Tommy Wood: Are Alternative Health Tests Bullsh*t? | Episode 12

Joe and Dr. Tommy Wood go over the most popular alternative health tests to tell you which ones are worth it and which ones are not.

Joe and Tommy discuss all about microbiome tests, organic acid tests, heavy metal tests, and so much more! Plus, find out the one occasion the Dutch test is helpful according to Dr. Tommy.

Tommy also shares the difference between IgE vs IgG food sensitivity tests and which one you should stay away from. They discuss whether vitamins & minerals tests are reliable, and tell you the problem with the RDA.

Find out what Tommy thinks about DNA tests, and why you shouldn’t try a health intervention based on a single SNP. Plus, Joe and Tommy discuss what’s the best approach when it comes to using genetic testing for health (spoiler: It’s polygenic risk scoring).

Dr. Tommy Wood is an MD with a Ph.D. in physiology and neuroscience. He has coached world-class athletes and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of Washington.

– Find Dr. Tommy Wood on Instagram

– Check out SelfDecode

Join Joe’s online community

– Follow Joe on Instagram & TikTok

Listen & subscribe on your favorite
podcast platform

Listen to these next

February 16, 2024

Master The 3 Pillars Of Immune Health

Get an in-depth overview of the components of the immune system, learn how to identify when they’re compromised, and get insights on how to support them to prepare your body for illness. Joe discusses the importance of focusing on immune support before illness occurs, diving deep into the roles of mitochondria, extracellular matrix, and inflammation, […]

Listen Now
February 9, 2024

Exploring Rapamycin, Longevity and Healthspan with Dr. Matt Kaeberlein

In this episode, Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, CEO of OptiSpan and co-director of the Dog Aging Project, and Joe explore the fascinating realm of rapamycin and its implications for longevity and healthspan. Dr. Kaeberlein delves into the biological mechanisms underlying rapamycin’s effects, the best way to take it, and its impact on immune system processes. Gain […]

Listen Now
February 2, 2024

A Practical Guide to Lab Tests for Optimal Health

Dive into the world of lab testing and unlock the secrets to optimal health. In this episode, Joe sheds light on the crucial role lab tests play in understanding our health, cautioning against the limitations of standard tests often offered by conventional medicine. Delve deep into the realm of comprehensive testing as Joe shares his […]

Listen Now
January 26, 2024

Energy, Mental Clarity and NAD: Biohacking with James Schmachtenberger

Join Joe in a conversation with successful biohacker and CEO of Neurohacker Collective, James Schmachtenberger. James shares his two-decade-long journey with biohacking, focusing on improved energy, cognitive function and how NAD changed his life. Learn about utilizing research, software solutions like genetics and lab tests, lifestyle changes, and supplementation for optimizing your health. ————— Socials […]

Listen Now

Join My Community
of Health Optimizers

People who are serious about their health are a different breed of people. We try weird stuff. We don’t blindly trust what “they” tell us. People usually think we’re a little crazy.

 

Maybe we are, but we’re also going to live the longest ( #longevity), so eventually us “crazy” biohackers will be the only ones left.

Sign up for my list to get the latest podcast episodes, best biohacking tips & all my (often unpopular) opinions