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Welcome to the Biocurious podcast where you are encouraged to be curious about your biology! Hosted by health scientist and seasoned biohacker, Kayla Osterhoff. Each week Kayla and guest experts will take you on a journey to explore your human potential. Discover secrets of your biology, explore evidence-based biohacks, and learn tangible holistic health practices that will elevate and optimize your life!

BioCuriou‪s‬ Kayla Osterhoff

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Welcome to the Biocurious podcast where you are encouraged to be curious about your biology! Hosted by health scientist and seasoned biohacker, Kayla Osterhoff. Each week Kayla and guest experts will take you on a journey to explore your human potential. Discover secrets of your biology, explore evidence-based biohacks, and learn tangible holistic health practices that will elevate and optimize your life!

    85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

    85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

    In this episode, you will learn about the difference between the mind vs the brain and how to detox them, how you can train your brain to make better decisions, how our brains and bodies are programmed. Austin Perlmutter, M.D. is an internal medicine physician & NYT best-selling author who works to help people realize better physical and mental health.
    This episode explores what the brain and the mind are, and how we can use them to make better decisions. Austin and Kayla talk about changing your decisions for the better, and the importance of taking control of your health. They go over why you need to take a proactive approach to your health, and the situations surrounding decision-making. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with ways to optimize your mind and brain.
    If you’re looking to train your brain to make better decisions, this episode is a great place to start!
    ABOUT THE GUEST:
    Austin Perlmutter, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times best-selling author. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His focus is in helping others to improve decision-making and quality of life. He is also interested in methods of understanding and reducing burnout in the medical field. He is the co-author of Brain Wash. He writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain.
    INSIDE THIS EPISODE:
    06:05 — The Brain vs The Mind
    Why they are two separate entities
    Mind: the filter that paints our human experience
    Brain: physical construct
    Mind + Brain = the human operating system
    14:13 — Detoxing the Mind & Brain
    How to detox for health optimization
    Looking at the way we make choices
    How we can start wiring our brain for better health
    Understand why the brain prevents us from helping ourselves
    Redefining good & bad decisions
    23:07 — Helping People Act on Their Own Decisions
    Setting up your brain for better decision making
    Variables involved with our decision making
    Analyzing previous choices & the situations surrounding them
    Turning to curiosity instead of blame
    Setting up a protocol to change those variables
    30:22 — Programming Our Brains & Bodies
    How our decision-making changes throughout our lives
    3 Systems: Immune, stress, and gut pathways
    Bidirectional feedback system
    45:33 — Live Audience Q&A
    Best way to teach the unconscious mind how to learn
    Books: Tiny Habits, Good Habits Bad Habits, The Power of Habit
    How people can engage with health care professionals
    Nudging the healthcare system to a proactive approach
    Keeping up to date information
    Connect with Dr. Austin Perlmutter:
    Book: Brain Wash
    Podcast: Get The STUCK Out
    Instagram: Austin Perlmutter
    Connect with Kayla:
    Social media: @biocurious_kayla

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    84. Biotech for Health Optimization with Biostrap Labs

    84. Biotech for Health Optimization with Biostrap Labs

    In this episode, you will learn about Biostrap Labs, the importance of data integrity, how you can use data to optimize your health, and what to look out for in the field of biotech. Sameer Sontakey is the CEO and Co-Founder of Biostrap Labs and has over 10 years of experience in software engineering. Kevin Longoria is a clinical exercise physiologist and the Chief Science Officer at Biostrap Labs and is an advocate for an integrative approach to health and fitness.
    This episode dives deep into the data behind Biostrap Labs and why it stands out from its competitors. You will learn how you can apply biometric data to your own life to optimize your health, and why it’s important to look into the research before you invest in new products. Kevin and Sameer talk about what to look forward to in biotech and how biotech can help us take a proactive approach to our health.
    If you want to learn more about biotech from two experts in the field, this is the episode for you!
    ABOUT THE GUESTS:
    Sameer Sontakey: With over 10-years of experience in software engineering, Sameer created Biostrap to provide the world’s most advanced, science-based platform to improve global health. With a computer science background, Sameer has architected and built frontend applications, backend services, and set up data pipelines for big data.
    Kevin Longoria: His expertise in the field of health and performance restoration and optimization has led him to work with populations ranging from clients with severely compromised health to elite athletes such as Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo. Additionally, Kevin’s passion for research and education has led to a role as an international public educator for health & fitness professionals surrounding his integrative approach that emphasized the importance of the mind and gut in conjunction with the physical body.
    INSIDE THIS EPISODE:
    07:08 — The Data Behind Biostrap
    The use of red vs green PPG sensors
    Not sacrificing data integrity for speed
    Checking data 29 different ways before returning it to you
    Making meaningful use of your data
    The importance of clinical validation
    12:19 — The Research & Why it’s Important
    The unregulated commercial landscape industry
    Testing the claims of other companies
    Validating research of other biotech companies
    How to collect your own data
    Determining whether your investment is safe
    17:14 — How To Apply Your Own Data
    Technology can put you on the right path
    Using data to set your day
    Applying the right dose of stress to improve sleep
    Understanding how to define health and fitness
    26:24 — Up & Coming In Biotech
    Covid research led to an increase in biometric symptoms & research
    Taking a proactive approach to health instead of a reactive
    Why people are more open to using technology
    Taking ownership of your health
    Using data to improve health

    Connect with Biostrap:
    Instagram: @biostrap
    Twitter: @biostrap
    Website: www.biostrap.com & https://biostrap.com/biostrap-labs/

    Connect with Kayla:
    Social media: @biocurious_kayla
    Join the BioCurious Co-op: https://www.biocuriouskayla.com
    Enroll in the PowHer Program: https://www.powherprogram.org

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    • 38 min
    83. His & Hers Biohacks with Sean McCormick

    83. His & Hers Biohacks with Sean McCormick

    In this episode, our guest Sean McCormick talks about his new project and the products and tools he uses to optimize his life. As the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast, he is well-versed in all things biohacking and has talked with hundreds of guest experts about the best ways to improve physical and mental health. In a snapshot, Sean is interested in results, consciousness, and getting the most out of the least effort. 

    You will learn about the "virtual biohacking assistant," Sean’s favorite products (he has a lot), and how to manage stress. Sean and Kayla also go over the differences in biohacking for men and women, and the importance of paying attention to your hormones. After listening, you might even start a conversation about it at the dinner table (reference to 17:20 of this episode).  

    If you’re looking for new products and want to learn more about his & hers biohacks, this episode is definitely worth the listen. 



    ABOUT THE GUEST:  

    Sean McCormick is a life coach and the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast. Before getting here, he started a highly rated flotation therapy center in Seattle to help athletes recover. He is passionate about biohacking because it allows him to be the best inside and out and spend time doing what he loves.



    INSIDE THIS EPISODE:

    07:00 — The Virtual Biohacking Assistant

    A beginners guide to biohacking

    Tailoring the resources to the individual, custom is key

    The importance of bio-individuality for women 

    The 4 stages of the hormone cycle

    Applying info from the Optimal Performance Podcast

    20:00 — Sean’s Favorite Products for Longevity

    For Supplements: https://www.naturalstacks.com/, https://www.myvitalc.com/

    For CBD: https://withjane.com/

    For Your Mental State: https://hapbee.com/

    Using a breath ionizer

    Importance of blue-blocking glasses 

    27:00 — All About Hormones 

    Balancing hormones for women vs men  

    Read: Estrogeneration by Dr. Anthony J

    Estrogen as the endocrine disrupter

    Testosterone booster: Rutt

    Managing stress with a busy lifestyle

    36:00 — Stress management

     Biohacks can’t solve everything 

    Tackling stress one day at a time

    Take control of your life & invest in yourself

    Learn how to breathe better & be creative

    Product: Serotonin Brain Food

    The vitamin C+ detox protocol

     

    Connect with Sean McCormick:

    Sean’s Podcast: http://optimalperformancepodcast.com/

    Products: http://optimalperformancepodcast.com/products/

    Instagram: @realseanmccormick



    Connect with Kayla: 

    Social media: @biocurious_kayla and @biocurious_podcast

    Join the BioCurious Co-op: https://www.biocuriouskayla.com 

    Enroll in the PowHer Program: https://www.powherprogram.org


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    • 40 min
    82. Sex and Skin with Anti-Aging Expert Dr. Amy Killen

    82. Sex and Skin with Anti-Aging Expert Dr. Amy Killen

    In this episode, you will learn about increasing longevity, taking care of your skin, and optimizing sexual function. Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics, and longevity medicine. Board-certified in emergency medicine with ten years of ER experience, Dr. Killen saw the impact of unchecked chronic disease and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine.

    This episode features a lot of laughs and most importantly, helpful tips and tricks on how to get clear skin and optimize your sexual function. Dr. Amy and Kayla talk about increasing longevity and thinking about aging as a disease with natural ways to live longer. The end of this episode features a live Q&A where you get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.

    Season 3 is starting off strong and this episode is packed with information you’ll love and use, so go ahead and give it a listen!

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

    An international speaker, clinical practice owner, medical director of a national regenerative medicine physician training course, author, and frequent media guest, Dr. Killen has become an outspoken advocate for empowering patients to look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, hormone optimization, personalized medicine and regenerative therapies.

    INSIDE THIS EPISODE:

    03:47 — Increasing Longevity

    Thinking of aging as a disease vs a natural process

    Inflammation: the cause of (basically) all your health problems

    How to enhance longevity

    Handling stress with a busy lifestyle

    Dr. Killen’s morning routine

    13:24 — A Step Closer to Clear Skin

    The importance of sunblock

    Using antioxidants & vitamins to help calm your skin

    Microneedling to increase collagen production

    Combating hormonal acne & treatments

    Causes of graying hair and the perks of being blonde

    Peptide 101: Starting off with BPC-157

    29:26 — Sexual Optimization

    Optimizing sexual function

    Improving tissue health & increasing blood flow

    Dealing with urinary incontinence for women

    Tired of Kegels? Try Intensity or Apex

    The Lioness: tracking your orgasms

    41:03 — Live Q&A

    How to deal with forehead veins

    Dealing with sports acne

    Addressing the potential link between hyaluronic acid and cancer

    Using hyaluronic acid products for anti-aging & the results



    Connect with Dr. Amy Killen:

    Instagram: @dr.amybkillen

    Youtube: Amy Killen MD

    Website: www.dramykillen.com

    Connect with Kayla:

    Social media: @biocurious_kayla

    Join the BioCurious Co-op: https://www.biocuriouskayla.com

    Enroll in the PowHer Program: https://www.powherprogram.org


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    • 49 min
    2020 Reflections & 2021 Outlook With Kayla

    2020 Reflections & 2021 Outlook With Kayla

     

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    • 16 min
    81. Nervous System Transformation With Irene Lyon

    81. Nervous System Transformation With Irene Lyon

    This episode we talk about how we develop and interact with our nervous system along with insight on the polyvagal theory. Our guest today is Irene Lyon who helps people around the world to transform trauma to heal their body and mind.
    On this episode we discuss:

    4:00 Nervous system training methods

    7:00 Common trauma causing plateaus

    7:30 Somatic experiencing

    8:20 How to restore the nervous system

    14:50 Polyvagal branches

    26:00 How to modulate the nervous system

    29:00 Treating deregulation in our nervous systems

    30:00 How our polyvagal develops in our adolescence

    33:20 Perpetual trauma due to lack of awareness

    37:00 Tips on improving mental regulation

    40:00 Listen to your impulses

    43:00 why “don’t shove it away”

    45:00 Being connected to the environment


    Connect with Irene:
    https://irenelyon.com/
    Connect with Kayla:

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/biocurious_kayla?igshid=13k16wei10ytd

    Web: https://www.biocuriouskayla.com


    Sponsors:
    Somavedic: use code BIOCURIOUS https://somavedic.com/?ref=2Blwe

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    • 56 min

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