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.

How to Identify and Treat Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

Dr. Nicky Keay, BA, MA (Cantab), MB BChir, MRCP is a physician and researcher with an extensive background in endocrinology and sports/exercise medicine. Her personal background as a ballet dancer and choreographer led to her long-standing interest in the effects of high-level training and inadequate nutrition on women’s ...

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Why Most People Never Learn From Their Mistakes - But Some Do

Performance psychologist Dr. Simon Marshall, PhD is with me on the podcast today to talk about one of my favourite topics: growth mindset. A year ago Simon introduced me to the book Mindset by Carol Dweck and reading it made me aware of some of my own limiting beliefs about ...

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Why Your Diet Isn't Working: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm

For today’s podcast, I’ve rounded up several of the NBT coaches to look more deeply at the single factor that is capable of improving athletic performance, mood, testosterone levels, blood glucose, fatigue, productivity, stress tolerance and gut health. We’re talking about sleep - the under-rated and often slighted ...

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Ancestral Health Symposium ‘18 Recap

Last month the NBT team had a rare live meet-up at the Ancestral Health Symposium in Bozeman, Montana. While there, we had a chance to see many of our previous podcasts guests in person presenting their latest work. For this podcast, we passed the microphone around and shared our impressions ...

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How to Use Time-Restricted Eating to Reverse Disease and Optimize Health

Dr. Satchin Panda, PhD. is a professor and researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and a founding executive member of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on circadian rhythms and ...

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A New Metric for Predicting Athletic Performance

Alessandro (Alex) Ferretti has been practicing nutritional therapy for over 15 years.  He formed Equilibria Health Ltd. in 2004, which is now recognized as one of the UK’s leading providers of nutrition education. He has lectured internationally on the subjects of nutrition and human performance, and his current focus ...

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How to Reconcile Performance with Longevity

Performance isn’t as much as a priority as longevity is now, but I still love to compete.  This dilemma, so well stated by one of our clients, got us thinking.  It’s well documented that exercise extends both lifespan and healthspan, and the people we work with typically have ...

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Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs): The Controversy, the Science, and How to Protect Yourself

Indiegogo campaign: Medical Study on Hashimoto's Disease and AIP

Dr. Joseph Mercola is a board-certified physician and best-selling author whose name has become synonymous with natural health. He’s long been a controversial figure in the public eye, thanks to his outspoken opposition to the norms of the medical ...

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How to Measure Immune Balance Using Blood Testing

We launched the Blood Chemistry Calculator six months ago and have come to rely on it for our Elite Performance Program clients as an initial screening tool and measure of ongoing progress. With the input of 39 basic blood chemistry markers, the calculator uses a machine-learning algorithm to predict health ...

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How to Assess an Athlete: The Best Principles, Methods, and Devices to Use

Educator, coach, and exercise physiologist Dr. Mike T. Nelson is back on the podcast today.  With a PhD in Exercise Physiology, Mike has made learning and teaching about the human body his life’s work. He has published research in physiology and engineering journals and speaks internationally on topics related ...

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NBT Olympians: Leif Nordgren

Minnesota-raised biathlete Leif Nordgren started skiing when he was just three and shot his first rifle at 14. He won a bronze at the Youth World Championships in 2008 and went on to join the US biathlon team, participating in his first world championship in 2011. Leif has competed in ...

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How to Entrain Your Circadian Rhythm for Perfect Sleep and Metabolic Health

Greg Potter, PhD is the Content Director at humanOS.me, an online platform that uses a behaviour change model to help people lead more healthy lives. He creates online courses and other content to teach about the impact of lifestyle on health and recently spoke at the Biohacker Summit in ...

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