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Dan Pardi

Dr. Dan Pardi researches sleep neurobiology and is a co-founder of Dan’s Plan, an online wellness and technology company.

In this episode, we discuss...

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:03:27 - Circadian rhythms are key to health
  • 00:07:07 - Artificial lights suppress melatonin production
  • 00:12:04 - Sleep clears toxins from the brain
  • 00:16:14 - Sleep deprivation increases appetite and decreases energy expenditure 
  • 00:24:09 - Sleep is critical for creating long-term memories
  • 00:31:29 - Blue light can reset circadian rhythm in the Antarctic winter
  • 00:36:57 - Long-term exercise improves sleep quality in women 
  • 00:44:43 - Sleep deprivation worsens decision-making 
  • 00:51:02 - Practices that encourage healthy sleep
  • 00:53:57 - A healthy diet supports good sleep
  • 00:59:59 - Dan’s plan bridges the gap between research and your personal health

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:09am EST

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferris is a notorious self-experimenter, three-time New York Times bestselling author, angel investor, startup advisor, and much, much, much more. 

In this episode, we discuss... 

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:02:29 - Oxytocin, vasopressin, and the neuroendocrine basis of pair bond formation
  • 00:05:54 - Tim’s self-experimentation with the ketogenic diet and the biomarkers he measures daily
  • 00:14:55 - Can a ketogenic diet reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk?
  • 00:22:14 - Inflammation accelerates aging, but is necessary for tissue repair
  • 00:26:17 - Vitamin C reduces inflammation, but may also inhibit muscle growth
  • 00:35:22 - Tim describes his experience with Lyme disease
  • 00:45:43 - Rhonda talks about her experience with MRSA and antibiotics
  • 00:48:55 - Tim’s personal experience with ketosis
  • 00:55:06 -The 4-Hour Body talks about improving your body's performance while doing less
  • 01:02:56 - How to reduce social stress by exposing yourself to similar stresses
  • 01:09:52 - Meditation can help you stay focused and improve production
  • 01:12:40- Tim Ferriss' future plans in Hollywood

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:22am EST

Jim Kean

Jim Kean is the CEO of National Pro Grid League (NPGL) and founder of WellnessFX.

In this podcast Rhonda and Jim discuss the quantified self movement and the importance of measuring biomarkers more than once, the gut's role in cholesterol and serotonin in the gut versus in the brain, about the role of exercise in preventing neuroinflammation and the effects of overtraining on sex hormones.

We also chat a bit about the psychology of constructing a new, non-gender segregated, team spectator sport and bringing it to market, the factors that separate a professional spectator sport from any other form of entertainment: including patriotism, justice, and vicariousness, the mathematical nature of the sport and the floor coach's role in monitoring athletes before they start "redlining," how NPGL teams may find new ways to tune their gameplay and find an edge on the competition in the future by stepping up the use of more advanced athlete-level analytics.

In this episode, we discuss... 

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:01:11 - Optimizing performance and health has become more accessible 
  • 00:07:18 - Frequent blood tests helped Jim find his optimal level of Vitamin D
  • 00:09:45 - Jim’s habits for optimizing insulin sensitivity and lean body mass
  • 00:11:06 - Exercise reduces inflammation caused by kynurenine
  • 00:12:16 - Exercise increases BCAA uptake by muscle, increasing serotonin in the brain
  • 00:13:33 - Jim Kean introduces the book, Grain Brain
  • 00:14:32 - Dysfunctional insulin receptors are found in Alzheimer’s disease
  • 00:16:11 - Endotoxin reacts with LDL cholesterol to form heart disease-promoting foam cells
  • 00:19:09 - How you make a successful sport
  • 00:29:13 - What is overtraining in cross-fit and what are the consequences?

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/jim-kean

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

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