Published December 2022 on Spotfiy

...and How to Be Happy | Dr. Andrew Huberman (Part 2)

1. How to Manage Your Brain

Maximizing Neurochemicals:Dr. Andrew Huberman discusses the different neurochemicals in your brain and how to maximize them throughout the day for an optimal brain day. Learn insights on dopamine, norepinephrine, and setting achievable goals to enhance focus and happiness.+
Boosting Focus:Discover how to align your neural circuits for focus and goal directed behavior to enhance productivity and achieve specific goals. Learn the importance of setting control circuits and practicing behaviors that keep your brain in forward motion.+
Optimizing Sleep:Discover how getting sunlight in the afternoon, timing exercise, and consuming foods rich in L Tryptophan can optimize your sleep and promote relaxation.+

2. Melatonin and improving sleep

Improving Sleep:Dr. Andrew Huberman shares his opinion on melatonin and its potential hazards, including its impact on reproductive hormones. He also discusses other ways to enhance sleep, such as consuming carbohydrate-rich foods and taking ltheanine supplements.+
Sleep Solutions:Discover the natural compounds that can help improve sleep quality and combat insomnia. Andrew shares his recommendations, including magnesium, l-theanine, and apigenin, and explains how they promote calmness and enhance slow wave sleep. Say goodbye to sleepless nights and wake up feeling refreshed.+

3. How Much Sleep Do You Get?

Andrew shares his sleep habits, including his preference for staying up late and taking naps to recharge. He also mentions his use of Yoga Nidra to help him fall asleep when needed.+

4. Boosting Serotonin and Acetylcholine

Learn how to naturally boost serotonin and acetylcholine levels for improved focus and relaxation. Andrew shares insights on the role of complex carbs, white meats, and supplements in enhancing these neurotransmitters. Master the states of calm and focus or sleep to optimize your performance.+

5. Daily Fantasy Sports: Prize Picks

James shares his love for fantasy sports and how it allows him to participate, make decisions, and use his knowledge to compete and potentially earn money. He also highlights the unique features of the Prize Picks platform, including combo projections and an injury insurance policy. James even contemplates the idea of creating his own fantasy chess league.+

6. Finding Meaning, Driving Goals

James and Andrew discuss the importance of having a sense of meaning in the morning to increase dopamine and drive towards goals. They contrast this with the hard-driving, goal-oriented mindset of David Goggins. Both approaches have their place in finding fulfillment.+

7. Mastering High Performance

Discover the surprising ability of high performers to control their dopamine system and effortlessly switch between intense focus and complete relaxation.+

8. The Toggling Between Depressants

Explore the connection between a Star Wars scene and the toggling between dopamine and serotonin, and how mastering transitions between these systems can greatly impact performance and relationships in life.+

9. How to Kick the Oxytocin Habit

The Power of Gratitude:Discover the relationship between gratitude practice and serotonin, and how it can help shift your mindset and promote mental recovery. Andrew shares his personal gratitude routine and explains the importance of shaking off residue to enhance future engagement.+
Boosting Oxytocin Naturally:Discover how to engage the oxytocin system through natural behaviors and why synthetic methods should be approached with caution.+

10. Nootropics and Adderall

Dr. Andrew Huberman discusses the limitations of current nootropics and their inability to tap into different mental operations. He also compares the effects of Adderall on focus and alertness, highlighting its potential for abuse and addiction. Dr. Huberman emphasizes the importance of finding sustainable practices for consistent cognitive performance.+

11. A Long Run With a Mizin Shirt

Tapping into Endorphins:Andrew discusses the benefits of tapping into the opioid system through activities like running and high-intensity training. These activities can help turn off the forebrain and provide a mental reset, allowing for a shift in focus and a break from linear operations.+
Upgrading Comfort and Style:James shares his unconventional clothing habits and how a new sponsor, Mizzen and Main, has changed his perspective on comfort and style. Discover how their dress shirts combine the best of athletic wear and custom dress shirts, providing lightweight, breathable, and machine washable options for any occasion.+

12. Mizin and Maine: Save $200 on Masterclasses!

Discover the incredible value of Masterclass, where you can learn from world-renowned experts like Wolfgang Puck, Chris Voss, and Neil Gaiman. Gain practical takeaways, boost your confidence, and empower yourself or your team with an annual membership starting at just $10 a month.+

13. Addiction to Chess

Unhealthy Addiction and Dopamine Fix:James opens up about his recurring pattern of getting addicted to one-minute chess whenever he's unhappy, recognizing it as a need for a quick dopamine fix. Dr. Andrew Huberman explains how this behavior can be an adaptive way of taking control of one's neurology and redirecting the control circuitry.+
Finding Center of Mass:Andrew and James discuss the power of music in bringing back a sense of possibility and resilience. They explore the concept of keeping one's center of mass forward to stay mentally strong and proactive in life.+
Diversifying Dopamine:Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., discusses the importance of diversifying sources of dopamine and how addiction narrows our pleasure. He also explores the concept of enlightenment as a progressive broadening of pleasure. James Altucher plans to apply these techniques and order supplements.+

14. The Neurochemistry of Creativity

Discover the fascinating neurochemistry behind creativity as James and Andrew delve into the effects of dopamine, serotonin, and Gaba on sleep, focus, and attention. Learn how to optimize your brain chemistry for enhanced creativity and productivity.+

15. 2016 Honda Holiday Gift

Rehearsals for the school play were going smoothly until a custodian accidentally threw away the costumes. Find out how the cast overcame this setback and managed to put on a successful opening night.+