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Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations that will make you THINK every Monday.

 

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May 27, 2019

On May 14th, 2019, close to two million people on the ketogenic diet found themselves without a support system, no new meal recipes to add to their week, and really...no home.

Banting 7-Day Meal Plans, a popular Facebook low-carb group with over 1.6 million members, was banned by the platform without warning.

Many were...


May 20, 2019

Even as the fear of fat declines within the public eye, you've still probably experienced disbelief & bewilderment from co-workers, friends, or family when talking about your ketogenic lifestyle. Imagine being a high-fat, low-carbohydrate proponent as an esteemed scientist nearly two decades ago.

With more than 750...


May 13, 2019

How do you know if you’re following the ketogenic diet or intermittent fasting properly?

You might feel the subjective benefits of ketosis, but quantitatively measuring ketone levels is always the most accurate (via breath, blood, or urine). Blood testing has been the standard for academic literature.

However,...


May 7, 2019

Before an important talk or a podcast, Dr. Rhonda Patrick drinks exogenous ketone esters. Why?

With Dr. Patrick describing the benefit as feeling "less anxious and more in the present", there's something worth unpacking here.

Can ketones help with anxiety? What's the state of current research & potential mechanisms of...


May 6, 2019

Fat is fuel. It’s a common saying within the keto community. Let’s focus on this in regards to the brain.

Fat cannot directly be used by the brain, but the ketones that become converted from a fat source can. If a brain can no longer effectively use glucose, which is an observation of many neurodegenerative...