Episode #5: The Alzheimer’s Solution: Preventing Dementia & Optimizing Brain Health with CO2 and Fascia Work

On Episode 5 of the Conscious Breathing Podcast with Steve Scott, Karim Delgado from Brain Mechanics shows us his advanced multimodal approach to Alzheimer’s, brain health and improving overall well-being. We dive deep into fascia work and how our memories or sensations are stored within there.

How with trauma and stress our fascia is constricted around our organs and other parts of the body and how carbon dioxide therapy helps to release the contraction allowing the fascia to expand. The approach used at Brain Mechanics involves collaborating with a diverse range of health experts measuring many aspects of the human physiology as well as deploying technologies to help facilitate change. Karim has created a really unique and dynamic approach that I think you will find very interesting.

Episode #5: The Alzheimer’s Solution: Preventing Dementia & Optimizing Brain Health with CO2 and Fascia Work

Published: December 30, 2021

Podcast Transcript

Karim 0:00
We believe that, you know, that carbon dioxide actually affects the fascia. And since we’ve spent the past nine or 10 months now working with the leaders in fascia applications at the Human Garage, we’re now seeing that being able to affect fascia affects so many different organs in the body, so many different areas of the human, you know, physiology and psychophysiology.

Steven 0:25
Alright, so in today’s call, I have Karim Delgado, he’s the founder of BrainMechanics.io. And before we get started with the call, we’re just going to breathe for a few moments using the Relaxator.

Beautiful, thank you, Steve.

All right. So yeah, so as I mentioned, you’re the founder of brainmechanics.io. And so, why don’t you just tell us a little bit about Brain Mechanics what you guys do and kind of how you got started and a little bit about your background?

Karim 2:43
Well first, Steve, I’m really relaxed right now.

Steven 2:45
Yeah, me too.

Karim 2:47
We just did the Relaxator. And I was prior to this. I was running around trying to get an investor deck, kind of finished stuff really quick and running all over the place. And we just sat in, we just did the Relaxator, I got myself a little bit of state of equanimity as I did it. And wow, feel really relaxed.

Steven 3:08
Yeah, that’s awesome. I feel relaxed too. Yeah, I was kind of running around myself. Right before the call as well.

Karim 3:16
So Brain Mechanics. So first of all, thank you for having me here. I’m a huge admirer of your work. I think that the work that you guys are doing in Conscious Breathing is fantastic.

Steven 3:27
Yeah, thank you.

Karim 3:27
I think it is really revolutionary with carbon dioxide and carbogen and all kinds of different things that way, I think it really has the potential to impact millions of people in a really, really positive way.

Steven 3:41
Thank you.

Karim 3:41
So first, I want to thank you for that. And I was really attracted to talking to you today because of that, right? You guys are doing some just really fantastic work and see how literally some other devices and things that you’re you’ve got going on? Or are, you know, kind of like the the microscopes of the telescopes of the new world, right? Providing insights. And at Brain Mechanics, we do quite a bit of big data of the body type research. And so we’re really excited about, you know, all the different things that you guys are working on. Because I think it’d be just fantastic to be able to measure the effects and the profound effects across different types of, you know, dimensions of the human body.

Steven 4:21
Yeah, yeah, thanks. Very excited to collaborate with you guys as well, in all that you’re doing.

Karim 4:26
Yeah, Brain Mechanics is something that we’ve been around for about eight years now. And my background is, so I’m not a doctor, or I don’t play one on the internet either. But, what I am is, I’ve been in research and development for about 20 years and many different verticals from you know, telecommunications to the health space. To even more advanced, like AI and things like that on the wellness side of things and worked in the energy field and things do that as well. And so, with that in mind, you know, I also come from a medical family. So my dad was a doctor, my brother’s a doctor and my sister’s a nurse. And so they, you know, they’ve been around medicine for a while. And, I guess, about nine years ago, my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and, which is a form of dementia. And it was a pretty profound event in our lives, because he was actually a doctor, a gastroenterologist and semi-retired he worked at a nursing home. And as a, you know, kind of managing it, and he saw that 50% of the people there had Alzheimer’s and dementia, which is pretty bad. So when the diagnostics came into the picture it was pretty, pretty profound, he knew what he was kind of getting into, it’s going to be kind of crazy ride, but having gone through that experience to seeing him, you know, going through his life and kind of losing his memories and his emotions and stuff. And luckily didn’t take his heart, but just having seen him going through that, I promised him that I was going to try to find a solution for it. And so I had to kind of open my heart, kind of take on the mission and, and since then, it’s been wonderful. You know, I’ve been putting together over eight years now a team, world experts in applied neurology, applied to, you know, things like systems biology and a whole bunch of different disciplines. Here out West, we only have, you know, biochemical, biochemical medicine, and surgery, but other places in the world, they have all kinds of different medicines and different modalities. So we started kind of building together on the therapeutic side, a stack of, almost like MMA, we have this multiple disciplines, to try to see how we can actually move the needle with ease. Not only Alzheimer’s, but, or from neurological disorders. And soon realized that, for us to actually take on these complex problems, not only that we need like multiple disciplines, but also a health technology stack, that would allow us to actually measure and quantify the human body at 10x, you know, things like, you know, replacing an MRI that’s $3,500 into a virtual MRI, which, honestly, it costs us a little bit less than $1 to capture brain functional, using these devices, right. As well as measuring things like sleep, you know, sleep platforms like Alzheimer’s have huge problems going to sleep and staying asleep, they don’t make enough delta waves. And delta waves is when your your brain actually shrinks, and your lymphatic system takes away all these amyloid plaques and all these things that the toxins have built up in there, right? So we have to build our own, like health technology platform for sleep, and then even affecting sleep, how do you actually induce these things? So we spent quite a bit of time and energy doing that. And it’s been, fast forward now, eight years of pretty intense R&D and we’ve come up with different reference protocols that we’re making open source for Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, tinnitus, and other serious conditions. And we’re just sharing those openly with the world. This is what we found. And then on the technology side, we’re looking to actually help out companies and build an ecosystem of other like minded, who are actually looking to apply a think different approach to wellness and health, specifically, you know, doing what we’re thinking of, which is smart wellness, right, evidence based wellness, because I’m not a doctor, but you know, we can capture some information and doctors and others can try things and capture information after we can know whether we’re heading in the right direction or not. So that’s what we’ve been all about. And we are looking to democratize these different technologies and these different protocols, share them openly and freely around the world, in order to help people improve the quality of living, the quality of life, you know, the quality of, the level of happiness that they have in their lives. And, you know, I can think of what we’re building what’s called a humanistic computing systems and humanistic systems in general. And we believe that technology should be there to actually help us make us better human beings. And, you know, spiritual beings, as well and emotional beings and all kinds of, right. And so, that’s what we’ve been working on for a while, and we’re pretty excited about collaborating with you guys. Because, I really see that the work that you’re doing are really, are honestly the leaders in breath and breath analysis. No doubt about it. I mean, and I think the potential to taking a breath analysis tools and then cross-correlating with other big data of the body, you know, data sets can really help us to understand the human body at a deep level because deeper than anything I think we’ve ever done before. Because, I mean, the more I’m learning about breath, the more I realize I don’t know anything about breath, it spans from the scientific measurements of 30 or 40 different variables to, you know, even like under religious scripts, where it’s like the breath of God and when you’re getting on this path of breath, you know, it’s a whole gambit. And it’s beautiful. And I think that understanding the breath, and all those different dimensions, I think would would benefit mankind, as well as even affecting health, with the work that you’re doing with co2 and things like that, you know, there’s some really interesting hypothesis that we believe that now that we have some of the equipment to start testing them out, that could really significant the quality of life of people. We believe that, you know, that carbon dioxide actually affects the fascia. And since we’ve spent the past nine or 10 months now working with the leaders in fascia applications at the Human Garage, we’re now seeing that being able to affect fascia affects so many different organs in the body, in so many different areas of the human, you know, physiology in psychophysiology. Yeah, and so it’s really exciting there, to see how it can actually be from the biology side to actually helping people de-stress at a global scale, like never they’ve experienced before, to, on the biological side, of the impacts of that of even, we believe it’s going to impact, you know, potentially epigenetic aging, and we’ve seen it, we’ve seen it with other interventions of fascia, but we believe that combining the co2 applications are going to be game changing.

Steven 11:38
Yeah. So what is, before we get into fascia and everything, so what is like, how does one get diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? What are the things they measure?

Karim 11:47
Yeah. So, with Alzheimer’s there are different ways of, Alzheimer’s is a label really. I mean, it’s a collection of symptoms, but they’re just labeling it as Alzheimer’s and so, you know, you have loss of memory, and you can have like subjective and cognitive decreasing of performance. So things like, you can’t remember things, so you’re trying to think about a word, it doesn’t come to mind right away, you know, losing stuff, not remembering people’s names and things like that, right. And eventually, that’s, so it could be from mild to more subjective, to mild to then more severe loss of functions. And it’s, right now, they’re looking for pretty, like trying to get a diagnostic tool that actually serves the diagnostics, things like a blood test and things like that, or they’re making progress in those areas. But, at the end of the day, at Brain Mechanics, for example, we measure brain functions. So we can measure brain functions. And then you should be able to extrapolate like, okay, this person’s functional level, you know, like we could, we can correlate brain functions to traumatic brain injuries to Alzheimer’s and things like that, right? That’s one area. But then you also have different areas of assessing the autonomic nervous system, they impact Alzheimer’s autonomic nervous system. So that’s some of the areas that we look at. You could also look at areas of this vestubular nerve functions, and also ocular health. So we can look at ocular health and say, like, you can actually see, like, amyloid plaque buildup and things like that on the eyes, you know, and also, the eyes also correlate directly to different parts of the brain functions. So there’s all kinds of different assessments you could do. But then, really, at the end of the day, following the medical model, I think the closest that comes into having a solution is the Recode protocol by Dr. Bredesen and he was a molecular neurologist and what happened, neuroscience actually, neuroscience. And what he found is that, you know, unlike what everybody else is pursuing, which is amyloid plaque theory, that amyloid builds in your brain, and then therefore, it causes all these different, you know, wrecks your biology. What he was saying is that the amyloid plaque is actually result in amyloid plaque buildup, it’s actually a result of natural, like a natural process. Right. And when he saw that, he realized that he started to kind of dive into understanding the cause of Alzheimer’s. So there’s different types of Alzheimer’s, some Alzheimer’s that, you know, the amyloid plaque for example, part of causing Alzheimer’s is toxic level buildup in the brain and toxicity from, it could be industrial toxins, could be farming toxins, it could be neurotoxins. It could even be something that’s very common, that literally, like you could see, you know, in New Orleans for example, after floods, or Houston, Puerto Rico or here in Calgary, I guarantee you that you’re going to see a high incidence of Alzheimer’s in the next few years, because when you have a flood, you have toxic mold. And toxic mold is actually one of the other. It’s a type of, you know, toxicity, or mold toxicity, that actually induces Alzheimer’s type symptoms. So, you know, there’s toxic, there’s things like your, you know, as you age, you don’t make enough hormones, because of x, y, and z reasons, some of the environmental things. When you don’t make enough hormones, your body then produces amyloid plaque to also get, make sure that you don’t keep growing neurons.

Steven 15:21
Okay, so it’s like a protective mechanism, kind of.

Karim 15:24
It’s a protective mechanism. Yeah. And then and then the same thing with having a high insulin, like a high sugar, you know, it actually takes care of this glycotoxic Alzheimer’s, is taken away the toxic levels from having the standard American diet, right. And then there’s others, which is what most people consider the boogeyman, where it’s like, do you have the Alzheimer’s gene. So all that means is that you have a gene that, when we were hunters and gatherers, whenever you cut ourselves, we would get inflamed really fast. And because we got inflamed really fast, we would not die from all these bacteria that got in in our body, right, or viruses and things. Right. And so, well, fast forward now a few million years into the future. And now we’re not getting cut in the jungle, but we’re actually having a standard American diet, we’re eating, you know, fats that are rancid and processed foods, you know, we’re having tons of sugar spiced everywhere, we’re having incremental stress levels that are increasing our inflammation, and then all these things are actually now you’re kind of putting fuel into the fire. And and then you have now, you know, people who were affected who had that gene who have that inflammation.

Steven 16:37
Yeah. So that’s the primary approach right now, with all the drugs and everything. Is it to reduce the amyloid plaque or break it down? Or is that…

Karim 16:47
Well, no. So with with the Bredesen protocol, what we do is which I’m actually…

Steven 16:54
I mean, not your protocol, just the standard medical…

Karim 16:57
Yeah, with the Bredesen protocol, what we’re doing there is we’re actually looking to identify the root cause of Alzheimer’s. And then once you have the root cause of Alzheimer’s, there’s probably like 30, or 40 different types of interventions that you could do to actually remediate it. The problem is that the Bredesen protocol helps with remediation of that issue, so that the downstream, like once you actually go to the root level, the amyloid plaque will start being produced. Having said that, where the Bredesen protocol stops and Brain Mechanics continue, is that now we need to kind of fix that whole wreckage that took place after everything was wrecked. Yeah, so you could stop the bleeding, but you still have to go in and actually go in and help out with, you know, an analogy is to be in an emergency room, you gotta go in and actually, you know, remediate a lot of stuff that’s actually happening. So you got the patient stable now, and that’s where the rest of the protocol comes in. So, you know, what we build is, we treated the human body as a, like a factory process kind of thing. There are different areas or dimensions that have to be optimized, right? So once you have somebody who is stable and just on the Bredesen protocol alone people are, which is a functional medicine intervention, meaning lifestyle changes, nutrition, a little exercise, things that people have been preaching for a long time, right, along with some tuning of other things that could help like, you know, if it’s toxic mold, and you’re going to use ozone therapy to help remediate that, you know, things like that, right. But then, once you get over that, the re-building process is where we come in. And so, we start with, you know, we started looking at the problem saying, okay, well, these people, at the cellular level, they’re damaged, their proteins are not folding properly. And if they’re not folding properly, the programs that the proteins have to execute their little computer systems, they won’t work. Well, just imagine, 40 and over you have about 30% proteins that are not folded properly, they misfold, and if they misfold, they can’t function properly, right? The computers can’t make hormones and things like that, right? So after you’re 40, usually about 30% of your, you have 30% misfolded proteins, and somebody who’s got Alzheimer’s and dementia fast forward that every year, I mean, every, you know, say 40 or 50 or 60 years, 70 years, not only do you have the age related brain function, your cellular function is not properly, because of the cellular structures, but you also have this damage that you did with your reactive oxygen stress like species, right? So they’re really wrecked. So if you’re going to help somebody who’s got Alzheimer’s, you got to go at the cellular level, you have to fix the protein. So we do that. We show people how to actually, on this protocol, fix the proteins.

How do you fix the proteins?

Oh, that’s very simple. There’s a device called NanoVi. They’re one of our research study sponsors. They’ve graciously lent us a machine so we can measure the effects of their device and we measure the effects of of NanoVi at the cellular level. And then we saw that there actually fix a protein folding folding problem, but you have to go to facilities. And it’s a really great, great, great device. Anyway, so then, yeah. And then you have to optimize people at the mitochondrial level, because they have to have enough energy. Yeah. So our process goes into the cellular level, then we’re getting into, like actually helping rewire. Like, once you have the cells stable, then you actually have to work on being able to get them to rewire, reconfigure themselves, right. So we get into like, for example, a person who’s got Alzheimer’s and dementia, well they need to have the growth factors that they need for the brain, right? So it’s almost like if you’re going to be bodybuilding, you need certain hormones to grow muscles, and stuff like that right? Alzheimer’s patients, they need hormones for the brain, right. So part of the stack that we have of the Alzheimer’s resolution protocol, is to actually be able to induce something called vascular endothelial growth factors, which is a Miracle-Gro of the cardiovascular system. But then we also mix it up with Miracle-Gro of the brain, kind of, it’s called BDNF brain derived neurotropic growth factors. And we then, we’re able to induce that in the brain. And now the patient is able, the client, is able to have the growth factors, they need to generate new neurons. And then the vascular system, being able to stimulate, so it has enough blood oxygen going in there. And then we do things like, you know, we simulate high altitude, so we are able to take a person to feel like it’s 50,000 feet above sea level. And what that does, it increases the plasma count by 500%. And the plasma is what actually transports oxygen into the parts of the body. And then we then trick the body into increasing the amount of oxygen that it can transport by five times, so it’ll serve five times the amount of oxygen and it’ll, or five, top 500. And then, all that is going into the brain and what that does, Steve, it literally lights people up. You got a traumatic brain injury you got Alzheimer’s, you got whatever it’s gonna be like light you up and once we light you up, then we then use things like neurofeedback, which is like a very precise resculpting of a persons neurological wiring, so that we can then rebuild areas that have been atrophied. So think about it as being like a specific like, you know, say for example you’re working on in the gym and you got weak biceps, right? So you need like a specific routine to actually bulk up the biceps, right? While Alzheimer’s patients, a lot of them have a, their prefrontal cortex is actually shot. They’re like completely torn, like kaput, right? So then what happens is they have no control, they have no executive functions, controls of executive functions, meaning that they, that’s why they lose their temper. That’s why they get violent, because their prefrontal cortex has been atrophied. Well, you know, we can get the Miracle-Gro in there, we can get the vascular stuff, we can get, you know, stimulation even, but we got to have to actually start wiring those neurons like working out your biceps. And that’s what we do. So we help people to, with neurofeedback, to sculpt their brain so that they can actually develop that aspect of their brain again, bulk it up, and now they’re functioning better. They’re not having the temperaments and things like that. And then, on the on the sleep side, we’ve got our own sleep platform that we’re able to measure the brainwaves, manufacture delta waves, which is what I was mentioning, which is like, it’s like a washing machine for the brain, delta waves. And it gets all the amyloid plaques. So you have to clear that stuff out. So you had a good question. How do you know, what are people doing on that? And the answer is 40 hertz. So 40 hertz is a frequency that when you actually activate 40 hertz, you’re able to to induce changes at the cellular level, that actually activates the cells, that actually clear up the amyloid plaque. And so 40 Hertz in it for, I don’t know, for three years, or four years, I was completely obsessed about anything to do with 40 Hertz. Yeah, I got 40 hertz PMF, I got 40 hertz lights in my eyes, I got 40 hertz into, you know, whole body vibration, I got 40 hertz vest, I’ve gotten 40, everything 40 hertz, 40 hertz alternating current for 40 hertz, direct current 40 hertz, pulse electromagnetic frequencies pulse of, what is it, a bio photomodulation, different kinds of lights. I mean, it’s crazy. And we found ways without chemically inducing any biochemical to actually induce 40 hertz and actually clear that amyloid plaque. And that then, when they go to sleep, they can then actually kick in their, you know, their brains, their head’s washing machine, to kind of rinse everything out. So then they rinse, repeat and put the rinse on and then, after that, what happens is the emotional aspect of it is the most important and that’s where our work, our keystone work with the fascia maneuvering and fascia maneuver and fascia foundation comes in, because what happens is all these emotional and psychophysiological things that we face in our lives, when we thought that they were stored in the autonomic nervous system, but in reality, they’re stored in the fascia. And the fascia is a system of the body that surrounds absolutely every organ. Every bone in the body is surrounded by fascia. Fascia is a matrix of jelly like matrix of collagen, and silica, and all these things. And it looks like, it looks kind of gooey and everything else like that. But it’s actually photonic. And it could be affected through photons. And it communicates through photons, there’s actually more connections and like neurological and everything on fascia than even the brain and any of the other body systems, because it’s everywhere. And if you think about the fascia, if you think about the human body, you have your muscle skeletal system, and hormones, you’ve got your organs and your emotions, and then you have fascia, and fascia is a higher level of, like, the network stack. And the interesting about fascia is that fascia is our main organ to experiencing our, like, our existence, like our environment, interpreting our environment. It’s like, it operates at, you know, millions of times faster than the brain. So it’s actually looking at real time situations and making sense of all these different things. And what happened is that the fascia is where, you know, you have your thoughts, and then those thoughts are tied to emotions, and those emotions are felt in different parts of the body, could be organs and things like, for example, liver you’d be angry and different things like this, right? And folks already mapped this out, we’ve correlated them as well, they do change, it’s not always in the same location, but then they go to your organs, and then those organs are, you feel a sensation, and an emotion, you have that emotion and the sensation, and then that sensation is tied to the subconscious level of the mind. So fascia is really like the wrapper where all these different reactions are stored. And being a long term meditator with Vipassana, and Vipassana being a sensation based liberation technique. For me, this was wonderful, because I was able to actually put two and two together of like a liberation practice along with, you know, with scientific evidence of impact to it and and then, coupled to that, the other part is, besides, you know, the liberation of your spirit, I guess you could say at some point, but besides that, the fascia also stores stress, our reaction. So what most people think that are like stress in our lives, like taxes, or a mother in laws, or like COVID, or whatever, those are actually stressors, they’re not stress, our reactions to those things are actually stress. Right? So, and these reactions are actually stored in the fascia. And as you, as we live our lives, we encounter stressors every day, many times a day. And what happens is your brain actually, your brain, like gets a thought, like it says, hey, I’m feeling this stress that is, you know, of this external world. And then it starts trying to figure out a, spins out of like a window and a tab in your computer, and it opens up a new tab to actually solve that problem, right? Because it’s feeling a stress. It’s feeling that reaction. Why is that reaction and what happens is, these stress is mental stress, and it’s also emotional stress. So we keep building up this emotional load. And at the end of the day, we keep filling up, it’s like a cup, we have a cup of capacitive stress and every day we just keep overflowing it and we never empty out this cup. And the work with fascia, and fascia maneuvers and facial therapy that is not just physical, but there’s all kinds of different ways you can affect fascia, is actually the work of being able to liberate yourself from those reactions. And that stress. And as you do that, because we’re under so much stress, because that stress, the more stressed you are the fascia is more restricted, constricted, okay, so it constricts all of our organs when we’re stressed. And then the more we have, the more, there’s something called a signal to noise ratio, which is like all these stressors are like noise. And the natural signal of our body is very low, but this other noise level is very high. And what happens is, when you’re doing this fascia therapy or techniques, you’re actually loosening up the fascia, and you’re releasing that pressure. It’s releasing, and then that pressure is liberating ourselves from these reactions. So we actually start loosening up, becoming less stress. And as we become less stress, that’s huge. Because 75 to 90% of all medical conditions, I’m told by professional doctors, are caused by stress or they’re aggravated by stress, your prognosis is going to be less if you’re actually stressed. Now imagine if we can actually have somebody completely relax everything while they start expanding and all their organs start expanding, everything starts healing, and that’s precisely what we’re seeing with the fascia maneuvers and fascial therapies, right. We’re seeing that healing taking place. And it’s super exciting, because there are different pathways to affect fascia. We’ve done it with, you know, mixes of breath and carbon, oxygen and carbon, we’ve done it through vibrations, we’ve done it through lights, photonics, we’ve done it through structured water, we’ve done it through, you know, many different ways of doing it. And each time you have this, this relaxation of the fascia. I mean, it’s powerful, people, their physiology change. We had a lady who looked like she lost about 10 years of life, I mean, 10 years of, of age, just immediately after one of these training sessions. And we’ve had people who have chronic conditions, you know, can’t name them, but that, you know, they had a, you know, they could do things they couldn’t do before, because they’re relaxed. Well, I’ve literally seen a person grow an inch, a 54 year old man grew one inch in a matter of six minutes. Right? Your fascia is relaxed, so therefore everything can expand. And that, so this work that we did on the part of the governance, emotional governance and resilience building for Alzheimer’s patients and their family is, it’s really, at the end of the day, we thought it was autonomic nervous system, but in reality it’s fascia. And we spent quite a bit of time actually quantifying the science of fascia and working on some…

Steven 31:06
So how do you measure fascia, contraction or expansion of the fascia?

Karim 31:11
Yeah, so so there’s different ways. I mean, literally, that could be like a three hour conversation around that. But fascia is photonic, fascia is sonic, fascia emits a, radiates a field. You know, fascia affects autonomic nervous… So think about this, because it surrounds absolutely every organ in the body, when you are able to actually help the body feel that it’s safe and secure. And everything is good. And it can relax, that is going to affect every organ in the body that does that. So if you ask me, how do you measure fascia, you need big data of the body, because if you’re just looking at breath, or you’re looking at autonomic nervous system, or brain functions, or even that, after you do that, if you’re not looking at sleep and the impact of your sleep, because your brain, the cranial bones in your brain completely release, you know, and now you’re lymphatic system is going to work better. I mean, there’s all these different dimensions. It is a very moving picture, we can take snapshots of the upstream, like the downstream and as close as we can with measuring, directly measuring the fascia. I mean, we can measure the entropic field, we can measure things like this, right? Like, you know, we can measure the fascia emissions. And now you’re getting into, is it fascia? Is it like your biofield? What is that, right? And then, even when you’re getting into biofield, you get into other things, right? So think about, your question is complex, because there’s many different layers, it’s like an onion. And there’s a physical layer, there’s energetic layer, there’s all kinds of different layers after that, you know, and even on the physical layer, the impact to all the different subsystems is pretty profound. So yeah, so one of the cool things is that we weren’t able to do before, but we’re doing now is, you know, pretty excited about a partnership that we have with the Epigenetic Clock Foundation. And that just came in line with the Brain Mechanics Foundation, and pretty excited about that, because what it does, it actually allows us to actually measure through DNA methylation, and blood markers, you know, having a good epigenetic change, and what affects it. And we have like a closet full of stuff that actually would affect that. Specifically, we’re testing out an anti-aging protocol. But the, you know, on the Alzheimer’s side that we expect, pretty much anything that is impacting fascia is going to have a an impact to your epigenetic age, because I believe that the epigenetic age is actually modulated by the fascia, because it’s stress. These are stressors, right? They’re trans, you know, you could have transgenerational stressors, right? Like you could have, like, somebody who had a famine in Denmark, and then all of a sudden, it’s like, their relatives are still feeling that. Now imagine the epigenetic stress that we’re going to have now because of COVID. We’ve all been sitting here, we’ve all experienced large amounts of stress in our lives for the past two years. Yeah, so we actually set up a lab there and moved there for a few months. And it was a pretty interesting experience. They’re living in the garage, but the folks here are very sensitive. They’re very facscially aware people. And and so the opportunity was to actually work on determining what actually would affect fascia at a deep level with people who were very sensitive. So it’s kind of like a canary in a mine, right?

Steven 34:35
What do you mean very sensitive?

Karim 34:38
Like, they’re very aware. So, like, anything that you would try with them they would feel the last minutiae of what you did, without actually having to get, it becomes almost like they’re like sensors to me trying things. And so, anyway, so we build a lab to actually measure the effects of it, but also things that would actually affect fascia And so we had some hypothesis and it was wonderful like we, you know, said like nine months of work. But now we have a really good blueprint of understanding fascia, different parts of fascia. And one of the experiments that we did there was with, related to, because the fascia feels safer when, as there’s like the fascia feels safe when you’re like in a safe zone, for example floatation tank, because there’s less restrictions. So you can expand right, and the fascia is very good at sensing pressure, internal pressure, external pressure. So we start playing around with pressure and internal pressure and things like that. And that took us into a road of hyperbaric chambers and things and other things, which we tested and all that. And that got to a point where we actually then started working with machines that allowed us to actually do adaptive training, meaning that we could actually control the co2 and oxygen levels. And lo and behold, it’s really interesting. Where I put an individual doing a specific pose and a fascia maneuver pose, and they would have certain restrictions, physical restrictions, like physically, they couldn’t do any more. And then and what happened was, we would then give them co2, and we get them to actually change co2 internally as well. And also co2, like be able to breathe in through the co2, but also during a breath practice stacked on top of that. And then what we felt is that we actually felt like what they’re feeling was that the co2 and the breathwork was, the co2 was actually accelerating the movement of the fascia, the activation of the fascia. And then it was pretty cool, because afterwards, we then hit it up with oxygen. And it went like clearing of restrictions like this. Like, literally, we call it the Mexican lo riders pretzel squat, because it was a pretzel squat, they’re squatting, and all of a sudden, it’s like you can only get so much and all this and that we hit, we do the carbon and all of the sudden the oxygen and goes like that. And then furthermore, we did things like co2 through gas, as well as co2 through through consumption through liquids, like carbonated water and things like that. And they were very susceptible to the carbonated water, super susceptible to the breathing as well. But we realized that at that time, we had, we needed to throttle the co2 and oxygen mix portion of it, which then took me into the journey of talking to you and reaching out to you, because we had seen something on the Ben Greenfield podcast and mentioning the carbogen generator. And in the mix. I think it’s Meduna’s mix. And anyway, so we were intrigued about that, but we’re intrigued about it, because we also saw the psychophysiological effects that co2 would have. Yeah, which is also fascia. So it’s also the psychology aspect of fascia, but the physical aspect of fascia too. And that was super interesting. So I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on helping people disconnect from the default mode network. So their brain disconnect from the default mode network, which is what entheogen, substances like psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, Rapé, and all these other ones do, right? They disconnect you from the default mode network. And what happens is when you do that, your your sense of identity and things like that, that you’re holding on to thinking about the future past and all these things, you’re no longer that, you’re in a state of some other place. And that becomes a bit of rest, right? Getting people to disconnect. So we were fascinated by ways that we could actually do that naturally. And we’re doing that with breath, we’re doing it with certain practices. But we were really curious to try, you know, the the carbogen, because it was actually being used as a screening tool for psychedelic journeys. And by Stan Grof, in the 60s, right, in the 50s and 60s. So it was a screening tool, and people were reporting that they were getting actually more profound experiences from five breaths of carbogen than they were from the LSD trip. And so, that became super fascinating. So initially, we reached out to you for that. And then, when we started seeing on your site that you’re using carbon, carbon dioxide, to actually induce using creams and things and people are getting younger. Well, I’m like, yeah, you’re spot trimming the fascia right there in their face.

Steven 39:28
Yeah, another thing. Yeah, there’s research showing that the carbon dioxide through carboxytherapy, where it’s transdermal or injecting the carbon dioxide, it actually changes the collagen fibers to be more youthlike, like changes the structure, the quality of the collagen to be more youthlike. So I wonder how that change? I wonder how fascia changes as you age?

Karim 39:53
Oh, listen, you’re actually what I believe. I mean, it’s early, right like, you just want to. It’s early. It’s early in the steps, like, we just we just, Steve and the Conscious Breathing folks were kind enough to lend us a unit and some other devices that we’re going to collaborate on. It’s early on, but I do believe that transdermal carbon dioxide, it actually is a direct entrainment of the fascia, and affects fascia directly. And that’s why these other things that you’re mentioning, like collagen, plumpness, all that, all these things will come into line. But I do believe that actually, we’re affecting fascia at scale. And if this is actually observed, and we see that that is indeed the case, you’re talking about a device that will revolutionize the world. That could revolutionize, you know, mental care as well as a physical, because we believe now that it will actually, has the potential to impact biological aging, epigenetic aging, and now that we can measure it, we’re gonna be able to tell that actually is affecting biological age or not. So I’m super stoked about, you guys are awesome.

Steven 41:15
Yeah, I can’t wait for you to start using it and letting us know your feedback. We’ll have the carbogen unit sent out to you pretty soon as well.

Karim 41:24
Yeah, the carbogen is gonna be really interesting. Really, really interesting. Yeah, that’s gonna be, yeah, we believe, I mean, it’s only like three or five breaths that you need to take, and then you’re in a state. So we, what we want to do is we want to measure like the full EEG assessment. So looking at brain functions, things like, you know, P200. P300. Which is like looking at processing of your vision processing and hearing processing. You can look at brain functions, things like, you know, time order judgment and neuroplasticity, and all kinds of different things, afterwards, we’re gonna look at the autonomic nervous system. So to really get into, I suspect also, that we’re going to be able to impact the endothelial layer of the cardiovascular system. And I think that’s gonna be really interesting to see that and we can measure that and I’m really excited about, you know, measuring, doing big data of the breath with you guys, because super cool to be able to take all these different measurements from like, entropic fields, and like your, you know, all these different things all the way up to like breath, because now it really paints the whole picture and breath is life, it’s kind of important, Steve

Steven 42:37
Yeah.

So, yeah, so one thing you mentioned is the, you thought that something that’s important with fascia is the contraction and then that co2 helps the expansion and that helps release some of the traumatic memories and stuff like that, or stressful memories, or when you say memories, is it just like feelings? Or is it actually, like, memories,

Karim 43:03
Memories, I wouldn’t say memories, I would say that these are stored sensations. They’re there, there’s you, we as human beings, at the end of the day, we store our, all of our experiences through sensations and we react to these sensations. The sensations are either sensations of unpleasant sensation, or pleasant sensation. And when we feel an unpleasant sensation, and we can’t observe it without judging it, then we generate a reaction, right? And that reaction programs even more more energetic imprints that’s associated with that that sensation and that sensation’s associated with emotions and thoughts and things like that. So it’s all like a vortex, I mean not a vortex, a matrix of connections, but it’s all centered on the sensation level, right?

Steven 43:58
If you have like a, something that triggers certain emotions, certain, like, traumatic emotions, like after you experienced the expansion will those triggers still create those same feelings or…

Karim 44:09
Well, what the co2 will do, will help to relax the fascia. But we get, so at Brain Mechanics we’ve come up with training that we show people to do, where they can go to the subconscious level of their mind and what sensations are and then we help them to show them how to edit that. They actually, like editing a wordpat, it’s called Thrive Training. And we’re certifying coaches and things like that on it. And so, when you’re able to do that, you’re able to, then, get the files you need, but the co2 aspect of it is going to get you to be able to integrate and process this at a deeper level. Because, like for example, when we integrated the floatation tank into that protocol, it’s called Thrive Training protocol. We found great results, because the fascia is able to relax and is able to assimilate all that stuff, because think about what just happened. You know, I said, for example, you’re a person who grew up in, you had a bad experience and all of the sudden you had a thought in your mind, like your dad said, “you’re not good enough”. Now you’re “I’m not good enough”, you have this program called not good enough, and it affects your entire life. And you’re like a six year old, because you have high theta brainwaves. And you accept and feel like everything is the truth, right, and even the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. And then when your dad says “you’re not good enough”, that becomes a very core programming in your body. Right? And it’s a limited belief pattern, but that belief pattern is associated with a sensation. And that sensation, before you even get to the sensation, is associated with a thought “I’m not good enough”. My dad doesn’t think I was good enough. And then you feel a reaction and growth sensation. Right? When that happens, right? And then that’s coupled with a, like an emotion. Maybe it’s a, I don’t know, maybe it’s feeling useless. Maybe it’s helplessness, maybe it’s anger, I’m angry at my dad, I’m angry at the world, right? And then you grow up and you encounter all these different times in your life where that program just comes up because you programmed it. Like it’s a thought, right? And so, you feel that thought, you feel that emotion and you feel a sensation and you keep reacting to that sensation. Now think about this, what if we could actually go in and show somebody to actually be able to extract the wisdom from that sensation, the understanding they need, and now, just like Alzheimer’s, saying the root cause goes away. And when you do that, that program that you builed your entire life on, “I’m not good enough”, crumbles. It’s like Jenga, everything, all the blocks fall on the ground. And there’s so much neurological wiring and energetic wiring and emotional wiring and psychological wiring that was tied to that, that has to be reconfigured. Right, and where I see that, that reconfiguration and then integration, and that can take about two or three days, sometimes. It’s like a very intense psychophysiological workout that you’ve just been through to rewire yourself. And where we see that where I see what I hypothesize that with the co2 transdermal would be that we could actually help accelerate the integration process. And it could be a matter of minutes instead of, you know, I would say, hypothesize 30 minutes. And we can, you can go to the deepest level of your subconscious level of the mind, pull out these programs and be able to integrate in 30 minutes flat. That’s pretty good.

Steven 47:27
Yeah, yeah. That’s amazing.

Karim 47:29
Yeah, that would be really good.

Steven 47:32
So you mentioned using carbogen for the Meduna’s mixture. But one thing, I was listening to Dr. Daniel Amen recently, about brain scans of Alzheimer’s and one thing he mentioned is that one of the first things I noticed is lack of blood flow to the brain in Alzheimer’s patients. And I think carbogen is one thing that does increase cerebral blood flow to the brain. Yeah, and as well as hypoxic areas throughout the body.

Karim 48:00
Absolutely, absolutely. Because the combination of carbon dioxide and oxygen if properly symptom together, you have the potential of actually, what happens is with Alzheimer’s patients, and actually they call this the aging process, is that you have parts of the body that just get into like brownouts, where you’re not getting enough circulation there your mitochondria. First of all, there’s mitochondria not working really well. And then that starts affecting the cardiovascular system and that region, right? And then, once you don’t have that, then it just starts turning into brownouts. Literally, it’s like, it looks like a brownout, right, but anyway, but, and then what happens when you actually are able to dance with co2 and oxygen at the right time, the right mix, it’ll actually unblock those brownouts and it’ll give it the oxygen that it needs to transport it, right, because oxygen, high levels of oxygen and high level plasma are usually mutually exclusive. And what we figured out is a way to actually make them inclusive along the way, but now you’re talking about, that’s just on the breathing side. But if you’re actually affecting it through the external side, I really believe that it would actually help with what we’re trying to do, which is, I don’t think, I don’t know if you remember earlier, I mentioned that one of the things we do is we increase the Miracle-Gro of the brain, brain derived neurotrophic factors. And then the vascular endothelial growth factors, right, vascular is your vascular system. So what you just said there, Steve, leads, it’s something that looks really promising to take what we’ve already developed and add the co2 mix into it, to actually get it into a better state, especially when you stack it with things like bio photomodulation. Things like PMF, things like, you know, other fascia tuning elements that you can throw into the mix. And then you got something, because you can increase nitrous oxide, it’ll just blow up you can get into, you know, get the circulation going, and then get the co2 going. And yeah, I mean, I think it’s gonna be like, honestly, it’s gonna be like roto rooter for the brain. Along with like a washing machine that you turn on at night, you know.

Steven 50:05
So the constricted fascia would that be characteristic of like, lack of blood flow? Lack of oxygen?

Karim 50:14
Yeah, yeah, absolutely. You’ve got nine bones in the brain and cranial area. And these nine bones, when you have any kind of, when your fascia is restricted, you’re gonna squeeze like this, but you also have inflammation along with that, right? So somebody who’s got like traumatic brain injury, they’re getting inflamed, but they’re constricted. So they’re trying to push the inflammation outward, but they’re constricting on the bones.

Steven 50:41
And inflammation. When, would you characterize inflammation is like when the water is more bulk like, and it’s less structured. So it’s, so the proteins don’t fold as properly.

Karim 50:52
Oh, no. I’m talking about a body inflammatory response, like autoimmune and like, you know, like a standard American diet or like, inflammatory, like your tissue swells up because you get stuff going on, right? And what happens is, that even pushes out even more internal pressure to the fascia, and the fascia is feeling an external pressure, not a good situation. Not a good situation. And in fact, that’s what most of the traumatic brain injuries that the team of the Human Garage saw a few years ago, 85% of them actually, the client had traumatic brain injuries, and it, but it’s not even the traumatic brain injury. That is a misnomer. The trauma could be physical, and your brain is still resolving it as a traumatic brain injury, like, and your brain will swell up that way. And, you know, it’s characteristic so I would say, you know, but anyway, so called traumatic brain injury. And so, when you have that pressure, releasing the fascia helps, and then having the growth factors you need, the mental stimulation that you need to actually rewire your brain so that it functions better is the way to go. So that happens in traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, which is a pretty bad trauma, right? Like you have all these amyloid plaque, you know, wrecking every every part of your cells in your neurons in your brain, right? That’s a pretty big trauma. And then you have all these different oxidative reactions that happen after that, right. So co2 therapy, I would say, would be like a really low hanging fruit that would have a significant effect. And the cool thing is, we could do the test, Steve, like we could actually measure brain functions before and after, we could say, okay, this is brain functions of a person who’s got, maybe, whatever conditions he’s been diagnosed with, and they can come into our facility in our lab, it is a community resource. So if you’re in Calgary, welcome to stop by and kick the tires and all of these things, but yeah, and so. But what we could do before and after to say this is your brain functions. And this is your brain functions after and it should should see a clear indication of a change. What that might be, I don’t know yet. And we could do that for other other areas of the body as well. Right. But yeah, but I would think co2 is a really good, it’s gonna, I think, honestly, I think there’s going to be a whole new realm of medicine that’s going to be all around co2.

Steven 53:09
Yeah, I mean, co2 is protective directly against reactive oxygen species and suppresses the formation of them and has a lot of protective effects from them.

Karim 53:21
When you couple that with things like hydrogen too and other things, which are like a universal antioxidant is also selective. Yeah. I mean, that’s gonna be like, Wow, I don’t even know.

Steven 53:31
Yeah, sure. So normally, when we think of Alzheimer’s, we think of like, amyloid plaques in the brain and brain function, blood flow through the brain. So what does, how does, like, working on the whole body with the whole fascia system and the memories and the trauma, and how does that affect Alzheimer’s and the brain?

Karim 53:51
Yeah well, you know, that you’re going through, imagine losing your sense of identity. Imagine having no control of your emotions and hurting the people that you love, you know, imagine feeling so hopeless, because there’s nothing that you, they can do for you. And your whole life is going to disintegrate in front of you. That is a very, I would consider that a very stressful situation. I would consider that would be very damaging to anybody’s biology, all systems of the body. Because, you know, and so, when you’re looking at Alzheimer’s and these things, I mean, you have to look at a holistic way you have to look at like, how is this, you know, you can’t really just look at the brain, right? And so, I think that with Alzheimer’s, when you’re able to actually, when you’re able to actually go to the root cause, the sensation level, and you’re able to observe sensations with equanimity. I don’t think that there’s any condition that is causing your disease that could be eradicated. There is not one condition, I believe. And that can’t be. I don’t think it could be. I don’t think there’s any blockage and I think people actually are able to heal themselves. When they do that. And because, it’s like, you know, and you know, but it’s, but it starts at that level, but then it needs to be reinforced, like we could help people progress, like, help them with the storage? Because okay, to answer your question. If 75 to 90% of medical conditions are affected by stress, immediate, and it would increase your prognosis, then I would say that anything that can help you to actually decrease stress at such a deep level will help your prognosis. You know, I don’t know if it’s going to cure, I can’t say or claim it’s going to cure anything or anyone, but I have seen people help themselves. And I’ve seen people heal themselves. So, you know. And they did it. So.

Steven 56:08
So in the beginning, you kind of talked about the cause of Alzheimer’s being like environmental stressors, like mold and other toxins in the environment. Are there other factors like lifestyle factors, nutritional factors, or?

Karim 56:20
Yeah, absolutely. All those in our, in our definition, all those would feed into bad nutrition and your stress, you’re gonna have chronic type, potentially, chronic type of Alzheimer’s, right? You know, if you have things like, you know, like, right now, for example, I mean, I don’t want to, well, you know, glyphosates and things like this, right? Like, there’s things in our environment that we think even we’re eating well, but then those things actually cause things like a breakdown in your gut lining, right? And not having that the gut lining doesn’t have what it needs to actually be healthy. And you can get into bacteria, pathogens, fungi, and all kinds of different things around that. But then what happens is, you know, if it’s not, if it becomes permeable, then you’re talking about now you eat a food, and then that food particle goes through into your bloodstream. And now your immune system says this is a foreign invader, and then it creates a whole cascade of reactions in your large intestine, for example, you know, that’s one area where, you know, even just things that are put in our food could actually cause that, right. And then, furthermore, just real quick, there’s also things like if your gut microbiota is not in a good, healthy state, then a lot of the different neurotrophic factors and things like signaling molecules and things that you need for your healthy brain to thrive, like dopamine and things like that, you know, serotonin, for example, 95% of serotonin is produced your large intestine, 5% is produced your head, right? So you’re not gonna have that. So now you’re talking about, now it’s affecting why I don’t feel so good, you know, and I’m not, you know, and then there’s all these different things, right, so that could feed into atropic Alzheimer’s, which is like, you don’t have enough stuff to actually run your brain. So we need to release amyloid plaques, so all these things are affecting, but not just affecting Alzheimer’s, are affecting so many different conditions. I mean, cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death, right? And if you think, if you asked me, it’s, it’s mostly like, we were talking about, like, you know, things like lifestyles and living a good life and definitely brings up a good point. Really, right. Like, what kind of life are we living at now? Like, what are the things that we prioritize? What are the things that we do in this life? You know, we’re spending all our time and energy building all these sandcastles and I got to tell you, like, seeing my dad pass away. I mean, he was a bodybuilder, like, he took care of his body. He was, you know, he was, like, the guy created orphanages in Vietnam and good stuff, you know, he was a soldier and did all these wonderful thing, he was a really good person. But, you know, one of the things that I learned I’ll share with you is like, at the end of the day, I mean, he saved, he retired as a millionaire. And he had a lovely wife and a loving family. And he did come from an abuse family, and he never, he was a kindest of soul I’d ever met, and it really taught me to live a life of service. But at the end of the day, I was meditating next to his body, as his body’s passing. And it was a sack of bones, man, it was a sack of bones. And he couldn’t take any of these things with him. And then that was the moment, that was the moment that I realized, what kind of life do I want to live? What am I here for? And that was a moment where I just decided to let go and just to trust and just let the flow, and you know, it’s scary man, because, you let go, you want to control these things and all that, but we’re holding on so tightly to these rocks. We’re all in this river. And, you know, it’s scary. But once you let go is say, it’s so wonderful. It’s beautiful. Because it’s like, you’re just, you just you surrender and you gain the strength of the whole river. And that’s what’s been going on for the past six, you know, eight years now, Steve. We’re working with beautiful people and, you know, people who really want to make the world a better place and nothing’s lacking from an abundance perspective. So, you know, so I think that when you could live life, you know, holding on so tightly and using so much energy, you can let go and just trust, right? And there’s so many different people now that you’re seeing that there seems to be some kind of awakening or something going on in this world. And I would, I would say that look, use my example, I wasn’t a doctor, and I was an R&D guy and we believed and we surrendered and when you do this, wonderful things manifest in your life. And the grace of God can manifest in your life and when that happens it’s like, you know, I’m just, I’m just now a, you know, a glorified attendant here, just trying to do the better good, you know.

Steven 1:00:54
Yeah, that’s really awesome. Appreciate your attitude of service and letting go and going with the flow and you’re doing an amazing job with Brain Mechanics. But before we end, I just wanted to talk about more like nutritionally, like some people think that sugar plays a role, or that are more low carb people, or low carb people think that it’s methionine, and like, or vegan, or like vegan type approaches, think it’s methionine and certain fats, and are there certain bad fats, or is it sugar or different, like, nutritional things that we should be concerned about, like, with Alzheimer’s or?

Karim 1:01:39
Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I would say that, based on the training that I received from Dr. Bredesen, I could say that those things play a role. I think that the number one is, whatever food you’re eating, please eat organic. Introducing a toxin into your body, even if you’re eating good food is the road to not good. You know, so number one is, you know, that’s so, so important. Number two is that, you know, there’s been really well studies on things like a Mediterranean diet, where you have, you know, a large number of things like polyphenols on olives, and on all kinds of different, you know, substances around that, and then eating, you know, eating like socially, like, I think eating is so important. But we’re not conscious eating, you know, you guys are Conscious Breathing, we’re not conscious eating. We’re, I don’t think people realize, that no matter what kind of food you have, your energy goes into that food and you’re communing, and you’re actually transmuting that food internally, right? So when you’re looking at your phone, and you’re looking at the news about this and that and the other that stresses you out, you’re actually changing first your biology into being a fight or flight state, where you should be parasympathetic state, which, in fact, now it actually might be a good application right before you hit your food, hit your Relaxator. I don’t know how many minutes you would recommend, but we would want to get people into a more parasympathetic state, which I believe is what I felt when I did the practice with you earlier. I was put in a more parasympathetic state, which is relaxing and digestion. So I would maybe do that. I mean, right away, like I would say, if you’re looking at actually engaging with food and having a positive, eating organic, and honestly sounds, I tried to do a plugin, but putting yourself in a parasympathetic state, whether it’s through whatever it is, I find that your device is super convenient, because you could do that in a matter of three minutes. And then be on your way

Steven 1:03:45
Even a few minutes, like before a meal.

Karim 1:03:48
Yeah, and then, so what that’s gonna do is very important, because not, if you’re in fight or flight, you take food, your body’s thinking food, fight or flight, and is going to be an aggressive posture and is going to have overreaction, you see, so super important that you eat in a parasympathetic state, no matter what kind of food you have. So organic, parasympathetic state and then if you’re going to be eating something like, you know, a standard Mediterranean diet is good. I think, you know, fruit vegetables and things like that, you know, periods of, you know, human beings, we’re actually putting something artificial. We weren’t used to always having Costco around. I think that only happened, only maybe over the last 30 years or 40 years. So we aren’t used to this and we weren’t used to that getting, you know, everything that we, excess, tons of excess intake for many years. Human beings are designed to actually encounter period, elegantly designed to encounter periods of famine and abundance. And you have that maybe four times a year we have cycles of feminine and abundance, right. And so, things like, you know, I would say right off the bat, things like time restricted eating would be a really good, you know, safe idea for most people. And then even like, for example, I myself, I eat a meal a day, I did an experiment where I didn’t eat any food for 14 days. I had a little bit of water, a little bit of watermelon juice, and I got, that’s another topic for another story, I did some psychedelics…

Are you doing OMAD? You’re doing the OMAD? One meal a day?

Yeah, one meal a day. And, it works for me, you know, I just feel like my, listen to your body. But, including something that will actually activate parts of your biology, that are there to actually help you survive as a human being, you’re hardwired for these things, then stimulate those things, you know, like, go times where you go for 24 hours without eating, or 36 hours, or, like I did, 14 days. I mean, there’s people who were breatharians. I don’t know if you heard of them, but they actually claim that, you know, they can actually exist with, within it for a while, actually. I mean, I was doing water, but I, you know, I realized that, so that experiment was actually getting rid of my addiction to food. So I would actually for 14 days, put food in my mouth, savor it, and feel the sensation of the addiction of the food, put myself in a meditative state, I would observe the cravings, I would observe these aversions, I would observe my mind, memories of past things and I would spit it out. And I would be in a state of equanimity and I will liberate myself from that and I literally liberated 20 pounds of my body. In 14 days. And I was swollen, I was like, I was, I didn’t know, I was, my face was swollen, my everything was swollen. My whole body was swollen, but it was actually, you might call that trauma. You might say my past reactions, my sankaras, my egos, or whatever, but I’m 20 pounds lighter from that stuff now, you know, and that was actually psychophysio, you know, psychosomatic and psychophysiological stuff that we did there. And there may or may not have been any entheogens into the mix, right. In that experiment, but it’s pretty cool. Pretty cool.

Steven 1:07:13
Yeah, very cool. Yeah, I guess. So there’s quite a lot to your, your protocol, there’s a lot of different things you measured, like, so if someone wants to learn more about what you do, or getting involved in what you do, how do you learn more about it? Or how did you have to, like, live nearby you? Or can they live anywhere in the world? And do your work with you?

Karim 1:07:35
Yes, so there are parts of, so what we’re doing is we’re in the process now of helping others help others. So that’s what we’re doing. So first, we want to help people who want to help themselves, and then we want to help others who are helping others, right. And that’s going to be the model that scales for us. And then, and so what, we’re doing now is we’re actually building up the infrastructure to certify people. So if you have a mom that has Alzheimer’s, we’re going to certify you to apply the Alzheimer’s Resolution Protocol, which we’re making open source. Right. And this is how you can actually help your mom and we don’t consider that medical care, we consider that wellness. We are, we use all wellness, we use, you know, a lot of techniques and things is all wellness, it’s all helping somebody become well. If you’re well, there’s gonna be no disease, you know, and we don’t get into diagnosis, but we’re in there to supporting people with these protocols. So we would certify them, we would then, you know, if you’re a doctor and you’re looking to actually help others, we would certify you to apply the protocol and give you the health technology platforms. And also, you know, do things like cloud based services and things like that, but I would say that in the end, I think that the important thing is if people feel like, you know, like we, look, we’re operating as a non for profit and so I am living a life of service here and I’m living a life of just trying to be like a good Samaritan, right, and because seeing my dad pass away in a couch this way and what happened there and my family and all that stuff, life is too short. I don’t want to mess around, I want to be able to make an impact in helping people and that’s why I came here on this planet to do so. So if you feel like, you know, you have relatives and people that can need to help, or if you want to help roll your sleeves and help us actually help the world, make the world a better place and you can go to brainmechanics.org, where I can just, you know, we could do that and then you guys can leave us a message and, you know, we can use help. I mean, right now, where we are, is like we need to help with things that are not even scientific stuff. It’s like marketing and helping, you know, how do we make this message, is more like communications problems and things like that, but, you know, I believe that we can help the world and everybody has the power to do that. And I would encourage you to follow your path, mine is started with Alzheimer’s and here we are, we’re doing other things and jammin with people like you, Steve. I mean, I think that I’m so happy, thankful and so grateful to have met you. And and Anders. Because, I believe that the work that you’re doing is going to be a force multiplier, and it’s going to be 10x results to what we’ve already been doing.

Steven 1:10:23
Yeah. I hope so.

Karim 1:10:25
Yeah. So I just want to say that and tell you out of the goodness of our heart. Thank you so much for your support. And thank you for your work. I think that you guys are doing great work and breath awareness is, breath is life. And if you’re not aware of your breath, you’re not aware of life. Yeah, for sure. So Steve, you know, I’m so grateful for your contribution on the breath space. And so, I just wanted to kind of offer up a gift for you and your podcast’s folks. And so, what I’m going to offer is something called self trainer, and self trainer, as you know, working on breath that, you know, breath is something that you could do individual different techniques, but, and they all have their purpose. And what we’ve done is we actually mapped out the entire spectrum of breath. And self trainer guides people on understanding, adopting these breath practices, but not just breath, we’ve actually included the fascia maneuvers, which are affecting human physiology at a deep level we discuss in a podcast, we’re including that as well as the equanimity practice, and self trainer. And what we’d like to do for your listeners is give them, you know, a complimentary sub trainer practice. It’ll be one of the breathwork practices that we do that, that similar to the Relaxator has a really profound effect. Now, if you actually were to do this practice with a Relaxator, I would say you would even get better results. Yeah. So it’s wonderful. So yeah, like to offer that up. And I’ll provide a link for some of the folks who get the podcast. Yeah, yeah, we’re, and we also get, you know, we also meet every so often and having events and things and doing group practices, because we believe in and helping the community and things like that. So when those come, you know, when we have those, I’ll share them with you, you can share with your followers and that way we can all kind of work together to help.

Steven 1:12:23
Yeah, that’s awesome. I really appreciate that. Everyone will. Well, yeah, I appreciate all you’re doing as well. And you’re doing quite amazing things, collaborating with a lot of amazing people. And I think you’re gonna change the world with everything you’re doing.

Karim 1:12:39
Well, Steve, we are going to change the world.

Steven 1:12:41
Yes. Yes, we are. Alright, well, thanks for being on the call. I appreciate it.

Karim 1:12:49
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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