On The Cutting Edge

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How can we keep up with the latest health research and innovations? By listening to podcasts, of course. There are several shows dedicated to shining a light on the trailblazers of the health industry and the hottest health-related topics. 

The heightened interest in mental health, male fertility, and sexual health is a trend to watch if you like to keep an eye on new developments in the wellness world. These topics, along with aging better, are among the areas generating an increase in related technologies, which make solutions for enjoying a long, healthy life more accessible to the masses. Scientists and experts also seem to be perfectly willing to speak on shows where they can share the strides that are being made to provide solutions that seemed unattainable in the past. 

Following are three podcasts you can turn to if you’re interested in hearing from many of these experts:

Muscle Intelligence

Ben Pakulski is the host of Muscle Intelligence, formerly the Muscle Expert Podcast. He typically breaks down the complicated process of building muscle and losing fat. 

Every week, he interviews leading experts who provide strategies for peak performance. These leaders from various scientific fields cover physical and mental strength and muscle hypertrophy (an increase and growth in muscle cells). Listeners walk away from each episode with tips and hacks that will help them to optimize their health, thanks to a clear understanding of what they need to do in the areas of nutrition, sleep, hormones, mindfulness, and mindset.

In the episode “Optimize Male Sexual Performance,” listeners learn about effective tools to boost your vitality in the bedroom and beyond. Ben interviews Dr. Judson Brandeis, an award-winning urologist and sexual medicine expert. A clinical researcher, physician educator, and surgeon, Dr. Brandeis shares important information that men may find intriguing.

Any man who is wondering how to prevent vascular degeneration, especially as he gets older, needs to listen to this interview. Listeners also learn about a comprehensive personalized approach to balancing hormones and a specific type of therapy that enhances sexual performance. As if that’s not enough, Ben and Dr. Brandeis also discuss a rejuvenation protocol for men to achieve muscle growth and fat loss.

Listen at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/muscle-intelligence/id1448211060 

The Peter Attia Drive

Dr. Peter Attia is a Stanford/Hopkins/NIH-trained MD who interviews health experts on The Peter Attia Drive about subjects related to longevity, performance, the pursuit of excellence, and critical thinking.

In the episode “Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Mental Illness with Optogenetics,” guest Karl Deisseroth M.D., Ph.D., a practicing psychiatrist, explains the science of longevity in a way anyone can understand.

He also talks about combining bio-science and human engineering to create revolutionary tools that use genetic engineering to input light-sensitive channels into any neuron. This means that photons can be used to turn on or off specific neurons. This is called “optogenetics,” and it is opening up exciting, new areas of research, because it can be used to gain a clearer understanding of mental illness and guide the development of new treatments. 

Dr. Deisseroth provides profound “insights into depression, anxiety, autism, and personality disorders and explains the role of optogenetics in mapping out brain regions responsible for common mental health afflictions.”

Listen at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-peter-attia-drive/id1400828889 

Ben Greenfield Fitness

The Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast is your destination for cutting-edge advice based on the latest findings in biohacking, anti-aging, fat loss, fitness, and nutrition. Ben interviews medical, exercise, and diet professionals who cover everything from ancestral wisdom to modern science. The Qs & As and content from “America’s top personal trainer” about optimizing the mind-body-spirit connection are also sure to prove helpful to many people.

One of the most fascinating episodes gives listeners the opportunity to learn about the Train to Hunt strength and conditioning program and how it feels to hunt with a bow. The audience also finds out how plant medicines can enhance the hunt and gets “an insider’s look at the sacred hunting experience.”

Guest Mansal Denton leads men on wilderness quests and explains how the practice of sacred hunting helps men to reconnect with nature in a respectful way and have “tribal brotherhood.”

This form of hunting is seen as “a transformative encounter with death.”

Mansal is the subject of the upcoming documentary Below The Drop, which explores our relationship to life and death through hunting. 

The topic of sacred hunting takes the exploration of the mind-body-spirit connection to a whole new level.

Listen at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-greenfield-fitness/id283908977 

If you’re looking to attain and maintain peak performance, or you simply have a healthy curiosity about innovations and exciting research, it’s great to know that several podcasts deliver just what you need. The hosts go to impressive lengths to keep their audiences in the know. There just isn’t enough space to showcase all the cutting-edge content here. Explore your favorite podcast platform for much more. Happy listening!


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