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Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons

Mar 10, 2021

In this episode, we continue our series on genetics/epigenetics and precision medicine to optimize the human system.

This series includes interviews with Aperion founders Dr. Dan Stickler and Dr. Mickra Hamilton, genetics panel creators David Krantz (endocannabinoids) and Andrea Lahti (neurotransmitters), and today’s guest and Apeiron medical provider Ryan Lester.

Ryan is a healthcare provider on the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity.

Ryan also knows how to have fun. Here are some of his favorite fun activities::
-Talking all things health optimization and longevity
-Watching and playing sports
-Learning how to learn
-Playing with children and dogs
-Listening to music
-Watching live music
-Watching movies
-Laughing with friends
-Hiking and experiencing nature
-Pushing myself physically
-Training for a physical goal
-Traveling to new places

We have six powerful mantras from the interview.

Mantra #1: Recognize words in the vocabulary of the evolved health provider: “spiritual” and “soul” are examples

Mantra #2: Focus on the four pillars for optimal epigenetic interventions (links provided by Kathryn based on recent blogs and info)
1) sleep
2) stress (this blog is about spiritual practices to manage stress)
3) nutrition
4) exercise

Mantra #3: Incorporate genetic data to allow for customization of supplements, peptides and more precision interventions

Mantra #4: Look at the right data points before making a pharmaceutical intervention (our discussion on cholesterol and looking at 1) LDL particle number, 2) APO-B, which is a proxy for LDL particle number, and 3) Lp (a).

Mantra #5: Start early when it comes to precision medicine (Ryan recommended individuals in their early 20s); traditional panels could be catching symptoms over a decade too late

Mantra #6: Start with each individual’s goals for precision medicine (what is their “why”).

More about Ryan Lester
Ryan has been a Physician Assistant for over a decade and is on the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity. He received his medical degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. Over the last decade he has specialized in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic and Joint Reconstruction Surgery. He has studied Dietary Epigenetics at Stanford University, is a certified Epigenetic Coach and holds a certification in the clinical application of advanced peptide therapies. He has partnered with The Apeiron Center for Human Potential in Austin, TX in working with clients to elevate their health and well being through genomics based, Precision Performance Medicine that leverages the latest in cutting edge genetic/epigenetic science, nervous system assessments, blood analysis, biometric monitoring, hormone optimization, and lifestyle design.