13a – Umahro Cadogan on using functional nutrition to create health

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A Denmark native, Umahro Cadogan is a former adjunct professor of Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. He also works directly with individuals and groups including professional athletes and military as a nutritional therapist, and he is a well-known author, chef, and lecturer on the topics of nutrition and functional medicine in Denmark and around the world.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • How he got into nutrition and functional medicine
  • His personal health story and recovery
  • How he incorporates his culinary background as a lecturer and nutritional therapist
  • What he addresses first when working with someone to improve their nutrition
  • The role of supplements and how to look for quality
In part b of this episode, we’ll talk about his nutrition advice for athletes, as well as for supporting the body while recovering from injury. 
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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.
  • Florencia

    Absolutely loved this series with Umahro.

    Learning that Danish special forces make their cadets go through 6 months of foundation work before attempting time-based WODs makes so much sense to me. I started Crossfit only 8 months ago and already suffered a minor shoulder injury that could have been avoided if I had restrained myself from “competing.” You touched on this in one of your episodes too: building a good foundation before going all out. Another A-Ha! moment for me while listening to your podcasts.

    In any case, the injury has taught me TONS about the human body and what I should and shouldn’t do. In a way, it has made me more accountable on how I train, eat, and even rest. It’s probably a blessing that I went through that early on. Listening to your podcasts and the info you put out there has been an important part of my journey towards recovery.

    We’re lucky these days to have access to a wealth of information on health and training but it’s extra special when the info has been curated by someone like you. Please keep sharing and caring!