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Decoding Superhuman is a show for those looking for an elevated human experience through health. 
Boomer Anderson, Decoding Superhuman’s host, interviews the top thought leaders in the fields of health and performance optimization.
This includes deep dives into chronobiology, minimum effective exercise, technology, the future of work, nutrition, productivity, applications of Eastern medicine, neuroscience, data, omics testing and technologies, and tactics to live a healthy and optimized life.
Explore the latest science, technology, and tools to optimize your health and performance whether it be at work or home.
New episodes released every Tuesday.

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Decoding Superhuman is a show for those looking for an elevated human experience through health. 
Boomer Anderson, Decoding Superhuman’s host, interviews the top thought leaders in the fields of health and performance optimization.
This includes deep dives into chronobiology, minimum effective exercise, technology, the future of work, nutrition, productivity, applications of Eastern medicine, neuroscience, data, omics testing and technologies, and tactics to live a healthy and optimized life.
Explore the latest science, technology, and tools to optimize your health and performance whether it be at work or home.
New episodes released every Tuesday.

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    Dealing with Insomnia: Sleep Solutions for Crisis Times with Greg Potter

    Dealing with Insomnia: Sleep Solutions for Crisis Times with Greg Potter

    Our first conversation is one of the most downloaded episodes of the podcast! Greg Potter PhD returns for a discussion about the effects of COVID-19 on sleep, what to do about stress induced insomnia, formulas for behavior change leading to better sleep, and Resilient Nutrition.

    Who is Greg Potter, PhD? 
    Greg Potter’s PhD work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Greg has a BSc and an MSc in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University, where he coached a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships. Greg has also worked with groups such as The United States Naval Special Warfare Command on health and performance optimization. He is now Chief Scientific officer for a digital health startup.

    Highlights
    [5:23] COVID-19 and Sleep Disturbance
    [10:14] Tracking Data for Health and Sleep Optimization
    [18:46] What metrics matter
    [28:40] Beating Anxiety induced Insomnia
    [39:03] Optimizing the Sleep-Wake Cycle
    [45:48] Creating a sleep routine
    [52:30] Sleep Supportive Nutrients and Supplements
    [1:02:10] Resilient Nutrition
    Resources
    Chrononutrition: Optimal Meal Timing for Epic Energy, Focus and Body Composition with Greg Potter
    Sleepio App
    Tobias Lundgren Bull’s Eye Exercise
    VO2 max Cooper Test
    Restwelle Melatonin
    Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index

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    Resilient Nutrition
    I met Greg Potter at a speaking event in Latvia.
    9 months later, I met Ali Macdonald at a speaking event in London.
    Ali and Greg mentioned they were working on something special in the endurance space. And damn... they have done a fantastic job of tackling endurance nutrition. 
    I remember when I was going back to run the Brussels marathon and I was looking at the options for fueling during the race. I was surprised by the lack of real food, but also things that supported me during my run.
    Enter Resilient Nutrition.
    Ali and Greg have developed a formula which is called Long Range Fuel, and there are several choices for you, which now I use for everything from cognitive endurance to my physical endurance. 
    Head on over to resilientnutrition.com and get yours today because they taste so fricking good. Use the code Boomer for 10% off.

    Vielight
    Vielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.
    The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.
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    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Greg Potter PhD
    Resilient Nutrition
    Resilient Nutrition Facebook
    Research Gate
    LinkedIn
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    Twitter

    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer).

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Finishing the World's Toughest Endurance Events: A Guide to Resilience with John Kelly

    Finishing the World's Toughest Endurance Events: A Guide to Resilience with John Kelly

    John Kelly holds a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records, is a Chief Technology Officer, and is the 15th person to finish the Barkley Marathons. John shares stories on how he trained for the Montane Spine Race, surviving the Barkley, and how he still has time for family at the end of the day.

    Who is John Kelly? 
    John Kelly is an ultrarunning data scientist, father of three with a former triathlon habit. He is the Chief Technology Officer of Envelop Risk, and to support his ability to do that day job with a clear mind he runs, bikes, and hikes. He also used to be a pretty serious water skier and World of Warcraft player.
    John has been running most of his life. In high school he was a good, but not a great runner. During college and grad school, John essentially took a full decade off from the sport. After grad school, he rediscovered his love of the mountains on a road trip out west that included hiking the John Muir Trail with his incredible wife Jessi.
    John ended up running the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, and it was an absolute disaster. It was his first race in 10 years, his longest race by 20 miles, and his training had been horribly insufficient. Of course, immediately after that, John said, “I think I can do better” and signed up for another.
    John has always been a math and computer person who enjoys finding patterns and automating complex processes. An opportunity at a startup, where there was less bureaucracy and John would have more influence over research and applications, was something he couldn’t walk away from. In the summer of 2015, around the same time that he got serious about ultrarunning and triathlons, as he made the jump to become the Director of Analytics at QxBranch, a data analytics startup in downtown DC. That startup partnered with a company in the UK to create another startup, Envelop Risk, that could better deliver that product to customers and insurance partners.
    Highlights
    [3:30] Setting a world record
    [7:30] The appeal of data science
    [9:55] Returning to running
    [15:44] Thriving at the Barkley Marathons
    [22:30] How ultra resilience transfers to everyday life
    [30:06] The biggest mistakes people make with marathons
    [36:15] John’s training regimen
    [43:50] Sleep optimization for performance endurance
    [49:45] Use data in the training
    [55:38] Maintaining work-life balance
    Resources
    The Barkley Marathons Documentary
    Barkley Marathons
    Upper Kelly Camp
    David Roche -Training For Busy Athletes
    Garmin Forerunner 945
    The Bible

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    Resilient Nutrition
    The guys at resilient nutrition have done a fantastic job of tackling the endurance nutrition space. 
    Their first product, Long Range Fuel comes with not only what they describe as Beyond Nut Butter, energy-dense food, but al

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Spiritual Journies, Bodybuilding Championships, and Optimizing Digestion with Wade Lightheart

    Spiritual Journies, Bodybuilding Championships, and Optimizing Digestion with Wade Lightheart

    Wade Lightheart, Co-Founder of BiOptimizers, built a wealth of experience traveling the world. As a vegetarian bodybuilder, Wade competed in Mr. Universe and was a 3 time Canadian All-Natural bodybuilding champion. Wade shares his wisdom from a life traveling the world, dieting, and what led him to focus on digestion.

    Who is Wade Lightheart? 
    3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion who competed as a vegetarian, former Mr. Universe Competitor, host of The Awesome Health podcast, Wade Lightheart is one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise which have sold in over 80 Countries.
    Wade also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and is the Co-Founder and President at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company.
    He’s been in the health industry for over 25 years, coached thousands of clients, and is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels.

    Highlights
    [6:03] The search for spirituality
    [14:07] Becoming a digital nomad
    [18:41] Living in India
    [23:27] The best of living abroad
    [28:00] Becoming vegetarian
    [33:46] Vegetarian bodybuilding
    [45:10] Digestive enzymes
    [1:01:01] A self-evaluation for leaky gut

    Resources
    Joe Gold
    Gold’s Gym
    Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
    The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar
    Enzyme Nutrition by Dr. Edward Howell
    Food Enzymes for Health & Longevity by Dr. Edward Howell
    Power VS Force by David Hawkins

    Sponsors
    Vielight
    Vielight combines science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Their mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life. 
    The Neuro Alpha is a staple in my stress resilience and sleep improvement routine. I get better sleep, better focus, and less anxiety around public speaking. And… increased ability to drop into flow.
    Go to vielight.com and use the coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off on your purchase.
    BiOptimizers
    If you’re over 35, your enzyme levels have already begun to decline and your immune system can be more susceptible to viruses.
    Enzymes are the workhorses of digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients. 
    Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%! This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition. 
    This is why I’m a big fan of enzyme and probiotic supplementation and one of the best companies I’ve ever found that specializes in optimizing your digestion through both of these supplements are my friends at BiOptimizers.
    Head on over to www.bioptimizers.com/boomer and use coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off any package. They have the best guarantee I've seen in the industry. It's a 365 day FULL money back guarantee.
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    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Wade Lightheart
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    Awesome Health Podcast

    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not m

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Continuous Improvement, COVID, and Complex Systems with Mohammed Enayat

    Continuous Improvement, COVID, and Complex Systems with Mohammed Enayat

    Dr. Enayat talks about the resurgence of the COVID pandemic and how to systematically prepare for healthy immune response in case of infection. Dr. E, as he's affectionately known, shares his wealth of knowledge inpersonal medicine and indoctrinating new evidence-based approaches.

    Who is Dr. Mohammed Enayat? 
    Dr. Mohammed Enayat is a general practitioner with further training in functional medicine, age medicine management, aesthetic medicine, and medical management.
    He is the co-founder of LMS Wellness, the world’s first integrated medicine, and biohacking center applied for human longevity and performance medicine, where the bar for healthcare isn’t merely the absence of disease; instead it’s a nirvana of human performance and endurance on all levels.
    Fascinated by applying the scientific advancements in aging, he has created a health system that is approaching the algorithm of aging adopting a data driven approach to engineering health.
    Dr. Enayat’s extensive training has taken him from South Africa to San Diego, where his work in the stem cell industry reframed his lens on the innate potential within us to self regenerate. He established his reputation as one of the bright stars of medicine by being awarded the opportunity to partake in the prestigious Darzi Fellowship for Clinical Leadership.
    He is a true visionary, ambitious and forward-thinking, who looks to contribute to shaping the future of healthcare, challenging its limitations, whilst presenting its infinite possibilities.

    Highlights
    [4:11] Resilience during COVID
    [12:07] Preventing the extreme immune response caused by COVID
    [18:14] Should you test for COVID antibodies?
    [32:30] Evidence-based vs indoctrinated medicine
    [39:31] Complex adaptive systems approach to health
    [46:40] Compounding the benefits of micronutrients, hyperbaric, ozone, and cryotherapy

    Resources
    Dr. Mo’s COVID-19 Immunity Book
    COVID-19 and autoimmune diseases
    Comorbidity and its impact on 1590 patients with COVID-19
    LMS Wellness education program
    Patrick Hanaway Publications
    Start with Why by Simon Sinek

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    KÄÄPÄ Health
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    One of my favorite tools for cognitive enhancement, especially after long plan rides, is Blue Cannatine. The delivery mechanism is unique (buccle troche). It is especially effective for me on improving short-term memory, focus, and verbal fluency.
    It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. 
    Get yours at troscriptions.com.
    Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).
    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Dr. Mo
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    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer).

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    • 55 min
    Jam Sessions

    Jam Sessions

    The Jam Session is an experimental format for the show. Roy Matz is the editor of the podcast and joins Boomer to discuss the first half of 2020. This is a wide-ranging reflection on: lockdown, routines, failed experiments, best books, and much more.

    Highlights
    [5:05] Lockdown
    [11:02] Falling in love with Amsterdam
    [18:11] Essentialism
    [21:30] Routines
    [30:00] Why you should have a alarm to remind you to stop working
    [35:40] A year ago vs. now
    [42:42] Failed experiments with Veganism
    [49:19] Best Books
    [56:05] What's in the bag?
    Resources
    CAR.O.L Bike - Use Code BOOMER for a discount
    Bstrong blood flow restriction Use Code BOOMER for 10% off
    Essentialism by Greg McKeown
    Blue Cannatine - Use Code BOOMER for 10% off
    Interview with Greg McKeown
    Waking Up by Sam Harris
    Blinkist
    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
    It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Roy Matz on Spotify

    Sponsors
    Neurohacker Collective
    Neurohacker Collective specializes in the comprehensive formulas possible for needs like better mental performance, slowing the aging process, and increasing energy.
    Their founder Jordan Greenhall is a well respected public intellectual who has been on the show to discuss ways to increase human sovereignty, and their medical director Dr. Daniel Stickler has also been on the show and is one of the foremost experts in the world in the field of integrative medicine.
    They make the product Qualia Mind which can create astonishing improvements in focus, mental energy and emotional willpower, with the more affordable Qualia Focus being almost as good at half the cost. They also just debuted a product called Eternus, the most comprehensive anti-aging formula on the market, and are approaching backorder status for this revolutionary formula with dozens of ingredients and anti-aging properties.
     
    Go to neurohacker.com and entered discount code BOOMER at checkout for 15% off any purchase of Neurohacker products. Their products are the real deal for thinking clearer, improving energy, and staying in your physical prime for as long as possible.

    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer).

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Protecting the Asset: A Conversation on Essentialism with Gregory McKeown

    Protecting the Asset: A Conversation on Essentialism with Gregory McKeown

    Have you felt overwhelm? Does perpetual distraction prevent you from doing your best work? Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times bestselling book Essentialism, discusses proven methods of selecting projects, protecting the asset, and how saying no leads to you being able to do your best work. 

    Who is Gregory McKeown? 
    Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people and teams break through to the next level—and others don’t.
    The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. As well as frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success.
    McKeown is the CEO of McKeown Inc. Clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.
    His writing has appeared or been covered by The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month.
    McKeown has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR, NBC, FOX, and as a regular guest on The Steve Harvey Show. Entrepreneur voted his interview at Stanford University the #1 Must-See Video on Business, Creativity and Success.

    Highlights
    [5:29] Defining Essentialism
    [11:31] Saying no
    [25:15] Defining what is essential to you
    [28:51] The fear of missing out (FOMO)
    [32:01] Framework for essential decision making
    [38:22] Maintaining positivity in the family
    [50:11] Strategic boundaries in life
    [57:47] Tools to get you started with essentialism
    [1:00:46] A day in the life of the essentialist

    Resources
    Essentialism by Greg McKeown
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    William Wilberforce
    Letsfit White Noise Machine
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

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    B Strong
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    Blue Cannatine
    One of my favorite tools for cognitive enhancement, especially after long plan rides, is Blue Cannatine. The delivery mechanism is unique (buccal troche). It is especially effective for me on improving short-term memory, focus, and verbal fluency. 
    It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. Get yours at troscriptions.com.
    Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).

    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Greg McKeown
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    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer).

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    • 1 hr 16 min

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