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Mind Body Peak Performance is the show for folks dedicated to maximizing their overall quality of life. I am your host Nick Urban and I'm bringing you the best minds handpicked from cognitive enhancement, biohacking, fitness, ancestral health, herbal medicine, spirituality, personal development, longevity, supplementation, and meditation. Each episode deconstructs their world-class work into tangible steps for you to look, feel, and perform your best. We'll leave no stone unturned whether modern topics like peptides and nootropics, or ancient systems like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You'll learn how to re-sculpt your body, boost energy levels, improve athletic performance, and gain mental clarity. Nick Urban is a Chek Practitioner, biohacker, performance coach, and has spent a decade studying high performance. Health nut or not, MPB will fill your toolbox with products, tactics, knowledge, and resources needed to live at your maximum potential.

Mind Body Peak Performance Nick Urban

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Mind Body Peak Performance is the show for folks dedicated to maximizing their overall quality of life. I am your host Nick Urban and I'm bringing you the best minds handpicked from cognitive enhancement, biohacking, fitness, ancestral health, herbal medicine, spirituality, personal development, longevity, supplementation, and meditation. Each episode deconstructs their world-class work into tangible steps for you to look, feel, and perform your best. We'll leave no stone unturned whether modern topics like peptides and nootropics, or ancient systems like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You'll learn how to re-sculpt your body, boost energy levels, improve athletic performance, and gain mental clarity. Nick Urban is a Chek Practitioner, biohacker, performance coach, and has spent a decade studying high performance. Health nut or not, MPB will fill your toolbox with products, tactics, knowledge, and resources needed to live at your maximum potential.

    Hundreds of Muscles You Didn‘t Know to Train | Karese Laguerre @ The Myo Spot

    Hundreds of Muscles You Didn‘t Know to Train | Karese Laguerre @ The Myo Spot

    I've never thought much about my facial muscles. As you'll learn today, that's a big mistake. Hundreds of muscles between your shoulders and head keep you alive and functioning well. Just like we train major muscle groups with weight lifting, running, and sports, so should we train the smaller ones we use automatically.


    Meet our guest
    Karese Laguerre is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry NJ. As a mother of four, Karese actively sought solutions to symptoms her kids experienced. Such as snoring, wetting the bed until age 9, sleepwalking, frequent congestion, allergies, inability to breastfeed, diagnosis with ADHD, and sensory processing issues. She discovered a rarely discussed missing link, studied under Sandra Holtzman, and became an Orofacial Myologist. Later, Karese founded The Myo Spot where she helps others improve their sleep, health, and facial aesthetics using a special type of training.


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    Key takeaways
    The muscles between the shoulders and forehead require special attention to optimize vital functions (breathing, chewing, swallowing)

    Seemingly random symptoms can come from poor orofacial function

    Why Karese believes that the tongue should almost be classified as an organ

    If your oral health declines despite brushing your teeth and flossing, consider OMT


    Links
    Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hzXjeUYebCY

    Full episode show notes: mindbodypeak.com/22


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    Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Karese or me? Let me know at mindbodypeak.com/22 and one of us will get back to you!


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    Nick

    • 36 min
    Biohacking Beauty, Nootropics, and Transmuting Vital Energies | Khadija Rossi

    Biohacking Beauty, Nootropics, and Transmuting Vital Energies | Khadija Rossi

    Biohackers are the new modern-day alchemists of the 21st century. So far, today's science has struggled to quantify and define someone's "vibe". Health optimization isn't just about optimizing your sleep, your energy levels, and your overall health. It also extends to your various forms of energy. This conversation links aesthetics, transmuting esoteric energies, and nootropics/cognitive enhancement.


     


    Meet our guest


    Khadija, the founder of Beauty Biohacking and a health coach, has created a system to help guide people in their pursuit of beauty & wellness. Through blending nutrition, supplements, exotic skincare products, and some advanced anti-aging tools, Khadija's system is meant to not only create beautiful skin but ensure a healthy mind, body, and mood. As a health coach Khadija helps provide an organic path for unlocking your best self through biohacking.


     


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    Key takeaways


    Aphrodisiacs make you be and feel more alive

    How to transmute sexual energy for creativity, idea generation, productivity, and drive

    How everyone should tailor their own version of biohacking to optimize their lives

    Building inner radiance to build outer radiance


     


    Links


    Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MHhzqgy_DnY

    Full episode show notes: mindbodypeak.com/21


     


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    • 50 min
    The Overlooked Super Mineral of Recovery & Performance | Natalie Jurado @ Be Rooted In

    The Overlooked Super Mineral of Recovery & Performance | Natalie Jurado @ Be Rooted In

    You've heard of magnesium. Any talk of vitamins and minerals made my eyes gloss over until I read Carolyn Dean's book The Magnesium Miracle. I learned how this one single mineral played a role in virtually every health condition. The most prevalent deficiency that flies under the radar. This episode shines much-needed light on the science, uses, and benefits of magnesium.


    Meet our guest
    Natalie Jurado is the founder of Rooted In, a line of therapeutic magnesium-infused moisturizers that actively calm and relaxes your mood. She is a sought-after thought leader, educator and speaker and has worked at the forefront of the wellness industry for over 8 years. She’s considered an expert in all things magnesium and her mission is to spread awareness of this powerful mineral to all who struggle to live their most vibrant lives.


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    Key takeaways
    This mineral is used in over 600 biochemical processes in the body

    It takes 54 molecules of magnesium to process just ONE molecule of sugar

    An Epsom Salt bath is a quick, easy, and cheap way to see if magnesium will help you feel better

    Up to 85% of doctors visits can be attributed to magnesium deficiency

    Magnesium benefits dozens of serious health conditions and also improves performance and recovery in the healthy

    Virtually everyone is deficient, the RDA is half of what it should be, food labels grossly overestimate magnesium content in food due to nutrient-depleted farming, and anti-nutrients in "health" foods block the body from using the magnesium


    Links
    Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FtoNYV-aqEw

    Full episode show notes: mindbodypeak.com/20


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    Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Natalie or me? Let me know at mindbodypeak.com/20 and one of us will get back to you!


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    Nick

    • 52 min
    Your Diet Needs Medicinal Mushrooms (Benefits, Uses, & Science) | Dr. Mason Bresett @ Real Mushrooms

    Your Diet Needs Medicinal Mushrooms (Benefits, Uses, & Science) | Dr. Mason Bresett @ Real Mushrooms

    When I began researching natural nootropics and adaptogens, mushrooms continued to come up. I first blended Lion's mane into my MCT oil-laced coffee. Functional, adaptogenic mushrooms. Aside from a tasty addition to your meals, mushroom extracts act as adaptogens to bring the body back into balance and promote high performance. So I sought out a guest to explain the science of mushrooms in everyday language.


    Meet our guest
    Dr. Mason Bresett, ND studied human movement and then naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM). His career has focused on sports medicine, chronic illness, immune disorders, HIV, and mental health. Mason worked on the St. Francis Herb Farm, which inspired a deep dive into herbal medicine where he later led research studies and taught at the BINM herb club. While immersed in herbal medicine research, Mason found himself gravitating toward adaptogenic botanicals. He has a general family naturopathic practice in Sarnia, Ontario called The Health Creation Lab. Mason’s patients benefit from medicinal mushrooms, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and mind-body medicine. Mason leads the Real Mushrooms Practitioners education group, where he provides medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, herbalists, pharmacists, and chiropractors with the latest research. He's also working with medicinal doctors and oncologists to set up research studies using medicinal mushroom extracts.


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    Key takeaways
    The most cutting-edge pharma attempts to re-create some of the design of botanicals and adaptogens (including mushrooms), but often to less success

    The adaptogens, botanicals, and medicinal mushrooms Mason loves and uses most in his clinic

    Which mushrooms are best for mental and physical performance

    Profound improvements on gut health and ~70% of the immune system reside in the gut


    Links
    Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MRTVxrnf8Qw

    Full episode show notes: mindbodypeak.com/19


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    EP18: How to Buy Mushroom Supplements | Jeff Chilton (50 years studying mushrooms)


    Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Mason or me? Let me know at mindbodypeak.com/19 and one of us will get back to you!


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    50 Years Studying Medicinal Mushroom Supplements: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Jeff Chilton of Nammex

    50 Years Studying Medicinal Mushroom Supplements: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Jeff Chilton of Nammex

    When you study a subject for 50 years, you can become one of the world's foremost experts. In recent years, medicinal mushroom extracts have exploded in popularity. Lion's mane coffees, chaga teas, turmeric reishi lattes... but are you wasting your money on junk? This episode will teach you to buy high-quality mushroom supplements.


    Meet our guest
    Jeff Chilton studied Ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the sixties. He started out working on a mushroom farm in 1973. Over the last 50 years, he’s co-authored the critically acclaimed 1983 book Mushroom Cultivator. In 1989 he founded Nammex — the first supplier of mushroom extracts. Jeff was the one to bring organic certification to the Chinese mushroom industry. He’s is also a founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products and a Member of the International Society for Mushroom Science.


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    Key takeaways
    There are three primary parts of a mushroom, and the part most supplements use is virtually useless

    Advantages of extracts over whole grocery store mushrooms

    How to do the "Iodine Test" to see if your mushroom extract is really junk

    Tips on choosing, buying, and cooking mushrooms

    Why mushroom supplements grown in the USA are actually a red flag likely indicating poor quality

    Discovery of a compound found in mushrooms that some researchers consider a new vitamin

    The strong correlation between mushrooms and lifespan


    Links


    Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-OTwPR7vVbc

    Full episode show notes: mindbodypeak.com/18


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    Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Jeff or me? Let me know at mindbodypeak.com/18 and one of us will get back to you!


    Keep growing,


    Nick

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Herbal Medicine Basics & Simple Home Remedies | Clinical Herbalist Shannon Stone

    Herbal Medicine Basics & Simple Home Remedies | Clinical Herbalist Shannon Stone

    Humans have used herbs medicinally for millennia. Indispensable in the toolkit of shamans, healers, and traditional medicine folk. Today, despite quick dismissal by Western medicine, well-trained herbalists get astounding results. With a little research and some basic ingredients, you can make your own remedies. To prove this, I brought on an herbalist that nomads around the country in a van.


    Note: this is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor before making any lifestyle changes.


    Meet our guest
    Shannon is a clinical herbalist diagnosed with endometriosis at age 19. She lived in misery, following her doctor’s guidelines without any relief. At age 22, they told her that the disease had progressed to the point where she would never have kids. She was also diagnosed with ADHD. Shannon began researching and used herbs, supplements, diet, and lifestyle to completely turn her life around. She got pregnant at age 27 and successfully treats her ADHD. She’s living her best life and helping other women do the same.


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    Key takeaways
    Preparation style determines the effects of the herb. Options include: essential oils, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, extractions. syrups, creams, salves, balms, poultices, and oxymels.

    Essentials everyone should stock in their pantry

    Home remedies used for rapid wound healing and lasting immunity

    Herbs that support cognition, athleticism, and recovery


    Links
    Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VAGfKoYgLek

    Full episode show notes: mindbodypeak.com/17


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    Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Shannon or me? Let me know at mindbodypeak.com/17 and one of us will get back to you!


    Keep growing,


    Nick

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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So informative!

Such an informative podcast! I love the mix of holistic, intuitive practices with the backing of science. The best of both worlds.

Julie Mods ,

Learning tons

New to biohacking, health optimization, and podcasts in general. Finding these episodes easy to grasp and like the mix of science, human performance, and ancestral living.

Feels like Nick knows the industry well and I’d like to see more episodes on improving brainpower!

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Incredibly informative information

Nick Urban is an excellent guide through a fascinating area of medical science, using his expertise to share amazing tips and information that will change your life and health for the better. Can’t recommend this podcast and Nick Urban enough.

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