Dr. Anthony G. Jay, PH.D., is a scientist researching stem cells at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also the CEO of AJ Consulting Company, which specializes in scientific consulting, speaking, and personalized DNA analysis.
Dr. Anthony Jay is well known for his book Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile, all about a class a class of chemicals that appear almost everywhere in our daily lives (from skincare to food to water and beyond) and how these unconscious daily exposures can cause weight-gain, depression, infertility and many other exploding health problems, as well as how we can address this systemic problem.   Today, though, Ashleigh and Dr. Jay will mostly be talking about his work with DNA consulting, and how he can interpret the results of simple saliva DNA tests to tell you much more about your physiology than any of those generic website-based programs will. They talk about the confluence of genetics and epigenetics (how lifestyle factors can alter genetic expression), why they’re both important, and how you can empower yourself with information to customize the ideal diet, lifestyle, and workouts for your own optimal health and longevity. We also talk about some of his super cool work involving designing viruses for the government, cutting open brains, and a hobby called “mutton busting.” You don’t want to miss this one!    Anthony G Jay, PhD, is the President and CEO of AJ Consulting Company. Dr. Jay earned a B.A. with a double   major in Biology and Theology from Ave Maria University in Naples,  Florida, where he researched HIV   (human immunodeficiency virus) inhibitors.  After college, he continued to work with virus in the context of   Alzheimer's disease for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in   Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine, researching fats, hormones, and cholesterol.   Dr. Jay currently is at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota researching stem cells, epigenetics, and   infrared light. Dr. Jay is a also the author of bestselling book Estrogeneration.      Minute Breakdown:    5 - 14  Intro to what Dr. Jay is researching these days, and a brief discussion of his daughter’s recent hobby, “mutton busting”      14 – 24   Talking about his DNA consulting business and some of the major “issues” he sees; the difficulty with standard testing because ranges are too broad and not necessarily reflective of optimal health, just what happens to be “average” in our society     24 – 27  Dr. Jay talks about his past projects in labs creating and testing viruses for the government and his work with Alzheimer’s research    27 – 40  The benefits of companies that sequence your DNA for you; what Dr. Jay thinks about fears of misuse of genetic information; how Dr. Jay interpret these results to get actual personal and useful information above and beyond the simple analyses the website generally provide      40 –47  A discussion of ways to address genetic issues and alter genetic expression; apparently we have more control over our genes than we think! How being aware of your “faulty” genes can actually empower you to make smarter decisions that lead to improved health    47 –53  What tends to be different about athlete DNA (it may surprise you!). Why it’s important to respect both your genetic profile and epigenetics—and the earlier you take control, the better.    53 – 60 The major differences he sees in men and women’s data, and addressing hormonal imbalances.    1:00 – 1:04 telomere testing – is it accurate and worthwhile? What can these tests tell you?    58 – General guidelines for supplementation, things we’re generally missing     1:04 – 1:13 why there’s no such thing as a perfect diet; Dr. Jay’s experience conducting a crowd-sourced carnivore diet while testing telomere length    1:13  - We talk about his groundbreaking book Estrogeneration, including key lifestyle factors that can mess with your hormones and how to avoid the dreaded gynecomastia       Learn more and book a DNA consultation at ajconsultingcompany.com and say hi to Dr. Jay on Instagram @anthonygjay    Reach out to me on Instagram @themusclemaven to say hi and tell me what you thought of the podcast, head to ashleighvanhouten.com to sign up for my weekly health and fitness newsletter, and if you enjoyed the episode please share on social media and leave me a nice rating and review on iTunes!    Learn more about Beekeeper’s Naturals and their raw, enzymatic honey products – including a delicious cognitive enhancing nootropic and a honey + hemp product, and how they can support your mental and physical performance: head to www.beekeepersnaturals.com/musclemaven and use the code MUSCLEMAVEN at checkout for a 15% discount!     Subscribe to Butcher Box and get grass-fed and free range meat delivered directly to your door each month - choose from one of their boxes or customize your own, and because you're cutting out the middle-man (the grocery stores) you get super high quality meat at a lower price. 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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/estrogen I thought I really knew everything there was to know about estrogen exposure until I read the new book written by Anthony Jay, today's podcast guest and the author of  In it, he delves into everything from cannabis to lavender to licorice... ...to genetic triggers that can cause a parent's choices to make a child fat or have higher risk of breast cancer... ...to hidden estrogen sources that food and cosmetic manufacturers can legally hide from us... ...and much more. Who is Anthony Jay? Anthony grew up in rural Minnesota.He went to college at Ave Maria University, Florida, and earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology and a double minor in Chemistry and Classics. It was in college where he began researching inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and where he also acquired a unique reputation as the founder of the University Shark Fishing Club. After college, Dr. Jay began working in an Alzheimer’s disease lab in Boston for the U.S. Veteran’s Affairs. Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, researching different types of fats and cholesterol. Today, Dr. Jay continues to lead the “AJ Consulting Company”, which he founded in 2010, where he predominantly analyzes DNA for high performing individuals. In addition, Dr. Jay is the President of the “International Medical Research Collaborative”, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that trains and educates medical students and doctors from around the globe within American hospitals and labs. Working within the medical and research systems, Dr. Jay has become disenchanted with many aspects of the “conventional” medical and research culture in America and has become vocal about these problems and passionate about strategies for mental and physical health optimization and disease prevention.Dr. Jay is also an expert on artificial estrogen chemicals and recently published Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You, Fat, Sick, and Infertile. Dr. Jay has other upcoming books as part of this book series called “Chagrin & Tonic” and a YouTube channel under that name, all focused on simplifying important scientific ideas During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Anthony is concerned about two things I use before I go to bed at night (lavender and cannabis)...[6:10 & 10:18] -Whether licorice can increase estrogen or decrease testosterone...[14:35] -Which types of plants are the most estrogenic, and whether  those plants be processed in such a manner such as fermentation, that decreases the estrogens...[17:40 & 22:15] -The little known estrogenic fungus ZEA and why Anthony talks about it in his book...[30:20] -Why you need to be careful with any soap that creates high amounts of "suds"...[39:50] -How a plastic can be BPA free but still be estrogenic...[42:40] -What the chemical atrazine has to do with turning male frogs into female "princesses"...[46:20] -How infertility and obesity issues caused by estrogens can actually be passed on to future generations...[53:15] -Anthony's top strategies to detox ourselves from estrogens, and how long it takes...[57:10] -And much more... Resources from this episode: - - - -Ben's podcast about - - Show Sponsors: -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: -Organifi - Go to and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -Quip - Go to to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anthony or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!
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Rochester, MN, USA
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