We believe passionately in helping you understand the 'why' and 'how' behind the programmes we have created here at Recal.
Our goal is to educate and empower you on your journey towards ultimate health.
Giving credit where credit is due, the following list is full of our personal heroes and some of the leading minds in different areas of health. Much of how we construct our programmes is based on research presented or referenced by these wonderful humans.
Matthew Walker – Neuroscientist
Scientist and Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
The spearhead of our first pillar of health; Professor Matthew presents a wide array of groundbreaking research on sleep and how it affects our health. There are a numerous and growing amount of studies around our sleeping habits and how they affect our health. The research shows how fundamentally important this subject is and it is truly shocking some of the results that stem from sleep based studies.
Rhonda Patrick – Biomedical Scientist
She has led a wide range of research in the field of science, specialising in ageing, cancer, micronutrients, inflammation, DNA damage, and metabolic requirements.
A total nerd for anything health (we love you Rhonda!), she delivers it to the people. It’s hard to find an area of health science that she hasn’t worked on; truly an all around guru in this space. Diving into what we call 'biohacking', there are numerous discoveries around nutrition, temperature, and circadian biology that when applied to lifestyle, cause relatively large positive change in overall health.
Peter Attia – Longevity and Health Span Researcher
Focussed on the science of longevity, his institute “applies nutritional biochemistry, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, techniques to increase distress tolerance, lipidology, pharmacology, and four-system endocrinology to increase lifespan”.
One of the goals at Recal is to increase not only how long you live, but how well you live. Quality and longevity of life are essential. Peter helps us in these areas through his own research and his vigorous efforts to sift out the good research out there from the bad, and shine light on it. Another interesting component of his studies is his self-experimentation. Peter has a great story of how he reversed his metabolic syndrome using ketogenic nutrition and how it has gone on from there to further enhance athletic performance.
Jason Fung – Nephrologist
A real master mind for fasting and low-carb, he has helped many globally with weight loss, metabolic recovery, and type 2 diabetes. Working with the natural processes that arise with fasting, the research and results are beyond compelling.
Fasting and intermittent fasting are optional tools we use in our programs to optimise weight loss and rebalance the metabolism. This is becoming a more and more widely researched area of science and as it stands today, shows incredible benefits across the board for the human body.
Satchidananda Panda – Professor of Regulatory Biology
Heading many studies at the SALK institute, he has made numerous discoveries around circadian biology and regulatory metabolism. Largely this relates to our genes and cells, and how they relate to our daily functions against the clock; when things happen and the results around this 'when' inside our body biochemistry.
What science is discovering more each day is that 'when' we do things is equally, if not more important, than 'what' we are doing. This is your chronobiology. Eating, sleep, exercise, and all kinds of behaviours are acutely linked to a network of biological processes. Our bodies are designed to function based on certain internal clocks. This completely changes the game on conventional health methods and programmes. Another element to consider in the web of nodes that make up our health.