Michael Mantz, M.D.
Artificial Intelligence Expert: Jim Kleban, Ph.D.
This is my 7th Video with my good friend Jim Kleban. We are starting to steer the conversation away from COVID-19 topics. We are slowly expanding our conversation to include different areas with a focus on elucidating common issues that impair BRAIN and PSYCHOLOGICAL functioning AND WHAT YOU CAN DO to IMPROVE your overall MIND-HEALTH.
During this interview, we examine the detrimental impact that ALCOHOL has on the brain and simple tips on how to reduce brain injury when you drink alcohol. We then delve into the unique impact a popular breathing technique (developed by WIM HOF) has on brain function, including REDUCING PAIN signaling / discomfort and releasing natural feel good ENDOCANNABINOIDS (Yes your brain has its own internal cannabis dispensary right inside your brain stem). Finally we look into a place where most people avoid, FEAR. I discuss the 2 BIGGEST factors that AMPLIFY FEAR and HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM and IMPROVE your WELL-BEING.
Note: Time Stamps are provided in the description section on YouTube. They give you the option to go to the sections you are interested in and skip the rest. I have also included them below the video right here for your convenience.
0:35 – COVID19 Australia vs. United States 4:30 (4:34 – 15:05) 4:34 Alcohol – Teetotaling – Dulling – Excessive – Social Isolation – Drinking Alone – Emotional Dysregulation – Perceptual Distortions 8:12 4th Law of Cognition Barbara Tversky – The Mind can Override Perceptions – 8:35 Social Isolation (side effects of) – Loss of buffer and connection – the loss of Tone, Eyes, Body Language
10:42 practical advice regarding alcohol 11:25 What if it becomes more habitual – CRAVINGS – 2 Levels – Thoughts and Body Sensations – The Addiction Programming – 12:50 Carry it Forward – Link to Consequences and Values 13:40
Breathing Exercises 19:07 Wim Hof Breathing – Psychiatrist Reviews 20:50 Med-Life Crisis Review of the Science of Wim Hof – Cliff Notes 22:02 Impact on the Default Mode Network 23:10 Strengthening Intercostal Muscles improved endurance 24:18 25:14 Hyperventilation – CO2 (Acidic) is released from the body – More Alkaline – Improves Pain Sensitivity, exposure to PANIC to overcome it, builds will power 27:50 Hypoxia Air Hunger 28:33 Buteyko Breath Restriction – Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome, Got Breathing Problems? 29:44 Placebo Effect 30:11 Breath Holding – Get to Know what True Air Hunger Feel Like 31:10 The Difference between Over breathing and Under breathing – True Air Hunger vs. Panicky Hyperventilation 32:30
32:35 FEAR/PANIC/ANXIETY and shortness of breath 33:40 FEAR – Breathing – Surfing 37:45 (37:48–43:01) 37:48 Types of FEAR – FEAR/SURVIVAL/ANXIETY/SELF-DOUBT 41:38 Feeds on AVOIDANCE and VAGUENESS 43:01 (43:02 – 44:45) 43:02 Social Isolation and FEAR/PANIC 44:45