EPISODE 3 - Cognitive Performance: Find Your Flow, Kickstart Creativity & Improve Resiliency w/ Dr. Meghan Walker

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Naturopath and entrepreneur Dr. Meghan Walker to discuss optimizing cognitive performance, maximizing creativity and work flow, and increasing resiliency. Dr. Meghan has some great brain hacks and entrepreneurial tips and tools to upgrade your mental and professional performance. 

Cognitive "Lay-Ups" from this Episode (easy, simple, actionable takeaways)

1) Use the morning for your most creative work

2) Carve out specific time blocks for specific tasks to improve productivity. (Parkinson's Law - Work expands to fit the time-frame you give.)

3) Entrepeneur 101 - Understand Your "Why" 

"Performance Hacks" in this Episode

1) 5-Minute Morning Journal - just write whatever comes into your mind

2) Morning Meditation - Try the Muse App

Coffee Talk

Dr. Meghan's "Highjack Power Coffee" - French Press Black Coffee, with grass-fed butter, collagen, and lions mane mushroom

About Dr. Meghan Walker

Dr. Meghan Walker is a naturopathic doctor, serial entrepreneur and mother. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a science degree, with a focus in reproductive physiology from the University of Waterloo. As an entrepreneur, Meghan started and sold her first business while in university and went on to found a national youth engagement organization called Millennium Kids. Millennium Kids taught responsible social activism in schools across Canada, Australia and South Africa. 

Meghan is a Co-founder and past CEO of the digital health media start-up, Bright Almond, and she has most recently launched ‘The First 18’, an online incubator for new clinician entrepreneurs. Meghan has served on the Executive Boards of both the Canadian and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Meghan maintains a boutique practice in downtown Toronto, catering to entrepreneurs and inspired individuals looking to maximize their body and brain. When not satisfying her entrepreneurial itch, she is hanging out with her three little girls and super supportive husband. 


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EPISODE 1 - Hacking Your Microbiome: Impacts On Mental Performance & Weight Loss w/ Mike Mutzel

In this first episode, Dr. Bubbs explains why he started the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast and takes a deep-dive into gut health and the microbiome with expert Mike Mutzel, author of Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat. You'll learn how the food you eat, your exercise routine and lifestyle deeply impact your microbiome, and subsequently, play a powerful role in blood sugar control, inflammation and performance. 

Microbiome "Lay-Ups" from this Episode (easy, simple, actionable takeaways)

1) Eat a diverse diet, all colours of the rainbow, to support a healthy microbiome

2) Whey or pea protein supports healthy gut hormone balance 

3) Interval training (i.e. HIIT) improves gut hormone balance

"Performance Hacks" found in this Episode

1) Add zinc carnosine supplement when taking NSAIDs to offset negative effects of NSAIDs

2) Meal timing can help set circadian rhythm

3) HRV may serve as a proxy for inflammatory status

Coffee Talk

Mike Mutzel's "Morning Pour-Over" - Pour-over coffee, black, with added MCTs if facing a cognitive heavy task or heavy training

About Mike Mutzel

Mike Mutzel is author of Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat and founder of High-Intensity Health podcast. He has a degree in Biology from Western Washington University and Masters in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Mike is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine's (IFM) 'Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice' (AFMCP) and is an independent consultant for one of the world's leading professional nutrition companies, regularly conducting workshops, teaching leading-edge science to progressive clinicians across the country.


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