End of the Year Podcast with Jay Campbell

My good friend Jay Campbell and I had an epic podcast session yesterday, covering among other things:

Intermittent Fasting-How to do it for ultimate fat loss and maximum muscle preservation
Insulin Sensitivity
TRT
Hard Gainers
Metformin
Why bulking is a misnomer
Lance Armstrong’s interview on the Joe Rogan show
Al Jazeera’s investigation about PEDs in Pro Sports

Jay’s a lively guy, great for podcasts, keeps it moving. He also knows his stuff when it comes to fitness, body composition, and men’s health. And he literally wrote the definitive book on testosterone replacement therapy, which I highly recommend.

Have a listen here:

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Drifter says January 1, 2016

I’m part way through the podcast. I think the name of the Dr. you were referring to re: insulin studies is Dr. Joseph Kraft. There is an interview with him and multiple posts about the topic at the TheFatEmperor site.

I’ve watched it and what he says however, conflicts with some of the other statements from Jay here. For example, he says that by his insulin tests, almost everyone is diabetic (it’s a spectrum, not yes/no) so the question for metformin is not how it does against other people lower on the diabetic spectrum, but against the people who have truly healthy insulin patterns.

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    P. D. Mangan says January 1, 2016

    Hi Drifter, yes, Dr Kraft is exactly who I was thinking of, and I learned about him through Ivor Cummins (Fat Emperor). I wrote about metformin myself recently (http://roguehealthandfitness.com/metformin-hype-reality/) wondering whether it would much benefit someone who’s already on top of his diet and exercise regimen (as Jay certainly is).

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Rob H says January 4, 2016

Hi Dennis, very interesting and thought provoking podcast. A little thing I picked up on: it seemed that Jay was not previously aware of the benefits of IP-6 before you mentioned it, but he then went on to mention at a separate point in the podcast that he eats his steak with lentils, and sometimes eats brown rice on work-out days. Not sure if you mentioned to him that by doing this he is already including foods high in phytates (IP-6), which may be especially beneficial when eating high-iron animal food such as red meat?

On another note, after reading all your posts on iron, I’ve made the decision to drastically cut down on red meat (less than once a week now), since I figure I can get similar benefits without the high iron by obtaining my dietary protein from fish, poultry & eggs (+ whey in the post-workout window).. Would be very interested to hear your thoughts on that.

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    P. D. Mangan says January 4, 2016

    Hi Rob, cutting back on red meat will definitely lower your iron intake. I’m actually trying to do the same, not to the extent you are, but it’s difficult. If I open the frig for lunch and there’s leftover meat in there, that’s what I want.

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Zacharias says January 18, 2016

I stopped taking vitamin d supplements after I have read this:

“So if you take vitamin D supplements, and vitamin D is regulated homeostatically, your body will turn down its endogenous production of vitamin D. If you believe that vitamin D is a “biomarker” of good health, do you really want to turn down the upstream processes that synthesize vitamin D? Think about that before you pop a vitamin D capsule.”

From here: http://tinyurl.com/h3vlzp2

So I have started to take 1 teaspoon cod liver oil daily (yeah it tastes gross but I got used to it pretty quickly). And I can report: This winter has been the first time that my vitamin d levels have been normal without taking any vitamin d supplements.

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    P. D. Mangan says January 18, 2016

    There’s vitamin D in cod liver oil.

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