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LONGEVITY with Nathalie Niddam is your go-to podcast for diving deep into the science and protocols for increasing your healthspan. This podcast is all about nutrition, biohacking, longevity, peptides, bioregulators and more! Nathalie Niddam is a certified nutritionist, as well as a epigenetics and human potential coach.
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Did you know that your gallbladder plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and longevity? In today’s bonus episode, I dive deep into the importance of TUDCA, a bile acid that supports not only gallbladder and liver function but also has far-reaching effects on digestion, fat-soluble vitamin absorption, gut health, and even brain function.   Taking care of your gallbladder and liver is essential for optimal health. I share my personal experience with gallstones and how incorporating TUDCA into my supplement regimen has made a significant difference in my well-being, including improved sleep quality and reduced inflammation.   To learn more about the benefits of TUDCA, the crucial role of the gallbladder, and how to incorporate this supplement into your routine, be sure to tune in.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: LVLUP: Use code NAT10 to save 10% off at https://lvluphealth.com/   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/ Website: NatNiddam.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance   What I discuss: 03:03 The Importance of TUDCA for Bile Flow and Digestion 07:50 Supporting Liver Health and Mitochondria with Tudka 10:44 TUDCA’s Potential Benefits for Brain Health and Neurodegenerative Diseases 14:02 Personal Experience with TUDCA and Gallbladder Issues 25:01 The Importance of Sourcing High-Quality Supplements Key Takeaways: TUDCA is a bile acid that improves bile flow, digestion of fats, and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. It supports liver health, helps with the breakdown of cellular waste in mitochondria, and has beneficial effects on the microbiome. TUDCA may have potential benefits for brain health and neurodegenerative diseases. It can help with gallbladder issues, food tolerance, and lower liver enzymes. Combining TUDCA with other supplements, such as liver support and oxbile, can provide comprehensive liver and gallbladder support. It is important to source high-quality supplements from reputable companies.  
Could the health of your skin be one of the best predictors of chronic disease risk and mortality?    In today’s episode of The Longevity Podcast, Kiran Krishnan and I discuss how aging and dysfunction of skin, driven by changes in the skin microbiome, may actually precede and contribute to unhealthiness in the body, rather than simply reflecting it. Maintaining your skin's barrier function by supporting a balanced, diverse skin microbiome could be a crucial factor for health and longevity.   Our conversation delves into the science of the skin microbiome, how modern products and lifestyles impact it, and practical strategies to keep your skin's ecosystem thriving. Don't miss this episode, which may forever change how you think about skincare and healthy aging.   Kiran Krishnan is the chief microbiologist at Just Thrive with 20 years of experience in the dietary supplement and nutrition market. He comes from a strict research background, having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa.   To Try SIV Serum for yourself go to SIVCARE.com and use code NAT10 to save on your purchase   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Fatty15: Visit http://fatty15.com/NAT and use promo code NAT to save. Vitali: Visit https://www.vitaliskincare.com/discount/Nathalie20 and use code Nathalie20 to save on your order. Berkeley Life: Consumers may register and place an order using my code NIDDBL for 10% off at berkeleylife.com Young Goose: www.Younggoose.com. Use code NAT10 on first order and 5NAT for all future orders   Find more from Kiran Krishnan:  Instagram: @kiranbiome   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  03:05 GLP-1 Agonists and Gut Microbiome 19:27 The Barrier Function of the Skin and Aging 24:01 The Acid Mantle and pH of the Skin 28:12 The Role of Ceramides in Skin Health 39:07 Reinforcing and Supporting the Skin Microbiome 41:03 Quorum Sensing and Biome Balancing Serum 43:23 Application of Biome Balancing Serum 46:28 Improving Skin Health and Appearance 49:50 Maintaining Skin Health in a Toxic Environment 50:14 Ideal pH for Skincare Products   Key Takeaways The skin plays a crucial role in longevity and health span, acting as a dynamic barrier and protecting against toxins and pathogens. Maintaining the pH of the skin and the ceramide layer is essential for skin health and preventing age-related skin issues. Phytoceramides, obtained from plants, can help support the health of the skin and may be beneficial in skincare products. The majority of skin care products are not good for the skin microbiome, but it is not feasible to eliminate their use completely.  
Do you get enough sunlight? Most of us don't get adequate exposure to the sun's beneficial rays.    In today’s episode, I sit down with Gerardo Gutierrez (Guti), the creator of an innovative UV light device that mimics the healing properties of natural sunlight by delivering red, infrared, and UVB light frequencies in a specially formulated sequence. Guti shares insights from his research into how these different light bands impact our biology and overall well-being. Strategic sunlight exposure provides a wide range of health benefits - from boosting vitamin D, serotonin, and testosterone levels to improving conditions like eczema and psoriasis.    Overall, this conversation provides a nuanced understanding of light and its impact on our health. We discuss the benefits of light therapy and the MitoLux device.    A few years ago, Guti went through depression, low vitamin D levels, and other health issues. Instead of staying on medication long-term, he discovered the therapeutic benefits of sunlight exposure. Taking daily sunbaths allowed him to get off antidepressants and testosterone replacement therapy within just 3 months. Now Guti is on a mission to educate others about getting their "daily dose of sunshine" through strategic light exposure, whether from the sun itself or his therapeutic UV light invention.   To learn more about Mitolux go to Mitolux.com and use code Longevity10   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: UBLOCKOUT: Visit: UBLOCKOUT.com and use code NAT10 to save on your Ultimate Blackout Shade order. Troscriptions: Use code NATPODCAST at https://troscriptions.com/   Find more from Mitolux:  Website: https://mitolux.com/  Instagram: @mitoluxusa   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  03:04 Different Types of Light and Their Effects 09:59 Strategic Sun Exposure and the Role of UVA and UVB 14:56 The Benefits of Infrared Light and UV Exposure 29:08 The Importance of Getting the Full Spectrum of Sunlight 31:52 The Benefits of Vitamin D and Sunlight Exposure 40:03 Sunlight and Testosterone Production 46:05 The Power of Red Light Therapy 50:32 Harnessing the Power of UVB Light 59:14 The Impact of Light Therapy on Autoimmune and Skin Conditions 01:03:29 The Contradictory Research on Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer 01:08:01 Choosing Non-Toxic Sunscreen for Sun Protection Key Takeaways:   Strategic sun exposure, particularly in the morning and evening, can provide numerous health benefits. Infrared light has protective effects and can neutralize free radicals created by UV exposure. UVA rays are linked to skin aging and certain types of cancer, while UVB rays can cause sunburn but also trigger the production of vitamin D and serotonin. The MitoLux device emits UVB light and is designed to provide the optimal dose for health benefits.
Have you ever sifted through a mountain of health advice only to feel more lost than when you started?    That's where Dr. Elizabeth Yurth comes in—guiding us through aging research with her knowledgeable insights. In today’s episode, we discuss anti-aging medicine, the pitfalls of research bias, and the gender discrepancies that muddy the waters of scientific studies.  With a nod to John Ioannidis' work, we talk about the need for validating scientific claims. When theory meets practice, the truth can be surprising. We share firsthand experiences from clinical work, revealing how animal studies fare once they reach the human testing ground.    Overall, we explore the heart of longevity, where social connections and stress-free living are crucial.    Dr. Elizabeth Yurth is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Boulder Longevity Institute, where she has been providing Tomorrow’s Medicine Today to her clients since 2006. Dr. Yurth has completed over 500 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) training in the areas of Longevity, Epigenetics, Nutrition, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Regenerative Peptide Treatments, and Regenerative Orthopedic Procedures.  Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Quicksilver: Visit quicksilverscientific.com/nat and use code Nat for 10% off your first purchase of PushCatch® Liver Detox. BiOptimizers: For Sleep Breakthrough use code bionat at checkout to save on your order at bioptimizers.com/bionat   Find more from Dr. Elizabeth Yurth:  Website: https://boulderlongevity.com/  Instagram: @boulderlongevityinstitute Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@boulderlongevityinstitutel5018    Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  (00:02) Navigating Aging Research and Recommendations (07:22) Clinical Testing Ground for Longevity Drugs (20:05) Benefits and Risks of Antioxidants (31:42) Cycling Supplements and Aging Measurements (35:47) Reevaluating Biological Aging and Longevity (45:03) Low-Dose Naltrexone for Repurposed Medication (54:56) Drug Repurposing for Various Health Conditions (01:00:33) Weight Loss Drugs and Their Effects (01:11:24) Cellular Health and Longevity Discussion Key Takeaways: Research findings should be critically evaluated, considering factors such as study design, reproducibility, and applicability to humans. LDN can be effective in reducing cramps and arthritis symptoms by deactivating microglial cells. Amlexanox is an underutilized drug with anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. Tessafensin, a triple uptake inhibitor, may aid in weight loss and improve cellular function.  
When you think of creatine, what comes to mind? If you're like most people, you probably associate it with building muscle and enhancing athletic performance. But did you know that creatine has benefits that go far beyond the gym?   In today's podcast episode, I dive into the fascinating world of creatine and discuss its incredible potential for supporting brain health, bone density, and even protecting your DNA from damage. That's right – creatine isn't just for athletes anymore!   To get the full scoop on how this simple compound can help you optimize your health and potentially slow down the aging process, I encourage you to tune in. In just 30 minutes, you'll gain a wealth of knowledge about creatine and how to incorporate it into your daily routine for maximum benefits. Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: LVLUP: Use code NAT10 to save 10% off at https://lvluphealth.com/   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/ Website: NatNiddam.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance   What I discuss: 2:24 How to supplement with creatine  4:47 How creatine works in the mitochondria   7:11 Creatine's benefits for muscle, including satellite cell activation and heat tolerance  9:34 Creatine's benefits for bone health and remodeling   11:59 Creatine's neuroprotective effects and cognitive benefits, especially for older adults   14:25 Creatine's potential benefits for depression, diabetes, and cardiac insufficiency   16:24 Creatine's role in protecting mitochondrial DNA from damage   21:00 Concerns about creatine supplementation, including kidney health, hair loss, and cancer  25:43 Recommendations for creatine supplements and how to incorporate them into your routine   Key Takeaways: Creatine has wide-ranging benefits beyond athletic performance, including muscle, bone, brain, DNA protection, diabetes, heart health, and skin. Supplementation guidelines for creatine include dosing, timing, and potential concerns for kidney health, hair loss, and cancer. Creatine may have positive effects on various health conditions, but individuals should consult with their healthcare provider before starting supplementation.
Are you tired of yo-yo dieting and struggling to achieve lasting weight loss? Have you heard about the buzz surrounding GLP-1 agonist medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide but aren't sure how to effectively incorporate them into your journey?    In today’s episode, Dr. Gus Vickery and I discuss the effective use of GLP-1 agonist medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide for sustainable weight loss. He emphasizes the need for a mindset shift, viewing these drugs as powerful tools to catalyze positive changes rather than easy fixes or crutches. Dr. Vickery explains that these medications provide leverage to implement foundational healthy habits and that the key to success lies in focusing on nutrient sufficiency, not just calorie restriction.   We also discuss concerns surrounding GLP-1 medications, such as the potential for muscle loss and the risk of regaining weight after discontinuing the drugs. He shares strategies to mitigate these issues, including resistance training, adequate protein intake, and gradual dose reduction when nearing one's goal weight.   Dr. Gus Vickery is an author, speaker, and the founder and directing physician of Authentic Health in Asheville, North Carolina. He established his practice with a commitment to delivering holistic, compassionate, and evidence-based care.   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Quicksilver: Visit quicksilverscientific.com/nat and use code Nat for 10% off your first purchase of PushCatch® Liver Detox. Neurohacker Collective: Visit neurohacker.com/nathalie and use code NATHALIE Inside Tracker: Use NIDDAM to save 10% at https://www.insidetracker.com   Find more from Dr. Gus Vickery:  Website: https://drgusvickery.com/  Authentic Health Book: https://drgusvickery.com/book/  Instagram: @drgusvickerymd  Youtube: The Family Doctor Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  04:00 Understanding the Power of Peptides 07:45 The Underlying Benefits of Peptides 12:59 Addressing Concerns about Side Effects 29:06 The Right Way to Use Peptides 30:06 Hormone Therapy and Peptides 34:12 Nutrient Sufficiency and Protein 41:17 The Impact of Fasting and Gut Health 45:33 Addressing Microbiome Balance 58:56 The Pace of Fat Loss and Patience 59:42 Pushing Through Plateaus and Delicate Nervous System 01:07:13 Managing Hormetic Stress and Resting the Nervous System 01:09:00 Choosing Carbs or Fats and Individualization   Key Takeaways: Peptides can be a powerful tool for improving body composition and metabolic health. It is important to understand the proper use of peptides and not rely on them as a quick fix or easy way out. Peptides have a range of benefits, including improving insulin sensitivity and reducing fatty liver disease. Concerns about side effects and risks should be weighed against the potential benefits and individual circumstances  
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to bounce back from stress more easily than others? The answer may lie in the strength of their vagus nerve.   In today’s episode of the Longevity Podcast, I chat with Dr. Navaz Habib about the importance of the vagus nerve and its impact on heart rate variability (HRV). He explains that the vagus nerve is a unique nerve that connects the brain to all organs in the thorax and abdomen, allowing for communication and signaling. Vagal tone, which refers to the strength of the signals sent through the vagus nerve, is crucial for optimal health.    Dr. Habib identifies four types of stressors that can affect vagal tone: emotional, physical, biochemical, and psychological. He emphasizes the importance of proper breathing techniques, such as slow, diaphragmatic breathing, to improve vagal tone. We also discuss the role of nitric oxide in supporting vagus nerve function and how to supplement it for overall health.    Dr. Navaz Habib, is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Practitioner who empowers his clients to dig deeper and find the answers to what is holding back their health, affecting their energy and productivity. He is also the host of The Health Upgrade Podcast and speaks on various topics related to Vagus Nerve and its impact on optimal health.   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Fatty15: Visit http://fatty15.com/NAT  and use promo code NAT to save. Mitopure: Use code NAT10 for 10% your order at https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop/nutrition  Berkeley Life: Consumers may register and place an order using my code NIDDBL for 10% off at berkeleylife.com    Find more from Dr. Navaz Habib: Website: https://drnavazhabib.kartra.com/page/DrHabibHome  Instagram: @drnavazhabib Book: Upgrade Your Vagas Nerve Podcast: The Health Upgrade Podcast   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  00:00 Introduction and Importance of the Vagus Nerve 15:21 Understanding Vagal Tone and Its Importance 28:42 Heart Rate Variability and Its Significance 31:27 Using HRV as a Future-Focused Tool 36:02 The Connection Between Nitric Oxide and the Vagus Nerve 45:45 Breathwork and Dietary Support for Vagal Tone 51:07 Electrical Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Vagal Function   Key Takeaways: The vagus nerve is a unique nerve that connects the brain to all organs in the thorax and abdomen, allowing for communication and signaling. To improve vagal tone and support the vagus nerve, practice breathwork techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing and longer exhales. Consider nitric oxide supplementation and maintain electrolyte balance to enhance vagal tone.  
Do you want to optimize fat loss, hormone health, and/or bone strength? You should know that muscle is your secret weapon.    In today’s episode of the Longevity Podcast, I talk with Eric Fete, DO about the intricate relationship between muscle and bone health, and how strength training, proper nutrition, and supplements can help maintain and improve both. We also explore the importance of muscle as a powerful energy factory due to its high concentration of mitochondria, and how staying active can help reclaim your energy levels. Dr Eric and I touch on the crucial role of testosterone in women's health, and how lifting heavy can support this hormone, leading to improved insulin sensitivity, muscle mass, blood pressure, mood, and a reduced risk of cancer.   Lastly, we address concerns about fat loss peptides potentially causing muscle mass loss. We emphasize that proper nutrition and strength training can help negate these effects, ensuring that weight loss comes primarily from body fat.    Dr. Eric Fete, DO is the founder of PrimeX, a preventive health, age management, and peak performance company that provides nutrition products, educational materials, physician-grade supplements, hormone therapy, and personalized health plans for maximum health, vitality, performance, and wellness.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Mitopure: Use code NAT10 for 10% your order at https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop/nutrition Quicksilver: Visit quicksilverscientific.com/nat and use code Nat for 10% off your first purchase of PushCatch® Liver Detox. BiOptimizers: For Sleep Breakthrough use code bionat at checkout to save on your order at bioptimizers.com/bionat Find more from Eric Fete, DO: Website: www.drericprimex.com, www.primexweightloss.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drericfete/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@dr.eric-primexthefitnessph6601  Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  1:30 Muscle Medicine vs Sick Medicine with Eric Fete, DO 7:30 The relationship between muscle and bone 12:50 Vibration plates  25:00 How muscle affects metabolism 31:00 Testosterone for women and estrogen for men 42:50 GLP-1s and building muscle  54:55 Supplements for people who don’t want GLP-1s   Key Takeaways: Muscles secret myokines which directly build bone and make it stronger. Myokines exert a stimulative effect and prevent bone reabsorption (breaking down and weakening). Proper nutrition, strength training, and supplements can mitigate bone deterioration. Muscle is one of the most powerful energy factories because it’s full of mitochondria. You can reclaim your energy by being active.  Fat loss peptides can possibly make you lose muscle mass, but proper nutrition and strength training can negate those effects so you lose mainly body fat. You could also balance it out by using other peptides like growth hormone.  
How can our mindset, emotions, and life experiences impact our physical health and immune function in ways that are often overlooked by conventional medicine?   We’re diving right into this topic for today’s conversation. Dr. Olivia Lesslar joins the podcast to discuss the field of psycho neuro immunology (PNI) and its impact on health and well-being. She explains the complexity of PNI and how everything in the body is interconnected. Dr. Lesslar emphasizes the power of belief and mindset in influencing health outcomes and highlights the importance of addressing emotions and attitudes in patient care.    We also discuss the role of compassion in medicine and the need to treat the whole person. Our conversation explores the subjectivity of pain, the impact of hypochondria and the nocebo effect, and the potential for small changes to make a significant difference in health.    Dr Olivia works with innovative clinics and organizations worldwide. Her coordinating clinic is Cingulum Health - a neuro center founded by renowned neurosurgeon Professor Charles Teo.   She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer with The National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases.   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Neurohacker Collective: Visit neurohacker.com/nathalie and use code NATHALIE Fatty15: Visit http://fatty15.com/NAT and use promo code NAT to save. Inside Tracker: Use NIDDAM to save 10% at https://www.insidetracker.com   Find more from Olivia Lesslar: Website: https://www.drolivialesslar.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drolivialesslar/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drolivialesslar  Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  02:13 Psycho Neuro Immunology (PNI) 03:35 The Complexity of PNI 06:16 The Power of Belief and Mindset 10:47 Anxiety and the Importance of Letting Go 17:15 Navigating Hypochondria and Nocebo Effect 20:50 The Power of Small Changes 26:09 The Role of Transient Receptor Potential Ion Channels 39:02 Immunotherapy and Emotions 40:20 The Impact of Stress on Allergies 41:57 The Neglect of Lifestyle Changes in Medicine 50:42 Curiosity and Open-Mindedness in Medicine 53:23 Reframing Threats and Flooding the Body with Safety Signals 01:02:43 The Biology of Belief and Curiosity Key Takeaways: Psycho neuro immunology (PNI) is a field that explores the interconnectedness of psychology, the nervous system, the immune system, and hormones. Belief and mindset have a significant impact on health outcomes and can influence the body's physiological responses. Emotions and attitudes play a crucial role in overall well-being and should be addressed in patient care.  
Ever find yourself tossing and turning in a hotel bed, wondering why the magic of sleep eludes you just when you need it the most?   Join me in this round table episode to unravel the secrets of sleep and its profound effects on our well-being, particularly as we age. I join Kristen Weitzel and The Biohacker Babes - Lauren and Renee- to uncover the delicate dance between nurturing our social lives and honoring the rejuvenation sleep offers.   Imagine managing your slumber in the tight confines of van life or the unfamiliar settings of a hotel room—how do you find your sleep rhythm there? We share our trials and triumphs as we strive for sleep efficiency, discuss the fascinating bio-individuality of sleep supplements, and offer an array of strategies to combat the stress that comes with non-traditional living arrangements. We provide insights into personalizing your approach to rest, regardless of where life takes you.   Lastly, we delve into sleep sanctuaries, the power of darkened rooms (we talk about a great new entry in the blackout shades space - UBLOCKOUT Shades), cooling mattresses, and the innovative Moonbird device for better breathing. We also celebrate the potential of CGM devices to enhance our understanding of sleep's relationship with our diets and habits. So, pull up a chair (or a pillow) and join us for a discussion brimming with anecdotes, tips, and biohacks that promise to help guide you into the best sleep!    To try UBLOCKOUT Shades use code NAT10 (save 10%) and shop here.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: LVLUP: Use code NAT10 to save 10% off at https://lvluphealth.com/   Find more from Lauren Sambataro and Renee Belz:  Instagram: @biohacker_babes  Website: https://thebiohackerbabes.com/ Podcast: Biohacker Babes   Find more from Kristin Weitzel:  Instagram: @wellpowerpodcast  Website: https://www.wellpower.life/  Podcast: WELLPOWER   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/ Website: NatNiddam.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance   What We discuss: (00:00) Challenges and Strategies for Sleep (06:50) Managing Sleep in Unconventional Living (16:43) Optimizing Sleep Quality and Environment (27:36) Importance of Sleep Environment Factors (38:01) Investing in Quality Sleep Solutions (44:42) Supplement Mislabeling and Melatonin Usage (56:13) Exploring Health Trends and Habits (01:06:15) Sleep and Wellness Hacks and Tips (01:15:37) Biohacking and Wellness Podcast Collaboration Key Takeaways: There are many lifestyle factors and tools that can impact sleep quality, including light exposure, temperature, sound, supplementation, rituals, and more. It's important to experiment and find what works best for you as an individual. Blocking out light in the bedroom is crucial for good sleep. Strategies include using blackout shades, sleep masks, and covering any LED lights. Getting natural bright light exposure, especially in the morning, helps regulate circadian rhythms.  
Are you considering facial rejuvenation for aesthetic reasons? Or do you want to use Botox or filler for anti-aging purposes? Today’s episode gives you the ins and outs of facial aesthetics and how to approach them with longevity in mind.    Today on the Biohacking Superhuman Performance Podcast, I talk with Dr. Cameron Chesnut, a facial plastic surgeon, about his approach to facial rejuvenation and aesthetics. He emphasizes the importance of artistry and individualized treatment in his practice. Dr. Chesnut also addresses the use of Botox and fillers, highlighting the narrow lane in which they should be applied and the potential risks of overuse. We discuss the advancements in minimally invasive techniques that reduce trauma and improve outcomes. Dr. Chesnut advises individuals to seek reputable practitioners and consider long-term goals when considering facial procedures. In this conversation, Dr. Cameron Chesnut and I discuss various aspects of cosmetic procedures and their impact on longevity and overall well-being. He emphasizes the importance of exploring the spectrum of available procedures and understanding the baseline tissue quality for long-lasting results.    Overall, Dr. Chesnut highlights the role of hormone replacement therapy in enhancing the outcomes of procedures and the significance of personalized preoperative protocols. He shares his approach to managing discomfort without the use of painkillers and the importance of realistic expectations and patient education.   Dr. Chesnut is the facial plastic surgeon for the world’s high-performers. People from all corners of the globe seek his next-level results - with astonishing outcomes from minimally invasive procedures that leave his patients looking natural, rejuvenated, and seemingly untouched. He is renowned for his progressive use of regenerative medicine and postoperative recovery techniques, as well as his dedicated personal preparation for performance readiness. Even Dr. Chesnut’s anesthesia protocol is next level - focused on protecting your neurocognitive function with the safest, opioid-free anesthesia. This is NOT general anesthesia, and it even allows Dr. Chesnut to help optimize the sleep cycle after surgery.   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Berkeley Life: Consumers may register and place an order using my code NIDDBL for 10% off at berkeleylife.com Vitali: Visit: https://www.vitaliskincare.com and use code NAT25 to save on your order. BiOptimizers: For Sleep Breakthrough use code bionat at checkout to save on your order at bioptimizers.com/bionat Find more from Dr. Cameron Chesnut: Website: https://www.clinic5c.com/about/dr-cameron-chesnut/  Instagram: @chesnut.md https://www.instagram.com/clinic5c.functionalmed/    Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance    What We Discuss:  03:02 The Art of Facial Plastic Surgery 07:52 Approach to Medicine and Wellness 12:28 Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetics 18:13 The Narrow Lane of Botox and Fillers 23:00 Minimally Invasive Techniques and Trauma 26:40 Best Practices for Botox and Fillers 32:44 Preparing for Future Procedures 34:24 Exploring the Spectrum of Procedures 35:10 Baseline Tissue Quality and Longevity of Results 36:23 Recovery in a Functional Medicine Setting 37:40 Hormone Replacement and Procedure Duration 38:25 Customizing Procedures Based on Hormone Status 39:32 Determining When a New Procedure is Needed 40:07 Rejuvenation vs. Transformation in Older Patients 41:30 Treating the Entire Face for Natural Results 41:44 Preoperative Protocol and Individualized Care 44:11 Utilizing Peptides for Preoperative Preparation 46:37 Ideal Patients and the Screening Process 51:24 Managing Discomfort and Pain Medication 54:37 The Impact of Facial Appearance on Health and Communication 58:33 Educating Patients and Realistic Expectations Key Takeaways: Facial plastic surgery requires an artistic approach and individualized treatment. Botox and fillers have a narrow lane of application and should be used judiciously. Advancements in minimally invasive techniques have reduced trauma and improved outcomes. It is important to seek reputable practitioners and consider long-term goals when considering facial procedures. Exploring the spectrum of available procedures can help individuals make informed decisions about their cosmetic goals. Baseline tissue quality and hormone status play a significant role in the longevity of procedure results. Personalized preoperative protocols, including hormone replacement therapy, can enhance the outcomes of procedures. Managing discomfort without painkillers and setting realistic expectations are crucial for a successful recovery and long-term satisfaction.  
Do you struggle with knowing what to do to age well? If you’re constantly searching for the right supplements or lifestyle practices, tune in while I discuss today’s topic in this bonus episode!    In today’s episode, I discuss life’s crucial organelle - the mitochondria. Listen in as I talk about the importance of our mitochondria and why it’s so important to support it with lifestyle habits and supplements. I highlight the need to protect mitochondria from oxidative stress, promote mitochondrial biogenesis, and support mitochondrial repair. Overall, I provide 10 strategies for supporting mitochondrial health which in turn, supports aging well. Some of these strategies may surprise you! Many are free lifestyle habits you can incorporate now, so don’t miss this bonus episode.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: LVLUP: Use code NAT10 to save 10% off at https://lvluphealth.com/   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/ Website: NatNiddam.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance   What I discuss: 00:00 Understanding the importance of mitochondria 01:45 Reasons we need to protect our mitochondria  04:24 Mitophagy - repairing mitochondria 4:45 10 Strategies for aging well  20:57 Supplements to take to support mitochondria  Key Takeaways: Mitochondria are organelles that produce ATP, the energy currency of the body. Protecting mitochondria from oxidative stress is crucial for their optimal function. Promoting mitochondrial biogenesis helps maintain energy production as we age. Supporting mitochondrial repair and mitophagy (removal of damaged mitochondria) is important for overall mitochondrial health. Strategies for supporting mitochondrial health include caloric restriction, exercise, sleep, stress management, temperature variation, sunlight exposure, and certain nutrients and supplements.  
Did you know, stem cells are still effective at healing the body, even at an older age? It’s a myth that only young stem cells work for healing.    In today’s conversation, Christian Drapeau discusses his unique approach to stem cells, which focuses on harnessing the body's own repair system. He explains how he discovered the role of stem cells in the body and the slow acceptance of this new concept. Christian also discusses the decline of stem cells with age and the different approaches to stem cell therapy. He emphasizes the importance of releasing your own stem cells and shares strategies to mobilize and release them.    Additionally, he highlights lifestyle factors that impact stem cells, such as sleep, stress, fasting, and physical activity. Christian and I discuss the importance of supporting stem cells for repair and recovery. He explains that stem cells are responsible for repairing tissues and can be supported through various techniques such as pulse electromagnetic frequencies and red lights. Christian also highlights the significance of the deliberate formulation of Stem Regen, which includes specific plants from specific places harvested under specific conditions. He emphasizes the role of stem cells in the body's repair system and the need to replenish stem cells in tissues to prevent exhaustion. It’s important to provide the right stimulus to enhance repair and we shares examples of how biohacking can direct repair signals. We also talk about the use of stem cells for repair and the importance of movement in the healing process. He shares case studies that demonstrate the power of stem cells in achieving incredible results.  He also discusses the cardiac study and the combination of stem cell injection with Stemregen. Lastly, Christian explains the dosage and maintenance of Stem Regen and announces the launch of new products that enhance microcirculation.    Christian Drapeau is a highly accomplished scientist with a wealth of experience in the field of adult stem cell research. He holds a Master's degree in Neurophysiology and has been involved in medical research for 36 years, with 23 years specifically dedicated to the effect of plant extracts on stem cell function. Drapeau is the holder of 7 patents (5 issued & 2 Pending), author of 5 books, including the best-selling Cracking the Stem Cell Code, and has published 26 papers. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he has given over 300 speeches and delivered 25 scientific lectures in 51 countries and is fluent in 3 languages. Drapeau has held a number of company positions, including Director of R&D at Cell Tech and Desert Lake Technologies, Scientific Advisor for Amazon Herb Company and Jeunesse Global, as well as Chief Science Officer at StemTech International.   Save 15% on your first order by using the code NAT15 at https://tinyurl.com/z8355ksa Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Quicksilver: Visit quicksilverscientific.com/nat and use code Nat for 10% off your first purchase of PushCatch® Liver Detox. Neurohacker Collective: Visit neurohacker.com/nathalie and use code NATHALIE Inside Tracker: Use NIDDAM to save 20% at https://www.insidetracker.com Find more from Christian Drapeau: Website: https://www.stemregen.co/  Instagram: @stemregen Try Stemregen: Shop here and use code: NAT15 Book: Cracking The Stemcell Code   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance    What We Discuss:  00:00 Introduction and Background 01:33 Christian's Unique Approach to Stem Cells 05:01 The Slow Acceptance of New Discoveries 07:26 The Decline of Stem Cells with Age 10:51 The Lack of Focus on Repair in Medicine 13:02 Different Approaches to Stem Cells 20:40 The Importance of Releasing Your Own Stem Cells 22:55 Strategies to Mobilize and Release Stem Cells 27:27 Lifestyle Factors that Impact Stem Cells 28:12 Supporting Stem Cells for Repair and Recovery 32:48 Deliberate Formulation of Stem Regen 38:20 Precise Selection of Plant Ingredients 41:20 Scientific Investigation and Testing 44:50 Release of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Exhaustion 51:28 Replenishing Satellite Cells in Muscle 53:41 Biohacking and Directing Repair Signals 55:05 Using Stem Cells for Repair 56:03 The Importance of Movement for Healing 57:02 Case Studies and the Power of Stem Cells 58:08 The Role of Stem Cells in Repairing the Body 59:09 The Need for More Stem Cells as We Age 01:01:19 The Cardiac Study and Combining Stem Cell Injection with Stem Regen 01:02:05 Dosage and Maintenance of Stem Regen 01:03:16 Stimulating Stem Cell Release for Regular Maintenance 01:04:13 The Launch of New Products 01:08:04 Enhancing Microcirculation and Suppressing Systemic Inflammation 01:19:08 Where to Find Stem Cell Christian and STEM Regen   Key Takeaways: Using stem cells can help repair the body and improve mobility. Movement is crucial for healing and bringing blood flow to the injured area. Stem cells play a vital role in repairing the body, and as we age, we have fewer stem cells available. Combining stem cell injection with Stem Regen can lead to better results. Taking Stem Regen at a higher dosage initially and then reducing it to a maintenance level can be effective. Enhancing microcirculation and suppressing systemic inflammation can improve the effectiveness of stem cells.  
If you’re interested in separating fact from fiction in the world of diet and exercise, this episode is for you!    In today’s conversation, I talk with JJ Virgin about her career journey and the lessons she has learned in the health and fitness industry. We discuss the flaws of traditional fitness advice, the importance of personal experience in coaching, and the misconceptions of weight loss and exercise. We also explore the role of genetics and history in fitness, the influence of media and misleading headlines, and the challenges of vegan and vegetarian diets. This conversation emphasizes the importance of eating protein first, building resilience, and finding balance in health and wellness. The importance of a well-designed program for weight loss is emphasized. Restoring insulin sensitivity is crucial for fat burning and muscle building. We even discuss the benefits of GLP-1 and GIP antagonists in improving metabolic health.    We dive into the importance of protein and resistance training, as well as the limitations of walking as exercise. This episode offers guidance on reintroducing foods for gut health, the value of prebiotic fiber and fermented foods, and the importance of preparing foods correctly. JJ Virgin also explains the role of intermittent fasting and amino acids in health.   JJ Virgin is a triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ is a passionate advocate of nutrition’s healing power and is mission driven to ignite a movement of women choosing to age powerfully. JJ is a 3x Inc. 5000 Founder and a top 10 finalist for the John C Maxwell Award. As an authority on transformational leadership, she has coached some of the biggest names in health and transformed the lives of millions of people around the world. Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Mitopure: Use code NAT10 for 10% your order at https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop/nutrition BodyBio: Visit BodyBio.com today and get 15% on your first order with code Nathalie Inside Tracker: Use NIDDAM to save 20% at https://www.insidetracker.com   Find more from JJ Virgin: Website: https://jjvirgin.com/  Instagram: @jj.virgin  Podcast: https://jjvirgin.com/main-podcasts/    Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance    What We Discuss:  00:45 JJ's Career Journey 03:16 The Flaws of Traditional Fitness Advice 09:16 The Role of Genetics and History in Fitness 11:12 The Fallacy of Quick Fixes and Shortcuts 15:36 The Challenges of Vegan and Vegetarian Diets 21:04 The Importance of Protein and Blood Sugar Balance 28:34 The Benefits of GLP-1 and GIP Antagonists 29:41 Gradually Transitioning from Medication to Lifestyle Changes 30:24 The Impact of Ultra-Processed Foods on Gut Microbiome 31:51 Supplements for Insulin Sensitivity and Gut Health 33:16 The Importance of Protein and Resistance Training 34:47 The Negative Perception of Weight Loss Medications 36:11 Avoiding Metabolic Adaptation and Building Muscle 38:08 The Importance of Strength and Power Training 41:12 The Role of the Nervous System in Fitness 45:16 Considerations for Ancestral Diets 46:15 The Impact of Glyphosate and GMOs on Gut Health 47:43 The Therapeutic Potential of the Carnivore Diet 49:09 Reintroducing Foods for Gut Health 50:09 The Value of Prebiotic Fiber and Fermented Foods 50:34 The Misconceptions About Lectins and Phytates 52:04 The Benefits of Fermented Foods 53:38 Intermittent Fasting and Amino Acids 56:11 The Optimal Fasting Window 57:18 The Role of Cortisol and Insulin in the Morning 01:06:18 The Blue Zones and Longevity 01:11:03 Focusing on One Thing at a Time 01:13:28 Where to Find JJ Virgin's Resources Key Takeaways: A well-designed program with protein and resistance training is essential for successful weight loss. Restoring insulin sensitivity is crucial for fat burning and muscle building. GLP-1 and GIP antagonists have shown promising results in improving metabolic health. Gradually transitioning from medication to lifestyle changes is recommended for long-term success. Ultra-processed foods can negatively impact gut microbiome and overall health. Supplements can be beneficial for improving insulin sensitivity and gut health. Protein and resistance training are key for building muscle and maintaining weight loss. Walking alone may not be sufficient for achieving optimal fitness and body composition. The nervous system plays a significant role in fitness and should be considered in training. The carnivore diet can be therapeutic in the short term, but long-term sustainability and potential nutrient deficiencies should be considered. Reintroducing a variety of foods is important for gut health and overall well-being. Prebiotic fiber and fermented foods can support a healthy gut microbiome.  
Do you want clean, but effective skincare? It seems so hard to find, but Vitali offers an amazing solution.    In today’s bonus episode on the Biohacking Superhuman Performance Podcast, I chat with Dr. Suzanne Ferre and Debbie Barber, cofounder of Vitali Skincare, about one of my favorite skincare lines. We discuss the benefits of GHK copper peptide in skin care and how GHK copper, a bioregulator peptide, improves collagen and elastin production, repairs DNA damage, and prevents senescence in skin cells. It also increases blood flow and can help with hair regrowth. We discuss the best way to apply Vitali products with GHK copper peptides. The formula of GHK copper products also includes brown algae for protection against glycation and squalane oil for moisturization. Vitali’s products are suitable for sensitive skin and can be used before and after procedures for better healing.    In this conversation, Dr. Ferree, Debbie, and I discuss the importance of cellular turnover and the role of ingredients like retinol and bakuchiol in promoting healthy skin. We also mention the significance of exfoliation and the use of sunscreen. We finish this episode with a discussion about the new copper-infused sleep mask and upcoming products from Vitali Skincare as well as a special offer!    As part of Vitali's Mother's Day sale, a complimentary full-size bottle of Bakuchiol oil is offered for FREE with purchases of $199 or more from Vitali Skincare.   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Fatty15: Visit http://fatty15.com/NAT and use promo code NAT to save. Mitopure: Use code NAT10 for 10% your order at https://www.timelinenutrition.com/shop/nutrition BiOptimizers: Go to biOptimizers.com/Bionat and use promo code BioNat during checkout to save 10%.   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/ Website: NatNiddam.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance   Find more from Dr. Suzanne Ferre: Website: https://vinemedical.com/   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RFVKncx0pSqHfiTekv77A   Instagram: @drsferree  Counterclockwise Book: https://a.co/d/aqXgV5B    Find more from Debbie Barber:  Website: https://www.vitaliskincare.com/pages/about-us  Debbie’s Blog: https://www.vitaliskincare.com/blogs/inside-out    What we discuss: 00:00 Introduction and Background 08:33 The Importance of Penetration and Bioavailability 25:07 Creating Clean and Effective Skincare Products 33:08 GHK Copper Products for Men and Menopause 39:51 Upcoming Products from Vitali Skincare 48:31 Exploring the Benefits of Peptides in 'Counterclockwise' 55:21 Special Offer: Free Bakuchiol Oil with Purchase Key Takeaways: GHK copper peptide is a bioregulator that improves collagen and elastin production, repairs DNA damage, and prevents senescence in skin cells. Topical application of GHK copper is more effective in treating the nearest area and can be used for skin care and hair regrowth. GHK copper products also include brown algae for protection against glycation and squalane oil for moisturization. These products are suitable for sensitive skin and can be used before and after procedures for better healing. Copper-infused skincare products, like the Vitali Restore Cell line, offer numerous benefits for the skin. Ingredients like retinol and bakuchiol promote cellular turnover and help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells and maximizing the effectiveness of skincare products. Sunscreen should always be used to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. The new copper-infused sleep mask from Vitali Skincare provides antimicrobial benefits and can improve the appearance of the skin around the eyes. Upcoming products from Vitali Skincare include sunscreen and a hair product. More is not necessarily better when it comes to GHK copper, and the 3% concentration is often the sweet spot for most people. Copper-infused gloves can help protect the hands from sun damage while driving.  
Have you experienced an injury that just won't seem to heal? It may be time to look beyond the site of pain and consider the impact of stress on your body.    In this episode of Biohacking Superhuman Performance, I chat with Charlie Cates about Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) - a unique approach to addressing pain and injury by focusing on the activation of inhibited muscles. Through targeted isometric contractions or manual stimulation, MAT aims to restore efficient muscle contraction, allowing the body to better withstand external forces and protect itself from pain and injury.   We discuss MAT compared to other modalities and the fact that MAT recognizes that the source of the problem may not always be local. This conversation offers advice on the benefits of MAT, and how it can increase longevity and physical freedom. By helping to heal and prevent long-term, nagging injuries, MAT can keep people engaged in their favorite activities.   Overall this episode offers guidance on using MAT to identify the true source of the pain problem, improve communication within the body, and keep muscles functioning well    Charlie Cates graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, where he earned a Master of Science degree in exercise science. He specializes in helping his clients and community live healthier and stronger lives through exercise that is sustainable and pain-free. He is a certified Muscle Activation Techniques® practitioner and is one of Chicago’s most sought-after specialists for muscle and joint issues.   He authored the book “The Exercise For Life Method”, and co-hosts the Exercise Is Health® podcast with his wife, Julie. He has two amazing children who give him a greater reason to prioritize his health every single day. His current long-term goal is to have a dunk contest with his son when he is 50 years old. Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Neurohacker Collective: Visit neurohacker.com/nathalie and use code NATHALIE BEAM Minerals: Get 20% at https://www.beamminerals.com by using the code Nathalie Berkeley Life: Consumers may register and place an order using my code NIDDBL for 10% off at berkeleylife.com    Find more from Charlie Cates: To work with Charlie: www.exerciseforlifestudios.com | https://www.matschaumburg.com/  Instagram: @CharlieCates  To find an MAT practitioner near you go to www.muscleactivation.com  Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance    What We Discuss:  (1:00) Getting started in MAT (4:30) Muscular Activation Technique  (12:00) MAT vs other modalities  (19:00) Do emotions cause muscular dysfunction?  (22:10) Fascia is the new black  (24:10) What a MAT session is like  (31:00) Common nagging injuries  (39:00) Current developments for MAT  (45:00) Find more from Charlie Cates   Key Takeaways: MAT aims to "activate" inhibited muscles through targeted isometric contractions or manual stimulation. Once activated, the muscles can contract more efficiently, withstanding greater external forces and protecting the body from pain or injury. MAT views these neurological weaknesses as communication issues rather than strength issues, and the assessment identifies positions where muscles cannot contract or sustain contraction on demand. MAT is different from other modalities in the fact that it specifically addresses the dormant muscles that aren’t working properly.  Just because the pain is local, doesn’t mean the problem is local.  If you want to be active, MAT can keep you active. It helps heal and prevent long-term, nagging injuries. It also helps people recover faster after surgery if they incorporate MAT before surgery. MAT offers longevity and physical freedom by keeping your muscles functioning well and even contributes to bone health.   
Ever wondered what’s true and what’s not when it comes to insulin sensitivity, women’s hormones, and fat-loss peptides? There is a lot of information no matter where you look, and it’s hard to know what to believe!    In this episode on the Biohacking Superhuman Performance Podcast, I talk with Karen Martel, and Dani Hamilton about popular health trends, separating fact from fiction. We discuss the importance of purchasing peptides from reputable labs to ensure safety and quality, emphasizing that cheap deals may lead to scams.   We also explore the highly individualized nature of blood sugar, revealing that 93% of people in the US are metabolically unhealthy. We even get into the dangers of oats and oat milk! We dive deep into the role of estrogen and progesterone in preventing breast cancer, dispelling the misconception that these hormones are dangerous for women in menopause.  This conversation also focuses on the effectiveness of weight loss peptides, such as semaglutide (Ozempic) and tirzepatide (Mounjaro), the benefits of these peptides beyond weight loss, and how to optimize the results.    Karen Martel is a hormone specialist who provides women with accurate, evidence-based information and support regarding peri and post menopause, enabling them to make more informed choices about the management of their hormones and provide a better pre and post-menopausal quality of life. Dani Hamilton is a Functional Nutrition Therapy Practitioner who helps people find freedom from sugar and carb cravings with real food and lifestyle tips so they can heal the body, balance blood sugar, lose weight, and feel amazing!   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: LVLUP: Use code NAT10 to save 10% off at https://lvluphealth.com/      Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/ Website: NatNiddam.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance   Find more from Karen Martel: Website: https://karenmartel.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenmartelhormones/  Podcast: https://karenmartel.com/category/ontrack-podcast/    Find more from Dani Hamilton:  Website: https://www.daniellehamiltonhealth.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellehamiltonhealth  Podcast: https://www.daniellehamiltonhealth.com/podcast    What we discuss: (2:13) Don’t buy cheap peptides (9:00) The impact of oat milk on blood sugar  (19:00) CAROL bike vs Peloton  (23:00) Misinformation about women’s hormones  (36:00) Hormone pellets  (42:00) Weight loss peptide side effects  (55:00) Blue light and metabolic health (1:00:00) Shame and judgment around weight loss peptides (1:10:00) Fasting and insulin sensitivity  (1:15:00) Where to find more from Nat, Dani, and Karen.   Key Takeaways: Buying peptides is already a leap. Don’t opt for cheap deals as you’re likely to get scammed. If you buy from a proper lab, you have the ability to go back to them if something goes wrong. They keep partials of each vial to re-test if needed. Make sure you’re finding someone who is doing the work and can vouch for the research.  Blood sugar is completely bio-individual. However, 93% of people in the US are metabolically unhealthy. Oats and oat milk both break down into pure sugar, causing blood sugar issues in these individuals. It’s an assault on the body!  Research shows estrogen and progesterone can help prevent breast cancer. It’s not a danger to women in menopause. Estrogen is one of the most important hormones - related to preserving the brain, insulin sensitivity, heart health, and more. It has about 800 different functions!  Weight loss peptides (semaglutide/Ozempic, tirzepatide/Monjarou) are highly effective and have shown benefits other than weight loss, like brain health, improving insulin sensitivity, and more. While there can be some negative side effects, it’s very rare. As long as you focus on protein, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, weight loss peptides can aid immensely.   
We’ve all heard of the placebo effect, so we know with certainty that our minds have healing abilities. But how powerful is it really?    In this episode of Biohacking Superhuman Performance, I chat with Brandy Gillmore about her life-changing injury and how she healed herself with her mind. We discuss the power of positive reinforcement, the importance of repetition in creating new positive neuropathways, and how emotions influence healing. It’s important to be careful with how you talk to yourself so that you’re not reinforcing negative energy. Our conversation covers biophotons, and their implications in healing due to the effect it has on cellular proliferation.    Overall, this episode offers guidance for working on your health outside of conventional methods and the power our emotions have over the body.    Brandy Gillmore is a motivational speaker, author, and consultant. Her expertise began after her own devastating illness when she found herself somewhere she never thought she’d be — disabled, spending most of her days in bed, on various forms of morphine, and yet still in extreme pain.  For years, one doctor after another told her there was nothing they could do for her. That’s when Brandy became determined to get her life back. She spent several years studying and researching and eventually began to discover key insights that became life-changing. Since her incredible recovery, Brandy works with people worldwide to understand the profound impact that stress and emotions can have on their bodies and their lives.   Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: BodyBio: Visit BodyBio.com today and get 15% on your first order with code Nathalie   Berkeley Life: Consumers may register and place an order using my code NIDDBL for 10% off at berkeleylife.com   Inside Tracker: Use code NIDDAM to save 20% at https://www.insidetracker.com    Find more from Brandy Gillmore: Website: https://brandygillmore.com/  Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/5dEbqRYqY_0?si=COa00XWw3s1zoGQY  Podcast: Heal Yourself Change Your Life Instagram: @brandygillmore  Book Now Available: Master Your Mind & Energy To Heal Your Body (Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble)    Love what you heard on this episode?  Special Offer for Listeners of this Podcast: get a free 90 Minute Training with Brandy Gillmore plus a special offer - go to brandygillmore.com/Nat-Gift  Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: www.NatNiddam.com    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance    What We Discuss:  (1:30) Healing with the mind - Gillmore’s Work (3:00) Life changing injury  (8:30) Placebo effect and belief (12:00) Open-Label Placebo Studies  (15:00) How emotions influence healing (21:00) Amplifying emotions (28:00) Creating positive neuropathways  (34:00) The shift from effort to full healing (38:00) Coaching others in mind healing (42:00) Biophotons (54:00) Homunculus map  (56:00) Pain relief through mindset  (1:08:00) The 4 minute mile principle   (1:11:00) Find more from Brandy Gillmore    Key Takeaways: When it comes to healing with the mind, it takes real mental change. You must work on your patterned way of thinking, reinforcing good or positive energy. You can create positive neuropathways in your brain to fight the negative. Working on optimism helps, but you must amplify the emotions and really feel it.  Our subconscious is a very powerful thing. How you speak to yourself can affect how you live and feel. By amplifying your emotions, you can help influence your subconscious by delivering a different message. Repetition helps develop these patterns, which in turn can enhance your healing.  Biophotons are light particles that are generated within the body and are constantly radiated from the body's surface. These spontaneous emissions are thought to be associated with the generation of free radicals due to energy metabolic processes. Research shows biophoton emissions affect cellular proliferation, meaning it should be able to aid in healing. Some studies have shown that emotions influence biophotons. But more studies are currently being done.  
Have you tried all of the popular detox methods, but continually feel worse and worse?    In this episode of Biohacking Superhuman Performance, I chat with Dr. Dan Pompa about why popular detox methods aren’t the answer to many of the chronic problems people are suffering from. True detox starts within the cell, and Dr. Pompa discusses the 5 Rs - a step by step guide to cellular health. We also discuss many detoxification myths, hormone resistance (which can be caused by toxins in the cell!), and the process of hormesis.    Overall, this episode offers guidance on upregulating your cell's detox pathways, how to adapt to good stress for maximum benefits and the importance of reducing inflammation.    For the past two decades, Dr. Pompa has been designing, practicing, and teaching his cellular detox strategies around the world, to both practitioners and the public. Dr. Pompa’s powerful presentations focus on ancient fasting strategies, cellular detox, his multi-therapeutic approach to healing, and common, but frequently misdiagnosed autoimmune, hormone, and neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Pompa’s own story, which he has titled “From Pain to Purpose to Promise,” unveils how his health struggles, family tragedy, and legal battles have transformed him into a powerful health and longevity evangelist which led him to fulfill his purpose. Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: Fatty15: Visit http://fatty15.com/NAT and use promo code NAT to save.   BEAM Minerals: Get 20% off at https://www.beamminerals.com by using the code NAT20   BiOptimizers: For Sleep Breakthrough use code BIONAT10 at checkout to save 10% at sleepbreakthrough.com/bionat   Find more from Dr. Dan Pompa: Website: https://drpompa.com/, healthcenters.com, pompaprogram.com  Instagram: @drpompa  Podcasts: https://drpompa.com/podcasts/  Use code Nathalie10 for 10% off your purchase at the Health Center Store Pompa Core Certification   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ  Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community  Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/  Website: NatNiddam.com  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance  What We Discuss:  (2:00) Look for the cause, not just the symptoms (5:00) The oral microbiome  (7:00) Detoxification myths (12:50) The need for binders  (17:30) The 5 Rs of detoxification (28:00) Take time to learn, not just get treated (32:00) Heavy metals are the squatters of the cell  (35:00) Hormone resistance  (48:00) Hormesis: Adapting to good stress (1:04:00) Is red light bad?  (1:10:00) Find more from Dr. Pompa    Key Takeaways: Detoxification is often maligned. Many detox treatments can work in the short term, but real detoxification starts with the cell. Our cells can naturally detox themselves unless they are overwhelmed. For a lasting, sustainable detox, start working to upregulate the detox pathways in the cell. The steps for true detoxification: One - upregulate detox pathways in the cell so the toxins are pushed out of the cell. Two - chelators outside of the cell help move the toxins out of the body. Three- Binders are used to mop up any leftover toxins in the gut and liver to remove them from the body.  Hormesis is a good type of stress for the body. You can activate it with exercise, eating stressed plants, cold and heat exposure, and fasting. But it’s important that your body is adapting, otherwise it just turns into a huge negative stress.   
You’ve heard of Ozempic and Monjarou, but do you know how they work, as well as the benefits, and the downsides?    In this episode, I discuss the use of fat loss peptides, specifically semaglutide and tirzepatide. Tune in as I explore the benefits, differences, and side effects of these compounds. This episode emphasizes the importance of using them properly and making lifestyle changes to achieve long-term weight loss. They do have some highlights - the potential health benefits of these peptides, such as improved insulin sensitivity and heart health can be game changers. Overall this episode provides guidance on protein intake, exercise, and gradual weight loss. You’ll learn who should not use these compounds as well as tips for safe usage and tapering off.   To learn more about peptides, and where to get them, check out my “Nat Recommends” page on my website. It has all things peptides! https://www.natniddam.com/nat-recommends-peptides    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible: LVLUP: Use code NAT10 to save 10% off at https://lvluphealth.com/   Peptides Nat Recommends:  https://www.natniddam.com/nat-recommends-peptides  LVLupHealth (ships worldwide): Use Code NAT10 Healthgevity: http://healthgevity.com/Nat Use Code LONGEVITY  LELabs Use Code NAT20   Microbiome Test: Use Code NAT10 at vitract.com to save on a Vitract test   Find more from Nathalie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmholC48MqRC50UffIZOMOQ Join Nat’s Membership Community: https://www.natniddam.com/bsp-community Sign up for Nats Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/i7d5m0 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathalieniddam/ Website: NatNiddam.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingsuperhumanperformance What we discuss: 00:00 Introduction and Overview 01:46 Comparison of Semaglutide and Terzepatide 03:04 Side Effects and Dosage 05:20 Contraindications and Precautions 09:12 How the Compounds Work 14:24 Benefits for Insulin Sensitivity and Metabolism 20:00 Importance of Exercise and Muscle Maintenance 23:18 Gradual Weight Loss and Lifestyle Changes 25:10 Who Should Not Use GLP-1 or GIP Agonists 26:08 Using the Compounds Safely 31:31 Duration of Use and Tapering Off 32:29 Final Tips and Conclusion   Key Takeaways: Semaglutide and tirzepatide are fat loss peptides that can be effective when used properly. These compounds have benefits such as increased satiety, improved insulin sensitivity, and higher resting metabolic rate. It is important to make lifestyle changes, including exercise and protein intake, to achieve long-term weight loss. Individuals with certain health conditions should avoid using these peptides. Using the lowest effective dose and gradually tapering off is recommended.  
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Josh Er

shut up Nathalie, let the guest talk..!!!

May 22nd
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Jonathan Roseland

Ready to ditch feeling like a regular human? Dive into Biohacking Superhuman Performance with Nathalie Niddam. This podcast is like a cheat code for your health. Nathalie, a mastermind in biohacking, peptides, and epigenetics (basically, your body's instruction manual), cracks the code on optimizing your well-being. Worried it's all jargon? Fear not, Nathalie explains it all in a way that's both informative and entertaining. Plus, her focus on mindset keeps you from getting lost in the science. By the end of an episode, you'll be ready to ditch your cape and take flight... towards superhuman performance, that is.

Mar 28th
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