Our guest is Dr. Patrick Porter – developer of BrainTap.
If you’ve been paying attention to anything going on in the world lately, you know there is PLENTY to be stressed out about. You probably also know that meditating is a great way to relieve stress. But it requires discipline and a lot of practice.
This week we are introducing you to technology that promises to do the heavy lifting of meditation FOR YOU and gives your brain the benefits of a 3-hour nap…in just 20 minutes. Our guest is Dr. Patrick Porter – developer of BrainTap - a mind-development tool designed to help users de-stress while achieving physical, mental, and emotional balance.
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[00:00:00] Zach: If you've spent any time paying attention to anything going on in the world lately, you know, there's plenty to be stressed out about. You probably also know that meditating is a great way to relieve stress, but it requires discipline and a lot of practice.
[00:00:13] Jeremy: This week, we're introducing you to technology that promises to do the heavy lifting of meditation for you and gives your brain the benefit of a three-hour nap in just 20 minutes. Our guest is Dr. Patrick Porter and developer of brain tap a mind development tool designed to help users de stress while achieving physical, mental, and emotional balance.
[00:00:32] This is the fit mess conversations with world-class experts in the fields of mental, physical, and emotional health. And this episode
[00:00:40] Dr. Patrick Porter: only 5% of our conscious reality is controlled by our conscious. mind But most people spend all their time trying to change their conscious mind.
[00:00:49] I tell people is your conscious mind is like Freddy Krueger. You know, it's driving the bus. We need to kick him off the bus because it can't do it anyway. Your conscious mind can only do so much in one day. But your subconscious can do literally millions, if not trillions of things
[00:01:04] Now, here are your hosts, Zach and Jeremy.
[00:01:07] Zach: Welcome to the fit mess brought to you by athletic greens. Thanks for listening while you're doing whatever it is that you're doing right now. I'm Zach, he's Jeremy. We've struggled our whole lives and ended up stronger because of it. And we want to help you do the same. So if you're sick of your own shit and you're ready to make a change, you are in the right place.
[00:01:24] My friend.
[00:01:25] Jeremy: Zach, one of the changes that a lot of people struggle to make, and we've talked about it on the show, a number of times is, adding meditation to the routine, making it part of their, , ability to manage stress and all the things that life throws at them.
[00:01:36] And Zach, you know, I'm no stranger to meditation though. Like most of us I could benefit from doing it more, but I could not wait to talk to our guests this week. When I learned he had tapped into technology that can offer the same benefits with far less effort. I also know meditation is something you struggle with, but using brain tap has actually been helpful.
[00:01:54] Zach: It actually has been really cool. I've been using it, , in the middle of the day to literally like, try and get that three-hour mental rest in 20 minutes. And I literally got done with a.
[00:02:05] 20 minute session and felt like I just woke up from a nap, but I was awake the whole time.
[00:02:10] It was very cool. And I went back to work and I felt like I was more productive. I was more refreshed and , it was very cool. Very interesting. , I was happy with it, but on the other side,
[00:02:21] I've been using their binaural beats for sleep training. Like I've been throwing my ear pods. When I go to sleep, they have a couple of sessions where you don't even need to pay attention. You just need to listen. And then I wake up in the middle of the night, my AirPods Are still in and it's really uncomfortable.
[00:02:34] , according to the many devices that I wear to bed, like my bed tracks my sleep, my ring tracks my sleep, my watch tracks my sleep. All of them actually reported like this lower heart rate on me. And one of them actually said, Hey, warning, your heart rate dropped below a certain threshold. Like my heart rate was running a little bit lower on the nights that I was doing this training.
[00:02:57] It was very cool. My dreams were also. vivid, like I had this one dream about repainting my daughter's room, but I woke up in the morning and I explained everything to my daughter, like what was in the dream. It was so cool.
[00:03:13] Jeremy: Are you sure you weren't just traumatized by the terrible job you did painting your daughter's bedroom.
[00:03:17] Zach: I think that was part of it because the dream was, Hey, I did a really good, well, I, so in reality, I did a really good job, but in the dream. All of a sudden it wasn't good. And then there were layers of things that I never saw on the wall. It was a very weird.
[00:03:33] Jeremy: Th the thing that's so exciting about this kind of technology and, you know, I'll, I should probably defer to you on this, but you know, a lot more about binaural beats than I do since using the app. I've also just been using various playlists of binaural beats during the day to help me focus and make sure that I don't get distracted while in.
[00:03:49] And there is a noticeable difference in how much more efficient I can be and how focused on something I can be rather than bouncing around. Like I already have a system in place to make sure that like Facebook doesn't distract me and I don't get alerts and notifications, but I still will just sort of get bored with whatever I'm doing and, and sort of drift in and out of projects.
[00:04:07] And when I do that, there's something , that helps me focus. It's also funny because while I'm listening to it, I'm, I'm always tuned into like, what am I not supposed to be hearing there. I must be able to find it. Where's the, where's the key to underneath all this noise.
[00:04:20] That's that's unlocking this. I just think it's such fascinating, uh, technology. It's a, it's a fascinating use of sound to manipulate our brains in a way that is beneficial for us
[00:04:30] Zach: Yeah, absolutely. , this is literally part of my day. Like whenever I have to do focus work, I put binaural beats on, I put noise, canceling headphones on and play the binaural beats. And I have a story. Like the way I found by neuro beats was years ago, somebody published an app that had binaural beats that mimicked the sound Of the bridge of the Starship enterprise from star Trek.
[00:04:52] Jeremy: Of course they did.
[00:04:53] Zach: And I was all over that. And I listened to, you know, the computer beeps, but it was like the underlying home of like the engines of the ship that was the binaural beats. But then there was beeps in there and all kinds of stuff. And I just remember, the first time I listened to that, I was like, ah, it's cool.
[00:05:09] I'm on the bridge of the enterprise. And then the second time I listened to it, I was like, wow, I just got a shit load of work done. So.
[00:05:19] Jeremy: such a dork.
[00:05:21] Do they, do they have one for the millennium? Falcon? Can I, can I find that somewhere?
[00:05:25] Zach: they might,
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[00:06:46] Jeremy: All right. It's a lowering your stress, achieving physical, mental, and emotional balance.
[00:06:51] Essentially having something that makes your brain believe that it just had one of the most restorative meditation sessions of your life. is what we talked about with Dr. Patrick Porter. He's the developer of brain tap technology. We have a chance to talk to him. And we just asked him simply, what is brain tap?
[00:07:06] Dr. Patrick Porter: Well brain taps of brain fitness app that helps you to get more clarity, better sleep, and be more present for the life that you want to live in. We believe that it's the third phase of. Yes, the wave. If you want to think about it, the first wave is always, especially in the biohacking world is you cannot think about diet.
[00:07:24] So we've got to have good food. We've got a good nutrition. The body needs that. Number two, we need to move and breathe. We need to have some way to get the nervous system going. And then we believe that we're the third phase, which is brain fitness. How do we keep our brain fit even into old age? And we're going to have a conversation about that.
[00:07:40] Both. I'll talk about it.
[00:07:41] Jeremy: We will get into how it works and, and all of that. I am curious, I know you've been working on this project for a long time. Tell us what got you involved in this and why this is something that, that matters to you.
[00:07:51] Dr. Patrick Porter: Well, when I was growing up, my dad was a very gifted alcoholic. So he went and there was a, uh, you know, everything could be going really great. And he would just find a reason to go get drunk. Right. , the father had. Father Fitzpatrick and sister Mary came to the house one night and said, Hey, we're going to teach Michael how to relax.
[00:08:08] And they took him to a silver method seminar, the, the silver method we ended, my dad, it helped, he stopped drinking. He learned that relaxation and they used a technology driven meditation, which we would call now, uh, isochronic tones. But it was this weird sound they'd play in the background and people would alter their state.
[00:08:25] And, and my dad said, well, if this is good enough for me, it's good enough for my night. So we started doing that. I actually created my very first affirmation tape that I listened to on a cassette player. So that was at 12 years old. And so I've always been engaged in this, but I was never going to do a dad.
[00:08:40] Did he's a psychologist. Now he went to school after that, went back to school, got his degree. He got his PhD and all of that. But in the middle of that, I would school for electronics because I loved electronics. I'm more like, geeky to us back then is very different than what geeky is today.
[00:08:53] But, you know, we had CB radios and different things like that growing up. And, but I really got into electronics. And then I always wanted to know how could we help people? Cause we use GSR machines which has galvanic skin response systems to train the brain, to get them out of stress. And I was fortunate enough through a series of events to start working with a company called light and sound research.
[00:09:13] And the six of us took a device that was called a sensory, but learning system. It was about the size of a microwave. And we were doing some prototyping because it was a $10,000 system and it took an individual to run it. And the prom chip just came out in 1986, so we could start burning our own chips.
[00:09:32] So you've heard the stories that people building things in their garage, you know, during that we were building what we call the MC square, which is our very first portable, light and sound machine. From a company called radio shack. So if people remember that place, so we'd go get our parts, we'd buy the sunglasses, we put everything into it.
[00:09:49] then in 89, we got it the best, how to the best new gadget that year at the consumer electronics show. So ever since then, we've been kind of doing it. I ran a franchise company for awhile. To produce this basically to sell this equipment because it think about it. We arrive on the scene. It's like an alien landed.
[00:10:07] Nobody knew about led lights. Then nobody knew about a very few people will know about binaural beats, like the Monroe Institute, people like that we worked with. And so we were. Putting all this together. And then in 2006, I sold that company and built the unit that I really wanted to build. It took a few years, but in 2013 we built the brain tap and I was able to put everything into one piece of equipment instead of having, if somebody saw my equipment before, which there's some people still using some of the old stuff out there. Being sold by the people who manufactured it for me. But the, uh, there it's, it's a lot of wires, a lot of, you know, so what we did is we wanted to streamline it, make it easy to use. So, and also because of the apps that came out five years ago, we decided to move off selling CDs or downloads, you know, it was kind of, there was a battle there between is our, is it really going to work?
[00:10:57] And of course, getting rid of an inventory. Nice. You know, we don't have a warehouse now holding stock and the app just took off, you know, we had some concerns at that time, but we have a real, our power. Our app is 28 listings a month per user, and we only have a 1% churn. So people love it. They keep using it and, uh, they're finding value with it.
[00:11:18] So that's kind of what, what got me into it. I guess first of all, was just, I wanted to help people because it helped me. I was my first book. I've written nine books, but my first book is called awaken the genius. And I talk about being held back in second grade and then becoming, uh, an honor roll student in a three sport captain throughout that book, but also teaching mine techniques kind of like what a Jim cook would do, but it was from back in the nineties, uh, and still have those.
[00:11:42] A lot of the accelerated learning techniques are still valuable today. That's what I used to teach on was, uh, accelerated learning. And now we're into now it's broadened out into health and fitness and biohacking, you know, is now the biggest thing. So that's what.
[00:11:55] Zach: So like I said, I've been using it and I've found it really useful so far. And so I know it by neural beats are, but for everyone who's listening. How does your app work? There's a couple of different things that are going on when you're listening to these.
[00:12:09] So can you talk a little bit about what's happening and why it works and how it works?
[00:12:14] Dr. Patrick Porter: Sure. Well, with the, with the app alone, we'll talk about that first because it's dealing with sound and we as humans actually collect sound from the world around us at about 25,000 pieces of information. Every second. Now we don't actually process all of those on a conscious level, a very small amount, only 40 pieces get into the conscious mind so that subconscious is still listening to all those.
[00:12:36] And if, if the three of us were sitting at a, uh, eating dinner, let's say, and somebody. It was over. So something like biohacking, we wouldn't hear the rest of the conversation, but we would hear that word biohacking that's because our brain is literally processing all of that data and filtering out what is not meaningful to us.
[00:12:55] And what are the, for the listeners, if you've ever been at a speaking, maybe a church or at a symposium, and you couldn't hear the lecture, but then you finally got line of sight with that lecture. As soon as you saw that lecture, you began to hear. because your hearing is 30% through your visual cortex.
[00:13:13] So your eyes bring in information. So I'll talk about that when we get to the light part of what we do with brain tap, but we need to keep the brain awake. So what we're doing is there's a part of the brain called the primitive brain. That's in the middle of the brain. That basically is what keeps us safe.
[00:13:29] It's its whole job is to protect us that some people call it the reticular activating system, the primitive brain, the reptilian brain, the there's a lots of different names for it. But what it does it's always looking for is that, is this environment safety. Is it okay for me to express? Should I be reserved?
[00:13:45] Should I be on, on edge? Well, what we're doing is we're sending very specific tones, like for binaurals for people that don't understand that we're going to send a 300 Hertz frequency in one ear, a 310 in the other, that's going to create a 10 Hertz frequency. The brain is not going to hear 303 10. It's going to hear a fandom sound of 10 Hertz.
[00:14:04] Now the secret here that most people don't know about binaurals is if I listen to that same binaural for more than three seconds, My brain starts to consider it wallpaper. It doesn't mean anything. And the best example I can give is we all have friends that live near paper mills. And when we go to visit them for the first time, he goes, oh my God, it smells terrible.
[00:14:22] How can you stand it? And they go, I don't even see. That's because our brain is really good at filtering those things out. It says, you know, that smell that's bad, but it's not going to kill us today. So don't pay attention to it. So the same, thing's true with those noises. Like if we hear a startling noise, we immediately turn and we look right.
[00:14:41] If that startling noise happened all the time, like a fan, we would just tune out the fan or the clothes we're wearing is another example. You know, when we first put them on, we'd feel them. But throughout the day, we don't really notice where we're in shirts and pants and things like that. So that's what happens to the brain.
[00:14:54] So we're changing those sounds all the time. Now what happens with sound? Our body collects energy in many different ways. The three main ways are not eating food and drinking water. The three main ways are light sound and vibration because we're collecting energy all the time on ourselves. There's something called chromo forms.
[00:15:14] These are little batteries. So another analogy would be if you've ever been to a party, you didn't really want to go there, but maybe your wife or girlfriend talked into going. So you're at the. Pretty soon, you're tapping your toe. You're kind of swaying. You want to start dancing and the person who registered, I didn't think you wanted to come well.
[00:15:30] That's because the energy of the music actually gave you ATP production and you basically got, got hacked. You know, even though you didn't want a dance, they started playing the songs that you wanted. And now all of a sudden you have all this energy in your body wants to do something with it. So what we're going to do is we're going to put very specific. Light sounded vibrational tones. Now with sound only with the app, we can drive that in through isochronic tones, which our motto signals and isochronic tone for people that don't know what that is. It could be as simple as a waterfall in your office or your home, you know, like one of those bubbling Brooks, that's a ten second.
[00:16:07] Isochronic tone generator. It could be going to the top of a mountain in meditating, near a tree, the tree line, that 7.8 Hertz frequency. So that happens to be theta. Now what happens to the brain when we're in each of these different states is the brain starts to associate. Different chemical relationships to our body, for instance, our neurotransmitter production.
[00:16:29] So when we're in this state where we're talking right now, our primary awareness, hopefully it's in beta, which is our wide awake state, but we also have all the other brain waves going at some degree. So if, but if we're primarily in beta, we're going to be driven by dope. So most people under stress in their addictions, they're all dopamine addictions.
[00:16:48] And somebody says, well, I don't really have an addiction. I said, well, when you send out a text, how long do you wait to look at your phone to see if they respond? Most people, they send the text and they just wait.
[00:16:58] Jeremy: Yeah,
[00:16:58] Dr. Patrick Porter: Like the other person has nothing to do. Just waiting for your text to come in and we're conditioned to do that.
[00:17:04] Right. Then when we get the texts, we go, oh yeah, they love us or whatever. And we get a dopamine. But if, if you get frustrated because they're not sending you back a response and then you just hit it again, say, well, you know, question mark, you know, maybe they were doing something important. So that's a beta brain.
[00:17:21] So what we want to do is we want to get people out of that beta brain. We want to get them into the alpha and theta brain. Now those two, those two brainwave states are associated with meditation, but they're also associated with downregulating the sympathetic nervous. That's important because once you're in sympathetic lock, we call it sympathetic escape.
[00:17:41] That means your life is so stressed out, that you don't even know what you're doing. And like what's happened to us in the last two years. Science shows that our hippocampus can actually shrink three quarters of an inch with a year of stress. So think about what happened that people weren't getting the grounding, they weren't getting these things happening.
[00:17:57] They weren't doing their biohacks. Let's say then their body can be the brunt of that stress because stress builds cortisol. When we have stress that cortisol happens, basically, that's going to tell us to flee, but we're just sitting. And we're not moving, maybe even doing something as terrible as watching the news.
[00:18:17] You know, I always tell people if you're too happy, just turn on the news. You'll be depressed in less than three minutes, you know? So, but what's happening with the brain. Tap is we're getting you into optimizing brain states. So every session is. can't have the same session, even twice. The brain is super smart.
[00:18:35] You might not think you're that smart. So when we're talking about the subconscious Bruce Lipton said it best in people like him. He, he says in biology belief, he says only 5% of our conscious reality is controlled by our conscious mind. But most people spend all their time trying to change their conscious mind.
[00:18:52] I tell people is your conscious mind is like Freddy Krueger. You know, it's driving the bus. We need to kick him off the bus because it can't do it anyway. Your conscious mind can only do so much in one day. But your subconscious can do literally millions, if not trillions of things, you know, we have 75 trillion cells that make up our body.
[00:19:10] And our subconscious mind is simultaneously communicating with each one of them and how it interacts as a community. So our subconscious builds our behaviors. We build our behaviors, let's say by our actions and beliefs and life activities, but then they build us They basically feed back through us because life's happening so quickly.
[00:19:30] So what happens with BrainTap is you're able to slow everything down because when you get into the elephant data state, literally time itself is suspended. You can seem for some Einstein said it best. He said, Hey, when you're talking to a beautiful woman for an hour, it seems like a minute. When you're sitting on a hot stove for a minute, it seems like an hour. So when you're, when you're thinking about time is very subjective to the person viewing time at that place.
[00:19:52] So even a five minute or 10. Session where you get into alpha and beta can unlock the nervous system. And that's really what we're doing when we're doing it with sound. So sound is really important, but sound can only take you so far because you still have other senses available. And when you close your eyes, you're actually shutting down 30% of your brain's active performance.
[00:20:15] So that doesn't mean you can't get results. Our studies show, it takes about six weeks to get the same results you would get with three weeks with our headset,
[00:20:23] Jeremy: And I, and I want to bring the light into it for a minute, but before we do the sound is something that I want to hit on for a minute, because this was something I've, I've used all of the, the meditation apps that guide you through whatever many of them helped me sleep. I use them on a regular basis. The first time I used your.
[00:20:38] I couldn't believe how quickly I just, the ego dissolved and I just dissolved. It was the strangest thing. The first one I did, I think it was like an eight minute session and it was like seconds. I couldn't believe, like I said, I spent a few seconds going, okay, there's some nice music. And, and he's, he's telling me what's going to happen here.
[00:20:56] And I started trying to find like, what's, what's the trick? What am I not hearing? What am I not supposed to pick up on? What? What's the trick here? And then all of a sudden it was. Yeah. I, it was like, I was hypnotized. I've never been hypnotized, so
[00:21:08] I don't
[00:21:08] Dr. Patrick Porter: could we call that? We call that the island time experience. So when you're you're, you're so stressed out, you don't even know it. And then as soon as you unlock that, the nervous system has to flip the switch. So you went from survivor brain to thriving brain, and at that level, you, you basically have like, you know, when you're on vacation, you don't really realize it when you.
[00:21:29] What do you mean a day went by
[00:21:31] Jeremy: Yeah.
[00:21:32] Dr. Patrick Porter: what happened? So that's really liberating to the nervous system and we're doing that through all of those different frequencies. We have not only one frequency, we have the isochronic tones, but we also underlie vibration
[00:21:44] Jeremy: So
[00:21:45] that's what I was wondering is, is, am I hearing, is it literally what I'm hearing or are there things that my brain is picking up on that I'm not even aware of?
[00:21:53] Dr. Patrick Porter: Right. Your brain is picking up on things. So that 25,000 pieces of information, we're instructing the brain, by the way, the brain learns. They're silly on the brain, little here, like follicles. That's always evaluating calibrating your reality to find out. And just as an example, if I walk outside and it's cold, I'm going to start.
[00:22:12] To try to warm up my body. If I go inside and it's hot, I'm going to start sweating to cool it down. That's that's a physical manifestation of what's happening even at a microcosmic level at the cellular level of your brain, your brain is out because this is something that freaks people out, you know, when they had that big tsunami and they go, why did all the animals leave?
[00:22:33] Before the people it's because the planet told them to our planet has frequencies. And if we were on a space of coming toward earth, it would resonate between 0.05 and 100. And some people are tuned into that. Like, if we're near a volcano, it's going to be like a hundred, you know, it's going to be very chaotic in things.
[00:22:51] But if we're in the mountains and we're meditating, like I said, 7.8 Hertz frequency, our brain light. Earth frequencies. And this is why a lot of people are biohacking like 5g and 3g, uh, because that's millions of hits when our son sends light to the planet. It, our body's used to that. I mean, that's, that's basically what tells our body what to do, right.
[00:23:11] If we don't get to sleep by two o'clock at night, we don't make melatonin because that's the part of the biological synchronicity that we have with our planet. That's all done subconsciously I don't, I don't go to bed and go, you know, Melatonin producers get online. You know, I don't do that. Right. They, they just, uh, it just starts doing it, you know?
[00:23:30] And so this is what we mean. A lot of people think just because they consciously think something that the subconscious is listening, but this, the body, our body being the record of our subconscious, that's why we have psychosomatic illnesses, which means illnesses of the mind. So is the, with the body recording.
[00:23:47] And people like Louise hay wrote the book. You can heal your life. It's very true. I mean, I just challenged somebody to look at what she says, like your knees hurting. You're probably facing some kind of change in your life and you don't want that change to happen. And so your knees, it shows up in your knees.
[00:24:01] So think of your body, like the hard drive. But if we can wipe, if we can, I tell them people that know about computers, there's a table on a computer called a file allocation table. And. We have to defrag that every once in a while on our hard drives or our computers start running slower and slower and slower, that's what we do every night.
[00:24:17] When we sleep, we defrag, we take short-term memories, make them long-term memories. And then we assign meaning to our life. Now, if we don't actively assign that meaning, this is what the conscious mind can do. We can take all the positive. Relive them and put them into a success reel. Now the brain goes, those were important.
[00:24:35] I'm going to remember those when I need them, because that's going to be your own digital drug. You know that if you want to feel good, you start remembering those happy times. Now, any negative thing that happened, you can also change those by making them black and white, putting them behind you. What was the lesson learned?
[00:24:50] And then instead of those being threats or stressed out experiences, they become learned lessons and they get stored as challenges met, which actually gives you. More confidence more self-assurance you know, if you go to bed, shouldn't all over yourself, you know, then, uh, you know, basically you have bad dreams, you wake up anxious and stressed out.
[00:25:12] So there's a few things you can do for brain fitness before you go to bed. But the main thing is, is we need to regulate our brain during the day, because one stressfully bit for some people. And this is how, you know, if your nervous system is out of alignment, you get upset in the morning. And you're still talking about in the. That's a, that's a dysregulated nervous system. The pre you know, it's like a dog with a bone. They just can't get rid of it. That's why, if you've ever been through a bad patch, some maybe you broke up or you lost your job, whatever it is. But as soon as you get a new direction, like you find a new girl or you find a new guy, or you find a new job, now you, your brains automatically.
[00:25:49] Knocking over dominoes saying, okay, we're going to do this. We're going to accomplish that. We're going to, because the subconscious is also goal striving, but if you don't put a goal in there or an outcome, it basically goes to default. It says, okay, what did mom, dad, brothers, teachers, preachers tell you, and this is how you run your life.
[00:26:06] So part of the biohack is we need to get to the first date, which is first. You got to get to the state where you can plow the grid. I tell people, imagine you walk outside, you just don't see it on the ground. Go. Why isn't my seeds plant or. Well, that's where brain tap comes in. You've got to get the brain into the right place.
[00:26:23] How we learn naturally is we take short-term. We take things in the real world and we put them into beta Delta, and we put them into long-term memory. We're doing that quicker when we're doing brain tap. So now we have more capacity to handle the stresses of our life. That's the main, main thing I think that people get from BrainTap.
[00:26:40] Zach: was very interesting as you were talking about that. I left a job that was very, very toxic for me about six months ago. , and I went to a new one where I was thriving. It took me a little while to get over it. And I went to a going away party with a lot of my ex , coworkers and was surrounded by them.
[00:26:57] And for like three days afterwards, I felt like I was back in that funk of the old job. So that as, as you were talking, I kept thinking about that going, huh? That's exactly what that was.
[00:27:08] Dr. Patrick Porter: Well, one thing is we're going to talk about light in a moment. Every person on earth is, has a Corona discharge. We actually transmit infrared light from our bodies. Every person it's not just one person like Jesus or something like that, every person does it. And our science officer Francisco Sutro actually created the clothing for Tom Brady.
[00:27:29] Is called PB 12 recovery. Where what he has is ceramics in the clothing that actually. It's the infrared light that he's admitted and puts it back to you. So we have this clothing that you can wear. So what that means is when you're around them, believe it or not, they now call it discharge in communication through are the fibers of the body.
[00:27:50] You are communicating with light. So every mitochondria, you know, it's, it's weird cause we have what, 50,000 or 75,000 cells. But we have a hundred thousand bacteria. the mitochondria, basically we're, we're not even people, you know, that's what the craziest thing people are.
[00:28:07] We're, we're a community of different activities. Now we run the show, right? We take it where it wants to go. But the reality is that the communication happens at the speed of light, faster than electricity, the speed of thought. And they now know that when you transmit. You're you're in a room with somebody you're actually sharing biotech information.
[00:28:31] So they're input. That's why it's so important that you guard yourself against who you're hanging out with the energy vampires. There's a true, there are people that suck energy, you know, in you, we know them, you know, they'd walk in the room, it gets a little darker. You know, there are people like that that, you know, they're just the bad luck, slap rock or whatever, you know, on the, on the Flintstones or something.
[00:28:52] So we have all of this. And so, but you want to, you want to be the, you want to be the light when you walk in the room you want. But the thing is that if the associations with people like your job, that association was there. So what happened was the brain started throwing all the tumblers back. So you remember that toxic environment.
[00:29:10] Now you have to shake it off again, the nervous system you said it took about three days. That's, that's very common because the nervous system takes 72 hours, three days to reset. So you experienced that in real time.
[00:29:21] Jeremy: That's wild. All right. So you mentioned light, let's talk about the light aspect of how all this.
[00:29:27] Dr. Patrick Porter: Yeah. So one thing we noticed when we first started, of course, the company was called light and sound research in the, the led just became commercially available. It was available before then, but it wasn't priced where you could actually do something with it. So what we did is we looked at a candle.
[00:29:41] There's something called the Jyoti meditation, where you look at a candle and you breathe and the candle just barely flickers. Then you that's a breathing technique. They use in. And with a candle. So we said, well, what, with an led, could we tune an led, tack like a candle? And yeah, we can. And then we found out we could actually change it within with something called an E prom chip or a programmable chip.
[00:30:03] So now we could take the candle, all, all fires burn at 10 Hertz frequency. That's why people are mesmerized by fires. You know, if you've ever been on a date or a with your wife, and there's a fire going, you get a little romantic that's because you actually started to create. Acetycholine when you're in theta 10 Hertz frequency, your body starts producing the feel good neurotransmitters.
[00:30:25] So basically your blood doping, you know, you didn't know that, you know, but your, your odds are in your favor. So it's guys, we need to do everything we can. So build a fire, you know, whatever happens. So, so all that's going to be there and the brain starts to produce it. Now, if we can get them even more relaxed, they'll get into things. But the problem is with sound alone. It's almost impossible unless you've meditated for 25 to 30 years to get a lot of data activity. Now there's a lot of people out there saying I do data healing. I'd get into data. I can tell you right now I can count on one hand. The number of people we have. Tracked with our, with our technology, whether it be the Wabi, the QEG devices that we have, or our neuro check that actually get to theta.
[00:31:09] In fact, I've only know of one person that I'm thinking about it, that they could actually meditate and we get to go to India all the time. So we get to measure gurus and you'd be surprised how some of them don't even get the high levels of. Data that we need, but if you can get gamma, you actually start to produce Gabba.
[00:31:26] The important part of that is because plant-based medicines are so big right now, right? People are going on. When you get Gabba, you actually start to produce DMT. In your own brain. So we have opioid receptors, we have DMT receptors. We have GABAA receptors, these all help us to dream and have spiritual experiences.
[00:31:46] So we start to think outside of our everyday three-dimensional world, because we've activated our chemical system, or what I like to tell people is the most powerful pharmacy, which is the one between your ears. So what we're doing with light in order to get the brain to be in an immersive. You put on the goggles there's we started with just the Goggle lights.
[00:32:05] So you have this bias that comes down in there's four. Uh, there's actually eight LEDs there. It's not a lot of light, not a lot of light energy, but it's enough. Your eyes are closed. So it's going to attract the optic nerve. And what happens is the brain is always trying to match its environment. So it's used to having that, those frequencies of light, even though the sun looks to be solid to us.
[00:32:26] It's broadcasting frequencies all the time. So just like our lights in our house are they're actually at 60 Hertz frequency. That happens to be 10 Hertz. So depending upon how healthy the light is, it's coming into the body. So what happens is now the brain we've slowed it down enough that the brain can actually capture. What's happening. So we've, we've the same thing you do with the ears we've done with the eyes, except what we're doing in the right ear is happening with the left eye. What's happening in the right eye is happening with the left ear. So we can get the, the, the hippocampus. To have more blood flow, the more blood flow, the more circulation, the smarter the brain, it creates something called neuro-plasticity.
[00:33:05] And that's really what we want. We want it, we call it brain plasticity, but in science they call it neuroplasticity. So you have this brain that's able to transact more information. So now what we need to do to move the brain takes it into. But if you don't have the energy, that's why I think biohackers get such great results with BrainTap because they're eating the right things.
[00:33:22] They're measuring things, they're getting good sleep and all those things. But then what we said was how can we get more energy into the brain? The most under prescribed nutrient earth today is not vitamin D although it is because it's. Vitamin D is a, is really a, a hormone that is triggered by the production of light.
[00:33:43] So what we do is we, we actually give light to the brain. Now we do it through retinal flashing because the eyes are not just attached to your brain, their brain. And through photobiomodulation, which means for the listeners that don't know that I, I saw some of your people you had on, I think somebody talked about this before.
[00:34:00] I'm one of your podcasts, but in the, in the PR what happens is the hemoglobin, the red blood cells are going to absorb the. Of the four tech exchange so that the light is going to go into the body. It's going to basically be captured by the red blood cell. It's going to circulate to the body and it's going to look for a cell that's about to die, what they call a pop posts.
[00:34:21] So when, before the cell dies, if that energy can get. That cell actually acts like a negative charge in absorbs the photon into it. Once it does that, that cell literally go comes back to life. The Krebs cycle starts again. ATP is produced. Nitric oxide is released, which means vassal dilation, blood flow in everywhere.
[00:34:44] There's blood flow. There is lymphatic blood flow. So for the brain, this is important because the only time we detox our brain is during the level of. That's why it all the sleep apps everybody's looking for. If I have the aura, which I do, you could look at the aura. As long as I get one hour of deep sleep.
[00:35:00] I'm, I'm 97 to a hundred that night. If I get less than that, now, if I'm using the bio strap, it's two hours because they have a different algorithm. So if you have, and they don't, they don't measure rim sleep in the same way. So they all do something different, but it really all linked to deep sleep because we know if we get that deep restorative. Our body basically cleanses itself, especially from the brain out. Now, the reason we use lights in the years, people are already saying, why the hell did. Led lights in the ears. Well, for natural medicine, practitioners don't know why, because of acupuncture points, we have all the meridians run through the ears.
[00:35:41] So you could do it with seeds, even, you know, little acupuncture points. You can press, you can do it yourself. And so what I was doing was I was watching my doctors using lasers and we use lasers at our clinic too. So we had, I said, well, how much light does a laser produced? What's the full take effect, the energy exchange.
[00:35:58] Right? So what we did is we figured out for a 20 minute dose of nine LEDs is the same as getting a laser treatment, but you're getting an a on both ears without anybody else helping you. Now what's important about that is we actually can measure this with our neuro check technology. It blows away acupuncturist because, and also chiropractics because we'll say, look, if they have a block here, they have a block here.
[00:36:20] Watch what happens. We're going to do brain tap. It'll be cleared out. Because it all starts with the. Even when, whatever you do, you're working on the brain, you physically work out, you're working on your brain, you eat good foods. It's going to go to your brain. Everything is at the end of the day, the brain gets the first cut of every everything, you know, and then it gives whatever's left to the rest of the body.
[00:36:41] So in the, in the process of light, what happens is we need energy to do it. So for instance, our study, we did with, uh, women, 55 65. These were women that had never meditated because we wanted to get people that, and, but they were all diagnosed with them. In this study, by the way, is in a bigger study right now at Seminole college.
[00:36:59] But this was our pilot study and we, we, we took six weeks, three times a day doing the headset BrainTap morning, afternoon, and evening. They did it three times a day for six weeks six. And they were all diagnosed with dementia. They all did all the cognitive testing. They all had dementia. There was no question they did.
[00:37:18] And we noticed that their left hemisphere was moving slower than the right hand. So we developed some brain tap sessions called the new mind where I sped up the left hemisphere slowed down the right hemisphere. We noticed it took six weeks to do that. As soon as their brain was matched, the frontal lobe alpha was matched.
[00:37:34] They felt more energized. They felt more alert, more aware. So we had them go back to their medical doctors. Every one of them in the pilot study came back and said, my doctor is. If I were to came here like this six weeks ago, they would've never diagnosed me with dementia. So we'd had them do the cognitive skills testing.
[00:37:51] They now tested in their normal range. We had already done the neuroplastic change, which means energy. We measured the energy across their brain. We had a 49% overall neuroplastic change in six weeks. We changed these women's lives in six weeks just by taking really less than an hour a day. To give them what their brain needed, which was rest, relaxation and energy.
[00:38:16] It's all about energy. So if we can get energy into the brain, the brain will be innate ability of the brain. You know, what they say is the power that made the body can heal the body. You just have to give it the right materials, you know, so you get the master builder, what it needs, and it's going to build the body, build it back better,
[00:38:32] Jeremy: amazing stuff. I know you're speaking at the biohacking Congress. I'd love to find out a little bit more about that and where we can learn more about you.
[00:38:39] Dr. Patrick Porter: Yeah, well, we're going to be going to the Vegas show. That's happening at the Excalibur in March here. It's going to be a great event. There'll be over 500 people there. I guess it's going to be fun. They can also try BrainTap and we'll have our equipment so we can actually measure your nervous system. So you can do that.
[00:38:53] You can follow me at, at Dr. Patrick Porter at Dr. Patrick Porter or. Brain tap tech. You can find out all about us and if they want to try it before they'd go there, , you might have a link that you can share with them, or you can share that link with them . So they, we have a free giveaway and they can get a copy of my book to learn more.
[00:39:12] That'd probably be the best steps to do. Just share that link in your podcast notes or whatever, and they can go there. And, and with that free 15 day trial, they'll get a copy of my book, thrive in overdrive, which has the science. And if they're interested,
[00:39:24] Jeremy: You'll find firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Porter, fascinating stuff, and a great work on the app. I'm already enjoying the benefits of it. So thank you.
[00:39:33] Dr. Patrick Porter: Thank you.
[00:39:34] Jeremy: That was Dr. Patrick Porter, developer of brain tap technologies. You can find out more about him, his work and the biohacking Congress event, he mentioned in Las Vegas coming up March 19th and 20th. All of that information is in the show notes for this email@example.com.
[00:39:48] Zach: So in the past, , I've put a huge amount of effort And time into meditating and I've gotten the results out of it that I really, really loved. And, again, it's such a struggle for me to do that. So with this app, it was actually really cool. To use the app for 20 minutes and get the same feeling as I had gotten with all of that time and effort going into meditation.
[00:40:10] you know, it really reminded me how important meditation is and how much I really do need to have it in my life and do it every day. So if you're ever like me and you can't meditate, or you have trouble meditating, try the app out because it'll get you there quicker and show you what those benefits are.
[00:40:26] Jeremy: And again, my first experience with this app was fascinating because , like I said, eight minutes of the session that went by in a blink, I spent maybe a minute trying to figure out what it was I was supposed to be hearing. And then it was just, oh, And so I got all of those benefits in that quick eight minutes in what felt like seconds.
[00:40:45] And it's just amazing. I can't wait to find out, what it's like with the goggles, adding that light therapy. There's just so many applications for this that can be so beneficial. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or just can't sit still long enough to meditate, then you know, that's something that you want to incorporate into your life.
[00:41:00] If you're looking to make that change, this app might be the thing that you're looking.
[00:41:04] Zach: And if you're looking to make other changes and you want. This kind of a conversation going, go ahead and join us in our Facebook group, where you can find us and fellow fitness listeners and connect with us for monthly challenges, countability to reach your goals in a supportive community.
Founder of BrainTap
Quick Facts About Patrick K. Porter, PhD
• Award-winning author, educator, researcher, entrepreneur, and speaker
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2020) - Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation (IAFNR)
• Dean of mind-based studies at the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine
• SleepRX program voted best sleep application of the year by Health Magazine
• Featured in The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek
• TV and radio personality for 10 years
• Created more than 1200 personal development programs
• Successfully marketed more than 3 million products worldwide