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Kayla Osterhoff

Welcome to the Biocurious podcast where you are encouraged to be curious about your biology! Hosted by health scientist and seasoned biohacker, Kayla Osterhoff. Each week Kayla and guest experts will take you on a journey to explore your human potential. Discover secrets of your biology, explore evidence-based biohacks, and learn tangible holistic health practices that will elevate and optimize your life!

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    91. Biohacking Beauty with Gregory Landsman


    In this episode, you will learn about beauty, why looking good and feeling good cannot be separated, and how to best support your skin to look and feel your best. Gregory Landsman is a renowned beauty and wellness expert, tv host, and best-selling author. This episode is packed full of information on beauty tips and tricks, including small changes you can make to your diet to best support your skin and health. Gregory and Kayla dive deep into what beauty is, and what it looks like in the world around us. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with helpful answers on how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, the benefits of bone broth, and scar management and prevention. After listening to this episode, you’ll be inspired to change up your skincare routine and learn more about Gregory’s methods! ABOUT GREGORY: Often referred to as ‘The Beauty Advisor’, Gregory’s books and global TV program Face Lifting Food show viewers how to create quick skin-boosting meals and powerful skin treatments using everyday foods to achieve younger, healthier-looking skin at any age. Having worked in the beauty industry for 30+ years Gregory believes that looking youthful goes well beyond waging war on wrinkles and that how we age is 100% controllable. His natural methods are used globally by models, shown in universities, and recommended by doctors. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 12:49 — What is Beauty Balance, Enthusiasm, Acceptance, Understanding, Trust, You Can’t change the world’s concept of beauty, can change our own The world needs more super role models 17:39 — Correlation Between Inner and Outer Beauty There’s so much beauty in the world Looking at people through your own judgments We can only give someone what we have What makes us truly magnificent? Looking and feeling good cannot be separated 22:57 — Superfoods for Beauty Can’t remove all fats from your diet Omega 3 fatty acids Avoiding crash diets Include skin-renewing foods: vitamin C Always pour olive oil over your greens Vitamine e (powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory) Glutathione (the mother of all antioxidants) These foods reduce stress Support the skin to stay stronger & it’ll last longer 31:19 — Facial exercises Prevention is better than cure Forgetting to exercise the face Face muscles attached directly to the skin Destress and age less Incorporating a facial massage into your skincare routine Sleep is beneficial for collagen production Pumpkin seeds (tryptophan, omega 3 fatty acids) 52:19 — Q&A Dealing with dark circles under the eye Treating melasma (skin discoloration) Toning the neck Benefits of drinking bone broth Scar management and prevention Connect with Gregory: Website:  App: Face Lifting Food  Free e-book: The Skin Secret to Look Younger at any Age Free Treatment: Skin Hacks for Dry Hands (use code GL-HAND-TREATMENT) --- Send in a voice message:
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    90. The ENERGY Formula with Shawn Wells


    In this episode, you will learn all about Shawn Wells’s new book, The ENERGY Formula. The ENERGY Formula is a guide meant to bring you towards a more passionate, energized, and vibrant life with author Shawn Wells, a biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist. Shawn and Kayla go over the 6 pillars of this formula and the ways in which Shawn has been applying them in his life. This is just a glimpse into all the book has to offer, but it’s a good place to become inspired to live a more vibrant life. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A filmed on the clubhouse app with questions you never knew you had! If you’re looking for trustworthy information and a place to start on your journey to living a more energized life, this episode and book are a great place to start! ABOUT THE GUEST: Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is a product formulator and expert in the fields of performance nutrition, longevity, fitness, and supplementation. He earned his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied nutritional biochemistry with a minor in exercise science. Shawn is a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked with celebrity clients and professional athletes. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:53 — Behind the Book Inspiration for writing it Making information digestible What is ‘the energy formula’ Living a more energized life “The biohackers textbook” 14:56 — Experiment Establishing bio-individuality Realizing the flaws in studies All data is directional Assessing the efficacy of something Not every biohack will work for you 21:42 — Nutrition Whole food is the foundation Flexibility Enjoying the foods you eat Metabolic flexibility Exploring things with sovereignty 28:45 — Exercise Working out with purpose High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Supersets & drop sets Occlusion training Intraset stretching L-Baiba (mitoburn) 36:03 — Routine Superchiasmic Nucleus (SCN) How much we are controlled by light Stress levels in the morning Starting the day out slow Practicing gratuity and affirmations 44:03 — Growth Stoicism Lessons in everything Growth mindset 46:41 — Your Tribe Why it’s important to have a tribe Community, connection, and purpose longevity and quality of relationships 52:49 — Q&A How to give yourself grace Getting lost in the biohacking world Becoming attuned to energy Is there such a thing as overdoing it? Connect with Shawn: Where to find The ENERGY Formula: Website: Instagram: @shawnwells Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:
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    89. The Power of Peptides with Dr. Neil Paulvin


    In this episode, you will learn all about peptides and how you can use them to improve your health and sleep, and where to start in terms of the different lifestyles, therapies, and supplements that exist. Dr. Neil Paulvin is an innovative physician in the study of Functional Medicine, Integrative Sports Medicine, Regenerative medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation, and Craniosacral Therapy. This episode explores several of the best peptides out there and why you should consider incorporating them into your lifestyle. Kayla and Neil talk about brain and mitochondrial health and explore the science behind telomeres and NAD therapy. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with useful peptide suggestions and treatments for chronic COVID patients and those suffering from autoimmune disorders. If you’re looking to learn about the power of peptides, this episode is a great place to start! ABOUT THE GUEST: Dr. Paulvin works with patients to not only treat but find the root cause of autoimmune issues, thyroid and hormone imbalances, digestive and gut disorders and a number of inflammatory-based conditions. Uniquely combining Osteopathic Manipulation and Functional Medicine to fast track healing, recovery and biomechanics to progress athleticism. Synergistically utilizing eastern and western medicine, lab testing and reviews, lifestyle wellness, and manual therapy to treat injuries, inflammation patients and optimizers are set on their path quicker. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 04:38 — Peptides: The Basics What are peptides & how they work Regulation of peptide therapies Starting off: BPC-157 The Wolverine stack & GHK-Cu Side effects of taking too many peptides 13:39— Peptides for Anti-Aging & Sleep For skin: leuphasyl, argireline, Thymosin Alpha-1 Inflammation: BPC-157, red light therapy Hair: GHK-Cu Changing lifestyle before adding peptides Very individualistic Epitalon, CJC What to consider before starting GSIP 24:46 — Peptides for Brain & Mitochondrial Health Reversing & avoiding neurodegeneration Cerebrolysin: traumatic brain issues Dihexa: brain inflammation & fog Microglial cells Mitochondria function: MOTS-C, SS-31, Humanin 30:43 —  Telomeres What are telomeres Length of telomeres associated with longevity Epitalon Do research before starting therapies 34:21 —  NAD therapy Benefits of NAD therapy Brain health, anti-inflammatory in disc/ joint issues IV therapy NMN vs NR 38:36 —  Where to Start: Lifestyle, Therapies, & Supplements Lifestyle: fasting, getting enough sleep Therapy: red light therapy Supplement: spermidine, vitamin D 45:43 — Q&A Useful peptides and treatments for… Chronic COVID patients Autoimmune diseases & Hashimotos Connect with Dr. Paulvin: Website: Insta: @drpaulvin Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:
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    88. Posture Perfection with Annette Verpillot


    In this episode, you will learn about the science behind posture, how you can fix your posture, the importance of practicing eye exercises, and what movement looks like in early childhood. Annette Verpillot is the founder of Posturepro, a health company specialized in restoring the brain-body connection through some of the world’s most advanced rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques. This episode is packed full of information about posture and the brain chemistry and movement patterns behind it. Annette and Kayla talk about the importance of correcting your posture and simple practices you can incorporate into your daily lives. Since this was recorded live on Clubhouse, there is a live Q&A at the end of the episode! If you’ve been wanting to fix your posture, this is the episode to listen to! ABOUT THE GUEST: Anette created the Posturepro Method which has gained global recognition for eliminating chronic pain, increasing strength, and improving sports proficiency. Additionally, Annette actively works with clients, professional athletes, trainers, practitioners, and researchers to develop solutions to tackle global health issues. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 06:27 — How Posture’s Affected by Brain Development Multifactorial problems, not localized Looking at the body holistically Sensory organ’s affect on our lives 12:38 —  Fixing Your Posture Activating the connections from muscles to brain Primitive movement patterns Conscious mind affecting our body When movements aren’t properly integrated Look at sensory receptors that are not functioning properly Changing how the brain processes sensory information 21:25 — The Problem with our Rehab System Start to build hours to build process Difficulty in correcting movements Using constant stimulation to reinforce a new neural pathway 25:39 — Movement in Infancy and Childhood Brainstem: generating new movement patterns Motor & sensory cortex aren’t fully formed yet Most development in first year of life Formation of our vagal system 30:24 — Simple Posture Fixes Identifying the area of the problem Importance of doing eye exercises Feeling other symptoms because of eye problems Examples: Instagram & Ted Talk (10 mins) 38:54 — Q&A Can scoliosis be cured Fixing a slanted posture Where to find eye resources Brain health and recovery Connect with Annette: Listen to Annette's Ted Talk: Posture: the Key to Good Health Twitter: @posture_pro Instagram: @posturepro Website: Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:
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    87. Women's Biohacking with The Warrior Woman Kristin Weitzel


    In this episode, you will learn about why women’s biohacking is different, the female hormone cycle, how you might be working against yourself, dealing with stress, & how your diet is affecting you. Kristin is the host of the Wellpower Podcast and founder of Warrior Woman Mode where she offers coaching for women in fitness, nutrition, and biohacking. This episode is packed full of information & resources to help you optimize your health. They go over how women are underrepresented in research and offer advice on how to take control of your health and know your body better. After listening to this episode, you’ll be inspired to make changes to your lifestyle to better manage your hormones, diet, & exercise habits! ABOUT KRISTIN: Kristin is a health & high-performance maven, certified fitness instructor, primal and performance nutritionist with a focus on coaching women to optimal health. While Kristin built agility in global marketing and brand management, she has found her greatest fulfillment through coaching women into optimal wellness; through her business – Warrior Woman Mode. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 03:60 — Why Women’s Biohacking is Important Lack of research & representation for women Women’s unique biology & being left out of research Health recommendations are geared towards men Why women shouldn’t be expected to behave the same as men Designing a lifestyle towards your own needs Taking control & responsibility of your health 20:30 — The Female Hormone Cycle Understanding the 4 phases Estrogen & progesterone Hormones & brain chemistry Health optimization differs for each part of the cycle Apps to track your cycle: Clue, my.Flow 29:50 — How Women are Working Against Themselves & Stress You’re only as fit as what you can recover from There’s more to exercise than cardio Learning what works for them Incorporating breathwork Understanding the way stress affects you Increasing your stress threshold Read: The Breathing Cure 41:30—Diet & the Biohacking Industry Carbohydrate refeeding period Listening to your body Warrior Woman Nutrition Meal Plan Building metabolic flexibility Taking small steps in your diet changes 53:22 — Favorite Female Biohackers Dr. Molly Maloof  Dr. Nasha Wintours | Read: Metabolic Approach to Cancer Emily Fletcher | Read: Stress Less Accomplish More Stacy Sims Belisa Vranich | Read: Breathing for Warriors Connect with Kristin: Insta: @warriorwomanmode Website: Connect with Kayla: Insta: @biocurious_kayla --- Send in a voice message:
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    86. Inclusive Biohacking and the Transgender Perspective with Jaden Jaymes


    In this episode, you will learn about supporting your body through movement practice, movement and biohacks with transitioning, and why you should be more inclusive with your language. Jaden Jaymes is a self-made Health & Wellness Enthusiast and full-time Movement Coach. He is an NASM CPT (certified personal trainer) and MovNat® L1 CT (certified trainer). Jaden has 10+ years of experience studying, practicing, and implementing a variety of movement modalities and nutritional concepts. This episode dives deep into movement practice and the importance of supporting your body. Jaden and Kayla talk about why you should be curious and mindful to others. If you want to learn more about how you can be inclusive to others, this episode is worth the listen. ABOUT THE GUEST: Jaden specializes in training those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, specifically those who identify as transmasc*/non-binary but ultimately works with all types of identities, bodies and physical capabilities. He identifies as transmasculine-transgender human and uses he/him pronouns. Jaden offers individualized design coaching for his clients that support each client’s specific goals and desired outcomes. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:13 — Supporting Your Body Through Movement Practice Realizing how he felt about his body The medical and emotional connection The importance of moving your body Becoming more embodied with who you are Finding connections to the natural world 11:06 — Movement & Biohacks with Transitioning Storing stuck emotions Building confidence within the body you have Creating individualized programs for clients Keeping a gratitude journal Shifting your perspective & the ability to self-regulate Grounding into your center Learning from people on social media The intentional man project, mindful masculinity workbook Understanding what masculinity is 23:03 — Jaden’s Story & Life Practices Starting testosterone Going through puberty for the second time Physical, mental, emotional changes happening all at once Breathing techniques & cold showers Always having a strong relationship in nature Committing to yourself 32:47 — Being More Inclusive with Your Language Being more mindful of your language Curious about others & not having assumptions Finding compassion Having a convo and bringing visibility Being an ally & educating yourself Leaning into curiosity over fear Connect with Jaden: Instagram: @jadenjaymes Website: Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:
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    85. Optimizing Your Mind & Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter


    In this episode, you will learn about the difference between the mind vs the brain and how to detox them, how you can train your brain to make better decisions, how our brains and bodies are programmed. Austin Perlmutter, M.D. is an internal medicine physician & NYT best-selling author who works to help people realize better physical and mental health. This episode explores what the brain and the mind are, and how we can use them to make better decisions. Austin and Kayla talk about changing your decisions for the better, and the importance of taking control of your health. They go over why you need to take a proactive approach to your health, and the situations surrounding decision-making. The end of this episode features a live audience Q&A with ways to optimize your mind and brain. If you’re looking to train your brain to make better decisions, this episode is a great place to start! ABOUT THE GUEST: Austin Perlmutter, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times best-selling author. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His focus is in helping others to improve decision-making and quality of life. He is also interested in methods of understanding and reducing burnout in the medical field. He is the co-author of Brain Wash. He writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 06:05 — The Brain vs The Mind Why they are two separate entities Mind: the filter that paints our human experience Brain: physical construct Mind + Brain = the human operating system 14:13 — Detoxing the Mind & Brain How to detox for health optimization Looking at the way we make choices How we can start wiring our brain for better health Understand why the brain prevents us from helping ourselves Redefining good & bad decisions 23:07 — Helping People Act on Their Own Decisions Setting up your brain for better decision making Variables involved with our decision making Analyzing previous choices & the situations surrounding them Turning to curiosity instead of blame Setting up a protocol to change those variables 30:22 — Programming Our Brains & Bodies How our decision-making changes throughout our lives 3 Systems: Immune, stress, and gut pathways Bidirectional feedback system 45:33 — Live Audience Q&A Best way to teach the unconscious mind how to learn Books: Tiny Habits, Good Habits Bad Habits, The Power of Habit How people can engage with health care professionals Nudging the healthcare system to a proactive approach Keeping up to date information Connect with Dr. Austin Perlmutter: Book: Brain Wash Podcast: Get The STUCK Out Instagram: Austin Perlmutter Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla --- Send in a voice message:
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    84. Biotech for Health Optimization with Biostrap Labs


    In this episode, you will learn about Biostrap Labs, the importance of data integrity, how you can use data to optimize your health, and what to look out for in the field of biotech. Sameer Sontakey is the CEO and Co-Founder of Biostrap Labs and has over 10 years of experience in software engineering. Kevin Longoria is a clinical exercise physiologist and the Chief Science Officer at Biostrap Labs and is an advocate for an integrative approach to health and fitness. This episode dives deep into the data behind Biostrap Labs and why it stands out from its competitors. You will learn how you can apply biometric data to your own life to optimize your health, and why it’s important to look into the research before you invest in new products. Kevin and Sameer talk about what to look forward to in biotech and how biotech can help us take a proactive approach to our health. If you want to learn more about biotech from two experts in the field, this is the episode for you! ABOUT THE GUESTS: Sameer Sontakey: With over 10-years of experience in software engineering, Sameer created Biostrap to provide the world’s most advanced, science-based platform to improve global health. With a computer science background, Sameer has architected and built frontend applications, backend services, and set up data pipelines for big data. Kevin Longoria: His expertise in the field of health and performance restoration and optimization has led him to work with populations ranging from clients with severely compromised health to elite athletes such as Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo. Additionally, Kevin’s passion for research and education has led to a role as an international public educator for health & fitness professionals surrounding his integrative approach that emphasized the importance of the mind and gut in conjunction with the physical body. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:08 — The Data Behind Biostrap The use of red vs green PPG sensors Not sacrificing data integrity for speed Checking data 29 different ways before returning it to you Making meaningful use of your data The importance of clinical validation 12:19 — The Research & Why it’s Important The unregulated commercial landscape industry Testing the claims of other companies Validating research of other biotech companies How to collect your own data Determining whether your investment is safe 17:14 — How To Apply Your Own Data Technology can put you on the right path Using data to set your day Applying the right dose of stress to improve sleep Understanding how to define health and fitness 26:24 — Up & Coming In Biotech Covid research led to an increase in biometric symptoms & research Taking a proactive approach to health instead of a reactive Why people are more open to using technology Taking ownership of your health Using data to improve health Connect with Biostrap: Instagram: @biostrap Twitter: @biostrap Website: & Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:
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    83. His & Hers Biohacks with Sean McCormick


    In this episode, our guest Sean McCormick talks about his new project and the products and tools he uses to optimize his life. As the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast, he is well-versed in all things biohacking and has talked with hundreds of guest experts about the best ways to improve physical and mental health. In a snapshot, Sean is interested in results, consciousness, and getting the most out of the least effort.  You will learn about the "virtual biohacking assistant," Sean’s favorite products (he has a lot), and how to manage stress. Sean and Kayla also go over the differences in biohacking for men and women, and the importance of paying attention to your hormones. After listening, you might even start a conversation about it at the dinner table (reference to 17:20 of this episode).   If you’re looking for new products and want to learn more about his & hers biohacks, this episode is definitely worth the listen.  ABOUT THE GUEST:   Sean McCormick is a life coach and the host of the Optimal Performance Podcast. Before getting here, he started a highly rated flotation therapy center in Seattle to help athletes recover. He is passionate about biohacking because it allows him to be the best inside and out and spend time doing what he loves. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 07:00 — The Virtual Biohacking Assistant A beginners guide to biohacking Tailoring the resources to the individual, custom is key The importance of bio-individuality for women  The 4 stages of the hormone cycle Applying info from the Optimal Performance Podcast 20:00 — Sean’s Favorite Products for Longevity For Supplements:, For CBD: For Your Mental State: Using a breath ionizer Importance of blue-blocking glasses  27:00 — All About Hormones  Balancing hormones for women vs men   Read: Estrogeneration by Dr. Anthony J Estrogen as the endocrine disrupter Testosterone booster: Rutt Managing stress with a busy lifestyle 36:00 — Stress management  Biohacks can’t solve everything  Tackling stress one day at a time Take control of your life & invest in yourself Learn how to breathe better & be creative Product: Serotonin Brain Food The vitamin C+ detox protocol   Connect with Sean McCormick: Sean’s Podcast: Products: Instagram: @realseanmccormick Connect with Kayla:  Social media: @biocurious_kayla and @biocurious_podcast Join the BioCurious Co-op:  Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:
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    82. Sex and Skin with Anti-Aging Expert Dr. Amy Killen


    In this episode, you will learn about increasing longevity, taking care of your skin, and optimizing sexual function. Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics, and longevity medicine. Board-certified in emergency medicine with ten years of ER experience, Dr. Killen saw the impact of unchecked chronic disease and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine. This episode features a lot of laughs and most importantly, helpful tips and tricks on how to get clear skin and optimize your sexual function. Dr. Amy and Kayla talk about increasing longevity and thinking about aging as a disease with natural ways to live longer. The end of this episode features a live Q&A where you get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. Season 3 is starting off strong and this episode is packed with information you’ll love and use, so go ahead and give it a listen! ABOUT THE GUEST: An international speaker, clinical practice owner, medical director of a national regenerative medicine physician training course, author, and frequent media guest, Dr. Killen has become an outspoken advocate for empowering patients to look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, hormone optimization, personalized medicine and regenerative therapies. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: 03:47 — Increasing Longevity Thinking of aging as a disease vs a natural process Inflammation: the cause of (basically) all your health problems How to enhance longevity Handling stress with a busy lifestyle Dr. Killen’s morning routine 13:24 — A Step Closer to Clear Skin The importance of sunblock Using antioxidants & vitamins to help calm your skin Microneedling to increase collagen production Combating hormonal acne & treatments Causes of graying hair and the perks of being blonde Peptide 101: Starting off with BPC-157 29:26 — Sexual Optimization Optimizing sexual function Improving tissue health & increasing blood flow Dealing with urinary incontinence for women Tired of Kegels? Try Intensity or Apex The Lioness: tracking your orgasms 41:03 — Live Q&A How to deal with forehead veins Dealing with sports acne Addressing the potential link between hyaluronic acid and cancer Using hyaluronic acid products for anti-aging & the results Connect with Dr. Amy Killen: Instagram: @dr.amybkillen Youtube: Amy Killen MD Website: Connect with Kayla: Social media: @biocurious_kayla Join the BioCurious Co-op: Enroll in the PowHer Program: --- Send in a voice message:

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