Upgrade Your Brain’s Capacity To Learn And Succeed

Episode 827 1h 19m


It’s well known that we’re only using a small fraction of what our brains are capable of–but what if we could unlock more potential to make learning easier and our lives more fulfilling?

On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to talk to Jim Kwik about how to uplevel your cognitive function and move past limitations to unlock your greatest potential.

We are taught what to learn in school, yet we’re not really taught how to learn and why mastering the art of learning is so valuable. We kick off our conversation by diving into why developing our ability to learn enables us to become the best versions of ourselves, making us healthier, wealthier, wiser, and happier.

Jim shares practical tips for up-leveling our ability to learn through things like harnessing the power of writing by hand and using our calendars to schedule intentional time to learn. We also dive deep into what Jim calls the four “supervillains” that stand in our way of learning and how we can conquer them.

We are all facing an onslaught of information all day long. And our relationships with our phones and devices can significantly harm our memory and ability to focus throughout the day. Jim shares a simple two-minute exercise he does first thing in the morning to avoid falling victim to technology.

Jim also shares a tool he created to help identify how we learn, process, and excel at different things. I used it! And we also talk about my results and how they can be applied.

We all spend a lot of time managing and working to cross off things on our to-do lists. But Jim shares his own what-not-to-do list and talks about why we each should make one.

And, of course, we can’t talk about brain health and cognitive performance without discussing the role of food! Jim covers not only what to eat to support your brain but also why factors like when you eat, the order in which you eat, who you eat with, and why you’re eating are all important. We also delve into nootropics and how they can enhance cognitive performance.

Jim is truly a wealth of knowledge and inspiration when it comes to changing the way we learn and reaching our goals. I hope you’ll tune in.

Topics Covered

  • Learning as a skill to unlock greater success in all areas of life


  • Practical tips for up-leveling our ability to learn


  • The “four supervillains” that stand in our way of learning and how we can conquer them


  • The four brain types and how to determine yours


  • The simple two-minute exercise Jim does first thing in the morning to keep from falling victim to his technology


  • Creating a What-Not-To-Do list


  • Jim’s message if you’re going through a hard time


  • Eating and nootropics for the brain


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Introduction: Coming up on this week's episode of the Doctor's Farmacy.

Dr. Jim Kwik: So it's not how smart you are, it's how are you smart? It's not how smart your kids are, it's how are they smart?

Dr. Mark Hyman: Welcome to the Doctor's Farmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman, and this is a place for conversations that matter. And today I'm delighted to be talking to Jim Kwik, who's a global expert and the go-to guy. When it comes to upleveling your cognitive function. If you're interested in unlocking your greatest potential and moving past limitations through upgrading your brain and learning anything and everything faster, you're going to want to listen in. Now, Jim Quick is an internationally acclaimed authority in the..

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Ep. 827 - Upgrade Your Brain’s Capacity To Learn And Succeed