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#130 | Protecting Lung Health | MeiLan K. Han MD

Today I am joined by MeiLan K. Han, MD, a pulmonologist and the Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan, and a national spokesperson for the American Lung Association. Dr Han is also the author of Breathing Lessons … a rallying cry for lung health.

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#129 | Optimal Human & Bone Health | Dr Doug Lucas DO

Today I am joined by Dr Doug Lucas, a double board certified physician specializing in optimizing healthspan and bone health…with success in reversing chronic diseases like osteoporosis and diabetes while improving energy, performance and vitality

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#128 | Mitochondrial Power-up w/Methylene Blue | Scott Sherr MD

Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, as we learned in high school biology. What’s emerging from science more recently is how unhealthy mitochondria are at the heart of many diseases, and even shows up in our daily lives as feeling chronically fatigued or having brain fog.

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#125 | Make Your Kidneys Last a Lifetime | Dr Rick Johnson

Declining kidney function is a normal feature of aging…perhaps it is a driver of aging. Do you know how to take care of your kidneys? Do your blood tests show a shrinking eGFR over time? Is your blood pressure going up as you get older? Do you ever get dehydrated? Do you ever take NSAIDS (ibuprofen, etc.)? This episode is for you.

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#124 | Pain and Performance | Ryan Whited & Matt Fitzgerald

Ryan Whited and Matt Fitzgerald, co-authors of Pain and Performance, to hear the origin story behind “Training as Treatment” and the 3-step process that we all can use to get on the path to better performance and less downtime and less hassle with pain solutions that don’t work. While pain IS communication, it does not mean “injury” or “imbalance” or “wear and tear”…and we can be more self sufficient in managing pain.

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#123 | Inspiring Stories of Older Athletes | Lauren Hurst

In North of Forty, senior fitness expert Lauren Hurst and photographer Nick Cinea tell the stories of senior athletes ages 54 to 103, marathoners to martial artists to mountaineers, ordinary and extraordinary people.

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#122 | How to Stay Young (or Die Laughing) | Bill Gifford

Today on episode 122 I am speaking with Bill Gifford, the author of “Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)” and the co-author of the recent best-seller “Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity” written with Peter Attia MD. Bill wrote Spring Chicken back in 2015 when he was just beginning on his exploration of healthspan and longevity, and used his journalistic skills to share his findings with us all. And more recently, Bill worked with Peter Attia to write the latest longevity blockbuster with the latest, best scientific knowledge about how each of us can slow the rate of aging …and keep having fun for a long, long time.

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[Re-release: Solving Athlete Pain | Charlie Merrill, PT]

Charlie Merrill PT says the source of most athlete’s pain is often not what you’d expect 

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#121 | Recovery for Performance Longevity | Brian MacKenzie of ShiftAdapt

On episode #121, Brian Mackenzie leads us down the path of human performance via stress adaptation. Brian says you have to be able to see what you really want to accomplish so that you will be willing to do what it takes to make yourself capable of creating the life of performance you want. Higher HRV is not enough; you have to know your why to have the motivation and staying power to make your vision for yourself come true. And, if you do it right, you’ll get higher HRV.

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#120 | Recover from Holiday Food Madness | Glenn Livingston, PhD

It’s that time of year when my carefully manicured and effortless diet of healthy foods with just the right amount of calories is destroyed in an orgy of holiday indulgence.  But that’s okay, the trick is to get back on track quickly. 

I thought I would talk with an absolute expert, a true genius in helping people to build a solid defense against the relentless whisperings of my more primal self…the emotional brain that worries about impending famine and the need for deep fat stores to survive the winter.  

It’s not a weigh loss program; it’s a how to stick with your plan program.

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