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The Neuroscience of Stress: Strategies to Relax the Mind

The Neuroscience of Stress: Strategies to Relax the Mind

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.

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Your Life With a Better Brain: How to Learn Faster and Achieve Everything You Want

Your Life With a Better Brain: How to Learn Faster and Achieve Everything You Want

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.

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How to Regain Cognitive Function: A Systems Medicine Approach to Dementia

How to Regain Cognitive Function: A Systems Medicine Approach to Dementia

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.

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 Science of Longevity: How Anyone Can Reduce Age-Related Decline

Science of Longevity: How Anyone Can Reduce Age-Related Decline

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.

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The Future Is What You Make It: Practical Tips for Balance & Sanity

The Future Is What You Make It: Practical Tips for Balance & Sanity

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.

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Can Aging be Reversed? Solving the Aging Problem

Can Aging be Reversed? Solving the Aging Problem

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.

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Let's Stop COVID-19: Social Isolation & The Latest News

Let's Stop COVID-19: Social Isolation & The Latest News

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.

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COVID-19: Immunity Protocols

COVID-19: Immunity Protocols

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. 

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Why We Age: The Science of Living Longer

Why We Age: The Science of Living Longer

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. Dr. Austad shares his predictions for what lifespan might look like in the future, and offers a glimpse into the future of aging therapies. Listen now to hear the discussion.


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Trauma is Stored in Our Bodies: Healing the Mind-Body Connection

Trauma is Stored in Our Bodies: Healing the Mind-Body Connection

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.

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Neuroscience of an Orgasm: The Effect of Pleasure on the Brain

Neuroscience of an Orgasm: The Effect of Pleasure on the Brain

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?

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Stress Reduction, Psychedelics and Breathwork: Exploring Integrative Medicine

Stress Reduction, Psychedelics and Breathwork: Exploring Integrative Medicine

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.

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Your Brain Craves Connection: How Love Impacts Your Neurochemistry

Your Brain Craves Connection: How Love Impacts Your Neurochemistry

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.

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Women Power: Solving the Root Cause of Our Mental Health Crisis

Women Power: Solving the Root Cause of Our Mental Health Crisis

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.

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Get in Shape: How to Improve Your Fitness Starting with Mental Health

Get in Shape: How to Improve Your Fitness Starting with Mental Health

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.

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How to Age Better: The Benefits of Boosting Mitochondria

How to Age Better: The Benefits of Boosting Mitochondria

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.

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12 Lifestyle Hacks for Better Posture

12 Lifestyle Hacks for Better Posture

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.

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Brain Health & Aging: Exploring New Insights on Dementia

Brain Health & Aging: Exploring New Insights on Dementia

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 for people looking for cutting-edge models of care.

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What are Peptides? Their Role in Health & Aging

What are Peptides? Their Role in Health & Aging

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.

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Healing Collectively: An Exploration of a New Model of Healthcare

Healing Collectively: An Exploration of a New Model of Healthcare

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 cover why our current healthcare system is broken and some really exciting new ideas on how we’re shifting into a very effective healthcare system. 

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Why Keto Works: An Exploration of the Science

Why Keto Works: An Exploration of the Science

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.

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Healthy Mitochondria: Scientific Benefits of Being Outdoors

Healthy Mitochondria: Scientific Benefits of Being Outdoors

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:

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What is Ethics? An Exploration of Choice and Love

What is Ethics? An Exploration of Choice and Love

Forrest Landry join 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.

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What are Peptides? An Exploration of Their Role in the Future of Medicine

What are Peptides? An Exploration of Their Role in the Future of Medicine

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.

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How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle: From Gut Health to Life Purpose

How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle: From Gut Health to Life Purpose

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.

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