Who Am I?
I’m Bart Wolbers…
I’m 33 years old today. Since my teens, I’ve been obsessed with optimizing my health and performance.
I’ve spent more than a decade trying different diets and busting my ass in the gym, for instance. During that time I’ve made tons of mistakes – costly mistakes that I help you avoid.
Training 6 days a week for 2 hours a day, for example, is something I would never recommend to anyone trying to improve their health.
During that time, I’ve also completed degrees in Physical Therapy (B), Clinical Health Science (MS), Philosophy (MA), and Philosophy of Science and Technology (MS; with distinction). Right now, I’m further specializing in functional medicine.
Due to my background, I’ve got a unique viewpoint on health that envelops movement, lab testing, mindset, environment (interactions between technology and human health, for instance), nutrition, and much more.
Below you’ll find more info about what makes my approach unique from 99.9999% of other health practitioners out there.
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Why Is Working With Bart Different?
Extraordinary Results Require Extraordinary Methodology:
1.Customized Health Advice
Not everyone needs the same solution.
Your friend may have recommended a paleo diet to you, or a “Ray Peat” diet because they’ve gotten great results.
The problem, however, is that not everyone responds to health interventions the same way.
The best way to illustrate this principle is with an example:
Know that friend who puts on muscle mass like lightning speed, even though he barely trains at all? Your friend might have a high proportion of “type-II” muscle fibers that help him easily gain mass.
You, on the other hand, may be born for performing well in endurance exercise. In that case you probably have a higher number of “type-1” muscle fibers.
In the same way, you have your own food intolerances that others might not have, your own (potential) allergies, your own foods that work great as a fuel source, etcetera.
No one-size-fits-all health recommendations can be given, and I can give you personalized health advice.
Why? Well, if you go to a car dealer, the salesman won’t just offer you one type of car (unless you’re Henry Ford). If you go to the hairdresser, you won’t be offered one type of haircut. In the same way, you also need health advice that’s unique to you…
2. Advice Based On Quantification And Measurement
Were you advised to take magnesium, independent of whether a “red blood cell” magnesium blood test was done?
Or are you taking a B-vitamins complex without knowing your folate or B12 status?
Or, do you really know what level of air pollutants and noise you’re exposed to?
In fact, no (adequate) coaching can be given without measuring and quantifying your current status and how changes in your behavior or habits affect that status.
Let me give an analogy once again:
Say you’re building a home. In that case, the contractor is probably inquiring about your specific needs, where you want to live, who’s going to spend years in the house, before building anything.
If you’re going to place tiles in a room or build windows, you probably want to know their size. You’ll also want to know the measurements of the building itself to understand how the tiles or windows fit.
Hence, constructing a building without measurements is lunacy.
And yet, online diets like “carnivore” or “vegan” or anything in between are thrown around without actually measuring whether these recommendations are good for you.
3. A Holistic Approach To Health
Some “experts” tell you that you only need cold baths to improve your health. Others tell you that you need to follow a Mediterranian diet and exercise.
Then there are those who think “electromagnetic frequencies” (EMF) is the only thing you should worry about or those who say that you need to drink coffee, follow a high-fat paleo diet, and take 50-100 supplements per day.
All these viewpoints have merit. But for the best results, you should combine all of these ideas into a holistic approach.
Let me explain:
Watching your diet is not enough if you’re living close to a cell tower that emits unprecedented amounts of EMF. But moving to the middle of nowhere to avoid EMF doesn’t help you if you’ve got food intolerances plaguing you.
The bottom line?
Many factors determine health and disease–not just one. Missing one crucial factor, such as EMF or nutrition, can totally ruin all your efforts.
You thus need a complete holistic understanding of all the factors affecting health in order to control it.
4. Guiding You Every Step Of The Way
I’ve literally spent tens of thousands of hours optimizing my health and that of others.
And yet, even I learn new things about health every single year.
If you’re a newcomer to optimizing your health, the number of health recommendations out there can be daunting. In fact, many of these recommendations are contradictory, plain and simple.
If you’re going to research how to improve your own health, prepare to spend 20 hours a week for a decade to gain a solid understanding of the topic.
Most people, however, don’t have that amount of time to spend. Hence, you want a simple solution…
“The magic pill that cures all your issues…”
Well, what if I told you that working with a clinician is actually the short-cut?
No more sifting through hundreds of blog articles, Facebook Lives, and newsletters–but getting results right away.
5. Combining Research With Clinical Experience
Scientific (medical) research and clinical experience are mutually supportive of each other.
You cannot get good results, however, by just focusing on one.
Several reasons exist but I’m going to consider only a few of them.
Just basing health recommendations on abstract scientific research, firstly, never gives you insight into how those recommendations affect your clients.
Scientific research, secondly, also frequently lags behind clinical understanding in many areas. While governmental and institutional sources mostly consider EMF-exposure a pseudo-problem, clinicians know that life-changing results can be attained by removing (excess) EMF exposures from the environment.
Nonetheless, clinical experience without using currently available scientific evidence is also blind.
Cutting-edge research can provide a source for hypotheses that can be clinically tested, for instance.
6. No Quick Fixes - Only Long-Term Solutions
What if you’ve got a chronic health condition such as heart disease or a mental health problem?
And what if you’ve read somewhere that “intermittent fasting” (IF) is healthy for your blood sugar levels or mental clarity?
Well, you may try IF for a while, lose 20 pounds, and feel good (in the short-term)…
But the longer-term results?
You might just be digging a bigger hole for yourself.
Do you know, for instance, whether your intake of vitamins and minerals is adequate now that you’re fasting a lot?
If not, you might be creating health problems instead of solving them.
Exercise, for many individuals, has a similar pattern. Sure, you can keep yourself “high” by working out 5 days a week. An alternative is “Wim Hof” types of cold exposure that many people engage in frequently.
But are you actually healing?
You need a health approach that is sustainable over time. Why? Well, health is the ultimate savings account…