Are you a mitochondriac? 

If you don't know what that means, no worries.

You will be after this episode.

Today's guest, Dr. Jack Kruse — neurosurgeon, mito-hacker, and author of Epi-Paleo Rx: The Prescription for Disease Reversal and Optimal Health — joins me on today's episode as we delve deep into the science of light, water, and magnetism.

Today's episode is long and dense.

And the show notes... are even longer and perhaps more dense.

Jack and I talk water quality, electromagnetism, and why light — or better yet — human photosynthesis — may be more important than food.

But I think my favorite part of this episode is when I hit Dr. Kruse with a not-so-brief round of rapid-fire questions hidden near the end. So be sure to stick around.

Full disclosure: I forgot to plug in my fancy-pants podcaster mic and the sound quality isn't what it should be. But sue me. What was I going to do? Tell Jack to start over? I don't think so.

But in today's episode you'll learn: 

  • Why the time of year and the light you eat under may make food toxic,
  • How WiFi effects carbohydrate addiction,
  • The three essential pieces of equipment Jack recommends everyone buy, and...
  • Much, much more.

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Episode Breakdown

  • Jack discusses what sets his online work apart from the rest of the ancestral health community
  • Jack breaks down what Quantum Mechanics is and how that affects the planet’s food web
  • Why Jack says light is more important than food
  • Why people are addicted to poor light environments
  • Jack discusses how frequencies of light effect our bodies on a cellular level
  • Why proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are linked to light frequencies (340hz) and mitochondrial health
  • Why Jack was mocked by a doctor at Paleo FX for eating a banana
  • How the time of year and the light you eat under can make food toxic
  • What Jack says made his work controversial
  • Why Jack pushes people to ask for a farmer’s growth chart at farmer’s markets
  • Why farmers want to show you what’s seasonal for your latitude and location
  • The problem Jack sees with the ancestral health and paleo movement
  • Why doctors are quantifying zip codes and how they’re related to mitochondrial dysfunction 
  • Why Jack says people on LCHF (low-carb high-fat) diets plateau
  • Jack describes why LCHF in a strong UV light environment is an absolute mistake
  • The change Jack wants people to understand
  • Why people in the stroke belt have so many problems with eye diseases
  • Why Jack has found people in the Gulf easier to deal with than people in Nashville
  • Why health gurus need to understand the way they deliver their message is part of their problem (Hint: it’s not their words)
  • Why non-native EMF and blue light can raise blood glucose and insulin
  • Why Jack says vitamin D levels are so low in San Diego and LA
  • What is a mitochondriac? 
  • Jack’s prescription for anyone who spends most days under fluorescent lights
  • Why you need personal context when describing your health with Dr. Kruse
  • Jack describes the big elephant in the room
  • Why big names in the paleo industry are spending big bucks on lab work
  • Why it’s easier to learn about light, water, and magnetism today than it was 12 years ago
  • One reason why research biochemists and research scientists in the paleo community get upset with Dr. Kruse
  • What happens to our health when we go from 1g to 5g networks
  • Jack shares a story of one of his students and the ill-effects of WiFi
  • How WiFi effects carbohydrate addiction
  • Jack describes non-linear and the duality of light
  • How an electron spin determines free radical signaling
  • How power lines change the electromagnetic field 90,000 kilometers above the earth
  • Why Jack says drinking Malbec wine and eating blueberries on the beach in Mexico wouldn’t have effected James 
  • Why is food a half-truth?
  • The labs Dr. Kruse suggests James keep an eye as a baseline
  • The three essential pieces of equipment Jack suggests everyone buy
  • Jack tells a story of hacking his friend’s Mercedes
  • Jack gives two examples of two protocols he gives to his patients
  • Jack explains the tibial compression test and what he uses it for
  • Why wants his patients to be outside, barefoot, in the sun, between the hours of 11am-1pm for 15-30 minutes
  • Red light therapy and how Jack might tell a patient to use it
  • Why Jack doesn’t like the word “biohack” and the word he prefers instead
  • Why the Sphinx is Jack’s poster child 
  • Rapid-fire questions (1:01) — DO NOT MISS! 

Questions I Ask 

  1. “How is your online work different from the rest of the ancestral health community?"
  2. “What exactly is your perspective on light and how do we better understand its effects on our physiology?"
  3. “How would I get to know, for myself, exactly what I should be eating depending on my location?"
  4. “Are we to limit our food choices?” 
  5. “Is there another option for someone like myself other than changing out the light bulbs inside my house?"
  6. “So if we have the light situation figured out and we’re drinking spring water straight from the mountain, where do we go from there?"
  7. “Is this part of some larger scheme?"
  8. “Other than Andrew Marino’s book Going Somewhere, there are other books you would have us read — correct?"
  9. “What are some of the things in your own practice that you do help people with?"
  10. “Which laser device are you speaking of, by the way?"
  11. “So it’s your passion that’s holding you back from actually going full bore into moving to a new location and taking this to the next level?” 

NOTE: Many more questions are asked and answered in the rapid-fire question round towards the end of this episode.

Mentioned Resources

Epi-Paleo Rx: The Prescription for Disease Reversal and Optimal Health by Dr. Jack Kruse

Epi-Paleo Rx: The Prescription for Disease Reversal and Optimal Health by Dr. Jack Kruse

Quote Highlight

"I always tell people this: Over supplemented or overmedicated with food comes from being undereducated about light. Dr. Jack Kruse

Who is Dr. Jack Kruse?

Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, and Age Management Group. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse's research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog, www.JackKruse.com, gets over 150,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa).

Contact Jack, Here:

Website: www.jackkruse.com

Social media: FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn

Music Credit:

Master of Puppets by Metallica

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