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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.




186 Smarter Faster and Magic on Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton

You might be getting duped. If you've purchased mushroom supplements in the past from the other guys, you're probably taking grain pills with some mycelium in them. Jeff has literally written the book on fungi, and he shares vast networks of information with us.


185 Cannabis Cure-All - Pain, Mood, Nausea and Inspiration with Mike Ricker

There's no hiding it anymore. Cannabis is the future of medicine. Envision a world of CBD infused crackers at grocery stores, tinctures available at movie theaters and classes among classes of drugs to everything from turf-toe to insomnia. As the world becomes more accepting to the powers and uses of cannabis - it's important to know what you're consuming. Mike Ricker - Co-founder of Wam Oil joins the OPP to break it all down...and with style.


OPP185 Hacking Meditation with HRV and Haptic Feedback with Sarah McDevitt

Finally something very unique to the meditation space. Sarah McDevitt, CEO and Founder of Core dives deep with me into meditation and explains how Core uses a vibrating hardware device paired with an app for maximizing your meditation experience.


OPP 184 How to Read Your Bloodwork PLUS Insurance Alternatives with Dr. Elena Zinkov

I recently visited Doctor and Author Elena Zinkov at Proactive Health Clinic near Seattle to go over my blood work. Why should you care? Most MDs don't have the time and aren't incentivized to go through your blood work with you. And, since I'm a keto eating, nootropic taking, go-getter like you...I figured it would be helpful to go over Metabolic Panels, Lipid Panels, Sex Hormones and more. If you haven't done blood work in a while, GO DO IT! It's important to know your baselines. Use...


OPP 183 Keto Wine and Altered States with Todd White

Wines that you can drink everyday and stay in ketosis. The philosophy of a 6000% growth company. The spirituality of wine and a framework for life that you've never heard before. This episode has it all.


OPP 182 Hacking Growth Hormone in 10 Min A Day with Dr. John Jaquish

10 Minutes a day, no weights, no cardio with ridiculous results. Research scientist and inventor Dr. John Jaquish joins us to explain the astonishing results I've been getting with X3 band workouts. Bigger muscles, increased GH and simply the most effective workout system I've ever experienced.


OPP 181 - Optimizing Self-Awareness with Ashleigh VanHouten

Paleo Magazine Radio host Ashleigh VanHouten joins the OPP to talk fitness, lifestyle and the art of living.


OPP 180 "Clean Meat" Explained with Paul Shapiro

The implications of growing animal protein OUTSIDE of the animal are paradigm shifting. How is it done, who's invested and will we look back someday and shake our heads at the fact that we ever ate factory farmed meat?


OPP 179: Shut your damn mouth and breathe with PJ Nestler

On this episode of the OPP we have guest PJ Nestler, who is the Director of Performance at XPT Life. PJ is a human performance specialist and strives to optimize inherent human abilities. This conversation hits many topics on achieving the highest level of human performance ranging from how to breathe, recovery in the sauna, and specific foods to include in your diet. Hold on to your hats and glasses, Season Two of the OPP is here! Find out more about XPT life: xptlife.com


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 imagination....


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 the...


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 talk...


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 recovery...


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...