Health & Fitness

#15: Jeppe Skovgaard – Get out of your head and start feeling yourself again

Jeppe Skovgaard is a movement expert. He was part of bringing parkour to Denmark and later Akroyoga. He has been teaching movement around the world and has now started his own movement studio in Copenhagen. Jeppe shares his story of going deep into different movement forms and how to get out of your head so you can start to feel yourself again.

Show notes:

2.17: How Jeppe got into movement

4.00: Crawling with the founders of Parkour and getting the nickname “Hulk”

5.45: Fainting after training

5.50: Getting into yoga

7.30: Getting into Acroyoga and teaching around the world

9.45: Starting Rört and why the word movement is important

12.14: Why it is a problem that we are not touched as much today

13.45: How stress is taking us out of the body and into the mind and why that is a problem

15.10: What Jeppe think is the best form of movement  

18.40: Why Jeppe has started getting into dancing and what dance can do for you

20.03: Doing the movement that you actually do

21.30: Why it can be a challenge to have your personality tied up to one form of movement

23.45: Is it meaningless to be flexible?

27.04: How to get started with movement and how much you have to move

28.00: Mindfulness exercise

30.00: Getting into a shitstorm after being on national television

33.45: The power of a squat

35.30: Squatting when pooping

38.02: Jeppes routines

42.00: The importance of community  

 

Final recommendations from Jeppe:

Choose a practice. Commit to a practice.

 

Links to selected resources:

https://rort.dk/

 

Links to Jeppe:

https://www.instagram.com/skovgaardjeppe/?hl=da

http://www.jeppeskovgaard.com/

#12: Dasha Maximov – How to recover from a heavy brain concussion

Dasha Maximov is former M&A consultant turned biohacker after six concussions. She has started a female biohacker community and is the COO of Health Optimization Summit. Dasha shares how she has gone to dozens specialist and tried several biohacks to now finally getting her health back. She ends up with some tips for female health and what test to get as a woman to improve your health. This show notes provides a lot of scientific resources to go deeper into the proof behind some of the aspects that are often met with skepticism.

Show notes:

0.45: How Dasha got into biohacking

2.30: Six brain concussions and how that changed Dashas life

6.30: What a concussion is

8.30: Brain health hacks

9.14: Flickering light and why it is not good for you

10.20: Some of the different specialist Dasha went to

11.10. Why Dasha changed her diet from being a vegetarian to eating a lot of fish

12.13: The fish that Dasha eat

14.30: Light, grounding and non native EMF

16.00: The importance of light

19.50: What grounding is and why it is good for you

23.00: Non native EMF

24.48: How being electro hypersensitive is now recognized as a condition in the UK

26.00: Whether you should sleep with your phone next to you or not

28.03: How big of a difference does EMF really do?

30.02: Dashas setup for the bedroom

34.30: How the regulation of mobile phones was made and why that is a problem

36.15: Airtube

38.10: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

40.02: Starting a Female health community

41.20: Where to start when looking into female health

44.01: What test to get as a women

47.00: Health Optimization Summit

 

Final recommendations from Dasha:

  1. Start getting DHA
  2. Get the sunlight in the morning and block blue light
  3. Stop or eliminate Non EMF

 

Links to selected resources:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/biohackingwomen/

https://growthisland.io/8-andy-mant-why-different-types-of-light-might-be-messing-up-your-health-what-to-do-about-it/

https://jackkruse.com/

https://www.healthoptimisation.com/

Erica Mallery Blythe – Researcher on EMF. She was featured in the documentary, Resonance, Beings of Frequency: https://vimeo.com/54189727

– Children & EMF: https://www.radiationresearch.org/articles/dr-erica-mallery-blythe-electromagnetic-radiation-health-and-children-2014/

– More info about Electrohypersensitivity

https://www.radiationresearch.org/images/rrt_articles/Dr_Erica_Mallery-Blythe_EHS_A_Summary_Working_Draft_Version_1_Dec_2014_for_EESC_Brussels.pdf


Reference on Grounding

– Metanalysis of Grounding from 2012: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/

– Grounding and Mood: Improved Mood after grounding for >1 hour (2015 study): https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/06.PR0.116k21w5

– Analysis of Ion Flow between Human Body and the Local Ground (honor thesis explaining what grounding is; more informative rather than research, but interesting nonetheless): https://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1015&context=honors

– Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons (2012 study): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/

– Grounding improves vagal tone in preterm infants and improves resilience to stress in preterm infants (2018 study): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5542808/

 

Reference on Non Native electric fields

There are loads of references I could send you, these are probably the top ones:

– Good, easy to read, and practical book about nnEMF from my friend Nick Pinaeault — The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: https://amzn.to/2Dv20dq

– Wi-Fi – New meta-analysis paper by Prof. Martin Pall (2018) – The paper summarizes the various health effects found to be caused by WiFi. Wi-Fi is an important threat to human health: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935118300355?via%3Dihub

– Cancer from Cell Towers – Meta Analysis Paper- Yakymenko et al (2011) – a good summary of studies that show that wireless radiation from cell towers and radars have severe adverse effects. Long-Term Exposure to Microwave Radiation Provokes Cancer Growth: Evidences From Radars and Mobile Communication Systems: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21716201

– Reduced Sperm Count – Zilberlicht (2015) –  Dozens of studies prove beyond a doubt that wireless radiation adversely affects the sperm. Habits of Cellphone Usage: https://www.rbmojournal.com/article/S1472-6483(15)00300-4/fulltext

– Oxidative Stress Mechanism – Meta Analysis Paper – Yakymenko (2015) – This study shows that 93/100 studies show that wireless radiation causes oxidative stress, a mechanism that can lead to cancer, non-cancer diseases and DNA damage. This study disproves the wireless industry’s misleading statements that there is no mechanism by which non-thermal levels of wireless radiation can affect the body. Oxidative Mechanisms of Biological Activity of Low-Intensity Radiofrequency Radiation: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/15368378.2015.1043557?journalCode=iebm20&

 

Video with a meter and phone next to it where it is turned on, turned off etc.

Here is a simple video on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4XKNeOtzl4

 

Airtube

https://emfacademy.com/best-air-tube-headset/

Note, read page 139 of the Non Tinfoil book re: bluetooth devices… specifically footnote 422 – “In one case, EMF expert Michael Neuert reports having measured levels of RF radiation emitted by a Bluetooth earpiece which were 7 times higher than the levels emitted by a cell phone. Yikes.”

Links to Dasha:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dashamaximov/

https://www.instagram.com/_dashofhealth/

 

#11: Dr. Imran Rashid – How to live in a highly digital polluted world and get the most out of technology

Imran Rashid is a medical doctor with a specialization in Family Medicine. He is also a IT entrepreneur. And bestselling author now out with the new book “Offline”. He is currently one of the most sought after speakers in Denmark when it comes to healthy use of technology. Imran shares how to stay away from digital pollution and get the most out of technology.

Show notes:

1.06: How Imran went from being a Medical Doctor to an IT entrepreneur

3.45: Being pro-technology and pro-human

6.05: What you do when your young daughter ask to get a smartphone

8.05: Is social media good or bad for you?

11.24: Understanding stress

14.00: How often do you think about your work after you leave work?

14.45: Why screen time is not the right thing to focus on

15.43: Digital pollution

18.03: How our brain is changing with the use of technology

21.02: Exercise you should try at home

27.03: How much screen time the founder of Snapchat allow his kids

28.30: Acknowledging that we have limited control over our brain

30.01: Digital self-defense

31.40: Imran’s background screen on his phone

32.30: How to change behavior

38.01: How Imran gives his kids veto to get his attention

38.30: How Imrans kid got introduced to using a smartphone and how he got smartphone restrictions on his daughter’s school

40.02: Friday apps

42.31: Imran’s rule for posting on social media

45.02: Do the ones you love know or do they feel they are loved

53.01: Why long hugs can make a difference

54.26: The WE hormone and ME hormone

 

Final recommendations from Imran:

Deep and meaningful relationship is key to happiness

 

Links to selected resources:

https://www.amazon.com/Offline-Smartphone-Social-Media-Stress/dp/0857087932

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman

https://humansbeforetech.com/

 

Links to Imran:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/imranrashid/

https://drimranrashid.com/en/

#9 Espen Hjalmby – Quantum Living: Setting goals aligned with your Soul’s expression to optimise the function of body, mind, and spirit

Espen Hjalmby is many things. A Doctor of Chiropractic. A health expert. A Ninja Warrior. An entrepreneur. And an internationally recognized personal development expert. He is a fantastic and positive inspiration despite encountering many difficulties throughout his life; such as losing his brother when he was 8 years old, his sister being born paralyzed and breaking both his legs in an accident and then contracting an infection at the hospital which nearly cost him his life. Espen shares how he has gone through difficulties and resurfaced stronger than ever. And how you can as well!

 

 

Shownotes:
2.21: Understanding movement
4.01: Espen’s story of near death and turning his life around
5.45: Interpreting life events
7.56: Almost dying in hospital
8.32: Being a victim or seeing the growth in situations
11.02: Becoming free in situations of challenge
13.10: Modern medicine and other forms of medicine
13.55: Quantum living
20.45: How to live with an open heart
21.46: How to let go of guilt and shame
23.37: Letting go of the past
25.54: The important influence of friends, role models, and coaches  
27.23: Finding a mentor that you resonate with
29.10: Empowering yourself
32.01: What epigenetics is and what it means for you
33.12: Placebo or the power of the body to heal itself
37.56: History of epigenetics  
43.19: The Wheel of Life

 

Links to people mentioned:

Preston Smiles: http://prestonsmiles.com/main.php

Tony Robbins: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

Marianne Williamson: https://marianne.com/

Louise Hay: https://www.louisehay.com/

Bruce Lipton: https://www.brucelipton.com/

 

Links to selected resources:

https://www.drespen.com/programs/7-days-to-ninja-your-life/

 

Final recommendations from Espen:

Ask yourself: When you are at the end of your life, at your deathbed and you place both hands on your heart and you ask: Did I do everything I could, with everything I had? Then what do you then need to do right now to be able to answer yes?

 

Links to Espen:

https://www.drespen.com/about-dr-espen/

https://www.instagram.com/dr_espen/

https://www.facebook.com/drespenhjalmby/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb2-JHEU23noJo-ZB9GymTQ

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-espen-hjalmby-356aab37/

#8: Andy Mant – Why different types of light might be messing up your health & what to do about it

Andy Mant is a biohacker and entrepreneur focused on the effect of light on our health. He founded Blublox which sell blue blocking glasses. He goes into detail about the effect of artificial light, the importance of natural light and how we can improve our health by being aware of these mechanisms.

Shownotes:

  • 0.45: How Andy got into biohacking
  • 2.00: What circadian rhythm is
  • 3.20: Why light is important
  • 3.45: Hormones regulated by light
  • 5.20: Good and bad light
  • 7.21: Getting natural light first thing in the morning
  • 10.25: Sleeping with a sleep mask
  • 12.08: Why looking through windows is not enough
  • 12.48: Lux of light
  • 15.25: Whether to use a wakeup lamp or not
  • 16.26: Why incandescent red light bulbs are good for your home
  • 17.06: The effect on your hormones from the pulsing of light
  • 18.03: What kind of light you should have in your home
  • 21.01: Is sunscreen actually bad for you?
  • 22.04: Why sun exposure to the skin is so important
  • 28.00: How to navigate light when you are also living a normal light
  • 30.01: Why you should get blue blocking glasses and what to look for
  • 34.04: Fitbit and its effect on your sleep
  • 34.35: The oura ring
  • 37.35: Striking a balance with doing the “right” healthy chose and being social
  • 39.04: Blublox
  • 42.09: Collaboration with the Australian national football team

 

Links to people mentioned:

https://jackkruse.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-dr-jason-fung-43939957/?originalSubdomain=ca

 

Links to selected resources:

Light and Health Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/135133877132861/about/

https://www.facebook.com/BLUblox/

https://www.instagram.com/blubloxofficial/

https://www.re-timer.com/

https://ouraring.com/

 

Final recommendations from Andy:

  • 1. Get outside and watch the sunrise every morning
  • 2. Invest in a good quality blue blocking glasses that block up to 550 nanometers
  • 3. Eat a good quality seasonal diet

 

Links to Andy:

#7: Michael Auchenberg & Johannes Hoseth – 3 simple tricks on how to break habits which are backed by science

Michael Auchenberg is a health entrepreneur and Human Physiologist and Johannes Hoseth is a Design Psychologist. Michael co-founded Tiba which helps people break habits and Johannes works with the behavioral design in Tiba to help individuals break habits. They share very concrete and easy implementable techniques on how to break and build habits.  

 

Shownotes:

  • 1.40: Why habits are important  
  • 3.30: What habits consist of
  • 6.00: How to work with habits
  • 6.48: Simple way to break a habit or craving
  • 7.35: Easy trick to eat less
  • 9.00: The importance to stop and notice feelings when habits occur
  • 10.54: The Marshmallow experiment
  • 11.03: Is willpower a limited resource or not
  • 14.30: One way to build habits
  • 15:00: Building one or many habits at the same time
  • 17.15: How long does it take to build a habit
  • 19.00: Implementation strategies for habits
  • 21.38: The power of reminders and ques for habits
  • 23.00: Trick to watch less Television
  • 27.10: The story behind Tiba. and how it works
  • 32.00: How you can get involved in a habit study with Tiba.
  • 34.05: Earlier study results from Tiba.

 

Links to selected resources:

 

Final recommendations from Michael og Johannes:

  • Be curiously aware, take time to notice and experiment

 

Links to Michael and Johannes:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauchenberg/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanneshoseth/

http://tibalife.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Tibalife/

info@tibalife.com

#6: Martine Kveim – Great Lessons You Can Learn From Positive Psychology

Martine an entrepreneur, kitesurfer and expert on positive psychology. She has co-founded Young Happy Minds which teaches kids about positive psychology and now also expanded with courses to adults. She shares techniques from positive psychology to live a more happy life and perform at your best.  

Shownotes:

  • 1.35: How Martine got started with positive psychology.  
  • 2.30: Martines journey for meaning through kitesurfing, meditation to positive psychology.
  • 4.35: What positive psychology is.
  • 6.40: The PERMA model.
  • 09.48: Why you should start a gratitude journal.
  • 14.20: Working with positive psychology and prisoners.
  • 15.16: How our brains are hardwired for the negative.
  • 18.08: Why exercise might be better than antidepressant
  • 21.00: How random acts of kindness can make you happier.
  • 23.12: What Young Happy Minds is.
  • 28.16: What happiness does to your performance and why you should give your doctor a lollipop.
  • 32.19: Martines routines.

 

Links to people mentioned:

Tal Ben Shahar: http://www.talbenshahar.com/

Dr. Martin Seligman: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/faculty-profile/profile-dr-martin-seligman

Shawn Achor: http://www.shawnachor.com/

Alexander Aventh: https://growthisland.io/2-alexander-avanth-how-to-use-technology-in-a-mindful-manner-that-improves-your-life/

 

Links to selected resources:

 

Final recommendations from Martine:

  • Write down 3 things you are grateful for each day or 3 days a week.

 

Links to Martine:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martine-kveim-8a902226/

https://www.younghappypros.com/

http://www.younghappyminds.com/

#5: Martin Kremmer – How to use biohacking to avoid jetlag and burnout

Martin Kremmer is a biohacker and founder of Biohacker Center Denmark. He works as a Digital Architect at EY Global where he travels 100+ days a year and has found a way to do so without getting jet lag. He shares his story of being close to burnout and how biohacking has gotten him back on a healthy track again. How he uses biohacking to stay at the top of his game and how he mitigate a gene mutation that he and 25% of the world has. Read More

#3: Daniel Espeland – Why you should start eating mushrooms today

Daniel Espeland is a biohacker and mushroom expert. He is a food entrepreneur and now works on food innovation with www.frokost.dk which supplies several millions meals a year to companies in Denmark and Holland. Daniel shares his vast knowledge about mushrooms in this episode and ends up sharing his top biohacking routines. Read More

#2: Alexander Avanth – How to use technology in a mindful manner that improves your life

Alexander Avanth is a former monk, experienced meditation teacher, has done a Tedx talk with the title Navigating digital mindfulness and today helps companies and individuals in the role he defines as Spiritual Technologist.

It is a very honest talk where Alexander shares his experience about life not always being Instagram perfect but actually difficult and having anger. He shares how he uses meditation to deal with challenges and negative emotions.

He shares some of his routines and practices for living a mindful life

He also touch on how to use technology in a mindful manner that improves your life

I hope you get as much out of the interview as I did. I have definitely reflected on several of his point and already downloaded one of the apps he mention.

You can find links in the show notes to the different tools that Alexander reference throughout the podcast. So lets jump into the conversation.

Show notes:

  • Why Alexander is being called a spiritual technologist. 2:25
  • How Alexanders Thai heritage among other things brought him to become a Buddhist monk. 4:30
  • How to get accepted to study as a monk. 6:58
  • How some monks use technology. 13:25
  • What Alexanders Tedx was about. 14:56
  • How Alexander uses social media. 16:34
  • Calling people instead of texting. 18:40
  • Tracking phone use to stay mindful of how the phone is used. 19:00
  • Tracking your time spend on a computer. 19:46
  • Setting a timer to stay focused and be productive. 20:23
  • The app Alexander use for motivation. 22:02
  • Setting intentions for the day in turbulent times. 24.20
  • A routine for journaling and what to write down. 25:23
  • Finding out what makes you happy. 26:30
  • How Alexander got started with meditation and how it helped him through depression. 33:20
  • Why you should meet your anger and then let it go. 37:45
  • How Alexander currently meditate and why you should not start with that practice when being new to meditation. 40:43
  • Figure out your reason for meditating. 45:16
  • A powerful way to meditate with a partner. 47:30

 

Links to selected resources:

Alexanders Tedx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBjtgGqNcLg

https://inthemoment.io/

https://www.rescuetime.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motivate-daily-motivation/id1068278823?mt=8

https://drjoedispenza.com/collections/books/products/breaking-the-habit-of-being-yourself-paperback-book

https://www.headspace.com/

https://www.calm.com/

https://insighttimer.com/

 

Links to people mentioned:

 

One ending tip from Alexander:

  • Pursue the mission of becoming the best version of yourself
    • You can start by sitting down and thinking about a time when you were the best version of yourself. Then reflect on what the circumstances where at that point.
    • If you cannot come up with a time you were the best version of yourself. Then it is an opportunity to explore and take risks to test out what it takes to be the best version of yourself.
    • If you right now in time is the best version of yourself then congratulations my friend. That joyful situation means you have a responsibility to yourself and society to nurture this state so you can continue to stay in this wonderful situation and contribute to others. The best time to fix your roof is when it is not raining.

 

Links to Alexander:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/avanth/

https://www.instagram.com/avanthgarde

https://www.avanth.io/