Monthly Archives: January 2022

Training for the Sport of Fitness with Elite CrossFit Athlete Freya Moosbrugger

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I chatted with Elite CrossFit Athlete Freya Moosbrugger. Freya discussed her journey from beginner to a professional in the sport of fitness. She talked about her struggles to get her first pullup and how her training has evolved to where is now.

Freya is currently the reigning 54th fittest woman in the world and 8th in Canada. She recently competed against some of the fittest athletes in the world at Wodapalooza where she finished 10th place for her first public competition. Freya talked about that experience and how it has already made her a better athlete. We talked about her training and recovery methods for developing truly elite fitness. We also discussed her nutrition intake in achieving optimal world-class mental and physical performance.

To learn more about Freya and her CrossFit journey, you can follow her on Instagram @freyamoosbrugger

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.

Finding Better Head-to-toe Mechanics and Function with Dr Liza Egbogah

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I caught up with Dr. Liza Egbogah, who is a chiropractor, osteopath, and an expert in foot mechanics and gait. We chatted about common mechanisms for pain and dysfunction related to the feet. Dr. Liza outlined some amazing insight for finding the right shoe that not only functions well, but also look good. We discussed what you should consider when picking out a pair or shoes for work or running. She also talked about how her footwear designs at earned her an appearance on the hit CBC TV Show, the Dragon’s Den.

Dr. Liza is one of North America’s leading body + posture experts, a myofascial release practitioner, manual osteopath, chiropractor, prominent media expert, and entrepreneur. Holding a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, she graduated with Summa Cum Laude and clinic honors, a diploma in osteopathic manual practice, and a Pharmacology degree with distinction from the University of Alberta. She is also a certified personal trainer and a member of Harvard’s postgraduate organization.

Believing in a holistic approach to health, her work is well-known for exceeding patients’ expectations of care by employing innovative and individualized treatment protocols that include adjustments, massage, mobilizations, myofascial release techniques, electrotherapeutic modalities, exercise/stretch prescription, lifestyle counseling, postural assessment, and custom orthotic therapy.

Along with her extensive experience consulting senior executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and political leaders on health matters, Dr. Liza is also the founder and designer of chiropractor approved shoe line and ergonomic bag collection, dr. Liza shoes and is currently the Clinic Director of the[fix].

You can find more about Dr. Liza’s services on her website.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.

Golden Nuggets for Improving Healthspan with Longevity Mastermind Dr. Anil Bajnath

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I sat down with Longevity Insider, Dr. Anil Bajnath. We chatted about some of the more accessible advanced methods for improving health and longevity. Dr. Anil chatted about the role of telomeres in cellular aging and practical means for optimizing their function. He discussed the role of inflammation on aging and we talked about some of the more under-the-radar agents that have demonstrated promising results in slowing or reversing the effects of aging, as well as some of the toxic environmental agents known to accelerate the aging process. 

Dr. Bajnath is a Board-Certified Family Physician who attended the University of Central Florida for his undergraduate studies in Molecular-cellular Microbiology (MM) and Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS). He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine with honors and went on to receive a scholarship from Keller School of Business Administration for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in Healthcare Services, as well as certifications from the Institute for Functional Medicine and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Dr. Bajnath then finished his residency training in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland in January 2019.

An experienced physician with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry utilizing complementary alternative medicine techniques to treat his patients, his primary field of interest is understanding the underlying causes of unresolved illness and formulating care plans for resolving complex medical scenarios. He actively pursues research in pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics, and microbiome sciences, and his practice provides a wide range of services ranging from traditional preventative screening guidelines to precision personalized healthcare modalities such as personalized nutrition, genomic medicine, advanced biomarker testing, microbiome analysis, and biometric lifestyle monitoring.

Dr. Bajnath is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Human Optimization located in Columbia, Maryland, as well as the author of the soon-to-be-released book “The Longevity Equation”. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

To learn more about Dr. Anil and his services, check out his company at The Institute for Human Optimization.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.

Training for Vitality and Function as We Age with Dr. Dan Richie

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I spoke with Dr. Dan Richie about training for vitality and function as we age. We chatted about key strategies and importance of building muscle mass, strength, and power in extending healthspan. We talked about specific training methodology to safely prevent the loss of fast twitch muscle fibers as we age. 

Dr. Dan Ritchie started his fitness career at Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Medicine. Following that, he spent a year as a graduate assistant coaching Division 1 athletes. He continued his studies and obtained his Master’s Degree in Health & Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he won the 2002 Thesis of the Year. Dan then went on to complete his PhD in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology as a Lynn Fellow at Purdue University.

Since 2007 Dan has owned and operated Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he and his staff have trained over 2000 clients. With over 20 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge on training the mature adult market and has equipped people in their 50s and beyond to achieve their goals and enhance their functional longevity. Dan was named PFP Trainer of the Year in 2014, and he and Dr. Cody Sipe co-founded the Functional Aging Institute shortly after.

Dan is a sought-after expert and speaker at national and international events on topics like balance for older adults, personal training, business development, the global aging phenomenon, and functional aging training models. Dan lives in West Lafayette with his wife and five kids.

To learn more about Dan, his products and services, check out the Functional Aging Institute

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.

The Physiology of Aging and Practical Methods for Slowing and Reversing it with Dr. Nichola Conlon

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, Dr. Nichola Conlon and I chat about cellular aging and practical means for slowing or even reversing its effects. We talked about the most recent scientific breakthroughs in aging research, the significance of NAD in increasing healthspan, and the future of aging science.

Dr. Nichola Conlon is an accomplished molecular biologist who specializes in the study of aging as a biologically complex condition. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science in 2008 and her Master of Research in Medical and Molecular Biosciences in 2009. She then earned her Ph.D. in Physiology at Newcastle University, which houses Europe’s largest institute for aging research, with the aim of becoming an Epithelial physiologist, focusing on the structure and function of drug and nutrient transporters. She has worked in industry identifying novel medication development opportunities, and she is also a trained cosmetic scientist registered with the CTPA approved Society of Cosmetic Scientists.

Building on her expertise in molecular biology and years spent focused on early stage drug discovery with a renowned biotech firm, Nichola co-founded her own company called Nuchido with the goal of translating the latest scientific advances in aging research into nutraceutical products that delays aging and promote longevity. As CEO at Nichido, she collaborates alongside multiple world-leading scientists including Professors Tom Kirkwood and Thomas von Zglinicki to lead the task of converting current scientific findings into interventions to improve people’s healthspan.

To know more about her products and services, check out her company at Nuchido. Use discount code: HSA10 to save 10%. 

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.