Men’s Health, Hormones, and Longevity – w/ Dr. Anthony Balduzzi – Episode #49

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi is changing an entire generation of men. After losing his father as a child, he became committed to learning the best ways for men to live the longest and healthiest lives as possible. After completing medical school and spending years as a bodybuilder, he became a fitness coach and created the Fit Father Project – a health and wellness company aimed at helping men (especially “older men”) lose weight, build muscle, and get their energy back.

In this episode we discuss the fundamentals of living a long, strong, healthy life. We talk about hormones, diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, breathwork, and lots more.

In this episode we dive in to the following:

  • Anthony’s personal story, experiencing his father’s early death, which led to his background in personal training, bodybuilding, and medical school.

  • The philosophy of the Fit Father Project – simple and sustainable health and wellness for busy men.

  • The fitness world can teach someone what the medical world neglects.

  • Ben’s 100 year old grandfather.

  • Slowing down aging without becoming obsessed with it.

  • How to better manage hormones as we get older.

  • What the “ideal aging process” looks like.

  • The misconception around aging – are we really simply just alive and moving straight toward death?

  • How to limit the amount of damage we accrue that could affect our life cycle through: the food we ingest, the quality of air we breathe, the exercise we do, and managing our stress levels.

  • What things kill most people and how can we prevent them from happening to ourselves?

  • Fasting and how it contributes to a rejuvenation process throughout the body.

  • 4 square meals a day – criticisms.

  • Bodybuilding – not always necessarily conducive to living the longest life.

  • Testosterone levels – are important, but not the only factor in living a long and healthy life.

  • Methods of boosting testosterone.

  • The importance of keeping cortisol and testosterone levels balanced

  • An explanation of Daniel Buettner’s work – the fundamentals to living a long life.

  • The “typical man’s man” and why this isn’t always a healthy lifestyle practice.

  • How to do at home hormone testing with Let’s Get Checked.

  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) – once you start, it’s hard to stop.

  • Other T boosters – high intensity exercise, vitamin D3, sunbathing, living as close to nature as possible and eating real, non-processed foods.

  • The implications of Xenoestrogens and where it can be found in our daily routines.

  • Important vitamins and minerals for maintaining healthy testosterone levels.

  • The immense benefits of doing hot and cold therapy.

  • Why prolonged fasting is so beneficial in terms of cleaning out our “tubes”.

  • The work of John Rose and Dr. Zach Bush – learning about juicing and the gut.

  • The plethora of benefits of breathing through the nose.

  • Wim Hof style breathwork – how it works and why cyclic and rounds breathwork can aid in healing our bodies.

  • How the breath is the access point to our nervous system and why it is very important to be conscious of our breathing.

  • Is it possible for men to keep their testosterone levels high? How do we combat its natural decline with aging – and should we do so?

  • When is the right time to start looking into TRT – if ever?

  • Why testosterone levels and lifestyle factors need to be used together.

  • The various implications of increasing testosterone.

  • The importance of getting morning sunshine and supplementing with D3 if you live in an area with lack of sunlight.

  • The Fit Father Project’s testosterone supplement.

  • An explanation of adaptogens and how they can help deal with stress.

  • Anthony’s opinion on drinking coffee.

  • The importance of incorporating meaningful work, service, and social connection into one’s life.

  • The distinction between meaningful work and work that can make you a lot of money.

  • True happiness is found through self-transcendent practices.

  • The importance of keeping your brain active in order to reduce cognitive decline – especially through a daily meditation practice.

This was a huge episode with a ton of information covered. Bookmark it, listen to it again, share it with your friends.

Links

Fit Father Project Website

Fit Father Project on YouTube

Fit Father Project on Facebook

Fit Father Project on Instagram

Anthony’s Twitter

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