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We're sisters and the Biohacker Babes! We want to empower you to become your own biohacker and upgrade your life. The Biohacker Babes podcast aims to create insight into the body's natural healing abilities, strengthen your intuition, and empower you with techniques and modalities to optimize your health and wellness.

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Today we're sharing our top biohacks to stay healthy while traveling! We know that certain challenges can come up when traveling like eating out at more restaurants, less than optimal sleeping situations, and exposure to more microbes, but that shouldn't stop you from traveling. We'll breakdown what you need to know when flying across time zones, what to look for in your hotel or AirBnB, the best stretches when traveling, and more! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
We are thrilled to have Dr. Molly Maloof back on the podcast to share how we can all get our spark back! We dive into the biggest drivers of disease, the role of mitochondrial dysfunction, her personal approach to biohacking, how we can boost our energy levels, as well as the importance of love and social connection for overall health. As a physician and Stanford lecturer, Dr. Molly Maloof has spent her career providing personalized medicine services to high-performing technology executives, billionaire investors, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and Academy Award winning actors. What she noticed is that women, specifically, were feeling the spark that once energized their lives beginning to dim. Not just metaphorically but in a measurable reduction in the energy output from their cells. In response, Dr. Molly developed a science-backed program focused on mitochondrial health, used successfully by her patients, which offered lifestyle changes that target the unique biology of women and provide immediate and long-term benefits--now available in her book The Spark Factor. “The idea is steady gradual improvement, not perfection. The goal is to help get your spark back, so you can spend the rest of your life empowered, alive, mobile, and resilient,” she writes. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
We absolutely loved our conversation with Dr. Deanna Minich all about the connection between food, color, mood, gut microbiome diversity and overall health! She dives into the importance of gut health and why we need prebiotics, probiotics and polyphenols, as well as the role color plays in the foods we eat. We also got to learn about the incredible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects from melatonin, as she busts some myths around melatonin being just the "sleep hormone." Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), is a nutrition scientist, international lecturer, teacher, and author, with over twenty years of experience in academia and in the food and dietary supplement industries. Throughout the years, she has been active as a functional medicine clinician in clinical trials and in her own practice (Food & Spirit™), which has now become oriented towards groups, workshops, and retreats. She is the author of six books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and fifty scientific publications. Her academic background is in nutrition science, including a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medical Sciences (nutrition focus) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (1999). For a decade, she was part of the research team led by the “father of Functional Medicine,” Dr. Jeffrey Bland, and has served on the Nutrition Advisory Board for The Institute of Functional Medicine, as well as on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association. Since 2013, she has been part of the faculty for the Advanced Practice Module in Environmental Health offered by the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been teaching a graduate level course in metabolic detoxification at the University of Western States. Over the decades, she has taught thousands of nutrition classes for health coaches, fitness trainers, and healthcare professionals, including for programs offered by the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In conjunction with her academic degrees and extensive teaching experience at the university level, she is both a Fellow (FACN) and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the American College of Nutrition. She is Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health, where she leads the medical advisory team, oversees scientific communication, and provide educational leadership for the company’s plant-derived nutraceuticals. She is passionate about helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes that impact their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
To kick off the new year, we wanted to dive into the science behind building new healthy habits and creating long-term goals. Our guest, Dr. T. Dalton Comb, is passionate about understanding the causes and consequences of human behavior. He shares valuable insights based on his research including the role of dopamine, the difference between hunger and cravings, and his approach to fasting. CEO and Founder of Temper; Dr. T. Dalton Comb’s passion is understanding the causes and consequences of human behavior. First as a neuroeconomics PhD researcher at University of Southern California, and author of “Digital Behavioral Design.” Second, as a tech startup founder applying cutting edge neuroscience. Dalton explores how the brain mechanisms that underlie value, reward, and motivated behavior can be used to help people form healthy habits and live better lives. Dalton leads Temper with an unrivaled understanding of the brain, the future of technology, and the interaction between the two. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
In this episode, we had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Jacey Folkers on the hot topic of peptides! He is one of the co-founders of Blokes and ChooseJoi, which offer diagnostic lab testing, advanced peptides therapies, hormone optimization and lifestyle enhancements to offer a top to bottom approach to help people maximize their health and vitality. We take a deep dive on the use of Semaglutide for weight loss and blood sugar control, who it’s for (and not for!), how it suppresses appetite and food cravings, how the dosing works, and it’s potential for long-term use. Dr. Folkers also shares his top peptides for low energy, brain fog and chronic pain. Dr. Jacey Folkers is a doctor of chiropractic, functional medicine practitioner, author, and educator. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine studies. Dr. Folkerscompleted his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College. He has completed postgraduate studies in areas of clinical nutrition, rehabilitative exercise, and functional medicine. He has owned and/or operated several clinics across the country that emphasized and specialized in areas of treatment including hormone replacement therapy, peptide therapy, regenerative medicine, weight loss, cognitive therapies, thyroid conditions, autoimmunity, diabetes, functional testing, and DNA testing. Dr. Folkers has worked with a wide variety of patients all the way from professional athletes working to increase performance to the everyday person with various chronic health challenges. He is the creator of his own methodology of treatment referred to as "The RISEN Method" in which he used to help countless patients reclaim their health with his unique functional medicine approach. Using a holistic and root cause approach, he addresses core underlying barriers to health which allows individuals to thrive and live their best lives. Dr Folkers is one of the Co-Founder of Blokes and ChooseJoi. They offer diagnostic lab testing, advanced peptide therapies, hormone optimization and lifestyle enhancements to offer a top to bottom approach to maximizing health and vitality. He is a girl-dad to 6 amazing daughters, 3 grand-kids and also a husband to an awesome wife. And he loves Biohacking!! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
We're closing out 2022 with a super fun roundtable discussion with fellow biohackers, Dr. Jay Wiles & Mollie Eastman, all about our top holiday health tips! We know how hard it can be to stick to your healthy routine through the holidays so we're here to share our top biohacking tips. We discuss the feast and famine plan, how a CGM can be your personal guide, what we bring to holiday parties, how Daylight Saving Time is impacting our health, the best alcohol alternatives on the market, and our personal advice for the holiday season. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
We're thrilled to have Todd White, founder of Dry Farm Wines, back on our podcast! In our previous discussion in 2020 Todd shared a lot of the dirty secrets behind the wine industry and today we take a deeper dive on this topic. He explains why most of us feel terrible when drinking conventional wine, shocking statistics about the wine industry, the terrifying additives used in the United States, and his top tip for choosing a healthier wine when you go out to eat. This is a great opportunity to learn more about his company, Dry Farm Wines, which we both love because it's a great option for cleaner wine that is sugar-free, lower in sulfites, Paleo & Keto-friendly. As the founder of Dry Farm Wines, a writer, speaker, and a leader in the organic/Natural Wine movement, Todd White has widely educated communities on conscious consumption. Todd is a self described biohacker who practices daily meditation, Wim Hof breathing, cold thermogenesis, a ketogenic diet, and daily 22 hour intermittent fasting. He is also a frequent speaker on topics including meditation, and the Dry Farm Wines unique company culture. Built on a foundation of honesty and peace, Dry Farm Wines has seen remarkable growth, making it one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S., without any debt or investors. Dry Farm Wines is endorsed by many leading U.S. performance influencers with pure Natural Wines that are lab tested to ensure each bottle is sugar free (0-0.15g per glass), lower in sulfites, and lower in alcohol (under 12.5% alc/vol). The wines are friendly to low carb, Paleo, ketogenic, and low sugar diets. Dry Farm Wines is proud to be the largest Natural Wine merchant in the world, bringing awareness to Natural Wine consumption and supporting farmers who honor the soil. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
We are thrilled to bring you this fun and educational episode with Dr. Mindy Pelz! While most fasting advice has been a one-size-fits-all approach that leaves women with more questions than answers, Dr. Mindy has discovered proven strategies and specific protocols for women of every age to support their hormones and menstrual cycle. She shares why fasting is beneficial for everyone, how women need to approach it differently, her top fasting biohacks, and breaks down all of the different fasting protocols you can do. Mindy Pelz, D.C. is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, nutrition and functional health expert who has spent over two decades helping thousands of people successfully reclaim their health. She is a recognized leader in the alternative health field and a pioneer in the fasting movement, teaching the principles of a fasting lifestyle, diet variation, detox, hormones, and more. Her popular YouTube channel (which just celebrated 24 million lifetime views) regularly updates followers on the latest science-backed tools and techniques to help them reset their health. She hosts one of the leading science podcasts, The Resetter Podcast, and is the author of three best-selling books. Her celebrity clients include Danica Patrick, Leann Rimes, Kat Graham, and influencer Jesse Itzler. Her new book “Fast Like a Girl”, a go-to fasting manual created specifically to address women's needs based on their hormones and menstrual cycle will be released December 27th. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
On this week's episode we are joined by Dr. Barrie Tan, the world's foremost expert on vitamin E. He breaks down the major difference between tocopherols and tocotrienols, why your vitamin E supplement may actually be causing harm, and how his amazing discovery of the annatto plant can be used to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic health conditions. Dr. Barrie Tan is hailed as a trailblazer and the world’s foremost expert on vitamin E. A scientist first and foremost, Dr. Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand and spent several years as a professor at UMass. His research expertise includes lipid-soluble nutrients (carotenoids, E vitamers, CoQ10, and omega-3s) that impact chronic conditions. He was the first to introduce tocotrienols benefits to the nutrition industry and developed the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product derived from annatto. Dr. Tan continues to collaborate with numerous universities worldwide to further tocotrienol research. Beyond tocotrienol, Dr. Tan’s research now spans into geranylgeraniol, a critical endogenous nutrient for healthy aging. Dr. Tan is currently the President of American River Nutrition, a natural health R&D company he started with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1998. Described as a scientific pioneer, his mission is simple, improve the everyday health of people’s lives. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
Join us for a conversation with Dr. David Prologo, a dual board-certified interventional radiologist and obesity medicine specialist. He shares the science behind why we tend to fail at diets and the importance of finding your "catching point" to achieve successful weight loss. His new book, The Catching Point Transformation: A 12-Week Weight Loss Strategy Based in Reality, comes from more than 2 decades of work in obesity medicine. Plus, his analogies make a complex health topic fun and easy to understand! Dr. David Prologo is a dual board-certified interventional radiologist and obesity medicine specialist. He has spent more than 20 years specifically analyzing the phenomenon of diet attrition - why do diets always fail? More importantly, when they do fail, why do we blame the patients for that failure? That journey led Dr. Prologo to perform first in human advanced interventional procedures to manage obesity, diabetes, and other medical conditions. It further led to the identification of the catching point - a clear pivot point beyond which calorie restriction and exercise are easier for patients. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work, including features on The Today Show, in the Washington Post, on Capitol Hill, in numerous peer-reviewed journal publications, countless web-based invited expert articles, and much more. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
It's time for another fun Q&A with just the babes! We share the biohacks we're currently trying (including the Eight Sleep mattress), a few client wins, the latest news in the wellness industry, fascinating scientific research AND we answer your questions! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
Women are not prepared for menopause (and they're doctors aren't helping) and Esther Blum is here to change that! Despite the fact that menopause happens to every woman, many find they are not prepared for it. Esther says that they often don't have the tools, testing, or any sense of how to advocate for themselves and their body. If your doctor has written off your symptoms as "normal" without any solutions, you'll definitely want to listen to this episode! She shares why there is a lack of treatment for women's health, common vs normal symptoms of peri-menopause & menopause, how to know if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is for you, and her top nutrition tips for hormonal balance. Esther Blum is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat; Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous; Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project. She was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, TODAY, A Healthy You with Carol Alt, The ISAAC Show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5’s Good Day NY, Fox News Live, and more. She is also an in-demand authority frequently quoted in E!Online, In Touch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, and Cosmo. Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), the certification from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS). She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association. Esther currently runs a virtual practice where she helps women balance hormones, lose stubborn body fat, and treat the root cause of health struggles. And she lives in CT with her family where she can be found cooking up a storm, going for long hikes, and blasting 80’s music by the fire pit. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
Lauren Alexander from Neurohacker Collective joined our podcast to discuss the science behind senolytics and how senescent cells play a role in aging. She shares how these "zombie cells" impact our immune system, joint health, cancer and longevity. We also discuss the best way to supplement with senolytics and why the "hit and run" strategy is so effective.Lauren Alexander is VP of Marketing at Neurohacker Collective, a company focused on making wellness products best known for their Qualia Mind supplement. Lauren is the mother of two young children, a passionate gardener and biohacker. Her areas of expertise include nootropics, biohacking, anti-aging, sleep and neurohacking.SHOW NOTES:0:51 Welcome to the show!3:15 Lauren Alexander’s Bio4:05 Welcome Lauren to the podcast5:05 What is ‘cellular senescence’?8:52 Zombie cells10:41 Who is at risk of cellular aging?13:14 *Felix Gray Ad*16:57 Signs of a robust immune system18:10 STUDY: Qualia & Joint Pain19:23 Re-examining how we look at aging19:58 Senescent cells & Cancer21:09 Symptoms & signs to look out for22:55 Ingredients & Protocol in Qualia Senolytic28:40 Bioavailability and safety of supplements32:11 *SilverBiotics Ad*35:20 Should children use Senolytic?37:41 The hormetic effect of “hit and run”38:44 Biological Age Testing43:24 Should anyone not be taking it?43:59 Dosage & Frequency of supplementation44:36 Origin of the word ‘senolytic’45:30 Client benefits48:52 What about Fisetin?51:03 Her final piece of advice54:45 Renee’s #1 Sleep Hack56:02 Lauren’s #1 Sleep Hack57:28 Where to learn more about Neurohacker57:50 Thanks for tuning in!RESOURCES: Neurohacker.comShop: Qualia Senolytic - Save 15% with code BIOHACKERBABESIG: Neurohacker CollectivePilot StudyFelix Gray GlassesSilverBiotics - Discount code: BIOHACKERBABESSupport this podcast at — Inquiries:
We are back with another roundtable episode with our friends and fellow biohackers, Dr. Jay Wiles and Mollie Eastman! We discuss the consistency and accuracy of sleep trackers, and what WE do with our data each day. We also dive into a discussion on sleep & travel biohacks, designing the perfect "circadian-crafted day", as well as how to navigate sleep anxiety and other sleep disruptors. Let's meet our guests! Dr. Jay Wiles is an international speaker, scientist, clinician, influencer, and subject-matter expert and authority on the interconnection between the human stress response and health performance/optimization. Dr. Wiles is a clinical health and performance psychologist with board certification in heart rate variability biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback and works as a leading consultant in psychophysiology to health influencers, professional athletes and teams, executives, and high performers. He is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Hanu Health. He has pioneered new and innovative means of using heart rate variability (HRV) and respiratory training as both diagnostic indicators of the dynamic nature of the human stress response, alongside therapeutic tools for regulating and conditioning this response for peak human performance. Dr. Wiles has an extensive history of working with top-performing athletes in the PGA, LPGA, MLS, MLB, ATP, and WTA. His consulting firm, Thrive Wellness and Performance, has held contracts with leading biotechnology and health technology organizations where he has engaged in research, development of therapeutics, and development of behavioral retention programs. Dr. Wiles has operated as the cohost of the Ben Greenfield Podcast since 2019 and hosts the Hanu Health Podcast. Mollie Eastman is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, and the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast. Sleep Is A Skill is a company that optimizes people’s sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. After navigating insomnia while traveling internationally, she created what she couldn’t find – a place to go to learn the skill set of sleep. With a background in behavioral change from The Nonverbal Group, she became fascinated with chronobiology and its practical application to sleep and our overall experience of life. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
We are so grateful to have Dr. Andrew Hill back on the podcast for a deeper dive on brain waves, brain mapping and neurofeedback! Make sure you tune in to episode #56 where Dr. Hill set the groundwork on the importance of meditation, mindfulness, neurofeedback and more on brain health. In today's episode we get a full review of our personal brain mapping results, which felt almost like a mind reading session! He also shares what he has learned about brain similarities amongst family members, how nootropics or smart drugs impact our brain function, and the impact hyperbaric oxygen therapy can have on brain health. Dr. Andrew Hill is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking advocate. He holds a PhD. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is best known for his mission to bring the brain-hacking technology of neurofeedback into mainstream practice. To achieve this, Dr. Hill founded Peak Brain Institute in 2015, a community-oriented company that teaches brain-training from a fitness perspective, and uses EEG Neurofeedback and QEEG Brain Mapping designed to help all people achieve their brain performance goals. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
We're back from the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference in Beverly Hills and wow, what a whirlwind it was! We learned from leading experts in the field, spent quality time with fellow biohacker friends and made some new friends. So much happened over the weekend that we wanted to share the highlights with all of you! Tune in for an overview on the lectures we listened to, the newest products we found in the expo hall, and which biohacks we enjoyed. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
Dr. Chris Damman shares valuable insight into the link between gut health and metabolic health on this week's episode. He breaks down the important role of prebiotics, probiotics AND postbiotics, as well as the benefits of resistant starch in our diet. He understands how difficult it can be for most people to get enough fiber in their diet, but he has created a solution to help us with that! Tune in to hear about incredible scientific research on fiber, gut health, insulin resistance and more. Dr. Chris Damman is a Gastroenterologist and Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of SuperGut. He has a passion for evidence-based approaches to food & gut microbe interventions in the promotion of health and the treatment of disease. He spent five years leading the gut health, microbiome and functional food initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where his research interests focused on the role of diet and microbiome-targeted therapies in treating gastrointestinal, metabolic, and neurologic disease. Most recently, Dr. Chris helped execute a randomized, blind placebo controlled study validating the use of resistant starch to transform the gut microbiome - the first of its kind from a functional food company. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
Amitay Eshel, co-founder and CEO of Young Goose, joins us for a groundbreaking discussion on biohacking our skincare. He shares how NAD precursors, green tea and hormesis can be powerful game changers for our skin health. He also warns us about false marketing in the beauty industry and what we need to look for, as well as how we can keep our skincare routine simple to see the greatest benefits. Amitay is constantly researching novel ingredients for skincare, as well as how women can sync their skincare routine with their monthly cycle. Tune in for a fascinating discussion on creating beauty inside and out! Amitay Eshel is an entrepreneur in the biohacking and beauty fields. He has held executive roles in the health, wellness, and beauty industry for over a decade, as well as being a business development consultant in that space. As co-founder and CEO of Young Goose, the biohacking skincare company, and host of the Young Goose’s Biohacking Beauty podcast, Amitay has been making waves in his industry through education and innovation. Young Goose embodies his two passions, performance optimization, and skin health, with products that boost the functions of natural rejuvenation processes in the skin. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
Thought leader and transformative psychiatrist Dr. Fred Moss joins the podcast for an inspiring conversation around what it means to be human and how to live an extraordinary life. He shares what is blocking many of us from our "true voice" and what is holding us back from being our authentic selves in life. Dr. Fred also provides insight into how conventional medicine may be perpetuating the problem and his perspective of how plant medicines may play a role in empowering people. Dr. Fred Moss is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School and a licensed psychiatrist who has served the mental health industry for nearly four decades. During that time he has consulted patients, practitioners, medical facilities, non-profit organizations, and community groups. In 2006, Dr. Fred began taking a new approach with his patients, working with a chosen few to assist in reclaiming their lives from the clenched fists of psychiatric diagnoses and medication. Lo and behold, they reliably eventually improved, even to the point of their diagnoses actually disappearing. Dr. Fred has since dedicated his efforts to establishing his brand, Welcome To Humanity, as a "home base" for his work as a speaker, coach, and advisor as a "non-diagnosing psychiatrist." He also is an expert witness, specializing in psychiatric malpractice cases, and often centering around atrocities that can occur behind closed (locked) doors in nursing homes, hospitals, prisons and jails. Dr. Fred is the host of the inspiring Welcome To Humanity podcast, a show that explores what it means to be human and how to live an extraordinary life. He is the author of Creative 8: Healing Through Creativity & Self-Expression. Dr. Fred is married to his dream partner, Alexandra, and lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California. He is the proud father of two beautiful children in Texas and is owned collectively by his 3 cats, Valentino, Despacito, and Winston. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
Dr. Katherine Zagone joined the podcast to discuss how we can assess fertility and biological age with a simple at-home blood test. She shares how this information can empower men and women to take their fertility journey into their own hands, as well as the top environmental toxins impacting fertility rates today. Dr. Katherine Zagone, ND, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Clockwize, has been supporting women and couples easily conceive their healthiest babies for almost a decade. Simultaneously, she runs Gentera Center for Precision Medicine in Beverly Hills, CA where she bridges cutting edge science with tried and true methods for exceptional results. She’s excited to bring effective science, a warm heart, and an industry changing approach to the world through Clockwize, Inc. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
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