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The Hanu Health Podcast is dedicated to providing education and practical solutions for enhancing your resiliency to stress. We believe that everyone has the innate ability to identify, use, and overcome stress. Dr. Jay T. Wiles, an international expert on psychophysiology, the human stress response, and heart rate variability, hosts the show with a unique integration of science, ancestral wisdom, biohacking, and lifestyle intervention. He interviews diverse industry and scientific leaders and pioneers in helping others to improve the mental and physical health. Leading breathwork expert, Patrick McKeown, co-hosts the listener Q&A episodes, which places specific emphasis on the role of breathing, nervous system regulation, and enhancing resiliency to stress.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

The Hanu Health Podcast is dedicated to providing education and practical solutions for enhancing your resiliency to stress. We believe that everyone has the innate ability to identify, use, and overcome stress. Dr. Jay T. Wiles, an international expert on psychophysiology, the human stress response, and heart rate variability, hosts the show with a unique integration of science, ancestral wisdom, biohacking, and lifestyle intervention. He interviews diverse industry and scientific leaders and pioneers in helping others to improve the mental and physical health. Leading breathwork expert, Patrick McKeown, co-hosts the listener Q&A episodes, which places specific emphasis on the role of breathing, nervous system regulation, and enhancing resiliency to stress.

    Sleep Architecture, The Best Sleep Trackers Out There, Adjusting our REM Sleep Schedule and More: Roundtable #2 with Mollie McGlocklin and the Biohacker Babes!

    Sleep Architecture, The Best Sleep Trackers Out There, Adjusting our REM Sleep Schedule and More: Roundtable #2 with Mollie McGlocklin and the Biohacker Babes!

    The one thing that I've really wanted out of my podcast, but also just in general, is a lot more powerful female voices in the fields of health and wellness, performance, and biohacking. So when I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable podcast, I immediately knew three incredible women who would make for a really good, well-rounded discussion.
    Mental health, wellbeing and stress impacts both males and females. But in the health and wellness community, a lot of the time the strategies and therapeutics are more pointed towards males. So for me, this episode scratches my own itch because conversations like these are such an underserved thing in our community.
    Let's meet our esteemed guests on today's Roundtable Podcast.
    Renee Belz and Lauren Sambataro - https://thebiohackerbabes.com/ (The Biohacker Babes Podcast)
    Mollie McGlocklin - https://www.sleepisaskill.com/ (Sleep Is a Skill Podcast)

    In this episode, you'll learn:
    -How Mollie structures her sleep architecture...02:31
    -Consistency vs Accuracy of sleep trackers...05:42
    -How Dr. Jay digests his sleep data...07:21
    -What trackers DO measure well...08:24
    -Renee’s advice if you’re not a crazy Biohacker!...10:36
    -Dr. Jay’s data routine...13:15
    -Renee’s advice and experience with REM...18:27
    -Can we shift our REM stages in the night?...23:01
    -Empower Sleep Ring for Sleep Apnea...26:03
    -Lauren’s ‘home sleep study’ and Alarm clock hack...30:02
    -Sleep Coaching with Whoop...33:37
    -Why we need consistent sleep/wake times...34:25
    -What Dr. Jay does to get back on track...40:01
    -Mollie’s sleep anxiety and “Do Nothing Method”...43:43
    -Renee’s biggest sleep struggle...46:22
    -Lauren’s preference with week to weekend sleep...47:48
    -Mollie’s “Circadian-crafted Day” and “Summer Hours”...49:20
    -Dr. Jay’s non-negotiable...51:25
    -Mollie’s personal sleep challenges and hacks...52:50
    -STUDY about Sheets...57:02
    -Renee’s travel sleep hacks...58:31

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Managing HRV While Traveling, Meditation v. Breathwork for Mental Health, Alternate Nostril Breathing Tips and More with Patrick McKeown!

    Managing HRV While Traveling, Meditation v. Breathwork for Mental Health, Alternate Nostril Breathing Tips and More with Patrick McKeown!

    Jay Wiles and Patrick McKeown join forces once again to discuss the importance of self-awareness on stress relief and much more, including answering some listener questions!
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    -Discussion on stoic philosophy, Marcus Aurelius, etc...03:12
    -Resilience related to cognition and physiology...09:14
    -Lifelong learning, embracing new ways of viewing the world and one's craft...17:16
    -Tips on managing HRV and doing breath work while traveling...23:15
    -Entertaining worst-case scenarios only extends our pain and suffering...36:13
    -Listener Question #1: Natural pace vs. regimentation when it comes to breathwork...38:12
    -Listener Question #2: Alternate nostril breathing pros and cons...50:25
    -Listener Question #3: Is meditation or breathwork a better starting point for improving mental health?...1:10:40
    -And much more!
    Resources mentioned:
    https://amzn.to/3R1Nmig (The Obstacle Is the Way) by Ryan Holiday
    https://amzn.to/3AyNjU8 (Think Again) by Adam Grant
    https://oxygenadvantage.com (Breathe Right protocol)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Why Hanu? Dr. Jay Shares an Insider's Look at Developing a High-Tech Wearable.

    Why Hanu? Dr. Jay Shares an Insider's Look at Developing a High-Tech Wearable.

    The very act of recording this podcast was...interesting. Four separate attempts, and an entire hour consumed before I could get the product I wanted to share with you.
    Frustrating as it was due to factors I won't get into here, I realized it's very much like the process of developing our Hanu wearable, (which you can buy at a massive 40% discount when you use discount code POD40 at checkout.)
    In this episode, I share the essential product development factors that the Hanu team and I have taken from Day 1. Bottom line is if your life isn't improved by using the product, all the data in the world won't do you a lick of good.
    I'll just leave it at that. Enjoy this short "walk and talk" episode!
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    -The roadmap of developing an advanced tech product like the Hanu wearable...05:55
    -Hanu is not an HRV company; HRV is the mechanism by which we measure the efficacy of the product...08:05
    -Direction is the most valuable component of the Hanu mission (how to get from Point A to Point B)...11:30
    -Data vs. outcomes in measuring the efficacy of the product, not to mention the quality of your life...13:20
    -Changing psychology before changing physiology...16:40
    -And more!
    Resources mentioned:
    Go to hanuhealth.com and use discount code POD40 for a fat 40% discount off the retail price. This offer is literally days away from being taken off the table, so if you're going to buy it, now's the time!

    • 23 min
    The Stages of Behavior Change, Switching From a Fixed to a Growth Mindset. How to Take Ownership of Your Life and Enact Real Change!

    The Stages of Behavior Change, Switching From a Fixed to a Growth Mindset. How to Take Ownership of Your Life and Enact Real Change!

    Why is real change so dang difficult? In this episode, Dr. Jay reveals a few personal struggles he's dealt with in his own life, and shares the stages of change, as well as practicable tips on enacting real and lasting change in your own behavior.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    -How a psychologist found his true calling in the realm of fitness and behavior change...06:30
    -Dr. Jay visits the confession booth regarding his behavior and lifestyle from childhood to the present...12:20
    -Why real and permanent change is so difficult...21:03
    Internal locus of control is the key to personal accountability and ownership of your actions

    -The stages of change...27:25
    Pre-contemplation
    Contemplation
    Preparation
    Action
    Maintenance
    (Relapse)

    -Commentary on "SMART" goals...34:45
    Specific
    Measurable
    Actionable
    Realistic
    Timely

    -Cultivating a mindset of eschewing inaction...39:32
    -Steps to transitioning from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset...47:21
    https://amzn.to/3pjuy1U (Atomic Habits by James Clear)
    Always link goals with your values and aspirations
    Combine behaviors with things you always do (K.I.S.S.)
    Establish a reward system for achieving your goals
    Accountability enhances the success of behavior change by up to 42%

    -Education without action is meaningless...1:01:17
    Resources mentioned:
    -https://amzn.to/3pjuy1U (Atomic Habits by James Clear)
    -The Hanu wearable. Use code POD40 to receive the wearable and one year of membership for 40% off the retail price of $299!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Individualized Nutrition, Mouth Taping Pros and Cons, Intermittent Fasting: A Roundtable Discussion with Jay and the Leading Ladies of Health and Fitness Podcasting!

    Individualized Nutrition, Mouth Taping Pros and Cons, Intermittent Fasting: A Roundtable Discussion with Jay and the Leading Ladies of Health and Fitness Podcasting!

    This episode is near and dear to my heart, for it fulfills a long-seated desire I've had when I got into the podcasting game years and years ago.
    The one thing that I've really wanted out of my podcast, but also just in general, is a lot more powerful female voices in the fields of health and wellness, performance, and biohacking. So when I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable podcast, I immediately knew three incredible women who would make for a really good, well-rounded discussion.
    Mental health, wellbeing and stress impacts both males and females. But in the health and wellness community, a lot of the time the strategies and therapeutics are more pointed towards males. So for me, this episode scratches my own itch because conversations like these are such an underserved thing in our community.
    Let's meet our esteemed guests on today's Roundtable Podcast - the first of what we hope will be many such podcasts in the future!
    Renee Belz and Lauren Sambataro - https://thebiohackerbabes.com/ (The Biohacker Babes Podcast)
    Mollie McGlocklin - https://www.sleepisaskill.com/ (Sleep Is a Skill Podcast)

    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Deep Question #1: What did you eat for breakfast today?...10:30
    The importance of rotating foods in and out of the diet...16:16
    Differing viewpoints on mealtimes and eating patterns...24:40
    The ideal time to break your fast each day...36:12
    Listener question: Pros and cons of using mouth-tape while sleeping...48:30
    The folly of mindlessly copying your favorite health and fitness influencer for personal health decisions...57:40
    And much more!

    Resources mentioned:
    Levels Health
    Hanu Health
    https://thebiohackerbabes.com (The Biohacker Babes Podcast)
    https://www.sleepisaskill.com (Sleep Is a Skill Podcast )
    https://bengreenfieldlife.com (Ben Greenfield Life Podcast)
    Viome
    https://www.salk.edu/scientist/satchidananda-panda/ (Dr. Satchin Panda)
    https://thomasdelauer.com (Dr. Thomas DeLauer)
    https://oxygenadvantage.com/patrick-mckeown-m-a-tcd/ (Patrick McKeown)
    https://myotape.com (Myotape)
    Otter.ai transcription software

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ben Greenfield Interviews Dr. Jay About the Hanu Wearable...While Wearing the Hanu Wearable!

    Ben Greenfield Interviews Dr. Jay About the Hanu Wearable...While Wearing the Hanu Wearable!

    Welcome back to another episode of the Hano health podcast. I got another special one for you, and I don't mean to bombard you with all things, Ben Greenfield, but this is two weeks in a row that we wanted to release some content from Ben Greenfield.
    Now it's not actually an interview with Ben Greenfield. It's actually me on Ben Greenfield's podcast. So if you're a follower of Ben Greenfield, you might have heard this one, but if not, you'll get the special opportunity to hear me being interviewed by Ben Greenfield on his podcast about all things HRV and Hanu.
    Now this was a really special occasion for me as a podcaster, as a friend of Ben's. And the reason it was so special is because obviously we wanted to show Ben and his audience the world of Hanu. But one thing that I loved about this podcast that you will find really interesting is because Ben from the very beginning of the podcast has the Hanu strap on, he's got his app open and we walk through a lot of the features within the application. So he asked me questions on what he's seeing, why his data is doing what it's doing, etc. And I was able to provide an in-depth explanation of what's going with the app and device in real time.
    We walk through many of the different features, like the resonance frequency assessment that you get to do making sure that you're tracking things like bolt score, doing all of these beautiful practices.
    We talk about this idea of snapshot, which is like a testing feature morning readiness reading feature. All of the goodies are in there. So Ben and I unpack it all in this podcast so that I hope that you really enjoy this one because it was a blast for me to do and to be able to share with Ben's audience.
    And I'm very grateful that Ben said to go ahead and share it with the Hanu audience as well. So if you've already listened to the podcast, yes, it's the one that I did withBen recently. But if you haven't listened to it, here's your opportunity to do it and to support Hanu while you do it by listening on our podcast, couple other ways that you can help support the podcast.
    Then you can write to us: podcast@hanuhealth.com and we will send you a Hanu Health goody pack full of amazing Hanu and oxygen advantage gear. I hope that you really enjoy this podcast episode that I did with the one and only Ben Greenfield on his podcast. He's wearing this thing, telling you about what he sees and you will be able to experience this yourself soon.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    -What does “Hanu” mean?…03:50Hanu a Hawaiian word that means breath

    -Jay's personal journey to becoming an expert in HRV…05:15Specialized in “health psychology”
    “Demoralization”: learned helplessness and hopelessness
    Chronic ailments can be traced to demoralization
    Biofeedback training with military veterans produced noticeable improvements in health and well-being

    -How is the Hanu wearable different from other devices that track HRV?…11:46Measurement in most wearables is very standardized
    Looking at HRV continuously, all day long
    Alerts when there are dramatic changes in HRV “Life Events”
    “Super compensation”
    Uses same algorithms as devices like https://bengreenfieldlife.com/ben-recommends/fitness/the-oura-ring/ (Oura Ring)
    https://www.hanuhealth.com/podcast/ (Hanu Health Podcast)
    Podcast with Dr. Jay Wiles:https://bengreenfieldlife.com/podcast/self-quantification-podcasts/what-is-heart-rate-variability/ (A Deep Dive Into HRV: How To Use Heart Rate Variability To Optimize Your Sleep, Stress, Recovery, Performance, Nervous System Balance and Much More!)

    -What causes HRV to vary from day to day, even if stress levels don't appear to vary…21:30Talking can significantly suppress HRV (utilizing energy)
    Sleeping is of course far more potent than any daytime activities
    Hormonal responses will affect stress responses, even if not stressed out
    Shoot for staying within a certain range, versus a particular number throughout the day

    -The heart...

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

BroW13 ,

Love all the info!!

My favorite so far has been the round table episodes. I love all the info in all the episodes. Very informative and helpful. Love geeking out to podcasts on all things health and biohacking.

Dseminole ,

Great content

I enjoy the podcast and the discussion between Dr Wiles and Dr McKeown. I have been fascinated with breath work and related techniques to optimize mental and physical performance ever since discovering Wim Hof years ago. This podcast takes it to the next level and their evidence based approach with bio feedback via the Hanu platform takes it to the next level. I’m stoked to get my Hanu in the next couple weeks!

Goodgame good game ,

Love the pod

Cant wait to get my hanu device!

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