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By Kayla Osterhoff
Welcome to the Biocurious podcast where you are encouraged to be curious about your biology! Hosted by health scientist and seasoned biohacker, Kayla Osterhoff. Each week Kayla and guest experts will take you on a journey to explore your human potential. Discover secrets of your biology, explore evidence-based biohacks, and learn tangible holistic health practices that will elevate and optimize your life!
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91. Biohacking Beauty with Gregory Landsman
In this episode, you will learn about beauty, why looking good and feeling good cannot be separated, and how to best support your skin to look and feel your best. Gregory Landsman is a renowned beauty and wellness expert, tv host, and best-selling author. This episode is packed full of information on beauty tips and tricks, including small changes you can make to your diet to best support your skin and health. Gregory and Kayla dive deep into what beauty is, and what it looks like in the world around us. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with helpful answers on how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, the benefits of bone broth, and scar management and prevention. After listening to this episode, you’ll be inspired to change up your skincare routine and learn more about Gregory’s methods! ABOUT GREGORY: Often referred to as ‘The Beauty Advisor’, Gregory’s books and global TV program Face Lifting Food show viewers how to create quick skin-boosting meals and powerful skin treatments using everyday foods to achieve younger, healthier-looking skin at any age. Having worked in the beauty industry for 30+ years Gregory believes that looking youthful goes well beyond waging war on wrinkles and that how we age is 100% controllable. His natural methods are used globally by models, shown in universities, and recommended by doctors. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 12:49 — What is Beauty Balance, Enthusiasm, Acceptance, Understanding, Trust, You Can’t change the world’s concept of beauty, can change our own The world needs more super role models 17:39 — Correlation Between Inner and Outer Beauty There’s so much beauty in the world Looking at people through your own judgments We can only give someone what we have What makes us truly magnificent? Looking and feeling good cannot be separated 22:57 — Superfoods for Beauty Can’t remove all fats from your diet Omega 3 fatty acids Avoiding crash diets Include skin-renewing foods: vitamin C Always pour olive oil over your greens Vitamine e (powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory) Glutathione (the mother of all antioxidants) These foods reduce stress Support the skin to stay stronger & it’ll last longer 31:19 — Facial exercises Prevention is better than cure Forgetting to exercise the face Face muscles attached directly to the skin Destress and age less Incorporating a facial massage into your skincare routine Sleep is beneficial for collagen production Pumpkin seeds (tryptophan, omega 3 fatty acids) 52:19 — Q&A Dealing with dark circles under the eye Treating melasma (skin discoloration) Toning the neck Benefits of drinking bone broth Scar management and prevention Connect with Gregory: Website:  App: Face Lifting Food  Free e-book: The Skin Secret to Look Younger at any Age Free Treatment: Skin Hacks for Dry Hands (use code GL-HAND-TREATMENT)
April 20, 2021
90. The ENERGY Formula with Shawn Wells
In this episode, you will learn all about Shawn Wells’s new book, The ENERGY Formula. The ENERGY Formula is a guide meant to bring you towards a more passionate, energized, and vibrant life with author Shawn Wells, a biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. Shawn and Kayla go over the 6 pillars of this formula and the ways in which Shawn has been applying them in his life. This is just a glimpse into all the book has to offer, but it’s a good place to become inspired to live a more vibrant life. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A filmed on the clubhouse app with questions you never knew you had! If you’re looking for trustworthy information and a place to start on your journey to living a more energized life, this episode and book are a great place to start! ABOUT THE GUEST: Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is a product formulator and expert in the fields of performance nutrition, longevity, fitness, and supplementation. He earned his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied nutritional biochemistry with a minor in exercise science. Shawn is a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked with celebrity clients and professional athletes. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:53 — Behind the Book Inspiration for writing it Making information digestible What is ‘the energy formula’ Living a more energized life “The biohackers textbook” 14:56 — Experiment Establishing bio-individuality Realizing the flaws in studies All data is directional Assessing the efficacy of something Not every biohack will work for you 21:42 — Nutrition Whole food is the foundation Flexibility Enjoying the foods you eat Metabolic flexibility Exploring things with sovereignty 28:45 — Exercise Working out with purpose High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Supersets & drop sets Occlusion training Intraset stretching L-Baiba (mitoburn) 36:03 — Routine Superchiasmic Nucleus (SCN) How much we are controlled by light Stress levels in the morning Starting the day out slow Practicing gratuity and affirmations 44:03 — Growth Stoicism Lessons in everything Growth mindset 46:41 — Your Tribe Why it’s important to have a tribe Community, connection, and purpose longevity and quality of relationships 52:49 — Q&A How to give yourself grace Getting lost in the biohacking world Becoming attuned to energy Is there such a thing as overdoing it? Connect with Shawn: Where to find The ENERGY Formula: Website: Instagram: @shawnwells Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program:
April 07, 2021
89. The Power of Peptides with Dr. Neil Paulvin
In this episode, you will learn all about peptides and how you can use them to improve your health and sleep, and where to start in terms of the different lifestyles, therapies, and supplements that exist. Dr. Neil Paulvin is an innovative physician in the study of Functional Medicine, Integrative Sports Medicine, Regenerative medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation, and Craniosacral Therapy. This episode explores several of the best peptides out there and why you should consider incorporating them into your lifestyle. Kayla and Neil talk about brain and mitochondrial health and explore the science behind telomeres and NAD therapy. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with useful peptide suggestions and treatments for chronic COVID patients and those suffering from autoimmune disorders. If you’re looking to learn about the power of peptides, this episode is a great place to start! ABOUT THE GUEST: Dr. Paulvin works with patients to not only treat but find the root cause of autoimmune issues, thyroid and hormone imbalances, digestive and gut disorders and a number of inflammatory-based conditions. Uniquely combining Osteopathic Manipulation and Functional Medicine to fast track healing, recovery and biomechanics to progress athleticism. Synergistically utilizing eastern and western medicine, lab testing and reviews, lifestyle wellness, and manual therapy to treat injuries, inflammation patients and optimizers are set on their path quicker. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 04:38 — Peptides: The Basics What are peptides & how they work Regulation of peptide therapies Starting off: BPC-157 The Wolverine stack & GHK-Cu Side effects of taking too many peptides 13:39— Peptides for Anti-Aging & Sleep For skin: leuphasyl, argireline, Thymosin Alpha-1 Inflammation: BPC-157, red light therapy Hair: GHK-Cu Changing lifestyle before adding peptides Very individualistic Epitalon, CJC What to consider before starting GSIP 24:46 — Peptides for Brain & Mitochondrial Health Reversing & avoiding neurodegeneration Cerebrolysin: traumatic brain issues Dihexa: brain inflammation & fog Microglial cells Mitochondria function: MOTS-C, SS-31, Humanin 30:43 —  Telomeres What are telomeres Length of telomeres associated with longevity Epitalon Do research before starting therapies 34:21 —  NAD therapy Benefits of NAD therapy Brain health, anti-inflammatory in disc/ joint issues IV therapy NMN vs NR 38:36 —  Where to Start: Lifestyle, Therapies, & Supplements Lifestyle: fasting, getting enough sleep Therapy: red light therapy Supplement: spermidine, vitamin D 45:43 — Q&A Useful peptides and treatments for… Chronic COVID patients Autoimmune diseases & Hashimotos Connect with Dr. Paulvin: Website: Insta: @drpaulvin Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program:
March 30, 2021
88. Posture Perfection with Annette Verpillot
In this episode, you will learn about the science behind posture, how you can fix your posture, the importance of practicing eye exercises, and what movement looks like in early childhood. Annette Verpillot is the founder of Posturepro, a health company specialized in restoring the brain-body connection through some of the world’s most advanced rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques. This episode is packed full of information about posture and the brain chemistry and movement patterns behind it. Annette and Kayla talk about the importance of correcting your posture and simple practices you can incorporate into your daily lives. Since this was recorded live on Clubhouse, there is a live Q&A at the end of the episode! If you’ve been wanting to fix your posture, this is the episode to listen to! ABOUT THE GUEST: Anette created the Posturepro Method which has gained global recognition for eliminating chronic pain, increasing strength, and improving sports proficiency. Additionally, Annette actively works with clients, professional athletes, trainers, practitioners, and researchers to develop solutions to tackle global health issues. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 06:27 — How Posture’s Affected by Brain Development Multifactorial problems, not localized Looking at the body holistically Sensory organ’s affect on our lives 12:38 —  Fixing Your Posture Activating the connections from muscles to brain Primitive movement patterns Conscious mind affecting our body When movements aren’t properly integrated Look at sensory receptors that are not functioning properly Changing how the brain processes sensory information 21:25 — The Problem with our Rehab System Start to build hours to build process Difficulty in correcting movements Using constant stimulation to reinforce a new neural pathway 25:39 — Movement in Infancy and Childhood Brainstem: generating new movement patterns Motor & sensory cortex aren’t fully formed yet Most development in first year of life Formation of our vagal system 30:24 — Simple Posture Fixes Identifying the area of the problem Importance of doing eye exercises Feeling other symptoms because of eye problems Examples: Instagram & Ted Talk (10 mins) 38:54 — Q&A Can scoliosis be cured Fixing a slanted posture Where to find eye resources Brain health and recovery Connect with Annette: Listen to Annette's Ted Talk: Posture: the Key to Good Health Twitter: @posture_pro Instagram: @posturepro Website: Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program:
March 23, 2021
87. Women's Biohacking with The Warrior Woman Kristin Weitzel
In this episode, you will learn about why women’s biohacking is different, the female hormone cycle, how you might be working against yourself, dealing with stress, & how your diet is affecting you. Kristin is the host of the Wellpower Podcast and founder of Warrior Woman Mode where she offers coaching for women in fitness, nutrition, and biohacking. This episode is packed full of information & resources to help you optimize your health. They go over how women are underrepresented in research and offer advice on how to take control of your health and know your body better. After listening to this episode, you’ll be inspired to make changes to your lifestyle to better manage your hormones, diet, & exercise habits! ABOUT KRISTIN: Kristin is a health & high-performance maven, certified fitness instructor, primal and performance nutritionist with a focus on coaching women to optimal health. While Kristin built agility in global marketing and brand management, she has found her greatest fulfillment through coaching women into optimal wellness; through her business – Warrior Woman Mode. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 03:60 — Why Women’s Biohacking is Important Lack of research & representation for women Women’s unique biology & being left out of research Health recommendations are geared towards men Why women shouldn’t be expected to behave the same as men Designing a lifestyle towards your own needs Taking control & responsibility of your health 20:30 — The Female Hormone Cycle Understanding the 4 phases Estrogen & progesterone Hormones & brain chemistry Health optimization differs for each part of the cycle Apps to track your cycle: Clue, my.Flow 29:50 — How Women are Working Against Themselves & Stress You’re only as fit as what you can recover from There’s more to exercise than cardio Learning what works for them Incorporating breathwork Understanding the way stress affects you Increasing your stress threshold Read: The Breathing Cure 41:30—Diet & the Biohacking Industry Carbohydrate refeeding period Listening to your body Warrior Woman Nutrition Meal Plan Building metabolic flexibility Taking small steps in your diet changes 53:22 — Favorite Female Biohackers Dr. Molly Maloof  Dr. Nasha Wintours | Read: Metabolic Approach to Cancer Emily Fletcher | Read: Stress Less Accomplish More Stacy Sims Belisa Vranich | Read: Breathing for Warriors Connect with Kristin: Insta: @warriorwomanmode Website: Connect with Kayla: Insta: @biocurious_kayla
March 16, 2021
86. Inclusive Biohacking and the Transgender Perspective with Jaden Jaymes
In this episode, you will learn about supporting your body through movement practice, movement and biohacks with transitioning, and why you should be more inclusive with your language. Jaden Jaymes is a self-made Health & Wellness Enthusiast and full-time Movement Coach. He is an NASM CPT (certified personal trainer) and MovNat® L1 CT (certified trainer). Jaden has 10+ years of experience studying, practicing, and implementing a variety of movement modalities and nutritional concepts. This episode dives deep into movement practice and the importance of supporting your body. Jaden and Kayla talk about why you should be curious and mindful to others. If you want to learn more about how you can be inclusive to others, this episode is worth the listen. ABOUT THE GUEST: Jaden specializes in training those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, specifically those who identify as transmasc*/non-binary but ultimately works with all types of identities, bodies and physical capabilities. He identifies as transmasculine-transgender human and uses he/him pronouns. Jaden offers individualized design coaching for his clients that support each client’s specific goals and desired outcomes. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:13 — Supporting Your Body Through Movement Practice Realizing how he felt about his body The medical and emotional connection The importance of moving your body Becoming more embodied with who you are Finding connections to the natural world 11:06 — Movement & Biohacks with Transitioning Storing stuck emotions Building confidence within the body you have Creating individualized programs for clients Keeping a gratitude journal Shifting your perspective & the ability to self-regulate Grounding into your center Learning from people on social media The intentional man project, mindful masculinity workbook Understanding what masculinity is 23:03 — Jaden’s Story & Life Practices Starting testosterone Going through puberty for the second time Physical, mental, emotional changes happening all at once Breathing techniques & cold showers Always having a strong relationship in nature Committing to yourself 32:47 — Being More Inclusive with Your Language Being more mindful of your language Curious about others & not having assumptions Finding compassion Having a convo and bringing visibility Being an ally & educating yourself Leaning into curiosity over fear Connect with Jaden: Instagram: @jadenjaymes Website: Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program:
March 09, 2021
85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter
In this episode, you will learn about the difference between the mind vs the brain and how to detox them, how you can train your brain to make better decisions, how our brains and bodies are programmed. Austin Perlmutter, M.D. is an internal medicine physician & NYT best-selling author who works to help people realize better physical and mental health. This episode explores what the brain and the mind are, and how we can use them to make better decisions. Austin and Kayla talk about changing your decisions for the better, and the importance of taking control of your health. They go over why you need to take a proactive approach to your health, and the situations surrounding decision-making. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with ways to optimize your mind and brain. If you’re looking to train your brain to make better decisions, this episode is a great place to start! ABOUT THE GUEST: Austin Perlmutter, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times best-selling author. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His focus is in helping others to improve decision-making and quality of life. He is also interested in methods of understanding and reducing burnout in the medical field. He is the co-author of Brain Wash. He writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 06:05 — The Brain vs The Mind Why they are two separate entities Mind: the filter that paints our human experience Brain: physical construct Mind + Brain = the human operating system 14:13 — Detoxing the Mind & Brain How to detox for health optimization Looking at the way we make choices How we can start wiring our brain for better health Understand why the brain prevents us from helping ourselves Redefining good & bad decisions 23:07 — Helping People Act on Their Own Decisions Setting up your brain for better decision making Variables involved with our decision making Analyzing previous choices & the situations surrounding them Turning to curiosity instead of blame Setting up a protocol to change those variables 30:22 — Programming Our Brains & Bodies How our decision-making changes throughout our lives 3 Systems: Immune, stress, and gut pathways Bidirectional feedback system 45:33 — Live Audience Q&A Best way to teach the unconscious mind how to learn Books: Tiny Habits, Good Habits Bad Habits, The Power of Habit How people can engage with health care professionals Nudging the healthcare system to a proactive approach Keeping up to date information Connect with Dr. Austin Perlmutter: Book: Brain Wash Podcast: Get The STUCK Out Instagram: Austin Perlmutter Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla
March 03, 2021
84. Biotech for Health Optimization with Biostrap Labs
In this episode, you will learn about Biostrap Labs, the importance of data integrity, how you can use data to optimize your health, and what to look out for in the field of biotech. Sameer Sontakey is the CEO and Co-Founder of Biostrap Labs and has over 10 years of experience in software engineering. Kevin Longoria is a clinical exercise physiologist and the Chief Science Officer at Biostrap Labs and is an advocate for an integrative approach to health and fitness. This episode dives deep into the data behind Biostrap Labs and why it stands out from its competitors. You will learn how you can apply biometric data to your own life to optimize your health, and why it’s important to look into the research before you invest in new products. Kevin and Sameer talk about what to look forward to in biotech and how biotech can help us take a proactive approach to our health. If you want to learn more about biotech from two experts in the field, this is the episode for you! ABOUT THE GUESTS: Sameer Sontakey: With over 10-years of experience in software engineering, Sameer created Biostrap to provide the world’s most advanced, science-based platform to improve global health. With a computer science background, Sameer has architected and built frontend applications, backend services, and set up data pipelines for big data. Kevin Longoria: His expertise in the field of health and performance restoration and optimization has led him to work with populations ranging from clients with severely compromised health to elite athletes such as Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo. Additionally, Kevin’s passion for research and education has led to a role as an international public educator for health & fitness professionals surrounding his integrative approach that emphasized the importance of the mind and gut in conjunction with the physical body. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:08 — The Data Behind Biostrap The use of red vs green PPG sensors Not sacrificing data integrity for speed Checking data 29 different ways before returning it to you Making meaningful use of your data The importance of clinical validation 12:19 — The Research & Why it’s Important The unregulated commercial landscape industry Testing the claims of other companies Validating research of other biotech companies How to collect your own data Determining whether your investment is safe 17:14 — How To Apply Your Own Data Technology can put you on the right path Using data to set your day Applying the right dose of stress to improve sleep Understanding how to define health and fitness 26:24 — Up & Coming In Biotech Covid research led to an increase in biometric symptoms & research Taking a proactive approach to health instead of a reactive Why people are more open to using technology Taking ownership of your health Using data to improve health Connect with Biostrap: Instagram: @biostrap Twitter: @biostrap Website: & Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program:
February 24, 2021
83. His & Hers Biohacks with Sean McCormick
In this episode, our guest Sean McCormick talks about his new project and the products and tools he uses to optimize his life. As the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast, he is well-versed in all things biohacking and has talked with hundreds of guest experts about the best ways to improve physical and mental health. In a snapshot, Sean is interested in results, consciousness, and getting the most out of the least effort.  You will learn about the "virtual biohacking assistant," Sean’s favorite products (he has a lot), and how to manage stress. Sean and Kayla also go over the differences in biohacking for men and women, and the importance of paying attention to your hormones. After listening, you might even start a conversation about it at the dinner table (reference to 17:20 of this episode).   If you’re looking for new products and want to learn more about his & hers biohacks, this episode is definitely worth the listen.  ABOUT THE GUEST:   Sean McCormick is a life coach and the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast. Before getting here, he started a highly rated flotation therapy center in Seattle to help athletes recover. He is passionate about biohacking because it allows him to be the best inside and out and spend time doing what he loves. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:00 — The Virtual Biohacking Assistant A beginners guide to biohacking Tailoring the resources to the individual, custom is key The importance of bio-individuality for women  The 4 stages of the hormone cycle Applying info from the Optimal Performance Podcast 20:00 — Sean’s Favorite Products for Longevity For Supplements:, For CBD: For Your Mental State: Using a breath ionizer Importance of blue-blocking glasses  27:00 — All About Hormones  Balancing hormones for women vs men   Read: Estrogeneration by Dr. Anthony J Estrogen as the endocrine disrupter Testosterone booster: Rutt Managing stress with a busy lifestyle 36:00 — Stress management  Biohacks can’t solve everything  Tackling stress one day at a time Take control of your life & invest in yourself Learn how to breathe better & be creative Product: Serotonin Brain Food The vitamin C+ detox protocol   Connect with Sean McCormick: Sean’s Podcast: Products: Instagram: @realseanmccormick Connect with Kayla:  Social media: @biocurious_kayla and @biocurious_podcast Join the BioCurious Co-op:  Enroll in the PowHer Program:
February 16, 2021
82. Sex and Skin with Anti-Aging Expert Dr. Amy Killen
In this episode, you will learn about increasing longevity, taking care of your skin, and optimizing sexual function. Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics, and longevity medicine. Board-certified in emergency medicine with ten years of ER experience, Dr. Killen saw the impact of unchecked chronic disease and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine. This episode features a lot of laughs and most importantly, helpful tips and tricks on how to get clear skin and optimize your sexual function. Dr. Amy and Kayla talk about increasing longevity and thinking about aging as a disease with natural ways to live longer. The end of this episode features a live Q&A where you get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. Season 3 is starting off strong and this episode is packed with information you’ll love and use, so go ahead and give it a listen! ABOUT THE GUEST: An international speaker, clinical practice owner, medical director of a national regenerative medicine physician training course, author, and frequent media guest, Dr. Killen has become an outspoken advocate for empowering patients to look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, hormone optimization, personalized medicine and regenerative therapies. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 03:47 — Increasing Longevity Thinking of aging as a disease vs a natural process Inflammation: the cause of (basically) all your health problems How to enhance longevity Handling stress with a busy lifestyle Dr. Killen’s morning routine 13:24 — A Step Closer to Clear Skin The importance of sunblock Using antioxidants & vitamins to help calm your skin Microneedling to increase collagen production Combating hormonal acne & treatments Causes of graying hair and the perks of being blonde Peptide 101: Starting off with BPC-157 29:26 — Sexual Optimization Optimizing sexual function Improving tissue health & increasing blood flow Dealing with urinary incontinence for women Tired of Kegels? Try Intensity or Apex The Lioness: tracking your orgasms 41:03 — Live Q&A How to deal with forehead veins Dealing with sports acne Addressing the potential link between hyaluronic acid and cancer Using hyaluronic acid products for anti-aging & the results Connect with Dr. Amy Killen: Instagram: @dr.amybkillen Youtube: Amy Killen MD Website: Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program:
February 09, 2021
81. Nervous System Transformation With Irene Lyon
This episode we talk about how we develop and interact with our nervous system along with insight on the polyvagal theory. Our guest today is Irene Lyon who helps people around the world to transform trauma to heal their body and mind. On this episode we discuss: 4:00 Nervous system training methods 7:00 Common trauma causing plateaus 7:30 Somatic experiencing 8:20 How to restore the nervous system 14:50 Polyvagal branches 26:00 How to modulate the nervous system 29:00 Treating deregulation in our nervous systems 30:00 How our polyvagal develops in our adolescence 33:20 Perpetual trauma due to lack of awareness 37:00 Tips on improving mental regulation 40:00 Listen to your impulses 43:00 why “don’t shove it away” 45:00 Being connected to the environment Connect with Irene: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: Web: Sponsors: Somavedic: use code BIOCURIOUS
December 16, 2020
80. X3 Your Health With Dr. John Jaquish
This episode is all about better physical health with Dr. John Jaquish, the inventor of the X3 bar. Dr. Jaquish is a research professor at Rushmore University, speaks at scientific conferences all over the world, has been featured on many of the top health podcasts, is an editor of multiple medical journals, and is a nominee of the National Medal of Science. On this episode we discuss: 5:20 Combating osteoporosis w/strength training 7:40 How the wrong workouts can cause injuries 14:00 Debunking health and wellness influencers 24:00 X3 bar techniques with cross training 26:00 Cardiovascular training for different body types 30:00 How nutrition is different for individual bone density 33:45 Women in osteoporosis clinical studies 37:00 How to build bone density 38:00 Dr.Jaquish’s muscle building diet 39:00 Fermented protein over whey 43:00 Different fasting approaches 44:00 Research facts over forums 53:00 Food industry secrets Connect with John: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: Web: Sponsors: Qualia: use code BIOCURIOUS
December 02, 2020
79. The Psychology Of Eating With Dr. Glenn Livingston
In this episode, Kayla and special guest Dr. Glenn Livingston discuss the psychology behind binge eating and dive into healthy ways to combat addiction and build healthy habits. Dr. Glenn Livingston, is the former CEO of multimillionaire consulting firm for the food industry and psychologist whose work has been highlighted in media outlets such as Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Times, and many more. After decades of research on the nature of binge eating and overeating habits he has developed a simple, effective method to overcome binge eating and any other bad habit! Episode Highlights: • the psychology of addition • 3 things that trigger self love • how the food industry makes unhealthy food addictive • over stimulation with sugar • the psychology of eating • the link between stress and eating • subconscious patterns that lead to overeating • how to effectively change any bad habit Episode sponsor: Link: Coupon Code: BIOCURIOUS (good for 15% off any product/purchase, including subscriptions!) Connect with Glenn: Website: Facebook: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op:
November 11, 2020
78. Microdosing Magic With Boris Peysakhov
This episode we dive into the wonderful world of microdosing with our favorite microdosing expert Boris Peysakhov. On this episode we discuss: 3:00 how microdosing helped Boris recover from depression 4:00 overview of plant medicines 5:13 micro dosing 101 9:10 where to start with plant medicines 9:40 benefits of microdosing 13:33 different microdosing plans14:00 best resources for mircrodosing information 17:00 microdosing and neurotransmitters 18:20 protocol options 20:30 types of microdoses 28:00 why fungi are fantastic 33:55 why intentions are key 42:00 subconscious beliefs and plant medicine work 46:20 safety precautions Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web] Sponsors: PaleoFX:
October 28, 2020
77. Self-Care & Self-Healing With Kate Horseman
In this episode, Kayla's intern Ryan Bernard, digital marking student introduces us to special guest, Kate Horsman. Kayla and Kate give insight in to eating habits, self-care practices and introduction to adaptogens.  Kate Horsman is a holistic heath expert and professional counselor who specializes in eating disorders. She helps with physical and mental health by encouraging a lifestyle suited for the individual.  Episode highlights:  • all about Kate and her field of work (2:49)  • wounded healer (8:56) • detoxify your life trough food (11:39) • core components of a healthy lifestyle (17:20)  • work with not so open clients (24:00)  • Kate's self-care practices (29:15)  • herbs and adaptogens 101 (31:48)  • Kate's recipes (35:39)  • adaptogens in a bath (38:48)  • skin care routine (41:35)  • Kate's morning routine (44:24)  • advice to elevate health and wellness (45:40)  • Kate's starting course (48:07)  Sponsor: Elsa Beauty: Connect with Kate:  Official page:  Social media:  Connect with Kayla:  Social media:  Join the BioCurious Co-op:
October 14, 2020
76. Intimacy, Inclusion, & Introspection With Tah & Kole Whitty
In this episode, the host Kayla Osterhof and special guests Tah and Cole Whitty, discuss leadership and survival in the midst of crisis such as COVID19, how trauma impacts your body and mind, how to navigate cultural shifts, like the BLM movement, and how to be a truly inclusive leader. They also touch on how to build healthy relationships with others and with yourself. Tah and Kole, husband and wife team, are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the field of health and wellness. Tah has over 25 years of experience as a registered nurse in emergency medicine and Kole has 17 years in education and addiction specifically. Together they have diverse experience in shamanic traditions, personal training and body alignment. Episode highlights: • new perspectives on the human experience (5:28) • how Tah and Kole become a healers (6:55) • insights on change and transformation (16:43) • where transformation begins (25:46) • achievements and goals as a drug (31:30) • curiosity - the key of evolution in the midst of COVID19 and cultural shifts (35:57) • difference between compassion and excusing behavior (41:14) • depths of systematic racism and the real definition of racism (43:35) • connection of inclusivity and intimacy (1:00:27) • highly disempowered people and what you can do (1:10:36) • leadership and service (1:23:25) • what to do move this conversation (1: 29:20) Episode Sponsor: Biostrap personal data collection device - The Evo Device is here! Connect with Tah and Kole: Official page: Instagram: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op:
September 30, 2020
75. Inside Out Health With Wade Lightheart
THE BIOCURIOUS PODCAST – WADE LIGHTHEART In this episode, Kayla and special guest Wade Lightheart discuss how to build a healthy body from the inside out, focusing on healthy digestion, the gut and brain connection and optimizing metabolism. Wade Lightheart, a three-time Canadian national champion of the All Natural Bodybuilding Championships, who has also competed in the Mister Universe competition, is the podcast host for “The Awesome Health Podcast” and he is the president and cofounder of BiOptimizers. Biocurious Listeners can use code BIOCURIOUS to Episode Highlights: • how to optimize all health systems (7:33) • building a strong, healthy physique from the inside (12:56) • digestive system dysfunction (20:05) • metabolic interventions (22:12) • the ideal version of a life span (26:24) • the connection between gut and brain (28:54) • importance of enzymes and how to choose the right enzyme supplement (35:28) • probiotics and other gut health supplements (40:24) • the proper way to take supplements (46:57) • staying educated about your supplements (48:30) • the best 15-minute morning routine (51:31) • meditation for high performance (55:32) Connect with Wade: Official page: Social media: BiOptimizers (code BIOCURIOUS): Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op:
September 16, 2020
74. Unlocking Your Mental Superpowers With Ani Manian From You Are Limitless
In this doubleheader episode with “You Are Limitless” podcast, the hosts Kayla Osterhoff and Ani Manian, discuss interworking's of the mind, aspects that limit us from reaching full potential, how they overcame limitations and practical tools to become limitless. Ani Manian, “The Ultimate mirror”, known as a trusted adviser to the most influential entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers to become limitless, helps to transform the conscience and create exceptional results in business and life. Episode highlights: • contrast between brain and mind (2:20) • the optic nerve and how impulses work (6:33) • the observer effect (10:03) • what is neuroplasticity (16:36) • the “symphony” of the brain (20:52) • band-aid to the nerves system (26:13) • Kayla's bad relationship experience (30:22) • ways to restore body harmony and what isn't harmony (35:30) • practices Ani does to harmonize his body (45:05) • Kayla shares how she helps her clients (49:48) • alone time and connection with yourself (52:29) • how Kayla practices gratitude (55:50) • installing a practice using triggers (58:17) • practices that incorporate gratitude Ani's clients use (1:00:45) • getting closer to true objectivity (1:07:18) • what others think about us and self-awareness (1:14:50) • single piece of advice Ani would offer the listeners (1:24:53) • having control and feeling powerful (1:29:56) Connect with Ani: Official page: Social media: You are limitless podcast: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-Op:
August 25, 2020
73. Biohacking Mars And Venus With Dr. John Gray - Part 2
Welcome to an epic two-part episode with the incredible Dr. John Gray! You probably know John from his best selling book "Men are from Mars Women from Venus'' which is also the most well-known book on relationships. Since then he has written more than 20 books on relational wellness and health promotion and has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Oz, the today show, Times magazine, Forbes and more!  And now he is here to share his knowledge and magic with the BioCurious Community! Part 2 Highlights: • the secret to having exceptional relationships (3:30) • men’s vs women’s hormone health as it relates to communication (8:44) • how to communicate effectively in relationship (14:11) • John’s epic morning routine (19:02) • what John learned from the monks (25:40) • understanding energy, chakras and vibrational frequencies (29:44) • an energy-balancing meditation from John (42:29) Connect with Dr. Gray: Official page: Beyond Mars and Venus Book: Social media: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op:
August 12, 2020
72. Biohacking Mars And Venus With Dr. John Gray - Part 1
Welcome to an epic two-part episode with the incredible Dr. John Gray! You probably know John from his best-selling book "Men are from Mars Women from Venus'' which is also the most well-known book on relationships. Since then he has written more than 20 books on relational wellness and health promotion and has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Oz, the today show, Times magazine, Forbes and more!  And now he is here to share his knowledge and magic with the BioCurious Community! On this two-part episode, John and I discuss the dos and don'ts of relationships, healthy communication, the key differences between men and women's hormonal health, what makes men and women feel loved, mindfulness exercises to boost energy and vitality, and we even do a deep dive on John's favorite supplements for high performance and optimal health! Part 1 Highlights: • finding happiness for yourself and in relationship (3:50) • John's new book Beyond Mars and Venus (8:49) • fulfilling the emotional needs of men and women (11:30) • hormonal balancing supplements (14:32) • finding significance in ourselves (18:05) • ways to hack stress (20:15) • top nutrition and supplement advice for men and women (22:41) • lifestyle practices to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases (32:47) • Why lithium is John’s number one supplement recommendation  (43:00) • blood sugar regulation for brain health (50:55) • natural ways to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol (58:47) • how to improve gut health (1:06:58) Connect with Dr. Gray: Official page: Beyond Mars and Venus Book: Social media: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op:
August 12, 2020
71. Expanding Consciousness And Doing Deep Inner Work With Shawn Wells
In this episode, the host Kayla is joined by Shawn Wells, also known as the ingredientologist. Shawn is not only a brilliant biochemist, dietitian and formulator of supplements, but also one of Kayla’s dearest friends. On this episode they have a very raw discussion about a shared plant medicine experience and the insides gained through this. Episode highlights: • Shawn's background with mental and physical health and true love for yourself and others (5:45) • personal growth and progress with psychedelic plants to process personal trauma (9:15) • new perspectives on career goals and moving the focus to self love (16:00) • plant medicine research (20:30) • victim mentality, aggressors, and fear (23:02) • self-work and authenticity (27:27) • bringing back the innocence and inner child (32:15) • resetting and letting go of limitation and judgment (34:00) • connection with universe (40:35) • appreciation of body and individuality (44:00) • how to set boundaries and communicate more effectively (45:30) • difference between observation and judgement (50:50) • creating a supportive environment for healing and self actualization (54:00) • friendships, intimacy and vulnerability (56:01) • using plant medicine as a tool for expansion and evolution of the mind (1:08:01) • false relationships constructs (1:12:05) • how to tune in to your body (1:15:10) • Shawn's advice on self improvement and doing the best you can (1:19:20) Connect with Shawn: Official page: Social media: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op:
August 05, 2020
70. The Carnivore Code With Dr. Paul Saladino
In this episode, host Kayla Osterhoff and special guest Dr. Paul Saladino discuss the benefits of the carnivore diet, plus the pros and cons of other popular diets. Dr. Saladino is the leading authority on carnivore and has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, mental health disorders and chronic illness in hundreds of his patients. He not only has his own podcast “The fundamental health podcast”, but was featured in others like “The model health show”, “Bulletproof radio” etc. He also just released a new book called “The Carnivore Code”. Episode highlights: • carnivore diet 101 • thoughts on CoVid19 and mainstream media coverage • Paul’s battle with eczema and how he healed from it • psychological and physical benefits of eating meat • pros and cons of paleo, keto, and plant-based diets • the problem with restrictive diets • how to eat intentionally • myths about meat and the fear of carbohydrates • the ethics of farming and the meat industry • benefits fo eating “nose to tail” • difference between the diet in 2020 and 1820 • a major blind spot in dietary research • special considerations for carnivore women • the problematic side of plant-based diets • how vegetable oil is much more toxic than meat • the most important dietary change to make right now Connect with Paul: Social media: Carnivore Code Book: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op:
July 28, 2020
69. Ayahuasca Awakening With Carlos Tanner Of The Ayahuasca Foundation
This episode is a crash course in all things ayahuasca with the director of the Ayahuasca Foundation, Carlos Tanner, who is also an Amazonian plant medicine expert and educator. In this episode we dive deep into the cultural and clinical background of ayahuasca and different plant medicine healing modalities. Episode Highlights: • Plant medicines 101 • The difference between ayahuasca and other plant medicines • The history of Amazonian healing traditions • The westernization of ayahuasca • How ayahuasca can be used for healing and human evolution • How Carlos healed from addiction and helps others to do the same • Difference between various ayahuasca experiences and retreat centers • What to look for and how to choose a safe ayahuasca center in Peru • The difference between Shipibo healers vs other shamans • What shaman training consists of • What to expect in a ayahuasca ceremony • Upcoming Ayahuasca Foundation offerings and educational resources Connect with Carlos: • Website: • Instagram:

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July 22, 2020
68. Mastering Glucose Metabolism With Robby Barbaro
Today's episode is all about optimizing glucose metabolism to achieve peak performance and boost longevity! Our guest Robby Barbaro is the author of the NY Times Best Seller, "Mastering Diabetes - The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently"  Robby has been living with type 1 Diabetes for over 15 years and has been successfully controlling it using plant-based nutrition. On this episode Robby discusses how a plant-based lifestyle has fundamentally changed the quality of his life and he debunks myths regarding nutrition, exercise, fad diets, and insulin resistance.   Episode highlights: • Glucose metabolism hacks • Mastering both type 1 and type 2 Diabetes • How Robby's book "Mastering Diabetes" became a NY Times Best Seller • Why everyone should be eating more carbs • How fruits and veggies detox the body • The banana diet • What causes insulin resistance and how to reverse it • The pros and cons of Keto, Vegan, Carnivore, and Fasting • How to master your energy, mood, and performance • Why plants are the key to vitality and longevity • How to craft your own perfect diet • Diabetes advice for children and families Contact Robby Barbaro • Website: • Podcast: • Instagram: • Robby’s Instagram: • YouTube: • Facebook: 

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July 08, 2020
67. Bioacoustic Biology with Sharry Edwards
On today's episode we are joined by the pioneer of Bioacoustic Biology herself,  Sharry Edwards, to teach us about the link between sound frequency and health. Sharry provides the leading-edge research to show voice as a holographic representation of the body and how it can be used to change the face of medicine. Sharry's work shows that we can achieve health and emotional balance through the use of frequency based biomarkers.  Using the unique techniques of Vocal Profiling and evaluation, emotional as well as physiological issues can be revealed and addressed. Sharry's work with the human voice reveals that people who share similar traumas, stresses, diseases, toxicities…share similar, if not identical, vocal anomalies. She brings together ancient knowledge with modern ideas of harmonics and frequency relationship theories to show that math can be used as a form of predictive, diagnostic and curative foundation for wellness. Episode highlights: • Kayla's voice profile • Hearing otoacoustic emissions • Altering blood pressure with sound • What your voice tells you about your health and personality • Metabolic syndrome frequencies • Test your state of health through the sounds of your voice  • How sound can replace prescription drugs • Healing and mapping the body by frequency • Does 5G worsen coronavirus cases? • Sound treatment for nerve repair • The dangers of voice manipulated media • The future of medicine and Bioacoustic Biology • How to become a Bioacoustic Biology practitioner Contact Sharry Edwards • Website: • Courses: • Twitter: • Instagram: Sponsors: • Formula nootropics: • Biostrap: *use listener discount code "BIOCURIOUS" Connect with Kayla: • Instagram: @biocurious_kayla • BioCurious Co-op:
June 30, 2020
66. Your Red Pill Guide To Health With Troy Casey
On today’s episode we are chatting with leading longevity authority and C.H.E.K. Practitioner, Troy Casey, who has inspired millions of people to live with vitality and authenticity. His unique holistic approach uses nature based simplicity that anyone can follow. As a Versace model, Troy ignited his passion for health and beauty - studying nutrition, herbs, and internal purification - as a way of looking and feeling amazing in front of the camera. For more than 30 years, Troy has continued his studies, and by working with indigenous cultures, exploring ancient and esoteric healing practices, he has led his body, mind, and spirit to become the powerful force he is today. Show Notes • How our society had been brainwashed • How to find truth and see past the matrix • How to be “ripped” at 50 • The current obesity epidemic • A world beyond money • Freeing your mind • The importance of the gut microbiome • Current mental, emotional, physical and spiritual challenges • Simple steps to prevent illnesses • Core principals of longevity • The dangers of Industrial waste • Building your legacy • How to let children think for themselves • Conscious parenting and schooling • How to take control of your health and find true happiness Troy Casey: • Website: • Ripped at 50 Book: • Instagram: • Twitter:

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June 24, 2020
65. Biohacking Spinal Cord Injury With Joci Scott And Dr. Tara Scott
This episode is about an amazing and inspirational young woman who, in the face of spinal cord injury, is persevering with bravery and optimism. Joci Scott is the daughter of Dr. Tara Scott, whom you’ve heard on the podcast before. With her mom by her side, Joci has made incredible strides in her healing journey, which she shares more about in this episode. Joci Scott is a 4th year undergraduate student at THE Ohio State University studying psychology with a minor in musical theatre. At OSU, she has served on the executive boards of her dorm’s hall council and the student-run theatre group Off the Lake Productions, and she has performed in many musical productions at school and in the community. Joci also serves as Miss Wheelchair Northern USA 2020, following a plane accident resulting in a spinal cord injury. While making strides to walk again, she advocates for public accessibility and equal representation in film, television, and theatre. Show Notes • Surviving a plane crash • Spinal fusion surgery and rehabilitation • Life after becoming paralyzed • Biotechnology for paraplegics • How Joci has overcome her new challenges • Nocebo (the negative side of placebo) • Trying an Exoskeleton • Routine for rehabilitation • Supplements to speed healing • Experimenting with Peptides • Why mindset matters for healing • The rollettes experience ( • Wanting to become the first wheelchair user to perform at Disney world • Joci’s daily routine that sets her up for success • Biohacks that Joci and Dr. Scott plan to implement in the future Contact Dr. Tara Scott and Joci Scott Dr. Tara Scott • Instagram: • Facebook: • Youtube: Joci Scott • Instagram (Joci Scott) - 

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June 17, 2020
64. Vitamin D To The Rescue With Dr. Brandan Lee
This episode is all about the most magical micronutrient - Vitamin D! . Dr. Brandan Lee, the Founder of Vitamin D to the Rescue, is here today to tell us all about why he has dedicated his career to teaching about and advocating for vitamin D. He has paired this effort with another of his passions, which is fighting human trafficking, and merged the two by starting Vitamin D to the Rescue. In this episode we discuss the physical and cognitive benefits of Vitamin D, some of which might surprise you! Discussion highlights: ▪ How vitamin D to the Rescue is helping to fight human trafficking ▪ Why vitamin D so essential ▪ The immune function of vitamin D ▪ Vitamin D for prevention and treatment of Coronavirus ▪ The different between vitamin D from the sun and various supplement forms ▪ The difference between vitamins K1 and K2 ▪ How vitamin D prevents sunburn ▪ Physical and cognitive benefits of Vitamin D ▪ How vitamin D improves nerve conduction and function ▪ Why magnesium is just as important as vitamin D ▪ How to choose high-quality supplements Contact Vitamin D to the Rescue: Website: Facebook: Sponsors: • Formula nootropics: • Biostrap: *use listener discount code "BIOCURIOUS" Connect with Kayla: • Instagram: @biocurious_kayla • BioCurious Co-op:
May 27, 2020
63. Nutritional Alchemy With Ingrid De La O From TUSOL Wellness
In this episode of The BioCurious Podcast we’re joined by wellness aficionado, Ingrid De La O, one of the co-founders of TUSOL Wellness which has been featured in Vogue, Rolling stone, and Malibu magazine. Ingrid is a biochemistry nerd, like me, and uses a science-backed approach to develop the TUSOL  recipes for specific healing purposes.  On this episode we discuss the power of food to heal, and how Ingrid healed herself Postpartum Depression and Crohn’s Disease using superfoods. Discussion highlights: • Biohacking sleep • Overcoming Crohn’s Disease • The truth about Postpartum Depression • Women's health challenges • Healing from the inside out • The problem with industrial farmed food • The Dirty Dozen - how to decide organic vs. non-organic ( • Superfoods that fight inflammation • The crossover between Ayurveda, Chinese, and Aztec Medicine • The Quantum Doctor (Book recommendation - • Biohacking your water • How to make magnesium bicarbonate (recipe below) • Why minerals matter • The best gut healing protocols • The core components of vitality and longevity • The biochemistry of wellness • TUSOL’s healing smoothies TUSOL Wellness: Website: use code BIOCURIOUS for a discount Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla BioCurious Co-op: Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Biostrap: **use listener discount code "BIOCURIOUS" Ingrid's Magnesium Bicarbinate Water Recipe: Ingredients 1 pinch of potassium carbonate 1 pinch of calcium carbonate 1/2 tsp magnesium hydroxide 1pinch aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate 1 liter of cold reverse osmosis water Tools: Soda maker 2 32 oz mason Jars Directions: Infuse water with CO2 from the soda maker. Transfer the carbonated water to the mason jars + seal One jar at a time and add potassium, close lids tightly right away + shake. One at a time and add the calcium, close the lids and shake, repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients. Keep sealed in the fridge for 24 hours or until water becomes clear + transfer into clean glass containers leaving sediment behind. Keep it refrigerated + add 2 tbsp at a time added to your water or drinks. *Do not drink it straight, it will upset your stomach.
May 20, 2020
62. Red Light Therapy With Dr. Mike Belkowski
On today's episode we are talking about a critical aspect of circadian biology, which is light. We have Dr. Mike Belkowski, the founder of BioLight, here to teach us all about red light therapy. This is one of my favorite biohacking subjects, so I really enjoyed "nerding-out" with Dr. Belkowski. I really hope that you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. Dr. Mike Belkowski, CEO of BioLight, specializes in dry needling, cupping, blood flow restriction training, Mulligan joint mobilizations and, yes, red light therapy to help his patients achieve pain reduction and recovery as effectively and efficiently as possible. Dr. Belkowski is a voracious reader and is constantly questioning the status quo, especially in the health and wellness sector. He loves to synthesize all of the information from the vast amount of books and research articles he reads and put it to practical use. If you feel inspired to grab a BioLight for your red light therapy at home after this episode, you can use code "biocurious" to get 10% off of one. You will find the link below. On this episode we discuss: Dr. Belkowski's background and how he got started in his field of work How red light therapy drives down inflammation and improves circulation The synergy between dry needling, cupping, and red light therapy for pain reduction Why red light therapy works to help stimulate tissue healing The importance of maintaining mitochondrial health Macular degeneration and how red light can help prevent it The pairing of red light therapy and stem cell treatments, and why this is beneficial The types of wavelengths involved with light therapy and what to look for The concern with light flickering from LED's and the effect on the brain Why buying a low EMF light panel is important The ideal treatment time and duration The harmful long-term effects of artificial blue light The benefits of natural sunlight The difference between at home red light panels, and infrared saunas Dr. Belkowski's morning routine that sets him up for a successful day Connect with Dr. Belkowski: Website: Instagram/Facebook: Youtube: E-mail: email Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web] Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS
May 12, 2020
61. Oxygen Upgrade With Dr. Jason Sonners
This week's episode features best-selling author and functional medicine doctor, Dr. Jason Sonners, who shares his insights on why oxygen is the key to peak performance, longevity, and total health. You might want to grab a pen and notebook for this one, because it is jam packed with actionable information and tips that will help you to live a long and healthy life. As the owner and clinic director at Core Therapies, Dr. Jason Sonners primarily practices functional medicine and is passionate about using detailed laboratory analysis and other tools to help his clients take their health to the next level. He also takes on complex cases including autoimmune conditions, chronic inflammation and neurologic dysfunction and uses a variety of methods to help improve function and tap into the body’s innate ability to heal. He uses nutrition, detoxification, hyperbaric oxygen and herbal therapies to improve the health and quality of life for his patients. On this episode we discuss: Dr. Sonners background and how he got into his field of work The myths and misconceptions behind the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy What hyberbaric oxygen therapy is and how it works Atmospheric pressure and how it relates to breathing Circulatory conditions that benefit from the use of hyperbaric oxygen Why our cells benefit from an increase in available oxygen The importance of balancing incoming stressors with how well we are recovering from them Why spending time training at higher altitudes can positively affect performance at lower altitudes How often someone should use hyperbaric oxygen therapy The differences between hyperbaric oxygen chambers used in clinics versus home models Why build quality is critical when choosing a hyperbaric oxygen chamber Dr. Sonners morning routine Neuroplasticity and how it relates to developing new habits "Oxygen Under Pressure" book: Connect with Dr. Sonners: Website: Instagram: Facebook: YouTube: HBOT USA E-mail: Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Listener discount code: biocurious Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20 Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web]
May 06, 2020
60. Feminine Sexuality With Chelsey Jo
This episode is all about sexuality with Feminine Embodiment expert Chelsey Jo, the founder of Rhythm, Soul, and Body. We discuss how trauma and societal programming can hinder sexuality and how sexuality plays a role in mental and physical health and well-being. Chelsea also provides us with some practical tips for optimizing our sexual health, and healthy sexual expression. You may want to listen to this one with headphones because this episode contains explicit subject matter that is probably not suitable for the kiddos. Chelsey helps women bring sacred sensuality back into every part of their lives, especially their bodies, bedroom, business, and bank account. She guides women into reclaiming their wild and cyclical nature through raw expression⁣. Her work is for women who are ready to step into sovereignty and heal themselves. When women are standing fully in their power and purpose they are unstoppable. On this episode we discuss: Chelsea's background and how she got into the field of female sexual health The 4 phases of the mentrual cycle and how they can impact behavior and health How issues during these cycles can be an indication of an imbalance in the body Why you should track your cycle, and how you feel in each phase How you can listen to your body to identify things that need your attention to resolve The importance of not engaging in sexual activity if your body in the right place for intimacy Common sexual health dysfunction for women and the root causes Issues with hormonal birth control and the lack of quality education on its long term effects How childhood trauma can contribute to a distorted view of sexuality Why it's important to love your body Some practices that can help you reconnect with your body and release trauma The importance of setting aside time TO practice and making it a priority What yoni wands and eggs are and how they are used The difference between a clitoral orgasm and a cervical orgasm Why communication can be highly beneficial with your partner Chelsey's morning routine and how it differs day to day Connect with Chelsey Jo: Instagram: @chelseyjoh Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web] Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Listener discount code: biocurious Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20
April 29, 2020
59. Brain Mapping With New Mind Technologies
This episode is all about the brain! I visited New Mind Technologies, who have developed devices for brain mapping and neurofeedback. During my visit, I had a brain map done and discussed the results for a really up close and personal view of what's going on in my brain. I received some fantastic recommendations on ways to improve cognition, anxiety, focus, and mood, in addition to lifestyle and behavioral changes that will improve brain performance. On this episode we discuss: Why brain maps need to be done with the eyes closed AND open The types of things that you can discover from a brain map report Recommendations for achieving a peak-performing brain What an EEG can tell you about your mood Why a brain map may look different based on the time of day How daylight savings time changes can affect the brain Why each brain wave frequency can provide us with different information about our brain Alpha and Beta brain wave asymmetry being indicators of depression and anxiety Brain training as an alternative to medication for depression How the brain is continuously monitoring your environment Why meditation can help keep your brain focused and optimized Supplement deficiencies and how they relate to brain health Photic entrainment and how you can use it to train your brain The harmful effects of blue light at night How just one night of poor sleep can impact brain performance How diet changes can change how the brain functions How neurofeedback training sessions can improve your anxiety and depression Why the brain loves patterns and how that relates to the challenge of forming new habits Receptors in the brain and how they can be overloaded by substance abuse How you can decrease the effects of trauma on the brain Using alpha/theta training as a way to "cheat" at meditation Connect with New Mind Technologies: Website: New Mind Academy: Youtube Channel: HERE Instagram: @newmindtech Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web] Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Listener discount code: biocurious Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20
April 22, 2020
58. Ketamine Therapy With Dr. Katelyn Kalstein
For this week's episode, we are finally taking a break from all this Covid-19 stuff to talk about a topic that I am personally fascinated in, which is the therapeutic use of psychedelics, or psychoactive drugs. Today we are talking with Dr. Katelyn Kalstein who is a naturopathic doctor that specializes in ketamine therapy. Dr. Kalstein may be familiar to ya'll because she was previously the medical director of Dave Asprey's "40 Years of Zen". On this episode, we discuss the therapeutic applications of psychedelics and how Dr. Kalstein uses ketamine to help her clients overcome mental health challenges. Dr. Katelyn Kalstein is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, with a master's in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is a certified ketamine therapist. She specializes in integrative treatments for mental illness and chronic health conditions. She started her medical career teaching meditation to executives as the medical director at 40 Years of Zen, Dave Asprey's intensive neurofeedback program in Seattle. Her special interest in the brain and mental health led her to practice ketamine therapy - a legal, safe and powerful approach to treating mental illness. On this episode we discuss: Dr. Kalstein's background and how she got into studying ketamine therapy "40 Years of Zen" and Dr. Kalstein's experience working with Dave Asprey The importance of focusing on the root causes of depression, instead of treating only symptoms Why it's important to clearly understand the side effects of antidepressants How antidepressants work by changing the chemistry of the brain, and the challenges of weaning off of them The history behind Prozac and the development of antidepressants since its conception Ketamine's evolution from it's early use, and its classification as a schedule 1 controlled substance The studies supporting the efficacy of utilizing psychedelics for the treatment of depression How prescriptions for ketamine work, and how the experience is guided and supervised Ways to determine is someone is a suitable candidate for ketamine therapy How to determine how long ketamine treatments last, frequency, and the safety concerns of home treatments How ketamine treatments can "reset" the brain and offer patients an opportunity develop new behaviors The various receptors that ketamine affects in the brain What a typical ketamine therapy session looks like Why depression can be a strategy used by the brain to deal with trauma Strategies to reprogram the subconscious mind The health benefits of maintaining quality social relationships How to find a ketamine-friendly therapist that you can trust, and questions you should ask Dr. Kalstein's morning routine, and most impactful biohacks Connect with Dr. Kalstein: Free Ketamine Guide: Website: Book a call: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web] Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Listener discount code: biocurious Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20 Untapped Mind Course:
April 14, 2020
CoVid19 Myth Busters With Dr. Mary Schmidt
In this episode we take a closer look at the Covid-19 situation to uncover the truths and myths about the virus, examine the data, and discuss the outlook on the pandemic. Our guest is Dr. Mary Schmidt, a top infectous disease and internal medicine physician who holds a master's degree in Public Health from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is the associate professor of Clinical Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Schmidt is here to share her knowledge about the virus and the emergency response efforts. We are so lucky to have her on the podcast as she is a renowned expert in emergency response and has been interviewed on several national and local media outlets about Covid-19. On this episode we discuss: Are face-masks beneficial for everyone to wear, or only specific people? What's the best material for a face-mask? Do cold temperatures kill the coronavirus? Will warm weather increase the spread of the virus? Were people infected with the virus as early as December 2019 and didn't know what it was? Did the lunar new year contribute to the spread of the virus? Is Covid-19 a bioweapon? How the virus was traced back to a particular bat population in China What the next few months could look like if states are not consistent with their stay-at-home orders The factors that are contributing to the virus spreading so quickly Why multi-family, low-income households are potentially more at risk Theories on the different mechanisms in play for how the virus operates in the body When it's the appropriate time to seek medical attention or call 911 Some positive outcomes and an expression of gratitude to essential service workers Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Listener discount code: biocurious Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20 Enroll in the Untapped Mind Course: · Connect with Dr. Schmidt: Website: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web]
April 08, 2020
CoVid19 Treatments And Pathology With Infectious Disease Dr. Sary Beidas
This week we are lucky enough to have a brilliant infection disease doctor on the podcast, Dr. Sary Beidas, to discuss the pathology and treatment options for Covid-19. So far I've really only shared information on the epidemiology and public health science aspects of the outbreak, but I haven't gone into detail on current and potential treatments (as it's not my area of expertise). I have been receiving a lot of questions about the current and potential Covid-19 treatments, so I thought it was best to have an expert inform us on these topics. Dr. Saudi Beidas, who is one of the leading infectious doctos in the U.S. was gracious enough to offer his time to provide us with the medical perspective on Covid-19. I'm very grateful for the insight he shared, as I learned a lot from this conversation and I think you will as well! Dr. Sary Beidas, MD is an infectious disease specialist in Orange Park, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Fac Med U Jordan, Amman in 1983 and specializes in infectious disease medicine. On this episode we discuss: Dr. Beidas' background and how he became involved with studying infectious diseases How Covid-19 presents itself, and how it spreads through the population Treatment methods that are currently being used and researched How Covid-19 differs from the flu Why losing your sense of taste and smell could be an early sign you have contracted Covid-19 How to measure the oxygen saturation in your lungs using a pulse oximeter Remdesivir, Zithromax, Hydroxychloroquine: their risks and potential in treating Covid-19 Why heart problems may put you at higher risk of developing more severe viral symptoms How safety issues can arise when scaling up drug or vaccine trials The correlation between smoking and a higher mortality rate from Covid-19 Why behavioral and lifestyle changes are critical to maintaining a healthy immune system The time that Covid-19 can survive on various surfaces Preventative measures you can take to keep yourself and others safe Some alternative treatments that MAY be effective for treating Covid-19 (do your own research) Why NSAID's could potentially make things worse when using as a treatment for Covid-19 Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web] Sponsors: Formula nootropics: Listener discount code: biocurious Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20
April 01, 2020
CoVid19 What You Need To Know
I've decided to share my full insights in the current CoVid19 pandemic to help offset the massive spread of misinformation and hopefully reduce some of your fears and anxieties around the outbreak. I am trained & have worked hands-on, in viral Pandemic situations exactly like this, so I have special insight into the current outbreak. It almost feels like my career was building to this moment, which is why I have to share my thoughts. My goal is to help cut through all the BS, Fake News from a source that has experience for an objective, true opinion using facts. My training, qualifications & experience: - A health Scientist with formal training in epidemiology - Vast experience in both domestic and global public health emergency response - 6 years of boots-on-the-ground experience working at CDC in emergency response and global infectious disease prevention - served multiple deployments to the Emergency Operations Center for outbreak responses including: -- the 2015 Ebola outbreak in Africa --the 2018 Ebola outbreak in Africa --the 2016 Zika outbreak in North America -Local level insight on emergency response in pandemic situations -worked to develop the Washoe County Health Department Pandemic Flu response plans for Reno and Sparks in Nevada - which will be adapted and used for the CoVid19 response. -insight on infectious disease (including virology) in terms of community transmission and preventative measures - a Bachelors of Health Ecology, - a Masters of Public Health, - I'm currently working on my PhD in Integrative Mind Body Medicine with a focus on biochemistry and neuropsychophysiology. Hopefully this indicates why I am sharing my insights... I hope you find this helpful or at least somewhat soothing. I am here for you, so please do reach out to me if you have questions or concerns and I will do my best to answer or connect you with someone who can. On this episode we discuss: -An overview of what the coronavirus is, and what is contributing to its spread -Factors that are contributing to the rapid spread -Why it's possible to be infectious without knowing it -The word "pandemic" and why it may not be as scary as it sounds Where the virus originated from -The current breakdown of stats on cases and deaths in the U.S. -Why there are likely more cases than have been reported -How the epi-curve for this virus will look different than previous notable outbreaks -Lack of standardized reporting practices and how that's leading to skewed data -Whether there is a vaccine or treatment -The importance of not getting caught up in conspiracy theories, fake news, and fear mongering -What the CDC is currently doing to keep us all safe -What the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is and how it works -The importance of staying calm and informed for emergency response efforts to be effective -The best websites to find up-to-date information and guidance -My suggestions for personal preparedness and prevention -Ways to support and boost your immune system -How to keep from getting other people sick if you are possibly contagious (and are unaware) -The best way to handle social situations to reduce risk of infection -Symptoms to look out for and what to do if they become severe -Ways to maintain a positive mindset and outlook Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web] Sponsors: The Genius Brand: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20
March 18, 2020
54. Sleep Hacking With Dr. Jay Khorsandi
Dr. Jay Khorsandi has been in the healthcare industry for almost 20 years. Along his journey he developed a fascination with sleep which has led him down the path of treating patients for snoring and sleep apnea using the most modern and innovative technologies. After struggling for years with numerous health issues he discovered biohacking which revolutionized his own health and he now shares that knowledge in his podcast called “Best Night Ever!” His show is dedicated to helping people get their best sleep by focusing on the latest research, science, innovators and technology available for human optimization. This is a 2-for-1 episode with a fellow podcaster! We talk about all the best ways to biohack your sleep, and discuss the good, bad, and ugly behind sleep research, technologies, and performance. It's ultimate sleep-hacker's guide, and if you struggle with sleep at all this episode is for you. On this episode we discuss: How the best night's sleep starts the moment you wake up Why sunlight exposure during the day is critical for circadian entrainment Blue light exposure and it's harmful effects on sleep How late night meals disrupt sleep quality Why women need to be aware of their menstrual cycle and how that relates to their sleep biohacking regime Sunglasses and why you need unfiltered sunlight into your eyes Kayla's favorite magnesium supplement for sleep The definition of biohacking, and how it really comes down to environmental control How different everyone's morning routine is, and the benefits of certain activities Why your lack of a morning routine could be skyrocketing your stress levels The technology behind sleep studies, and how home sleep studies are now an option Photobiomodulation technology for your airway and it's benefits How prevalent sleep apnea is and how age and weight impacts it's development Why playing the didgeridoo could improve your sleep quality The baseline biohacks and why they are critical before diving into technology for improving health The importance of mindset when taking on resolving health challenges The coronavirus, whether you should be concerned, and steps to protect yourself Whether you should get a flu shot, and why they may not be effective for the current flu strain Sleep hygiene biohacks (pillows, bedding, etc.) How the temperature in your room could help you sleep deeper The importance of body voltage and grounding yourself at night The benefits of tracking your sleep with a sleep tracker Why stressing about a new diet can cause more harm than good The potential damage to your biology from non-native EMF radiation Connect with Dr. Khorsandi: Instagram: @sleepbiohacker Website: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web] Sponsors: The Genius Brand: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20
March 11, 2020
53. Quantum Biomechanics With Dr. Scott Levine
Dr. Scott Levine uses ancient wisdom, science and biohacking technology to help patients heal. A chiropractor for 24 years he combines sound, color, smell, energy and many other modalities to help shift his patients from survival to thrive. He does what he calls a blank page intake, where he knows nothing about you and by tapping into the quantum field begins to unravel stressors since childhood. His purpose to heal humanity has inspired him to create other healing modalities including and In this episode, Dr. Levine teaches us how he combines quantum biology, energetics, kinesiology, and body mechanics to supercharge healing. A gifted doctor and healer, he is trained in both conventional medicine and a host of other esoteric healing methods, which he combines to provide a unique, holistic healing experience. On this episode we discuss: Dr. Levine's early history and initial experience with applied kinesiology How the power of muscle testing is in the intention of the question you are asking How he has applied his knowledge of quantum physics into his everyday practice An explanation of retained primal reflexes and how those relate to muscle testing Why muscle testing results can be impacted by belief systems and generate false positives Why probiotics should be taken at night before bed, on an empty stomach How self-love drives healthy choices, and why it's so critical Real events versus the thoughts about those events, and why your body responds the same regardless The story behind the ZeroOne logo and app The power of prayer to affect healing down to the cellular level How to use tuning forks to entrain brain frequencies for better sleep Why color and sound can shift someone into a parasympathetic (relaxed) state Dr. Levine's morning routine Why you may have to try meditating for up to an hour in order to see the most benefits Demonstration of the energy of entrainment: YouTube Video Article about Alzheimers and mice study: HERE "Your Body's Many Cries For Water" by Dr. F. Batmangehelidj: HERE Dr. Joe Dispenza: "The Biology of Belief" by Bruce Lipton: HERE Kayla's Pre-Workout Concoction: Magnesium: Prebiotic: BCAAs/Keto Genius: Ashwaganda: Sponsors: The Genius Brand: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20 Connect with Dr. Levine: Scott Levine Chiropractor: Instagram: @drscotthealer The Heal Room: ZeroOne: Instagram: @zerooneapp Connect with Kayla: Instagram: @biocurious_kayla [Web]
March 04, 2020
52. Ozone For Longevity And Healing With Dr. Frank Shallenberger
Dr. Shallenberger has been practicing medicine for 45 years, and has been using ozone in his medical practice since 1983. He has authored several indexed papers on ozone therapy and has also written “The Principles and Application of Ozone Therapy – A Practical Guideline For Physicians” and "The Ozone Miracle", both of which are available on Amazon. Perhaps his most significant contribution to medicine is his patented discovery of assessing mitochondrial function using VO2 analysis. He believes the evidence is clear that the secret to a long, healthy, and functional life is measuring and optimizing mitochondrial function. This episode is bursting with information related to ozone therapy and it's benefits. Dr. Shallenberger shares an interesting story behind his transition from working in a standard, western medical practice, to one focused on health optimization. The mechanisms behind how ozone works in the body, valuable tests to determine mitochondrial health, and strategies to keep our bodies functioning well as we age are all topics you will hear in this extremely informative podcast episode. On this episode we discuss: Dr. Shallenberger's realization early on that the standard medical advice he'd been taught wasn't effective How a gift of old medical books from Dr. Shallenberger's Dad inspired a shift in perspective regarding natural treatments Linus Pauling Biography: The definition of O2 and why oxygen has to exist in pairs and share electrons. What happens to O2 when it's passed through an ozone generator Why O3 (ozone) is a highly unstable molecule The primary applications for ozone therapy How your cells' ability to produce ozone to fight infection can be reduced Link to Dr. Shallenberger's paper on how ozone works: The immune system compartments, how they react to each other, and how that relates to ozone therapy Why an autoimmune disorder is actually an abnormal immune system response to a microbe in the body The different ways to adminster ozone therapy An explanation of ozone saunas, enemas, blood and tissue injections The series of chain reactions that occur in the body after ozone therapy is administered The NRF2 pathway, it's role with our body's antioxidant production, and how ozone activates that pathway Oxidative stress and how it relates to aging How telomeres operate, and why they don't work as well as we age Whether mindfulness practices and breathwork can affect telomere length How Dr. Shallenberger tests for mitochondrial health Why healthy mitochondria produce LESS carbon dioxide How thyroid function can affect lifespan, and the relationship between gluten and thyroid hormone production Why thyroid tests are approximately 10% accurate Whether it's possible to live in an optimal state even into old age Dr. Shallenberger's morning routine, and why having a routine is so important "Bursting with Energy" by Dr. Shallenberger: Connect with Dr. Shallenberger: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Youtube: LinkedIn: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web] Sponsors: The Genius Brand: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20
February 26, 2020
51. Biohacking Hormones With Dr. Tara Scott
Tara Scott, MD, FACOG, FAAFM, ABOIM, CNMP is a renowned hormone expert and certified regenerative and functional medicine practitioner. She first became involved with hormone and integrative medicine while practicing as an OB/GYN. Her empathy for patients experiencing hormone-related issues led her to become trained as an advanced fellow and certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The evidence-based practices she employed helped many patients conquer chronic wellness issues. She then started Revitalize Medical Group, where she serves as the Chief Medical Officer. In 2016 she obtained an additional board certification in Integrative Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Scott and I dive deep into a discussion around hormonal health (men and women), the natural lifestyle shifts that can impact hormonal balance as we age, and why "testing not guessing" is critical to achieving optimal performance. Dr. Scott was traditionally trained as an MD, and graduated medical school at the age of 23. Driven to take a more natural approach to her practice, and through working at solving her own issues with infertility, she was able to cure her own endometriosis! Dr. Scott is passionate about educating the medical community on the advances in evidence-based hormone therapy, and lectures around the community to raise awareness about wellness and hormone balance. On this episode we discuss: What drove Dr. Scott initially to focus on learning more about hormonal health The challenges of practicing integrative medicine in a corporate setting How insurance can limit your options related to self-care and prevention The concerns related to the use of exogenous hormones Why practicing a healthy lifestyle in your early years can ease your transition into menopause Natural alternatives to manage hormone levels without medication Why stress management via mindfulness practices are so important to maintain balanced hormones How each of the hormones affect health in men and women Why testosterone levels are important for women to maintain The 3 different types of estrogen A description of "MANopause" and how it relates to low testosterone in men Why it's important to monitor hormone levels - "test not guess" The importance of working with a qualified professional for hormone level analysis Why hormone replacement therapy is not always necessarily required The effect that intermittent fasting has on insulin levels The importance of consuming healthy fats and plants on a ketogenic diet What's happening to your hormones through each phase of a menstrual cycle Dr. Scott's morning routine Dr. Valter Longo and the "ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet": Headspace App: Heartmath: Dr. Joe Dispenza: "The Biology of Belief" by Bruce Lipton: Sponsors: The Genius Brand: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20 Connect with Dr. Tara Scott: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
February 19, 2020
50. The Quantum Mind With Dr. Ted Achacoso (Part 2)
I hope you all enjoyed the discussion with Dr. Ted Achacoso last week! If you’re just tuning in right now to this episode and did not listen to Part 1, please do head back to last week’s episode. Give it a listen first because it’s such an informative conversation about how to optimize health. This week’s episode will be the 2nd part of my conversation with Dr. Ted, but you’ll notice that this part is a total shift from Part 1. We dive deep into the more esoteric aspects of health and wellness…really talking about the concepts that paint the human experience. Emotions, personal perceptions, the ego-dance, mindfulness practices, enlightenment, the conscious vs. subconscious mind, and all kinds of far-out topics are discussed that I’m sure will build some new neural pathways in your own brain. I hope you guys enjoy this episode! On this episode we discuss: How a positive mindset contributes to success What happens when you practice mindfulness meditation Why the sense of self is just an illusion The neural connections created from consuming psychedelics such as psilocybin The Sam Harris app The benefits or practicing meditation without thinking about the result The distinct difference between emotions and evolutionary drives How meditation allows your brain to perceive time in a less linear fashion Quantum mechanics and the zero-point field Why free will and the ego is actually an illusion Dr. Ted's morning routine Sponsors: The Genius Brand: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20 Connect with Dr Ted: BioBalance Institute: HOMe/HOPe Associate: Health Optimization Medicine and Practice: TroScriptions Instagram: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
February 12, 2020
49. Biohacking The Metabolome With Dr Ted Achacoso (Part 1)
Dr. Ted Achacoso is the founding pioneer of "Health Optimization Medicine and Practice" which is the clinical framework of the detection and correction of imbalances at the level of the metabolome. Dr. Ted is board certified in both anti-aging medicine and nutritional medicine in Paris. He is also trained in medical informatics, medical statistics, and artificial intelligence. He was trained in pharmacology, toxicology, neurology, and he maintains a tricontinental practice in health optimization medicine. He also formulated Blue Cannatine, of the Troscriptions brand, which is one of the most sought after nootropics in the biohacking world. I am so grateful that he took the time to have this conversation and share his knowledge with all of us! As this extremely informative conversation lasted 3 hours, I have split it into two episodes so you guys can fully absorb the information that Dr. Ted shares with us. In part 1 of this episode we go into health optimization medicine and what that means from a clinical standpoint and at the individual level. We also talk about everything from balancing hormones, balancing the metabolome, epigenetics, and mental health. This is a fully jam-packed hour of learning. Make sure to tune into next week's episode, where Dr. Ted and I actually get into more of the esoteric aspects of health and medicine. We talk a lot about personal development and spiritual health. On this episode we discuss: - Why chronic diseases are just signs/symptoms of aging - How the body is made up of a number of interacting organisms - Inter-kingdom crosstalk between bacteria and human cells - organisms can directly influence our DNA - How we can use our understanding of epigentics to fine tune our environmental inputs - How our microbiota changes based on where we live - The concerns behind rising levels of mercury and cadmium in our environment - nnEMF exposure and it's influence on the microbiota - Endocrine disrupter compounds - Why it's important to get your body to a healthly baseline first, before optimizing with "fun biotech" - Why you will respond better to nootropics if your neurotransmitters are in balance - What healthy brain function and balanced neurotransmitters look like, and what to aim for before trying nootropics. - How to use correlative statistics to effectively measure your neurotransmitter levels by looking at your metabolites. - The importance of assessing your current levels of vitamins and then supplement accordingly. - Why it's important to go to your doctor visits prepared with questions, lab tests, and requests that apply to your individual needs and interests - Framing your health as your most valuable asset - Understanding that healing and balancing can take time and is not always immediate - The Horvath epigenetic clock and telomere age testing - Connect with Dr Ted: - BioBalance Institute: - HOMe/HOPe Associate: - Health Optimization Medicine and Practice: - TroScriptions Instagram: Connect with Kayla: - Instagram: - Web: Sponsors: The Genius Brand: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS Biostrap: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS20 Thrive Probiotics: Listener discount code: BIOCURIOUS
February 05, 2020
48. Season Finale - BioCurious Origins And Overcoming Addiction
The season finale of the BioCurious podcast featured yours truly, BioCurious Kayla, and my mama for an episode about the BioCurious podcast origins and my mom’s journey to heal from trauma and addiction. Episode highlights: - My cultural background and upbringing - My educational background and career path that lead to the podcast - How I became a biohacker - Family traumas passed through generations - Living with depression and anxiety - Healing from trauma - How trauma leads to addiction - What rock bottom feels like - Rising from the darkness - The road to recovery and beyond - Support systems for addiction and mental wellbeing - Biohacking brain injury - Life after addiction
January 01, 2020
47. Health Optimization Medicine With Dr. Scott Sherr
Health optimization is an emerging field of medicine that focuses on reaching peak performance by optimizing your biology. Today we are lucky enough to have Dr. Scott Sherr on the podcast to teach us about optimizing our personal health and performance. Dr. Scott is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) practitioner with a specialization in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. He’s also the cofounder of HOMe-SF, the first HOMe clinic in the United States and is also is the COO of HOMe–USA, a nonprofit company that is creating an online HOMe education for doctors and healthcare practitioners. In addition, he is one of the few Hyperbaric oxygen providers in the country that creates personalized treatment plans for patients that include HOMe as its foundation. On this episode we discuss: - what health optimization medicine is and how it differs from conventional and functional medicine - what hyperbaric oxygen therapy is and how it works - the health and healing benefits of hyperbaric oxygen - the performance and brain boosting benefits of hyperbaric oxygen - how to heal and regrow tissues quickly - ways to increase stem cell production - how to reverse aging - stacking optimization therapies for faster and more effective results - normal vs optimal levels of personal lab results - how to properly asses your metabolites - hormone optimization - how to become a certified health optimization practitioner - and why fun and play are important for health optimization Connect with Dr Scott: HOMe links: HBOT links: (CA) (NY) Instagram @drscottsherr Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
December 20, 2019
46. Health Hacking At Paleo F(x) With Keith Norris
Today we’re taking a look behind the scenes of the largest paleo platform and event in the world, Paleo f(x), with the cofounder Keith Norris who is also a former athlete, military veteran, and elite strength and conditioning specialist.  He’s also the CEO of Phoenix Equipment Group, LLC, and a founding member of ID Life, a company whose mission is health and lifestyle optimization. Keith also authors one of the top fitness and personal development blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice, and is the author of The Five T’s, the art of goal setting and continual improvement. On this episode we discuss: - how Paleo f(x) came to be - the paleo lifestyle - how the paleo diet compares to other diets - the problem with any diet - the most important aspects of health - tips for success in entrepreneurship - why willpower alone will not lead you to success - how to maximize and leverage limited willpower - balancing technology and wellness - the best health tech devices - the benefits and risks of health data - new and exciting offerings from Paleo f(x) this year - must-see’s at the 2020 Paleo f(x) show - Keith’s surprising morning routine - why critical thinking is the basis for optimal health - and a lesson we should all take from Bruce Lee! Win Paleo F(x) VIP passes: Connect with Keith: Websites and social media links: Keith’s Five Ts ebook: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
December 12, 2019
45. Keto Medicine With Eric Alber
When you hear the term keto you probably think of weight loss, but there are also many therapeutic and cognitive benefits of ketones. Today we have an amazing leader in the keto community, Eric Alber, who is a registered nurse and integrative holistic health expert. He is also a special needs parent and advocate for families with special needs children. One of Eric’s 5 daughters was born with a rare syndrome called Smith Magenis (SMS), which shifted his life and career path to finding solutions for his daughter and other families facing SMS. On this episode we discuss: - What Smith Magenis Syndrome is - How to find balance as a parent of a special needs child - Natural therapies for SMS - Biohacking cognitive disorders - Applying lifestyle medicine for epilepsy - Strategies for behavioral problems - Biohacking sleep - Exogenous ketones vs the keto diet - Therapeutic applications for ketones - Self-care for care takers - Innovative solutions for families with special needs children - Building communities for SMS families - And how to divorce yourself from expectations to live a more joyful life! To connect with Eric Instagram: Web: To learn more about SMS: Get some therapeutic ketones: Win Paleo F(x) VIP passes: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
December 06, 2019
44. Mind Your Mouth With Biological Dentist Dr. Dome
Today we are talking about holistic dentistry with Dr. Dominik Nischwitz who is a specialist in Biological Dentistry and Ceramic Implants. He is the President of the International Society of Metal-free Implantology and teaches worldwide to establish consistent biological dentistry as the next level of dentistry. His passion for optimal health, high performance, and nutrition, led him to develop the FOOD DESIGN CONCEPT, and the BONE HEALING PROTOCOL which he uses with his patients to boost the healing process. He also recently published his first book on biological dentistry that will be available in the US in early 2020. On this episode we discuss: - What biological dentistry is - The pitfalls of conventional dentistry - Everything you need to know about implants, root canals, and fillings - Why amalgam fillings are harmful to your health - Why it’s important to have a specially trained dentist remove amalgam fillings - The safe way to remove amalgam fillings - Why you should never get a root canal - Why ceramic implants are the best and safest kind - How ozone, stem cells, and good nutrition can supercharge healing - Why your mouth microbiome is just as important as your gut microbiome - What gingivitis and leaky gut have in common - The risks of having metal in your mouth - How to find a holistic or biological dentist in your area - And why managing stress is the most important biohack of all To connect with Dr. Dome Clinic: YouTube playlist biological dentistry: Instagram: Articles: Biological Dentistry Root 2 Disease  Metal removal  Food Design a. Dr. Dominik Nischwitz How to successfully place ceramic implants PODCAST: Dental Town Upcoming US seminar: THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR METALFREE IMPLANTOLOGY: His supplement company Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
November 22, 2019
43. Brain-hacking With Dr. Andrew Hill
Today’s episode is all about brain-hacking! Dr. Andrew Hill, the founder of Peak Brain Institute, teaches us how we can boost our cognitive function with neurofeedback and brain mapping! He’s a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking advocate with a PhD. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA and is best known for his mission to bring brain-hacking technology into mainstream practice. The Peak Brain Institute is community-oriented company that teaches brain-training from a fitness perspective, using EEG Neurofeedback and QEEG Brain Mapping to help people achieve their brain performance goals. On this episode we discuss: - exciting innovations in neuroscience - optimizing brain mechanics - developing the ability to deeply relax - how to easily access creativity - what brain maps can tell us - the brain and addiction - how nerurofeedback can help with recovery - healing brain injury - attaining peak brain performance - re-regulating the brain - balancing GABA and glutamate neurotransmitters - the difference between brain waves - the hypnagogic state - performance bottlenecks in the brain - how to use brain maps for self experimentation - and the morning routine that will boost your brain power! You can subscribe to the #BioCuriouspodcast on your favorite platform. And if you listen, I would if you shared a screenshot of the episode and post it on IG to share with your friends! And please tag me so I can show you some love too! 💜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Listener Promo: $249 Peak Brain Experience.  Visit: To connect with Dr. Hill [Web]: [Instagram]: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
November 15, 2019
42. Naturopathic Health Optimization With Dr. Mary Pardee
Dr. Mary Pardee is on the podcast today to talk about health optimization using naturopathic and functional medicine. Dr. Mary is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing. She’s the founder of Modrn Med, a telemedicine and virtual wellness company that provides concierge medical and health services to clients across the country from the comfort of their homes. She also just put out a sleep course with Dr. Mark Hyman that you should check out if your looking to optimize your sleep! On this episode we discuss: - the difference between naturopathic, functional and conventional medicine - how to achieve optimal health - the body’s self-healing capacity - herbal remedies - the best herbal supplements - how to avoid junk supplements - anti inflammatory herbs - anti-aging health practices - how to optimize sleep - how to optimize the gut microbiome - what fecal transplant is - how the gut is linked to all aspects of health - why many Biohackers become orthorexic - balancing your nervous system - and how to maximize your brain power! If you love this episode, please share it with your friends! And if you post it on social media, please tag me so I can show you some love too! 💜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To connect with Mary: [Web]: [Instagram]: [Facebook]: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web]
November 08, 2019
41. Functional Food And Fitness With Nic Zahasky
I’m excited to have my friend and personal athletic coach, Nic Zahasky on the podcast today to talk about functional fitness and using food as medicine. Nic is a former executive chef who cooked for elite figures such as Dave Asprey, Madeline Albright, Wailin' Jennys, and even the King and Queen of Norway. In 2011, he retired his executive chef hat to pursue a journey in emotional and physical self improvement, leading to what he calls BEING|HUMAN|OPTIMIZATION|COACHING, which is the study of self improvement through control of the environment, nutrition, and functional fitness. With new-found energy, strength and passion, Nic quickly climbed the ranks to become a top Spartan athlete! Now he focuses on bringing more awareness and accessibility to ancestral nutrition, providing in home culinary and retreat experiences centered on local farm to fork, foraged and seasonal eating aligned with genetics. On this episode we discuss: - how Nic healed from multiple brain injuries - lifestyle medicine for depression and anxiety - the issues with typical depression medications - underlying causes of depression and anxiety - using food as medicine - neurofeedback to heal from emotional and physical trauma - how to increase the nutritional profile of foods - how probiotics can impact mental health - ways to reach peak physical performance - how athletes should eat - why one-size-fits-all diets are dangerous - the best athletic performance biohacks - how to WIN your mornings - and why you might want to add hugs to your morning routine To connect with NIc: [Web]: [Instagram]: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: [Web]
November 01, 2019
40. All Or Nothing With NOA AON
Today we have NOA AON on the podcast to talk about living a lifestyle of positivity, love and pure joy! He is known around the world as the biohacking DJ who provides experiences that shake you to your core, which I can personally attest to since experiencing his total system reset in Iceland. After a successful career as an entrepreneur and professional athlete, NOA AON left it all behind to pursue his passion for helping people full time. His mission can be explained by his name - NOA means “freedom” in Hawaiian, to “love” in Japanese and “movement” in Hebrew. And AON is a palindrome for “all or nothing” which is his philosophy for life! On this episode we discuss: - The duality that we all live in - Pranic healing principals - How NOA AON arose out of complete darkness and silence - How NOA AON is changing the party culture - How to be generally awesome - The trinity: me, we, be - How to BE more - How to harness the power of breath - Frequency matching - How to activate theta brainwaves - The mantra of surrender - How to recode your monkey mind - Why thinking distracts you from your true purpose - The secret to experiencing more joy - Aligning with the highest good of all - 8 steps to living the luscious lifestyle - Setting a positive keynote for the day - And the question you should ask yourself every morning To connect with NOA AON: [Web]: [Facebook]: NOA|AON [Instagram]: @Noaaonofficial [Spotify]: NOA|AON [YouTube]: NOA|AON [SoundCloud]: NOA|AON Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: NOA AON’s free resources: UNRELEASED CLASS RECORDING FOR YOU AT HOME: Preview of the luscious lifestyle: Try a 30 day Journey:  * Start with Morning Routine  * Journal and set intentions. * Plug into group of people that support you. Morning Routine:  * As soon as you wake up do 3-4 rounds of retention breathing. (30-40 inhales, hold on exhale, inhale again for 10-15 sec) 4th round can be on hold and squeeze.  * Cold Shower always start and end cold. Stay until you feel comfortable. (do warm up exercises before and after) Shake the shivers and stay relaxed in control of your breath.  * End with 5-10 min meditation simply observing breathe, silence behind noise, body awareness - At the end what are you grateful for and how do you want your day to look like.  * Water with Lemon and then Bulletproof Coffee or Tea Meditation:  1. Pay attention to your breathe on each exhale slow it down as much as you can.  2. Pay attention to your body awareness s and feel it expand. (you can start with your hands)  3. Pay attention to the silence behind noice and go deeper and deeper into subtle, slow "ocean" like realms.  4. Bonus pay attention to light (flicker or beam) from your forehead.  If using mantras, the most effective I found the universal truths:  Inhale "I" Exhale "Essence". (repeat as needed feel response in your body.  Another one Inhale "I AM" Exhale "Pure Love", Inhale "I am" Exhale "Infinite", Inhale "I am" Exhale "Eternal".  System Reset:  Tap into the waters in your body. "system" (your body) "reset":  And say: 1. Perfect Health NOW 2. Perfect Balance NOW 3. Perfect Weight NOW 4. Perfect Image NOW .......You make it your own. 
October 24, 2019
39. Subconscious Healing With Cassondra Jackson
Today’s episode is all about healing through the subconscious mind, which is, as you know, one of my favorite topics! I’m so excited to have one of my good friends, Cassondra Jackson on the podcast today who is the co-founder of Blue Lotus Wellness Center in Atlanta and has been practicing as a licensed counselor for over 10 years. In addition she’s formally trained in shamanism and hypnosis, which she applies in her integrated mind-body practice. Like me, she’s working toward her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine, specializing in Integrative Mental Health, and regularly advocates for the mental, physical, and spiritual growth of all humans. On this episode we discuss: - Different forms of energy medicine and healing techniques - Why looking for the beauty in everything will support your health - What shamanism is and different cultural practices of shamanism - What a shamanic journey is - Cassondra’s first shamanic journey - The science of hypnosis and how it works - How hypnosis is used for healing - What a hypnosis session is like - How to harness the subconscious mind to get what you want - Why hypnosis can work better than traditional talk therapy for some - What hypnobirthing is - How changing your perception will change your life - And the secret power that we all have access to! - To connect with Cassondra: On Instagram: On the web: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective:
October 18, 2019
38. Tackling Toxins With Dr. Anthony Jay
Today’s episode is all about epigenetics with Dr. Anthony Jay, a Mayo Clinic Scientist who researches stem cells, epigenetics, and infrared light. He’s also the bestselling author of Estrogeneration and he’s here today to teach us all about toxins - how they impact our health, why we can’t avoid them, and what to do about it. On this episode we discuss: - How DNA, the environment, and health are linked - How to use DNA to make healthier choices - Common genetic mutations and how they affect your health - Why you should analyze your children’s DNA - The multi-generational effects of toxins - Hidden toxins in your home - How toxins cause infertility - Scary ingredients in your personal care products - Why you should eliminate all artificial fragrance - Why “BPA-free” and “organic” don’t mean safe - How to create a toxin free home - Where to buy toxin free foods and products - The best way to detox - How to repurpose your 23 & me data to improve your health To connect with Anthony: On Instagram: His website: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
October 11, 2019
37. Icelandic Transformation Part 2
Welcome to part two of this special edition of the BioCurious podcast that chronicles the iceland experience through conversations on the road. Of you missed part one, stop here and check that episode out first! ✨ Part two begins with a comprehensive discussion about mitochondria. This is your complete guide to mitochondrial health from global experts! You’ll hear the perspectives of 5 biohackers from 4 countries on how to optimize your mitochondria. Shawn Wells and Kirsten Flanagan that you heard on last week’s episode, plus Dr. Elana Gross from Switzerland and Dr. Evguenia Alechine from Argentina join me in talking all things mitochondria! And at the end of this episode you’ll hear a super raw personal reflection that I recorded on my last day in Iceland. Highlights from this episode: - Why mitochondria matter - Lifestyle factors for mitochondrial health - Using food and exercise to optimize mitochondria - Top supplements to support mitochondrial health - How to activate mitochondrial biogenesis - The importance of brown fat - The role of iron and oxygen for optimal health - Why toxins, like heavy metals harm your mitochondria - The lessons I learned in iceland - And some exciting changes to come! To connect with Shawn Wells: Kirsten Flan: Elana Gross: Evguenia Alechine: Live Beyond Global: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Website:
October 04, 2019
36. Icelandic Transformation Part 1
Today’s episode is part one of a special two part series from my transformative trip to iceland! Earlier this year, I partnered with an awesome company called Live Beyond Global to plan a special biohacking experience in Iceland! I knew that iceland would be beautiful and that it would be so fun teaching biohacking workshops in such a beautiful setting, but I didn’t expect to be the one walking away with a complete transformation! This two part special edition of the BioCurious podcast chronicles the iceland experience through conversations on the road in Iceland. Part One begins with a recording of an exercise lead by Felipe the co-founder of Live Beyond Global to reflect on our time together in iceland and the rest of the episode takes place on a road trip across iceland after the first week with the Live Beyond group. Shawn Wells - the world’s greatest formulation scientist, and Kirsten Flanagan - a brilliant South African biohacker, join me in recapping the iceland experience and the lessons we learned together. Highlights from our discussion: - Wim Hof with the Icelandic record holder - Total System Reset with Pavel Stuchlik - Transformative breathwork - Lots of dancing, crying, hugging - Being free from judgement - True connection - The best biohacking supplements - Primal eating with Nic Zahaski - Mastering your mindset - And the most profound biohack that has changed all of our lives! Part two comes out next week and includes a deep dive on mitochondrial health and I share some details about my personal transformation. I also have some exciting news at the end of the episode, so be sure to tune in for part two! To connect with Shawn Wells: Kirsten Flan: NOA AON - Pavel Stuchlik: Nick Zahasky: Live Beyond Global: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Website:
September 27, 2019
35. Activate Your Inner Pharmacy With Niraj Naik
Today we’re talking about the power of breath with Niraj Naik who is pharmacist turned holistic health and breathwork expert. Having cured himself from Ulcerative Colitis, Niraj now helps others restore their health and improve quality of life through holistic practices and lifestyle changes. He’s also a professional musician and has produced music that is used in wellness centers internationally. Niraj is the founder of SOMA Breath, which is an innovative global breathwork movement taking the world by storm. He’s a Mindvalley and Hay House author, creator of the world’s most viral infographic, a serial entrepreneur, and one of the world’s most sought after spiritual ceremony facilitators. On this episode we discuss: - foundations of pranayama breath work - how to activate your inner pharmacy using only the breath - aligning inner biology with the outer world - changing your physiology for healing - which breath practices work for specific diseases and health issues - how to consciously control your autonomic nervous system - anti-inflammatory breath - why medication is unintelligent - how to use rhythmic breathing to reach homeostasis - simple breath techniques to try now - intermittent hypoxia - what, why and how - the harmful effects of fear - how to improve athletic performance - how to optimize your CO2 and O2 levels - how to kill bacteria by breathing - shifting global perspectives about health - what SOMA breathwork is and why it’s so powerful - the question you should ask yourself every morning to prevent disease Make sure to bring your notepad for this one cause you’re about to get blasted with some epic knowledge! To connect with Niraj: On Instagram: And SOMA on IG: To check out SOMA Breath: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective:
September 12, 2019
34. Holistic Healing With Dr. Sarah Druckman
Today we are talking about holistic healing with Dr. Sarah Druckman who is chiropractor and the owner of a holistic wellness center called The Alpharetta Wellness Collective. Her center employs an all-systems approach to healing, incorporating nutrition and lifestyle medicine, soft tissue work, taping, cupping, cold laser, essential oils and more to allow the body to thrive on multiple levels. Dr. Druckman also practices equine chiropractic on animals, which provides surprising insights into the challenges of human healing. On this episode we discuss: - integrative and complementary healing modalities - the metaphysical aspects of health - how to optimize the nervous system - the chemical, physical and emotional aspects of wellness - how the mind effects physical health - the mind-body connection - whole person health care - proper body mechanics - how to tap into the innate wisdom of your body - how to become a more efficient runner - how taping works to create new neural pathways - how to deprogram bad habits - changes in human evolution - the ancient practice of cupping - how cupping detoxes the body and improves energy flow - what a herxheimer reaction is - what we can learn about healing from animals - And the number one activity that will revolutionize your morning routine - this one will surprise you! To connect with Sarah: On Instagram: Her website: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Website:
September 06, 2019
33. Psychophysiology With Dr. Jay Wiles
Today I’m talking with Dr. Jay Wiles who is a clinical health psychologist with specialized training in nutritional psychology, biofeedback, health behavior coaching, health assessment, and complementary and integrative health. He also works as a health consultant for individuals and companies in teaching skills for optimizing mental and cognitive well-being. Dr. Wiles is also the co-host of the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast and has a strong interest in the interconnection between ancestral approaches to health and better living through science.  On this episode we discuss: - innovations in applied psychophysiology - the link between food and psychological well-being - the epigenetic side of nutrition - how to use food as medicine - why diets don’t work - the importance of mind flexibility - natural pain relief methods - exciting new integrative health modalities - how to use biofeedback to optimize your health - how to put your health data into action - DIY biofeedback methods - the best wearables for self experimentation - the benefits of heart rate variability training - how to improve your HRV - and the most important aspect of health to work on first! To connect with Jay: On Instagram: The Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast: His website: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
August 29, 2019
32. Beauty Science With Dr. Elsa Jungman
Today we’re talking about beauty science with my favorite skin health expert, Dr. Elsa Jungman, who got her Ph.D. in Skin Pharmacology. Elsa began her career in skin care working in R&D for L’Oréal in Paris and now she owns a clean skin care brand called Elsi. She is my go-to expert on the skin microbiome and she has helped me to overcome my own skin sensitivities. On this episode we discuss: - the link between skin and mental health - environmental factors for skin health - the link between hormones and beauty - why over 50% of the US population has a skin disorder - what a healthy skin microbiome looks like - how to stop overgrowth of bad skin bacteria and promote good bacteria - why you might want to stop using soap - why less is better when it comes to skin products - behind the scenes of beauty tech - new findings in skin research - the best basic skin care routine - the most common misconceptions about skin care and skin products - what to look out for in your products - how to get and maintain youthful, glowing skin from the inside out! To connect with Elsa: On Instagram: To check out her skin care products: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
August 22, 2019
31. Mindfulness Matters With Neil Seligman
Today’s episode is about one of my favorite biohacking topics - mindfulness! Leading international mindfulness expert, Neil Seligman is here today to teach us about mindfulness meditation, resilience, and corporate wellbeing. Neil is the Founder of The Conscious Professional and the Author of Conscious Leadership and 100 Mindfulness Meditations. As a world-class speaker, he also tours the UK, Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America speaking at conferences and events. The Conscious Professional’s client list includes global blue-chip firms such as Netflix, Accenture, DLA Piper, Warner Brothers, and RBS. Neil’s work is driven by his passion to witness the unfolding of human potential, and the pursuit of excellence. On this episode we discuss: - what mindfulness really means - the sci-fi aspects of meditation - how to become a conscious professional - why human systems require mindfulness to thrive - how to begin a mindfulness practice - using mindfulness triggers - the benefits of conscious breath - the brain-boosting benefits of mindfulness - why forgiveness is important for wellbeing - the difference between mindfulness and traditional meditation - how to cultivate a positive mindset - how chronic activity can lead to chronic disease - and how we can all benefit from creating little spaces of quiet each day To connect with Neil: On Instagram: His conscious professional program: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
August 16, 2019
30. Emotional Intelligence With Dr. Anna Kress
Today’s episode is about emotional intelligence and Dr Anna Kress is here to teach us about biohacking our emotional health! Dr. Kress is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience in psychotherapy. She completed her training as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University and is now in private practice in Princeton, NJ providing therapy for young adults who struggle with anxiety and depression. She also teaches on emotional wellness and manifesting goals. Her work has been quoted and featured in a variety of media, including Cosmopolitan, SUCCESS, Girlboss, Teen Vogue, Yoga Journal, Shape, Parents, and Women’s Health.   On this episode we discuss: - the difference between the emotional mind and the rational mind - what the wise mind is and how to achieve it - why you should label your emotions - being emotionally hijacked and how to bounce back from it - what urge surfing is - the difference between being smart and being emotional intelligent - how mirror neurons work in emotional regulation - Interesting applications of the polyvagal theory - how to up and down regulate emotional states - skills to help manage intense emotions - how probiotics can help you regulate emotions - how the gut microbiome is linked to mental health - how to use emotions to manifest - the power of self compassion - and how to wake up in a good mood every day! To connect with Dr. Kress: On Instagram: On the web: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
August 09, 2019
29. Health Optimization With Tim Gray
Today’s episode is all about health optimization and I’m speaking with a world renowned leader in this space, Tim Gray, who is a dedicated health optimizing Biohacker, a psychology specialist, is the founder of the Biohacker London Meetup group and London’s first private Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic, and he is the Founder CEO of the Health Optimisation Summit happening in London this year! Tim is known as the “UK’s leading biohacker” due to his vast knowledge and network in the global health space. Tim is also well known for his detailed tracking of more than 35+ biomarkers per day and advises many well-known influencers, doctors & specialists in the health and wellness space about health hacking. On this episode we discuss: - what health optimization means - hyperbaric oxygen therapy - how to supercharge the healing process - using technology to mimic nature - affordable alternatives for expensive biohacks - the five fundamentals of health - how optimizing cellular health will make diet obsolete - healthy body composition - biohacking hormones - how to improve hydration and sleep + why these two things are essential for optimal health - the all-star lineup at the HO Summit and what to expect at the event Plus, if you’re going to the event, Tim has offered a special 20% discount to the BioCurious listeners using code “biocuriouskayla” To connect with Tim: On Instagram: Health Optimisation Summit: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
August 02, 2019
28. Primal Hacking With Thaddeus Owen
Today we are taking waaaay back - all the way back to our ancestral roots - to talk about Primal Hacking with Thaddeus Owen who is also well known in the biohacking world as “the Primal Hacker”. Since childhood Thaddeus has been an outdoor enthusiast - loving to fish and camp. As an adult, he spent a decade spent developing pharmaceutical products, but hated the idea of putting toxic chemicals into medicines. So he pivoted and engineered a successful work from home assignment applying Tim Ferriss’s 4 Hour Workweek to incorporate more movement, nature and sunshine into his work environment. With a master's degree in Holistic Nutrition ya and a deep understanding of the healing power of nature, Thaddeus was able to heal his anxiety, lower his blood pressure and fix his sleeplessness using biohacking, PrimalHacking, and Qigong. He is also a certified high performance Coach from the first-ever class of what used to be called Bulletproof Coaching. On this episode we discuss: - how to live an above average life - the balance between nature and tech - leaning into our biological design - important things to know before diving into biohacking - how biohacking can stress us out - how the modern world weakens our biology and our minds and what we can do about it - the truth about mind > matter - silent killers lurking in your home - the warning you probably ignored in your smart phone - how electromagnetic fields effect our biology - easy ways to mitigate EMF radiation - nature’s vaccine for cancer - the basics of circadian biology - and the very special window of sunlight that can give you super human powers! To connect with Thaddeus: On Instagram: Primal Hacker: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
July 25, 2019
27. Hybrid Athleticism With Kris Gethin
Today’s episode is all about biohacking athletic performance! I’m super excited for this episode because I got to pick the brain of a world renowned body builder AND endurance athlete, Kris Gethin who is the founder of Dramatic Transformation Principal training method, the Director and Co-founder of Gethin Gyms, the main male Spokesmodel of, and the CEO of the supplement brand Kaged Muscle. Not only has Kris broken records and inspired millions with his body building achievements, but he has also defied the odds (and physics) to become a top Iron Man athlete as well! On this episode we discuss: - Hybrid athleticism - The benefits of daily cardio for all athletes - The importance of strength, stability, mobility, and flexibility - The best shoes for proper body mechanics - How to “turn on” your feet - The ridiculous amount of food that a body building iron man has to eat - The best supplements to build muscle and endurance - How to maintain muscle mass while training for an endurance race - Benefits of probiotic loading - The best pre race biohacks - Why endurance athletes should be fat adapted - Why mental strength is more important than physical strength for athletic performance - The concept of discipline > motivation - The nuances of modern medicine and the need for instant gratification - And why knowledge without mileage is bullshit To connect with Kris: On Instagram: His podcast: His new book: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
July 19, 2019
26. Personalized Vitamins With Tye Jensen
On today’s episode of the BioCurious podcast we are discussing personalized approaches for health optimization with Tye Jensen who is a well known leader in the field of health and wellness, and a successful entrepreneur in the health sector. Tye is originally trained in the biological sciences, but decided to forgo traditional medical school to found multiple startups in the health and nutrition sectors. Currently, he operates ‪‬ which is a bulk almond butter company, and is the Head of Business Development at Rootine Vitamins, a consumer biotech company specializing in nutrigenetics and personalized vitamins. On this episode we discuss: - The most important foundational pillars of health - If the “magic pill” really exists - Foundational biohacks to try before investing money in advanced biotech - Personalizing vitamins based on DNA, lifestyle, and blood nutrient levels - Most common genetic mutations that cause micronutrient imbalances - How to repurpose your 23 and Me data to better understand your heath status and needs + best DNA analysis software to use - Why the nature vs. nurture debate is outdated - The most effective ways to improve sleep - And how terms like “biohacking” are being misused for marketing There’s a TON of great info in this episode, so you might want to take notes! And if you want to learn more about the genetic variants discussed in this episode, please reach out! Tye has a plethora of great resources and visuals that explain the details that he would be happy to share! Also, if you’d like to try Routine Vitamins you can use the code “BIOCURIOUS” for 10% off! To connect with Tye: On Instagram: Routine Vitamins: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: WB Collective: Iceland Biohacking Trip:
July 12, 2019
25. Biohacking Climate Change With Dr. Evguenia Alechine
Today I’m speaking with a brilliant scientist Evguenia Alechine from Argentina who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a knack for sharing knowledge about health optimization and wellbeing. She’s also a biohacker, digital nomad, and holistic yoga and acroyoga teacher. Today we’re talking about her current research focus, which is climate change. She’s part of a global leadership program called Homeward Bound for women in STEM that aims to change our paradigms around climate change.  On this episode you’ll learn:  How the first gen biohackers used to do it -before it was called biohacking... Behind the scenes of Selfhacked and the science team that writes their content... How a group of women in STEM are working together to move the needle on climate change... How each of us can make sustainable change for our planet... Why current climate paradigms need to change drastically... The small things that everyone should be doing to help protect our planet... Cool innovations in science that could save the planet... The link between climate change, heath and wellness, and biohacking... How Costa Rica is leading the climate change efforts globally... Where to find information about the efforts happening around climate change and how to get involved... The four questions you can ask yourself that will completely shift your perspective... And how biohacking, leadership, entrepreneurship, and activism all start with personal awareness...  Connect with Evguenia:  Instagram:  Web:  Connect with Kayla:  Instagram:  WB Collective:  Iceland Biohacking Trip:
June 28, 2019
24. Beyond The Biohacker’s Handbook With Dr. Olli Sovijärvi
Todays episode is all about holistic health and performance optimization. I’m speaking with one of the authors of the biohacking handbook, Dr Olli Sovijärvi who is one of the pioneers of holistic medicine in Finland. During his career in medicine Dr Sovijärvi worked in primary care, emergency care, and since 2013 at a private clinic that specializes in nutrition and holistic health care. His primary focus now is preventive health and wellbeing. He also teaches on the topics of biohacking, performance optimization, nutrition and gut health. On this episode you will hear: How the Biohacking handbook was created and how the authors determined what to include in it... The difference between anecdotal evidence and quantifiable evidence and why both have value... The importance of esoteric health topics... How you can be your own health advocate by building your personal evidence base... How to determine the credibility of new health innovations that haven’t been heavily researched... The fundamental biohacks that everyone should practice... Why mitochondria are the key to becoming a high performance human and for treating diseases like MS and autoimmunity... Why lifting weights is good for your brain... How REM and deep sleep affect your health... The most effective ways to biohack more REM and deep sleep... The benefits of full body vibration... The best biohacks to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and get into a relaxed state... The most cost effective biohacks... The best free biohacks that anyone can do... The morning elixir recipe that will give you superpowers... The best fat coffee recipe for sustained energy, balanced blood sugar and brain support... Why you shouldn’t take the advice of influencers... And the biohacking even that you can’t miss! Resources: Connect with Olli: Get a copy of the handbook: Attend the Biohacker’s Summit: Deep sleep article: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: Women’s Biohacking Collective: BioCurious Website:
June 21, 2019
23. Biohacking Diabetes And Obesity With Dr. Aastha Kalra
If you or a loved one have type 2 diabetes and are on insulin, or if you struggle with weight, this episode will be really helpful! And please share it with your friends who might benefit from the information. Today were about biohacking diabetes and obesity with Dr. Aastha Kalra who specializes in obesity medicine and metabolic healthcare. Shes board certified in internal medicine and the physician founder of Weight Zero MD, which focuses on “diabetes reversal.” Dr Kalra implicates sugar as the number one culprit driving the obesity epidemic, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. On this episode you will hear: What lifestyle medicine is and how it can be used to treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease... How preventative medicine works... What diabetes reversal is... How to reverse type 2 diabetes naturally without medication... The most effective treatment for diabetes and obesity reversal... Why fasting is key... How glucose metabolism works... What insulin resistance is and what causes it... Why insulin is typically prescribed for diabetes treatment... Why insulin is not the appropriate treatment for diabetes... How insulin causes fat storage... Why it’s important to pay attention to the glycemic index of foods... The difference between simple and complex carbs for glucose metabolism... Why people with insulin resistance need to avoid all carbs, including complex carbs... The easiest and most effective protocol for intermittent fasting... Why snacking is unhealthy... Issues with hormonal imbalance and IF... The additional health benefits of IF... Why a low carb/ketogenic diet should be paired with fasting... The key nutritional factor responsible for the obesity and diabetes epidemic... The three foods that we should all avoid... The difference between medical treatment and true health care...
June 14, 2019
22. Functional Neurology With Dr. Harcourt - Part 2: Brain Injury
This is part 2 of a two part series on functional neurology with Dr. Adam Harcourt (DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABVR) who is the owner of Imagine X Functional Neurology, located in Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Harcourt has developed cutting edge Migraine and Concussion treatment programs and has become the go-to doctor for these conditions attracting patients from around the world! His book called “mastering migraine” details his functional approach to migraine diagnosis and treatment. On part 2 of this two part episode you will learn about functional diagnosis and recovery process for brain injury and why it’s more effective than the typical western medicine approach.... Why post traumatic headache is often misdiagnosed... How to properly diagnose post concussion syndrome and why it’s important to catch it early... Why rest is not the best advice post concussion... What you should do after a concussion... Why you need to be assessed before going back to full intensity activity... The best sideline assessments for concussion that anyone can do... Why many NFL players have long term adverse outcomes from concussion... How the NFL is improving their gear and concussion diagnosis protocol... The best treatment for someone with an old concussion who is still experiencing symptoms... Effective therapies to reverse severe symptoms and even regress Alzheimer’s... Why each brain injury case requires a different treatment approach... How to self-treat brain fog... The most common reasons why people experience brain fog... How to naturally improve your memory... Why your balance might be impeding your memory... How diet plays a major role in brain injury and migraine treatment... Why daily habits are more important than anything done in your doctor’s office... Why lifestyle medicine is necessary for most common diseases modern society... How modern medical technology is both saving us and killing us at the same time... The key to overall health, wellness, performance, productivity that might surprise you... If you missed part 1 of this two part series on functional neurology, make sure to go back an listen to last week’s episode which was about the pathophysiology, diagnosis and functional treatment of migraine.
June 07, 2019
21. Functional Neurology With Dr. Harcourt - Part 1: Migraine
This is part 1 of a two part series on functional neurology with Dr. Adam Harcourt (DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABVR) who is the owner of Imagine X Functional Neurology, located in Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Harcourt has developed cutting edge Migraine and Concussion treatment programs and has become the go-to doctor for these conditions attracting patients from around the world! His book called “mastering migraine” details his functional approach to migraine diagnosis and treatment. On part 1 of this two part episode you will learn about the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options for migraine, as well as: The unique conditions that functional neurology can effectively treat... The neurological link between migraine and MS... Common symptoms of migraine and the problem with medications to treatment... The major misunderstanding of migraine that leads to the mistreatment... Why many migraine sufferers get worse over time... The difference between migraine and other types of headaches... Why genetics AND epigenetics are important in determining the root cause of migraine... Why ionic dysfunction of the neurons can cause migraine and how to improve it... Which areas of the brain tend to be dysfunctional in migraine sufferers... Why you need to know both the location of brain dysfunction and your triggers... Why MRIs aren’t very useful in diagnosis... How to identify where the brain dysfunction is... Common trigger foods... The most common lifestyle mistakes that people with migraine make... Specific brain training exercises that can help prevent migraine... What the migraine threshold concept is and how it can revolutionize your migraine treatment... Why a holistic approach is best for migraine - starting with prevention, then using medicine for symptoms as needed, and as a last resort, invasive treatments like surgery... This part 1 of the two part episode is jam packed with a ton of useful info for migraine sufferers, so get your out your pen and paper and also make sure to tune in next week to learn about brain injury and functional diagnosis and treatment for concussion.
May 31, 2019
20. Transhumanism - The Intersection Of Man And Machine With Zoltan Istvan
Ever wonder what transhumanism is? If so, you’re in for a treat because the world’s foremost transhumanist leader is here today to talk about this fascinating field of science. Zoltan Istvan is widely recognized for helping spearhead the modern-day transhumanist movement, which advocates for using radical science to improve and evolve the human being. From National Geographic writer, to real estate mogul, to best selling author of “The Transhumanist Wager” and then running for President in 2016, he has had a fascinating career and I’m so grateful to have him here today to share his story with us. On this episode you will hear: How to transhumanism is upgrading the human experience... The science behind life extension... Why death is NOT imminent... How genetic editing, bionic organs, and new medicines are changing human norms... How transhumanist science can stop the biological clock of women... The revolutionary applications of stem cell science... New advancements in bionic organ technology... How cyborg parts can revolutionize athletic performance... Current athletic performance experiments that could change the Olympics forever... How we can overcome access issues with medical technologies... How our current medical system is stunting medical advancement... The politics of American medicine... Top biohacks for longevity... How genetic innovation has made the fountain of youth a reality... The discovery of the fountain of youth in pill form... How our society and the current medical system is working against our heath... How religion interfaces with transhumanism... How podcasts will eventually be recorded using nothing but our brains... YES, YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT! The difference between transhumanist science and the social movement... Why the transhumanist social movement aims to classify aging as a disease... How genetic editing and AI will revolutionize modern medicine... How transhumanism could be the solution to all human diseases... The commonalities between transhumanism and other social movements... And the key for optimal health and wellness!
May 24, 2019
19. The Worlds Most Powerful Superfood With Catharine Arnston
Today we are talking about a facinating and incredibly powerful superfood - algea! Founder, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of ENERGYbits, Catharine Arnston, is here today to teach us all about the power of algea - more commonly known as spirulina and chlorella. On this episode you will learn about: The benefits of an alkaline diet... The importance of plant based nutrition... Why algea is the miracle of foods... Why it’s the only supplement backed by the UN and NASA... How algea can heal disease and illness... How algea is farmed and how the farming industry is changing... Why algea is the most sustainable and eco-friendly crop in the world... The implications of water source on crops... The surprising, lesser known uses for algea... The reason why this miracle food is still largely undiscovered... An inside look at the supplement industry and the challenges of entrepreneurship... How algea could be a solution to hunger and malnutrition... Why algea is amazing for vegans who want to follow the keto lifestyle... How spirulina can boost brain function... How endurance athletes can enhance their performance using spirulina and chlorella... Why it’s important to get a compete amino profile from your food... How chlorella helps with recovery... Why chlorella is amazing for detox and a better choice than charcoal... Why most chlorella is contaminated with lead... The best time of day to take algea... Why people in Japan only take chlorella and no other supplements... How to check the quality of your algea supplements... The problem with most widely available supplements... How the modern farming industry has created a need for supplements... Why algea is ideal for supporting intermittent fasting and ketosis...
May 17, 2019
17. Yogi Entrepreneurship With Mary Ochsner
Today we have an amazing yoga expert on the pod, Mary Ochsner who is not only a yoga instructor but a successful entrepreneur who has taken her passion to make yoga accessible to everyone and built it into a very successful online business. She is on the podcast today to share her yogi wisdom and journey in entrepreneurship! On this episode you will learn: The importance of the mind-body connection in optimizing health and wellness; how mindfulness, breath and motion can be a powerful stress busting combination; why it’s so important to move intentionally, even if it’s just a couple of moves per day; how to simplify and maximize your yoga practice; the best way to begin a yoga practice; how to get the full benefits from yoga practice; how to purposefully experience each pose; how dedicated yoga practice can translate into useful skills for every day life; how yoga can improve resilience and boost longevity; the physiological benefits of increased self awareness, self compassion and self reflection; how to overcome physical and mental limitations; how Mary was able to leave the corporate world and do what she loved full time; how to align your work with your purpose; tangible tips for entrepreneurship; the biggest mistake that most entrepreneurs make; how to reach a state of flow and ease in your business; when to accept business advice and when not to; and how to start your day with purpose!
May 03, 2019
16. Evolutionary Lifestyle With Dave Florence
On today's episode we have Dave Florence, also known as the Evolution of Dave on his educational YouTube channel and Instagram. Dave is a digital entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to learning and teaching others how to live a happy, healthy and successful life. Focusing on 3 key elements: mental health, physical health and financial well-being. More specifically, he specializes in the Wim Hof method and other health optimization biohacks. On today's episode you will learn: About the shocking event catapulted Dave into his evolutionary journey; how in one year Dave completely transformed his life from a rock bottom to being at the top of his game physically, mentally, emotionally and financially; how Wim Hof and YouTube contributed to his transformation; what the Wim Hof Method is; the physiological benefits of power breathing and cold thermogenesis; how these practices boost immunity; the energetic benefits of the Wim Hof method; the risks involved in practicing the Wim Hof method; how he biohacked his mind; why challenging self limiting beliefs is key for optimal wellness; how you can control your physiology through mindset; why discipline may be the most impactful aspect of biohacking; and why you should take a selective approach to your biohacking routine.
May 01, 2019
15. Conscious Healing With Dr. Crystal Jones
Today we have Dr. Crystal Jones on the podcast who is a personal mentor of mine and such an inspiration for women everywhere! Dr. Jones spent 15 years working in clinical practice, specializing chiropractic, reiki, energy medicine, yoga, and birth and death doula work. Now she focuses her energy towards evoking conscious conversations, advocacy and boundaries that do not subscribe to the idea that people need to be “fixed”. On today’s episode you will learn about the connection between emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health; how the body can heal Itself; what medical school curriculum is missing; what healing centered care is; about the truth of the lived experience; why everyone is perfect whole and complete as they are; why lived experiences are just as important as other aspects of health; why operating from a state of lack could be blocking your happiness; how brokenness originates in childhood and how it can be passed through generations if left unhealed; how to become validated in your truth; how to biohack self awareness; steps to reconnect to yourself; why knowing your power is a crucial step in taking ownership of your health and wellness; what true wellness is; why you need to feel your feelings all the way through; how to shift your consciousness and change your narrative; what collaborative healing looks like; and why the present moment is the only thing that matters!
April 26, 2019
14. Healing & Performance Tips From Pro BMX Athlete Josh Perry
Today my friend Josh Perry is on the podcast to share his biohacked healing journey and top health tips! Josh is a former professional BMX athlete, motivational speaker, and certified holistic health coach who is fighting 4 brain tumors, which led him on a path to researching brain health, performance, and longevity. On today’s episode you will learn: How josh stopped the growth of his brain tumors using the ketogenic diet; how to combine epigenetics, brain training and other holistic health practices to optimize health and performance; how these practices can be applied to other health issues like seizures and diabetes; why mindset is a critical component of healing; how to erase limiting subconscious programming; why removing the goal may actually lead you to successfully reach the goal; what a morning manifesto is and how to create one; how you can re-wire your brain by doing new things; why you might want to start brushing your teeth with the opposite hand; why brain health should always come first; why what you think you want isn’t actually what you really want; how to biohack your sleep; how to biohack your workout routine; why supplements are not the end-all-be-all biohack; and how to prime your body and brain for a successful day!
April 19, 2019
13. Energy Healing With Natalie Biniasz
Today’s episode is all about energy healing and Natalie Biniasz is here to teach us how energy plays a role in everything we do. Natalie is an amazing energy healer who combines her energetic gifts with yoga, meditation, interpersonal psychology, the enneagram, pranic healing, and astrology to help her clients break down barriers and unlock their true potential. On this episode your will learn: what pranic healing is; why clean energy is key for healing; how different breathing techniques produce different types of energy; what shake therapy is; how dogs clear negative energies; why the “joy jig” is the best way to start your day; simple practices you can use to clear negative energy; how to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain with breath; how to use meditation to tap into your yin energy; the incorrect way to meditate; the science of astrology and how you can use collective energy it to make more informed decisions; how to biohack self awareness using astrology; and how just 5 minutes a day for 21 days can radically change your life!
April 12, 2019
12. Biohacking Blindness With Victor Mifsud
Can you biohack blindness? On today’s episode you’ll find out the answer to this question and so many others! Victor Mifsud - an optimal health coach, citizen scientist, motivational speaker, and documentary filmmaker - shares his journey to restore his sight through biohacking. In his most recent documentary, called My Neuroplastic Adventure. Victor chronicles his healing experiences. From the cutting edge of neuroscience to the most ancient forms of tribal healing, he’s worked with world renowned physicians and scientists to biohack his vision. On this episode you’ll learn: about Retinitis Pigmentosa and holistic optometry; how going blind, actually taught Victor to really “see” the world; how he harnessed the science of neuroplasticity to change his brain; how he biohacked anxiety, depression, and autoimmunity; the book that changed his life; the power of the subconscious mind; how trauma effects the brain; the exercises that improved his vision; why your eye prescription might be harming your eye sight; how eye movement plays a roll in healing; how emotions effect eye sight; the link between ancestral post traumatic stress and epigenetics; why light environment is so important; and why watching the sun rise is more than just a beautiful sight to see! I’m so excited for you to listen because this episode is truely eye opening!
April 05, 2019
11. Metabolism Biohacks With Megan Kober
Do you want to learn how to biohack your metabolism to burn more fat, boost your energy, and feel great? If so, this episode is for you! My good friend and functional nutrition expert, Megan Kober, shares her simple and highly effective nutrition tips and tricks! Her mantra is “eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard”. On this episode we discuss: the harmful effects of yo-yo dieting to your metabolism; how to boost your metabolism without starving yourself; the best ways to stop sugar cravings, sleep better and boost mood; how to eliminate anxiety around food; why you need to heal your mind before you can heal your metabolism; the PHFF approach to eating that will keep your blood sugar stable; why the thermo effect is protein is higher; how to turn off hunger hormones; the science of losing weight; why eating every 2-3 hrs is harmful; why easing into the day is so important for gut health; the healthy way to drink alcohol; the simple morning routine hack that can help you lower cortisol and balance your hormones; and why sleep is even more important than nutrition. Grab your notepads and strap on your earbuds for this one cause it’s jam packed with tons of tangible nutrition tips that you’ll love!
March 29, 2019
10. Nutraceutical Science with Jeff Hoyt
Today’s episode is all about nutraceuticals! From functional health to strategic supplementation, Jeff Hoyt - a diagnostic practitioner and the president of Glycolife Sciences - gives us the low down on the applied science of nutraceuticals. On this episode you will learn: what nutraceuticals are; how aloe saved Jeff’s grandmother and gave her two additional years of life; why people with cancer or autoimmunity need more nutrition than the average person; why bioavailability is key to nutraceuticals; what constitutes “high quality” supplements - HINT: no fillers or additives; why polysaccharides are key in adaptogens and mood regulation; how to increase the bioavailability of your nutraceuticals; what mushrooms, aloe, breast milk and plankton have in common: why you might want to stack your mushrooms; and why asking “why” is so powerful! —->> BONUS - Jeff has offered y’all a 10% discount for his nutraceuticals at use “ BIOCURIOUS”
March 27, 2019
9. Mirror Medicine With Helen Black
Today we are going to dive into the magical world of facial reflexology! You’ve probably heard of foot reflexology, but I bet you’ve never heard of facial reflexology... and contrary to what you might be thinking, the two are actually not related! — On this episode Helen Black of Mirror Medicine shares a unique and magical healing modality that anyone can use! She explains how we can hack our nervous system using this unique method; how facial reflexology can be used to heal gut issues, food sensitivities, pain, anxiety and more; what facial reflexology and meditation have in common; why human touch is so powerful; and how practitioners and patients actually heal each other. I hope you’re ready for a whimsical ride because this episode is pure magic!
March 22, 2019
8. Personalized Approach To Nootropics With Dan Freed
If you’ve been curious about nootropics, this one is for you! In this episode of the BioCurious podcast you’ll get an inside look into nootropic formulation. I interviewed Dan Freed, who is a neuroscientist from Yale and the founder of a nootropic company called Formula. From high school dropout, to world traveling Michelin Star restaurant chef, to rocking the GMAT to get into Yale, Dan has done it all! Through self experimentation, extensive human subjects research, and with top neuroscientists from Yale and MIT, Dan and his team created nootropic formulas designed for specific needs. On this episode you will learn why tracking metrics is key for self optimization; why the throw it all in and see what sticks approach doesn’t work with supplements; How different nootropic ingredients have different benefits; why “one size fits all” won’t work; the difference between an athlete, student, and artist’s brains; what other biohacks can enhance nootropic benefits; and why nootropic‘s aren’t the most important or first biohack you should try.
March 15, 2019
7. Kundalini Brain Healing With Hanley Bradfield
On today’s episode kundalini yoga and meditation expert, Hanley Bradfield, shares how she healed from traumatic brain injury in record time! Learn now she shocked her doctors by healing her brain through a holistic healing protocol she developed combining her occupational therapy knowledge with kundalini yoga practices, chiropractic care and reiki. Learn how meditation played a huge role in her speedy recovery and why time and patience are number one when dealing with brain injury. And did you know that there’s actually specific kriyas and mantras designed to boost and balance the hemispheres of the brain? Pretty cool, right?! So many brain-loving tips and tricks in this one, so put your thinking caps on, your earbuds in and get ready to hear a fascinating story!
March 08, 2019
6. Ketones To The Rescue With Shawn Wells
On this episode I talk with a fellow health scientist, Shawn Wells, who has a unique background in the field of performance nutrition, supplementation, and exercise science. In this episode you’ll hear about why Keto may be the one diet that is worth sticking to; about the benefits of being fat adapted; why the lack of Ketone intolerance is key for endless energy; what the two most important biomarkers that can easily show us our health status; the problem with the modern farming, food industry and high bliss point foods; how our healthcare system is actually making us more sick, the power of touch; and why self-care is the best medicine of all! So, strap in because this is going to be a really fun and action filled episode that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did!
March 01, 2019
5. Biohacking Psychotherapy With Caitlin Bailey
In this episode, we take a look at some really exciting emerging, integrative practices in mental health! Psychotherapist and Neurofeedback Specialist, Caitlin Bailey shares her unique and holistic approach to psychotherapy. She explains how combining neuroscience, nutrition and pharmacogenomics for treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD and many other mental health disorders is incredibly powerful! Learn how nutritional deficiencies impact mental health and how training the brain with neurofeedback can improve mood and cognition in as little as one session! And all you have to do is enjoy a movie with a few electrodes on your head? Now that’s my kind of therapy!
February 27, 2019
4. Getting To The Root Cause Of Illness With Dr. Kristin Oja
This episode of the BioCurious podcast is all about functional and holistic medicine for the whole person! Dr. Kristin Oja, owner of STAT Wellness in Atlanta, explains the concepts of root cause and lifestyle medicine, which begin with understanding each person’s story, starting from the birth experience, to childhood environment, to interpersonal relationships, and everything in between - diet, exercise, education, etc. From gut health, to hormone imbalance and autoimmune disease, Kristin has seen it all and she shares her secrets to healing and creating a balanced and healthy lifestyle. This episode is fast and furious, jam packed with tons of amazing information, so you may have to listen twice to catch it all!
February 22, 2019
3. Biohacking Basics - Cutting Through All The Hype With Will Wallace
From occupational health and safety to biomechanics to research to formulation science, my guest Will Wallace is one of the most informed and seasoned biohackers out there! In this episode, Will cuts to the chase of cognitive supplementation and brain performance biohacking. After years of research and experimentation, he honed a simplified biohacking routine with a few highly impactful interventions - including a couple non-negotiable supplements and daily routines. You’ll want to take notes for this one because you’re going to get a ton of tangible information that you can use to craft your own no-nonsense biohacking routine!
February 15, 2019
2. Turn On Your Self Healing Gene With Elizabeth Clark
This episode of the BioCurious podcast is all about self healing! Fellow health scientist and holistic biohacker, Elizabeth Clark shares how she healed herself from autoimmune disease and now teaches others the art of self healing. She reveals the secret to unlocking the power of our own self healing gene! That’s right, there’s a gene for that! You may have heard of it - it’s called PGC 1 Alpha. You’ll have to listen in to learn more, but I promise it will be so worth it! Not only will you learn how to turn on your self healing gene, but you’ll also learn about epigenetics, nutrigenomics, and biogenesis! Heck ya!
February 08, 2019
1. Top 5 Brain Performance Hacks With Dr. Titus Chiu
Today’s episode is all about brain hacks! The renowned Functional Neurologist and best selling author of BrainSAVE, Dr. Titus Chiu shares his top 5 brain biohacks to leverage neural plasticity and boost your brain power! We dive into the wonderful world of brain health and discuss how to heal and grow the brain for higher performance! Grab your notebook for this one! There is so much powerful information in this episode, that you won’t want to miss anything! Now, excuse me while I visualize success and change the shape of my brain! (you’ll see what I mean)
January 29, 2019
The BioCurious Podcast sneak peek episode - full episodes launch 2019
Find out what the BioCurious podcast is all about from your host Kayla.
December 25, 2018