Episode 44
Do-It-Yourself Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Do-it-Yourself tDCS

Jesse interviews Nathan Whitmore, creator of the open-source project “OpenBrainStim”, an affordable alternative to commercial transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) devices.

Episode 42
Nootropics on Wall Street

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Dr. Andrew Hill joins us to talk about his recent study conducted at the Alternatives Brain Institute, measuring the effects of truBrain on some of the quickest minds on Wall Street.

Episode 41
Daniel Kim-Shapiro on Beetroot Juice and Cognition

Beetroot-Juice

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 39
Dr. Emily Deans Explains Ketosis

Ketosis

In episode #39, Jesse talks with Dr. Emily Deans on the subject of ketosis. Ketosis is a biological state that occurs during fasting or a low-carb dieting when glycogen stores in the liver are depleted. This causes the body to burn acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate for fuel, instead of blood sugar. The effects of the “ketogenic […]

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.

Episode 36
Dr. Christopher Winter: Sleep and its Impact on Cognitive Function

Sleep

In episode #36, Jesse interviews Dr. Christopher Winter on the importance of sleep to cognitive function.

Episode 34
Dr. Jehangeer Sunderji and the Growing Popularity of Adderall

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In episode #34, Jesse talks with Los Angeles-based physician Dr. Jehangeer Sunderji on the growing popularity and uses of the psycho-stimulant drug Adderall. Dr. Sunderji is a decorated honors graduate of the USC Keck School of Medicine and Stanford University, where he specialized in integrative medicine with an emphasis in mental health and stress related […]

Episode 33
Dr. James Wilson on Adrenal Fatigue

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In episode #33, Jesse interviews Dr. James Wilson on the topic of topic of adrenal fatigue. In 1998, Dr. Wilson coined the term “adrenal fatigue” to identify below-optimal adrenal function (mostly resulting from stress) and distinguish it from Addison’s Disease.  However, after more than 15 years, not everyone in the medical community believes adrenal fatigue […]

Episode 32
Dr. Michael Lewis and the Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Dr. Michael Lewis discusses the positive impacts Omega-3 fatty acids can have on the health and maintenance of the human brain.