Ray Cronise

Ray Cronise is a former NASA material scientist and cofounder of zero gravity, a company that offers weightless parabolic flights to consumers and researchers. The interesting thing about this interview, isn't strictly raised professional background, however, but instead his propensity towards aggressive self-experimentation.

In this episode, Ray and I discuss...

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (03:40) Ray's 23-day (and counting) water fast
  • (05:13) Using fasting and cold stress to lose weight
  • (10:44) Meeting nutritional needs over the long-term
  • (17:22) We are simultaneously overnourished and malnourished
  • (23:31) Inflammation may be the best predictor of aging
  • (29:03) What is metabolism and how do we measure it?
  • (40:22) Meal timing to optimize health
  • (01:12:04) Cold stress promotes wellness
  • (01:27:19) Similarities between cold stress and exercise
  • (01:42:27) Exercise and cold stress delay neurodegeneration
  • (01:45:13) Cold stress increases fat oxidation
  • (01:51:52) Anecdotes and fun facts about melatonin

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here.

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