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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. ...
 
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Dr. Chris McCurdy is the international expert on Kratom. Dr. McCurdy and I discuss this "plant of controversy" in detail. Kratom almost became a schedule one substance in the United States. The work of Chris Bell, Dr. McCurdy and others prevented this. In the podcast, Dr. McCurdy and I delve into the long history of Kratom use in places like Southe…
 
2020 was different than anticipated. It was a year full of great experiments and going down different rabbit holes. I share the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the show during 2020, my favorite books, and experiments. At the end of this episode, my lady stops by and talks about the impact that COVID had on our relationship, our different dietary…
 
Coming to the end of the year no one expected. Was it all bad? Roy and I discuss our key takeaways for the year, the conversations which had most significant impact on us, my current experiments, favorite books, and much more in the widespaning random show. Highlights [5:07] Big learnings in the past 3 months [9:50] Keeping a solid relationship in …
 
Angela Foster is a former corporate lawyer who battled and beat depression. Angela now serves as an Executive Health and Performance Coach. Angela opens up on depression and what it does to people, the way she beat it, and how that experience can be used by others in their struggles with depression Who is Angela Foster? Angela is a Nutritionist and…
 
Round 2 with Bodybuilding Champion and BiOptmizers Co-Founder, Wade Lightheart. This one gets into a dirty topic, parasites. Wade talks of the downsides of biohacking: when a parasite almost took his eye. Wade's experience led him to create an all-natural parasite cleanse. In this epsiode, Wade Lightheart educates on how to avoid parasites and what…
 
Julien Pineau and Ricahrd Aceves from StrongFit join the show to discuss nervous system regulation, the role of noradrenaline and lactate in the mind and the body, and movement as a tool for improving mental health. Who is Julien Pineau? Julien Pineau is a Humanist, Movement Specialist, and Founder of StrongFit, an intellectual and physical gym tha…
 
Not one to shy away from controversy, Dr. Tommy Wood has worked with some of the highest performing athletes in the world. From Formula One to Ironmans, what are some of the key takeaways Tommy had on behavior change from that experience? You would be surprised at how little free time these people have. I also get the chance to pick Tommy's brain o…
 
Anxiety is fascinating and something I've dealt with my entire life. New York University Professor, Neuroscientist, and Bestselling Author Dr. Joseph LeDoux, explains why the amygdala may not be the fear center of the brain, anxiety vs. fear, and a three-part construction for how to deal with anxiety which differs from the traditional anti-anxiety …
 
Nicotine is shrouded in controversy. Dr. Neil Grunberg has published >180 papers addressing behavioral medicine, stress, and leadership. Dr. Grunberg has received awards from the U.S. Surgeon General, CDC, FDA, American Psychological Association, NIH, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and USU. He has served as President of the USU Faculty Senate and …
 
Skeptical on Organ Meat? Ashleigh and I talk about the dark sides of bodybuilding and the benefits of organ meats and the impact of the carnivore diet (including carnivore fasting). The Muscle Maven’s book “It Takes Guts” provides a great path to enjoying and incorporating organ meat into your diet. Who is Ashleigh VanHouten? Ashleigh is a health a…
 
Patrick McKeown, bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage joins for round 2 on everything you need to know about breath work. Patrick and I delve into CO2 tolerance, freediving, capnography, and the specific protocols for training. He talks about devices and technologies that can be used to track your breathing. Who is Patrick McKeown? Patrick’s …
 
I invited some of my closest friends, Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis, to join the show today. Dasha, Mads, and I play a game of drawing the question out of the hat amidst a fun conversation around biohacking, being happy, inner work, routines, and much more. Who is Dasha Maximov? Dasha Maximov, former-management consultant turned health explorer, fou…
 
Joined by the editor of this podcast, Roy Matz, we reflect on all of the things that happened in the past quarter. This is a wide-ranging reflection on: routines, new experiences, time management, best books and documentaries, and a lot more. Highlights [4:45] Freediving experience [12:15] New Morning Routines [22:11] The Three Iteration Process [2…
 
I rarely get a chance to speak with someone with as much experiential knowledge as Josh Holland. He's the personal trainer behind many top professionals worldwide! In part two of this conversation, Josh and I dive deeper in his 5 pillars, discuss the perks of having a balance between primal movement and high-intensity interval training, and blood f…
 
Josh Holland joins me for part one of a marathon interview on movement. Josh is an absolute cornucopia of information on all things health, so you will see this conversation is wide-ranging. Josh provides cutting edge tips on recovery, sleep, and why awareness is so important to movement. Who is Joshua J. Holland? Joshua J. Holland is a wealth of e…
 
Kava is shrouded in controversy, but is it warranted? Cameron George discovered the benefits of traditional Kava preparations during his battle with chronic illness as an alternative to benzodiazepines. Cameron spent years researching every aspect of Kava, its history, past issues, and benefits. This led to him founding TRU KAVA. Who is Cameron Geo…
 
Let's decode anxiety with board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Dr. David Rabin. Dr. Rabin eloquently explains why anxiety is something most feel, how gratitude helps interrupt anxiety, psychedelics, and why he created the Apollo. Who is Dr. David Rabin? Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD, is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health …
 
Part 2 of the fascinating discussion with Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima on Cytochrome Oxidase and Methylene Blue. Part 1 was an introduction to Cytochrome Oxidase and the history of methylene blue. Part 2 is a deep dive into the benefits and current science behind Methylene Blue. Who is Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima? Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D., is …
 
Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima is one of the world's leading neuroscientists and an expert in Cytochrome Oxidase. This is part one of a two part discussion. Dr. Gonzalez-Lima educates on the role of cytochrome oxidase and the history of methylene blue. Who is Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima? Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D., is a courtesy professor in the D…
 
Blood Flow Restriction training offers an asymmetric return on time invested in exercise. Sten Stray-Gundersen shares his experience training elite level athletes with Blood Flow Restriction insights on BFR contributes to minimum effective dose training. Who is Sten Stray-Gundersen? Sten Stray-Gundersen, M.S. is a graduate researcher in the Clinica…
 
Tackling misinformation, live high / train low, blood doping, and blood flow restriction training with a world-renowned physiologist and physician and pioneer in sports medicine. Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen shared his wealth of expertise is a diverse array of athletic performance fields. Who is Dr. James Stray-Gundersen? Jim Stray-Gundersen is a world-…
 
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 L…
 
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 da…
 
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…
 
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 practit…
 
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