EPISODE 30 - The Athlete-Entrepreneur Mindset, Goal-Setting & Lifestyle Hacks w/ Jason Burke

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with successful entrepreneur, fashion leader and Canada's most influential sneakerhead Jason Burke to talk about the similarities between sports and start-up life, setting goals to reverse-engineer success, how he overcame significant life and business challenges to succeed, as well as his nutrition, exercise and napping habits that fuel his creativity and productivity. Jason shares some simple, actionable and insightful take-aways to upgrade your mindset and success.

"Lay-Ups"

1)          Movement – Even if you’re an early riser, start your day with movement to boost creativity.

2)          Goals - start with your long-term goal (i.e 10 years from now) and work backwards to lay out the best path for your career.

3)          Community – Jason’s peers growing up were all driven high-performers, which fueled his desire to perform. Surround yourself with like-minded people.

 "Performance Hacks"

1)          Chunking Tasks – in 3-hour intervals throughout the day

2)          Naps – Like many productive “early-riser” entrepreneurs, Jason takes a 20-30 minute power nap in the afternoon.

3)          Mindset – Let go of your entrepreneurial fear, jump in with both feet

Coffee Talk

No coffee. Hydration upon rising.

About Jason Burke

Canada’s Most Influential Sneakerhead in the sneaker revolution, a culture that has shaped his world, feeding his competitive nature through team sport, lifting him through the trials of being singled out, building a platform for his creative vision in trend and style, and leading himon a global career that has connected him to an incredible network of like-minded revolutionaries.

Jason provides his unique lens on culture, forecasting trends, and carefully curated collection via his website and company snkrbox.

Follow Jason on Instagram and check out his Facebook page.

EPISODE 19 - The Athlete's Gut & Rebooting Your Digestion w/ Dr. Tommy Wood MD

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Cambridge and Oxford graduate Dr. Tommy Wood MD for a deep dive into the "athlete's gut" and common digestive complaints. He discusses the "keystone" bacteria that make up a healthy gut, common triggers that lead to dysbiosis, how intense training impacts the gut, as well as solutions on the testing, food and supplement front to restore optimal gut health. Dr. Tommy drops a lot of "knowledge bombs" in this episode...take notes!

Healthy Gut "Lay Ups" From This Episode (simple, easy, actionable takeaways)

1) Akkermansia and Bifidobacterium are "keystone" bacteria that make up a healthy gut.

2) "Good" gut bacteria produce healthy levels of butyrate (a short-chain saturated fat) in the colon. High levels of buytrate in the gut reflect a healthy gut microbiota. 

3) Dysbiosis and leaky gut triggers include antibiotics, NSAIDSs, excess stress, lack of sleep, Western diet.

Healthy Gut "Performance Hacks" In This Episode

1) Intense exercise is a major stressor to the gut, leading to acute hyper-permeability or leaky gut. Training "smart" and "efficient" is crucial to off-set trauma.

2) "Fat Bombs" can worsen leaky gut and endotoxin uptake into bloodstream. (Proceed with caution - context matters).

Coffee Talk

Dr. Tommy's "Keto Creamer" & Barefoot Morning Walk -  1-2 egg yolks, a bit of heavy cream & a tablespoon of his own NBT MCT oil, along with a barefoot walk!

About Dr. Tommy Wood MD

Dr. Tommy has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. Tommy is the Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. Close to 1,000 athletes have been through the NBT program, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions.

Tommy has coached and competed in multiple sports including rowing, (ultra)-endurance events, CrossFit, and powerlifting. He also holds positions as President-elect of Physicians for Ancestral Health, is a Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance advisory board. Follow Tommy on Twitter @DrRagnar

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