Episode 241 |

How the Rich Monitor their Health, and You Can Too! with David Karow

Humans have come a long way over the last 200,000 years. But, with all the genetic and environmental factors impacting our health, including the coronavirus that’s engulfed the planet, it can feel like no matter how well we eat and how regularly we exercise, we still have relatively little control over our life expectancy. My guest today, the incredibly smart Dr. David Karow, is trying to change all that. Dr. Karow is President and Chief Innovation Officer at Human Longevity Inc. and an expert in advanced genomic analytics and magnetic resonance imaging or MRI. He and his team at HLI  obtain from their client various imaging, genetic, and clinical biomarkers and then analyze this data with the help of machine learning, all in the hopes of identifying disease in the earliest possible stages when it is most treatable.  You’re about to learn some fascinating stuff about the human genome, about risk assessment, about biomarkers, and about medical imaging. It’s surprising more people haven’t had their genomes sequenced. You might think you’ve had your genome sequenced because you signed up for 23andme and spit into a vial, but that’s a far cry from getting your entire genome sequenced. You’ll understand why in a little bit, when Dr Karow explains the difference between whole genome sequencing and SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms. If you wish you could have a clearly-drawn map to navigate your own health, or even a crystal ball, you’re in for a treat! Let’s dive right in with Dr. David Karow.

Episode 240 |

How to Prepare for Coronavirus with Steve Good

The new salutation seems to be ‘hope you're staying safe during these crazy times.’ It's trite and it's meaningless. Do not just throw around platitudes like this when so many of us are scared and lost. Instead, be a beacon of light for people. In other words, help them be smart, safe, and proactive. When connecting with someone, ask them if they have a thermometer and a pulse oximeter on hand. Make sure they know how to use it, that they're checking to see if their blood oxygen level doesn't dip below 90%. Ask them if they have two month's supply of food and water, as well as at least 30 masks and pairs of gloves. You need to educate yourself on what you need on hand and what you need to do if things go very wrong. That's why I've asked my friend Steve Good to be on the show today. Steve is one of the most in the know and prepared people in my network as far as the Coronavirus pandemic is concerned. 

Episode 236 |

Hack Your Emotions Using Wearable Tech with Scott Donnell

The inspiration for me starting this podcast was really my fascination with biohacking and personal optimization - merging the world of science with the spiritual and cognitive experience. When you hear about the tech that today's guest Scott Donnell is going to speak with us about, you're going to feel like you've stepped into a Star Trek episode.  I met Scott during a dinner at the Genius Network annual event back in November, and I was so impressed with some of the projects he was working on. I knew I wanted to have him come speak on my show. Scott is CEO of Hapbee, which is an amazing wearable device. The technology of which comes from over 15 years of research studying molecular actions using some of the most sensitive SQUID, which stands for superconducting quantum interference device, magnetometers in the world.  Actually, I was reminded of a discussion I had had on episode 232 with Ariel Garten, who also developed a really interesting wearable device specifically for meditation, called Muse. In this episode, Scott shares the science behind the frequencies that trigger emotional states, the implications of this device for psychology and neuroscience, and where things are headed in terms of wearable tech. So if you geek out about the future, and especially if you love gadgets as much as I do, the future is here. Tune in and check it out.

Episode 231 |

Release Trauma through TRE with David Berceli

It has become commonplace to talk about being "triggered." While becoming part of the lexicon, this concept is more than just a buzzword. Acknowledging these emotional triggers provides a greater awareness of how our past can continue to affect us. PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, doesn’t just affect war heroes and first responders. We’ve all suffered trauma in our childhood, especially if you use the definition of trauma being anything less than nurturing, which I learned from previous guest, Brent Charleton. Traumatic experiences can alter our emotional responses and create problematic neural pathways. Plus, that trauma lives in our bodies as tension and stress.  But this trauma doesn't just cause anxiety and back pain. This trauma can keep our bodies stuck in a suboptimal state. Thankfully, there’s a solution to this, and to tell us all about it, we have Dr. David Berceli joining us. He's an international author, presenter, and trainer in the areas of trauma intervention, stress reduction, and resiliency & recovery training. He has lived in war-torn countries and natural disaster zones around the world. And he is the creator of the TRE, or "Tension and Trauma Release Exercises". TRE releases stress and trauma from the body through exercises that bring balance to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.  If you or someone you love suffers from stress or trauma, you’re going to want to hear what David has to say. Leaving it unmanaged is like driving a car with the emergency brake engaged.  So let’s get started!

Episode 230 |

Detoxify Your Brain with Dr. David Perlmutter

Something I learned in my Kabbalah class is when you focus on darkness, you attract more darkness. When you focus on the light, you get more light. Our brains work similarly, in that they have an incredible amount of neuroplasticity that we can literally mold through our daily habits, whether it's our sleeping, eating or consumption habits. We have the power to optimize them for better health and inner peace in our lives.  But we don't always make the best lifestyle choices for our future, especially in this day and age of social media addiction, a culture of convenience providing apps that make everything and anything available in an instant and information overload. Our poor eating and sleeping habits affect our prefrontal cortex, which is the area of our brain, which allows us to plan strategically for our future, have more empathy, and think more rationally. A poor lifestyle is fueling poor behavioral patterns, which ultimately lead to a poor state of overall emotional and physical wellbeing.  My guest today is Dr. David Perlmutter, a Board Certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of the books Brain Wash, Grain Brain, Brain Maker, and more. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He's also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Research Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Join us as we take a closer look at the human brain and discuss ways you can rewire and reframe your mindset. Whether it's weight loss, work-life balance, or maintaining good relationships, Dr. Perlmutter's expert advice is incredibly valuable, but as he cautions in this episode, only if you take it and run with it.