EP 1111

1111. Build A Better Brain: Strategies for Strengthening Cognitive Function

Jim Kwik, world expert in memory improvement, brain function, and accelerated learning, shares his latest tools for unleashing your brain’s super power through leveraging nootropics, brain exercises, biohacking, and your cognitive type from his new book, Limitless Expanded.

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I am excited to chat with a longtime friend who is a fellow expert in how to make your brain work better. Jim Kwik is an absolute wizard when it comes to maximizing your brain’s potential. We go way back, over a decade, and I can vouch for his incredible expertise in the realm of cognitive enhancement. He also has just released an expanded addition to his best-selling book, Limitless, where he delves deep into topics that both he and I hold near and dear—nootropics and brain enhancement.

Jim Kwik is a widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain function, and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius. In addition to being an author, he serves as ultra-informed host of the top education training podcast: Kwik Brain. His mission: No brain left behind.

From overcoming childhood adversity and turning it into a superpower, to the secrets behind better memory and accelerated learning, this episode is full of tools for enhancing cognitive function. Plus, we explore the groundbreaking concepts Jim covers in Limitless: Expanded, including the use of nootropics to elevate brain function, his favorite daily biohacking techniques and brain exercises, and how identifying your brain animal can enhance your self awareness and therefore potential.

“There's a version of yourself that's patiently waiting. Show up every single day until you’re introduced.”



Jim Kwik’s Inspiring Brain Health Journey


Top 5 Recommended Nootropics

  • Using nootropics to enhance brain power
  • Supplements: vitamindake.com 
  • What nootropics to take based on your age


Supplements for Brain Health & Longevity

  • Plant toxins you should be aware of
  • Herbs and supplements that reduce brain inflammation


Jim’s Biohacking Must-Haves & Daily Routine


Healing the Emotional Thread & Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth

  • Dave and Jim’s journeys healing brian injuries
  • Experiencing post traumatic growth after hardships
  • 40 Years of Zen: 40yearsofzen.com


Top Exercises for Your Brain

  • What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done to fix your brain?
  • Recommended exercises for the brain
  • The benefits of reading on your brain function
  • Understanding the power of choice


C.O.D.E. – Understanding Your Brain Animal (Cognitive Type)

  • Identifying your brain animal (C.O.D.E.)
  • Take the quiz: mybrainanimal.com
  • Examples of each brain animal and their opportunities and challenges


Leveraging Self-Awareness as A Superpower

  • Applying your brain animal to parenting
  • Understanding your brain type over time

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