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The Ultimate Human with Gary Brecka

Gary Brecka is a Human Biologist, biohacker, researcher, and an anti-aging and longevity expert. His approach to health is simple: "Aging is the aggressive pursuit of comfort.”

For over 20 years, he worked in the life insurance industry predicting mortality. This meant if he got 5 years of medical records and 5 years of demographic data on you, the team that he was associated with could tell a life insurance company how long you had to live to the month. After years and years of doing this type of research and analysis, he decided he wanted to spend the balance of his lifetime helping people live happier, healthier, longer, more fulfilling lives.

With this mission in mind, he created The Ultimate Human podcast. In this weekly podcast, Gary has exciting conversations with celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, and scientists and is thrilled to share their transformative insights with you. What’s keeping you from being an ultimate human? Tune in to find out.

For more info on Gary, please click here: https://link.me/garybrecka
For more info on the 10X Genetic Methylation Test: http://www.10XHealthTest.com

Depression | Ultimate Human Short

The Ultimate Human with Gary Brecka

  • 470 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 09:28

Get weekly tips on how to optimize your health and lifestyle routines - go to https://www.theultimatehuman.com/ For more info on Gary, please click here: ⁠https://link.me/garybrecka [link.me]⁠ The 1 test that will give you results for life - ⁠order your genetic test here⁠! Get the supplements that Gary recommends - Check Them Out Here! In this short episode of The Ultimate Human, we’re going to discuss the intriguing relationship between depression and neurotransmitters. Discover how the brain creates emotional states through a specific combination of neurotransmitters, and how an imbalance in these crucial chemicals can affect our moods. Listen in as we unravel the complexities of depression, from its definition as an inadequate supply of serotonin to the limitations of SSRIs in effectively treating this mental health condition. We’ll also uncover how certain nutrient deficiencies and overall gut health can impair our body's ability to synthesize serotonin, leading to anxiety and depression. We discuss the importance of supplementing with methylated nutrients and how genetic testing can help identify these deficiencies.   Statistics from Johns Hopkins: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/mental-health-disorder-statistics#:~:text=An%20estimated%2026%25%20of%20Americans,substance%20use%20and%20anxiety%20disorders. --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS --------- (0:00:00) - Depression and the Role of Neurotransmitters (0:07:51) - Genetic Testing and Nutritional Supplements The Ultimate Human podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The use of information on this podcast or materials linked from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Methylation | The Best Kept Optimal Health Secret

The Ultimate Human with Gary Brecka

  • 570 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 37:04

In today’s solo episode, Gary takes you through his career journey from assessing mortality risk for life insurance companies to starting a wellness franchise. He’ll share his experiences applying his knowledge of biomarkers and genetics to treat patients by looking at the root causes of disease. He’ll discuss his decades of research, striving to add not just years to your life but life to your years. He’ll also explore the role of gene mutations and nutrient deficiencies, focusing on the MTHFR gene mutation that affects up to 44% of the population and the impact it has on our body's ability to convert folic acid into methylfolate. He discusses the wide range of issues a deficiency in methylation can lead to, including anxiety, depression, and poor gut health. Listen in as we unravel the effects of a gene mutation called COMT on conditions like high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, hypercholesterolemia, and estrogen dominance. Learn how nutrient deficiencies can be the cause of common ailments, and how supplementing with the right nutrients can help restore things like estrogen balance. Join us on this journey towards becoming an Ultimate Human. Additional Topics Covered Include: Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, OCD, Gut Health, and Brain Fog The 2 Ingredients to Avoid In Your Supplements: Folic Acid and Cyanocobalamin --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS --------- (0:00:00) - The Ultimate Human (0:10:45) - Discovering Gene Mutations and Nutrient Deficiencies (0:22:05) - The Role of Methylation in Health (0:28:20) - The 2 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Supplements (0:29:43) - Gene Mutation and Hormonal Imbalance Solution (0:35:38) - Improving Health Through Natural Practices For more info on Gary, please click here: https://link.me/garybrecka [link.me] For more info on the 10X Genetic Methylation Test: http://www.10XHealthTest.com [10xhealthtest.com] JOURNAL ARTICLES REFERENCED IN EPISODE:   Associations of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms with 24-hour Urinary Catecholamines in individuals with untreated high blood pressure MTR and MTRR Genes: Methylation cycle and the need for Vitamin B12 Mtrr hypomorphic mutation alters liver morphology, metabolism and fuel storage in mice Mitochondrial translation requires folate-dependent tRNA methylation MTR and MTRR Genes: Methylation cycle and the need for Vitamin B12 On the mechanism of homocysteine pathophysiology and pathogenesis: a unifying hypothesis   The Ultimate Human podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The use of information on this podcast or materials linked from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.

Breathwork | Ultimate Human Short

The Ultimate Human with Gary Brecka

  • 690 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 09:34

In this short episode of The Ultimate Human, we’re going to explore the power of breathwork. Gary will guide you to a deeper understanding of how breathwork influences our emotional state, digestion, and our body's ability to absorb nutrients. Grasp the basics with a simple, beginner-friendly version of Wim Hof's breathwork style. We’ll explain the profound impacts of syncing your breathwork with the world around you and how this integration enhances the overall benefits.  Gary’s breathwork tip: engage in three rounds of 30 breaths each day, preferably as the sun rises, and witness the significant shifts in your health and lifestyle.  (0:00:00) - Introduction to Breathwork for Beginners (0:04:09) - Breathing Techniques for Life Enhancement For more info on Gary, please click here: https://link.me/garybrecka [link.me] For more info on the 10X Genetic Methylation Test: http://www.10XHealthTest.com [10xhealthtest.com] The Ultimate Human podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The use of information on this podcast or materials linked from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.

David Grutman | How Biohacking Helped Build a Global Hospitality Empire

The Ultimate Human with Gary Brecka

  • 500 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 40:10

In this episode, Gary speaks to David Grutman, founder of Groot Hospitality and globally renowned innovator and entrepreneur. They talk about David’s biohacking journey and developing sustainable, healthy habits - practices which helped lower his triglycerides, insulin levels, and cholesterol. Along the way, David shares invaluable insights about the power of relationships and honesty in business.  (0:00:00) - From Bartender to Business Leader (0:07:19) - Building and Reviving Brands (0:10:24) - Benefits of Tennis and Other Exercise  (0:12:45) - David’s Blood Test and Biohacking Journey (0:20:20) - The Next Five Years  (0:28:19) - Balancing Business and Parenthood (0:32:20) - The Art of Hospitality and Leadership (0:37:26) - Addressing Restaurant Issues and Expressing Appreciation For more info on Gary, please click here: https://link.me/garybrecka [link.me] For more info on the 10X Genetic Methylation Test: http://www.10XHealthTest.com [10xhealthtest.com] The Ultimate Human podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The use of information on this podcast or materials linked from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.

Anxiety | Ultimate Human Short

The Ultimate Human with Gary Brecka

  • 580 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 11:22

In this short episode of The Ultimate Human, we’re going to shine the spotlight on anxiety. We'll decode anxiety's genetic ties, with a special emphasis on a common gene mutation- MTHFR, and its significant contribution to anxiety. We’ll explore the role of catecholamines like dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine in anxiety, even in the absence of fear. Finally, we’ll give some simple nutrition recommendations highlighting how consuming folate-rich foods and supplementing with methylfolate and SAM-E could potentially revolutionize the treatment of anxiety and depression.   (0:00:00) - Understanding Anxiety (0:06:56) - Genetic Factors of Anxiety  (0:08:46) - Supplementing Nutrients for Positive Outcomes   Journals Cited in this Episode: Journal of Clinical Medicine - Folate Insufficiency Due to MTHFR Deficiency Is Bypassed by 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate Integrative Medicine – Case Report - Anxiety and Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Mutation Treated With S-Adenosyl Methionine and Methylated B Vitamins For more info on Gary, please click here: https://link.me/garybrecka [link.me] For more info on the 10X Genetic Methylation Test: http://www.10XHealthTest.com [10xhealthtest.com]   The Ultimate Human podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The use of information on this podcast or materials linked from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.

Dana White | Overcoming The Leading Killer, Metabolic Syndrome

The Ultimate Human with Gary Brecka

  • 1.5K views
  • 7 months ago
  • 36:06

In this episode, Gary speaks to Dana White, CEO of the UFC, about his inspiring health transformation. Dana suffered from all five markers of metabolic syndrome, including an alarming triglycerides blood fat level and insulin levels. With commitment and dedication, he followed Gary’s protocol successfully reversed these figures. He shares the dramatic changes he made to his lifestyle - how he prioritized his health and the benefits he reaped - making him feel like he's in his 20s again.   (0:00:00) – Introduction to Dana White and Metabolic Syndrome (0:03:13) – Dana’s Labs and Numbers  (0:07:40) – Changes in Daily Routine  (0:10:18) – Benefits of Cold-Water Immersion (0:16:42) – How Improving Your Health Improves Your Business  (0:23:08) – How Gary has Helped Dana’s Family  (0:27:35) – Gary’s Takeaways from Dana’s Journey  (0:32:40) – What Does it Mean to Dana to be an Ultimate Human For more info on Gary, please click here: https://link.me/garybrecka [link.me] For more info on the 10X Genetic Methylation Test: http://www.10XHealthTest.com [10xhealthtest.com]   The Ultimate Human podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The use of information on this podcast or materials linked from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.