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#286 – Belly Fat, Gut Bacteria, and Obesity.

Guest: Mike Mutzel, MSc

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Mike Mutzel, MSc — author of Belly Fat Effect — visits the show to reveal the real secret about how your diet, intestinal health and gut bacteria help you burn fat.

Here are my notes!

0:15 – Got a new mic. How do I sound? (Could have been better. Voice is too low. I’ll fix it!)

4:04 – Put down the fork and go to the gym! Oh, how things change…

6:36 – Two things about calories-in and calories-out that don’t make sense.

7:14 – Why overweight and digestive problems go hand-in-hand.

8:38 – Babies born by C-section are inoculated with hospital and skin bacteria.

9:00 – How inappropriate early feeding and antibiotic usage can cause immune and weight problems later in life.

10:44 – What to do if your baby NEEDS to be on antibiotics.

12:50 – “You can’t burn fat if you are inflamed.”

13:35 – The shocking truth about why gastric bypass works. (It’s not just the calories!)

15:35 – “The gut releases over 24 different hormones that regulate insulin’s systemic activity.”

19:30 – How food hanging around in your gut will make your gut bacteria extract more calories from what you eat…and lead to weight gain.

23:00 – Fat bugs and lean bugs … and which foods fuel them.

25:30 – I’m confused. If a fats transport endotoxins across the gut, then why are high-fat diets so highly touted? Get Mike’s tips for how to keep endotoxins down if you’re on a high-fat diet.

28:45 – The power of polyphenols.

30:06 – How bacterial endotoxins take you OUT of fat-burning mode by turning on your sugar-burning, inflammatory immune cells.

33:49 – Your immune cells makes you insulin resistant. They steal glucose from your muscles and organs in order to fight infections and keep you alive. But it makes you fat!

36:08 – How endotoxins and inflammation make you leptin resistant, making you chronically hungry and also breaking down your gut lining.

40:20 – What happens when fat cells spill lipids into the bloodstream and the fats end up where they’re not supposed to be.

41:55 – Does the immune system wear out, making overweight people more likely to get infections?

42:48 – Simple strategies for boosting your AMPK and tell your mitochondria to replicate and burn more fat.

44:27 – Mike’s best “mindful” tips for upgrading your guy bacteria, reducing inflammation, and burning more fat.

46:44 – The 4 Ps: polyphenols, prebiotics, probiotics, and pea protein.

50:08 – So no grains period?

51:05 – Download Mike’s FREE video series!

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Next Tuesday at 5pm PT/8pm ET: Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise.


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#285 – The NBA Goes Low-Carb Paleo.

Guest: Mark Sisson

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Mark Sisson – founder of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint — returns to the show to discuss the latest diet trend sweeping the NBA off-season, including the dramatic weight loss of superstars Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony.

Here are my notes!

0:10 – We’re number one. Finally!

3:12 – Why are so many NBA superstars going paleo?

5:00 – Is there strong research showing that basketball players benefit from this diet?

6:34 – Athletes will lose power in the beginning phases of low-carb…but it returns.

7:37 – Can ketones fuel the energy systems that elite NBA athletes rely upon?

10:06 – Mitochondrial biogenenis: How an athlete can increase mitochondria for better energy production and recovery.

12:41 – Low-carb in the off-season to make more mitochondria, but increase carbs in-season.

15:35 – Specific “safe starch” adjustments players can make in-season.

20:07 – My thoughts on the Laker’s switch to paleo and all of their injuries since.

23:38 – Is it a good idea to start this diet mid-season?

25:20 – Speculation on what really made LeBron James cramp up in the NBA Finals.

27:27 – Mark’s top tips for starting a low-carb diet (for athletes).

31:37 – 7 Things You Had No Idea Gut Bacteria Could Do.

33:38 – Can gut flora nullify antinutrients like phytic acid and allerginicity to gluten and dairy?

39:34 – The Primal Blueprint Certification

Learn more about Mark at www.marksdailyapple.com.

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#284 – How Sleep Deprivation Fries Your Brain and Makes You Fat.

Guest: Dan Pardi

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Dan Pardi — neuroscience researcher and founder of Dan’s Plan — visits the show to discuss the shocking research on how sleep deprivation impacts decision making, reaction time, memory, and weight gain.

Here are my notes!

6:26 – Almost every function of the brain is altered by sleep deprivation.

7:20 – How your brain encodes memories for retrieval and recall.

8:50 – Why “forgetting” is a good sign of memory.

11:20 – Do focus and attention span suffer when we don’t get enough sleep?

13:00 – How sleep deprivation triggers hyperactivity in children…and adults.

14:32 – Light and its effects on cognition and circadian rhythms.

17:32 – The behavioral consequences of mistimed light environment.

18:37 – Why you NEED to get outside at least 30 minutes a day. You master clock will thank you!

21:14 – An “enlightening” explanation for why outdoor exercise appears to be healthier than indoor exercise.

22:00 – 3 tips for telling your brain it’s dark out and time to wind down.

23:30 – “We’re getting 20% less sleep per night.” Yikes!

24:02 – Does wearing sunglasses throw off your master clock?

25:05 – A pretty cool app to create “virtual darkness” on your computer or tablet.

27:49 – Are you sleep deprived? Defining our individual sleep needs and the primary types of insomnia.

33:07 – More soup for you! A “sneaky” study on how our environment influences how much we eat.

35:48 – How sleep deprivation makes us more likely to eat foods we consider LESS healthy!

39:49 – Don’t go grocery while hungry…or sleep deprived!

40:15 – How deprived sleep makes you GAIN WEIGHT via imbalanced blood sugar, leptin, and ghrelin.

45:47 – Can sleep deprivation cause loss of muscle mass and reduced growth hormone output?

49:55 – Is obesity a memory disorder?

53:08 – Quantifying the Self: Nifty devices and apps that track your activity and behaviors.

Learn more about Dan at www.dansplan.com.

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