The Nourish Balance Thrive podcast is designed to help you perform better. Christopher Kelly, your host, is co-founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online clinic using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. On the podcast, Chris interviews leading minds in medicine, nutrition and health, as well as world-class athletes and members of the NBT team, to give you up-to-date information on the lifestyle changes and personalized techniques being used to make people go faster – from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions.

Why Cholesterol Levels Have No Effect on Cardiovascular Disease (And Things to Think about Instead)

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is a medical doctor, author, speaker, and sceptic living in Cheshire, England.  His evidence-based arguments refute the lipid hypothesis and other ideas related to chronic illness that has resulted in a pervasive culture of fear and misinformation.  His popular blog features an ongoing series of posts on ...

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Rethinking Positive Thinking

Psychologist, researcher and author Gabriele Oettingen, PhD. has been studying human behaviour for over 30 years, with a focus on goal setting and turning positive fantasies into reality. She has written over 150 scientific articles and book chapters relating to social and personality psychology, developmental and educational psychology, and health ...

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How to Use Wearable Technology to Track Training and Recovery

Don Moxley is an exercise physiologist and the Sports Scientist for the Ohio State University Wrestling Team.  With a passion for teaching and coaching, he specializes in fitness and athletic assessment, training, and performance optimization.  Under his guidance, the OSU team won their first-ever National Championship in 2015, and individuals ...

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The Dog as the Ultimate Health Upgrade (an Introduction for Pre-Contemplators)

Of all the things I’ve done to improve my own health, getting a dog has been one of the most important.   Today’s podcast is really an informal conversation with my good friend, FDN practitioner and health coach, Toréa Rodriguez.  Toréa has been on the podcast several ...

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How to Drop Your Cholesterol

Dave Feldman is a software engineer who discovered for himself the benefits of a ketogenic diet in April 2015, experiencing what he describes as “seven blissful months” - until getting some labs back that included a 300+ total cholesterol.  He learned he was a “hyper-responder,” which inspired him to learn all ...

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How Not to Die of Cardiovascular Disease

Ivor Cummins is a Biochemical Engineer who in 2012 was disturbed by a set of his own abnormal blood test results. Consultation with multiple doctors yielded little insight into the cause of his elevated cholesterol, ferritin and GGT so he turned to his analytical roots to study the problem. In ...

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How to Optimise Nutrition for Pregnancy

Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and author, and she’s back on the podcast today to talk about her latest book, Real Food for Pregnancy.  Her aim is to impact the health of the next generation by getting better nutrition information into the hands of ...

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Optimal Diet and Movement for Healthspan, Amplified Intelligence and More with Ken Ford

Dr. Kenneth Ford is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), a research institute that is home to world-class scientists and engineers focused on building technology that extends human cognition, perception, locomotion and resilience. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from ...

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How to Measure Readiness to Train

Val Nasedkin is the Co-Founder & Vice President of Business Development for Omegawave, a company that merges the fields of neurology, cardiology, and exercise physiology with mobile computer technology.  Using EKG, HRV, and DC potential measurements, Omegawave devices offer sports-specific outputs on readiness to train and guidance for achieving specific physiological ...

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Why We Self-Sabotage (And What to Do Instead)

Author, educator, and psychologist Simon Marshall, PhD, is back on the podcast today to discuss the profound impact of mindset on athletic performance.  He describes the driving forces behind self-sabotage and exercise addiction and actually sheds light on some of my own cognitive barriers to winning.  Simon’s brilliance truly ...

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The Epidemic We Don’t Talk About

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that for the second year in a row the life expectancy in the US has declined - a change that is largely influenced by an increase in drug overdose among young people.  Everyone in every community has been affected by addiction ...

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Machine Learning for Blood Chemistry Interpretation

We’ve switched things up for this episode, with Dr. Bryan Walsh asking the questions and me on the other side of the microphone.  We’re talking about our new Blood Chemistry Calculator – the product of lab data from tens of thousands of people and a machine learning algorithm called ...

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