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Join me in conversation with interesting researchers in the fields of physiology, biology, nutrition, and health sciences.

Science & Chill Brady Holmer

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Join me in conversation with interesting researchers in the fields of physiology, biology, nutrition, and health sciences.

    Solving the Pain Puzzle with Dr. Rick Olderman

    Solving the Pain Puzzle with Dr. Rick Olderman

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    My guest on this episode is Dr. Rick Olderman.
    Rick Olderman is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with more than 25 years’ experience that specializes in helping people with chronic pain experience a pain-free life.
    Rick has written the popular Fixing You® series of books -- found on Amazon.com -- to help people with chronic pain or injuries. More recently, Rick has created downloadable video home programs to help people solve pain from head to toe. These programs include his pioneering approach that has helped solve hundreds of cases of chronic pain at his clinic for the last 10 years.
    Rick has a new book, Solving the Pain Puzzle, coming out in 2023 and has posted a few chapters from that book on his website, www.rickolderman.com, where people can also pre-order his book and find his home programs as well as other free stuff.
    Rick is one of the top professionals in the U.S. when it comes to understanding recurring injuries and chronic musculoskeletal pain. He wants to enhance quality of life by helping people fix their pain once and for all.
    In this episode, Rick and I talk about a variety of pain-related topics including the causes of acute and chronic pain, why current treatments for pain aren’t effective, and tools and exercises that you can use in your everyday life and in work to minimize pain.
    We also talk about Rick’s current approach to addressing patients' pain — which involves a philosophy that he’s developed over the past several years using information from a variety of sources in the field of physical therapy. I found Rick’s approach to be novel, intuitive but also based in anatomy, physiology, and the science of pain.
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Lifestyle Factors for Optimizing Cardiovascular Health with Joseph Watso, Ph.D.

    Lifestyle Factors for Optimizing Cardiovascular Health with Joseph Watso, Ph.D.

    My guest on episode 55 of the podcast is Dr. Joseph Watso.
    View the episode webpage and show notes.
    Joe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology at Florida State University. Joe directs the Cardiovascular & Applied Physiology (CAP) Laboratory which has the mission to advance knowledge on cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment strategies. His research interests include the role of lifestyle habits, such as diet and exercise, for optimizing health, with a focus on the cardiovascular system.
    In this interview, Joe and I chat about a wide range of topics related to exercise and cardiovascular physiology, including some basics on blood pressure regulation, the effects of sodium intake on blood pressure, salt sensitive hypertension, the effects of salt and sugar on vascular function, and how exercise can protect against the effects of salt and sugar intake on vascular function.
    Links
    Lab website: https://caplaboratory.com 
    Joe’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joseph_Watso 
    NEJM paper on “breaking 3”: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O7x6EDyAQMbxKCzAKpY4X28rQj4FOzcS/view?usp=sharing 
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Exercise, Carbohydrate Metabolism, and Insulin Sensitivity with Professor Glenn McConell

    Exercise, Carbohydrate Metabolism, and Insulin Sensitivity with Professor Glenn McConell

    My guest on episode 54 is Professor Glenn McConell. Glenn is an Emeritus Professor in Exercise Metabolism at Victoria University in Melbourne Australia.
    In this episode, we talk about how the body metabolizes fat and carbohydrate during exercise, and how this changes with exercise intensity and duration, glycogen stores in the body, how long they last, and how carbohydrate ingestion during exercise can buffer muscle glycogen and improve performance, the effects of acute and chronic exercise on insulin sensitivity and the mechanisms that increase insulin sensitivity in the muscle.
    Links
    Professor McConell’s research profile: https://www.vu.edu.au/research/glenn-mcconell
    Follow Glenn on Twitter @Inside_exercise:https://twitter.com/inside_exercise and @GlennMcConell1:https://twitter.com/GlennMcConell1
    Check out the Inside Exercise podcast on the following platforms:
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pSYnNSXDkNLH8rImzotgP?si=Whw_ThaERF6iIKwxutDoNA
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UChQpsAQVEsizOxnWWGPKeag
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    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy84ZTdiY2ZkMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw
    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/insideexercise
    Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/4025218

     
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Circadian Rhythm Biology, Chronomedicine, and Timing Exercise and Nutrition for Optimal Health with Dr. John Hogenesch

    Circadian Rhythm Biology, Chronomedicine, and Timing Exercise and Nutrition for Optimal Health with Dr. John Hogenesch

    My guest on episode 53 of the podcast is Dr. John Hogenesch.
    John is a professor of pediatrics and chair of the divisions of human genetics, immunobiology, and pulmonary medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where his work focuses on the genetics of circadian timing in humans and other mammals.
    John and his colleagues are credited with the discovery of the master regular of the circadian clock known as Bmal1, and later its paralog Bmal2, as well as several other components of the circadian clock.
    In this episode, we discuss some of the fundamental aspects of circadian biology and circadian rhythms in humans — why they evolved, and their major importance to health and implication and disease.
     
    Links
    Episode webpage: https://www.bradyholmer.com/pod/53 
    Hogenesch Lab (CCHMC) website: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/h/genetics/labs/hogenesch 
    Follow John on Twitter @jbhclock: https://twitter.com/jbhclock
    Read the NY Times article mentioning John and his work: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/magazine/circadian-medicine.html 
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Endurance Exercise, Cardiovascular Health, and the Dangers of ”Too Much Exercise” (Part II)

    Endurance Exercise, Cardiovascular Health, and the Dangers of ”Too Much Exercise” (Part II)

    Hello everyone and welcome to the Science & Chill podcast, I’m your host Brady Holmer.
    Last week, I released part one of my two-part interview that I gave on the Run Smarter podcast a few months ago. The Run Smarter podcast is hosted by runner and physiotherapist Brodie Sharpe. He invited me on his podcast to answer some questions related to endurance exercise and cardiovascular health, a topic that I think all of my audience will find helpful and hopefully useful. There has been a lot of discussion lately on whether there is a point where exercising too much might be bad for our cardiovascular health, and also an interest in what amount of exercise is best for healthspan and longevity. We discuss some data related to both of these topics in the interview. Brodie was kind enough to allow me to release both parts of our interview on my own podcast, and that’s what you’re listening to today.
    This is part two of our interview, and if you happened to miss part one, I encourage you to go back and have a listen, as it will complement today’s episode!
    In the interview, Brodie and I talk about exercise and heart health including:
     
    At what point can running become detrimental to cardiovascular health?
     
    What training is best for cardiac collatereralization?
     
    Is it okay to race 20-30 beats per minute above your training heart rate?
     
    Is there a certain threshold where cardio health is counterproductive for performance and also longevity?
     
    …and more.
     
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    • 35 min
    The Promises and Controversies of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Technology with Nick Norwitz, PhD

    The Promises and Controversies of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Technology with Nick Norwitz, PhD

    My guest on episode 52 of the podcast is Nick Norwitz, PhD.
    Nick earned his PhD from Oxford University and is currently a medical student at Harvard University. He's also a self-proclaimed metabolic health enthusiast.
    Nick joined me to chat about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and, in particular, a new study that he just published on the use of CGM in medical students as part of a pilot project in "metabolic immersion" education. This paper has been getting a lot of attention among nutrition enthusiasts, scholars, and medical professionals on social media, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss some of the ongoing conversation.
     
    Links
    Follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicknorwitz
    Read Nick’s recent paper: Metabolic Health Immersion for Medical Education: A Pilot Program with Continuous Glucose Monitors in Medical and Dental Students: https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/CXUGZCTWJCVZ2ANDVGA6/full 
    Watch Nick’s YouTube video on the paper: https://t.co/5qeYjg0C9B 
    Link to paper on personalized nutrition using CGM: https://www.cell.com/fulltext/S0092-8674(15)01481-6
    Link to paper on artificial sweeteners and the gut microbiome: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32130881/
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    • 1 hr 20 min

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