Dr. Robert Pastore, PhD, CNS

Join Dr. Robert Pastore as he interviews guests from backgrounds of all types – from all-star athletes, to top trainers and coaches, to scientists and researchers - and dives deeply into the science behind optimizing performance and longevity.

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Episode List

Episode #014 - The Father of Paleo, Dr. Loren Cordain


Dr. Pastore is joined by The Founder of the Paleo Diet® Movement, Dr. Loren Cordain. Dr. Cordain is one of the world’s leading experts on the natural human diet of our Stone Age ancestors, the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, and has appeared in the world’s top scientific journals for his research into the health benefits of Stone Age Diets for contemporary people.

Episode #013 - On Gut Health & Mood


In this conversation, Dr. Pastore explains the direct scientific links between gut health and mood. Dr. Pastore covers how the gut and brain are systematically connected, the balance of gut microbiome, and why a damaged digestive tract can lead to mood-related disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Episode #012 - On Protein & Muscle Growth


In this conversation, Dr. Pastore talks all about protein quality, protein absorption, and how that ties into muscle growth and repair. He goes into the details of the digestive process, and the various pathways for muscle protein synthesis.

Episode #011 - A Conversation with Scott Iardella


Scott Iardella, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and host of the Rdella Training Podcast, sits down with Dr. Pastore to discuss his core beliefs for athletes and the general population alike: movement is a skill, strength is foundational and fundamentals are essential. Scott shares his injury story as a young athlete, what he learned about training for strength vs. aesthetics, his recent transition to kettlebell exercises for movement.

Episode #010 - On Food Intolerances and Athletic Performance (Part 2)


Dr. Pastore answers a number of questions in a follow up to his NHL lecture on food tolerances and athletic performance. In this conversation, he clarifies the differences between different food reactions, multiple food intolerances, and how to test for food intolerances

Episode #009 - Metabolic Efficiency & Nutrition Periodization with Bob Seebohar


Dr. Pastore interviews Bob Seebohar, a high performance endurance coach who works with top endurance, ultra-marathon and Olympic athletes. In this discussion, they discuss Bob's concepts of Nutrition Periodization and Metabolic Efficiency.

Episode #007 - Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Grant Tinsley


Dr. Pastore interviews Dr. Grant Tinsley, Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at Texas Tech University. In this conversation, they discuss the science behind intermittent fasting and its effects on modulating body composition and performance.

Episode #008 - On Food Intolerances and Athletic Performance (Part 1)


Dr. Pastore speaks to a group of NHL strength and conditioning coaches on food intolerances and their effects on athletic performance. In this conversation, he discusses why athletes are at greater risk of food intolerances and different types of reactions.

Episode #006 - On Dairy Intolerances


Dr. Pastore discusses dairy intolerances, including whey and casein intolerances, at length in this conversation. In this conversation, he goes into the different types of allergies that exist and the body's responses to these types of intolerances.

Episode #005 - Concussion & TBI Recovery in Professional Athletes with Ben Velazquez


Dr. Pastore is joined by long time friend and colleague Ben Velasquez to discuss concussions & traumatic brain injury recovery in professional athletes. Conversation points include proactive treatments, recovery time, mechanical vs. biomechanical rehabilitation, the importance of posture and its affects on the autonomic and parasympathetic nervous system, nutrition, and the repercussions of an inadequate program for concussion recovery.

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