Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses how conditioning the body to heat stress through sauna use, called "hyperthermic conditioning" causes adaptations that increase athletic endurance (by increasing plasma volume and blood flow to heart and muscles) and muscle mass (by boosting levels of heat shock proteins and growth hormone). She also discusses the profound effects of hyperthermic conditioning on the brain including cognitive function.

Direct download: hyperthermic-conditioning.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

A talk originally delivered at SF Nerd Nite that discusses the interesting world of epigenetics.Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks about how to hack your genes through diet and lifestyle. Transgenerational effects of caloric restriction on longevity, B-vitamins silencing bad genes, cognitive stimulation revering neurodegenerative disease, exercise increases neurogenesis, and vitamin D controls aging.

Direct download: hack-genes-sfnerdnite.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

In this podcast we discuss and critically analyze a recent headline-grabbing editorial that was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that reviewed three studies on the topic of multivitamins and chronic disease prevention. We analyze the important shortcomings of the studies and talk about the mechanism.

Direct download: rebuttal-antivitamin.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06am EDT