Dr. Tommy Wood: Health Optimization at Every Stage of Life
In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Tommy Wood joins our host Boomer Anderson to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:
- What types of markers should you be testing, and when are they necessary?
- What can those in the general population be doing to optimize their health, specifically minimizing cognitive decline and physical decline as they age?
- What do elite level athletes and elite level professionals do differently?
WHO IS DR. TOMMY WOOD?
Dr. Tommy Wood is a Senior Fellow in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Washington, and Chief Scientific Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. He is currently President-elect of Physicians for Ancestral Health, he is a director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Icelandic Health Symposium, and is on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance. Tommy has also coached and competed in multiple sports including rowing, CrossFit, powerlifting, and ultra-endurance racing. Alongside his career in medicine and research, Tommy has published and spoken on multiple topics surrounding functional and ancestral approaches to health, including examining the root causes of multiple sclerosis and insulin resistance.
WHAT DID BOOMER DISCUSS WITH DR. TOMMY WOOD?
What we discuss:
(0:00:04) - Optimizing health and performance
(0:12:53) - Improving infant and child development
(0:22:39) - How dancing and video games impact brain development
(0:29:25) - Development and health in children
(0:42:20) - The importance of comprehensive blood tests
(0:47:33) - Supplements, testing, and anti-aging
(0:57:19) - NAD levels, lifestyle factors, and exercise
(1:10:27) - The environment's impact on the human body
(1:19:00) - Stimulating brain function and behavior change
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