In this episode of Prescription for Success titled “Strong bones and muscles in
minutes”, Dr Emil Haldey will interview Dr. John Jaquish, PhD in biomedical
engineering. The interview will start with Dr Jaquish telling us about his
educational background and the circumstances that led him to become an inventor.
He invented a machine that will revolutionize how osteoporosis can be treated
safely and will bring dramatic improvements in the lives of diabetic people as
well as the ones who suffer from chronic pain. He will talk about osteoporosis,
the importance of bone and muscle health for a person’s overall well-being, the
intricate roles of some minerals and hormones in these conditions and healing
process using this machine. Then, Dr Jaquish will introduce the listeners
another device he invented that impacted immensely the fitness world –
X3 Bar exercise band bar system
and will address some points of
confusion about his message. Full Transcript #
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Dr. Emil Haldey: Hey, everyone. Welcome to Prescription for Success. This is
your host, Emil Haldey. We will be having a great show today. In fact, today’s
show will be outstanding, standing out from the rest. We will talk about being
outstanding in the world of fitness and health, more specifically, bone health
and muscles. You see, life is different when you look at it through the lens of
fitness. It looks better. It is definitely more fulfilling and healthier. What
do well-known people like Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, President Barack Obama
have in common? Well, they’re all super professionals and top of their game.
You’re correct. But all of them for a long time have known that regular physical
activity like chronic yoga, lifting can give you extra hours of productivity per
day so you get an edge over the next guy or gal. Who will want that? Fitness,
health, working hard, and working out go hand in hand. But wait, we’ll discuss
that with an amazing guest in a few moments.
I have an outstanding guest here with me today. Yes, he stands out from the
rest. My guest today is Dr. John Jaquish. Dr Jaquish is a biomedical engineer,
inventor, author, and a scientist. He has been featured on many top health
podcasts, TV and radio programs. He’s the author and editor of multiple medical
journals. Dr. Jaquish is the inventor of the most effective, yes, most effective
bone density building medical device. He partnered with Tony Robbins and
OsteoStrong for rapid clinic deployment of this medical device. Dr Jaquish is
also the inventor of X3 Bar variable resistance system
, a device
that helps build muscle faster without lifting. Welcome to the show, Dr.
Dr. John Jaquish: Emil, thanks for having me.
Dr. Emil Haldey: I am thrilled that you’re here. We’re going to have a
Dr. John Jaquish: Absolutely.
Dr. Emil Haldey: So you made quite a journey, yeah, with doctoral degree in
biomedical engineering. Tell us about your journey to physical medicine to
inventor of a machine that treats osteoporosis.
Dr. John Jaquish: Okay. It’s very unconventional. So I was a student athlete in
undergrad. I played rugby, and I had interest in physical fitness and science in
general. My father’s a engineer who worked for NASA and did a bunch of different
things. I really just wanted to go into business and wasn’t quite sure. I was
doing some enterprise software sales, and then this is while I was getting my
MBA, and then my mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis. When that happened, she
was very depressed. She thought her quality of life was going to change
drastically for the worst because she was afraid of fragility fracture, and she
felt that she was too young. She was in her early 70s. So I saw the situation, I
said, “Let me look into this, and I might be able to come up with something that
no one else has thought of.” Because she didn’t want to take the
pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceuticals had some pretty significant side effects
connected with them. So what I did was identified a population of super
responders. Who has the highest bone density in the world? Is there a group of
people? If there is, how did they do it? I found those people very easy when I
started searching through the scientific literature. It was gymnasts, and it has
to do with the way they contact the ground, very high impact. There was impact
research that went back over a hundred years. So this was in the 1800s this was
discovered. When looking at all of this data, I thought, “Okay. Well, I’m not
going to tell my mother to be a gymnast.” Right? But what if I can create a
medical device that can deliver the benefits of high impact forces without the
risks? Because ultimately, gymnasts on average retire at 19 years of age, and
they do that because of injuries. So, even though they’re getting the best
stimulus for bone density, they’re also getting a lot of fractures. So right. So
the taking the bone density, the bone right to sort of the brink of fracture in
order to strengthen it. So what I wanted to do was not do that. I wanted to take
an out-of-control event and force it to become a very controlled event. Then in
that controlled event, we wanted to see what could be done by loading a bone in
this slow and controlled manner using the body’s own comfort, and there was
actually a process in the human body called neural inhibition. For this reason,
you can’t squeeze your own fist hard enough to break a finger. You’re capable of
creating enough power in your hand to break your own finger, but your body won’t
let you do it because of your central nervous system. So the device uses the
body’s precautionary mechanism to protect itself, and then the devices I design
are robotic so that it takes you to exactly the right position to emulate high
impact, puts you in a position where you’d normally absorb high impact, and it
was very slow and controlled [inaudible 00:07:50] monitored with the robotics
and the computer monitoring. It’s right in front of you. So I built products. I
tested it with my mother. Within 18 months, she went back to having a bone
density of a 30-year-old. So she not only addressed it right. She not only
address her problem, but she had for her age, well, for really any age, she had
perfect bone density, and then her quality of life went right back to the way it
was. She was playing tennis and gardening and hiking and do all the things she
loved to do.
Dr. Emil Haldey: You’re her hero, right?
Dr. John Jaquish: Yeah, yeah. We were on a Fox TV show on mother’s day not that
long ago talking about what kids do for their mothers, and that’s what I did for
mine. But hey, nobody wants to see their parents suffer. When you’re a little
kid, you think your parents are indestructible. It’s a letdown when you find out
that they’re not, and so you want to do anything you can to help. My mother’s
fantastic. It’s funny, we have very little in common. She’s very emotionally
driven. I’m very logically driven. So conversations between the two of us are
hilarious. But she’s my mother, and I’m going to make sure she’s going to be as
healthy as possible. So I did that and then ended up developing prototypes and
launching the product. Now, there’s over 120 locations in seven different
countries of OsteoStrong. So it’s rolled out in clinical format, and people can
go and go through this experience. It’s not a drug, it’s not really workout.
It’s an intervention that really gives the benefits of high impact without the
risks and broad population can use it. Now, it’s not for everybody. There are
certainly contraindications, like anything else. Jumping rope is fantastic for a
certain group of people, but it’s really not okay for somebody with a balance
problem, for example. So when you look at OsteoStrong, people who are
hypertensive and un-medicated, not addressing their high blood pressure, so they
have to address that first. People have to be relatively pain-free. Now, if you
have chronic pain in a joint, OsteoStrong can actually help with that. But if
you’re in acute pain, you just injured something, you’ve got to address that
first. You have to meet relatively ambulatory. So somebody who’s a quadriplegic,
they cannot voluntarily apply force to the bone mass.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Right. The primary indication is osteopetrosis though, right,
or osteopenia. Can you define those two conditions for our listeners?
Dr. John Jaquish: Sure. So osteoporosis, osteo means bone, porosis means
porosity. So there’s a Latin background words, so means porous bone. If you look
at the cross-section of a bone, it kind of looks like a honeycomb. There’s these
little walls inside, and there’s voids in between these walls. So when somebody
has lower bone density, those voids are bigger, and there are fewer walls. When
the bone density gets higher, those walls become thicker, and there are more
walls. So that has to do with basically the pressure applied to those little
walls and mechanical pressure that is manifest in the bending and distortion of
those walls, which act as a stimulus to build more and thicker walls within
what’s called the… It’s called the bone matrix is when you get what that is.
So that’s what this impact emulation does, is it triggers the body to build a
thicker, more powerful bone matrix, thereby addressing bone loss. Now, it’s also
important to point out that anybody with bones benefits from this. So right?
Dr. Emil Haldey: Anybody with bones.
Dr. John Jaquish: Anybody with bones, right. [crosstalk 00:11:59]-
Dr. Emil Haldey: That makes quite a few of us.
Dr. John Jaquish: … “Is OsteoStrong right for me?” And I’m like, “I don’t
know. Do you have bones?” “Yup, okay. Yeah, probably.” The reason I say that is
because there are athletes that can benefit from building higher bone mass
because the neural inhibitory process has to do with engagement of muscle. So,
if you build more powerful bone mass and you load that bone instantaneously,
let’s say when you’re sprinting, that means that you have the potential of being
able to switch on more musculature, which means you have a speed difference. So-
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. So your body will not allow your muscles to overexert to
the point that you hurt yourself. So what you’re thinking is going to hurt
yourself is going to [crosstalk 00:12:44]-
Dr. John Jaquish: Right, right. Yeah. [crosstalk 00:12:44] the model of
squeezing the fist, you can’t squeeze your own fist hard enough to break your
own finger. Sometimes I speak to a large group of elderly people, and they’re
worried. They don’t want anything to hurt. They’re older. So all kinds of stuff
hurts already. They don’t want anything else to hurt. But when I say to them,
“Can you break your own finger by squeezing your fist?” Usually, they make the
fist, and they look at the fist, and they think about it for a second, and they
say, “No, I don’t think I can do that.” I don’t think anyone can do that. Right.
Neural inhibition. But that neural inhibitory process happens all throughout the
body all the time. So here’s another example. The more balanced you become, the
less likely you are to fall, the more musculature gets turned on when you
sprint. Sprinting is a little like gymnastics, in that the replicability of
different sprint actions of different athletes are very similar. When sprinters
start to do it right and they get to an elite level, they all sprint in a very
similar manner, same with gymnasts, the way they contact the ground. So it’s
much easier to study. So some studies on these neural inhibitory processes and
the ability to switch on musculature are very positive as ones become more
athletic, and that has completely to do with looking at pain reception or the
lack of pain reception, thereby allowing for greater neuromuscular engagement.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. This is phenomenal, so especially as you mentioned to
athletes. If you’re lifting weights or you want to grow your muscle mass, this
is truly phenomenal because by increasing your bone strength, right, you
potentially could grow more muscles. It becomes stronger. Is that correct?
Dr. John Jaquish: Absolutely.
Dr. Emil Haldey: That’s a phenomenal finding. So you went from a concept, from
kind of a need that you saw your mom needed help. You invented this concept and
the [inaudible 00:14:46] motion, and now you have franchises called OsteoStrong
that are all around the world, correct?
Dr. John Jaquish: That’s right. Yes.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Pretty amazing. It’s pretty amazing what [crosstalk 00:14:57]-
Dr. John Jaquish: With Tony Robbins as… He’s promoting it, and at every Tony
Robbins conference, the CEO of the company, the guy who came up with the clinic
concept, [inaudible 00:15:09] is he speaks at those and talks about the business
and getting people to come either and check out the locations or opening up a
franchise. Because a lot of people go to Tony Robbins events because of business
opportunity. They’re going to do something a little different. Yeah. And-
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. This is something phenomenal. So congratulations on
Dr. John Jaquish: Thank you.
Dr. Emil Haldey: That’s impacting so many people positively, and this is-
Dr. John Jaquish: When physicians walk into an OsteoStrong and they experiment
with how it works, unless they’re just given some bad information or they
misunderstand something, I’ve never witnessed one that didn’t say this is
absolutely spectacular. It’s simple. It’s elegant. It makes perfect sense. It’s
based on principles of human physiology, not one or two studies. A hundred years
of research has gone into this because we knew what impact did. We just didn’t
have a safe way to apply that, and now we do.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. What about the role of minerals and vitamins, such as
calcium, vitamin D, and other considerations for the bone, magnesium. What role
does it play in preventing osteoporosis in your opinion?
Dr. John Jaquish: So that’s a controversial subject because in some of the
earlier work that we did, we told people not to take calcium because we want to
see if we could build bone density without it, and the subjects did build bone
density without it. So calcium is the only mineral that your body
self-regulates. So magnesium, for example, you have magnesium if you’ve ingested
magnesium. If you have not ingested magnesium, you won’t have it. However, with
calcium, the less calcium you take in, the more your body keeps and recycles and
maintains. So is it important? Yes. Is it as important as something else? Here
is the analogy I like to look at, it’s a building block. Now, think about
weightlifters. They take extra protein in their nutrition, eat extra steaks or
protein powders or whatever, and then they lift weights, and that contributes to
building a larger musculature. Imagine they just have more protein and didn’t
lift any weights. Would they build muscle?
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah, of course not.
Dr. John Jaquish: Right. They would not. So why would taking extra calcium build
bone. There’s plenty of research that shows that you have to have the stimulus,
you have to have some kind of action on the bone to give the body a reason to
hang on to it. Otherwise, it’s just passing through.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. So your recommendation is to combine the machine that
you’ve developed with calcium supplementation.
Dr. John Jaquish: Maybe. Or maybe you get enough in your nutrition because right
now, the normative data is based on inactive people, because right now, it’s
mostly a post-menopausal population that’s studied, and that’s mostly a
population that either does not exercise or their exercise program is from a
bone density perspective absolutely irrelevant. Because you need to exceed four
multiples of your body weight, that’s a very key piece of information, to
trigger bone growth in the hip joint. Think about your body weight, multiply
that by four. So people who are out, they go to the gym in the whatever they do,
like let’s say they do like press or whatever. They’re dealing with maybe their
body weight plus 50 pounds or something like that. They’re not even close. So it
doesn’t matter what they’re doing. They’re not stimulating the bone. Now, they
might be doing wonderful things for their mental health and their blood
circulation, and that’s all fine. But they can’t fool themselves into thinking
that they’re doing something for bone density because they’re not. There’s even
an article when this study first published. It came out in 2012. It took a
couple of years before the mainstream media picked up on it. New York Times did
an article talking about how regular exercise for the post-menopausal population
is not really affecting bone density. I loved the articles. It was perfect
because it pointed out exactly what I was trying to show everyone. You need
tremendous forces. You need the emulate impact, which is a much higher force but
in the way we apply it much safer as well.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. So why, in your opinion, is bone health and muscles so
important? What are the implications?
Dr. John Jaquish: Well, there’s very little you can affect in your body to
contribute to your health other than what you put mechanical force through. So
you can’t just meditate and make your liver twice as good, right? There’s no
exercise for that. You can quit drinking alcohol. It’s certainly putting less
damage in the liver. So how do we improve the performance of organs? What do we
really have effect over, our physical bodies, so the mechanical structures and
mechanical engines being muscle that we place force through. So I can
dramatically affect my musculature, which I have, and I can dramatically affect
my bone density, which I have, which then puts… It has greater demands on the
organs, which makes the organs all perform better. So being as strong as
possible. So the two things that lead to the longest amount of life. So you read
all sorts of articles about nutrition and some articles which are pushing
[inaudible 00:21:19] or pushing more meat or ketogenic nutrition. So there is
very little consensus when it comes to nutrition. Now, I have my positions on
that because when you take the financial biases out of it, I think the answers
are pretty clear, but that’s probably for a different show. But ultimately,
there are two things that contribute to long life that have really never been
disproven. Number one is strength. Stronger you are, the longer you live. So
what does that mean? That that has to do with your musculature and your
musculature asking the organs to perform certain tasks. So when someone becomes
sarcopenic, which is associated with old age, the loss of muscle mass, the
organs stop having a reason to function, so they start to fail. So strength is
number one, and the other one is low body fat. I think a low body fat one really
has to do with a metabolic dysfunction. So I think the body fat in itself isn’t
what ends up limiting someone’s life. It’s the life that is the nutrition that
they follow that got them there that’s kind of poisoning everything. So being
lean and being strong are the two things that drive the longest life. So my
position is just focus on those things. Focus on the things that are going to
drive the greatest amount of strength and the lowest amount of body fat, and
you’re going to live a long, healthy, happy life, and you can do whatever you
want when you have those two things.
Dr. Emil Haldey: This is actually pretty cool. I’m going to repeat what you just
said because it’s absolutely phenomenal. In order to live a healthier, fuller
life and live longer, you recommend two things, increasing your bone mass and
muscle mass, right, or bone density, right. This makes stronger bones and
stronger muscles, right? Two things in your opinion that increase longevity,
strength, what I would agree with, and also if you’re lean and fit. [crosstalk
Dr. John Jaquish: Yeah, strength [crosstalk 00:23:33] the two biggest drivers.
Now, I would say bone density, it’s associated with strength. It’s not the same
thing though. Also, one of the largest life-ender, in fact breast cancer and
fragility fractures from osteoporosis have a similar mortality rate. So we talk
about breast cancer through all the time. I think the term cancer is just
scarier, right? Then you hear about somebody’s mother who slipped and fell,
broke her hip and went to the hospital and never recovered from the hip fracture
and died in the hospital or died six months later. You have a 50% chance of
death one year after a hip fracture if you’re over 50 years old.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Can you repeat it again? It’s tremendous. 50%.
Dr. John Jaquish: 50% chance of death within one year if you’re over 50 years
old, 50 over 50.
Dr. Emil Haldey: That’s absolutely astounding with the numbers. Numbers never
lie, and numbers tell you the truth as [crosstalk 00:24:39] what’s out there.
Dr. John Jaquish: Right. Yeah. Great study with a huge sample size, big
epidemiology study. Good news about that kind of epidemiology study it’s not
like, did somebody sort of die? Because other epidemiology studies, they’re
studying things that are a little more subjective.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Or you could say someone’s sort of had bones, right?
Dr. John Jaquish: Right, right, right. Yeah. They’re alive or not. Right. So
it’s a much more concise-
Dr. Emil Haldey: Not debatable. So this is super important. If you’re listening
to this, and if you know that someone has osteoporosis or osteopenia, right, and
going in the direction of losing bone, this is tremendous. It’s not only
affecting people who are older, when I say older, 60, 70, 80. The data speaks
with people over 50s. That’s relatively young. So it’s really important that you
listen, and you may have family members of friends who are impacted. So this is
some powerful information.
Dr. John Jaquish: Right. By the way, people in their 80s and 90s are building
bone density with this, not just maintaining. Now, if somebody freezes their
loss, that’s considered a massive success. People in their 80s and 90s are
growing new bone, very important to point that out. Because previously, that was
assumed impossible, but they can do it with OsteoStrong.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. Wow. This is pretty, pretty cool. So we having a
phenomenal discussion. When we come back after this break, we’ll have a deeper
dive into fitness. We’ll take a little pivot. But this is absolutely lifesaving
information for many people. Please tell your families and friends to listen, to
tune in. It’ll be right back. After these messages.
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Dr. Emil Haldey: Welcome back to Prescription for Success. This is your host,
Emil Haldey. Today I have a very special guest with me. Dr. John Jaquish is a
biomedical engineer, inventor, author, and a scientist. To learn more about Dr.
Jaquish, please visit his website at johnjaquish.com. You can also connect with
him via Instagram
Jaquish or via Facebook at Dr. John Jaquish. So we were having a phenomenal
discussion before the break. We talked about osteoporosis. We talked about your
fascinating journey as a scientist, and you helped your mom, you became your
mom’s hero by creating something and treating her osteoporosis, and this is
actually a massive franchise structure right now and growing worldwide where
there are hundreds of locations worldwide, and you’re helping people with
osteoporosis, osteopenia, pain, et cetera. What was fascinating about the early
discussion, and I love what you’ve talked about, two things that would increase
longevity is increased strength and decreased body fat. With your system and
systems, and we’ll talk about fitness in a little bit, you are accomplishing
just that, increasing bones, increasing strength and muscle mass and decreasing
fat. This is phenomenal.
Dr. John Jaquish: That’s right.
Dr. Emil Haldey: So what made you go into the fitness? You made a pivot during
your career, and you took a professional pivot into fitness.
Dr. John Jaquish: Sure. Yeah. Well, I’ll tell you the truth, I didn’t really
want to. What happened was OsteoStrong was a smashing success, and I already had
a business that was doing great, and I made some observations based on the
product when I was researching with the prototypes of the medical device for
bone density. I observed that humans are vastly stronger, seven times stronger
in a stronger range of motion than they are on the weaker range of motion. So
impact-ready range versus the [inaudible 00:30:45]. So, if you think about a
pushup, when your nose is close to the ground, that’s the weak range of motion.
When your arms are just short of locking out and being straight, so let’s say
you have 120-degree angle between your upper and lower arm, so just slightly
bent, that’s your most powerful position. So now, we all knew, anyone who’s done
a pushup knows you’re stronger in a certain place, and you’re weaker in a
certain place. But I actually had the data to quantify the differences. I had
also looked at variable resistance training. So I had identified 10 different
studies that showed the variable resistance training was superior. You grow more
muscle and get stronger by using a weight that changes through space, so think
like band training. But once I looked at my data and the 10 studies, I realized
the band training’s not going to work because if you’re just stretching a band,
you’re twisting your joints and you’re not able to get a high enough force
without twisting the joint to be relevant for straight, especially at those high
levels of seven fold difference from the starting range to the more powerful
impact-ready range. So I knew that just saying people should apply variable
resistance, that was too generic a recommendation because I thought about it at
this point. Maybe they could write a book. I could just write a fitness book and
then go back to what I was doing with OsteoStrong medical device company. So
then I realized, “No, this is not band training. Well, yeah. It’s an interesting
concept and it does address the variable capability that the human body has, but
not in any practical sense.” Also, when you look at what triggers strength, like
hypertrophy and greater outputs, there’s no getting away from heavy. You have to
go really heavy, especially now knowing that we’re seven times more capable, we
can put huge forces through the body that we didn’t even know we could based on
that variability. So, for example, when I do a chest press exercise, I hold 540
pounds at the top. I know that sounds dangerous and very heavy.
Dr. Emil Haldey: It’s a lot of weight.
Dr. John Jaquish: Well, now I’ve built up to that. But in the middle of the
movement, I’m only holding 300 pounds, and at the bottom of the movement, I’m
holding 100 pounds so I can fatigue in accordance to buy to my biomechanics.
It’s a much deeper level of fatigue because the load is coming on as the muscle
becomes more efficient or less efficient through the range of motion and each
repetition. So that-
Dr. Emil Haldey: Mimicking with natural biology as an-
Dr. John Jaquish: That’s right. That is the biology. So what I needed to do was
I needed to invent a special Olympic bar that could accommodate these forces and
have rotations so nobody was bending their wrists at any awkward angle because
these are forces you don’t really want to put any joint in an awkward angle.
It’s got to be perfect. So developed this Olympic bar and then a second ground.
So a platform you stand on, the bands can move freely underneath and flex and
stretch so that ankles don’t get twisted and wrists don’t get twisted because
ankles and wrists are the interface to what you apply low to the body. Right?
Dr. Emil Haldey: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Dr. John Jaquish: So you’re standing, and you’re hanging onto something.
Typically, you’re pushing with your feet or pulling or pushing with your hands.
So those are the contact points. That’s what we needed to perfectly protect. So
that’s what I developed and then filed patents on, now multiple patents in 37
different countries on this technology. So I developed this product, and the
last thing I wanted to do was launch a fitness product. Because the fitness
industry is very different from the medical industry. I really liked the medical
industry. I liked talking to physicians because you show them the data, and they
understand it, and I knew with fitness industry, show them the data, and they
don’t understand data at all. Now, I don’t mean everybody, I mean, the vast
majority. So it was going to be very challenging, and there’s a lot of people
who have a lot of preconceived ideas. Some personal trainers certifications are
amazing, and they go through all types of coursework, and they really learn a
lot about physiology, and they learn some very good training principles. Other
personal training certifications are a couple of hours of just clicking some
buttons on the internet, and then you’re certified. These people don’t… They
may think they know something, but man, they really don’t. They could also know
a lot of the wrong stuff because there’s plenty of articles out there that are
misleading. I do a YouTube show called Falsehoods of Fitness, where I point
out… You’ve probably seen me. Yeah, you see us. Yeah, I point out principles
that you’ve been taught in our articles or from trainers or gyms or whatever,
they’re absolutely false. The one that’s most shocking to people’s, there’s 40
years of research that shows a cardiovascular exercise is one of the worst
things you can do to lose body fat because you up-regulate cortisol, and
cortisol has two objectives, getting rid of muscle, right, and protecting body
fat, as in keeping you from losing it. So, when you lose weight from doing
cardio, you may be losing more muscle than body fat. There’s 40 years of
research that says this, yet [crosstalk 00:37:00]-
Dr. Emil Haldey: So that’s pretty incredible. I want our listeners to hear it.
So you do cardio-
Dr. John Jaquish: Oh, it’s [crosstalk 00:37:03]. Yeah. Cardio is right. Cardio
is just a recipe for mediocrity. Then there’s a look of shock I get on people’s
faces, and they say, “On top of that, I know people who work extra hard, and
they do strength training in cardiovascular training,” which are actually giving
the body opposing hormonal states. So one, they’re up-regulating cortisol, and
the other one, they’re down-regulating cortisol, up-regulating growth hormone.
So because they’re giving the body conflicting hormonal messages hormonally,
nothing’s happening, which means even though they’re putting in double the
amount of work or getting very little or most likely nothing, they may get some
joint damage. So right. So it just-
Dr. Emil Haldey: This is pretty cool. I want to make it a point to our listeners
to hear you and hear your well. So cardiovascular, of course, there are many
benefits, but one of the things you get is you up-regulate your cortisol, and
they also protect your body fat. So, if you do those things, you are likely to
lose weight, but it’s going to be muscle mass most likely you’re losing.
Dr. John Jaquish: Right. You are actually less likely to metabolize body fat
because you’re protecting the body fat. You want the opposite. You want to
up-regulate growth hormone and down-regulate cortisol. Now, this makes cortisol
seem like it’s a bad hormone, and there’s no such thing as a bad hormone, but it
has its place, and there are stresses on the body where cortisol goes up, but
for a very brief period of time, then goes back down. After you exercise,
cortisol goes up, any type of exercise. So, as long as there’s a cycle, like a
cardiovascular excise, it stays elevated for a very long period of time. So it’s
pretty much the worst thing you can do. Strength training, however, may be the
best thing you can do because you’re more likely to up-regulate growth hormone,
which assists in lipolysis in metabolized body fat at an accelerated rate and
down-regulates cortisol on a longer term scale, so especially with stabilization
firing. In fact, in 2016, I published a meta-analysis that looked at the
association between stabilization firing and the up-regulation of growth
hormone. As long as load is added to that, so we saw people with 300% increases
in growth hormone with stabilization firing, sort of like balance training or
just sort of soft knees on a vibrating platform or something like that. Then we
look at people who are exposing tremendous forces to the body while being forced
to self-stabilize, and they saw 2,600% increases in growth hormone levels.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Wow.
Dr. John Jaquish: Right, right. That’s absolutely incredible and can vary…
Tremendous health can be given to somebody who is going through that type of
process. So, when I patented the bar and the ground plate for
X3 Bar portable home gym
, I knew that the stabilization firing was
going to be incredibly high because if we’re mimicking free weight-lifting,
however, it’s free weight-lifting, where the weight goes up, where you are in a
strong range of motion, and so we’re getting that additional load and more
stabilization firing, which means more growth hormone and the weight loss, fat
loss, I should say. Because a lot of times, people’s weight goes up because they
put a little bit of muscle, but they’re losing body fat very quickly because of
that stabilization firing, growth hormone, and lipolysis that are associated. So
we’ve seen incredible results with
X3 variable resistance exercise system
. You can see on the website
. So the fat loss and then because of the efficiency of the
fatigue in the muscle, so remember what I said about my chest press, so 500
pounds at the top. I’m 43 years old now. I had a birthday last week.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Happy birthday.
Dr. John Jaquish: Thanks, man. So if 100 pounds at the top, 300 pounds, the
middle, 100 pounds, the bottom, and then fatigue in accordance. So first I can’t
get to that 500 pounds anymore, 540 pounds actually, and then I can start doing
mid-range reps, so 300 pounds. Then the last one or two repetitions might only
be 100 pounds and that weaker range motion. I have fatigued all ranges of motion
in accordance to what their capabilities are much deeper level of fatigue. It’s
how much tissue did you fatigue is going to yield you the greatest amount of
growth. So you hear principles like time and attention and progressive
resistance. While those are principles that apply to standard weight-lifting,
there are other principles like constant tension and diminishing range of motion
that are infinitely more important when you’re looking at the maximum level of
growth that you want to trigger with variable resistance. So it is a very
unorthodox approach. You can imagine the negative comments that I get with this
unorthodox approach. But fortunately, we have 30,000 users out there right now
who are posting all over the internet their great results, and there’s really no
stopping it now. But it was [crosstalk 00:42:43]-
Dr. Emil Haldey: Give us some kind of success story. Give us a success story
that you personally intervened and are maybe aware of.
Dr. John Jaquish: Typically, it’s the people that I grab and ask, “Hey, can we
share your photos on the website,” are the ones who put on more than 20 pounds
of muscle in right around six months, it might be seven months, or it might be
five. But gaining 20 pounds of muscle in half a year is absolutely unheard of.
In fact, most people will work for five years to gain 20 pounds of muscle. We’re
talking about natural training athletes. So when they have that kind of effect,
I say, “Hey, can I use your pictures?” Usually, they’re honored and excited.
What I notice is every one of them, 100% follows my nutritional recommendations
as well. The people who [crosstalk 00:43:41]-
Dr. Emil Haldey: They have very unique recommendations, where you-
Dr. John Jaquish: I still have very unique recommendations.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yes. Tell our listeners about that.
Dr. John Jaquish: Right. Because as soon as I developed this device, I was not
in shape. I was a very average-looking guy, maybe even a little chubby. So I
thought, “Okay.” I had not really cared. Like I said, I fly a quarter million
miles a year for OsteoStrong and just eating junk food in airports. In a German
or Austrian airport, all they have is pastries and beer and chocolate. It’s all
they have in the airport. So I can just like, “All right. So I’m eating garbage
today.” But once I got ready to launch this device, and like I said, I didn’t
want to launch this device, but I talked to a bunch of fitness companies, and
because it had a scientific argument connected to it, and it was so unorthodox,
they were terrified. They were like, “I don’t think you can succeed with this.
This is a very, very difficult thing. We wouldn’t wish this on anybody.” So they
didn’t want to do it. So I won’t mention who I talked to. This is kind of
Dr. Emil Haldey: We’ll keep it private.
Dr. John Jaquish: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean, I talked to a number of different
fitness manufacturers, and just they were honest. They’re like, “We’re terrified
of some of the things, the very unorthodox scientific message.” So then I
realized, I just got to do this myself, and I’ve got to be the guy. I’ve got to
be the example because if I hire somebody, they may not understand all the
science that I’ve done. They may screw it up and go and lift weights and screw
up their recovery ability and fail, or they might think that they’re going to go
do some other thing at the same time, and nobody will find out, and somebody
will get a picture of that, and then it’ll be like, “Oh, the guy’s only muscular
because it does pull-ups or some stupid thing.” There’s millions of people doing
pull-ups, and they look like nothing. So nothing against pull-ups, but let’s be
honest. So I knew I needed to be that guy because I’m going to follow it. I’m
going to do exactly what I’m recommending to absolutely everybody, and the
people that follow those recommendations, the people that follow the nutrition
and the program I laid out to the letter had absolutely amazing results and-
Dr. Emil Haldey: That’s phenomenal. Can you tell our listeners quickly about
your nutrition recommendations? Because I know they’re quite unique.
Dr. John Jaquish: Right. So you really needed a gram per pound of body weight or
2.2 grams per kilogram of body weight. I know you have international listeners,
just [inaudible 00:46:19].
Dr. Emil Haldey: Thank you for that.
Dr. John Jaquish: It’s important. In fact, our imperial system only matters in
the United States, Burma, and Liberia. Yeah, that’s hilarious. So when looking
at these protein recommendations, people look at it, and they think, “Wait a
minute. I got to eat a lot of protein for that.” Yeah. I mean, yes you do. But
that’s what’s required for muscle protein synthesis because you’re underfeeding
the body. You’re not giving it enough nutrients to build the muscle, it won’t.
Because there’s other things that happened before building the muscles, like
repair of tissue. So, in the studies that show the highest levels of muscle
protein synthesis, those were the levels that were associated with that. So the
people who got the right amount of protein, which typically means eating a
significant amount of animal protein mostly because the vegetable protein, it’s
not very bio-useful. I mean, bioavailable, yes, it digests. But we’re looking at
a non-nitrogen output of maybe 10%, maybe 7% of the protein that are taken in is
actually usable by the body, and then everything else gets excreted in the form
of nitrogen, which really has to do with the lack of essential amino acids that
are seen in vegetables, and majority of those are in eggs and different meats.
Dr. Emil Haldey: One of the coolest thing you do is you also limit the time you
eat, right, and-
Dr. John Jaquish: Yeah, absolutely. Right. When you cook carbohydrates out of
your diet, which is something I tell people to do, there’s no such thing as zero
carbohydrates because even in meats, there’s muscle glycogen in meat, so there’s
some carbohydrates in meat. But you go very, very low carbohydrates, anywhere
from 5 grams to 40 grams in a day. Sometimes somebody puts some chimichurri
sauce on your steak, and yeah, okay. Fair bit off or not, but you’re getting a
gram or two. But the point is you focus your nutrition on that, you’re really
giving the body the nutrients to grow. It becomes very crystal clear that things
like fiber, Dr. Shawn Baker has a great video on, do we really need fiber?
There’s never been a study that shows that fiber has any impact on length of
life, quality of life, anything. The idea that it gets things mechanically
moving through the digestive system is like saying as soon as your toilet gets
plugged up, you should flush a towel down the toilet to get everything moving.
No, that’ll make it worse. So people who have high levels of fiber get
diverticulitis and colitis, and then they have Crohn’s irritation.
Dr. Emil Haldey: I love you examples. So-
Dr. John Jaquish: It’s because I want to make it crystal clear for everyone
like, “Oh, yeah. I guess that doesn’t really make sense.”
Dr. Emil Haldey: So one thing I want to point out to listeners, I’ve had guests
here who promoted the vegetable type of diet or plant-based diet, and there is
no one-size-fits-all solution. So this is an option that’s available to and
clearly very successful. With Dr. Jaquish, you should check out his Instagram,
Facebook, and you’re going to see very impressive results, very inspirational.
So this is something that worked very well for Dr. Jaquish and for a lot of
people out there. So it’s-
Dr. John Jaquish: Yeah. People who follow the program, they’re doing fantastic.
I do understand people who want to be want to be vegan or vegetarian or want to
have less animal products in their nutrition system because they’ve probably
been misled on the dangers, or there are no dangerous when it comes to eating
animal protein. But-
Dr. Emil Haldey: I got to bring to you and Dr. Baker to the show. We’re going to
have… and maybe someone who’s a plant-based proponent [crosstalk 00:50:34]
Dr. John Jaquish: Sure. Totally. Debates with Dr. Baker [inaudible 00:50:37].
That’s really his field. I just got into it because I wanted to recommend a
nutrition program that would help people use my device, my muscle-building
X3 Bar resistance band bar system
device so that they could trigger
the maximum amount of growth, and it just so happened that once I figured that
out, I was never going back. I actually haven’t had any fruit or vegetables
since November, 2017. All I eat is meat.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Wow.
Dr. John Jaquish: That’s it.
Dr. Emil Haldey: You don’t miss fruits and vegetables?
Dr. John Jaquish: No. No. Because I know that there’s oxalates in there, and
there’s… It’s not optimal human nutrition. Another thing I’ve noticed is my
waste, my intestines have actually gotten smaller because you need a lot of
intestinal wall to digest a plant-based diet. Right? You need that wall to be
able to extract the nutrients from fiber. Well, because I don’t have that
problem, my intestines are smaller, which means there’s more room in my chest
cavity. As I breathe, I’m taking in more oxygen. I’ve never done anything to
make me feel better.
X3 Bar exercise band bar system
But as far as my feeling, my feeling of health, vitality, switching to 100%
carnivore nutrition was just absolutely fantastic. I feel great. My blood work
is awesome. I’m leaner, stronger. I look younger. My skin’s better. I see my
fraternity brothers from undergrad, and they see me, and they’re like, “What are
doing? It’s like every time I see you, you’re a year younger.” So yeah.
Dr. Emil Haldey: That’s amazing to hear. I’m glad it’s working for you. But I
want to have you back, and I will reach out to Dr. Baker, and I’ll bring up-
Dr. John Jaquish: Oh, he’ll do it. He’s awesome.
Dr. Emil Haldey: … some of my plant-based friends and the folks who are on our
show, we’ll have a debate. This is really good. But I know-
Dr. John Jaquish: The good news is unlike them, I don’t want to tell them how to
live. That’s a big difference between the two communities. I think that I’m-
Dr. Emil Haldey: I think they have different options.
Dr. John Jaquish: … doing what they want to do. They actually want to change
the way I live my life, and I got a problem with that.
Dr. Emil Haldey: Yeah. I always say to my listeners, people with more options
have better lives. This is a tremendous option, and you’re a very, very
accomplished scientists. I respect you a lot, and I love you message. So I want
all my listeners to hear, and this is an option that it’s working for you and
for many other people. So it’s a great option if it’s working for you. So we are
having such a powerful discussion. So give our listeners an inspirational or
motivational or any message that you wish.
Dr. John Jaquish: So remember I said in the previous segment, the two things
that drive longest life are the highest level of strength and the lowest level
of body fat. So what I’d like them to do is start following me on social media,
Instagram, it’s at D-R-J-A-Q-U-I-S-H,
. Also, I want them to start
following Dr. Shawn Baker, S-H-A-W-N Baker. He talks about nutrition and
performance and longer life and better quality of life. He and I both have very
unorthodox messages, but I believe both of us are on the track to drive longer
life, lower body fat. Everyone’s going to look better, feel better, be stronger,
be happier, live powerful and exciting lives.
Dr. Emil Haldey: That’s a powerful message. People with more options have better
lives. So check out Dr Jaquish on Instagram, at his website. To learn more about
Dr. Jaquish, please visit his website at johnjaquish.com. We mentioned Instagram
and other social media portals. This makes it a show, ladies and gentlemen. Dr.
Jaquish, thank you so much for joining us, having [crosstalk 00:54:45]
Dr. John Jaquish: Absolutely. [crosstalk 00:54:46] was great.
Dr. Emil Haldey: … and educating our listeners. Truly inspirational and a lot
of value that you’ve added here. If you want to live a happier, fuller,
healthier, and a more fulfilled life, you need to be the CEO of your health. You
need to be guided by an amazing practitioner. That’s your life, you lead it.
Thank you for joining us. Until next time, be happy and healthy.
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