Episode 24 – Using Biohacking Technology to Upgrade Your Mind and Body | Martin Tobias of Bulletproof Labs & Upgrade Labs

Episode 24 – Using Biohacking Technology to Upgrade Your Mind and Body | Martin Tobias of Bulletproof Labs & Upgrade Labs

How can you use biohacking technology to upgrade your mind and body, your cognitive and physical performance? And how did a poker game, along with an interest in biohacking and meditation, lead to Martin Tobias becoming the CEO of both Bulletproof Labs and Upgrade Labs?

Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in this podcast episode with Dave Korsunsky of Heads Up Health as he talks to Martin Tobias about Bulletproof and Upgrade Labs and what they offer to the biohacking community. Listen in to see how your health and life can improve by tracking and having accountability for your own health, even if you’re not anywhere near one of these state-of-the-art biohacking facilities. And whether you want to improve your workouts, lower inflammation, heal from injury, or just improve brain health, Bulletproof Labs and Upgrade Labs are leading the way.

Having a professional background and mind for data, Martin realized that there had to be a way to connect quantifiable health data to different inputs and find what works for individuals who want to make big gains in shorter amounts of time, a path that led him to Dave Asprey, Founder of Bulletproof Labs.  

Find out more about Martin Tobias on his blog, Instagram, and Twitter. Follow Upgrade Labs on Instagram here.

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In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • How Martin Tobias found Dave Asprey’s 40 years of Zen but didn’t have $15k to do it; however, he won exactly $15k that night at a poker game, changing his life and leading to him running Bulletproof Labs [4:05]
  • Dave Korsunsky’s first N=1 experiment was doing a Bulletproof diet using DEXA scan and blood tests as biomarkers [8:30]
  • Why people need to know their data and learn what it means as the first step in any health journey [10:25]
  • “The medical system is set up for acute care, fixing people after they’re broken, not actually keeping them healthy” [11:25]
  • How Dave Asprey was using a spreadsheet and Martin thinking there had to be a better way which led to him learning about Heads Up Health at a conference [12:35]
  • Learn about the type of sessions and data they track and use at Upgrade Labs [13:35]
  • Dave talks about touring a Bulletproof facility, and what biohacking technology they use [14:25]
  • Martin’s favorite labs and how he’s quantified them [15:20]
    • Cold HIIT machine which increased Martins’ testosterone from 468 to 1098 in 2 weeks with just 2 total hours of exercise [15:55]
    • How blood testing is available onsite [18:45]
    • Breath EZ water machine to reduce oxidative stress, enabling you to have more power in your cells to use for exercise more intensely [20:05]
    • CVAC to give your cellular energy system a workout, which can increase your aerobic capacity [24:30]
    • Why hacking and stacking can benefit you [26:30]
    • Why meditating in a virtual float tank can put you into a theta state much faster [27:15]
    • Full body nitrogen based cryotherapy to -240º [30:15]
    • About infrared light beds and how they’re more effective than infrared saunas due to the distance from the body [32:00]
    • Why PEMF is great for recovery, discharging electrical energy like grounding but does it in just 12 minutes for a full electrical reset, speeding up healing time for injuries [33:15]
  • Learn what Dave at Bulletproof is doing to improve mitochondrial function [37:35]
  • How tracking with the Oura ring can show how poorly you sleep after a couple of drinks, even though you think you’re sleeping well [39:00]
  • About cold immersion therapy and how it can improve your REM sleep [39:45]
  • How quality of sleep is more important than quantity and how tracking can help you biohack your way to better sleep [40:30]
  • Dave Korsunsky found that using the Oura ring to track heart rate and varying last meal times affected heart rate and therefore sleep [41:45]
  • Where you can find Bulletproof Labs (Santa Monica) and the new company Upgrade Labs and how every new location from here on out will be called Upgrade Labs. (They have a pop-up at Nike in Hollywood currently, and the third location will be in Beverly Hills opening in September. Four more locations in LA and one in San Jose coming soon! [43:50]

References

Our Partners:

Learn more about LEVL, a clinical-grade ketone breath meter, which measures your level of fat-burning and ketosis through a simple breath. Find out more at HeadsUpHealth.com/LEVL.

You can learn more about the Oura ring, a state of the art ring that can track sleep cycle analysis, activity, and recovery at HeadsUpHealth.com/Oura.

Learn more about Keto-Mojo, a highly accurate and affordable device for testing blood sugar and blood ketones. Check it out at HeadsUpHealth.com/Ketomojo.

All of these amazing products are integrated with Heads Up Health.

They all allow you to quantify your health in novel and powerful ways.

Thank you to our partners!

About Heads Up Health

Heads Up Health is a website designed to empower individuals who want to take a self-directed approach to managing their health. Instantly centralize your medical records, connect your favorite devices and apps (e.g., Oura, MyFitnessPal, Keto-Mojo, FitBit, Apple Health, MyMacros+, Withings and many more) and use your data to optimize your health.

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Episode 18: The Keto Doctor’s Intro to the Health Benefits of Cold Water Therapy – Quick Hits with Dr. John Limansky

Episode 18: The Keto Doctor’s Intro to the Health Benefits of Cold Water Therapy – Quick Hits with Dr. John Limansky

Are we literally jumping into a freezing cold lake just for the health of it?  Absolutely! Join Dave and Dr. John Limansky for this Quick Hits episode about the benefits of cold water therapy and how it can benefit you in reducing stress while costing you nothing. Be sure to watch the video!

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Welcome to the latest Quick Hits feature episode, delivering the quick and dirty details on topics that are important to you and your health. In 15 minutes or less, we’ll deliver important health info to you to keep your mind active whether you’re waiting in the carpool lane, on your morning commute, or fitting in a quick workout!

When was the last time you jumped into a cold lake, just for the fun of it? In this Quick Hits episode, Dave Korsunsky talks with John Limansky, MD, board-certified physician of Internal Medicine to discuss the stress-reducing, immune modulating, and therapeutic benefits of cold water immersion therapy.

We’re diving in quick to get you the big ideas and then we’ll provide you with some resources at the bottom of the page for further reading if you want to learn more.

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This podcast is brought to you by Heads Up Health, a web app designed to help you centrally track all of your vital health data. Instantly synchronize your medical records, connect your favorite health devices like the Oura ring as well as other devices and apps and use your data to optimize your health!

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In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What cold water therapy is and why your body responds positively to specific stressors that stimulate your body short term [1:50]
  • How you can induce this hormetic stress with cryotherapy and cold immersion therapy in your home or outside in nature [3:00]
  • Why the immersion temperature for cold water therapy has to be below 50 degrees to initiate a hormetic stress response [3:30]
  • The differences between clinical cryotherapy (-200º) for 1-2 min. vs. cold water lake immersion (50º or colder) 5-10 min. [4:40]
  • Why you have to build up to it for it to be effective and not harmful [5:00]
  • How to recreate this effect in your bathtub [5:40]
  • That your body adapts its response, initially shivering in response to burning energy, and then non-shivering where biochemical changes happen. [6:00]
  • Why it’s vital to submerge deep enough to cover the vagus nerve (neck) and how covering your head can be even more beneficial [6:35]
  • Why studies show a reduction in blood pressure, cortisol, and positive changes in neurotransmitter levels [7:55]
  • How cold water immersion therapy can reduce inflammation and can increase dopamine 530% after one hour at about 57º study [8:25]
  • How biohacking with cold water therapy inhibits TNF-a, stimulates the immune system to include benefits similar to autophagy that happens when fasting as well as decreases inflammatory prostaglandins [10:00]
  • How cold immersion therapy helps with stress reduction and how doing it in a natural body of water has additional benefits [12:00]

Eat your own dog food

Check out this video where Dave and John take a dip into the balmy waters of Lake Tahoe at 42 degrees!

References

Link to cold water immersion video

STUDY: Human physiological responses to immersion into water of different temperatures

Dr. Limansky’s podcast: The Ketohacking MD   

Dr. Limansky’s website: www.biohackmd.com

Our Partners

Learn more about LEVL, a clinical-grade ketone breath meter, which measures your level of fat-burning and ketosis through a simple breath. Find out more at HeadsUpHealth.com/LEVL.

You can learn more about the Oura ring, a state of the art ring that can track sleep cycle analysis, activity, and recovery at HeadsUpHealth.com/Oura.

Learn more about Keto-Mojo, a highly accurate and affordable device for testing blood sugar and blood ketones. Check it out at HeadsUpHealth.com/Ketomojo.

All of these amazing products are integrated with Heads Up Health.

They all allow you to quantify your health in novel and powerful ways.

Thank you to our partners!

About Heads Up Health

Heads Up Health is a website designed to empower individuals who want to take a self-directed approach to managing their health. Instantly centralize your medical records, connect your favorite devices and apps (e.g., Oura, MyFitnessPal, Keto-Mojo, FitBit, Apple Health, MyMacros+, Withings and many more) and use your data to optimize your health.

Click on the button below to start your free 30-day trial now!

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