Did you know that a recent CDC report shows that in the U.S. (the most unhealthy nation in the Western world) lifespan is declining for the first time in many years?
In this episode, Derek Berkey sits down with Emily Gold Mears, research analyst and biohacker. Emily is a former attorney and distance runner who began researching health and lifestyle when she was taking care of her father who was declining rapidly with vascular dementia.
Derek chats with Emily about how to sift through the abundance of health information available and make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. From lifestyle changes to supplements, Mears provides practical tips on how to become your own health advocate. Plus, she shares her personal journey and advice on how to stay motivated while optimizing your health.
The Invigor Medical podcast’s mission is to provide personalized medical care through scientifically backed education and wellness solutions. The show is co-hosted by Natalie Garland and Derek Berkey.
Websites / Social Media:
Book Optimizing Your Health - https://www.amazon.com/Optimizing-Your-Health-Approachable-Reducing/dp/1637582919
Emily Gold Mears LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-gold-mears-ba783414/
Emily Gold Mears - https://www.optimizingyourhealth.co/
Emily Gold Mears Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/emilygoldmears/
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00:57 - Emily’s research-based book and motivation
02:40 - Attorney to researcher, the process, scientific studies and finding out the facts
05:40 - Tools to use when looking for data, asking questions constantly
07:15 - Taking care of her father with vascular dementia
09:58 - David Sinclair, genetics vs. environment and lifestyle
11:37 - Diseases, your gut, toxins,
14:45 - Resource guide in Chapter 19
15:15 - The microbiome- what you can do with food, stress, and supplements
21:09 - Fermented foods - they’re good for some people
22:22 - 5 pillars of health from Invigor
24:50 - Social interaction, community, and tachykinin neuropeptides
26:50 - Overcoming genetic predispositions
31:00 - Cellular health, chronic vs. acute stress, and lifestyle choices
37: 00 - Innate vs. adaptive immune systems
40:00 - Changing personal lifestyle choices - better late than never
42:39 - Glucose spiking
47:30 - Deficiencies - Magnesium, Vitamin D, B vitamins and certain genes
49:00 - Advice for becoming your own advocate - do not take anything at face value- you know your own body