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Podcast Share: Huberman Lab

by Dr. Amber Hincks LAc

Podcast Share: Huberman Lab, Amber Hincks Acupuncture in Beaverton, ORI first heard about the Huberman Lab from my partner, Allen.  He had previously been listening to a doctor who claims vegetables are toxic, so I don’t always take his recommendations.  However, I was intrigued by some of the research he was citing and Andrew Huberman, PhD has some solid credentials as a Stanford-tenured neuroscientist.  

The podcast covers a range of health topics including fitness routines, nutrition for mental health, caffeine science and uses (everything you want to know about cannabis and alcohol too), and how to improve happiness.  It is all research-based and features conversations with experts.  I’ve learned some fun facts, like if you are in ketosis (keto diet), your blood alcohol level may be 5 times higher after having a drink than someone who is not in ketosis (rodent study).  And mice who are on the keto diet almost never get pregnant, unlike the mice who are eating all the things.  The keto diet mimics a fasting state, which can be helpful for many health conditions, but most likely not for fertility! I like listening to this stuff while I work out because it is motivating.  Almost always there is a reminder that there are no quick fixes in health, and staying active and mentally resilient are the true longevity all-stars.  I know that some of you enjoy the science of health too, so I hope you can check it out and find some inspiration.

Maybe there will be an acupuncture episode in the future?!