Episode #57

Robb Wolf

Electrolyte Imbalances When Eating Low-Carb, mTOR Activation, Fasting, the Carnivore Diet, and Finding the Right Tool to Reach Your Health Goals

Not getting enough electrolytes was easily the biggest mistake I’ve made. Click To Tweet

He’s a two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author for his books Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat.

And his podcast is top-ranked on iTunes.

He’s also one of the first guys to really dive into paleo head-on and long before it caught on.

But he didn’t just stop there.

He also has a ton of information and experience in the keto space.

He’s even tried the carnivore diet for six weeks, which you’ll hear more about in this episode.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, Robb Wolf joins me on the podcast to dive into a wide-variety of topics.

We cover everything from activation of mTOR, electrolyte imbalances, fasting, autophagy, and so much more.

Most folks don’t realize that you need activation of mTOR -- specifically complex 1 -- to initiate T cell propagation related to anti-cancer activity. Click To Tweet

Robb — who has close to 300k social media followers on all of his channels combined — also touches on some essentials when it comes to choosing the right tool to reach your health goals and how long you should try a diet or exercise plan to see its true effects.

As a former research biochemist, Robb loves to dive into the science and mechanisms at work with things like fasting and low-carb diets and he shares everything he’s uncovered — plus his predictions for where things are heading — in this episode.

So if you’re someone who likes to geek out, this episode is right up your alley.

And if you’re just looking to learn a bit more on your health journey, you’ll still find plenty of simple and easy to understand takeaways.

To see what’s in store, check out this list of topics we tackle in this episode:

  • Robb’s background and how he got to this point
  • His basic recommendations when it comes to just starting out on your journey
  • How to really figure out your health goals and whether or not you should try something (for example, fasting, trying keto, etc.)
  • How long you need to lift weights to capture the health benefits
  • What it takes to live longer and enjoy a better quality of life
  • How fasting, exercise, and sleep contribute to your lifespan
  • How to reach autophagy, aside from fasting
  • Signaling mTOR and the effects of this on T cells
  • How insulin affects mTOR activity
  • How keto and going low-carb affect mTOR activation
  • Robb also shares his thoughts on the carnivore diet, including what happened during his own 6-week trial and who it’s right for
  • Gut health, blood markers, and inflammation on the carnivore diet
  • Nutrient deficiencies and how long these really take to surface
  • Gluconeogenesis and getting kicked out of ketosis
  • Electrolytes on keto, including the specific ones to pay attention to, and how these affected Robb’s performance
  • What happened when Robb adjusted his electrolytes
  • His biggest mistake on keto
  • Robb also tries to answer: Where did paleo man get his sodium? What about his water?
  • Robb even shares his NorCal Margarita recipe

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