Biohacker's Podcast

Biohacker's Podcast

Welcome to the Biohacker's Podcast, where we explore the intersection of technology, nature, and self-development. As biohackers, we view our bodies as complex systems that can be analyzed and probed in order to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. Through controlled experimentation, we pursue ways to optimize our physical and mental health, increase our longevity, and enhance our cognitive abilities. Join us as we delve into the latest research and innovative techniques in biohacking, while also exploring the natural world and how it can aid in our self-development. Produced by Biohacker Center, the leading healthspan optimization company focused on bringing you the world's best content, supplements, technologies, courses, and events to help you champion healthy habits, prolong your healthspan, and lead a productive life. Learn more at: https://www.biohackercenter.com read less
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Episodes

Releasing Trauma with Elina Kadaja
Jun 20 2024
Releasing Trauma with Elina Kadaja
In this episode, Teemu Arina meets Elina Kadaja to discuss the harrowing experiences which led to her becoming a trauma release therapist.Elina Kadaja is a renowned therapist specializing in transformative meditation, breathwork, and the mind-body connection. She has facilitated healing for over 2000 individuals through both private and group sessions. Elina's expertise lies in helping clients achieve profound peace, clarity, and trauma release, guiding them to reconnect with their true selves.Her approach is particularly effective for emotional and psychosomatic issues that resist conventional medical treatment. An avid traveler, Elina has enriched her practice with insights from ancient cultures, having trained extensively in Ecuador and India, where she became certified in tantra yoga and meditative therapies. She is joyful, curious, and always open to engaging in conversations about her global adventures and learnings.This conversation was recorded in June 2024.Visit https://elinasufia.com/ and follow @elinasufia_breathwork on Instagram to learn more!Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 A teaser of Elina Kadaja's gripping story00:36 Introduction by Teemu Arina02:05 Elina's background03:49 The relevance of an individual's story04:19 A classic case05:22 Trauma is not what happened, but the response06:40 A mother's lack of sleep07:49 Where in the body do we store emotions and trauma?10:40 Wilhelm Reich's body map13:03 Shaking things off (literally)13:38 Freeze, fight or flight15:56 Showing vulnerability is a challenge17:05 When breathwork goes wrong19:25 What you might now know about Arnold Schwarzenegger20:57 An example of astrology22:14 Elina's baby sister22:57 Elina tells her gripping story24:54 Emotional rollercoaster ride with a sociopath25:51 Not really a refugee camp27:00 The fate of children, women, and men under ISIS27:59 The escape plan29:50 Trapped in a nightmare30:23 Six hours at gunpoint32:07 Waiting for the bullet33:51 Taking the risk34:42 No PTSD for years36:25 Trauma response37:39 Expressing what is triggered is crucial40:27 Doing therapy work helps you unpack41:13 Rage is an important catalyst 42:45 Don't gaslight yourself43:55 Going through various trainings and meditations45:40 Discovering breathwork46:53 Altered states and micro trips48:34 Subconscious trust50:32 Mirroring each other's experiences51:00 Lack of proper communication tools52:05 Using dance movements to calculate the numbers53:06 We don't even know how to use our brains53:21 Just surrender in trust54:16 The difficulty of the hero's journey is a gift55:24 We come from oneness56:18 Elina's current goals and outlook58:52 Appreciating what you have needs the right frame of reference59:41 Elina's dream (the question she wanted to answer)60:33 Elina is coming to the Biohacker Summit61:01 How to get in touch and work with Elina
Detox Your Life with Warren Phillips
May 20 2024
Detox Your Life with Warren Phillips
Warren Phillips, AKA the Non-Toxic Dad, joins Teemu Arina to explore the many aspects of non-toxic living.After completing his master’s in geology, Warren worked as a scientist for several years. However, his focus shifted when he started struggling with unusual health issues and started noticing the harmful effects toxins had on his health. This sparked his passion for researching and promoting a toxin-free lifestyle.Warren discovered solutions to his health struggles through his healing journey and years of research. He realized that many illnesses and chronic conditions people face are caused by exposure to toxins in our environment, food, and everyday products.Warren’s mission is to help others achieve healthy and happy toxin-free living. He believes that toxins should be “canceled” and that everyone can live healthier by making simple changes to their daily routines. As a father, he understands the importance of teaching children how to live toxin-free lives. He has made it his goal to educate families on the dangers of toxins and the benefits of a toxin-free lifestyle.This conversation was recorded in April 2024.Visit https://nontocixdad.com/ and follow @nontoxicdad on Instagram to learn more!Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina00:23 Warren's detox story04:23 How Non-Toxic Dad came about05:58 Teemu's take on exposure to toxins07:17 Lack of exposure to nature impacts resilience07:59 American housing and mold08:46 "You've got to be eating dirt"10:24 Christianity vs. dominating nature10:50 Focus on the solution or make an excuse to fail11:30 Fire protectants on furniture are toxic12:45 Having plants in your home is essential14:11 What can we do to naturally biohack our body?14:58 We sacrifice health for growth17:05 How to minimize toxin exposure20:40 Melatonin can mess you up22:29 Detoxing goes beyond chemicals23:33 Where to put an air purifier24:55 Most threats are invisible to the naked eye26:50 On microplastics27:58 Polyester causes infertility29:21 LEDs vs. light bulbs30:17 Silicone pastry molds are not inert31:34 "BPA-free" doesn't mean "non-toxic"32:28 Frying pans from carbon steel and stainless steel33:59 Treating wooden cutting boards35:09 Electric or gas stove?35:35 Don't waste energy36:15 Make better decisions every day38:32 It's important to invest in quality39:43 Don't buy new cars, "new car smell" is toxins off-gassing41:31 Caring for children44:45 Using binders such as zeolites45:51 Carbon does not bind heavy metals47:46 Detoxing with sauna50:58 More detox tips & tricks54:38 Awareness around mold & Mikhaila Peterson56:44 The most toxic thing we are doing is fragrances58:47 You can make your own laundry detergent60:04 Cell membrane integrity is crucial for longevity61:12 Figure out the bottlenecks in your detox routines62:29 Home Sick Home, a docu miniseries with Pedram Shojai64:00 Why you should come to the Biohacker Summit
Primer to Functional Mushrooms with Maximilian Endter
Apr 29 2024
Primer to Functional Mushrooms with Maximilian Endter
Teemu Arina dives into the world of Functional Mushrooms with Maximilian Endter, co-founder of Smaints.Maximilian's passion is to explore the potential of human beings. As a biohacker, mycologist and the co-founder of Smaints, he has made it his mission to combine the ancient teachings of traditional medicine with the modern findings of science - and to share it with the world.This not only manifested in the form of products loved by thousands of people, but also practical ideas for reaching your highest potential. Max's personal journey to optimal gut health 8 years ago led him not only to the incredible effects of functional mushrooms, but also to discovering everyday biohacks with the greatest possible leverage.This conversation was recorded in April 2024.Visit https://smaints.de/ and follow @smaints_mushrooms on Instagram to learn more!Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina01:30 Maximilian's background and the story behind Smaints04:34 What Smaints stands for06:11 About Yaks and Cordyceps08:27 The first kingdom on Earth was the Mushroom Kingdom09:32 The key pathways affected by several popular fungi12:31 Agaricus Blazei vs. Hashimoto's Disease, Cancer and Blood Sugar15:03 Oxalates, Antioxidants, Selenium, Red-Belted Conk16:44 Why the origin of your mushroom products is so important17:25 The powers of Reishi20:52 What is Maximilian's favourite Functional Mushroom and why?25:03 A mushroom that supports Sedentary Cognitive Work26:19 Certain fungi may have effects which haven't been fully studied yet 27:17 More powerful mushroom protips from Maximilian28:37 Maitake vs. drugs in Fertility Treatments29:58 Coprinus Paleotropicus and Blood Sugar31:13 Birch Polypore and Skin Health31:58 Paul Stamets, Turkey Tail and the European Market33:23 Oyster Mushrooms are actually Functional Mushrooms34:18 Different extraction methods for mushroom products35:06 Why vegetable glycerin extracts are interesting36:34 The benefits of triple extraction38:35 Thoughts behind Smaints products and mushroom use in everyday life41:25 Visit https://smaints.de for more information (also available in English)42:15 Availability of lab certificates43:06 Smaints at the Biohacker Summit 10-year Anniversary (July 2-3, 2024)
EMF Radiation & Protection with Hagen Thiers
Mar 13 2024
EMF Radiation & Protection with Hagen Thiers
Hagen Thiers, CEO of Waveguard, joins Teemu Arina to debunk common misconceptions around the harmful effects of EMF radiation and look into the effectiveness of various available countermeasures.As a child, Hagen was electro-sensitive. Headaches, dizziness, sleep and concentration problems were part of his everyday life. A significant percentage of western population has to deal with similar effects of electrosmog. For Hagen, escaping into areas with no EMF pollution wasn’t a permanent solution.This is why, back in 2008, he embarked on a mission to develop a product which would offer true protection against electromagnetic radiation.Since 2019, numerous scientific studies conducted by renowned institutions such as the Fraunhofer Institute have confirmed the effectiveness of Waveguard's Qi technology. Further studies are in progress, setting the company apart from the competition with a thorough commitment to factual science.This conversation was recorded in November 2023.Visit https://waveguard.com and follow Hagen Thiers on Instagram @emf_coach to learn more!Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina01:00 Hagen's background01:40 We are surrounded by pollution02:55 Escaping into nature04:45 Hagen's 3-month travel to Lapland06:02 Natural light restores circadian rhythm07:38 EMF radiation and its sources09:08 How technological progress outpaced long-term studies11:25 Constant exposure to high frequencies13:00 The combination of multiple stressors is the problem15:15 Teemu's countermeasures19:07 The vast quality gat between research instututes19:28 Fraunhofer Institute can't be bought with sponsor money21:44 Placebo-controlled testing23:20 Intensifying stressors & measurement points25:21 Dark Field Microscopy is not legitimate28:02 Put this plastic sticker on your phone29:33 If this works, it's a jammer, but it's not jamming...30:08 How to actually reduce electromagnetic field strength31:16 Proper testing & controlled conditions33:00 Depolarizing EMFs reduces the impact on the body34:25 Size matters - a necklace won't cut it35:56 Having a low phone signal is dangerous36:35 Reducing the impact of phone calls39:00 What's more dangerous, WiFi, Bluetooth or a 5G phone call?40:26 Standing in the line of fire for 12 antennas41:23 If someone calls their signal reduction tech "proprierary" it's a scam42:23 If you hear "quantum", RUN42:49 "Anti-EMF stickers" all come from the same factory in China43:17 Hagen now lives in Dubai and has 100 Wi-Fi signals around his apartment44:04 Free educational content on Instagram @emf_coach44:20 How to use Waveguard products for best results45:45 Reconnecting with nature helps restore balance47:40 EMF radiation is harmful whether you believe it or not49:25 "One short phone call before bed..."50:48 Knowledge base on waveguard.com51:34 Fraunhofer Institute was given randomized samples52:38 Hagen will speak at the Biohacker Summit in July
Corrective Exercises with Tateki Matsuda
Feb 19 2024
Corrective Exercises with Tateki Matsuda
Teemu Arina and Tateki "Tech" Matsuda discuss various exercises and daily habits to counteract the compound effects of a sedentary lifestyle, such as bad posture and lack of movement.Tateki Matsuda, originally from Tokyo, Japan, transitioned from a baseball player to a martial artist after discovering kickboxing in his youth. Despite lacking formal training, his dedication led him to excel in full-contact karate tournaments in Japan. Moving to the U.S. for education, he earned degrees in Sports Movement Science while simultaneously forging a career in MMA, culminating in his UFC debut in 2014.Tateki attributes his success to the support of his team, sponsors, and fans, emphasizing the importance of growth and teamwork in his journey. Multicultural experiences in Thailand and Brazil enriched his perspective, and he remains committed to continuous challenge and personal development, both in and out of the cage.Tateki is also a valued member of the Biohacker Center team and manages the upcoming Biohacker Summit in Tokyo, Japan, which will take place in October 2024. He is a popular speaker and hosts engaging functional movement workshops at the Biohacker Summit and Retreat experiences.This conversation was recorded in December 2023.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina03:21 Tateki's background05:14 From baseball to martial arts07:09 Martial arts is as much a mental sport as a physical one07:44 Injuries and rehabilitation09:14 How Teemu healed his sports injuries10:32 The importance of nutrition12:34 Injury recovery: to rest or not to rest?13:24 The dangerous life of a desk warrior15:38 Devices for relieving stress17:35 Repetition and consistency aid recovery19:07 Sauna, massage guns, red light19:52 The body chooses the path of least resistance20:49 Sedentary PC worker life22:43 Deadlifts vs. posterior tilt24:53 Core activation for better posture26:06 Why Tateki focuses on mobility26:51 Wearables for tracking muscle activation29:52 The importance of correct eye level and posture when working32:17 Low-cost methods to optimize ergonomics on the go33:39 Saddle chairs & male reproductive health35:15 The Pomodoro Technique35:45 Tateki's everyday "snackcercises"37:11 Kettlebell swings vs. ab crunches38:20 X3 bar & Dr. Jaquish38:50 Becoming the Supple Leopard39:44 A surprising spot for back pain massage46:26 Tateki's exercises will be on HoloHabits47:26 Back pain is common, but easily treatable47:45 Nutrition and recovery aids48:38 Learning about your body opens new possibilities49:57 Psoas, balloons and Airofit50:45 The cause of pain is upstream or downstream from the pain52:12 Learn more about devices at biohackercenter.com52:23 Upcoming events, Biohacker Summits Helsinki & Tokyo, Ibiza Retreat52:51 Follow Tateki on Instagram: @tatekimatsuda
Self-Transformation with Pavel Stuchlik
Jan 13 2024
Self-Transformation with Pavel Stuchlik
Pavel Stuchlik (NOA|AON) joins Teemu Arina for a truly profound exploration of different perspectives on the self through mindful presence, meditation and manifestation.Pavel is an expert in self-realization technique & application, international conscious DJ/Producer, a serial impact entrepreneur & investor, a certified Ambassador of Peace and a Wim Hof Method instructor. NOA means movement, AON means "all or none". NOA|AON is bringing people back to their center in union with others. He created the BDM method to combine all of the most effective tools and wisdom from around the world to share with others.Learn more about Pavel and NOA|AON at https://www.noaaon.com!This conversation was recorded in December 2023.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina03:46 Pavel's background04:43 First steps as an entrepreneur05:25 Professional cycling06:09 The first burnout06:38 Biohacking and Wim Hof06:55 Travelling to the USA & starting businesses08:54 Leaving Orange Theory & the second burnout09:25 Outside the comfort zone every 3 months10:10 The first darkroom experience & vision of NOA|AON11:27 Workshops & retreats11:40 Losing everything & starting fresh12:39 Teemu reacts to Pavel's story; darkness retreats15:25 Pavel's repeated 10-day darkroom experiences18:08 How the body & mind respond to complete isolation21:20 More details on the darkroom22:34 The process of unhooking; from darkroom to everyday life26:07 Everything is connected; micro to macro27:25 Learning through love & joy as opposed to pain28:04 Teemu's take on processing trauma30:31 The misconception of "success"32:09 Life is a lot simpler than we make it seem32:28 The "me", "we" and "be"33:53 Software directs hardware; mind directs body35:13 Disengaging the autopilot36:43 Some people get wet, others feel the rain on their skin37:23 Teemu recalls how Pavel handled a mishap at the Biohacker Summit in Amsterdam 202239:03 The difference between surrender and not giving a f*ck; react or accept40:32 Teemu remembers handling a blackout during a well-prepared presentation42:19 How Android Jones handled losing all his work in a fire43:48 Every loss leads to a new gain44:53 Five physical senses & four spiritual senses48:33 When you think, you don't know; when you know, you don't need to think50:03 From "me" to "we"52:29 The four-step process54:14 Wake up, clean up, power up, and rest up54:42 Teemu's detachment from materialism & the minimalist approach56:19 Obsessive control & psychosomatic feedback57:48 When your belief system starts to rule you58:46 We have to be OK when things don't go our way59:06 Darkroom experiences vs. biohacking60:15 Reframing the concept of a virus/pandemic61:51 "System Reset" - how it works & a basic exercise66:38 Teemu's experiment with HRV monitors during a stressful 2-day event68:48 Another simple breathing exercise to increase HRV69:50 Body awareness - where am I?71:17 Pay attention to the silence beneath the noise72:32 Breathing & its effects during a conversation74:28 Listening vs. listening to oneself75:26 Recalling an entire conversation76:35 It's not easy to be social when you've reached a certain level of conversation77:20 The plane mantra77:56 Humility in the face of the very idea of manned flight79:27 Where to learn more about...
Red Light & Photobiomodulation with Sarah Turner
Dec 28 2023
Red Light & Photobiomodulation with Sarah Turner
In this episode, Sarah Turner joins Teemu Arina to discuss every aspect of Red Light therapy and Photobiomodulation. They cover the effects of different wavelengths of light and recommended types of devices for different treatments and use cases.Sarah Turner has a postgraduate degree in Clinical Neuroscience from Roehampton University in London. She also holds BSc degrees in Psychological Sciences and Nutritional Medicine from Westminster University and Thames Valley University, respectively. Currently, she is pursuing a diploma in Photobiomodulation at the University of Montpellier in France. During the initial decade of her career, Sarah worked as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. Her role involved planning and conducting experiments to examine the impact of electrostatics on physiology.Sarah actively participates in the Biohacker movement and has had the opportunity to interview prominent thought leaders, visionaries, and experts in the field of Biohacking. Through these interactions, she has gained a deep understanding of the crucial role of physics in relation to biology. This has ignited her interest in the areas of quantum biology in health, photomedicine, and consciousness studies. Sarah's primary focus lies in photobiomodulation, which involves utilizing specific light wavelengths and pulsed frequencies to enhance optimal functioning, with a specific emphasis on brain-related issues. As the Co-Founder and CEO of CeraThrive, she spearheads the production of a red light therapy system that specifically targets the gut-brain connection.Learn more about Sarah and CeraThrive at https://www.cerathrive.comThis conversation was recorded in November 2023.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina01:00 Sarah's background02:40 What contributed to the popularity of photobiomodulation?04:09 Targeted effects of red and near-infrared light07:14 The method formerly known as LLLT and PPM08:35 Activation of cytochrome c oxidase09:31 Increased blood flow10:31 Collagen production11:17 Headaches11:51 Sleep and glymphatic drainage12:45 Improving one system benefits another14:33 Stimulating different organs16:22 The body is always trying to return to homeostasis20:15 Red light will not produce a tan22:51 Mitochondria retransmit light23:56 We are beings of light25:33 Sarah's favourite applications of photobiomodulation27:58 Targeting the gut to reach the brain30:40 Degenerative diseases32:30 Mental health issues34:09 The skull: skin and brain36:47 Mouth bacteria management with Lumoral37:56 Red light as a non-invasive method of treatment41:37 Different types of red light devices43:26 It's difficult to overdose red light44:13 How to best treat joint pain45:58 Influencers are misrepresenting the use of devices46:34 When to choose red vs. near-infrared light47:31 Be careful with red light on your genitals49:52 Your body (and common sense) will tell you if you're doing it wrong50:36 Reproductive health51:20 Red light therapy for race horses and farm animals53:07 Wake-up lights vs. red light during the winter54:43 Where to find out more about Sarah's device
Spermidine for Longevity with Leslie Kenny
Dec 17 2023
Spermidine for Longevity with Leslie Kenny
In this episode, Leslie Kenny joins Dr. Olli Sovijärvi to discuss the various health benefits of Spermidine, its natural food sources, and recommended supplementation.Leslie Kenny is an Oxford-based entrepreneur born in California and a graduate of Berkeley and Harvard Business School. In her 30s, her life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with an array of autoimmune conditions - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and hypothyroidism. Her doctors told her there was no cure and that they could only be managed with strong immunosuppressants.Raised with the mentality that it's best to work with your body's innate wisdom to heal itself, Leslie chose to instead support her immune system in its natural abilities. As well as becoming a certified health coach, Leslie began helping scientists at leading European universities, including the University of Oxford, to raise money for their health discoveries.It was at a meeting with one such scientist that she learned of a compound called spermidine. Because it was a natural and food-derived compound, not a drug that would bring in more money, no one was interested in promoting it. So with the support of esteemed University of Oxford scientists and doctors that make up our Board of Scientific and Clinical Advisors, Leslie launched Oxford Healthspan with its flagship product, the plant-derived spermidine supplement Primeadine®.Learn more about Leslie and Oxford Healthspan at https://www.oxfordhealthspan.com!This conversation was recorded in November 2023.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Dr. Olli Sovijärvi01:25 Spermidine basics02:16 Micronutrients in semen02:53 Babies need spermidine, mothers lose hair04:02 It's not just about SAM-e05:41 Spermidine for recovery07:46 Natural food sources08:58 A healthy gut is crucial09:37 Bacteria that make Spermidine10:32 Top 3 food sources14:00 Chlorella as a source of spermidine15:18 The optimal dose17:02 Avoiding anti-nutrient dense foods, alternative diets20:30 Long term effects, hallmarks of aging22:39 The Goldilocks Zone and fertility25:50 Other benefits of spermidine & Primeadine28:00 The Salvage Pathway of polyamines29:41 When should you start supplementing?
Functional Mushrooms with Eric Puro
Dec 9 2023
Functional Mushrooms with Eric Puro
In this episode, Eric Puro joins Teemu Arina for a broad exploration of Functional Mushrooms. As the CEO of KÄÄPÄ Biotech, a pioneering biotechnology company, Eric is at the forefront of unraveling the science behind fungi and their profound impact on human health.With a passion for pushing boundaries, Eric has revolutionized mushroom cultivation in Finland, setting new industry standards. His expertise extends beyond entrepreneurship; he's a member of the executive committee of the International Medicinal Mushroom Society, amplifying his commitment to advanced use of Medicinal Mushrooms.In the ever-evolving landscape of health and wellness, functional mushrooms have become a top-selling ingredient category. Eric delves into the traditions surrounding them across cultures, the importance of proper lab testing and high production standards, and the massive but as of yet barely explored potential of mushrooms in contemporary medicine.Learn more about Eric and Kääpä at https://www.kaapamushrooms.com!This interview was recorded after Biohacker Summit Amsterdam 2023.Visit https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina01:27 Eric's background & the origins of Kääpä03:56 Nature connection & superfood abundance in Finland07:51 How Eric got "into mushrooms"09:34 Compounds found in functional mushrooms11:39 Erroneous lab testing procedures14:10 Those products are not cheap, so you better not be paying for sawdust15:32 EU regulations are a good thing16:30 10 years of Biohacker Summit, 10 years of mushroom products17:52 The mystery around Soma, "magic" mushroom marketing & psychedelics20:20 How functional mushrooms became a trend21:32 Specific uses of different mushrooms24:10 Cordyceps sinensis vs. militaris26:13 Cordyceps approval in EU27:16 How to get your hands on "free samples" from Kääpä!27:43 Amanita Muscaria33:20 Other psychedelic compounds34:23 Be very careful and identify mushrooms properly when picking them!36:30 Psychedelics and the endocannabinoid system37:06 The Default Mode Network38:54 Finnish state-supported functional mushroom therapy trials41:35 Boundary dissolution and empathy42:45 Psychedelic Mushrooms for World Peace44:17 It starts with deprogramming yourself45:07 Prominent figures experiencing life change after psychedelic use47:18 Empathy and sense of community48:53 The cultivation of mushrooms50:18 The Global Mycelial Network51:49 The theme for the Biohacker Summit Anniversary and its meaning55:49 The nutraceutical industry vs. the public healthcare system59:06 Mushrooms are closer to humans than plants60:07 What real healthcare is actually like60:47 The red conk mushroom as an example of what could be64:34 Why it's so very important to check your sources & lab tests67:08 Only the best quality companies will survive the "mushboom"67:45 Kääpä as a supplier for other high-quality brands68:08 Chaga Risotto69:02 Words of gratitude and The Mushroom Coffin
Dietary Paradigms with Wade Lightheart
Sep 13 2023
Dietary Paradigms with Wade Lightheart
In this episode, Teemu Arina sits down with expert nutritionist Wade Lightheart who, together with Matt Gallant, founded BIOptimizers and wrote The Ultimate Nutrition Bible. They discuss various approaches to discovering, analyzing and fine-tuning a person's individual optimal diet through testing and controlled experimentation.Many currently established paradigms are based on misconceptions, assumptions, influencer-generated trends and, quite simply, the lack of proper data. As such, dietary choices are often based on generic cliché paths towards desired outcomes such as weight loss, when in fact there is no universally healthy diet especially in regard to maintaining a long healthspan. What works and is sustainable for one person may be harmful to another due to differences in genetics and gut health, which Wade illustrates by juxtaposing his own plant-based diet with Matt Gallant's ketogenic approach and providing various other examples as he explains his concept of the Pyramid of Nutritional Decisions.Learn more about Wade, Matt and BiOptimizers at https://www.bioptimizers.com!This presentation was recorded in November 2023.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina01:10 Wade Lightheart's journey6:45 The Tribalistic Mosh Pit of Diets8:10 Biohacker's Handbook and Quality of Ingredients9:40 Dietary Paradigms as Monocultures13:00 Limitations Imposed by Various Diets17:55 Every Diet Change Works For A Limited Time20:35 Testing, Goals and the Aspect of Longevity24:55 You Are Your Own Best Nutrition Expert26:10 Different Diet Goals by Age26:50 Cultural and Societal Impositions on Dietary Restrictions30:00 "Cheat Days" AKA re-feeding33:00 Superfood and Upgraded Beverages35:35 Nutrigenomics: Choosing Optimal Food Sources36:55 Histamine vs. Mediterranean Diet39:13 Foundational Aspect & Performance Aspect of Diets40:15 Research Is Often Based on Incoherent Selection of Test Candidates41:18 The Importance of Verifying Individual Genetic Food Requirements43:43 Supplementing for Dietary Experimentation: Probiots, Gluten Guardian46:05 The Story Behind BIOptimizers Kapex47:08 The Biohacker Summit Gathers The World's Foremost Dietary Experts48:54 How Gut Health Influences Cognitive Health53:58 Civilization Has Become a Biological Stressor54:53 Indigenous Tribes and Connection to Nature57:16 Modern Culture Changed the Makeup of the Food We Eat; GMO60:05 Maintaining Balance & Flexibility in Dietary Choices62:28 There is no Silver Bullet, but Testing is Now Easily Accessible64:48 Nutrition is Technology Interacting with Your Body's Technology
The Dark Side of Biohacking with Teemu Arina
Aug 28 2023
The Dark Side of Biohacking with Teemu Arina
Teemu Arina discusses the dark side of biohacking and personal development, including the concept of the "wounded healer” in the health space, the dangers inherent in developing online personas, how the mask can start to dominate one's life, and how trauma is often the root cause of never-ending personality development. He emphasizes the importance of becoming aware of one's own story and developing mental, social, and spiritual resilience. Arina also voices concerns about becoming addicted to achievements and pleasing others, noting how it creates a false sense of self. Ultimately, he encourages individuals to wake up to who they really are.The presentation was recorded at the Health Optimisation Summit 2023 in London, UK.Teemu Arina has a professional career of two decades as a professional biohacker, author, and speaker. Mr. Arina is one of the forefront figures of the biohacking movement. He is the co-author of the bestselling Biohacker’s Handbook series, curator of Biohacker Summit, host of the Biohacker’s Podcast, and co-founder of the Biohacker Center.Adam Parker is a detox specialist, podcaster, and speaker. He is also a certified Primal Health Coach and the host of the Ideal Day Podcast. Adam joins Teemu to discuss the content of his presentation.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Check https://biohackersummit.com/xlondon for the event on September 1, 2023!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:0:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina0:02:51 The Dark Side of Health and Wellness Conferences0:12:27 Biohacking for Healthspan Optimization0:22:43 Models of Self and Others0:33:30 The Importance of Resilience in Different Aspects of Life0:34:06 Introduction by Adam Parker0:38:36 Wounded Healers and the Search for Perfection0:42:11 Recognizing Shadows and Disconnect in the Health Space0:45:18 Biohacking and Lack of Depth0:54:03 Perfecting oneself for personal gain vs. making a meaningful impact0:57:03 Exploring consciousness through psychedelics and alternative techniques1:04:28 Embracing Imperfection and Connecting with Humility1:13:14 The Dark Side of Biohacking and Inner Work1:19:14 Today's Malformed Leaders and the Deeper Question1:22:24 Biohacker Summit Events and Facilitating Conversations1:25:38 Experiencing Nature with actual Foragers
Biohacking Beauty with Roberta Whitney
Aug 25 2023
Biohacking Beauty with Roberta Whitney
Roberta Whitney has over 30 years experience in the beauty sector starting from a career as an international model and eventually pivoting to Beauty Therapy (Cosmetology), Beauty Tech, Beauty manufacturing and now Beauty Consulting. She teaches positive ageing protocols to beauty and wellness seekers, and offers action steps for building and obtaining a healthy balance within mind, body and soul.As a positive ageing devotee, she doesn't like the term “anti-ageing”. Ageing is inevitable, but looking and feeling old does not have to be. It's not just about wrinkles. Roberta explores what ageing means in our modern world today - the connection between not just looking good, but feeling good. Finding ways to optimize beauty and overall wellness are important when you want to live not just longer, but with more energy and vitality. Human health optimization is the answer, and it is the main topic of today's conversation between Roberta and Teemu Arina which is a deep dive on nutrition, recovery, sleep, the connection to nature, balance with your ecosystem and how all of that impacts on a person's physical and mental health.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina02:31 Roberta Whitney's background03:24 Teemu Arina's background & Biohacker's Handbook04:02 About the Biohacker Summit07:12 The gut-brain axis08:52 Epigenetic changes through an optimized diet11:28 Red light therapy & heat alteration12:51 Building resilience14:39 Roberta also recommends red light & sauna15:42 "Organic" is often a misleading label16:30 Find the right product for your skin condition16:31 More about red light19:49 Adding humidity to real & infrared sauna21:34 The role oil plays on your skin22:39 The best oils to use on the skin23:44 Different products for different skin feel24:59 Beeswax, hemp oil, grapeseed, shea butter etc.28:24 Feet soaks, peppermint, tea tree oil29:18 Who was Teemu before he became a biohacker?30:54 Growing up & Everyman's Right in Finland34:44 Fundamentals of biohacking42:04 Where to start if you don't know anything about biohacking43:59 The two crucial things to focus on: sleep and gut health49:09 What to do if you have to take antibiotics51:49 Roberta's role as a guinea pig for her clients54:44 Which is worse, vegan or vegetarian?59:29 The advantages of eating meat1:00:49 Shellfish don't suffer, just eat them1:02:11 Cooking: don't destroy the ingredients1:04:24 If you're gonna be a vegan, you better know what you're doing1:05:46 A diverse diet adjusted to your individual needs is key to longevity1:07:31 Barbecue is delicious, just not really healthy...1:08:36 ...but you can enjoy it in moderation1:10:39 Good nutrition is about balance, not fundamentalism1:13:44 Know your body, eat accordingly1:16:54 Going too extreme on diets ruins your balance with your ecosystem1:08:04 Teemu's personal perspective on biohacking1:22:59 If you think of your body as a temple, take care of it1:23:54 Life is difficult, so you better enjoy it1:26:24 Breathwork modalities, Soma, Wim Hof1:29:42 If Teemu were to develop a superpower, what would it be?1:31:09 Upcoming biomarker app release, Biohacker Summit London and Amsterdam
Altered Brain States with Garnet Dupuis
Jul 25 2023
Altered Brain States with Garnet Dupuis
Teemu Arina sits down for a fantastic conversation with Garnet Dupuis. Get ready for a deep dive on how western culture approached, embraced and sometimes misunderstood Eastern mysticism, hear different generations' perspectives on societal change, learn more about Altered Brain States and the technology behind the NeuroVIZR!Garnet Dupuis is the CCO of Lucid Studios/NeuroVIZR, He currently resides in the tropical mountain rainforest near Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. A life-long meditator and practitioner of Tibetan Dzogchen, Garnet is also active in wild animal rescue and conservation and has built, manages and funds a sanctuary for apes.Besides an incredible wealth of life experience, Garnet has a broad education including college, university and graduate trainings in Classical and Clinical Homeopathy, Oriental Medicine, Massage Therapy/Bodywork, Hydrotherapy, Remedial Exercise, Biofeedback, Psychology and English Literature.Learn more about Garnet and the NeuroVIZR at https://www.neurovizr.com!Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction03:15 The value of constant learning04:15 Garnet's life experience05:30 The two "pills" that changed society06:40 Travelling before Social Media08:10 The freedom of Counterculture09:20 How different generations perceive cultural change13:30 Growing up amidst technological milestones14:20 How progress impacts the average healthspan15:35 Let's play The Imagination Game16:50 Why the Hippie generation had an interest in the Orient18:10 The key experience of finding yourself19:55 Asian spiritual traditions had things figured out a long time ago21:25 How much was really Lost in Translation27:15 Oriental spirituality vs. Fast Food Culture and consumerism28:40 Seeking revelations in India vs. the Amazon30:55 Teemu's first exposure to mystical experiences33:40 Nature is not different from ourselves, we are an aspect of it34:10 Our brain is naturally psychedelic35:10 Psychoactive agents don't cause experiences, they tap into an ability36:45 Intense breathwork can induce altered states40:05 Transcendent experiences from meditation vs. compounds42:35 The magnetism of Eastern / Asian cultures44:30 What happens in October 202445:05 How to induce altered states using technology46:00 The concept of First Language47:50 The abstract nature of sound vs. music48:20 The experience is not what you see and hear, but the feeling evoked by those stimuli51:25 Fire flickers around Central Alpha52:30 Hallucinogens like LSD suppress Alpha53:40 Technology is catching up - we're close to manipulating light like we manipulate sound55:30 Teemu's take on the NeuroVIZR56:50 Agency is secondary to capacity57:05 Sane vs. unsane vs. insane58:00 Why a typical NeuroVIZR session lasts 11 minutes59:20 There won't be legislation that outlaws flickering lights60:55 NeuroVIZR induces neuroplastic change61:10 The benefits of an accessible, portable, immediate on/off experience62:20 Technological progress will connect photobiomodulation with other disciplines63:00 A NeuroVIZR collection to fit the theme of the upcoming Biohacker Summit: Expanding Consciousness64:45 To Go Out Of Your Mind At Least Once Per Day Is Tremendously Important65:30 The people Garnet is looking to work with in the future66:20 The idea is not to use light to express what the music is saying: explicit vs. implicit68:20 Brain Entrainment69:50 How to communicate information for positive...
Psychedelics for Therapeutic Optimization with Shawn Wells
Apr 18 2023
Psychedelics for Therapeutic Optimization with Shawn Wells
Join the world's top formulator Shawn Wells on how to use psychedelics for therapy. We also dive into microdosing protocols, mental health, and brain nutrition.Shawn Wells has formulated over 700 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 20 novel ingredients including Teacrine, Dynamine and Dihydroberberine and is now known as the Ingredientologist - the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. His book, "The ENERGY Formula" has been recognized by both USA Today and Forbes as well as an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories.This presentation was filmed during Biohacker Summit Amsterdam in October 2022.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina03:11 Shawn Wells' personal story04:20 Depression: You're Not Alone05:35 Money vs. Changes in Regulation06:18 The Importance of Facilitated Experiences07:26 Studies & Metrics09:19 It May Not Be Your Thing, But Let's Not Make It No One's Thing09:26 More Studies & Proper Setup10:12 Cures and Solutions Not Making It Out There10:32 Ketamine, the Speedster Antidepressant12:50 It's Not Just About Serotonin14:32 Psychedelics Don't All Work The Same Way16:46 It's About Dissociation and Neuroplasticity17:58 CBD vs. Mood, Pain, Inflammation & Immunity19:42 Getting Acetylcholine Back20:48 Microdosing and Noootropics23:53 Paraxanthine vs. Caffeine26:19 Insights on Microdosing29:53 Psychedelics and the Law
Peptides for Longevity with Dr. Daniel Stickler
Apr 6 2023
Peptides for Longevity with Dr. Daniel Stickler
Dr. Daniel Stickler, co-founder of the Apeiron Center for Human Potential, discusses the potential therapeutic applications of peptides in human health and performance. Peptides are short chains of amino acids found in various sources and have a range of biological functions, including the regulation of hormones, influencing neurotransmitters, and modulating the immune system. They can also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Dr. Stickler also presents a few examples of using wearable devices to gather biometrics, interpreting the data and acting on the insights gained to effect positive changes.The original presentation was filmed during Biohacker Summit Helsinki, Finland, in October 2019.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comKey moments and takeaways:00:00 Introduction by Teemu Arina01:10 Peptides for Performance and Health03:12 Examples of Peptide Applications06:20 Dr. Daniel Stickler: Biologics and Peptides09:12 Peptide Sequencing and Manufacturing10:07 Peptides and their Mechanism11:03 Neurologic Peptides11:58 Cerebrolysin14:27 Cellink15:41 Dihexa16:34 FGL17:28 Rg318:23 MT219:00 Peptides for Therapeutic Applications19:21 Data-Driven Health22:39 Measuring Stress and Adaptability23:49 Using Biometric Wearables 25:00 Measuring Sleep 24:43 Teemu Arina: Cautionary Advice on Peptide Use
Nutritional Ketosis with Dr. Jeff Volek
Mar 31 2023
Nutritional Ketosis with Dr. Jeff Volek
With two decades studying nutritional ketosis, Dr. Jeff Volek offers some amazing insights into the many health benefits of a ketogenic diet for human health and longevity.Dr. Volek is a registered dietitian and professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. For the last two decades, he has performed cutting-edge research on how humans adapt to ketogenic diets with a dual focus on clinical and performance applications of nutritional ketosis. His scholarly work includes more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and five books, and he has provided more than 200 lectures at scientific and industry conferences worldwide. His team at Ohio State University is currently focused on breaking open new applications related to nutritional ketosis. These studies explore the role of nutritional ketosis on cardio-metabolic status, ectopic fat accumulation in various tissues, tumor metabolism, and health outcomes in various types of cancer, and human physical and cognitive capabilities in military personnel.Dr. Volek is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health, a specialty medical clinic that reverses type 2 diabetes safely and sustainably, without the risks, costs, or side effects of medications or surgery. Dr. Volek has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in exercise physiology and Doctorate in kinesiology and nutrition from Pennsylvania State University.Electrolytes from Biohacker Center: https://biohackercenter.com/search?q=electrolyte&type=productCheck https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comSummary and takeaways:00:06 Introduction by Teemu Arina: the basics of ketosis01:58 Teemu introduces Dr. Jeff Volek03:07 Beginning of Dr. Jeff Volek's presentation04:35 Quick history on ketones05:26 The Golden Age of ketones (now)05:59 A primer on ketosis09:35 Ketogenic adaptation and fat burning11:41 Various methods of inducing ketosis12:47 Misconceptions about the ketogenic diet13:56 Clinical targets and applications of ketogenic diets14:09 Obesity crisis in the US & potential diabetes risks15:56 Ketosis vs. biomarkers17:22 Type-2 diabetes study19:14 Insane diet recommendations for diabetics19:43 Cancers vs. glucose21:06 Metastatic breast cancer trials21:51 Patient testimonial23:02 Tumor regression23:46 Neurological conditions, epilepsy, seizures24:15 Your brain prefers ketones25:21 Does the brain function more efficiently on ketones?25:47 Protection from hypoglycemia26:32 Neurocognitive performance improves27:03 Alzheimer's insights28:17 Traumatic Brain Injuries and paratroopers29:13 Applications in sports and miliary31:01 Study involving high-level athletes31:52 Fat oxidation in athletes on keto32:24 Glycogen levels maintained on keto: why?33:37 Obesity as a national security risk34:37 Unpublished (as of 2018) study & results37:28 Teemu thanks Dr. Volek37:39 Things to consider when attempting a ketogenic diet39:13 What is "keto-flu" and how to prevent it40:36 Cardiovascular biomarkers improve despite high fat content41:07 Strict vs. cyclical ketogenic diet (especially important for women!)42:30 Electrolyte product recommendations
Therapeutic Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung
Mar 21 2023
Therapeutic Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung
Dr. Jason Fung was born in 1973 and trained in Los Angeles and Toronto as a kidney specialist. He founded The Fasting Method to provide evidence-based advice for weight loss and managing blood sugars, focusing on low carbohydrate diets and intermittent fasting.Many of today’s chronic medical issues are related to diet and obesity, yet treatments are focused on medications and surgeries. If you don’t deal with the root cause, the problem never improves. A dietary problem requires a dietary solution.Dr. Fung is the author of The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, and The Diabetes Code. He is also the scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance and the managing director of the nonprofit organization Public Health Collaboration (Canada), an international group dedicated to promoting sound nutritional information.This presentation was filmed during Biohacker Summit Toronto, Canada, in 2018.Check https://biohackersummit.com for upcoming events & tickets!Devices, supplements, guides, books & quality online courses for supporting your health & performance: https://biohackercenter.comTimestamps:02:25 The type-2 diabetes epidemic03:51 Obesity epidemic and dietary changes07:36 Fasting and insulin11:16 Physiology of fasting14:53 Fasting for anti-aging18:30 Weight loss and metabolism23:01 Hunger during fasting25:49 Controlling food cravings30:46 Mental clarity during fasting33:01 Fasting and type-2 diabetes38:13 Fasting for diabetes treatment40:21 Therapeutic fasting benefits43:47 Fasting and ketone bodies