Muscle is Key to Burning Fat w/ Dr. Elly Michelle

High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

July 6, 2022

Dr. Elly Michelle discusses how scaling back on the cardio, prioritizing weight lifting and healthier whole foods can improve body composition, hormonal health and fertility.

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Link to Video & Detailed Show Notes:

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0:00 Intro
2:00 Dieting impacts hormones.
2:20 Under fueling and over training is a huge stress to metabolic function and can cause hypothalamic amenorrhea. 
5:15 Low thyroid hormones may also be a result of chronic dieting and over exercising. 
7:48 Birth control pills suppress ovulation by shutting off the brain’s communication with the ovaries. 
9:48 Hormones are key your overall wellbeing and health. 
11:50 You need energy and the right nutrients to work through hypothalamic amenorrhea. 
12:20 Patients on plant-based or plant-forward diets are often low in nutrients essential for hormone function and detoxification. 
14:15 B vitamins are important for fertility, hormones, detoxification, brain function and energy. 
18:45 The best way to improve health is to focus on building muscle mass.
21:30 Women need to prioritize muscle, especially in the legs. You can’t build muscle if you are under eating. 
23:30 Carbs are anti-stress. When you have muscle, you can better control glucose/insulin.
25:10 The days post training are repair and muscle building days. Dr. Elly fuels recovery days as well as training days.
30:45 A restrictive diet may not be beneficial for women dealing with health issues.
35:00 We should be focusing on body composition and not BMI. 
36:40 You lose your fast twitch fibers in your muscles as you age. 
37:00 It is harder to build muscle as we get older. 
37:30 If a woman over the age of 65 falls, there is a 50% chance that she will be able to walk again. 
39:10 Estrogen is anabolic and protects your bones. 
40:00 Oral contraceptives impede body composition change from strength training. 
53:26 Elly created a Fueled and Feminine Metabolism Methodology. 
56:40 Breast implant illness is an inflammatory response with a wide variety of symptoms.

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