Below are the places where I’m presently devoting my energies. The unifying thread tying much of this work together is the application of cognitive neuroscience and ancestral health principles to unlock human potential, and the promotion of a core set of ideas. Wherever possible, I try to team up with really smart people with similar interests!



I am the Founder of Brainjo, which creates educational resources that utilize the Brainjo Method, a system of instruction based on the science of learning and neuroplasticity. 

Currently, there are courses for clawhammer banjo, fingerstyle banjo, fiddle, and ukulele. Many more to follow. 

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Physicians for Ancestral Health 

I currently serve as President of Physicians for Ancestral Health (PAH).

PAH is an organization of physician members whose personal and professional lives have been transformed by the application of evolutionary mismatch to health and disease. Our mission is to promote this approach to the broader medical community and beyond. 

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humanOS is a health-performance application for unlocking human potential in individuals and organizations. I currently serve as the Chief Medical Officer. 

The central driver of underperformance and illness is the mismatch between our present and natural habitat. As such, minimizing mismatch is essential in order to reach our cognitive potential, prevent chronic illness, and thrive. humanOS is a tool for helping people do so. 

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Intelligence Unshackled

The Intelligence Unshackled podcast explores the many ways in which human potential is constrained in the world today, and how to release it.

A book is in progress. 

Click here to check out the podcast on iTunes


The Migraine Miracle

The Migraine Miracle began as a book, outlining how chronic migraine sufferers can apply the principles of ancestral health to end their battle with The Beast.

It has since grown into an international community that continues to expand, along with an ecosystem of support including a website, podcast, private membership community, training program, and Facebook group.

Long story short, the results achieved by those in this community are testament to the power of a holistic, systems-based, evolutionarily-minded approach to health. Results far exceeding anything achievable with modern medicines alone are already available to us for most of the chronic diseases common today and that limit the human health and lifespan (including Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer). 

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Turknett Leadership Group

Every organization’s greatest asset are the brains of its people. Yet, much of that potential goes unrealized, for many reasons. 

I am currently a consultant for neuroscience initiatives and cognitive performance coaching programs for Turknett Leadership Group (TLG), where my mission is to help organizations unlock that potential. 

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The Turknett Center for Neurology & Cognitive Enhancement

I’m a board certified neurologist. I have a B.A. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Wesleyan University, an M.D. from Emory University, and completed my residency training at the University of Florida. My areas of special expertise include migraine and cognitive disorders. 


The Georgia Jays

The Georgia Jays is a band consisting of myself on banjo and multi-award winning whiskey distiller and fiddler Justin Manglitz. 

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