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Summary: Welcome to the Biocurious podcast where you are encouraged to be curious about your biology! Hosted by health scientist and seasoned biohacker, Kayla Osterhoff. Each week Kayla and guest experts will take you on a journey to explore your human potential. Discover secrets of your biology, explore evidence-based biohacks, and learn tangible holistic health practices that will elevate and optimize your life!

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 84. Biotech for Health Optimization with Biostrap Labs | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2316

In this episode, you will learn about Biostrap Labs, the importance of data integrity, how you can use data to optimize your health, and what to look out for in the field of biotech. Sameer Sontakey is the CEO and Co-Founder of Biostrap Labs and has over 10 years of experience in software engineering. Kevin Longoria is a clinical exercise physiologist and the Chief Science Officer at Biostrap Labs and is an advocate for an integrative approach to health and fitness. This episode dives deep into the data behind Biostrap Labs and why it stands out from its competitors. You will learn how you can apply biometric data to your own life to optimize your health, and why it’s important to look into the research before you invest in new products. Kevin and Sameer talk about what to look forward to in biotech and how biotech can help us take a proactive approach to our health. If you want to learn more about biotech from two experts in the field, this is the episode for you! ABOUT THE GUESTS: Sameer Sontakey: With over 10-years of experience in software engineering, Sameer created Biostrap to provide the world’s most advanced, science-based platform to improve global health. With a computer science background, Sameer has architected and built frontend applications, backend services, and set up data pipelines for big data. Kevin Longoria: His expertise in the field of health and performance restoration and optimization has led him to work with populations ranging from clients with severely compromised health to elite athletes such as Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo. Additionally, Kevin’s passion for research and education has led to a role as an international public educator for health & fitness professionals surrounding his integrative approach that emphasized the importance of the mind and gut in conjunction with the physical body. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:08 — The Data Behind Biostrap The use of red vs green PPG sensors Not sacrificing data integrity for speed Checking data 29 different ways before returning it to you Making meaningful use of your data The importance of clinical validation 12:19 — The Research & Why it’s Important The unregulated commercial landscape industry Testing the claims of other companies Validating research of other biotech companies How to collect your own data Determining whether your investment is safe 17:14 — How To Apply Your Own Data Technology can put you on the right path Using data to set your day Applying the right dose of stress to improve sleep Understanding how to define health and fitness 26:24 — Up & Coming In Biotech Covid research led to an increase in biometric symptoms & research Taking a proactive approach to health instead of a reactive Why people are more open to using technology Taking ownership of your health Using data to improve health Connect with Biostrap: Instagram: @biostrap Twitter: @biostrap Website: & Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:

 83. His & Hers Biohacks with Sean McCormick | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2404

In this episode, our guest Sean McCormick talks about his new project and the products and tools he uses to optimize his life. As the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast, he is well-versed in all things biohacking and has talked with hundreds of guest experts about the best ways to improve physical and mental health. In a snapshot, Sean is interested in results, consciousness, and getting the most out of the least effort.  You will learn about the "virtual biohacking assistant," Sean’s favorite products (he has a lot), and how to manage stress. Sean and Kayla also go over the differences in biohacking for men and women, and the importance of paying attention to your hormones. After listening, you might even start a conversation about it at the dinner table (reference to 17:20 of this episode).   If you’re looking for new products and want to learn more about his & hers biohacks, this episode is definitely worth the listen.  ABOUT THE GUEST:   Sean McCormick is a life coach and the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast. Before getting here, he started a highly rated flotation therapy center in Seattle to help athletes recover. He is passionate about biohacking because it allows him to be the best inside and out and spend time doing what he loves. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:00 — The Virtual Biohacking Assistant A beginners guide to biohacking Tailoring the resources to the individual, custom is key The importance of bio-individuality for women  The 4 stages of the hormone cycle Applying info from the Optimal Performance Podcast 20:00 — Sean’s Favorite Products for Longevity For Supplements:, For CBD: For Your Mental State: Using a breath ionizer Importance of blue-blocking glasses  27:00 — All About Hormones  Balancing hormones for women vs men   Read: Estrogeneration by Dr. Anthony J Estrogen as the endocrine disrupter Testosterone booster: Rutt Managing stress with a busy lifestyle 36:00 — Stress management  Biohacks can’t solve everything  Tackling stress one day at a time Take control of your life & invest in yourself Learn how to breathe better & be creative Product: Serotonin Brain Food The vitamin C+ detox protocol   Connect with Sean McCormick: Sean’s Podcast: Products: Instagram: @realseanmccormick Connect with Kayla:  Social media: @biocurious_kayla and @biocurious_podcast Join the BioCurious Co-op:  Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:

 82. Sex and Skin with Anti-Aging Expert Dr. Amy Killen | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2994

In this episode, you will learn about increasing longevity, taking care of your skin, and optimizing sexual function. Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics, and longevity medicine. Board-certified in emergency medicine with ten years of ER experience, Dr. Killen saw the impact of unchecked chronic disease and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine. This episode features a lot of laughs and most importantly, helpful tips and tricks on how to get clear skin and optimize your sexual function. Dr. Amy and Kayla talk about increasing longevity and thinking about aging as a disease with natural ways to live longer. The end of this episode features a live Q&A where you get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. Season 3 is starting off strong and this episode is packed with information you’ll love and use, so go ahead and give it a listen! ABOUT THE GUEST: An international speaker, clinical practice owner, medical director of a national regenerative medicine physician training course, author, and frequent media guest, Dr. Killen has become an outspoken advocate for empowering patients to look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, hormone optimization, personalized medicine and regenerative therapies. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 03:47 — Increasing Longevity Thinking of aging as a disease vs a natural process Inflammation: the cause of (basically) all your health problems How to enhance longevity Handling stress with a busy lifestyle Dr. Killen’s morning routine 13:24 — A Step Closer to Clear Skin The importance of sunblock Using antioxidants & vitamins to help calm your skin Microneedling to increase collagen production Combating hormonal acne & treatments Causes of graying hair and the perks of being blonde Peptide 101: Starting off with BPC-157 29:26 — Sexual Optimization Optimizing sexual function Improving tissue health & increasing blood flow Dealing with urinary incontinence for women Tired of Kegels? Try Intensity or Apex The Lioness: tracking your orgasms 41:03 — Live Q&A How to deal with forehead veins Dealing with sports acne Addressing the potential link between hyaluronic acid and cancer Using hyaluronic acid products for anti-aging & the results Connect with Dr. Amy Killen: Instagram: @dr.amybkillen Youtube: Amy Killen MD Website: Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:

 2020 Reflections & 2021 Outlook With Kayla | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1016

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 81. Nervous System Transformation With Irene Lyon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3407

This episode we talk about how we develop and interact with our nervous system along with insight on the polyvagal theory. Our guest today is Irene Lyon who helps people around the world to transform trauma to heal their body and mind. On this episode we discuss: 4:00 Nervous system training methods 7:00 Common trauma causing plateaus 7:30 Somatic experiencing 8:20 How to restore the nervous system 14:50 Polyvagal branches 26:00 How to modulate the nervous system 29:00 Treating deregulation in our nervous systems 30:00 How our polyvagal develops in our adolescence 33:20 Perpetual trauma due to lack of awareness 37:00 Tips on improving mental regulation 40:00 Listen to your impulses 43:00 why “don’t shove it away” 45:00 Being connected to the environment Connect with Irene: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: Web: Sponsors: Somavedic: use code BIOCURIOUS --- Send in a voice message:

 80. X3 Your Health With Dr. John Jaquish | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3771

This episode is all about better physical health with Dr. John Jaquish, the inventor of the X3 bar. Dr. Jaquish is a research professor at Rushmore University, speaks at scientific conferences all over the world, has been featured on many of the top health podcasts, is an editor of multiple medical journals, and is a nominee of the National Medal of Science. On this episode we discuss: 5:20 Combating osteoporosis w/strength training 7:40 How the wrong workouts can cause injuries 14:00 Debunking health and wellness influencers 24:00 X3 bar techniques with cross training 26:00 Cardiovascular training for different body types 30:00 How nutrition is different for individual bone density 33:45 Women in osteoporosis clinical studies 37:00 How to build bone density 38:00 Dr.Jaquish’s muscle building diet 39:00 Fermented protein over whey 43:00 Different fasting approaches 44:00 Research facts over forums 53:00 Food industry secrets Connect with John: Connect with Kayla: Instagram: Web: Sponsors: Qualia: use code BIOCURIOUS --- Send in a voice message:

 79. The Psychology Of Eating With Dr. Glenn Livingston | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3181

In this episode, Kayla and special guest Dr. Glenn Livingston discuss the psychology behind binge eating and dive into healthy ways to combat addiction and build healthy habits. Dr. Glenn Livingston, is the former CEO of multimillionaire consulting firm for the food industry and psychologist whose work has been highlighted in media outlets such as Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Times, and many more. After decades of research on the nature of binge eating and overeating habits he has developed a simple, effective method to overcome binge eating and any other bad habit! Episode Highlights: • the psychology of addition • 3 things that trigger self love • how the food industry makes unhealthy food addictive • over stimulation with sugar • the psychology of eating • the link between stress and eating • subconscious patterns that lead to overeating • how to effectively change any bad habit Episode sponsor: Link: Coupon Code: BIOCURIOUS (good for 15% off any product/purchase, including subscriptions!) Connect with Glenn: Website: Facebook: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op: --- Send in a voice message:

 78. Microdosing Magic With Boris Peysakhov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3104

This episode we dive into the wonderful world of microdosing with our favorite microdosing expert Boris Peysakhov. On this episode we discuss: 3:00 how microdosing helped Boris recover from depression 4:00 overview of plant medicines 5:13 micro dosing 101 9:10 where to start with plant medicines 9:40 benefits of microdosing 13:33 different microdosing plans14:00 best resources for mircrodosing information 17:00 microdosing and neurotransmitters 18:20 protocol options 20:30 types of microdoses 28:00 why fungi are fantastic 33:55 why intentions are key 42:00 subconscious beliefs and plant medicine work 46:20 safety precautions Connect with Kayla: Instagram: [Web] Sponsors: PaleoFX: --- Send in a voice message:

 77. Self-Care & Self-Healing With Kate Horseman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2998

In this episode, Kayla's intern Ryan Bernard, digital marking student introduces us to special guest, Kate Horsman. Kayla and Kate give insight in to eating habits, self-care practices and introduction to adaptogens.  Kate Horsman is a holistic heath expert and professional counselor who specializes in eating disorders. She helps with physical and mental health by encouraging a lifestyle suited for the individual.  Episode highlights:  • all about Kate and her field of work (2:49)  • wounded healer (8:56) • detoxify your life trough food (11:39) • core components of a healthy lifestyle (17:20)  • work with not so open clients (24:00)  • Kate's self-care practices (29:15)  • herbs and adaptogens 101 (31:48)  • Kate's recipes (35:39)  • adaptogens in a bath (38:48)  • skin care routine (41:35)  • Kate's morning routine (44:24)  • advice to elevate health and wellness (45:40)  • Kate's starting course (48:07)  Sponsor: Elsa Beauty: Connect with Kate:  Official page:  Social media:  Connect with Kayla:  Social media:  Join the BioCurious Co-op: --- Send in a voice message:

 76. Intimacy, Inclusion, & Introspection With Tah & Kole Whitty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5542

In this episode, the host Kayla Osterhof and special guests Tah and Cole Whitty, discuss leadership and survival in the midst of crisis such as COVID19, how trauma impacts your body and mind, how to navigate cultural shifts, like the BLM movement, and how to be a truly inclusive leader. They also touch on how to build healthy relationships with others and with yourself. Tah and Kole, husband and wife team, are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the field of health and wellness. Tah has over 25 years of experience as a registered nurse in emergency medicine and Kole has 17 years in education and addiction specifically. Together they have diverse experience in shamanic traditions, personal training and body alignment. Episode highlights: • new perspectives on the human experience (5:28) • how Tah and Kole become a healers (6:55) • insights on change and transformation (16:43) • where transformation begins (25:46) • achievements and goals as a drug (31:30) • curiosity - the key of evolution in the midst of COVID19 and cultural shifts (35:57) • difference between compassion and excusing behavior (41:14) • depths of systematic racism and the real definition of racism (43:35) • connection of inclusivity and intimacy (1:00:27) • highly disempowered people and what you can do (1:10:36) • leadership and service (1:23:25) • what to do move this conversation (1: 29:20) Episode Sponsor: Biostrap personal data collection device - The Evo Device is here! Connect with Tah and Kole: Official page: Instagram: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op: --- Send in a voice message:

 75. Inside Out Health With Wade Lightheart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3642

THE BIOCURIOUS PODCAST – WADE LIGHTHEART In this episode, Kayla and special guest Wade Lightheart discuss how to build a healthy body from the inside out, focusing on healthy digestion, the gut and brain connection and optimizing metabolism. Wade Lightheart, a three-time Canadian national champion of the All Natural Bodybuilding Championships, who has also competed in the Mister Universe competition, is the podcast host for “The Awesome Health Podcast” and he is the president and cofounder of BiOptimizers. Biocurious Listeners can use code BIOCURIOUS to Episode Highlights: • how to optimize all health systems (7:33) • building a strong, healthy physique from the inside (12:56) • digestive system dysfunction (20:05) • metabolic interventions (22:12) • the ideal version of a life span (26:24) • the connection between gut and brain (28:54) • importance of enzymes and how to choose the right enzyme supplement (35:28) • probiotics and other gut health supplements (40:24) • the proper way to take supplements (46:57) • staying educated about your supplements (48:30) • the best 15-minute morning routine (51:31) • meditation for high performance (55:32) Connect with Wade: Official page: Social media: BiOptimizers (code BIOCURIOUS): Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op: --- Send in a voice message:

 74. Unlocking Your Mental Superpowers With Ani Manian From You Are Limitless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5832

In this doubleheader episode with “You Are Limitless” podcast, the hosts Kayla Osterhoff and Ani Manian, discuss interworking's of the mind, aspects that limit us from reaching full potential, how they overcame limitations and practical tools to become limitless. Ani Manian, “The Ultimate mirror”, known as a trusted adviser to the most influential entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers to become limitless, helps to transform the conscience and create exceptional results in business and life. Episode highlights: • contrast between brain and mind (2:20) • the optic nerve and how impulses work (6:33) • the observer effect (10:03) • what is neuroplasticity (16:36) • the “symphony” of the brain (20:52) • band-aid to the nerves system (26:13) • Kayla's bad relationship experience (30:22) • ways to restore body harmony and what isn't harmony (35:30) • practices Ani does to harmonize his body (45:05) • Kayla shares how she helps her clients (49:48) • alone time and connection with yourself (52:29) • how Kayla practices gratitude (55:50) • installing a practice using triggers (58:17) • practices that incorporate gratitude Ani's clients use (1:00:45) • getting closer to true objectivity (1:07:18) • what others think about us and self-awareness (1:14:50) • single piece of advice Ani would offer the listeners (1:24:53) • having control and feeling powerful (1:29:56) Connect with Ani: Official page: Social media: You are limitless podcast: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-Op: --- Send in a voice message:

 73. Biohacking Mars And Venus With Dr. John Gray - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2813

Welcome to an epic two-part episode with the incredible Dr. John Gray! You probably know John from his best selling book "Men are from Mars Women from Venus'' which is also the most well-known book on relationships. Since then he has written more than 20 books on relational wellness and health promotion and has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Oz, the today show, Times magazine, Forbes and more!  And now he is here to share his knowledge and magic with the BioCurious Community! Part 2 Highlights: • the secret to having exceptional relationships (3:30) • men’s vs women’s hormone health as it relates to communication (8:44) • how to communicate effectively in relationship (14:11) • John’s epic morning routine (19:02) • what John learned from the monks (25:40) • understanding energy, chakras and vibrational frequencies (29:44) • an energy-balancing meditation from John (42:29) Connect with Dr. Gray: Official page: Beyond Mars and Venus Book: Social media: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op: --- Send in a voice message:

 72. Biohacking Mars And Venus With Dr. John Gray - Part 1 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4653

Welcome to an epic two-part episode with the incredible Dr. John Gray! You probably know John from his best-selling book "Men are from Mars Women from Venus'' which is also the most well-known book on relationships. Since then he has written more than 20 books on relational wellness and health promotion and has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Oz, the today show, Times magazine, Forbes and more!  And now he is here to share his knowledge and magic with the BioCurious Community! On this two-part episode, John and I discuss the dos and don'ts of relationships, healthy communication, the key differences between men and women's hormonal health, what makes men and women feel loved, mindfulness exercises to boost energy and vitality, and we even do a deep dive on John's favorite supplements for high performance and optimal health! Part 1 Highlights: • finding happiness for yourself and in relationship (3:50) • John's new book Beyond Mars and Venus (8:49) • fulfilling the emotional needs of men and women (11:30) • hormonal balancing supplements (14:32) • finding significance in ourselves (18:05) • ways to hack stress (20:15) • top nutrition and supplement advice for men and women (22:41) • lifestyle practices to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases (32:47) • Why lithium is John’s number one supplement recommendation  (43:00) • blood sugar regulation for brain health (50:55) • natural ways to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol (58:47) • how to improve gut health (1:06:58) Connect with Dr. Gray: Official page: Beyond Mars and Venus Book: Social media: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op: --- Send in a voice message:

 71. Expanding Consciousness And Doing Deep Inner Work With Shawn Wells | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5060

In this episode, the host Kayla is joined by Shawn Wells, also known as the ingredientologist. Shawn is not only a brilliant biochemist, dietitian and formulator of supplements, but also one of Kayla’s dearest friends. On this episode they have a very raw discussion about a shared plant medicine experience and the insides gained through this. Episode highlights: • Shawn's background with mental and physical health and true love for yourself and others (5:45) • personal growth and progress with psychedelic plants to process personal trauma (9:15) • new perspectives on career goals and moving the focus to self love (16:00) • plant medicine research (20:30) • victim mentality, aggressors, and fear (23:02) • self-work and authenticity (27:27) • bringing back the innocence and inner child (32:15) • resetting and letting go of limitation and judgment (34:00) • connection with universe (40:35) • appreciation of body and individuality (44:00) • how to set boundaries and communicate more effectively (45:30) • difference between observation and judgement (50:50) • creating a supportive environment for healing and self actualization (54:00) • friendships, intimacy and vulnerability (56:01) • using plant medicine as a tool for expansion and evolution of the mind (1:08:01) • false relationships constructs (1:12:05) • how to tune in to your body (1:15:10) • Shawn's advice on self improvement and doing the best you can (1:19:20) Connect with Shawn: Official page: Social media: Connect with Kayla: Social media: Join the BioCurious Co-op: --- Send in a voice message:


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