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Fasting - Dave Asprey - Neuroscience

Fasting - Dave Asprey - Neuroscience

Dave Asprey, "Father of Biohacking" and founder of Bulletproof and New York Times bestselling author is here today to help us get the low-down on how fasting changes the brain and body.

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Dopamine - Dr. Anna Lembke - Neuroscience

Dopamine - Dr. Anna Lembke - Neuroscience

Dr. Anna Lembke, Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine and author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence is here to help us maintain a healthy sense of pleasure seeking in life.

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Mental Toughness - Mark Divine - Mindset

Mental Toughness - Mark Divine - Mindset

Mark Divine, expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness, helps us build an unbeatable mind using neuroscience and mindfulness techniques.

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Homegrown Humans – Roger Walsh, M.D. Ph.D. DHL. – Integral Psychology - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Homegrown Humans – Roger Walsh, M.D. Ph.D. DHL. – Integral Psychology - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

We're in a race between consciousness and catastrophe. Dr. Roger Walsh joins us to discuss how integral psychology, altered states, and spiritual practices can help us meet our current global crises while building a “bunker of light” for future generations.

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Perception - Beau Lotto, Ph.D. - Neuroscience

Perception - Beau Lotto, Ph.D. - Neuroscience

When you open your eyes, do you see the world as it really is? Do you see reality? Neuroscientist and world renowned expert in perception, Dr. Beau Lotto, reveals the science behind the way our brains play tricks on us while also presenting a revolutionary approach to applying these insights about perception to every aspect of our lives.

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HomeGrownHumans - Andrew Cohen - Spirituality - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrownHumans - Andrew Cohen - Spirituality - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Andrew Cohen, international spiritual teacher and founder of Evolutionary Enlightenment, joins us today to discuss the death and rebirth of his community and self.

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Microbiome - Dr. Momo Vuyisich - Disease Prevention

Microbiome - Dr. Momo Vuyisich - Disease Prevention

Naveen Jain and Dr. Momo Vuyisich, Ph.D. shed light about whether or not science is on cusp of making illness optional by predicting and preventing chronic diseases through a deeper understanding of an individual’s biology.


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HomeGrown Humans - Nicole Prause, Ph.D. - Sexuality - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Nicole Prause, Ph.D. - Sexuality - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Nicole Prause Ph.D. debunks popular misconceptions about the science of sex and reveals how the brain the grows, adapts, and rewires during sexual stimulation.

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Gut-Brain Connection - Dr. Emmanuel Hanon - Cognition

Gut-Brain Connection - Dr. Emmanuel Hanon - Cognition

Naveen Jain, of Viome, gives us a front row seat to a discussion highlighting how in the ongoing fight against chronic disease, scientists have begun to turn to an army of unexpected allies – bacteria and other microorganisms.

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Homegrown Humans – Julie Holland, MD – Psychedelics - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Homegrown Humans – Julie Holland, MD – Psychedelics - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Dr. Julie Holland joins us to discuss why we need connection, how we’ve lost it, how we might find it again, and how psychedelics can help.

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Ancestral Living - Kyle Kingsbury - Human Optimization

Ancestral Living - Kyle Kingsbury - Human Optimization

Modern life as we know it is a blessing, but it comes at a cost. Today, Kyle Kingsbury, former football player and retired MMA fighter, is here to help us integrate ancient living into modern life for an optimized brain and body.

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HomeGrownHumans - Nick Farr - Preparedness - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrownHumans - Nick Farr - Preparedness - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Nick Farr, author of The Long Disaster, a manifesto of preparedness, joins us to share a message of hope amongst our present meta-crisis. Nick proposes closing the gap in six crucial areas.

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Resilience - Joe De Sena - Mindset

Resilience - Joe De Sena - Mindset

What’s the secret to mental toughness? At the core it’s one’s ability to tolerate discomfort. Discomfort is the price we pay for resilience. Joe De Sena, CEO and founder of Spartan, shares techniques to help us build a resilient mind and upgrade our fear IQ.

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Homegrown Humans – Christopher Bache – Psychedelics - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Homegrown Humans – Christopher Bache – Psychedelics - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Christopher Bache shares his courageous and outrageous thought experiments and lived experience with therapeutic psychedelics and his inquiry into the mystical.

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Changing Your Relationship With Money - Garrett Gunderson

Changing Your Relationship With Money - Garrett Gunderson

Collective Insights has covered many aspects of health and today we cover a whole new one, financial health. Garrett Gunderson is the perfect person to introduce us to this topic as he is commonly referred to as a financial genius within the entrepreneurial communities. And what better person to host this conversation than our very own CEO and co-founder James Schmachtenberger! 

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Gut-Brain Connection - JJ Virgin - Nutrition

Gut-Brain Connection - JJ Virgin - Nutrition

JJ Virgin opens up about why an n-of-1 approach to nutrition was vital in her 15-year-old son healing from a traumatic brain injury. In an eye-opening discussion we tackle the false dogmatic nutrition beliefs that are impacting both our microbiome and cognitive function.

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The Science of Light - Matt Maruca - Mitochondrial Health

The Science of Light - Matt Maruca - Mitochondrial Health

Matt Maruca, CEO of Ra Optics, and citizen scientist joins us to unpack the science behind how light drives mitochondrial function and circadian rhythms and to share his story of how chronic illness led him to conclude that the most important factor for living our best life lies in our relationship with light.

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The Science of Gut-brain & Probiotics - Dr. Michael Ruscio - Gut-Brain

The Science of Gut-brain & Probiotics - Dr. Michael Ruscio - Gut-Brain

In this episode, best-selling author and clinical researcher Dr. Michael Ruscio dives deep into the gut-brain connection and how to strengthen their synergy with easy practical tips.

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HomeGrown Humans - Tyson Yunkaporta - Indigenous Culture - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Tyson Yunkaporta - Indigenous Culture - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Tyson’s insight into Aboriginal culture leads us on a journey where we explore the defining feature of a civilization, how western culture has subjugated femininity, and what it means to distribute violence throughout the society.

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The Science of Meta-Immunity - Dr. Benjamin Kaplan-Singer - Immune

The Science of Meta-Immunity - Dr. Benjamin Kaplan-Singer - Immune

Concierge medicine doctor with expertise in ketamine integrative treatment, integrative medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, Benjamin Kaplan-Singer MD, joins us today. He shares information about the true nature of meta-immunity, anti-fragility and biohacking tips to further improve your meta-immunity. Dr. Ben has 18 years of experience in biomedical research and has been teaching his patients how to be masters of self-care so they can be free from chronic disease and reclaim their vitality.

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HomeGrown Humans - Dennis McKenna - Non-Ordinary Experiences and Psychedelics - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Dennis McKenna - Non-Ordinary Experiences and Psychedelics - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

In this episode Dennis McKenna shares his professional and personal stories and discoveries on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and natural psychedelics. 

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The Science of Meditation - Ariel Garten - Mind Body

The Science of Meditation - Ariel Garten - Mind Body

Ariel Garten, Co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse, guided us on a mindfulness meets science journey as we unpack the research that supports how meditation makes significant, actual changes inside the brain. She shares insider tips for using meditation as a tool for increased focus, managing anxiety, and greater self awareness. 

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Home Grown Humans - BJ Miller, MD - Death - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Home Grown Humans - BJ Miller, MD - Death - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

BJ is here to reframe the stigma associated with end of life experiences. By sharing his near death encounter, learnings as a hospice and palliative care, and the very raw feelings associated with a personal loss, BJ leads us on a journey where death can be embraced as a pursuit of life.

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HomeGrown Humans - Bill McKibben - Climate Change - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Bill McKibben - Climate Change - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Bill McKibben is a noted environmentalist, author, educator, and activist. He famously wrote the book The End of Nature 3 decades ago, and most recently in his book Falter he explores what it might mean for us to come to the end of our civilization rope and what do we do next. He is the founder of 350.org global Grassroots movement for environmental advocacy, justice, and divestment from petrol capitalism.

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 The Science of Neurogenesis - Brant Cortright, Ph.D. - Brain

The Science of Neurogenesis - Brant Cortright, Ph.D. - Brain

The bad news is there are toxins in our environment that can negatively impact our brain function, but the good news is we can heal the brain physically and psychologically with lifestyle changes. Clinical psychologist, Brant Cortright, Ph.D., sheds light on the processes of neurogenesis and explains neuroplasticity. He also describes the relationship between cognitive decline, anxiety and depression.

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