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  • Nursing homes were certainly among the hardest-hit communities when COVID-19 began spreading. Before the pandemic hit, however, how did infectious disease spread in these long-term care facilities? Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci joins us in this episode to look at these issues from a statistical and research-centered perspective.

    Dr. Lloyd-Krejci is the author of "Broken", a book that examines how the global pandemic uncovered problems within the nursing home industry that have existed for far too long. In addition to her work as an author, Dr. Lloyd-Krejci is an accomplished medical worker that focuses her research on how infectious diseases spread through high-risk communities.

    Listen in to learn about:

    Dr. Lloyd-Krejci’s background as a medical worker and researcher. The statistics behind infectious disease fatalities in nursing homes. What effective infection prevention looks like in the long-term care industry. The importance of surveillance in reducing nursing home infections.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!

    What measures can we take to reduce the spread of infectious disease in these facilities? Tune in now to find out!

    You can find out more about Dr. Lloyd-Krejci and her work by visiting doctorbuffy.com.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

  • Leading a “happy” life can mean a multitude of things, and there are great minds out there that have proven methods for those who are seeking this elevated way of life. Alex Bäcker, Ph.D. is a professional that has his own unique take on how to live happier – both successfully and sustainably.

    Alex Bäcker is a scientist, inventor, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. He joins us today to discuss his background, and talk about his new book, “101 Clues to a Happy Life”. This new publication tackles advice on how to become a better partner, parent, and person using insightful life lessons that Alex has experienced himself.

    In this episode, Alex Bäcker talks about:

    The types of advice “101 Clues to a Happy Life” offers. Where happiness can come from. How intentionally creating “scarcity” can help you enjoy things more. Future projects Alex is considering down the road. Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by SelfDecode. Get started for free with an existing DNA file or order a DNA kit at 25% off with code GENIUS. Start optimizing your health today at https://selfdecode.com/ now!

    To learn more about Alex Bäcker and get your own copy of “101 Clues to a Happy Life”, visit 101clues.com. You can also find out about Alex’s drone company, Drisit, by clicking here.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

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  • Making healthy food options accessible to consumers is not something that many companies do. Not only is it generally more expensive to manufacture these products, but it can also be tough to do so with the quality and taste that people desire.

    Joining us today is Mae Steigler, the Chief Executive Officer of Organifi. Organifi is a company that seeks to support consumers in their quest for healthy eating habits. Mae connects with us to talk about the products that Organifi makes, and the mission behind their health-centered business approach.

    Listen now to hear about:

    How Mae’s background led her to Organifi’s CEO position. What Organifi provides that juicing doesn’t. The benefits of ingesting superfoods on a daily basis. Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Organifi. To receive a 20% Off on your order, use the coupon code GENIUS at checkout. Go to https://www.organifishop.com/pages/genius/ to shop now!

    Discover out how this groundbreaking company made juicing both delicious and convenient now by tuning in now!

    To find out more about Organifi and its products, visit www.organifishop.com. Use code GENIUS to receive 25% off your first order.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

  • On this podcast, we are joined by Arthur Saniotis. Arthur is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at The University of Adelaide, Australia, and he currently specializes in clinical anatomy, neuroanatomy, and medical science. With a diverse background in the sciences, Arthur is interested in integrating various disciplines such as anthropology, philosophy, medical science, and evolutionary science. He does this so that he can see and study the same thing – just from different angles.

    Listen to this episode to learn more about:

    How Arthur’s wide perspective influences his research. How medicine has drastically progressed in recent history. How psychedelic substances have become a part of our evolutionary history. By what means exercise has played a major role in our development as human beings. The link between movement and intelligence. Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by SelfDecode. Get started for free with an existing DNA file or order a DNA kit at 25% off with code GENIUS. Start optimizing your health today at https://selfdecode.com/ now! How is clinical and evolutionary medicine going to change the future of science? Arthur Saniotis may just have some answers for you .

    You can find out more about Arthur Saniotis and his research by clicking here, as well as here.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3yOVBI7

  • There are questions that are constantly racing through our minds as conscious human beings. Oftentimes, these questions never leave our inner dialogue – but what happens when we talk about them openly?

    John Strelecky is a motivational speaker, adventure traveler, and most recently, the best-selling author of “The Cafe on the Edge of the World”. This new book addresses three big life questions: “why are you here?”, “do you fear death?”, and “am I fulfilled?”. John is fascinated by the human experience, and he has devoted his work to proposing challenging questions to individuals who gain new insight by confronting new perspectives.

    In this episode, John talks about:

    The experience that led to his writing of “The Cafe on the Edge of the World”. How open-minded people are able to get something out of asking hard questions. How setting defined goals can drastically change our approach to life. What our “human blueprint'' can tell us about our inherent tendencies.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!

    You can purchase John’s new book by visiting his website at www.johnstrelecky.com.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3LwV0hb

  • Don’t show emotion. To cry is to show weakness. Suppress your anger to prove your manhood.

    These are the kinds of messages sent by society to boys and young men. As a result, many are left with no healthy outlet for their emotions, which causes those emotions to build up over the course of years and years.

    But “anger is like a ticking time bomb,” says Joseph Warren. It’s bound to come out at some point, and when it does, it often does so in uncontrolled and damaging ways.

    Having experienced this himself, Warren has worked his way through a troubled childhood and past, and come out on the other side. And now, he’s dedicated his life to helping other men do the same.

    Tune in to learn:

    Why men often behave like their fathers did, even when they make it their #1 goal to be the complete opposite The different father "archetypes” and the influence they can have on their sons How and why an individual’s perception of their biological father can shape their perception of God

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!

    Joseph Warren is the host of “Your FIRST 100k,” a top 100 podcast in entrepreneurship, and also hosts “Broken Catholic,” which is the #1 podcast on iTunes for Protestants and Catholics. He spends his days doing consulting work with seven and eight-figure entrepreneurial men who seek help navigating the emotional challenges of family life and success.

    All too often, the suppression of emotions leads to other issues, including a range of addictions. And when young boys witness this in their fathers, the cycle often repeats.

    On today’s episode, Warren dives deep into this and related topics, sharing the details of his personal story in the process.

    Tune in to hear the full conversation and check out Warren’s podcasts to explore more.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39DVogm

  • Diet influences a vast array of body functions. Eating poorly not only dictates how your body operates, but it can also affect your mental health. There are many opinions about what “good” nutrition looks like – and now more than ever, it is important to listen to evidence over anecdotes.

    Rohini Bajekal is a nutritionist and author who is joining us to discuss hormonal health, and how adding plants to one’s diet can improve overall wellness. Her background in nutritional health has greatly influenced her current mission to educate people about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by following a well-balanced diet.

    Tune in now to learn about:

    How hormonal health is linked to diet and lifestyle. How plant-based diets can support healthy living. The importance of having fiber in your diet.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Viome. Use the code GENIUS to get an extra $20 off on Health Intelligence Test. Check it out now: Viome

    Take charge of your hormonal health today by following the science and listening to experts!

    You can visit Rohini Bajekal’s website here to learn more about her work.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3wHpqrF

  • If you see a police officer choking someone to death … is it morally permissible to shoot the police officer to save the person?

    Professor Jason Brennan from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, argues that yes, it would indeed be just and morally permissible.

    Press play to discover:

    Why people do not reason well when it comes to politics How the democratic system could be improved How politicians modify their behavior in order to mirror voters and win votes

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!

    Brennan focuses on issues that lie at the intersection of politics, philosophy, and economics, many of which are considered “taboo” by most.

    In today's show, he discusses a number of his views, including why democracy is a flawed system, why “politics makes most people stupid,” his take on Brexit, and the differences between how voting is currently done and how it should be done.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

  • The approach to Women’s Health continues to shift as medical experts research alternative methods. Many doctors are finding that the best way to prevent female-specific disease is by implementing healthy lifestyle changes.

    Joining us on this podcast is Dr. Nitu Bajekal. Dr. Bajekal is a Gynaecologist, Women’s Health Specialist, and co-author of Living PCOS Free. With over 35 years of clinical experience in this field, Dr. Bajekal tackles a diverse range of female-associated problems – all coming from a perspective of lifestyle medicine.

    Listen now as Dr. Bajekal discusses:

    Her extensive background in Women’s Health. The effects of insulin on the body. How she treats and manages chronic diseases using lifestyle medicine. The “six pillars” of lifestyle medicine.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Viome. Use the code GENIUS to get an extra $20 off on Health Intelligence Test. Check it out now: Viome

    Tune in now to learn about how listening to proven science can greatly improve female-based health!

    To learn more about Dr. Bajekal and her work, visit https://nitubajekal.com

    Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3a1RrSY

  • One of the biggest issues with the supplement industry is that it’s unregulated, and many people don’t really know whether they’re getting a safe and effective product. Sarah and Josh Bowmar wanted to change that, and they did. It all started with a cup of “protein hot chocolate.”

    Tune in to learn:

    How to navigate the supplement industry and know how to identify poor vs. quality products The significance of manufacturing in a GMP, FDA, and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory The presence of heavy metals in various supplements, and the importance of reading certificates of analyses How far companies will go to cut costs – at the expense of your health

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!


    In 2018, Sarah and Josh launched Bowmar Nutrition with the intention of selling just one product: protein hot chocolate. But when six weeks’ worth of product sold out in just eight days, they decided to dive a bit deeper into the world of nutrition and supplements.

    Over the past four years, they’ve expanded their product line to include everything from protein bars and electrolytes and nootropics, to bone broth and antler chews for dogs.

    Learn more about what to watch out for (and avoid!) when shopping for supplements.

    Check out https://bowmarnutrition.com/ to learn more and view the full range of quality products offered at Bowmar Nutrition.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3MKIBr6

  • Nutrition is a relatively new science. With this comes the revolving concept of what defines “good” nutrition, and what defines “bad” nutrition. As nutritional science evolves, many experts are finding new and innovative ways to nourish our bodies with holistic and well-balanced diets.

    Vesanto Melina, MS is a registered dietitian, consultant, and speaker. Along with this, she is the author of Kick Diabetes, Becoming Vegan, and many other nutrition-based publications. Her long history with nutritional health has informed her refined relationship with vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diets. Vesanto Melina uses her research to help individuals fine-tune their plant-based diets and lead healthy nutritional lives.

    Listen now to hear Vesanto Melina discuss:

    How nutrition has changed over the years. How making healthy lifestyle changes can influence your overall wellness. Why plant-based diets are naturally low in fat. Common mistakes that people make with vegetarian and vegan diets.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!


    Can switching to a plant-based diet mitigate major health problems? See for yourself by tuning in now!

    To find more information about Vesanto Melina, you can visit her website at nutrispeak.ca.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/381Lepu

  • In this episode, our host, Richard Jacobs walks us through his recent visit to the Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City, OK. With the many marvels he witnessed, Richard took numerous photographs and integrated 31 of them into a book – accompanied by 7 observations of what he saw.

    The Museum of Osteology focuses on the function and form of the skeletal system. It does so by displaying hundreds of skeletal remains from all over the world. The exhibits included in the museum are aimed at revealing the wonders of the vertebrate kingdom and celebrating the beauty of the natural world.

    Listen to this podcast to hear Richard discuss:

    The origins of the Museum of Osteology and the background its founder. What is held inside the walls of the museum. The 7 observations he had during his visit. The many interesting things that bones can do.

    It’s important to remain interested in everything we do and to ask questions to continue to grow. Richard Jacobs gives us insight into how he did just that in this fascinating story about a simple visit to a museum in Oklahoma City.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3PvCQiV

  • Why can it be so challenging to wake up in the morning? Based on an individual's circadian rhythms, exposure to morning light can make all the difference. Press play to learn:

    Why morning light is so important The best way to influence your circadian rhythm How sleep influences memory formation

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Viome. Use the code GENIUS to get an extra $20 off on Health Intelligence Test. Check it out now: Viome


    Russell Foster, Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, shares his research on how light regulates our lives as vertebrates.

    Our eyes' exposure to light has a special relationship with our sleeping and waking patterns. While initially thought to be an internal master clock, this is no longer considered to be true.

    Many factors can determine whether an individual is a night owl or an early bird. However, while everyone is unique, there are significant benefits to morning light exposure, and it can even help "reset" your circadian rhythm.

    For more resources, visit https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/research/sleep-circadian-neuroscience-institute.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

  • You’ve surely asked yourself the age-old question: what factors influence my weight? Well, there are many approaches to that question, and it’s getting harder to distinguish between the accurate and false information available. Fortunately, there are scientists who are seeking answers by going back to basics and investigating inherent biological mechanisms within other animals.

    Returning to the podcast is Dr. Richard J. Johnson, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, as well as a physician, researcher, and author. Dr. Johnson recently released a new book entitled “Nature Wants You To Be Fat”. This publication is for people who are interested in the science behind why we gain weight – and how to prevent it.

    Listen now to learn about:

    The interconnected nature between weight gain and innate biological design. How vitamin C affects weight gain in animals. What fructose does within the body once it is metabolized.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Viome. Use the code GENIUS to get an extra $20 off on Health Intelligence Test. Check it out now: Viome

    Can we manage our weight based on information gathered from other animals? Tune in to find out now!

    You can learn more about Dr. Johnson and purchase his publications by visiting drrichardjohnson.com.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3L3PuSO

  • As you age, you lose stem cells. Scientists have found that collecting younger samples of these cells can be effective for future medical treatment. Being your own stem cell donor can come with a plethora of benefits, and many researchers believe that you will thank yourself later for thinking ahead.

    Joining us on this podcast is Steven Clausnitzer. Steven is the CEO and co-founder of Forever Labs, an adult stem cell banking and storage company. Forever Labs uses an outpatient procedure to harvest adult Mesenchymal stem cells for prospective medical treatments down the road.

    In this episode, you will hear Steven address topics such as:

    The origins of Forever Labs. The advantages of stem cell banking and storage. The procedures behind stem cell harvesting. How using stem cells prophylactically can prevent age-related diseases.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!

    To learn more about Forever Labs and their services, you can visit foreverlabs.com.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3Fx3NOK

  • Joining us on this episode is Dr. Jason Kindrachuk. Dr. Kindrachuk is an assistant professor in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba. In addition to this, he is also Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging viruses. His research primarily focuses on the circulation, transmission, and pathogenesis of emerging viruses. Currently, Dr. Kindrachuk is investigating the many complexities of viruses and what measures we can take to control them.

    Listen now to explore topics like:

    Where viruses can exist in nature. How infectious diseases can spread through asymptomatic individuals. How recognizing the relationship between different viruses can help us combat future infections.

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!


    With the proper analysis, can we curb the spread of viruses before they go too far? Follow along on this conversational journey with Dr. Kindrachuk to find out now!

    To learn more about Dr. Kindrachuk and his work, you can visit umanitoba.ca.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3w9ZtAw


  • Why is the preservation of freshwater habitats so crucial? With the abundance of unique populations of fish that utilize these ecosystems, the destruction of freshwater environments could be devastating.

    Press play to learn:

    The function of a natal stream Why the Chinook salmon population has been reduced Possible solutions that could help stop population reduction

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!

    Andrew Rypel, an associate professor and Peter B. Moyle & California Trout Chair, shares his efforts to preserve the freshwater environments of California.

    Many species rely on the unique environments offered in the California landscape. One of the most prominent wildlife groups is freshwater fish, which has faced conservation challenges for much of recent history.

    With a booming population and agriculture industry, conservation efforts may not be as effective as many would like. However, with an improving understanding of these freshwater environments, population reduction may be slowed, and the unique groups of fish that rely on such bodies can continue to be protected.

    Visit https://sites.google.com/view/rypel-lab/home to learn more.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3M4J9ry

  • What makes the absence of antimatter puzzling? Since we know it is produced, not being able to observe it opens a host of new questions.

    Listen up to learn:

    The essence of the Muon g-2 project How the medium in which a particle travels affects it What the supersymmetry theory is

    Offer:
    This episode is sponsored by Bowmar Nutrition. To receive a 5% discount, use the code GENIUS5 at checkout. Go to BowmarNutrition.com to shop now!

    Chris Polly, the project manager of the Muon g-2 project, shares his work with accelerator experiments and what they may lead to.

    Accelerator physics experiments have the potential to reveal an entirely new set of answers to the questions surrounding our universe. From particles winking in and out of existence to the search for antimatter, it is truly the bleeding edge.

    The Muon g-2 project holds the potential to reveal some of the universe's inner workings. Using principles that have been long-established in combination with new theories, the possibilities are fascinating.

    Visit https://muon-g-2.fnal.gov to learn more.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3M11aat

  • The sensory and navigational abilities of migratory birds are a staggering phenomenon. As birds continue to complete successful voyages spanning thousands of miles, scientists have many questions about how they are able to do so with such accuracy and precision.

    Dr. Henrik Mouritsen is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry as well as a permanent Full Professor at the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, Germany. As an individual that has been particularly interested in birds from a young age, Dr. Mouritsen has been researching the behavior of these animals for years. In particular, he is curious about how they utilize the earth’s magnetic field for navigation.

    Tune in now to hear Dr. Mouritsen discuss:

    How birds are able to distinguish between north and south. The interaction between specific colors of light and magnetic fields. Why many birds migrate at night.

    Offer:
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    Can we untangle the many mysteries of birds’ navigational methods? How can quantum physics help us figure this out? Find out now from an investigator at the forefront of this research!

    You can learn more about Dr. Mouritsen and his work at www.quantumbirds.eu and uol.de.

    Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

    Episode also available on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3whg5GJ

  • What makes the microplastic problem so hard to solve? With Varied sizes and states, this range of particles requires an interdisciplinary solution. Listen up to learn:

    Why the microplastics problem requires a varied approach If nanoparticles' charge affects their ability to be broken down The factors that impact the degradation of microplastics

    Offer:
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    Orlin Velev and Nathan Crook of NC State University share their interdisciplinary work to begin offering solutions to the problem of microplastics and nanoparticles in the environment.

    Microplastics in the ocean have been causing issues for the environment far beyond what we understood in recent history. However, a solution is challenging to find since the problem cannot only be approached from one discipline.

    Through the combination of efforts from various fields, new solutions are being tested and implemented in multiple environments. However, the ocean presents a unique problem since so many factors play a role in the degradation of plastics.

    To learn more, visit https://www.cbe.ncsu.edu/velevgroup/ and https://www.crooklab.net.

    Please have a look at the Slides Below and learn more about the Project Orlin Velev and Nathan Crook are working on:

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    Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

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