Dan Quintana is a Research Fellow at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney in 2013. His research focuses on the role of heart rate variability, the autonomic nervous system and hormones on mental health. In this episode, we’re going to pick Dan’s brain on the relationship between mental and physical health, autonomic dysregulation, how HRV reflects mental health condition, antidepressants and other interventions.
First coverage with Dr. Phil Maffetone and Professor Paul Laursen on their newly published and controversial scientific paper titled: “Overfat and Underfat: New Terms and Definitions Long Overdue.” We discuss the pandemic of people who are “overfat” — defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health and how this classification differs from “overweight”. If we’re to truly address the problem, we need to start using the right terminology and not hiding behind propriety (in certain situations). Doctors, researchers and individuals all need to arm themselves to take control of what some are now calling the “world health crisis”.
Jonathan Moore, a qualified Chiropractor from Sydney Australia, joins us to delve deeper into the brain and the neurological system. He explains how stress causes real, physical change within the brain and affects neuroplastic adaptation, and how these physical changes actually affect our tolerance of future stress, as well as affect our energy levels, our ability to perform critical thinking, motivation, the immune system, and more.
In this episode, guest Dr. Marco Altini joins us to share some of the nitty gritty of how Data Science plays a role in Heart Rate Variability analysis and other types of quantifiable research and self experimentation. We discuss data confidence, coefficient of variation, cross-sectional data vs. longitudinal HRV data, absolute vs. relative HRV, why to focus on RMSSD Time-Domain HRV over Frequency-Domain or Non-Linear, HRV during pregnancy, and much more.
In this episode, Alessandro Ferretti joins us to discuss blood glucose, ketones, ketogenic diets, and of course how it all relates to health, performance and Heart Rate Variability. We also cover some useful topics such as how to use HRV for food sensitivity testing, how to establish a personal glucose baseline and when best to measure blood glucose, and ideal ketone thresholds for exercise and training.
Training for a world championship or the Olympics? Not many people make it to that level, but Dr. Daniel Plews and Professor Paul Laursen join us to share what it’s like to train for world class competitions. We cover a lot including HRV patterns of various training phases, acute to chronic ratio relationship to injury, when to establish an HRV baseline in an endurance program, preparing for Kona Ironman World Championships and Olympics, diet choices, the risk of academia, and much more.
Andrew Flatt round 2: We discuss the role of HRV on a competition day, injury potential in relation to HRV, hydration, plasma volume, how to effectively implement HRV for sports and training, and when not to use HRV monitoring.
Heart Rate Variability is an objective tool that can be used to help determine a person’s status in the healing process after receiving a concussion. It can help remove bias to ensure a person who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury is physiologically ready to return to normal activity.
Andrew Flatt goes deep into the research and application of HRV monitoring for athletes and sports teams. Andrew works extensively with elite level athletes and is one of the emerging names in athlete monitoring research.
Has your body ever seemed to just glitch or not function correctly for a seemingly unknown reason? You’re not exactly debilitated, but sometimes you’re just not reaching your optimum potential either?
Dr. Eldred breaks down how to quantify when certain aspects of modern life are holding you back or even dragging you down. Dive into which numbers to pay attention to in order to reach your optimum potential.
Implementing HRV or other biomarkers with your coach/client?
Mike Nelson breaks down how to be more effective in both online and in-person coaching when it comes to using data and self-quantifying metrics like Heart Rate Variability.
Mike’s PhD focused on both HRV and Metabolic Flexibility, and he’s known for his successful online coaching of remote clients ranging from elite bodybuilding and powerlifting to general health and weight loss.
Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Kinesiologist, and Osteopath in training, Greg Elliott shares his experience in hunting for, quantifying, and then optimizing the markers that increase his patients health and performance, reduce their pain, and restore optimal function.
HRV Score population comparison with normal HRV values for age, gender, and various HRV platforms.
In this blog post, learn about two of the biggest health factors and research on some of the common diseases that affect heart rate variability, as well as how medication can alter HRV values.
In this post we analyze review research on sedentary, active, and athlete populations to evaluate the effects of aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels on Heart Rate Variability.
What are normal HRV values for your demographic? Learn how Age and Gender affect Heart Rate Variability and why you need to know your demographic values.
Presentation on Heart Rate Variability at UC Berkeley during Ancestral Health Symposium. How Heart Rate Variability relates to stress and ancestral living.