421 – Rapamycin: Extending Health Span and Lifespan

In this interview Ross Pelton discusses Rapamycin and autophagy. These were new terms for me. The story of Rapamycin is interesting and intriguing. Rapamycin is a drug that was developed after discovery on Easter Island led to the drug’s development. This is an example of how a natural compound in nature is discovered, researched and developed as a drug. Ross covers this discovery in this interview and in his newest book: RAPAMYCIN – The Most Promising Life Extension Drug. This was all new to me and Ross’ book is a powerful introduction.
“Autophagy (pronounced “ah-TAH-fah-gee”) is your body’s process of reusing old and damaged cell parts. Cells are the basic building blocks of every tissue and organ in your body. Each cell contains multiple parts that keep it functioning. Over time, these parts can become defective or stop working. They become litter, or junk, inside an otherwise healthy cell.

Autophagy is your body’s cellular recycling system. It allows a cell to disassemble its junk parts and repurpose the salvageable bits and pieces into new, usable cell parts. A cell can discard the parts it doesn’t need.

Autophagy is also quality control for your cells. Too many junk components in a cell take up space and can slow or prevent a cell from functioning correctly. Autophagy remakes the clutter into the selected cell components you need, optimizing your cells’ performance.” Source: ClevelandClinic.org

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420 – Improving Anxiety and Mood

In this interview Jolie Root will discuss the challenges many of us face with anxiety and mood disorders. Her message is that nutrition is critical to support the normal structure and function of the nervous system and brain. Everyone needs good nutrition to support all aspects of health.

Nutritional shortages can leave us without the resources to maintain, restore and rebuild good health. Jolie gives us good understanding of the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, magnesium, GABA, theanine, 5-HTP and tryptophan.
Jolie also discusses her favorite Carlson Labs products for stress and anxiety called Totally Zen.

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419 – Care More, Be Better Podcast

This interview is a departure from our usual focus. Corinna Bellizzi is the host of Care More, Be Better podcast. Corinna’s focus is all about people who make a difference. Each in their own way. It is always possible to make a difference.
Sustainability and Regeneration

Corinna seeks to enlighten others about local and global initiatives that seek to make a difference. This is akin to what I do on HealthQuestPodcast.com, except that I am focused on individuals and nutrition. The process is the same. Identify the problem and seek a sustainable solution that actually make a difference. It process works on the micro scale of human cells to the big problems we share on planet earth. It is the process of consciousness and conscientiousness. In each case the solution is to make better choices. Better choices lead to better outcomes.

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418 – Show Your Heart Some Love

In this interview with Monique Wellise we will discuss the most important nutrients for cardiovascular support. It is axiomatic that a heart cannot be fully healthy if one is not well-nourished. A person who is well-nourished will do better than someone who is not. Is this even debatable? I think not.

This concept of being well nourished is at the foundation of all health. The body is dependent on an ongoing supply of the essential nutrients to function properly and to support the structure of healthy tissue. In this interview we will discuss Omega-3 Fish Oil, CoQ10 and Magnesium as perhaps the 3 most important.

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417 – Dr. Stephen Sinatra – 1946-2022


“On June 19th, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T. peacefully departed this world after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. For 75 years, he lived fully and with tremendous purpose, intellectual curiosity, humility, and spirituality. He was a generous soul with a huge heart, who dedicated his life to protecting and healing the hearts of others. As a cardiologist, educator and author, Dr. Sinatra touched the lives of countless people with his compassionate care, advice and optimism. His open-mindedness, “aha-moment” insights and genuine desire to heal people were “the perfect trifecta” that made him a trailblazer in the field of integrative medicine.

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416 – Immune Support and the Endocannabinoid System

“Think of your immune system as an internal network of cells, organs, tissue, chemicals, proteins, enzymes, and hormones that fight off infections and foreign invasions of viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, etc. Your immune system is always at the ready and monitoring your body’s health like a military detail protecting a physical border. When your immune system senses infection or bodily invasion, it will send antibodies or secrete chemicals in the body to help defend it.

Your immune system is usually on duty or activated without you even realizing it. If you have ever had a cold, fever, or mild inflammation, then those are good signs that your immune system is activated and working. Those are physical signs and evidence that your immune system is healthy, as unpleasant as the experience may have been.

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415 – 22 Interviews on Aged Garlic Extract

I have interviewed many of the experts and researchers who have discovered the wonderful benefits of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. With over 900 studies there is plenty to discuss.

When you want to know the answer to this question; “How do we know that a supplement works?” look to the science. It is through the modern scientific inquiry that we have confidence in what nutrition can do. Just remember to use the products that were used in the studies. Don’t assume that any other garlic has the same benefits. You can always ask for any studies on any product that interests you. Be careful with ‘borrowed science’.

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414 – Is Delta-8 THC a Dietary Supplement?

In this interview, Dr. Douglas Kalman discusses some of the legal and regulatory issues regarding Delta-8 THC. He will contrast the differences between CBD and Delta-8 THC derived from hemp. Is it legal on a federal and or state level? It does seem that FDA is beginning to take some action towards Delta-8 THC.

Many people think that anything derived from hemp is now legal because of the 2018 farm bill. Dr. Kalman discusses the distinctions and what consumers need to know. It seems confusing because many make assumptions that are not necessarily true.

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413- What is the Most Effective Probiotic and Why?

In this interview with Ross Pelton we will discuss probiotics and postbiotic metabolites. Specifically we will discuss Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic and contrast that with common and conventional probiotics. Safe to say there is a huge distinction to be made.

The popularization of probiotics in the marketplace has led to the commoditization and of cheap and largely ineffective probiotics. This has also led to many consumers being confused as to how to choose a quality product. This is the story of Dr. Ohhira and his development of his innovative probiotic supplements. Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic is unique and stands alone.

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412 – Senator Durbin is Coming for Your Supplements

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) released a discussion draft of its legislation to reauthorize FDA user fees for drugs, biologics, and medical devices package, which includes the controversial and divisive Durbin-Braun premarket approval concept and more that would be damaging to the industry.

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411 – Understanding Everyday Detox with Dr. Kate Rhéaume, ND

In this interview with Dr. Kate Rhéaume, ND, we discuss the importance of detox. We also explore the difference between daily, ongoing detox compared to “spring cleaning detox”. Both are important and understanding the distinctions between them, you can make choices that work for you. You are unique and your detox needs will be unique to you. That is your process of discovery.
Together the interview with Dr. Kate and the following guide by Dr. Marita will give you a great understanding of detox and a path to follow.

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