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Optimizing Female Hormones: An Interview with Dr. Christiane Northrup

Optimizing Female Hormones: An Interview with Dr. Christiane Northrup

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by women’s health expert, visionary health pioneer, wellness speaker, and New York Times Best-Selling author, Dr. Christiane Northrup. We dive into women’s health and how to balance female hormones. 

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Introducing Jamie Wheal on Collective Insights

Introducing Jamie Wheal on Collective Insights

HomeGrown Humans is actualizing human potential in the rapidly changing world we’re in. Jamie Wheal will host episodes on the Collective Insights podcast with today’s most brilliant minds and hearts in a true spirit of inquiry, to engage in generative dialogue and perhaps break through to new levels of understanding and sensemaking about our changing world and the place of humanity within it.

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How Does The Immune System Work? Part 2: The Adaptive Immune System

How Does The Immune System Work? Part 2: The Adaptive Immune System

The adaptive immune system is one of the two major divisions of the immune system, along with the innate immune system. As we learned in the first article of this miniseries, innate immunity is responsible for the first line of protection against pathogens.

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What Is The Citric Acid Cycle?

What Is The Citric Acid Cycle?

The citric acid cycle, also known as the Krebs cycle or tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, is a circular loop rotating through eight organic acid intermediates (e.g., citrate, malate, oxaloacetate). The intermediate products formed in this cycle are used to build molecules including proteins, DNA, and RNA. This cycle also plays a critical role in moving cell energy production forward, because it is the first pathway of the final stage of energy extraction from nutrients, in which carbon units are fully oxidized.

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The Benefits of Grounding: An Interview with Clint Ober

The Benefits of Grounding: An Interview with Clint Ober

We are joined by the innovator behind the Grounding Movement and CEO of Earth FX Inc., Clint Ober. He is known for the Earthing movie and the author of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever. We dive into the benefits of grounding and how it can help the body relieve inflammation. We go over science around grounding the tools we can use to help us ground effectively. 

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Optimize Sleep and Manage Stress: Q&A with the CEO of Gravity Blanket

Optimize Sleep and Manage Stress: Q&A with the CEO of Gravity Blanket

Imagine waking up more often from truly refreshing sleep. The founder and CEO of Gravity Blanket, Mike Grillo, struggled immensely with sleep, which launched him into a personal exploration of solutions to get better rest. In 2016 the Gravity Blanket was developed. The Gravity Blanket uses the power of "deep touch pressure stimulation" to simulate the feeling of being held. This increases serotonin and melatonin, the hormones responsible for relaxation, and decreases cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress which leads to a deeper, healing sleep. Read on for a Q&A with Mike Grillo.

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The Formulator's View of the Qualia Immune Ingredients

The Formulator's View of the Qualia Immune Ingredients

Neurohacker Collective developed Qualia Immune, because we think that having a smarter, fitter, higher-performing immune system is a foundational pillar of health. But how does one go about accomplishing this?

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How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

Sleep is mysterious and most people don’t think about needing to learn how to sleep, but it's one of the most critical things for our health. The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, joins us to share his wisdom on resting well. He has an impressive background in sleep medicine that includes regularly contributing to the Dr. Oz Show, serving as the Sleep Expert for WebMD and writing several books.

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SLEEP TECHNOLOGY FOR NEUROHACKERS & BIOHACKERS: TOOLS DESIGNED TO UPGRADE YOUR SLEEP

SLEEP TECHNOLOGY FOR NEUROHACKERS & BIOHACKERS: TOOLS DESIGNED TO UPGRADE YOUR SLEEP

From grounding mats to high tech light bulbs, this list has a little of everything you can use to optimize your sleep. Learn all about the best practices and top tools designed to upgrade your sleep. You can make your sleep practices easier with the use of sleep technology. Read on for the best products to help you get more light in the day and darkness at night, stay cool while you sleep, track what helps or hinders your sleep, and more.

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Qualia Immune - The Science Behind The Formula & Immune System Intelligence

Qualia Immune - The Science Behind The Formula & Immune System Intelligence

Qualia Immune combines 19 carefully selected ingredients for premium immune support. We think of it as being training for the immune system; a formulation designed to challenge the immune system in ways that will help it be fitter and perform more intelligently. 

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Autoimmune Disease, Trauma, and Toxins: An Interview with Katie Wells

Autoimmune Disease, Trauma, and Toxins: An Interview with Katie Wells

Katie Wells joins us to discuss her best practical tips for maintaining good health. Her own journey with an autoimmune disease caused her to research extensively on how to heal. In this episode she reveals how even with eating all of the most anti-inflammatory foods and exercising, she noticed the biggest improvement in her health when she began releasing trauma and practicing self love. 

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Ancestral Health and Connecting to Nature: An Interview with Abel James

Ancestral Health and Connecting to Nature: An Interview with Abel James

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by Abel James to discuss ancestrally inspired practices you can use to reconnect to nature, eat what your body needs, and take advantage of music to meet your goals. Abel James is a New York Times Bestselling Author, musician, and creator of the hit podcast, “Fat-Burning Man.”

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Sleep Advice & Wearable Sleep Tech: An Interview with Dan Gartenberg, PhD

Sleep Advice & Wearable Sleep Tech: An Interview with Dan Gartenberg, PhD

Does wearable tech actually help you sleep better? Daniel Gartenberg joins us to answer this question. He shares his best tips to address your unique sleep challenges and offers suggestions for how to best utilize wearable sleep tech. Gartenberg has a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Penn State University.  His current research is focused upon accurately tracking sleep quality through wearable technology. But he doesn’t just want to measure it, he wants to make it better.

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Evidence-Based Nutrition: An Interview with Dr. Michael Greger

Evidence-Based Nutrition: An Interview with Dr. Michael Greger

In order to take control of your health, it’s important to learn how to make your own decisions on nutrition based on the information available, and carefully looking at both sides of arguments. Dr. Michael Greger joins us to shed light on corruption in the food industry and to share resources on where you can find info on evidence based nutrition. His mission is to give people the tools to make the right decisions.

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QUALIA MIND ESSENTIALS: The Building of a Comprehensive Cognitive Support Stack

QUALIA MIND ESSENTIALS: The Building of a Comprehensive Cognitive Support Stack

Qualia Mind Essentials was designed by taking into account key neural pathways and processes. It contains nootropic compounds, neuro vitamins, amino acids, choline donors, and herbal adaptogens. Each ingredient has stand-alone actions; they can also have additive or synergistic actions when combined, complementing each other in support of a particular cognitive pathway or process.

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Ending Alzheimer's: An Interview with Dr. Dale Bredesen

Ending Alzheimer's: An Interview with Dr. Dale Bredesen

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by Dr. Dale Bredesen to discuss the latest research on cognitive decline, how to prevent dementia and how to slow aging.  There has been an increasing amount of hope for Alzhmeimer’s since Dr. Bredesen started his journey, and in this episode he shares what he has learned since he published his last book in 2017.

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The Formulator's View of the Qualia Night Ingredients

The Formulator's View of the Qualia Night Ingredients

QUALIA NIGHT combines 25 ingredients used to support a broad array of processes and pathways involved in relaxation, sleep, stress resilience, cognition, rejuvenation, and immunity.

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What Is Fatty Acid Oxidation? How Cells Use Fats to Make Energy (ATP)

What Is Fatty Acid Oxidation? How Cells Use Fats to Make Energy (ATP)

Fatty acids are an important fuel for the generation of cell energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Fatty acid oxidation, also known as beta-oxidation, is the metabolic pathway of fatty acid breakdown for energy production.

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Sleep Tips and Tricks For Improving Sleep Quality

Sleep Tips and Tricks For Improving Sleep Quality

Everyone knows how wonderful it feels to wake up after a refreshing sleep. But you may not know just how critical getting a full night of sleep is to your health and to achieving optimal mental performance. In this post, we're going to give you a sense of why sleep is so important to your brain, and offer some actionable sleep tips and tricks that will help you wake up feeling amazing.

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Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night was designed to support the shift from daytime function, a period characterized by activity, into the rest, repair and rejuvenation functions that dominate the night.

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What is Glycolysis? Where Glycolysis Takes Place, Definition, and Steps of the Glycolysis Pathway.

What is Glycolysis? Where Glycolysis Takes Place, Definition, and Steps of the Glycolysis Pathway.

Glycolysis is the metabolic pathway that breaks down the carbohydrate glucose to produce cell energy in the form of ATP. Glycolysis generates ATP directly, as a product of the pathway’s chemical reactions, and indirectly, using energy generated by electrons extracted from the chemical bonds of glucose.

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Biohacking for Longevity: Interview with Dave Asprey

Biohacking for Longevity: Interview with Dave Asprey

We invited the biohacking pioneer, Dave Asprey, to talk about the science backed practices to age better and live longer. He shares with us his favorite biohacks to improve your gut bacteria, your heart rate variability, your mitochondrial function and more. There is not just 1 thing that causes aging, but 7 functions that contribute to the aging process.

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Exercise for Longevity: An Interview with Thomas DeLauer & Simon Shawcross

Exercise for Longevity: An Interview with Thomas DeLauer & Simon Shawcross

Dr. Heather Sandison is joined by YouTube star, Thomas DeLauer and the founder and director of HITuni, Simon Shawcross to talk about training your body for optimal health and longevity. We dive into the science behind resistance training, and explain the protocols that are safest and the most effective to support wellbeing and healthy aging. We also cover how to eat the best diet to go along with your training program. 

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A Q&A with the Founder of an Innovative Residential Care Facility

A Q&A with the Founder of an Innovative Residential Care Facility

Dementia is one of the top causes of dependency and mental impairment in our elderly population. Dr. Heather Sandison was looking for residential care facilities where they were serving organic food and incorporating Dr. Bredesen’s insights for dementia patients, but couldn't find one. As a result, she founded one of the first residential care facilities where dementia patients can immerse themselves in the lifestyle described by Dr. Bredesen in his book “The End of Alzheimer’s”. Read on for a Q&A on the MARAMA experience. 

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Nutrition for Longevity: An Interview with Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta

Nutrition for Longevity: An Interview with Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta

What can nutrition experts agree on? We got together a plant based vegan, a pioneer in the paleo eating movement, and two naturopathic doctors who have seen the results of many different kinds of diets. Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta join Dr. Greg Kelly to discuss nutrition.

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