Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From August 2014 to December 2016, he served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.

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What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Our bodies are good at telling us what we need to thrive—as long as we remember that we all have different needs, and these needs change over time.

  • Nutritional deficiencies that may be robbing you of optimal health and what you can do to bring balance to your own body's requirements.

  • How Chris overcame a lifetime of gut issues, tooth decay, allergies, and anxiety through diet in spite of an errant course correction that made him worse before he got better.

  • Why Chris' interest in the effects of nutrition on overall health was sparked from an early age.

  • Vitamin deficiencies and other problems commonly experienced by vegans and vegetarians and how someone on a primarily plant-based diet might guard against them.

  • And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet (Use Code GENIUS for 20% Off!)

Chris' Website

Chris at Instagram

Chris at Facebook

Chris at YouTube

Chris at Twitter

Mastering Nutrition Podcast

Wild Ventures

Brooklyn College

Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

The Zone Diet: All You Need to Know by Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today

Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth by John Robbins

Milk: It Does a Body Good? The Weston A. Price Foundation

UMass Amherst Libraries

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price

How to Read a Science Paper by Chris Masterjohn, Mastering Nutrition 37

Chris' Research Papers, PubMed

Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets by Chris Kresser

Vitamin B12, NIH

Vitamin B12 by Jack Norris, Vegan Health

Top 12 Foods That Are High in Vitamin B12 by Arlene Semeco, Healthline

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Be Sneaky, Harmful by Patrick J. Skerrett, Harvard Health Blog

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

Vitamin A and Carotenoids, NIH

How Well Do You Convert Beta-Carotene to Vitamin A? by Debbie Moon, Genetic Lifehacks

BCO1 Gene, GeneCards

Vitamin B6, NIH

Zinc, NIH

Zinc Deficiency by Laura E. Caulfield and Robert E. Black, Comparative Quantification of Health Risks, WHO

Riboflavin, NIH

Changes in USDA Food Composition Data for 43 Garden Crops, 1950 to 1999 by Donald R. Davis, Melvin D. Epp, and Hugh D. Riordan, Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Do I Need to Worry About My Cholesterol Levels As a Vegan? by Anya Todd, Your Daily Vegan

Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, NIH

Pantothenic Acid, NIH

Coenzyme A, PubChem

4'-Phosphopantetheine, PubChem

Consider the Oyster: Why Even Strict Vegans Should Feel Comfortable Eating Oysters by the Boatload by Christopher Cox, Slate

Vegans Shouldn't Eat Oysters, and If You Do You're Not Vegan, So... by Marc Bekoff, HuffPost

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman

CICO Diet: Does Counting Calories Really Work for Sustained Weight Loss? by Rachael Link, Dr. Axe

A Review of the Carbohydrate–Insulin Model of Obesity by KD Hall, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

What is Insulin? by Amy Hess-Fischl, EndocrineWeb

How to Renew Your Body: Fasting and Autophagy by Dr. Jason Fung, MD, Diet Doctor

Ketogenesis Isn't All About Carbs and Insulin by Chris Masterjohn, Mastering Nutrition 22

This is How We Burn Ketones for Energy by Chris Masterjohn, MWM 2.33

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), The ALS Association

Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Infection Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

Lose Weight With the Robot Diet, Chris Masterjohn Lite 45

Why Successful People Wear the Same Thing Every Day by Craig Bloem, Inc.

10 Steps to Fantastic Sleep by Chris Masterjohn

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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