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Jul 3, 2018


Being intentional with your health, your movement and your goal setting is key in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In this unique episode of The Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with Mark Rogers, founder of the Simply Human podcast. They step back from dentistry and take a holistic approach towards healthy living by understanding the connection between movement, sleep and nutrition. In addition, they discuss the growing struggle to maintain a daily range of motion and how misinformation can manipulate society’s view of health. “Healthy” isn’t just a number. It’s not how you look. It’s how you feel. For more on The Biofilm Factor, follow on Instagram @biofilmfactor and @ryannolandmd or find us on Facebook at The Biofilm Factor Podcast.


Bio of Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers is the founder of the Simply Human podcast. He is an advocate of constant movement and nutrition. The Simply Human podcast encourages people to overcome a sedentary lifestyle through simple and enjoyable ways. The Simply Human podcast can be found on itunes and Mark Rogers can be found on his website at


Show Notes

  • What made Mark Rogers start the Simply Human podcast? [0:55]
  • Discussing barefoot running and how it is not a new idea. [7:30]
  • Finding and maintaining a balance with movement and health. [10:23]
  • The body learns to reinforce the most commonly used positions. [13:12]
  • Increase the movement in your everyday life by not staying in the same position for an extended period of time. [14:18]
  • Mark Rogers talks about mountain biking and the importance of finding a type of movement that you enjoy doing. [15:40]
  • Different ways to maintain health such as building muscle or lifting heaving items. [19:00]
  • How do you define what is “healthy”? [20:00]
  • The connection between a high risk of decay and marathon runners because of a lack of nutrients. [21:40]
  • Don’t complain about your look, instead complain about how you feel and how you perform. [23:40]
  • Mark Rogers talks about using pull ups to gauge your health. [25:00]
  • Discussing the increase in high cholesterol and type two diabetes within society. [27:28]
  • Suggested dietary choices have changed over time as new information has been released. [29:50]
  • Movement, sleep and nutrition are all connected. [33:50]
  • Dr. Nolan talks about the importance of movement as a dentist who is sitting in one position and the benefit of adding rock climbing to his schedule which added a variety of movement. [36:08]
  • The difference between running on a treadmill and running outside. [38:20]
  • Discussing the influence of the light unit lux that we are exposed to and what we are actually designed to have. [40:20]
  • Focus on mini habits and goals that you can make in your life to promote better health. [42:15]
  • If a goal is too high, do the chances of achieving it decrease? [44:35]
  • How do we get kids and people to go and play outside? [47:15]
  • Create an environment where kids want to move. [50:48]
  • Remove unhealthy things from your life such as smoking. [55:30]
  • 26% of the US population is prediabetic. [57:00]
  • Discussing the shift towards grains and how it has changed the way the human body grows. [59:15]
  • Human wasting disease is because of a lack of movement and nutrition. [1:00:45]
  • Closing thoughts and information about Mark Rogers and the Simply Human podcast. [1:02:27]


Books Mentioned:

The Calorie Myth Jonathan Bailor

Cholesterol Clarity Jimmy Moore

The Dental Diet Steven Lin

Antifragile Nassim Taleb

Let Them Eat Dirt Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta