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Exercise

#58 – AMA with sleep expert, Matthew Walker, Ph.D.: Strategies for sleeping more, sleeping better, and avoiding things that are disrupting sleep

“[Sleep] is like that master volume button on a mixing deck that you see in the studio. You can manipulate each one of those dials, or you can go to the far left and just move that one dial…and all of the other levers seem to move with it.” — Matthew Walker

#57 – Rick Rubin, legendary music producer: collaborating with sensitive psyche of greatest living musicians, and his personal story of weight loss and spiritual quest

“I came alive through that process. . .I was already alive in the studio, but maybe that was the only place I was alive before. But through exercise, I became alive more in life.” — Rick Rubin on how exercise changed his life

#56 – Jocko Willink, retired Navy SEAL, Part II of II: Sleep, fasting, raising kids, discipline, taking ownership, and the impact of war

“Leading a family is the same way you lead an organization or lead a team. If you bark orders at your team, your team won’t like you, they won’t respect you, and they’re not going to carry out those orders with any sort of commitment.” — Jocko Willink

Mind. Blown.

You know you’re listening to almost an entirely different species of human when he tells you, “The first 20 miles felt really flowy,” unless his rear-end is planted in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle.

#50 – AMA #5: calcium scores, Centenarian Decathlon™, exercise, muscle glycogen, keto, and more

“We’re really talking a completely new model, which is actually forcing your way to become a centenarian rather than just sort of gliding your way into it and therefore, I think it’s going to require much more deliberate attention around what your mind and body are doing at that point and time.” — Peter Attia

#49 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part III of III: The penetrating effects of poor sleep from metabolism to performance to genetics, and the impact of caffeine, alcohol, THC, and CBD on sleep

“Lack of sleep is like a broken water pipe in your home. It will leak down into every nook and cranny of your physiology.” —Matthew Walker

The mouse trap: lost in translation?

“The great majority of how we understand disease, and attempt to cure it,” writes Engber, “derives from a couple of rodents.” About 4/5ths of all animal studies reported in biomedical research papers from 1950-2010 were done in rodents (59% in mice, 18% in rats).

#41 – Jake Kushner, M.D.: How to thrive with type 1 diabetes and how everyone can benefit from the valuable insights

“You have this unique population of [type 1 diabetics] where you can see the insulin that goes into them, and you can see it’s direct impact on weight gain. . . and they’re at risk for cardiovascular illness. And to me that just says that there’s something about the Standard American Diet that’s making us sick. And ultimately we will all be at risk for cardiovascular disease.” —Jake Kushner

Ketones, fasting, and muscle loss

I read an interesting article authored by my friend Dom D’Agostino and his colleagues on the anti-catabolic effects of ketone bodies in skeletal muscle.

#36 – Eric Chehab, M.D.: Extending healthspan and preserving quality of life

“Aging is such a big part of what we treat in orthopedics. . .our role is to help patients adapt and cope with their new reality. . .[without] imposing any artificial limits on them.” —Eric Chehab

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