The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 901 with Dr. Rhonda Patrick

Episode Number: 901
Episode Guest: Dr. Rhonda Patrick
Original Airdate: January 19, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Onnit, Blue Apron, Lyft, Caveman Coffee

Guest Bio: Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a Ph.D in biomedical science and expert on nutritional health. Her podcasts and other videos can be found at

Topics Discussed: Handwriting notes; teen falls in love with undercover cop in marijuana sting, gets arrested; running improves short-term memory recall; Joe ran a 5K a few days earlier; pushing yourself mentally and physically can make you a super-ager; you start to lose brain mass at 20 years old; running helps you think; hitting a bag helps Joe clear his head; humans were designed for stress; Joe thinks people who do Jiu Jitsu are more relaxed; Rhonda talks about surfing; Shane Dorian at Jaws 1 video; Rhonda talks about wiping out and panicking while surfing; sharks; Malibu shark drone video; shark fin soup; Rhonda won’t eat swordfish because of mercury; Rhonda says to eat wild Alaskan salmon, cod; Joe had an issue with arsenic from eating too many sardines; garlic helps pull mercury out of your body; Joe eats multiple cloves of garlic when he’s sick; sulforaphane; freezing certain vegetables can double the amount of sulforaphane; sulforaphane can help with autism, schizophrenia, depression, and prevent cancer/prostate cancer; more sulforaphane talk; broccoli sprouts are the best source of sulforaphane; mustard seed powder; how to buy/grow good broccoli sprouts; broccoli sprout powder(1:00:00) Prostafin; Crucera; many supplements don’t actually contain what they say they do; Rhonda recommends buying Thorne Research supplements; Rhonda recommends a sprouting kit from Amazon; mental diseases and lack of proper nutrition; Rhonda talks about depression studies; side-effects of antidepressants; Joe talks about Ari Shaffir’s experiences with antidepressants; antidepressants affect people differently; depression can be inflammation-driven; our immune system is connected to the brain; stress hormones can affect gut bacteria; don’t get blood work done after a traumatic event; pharmaceuticals aren’t a “magic bullet”; how exercise can help reduce depression; people are scared of discomfort; people would rather take a pill than try to exercise; it’s hard for people to start something new; people avoid things that make them uncomfortable; forcing yourself to exercise is learned; not exercising is bad physically and mentally; momentum; transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy and motivation; Radiolab “9-Volt Nirvana” podcast episodetranscranial direct-current stimulation; the human body is so variable; the body is a race car you can “juice up” yourself; you can’t stop aging but you can age better; The War of Art book; nicotinamide mononucleotide and nicotinamide riboside (2:00:00) pterostilbene; Peter Thiel wants to inject himself with young people’s blood; Aubrey de Grey; actors who seem to defy aging; sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated ageing; Joe talks to Rhonda about his shoulder issues and stem cell injections from Total Sports Medicine; bone broth supplement; mice and myostatin blockers; before and after pictures; Bigger Stronger Faster documentary; more Aubrey de Grey talk; time-restricted eating talk; Kevin Rose’s app Zero to help you to fast; drinking coffee or tea is not part of fasting; try to eat within a nine-hour window; shift workers are more likely to get cancer and diabetes; time-restricted eating can increase muscle; Satchidananda Panda; saturated fat increases LDL (bad) cholesterol; saturated fat was demonized; Joe talks about how the sugar industry shifted the blame to fat; trans fats; refined sugar makes saturated fat dangerous.

My Thoughts: Three hours of talk about the body and Rhonda citing medical studies. Lots of talk about depression.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #901 available for streaming via YouTube.

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