When it comes to diet trends and health supplements, it can be difficult to know who to trust, especially on online platforms like YouTube or Instagram. Our guest today, Dr. Spencer Nodalsky, is a physician who advocates for lifestyle changes before pharmaceuticals and is known as ‘The Doctor Who Lifts’ in honor of his active lifestyle. During his undergraduate program, he studied Exercise Science and pre-med while wrestling in the heavyweight class at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He went on to pursue a medical degree at Edward via the College of Osteopathic Medicine where he began advocating for the concept of nutrition and exercise as medicine. During his residency, he studied and specialized in obesity medicine and lipidology. He currently serves as chief physician at Renaissance Periodization. In our conversation, we hear from Dr. Nadolsky about how he uses humor to share his message of ‘lifestyle as medicine’ and why it’s important to lead by example as a doctor and prioritize your health. Tuning in you’ll hear us discuss how exercise can assist insulin sensitivity and why metabolic health is largely determined by your insulin levels. Later, Dr. Nadolsky unpacks how to approach training for endurance events and how to avoid the adverse effects of overtraining. We delve into the complexities of obesity, why it’s not a choice, and why it’s so difficult to lose weight once your body experiences a setpoint reset. Find out Dr. Nodalsky’s thoughts on online diet trends like biohacking and why elitists in the health and wellness space don’t react well to his humorous memes. Join us today for a fascinating discussion on diet trends, health, and exercise!
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