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Explore the latest science, technology, and tactics to optimize your performance. Every Tuesday and Saturday, new episodes are released discussing the latest in elevating the human experience.

Decoding Superhuman Boomer Anderson

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Explore the latest science, technology, and tactics to optimize your performance. Every Tuesday and Saturday, new episodes are released discussing the latest in elevating the human experience.

    Relentless: Lessons on Family, Badwater, and Racing the Sahara with Lisa Tamati

    Relentless: Lessons on Family, Badwater, and Racing the Sahara with Lisa Tamati

    Discussing endurance with one of the most badass women on the planet. Lisa Tamati and Boomer talk about ultramarathons, extreme conditions, how much suffering can you take, overcoming obstacles, dealing with fear and how to manage yourself. Lisa shares a powerful story about her mom.

    Who is Lisa Tamati? 
    For the past 25 years Lisa has competed in the world's toughest endurance events clocking up over 70,000km, racing everywhere from the Sahara, to the Gobi, to Death Valley to the Himalayas, Australia and Europe. She has pushed her mind and body to the limits, has both succeeded and failed and learned many lessons along the way. 
    She has also had to overcome many obstacles in her personal life from losing two babies to bringing back her mum after an aneurysm left her with major brain damage, to getting through divorce, financial ruin to rebuilding her life. 
    She knows what it takes to overcome obstacles, to chase massive goals and face your fears and now she lives to teach, coach and inspire people to reach their true potential through her programs and courses. We would love you to be our next success story.

    Highlights
    [2:09] Why run an ultra marathon?
    [3:43] What it takes to finish Badwater - Twice
    [11:46] Mindset for discipline
    [15:57] Crossing the Libyan dessert
    [21:16] Push yourself over a breaking point
    [25:07] Preparing for an ultra marathon
    [29:14] Helping her mom deal with aneurysm
    [36:30] Reversing brain damage with Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
    [40:36] Lisa's book

    Resources
    Badwater - The World’s toughest foot race
    Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
    Dr. Harch’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doige
    Pre-Order “Relentless” by Lisa Tamati
    Running to Extremes by Lisa Tamati
    Running Hot by Lisa Tamati
    Badwater - Where are they now? Feature

    Our sponsor for this episode is 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 SUPERHUMAN to get 10% off on your purchase.

    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Lisa
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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).

    • 44 min
    The Light Doctor with Dr. Alexander Wunsch

    The Light Doctor with Dr. Alexander Wunsch

    Exploring the field of light with one of its top experts, Dr. Alexander Wunsch. Dr. Wunsch and Boomer discuss chronobiology, zeitgeber, circadian rhythms, LED lights versus incandescent lights, and the Lüscher color test.


    Who is Dr. Alexander Wunsch? 
    Dr. med. Alexander Wunsch, physician and light biologist, lives in Heidelberg, Germany. He researches, consults and teaches on the effects of light, color and radiation upon human and environment and is Deputy Managing Director of the Max Lüscher Foundation in Lucerne, Switzerland.


    Highlights
    [9:20] Incorporating photobiology as a medical physician
    [14:38] The right amount of sunlight
    [20:31] Guidance for Vitamin D usage
    [22:07] Alternative sources for Vitamin D
    [34:23] The beginning of the Earth is the beginning of chronobiology
    [40:17] Temporal patterns in the environment
    [47:03] Color and light therapy
    [55:49] Therapeutic effects of green color and light
    [1:01:23] Chromotherapy lights
    [1:05:03] The Lüscher color test


    Resources
    The Formula of the Cosmic Octave By Hans Cousto
    Luscher Color Test by Max Luscher


    Our Sponsor today is Ra Optics
    Our sponsor for today’s show is one of the two brands of blue light blockers that I actually recommend using. I’ve had the CEO Matt Maruca on the show before and we got into a two-hour long discussion, which I think to this day is the longest episode of the Decoding Superhuman podcast. But his company raw optics has made blue light blockers sexy. And the beauty of their product is that blue light doesn’t get in. If any amount of blue light gets in, that Netflix show you’re watching late at night, that book that you’re reading on your iPad, that email that you’re answering, is disrupting your sleep.
    So where do you get yours?
    Head over to raoptics.com plug in the code Boomer you’ll get 10% off your order.


    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Dr. Wunsch
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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).

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Enhance Your Mind: Habits, Behaviors, and Tips to Operate a Peak Brain with Andrew Hill

    Enhance Your Mind: Habits, Behaviors, and Tips to Operate a Peak Brain with Andrew Hill

    Talking neurofeedback with one of the top peak performance coaches in the United States, Andrew Hill. Andrew and Boomer talk about Brain Mapping, Neurofeedback, and how to get your brain operating at its best.
    Who is Dr. Andrew Hill?
    Dr. Hill is one of the top peak performance coaches in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA’s Department of Psychology and continues to do research on attention and cognition. Research methodology includes EEG, QEEG, and ERP. He has been practicing neurofeedback since 2003. 
    In addition to founding Peak Brain Institute, Dr. Hill is the host of the Head First Podcast with Dr. Hill and lectures at UCLA, teaching courses in psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology.

    Highlights
    [2:29] How did Dr. Hill enter the neuroscience realm
    [10:01] Transitioning from psychiatry cases to the Peak Brain Institute
    [21:03] Dr. Hill explains what is brain mapping
    [32:04] Dr Hill goes over my brain map assessment
    [39:10] Explaining neurofeedback and the controlling process
    [43:20] SMR training to eliminate ADHD and control autism
    [46:21] Dr. Hill describes the operant conditioning
    [48:53] Downsides to neurofeedback
    [51:22] Neuroscientist perspective on the neurofeedback consumer devices
    [55:51The effect of psychedelics and nootropics on the brain
    [58:37] Lifestyle modifications that people can do to start training their brain better
    [1:01:13] Dr. Andrew Hill answers the superhuman six

    Resources
    Temple Grandin TED talk
    The Healing Power of Neurofeedback - Dr. Barry Sternman
    Pavlovian conditioning
    B.F. Skinner's Theory of Operant Conditioning
    Dr James Hardt
    truBrain nootropic stack
    Free Mindfulness and Meditation classes
    Living Dharma: Teachings and Meditation Instructions from Twelve Theravada Masters

    Our sponsor for this episode is 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 SUPERHUMAN to get 10% off on your purchase.

    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Andrew HillWebsite
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    LinkedIn
    Facebook

    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).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Personal Experiments in Optimization: The Top 10 of 2019

    Personal Experiments in Optimization: The Top 10 of 2019

    The top 10 behavior changes, experiments, and technologies I used to perform at my best in 2019. 

    Highlights
    [1:01] Influencers in the UK promoted hydrogen cyanide drink
    [3:12] Upping my travel game
    [5:34] Journaling for stress resilience
    [10:30] Minimum effective dose workouts
    [17:34] Setting up social media for maximum productivity
    [21:58] Leveraging masterminds and conferences
    [24:35] The strategic use of psychedelics

    Resources
    Feedly
    The article Influencers Unknowingly Promoted Fake Drink Made With Cyanide
    Road Warrior Essentials: Limiting the effects of EMF with Andreas Breitfeld
    EMF Reducing Travel Pants
    Drinking to enhance rather than escape life with Todd White
    When Right Goes Wrong: Accelerated Marathon Training
    X3: 10 Minute Workouts, Reversing Osteoporosis, and OMAD with Dr. John Jaquish
    CAR.O.L FIT AI – Improve Endurance in 8 Minutes and 40 Seconds
    Minimum Effective Movement with Pamela Gold
    Letting Go by David Hawkins
    Vielight Neuro Alpha
    Transcranial and intranasal photobiomodulation with Dr. Lew Lim

    Our sponsor today is CAR.O.L 
    You don’t have time for that 45 minute jog.
    You need something fast, efficient, and leaves you wanting more. 
    My favorite tool for this is the CAR.O.L. She is a life-changing bike, that provides you all the endurance you need into two 20 second bursts. 
    Yes, you read that right. 
    That’s 40 seconds of max-effort, including the warm up and cool downs, you get a kick-ass workout in 8 minutes and 40 seconds. 
    The CAR.O.L is a resistance bike powered by artificial intelligence, which personalizes and optimizes the resistance, so you hit your maximum intensity levels and maximize glycogen depletion every single time. 
    The proof is really in the pudding. CAR.O.L’s effectiveness was independently verified by the American Council on Exercise. I gave the CAR.O.L bike spin at Health Optimization Summit in London this year, and she kicked my ass so much that I had to get one. 
    Check out CAR.O.L at carolfitai.com 
    If you have limited time and want a kick ass workout, which basically everyone that listens to this show does, use the code DECODING150 for a big discount, head over to CarolfitAI.com to secure yours.

    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).

    • 29 min
    Exploring the Next Frontier: a Deep Dive Into Peptides with Jean Francois Tremblay

    Exploring the Next Frontier: a Deep Dive Into Peptides with Jean Francois Tremblay

    Peptides and performance enhancing drugs are an often-misunderstood topic. Jean-Francois Tremblay discusses the differences between SARMs and Peptides, the repairing peptides (BPC157), growth hormone, and many others.

    Who is Jean-Francois Tremblay? 
    Jean-François Tremblay studied Exercise Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pharmacy.
    He is now, a student and researcher at UQAM. He has been researching (in theory and in practice) peptides and SARMS since the 90s and published multiple studies on this matter, based on his own research. He had been studying the theoretical basis on what peptides are and their practical applications in sports performance, anti-aging, and health in general.
    His most recent work has been based on the premisses that the loss of muscle function (loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia), muscle strength (dynapenia) and muscle quality (muscle strength / mass)) begins at the age of 30 and continues exponentially with age in all the individuals.
    The mechanisms responsible for the loss of muscle function in the elderly are not yet well known, but probably involve various systems (physiological and neuromuscular) and this, in particular, is the main object of study of the CanLab laboratory. Jean Francois Tremblay is a biochemist that has dealt with peptide, SARMS, both in theory and in practice since the early 1990s.

    Highlights
    [3:23] What are peptides
    [8:18] The various effects that peptides can provide for people
    [13:32] The FDA and a potential for Peptide Bans.
    [29:00] Cycling Peptides
    [33:54] Applications for BPC 157
    [47:00] The effects of Melanotan II
    [57:11] Discussing growth hormone
    [1:13:17] Dosing
    [1:21:50] Downsides
    [1:23:41] Sourcing
    Resources
    BPC 157 and Blood Vessels
    Melanocortin receptor agonists, penile erection, and sexual motivation: human studies with Melanotan II
    Ipamorelin, the first selective growth hormone secretagogue
    How to Live Forever with Dr. Aubrey de Grey
    Oura Ring
    Fitbit Alta
    Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach

    Our sponsor today is CAR.O.L 
    You don’t have time for that 45 minute jog.
    You need something fast, efficient, and leaves you wanting more. 
    My favorite tool for this is the CAR.O.L. She is a life-changing bike, that provides you all the endurance you need into two 20 second bursts. 
    Yes, you read that right. 
    That’s 40 seconds of max-effort, including the warm up and cool downs, you get a kick-ass workout in 8 minutes and 40 seconds. 
    The CAR.O.L is a resistance bike powered by artificial intelligence, which personalizes and optimizes the resistance, so you hit your maximum intensity levels and maximize glycogen depletion every single time. 
    The proof is really in the pudding. CAR.O.L’s effectiveness was independently verified by the American Council on Exercise. I gave the CAR.O.L bike spin at Health Optimization Summit in London this year, and she kicked my ass so much that I had to get one. 
    Check out CAR.O.L at carolfitai.com 
    If you have limited time and want a kick ass workout, which basically everyone that listens to this show does, use the code DECODING150 for a big discount, head over to CarolfitAI.com to secure yours.

    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Jean Francois
    Website
    YouTube
    Facebook
    Facebook Group

    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).

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Hack Your Holidays

    Hack Your Holidays

    Today’s episode is curated by my listeners as I’ll be answering questions from people on social media. I’ll share my holiday meals survival strategy, the way that I prepare for those and what I do to prevent overstuffing. And I finally answer the Superhuman six questions I ask all of my guests.
     
    Highlights
    [3:00] What do you do to survive holiday meals?
    [5:36] Stimulating digestive enzymes before a meal
    [7:40] Stop eating two hours before you go to bed
    [8:20] I answer the Superhuman six
    Resources
    X3 bar
    Flow for the masses with Siim Land
    Transcranial and intranasal photobiomodulation with Dr. Lew Lim
    Inbox Zero
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    The Code of the Samurai
    Our sponsor today is BLUblox
    What brands of blue light blockers do we recommend? 
    BluBlox is definitely a go to. 
    The CEO Andy Mant on the show before where we got into a really deep dive on blue light. If you get any amount of blue light in your glasses, no matter if it’s 3%, 10%, it disrupts melatonin production. So Andy has created blue light blockers that hold up to the highest standards. And in fact, you can see he’s tested it versus other brands and that they always come out on top.
    Quality matters.
    If you head over to blublox.com and plug in the code “DS15”, you’re going to get 15% off your order.
    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).

    • 17 min

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