Dopamine is extremely important for everyday function and plays a much larger role in the body than just bonding, motivation, cognition, emotion, well-being, and movement.
Unfortunately, our environment today is very good at manipulating and hijacking our dopamine system.
In this post we will discuss, how/why dopamine is produced, how chronic inflammation affects dopamine, what are some quick fixes for dopamine, and what are some long lasting dopamine builders, as well how to avoid losing dopamine. Read More
Although it may have had an important role in scientific history, mercury has been found over the years to cause significant damage to the brain and body.
In this post, we will discuss the different types of mercury, how they affect the body, and what you can do to effectively remove them. Read More
Have you ever wondered why you feel so good on hikes?
I know when I go out, it feels almost like there is some magic to being outdoors - I get invigorated, happy, and just feel alive.
Well, there are biological effects to being outside.
This practice of going outside has been thoroughly investigated and given the name “Shinrin-Yoku” in Japan, aka “Forest Bathing”.
In this post, we’re going to discuss Forest Bathing’s scientifically proven benefits, what really is going on from being in nature, and what you can do to biohack its effects (without having to go outside). 😉 Read More
Why do we even need sleep?
I remember back in high school my friends discussing the idea of having to sleep was just a caffeine deficiency.
I could never do without sleep.
Actually, I noticed a majority of my problems started with bad sleep and ended with good sleep.
So, let's get into what I've been doing. Read More
Talking can be hard sometimes. That's why there's science to help you increase your ability to speak well. Check out the sweet list below to increase verbal fluency! Read More
What is learning and memory? Is amnesia really a loss of stored memories or something more? Find out below. Read More
Ever since I gave up alcohol, I very rarely get sick, my sleep has improved drastically, my mental health is much more stable, I have MUCH more confidence in myself, I am more accepting of others, my social skills have improved in EVERY aspect, and I get "drunk" in much better ways. Read More
Life can be tough and sometimes we want to give up.
But if we gave up when the going got tough, where would be right now?
In a world:
- Controlled by the USSR
- Without electricity
- Without pandas
- Without KFC
- Without chocolate kisses
- And many many more problems...
Tony Robbins is a great guy. Hell, he's "OUTSTANDING". He's changed millions of people's lives and he changed mine. Using his confidence he has been able to influence so many people.
During these seminars, there is massive amounts of energy. When I say massive, I really mean massive. UPW is 3.5 days from 8am to ~1-2am. And you are there the whole time with every little breaks. DWD is 6 days from 8am to 3am. During both you are screaming your face off, dancing, learning, and having a great time.
So how is Tony able to stay energized and keep every going on such little sleep without breaks? Read More
Lose Weight with SCIENCE! #75 Is My Favorite:
Disclaimer: Exercise and diet are beneficial for you in many ways. This is NOT a replacement for exercise and diet. Also some of these studies are small and some are done only on animals. It is UP TO YOU to asses which of these are beneficial or harmful for you. Obviously, things like "illness and MDMA" are probably things I think you'd want to stay away from. Read More
I never really considered what it was that I was thinking and how it effected me. I just thought that this is the "normal," when in fact, unfortunately, it is normal to most of the world. It wasn't until college where I was having psychological symptoms and all my gut/insomnia problems (that are described this blog), where I started to realize this suffering needed to stop. Read More
When It comes to skydiving from an airplane or running from a bull, there is no other way to stay alive than be forced into the present moment.
Now the reason why we feel so "alive" after doing something extraordinary, like climbing a mountain, is because we are no longer in our head. We stop thinking about the past and future and focus on what is going on in front of us.
This is why shinrin yoku, or forest bathing, is so good for you. It allows you to step out of your head and live within the present space.
Getting out of the present moment can be bad if you remember that the past harbors depression and the future creates anxiety. Read More