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Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Jason McKeown, CEO of Modius, joins us this week to discuss an interesting area of neurology: How the hypothalamus influences metabolism. He believes that the hypothalamus plays a crucial role in how lean you are, your ability to train harder, your hunger levels, and, ultimately, weight loss.

This is why he created the Modius, a headset that sends a low-level electrical pulse to the vestibular nerve, tricking your brain into believing your body is moving. He lost 19 pounds and gained 5 pounds of muscle utilizing the device. Dr. McKeown provides a transparent view of how the cutting-edge technology works within the brain and body, citing specific studies and trials (with NASA-associated data that goes back 50 years), making for an engaging and thoughtful conversation.

Here are three discussion points from the conversation:

  • How the vestibular nerve connects with the brain, what it controls, and the methods of stimulating it.
  • How does mimicking movement and tricking the brain result in genuine weight loss?
  • The human studies that have been and is being done on the technology


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