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Mastering Nutrition

Hi, I'm Chris Masterjohn and I have a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. I am an entrepreneur in all things fitness, health, and nutrition. In this show I combine my scientific expertise with my out-of-the-box thinking to translate complex science into new, practical ideas that you can use to help yourself on your journey to vibrant health. This show will allow you to master the science of nutrition and apply it to your own life like a pro.
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Jan 31, 2019

We often look to ourselves for confidence when facing up to our fears. This is wrong. Here I share a personal story about how the idea of “courage, not confidence,” from Tim Ferriss’s interview with the designer Deb Millman, helped me face up to a fear.

And I didn’t even have any GABA with me!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10


Here is the book discussed in the episode. Purchasing it will earn me a small commission at no expense to you, which helps support the free content I put out: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/amazon/tribeofmentors

Jan 30, 2019

The CMJ Masterpass is for those of you who really love me. 💙

The GINORMOUS earlybird discount is about to disappear! So check this out now if you're not a member yet to see if it's for you. (or sign up at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass 

Here's a video tour of what it looks like inside the Masterpass.

🔷The Masterpass is an all-access pass to premium features on all my audio and video content including Chris Masterjohn Lite (short, practical tips), Mastering Nutrition (long, in-depth podcasts on a specific topic), or Masterclass With Masterjohn (nutritional biochemistry courses with lessons arranged in series) that help you get my content faster and get more out of it.

🔷 The Masterpass also gives you a once-a-month opportunity to get in on a small-group live digital Q&A.

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 Specifically in Masterclass With Masterjohn, you get additional learning tools, such as videos you can keyword search (you literally type in a word and hit "enter" to watch it skip to each instance where I use that word) or put on a customized loop (with three clicks you start and end the loop wherever you want and it plays that section over and over again until you stop it). You also get transcripts with the slides, references, and further reading materials embedded exactly where they are relevant. Even the scientific papers are mostly one click to open up the full text.

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Jan 29, 2019

Do you feel too stressed when trying to face your fears? That stress could tank your immune system.

Believe it or not, a little GABA can help you tolerate the stress, and face your fears without hurting your immune function.

Tune in for how 100 mg of GABA could help!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

Here’s the study discussed in the episode:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16971751

Here’s a high-quality GABA supplement that uses the same dose as discussed in this episode. Purchasing it earns me a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps support the free content I put out:

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/amazon/thorne/gaba


Here’s the higher-dose GABA supplement discussed in the last episode. Same deal on the commission. https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/amazon/pureencapsulations/gaba

Jan 25, 2019

Part 3 of how NUTRITION has a HUGE impact on your BRAIN!

Everything in your brain is something you ate, something you made from something you ate, or, in a few cases, something your mother ate. Nutrition impacts your mental and emotional health, the function of your five senses, and your conscious and unconscious control over your body movements.

Join me as I lead you in a safari through the textbook, “Neuroscience,” pointing out along the way all the interesting connections to nutrition. Listen in for part 2 on the THE FIVE SENSES!

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

In this episode, you will find all of the following and more:

00:35 Cliff Notes

08:50 Exteroception and proprioception are mediated by mechanoreceptors.

11:32 Pain is mediated by nociceptors, which are unspecialized, low-sensitivity neurons.

13:10 Capsaicin activates the TRPV1 receptor, which is also activated by hot temperatures.

15:12 The use of topical capsaicin to relieve chronic pain

18:25 Interoception is our sense of the physiological state within the body.

20:20 Why anorexics crave spicy foods

22:17 Managing pain in the peripheral nervous system; acidity sensitizes pain receptors.

24:12 Managing the fatty acids that help resolve inflammation, particularly arachidonic acid and DHA, to help with peripheral sensitization to pain

25:59 Combining aspirin with fish oil, glycine, and bicarbonate to help with peripheral sensitization to pain

30:50 Central sensitization to pain occurs through an LTP-like process, which is mediated by NMDA receptors.

32:47 Overview of vision and the importance of vitamin A

38:21 The role of vitamin A in preventing night blindness and its very closely related role in setting your circadian rhythm

41:54 Overview of hearing

44:20 Nutrients important for hearing

45:44 Overview of smell

47:41 Overview of taste

 

Jan 24, 2019

 

Need to make quick decisions under pressure?

Tune in for how 800 mg of GABA could help!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

Here’s the study discussed in the episode:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4521208/


Here’s a high-quality GABA supplement that uses a dose close to the one discussed in this episode. Purchasing it earns me a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps support the free content I put out: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/amazon/pureencapsulations/gaba

Jan 22, 2019

While collagen won’t bonk your serotonin if you eat enough other protein, low-carbing too much might. Here’s why at least one meal a day with natural high-glycemic carbs like white potatoes or sweet potatoes could help improve your stress-resistance.

Tune in for more details and for what to do if low-carb is something you need to stick to.

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

Jan 18, 2019

Part 2 of how NUTRITION has a HUGE impact on your BRAIN!

Everything in your brain is something you ate, something you made from something you ate, or, in a few cases, something your mother ate. Nutrition impacts your mental and emotional health, the function of your five senses, and your conscious and unconscious control over your body movements.

Join me as I lead you in a safari through the textbook, “Neuroscience,” pointing out along the way all the interesting connections to nutrition. Listen in for part 2 on the NEUROTRANSMITTERS!

Get all four episodes right now, ad-free, and with transcripts. Sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

In this episode, you will find all of the following and more:

Nutrition in Neuroscience Show Notes

00:36 Cliff Notes

10:15 Overview of neurotransmitters

12:55 Glutamate is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter.

20:08 De novo glutamate in the central nervous system is overwhelmingly made from glucose.

22:55 Ketogenic diet for epilepsy

26:12 Glutamate metabolism

29:42 There are two classes of glutamate receptors: ionotropic and metabotropic.

30:45 There are three classes of metabotropic glutamate receptors, their actions are complex and variable, and they can be excitatory or inhibitory.

31:04 The ionotropic glutamate receptors include AMPA receptors, NMDA receptors, and kainite receptors, all of which have a depolarizing effect by allowing sodium and potassium to flow freely through them.

33:47 Four unique things about the NMDA receptor: magnesium is required to block its ion channel, it’s important for coincidence detection, it allows calcium to come into the cell, and it has a glycine-binding site.

39:16 Long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) are important for forming memories, and glutamate receptors play an important role.

46:48 GABA and glycine are the two primary inhibitory neurotransmitters of the central nervous system.

50:04 GABA and presumably glycine can be stimulatory if there is more chloride on the inside of the neuron than the outside.

54:52 Evidence that GABA might cross the blood-brain barrier

57:43 GABA in foods

01:00:14 GABA metabolism in the nervous system

01:02:07 Glycine

01:08:01 Acetylcholine

01:13:49 The biogenic amines include histamine, serotonin, and the catecholamines (dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine).

01:14:30 Synthesis of the catecholamines

01:16:45 Dopamine

01:20:07 Norepinephrine

01:22:31 Histamine

01:26:14 Serotonin

01:29:10 ATP and adenosine

01:32:37 Peptide neurotransmitters

01:32:59 Hypothalamic releasing hormones include thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

01:35:14 Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH)

01:35:31 Oxytocin

01:36:18 Vasopressin

01:36:56 Synthesis of the neuropeptides Substance P, MSH, oxytocin, and vasopressin requires glycine, zinc, copper, and    vitamin C.

01:40:23 Endocannabinoids and the importance of arachidonic acid, EPA, and DHA

Jan 17, 2019

Will collagen supplements bonk your serotonin and make you depressed or anxious?

Tune in for my response to an article that Trudy Scott, author of The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution,  wrote about this over at “Every Woman Over 29” blog.

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

Here are links mentioned in this episode:

Trudy Scott’s article: https://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/collagen-gelatin-lower-serotonin-increase-anxiety-depression/

My episode on why collagen shouldn’t replace other protein:

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2018/11/06/do-you-supplement-with-collagen/

How GABA and glycine can sometimes have a stimulatory effect:
https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2018/12/25/glycine-gaba-wake/

Jan 15, 2019

Here are 5 ways to help resolve chronic pain: managing inflammation, reducing acidity, magnesium, glycine, and GABA. Tune in for more details!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

Here are links mentioned in this episode:

3 Ways to Clear Stubborn Inflammation: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/01/10/3-ways-clear-stubborn-inflammation/

Nutrition in Neuroscience has been started here: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/01/11/nutrition-neuroscience-part-1/


Part 3 of Nutrition in Neuroscience will be published on January 25 but is available now to members of the CMJ Masterpass. To get all four episodes of this series RIGHT NOW, ad-free, and with transcripts, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass.

Jan 11, 2019

Nutrition has a HUGE impact on your brain!

Everything in your brain is something you ate, something you made from something you ate, or, in a few cases, something your mother ate. Nutrition impacts your mental and emotional health, the function of your five senses, and your conscious and unconscious control over your body movements.

Join me as I lead you in a safari through the textbook, “Neuroscience,” pointing out along the way all the interesting connections to nutrition. Listen in for part 1 on the basic cellular functions of neurons!

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This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

To get all four episodes RIGHT NOW, ad-free, and with transcripts, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

In this episode, you will find all of the following and more:

00:37 Cliff Notes

14:55 The primary type of cell in the nervous system is the neuron.

16:32 Glial cells are the assistants of the nervous system.

17:22 Cells in the nervous system are polarized.

18:54 Mitochondria are typically only located at the synapse of neurons and in the middle of photoreceptors; creatine is important for transporting energy in a cell where ATP production is highly polarized.

26:43 Sources of creatine

28:13 Brief overview of how to support methylation

31:06 The polarization of astrocytes and the obligate need for glucose in the brain

37:33 Electrical signaling, resting membrane potential, depolarization, threshold potential, hyperpolarization, and the importance of sodium, potassium, and chloride

45:13 How to get enough sodium, chloride, and potassium in the diet

53:51 The sodium-potassium ATPase uses ATP to pump three sodium ions out of the cell and two potassium ions into the cell, so magnesium and all of the nutrients involved in energy metabolism are important.

58:44 How action potentials propagate

01:03:40 Myelin and the importance of cholesterol

01:06:53 Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder of cholesterol synthesis that results in neurological problems that are corrected by dietary cholesterol.

01:09:32 Calcium acts as a second messenger in the nervous system, and the cytosolic calcium concentration has to be kept very low for this to work, which requires ATP energy.

01:14:22 Other roles of calcium in the nervous system

01:15:34 Sufficient dietary calcium and ATP energy are needed to support the second messenger roles of calcium.

Jan 10, 2019

Here are 3 ways to clear stubborn inflammation: managing your fatty acids, taking a new supplement that jump-starts the resolution process, or going with the aspirin protocol from a few episodes ago. Tune in for the details!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

Here are links mentioned in this episode:

The last episode on omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids:  

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/01/08/omega-6-omega-3-fatty-acid-ratio-care/

The aspirin episode: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/01/01/aspirin-goes-best-bicarbonate-glycine/

Here are products mentioned in this episode. Purchasing them using these links earns me a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps support the free work I provide:

Arachidonic acid supplements: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/aa

Specialized pro-resolving mediators: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/spm

Jan 8, 2019

Should you care about your omega-6/omega-3 ratio? The short answer is, no, not unless you’re vegan or eat a diet that doesn’t contain liver, egg yolks, and fish.

Nevertheless, blood testing for arachidonic acid, EPA, and DHA levels can be useful and can guide dietary choices to improve the levels of these fatty acids. Still, don’t get caught up in the arachidonic acid-to-EPA ratio. And be mindful about how EPA behaves differently when you are or aren’t taking aspirin.

Tune in for the details!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

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Here are links mentioned in this episode:

How to avoid false data when using Cronometer to track your nutrient intake: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2018/07/24/track-vitamin-mineral-intake/

How anti-inflammatory drugs might lead to food intolerances: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2018/09/25/best-weapon-food-allergies-food-intolerances/

How anti-inflammatory drugs might contribute to chronic inflammation: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/01/01/aspirin-goes-best-bicarbonate-glycine/

The Quest test for AA, EPA, and DHA: https://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?ntc=91001


Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet, which puts this testing into the broader context of lab testing and gives protocols for using the testing: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet Use the code LITE5 for $5 off

Jan 3, 2019

Ladies, do you gain a lot of weight around your period?

Here’s how daily supplementation with the right forms of magnesium and B6, as well as targeted use of a low-salt, high-potassium diet around your period with herbal diuretics and just the right dose of dark chocolate can help. Tune in to learn more!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

Here are links mentioned in this episode:

Briana Theroux’s web site: https://brianatheroux.com

Using the links below generates a small commission for me at no extra cost to you:

Magnesium and B6 together (this could be taken twice a day): https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/amazon/mgandB6

Alternatively, you can take magnesium as glycinate or malate and B6 as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (P5P) separately to yield 2-400 mg Mg and 40-50 mg P5P per day.

If you like the taste, you could use this dandelion leaf and root tea: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/amazon/dandelionleaftea

If you don’t like the taste of the tea, you could use these capsules: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/amazon/dandelionleafcapsules

Jan 1, 2019

Most over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs carry a risk of causing food intolerances and chronic, low-grade inflammation. Aspirin is an exception. But this is why it’s best taken with bicarbonate and glycine. Tune in to learn more!

This episode is brought to you by Ancestral Supplements' "Living" Collagen. Our Native American ancestors believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. Ancestral Supplements has a nose-to-tail product line of grass-fed liver, organs, "living" collagen, bone marrow and more... in the convenience of a capsule. For more information or to buy any of their products, go to https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ancestral

This episode is brought to you by Ample. Ample is a meal-in-a-bottle that takes a total of two minutes to prepare, consume, and clean up. It provides the right balance of nutrients needed for a single meal, all from a blend of natural ingredients. Ample is available in original, vegan, and keto versions, portioned as either 400 or 600 calories per meal. I'm an advisor to Ample, and I use it to save time when I'm working on major projects on a tight schedule. Head to https://amplemeal.com and enter the promo code “CHRIS15” at checkout for a 15% discount off your first order.”

To get these episodes free of ads, with transcripts, and weeks or sometimes even months before they are released to the public, along with access to monthly live Q&A sessions, sign up for the CMJ Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/masterpass. Use the code LITE10 to get 10% off. To make it easier to get the discount, use this link, which has the coupon already activated: https://masterpass.chrismasterjohnphd.com/cmj-masterpass/2200/buy?coupon=LITE10

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