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Nutritional Biochemistry

I often get asked, ‘Which diet works best?’. In my view, this is simply the wrong question. Nutritional biochemistry is a powerful lever in our longevity toolkit, but it is much more than fad diets or the number on the bathroom scale. A better question might be, “how can I use nutrition to support my metabolic health?”

Reframing the goal toward metabolic health is a critical starting point. From there, you can combine general principles of nutrition science (such as how much protein you need) with personalization tactics (such as using a CGM to monitor glucose levels) to build a nutrition plan that makes sense for you.

See the collection of audio clips, podcasts, and articles below to learn more about my nutrition and fasting framework.

Wanna know what keeps me up at night?

Unfortunately, the answer is: We have no clue what the best protocol is for intermittent fasting (fasting that is done periodically, and not to be confused with time restricted feeding).

#33 – Rudy Leibel, M.D.: Finding the obesity gene and discovering leptin

“I’ve always felt that it was really somehow an enormous opportunity and a gift to be able to pursue this down to the level that I’ve been able to do in the past 30 years.” —Rudy Leibel

#31 – Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D.: metabolism, mitochondria, and metformin in health and disease

“I pay more attention today to stress than anything else.” —Nav Chandel

#14 – Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.: fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system

“Neurons like to be tickled, not bludgeoned.” —Rob Lustig

#11 – AMA #2: the Nothingburger — results from Peter’s week-long fast between two weeks of nutritional ketosis — and answering questions on all things fasting

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” —William Bruce Cameron

Salmon recipe (and mTOR)

By popular demand, I’m sharing my Dad’s salmon recipe

The Nothingburger and my favorite interview

Interesting three weeks with the “Nothingburger” experiment: one week of fasting sandwiched between two weeks of nutritional ketosis.

Fasting and conserving energy

I think most casual fans of cycling know that riding in a peloton can provide an energy savings, but this just floored me

#05 – Dom D’Agostino, Ph.D.: ketosis, n=1, exogenous ketones, HBOT, seizures, and cancer

“I immerse myself in what I’m doing…that’s how we learn.” —Dom D’Agostino

The keto buffet

This week, I’m doing a one-week fast. I try to do this once a quarter.

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