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RockneCAST is a podcast by Rockne Cole focusing primarily on all aspects of fasting, especially for those dudes seeking to lose the dad bod!!

Fasting has completely changed my life. I have lost nearly 60 pounds and closely follow all things fasting. I'll also shared what I've learned in the field, my experiences, and my journey losing 60 pounds with fasting. I'll occasionally detour in outside issues like stoicism, what I am reading, movies, and other issues, but this podcast primarily focuses on fasting!

For books featured on the RockneCAST, check out https://rocknecole.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rockne-cole/support

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RockneCAST is a podcast by Rockne Cole focusing primarily on all aspects of fasting, especially for those dudes seeking to lose the dad bod!!

Fasting has completely changed my life. I have lost nearly 60 pounds and closely follow all things fasting. I'll also shared what I've learned in the field, my experiences, and my journey losing 60 pounds with fasting. I'll occasionally detour in outside issues like stoicism, what I am reading, movies, and other issues, but this podcast primarily focuses on fasting!

For books featured on the RockneCAST, check out https://rocknecole.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rockne-cole/support

    16:8 Intermittent Fasting Doesn't Work to Lose Weight? (Part 2) (Episode #96, 23 May 2022)

    16:8 Intermittent Fasting Doesn't Work to Lose Weight? (Part 2) (Episode #96, 23 May 2022)

    In this second episode on a landmark 16:8 fasting study, we cover another significant deficiency of the New England Journal of Medicine 16:8 fasting article, "Calorie Restriction with or without Time Restricted Eating in Weight Loss" (April 22, 2022). It omits any discussion of the controversy surrounding "statistical significance", a topic that is hotly debated within the professional statistics community.    



    The study clearly showed a weight loss difference between the fasting group and the control group, but the difference was reported as "no difference" because the difference was not "statistically significant".  



    So, in this episode, we cover the seemingly boring, but actually very interesting topic of "statistical significance", a topic which has generated significant controversy in the professional statistics community.  From drugs to mask policy, this concept affects nearly public policy and consumer  science policy decision.    



    How do we determine whether variable x actually causes Y or is at least associated with Y to such a degree that we can actually make policy on that basis?    



    For a long time, the statistics community has identified "statistical significance" as a way to make such decisions, but more and more professionals are questioning not the underlying methodology, but the language statistical significant to determine what is important and not important.   We cover this issue more broadly and as it relates to this "study".    



    Fasting works!  This study sucks!!  Toss it!!  Reach out with comments and feedback at either rocknecast@gmail.com or rocknecole@gmail.com.


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    • 34 min
    16:8 Intermittent Fasting Doesn't Work to Lose Weight? (Episode #95, 11 May 2022)

    16:8 Intermittent Fasting Doesn't Work to Lose Weight? (Episode #95, 11 May 2022)

    In this episode, I respond to a recent journal article in the New England Journal of Medicine called "Calorie Restriction with or without Time Restricted Eating in Weight Loss".  It was published on April 21, 2022.     



    This study addressed two groups eating the same amount of calories and macros of carbs, protein and fats.  The first did a 16:8 protocol and the second group did the standard three meals a day along with snacks.    



    Calories and macros were the same, and the only difference was the one group had an eight hour eating window from 8am to 4pm, and the other at standard times for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with snacks.  Food portions were closely monitored, a diet journal was kept and both groups received diet coaching.   



    I discuss results of the study, questions that I have about the study, the meaning of "statistical significance", and the viability of time restricted eating after this landmark study.    Is fasting just a mental hack to cut calories to lose weight?    I  don't think it is... In this episode, I explain why.    Fasting is a powerful weight loss tool remains viable even after this study.


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    • 31 min
    My Weight Loss Results on a 44 Hour Fast (Episode #94, 4 May 2022)

    My Weight Loss Results on a 44 Hour Fast (Episode #94, 4 May 2022)

    In this episode, I discuss my recent 44 hour fast: how much weight I lost, my hunger, my mental state, whether I should be proud of my results, and how I ate after the 44 hour fast.


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    The Surprising Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea (Episode #93, 21 Apr. 2022)

    The Surprising Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea (Episode #93, 21 Apr. 2022)

    Whoa, I just discovered the awesomeness of matcha green tea, a tasty caffeinated beverage that is even better than ordinary green tea in a bag, which is ok, but kind of tastes like like grass.  Matcha is way better, and much more pleasant to consume.   I'm talking about the matcha powder and not the green tea you find in a tea bag.   

    In this episode, I describe two key health benefits relating to weight loss and the cognitive enhancement.  Matcha is so awesome that you may well want to consider starting your own matcha smoothie shop.  it is seriously that good.  There is a reason that monks take it before mediation and Samurai warriors consumed it before battle.  It brings relaxed, focused alertness and definitely a life changer.  

    Seriously love me some matcha tea!








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    • 22 min
    Dr. Michelle Dynes - Action by Action from Waukon to Thailand (Episode #92, 8 Apr. 2022)

    Dr. Michelle Dynes - Action by Action from Waukon to Thailand (Episode #92, 8 Apr. 2022)

    In this episode, I interviewed Dr. Michelle Dynes about her incredible journey from Waukon, Iowa to being a high credentialed public health researcher in Thailand.  She graduated from my hometown high school, Decorah, Iowa, and my alma mater, Luther College.  We are high school and college classmates!

    This was a very fun to do as we explored her journey from Decorah to Yale to Atlanta to Thailand, just north of Bangkok.  She also shares the insight she gained along the way for anyone interested in building such an incredible career as she has done.  We discuss women's maternal health, history of nursing, her career as a midwife (and its true meaning), her career path that led her to get a PhD from Emory University before joining the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, two book recommendations, and one self care recommendation from Dr. Dynes.  

    Her story reminded me of the Marcus Aurelius quote about assembling your life "action by action." Just in the middle career, she has already achieved great things, step by step, action by action.  

    We also learned that Waukon just may be a hotbed for public health talent as we learned about another top infectious disease researcher, who also hails from Waukon!  You'll have to listen to find out who also hails from Waukon...

    Send me episode feedback at rocknecast@gmail.com. 


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    Tongkat Ali and Testosterone - My 30 Day Experiment (Episode #91, 6 Apr. 2022)

    Tongkat Ali and Testosterone - My 30 Day Experiment (Episode #91, 6 Apr. 2022)

    Nearing 50, I am firmly rooted in middle age.   As we age, our testosterone levels tend to decline causing numerous issues, including muscle loss, obesity, insulin resistance, stress, and premature death.  Restoring levels can reverse those trends.

    I was listening to Joe Rogan's interview of Andrew Huberman, a badass neuroscientist and PhD at Stanford University.  Huberman and Rogan were discussing ways to naturally increase endogenous testosterone.  Huberman mentioned Tongkat Ali, a Malaysian root otherwise known as Longjack, as a way to increase naturally increase testosterone levels in men and women.  In other words, it is not a testosterone supplement as such, but helps our body's ability to naturally produce it.  

    So, after listening, I thought I would try a 30 day experiment on myself using this supplement. 

    In this episode, I share my results using one only metric and also discuss some other peer reviewed studies on Tongkat Ali.  

    Whoa, this one was a fun one to do!! 


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