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!)
Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic
The Zone Diet: All You Need to Know by Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today
Milk: It Does a Body Good? The Weston A. Price Foundation
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
How Well Do You Convert Beta-Carotene to Vitamin A? by Debbie Moon, Genetic Lifehacks
BCO1 Gene, GeneCards
Vitamin B6, NIH
Zinc Deficiency by Laura E. Caulfield and Robert E. Black, Comparative Quantification of Health Risks, WHO
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
Pantothenic Acid, NIH
Coenzyme A, 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
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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