Sept. 17, 2021
Throughout 2021 we’ve had hundreds of people try out our bloodsmart.ai software within the format of our monthly group program. We’ve met clients from all walks of life – some athletes, some not – but most want the same things: to feel better now and to preserve healthspan later. Over the years – and especially more recently after racing was cancelled – my own goals have also shifted from athletic performance, instead landing on what needs to be done to maximise healthspan – that is the period of life spent in good health, free from the chronic diseases and disabilities of ageing. Talking each week to others with the same goals has become a highlight of my work week...
On this podcast, NBT Scientific Director and coach Megan Hall and I are discussing my latest blood chemistry results and bloodsmart.ai report. I was pleased with my results a couple of years ago when my Overall Wellness Score reached a perfect 100. This time around, however, there’s room for improvement, and Megan offers her usual excellent advice.
If you’d like to get a blood test + a bloodsmart.ai report along with a series of group coaching sessions with Megan and me, we can arrange that for you. The coaching sessions take on a format much like this podcast, with individual reports reviewed and advice for a path forward described in detail. Be sure to follow along with this episode with Megan’s detailed outline.
[00:02:58] Overall Wellness Score; Horne paper: Anderson, Jeffrey L., et al. "Usefulness of a complete blood count-derived risk score to predict incident mortality in patients with suspected cardiovascular disease." The American journal of cardiology 99.2 (2007): 169-174.
[00:03:25] Health Assessment Questionnaire.
[00:04:36] Why to get a blood test when you're feeling good.
[00:12:21] Wellness Score and PhenoAge; Podcast: How to Measure Your Biological Age, with Megan Hall.
[00:13:54] Individual input markers.
[00:14:42] Podcasts: Why You’re Probably Not Eating Enough Protein (How to Know for Sure), with Megan Hall; Protein vs. Energy for Improved Body Composition and Healthspan, with Ted Naiman, MD; Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease and How to Fight It, with Ben Bikman, PhD.
[00:15:55] Protein requirements: 1.6g protein per Kg of body weight.
[00:17:12] Rhonda Patrick’s podcast with Ashley Mason: Dr. Ashley Mason On Drug-Free Approaches For Treating Depression, Insomnia, And Overeating | Found My Fitness With Dr. Rhonda Patrick.
[00:19:44] Podcast: Blood Chemistry in Athletes, with Tommy Wood, MD, PhD.
[00:21:02] Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite.
[00:21:54] Supplements Megan is most likely to take: Magnesium and creatine (with Creapure).
[00:24:45] Iron panel and blood donation; DIY therapeutic phlebotomy.
[00:27:17] Podcast on iron overload: Iron overload and the impact it can have on performance and health, with Dr. Tommy Wood; “Bronze Diabetes” paper: ROOT, HOWARD F. "Insulin resistance and bronze diabetes." New England Journal of Medicine 201.5 (1929): 201-206.
[00:28:46] Protein:Energy (PE) Ratio; Book: The PE Diet: Leverage your biology to achieve optimal health, by Ted Naiman.
[00:43:25] Zinc deficiency makes RBC membranes more fragile; Study: O'Dell, Boyd L., Jimmy D. Browning, and Philip G. Reeves. "Zinc deficiency increases the osmotic fragility of rat erythrocytes." The Journal of nutrition 117.11 (1987): 1883-1889.
[00:45:06] bloodsmart.ai forecasts.
[00:45:45] Previous podcast talking about bloodsmart.ai and forecasts: You Literally Bled for That Data. Now What? and How to Use Biomedical Testing to Find Problems Inside Your Body.
[00:50:28] Lead and toxic metals overload.
[00:51:23] The negative impacts of lead on both nervous and renal systems are obvious at a blood lead concentration of 2 μg/dL; Study: Shefa, Syeda T., and Paul Héroux. "Both physiology and epidemiology support zero tolerable blood lead levels." Toxicology letters 280 (2017): 232-237.
[00:53:19] Supporting detoxification.
[00:55:00] Iodine and sea vegetables; Maine Coast granulated sea vegetables.
[00:57:29] Summarizing action items.
[00:58:01] Eat more food! RED-S; Podcast: How to Identify and Treat Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), with Nicky Keay.
[01:02:08] Vitamin D; Chris Masterjohn's Presentation on COVID-19 at AHS and article on Vitamin D and COVID-19: The Current State of the Evidence.
[01:04:55] Megan's outline for this podcast
[01:05:11] Join a bloodsmart.ai group program to get a blood test, bloodsmart.ai report, and group coaching sessions with Megan Hall.
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