056: Magnesium Breakthrough with Wade Lightheart


Today’s guest, Wade Lightheart; author, athlete, nutritionist, and expert on fixing digestion. Wade is a three-time Canadian bodybuilding champion, who competed as a vegetarian. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on natural nutrition and training methods. After competing in Mr. Universe, and his health failed him, Wade began to search for answers and developed what he calls his Awesome Health System. Today’s podcast keys in on magnesium, which Dr. Mark Sircus identifies as the most powerful solution we have to a plethora of health problems. During our conversation, Wade gives us the full background on why 75 percent of Americans are not getting enough magnesium today and what the implications are on our health and overall wellbeing. Using the example of Tom Brady to illustrate his point, he explains how practicing bio-optimizing principles can extend the quality and length of our lives. You’ll hear about the key role that magnesium plays in supporting all areas of our health and he introduces us to the seven varieties of magnesium included in the newly optimized Magnesium Breakthrough product. Join us to hear all this and more today.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • BioOptimizers’ new and improved formula for Magnesium Breakthrough.
  • A discount code to get 10 percent off Magnesium Breakthrough and free shipping: ANDRES
  • An introduction to today’s guest, author, athlete, and digestion expert Wade Lightheart.
  • Wade’s definition for optimized health which he refers to as Awesome Health.
  • The history of how our food lost magnesium content through mass production following World War 2.
  • Tom Brady’s story of extending his career by 25 percent by practicing bio-optimizing principles.
  • The excessive stimulatory effect that technology has on our nervous system.
  • What he attributes the lack of knowledge around the power of magnesium to: we live in an attention age, rather than an information age.
  • How magnesium plays a critical role in supporting dysregulated mood and depression.
  • The process of testing that Wade and his business partner did on different types of magnesium.
  • What the ‘ate’ suffix refers to in magnesium varieties: how it has been molecularly bonded.
  • The seven magnesium varieties in Magnesium Breakthrough: chelate, citrate, bisglycinate, malate, taurine, sucrosomial, and orotate.
  • Aesthetics, performance, and health; the three areas of focus that they have.
  • Elements that improve delivery: hemic and fulvic acid, B6, and manganese.
  • The challenge of working with so many different-sized molecules. 
  • Wade’s biohacking experiment with intravenous magnesium and what he experienced.
  • How through independent and guided experimentation, he came to today’s formula.
  • His bucket theory on health and nutrients illustrating the goal of being in excess.
  • Why there is no threonate in Magnesium Breakthrough: patent limitations.
  • The relevance of the prebiotic, probiotic, and vitamins that you take.
  • Why Andrés experienced cognitive clarity while taking Cognibiotics.
  • Why Wade and his business partner Dave offer a refund to anyone unsatisfied with their product.
  • An invitation to spread the word if you use the products and love them.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Cognibiotics
Wade Lightheart on Instagram

Magnesium Breakthrough discount code: ANDRES
Magnesium Breakthrough

Awesome Health Podcast
Dr Mark Sircus

Andrés Preschel

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055: Cancer Prevention, Environmental Toxins, and Updated Medicine with Leigh Erin Connealy, MD


Your health is not only of significance and importance to just you. Self-care is not selfish, self-care is the new healthcare and it’s vital in life and in our communities. Today’s guest is Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D., who is a prominent leader in the field of Integrative and Functional Medical. She utilizes the best of all sciences including homeopathic, conventional, Eastern medicine, and modern medicine and is the Medical Director of two unique clinics: The Center for New Medicine and Cancer Center for Healing. The Center For New Medicine focuses on prevention and internal medicine, early detection of disease and cancer, human optimization, yearly physicals, auto-immune disease, natural hormone replacement, chronic issues, and aesthetics. Dr. Connealy feels we must treat “the whole person”, the patient with the disease and not the disease of the patient, while determining the origin of the illness. Dr. Connealy created the Cancer Center for Healing because of the epidemic spread of cancer. Patients receive scientifically based treatments and integrative protocols. She has created an acute awareness of the need to focus on cancer prevention, providing unique testing to determine the early stages of cancer, years before it is revealed in a scan. This is a fascinating conversation with a physician that firmly believes in taking in the entire picture and empowering and educating her patients, while advocating for patients to get treated with the most up-to-date medicine. As listeners tune in they’ll hear from Dr. Connealy about how she got to where she finds herself today and how everything in the way we live life integrates into our health, as she likes to say, “Self-care is healthcare”. So tune in today, and enjoy! 

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • We start with Dr. Connealy’s “Why.”
  • She shares a thorough background of her life and what lead her to where she is now.
  • How her health detours have dramatically changed her life and influenced her career.
  • She shares thoughts about how disease diagnosis has changed over the last 65 years.
  • The importance of health practitioners using updated medicine. 
  • Treating the whole person; their lifestyle and how they’re living is important in treatment!
  • Why self-care is the new healthcare.
  • Why empowering and educating patients to do scientific self-discovery is a key part of her practice.
  • First-symptom effect: what it’s like taking a patient through this.
  • Why patients should not take “no” for an answer when seeing a physician. 
  • Energy imbalances: the scenarios that lead to the crash. 
  • The future of medicine: energy medicine.
  • Why every patient is their own clinical trial. 
  • Carcinogenic and environmental toxins young people are exposed to: How we can mitigate the interaction?
  • Dr. Connealy dives into what an EMF is and the effects they carry. 
  • The importance of getting outside and grounding yourself every day. 
  • More about toxins from Dr. Connealy: get rid of plastics!
  • Recommendations for water filtration devices/brands from Dr. Connealy.
  • We end the conversation with a few rapid-fire questions: sea oils and sunscreen. 

 

Tweetables:

“[Health] detours are always [there] for you to learn and become awakened, to become enlightened, and to also use those detours to be of help and serve and bless other people.” — @drconnealymd [0:14:56]

“Nothing gets your attention until you have pain.” — @drconnealymd [0:15:14]

“Health is not just important to you, self-care is not selfish. Self-care is the new healthcare. You want to make sure you have health because why? It’s going to serve you, your loved ones, where you work, and more importantly, it’s going to help our community.” — @drconnealymd [0:22:51]

“We [in the USA] are a system of sick-care and not healthcare — and it’s reactive.” — @drconnealymd [0:32:45]

“I always tell people: energy precedes action.” — @drconnealymd [0:39:02]

“The plastic industry — they’ve already been sued. All these industries have been sued and nothing changes. That is what is so sad about what is going on in our world.” — @drconnealymd [0:58:30]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Leigh Erin Connealy on LinkedIn 

Leigh Erin Connealy on Twitter

Leigh Erin Connealy on Instagram

Leigh Erin Connealy on FaceBook

Leigh Erin Connealy on TikTok

Connealy MD

Adelle Davis

The Invisible Rainbow by Arthur Firstenberg

Earth Runners

The Earthing Movie

Stephanie Seneff

EWG Website

Synergy Science

Berkey Water Filters

Magnesium Breakthrough

Mag Breakthrough Special Link (use code: ANDRES)

Andrés Preschel

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054: Gut Bacteria, Insulin, Personality Types, Young Muscle, and more with Joel Greene


It’s incredible how you can have a conversation with someone that’s almost 2 hours long, and still feel like you could keep talking! Joel Greene is the CEO of VEEP Nutrition, author of The Immunity Code, and one of the original proponents for prioritizing the gut microbiome (to mention just a few of his many accolades). Joel grew up in the projects, raised by a single mom and surrounded by violence. His upbringing made him resilient, fearless, and determined to learn as much as he could about as much as he could! Our conversation is part philosophical and part scientific and some of the many topics that we cover today include how you can train your insulin sensitivity (and why you should), why you should set aside time for stillness every day, and what you can do to keep your muscles young. This episode is filled with powerful insights from start to finish and you’ll walk away with a whole new appreciation for your gut microbiome and a whole lot of knowledge about how to live better and age better!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing today’s guest, Joel Greene!
  • An overview of the 16 Personalities personality test, and the value of understanding your personality type.
  • The harsh challenges that Joel experienced growing up, and how they have shaped him into the person he is today.
  • The role that God plays in Joel’s life.
  • Why Joel prioritizes rest and stillness.
  • Joel explains the correlation between physical health and productivity.
  • Nicotinamide mononucleotide; why Joel takes this supplement first thing in the morning.
  • Joel explains how his Immunity Code diet works, and the benefits of it.
  • Insulin sensitivity; what it is and the importance of training it.
  • Joel’s approach to bringing down his cortisol levels.
  • The value of pre-load meals.
  • A new way to think about carbohydrates.
  • How the bacteria in your gut affect your reactions to certain foods.
  • Commonalities versus bio-individualities; Joel’s thoughts on the problem of emphasizing the latter.
  • Understanding the gut microbiome.
  • Factors that indicate how your gut microbiome is functioning.
  • Reasons for my imminent move to Uruguay.
  • Supplements that are helpful for managing stress.
  • Muscles that we lose as we age, and how to slow down the aging process.
  • Exploring the first law of thermodynamics in relation to calories.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Joel Greene on Instagram

Joel Greene on LinkedIn

VEEP Nutrition

The Immunity Code

Andrés Preschel

Enneagram Test

16 Personalities

Know Your Physio Podcast

Magnesium Breakthrough: (use code ANDRES)

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053: Circadian Rhythms, Chronobiology, and Interoception with Azure Grant, PhD


Today, we are joined by well-versed physiologist, Azure Grant, Ph.D. to talk about all things circadian and ultradian rhythms, melatonin, sleep optimization, hormones, and more! Azure has a specialization in chronobiology and studies the connections between metabolism, reproduction, and the autonomic nervous system (ANS). In this episode, we touch on everything from the science behind the siesta ‘slump’ and the effect of caffeine on our sleep cycles, to the importance of reducing the causes of fatigue, not just the sensation of fatigue. Azure explains circadian and ultradian rhythms and fills us in on the health benefits of optimizing our natural oscillations. We discover what it might feel like to live according to our chronotype, and how biometrics play a role in interoception awareness. We also find out the long-term effects of melatonin supplements, how best to naturally optimize sleep, how women’s hormonal changes affect thermoregulation, and so much more! Tune in to find out more about how our biological rhythms work, and about the natural ebbs and flows that are essential to optimal health!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing our esteemed guest and chronobiology specialist, Azure Grant, Ph.D.
  • Understanding the siesta ‘slump’: causes and remedies.
  • What circadian and ultradian rhythms are, respectively.
  • How caffeine later in the day often perpetuates sleep difficulties.
  • The importance of reducing reasons for fatigue, not just the sensation of fatigue.
  • The early observations that inspired Azure’s health quest.
  • The oscillating nature of the body’s functions and the health benefits of optimizing our natural biological rhythms.
  • How it feels to live according to your chronotype.
  • Why it’s important to establish your optimal circadian rhythm and what that involves.
  • Biometrics as a key component of interoception awareness.
  • How to balance your circadian rhythm in the wake of jetlag: intermittent fasting and focusing on ultradian rhythms.
  • The value of ultradian stability.
  • Why large meals aren’t recommended at the end of the day.
  • Downsides of disrupting sleep cycles.
  • The link between thermoregulation and hormonal changes.
  • The role of naturally occurring melatonin and the long-term effects of supplementation.
  • Azure’s non-negotiables for sleep!
  • The benefits of morning light.
  • Azure answers our rapid-fire questions about REM cycles, sleep aid, and sleep disruptors.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Azure Grant, PhD

Azure Grant on LinkedIn

Azure Grant on Instagram

Azure Grant on Twitter

Levels

Crescent Health

Andrés Preschel

Andrés Preschel on Instagram

Email Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

BiOptimizers: Magnesium Breakthrough (use code ANDRES)

Support the show

052: Functional Nutrition: Gut Health, Healing, and Hormones with Cata Rozo


One of the major benefits of a functional approach to health and wellness is that it allows us to treat systemic issues from the root cause, rather than with interventions that have side effects. Talking to us today about how she became a functional nutritionist, and why she is so passionate about the field, is Cata Rozo. From her personal battles with gut health and how it impacted her hormones and liver, Cata describes her journey, and why it’s her mission to help others. We learn about the link between gut health and hormones, and whether you should be considering a functional approach or a conventional approach to your health. Tune in to hear about the types of tests Cata uses to assess her patients, and the techniques she uses to improve interoception. We find out why Cata is so passionate about empowering women to find alternatives to the oral contraceptive as a therapy, and what you can do to improve your perceptions of your health. Andrés describes how he learned the importance of eating when in a parasympathetic state, while Cata explains how food sensitivities are developed, and how exclusion and reintroduction diets work. For all this, and so much more, press “Play” now!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Welcome to functional nutritionist Cata Rozo, and why she does what she does.
  • Why Cata supports getting a second opinion, and doing your own research.
  • When to choose functional medicine over conventional medicine.
  • A reminder that feeling good is how we are meant to feel!
  • How unlocking physical health contributes to emotional wellbeing.
  • The relationship between gut health and hormones.
  • How Cata assesses her client’s gut health, and why being able to digest food is more important than what we eat.
  • The decision-making fatigue Andrés sees in health and wellness.
  • Cata’s specific area of interest: empowering young women to make their own decisions when considering the oral contraceptive as a treatment for health conditions.
  • Cata’s tips on improving your interoception: meditation, yoga, and writing.
  • The idea of using yoga as a preventative approach to chronic conditions.
  • Addressing your thoughts on your physical state: connecting your thoughts to your health.
  • The tests Cata recommends to get to know your physical health.
  • Balancing food sensitivities with required dietary nutrients.
  • Why we develop food sensitivities.
  • Why Cata prefers lab-based food sensitivity tests over home kits.
  • How to best prepare for a food sensitivity test!
  • Why we should only be eating when in a parasympathetic state.
  • Andrés’ experience of praying before eating and how it helped him appreciate the power of the parasympathetic state.
  • The science that Cata is most excited about right now: eating more fermented food, watching the order you eat different food groups in, and organ meats and bone broth.
  • Why you can eat too much fermented food, and how to prepare your body for it.
  • A wrap of today’s episode and why Cata is so excited about the holistic approach to functional nutrition.
  • When Cata’s knowledge works against her!

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Cata Rozo on Instagram

Viome

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

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051: The Physiology of Interoception and HRV Subjectivity With Dr. Jay Wiles


A common myth about heart rate variability (HRV) is that the greater it is, the healthier you are… Breaking down why this is not the case, is Dr. Jay Wiles, an expert in applied psychophysiology and heart rate variability, and founder of Hanu Health. We start the episode with a discussion around how Jay and Andrés have become more comfortable over time with podcasting, and why they track their HRV and HR to gain insight into how different experiences affect their health. Tune in to learn what the Hawthorne effect is, how to overcome it, and why you should trust your body over the information provided by biometric data readers. We also find out what interoception is, how Jay uses it as a party trick, and where Andrés feels he is most in tune with it! Jay reveals some exciting prospects regarding the launch of the Hanu wearables, where (and why) you should pre-order one, and what you will gain when you join the Hanu Health community. For a breakdown of the physiology underlying HRV, the links between muscle tension, HRV and respiratory sinus arrhythmia, and so much more, join us today!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Andrés and Jay have become more comfortable during podcasts and tracking HR and HRV through different behaviors.
  • What the Hawthorne effect is, and how Jay coaches people through it.
  • When you should listen to the biometric data, and when you should listen to your body.
  • How to approach interoception, what it is, and why Jay founded Hanu Health.
  • Andrés’ extreme example of interoception when freediving and spearfishing.
  • How you can find out your normative HRV range, and the common myths around HRV.
  • The classic symptoms of high HRV.
  • Some of the differences between men and women in muscle tension, and how this impacts HRV.
  • The link between emotional distress and muscular tension.
  • Jay’s theory on how ketones might increase HRV.
  • Respiratory sinus arrhythmia: what it is, and how it influences HRV.
  • The products Jay and Andrés use to help their mental acuity from nicotine to KE4.
  • How long it will take you to establish your HRV baseline.
  • When to wear your Hanu device, and what makes it unique as a wearable.
  • What to expect from the launch of Hanu wearables, and why it’s such a bargain to pre-order!
  • How long you should use the Hanu device before your interoception reaches a level that renders the device non-essential.
  • The library of data you will gain access to when you join Hanu.
  • Bringing the metaverse into health and biohacking.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Jay Wiles on LinkedIn

Dr. Jay Wiles

Dr. Jay Wiles on Facebook

Dr. Jay Wiles on Instagram

Hanu Health

Hanu Health on Twitter

Hanu Health on Facebook

Hanu Health on Instagram

Lucy

The Fuel Stop: Methylene Blue

Marco Altini

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

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050: Andrés Preschel in the Hotseat!


To celebrate the 50th episode of the Know Your Physio podcast, Andrés Preschel takes the hot seat! His amazing partner, Parker Sloan Leiro, AKA “The Rolling Sloan” takes over to ask all the pressing questions. We hear all about KYP’s goal to make science sexy and accessible, and the immense value that Andrés has gained from hosting the podcast. In this episode, we find out which episodes impacted Andrés most profoundly and the amount of work that goes in, behind the scenes. Andrés touches on topics of fear setting, slow productivity, and what drives motivation, sharing astute advice for those seeking success in a saturated field. Tune in to find out where the goal to improve listeners’ overall health literacy is leading Andrés in his personal and professional life, as he shares his infectious passion for scientific self-discovery.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The benefits of BiOptimization’s new Magnesium Breakthrough supplement.
  • What inspired Andrés to start the podcast!
  • The unexpected growth and success of the podcast.
  • Andrés recounts the KYP episode with early podcast guest, Romero Britto.
  • What he admires most about Romero Britto.
  • Which guests and episodes have affected Andrés’ life most profoundly.
  • What he has learned through hosting the podcast.
  • Andrés breaks down the work and intentions of the KYP brand and company.
  • The work Andrés puts in behind the scenes.
  • What drives motivation.
  • What fear setting is and why Andrés pursues discomfort.
  • Parkinson’s disease simply explained.
  • How Andrés has remained present through the exponential growth of his personal brand.
  • The importance of pacing yourself as you work towards long-term goals.
  • Andrés’ advice for those seeking success in a saturated field.
  • The concept of slow productivity. 
  • Andrés’ favorite episodes so far and what’s in store for the future!
  • The immense value Andrés has gained from podcasting.
  • Why Andrés and Parker are moving!
  • Stay tuned for the KYP newsletter.

 

Tweetables:

“The minimalist approach is what works best.” — Andrés Preschel [0:13:58]

“Know Your Physio [brings] together like-minded people to make science sexy and accessible, specifically the science of high-performance, longevity, and optimal health.” — Andrés Preschel [0:17:30]

“Our motto is, ‘Discover your science, optimize your life’.” — Andrés Preschel [0:23:36]

“It’s important to know that you’re getting things done on a daily basis, pace yourself, but always have big long-term goals.” — Andrés Preschel [0:36:33]

“Anyone that wants to learn more about their field, start podcasting.” — Andrés Preschel [0:52:24]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Parker Sloan Leiro on Instagram

Romero Britto

Dr. Morgan Levine on Instagram

Frank Llosa on LinkedIn

KetoneAid

Cal Newport on Slow Productivity

The Huberman Lab Podcast: The Science of Setting & Achieving Goals

Know Your Physio Episode 016: Patrick Porter

Anthony Benedettini

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

BiOptimizers

Magnesium Breakthrough: use code ANDRES

049: Wearable Stress Management, HRV, and Self-Actualization with Dr. David Rabin MD, PhD


Today on Know Your Physio we are talking about the revolutionary stress management tool, Apollo, with one of its creators, Dr. David Rabin. Our guest is a board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist who specializes in the treatment of chronic stress, and he is here to tell us all about the groundbreaking device providing a safe, non-invasive way to manage stress on the spot and assist us on our paths to self-actualization! We find out how it works to elicit calm by using soundwaves felt through the skin, and Dr. Rabin explains why touch therapy is so effective. We discover the profound benefits of using the Apollo device, how it affects one’s HRV and decision-making ability, optimizes health, and its use in treating PTSD sufferers. Tune in to hear more about this impactful invention that’s putting people in control of their own healing, confidence, and safety!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Andrés’ Apollo device has benefited him.
  • Dr. David Rabin’s public speaking journey and how Apollo has aided him.
  • How touch therapy can improve one’s ability to achieve a relaxed state.
  • The intention behind the invention of Apollo.
  • Why touch therapy is so effective.
  • What the Apollo looks like, how it’s worn, and what it does.
  • The versatility of the device and the various physiological states it can elicit.
  • André’s findings from his personal experiment with Apollo.
  • How Apollo was created and came to be a consumer product.
  • What HRV is and how it’s affected by stress.
  • How measuring HRV allows for health optimization.
  • Reframing health and self-actualization.
  • How our decision-making ability is affected by a real or perceived threat.
  • How the profound intention and impact of the creation of Apollo have affected Dr. Rabin’s life.
  • How to gauge your ability to manage stress according to the effectiveness of the Apollo.
  • How soothing touch affects the brain from a physiological perspective.
  • The effects of the Apollo on people with acute stress, illness, or PTSD.
  • How Dr. Rabin’s research in the realm of psychedelics impacted the creation of the Apollo.
  • How the Apollo can be used to assist psychedelic experiences in therapy.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. David Rabin

Dr. David Rabin on LinkedIn

Dr. David Rabin on Instagram

Apollo Neuroscience

Andrés Preschel

Know Your Physio Podcast

048: From Adderall to Purpose-Driven Productivity and Plant Medicine with Natasha Dasaro


Most Know Your Physio podcast episodes consist of Andrés asking his guests in-depth questions about all things physiology and life… Today’s episode is turned on its head, with Natasha Dasaro putting Andrés in the hot-seat! Join us to find out how ADHD affected Andrés’ approach to health and life in general, and why he moved from pre-med into lifestyle medicine and health optimization. We learn about the physiology underlying Adderall and Ritalin, and the effects they had on Andrés growing up. Find out what flow state means, and how powerful it can be when embodied. Andrés shares some fantastic thoughts and quotes on the importance of being curious and courageous in knowing yourself, and why being playful and passionate are core elements in appreciating life as it is. We also hear how Andrés’ episode with Dr. Patrick Porter inspired Natasha to embark on her meditation journey, and what his suggestions are for people who don’t appreciate meditation. As always, there is some hardcore science addressed: today we learn about the physiology behind yoga and meditation (and how they are linked), and how psychedelics can show our brain the pathway to a meditative state. Tune in to discover Andrés’ personal journey through meditation, how he faced his fear of public speaking, why letting go of his ego was key in his health and training, and so much more!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why Andrés recommends Biostrap, and where to use your discount code! 
  • Flipping the podcast on its head: today’s guest is our usual host, Andrés Preschel!
  • How ADHD impacted Andrés’ health and his perception of himself and leveling up to life. 
  • Andrés’ journey to lifestyle medicine and health optimization and performance. 
  • How amphetamines like Adderall or Ritalin work on a physiological level. 
  • Flow State: what it is, and how powerful it can be. 
  • How having the curiosity to get to know yourself, and the courage to be yourself, changed Andrés’ life. 
  • Why passion is the purest form of expertise.
  • The impacts of meditation on your physiology, and understanding the parasympathetic state. 
  • Why people need to meditate longer to truly appreciate its impacts.
  • How Andrés’ podcast with Dr. Patrick Porter lead Natasha to meditation. 
  • The link between yoga and meditation, and being in the right space to appreciate both simultaneously. 
  • Putting aside ego to optimize your health and the selfish and selfless aspects of being healthy. 
  • The common health journeys Andrés sees and unpacking the factors driving these routes. 
  • Physiology and psychedelics: how psychedelics can show us a new perspective, spiritually and physiologically. 
  • How Andrés defines ego death, and the lessons he learned from experiencing it. 
  • Natasha’s thoughts and experiences on psilocybin. 
  • How psychedelics can show you the thought pathway to a meditative state.
  • Facing the fear of being ourselves, and the physiology underlying it. 
  • Andrés’ journey facing his fear of public speaking. 

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Andrés Preschel

Andrés Preschel on Instagram

Andrew Huberman on LinkedIn

Jim Kwik

Headspace

Calm

Know Your Physio 016: Brainwave Entrainment and Meditation for Personal Development with Patrick Porter, PhD

Know Your Physio 017: Psilocybin and Psychedelic Medicine with Dr. Julia Mirer

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047: Visualization for Endurance in Life and Triathlon with Greg Bennett


While knowing your physio is important in living your best everyday life, it is essential for professional athletes. Talking to us today about his time as an Olympic triathlete and beyond, is Greg Bennett, now motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. We dive in with Greg describing his incredible career, his journey to where he is now, and how he realized that it was time to retire. Greg has a passion for life and gives every opportunity his all, and he explains why this is so good for his (and potentially your!) mental health. We also hear about the state of introspection achieved when doing a triathlon, the thoughts that went through Greg’s head when racing, and what the different triathlon formats are. Greg also shares how has maintained his identity post retiring, how he continuously builds his relationship with his wife through positivity, why helping yourself inspires others to help you, and the importance of grounding yourself in the modern world. We wrap up the episode with some anecdotes about the crazy training regimes Greg did in the ’90s, how the approach to an athlete’s training has changed and the importance of nutrition and good sleeping habits from a retired athlete’s perspective. For a fascinating discussion, some great tips and tricks on how to get into visualization (no matter the task: race or life event), and the benefits of being resilient, tune in today! 

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The health benefits of Biostrap and where to use your discount code! 
  • An introduction to Greg Bennett, and his incredible journey as a triathlete and beyond. 
  • How Greg realized when enough was enough, physically. 
  • Why doing everything to your full potential is key to your mental health and emotional wellbeing. 
  • The introspection that doing a triathlon opens within people. 
  • Breaking down the distances in different triathlons, and the formats Greg enjoyed. 
  • The thoughts that go through your mind during a triathlon, and the lessons Greg learned along his journey. 
  • How visualization helped Greg. 
  • What Greg feels set him apart as an athlete: talent, hard work, and opportunity. 
  • Why resilience is so key to being a professional athlete, and how early life experiences can shape this characteristic.
  • How Greg has maintained his identity through his retirement: his family, his health, and his work. 
  • Why putting yourself out there motivates others to help you, and Greg’s advice on helping yourself. 
  • Greg’s tips on visualization during both physical and static training.  
  • Why being “Always on” nowadays is so bad for us, and how Greg and Andrés ground themselves. 
  • How Greg met his wife, Laura, and his appreciation for her and what they have together. 
  • Why people should sit down with their partners to talk about their strengths. 
  • Looking back at the diet and fitness trends Greg used to go through in training in the ‘80s.
  • Approaching weight in athletes, and the differences between male and female athletes. 
  • The difference in nutrition from being a professional athlete to being a retired one. 
  • Why sleep and evening routines are so crucial to productivity. 
  • How knowing his physio has helped Greg as an athlete. 

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Bennett Endurance

The Greg Bennett Show

The Greg Bennett Show on Instagram

AnyQuestion

Ed Baker on LinkedIn

Hunter Kemper on Team USA

Outliers: The Story of Success

Psycho-Cybernetics

Dr. Tommy Wood Episode on Be With Champions

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

Andrés Preschel

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046: Hack Your Morning, Form a Habit, and Help Those you Love with Joshua Holland


Welcome back to part two of the awareness shift discussion with high performance and health optimization coach, Joshua Holland. We launch right in with some great tips to biohack your mornings, from inversion and manually grinding coffee beans to the products that Andrés and Josh use. We discuss the steps towards forming a habit, and how positive self-talk can impact your perceptions around starting on the path to achieving a goal. The Awareness Shift centers on five pillars of quality, but without a baseline (which you can’t achieve without awareness), you have no idea how you are improving. To highlight the importance of awareness in achieving goals, Josh gives us his definition of what it means, and an example of how it can be used to help someone achieve the “simple” goal of losing weight. Andrés describes the SMART acronym, and we hear how this links to Josh’s method of coaching. We also take a deep dive into spirituality, how Josh perceives people as energy beings, and why this is key to awareness of those around you. Tune in to hear personal stories from both Josh and Andrés about their relationships with their fathers, and the struggle of making a loved one aware of what their poor health choices are doing to them. We wrap up this inspiring, emotional journey across two episodes with how you can change the narrative with your loved ones. You don’t want to miss this special episode. 

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why you should be using Biostrap to help advance your health. 
  • Welcome back to Joshua Holland for part two of the awareness shift discussion. 
  • The cognitive enhancement stacks Josh is using right now: Blue-Cannatine. 
  • How Josh starts a new habit, and his advice on the baby steps to take.
  • Why positive self-talk is key in making a habit and the benefits of movement. 
  • The products Andrés and Josh use, from KetonAid to Olympic RX, to improve their productivity. 
  • Josh’s definition of what an awareness shift is, and why a baseline is crucial. 
  • Why the pillars of awareness in Josh’s book center around the concept of quality. 
  • How to shift your quality awareness when working to lose weight. 
  • Why people should use SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goals.
  • How having a coach like Josh can help you maintain awareness. 
  • The physiology underlying alcohol consumption, and how Josh encourages making healthy choices when drinking. 
  • What spirituality means to Josh, and the impact of the spiritual revolution on health and wellness. 
  • Changing the narrative with your toxic family members, and elevating the energy flows using conversation. 
  • Josh’s experience with his father’s poor health and how not saying anything was enabling him. 
  • Andrés’ experience with his own father’s health, and the inspiration he has gained from Josh’s situation. 
  • How the body stores pain and trauma, and what you can do to become aware of these problems. 
  • Why you should always start with compassion. 
  • The benefits of an eight-second hug, and why you should be expressing your appreciation to friends and family-alike. 

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Joshua Holland

Joshua Holland on Instagram

Simply Walk the Talk with Joshua Holland

The Awareness Shift

Live Vitae’s Troscriptions Blue-Cannatine

Know Your Physio Podcast 024: Nootropics, Work-Life Integration, and Health Optimization with Boomer Anderson

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

BioQuant

Weber Medical Systems

KetoneAid

WizardSciences Olympic RX

WizardSciences Neural RX

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Healing the Shame that Binds You

ApolloNeuro

Andrés Preschel

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045: The Awareness Shift (Part One) with Joshua Holland


To truly optimize your health and wellness, simple physical fitness training is not enough. Talking to us today about the role of awareness in our health is high performance and health optimization coach, Joshua Holland. We start the discussion with why Josh does what he does, and how his childhood experiences, his culture, and his martial arts training shaped him. We hear what awareness means to Josh, and how he’s used it in his own life. While awareness may be gained in one area of life, it extends across all areas, necessitating a multifaceted approach. We discover how you can plant the seeds of awareness in other people by asking great questions, and we hear how this has helped Josh in his coaching journey and with the clients (including some celebrities) he has worked with. Despite having a star-studded clientele, Josh has learned the importance of remaining low-key in gaining his client’s trust, and we hear how his business has grown as a result. Josh also co-authored The Awareness Shift, and we find out what drove him to write it and how he found his co-author. Tune in to hear why biohacking is sometimes too reliant on technology, how you can judge when you are ready to use it, and why, if something hasn’t worked for you, you should be asking yourself “Why not?”. Press play now to learn from a titan in the world of health and wellness and one of Andrés’ role models!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The benefits of Biostrap to your health.
  • Welcome to Joshua Holland, biohacker, state-of-the-art fitness trainer, holistic health coach, and sports professional.
  • Why Josh does what he does: how his childhood experiences, his culture, and his martial arts training shaped him.
  • The importance of a multifaceted approach to bringing awareness into your life.
  • How to plant the seed of awareness: asking great questions and being open to feedback.
  • Why health and fitness coaching has a psychological component.
  • Josh’s experience with celebrity clients, and what he’s learned about trust.
  • Why being understated and keeping a low-key profile has benefited Josh.
  • What inspired Josh to start podcasting and to write The Awareness Shift.
  • Josh’s four pillars of optimal health and wellness: quality sleep and recovery, quality consumption, quality activeness, and quality exercise.
  • How Tessa Cash’s experience with electrical muscle stimulation showed Josh the fifth pillar of optimal health and wellness.
  • Helping people with the answers they need even when they aren’t asking the deeper questions.
  • Why Josh doesn’t conform to the standard time units and types of exercises: breaking the constraints within the client.
  • Balancing the science and products behind biohacking, and the unconstrained approach Josh uses.
  • An example of some products that Josh initially liked, but then moved away from, and why.
  • How to guarantee that a lack of awareness is not what’s holding you back: checking the other four pillars.
  • Why you should never feel like you know it all!

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Joshua Holland

The Awareness Shift

NuCalm

Muse

ApolloNeuro

Andrés Preschel

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