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Science & Chill

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My guest today is Mark Huston. Mark is a doctoral candidate at Loughborough University. Mark earned his Bachelors of Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University, where he also obtained his Master’s of science in sports nutrit
My guests today are Michael Brandt and Latt Mansor. Michael is the CEO at Health Via Modern Nutrition, a startup company selling nootropics and ketone supplements with the mission of redefining the limits of human performance, metabolism, and l
In this Science & Chill podcast clip (from episode 38), Dr. Thomas Clanton explains the difference between free radicals and reactive oxygen species, and talks about the importance of these biological molecules. Listen to the full episode HERE
My guest today is Dr. Thomas Clanton. Dr. Clanton is a professor in applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, where he conducts research on immune cells in skeletal and cardiac muscle biology, the origins of heat stroke,
In this installment of Physiology Friday, I discuss a study investigating the effects of a 14-day ketone supplementation period on cerebral blood flow, cognitive performance, and BDNF in a group of individuals with obesity.   Links  Study: S
In this podcast clip, members of the Rogulja Lab from Harvard University explain what sleep is from a neurobiological perspective, whether sleep is essential, and if there are examples of living organisms that do not sleep.    Listen to the f
In this episode of Science & Chill, I speak with Chris Cornell. I have been coaching Chris for the past 15 weeks as he embarks on his goal of breaking 25 minutes in the 5k at age 57, a feat he will attempt on Labor Day (September 6, 2021). Chri
In this Science & Chill podcast clip, Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler talks about whether drinking to thirst is an adequate way to stay hydrated and explains the origins of the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water per day.    Listen to the full e
In this podcast clip from episode 36 (Ryan Dreyer), Ryan talks about his opinions on ice baths for health and performance, caffeine, and alcohol.    Listen to the full episode here.
In this episode of the podcast, I interview Ryan Dreyer. Ryan and I have become acquaintances recently through Twitter, similar to how all great relationships begin (only partly kidding here), and I have absolutely loved following his training,
In this episode of Science & Chill, I interview Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler. Dr. Hew-Butler is a podiatric physician and associate professor of Exercise and Sports Science at Wayne State University. She earned her PhD at the University of Cape Town,
In this clip from episode 35, Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler talks about the three definitions of dehydration.
In episode 34 of Science & Chill, I interview Jerry Teixeira. Jerry is a strength coach and health and fitness influencer who is the creator of “body weight strength” — a program designed to help individuals build muscle and strength with littl
This week's episode of the Physiology Friday podcast explores inspiratory muscle training for cardiovascular health, antioxidant supplementation for adults with PTSD, and the effects of nitrates on endurance performance.   - Subscribe to the
In this week's installment of Physiology Friday, I discuss results of a study investigating whether or not fasted exercise is better for improving outcomes of physical fitness and health than fed exercise in a group of postmenopausal women. 
In this week's installment of the Physiology Friday podcast, I review studies investigating the effects of exercise on medication use in metabolic syndrome, comparing plant-based vs. real meat, and questioning findings of studies indicating tha
In this episode of Physiology Friday, I review a study that investigates whether the effects of caffeine on fat oxidation during aerobic exercise differ based on the time of day.    - Link to study: Caffeine increases maximal fat oxidation du
In this episode of the Physiology Friday podcast, I review a recent study which shows evidence that people who suffer from obesity, regardless of their metabolic biomarkers, are at a greater risk for several diseases including diabetes and card
In this episode of Science & Chill, I interview Trevor Short, the CEO of San Francisco-based company Run Lab -- which helps runners of all types achieve their full athletic potential. Run Lab offers a comprehensive analysis that includes a foot
In this podcast clip, ultrarunner Zach Bitter discusses what he eats during a typical day of training.   Listen to the full episode here.
In this episode of Science & Chill, I interview ultra-endurance runner Zach Bitter. Zach is the previous world record holder in the 12-hour run on the track and the 100-mile run on the track (which he actually ran in the same race). He also ho
In this episode of Physiology Friday, I discuss a study investigating whether 8 weeks of time-restricted eating added to a strength and aerobic exercise training program could enhance fat loss and improve cardiometabolic biomarkers to a greater
In this Science & Chill podcast clip, Dr. Brittany Allman (UAMS) explains why insulin resistance develops during normal pregnancy, and how metabolism changes throughout gestation.   - Link to full episode - Listen on Apple Podcasts - Listen
In this episode of the podcast, I interview Dr. Brittany Allman. Dr. Allman is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where her areas of research include the maternal programming of obesity — how a mother
In this episode of the Physiology Friday podcast, I review a study comparing the effects of electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes on markers of vascular function, blood pressure, and heart health.   - Link to study: Long-term elect
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