We’re currently living in a toxic society: culturally, physically, emotionally and mentally. Between the sick care model, the war on masculinity, addiction and unhealthy habits, something has to be done. What is the unholy alliance that has culturally created this mess? How is biology uniting with culture and totally destroying our young men? Why is it so important for us to do regular mental work? On this episode, I am honored and humbled to be joined by Dr. Michael Miletic as we go in-depth with these issues and topics.
This is a lifelong pursuit of making ourselves better and making our attachments to the rest of the world better. -Dr. Michael Miletic
At the start of the show, Dr. Miletic shared his story and how his interest in medicine was inspired by his mother’s illness. He also shared on how he got injured just before going to the Olympics and how he pulled himself out of depression when it happened. We talked about how society’s view of mental health and doing inner work is so flawed. Dr. Miletic shared on what he calls “algorithmic sick care” and all the issues it has caused for us culturally. We also talked about how biology is uniting with culture right now.
We also discussed:
For the passive person who doesn’t take responsibility for their emotional, mental and physical health, it’s easy to blame genetics or someone else for everything that isn’t right. Self-aware people understand that they can empower themselves by doing the necessary mental work. It starts with being sensitized to your own feelings, being aware of what you’re feeling, using your emotions as signals that determine decision making and being able to read other people. The same goes for our physical health, as a lot of diseases and illnesses might be genetically predisposed, but they are lit up by the environment— and that is something we can control. When we work on both our minds and our bodies, we stand a chance to combat all the ills in our society.
Dr. Michael Miletic is a former Olympic athlete, prominent physician, specialist in clinical neuroscience and metabolic medicine who has originated and refined a unique system to reset the chemical balance in the brain and body. This unique system encompasses specialized lab testing, customized clinical evaluation techniques, energy systems stress response, hormone optimization and balancing, micronutrient replacement, immune response, gut health, inflammation determination and treatment, all integrated into a comprehensive assessment of health and performance. Go to https://www.themileticcenter.com/ for more information.
Evolution is all about improving as a species to ensure our survival, but we have created a fragile human system that is now hindering our evolution. How are EDCs playing a role in what’s going wrong? What are some of problems the sick care model has created? What health and environmental factors need to be tracked to really help someone be healthy in this highly toxic environment? On this episode, Apeiron Center co-founder and chief medical officer, Dr. Daniel Stickler gives insight on his experience, and the factors threatening our health and survival.
Every species has either died down or evolved, but we’ve stopped our evolution with all the things we’ve created. -Dr. Daniel Stickler
At the start of the show, Dr. Daniel shared his background and how he got started. He shared why from his own experience, gastric bypass surgery isn’t successful in the long-term. Next, we talked about the asymmetric risk of going to a sick care doctor, and how we have negatively affected our own genetics. We also discussed how to know if someone really cares about getting optimized.
We also discussed;
We are the architects and orchestrators of the fragile human system we find ourselves living in today. From EDCs to nutrition and blue lights, there are so many factors that are attacking us from all directions. To solve this, it’s not just about looking at the basics, we’re at a phase where tracking basics just isn’t enough. You have to look at everything that goes into that human system. You have to track the environmental pieces in relationship to everything else. That means looking at things like sleep, stress, supplementation, environment, and cognitive processing too.
Dr. Daniel L. Stickler is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of The Apeiron Center for Human Potential and Chief Science Officer for Apeiron Academy. He is the visionary pioneer behind systems-based precision lifestyle medicine, a new paradigm that re-defines medicine from the old symptoms based disease model to one of limitless peak performance in all aspects of life. A physician to high-performing executives and entrepreneurs who want to upgrade their current state, he’s also an author, speaker, blogger and podcaster. He is the Medical Director for the Neurohacker Collective, a Google consultant for wearable technology, epigenetics, and AI in healthcare and a guest lecturer at Stanford University on Epigenetics in Clinical Practice. He discovered that lifestyle was the key to creating an optimized life and his journey to find the ideal approach to optimizing human potential took him on a path through functional medicine, alternative care, holistic, naturopathic, and age-management medicine. Go to https://www.apeironcenter.com for more information.
No matter what the numbers say, the amount of men suffering from symptoms of low testosterone proves there’s a crisis. How is the poor standard of care by doctors leading to suffering men who end up on sites like testosteroneaddiction.com? How are cash-pay hormone optimization clinics contributing to this? Why are pellets the most popular form of TOT? On this episode, I talk to Dr. Keith Nichols about the crisis in men’s health and how doctors are contributing to it.
Because we’re in a toxic environment, it is my belief that we are actually in need of more testosterone than ever to outcompete the EDC and androgen receptors. -Dr. Keith Nichols
At the start of the show, we gave some background on the poor treatment most doctors are providing when it comes to HRT, and we talked about why websites like testosteroneaddiction.com exist. We talked about the new classification of hypogonadism, Dr. Keith’s own experience with low testosterone and why medical schools aren’t teaching on the subject at a level that is commensurate with the knowledge out there.
We also discussed:
We’re in a toxic environment where EDCs are causing massive damage to the health of men. Natural testosterone levels are at an all-time low, and it’s set to get worse. Men need more testosterone urgently, and the restrictive nature of prescribing testosterone isn’t rising to the standard required. Yet doctors are treating according to numbers and not symptoms, which is where the real signs are. The reason this isn’t changing is because TOT is a form of preventive medicine and there is no profit margin for Big Pharma. This is why we need doctors who can break away from the system and help the people who so desperately need it.
The sad truth about health insurance in America is that it isn’t making people any healthier or more optimized. How could medical cost sharing be a solution to this issue? What is the 3-step plan for revolutionizing healthcare? How can the introduction of health coaching actually alleviate a lot of the pressure placed on physicians? On this episode, I talk to influencer and founder of the Functional Forum, James Maskell, about how to change healthcare for the better.
If we’re all incentivized as a community to keep costs low and stay healthy, why don’t we do things to facilitate that? -James Maskell
Medical cost sharing can revolutionize healthcare and remove the unnecessarily high costs.
A non-prescriber on the front end of medicine is a great strategy for reducing healthcare costs.
At the start of the show, James shared how he got into the world of functional medicine, and some of the issues that have been created by the sick care model. We also talked about why traditional healthcare is a scam that takes way too much money, and why a lot of people who care about optimization choose cash-pay instead. We talked about how the sick care model is also destroying the trust between patients and doctors.
We also discussed:
The most beneficial form of medicine looks a lot more like functional medicine than the sick care model. Medical cost sharing is a way to care for the people who can’t get help in the current model. If we can combine functional medicine with affordable, scalable solution with medical cost sharing, it will completely change the game. Instead of waiting for people to get sick, we’ve got to start being proactive, live with purpose, and be part of a community that prioritizes health.
James Maskell is the creator of Functional Forum and, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference. He is also the founder of The Evolution of Medicine. He lectures and hosts internationally, and has been featured on TEDMED, Huffpost Live, TEDx and more, and is a contributor to Huffington Post, KevinMD, thedoctorblog and MindBodyGreen. He serves on the faculty of George Washington University’s Metabolic Medicine Institute and has lectured to doctors on three continents. Go to https://functionalforum.com for more information.
He is also the co-founder of Knew Health, a medical cost sharing company. Go to https://knewhealth.com and use the cost calculator to see how much you would save with Knew Health.