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Nov 30, 2017

Thomas DeLauer is one of the leading experts in the world of chronic inflammation as well as the response of the human body to a low-carb diet. He is noted for his personal transformation from a 280-pound overweight corporate executive to not only being on the cover of health and fitness magazines worldwide but pioneering some of the mainstream awareness of auto-immune diseases and inflammation in general!

Thomas been highlighted in over 20 magazines showcasing his transformation and has been featured worldwide on the cover of Ironman Magazine, Muscle and Performance Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, ICON Magazine, Platform Magazine and Ironman Japan. His background is in Sports Psychology, although it is this passion for psychology coupled with a career in healthcare as a physician recruiter and owner of an ancillary lab services company that sparked his love for nutritional science and what makes the body tick. He is currently working on a project in the 2nd phase of trials with Doctors at UCLA to identify a strain of bacteria that may help modulate inflammation within the body. It is partially due to his involvement in this study that he has developed such an interest in the world of cellular inflammation in the first place. Residing near Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, three dogs, two horses, and soon to be first son. Thomas promotes a lifestyle of living as close to the earth as possible to obtain the best possible results while still achieving maximum performance in very possible area of life.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The top nutrients Thomas plans on feeding his newborn son to enhance his health...[10:00]

-The tactics Tom used to go "from a 280-pound overweight corporate executive to not only being on the cover of health and fitness magazines"...[13:10]

-The intriguing connection between an inability to lose fat and the presence of inflammation...[18:00]

-How a special form of lactobacillus 456 can colonize the gut and cause a quelling of inflammation and enhanced fat loss...[22:15]

-Whether you would want to combine a ketone such as beta-hydroxy-butyrate with glucose and when that would be a problem...[34:12]

-Why Thomas believes curcumin should not be combined with black pepper, and better ways to improve absorption of curcumin...[40:45 & 43:45]

-Why excess iron is a big problem for your gut, and how to get rid of it using something called "lactoferrin"...[53:10]

-The single herbal extract that Thomas considers to fly under the radar but that has an extremely powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect...[60:23]

-The answer to the "million dollar" question on when you wouldn't want to quell inflammation...[65:30]

-And much more...

Resources from this episode:

-The Purathrive anti-inflammatory compound Thomas and I discuss (get a 15% discount with this link) -The shocking before-after photos of Thomas after he lost all his weight and became a magazine cover model -USWellnessMeats headcheese and braunschweiger -My baby nutrition podcast with Dr. Thomas Cowan -My podcast on "Deep Nutrition" with Cate Shanahan -Viome full bacterial analysis podcast with Naveen Jain -The Greenfield Longevity Testing Packages for inflammation

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Thomas or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!