There’s something that you’re going to get to know about me pretty fast listening to this show: I am OBSESSED with water and hydrogen.
Weird? Maybe. But we could all benefit from learning a little bit more about hydrogen. We’re talking about a substance that has been not just present but instrumental in the 3.6-billion-year history of life on this planet. Heck, it was the first element to come into existence after the Big Bang! Yet, there’s still so much we don’t know about how hydrogen interacts with our bodies and impacts our health.
Today, we’re talking to someone who is trying to change that, and who can teach us what we DO know about the clinical benefits of molecular hydrogen: Tyler W. LeBaron, the Founder and Executive Director of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI), a science-based nonprofit focused on advancing the research, education, and awareness of hydrogen as a potential therapeutic medical gas.
Tyler was a 1-year Adjunct Instructor of Physiology, and interned at Nagoya University in the department of Neurogenetics to research the molecular mechanisms of hydrogen gas on cell signaling pathways. He is a director of the International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA) and the International Molecular Hydrogen Association (IMHA). He speaks at Medical conferences in the US for doctors CMEs/CEUs, and at academic biomedical hydrogen symposia and conferences around the world. He is also a member of the Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research. He collaborates with researchers at home and abroad, and helps advance the education, research, and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas.
Which is really just a long way of saying that Tyler might actually be MORE obsessed with hydrogen than I am! And he just has so much education and insight to share about how molecular hydrogen interacts with our bodies and how we can start taking advantage of molecular hydrogen to regulate inflammation, minimize oxidation, and facilitate hydration.