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Biohacking Superhuman Performance

Jul 13, 2021

In this week’s episode, Dr Elizabeth Yurth is back on the podcast talking about fat loss in particular for stubborn cases where people just seem to get stuck…we talk about some of the newer options on the market including Semaglutide (Ozempic) and how an immune peptide – Thymosin Alpha 1 – may also play a role.  We also explore unconventional applications for various compounds including how a medication developed to treat arthritis might actually help with weight loss and how Semaglutide might also play a role in brain health.   As always, Dr. Yurth and Nathalie cover a lot of ground, enjoy the episode!


Meet This Week’s Guest

Dr. Elizabeth Yurth is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Boulder Longevity Institute. Dr. Yurth obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of California. Along with her 25 + years as a practicing orthopedist specializing in sports, spine, and regenerative medicine, Dr. Yurth is double-Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine. She has a Stanford-affiliated Fellowship in Sports and Spine Medicine, and a dual-Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Yurth has also completed a Fellowship in Human Potential and Epigenetic Medicine, is part of the first cohort of providers to receive the A4M National Peptide Certification, and is a faculty member and national lecturer for both A4M and the International Peptide Society.  She is a member of IPS’s very first Peptide Mastermind Group, comprised of a small elite group of national peptide experts.

Dr. Yurth has completed over 500 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) training in the areas of Longevity, Epigenetics, Nutrition, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Regenerative Peptide Treatments, and Regenerative Orthopedic Procedures. As an athlete herself who has dealt with numerous injuries, Dr. Yurth is thrilled to share with her clients all the innovative, life-changing treatments that are on the cutting-edge of medicine. 


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Key Takeaways

[07:00] Using GLP-1 agonist’s for fat loss and obesity…

[9:00] Semaglutide (Ozempic) may be the most effective GLP-1 antagonist - how does it work exactly?

[14:00] Can Semaglutide help with brain health and even treat Alzheimer’s?  What are the mechanisms at play?

[20:42] Optimizing digestion in order to increase results with GLP-1 agonist’s. Is digestion the key to improving a host of health issues?

[25:33] Options for those people who truly cannot lose weight. 

[29:35] Amlexanox the arthritis drug for weight loss – what gives?

[31:40] Using Thymosin Alpha 1 for weight loss patients

[36:38] Improving performance with Viagra and leucine

[43:20] Fine-tuning dosage of GLP-1’s  for fat loss



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Disclaimer:  This podcast and the information presented are for informational purposes only and not intended to diagnose or treat disease.  Before making any changes to your nutrition or supplementation please check with your physician or health provider.


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