How Muscle Promotes Energy, Regulates Our Metabolism, And Prevents Disease

As you lose muscle, you lose mitochondria and your metabolism slows down. Then there is the fact that the natural loss of muscle mass and strength as we age is associated with all-cause mortality and linked to the incidence of many chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and stroke, hypertension, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. This is why muscle mass is not only essential for maintaining a healthy weight, but it’s also a key factor in reducing the risk of chronic disease and improving your healthspan and longevity. In this episode, I speak with Drs. Stuart Phillips and Chris Rinsch, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, and Mark Sisson about the importance of supporting our body’s largest organ, muscle. Dr. Chris Rinsch is co-founder and CEO at Amazentis where he oversees the company’s operations in Switzerland. For more than two decades, he has been an innovator in the life sciences arena. Dr. Stuart Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is an integrative physician who completed her fellowship in Nutritional Sciences and Geriatrics at Washington University, St. Louis. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and completed her undergraduate work in Human Nutrition Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism. Mark Sisson is the founder of the popular daily health blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint. This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, ButcherBox, and Comvita. Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at If you sign up today, ButcherBox will give you two ribeye steaks for free in your first box. Just go to to claim this deal. Learn more about Comvita at, and enter code Hyman25 for 25% off all Manuka honey and bee products. (This offer does not apply to bundles or sale items.) Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here: Dr. Stuart Phillips and Dr. Chris Rinsch Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Mark Sisson
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