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...

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:03:40 - Ray's 23-day (and counting) water fast
  • 00:05:13 - Using fasting and cold stress to lose weight
  • 00:10:44 - Meeting nutritional needs over the long-term
  • 00:17:22 - We are simultaneously overnourished and malnourished
  • 00:23:31 - Inflammation may be the best predictor of aging
  • 00:29:03 - What is metabolism and how do we measure it?
  • 00:40:22 - 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

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