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The Meta Health Podcast

Dec 23, 2021

Ketogenic diets are commonly associated with meat-based diets, but this misconception isolates individuals from accessing this precious metabolic state. In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Ketosis explained using an ox-powered waterwheel
  • Fat burning/oxidation explained using box cutters
  • Why ketones are an...

Dec 15, 2021

Envy is an emotion very few people like to talk about, but that simmers inside so many of us.  I talk about envy openly in this episode and discuss the following:

  • Why people avoid discussing envy
  • The impact of envy on our emotional health
  • My personal experience with envy
  • The parenting impact of envy on children
  • Toxic...

Dec 8, 2021

In this episode I use 4 key coenzymes along with storytelling and visualization to help you understand energy metabolism.  We'll weave in James Bond's Casino Royale and introduce a "RAP" to help you become a metabolic whiz.  Topics include:

  • Mitochondria refresher 
  • Introducing the 4 key coenzymes
  • Major metabolic...

Nov 24, 2021

In this episode I do my best to provide an objective, science-based mechanism for how plant-based and paleo-type diets can be effective in reversing insulin resistance.  I cover the following:

  • Molecular overview of insulin resistance
  • Case descriptions of how plant-based and paleo-type diets can reverse insulin...

Nov 17, 2021

It's time to introduce the liver into our metabolic framework and understand how it interacts with fat and muscle. We'll discuss:

  • The metabolic triad of glucose, fat and muscle 
  • How the liver regulates glucose with extraordinary precision
  • Understanding metabolism when fed, fasted, and in ketosis
  • Insulin resistance in...