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Heart Health & Diabetes: How Diet & Hypoxia Affects Metabolic Flexibility · Dr. Latt Mansor · #131

Dr. Latt Mansor is the new Research Lead of H.V.M.N, and we're proud to share his fascinating research and upcoming work with our listeners! In Dr. Mansor's thesis study, he found that the diabetic heart retains metabolic flexibility to adapt to hypoxia. Hypoxia is a condition when the body lacks adequate oxygen. Since diabetic hearts are more prone to hypoxia, getting closer to understanding if it could adapt to it was an important finding. For context, diabetes and hypoxia have opposing...


Carnivore vs. Vegan Diet: Separating Science from Dogma · #130 ft. Frank Tufano

Animal-based vs. plant-based nutrition - What's most optimal for human health & performance? Frank Tufano, a follower of an animal-based, zero-carb diet for over 5 years, has garnered quite a unique reputation on Youtube. Along with his informative videos on the ins-and-outs of a carnivorous lifestyle, Frank doesn't shy away from scrutinizing the rapidly growing (and arguably more culturally accepted) plant-based diet. In this podcast, Geoff and Frank discuss: · The cultural impact of a...


Upgrade Your Keto Diet with MCT Oil Powder: Ingredients & Benefits Breakdown (H.V.M.N.)

One of the hardest parts of the ketogenic diet is convenient access to high-quality fat. With a scoop of H.V.M.N. MCT Oil Powder, you can easily hit your keto goals — whether it’s feeling energetic, increasing mental clarity all day, helping reduce cravings, or switching your metabolism into fat burning mode. Chrissy Ensley, Head of Product Development & Operations at H.V.M.N, dives deep into the ingredients in our MCT Oil Powder and why it's a great option for those looking to boost their...


Animal-Based, Ketogenic Ultra Runner CRUSHES 100 Mile World Record · #129 ft. Zach Bitter

With the 100-Mile American Record already under his belt (for 5+ years), ultra endurance athlete Zach Bitter just outdid himself on August 25th, 2019. He crushed the 100-Mile World Record, setting a 6:48-mile pace and besting the previous world record by nearly 10 minutes. Zach is notable for his low-carb, high-fat, animal-based lifestyle as a professional endurance athlete. He first transitioned to the ketogenic diet during an off-season, and immediately felt his sleep, energy, and...


Dr. Jason Fung's Tips for Reducing Hunger Pains During Intermittent Fasting · #61 Clip

When it comes to intermittent fasting, the most common question from beginners who struggle with the hunger is: “What can you drink during your fast?" A fasting purist would answer with nothing but water. A more relaxed faster may point you to a cup of black coffee, tea, or bone broth. Let's face it: Intermittent fasting can be tough...especially for a newbie! What can one drink to help get them through a fast without "breaking" it? In this podcast clip, Dr. Jason Fung details why he...


Why We Age, and How We Don't Have To · David Sinclair's "Lifespan" [BOOK REVIEW]

"Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable." In his new book, "Lifespan", David Sinclair has proposed a radical new theory of aging, suggesting that the aging hallmarks are symptoms of epigenetic changes that occur over time, but that the original genetic code remains very much intact. If we can reset the code, can we slow, stop or even reverse aging? Sinclair believes we can. Geoffrey Woo, after digesting "Lifespan", has formulated some interesting thoughts based on the...


Low-Carb in the Clinic: Treating Obesity & Diabetes with Diet & Lifestyle · #128 ft. Dr. Andy Phung

Dr. Andy Phung connects the latest low-carb science with his own clinical experience, treating the root cause of various metabolic conditions. With a personal and lifestyle-focused approach, Dr. Phung has seen stellar results from his patient population by prescribing low-carb diets. In this episode, we discuss: Check out Dr. Andy Phung's website here: https://drandyphung.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out our products for...


Blue Light Glasses: Fake Gimmick or Real Tool? [SCIENCE & USAGE BREAKDOWN] · Geoff Talk

Blue light blocking glasses. Do they work? If so, when should we use them? You've probably seen health & wellness influencers promote various types of blue light blocking glasses. Geoffrey Woo has spent some time using them, digging into the science & research, and pondering over the mechanisms of why they could be useful. Armed with n=1 data and relevant studies, Geoff presents his framework on how to get the most out of blue light blocking glasses. In this episode of Geoff Talk, he also...


Staying Fit on Keto, Vegan vs. Carnivore, & Cutting Out Caffeine · #127 ft. Thomas DeLauer

"You can say whatever you want about the keto diet, but what it did for my family and what it did for my wife, and what it did for keeping this together...you have no idea. Insult me all you want, but I go home at night knowing that this changed my life and it's changing other peoples' lives." Thomas DeLauer has long been an advocate for the ketogenic diet. Although he now runs one of the largest health & fitness channels on Youtube, his journey started out just like anyone. He wanted to...


Putting Decades of Ketone Research Into a Bottle · #126 ft. Dr. Brianna Stubbs

Our former Research Lead, Dr. Brianna Stubbs, played an essential role bringing ketone esters to the public for the very first time. Brianna is now helping further ketone research at the Buck Institute, and we couldn't be more excited to follow her future work. We dedicate this special episode to her experience in the trenches here at H.V.M.N. In this episode, we cover: · Reminiscing about the exciting projects, tough obstacles, and amusing moments spanning Brianna's time on the team ·...


How You Can Benefit From Skipping Dinner · Research Roundup

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper." Does this old saying have scientific merit? Today, we take a look at how having an earlier intermittent fasting window (early time-restricted feeding) can boost fat burning capacity, reduce appetite, and even enhance metabolic flexibility. Study:...


When To Use Hot Saunas and Ice Baths (Based on Science) · Geoff Talk #3

We've all heard of hot saunas. We've all seen our favorite pro athletes plunge into an ice bath or step into a liquid nitrogen cryotherapy pod. Geoffrey Woo has tried both, dug into the science, and collaborated with the best athletes and physiologists to get to the bottom of it. Which one is legit? Which one is...

Gaining & Losing 75lbs (ON PURPOSE): Challenges Faced & Lessons Learned · #125 ft. Drew Manning

Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of "Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose", in which he shares his experience purposefully gaining 75lbs and losing it all through the keto diet. Why? Drew, a natural athlete, has been in shape his whole life. To become more empathetic to the challenges his own clients were facing in their battles with weight & health, he decided he needed to experience these obstacles himself. What started as a...


Nose-to-Tail Carnivore Diet: Organ Meat, TMAO Implications, & Reaching Ketosis · #124 ft. Dr. Paul Saladino

Dr. Paul Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the "nose-to-tail" carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. In this episode, you'll discover: - What organs are most nutritious and important to consume on a nose-to-tail carnivore diet - Nuances of the effects of red meat: Should we be worried about TMAO?...


Summiting Mt. Everest in World Record-Breaking Time · #123 ft. Roxanne Vogel

Roxanne Vogel not only summited Everest, but she did so in world record-breaking time. Her journey, timed from the moment she left and returned to her doorstep in Berkeley, took two weeks. Normally, it takes two months. Geoffrey Woo explores her background and motivation, her training hacks & nutritional strategies (which included the use of H.V.M.N. Ketone) and what it was like to look down on the world from 29,000 feet above. Learn more about Roxanne's expedition: ...


Ketone Esters in the Tour de France: A Metabolic Advantage ft. Professor Kieran Clarke

One particular dramatic point in the 2019 Tour de France was the emergence, public confirmation, and the subsequent controversy around the use of ketone esters. Team Jumbo-Visma sparked everything off when they publicly came out to discuss the incorporation of ketone esters in their nutritional strategy. Deceuninck-Quickstep and Lotto-Soudal quickly followed suit. Are ketone esters an unfair advantage? Or is this simply the next generation of sporting and performance food? Let's break...


Understanding Inflammation, Fat Cells, & Weight Gain || #122 ft. Dr. Lori Shemek

Dr. Lori Shemek is a pioneer in creating global awareness of low-level inflammation and how it is responsible for most illness, disease, faster aging and weight gain. She has been sending out the message about inflammation long before it was a buzz word. Dr. Shemek has uncovered the pathway to the core cause of weight: inflamed fat cells that not only promote unwanted excess weight gain and belly fat, but poor health as well. In this episode, Dr. Shemek and Geoff discuss: Check out Dr....


Burning Fat & Building Lean Muscle: Breaking Down Macros & Exercise · #121 ft. Menno Henselmans

A classic, popular fitness goal is achieving 10% body fat. What if you’re already sitting at an impressive 8% body fat...with the goal of getting to 4% for a contest or photo shoot? What else could one possibly do to get leaner? This is the level of fitness our guest this week, Menno Henselmans, has expertise in. With a Huffington Post #1 ranked fitness and nutrition website, Menno is a popular bodybuilder, coach, model, and researcher. Similar to our host Geoffrey Woo, Menno is...


Reversing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Through Low-Carb Nutrition · #120 ft. Dr. Terry Wahls

This week’s episode is truly the embodiment of the popular motto, “Taking your health into your own hands”. The story of Dr. Terry Wahls is a fascinating, deeply personal dive into the tie between nutrition and disease management. Dr. Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, has struggled with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis for more than a decade. In the year 2000, Wahls was jogging every morning. Just three years later, she found herself confined to a...


JUUL Gets Banned, Pentagon Eyes Keto Diet, & Metformin's Effect on Exercise · Geoff Talk #2

Earlier this week, San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ban e-cigarettes in San Francisco. It will be the first city to do so. In the game of "which one is unlike the others," it's really not obvious that amongst alcohol, chewing tobacco, marijuana, tobacco cigarettes, and e-cigarettes, that you'd pick e-cigarettes as the one with the highest danger and harm potential. A blanket vape ban feels like a rash, politicized, and overly emotional policy making...and I'll be...