Metagenics Institute Podcast

About the show

Welcome to the Metagenics Institute Podcast where Healthcare Practitioners can hear innovative, cutting-edge information from leading experts from around the world. Join your host, Nathan Rose, to explore the latest evidence in Natural Health, challenge and debunk industry myths and offer practical, tangible, clinical tools which will transform your practice.


  • Reversing Your Epigenetic Age with Kara Fitzgerald

    February 23rd, 2021  |  52 mins

    Kara Fitzgerald and her research team were the first to demonstrate potential reversal of biological age in humans by targeting methylation. In their study, the prescribed program included multiple components with documented mechanistic activity on epigenetic pathways. Tune in to hear the details of her research and learn how to influence your epigenetics.
    Dr. Kara Fitzgerald has a doctorate of naturopathic medicine, and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She regularly lectures internationally for several organizations and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

  • The role of MCAS in the gut, brain and beyond with Tania Dempsey

    February 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    diet, dr tania dempsey, gastrointestinal health, gut, health, histamine intolerance, mast cell activation syndrome, mcas

    As an expert in mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), Dr Tania Dempsey, imparts priceless information regarding the nature and treatment of this insidious condition. Among many insights, Dr Dempsey explains how to distinguish histamine intolerance from MCAS, the impact of this condition on gastrointestinal health, as well as views on the connection between COVID-19 and MCAS. Importantly, Dr Dempsey draws on years of experience to provide advice on the identification and management of MCAS.

    Dr. Dempsey is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She has served as an attending physician at a large multi-specialty medical practice in White Plains, NY, and since opened AIM Centre for Personalised Medicine.

  • The Science Behind Medicinal Cannabis with Jason Wilson

    January 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 34 mins

    Science educator, Jason Wilson is the host of The Curious About Cannabis Podcast which answers questions about the world’s most controversial plant – Cannabis. In this episode, Wilson provides an in-depth history lesson on Cannabinoid science, as well as the use of Cannabis extracts for medicinal purposes and the future of Cannabis research.

  • Exploring the Endocannabinoid System, PEA and OEA with Prof Daniele Piomelli

    December 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    cannabinoid research, cannabis, daniele piomelli, health, metagenics, nathan rose, nature, nature medicine, neuroscience, professor, science, university of california

    Daniele Piomelli joins us from the University of California, Irvine, where he is the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences and Distinguished Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry. Piomelli is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, PNAS and Nature Neuroscience, three books, and 34 patents. He is also the Director of the Centre for the Study of Cannabis and Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, the first peer-reviewed journal entirely dedicated to the study of cannabis, its derivatives, and their endogenous counterparts in the human body. In this episode, he shares a wealth of information regarding the endocannabinoid system and the acylethanolamides, oleoylethanolamide (OEA) and palmitoylethanolamide (PEA).

  • The Science of Longevity with Dr Tommy Wood

    December 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 30 mins
    age, ageing, dr tommy wood, genetics, health, life span, longevity, macronutrients, metagenics, nathan rose

    Dr Tommy Wood earned his medical degree at the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed PhD in physiology and neuroscience at the University of Oslo. Currently, he holds academic positions at the University of Washington and Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. One of Dr Wood’s research interests is developing easily-accessible methods with which to track human health, performance, and longevity. In this episode, Dr Wood shares a plethora of information regarding the science of longevity, including patterns in ageing, determining biological age, and importantly, whether specific ingredients can increase longevity.

  • Leaky Gut - Concept or Clinical Entity? A Lesson from Dr Eamonn Quigley

    November 3rd, 2020  |  43 mins 16 secs
    digestion., digestive disorders, dr eammon quigley, gastroenterology, gut health, health, leaky gut, microbiome, nathan rose, neurogastroenterology, podcast

    In this episode, Nathan had the honour of discussing intestinal permeability and ‘leaky gut’ with renowned gastroenterologist, Dr Eamonn Quigley. He is internationally known for his research on gastrointestinal motility disorders, neurogastroenterology and the gut microbiome and has published more than 800 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters and case reports. Quigley is past president of the American College of Gastroenterology and the World Gastroenterology Organisation. His current responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders, Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Houston Methodist Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at both the Institute of Academic Medicine and Weill Cornwell Medical College.

  • New Insights into the Gut-Brain Axis with Scott Anderson

    October 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    cognitive health, depression, gut health, gut-brain axis, health, mood disorders, science journalist, scott anderson, vagus nerve

    For anyone fascinated by the gut-brain connection, this episode is sure to pique your interest. Scott C Anderson is a scientist, science journalist and co-author of the book, The Psychobiotic Revolution. With great enthusiasm, he brings us up to speed on gut-brain axis centred research – from the relationship between gut health and depression, to the role psychobiotics and diet in the management of mental health conditions.

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training with Dr Brendan Scott

    September 22nd, 2020  |  57 mins 30 secs

    Looking for a novel approach to exercise for chronic disease populations? You’ve come to the right place. Nathan’s guest, Dr Brendan Scott provides a comprehensive review on blood flow restriction (BFR) training, a technique used to enhance muscular strength and hypertrophy through resistance and aerobic exercise. Dr Scott is a Senior lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at Murdoch University and has a keen interest in hypoxic and blood flow restriction training strategies.

  • Retraining the Brain with Ashok Gupta

    August 25th, 2020  |  59 mins 26 secs
    amygdala, ashok gupta, brain, chronic, health, illness, metagenics, nathan rose, neuroplasticity

    Following his ME/CFS diagnosis 20 years ago, Ashok Gupta went on a journey to reclaim his health. His road to recovery emphasised the importance of retraining his brain and he subsequently created a 7-step program to promote neuroplasticity and support healing from chronic illness. In this episode, Gupta explains the basis for his hypothesis and shares an overview of the steps involved in the brain retraining process. A truly fascinating episode, you shan’t be disappointed!

  • Greg Potter and The Order of Sleeping

    August 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Whether you’re intrigued by the science of sleep or simply looking for tools to improve your sleep quality, there’s no doubt you’ll appreciate this podcast episode. Nathan’s guest, Greg Potter, has a PhD in sleep patterns, dietary habits and metabolic health, and his research has been featured in the likes of TIME magazine and The Washington Post. Potter expertly answers all-important questions such as how much sleep do we actually need? What do sleep tracking devices offer? And how does CBT-I help in the quest for a good night’s rest? Enjoy the pillow talk with Greg Potter.

  • How to Starve Cancer with Jane McLelland

    July 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    cancer, health, healthy living, jane mclelland, metagenics, nathan rose, natural health, research, science

    From 1994 until 2004 Jane McLelland battled two aggressive cancers with metastatic spread. Using her medical knowledge and researching heavily, she put together a cancer-starving formula, using natural therapies, exercise, diet and a unique cocktail of medications. Her personalised prescription saw her cancer “melt away”.

    Listen in to hear her remarkable story, and share her wisdom concerning cancer management.

  • A Deep Dive: Examining Insulin Resistance, Carbohydrate Metabolism and Obesity with Dr Brad Dieter.

    July 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    brad dieter, carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes, diet, health, insulin resistance, molecular biology, obesity, physiology

    In his words, Dr Brad Dieter’s goal is to use analytics, data science, and a deep understanding of scientific principles to help solve advanced problems. With a background in exercise physiology, molecular biology and biostatistics, Brad proves an excellent guest, as he and Nathan cover the natural history of diabetes and screening tests to assess insulin resistance, to diet debates and the development of obesity – Is it simply a matter of calories in versus calories out? You will have to listen to find out!