Making You Smart and Interesting | The Weekly Geek 51
Hi, you nerd. Here’s a short list of stuff I’m geeking out about or enjoying this week:
Podcast I’m listening to: Huberman Lab. Andrew Huberman is a Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. His podcast breaks down the neuroscience of sleep, learning, exercise, and more in month-long series. He does a great job of diving deep into the research behind some of the most amazing discoveries in human health and while making it digestible and easy-to-understand. His self-proclaimed mission is to make health knowledge free and easily accessible by anyone. The episodes are packed with absolutely fascinating and useful information. Highly recommend.
Supplement I'm taking: Magnesium threonate. Magnesium threonate is a form of magnesium that more easily crosses the blood-brain barrier. The body uses magnesium in a wide variety of ways, including healthy nerve activity. Related to the previous bullet, I've known about the effects of magnesium threonate on cognition and mood for a while, but Andrew Huberman actually recommends it as part of a sleep regiment to calm overactive thoughts and help regulate sleep. I've been taking a small dose in the morning, and I believe it's been one of the most beneficial supplements I've ever taken for my mental clarity. Of course, other lifestyle changes I've made could account for this, but I've noticed a marked difference since the introduction of this supplement. I prefer Life Extension brand. Per Huberman, I'm starting to experiment with taking another small dose at night for sleep. Check with your physician before taking any supplement, blah blah blah, generic disclaimer. But seriously always seek medical advice and educate yourself before introducing something like this.
Album I'm listening to: Automatica. Big changes are coming for Bobby Robot. While I can't announce the big stuff yet, I can say I'm currently editing the sequel, Bobby Robot: Broken Moon, while listening to this electronic album by one of my favorite artists, New Zealander Nigel Stanford. Certain tracks like "If I Go Down" and "Cymatics (Automatica Mix)" are fueling some key vibes I'm trying to capture in this new adventure.
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