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Dr. Chris Masterjohn talks about Balancing Calcium and Phosphorus in the Diet, and the Importance of Measuring Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

Mastering Nutrition 9: Balancing Calcium and Phosphorus in the Diet, and the Importance of Measuring Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

In this episode, I answer a listener’s question about whether I am worried about my phosphorus intake and whether a high phosphorus intake is ok as long as it is balanced by calcium. I describe the biochemistry and physiology of the system that regulates calcium and phosphorus, their distribution in foods, how to determine the …

Dr. Chris Masterjohn talks about The Two-Minute Hack Every Computer Junkie Should Be Doing for Their Wrists

Mastering Nutrition Episode 8: The Two-Minute Hack Every Computer Junkie Should Be Doing for Their Wrists

In this short episode, I describe how voodoo flossing my computer-damaged wrists has made a tremendous difference in my ability to tolerate weight lifting (especially Olympic lifting) without wrist pain. I don’t think you need to lift weights to benefit from this (though I think you should lift weights). I think this is something that …

Squatting at the gym or the CrossFit box is great, but you should also be able to squat at rest and use it as a regular working position. This picture shows you how to do that on two stacked yoga blocks.

Mastering Nutrition Episode 7: The Many Uses of Yoga Blocks Around the House, and Why a Standing Desk Isn’t Enough

In this episode I describe why a set of two yoga blocks has been one of my best low-cost investments in the last year, playing a variety of unexpected roles around my apartment, and allowing me to make major strides in increasing the diversity of positions I can work in to get a healthier level …

Dr. Chris Masterjohn talks about Why "Glycation" Is a Bad Reason to Restrict Carbs

Mastering Nutrition Episode 6: Why “Glycation” Is a Bad Reason to Restrict Carbs

In this episode, I respond to a listener’s question about whether glycation is a good argument against a high-carbohydrate diet. I agree that we should avoid refined carbs and empty calories, but in this episode I describe why “glycation” is really a misnomer and why carbohydrate is actually likely to protect against glycation. Listen on …

Dr. Chris Masterjohn talks about My Evening and Morning Routines

Mastering Nutrition Episode 5: My Evening and Morning Routines

In this episode I describe how I have designed my evening and morning routines to maximize my quality sleep and productivity. Listen on ITunes. Stream by clicking here. Download by right-clicking (control-clicking on the Mac) here and choosing “save as” (“save link as” on the Mac). Subscribe in your own reader using this RSS feed. …

Dr. Chris Masterjohn talks about What I've Been Eating, and How I Get It

Mastering Nutrition Episode 4: What I’ve Been Eating, and How I Get It

I’m often asked what I eat, and here I answer the question. In addition, I describe how I have been getting my food and arranging my meals to meet my goals of productivity, fat loss, and good nutrition. Listen on ITunes. Stream by clicking here. Download by right-clicking (control-clicking on Mac) here and choosing “save …