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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.

Is natural sugar from fruit just as ‘bad’ as added sugar?

This video clip is taken from episode #194 – How Fructose Drives Metabolic Disease with Rick Johnson, M.D., originally released on…

#211 – AMA #36: Fruits & vegetables—everything you need to know

There’s also a very significant cultural and social component to this thing as well. So I think that’s where the tribalism comes from around nutrition.” —Peter Attia

Hydration for Athletes: Should you drink sports drinks with glucose?

This video clip is from episode #200 – AMA #33: Hydration—electrolytes, supplements, sports drinks, performance effects, and more, originally released…

Why you should stop drinking sugar

This video clip is taken from  Podcast #194 – How Fructose Drives Metabolic Disease with Rick Johnson, M.D., originally released on…

Why do women have lower alcohol tolerance than men?

 More than a matter of body weight

Is it bad to eat food too close to bedtime?

This audio clip is from our sleep series with Matthew Walker, Ph.D. — episode #58 – strategies for sleeping more,…

How fasting can impact sleep

This audio clip is from our sleep series with Matthew Walker, Ph.D. — episode #127 – fasting, gut health, blue light,…

Dieting while sleep deprived

This audio clip is from our sleep series with Matthew Walker, Ph.D. — episode #48 – heart disease, cancer, sexual function,…

Fasting & protein: the impact of fasting on muscle mass

This video clip is from Ask Me Anything (AMA) #32 — Exercise, squats, deadlifts, BFR, and TRT, originally released on…

Dispelling myths that excess protein intake increases cancer risk

This video clip is from episode #205 – Energy balance, nutrition, & building muscle with Layne Norton, Ph.D. (Pt.2), originally…

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