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.

Five Things Every Athlete Needs to Do to Succeed

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  1. An interesting scientific paper we've read with actionable advice.
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World Champion Rower and Ketone Monoester Researcher Brianna Stubbs

Brianna Stubbs, PhD is an extraordinary woman on multiple levels. She was the youngest person ever to row across the English Channel, has represented GB at every age level and won gold at the World U23 Championships in 2013, and again at the senior level at the 2016 World Championships ...

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The Critical Role of Oestradiol for Women’s Cognition

Dr Ann Hathaway, MD has been successfully treating women and men with bioidentical hormones and other natural remedies since 1995. She is a member of the prestigious Institute for Functional Medicine and is a director of the Orthomolecular Health Medicine Board.

Tommy and I met Dr Hathaway at the Buck ...

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How to Use Biomedical Testing for Obstacle Course Racing Performance

The ketogenic diet has many promising applications including better management of type 1 diabetes and as an adjunct cancer therapy. Thirty-five thousand people signed up for the Keto Summit where we talked about other applications including neurological diseases, fat loss and improved athletic performance. If you adopted a high-fat paleo-type ...

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Why We Get Fat and What You Should Really Do About It

My guests this week are two of the brightest minds in the health and fitness industry. The first is my own Chief Medical Officer, Tommy Wood, MD PhD. Tommy is currently working as a visiting scientist researching neonatal brain injury at the University of Washington. He received his undergraduate degree ...

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How to Think Yourself Younger, Healthier, and Faster

Several years ago, I learned about mindfulness the hard way. I was eating a cardiologist recommended diet that apparently wasn’t working for me and I failed to pay attention to any of the warning signs. The first person to draw attention to my mindlessness was the woman who is ...

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How to Test and Predict Blood, Urine and Stool for Health, Longevity and Performance

Dr Tim Gerstmar practices Naturopathic Medicine at his Redmond, WA office, Aspire Natural Health. He specialises in working with people with digestive and autoimmune problems, and has worked with many of the most difficult to treat situations using a blend of natural and conventional medicine. He treats patients locally, throughout ...

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High Ketones and Carbs at the Same Time? Great Performance Tip or Horrible Idea…

Coach and exercise physiologist Dr Mike T. Nelson pulled me to one side recently after seeing the results of my little experiment with a ketone ester supplement. In this interview, you’ll learn about why Dr. Mike thinks we should exercise caution before regularly simultaneously raising blood glucose and ketones ...

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Why You Should Skip Oxaloacetate Supplementation, Fueling for Your Activity and More!

Tommy and I recorded this interview in person at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging where we were attending Dr. Dale Bredesen’s training for reversing cognitive decline. If you’ve yet to discover Dr. Bredesen’s amazing work, I’d highly recommend his STEM-Talk interview. My attempt to ...

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Getting Stronger

Hormetism is the application of progressive, intermittent stress to overcome challenges and grow stronger physically, mentally and emotionally. As athletes, we intuitively understand the hormetic effect of exercise but did you know that cold, altitude, plant toxins and even straining slightly to read can all be used to help us ...

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How to Teach Machines That Can Learn

Machine learning is fast becoming a part of our lives. From the order in which your search results and news feeds are ordered to the image classifiers and speech recognition features on your smartphone. Machine learning may even have had a hand in choosing your spouse or driving you to ...

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How to Use Biomedical Testing for IRONMAN Performance

After a rocky start to the season, NBT client Bob McRae turned everything around using our performance orientated functional medicine program for athletes. "I had the best race of my life yesterday, beyond my imagination." said 47-year old McRae, after his first age-group win (by 14-minutes) and 6th overall at ...

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