• Mollee

On Nostalgia...

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

When the "typical" (if there is such a thing) human gets nostalgic, they head down memory lane, dive into an old shoebox full of photos or scroll through the past 5 years of images on their phone. This inevitably leads to texts, emails and phone calls to friends and loved ones.

If there's a gene for that breed of nostalgia, I'm straight up missing it. I've done what I've done & I've been where I've been and I believe that I am who I am because of who and how I have been up until this moment in time. The past has been processed and integrated. There's nothing to be nostalgic about because I AM all of the places I've been, the experiences I've had and the people I've known.

I do, though, have my own odd brand of nostalgia and it involves revisiting podcasts that have opened my mind to new thoughts and life trajectories. I'm in one of those modes of nostalgia right now and loving it. These life changing podcasts are just too good for me to keep to myself.

SO! I'm sharing with you the autodidactic geek equivalent of an OG mixed tape. If you're not a genX-er or an "elder millennial," well, just google it ;)

With much love, I present to you our Keto Brainz mixed tape from 2020. Have fun!

1. Joe Rogan Experience #994 - Dom D'Agostino Dom D'Agostino, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). He’s freaking brilliant and basically THE reason Keto has become mainstream.

2. Lex Fridman episode #133 with Manolis Kellis. Manolis Kellis is a professor of Computer Science at MIT in the area of Computational Biology and a member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. In this episode they dive into epigenetics and the biology of disease. It’s a brilliant listen if you’re at all interested in epigenetics and the possibility of leveraging your genes towards better health outcomes.

3. STEM-talk EPISODE 63: Dr. Keith Baar talks about collagen, collagen synthesis, the ketogenic diet, MTORC1 signaling, autophagy, post strength training nutrition, and more. Keith is a renowned scientist in the emerging field of molecular exercise physiology who has made fundamental discoveries on how muscles grow bigger, stronger, and more fatigue resistant.

4. Peter Attia The Drive #70: David Sinclair, Ph.D covers how cellular reprogramming could slow our aging clock in addition to the latest research on NAD. This conversation focuses on the biological mechanisms involved in what David terms the Information Theory of Aging which provides insights into the “clock” that determines our aging and to what degree it can be manipulated.

5.Lex Fridman Podcast #101: “Joscha Bach: Artificial Consciousness and the Nature of Reality.” Joscha Bach is the VP of Research at the AI Foundation, previously doing research at MIT and Harvard. Joscha's work explores the workings of the human mind, intelligence, consciousness, life on Earth, and the possibly-simulated fabric of our universe.

6. HVMN Podcast #129 Zach Bitter: Zach Bitter is an Ketogenic Ultra Runner who recently crushed the 100 Mile World Record. Zach is notable for his low-carb, high-fat, animal-based lifestyle as a professional endurance athlete. He first transitioned to the ketogenic diet during an off-season, and immediately felt his sleep, energy, and recovery improve. By developing a flexible, fat-adapted metabolism, he's able to tactically use carbs to maximize racing performance.

7.Human Optimization Hour with Kyle Kingsbury #85 Dr. Andrew Huberman: Andrew D. Huberman is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair. We are BIG Andrew Huberman fans!

9.Joe Rogan Experience #1470 - Elon Musk Elon Musk is, well need we say anything? He’s Elon Musk! LOVE this episode! Yes. This is the episode where Elon smoked a joint with Joe. So good!

10.Joe Rogan Experience #1080 - David Goggins David Goggins is THE GOAT when it comes to self mastery. He’s a retired Navy SEAL and former USAF Tactical Air Control Party member who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He‘s an ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete and world record holder for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours.

Yep. This is MANY hours of listening. But I love learning via this format when commuting, walking, hiking, doing yard work...hopefully you find some time to enjoy this “mixed tape!”

If you need some extra brain power for all the learnings be sure to mix up a tasty cup of Keto Brainz before you dive in! And use code GTFO2020 to save $5 on your next purchase.

Stay well friends!

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