Andrew, Wim Hof, Kyle Armor discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
Nerd wallet that do credit card offers and get paid out by all the banks to have those keywords. So Andrew had kind of dominated that space, had moved on, and then I'd kind of come join him in some of those industries. So to his credit, when I had exited from my VPN company and I'd actually just moved to New York, it was really just I think Andrew somewhat serendipitous. You asked me what I was doing at the time. I had just had this liquidity event. I was day trading cryptocurrency. And he said, hey, read this white paper. And it was the hedera hashgraph white paper. So I poured a bunch of my newly found liquidity into that project. Somewhat blindly, knowing more that business is mostly about people. It's about working with people who you trust. People that are high integrity, you know, I had been impressed with Andrew's ability to and this is kind of where some of his bio hacking comes in. Just sort of optimize and operate and peak performance. He's one of the few guys I know that can actually pull off an 18 hour work day. A lot of people say that they work like 18 hours. Andrew somehow gets somehow and it gets that done. So yeah, it's been an unbelievable journey and then obviously wasn't the last thing we did together. I had been trying to get him to come get involved in several of the other domains I had been picking up and finally we agreed and we had to do something in the NFT space. And happy we are. Yeah, well, I can certainly attest to Andrews go get this because I remember, I guess it was probably like three or four years ago. I published the post to my Facebook group about this very impressive concussion and TBI management regimen that Andrew had filled me in. I mean, it was crazy. It was everything from vagal nerve stimulation devices to brain photobiomodulation to a special brain shake with about a hundred different ingredients. And this was all based off of a discussion that Andrew and I had about his management of a pretty serious head injury that he sustained and I think that that alone, we could probably fill people in on that protocol and they could press stop now on the podcast once they hear it because I think it's one of the best concussion management protocols I'd ever seen. And Andrew, I'm curious if you could fill people in on that little head injury that you had, sure. How it occurred and what you strung together as this concussion or TBI management protocol. Yeah, so when I dive into something, I go a 110% and whether that be on business or buy a hacking, as you know, I started buying a hacking group dot com with one of the other founding team Kyle armor. And if he dot com. And we really delve into it. Jordan's kind of the same. I mean, I don't know anyone who was as hardcore Kido as Jon is when he discovered what he did for his brain, happy to go into that later. But one of the things that I was looking into was holotropic breathing, which was put on me by wim hof, I trained with women his trainers in Iceland. And one day actually, I was exploring the fringes of holotropic breathing through someone who probably shouldn't have been teaching it to be honest. And I passed out while upright and smashed my head against concrete. So you were doing like wim hof S hole stroke and breathing while standing on a hard surface. That's exactly why this mess should have been ill advised. Ill advised, extremely ill advised, just to catastrophe and I blacked out. When I woke up, the world was not the same place. And I recently had a friend of mine say that he had a concussion and he just said to me, it's a very different world when you perceive it through the lens of this gray concussed sort of state. And so I went all in then with what intellect I had left, I went all in and finding solutions. Now, the interesting thing been is that not only did I find solutions to concussion, but I found solutions to optimize my brain. And I found dysfunction in my brain, which was not even related to the concussion. So while I was focused on improving my currently, my then my then bad mental state, you know, I got to a point where I had sort of fixed it, but then I was starting to optimize for more and more base on dysfunction that I had found that wasn't even related to the concuss quick question. When you talk about finding dysfunction, you know, I've done stories before on electroencephalography and this idea of using Q EEG measurements to identify areas in the brain that need to be up trained or down trained, so to speak, for anything from ADD to ADHD to better sleep onset to distract ability, et cetera. I've done a couple of podcasts, for example, with doctor Andrew hill of peak brain in LA and then of course there are folks like doctor Daniel amen, who will do a spec scan to instead an analyze a blood flow to the brain. Now when you say that you found brain dysfunction, were you doing a scan similar to one of those? Exactly. So I went to cognitive FX. I think it's in Utah. I know you're aware of it, but they are when I am. Yeah, well, go ahead and explain. Yeah, they went on the top concussion clinics. Now, it's interesting because when I went there, I spoke to them, I was still having I thought I still had some dysfunction with my brain. And that was later confirmed. But basically what I figured out with cognitive effects was that they were a certain parts of my brain that had sort of black on the scan and thus were just not functioning in the same way, which they believed weren't related to the concussion. So they started doing training around specific things. It was like touching very, very interesting activities, touching lots on the wall or different types of coordination or remembrance exercises, et cetera, to improve those parts of my brain, which were gray. In the scan, which may not have been related to the concussion. By the way, Andrew, if I could jump in super quick, I should clarify that cognitive FX. And I've sent several people their way ever since you told me about their existence. They're down in Provo, Utah. They actually don't do EEG or spec scan. They actually do something called F NCI, which stands for functional neurocognitive imaging. And that's like an F MRI of the brain. And so they've got, which is a very complete scan. We hear about people, for example, with the health nucleus program, which is a really advanced anti aging and longevity management program..