Dr Rhonda Patrick follows a specific strategy for her diet. It covers what she eats, when she eats, and most importantly, why she eats it. All too often we get caught up with consuming something without enough thought to how it will fit in our overall strategy. Much like Rhonda’s supplement list, you can see how her logic and strategies might apply to your own life.
- Rhonda tries to limit eating in a 10 hour window, and only water during the fasting period.
- Lunch is almost always a micronutrient rich green smoothie, and that is how she gets the majority of her greens.
- She consumes Broccoli Sprouts or supplements Sulforaphane for its host of benefits.
- She uses her DNA profile to identify genes like MTFHR, which is why she takes a methylated folate supplement.
- Cuts out refined sugars and carbohydrates as much as possible.
Watching people discuss and argue about which supplement is better and why, and how much each person should take, is both frustrating and increasingly common thanks to the wealth of information online.
In light of not knowing who is right or who is wrong, something which gets more complicated the more you know, I tend to pick a set of influential figures in the space, and try to apply some of their logic and selection process to my own life wherever it may apply.
For me, one of those people is Rhonda Patrick. There is much to admire about her, but what I like is the reasoning behind the selections and also that they change with the times.
For example, just recently she increased her Vitamin D intake thanks to new research and the current COVID pandemic.
Rhonda’s supplement list is a fascinating look at what someone who has access to cutting-edge information and research takes on a regular basis.
For the record, I take very few supplements, but I use selections like these to figure out what I want to take, why, and how much. Since Rhonda and others like her provide additional information, I can also do a deep-dive if I need clarification.