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Dr. Ted Achacoso: Mitochondrial Health & Misconceptions, and the Holobiont Perspective

Dr. Ted Achacoso: Mitochondrial Health & Misconceptions, and the Holobiont Perspective

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Ted Achacoso joins our host Boomer Anderson to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What are some things that are commonly misunderstood about the mitochondria?
  • How are common drugs in the anti-aging world poisoning the mitochondrial complexes? 
  • Why is the holobiont perspective particularly important for the mitochondria?

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Dr. Susan Rossell: Body Dysmorphia, Psychedelic Treatment, and the Potential of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

Dr. Susan Rossell: Body Dysmorphia, Psychedelic Treatment, and the Potential of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Susan Rossell joins our host Jodi Duval to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What is psilocybin, and what effects does it have on the brain?
  • What are the potential risks of psilocybin, and what could go wrong during psilocybin experiences?
  • What is the connection between psilocybin and body dysmorphic disorder?

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Dr. Janet Schloss: Unlocking the Healing Power of Medical Cannabis

Dr. Janet Schloss: Unlocking the Healing Power of Medical Cannabis

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Janet Schloss joins our host Jodi Duval to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What are some of the intricacies of the endocannabinoid system, and how can it impact our health? 
  • How can medical cannabis be used in the treatment of chronic disease and conditions?
  • What are the challenges of designing research studies around medical cannabis?

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Alex Rosenberg: Scientism, Naturalism, and Conscious Thought

Alex Rosenberg: Scientism, Naturalism, and Conscious Thought

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Alex Rosenberg joins our host Boomer Anderson to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What are the definitions of scientism and naturalism?
  • Is there such a thing as free will, and if so, what implications does it have on the search for purpose in life?
  • What is nice nihilism?

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Dr. Mark Gordon: Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and Hormonal Optimization

Dr. Mark Gordon: Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and Hormonal Optimization

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Mark Gordon joins our host Dr. Scott Sherr to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include: 

  • How can stress and cortisol levels lead to inflammation and brain injury?
  • Why is vitamin D crucial for the immune system and testosterone production?
  • Why is balancing all hormones necessary to improve our overall health?

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Dr. Brad Leech: Advancements in Measuring and Treating the Microbiome

Dr. Brad Leech: Advancements in Measuring and Treating the Microbiome

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Brad Leech joins our host Jodi Duval to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What are the benefits of a healthy microbiome and how do we measure this?
  • What does the gut microbiome do for us, and how does the microbiome interact with systemic health?
  • What are some new advancements surrounding the microbiome in recent years, and what does this mean or change for us clinically?

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Scott Carney: Spirituality, Health Gurus, and The Pursuit of Enlightenment

Scott Carney: Spirituality, Health Gurus, and The Pursuit of Enlightenment

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Scott Carney joins our host Boomer Anderson to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • How does something go from an idea, to a story, to a book? 
  • How can one go wrong in the pursuit of what is otherwise known as a noble path?
  • What is the relationship between the dark side of spirituality and the pursuit of enlightenment?

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Dr. Ted Achacoso: Evolutionary Medicine, Health Optimization Medicine, and The Cell Danger Response

Dr. Ted Achacoso: Evolutionary Medicine, Health Optimization Medicine, and The Cell Danger Response

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Ted Achacoso joins our host Boomer Anderson to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What is evolutionary medicine, and what is its role in the Health Optimization Medicine and Practice framework?
  • How does Universal Darwinism play a role in health optimization medicine?
  • How are master regulatory genes and the cell danger response related to each other?

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Brian Mackenzie: Respiratory Physiology, the Stress Response, and the Importance of CO2

Brian Mackenzie: Respiratory Physiology, the Stress Response, and the Importance of CO2

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Brian Mackenzie joins our host Dr. Scott Sherr to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include: 

  • Why is CO2 so important in respiratory physiology?
  • How does building up CO2 tolerance affect not only your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, but your aerobic and anaerobic metabolism as well?
  • What is the importance of nasal breathing?

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Dr. Lucia Aronica: Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Health Optimization Medicine

Dr. Lucia Aronica: Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Health Optimization Medicine

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Lucia Aronica joins our host Dr. Scott Sherr to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • What is the definition of epigenetics, and what are common epigenetic modifications?
  • What were the results from the DIETFITS study?
  • What are the various types of epigenetic clocks, and what are the best ways to use them?

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Dr. Joscha Bach: Artificial Intelligence In Medicine, Conscious Machines, and The Future of Healthcare Providers

Dr. Joscha Bach: Artificial Intelligence In Medicine, Conscious Machines, and The Future of Healthcare Providers

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Joscha Bach joins our host Dr. Ted Achacoso to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • Will physicians and other healthcare providers be replaced by AI technologies?
  • Can AI help solve the most frightening aspects of US healthcare, or are we beyond solutions?
  • What is the future of conscious machines?

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Dr. Michael Levin: Xenobots, Limb Regeneration, and the Power of Cellular Communication

Dr. Michael Levin: Xenobots, Limb Regeneration, and the Power of Cellular Communication

In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Michael Levin joins our host Dr. Ted Achacoso to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:

  • Can we unlock the secrets of limb regeneration to revolutionize the future of medicine? 
  • How can we harness the power of cellular communication to control cancer growth? 
  • What are the ethical and practical implications of creating programmable living machines known as xenobots?

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