by | Jun 6, 2023 | 5 comments

Nutrition & Fitness for Optimal Health After 40 with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi

Today’s post features a few key takeaways from a recent Wellness Your Way podcast interview.  Find the full episode here and be sure to subscribe to Wellness Your Way so you don’t miss future episodes!

Guest Bio: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD is the Founder of The Fit Father Project + Fit Mother Project – online health & fitness communities designed exclusively for busy moms & dads who want to lose weight, keep it off, and get healthy – so they can be better fathers, mothers, & enjoy the next 40 years of life. Dr. Anthony holds dual degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a national champion bodybuilder.

Top Insights from Dr. Anthony Balduzzi’s Interview

  1. Our longevity genes can be activated by certain lifestyle factors. These factors include sunshine, daily movement, proper anti-inflammatory nutrition, and good support from community.
  2. We are all unique individuals with a unique biochemistry. Some people will do better on certain diets than others. We have to find what works best for us.
  3. Meal timing and structure are the skeletons of our nutrition plan. Once you have a structure in place, you can shift from being reactive with your nutrition to being proactive.
  4. Morning hydration is very important. Dr. Balduzzi recommends 20-32 ounces within an hour of waking to start your day off. Also, adding trace minerals such as Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt, trace mineral drops (I love these!), or humic and fulvic acids can help take your hydration to the next level.
  5. Fasting has amazing benefits for the body. Fasting can assist with anti-aging, it allows the body to digest and activate important processes, activates stem cells, recycles old damaged immune cells, and triggers the body’s regeneration response. The amount of time you fast and the optimal fasting schedule varies by the person, so listen to your body and / or get support from a nutrition professional.
  6. When we remove aggravating factors like toxins, the body operates more efficiently. Stress, inflammation, toxins, and ultra-processed food take up precious energy that could otherwise be used for regeneration and energy creation. 
  7. Inflammation is at the root of chronic disease. If you want to live a long life, it’s important to be mindful of inflammation and reduce it in the body.
  8. Strength training for women over 40 is the most important type of exercise. Strength training taps into your hormonal and anti-aging genes, helps build muscle mass, improves insulin sensitivity, and helps with joint health and balance.

Want to hear the full episode, including the top nutrition areas to focus on for people over 40, why structure and habit formation is essential, the ideal thing to eat as your first meal of the day, how to remove oxidizing factors from our diets, the best exercises for people over 40, and so much more?

Head over here to catch the full episode with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi!

Now it’s your turn!  What is one thing you learned from this interview?

Want to hear about this topic in audio format? → Check out the podcast episode here!


  1. Scott L. Richards

    Inspiring read! Dr. Balduzzi’s insights are invaluable for achieving optimal health post-40. Thanks for sharing this valuable info!

  2. Ellen Moore

    I had not heard of oxidized LDL before this podcast. I would be interested in learning more about it, and how I can measure my own levels, based on a recent lipid panel. What should I look for in the data?

    • Megan Lyons

      Hi Ellen, LDL is right there in the lipid panel, which covers (at least) HDL, LDL, and triglycerides! The more advanced lipid panels like the ones I run for my clients would also cover particle size, ApoB, Lp(a), and more, but all lipid panels should at least list LDL. Just check out your report and it should be there!

      • Ellen Moore

        Megan, I am able to see my LDL in my lipid panel, but Dr. Balduzzi implied that oxidized LDL was different, and worse, than regular LDL. I am confused by his comment, and wondered how or where one found the oxidized LDL in the lipid panel results.
        Thank you for your reply. I really value your podcasts, interviews, insights and calls to action.

        • Megan Lyons

          You are correct, Ellen! Oxidized LDL is one of the “advanced metrics” I mention that only some practitioners order. Unfortunately, it is not available in most lipid panels. it would be labeled OxLDL if you have it!


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