Collective Insights Podcast

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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Restoring Humanity: Exploring Our Connections to Earth & Each Other

Restoring Humanity: Exploring Our Connections to Earth & Each Other

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.

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Circadian Rhythm: The Science Behind the Best Sleep of Your Life

Circadian Rhythm: The Science Behind the Best Sleep of Your Life

The body clock plays a crucial role in sleep and overall human health. Greg Potter, Ph.D., 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.

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Restore Gut Health: The Science Behind a Healthy Gut Microbiome

Restore Gut Health: The Science Behind a Healthy Gut Microbiome

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. 

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Environmental Sustainability: An Earth Friendly Way to Get the Resources We Need

Environmental Sustainability: An Earth Friendly Way to Get the Resources We Need

Earth is our home, and future generations need its natural 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.

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Gut Health & Microbiome Diet: How to Create a Healthy Microbiome

Gut Health & Microbiome Diet: How to Create a Healthy Microbiome

Naveen Jain joins us to discuss solving the world’s greatest problems starting with how to create a healthy microbiome. 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. 

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How to Heal from Complex and Chronic Diseases

How to Heal from Complex and Chronic Diseases

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. We dive deep into the causes, effects, and healing of complex chronic disease. 

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