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The Peter Attia Drive

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Jun 10, 2024 • 1h 52min

#305 ‒ Heart rate variability: how to measure, interpret, and utilize HRV for training and health optimization | Joel Jamieson

Conditioning expert Joel Jamieson discusses heart rate variability (HRV), measuring methods, autonomic nervous system regulation, aging effects, genetics, and the Morpheus training tool. Delving into HRV calculation, the impact of genetics and lifestyle on HRV, and comparing it to VO2 max. Exploring movement styles in youth vs. aging individuals, the body's autonomic range, and balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic systems for overall well-being. Highlighting the significance of movement, exercise, and relaxation in stress management, discussing HRV measurement techniques, factors influencing HRV readings, and interpreting HRV trends for health optimization.
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Jun 3, 2024 • 31min

#304 – NEW: Introducing quarterly podcast summaries - Peter shares his biggest takeaways on muscle protein synthesis, VO2 max, toe strength, gut health, and more

Luc van Loon discusses protein and muscle building, Courtney Conley shares insights on toe strength, and Olav Ale talks about VO2 max in this engaging podcast. They cover topics like fat utilization, anabolic resistance, dietary protein, and the importance of consistent training and nutrition. The guests provide valuable insights on muscle protein synthesis, toe strength, and overall fitness, making this podcast a must-listen for health enthusiasts.
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May 27, 2024 • 2h 5min

#303 - A breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease: the promising potential of klotho for brain health, cognitive decline, and as a therapeutic tool for Alzheimer's disease | Dena Dubal, M.D., Ph.D.

Dena Dubal, a physician-scientist, discusses the longevity factor klotho and its impact on brain health, cognitive function, and potential in treating Alzheimer's disease. Topics include klotho production, regulation, decline with age, benefits on brain health, cognitive enhancement, and therapeutic implications for neurodegenerative diseases.
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May 20, 2024 • 2h 25min

#302 - Confronting a metabolic epidemic: understanding liver health and how to prevent, diagnose, and manage liver disease | Julia Wattacheril, M.D., M.P.H.

Physician scientist Julia Wattacheril, M.D., M.P.H., discusses liver health, from alcohol impacts to liver function tests and stages of liver disease. She highlights the risks of liver disease in cancer and cardiovascular health, emphasizing strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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May 13, 2024 • 24min

#301 - AMA #59: Inflammation: its impact on aging and disease risk, and how to identify, prevent, and reduce it

Exploring chronic inflammation and its impact on aging and disease risk. Discussing the relationship between inflammation, obesity, and metabolic health. Offering practical steps to manage inflammation through diet, exercise, and stress management. Touching on the benefits and drawbacks of drugs and supplements in inflammation management.
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May 6, 2024 • 1h 40min

#300 - Special episode: Peter on exercise, fasting, nutrition, stem cells, geroprotective drugs, and more — promising interventions or just noise?

Exploring geroprotective molecules like rapamycin and metformin, NAD, and resveratrol. Importance of VO2 max, muscle mass, and blood flow restriction for longevity. Discussion on fasting, sugar consumption, and red meat's role in cancer. Evolution of opinions over 300 episodes.
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Apr 29, 2024 • 2h 29min

Special episode with Dax Shepard: F1 and the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death

In this special episode, fellow car enthusiast Dax Shepard joins Peter to discuss Ayrton Senna's life, driving style, and impact on F1. They delve into the drama and dangers of F1, Senna's unique intuition, Senna's fatal crash, and the legacy he left behind. Peter shares his obsession with Senna, reflections on dying young, and the difference between F1 then and now. They also touch on Senna's driving superpower, the fastest drivers in F1 today, and current F1 obsessions.
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Apr 22, 2024 • 2h 30min

#299 ‒ Optimizing muscle protein synthesis: the crucial impact of protein quality and quantity, and the key role of resistance training | Luc van Loon, Ph.D.

Luc van Loon, expert in muscle metabolism, discusses the impact of protein quality and quantity on muscle protein synthesis. Topics include insulin and triglycerides in endurance exercise, protein absorption rates, differences between animal and plant protein sources, and the role of resistance training and dietary protein in muscle health.
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Apr 15, 2024 • 2h 24min

#298 ‒ The impact of emotional health on longevity, self-audit strategies, improving well-being, and more | Paul Conti, M.D.

Dr. Paul Conti discusses the impact of emotional health on longevity, the importance of self-audit strategies for well-being, and finding purpose and hope through making peace with mortality. He also explores the connection between material possessions and happiness, navigating emotional health improvements, and the role of therapy in fostering self-acceptance and growth.
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Apr 8, 2024 • 18min

#297 - AMA #58: Iron: its role in health, testing methods, and strategies for preventing and managing iron deficiency

Explore the vital role of iron in the body, including its importance for oxygen transport and enzyme reactions. Learn about testing iron levels, interpreting results, and strategies for preventing deficiency. Dive into discussions on creatine, sodium, and subscriber benefits.

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