Huge thanks to my friend, Chris Kelly, who asked me to be a guest on the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast. It’s an honor to be asked back to chat about nerdy science.

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And nerdy science it is . . . Here is what we discussed:

  • [00:05:10] Mike’s previous appearances on NBT podcast
  • [00:05:23] Cannabidiol (CBD).
  • [00:05:43] DEA prohibits synthetically-produced Delta-8, as of August 2020.
  • [00:06:41] Sleep and CBD. [00:07:31] Review of cannabinoids in the treatment of PTSD (reference below (1)
  • [00:08:28] Heart Rate Variability (HRV).
  • [00:08:41] HRV fails to predict readiness to train; (reference below (2 & 3)
  • [00:14:17] Oura Ring.
  • [00:16:49] Oura Ring’s ability to differentiate sleep stages (reference below (4)
  • [00:20:57] Flex diet certification.
  • [00:31:55] Book: The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It, by John Tierney.
  • [00:34:01] Physiology flexibility.
  • [00:37:46] Wim Hof breathing exercises.
  • [00:43:05] Exercise training can alter how the body handles a large meal (reference below (5)
  • [00:44:06] Pop tart test.
  • [00:45:19] Article: The Porcelain Doll Diet.
  • [00:48:55] Breathing as a homeostatic regulator.
  • [00:52:18] Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training; Podcast: Blood Flow Restriction Training for Improved Strength, Performance, and Healthspan, with Jim Stray-Gundersen, MD.
  • [00:55:12] Hypertrophy from walking using BFR training (reference below (6)
  • [00:55:31] Moxy muscle oxygen monitor.
  • [00:57:10] Fat Gripz.
  • [00:57:15] Supplements.
  • [00:58:07] Beta-alanine (reference below (7)
  • [00:59:45] Sodium bicarbonate.
  • [01:01:14] Lactate; Cytosport’s Cytomax.
  • [01:01:46] Recent study evaluating IV lactate (reference below (8)
  • [01:03:21] Flex Diet Podcast, hosted by Dr Mike T Nelson.
  • [01:04:31] Dom D’agostino on the Flexdiet Podcast:

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Dr Mike

Nerd fuel (aka references):

1. Cohen, Jacob, et al. “Cannabinoids as an Emerging Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders.” Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 37.1 (2020): 28-34.

2. De Oliveira, Ramon Martins, et al. “Effect of individualized resistance training prescription with heart rate variability on individual muscle hypertrophy and strength responses.” European journal of sport science 19.8 (2019): 1092-1100.

3. Thamm, Antonia, et al. “Can heart rate variability determine recovery following distinct strength loadings? A randomized cross-over trial.” International journal of environmental research and public health 16.22 (2019): 4353.

4. de Zambotti, Massimiliano, et al. “The sleep of the ring: comparison of the ŌURA sleep tracker against polysomnography.” Behavioral sleep medicine 17.2 (2019): 124-136.

5. Goodpaster, Bret H., and Lauren M. Sparks. “Metabolic flexibility in health and disease.” Cell metabolism 25.5 (2017): 1027-1036.

6. Abe, Takashi, Charles F. Kearns, and Yoshiaki Sato. “Muscle size and strength are increased following walk training with restricted venous blood flow from the leg muscle, Kaatsu-walk training.” Journal of applied physiology 100.5 (2006): 1460-1466.

7. Dolan, Eimear, et al. “A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral β-alanine supplementation.” Advances in Nutrition 10.3 (2019): 452-463.

8. Ellekjaer, Karen L., et al. “Lactate versus acetate buffered intravenous crystalloid solutions: a scoping review.” British Journal of Anaesthesia (2020)