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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.


New episodes released every Tuesday.



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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 minded individuals.His vast experiential knowledge base has created a very sought after following in the world of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle. He works with some of the world’s most renowned musical and theatrical artists to fine tune their physical and spiritual bodies. He endeavors to give his utmost through his vast exploration into a plethora of healing modalities for the purpose of restoring people to prime physical and spiritual wellness awareness.Co-founder of several fitness and health entities, and a Global Ambassador for a number of companies including Technogym, Josh currently leads a team of elite trainers and health coaches at SystimFit in Flatiron, NYC. He happily serves the greater New York area, including Westchester, Greenwich and the Hamptons, and is available by request for inter-state and international consultations and appointments, either virtually or in person.Highlights[5:30] Josh’s basketball career[15:45] Transition to men's health and movement[21:21] Josh’s pillars of movement[31:30] Grounding[40:10] How important is awareness?[50:05] The key to a good night's sleep[57:15] How to think about recovery[1:05:01] Recovering fasterResourcesLos Pioneros de Quintana RooRelaxator Breathing DeviceApollo Neuro DeviceJoovv: Red and Infrared LED Light Therapy DevicesFlexPulseSponsorsKÄÄPÄ Health:KAPPA Health produces some of the best mushrooms on this planet, which can be applied in your supplement regimen every single day. I encourage everyone to try Mai Take, Shitake, Turkeytail, or cordyceps which I mix with cacao every morning to get me fired up fast. The co-founder of KÄÄPÄ Health, Eric Puro came on this show and talked about the medicinal and performance benefits of mushrooms and how these fungi help both improve the health of humans and ecosystems.If you want to give these mushrooms a try, head over to kaapahealth.com and use the code BOOMER for a 10% discount on your order.B StrongI’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you’re going to get yourself 10% off.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Josh HollandWebsiteInstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebookDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For th

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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...

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

The Unspoken Reality of Anxiety with Dr. David Rabin

Let's decode anxiety with board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Dr. David Rabin. Dr. Rabin eloquently explains why anxiety is something most feel, how gratitude helps interrupt anxiety, psychedelics, and why he created the Apollo. Who is Dr. David Rabin?Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD, is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur & inventor who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than a decade. He is the co-founder & chief innovation officer at Apollo Neuroscience, which has developed the first scientifically-validated wearable technology that actively improves energy, focus & relaxation, using a novel touch therapy that signals safety to the brain.Dr. Rabin has always been fascinated by consciousness and our inherent ability to heal ourselves from injury and illness. As such, he has specifically focused his research on the clinical translation of non-invasive therapies for patients with treatment-resistant illnesses like PTSD and substance use disorders.Dr. Rabin is the co-founder and executive director of the Board of Medicine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of physicians and scientists establishing the first peer-reviewed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the production and safe use of currently unregulated alternative medicines, including plant medicines. The Board of Medicine trains and certifies healthcare providers, as well providing quality control standards for complementary and alternative medicines to support high-quality clinical research and best practices in harm-reduction.In addition to his clinical psychiatry practice, Dr. Rabin is currently conducting research on the epigenetic regulation of trauma responses and recovery to elucidate the mechanism of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and the neurobiology of belief.Highlights[4:46] Anxiety in our modern society[12:05] Pattern interrupts that cause anxiety[17:51] The Gratitude interception[20:06] Take control of the ego[26:10] Psychedelics and anxiety[32:23] Self-medication addiction phenomenon[36:22] Developing the Apollo touch therapy device[40:43] Dr. Rabin answers the Superhuman rapid-fire questionsResourcesApollo NeuroscienceIn the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor MatéFood of the Gods by Terrence McKennaIn Search of Memory by Eric KandelSponsorsBLUbloxWhat 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.B StrongI’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you’re going to get yourself 10% off.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Dr. RabinDrdave.ioApolloneuro.comBoardofmedicine.orgFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedinDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at

62 min2 w ago
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The Unspoken Reality of Anxiety with Dr. David Rabin

Methylene Blue: Part 2 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Part 2 of the fascinating discussion with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima on Cytochrome Oxidase and Methylene Blue. Part 1 was an introduction to Cytochrome Oxidase and the history of methylene blue. Part 2 is a deep dive into the benefits and current science behind Methylene Blue.Who is Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima?Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D., is a courtesy professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He also holds the George I. Sanchez Centennial Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a professor in the departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Institute for Neuroscience.Gonzalez-Lima’s teaching experience includes undergraduate, medical, graduate and postdoctoral students, and he currently teaches the core graduate course in Functional Neuroanatomy. Gonzalez-Lima has been the research adviser of 22 Ph.D. students at UT Austin, and his trainees are world leaders in brain research on the relationship between brain energy metabolism, memory and neurobehavioral disorders.Gonzalez-Lima graduated with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and he earned his doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. He completed postdoctoral training (behavioral neuroscience) at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow.Gonzalez-Lima has been a visiting neuroscientist in Germany, England, Canada and Spain and he has delivered more than 120 invited lectures about his brain research around the world. His research has been funded for more than 30 years with federal and private funds, and he has contributed to more than 350 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, chapters and books.Current research in the Gonzalez-Lima laboratory focuses on the beneficial neurocognitive and emotional effects of noninvasive human brain stimulation in healthy, aging and mentally ill populations. This research primarily uses transcranial infrared laser stimulation and multimodal imaging (EEG, fNIRS and fMRI) in collaboration with colleagues at UT Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Gonzalez-Lima supervises and trains students and residents to contribute to these ongoing brain research projects.Highlights[3:45] Methylene Blue's Dose Dependent Curve[10:25] Poison Control[18:00] Focus, Alzheimer's, and Protecting Against Cognitive Decline[24:35] Why Pharmaceutical Grade Matters[31:28] Leucomethylene Blue and Skin Care[46:10] Concerns over long term use of Methylene BlueResourcesMethylene Blue Preserves Cytochrome Oxidase Activity and Prevents Neurodegeneration and Memory Impairment in Rats With Chronic Cerebral HypoperfusionEnergy hypometabolism in posterior cingulate cortex of Alzheimer's patients: superficial laminar cytochrome oxidase associated with disease durationHormetic Dose ResponseCytochrome Oxidase in Neuronal Metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-LimaAlzheimer’s Turning Point by Jack De La TorreSponsorsTroscriptionsOne 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.Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).VielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilie

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Methylene Blue: Part 2 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Methylene Blue: Part 1 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima is one of the world's leading neuroscientists and an expert in Cytochrome Oxidase. This is part one of a two part discussion. Dr. Gonzalez-Lima educates on the role of cytochrome oxidase and the history of methylene blue. Who is Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima?Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D., is a courtesy professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He also holds the George I. Sanchez Centennial Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a professor in the departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Institute for Neuroscience.Gonzalez-Lima’s teaching experience includes undergraduate, medical, graduate and postdoctoral students, and he currently teaches the core graduate course in Functional Neuroanatomy. Gonzalez-Lima has been the research adviser of 22 Ph.D. students at UT Austin, and his trainees are world leaders in brain research on the relationship between brain energy metabolism, memory and neurobehavioral disorders.Gonzalez-Lima graduated with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and he earned his doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. He completed postdoctoral training (behavioral neuroscience) at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow.Gonzalez-Lima has been a visiting neuroscientist in Germany, England, Canada and Spain and he has delivered more than 120 invited lectures about his brain research around the world. His research has been funded for more than 30 years with federal and private funds, and he has contributed to more than 350 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, chapters and books.Current research in the Gonzalez-Lima laboratory focuses on the beneficial neurocognitive and emotional effects of noninvasive human brain stimulation in healthy, aging and mentally ill populations. This research primarily uses transcranial infrared laser stimulation and multimodal imaging (EEG, fNIRS and fMRI) in collaboration with colleagues at UT Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Gonzalez-Lima supervises and trains students and residents to contribute to these ongoing brain research projects.Highlights[17:13] Cytochrome oxidase as a marker for longevity[25:14] Dr. Gonzalez-Lima's journey into methylene blue[37:20] What is the history of methylene blue?[39:40] Magic Bullet[44:36] Methylene Blue dosingResourcesMethylene Blue Preserves Cytochrome Oxidase Activity and Prevents Neurodegeneration and Memory Impairment in Rats With Chronic Cerebral HypoperfusionEnergy hypometabolism in posterior cingulate cortex of Alzheimer's patients: superficial laminar cytochrome oxidase associated with disease durationPaul EhrlichSponsorsBlue CannatineOne 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.Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).BiOptimizersIf 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 digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients.Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%!This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition.This is why I’m a b

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Methylene Blue: Part 1 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Blood Flow Restriction: The Key to Effectiveness and Efficiency in Training with Sten Stray-Gundersen

Blood Flow Restriction training offers an asymmetric return on time invested in exercise. Sten Stray-Gundersen shares his experience training elite level athletes with Blood Flow Restriction insights onBFR contributes to minimum effective dose training.Who is Sten Stray-Gundersen?Sten Stray-Gundersen, M.S. is a graduate researcher in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with emphasis on Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Physiology.Sten has authored several studies assessing the safety and feasibility of utilizing BFR for both healthy and clinical populations. Additionally, Sten works as an Exercise Physiologist and Program Advisor for an Austin-based holistic performance center called Reach Outcomes (we are in the process of changing the name, so I may have an update for you soon), where he works with professional and amateur athletes to improving all aspects of performance.Sten is also a Science Advisor and BStrong BFR expert for BStrong Inc, where he has worked with top-level athletes and teams ranging from the Olympic level to military personnel to the youth and collegiate levels, developing personalized protocols and programs for performance.Highlights[4:46] The vast capabilities of Blood Flow Restriction[9:36] Blood Flow Restriction in Power Lifting[12:30] BFR’s impact on the nervous system, Growth Hormone, and aging[20:12] High-level athletes and Blood Flow Restriction Training[25:27] mTOR Overactivation[28:49] Training routines[35:10] High reps, Low weights, Pink Dumbells, and BFR[37:50] Occlusion[49:01] Stacking BFR with other workouts[1:00:23] Bstrong innovations to the BFR trainingResourcesB Strong Blood Flow Restriction - Get 10% discount on checkout with Promo Code BOOMERCombined effects of low-intensity blood flow restriction training and high-intensity resistance training on muscle strength and sizeWalking with Leg Blood Flow Restriction: Wide-Rigid Cuffs vs. Narrow-Elastic BandsHemodynamic and Pressor Responses to Combination of Yoga and Blood Flow RestrictionSponsorsB StrongI’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you’re going to get yourself 10% off.VielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.Go to vielight.com and use the promo code BOOMER for 10% off your purchase.Continue Your High Performance Journey with StenWebsite Get 10% discount on checkout with Promo Code BOOMERLinkedInTwitterFacebookDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Blood Flow Restriction: The Key to Effectiveness and Efficiency in Training with Sten Stray-Gundersen

Hypoxia, Doping, and Blood Flow Restriction Training with Dr. James Stray-Gundersen

Tackling misinformation, live high / train low, blood doping, and blood flow restriction training with a world-renowned physiologist and physician and pioneer in sports medicine. Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen shared his wealth of expertise is a diverse array of athletic performance fields. Who is Dr. James Stray-Gundersen?Jim Stray-Gundersen is a world-renowned expert in Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology and Training for Sport Performance, and is a world-renowned expert in BFR Training. Drawing from his lifetime of experience with elite level athletes and clinical populations, Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen is one of the world’s leading physiologists and strongly believes that BFR will revolutionize training and rehabilitation everywhere.In designing the B Strong System with Sean Whalen, Dr. Stray-Gundersen wished to make the most affordable, simple, safe, and effective BFR training bands on the market so that he could share this discovery with as many people as possible and increase the overall fitness of the world. Dr. Stray-Gundersen has identified the key mechanisms, applications, and safety guidelines and applied them to develop a safe and effective product.He also lectures throughout Europe and North America for those seeking protocols and guidelines to maximize benefits and eliminate risk of BFR training.As a physician, Dr. James Stray-Gundersen has treated thousands of patients and athletes alike. As a researcher, he authored the ground-breaking study, “Live high, train low” that revolutionized altitude training. As a sports scientist, he has worked with elite-level teams in skiing, cycling, running, soccer, and countless others.Dr Stray-Gundersen has been involved in the training regimens of Olympians and World Class athletes resulting in over 100 Olympic Medals and World Championships. With over 40 years of hands-on experience with people and athletes of all ages, Dr. Stray-Gundersen has constantly been at the forefront of top-level performance. He predicts, B Strong Training will change how the world gains the benefits of exercise, improving longevity and quality of life. B Strong Training will change your life.Highlights[7:43] Speed Skating at a High Level[9:56] Blood Doping and Developing WADA[18:01] Benefits from Living High, Training Low scenario[24:42] Discovering Blood Flow Restriction Training[31:24] Effective workouts with Blood Flow Restriction[41:04] Blood flow Restriction training and recovery from ailments[43:21] The B Strong InnovationResourcesLive High Train LowHypoxic TentsFemoral Artery StudyBStrong Guidance AppOn Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-RossJourney to Ixtlan by Carlos CastanedaSponsorsBlue CannatineOne 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 and use the code BOOMER for a discount. Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).B StrongI've been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you're going to get yourself 10% off.DisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not trea

74 minAUG 12
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Hypoxia, Doping, and Blood Flow Restriction Training with Dr. James Stray-Gundersen

Dealing with Insomnia: Sleep Solutions for Crisis Times with Greg Potter

EOur first conversation is one of the most downloaded episodes of the podcast! Greg Potter PhD returns for a discussion about the effects of COVID-19 on sleep, what to do about stress induced insomnia, formulas for behavior change leading to better sleep, and Resilient Nutrition.Who is Greg Potter, PhD?Greg Potter’s PhD work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Greg has a BSc and an MSc in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University, where he coached a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships. Greg has also worked with groups such as The United States Naval Special Warfare Command on health and performance optimization. He is now Chief Scientific officer for a digital health startup.Highlights[5:23] COVID-19 and Sleep Disturbance [10:14] Tracking Data for Health and Sleep Optimization[18:46] What metrics matter[28:40] Beating Anxiety induced Insomnia[39:03] Optimizing the Sleep-Wake Cycle[45:48] Creating a sleep routine[52:30] Sleep Supportive Nutrients and Supplements[1:02:10] Resilient NutritionResourcesChrononutrition: Optimal Meal Timing for Epic Energy, Focus and Body Composition with Greg PotterSleepio AppTobias Lundgren Bull’s Eye ExerciseVO2 max Cooper TestRestwelle MelatoninPittsburgh Sleep Quality IndexSponsorsResilient NutritionI met Greg Potter at a speaking event in Latvia. 9 months later, I met Ali Macdonald at a speaking event in London. Ali and Greg mentioned they were working on something special in the endurance space. And damn... they have done a fantastic job of tackling endurance nutrition.I remember when I was going back to run the Brussels marathon and I was looking at the options for fueling during the race. I was surprised by the lack of real food, but also things that supported me during my run.Enter Resilient Nutrition.Ali and Greg have developed a formula which is called Long Range Fuel, and there are several choices for you, which now I use for everything from cognitive endurance to my physical endurance.Head on over to resilientnutrition.com and get yours today because they taste so fricking good. Use the code Boomer for 10% off. VielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.Go to vielight.com and use the promo code BOOMER for 10% off your purchase.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Greg Potter PhDResilient NutritionResilient Nutrition FacebookResearch GateLinkedInInstagramTwitterDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

71 minAUG 4
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Dealing with Insomnia: Sleep Solutions for Crisis Times with Greg Potter

Finishing the World's Toughest Endurance Events: A Guide to Resilience with John Kelly

John Kelly holds a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records, is a Chief Technology Officer, and is the 15th person to finish the Barkley Marathons. John shares stories on how he trained for the Montane Spine Race, surviving the Barkley, and how he still has time for family at the end of the day. Who is John Kelly?John Kelly is an ultrarunning data scientist, father of three with a former triathlon habit. He is the Chief Technology Officer of Envelop Risk, and to support his ability to do that day job with a clear mind he runs, bikes, and hikes. He also used to be a pretty serious water skier and World of Warcraft player.John has been running most of his life. In high school he was a good, but not a great runner. During college and grad school, John essentially took a full decade off from the sport. After grad school, he rediscovered his love of the mountains on a road trip out west that included hiking the John Muir Trail with his incredible wife Jessi.John ended up running the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, and it was an absolute disaster. It was his first race in 10 years, his longest race by 20 miles, and his training had been horribly insufficient. Of course, immediately after that, John said, “I think I can do better” and signed up for another.John has always been a math and computer person who enjoys finding patterns and automating complex processes. An opportunity at a startup, where there was less bureaucracy and John would have more influence over research and applications, was something he couldn’t walk away from. In the summer of 2015, around the same time that he got serious about ultrarunning and triathlons, as he made the jump to become the Director of Analytics at QxBranch, a data analytics startup in downtown DC. That startup partnered with a company in the UK to create another startup, Envelop Risk, that could better deliver that product to customers and insurance partners.Highlights[3:30] Setting a world record[7:30] The appeal of data science[9:55] Returning to running[15:44] Thriving at the Barkley Marathons [22:30] How ultra resilience transfers to everyday life[30:06] The biggest mistakes people make with marathons[36:15] John’s training regimen[43:50] Sleep optimization for performance endurance[49:45] Use data in the training[55:38] Maintaining work-life balanceResourcesThe Barkley Marathons DocumentaryBarkley MarathonsUpper Kelly CampDavid Roche -Training For Busy AthletesGarmin Forerunner 945The BibleSponsorsCAR.O.LYou don’t have time for that 45 minute jog.You need something fast, efficient, and leaves you wanting more.My favorite tool for this is the CAR.O.L. She is a life-changing bike, that provides you all the endurance you need into two 20 second bursts.Yes, you read that right.That’s 40 seconds of max-effort, including the warm up and cool downs, you get a kick-ass workout in 8 minutes and 40 seconds.The CAR.O.L is a resistance bike powered by artificial intelligence, which personalizes and optimizes the resistance, so you hit your maximum intensity levels and maximize glycogen depletion every single time.The proof is really in the pudding. CAR.O.L’s effectiveness was independently verified by the American Council on Exercise. I gave the CAR.O.L bike spin at Health Optimization Summit in London this year, and she kicked my ass so much that I had to get one. Check out CAR.O.L at carolfitai.comIf you have limited time and want a kick ass workout, which basically everyone that listens to this show does, use the code DECODING150 for a big discount, head over to CarolfitAI.com to secure yours.Resilient NutritionThe guys at resilient nutrition have done a fantastic job of tackling the endurance nutrition space.Their first product, Long Range Fuel comes with not only what they describe as Beyond Nut Butter, energy-dense food, but also nutrients to support you in your endurance endeavors.I use for everything from cognitive endurance to my physical endurance.If you want to try this out, head on

68 minJUL 22
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Finishing the World's Toughest Endurance Events: A Guide to Resilience with John Kelly

Spiritual Journies, Bodybuilding Championships, and Optimizing Digestion with Wade Lightheart

Wade Lightheart, Co-Founder of BiOptimizers, built a wealth of experience traveling the world. As a vegetarian bodybuilder, Wade competed in Mr. Universe and was a 3 time Canadian All-Natural bodybuilding champion. Wade shares his wisdom from a life traveling the world, dieting, and what led him to focus on digestion.Who is Wade Lightheart?3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion who competed as a vegetarian, former Mr. Universe Competitor, host of The Awesome Health podcast, Wade Lightheart is one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise which have sold in over 80 Countries.Wade also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and is the Co-Founder and President at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company.He’s been in the health industry for over 25 years, coached thousands of clients, and is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels.Highlights[6:03] The search for spirituality[14:07] Becoming a digital nomad[18:41] Living in India[23:27] The best of living abroad[28:00] Becoming vegetarian[33:46] Vegetarian bodybuilding[45:10] Digestive enzymes[1:01:01] A self-evaluation for leaky gutResourcesJoe GoldGold’s GymAutobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa YoganandaThe Holy Science by Swami Sri YukteswarEnzyme Nutrition by Dr. Edward HowellFood Enzymes for Health & Longevity by Dr. Edward HowellPower VS Force by David HawkinsSponsorsVielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.Go to vielight.com and use the coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off on your purchase.BiOptimizersIf 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 digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients.Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%!This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition.This is why I’m a big fan of enzyme and probiotic supplementation and one of the best companies I’ve ever found that specializes in optimizing your digestion through both of these supplements are my friends at BiOptimizers.Head on over to www.bioptimizers.com/boomer and use coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off any package. They have the best guarantee I've seen in the industry. It's a 365 day FULL money back guarantee.If you want to try MassZymes, I strongly suggest you head on over to their site and grab it your free bottle before they either run out or just take down this offer. Head on over to https://masszymes.com/boomerfree and you'll automatically get your free bottle added to your shopping cart.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Wade LightheartWebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTubeAwesome Health PodcastDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This in

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Spiritual Journies, Bodybuilding Championships, and Optimizing Digestion with Wade Lightheart

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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 minded individuals.His vast experiential knowledge base has created a very sought after following in the world of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle. He works with some of the world’s most renowned musical and theatrical artists to fine tune their physical and spiritual bodies. He endeavors to give his utmost through his vast exploration into a plethora of healing modalities for the purpose of restoring people to prime physical and spiritual wellness awareness.Co-founder of several fitness and health entities, and a Global Ambassador for a number of companies including Technogym, Josh currently leads a team of elite trainers and health coaches at SystimFit in Flatiron, NYC. He happily serves the greater New York area, including Westchester, Greenwich and the Hamptons, and is available by request for inter-state and international consultations and appointments, either virtually or in person.Highlights[5:30] Josh’s basketball career[15:45] Transition to men's health and movement[21:21] Josh’s pillars of movement[31:30] Grounding[40:10] How important is awareness?[50:05] The key to a good night's sleep[57:15] How to think about recovery[1:05:01] Recovering fasterResourcesLos Pioneros de Quintana RooRelaxator Breathing DeviceApollo Neuro DeviceJoovv: Red and Infrared LED Light Therapy DevicesFlexPulseSponsorsKÄÄPÄ Health:KAPPA Health produces some of the best mushrooms on this planet, which can be applied in your supplement regimen every single day. I encourage everyone to try Mai Take, Shitake, Turkeytail, or cordyceps which I mix with cacao every morning to get me fired up fast. The co-founder of KÄÄPÄ Health, Eric Puro came on this show and talked about the medicinal and performance benefits of mushrooms and how these fungi help both improve the health of humans and ecosystems.If you want to give these mushrooms a try, head over to kaapahealth.com and use the code BOOMER for a 10% discount on your order.B StrongI’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you’re going to get yourself 10% off.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Josh HollandWebsiteInstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebookDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For th

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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...

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The Unspoken Reality of Anxiety with Dr. David Rabin

Let's decode anxiety with board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Dr. David Rabin. Dr. Rabin eloquently explains why anxiety is something most feel, how gratitude helps interrupt anxiety, psychedelics, and why he created the Apollo. Who is Dr. David Rabin?Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD, is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur & inventor who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than a decade. He is the co-founder & chief innovation officer at Apollo Neuroscience, which has developed the first scientifically-validated wearable technology that actively improves energy, focus & relaxation, using a novel touch therapy that signals safety to the brain.Dr. Rabin has always been fascinated by consciousness and our inherent ability to heal ourselves from injury and illness. As such, he has specifically focused his research on the clinical translation of non-invasive therapies for patients with treatment-resistant illnesses like PTSD and substance use disorders.Dr. Rabin is the co-founder and executive director of the Board of Medicine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of physicians and scientists establishing the first peer-reviewed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the production and safe use of currently unregulated alternative medicines, including plant medicines. The Board of Medicine trains and certifies healthcare providers, as well providing quality control standards for complementary and alternative medicines to support high-quality clinical research and best practices in harm-reduction.In addition to his clinical psychiatry practice, Dr. Rabin is currently conducting research on the epigenetic regulation of trauma responses and recovery to elucidate the mechanism of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and the neurobiology of belief.Highlights[4:46] Anxiety in our modern society[12:05] Pattern interrupts that cause anxiety[17:51] The Gratitude interception[20:06] Take control of the ego[26:10] Psychedelics and anxiety[32:23] Self-medication addiction phenomenon[36:22] Developing the Apollo touch therapy device[40:43] Dr. Rabin answers the Superhuman rapid-fire questionsResourcesApollo NeuroscienceIn the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor MatéFood of the Gods by Terrence McKennaIn Search of Memory by Eric KandelSponsorsBLUbloxWhat 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.B StrongI’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you’re going to get yourself 10% off.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Dr. RabinDrdave.ioApolloneuro.comBoardofmedicine.orgFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedinDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at

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The Unspoken Reality of Anxiety with Dr. David Rabin

Methylene Blue: Part 2 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Part 2 of the fascinating discussion with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima on Cytochrome Oxidase and Methylene Blue. Part 1 was an introduction to Cytochrome Oxidase and the history of methylene blue. Part 2 is a deep dive into the benefits and current science behind Methylene Blue.Who is Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima?Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D., is a courtesy professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He also holds the George I. Sanchez Centennial Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a professor in the departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Institute for Neuroscience.Gonzalez-Lima’s teaching experience includes undergraduate, medical, graduate and postdoctoral students, and he currently teaches the core graduate course in Functional Neuroanatomy. Gonzalez-Lima has been the research adviser of 22 Ph.D. students at UT Austin, and his trainees are world leaders in brain research on the relationship between brain energy metabolism, memory and neurobehavioral disorders.Gonzalez-Lima graduated with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and he earned his doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. He completed postdoctoral training (behavioral neuroscience) at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow.Gonzalez-Lima has been a visiting neuroscientist in Germany, England, Canada and Spain and he has delivered more than 120 invited lectures about his brain research around the world. His research has been funded for more than 30 years with federal and private funds, and he has contributed to more than 350 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, chapters and books.Current research in the Gonzalez-Lima laboratory focuses on the beneficial neurocognitive and emotional effects of noninvasive human brain stimulation in healthy, aging and mentally ill populations. This research primarily uses transcranial infrared laser stimulation and multimodal imaging (EEG, fNIRS and fMRI) in collaboration with colleagues at UT Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Gonzalez-Lima supervises and trains students and residents to contribute to these ongoing brain research projects.Highlights[3:45] Methylene Blue's Dose Dependent Curve[10:25] Poison Control[18:00] Focus, Alzheimer's, and Protecting Against Cognitive Decline[24:35] Why Pharmaceutical Grade Matters[31:28] Leucomethylene Blue and Skin Care[46:10] Concerns over long term use of Methylene BlueResourcesMethylene Blue Preserves Cytochrome Oxidase Activity and Prevents Neurodegeneration and Memory Impairment in Rats With Chronic Cerebral HypoperfusionEnergy hypometabolism in posterior cingulate cortex of Alzheimer's patients: superficial laminar cytochrome oxidase associated with disease durationHormetic Dose ResponseCytochrome Oxidase in Neuronal Metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-LimaAlzheimer’s Turning Point by Jack De La TorreSponsorsTroscriptionsOne 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.Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).VielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilie

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Methylene Blue: Part 2 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Methylene Blue: Part 1 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima is one of the world's leading neuroscientists and an expert in Cytochrome Oxidase. This is part one of a two part discussion. Dr. Gonzalez-Lima educates on the role of cytochrome oxidase and the history of methylene blue. Who is Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima?Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D., is a courtesy professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He also holds the George I. Sanchez Centennial Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a professor in the departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Institute for Neuroscience.Gonzalez-Lima’s teaching experience includes undergraduate, medical, graduate and postdoctoral students, and he currently teaches the core graduate course in Functional Neuroanatomy. Gonzalez-Lima has been the research adviser of 22 Ph.D. students at UT Austin, and his trainees are world leaders in brain research on the relationship between brain energy metabolism, memory and neurobehavioral disorders.Gonzalez-Lima graduated with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and he earned his doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. He completed postdoctoral training (behavioral neuroscience) at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow.Gonzalez-Lima has been a visiting neuroscientist in Germany, England, Canada and Spain and he has delivered more than 120 invited lectures about his brain research around the world. His research has been funded for more than 30 years with federal and private funds, and he has contributed to more than 350 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, chapters and books.Current research in the Gonzalez-Lima laboratory focuses on the beneficial neurocognitive and emotional effects of noninvasive human brain stimulation in healthy, aging and mentally ill populations. This research primarily uses transcranial infrared laser stimulation and multimodal imaging (EEG, fNIRS and fMRI) in collaboration with colleagues at UT Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Gonzalez-Lima supervises and trains students and residents to contribute to these ongoing brain research projects.Highlights[17:13] Cytochrome oxidase as a marker for longevity[25:14] Dr. Gonzalez-Lima's journey into methylene blue[37:20] What is the history of methylene blue?[39:40] Magic Bullet[44:36] Methylene Blue dosingResourcesMethylene Blue Preserves Cytochrome Oxidase Activity and Prevents Neurodegeneration and Memory Impairment in Rats With Chronic Cerebral HypoperfusionEnergy hypometabolism in posterior cingulate cortex of Alzheimer's patients: superficial laminar cytochrome oxidase associated with disease durationPaul EhrlichSponsorsBlue CannatineOne 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.Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).BiOptimizersIf 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 digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients.Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%!This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition.This is why I’m a b

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Methylene Blue: Part 1 with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Blood Flow Restriction: The Key to Effectiveness and Efficiency in Training with Sten Stray-Gundersen

Blood Flow Restriction training offers an asymmetric return on time invested in exercise. Sten Stray-Gundersen shares his experience training elite level athletes with Blood Flow Restriction insights onBFR contributes to minimum effective dose training.Who is Sten Stray-Gundersen?Sten Stray-Gundersen, M.S. is a graduate researcher in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with emphasis on Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Physiology.Sten has authored several studies assessing the safety and feasibility of utilizing BFR for both healthy and clinical populations. Additionally, Sten works as an Exercise Physiologist and Program Advisor for an Austin-based holistic performance center called Reach Outcomes (we are in the process of changing the name, so I may have an update for you soon), where he works with professional and amateur athletes to improving all aspects of performance.Sten is also a Science Advisor and BStrong BFR expert for BStrong Inc, where he has worked with top-level athletes and teams ranging from the Olympic level to military personnel to the youth and collegiate levels, developing personalized protocols and programs for performance.Highlights[4:46] The vast capabilities of Blood Flow Restriction[9:36] Blood Flow Restriction in Power Lifting[12:30] BFR’s impact on the nervous system, Growth Hormone, and aging[20:12] High-level athletes and Blood Flow Restriction Training[25:27] mTOR Overactivation[28:49] Training routines[35:10] High reps, Low weights, Pink Dumbells, and BFR[37:50] Occlusion[49:01] Stacking BFR with other workouts[1:00:23] Bstrong innovations to the BFR trainingResourcesB Strong Blood Flow Restriction - Get 10% discount on checkout with Promo Code BOOMERCombined effects of low-intensity blood flow restriction training and high-intensity resistance training on muscle strength and sizeWalking with Leg Blood Flow Restriction: Wide-Rigid Cuffs vs. Narrow-Elastic BandsHemodynamic and Pressor Responses to Combination of Yoga and Blood Flow RestrictionSponsorsB StrongI’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you’re going to get yourself 10% off.VielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.Go to vielight.com and use the promo code BOOMER for 10% off your purchase.Continue Your High Performance Journey with StenWebsite Get 10% discount on checkout with Promo Code BOOMERLinkedInTwitterFacebookDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Blood Flow Restriction: The Key to Effectiveness and Efficiency in Training with Sten Stray-Gundersen

Hypoxia, Doping, and Blood Flow Restriction Training with Dr. James Stray-Gundersen

Tackling misinformation, live high / train low, blood doping, and blood flow restriction training with a world-renowned physiologist and physician and pioneer in sports medicine. Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen shared his wealth of expertise is a diverse array of athletic performance fields. Who is Dr. James Stray-Gundersen?Jim Stray-Gundersen is a world-renowned expert in Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology and Training for Sport Performance, and is a world-renowned expert in BFR Training. Drawing from his lifetime of experience with elite level athletes and clinical populations, Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen is one of the world’s leading physiologists and strongly believes that BFR will revolutionize training and rehabilitation everywhere.In designing the B Strong System with Sean Whalen, Dr. Stray-Gundersen wished to make the most affordable, simple, safe, and effective BFR training bands on the market so that he could share this discovery with as many people as possible and increase the overall fitness of the world. Dr. Stray-Gundersen has identified the key mechanisms, applications, and safety guidelines and applied them to develop a safe and effective product.He also lectures throughout Europe and North America for those seeking protocols and guidelines to maximize benefits and eliminate risk of BFR training.As a physician, Dr. James Stray-Gundersen has treated thousands of patients and athletes alike. As a researcher, he authored the ground-breaking study, “Live high, train low” that revolutionized altitude training. As a sports scientist, he has worked with elite-level teams in skiing, cycling, running, soccer, and countless others.Dr Stray-Gundersen has been involved in the training regimens of Olympians and World Class athletes resulting in over 100 Olympic Medals and World Championships. With over 40 years of hands-on experience with people and athletes of all ages, Dr. Stray-Gundersen has constantly been at the forefront of top-level performance. He predicts, B Strong Training will change how the world gains the benefits of exercise, improving longevity and quality of life. B Strong Training will change your life.Highlights[7:43] Speed Skating at a High Level[9:56] Blood Doping and Developing WADA[18:01] Benefits from Living High, Training Low scenario[24:42] Discovering Blood Flow Restriction Training[31:24] Effective workouts with Blood Flow Restriction[41:04] Blood flow Restriction training and recovery from ailments[43:21] The B Strong InnovationResourcesLive High Train LowHypoxic TentsFemoral Artery StudyBStrong Guidance AppOn Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-RossJourney to Ixtlan by Carlos CastanedaSponsorsBlue CannatineOne 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 and use the code BOOMER for a discount. Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).B StrongI've been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you're going to get yourself 10% off.DisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not trea

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Hypoxia, Doping, and Blood Flow Restriction Training with Dr. James Stray-Gundersen

Dealing with Insomnia: Sleep Solutions for Crisis Times with Greg Potter

EOur first conversation is one of the most downloaded episodes of the podcast! Greg Potter PhD returns for a discussion about the effects of COVID-19 on sleep, what to do about stress induced insomnia, formulas for behavior change leading to better sleep, and Resilient Nutrition.Who is Greg Potter, PhD?Greg Potter’s PhD work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Greg has a BSc and an MSc in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University, where he coached a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships. Greg has also worked with groups such as The United States Naval Special Warfare Command on health and performance optimization. He is now Chief Scientific officer for a digital health startup.Highlights[5:23] COVID-19 and Sleep Disturbance [10:14] Tracking Data for Health and Sleep Optimization[18:46] What metrics matter[28:40] Beating Anxiety induced Insomnia[39:03] Optimizing the Sleep-Wake Cycle[45:48] Creating a sleep routine[52:30] Sleep Supportive Nutrients and Supplements[1:02:10] Resilient NutritionResourcesChrononutrition: Optimal Meal Timing for Epic Energy, Focus and Body Composition with Greg PotterSleepio AppTobias Lundgren Bull’s Eye ExerciseVO2 max Cooper TestRestwelle MelatoninPittsburgh Sleep Quality IndexSponsorsResilient NutritionI met Greg Potter at a speaking event in Latvia. 9 months later, I met Ali Macdonald at a speaking event in London. Ali and Greg mentioned they were working on something special in the endurance space. And damn... they have done a fantastic job of tackling endurance nutrition.I remember when I was going back to run the Brussels marathon and I was looking at the options for fueling during the race. I was surprised by the lack of real food, but also things that supported me during my run.Enter Resilient Nutrition.Ali and Greg have developed a formula which is called Long Range Fuel, and there are several choices for you, which now I use for everything from cognitive endurance to my physical endurance.Head on over to resilientnutrition.com and get yours today because they taste so fricking good. Use the code Boomer for 10% off. VielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.Go to vielight.com and use the promo code BOOMER for 10% off your purchase.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Greg Potter PhDResilient NutritionResilient Nutrition FacebookResearch GateLinkedInInstagramTwitterDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Finishing the World's Toughest Endurance Events: A Guide to Resilience with John Kelly

John Kelly holds a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records, is a Chief Technology Officer, and is the 15th person to finish the Barkley Marathons. John shares stories on how he trained for the Montane Spine Race, surviving the Barkley, and how he still has time for family at the end of the day. Who is John Kelly?John Kelly is an ultrarunning data scientist, father of three with a former triathlon habit. He is the Chief Technology Officer of Envelop Risk, and to support his ability to do that day job with a clear mind he runs, bikes, and hikes. He also used to be a pretty serious water skier and World of Warcraft player.John has been running most of his life. In high school he was a good, but not a great runner. During college and grad school, John essentially took a full decade off from the sport. After grad school, he rediscovered his love of the mountains on a road trip out west that included hiking the John Muir Trail with his incredible wife Jessi.John ended up running the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, and it was an absolute disaster. It was his first race in 10 years, his longest race by 20 miles, and his training had been horribly insufficient. Of course, immediately after that, John said, “I think I can do better” and signed up for another.John has always been a math and computer person who enjoys finding patterns and automating complex processes. An opportunity at a startup, where there was less bureaucracy and John would have more influence over research and applications, was something he couldn’t walk away from. In the summer of 2015, around the same time that he got serious about ultrarunning and triathlons, as he made the jump to become the Director of Analytics at QxBranch, a data analytics startup in downtown DC. That startup partnered with a company in the UK to create another startup, Envelop Risk, that could better deliver that product to customers and insurance partners.Highlights[3:30] Setting a world record[7:30] The appeal of data science[9:55] Returning to running[15:44] Thriving at the Barkley Marathons [22:30] How ultra resilience transfers to everyday life[30:06] The biggest mistakes people make with marathons[36:15] John’s training regimen[43:50] Sleep optimization for performance endurance[49:45] Use data in the training[55:38] Maintaining work-life balanceResourcesThe Barkley Marathons DocumentaryBarkley MarathonsUpper Kelly CampDavid Roche -Training For Busy AthletesGarmin Forerunner 945The BibleSponsorsCAR.O.LYou don’t have time for that 45 minute jog.You need something fast, efficient, and leaves you wanting more.My favorite tool for this is the CAR.O.L. She is a life-changing bike, that provides you all the endurance you need into two 20 second bursts.Yes, you read that right.That’s 40 seconds of max-effort, including the warm up and cool downs, you get a kick-ass workout in 8 minutes and 40 seconds.The CAR.O.L is a resistance bike powered by artificial intelligence, which personalizes and optimizes the resistance, so you hit your maximum intensity levels and maximize glycogen depletion every single time.The proof is really in the pudding. CAR.O.L’s effectiveness was independently verified by the American Council on Exercise. I gave the CAR.O.L bike spin at Health Optimization Summit in London this year, and she kicked my ass so much that I had to get one. Check out CAR.O.L at carolfitai.comIf you have limited time and want a kick ass workout, which basically everyone that listens to this show does, use the code DECODING150 for a big discount, head over to CarolfitAI.com to secure yours.Resilient NutritionThe guys at resilient nutrition have done a fantastic job of tackling the endurance nutrition space.Their first product, Long Range Fuel comes with not only what they describe as Beyond Nut Butter, energy-dense food, but also nutrients to support you in your endurance endeavors.I use for everything from cognitive endurance to my physical endurance.If you want to try this out, head on

68 minJUL 22
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Finishing the World's Toughest Endurance Events: A Guide to Resilience with John Kelly

Spiritual Journies, Bodybuilding Championships, and Optimizing Digestion with Wade Lightheart

Wade Lightheart, Co-Founder of BiOptimizers, built a wealth of experience traveling the world. As a vegetarian bodybuilder, Wade competed in Mr. Universe and was a 3 time Canadian All-Natural bodybuilding champion. Wade shares his wisdom from a life traveling the world, dieting, and what led him to focus on digestion.Who is Wade Lightheart?3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion who competed as a vegetarian, former Mr. Universe Competitor, host of The Awesome Health podcast, Wade Lightheart is one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise which have sold in over 80 Countries.Wade also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and is the Co-Founder and President at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company.He’s been in the health industry for over 25 years, coached thousands of clients, and is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels.Highlights[6:03] The search for spirituality[14:07] Becoming a digital nomad[18:41] Living in India[23:27] The best of living abroad[28:00] Becoming vegetarian[33:46] Vegetarian bodybuilding[45:10] Digestive enzymes[1:01:01] A self-evaluation for leaky gutResourcesJoe GoldGold’s GymAutobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa YoganandaThe Holy Science by Swami Sri YukteswarEnzyme Nutrition by Dr. Edward HowellFood Enzymes for Health & Longevity by Dr. Edward HowellPower VS Force by David HawkinsSponsorsVielightVielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.Go to vielight.com and use the coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off on your purchase.BiOptimizersIf 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 digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients.Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%!This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition.This is why I’m a big fan of enzyme and probiotic supplementation and one of the best companies I’ve ever found that specializes in optimizing your digestion through both of these supplements are my friends at BiOptimizers.Head on over to www.bioptimizers.com/boomer and use coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off any package. They have the best guarantee I've seen in the industry. It's a 365 day FULL money back guarantee.If you want to try MassZymes, I strongly suggest you head on over to their site and grab it your free bottle before they either run out or just take down this offer. Head on over to https://masszymes.com/boomerfree and you'll automatically get your free bottle added to your shopping cart.Continue Your High Performance Journey with Wade LightheartWebsiteInstagramFacebookYouTubeAwesome Health PodcastDisclaimerThis 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. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This in

72 minJUL 15
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Spiritual Journies, Bodybuilding Championships, and Optimizing Digestion with Wade Lightheart

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