Navigating the path to optimal health, we often find intersections between age-old practices and the latest scientific findings. Join me in Episode #282 as I sit down with exercise physiologist Drew Harrisberg to bridge the gap between ancient dietary practices and the latest findings on nutrition, from the importance of omega-3s to the ethics of veganism.
“[Humans] need to get to the age to reproduce… that is how we evolve and continue. That tells you nothing about the quality of your life or your health in your later years. We are in a privileged position today that we can actually care about those things.”
Drew Harrisberg is an exercise physiologist, sports scientist, and holds a graduate certificate in diabetes education and management. His platform, “Drew’s Daily Dose”, aims to inspire, empower, and enable people to live better lives. Drew is also an ambassador for Diabetes NSW and has presented a motivational TEDx talk. He brings expertise, perspective, and plenty of laughs to today’s conversation.
“Kids smile more than adults… a lot of people are in a deficit of smiling and happiness.”
Drew and I traverse a wide spectrum of topics in this episode, including clearly breaking down the key takeaways on omega-3s from Episode #278 with Philip Calder. We tackle some bold questions regarding the ethics of veganism, and where we personally draw the line when it comes to food choices. We also address some bold claims made by Dr Anthony Chaffee about evolution, reflect on gym culture and the significance of community, and much more.
Specifically, we discuss:
- Introduction (00:00)
- Simon Hill Tests Drew’s Workout Protocol: Ideal Weights & Zone 2 Combo for the Busy Lifestyle (03:33)
- Machine vs. Free Weights: The Best Choice for Strength & Hypertrophy (10:36)
- Omega 3 & Omega 6 Essentials: Episode Summary with Philip Calder (26:12)
- Ethical Veganism: Can You Be Vegan after eating one egg? (53:35)
- Dr. Anthony Chaffee vs. Simon Hill: Did Our Ancestors Follow a Carnivore Diet? (1:14:05)
- Banana-Blueberry Smoothie Study: How Polyphenol Oxidase Affects Flavan-3-ols Bioavailability (1:39:46)
- Joey Swoll on Gym Influencers: Filming Workouts (1:52:40)
- Life’s Purpose: The Importance of Serving Others (2:00:14)
- Outro (2:09:12)
I hope this episode gives you both some ethical questions to consider and practical guidance for navigating your omega-3 and omega-6 intake. Episodes with Drew always bring an incredible balance of science, practical applications, and smiles.
To connect with Drew, you can reach him via his Instagram or website, Drew’s Daily Dose. He also has a training program to put many of the principles he has discussed on the show into practice. Make sure to catch his previous episodes on the show, available on The Proof website, and check out the resources below for more.
Listen to Episode #278 with Phillip Calder to learn all about omega-3s and omega-6s at this link. If you’re looking for an omega-3 supplement, I personally use Eimele Optimal Omega+; use code OMEGAPLUS for a discount.
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More about Drew Harrisberg
Drew Harrisberg is an exercise physiologist, sports scientist, has a graduate certificate in diabetes education and management, and most importantly – is a happy and healthy guy thriving with type 1 diabetes. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22, Drew made it his mission to regain control of his health by making positive changes to the way that he lives, eats, moves, and the mindset in which he approaches life. Drew has not only accepted living with diabetes but has also learned to manage it so that it doesn’t manage him. Drew’s background as a qualified health professional and his personal experience living with type 1 diabetes for over 10 years is what fuels his passion to share everything he learns along the way, which is why he created Drew’s Daily Dose – a home that inspires, empowers, and enables people to thrive rather than simply survive.
Drew is a voice for the diabetes community and is an ambassador for Diabetes NSW. He has also presented a motivational TEDx talk.
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