Episode #62: The Genetics Of A Beast Freak Of Nature – Hunter McIntyre’s DNAFit Results.

03 Aug Episode #62: The Genetics Of A Beast Freak Of Nature – Hunter McIntyre’s DNAFit Results.

In this (explicit) episode, Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre review Hunter’s genetic testing and DNAFit results.

During this episode, you’ll discover:

-Why Hunter should quit powerlifting…

-Whether you can be genetically predisposed to a high VO2 max…

-How to know how quickly you recover and how predisposed you are to injuries…

-How to get genetically tested to customize your fitness and diet…

-What it means to have “medium-low” carbohydrate sensitivity (he can eat carbs but they need to be low GI)…

-How to test for your sensitivity to saturated fats, and how to decide between monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats…

-Why Hunter needs to avoid barbecued meats…

-How to know if you need to take supplements like antioxidants and fish oil, Vitamin B and Vitamin D…

-How to decide if you should avoid milk and wheat…

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-Article: Training in Line W/ Your Genetic Potential Can Boost Your Performance Gains More Than 600%, DNAFit™ Studies Say

-Podcast: Ben’s Q&A on genetic testing

-Podcast: Ben’s interview with DNAFit and Ben’s genetic testing results

Get your own testing with DNAFit

Food allergy testing with Cyrex/TrueHealthLabs

Hunter’s DNA Fitness Results

Hunter’s DNA Nutrition Results

The F Factor Diet Book

 Music courtesy Skorge – Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)

Questions, comments or feedback? Leave ’em below, and click here to leave your questions now…

  • chad bowser
    Posted at 23:10h, 04 August Reply

    Having learned about Hunter’s freaky genetic code and determined mastery of his own DNA destiny, I am renewed in my pursuit of trying to understand my bodies resistance muscle gain/retention and responses to certain stimuli. I have DNA test results from 23andme, and have ran those through promethease.. however, my simpleton brain is having trouble translating that information into a usable plan, such like was hinted at for Hunter today.

    I checked the DNAFit website and it seems like their product might deliver usable information for training and diet, but it is a princely sum for the nutrition and diet services. Is there a guide a might use, a lesser fee from Ben or a suggested way I can interpret my results – OR – is it suggested that I use DNAFit as well?

    Thank you for your help. I will now go and see if I have the mtfr gene…


  • William B.
    Posted at 18:45h, 19 September Reply

    The audio cuts out at the 47 minute mark, as you discuss Hunter’s alcohol tolerance. What are you both hiding? Just kidding, but the audio cut out occurs on both my phone and computer, so I doubt it’s just me.
    The salt theory mentioned is interesting, but I would modify it slightly. I’m not an expert, but it seems to me that genetic changes would more likely take thousands of years, not hundreds. Natural selection could be a factor in accelerating these adaptations, but in the case of African-Americans, isn’t it more likely that the thousands of years that their ancestors lived in the often hot climate of Africa itself, triggered salt preserving tendencies in their bodies, rather then the slave experience which to my understanding peaked only 200 years ago?
    Northern European diets may have included high salt for millennia, or climate may explain that one as well (sweating less in the cold perhaps). I am reminded of the article I’ve read suggesting that continued lactose tolerance after infancy is an inherited trait carried by a generic mutation significantly more common where dairy was prevalent (again, Northern Europeans particularly).
    But fascinating discussion, thank-you for an interesting podcast. I really want the genetic tests myself, though I’d need to budget for that. I heard your interview with the British athlete working for them a year ago, and about your tests. Have you incorporated a lot of changes in training and diet based on your results?

    • Eric
      Posted at 15:06h, 07 April Reply

      FYI for anyone else who reads this. It is only the YouTube upload that cut the audio. If you play the audio only file above it then the audio plays the rest!

  • Wade
    Posted at 17:26h, 24 October Reply

    Ben/Hunter…Where can we go to get genetic test like this?

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