The Keto Answers Podcast 030: Biohacking: Transforming Your Health – Dr. John Limansky
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Now it’s easier than ever to disrupt the internal mechanisms that keep us healthy.
We disrupt our circadian rhythm by working long hours and having blue lights on late at night.
We harm our metabolism by eating processed foods high in sugar, grains, and trans fats.
We increase our stress levels by spending too much time on social media and working when we should be resting.
Thanks to these unhealthy habits, more people are suffering from preventable lifestyle diseases that drastically reduce their quality of life and lifespan.
Today’s guest, Dr. John Limansky, realized how damaging unhealthy lifestyle choices are when he became a physician.
When he visited one of the sickest parts of the USA in Mississippi, he saw 20-year-olds at the end of their lives suffering from obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes — all mainly due to poor nutrition.
That’s why he decided to shift the focus of his career and become a preventive doctor.
Dr. John Limansky, also known as The Keto Doctor, is a board-certified physician of internal medicine, father of 3, and founder of Biohack MD.
Dr. Limansky’s preventive approach is biohacking — the process of making impactful lifestyle changes that boost your health and well-being.
Through his medical practice, Dr. Limansky discovered you can prevent illnesses by changing your lifestyle.
He started helping people improve their overall health and take some patients off their medication by optimizing their sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and other important aspects of health, instead of just prescribing meds.
Today I chat with Dr. Limansky about the most important biohacking strategies he uses to enhance his family’s and patient’s health and exactly what you can do to get started.
In this episode, we go over:
Why Dr. Limansky decided to focus on biohacking and prevention
How Dr. Limansky made the switch from traditional clinical practice to what he does now
How Dr. Limansky plans to bring health knowledge to a local level in the next few years
What biohacking means
The most important lifestyle tweaks you can make for optimal health
Why you should focus on the changes that are the hardest for you
Why adequate sleep should be your #1 priority
The side effects of not getting enough or high quality sleep
Effective strategies for radically improving your sleep
How to easily incorporate exercise into your lifestyle
The benefits of going from extreme hot to cold temperatures
What cold thermogenesis is and its benefits
How to do cold thermogenesis when traveling
Why cold showers don’t provide the same metabolic benefits as cold thermogenesis
The perks of combining fasting, physical activity, and cold thermogenesis
The health markers Dr. Limansky tracks
How he tracks ketones depending on people’s health goals
Why he prefers to track breath ketones over blood ketones
How long it takes for people to see their blood ketones rise
Why some people don’t do well on keto
How people can tell whether they need a personalized keto approach
The benefits of fasting
What heart rate variability (HRV) is and why Dr. Limansky measures it
How to reduce stress (hint: you have to address several things at the same time)
Why it’s important to reconnect with people with your phone off
The benefits of meditation