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Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro

MWM Pro is your tool for getting the most out of my MWM classes as quickly and easily as possible. It helps you tailor the classes to your own needs, find anything in a pinch, and access an expansive world of knowledge using MWM as your foundation.

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Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro

MWM Pro is your tool for getting the most out of my MWM classes as quickly and easily as possible. It helps you tailor the classes to your own needs, find anything in a pinch, and access an expansive world of knowledge using MWM as your foundation.

Why This Class Is For You

Do you love health and wellness so much that you just want to read everything you can about it, but often find yourself understanding only half (or even less) of what you read? MWM Pro will give you the foundation you need to take your understanding to the next level.

Do you need to learn biochemistry for school but wish you could learn the material in a more relevant, lively, or entertaining way? That’s exactly what I’ve done with these classes: hit the science hard, but take the time to explain why it’s relevant and what you can do with it; let my natural passion and enthusiasm shine through in my teaching, and sprinkle just the right amount of humor to make it feel fun

Do you already have a good foundation, but want my unique out-of-the-box perspective that I’ve synthesized from my deep dive into the scientific literature? Perfect. In these classes I fuse the fundamentals with the latest research (and the timeless but often neglected research of bygone eras!). I top it all off by sprinkling in my own novel ideas. 

If any of these apply, MWM Pro is for you. 

Why This Class Is For You

Do you love health and wellness so much that you just want to read everything you can about it, but often find yourself understanding only half (or even less) of what you read? MWM Pro will give you the foundation you need to take your understanding to the next level.

Do you need to learn biochemistry for school but wish you could learn the material in a more relevant, lively, or entertaining way? That’s exactly what I’ve done with these classes: hit the science hard, but take the time to explain why it’s relevant and what you can do with it; let my natural passion and enthusiasm shine through in my teaching, and sprinkle just the right amount of humor to make it feel fun

Do you already have a good foundation, but want my unique out-of-the-box perspective that I’ve synthesized from my deep dive into the scientific literature? Perfect. In these classes I fuse the fundamentals with the latest research (and the timeless but often neglected research of bygone eras!). I top it all off by sprinkling in my own novel ideas. 

If any of these apply, MWM Pro is for you. 

MWM Energy Metabolism: What the Class Covers

This class is all about how we handle energy from the food we eat. The energy we derive from food supports every other system in the body, making energy metabolism the foundation of every question about health and disease. 

We begin with basic concepts about the nature of energy. If you have a science background, these lessons serve as a review. If you don’t, they serve as a foundation. We then move into the pathways of cellular respiration, which all of our macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat) share in common. After an overview, we cover the biochemistry of the citric acid cycle in exhaustive detail, slowing down at each step to explain how the step fits into the overall system and how the information is relevant and practically useful to matters of health and disease. 

Once we finish discussing the pathways shared in common, we move on to discussing the differences between the metabolism of different macronutrients. We start with the consequences of using different pathways, and then layer on the different effects these nutrients have on hormones that control energy metabolism. We do this first for how we break down food to use its energy, and then we finish with how we store energy as glycogen and fat.

Throughout the entire class, we go through the material more slowly than a typical academic course would so we can discuss key questions that make the material relevant:

  • Why does it matter whether we eat protein, carbs, or fat?
  • What are the vitamins and minerals we need, and how do these requirements change when we make different choices about macronutrients?
  • How can we use the biochemistry to understand how to interpret blood and urine tests of health, disease, and nutritional status?
  • How can we leverage our understanding of the biochemistry to help prevent or reverse common diseases?
  • How can we leverage our understanding of the biochemistry to maximize our performance in whatever domains of life we care most about?

MWM Energy Metabolism: What the Class Covers

This class is all about how we handle energy from the food we eat. The energy we derive from food supports every other system in the body, making energy metabolism the foundation of every question about health and disease. 

We begin with basic concepts about the nature of energy. If you have a science background, these lessons serve as a review. If you don’t, they serve as a foundation. We then move into the pathways of cellular respiration, which all of our macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat) share in common. After an overview, we cover the biochemistry of the citric acid cycle in exhaustive detail, slowing down at each step to explain how the step fits into the overall system and how the information is relevant and practically useful to matters of health and disease. 

Once we finish discussing the pathways shared in common, we move on to discussing the differences between the metabolism of different macronutrients. We start with the consequences of using different pathways, and then layer on the different effects these nutrients have on hormones that control energy metabolism. We do this first for how we break down food to use its energy, and then we finish with how we store energy as glycogen and fat.

Throughout the entire class, we go through the material more slowly than a typical academic course would so we can discuss key questions that make the material relevant:

  • Why does it matter whether we eat protein, carbs, or fat?
  • What are the vitamins and minerals we need, and how do these requirements change when we make different choices about macronutrients?
  • How can we use the biochemistry to understand how to interpret blood and urine tests of health, disease, and nutritional status?
  • How can we leverage our understanding of the biochemistry to help prevent or reverse common diseases?
  • How can we leverage our understanding of the biochemistry to maximize our performance in whatever domains of life we care most about?

What You’re Paying For

Masterclass With Masterjohn is free. It always has been, and it always will be. If all you want to do is sit back and enjoy the show, you can watch the videos on YouTube or Facebook. 

But MWM Pro gives you an incredible ability to use the classes to get exactly what you need out of them:

  • Early access to the content before it launches on YouTube and Facebook.
  • Keyword search all the lessons at once to quickly find the lessons you need.
  • Keyword search the videos themselves and instantaneously arrive at the point where I discuss what you’re looking for. 
  • Speed up and slow down the videos with the click of a button to learn at your desired pace.
  • Trouble understanding a particular point? Pick any segment of the video you want and set it to repeat until you understand it.
  • Access the transcripts and slides as web pages or downloadable PDFs.
  • Timestamps in the transcripts make it easy to alternate between the transcripts and videos.
  • Download the audio of each lesson to listen when you’re on the go.
  • Expand your knowledge with suggestions for further reading (including both free material and specific page numbers in related textbooks) and access reading material quickly with direct links to related content.
  • Ask questions and discuss the lessons with other MWM Pro users in dedicated forums.


What You’re Paying For

Masterclass With Masterjohn is free. It always has been, and it always will be. If all you want to do is sit back and enjoy the show, you can watch the videos on YouTube or Facebook. 

But MWM Pro gives you an incredible ability to use the classes to get exactly what you need out of them:

  • Early access to the content before it launches on YouTube and Facebook.
  • Keyword search all the lessons at once to quickly find the lessons you need.
  • Keyword search the videos themselves and instantaneously arrive at the point where I discuss what you’re looking for. 
  • Speed up and slow down the videos with the click of a button to learn at your desired pace.
  • Trouble understanding a particular point? Pick any segment of the video you want and set it to repeat until you understand it.
  • Access the transcripts and slides as web pages or downloadable PDFs.
  • Timestamps in the transcripts make it easy to alternate between the transcripts and videos.
  • Download the audio of each lesson to listen when you’re on the go.
  • Expand your knowledge with suggestions for further reading (including both free material and specific page numbers in related textbooks) and access reading material quickly with direct links to related content.
  • Ask questions and discuss the lessons with other MWM Pro users in dedicated forums.


How It Works and What It Costs

I offer two ways to sign up for MWM Pro: the monthly plan and the yearly plan. The features you get in each plan are the same, but the monthly plan offers lower upfront costs while the yearly plan saves you money in the long run and gives you early access to a larger amount of content. After purchasing your membership, you’ll log in to this site and have all the MWM Pro features right at your fingertips.

Watch this video to learn more.

The table below compares and contrasts the two plans:

How It Works and What It Costs

I offer two ways to sign up for MWM Pro: the monthly plan and the yearly plan. The features you get in each plan are the same, but the monthly plan offers lower upfront costs while the yearly plan saves you money in the long run and gives you early access to a larger amount of content. After purchasing your membership, you’ll log in to this site and have all the MWM Pro features right at your fingertips. 

Watch this video to learn more. 

The table below compares and contrasts the two plans:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I guaranteed new content every month? 

No. You are guaranteed access to all MWM Pro features for the entire period for which you pay. Most MWM classes are likely to be 3-4 months long, with two lessons per week ranging from 25 to 45 minutes long. When a class ends, there will likely be a break of approximately one month before the beginning of a new class. I make no guarantee of new classes, however. 

  • Do I pay for each class?

No. Paying for MWM Pro entitles you to Pro features for all MWM classes. Currently, this only entitles you to the energy metabolism class. However, Pro features will soon be added to the antioxidant class, and as soon as they are, all paying Pro members will receive immediate access. If and when new MWM classes are added, you will immediately receive access to them providing your membership is active at that time.

  • Is the content in this course the same as in a biochemistry course?

Not exactly. This class is about breaking down, using, and storing energy. A biochemistry class may cover the synthesis of the many molecules in the cell, but this class covers biosynthesis only in the limited context of where it intersects with energy metabolism. On the other hand, this class covers energy metabolism itself in more detail than many biochemistry classes would, and covers many special topics of nutrition, health, and disease that would not be given much if any attention in the average biochemistry class.

  • Can I see a syllabus or a complete list of lessons?

As I produce the content, I am continually finding new connections and new topics that need to be explored, making the classes multiply. Therefore, I don’t feel comfortable releasing a list of individual lessons for the entire class. However, if you sign up for the yearly membership, you get immediate access to the following lessons: 

1. Thermodynamics, Energy, and Order Why do we have to eat such an enormous amount of food?

2. Activation Energy and Enzymes How we exert exquisite control over what happens inside our bodies.

3. Cellular Respiration What protein, carbs, and fat all share in common.

4. Aconitase and ROS How the cell regulates ATP production according to its own abilities. The role of reactive oxygen species in diabetes.

5. Isocitrate & α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenases and AMPK How the cell regulates ATP production according to its own need for ATP. How exercise acutely stimulates energy utilization and adaptively stimulates fitness.

6. How Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Makes Oxalosuccinate Decarboxylate Itself The foundation of why burning fat for energy requires so little thiamin (vitamin B1), how vitamin B6 allows entry of protein into the citric acid cycle, and a brief look at how transaminase activity is used to diagnose B6 deficiency and liver dysfunction.

7. α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase, A Massive Enzymatic Factory Laying the foundation for seven unforgettable things.

8. 7 Unforgettable Things About α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase Enzymatic coupling. Substrate channeling. Why carbs require twice as much thiamin as fat and how to recognize biochemical signs of thiamin deficiency. Heavy metal and arsenic poisoning. Oxidative stress and neurodegenerative disease. Why methylmalonic acid is diagnostic of vitamin B12 deficiency. How vitamin B6 deficiency causes a unique form of anemia.

If you sign up for the monthly membership, you get immediate access to the first two of these classes.

  • Are there quizzes and exams? 

Not in this class. The fact that I am focusing exclusively on content production is what allows me to make so much high-quality content. It’s also what allows me to offer these Pro features at ridiculously low prices. The yearly plan, for example, costs less than a typical science textbook! And it’s what allows me to offer them to an unlimited number of people. I may eventually offer higher-priced courses with limited seating that have more individualized guidance, evaluation and feedback, but this will not be integrated into MWM Pro.

  • Do you answer questions in the forums?

I will do my best to check in on the forums at least once per week, and I will try to answer the questions that are best answered by me. But the forums are primarily for you. I hope an active community evolves within them where you can help other MWM Pro members with the material and other MWM Pro members can help you. 

  • Can you add ____________?

Maybe! Once you’re an MWM Pro member, you’ll have access to the “feature requests” thread in the forums. If the feature falls within my vision for MWM Pro and can be implemented affordably without excessive hassle, I will consider adding it.

  • Do you have an affiliate program?

You bet! You can sign up here and earn a 20% commission on any new memberships you generate. Refer five people and you’ve paid for your annual plan. Refer more, and suddenly you’re making money. I ask only that you promote the program in an honest manner. Get a membership because you expect to love it, and promote it because you do love it.

  • Do you offer certification?

At the present time, I do not. In the future, I may offer specific courses that provide evaluation, feedback, guidance, and certification. If I do, they will be a much higher priced item than MWM Pro. MWM Pro provides you with incredible tools to self-pace your own learning independently, without direct oversight by me, which helps me keep the price low and helps me focus on creating high-quality content. 

  • Can I pause my subscription access in the middle of a payment period?

Unfortunately, no. To “pause” your MWM Pro membership means to stop future payments temporarily while keeping your account history and login credentials intact. For example, if you purchase a monthly subscription on May 4 and pause it on May 10, you will have access until June 4, after which you lose access until you resume payments. If you purchase a yearly subscription on May 4, 2017 and pause it on May 10, 2017, you will have access until May 4, 2018, after which you will lose access until you resume payments. In either case, you log in to the same account page, view your account history if desired, and resume your subscription with one click. By contrast, if you “canceled” your account, everything would be the same as if you “paused,” except you’d have to create a new account when you want to resume access and payment. While I wish I could offer a pause to your subscription access in the middle of a payment period so you can save your access for a later time, the membership software I use does not currently offer that feature. I will see if they can add it in the future.

  • Can I watch the MWM Pro videos on Apple TV?

You can watch them this way when they come out publicly on YouTube, but you cannot presently watch them in the MWM Pro membership portal this way. I am working behind the scenes to make this a feature, but I cannot promise to implement it within a specific timeframe.

  • How long can I access the material after I purchase the course?

You aren’t technically purchasing a course. MWM Pro will eventually encompass many courses and you are paying for a subscription to the premium features of all courses. Since you are paying for a feature subscription, your access only lasts as long as you keep up your payments. For example, if you purchase the monthly subscription, each monthly payment earns you access for one month, and if you purchase the yearly subscription, each yearly payment earns you access for one year. But, for the life of the program, the content you have access to increases indefinitely over time. If two years from now there are six courses, you pay the same subscription price and have automatic access to premium features for all of them.

  • Do you offer student discounts?

I do not offer student discounts, but consider this. The main biochemistry textbook I use for the energy metabolism class sells on Amazon for $179.51. The average cost of a 3-credit college course is $1782.48. Most online courses that are offered by individuals rather than accredited higher education institutions cost between $300 and $400. MWM Pro is a fusion of textbook and class, designed with features to make it infinitely easier to extract the value you need from it. At $120/year, I am practically giving it away, and doing so very happily. 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I guaranteed new content every month?

No. You are guaranteed access to all MWM Pro features for the entire period for which you pay. Most MWM classes are likely to be 3-4 months long, with two lessons per week ranging from 25 to 45 minutes long. When a class ends, there will likely be a break of approximately one month before the beginning of a new class. I make no guarantee of new classes, however. 

  • Do I pay for each class?

No. Paying for MWM Pro entitles you to Pro features for all MWM classes. Currently, this only entitles you to the energy metabolism class. However, Pro features will soon be added to the antioxidant class, and as soon as they are, all paying Pro members will receive immediate access. If and when new MWM classes are added, you will immediately receive access to them providing your membership is active at that time.

  • Is the content in this course the same as in a biochemistry course?

Not exactly. This class is about breaking down, using, and storing energy. A biochemistry class may cover the synthesis of the many molecules in the cell, but this class covers biosynthesis only in the limited context of where it intersects with energy metabolism. On the other hand, this class covers energy metabolism itself in more detail than many biochemistry classes would, and covers many special topics of nutrition, health, and disease that would not be given much if any attention in the average biochemistry class.

  • Can I see a syllabus or a complete list of lessons?

As I produce the content, I am continually finding new connections and new topics that need to be explored, making the classes multiply. Therefore, I don’t feel comfortable releasing a list of individual lessons for the entire class. However, if you sign up for the yearly membership, you get immediate access to the following lessons: 

1. Thermodynamics, Energy, and Order Why do we have to eat such an enormous amount of food?

2. Activation Energy and Enzymes How we exert exquisite control over what happens inside our bodies.

3. Cellular Respiration What protein, carbs, and fat all share in common.

4. Aconitase and ROS How the cell regulates ATP production according to its own abilities. The role of reactive oxygen species in diabetes.

5. Isocitrate & α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenases and AMPK How the cell regulates ATP production according to its own need for ATP. How exercise acutely stimulates energy utilization and adaptively stimulates fitness.

6. How Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Makes Oxalosuccinate Decarboxylate Itself The foundation of why burning fat for energy requires so little thiamin (vitamin B1), how vitamin B6 allows entry of protein into the citric acid cycle, and a brief look at how transaminase activity is used to diagnose B6 deficiency and liver dysfunction.

7. α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase, A Massive Enzymatic Factory Laying the foundation for seven unforgettable things.

8. 7 Unforgettable Things About α-Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase Enzymatic coupling. Substrate channeling. Why carbs require twice as much thiamin as fat and how to recognize biochemical signs of thiamin deficiency. Heavy metal and arsenic poisoning. Oxidative stress and neurodegenerative disease. Why methylmalonic acid is diagnostic of vitamin B12 deficiency. How vitamin B6 deficiency causes a unique form of anemia.

If you sign up for the monthly membership, you get immediate access to the first two of these classes.

  • Are there quizzes and exams? 

Not in this class. The fact that I am focusing exclusively on content production is what allows me to make so much high-quality content. It’s also what allows me to offer these Pro features at ridiculously low prices. The yearly plan, for example, costs less than a typical science textbook! And it’s what allows me to offer them to an unlimited number of people. I may eventually offer higher-priced courses with limited seating that have more individualized guidance, evaluation and feedback, but this will not be integrated into MWM Pro.

  • Do you answer questions in the forums?

I will do my best to check in on the forums at least once per week, and I will try to answer the questions that are best answered by me. But the forums are primarily for you. I hope an active community evolves within them where you can help other MWM Pro members with the material and other MWM Pro members can help you. 

  • Can you add ____________?

Maybe! Once you’re an MWM Pro member, you’ll have access to the “feature requests” thread in the forums. If the feature falls within my vision for MWM Pro and can be implemented affordably without excessive hassle, I will consider adding it.

  • Do you have an affiliate program?

You bet! You can sign up here and earn a 20% commission on any new memberships you generate. Refer five people and you’ve paid for your annual plan. Refer more, and suddenly you’re making money. I ask only that you promote the program in an honest manner. Get a membership because you expect to love it, and promote it because you do love it.

  • Do you offer certification?

At the present time, I do not. In the future, I may offer specific courses that provide evaluation, feedback, guidance, and certification. If I do, they will be a much higher priced item than MWM Pro. MWM Pro provides you with incredible tools to self-pace your own learning independently, without direct oversight by me, which helps me keep the price low and helps me focus on creating high-quality content. 

  • Can I pause my subscription access in the middle of a payment period?

Unfortunately, no. To “pause” your MWM Pro membership means to stop future payments temporarily while keeping your account history and login credentials intact. For example, if you purchase a monthly subscription on May 4 and pause it on May 10, you will have access until June 4, after which you lose access until you resume payments. If you purchase a yearly subscription on May 4, 2017 and pause it on May 10, 2017, you will have access until May 4, 2018, after which you will lose access until you resume payments. In either case, you log in to the same account page, view your account history if desired, and resume your subscription with one click. By contrast, if you “canceled” your account, everything would be the same as if you “paused,” except you’d have to create a new account when you want to resume access and payment. While I wish I could offer a pause to your subscription access in the middle of a payment period so you can save your access for a later time, the membership software I use does not currently offer that feature. I will see if they can add it in the future.

  • Can I watch the MWM Pro videos on Apple TV?

You can watch them this way when they come out publicly on YouTube, but you cannot presently watch them in the MWM Pro membership portal this way. I am working behind the scenes to make this a feature, but I cannot promise to implement it within a specific timeframe.

  • How long can I access the material after I purchase the course?

You aren’t technically purchasing a course. MWM Pro will eventually encompass many courses and you are paying for a subscription to the premium features of all courses. Since you are paying for a feature subscription, your access only lasts as long as you keep up your payments. For example, if you purchase the monthly subscription, each monthly payment earns you access for one month, and if you purchase the yearly subscription, each yearly payment earns you access for one year. But, for the life of the program, the content you have access to increases indefinitely over time. If two years from now there are six courses, you pay the same subscription price and have automatic access to premium features for all of them.

  • Do you offer student discounts?

I do not offer student discounts, but consider this. The main biochemistry textbook I use for the energy metabolism class sells on Amazon for $179.51. The average cost of a 3-credit college course is $1782.48. Most online courses that are offered by individuals rather than accredited higher education institutions cost between $300 and $400. MWM Pro is a fusion of textbook and class, designed with features to make it infinitely easier to extract the value you need from it. At $120/year, I am practically giving it away, and doing so very happily. 

Satisfied with these answers?

Still have a question? You can contact me using this form. Hope to talk to you soon!

Satisfied with these answers?

Still have a question? You can contact me using this form. Hope to talk to you soon!