Activating the Extraordinary: Dr. Mike Van Thielen on Mastering Biohacking for Peak Performance

Welcome to the Superhumanize Podcast, where the quest to uplift our body, mind, and spirit takes us on explorations with some of the most extraordinary humans on the planet. I am your host, Ariane Sommer, and today we have the privilege of navigating the currents of health and wellness with Dr. Mike Van Thielen, Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition, a licensed physical therapist, a licensed acupuncture physician, and a doctor of Oriental Medicine, to mention just a few of his credentials.

Imagine mastering the art of transformation—not just metaphorically but physically, mentally, and spiritually—until it transcends into every stroke of life’s vast ocean. Dr. Mike, a world-renowned biohacker, physician, mentor, bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and a world record holder in swimming, does just that, employing a blend of expertise garnered from over three decades in health practices, anti-aging, regenerative medicine, and sports performance.

With the precision of an All-American athlete and the insight of a seasoned holistic nutrition expert, Dr. Mike champions the unconventional, turning the tides of traditional healthcare through biohacking, and in the process, teaching us how to unleash our own superpowers.

In his compelling publications, “EMR – The Invisible Threat” and “The IZOD Method™,” Dr. Mike delves into the depths of how we can shield ourselves from unseen hazards and optimize our lives for peak performance.

As we discuss his action plan for biohacking, the 5 C.L.E.A.N. Living Principles, and the myriad ways to combat the invisible threats to our health, prepare to have your perceptions challenged and your notions of health transformed.

So, tune in to this episode of Superhumanize to chart your course towards a life of profound wellness, guided by the wisdom of Dr. Mike Van Thielen, as we swim beyond the boundaries of the conventional and into the extraordinary—right here, right now.

In this episode with Dr. Mike, you’ll discover:

-What is a “slash” personality, and how has it shaped Mike’s career?…03:20

-Mike’s three-step approach to biohacking…07:00

-What Mike says to those who feel they lack purpose in their lives…10:40

-Sometimes being “self-reliant” is a hindrance rather than virtue…17:40

-Positive and negative resistance: what are you resisting, and why?…22:20

-Emotional dysregulation and its impact on the stability, or lack thereof, in our lives…26:45

-Dispelling common myths and misconceptions regarding biohacking…31:30

-Current biohacks that hold the most potential for optimizing the human experience…35:00

-Right (and wrong) ways to optimize the power of the sun for your health…43:40

-Unlearning borrowed beliefs, stories we have on repeat in our brain that no longer serve us…50:45

-New biohacking tech that’s got Mike super excited about the future…52:45

-Breathwork protocols Mike uses for himself and his patients…1:02:10

-And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Biohacking Unlimited

Books written by Dr. Mike

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