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.
#5 - Insulin Lock and Key Model of Metabolism
This episode will explain the important interaction between insulin, insulin receptor, and a key protein called IRS (insulin receptor substrate). I'll use a simple lock and key model to simplify how these molecules interact and serve as an important doorway to metabolism. Understanding the information in this episode will move you closer to gaining deep insights into future episodes where I discuss the molecular and lifestyle basis for insulin resistance and related issues with metabolism.
#4 - Rumination as a Gateway to Stress, Depression, and Anxiety
Find out why I call rumination pre-depression/pre-anxiety. Identifying and solving for rumination can have a significant impact on reducing much of the suffering we experience on a daily basis. In this episode I describe the science of rumination, common rumination movies that play inside our head, and tactics for terminating rumination before it spirals out of control.
#3 - Beta Cell Batteries, Fasting, and Ketosis
Beta cells are the insulin-producing cells in our pancreas and their durability is a key factor in promoting longevity and optimal health. In this episode I use the battery analogy to explain how beta cells work and what actions you can take to preserve your beta cell battery life which helps prevent/reverse diabetes and other chronic health conditions. I also discuss ways in which you can estimate your beta cell battery life and what role certain conditions have on beta cell life.
#2 - Deep Dive Into Glut Subtypes and Exercise
Glucose transporters (aka Glut) are a key protein that shuttles glucose into cells. Understanding Glut helps you understand how your body transports and utilizes sugar, and how you can impact your glucose metabolism through lifestyle changes like exercise. We'll use some clever mnemonics to keep the different Glut subtypes straight.
#1 - Using Mangos to Explain Insulin and Glut4
This is the first of a series of episodes that digs deep into insulin's actions and uses what I call the "mango cell model" so you understand the key components of cell structure. I'm also going to introduce a key glucose transporter called GLUT and end with my opinion about mangos and fruits in general when it comes to metabolic health.
Meta Health Trailer
Your time is precious and there are a ton of health podcasts out there already. In my trailer I discuss how this show might add some unique value and give you a totally different angle on learning about metabolism and health science.
Great first episode
Very helpful explanation of the science of metabolic health. Looking forward to hearing more.
Science based podcast
Great science based podcast — looking forward to hearing more.
These podcasts are great! A great deal of information is presented in a clear and easy to remember format. I especially like the application to everyday health. Keep up the excelllent work - it's appreciated!