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HomeGrown Humans - Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D. - Neurochemistry - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D. - Neurochemistry - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., top cited scientist for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, joins us today as she shares some insights about her book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. She expands on her famous TED talk in this discussion as she further explains how neuroscience reveals how our brains work and construct all of our experiences. She shares that what we see, hear and feel is very different from the way we experience it.

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HomeGrown Humans - Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D. - Neuroscience - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D. - Neuroscience - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

American neuroscientist, author, photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D. shares his dedication to human flourishing and his story of getting fascinated with outer space, inner space (the brain), and nature that led to the formation of his career in neuroscience. We dive into why the brain is such a complex system and how experience is the foundation of electrical or molecular simulation. 

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HomeGrown Humans - Wade Davis - Ethnobotany - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Wade Davis - Ethnobotany - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Wade Davis joins Jamie Wheal to share the indigenous practices using plant medicines that are highly relevant to today’s world and are still in use in modern indigenous cultures. There is a long history of psychedelic plant medicines, rituals and shamanic practices. Wade sheds light on the rich history of psychedelics in the Americas and the scientific research that started the ‘psychedelic era.’

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The Science of the Brain & Consciousness - Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP - Brain

The Science of the Brain & Consciousness - Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP - Brain

Today we have a very special guest, DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. In this episode we discover how to unleash the explosive power of the brain. We dive into consciousness, metacognition and why the only measure of success is joy.

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HomeGrown Humans - Douglas Rushkoff - Team Human - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Douglas Rushkoff - Team Human - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Futurist media theorist, author, podcast host, and Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, Douglas Rushkoff joins Jamie Wheal to share the emergence of crypto fascism among QAnon, left-wing conspiracies, the new thought plandemic, digital memes as occult sigils, and the end of the world.

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HomeGrown Humans - Helen Fisher, Ph.D. - Sexuality - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

HomeGrown Humans - Helen Fisher, Ph.D. - Sexuality - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Sexologist and anthropologist, Helen Fisher, Ph.D. joins Jamie Wheal on this episode. She was at Rutgers Univestiry and Kinsey institute, and she is the Chief Science Officer of match.com. Fisher is the leading voice of how we mate and date. She shares the surprising insight that there has been no culture that aligns how we ought to be and how we want to be in regards to relationships, romance and sex. She shares about her own relationships, and shares why she thinks millennials are so smart with how they date in a method she calls slow love. Tune in to learn more.

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The Science of Sleep - Dr. Molly Maloof - Sleep

The Science of Sleep - Dr. Molly Maloof - Sleep

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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HomeGrown Humans - Dr. Gabor Maté - Trauma

HomeGrown Humans - Dr. Gabor Maté - Trauma

What do we do now to create a world where human needs get met? On this HomeGrown Humans episode, physician and renowned addiction expert, Dr. Gabor Maté, joins Jamie Wheal for a timely and relevant conversation on trauma. Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Dr. Maté sheds light on the importance of awareness and compassion for oneself and others. Disempowerment and passivity is bad for your health.

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HomeGrown Humans - Amy Cuddy, Ph.D. - Embodiment

HomeGrown Humans - Amy Cuddy, Ph.D. - Embodiment

On this HomeGrown Humans episode we are joined today by American social psychologist, best-selling author and TED Talk speaker, Amy Cuddy, Ph.D. She is known for the “Power Posing” technique. We dive into the benefits of the expansive pose and how it can shift our endocrine or hormonal balances. Amy also shares her personal experiences of embodiment as a ballet dancer and a Deadhead. 

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Upgrade Your Life: Tools Based in Both Science and Spiritual Tradition

Upgrade Your Life: Tools Based in Both Science and Spiritual Tradition

We are joined by the creator of Educate Inspire Change, an educational platform with over 3.5 million followers, Kash Khan. We dive into Kash’s life story on what inspired him to create his page and how the use of plant medicine has helped him throughout this journey as a father, a son and an entrepreneur. He offers his wisdom on ayahuasca journeys and shares about the documentaries he has made on this powerful plant medicine work being done in Costa Rica.

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HomeGrown Humans - Daniel Schmachtenberger - Sensemaking

HomeGrown Humans - Daniel Schmachtenberger - Sensemaking

On this HomeGrown Humans episode Jamie Wheal is joined by Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel is co-founder of Neurohacker Collective, and now his central interest is long term civilization design: developing better collective capacities for sense-making and meaning-making, to inform higher quality choice-making. In this episode they discuss human behavior and how to have good discernment.

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HomeGrown Humans - Sue Phillips - Spirituality

HomeGrown Humans - Sue Phillips - Spirituality

On this HomeGrown Humans episode we are joined by 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.

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How Do I Balance My Hormones? The Science Behind Women's Health

How Do I Balance My Hormones? The Science Behind Women's Health

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.

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The Science of Grounding: How Earthing Improves Sleep and Reduces Inflammation

The Science of Grounding: How Earthing Improves Sleep and Reduces Inflammation

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.

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 How to Sleep Better: Nutrition, Stress, and Genetic Factors

How to Sleep Better: Nutrition, Stress, and Genetic Factors

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.

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How To Overcome Mom Stress: Managing Your Household, Health and Finding Inner Peace

How To Overcome Mom Stress: Managing Your Household, Health and Finding Inner Peace

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.

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Ancestral Health: Reconnecting to Nature and Music for Greater Health, Happiness and Productivity

Ancestral Health: Reconnecting to Nature and Music for Greater Health, Happiness and Productivity

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.”

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Improve Your Sleep: The Latest Tech to Optimize Your Sleep

Improve Your Sleep: The Latest Tech to Optimize Your Sleep

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.

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Take Control of Your Health: An Exploration of Evidence Based Nutrition

Take Control of Your Health: An Exploration of Evidence Based Nutrition

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.

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Ending Alzheimer’s: Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

Ending Alzheimer’s: Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by Dr. Dale Bredesen to discuss the latest research on cognitive decline, how to prevent dementia and how to 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.

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Biohacking for Longevity: Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Suck

Biohacking for Longevity: Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Suck

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 one thing that causes aging, but seven pillars that make or break the aging process.

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Maximize Your Workout: How to Get More Benefits with Less Time

Maximize Your Workout: How to Get More Benefits with Less Time

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. 

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Nutrition for Longevity: What is the BEST Diet for YOU?

Nutrition for Longevity: What is the BEST Diet for YOU?

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.

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Psychedelic Research From MAPS: The Impact of Psychedelics on Our World

Psychedelic Research From MAPS: The Impact of Psychedelics on Our World

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.

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 The Science of Better Sleep: Brain Hacks for Sleep and Anxiety

The Science of Better Sleep: Brain Hacks for Sleep and Anxiety

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.

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