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Decoding Superhuman

Decoding Superhuman

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Decoding Superhuman is a show for those looking for an elevated human experience through health. 


Boomer Anderson, Decoding Superhuman’s host, interviews the top thought leaders in the fields of health and performance optimization.


This includes deep dives into chronobiology, minimum effective exercise, technology, the future of work, nutrition, productivity, applications of Eastern medicine, neuroscience, data, omics testing and technologies, and tactics to live a healthy and optimized life.


Explore the latest science, technology, and tools to optimize your health and performance whether it be at work or home.


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Uncovering Truth: Where Are We in Genetics, Cannabis, and Traumatic Brain Injury with Tommy Wood

ENot one to shy away from controversy, Dr. Tommy Wood has worked with some of the highest performing athletes in the world. From Formula One to Ironmans, what are some of the key takeaways Tommy had on behavior change from that experience? You would be surprised at how little free time these people have. I also get the chance to pick Tommy's brain on the problems with nutritional epidemiology, genetics, and how to evaluate nascent supplements and compounds where little research may exist. Who is Tommy Wood?Tommy Wood is a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Washington Division of Neonatology. The majority of his academic work has focused on developing therapies for brain injury in newborn infants, but also includes adult neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases, as well as nutritional approaches to sports performance.Tommy received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before obtaining his medical degree from the University of Oxford. After working as a doctor in central London, he moved to Norway for his PhD work, and then to the University of Washington as a postdoc. Alongside his academic training, Tommy has coached athletes in a dozen sports, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions. He is the outgoing President of the Physicians for Ancestral Health society, a director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and sits on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance, which includes researching performance optimization strategies for F1 drivers.Tommy’s current research interests include the physiological and metabolic responses to brain injury and their long-term effects on brain health, as well as developing easily-accessible methods with which to track human health, performance, and longevity. He and his wife Elizabeth share their home with two energetic (and goofy) boxers, and in his spare time, Tommy can usually be found cooking, hiking, reading, or lifting something heavy.Highlights[7:21] Bad science and nutritional epidemiology[12:03] Are direct to consumer genetic tests a joke?[32:05] How can we improve the research on cannabis?[40:10] Behavior change in Formula One drivers[47:55] Sacrificing longevity for short term performance[51:30] Traumatic brain injury[1:00:08] Is there hope for exogenous ketones? ResourcesCHEMEX CoffeemakerAeroPress Coffee and Espresso MakerHigh Protein Intake Is Associated with Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality in Community23andmeWhen Brains Collide by Michael LewisBehave by Robert SapolskySponsorsBLUbloxWhat brands of blue light blockers do I recommend?BluBlox is definitely a go-to.The CEO Andy Mant on the show before where we got into a really deep dive on blue light. If you get any amount of blue light in your glasses, no matter if it’s 3%, 10%, it disrupts melatonin production. So Andy has created blue light blockers that hold up to the highest standards. And in fact, you can see he’s tested it versus other brands and that they always come out on top.Quality matters.If you head over to blublox.com and plug in the code “DS15”, you’re going to get 15% off your order.TroscriptionsOne of my favorite tools for cognitive enhancement, especially after long plan rides, is Blue Cannatine. The delivery mechanism is unique (buccle troche). It is especially effective for me on improving short-term memory, focus, and verbal fluency.It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. Get yours at troscriptions.com. Plug in the code BOOMER for 10% OFF your “Limitless” experience.Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).Continue Your High Performance Journey with Dr. Tommy WoodWebsite https://www.drragnar.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/drragnarInstagram https://www.instagram.com/drtommywood/DisclaimerThis information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help

80 min6 d ago
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Uncovering Truth: Where Are We in Genetics, Cannabis, and Traumatic Brain Injury with Tommy Wood

Is There Hope for Anxiety? with Dr. Joseph LeDoux

Anxiety is fascinating and something I've dealt with my entire life. New York University Professor, Neuroscientist, and Bestselling Author Dr. Joseph LeDoux, explains why the amygdala may not be the fear center of the brain, anxiety vs. fear, and a three-part construction for how to deal with anxiety which differs from the traditional anti-anxiety therapies.Who is Dr. Joseph LeDoux?Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He also a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical School.His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion and he is the author of The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, and Anxious. LeDoux has received a number of awards, including William James Award from the Association for Psychological Science, the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award.His book Anxious received the 2016 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. LeDoux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids and performs with Colin Dempsey as the acoustic duo So We Are.Highlights[5:40] Anxiety vs. Fear[7:50] The role of the amygdala[18:48] Studying split brains[28:56] The set point of anxiety[43:33] Understanding consciousnessResourcesAnxious by Joseph LeDoux https://amzn.to/2II8ImyThe Deep History of Ourselves https://amzn.to/3f4AB4pSynaptic Self https://amzn.to/2IyFTJOThe Emotional Brain https://amzn.to/3f7vobTSponsorsSaunaSpaceSaunaSpace products have been designed from the ground up for the ultimate near infrared sauna therapy experience. Sleek, minimalist design. Safe, comfortable, beautiful. And one of the things that I have running almost consistently in the morning is my Sauna Space Photon Light. And that light is something that I meditate in front of. I used to heal myself faster post workouts, and sometimes I just throw it in front of my face, because it feels freakin’ good. And so the guys over at Sauna Space are just truly awesome. We’ve had Brian Richards on the show before talking about Sauna Space technologies and products, and he provided us a discount for all Decoding Superhuman listeners by using the code BOOMER, you get 5% off your order.SomavedicSomavedic is a functional and broadly accessible frequency therapy device harmonizing the negative effects of EMF on our bodies by leveraging the principle of controlled release of energy from minerals, combining an Eastern medicine approach with frequency therapy technology.That may sound a little out there, but there’s been a lot of research validating the properties of minerals and the effect of their specific vibrations on the ambient environment and the human body — not to mention the thousands of years that humans have used crystals for a variety of purposes.If you want to try it out yourself, you can get 10% off using the promo code BOOMER at somavedic.com.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Joseph LeDouxWebsite https://joseph-ledoux.com/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/joseph.ledouxTwitter https://twitter.com/theamygdaloidDisclaimerThis information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice.

54 min1 w ago
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Is There Hope for Anxiety? with Dr. Joseph LeDoux

Nicotine with Dr. Neil Grunberg

Nicotine is shrouded in controversy. Dr. Neil Grunberg has published >180 papers addressing behavioral medicine, stress, and leadership. Dr. Grunberg has received awards from the U.S. Surgeon General, CDC, FDA, American Psychological Association, NIH, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and USU. He has served as President of the USU Faculty Senate and has chaired many USU committees. In this fascinating conversation, Dr. Grunberg and I chat about the neurobiology of addiction, the potential for nicotine in pharmaceutical drugs, what nicotine does to your brain, and Dr. Grunberg's thoughts on the growing psychedelics movement.Who is Dr. Neil Grunberg?Neil E. Grunberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Military & Emergency Medicine (MEM), Medical & Clinical Psychology (MPS), and Neuroscience (NES) in the Uniformed Services University (USU) School of Medicine (SOM); Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN); Director of Research and Development in the USU Leadership Education and Development ...

72 min2 w ago
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Nicotine with Dr. Neil Grunberg

Muscle, Organ Meat, and Bodybuilding with Ashleigh VanHouten

ESkeptical on Organ Meat? Ashleigh and I talk about the dark sides of bodybuilding and the benefits of organ meats and the impact of the carnivore diet (including carnivore fasting). The Muscle Maven’s book “It Takes Guts” provides a great path to enjoying and incorporating organ meat into your diet.Who is Ashleigh VanHouten?Ashleigh is a health and nutrition author and journalist, speaker, podcast host, certified health coach, and self-proclaimed health and fitness nerd.She has written for Paleo Magazine for more than eight years, as well as a number of other health publications. She hosts the Muscle Maven Radio podcast and has worked with other top-rated health-related podcasts.Ashleigh is also a Primal Blueprint Certified Expert and has her CrossFit Strongman and Olympic Lifting certifications. In her spare time, Ashleigh is a nationally qualified natural figure competitor and also trains in powerlifting and BJJ.Highlights[5:40] Ashleigh’s journey into the fitness realm[14:08]...

62 min3 w ago
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Muscle, Organ Meat, and Bodybuilding with Ashleigh VanHouten

Is CO2 Tolerance the Answer? Deeper Explorations in Breath with Patrick McKeown

Patrick McKeown, bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage joins for round 2 on everything you need to know about breath work. Patrick and I delve into CO2 tolerance, freediving, capnography, and the specific protocols for training. He talks about devices and technologies that can be used to track your breathing.Who is Patrick McKeown?Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in fourteen languages) combines the simulation of high-altitude training and specifically-formulated exercises which empower readers to improve their corporate and exercise performance. For the first time, individuals are afforded a reliable and accurate means to measure their progress using the Body Oxygen Level Test, enabling them to address poor breathing habits; understand in simple terms how oxygen is released to working muscles, and to practice breath hold exercises that naturally increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity. A summary of the science can be found at http://oxygenadvantage.com/science/T...

64 minOCT 28
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Is CO2 Tolerance the Answer? Deeper Explorations in Breath with Patrick McKeown

Virtual Vacation: Routines, Rest, and Randomness with Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis

I invited some of my closest friends, Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis, to join the show today. Dasha, Mads, and I play a game of drawing the question out of the hat amidst a fun conversation around biohacking, being happy, inner work, routines, and much more.Who is Dasha Maximov?Dasha Maximov, former-management consultant turned health explorer, found that the available information for addressing her chronic pain and depression from multiple concussions was limited and frustrating. Specialists across the globe offered reductionist approaches and outdated recommendations. Her last brain injury was, ironically, when she was doing her masters in neuroscience. Knowing about the brain and feeling the frustration of shrugged shoulders, led her on a path of health exploration to take control of her health and educate herself on alternative ways to heal her brain.In 2019, after healing many of her immediate, chronic pains via natural hacks, Dasha turned to bring this information to others by o...

98 minOCT 20
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Virtual Vacation: Routines, Rest, and Randomness with Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis

Jam Session Round 2

EJoined by the editor of this podcast, Roy Matz, we reflect on all of the things that happened in the past quarter. This is a wide-ranging reflection on: routines, new experiences, time management, best books and documentaries, and a lot more.Highlights[4:45] Freediving experience[12:15] New Morning Routines[22:11] The Three Iteration Process[21:30] Importance of daily routines[24:05] Embracing play[36:40] Allocating Time[41:02] Favorite Documentaries[49:19] Best BooksResourcesEssentialism by Greg McKeownThe Essentialism EpisodePart 1 and Part 2 with Josh HollandEmbracing play with Darryl EdwardsCAR.O.L BikeBstrong blood flow restrictionThe Business of DrugsA Leaf of Faith (2018)The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success By Deepak ChopraThe Art of Thinking ClearlyThinking, Fast and SlowHow to LeadGrindful PodcastSponsorsBiOptimizers:If you’re over 35, your enzyme levels have already begun to decline and your immune system can be more susceptible to viruses.Enzymes are the workhorses of dig...

52 minOCT 13
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Jam Session Round 2

Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 2)

I rarely get a chance to speak with someone with as much experiential knowledge as Josh Holland. He's the personal trainer behind many top professionals worldwide! In part two of this conversation, Josh and I dive deeper in his 5 pillars, discuss the perks of having a balance between primal movement and high-intensity interval training, and blood flow restriction.Who is Joshua J. Holland?Joshua J. Holland is a wealth of experiential knowledge and wisdom. A dedicated biohacker, state of the art fitness trainer, holistic health coach and sports professional, he champions the philosophy of “awareness through experience,” and has subsequently spent years consulting with elite professionals with the goal to build a vast well in which to draw from when evoking alignment of body, mind and spirit for his clients.His ideological approach to life and his life’s work are based on principles that highlight effectiveness, efficiency, and quantifiability. His passion stems from kindling a stat...

56 minOCT 6
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Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 2)

Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 1)

Josh Holland joins me for part one of a marathon interview on movement. Josh is an absolute cornucopia of information on all things health, so you will see this conversation is wide-ranging. Josh provides cutting edge tips on recovery, sleep, and why awareness is so important to movement. Who is Joshua J. Holland?Joshua J. Holland is a wealth of experiential knowledge and wisdom. A dedicated biohacker, state of the art fitness trainer, holistic health coach and sports professional, he champions the philosophy of “awareness through experience,” and has subsequently spent years consulting with elite professionals with the goal to build a vast well in which to draw from when evoking alignment of body, mind and spirit for his clients.His ideological approach to life and his life’s work are based on principles that highlight effectiveness, efficiency, and quantifiability. His passion stems from kindling a state of bodily wholeness via connection through his extensive web of like minde...

69 minSEP 30
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Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 1)

Beating Benzos: Kava and the Battle Against Anxiety with Cameron George

Kava is shrouded in controversy, but is it warranted? Cameron George discovered the benefits of traditional Kava preparations during his battle with chronic illness as an alternative to benzodiazepines. Cameron spent years researching every aspect of Kava, its history, past issues, and benefits. This led to him founding TRU KAVA.Who is Cameron George?Cameron is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA, a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form that has been highly prized in south pacific islands for over 3000 years.Since Discovering the amazing effects of traditional Kava during his own chronic illness, Cameron spent many years investigating every aspect of Kava and has collaborated with many of the most prominent expert...

73 minSEP 22
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Beating Benzos: Kava and the Battle Against Anxiety with Cameron George

Latest Episodes

Uncovering Truth: Where Are We in Genetics, Cannabis, and Traumatic Brain Injury with Tommy Wood

ENot one to shy away from controversy, Dr. Tommy Wood has worked with some of the highest performing athletes in the world. From Formula One to Ironmans, what are some of the key takeaways Tommy had on behavior change from that experience? You would be surprised at how little free time these people have. I also get the chance to pick Tommy's brain on the problems with nutritional epidemiology, genetics, and how to evaluate nascent supplements and compounds where little research may exist. Who is Tommy Wood?Tommy Wood is a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Washington Division of Neonatology. The majority of his academic work has focused on developing therapies for brain injury in newborn infants, but also includes adult neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases, as well as nutritional approaches to sports performance.Tommy received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before obtaining his medical degree from the University of Oxford. After working as a doctor in central London, he moved to Norway for his PhD work, and then to the University of Washington as a postdoc. Alongside his academic training, Tommy has coached athletes in a dozen sports, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions. He is the outgoing President of the Physicians for Ancestral Health society, a director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and sits on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance, which includes researching performance optimization strategies for F1 drivers.Tommy’s current research interests include the physiological and metabolic responses to brain injury and their long-term effects on brain health, as well as developing easily-accessible methods with which to track human health, performance, and longevity. He and his wife Elizabeth share their home with two energetic (and goofy) boxers, and in his spare time, Tommy can usually be found cooking, hiking, reading, or lifting something heavy.Highlights[7:21] Bad science and nutritional epidemiology[12:03] Are direct to consumer genetic tests a joke?[32:05] How can we improve the research on cannabis?[40:10] Behavior change in Formula One drivers[47:55] Sacrificing longevity for short term performance[51:30] Traumatic brain injury[1:00:08] Is there hope for exogenous ketones? ResourcesCHEMEX CoffeemakerAeroPress Coffee and Espresso MakerHigh Protein Intake Is Associated with Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality in Community23andmeWhen Brains Collide by Michael LewisBehave by Robert SapolskySponsorsBLUbloxWhat brands of blue light blockers do I recommend?BluBlox is definitely a go-to.The CEO Andy Mant on the show before where we got into a really deep dive on blue light. If you get any amount of blue light in your glasses, no matter if it’s 3%, 10%, it disrupts melatonin production. So Andy has created blue light blockers that hold up to the highest standards. And in fact, you can see he’s tested it versus other brands and that they always come out on top.Quality matters.If you head over to blublox.com and plug in the code “DS15”, you’re going to get 15% off your order.TroscriptionsOne of my favorite tools for cognitive enhancement, especially after long plan rides, is Blue Cannatine. The delivery mechanism is unique (buccle troche). It is especially effective for me on improving short-term memory, focus, and verbal fluency.It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. Get yours at troscriptions.com. Plug in the code BOOMER for 10% OFF your “Limitless” experience.Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).Continue Your High Performance Journey with Dr. Tommy WoodWebsite https://www.drragnar.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/drragnarInstagram https://www.instagram.com/drtommywood/DisclaimerThis information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help

80 min6 d ago
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Uncovering Truth: Where Are We in Genetics, Cannabis, and Traumatic Brain Injury with Tommy Wood

Is There Hope for Anxiety? with Dr. Joseph LeDoux

Anxiety is fascinating and something I've dealt with my entire life. New York University Professor, Neuroscientist, and Bestselling Author Dr. Joseph LeDoux, explains why the amygdala may not be the fear center of the brain, anxiety vs. fear, and a three-part construction for how to deal with anxiety which differs from the traditional anti-anxiety therapies.Who is Dr. Joseph LeDoux?Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He also a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical School.His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion and he is the author of The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, and Anxious. LeDoux has received a number of awards, including William James Award from the Association for Psychological Science, the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award.His book Anxious received the 2016 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. LeDoux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids and performs with Colin Dempsey as the acoustic duo So We Are.Highlights[5:40] Anxiety vs. Fear[7:50] The role of the amygdala[18:48] Studying split brains[28:56] The set point of anxiety[43:33] Understanding consciousnessResourcesAnxious by Joseph LeDoux https://amzn.to/2II8ImyThe Deep History of Ourselves https://amzn.to/3f4AB4pSynaptic Self https://amzn.to/2IyFTJOThe Emotional Brain https://amzn.to/3f7vobTSponsorsSaunaSpaceSaunaSpace products have been designed from the ground up for the ultimate near infrared sauna therapy experience. Sleek, minimalist design. Safe, comfortable, beautiful. And one of the things that I have running almost consistently in the morning is my Sauna Space Photon Light. And that light is something that I meditate in front of. I used to heal myself faster post workouts, and sometimes I just throw it in front of my face, because it feels freakin’ good. And so the guys over at Sauna Space are just truly awesome. We’ve had Brian Richards on the show before talking about Sauna Space technologies and products, and he provided us a discount for all Decoding Superhuman listeners by using the code BOOMER, you get 5% off your order.SomavedicSomavedic is a functional and broadly accessible frequency therapy device harmonizing the negative effects of EMF on our bodies by leveraging the principle of controlled release of energy from minerals, combining an Eastern medicine approach with frequency therapy technology.That may sound a little out there, but there’s been a lot of research validating the properties of minerals and the effect of their specific vibrations on the ambient environment and the human body — not to mention the thousands of years that humans have used crystals for a variety of purposes.If you want to try it out yourself, you can get 10% off using the promo code BOOMER at somavedic.com.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Joseph LeDouxWebsite https://joseph-ledoux.com/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/joseph.ledouxTwitter https://twitter.com/theamygdaloidDisclaimerThis information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice.

54 min1 w ago
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Is There Hope for Anxiety? with Dr. Joseph LeDoux

Nicotine with Dr. Neil Grunberg

Nicotine is shrouded in controversy. Dr. Neil Grunberg has published >180 papers addressing behavioral medicine, stress, and leadership. Dr. Grunberg has received awards from the U.S. Surgeon General, CDC, FDA, American Psychological Association, NIH, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and USU. He has served as President of the USU Faculty Senate and has chaired many USU committees. In this fascinating conversation, Dr. Grunberg and I chat about the neurobiology of addiction, the potential for nicotine in pharmaceutical drugs, what nicotine does to your brain, and Dr. Grunberg's thoughts on the growing psychedelics movement.Who is Dr. Neil Grunberg?Neil E. Grunberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Military & Emergency Medicine (MEM), Medical & Clinical Psychology (MPS), and Neuroscience (NES) in the Uniformed Services University (USU) School of Medicine (SOM); Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN); Director of Research and Development in the USU Leadership Education and Development ...

72 min2 w ago
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Nicotine with Dr. Neil Grunberg

Muscle, Organ Meat, and Bodybuilding with Ashleigh VanHouten

ESkeptical on Organ Meat? Ashleigh and I talk about the dark sides of bodybuilding and the benefits of organ meats and the impact of the carnivore diet (including carnivore fasting). The Muscle Maven’s book “It Takes Guts” provides a great path to enjoying and incorporating organ meat into your diet.Who is Ashleigh VanHouten?Ashleigh is a health and nutrition author and journalist, speaker, podcast host, certified health coach, and self-proclaimed health and fitness nerd.She has written for Paleo Magazine for more than eight years, as well as a number of other health publications. She hosts the Muscle Maven Radio podcast and has worked with other top-rated health-related podcasts.Ashleigh is also a Primal Blueprint Certified Expert and has her CrossFit Strongman and Olympic Lifting certifications. In her spare time, Ashleigh is a nationally qualified natural figure competitor and also trains in powerlifting and BJJ.Highlights[5:40] Ashleigh’s journey into the fitness realm[14:08]...

62 min3 w ago
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Muscle, Organ Meat, and Bodybuilding with Ashleigh VanHouten

Is CO2 Tolerance the Answer? Deeper Explorations in Breath with Patrick McKeown

Patrick McKeown, bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage joins for round 2 on everything you need to know about breath work. Patrick and I delve into CO2 tolerance, freediving, capnography, and the specific protocols for training. He talks about devices and technologies that can be used to track your breathing.Who is Patrick McKeown?Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in fourteen languages) combines the simulation of high-altitude training and specifically-formulated exercises which empower readers to improve their corporate and exercise performance. For the first time, individuals are afforded a reliable and accurate means to measure their progress using the Body Oxygen Level Test, enabling them to address poor breathing habits; understand in simple terms how oxygen is released to working muscles, and to practice breath hold exercises that naturally increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity. A summary of the science can be found at http://oxygenadvantage.com/science/T...

64 minOCT 28
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Is CO2 Tolerance the Answer? Deeper Explorations in Breath with Patrick McKeown

Virtual Vacation: Routines, Rest, and Randomness with Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis

I invited some of my closest friends, Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis, to join the show today. Dasha, Mads, and I play a game of drawing the question out of the hat amidst a fun conversation around biohacking, being happy, inner work, routines, and much more.Who is Dasha Maximov?Dasha Maximov, former-management consultant turned health explorer, found that the available information for addressing her chronic pain and depression from multiple concussions was limited and frustrating. Specialists across the globe offered reductionist approaches and outdated recommendations. Her last brain injury was, ironically, when she was doing her masters in neuroscience. Knowing about the brain and feeling the frustration of shrugged shoulders, led her on a path of health exploration to take control of her health and educate herself on alternative ways to heal her brain.In 2019, after healing many of her immediate, chronic pains via natural hacks, Dasha turned to bring this information to others by o...

98 minOCT 20
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Virtual Vacation: Routines, Rest, and Randomness with Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis

Jam Session Round 2

EJoined by the editor of this podcast, Roy Matz, we reflect on all of the things that happened in the past quarter. This is a wide-ranging reflection on: routines, new experiences, time management, best books and documentaries, and a lot more.Highlights[4:45] Freediving experience[12:15] New Morning Routines[22:11] The Three Iteration Process[21:30] Importance of daily routines[24:05] Embracing play[36:40] Allocating Time[41:02] Favorite Documentaries[49:19] Best BooksResourcesEssentialism by Greg McKeownThe Essentialism EpisodePart 1 and Part 2 with Josh HollandEmbracing play with Darryl EdwardsCAR.O.L BikeBstrong blood flow restrictionThe Business of DrugsA Leaf of Faith (2018)The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success By Deepak ChopraThe Art of Thinking ClearlyThinking, Fast and SlowHow to LeadGrindful PodcastSponsorsBiOptimizers:If you’re over 35, your enzyme levels have already begun to decline and your immune system can be more susceptible to viruses.Enzymes are the workhorses of dig...

52 minOCT 13
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Jam Session Round 2

Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 2)

I rarely get a chance to speak with someone with as much experiential knowledge as Josh Holland. He's the personal trainer behind many top professionals worldwide! In part two of this conversation, Josh and I dive deeper in his 5 pillars, discuss the perks of having a balance between primal movement and high-intensity interval training, and blood flow restriction.Who is Joshua J. Holland?Joshua J. Holland is a wealth of experiential knowledge and wisdom. A dedicated biohacker, state of the art fitness trainer, holistic health coach and sports professional, he champions the philosophy of “awareness through experience,” and has subsequently spent years consulting with elite professionals with the goal to build a vast well in which to draw from when evoking alignment of body, mind and spirit for his clients.His ideological approach to life and his life’s work are based on principles that highlight effectiveness, efficiency, and quantifiability. His passion stems from kindling a stat...

56 minOCT 6
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Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 2)

Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 1)

Josh Holland joins me for part one of a marathon interview on movement. Josh is an absolute cornucopia of information on all things health, so you will see this conversation is wide-ranging. Josh provides cutting edge tips on recovery, sleep, and why awareness is so important to movement. Who is Joshua J. Holland?Joshua J. Holland is a wealth of experiential knowledge and wisdom. A dedicated biohacker, state of the art fitness trainer, holistic health coach and sports professional, he champions the philosophy of “awareness through experience,” and has subsequently spent years consulting with elite professionals with the goal to build a vast well in which to draw from when evoking alignment of body, mind and spirit for his clients.His ideological approach to life and his life’s work are based on principles that highlight effectiveness, efficiency, and quantifiability. His passion stems from kindling a state of bodily wholeness via connection through his extensive web of like minde...

69 minSEP 30
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Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 1)

Beating Benzos: Kava and the Battle Against Anxiety with Cameron George

Kava is shrouded in controversy, but is it warranted? Cameron George discovered the benefits of traditional Kava preparations during his battle with chronic illness as an alternative to benzodiazepines. Cameron spent years researching every aspect of Kava, its history, past issues, and benefits. This led to him founding TRU KAVA.Who is Cameron George?Cameron is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA, a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form that has been highly prized in south pacific islands for over 3000 years.Since Discovering the amazing effects of traditional Kava during his own chronic illness, Cameron spent many years investigating every aspect of Kava and has collaborated with many of the most prominent expert...

73 minSEP 22
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