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The Science of Reaching Your Physical Prime At Any Age ft. Jeff Bercovici || #79

Who are you calling old? When you look at the world's greatest athletes, past and increasingly present, you'll notice that many of them are past what we would consider "prime age" for peak sports performance. One example is NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who is over 40 years old. Despite already winning multiple Super Bowl championships and being the fifth-oldest player in the League, Tom shows no signs of slowing down and proves he can still improve his performance. How can one maintain or...


How to Invest In Your Knowledge & Success ft. Jason Calacanis || #78

Angel investing, which is backing and investing in companies at the earliest stages, is a high-risk, high-reward game. Jason Calacanis, who was one of the first investors for billion dollar startups Uber and Robinhood, came from a difficult beginning. As a scrappy kid from Brooklyn who lost out on a $20 million buyout offer for Silicon Alley Reporter when the dotcom bubble burst, Jason refused to give up and made his fortune as an angel investor. Still not satisfied, Jason is setting his...


How Military Leadership Fosters Cognitive Excellence ft. Alexander Krongard || #77

How does perform at peak capacity in life or death situations on an ongoing basis? This is the life of a special operator in the military, where an unbreakable mind and body is imperative for survival and success. In his podcast debut, we sit down with the person responsible for founding Seal Team 7: Ret. Navy Seal Admiral Alexander Krongard. Between reaching one of the highest ranks achievable in the Navy, serving in President Barack Obama’s National Security Council Staff, and now doing...


More Than Just A Race: How The Tour de France Pushes Tech Forward

The Tour de France is a tense, three-week long cycling race between a total of 176 riders covering more than 2,000 miles. It truly is one of the greatest athletic tests in all of sports. There’s a great deal of history here, with this year being the 105th race. With any world-class competition that spans decades, you end up seeing continued innovation to not only keep up with the times, but also to push the limits of competitors. The Tour de France is a textbook example of this. In this...


Altered Consciousness: Ayahuasca for Mental Therapy || #76

Can psychedelic therapy transform the way we approach mental health issues? The discussion around psychedelic therapy has started to move from the niche and hippy into the mainstream in recent months with people like writer Michael Pollan opening up the conversation around the potential of psychedelics through the lens of scientific potential. One interesting psychedelic is ayahuasca, a South American tea that contains the chemical DMT. This week, we have on Jesse Gould and Yuriy...


Benefits of Intermittent Fasting for Women: Gut Microbiome, Insulin Sensitivity, & More ft. Dr. Molly Maloof || #75

How does a doctor approach intermittent fasting for the first time? Dr. Molly Maloof is the Head of Medical Science at Sano Intelligence, a continuous glucose monitoring startup. But she also runs a private practice serving the Silicon Valley. We last spoke with Dr. Maloof about a year ago and since, she has started experimenting with intermittent fasting. In this discussion, you’ll discover: You can follow Dr. Maloof's work on Instagram:...


The Rise of Adventure and Obstacle Course Racing ft. Ian Adamson || #74

You’ve heard of Spartan Races, Tough Mudder, and the popular TV series Ninja Warrior. They all fall under the umbrella of obstacle course racing, which originates from military training. The sport gained such a following that, in 2014, the World Obstacle Course Racing Federation was formed as the international governing body. The goal? Supervise, sanction and hopefully bring obstacle course training to the Olympics. In this episode, we speak to the President of the World OCR Federation,...


Training in the NFL: Life of a Linebacker & Evolution of Sports Science ft. Connor Barwin - #73

Football is part of the fabric of American culture. We know the game; we know the athletes; but do we know about the hours of training that went into a victorious touchdown? Undeniable is the training NFL athletes dedicate to making themselves elite performers. It’s not all physical; the mental aspect is equally important. NFL players are some of the best athletes on the planet, but they’re also some of the smartest humans around. Connor Barwin, an outside linebacker (who has played for...


Defining COPD and Using Ketones to Manage Disease ft. Russell Winwood - #72

Imagine yourself breathing through a straw as you run a marathon. Would you be able to finish? That’s an experience Russell Winwood, an athlete who has been diagnosed with COPD (an obstructive chronic lung disease), has dealt with for years. Instead of being at the mercy of his condition, Russell used his diagnosis to turn his life around and continue pushing himself to the next level. Russell incorporates many strategies, such as following a ketogenic diet, supplementing with ketone...


Building an Operating System for the Human Body ft. Anand Sharma || Episode 70

It is easier than ever to measure your biometrics. Ketone levels, heart rate variability, step count, quality of sleep...but how do we translate raw numbers into meaning? Gyroscope, a quantified-self app that presents your data in a cohesive dashboard, aims to not only give users an easy way to know their biometrics, but craft a narrative from it. What do the frequent locations you visit tell you about yourself? If you're not getting quality sleep, what measurable factors could be causing...


Developing Mental Toughness in Professional Sports ft. John Baker || Episode 69

In 2018, the Major League Baseball Organization employed a record number of mental coaches. A former MLB player himself, John Baker has been involved with mental training in professional sports for the last few years, guiding the minds of the Chicago Cubs as they championed the 2016 World Series. John joins us this week to discuss how invaluable mental skills, healthiness, and happiness are for elite athletes to stay on top of their game. Being away from home for months, living in an...


Pushing the Limits of the Body and Using Data Effectively ft. Tim Don || Episode 68

A day before the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, Tim Don was hit by a vehicle, breaking his C2 vertebrae...an injury known as the hangman's fracture. His only option for continuing his athletic career was to wear a halo, something he compares to a "medieval torture device". One look at it and you'd agree. 5 titanium screws were forced into his skull, severely limiting his movement so his neck could heal. Six months later, he completed the 2018 Boston Marathon in under 2:50. After...


The Military Development of Ketone Esters for Enhanced Performance ft. Joe Bielitzki || Episode 67

Before there was HVMN Ketone, there was the "Metabolic Dominance" program. This program, initiated by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), was spear-headed by Joe Bielitzki. The goal? To enable superior physical and physiological warfighter performance by controlling energy metabolism on demand. The result? 15+ years of research that led to the creation of the world's first ketone ester. Joe, who was also NASA's Chief Veterinary Officer, joins us this week to share a...


An Audio Journey Into the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber || Special Episode

Welcome to a Dr. Scott Sherr's Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Lab, a cutting-edge technology that uses high-pressure oxygen to help treat a variety of health conditions and diseases. Join Geoffrey Woo as he undergoes a treatment in the chamber. Each cell in the body needs oxygen to preserve, repair, and enhance cellular function. Breathing 100% oxygen at pressures greater than sea level can help various medical conditions, along with preliminary data showing positive effects on cognitive and...


Ketosis Fundamentals: Diet, Fasting, Exogenous Ketones, and More || Episode 66

If you had one hour to teach a friend all about ketosis, press the play button and sit back. In previous conversations, host Geoffrey Woo has touched on many aspects of ketosis: The research that has been done, the metabolic pathways that are activated, how burning fat for energy affects physical performance, and the different interventions used to reach a state of ketosis. This episode acts as the source of truth. Geoff and Dr. Brianna Stubbs sit down to lay down the fundamentals, look...


Building a Business and Finding Purpose Through Tragedy ft. Andy Hnilo || Episode 65

We all have a passion for self-improvement. For Andy Hnilo, a former athlete and actor, it nearly meant life or death. After a car accident that left Andy unconscious with 7 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken jaw, and multiple gashes across the body, his life changed. His ER doctor told him, You have the worst facial injury I have ever seen." For a year, Andy became obsessed with accelerating his recovery. Through self-research, Andy made radical changes to his nutrition, exercise...


Using A.I Music to Enhance Cognitive States ft. Daniel Clark || Episode 64

Focus, relaxation, sleep...what if we can scientifically use music to achieve these mental states in 15 minutes? This is the ambition of Brain.fm, a service that uses A.I. music to get your brain in a cognitive state that you want at any given time. Different from binaural beats, Brain.fm's music utilizes the technology of neural phase-locking, which keeps your brain waves synchronized for long periods of time. We discuss the technology and potential of enhancing performance through the...


How the Brain Influences Metabolism and Weight Loss ft. Dr. Jason McKeown || Episode 63

Dr. Jason McKeown, CEO of Modius, joins us this week to discuss an interesting area of neurology: How the hypothalamus influences metabolism. He believes that the hypothalamus plays a crucial role in how lean you are, your ability to train harder, your hunger levels, and, ultimately, weight loss. This is why he created the Modius, a headset that sends a low-level electrical pulse to the vestibular nerve, tricking your brain into believing your body is moving. He lost 19 pounds and...


Making Intermittent Fasting a Viable Lifestyle ft. Sumaya Kazi || Episode 62

Change your life, fast. In our last episode, we had Dr. Jason Fung dive into the deep science of the effect intermittent fasting has on metabolism and its potential to reverse diabetes. This week, Sumaya Kazi joins us to provide another perspective. With her recent appearance on the Today Show with Megyn Kelly and her Medium article reaching over 600,000 views, Sumaya is the face of the everyday person who has fallen in love with intermittent fasting. After losing 55 pounds in 7 months,...


The Application of Intermittent Fasting in Medicine ft. Jason Fung || Episode 61

Intermittent fasting activates many biological pathways in the human body, namely autophagy, ketosis, and cellular repair. These effects could be just what many patients need to reverse diabetes and overcome obesity, and forward-thinking doctors have taken note. One such doctor is Dr. Jason Fung, who is a pioneer of intermittent fasting in the clinical setting. He returns to the program after first appearing 2 years ago, and we both agree that we have seen the practice soar to popularity,...