Feb. 28, 2020

111: How to Optimize Your Health Through Precision Medicine | Dr. Matt Dawson M.D

111: How to Optimize Your Health Through Precision Medicine  | Dr. Matt Dawson M.D

Dr. Matt Dawson is a precision medicine physician in Lexington, KY, co-host of the Wild Health Podcast, and has been obsessed with performance optimization as long as he can remember. He received scholarships to play two sports in college even with “minimal talent” because of his voracious reading and implementation of any fitness or nutritional techniques that would give him an edge. Dr. Dawson continued that obsession in medical school, and as a physician, he has won national awards for education, innovation, and leadership. He has lectured in over 20 countries and trained thousands of other physicians through live lectures, online education, two textbooks, and an educational app..Dr. Dawson combines his training in genomics and functional medicine to give personalized, precise medical guidance. His obsession with performance optimization has morphed from, initially athletic, to now mental performance and longevity. Whether it's a professional athlete or a grandparent optimizing their mental clarity and mobility to keep up with their grandkids, Dr. Dawson is passionate about helping everyone perform at their absolute peak.During this discussion, you'll discover:1. Get the basics right first: sleep, environment, exercise, sunlight, etc.2. Personalized: genomics, preference-based3. Anti-aging- how to slow it down4. Best hacks for improved brain performance 5. DNA reports 6. Alzheimer's disease- how a DNA test can show if you test positive for the alzheimer's gene. 7. Cold thermogenesis and infrared sauna therapy 8. How much exercise is too much?Find Matthew here: