Collective Insights is a voyage through topics and technologies revolutionizing human wellbeing.
Here's the Latest Episode from Collective Insights:
HomeGrown Humans episode with the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Sue Phillips. She has been relentlessly liberating ancient wisdom to help solve difficult problems. She has been passionate about how to inspire spiritual practices that helps people in meaning-making as they experience life. In this episode she joins Jamie Wheal to explore how to uncover what the human soul needs and how it can remember its purpose.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/care-for-your-soul-designing-sacred-practices-that-work
Introducing HomeGrown Humans with Jamie Wheal. We have new episodes with Jamie Wheal to explore, 'where have we come from?', 'where are we going?', and 'why are we here?'. Jamie has been a guest on Collective Insights and is a longtime friend and collaborator of Neurohacker Collective. He will now be a regular host on the Collective Insights podcast.
In this episode Jamie Wheal explain what HomeGrown Humans is. Stay tuned for more episodes to explore the intersection of culture, philosophy, and neuroscience with the world’s brightest minds.
Learn more at: https://neurohacker.com/homegrownhumans
Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by women’s health expert, visionary health pioneer, wellness speaker, and New York Times Best-Selling author, Dr. Christiane Northrup. We dive into women’s health and how to balance female hormones. In this episode we discuss:
Natural ways to balance your hormones
Hormones through different stages of life
Reducing inflammation: Grounding, meditating, and supplementing nutrients
Managing PMS and difficult periods
What is normal in a woman’s cycle
Finding your voice, inner knowing, and balance
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/optimizing-female-hormones-an-interview-with-dr-christiane-northrup
We are joined by the innovator behind the Grounding Movement and CEO of Earth FX Inc., Clint Ober. He is known for the Earthing movie and the author of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever. We dive into the benefits of grounding and how it can help the body relieve inflammation. We go over science around grounding the tools we can use to help us ground effectively.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/the-science-of-grounding-how-earthing-improves-sleep-and-reduces-inflammation
Sleep is mysterious and most people don’t think about needing to learn how to sleep, but it's one of the most critical things for our health. The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, joins us to share his wisdom on resting well. He has an impressive background in sleep medicine that includes regularly contributing to the Dr. Oz Show, serving as the Sleep Expert for WebMD and writing several books.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/how-to-sleep-better-nutrition-stress-and-genetic-factors
Katie Wells joins us to discuss her best practical tips for maintaining good health. Her own journey with an autoimmune disease caused her to research extensively on how to heal. In this episode she reveals how even with eating all of the most anti-inflammatory foods and exercising, she noticed the biggest improvement in her health when she began releasing trauma and practicing self love.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/how-to-overcome-mom-stress-managing-your-household-health-and-finding-inner-peace
Caring for your body, mind, relationships and environment are all core components of healthy living. Abel James joins us to dive into the ancestrally inspired practices you can use to reconnect to nature, eat what your body needs, and take advantage of music to meet your goals. Abel James is a New York Times Bestselling Author, musician, and creator of the hit podcast, “Fat-Burning Man.”
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/ancestral-health-reconnecting-to-nature-and-music-for-greater-health-happiness-and-productivity
Does wearable tech actually help you sleep better? Daniel Gartenberg joins us to answer this question. He shares his best tips to address your unique sleep challenges and offers suggestions for how to best utilize wearable sleep tech. Gartenberg has a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Penn State University. His current research is focused upon accurately tracking sleep quality through wearable technology. But he doesn’t just want to measure it, he wants to make it better.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/improve-your-sleep-the-latest-tech-to-optimize-your-sleep
In order to take control of your health, it’s important to learn how to make your own decisions on nutrition based on the information available, and carefully looking at both sides of arguments. Dr. Michael Greger joins us to shed light on corruption in the food industry and to share resources on where you can find info on evidence based nutrition. His mission is to give people the tools to make the right decisions.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/take-control-of-your-health-an-exploration-of-evidence-based-nutrition
In today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Dale Bredesen, founding President and CEO of Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He shares the latest research on cognitive decline, how to prevent dementia and slow aging. There has been an increasing amount of hope for Alzhmeimer’s since Dr. Bredesen started his journey, and in this episode he shares what he has learned since he published his last book in 2017.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/ending-alzheimer-s-lifestyle-changes-to-prevent-neurodegenerative-diseases
We invited the biohacking pioneer, Dave Asprey, to talk about the science backed practices to age better and live longer. He shares with us his favorite biohacks to improve your gut bacteria, your heart rate variability, your mitochondrial function and more. There is not just 1 thing that causes aging, but 7 functions that contribute to the aging process.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/biohacking-for-longevity-getting-older-doesn-t-have-to-suck
Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by YouTube star, Thomas DeLauer and the founder and director of HITuni, Simon Shawcross to talk about training your body for optimal health and longevity. We dive into the science behind resistance training, and explain the protocols that are safest and the most effective to support wellbeing and healthy aging. We also cover how to eat the best diet to go along with your training program.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/maximize-your-workout-how-to-get-more-benefits-with-less-time
What can nutrition experts agree on? We got together a plant based vegan, a pioneer in the paleo eating movement, and two naturopathic doctors who have seen the results of many different kinds of diets. Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta join Dr. Greg Kelly to discuss nutrition.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/nutrition-for-longevity-what-is-the-best-diet-for-you
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He shares the in depth founding story of MAPS, and gives a glimpse into what he's currently working on. Psychedelics have played a huge role in shaping cultures throughout history. Join us to learn about what we can expect for the future of psychedelic research and how the way they are perceived in our culture will continue to change.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/psychedelic-research-from-maps-the-impact-of-psychedelics-on-our-world
Andrew Hill is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking educator. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is a peak performance coach and EEG scientist with a practical emphasis of optimizing executive function and improving brain performance at any age though EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, and an advocate of understanding our brains through QEEG Brain Mapping. Join us as we explore tools for improving sleep, boosting brain performance, and busting anxiety.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/the-science-of-better-sleep-brain-hacks-for-sleep-and-anxiety
We experience a stress response when we feel a threat, whether the threat is real or perceived. Teaching our bodies to respond appropriately to stressors is key in maintaining wellness. Dr. David Rabin joins us to discuss forward-thinking approaches to train the mind to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system and relieve chronic stress.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/the-neuroscience-of-stress-strategies-to-relax-the-mind
To build a better brain you need to address the mind, heart and body. Jim Kwik is a widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain optimization and accelerated learning. He has exceeded all expectations after suffering a traumatic brain injury at 5 years old, and now performs remarkable feats with his brain to inspire what is possible.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/your-life-with-a-better-brain-how-to-learn-faster-and-achieve-everything-you-want
The answer to degenerative brain diseases is not an easy one. We have the brilliant Dr. David Haase with us to explain a systems medicine approach to treating dementia. One of his core ideologies? Stay humble, curious and have a love for being proven wrong.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/how-to-regain-cognitive-function-a-systems-medicine-approach-to-dementia
There is so much advice on longevity and aging that it can be hard to sort through all of the information. Today we dive into the science-backed approaches for living a longer and healthier life. Valter Longo, Ph.D., has thirty years of experience in longevity and healthy eating, and is one of the world’s experts in the field.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/science-of-longevity-how-anyone-can-reduce-age-related-decline
Humanistic Psychologist, Scott Barry Kaufman, joins us to discuss what it looks like to become the best version of ourselves, even in the challenging times we’re experiencing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He reveals that if we access our full potential, we not only are deeply filled with creativity, purpose and fulfillment, but we also are deeply connected to one another. He offers practical tips you can do today to advance your journey on the path to self-actualization.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/the-future-is-what-you-make-it-practical-tips-for-balance-sanity
Imagine a world where we live to 130, 150 or 500 years old. Anti-aging pioneer, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, joins us to share his confidence in how technology will dramatically extend human lifespan. He joins our host, Heather Sandison, ND, to look at aging as a problem to be solved. In this episode, Dr. Aubrey de Grey offers hope to people looking for cutting-edge therapies to live longer.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/can-aging-be-reversed-solving-the-aging-problem
This episode contains important information about the new coronavirus to help protect your health and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Today we have with us John Mattison, MD. He is working currently on COVID-19 policy, diagnostics, and critical care. He's also an expert in health technology, virtual care, telemedicine, and very timely health informatics. Dr. Mattison is the former Chief Medical Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/let-s-stop-covid-19-social-isolation-the-latest-news
Dan Stickler, MD joins Heather Sandison, ND to explain immunity protocols that are most likely to be effective against coronavirus (COVID-19). This episode includes stress reduction techniques, nutrition info, supplements, and technologies that our team of experts has compiled to enhance the immune system's function. While we don't have all of the answers, we've used a complex systems science approach to provide the best information possible.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/covid-19-immunity-protocols
What can we do to offset age? Dr. Steven Austad joins us on Collective Insights to shed light on the aging process. He is an award winning researcher seeking to discover the underlying causes of aging with a long-term goal of developing medical interventions that slow the age-related decay in human health. He joins us to explain the science behind aging and to debunk common myths around what makes people age.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/why-we-age-the-science-of-living-longer
Today we have a very special guest, Dr. Keesha Ewers. She reversed her rheumatoid arthritis within a year of diagnosis and now helps women reverse their autoimmune disease, heal their childhood trauma, and make friends with the woman they see in the mirror. We discuss the connection between our emotions and our physical body.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/trauma-is-stored-in-our-bodies-healing-the-mind-body-connection
We invited Dr. Barry Komisaruk onto the show to find out what happens in the brain when we orgasm, and we found out so much more. It turns out that when we orgasm, every part of our brain is activated. So why do we have orgasms anyways? Why does pleasure matter?
For the full show notes visit:https://neurohacker.com/neuroscience-of-an-orgasm-the-effect-of-pleasure-on-the-brain
Dr. Andrew Weil has been exploring solutions to the epidemic of chronic disease for over 45 years. He played a key role in legitimizing the integrative approach to medicine. We’re delighted to have him on the show with his wealth of knowledge to discuss the foundations of health.
Did you know having a sense of wonder about the people you interact with is good for your neurochemistry? Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, the creators of IMAGO relationship therapy, authors of Getting The Love You Want, and legends in the world of conscious communication join us to delve into how romantic relationships lead to mutual healing.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/your-brain-craves-connection-how-love-impacts-your-neurochemistry
1 in 4 women of reproductive age are on psychiatric medications. Armed with ivy league training and a revolutionary approach to holistic women’s psychiatry, Dr. Kelly Brogan shares that anybody can heal, even those with severe mental health conditions. Today we unpack the foundations for thriving mental health. Beyond the shadow of identifying as the victim, there is a light at the end of the tunnel to step into your power and give your gifts to the world.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/women-power-solving-the-root-cause-of-our-mental-health-crisis
Amy Shenk Morrison has a unique and effective offering in the wellness world, where she integrates breath work, mindfulness, physical fitness, and mental health. She is a fitness trainer and Licensed Professional Counselor who focuses on relationships and self-compassion above arbitrary goal setting. She takes a stand for self love being more important than doing “x” amount of pushups.
For show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/get-in-shape-fitness-mental-health
Today we have a return guest, Dr. Molly Maloof, on the show for a discussion with our lead product formulator, Dr. Greg Kelly. Molly is a brilliant doctor whose goal is to maximize human potential by dramatically extending human healthspan through medical technology, scientific wellness, and educational media. Their conversation is all about healthspan and optimizing mitochondrial function. They also dive into the science behind the formulation of our product, Eternus, which was designed to support cell energy for better aging.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/how-to-age-better-the-benefits-of-boosting-mitochondria
Aaron Alexander, a manual therapist, movement coach and host of the Align Podcast joins us on the show today. He works with people to relieve pain, increase strength and optimize their movement. In this episode we hone in on posture: how to obtain it and how it affects so many areas of our lives for better or for worse. Tune in to learn about 12 lifestyle tips that can lead to better posture and a boost in your mood.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/12-lifestyle-hacks-for-better-posture
Dementia can have a huge impact on a person’s life and that of their loved ones. Kat Toups, M.D., DFAPA, IFMCP, a Functional Medicine Psychiatrist in the Bay Area, has devoted much of her life’s work towards finding solutions for dementia patients. She joins our host, Heather Sandison, ND, to share her extensive research and experience with dementia. In this episode, Dr. Toups offers hope to people looking for cutting-edge models of care. We discuss:
- Genetic and epigenetic factors of dementia
- Why individuality matters in patient care
- An exploration of labs and tests for dementia patients
- Anxiety, depression and dementia: Are they related?
- Diets for dementia: Examining the keto diet and organic food
- Research on fish oil and saunas
- The best deals in medicine are exercise and meditation
- Role of hormones, toxicity and infection in psychiatric conditions
- How dementia affects communities
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/brain-health-aging-exploring-new-insights-on-dementia
Dan Stickler, MD joins us on the podcast for another episode on an emerging trend in medicine--peptides. Dr. Stickler is our medical director here at Neurohacker Collective, and is also cofounder of the Apeiron Center for Human Potential and the Apeiron Academy. In this episode we discuss what peptides are, how to use them, and how they will fit in to a new paradigm of health care. Here are some points we cover:
- Complex vs. complicated systems
- Why peptides can’t be patented
- Discussion about BPC-157, thymosin beta 4, thymosin alpha 1, and epitalon
- Risks of using peptides on your own
- How Dr. Stickler personally measures his epigenetic age and the length of his telomeres
- Senescent/zombie cells and aging
- Gene editing
- Effects of pesticides, plastics, and other endocrine disruptors
- A look at how we treat our health will affect future generations
- How to measure the success of health protocols and treatments
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/what-are-peptides-their-role-in-health-aging
James Maskell joins us today to discuss really exciting new changes for the future of our healthcare system. James is the founder of the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference, and also is the founder of KNEW Health, an affordable alternative to health insurance for health conscious Americans. In this episode we dive into why our current healthcare system is broken and some really exciting new ideas on how we’re shifting into a very effective healthcare system. Here are some things we cover in this episode:
- Why the current model of healthcare is broken
- How healthcare cost sharing works
- The tremendous power of community
- The impact group healthcare visits can have
- Using the therapeutic order for a healthier community: beginning with lifestyle (mindset, community, food, movement), then the least invasive and least costly treatment, then only more invasive or more costly treatments as needed.
- Money saving tips for health
- Real talk on taking time to care for your body
- How our culture is already changing for the better
Today we have Mike Mutzel on the Collective Insights podcast to talk with us about a very popular diet-the keto diet. He turned his life completely around after experiencing addiction in his adolescence, and is now the founder of the very successful content site High Intensity Health, author of “The Belly Fat Effect”, a podcastor, and a Youtuber who shares complex science made understandable on topics covering metabolic health, gut health, and Functional Medicine. He has a bachelors in Biology, masters in Clinical Nutrition, and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). Today we’re diving into ketosis, fasting, and much more.
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/keto
Dr. Jack Kruse joins Dr. Heather Sandison on this episode of Collective Insights. Dr. Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. After suffering a torn meniscus in his knee at 6’2”, 357 lbs, Jack turned his own lifestyle around. He researched obesity and disease extensively and then tested his plan on himself and lost 77 pounds in 3 months. Today we discuss:
Why getting outside as much as possible is so important to our health.
The positive impact of seeing every sunrise.
The role your mitochondria play in weight management and health.
A challenge to take control of your own health.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/healthy-mitochondria-scientific-benefits-of-being-outdoors
Forrest Landry joins us for the first public podcast interview he has ever done. In this episode, Daniel Schmachtenberger interviews Forrest on the principles of ethics and choice. This is a critical conversation because we need to make choices in a different way than we have up to this point in history due to technology giving us ever increasing capacity for our choices to make huge impacts. We discuss:
What differentiates morals from ethics?
What is a good choice and what is a loving choice?
The toolkit for making choices.
Asking better questions.
Formalizing the process of ethical consideration for the world we live in with exponential tech.
The distinction between choice and decision.
Being, becoming and doing.
Being in right relationship with yourself, other people and the world.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/what-is-ethics-an-exploration-of-choice-and-love
There are a handful of folks diving into the world of peptides, but it’s very possible you’ve never heard of them. We invite you to explore a whole new world with us, as we offer a glimmer of hope for the future of personalized medicine. Today we have on Ryan Smith interviewed by Dr. Dan Stickler. After noticing a unique opportunity, Ryan decided to leave medical school and help open up one of the first pharmacies in the United States that focuses on peptide synthesis and formulations for pharmaceutical preparations. We discuss:
- What are peptides?
- Popular peptides for common health issues and optimization (From gut health to obesity to athletic performance, and even tanning)
- Biohacking and working with a medical care provider
- Science and studies behind the compounds
Today we have a very special guest, Dr. Terry Wahls. She healed herself from progressive MS and now conducts clinical trials testing the efficacy of therapeutic lifestyle to treat multiple sclerosis related symptoms. In this episode we dive into lifestyle and diet changes that promote good health. We discuss:
- How many cups of vegetables to eat per day
- Adjusting your diet based on what your poop looks like
- Finding your "why" behind a big lifestyle change
- Why your mitochondria matter
Prepare to have your heart blasted open. Charles Eisenstein joins our host, Daniel Schmachtenberger, to explore the many facets of humanity that will contribute to large-scale healing of our earth and civilization. We take a look at things we do every day that are contributing to the breakdown of our relationships with each other and with our planet. In order to restore our meaning in life, we need to take care to heal the root of our addictions and patterns and understand the interconnectedness of life and earth. Deep down, we all want what is best for ourselves and each other, but often sacrifice exposing the truth out of fear of losing our belonging and sense of security. Listen in to find out what kind of conversation needs to happen to create a more beautiful world for everyone.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/restoring-humanity-exploring-our-connections-to-earth-each-other
Join us as we explore the possibilities for a healing our planet by creating new narratives, taking a new approach to conflict and conversation, and restoring our connections. Full episode releases March 13, 2019 at neurohacker.com/collectiveinsights
The body clock plays a crucial role in sleep and overall human health. Greg Potter, PhD, an expert in sleep, diet, and metabolic health, joins our own Greg Kelly, ND to lead us through a journey in cultivating a healthy circadian rhythm. We discuss the importance of timing around light exposure, eating, sleeping and physical activity. We then explore the science of the master clock and peripheral clocks. Join as we go in-depth on how to entrain a healthy circadian rhythm and address what to do when unavoidable stressors and disturbances, like shift work, jet lag, and social jet lag impact our ideal routine.
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/circadian-rhythm-the-science-behind-the-best-sleep-of-your-life
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A healthy gut plays a crucial role in the health of our whole body and mind. Dr. Zach Bush joins our medical director, Dr. Dan Stickler, to discuss the latest research in how to restore gut health by understanding the gut microbiome. New studies are showing the surprising effects of antibiotics and the even more shocking effects of probiotics. We discuss why a diverse gut microbiome is best supported by lifestyle choices including eating local, organic foods and exposing ourselves to a variety of the microbiomes existing in nature. Our gut microbiome is influenced by everything we put into our body and everything around us. Although we don’t have all the answers to what makes a healthy gut, Dr. Zach provides unique insights that bring us closer to healing our guts and our bodies.
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/restore-gut-health-the-science-behind-a-healthy-gut-microbiome
Earth is our home, and future generations need its resources in order to survive and thrive. It’s crucial we move off of reliance on dirty energy and towards renewable energy. To create the physical resources for battery, wind and solar power, we need metal, but common metal mining practices cause huge negative impacts. Gerard Barron and Dr. Greg Stone with DeepGreen join our host, Daniel Schmachtenberger, to define environmental sustainability and discuss how it can coincide with economic growth and prosperity. Join us as we journey through DeepGreen’s method of ocean mining, what they’re doing to minimize their environmental impact, and their development goals to no longer need to mine metals within 70-80 years.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/environmental-sustainability-an-earth-friendly-way-to-get-the-resources-we-need
Naveen Jain joins us to discuss solving the world’s greatest problems. We weave through innovative ideas including gathering resources from the moon, the future of education, and what direction to take to solve our current healthcare challenges. Naveen is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Since addressing our societal challenges starts with the vibrant health and empowerment of each individual, we hone in on how we can take back control of our own health. His company Viome uses advanced technology to test the gut microbiome and then makes personalized food recommendations using artificial intelligence. Viome gives the consumer the opportunity to get detailed information on their own health. Starting with healing the individual, we journey through possibilities to heal the world with an attitude of abundance and hope.
For the full show notes visit https://neurohacker.com/a-world-of-abundance-begins-with-healthy-people
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Most of us have had close encounters with the debilitating effects of complex chronic disease, either through our own experiences or those of a loved one. For 47 years Neil Nathan, MD has been a practicing family physician, and he has devoted his life to helping patients with multiple complex problems that have not responded to conventional medical care. His current work is focused on reaching as many patients as possible through continual medical practice, mentoring healthcare providers, and creating documented resources. We dive deep into the causes, effects, and healing of complex chronic disease.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/how-to-heal-from-complex-and-chronic-diseases
Dr. Harry McIlroy has forged a very unique path across the vastly different fields of both Eastern and Western medicine. He has extensive training in everything from osteopathy to yoga and meditation. As an M.D. and a certified functional medicine practitioner, holding a masters degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he incorporates many modalities including acupuncture, herbal remedies, tui na, natural medicine, Western medicine, and medical marijuana. He advocates for the clinical applications of cannabis and embraces the work of programs that bring forth the therapeutic use of psychedelics. We discuss the value of psychedelics, the promising research, and their migration from stigma into viability. Dr. McIlroy has such a unique spectrum of tools in his practice that his broad spectrum combination of ideologies and treatments are nearly unheard of.
For the full show notes visit https://neurohacker.com/modern-medicine-needs-an-upgrade-and-this-is-it
Dr. Marcy Axness is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, top blogger at Mothering.com and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She joins us in this episode of Collective Insights to discuss the steps that every parent should take to ensure their children would develop a healthy brain and a healthy mind. Being a parent comes with a lot of responsibility to not only your children, but to yourself as well, and it is one of the most fulfilling roles one could play in his life. Marcy emphasizes the importance of being mindful of your actions and of allowing your children a stress-free environment. Many parents give their children too many choices to make on a daily basis, and it has major consequences on their behavior and also down the line.
For the full shows notes visit https://neurohacker.com/the-struggles-of-parenting-what-is-the-best-way-to-raise-our-children
Steven Kotler, a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project, joins us in this episode of Collective Insights to explore human potential. Kotler discusses the future of civilization and our world while factoring in technology, VR, AI, biodiversity, flow states, creativity and other states of consciousness. How do those things intersect? How do we actually build a good world considering those things? And what are some of the underlying philosophical considerations?
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/navigating-the-upper-limits-of-human-potential-in-an-interconnected-world
A growing number of people are taking a sovereign self-experimental approach to hormone boosting and supplementation. Dr Dan Stickler, cofounder of the Apeiron Center for Human Potential and the Apeiron Academy, is an expert in hormone optimization, longevity, and integrated wellbeing. In this discussion he expresses his understanding of this approach and offers a wealth of knowledge to those who seek to educate themselves in the field of testosterone therapies and male hormone optimization.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/this-is-how-you-optimize-your-hormones-for-peak-performance-and-wellbeing
Dr. Jamie Corroon, ND, MPH, founder and Medical Director of the Center for Medical Cannabis, joins us in this episode of Collective Insights to discuss the massive misinformation regarding cannabis consumption. We take a look at how it affects our society and its future in medical health-care.
Could THC and CBD be considered good medical drugs? Although THC provides a myriad of positive effects, including reduced pain, anxiety and improved sleep, its window for therapeutic value is very narrow. Join us as we explore the differences between addiction, dependence and tolerance, and dive deep into the various types of cannabinoids and the products and methods for administering them.
For the complete show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/unveiling-the-truth-about-cannabis-and-your-well-being
The world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, Michael Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. His clients include DuPont, Emerson, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and the Young Presidents Organization. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.
In this episode Michael dives deep into cultivating self awareness, courage, and compassion for self-betterment, improved relationships and meaningful leadership in our lives.
For the complete show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/getting-unstuck-how-to-free-yourself-from-negative-lifestyles
Scott Nelson and Justin Strahan join Dr. Heather Sandison, ND to discuss the science behind photobiomodulation, and specifically red light therapy. They guide us through the mechanisms of action on a cellular level to understand how red light therapy devices offer a wide-range of benefits, including muscle recovery, nerve regeneration and more.
We live in an era where humans spend less than 10% of their life under sunlight. From an evolutionary standpoint, our body requires sunlight. In this episode we explore the various types of lights on the spectrum and dive deep into the effects light therapy has on the human body. We also look at the vast amount of applications of red light therapy in medicine and how these tools optimize cellular energy.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/exploring-light-therapy-for-improved-energy-with-joovv
Brian Bradley is a Posture-Pain-Performance coach, motivational speaker, and pioneer of the Egoscue Method, brings to light a whole body approach for a healthier lifestyle. We dive deep into postural training, kinesthetic awareness, and discuss why the symptom focused mentality, associated with an allopathic health care model, is hindering our ability to view health as a lifestyle
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/the-role-good-posture-plays-in-a-healthy-lifestyle
Tristan Harris, founder of the Center for Humane Technology, has set in motion the Time Well Spent movement; a cultural awakening to the underhanded manipulation of our collective awareness through social media platforms and interactive tech. He is leading the conversation in consideration of ethics in the design of technology, especially the tech that pervades our every waking hour. Having previously worked behind the scenes of this attention maximizing industry, Tristan brings to light the maladaptive inner workings of the attention economy, and shows the public how our minds have been hijacked for financial gain, with no responsibilities toward the actual wellbeing of the users.
The human brain is no match for the flashing, pinging, and beckoning applications which compete with one another for our attention, and gobble up an astounding percentage of the conscious energy of the world. His work is unique and controversial, in that it challenges the ethics of several of most powerful entities in the world. It's time to get real about the use of AI, and the many clever psychological tricks that these platforms use to hook our minds into the screen and placate our impulses to keep us there. Tristan is helping so many people across the world to wake up to our vulnerability to these digital forces, and to the threat that this poses to our sense-making and choice making.
To view complete show notes from episode: https://neurohacker.com/how-social-media-and-ai-hijack-your-brain
Dr. Bill Walsh studied bio-markers of prisoners to uncover patterns in their chemistry and neuro-electrical function. He has identified several shocking underlying commonalities, which include specific imbalances and deficiencies.
In this episode we take a deeper look at the correlations between toxicity, nutrient deficiencies, and conditions such as depression, violence, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Welsh’s remarkable explanations offer a new layer of understanding and hope for a brighter future in mental health.
Dr. Walsh has made remarkable contributions in the understanding of many mental health disorders such as depression, antisocial personality disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and violence. He has also authored a book on nutrient-based methodologies which address the causal underpinning in behavioral disorders.
Dr Walsh has been known to distinguish several variations of a given condition and to use a multifactorial approach to address causes, treatment and, prevention. He is the President of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute and a driving force in the field of nutrient-based psychiatry.
For the complete show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/how-nutrient-based-psychiatry-is-revolutionizing-mental-health-with-dr-bill-walsh
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Learn how the journey for a solution to discontentment gave rise to a reliable protocol for dramatic transformation. Integrating technology, neurological imaging, psychological studies and meditation practices, The Finders Course, has made a massive impact. Co-Founders of the Transformative Technology Lab, Dr. Jeffery Martin, and Nichol Bradford, share with us how they have crafted this personalized approach to psycho-spiritual development. Their work was carefully constructed to make finding each individual’s path to higher states of consciousness reachable, reliable, and measurable.
Biometrics and psychometrics that correlate with peak happiness are commonly observed in individuals who have also achieved elevated conscious awareness through their breakthrough practices. Those practices were surveyed and compiled into a comprehensive course. By identifying what worked for their collection of subjects, then mapping out the discernible methods, Dr. Martin and Ms. Bradford aim to provide a guided tour of techniques designed to help individuals find their way into a dramatic psychological transformation, like a key in a lock. The persistent goal of their cutting edge technology is to amplify mental health, emotional wellbeing, and human thriving.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/a-personalized-path-to-higher-consciousness-through-transformative-technology
Dr. Andrew Huberman, professor of neuroscience at Stanford, and Brian Mackenzie, renowned coach and innovator in health and fitness, have teamed up to stack their distinct professional insights. Find out how research with visually evoked fear in lab mice can be applied to optimize human performance and willful state change.
Their work implements a unique combination of breathing protocols and selective visual stimuli, in an instrumental methodology for adjusting one’s state— specifically the fear state. Put this knowledge to use every day in stress management, high performance athletics, and even in actually dangerous circumstances. We discuss how to consciously choose a parasympathetic response over a sympathetic flight or freeze response when faced with real challenge.
Brian and Andrew have created a valuable tool for the public. Their upcoming tech application, State, approaches high performance training, recovery, and navigating stress, using reliable objective metrics with techniques and practices grounded in neuroscience and physiology.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/extinguishing-fear-when-it-really-matters-by-altering-breath-and-vision
For far too long, healthcare has been a system designed to treat and bill for disease. However, a growing population of patients and doctors have started to building a more accurate picture than ever of each individual’s health with the use of biotech innovations, fine tuned testing, and a quantified-self toolkit.
Molly Maloof, MD, is an innovator in health sciences, a practitioner of personalized medicine, and a major advocate for health optimization through regular tracking of key biometrics. She emphasizes a commitment to foundational health involving resilience to stress, continuous glucose monitoring, and proper consumption of micro and macro nutrients.
In this discussion we unpack the importance of monitoring the body's dynamic capacity to regulate in real time. Highlighting some surprising facts about diabetes, blood sugar, and aging, we offer new priorities to consider for your health goals. Find out which crucial bio-markers to look at, to inform effective choice. We discuss the objectives of personalized medicine, shifting healthcare to a multi-modal approach aimed at prevention over treatment. Empowering patients to proactively measure and managing their health on a consistent basis, with meaningful data and lifestyle modifications, is at the core of sustainable wellbeing.
For the full episode and show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/bringing-blood-sugar-into-the-spotlight-revealing-the-intimate-details-of-your-health-using-critical-biomarkers-with-dr-molly-maloof
For too long, many people have thought that their destiny was controlled by their genes. With advances made in epigenetics, we now know that isn’t the case. Dr. Bruce H. Lipton joins Collective Insights to talk about epigenetics and how the environment can affect genetic behavior. Dr. Lipton also discusses how perceptions of the environment have an impact along with the importance of positive thinking. It all leads to a deeper understanding of how our society will evolve in the future.
For full show notes and video of the episode visit: https://neurohacker.com/epigenetics-and-evolution-bettering-yourself-and-humanity-with-dr-bruce-h-lipton
Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D joins Daniel Schmachtenberger on Collective Insights to discuss his career work in the field of epigenetics. In this episode, you’ll learn all about epigenetics and why the traditional view of genetic and biological determinism is incorrect. The environment plays a big role in genetic behavior, in part due to how we perceive it. The discussion expands to include a look at how our view of evolution changes thanks to these advances. We also get a better understanding of humanity’s progress and what we need to do to reach that next step in societal evolution.
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, is a cellular biologist and former Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells at Wisconsin presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control genes. His later research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine revealed the nature of the biochemical pathways that bridge the mind-body duality. For more information visit www.brucelipton.com
We all know that nutrients are important, but could a nutrient deficiency be affecting you in ways you’ve never thought of before? Dr. Heather Sandison joins the Collective Insights podcast to talk about the nutrient imbalance she sees with many of her patients. Coupled with the toxins people encounter in their lives, this can lead to adverse conditions which may affect their physical and mental health. Dr. Sandison discusses some of the latest work that’s being done in this area. She also looks at the bigger picture of why people need to get healthy — so they can have the motivation and time to improve the world.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/improving-health-and-removing-toxins-through-naturopathic-medicine-with-dr-heather-sandison-nd
What is sovereignty, how have we lost it, and why do we need it? These are just a few of the questions discussed and answered on Collective Insights as Neurohacker cofounder Jordan Greenhall joins Daniel for an intriguing conversation. Greenhall sets the foundation for why incentives are the way they are today and why our society should make a transition from Game A to Game B. As a way to accomplish this and help people gain more sovereignty, Greenhall looks at the emergent cryptoeconomic systems being developed and how they might apply in different areas such as healthcare. He also discusses the history of U.S. education and why we need to rethink how people learn in order to promote a greater degree of sovereignty.
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/how-we-lost-our-sovereignty-and-how-to-get-it-back-with-jordan-greenhall
Mark Sisson joins Daniel on Collective Insights to discuss his work helping people improve their health and nutrition. Sisson talks about how evolutionary sciences and biology should inform our modern day nutrition decisions. He goes into detail about how many of the food choices we make today don’t mesh well with what our bodies are designed to handle, leading to health problems. He also discusses the importance of taking supplements and not always relying on health data taken in the moment. The main point Sisson emphasizes is that our lifestyle choices ultimately have an impact on our wellbeing. Getting healthy shouldn’t be a grueling, painful process.
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/ancestrally-informed-lifestyle-mark-sission
Ketamine therapy and its applications in integrative psychology are both at the leading edge and still in its infancy as to what is possible and what is being developed and tested. Dr. Jeffrey Becker specializes in neuropsychiatry and functional medicine and joins Daniel on this episode to discuss what is currently being done in his practices and what new insights and applications are being discovered with this tool.
For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/exploring-the-use-of-ketamine-in-integrative-medicine-with-dr-jeffrey-becker
Ken Wilber discusses “waking up” and “growing up,” the two major types of self-improvement practiced throughout human history. He covers states of consciousness as well as stages of human development, methodologies for arriving at higher stages, and how we can use integral approaches to heal individual physiology and psychology.
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/can-integral-theory-transform-civilization-and-save-humanity-with-ken-wilber
In This Episode We Discussed:
stages of human growth and development
states of consciousness
methodologies for arriving at higher stages
how to use integral approaches to heal your physiology and psychology
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/gut-health-microbiome-dr-zach-bush-m-d
In This Episode We Discussed:
The relationship between gut health & the microbiome
90% of serotonin produced in the gut lining
Gut health & the immune system
The danger of Roundup
How to repopulate your gut
The limitations of prebiotics and probiotics
Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up- shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large.
For full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/meditation-as-a-technology-of-consciousness-with-dustin-diperna
In this episode, Dustin DiPerna discusses key stages of human development, and practices we can integrate into our lives to transform consciousness. He shares his framework for understanding the various areas of human growth - “wake up, grow up, clean up, show up.”
In This Episode We Discussed:
- Stages of human development
- Relying on external authority vs having direct experience
- 3 technologies of meditation
- Esoteric practices that transform consciousness
- Why our ethics needs to catch up to our technological power
- 3 ways to begin evolving consciousness
- 4 ways to understand human growth
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For full show notes visit: neurohacker.com/complex-systems-science-applied-to-the-study-of-brain-and-mind
Michael Mannino discusses ‘embodied cognition,’ the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body, but that the body influences the mind. His work explores the notion that who you are (your cognitive processes like perception, attention, memory, decision making, reason) has a lot to do with the body and how you move it.
In This Episode We Discussed:
Why studying the brain is different than studying a computer
How brain and mind affect each other
The relationship between movement and cognition
For full show notes visit: Neurohacker.com/the-journey-through-medicine-of-one-of-the-worlds-top-alternative-health-educators
Dr. Mercola tells his story on how he got his start in medicine, and the limitations he discovered in the conventional paradigm. Instead of focusing on treating symptoms, he became interested in discovering how to optimize health. He shares a number of simple strategies and lifestyle choices to help you take more control of your health and wellbeing.
In This Episode We Discussed:
- The limitations of the conventional medical paradigm
- How to educate yourself to make better health choices
- Good lifestyle choices to prevent illness
- Strategies for cognitive function
- A free technique to combat challenging emotions
Giovanni Santosi discusses the relationship between slow-wave sleep and memory consolidation. His team has developed a technology that uses sound during sleep to amplify brain waves. Their research has demonstrated a 400% increase in memory consolidation during sleep using this sleep tech.
For full show notes visit: neurohacker.com/sleep-memory-how-cutting-edge-darpa-research-is-transforming-our-understanding-of-both
Dr. Andrew Huberman joins Daniel Schmachtenberger to discuss the neuroscience behind courage and fear, what is really going on inside your brain, and what tools and techniques you can use to control and respond to fear. Dr. Andrew Huberman Ph.D. is a neuroscientist and Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and runs Huberman Labs. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair.
In This Episode We Discuss:
- Changing our behavioral response to fear
- Brain areas associated with the fear response
- How to increase the body’s adaptive capacity with hormesis
- Almost dying while swimming with great white sharks
- The positive rewards of confronting fears
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/the-neuroscience-of-courage-and-fear/
At the age of 25, with lots of questions and very few satisfying answers, Joe Cohen decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation – something that has since become known as “bio-hacking”. Thousands of experiments later, he is now a thriving writer/author, entrepreneur, investor and founder of SelfHacked & SelfDecode. His published works include “SelfHacked Secrets” and “Biohacking Insomnia” where he shares some of the most powerful insights from his research.
In this episode we discuss:
- Joe’s journey from chronic health issues to self-empowerment
- Taking responsibility for your health through self-experimentation
- How to do your own scientific research
- How to fix fatigue after meals
- Understanding your genetics with SelfDecode
Full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/hacking-health-joe-cohen/
Ben Greenfield is a self-experimenter and biohacker, Spartan racer, Ironman triathlete, and New York Times best-selling author of Beyond Training. In 2013 and 2014, Ben was named as one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness, and by 2015, Ben was coaching the world’s top CEO’s, chefs, biohackers, poker players, tennis, motocross and endurance competitors, and professional athletes from the UFC, the NHL, the NBA, the NFL and beyond – all while advising and investing in top companies in the health, fitness and nutrition industry. He blogs and podcasts at Ben Greenfield Fitness.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/front-lines-state-art-biohacking-peptides-sarms-lasers-nootropics-experiments/
Dr. Nafysa Parpia is a naturopathic integrative doctor working on treating complex chronic illness. She focuses biochemical imbalances, epigenetic expression, toxin exposure, microbial exposure and emotional imbalance to create treatment plans. Dr. Parpia discusses the role chronic illness plays on mental and emotional wellbeing, how to diagnose infection, detoxification protocols, and preventative health tips.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/role-dysbiosis-chronic-infections-cognitive-psychological-health-nafysa-parpia/
Retired Navy SEAL Commander, Mark Divine has developed two powerful integrative training systems that have served thousands of warriors, athletes and professionals from different walks of life. SEALFIT develops a heart-centered approach to leading, mental toughness and resiliency through rugged functional training. Unbeatable Mind is an integral warrior development system that develops from the inside out along what he calls the 5 Mountain path of physical, mental, emotional, intuitive and “kokoro spirit.” These programs have brought elite level training and practices to ordinary folks. His newest program is Kokoro Yoga, an integrative personal practice for evolving the highest states of mental development.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/kokoro-seal-elite/
Dan Pardi is a sleep researcher at Stanford and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dan is the CEO of humanOS.me, an application designed to promote health mastery. His specialties include building systems for health, behavior optimization, and habit building. He discusses hunter-gatherer sleep, the relationship between sleep and stress, and a lifestyle of human optimization.
For the full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/deeper-sleep-hacking-part-2-dan-pardi/
Dr. Andrew Hill is a cognitive neuroscientist at UCLA, founder and CEO of the Peak Brain Institute, and an expert in the field of neurofeedback. Dr. Hill discusses the science of neurofeedback and using neurofeedback to increase cognitive performance.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/understanding-neurofeedback-brain-optimization-dr-andrew-hill/
Jamie Wheal is the co-founder and director of the Flow Genome Project and Flow Dojo, and author of the bestselling book Stealing Fire. Jamie is a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance. His work ranges from Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Google, and Nike, to the U.S. Naval War College and Red Bull. He combines a background in expeditionary leadership, wilderness medicine and surf rescue, with over a decade advising high-growth companies on strategy, execution and leadership. At the Flow Genome Project, he leads a team of the world’s top scientists, athletes and artists dedicated to mapping the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow. Jamie talks about non-ordinary states of consciousness, group flow, and practices for accessing peak experience states.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/collective-flow-states-non-ordinary-states-matter-jamie-wheal/
Dr. Dan Stickler, Neurohacker Collectives Medical director is also the cofounder of the Apeiron Center for Human Potential and the Apeiron Academy. Disheartened by our current “sick care” approach to health, Dr. Stickler created Human Potential Medicine- an integrated, biospherical systems-approach that combines the scientific grounding and expertise of modern medicine with leading-edge genetic/epigenetic science and neuro-psychophysiological modalities to expand human capacity. He discusses the foundations of cognitive chemistry and the nutrients the brain needs for optimal performance.'
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/cognitive-chemistry-part-1-3-dr-dan-stickler/
Dan Pardi is a sleep researcher at Stanford and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dan is the CEO of humanOS.me, an application designed to promote health mastery. His specialties include building systems for health, behavior optimization, and habit building. He discusses the foundations of sleep, sleep physiology, why sleep matters, and tools and tips to optimize your sleep.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/deeper-sleep-hacking-part-1-dan-pardi/
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive scientist and educational philosopher. He discusses the development of intelligence and creativity, the core drivers underlying creativity, and key practices to promote creative thinking.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/define-creativity-dr-scott-barry-kaufman/
Dr. Zachary Stein is a philosopher of education working at the intersection of developmental psychology, psychometrics, and integral philosophy. Dr. Stein discusses the limitations of the IQ test, the nature of cognitive development, and how to think about human intelligence in a more complex way.
For full show notes visit: http://neurohacker.com/beyond-iq-understanding-intelligence-higher-stages-human-development/