About Doc Talbott

Dr. Shawn Talbott is fascinated by the links between diet, biochemistry and psychology: the idea that what we eat changes the biochemistry of our bodies, and influences how we think, feel and behave. The “gut-brain axis” is what Doc Talbott refers to as, “The missing piece of the puzzle,” for optimizing mood, energy, focus and overall wellbeing. “Understanding the connection between our microbiome and our brain is fundamentally changing how we think about human performance, both physically and mentally.”

A veteran of dozens of Iron Man Triathlons and trail Ultramarathons, Doc Talbott is intrigued by how our mental wellness impacts our physical wellbeing. He wants to know, “How do you get your mind to allow you to either push your body harder in a competition or simply maintain resilience in the face of our typically stressful days?” That, he says, may be the secret to having more energy and vigor as we age.

Doc Talbott holds a MS in Exercise Science from University of Massachusetts and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers. He also holds advanced certificates in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from MIT. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. As a Diplomate of the International Olympic Committee’s Sports Nutrition program, he has educated elite-level athletes in a variety of sports including at the United States Olympic Training Centers.

He is the author of hundreds of articles and more than a dozen books on nutrition and fitness. His work has been featured in media outlets around the world, including a variety of segments on The Dr. Oz Show, as well as at the White House as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity.

Doc Talbott willingly admits to having a surprising guilty pleasure. “I consider myself to be a pizza connoisseur. When I travel, I nearly always seek out that city’s best pizza. My dream is to one day have a pizza oven in my home.”

A slice of pizza will nearly always improve his mood.

Doc Talbott’s upcoming speaking & media engagements