HHS 05 | Biohacks

 

Lifestyle design expert, transformational coach, and podcast host, Luke Storey shares the ultimate lifestyle enhancements that we should go for to become our ultimate and best selves. With almost everything at our fingertips, it has become easier to fall trap into products that otherwise do not really serve their purpose. Luke lets us in on his favorite biohacks while getting through the fluffs into what works and what doesn’t. He talks about the cryotherapy mindset as well as noise pollution and holistic dentistry. He also tackles the topics on sleep while giving out some of the things that he has spent his money on that have worked.

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Celebrity Stylist Turned Bio-Hacker with Luke Storey

I’ve got a super interesting guy that I met. I was on his podcast and he’s done some tremendous things. First and foremost, his podcasts are entertaining yet they’re also very informative. You get that infotainment type of podcast going and it’s been exciting. Luke is a former Hollywood celebrity fashion stylist and spent the last 21 years developing and refining the ultimate lifestyle based on the most powerful principles of health and spirituality, while at the same time embracing the technology and modern conveniences of urban living. What’s super cool as well is that you’re a biohacker, you’re the human research lab. When I told my staff that I was going to be interviewing you, they think the world of you and the stuff that you’re doing. One of my girls said, “Luke Storey has done it all, he’s tried it all.” I said, “I’ve got to have him on my show and let him share his take on health and wellness and certainly how it pertains to heart health.”

I appreciate that. You’re good at doing your intros. I always find it interesting to watch other podcasters do their thing. Life is good since we last spoke. I have tried it all and the stuff that works sticks and the stuff that doesn’t I forget about. I have found a lot of ways to feel better and as a result do better.

What do you think are some of your favorite biohacks? Maybe tell me some of the stuff you think works and some of the things that in your opinion didn’t work for you? I know you’ve spent a lot of time, money and effort on these biohacks as a lot of people have. How do you tell what works, what doesn’t work and then how do you get through all that fluff so that all these people aren’t spending $10,000 on some electronic device that isn’t necessarily going to help?

It’s funny and I’m glad you framed it that way because I always like to start with the very basics, which is fundamentally getting our biology back in alignment with the principles of nature and the power of nature. It starts very simple and I’ll start there and then I’ll go into the stratosphere of some devices that sometimes I want to say are a bit extreme not necessarily in practice, but in the cost where you’re getting $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 on some of these things. It’s funny because even at the highest level of the technology and the biohacking, all of those things are either replacing something that’s missing from our domesticated lifestyle. Using magnetism or light and things like that to reintegrate things that are missing in our current environment of industrialization and domestication. In some cases, they’re amplifying what’s already there like in the case of PEMF or something like that. Those frequencies are already in existence on the planet. It’s that there are so many frequencies like EMF and things like that that are coming at us that didn’t use to be there. You’re studying the paleolithic approach to life know that.

Sometimes it can get expensive and extreme but whether you’re starting out with the free stuff, which I’ll describe or you’re getting into the technology, to me the idea is the same. It’s getting our bodies on a cellular level back into alignment, on a biological level and energetic level back into alignment with the planet. We come from the planet, we’re made of dirt, we’re made of this Earth. How we interact with our water and our light and the magnetism of the Earth is going to determine how healthy we are and the degree of pathology that we have. I said all that to say this, starting with the very basic, I’m thinking about what’s had an impact on me. I do so much. I came from an IV Ozone therapy. I realized I had a bandage on my arms and I took that off because it wasn’t part of my outfit.

That’s always a good sign that someone’s hacking. It’s when they get an IV pole during the podcast. The IV pole that’s there and all the Band-Aids. Maybe they’ve got like a Vielight shoved up their nose while they’re doing the interview.

HHS 05 | Biohacks

Biohacks: A big threat to your nervous system is being in freezing water.

 

A lot of the time I do. Sometimes I joke that I should have a nurse practitioner present when I’m doing interviews so that I can have my stuff hooked up. I just got back from that treatment and we talk more about that as a little bit more of an extreme intervention. I went outside, I walked my dog and I get out there and I take my shirt off. I either go barefoot depending on the level of sanitation. In my neighborhood, I don’t walk barefoot but I have some grounded sandals that are called Earth Runners and they have a little copper plug on the bottom and they have a conductive thread that goes into the strap. Any time you’re on a conductive surface such as concrete or grass or dirt or anything essentially that’s not asphalt, plastic or something, you’re grounded. I’m out there in the sun, I’m grounded to the planet as we have evolved to be. Unlike many modern humans, I’m not afraid of the sun. I worship the sun like a higher power. The sun is crucial. Setting the intention to get centered and get myself grounded quite literally for this interview with you, I go out and I get sun in my eyes, not looking at the sun obviously but open my eyes, not hiding from the sun, take my shirt off, get grounded.

Speaking of heart health, expressing the love that I have for my dog and getting into a heart-based emotional state as I go outside and just feel the gratitude for the chemtrail free-day we have oddly enough, I don’t know why. The skies are clear in LA of any natural phenomenon and otherwise, I’m just out there for maybe a ten-minute quick walk. To me, that’s the basics of biohacking. I need to be out in nature, I need to get that natural spectrum of light not only in my eyes but on my body and the grounding. Sun exposure and grounding are two major ways that I have upgraded my house over the years. Let’s include in the free nature-based approaches is breathwork of whatever kind. When I was on my way to and from my Ozone therapy, I’m working on something called deuterium depletion at the moment and part of that protocol is you have a little mask that you breathe. It trains you to breathe deeply and slowly and in essence, helps your body to deplete deuterium.

I’m breathing all the way out on my drive from West LA to Miracle Mile where I live, which is about a 30-minute drive. I’m just paying attention to my breath and I’m getting that oxygen. Then there’s more aggressive breathwork that I do. I do Holotropic Breathing, I do Kundalini yoga. I’m a teacher in training for Kundalini yoga, and one of my favorite parts of that is this breathwork. I’ve been doing that for seven years and doing breathwork classes and things like that. Then lo and behold a couple years ago, I heard about this guy, Wim Hof. I go, “I love breathwork, I love ice baths,” and it turns out I did three of his trainings. I’m going to do another workshop out here and I go, “This is Kundalini yoga.” Yogis have been doing this breathwork for thousands of years.

I can do like any kind of biohack but I’ve never gone into the cold therapy yet. I remember as a kid in Chicago, first of all, I didn’t like the cold especially as I got older. Then we used to go to a party every year and it was a Swedish household that had the party. They had this sauna and oddly enough they were cooking sausages in the sauna. I was a kid and everybody else was drinking champagne, it wasn’t some healthy party. I was there because this guy was a partner of my father’s but then they had the cold plunge afterwards. It’s big in the Scandinavian cultures, that cold bath. How do you train yourself to get into the cryotherapy mindset?

In the Wim Hof tradition that he’s created, I’m assuming taking from other traditions, the breathwork is a big part of it. You become highly oxygenated. When you’re full of oxygen you have this metabolic power that enables you to overcome the tendency for your nervous system to go into a fight or flight panic mode when it’s threatened. A big threat to your nervous system is being in freezing water. That’s one method but personally, I don’t associate the breathwork with cold water exposure. How I worked my way up was from doing, what used to be called contrast showers back in the ’90s. It comes out of hydrotherapy where you’re exposing yourself to hot and cold, hot and cold and going back and forth. I’ve been doing that since I was a little kid in Hot Springs in Colorado where my dad lives and then jumping out into the snow and things like that. Then getting into the contrast showers primarily because I had back pain and it would help my back to pulse the blood in and out with that contraction and expansion that comes from hot and cold contrast. All these years later, I ended up not turning on the hot water. I just like taking cold showers.

Then going back again to the Kundalini yoga, one of the first things they teach you in Kundalini yoga is to take cold showers every day and don’t even bother with the hot water. It’s interesting that many of these practices, they’re not biohacks that came out in 2010. These are ancient practices that human beings have figured out to be very uplifting and to have health benefits and even benefits in raising one’s consciousness. What I recommend for someone who has a hard time with cryo or doing ice baths is start out doing a hot shower and then turn the water all the way cold, for as long as you can stand it, which might be ten seconds, 30 seconds, then go back to hot and start with that contrast. What you’ll find is that as you start to master your nervous system and see you can trick your nervous system and your mind into knowing that it’s going to get that hot water again.

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Even if you’re dying in the cold water, you’re like, “Ten seconds, ten, nine, eight,” and you countdown and you know you have control of it and then you can turn the hot water back. Then over time what tends to happen is that you don’t need the hot water much and you get used to that invigorating feeling of the cold shower. Then to go in and do an ice bath or a polar plunge in a frozen lake or river, something like that is a natural progression because you do build up this nervous system endurance. I think of it as a nerve force or a nerve strength. I don’t know if there’s enough science to back that up, but I feel like I can withstand a lot of discomfort and partially that’s due to the fact that I’ve been acclimating myself to being in cold water for extended periods of time for a long time towards now. I was at the Russian spa here in West Hollywood called Voda Spa. It’s a great, nice high-end spa and they have a nice cold plunge. It’s probably under 35 degrees like a proper cold plunge and a hot Russian sauna that’s fire heated. They have these big furnaces and it’s a nice heat.

You have all the best toys out in LA. At every street corner, there’s something. I was speaking out in LA and I got off the plane and the first thing I did was I went to Erewhon grocery store and hang out there. I just looked around, there were the coolest things and then went to Greek Cafe. In LA if you want to be healthy, at the same time if you want to find a lot of sicknesses, it’s not difficult to find.

I’ve been here for 30 years living in the center of LA and I’m struggling with the noise pollution. I want to get out of the city more and more. I’m working on moving at least to the outskirts a bit. One of the horrendous things we’ve got going on here is they’re rolling out 5G. They’re acting like they’re doing it but if you drive anywhere through Malibu or the Malibu Canyons, there’s 5G and tenants everywhere. It’s almost like almost the fourth or fifth power line there’ll be one of those. Not to be a tin foil hat person but the level of EMF and noise pollution and stuff like that here, it’s like you pay the price to have access to a lot of these benefits.

That’s all in the literature. Noise pollution is linked to about every cardiovascular risk, every cancer risk is linked to noise pollution. It’s not tin foil hat. Noise pollution and atrial fibrillation, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, I know you know the same people I do and PhDs like Martin Paul up in Washington. Men and women with PhDs are writing articles on what 4G did and how damaging 5G is going to be. It’s definitely very scary and we’re electrical beings. Our brain when you do an EEG or an EKG to the heart, that’s all electricity, why would you think that that’s not going to play some catastrophic role? I’ll tell you one more thing. Our kids, we had them enrolled at a preschool and we found out that the flagpole was a cell phone tower and we all didn’t believe that because they were taking the flagpole to put up a full palm tree and that was the first that we thought of it. These people stop at nothing and they put it right at a preschool on their lawn. I understand that there are some great things in LA. Every other place there’s an organic juice bar, organic grocery stores and restaurants but at the end of the day, that noise, the light pollution and then 5G.

It’s discouraging, to say the least. I’ve worked here for 30 years. I used to be in the entertainment industry. I didn’t have the freedom to move or I would have had to go get a new career and I don’t have any education, I don’t have any skills other than that at the time. I was stuck here. Now thankfully a lot of my work is done online and traveling to speak and things like that. I have a little more flexibility and that’s why I’m setting the intention to at least get out of the center of the city. I wanted to wrap for people the free or relatively inexpensive biohack beyond the ability to go do cold plunges and ice baths and things like that.

I was saying I was at the Voda Spa. Just to give people some encouragement, I was there and there was an older guy. I’m 40, he’s a little older than me, probably early 50s. He had all these young bucks with him sitting around the ice bath and they were doing breathwork and stuff and he was training these kids to learn how to do the cold plunge. I was like, “That’s cool. Are you guys doing some breathwork?” They said, “Yes.” Just to mess with them I went and sat in the cold plunge. I totally relaxed and calmed and started to have a conversation to freak these kids out. I was like, “It’s mind over matter.” You can do the breathwork, you can do all that stuff but with the cold plunge and getting yourself used to that whether it’s cryo or whatever, much of it is in your mind.” Growing up in Chicago, I lived in cold climates, maybe not that cold as a kid in Idaho, Colorado. I hated the cold, but it was just a mental construct of me having the belief that I hate the cold, it hurts, it sucks. When once I get in an ice bath, once I get in through that first ten seconds or so of having to regulate my breath, I relax and I meditate in there.

It feels so good. To me, it’s like a high, it’s not even hard after the first few seconds. I want to wrap up that piece that it’s something that’s good for you that I don’t think any human being should be without. I’ll add to that not only the cold therapy but the hot therapy. I have a clear light infrared sauna, I’ve had an infrared sauna for twenty years. The way I look at it again going back to evolutionary human life, unless you live by the equator, you never live at 68, 70 degrees your whole life. There’s always going to be fluctuation. Even if you did live in an area close to the equator, you are often subjected to extreme heat, maybe not the cold but you definitely got a little fluctuation. Where we’ve migrated to on the planet, natural humans have been hot, then cold, then hot, then cold. We’ve lost a lot of the resilience that we would normally have by being afraid of sweating, by being afraid of the sun, afraid of getting hot, afraid of getting cold to the point where many people still believe the propaganda that the sun kills you and it’s sunscreen and sunglasses that will kill you. Why are we afraid of nature when nature’s the thing that has given us life?

HHS 05 | Biohacks

Biohacks: We’ve lost a lot of the resilience that we would normally have by being afraid of sweating, the sun, getting hot, and of getting cold.

 

You also made a good point that this stuff need not be expensive either. With cold therapy, you can put ice into your own tub and do the hot, cold shower alternating. There’s no cost to that, in putting ice in your tub, going out and getting sunshine and walking standing barefoot, all these things need not be overly expensive. It’s like #NoExcuses. You save up your money for your organic food. I’d rather pay $2.50 for an organic avocado than $0.75 for a non-organic. You can do these things and obviously the form of yoga that you practice, that stuff can all be found online where you can probably do some YouTube videos and there it is. You don’t even have to go to some studio to practice it on your own.

You nailed it when you said #NoExcuses. I don’t say this is a blanket label for everyone, but I do find from doing my podcast and I have a Facebook group for the audience of the show. A lot of the feedback that I get is, “That’s good for you and the people that have money but I don’t have any money so I can’t do this stuff.” A lot of the time, it’s not only limiting beliefs about whether or not you have the capacity to have abundance and in a monetary sense because that’s just a mind thing too. It’s that people don’t want to do stuff that’s good for them because it’s hard. It’s not easy at first to get in an ice bath or to go figure out how to get sun exposure safely or do breathwork or whatever it is, it’s work. When I start a breathwork session, I hate it for the first minute or so. It’s like going to the gym and you first get on the treadmill or try and push some weight. For me at least, it’s like, “This sucks, why am I here?” Then ten minutes into it you get pumped up and you’re like, “This kicks ass,” and then that willingness hits you and you get over that threshold of resistance. It’s the resistance that prevents people from doing some of these interventions more than it is the money. They’ll still bitch about, “I can’t go in the sun because I’ll get sunburned. I can’t do the breathwork because of whatever, I can’t do ice baths because I don’t like cold.” There’s a difference between whether you can’t do something or whether you won’t do something.

There’s always some excuse. They either bring up the financial excuse or the next best excuse is, “I don’t have time. It’s great for you, Luke, you’ve got all the time in the world to do all this, but I don’t have time to go outside for ten minutes and take off my shirt and walk, stand barefoot. I don’t get time to take a cold shower.” I know this because when I demo with patients. I’m certainly no expert by any means, but just the mindful breathing. I like to show people alternate nostril breathing and doing those techniques. I demo that for 30 seconds to my patients and after the 30 seconds, I feel like $1 million. I feel good even from that short little burst. Then every single time I tell it to my patients, “I feel much better. Don’t you?” I have them do it with me and they’re coming out to Arizona for a nice consultation with Jack Wolfson and he’s doing this alternate nostril breathing things but that’s the stuff that works.

I tend to be a bit on the woo-woo side admittedly. I’m very interested in the metaphysical realm of life. The funny thing about things like doing the alternate nostril breathing or what some people call box breathing or in the military they call it to combat breath, it all does the same thing. It calms your nervous system. These yogis going back thousands of years, they were probably sitting in a cave in the Himalayas going, “I wonder what I can do to change my conscious breathing.” It’s like they’re bored. Their intention was to raise consciousness so they start working with the energy systems of the environment and of their body.

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It’s amazing what something like some alternate nostril breathing can do for you. You can do it for one minute even, 60 seconds, it literally rewires your brain, that’s crazy. There are many interventions that are free. This isn’t going to necessarily change your mood in the immediate sense, but the blue light issue, you mentioned light pollution living in the city. You can get some cheap blue blockers, they’re not the best but you can get some blue blockers on Amazon for $8. What I did in my home is I have a daytime set of light bulbs and night bulbs. I got decorative party bulbs, these amber or even red and some cases incandescent bulbs. I don’t like LED because of the flicker rate. The sun doesn’t flicker. Incandescent bulbs, I don’t know if they flicker less or not at all but definitely way less than an LED or fluorescent bulbs. I do my best to not be exposed to artificial blue or what appears to be white light at night after dark. It’s just I’ve become habituated. If it’s getting dark, that’s nice. I’ll try to do a little sun gazing if I can see that last ten minutes of the sun looking about 45 degrees lower than the sun. If anyone tries sun gazing, please do it safely. Google it, research it, don’t just go out and stare at the sun. In ancient practice that has a lot of validation from science, having to do with all kinds of geeky photons of light and things I don’t quite understand but I know it makes me feel good.

I know when I come back inside, it’s dark outside, it’s going to be dark inside. Meaning that I don’t have that spectrum of light that the sun emits midday when it’s midnight. I’m a night owl. I’ve hacked my iPhone so I know how to turn it red, all my computers, all my devices, everything has that blue light blocked. That’s something you can do for a relatively low budget but has a huge impact on your melatonin and as a result, the rest of your hormones and neurotransmitters and things like that. If you have anxiety and depression, it’s probably because your melatonin and cortisol cycle, your circadian rhythm is backwards, which mine tends to be if I don’t pay attention to that lighting. It’s not that expensive.

HHS 05 | Biohacks

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Over the years as you’re like this Hollywood fashion consultant, designer and stylist, invariably those people stay up late or that whole lifestyle they stay up later, and obviously that leads to sickness, that leads to drug abuse, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, it leads to suicide. Have you changed your timeframe as far as when you go to sleep? You said you’re a night owl and I think I mentioned this to you last time that owls are night owls, we’re not night owls. Yet at the same time, I did read a book called, Why We Sleep. In there he talks about the studies that are on people that some people naturally if you look at their circadian rhythms, they do stay up later naturally than other people. As me, Jack Wolfson, a cardiologist would say, “Go to sleep with the sundown and wake with the sunrise,” there may be some genetic variation in there as well. Where are you at now as far what time does Luke Storey go to bed?

I’m pissed to admit that I go to sleep between 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM. I’m not proud of that and I don’t recommend that.

It’s probably better than what it used to be right. You used to go to sleep probably like 3:00 AM, 4:00 in the morning.

I used to play in bands and stuff throughout the ’90s and half of the 2000s. I’d go to bed 3:00 AM or 4:00 AM and especially earlier in life when I was partying and in the belly of Hollywood nightlife and stuff. It’s definitely way worse but still, I’d tell you if I can get to bed and get to sleep at 11:00 PM, the next day I feel like I’m eighteen years old. The difference it makes for me between going to sleep at 11:00 PM or 1:00 AM is huge and it’s one of these things I struggle with. Every night I set the intention like, “Tonight at 10:00, I’m going to start winding down. I’m going to be in bed ready to turn the lights out at 11:00.” Literally every night I’m like, “I’m going to do it,” and the next thing, it’s midnight and I’m getting to bed at midnight and then it’s 1:00 by the time I unwind and read a little bit and do my thing.

It’s a hard habit for me to break because I get a lot of energy at night and it’s like late at night, my phone stops buzzing, people stop emailing. A lot of people find that solitude in the morning. People get up at 5:00 or 6:00 and they can introduce themselves to the world before people start coming at them. For me, it’s like I find that time at night. I know after 10:00 no one’s going to bug me, and I can have that time to myself. I use those precious hours which would be the best most restful sleep probably, to unwind from my day. I don’t know what the solution is exactly but I’m working on it. I have done a lot to improve my sleep and my sleep is pretty good most of the time based on the tracking that I do for it and things like that. There’s been a huge improvement. In terms of the time frame when I sleep, it’s not gotten that much better in a few years, it’s very rare that I will get to bed at 10:00 or 11:00. It’s usually like midnight I sound the alarm, “Luke, get your ass in bed.” It’s tough. I struggle with that.

What are maybe some of the things that you have spent your money on, the things that have worked for you that may be worth a few bucks to the average person to go out and get for their bio hacks?

There’s a lot of great stuff. People are like, “If you had to buy one thing that was like a few hundred or a few thousand dollars, what would it be?” It’s tough. If I had to get rid of everything I own that’s technology wise for biohacking, I’d have to say if I had to pick a number one thing, if you said, “Luke, you can only have one device that you plug in that’s for your health,” it would probably be my clear light sauna. There’s so much data, there’s so much research, there’s so much anecdotal proof within my own practice that it’s supportive my health in many ways. The sauna’s a huge one. You have to be careful though because a lot of them are high EMF. There are a lot of saunas that are manufactured and marketed to be a health product but have a lot of negative effects due to the EMF and things like that.

This depends on how ill you are too. My recommendation would change a little bit depending on the level of pathology and what’s going on with somebody. My all-time favorite device so far is something called an AmpCoil. An AmpCoil uses a combination of different modalities in one device, it uses biofeedback. It indicates to you where the stressors are in your body through a voice analysis program. Then the biofeedback sends frequencies into your body that resonate either with pathogens, metals and molds. It’s actually designed for Lyme disease, that’s its main application. There are things in your body, co-infections, things like that that resonate at a certain frequency and you can send very specific frequencies into your body with AmpCoil.

What’s interesting about it is similar to Rife technology, some people may have heard of that. The thing is with Rife technology, it has an application but it’s not strong enough to penetrate through the blood-brain barrier and through the hollow organ. Rife will neutralize some pathogens but it will also just piss some of them off and put them in survival mode. What’s unique about the AmpCoil is that it has the frequencies in the app which is in a tablet like an android tablet and you can set whatever frequencies you want to play. They’re all embedded within the app, but it’s delivered through a magnetic coil. It’s a PEMF delivery of frequencies or sound or vibration. You can use it to cleanse and get rid of things like whatever Lyme. We’re not even sure it’s a number of different things and co-infections. It treats Lyme. It’s not a medical device. The terminology they use isn’t treat or cure. It’s very successful at alleviating the symptoms of Lyme disease.

You mentioned the word mold in there, and many people have mold exposure in their history. I see from a cardiology standpoint the havoc that it can wreak and people don’t even know that they have it. Then we send out a mold inspector to their house and they’ve got plenty of molds that are there. Some people are uber sensitive to it. When you talk about this device to use frequency therapy to go after mold, that’s actually a great tip.

The sauna’s good but it’s more of a lifestyle integrated thing, it’s not so much as a powerful intervention like the AmpCoil.

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Where do you find the AmpCoil?

They sell it on their site. They have two models, one of them is $8,500, one of them is $10,000. They have a newer one that’s more compact and travel-friendly that’s $10,000. That sounds drastic to some people but if you do a payment plan, it’s like one of those things where you pay the farmer or you pay the doctor. That sounds like a lot but if you look into later on getting dialysis, getting chemo, ruining your health trying to treat Lyme with antibiotics which don’t work, when you get into the late stage interventions of Western medicine and allopathic models, you want to talk about expensive.

I’ve seen about 35,000 patients. There’s so much sickness out there. Many times you’re sitting across either the table or you’re looking down on somebody in a hospital bed and you can tell that they’ve got these strange oddball symptoms that the medical community has no idea what they are. The person feels lousy and they’re labeled with some psych disorder. I’m sure when you go to that person, that person may be willing to look into the AmpCoil. For those of us who say, “I feel great, my numbers look good, I eat healthily, I get the sun, I get the sleep,” we’re probably not talking to that person. If you’re out there and you’re looking for answers, I wonder if there are also maybe some medical clinics that also have the AmpCoil and things that are similar to it for people to try.

It hasn’t been my personal business model to use my AmpCoil to treat people. It’s tough because sometimes people hit me up and they’re like, “I have Lyme disease. I’m sick. Could you help me?” I’m like I don’t have an off, it’s at my house. I don’t know if I want to open up a public clinic in my house, it’s not practical. There are a lot of practitioners now that own devices like the AmpCoil and you can go see and it’s like you’re going to the chiropractor, you’re paying probably a $100 to $200 fee or something like that. Straight up based on my research, if anyone’s struggling with Lyme disease specifically, I have never heard of or seen the type of results that people get with the AmpCoil. I was at their summit in Lake Tahoe, it’s my second year there and I heard on stage. I wasn’t in the room all the time so I want to be accurate about this. I heard from at least five people from the stage, “My life was devastated by Lyme for X amount of years, I didn’t do anything but get this device and now I don’t have any symptoms.” I personally have met many people that use it for that so.

This was a Lyme conference?

It’s the AmpCoil Summit. It’s for users, practitioners, owners and people who have Lyme or just people who are curious about learning about its applications. Most of the people there have some autoimmune random bizarre illnesses. Most people there used it for Lyme. When I saw that when I went to the first one, I was like, “Oh my God,” and that’s why I got involved with it. I dropped one at my mom’s house in Northern California to treat her Lyme, which she’s had for twenty years. I’ve got her started on a protocol and that’s going to be the true test. It’s like not someone I met but someone that I know and love and I’m hopeful and confident that she’s going to see some major improvement. I’ll be reporting back publicly after the first four months, six months if we are seeing improvements. That way I’ll know.

I’m not sick like that but I use the AmpCoil for brain entrainment, meditation and things like that because there are also frequencies that are calming to the nervous system that balance your chakras. I can put that AmpCoil on someone for about twenty minutes and put them in the deepest theta, restful, beautiful meditation place too. You can use it also for consciousness applications. That’s what I use it for mostly, I do a little cleansing, I’ve got some parasites I’m working on and stuff, but it also makes you feel good. That’s probably my favorite one, I’ll rattle off a couple other ones. The Joovv red light therapy, photobiomodulation, I’ve got that panel across the room. I tried to put it on in a podcast once because it looks cool but it makes quite a lot of noise. It’s a loud fan you’ll pick it up on the mic. The red-light therapy studies out the yin-yang to prove its effectiveness. I use that mostly for energy, mitochondria, things like that. Then I’ve got another device called a NanoVi, which is effective for reducing oxidative stress. It makes something called exclusion zone or EZ water and you inhale this mist. It’s more for performance, it’s an antiaging performance thing, not so much for disease or something like that.

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Biohacks: Bio-hacking is a matter of what your interests are and where you put your money.

 

Anything that charges up the exclusion zone from a cardiac standpoint that’s what’s lining all the blood vessels. If you charge up the exclusion zone and once again for the people who don’t know what it is, that’s the work of Gerald Pollack. That exclusion zone is pure water that sits inside, and one place is the blood vessel. If you get that blood vessel nice and sleek and you’ve got that large exclusion zone, you’re not going to get blockages, you’re not going to get disease there. I’m a big fan of anything that can charge up the EZ.

The NanoVi is a pricey one, I’m going to warn people. We’re up to $30,000. Start with the free stuff. I don’t buy big screen TVs. I don’t buy summer trips to the Mediterranean that is $20,000. Personally, I like experiences in nature that are relatively low key. I’m not a full outdoorsman, I’m a glamper. I don’t need a private jet, I don’t want a Ferrari, I don’t need that stuff. It’s a matter of what your interests are and where you put your money. I don’t have kids. I’m not saving for college funds. Any disposable income I have, I invest in myself and in my house.

The people who are driving the Ferrari, they never look healthy. It’s always like some overweight 65-year-old dude who’s trying to reclaim his glory days.

One other device, Jack, that I just want to give a shout-out to that’s been profound for me is the Vital Reaction molecular hydrogen inhaler. It looks like a Kangen Water filter or something. It’s twelve inches high, a little white plasticky looking thing. It’s $4,000 to $7,000 depending on what unit you get. It’s a passive therapy and you put in a cannula and you inhale this hydrogen gas. The one I have is 7% which is about as high as you can go before it starts becoming flammable. This molecular hydrogen, you can also take it in tablets and it’s much cheaper. It dissolves and creates a gas.

It’s not that much cheaper having the quality of hydrogen tablets, they add up as well.

It’s about $50 a bottle or something. The molecular hydrogen is one powerful antioxidant, a scavenger of the free radicals that you want to scavenge. Also, incidentally a powerful protection for EMF when that molecular hydrogen is in your body especially when you combine it with magnesium bicarbonate, you put that in your water. I don’t know exactly how that works, but I have the data on it somewhere. I did a podcast with Tyler LeBaron who’s one the most respected guys in hydrogen. He does talks with Jo Mercola, people like that he’s the guy. He’s super geek, super smart and we did an hour show just on hydrogen. The studies, the data on the use of molecular hydrogen as a health intervention are abundant. It’s one of those things that you feel right away especially when you do the gas. You could get up from the session, it’s about fifteen minutes depending on the device and your vision will be clear, you’ll be able to think clearly. If you were a little groggy or brain foggy, that would be gone. It’s fun to show people because it has such instantaneous results. For the big guns, those are probably my favorite right now.

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What about holistic dentistry? What are your options out there in LA and what are your thoughts? I saw a fantastic documentary, if you haven’t seen it called The Root Cause. The biggest laugh in the whole thing is when you see all the different therapies that this guy has done. What this guy has done for biohacking himself, not for biohacking but trying to get his health back, it was absolutely hilarious. Then getting down to that teeth and certainly as a cardiologist I wrote a whole chapter on teeth in my book because it’s critical to reclaiming that good oral health.

This is one of those things that we believe “authorities” that you go to any old dentist and if you have a cavity they go, “You need a root canal, you need a tooth pulled,” and you do it. A lot of people don’t realize it’s likely that if you don’t go to a dentist that understands cavitations which is what happens when you do a root canal or you pull a tooth. If there are any bacteria in that hole essentially that they’ve drilled out or pulled out, that bacteria get into your jaw and you get an infection in your jaw. Then lo and behold, you start having heart problems. You start having all these other seemingly unrelated autoimmune type issues and things like that. Thank God I discovered holistic dentistry a long time ago. I had a couple of cavitations due to root canals and extraction and I dealt with those probably many years ago. I had my mercury fillings removed. If people are going to a holistic dentist, that’s not the dentist’s fault. It’s not the fault of Western med doc who wants to do surgery or prescribe something, that’s their training.

You go to your average little mini mall down the street and you’re like, “Dentist, great. I think I have a cavity, let me go to any old dentist.” They’re going to use the model that’s now outdated and creates a lot of pathologies. They call it, “Drill them and fill them.” “Cavity, drill that, root canal, fill it up,” they pull your tooth and give you in many cases amalgam fillings. Those metal fillings that have a high amount of mercury in them that’s going to leach into your system. Some people have mercury and they never have a problem. It depends on your methylation. For most people having mercury inside your head is not a good thing. Years later, you start developing Alzheimer’s or whatever it is and you don’t make the correlation to the fact that you went to a dentist who doesn’t understand how your mouth affects the rest of your body.

Also, these dentists who have been doing it for many years, that’s a pretty painful proposition or a painful pill to swallow, however you want to say it, to acknowledge the fact that, “I’ve been poisoning my patients for X amount of years.” I look back on it and say I was prescribing statin drugs, blood pressure drugs and aspirin and all these unnecessary pharmaceuticals. They’re never addressing the cause and I was able to admit that I was wrong. A whole profession of dentistry is all about the root canal, you’re not going to get those people to switch. The person who pulled my wisdom teeth that did not need to be pulled, I texted a buddy of mine because it was his father who did it and I said, “Ask your father if he removed the periodontal ligaments.” He said, “No, he never did and who cares anyways?” That was his response like, “It just dissolves and it goes somewhere.” All the cardiologists know that inflammation is bad, they have no clue as to why we’re inflamed.

One thing I love about you, Jack, is you’ve saved your soul and you did a pivot in your career as a doctor and went, “There are some things I had wrong here.” It’s difficult for a lot of people who have a high pedigree to do that. If somebody’s highly educated, they’ve got a great income, they’ve built a practice, I can imagine it’s difficult to go, “I have to tear down my whole model and rebuild.” A lot are morally bankrupt and have the information and don’t choose to change. It is a bit of a moral issue but it’s not practical to probably revamp your entire understanding of medicine in the human body and all that. I applaud you for having the humility to say, “I might have hurt some people inadvertently and now I’m going to spend my life being of service to people and educating them on the other side of the preventive medicine and things like that and lifestyle and all that.” It’s encouraging to see doctors like you who come out and be like, “I’m switching teams.” You don’t have to die of some disease, you could live into your elder years, relatively healthy.

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Biohacks: You don’t have to die of some disease. You could live into your elder years, relatively healthy.

 

For any medical doctor on the audience, feel free to contact me and I’ll help you make that transition like I did. I can count on one hand the number of cardiologists who have contacted me over the year saying, “I love what you’re doing and I want to change.” All five of those people made a phone call, we talked for a while, they sounded into it and then they disappeared. Definitely it’s sad. There are a lot of people in our space that are making that change. It’s okay to admit the guilt. My mom comes in from Las Vegas and she says, “Jack, I was the worst mother in the world. I gave birth to you in a hospital, I fully vaccinated you, I didn’t co-sleep with you. I put you in your own room with your own crib and I let you cry it out, and you cried. When you were crying, I would come into the room and throw chocolate chip cookies over the edge of the crib so you’d shut up.”

I said, “Ma, you were a wonderful mother. You did what you did. That’s what you knew. You’ve got your excuses and that’s okay. If someone were to ask you now, Marlene Wolfson, the best way to do it, ‘I should have done this, I should have done this.'” Once again it’s okay, take your lumps now and move on. The cardiologists who are making upwards in the high six figures or in the million-dollar range, you’re not going to get those people to make meaningful changes. I left a group of 40 cardiologists. Nobody listened to what I was saying and I said, “It’s in our own literature. In the 2007 Journal of the American College of Cardiology, they’re talking about intestinal hyper-permeability and congestive heart failure,” and nobody cared what I’m talking about leaky gut.

There are smart doctors like you who also have an entrepreneurial bend, spirit and capacity where you’re managing to create a brand and you have your products and you have your own thing. It’s like not everyone is capable of deviating out of the system and reinventing themselves. You’ve got you and Dr. Pompa and there are guys out there who are MDs who are like, “I’m going to make a new business. I’m going to lose a certain lion share of revenue in my one business model,” but you have the wherewithal to morph into a new business model and start doing online classes, products or whatever you can, which is cool. Unfortunately, some people don’t have the aptitude to be able to do that even if they know what’s right. It’s like, “What am I going to do? How am I going to pay the mortgage? I’m not willing to pivot in such a dramatic way in terms of my business model as a doctor.”

We’re both friends with Joel Kahn, and Joel is a cardiologist in Detroit. Him and I went through our natural cardiology training together with a few other cardiologists and the other ones they couldn’t make the jump. Even though they knew the truth, maybe they don’t have the entrepreneurial spirit or the capability to do so, which is sad and it’s unfortunate. For those who can make that switch, the health revolution is on. When people can go the Life Stylist Podcast, Luke Storey and they’re getting an infinite more health information than if they were going to their cardiologist or whatever. That’s where the revolution is on when people can go to the internet, they’re hearing such great stuff, such great ideas and reaping the benefits.

I want to back up to the dental piece of it because I feel like I left people hanging a little bit. What you want to look for is a biological dentist, someone who understands biological dentistry. There’s a guy named Hal Huggins, who is the grandfather of that type of dentistry and he trained dentists all over the world. If you can find someone who follows the Hal Huggins part of methodology and protocol, you’re going to be in presumably good hands. That said, I go to about three or four different dentists depending on what it is that I want to do. The biological guys, they might not be good at your bite, they may not understand TMJ. Then you got another one who understands the bite and the TMJ and you’re getting the right night guard and stuff, but then they don’t understand the cosmetics.

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I’ve got a great dentist here, Dr. King in LA and he’s great cosmetic. He does all the celebrities. I was in there and I walk by Chaka Khan and I was like, “This is cool. I’m in the right dentist,” but then he was like, “We’re going to put the fluoride in here and do the thing. These wisdom teeth, we should pull those out.” I was like, “No.” If I have a chip or something like that or I want to do safe whitening or something like that. It’s interesting because if you shop around for dentists say you have one problem, you get four, five different answers recommended from each dentist even within the biological natural alternative dentistry. It’s important to shop around a little bit and follow your heart in terms of who has the integrity and who has the competence.

Like anything, you go meet the person and if you like them, stick with them. If you like what they have to say, you like the program, the protocol, then you stick with them. From a financial standpoint it’s always a difficult proposition certainly telling people, “Thanks for coming out. We did this blood test. You get some supplements, get some sunshine, some sleep, eat organic food. This dentist that you’re going to go see has got a $40,000 care plan for your mouth.” I don’t necessarily think everybody should go run and have their root canals removed, but at the same point if you’ve hit a wall where you’re eating mostly on the right path. You’re doing all these other lifestyle things and you’re still in a rat. Even maybe worse so, your blood work shows that your body is inflamed. You’ve got this lipopolysaccharides, the autoimmune conditions, evidence of leaky gut and all that information, it’s likely coming from your teeth. You may have to fork over the cash to get that done.

It is a lot of money. I’ve had a missing tooth from an extraction for a long time. It was on the left side and I ground down my whole right side. My right teeth are basically destroyed, unfortunately. I didn’t want to put titanium in my jaw, I don’t want metals in my body, it’s a long conversation by itself. It’s an energetic thing, acupuncture system thing. I was waiting for the zirconia ones to come out and I thought it was going to be a long time, it turns out they’ve been out for years. I waited too long. I finally got it and I dropped $7,000. Now, I can chew on my left side, which is nice but it was not cheap.

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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

That’s the point with the audience, as far as what you do with your children and the importance of dental health and stressing that in the next generation. Those of us who are eating McDonald’s, cookies, cupcakes, milkshakes, Mountain Dew and Coca-Cola, on and on when we were kids, it’s trying to save the next generation by teaching them these things. To save them those teeth, you’ve got to do that early. Anybody who’s listening too, one of the first books I read when going natural was Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. Weston A. Price was a dentist in the 1920s traveling around the world with his wife by boat and they came across all these native societies with people with beautiful dentition and amazing health. As much as we can get back to that the better.

I was thinking about that. I was doing a little journaling about what I’m looking for in a romantic partner. What are the qualities in a woman that I would want to see with and potentially marry and have a long relationship with? This is another vision exercise. One of the categories that I was looking at is physical attributes. It’s not the most important one to me at all. What’s funny is when I was doing the physical ones, one of the first things that comes to mind is straight teeth. I was like, “Why would that matter?” Some guys would say, “I want this type of whatever other body parts,” to be how they like them. For me the straight teeth and having good white big smile, it’s that Weston Price thing. Biologically, my genes want to procreate and mate with a healthy female species, not to downgrade a woman into a species.

Purely from an evolutionary standpoint, you’re looking for those teeth because that is the true sign of health right and that speaks to Weston Price. When you see those pictures, he took with these indigenous people with these huge beautifully spaced teeth. They’re bright white and they have these massive smiles. Those are the smiles that make Hollywood movie stars famous. At least their face, they have that Hollywood smile and it does come from the living that lifestyle and not being domesticated by the industrial revolution of our food and our environment. It’s funny it’s something I look at in people, I look at their teeth and when they’re all jacked up, I go, “There’s bad genes going back a few generations.”

A lot of sicknesses, a lot of ill health, a lot of autoimmune and stuff like that. I love listening to all these hacks and stuff like that. Most importantly, I feel like you and I are brothers in the sense that we both came from this other lifestyle and were able to come over onto this side. Many of us meet people who were born into this like, “My father and mother were both chiropractors or my mom was a nutritionist and I grew up eating all these incredible foods.” I didn’t. I grew up eating poison and I’m not blaming anybody, but I know your upbringing was somewhat similar. I applaud everything you’re doing certainly. Your website is LukeStorey.com. Your website is beautiful. I love everything you did with your podcast, the imagery and everything, it’s fantastic. You’ve got a health coaching program and you do coaching as well. Tell me what’s going on with you next.

I knew we were kindred spirits when you sent me your book and I read your book. I like the way your book’s put together because it’s very digestible. Everything you recommended lifestyle-wise and diet-wise, I was like, “I do that.” I went through the whole thing I was like, “This is my life.”

It’s also common sense. We’re not trying to reinvent anything, it’s just doctors have lost all common sense.

I appreciate your approach because it’s powerful but also simple and easy to understand. That’s the messaging that I resonate with personally and I do my best to transmit. LukeStorey.com is my site and you mentioned coaching. I was doing that for about my first year of having my podcast which incidentally is called The Life Stylist. I found it a little bit difficult to keep up with the number of people and to be able to devote the time needed. I stopped doing that. In lieu of doing one-on-one coaching, now I’m doing workshops and retreats and speaking engagements and things like that. I did a little bit of a pivot there in terms of the business model or how I reach people and help people.

If all people did was listen to your podcast and all the guests you have on there that are absolutely spectacular, the information that’s there, it’s revolutionary. I love it. My staff loves listening to you. They wanted to come into the interview and stuff like that.

I’ve recorded it on my Instagram Live so they can go watch that if they want but I appreciate that. It’s fun to be able to discover experts in health and spirituality because they’re equally important and hand in hand. My job is almost like a journalist, a reporter or a translator, maybe a mix of all three where I can take super geeky science-related people and translate their message into something that’s understandable and applicable by regular people. Then I can take very esoteric, out there spiritual ideas and concepts and make them relatable is what my intention is and I seem to be able to do. The cool thing is I’m the conduit for all that information, I’m sure as you discover as you do your podcast, I’m constantly learning so much. It’s like I’m in graduate school every day absorbing so many great principles and practices. It’s a gift to be able to do what I do. I love doing my podcast and the rest of it all.

Thank you so much, Luke, for being on the Healthy Heart Show. I look forward to talking to you and hopefully seeing you again soon.

Thanks, Jack, for having me.

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About Luke Storey

HHS 05 | BiohacksLuke Storey, a former Hollywood Celebrity Fashion Stylist, has spent the past twenty-one years developing and refining the ultimate lifestyle, based on the most powerful principles of health and spirituality, while at the same time embracing the technology and modern conveniences of urban living.

Using himself as a human research lab, Luke has explored a broad and sometimes extreme variety of measures to obtain optimal health, performance, and well-being. From surviving being injected with poisonous Amazonian frog venom, to enduring weeks of neurofeedback meditation in an isolation chamber, Luke has scoured the earth for the most cutting edge as well as ancient technologies of healing and personal transformation.

Luke has tenaciously applied the results of his field research and used them to not only completely transform his own life but also the lives of thousands of fans and followers through his various media channels and speaking engagements.

As a transformational coach, public speaker, and entrepreneur, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing and happiness to corporate as well as private clients, through his innovative and highly effective lifestyle design coaching system, YouTube channel, and wildly popular podcast, The Life Stylist. Since 2008, Luke has also served as Founder and CEO at School of Style, the nation’s most prominent fashion school for stylists.