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Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Discover the brain-boosting potential of Lion's Mane mushrooms. Learn about Lion’s Mane benefits, use, and more.

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Just Having Your Smartphone Nearby Might Be Changing Your Brain

Just Having Your Smartphone Nearby Might Be Changing Your Brain

A new study shows that just having your phone nearby can contribute to "brain drain," impacting your cognitive abilities. Learn why you should leave your phone in another room if you want to boost productivity. 

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The Science of Awe: Why Wonder Boosts Happiness, Health, and Connection

The Science of Awe: Why Wonder Boosts Happiness, Health, and Connection

Research indicate that experiencing awe has the potential to enhance your happiness, well-being, and profound connections with those in your vicinity. Delve into the captivating scientific exploration of awe.

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The Latest Biohacking Techniques to Improve Brain Health and Defy Aging

The Latest Biohacking Techniques to Improve Brain Health and Defy Aging

Unlock the power of biohacking within the comfort of your own home by delving into the realms of sleep tracking, micronutrient levels, blood analysis, hormones, and neurofeedback. Explore the latest biohacking trends as favored by Ben Greenfield in this insightful read.

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Do Brain Supplements Work?

Do Brain Supplements Work?

Do brain supplements actually work? What do studies show? Learn the truth about nootropics and how they can enhance your everyday life.

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How Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils May Boost Cognitive Capacity

How Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils May Boost Cognitive Capacity

Can scents really impact cognitive performance? Discover the intriguing link between incorporating a nightly aromatherapy and its impact on cognitive performance, assessed through a standard memory test.

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How Personalized Lifestyle Interventions are Revolutionizing Dementia Care and Treatment - An Interview With Dr. Heather Sandison

How Personalized Lifestyle Interventions are Revolutionizing Dementia Care and Treatment - An Interview With Dr. Heather Sandison

What follows is a transcript for a Collective Insights episode where Dr. Heather Sandison shared the latest research on lifestyle interventions proven to slow cognitive decline, shattering common misconceptions about Alzheimer's and providing key insights to keeping our brain sharp at any age.

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Scientifically Proven Ways Fasting Benefits the Body and Brain - An Interview With Dave Asprey

Scientifically Proven Ways Fasting Benefits the Body and Brain - An Interview With Dave Asprey

Forget everything you think you know about the ancient practice of fasting and let Dave Asprey take you on a journey through cutting-edge science to examine how to upgrade your fasting game beyond calorie restriction.

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What is Neuroplasticity?—Mechanisms of Functional and Structural Brain Plasticity

What is Neuroplasticity?—Mechanisms of Functional and Structural Brain Plasticity

Deep dive into the main mechanisms of functional and structural brain plasticity.

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Rewire Your Brain: Science-Backed Exercises to Boost Neuroplasticity

Rewire Your Brain: Science-Backed Exercises to Boost Neuroplasticity

Science-backed tools and techniques to help you harness neuroplasticity and improve cognitive performance.

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The Four Foundational Quadrants of Neurohacking

The Four Foundational Quadrants of Neurohacking

We optimize our well-being by supporting four foundational quadrants: mind care, body care, relationships, and environment. By using this integrative framework our time on earth can consistently experience beauty and happiness, from which we can offer our greatest contribution in return.

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The Right Way to Reframe the Glycemic Index for Gut and Brain Health - An Interview With JJ Virgin

The Right Way to Reframe the Glycemic Index for Gut and Brain Health - An Interview With JJ Virgin

In an eye-opening discussion we tackle false dogmatic nutrition beliefs that are impacting both our microbiome and cognitive function. 

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How to Manipulate Light to Help Improve Mitochondrial Function - An Interview With Matt Maruca

How to Manipulate Light to Help Improve Mitochondrial Function - An Interview With Matt Maruca

In this episode Matt Maruca, CEO of Ra Optics, and citizen scientist joins us to unpack the science behind how light drives mitochondrial function and circadian rhythms.

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Combining Vision and Breath to Alter Fear States: An Interview With Andrew Huberman, PhD and Brian Mackenzie

Combining Vision and Breath to Alter Fear States: An Interview With Andrew Huberman, PhD and Brian Mackenzie

The work of Dr. Andrew Huberman and Brian Mackenzie implements a unique combination of breathing protocols and selective visual stimuli, in an instrumental methodology for adjusting one’s state— specifically the fear state. We discuss how to consciously choose a parasympathetic response over a sympathetic flight or freeze response when faced with real challenge.

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The Ultimate “Light Diet” to Boost Mitochondrial and Vision Health

The Ultimate “Light Diet” to Boost Mitochondrial and Vision Health

Matt Maruca, CEO of Ra Optics, shares with us 8 steps to optimizing, both mitochondrial and vision health through the power of light

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Qualia Vision: The Building of a Comprehensive Eye Support Stack

Qualia Vision: The Building of a Comprehensive Eye Support Stack

Being fully aware of the hurdles of screen time—we spend as much time looking at screens as anyone else—we wanted to create a product that would support and protect the health, resistance, and resilience of the visual system. We designed Qualia Vision to help our eyes cope with the challenges of the digital age hose a set of ingredients that could support visual health and performance.

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Qualia Vision Ingredients

Qualia Vision Ingredients

Qualia Vision combines eye-healthy plant pigments, super fruit extracts, colorful spices, antioxidants, taurine, and vitamin B12. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient in Qualia Vision.

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Qualia Vision Survey Results

Qualia Vision Survey Results

During the development of Qualia Vision, volunteers with high amounts of daily screen time agreed to take the product and give feedback about their experiences of screen time eye strain issues. Here are the survey results.

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How to Hack Your Mind - An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

How to Hack Your Mind - An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

Author of Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days, Sir John Hargrave joins us today and shares tips to hack your brain. This discussion is jam-packed with tips you can use in your daily life to get most out of your brain function. In this episode we discuss how mental clutter impairs optimal brain power and how to create your own reality.

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Can Your Eyesight Affect Your Brain? An Exploration of the Visual System And Cognitive Health

Can Your Eyesight Affect Your Brain? An Exploration of the Visual System And Cognitive Health

A very significant part of the human brain is involved with analyzing the visual world. Learn how our eyesight affects the brain.

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The Connection Between Lectins and Leaky Gut - An Interview With Steven Gundry, MD

The Connection Between Lectins and Leaky Gut - An Interview With Steven Gundry, MD

Dr. Steven Gundry is a medical doctor, clinician, researcher, and a well-known author who has spent the last two decades studying the microbiome and helps patients use diet and nutrition as a key form of treatment. He retired as one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons to teach patients how to eat, guiding them on how to get ahead of the problem, not fixing it after the fact.

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How Does Blue Light Affect Our Eyes? Understanding The Mechanisms of Blue Light Stress

How Does Blue Light Affect Our Eyes? Understanding The Mechanisms of Blue Light Stress

Learn what blue light is and if it’s bad for our eyes.

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What Years of Being Obsessed With Mitochondrial Health Taught Me About Blue Light: A Q+A With Matt Maruca

What Years of Being Obsessed With Mitochondrial Health Taught Me About Blue Light: A Q+A With Matt Maruca

Matt Maruca, CEO of Ra Optics, shares with us how light drives mitochondrial functions, the science behind blue light blocking glasses triggering melatonin secretion, explores the eye/brain connection, and gives us the 411 on blue light blocking glasses (spoiler alert: they’re not all created equal).

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Neurohack Your Vision: A Discussion on Vision Optimization With Meir Schneider, PhD

Neurohack Your Vision: A Discussion on Vision Optimization With Meir Schneider, PhD

Dr. Meir Schneider joins us to share his extraordinary, holistic journey in healing his eyesight naturally and to discuss how our vision differs from our ancestors, the role the brain plays in our visual system, and easy-to-implement exercises to help us neurohack our vision.

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What is Vision?

What is Vision?

Vision is the process through which light stimuli received through the eyes are transformed into a mental image by the brain. It is our sense of sight. This process is accomplished by the visual system, the sensory system that enables vision, which includes the eyes—the sensory organ for vision—and the neuronal visual pathways of the brain, from the retinas to the cerebral cortex.

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