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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.