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With so much happening in the world of health and wellness, how can you separate fact from fiction? Listen to Thorne’s medical experts as they bring you the latest insights, access to exclusive interviews, and much more as the Thorne Podcast navigates the complex world of health and wellness. Here you’ll discover the newest research on diet, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle approaches to unlocking your best self.

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    New Onegevity Study to Explore PCOS in Women

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    PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age – seen in upward of 13 percent of women. Learn exactly what PCOS is, possible causes, and about how Thorne’s sister company, Onegevity, is conducting a new study to take a deep scientific look at PCOS. Recruitment for study is for women with a current or past PCOS diagnosis. The calls for participants will close 10/31/2021. If you are interested and eligible, then please contact the study coordinator at StudyCoordinator@onegevity.com to learn more. The study has been approved by the University of Maryland Institutional Review Board (HP-00089723). During this episode you’ll learn about: Special guest Dr. Amanda Frick [1:36] Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) [3:02] Several components involved [3:45] Symptoms [4:00] PCOS statistics [4:19] Diagnosis [5:00] PCOS red flags [6:15] Testing for PCOS [7:54] Misconceptions [8:00] Other causes of cysts [8:49] Onegevity’s focus [11:32] Is PCOS increasing in our society? [13:45] Possible reasons [14:30] The role of genes [15:58] Body weight [16:56] Other components of PCOS [17:55] Supplements and PCOS [20:00] PCOS treatments [20:52] Questions from the community [22:24] Best supplements for PCOS [22:46] Is vitamin C bad for PCOS [28:18] Inositol PCOS [28:58] What supplements to take on oral contraceptives [31:19] Why is Thorne interested in PCOS and what is Onegevity’s study [33:42] Grant from National Institutes of Health [35:22] Who can participate [36:52] How to sign up [37:40] Benefits of joining the study [38:32] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: The Most Frequent Cause of Female Infertility? PCOS Exciting Opportunity to Join Onegevity's PCOS Research Study Abnormal Testosterone Levels in Women: Symptoms, Risks, and Helpful Foods 12 Biomarkers that Impact Your Fertility Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog.   * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    The Training Philosophy of CrossFit Invictus Coach Bryce Smith Pt. 2

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    CrossFit and Invictus Fitness coach Bryce Smith returns to answer your questions. In this Performance Edition of the Thorne Podcast Bryce joins Joel Totoro, Thorne Director of Sports Science to discuss training athletes during Covid, finding exercise motivation, and the joy of competitive CrossFit. During this episode you’ll learn about: CrossFit Semi-Finals [00:50] Questions from the community [1:15] How do you make training fun? [1:21] Gratitude [1:47] Appreciate the moment [3:20] “Earning your spot on the couch [4:56] Training athletes during a pandemic [6:10] Listening to the experts [6:33] Breathwork and mobility [7:00] Combating too much sitting [8:00] Customized training programs [10:48] Encouraging moderation [11:30] Zoom meetings and social interaction [12:06] What are CrossFitters competing for in the games? How is it different from a CrossFit workout? [13:14] Recreational CrossFit vs. Competitive CrossFit [17:05] Advice for someone looking to start competitive CrossFit [21:50] Answering questions about what you want [22:11] Defining goals [22:44] I can’t always make it to a CrossFit gym, is it ok to train other ways? [27:03] Making your health a priority [27:25] Other ways to exercise [29:02] Narrowing your mindset [31:05] Using a coach and finding motivation [31:42] Acknowledging negative mindsets [32:33] Learn more about Bryce Smith and Invictus [33:27] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: Common Exercise Mistakes That Can Derail Your Fitness Goals Are Group Exercise Classes the New Happy Hour? Simple Answers to Beginner Exercise Questions Making Regular Exercise a Reality – 10 Tips for Success Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog.
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    The Training Philosophy of CrossFit Invictus Coach Bryce Smith Pt. 1

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    Strength & Conditioning Coach Bryce Smith joins Joel Totoro, Thorne Director of Sports Science to discuss his CrossFit journey, coaching philosophy, and Bryce’s mission to help clients achieve the best version of themselves.   During this episode you’ll learn about: Bryce Smith background [0:45] CrossFit and coaching [0:56] Using Thorne in recovery and training [3:39] Using biomarkers and bloodwork in training [5:47] Optimize training [6:15] Thorne : Certified for Sport® [8:10] Coaching clients to achieve full potential [9:20] Paying attention to your body’s signals [10:23] Documenting wellness goals and journey [11:22] Addressing long term health goals [14:28] How being an athlete makes you a better coach [16:30] The Dirty 30 workout [19:08] Custom supplement routines [21:15] Building relationships 23:36] Dad’s diagnosis [24:07] On becoming better [26:54] Practice mindset [26:56]   Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: How Exercise Routines (Or Lack of One) Affect Your Testosterone Level Pre, During, and Post-Workout Nutrition Creatine 101: What's It For, Why Take It, How To Get It Use Nutrition to Support Recovery from a Workout Injury Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog.   * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    Glow Girl Melissa Meyers Shares Her Beauty & Wellness Advice

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    Beauty, lifestyle, and wellness icon Melissa Meyers, aka the Glow Girl, sits down to share her favorite healthy aging advice. Discover how to achieve a more youthful glow by supporting your body and beauty from the inside out in this latest episode of the performance edition of the Thorne Podcast. Stay up on Melissa’s social channels and be on the lookout for a special something in the coming weeks.   During this episode you’ll learn about: Journey to becoming the Glow Girl [1:00] Moving to L.A. [3:24] Thorne and wellness [5:02] NiaCel and healthy aging [5:30] Health testing [5:59] Beauty from within [6:50] Clean living [7:26] Starting wellness routines [7:49] Healthy aging advice [8:15] Recommended supplements [8:46] Thorne health tests [9:16] Discovering what your body is missing [10:16] Optimizing your wellness journey [11:01] Self-care [11:46] Curbing cravings [12:48] Microbiome health [13:10] Supplements to support weight management [14:42] Cellular energy [15:16] Small tweaks lead to big changes [16:03] Questions from the community [19:21] How do you find your tips and recommendations? [19:33] What’s one supplement you can’t live without? [20:35] Do you have any specific advice for men? [23:31] Finding a work life/balance [25:22] Collagen Plus [27:18] Healthy aging trends [27:30] Where to follow Melissa [28:43] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: Collagen For Your Skin The Plant Extracts that Support Healthy Skin Aging How to Promote Healthy Aging During Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond NR 101: What it is & How it Works For Healthy Aging Seven Habits That Slow the Aging Process Nutritional Supplement to Support Healthy Aging: ResveraCel® The Glow Girl Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog.   * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    What You’ll Learn From Biological Age Testing

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    Ever wonder how your lifestyle has affected the way you age? Now you can with knowledge from Thorne's Biological Age test. In this episode, Dr. Robert Rountree is joined by Dr. Laura Kunces, Thorne’s SVP of Medical Strategies, as the two run through their own personal results and recommendations after taking Thorne’s new Biological Age Test. During this episode you’ll learn about: Thorne’s Biological Age Test [:50] Laura Kunces [1:11] Breaking down results through video [1:26] Laura’s Background [2:00] Onegevity Team [2:29] Biological Age Test Concept [2:54] Tracking your health [3:36] Chronological age vs. biological age [3:42] Understanding biomarkers [5:08] What the test tells you [6:42] Actionable results [7:36] Biological age testing in younger adults [9:23] Optimize the aging process [10:04] How to set up the test [10:50] Blood draw [11:48] Fasting before test [13:00] Kunces Biological Age Results [16:35] Powered by Onegevity Health Intelligence [17:02] Understanding age rate [18:34] Organ ages and blood age [19:33] How often to test biological age [20:40] Kunces personalized recommendations based on test results [23:58] Diet [24:07] Supplement and exercise [24:45] Tracking health over time [25:35] Test cost [27:58] Rountree’s Results [28:36] Interpreting 5 age scores [30:08] Recommendations [35:36] Supplement validation [37:05] Questions about the Biological Age Test [38:08] Thorne’s extensive practitioner network [38:19] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: Biological Age Test How Does Thorne's Biological Age Test Work? What’s Your Actual Age? Chronological vs. Biological Age How to Promote Healthy Aging During Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    All About Anxiety and Depression Pt. 2

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    In part two of this two-part series, Dr. Rountree and Dr. Lipman take a closer look at the topic of depression. Learn about the gut-brain connection and its link with depression, cytokine sickness, antidepressants, nutritional deficiencies, and more in this episode. Note: If you or someone you know needs help today, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you. During this episode you’ll learn about: Depression and day-to-day struggle [2:41] Melancholy [3:20] Deep-seated or situational depression [3:46] Modern society and depression [4:40] Antidepressants [5:58] Brain chemistry [6:42] Cytokine sickness [8:42] Abnormal microbiome [9:32] Serotonin made in the gut [10:00] Gut health and depression [11:19] 5-HTP [13:01] Exercise [13:35] Learned optimism [15:14] Questions from the community [18:14] Postpartum depression [18:28] Diet [19:21] Deficiencies and depression [21:20] How are gut health and depression linked? [23:58] Do medications for anxiety and depression affect the gut? [25:51] Seeing psychologist or psychiatrist for depression [27:12] Can depression be cured, or is it something we learn to live with? [28:42] What do we need to do to be better at handling mental health issues? [31:20] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: Gut Health: The Link to Anxiety and Depression? A Mayo Clinic Doctor’s Advice Part 2: Science-backed Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety During a Crisis Managing Stress When Trying to Conceive Stress and Your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / 800-273-8255 Text “HELLO” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. Men: You’re Stressed. And It’s Okay To Do Something About It Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    All About Anxiety and Depression Pt. 1

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    In part one of this two-part series, Dr. Rountree and Dr. Lipman dive deep into the topic of anxiety. Learn about the different types of anxiety, how to manage the body’s stress response through meditation, diet, and supplements, and more. Note: If you or someone you know needs help today, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you. During this episode you’ll learn about: Anxiety: all-time high? [2:18] Gut health and anxiety [2:54] Metabolic issues and anxiety [3:26] COVID and anxiety [3:51] Types of anxiety [5:04] How anxiety manifests in the body [5:38] Managing our stress response [6:56] Anxiety and our body’s survival process [8:23] Parasympathetic nervous system [9:42] Meditation and breathing practices [10:48] Movement as a means for meditation [12:01] Other ways to meditate [12:39] Headspace app [14:06] Practical meditation [14:44] Mantra meditation [15:48] Nutrients, supplements, and anxiety [19:00] GABA and magnesium [19:11] Your gut, anxiety, and depression [19:43] L-theanine and green tea [21:00] Acupuncture and anxiety [21:59] Questions from the community [23:52] Is anxiety genetic, caused from deficiencies, a response to an environment or all of the above? [24:00] Epigenetics [25:06] Why are so many student athletes anxious? [26:39] Advice for those with panic attacks [28:25] Does low progesterone play a role in anxiety? [30:30] CBD [32:28] How should I know if I need anti-anxiety of antidepressant medication? [34:24] Is the world going to be full of shut-ins post-COVID? [36:08]   Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: Gut Health: The Link to Anxiety and Depression? A Mayo Clinic Doctor’s Advice Part 2: Science-backed Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety During a Crisis Managing Stress When Trying to Conceive Stress and Your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / 800-273-8255 Text “HELLO” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    An Unhappy Gut: Understanding Gut Inflammation

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    An unhealthy gut lining allows bacteria, toxins, and partially digested food to make its way out of your gut and into your body to wreak havoc. This can lead to imbalanced levels of inflammation in the gut, a disruption of normal microbiome balance, and can contribute to food sensitivities. In this episode of the Thorne podcast, we breakdown what causes an unhappy gut and what you can do about it.     During this episode you’ll learn about: Fasting and your gut [1:18] Gut and inflammation [1:53] The microbiome [2:07] Intestinal permeability [2:54] Microbiome basics [3:30] IBS [4:08] Gut bacteria [5:15] Bacteria diversity [7:15] Probiotics [8:15] Prebiotics [9:18] Foods that help maintain a healthy inflammatory response [11:22] NF-Kappa B protein [13:09] Diet and your body’s inflammatory response [13:48] Trauma and toxins [16:25] Questions from the community [18:46] Which bacteria contribute to gut inflammation [18:46] What is an example of an anti-inflammatory diet? [20:15] Pro-inflammatory foods [21:38] Prebiotics or probiotics for gut health? [25:00] How can I support my gut [27:10] SIBO Testing [27:21] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: Snack (Or Sip) Your Way to A Healthy Gut A Gamechanger for Gut Health: Meet Thorne’s Gut Health Test Gut Health: Polyphenols as Prebiotics Six Tips for a Healthy Gut Body Basics: Understanding How the Gut Acts as a Protective Barrier Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    NBA’s Josh Hart Talks Basketball, eSports, And Healthy Habits

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    In a special performance edition of the Thorne Podcast, we’re joined by professional basketball player Josh Hart. Josh joins Joel Totoro, Director of Sports Science to discuss life in the NBA, his passion for eSports, and what basketball and gaming have in common.   Rundown During this episode you’ll learn about: Josh Hart of the New Orleans Pelicans [:30] A look into Josh Hart’s offseason [1:01] Josh Hart on his training and nutrition [1:41] Overcoming bad habits and a sweet tooth [2:10] Taking nutrition more seriously [2:29] Partnering with Thorne [2:48] Josh Hart and eSports [3:02] Love of competition [3:16] Engaging in better sleeping habits [4:52] Applying advantages to both sports and eSports [7:11] Esports and basketball [8:11] Teamwork lessons and applying them to both on the court and gaming [8:44] Josh’s relationship with his fans [10:30] Connecting on a more personal level [11:16] Questions from the community [13:24] What are your game day rituals [13:30] How did Covid-19, the NBA Bubble, and the shortened season impact performance for you and the league? [14:11] Will people begin to put more emphasis on nutrition and recovery? [15:23] Investing in more recovery programs [15:53] What kind of protein do you take and do you have any other supplement recommendations? [16:11] Thorne Whey Protein Isolate and RecoveryPro [16:18] Magnesium [17:42] What are you favorite guilty pleasure foods on the road? [18:48] What are your favorite meals from your personal chef? [21:04] Eating healthy [22:21] What was it like playing in an empty stadium without fan support? [22:56] How do you stay focused on the court? [24:01] Who have been the biggest mentors and supporters throughout your career? [25:19] How is physical therapy going and recovery going? [26:08] Other favorite activities besides basketball and gaming [27:14] Who is your biggest NBA competition in the eSports world? [27:42] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: NBA Training and Nutrition During the All-Star Break How Josh Hart is Training For the NBA Season NFL and NBA Athletes Share At Home Fitness Tips During Quarantine Thorne Sports Performance Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    Hemp Oil: What It Is & What it Isn’t

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    Are hemp oil and THC the same thing? Who should take hemp oil? How to choose a hemp oil supplement? In this special episode of the Thorne podcast, the doctors are joined by Dr. Jacqueline Jacques, CMO of CBD Therapeutics, as she answers the most frequently asked questions about hemp oil.   During this episode you’ll learn about: Jaqueline Jacques, CMO of CB2 Theraputics [2:08] Jacques background [2:32] CB2 Theraputics [3:24] Endocannabinoid System [3:30] Differentiating CBD, Hemp, THC, and other products? [4:01] Cannabis [4:30] Cannabis vs Hemp [4:50] THC [5:15] Are there individual responses to CBD and CBD products? [6:07] Route of administration [7:55] How to choose CBD/Hemp oil supplement [9:44] State regulations [10:20] Hemp oil [11:15] Choosing from a reputable brand [12:25] Organic Hemp [13:34] Hemp and Bioremediation [14:29] Smoking vs. oral consumption [15:27] Laboratory testing [17:20] Hemp extraction [17:41] Who should take hemp oil? [18:18] The Endocannabinoid system [18:49] Optimizing your body’s Endocannabinoid system [21:25] Diet [22:12] Supplementing [22:46] Can you measure how well your Endocannabinoid system is working? [22:36] Questions from the community [26:19] THC vs. CBD [26:21] Any benefit from other cannabinoids such as CBN? [29:52] Delta 8 THC [32:48] Is CBD addictive and can hemp cause you to fail a drug test? [34:30] Toxicity [36:15] Cannabis dependence [37:05] Hemp oil and drug testing [38:15] Resources to topics mentioned in this episode: Introducing Hemp Oil +: A New Generation of Hemp Oil What is Hemp Anyway? Frequently Asked Questions About Hemp Oil Hemp vs. Marijuana: What's the Difference? How Will Taking a Hemp Oil Supplement Make You Feel? Subscribe To More Content Make sure to never miss an episode by subscribing to the show on your podcast app. You can also learn more about what we talked about by visiting Thorne.com and checking out the latest news, videos, and stories on Thorne’s Take 5 Daily blog.   * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  

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