Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine.
Heads Up Health was founded by a team of health-conscious technology experts on the simple concept that being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. We saw a world of disjointed medical records, underutilized health tracking technologies and abundant, but poorly managed, health data. We felt that intelligent software could provide the perfect solution.
Based on our belief that well-organized data holds the key to optimal health, we have created a central space where you can manage and explore your own.
Keith brings muscle, brains, and pragmatism to the quest for health and performance. His simple but effective tips for exercise, health, and business could easily boost your results in all three areas.
Everyone ages at different rates. Our “true age” (also “biological age”) actually depends on systemic inflammation: from our lifestyle and environment combining with our genetics. True age represents our capacity for resilience, in tolerating and recovering from the inflammation of life stresses. By increasing this resilience, we could even get younger in true age! It requires frequent tracking of biomarkers like heart rate variability (HRV).
Are all lab tests created equal? Chris Kelly breaks down the lab tests that get the best results for his athletes and health clients.
We talk blood work, hormone and cortisol testing, stool testing, and how to make better decisions given certain lab results. Join me in this great discussion with Chris Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive!
Dr. Steve, the Sock Doc, shares a journey of integrating systems within the body. Connecting the nervous system to organs, muscles, bone, connective tissue and more, Dr. Steve has developed a practice around a concept he calls Systems Health Care – Integrative Wellness.
We talk hormones, asymmetry, dysfunction and simple tests you can perform to become more aware of your own situation. Tap here to listen.
Could micronutrient deficiencies be holding you back?
Dr. Eldred Taylor shares the importance of amino acids for energy and autonomic nervous system health, as well as how they and other micronutrients impact your Heart Rate Variability.
Hint: These topics could be a good place to look if your energy levels, motivation, and general health aren’t where you’d like them to be.
Is it possible to have a nutrition plan that is customized *exactly* for your own individual needs?
Best selling author and former research biochemist Robb Wolf joins us to talk about the failings of one-size-fits-all diets, the neuroregulation of appetite, and much more.
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Coach Alex Fergus joins us to share his experiences with balancing elite rowing, competitive powerlifting, and bodybuilding. He has done some extreme tracking along his journey with these sports and now his clients are benefiting too. We cover all sorts of experiments, slow training, and the Ketogenic diet. It is a large discussion filled with plenty of gems throughout.
Overfat & Underfat: New Terms & Definitions Long Overdue with Dr. Phil Maffetone & Professor Paul Laursen
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”.
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.
4 steps to effectively use Heart Rate Variability as an assessment tool. Optimizing a treatment or training plan with HRV needs proper planning and preparation.