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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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Jun 17, 2019

Feeling stressed out? Your metabolism may be sharing the burden.

This episode, featuring returning favorite Dr. Molly Maloof, revolves around stress.

An essential facet of human function, how we perceive and respond to the stressors in our lives is key for our well-being. It’s not all simply in your mind, and even if the source of a stress IS mental, there can be physical and metabolic downstream effects.

Intermittent fasting is an example of direct physical and metabolic stress. Yes, while we are huge advocates of fasting & its many benefits, it is important to understand this nuance.

That teases out a question...should you still fast if you’re under heavy stress?

Speaking from personal experience, Dr. Maloof provides interesting insight into when it may be time to take a stress break from fasting. In addition, Geoff & Dr. Maloof chat about nutritional periodization to train your metabolism, continuous glucose monitoring and how to interpret different glucose spikes, and the importance of mitochondrial function.

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