Qualy #73 - How can we change the food system when 10 companies control almost 90 percent of the calories we consume in the US?
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#83 - Bill Harris, Ph.D.: Omega-3 fatty acids
In this episode, Bill Harris, Ph.D. in human nutrition and expert on omega-3 fatty acids, sets the table by clearly defining the families of fatty acids (saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated) before diving into the current landscape of polyunsaturated fat (omega-6 and omega-3) with a particular focus on EPA and DHA (the two main elements of fish oil supplements). Bill gives a historical overview, updates us on the latest science related to the health benefits, and provides plenty of insights as to how we should think about increasing our EPA and DHA intake. We discuss: Bill’s long history of studying fatty acids [6:30]; Defining the fatty acids—SFA, MUFA, PUFA, omega-3, omega-6, and more [9:45]; What is the significance of fatty acids? Why should we care? [19:45]; History of fat phobia, saturated fat, and does PUFA reduce cholesterol? [23:45]; Breaking down the conversion process of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids including how we get to EPA and DHA [28:00]; Takeaway from Bill’s 1980 study looking at how salmon oil affected cholesterol and triglyceride levels [36:15]; History of our understanding of omega-3 and its effect on LDL cholesterol [45:00]; Prescribed fish oil drugs vs. OTC supplements—Differences and recommended brands [52:00]; Health benefits of EPA [57:45]; Potential benefits of ALA and how it compares to taking EPA and DHA directly [1:12:45]; Health benefits of DHA [1:17:15]; Cell membrane omega-3 index—What is it, the role of genetics, how to increase it, and a recommended target [1:19:00]; Is EPA or DHA neuroprotective? Can it help with depression? [1:23:30]; Recommended fish to eat for EPA and DHA - Any mercury concerns? [1:25:45]; Can omega-3 mitigate risks associated with smoking? [1:29:15]; The problem with the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio [1:30:00]; The problem with labeling any kind of fatty acid as “bad” [1:36:00]; Why increasing EPA and DHA intake matters more than reducing omega-6 intake [1:38:00]; Important takeaway from the VITAL study [1:46:30]; Importance of testing your omega-3 index [1:53:00]; Exciting study coming out soon, and why you need to take your fish oil with food [1:57:15]; and More. Learn more: .
Qualy #69 - Advice to parents and kids for creating a sustainable environment that’s going to prevent them from running into metabolic problems
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#82 - Mark Messier: Leadership, personal growth, and performing under pressure
In this episode, Mark Messier, six-time Stanley Cup champion, shares the most valuable lessons he picked up over 25+ years of professional hockey resulting in one of the longest and most decorated careers in hockey history. Mark shares what lead to his unique brand of humble leadership, how he was able to get talented individuals to effectively work as a team, the importance of maturing and evolving as a person, and how he was able to stay calm and perform at his best under enormous amounts of pressure. Additionally, we go through his favorite moments as a player, what it was like playing with and learning from The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, and much more. We discuss: Overview of Mark’s extraordinary 25+ year professional hockey career [7:15]; The trend towards kids focusing on one sport earlier and earlier—A good or bad thing? [12:00]; Mark’s early passion for hockey, and when he realized it could be his “job” [14:15]; Going pro at age 17 [19:30]; Mark’s favorite experience playing professional hockey [25:45]; Playing with (and learning from) the great Wayne Gretzky [26:40]; A hard lesson learned in his first year as a pro [32:00]; Lessons learned from losing his first Stanley Cup Finals [35:45]; Redemption—Winning his first Stanley Cup and the beginning of a dynasty in Edmonton [41:15]; Importance of team character [54:00]; The shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky, and Mark stepping up as the new leader and team captain [59:30]; Playing for the New York Rangers—the lure of the city and the pressure to perform [1:07:00]; Ending the 54-year championship drought for the New York Rangers [1:13:30]; Becoming a great leader [1:16:30]; How to win the mental war against your opponent [1:20:30]; Opposing players for which Mark had great respect [1:22:00]; Retiring after an unbelievably long and lustrous career [1:27:00]; How to leverage stress and nervousness into a positive force [1:32:45]; The most important quality—A willingness to learn, improve, and evolve [1:36:00]; What does Mark do today for exercise to stay in great shape? [1:44:30]; Why playing sports is such a great thing for kids [1:49:30]; The Mark Messier Foundation [1:53:00]; How has Mark avoided the “loss of identity” feeling which plagues many retired athletes? [1:56:15]; Does Mark think it’s possible to reproduce a team as good as his Oilers teams of the 80s? [1:59:30]; Would Mark ever want to coach in the NHL? [2:03:00]; Will the Toronto Maple Leafs ever win the Stanley cup? [2:04:00]; and More. Learn more: .
Qualy #65 - The three laws of medicine — Law #1: A strong intuition is much more powerful than a weak test