The Joe Cohen Show

SelfDecode

Biohacker and SelfDecode founder Joe Cohen is not afraid to step on people’s toes. Join him each week as he shares his 15+ years of experience in biohacking and talks to world-class health experts about the latest technology, supplements, genetic research, and resources for biohacking your body and brain to achieve optimal performance. Each episode dives deep into new strategies to hack longevity, healthspan, cognitive function, diet, physical and mental performance, and more. Subscribe to The Joe Cohen Show and never miss a new episode. read less

Molly Maloof: Optimize Mitochondrial Health To Boost Energy, Immunity & Stress Response | Episode 15
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Molly Maloof: Optimize Mitochondrial Health To Boost Energy, Immunity & Stress Response | Episode 15
How important is mitochondrial function in increasing energy? Is intermittent fasting different for men and women? Is metabolic health being overlooked in the USA? In this episode, Dr. Molly Maloof and Joe discuss how important it is to focus on your mitochondrial health, and Molly gives her TOP suggestions to condition your mitochondria for optimal energy and health! Molly talks about the epidemic that is metabolic diseases, and discusses the best way to structure your exercise schedule as a woman. They also discuss the significance of continuous glucose monitors, what it means to have good lab levels, and specific biohacks to improve HRV. Dr. Molly Maloof’s book THE SPARK FACTOR: The Secret To Supercharging Energy, Becoming Resilient, and Feeling Better Than Ever is on sale January 31st! As a physician and Stanford lecturer, Dr. Molly Maloof has spent her career providing personalized medicine services to high-performing technology executives, billionaire investors, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and Academy Award-winning actors. - Preorder Molly’s book: “The Spark Factor” - Check out SelfDecode - Join Joe’s online community - Follow Joe on Instagram & TikTok Timestamps: (0:00) - Introduction (3:38) - Molly's daily routine & sleep schedule (13:14) - Molly's supplement stack (16:52) - Controversy surrounding IV NADs (21:08) - Optimizing mitochondrial health (29:51) - Oxytocin & human connection (38:19) - Intermittent Fasting (47:45) - CGMs and Hba1c (1:01:14) - Optimizing exercise based on the menstrual cycle (1:13:06) - What does it mean to have good lab levels? (1:19:24) - The epidemic of metabolic diseases (1:23:39) - Thoughts on psychedelics (1:26:32) - Thoughts on Ketamine (1:32:38) - Organic acids testing (1:36:02) - Does Molly take Nootropics?
Vince Giuliano: Tips To Improve Life Expectancy From A 93 Year Old | Episode 14
Jan 20 2023
Vince Giuliano: Tips To Improve Life Expectancy From A 93 Year Old | Episode 14
The longevity revolution is upon us, as more and more studies are being done to discover ways to increase lifespan. One of the strongest advocates of this revolution? Vince Giuliano, living a healthy and active life at the young age of 93! In this episode, Vince Giuliano and Joe discuss how he’s made it into his 90s in tiptop shape, how he tackles health issues that come his way, and what he would have done differently if he can travel back in time. Vince talks about how he got his HRV levels to outperform young and healthy athletes, and shares some of his favorite supplements - specifically one that he has been taking for nearly 40 years! Vince also talks about non-supplemental ways that you can implement in your life to improve your health and increase your longevity. Vince Giuliano was a university professor at the State University of New York, a senior consultant working in a variety of fields at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Chief Scientist and COO of Mirror Systems, a software company, and an international Internet consultant. In various ways, he contributed to the Computer Revolution starting in the 1950s and the Internet Revolution starting in the late 1980s, and is now engaged in doing the same for The Longevity Revolution. He has published over 200 books and papers as well as over 430 substantive entries in his blog. - Find Vince Giuliano’s work at agingsciences.com - Check out SelfDecode - Join Joe’s online community - Follow Joe on Instagram & TikTok Timestamps: (0:00) - Introduction (4:29) - When did Vince start his longevity journey? (5:33) - Vince’s supplement journey (18:08) - What Vince would do differently (22:40) - Thoughts on Rapamycin (31:27) - HRV & Heart Rate (33:00) - Near infrared devices (36:48) - More on Vince’s Supplement (45:04) - Vince’s Top 5 Supplements
Katie Wells: Intermittent Fasting, Diet & Optimal Labs | Episode 04
Oct 13 2022
Katie Wells: Intermittent Fasting, Diet & Optimal Labs | Episode 04
Low carb? Keto? Low fat? Fasting? In this episode, Katie Wells and Joe talk about her experience with dieting, some of the benefits she gets from intermittent fasting, and they discuss the controversial topic of cholesterol (spoiler: lower is not necessarily better). Katie shares some of her favorite health hacks, and they talk about how genetics can influence a person’s health and how to use this information to live optimally. They also discuss which and how to track labs, the importance of optimal vs normal ranges, and what Katie does to hack her sleep & mood. Katie Wells is the founder and CEO of wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com. A mom of 6, she took her health into her own hands and started researching to find the answers to her health struggles. She has written over 1,500 blog posts, 3 books, and was named one of the most influential people in health and wellness. This interview is not intended as medical advice. - Check out SelfDecode - Join Joe’s online community - Follow Joe on Instagram Timestamps: (0:00) - Introduction (1:04) - How Katie got into health (3:53) - The Personalized Health Podcast? (4:57) - Shifting of health goals (6:44) - Katie’s current health goals (8:14) - Joe shares his health journey (9:04) - What labs to track for anti-aging? (10:32) - Alcohol and saturated fats affect on health (12:31) - Katie Wells thoughts on LDL cholesterol (13:24) - Over-dieting and under nourishing (16:52) - Unsullied by paid sponsors (17:18) - Megadosing and metabolic flexibility (18:45) - Katies daily supplement intake & fasting (20:01) - The mental and spiritual benefits of a long fast (22:15) - Joe’s experience with fasting (23:42) - What supplements does Katie take now? (24:39) - Pregnenolone dosages & benefits (25:40) - Nootropic stack for focus (26:37) - Tips to improve sleep from Katie (28:45) - Katie’s most successful health “experiments” (30:09) - The importance of protein in your diet (31:40) - The last time Katie changed her mind about a health topic (32:42) - The best health hack Katie wished she found earlier (34:52) - Katie’s top hacks to optimize mood (36:36) - The difference between normal and optimal lab ranges (37:45) - How using SelfDecode can help optimize your lab levels (38:58) - The most interesting DNA discovery (41:10) - Katie’s expectations on her life span (43:15) - Characteristics that make you successful
Siim Land: How To Lower Cholesterol & Improve Longevity | Episode 03
Oct 6 2022
Siim Land: How To Lower Cholesterol & Improve Longevity | Episode 03
Is high cholesterol really bad for you? In this episode, Joe and Siim Land discuss what causes high cholesterol, which biomarkers to track for longevity, and the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight. Siim shares one surprising mineral that can help lower cholesterol and talks about how intermittent fasting helps his mental & physical performance. Then, Siim and Joe discuss a top supplement for longevity and healthspan. Siim Land is a renowned public speaker and expert in biohacking, health optimization, and overall performance optimization. He is also the author of Metabolic Autophagy and The Immunity Fix with Dr. James Dinicolantonio. This interview is not intended as medical advice. - Check out SelfDecode - Join Joe’s online community - Follow Joe on Instagram Timestamps: (0:00) - Introduction (0:41) - Why Siim Got Into Biohacking (2:35) - What markers should you measure for longevity? (8:28) - Taking blood tests every year to track improvements (10:40) - The top supplement to improve longevity (13:21) - Unsullied by paid sponsors (13:47) - Cholesterol in the biohacking world (14:49) - Intermittent fasting, fats, and lowering cholesterol (17:30) - Zinc and Copper ratio (18:53) - Does lower T3 contribute to high cholesterol? (20:03) - One supplement with high evidence of increasing lifespan (21:00) - What Siim tracks on a regular basis (23:09) - Siim’s HRV numbers (24:20) - How Siim improves mental performance (26:51) - How Siim improves physical performance (30:35) - The biggest mistake people make with fat loss (35:21) - Genetics affect on portion control in diets (37:06) - How often is Siim physically active per day? (38:31) - How you process carbs differently based on your body composition (41:00) - Sleephacking tips from Siim Land (46:20) - Improving your immunity
Teemu Arina: Biohacking Your Brain & Body | Episode 02
Sep 26 2022
Teemu Arina: Biohacking Your Brain & Body | Episode 02
Kiwi as a biohack for sleep? Bet you didn’t know that one! In this episode, Joe and Teemu Arina talk all about biohacking your sleep, low & high HRV ranges, why heart rate variability is important for your overall health, and discuss some of Teemu’s favorite biohacks for the body & brain. Teemu tells Joe why he got into biohacking, his secret to handling stress, and what he thinks is the best approach to optimizing his mental and physical performance. He also gives you a glimpse of what his supplement stack looks like and lets you in on one of his favorite supplements. Teemu Arina is a thriving speaker and the creator and organizer of the Biohacker Summit. He’s also the author of the Biohacker's Handbook: Upgrade Yourself and Unleash Your Inner Potential. This interview is not intended as medical advice. - Join Joe at the Biohacker Summit (Use code SELFDECODE10 for 10% off) - Check out SelfDecode - Follow Joe on Instagram Timestamps: (0:00) - Introduction (1:42) - How Teemu got into biohacking (7:43) - Optimizing the physical to improve the mental (10:10) - How to improve your creativity (13:03) - Personalizing your biohacking tools (21:18) - Unsullied by paid sponsors (21:45) - What is HRV and how Teemu increase his HRV (26:49) - What are Joe’s strategies for improving HRV (32:54) - The strength of the mind and negative effects of measuring (34:44) -  How the environment affects your sleep quality (36:38) - The best biohacks for sleep (41:00) - Melatonin’s effect on the body (42:51) - What supplements does Teemu take every day? (45:41) - Discount code for Biohacker Summit
Dr. Mercola: Vitamin D, Linoleic Acid & Hacking Your Diet | Episode 01
Sep 26 2022
Dr. Mercola: Vitamin D, Linoleic Acid & Hacking Your Diet | Episode 01
Are EMFs harmful? Should you wear sunscreen? In this episode, Joe and Dr. Joseph Mercola discuss these and other controversial topics within the health industry. Dive deep into the importance of sun exposure (it’s not just vitamin D), vegetable oils, and learn valuable insights to hack your diet. Dr. Mercola shares his secret for better vitamin D levels, discusses the problems with linoleic acid and which foods to avoid, and talks about the one supplement he hasn’t taken in 15 years. Plus, listen to the top mistakes people make when trying to biohack their health. Dr. Mercola is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of the natural health website Mercola.com, one of the world’s leading natural health website with millions of monthly visitors. Timestamps: (0:00) - Introduction (2:27) - The importance of the sun and Vitamin D (7:03) - Mendelian Randomization Studies with Vitamin D (10:20) - Dr. Mercola & The New York Times (11:45) - EMFs vs. Vaccines (14:25) - Tracking the effects of EMFs, Vegetable Oil, and Vaccines (15:32) - Unsullied by paid sponsors (16:00) - How long do the effects of Vegetable Oil last? (19:39) - The negative effects of Vegetable Oils (21:40) - What does Linoleic Acid do to your body? (26:34) - How Dr. Mercola changed his diet to remove vegetable oils and decrease linoleic acid (32:23) - Why studies on Vegetable Oil make it seem less harmful (34:06) - LDL Cholesterol levels (37:33) - The top 5 worst things people are doing for their health (44:37) - Iron, Ferritin, and Hemoglobin This interview is not intended as medical advice. - Check out SelfDecode - Follow Joe on Instagram