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Everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms; Interview with Jeff Chilton with 40+ years experiences in the mushroom business
The ever-increasing popularity of medicinal mushrooms has led to the industry to boom, and today many companies sell mushroom products. But not all mushroom supplements are created equal – in our conversation, Jeff walks us through in detail everything you, as a savvy and well-educated consumer, need to know about mushrooms including what makes mushrooms soContinue reading “Everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms; Interview with Jeff Chilton with 40+ years experiences in the mushroom business”
Michael Lustgarten PhD. Scientist with a plan to conquer aging; how rigorous biomarker tracking can help us live longer
Dr. Lustgarten is a scientist at Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University with a mission to conquer aging through rigorous tracking of biomarkers. His Youtube videos, in which Dr. Lustgarten crunches scientific data in formats easily digestible by everyone and also provides his own biomarkers, are super educational and have inspired me personally inContinue reading “Michael Lustgarten PhD. Scientist with a plan to conquer aging; how rigorous biomarker tracking can help us live longer”
We all breathe as an absolute necessity, yet, many of us breathe sub optimally. In this interview, Anders, author of a highly rated book Conscious Breathing, walks us through the seven components of Conscious Breathing. We also discuss fascinating and less-discussed topics around breathing, such as the importance of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our body,Continue reading “Anders Olsson, How our breathing can affect our health, performance, and longevity”
Ardy Arianpour, founder & CEO, Seqster: How harmonizing health data in a single space can help with health optimization
Many of us wear several health wearables, be it Whoop, Fitbit, or in my case, Lief Therapeutics, take tests such as comprehensive blood panels, Organic Acids Test (OAT) etc., all from different providers. The results are available through their own platforms/apps, making it hard to get the maximum values out of these data. Seqster, a companyContinue reading “Ardy Arianpour, founder & CEO, Seqster: How harmonizing health data in a single space can help with health optimization”
Tasty and nutrition-filled energy bars are everyone’s favourites! Upgrade your healthy snack with added grass-fed collagen for further health benefits. Most often, collagen is associated with skin benefits, but collagen’s health benefits go much deeper than just skin deep. It is very rich in amino acid glycine – a 100 grams of grass-fed beef collagenContinue reading “Nuts & Seeds Energy Bar with Grass-Fed Collagen”
Catharine discovered the power of algae while searching the best nutritional support for her sister who was fighting cancer. Upon witnessing the powerful health benefits of algae, she decided to dive deep into researching algae and their health benefits and founded ENERGYBits, a company that specializes in top quality microalgae (spirulina & chlorella). Catharine discussesContinue reading “Catharine Arnston, ENERGYBits; Are algae secret to the Japanese longevity?”
From the very first day I had Lief on, it changed my life completely providing insights previously unavailable. This may sound a little dramatic, but for me, who had no clue for why my HRV is routinely so lousy, continuous HRV data finally pinpointed which types of activities and/or life choices are hurting my HRVContinue reading “Health Wearable Review: Lief Continuous HRV Monitor by Lief Therapeutics”
Rohan Dixit, founder and CEO of Lief Therapeutics: Discover and improve the state of your mind through continuous HRV monitoring with biofeedback
Rohan left his academic job as neuroscientist to spend almost an year with monks in Tibetan mountains. Initially focusing on scanning monks’ brains, his focus shifted to heart rate variability (HRV) as a way into the state of our mind. In this interview, Rohan discusses HRV both as a measurement of and intervention to mentalContinue reading “Rohan Dixit, founder and CEO of Lief Therapeutics: Discover and improve the state of your mind through continuous HRV monitoring with biofeedback”
Growing up in Japan, I never paid attention to certain cultural teachings around me that I only now, as a grown-up living outside my home country, realise are super valuable insights into a long and healthy living. In my conversation with Martin Kremmer, he reminded me of one of these biohacks that kids growing upContinue reading “Six Biohacks Japanese Moms Teach Their Kids”
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