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Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Impact Theory is a business and mindset-focused interview show that will teach anyone aspiring to greatness the secrets to success. The show is hosted by Tom Bilyeu - a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the #2 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition and former host of the viral hit Youtube series Inside Quest (viewed over 100,000,000 times). Bilyeu is known for his passion and preparation. Always eager to truly learn from his guests, Bilyeu digs deep and brings the urgency of someone hungry to put what he’s learning to immediate use - making the show not only entertaining and energetic, but also hyper-useful.
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Apr 21, 2020

Jewel’s story of fame and success starts with an abusive household and a stint of homelessness, combined with all the anxiety and negativity that you would expect from those beginnings. But her story takes an unexpected turn when she shares the way she overcame all of that negativity. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Jewel explains how she taught herself to be addicted to positive behavior, describes what constitutes real change, and shares the fascinating question she learned to ask herself that transformed her whole life.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

When Jewel was homeless, she decided to change her life one thought at a time [1:40]

If we can be addicted to negative things, then we can become addicted to positive actions [6:34]

Jewel describes some of her simple methods of controlling her thoughts and emotions [11:15]

What do you do if your nurturing was so bad that you lost your true nature? [12:55]

Practicing every day is the key to dramatic life change [17:14]

Tom and Jewel discuss the importance of diet and exercise [19:31]

Jewel defines exactly what constitutes change [22:33]

Jewel shares what she learned after being adopted by Native Americans at 15 [25:46]

What if you’re not broken? What if you don’t need to be fixed? [29:22]

Jewel explains how she learned to tell the truth instead of being positive or negative [35:28]

The point of spirituality is not to control your environment [37:30]

Jewel and Tom discuss the experience of grief and letting go [39:55]

Jewel describes forgiveness as she sees it [41:12]

Jewel talks about growing up in very rural Alaska [43:52]

Jewel shares her story of touring as a folk singer during the heydey of grunge [47:27]

Perfectionism and having a point to prove are rocket fuel, but they also limit you [49:32]

Jewel shares the impact she wants to have on the world [54:32]

 

QUOTES:

 

“I am not my thoughts. I am the observer of my thoughts.” [5:57]

 

“What you don’t give birth to will destroy you.” [24:12]

 

“What if I’m not broken? What if I’m attacking this entire problem, trying to fix myself, from the entirely wrong perspective? When something’s broken, when you feel broken inside, you feel like something outside of you has to fix you…”  [32:58]

 

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BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Never Broken”, Jewel, https://amzn.to/3cxDicp 

Apr 18, 2020

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Apr 17, 2020

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Apr 16, 2020

It’s hard to believe that there is any sort of a bright side to the coronavirus pandemic. But if any two people can find that silver lining, it’s Tom Bilyeu and Noah Kagan. And on this episode of Conversations with Tom, they both explain how they have found positivity, confidence and even joy during some of the toughest times many of us will ever live through. They describe their processes for making every day a great day, the one simple tactic every budding entrepreneur needs to master, the conditions under which people should be willing to work for free, and how they have both learned to thrive in chaos.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom talks about what he misses about doing shows in person [0:43]

Noah says the quarantine actually brought him out of his cave [2:34]

You will absolutely get more of what you focus on [5:16]

Noah has been experimenting with how to reduce fear and gain control [8:14]

How to use a mood board to get your day moving in the right direction [12:20]

What makes a great day? How do you build confidence? [18:33]

Why not make more days an awesome day? [22:45]

Why does Tom have any non-fun work? [25:08]

What do you do if your superpower is not discipline? Why is taking action so important? [27:25]

It’s really easy to get what you want when you know what you want [32:40]

What would Tom have done differently with the young man he mentored? [41:22]

Why it’s so important to ask, and to be persistent [45:45]

Noah talks about how he follows his curiosity and explores [49:43]

Build your business or career on what you already care about or enjoy [54:20]

Don’t ask people what they need help with. Figure it out and present it to them. [59:23]

Noah explains why it’s so important to limit yourself and set small goals [1:05:40]

Businesses evolve, so get going, and don’t act like some work is beneath you [1:13:32]

Noah tells the story of a guy who wanted to sell a toothbrush [1:17:37]

Tom and Noah talk about not judging themselves or even their mental states [1:20:17]

Tom and Noah talk about facing their fears and why Noah has a gun under his bed [1:30:01]

Noah tries to convince Tom to purchase a gun [1:39:17]

Tom and Noah discuss jiu jitsu and boxing [1:45:11]

What are some great ways to recharge? [1:48:04]

Tom and Noah both thrive in chaos [1:52:45]

Tom and Noah tell some jokes [1:56:20]

 

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Apr 14, 2020

In times of quarantine, pandemic and isolation, self-care is more important than ever. During crises like these, all of us need to be willing to prioritize ourselves in order to keep everyone else healthy. As a result, Impact Theory has compiled an episode featuring extraordinary clips from some amazing guests on the topic of self-care. Les Brown, Kelly McGonigal, Cal Newport, Lori Harder, Brendon Burchard, Tucker Max, Ed Mylett, and James Altucher, along with host Tom Bilyeu, share stories, tips and tactics on how to best take care of yourself. Find out how to get out from under negative self-talk, see why staying physically active is so critical, and watch a powerful example of why we all need to remain grateful for what we do have.

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Les Brown explains why you need to believe that you can get out from under the labels [1:36]

How you live your life is a result of the story you tell yourself about yourself [3:27]

Kelly McGonigal explains why movement is so critical to mental well-being [4:43]

Other than thinking and planning, everything we do is a form of physical movement [6:23]

Cal Newport talks about why we need to take breaks from social media [7:42]

How to regain your solitude and carve out time for yourself [9:33]

Lori Harder advocates staying in touch with your playful, goofy side [10:31]

Brendon Burchard describes his methods for forming and keeping great relationships [14:15]

Tucker Max explains why you have to connect to and acknowledge your emotions [17:27]

Tucker shares his story of psychoanalysis and the value of a non-judgmental mirror [19:00]

Ed Mylett advocates the power and necessity of stacking gratitude [20:24]

James Altucher shares his story of learning to deal with failure and depression [22:42]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Life is going to beat up on you in so many ways. Negative thoughts and how you feel about yourself. They don’t die. They come back once you stop doing the maintenance work on your mind.” Les Brown [4:26]

 

“Human beings, as individuals and as a species, we thrive when we are active.” Kelly McGonagil [6:06]

 

“I repel all the jerks.” Brendon Burchard [16:29]

 

“Every day I think, am I eliminating toxic people from my life and focusing on positive people who I love and want to support, and they love and want to support me?” James Altucher [25:22]

 

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Les Brown: https://bit.ly/34cB3Z1 

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Cal Newport: calnewport.com

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Brendon Burchard: https://bit.ly/34cAUEX 

Tucker Max: tuckermax.com

Ed Mylett: https://bit.ly/2JJidz7 

James Altucher: https://bit.ly/2Xe8etN 

Apr 9, 2020

Harvard researcher David Sinclair has devoted his life to understanding and promoting human longevity. He wrote about pandemics in the book Lifespan, and on this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu he synthesizes the data we have about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He explains what the virus is and how it spreads, describes the way it mutates, and discusses what people should do to protect themselves from this new coronavirus.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

David shuts down a lot of the bogus information about COVID-19 [1:06]

What is a virus? What is its structure? [3:10]

David explains why thinking of a virus like glitter actually makes sense [4:22]

The virus mutates every few days, but the mutations have not been too different yet [7:08]

Coronaviruses will probably keep appearing every few years [9:04]

Tom and David discuss the differences between COVID-19 and the common cold [10:08]

Herd immunity is the only way we will overcome COVID-19 [11:37]

David explains why he is optimistic and hopeful [13:03]

Experts always believed that the next human catastrophe was going to be a virus [18:08]

There are new kits that can identify COVID-19 rapidly [21:15]

How do we prepare for future pandemics? [25:11]

People’s mentality about the cost of pandemic preparedness will have to change [26:53]

How can we prevent unhealthy contact between humans and animals? [28:00]

David explains why viruses mutate even though most mutations are self-destructive [29:59]

There are thousands of viruses, and most are not harmful [32:47]

What can people do to protect themselves from COVID-19 [34:02]

Tom and David discuss whether you should eat fresh fruit and vegetables [38:20]

David talks about how humidity affects the virus [39:25]

David describes the most important recommendation he would make [41:10]

 

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Apr 7, 2020

Right now most of us are suffering through the effects of a global pandemic, one way or another. And perhaps one of the best ways to deal with such collective pain is to listen to those who have already overcome serious trauma in their own lives. Fran Drescher has survived both a vicious sexual assault and uterine cancer, and has managed to find ways to turn those experiences into something positive. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Fran Drescher talks openly about the mistakes she made when first trying to heal, then describes what actually worked. She also details the efforts she makes to trust and take control of her body, discusses what it really means to live in the present moment, and even shares some simple actions anyone can take that kill viruses.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

UHF is the movie Tom has seen more than any other [0:43]

What is the secret to overcoming trauma? [1:39]

Fran credits her closest friends with helping her deal with her most severe trauma [7:57]

Fran talks about how her dogs have also helped her, and why her dog now is part wolf [12:40]

Fran did make the mistake of trying to be superwoman, and trying to ignore her pain [14:00]

Fran discusses the way emotional trauma lodges itself in specific areas of the body [17:22]

Why you have to get comfortable sitting with your pain [20:37]

Buddhism helped Fran become more present [22:59]

Time escapes us because we dwell in the future or the past [25:47]

Look around yourself. Notice where you are. [28:33]

Fran continued her friendship with the woman who was raped in her home [30:33]

Fran talks about how experiencing cancer makes it harder to trust your body [32:16]

Why you have to take control of your body, especially in the midst of a pandemic [35:28]

Honor your body [38:39]

Fran discusses common household products that are making us sick [40:08]

Fran explains what grounding is and why it matters [41:10]

Fran talks about simple actions and remedies that kill viruses [44:22]

Laughter really is the best medicine [45:27]

Fran shares the impact she wants to have on the world [50:47]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Pain will find its way in your body if you don’t let it out.” [15:26]

 

“To become a well-rounded human being, you must acknowledge who you are.” [22:22]

 

“Look at the mundane with wide-eyed wonder.” [28:56]

 

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Apr 4, 2020

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Normally, people are twice as happy and find their lives much more meaningful when they are with their spouse. However, current quarantines may be causing stress for some couples. The sheer amount of time spent together is uncharted territory for many relationships. On this episode of Women of Impact, host Lisa Bilyeu and her husband Tom Bilyeu discuss the tactics, strategies and rules of engagement they have used to keep their relationship strong and growing for 19 years and counting. They discuss how to avoid letting the small things frustrate you, how to lift each other up, and how to hopefully find a way to make this surprise quarantine fun and empowering.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

How do you avoid getting annoyed with each other over small things? [3:39]

How to view everything that happens as practice, and then make it fun [5:50]

Don’t tell me I’ve done something wrong after I’ve done it [9:06]

Why you have to take responsibility for yourself instead of matching negative energy [10:23]

It’s OK to match your partner’s righteous indignation, but not their anxiety [12:42]

Do not tell someone they are being irrational. Wait for emotional sobriety [16:31]

How do you make space for yourself in a situation that seems impossible? [17:37]

How do you deal with a partner who isn’t willing to do the work in a relationship? [21:26]

Lisa talks about writing her “quarantine script” in real time [23:38]

What would need to be true for this experience to be positive? [25:08]

Why you shouldn’t let “dust settle” [27:06]

You have to know exactly why things are bothering you [28:38]

How to talk to someone who is agitated without getting them even more angry [31:55]

What is one thing couples can do right now to get stronger? [34:35]

Why you absolutely must take selfish time [37:13]

Tom and Lisa used to do relationship theory, which you can still find on YouTube [39:21]

 

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Apr 2, 2020

Is human potential really limitless? Jim Kwik isn’t 100% sure, but he is going to figure out how to push himself and the rest of the world far past wherever most people believe human limits are. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Jim Kwik and Tom Bilyeu discuss the power of the mind, the true formula for motivation, and the methods anyone can apply to improve and grow. They also delve into a wonderful conversation of their favorite comic book characters, explain why video games can be so helpful, and discuss why you should determine what your dominant question is.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Tom talks about what power is and how powerful concepts can become trite [1:33]

Jim and Tom discuss it’s better to think of everything as practice and not performance [4:52]

Tom explains his methods of staying calm during video games and why he does it [8:53]

How do you instigate flow? How do you trigger it? [11:42]

Jim shares the story of how he heard the message of responsibility [16:01]

If you change core beliefs it will change all sorts of sub-beliefs [17:45]

Being able to look nakedly at your inadequacies without feeling bad about yourself [20:29]

Tom discusses luck by sharing the story of how he met Lisa [24:27]

Jim and Tom talk about whether beliefs should be true or just useful [28:11]

Are there things you want to get better at but you’re just not willing to put in the work? [31:37]

Tom brings up the fact that the world pushup record seems impossible even to him [33:15]

The most infinite resource on planet earth is human potential [35:01]

Tom discusses disruption in the comic book marketplace [36:37]

Life is the choice between birth and death [41:35]

How do you stay energized and enthusiastic over decades? [44:40]

Jim explains his 3-part formula for motivation [49:30]

Jim talks about the necessity of energy and small, simple steps along with purpose [53:25]

Tom talks about how distractions sap your energy and thus your time [57:39]

Mindset is the set of attitudes and assumptions we have [1:00:49]

How and why do people self-sabotage? [1:01:36]

Jim and Tom discuss Bruce Lee and what they learned from him [1:08:20]

You’ll lose your drive if you’re fueled by other people’s expectations [1:14:54]

Tom talks about Taoism, Star Wars and martial arts [1:18:30]

Jim discusses his mixed feelings towards professional fighting [1:22:26]

A person should be capable of great violence, and then keep it in check [1:25:29]

Predators don’t follow the same conventions that everyone else does [1:27:40]

The only people who will make an impact are those that intelligently break the rules [1:34:45]

Tom and Jim discuss Iron Man, Stan Lee’s favorite character [1:36:21]

We can attach to fictional characters as a template to make change [1:40:42]

What is your dominant question? [1:46:30]

Tom reveals his own dominant question [1:52:55]

The power of our questions determine our focus [1:55:29]

Jim issues a challenge to listeners [2:03:44]

 

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Mar 31, 2020

How powerful is meditation? Well, billionaire Ray Dalio literally credits it as the primary reason for whatever success he’s had. Vishen Lakhiani uses it to bend reality. And Tim Storey meditates so that he can “think big in small places.” On this special Impact Theory clips show with Tom Bilyeu, those three guests, along with Joe Dispenza, Dr. Shefali, Robert Greene, Colin O’Brady and Molly Bloom describe the science, the experience, and the power of meditation. Find out exactly how meditation affects you biologically, how to instantly go into a meditative state, and why meditation has led so many extraordinary people to liberation, fearlessness, and success.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Joe Dispenza explains how meditation affects you on a biological level [1:52]

Dr. Shefali explains how meditation leads to the liberation of the self [4:55]

Dr. Shefali’s meditation is the most basic type, just following your breath [7:01]

Robert Greene talks about how he uses meditation to reset his mind every day [7:40]

Vishen Lakhiani explains that meditation helps you bend reality [10:13]

Surrendering and going within allows you to tap into your deep intuition [11:48]

Colin O’Brady describes the ups and downs of learning to meditate [13:19]

Molly Bloom pursued a crisis mindset (liberated and fearless) without being in a crisis [16:46]

Tim Storey explains how to instantly go into a state of meditation [19:02]

Meditation is to set your mind, so focus on a mindset of gratitude [20:36]

Ray Dalio credits meditation and overcoming his ego for his success [21:50]

 

QUOTES:

 

Ray Dalio: “Meditation is fantastic. Meditation is the biggest gift I can give anyone. And I would say, more than anything, it is whatever reason for success I’ve had.” [21:56]

 

Tim Storey: “Think big in small places.” [21:43]

 

Vishen Lakhiani: “Meditation helps you bend reality.” [10:58]

 

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Dr. Shefali: https://bit.ly/3blRcgQ 

Robert Greene: https://bit.ly/39kNrH6 

Vishen Lakhiani: https://bit.ly/3dtFpPB

Colin O’Brady: https://bit.ly/3br0PLi

Molly Bloom: https://bit.ly/2Jh4b7z

Tim Storey: https://bit.ly/2WEzLnT

Ray Dalio: https://bit.ly/39hC1nM

Mar 26, 2020

Right now, as the novel coronavirus spreads rapidly and makes headlines, it is a great time to think about your immune system. This special clip episode of Health Theory brings together some of the finest minds in functional medicine to discuss the immune system with host Tom Bilyeu. Naveen Jain, Steven Gundry, Rangan Chatterjee, Jillian Teta, Mark Hyman and Jolene Brighten explain what exactly the immune system is, how to level it up, and what we should eat for maximum immune health. 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dr. Steven Gundry says that if you want to cure disease, head to the gut [0:37]

Naveen Jain explains how the immune system is based in the gut’s microbiome [2:36]

Rangan Chatterjee illuminates the connection between your gut, diet and immune system [6:35]

Jillian Teta describes the incredible diversity of gut bacteria [9:56]

Dr. Mark Hyman explains that all food is information [13:44]

Mark shares a list of recommended foods to improve immune system functioning [15:06]

Many processed foods are even worse for you than table sugar [16:54]

Dr. Jolene Brighten explains why processed foods and sugar are so inflammatory [19:45] 

Jolene recommends the best way to get healthy fats and protein [23:04]

 

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Steven Gundry: https://bit.ly/3aldKhL 

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Mark Hyman: https://bit.ly/3ajQmBl 

Jolene Brighten: https://bit.ly/3dx7UMb 

Mar 24, 2020

Dave Hollis has always been somewhat skeptical about self-help, but in the long run that skepticism has served him very well. He always questions the hypotheses being put forward, both by self-appointed gurus and his own subconscious. As a result, he combines incredible vulnerability and self-awareness with a rigorously logical and brutally honest mindset. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dave Hollis goes into incredible depth on the connections between failure, growth and fulfillment. While describing those connections he talks about his experiences with therapy, explains how he uses journaling so effectively, and even shares a few tips on marriage.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Dave explains why he still calls himself a skeptic [3:20]

Dave admits that he had to get super-stuck in order to embrace self-help [4:58]

Tom and Dave discuss the power of negative visualization [8:32]

Motivation is built through consistent habits and constantly pushing yourself [12:15]

Dave talks about how he finished a challenge he thought might be impossible [15:53]

You must test the truth of the stories you’ve been told [19:54]

None of us are broken, but we all have seasons of brokenness [20:53]

Dave explains how he uses journaling to get down to the subconscious [23:38]

Dave describes the reasons why therapy was so helpful for him [25:38]

Are other people’s opinions real? Are they important? [27:41]

Dave and Tom discuss the connection between growth. discomfort and fulfillment [29:42]

It’s a guarantee in a startup that you are going to experience failure [36:15]

Dave talks about how difficult it was to no longer be the primary bread-winner [39:00]

Dave gives a few tips on marriage [44:14]

Dave shares the impact he wants to have on the world [47:11]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If there’s something in a story that was given to you through the lens of someone else’s fear, you have to test the hypothesis of your truth.” [19:33]

“None of us are broken. We have seasons of brokenness.” [21:51]

“If you are in a position where you can’t fail, you are also in a position where you will never be fulfilled.” [33:01]

“You cannot mute the anxiety without also muting the joy.” [34:02]

 

FOLLOW DAVE:

 

WEBSITE: thehollisco.com 

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FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/39HsqYc 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2IDklb0 

 

 

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“Get Out of Your Own Way”, Dave Hollis https://amzn.to/2UbB7DR  [2:50]

“Spark”, John Ratey https://amzn.to/38EY6fH [29:58]

Mar 19, 2020

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Max Lugavere’s mother suffered terribly from both dementia and cancer in her final months, and watching her pain spurred him to try to understand exactly why so many of us suffer from so many kinds of chronic illness. His conclusion is that, essentially, the odds are stacked against the average person trying to live a healthy life. And so now his mission is to help as many people as possible become smarter, healthier and happier. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Max Lugavere and Tom Bilyeu touch on almost every possible aspect of a good lifestyle. The discussion ranges from the best diet for someone with terminal cancer to the surprising benefits of heat exposure for those who are already active and vital. Along the way they talk about the pros and cons of the carnivore and keto diets, and describe the best ways to detox the body and brain.

SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it take to have a healthy brain today? [0:26]

It’s scary the extent that the odds are stacked against us [2:10]

The treatment options for dementia and cancer are very limited [4:13]

Max shares the story of his mother’s terminal illness [7:53]

Tom and Max discuss watching someone fade away in extreme suffering [12:26]

Tom talks about someone who had both dementia and type 2 diabetes [16:14]

Max channels a lot of the angst over losing his mother into his work [17:52]

Max discusses why people with cancer should go ahead and eat delicious food [21:24]

Max and Tom discuss physician-assisted suicide [27:30]

What kinds of environmental toxins should people be avoiding? [30:24]

You can’t completely escape toxins, so it’s better to focus on detoxing [36:55]

Max discusses the best vegetables for detoxification [39:40]

What constitutes high cholesterol? [43:42]

Tom talks about how he was just about to go carnivore, but now he has doubts [45:54]

Max explains why he thinks it’s important to include vegetables in the diet [52:10]

Protein should be prioritized in every meal [55:58]

Tom discusses the keto diet and how a high-fat diet helped him [59:23]

Tom talks about how bad his diet was as a kid and college student [1:06:05]

Max explains the best ways to get plenty of healthy fats in your diet [1:08:12]

Tom riffs on how evil polar bears are and how toxic their livers can be [1:12:55]

Max and Tom talk about our body’s internal clocks [1:15:17]

Tom talks about how he’s capable of overeating even when he fasts [1:22:33]

Max and Tom discuss the ideal times and temperatures for sleep [1:25:47]

Tom and Max talk about the benefits of cold exposure [1:30:30]

What are the benefits of heat exposure? [1:35:45]

Tom and Max discuss the possible benefits of contrast therapy [1:42:41]

 

FOLLOW MAX:

 

WEBSITE: maxlugavere.com 

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Mar 17, 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic bringing the world to a halt; on this special edition of Impact Theory, Tom interviews Behavioral Neuroscientist Jud Brewer on how to keep your cool in hectic times such as these. Jud would like like to offer Impact Theory listeners a 30% discount on his apps including Unwinding Anxiety, Jud's clinically proven app for dealing with stress and anxiety.
 
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Mar 12, 2020

Best known for her wise advocacy of bone broth and collagen, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci focuses her medical practice and her writing on ways to heal the gut, slow aging and reverse inflammation. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Kellyann Petrucci describes diets and lifestyle choices for anyone interested in longevity, weight loss or stress reduction. She also shares her own story of overcoming burnout without sacrificing ambition, describes the incredible complexity of gut health, and advocates visualizing your own “television show” where you see yourself in exactly the place you want to be.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

What are the lifestyle changes people should make for maximum longevity? [1:01]

The problem with Keto is that people don’t get enough fiber. So how about Keto 2.0? [3:19]

Kellyann advocates ancestral nutrition and learning to read your own body [4:37]

The first principle of a good diet is to eat the highest quality food they can get [7:23]

Kellyann explains how to get a good balance in your diet [9:15]

Kellyann defines what exactly Keto 2.0 is [10:53]

Kellyann explains how much of her stress was caused by her lack of boundaries [13:07]

Kellyann describes the kinds of exercise and meditation she does [16:25]

What are the signs that you are getting burned out and crushed by stress? [17:39]

Kellyann strongly advocates visualizing the personal and business life you want [19:59]

What are the biggest things that most people regret? [23:21]

Not honoring who you really are is destructive to your body [25:37]

Most autoimmune problems start with gut issues [28:17]

Kellyann describes the many ways to use bone broth effectively [30:32]

You have to have foundational beauty or else the cosmetic surgery won’t help [32:45]

What one change can people make that will improve their health the most? [35:00]

 

FOLLOW KELLYANN:

 

WEBSITE: https://drkellyann.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2wLe4rh 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/32mGwvr 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/38XnFJQ 

Mar 10, 2020

Are you aiming to get to the next level? This episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu combines some of the best success tips that have ever aired on the show. And as Tom says, “The best thing about these pieces of advice is that they are things anyone can do immediately. They’re easy, practical, obtainable, and--when used regularly--can change your life.” Guests Robin Sharma, Meagan Good, Mark Manson, Dame Dash, Rachel Hollis, Hal Elrod, Ramit Sethi and Sam Harris share some of their most useful advice, all in the space of one half-hour video.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Robin Sharma explains how to eliminate distractions and cultivate high energy [1:24]

How to improve your entire day by getting the most out of the first hour [3:01]

Meagan Good explains how she deals with rejection, failure and unfairness [6:12]

Meagan talks about why her mother is her hero [8:01]

Mark Manson discusses the importance of values and how they define us [9:56]

How to use visualization effectively [11:51]

Dame Dash describes his visualization process and why he seeks other perspectives [14:40]

Rachel Hollis talks about dealing with self-sabotage and being a people-pleaser [17:51]

Hal Elrod says that birth and death are the two sides of love [21:46]

Hal uses affirmations to direct his focus [24:28]

Ramit Sethi explains how to get a 25k raise [26:16]

Sam Harris describes meditation as jiu jitsu of the mind [29:35]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Why is it less scary to work out than to just think? And it doesn’t take any physical effort. It’s about a perspective. Why are people so scared of the unknown?”  [17:07]

 

“Birth and death are just as inevitable. And they are two sides of the same coin, which is life.” [22:45]

 

“Before the sun rises is the time of least distraction.” [3:26]

 

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Robin Sharma: https://bit.ly/2w3SEFf 

Meagan Good: https://bit.ly/3c2cbXi 

Mark Manson: https://bit.ly/2v0uz2h 

Dame Dash: https://bit.ly/2ST4Qle 

Rachel Hollis: https://bit.ly/2SV2iDq 

Hal Elrod: https://bit.ly/38URWcj 

Ramit Sethi: https://bit.ly/3c5F7xK 

Sam Harris: https://bit.ly/380D0YU 

Mar 5, 2020

We have over-complicated health and wellness. And we may be emphasizing food and exercise too much when stress, touch and sex are just as important. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee knows that people are needlessly suffering, and change is quite possible. Not only is it possible, but it may be much simpler than most people realize. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, Rangan and Tom Bilyeu discuss how crucially important human touch is, and talk extensively about how harmful stress is. Dr. Chatterjee even claims that stress is a bigger part of digestive disorders than food is. This is not the only controversial claim he makes, but he has both the research and the life experience treating patients to back up what he says. After watching this episode you may very well conclude that it’s the simple things that we need to get right: human touch, intimacy, and relaxation. The complexity and the tech can wait.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Rangan talks about hanging on to the toxic emotion of guilt as a parent [0:04]

How do you let go of toxic emotions? [2:53]

Does all addiction come down to childhood trauma? [4:33]

Tom and Rangan discuss the fact that you can’t want personal growth for someone [6:41]

Do people really need to suffer in order to get motivated to truly change? [9:59]

Rangan contends that most people are walking around unconscious to what matters [11:12]

Rangan talks about what happens when people really have to face their trauma [16:18]

Breakthroughs are extraordinary, but real change requires day-to-day work [19:33]

How do you get people to start working out who don’t want to work out? [21:37]

What do you do when your spouse is not on a growth path? [24:47]

Rangan says the point of life is to figure out who you are. Tom disagrees. [25:28]

Rangan explains losing his passion for soccer, and wonders if the passion was ever real [30:47]

Tom says that there is no such thing as a fundamental self [38:13]

Rangan says that his journey was absolutely one of letting go of false selves [40:36]

Tom advocates that everything about anyone’s worldview and values is made up [48:12]

Rangan talks about stripping away the layers of the onion to find who he really is [50:55]

Tom discusses the need for quiet and stillness to shut out everyone else’s opinions [55:55]

When you can see that your self is a construct, then you can start to un-construct it [59:10]

Diet and exercise is over-emphasized compared to overwhelming stress [1:01:33]

Rangan believes that stress is fundamentally what’s causing lower libido and infertility [1:04:09]

Stress is also a bigger component than food when it comes to digestive disorders [1:06:39]

Rangan describes methods to relax before eating [1:13:06]

Rangan and Tom discuss optimal breathing methods [1:18:01]

Rangan describes the mindfulness practices he uses [1:22:12]

Rangan and Tom discuss that how stress interferes with sex [1:23:31]

A lack of close, nourishing relationships is one of the biggest causes of stress [1:29:55]

Rangan and Tom discuss how touch has become something to be avoided [1:39:12]

Rangan recommends that everyone do what he calls a “3D greeting” [1:44:04]

There might be a point where you are having too much sex [1:48:21]

Technology has harmed intimacy [1:51:24]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“The Stress Solution”, Rangan Chatterjee

 

FOLLOW RANGAN:

 

WEBSITE: drchatterjee.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2Vm7vFH 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vfpNOn 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2PlSS1h 

Mar 5, 2020

Sports Illustrated calls Trevor Moawad “the world’s best brain trainer.” With an accolade like that, and a history of working with the world’s elite athletes, you might expect him to have some sort of fancy, highly-complex system. If so, your expectations would be wrong. Moawad keeps it simple and straight-forward, focusing on changing what people say, what they consume, and how they form habits. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Trevor Moawad discusses a realistic alternative to the trendy idea of positive thinking, explains the connection between what you say out loud and how your life turns out, and proves conclusively that, contrary to popular belief, your past does not predict your future.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Negative thinking is bad, but positive thinking doesn’t work all the time either [2:42]

It’s much easier to change what you say than it is to change what you think [7:07]

Trevor tells stories of how people talked negative outcomes into existence [8:26]

Tom and Trevor discuss Man’s Search for Meaning [12:13]

Everyone has messed up thoughts, but you don’t have to say it out loud [13:36]

Your past does not predict your future [15:48]

You have to ask: what do I want, why do I want it, and why don’t I have it [20:06]

If you watch 3 minutes of news it increases your chances of having a bad day by 27% [22:34]

Trevor explains why hope matters [23:21]

Trevor discusses why he says choice is an illusion [25:13]

Trevor shares the impact he wants to have on the world [30:12]

 

QUOTES:

 

“If someone says something out loud, it’s ten times more powerful than if they think it.” [7:07]

 

“Negativity is a multiple of four to seven times more powerful than positivity. So think about that. If I say something out loud, it’s 10x. If it’s negative, it’s four to seven times more powerful. So when I say negative things out loud, it’s 40 to 70 times more likely that that will happen--or cause a result that won’t be good for me--than if I just didn’t say anything.” [7:21]

 

“If you say stupid sh*t out loud ultimately you’re predicting and perpetuating exactly what you don’t want to have happen.” [13:42]

 

“The past is real. But the only thing that makes it predictive is if my behavior stays the same.” [16:00]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: https://moawadconsultinggroup.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2V5XmwK 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3bS3Q8w 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2T1QOgc 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life”, Trevor Moawad https://amzn.to/32b7upH 

“Man’s Search for Meaning”, Viktor Frankl https://amzn.to/39KkOUq 

Feb 27, 2020

Daniel Amen wants to see the end of mental illness, and he may very well achieve his goal. The man called “America’s favorite psychiatrist” is absolutely dedicated to improving everyone’s brain health, eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and reducing psychiatry’s reliance on pharmaceuticals as a method of first resort. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Daniel Amen discusses his methods for healing the brain, the importance of intergenerational trauma, and things you can do right now to improve your mental health.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Daniel talks about the end of mental illness [1:31]

Daniel believes the stigma surrounding mental illness comes from misunderstanding [2:34]

Daniel discusses the impact of prayer on the brain [4:52]

The first thing Daniel recommends is never pharmaceuticals [8:51]

Tom and Daniel discuss meditation and neurofeedback [10:21]

Your body responds to every single thought you have [13:28]

Why is hypnosis so powerful? [14:44]

Daniel explains how to use hypnosis effectively [16:24]

Hypnosis allows you to deal with trauma in a place that’s completely safe [20:11]

Daniel believes that we carry memories from our ancestors [21:20]

Daniel describes a good diet for brain health [27:41]

Daniel explains why a hyperbaric oxygen chamber can help with brain health [28:22]

Don’t believe every stupid thing you think! [29:33]

How to create good “tiny brain habits” [30:39]

Daniel asks everyone he works with to start with the “one page miracle” [34:02]

The end of mental illness begins with a revolution in brain health [35:40]

Daniel describes some toxins that you might not be aware of [37:18]

Of the 11 major risk factors for brain illness, being overweight includes five [39:25]

Eating unhealthy food is not a reward. It’s a punishment. [43:04]

Daniel describes the number one thing we do to damage our health [45:14]

 

FOLLOW DANIEL:

 

WEBSITE: danielamenmd.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/32nHHdN 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vcPfEe 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3c4NEkt 

Feb 25, 2020

Named one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century by Time Magazine, Deepak Chopra has long been a towering figure in alternative medicine and spirituality. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Deepak Chopra examines the nature of consciousness and pursues eternal questions like, “Who am I? What do I want? What’s my purpose? What am I grateful for?” While advocating reflection, meditation and awareness, he describes the results of the deeply examined life, and gives concrete advice on how to deal with chronic illness, day-to-day suffering, and even the fear of death. 

 

For further information about Deepak Chopra please see www.deepakchopra.com.


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SHOW NOTES:

 

Deepak describes peptides, the “molecules of emotion” [2:42]

How do you know what you know? What is the source of consciousness? [5:19]

No neuroscientist can explain exactly how electrical information becomes experience [7:35]

We have done a good job of dealing with acute illness, but not chronic illness [9:31]

In addition to physical illness, humans also suffer from existential illness [12:15]

Deepak advocates that everyone needs to ask clearly, “Who am I?” [13:50]

Deepak discusses the benefits and limitations of panpsychism [18:45]

Deepak describes the different forms of consciousness [21:28]

Deepak explains what it means to say that the subject/object division is artificial [25:13]

Consciousness can only know itself through experience [28:18]

Why you should become comfortable with questioning your habitual certainties [29:01]

Tom and Deepak discuss the power of silence [30:40]

Deepak gives a brief breakdown of epigenetics [33:13]

Deepak describes his daily routine and the four things he does every day [35:00]

Deepak talks about his work and how he enjoys himself [37:26]

Death is not the end of consciousness, it’s the end of a storyline in consciousness [38:37]

Deepak talks about love [40:53]

Deepak describes his mother’s incredible storytelling skills [44:20]

Deepak explains why gratitude is so important [46:44]

Deepak discusses the future of medicine [47:02]

Deepak shares the impact he wants to have on the world [50:03]

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“To observe a thought is to know you’re not a thought. To observe an emotion is to know that you’re not the emotion. To observe the body is to know that you’re not this bundle of sensations and perceptions. So who are you? What is it that knows?” [13:01]

 

“When you have time to be still, question your habitual certainties, you realize that actually, we know nothing. Nothing. Everything we know is made up. It’s a human construct.” [29:56]

 

“Love is not a sentiment. Love is not an emotion. Love is the ultimate truth, and the heart of creation.” [41:09]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: deepakchopra.com 

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2O7jF0L 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2Gw6K4A 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/37AgKpf 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED:

“Meta-Human” by Deepak Chopra [2:18]

Feb 20, 2020

Flying cars, virtual reality, quantum computing, genetic modification, artificial intelligence, migration into space, a real-life holodeck… Things that once seemed impossible are now becoming reality, and they are becoming reality much faster than most people had predicted. It’s not just that things are changing rapidly, it’s that the pace of change itself is speeding up. On this episode of Conversations with Tom, two of the world’s leading futurists, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, join with Tom Bilyeu for a discussion of the future of technology, culture and the human mind. This future is brighter, wealthier, more abundant and filled with more meaning than most of us could have believed, and it may be coming faster than anyone is prepared for.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Flying cars are even cooler than anyone expected [1:03]

The rate of change is much faster than anyone thinks [5:22]

Tom doesn’t even own a car, and hardly anyone rents a car any more [6:03]

Quantum computing has been taking huge leaps forward [7:52]

A company is now 3D printing rockets [10:33]

3D printed houses will be three or four times cheaper than current houses [13:33]

The rate of change is so rapid that people become afraid, but they shouldn’t be [16:17]

What can be done if you’re seriously averse to loss, or afraid of change? [17:53]

We’ve forgotten how fast things have changed already [20:38]

We turn thoughts into things. What’s the difference between insight and intuition? [24:36]

What will happen when we all have a version of Jarvis? [27:53]

There will soon be brain to computer connection, and even brain to brain connection [30:53]

Perhaps by the 2030’s we’ll be able to directly connect from our brains to the cloud [33:59]

The panel discusses how virtual reality and AI could really mess up human relationships [35:11]

What will happen when Jarvis or Alexa hears all your arguments with your spouse? [38:59]

Peter brings up the problem of deep fakes [40:20]

Is the rate of change so fast that we are just falling into things instead of creating them? [42:48]

How do you change people’s frame of reference? [46:53]

We create our own futures, limitations and expansive abilities [50:30]

We will create more wealth in the next decade than we did in the last century [52:41]

Hardly anyone writes near-future fiction any more because things change too fast [57:31]

Peter talks about how new technologies will change real estate, business and storage [1:00:58]

Peter and Tom discuss the need to be monomaniacal as an entrepreneur [1:04:29]

How do we create a hopeful, compelling and abundant future? [1:07:05]

The panel discusses gene modification [1:09:19]

What are the ethics behind genetic modification? [1:14:52]

There are already contacts that have augmented reality and virtual reality [1:20:13]

Creating meta-intelligence and migration into space [1:24:57]

Peter describes his experiences with plant medicine [1:29:04]

Steven describes the potential downsides of plant medicine [1:40:52]

In the next 20 years the human race will start irreversibly moving off the planet [1:42:01]

We are getting very close to being able to constantly being in flow [1:46:56]

What happens when VR becomes more meaningful than physical life? [1:50:02]

Steven discusses learning to control dopamine [1:53:18]

We will have more control of our own experiences in the future [1:55:06]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED: 

 

“Abundance: The Future Is Brighter Than You Think”, Diamandis and Kotler

“The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives.” Peter Diamandis

 

FOLLOW PETER:

 

WEBSITE: diamandis.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/37VgbGC 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3bb4rSh 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/3814IVV 

 

FOLLOW STEVEN:

 

WEBSITE: stevenkotler.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2UwIQOB 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2Uo0BPM 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2OpasRG 

Feb 18, 2020

Hip hop star, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Chamillionaire embodies the hope that anyone, no matter how humble their background, can succeed at the highest level. He went from growing up poor in Houston to becoming one of the biggest stars in popular music, then flipped the script entirely and started an incredible winning streak as an investor. Through it all, he remained loyal to his core values and his community. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Chamillionaire explains exactly how he succeeded in hip hop, speaks passionately about the importance of forming and nurturing relationships, and even talks about how to overcome the primary roadblocks that stop most people from achieving their dreams.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Chamillionaire credits his perceptiveness for much of his success [3:08]

People don’t like to get advice, even when they need to hear it, because they feel judged [4:20]

The number one thing that stops people from being successful is fear [8:16]

Chamillionaire shares the story of his neighbor being murdered [12:57]

You have to be brutally honest with yourself to change your life [17:18]

Chamillionaire explains how he succeeded at hip hop [19:45]

Chamillionaire describes having one foot in the streets and one in venture capital [25:37]

Chamillionaire talks about the importance of relationships as opposed to money [26:49]

Chamillionaire explains how he becomes as efficient as possible [31:46]

Chamillionaire describes his attraction to the letter “C” [34:09]

You won’t succeed as an individual, you’ll need a team [37:00]

Chamillionaire shares the impact he wants to have on the world [39:09]

 

QUOTES:

 

“When people see my name, Chamillionaire, they instantly think of money. My first song, before Ridin Dirty, was a song called In Love With My Money. Everybody used to think I was in love with my money. But I wasn’t really in love with my money. It was really fighting for something bigger.” [28:15]

 

“If you want to have success at scale, you’re never going to do it by yourself.” [36:59]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: chamillionaire.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2SCpR2f 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vt4mcA 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2w33oUq 

Feb 14, 2020

This episode was originally published on Impact Theory's sister channel, Women of Impact, hosted by Tom's wife Lisa Bilyeu.

For more content like this be sure to check out Women of Impact on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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SHOW NOTES

What does it take to make a marriage work? On this episode of Women of Impact, Lisa Bilyeu invites the person she most trusts to offer insight into that question--her husband of 17 years, Tom Bilyeu. And if nothing else, he’s certainly the only person she could reasonably ask to discuss his most embarrassing relationship stories. Over the course of the episode Tom and Lisa share their history and talk about how to build trust, why you need to keep your sex life alive forever, the extent to which you can influence your partner, and how to deal with changing roles in the relationship.

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Why you have to choose the right person to be with in the first place [3:28]

Your personalities can be different, but your values need to be quite similar [6:08]

Tom discusses how easy it was to have differences when he wasn’t giving anything up [7:37]

“I don’t even know who I am without you.” [13:24]

To what extent can you change, manipulate or influence your partner? [14:13]

You should never weaponize your knowledge of your partner [16:57]

Lisa and Tom discuss the importance of defining words clearly [20:04]

Tom talks about defining roles in a relationship [20:58]

At first it was incredibly hard for Lisa to admit that she had outgrown being a housewife [25:04]

Tom tells the story of how Lisa’s changing role affected him [27:20]

Lisa and Tom discuss loving each phase of the relationship for what it is [32:36]

You will always find other people attractive [35:19]

Never take anything for granted, and keep your sex life alive forever [37:33]

“Don’t make me feel bad for asking, and I won’t make you feel bad for saying no.” [41:48]

Tom shares the story of how he and Lisa learned to not test each other or drop hints [43:02]

 

FOLLOW TOM:

 

WEBSITE: https://impacttheory.com

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TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2SgF7TN

Feb 13, 2020

Functional medicine aims to uncover the laws of biology, treats the human body as an ecosystem, and is about creating health, not just curing illness. Mark Hyman is one of the foremost practitioners of functional medicine, one of its earliest advocates, and is certainly one of its best spokesmen. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mark Hyman explains the rationale behind functional medicine and describes its most important features. He also gives detailed advice on improving the diet, talks about what it means to say that food is information, and discusses the connection between the body, mind, gut and brain. 

 

Get a copy of Mark's new book "Food Fix" here: https://amzn.to/38mWyY8

This episode is brought to you by:

Butcher Box: For a limited time, you can get 2 pounds of salmon and 2 filet mignons for free plus $20 off your first box when you sign up at butcherbox.com/IMPACT or enter promo code IMPACT at checkout.

SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it mean to say the body is an ecosystem? [1:41]

How do you find the root cause of an illness? [3:18]

Functional medicine is about creating health, not curing illness [6:08]

How should you deal with bacterial overgrowth in the upper gut? [10:05]

Mark explains how to test your microbiome [11:33]

There is lots of conflicting information on nutrition but there are some common principles [14:40]

Factory vegetarian diets harm the environment, but regenerative meat diets help [19:17]

Why should we eat more vegetables? [21:30]

What are the laws of biology regarding diet and nutrition? [23:19]

Soy traditionally was processed in a very different way than it is now [26:30]

All food is information [28:00]

Mark describes the dietary principles nearly everyone should follow [29:17]

Which kinds of vegetables should you be eating? [34:12]

Mark explains the effects of eliminating the most toxic foods from a diet [35:56]

We have the most inflammatory diet in history, and it directly causes illness [38:17]

Mark shares his journey towards Buddhism, wisdom and compassion [41:10]

Your brain, mind, body and gut are all connected [43:26]

Mark shares the one change people need to make [48:11]

 

FOLLOW MARK:

 

WEBSITE: drhyman.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/31IKBcR 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2tN13MP 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2vpGFS4 

Feb 11, 2020

What if everything you think you know about yourself is wrong? Most people have the intuition that they have a self separate from their body and brain, and that they can control their experience with conscious will. But what if that isn’t true? Best-selling author Annaka Harris is devoted to challenging our deepest intuitions about the nature of consciousness and the self. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, she discusses experiments on the cutting edge of physics and neuroscience, and explains why those experiments matter. The result is a fascinating conversation that will leave you questioning some of your most cherished, comforting intuitions.

This episode is brought to you by:

Butcher Box: For a limited time, you can get 2 pounds of salmon and 2 filet mignons for free plus $20 off your first box when you sign up at butcherbox.com/IMPACT or enter promo code IMPACT at checkout.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Consciousness is exactly as mysterious as it seems to be [2:29]

Annaka defines what consciousness is [4:54]

Tom and Annaka discuss the story of Phineas Gage [6:31]

Annaka talks about the difference between consciousness and high level thought [9:14]

There is a basic level of consciousness that doesn’t involve awareness of consciousness [11:35]

Challenging intuitions is a basic element of the scientific method [14:58]

Is there outer evidence of conscious experience? Is consciousness doing anything? [18:46]

Upending comfortable intuitions is eventually a freeing experience [20:57]

Annaka explains how the brain binds disparate signals to make them seem congruent [22:23]

Annaka and Tom discuss how much unconscious brain functioning we take for granted [27:09]

Annaka describes the false sense of self and conscious will [29:53]

We make decisions before we are aware of them [33:41]

Annaka discusses the question of whether or to what extent plants are conscious [35:30]

Trees take care of their own kin, and defend their kin [40:48]

What if consciousness is a field like gravity? [43:39]

Annaka describes the double slit light experiment [46:13]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uva6gBEpfDY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9tKncAdlHQ https://drive.google.com/open?id=11YDGl3xTv1_yHcaFRf68M6zhbD7AxLpj

Measuring an event can change the past [51:41]

Annaka discusses problems with the views that consciousness emerges from life [54:25]

Annaka shares the impact she wants to have on the world [1:03:06]

 

QUOTES:

 

“There’s something jarring about learning that the things that feel most true to you about reality are possibly not structured that way.” [21:29]

“We feel that consciousness is behind our willed actions, when in fact, there is a lot of neuroscience to suggest that it’s actually the reverse. It’s at the end. That all this processing happens, a decision gets made, and we’re kind of the last to know.” [31:54]

“We have no evidence that consciousness is due to complexity.” [1:00:24]

 

FOLLOW:

 

WEBSITE: annakaharris.com

INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/392CIl1 

FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2GTsk36 

TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2RUoY63 

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

“Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind”, https://amzn.to/2u7OR9H [2:19]

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