How To Unlock Your Brain’s Full Potential, Biohacks To Unleash Your Mind, The “Secret Sauce” For Healing A Leaky Gut & More With Dr. Greg Kelly.

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Find yourself yearning to amplify your brainpower but facing hurdles like mental fog, lack of focus, or suboptimal cognitive performance?

You're in the right place — today's episode explores the art and science of enhancing cognitive prowess, tapping into the boundless potential of the human mind, and biohacking brain function. 

Dr. Gregory Kelly is a naturopathic physician (ND), the Director of Product Development at Neurohacker Collective, and the author of Shape Shift — a practical, yet fascinating guide on how to unravel the mysteries of your body shape and weight. Additionally, he previously appeared on my show “How To Clear Out Damaging, Life-Shortening Zombie Cells In Just 2 Days A Month, A ‘Shotgun Formula' For Senescent Cells & More With Dr. Gregory Kelly.”

Dr. Greg was the editor of the Alternative Medicine Review and has been an instructor at the University of Bridgeport in the College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he taught classes in advanced clinical nutrition, counseling skills, and doctor-patient relationships. He has also published numerous articles on various aspects of natural medicine and nutrition, contributed three chapters to the Textbook of Natural Medicine, and has more than 30 journal articles indexed on PubMed. His areas of special interest and expertise include nootropics, anti-aging and regenerative medicine, weight management, and the chronobiology of performance and health.

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Greg on his enlightening show, Collective Insights Podcast, where he and I delved deep into strategies for optimizing brain function and enhancing overall health and longevity.

Get ready to unlock practical strategies to enhance focus, relaxation, and cognitive performance, and embark on a journey to uncover the full potential of your cognitive abilities!

During this discussion, you'll discover:  

-Ben on Dr. Greg Kelly’s podcast…05:01

-Dietary impact on brain performance and cognition…06:03

  • Depends on your genetic makeup
  • Some other things to consider when it comes to diets, particularly:
    • Myelin sheaths are a combination of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid that is a crucial component of the human brain and plays a vital role in brain development and function — and oleic acid — a type of monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid commonly found in various plant and animal fats
    • You need good absorbable bioavailable sources of DHA
    • Plant-based omega-3 fatty acids have poor conversion into DHA
    • Good sources of DHA are fish oil, eating a wide variety of clean, fatty fish (use code GREENFIELD20 to save $20)
    • Good sources of oleic acid are olive oil and avocado oil
  • Limiting the intake of meals that would cause a surge in lipopolysaccharides
  • Paying attention to the gut-brain axis
    • Supportive aspects of polyphenol consumption on gut-brain function
    • The blacks, the purples, the reds, and the dark colors of the plant kingdom

-Akkermansia in Dr. Greg’s product Qualia Synbiotic…12:00

-Uncovering what synbiotics are…15:16

  • Two definitions:
    • A live organism and food for the live organism
    • A live organism and something that boosts other organisms
  • Your gut cells secrete mucin into the environment around them to protect themselves
  • The goal is to cause the system to make more mucin or to fortify the mucin
  • Polyphenols fortify it and change the structure of the mucins, so the same amount of mucins can cause Akkermansia to thrive more

-Beneficial things for leaky gut…17:24

-Ben’s experience with nootropics…28:42

  • Qualia Mind is a kind of brain food
    • Enhances blood flow to the brain
    • Quells a little bit of inflammation
    • Provides choline and other nutrients to the brain
    • Different minerals and vitamins to support mental function
  • Nootropics vs. smart drugs
  • For the sleep-deprived:
  • Another example:
  • To help with exhaustion after a day of microdosing:

-The benefits of ashwagandha…33:16

  • Two types of people who use nootropics to focus:
    • Those who lack motivation and struggle to get going
    • Those who need to be calmer and focus
  • Qualia Mind helps with both types
  • Qualia Resilience — an adaptogen blend
    • Has NooGandha — liposomal ashwagandha
    • Has Extramel — cantaloupe extract — a good source of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is an important antioxidant enzyme found in nearly all living cells exposed to oxygen
  • Ashwagandha, one of the best adaptogens, is sometimes described as a “kryptonite for motivation” — too calming
  • NooGandha was created without the “too calming” effect

-Peptides, reishi, and rhodiola…38:30

-Biohacking technologies for brain function…41:51

-And much more…

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Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Dr. Greg Kelly or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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6 thoughts on “How To Unlock Your Brain’s Full Potential, Biohacks To Unleash Your Mind, The “Secret Sauce” For Healing A Leaky Gut & More With Dr. Greg Kelly.

  1. Jane says:

    Thank God you’ve stopped promoting NuCalm!

    1. Nick says:

      Why do you say this? Have you used it?

  2. Buck says:

    ‘Quality cocoa’ is literally a lazy link to affiliate Amazon search of ‘cocoa.’

    A joke at this point the fact Ben sells every god d product he ever mentions.

    1. Sorry about that. Try this for better info Buck:

      1. Buck says:

        Thank you.

  3. slav says:

    If one is really interested in the brain, no one discovered as much as Nicolai Levashov. His writings are intersting to say the least.

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