EP 19: “Transcranial Brain Stimulation for Athletic Performance” feat. Dr. Brett Wingeier

In this Episode I interview Dr. Brett Wingeier, CTO and Co-Founder of Halo Neuroscience. Dr. Wingeier is a Neuroscientist and has his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He developed the world’s first implantable brain stimulation device for epilepsy, and since then has created Halo Sport, a neurostimulator for athletic performance (which I will be reviewing in an upcoming EliteFTS article). … More EP 19: “Transcranial Brain Stimulation for Athletic Performance” feat. Dr. Brett Wingeier

EP 18: “The Science of Kratom: Benefits, Risks, and New Research” feat. Dr. Chris McCurdy

n this Episode I interview Dr. Christopher McCurdy; a broadly trained medicinal chemist and pharmacologist who’s research focuses on the development of drugs to treat pain and drug abuse. Dr. McCurdy is also the Director of the University of Florida Translational Drug Development Core, and is internationally recognized as the expert when it comes to Kratom. He has done groundbreaking research on the plant, as well as studied the products sold from different suppliers to evaluate spiked alkaloid content.

Because of my interest in Kratom and the articles I’ve written in the past, I was really looking forward to this conversation. Dr. McCurdy is also featured in an upcoming Netflix Documentary on Kratom that will be coming out next year. If you want to know the current science behind Kratom without the media fluff or unsubstantiated claims (positive or negative), this is the Podcast Episode for you. … More EP 18: “The Science of Kratom: Benefits, Risks, and New Research” feat. Dr. Chris McCurdy

EP 17: “Improving Athlete Stress Response & Using HRV for Better Performance” feat. Joel Jamieson

In this Episode, Joel and I discuss the impact of stress on the athlete, ways to monitor stress response using Heart Rate Variability (HRV), as well as practical interventions for improving stress response in athletes to improve performance. It’s a great discussion and we got into a lot of real-world ways to help athletes maximize their recovery and ability to handle the stress being placed on them in training and in life. Check it out! … More EP 17: “Improving Athlete Stress Response & Using HRV for Better Performance” feat. Joel Jamieson

EP 16: “Neurological Effects of the Ketogenic Diet & Performance” feat. Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

In this Episode I interview Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, one of the THE top researchers on the Ketogenic Diet, Exogenous Ketones, and use of Ketosis for various Neurological conditions and performance outcomes for special populations (i.e. military divers using re-breathers to sneak up on the enemy).

Dr. D’Agostino has done some very good podcast interviews where he dives into the basics of the Ketogenic Diet (his interviews with Tim Ferris & Joe Rogan were both excellent), so rather than go into the basics of what a Ketogenic Diet is again, I decided to dive right into the science of the neurological aspects of Ketosis, and then discuss Exogenous Ketones and performance considerations for athletes. If you aren’t familiar at all with what a Ketogenic Diet is, you can see a definition and comparison between types of Ketogenic diets here. This was a great conversation, and Dom and I may do another Episode in the future, so if you have any additional questions for Dom in the future go ahead and leave them in the comments or at PeakMentalPerformance.Org! … More EP 16: “Neurological Effects of the Ketogenic Diet & Performance” feat. Dr. Dominic D’Agostino