034: Mastering the Female Biorhythm, Biohacking the Menstrual Cycle, and Optimizing Women Empowerment with Kayla Osterhoff MPH, PhD

Welcome to another episode of Know Your Physio! Joining us in conversation today is Kayla Osterhoff, who teaches us that it’s never too late or too early for women to learn about their biorhythm, and live a healthier, more empowered life because of it. Tune in to hear about Kayla’s academic and professional background and the personal experiences that motivated her to focus on women’s health. She describes the female biorhythm as the pace that the female body is set to, and tells us why, even as a health scientist, she didn’t know how to be healthy; all the research was based on male biology! Kayla tells us why she has chosen to work independently with private partners, rather than pursuing a career with the government, and tells us the difference between the female hormonal cycle and the female biorhythm, before teaching us about the four phases of the biorhythm cycle, all with one shared key: to go with the flow of your body. She considers the female biorhythm to be a huge biohack that sets women apart for success and gives listeners some interesting tips on how to optimize each cycle and see results. We touch on the benefits and dangers of a ketogenic diet and talk about the technology Kayla has patented in the past year to go live in 2022. Kayla also tells us why biohacking is so much more important for women than it is for men. Thanks for listening! We hope you gained insight into your physiology today.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • We welcome today’s guest, Kayla Osterhoff.
  • Kayla’s background in health sciences, leading up to pursuing her Ph.D. in neuro psychophysiology with a focus on women’s neuropsychology and physiology specifically.
  • How Kayla’s own experience with healthcare feeds into the work that she does today.
  • Kayla’s definition of the female biorhythm: the pace that the female body is set to.
  • Why even as a health scientist, she didn’t know how to be healthy: all the research was based on male biology.
  • How she ended up with adrenal fatigue and total burnout.
  • Why it is impossible to push the envelope in the sciences while working for government organizations.
  • The difference between the female hormonal cycle and the female biorhythm.
  • What the four phases of the biorhythm cycle are: the Shed Phase, the Plants Phase, the Bloom Phase, and the Grow Phase.
  • The key: to go with the flow of your body.
  • A biohack for the first phase: cold thermogenesis and mindfulness practice.
  • Why the female biorhythm is a huge biohack that sets women apart for success.
  • How the ketogenic diet can be beneficial in certain phases and harmful in others.
  • The technology that Kayla has patented in the past year to go live in 2022.
  • Why biohacking is more important for women than men.
  • How it is never too late or too early for women to learn about their biorhythm.
  • An even more underserved people group: the trans community.
  • Why you have to develop a system that aligns with your specific biorhythm.
  • Your special discount code: APKayla.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Her Biorhythm

Kayla Osterhoff

Kayla Osterhoff on LinkedIn

Kayla Osterhoff on Instagram

Kayla Osterhoff on Twitter

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Know Your Physio Podcast

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033: COVID Research Unravelled: Natural Immunity, The Best Early Home Treatment, Getting it Twice, and More with Dr. Peter McCullough

Today’s guest on the Know Your Physio Podcast is Dr. Peter McCullough, the renowned cardiologist and epidemiologist whose confrontation of the US government’s COVID-19 policies drew more than 40 million views on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Dr. McCullough is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and clinical lipidology. He’s one of the most published medical researchers of all time, with over 1000 publications and 600 citations, 30+ on COVID treatment alone.

He cares for advanced patients with common medical problems, including heart and kidney disease, lipid disorders, and diabetes, and he is considered one of the world’s leading experts on COVID-19.

You may also recognize his name from his popular discussion about natural immunity with @BenGreenfieldFitness.

What makes today’s conversation unique is that we had a chance to unravel some of the backlash and counterarguments he received as a result of those viral interviews from other leading health experts who hold opposing views.

We also discuss new research that has emerged regarding the new variant, how Dr. McCullough’s home treatment protocols reduce hospitalization and death, and why fitness is key to survival, as well as everything you need to know about getting it twice, and more.

Tune in today to hear more from Dr. McCullough in an episode that we’re calling ‘COVID Research Unravelled.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Addressing the COVID-19 misinformation flags that accompany Peter’s name online.
  • His experience of the fame and controversy that followed his interview with Joe Rogan.
  • How Peter divides his time between patient care and research.
  • The discrepancy between his public criticism of the CDC and the CDC research he cites.
  • What he and other scientists discovered about the best early treatment for COVID.
  • More on his home treatment protocols and how they reduce hospitalization and death.
  • How to receive vitamin D from the sun and why Peter recommends magnesium.
  • Learn more about monoclonal antibody infusion treatment, which comes from mice.
  • Peter dispels misinformation about home treatments, which he says is caused by the incompetency of our federal agencies.
  • Vitamins, fitness, nutrition protocols, and sleep and stress management for COVID-19.
  • Why Peter believes that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a far-fetched theory.
  • Peter shares his views on false positives, forced testing, and unnecessary quarantines.
  • What you need to know about Omicron and how to treat it at home.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Peter McCullough on Twitter

Dr. Peter McCullough on Instagram

Dr. Peter McCullough on the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast

‘Survival of the fittest: Evidence for high-risk and cardioprotective fitness levels’

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

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032: Regaining Smell, Taste, and Mental Acuity via Photobiomodulation with Dr. Joe DiDuro

Three months after having COVID-19, our host Andrés struggled to regain his sense of smell and taste, and his lack of mental acuity almost forced him to stop creating this podcast altogether. He was then introduced to photobiomodulation and Dr. Joe DiDuro. In this episode, he chats to Dr. Joe DiDuro, about the ProNeuroLIGHT and the benefits he derived from it. Dr. Joe DiDuro is the President at ProNeuroLIGHT LLC, the CEO of Concentro Laboratories LLC, and a diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Neurologists, specializing in neurology. He also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the Palmer College of Chiropractics and, of course, is a biohacker. While we encourage listeners to remain skeptical, in this episode, we discuss the ProNeuroLIGHT, a device consisting of infrared probes that go up your nose and activate the olfactory bulb to get more blood flowing to your brain. Tuning in, you’ll find out what transcranial photobiomodulation is and the mechanisms through which it can combat an inflammatory response causing cognitive impairment and the inability to smell and taste. We also talk about how it can improve your sleep and overall health beyond that. If you’re looking for something to help you get past the long-haul symptoms of COVID-19, this may be the solution you have been looking for, so tune in today!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to Dr. Joe DiDuro, his credentials, and the device he sent Andrés.
  • Disclosure: Having seen the benefits, Andrés is now an affiliate of the ProNeuroLIGHT. 
  • The after-effects of COVID that Andrés experienced and some of the things he tried to combat them.
  • Some of the improvements he saw when he started using the ProNeuroLIGHT.
  • Shocking statistics about the number of people who experience neurological symptoms after having COVID. 
  • How Dr. Joe DiDuro first started experimenting with transcranial photobiomodulation.  
  • The definition of transcranial photobiomodulation. 
  • The benefits of using the nose for this treatment.
  • The benefits that Andrés started to experience apart from just relief from his symptoms.
  • Dr. DiDuro explains how the ProNeuroLIGHT was able to relieve Andrés’ specific symptoms.
  • Why Dr. DiDuro uses a multi-modal approach of the brain, the blood, and the body.
  • Thoughts on whether or not photobiomodulation is well-established or cutting edge. 
  • Some of the long-haul symptoms that Andrés’ loved ones experienced and how the device helped them despite their skepticism.
  • Why the timeframe for improvements from using the device is personalized and variable. 
  • The mechanisms through which the ProNeuroLIGHT improves your condition. 
  • The influence of deep sleep on the improvement of your health and how the device helps you to achieve this.
  • How the human body is starved for infrared connection due to the lack of hugs we received during the pandemic.
  • How Andrés recorded his data throughout the process and what he found.
  • The dosage and effects for this kind of therapy and why HRV is used to drive the dosage.
  • Advice to anyone on the fence about trying this.
  • Thoughts on the placebo effect of this kind of treatment. 


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Joe DiDuro


American Board of Chiropractic Neurologists

“Therapeutic potential of intranasal photobiomodulation therapy for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders: a narrative review”

“Attributes and predictors of long COVID”

The Oxygen Advantage 

Atomic Focus

Andrew Huberman on Instagram 


Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast