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How to Help Your Gut Microbiome Thrive - A Q&A with Zach Bush, MD of ION*

How to Help Your Gut Microbiome Thrive - A Q&A with Zach Bush, MD of ION*

Expert approved ways to balance your gut microbiome health to benefit overall health and cognitive function.

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How to Maintain Balanced Dopamine Levels in a World of Pleasure - An Interview With Dr. Anna Lembke

How to Maintain Balanced Dopamine Levels in a World of Pleasure - An Interview With Dr. Anna Lembke

Get ready to learn how to maintain balanced dopamine levels in a world of pleasure.

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The Neuroscience, Psychology and Physiology of Sexual Behavior

The Neuroscience, Psychology and Physiology of Sexual Behavior

Nicole Prause Ph.D., neuroscientist researching human sexual behavior, addiction, and the physiology of sexual response, debunks popular misconceptions about the science of sex.

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How Psychedelic Compounds Improve Your Brain's Plasticity - An Interview With Julie Holland, MD

How Psychedelic Compounds Improve Your Brain's Plasticity - An Interview With Julie Holland, MD

Dr. Julie Holland Holland takes us on a deep dive into the science behind psychedelic compounds that modulate neuroplasticity and how plant medicines are being used to effectively heal trauma and nurture connection.

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How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

Knowledge of what the brain is doing during the experience of gratitude provides a window into gratitude’s relationship to mental health and resilience. This is your brain on gratitude.

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What is Dopamine?

What is Dopamine?

Dopamine is one of the main neurotransmitters in the brain. It is most commonly recognized for its role in reward, motivation, and pleasure, but also plays a crucial part in modulating focus, motivation, cognitive flexibility, and emotional resilience. In addition to these creative-productive capacities and states, dopamine is one of the main regulators of motor control and coordination of body movements. 

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Psychobiotics & the Gut-Brain Connection

Psychobiotics & the Gut-Brain Connection

Neurohacking is all about using the right tool for the job.  While racetams and transcranial stimulators more directly interface with our brain and neurochemistry, there are other less obvious ways to impact our psychological well-being and subjective experience.

Chief among these is by getting familiar with the gut, and understanding the relationship between its microbes and our brain function and mental health.

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