“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Here is the podcast version of the final installment of Super Human Radio’s, Insulin-related discussion with Dr. Scott Connelly. I think you’ll find that while the first three of these interviews were skewed heavily toward the analytical, this interview deals more with real-world applications. And while I find the science behind any phenomenon to be, in just about every instance, fascinating, it’s of little use to me if I can’t realistically implement those theories within the context of my day-to-day life. This segment gets down to where the rubber meets the road. This is the nitty-gritty of the practical methods of controlling insulin levels.
Also, I’d like to send a very special shout-out to Carl Lanor, host of the Super Human Radio show. This is one of my absolute favorite physical culture-related information outlets. I love the podcast format alternative, as the segments fit nicely within the time bounds of my daily “hella-commute”. Just making the most of my idle time (mama would be so proud!) In all seriousness, though, Carl continually hosts highly respected and knowledgeable people from the health and fitness world on his show, and he always asks pertinent, informative questions. And Carl’s guest for these particular discussions, Dr. Scott Connelly, is a class act in his own right. If you want to learn sports performance and recovery science, he’s your man.
Toward the end of this segment, you’ll hear Dr. Connelly sing the praises of raw dairy in general, and whey protein specifically. Whoa! What did he say? Yeah, that’s what I said, too. Now, if there’s one thing I’ve come to know about Dr. Connelly, it’s that he never trumpets a substance without first having done extensive due diligence on that said substance. Dr. Connelly doesn’t get into the specifics of why he believes raw dairy (and whey, specifically) to be superior source of protein, so I took Carl up on his offer to ask Dr. Connelly specifically about this. Carl is planning a follow-up session with Dr. Connelly – a question and answer format segment that should be very interesting. I’ll pass on the good doctor’s answer in a future post. I did ask specifically about the lactose/insulin factor, and about the possible immune/inflammatory problems with dairy. I’m really curious as to what Dr. Connelly has to say on this issue.