Podcast

FoundMyFitness

Promoting strategies to increase healthspan, well-being, cognitive and physical performance through deeper understandings of biology.

Episodes

  • Fasting Q&A with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Mike Maser

    Jan 09 2019

    This episode features a Q&A session with Dr. Rhonda Patrick. The questions were sourced from social media followers of both FoundMyFitness and also Zero Fasting Tracker, a convenient mobile app used widely in the fasting community for logging. In this 45-minute podcast, Dr. Patrick answers some of the most popular questions related to fasting, including: What effects coffee, supplements, and amino acids have on fasting Whether one method of fasting is more beneficial than others What effect the...more

  • Dr. Dale Bredesen on Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer's Disease

    Oct 01 2018

    Dale E. Bredesen, M.D., is a professor of neurology at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bredesen's laboratory focuses on identifying and understanding basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process and the translation of this knowledge into effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. He has collaborated on the publicatio...more

  • Dr. Valter Longo on Resetting Autoimmunity and Rejuvenating Systems with Prolonged Fasting & the FMD

    Jul 09 2018

    This podcast is a spectacular round two podcast with Dr. Valter Longo. Dr. Longo is the current director of the longevity institute at the University of Southern California and also director of the Oncology and Longevity Program at the Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation in Milan, Italy. Dr. Longo’s research focuses understanding the biological mechanisms that regulate the aging process, the role of fasting and diet in longevity and healthspan in humans as well as metabolic fasting therap...more

  • Dr. Charles Raison on Depression, the Immune-Brain Interface & Whole-Body Hyperthermia

    Mar 19 2018

    Charles Raison, M.D. is a professor at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Founding Director of the Center for Compassion Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. Dr. Raison’s research focuses on inflammation and the development of depression in response to illness and stress. He also examines the physical and behavioral effects of compassion training on the brain, inflammatory processes, and behavior as well as the...more

  • Dr. Eric Verdin on Ketogenic Diet Longevity, Beta-Hydroxybutyrate & HDAC Inhibitors

    Dec 13 2017

    Eric M. Verdin, M.D. is the fifth president and chief executive officer of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and is a professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Verdin's laboratory focuses on the role of epigenetic regulators in the aging process, the role of metabolism and diet in aging and on the chronic diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s, proteins that play a central role in linking caloric restriction to increased healthspan, and more recently a topic near and dear to many of you, ketog...more

  • Dr. Satchin Panda on Practical Implementation of Time-Restricted Eating & Shift Work Strategies

    Oct 30 2017

    This is a nearly 2-hour round 2 episode with none other than Dr. Satchin Panda of the Salk Institute! At nearly two hours of dialog, this episode touches on a lot of material but has a special focus on practical implementation of time-restricted eating. Put another way, I kept a list of a lot of questions that seem to keep coming up and present them directly to Satchin. We talk about dealing with shift work, black coffee when fasting, and some of the distinctions between Satchin's approach to ti...more

  • Dr. Guido Kroemer on Autophagy, Caloric Restriction Mimetics, Fasting & Protein Acetylation

    Jul 31 2017

    Dr. Guido Kroemer is a professor at the University of Paris Descartes and an expert in immunology, cancer biology, aging, and autophagy. He is one of the most highly cited authors in the field of cell biology and was the most highly cited cell biologist for the period between 2007 and 2013. Especially notable among his contributions: he was the first to discover that the permeabilization of mitochondrial membranes is a concrete step towards apoptotic cell death. This episode is decidedly focused...more

  • Dr. Jari Laukkanen on Sauna Use for the Prevention of Cardiovascular & Alzheimer’s Disease

    Jun 15 2017

    This podcast features Jari Laukkanen, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiologist and scientist at the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio. Dr. Laukkanen has been conducting long-term trials looking at the health effects of sauna use in a population of over 2,000 middle-aged men in Finland. The results? Massive reductions in mortality and memory disease in a dose-response fashion at 20-year follow-up. In this almost 25-minute episode, we talk about... 00:00...more

  • Judith Campisi, Ph.D. on Cellular Senescence, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Cancer & Aging

    Apr 28 2017

    Dr. Judith Campisi is a professor of biogerentology at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and a co-editor in chief of the Aging Journal. As an expert on cellular senescence, the discussion involves a lot of talk about aging and cancer, where senescence plays a very important fundamental role. What are some of the strategies we might use in the future to prevent senescent cells? What causes them in the first place? In this 1-hour long conversation, we discuss a great number of very interes...more

  • Gordon Lithgow, Ph.D. on Protein Aggregation, Iron Overload & the Search for Longevity Compounds

    Apr 04 2017

    Dr. Gordon Lithgow of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging tells us about worms! Well, more accurately, his lab does research on nematodes, particularly an animal known as C. elegans. This unassuming scientific model has a lot of important advantages for science: they can be frozen and subsequently thawed and retain viability, they are extremely well understood down to the precise number of cells in their body and the wiring of their nervous system, known as the connectome. Additionally, the...more

  • Refined Sugar and Its Effects on Mortality, the Brain, Cancer, Hormones & More

    Mar 16 2017

    If you're anything like me, having the facts straight can sometimes help you to push through the tough part of building new habits or breaking old bad ones. This podcast talks about the realities about what the science says surrounding the consumption of refined sugar. Some of the facts may surprise you! We talk about the relationship of consumption of refined sugar with... mortality and aging brain function, memory, and neuroinflammation the development of cancer and expression of oncogenes se...more

  • Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?

    Feb 10 2017

    Today we try to answer or at least explore a big question in the world of health: does saturated fat cause heart disease? This is not an unreasonable concern given the fact that there have been several associative studies that have found a link between saturated fat and heart disease, which is, no doubt, a fat that we find abundantly in the typical American diet since it is richly found in staples like fatty beef, pork, butter, cheese, and other dairy products. And if you're in the United States...more

  • Does Meat Consumption Cause Cancer?

    Jan 28 2017

    Does meat consumption cause cancer? Or, put another way… does avoiding meat help prevent cancer? If you aren't already savvy to the topic, this may sound more absurd than it should. Here's why: there have been many, many, many correlative studies that have found that higher meat consumption is associated with a significantly higher risk of cancer and cancer mortality. To try to answer this question we end up going deep into discussing plausible mechanisms that might help explain this phenomenon ...more

  • On Depression and Its Underlying Causes

    Jan 25 2017

    The World Health Organization estimates that more than 350 million individuals of all ages have depression and approximately one-third of all patients with depression fail to respond to conventional antidepressant therapies like SSRI’s. The good news is that today, perhaps more than ever, good science is starting to illuminate some of the underlying biological mechanisms surrounding the development of depression. This new understanding may soon help the clinical world develop new approaches to t...more

  • Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

    Jan 19 2017

    Dr. Roland R. Griffiths is a clinical pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins and has been researching mood-altering compounds for over 40 years. As an unusually prolific scientist, having published over 360-times, he's also responsible for having started the psilocybin research program at Johns Hopkins nearly 2 decades ago. In this 1-hour and 15-minute podcast, we discuss… 00:01:03 - the broader story of Dr. Griffiths 40 years of mood-altering drug research, including what got him started and how taki...more

  • Jed Fahey, Sc.D. on Isothiocyanates, the Nrf2 Pathway, Moringa & Sulforaphane Supplementation

    Jan 06 2017

    Dr. Jed Fahey is a multi-decade veteran of isothiocyanate research and is the director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins University. Much of this conversation, as you might expect given Dr. Fahey's pedigree as a research scientist, is focused on isothiocyanates and, indeed, sulforaphane! While we covered quite a lot on this very topic (isothiocyanates) via my solo podcast a few weeks ago, this covers everything that may have been overlooked.... and, indeed, so much more! Sk...more

  • Sulforaphane and Its Effects on Cancer, Mortality, Aging, Brain and Behavior, Heart Disease & More

    Dec 12 2016

    This podcast is about one of the most important biological pathways you could possibly take the time to learn about: the NRF2 pathway. The most potent naturally-occurring inducer of this pathway, a plant compound known as sulforaphane, may be one of the most potent health-enhancing compounds at our disposal and yet... no one is keeping it out of your hands! No $1,000 per pill markup is keeping it out of your hands -- it’s available to anyone willing to take the little bit of time it takes each w...more

  • Valter Longo, Ph.D. on the Fasting-Mimicking Diet & Fasting for Longevity, Cancer & Multiple Sclerosis

    Sep 30 2016

    This episode of the FoundMyFitness podcast features Dr. Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and director of the longevity institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Longo has made huge contributions to the field of aging, including the role of fasting and diet in longevity and healthspan in humans as well as metabolic fasting therapies for the treatment of human diseases. In this podcast, Valter and I discuss... The effects of prolonged fasting, which r...more

  • Ruth Patterson, Ph.D. on Time-Restricted Eating in Humans & Breast Cancer Prevention

    Jul 08 2016

    Today's episode features Dr. Ruth Patterson, a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health as well as Associate Director of Population Sciences and leader of the Cancer Prevention program at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. If you enjoyed my last episode with Dr. Satchin Panda, I have good news! This will also be a great episode for you, since we talk about some similar ideas, but focus more on the human side of things, especially when it comes to t...more

  • Satchin Panda, Ph.D. on Time-Restricted Feeding and Its Effects on Obesity, Muscle Mass & Heart Health

    Jun 30 2016

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick speaks with Dr. Satchin Panda, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla California. Satchin's work deals specifically with the timing of food and it's relationship with our biological clocks governed by circadian rhythm and also the circadian rhythm in general. In this video we discuss... The fascinating history of experimentation that ultimately elucidated the location for the region of the brain necessary for a properly timed sleep-wake cycles. T...more

  • Ray Cronise on Cold Thermogenesis, Intermittent Fasting, Weight Loss & Healthspan

    May 03 2016

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick speaks with Ray Cronise, a former NASA material scientist and cofounder of zero gravity, a company that offers weightless parabolic flights to consumers and researchers. In this episode, coming at the tail end of a rather extreme 23-day water fast for Ray, we discuss, perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the benefits that are associated with fasting! Ray talks about shifting one's perspective from looking at nutrition only through the lens of meeting day-to-day nutritional needs, a...more

  • Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D. on Modified Atkins Diet, Ketosis, Supplemental Ketones and More

    Mar 23 2016

    This podcast is with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa and all around expert on ketosis. In this podcast we discuss... * Dom's efforts at teasing out the differences between induced nutritional ketosis (through a low carbohydrate, high fat diet) and ketosis from the dietary introduction of exogenous ketones, like beta-hydroxybutyrate, especially in the context of therapeutic and performance enhancing effects. * His work ...more

  • Peter Attia, M.D. on Macronutrient Thresholds for Longevity & Performance, Cancer & More

    Mar 12 2016

    This podcast is with Dr. Peter Attia. Peter is the founder of Attia Medical, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity and optimal performance. You may have first heard about Dr. Attia from his two interviews that have been on the Tim Ferriss show, or from any number of popular presentations he's given that were filmed and put online. In addition to being a medical doctor, Dr. Attia has done research on the role of regul...more

  • How Cryotherapy Affects the Brain, the Immune System, Metabolism, and Athletic Performance

    Feb 12 2016

    This podcast has a 20-page report associated with it! Get it now at foundmyfitness.com/cryotherapy. Dr. Rhonda Patrick explains how cold shock is a type of hormesis, which is a description of a type of stress that, in the right doses, is enough to shock the body and kick off adaptive processes and response mechanisms that are hardwired into our genes, and, once on, are able to create a resilience that actually exceeds what was needed to counter the initial stimuli. Rhonda discusses how cold expo...more

  • Rich Roll on Self-Transformation, Environmental Impact of Food, and the Plant-Based Diet

    Jan 23 2016

    This podcast features Rich Roll. Rich is an author, a podcaster ("Rich Roll Podcast" on iTunes), as well as founder and first person to complete the EPIC5 Challenge. The EPIC5 challenge involves completing 5 Full Iron Distance triathlons on 5 Hawaiian islands in under a week. Rich has also been a repeated top finisher in the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii, which is a three-day, 515km (320 mile) annual endurance race held on the Big Island of Hawaii. The race is divided into three stages ...more

  • Dr. Darya and Kevin Rose Talk Meditation Retreats, Diet, Seasonal Eating, and More

    Dec 24 2015

    In this episode, Dr. Rhonda Patrick chats with Dr. Darya and Kevin Rose. They chat about Darya's fascinating experience on a 10-day silent meditation retreat where she spent around 7 hours a day doing seated meditation, intermingled with another 6 hours a day of walking meditation. They discuss the biological significance of mindfulness while eating, unlocking the mysteries of blood glucose by actually testing your response to foods, or, in Kevin's case, alcoholic beverages. Kevin talks about hi...more

  • Dr. Pierre Capel on the Power of the Mind & the Science of Wim Hof

    Nov 06 2015

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Pierre Capel, professor emeritus in experimental immunology at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands where he researched a wide range of topics from genetic modification to cancer immunotherapy. Pierre also works with Wim Hof, otherwise known as the iceman (guest on the last podcast) who is especially well-known for some of his amazing physical feats, like staying in a tub with direct contact to ice for over an hour and fifty three minutes. Pierre explains s...more

  • Wim Hof (the Iceman) on Defeating Extreme Cold & Attenuating the Immune Response

    Oct 22 2015

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Wim Hof also known as the "Iceman." Wim holds the world record for the longest ice bath (1 hour and 53 minutes and 12 seconds), just to name one of his many impressive feats. Dr. Patrick and Wim talk a bit about Wim's back story that culminated in him trying out cold water immersion, the relatively recent 2014 scientific publication of the “Wim Hof Method” which includes cold exposure during training, exposure to bacterial endotoxin, Wim's breathing techniques, and ...more

  • PRESENTATION: Rhonda Speaks at the Orthomolecular Congress in Bussum, Netherlands

    Oct 15 2015

    In this audio recorded Oct. 3rd, 2015, Dr. Rhonda Patrick delivers the keynote lecture at the Orthomolecular Medicine Congress in Bussum, Netherlands (MBOG Congres 2015). Discussion includes how micronutrient inadequacies are very prevalent, and how her mentor, Dr. Bruce Ames, found that the body does a strategic rationing so that those proteins and enzymes in the body which are essential for short-term survival get their share of vitamins and minerals at the expense of other proteins ...more

  • Buffering the Negative Effects of Chronic Stress with Meditation

    Sep 25 2015

    In this podcast I discuss some of the mechanisms by which chronic stress (and rumination) affect the brain and brain aging, the gut and inflammation, the immune system, and biological aging through acceleration of telomere shortening. I talk about how meditation can buffer these negative effects of stress and improve cognitive performance, brain aging and biological aging in general. Get the free report: foundmyfitness.com/meditation-report

  • Sauna Use and Building Resilience to Stress with Dr. Rhonda Patrick

    Sep 11 2015

    In this episode Rhonda talks about how heat stress from using the sauna makes the body more resilient to the stresses of aging, possible reasons why one study associated sauna use with up to a 40% lower all-cause mortality as well as a 50% lower cardiovascular disease related mortality, how it enhances athletic endurance, staves off muscle atrophy, improves regrowth of muscle after disuse, and some of the profound effects on the brain, including the growth of new brain cells, improvement in focu...more

  • The Sonnenburgs On How The Gut Microbiota Interacts With Our Bodies

    Sep 03 2015

    Dr. Justin Sonnenburg is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford and Dr. Erica Sonnenburg is a senior research scientist in the Sonnenburg lab where they research many aspects the interaction between diet with the 100 trillion or so bacteria in the gut (specifically the colon) and how this impacts the health of the host (which in this case is a laboratory research mouse). In this episode we discuss the pivotal role fiber plays in fueling good bacteria in the gut to prod...more

  • Ron Krauss on Re-thinking Saturated Fat & LDL Cholesterol

    Aug 27 2015

    Dr. Ronald Krauss, M.D. is the director of atherosclerosis research at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Adjunct Professor at UCSF and UC Berkeley. Dr. Krauss is really one of the pioneering scientists that changed the way we all think about cholesterol and saturated fat. He developed an assay that allows the quantification of low density lipoprotein particle size and concentration (known to the wider world as LDL cholesterol) based on a technique which determines the size of the p...more

  • CHORIBar: Micronutrients, Fiber & Polyphenols in a Bar

    Aug 20 2015

    Meet some of the CHORI bar team: Dr. Bruce Ames, Dr. Joyce McCann, and Dr. Mark Shigenaga. On this podcast we talk about the different types of HDL and LDL cholesterol and what they do in the body. We discuss a low-calorie, micronutrient- and fiber-dense nutrition bar (referred to as the CHORI bar) that Bruce and I briefly touched on in a previous conversation, how each of the components of the bar from the vitamins and minerals to the fiber and polyphenols are all really important but have sepa...more

  • Dr. Aubrey de Grey and Dr. Rhonda Patrick Talk Aging

    Aug 13 2015

    Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist and the founder of the SENS research foundation which aims to find technologies that can repair the various types of damage that occur during the aging process. In this episode Rhonda and Aubrey discuss the types of damage that cause aging, how aging results in a decrease in the capacity to repair damage, what role epigenetics play in aging, how people age at different rates, chronic inflammation as a driver of aging, factors that are in young blo...more

  • Rhonda Answers the Most Popular Questions About Vitamin D

    Aug 06 2015

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick answers some of the most popular questions regarding vitamin D including: - How she decides how much vitamin D to supplement with - Can you get too much vitamin D - Is there a difference in vitamin D made from the sun versus a supplement - What form of vitamin D is more bioavailable or absorbed better.

  • Dan Pardi on the Consequences of Sleep Loss & Ways to Improve Sleep

    Jul 28 2015

    Dan Pardi is a Ph.D candidate that researches sleep neurobiology at Stanford and University of Leiden. He is also co-founder of Dan’s Plan, an online wellness and technology company. In this podcast Rhonda and Dan discuss what the determinants of good sleep are including duration, timing and intensity,the major causes of less sleep in our society, the consequences of sleep loss including decreased purging of toxic substances from the brain, damage to neurons that signal to the brain to stay awa...more

  • Tim Ferriss on Biomarkers, Ketosis, Microbiome, and Lyme Disease

    Jul 20 2015

    Tim Ferriss, notorious self-experimenter, three-time New York Times bestselling author, an angel investor, startup advisor, and much, much, much more. Full audio transcript available at: http://wwww.foundmyfitness.com/timtranscript

  • Jim Kean Talks Biomarkers, Building a Spectator Sport

    Jul 01 2015

    Jim Kean is the CEO of National Pro Grid League (NPGL) and founder of WellnessFX. In this podcast Rhonda and Jim discuss the quantified self movement and the importance of measuring biomarkers more than once, the gut's role in cholesterol and serotonin in the gut versus in the brain, about the role of exercise in preventing neuroinflammation and the effects of overtraining on sex hormones, a bit about the psychology of constructing a new, non-gender segregated, team spectator sport and bringing ...more

  • Dr. Bruce Ames Talks CHORI-Bar Weight Loss

    Jun 22 2015

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick speaks with Dr. Bruce Ames, about a micronutrient- and fiber-dense nutrition bar (referred to as the CHORI bar) that was developed in the Ames laboratory. The bar was formulated to be moderate in calories (107 kcal/≈25 g bar), but nutrient dense, with a polyphenolic-rich matrix of fruit, walnuts, and non-alkali-processed dark chocolate, supplemental vitamins, minerals, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a blend of insoluble and soluble fibers, protein, and glutamine. Most vitamins an...more

  • How Sauna Use May Boost Longevity

    Apr 28 2015

    In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick summarizes a recent study that found that frequency of sauna use was associated with decreased risk of death. Using the sauna 2-3 times per week was associated with 24% lower all-cause mortality and 4-7 times per week decreased all-cause mortality by 40%.

  • How to Personalize Your Nutrition Based On Genetics

    Mar 23 2015

    This podcast breaks down, point-by-point what gene polymorphisms you might look at, and how they relate to very specific micronutrients. A few examples of genes with common polymorphism discussed are MTHFR and folate, NBPF3 and vitamin B6, FUT2 and vitamin B12, BCMO1 and beta-carotene, FADS2 and omega-3 fatty acids, CYP2R1 and vitamin D, PEMT and choline as well as APOE4 and FOXO3. NOTE: this video is for informational purposes only! Please consult with your physician before making chan...more

  • Bruce Ames on Triage Theory, Longevity Vitamins & Micronutrients

    Feb 12 2015

    In this podcast Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Bruce Ames about his triage theory, which he proposes that the body has developed a rationing response to shortages of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) throughout evolution. When cells run out of a vitamin or mineral, that scarce micronutrient is allotted to proteins (in the body) essential for short-term survival. Proteins needed for long-term health, including those that protect DNA, lose out and become disabled and lead to diseases of ag...more

  • DEBUNKED: 2/3rds of Cancer "Just Bad Luck"

    Jan 28 2015

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick sheds some light on the recent misleading headline stating that cancer is mostly due to bad luck. Of course, there is a bad luck component to cancer -- but there's also a very, very large environmental and lifestyle component. She addresses the many misleading ideas that accompanied this study, explains what the study actually showed, and also discusses an important role for magnesium in preventing random mutations. The title of the study that spurred this particular video is ...more

  • 5 to 7x More Stem Cells from Placenta with Dr. Frans Kuypers

    Dec 17 2014

    In this interview Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks to Dr. Frans Kuypers about his lab’s discovery on how the human placenta is a rich source of pluripotent stem cells and yet the placenta is thrown away after delivery. They discuss how his lab has shown that the stem cells from the placenta can be transformed into neuron-like cells, fat cells, bone cells, endothelial cells (relevant for lung and blood vessels), and liver cells. His lab also developed a technique for harvesting 5 to 7 times more hematopo...more

  • Lactate As Brain Fuel with Dr. George Brooks

    Dec 03 2014

    In this podcast I interview Dr. George A Brooks, an expert in exercise physiology and lactate metabolism. Lactate, a once demonized molecule thought to form lactic acid and become a dead-end toxic metabolite, has been vindicated by the work of Dr. Brooks, his colleagues, and others. Lactate has been shown not be the cause of muscle fatigue, but to actually be a source of energy itself, even being metabolized greedily with a greater degree of preference than many other more well-known sources of ...more

  • Krill Oil's Brain-DHA Advantage

    Sep 29 2014

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses the differences between krill oil and fish oil in terms of bioavailability and transport into different cells. She explains how DHA and EPA from fish oil in ethyl ester form (molecularly distilled) is the least bioavailable due. She also explains why omega-3 fatty acids in phospholipid from from krill oil are more bioavailable than EPA and DHA in triglyceride form from fish oil. She talks about the differences in transport of DHA into the brain and why krill oil has ...more

  • Do Antioxidants Cause Cancer?

    Aug 05 2014

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick explains what antioxidants are, why they are important, and how they prevent DNA damage, a well-known cancer initiator, in order to minimize damage to DNA. However, in the context of someone that already has cancer, DNA damage can activate genes that kill cancer cells. Dr. Patrick also reveals there are two major forms of vitamin E (alpha and gamma tocopherol) that have separate functions. Taking mega doses (i.e. 400 IU/day) of alpha tocopherol actually DEPLETES gamma tocopher...more

  • Dr. Terry Wahls' Protocol That Reversed Multiple Sclerosis

    Jul 22 2014

    In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Terry Wahls about how she reversed her secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis with a micronutrient-dense diet and Paleo principles. She identified vitamins/minerals and other compounds present in vegetables/fruits that are essential for mitochondrial health, which is critical for brain function.

  • Hyperthermic Conditioning for Hypertrophy, Endurance, and Neurogenesis

    Feb 19 2014

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses how conditioning the body to heat stress through sauna use, called "hyperthermic conditioning" causes adaptations that increase athletic endurance (by increasing plasma volume and blood flow to heart and muscles) and muscle mass (by boosting levels of heat shock proteins and growth hormone). She also discusses the profound effects of hyperthermic conditioning on the brain including cognitive function.

  • "Hack Your Genes" at San Francisco Nerd Nite

    Feb 17 2014

    A talk originally delivered at SF Nerd Nite that discusses the interesting world of epigenetics.Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks about how to hack your genes through diet and lifestyle. Transgenerational effects of caloric restriction on longevity, B-vitamins silencing bad genes, cognitive stimulation revering neurodegenerative disease, exercise increases neurogenesis, and vitamin D controls aging.

  • Rebuttal to Anti-Vitamin Editorial: "Enough is Enough"

    Feb 01 2014

    In this podcast we discuss and critically analyze a recent headline-grabbing editorial that was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that reviewed three studies on the topic of multivitamins and chronic disease prevention. We analyze the important shortcomings of the studies and talk about the mechanism.

  • The IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity

    Nov 25 2013

    There is a trade off when it comes to growth hormone and IGF-1. Growth hormone and IGF-1 enhance muscle and cognitive performance but this comes at a cost: longevity.

  • The "Vitamin D Sweet Spot" and Its Relationship To Aging

    Aug 11 2013

    Dr. Patrick talks about how vitamin D regulates the aging process. In this video you will learn important factors that affect vitamin production from your skin, what the optimal levels of serum vitamin D are, and how appropriate vitamin D levels ("the sweet spot") prevents telomeres from shortening.

  • 3 Mechanisms for Magnesium Deficiency

    Jul 23 2013

    Over 56% of US population is deficient in magnesium due to three factors: decreased consumption of chlorophyll containing vegetables, decreased absorption, and increased excretion.

  • Maximizing Your Mitochondria with Magnesium

    Jul 15 2013

    Dr. Patrick describes how magnesium, an essential mineral that 56% of the US population is deficient in, can help you maximize your mitochondria to increase oxidative capacity and enhance exercise performance.

  • Understanding Cancer, part I

    Jul 02 2013

    Part 1 of 2 of the FoundMyFitness "Understanding Cancer" video series. Dr. Patrick explains the mechanism that cause cancer and how your diet can play a role. She discusses how magnesium is an essential mineral required to repair damaged DNA in order to prevent cancer-causing mutations

  • Understanding Cancer, part II

    Jul 02 2013

    Part 2 of 2 the FoundMyFitness "Understanding Cancer" video series. Dr. Patrick discusses how cruciferious vegetables contain compounds that activate tumor suppressor genes that kill cancer cells.