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Science of Better Sleep: Regulating Temperature & Making Sleep Data Actionable · Eight Sleep · #134

Sleep is known as a common "pillar of health", yet is increasingly neglected in our modern society. Although technology has constantly been advancing, our beds have remained largely the same. Stanford Professor Craig Heller & Matteo Franceschetti from Eight Sleep joins the podcast to discuss the science of better sleep. How can we translate the "gold standard" of a clinical sleep environment to our own sleeping routines...our own homes? What sleep biomarkers make up a good night's rest?...


Fasted vs. Fed Exercise: Which Should You Do? · Research Roundup

We all know intermittent fasting and exercise are healthy, practical ways we can improve our health & performance. Is it possible to use them together? Would you benefit more from a fasted workout vs. a "fed" workout? In this episode of Research Roundup, Geoffrey Woo takes on this very question. By analyzing a recent study that found fasted workouts improved the metabolic health of obese men, Geoff provides his framework for how you can utilize fasted workouts to meet your goals...or if...


Boost Your Skin, Hair, & Bone Health with Collagen Peptides • A Modern, Keto-Friendly Protein Powder

Age brings wisdom, strength and growth. Time also wears us down. We may notice it first at the surface level, such as wrinkles in our skin, but there’s a lot happening under the hood as well. Enter H.V.M.N. Keto Collagen+, the modern nutrition take on what a collagen protein powder should be. Designed to give you a healthy source of fat & protein to fuel your day, each scoop promotes healthy skin, stronger bones, a healthier gut, and much more. Chrissy Ensley, Head of Operations and...


Vegan Keto: Managing Type 1 Diabetes, What to Eat, & Effects on Cholesterol · Dr. Carrie Diulus · #133

Dr. Carrie Diulus is a US board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, endurance athlete, and thriving Type 1 diabetic. Her choice of fuel for success? A plant-based, vegan, ketogenic diet. It's common to think that ketogenic diets need animal-based nutrition sources, yet Dr. Diulus is a shining example for how a ketogenic diet can successfully be adapted to suit the individual. In this episode, Geoff & Dr. Diulus discuss: You can learn more about Dr. Carrie Diulus here:...


Ketones Improve Intestinal Stem Cell Function - Research Roundup

A new study, conducted by MIT, explored how a ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones govern signaling biological programs that maintain intestinal stem cell function. We know ketone bodies like beta-hydroxybutyrate have signaling roles in the body and can help regulate things like appetite, metabolism, and neurotransmitter function. This study provides evidence that BHB itself may play a key mediating role in maintaining intestinal health too. Do ketones themselves (and not necessarily...


Carnivore Conquers 7-Day Fast, Bacterial Infection, & Depression · Mikhaila Peterson · #132

Mikhaila Peterson has officially coined her version of the carnivore diet: The Lion Diet. Strictly sticking to ruminant meat, salt, and water cured Mikhaila of her autoimmune issues back in 2018. Most recently, she's been experimenting with multi-day intermittent fasting as another lifestyle and nutritional intervention. While Mikhaila initially targeted for fat loss, she also found that fasting was a profound tool for mental health and emotional stability. What else happens when a...


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?...