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Formula 1 (with Paul Conti): the best drivers, Ayrton Senna, and the cautionary tales of driven individuals (EP.16)

9/20/2018
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In this bonus episode, Peter and med school colleague (and brilliant psychiatrist) Paul Conti reminisce on their favorite moments in Formula 1 history, their deep admiration for the late Ayrton Senna, and the remarkable careers of their all-time favorite drivers. Paul also helps to illuminate the psychological components that made the luminary drivers great, and the cautionary lessons we can take from their incredible lives. We discuss: 3:459:5012:5517:4523:30 Learn more at...

Duration:01:03:12

Paul Conti, M.D.: trauma, suicide, community, and self-compassion (EP.15)

9/17/2018
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In this episode, psychiatrist Paul Conti, M.D. discusses the impact of untreated trauma, the rising rate of suicide, and the influence of modern society on mental health, to name a few important topics covered. Paul also talks about how to deal with these challenges for yourself, your loved ones, and the community at large. We discuss: Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Duration:02:05:46

Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.: fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system (EP.14)

9/10/2018
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In this episode, Rob Lustig — a researcher, an expert in fructose metabolism, and a former pediatric endocrinologist — discusses what’s wrong with the current food environment, and what we can do to reduce our chances of becoming part of the obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) epidemics. Rob recently earned a Master of Studies in Law because he believes that educating people about sugar from a scientific standpoint is only half the equation:...

Duration:01:23:16

Brett Kotlus, M.D.: How to look younger while you live longer (EP.13)

9/3/2018
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This episode explores the question of how we can maintain a naturally youthful look as we get older. Brett — a New York City oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the eyes and face — shares some remarkably practical advice on everything from the most extensive procedural options, down to the simple steps one can do themselves, starting today, that can make a tremendous impact. Brett also discusses how to pick a...

Duration:01:48:41

Corey McCarthy: Overcoming trauma, dealing with shame, finding meaning, changing the self-narrative, redemption, and the importance of gratitude (EP.12)

8/27/2018
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Corey and Peter met when they visited North Kern State Prison in California together as volunteers for Defy Ventures. Peter was moved by Corey’s remarkable story, who is a former inmate himself, and realized he had to have him on the podcast to share his experiences with a wider audience. You’ll almost assuredly take away something very important from listening to this episode. Understanding how your experiences can define you, what forgiveness means of both yourself and others, and how good...

Duration:02:26:59

AMA #2: the Nothingburger — results from Peter’s week-long fast between two weeks of nutritional ketosis — and answering questions on all things fasting (EP.11)

8/23/2018
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Consider this episode a cross between an ask me anything (AMA) and a show-and-tell. Peter discusses his fasting experiment in great detail and answers questions from listeners and readers. We discuss: Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Duration:01:50:31

Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D.: rapamycin and dogs — man’s best friends? — living longer, healthier lives and turning back the clock on aging, and age-related diseases (EP.10)

8/20/2018
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Matt is someone who is deeply interested in understanding the biology of aging. Why do we age? What happens to us as we age? What are the things we can do to slow the aging process? How can we delay or prevent the onset of age-related diseases? These are all questions that Matt thinks deeply about, and explores these questions with his research at the University of Washington. He is currently investigating many of these questions through the Dog Aging Project and the compound rapamycin—the...

Duration:01:32:44

David Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.: rapamycin and the discovery of mTOR — the nexus of aging and longevity? (EP.09)

8/13/2018
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In this episode, my good friend David Sabatini delves into his extensive work with the mechanistic target of rapamycin—better known as mTOR—and rapamycin. The compound rapamycin is the only known pharmacological agent to extend lifespan all the way from yeast to mammals—across a billion years of evolution. David, a professor of biology and a member of the Whitehead Institute at MIT, shares his remarkable journey and discovery of mTOR in mammalian cells and its central role in nutrient...

Duration:01:11:21

Tom Bilyeu: nutrition, fasting, meditation, mindset, immortality, and the secret formula of fulfillment (EP.08)

8/6/2018
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Tom Bilyeu is the founder of Impact Theory and a co-founder of Quest Nutrition. In this episode, among the highlights, Tom provides powerful insight he’s gained through his pursuit of fulfillment which led to a billion-dollar company in Quest Nutrition. Tom makes a compelling case that it starts with a growth mindset and he’s determined to impart this knowledge into as many people as possible. We discuss: Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | ...

Duration:01:38:12

Deep Dive: Lp(a) — what every doctor, and the 10-20% of the population at risk, needs to know (EP.07)

7/30/2018
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Pronounced, el-pee-little-a, this lipoprotein is simply described as a low density lipoprotein (LDL) that has an apoprotein “a” attached to it...but Lp(a) goes far beyond its description in terms of its structure, function, and the role that it plays in cardiovascular health and disease. Affecting about 1-in-5 people, and not on the radar of many doctors, this is a deep dive into a very important subject for people to understand. Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on ...

Duration:01:16:08

D.A. Wallach: music, medicine, cancer screening, and disruptive technologies (EP.06)

7/23/2018
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D.A. Wallach is a true polymath: recording artist, songwriter, essayist, investor, and so much more. In this episode, among the highlights, D.A. provides compelling and colorful insight into how the music industry works today vs the past, liquid biopsies, how to approach healthspan, cancer screening, and how we can reach a “singularity” in medicine. We discuss: 7:3016:451:22:001:33:00 Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Duration:02:19:51

Dom D’Agostino, Ph.D.: ketosis, n=1, exogenous ketones, HBOT, seizures, and cancer (EP.05)

7/16/2018
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Dom digs deep into the research and application of ketogenic diets, exogenous ketones, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and treating cancer with a metabolic approach. Plus, we lost track of the number of n=Dom experiments mentioned in this episode. We discuss: 7:0020:001:20:001:38:001:56:00 Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Duration:02:43:05

AMA #1: alcohol, best lab tests, wearables, finding the right doc, racing, and more (EP.04)

7/9/2018
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In his first “Ask Me Anything” episode, Peter answered your questions submitted to him via Twitter. We discuss: Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Duration:02:13:50

Ron Krauss, M.D.: a deep dive into heart disease (EP.03)

7/2/2018
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Whenever I’m stumped on a patient case or in my thinking about lipids, Ron is one of the first people I turn to for insight. Ron is recognized globally for his research into lipidology and has worn many hats in his career, including clinician, lipidologist, nutrition, genetics, and drug research. In this episode, we explore heart disease at its origins before diving into the highly discussed, largely misunderstood, role of LDL and inflammation in atherosclerosis. Ron also shares his...

Duration:01:56:03

Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.: the performance and longevity paradox of IGF-1, ketogenic diets and genetics, the health benefits of sauna, NAD+, and more (EP.02)

7/2/2018
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Rhonda and I go on a Nerd Safari into the jungle of health, nutrition, fitness, performance, and longevity. We visit IGF-1 and whether there’s a tradeoff of having high or low levels. We discuss the PPARs (receptor proteins) and genetic polymorphisms. Does Rhonda think there’s any benefit in a NAD+ booster for health and longevity? Can saunas lower the risk of heart disease, dementia, and all-cause mortality? Rhonda is a wealth of knowledge on so many topics and was the perfect companion to...

Duration:01:49:40

Tim Ferriss: depression, psychedelics, and emotional resilience (EP.01)

7/2/2018
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Excited to kick off the podcast with special guest and close friend Tim Ferriss, lifehacker, podcaster extraordinaire, and author of multiple best-selling books that includes The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, Tools of Titans, and Tribe of Mentors. In this podcast we cover mental health, depression, and our mutual interest in psychedelics as potential therapeutic agents. Tim talks both experientially and from his own deep dive into the literature of psychedelics and mental health. Tim is...

Duration:02:36:23

Sneak Peek: The Peter Attia Drive (EP.00)

6/19/2018
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Welcome to a special sneak peek of The Peter Attia Drive. The Peter Attia Drive will feature guests and experts that will offer advice and insight to help you optimize performance, health, longevity, critical thinking, and life. It’s hosted by Stanford M.D., TED speaker, and longevity expert Dr. Peter Attia, founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City. Learn more at www.PeterAttiaMD.com Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Duration:00:06:15