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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.

    Cholesterol, The Lipid Energy Model, Lean Mass Hyperresponders, and Citizen Science with Dave Feldman

    Cholesterol, The Lipid Energy Model, Lean Mass Hyperresponders, and Citizen Science with Dave Feldman

    My guest on episode 50 of the podcast is Dave Feldman.

    Dave Feldman is a Senior Software Engineer and Citizen Scientist. After seeing his cholesterol skyrocket on keto, he began obsessively researching lipidology and through a series of experiments has demonstrated novel data which is now building toward the larger Lipid Energy Model. This concept is now being explored with collaborating researchers and may potentially help explain much of the phenomenon around high cholesterol on a low carb, ketogenic diet.



    If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

    You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

    Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

    Without further ado, please enjoy my conversation with Dave Feldman.

    Links

    Follow Dave on Twitter @realDaveFeldman: https://twitter.com/realDaveFeldman 
    Dave’s main hub for all things cholesterol: https://cholesterolcode.com/ 
    https://CitizenScienceFoundation.org 
    https://OwnYourLabs.com 
    Link to all papers and video abstracts: https://cholesterolcode.com/papers/
    Link to “The Straight Dope on Cholesterol Article” by Dr. Peter Attia: https://peterattiamd.com/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-part-i/ 
    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bradyholmer  
    Other support options: https://www.bradyholmer.com/donate  
    Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-chill/id1494739189?cc=us&id=1494739189&ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_box&urlDesc=%2Fscience-chill
    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ilq7P9OBAiqrxk4Ac4WQg
    Watch the podcast on Patreon (early access for subscribers): https://www.patreon.com/bradyholmer 
    Watch the podcast on YouTube (available 8/8/2022): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR60b_GvhAvSApVjYqmqi2Q 
    Subscribe to my weekly newsletter Physiology Friday: https://bradyholmer.substack.com/about
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Optimize Your Ergonomics for Desk Work, Gaming, and Leisure with Dr. Drew Schwartz

    Optimize Your Ergonomics for Desk Work, Gaming, and Leisure with Dr. Drew Schwartz

    Episode webpage: https://www.bradyholmer.com/pod/49

    My guest on episode 49 of the podcast is Dr. Drew Schwartz. 

    Dr. Schwartz is a chiropractor at The Cleveland Clinic, an avid gamer, and is dedicated to educating gamers and deskers alike about how to work or game more ergonomically to improve performance, enhance comfort, and reduce injury and discomfort.

    In this episode, we talk about the importance of proper ergonomics and why it’s so important to be conscious of our posture and movements throughout the day. We talk about how individuals who work at a desk or from home can optimize their daily work by improving their ergonomics through exercises, postural changes, and even through the use of working accessories, chairs, and desks. 

    We then talk about gaming and, even if you are not someone who plays video games, I think you will find our conversation interesting. Dr. Schwartz talks about some of the work that he does with ESports athletes — otherwise known as professional video game players — to help them optimize their performance through ergonomics, sleep, nutrition, and exercise. This is really a topic that not many people are talking about, so I was very interested in learning more about the world of ESports on a deeper level.

    If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

    You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

    Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

     

    Links

    Follow Dr. Drew Schwartz on Twitter: @Dr_Drew_FTW: https://twitter.com/Dr_Drew_FTW 
    Dr. Drew Schwartz on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-schwartz-b7139651/ 
    Dr. Drew Schwartz’s website: https://www.forthewellnessblog.com/ 
    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bradyholmer  
    Other support options: https://www.bradyholmer.com/donate  
    Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-chill/id1494739189?cc=us&id=1494739189&ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_box&urlDesc=%2Fscience-chill
    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ilq7P9OBAiqrxk4Ac4WQg
    Watch the podcast on Patreon (early access for subscribers): https://www.patreon.com/posts/science-chill-49-69524998?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare_creator 
    Watch the podcast on YouTube (available 8/1/2022): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR60b_GvhAvSApVjYqmqi2Q 
    Subscribe to my weekly newsletter Physiology Friday: https://bradyholmer.substack.com/about
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Simplifying Longevity and Healthspan with Dr. Howard Luks

    Simplifying Longevity and Healthspan with Dr. Howard Luks

    My guest on episode 48 of the podcast is Dr. Howard Luks. Dr. Luks is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, chief of sports medicine and arthroscopy, and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at New York Medical College. Dr. Luks's focus is on injuries that involve the shoulder, knee, ankle, and elbow. You can find him on Twitter at the handle @hjluks.

    In addition to his expertise in sports medicine, Dr. Luks is an avid communicator in the space of healthspan and longevity. As a runner and cyclist himself, he is keenly interested in using aerobic exercise — in particular zone 2 training — to enhance metabolic function to improve healthspan. Dr. Luks also has a deep knowledge of metabolism, nutrition, and strength training — knowledge he has culminated in his new book titled: “Longevity…simplified.” 

    In this new book — which we discuss in detail on this episode of the podcast — Dr. Luks discusses practical, simple, and evidence-based strategies that can have major effects on healthspan and potentially lifespan. Dr. Luks and I are both critics of a lot of the current hype that is present in the longevity space, and he offers a fresh and much-needed perspective on useful lifestyle interventions that we can all implement starting today.

    I have provided links to Dr. Luks’s book in the show notes for those of you who are interested in purchasing it. There is both a hard copy and an Ebook version available. I highly recommend getting some version of the book and I have really enjoyed reading it since receiving my copy.

    Alright, just a few more words before we begin today’s episode.

    If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

    You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

    Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

     

    Links

    Dr. Howard Luks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hjluks 
    Get Dr. Howard Luks’s new book: “Longevity…simplified”: https://www.howardluksmd.com/book 
    Howard Luks’s website: https://www.howardluksmd.com/ 
    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bradyholmer  
    Other support options: https://www.bradyholmer.com/donate  
    Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-chill/id1494739189?cc=us&id=1494739189&ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_box&urlDesc=%2Fscience-chill
    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ilq7P9OBAiqrxk4Ac4WQg
    Watch this podcast video on Patreon (subscriber-only until July 25th, 2022): https://www.patreon.com/posts/science-chill-48-69224769?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare 
    Watch the podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR60b_GvhAvSApVjYqmqi2Q 
    Subscribe to my weekly newsletter Physiology Friday: https://bradyholmer.substack.com/about
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 47: Using Wearable Data to Personalize Health, Exercise, and Nutrition with George Georgallides (Basis Health)

    Episode 47: Using Wearable Data to Personalize Health, Exercise, and Nutrition with George Georgallides (Basis Health)

    My guest on episode 47 of the podcast is George Georgallides.

    George is the founder and CEO of Basis Health. Basis is a company with a drive to transform how we use our wearable data by turning it into a daily action plan. If you have an iPhone, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Oura Ring, or other fitness tracker, Basis is going to really be something you need to check out. A lot of the time, and this is something I’ve experienced myself, we have so much data on our hands but little idea of what to do with it. So what if I know my sleep or recovery score if I can’t turn around and put that data to use. Basis is changing that. 

    Basis uses AI coaching to provide you with a daily action plan that fits with and synchronizes with your daily schedule. By compiling data from all of your wearables, Basis can give you recommendations on when your peak energy levels should occur, when your peak hunger occurs, and when and what types of workout you should do on any given day. I have been demoing an early version of Basis for a few months now and it has been incredibly fascinating to see how my data are used within the app to personalize my recommendations. 

    In this episode, I speak with George about the “basis” (no pun intended) behind that Basis app, some of the cool features, and how this technology will change personal health as well as, potentially, medicine and the personalized health and coaching space.

    If you are interested in signing up for Basis and trying it out for free, you can head to the Basis website which I’ve provided a link to in the show notes.

    A few more words before we begin today’s episode.

    If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

    You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

    Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

     

    Links

    Visit the episode webpage: https://www.bradyholmer.com/pod/47 
    Basis website: https://www.basishealth.io/ 
    Basis Twitter: https://twitter.com/basis_health 
    George Twitter: https://twitter.com/giorgallidis 
    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bradyholmer  
    Other support options: https://www.bradyholmer.com/donate  
    Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-chill/id1494739189?cc=us&id=1494739189&ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_box&urlDesc=%2Fscience-chill
    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ilq7P9OBAiqrxk4Ac4WQg \
    Subscribe to my weekly newsletter Physiology Friday: https://bradyholmer.substack.com/about
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    • 57 min
    Episode 46: The Gut Microbiome and Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Annet Kirabo

    Episode 46: The Gut Microbiome and Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Annet Kirabo

    View the show notes on the episode webpage: https://www.bradyholmer.com/pod/46

    My guest on episode 46 of the podcast is Dr. Annet Kirabo.

    Dr. Kirabo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

    If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

    You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

    Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

     

    Links

    Episode webpage: https://www.bradyholmer.com/pod/46

    Watch the video of this episode (Patreon exclusive until 6/20/22): https://www.patreon.com/posts/67694663 

    Follow Dr. Kirabo on Twitter @annetkiraboc1

    List of Dr. Kirabo’s scientific publications on PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=%28Kirabo+Annet%5Bauthor%5D%29+AND+Vanderbilt+University%5BAffiliation%5D&sort=date 

    Read Dr. Kirabo et al.’s paper: “Recent advances in modulation of cardiovascular diseases by the gut microbiota”: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vIZtuVF1n8C4NbsGGm-Rdk8gFtw47Cdl/view?usp=sharing

    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bradyholmer

    Other support options: https://www.bradyholmer.com/donate  

    Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-chill/id1494739189?cc=us&id=1494739189&ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_box&urlDesc=%2Fscience-chill

    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ilq7P9OBAiqrxk4Ac4WQg

    Subscribe to my weekly newsletter Physiology Friday: https://bradyholmer.substack.com/about

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    • 1 hr
    Episode 45: Women’s Health, Fitness, and Cycle Syncing with Ingri Pauline

    Episode 45: Women’s Health, Fitness, and Cycle Syncing with Ingri Pauline

    My guest on episode 45 of the Science & Chill podcast is Ingri Pauline. Ingri is a weightlifting coach, National Strength and Conditioning Association-certified strength and conditioning specialist, and certified nutrition coach. Ingri is unique in that she only works with women, specializing in fitness and nutrition during different transition periods during women’s lives including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, and postmenopause.

    Ingri uses a concept called cycle syncing to optimize the work productivity and athletic performance of her clients, which involves strategically using hormonal fluctuations during phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle to enhance work output. The topic of cycle syncing dominates most of this episode and there is really some fascinating information to be gained here — not just for women, but also for their partners. Trust me, I was taking dutiful mental notes during this entire episode.

    If you’re not a woman, you’re probably thinking that this episode may not apply to you, but trust me, there is a ton of great information to be gained from Ingri that men, women, or any other partner to a woman can use to support her. Ingri is also just incredibly knowledgeable about strength, conditioning, and nutrition, and we chat plenty about these topics during our interview.

    If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

    You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

    Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

     

    Links

    Twitter: @IngriPauline 
    Instagram: @ingripauline
    Website: IngriPaulineAthletics.com

     

    Podcast links

    Episode webpage: https://www.bradyholmer.com/pod/45
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR60b_GvhAvSApVjYqmqi2Q
    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bradyholmer  
    Other support options: https://www.bradyholmer.com/donate  
    Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-chill/id1494739189?cc=us&id=1494739189&ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_box&urlDesc=%2Fscience-chill
    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ilq7P9OBAiqrxk4Ac4WQg
    Subscribe to my weekly newsletter Physiology Friday: https://bradyholmer.substack.com/about
    10% Discount for On brand running shoes when you buy through Suda’s Fit Foot: https://www.sudasfitfoot.com/shop

    • 1 hr 38 min

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