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The Meta Health Podcast

Sep 7, 2022

Call it holistic, functional, metabolic, integrative, longevity, or whatever, but this episode expresses some of my concerns about the direction of what I refer to as the rising "alt health" movement.

Interestingly, I'm part of both alt health and mainstream medicine, so I'll share my take from both sides. I'll...

Jun 21, 2022

In this episode we will tie together cholesterol metabolism using the boat vehicular model from Part 1, and understanding your own cholesterol results in greater depth. My free cholesterol e-book here summarizes key numbers and concepts discussed in this episode. We'll discuss the following: 

  • Review of lipid boats and...

May 24, 2022

Lipid (cholesterol) physiology is complicated, but essential for you to understand as part of metabolism, health, and longevity. Let's simplify lipids (and glucose) using cars, boats, and traffic. This sets the foundation for future episodes where I discuss the practical implications of lipids and heart disease risk....

Apr 12, 2022

Glucose variability (GV) is an important metric that expands upon the current limited application of fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C. In this episode we'll discuss:

  • The limitations of A1C and fasting blood glucose
  • What is GV and why it matters?
  • How GV is related to inflammation and chronic disease
  • Glucose...

Mar 22, 2022

The hemoglobin A1C is a useful, yet imperfect glycemic marker which we'll explore further in this episode where we discuss:

  • The origins of the glycohemoglobin test (aka A1C)
  • The flaws of A1C testing and why you may not be prediabetic
  • Insulin resistant markers that should accompany A1C testing
  • The impact of ethnicity on...