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Interviews covering health, nutrition, self-development and more with your host Jason Wachob

  • 41 minutes 38 seconds
    541: Detecting cancer & cognitive decline as early as possible | Andrew Lacy, co-founder & CEO of Prenuvo

    “Our health system is $5 trillion today, and we spend 3.5% of that on preventative healthcare,” says Andrew Lacy. 

    Andrew, the founder and CEO of whole-body imaging company Prenuvo joins us to discuss early detection of cancer and cognitive decline and explain why preventative health care needs an update, plus:

    -How Prenuvo is different (~04:08)

    -What does Prenuvo & what does it test for? (~7:38)

    -What are the limitations? (~9:46)

    -The most common findings (~12:50)

    -My personal MRI experience & findings (~15:16)

    -Pancreatic cancer and why cancer rates are growing (~24:00)

    -Early biomarkers of dementia (~30:00) 

    -What about radiation concerns? (~33:30) 

    -How much does Prenuvo cost? (~34:06)

    -Why we need more preventative care (~35:58)

    -Why the current physcial exam is outdated (~37:27)

    -Why Andrew started Prenuvo (~40:30) 

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    Referenced in the episode: 

    1. Prenuvo 
    2. Increasing cancer rates amongst young adults
    3. How the brain shrinks with age
    4. How much money is spent on preventative care in the U.S.


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    20 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 55 minutes 52 seconds
    540: The science of manifestation | James Doty, M.D., neurosurgeon & Stanford professor

    “Through repetition, we manifest our intentions,”  says James Doty, M.D.

    James, a neurosurgeon, compassion researcher, and Stanford professor joins us to discuss the science of manifestation and how to get what you want by fine-tuning your intentions, including: 

    -The biggest misconceptions about manifestation (~02:18)

    -How to establish a manifesting baseline (~06:16)

    -How to manage expectations when manifesting (~10:07)

    -How to actually manifest wealth (~14:40)

    -James’s inspiring personal story (~16:20)

    -Hedonic happiness vs. eudaemonic happiness (~23:53)

    -The James Doty-approved manifestation method (~26:35)

    -How your surroundings sabotage your manifestations (~31:32)

    -How to identify your true intentions (~33:41)

    -How neuroanatomy influences manifestation (~45:45)

    -A final word of wisdom (~53:00)

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    Referenced in the episode:

    -Doty’s latest book Mind Magic: The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How it Changes Everything

    -MRI results from longtime meditators

    -The Harvard Study of Adult Development 

    -Karen Armstrong’s portfolio of books on religion

    -​​The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peele


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    13 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 50 minutes 19 seconds
    539: How to achieve the best sleep of your life | Jade Wu, Ph.D., DBSM, board-certified behavioral sleep medicine psychologist

    “Broad-spectrum light exposure is the strongest and best kept secret for good quality sleep," says Jade Wu, Ph.D.

    Jade, a board-certified behavioral sleep medicine psychologist, joins us to discuss how to solve every sleep issue, plus:

    - Jade’s sleep hygiene tips (~00:41)

    - How to know if you have sleep apnea (~02:20)

    - How many people actually have insomnia (~07:45)

    - What to do if you can’t fall asleep (~09:47)

    - What to do if you wake up in the middle of the night (~13:38)

    - How performance anxiety relates to sleep (~17:30)

    - Jade’s research on CBT, sleep & cardiovascular health (~18:16)

    - How to nap responsibly (~21:32)

    - How to define quality of sleep (~26:21)

    - How air quality impacts your sleep (~32:28)

    - Time in nature & sleep quality (~37:14)

    - Jade’s POV on daylight savings (~39:50)

    - Why we should pay more attention to nightmares (~42:39)

    - The best types of white noise for sleep (~44:46)

    - Why sleep regularity is more important than duration (~47:08)

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    Referenced in the episode:

    - Jade's book, Hello Sleep 

    - SnoreLab

    - mbg Podcast episode #453, with Aric Prather, Ph.D.

    - Sign up for Jade's SleepRight study

    - Follow Jade on Audible

    - A study on the importance of sleep regularity


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    6 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 53 minutes 14 seconds
    538: Rating the most nutritious foods you can eat | Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., medical biophysicist

    “Diet plus lifestyle accounts for 40 to 50% of health outcomes," says Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D.


    Sarah, a medical biophysicist and New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss how to get the most nutritional bang for your buck, plus:


    - Nutrition myths Sarah used to believe (~00:10)

    - Are seed oils really that bad for you? (~03:09)

    - Is linoleum acid unhealthy? (~04:22)

    - How to eat for cardiovascular health (~09:11)

    - Sarah’s POV on anti nutrients (~11:37)

    - Common nutritional deficiencies people are unaware of (~13:33)

    - Sarah’s view on fortified & enriched foods (~17:09)

    - What is the Nutrivore score? (~20:50)

    - Why coffee earns the highest score (~25:10)

    - The highest scoring fruits, legumes & seafood (~27:30)

    - The healthiest meat you can eat (~32:13)

    - The most nutritious type of milk (~36:54) 

    - How Sarah ranks grains & sweeteners (~38:44)

    - Does alcohol have any nutritional value? (~43:11)

    - What to do with Nutrivore information (~44:22)

    - Biggest swaps Sarah has made in her own life (~46:00)

    - How to create a nutrient-dense plate for every meal (~47:13) 

    - The pros & cons of nutrition information on social media (~49:49)


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    Referenced in the episode:

    - Sarah's book, Nutrivore

    - Follow Sarah on Instagram & TikTok

    - 5 servings of fruit & vegetables per day on mortality risk

    - Behavior (including diet/lifestyle) accounts for 40 to 50% of health outcomes


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    29 April 2024, 9:00 am
  • 42 minutes 55 seconds
    537: What we’re still getting wrong about menopause | Mary Claire Haver, M.D., board-certified OBGYN

    “Menopause is inevitable, but suffering through it is not," says Mary Claire Haver, M.D.

    Mary Claire, a board-certified OBGYN and certified menopause practitioner, joins us to discuss everything a woman needs to know during this hormonal transition and beyond, including:

    - Old vs. new menopause (~00:07)

    - Signs of peri menopause in 30s, 40s & 50s (~02:04)

    - Sleep deprivation during menopause (~05:09)

    - Menopause weight gain (~06:36)

    - How to enhance body composition as you age (~09:25)

    - Protein needs for women (~14:20)

    - The link between food & hot flashes (~16:09)

    - Pros & cons of hormone replacement therapy (~18:43)

    - How to know if you’re a good candidate for HRT (~25:02)

    - Best questions to ask your doctor (~27:23)

    - Why we should have annual midlife wellness visits (~28:28)

    - The future of menopause care (~31:23)

    - A drug that can prolong estrogen production (~33:02)

    - How to measure estrogen swings (~35:10)

    - How to be your own menopause advocate (~39:35)


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    Referenced in the episode:

    - Mary Claire's book, The New Menopause

    - The Galveston Diet

    - Follow Mary Claire on Instagram

    - mbg Podcast episode #529, with Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.

    - mbg Podcast episode #480, with Peter Attia, M.D.

    - Statins Peter mentions: PCSK9 inhibitors, Ezetimibe, and Bempedoic Acid

    - WHI study on frailty

    - A study on estrogen therapy & dementia

    - menopause.org

    - Mary Claire's Menopause Empowerment Guide

    - Tests to ask for at the doctor

    - Oviva Therapeutics


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    22 April 2024, 9:00 am
  • 56 minutes 35 seconds
    536: Underrated tips to optimize metabolism | Casey Means, M.D., Stanford-trained physician

    “Extreme food cravings are a sign from your body that you are giving it mixed messages," says Casey Means, M.D.

    Casey, a Stanford-trained physician and the co-founder of Levels, joins us to discuss everything you need to know about optimizing your metabolism, including:

    - Casey’s powerful personal story (~00:14)

    - Metabolic health markers to have on your radar (~08:34)

    - Optimal levels Casey likes to see in patients (~14:05)

    - The 6 principles of “good energy” eating (~16:24)

    - Why protein is so key in balancing energy (~26:07)

    - Why muscle mass is so protective (~32:47)

    - Casey’s go-to breakfast (~34:04)

    - Casey’s grocery list must-haves (~37:52)

    - The best blood sugar-balancing hacks (~41:16)

    - The mind-metabolism connection (~46:53)

    - Why fear mongering with food makes metabolic health worse (~51:45)


    Referenced in the episode:

    - Casey's book, Good Energy

    - mbg Podcast episode #342, with Casey

    - A survey showing 80% of people are confused about nutrition

    - A study on glucose crashes predicting hunger later in the day

    - Research on the cell danger response

    - Sign up for Casey's newsletter

    - Use code MBG to save 20% off your Wild Health membership


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    15 April 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    535: A longevity drug exists—would you take it? | Nir Barzilai, M.D., leading longevity researcher 

    “We have to spend time on our health rather than spend time on diseases," says Nir Barzilai, M.D.

    Nir, a renowned longevity researcher, joins us to discuss pharmaceutical interventions to delay aging, plus:

    - What are gerotherapeutics? (~00:19)

    - What you need to know about antagonistic nutrients (~04:25)

    - Why healthcare costs don’t have to increase as people live longer (~08:55)

    - SuperAgers vs. Blue Zones (~12:40)

    - What are some science-backed longevity genes? (~15:14)

    - The hallmarks of aging (~19:54)

    - How metformin extends longevity (~22:46)

    - Who is the right candidate for longevity drugs? (~25:03)

    - The best age to take a longevity drug (~31:55)

    - Lifestyle interventions for healthy aging (~34:17)

    - Is fasting actually necessary? (~38:18)

    - What to know about mTOR (~41:19)

    - How to test your biological age (~43:10)

    - What to do in your 20s and 30s for healthy aging (~48:16)

    - The role of mindset in aging (~53:45)

    - How repurposing drugs has saved lives (~57:45)

    - Why women have the aging advantage (~01:03:42)


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    Referenced in the episode:

    - Nir's book, Age Later

    - Nir's SuperAger study

    - The SuperAgers family study

    - Learn about the antagonistic pleiotropy hypothesis of aging

    - Nir's study on metformin & aging

    - TAME trial

    - A study on metformin & COVID outcomes

    - A study on metformin & muscle hypertrophy

    - Nir's study on organ aging

    - A study on metformin & IGF1

    - A study on centenarians & IGF1

    - Episodes #363, #217 & #170, with David Sinclair, Ph.D.

    - Episode #207, with David Fajgenbaum, M.D., MBA, M.Sc., FCPP


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    8 April 2024, 9:00 am
  • 51 minutes 9 seconds
    534: Mobility & bone-strengthening tips for women | Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S., board-certified orthopedic surgeon 

    "There is never an age or a skill level where your body will not respond to the positive energy you put into it to become healthier," says Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S.

    Vonda, a double-board-certified orthopedic surgeon, joins us to discuss the best tips to build muscle, enhance bone density, and support mobility long-term, plus:

    - How the bones & muscles talk to each other (~00:09)

    - How to assess your bone & muscle health (~02:27)

    - How to measure joint health (~09:47)

    - How to assess VO2 max (~11:56)

    - Common lifestyle activities that harm bone & joint health (~13:43)

    - The impact of surfaces on bone health over time (~18:23)

    - How women should strength train as they age (~20:27)

    - Why Vonda doesn’t prefer weight machines (~23:40)

    - How Vonda recommends splitting up workouts (~25:43)

    - Should women do cardio as they age? (~29:19)

    - The power of exercise “snacks” (~32:36)

    - Why estrogen is the “elixir of longevity” (~35:02)

    - Vonda’s nutrition philosophy (~38:21)

    - The role of mindset in extending healthspan (~41:09)

    - How Vonda recommends surgery vs. lifestyle methods (~45:31)

    - The future of orthopedics & recovery (~47:59)

    - Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power to heal yourself (~50:51)


    Referenced in the episode:

    - Vonda's lab in Orlando, FL

    - Vonda's free Strong & Courageous guide with sample workouts

    - mbg Podcast episode #514, with Stacy Sims, Ph.D.

    - Check out Vonda's books


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    1 April 2024, 9:00 am
  • 43 minutes 41 seconds
    533: What to eat (& avoid) for a healthy gut microbiome | Tim Spector, M.D., epidemiologist & microbiome expert

    "You can change your gut microbiome within about a week just by altering your diet," says Tim Spector, M.D.

    Tim, an epidemiologist, gut microbiome expert, and award-winning scientist and author, joins us to discuss his top science-backed nutrition tips, what to avoid for optimal gut health, plus:

    - What we know about the microbiome today (~00:01)

    - How to eat for an optimal gut microbiome (~01:11)

    - Why there’s no such thing as superfoods (~05:58)

    - Tim’s POV on yogurt (~08:07)

    - How a carnivore diet impacts your microbiome (~10:39)

    - Why low-fat foods are worse for your gut (~15:06)

    - How to assess the health of your microbiome (~17:43)

    - How often should you poop? (~19:43)

    - The link between gut microbiome & healthy weight (~21:27)

    - The future of an Ozempic-like probiotic (~24:51)

    - The most surprising study Tim has worked on (~26:29)

    - What Tim eats in a day for gut health (~29:58)

    - How meal timing impacts your gut microbiome (~32:32)

    - How microbiomes beyond the gut influence health (~36:35)

    - Where gut health science will be years from now (~39:56)

    - 3 gut health tips everyone should keep in mind (~43:11)


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    Referenced in the episode:

    - Tim's book, Food For Life: The New Science Of Eating Well

    - Check out ZOE

    - Blue dye study and recipe

    - A study on obesity & gut health

    - A study on twins' sugar & fat responses

    - A study on snack timing

    - Learn more about ZOE's big IF study

    - A study on the gut microbiome & melanoma


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    25 March 2024, 9:00 am
  • 56 minutes 53 seconds
    532: Why I eat 12 lbs of salmon a week | GiGi Ashworth, The Salmon Queen

    “Every single time I eat salmon, I just feel like a million bucks," says GiGi Ashworth.

    GiGi, an allergen-friendly food personality and cook affectionally known as "The Salmon Queen," joins us to discuss everything you need to know about the omega 3-rich fish, including:

    - What made GiGi fall in love with salmon? (~00:03)

    - How GiGi dealt with restrictive eating habits (~05:14)

    - What she thinks of the carnivore diet (~08:59)

    - Other seafood GiGi loves (~13:14)

    - How to know if you should get an allergy test (~14:51)

    - Why “farm-raised” is not a dirty word (~25:26)

    - How to avoid parasites in fish (~31:14)

    - What GiGi thinks about mercury exposure (~33:25)

    - GiGi’s second favorite type of seafood (~35:10)

    - How GiGi orders at restaurants (~37:14)

    - Her favorite salmon recipe (~39:16)

    - GiGi’s main goal for salmon lovers (~43:07)

    - Get to know GiGi’s husband, a PhD, actor & producer (~47:05)


    Trigger warning: This podcast contains mentions of disordered eating.


    Referenced in the episode:

    - GiGi's book, Seduced By Salmon

    - Follow GiGi on Instagram

    - GiGi's allergy test photo

    - Vivoo

    - Kvarøy Arctic, Blue Circle Foods, MOWI Salmon, and Bakkafrost


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    18 March 2024, 9:00 am
  • 53 minutes 38 seconds
    531: Is trauma the root of your health issue? | Sara Gottfried, M.D., integrative medicine doctor

    "In my practice, a significant number of people with autoimmune disease have a history of toxic stress and trauma," says Sara Gottfried, M.D.

    Sara, a Harvard- and MIT-trained integrative medicine doctor and four-time New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss the emotional triggers for autoimmune disease, plus:

    - How traditional medicine falls short with autoimmune disease (~00:02)

    - Subtle signs of an autoimmune issue (~02:25)

    - How trauma impacts your health (~04:27)

    - How to know if your health condition has emotional ties (~12:03)

    - How to identify your body’s trigger points (~16:21)

    - How stress impacts your inflammatory response (~19:07)

    - How to correctly follow an elimination diet (~23:39)

    - What Sara learned from psychedelic-assisted therapy (~27:12)

    - Why you should know your sensitivity threshold (~30:37)

    - MDMA versus ketamine-assisted therapy (~35:59)

    - The future of psychedelics in medicine (~45:29)

    - Why we shouldn’t put holistic medicine on a pedestal (~49:03)

    - How to have nuance with lifestyle & pharmaceutical methods (~52:33)

    - How to measure your ACE score & why it matters (~56:33)


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    Referenced in the episode:

    - Sara's book, The Autoimmune Cure

    - mbg Podcast episodes #486 and #340, with Sara 

    - Kaiser Permanente ACE study

    - NHANES survey on antinuclear antibodies

    - mbg Podcast episode #125, with Jason Karp

    - A 2021 study on MDMA & PTSD

    - Sara's ACE questionnaire


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    11 March 2024, 9:00 am
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