“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

In Health,

Keith

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Keith Norris is a former standout athlete, a military vet, and an elite strength and conditioning expert with over 35 years of in-the-trenches experience. As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is an owner, co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo conference in the world, Paleo f(x) . As well, Keith is a partner in one of the most innovative lines of boutique training studios in the nation, Efficient Exercise. He’s also a partner in ARXFit training equipment, and a founding member of ID Life. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks Keith! I’m a big podcast consumer as well–for the same reason. I actually have come to almost enjoy the commute because of them (and the odd book or two).

    I went right over to iTunes and subscribed to Super Human Radio (yeah, it’s on there as well as the site you gave). Looks like a lot of interesting topics.

    I remember Dr. Connelly back from the earlier Met-Rx days, and I remember him being all about the engineered protein. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say now.

    Cheers,
    Bill

    • amphibiman,
      I’m really curious as to what Dr. Connelly’s take is on the lactose/insulin response issue. Maybe the response is mitigated by the high fat concentration, or some other substrate found in the milk. We’ll see.

  2. Have you read Laird Hamilton’s new book? He’s totally paleo without admitting it, but he uses Muscle Milk, suprisingly and raw dairy as well. I think you’re right, the fatter the milk, or whatever dairy, the lesser the insulin response.

    • BC,
      I haven’t read Laird’s book, but I do appreciate his athleticism. His drive, vision and focus are incredible. I believe that he’d have excelled at whatever sport he’d chosen to pursue. And I agree about whole, raw dairy. There is some combination therein that at least makes it tolerable to most humans. My aim, though, is to ferret out whether or not it is actually beneficial to the human genome.

  3. I’m really interested in this too. Obviously some naturally occuring sugar (i.e. fructose) can be ok provided it’s in moderation and accompanied by insulin-muting fat or fiber. I really want to hear about exactly what is known about the auto-immune situation related to consumption of dairy proteins and etc.

    Can’t wait for your follow up on this!

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