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.