24 episodes

The Meta Health podcast simplifies the science of health, nutrition and metabolism by sparking your imagination through creative storytelling and visualization. You'll gain a deep understanding of your body to help you make informed and personalized lifestyle choices.

The host, Dr.Ronesh Sinha, is a physician, author, speaker, and teacher who runs a lifestyle clinic focused on reversing insulin resistance in diverse ethnic groups, and designs wellness programs for top Silicon Valley companies.

The Meta Health Podcast Ronesh Sinha, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 99 Ratings

The Meta Health podcast simplifies the science of health, nutrition and metabolism by sparking your imagination through creative storytelling and visualization. You'll gain a deep understanding of your body to help you make informed and personalized lifestyle choices.

The host, Dr.Ronesh Sinha, is a physician, author, speaker, and teacher who runs a lifestyle clinic focused on reversing insulin resistance in diverse ethnic groups, and designs wellness programs for top Silicon Valley companies.

    #23 - Holistic Hypocrisy and Supplement Scams

    #23 - Holistic Hypocrisy and Supplement Scams

    Call it holistic, functional, metabolic, integrative, longevity, or whatever, but this episode expresses some of my concerns about the direction of what I refer to as the rising "alt health" movement.
    Interestingly, I'm part of both alt health and mainstream medicine, so I'll share my take from both sides. I'll discuss:
    The story of "Dr.Bob," a fictional alt health practitioner whose practice is rife with hypocrisy and questionable practices The story of "Diane," a fictional patient anecdote based on patient and audience feedback, who is going bankrupt purchasing alt health services.  How the supplement industry is morphing into its own version of "Big Pharma" Defending mainstream doctors, an unfortunate target of the alt health movement Blindspots and potential harms of alt health messaging Some thoughts on how alt health and mainstream medicine can collaborate better

    • 55 min
    #22 - Lipids Part 2: Cholesterol Numbers and Heart Disease Risk

    #22 - Lipids Part 2: Cholesterol Numbers and Heart Disease Risk

    In this episode we will tie together cholesterol metabolism using the boat vehicular model from Part 1, and understanding your own cholesterol results in greater depth. My free cholesterol e-book here summarizes key numbers and concepts discussed in this episode. We'll discuss the following: 
    Review of lipid boats and cholesterol metabolism Understanding the impact of lifestyle on blood vessel health Key characteristics of lipid particles driving heart disease Overlooked cholesterol numbers that matter most  Hidden heart disease risks you need to prioritize

    • 34 min
    # 21 - Lipids Part 1: Metabolic Trafficking using Cars and Boats

    # 21 - Lipids Part 1: Metabolic Trafficking using Cars and Boats

    Lipid (cholesterol) physiology is complicated, but essential for you to understand as part of metabolism, health, and longevity. Let's simplify lipids (and glucose) using cars, boats, and traffic. This sets the foundation for future episodes where I discuss the practical implications of lipids and heart disease risk. We'll discuss the following:
    The vehicular metabolic traffic model Quick review of glucose and insulin metabolism Introducing lipoprotein boats  Understanding glucose cars and lipid boats together What we mean by "fat-burner" and "sugar-burner" 

    • 31 min
    #20 - Glucose Variability: An Essential Metabolic Metric

    #20 - Glucose Variability: An Essential Metabolic Metric

    Glucose variability (GV) is an important metric that expands upon the current limited application of fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C. In this episode we'll discuss:
    The limitations of A1C and fasting blood glucose What is GV and why it matters? How GV is related to inflammation and chronic disease Glucose dipping and its connection to weight gain Defining an optimal range for GV  

    • 28 min
    #19 - Rethinking Hemoglobin A1C and Are You Truly Prediabetic?

    #19 - Rethinking Hemoglobin A1C and Are You Truly Prediabetic?

    The hemoglobin A1C is a useful, yet imperfect glycemic marker which we'll explore further in this episode where we discuss:
    The origins of the glycohemoglobin test (aka A1C) The flaws of A1C testing and why you may not be prediabetic Insulin resistant markers that should accompany A1C testing The impact of ethnicity on A1C testing An exciting new metric that may be superior to the A1C test

    • 26 min
    #18 - Multiethnic Metabolism and Heart Disease Risk

    #18 - Multiethnic Metabolism and Heart Disease Risk

    There are significant ethnicity-specific differences in metabolism and heart disease risk that are not often discussed. In this episode we cover:
    A brief overview of insulin resistance (IR) and the renin angiotensin system (aka RAS) How IR and RAS present in major ethnic groups like African Americans, Asians (including South Asians), Hispanics, etc. My simplistic model for categorizing IR to better explain ethnic risk Ethnic-specific lifestyle changes to improve metabolism and reduce heart disease risk

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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99 Ratings

99 Ratings

nshanbhag ,

Amazing podcast for anyone interested in metabolic health!

There are lots of podcasts out there about longevity and health, and many of them are very good. I find this one to be absolutely excellent and foundational to really being able to understand the biochemistry behind metabolic health and fitness. If you’re a fan of Peter Attia, Rhonda Patrick, Mark Hyman, or others in this field, I would highly highly recommend this podcast as well and believe it will greatly increase your ability to understand these concepts at a nuts and bolts level. Bonus if you’re South Asian as there’s some nice additional education here on the specific metabolic issues facing that community.

easwaranavaneethan ,

Awesome podcast

I had been following dr rons work for some time. This podcast another way to make everyone understand the science . Even though I could not understand fully .
I tried to listen multiple times . I always love Rons work and his blogs. I wish I was dr Ron’s patient

mack Ena ,

Excellent show

Very informative on glucose & metabolism. Love this podcast. Super

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