Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience

"Intelligence is as fixed as a person's height." Right? But guess what - you're part of the species that invented platform shoes, stilts, elevators, helium balloons and rocket ships. Smart Drug Smarts is for people interested in maximizing their brains -- both in health and utility -- using the latest findings in neuroscience. Join Jesse Lawler as he chats with neuroscientists, biochemists, futurists, and multi-domain researchers into cognitive enhancement. Sleep, optimal nutrition, supplements and nootropics, cognitive enhancement, Artificial Intelligence, ketogenic diets, psychedelics, and tDCS are all on the table. Smart Drug Smarts doesn’t advocate any particular approach -- we’re here to provide an accurate-as-possible body of knowledge in a field where the options available are growing daily.

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    When Fish Oil Goes Bad…


    There's long been a misconception that you can "fish oil" a bad diet away. Not only is that idea wrong -- according to Chris Kresser, it can lead to dangerous and unanticipated oxidative stress.

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    33m
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    Alcohol Use and Abuse


    Social lubricant. Addictive evil. Between these extremes there’s a sea of alcohol.

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    Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness


    Jesse talks to the authors of the new book "Stealing Fire" about the widespread use of altered states (achieved through many different means) to achieve heightened performance.

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    58m
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    Human vs. Animal Brains


    What makes human brains special? How do animal brains compare to our own?

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    43m
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    The Ōura Ring


    The Oura ring has moved from a Kickstarter concept to a major tool for sleep and recovery research.

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    29m
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    The Future of Personalized Medicine


    Our complex biology requires complex, personalized medicine.

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    47m
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    Marijuana and the Aging Brain


    Marijuana isn't the first thing you think of to fight off aging. But studies hint that low-dose cannabinoids might be just the thing to protect against brain inflammation.

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    GABA: the Forgotten Neurotransmitter?


    GABA is crucial for stability in the brain. Supplementing with passion flower is one of the best methods of promoting GABA.

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    35m
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    Omega-6 Fatty Acids with Dr. Chris Masterjohn


    Omega-6 fatty acids are both essential and misunderstood -- occasionally even demonized as a too-prevalent part of the Standard American Diet. Dr. Chris Masterjohn explains the role they fill in the human diet, and against-the-grain advice on how to acquire them with a minimum of fuss.

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    40m
    last month

    Much Ado About Kratom


    What's all the fuss about this Southeast Asian plant that is both a stimulant and an opioid?

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    36m
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