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Solving the Pain Puzzle with Dr. Rick Olderman

Solving the Pain Puzzle with Dr. Rick Olderman

November 28, 2022

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My guest on this episode is Dr. Rick Olderman.

Rick Olderman is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with more than 25 years’ experience that specializes in helping people with chronic pain experience a pain-free life.

Rick has written the popular Fixing You® series of books -- found on Amazon.com -- to help people with chronic pain or injuries. More recently, Rick has created downloadable video home programs to help people solve pain from head to toe. These programs include his pioneering approach that has helped solve hundreds of cases of chronic pain at his clinic for the last 10 years.

Rick has a new book, Solving the Pain Puzzle, coming out in 2023 and has posted a few chapters from that book on his website, www.rickolderman.com, where people can also pre-order his book and find his home programs as well as other free stuff.

Rick is one of the top professionals in the U.S. when it comes to understanding recurring injuries and chronic musculoskeletal pain. He wants to enhance quality of life by helping people fix their pain once and for all.

In this episode, Rick and I talk about a variety of pain-related topics including the causes of acute and chronic pain, why current treatments for pain aren’t effective, and tools and exercises that you can use in your everyday life and in work to minimize pain.

We also talk about Rick’s current approach to addressing patients' pain — which involves a philosophy that he’s developed over the past several years using information from a variety of sources in the field of physical therapy. I found Rick’s approach to be novel, intuitive but also based in anatomy, physiology, and the science of pain.

 

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Lifestyle Factors for Optimizing Cardiovascular Health with Joseph Watso, Ph.D.

Lifestyle Factors for Optimizing Cardiovascular Health with Joseph Watso, Ph.D.

October 11, 2022

My guest on episode 55 of the podcast is Dr. Joseph Watso.

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Joe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology at Florida State University. Joe directs the Cardiovascular & Applied Physiology (CAP) Laboratory which has the mission to advance knowledge on cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment strategies. His research interests include the role of lifestyle habits, such as diet and exercise, for optimizing health, with a focus on the cardiovascular system.

In this interview, Joe and I chat about a wide range of topics related to exercise and cardiovascular physiology, including some basics on blood pressure regulation, the effects of sodium intake on blood pressure, salt sensitive hypertension, the effects of salt and sugar on vascular function, and how exercise can protect against the effects of salt and sugar intake on vascular function.

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Exercise, Carbohydrate Metabolism, and Insulin Sensitivity with Professor Glenn McConell

Exercise, Carbohydrate Metabolism, and Insulin Sensitivity with Professor Glenn McConell

October 3, 2022

My guest on episode 54 is Professor Glenn McConell. Glenn is an Emeritus Professor in Exercise Metabolism at Victoria University in Melbourne Australia.

In this episode, we talk about how the body metabolizes fat and carbohydrate during exercise, and how this changes with exercise intensity and duration, glycogen stores in the body, how long they last, and how carbohydrate ingestion during exercise can buffer muscle glycogen and improve performance, the effects of acute and chronic exercise on insulin sensitivity and the mechanisms that increase insulin sensitivity in the muscle.

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Circadian Rhythm Biology, Chronomedicine, and Timing Exercise and Nutrition for Optimal Health with Dr. John Hogenesch

Circadian Rhythm Biology, Chronomedicine, and Timing Exercise and Nutrition for Optimal Health with Dr. John Hogenesch

September 12, 2022

My guest on episode 53 of the podcast is Dr. John Hogenesch.

John is a professor of pediatrics and chair of the divisions of human genetics, immunobiology, and pulmonary medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where his work focuses on the genetics of circadian timing in humans and other mammals.

John and his colleagues are credited with the discovery of the master regular of the circadian clock known as Bmal1, and later its paralog Bmal2, as well as several other components of the circadian clock.

In this episode, we discuss some of the fundamental aspects of circadian biology and circadian rhythms in humans — why they evolved, and their major importance to health and implication and disease.

 

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Read the NY Times article mentioning John and his work: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/magazine/circadian-medicine.html 

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Endurance Exercise, Cardiovascular Health, and the Dangers of ”Too Much Exercise” (Part II)

Endurance Exercise, Cardiovascular Health, and the Dangers of ”Too Much Exercise” (Part II)

August 30, 2022

Hello everyone and welcome to the Science & Chill podcast, I’m your host Brady Holmer.

Last week, I released part one of my two-part interview that I gave on the Run Smarter podcast a few months ago. The Run Smarter podcast is hosted by runner and physiotherapist Brodie Sharpe. He invited me on his podcast to answer some questions related to endurance exercise and cardiovascular health, a topic that I think all of my audience will find helpful and hopefully useful. There has been a lot of discussion lately on whether there is a point where exercising too much might be bad for our cardiovascular health, and also an interest in what amount of exercise is best for healthspan and longevity. We discuss some data related to both of these topics in the interview. Brodie was kind enough to allow me to release both parts of our interview on my own podcast, and that’s what you’re listening to today.

This is part two of our interview, and if you happened to miss part one, I encourage you to go back and have a listen, as it will complement today’s episode!

In the interview, Brodie and I talk about exercise and heart health including:

 

At what point can running become detrimental to cardiovascular health?

 

What training is best for cardiac collatereralization?

 

Is it okay to race 20-30 beats per minute above your training heart rate?

 

Is there a certain threshold where cardio health is counterproductive for performance and also longevity?

 

…and more.

 

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The Promises and Controversies of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Technology with Nick Norwitz, PhD

The Promises and Controversies of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Technology with Nick Norwitz, PhD

August 22, 2022

My guest on episode 52 of the podcast is Nick Norwitz, PhD.

Nick earned his PhD from Oxford University and is currently a medical student at Harvard University. He's also a self-proclaimed metabolic health enthusiast.

Nick joined me to chat about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and, in particular, a new study that he just published on the use of CGM in medical students as part of a pilot project in "metabolic immersion" education. This paper has been getting a lot of attention among nutrition enthusiasts, scholars, and medical professionals on social media, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss some of the ongoing conversation.

 

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Endurance Exercise, Cardiovascular Health, and the Dangers of ”Too Much Exercise” (Part I)

Endurance Exercise, Cardiovascular Health, and the Dangers of ”Too Much Exercise” (Part I)

August 15, 2022

Hello everyone and welcome to the Science & Chill podcast, I’m your host Brady Holmer.

This week and next week’s episode of the podcast will be a bit different. Rather than an original interview, I’m going to release a two-part interview that I gave on the Run Smarter podcast a few months ago. The Run Smarter podcast is hosted by runner and physiotherapist Brodie Sharpe. He invited me on his podcast to answer some questions related to endurance exercise and cardiovascular health, a topic that I think all of my audience will find helpful and hopefully useful. There has been a lot of discussion lately on whether there is a point where exercising too much might be bad for our cardiovascular health, and also an interest in what amount of exercise is best for healthspan and longevity. We discuss some data related to both of these topics in the interview. Brodie was kind enough to allow me to release both parts of our interview on my own podcast, and that’s what you’re listening to today.

Part II of our interview will release next Monday, so be sure to subscribe on whatever platform you’re listening on so you don’t miss out on the second half of our conversation.

In the interview, Brodie and I talk about exercise and heart health including:

 

At what point can running become detrimental to cardiovascular health?

 

What training is best for cardiac collatereralization?

 

Is it okay to race 20-30 beats per minute above your training heart rate?

 

Is there a certain threshold where cardio health is counterproductive for performance and also longevity?

 

…and more.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Cholesterol, The Lipid Energy Model, Lean Mass Hyperresponders, and Citizen Science with Dave Feldman

Cholesterol, The Lipid Energy Model, Lean Mass Hyperresponders, and Citizen Science with Dave Feldman

August 1, 2022

My guest on episode 50 of the podcast is Dave Feldman.

Dave Feldman is a Senior Software Engineer and Citizen Scientist. After seeing his cholesterol skyrocket on keto, he began obsessively researching lipidology and through a series of experiments has demonstrated novel data which is now building toward the larger Lipid Energy Model. This concept is now being explored with collaborating researchers and may potentially help explain much of the phenomenon around high cholesterol on a low carb, ketogenic diet.

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If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

Without further ado, please enjoy my conversation with Dave Feldman.

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Optimize Your Ergonomics for Desk Work, Gaming, and Leisure with Dr. Drew Schwartz

Optimize Your Ergonomics for Desk Work, Gaming, and Leisure with Dr. Drew Schwartz

July 25, 2022

Episode webpage: https://www.bradyholmer.com/pod/49

My guest on episode 49 of the podcast is Dr. Drew Schwartz. 

Dr. Schwartz is a chiropractor at The Cleveland Clinic, an avid gamer, and is dedicated to educating gamers and deskers alike about how to work or game more ergonomically to improve performance, enhance comfort, and reduce injury and discomfort.

In this episode, we talk about the importance of proper ergonomics and why it’s so important to be conscious of our posture and movements throughout the day. We talk about how individuals who work at a desk or from home can optimize their daily work by improving their ergonomics through exercises, postural changes, and even through the use of working accessories, chairs, and desks. 

We then talk about gaming and, even if you are not someone who plays video games, I think you will find our conversation interesting. Dr. Schwartz talks about some of the work that he does with ESports athletes — otherwise known as professional video game players — to help them optimize their performance through ergonomics, sleep, nutrition, and exercise. This is really a topic that not many people are talking about, so I was very interested in learning more about the world of ESports on a deeper level.

If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

 

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Simplifying Longevity and Healthspan with Dr. Howard Luks

Simplifying Longevity and Healthspan with Dr. Howard Luks

July 18, 2022

My guest on episode 48 of the podcast is Dr. Howard Luks. Dr. Luks is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, chief of sports medicine and arthroscopy, and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at New York Medical College. Dr. Luks's focus is on injuries that involve the shoulder, knee, ankle, and elbow. You can find him on Twitter at the handle @hjluks.

In addition to his expertise in sports medicine, Dr. Luks is an avid communicator in the space of healthspan and longevity. As a runner and cyclist himself, he is keenly interested in using aerobic exercise — in particular zone 2 training — to enhance metabolic function to improve healthspan. Dr. Luks also has a deep knowledge of metabolism, nutrition, and strength training — knowledge he has culminated in his new book titled: “Longevity…simplified.” 

In this new book — which we discuss in detail on this episode of the podcast — Dr. Luks discusses practical, simple, and evidence-based strategies that can have major effects on healthspan and potentially lifespan. Dr. Luks and I are both critics of a lot of the current hype that is present in the longevity space, and he offers a fresh and much-needed perspective on useful lifestyle interventions that we can all implement starting today.

I have provided links to Dr. Luks’s book in the show notes for those of you who are interested in purchasing it. There is both a hard copy and an Ebook version available. I highly recommend getting some version of the book and I have really enjoyed reading it since receiving my copy.

Alright, just a few more words before we begin today’s episode.

If you enjoy this podcast and would like a way to support my work, the best way to do this is by becoming a supporter on Patreon, where you can pledge a monthly donation of any amount. You can find more information about becoming a Patreon supporter by going to patreon.com/bradyholmer or finding the link in the show notes.

You can also support the podcast through a one-time donation using the links on my website. Just go to bradyholmer.com/donate or check the link in the show notes for more information.

Last but not least, if you enjoy any of the topics that appear on this podcast, you will love my Substack and weekly newsletter that I send out every Friday called Physiology Friday. To sign up to receive occasional blog posts and my weekly email newsletter, go to bradyholmer.substack.com/about. If you sign up, I hope you enjoy!

 

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