Optimization for men is imperative in this environmentally toxic world. What are the key supplements an optimization-minded man should be taking? How can erectile dysfunction get addressed? How can men get rid of fat? On this episode, Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch shares on optimization tips and hacks, and his experience doing medicine all over the world.
Takeaways + Tactics
When it comes to natural testosterone boosters, none of them show anything beyond transient elevation.
If we train first thing in the morning on an empty stomach when our glucagon levels are the highest, and take hydroxycitric acid and l-carnitine, we’ll get chiseled
Tesofensine is phenomenal for weight loss.
At the start of the show, Dr. Jeffrey shared how he got started, and how optimization supplements have changed over the decades. Next, we talked about whether natural testosterone boosters work, and why you should train when your glucagon levels are high. We also discussed why Metformin is so powerful.
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Replacing testosterone is one thing, but optimizing a man’s physical, sexual and mental health is an artform that isn’t practiced by a lot of the physicians. For optimization-minded men, the fundamentals are exercise, diet and supplements. If you added testosterone, thyroid, metformin and low dose Cialis, your health will be completely dialed in.
Dr. Jeffrey is a Medical Advisor, Naturopathic Physician, Physiotherapist, and Nutritionist at Men’s Health Plus. Go to https://www.menshealthplus.com/ for more information.
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C60 is one of the most powerful optimization supplements on earth. The only challenge is, there are a lot of fraudsters claiming to sell the real thing when they aren’t. Why is this such a problem in the world of supplements? How can we identify reputable sources and sellers so we don’t waste our money? What are the benefits of C60? On this episode, SES Research co-founder and C60 expert, Chris Burres shares why C60 is a key optimization supplement and where to buy it.
Genuine C60 should dissolve and turn purple when you put it in into sunflower seed oil.
Most scientific studies are done with the intention to come to a specific conclusion, which is the opposite of science.
Because people aren’t protecting themselves from blue screens and devices, we don’t get into restorative, deep, polyphasic sleep, which is where we release growth hormone.
If you’re looking for legitimate sellers of C60, don’t buyer from a company that only sells on Amazon, and has no website or physical address. When you’re dealing with a legitimate company, you can call them and have an intelligent conversation.
At the start of the show, Chris shared how he got started, and how to find reputable C60 sellers. We talked about red flags that tell you a seller is selling fake supplements. We also discussed why so many studies shouldn’t be trusted.
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What makes C60 special is that there’s nothing quite like it. There’s no other supplement that gives you energy throughout the day and helps you sleep better at night. But in this “buyer beware” era it can be hard knowing that you’re actually buying the real thing. It’s so important to do you homework and buy from companies that have validity. If you buy the real thing, and you incorporate it into your life, you will be in the best health of your life.
Chris is an entrepreneur, Co-Owner of SES Research Inc and Owner and Operator of eWebResults.com. https://www.sesres.com/. To buy their product, My Vital C, go to https://www.myvitalc.com/jay/. Use the coupon code, TOTREV to get $15 off.
To learn about the most reputable places to buy C60, watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkXfOUOZo1M.
When it comes to life extension and optimization, peptides are a game changer. How do peptides work and why are they crucial to healing and cell regeneration? How can we reconcile what we know now about cell biology and how we attack disease and aging? What are the best peptides to use and how can we optimize our peptide use? On this episode, I’m honored to be joined by orthopedic surgeon, leading sports medicine physician, and game-changing performance optimizing master-mind, Dr. William Seeds. He shares powerful insights on the peptide revolution and how they are changing the face of medicine.
Aging is the #1 risk factor in health. When a cell deteriorates and fails to start the process of autophagy, it goes into senescence. Peptides can interrupt this process.
The immune system is paramount. Many health process breakdowns are caused by a problem in the immune system.
From age 30, there’s a slow down in the production of growth hormone and IGF.
Exposing the brain and the body to constant stimulation of growth hormone can do more harm than good to a patient.
At the start of the show, Dr. Seeds shares on the use of peptides in professional sport, and how peptides actually work. Next, we talked about how long it will take for medical system to actually benefit people. Dr. Seeds also shared on his favorite peptides, how he uses them and the health issues they solve.
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Thanks to the advancement of optimization medicine, we finally have the biotechnology to extend our lives and use biotechnology to reverse or control the effects of aging. Through peptides, we give the body the ability to do what it did well when we were younger, and give it that chance to do it well as we age. Peptides aren’t about cheating the health code or enhancing performance, they are about repairing and restoring our bodies. Every aspect of our bodies and our health can be completely changed by peptides.
Dr. Seeds is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and physician specializing in all aspects of sports medicine and total joint treatments. With over 22 years of experience, Dr. Seeds is focused on providing the most innovative results to those seeking to maximize their performance, relieve injuries, and live a healthy lifestyle. Go to https://drseeds.com/ for more information.
When it comes to building muscle and gains, many people won’t tell you what it’s like to be so big that you break car seats.
How does weighing 315 pounds impact sleep, clothing, and body temperature?
What are some of the other unforeseen challenges that come with being a massive bodybuilder?
On this episode, I continue my conversation with legendary bodybuilder, and CEO and Founder of RxMuscle.com, Dave Palumbo, who talks about what it felt like being a 315-pound ripped bodybuilder, and how going through challenging legal issues led him to find his purpose.
When it comes to building muscle, many people fail to achieve results because of incorrect form, and they fail to learn the biochemical techniques of bodybuilding. What are some of the key ways to make sure you’re achieving peak performance? What does it take to transform your body significantly? How can we make sure we’re activating our muscles at the right level? On this episode, I’m joined by professional bodybuilder, and CEO and Founder of RxMuscle.com, Dave Palumbo, who shares how he became a 315-pound ripped bodybuilder.
If you eat a lot of food without creating the stimulus for muscle building, you can take all the drugs in the world but it won’t do anything.
Squat, bench and row: if you learn to do these things well, you will build muscle.
Poke the muscle you’re supposed to be working so that you can have mind-muscle connection.
At the start of the show, Dave shared how he got started, and how he made the switch from lean runner, to a world-class bodybuilder. Next, we talked about how his life as an endurance runner contributed to his results in gaining muscle. We talked about some of the causes of people being so misinformed about weight training.
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The fundamentals of bodybuilding are impeccable form, achieving the full range of motion, and controlling the weights you lift. The problem is, many people in the gym won’t be able to learn the neurological patterning that is necessary to contract muscle fibers, and as a result, they never get any gains. You have to learn and train with someone in person; someone who knows what they are doing. Focusing just on getting more reps and sets won’t get you anywhere.
Dave Palumbo is a retired bodybuilder, and the CEO and Founder of RxMuscle.com. Go to https://davepalumbo.com/ for more information.
The human body has its own inflammation signalling system that we can optimize in order to heal ourselves. Why does the sick care system’s way of dealing with inflammation actually destroy this system? How does regenerative medicine work? What are the different types of regenerative tools and which ones are best? On this episode, I’m joined by Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation founder, Dr. Roy “Buzz” Korth, who shares on the approaches of regenerative medicine and how they can be employed to heal the body.
Testosterone deficiency has more to do with stress levels than age nowadays.
Through inflammation, the body begins a process of healing itself through stem cells and growth factors. When people take pain medication, they get rid of the pain, but they also stop the process of healing.
Stem cells need oxygen to release growth factors. The areas that degenerate are tendons, ligaments and joints and that’s because after puberty, those areas don’t get circulation.
At the start of the show, Dr. Roy talked about the state of veteran healthcare, and the correlation between stress and hormone deficiencies. Next, we talked about why inflammation can actually be a good thing, and the process of extracting and getting stem cells. We also talked about the difference between stem cell grades and uses.
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The biggest issue we have in healthcare right now is that the so-called solutions to problems are nothing more than Band-Aids, quick fixes and short-term patches that don’t fix the root causes. This is where regenerative medicine comes in. It leans heavily on the fact that the body has the ability to heal itself, and if we get the right tools, we can help them regenerate. Pain and inflammation are warning signs and a signal that triggers the body’s stem cells and growth factors which will heal any wound. When we take pain medicine, SSRI’s and all the other quick fixes, we don’t actually solve the real issue. By employing the right tools, we can actually address what’s really at the core.
Dr. Roy “Buzz” Korth has dedicated his life to empowering people to live healthier lives. He has been practicing since 1998 after graduating with honors from The University of Florida and then Life University. He is the founder of Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a unique concept in health care that combines medical providers with chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists all under one roof. He is also the founder of Med Fusion. Med Fusion is a healthcare consulting company that focuses on bringing the latest technologies to healthcare providers just like the ones he employs at Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also the founder of Veterans in Pain. For more information, go to https://buckeyepmrgrovecity.com/ or https://veteransinpain.org/. To get in touch, phone 614.562.9110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the biggest crises in health right now is the low levels of sperm count and fertility in young men, and the question of what the clinical community can do about it. Why are we experiencing such a decline in the reproductive potential of men who should be in their prime? Does testosterone therapy need to be at super-therapeutic levels all the time? How can men on testosterone therapy still maintain their fertility? On this episode, I’m joined by the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the University of Miami, Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, who talks about how to improve the reproductive health of men.
The reasons we’re experiencing low sperm count in young men are obesity, environmental influences, stress, and social media.
Short-acting testosterone is better for fertility and reproductive potential because it mimics the body’s natural pulsativity.
The reason testosterone therapy affects fertility and blocks metagenesis is because if it’s used over a long term, it blocks FSH and LH.
The restorative protocol for people who took supra-physiological doses of testosterone for long periods of time is HCG and clomiphene to jumpstart testosterone and sperm production.
At the start of the show, Dr. Ramasamy shared how he got started, and what’s causing the crisis in male fertility right now. Next, we talked about why the biggest battle in the clinical optimization space is misinformation, and why it’s equally important to educate consumers as much doctors. We also talked about why faster-acting testosterone is better for improving fertility, and why the insurance-attached prescribing community is so afraid of testosterone.
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For the last few decades, testosterone therapy has opted for long-acting preparations, but the problem is that it has impacted the reproductive potential of many men. When it comes to fertility, maintaining testicular size, and reproductive potential, the pendulum has to swing back to a shorter acting form to mimic the body’s natural physiology. That way, we can help men boost fertility and improve their health.
The rise and prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders is alarming, and the healthcare industry is doing nothing about it. Why is Big Pharma letting this crisis worsen? What nutritional solutions can we put in place to start solving this issue? On this episode I’m joined by Dr. John Lewis, the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of Nurish.Me, to talk about the products his company develops and how they are helping people regain cognitive functioning.
At the start of the show, Dr. Lewis talked about the importance of taking care of your health, and why he chose a plant-based diet. We talked about why Big Pharma would prefer the state of health to remain the same. We also discussed polysaccharides and why they are so important. Towards the end, we discussed the connection between the lack of weight training and the health issues Baby Boomers experience. Dr. Lewis also talked about his Alzheimer’s study.
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The medical system is built to keep people sick for years so that they will constantly pay for medication, run out of money, and pass on bad behaviors to the younger generation. This is why Big Pharma has not stepped in with a meaningful solution to the neurodegenerative disorder problem: there’s no financial incentive for them to do so. There are other solutions however, in the form of enhanced nutrition with polysaccharides. These sugars have been extremely powerful in patients regaining their cognitive functioning and neuroplasticity. They have helped many people start getting their minds back, and we could save the masses by making itt a widespread treatment plan.
Dr. Lewis is the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of Nurish.Me. His work spans many years in the conduct of studies in nutrition, dietary supplements, exercise, medical devices, and health promotion. Go to https://www.nurish.me/ for more info about the products.
Exposure to healthy light is one of the most underestimated therapies in our mission to become optimized. Why is red light therapy one of the most effective ways to get this treatment, and what are the mechanisms that make it work so well? How can we make sure we’re using the right kind of devices for red light therapy? On this episode I’m joined by Scott Nelson, the founder of light therapy company called Joovv. He shares how their devices work, their benefits, and why light therapy is so beneficial.
Healthy wavelengths of light in the right dosages are incredibly beneficial for our health in so many areas. -Scott Nelson
At the start of the show, Scott shared on how Joovv got started, how modern living has decreased our exposure to healthy light, and the impact it has had on our overall health. Next, we talked about some of the benefits of red light therapy, including improving the skin and cognitive function. We talked about how to identify a good red light therapy device, red light therapy and its impact on our eyes, as well as how to determine the coverage of a device.
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The variety of health optimization benefits we gain by using light therapy are simple but incredibly underestimated. Red light therapy reduces joint pain and inflammation, and it improves muscle recovery and peak athletic performance. But not every device that promises these benefits actually delivers, and we have to be very careful about what we buy. You’re looking for coverage, therapeutic power ranges, and metrics substantiated and validated by third parties.
Scott is a medtech enthusiast, sales and marketing practitioner, and the founder of Joovv. For more information about the product range, go to https://joovv.com/, and if you want to learn more about the science of red light therapy, go to https://joovv.com/pages/learn.
The greatest barrier to optimization isn’t just the structures of the healthcare industry, but also the attitudes and mindsets so many people have towards it. Why is it dangerous to be so dogmatic about how healthcare should work? What are some of the things we need to align in order to be healthier? What are some of the challenges doctors face as they switch from the traditional healthcare system to optimization? On this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Bonner who shares how he left the sick care system and why he isn’t looking back.
At the beginning of the show, Dr. Bonner shared how he got started, and what led him down the path of optimization personally and professionally. Next, we talked about why it’s so challenging to switch from traditional medical training to functional medicine. We also discussed about why Big Pharma can be blamed for all the issues in healthcare.
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For many physicians who have been trained on the sick-care model, the idea of leaving that system is something they would never dare to do. Not only does it expose them to judgement, and possible financial setbacks, it also goes against every single thing they are taught in medical school. Most of these people are just too set in their ways, too dogmatic and too afraid to change; but as the optimization becomes more necessary, these people will get left behind.
Dr. Bonner is a board-certified anesthesiologist and Functional Health Physician. After being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that was not well addressed within the acute care model practiced in the United States, his foundation of medical knowledge was shaken. Dissatisfied with the potential side effects of the treatment prescribed by my endocrinologist, he looked to alternative therapies. Go to https://thewelldoc.com/ for more information and check out Dr. Bonner’s YouTube channel.
People are constantly encouraged to lift weights, but often the methods and equipment they use fail to change their physique and even cause injury. What is at the root of inefficient weight lifting that plagues so many workouts? How can you get your central nervous system to help you build muscle? What is the X3 Bar, and why it is the secret to growing muscle and reducing joint pain?
On this episode, I’m joined by author, entrepreneur and founder of the X3 Bar, Dr. John Jaquish, who shares how his invention is making a real impact in helping people grow stronger.
Being strong and lean are the two biggest determinants of long life. -Dr. John Jaquish
At the start of the show, John shared what led to the creation of The X3 Bar, and why triggering adaptation in older people is so powerful. Next, we talked about the lessons John learned from gymnasts and why people are more powerful in the impact-ready range of motion. We discussed how to communicate with the central nervous system, and how the X3 Bar triggers androgen receptor sensitivity.
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Going to the gym shouldn’t just be about how much we lift, but about contracting our muscles so that they grow. If our weightlifting is overloading our joints and underloading our muscle, there’s so much potential we’re leaving on the table. How we lift weights needs to help our central nervous system increase growth hormone. To do that you need to train at the right intensity in impact-ready positions. The body is incredibly efficient if we know exactly how to train it.
John Jaquish, PhD, is an author and the inventor of the most effective bone density building medical device, which has reversed osteoporosis for thousands and created more powerful and fracture resistant athletes. His devices were put into production, and has since been placed in over 300 clinics worldwide. Osteogenic loading has now helped over 20,000 individuals with their bone health. For more information, go to https://www.x3bar.com.
Everybody in the health world talks about the importance of protein, but it still remains grossly misunderstood. What is amino acid utilization, and what does it mean for us? What are the best foods for amino acid utilization? What happens when you don't get enough essential amino acids as it relates to protein turnover, healing, anabolism effect with training?
On this episode, I’m joined by legendary physician, author and founder of LifeWorks Medical Center, BodyHealth, and PerfectAmino, Dr. David Minkoff, who shares the truth about protein we all should know about.
We need healthy food and supplements so we can change the trend of society and the planet to save us from extinction. -Dr. David Minkoff
At the start of the show, Dr. David shared how he got started in alternative healthcare, and how his wife’s experience with mercury toxicity led him down that path. Next, we talked about whether autoimmune disorders are being caused by toxic particulates, and why all that has a lot to do with gut health and the intestines. We talked about proteins, amino acid utilization, and the best sources of protein.
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The body’s ability to utilize the protein it digests isn’t just about eating any protein, it’s about eating the right kind of protein. Protein is made up of smaller units called amino acids, and in order to get the full benefit of utilization, you have to remember that not all amino acids are created equal. One gram of protein in one food isn’t the same as a gram in another, and you have to be extremely discerning about the protein you choose, because it determines how your body recovers, and how the amino acids reassemble. If you’re an athlete, a bodybuilder this is incredibly important. Remember, casein, collagen, egg whites, and BCAAs are not good enough proteins to perform the necessary functions and you can never go wrong with whole eggs.
Dr. Minkoff is a 42-time full-Ironman triathlete, having qualified and competed at the Kona World Championships 8 times. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, Dr. Minkoff’s interest in alternative and complimentary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which as become one of the largest alternative medical clinics in the US. Furthermore, his search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to found BodyHealth in 2000, to provide a resource for thousands of doctors to give them the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Dr. Minkoff continues as the medical director for his thriving medical practice while lecturing at national conferences annually, appearing as a guest on TV, radio and podcasts. He writes two weekly newsletters while also continuing his training for Ironman Triathlon. Go to http://www.lifeworkswellnesscenter.com/ for more information or https://www.bodyhealth.com/ to buy the products. To buy David’s book The Search for the Perfect Protein, go to https://geni.us/perfectprotein.
One of the biggest issues in the nutrition conversation is that people are misinformed about what helps and what hurts their bodies. Why is it dangerous for us to be too restrictive in what we eat? How can we avoid thyroid deficiencies? Why is it so important to dial-in our sleep? On this episode, I’m honored to be joined by professional bodybuilder and Vertical Diet founder, Stan Efferding, who talks about the health issues many mainstream diets cause and how his diet rectifies them.
Optimization is the collaboration between sleep, hydration, nutrition, and training; but sleep is the mothership. -Stan Efferding
At the start of the show, Stan talked about how he got started and the biggest problem he sees with a lot of people when it comes to nutrition and weight loss: being misinformed and looking for shortcuts. Next, we talked about some of the health issues women face when they restrict their diets, and the problem with taking salt out of your diet. Stan also shared how his diet helps athletes eat based on their body’s needs.
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The hard truth about staying healthy is that the basics like sleep, hydration, and nutrition are necessary but boring. As a result, people jump onto the more exciting elements like performance enhancing drugs and trendy diet programs which end up doing more harm than good. To be optimized, you have to fuel the body to meet its energy demands and very often that means being flexible rather than restrictive. Don’t just focus on macronutrients, because micronutrients are also key. If you can be disciplined and consistent with the right kind of nutrition, you will truly be healthy— not just healthy-looking on the surface.
Stan Efferding is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder, a World Record Holding Powerlifter and founder of the Vertical Diet. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in competition. Stan holds the title as the World’s Strongest Bodybuilder.
Stan studied Exercise Science at the University of Oregon and has been training high school, Collegiate, and Professional athletes for over 25 years.Stan conducts seminars all over the country for various sports and nutrition and training techniques. He has appeared in many magazines and writes for Muscular Development, Flex Magazine and Power Magazine.Stan is also a successful Entrepreneur having built three different start-up businesses into multi-million dollar companies. Go to https://stanefferding.com/ for more information.
Hair thinning and loss can have a negative impact on a man’s confidence, and often the people dealing with it don’t know what to do. What are some of the biggest strides medicine and surgery have made in solving this issue? How can laser light therapy, PRP, also be used to help? What does the treatment process entail? On this episode, leading hair transplant surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman shares on solutions for androgenetic alopecia.
Laser light therapy is a non-chemical, non-invasive and side-effect-free way to get better hair growth. -Dr. Alan Bauman
At the start of the show, Dr. Alan shared how he got started, and why hair restoration doesn’t have to be painful. Next, we talked about how hair loss can impact your self-esteem and the use of low-level laser devices to regenerate growth. We also discussed whether all men on TRT will experience hair thinning or loss.
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Losing hair is a challenge that leaves many people feeling like their youth and vitality is slipping away, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Investing in a laser light is one way you can start to get your hair back. If you buy a good quality one, it will last decades. PRP is another worthy solution that can help regenerate hair growth, but time is of the essence. For any androgenetic alopecia, if you want to save the maximum amount of hair, get started soon if you want the best result over time.
Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who founded his medical practice in Boca Raton, FL in 1997 and has treated nearly 20,000 patients and performed over 8,000 hair transplant surgeries to date. He is the founder, CEO and medical director at Bauman Medical. For more information, go to https://www.baumanmedical.com/.
People are struggling to access hormone therapy all over the world. What are the benefits of TOT that it’s critics don’t seem to see? What options are available for those who genuinely want to optimize their health? On this episode, Sam Cook and Michael Kocsis of Balance my Hormones are here to discuss the options available in the UK.
TRT should be the first line of defense for treatment of anything. -Jay Campbell
At the start of the episode, we discussed how TRT is viewed in Europe in general, and the UK in particular. We then spoke about the different options men have for optimization- namely, injections or topical cream. After discussing the merits of each, we agreed that there is a need for treatments to be prescribed according to each individual’s biochemical needs.
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The TOT revolution is only just beginning. There is still considerable pushback all over the world, and doctors continue to shy away from TOT because their training has not taught them enough about hormones. However, there is hope for the future. More and more people are able to access the correct information about optimization. Plus, private sector TOT in the UK is surprisingly affordable. The revolution is in its early stages, but will only gain momentum as it progresses.
Michael Kocsis is the founder and Managing Director at Balance My Hormones Ltd. Michael is passionate about helping people with their hormone imbalances, so that they can become the best versions of themselves. Michael is at the forefront of the TRT revolution.
Sam Cook of Balance My Hormones Ltd strongly believes that patient experience is of huge importance. While he acknowledges that social media has become important to businesses, Sam advocates for giving patients the best possible care they can get.
To get hold of Sam and Michael and to find out more about Balance My Hormones, head to: www.balancemyhormones.co.uk
We’re taught how to take care of ourselves when we’re sick, but not how to prevent it from happening in the first place. How does our society lead us to believe that we need to live unhealthy lifestyles? Which bad habits are we developing because they’re seen as ‘normal’? On this episode, I’m joined by the host of ‘The Lifting Dermatologist’ Youtube channel, Dr. Steven Devos, to discuss the lies we’ve been taught about a normal lifestyle.
In most countries, medical schools do not teach students about hormones, prevention, or nutrition at all.
People who are genuinely concerned about their health are repeatedly demonized and ‘fit shamed’ for not abiding by unhealthy norms.
Enjoyment has been prioritized in our societies, and we’ve been taught that genuine enjoyment comes from unhealthy foods.
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Almost everything the general public knows about so-called ‘healthcare’ comes from doctors. Those doctors are influenced by pharmaceutical companies, and it’s fair to say a large portion of them prescribe medication unnecessarily. Often, a lot of the things you’re treating with medication could also be solved by a lifestyle shift. Focus on keeping yourself healthy and block out the noise that suggests you should ‘enjoy’ yourself with unhealthy habits. Real enjoyment comes when you’re at your healthiest, most optimized self.
Dr. Steven Devos is a dermatologist based in Belgium. Having started his journey with testosterone therapy because of his inability to access hormones, today he is an advocate for using testosterone for body optimization. Dr. Devos started his own YouTube channel and has received amazing feedback for his phenomenal content.
With so many studies proving the importance and efficacy of testosterone, it’s infuriating when doctors don’t seem to take note. Why are so many medical professionals refusing to use testosterone in patients? Are any of the supposed risks even valid? On this episode, I’m joined by board-certified urologist and epigenetics expert, Dr. Tracy Gapin.
A lot of the supposed risks of using testosterone therapy are entirely false. For example, while testosterone was thought to be linked to prostate cancer, studies have shown that men with too little testosterone actually have a higher risk.
Medical schools do not teach students about the benefits of testosterone. This is a major reason why so many doctors don’t use it— they simply don’t have enough knowledge.
Testosterone has a bad reputation in the medical field because it has been misused for financial gain.
At the start of the episode, Dr. Tracy Gapin explained why he believes the current healthcare model is broken. He explained why he’s looking into preventative and proactive medicine, rather than waiting to get sick before finding solutions. We then spoke about why the medical industry needs to start looking at healthcare more holistically, and we shared observations on the depiction of testosterone in the media and in literature.
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For many doctors, the choice not to use testosterone therapeutically comes from a lack of knowledge, rather than bad intentions. Medical schools do not provide adequate knowledge of hormones. The reality is, there are so many factors involved in proactive medicine- from examining lifestyle to tailoring hormones to the patient’s needs. We need to take a more holistic approach to maintaining our health.
Dr. Tracy Gapin is a board-certified urologist and epigenetics expert. He’s the founder of Sarasota Prostate Care, as well as Smart Men’s Health. Dr Gapin is passionate about teaching people to live with intention and reclaim their health by focussing on their nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset.
To find out more about Dr Tracy Gapin, head to: www.drtracygapin.com
You can also download his e-book on health optimization at: www.ddgeblueprint.com
Many men are under the impression that high levels of estrogen are a bad thing, and have started taking AI’s as a result. Where does this assumption come from? Is there any truth to it at all? On this episode, medical research pioneer, Russ Scala is back to talk about the problem with prevailing views of estrogen.
Blocking estrogen is one of the most dangerous things you can do to your body. By taking AI’s- even in tiny doses- you’ll damage your endothelial lining.
High estrogen levels do not exist. What is often misconstrued as high estrogen levels is actually high insulin, obesity and visceral fat.
A lot of what has come to be accepted about estrogen comes from the bodybuilding industry, not the medical industry. Make sure you’re concentrating on biological facts.
At the start of the episode, Russ and I discussed how paying attention to hormones could help doctors cure multiple ailments. We discussed that the reason doctors don’t pay attention to hormones is because basic biology doesn’t suit pharmaceutical companies’ business models. Both of us agreed that the sheer amount of disinformation online is further affecting the way we value estrogen.
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So much of what we’ve come to accept as normal comes from completely inaccurate theories. The popularity of online groups, frequented by body builders taking AI’s, means that those genuinely seeking advice are likely to be given false information. This is further complicated by the fact that a lot of doctors, backed up by pharmaceutical companies, are sharing disinformation for their financial gain. At the end of the day, what we need to do is be educated so that we can take care of ourselves- because no one else will.
Russ is the founder of Scala Precision Health. Coming from a family with a strong history in the medical industry, Russ became involved on the business during his teen years. After serving as a paramedic in the fire department in Central Florida, and the Orlando SWAT team, Russ has gone on to research health in athletes and now, everyday people. With access to testing facilities, research labs and more, Russ is now widely regarded as a medical research pioneer.
To find out more about Russ, head to: www.scalaprecisionhealth.com
You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel: Russ Scala.
For men today, we encounter so much in our day-to-day trying to get our attention, leading us away from our innate, raw, masculine essence. Why is it so important to reconnect with our physicality? Why are practices like meditation and changing your languaging so beneficial in optimization? On this episode, I’m joined by founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, Nick Gregoriades. We have a deep conversation about what we can do to overcome our “lizard brain” thinking and all the things that hold us back.
Martial arts allows men to channel their masculine energy and tap into their physicality in a way that the modern existence doesn’t allow for.
Testosterone, optimized hormones, and meditation are the edge of getting back that innate masculine presence.
If you’re not centered physically, that is reflected in the spirit.
Most people’s minds are so busy, distracted and splintered, they need to meditate and silence their minds for at least 40 minutes.
Nick and I discussed how martial arts can help you overcome your ego, and the importance of being physically centered. Next, we talked about meditation and why most people need to practice it for at least 40 minutes a day. We also discussed plant medicine and the insights Nick got from taking it, and how language and words can limit your reality. We also talked about dark nights of the soul, hitting rock bottom and why that is so necessary in spiritual development.
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With so many things competing for our attention, clogging our brains and blocking our spiritual growth and development, it’s so important for us to ground ourselves physically. The body and the spirit are connected, and any time we neglect the body, we also compromise our souls. What also gets in the way are practices that are constructed by ego and greed. The way to win the game is to overcome those instincts and do the inner work. If we’re committed to taking the action and staying the course, we can achieve incredible things.
Nick is the founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood and host of the podcast of the same name. To get in touch email email@example.com or go to Jhttps://www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com/ for more information.
Sleep deprivation leads to so many biological system defects, and nothing impacts it as badly as our excessive exposure to artificial blue light. What are the biggest sources of this blue light, and how does it differ from natural blue light? What does it do to our health, and what can we do about it? How does alcohol consumption also affect our health and ability to sleep properly? On this episode, I’m joined by Swanwick Sleep founder, James Swanwick, who shares on his work helping people improve their sleep, how he got into making fashionable blue light blockers, and why he became alcohol-free.
At the start of the show, James shared on his background, and we talked about why sleep is so important. We covered why it’s essential for replenishing and restoring the body, the difference between natural and artificial blue light, and how the latter negatively impacts our bodies. James shared the story of how he started his blue blocker company and all the other health-related work he does.
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Nature intends us to get 6-8 hours of good quality sleep every night, but the man-made stuff we use daily is compromising our sleep and our health. Sleep is essential for so many biological functions and systems, and if we don’t prioritize it, we’re doing a lot of harm. Artificial blue light tricks our bodies into thinking that it’s daytime all the time, meaning we won’t produce the melatonin we need. Don’t underestimate what this does to your whole body and the long-term negative effects. Ultimately, you want to put your best foot forward and that’s impossible without good sleep.
James is the founder of Swanwick Sleep, Swannies Blue Light Blockers, the 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge and Project 90. He is also a New York-based ESPN anchor on SportsCenter, author of ‘Insider Journalism Secrets’ and co-founder of international agency, Crocmedia. He has been a print or TV journalist for 20 years, writing for newspapers and magazines in the US, UK and Australia. These include Associated Press, Sky Sports, ESPN, WPLJ radio, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Daily Telegraph, The Sun, Sky Movie Channel, Q104FM, Loaded magazine, Woman’s Day, The Courier-Mail and much more. Go to http://jamesswanwick.com/, https://www.swanwicksleep.com/ for more information.
To join the 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge, go to http://30daynoalcoholchallenge.com/.
If you’re an entrepreneur and want to join the 90-day No Alcohol Challenge for Entrepreneurs go to http://jamesswanwick.com/project90.
One of the most amazing developments in medicine is stem cell therapy and our ability to use life itself to regenerate our bodies. What are some of the conditions that can be treated with stem cell therapy? Is stem cell treatment safe and legal?
On this episode, I’m joined by regenerative medicine expert and Chara Biologics founder, Dr. Joy Kong. We discuss her work with stem cell therapy and how it can help people stay healthy and regenerate their bodies.
At the start of the show, Dr. Joy Kong shares how she got to where she is now, and how she aims to integrate different types of medicine. Next she shared more information on stem cell therapy including how legal it is, if the FDA regulations are justified, and the use of stem cell therapy for cardiovascular issues.
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Stem cell therapy is the future of health and regenerative medicine, but right now the medical industry is just not open-minded enough to adopt it yet. As a result, this movement is largely patient-driven, as doctors are more reluctant than their own patients. Medicine often lags behind the science, and this leaves people unable to access treatments that could make a huge difference in their lives.
Joy Kong, M.D. is the founder of Chara Biologics, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge regenerative medicine products in the US and the global market. Dr. Kong is an anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist, and the president of Thea Center for Regenerative Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Go to https://www.charabiologics.com/ for more information. Call the clinic on 888-906-4450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
So many people are jumping on the low calorie bandwagon, without knowing that they are sabotaging their metabolism and general health. What factor causes a huge amount of diet failure? What is metabolic flexibility, and why is it what we should be implementing into our health and nutrition? Why is jumping into an aggressive diet and exercise program one of the worst things you can do?
On this episode, Bob Brown is back to share on why we shouldn’t become focused on only one method for weight loss and fitness, and why we need to be flexible in our calorie intake.
At the start of the show, Ben shared on why he transitioned out of the supplement space and his issues with the supplement industry. We talked about the importance of establishing your values and non-negotiables in your life, and working on being the most functional version of yourself. We also talked about why it’s difficult to find a diet and nutritional method that’s going to work consistently.
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The problem with a lot of the diet and nutrition programs we use is that they lack flexibility and balance meaning that the metabolism swings too far, and that’s when people start to experience difficulties in energy, hunger, libido, cognitive function, sleep, and digestion. Instead of focusing on jumping into an aggressive exercise program, it’s better to focus on your nutritional and lifestyle behaviour and the things that help manage their hormonal output because that’s what will create a caloric deficit in a healthier way. We have to maintain balance within a flexible environment so we don’t go too far down one path because that doesn’t do anything for our bodies.
Ben is the owner of BSL Nutrition, an online nutrition & fitness consulting business specializing in designing individualized nutrition, lifestyle, and strength training programs for highly driven men (and a few brave women). Go to https://www.bslnutrition.com/ for more information or follow @bslnutrition for more information.
The best way to sum up our existence right now is that the environment is conspiring against us. What are the telltale signs that we’re in deep trouble? Why is optimization really the only way we can fight back? How does testosterone completely change you for the better?
On this episode, my friend and mentee, Daniel Kelly is back to talk about his book Optimized Under 35, his own journey to optimization and why the work we’re doing is so necessary.
At the start of the show, Daniel shared why his book is such a passion project and his life pre-testosterone and post-testosterone. Next, we talked about how your spirituality shifts with optimization, and how bad lifestyle choices lead to a testosterone deficiency. We also discussed the importance of reducing stress.
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We are dealing with a widespread, undocumented and wholly acknowledged disaster among young males. This isn’t a conspiracy theory; this is admitted, substantiated, and documented science. It’s past time for us to be debating whether optimization is good or not, because frankly, it’s the only weapon we have to claw back our health and fertility. Testosterone is the lifeblood molecule that is essential to overall health, and the sooner we give it to more people in need of it, the higher our chance of saving humanity.
Daniel is the author of the upcoming book Optimized Under 35 and contributor on totrevolution.com. Find him on Twitter @danielkellytrt and to join his life to find out about the book, go to http://optimizedunder35.com/.
One of the things we underestimate is the interconnectedness of our global habits, behaviors and phases in culture with hormones like testosterone and dopamine. How can we map The Age of Enlightenment, The Great Depression, and even the progressive virus we see today alongside the solar patterns and hormone levels? Is there a solution to this?
On this episode, I’m joined by researcher, author and independent scholar, Roy Barzilai who shares on a very overlooked field of study that is vital to understanding our society and the challenges we’re facing.
If we neglect or abandon the science of hormones and solar cycles and how it shapes our history, character and personality, we will remain impotent to doing anything about it. -Roy Barzilai
At the start of the show, Roy shared on his background and how taking a reductionist approach has destroyed the scientific establishment. Next, we talked about the cycles of history and why hormones play such a huge role in that. We also discussed how bad the next economic crash will be, and the link between increased addiction and low numbers of mood hormones.
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We have a lack of hormonal balance in our society which is causing massive and far reaching issues in how we relate to each other, and how the world functions as a whole. In the past, increased solar activity increased enlightenment because of rising testosterone, serotonin and dopamine. Now the opposite is happening. With declining rates in mood hormones there isn’t much to motivate and make us happy. This doesn’t mean it out of our control though, we have to pay attention to these patterns to know how to change them.
Roy Barzilai is an independent scholar, researcher and author of Sex Wars - How Hormones Drive Gender, Race, & Culture Conflicts and two other books. By exploring the intellectual history of Western civilization, Roy seeks to reach a greater understanding of the human mind.
As a financial analyst for more than a decade, Roy became aware of the herd mentality in financial markets. He studied the Wave Principle of Human Social Behavior and the new science of Socionomics, focusing on how change in social mood affects society, its ideas, philosophy, culture, and economy. To learn more and to get Roy’s books, go to https://testosteronecivilization.com/ for more information.
From not optimizing ourselves, to drinking alcohol and not being devotional, there are so many things blocking our consciousness as a society. How does drinking block our own self-awareness and personal development? What is causing so many people to be disenchanted, depressed and anxious?
On this episode, I’m joined by my good friend, author of the Better Than The Binge, and founder of Renew Health RX, Adam Lamb, who talks about his journey of quitting alcohol, growing as a person and getting optimized.
If you drink to intoxication often, you have a drinking problem. -Adam Lamb
At the start of the show, Adam shared on his story and his journey, the recent surgery he went through and what caused it. We talked about why so many people in America aren’t devotional, and the importance of having faith and believing in something. We also discussed how social drinking is one of the biggest issues we have in modern society. Towards the end, we talked about hormone optimization, the importance of client follow up and how pharma and insurance have meddled and messed things up.
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A lot of people in this world have so much anxiety, disenchantment, despair and self-destruction because they have misunderstanding of life and how it works. The good things in our lives; the success, the happiness and the health takes hard work, it doesn’t happen instantly. And when we rely on things like alcohol, unhealthy habits and being in denial about our need to delve into the devotional, we just delay our own progress and success. When we fix these things, that’s when we truly become free, and get the best results in our lives.
Adam is the founder of Renew Life Rx, and the author of Better Than the Binge: Eliminate Alcohol From Your Life. To get in touch and learn more, go to https://www.renewliferx.com/, to get the book, go to https://betterthanthebinge.com/.