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Hi, I'm Chris Masterjohn and I have a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. I am an entrepreneur in all things fitness, health, and nutrition. In this show I combine my scientific expertise with my out-of-the-box thinking to translate complex science into new, practical ideas that you can use to help yourself on your journey to vibrant health. This show will allow you to master the science of nutrition and apply it to your own life like a pro.

Hi, I'm Chris Masterjohn and I have a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. I am an entrepreneur in all things fitness, health, and nutrition. In this show I combine my scientific expertise with my out-of-the-box thinking to translate complex science into new, practical ideas that you can use to help yourself on your journey to vibrant health. This show will allow you to master the science of nutrition and apply it to your own life like a pro.
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Hi, I'm Chris Masterjohn and I have a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. I am an entrepreneur in all things fitness, health, and nutrition. In this show I combine my scientific expertise with my out-of-the-box thinking to translate complex science into new, practical ideas that you can use to help yourself on your journey to vibrant health. This show will allow you to master the science of nutrition and apply it to your own life like a pro.

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Your Best Weapon Against Food Allergies and Food Intolerances | Chris Masterjohn Lite #71

9/25/2018
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Food allergies seem more common now than ever. Are we just hearing about them more because of better awareness, or are they really more common? We have reliable data about celiac disease: it’s four times as common now than it was a half century ago. I suspect the same is true of other food intolerances and of food allergies. Your best weapons? The egg yolks and liver that have disappeared from our diets during this timeframe, and avoiding unnecessary use of over-the-counter...

Duration:00:08:23

Vitamin A for Allergies | Chris Masterjohn Lite CML #70

9/20/2018
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When I was in Greece this August, I didn’t have any allergies at first, but then they started acting up, and they kept getting worse throughout my trip. I thought it was from the local environment, but when I woke up with conjunctivitis in the last week I looked back and realized my diet had been very deficient in vitamin A while I was there. Vitamin A deficiency can be an important cause of allergies, and if you suffer from allergies you should consider your vitamin A status. This episode...

Duration:00:08:46

Blood Tests for Food Allergies | Chris Masterjohn Lite #69

9/18/2018
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Many people have asked me what I think about blood tests for food allergies. In this episode, I explain. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet Use the code LITE5 to get $5 off. This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements. Our Native American...

Duration:00:07:25

Seasonal Allergies? Think About the Histamine in Your Food | Chris Masterjohn Lite #68

9/13/2018
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If you suffer from allergies, you may need to remove fermented, aged, and cured foods from your diet. While the ultimate solution should be to make yourself more resilient to both pollen and these foods, lowering the amount of histamine in your “histamine bucket” may provide needed relief in the short-term. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to...

Duration:00:07:27

When Measuring Your Waist Circumference Doesn’t Work | Chris Masterjohn Lite #67

9/11/2018
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In the past I have recommended measuring your waist circumference in addition to your scale weight when you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle. This is an easy way to gauge how much of your change in weight is fat versus muscle. But sometimes it just doesn’t give you good information. Waist circumference is influenced not just by abdominal fat but also by the amount of undigested food in the stomach, and by retention of water and gas from hormones, inflammation, and digestive...

Duration:00:07:48

Why You Shouldn’t Manage Iron Overload With Diet | Chris Masterjohn Lite #66

9/6/2018
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It may seem that people at risk of iron overload should manage it by avoiding iron-rich foods, but in most cases this is a bad idea. Iron-rich foods are rich in many other nutrients, like copper, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin B12. Chelators like phytate can induce deficiencies of other minerals, like zinc. In this video, I explain why dietary management should be a last resort for iron overload. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet....

Duration:00:07:30

Why You Probably Don’t Need to Care About Avoiding Iron-Rich Foods | Chris Masterjohn Lite #65

9/4/2018
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A lot of people seem to think that they should avoid iron-rich foods, even if they have no reason to believe they have a genetic predisposition to iron overload. In this video, I show you why this is ridiculous. I *do* have a genetic predisposition to iron overload, and I consume over 5 times the daily value for iron, including 10 ounces of red meat, and my iron status is kept on the low end of the physiologically healthy range by donating blood about once a year. Watch the video to see the...

Duration:00:07:36

This is the Bloodwork You Should Get for Iron Overload | Chris Masterjohn Lite #64

8/30/2018
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In this episode, I break down an iron panel and explain why it’s important to also measure serum ferritin and transferrin, and when you should use transferrin saturation instead of iron saturation as a marker of your short-term iron status. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at...

Duration:00:07:40

How to Monitor Your Thiamin (Vitamin B1) Status | Chris Masterjohn Lite #63

8/28/2018
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Thiamin, or vitamin B1, is needed for energy metabolism but is especially important to carbohydrate metabolism. Its deficiency causes severe neurological problems, but moderate deficits may manifest more mildly as poor carbohydrate tolerance. Carnivores and vegans alike can get plenty of thiamin if they eat the right foods, but a diet based mainly on fat, or on refined foods that have not been fortified with thiamin, can cause deficiency. Nevertheless, thiamin is unusual in that most factors...

Duration:00:07:56

How to Manage Your Magnesium Status | Chris Masterjohn Lite #62

8/23/2018
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Magnesium is needed for literally everything in the body. When you don’t have enough, the most common problems are twitching, muscle cramps or spasms, heart palpitations, and weakness, plus other signs and symptoms discussed in the video. In this episode, I teach you how to look for its deficiency, how to use three different lab measurements to monitor your magnesium status, and how to fix a problem if you find one. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate...

Duration:00:08:54

How to Test Kidney Function When Taking Creatine | Chris Masterjohn Lite #61

8/21/2018
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Taking creatine can raise your serum creatinine and give the false impression your kidney function is declining. Here is how to avoid this problem. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet Use the code LITE5 to get $5 off.

Duration:00:03:51

How to Manage Your Vitamin A Status | Chris Masterjohn Lite #60

8/16/2018
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Dry eyes? Poor night vision? Get sick often? Bumpy or flaky skin? You may need more vitamin A. In this video, I tell you how to figure that out, and what to do about it. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet Use the code LITE5 to get $5 off.

Duration:00:08:14

The Best Way to Supplement With Potassium | Chris Masterjohn Lite #59

8/14/2018
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Only 2% of Americans meet the official recommendations for potassium, yet potassium supplements carry risks that has led the FDA to strictly regulate the amount in one serving to be so small you would need to take 50 pills a day to meet the requirement. Here are my recommendations for using potassium citrate powder in a way that protects you from the risks and allows you to get the benefits of much larger amounts than found in the typical pills. The potassium citrate powder discussed in the...

Duration:00:08:14

The Best Way to Supplement With Calcium | Chris Masterjohn Lite # 58

8/9/2018
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Calcium supplementation is controversial. Some people believe that supplements, but not calcium-rich foods, can increase the risk of heart disease. Here are my recommendations for calcium supplementation to make it as close to eating whole foods as possible. The bone meal powder I use can be found at chrismasterjohnphd.com/calcium. If you use my affiliate link, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate...

Duration:00:05:22

Do you really need to be taking fish oil? | Chris Masterjohn Lite #57

8/7/2018
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Do we really need to be taking fish oil? For most people, it is better to use fish or pasture-raised egg yolks to get omega-3s. But there are specific reasons to use cod liver oil, fish oil, or krill oil. More details in the video! This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at...

Duration:00:06:33

How to Gain Muscle Without Gaining Fat | Chris Masterjohn Lite #56

8/2/2018
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How do you put on muscle without risking gaining fat? You need the right workout, enough protein, and a gentle caloric surplus. Watch the video for more details! This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet Use the code LITE5 to get $5 off.

Duration:00:07:30

7 Ways to Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable | Chris Masterjohn Lite #55

7/31/2018
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Here are seven ways to keep your blood sugar in control: vinegar; glycine, proper balance and eating order within your meals, walking after your meal, putting your carbs after exercise, managing your glycemic load per meal, and focusing on meals that have a low glycemic index for you personally. The video covers these recommendations in more detail. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize...

Duration:00:09:20

Why You Should Be Careful With Niacin and Nicotinamide Riboside | Chris Masterjohn Lite #54

7/26/2018
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Are you using niacin or nicotinamide riboside? If so, watch this video! These supplements can help you age more gracefully and give you more energy, but they can also hurt your liver, mess with your neurotransmitters and your mood, and even sap your energy. In this video I discuss using a powder for better control over the dose, and how to match your niacin dose to a corresponding dose of trimethylglycine (TMG). The nicotinamide riboside powder can be found at hpnsupplements.com. The TMG...

Duration:00:12:30

How to Track Your Vitamin and Mineral Intake | Chris Masterjohn Lite #53

7/24/2018
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One of the most powerful things you can do to evaluate whether your nutrition is on point is to track your vitamin and mineral status for a few days that are representative of your diet. Here’s how to do it with Cronometer, with specific recommendations for making it representative and accurate, and avoiding errors in data collection. Plus, you get to see my results for a day! This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever...

Duration:00:12:36

3 Ways to Get Enough Potassium | Chris Masterjohn Lite #52

7/19/2018
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In this video, I give you three different ways to get enough potassium. The first focuses on eating a lots of fruits and vegetables. The second focuses on a diet low in fat, moderate in grains, and devoid of refined foods. The third focuses on selecting vegetables with the highest amount of potassium per net carb for use in high-fat, low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diets. This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to...

Duration:00:08:40