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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 so healthy, how to choose a top-quality mushroom supplement (make sure that you are NOT unknowingly consuming grains instead of mushrooms!), some of the key health components in mushrooms such as beta-glucans, ergothioneine and sterols, and a lot more!   

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2:50 What makes mushrooms so healthy and beneficial? Fibers, beta-glucans and much more. 
6:30 Mushrooms – the forgotten food that promote longevity 
9:30 Beta-glucan 101 
15:00 Mushrooms in Japan/Asia
20:20 Could Jeff have predicted the current level of mushroom appreciation?
23:20 Beverages, chocolate and other products with mushroom extracts 
26:20 How to choose high-quality mushroom supplements
31:20 Shocking truth about grain-grown mycelium sold as mushroom supplement
38:30 Telltale signs for false mushroom products
41:00 How Jeff makes sure his mushroom product is certified organic and tested for harmful chemicals
47:00 Dried mushroom powders vs. mushroom extracts: the latters are much more concentrated
50:40 Drugs made from mushrooms, PSK, Lentinene made from shitake, D-fraction made from maitake
53:10 Greenhouse vs. wood log grown mushrooms; do their nutritional profiles differ?
58:00 Where does Jeff see the mushroom business is going to?
60:20 Ergosterol, Vitamin D2

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Jeff’s mushroom extracts for industry (B2B): www.nammex.com
Jeff’s mushroom extracts for consumer: www.realmushrooms.com
Check out my tasty medicinal mushroom recipes from Japan!
Creamy mushroom sauce with maitake: kenkohacks.com/2020/11/11/medicinal-mushroom-recipe-maitake/

Grilled vegetables with shiitake on raspberry balsamic sauce: kenkohacks.com/2020/11/15/medicinal-mushroom-recipe-shiitake/

Baked salmon with creamy mushroom sauce and pomegranate: kenkohacks.com/2020/11/30/baked-salmon-with-creamy-mushroom-sauce-and-pomegranate/

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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 in many ways. In our interview, we discuss his Youtube videos, his book Microbial Burden, his cutting-edge research on microbiome’s impacts on aging and much more! 

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1:30 Dr. Lustgarten’s approaches to longevity; quantification through biomarkers
7:00 Dr. Lustgarten’s Youtube videos; health optimization and longevity
10:30 Reference values vs. optimal values; why you should focus on the latter
17:00 Dr. Lustgarten’s longevity strategies including dietary and exercise based approaches
20:00 Exercises’ impacts on maximum and average lifespans
21:40 Nutrition-dense food
33:40 How to optimize mineral intakes? “Small scales vs. big scales”
37:50 What’s adequate Vitamin K intake? RDA is not always optimal
38:55 Organ meats, carnivore diet
43:00 How to optimize mitochondrial health; exercise, fasting
48:00 Body’s water content (hydration); impacts of vegetables, muscle mass
51:07 Dr. Lustgarten’s book: Microbial Burden
57:56 Microbial metabolites
67:50 Exercises’ impacts on gut microbiome

Probiotics, prebiotics and bacterial metabolites
Optimal values and reference values for biomarkers

  
I cannot recommend highly enough Dr. Lustgarten’s videos on Youtube! They provide bite-sized takeaways for everyone that are based on solid sciences/measurements, whether you are a novice just getting started with biohacking or a seasoned biohacker. 

Dr. Lustgarten’s Youtube channel:  youtube.com/channel/UCT1UMLpZ_CrQ_8I431K0b-g (or search for Michael Lustgarten) 
Facebook: @mike.lustgarten 
Twitter: @mike_lustgarten 
Instagram: @conqueraging122
Microbial Burden on Amazon: amzn.to/2V5WhXR

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Anders Olsson, How our breathing can affect our health, performance, and longevity

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, sex hormones’ interactions with breathing and much more!

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1:40 Anders’ path to become one of international leaders in breathing
4:40 What is Conscious Breathing; its seven habits
5:40 Importance of nasal breathing
6:40 Low breathing, not the same as deep breathing
9:10 Roles of oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) in our body, mitochondria, ROS
28:00 The importance of right posture
32:00 How to improve the lung and diaphragm muscles
34:30 Rhythm of breathing
38:00 Relaxator by Conscious Breathing; how it affects heart rate and HRV (heart rate variability)
42:00 How hormones affect our breathing
49:00 Sleeptape by Conscious Breathing
55:50 Relaxator’s positive effects on HRV
64:00 Habit #7: quiet breathing
65:30 Exciting future plans: breathing suit, breath analyzer

Show notes:
Conscious Breathing (book): https://amzn.to/3gZTMPn
Conscious Breathing website: consciousbreathing.com
Conscious Breathing on YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCLQxVTiCgSG2Sz0Q…
On Facebook: facebook.com/groups/consciousbreathing2
On Instagram: instagram.com/consciousbreathing/

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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 company who creates customer-centric interoperability solution for all types of health data, is on a mission to change that all.

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Ardy Adrianpour, Seqster
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Catharine Arnston, ENERGYBits; Are algae secret to the Japanese longevity?

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 discusses algae’s amazing health benefits, differences between spirulina and chlorella (they do completely different things in the body), algae’s benefits for mitochondrial health, scientific studies supporting algae’s unique health benefits, tips for choosing the highest-quality algae products, and much more!

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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 mental wellbeing, Lief Therapeutics and its wearable continuous HRV monitor, the often unknown power of biofeedback to control our body, and much more! 

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Rohan Dixit
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Nichola Conlon: Co-founder & CEO of Nuchido; Restore your NAD+ level by fixing the body’s NAD+ factory

Today, biohackers are widely aware of the importance of NAD+ in the body, whose level dramatically  declines as we age. Amid the increased awareness, NAD+ precursors like NR and NMN have gained tremendous popularity. But is supplementing with an NAD+ precursor the best way to restore NAD+ to a youthful level? Nichola discusses why fixing the body’s own NAD+ salvage pathway (“body’s NAD+ factory”) may be a superior alternative to taking precursors, how she applies her background in drug development to make efficacious anti-aging supplements available for everyone NOW and much more!  

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Dr. Nichola Conlon
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Interview with Tord Wingren, founder and executive advisor BrainLit: company on a mission to make healthy indoor lighting for everyone

Did you know that 20 % of our genes are affected by the light? Our genes developed when our ancestors lived outdoors living with the natural light. Yet, many of us today spend a significant portion of our day indoors surrounded by artificial lighting that is suboptimal to our health. What can we do about it? Tord discusses light’s health impacts, his company BrainLit, its cutting edge lighting solution BioCentric Lighting, and how it is helping people to live a better and healthier life. Find out in the interview why indoor lighting matters and how you can make sure to get a quality lighting.  

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Tord Wingren, BrainLit
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Interview with Scott Chaverri, founder & CEO Mito Red Light

With the increasing popularity of red & near infrared light therapy among biohackers and health optimizers, ever-increasing number of brands offer light therapy panels today, but not all light panels are made equal. We are very excited to share our conversation with Scott from Mito Red Light whose light therapy panel we personally use and love. What to look for when choosing light therapy panel? What are different light spectrums good for? How to stack light therapy with other modularity such as cold therapy and exercises? Does red light therapy increase testosterone in men? What about female hormones in women? Do EMF and flickering really matter? Find out answers in our interview to all of these questions and much more!

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Scott Chaverri
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Interview with Nathalie Niddam, Optimizing Superhuman Performance

In this interview Nathalie discusses her biohack experiences, peptides and her Facebook group, Optimizing Superhuman Performance with Peptides, Nutrition and More. Find out her favorite biohacks, peptides and future plans for her group!

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Nathalie Niddam