Eat Less, Exercise Less (ELEL)- Episode 32

The eat less, exercise less protocol, or ELEL for short, is one of the four “metabolic toggles” one can use to work with their metabolism. It is very restorative protocol designed to take stress off of the metabolic system. This podcasts covers the philosophy, background and specific...
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Metabolic Flexibility (Part 2)- Episode 31

  In part 2 of this series on Metabolic Flexibility different approaches to metabolic flexibility are covered. The metabolism can be kept flexible by switching diet and exercise regimes, cycling the diet repeatedly and/or using special dietary tools like ketodiets, bodybuilding diets,...
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Metabolic Flexibility (Part 1)- Episode 30

 Metabolic flexibility is the ability to switch from one fuel to the other quickly based on food availability and fuel demand. You don't want a fast metabolism, you want a flexible metabolism instead. You don't want Usain Bolt unless he can jump hurdles, do handstands, and juggle flaming...
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Insulin Resistance & Sensitivity- Episode 29

Insulin and insulin resistance is often misunderstood. You can be resistant to insulin or sensitive to it in different tissues. Not only that, but going too low carb may contribute to the problem in some people due to cortisol’s effects on insulin sensitivity. This podcast addresses the...
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Marijuana & Weight Lifting, Weight Loss & Fitness

It's 2011 and I'm walking down the street in Amsterdam. I've walked a mere four blocks from where I'd just purchased a hundred dollars in Belgium chocolates. I reach down to get another piece... and they're gone. I turn to my friends and frantically say, "What happened to my chocolates?! Did you...
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Alcohol & Weight Lifting, Weight Loss & Fitness

Flashback to 1995. I'm 22 years old. I study biochemistry in the mornings and I train myself and a few clients in the afternoons. After 9 PM I'm a bartender at one of the hottest bars at North Carolina State University. The place was called La Cantina. It was ranked by Playboy as one of the best...
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Stop Caring What People Think: How To.

There is someone’s approval you seek, and it drives you crazy that he/she won’t give it to you. I know what that is like. Historically I have cared little about what others thought about me. That’s probably because I had two parents who loved me unconditionally and siblings who...
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Next Level Human: How To Become One.

The steps to becoming a next level human: Step 1: Know Yourself (Verum Videre) To know thyself is not just to study thyself, but to also see through the stories you are trapped inside. Stories told by your culture, stories you created as a child; stories of hurt, fear and failure. To know thyself...
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What Kind Of Human Are You?

We all have a base-level self, and mine still comes out on occasion. It happens very rarely and only with certain people, but it happens none-the-less. I don’t like when it happens, but I am grateful to be self-aware enough to catch it. One of my favorite quotes by Bruce Lee is, “To...
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Next-Level Relationships. 10 Ways To Vet The People In Your Life

I am ordering a coffee at a local coffee shop. A woman walks in and says to another woman standing in line behind me, “Hey sugar! How arrrrrrre you?” Southerners like to draw out their words like that, and they love to use words like sugar, honey and darling (daaarlin if you are...
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