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Discover Your Healthiest Self with The Balanced Bodies Blueprint Podcast: Expert Nutritional Insights and Medical Guidance!
Join hosts Vinny Russo and Dr. Eryn Stansfield as they seamlessly merge nutritional expertise with medical insights. The Balanced Bodies Blueprint offers a unique fusion of evidence-based science and practical tips, equipping you to achieve your optimal well-being. Say goodbye to fad diets and misleading health hacks – Vinny and Eryn are committed to expose misinformation and provide trustworthy, science-backed education.
This podcast stands out by focusing on preventative care, adopting a holistic nutritional approach, and flipping the perspective on fitness topics. Tune in for a refreshing take on health and wellness, backed by credible knowledge and a passion for your overall vitality.
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In this episode of The Balanced Bodies Blueprint, Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn give an "In My Opinion" approach as they dive into the unfiltered truths and personal opinions that shape the world of fitness. Join us as we tackle controversial questions: Is the pursuit of fitness a form of narcissism? Can medical advancements like GLP-1 replace traditional health methods? And what's the biggest misconception about achieving that picture-perfect physique? We'll also explore the personal side of fitness, from honing willpower to navigating social media pressures. We share candid insights on how our beliefs have evolved. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just curious about the industry's deeper questions, this episode promises a blend of humor, honesty, and thought-provoking discussion. Tune in and get ready to challenge your perspectives on fitness and health! Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into the world of heavy metal testing with Dr. Eryn, an expert who deals with toxic exposures on a daily basis. Heavy metal testing has gained significant attention recently, but what's the real deal behind it? Dr. Eryn sheds light on the validity of these tests and why they've become a hot topic. We start by establishing Dr. Eryn's expertise and the crucial role OSHA plays in guiding these tests. Dr. Eryn explains the five heavy metals commonly tested in functional medicine: lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and chromium. She discusses the limitations of blood tests for accurate readings and suggests alternative methods. To make this episode even more valuable, Dr. Eryn goes through each of the heavy metals individually. She outlines their potential toxic effects and advises when it might be necessary to get tested. Whether you're curious about heavy metal toxicity, concerned about exposure, or simply looking for expert advice, this episode is packed with actionable insights and practical knowledge. Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the best in the field! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome Dana Lynn Kaye, the inspiring owner and founder of Devotion Nutrition. Dana shares her personal journey of maintaining fitness after having kids, balancing motherhood with her fitness goals, and running a successful business. Topic 1: Fitness After Kids Postpartum Fitness Journey: Dana opens up about how her fitness routine changed after having kids and the biggest challenges she faced in getting back into shape after pregnancy. Balancing Fitness with Motherhood: Discover how Dana finds time to work out while managing the demands of motherhood. Maintaining Motivation: Learn how Dana stays motivated to keep fit despite the exhaustion and time constraints that come with having kids, and the specific goals or milestones that help keep her on track. Topic 2: Staying Fit While Having a Family Family Fitness Activities: Dana shares family-friendly fitness activities she enjoys and how she involves her kids in her fitness routine. Healthy Lifestyle for the Whole Family: Get tips on how Dana promotes healthy eating and exercise habits within her family and advice for parents who want to set a good example for their children. Time Management: Dana discusses how she manages her time effectively to fit in workouts amidst family responsibilities. Topic 3: Being Fit While Running a Successful Business and Being a Mom Balancing Business and Fitness: A look into a typical day for Dana as she manages her business, family, and fitness. Overcoming Challenges: Dana talks about the biggest challenges she has faced in balancing fitness with running a business and being a mom, and how she has overcome them. Tips for Aspiring Fit Entrepreneurs: Dana shares resources and tools that have been particularly helpful for her in managing her time and staying organized. Tune in for an episode full of practical tips, personal stories, and motivational insights that will inspire you to balance fitness, family, and career just like Dana Lynn Kaye! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield Dana Lynn Kaye Email: dana@devotionnutrition.com Instagram: danalynnkaye Podcast: Until Its Done... A Devoted Podcast LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Victoria Felkar to the podcast! Victoria is a renowned researcher, educator, and consultant who has dedicated her career to exploring the intersections of physiology, endocrinology, and human performance. Her groundbreaking work has illuminated the complex roles hormones play in athletic performance, especially for female athletes. In this episode, Victoria dives into: • Hormones and Athletic Performance: How did Victoria become interested in this field? Discover her journey and the passion behind her research. • Menstrual Cycle and Athletic Performance: Understanding the menstrual cycle's impact on athletic performance and overall well-being. Victoria explains what the menstrual cycle is, its importance, and debunks common myths. • Pharmaceutical Interventions: The historical and current use of pharmaceutical estrogens and progestogens in elite sports, and their impact on female athletes. Victoria also discusses the effects of menopause and peri-menopause on athletic performance. • Current Research and Challenges: Get an overview of Victoria's current research, including the limitations and challenges in studying hormone changes in athletes, and her strategies for robust research design and participant recruitment. Key Questions Answered: • What are the biggest misconceptions about the menstrual cycle and athletic performance? • How can nutrition and exercise be structured around the menstrual cycle? • What does current research reveal about the relationship between the menstrual cycle and athletic performance? • How do pharmaceutical interventions affect female athletes, particularly during menopause and peri-menopause? • What are the most exciting developments in Victoria's research? Listen Now on your favorite podcast platform and gain evidence-based insights into the intricate world of hormones and athletic performance! Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield Victoria FelkarWebsite: https://www.victoriafelkar.com/Instagram: victoriafelkar LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this episode, Coach Vinny is diving deep into 5 questions asked via TikTok. If you want to know if carb cycling actually works, if you should count macros, if you need to do cardio even when injured, then you're going to love this episode! Questions: 1. Does carb cycling work? 2. Does Counting Macros Work? 3. Can you start dieting right away by just cutting 500 calories? 4. Is there a limit to the amount of muscle you can put on naturally? 5. Can you lose BF with an injury that prevents you from doing cardio? Key Takeaways: • Carb cycling can optimize fat loss while preserving muscle and boosting psychological adherence to dieting. • Counting macros provides a structured yet flexible approach to dieting, promoting better food awareness and long-term success. • Drastic calorie cuts and generic diet advice often fail to consider individual needs and metabolic adaptations. • Understanding the limits of natural muscle gain and adapting fat loss strategies when injured ensures continued progress. Tune in to discover how these strategies can help you achieve your best body with sustainable and science-backed methods! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this eye-opening episode of The Balanced Bodies Blueprint, Dr. Eryn and Coach Vinny dive deep into the multi-billion dollar supplement industry. From protein powders and probiotics to multivitamins and fish oil, it seems like everyone is taking something. But are these supplements truly beneficial, or is the hype overshadowing the science? Join us as we unravel the most common supplements, explore the history and current regulations, and discuss the real impact of these products on our health. Learn about the challenges in supplement research, the role of influencers, and the ethical implications of promoting products with limited evidence. Whether you're a supplement skeptic or a loyal user, this episode is packed with insights to help you make informed decisions. Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
Are you ready to transform your body and unlock your full potential? Tune in to this week's episode where Coach Vinny dives into the three fundamental pillars of achieving your best body. Whether you're just starting your fitness journey or looking to break through a plateau, these insights will provide you with the roadmap to success. Pillar 1: Nutrition - Fueling Your Transformation Pillar 2: Training - Challenge Yourself, See Results Pillar 3: Consistency - The Key to Success Join us on this episode as we break down these pillars with practical advice, expert insights, and motivational tips to help you build your best body. Remember, it's a journey that requires patience, dedication, and a belief in yourself. You've got this! Subscribe now and get ready to fuel your transformation, challenge your limits, and stay consistent on the path to achieving your best body! Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this episode, we dive deep into the debate about the impact of constant, life-time dieting has on your overall basal metabolic rate (BMR). Many believe that repeated cycles of weight loss and regain can lead to a permanently reduced BMR, but what does the science actually say? We explore the research indicating that changes in BMR due to dieting are often temporary and tend to return to baseline levels after periods of normal eating. We'll also discuss the multifaceted factors that influence BMR, including genetics, stress levels, immune system activity, and gut microbiome composition. Join us as we unravel the complexities of BMR, debunk common myths about yo-yo dieting, and provide evidence-based insights to help you make informed decisions about your health and fitness journey. Tune in to gain a better understanding of how your body works and how to maintain a healthy metabolism amidst the challenges of dieting and weight management. Don't miss this enlightening episode—subscribe now and stay informed with the latest science-backed health and fitness advice! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order! References: • Jebb, S., Goldberg, G., Coward, W., Murgatroyd, P., & Prentice, A. (1991). Effects of weight cycling caused by intermittent dieting on metabolic rate and body composition in obese women. International journal of obesity, 15 5, 367-74. • https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-020-05202-y • https://doi.org/10.1093/AJCN/66.4.867 • https://doi.org/10.4274/tftr.88156 • https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.564.22 • https://doi.org/10.1093/AJCN/49.3.409.
Are you tired of navigating the sea of misinformation in the health and fitness world? In this episode, we reveal the top qualities that make a health and fitness resource truly trustworthy on social media. We'll break down the essential characteristics you should look for to ensure you're following credible, reliable, and scientifically backed advice. We'll cover: 1. Evidence-Based Information: Why it's crucial for your well-being and how to spot resources that use relevant data instead of anecdotal claims. 2. No One-Size-Fits-All Solutions: The importance of personalized advice and the red flags of generic, one-size-fits-all recommendations. 3. Credentials Matter: How proper, up-to-date credentials and education impact the quality of information and why experience alone isn't enough. 4. Staying in Their Lane: The dangers of influencers giving advice outside their expertise and the importance of sticking to what they know best. 5. Transparency and Honesty: Recognizing potential biases, understanding sponsorships, and the refreshing honesty of admitting limitations. We also highlight some of the most credible influencers in the fitness and nutrition space who embody these qualities: *Layne Norton (BioLayne): PhD, evidence-based, combats misinformation, and competes as a powerlifter. *Bill Campbell: PhD, conducts studies, educates through journal clubs, and offers thoughtful insights on nutrition. *The Nutritional Advocate: PhD, provides refreshingly snarky but accurate information, cites data, and offers a historical perspective on studies. *The Nadolsky's: Family practice and obesity specialist, known for his educational memes and adherence to society guidelines. *Dr. Idz: European medical doctor with a master's in nutritional research, focused on combating misinformation. *Unbiased Science Podcast: Dr. Jess Steier, a public health researcher, who fights pseudoscience with evidence. *Dr. Danielle Belardo: Board-certified cardiologist focused on prevention and high-quality cardiology information. *Victoria Felkar: PhD in women's health and steroid hormones, known for her steroid research. Join us as we navigate the often confusing world of social media health advice and empower you to follow the right influencers for your fitness journey. Don't miss this essential episode! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this eye-opening episode, we shine a light on the dark side of the fitness industry by exposing five individuals whose questionable tactics and pseudoscientific claims have misled countless individuals seeking health and wellness advice. From fear-mongering to promoting dangerous dietary concepts, these so-called experts have garnered attention for all the wrong reasons. Join us as we dissect their dubious claims and offer evidence-based rebuttals to their misinformation. It's time to separate fact from fiction and empower ourselves with knowledge to make informed decisions about our health and fitness journeys. Tune in now to uncover the truth behind the top villains of the fitness world. Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this episode, Coach Vinny dives deep into the crucial role of measurement in health and nutrition. From scale weight to calorie tracking, we debunk myths and highlight the importance of building awareness through data. Join Balanced Bodies as we explore how measuring metrics like calorie intake, scale weight, and macro composition can empower you to make informed choices and transform your health journey. Whether you're starting out or a seasoned veteran, this discussion will revolutionize your approach to health management. Tune in to learn how measurement leads to awareness, and awareness leads to change. Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
Join us on a journey to uncover the secrets of longevity in this thought-provoking episode. Delving into the realm of supplements and hormones, we seek out to find if there are any strategies to enhance vitality and promote healthy aging. Coach Vinny takes the back seat as Dr. Eryn discusses the latest research and insights on potential interventions, from growth hormone to cortisol management to protein intake. Discover the truth about popular trends like NMN and NAD+ supplementation, as we separate fact from fiction. Learn about the role of testosterone, vitamin D, cocoa extract, and protein in promoting resilience and vitality as we age. Gain valuable insights into evidence-based approaches to longevity, empowering you to make informed choices for a vibrant, fulfilling life. Don't miss out on this essential guide to cracking the code on longevity and unlocking the potential for a healthier, happier future! PMIDs Cocoa Study – PMID: 35294962 Endocrine Society – PMID: 37326526 Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
Join us for an eye-opening conversation with Steve Washuta, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise specialist, and author of Fitness Business 101. As the host of TrulyFit podcast, Steve brings over 25K hours of personal training experience to the table. In this episode, we delve into pressing topics reshaping the fitness landscape. Health Over Vanity: Steve unpacks the vital concept of "health over vanity" and challenges prevailing societal norms. Dive deep as we explore practical strategies for shifting mindset, dissect the impact of social media, and debunk stereotypes around fitness. Problems with the Fitness Industry: Discover the problematic trends plaguing the fitness industry and their ramifications on clients. Steve candidly addresses unrealistic body standards, explores the link with body dysmorphia, and calls for industry-wide reform. Intuitive Eating: Explore the liberating concept of intuitive eating with Steve. Gain insights into its potential benefits, learn how to start incorporating intuitive eating principles, and uncover its role in nurturing a healthier relationship with food. Tune in as we navigate through the complexities of wellness, challenge conventional wisdom, and pave the way for a more inclusive, sustainable approach to fitness and nutrition. Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield Steve Washuta Email: steve.washuta@trulyfit.app Instagram: stevewashuta Podcast: The TrulyFit Podcast LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In today's episode, Coach Vinny is diving deep into the world of coaching to help you navigate the often murky waters of hiring the right professional to guide you on your wellness journey. Whether you're seeking a nutrition coach, fitness trainer, or life coach, it's essential to be vigilant for red flags that could indicate you're not getting the expertise and support you deserve. Here are the top 5 red flags to watch out for when hiring a coach: *Nutrition Religion: Beware of coaches who rigidly adhere to one specific dietary philosophy or promote extreme dietary restrictions without considering individual needs and preferences. *Lack Of Video Testimonials: If a coach doesn't offer video testimonials or the opportunity to speak with past clients, it could be a sign that they're not confident in their ability to deliver results, or they know their clients journey isn't a pleasant one. *Stepping On Other Coaches' Toes: Be wary of coaches who offer advice in areas outside of their expertise or criticize other professionals in the field. A good coach knows their limitations and respects the expertise of others. *Their Qualification Is "Stepping On Stage": Just because someone steps on stage, pro or amateur, does NOT qualify them to provide nutritional guidance! *Hypocrisy: Watch out for coaches who don't practice what they preach. If a coach promotes healthy habits but doesn't follow them themselves, it's a major red flag. Join us as Coach Vinny discusses these 5 red flags in detail, providing actionable tips for finding a coach who will support your goals and prioritize your well-being. Don't settle for anything less than the best when it comes to your health and fitness journey!Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this episode of our podcast, we embark on a journey to conquer the challenges of dining out while staying true to our health and wellness goals. Balanced Bodies will be your guides, providing invaluable strategies to navigate restaurants with mindfulness and intention. Pre-Planning: Before stepping foot into a restaurant, it's crucial to lay the groundwork for success. Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn emphasize the importance of pre-planning, from scanning menus in advance to gamifying the dining experience. They share tips on setting up your day for success, including strategies for incorporating alcohol while staying aligned with your goals. Mindful Eating: Mindful eating isn't just about what you eat—it's about how you eat. Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn delve into the concept of mindful eating, urging listeners to tune into their body's hunger and fullness signals. They offer practical advice on slowing down the eating pace, savoring each bite, and paying attention to taste sensations. Smart Ordering: When it comes to ordering at restaurants, knowledge is power. Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn advocate for proactive communication with servers and strategic choices when selecting appetizers, main courses, and desserts. From requesting modifications to sharing desserts, they provide actionable tips to make smarter choices without sacrificing enjoyment. Alcohol and Beverages: Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn address the elephant in the room—alcohol. They share insights on responsible drinking and offer a rundown of low-calorie beverage options. From beer to liquor to wine, they guide listeners on making mindful choices to stay on track with their goals. Handling Social Situations and Dealing with Setbacks: Navigating social situations and setbacks is an inevitable part of the journey. Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn offer strategies for communicating goals with friends and family, handling peer pressure, and bouncing back from setbacks with resilience and determination. As the episode draws to a close, Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn remind listeners that setbacks are temporary, and every experience is an opportunity for growth. They offer encouragement and support, inviting listeners to access additional resources on their website to further support their journey to mindful munching mastery. Tune in to this episode for a masterclass in mindful dining that will empower you to make healthier choices while savoring every moment of the experience! Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!Dining Out Guide - Here
Welcome back to another enlightening episode of our podcast, where we delve into the world of health diagnostics to empower you with valuable insights. Coach Vinny and the esteemed Dr. Eryn unravel the Truth behind BS lab tests. 1. Dutch Testing - Urine Metabolites: We kick off our discussion with Dutch Testing, a method that has gained traction in certain health circles but remains contentious in mainstream medicine. Dr. Eryn navigates through the skepticism surrounding this approach, shedding light on its lack of validation and clinical guidelines. From the challenges of dried urine samples to the risks of misleading results, we uncover the nuances of Dutch Testing. 2. Thyroid: T3 and rT3: Next on our radar are thyroid tests, particularly focusing on T3 and rT3. Dr. Eryn dissects why these tests might not be as beneficial as perceived, diving into the complexities of thyroid hormone regulation and the limitations of conventional testing methods. From TRH stimulation tests to the variability of T3 levels, we explore the intricacies of thyroid diagnostics. 3. Cortisol for General Population: Our journey continues with a deep dive into cortisol testing, unraveling the significance of this hormone's natural rhythm. Dr. Eryn elucidates how cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day and the various factors that influence its secretion. From stress to medication use, we navigate through the nuances of cortisol assessment and its implications for overall health. 4. IgG Testing for Allergies: Lastly, we explore the controversial realm of IgG testing for allergies. Dr. Eryn demystifies the differences between food intolerances, sensitivities, and allergies, highlighting the limitations of IgG testing in diagnosing food-related issues. From the role of IgE in allergy diagnosis to the risks of unvalidated testing, we uncover the truths behind allergy diagnostics. Join us as we decode the intricacies of these essential lab tests, separating science from trends to empower you with knowledge and informed decision-making. Tune in to gain invaluable insights into your health journey! Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
Welcome to a pivotal episode of the Balanced Bodies Blueprint! Today, we're unraveling the significance of key lab tests critical for maintaining optimal health throughout your life's journey. I'll be your host, steering the discussion, while Dr. Eryn sheds light on the importance of these fundamental tests. 1. CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel) The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is a comprehensive blood test that provides valuable insights into your body's metabolic functions. It includes markers such as Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and Creatinine (Cr), which are essential for assessing kidney function. Elevated BUN and Cr levels may indicate kidney damage or dehydration, emphasizing the importance of regular monitoring to ensure kidney health. 2. LFTs (Liver Function Tests) Liver Function Tests (LFTs) are a series of blood tests designed to evaluate the health and functionality of the liver. This panel typically includes markers such as Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Total Bilirubin, Albumin, Total Protein, and Prothrombin Time (PT) and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Abnormal LFT results can indicate liver damage, inflammation, or other underlying conditions, making regular monitoring essential for maintaining liver health. 3. CBC (Complete Blood Count) The Complete Blood Count (CBC) is a comprehensive blood test that evaluates various components of your blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Specific markers within the CBC, such as Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), and Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW), can help diagnose conditions such as iron-deficiency anemia. Monitoring these markers allows for early detection and management of blood-related disorders. 4. Thyroid Function (TSH and T4) Thyroid Function tests measure levels of Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Thyroxine (T4), essential for assessing thyroid health. Abnormal TSH and T4 levels may indicate thyroid dysfunction, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Regular thyroid function testing is crucial for diagnosing thyroid disorders early and guiding appropriate treatment interventions. 5. Lipid Panel A Lipid Panel is a blood test that measures levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream. Elevated lipid levels, including Total Cholesterol (TC), Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Monitoring lipid levels allows for the early identification of cardiovascular health risks and enables interventions such as lifestyle changes and medication to manage lipid abnormalities effectively. 6. HbA1C (Glycated Hemoglobin) HbA1C, also known as Glycated Hemoglobin, is a blood test that provides valuable insights into long-term blood sugar control. Unlike traditional fasting glucose tests, HbA1C reflects average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months, offering a more comprehensive assessment of diabetes management. Elevated HbA1C levels indicate poor blood sugar control and may necessitate adjustments to diabetes treatment plans to prevent complications. Tune in as we navigate the significance of these essential lab tests and empower you to take charge of your health with informed decisions and proactive monitoring strategies! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
Welcome to Episode 24 of the Balanced Bodies Blueprint! Today, join Dr. Eryn and Coach Vinny as they play the Hot or Not game with 9 popular supplements. We're keeping it light, skipping the deep dives, but we'll happily share articles supporting our choices. Supplements: -Creatine -L-Carnitine -BCAAs -Whey Protein -Caffeine -CLA -Fish Oils -Vitamin D -Fat Burners Tune in for a quick, informative session on supplement choices – what's hot and what's definitely not! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
Welcome to another eye-opening episode of The Balanced Bodies BluePrint ️ Today, we're breaking down the buzz around Whole Body MRIs as Dr. Eryn does a deep dive. Listen now and don't forget to share this episode with anyone considering Whole Body MRIs or intrigued by the latest in medical screenings. Also, a quick shoutout to our sponsor Legion Athletics - fueling your journey with quality supplements. Use code RUSSO for 20% off the1st use and then double the Legion Points after that! Episode Highlights: 1. The Fascinating World of Whole Body MRIs: Dr. Eryn provides a comprehensive overview of Whole Body MRIs, exploring their origins and the allure of early disease detection. 2. The Promise and Perils of Prevention: Delve into the realm of preventative medicine and the growing desire for longer, healthier lives. Uncover the global perspective on Whole Body MRI usage and its legality. 3. The Price Tag on Peace of Mind: Get insights into the out-of-pocket costs of Whole Body MRIs, including a glimpse into services like Prenuvo, costing $2500 per scan every 6 to 12 months. 4. Effectiveness in Cancer Detection: Dr. Eryn breaks down the effectiveness of Whole Body MRIs in detecting various cancers, emphasizing the nuances based on cancer types, locations, and screening vs. diagnostic purposes. 5. Navigating Challenges and Limitations: Understand the challenges of incidental findings, false positives, and the psychological impact on patients. Learn about follow-up procedures and additional testing. 6. Cancer Types and Proficiency: Discover the cancers that Whole Body MRIs excel at identifying, including Multiple Myeloma, Prostate, and Melanoma. 7. Medical Community's Take: Dr. Eryn sheds light on the acceptance of Whole Body MRIs in the medical community, especially as a cancer screening tool for asymptomatic patients. Hear what professional organizations like the American College of Radiology® have to say. 8. Dr. Eryn's Professional Opinion: While not claiming expertise, Dr. Eryn shares insights into the appropriateness of Whole Body MRI screenings, emphasizing the importance of a holistic approach to cancer prevention. Tune in for a balanced exploration of Whole Body MRIs, their promises, and the considerations you need to know. Remember, knowledge is power! Coach Vinny Email: vinny@balancedbodies.io Instagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodies Facebook: Vinny Russo Dr. Eryn Email: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.io Instagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodies Facebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODE Go to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
In this eye-opening episode, Coach Vinny and Dr. Eryn takes you on a journey through the social media jungle, exposing the 5 RED FLAGS you need to make sure you look out for!Sponsored by LEGION Athletics, with a special offer for listeners (use code RUSSO for 20% off and double points on every order), this episode is packed with insights to keep you informed and empowered. Supplements without Supporting Research: Discover why blindly investing in supplements without proper research is a risky game. We share the loopholes in FDA regulations and the potential health risks associated with unverified ingredients. Learn the truth behind the quick fixes promised by many supplement enthusiasts. Fake Weight Loss Drugs and Compounded Medications: Unveil the dangers of fake GLP-1 medications and compounded drugs. We shed light on the deceptive practices of some pharmacies, emphasizing the importance of FDA-approved medications. Stay informed about the European Medicines Agency's warning and the risks associated with fake medications. Influencers Out of Their Lane: Get fired up as We tackle influencers spreading misinformation. From life insurance salesmen turned genetic testing promoters to nutrition coaches with limited expertise, learn to identify red flags and navigate through the sea of scientific jargon. Promotion of Peptides: Delve into the world of peptides like tesamorelin and BPC-157. We break down the challenges in ensuring quality and equivalence in peptide drug products. Uncover the potential risks associated with these compounds and why caution is crucial when considering their use. Weight Loss Challenges by Fitness Coaches: Rethink your approach to weight loss challenges. We expose the flaws in generic, one-size-fits-all protocols, urging you to prioritize sustainable, long-term habits over quick fixes. Learn why extreme dieting and excessive exercise can lead to metabolic suppression and rebounds. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate the fitness landscape and make informed choices. Tune in now and share this episode with your friends to spread awareness about the pitfalls of social media misinformation. Coach VinnyEmail: vinny@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: vinnyrusso_balancedbodiesFacebook: Vinny Russo Dr. ErynEmail: dr.eryn@balancedbodies.ioInstagram: dr.eryn_balancedbodiesFacebook: Eryn Stansfield LEGION 20% OFF CODEGo to https://legionathletics.com/ and use the code RUSSO for 20% off your order!
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