Aug. 2, 2019

Mark Alexander is an electronics engineer and technology consultant living in San Francisco. He’s been a member of our Elite Performance Program over the past two years, and in that time we’ve seen him overcome health obstacles that were inhibiting his training and quality of life, including mould exposure, heavy metals, and gut pathogens. 

In this podcast, Mark and I discuss his health journey, including the lab tests, coaching, and tools that made the biggest difference for him. He describes the game-changing protocols that helped him gain 6 pounds of muscle mass in 6 months without changing his training. Mark also shares about the major personal and professional shifts he’s made over the past two years, including leaving his engineering job to pursue more fulfilling work and life experiences. 

Here's the outline of this interview with Mark Alexander:

[00:00:25] Dolby Dimension headset with Atmos Soundscape.

[00:03:48] Mark's background.

[00:07:14] Going through the NBT Elite Performance Program.

[00:08:53] Book: The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, by Tim Ferriss.

[00:09:15] Working with a functional medicine doctor; food sensitivities.

[00:12:24] Gut pathogen whack-a-mole.

[00:16:03] Supplements for mitochondrial support: nicotinamide riboside, lecithin, creatine.

[00:17:24] Heavy metal testing; Quicksilver Scientific.

[00:18:02] Clearlight Sanctuary 2 Sauna.

[00:18:24] Bryan Walsh Detox program.

[00:20:35] Valter Longo, PhD; Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet.

[00:21:55] Mold Exposure; Great Plains mycotoxin test.

[00:25:34] Cholestyramine to bind mycotoxins.

[00:26:19] Dr. Deborah Gordon; Podcast: How to Fix Autoimmunity in the over 50s.

[00:26:28] Video: Dr. Gordon at the Ancestral Health Symposium: Mycotoxin Illness: The Great Impostor.

[00:27:42] Supplements vs food for nutrition.

[00:30:02] Gymnastic Bodies program.

[00:30:16] Zach Moore; Podcast: Overcoming Adversity and Strength Coaching.

[00:32:04] Awaken Gym in Denver, CO.; Co-founder Orench Lagman.

[00:35:56] How work was affecting Mark's health.

[00:38:56] Book: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, by Kim Scott.

[00:39:15] Working with people: mindset vs. techniques.

[00:40:37] Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation.

[00:42:28] The Tide Turners Workshop.

[00:43:21] Cal Newport Podcast: How to Live Well in a High Tech World.

[00:44:19] Passion for helping others.

[00:49:44] What's next for Mark; ketogenic ice cream.

[00:50:41] Eating clean while travelling.

[00:52:37] Find Mark: TacticalKeto; Linkedin.

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