The BEST Health Optimization Podcast Of 2019: My Top 7 Takeaways
By Jay Campbell
February 19th, 2020
2020 will be the year where we collectively manifest the golden age of health optimization.
As the very first rule of quantum physics states, “You get what you choose to focus on”.
But even though we don’t focus on the dark parts of life, having full-spectrum awareness of the light and the dark is crucial.
For this is ‘currently’ the realm of duality and good can’t exist without evil, light without dark.
In order for humanity to move forward, we must first understand what’s holding us back.
Last year I was privileged to do a 90-minute episode of The Optimized Life Podcast with Dr. Michael Moeller, one of my favorite enlightened physicians to discuss health optimization:
It’s literally one of the most important podcasts you’ll watch this year, and it’s an absolute goldmine of knowledge.
There were so many key insights and ideas we shared, but I want to focus on the top seven.
TAKEAWAY #1: Therapeutic Hormones & Peptides Are Being Actively Suppressed By Big Pharma
For the past five years, compounding pharmacies and their medications have been under assault.
There’s a LOT of political motivation behind doing so and the FDA is attempting to bury the pharmacy compounding industry into the ground.
Take a look at this PDF and see for yourself.
Among the many therapeutic compounds they want to ban is Tesamorelin, a phenomenal fat loss peptide that lowers triglyceride count and improves condition.
(Medically, it’s prescribed for abdominal adiposity – abnormal distribution of fat tissue – in patients with HIV)
It may not look like substances are being “banned” on paper, but this new motion would prevent physicians from prescribing them to their patients.
But on what basis?
“Well, um…bro, these medications are not proven to be safe, but this manufactured stuff that’s FIVE TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE is definitely safe”.
Compounding pharmacies are obviously a huge threat to Big Pharma.
Not only can drugs be formulated to meet specific medical needs, but you can also get access to inaccessible drugs for a far more affordable price.
This provides a level of medical freedom to society which threatens the profit margins of the pharmaceutical industry.
And as you already know, Big Pharma (a.k.a. “sick care medicine”) is NOT in the business of saving lives.
They need people to be sick, otherwise they don’t make billions of dollars.
It is in their best interest to keep people fat, depressed, sick, and addicted to their medications for as long as possible.
Doctors LITERALLY prescribe more of a drug if the pharmaceutical company tied to the drug is paying them for it.
“We studied the 50 most-prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare for which drugmakers had made payments to doctors in 2016.
The drugs include treatments for diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, hypertension, glaucoma and more.
Of those 50 drugs, 38 cost more than $1,000 per year.
For 32, at least 10% of doctors prescribing the drug received payments tied to the drug from the company that made it.
For 46 of the drugs in 2016, doctors who received payments for the drug prescribed more of it compared with doctors who did not.
On average, doctors who received payments prescribed 58% more of that drug than doctors who did not.”
In order for this trend to keep on going, they need to attack people who choose to opt out of sick care and instead focus on wellness and functional health.
All of this is done under the guise of “safety” to prevent people from asking too many questions.
Even though medical errors are the THIRD leading cause of death in the United States, the powers that be feel entitled to dictate what’s safe and unsafe.
So long as they dictate your health and your wealth (and health IS your wealth), you are under their control.
Every single physician I have talked to has seen the writing on the wall for the past year.
Once the medications are suppressed, the medical practices and their doctors will be the next target.
But there is a way to fight back against Big Pharma and say NO!
And if you’re someone using optimization drugs such as therapeutic testosterone, desiccated thyroid or Metformin, pay very close attention!
Go to SaveMyCompounds.com, fill out your information and say something like this:
“I support the use of therapeutic hormones and the idea of wealth and health and wellness”
An active vigilant citizenry is the only way to fight back against the flawed healthcare system.
Therapeutic peptides and hormones have literally saved marriages, prevented suicides and given people meaning when they had no hope.
We do not have to continue getting indoctrinated by people and entities who do not have our well-being as their top priority.
We do not have to way for any political party to take action.
As a collective society, we have to consciously manifest the Golden Age of fully optimized health.
Just look at what we already have right now with all the biomedical advances made in 2019 alone!
Something MUCH BIGGER is also on the horizon, and I’m directly involved.
Soon my Aseir Custom co-founder Nick Andrews and I will be releasing a combination product of copper peptide GHK-Cu with Carbon 60 (ESS60) that will profoundly revolutionize the hair loss game. (Much more about this development can be found here).
To be clear, this is NOT about judging or attacking enemies.
We are simply making other people aware there is an interest actively attempting to limit our rights to using therapeutic medications such as peptides and hormones.
TAKEAWAY #2: Bought-Out Health Influencers Who Know Absolutely NOTHING About Health!
Take a look at who’s on the list of the world’s top 50 influencers, according to this list:
This is an absolute FARCE!
Michael Phelps is a phenomenal athlete and one of the most gifted swimmers to ever grace the Earth.
His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that’s as far as it goes.
I can guarantee you he knows diddly squat about health.
Kelly Starrett is at #50, which is ludicrous considering he’s far more influential than anybody on the list.
Having met in in person, he is a brilliant researcher and an all-around good human being.
David Goggins and Jocko Willink (#30) deserve some props – these are badass ex-military dudes who put out good information about improving your life.
And this is as much benefit as I’m willing to give to the list.
They have Bernie Sanders at #35, a presidential candidate whose proposed “Medicare For All” plan will be our very demise if he gets elected.
Ethan Brown (CEO of Beyond Meat) takes the #45 spot for producing a product that will have devastating effects on your health, both short term and long term.
What’s my point in all this?
Modern society’s perception of what constitutes a “health influencer” is a total sham.
Let’s be honest — many of the people on that list don’t even have body fat levels under 30%!
I can also say with a high degree of conviction that these people are probably being paid a generous amount of money to do this.
It’s a giant corporate conspiracy fed by mainstream media and all the boomers watching CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and CBS are just eating it all up.
Propaganda and fake news have become a staple of the average American’s information diet.
The end result is a society where two thirds of the population is obese, and a medical system obsessed with chasing money.
Want to see how deep this really goes?
One of the most devastating things to ever happen to the medical profession is the Flexner Report, a written report published in 1910 which now defines the standards and educational curriculum for doctors that we know of today.
In order to combat the problem of medical schools operating on a “for profit” basis instead of an educational basis, secondary school teacher Abraham Flexner proposed two things:
Establish standardized requirements to become an M.D., and define an appropriate amount of education for doctors.
Sounds like a good thing, right?
In order to bring Flexner’s vision to light, two things had to happen:
“First, use the coercive power of the state to limit the practices of physician competitors such as homeopaths, pharmacists, midwives, nurses, and later, chiropractors.
Second, significantly restrict entrance to the profession by restricting the number of approved medical schools in operation and thus the number of students admitted to those approved schools yearly”
(The American Medication Association even had the goal of shutting down more than 50% of medical schools in existence at the time)
Before I go on, the first thought in your head right now is true — Flexner was NOT a medical authority in any way, admitting he knew nothing about medicine or how to appropriately judge medical education.
Here is the end result, as beautifully written in this takedown of Flexner’s philosophy:
“Ironically, the same author of that report, Abraham Flexner, destroyed accessible effective medicine for many people in the USA by essentially saying things like folk remedies, herbalism, cultural differences, gender differences, and so on were useless knowledge.
Key treatment modalities abandoned as a result included spending time in the sunshine (which we now know gives you essential vitamin D), an emphasis on good nutrition (which is not a “procedure” doctors can be trained in and bill for), and other aspects of having a happier life like humor and so on (e.g. what Dr. Andrew Weil or Patch Adams write about).”
Bioethicist Edmund Pellegrino’s biggest fear that doctors would become “neutered technicians with patients in the service of science rather than science in the service of patients” came true.
To make a long story short, what can you do about all of this?
Make your own decisions, do your own objective research and make up your own damn mind.
The old saying “follow the dollar signs” will reveal a lot more than you think.
TAKEAWAY #3: 5-Amino 1MQ Is the Ultimate Peptide For Maximum Muscle Gain (And ZERO Fat Gain)
5-Amino 1MQ is perhaps the most potent peptide in existence for maximizing lean muscle gain while minimizing fat deposition.
This beauty works by targeting NNMT (small molecule nicotinamide N-methyltransferase), which has a role in the regulation of nicotinamide (NA) and of the methionine cycle.
NNMT inhibition activates muscle stem cells and promotes the regeneration of aged muscle cells, which is exactly what 5-Amino 1MQ does.
It comes with NUMEROUS health benefits:
- Can reverse diet-induced obesity
- Can treat related metabolic conditions
- Can increase cellular energy regulators
- Can prevent lipogenesis (fat accumulation)
- Can increase NAD+and SAM concentrations in fat cells
- Can regulate energy expenditure in fat cells
- Demonstrates muscle tissue regeneration through muscle stem cell activation in terms of both repair of damage and treatment of “aging based” muscle loss/degeneration
- Chronic administration showed no toxic or negative effects
When I used this for just four short weeks in 2019, I was shocked at how effective it was.
And 5-Amino 1MQ is not an injectable peptide: It’s an ORAL medication you swallow like any other pill!
Within 14 days of using it, I was bigger (10 pounds) and without any fat gain (without dietary modification or kcal restriction).
Not only was I stronger in the gym, but my ability to recover after grueling workouts was massively improved.
I haven’t felt any delayed onset muscle soreness since I started, even when I train my legs using the Forged Training protocol.
If you’re a bodybuilder and you’re eating to put on size, you absolutely want to use this.
You’ll metabolically burn calories at an accelerate rate regardless of your caloric intake, and gain muscle without putting on fat.
This is especially important if you’re increasing your training volume in the gym.
But as with all things, we are all biochemically individual and unique.
You may not get the same effects as me and that’s perfectly ok.
I’ve been fully dialed in for the past 2 decades when it comes to my hormones and health, so naturally I can benefit more from 5-Amino 1MQ.
For obese person who doesn’t exercise and eats like shit, it will be an entirely different story.
REMEMBER, there are no magic bullets or holy grails.
Just consistently doing the work combined with adjuncts like fully optimized supplements/hormones.
TAKEAWAY #4: Regular Blood Work Is MANDATORY For Fully Optimized Health
(Watch 40:10-1:05:41 on the video to see my FULL blood work I recently did!)
What gets measured gets improved, and your health is no exception to the rule.
In order to get a complete picture of what’s going on in your body, regularly getting your blood tested is essential.
I’ve been getting my blood work done twice a year for the past 20 years since 1999.
I have several fully-filled binders in my office containing all the lab results I’ve had since I first started using therapeutic testosterone.
I know every single lab value of importance, and I’m always comparing and contrasting the results year over year.
If you’re on any form of hormone optimization and you’re working with a progressive-minded doctor, this is not debatable.
Your blood tests help you see how well your body is working, identify any risk factors for disease, evaluate how well your medications are working, and so much more.
Even for an average Joe who will never touch a hormone in their life, blood work is an absolute must.
Don’t wait for your doctor to tell you something is wrong before you finally get one and it’s already too late.
If you are fully committed to better health, you need to take a proactive approach instead of being reactive.
As for what markers to screen for, I’ve detailed them extensively in The TOT Bible.
But you will never go wrong by measuring your inflammatory markers.
TAKEAWAY #5: Therapeutic Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Blood Clots
A normal consequence of injecting testosterone is an increased red blood cell (RBC) count, which leads to erythrocytosis.
Erythrocytosis occurs when ONLY your hemoglobin and hematocrit values are elevated.
Ideally, you want your hemoglobin levels below 20 g/dL and your hematocrit levels lower than 52-54% of blood volume.
However, this is a common occurrence in 40% of testosterone users and it is physiologically harmless.
And it is easily solved by periodically giving blood via therapeutic phlebotomy.
(Side note: Erythrycytosis is also common in people who live at very high altitudes).
Where most doctors go wrong is confusing erythrocytosis with polycythemia vera.
Polycythemia vera occurs when ALL of your blood cell values are elevated, including your platelet count.
This is a harmful condition which leads to blood clotting, thereby increasing your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.
When physicians make this mistake, they make their patients draw blood so often that it will lower your levels of iron and disrupt your thyroid function.
Therapeutic testosterone has never been associated with any risk of clotting in all the studies done over the past 4 decades UNLESS someone is genetically predisposed to blood clotting.
TAKEAWAY #6: The Two Fallacies Of Measuring Your Testosterone Levels
The first fallacy involves a misunderstanding of what “normal” levels of testosterone are.
Testosterone levels have been decreasing at an accelerated rate across the globe:
“A study on a large sample of American men found that the average testosterone level has been dropping by as much as 1 percent per year.
Testosterone levels lower naturally with age, but this study found that a 65-year-old man in 1987 had about 17 percent more testosterone than a 65- year-old man in 2004.”
The main culprit, alongside obesity and living a sedentary lifestyle, was pollution:
“Research has shown that chemicals that are commonly found in medicine and pesticides inhibit testosterone.”
These chemicals are seeping into our water, contributing to fertility problems in fish. The researchers also speculate that this same mechanism is occurring in humans as well.”
The second fallacy involves the range of total testosterone changing over the past few years.
Since there is an epidemic of obese men with lower testosterone levels, what’s defined as acceptable has changed.
In 2011, the reference range was based on males who were lean and healthy.
In 2017, the numbers changed to accommodate the epidemic I just described.
As I wrote in a previous blog:
“Most people have noticed that the lower end of LabCorp testosterone reference range is now 264 ng/dL, whereas the previous lower end of the ‘normal range’ was 348 ng/dL.”
TAKEAWAY #7: There Is NO SUCH THING As “Estrogen Dominance”
The biggest myth I continue to see in the health optimization space is a man’s estrogen levels being too high can cause problems.
It’s also important to clarify there is no such thing as “High Estrogen Symptoms”.
That is total bro-science and supported by only idiots on message boards everywhere.
Much more on this in an upcoming podcast with Dr Scott Howell the world’s leading androgen researcher.
So the first course of action used by doctors is to prescribe extremely harmful medications known as aromatase inhibitors (AIs).
I debunked this notion heavily in my definitive article explaining the importance of optimal estrogen levels:
“Testosterone MUST be converted into estrogen in order to manifest its numerous therapeutic benefits to the body’s many biological systems.
In men not using therapeutic testosterone, the case of ‘higher estrogen levels’ is a result of imbalance – estradiol levels are increasing and testosterone levels are decreasing due to insulin resistance (IR) from high levels of systemic inflammation.”
Get inflamed enough, and you’ll be on a one-ticket ride towards Type 3 Diabetes:
“This “type 3 diabetes” is a term that has been proposed to describe the hypothesis that Alzheimer’s disease, which is a major cause of dementia, is triggered by a type of insulin resistance and insulin-like growth factor dysfunction that occurs specifically in the brain.”
The solution to this problem isn’t to suppress your estrogen levels.
Doing so will deteriorate your bones, lower your libido, set you up for heart disease, and leave you feeling miserable every waking minute.
STOP chasing lab numbers – the only thing that matters is establishing a balance between testosterone and estrogen where you feel good.
When you screw up a man’s estrogen levels, the outcomes are actually worse than having lower testosterone levels.
The REAL solution is to live an insulin-controlled lifestyle.
It means you need to stop putting junk food, sugar and alcohol in your mouth, as food is the critical element here.
It means reducing your carbohydrate intake, training intelligently with weights and doing cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis.
The Future Of Health Optimization In 2020 And Beyond
The podcast I did with Dr. Moeller was nothing short of exceptional.
But not to worry – there are going to be MANY more episodes of the brand new Jay Campbell Podcast where I bring in thought leaders and industry experts who go beyond testosterone.
Biohacking, spiritual development, quantum physics, and overcoming soul trauma are just small samples of what’s to come.
Make sure you subscribe to my email list at join.totrevolution.com to be notified when a new episode goes live!
And if you’re just getting started on the path, I highly recommend following Living A Fully Optimized Life to the letter.