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Physiology Friday #19: Supplementing with Creatine Reduces the Need for Sleep

Physiology Friday #19: Supplementing with Creatine Reduces the Need for Sleep

May 14, 2021

In this episode of the Physiology Friday podcast, I discuss a study in rats that investigated how creatine supplementation may affect the need for sleep.

 

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- Study: Creatine supplementation reduces sleep need and homeostatic sleep pressure in rats

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Physiology Friday #18: Using Heat to Enhance Endurance Performance and Strength Gains

Physiology Friday #18: Using Heat to Enhance Endurance Performance and Strength Gains

May 7, 2021

In this episode of the Physiology Friday podcast, I discuss data on how heat may be a strategy to improve endurance performance as well as strength adaptations during resistance training.

 

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Physiology Friday #17: Histamines are Crucial for Exercise Training Benefits

Physiology Friday #17: Histamines are Crucial for Exercise Training Benefits

April 30, 2021

In this episode of the Physiology Friday podcast, I review a study showing that histamines play a crucial role in mediating the beneficial effects of exercise on metabolic and cardiovascular function.

 

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- Study: Histamine H1 and H2 receptors are essential transducers of the integrative exercise training response in humans

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Episode 29: Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Stephen Anton

Episode 29: Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Stephen Anton

April 12, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Dr. Stephen Anton.

 

Dr. Anton is a leading authority on Intermittent Fasting and Chief of the Clinical Research Division at the University of Florida’s Department of Aging and Geriatric Research.

 

In this episode, we cover everything from the basics of intermittent fasting and time restricted feeding, to the specific cellular benefits that come from fasting. We also discuss a bit on how fasting and the ketogenic diet are similar but also some of the distinct benefits that come from each. If you’re interested in intermittent fasting or time restricted feeding or want to learn more about the physiology of this topic, I think you’re going to really enjoy this episode. 

 

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Episode 28 (SOLO): Sleep Loss, Blood Vessel Health, and Cardiovascular Disease

Episode 28 (SOLO): Sleep Loss, Blood Vessel Health, and Cardiovascular Disease

March 22, 2021

In this episode of Science & Chill, I discuss our lab's recently published systematic review on the effects of sleep deprivation on blood vessel health and function in adults.

 

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Episode 27: Modern Nutrition, Exogenous Ketones, and Optimal Human Performance with H.V.M.N. founder Geoffrey Woo

Episode 27: Modern Nutrition, Exogenous Ketones, and Optimal Human Performance with H.V.M.N. founder Geoffrey Woo

March 8, 2021

In episode 27 of Science & Chill, I interview Geoffrey Woo. Geoff is the CEO and founder of Health Via Modern Nutrition, or H.V.M.N. H.V.M.N. is a company who sells products including an exogenous ketone ester, nootropic supplements, and a keto food bar that is really out of this world.

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- Follow Geoff on Twitter (@geoffreywoo)

- GeoffreyWoo.com

- H.V.M.N. website

- Read Geoff's new paper: Ketones for Post-Exercise Recovery: Potential Applications and Mechanisms

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Episode 26: Nutrition Quackery, Health Epidemiology, and Dietary Guidelines with Kevin Bass

Episode 26: Nutrition Quackery, Health Epidemiology, and Dietary Guidelines with Kevin Bass

February 21, 2021

In episode 26 of Science & Chill, I interview Kevin Bass, who has been on my “to interview” list for quite some time, and we were able to finally make some time to record this episode. If you aren’t familiar with Kevin, he is a scientist and also a truth-seeker, experimenter, expert, and social-media presence in the area of nutrition. Kevin has become low-key famous on Twitter and elsewhere for his rants about nutrition and his recently scrutinized “quack list” — topics that we discuss in this episode along with much more.

 

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- TheDietWars.com

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Episode 25: Matt Fitzgerald on Running and Life with Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

Episode 25: Matt Fitzgerald on Running and Life with Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

February 7, 2021

In this episode of Science & Chill, I interview Matt Fitzgerald. Matt is an author, endurance sports coach, and certified sports nutritionist whose work has appeared in national publications including Bicycling magazine, Maxim, Men's health, and Outside magazine. Matt has written several popular books on the science and art of running and endurance sports including 80/20 Running, Racing Weight, How Bad Do You Want It, Diet Cults, Running the Dream, and his most recent book, The Comeback Quotient.

I wanted to interview Matt to talk about his writing and running, but the main reason I asked him to come on the podcast was to discuss his recent struggle with what is being referred to as post-acute covid-19 syndrome (PACS) — the constellation of physical and mental symptoms that seem to arise months after one has suspectedly or certainly been infected with the COVID-19 virus. This is exactly what happened to Matt, who suspects he contracted COVID sometime in March of 2020, but didn’t start to experience severe COVID-related effects until nearly 6 months after his stint with the virus. In this podcast, he details how his athletic and personal life have been impacted by post-acute COVID syndrome and an alarmingly slow to nonexistent recovery. In some respects, he thinks he only seems to be getting worse. 

 

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Relevant links

Follow Matt on Twitter (@MattFitWriter)

- Follow Matt on Instagram (@Fitzgerald.Matt)

- MattFitzgerald.org

- 8020Endurance.com

- Purchase "The Comeback Quotient" (print)

- Other books by Matt (Amazon)

 

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Episode 24: Image Duplication, Scientific Integrity, and the Microbiome with Dr. Elisabeth Bik

Episode 24: Image Duplication, Scientific Integrity, and the Microbiome with Dr. Elisabeth Bik

January 24, 2021

In this episode of the Science & Chill podcast, I speak with Dr. Elisabeth Bik.

Dr. Bik is a microbiome scientist and science integrity advocate. She received her PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her scientific work has included time at the Dutch National Institute for Health and the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is the creator of Microbiome Digest, a blog where she posts almost daily papers published in the area of the microbiome. She has also held roles as a science editor and scientific and editorial director at uBiome, and director of science at Astarte medical.

Currently, Dr. Bik is devoting her work to being a full-time Microbiome and Science Integrity consultant. Her work has been featured in major news publications including Nature, the New York Times, the Washington post, Le Monde, The Scientist, and more. She often shares her detective work on social media with the hashtag #ImageForensics, and she has nearly 85,000 Twitter followers.

In this episode, we talk about the microbiome -- what what the microbiome is, the functions of the microbiome in human physiology, how the microbiome might be responsible for obesity and other modern-day diseases, and how diet, lifestyle, and our environment influence the microbiome. 

The majority of our conversation surrounds her main role as a "science integrity consultant." Dr. Bik regards herself as a "scientific sleuth" in the area of image duplication, where she uses her own two eyes to spot potentially fraudulent or duplicated imaged within scientific papers. Her investigations have led to published papers and the reporting of her findings to major scientific journals, resulting in the correction and/or retraction of several papers.

The work Dr. Bik does is important and I believe, somewhat underappreciated. What she's doing really is impactful and integral to upholding the integrity of science and keeping the "checks and balances" of scientific publishing in tact.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

 

Relevant links

- Microbiome Digest blog

- Science Integrity Digest blog

- Short blog post by Dr. Bik on the microbiome

- Follow Dr. Bik on Twitter (@MicrobiomDigest)

- Dr. Bik's 2016 paper: The Prevalence of Inappropriate Image Duplication in Biomedical Research Publications

- Nature article on Dr. Bik's work

- The Scientist article on Dr. Bik: "Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik"

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Episode 23: Regenerative Medicine, Lifestyle, and Biohacking with Dr. Nick Greiner

Episode 23: Regenerative Medicine, Lifestyle, and Biohacking with Dr. Nick Greiner

December 6, 2020

In episode 23 of Science & Chill, I speak with Dr. Nick Greiner. 

 

Dr. Greiner is trained and certified as a functional medicine physician who practices out of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His clinic focus on regenerative medicine therapies and he advocates using lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise to improve patients' health. 

 

In this episode, we talk about his practice, his philosophy on healthcare and how he tackles health from an integrative approach. We also dig in to some "biohacking" and talk about light and circadian rhythms, heat/cold exposure, and intermittent fasting. 

 

Relevant links:

Follow Dr. Greiner on Twitter

Dr. Greiner's practice: Greiner Health Solutions

Listen to "The Takedown" podcast

Review paper on cold therapy for strength/endurance training mentioned in the podcast

 

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