113 episodes

Discover how you can live without constant hunger and fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, and other low-energy symptoms. The Energy Balance Podcast will teach you how to maximize your cellular energy so you can take back your health and finally experience clear-headed focus, restful sleep, and all-day energy you didn’t think was possible.

The Energy Balance Podcast Jay Feldman Wellness

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 200 Ratings

Discover how you can live without constant hunger and fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, and other low-energy symptoms. The Energy Balance Podcast will teach you how to maximize your cellular energy so you can take back your health and finally experience clear-headed focus, restful sleep, and all-day energy you didn’t think was possible.

    Ep. 112: The Problems with Resistant Starch and Balancing the Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio (Q&A)

    Ep. 112: The Problems with Resistant Starch and Balancing the Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio (Q&A)

    In this episode we discuss:
    Why you might want to think twice about using resistant starch for blood sugar regulation and gut health
    Ways to increase or reduce the amount of resistant starch in the foods you eat 
    How to tell if resistant starch is negatively impacting your gut health, and why non-resistant starch may also pose a problem
    The optimal calcium to phosphorus ratio according to the research
    The calcium paradox and why calcium intake doesn’t increase excitation or calcification
    The hidden dangers of excess phosphorus intake 
     
    Free Energy Balance Food Guide: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/guide
     
    Free Energy Balance Mini-Course: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy/
     
    Check out the Energy Balance Solution program here: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/solution/
     
    The Nutrition Blueprint: https://mikefave.com/the-nutrition-blueprint/
     
    Click here to check out the show notes: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-112-the-problems-with-resistant-starch-and-balancing-the-calcium-to-phosphorus-ratio-qa
     

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – intro
    1:00 – mainstream health claims about resistant starch and why we disagree
    6:15 – whether there are any benefits to including resistant starch in your diet
    11:07 – how to tell if resistant starch is negatively impacting your gut health and how to avoid it
    16:05 – which starches are easiest to digest and the factors that affect our ability to digest starches optimally
    21:38 – why we should pay attention to our calcium to phosphorus ratio and the risks of high parathyroid hormone levels
    26:19 – the optimal calcium to phosphorus ratio and the calcium paradox in terms of regulating blood pressure 
    31:21 – which phosphorus-containing foods we should avoid to optimize bone density 
    34:36 – the calcium paradox and why consuming calcium doesn’t increase intracellular calcium

    • 39 min
    Ep. 111: Stevia vs. Sugar, Ketogenic Diets for Epilepsy, and Spore-Based vs Standard Probiotics (Q & A)

    Ep. 111: Stevia vs. Sugar, Ketogenic Diets for Epilepsy, and Spore-Based vs Standard Probiotics (Q & A)

    In this episode we discuss:
    How spore-based probiotics differ from typical probiotics and whether we should be using either of them to improve our gut health 
    Whether low-carb or ketogenic diets are an ideal solution for epilepsy 
    The role of gut health and metabolism in epileptic seizures
    Concerns with using low- or no-calorie sweeteners
    Whether stevia is actually any better than artificial sweeteners
     
    Free Energy Balance Food Guide: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/guide
     
    Free Energy Balance Mini-Course: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy/
     
    Check out the Energy Balance Solution program here: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/solution/
     
    The Nutrition Blueprint: https://mikefave.com/the-nutrition-blueprint/
     
    Click here to check out the show notes: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-111-stevia-vs-sugar-ketogenic-diets-for-epilepsy-and-spore-based-vs-standard-probiotics-qa
     

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – intro
    1:17 – whether spore-based probiotics can cause bacterial overgrowths like SIBO
    4:53 – the drawbacks of standard probiotic use and the limitations of stool testing
    9:55 – how spore-based probiotics protect against pathogenic bacteria and endotoxin and which spore-based product Jay recommends
    15:39 – long-term benefits of spore-based probiotics and how long you need to use them for these benefits
    21:05 – whether low-carb or ketogenic diets are necessary to improve epilepsy 
    29:25 – using ketones for fuel and why the production of ketones isn't the problem on a ketogenic diet 
    30:48 – the main drivers of epileptic seizures and how ketones help to prevent or reverse them 
    34:17 – the role of the gut microbiome in brain health and epilepsy
    42:18 – concerns with low- or no-calorie sweeteners like stevia
    48:03 – whether we should be concerned about the lack of nutrients in table sugar, honey, and maple syrup 
    54:55 – stevia as a potential endocrine disruptor that may have negative effects on the thyroid, liver, and kidneys 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 110: The True Cause of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes from the Bioenergetic View

    Ep. 110: The True Cause of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes from the Bioenergetic View

    In this episode we discuss:
    Why insulin resistance and diabetes are not caused by excess carbohydrate consumption and are not actually an insulin signaling problem 
    The problems with the idea of metabolic flexibility, earning your carbs, and the carb-insulin model of obesity 
    Why carbs are beneficial even for people who have insulin resistance or diabetes 
    The role of fat burning and stress in driving insulin resistance 
    Specific diet, movement, and supplement recommendations to reverse insulin resistance and diabetes 
     
    Free Energy Balance Mini-Course: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy/
     
    Check out the Energy Balance Solution program here: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/solution/
     
    Click here to check out the show notes: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-110-the-true-cause-of-insulin-resistance-and-diabetes-from-the-bioenergetic-view/
     

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – intro
    1:14 – metabolic flexibility, earning your carbs, the carb-insulin model of obesity, and dispelling other common insulin resistance myths
    7:48 – low-carb, keto, and carnivore diets may improve symptoms but are not the solution for insulin resistance
    13:13 – what the mainstream views of insulin resistance gets wrong when it comes to what causes insulin resistance
    15:50 – why you might not want to use a continuous glucose monitor and the unnecessary fear of blood glucose spikes
    17:48 – whether insulin is harmful and whether we want to keep insulin levels as low as possible
    22:15 – whether we can restore optimal insulin sensitivity without low-carb diets 
    25:16 –the bioenergetic view of insulin resistance 
    27:12 – insulin resistance as an adaptive evolutionary process that is crucial for survival
    31:22 – the difference between physiological and pathological insulin resistance
    34:40 – how inhibited glucose oxidation causes insulin resistance
    40:46 – how fatty acid oxidation causes increased production of ROS, slows cellular respiration, and blocks glucose oxidation (The Randle Cycle)
    51:06 – the harms of ROS production from fatty acid oxidation and other forms of stress
    53:04 – insulin resistance as an energy deficient state
    54:19 – insulin resistance is not an insulin signaling problem, it’s an energy production problem 
    58:30 – the role of stress hormones (like cortisol) in insulin resistance 
    1:02:09 – how insulin and carbohydrates decrease stress 
    1:05:59 – how to fix insulin resistance and restore insulin sensitivity by fixing our capacity to produce energy  
    1:10:38 – specific diet, movement, and supplementation recommendations for insulin resistance and diabetes 
    1:17:55 – why you don’t need to tailor your carb intake to your carb tolerance   

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 109: Chris Palmer's “Brain Energy”, Type 1 Diabetes, and Low-Fat Diets For Weight Loss (Q & A)

    Ep. 109: Chris Palmer's “Brain Energy”, Type 1 Diabetes, and Low-Fat Diets For Weight Loss (Q & A)

    In this episode we discuss:
    Our thoughts on Chris Palmer’s “Brain Energy” theory of mental health
    Why low carb diets are not the solution for anxiety and depression and what to do instead
    What most people miss when it comes to weight loss and why we shouldn’t focus on fat-burning
    Strategies to optimally manage blood sugar for Type 1 Diabetes
    Whether we should lower our fat intake to lose weight 
     
    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Food Guide: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/guide 
     
    Check out the Energy Balance Solution program here: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/solution/
     
    Click here to check out the show notes: https:/jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-109-chris-palmers-brain-energy-type-1-diabetes-and-low-fat-diets-for-weight-loss-qa
     

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – intro
    1:19 – our take on Chris Palmer's “Brain Energy” theory of mental health disorders
    5:04 – challenging the misconception of a separation between the brain and body
    8:03 – why low-carb, ketogenic, and carnivore diets can produce temporary mental health benefits
    10:36 – how impaired energy production underlies poor brain health and how to fix it without using low-carb diets
    14:05 – how fat burning can temporarily relieve symptoms of poor glucose utilization (with a major cost)
    18:29 – why fatty acid oxidation is our default metabolic state under stress and underlies all chronic disease
    22:20 – whether ketogenic diets promote metabolic flexibility
    24:53 – poor glucose metabolism as a driver of Alzheimer’s disease and other mental health conditions
    28:13 – the adaptive benefit of burning fat during stress
    31:31 – blood sugar management for Type 1 Diabetes and whether a low-carb diet is optimal
    38:13 – whether lowering fat intake is necessary for burning and losing fat
    42:09 – whether improving metabolic function alone is enough to reduce stored fat and when a decrease in dietary fat intake may be necessary
    47:32 – the difference between subcutaneous fat and visceral fat and their potential implications
    50:34 – how to fix our hunger signals to prevent excessive eating
    54:33 – weighing the costs of extreme diets and the need for more innovative thinking around health

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 108: Herman Pontzer’s Burn, Ted Naiman’s PE Diet, and Increasing Calorie Intake to Raise Metabolism (Q & A)

    Ep. 108: Herman Pontzer’s Burn, Ted Naiman’s PE Diet, and Increasing Calorie Intake to Raise Metabolism (Q & A)

    In this episode we discuss:
    The unexpected costs of using excess exercise to lose weight 
    Our thoughts on Herman Pontzer’s book Burn and the Constrained Model of Energy Expenditure 
    Our thoughts on Ted Naiman’s protein to energy ratio diet (PE Diet) 
    The cost of eating too much protein and what to do instead 
    How to increase caloric intake to raise your metabolism and reverse hypothyroidism 
    The major category of nutrients that’s often missed for optimizing mitochondrial function 
     
     
    Sign up for the Free Energy Balance Mini-Course here: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/energy
     
     
    Check out the Energy Balance Solution program here: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/solution/
     
     
    Click here to check out the show notes: https:/jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-108-herman-pontzers-burn-ted-naimans-pe-diet-and-increasing-calorie-intake-to-raise-metabolism-qa/
     

    Timestamps:
    1:25 – Herman Pontzer’s Constrained Model of Energy Expenditure and the adverse effects of energy deficits
    7:13 – problems with the additive model of energy expenditure and the physiological cost of excess exercise
    10:40 – environmental factors that we can change to increase metabolism
    16:42 – the unexpected costs of using excessive exercise to lose weight
    19:16 – weight gain as an adaptive response to an energy deficit
    22:46 – when eating too much can be a problem and how to identify your ideal calorie intake
    32:18 – Ted Naiman’s protein to energy ratio diet and optimal protein intake
    41:13 – the problems with using protein as an energy source
    46:45 – how to increase caloric intake to raise metabolism and reverse hypothyroidism
    50:47 – how to track your symptoms and progress to better guide your nutrient goals
    56:55 – the best foods for increasing calorie intake and what to do if you have a low appetite
    1:00:30 – the essential role of both macro and micronutrient density in promoting mitochondrial health
    1:04:00 – why sugar cravings are not the same as sugar addiction
    1:06:46 – easy ways to incorporate more macro and micro nutrient dense foods into your diet

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 107: Omega-3s DECREASE Lifespan and INCREASE Disease?

    Ep. 107: Omega-3s DECREASE Lifespan and INCREASE Disease?

    In this episode we discuss:
    Studies showing that omega-3 consumption decreases lifespan and increases disease processes 
    The potentially harmful effects of omega-3 usage during pregnancy on offspring 
    The impact of omega-3s on inflammation, endotoxin, and mitochondrial respiration 
    The data in native cultures showing that omega-3 intake doesn’t improve cardiovascular disease or mortality 
    Extremely healthy populations that consume high-carb and high-saturated fat diets with almost no omega-3s 
     
     
    Check out the Energy Balance Solution program here: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/solution/
     
     
    Download the Free Energy Balance Food Guide here: https://www.jayfeldmanwellness.com/guide/
     
     
    Click here to check out the show notes: https:/jayfeldmanwellness.com/ep-107-omega-3s-decrease-lifespan-and-increase-disease
     

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – intro
    1:30 – studies showing that omega-3 consumption decreases lifespan and increases disease processes in animals
    13:55 – studies on animals showing the harmful effects of omega-3 consumption during pregnancy on offspring
    17:37 – studies showing that omega-3 consumption contributes to disease processes, increases inflammation, causes oxidative stress, increases endotoxin, and interferes with mitochondrial respiration
    28:19 – whether we should be concerned about saturated fats increasing endotoxin absorption
    29:33 – how omega-3 consumption leaves us more susceptible to damage when we’re under stress
    32:53 – whether we should be consuming fatty fish
    35:01 – the lack of benefit of omega-3 consumption in native populations consuming large amounts of fatty fish and seafood
    38:40 – low incidence of cardiovascular disease in native populations consuming very little omega-3s
    59:30 – concluding thoughts on whether we should consume omega-3s based on the data on omega-3s in RBCs and phospholipids and mortality

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

Doc-911 ,

Great Podcast!

This is a great podcast if you're interested in general health and if you want to boost your energy levels. There's something new and interesting to learn in every episode, and the dynamic exchange between hosts Jay and Mike adds an extra layer of enjoyment, enriching the conversations with their chemistry and expertise.

dblack73 ,

It all makes sense!

I've been heavily into health and wellness since the pandemic started, and I've listened to over a hundred different podcasts. Few, if any, make as much sense as Jay and Mike, and I'm so glad I discovered them.

johnny fin fin ,

Deep, nuanced, intelligent, holistic, and balanced!

Can’t recommend this enough. I’m a Holistic Medical Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist for 10 years. These guys are flipping my world as I come from the low carb sphere, and have been recommending low carb to patients for years. Got to a point in the long run where low carb declined my own health especially after doing carnivore.

I love how everything they discuss aligns with how I practice medicine holistically as far as referring to physiology, pathophysiology, and viewpoints of holistic health.

For me they are filling in many different gaps and helping to reframe areas of nutrition and functional health into a more balanced approach. Super grateful for this podcast. These guys are really giving amazing insight and guidance. Worth diving into!

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