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The Vagus Nerve: What It Is and How to Stimulate It for Increased Stress Resilience

The Vagus Nerve: What It Is and How to Stimulate It for Increased Stress Resilience

It's no wonder the Vagus nerve has been called the ‘great wandering protector’ of the body. Learn why healthy vagal tone is a key health metric and science-backed ways to stimulate the vagus nerve for increased stress resilience.

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The Formulator's View of the Qualia Resilience Ingredients

The Formulator's View of the Qualia Resilience Ingredients

We share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient and how individually they contribute to the overall stress support found in Qualia Resilience.

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Combining Vision and Breath to Alter Fear States: An Interview With Andrew Huberman, PhD and Brian Mackenzie

Combining Vision and Breath to Alter Fear States: An Interview With Andrew Huberman, PhD and Brian Mackenzie

The work of Dr. Andrew Huberman and Brian Mackenzie implements a unique combination of breathing protocols and selective visual stimuli, in an instrumental methodology for adjusting one’s state— specifically the fear state. We discuss how to consciously choose a parasympathetic response over a sympathetic flight or freeze response when faced with real challenge.

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How to Biohack Your Way to Less Stress

How to Biohack Your Way to Less Stress

Lack of sleep, the gut-mood connection, daily exposure to toxins, and even our stress mindsets are all components that tax our body, putting our health, longevity, and mental wellness at risk. The good news is, there are easy to implement techniques to hack your body’s biology in order to feel your best.

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Creating Great Habits for Sleep: An Interview with Molly Maloof, MD

Creating Great Habits for Sleep: An Interview with Molly Maloof, MD

If you can sleep, then you need sleep. Oftentimes people will sacrifice sleep in the name of productivity, but that actually makes you less effective and less productive. Dr. Molly Maloof is on the frontier of personalized medicine, medical technology, health optimization, and scientifically-based wellness endeavors. She joins us to share how sleep works and what we can do to get a better night’s sleep.

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Take Control of Chronic Stress: Q&A with Dr. David Rabin

Take Control of Chronic Stress: Q&A with Dr. David Rabin

Imagine having the tools to manage your stress levels, even on the most challenging of days. The co-founder, co-inventor and Chief Innovation Officer of Apollo Neuro, Dr. David Rabin, is a psychiatrist and a neuroscientist who has studied mental health extensively with a particular interest in new, promising, non-invasive treatments that don't carry a significant risk. He co-created the Apollo device, which is wearable technology that uses vibration to balance the nervous system. Apollo brings the body back into balance by sending safety signals to our brains through our sense of touch, just like when someone gives us a hug on a bad day. Read on for a Q&A with Dr. David Rabin.

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Hormesis: Benefits of Training Your Stress Response

Hormesis: Benefits of Training Your Stress Response

On the Collective Insights podcast, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Dan Pardi, Daniel Schmachtenberger, and Dr. Dan Stickler share their insights on the difference between beneficial and damaging stress. We answer "What is hormesis?" and "How can we effectively manage stress?" Read on to understand how certain kinds of stress actually benefit the body, and which ones to avoid. 

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It all starts with our first breath.

It all starts with our first breath.

It all starts with our breath.

It’s one of the very first things we do when we come into the world and one of the last as we exit.

Our breath sustains life, and it could be the key to reducing chronic stress in your life.

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Ashwagandha: Sources and Benefits

Ashwagandha: Sources and Benefits

Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb often referred to as “Indian ginseng.” Within this system of it was classified as a general tonic and strength promoting. Its uses included infusing energy and vigor in circumstances characterized by exhaustion or a lack of physical energy. 

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Box Breathing: A Breathing Technique to Focus the Mind

Box Breathing: A Breathing Technique to Focus the Mind

Learning to control the breath is one of the most powerful (and free!) neurohacks we have for improving concentration, managing stress, developing optimal health, and guiding our spiritual advancement.

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