Join Jason and Dr. Diana Driscoll as they discuss invisible illnesses caused by poor vagus nerve function, including the underlying POTS epidemic. Dr. Driscoll’s own underdog story is one of hardship, tenacity and healing in the face of what many doctors considered a dead end.
When is the last time you chose to watch TV sitting on the ground, or crawl around your living room with your pet or child? Did you know that these small movements can help set you up for improved physical performance and health? If those suggestions sound stressful or daunting, listen to what Seth Budai has to say about finding freedom in movement.
Listen as Nick Lambe and Jason discuss how sleep affects every aspect of your health, including your heart rate variability. They will also go over the sleep stages and some simple hacks to optimize your nightly rest.
Dr. Hart has spent a lifetime in Performance from national champion in freestyle wrestling and representing Canada Internationally to becoming an Oncologic Surgeon. Following General Surgical Residency and fellowship training in Hepatic Transplantation and Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgical Oncology he was recruited to St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto to develop and build this specialized surgical program. Within nine years the service was awarded the HPB “Centre of Excellence” by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) having become the third busiest program in the province with the lowest Operative Morbidity and Mortality rates, all as a single surgeon.
Reduce pain better than opioids and heal injuries faster naturally. Dr. Amy Baxter shares her cutting edge research in the field of vibration and temperature therapy that you can do at home. Listen in here!
Holiday weight gain prevention and stress busting using Heart Rate Variability (HRV)!
In this episode, Alessandro Ferretti joins us to discuss a ketogenic diet (lifestyle), what a “healthy” keto diet looks like, chronobiology of eating windows, the top three reasons a keto diet fails, and much more in this rich episode. We also get caught up on Alessandro’s latest research and get advice on how to have long-term success with a ketogenic lifestyle.
Dr. Gharbo has been using HRV for many years to successfully help people recover from addiction and improve autonomic nervous system health and strength. In this episode, he shares some of his unique experience in the field using HRV.
Video Interview on HVMN: Heart Rate Variability fundamentals and using HRV to optimize both health and performance. Tap here to watch on YouTube.
Ever wonder what metrics correlate with world championship performance? Don Moxley, sport scientist at The Ohio State University, shares details about the exact tests he uses that have contributed to national titles and gold medals with his athletes.
After many years of study, the health impact of coffee remains mixed. But heart rate variability (HRV) may have a relationship with long-term coffee consumption. A new study of over 15,000 subjects looked at the relationship between coffee consumption and HRV readings.
Excerpt from Andrew Kemp’s article: “… little research has been done which looks at how the vagus nerve affects body and mind together. That’s why I teamed up with colleagues to question whether previously reported relationships between vagal function and cognitive performance could be explained through a single physiological pathway.”
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What is Coefficient of Variation (CV)? How is CV connected to the HRV score and ln(rMSSD)? What are “good” and “bad” CV trends? How do I use it to interpret and tailor training?
Check out this blog post by guest writer, Andrew Flatt, to answer these questions and more.
Is it possible to have a nutrition plan that is customized *exactly* for your own individual needs?
Best selling author and former research biochemist Robb Wolf joins us to talk about the failings of one-size-fits-all diets, the neuroregulation of appetite, and much more.
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Dan Quintana is a Research Fellow at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney in 2013. His research focuses on the role of heart rate variability, the autonomic nervous system and hormones on mental health. In this episode, we’re going to pick Dan’s brain on the relationship between mental and physical health, autonomic dysregulation, how HRV reflects mental health condition, antidepressants and other interventions.
Overfat & Underfat: New Terms & Definitions Long Overdue with Dr. Phil Maffetone & Professor Paul Laursen
First coverage with Dr. Phil Maffetone and Professor Paul Laursen on their newly published and controversial scientific paper titled: “Overfat and Underfat: New Terms and Definitions Long Overdue.” We discuss the pandemic of people who are “overfat” — defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health and how this classification differs from “overweight”. If we’re to truly address the problem, we need to start using the right terminology and not hiding behind propriety (in certain situations). Doctors, researchers and individuals all need to arm themselves to take control of what some are now calling the “world health crisis”.
Jonathan Moore, a qualified Chiropractor from Sydney Australia, joins us to delve deeper into the brain and the neurological system. He explains how stress causes real, physical change within the brain and affects neuroplastic adaptation, and how these physical changes actually affect our tolerance of future stress, as well as affect our energy levels, our ability to perform critical thinking, motivation, the immune system, and more.
In this episode, guest Dr. Marco Altini joins us to share some of the nitty gritty of how Data Science plays a role in Heart Rate Variability analysis and other types of quantifiable research and self experimentation. We discuss data confidence, coefficient of variation, cross-sectional data vs. longitudinal HRV data, absolute vs. relative HRV, why to focus on RMSSD Time-Domain HRV over Frequency-Domain or Non-Linear, HRV during pregnancy, and much more.
In this episode, Alessandro Ferretti joins us to discuss blood glucose, ketones, ketogenic diets, and of course how it all relates to health, performance and Heart Rate Variability. We also cover some useful topics such as how to use HRV for food sensitivity testing, how to establish a personal glucose baseline and when best to measure blood glucose, and ideal ketone thresholds for exercise and training.