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Optimal Performance is the podcast all about taking your mental and physical performance to the next level. Whether it's through nootropics, cutting-edge biohacking techniques, or adjusting your approach to nutrition and fitness, we'll have the best minds in the industry on to talk about how you can achieve optimal performance in all areas of your life.

Optimal Performance is the podcast all about taking your mental and physical performance to the next level. Whether it's through nootropics, cutting-edge biohacking techniques, or adjusting your approach to nutrition and fitness, we'll have the best minds in the industry on to talk about how you can achieve optimal performance in all areas of your life.
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Optimal Performance is the podcast all about taking your mental and physical performance to the next level. Whether it's through nootropics, cutting-edge biohacking techniques, or adjusting your approach to nutrition and fitness, we'll have the best minds in the industry on to talk about how you can achieve optimal performance in all areas of your life.




OPP178- Talking Probiotics with Natural Stacks Founder Roy Krebs

Probiotics for specific health conditions is the future, said Natural Stacks Co-Founder Roy Krebs on episode 178 of the OPP. That is exactly what Roy is doing with his newest Natural Stacks product, BrainBiotic. A Probiotic for your brain, that features 4 specific probiotic strains that are backed by studies to promote brain health. Roy joins the OPP and discusses, in depth, the industry of probiotics and gets into the positive and negative affects that surround the industry and what you...



"I don't believe in cheat days whatsoever," said today's OPP guest Jack McAnespy. Who at over 300lbs discovered the Ketogenic diet, and within 6 months lost over 125lbs. Jack stays killing it, and has since started the Facebook group "Common Sense Keto," amassing over 125,000 members. Managing a Facebook group of this size is like a full time job, but Jack loves being able to help people with Keto, just as Keto helped him. In this podcast Jack shares his advice for those interested in...


OPP176- Discussing Tea With Wise Ape Tea Founder Joe Scola

Today's episode of the OPP we feature guest Joe Scola, who is the founder of Wise Ape Tea. They specialize in Adaptogenic teas, which regulate stress for your body.


OPP175- The Paleo Chef Returns!

Today's episode of the OPP marks the return of Mary Shenouda, AKA The Paleo Chef! Mary is an OPP OG and was our guest for OPP 112 titled Making S*** Happen. This podcast is more of a natural free flowing conversation, which allowed us to catch up with our old friend. We discuss what in the world she's been up to since we last spoke, her views on modern living, and just what is next for The Paleo Chef. Enjoy!


OPP 174 - Using Real Magic to Improve Performance

We've got a bit of a different podcast today for you Guys & Gals, but it's still a goodie, and jam packed with exciting information. The Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dr. Dean Radin, joins us to discuss his expertise on real magic and how can it optimize performance for everyone. Dr. Radin is the author of many books, but his newest, titled Real Magic, delves into the worlds of telepathy and psychokinesis; which he explains may not solely be powers of the...


OPP 173 - Reversing Cognitive Decline with Dr. Dale Bredesen

Dr. Dale Bredesen is the Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging at UCLA, and today we have him on the OPP. He is the author of the New York Times Best Selling book The End of Alzheimer's and an expert on Cognition and Neurodegenerative Diseases. His research has provided new discoveries in the world of Brain Performance and has shown the demand for more education on numerous Neurodegenerative Diseases. In this episode, Dr. Bredesen educates us on the...


OPP 172 - How To Fix A Broken Brain: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries Through Food

Today on the Optimal Performance Podcast, we have Cavin Balaster, who shares with us his knowledge on brain injuries. Seven years ago Cavin fell off of a water tower scaffolding and suffered a major brain injury that pinned the odds against him, but he went on to beat those odds and he is here to educate us. He informs us on certain types of nutrients that should be consumed by someone that has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Tune in and listen to his stories ranging from his...


171: The Big Fat Surprise and Debunking the Traditional Diet

On today's episode of the Optimal Performance Podcast, we digging with Nina Teicholz called The Big Fat Surprise. This book took 10 years to write because Nina got into so many different studies about how saturated fats were bad for you. Her book tells the story of why it is the way that it is now, why the food pyramid is set up the way it is and it's a fascinating conversation overall. A lot of us already know why butter, meat and cheese belong in a healthy diet. That's not that off...


170: Sleeping Like A Pro with The Sleep Doctor

In this episode of the Optimal Performance Podcast, we talk with Dr. Michael Bruce. Dr. Bruce is THE guys for sleep. He's been on Dr. Oz, has worked with many high profile wellness professionals, doctors and researchers. He has come up with these sleep chronotypes are (I happen to be a bear meaning I go to sleep at a standard time like 10pm and wake up at 6am). This conversation dives deep into sleep quality, melatonin, CBDs and what effect they have on sleep improvement and we also...


169: Speeding Recovery with the NanoVi

On this podcast we sit down the cofounder of Eng3, Rowena Gates, which is a biotech company that sells and creates the NanoVi. The NanoVi is a pretty incredibly technical and scientific little device that uses structured water to speed recovery. This incredible piece of biotech runs water through a tube that structures the water in such a way that when the vapor is inhaled, it is immediately absorbed into your body. This helps with protein folding, which an essential part of our...


168: The Cure for Alzheimers - A World Without Aging

In this episode of the OPP I talk with Dr. Michael Fossel. We have an amazing conversation about longevity, a possible cure for Alzheimers and other cognitive degenerative diseases. Dr. Fossel is the author of The Telomorase Revolution and is the founder and former Editor in Chief of Rejuvenation Research. He's best known best for his views on telomerase therapy as a possible treatment for cellular senescence in human age related disease. Our conversation moves really quickly, and I get...


167: Maximizing Your Prep Like a US Olympian

For this week's episode of the Optimal Performance Podcast, we have Brett Kelly, the strength and conditioning coach for the US Ski & Snowboarding team. They just got back from winning a couple of gold medals over at the Olympics and Bretty works with free ski half pipe, free ski slope style and ariels. We get into some of the finer details about strength and conditioning and for athletes like this that are doing such unique movements on skis, (ariels is a crazy flipping inverted...


166: Microdosing Psychedelics with Paul Austin

We're really going there this week... Our conversation with Paul Austin takes us down the rabbit hole of microdosing: using sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics to perform at a higher level. Our specific and narrow look explores which psychedelics and at what doses to experience different effects. We discuss the different application of microdosing psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, to perform at a higher level, think creatively, and reduce depression and anxiety. For those of you pushing...


165: Channeling Energy Like A Pro Athlete with Dr. Bob Greczanik

For this week's episode, I sit down with Dr. Bob Greczanik. I'd be willing to bet Bob is the most influential sports specialist that you've never heard of. He's worked with sports teams like the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Milwaukee Bucks to help their players operate at a higher level. We get into NFL athletes that he's helped speed up their recovery and I get poked with "antennae" for an actual accupuncture session. Dr. Bob is a modern master. He's educated in western AND...


164: Sabaidee CBD Oil Bringing You Closer to Sleep Zen

This week, I talked to Alon Shabo, founder of Sabaidee, a brand new disruptive company taking the CBD oil industry by transparency. This is the future of medicine. Sabaidee not only wants to help heal through the power of cannabis, they partner with a 501(c)(3) charity to help plant trees for every unit sold. CBD helps you sleep, relax your muscles. And after talking with Alon, you'll be a sleep zealot like us as well since sleep makes EVERYTHING more optimal. P.S. We’re giving away a...


163: Neurostimulation to Optimize Skills Based Training with Halo Sport

This week we speak with Daniel Chao, co-founder and CEO of Halo Neuroscience and creator of the Halo Sport. It’s the world’s first and only neural stimulator to accelerate improvement in athletic strength and skills based training. I’ve been using a Halo Sport for the last month or so and it’s pretty incredible. It sends low grade electric currents into your motor cortex and is used by professional athletes, dancers, musicians, artists, fitness enthusiasts and any other skill based...


162: Brain Food and More with CILTEP Creator Abelard Lindsay

I sit down to talk with CILTEP founder and Natural Stacks legend Abelard Lindsay about Acetylcholine Brain Food, a multidimensional approach to cognition, self tests, the state of "biohacking", peony, and so much more! Outline Stay Optimized Follow Abelard Lindsay Twitter: http://bit.ly/oppabelard Follow Sean McCormick Instagram: http://bit.ly/OPPMac Twitter: http://bit.ly/OPPMacTwitter Follow Natural Stacks Twitter: http://bit.ly/NsTwitter Instagram:...


161: Growth, Football and Biohacking with NFL Kicker Steve Hauschka

This week’s episode is a wide ranging conversation with NFL kicker Steven Hauschka. I met Steve when he was playing with the Seattle Seahawks and floating at Float Seattle; now he plays for the Buffalo Bills. He’s got an interesting take on things; he’s a thoughtful guy, a biohacker and always looking for techniques and tips to be his absolute best. We talk about mediation, athletes speaking their minds, techniques for optimal performance, tribalism, life after football, society in general...


160: Olympians, Cross-fitters and Elite Exercise Equipment - Concept2

Minimum Effective Dose. If you're like me, you're interested in getting the most from the least. That's really the nature of bio-hacking and performance optimization right? How can we all get the most return from our output. What movements, dietary supplements, and therapies can we do to perform at our highest levels? If yer jiving with this... you should be rowing. Greg Hammond from Concept2 joined me for a ranging conversation about fitness, performance and active lifestyles. Greg really...


159: 60 Grams of Exogenous Ketones and Ketoneaid with Frank Llosa

By now, you know that our brains and bodies can run on various fuel sources. No longer confined to run on glucose, we know that FAT is not only an effective fuel source, but often preferred for high performance. But what if you've never been fat adapted? What if you're yet to take that plunge to re-program your metabolism, give us sugar and get yourself into ketosis.? What if you've never measured your blood ketones, but are are curious about the wonderful world of ketone esters, ketone...