After almost a half a year of being cooped up and inhaling news of the coronavirus, the killing of George Floyd by police and the subsequent anger, stress and uncertainty all over the world, Cal got an opportunity to get healthy in an unexpected way. The founders of Madefor reached out to him with a 10-month challenge to improve all aspects of his health and it all starts with… drinking more water. After only a couple of days, Cal felt so much better he was hooked. Blake Mycoskie, the founder of Tom Shoes, Pat Dossett, a Navy Seal, and Dr. Andrew Huberman, a neuroscientist at Stanford, explain what Madefor can do for you.
Celebrate small victories. Your thoughts are a choice. Move towards fear. Lean into your negative experiences. No matter what the question is, action is the answer. Meditate. Breathe deeply. These are well-known concepts and mantras that many people have assimilated, through experience or through training. But what is the scientific explanation for why all these practices and beliefs work so well? What is happening on the level of the brain? On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, recognized neuroscientist Andrew Huberman details the science behind successful strategies for life change. This episode is brought to you by: WHOOP: For 15% off your order, go to https://www.whoop.com and use discount code HT at checkout. Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory NETGEAR: Learn more about Orbi WiFi 6 at netgear.com/bestwifi Ultimately our thoughts are a choice [1:13] The brain creates an abstract representation of everything that’s out there in the world [4:52] There two pieces of your brain that are outside of your skull and spinal cord [7:23] Viewing screens after 11 PM suppresses dopamine and punishes the brain [9:25] Action in pursuit of a goal stimulates neural rewards [11:36] Dopamine reward cycles can provide you with endless energy [14:21] The reasons why it’s so important to celebrate small victories [16:25] How to unlearn negative experiences [21:10] Using lateralized eye movements while recounting negative experiences helps [25:01] Forward movement is absolutely the remedy for trauma and fear [28:03] Stress and agitation are meant to be triggers for action, not forms of suffering [31:31] It’s not easy to suppress negative thoughts, but you can replace negative thoughts [34:21] Always reward incremental steps that are about forward action [37:37] Andrew explains hypnosis and why it works [40:08] Andrew explains why slow, diaphragmatic breathing works so well [43:48] Andrew shares the one thing he would have most people change in their lives [51:16] FOLLOW ANDREW: WEBSITE: hubermanlab.com INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2AEiQZr TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2yg1NMy
Part of enjoying life is taking care of your brain. We're all starting to realize life is short. That's a side effect of this virus. So I wanted to invite Dr. Andrew Huberman (one of the world's leading neuroscientists) back on to tell us how to create happy chemicals in our brains (naturally) and feel good more often.
Here's a list of what we talk about:
how to optimize your brain to be as happy as possible, as energetic as possible and as smart as possible
how to create more happy chemicals
human evolution and why our brain functions the way it does
the purpose of serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and how to create each of these daily
why gratitude helps us slow down and connect
different mental health drugs and supplements
the power of sunlight
how to train your brain to focus
what causes good sleep
books we recommend
How to shake off the residue of the day
And if you want to learn more from Dr. Andrew Huberman, check out his Instagram account, @hubermanlab, which brings you new information directly from Stanford Medical School's Huberman Lab.
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