Mindset & Emotional Freedom: The Inner Work Of Biohacking W/ Dave Asprey #237

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • How the exercise industry has made exercise more and more confusing — and what we can learn by looking at the history of exercise

  • Overcoming biohacking obsessions to focus on your core intention

  • How to know if you’re suffering from mold exposure, a condition that affects far more people than are aware of it

  • What biohackers should know about their cellular-level placebo response

  • The evolution of 40 Years of Zen & biohacking with neurofeedback

  • How anyone can change their mindset and the way they experience life by doing deep, personal work — and the data to show it works

  • What you can do to double, even triple, the duration of your deep sleep

  • What we can learn from taking a systems approach to aging

  • The bulletproof plan to age backward (and maybe even live forever)

  • The four things that are most likely to kill you

  • Why “dirty keto” doesn’t work

  • Maintaining the seven pillars of aging in your body

  • What vegans will love in Dave’s new book

  • Why corn-fed beef shouldn’t even be considered food

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Fitness & Fat Loss For Lazy People: Hacking HIIT Workouts W/ CAR.O.L Bike #235

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • How the consumer market has been lied to about HIIT & cardio exercise

  • What true HIIT exercise looks like & why it needs to be personalized to each individual

  • This isn’t “bro science” — this is making fitness accessible to the majority of us who don’t exercise enough right now

  • The healthcare system is in shambles now and it’s going to be absolutely crippled over the next few years, so we have to take responsibility for our own health now

  • How we have evolved over time and how we can continue to evolve by using technology

  • How the classic gym subscription model and fitness industry incentivizes ineffective workouts

  • Some people will see tremendous results from true HIIT, while most will see good results and some others will only see marginal results — and there’s only one way to know which group you fall in before you start working out

  • The single most important indicator of your future health

  • Why combining fat and sugar is bad for us (plus the only natural substance on Earth that contains both)

  • How you can change your body’s ability to burn fat, for better or for worse

  • A case study of Ulrich’s personal experience with CAR.O.L

  • Why is it called CAR.O.L?

  • The AI-powered future of fitness

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Sunlight Vs. Junk Light: The Ultimate Battle For Human Health & Longevity W/ Matt Maruca #234

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Why you’re probably ejactulating too much & how ejaculation is diminishing the pleasure of your orgasms

  • How Matt’s first appearance on this show changed the trajectory of his life

  • The energy meditation practice that can help you cultivate your inner light

  • Your body is a being of light — and there’s science to prove it

  • How blue light debilitates your mitochondria

  • There are three million people who in the U.S. who die every year to chronic diseases — and none of them need to, but we aren’t addressing the right problems

  • Do hereditary diseases really exist?

  • The missing link between chronic diseases, the epidemic of depression, and mass shootings

  • How and when to eat if you want to lose weight (and why the way you’re eating now is probably causing you to gain weight)

  • Junk food doesn’t make you fat (by itself) — junk light does

  • Why Luke is eating a butter stick during this interview

  • How artificial light is absorbed into every part of your body, not just your eyes, and what you can do to prevent it

  • How we are destroying a generation’s physical development through smartphones and tablets

  • Have an indoor lifestyle? Get ready for an indoor hospital

  • Why windows are bad

  • There IS such a thing as too much sun, but it’s pretty difficult to do — while most of us don’t get enough sun and are suffering for it

  • Why you maybe shouldn’t have a kid if you don’t have a sex drive

  • What The Light Diet is & how you can start integrating it into your life

  • How to hack your morning routine to make The Light Diet easier

  • Blue blocking software is great and you should definitely use it — but no software can eliminate all of the blue light from your screens

  • How to make sure your food and water are supporting your health

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Psychological Fitness: Mastering The Mind, Ego, & Emotions W/ Dr. Mark Atkinson #232

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Psychological fitness is a way of being in the world in which you’re present, open, aware, engaging in reality, and doing what matters

  • Why CEOs, executives, and elite athletes turn to Dr. Atkinson to learn what he knows about psychological fitness training and personal development

  • Curiosity may not be great for cats, but it’s a transformative perspective for human beings to use when approaching life

  • A plant medicine experience that changed the course of Dr. Atkinson’s life

  • Spirituality likes to vilify the ego, but Dr. Atkinson teaches us why we actually need to work with it to achieve greater awareness and presence

  • You have thoughts — but that’s not who you are

  • How you can get everything you need to overcome life’s challenges, no hacks required

  • The critical difference between spiritual transcendence and spiritual bypassing

  • Learning to change the channel of your awareness

  • Evolving from Victim Consciousness to Victor Consciousness

  • Is there a way to prevent the deep suffering caused by childhood trauma?

  • What happens when we refuse to turn towards the what we are experiencing and engage life

  • The trap of getting stuck focusing solely on physical health

  • The purpose of community

  • How we’re losing our children and societal structure

  • A roadmap towards realizing your potential

  • When you’re doing anything, ask yourself: am I doing this consciously or compulsively?

For more about this episode.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Almost Anything W/ Dr. Ted Achacoso #227

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • The unique cocktail that goes into Dr. Ted’s nootropic troche, Blue Cannatine – a legit limitless pill (you can get on the waitlist for the new Canatine Blue nootropic at troscriptions.com/Luke)

  • Why “Nootropic” probably doesn’t mean what you think it means

  • How to take nootropics safely

  • What you don’t know about toxins

  • The optimal levels of nutrients and hormones in our bodies

  • Why Dr. Ted gives Thrive Probiotics his approval

  • The secrets of Oxytocin

  • Why we’re meant to wake up with the sun – and how we can hack our environment and bodies to make up for it

  • Dr. Ted’s remarkable IQ

  • What doctors learn in medical school – and how it screws over people with chronic diseases

  • The difference between functional medicine and Health Optimization Medicine

  • What Modafinil does and why it’s not addictive

  • The ins and outs of microdosing

  • Dr. Ted’s purge-free Ayahuasca capsules

  • The contention around deuterium

  • Dr. Ted’s thoughts on EMF & EMF protection

  • Why Mother Ayahuasca has been Dr. Ted’s greatest teacher

For more about this episode.

Shamanic Soul Search & Rescue: Sacred Plant Connections W/ Michael Trainer #225

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Michael’s new book about how to build life-changing relationships in the 21st century

  • Making giving (not taking) the norm

  • The most significant corollary to your long term health and happiness

  • The profound loneliness created by our digital world

  • Living your life as a gift

  • Overcoming imposter syndrome and insecurities

  • Hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his birthday

  • What is happiness?

  • The eulogy exercise

  • The difference between proper and improper plant medicine use

  • Being ushered into a new global awakening

  • The physical, mental, and spiritual preparations you need to make to use plant medicines productively

  • Michael’s vision for the future of Peak Minds + his plans to host the largest online meditation ever

  • Connecting meditation to reforestation

  • Gamifying the evolution of consciousness

For more about this episode.

Emotional Intelligence: How To Make Your Heart Smart W/ Josh Trent #223

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • An investigation of how Luke became The Life Stylist + how Josh became a force of wellness

  •  Getting to the witness perspective, being at one with consciousness and observing the phenomenon of your human meat suit

  • The cycles of recommitment

  • Interrupting the pattern of your shadow

  • The core of alcoholism

  • Going through a spiritual malady

  • Being uncomfortable in your own skin

  • Bringing more awareness and consciousness into your experience

  • The stark reality about getting high

  • Defining wellness; the understanding of the physical and emotional

For more about this episode.

Sleep Special: Hardcore Hibernation & Biohacking The Bedroom W/ Todd Youngblood #222

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • The history of sleep technology, including the unfortunate detour into water beds

  • Creating a recipe for your best self

  • You could change just about everything about a bed... except the temperature

  • Breaking the bad habits of the sleep industry, like sleeping pills

  • If your body temperature doesn’t drop, you can’t fall asleep

  • How foam beds are affecting your sleep

  • The evolutionary aspects of sleep

  • How lowering the temperature of your bed improves intimacy

  • Lulling your body into a semi-hibernative state

  • Making it easier for two people to sleep in the same bed, without compromising

  • How electric blankets can take years off of your life

  • Quantifying what improves our sleep

  • How the app lets you customize exactly what you want your sleep experience to be like with the chiliPAD

  • Making your bed a healthy, holistic recovery space

For more about this episode.

Biohacking Birth, Babies, & Homeschooling Kids w/ Wellness Mama AKA Katie Wells #221

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • A generation of children is expected to have shorter lifespans than their parents, for the first time in history

  • Dealing with Hashimoto’s, which is not a sushi restaurant but an autoimmune disease

  • Growing from a blog into an empire

  • How moms can shape the future of the United States and society as a whole

  • Bringing six children into the world & raising them all to be conscious humans

  • What you need to know about birth control

  • A great relationship hack

  • Why more women are suffering from abnormal and painful cycles & what you can do about it

  • What foods you will want to stay away from and eat more of if you are planning to have children or pregnant

  • Bucking the mainstream Western method of birth for more natural births with fewer interventions

  • Dos and don’ts for raising a healthy baby

  • How Katie creates a homeschool designed to stimulate creativity, critical thought, and natural development

  • Finding the time to homeschool as a working mom

  • Raising six kids that aren’t annoying in airports, somehow

For more about this episode.

Kava Culture: Nature's Xanax And Your Nervous System Solution W/ Cameron George #219

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • The root of Cameron’s sudden autoimmune and chronic illness

  • Cameron’s proclivity to becoming addicted

  • Why Cameron ended up going on random buying sprees, including buying exotic animals in an effort to pursue his lifelong dream to recreate Ace Ventura Animal Detective

  • Taking a drug – even a prescription drug – is a huge and potentially life-altering decision

  • Everything Cameron tried that didn’t work

  • The 3000-year history of kava use in Vanuatu

  • Why scientists are studying what happens when you give kava to people with cancer or metabolic disorders

  • A huge misconception about kava that has been perpetuated by the pharmaceutical industry

  • “Daily drinking” kava, or noble kava strains

  • The improved method of kava extraction that Cameron helped create so that they could produce full spectrum kava products

  • The need for more perspective in today’s world

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Sober Curious: Becoming Spiritual Without The Spirits #218

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • We’re not taught to question our drinking until it becomes problematic – but why?

  • Why are we willing to accept the hangover as the price for a good night out?

  • Creating an environment and culture around drinking where everybody feels that it is safe and okay to ask questions and define their own relationship with alcohol

  • The nature of alcohol

  • Our brain’s hardwired “desire function”

  • Why it’s actually difficult to maintain a neutral relationship with alcohol in our current society

  • Addiction as the way our bodies try to process trauma

  • Feeling like an imposter in AA

  • Cultural conditioning around what’s okay and what’s not okay with certain drugs

  • Making it as normal not to drink as it is to drink

  • Alcohol’s position as a rite of passage into adulthood and the assumptions that come with it

  • Anti-anxiety medication is essentially alcohol in a pill

  • Unacknowledged spiritual and physical trauma

  • How plant medicines can help us mend our trauma and change our relationship with addiction

  • Why alcohol was originally called “spirits”

  • Giving yourself a month-long break from alcohol to examine how it makes you feel and engage in self-examination

For more about this episode.

Next Level Human Optimization: Psychedelics & Life Mastery W/ Kyle Kingsbury #217

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Kyle’s recent plant medicine experiences

  • Returning to stillness to find peace

  • Using hindsight as foresight

  • Anxiety is time wasted

  • We always have a choice over how we experience life

  • What the heck Penis Envy Mushrooms are

  • Using plant medicine with reverence and intention

  • Not all mushrooms are created equal

  • When Kyle took a heroic dose of mushrooms with his dad

  • How adding MDMA to a mushroom cocktail can add to the experience

  • Why MDMA will probably be legal for therapy in just a matter of months & the transformative healing effects it can have

  • Nicotine is the greatest nootropic on Earth

  • My one experience with MDMA (that ended with a high-speed chase)

  • Hunting for your meat – because life takes life

  • What Kyle learned about life and himself from his most recent hunting experience

  • Why it benefits to understand the paleolithic evolution of humankind

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From Super Sick To Superman: Optimize Your Health W/ Tim Gray #214

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • How Tim got his mercury-laden fillings removed by a holistic dentist

  • How mercury can contribute to things like magnesium deficiencies by screwing with our body on a cellular level

  • Tim’s thoughts on Quicksilver Scientific’s detoxification process

  • The negative impact of obsessively worrying about your health (even when there’s something worth worrying about)

  • Finding the sweet spot between awareness and fear

  • Why our unnatural surroundings require that we actively immerse ourselves in nature more often

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

  • The best enzymes, probiotics, and nootropics on the market

  • Why I am so incredibly pumped for the Health Optimisation Summit

For more about this episode.

How To Take Your Moonshot And Hit The Target Of Your Dreams With Naveen Jain #213

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Life is curiosity

  • The less you know, the more you think you know – and the more you know, the more you realize how little you truly know

  • Becoming the CEO of your own health

  • Life-changing technologies that might be closer to reality than you think

  • The human brain can be fooled very easily – and we can use this to our advantage

  • If you want to move society forward, you have to focus on what the world can be and not what the world is

  • The myth of scarcity

  • Solving seemingly impossible problems just requires asking the right questions

  • You can kill a person, but you can’t kill an idea, you can’t kill a movement

  • Why we are, at best, 1% human – and even that 1% is controlled by our microbiome

  • No one food is “bad,” it’s just better for some people’s microbiome than others’

  • Why Naveen is constantly trying to reduce the cost of his most transformative products

  • Doing good and doing well are not mutually exclusive

  • Making money is like having an orgasm: if you’re focused on it, you’re never going to get it, so you just have to enjoy the process

For more about this episode.

Behind The Curtain Of An Open Relationship With Aubrey Marcus & Whitney Miller #211

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Creating your most optimal relationship

  • Consciously choosing real life instead of a fairy tail

  • Transactional intimacy

  • The importance of (or historical lack thereof) female pleasure

  • What you probably don’t know about the female clirotis (even if you are female)

  • Educating people on pleasure

  • How being in an open relationship helped Aubrey and Whitney grow, as individuals

  • Women being taught to compete with other women

  • The important conversations that trigger a lot of us

  • What it’s like to transition into an open relationship

  • Rooting for your partner’s happiness

  • It IS possible to deeply and intimately love more than one person at the same time

  • It’s normal to “catch feelings”

  • Expressing the most radical truth that is inside of you

  • The biggest gift you can give is being fully present

  • Finding the root of jealous & other negative emotions

  • The most delicate, sensitive thing you can do is be honest

  • How plant medicine and MDMA have helped Aubrey and Whitney heal their individual traumas

For more about this episode.

Kundalini Rising: Luke Live At Rama Venice (Bootleg Broadcast) #209

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Identifying the thoughts and behaviors that block us from the life we crave and deserve

  • Using intention to overcome the resentment, fear, or shame that’s blocking you from experiencing love

  • The quantum physics of perception, reality, and spirituality

  • Stillness: the rare but valuable experience of sitting with presence

  • The erroneous belief that our body = our self

  • You don’t need to take your animal self so seriously – and you also don’t need to fight with it

  • Suffering in the self-created delusion that life is out to get you

  • How far we can go in one human lifetime, with the right tools

  • Trying to change our experience using the wrong power source

  • The many, many different paths to spiritual growth

  • The freeing experience that there’s something greater

  • It’s brave to access emotion

  • There’s transformation in applying universal truths

For more about this episode.

Ancient Taoist Superpowers For The Modern Age With Dr. Barry Morguelan #207

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Why Dr. B wanted to look outside of Western medicine to expand his medical practice

  • Why Dr. B was skeptical when he first witnessed the 5,000-year-old Chinese Source Energy discipline being practiced – and what ultimately convinced him that it wasn’t a scam or the placebo effect

  • How Dr. B got his invite into this elite and secluded group of Chinese healers

  • There’s always a source for everything

  • The unknown isn’t mystical or magic; prescription drugs and smart phones were a fantasy until they were discovered and known, and then they were ordinary

  • How modern Western medical practices and ancient Eastern healing techniques and knowledge fit together

  • The profoundly transformative results that Dr. B has seen after people earnestly practice the methodologies they teach at Energy for Success

  • The ability to achieve anything we want is already inside of us, whether that’s personal achievement or physical healing

  • Why Dr. B chooses to empower others to be their own teacher, guru, and healer

  • Everyone can experience the miracle of life, at every moment

  • The Matrix has always tried to trick us into thinking that the world is too complicated and we’ve all been destined to be overworked and overwhelmed

  • Learning how to heal from trauma through energy work

  • Can we overcome external challenges to our health, especially in the big city?

For more about this episode.

Clean And Green: The Sakara Life With Danielle DuBoise & Whitney Tingle #206

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Danielle + Whitney’s journey from Sedona to Sakara

  • The psychological scars of fighting with cystic acne

  • The horrifying side effects of Accutane

  • What every person needs every day to feel like their best self

  • What you probably don’t know about the seeds and oil industry

  • Realizing that so many of our health problems are actually because we have an unhealthy gut

  • Reframing your relationship with food

  • Why counting calories doesn’t work

  • Eating for how you want to feel

  • What we can learn from Cookie’s two trainers

  • Scaling a business from nothing to 120 employees & staying friends

  • Learning how to run a business through life schooling

  • You don’t have to change your taste or aesthetics to adopt a healthier lifestyle and relationship with food (i.e. you don’t have to be a new age hippy to benefit from holistic health)

  • The quantum effects of knowing how many calories are in a dish

  • The arbitrary belief that there is an end to life

  • The Sakara Life standards: food has to be fresh, it has to look beautiful, it has to be really delicious, and it has to offer real results

  • What goes into creating Sakra Life’s supply chain for fresh ingredients

  • POOP!

  • Eating your water

  • You are what you do the majority of the time

  • Crossing the veil when you go into labor & the badassery of midwives

For more about this episode.

Hack Your Wardrobe & Love Your Body With Costume Designer Leesa Evans #205

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • How clothing makes or breaks your day

  • What we communicate to the world through the way we dress

  • Through collaboration, building something better than you could ever conceive of on your own

  • How coming up with the initial design concept and then fitting an actor contributes to how the actor embodies their character

  • What it’s like to work with method actors

  • How collaboration betters you as a person

  • Some of the most beautiful, successful, and famous people are also some of the most insecure

  • The bizarre epiphany that Leesa had at 17 & how it affects the way she lives her life to this day

  • Choosing to be happy

  • Healing our subconscious wounds

  • Pushing yourself into creativity by filling voids

  • Feeling comfortable enough to connect with yourself

  • Leesa’s styling philosophy: the shapes that we wear help us get out of our comfort zone, and over time, that leads to a general feeling of well being

  • How the artistic intention of our clothing contributes to the way we express ourselves

  • You can’t fabricate confidence – that’s arrogance

  • Not letting your clothes stop you from doing anything you want to do in your life

  • Allowing your clothing to support you

  • Co-founding Stylefund with Amy Schumer with the mission to improve women’s process of getting dressed by helping them better understand their individual silhouettes

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How To Avoid Another S***ty Relationship (Or Fix The One You're In) #204

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • What’s been going on since we last spoke to Michele in episodes 79 and 80

  • Getting in bed with Michele Paradise

  • The dilemma with technology and real communication

  • The shadow side of our parents being role models for partnerships

  • Hypnotic loops with and without purpose

  • Waking up and forcing ourselves to think

  • How opening up your heart with Kundalini Yoga can help you create new patterns

  • Conscious coupling

  • How to find your voice in intimacy and relationships

  • Overcoming the sexual shame that men and women experience

  • Accenting words in normal conversations and covert hypnosis

  • Asking for what you want – what you REALLY want

  • Sex being in the mind not the body

  • The value of opening yourself up to explore sexually with your partner

  • Working through trauma loops and triggers, from past experiences, in new relationships

  • Havening and role-Havening

  • The difference between EMDR and Havening

For more about this episode.