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Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.

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Promoting strategies to increase healthspan, well-being, cognitive and physical performance through deeper understandings of biology.

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Refined Sugar and Its Effects on Mortality, the Brain, Cancer, Hormones & More

15:54 | Mar 16th, 2017

If you're anything like me, having the facts straight can sometimes help you to push through the tough part of building new habits or breaking old bad ones. This podcast talks about the realities about what the science says surrounding the consumptio...Show More

Fasting Q&A with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Mike Maser

49:47 | Jan 9th

This episode features a Q&A session with Dr. Rhonda Patrick. The questions were sourced from social media followers of both FoundMyFitness and also Zero Fasting Tracker, a convenient mobile app used widely in the fasting community for logging. In thi...Show More

Dr. Dale Bredesen on Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer's Disease

1:14:39 | Oct 1st, 2018

Dale E. Bredesen, M.D., is a professor of neurology at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bredesen's laboratory focuses on ide...Show More

Dr. Valter Longo on Resetting Autoimmunity and Rejuvenating Systems with Prolonged Fasting & the FMD

1:17:33 | Jul 9th, 2018

This podcast is a spectacular round two podcast with Dr. Valter Longo. Dr. Longo is the current director of the longevity institute at the University of Southern California and also director of the Oncology and Longevity Program at the Institute of M...Show More

Dr. Charles Raison on Depression, the Immune-Brain Interface & Whole-Body Hyperthermia

1:58:42 | Mar 19th, 2018

Charles Raison, M.D. is a professor at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Founding Director of the Center for Compassion Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ra...Show More

Dr. Eric Verdin on Ketogenic Diet Longevity, Beta-Hydroxybutyrate & HDAC Inhibitors

1:03:26 | Dec 13th, 2017

Eric M. Verdin, M.D. is the fifth president and chief executive officer of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and is a professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Verdin's laboratory focuses on the role of epigenetic regulators in the aging process, the...Show More

Dr. Satchin Panda on Practical Implementation of Time-Restricted Eating & Shift Work Strategies

2:02:56 | Oct 30th, 2017

This is a nearly 2-hour round 2 episode with none other than Dr. Satchin Panda of the Salk Institute! At nearly two hours of dialog, this episode touches on a lot of material but has a special focus on practical implementation of time-restricted eati...Show More

Dr. Guido Kroemer on Autophagy, Caloric Restriction Mimetics, Fasting & Protein Acetylation

1:10:09 | Jul 31st, 2017

Dr. Guido Kroemer is a professor at the University of Paris Descartes and an expert in immunology, cancer biology, aging, and autophagy. He is one of the most highly cited authors in the field of cell biology and was the most highly cited cell biolog...Show More

Dr. Jari Laukkanen on Sauna Use for the Prevention of Cardiovascular & Alzheimer’s Disease

27:14 | Jun 15th, 2017

This podcast features Jari Laukkanen, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiologist and scientist at the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio. Dr. Laukkanen has been conducting long-term trials looking at the health ...Show More

Judith Campisi, Ph.D. on Cellular Senescence, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Cancer & Aging

1:08:20 | Apr 28th, 2017

Dr. Judith Campisi is a professor of biogerentology at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and a co-editor in chief of the Aging Journal. As an expert on cellular senescence, the discussion involves a lot of talk about aging and cancer, where se...Show More

Gordon Lithgow, Ph.D. on Protein Aggregation, Iron Overload & the Search for Longevity Compounds

46:38 | Apr 4th, 2017

Dr. Gordon Lithgow of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging tells us about worms! Well, more accurately, his lab does research on nematodes, particularly an animal known as C. elegans. This unassuming scientific model has a lot of important advant...Show More

Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?

24:37 | Feb 10th, 2017

Today we try to answer or at least explore a big question in the world of health: does saturated fat cause heart disease? This is not an unreasonable concern given the fact that there have been several associative studies that have found a link betwe...Show More

Does Meat Consumption Cause Cancer?

15:10 | Jan 28th, 2017

Does meat consumption cause cancer? Or, put another way… does avoiding meat help prevent cancer? If you aren't already savvy to the topic, this may sound more absurd than it should. Here's why: there have been many, many, many correlative studies tha...Show More

On Depression and Its Underlying Causes

15:15 | Jan 25th, 2017

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 350 million individuals of all ages have depression and approximately one-third of all patients with depression fail to respond to conventional antidepressant therapies like SSRI’s. The good news...Show More

Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

1:17:52 | Jan 19th, 2017

Dr. Roland R. Griffiths is a clinical pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins and has been researching mood-altering compounds for over 40 years. As an unusually prolific scientist, having published over 360-times, he's also responsible for having started th...Show More

Jed Fahey, Sc.D. on Isothiocyanates, the Nrf2 Pathway, Moringa & Sulforaphane Supplementation

2:32:03 | Jan 6th, 2017

Dr. Jed Fahey is a multi-decade veteran of isothiocyanate research and is the director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins University. Much of this conversation, as you might expect given Dr. Fahey's pedigree as a research scientis...Show More

Sulforaphane and Its Effects on Cancer, Mortality, Aging, Brain and Behavior, Heart Disease & More

52:01 | Dec 12th, 2016

This podcast is about one of the most important biological pathways you could possibly take the time to learn about: the NRF2 pathway. The most potent naturally-occurring inducer of this pathway, a plant compound known as sulforaphane, may be one of ...Show More

Valter Longo, Ph.D. on the Fasting-Mimicking Diet & Fasting for Longevity, Cancer & Multiple Sclerosis

1:22:26 | Sep 30th, 2016

This episode of the FoundMyFitness podcast features Dr. Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology and biological sciences and director of the longevity institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Longo has made huge contributions to the fi...Show More

Ruth Patterson, Ph.D. on Time-Restricted Eating in Humans & Breast Cancer Prevention

47:05 | Jul 8th, 2016

Today's episode features Dr. Ruth Patterson, a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health as well as Associate Director of Population Sciences and leader of the Cancer Prevention program at Moores Cancer Center at ...Show More

Satchin Panda, Ph.D. on Time-Restricted Feeding and Its Effects on Obesity, Muscle Mass & Heart Health

1:39:17 | Jun 30th, 2016

Dr. Rhonda Patrick speaks with Dr. Satchin Panda, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla California. Satchin's work deals specifically with the timing of food and it's relationship with our biological clocks governed by ...Show More

Ray Cronise on Cold Thermogenesis, Intermittent Fasting, Weight Loss & Healthspan

2:04:08 | May 3rd, 2016

Dr. Rhonda Patrick speaks with Ray Cronise, a former NASA material scientist and cofounder of zero gravity, a company that offers weightless parabolic flights to consumers and researchers. In this episode, coming at the tail end of a rather extreme 2...Show More

Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D. on Modified Atkins Diet, Ketosis, Supplemental Ketones and More

1:54:09 | Mar 23rd, 2016

This podcast is with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa and all around expert on ketosis. In this podcast we discuss... * Dom's efforts at teasing out the differences between induce...Show More

Peter Attia, M.D. on Macronutrient Thresholds for Longevity & Performance, Cancer & More

1:09:11 | Mar 12th, 2016

This podcast is with Dr. Peter Attia. Peter is the founder of Attia Medical, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity and optimal performance. You may have first heard about...Show More

How Cryotherapy Affects the Brain, the Immune System, Metabolism, and Athletic Performance

1:02:13 | Feb 12th, 2016

This podcast has a 20-page report associated with it! Get it now at foundmyfitness.com/cryotherapy. Dr. Rhonda Patrick explains how cold shock is a type of hormesis, which is a description of a type of stress that, in the right doses, is enough to sh...Show More

Rich Roll on Self-Transformation, Environmental Impact of Food, and the Plant-Based Diet

1:39:36 | Jan 23rd, 2016

This podcast features Rich Roll. Rich is an author, a podcaster ("Rich Roll Podcast" on iTunes), as well as founder and first person to complete the EPIC5 Challenge. The EPIC5 challenge involves completing 5 Full Iron Distance triathlons on 5 Hawaiia...Show More

Dr. Darya and Kevin Rose Talk Meditation Retreats, Diet, Seasonal Eating, and More

53:37 | Dec 24th, 2015

In this episode, Dr. Rhonda Patrick chats with Dr. Darya and Kevin Rose. They chat about Darya's fascinating experience on a 10-day silent meditation retreat where she spent around 7 hours a day doing seated meditation, intermingled with another 6 ho...Show More

Dr. Pierre Capel on the Power of the Mind & the Science of Wim Hof

1:15:44 | Nov 6th, 2015

Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Pierre Capel, professor emeritus in experimental immunology at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands where he researched a wide range of topics from genetic modification to cancer immunotherapy. Pierre also works...Show More

Wim Hof (the Iceman) on Defeating Extreme Cold & Attenuating the Immune Response

58:09 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Wim Hof also known as the "Iceman." Wim holds the world record for the longest ice bath (1 hour and 53 minutes and 12 seconds), just to name one of his many impressive feats. Dr. Patrick and Wim talk a bit about Wim's ba...Show More

PRESENTATION: Rhonda Speaks at the Orthomolecular Congress in Bussum, Netherlands

58:20 | Oct 15th, 2015

In this audio recorded Oct. 3rd, 2015, Dr. Rhonda Patrick delivers the keynote lecture at the Orthomolecular Medicine Congress in Bussum, Netherlands (MBOG Congres 2015). Discussion includes how micronutrient inadequacies are very prevalent...Show More

Buffering the Negative Effects of Chronic Stress with Meditation

40:49 | Sep 25th, 2015

In this podcast I discuss some of the mechanisms by which chronic stress (and rumination) affect the brain and brain aging, the gut and inflammation, the immune system, and biological aging through acceleration of telomere shortening. I talk about ho...Show More

Sauna Use and Building Resilience to Stress with Dr. Rhonda Patrick

1:04:57 | Sep 11th, 2015

In this episode Rhonda talks about how heat stress from using the sauna makes the body more resilient to the stresses of aging, possible reasons why one study associated sauna use with up to a 40% lower all-cause mortality as well as a 50% lower card...Show More

The Sonnenburgs On How The Gut Microbiota Interacts With Our Bodies

46:57 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Dr. Justin Sonnenburg is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford and Dr. Erica Sonnenburg is a senior research scientist in the Sonnenburg lab where they research many aspects the interaction between diet with the 100 trilli...Show More

Ron Krauss on Re-thinking Saturated Fat & LDL Cholesterol

1:23:38 | Aug 27th, 2015

Dr. Ronald Krauss, M.D. is the director of atherosclerosis research at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Adjunct Professor at UCSF and UC Berkeley. Dr. Krauss is really one of the pioneering scientists that changed the way we all think ...Show More

CHORIBar: Micronutrients, Fiber & Polyphenols in a Bar

1:01:08 | Aug 20th, 2015

Meet some of the CHORI bar team: Dr. Bruce Ames, Dr. Joyce McCann, and Dr. Mark Shigenaga. On this podcast we talk about the different types of HDL and LDL cholesterol and what they do in the body. We discuss a low-calorie, micronutrient- and fiber-d...Show More

Dr. Aubrey de Grey and Dr. Rhonda Patrick Talk Aging

48:06 | Aug 13th, 2015

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist and the founder of the SENS research foundation which aims to find technologies that can repair the various types of damage that occur during the aging process. In this episode Rhonda and Aubrey discus...Show More

Rhonda Answers the Most Popular Questions About Vitamin D

30:07 | Aug 6th, 2015

Dr. Rhonda Patrick answers some of the most popular questions regarding vitamin D including: - How she decides how much vitamin D to supplement with - Can you get too much vitamin D - Is there a difference in vitamin D made fr...Show More

Dan Pardi on the Consequences of Sleep Loss & Ways to Improve Sleep

1:15:10 | Jul 28th, 2015

Dan Pardi is a Ph.D candidate that researches sleep neurobiology at Stanford and University of Leiden. He is also co-founder of Dan’s Plan, an online wellness and technology company. In this podcast Rhonda and Dan discuss what the determinants of goo...Show More

Tim Ferriss on Biomarkers, Ketosis, Microbiome, and Lyme Disease

1:15:10 | Jul 20th, 2015

Tim Ferriss, notorious self-experimenter, three-time New York Times bestselling author, an angel investor, startup advisor, and much, much, much more. Full audio transcript available at: http://wwww.foundmyfitness.com/timtranscript

Jim Kean Talks Biomarkers, Building a Spectator Sport

32:50 | Jul 1st, 2015

Jim Kean is the CEO of National Pro Grid League (NPGL) and founder of WellnessFX. In this podcast Rhonda and Jim discuss the quantified self movement and the importance of measuring biomarkers more than once, the gut's role in cholesterol and seroton...Show More

Dr. Bruce Ames Talks CHORI-Bar Weight Loss

09:29 | Jun 22nd, 2015

Dr. Rhonda Patrick speaks with Dr. Bruce Ames, about a micronutrient- and fiber-dense nutrition bar (referred to as the CHORI bar) that was developed in the Ames laboratory. The bar was formulated to be moderate in calories (107 kcal/≈25 g bar), but ...Show More

How Sauna Use May Boost Longevity

08:36 | Apr 28th, 2015

In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick summarizes a recent study that found that frequency of sauna use was associated with decreased risk of death. Using the sauna 2-3 times per week was associated with 24% lower all-cause mortality and 4-7 times per week...Show More

How to Personalize Your Nutrition Based On Genetics

11:42 | Mar 23rd, 2015

This podcast breaks down, point-by-point what gene polymorphisms you might look at, and how they relate to very specific micronutrients. A few examples of genes with common polymorphism discussed are MTHFR and folate, NBPF3 and vitamin B6, FUT2 and v...Show More

Bruce Ames on Triage Theory, Longevity Vitamins & Micronutrients

43:17 | Feb 12th, 2015

In this podcast Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Bruce Ames about his triage theory, which he proposes that the body has developed a rationing response to shortages of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) throughout evolution. When cells run out o...Show More

DEBUNKED: 2/3rds of Cancer "Just Bad Luck"

07:21 | Jan 28th, 2015

Dr. Rhonda Patrick sheds some light on the recent misleading headline stating that cancer is mostly due to bad luck. Of course, there is a bad luck component to cancer -- but there's also a very, very large environmental and lifestyle component. She ...Show More

5 to 7x More Stem Cells from Placenta with Dr. Frans Kuypers

1:01:46 | Dec 17th, 2014

In this interview Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks to Dr. Frans Kuypers about his lab’s discovery on how the human placenta is a rich source of pluripotent stem cells and yet the placenta is thrown away after delivery. They discuss how his lab has shown that...Show More

Lactate As Brain Fuel with Dr. George Brooks

1:00:29 | Dec 3rd, 2014

In this podcast I interview Dr. George A Brooks, an expert in exercise physiology and lactate metabolism. Lactate, a once demonized molecule thought to form lactic acid and become a dead-end toxic metabolite, has been vindicated by the work of Dr. Br...Show More

Krill Oil's Brain-DHA Advantage

10:49 | Sep 29th, 2014

Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses the differences between krill oil and fish oil in terms of bioavailability and transport into different cells. She explains how DHA and EPA from fish oil in ethyl ester form (molecularly distilled) is the least bioavailab...Show More

Do Antioxidants Cause Cancer?

13:44 | Aug 5th, 2014

Dr. Rhonda Patrick explains what antioxidants are, why they are important, and how they prevent DNA damage, a well-known cancer initiator, in order to minimize damage to DNA. However, in the context of someone that already has cancer, DNA damage can ...Show More

Dr. Terry Wahls' Protocol That Reversed Multiple Sclerosis

19:41 | Jul 22nd, 2014

In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Terry Wahls about how she reversed her secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis with a micronutrient-dense diet and Paleo principles. She identified vitamins/minerals and other compounds present in vege...Show More

Hyperthermic Conditioning for Hypertrophy, Endurance, and Neurogenesis

13:54 | Feb 19th, 2014

Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses how conditioning the body to heat stress through sauna use, called "hyperthermic conditioning" causes adaptations that increase athletic endurance (by increasing plasma volume and blood flow to heart and muscles) and musc...Show More

"Hack Your Genes" at San Francisco Nerd Nite

16:48 | Feb 17th, 2014

A talk originally delivered at SF Nerd Nite that discusses the interesting world of epigenetics.Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks about how to hack your genes through diet and lifestyle. Transgenerational effects of caloric restriction on longevity, B-vitamin...Show More

Rebuttal to Anti-Vitamin Editorial: "Enough is Enough"

14:37 | Feb 1st, 2014

In this podcast we discuss and critically analyze a recent headline-grabbing editorial that was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that reviewed three studies on the topic of multivitamins and chronic disease prevention. We analyze the impo...Show More

The IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity

05:16 | Nov 25th, 2013

There is a trade off when it comes to growth hormone and IGF-1. Growth hormone and IGF-1 enhance muscle and cognitive performance but this comes at a cost: longevity.

The "Vitamin D Sweet Spot" and Its Relationship To Aging

04:31 | Aug 11th, 2013

Dr. Patrick talks about how vitamin D regulates the aging process. In this video you will learn important factors that affect vitamin production from your skin, what the optimal levels of serum vitamin D are, and how appropriate vitamin D levels ("th...Show More

3 Mechanisms for Magnesium Deficiency

03:21 | Jul 23rd, 2013

Over 56% of US population is deficient in magnesium due to three factors: decreased consumption of chlorophyll containing vegetables, decreased absorption, and increased excretion.

Maximizing Your Mitochondria with Magnesium

03:06 | Jul 15th, 2013

Dr. Patrick describes how magnesium, an essential mineral that 56% of the US population is deficient in, can help you maximize your mitochondria to increase oxidative capacity and enhance exercise performance.

Understanding Cancer, part I

03:05 | Jul 2nd, 2013

Part 1 of 2 of the FoundMyFitness "Understanding Cancer" video series. Dr. Patrick explains the mechanism that cause cancer and how your diet can play a role. She discusses how magnesium is an essential mineral required to repair damaged DNA in order...Show More

Understanding Cancer, part II

03:05 | Jul 2nd, 2013

Part 2 of 2 the FoundMyFitness "Understanding Cancer" video series. Dr. Patrick discusses how cruciferious vegetables contain compounds that activate tumor suppressor genes that kill cancer cells.