The Elite HRV Podcast: Heart Rate Variability, Biohacking Health & Performance, Quantified Self
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Uncommon methods for maximizing health and performance with an emphasis on real-world implementation of Heart Rate Variability and other biomarkers.
From biohacking to quantified self, world class doctors, coaches and athletes cover the latest research (from the lab and field), and the methods and "tricks" that get the best results.
Right out of the gate you can expect the President of the American Functional Medicine Association, leading HRV researchers, elite and Olympic-level sport scientists, metabolism hackers, data scientists, rehabilitation specialists, and more.
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Most Recent Episode
Mental Health, HRV & Antidepressants with Dan Quintana
4 days ago
How deep do changes in mental state impact our physiology?
Today’s guest is Daniel Quintana. Dan is a Research Fellow at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney in 2013. His research focuses on the role of heart rate variability, the autonomic nervous system and hormones on mental health. In this episode, we’re going to pick Dan’s brain on the relationship between mental and physical health, autonomic dysregulation, how HRV reflects mental health condition, antidepressants and other interventions.
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1:23 – Dan’s Background and Introduction
2:50 – Some alarming figures with respect to mental health costs
4:25 – The focus of Dan’s research: mental health, autonomic nervous system, and psychophysiology
4:47 – What exactly is psychophysiology, one of Dan’s research focuses
6:26 – How did Dan first start out in this field of study
7:37 – Dan’s first job out of college and what it is like working in a research center
8:16 – What role does the autonomic nervous system play in mental health?
10:07 – What is Psychological Flexibility and Emotional Self Regulation
12:48 – Examples of resetting your autonomic nervous system
15:24 – How to regulate your thoughts with emotional self regulation
17:02 – Constant worryings effect upon heart rate variability
19:09 – The largest influence on heart rate variability
20:02 – How over quantifying and optimizing your life can be a detriment
21:53 – The bidirectional relationship between worry and heart rate variability
23:49 – An interesting and powerful note regarding diseases and immortality
26:35 – Using heart rate variability as an early marker for cardiovascular illness and psychological illness
27:45 – Specific heart rate variability metrics and standards of measurement
30:46 – Depressions link to low heart rate variability
33:34 – Antidepressant medications effect on heart rate variability
35:47 – How tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors work
37:10 – Additional implications antidepressants have including metabolic effects.
38:05 – Continued long term use of antidepressants and their implications
41:01 – Do certain drugs that affect HRV have a lasting e