Wild Ideas Worth Living: Rhonda Patrick


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Rhonda Patrick on health hacks for performance and longevity.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is a key component to living wildly. That’s why I’m so excited to have on Dr. Rhonda Patrick. You may have heard her on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show or on her own podcast, Found My Fitness. She’s done research on and has interviewed some of the top scientists in their field about things like breath work, sauna, training, fasting and more.

Rhonda’s wild idea: To combine her love of research and science into a podcast and site where she helps educate people about health and well being practices.

Rhonda and I actually know each other from teaching surfing together at the Surf Diva Surf School in our early twenties. We reconnected a year ago when I was researching a story about Wim Hof for Outside magazine, who she’s spent some time with. I love how she takes complex scientific studies and puts them into plain English so more people (like myself) can understand them.

On this show, we talk about health hacks, increasing performance on the road or trail, how she got the wild idea to create her own site full of health and science information instead of going the traditional tenure track and working at a university, and how she got the attention of influencers.

Listen to this episode if:

  • You love trying new health hacks.
  • You’ve thought about using a sauna.
  • You’re intrigued by time-restricted eating and/or fasting.
  • You’re curious about the benefits of different types of exercise and which is best.
  • You want to pave your own career path in health or science.