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February 07, 2017

cognitive function ›   Ketogenic Diet ›   Ketosis ›  


Combine Nootropics & Ketosis for Peak Performance

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Think of the body as a complex machine designed for the task of living. Like any other machine, how well it performs depends on how efficiently it can convert inputs into outputs. Altering these two factors can optimize performance. Nootropic supplements and ketogenic dieting are two of the best ways to do this, but instead of only using one or the other, the two strategies can be combined to achieve maximum human performance.

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January 24, 2017

Kerrie Gleeson ›  


Welcome to 2017 OptimOZ Legends!

Hello and welcome to 2017 Optimoz Legends! Let’s not make this a “ground hog year”…..new and exciting times are on the horizon. So let us be a part of the change!

What is really exciting me right now is the concept of Ketosis…yes…it has been around for quite a while but it is finally starting to gain some traction in the mainstream media…it just makes so much sense it kind of seems too simple. Yet again, I see the idea of eating too many carbohydrates as a huge mistake. As Jack Kruse says, we should eat our carbs during long light cycles such as Summer. However, during Winter is NOT the time to be loading up on carbs!!! That’s where our high fat, low- carb diet is essential. We are not ancestrally geared to burn carbs in Winter. And we have not yet evolved to do so.

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January 10, 2017

Sara Adaes ›  


Could Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Start in the Gut?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), aka myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a highly disabling and complex condition that still remains very mysterious. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.69% of the world population may be affected by CFS. The set of symptoms that characterise it have been described repeatedly since the 19th century, but given the difficulty in establishing a diagnosis, it wasn’t until 1988 that the term “chronic fatigue syndrome” was coined. Its causes are still unknown, although evidence suggests that chronic low-grade inflammation is one factor. Further, the gut microbiome is helping us paint a clearer picture. View full article →

Brain Octane vs. XCT vs. Coconut - Which MCT Oil is Right for You?

Brain Octane vs XCT vs Coconut Oil

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Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT Oil) have dramatically gained in popularity in Australia. MCTs are a subset of saturated fatty acids that, when used appropriately, have unique biological effects ranging from enhanced cognitive performance to accelerated weight loss. MCTs can be found in coconut and palm oil, dairy products, Bulletproof XCT oil and Bulletproof Brain Octane oil. Note that Bulletproof MCT oils are 100% derived from coconut oil. Some other brands may still source from palm oil.

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December 21, 2016

Artificial light ›   Blue Blockers ›   Kerrie Gleeson ›  


Bulletproof from a Nurse's Perspective Part 11


Well it’s that time of year again everyone. And what a year 2016 has been! I don’t know about you but MANY people I know have found this year to be a bit tough….a year of endings or things finishing. Not necessarily bad….just quite draining. Needless to say, 2017 will herald a year of new things beginning. Wonderful!
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December 19, 2016


OptimOZ Top 10 Xmas Gift Ideas 2016

Struggling for great gift ideas for the biohacker in your life? We’ve put together an OptimOZ Christmas shopping guide so you can upgrade your gift giving this festive season.

#10. Optimal Sleep Kit

Containing blue-light-blocker glasses, the Bulletproof Sleep Induction Mat and the Doze nootropic, this kit will enhance your sleep through multiple ways. 

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December 19, 2016

Eustress ›   Flow ›   Flow State ›   Performance ›   Stress ›   The Zone ›  


Eustress: Using Beneficial Stress to Find Flow

Eustress: Using Beneficial Stress to Find Flow

The stress response is a powerful force that can be beneficial or harmful, depending on the circumstances. This article will explain the science behind beneficial stress, who benefits from it, and how to achieve it naturally.

Performers call it ‘the zone,’ that state of complete focus where distractions disappear, senses sharpen, and performance is optimised. The zone is a real thing, and to the scientific community, this mind state is called eustress–beneficial stress–or flow.

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December 19, 2016

Flow ›   Flow State ›   Life Hack ›   Productivity ›   The Zone ›  


Create Flow with the Right Environment

To obtain the state of deep focus known as “flow,” distractions must be removed. We can easily make tweaks to our environment to minimise distractions while adding elements to induce the immersive flow state.

Steven Kotler, The Rise of Superman

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Chocolate & Ginger Macadamia Fat Fudge

Chocolate & Ginger Macadamia Fat Fudge Recipe for Australian Biohackers

 

There are so many things to love about cacao butter. It smells divine and it is an antioxidant rich food due to its large amount of flavonoid and polyphenol antioxidants. Cacao butter has also been found beneficial for improving immunity, heart health and even lowering inflammation. It also helps to prevent skin dryness, rashes, burns, infections and is great for those times you have chapped lips or peeling skin.

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The Brain Soup: Neurotransmitters’ Interactions, Receptors and Vital Background Processes

“Even though it is common knowledge, it never ceases to amaze me that all the richness of our mental life - all our feelings, our emotions, our thoughts, our ambitions, our love lives, our religious sentiments and even what each of us regards as his or her own intimate private self - is simply the activity of these little specks of jelly in our heads, in our brains. There is nothing else.” - V.S. Ramachandran

 

Brain cells. Source: University of Rochester

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