The One Vitamin You're Not Thinking About but Really Need with Dr. Chandler Marrs, Ph.D.

The One Vitamin You're Not Thinking About but Really Need with Dr. Chandler Marrs, Ph.D.

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In this podcast episode, Dr. Tim Jackson interviews Dr. Chandler Marrs about thiamine deficiency and its impact on the body. They discuss the importance of thiamine for energy production and balancing the autonomic nervous system. Dr. Marrs explains the role of mitochondria and how medications can damage them, leading to adverse effects. They also touch on the overuse of antibiotics and its potential long-term consequences. The conversation covers different forms of thiamine, dosages, and the importance of electrolytes. Dr. Marrs emphasizes the need to address thiamine deficiency for overall health and discusses the importance of nutrient deficiencies before conceiving.


Episode highlights:


    • Importance of thiamine (vitamin B1) in energy production and autonomic nervous system balance
    • Role of mitochondria in energy production and communication
    • Effects of medications on mitochondrial function
    • Overuse of antibiotics and potential long-term health consequences
    • Thiamine deficiency and its mechanisms and transportation
    • Dosing and forms of thiamine for adults
    • Factors in the modern diet that block thiamine absorption and utilization
    • Medications and chronic illnesses increasing the need for thiamine
    • Different forms of thiamine and their potency
    • Importance of electrolytes, particularly magnesium and potassium, and deficiencies in these electrolytes

Connect with guest:

Dr. Chandler Marrs is an independent health researcher and writer. She is the co-author of the book, Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition and the author of over 300 articles on various topics, from women’s health and hormones, medication reactions, to mitochondrial function and dysfunction. She is the founder and editor of the online health journal Hormones Matter which boasts a rich archive of over 1400 articles including in-depth research analysis and patient case stories, and the founder and administrator of a patient research group on Facebook called Understanding Mitochondrial Nutrients. In her spare time, she is a competitive powerlifter and works to support strength sports for older women through her website and Facebook group, Old Ladies Lift. 


Health related:

Private FB requires approval: Understanding Mitochondrial Nutrients

Twitter: @chanatlucine. 

Powerlifting related:

FB: @oldladieslift, @hormonematter

IG – #oldladieslift


Episode Transcript

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All the best,

Dr. Tim Jackson

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