This week I’m chatting with Dr. Apostolos Lekkos, who is board-certified in anti-aging, regenerative, and functional medicine. Dr. Lekkos is the founder of Bios Functional Medicine in Santa Monica, where he works with patients (including me) to help them overcome a wide variety of health concerns. He also works in the ER and does work with stem cells.
In this episode, Dr. Lekkos and I discuss more about the work he does in the clinic and the ER, as well as how he’s recently become more interested in different forms of energy healing. Dr. Lekkos shares his best tips for figuring out what’s going on with your adrenals, how to optimize your sleep, and tricks for reducing stress in general. We talk about medical uses for marijuana and CBD, if they’re safe, and how they affect the body. Dr. Lekkos talks about his recommendations for optimizing health and performance for people who are healthy but looking for more. He shares his tips for exercise to achieve fat loss, preventing overtraining, and eating around workouts. We also talk about the benefits of fasting, why people shouldn’t be consuming gluten, and the benefits of the paleo diet for overall health. Dr. Lekkos shares his thoughts on ketosis, the use of ketone salts, peptide therapy, and stem cell therapy. We also talk all about SIBO and its causes, the side effects of birth control, and more!
You can find more about Dr. Lekkos at drlekkos.com.
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