The Nourish Balance Thrive podcast is designed to help you perform better. Christopher Kelly, your host, is co-founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online clinic using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. On the podcast, Chris interviews leading minds in medicine, nutrition and health, as well as world-class athletes and members of the NBT team, to give you up-to-date information on the lifestyle changes and personalized techniques being used to make people go faster – from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions.

How to Treat Hashimoto’s using the Autoimmune Protocol

Functional medicine physician Rob Abbott, MD is back on the podcast this week.  Since he was with us last year his career and practice has evolved in exciting ways. While seeing patients at Resilient Roots Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, he is also the medical advisor at Autoimmune ...

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Life at the Extremes: Fueling World-class Performance with a Carnivore Diet

Dr. Shawn Baker is an orthopaedic surgeon, athlete, and an advocate of a carnivore diet.  Shawn has a rich history in sport: playing semi-professional rugby in New Zealand, competing in and winning Strongman competitions, and setting records as a powerlifter and Highland Games Masters World Champion. In the meantime, he ...

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A Consumer’s Guide to Integrative Medicine

We’re happy to welcome Dr. Tim Gerstmar back on the podcast this week. Tim is a naturopathic physician, specializing in the treatment of digestive and autoimmune problems. He has spent the past 10 years seeing patients locally at Aspire Natural Health in the Seattle area, and he offers virtual ...

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How to Harness Productive Passion and Avoid Burnout

Brad Stulberg is a writer, performance coach, and speaker, specializing in developing and harnessing productive passion using evidence-based principles of mastery and success.  He has co-authored two books, Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox, which explore the science and practice of passion and world-class performance. Currently a columnist for Outside ...

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NBT People: Graeme Muirhead

Graeme Muirhead has been a member of our Elite Performance Program since February 2018. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Edinburgh Scotland, he studied computer science at Heriot-Watt University. His career in technology brought him to the US in 2009, and he is now a Managing Director at Bank ...

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The Science and Practice of Training Elite Road Cyclists

Sports Physiologist and Performance Nutritionist David Bailey, PhD is the Head of Performance for the Bahrain-Merida Pro Cycling Team. He manages and delivers scientific support to elite athletes competing at the highest level in international cycling. He also coaches, providing training prescription, nutritional support and performance interventions. He has worked ...

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Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Strategies for Diabetes and Sleep Problems

Integrative Clinical Psychologist Ashley Mason, PhD. is back on the podcast to discuss her clinical work and research within the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. She is now the Co-Director for the UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment, and the Director of the Sleep, Eating, and Affect (SEA) Lab ...

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The Latest Research on Exogenous Ketones and Other Performance Enhancers

Back on the podcast today, we have researcher and athlete Brianna Stubbs, PhD. Brianna has been a world-champion rower and is now competing in cycling, running, and triathlon. She is also Research Lead for HVMN, advancing the science on human optimisation and creating content and products to improve physiology, metabolism ...

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NBT People: Greg White

Greg White writes for television in Los Angeles. He has written for Comedy Central, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Disney, and has developed his own material for networks such as FX and MTV. A former endurance running junkie, his interests include strength training, functional movement, and meditation. He has been an NBT ...

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How to Use Probiotics to Improve Your Health

Dr. Jason Hawrelak, PhD. is a researcher, educator, and clinician, specializing in gastrointestinal health, the gut microbiota and the use of probiotics to improve health outcomes. Jason has written extensively in the medical literature on these topics and has been in clinical practice for almost 20 years. He also coordinates ...

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Science and Application of High Intensity Interval Training

Paul Laursen, PhD is an author, endurance coach, high-performance consultant and entrepreneur. He has competed in 17 Ironman triathlon races and has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers in exercise and sports science journals. We’ve had him on the podcast once before to discuss High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and he ...

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An Interpretable Machine Learning Model of Biological Age

When we launched the Blood Chemistry Calculator (BCC) in early 2018 we couldn’t have predicted the changes the software would undergo or the projects it would lead to. One such project has been researching and writing a scientific paper on the use of machine learning to predict and interpret ...

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