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HVMN Podcast: Pursuing Peak Performance and Health

Geoffrey Woo - Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic Diet, Biohacking, Sports Science, Nutrition, Fitness, Self-Help, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Longevity, Anti-aging,

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The HVMN Podcast deconstructs how we can become the best versions of ourselves. Unafraid of difficult topics and tough questions, Geoffrey Woo immerses himself in the core pillars of humanity to investigate one of life’s oldest questions: What makes ...Show More
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1:00:55 | Aug 20th

Drew Manning is the New York Times best-selling author of "Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose", in which he shares his experience purposefully gaining 75lbs and losing it all through the keto diet. Why? Drew...Show More

1:37:43 | Aug 12th

Dr. Paul Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the "nose-to-tail" carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had be...Show More

1:38:44 | Aug 7th

Roxanne Vogel not only summited Everest, but she did so in world record-breaking time. Her journey, timed from the moment she left and returned to her doorstep in Berkeley, took two weeks. Normally, it takes two months. Geoffrey Woo explores her back...Show More

14:31 | Aug 5th

One particular dramatic point in the 2019 Tour de France was the emergence, public confirmation, and the subsequent controversy around the use of ketone esters. Team Jumbo-Visma sparked everything off when they publicly came out to discuss the incorp...Show More

46:07 | Jul 24th

Dr. Lori Shemek is a pioneer in creating global awareness of low-level inflammation and how it is responsible for most illness, disease, faster aging and weight gain. She has been sending out the message about inflammation long before it was a buzz w...Show More

54:21 | Jul 16th

A classic, popular fitness goal is achieving 10% body fat. What if you’re already sitting at an impressive 8% body fat...with the goal of getting to 4% for a contest or photo shoot? What else could one possibly do to get leaner? This is the level of ...Show More

44:38 | Jul 10th

This week’s episode is truly the embodiment of the popular motto, “Taking your health into your own hands”. The story of Dr. Terry Wahls is a fascinating, deeply personal dive into the tie between nutrition and disease management. Dr. Wahls, a clinic...Show More

12:51 | Jul 1st

Earlier this week, San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ban e-cigarettes in San Francisco. It will be the first city to do so. In the game of "which one is unlike the others," it's really not obvious that amongst alcohol, chewing t...Show More

1:11:21 | Jun 27th

In the world of sports nutrition, a constantly evolving field, more and more athletes are adopting low-carbohydrate diets. Especially in the case of long distance endurance racing, an aerobic-heavy activity, wouldn't it make sense that athletes could...Show More

14:12 | Jun 20th

Vegan replacement meats has been a huge trend in recent months. There's a ton of press around Beyond Meat due to it's massive IPO and Impossible Burger getting high profile distribution deals with popular fast food chains. Here are my honest thoughts...Show More

56:21 | Jun 17th

Feeling stressed out? Your metabolism may be sharing the burden. This episode, featuring returning favorite Dr. Molly Maloof, revolves around stress. An essential facet of human function, how we perceive and respond to the stressors in our lives is k...Show More

08:21 | Jun 11th

Ketones are a brain fuel. They cross the blood brain barrier and can be used by brain cells. It's no surprise that many people in ketosis feel a boost of mental clarity and focus. How and why? Geoffrey Woo shares the current evidence and muses over p...Show More

1:12:20 | Jun 10th

You've heard the popular saying, "You can do anything you set your mind to." This mantra was key to Dylan Casey's success. Dylan is a retired professional cyclist who rode alongside Lance Armstrong on the US Postal cycling team. After winning multipl...Show More

1:07:18 | Jun 3rd

Meal replacements. It’s an arm of the food industry that has exploded in the last few years. As more & more of us are on-the-go or trying to maximize office productivity, quick & easy nutrition climb higher in demand. The problem is, most of these pr...Show More

12:41 | Jun 1st

One of the greatest challenges of training is successfully attaining "functional overreaching". Pushing your maximal capacity results in stress that leads to beneficial adaptations...making your body stronger, faster, & better. What happens when you ...Show More

53:04 | May 27th

On May 14th, 2019, close to two million people on the ketogenic diet found themselves without a support system, no new meal recipes to add to their week, and really...no home. Banting 7-Day Meal Plans, a popular Facebook low-carb group with over 1.6 ...Show More

1:00:02 | May 20th

Even as the fear of fat declines within the public eye, you've still probably experienced disbelief & bewilderment from co-workers, friends, or family when talking about your ketogenic lifestyle. Imagine being a high-fat, low-carbohydrate proponent a...Show More

1:18:15 | May 13th

How do you know if you’re following the ketogenic diet or intermittent fasting properly? You might feel the subjective benefits of ketosis, but quantitatively measuring ketone levels is always the most accurate (via breath, blood, or urine). Blood te...Show More

06:52 | May 7th

Before an important talk or a podcast, Dr. Rhonda Patrick drinks exogenous ketone esters. Why? With Dr. Patrick describing the benefit as feeling "less anxious and more in the present", there's something worth unpacking here. Can ketones help with an...Show More

1:17:57 | May 6th

Fat is fuel. It’s a common saying within the keto community. Let’s focus on this in regards to the brain. Fat cannot directly be used by the brain, but the ketones that become converted from a fat source can. If a brain can no longer effectively use ...Show More

12:26 | May 1st

The broad field of nutrition and health is rife with myths, misconceptions and frequently posed yet seemingly fundamental questions that we intuitively feel should have simple answers. Is a calorie a calorie? Is obesity due to eating too much or doin...Show More

54:54 | Apr 29th

Dr. Brad Schoenfeld is a natural bodybuilder turned researcher whose work focuses on the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy. Simply put...muscle growth! Unlike most of our other guests, he’s more cautious on the applications of the ketogenic diet and i...Show More

49:10 | Apr 23rd

Michael Brandt, who co-founded HVMN along with our main host Geoffrey Woo, just came back from running the 2019 Boston Marathon. Especially with Boston being Michael’s second ever marathon, everyone on the HVMN team was impressed & extremely happy to...Show More

1:30:22 | Apr 18th

mTor…mechanistic target of rapamycin. What is it? We reference mTor frequently on our podcast, particularly when we discuss fasting or keto and their potential for extending health & lifespan. mTor is a pathway that helps controls cell growth. In the...Show More

08:57 | Apr 15th

Wait...hasn't ketones been shown to reduce inflammation in prior studies? When a new study researched the effects ketones have on inflammation, the results were opposite to what everyone expected...including the researchers themselves. The paper was ...Show More

1:10:41 | Apr 8th

Metabolic syndrome. It’s a term we throw out all the time on this podcast. It’s about time we have an episode to specifically define metabolic syndrome, why we should care, and what we can do about it. To help do this, we have none other than Ivor Cu...Show More

15:04 | Apr 1st

On this Research Roundup, Dr. Brianna Stubbs discusses the culprit behind a news story that generated a health controversy recently. What do you think the media touted as the next food ready to knock years off your life? This time it’s not cakes and ...Show More

53:38 | Mar 27th

In modern life, most of us do most everything under artificial light - at the office, at the gym, at the store. The light bulb allows us to not be beholden to the sun and clearly a huge technological step forward for human life. But have we gone too ...Show More

1:09:01 | Mar 18th

Raise your glasses!  This is a fun episode for our 21+ listeners. We welcome Todd White, CEO of Dry Farm Wines, to the program. Dry Farm Wines is known as a keto-friendly "biohacked" wine. Todd is quite a biohacker himself, diving deep into a ketogen...Show More

50:43 | Mar 11th

Whether it's through diet, exercise, nootropics, or cutting-edge biotechnology, there’s tons of levers we can pull to improve our health and performance. Siim Land, a biohacker and high-performance coach, has been experimenting with these levers much...Show More

1:05:19 | Mar 4th

Hello listeners, and welcome to the HVMN Podcast. It’s Dr. Brianna Stubbs. We’re switching things up here this week, as I’ll be your host...giving Geoff a bit of time off! This week, we are going to look at the topic of Science communication. If you’...Show More

17:12 | Feb 26th

Welcome to the HVMN Research Round Up, hosted by Dr. Brianna Stubbs. Today, we’ll be going down one of Brianna's personal favorite rabbit holes: The way that ketones from the ketogenic diet and exogenous ketone affect inflammation. Is the ketogenic d...Show More

22:43 | Feb 20th

HVMN's Geoffrey Woo (CEO) & Dr. Brianna Stubbs (Research Lead) watch respond to a recent video posted by Marc Lobliner (Tiger Fitness). The video was titled "Intermittent Fasting is a HOAX - Studies Are In!". Obviously, we had some thoughts on Tiger ...Show More

47:27 | Feb 18th

Learning never ends. It's fundamental to how we improve our respective crafts, expand our understanding of the world, and grow as individuals. An emerging technique aimed to accelerate learning is transcranial direct current stimulation, which stimul...Show More

11:23 | Feb 13th

When we attempted to promote our podcast episode featuring Dave Feldman on Facebook, they denied the ad for "false, misleading, or deceptive claims". The ad copy is as follows: "Cholesterol just became a little more complicated. We challenge traditio...Show More

1:08:18 | Feb 11th

The concept of physical periodization - the intentional cycling of a training pattern - is well understood and practiced by top athletes. What about applying periodization to nutrition? This has been explored less, yet the health and performance bene...Show More

1:10:38 | Feb 4th

Dave Feldman, known as Dave Keto around the internet, is one of our favorite researchers today. Like our host, Geoff, he’s actually a computer engineer by training. With a systems engineering approach to the human body, Dave has one of the most inter...Show More

08:52 | Feb 1st

Hey everyone, Geoffrey Woo here. I started studying the science behind intermittent fasting in 2015 and experimenting with it. Now in 2019, I've been intermittent fasting for over 3 years and it's been an integral part of my lifestyle. I know many of...Show More

16:22 | Jan 29th

Tick-tock, it's our biological clock. Like many people, this phrase might make you think about aging or reproductive age; so clocks on something of a macro-scale over our lifespan. Actually, many processes inside our bodies are regulated on more of a...Show More

35:05 | Jan 22nd

I turned 30 a few weeks ago on Dec 27. Two weeks before, I decided to do something pro-active to celebrate. I decided to run 30 miles. It was an aggressive goal given that the longest I’ve ever run was a half-marathon (just 13.1 miles). I was going t...Show More

17:11 | Jan 15th

Jillian Michaels is a fitness trainer and a TV personality who is most known for her work on NBC's The Biggest Loser show. Recently, she was interviewed by Big Think about the ketogenic diet, where she was highly combative and dismissive about the in...Show More

1:06:03 | Jan 14th

Time. It’s our only limited & non-renewable resource. If you’re an entrepreneur or engineer, it can be tough to set aside time for exercise when there’s always an email to respond to or a feature to write. If you’re an athlete, recovery can often fal...Show More

59:37 | Jan 7th

You’ve felt the crash after a sugar rush. You’ve felt the boost of energy from coffee. If you listen to this podcast, you’ve hopefully felt the steady focus and clarity from being in ketosis. Point is, we all know that food and what we ingest affects...Show More

17:07 | Jan 5th

Our Research Lead, Dr. Brianna Stubbs, tends to read a lot of scientific literature...a lot. In this episode of Research Roundup, Dr. Stubbs dives into three papers studying the effects of diet (plant-based, animal-based, & ketogenic) & intermittent ...Show More

39:39 | Dec 24th, 2018

Adaptability is key for so many aspects of life, from running an efficient business to maximizing your own personal talents and growth as an individual. To explore how malleable humans can be and the limits we can push ourselves, we speak with retire...Show More

1:26:23 | Dec 17th, 2018

One topic that’s come up often on the HVMN Podcast is insulin resistance. Growing evidence suggests that insulin is an important metabolic driver behind diseases like diabetes, neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, and even some forms of cancer. ...Show More

51:27 | Dec 10th, 2018

Orthopedic surgeon, world record holding masters athlete, US Air Force veteran, hardcore carnivore...it’s none other than Dr. Shawn Baker. Largely viewed as today’s de facto spokesperson for the carnivore diet, Shawn is an interesting n=1 case study ...Show More

59:56 | Dec 5th, 2018

Welcome to an Unfiltered episode of the HVMN Podcast. This is a raw conversation centered on a hot and recent topic...breaking news style. In what will probably be known as the most controversial & groundbreaking scientific advancement this year, Chi...Show More

1:13:46 | Dec 3rd, 2018

September 13th, 2018. That was the day Italian cyclist Vittoria Bussi set a new record for one of cycling's oldest and most prestigious challenges: The UCI Hour. Unlike outdoor cycling, the Hour is uniquely absent of variables. It's just you, a bicyc...Show More

30:02 | Nov 29th, 2018

To stay up to date on the cutting-edge of health and performance, HVMN Research Lead Dr. Brianna Stubbs tends to read a lot of scientific literature...a lot. Every month, she will dive into the latest and most exciting research papers by walking us t...Show More

1:01:16 | Nov 26th, 2018

James Hewitt is the Head of Science & Innovation at Hinsta Performance. His work and research focus on the holistic wellbeing of knowledge workers, specifically searching for methods to sustain acute cognitive performance without compromising health ...Show More

39:47 | Nov 19th, 2018

After years of failed diets & medications, Mikhaila Peterson found the answer to her life-long issues: Meat. "Meat heals" is a popular tagline within the carnivore community. This rings true for Mikhaila, who has suffered from autoimmune disorders & ...Show More

58:03 | Nov 15th, 2018

The most commonly asked questions about ketone esters, answered. From inquiries directly from our community, Geoff and Dr. Brianna Stubbs clear the misconceptions, talk data, and explore both proven and potential applications of HVMN Ketone. In this ...Show More

1:08:45 | Nov 12th, 2018

The average human reaction time is 284 milliseconds. A professional baseball player, on average, reacts to a 95mph fastball in 150ms. Vince Mancinni, a professional gamer who goes by Noted, has a speedy reaction time going all the way down to 97ms. I...Show More

1:08:44 | Nov 5th, 2018

The carnivore diet. Eat meat, drink water. With no vegetables, fruits, or carbs, the carnivore diet is reaching fad/cult status as a nutritional strategy that some swear by...while many wave off as unscientific and unsafe. While it may be easy to gla...Show More

1:00:14 | Oct 29th, 2018

What's 9 + 10? Hopefully, 21 wasn't your answer *wink*. We always say here at the company that we take a systems approach to the human platform, and mental math achieves exactly that: A systems approach within the brain. Yusnier Viera is a real-life ...Show More

44:33 | Oct 24th, 2018

Here at HVMN, we take a systems engineering approach to human performance. This ethos, rooted in following the latest science and research, has played a role in how we develop our products.  Introducing HVMN Performance Supplements. A culmination of ...Show More

1:15:53 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Metabolic health, a favorite topic here on the HVMN Podcast, is about much more than just how we metabolize our food. Our metabolic biomarkers can act as a signal to how we perform...perhaps even in the bedroom. This week, we discuss sex health and t...Show More

20:36 | Oct 17th, 2018

Welcome to the first episode of our brand-new monthly series: Research Round-up. To stay up to date on the cutting-edge of health and performance, our HVMN Research Lead Dr. Brianna Stubbs tends to read a lot of scientific literature...A LOT. In fact...Show More

35:49 | Oct 15th, 2018

The Boston Marathon is seen as the ultimate marathon that many runners aspire to achieve and conquer. In 1967, history was made as Kathrine Switzer became the first official woman to run the Boston Marathon. During the race, she was attacked by an an...Show More

1:53:51 | Oct 9th, 2018

Anthony Bourdain. Kate Spade. Robin Williams. The news of a celebrity suicide is always shocking & brings mental health to the forefront of discussion. More than a few of us wonder how someone who seemingly "has it all" can reach such a low point whe...Show More

1:13:23 | Oct 1st, 2018

Rowing as a sport is incredibly nuanced. While not perhaps as popular as other sports, the technique, teamwork, training, nutrition, the combination of aerobic and anaerobic exertion requires a high-level skill set. This week, we have on Mike DiSanto...Show More

56:50 | Sep 24th, 2018

Hydration is more than just drinking "enough" water. There's room to optimize according to your own biology, needs, and goals. Andy Blow, a triathlete and sports scientist, suffered from serious cramps throughout his athletic career. There are many r...Show More

1:44:15 | Sep 18th, 2018

Many of our conversations center around actionable interventions for peak physical performance, but something we’ve been wanting to dive into is the more philosophical side of fitness and how it ties in with our society.  We explore these topics with...Show More

1:19:16 | Sep 11th, 2018

Tennis is commonly dubbed the “sport of a lifetime”. This is true for none other than Pat Cash, a legend of the sport who is a Wimbledon Men’s Champion and 5x Grand Slam Finalist. A force to be reckoned with throughout the 80’s, Pat dominated the cou...Show More

1:03:57 | Sep 6th, 2018

With data as the backbone, athletes are looking for new ways to train, fuel, recover and even think. After years of research on these topics, Alex Hutchinson has become an authority on the limits of human endurance. His newest book, Endure, is a New ...Show More

1:32:47 | Aug 28th, 2018

The heart of all life is DNA. What possibilities open up when one can directly manipulate and alter this fundamental building block…in humans? Josiah Zayner, who holds a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and previously worked with NASA on engineering bacte...Show More

15:41 | Aug 27th, 2018

As a new runner, it can be daunting to look at the miles ahead and know the only way to get there is with your own two feet. You hear about runners who are completely enamored with the sport... they run every day, they run fast, and they run far. But...Show More

15:41 | Aug 21st, 2018

As a new runner, it can be daunting to look at the miles ahead and know the only way to get there is with your own two feet. You hear about runners who are completely enamored with the sport... they run every day, they run fast, and they run far. But...Show More

48:21 | Aug 13th, 2018

Who are you calling old? When you look at the world's greatest athletes, past and increasingly present, you'll notice that many of them are past what we would consider "prime age" for peak sports performance. One example is NFL quarterback Tom Brady,...Show More

1:13:46 | Aug 6th, 2018

Angel investing, which is backing and investing in companies at the earliest stages, is a high-risk, high-reward game. Jason Calacanis, who was one of the first investors for billion dollar startups Uber and Robinhood, came from a difficult beginning...Show More

58:53 | Jul 31st, 2018

How does one perform at peak capacity in life or death situations on an ongoing basis? This is the life of a special operator in the military, where an unbreakable mind and body is imperative for survival and success. In his podcast debut, we sit dow...Show More

14:15 | Jul 24th, 2018

The Tour de France is a tense, three-week long cycling race between a total of 176 riders covering more than 2,000 miles. It truly is one of the greatest athletic tests in all of sports. There’s a great deal of history here, with this year being the ...Show More

1:04:39 | Jul 17th, 2018

Can psychedelic therapy transform the way we approach mental health issues? The discussion around psychedelic therapy has started to move from the niche and hippy into the mainstream in recent months with people like writer Michael Pollan opening up ...Show More

1:12:21 | Jul 10th, 2018

How does a doctor approach intermittent fasting for the first time? Dr. Molly Maloof is the Head of Medical Science at Sano Intelligence, a continuous glucose monitoring startup. But she also runs a private practice serving the Silicon Valley. We las...Show More

56:14 | Jun 26th, 2018

You’ve heard of Spartan Races, Tough Mudder, and the popular TV series Ninja Warrior. They all fall under the umbrella of obstacle course racing, which originates from military training. The sport gained such a following that, in 2014, the World Obst...Show More

53:51 | Jun 19th, 2018

Football is part of the fabric of American culture. We know the game; we know the athletes; but do we know about the hours of training that went into a victorious touchdown? Undeniable is the training NFL athletes dedicate to making themselves elite ...Show More

56:30 | Jun 12th, 2018

Imagine yourself breathing through a straw as you run a marathon. Would you be able to finish? That’s an experience Russell Winwood, an athlete who has been diagnosed with COPD (an obstructive chronic lung disease), has dealt with for years. Instead...Show More

59:48 | Jun 5th, 2018

You've heard us talk about heart rate variability before. What exactly can we learn from it and how can we utilize the information to improve physical training, recovery, and overall health? Jason Moore, CEO of EliteHRV, joins us today to discuss the...Show More

54:14 | May 30th, 2018

It is easier than ever to measure your biometrics. Ketone levels, heart rate variability, step count, quality of sleep...but how do we translate raw numbers into meaning? Gyroscope, a quantified-self app that presents your data in a cohesive dashboar...Show More

1:09:53 | May 22nd, 2018

In 2018, the Major League Baseball Organization employed a record number of mental coaches.  A former MLB player himself, John Baker guided the minds of the Chicago Cubs as they championed the 2016 World Series. Being away from home for months,...Show More

47:21 | May 16th, 2018

A day before the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, Tim Don was hit by a vehicle, breaking his C2 vertebrae...an injury known as the hangman's fracture. His only option for continuing his athletic career was to wear a halo, something he compares to a...Show More

40:14 | May 7th, 2018

Before there was HVMN Ketone, there was the "Metabolic Dominance" program.  This program, initiated by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), was spear-headed by Joe Bielitzki.  The goal? To enable superior physical and physiological warf...Show More

32:22 | May 2nd, 2018

Welcome to a Dr. Scott Sherr's Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Lab, a cutting-edge technology that uses high-pressure oxygen to help treat a variety of health conditions and diseases. Join Geoffrey Woo as he undergoes a treatment in the chamber.  Each cell...Show More

48:51 | Apr 30th, 2018

If you had one hour to teach a friend all about ketosis, press the play button and sit back. In previous conversations, host Geoffrey Woo has touched on many aspects of ketosis: The research that has been done, the metabolic pathways that are activat...Show More

1:07:20 | Apr 23rd, 2018

We all have a passion for self-improvement. For Andy Hnilo, a former athlete and actor, it nearly meant life or death. After a car accident that left Andy unconscious with 7 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken jaw, and multiple gashes across the ...Show More

40:27 | Apr 16th, 2018

Focus, relaxation, sleep...what if we can scientifically use music to achieve these mental states in 15 minutes? This is the ambition of Brain.fm, a service that uses A.I. music to get your brain in a cognitive state that you want at any given time. ...Show More

50:56 | Apr 9th, 2018

Dr. Jason McKeown, CEO of Modius, joins us this week to discuss an interesting area of neurology: How the hypothalamus influences metabolism. He believes that the hypothalamus plays a crucial role in how lean you are, your ability to train harder, yo...Show More

49:39 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Change your life, fast. In our last episode, we had Dr. Jason Fung dive into the deep science of the effect intermittent fasting has on metabolism and its potential to reverse diabetes. This week, Sumaya Kazi joins us to provide another perspective. ...Show More

1:03:09 | Mar 26th, 2018

Intermittent fasting activates many biological pathways in the human body, namely autophagy, ketosis, and cellular repair. These effects could be just what many patients need to reverse diabetes and overcome obesity, and forward-thinking doctors have...Show More

46:54 | Mar 19th, 2018

An author of a New York Times bestseller, a Top 100 "Most Influential People In Health And Fitness" member, an experienced Ironman Triathlete, and a stem cell penis enhancement advocate. It's Ben Greenfield. Ben's science-based approach to discoverin...Show More

1:01:54 | Mar 12th, 2018

It's time to switch things around! In this special episode, HVMN Research Lead Dr. Brianna Stubbs is put on the hot seat as Peter Bowes interviews her about biohacking, ketone supplementation, and moving to another country to work at a growing start-...Show More

51:44 | Mar 5th, 2018

Chris Bair, founder of Ketochow, recently completed a month-long experiment in which he survived on only the liquid food he produces and sells (ala popular meal replacement Soylent). Every week he would switch out the source of fat, utilizing coconut...Show More

55:52 | Feb 27th, 2018

As wearables increasingly rise in popularity (the market is expected to double in 2021), users will have to choose carefully what they decide to invest in and for what reason. You only have enough human "real estate" for one smartwatch, for one pair ...Show More

39:30 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Omega fatty acids, such as Omega-3 and Omega-6, has been well-known to play a crucial part in the human ecosystem. In fact, the human body can't make Omega-3's internally and must rely on foods to get it. The problem is...the majority of us aren't ge...Show More

40:31 | Feb 12th, 2018

Optimizing the gut microbiome (the system of microorganisms living largely in our intestines) is increasingly being thought of as a crucial lever for many aspects of our health: Preventing metabolic disorders, reducing negative heart conditions, and ...Show More

47:46 | Feb 9th, 2018

It's time to switch things around! In this special episode, Geoff is put on the hot seat as Peter Bowes interviews him about biohacking, fasting, and nootropics. Original episode description below: The enhancement of the human body is the main goal o...Show More

53:00 | Feb 5th, 2018

We had a full house join our recent panel on elite human performance with Navy SEAL Admiral (ret.) Alex Krongard, Dr. Brianna Stubbs, and Michael Brandt. Thank you all for those who came! It's always humbling seeing the faces of our tight community....Show More

1:12:03 | Jan 29th, 2018

Dr. Molly Maloof is on a mission to radically extend healthspan and maximize human potential using scientific wellness, technology, educational media, & lifestyle medicine. Her iterative programs take the quantified self to the extreme through compre...Show More

36:19 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Will the future of human enhancement include the ability to naturally modify the state of human tissues and organs in order to cure degenerative diseases and affect complex regeneration? We discuss this controversial field with Ira Pastor, the CEO of...Show More

28:23 | Jan 18th, 2018

How did Geoffrey Woo get to the forefront of a massive revolution at the intersection of digital health, genomics, and things we consume by building HVMN? This is a great look at how a formally trained computer scientist grew to become one of the bes...Show More

43:11 | Jan 13th, 2018

Nelson Dellis, a 4x USA Memory Champion, was inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer's disease to start training his memory so that he could keep his mind strong and healthy throughout his lifespan. Not only does Nelson share some t...Show More

1:18:49 | Dec 17th, 2017

Dr. Felice Gersh is a rare combination of a Board Certified OB/GYN who is also fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine. Her career has evolved over the years into one which utilizes the most cutting-edge and high-tech diagnostic testing, while inc...Show More

31:47 | Dec 11th, 2017

Fitness, much like nutrition, has been shown to have a direct effect on your cognition, mood, and overall mental state. How can we hack it? Over the last few months, HVMN co-founder Michael Brandt has doubled down on his fitness regimen to become an ...Show More

50:41 | Dec 4th, 2017

One of our core philosophies is that humans are a system. We should think and approach the human system in a systematic, holistic manner in order to fully optimize our outputs. Tom Bilyeu, co-founder of Quest Nutrition, which was ranked #2 on the Inc...Show More

1:07:39 | Nov 20th, 2017

Episode 49 features Dr. Scott Sherr, the Director of Integrative Hyperbaric Medicine and Health Optimization at Hyperbaric Medical Solutions. He believes that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) -- the administration of 100% oxygen at greater than atmos...Show More

18:44 | Nov 7th, 2017

Today, Geoffrey Woo sits down with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino, one of the leading researchers in the field of ketosis. Dominic shares his thoughts on the implications of ketone esters and what HVMN Ketone (our new product) unlocks. Here are a couple of ...Show More

1:01:56 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Episode 47 features Serge Faguet, an accomplished entrepreneur who founded the leading online hotel booking company in Russia. His successful journey in entrepreneurship was paralleled by his desire to become the best he can possibly be in order to g...Show More

1:01:14 | Oct 17th, 2017

There comes a moment in many of our lives when we realize health is truly in our own hands. We have been conditioned to only go to the doctor when there is an obvious symptom, and once it is corrected we are good to go. It's rare that you ever find o...Show More

1:03:11 | Oct 10th, 2017

Biohacking, a phenomenon with roots all over the country, has fiercely taken over the competitive tech world of Silicon Valley. Executives are taking nootropics to gain the extra edge they need over their competitors, entrepreneurs are fasting to sta...Show More

51:27 | Oct 2nd, 2017

We all know a healthy diet is essential for all aspects of health, but what if we can further hack our lifespans by controlling our feeding windows? You can...it's called intermittent fasting! If the direction current science is heading is any indica...Show More

59:19 | Sep 25th, 2017

Biohacking is an umbrella term for the passion and mission to enhance and improve upon the human body, often with a hacker-like ethos. One arm of this comes in the form of "grinders", a growing collective of biohackers whose expertise lies in functio...Show More

55:13 | Sep 18th, 2017

Meal replacement drinks, shakes, and powders (like the popular Soylent) have taken the tech world by a storm. There's a huge and proven market for people who just don't have the time to have a well-balanced meal and would rather rely on a packaged dr...Show More

36:47 | Sep 10th, 2017

Have you ever tried memorizing and recalling the exact order of 59 decks of cards randomly shuffled together? Our guest this week not only attempted this incredible feat of brain power but succeeded in doing it, breaking the World Guinness Record for...Show More

45:09 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Biohacking comes in many forms, from those wanting to hack their work productivity, those aiming to optimize long-term health, and those wanting to correct their bodily shortcomings and deficiencies. This week, we talk to one biohacker whose mission ...Show More

45:25 | Aug 29th, 2017

We always stress that tracking and measuring your biometrics is essential to successful biohacking, but sometimes you need to remember one simple thing: Listen to your body. Episode 39 features Ben Coomber, host of UK's #1 health & fitness podcast (B...Show More

56:38 | Aug 20th, 2017

If you begin thinking about the human body as a system, where inputs directly cause outputs, you'd become more mindful of the one input we put into our bodies every single day: Food. Episode 38 features James Colquhoun, the filmmaker of some of the m...Show More

45:50 | Aug 15th, 2017

Episode 37 features Dr. Priyanka Wali, a forward-thinking doctor who is experienced with guiding patients through a prescribed ketogenic diet. Originally a vegetarian, Dr. Wali is now an advocate of the ketogenic diet. She's helped those with diabete...Show More

59:03 | Aug 6th, 2017

Welcome to the THINKING Podcast, produced by HVMN.  Episode 36 features Dr. Ted Achacoso, an exceptional polymath who has professionally trained in interventional neuroradiology, pharmacology, neurology, medical informatics, neuro-interventional rad...Show More

56:42 | Jul 31st, 2017

Geoffrey Woo and Jasmina discuss the nuances of bringing a potentially controversial product to market, the theory behind why modern society is too clean for our good, and the role of the microbiome beyond cosmetics/dermatology (recent studies have s...Show More

40:16 | Jul 24th, 2017

Welcome to the THINKING Podcast, produced by HVMN.  Episode 34 features Geoffrey Woo returning to the mic with Brianna Stubbs, who is now formally a member of the growing HVMN team. Dr. Stubbs, coming from an impressive academic and athletic backgrou...Show More

22:38 | Jul 16th, 2017

Episode 33 features Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt, who are some of the most prolific thought leaders in the space of human enhancement. They've made a name for themselves (featured on NYT, WSJ, and BI) by building up Nootrobox as one of the leading...Show More

56:14 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Welcome to the THINKING Podcast, produced by HVMN.  Episode 32 features Nathaniel Krasnoff, a successful venture capitalist who started from humble beginnings and continues to prosper thanks to the various biohacks he's experimented with over the yea...Show More

29:29 | Jun 25th, 2017

This week, Geoff sits down with Dan Doty, the founder of Evryman and a recurring guest on the Joe Rogan show. Dan leads various "men's communities", groups of men who come together to find their true selves and get in touch with their emotions...ofte...Show More

30:07 | Jun 16th, 2017

This week, Geoff sits down with Dan Doty, the founder of Evryman and a recurring guest on the Joe Rogan show. Dan leads various "men's communities", groups of men who come together to find their true selves and get in touch with their emotions...ofte...Show More

28:59 | Jun 11th, 2017

Joel Stanley, the CEO of CW Hemp, joins us on the THINKING Podcast to discuss the origins of his family-run CBD company, the state of the rapidly growing industry, and how his CBD product can be used for biohacking. The inception of his company is es...Show More

30:01 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Joel Stanley, the CEO of CW Hemp, joins us on the THINKING Podcast to discuss the origins of his family-run CBD company, the state of the rapidly growing industry, and how his CBD product can be used for biohacking. The inception of his company is es...Show More

53:18 | May 29th, 2017

If you've been keeping up with the recent emergence of more biohackers and athletes looking to optimize their performance and health by utilizing ketones, you know that the research behind this fuel source has been increasing steadily. As the data gr...Show More

42:44 | May 21st, 2017

If you've been keeping up with the recent emergence of more biohackers and athletes looking to optimize their performance and health by utilizing ketones, you know that the research behind this fuel source has been increasing steadily. As the data gr...Show More

33:45 | May 15th, 2017

We've spoken with multiple guests on the podcast who have had strong opinions on the current U.S health care system. Most of these guests have been on the side of the patient, feeling as if doctors have been failing them and refusing to evolve with t...Show More

33:12 | May 8th, 2017

Geoff sits down and has a 1:1 conversation with Professor Thomas Seyfried, a renowned and controversial researcher who authored "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease". Cancer has generally been considered a genetic disease since its inception, but Professor...Show More

36:15 | May 1st, 2017

Geoff sits down and has a 1:1 conversation with Professor Thomas Seyfried, a renowned and controversial researcher who authored "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease".  Cancer has generally been considered a genetic disease since its inception, but Professo...Show More

32:01 | Apr 24th, 2017

Welcome to Part 2 of Episode 26 of the THINKING Podcast! Geoff and Michael sit down with ultra-runner and endurance coach Jeff Browning, who is better known in the community as Go Bronco Billy. Jeff ran thousands of miles through the world’s untamed ...Show More

33:10 | Apr 17th, 2017

Welcome to Part 1 of Episode 26 of the THINKING Podcast! Geoff and Michael sit down with ultra-runner and endurance coach Jeff Browning, who is better known in the community as Go Bronco Billy. Jeff ran thousands of miles through the world’s untamed ...Show More

20:44 | Apr 10th, 2017

Welcome to a THINKING Podcast Special! Geoffrey Woo presents a thought-provoking talk based upon the future of human enhancement to a large audience at the popular World's Fair Nano, laying out the four broad concepts around the space. He stresses th...Show More

41:25 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Welcome to Part 2 of Episode 25 of the THINKING Podcast! Geoff sits down with Brianna Stubbs, a British rower who has achieved numerous accomplishments, including being the youngest person ever to cross the English Channel in a rowing boat...at age 1...Show More

29:54 | Mar 27th, 2017

Welcome to Part 1 of Episode 25 of the THINKING Podcast! Geoff sits down with Brianna Stubbs, a British rower who has achieved numerous accomplishments, including being the youngest person ever to cross the English Channel in a rowing boat...at age 1...Show More

32:28 | Mar 20th, 2017

Welcome to Part 2 of Episode 24 of the THINKING Podcast! Geoff sits down with Niv Dror, the writer and social editor for Product Hunt, a website that surfaces the hottest products in start-up world every day. Niv, famous for his community skills in t...Show More

26:33 | Mar 6th, 2017

Geoff sits down with Niv Dror, the writer and social editor for Product Hunt, a website that surfaces the hottest products in start-up world every day.  Niv, famous for his community skills in the Silicon Valley (check out his Twitter for all the tr...Show More

38:03 | Feb 27th, 2017

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

29:35 | Feb 20th, 2017

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

51:42 | Feb 13th, 2017

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

34:51 | Jan 29th, 2017

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

24:12 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

33:26 | Jan 16th, 2017

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

29:51 | Dec 19th, 2016

Episode 19 features Ranidu Lankage, a Sinhalese R&B and hip hop artist who played a pivotal role in raising the international profile of Sinhalese RnB/pop. He is now the CEO of the hot new app Whale and joins the THINKING Podcast to share the story o...Show More

27:35 | Dec 12th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

30:34 | Dec 5th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

24:40 | Nov 28th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

39:50 | Nov 21st, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

25:14 | Nov 14th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

24:15 | Nov 6th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

30:56 | Oct 30th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

28:57 | Oct 24th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

22:00 | Oct 17th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

35:41 | Oct 8th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

37:45 | Sep 25th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

32:31 | Sep 18th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

27:02 | Sep 12th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

29:02 | Sep 5th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

41:32 | Aug 26th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

34:12 | Aug 19th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

35:48 | Aug 11th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations...Show More

27:56 | Aug 6th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they've proposed 5 Axioms that predicate biohack...Show More

37:26 | Jul 27th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they've proposed 5 Axioms that predicate biohack...Show More

45:31 | Jul 26th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they've proposed 5 Axioms that predicate biohack...Show More

33:46 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they've proposed 5 Axioms that predicate biohack...Show More

29:40 | Jul 13th, 2016

Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they've proposed 5 Axioms that predicate biohack...Show More