Is extra virgin olive oil safe to cook with? Is flavored olive oil pure? How long does olive oil retain its polyphenols and antioxidants after its harvested and extracted?
    Tony Kasandrinos breaks down everything you need to know about olive oil and what inspired him to start selling his own from Greece. He breaks down the entire process from olive tree to bottle, what the different grades mean, what the ideal acidity level is, how olive oil degrades over time, why organic and cold pressed is necessary, and more.
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    Music by George Henner
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Amino Acids and Adaptogenic Herbs with Jonathan Pantalis

    Amino Acids and Adaptogenic Herbs with Jonathan Pantalis

    I can't think of a better way to kick off the new year than with a show with my long time friend Jonathan Pantalis. This show is jam packed with a ton of useful information to help you optimize your health. He talks about his vegan days and what he thinks he did wrong and right.
    We talk about conventional toilet paper and scent diffusers, candida overgrowth, turpentine, sugar, keto, intermittent fasting, deuterium, artifical intelligence, lock box for your smart phone, whats in his four shakes a day, how many grams of protein he hits by breakfast and before dinner, master amino pattern tablets, whey protein, why he likes pea protein, and adaptogenic herbs.
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    Music by George Henner
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    • 2 hr 21 min
    The Things I Changed My Mind About in 2022

    The Things I Changed My Mind About in 2022

    Prior to 2022, I was convinced that certain supplements were toxic. The arguments against essential elements like zinc, ascorbic acid, and iron can be so intricate and convincing that it leads us off the path of a grounded approach to human health. 

    In this final episode of the year I give a recap of the things that I changed my mind about and why. My breakthrough in understanding was also a breakthrough in fear. The word "toxic" has been trending for awhile and it is usually attached to supplements for a myriad of reasons. Now I feel at peace that I can walk into the supplement section at a health food store and see all of them as tools that can be used in different scenarios for different people. I also talk about cancel culture and an exercise that people can do to be less emotionally reactive and harder to manipulate. 
    I look forward to changing my mind on many things once again in 2023 and I hope that you'll join me for the ride.
    My website: www.matt-blackburn.com
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    Music by George Henner
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

ALadywithFrizzyHair ,

Always an adventure!

Matt is lead by curiosity. He’s always experimenting to see what works and what doesn’t for him while encouraging us to do the same. As a result, he’s always shaking things up and experimenting. If you’re looking for dogmatic rules, you won’t find them here. You’ll only find an eternal student, always eager to learn.

Periwyn ,

Awesome

Great podcast! Always learning something new

amandasmith1092 ,

So good!

One of my favorite podcasts. Such a wide variety of guests and topics, always learning something new. Thanks Matt!

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