Episode 54
L-tryptophan and Your Holiday Brain

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In Episode #54 – as a special Thanksgiving treat – we’re joined by Professor Gilles Guillemin, world leader in research on
L-tryptophan and neuroinflammation. Professor Guillemin dispels the turkey-makes-you-sleepy myth that often comes up at this time of year, and explains the actual effects of L-tryptophan and its metabolites on our neurochemistry.

Episode 52
Mimicking Caloric Restriction with Oxaloacetate

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Alan Cash, physicist and entrepeneur behind benaGene Advanced Anti-Aging supplement introduces us to oxaloacetate and talks us through its positive CRON (Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition)-mimicking effects.

Episode 51
The Aquatic Origins Of Your Brain

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In Episode #51, Jesse speaks with Dr. Michael A. Crawford of Imperial College London about the role of seafood — and the essential fats they contain — in the evolution, development, and maintenance of our brains. Dr. Crawford shares with us a “coastal evolution theory,” the importance of proper nutrition for brain-health, and how it is our mothers who are most responsible for our cognitive abilities.

Episode 47
Do You Need a “Living Autopsy”?

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Jesse interviews Dr. Eric Braverman, best-selling author of books The Edge Effect and Younger You, and founder of the PATH Medical Center in New York.

Episode 43
Is Cognitive Enhancement Ethical?

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We speak to Dr. Nicole A. Vincent and Dr. Emma A. Jane, co-authors of the article “Put Down the Smart Drugs,” on the ethics of cognitive enhancement. Jesse weighs in with his own views on the speculative rights and wrongs of nootropics use.

Episode 41
Daniel Kim-Shapiro on Beetroot Juice and Cognition

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Jesse speaks to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Director of the Translational Science Center at Wake Forest University and expert on this week’s topic: beetroot juice.

Episode 40
A Nootropics Roundtable

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Jesse and two guests discuss some popular misconceptions about smart drugs, their personal favorite stacks, and other topics surrounding the growing popularity of neurological performance enhancers

Episode 39
Dr. Emily Deans Explains Ketosis

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Dr. Emily Deans Explains Ketones and the State of Ketosis

Episode 38
Dr. Kimberly Urban and the Impact of Nootropics on Neuroplasticity

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Dr. Urban brings to light facts about how some brain stimulants work (specifically Ritalin), how they were originally tested, and why imperfections in the testing methodologies could spell danger to mis-diagnosed or off-label users.

Episode 37
Dr. David Nutt and the Obstacles to Rational Drug Research

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Jesse interviews the UK’s Dr. David Nutt on the legal and social obstacles surrounding progressive drug research.