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Optimal Performance Podcast

May 27, 2019

Chris Masterjohn PhD knows more about neurotransmitters than anyone I've ever met. And in this episode, you'll find out exactly what I mean.

Chris is offering all listeners of the OPP 20% off his Testing Nurtitional Status - The Ultimate Cheat Sheet - A massively powerful tool for understanding your own nutritional needs. 

Testing Nurtitional Status - The Ultimate Cheat Sheet 

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In this episode we cover:

•The best foods for neurotransmitter support

•Which nutrients are most critical to a healthy brain

•The importance of testing nutritional approaches for optimal results.

• A comprehensive breakdown for understanding key neurotransmitters.

• Serotonin not a feel good chemical, but a stress coping chemical

• 3 grams of glycine before bed to lower core temp and  get to sleep faster and get deeper sleep

• Biogenic amines

• Dopamine

• Acetylcholine

• Gaba

• Glutamate

• Glycine - eating nose to tail,

• Keto as a fasting-mimicking diet

• Choline for sustained focus

• The role of histamines

• Testing nutritional status  - cheat sheet A system for managing nutritional status. 

• B1,2,3,5, Niacin, ATP and Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Sulfer, Sodium, Glycine,

• The role of endocannabinoids in learning at the edge of our comfort zone

• Supporting the process of methylation with a 23 and me test to determine how much choline you need

• Vitamins and minerals cheat sheet

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