#28 Dr. Andrew Huberman on The Soothing Science Behind Breathwork

#28 Dr. Andrew Huberman on The Soothing Science Behind Breathwork

Do you want to reduce stress, get better sleep, experience less anxiety, and have more emotional control? More and more research is showing that deep breathing exercises can help. If you’re constantly feeling off-balance, using daily breathwork practices might be the answer. So, let’s take a deep, cleansing breath and dive right into it.


On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have honest conversations with the extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they’ll inspire you, too.

Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time. So, if you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition, and healing the planet, this podcast is for you. 

Dr. Andrew Huberman Tries to Find the Small Connecting Pieces to Life’s Biggest Puzzles 

Since he can remember, Andrew has had a fascination with animals and biology. In particular, their shapes, how they move, and their unique specializations. As a kid, he would read countless animal encyclopedias. He would try to figure out where we, as animals, fit into this world. 

Today, Andrew is an absolute powerhouse in neurological research. He is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the founder of the Huberman Lab, where he’s involved in tons of breakthrough research on brain function, brain plasticity (the brain’s ability to change as a result of experiences), and brain regeneration.  

In his life-long quest to relieve suffering, The Huberman Lab focuses a lot on the visual system. Dr. Huberman’s team is currently studying how virtual reality can get rid of fear and anxiety and preserve sight in glaucoma patients. These insane experiments resulted in Andrew diving with great white sharks and climbing mountains without ropes or harnesses- all in the name of science, of course.

In addition, his work in the Huberman Lab at Stanford has been heavily featured in Science, Discover, Scientific American, Time, and the New York Times

In 2013, Andrew received the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award and the Biomedical Scholar Award from the Pew Charitable Trusts due to his research. Then, in 2017, Andrew also won the ARVO Cogan Award. Primarily because of his contributions to vision science. 

In this episode, Andrew and I talk about why stress is actually good for your immune system. Also, we dive into the immense stress-relieving power behind breathwork and how your eyeballs are just another part of your brain. This totally fascinating episode gets right to the heart of proper breathing practices and how this simple act can positively impact your state of mind.

Guys, this is not one to be missed!

  • Andrew’s scientific roots
  • From college dropout to world-renowned neuroscientist
  • The ethics of neuroscience
  • Hollywood photographers, great white sharks, and underwater brain scans
  • The light and dark side of Artificial Intelligence in Science
  • Learning to be calm in an elevated state 
  • The benefits of deep breathing and breathwork
  • The simple steps towards proper breathing techniques
  • Why stress doesn’t lower your immunity
  • Our cells and carbon dioxide

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1 Comment
  • Jane Dulaney
    Posted at 01:19h, 16 October Reply

    This really makes me wonder about energy (or lack there of) with shorter days…

    Kind regards

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