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Gonna have some fun today here for the next hour, like we have been Expanse 12 Wednesday's or so we're like on our third month, 4th 1 Something like that. It's been a blast.
It's the video version of the junkie radio show that jobs twice a week on MME.
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Usually we're dropping over there on Mondays and Thursdays in Eastern 9 a.m. Pacific.
But we decided at one more during the week in video format, with gas kindling the old school days.
I guess you could say so.
This is gonna be a fun show today.
We're gonna bring back an old segment that we used to call dear Dole Jay, where we catch up with three time trainer of the year at the world of many awards, my culture, who basically was like the Ogi off helping people make weight.
You know, when when they had those dire situations of having to lose £30 in 48 hours.
Uh, my dull chief August.
Well, seen him when I believe the seventh season of the ultimate fighter.
But along the way, everyone noticed.
This guy knows a lot when it comes to nutrition.
Uh, overall health, strength and conditioning.
And of course, not just weight cutting, but extremely cutting.
He's never this way.
Not only himself, but with the clients that he worked with.
And he's worked with Rhonda Rousey.
Uh, we're sad back, ****.
Uh, yeah, I was detoured Bell for a lot of modifiers.
Chel Sonnen is so we'll be catching up with him a little bit later in the show.
Not not too much later.
And in the first part of the show, why don't have a little bit of fun? I have.
Earlier today, I saw dare until you know he's finding Robert Whitaker on Saturday.
He says, if I be Whitaker, I want to fight next for the title.
I have no problem with a fighter that has aspirations us speaks in.
I'm not on the side of a concentrate on Saturday.
First, if you don't get by him, you know we know that they all know that.
But it's not like they all don't forecast what they want in their career.
Even though they're focused is Saturday night, they have an idea, Uh, what they want next for their careers.
It could be a title.
It could be certain opponent.
It could be a location, and I say the use.
He's on your hometown and they don't go there often.
It could be your retirement by.
That could be so many things, but even the ones that have told us in 3000 shows over 13 years Yeah, I'm just focused on Saturday.
As soon as we say that's it for today, we'll see you all tomorrow, Be champions.
We take off the headphones, they always lean over to us and go, Oh, man, I want to **** that guy up for that chick.
You know it, meaning the champion.
So they all know it.
You know, we just played this dumb game and require jobs just constantly pushes it.
But I saw him say that goes and I thought to myself, Well, hold on a second.
In here, I think, is ahead of their until till work from welterweight the Middle East Canon here went from light heavyweight middleweight Cannoneers.
Three of those middle e till is Wanna know something you don't need me to.
And I think he knows he's not Max, but it doesn't hurt.
Put to you this way this morning.
We're talking about Jared Canedy.
Are we talking about him? Right, Right.
So I think that's what he's doing, and I don't mind it.
It just drives me nuts.
When people see it and they lose their minds and they don't they don't understand why he would do that.
So, uh, I thought it be a good time at some point which we might run at that time, it appears to see who the number one contenders are in each position.
I could tell you real quick thinking gone.
And I think Dominic Gray is I think Jared can hear, Think uber burns Justin kg.
I could do this really fast.
I think the Koreans on me al jamming Stern and Brandon every night with prions on and beat smoking the sheriff.
All right, well, this is why I have a little bit of fun with that in of it.
I want to Welcome to the show.
Three time trainer of the year.
The World of May Awards.
Good for the show and, of course, former fighter himself.
So, Mike, what's up, fellas? Good to see you once again.
Glad to be back.
Did we get that wrong? How many times have you won that? Four time four time consecutive And there, I say, the Onley trainer to ever win it more than once.
So that's a little humble.
Brag right there, fellas Way.
Just you have every right to say that.
I apologize that we just talked to him and eso I must have been saying four time then and just goofed it down. Apologists.
Well, I correct me if I'm wrong, but is it true that it basically retired yourself from the category? I did, I did.
I was, you know, very happy, very honored to have been nominated by my peers, of course, to be voted on by the fans of the sport, the athlete of the sport.
But there's so many great coaches out there.
I did feel that it was becoming a bit of a monopoly, and, uh, I thought it was humbly appropriate to allow other great coaches to be thrust into the spotlight.
Many of those coaches, um I do cheer for guys like Nick Kirsten, of course, filled aru both sand of all Loren Landau, Jake Banacci, Dr Corey Pea****, Dr Andy, Galpin.
I'm all great friends of mine peers whom I deeply respect, and ah, I I know junky nation is powerful sort adults, a community and our global reach is so powerful that I wanted to help, you know, lift up some of the other names in the sport I thought was appropriate.
And I think four times consecutive was was certainly enough for me.
It let the world know that we were doing really good work here and again.
We're voted on by the fans so that that's the true tell of how effective the coach in the system is.
And you know, that's really why I chose to step aside.
You know, we've won four in a row as well, five overall, but I'm gonna think about it.
The 1st 4 were kind of early in the existence of the world.
In the May Awards, we should have done the same thing goes, Just say we're gonna bow outlets Some of the other websites when you know, whatever.
And we didn't and one of them is actually caught us.
So now we've got to start flexing, and you know what I mean.
But, uh, yeah, I mean, that's very impressive.
I all just for fumbling that.
But either way, everybody knows the impact of that in our sport.
It's been tremendous.
I appreciate that. I am.
We're here, you know, My team and I, we're We're here to help.
We're here to help see athletes be healthy, performed to the top of their ability.
But most importantly, to go on and lead very long, very healthy lives after the sport and their career chapter closes and that that's really what we continue to do now.
How many times would you say you were not just helping somebody cut weight? Not just, you know, doing some reps and you know, any type of sparring or whatever, but just mentoring people you know along the way.
Um, I think it's important for fighters to have that, whether it's with their head coach or if the head coach, obviously overseas 20 athletes and can't be there the whole time, just you know, somebody somebody that's gonna want make that walk with them.
Um, you know, when you have somebody like that, a big brother mentor, whatever you wanna call it, think it's important.
And I think that's why I've noticed a lot of the athletes, you know, kept returning because it wasn't just like Okay, Mike, what do I eat? Okay, Mike, what am I pulling or pushing or lifting or throwing? You know what I mean? Yeah.
I appreciate that, George.
Much of what we do is a lifestyle based approach, and the food is is the least important of that.
You know what we really try and do and what I've tried to do, person Because I've been in the game since the late nineties before, even before Dana White and the Fertitta brothers purchased the UFC, I was working with N H B athletes at that time through on my affiliation with Enzo Gracie Team Hanzo gracing all of those amazing athletes.
In the early days when Pan Crace was the number one show around, we were working with those athletes, so I had a very keen insight into the trials and tribulations of the athletes.
What they went through, as as family men as heads of household is as up and coming kids trying to make their way and a lot of the pitfalls.
So what I always try to do is help establish a holistic lifestyle approach and perspective to the athlete so they could, you know, fulfill their athletic potential.
But at the same time, they could structure their lives in a manner that set themselves up for future success to to be ah, loving, devoted husband or spouse to the ability to raise their Children and safe, secure, stable homes and and provide you no financial benefit through, you know, college education.
5 29 Educational account set up, and I raise in 41 case for the athletes.
Many of the athletes.
I have a financial background mathematics background of a business background outside of this, this nutrition world that I'm in and I really tried to help these athletes to become entrepreneurs to set up their LLC's.
And there s corpse, if you will, to get themselves on payroll to defer a lot of the taxation, Um, that the hits that they were taking to, you know, get, um you know certified CPS and financial planners behind them.
Outside of myself, I never went near athletes money, but I certainly pushed them to find high quality, credentialed, licensed fiduciaries to support them outside of maybe what their managers and agents were also doing, as I do in my own life, you know? So it's not Do as I say this is what I've done and again to be humble brag.
I'm probably one of the most successful personalities whose come through this sport of MM A.
Because of the conservative approach I've used to establishing a structured lifestyle to living, you know, below my means to investing any income I've ever made into appreciating assets and to think long term to think about retirement Day one.
But that's the way we handle our nutrition philosophy.
Anything I've ever done on the weight cutting side is with the thought of the athlete living a very long, vital life.
So we never took any of the shortcuts, like a lot of the other fools out there that that that position themselves as weight management gurus.
They're not in it for the right reason.
They're in it for selfies and tweets and ego gratification.
my team and I, we've always been in it to help, you know, facilitate a lifelong, healthy, successful outcome for every client we work with.
And I think that really has been.
Hopefully, that will become my legacy, you know, years from them.
When we look back at the the arc of my career inside the world of M m A.
What I've done for the individual atthe athletes, I think four extends past.
You know, the 4 to 12 years that they were competing at the highest levels.
I really do think we were able to establish a very structured system that the athletes have been built in, branched off into other entrepreneurial activities that they don't have to go and and, you know, greet people when they walk in the MGM and sign autographs at that for $5 at the card shows air, you know, swing hammers at 52 years old, like like some of these these great guys and gals now have have been forced to do due to mismanagement.
Maybe you know, not having the right people around them earlier on in their career.
So I appreciate you noticing that George, and that's really where we are now and what we continue to do now. You a lot of mentoring.
The coach is now in many ways, not as much as coaching individual athletes.
Mike, you always talk about how this is kind of, Ah, lifetime thing, right? This isn't just providing.
You want people toe to do this going forward in their lives and make it not just a routine, but something that becomes, ah, part of them a person that when we started the show with time, all the people you've worked with and I thought about Rhonda Rousey.
Rhonda Rousey hasn't competed and I'm a in a while.
But how often do you talk to her? Do you know that she still kind of do some of this stuff? And can you maybe share your proudest moment of working with Rhonda? Rousing.
But Ron is in amazing athlete because she's an amazing human, you know, one of the special benefits of working with Rhonda.
She was so self motivated she had a chip on her shoulder and still does in many ways, that drives her to greatness and to really explore her outer most potential.
So if you see what she's doing now in her life, She's running, Ah, homestead.
She's she's growing and raising her own food.
Now Rhonda Rousey is utterly successful.
You know, she she has more than enough money.
Dare I say that she doesn't have to work? She can shop at Whole Foods seven days a week and not think twice about it.
She's doing hard work.
She's running a homestead.
She's running a farm.
She's She's creating her own sources of food to provide for her family and those out there who understand this.
Understand that that becomes a a passion in your day.
It seven days a week running ah form in the home studies is a thankless, not a thankless job.
But it's a job without a lot of fanfare.
Only you and your family really know and understand what goes into that, so to see what she does now with the same passion and the same aggression.
Excuse me that she competed inside the world of MM.
And there's never been a female athlete like Rhonda Rousey.
There will never be a female mixed martial artist, in my opinion, like Rhonda Rousey, we certainly don't see any There's great athletes.
Amanda Nina's is phenomenal.
What Rhonda Rousey dig for the sport of women's mm A will never happen again.
She was a once in a lifetime athlete, Uh, and I think she appeared at the right time and created what women's mm A is now, and I'm slightly off the topic.
But I really wanted to touch on the totality of who she is.
She she dominated Olympic judo.
You know she is a bronze medal around her neck at the Olympic Games, which is incredible, especially for an American.
She's a multi time UFC world's champion.
The first, which is absolutely incredible.
She's a Hollywood blockbuster.
She's transitioned into the small screen of television.
She's dominated in the sport of professional entertainment of W.
She really does transcend the sport and the arts in which she participates.
That's very rare because there's millions of of athletes that want to just do one of the things she's done, and they will never do that.
Actors and actresses and such.
They don't have that type of internal drive that a Rhonda Rousey has.
So my time with her with was very special. It was amazing.
I think Rhonda brought out the best in me for sure.
She was able to push myself in my team to much higher levels because she actually followed our suggestions, which allowed us then to work at much higher levels.
We would have more data, more feedback, and we could really continue evolving her as an athlete during the time that we did work together professionally now is as a friend to see what she's doing.
I absolutely love it, and I know she will continue on just through the decades, constantly reinventing herself, redefining herself, but most most importantly and beautifully rounded does what she wants to do.
Ron has completely created this world for herself that is of her own making.
And very few people can claim that regardless of their level of success, many people achieve success in other people's world.
Rhonda has created a world of her very own and then has been able to be extremely successful inside of that, and that's something commended what we can all learn from.
Did she ever smile on fight week? That scowl was pretty legendary, but I always wondered if that was just a game face that she was walking out or if she was able to just relax a little bit during Fight week and and, uh, you know, relaxed mind and and physical being is not just good for the fight.
It's also good for the wake up.
Yeah, Ron Issue.
She would smile when she ate.
You know, when I would show it with the food, she would smile, give a little little half a smirk.
I would say, Um, but with her, I can say she loved the craft.
She loved the discipline.
She loved the sacrifice.
She she loved the suffering.
She loved the competition.
She embraced that.
And that makes a very special athlete.
That's why you have those.
The Rhonda Rousey types, the John Jones types of athletes, these athletes.
They rise to the occasion in spite of overwhelming odds.
And there's overwhelming odds stacked against every one of these athletes at any given time, that George ST Pierres George has been very open about the fears and anxieties he's dealt with his entire career, and yet he was able to lies to the occasion.
Every single time he went out there.
Rhonda was very similar.
I had made the statement that my first fight with Rhonda we were getting to know each other.
It was for her first fight against Misha in in the UFC.
Maybe 2014 13 or 14 I think.
And you know, we're spending some time together before the fight and she was tying our shoes and I was like, My God, Rhonda Rousey can make time Shoes look violent and that's just her character.
She was tired or shoes.
She was getting ready to go and work out, and you could just see.
I could see and feel how focused this athlete Waas.
It was more so than any male athlete I had ever worked with.
She had that type of internal drive and dedication.
She knew exactly what she had to do that day.
She knew what she was up against, what challenges she was going to face, and she was ready for that.
So when you see that scowl when she's getting ready, just know that in my mind that was her happy place.
She was testing herself the ability to test herself in those those those you know, impossible situations.
In many ways, this young lady put herself an impossible situation.
She carried the sport that male and female.
Rhonda was carrying both sides of the brackets in the UFC for quite a long period of time.
And she did it with with with such class and some people, they talk about the handshake with mission and some of these other things.
They see 13 seconds of a sound bite.
They don't see that the 13 months or so prior And what this young lady is done for every human around her that she doesn't have to do the goodness and gold in her heart.
Um so incredible athlete.
It was honor and a blessing to work with her and then as a friend, I just love seeing what she she and Travis are doing now.
All right, well, we'll have to have you back so we can talk a little bit more about the stable of athletes and some of the fine memories you have with them.
But we got a lot of questions, has been a while, So we're gonna try and blasted his ministry canyon for the next 40 minutes to do it.
Uh, I have some.
Here goes handsome.
There goes, Don't you knock out some of their you can submit him on the chat and we'll try and get as many as possible, folks.
Okay, so if you haven't seen this segment before, if you just started watching us here on SportsCastr, you can submit questions, and Mike answers them.
They're all about fitness, lifestyle, nutrition.
He's very good at all of this stuff.
So if you have any questions like George said, you could put him in the chat.
I'm gonna be going everywhere because they're on Twitter Facebook instagram.
But let's start off with, uh, Will Tory in Michigan, he asked, What are your thoughts on intermittent fasting? That's very common question these days.
Because of the pop culture media, Intermittent fasting is is, quite simply, caloric restriction.
Instead of eating 3 to 5 meals a day, most intermittent fasters will limit that to 1 to 2 meals a day.
What simply that does.
It limits the amount of total calories you consume in a given day.
Calorie reduction can be a good thing with regard to weight loss.
Unfortunately, most people who follow intermittent fasting they step over into an exclusionary restrictive disorder dietary practice, and that is no good.
What this leads to eventually is a lack of total net nutrient intake.
I'm on the £210 hunk of ***y steel quite obviously, but I need to eat about 3200 calories per day.
I spread that over approximately six meals, five meals on average and a little bit of a snack at night.
So we'll say six feedings.
Now that breaks down to about 500 or so calories per meal off.
Healthful whole foods.
Raw bulk matter, right? Not non process, No synthetic toxic chemicals.
And in that it takes time for the digestive process.
Toe work, Remember? Very simply, what will go three basic? You know of nutrition? Dietetics.
Here we have ingestion where we eat food than we have mechanical digestion.
We actually start to chew it.
We start to break it down.
Propulsion it actually goes down or esophagus hits these stomach inside the stomach.
We have what's known as chemical digestion.
All the digestive enzyme start to break that food down.
Then it moves its way into the small intestine.
And that's where the majority of absorption takes place.
If we overwhelm the digestive process, me if I'm only eating one or maybe two meals a day.
That's 1500 to 3000 total calories of healthful whole foods in 1 to 2 servings in a six hour window.
That is not enough time for my digestive system to adequately break that food down, absorb it to where it needs to go and partition that that food.
So, quite simply, that type of meal plan is a disordered eating practice that is not appropriate for the vast majority of the population.
What we stress is eating healthful whole foods spread evenly throughout the day and creating a nice rhythm for yourself.
Find foods you enjoy.
Find recipes you enjoy no processed foods, no synthetic toxic chemicals.
Healthful whole foods spread throughout the day.
That way you have much higher net nutrient density, micronutrients and fighter nutrients at a lower total caloric floor.
So now you're getting more nutrition, less calories spread evenly throughout the day in a manner that the digestive system can handle it and utilize that that nutrition that by far and and science overwhelmingly agrees with this.
Unfortunately to close many of these these faux fitness media personalities, they take one sound bite.
They conflate it.
They put it out into the industry because they're trying to sell you on their little exclusionary, differentiated program, and that's not the way to go about it.
All right, uh, let's see.
This one comes from Billy in Dallas.
He says, What would you recommend for someone who's dealing with blood sugar, pre diabetic and elevated bilirubin levels? Okay, so any time you know, I am not a medical doctor, right? Though my initials are M.
Anyone listening to this? This is not medical advice.
I always want to be clear.
And I say this every time I speak to the population, go to your doctor.
Speak with your doctor, get a wellness test done.
Get your blood work done.
Get a medical diagnosis from your doctor and build a course of action with your doctor.
That makes sense.
Here it adultery died in fitness.
We have a team of licensed registered dietitians on staff who are well qualified to work with individuals dealing from any number of serious health conditions.
So now we'll have general conversation here because I want to give an answer.
In general, if you're dealing with pre diabetes, we need to understand the cause.
Likely, it's lifestyle related, though you might have some sort of genetic propensity to, uh, debate.
That's condition in you.
I have diabetes that runs in my family, right? So I'm very well aware off that my lifestyle helps mediate my, um, engagement into my my heredity men into my genetic you know, landmines.
Let's say we must be leading that healthy fit lifestyle we must be exercising.
Science clearly indicates exercise is an amazing modality to offset blood sugar issues, right? Simply walking 10 minutes per day, 10 minutes after a meal, 30 minutes per day.
The simple act of walking to which the vast majority of us without mechanical challenges we can do that.
Eliminating processed foods and processed sugars, most importantly, has a dramatic impact on elevating all health outcomes.
So what, my answer is Go to your doctor, get your blood work done, get a diagnosis to see if you have something more insidious.
Hopefully not, and then we establish a healthy lifestyle.
What I'm saying here, this is nothing groundbreaking.
This is very clear, very obvious, very simple.
But we know the most simple path is the most appropriate path for the vast majority of the general population.
All right, I got one here on my phone, and this is from Eddie.
He's an amateur fighter coming.
He wants to know if he should add tumeric to his morning shakes.
That's Ah, great thing, but he doesn't know that something to take in the mornings.
We prescribe that or we write that into many meal plans for many of our clients.
I personally will take, you know, little knuckles worth, as they say of of tumeric in some of my whole food shakes.
I also will take Supplemental Kirk human in my daily life when I'm in what I call a tight training phase one training harder than normal and what America does primarily.
It has anti inflammatory effects now.
It's not a n said like a non steroidal anti inflammatory agent, like maybe an ibuprofen is which I do not ever suggest.
Some athletes take a Celebrex, which I do not ever suggest.
Taking to Merrick in your as a part of a normal, healthy life style does have a ***ulative effect.
It doesn't work in one shake.
It doesn't work in one week it takes time to build up and notice a discernible effect, but in time it most certainly does.
And that is one of the foods that is certainly on our list of, I say healthful Whole Foods.
That is one of those that we have on our list of 60 or so ingredients that every human should be consuming.
And that's when I would certainly suggest Hey Mike so yesterday and actually work.
I literally forgot to tell your since, but we had a conversation about a listener of our program who reached out about the whole Deer Gulch a segment, and we were talking.
And this is a person who has tested positive for Covert 19 and he kind of kept it on the down low.
But in having this conversation about you and just talking to him every day and seeing how he's doing, we kind of came to the conclusion that this is probably something that a lot of people are going through that that are looking for these answers.
And he was brave enough to come on here and wants to ask you a question about the recovery process and, you know, you've stated you're not a doctor.
But I'm sure there's things that you can recommend for getting that immune system back and go in.
And and so anyways, let's bring him on here.
We're gonna actually do it.
The video since Ray from San Antonio.
How are you, then? Good guys high.
I've been not too bad, man.
Ray, do you? Ah, Do you want to elaborate a little bit? On what? What happened and all that, And then you can You can ask Mike your question.
Yeah, Mike, I appreciate this and anything.
And one another.
Um, what happened with a couple of weeks ago? I won't get a small business where we do a lot of warranty costs for year.
For your appliances.
As far as your washer's drives.
Figurative microwaves, stoves go with you.
Ah, a lot of want to work where we have technicians go out 10 15 calls a day.
And you could imagine that weekly and how many? How many? How many times they put their their life's at risk right now, you know, to go in these houses, of course, they're booted up, masked and gloved and a slow process that is possible and I work in the office, and ah, just mean another guy he does dispatched.
And he does all the the routing of the cause.
I do the warranty or provision, stuff like that.
It's just us two guys we haven't had.
Nobody come in every sense this upstart happen.
And, uh, but you don't know where my coworkers band.
You don't know who he's a long story short.
He s started feeling bad, and in about a week later, Hey, when he got tested and I was there about myself, and, uh, sure enough he came up positive and I didn't have no symptoms.
I don't have nothing wrong.
About a week later, Um uh, this was on a Tuesday.
By Monday, I had this headache and I just figured it was because I would buy myself an abundance of cause and and just couldn't shake this headache.
And then ah, um, that to Monday night I went home, lay down with the bed over my cover.
I mean, I put the covers over my head and I took some aspirin only, and it went away about 10 o'clock.
Hit me again at 3 30 the morning, just more aspirin went away.
6 30 was just lingering there and went to work by 2 33 clock.
I could take the more common boss Lester here.
I'll get I can't shake this headache.
I feel like it's worse.
Like expect a how do you stay, like fever or something? That he was like, He goes, Well, Richard just got his results back and he came back positive.
So go ahead and shut it down and take the actions.
The heat, a column and see what he did to you Could get test.
So I went And, uh uh, from that day on, yeah, I started getting worse.
I got diarrhea, fever, and, uh um, not really body aches, but I got chills.
And and so that was Tuesday.
By Thursday, I got tested by suddenly night.
I found out I was positive.
So I've been in quarantine ever since, ever since and then that that weekend that does that wouldn't got tested.
If it was Friday, I wouldn't have made it because Friday I just absolutely felt the worst terrible.
Saturday felt terrible.
And but my uncle works for a hospital, and he he gave me a lot of advice as far as what you try to try to do and ah, you know, constantly shower a shower. Thought amazing.
I d congested myself.
Cough all that stuff out.
And I think a lot of living water, a lot of lemon water, a lot of Pedialyte a lot of ah, water, period.
I did take some spry with some some I spread our I dropped some honey in it and extra lemon juice.
I mean, straight from the limits.
And, uh, I took their flu.
I kept taking aspirin.
The aspirin made me feel better.
And, uh uh, that's it.
Pretty much. That's it.
And I just kept his regiment every day, every day, kept washing my sheets, kept wiping everything down.
Come Monday, Tuesday have finally broke that fever.
And since then, till now, last week, I haven't had a fever.
The diary is practically gone.
And I felt like, uh, on Monday, Tuesday I turned a corner with them back to myself.
A matter of fact.
Today, in a couple hours right now, I gotta go retest, get swat.
But what? I was telling Brian about talking.
You have have questions when you're talking about immune system and anything is that when people every day are waking up to bad news like guys that are younger than me, guys that have no problems, guys, they're just I just know these guys like every every other day and they're fun enough like flies.
And I'm just like, Did they give it a valiant effort? Like I have questions? When I talked to the doctors, I have questions like Did they get up? Did they try to breathe that they go outside? Do they breathe in a bag? They try to help their loans that they you don't take letting water? Did they or did they just lay there? Because that's what that stuff once you Manny wants a little we want you to just stripped away, lay down and give up and drift away.
And he cannot kill yourself up.
Yeah, you got a constantly stay on it and don't let it in fast, you know, And and that was my questions to you as faras.
Now that I'm on this corner and in your baby, here's the kicker.
My my co worker.
He went retested and, uh, he tested positive again.
So I'm, like, really worried.
I mean, now that's not in my case, but I know what I've been doing.
So I really bummed if if if it comes back positive.
But the way I feel right now, I mean, I know it could be dormant.
I know it could stay there for you for a little while.
You might not be infected anybody or anything, but I'm just doing my questions to you right now.
Are that's where I'm and what do your thoughts.
So I just ask you a couple of brief questions.
And of course I am not a doctor here, so this is not medical advice.
But we can have a conversation, has some friends and talk about some of the data that's out there that hopefully will be helpful. Now.
Have you received a diagnosis from a doctor? And did that doctor give you a very specific course of action to take over the next 3 to 14 days? What they told me was I tested positive and this is via Uno and they said for meat, you monitor myself because of the situation here in San Antonio, the spike has been it's been insane, Leitner and and what they totally was that if I feel that, I need to, uh uh, photo by the more medical that I did.
Well, I need to go to the hospital or go to my doctor are the better get specifics is that monitor yourself and easily 7 to 10 days or 5 to 10 days that this starts to dissipate, it starts to go away, and you start to feel better.
But to actually, you know, you gotta take care of yourself, You know? Of course.
Uh, go takes amid some some they said, uh, pattern.
What had which I never really took.
I just took aspirin and that regiment that I told him.
Yeah, so you know, of course, work with your doctor.
Be a pest with your doctor developing relationship with your doctor.
I would call my doctor daily and create a chart for myself and constantly pass on that feedback of how you feel.
Hopefully and it sounds like you continue progressing in a positive manner.
But speak with your doctor for your primary doctor and constantly update them and their office on how you're feeling on what you're doing each and every day.
Take a note pad and keep a chart of it.
So you have it available.
Everything you eat, everything you drink, every medicine you take, What? The dosages and the time that you do it.
This is very important to move forward.
And hopefully you move through this.
You get better and continue on in your regular life.
And that's where I want to jump in with you.
We understand how serious cove it is in the Corona virus is, while not fully understanding completely what exactly it is, what it does and what the long term effects will be.
This is relatively unknown to us.
We have about six months of data coming through, and the data in and of itself is all over the place.
So the medical community is still learning what to do.
They become much better at dealing with it at treating it at at managing it.
But at the same time, I really do stress that you take responsibility for your own personal care and be a bit of a pain in the butt with regards to contacting your doctor Now, where I can fit in with some basic information.
In moving forward, we know that lifestyle has a dramatic impact on our immunity. Dr.
Rhonda Patrick recently was very out spoken about the impact of vitamin D deficiencies and the possible correlation to respiratory issues.
Specifically with regards to Cove IT patients, I would strongly consider getting a comprehensive blood panel done to see if you have any sort of deficiencies.
Let's really take a look under the hood here and see if you have any deficiencies that can make your recovery more challenging, more difficult.
Also making you possibly susceptible to a resurgence of this, like your coworker had keeping that in mind.
The ability to completely rest is of utmost importance.
Getting that deep, healthful rest ful.
Sleep is huge to the repair of our immune system, the regeneration of our immune system and the body's ability to fight off future invaders.
Bacteria, viral invaders of any means any any, you know, origin down the road.
Also, we need to talk about body mass, and this is something that that is a hard conversation for many people.
But it's something that we understand.
Two out of three of those who end up in the I.
U in the hospital have high IBM eyes, which means they're either extremely overweight or their into the obesity category.
Now there's very simple B M I calculators online B in my body mass index being my calculators online, I suggest you and everybody watching everybody listening, go and putting your personal data.
That's that's it. Very simple.
What's your gender? What's your age? What's your height? What's your weight? It shows you what your b m I is.
And with that you understand MAWR risk factors.
A greater risk due to high body mass, we understand high body Mass and and let me just very briefly give a little bit of information here.
According to the Center for Disease and Prevention of Disease Control prevention, obesity increases the risk of a dangerous breathing problem called acute respiratory distress syndrome, which is a serious complication of covert 19.
Also, people with obesity are more likely to have other chronic diseases and health conditions that can increase the severity of covert 19 should they become infected.
Further, we've learned, and this comes from Dr Morton from Yale Medicine, he said.
Further, we learned over the years that the traditional flu vaccine does not work as well in people who suffer from obesity.
This probably has a lot to do with the fact that the immune response is altered because of the weight and the inflammatory changes that a cart obesity by and large has a heavy inflammatory response on the human organism.
Right? And is it chicken or the egg? You gained weight because you have this inflammatory response.
Does the the extra weight create the inflammatory response? And we could argue that, you know, for, you know, ever, ever what does not change is that there is a correlation that we do need to understand.
So for everyone listening, I would strongly suggest working to create a healthful lifestyle that will slowly but progressively reduce total body mass to what would be considered a healthful body weight.
This is supported by all the medical data, and if you drill down deep enough, you will see that the vast majority of those who end up with severe conditions of cove it have high body mess.
They also have a list of other health conditions.
Whether it's it's a respiratory issues, whether it's it's, um, cardiovascular issues, whether it's blood, sugar issues, cancers and things such as that.
The majority of these are also tied to high body mass.
Why is that? We can have another great conversation on that.
But what I will point to first and foremost, usually that is a result of inadequate nutrition, which means you're not getting the net nutrition you need the micro and fighter nutrients I spoke about in the previously You're eating too many calories that have too few healthy ingredients and too high synthetic toxic chemicals, causing further inflammation.
Further damage further distress to your body that you need to be aware of.
Now I'm a ah, food guy.
I'm a health guy.
So this is this is the lens that I'm looking at this through.
The better we protect our body, the better we prepare our body, the better or body will be able to deal with these invaders that do attack us.
Does that mean you will be in perilous to infection? No.
Does it mean that you stand a much higher likelihood of battling it off and not having as severe conditions? The data clearly does support that.
So my strong recommendation is let's get your lifestyle and order under your doctor's care.
Speak with your doctor, make shorts right for you.
Do not start any diet or exercise program without doctor supervision.
But that being said, Let's get that green light from your doctor and let's start intelligent exercise as simple is walking 10 minutes like I said earlier and slowly scaling that eating healthful whole foods in wide variety but in moderation multiple times throughout the day, increasing that net nutrition filling in any sort of voids or deficiencies that you may have due to low net nutrient food.
This is very common.
It's all too common here in the United States, especially.
We can eat anything we want at any given time in mass quantities, and most of that is not high net nutrient food.
And then we need to think about our genetics.
Mom and dad usually passed down some some pretty nasty time bombs into our own DNA.
We need to be aware of that, and we have to make sure we live a lifestyle that does not turn those on that actually turned that turns that off and avoids some of those issues.
I hope this information helps and again.
Everything I stay here is common sense.
Most people do not embrace common sense. They do not take.
And this may not be you in particular.
But many of these people I speak with they do not accept personal accountability for their own health.
They think they're going along fine.
They're abusing their body.
And if they get sick of doctors going to give them a pill and fix it, we know that that's not true.
We do not want to be the person that has a high likelihood of a serious negative outcome should you get an infection.
So let's start to reduce that list of probability and improve our long term outcomes.
My comment has been here real quick on and thank you, Ray, for for sharing all that.
And I'm sure this is gonna help out a lot of people's pretty great of you to do that.
And we love you, bro.
Tests the tests, but will keep in contact, er, but yeah, she does something about Friday.
Saturday, um, for Ray and for other people that have been through this, Is there a particular let's just say a smoothie or something in the morning that they can take once once it's all gone to this kind of get the body going again like something you would recommend to put in your body that start that process of getting healthy.
Yeah, it's there.
I wish there was a magic pill of magic smoothie, a magic meal that would work.
But there's not.
It is a lifestyle.
It's every meal.
Every day must be healthful.
Whole foods, vital net nutrients.
You must be eating fruits.
You must be eating salads.
In my opinion, you should also be eating wild court grass fed, high quality animal products in moderation.
Four ounces of a wild caught salmon.
Great net If act up.
You know a couple eggs, you know one whole leg.
Two or three whites.
Awesome net effect.
Grass fed grass.
Finished. Um, you know fillets.
Excellent net effect.
There's so much net nutrients in that blueberries and strawberries and blackberries and spin IQ and kale and chard and and and keen wah and and hemp seeds and avocado oil or avocados and and red g****s and tomatoes and peppers.
We go through the list, beats and you know, eggplants and squash.
We continuously go through the list.
Like I said, there's about 60 or so ingredients that we should be rotating through our day every 23 days.
We should be eating all of these different nutrients throughout our day.
You find these in the produce section in your grocery store.
The vast majority are in the produce section, and a few were over at the Bushehr butcher and fishmonger over at their counters.
All the isles in the middle are a waste of time.
Anything in a box.
Anything in the can by and large should be less than 5% of your purchase and less than 5% of your total consumption.
Most people it's flipped.
The vast majority of what you purchase should be from the produce section that is the fruits and vegetables you should be making smoothies of it all.
You should be making salads of it all.
You should be sauteing that you should be baking with it.
Every single meal every single day should have a high, um, intake of those foods.
Most people don't do that.
They think I'm gonna take a little scoop of his green drink and I'll be healthy.
You will not be healthy most of that is destroyed in your gut, right? Most of that just passes right through you.
What you see on the outside of the bottle is what I actually gets absorbed.
When we talked about digestion, it doesn't get absorbed, it gets destroyed.
You drink it, you don't get any of the good stuff.
You only get a little bit of the bad stuff left over.
So to answer, your question goes, I want to see people eating whole foods smoothies every single day, not just one Every single day.
I want to see salads every single day.
I want to see four servings of fruit every single day every single day.
Not not just one day, two days, one meal.
No, it's every single day.
Four meals a day.
Nonstop, constant getting good sleep, going out for intelligent exercise.
You enjoy it wherever ability that you are able to do it.
Walking is great.
Humans are designed to walk.
Were amazing that walking very four distances at very slow pace is humans are designed to actually do that.
Most don't they think if they can't put on their shoes in their little apple watch and go to the gym.
Well, then they can't work out that day instead of Yep.
Instead of just walking out their front door 15 minutes turning around, Walk around your block one day, walk around your block day to walk around your block, plus one step plus two steps in time.
This is scalability and I get really fired up about this toe.
Let people know that they have everything they need right now to live a better, healthier life.
Right now you can make the decision.
Drinking water who drinks four liters of water per day every single day at minimum ban George does. There we go.
That's what we need.
And, George, how much different? How much better do you feel now that you're optimally hydrated than in the days past that maybe you weren't drinking the water? Yeah, I definitely feel a lot better.
Ah, it's a lot of getting up and peeing, which is good because you're not sitting couple for hand washing up.
Well, yeah, I like it.
And I'm not drinking my calories, which it allows me toe.
I guess they enjoy when I do have that beer or something else other than the water body, usually drink. Mostly water.
Hey, up on that same topic of Cove it This is a question from Dani in New York.
He says, with Jim still closed in my area due to cope in 19 where would you suggest I start as far as a daily home work out? Well, I'm gonna a shameless plug right now at the adult diet dot com, we have an online diet and exercise portal that anyone can use right now.
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Almost ideally, body weight.
Worst case scenario, guys and gals, though you can go for a 10 15 20 minute walk.
You can perform 10 reps of a body weight, squat 10 reps of a push up, 10 reps of a sit up or a V up, right? Very.
You can hold on to a plank and you can do that for one minute of squatting.
Maybe I could do five reps in a minute.
Maybe I can do 50 reps in a minute.
I take a minute break and I'm gonna do my pushups for a minute and I'll take a minute break and sit ups and I'll take a minute break.
I'll get a gallon of of water filled up and I'll do some rose, some bent over rows.
We can get creative here, you know.
I got to 30 £35 kids.
I'll put them on my shoulders in the backyard and I'll do walking lunges with them.
During the time of covert, I made a choice not to use my own personal gym to which I have one, but to train like everyone else so I could understand what everyone was doing.
And I came up with a lot of of really fun activities.
Now my kids are running around, I see them, I look out back and they're playing doing lunges in the backyard.
They're doing bear crow, just a simple bear crawl as adults.
We think that silly we don't do that.
Try and bear crawl for a minute in your living room, back and forth forward and backward site.
Decide do have for a minute, minute on minute off for 10 minutes.
Do it during the commercials.
When you're watching a TV show, that's all we need to do.
So it's the mentality, right? Met Nelson Mandela in jail, famously would run marathons in a six by six jail cell.
He would just stand there and run a marathon for three or four hours at a time.
That's all we need to do with that mental fortitude. Weaken.
Body weight, squats, simple push ups since simple via ups or sit ups. YouTube.
Now Google now has a a myriad of exercises anyone? Condo's.
I had a question from Laura in Las Vegas, she says.
Do you recommend taking protein after workouts with cardio and weights if the workouts are five times a week, 35 minutes? Or is that for workouts that go over an hour? Laura.
Yeah, that I would say yes, and what I would suggest is not after the cardio, but we call it intra workout supplementation.
So I would take if I'm Laura and this is what I dio.
I'll take 20 grams of a grass fed way protein isolate about half way through my resistance exercise.
That's what I'm training with weights.
About halfway through, I'll start to sip on it.
So it's done by the time my workouts over.
So I get those amino acids into the bloodstream, and that's the most important.
That's why we say a way protein.
Isolate whey protein.
Isolate is the fastest digesting.
We spoke about digestion again.
I want to get those amino into my bloodstream, and then I can step on.
And I could do my semi fasted cardio after the resistance exercise.
So it's muscle tissue sparing and allows you to burn that body fat.
Uh, what do you think of massage guns? Are they really worth the money? That's from Jorge in Las Vegas.
Um, are they worth the money? It depends on how much money you have.
You know, a couple 100 hours is a lot of money.
I get I don't have one right now, but I had my buddy used one on me yesterday.
I had some manipulation done.
I'm, you know, sore upper traps and what not? They work extremely well to warm up a muscle to loosen it up to get some good blood flow.
They are not a cure all.
So you have to understand.
You see a lot of athletes, high level athletes.
Jake Ellenberger would be one mere side backed.
It would be another one that you can use one of these massagers or the massage guns in order to warm up the muscle to reduce some of the invasions to increase blood flow to get it ready to train.
I know for a Sahabi and George ST Pierre, they own a company called Tim Tam.
They have an excellent massage gun.
If anyone's interested in looking at that that I get, I get no money for that. But I know it's great.
Nivette Ferraz is Let me use his before during fight camps worked really well.
All right, here's the never make question.
Hey, Coach, how close are week to getting the B J.
Penn story? Love the YouTube stories Jock and Sascha to Well, I appreciate that.
So I do have adult diet YouTube channel.
We have about 40,000 subscribers now, and once a week I drop a behind the scenes never before heard story from the world of M M A.
The number one requested story is what really happened with B.
I've never told my side of the story ever, ever, ever, and everything you heard in the media is false.
And people want to know what really happened was like, you know, I don't really want to, you know, go there.
But if the YouTube community really wants that, we set some some guidelines.
I need 1000 likes and 500 comments on any one of my videos.
Once we hit that, then I will give them the true story.
Um, and you know, I'm in no rush to do so, but if they want to hear, I'm happy to share the truth, all right? And he told us the story, so we'll take half of that on him.
But, like, you know, you guys are here on the inside circle.
What suggestions do you have for convincing other members of the same household to eat more balanced diet? That's from Katie in Boston.
Katie, That's a great question.
I deal with this every day in my own world.
Unfortunately, you cannot force people to live a life that they don't want to live.
What I do is I lead by example.
You know, my family, they my family makes fun of me all the time.
Oh, here he comes. Mr.
You know, Mr Healthy over here, Do you bring your own food? You're gonna go do some push ups and what not? I mean, I'm constantly ridiculed by my family, which is unfortunate because I have people in my family who do suffer from diabetes or insulin dependent on one had part of his leg chopped off.
They've had strokes and arterial sclerosis.
And those are the ones who don't get made fun of its this guy who's, you know, maybe getting ready to run a marathon here soon and and, you know, doing all the things that I do it in my day in my life.
So, walls, I try and do now That being said, I have helped change the lives of many people inside my family and inside my my personal circle.
And the only way I do is I lead by example.
I wake up, I go for a run.
I asked people if they want to come with me.
You know, I said, hey, you know I'm going on a fishing trip world going on a hike.
Hey, who wants to You guys want to come? Friends and family were gonna go meet at the park.
We're gonna play, you know, like I got kids.
We're gonna play flag football world, gonna get out and have some fun, you know? And I know who's gonna show up.
I know who's not gonna show up any time we host.
We host a holiday.
My wife and I, we make it everything homemade, everything from scratch, everything.
Organic farm to table concept.
People rave and rave and rave about how amazing the menu is.
And then you know that they want to know why we didn't add, you know, ginger ale were or Pepsi into, like their green being recipe or some craze.
It's it's insane.
What some people eat is insane.
I don't even wouldn't even believe it until I've seen it.
So that the answer is lead by example show love, show compact and show empathy.
Always keep that door open.
But don't tell anyone what to do because they will resist you.
They will walk away.
So just be there.
Keep the door open. I always share. I always make extra.
Always make leftover.
I would share with everyone, All right.
This comes from Daniel Parts unknown.
You want that? He says.
What can I do as a replacement? Well, I mean, just go for a walk, go for a walk with a loved one and have a robust conversation about life and goals and dreams and art and philosophy and music and sports.
I mean, that's that's cardio.
Go for a walk, Pick him going with the reservoir, Go to the lake.
You walk around your neighborhood or the rich people neighborhood or whatever it might be.
Find something you love.
That's I find something you love.
Love What I what I love now in this time of my life and do that and do that with great passion.
That's all you have to dio.
I hate going to the gym.
I'm not a fan of treadmills when I'll do it if it's rainy day or something, if I'm getting ready for a competition.
But by and large I want to be outside.
Went for beauty.
It went all over my neighborhood, a little five mile circuit I did today along the waterfront.
I didn't do that because I was working out.
I did that because I just wanted to breathe the beautiful air and see the boats and everyone fishing and and you know, all the surfers on the beach and all that good fun stuff.
That's why I do it.
And it's cardio at the end of the day.
So it's a bonus.
I couldn't agree more.
Uh, what Goldstein was saying is correct.
I mean, if you really just don't want up on a treadmill or get $200 shoes or any, I mean just a walk in one direction.
Start off with 10 minutes, 15 minutes.
I've been shooting for 10,000 steps a day, Ray brought you usually works well.
I don't hit it every day, for sure, but when I do, I try and make it to 10,000 which is a thing by miles.
A lot of times I'll just go over because the dog will want to go for a walk as well.
Sometimes you don't even wear.
I don't have the fancy watches like you guys, just my phone tracks at all.
It's used in my pocket, Yeah, but Yeah.
I mean, it's helped me, Um, you know, lose a little bit.
Oh, bit my buddy.
There were about Covert 15 and I go co with 19 now.
Covered 50. Narrowing.
Gained £15 By staying at home, I can boast that I lost 15 during Cove.
It brought my man.
And I'm not doing anything fancy because everybody knows that torment patella tendon a few years ago, and I've never rebuilt my tire.
My calf to match, You know, the needs solid.
Yeah, but, um, just wasn't able to really finish.
I guess what I started and never rebuilt it to the size of the other ones.
So runnings a little lock word.
In fact, it's not existent.
I think I'm starting to do a light jog.
I can for sure try, but I just don e could blow at any second.
If the leg the muscles around it aren't strong like that.
It need to strengthen them.
But walking, man, you can just walk, you know? And if you hit like a little uphill somewhere you breathe, which is good for your heart.
I mean, getting a little bit of sun isn't a bad thing.
Fresh air is not a bad thing.
And yeah, if you confined either a walking buddy or just a good set of a tunes, you know, I mean, Jesus, not that hard to make your own playlist.
It really goes by pretty quick or you can listen to your favorite podcasts.
You know, don't praise.
Got something going on junkie radio.
And by the time it done, you're done.
And that's all this.
Just cannot there be a human being? Forget about the stupid workout labels.
A human walk while you still can.
Right expressed that aspect of your body.
And if you can engage in social conversation, enlightening conversation, why wouldn't you use that opportunity? So I agree with you, George.
Pretty glad to hear.
We got to get going, still have a lot of questions, so we'll do apart too soon.
Hopefully if you're down because we got overwhelming response when we told them we were gonna have you back on.
And we're gonna do the deer adults a statement.
So hopefully in a few weeks weaken line.
You up again and blast through another 15. 20 questions.
I'm in. I'm definitely. And I love it.
I love being a part of junky nation.
Thank you guys for having me on, and I just thank everybody who's listening.
Everybody who's watching I am, I am no different than them.
I just you know, I'm unfortunate every so often to be asked to be on this side of the microphone.
So thank you, gentlemen.
I appreciate it one more time, though.
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All right, Mike, again.
Thanks for stopping by and we'll talk to you soon.
I appreciate you all right.
We'll see it. But all right, folks.
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