...and very few try unless they have to. - CS Lewis.
As the new year approaches and you seek to make positive changes in your life, the results will come from trying something new.
Our Collective Insights podcast guests, Dr. Andrew Weil, Amy Shenk Morrison, Mark Divine and Brian MacKenzie, share their insights on breathing exercises. They share that nasal breathing combats overactive sympathetic nervous system activity and leads to a mind that is more relaxed, focused and effective. Read on to learn more about why and how to do breathwork.
It’s a commonly accepted truth that how well you do a thing will be a direct result of the amount of effort you are willing to put into doing the thing. Whether it’s work or a workout ... a conversation with someone or time alone on your computer … meditation or watching a movie ... You will only get out what you are willing to put in. And the thing you need to invest, to get the most out of anything you do, is mental effort.
To improve our healthcare we need important research that is not being done. Often times health topics aren't studied due to lack of funds and resources. We’ve been asking our podcast guests where the missing research is in the field they are experts in. Read on to find out what they said.
Qualia Nootropic Energy was designed to support mental energy, the resource you need to apply the effort needed to accomplish more of the things that are most important to you. Learn more about the design and science behind the latest in our premier Qualia line of nootropics.
You have less than a hundred days until the end of the year. Or maybe less, depending on when you are reading this.
Of course it’s all arbitrary. The end of the year or the beginning of the next is just a day like any other. But as the time passes and we see and set dates for our goals and dreams, we are reminded of the work we want to do and the world we wish to create for ourselves.
What are your goals for the next 100 days?
In this article, we will take a look at the role of the gut microbiota and the gut-brain axis in metabolism and energy homeostasis. We will learn how food-derived chemical signals—nutrients and microbial metabolites—are translated in the gut into endocrine and neural signals that convey information about the caloric load and composition of a meal to the brain.
In this article, we will take a look at how mitochondrial dysfunction can cause damage to cells and mitochondrial quality control pathways act to prevent or overcome that damage. We will also discuss how aging affects mitochondrial function and nutritional strategies to support it.
In September-October 2018, a 3-week sample of Eternus was sent to volunteers. Volunteers were selected to include a mix of people who were and were not currently taking Qualia. No information was given on what product was intended to do, ingredients contained in the product, or expected responses. Instructions were to take 8 capsules with breakfast 5 days a week, with 2 off days, for 3 weeks. All participants were asked to complete a survey questionnaire after 5 days, 2 weeks, and 3 weeks. Seventy-one persons completed the 3 weeks of supplementation and provided responses to the survey.
The gut and brain are constantly communicating and influencing each other. This interaction is called the gut-brain axis. It means that what goes on in the gut can affect how the brain performs, influencing how we think, feel and behave. In this article, we explore the gut-brain connection and how the brain and the gut, our second brain, influence each other.
In 1958, Jack Preiss and Philip Handler published a scientific paper describing how NAD+ was made from niacin in three steps.(1) This pathway was later named the Preiss-Handler pathway after the co-discoverers. It describes the enzyme steps needed to convert niacin into the NAD+ molecule.
There’s an old quote by Mark Twain that goes
I Am an Old Man and Have Known a Great Many Troubles, But Most of Them Never Happened
This quote is probably misattributed to Twain as there is much speculation about who actually said it first ranging from Thomas Jefferson to English author Martin Farquhar Tupper, Seneca, Winston Churchill, James A. Garfield, and more.
The source of the quote doesn’t matter. Its truth resonates as it was probably thought, written and spoken by many men throughout history in slightly different forms.
The point of the quote is we do not live in reality. We live our lives in the stories we tell.
I was recently interviewed for the PureJoy podcast. We talked about all the things they cover on that podcast; health, wellbeing, our products, and human optimization. It was all things I'm very interested in both professionally and personally. Towards the end of the recording Elaina Love, the host, asked me a great question, (paraphrasing) "What are you working on perfecting about yourself now?
I paused for a moment to think about my answer and what areas of my life I'm working on and perfecting and it hit me.
Not being so damn perfect
In this article, we’re going to learn about mitohormesis, the activity of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as signaling molecules, and how and why ROS can be both beneficial and harmful. We will also discuss what leads to excessive ROS production and accumulation, how this associates with aging, and where antioxidants fit into the equation. Lastly, we’ll discuss nutritional strategies that can support the antioxidant defenses cells and mitochondria use to protect themselves against excessive ROS.
Similar to many other cellular processes, the creation of new mitochondria (a process called mitochondrial biogenesis), and the interacting pathways that influence it, suffers with aging. This is the bad news. The good news is that there are things we can do to better support maintaining a fitter mitochondrial network.
The gut microbiota influences many aspects of human physiology, from metabolism, to the cardiovascular system or the nervous system, for example. In this article, we focus on the interaction between the gut microbiota and our immune system.
Even with our staggering growth in technology and science, there’s a good chance we won’t make it to the year 2100. Change isn’t happening fast enough. The fate of humanity can no longer be left to politics or policy. Growth needs to start on a personal scale. We need, at a fundamental level, to become better humans.
Join us as we explore interval workouts for longevity, how aromatherapy impacts food cravings, the link between mitochondrial fitness and mental health, and why your brain is begging for a little downtime in this edition of Neurohacking Advancements.
In this article, we’re going to introduce an indirect way of supporting NAD+. Rather than making more, this article will be teaching you about using less. Using less requires downregulating a protein called cluster of differentiation 38 (CD38 for short). When CD38 is not as active, less NAD+ is used by it. The result is higher NAD+ levels and greater NAD+ availability for important healthy aging uses.
Supercharge your cells for better aging each morning with this nutrient-packed smoothie. This berry smoothie recipe is packed with antioxidants, protein, collagen, and Eternus to deliver focus, energy, and mitochondrial support. It's the perfect concoction to jumpstart your day!
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