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Welcome to being Bulletproof, the State of High Performance where you take control and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or just acting like a stressed-out a-hole.

Bulletproof Radio was born out of a 20-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class doctors, biochemists, scientists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and mavericks. Dave has spent more than $1M on personal health experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high-tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried everything himself, obsessively focused on discovering: What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?

It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind. Technology has changed the rules. Follow along as Dave Asprey and guests provide you with everything you need to upgrade your mind, body, and life.


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How Measuring Brain Function Leads to Performance Upgrades – David Oakley, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 867
01:14:34

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IN THIS EPISODE OF BULLETPROOF RADIO... 

I talked to the co-founder of WAVi at the 7th Annual Biohacking Conference in Orlando, Florida. Physicist David Oakley created a device that’s used to directly measure brain function and gives you a 360-degree assessment of your brain performance.

WAVi is an all-in-one measurement platform. Users get objective information about brain function through EEG, visual ERP, auditory ERP, heart rate variability (HRV), Trail Making, standard assessments and more. This full FDA-regulated Class II device measures biomarkers of your brain with detail and precision in under 15 minutes.

“People measure their weight every day, right?” David says. “Step on the scale, “Where am I at today?” So, we should be measuring our brains regularly. Someday there will be WAVi in doctors’ offices and you’ll check your brain like you check your weight.”

For an introduction to WAVi, listen to Bulletproof Radio episode #619: Your Brain Voltage: Measure It, Raise It, Control It

In this interview, David and I go really deep into the science behind WAVi’s development. We get into physics, neuroscience, brain data, scientific inquiry and what’s exciting about the future of brain performance research. 

David comes from a long family line of inventors and creators. His own career as a physicist includes research and teaching at universities. He was also a researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and has analyzed data within neutrino astrophysics, a branch of astronomy that observes astronomical objects with neutrino detectors in special observatories.

He has published research and articles in the areas of physics, medicine, and art. At mid-life he turned to brain data and created WAVi: a mix of art, science, commerce, and public service.

He made the move to study the brain when he met a fellow scientist David Joffee. “He started showing all the [brain] patterns, and I thought, “This is beautiful,” David says. “It's beautiful waves. You can do a lot with it. You can help people. It's about the same as physics, though. It's the same, just voltage versus time series data.”

David’s now exploring multiple brain topics, including concussions, Alzheimer's, Dementia, and mental health.

You’ll also find out why P300 continues to be an important signature of cognitive processes. It’s a 300 millisecond time frame that measures brain activity. This includes attention, working memory and dysfunction in neurologic and mental disorders. Ongoing research sees it as a potential genetic marker of mental disorders.

“As you age this performance drops and the speed drops,” David explains.

And then there’s voltage activity that’s happening in the brain. And if you can assess and measure what’s going on in your brain, you can do something about it.

So, this is a really big thing. And I want you guys to think about this. Right now you might be saying, "I'm not a brain scientist, I'm just listening to this." But there's, how fast does the brain respond? And how strongly does the brain respond? Because those are different things. And the reason my brain does what it does, I would say is clearly nutrition and mitochondrial enhancement and supplements and all that kind of stuff.

It's a fascinating time to be upgrading your brain!  

“So, 10 years from now, the happy path is that with the brain scan, the artificial intelligence will know you and know what you need to optimize your brain,” David says. “There won't be a question of, in the ideal world, it's not a question of your brain is slowing down. It will know you on day one and say, “This is what you need to do. As long as you stay with this program, you're going to have an optimized brain. It's not going to slow.” That's my 10-year future.”

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Oct 15, 2021
Clean Up Your Mouth! Saliva, Gums & Kissing Bad Bacteria Goodbye – Trina Felber with Dave Asprey : 866
01:11:32

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IN THIS EPISODE OF BULLETPROOF RADIO... you’re going to find out how your oral health and gut microbiome are connected.

My guest today is Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, the creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, an all-natural health product company that specializes in oral health and skin care.

After more than 25 years as a registered nurse and nurse anesthetist, Trina turned her attention to the mouth microbiome and how it influences all your body systems--whether you know it or not.

She focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health, so discuss topics that could give you clues about your own biology:

  • Saliva is the “lifeblood” of the mouth; 
  • Red light (and blue!) can improve gum tissue; and
  • What you must stop doing when brushing your teeth and why it matters so much to your oral health.


Your Saliva: “Saliva is a secretion no one's talking about,” Trina says. “And it's one of, if not the most important secretion in your body, because it does so many things, including nitric oxide production. If you have an imbalance in the microbiome inside your mouth and inside your gut, nitric oxide declines and your body can't produce nitric oxide. … Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, it's related to internal health, it's anti-inflammatory, it creates better sleep and better brain function.”

Your Gums: “Red light therapy is going to help with the condition of your gums, it's going to improve the overall environment inside your mouth, and it's going to help with the right environment to grow the right bacteria that in the long-term is going to help with nitric oxide production,” Trina says. “Red light therapy actually penetrates your gum tissue and will increase blood flow and reduce inflammation of the gum tissue.”

Your Brushing Habits: “Brushing too hard, we don't think about it, but it's common sense, but we still do it because you feel like you need to scrub to get your teeth clean and your gums,” Trina says. “But a lot of people just brush way too hard. It's really a soft motion. The softer you brush, the more you actually stimulate detoxification and increase blood flow. It's like a massage. Sometimes when you massage too hard, you create inflammation, you create more problems. And the softer that you massage, like lymphatic massages, are extremely, there's no depth to them. It's very light touch.” (Even with a sonic toothbrush!)

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Oct 13, 2021
Mimetic Desire Shatters the Myth of Why You Want – Luke Burgis with Dave Asprey : 865
01:27:45

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IN THIS EPISODE OF BULLETPROOF RADIO...

Do you know why you make choices that are bad for you? Or why you end up with burnout, bad diets and other things that cause you harm, when you know you’d be better off choosing something else? 

This episode cuts through the noise, everything you’re sold and told to want, and helps you answer those very questions.

Luke Burgis researched and studied the theory that underlies your tendency to follow other peoples’ wants, called mimetic desire. Explored by prominent French thinker René Girard, mimetic theory of desire says humans don’t want anything autonomously and independently. 

“Girard discovered that we come to desire certain things not through biological drives or pure reason, nor as the longing of our deepest, most authentic selves, but through imitation,” Luke says in his book, “Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” Desire, as Girard used the word, does not mean the drive for food or sex or shelter or security. But after meeting those needs, we enter the domain of desire. And knowing what to want is much harder than knowing what to need.”

In studying the work of Gerard, Luke realized that his goals and dreams were a product of other people’s expectations of him and he was actually following the desire of what he was seeing in others (that’s why he was miserable, burnt out, in poor physical health and felt horrible).  

“The truth is that desires are derivative, contagious, and therefore competitive, and that’s why they often lead to conflict,” Luke explains. “The lie is that I want things entirely on my own, uninfluenced by others. By rejecting the truth, I deny the consequences of my desires on other people, and theirs on me.”

Luke and I dive into how to get past the innate desires of success and wealth that most of us are taught to value and really move into your own individual dreams and self-desires. 

“Mimetic desire exists on a spectrum,” he says. “And that there are some things that can't be explained medically at all. Something beautiful like a sunset, or like a beautiful woman that I'm attracted to. There are very clear scientific sort of physiological things going on there. So, let's make a distinction. Mimetic desire exists on a spectrum where those hardwired physiological things like thirst and hunger, those have been met, right? And we're sort of now in a more abstract world.”

Armed with this knowledge, you can make better choices about who you trust and build self-awareness around your choices to empower your own life. You can find holistic models that work for you in all areas of your life (not just at your job), and why those models are important to find sooner rather than later.

“​​The constant looking to what other people are doing or saying or wanting, or achieving, is just the fastest way to be miserable for one thing, but also the fastest way to miss opportunities, because we're just constantly looking to our right and our left rather than forward or up,” Luke says.

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Oct 08, 2021
Relationship Goals: Your Gut Microbiome and Immune Function – Kiran Krishnan, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 864
01:32:07

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IN THIS EPISODE OF BULLETPROOF RADIO...

Research microbiologist Kiran Krishnan, Ph.D., explores the world of microorganisms inside your body. He studies the human microbiome and knows just how much inflammation damages your gut and how your immune system fixes it.

He’s particularly adept at explaining practical ways to apply the latest science he’s uncovering.

His expertise lies in the newest frontier in microbiology—gut commensal spore bacteria. He partners with Just Thrive Health on prebiotics, probiotics and other gut health product development.

When he was on the show previously, we got into probiotics and immune health. (Don’t miss those! Support Immune Health in Two Steps: Modulate Gut Bacteria & Neutralize Inflammation – #677 and Armor-Plated Immortal Probiotics from Space – #629. This time, he makes connections between your microbiome and immune function.

“The inflammatory response is the biggest driver of gut related damage that occurs,” Kiran says. “You can also eat foods that are absolutely toxigenic to your microbiome.”

The good news? Up to 80 percent of your immune system lies in your digestive tract, Kiran explains. “Your immune system is there, ready and waiting to help with the situation.”

In this episode, you’ll learn that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is the unknown villain of virtually everything. Kiran says it causes damage to the brain, contributes to metabolic disease, drives Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and is the No. 1 driver of diabetes (to name a few).

“LPS is the most pervasive toxin we have to deal with and it’s an endotoxin, which is a key because we can’t get away from it,” Kiran says.

Kiran has a strict research background in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology. For nearly 20 years, he’s conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition through his research organization: Clinical Research Organization.

His recently published leaky gut study showed reversal of gut enteropathy within 30 days. He’s now involved with a longer, more extensive leaky gut trial. 

His current research also includes nine other ongoing human clinical trials. Some test the effect of gut commensal spore probiotics on conditions like Thyroid/Hashimoto’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and liver failure.

Listening to this extensive interview, you’ll find out cool stuff, like what faecalibacterium prausnitzii is and how it helps you.

“We all have all kinds of damage occurring in our large bowel all the time,” Kiran says. “But if you have faecalibacterium, it's constantly repairing it. If you don't have faecalibacterium, at some point, the damage overcomes the repair and you start getting significant inflammation in lining which then puts you at risk for things like inflammatory bowel disease. Right, so we're constantly battling this state of damage, oxidative stress, inflammation, and all that, and then repair recovery and so on. And then as it turns out, microbes are so important for that repair and recovery phase.”

You’ll also gain new perspective of your own body biomes and the broader world:  “I've always referred to the human system as a walking, talking rainforest,” Kiran says. “We are a holo-biome which is a super organism. We are an organism made up of a collective of organisms that together in a certain balance will function and work. But we are also in constant osmosis with the ecosystem, and we're designed to be that way.”

Another positive for your gut and immune health is the vast number of microbial genes in your system.

“We have such limited amount of genetic capability as a species,” Kiran says. “We barely have enough genetic material as an earthworm does, and so we're not that cool or sophisticated. What makes us as sophisticated as we are, is the two and a half million or so microbial genes in our system. And so, being able to outsource functionality to microbes is a big part of being human. There are sets of organisms that we have outsourced through the course of evolution, the ability to modulate and monitor the rest of the microbiome. We're finding that when you start putting in these microbes back into your system, you really start getting the positive changes. They start refereeing the ecosystem and making things more balance and improved.” 

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Oct 06, 2021
How to Build Strength Faster – John Jaquish, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey, Part 2 : 863
00:44:07

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In Part 1 of our two-part episode with John Jaquish, Ph.D., I talked with him about building bone density—an important factor in your strength and longevity. Don’t miss! Building Strength Isn’t About Weight Lifting Anymore – John Jaquish, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey, Part 1 – #862.

This inventor, author, and scientist created OsteoStrong and the X3 System, a series of devices that combine rehabilitation and advancements in human physiology to build bone density. His extensive research into bone density and strength found that you can approach weight lifting much differently than you may think.

“It appears that the most biological adaptation comes from not the area under the curve, the total volume of work you did, but has to do with how quickly did you go from zero to 100 and back to zero,” John says. “So, a very brief spike of almost anything causes way more adaptation than spiking up to 70% and holding it.”

Now in Part 2, our conversation dives into John’s other findings and lifestyle choices, both as a public figure, a mentor for professional athletes and a fasting enthusiast. We go off the beaten path on a few things:

  • Anabolic rebound after fasting (what fasting does to build muscle mass)
  • Tendon mutations (and how they make people outrageously strong)
  • Taking Viagra (or other non-pharmaceuticals) and carbs to trigger a muscle cell splitting
  • The difference between fructose, glucose and sucrose (is there any real difference in the body?)


We also talk about ways to eat for strength and the quest for longevity that guides him. He knows about the tempting danger of eating to only look good (but you feel like crap). He offers tips to make sure you don’t go there.

Check out John’s book to learn more: Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time: So Is Cardio, and There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want

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Oct 01, 2021
Building Strength Isn’t About Weight Lifting Anymore – John Jaquish, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey, Part 1 : 862
00:39:59

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IN THIS EPISODE OF BULLLETPROOF RADIO...

Inventor, author, and scientist John Jaquish, Ph.D., downloads his knowledge about the importance of bone density. When his mom was diagnosed with osteoporosis he set out to develop bioDensity, a system that builds bone density by triggering the effects of weightlifting without the risk of injury. He’s talked about it on Bulletproof Radio before.

He’s developed a way to put on muscles three times faster than you can by weightlifting. I’m asking him to explain why that matters and what devices and routines can help you get there. He created OsteoStrong and the X3 System, a series of devices that combine rehabilitation devices and advancements in human physiology to build bone density. 

Why so much focus on bone density?

“You're avoiding the potential for fragility fractures later in life,” John says. “The bone you build through the osteogenic loading process, through this heavy loading, you're getting bone built that's going to last in your body for 30 years. It doesn't go away like muscle. Detraining of a muscle starts in 10 days. If you stop working out, you lose your muscle in 10 days. It takes you 30 years to lose the bone.”

In part one of this two-part episode, we talk about John’s inventions and research, as well as the three aspects of strength that most people don’t think about when they start a fitness routine. You’ll learn what vitamins and protein habits matter and what kind of exercise truly increases your longevity.

You can also check out John’s book: "Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time: So Is Cardio, and There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want"

And stay tuned for Part 2 of this episode, coming soon!

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Sep 29, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #15
00:12:51

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #15:

  • A ketogenic diet impacts brain cancer.
  • A surprising connection links calf muscles, blood pressure, and dementia risk.
  • A dose of sunlight boosts romantic passion.
  • An energy process involves brain cells, memory and sugar levels.
  • A bunch of benefits support time-restrictive eating.
  • An innovative way to transport mouse sperm.


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Sep 24, 2021
Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant : 861
01:22:48

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We’re going deep on all things nootropics. Stacks, timing and what works for your brain.

I didn’t want to be the guy who made nootropics. I wanted it to be the fact that it’s possible, therefore, let’s all do it. I mean, take them and let’s all make them. We need creators who build stuff that’s real. I just want people to see it was real so that we could all build it.

You’re going to learn a lot in this episode, like:

  • The promise of nootropics vs. the reality of nootropics
  • Problems with typical nootropics
  • How brain chemistry and nervous systems are incredibly unique
  • How every high-performance state has a corresponding neurochemistry stack
  • Nine Nootopia base blends that have specific goals and purposes
  • Why Nootopia nootropics are different
  • Tips to get the most out of your nootropics

 

One of today’s guests has been on the show several times to talk about psychobiotics, magnesium, enzymes and blood sugar.

As co-founder of BiOptimizers, Matt Gallant keeps researching and innovating ways to keep your whole body healthy. He sees important connections within body systems and finds unique ways to maximum human performance. He especially likes the brain and will be talking about new developments in nootropics that can be customized to your own body system.

Matt Gallant: “A lot of nootropics rely on brute force,” Matt says. “They hammer one receptor or one pathway and they just push it to the max which has negative consequences, receptors downregulate, you can have more side effects. As a former addict, I thought, and I was hardwired to believe that more is better. And now I know better and optimal is better. So, it's about really finding the optimal dose for each person. And that's why we're all about customization and personalization.”

He’s joined by Mr. Noots, his partner in custom nootropic development. 

Between ages 5 and 10, he built radio, conducted dangerous chemistry experiments and built a Helium-Neon Laser from scratch. His favorite childhood activities were science, chemistry and physics. He spent his 20’s in the US Air Force, which was the perfect platform to become an endurance athlete and eventual bodybuilder. Life happened and as Mr. Noots moved from sick to superhuman, he dove deep into performance-enhancing nutrition. That, in turn, led him to become a Chief Product Officer for the mind-enhancing compounds and stacks of nootropics at Nootopia.

“This is one of the things where I want everyone listening to just say, "Okay, I admit to myself that it is possible for plant extracts or other compounds to improve cognitive function because it's abundantly obvious,” “says Mr. Noots.

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Sep 24, 2021
Nutrition Goes Primal with Dr. Paul Saladino and Nora Gedgaudas : 860
00:26:33

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IN THIS EPISODE OF BULLLETPROOF RADIO...

You've been asking for experts who can talk about food that's in line with the way we evolved as humans, so this episode brings together two guests who are experts on ancestral eating: Dr. Paul Saladino’s research on the carnivore diet, with Nora Gedgaudas decades of research on paleo and keto diets.

The conversation dives into the dangers of vegan and vegetarianism, why meat should be a core part of your diet, and how plants might be more harmful to eat than you think. 

Both put chronic disease at the core of their research and have spent years of research and heart finding eating habits that give you the greatest quality of life. 

Dr. Paul Saladino is a certified functional medicine practitioner who says yes to meat and no to plants. Dr. Saladino’s work promotes the use of science-based information to deeply understand the root causes of illness and provide individualized care that goes beyond traditional pharmacological treatments.

“Eat nose to tail with organ meats, with well-raised red meat and organs, and you will thrive,” Dr. Saladino says. “Plants hate us and if we ignore the fact that plants exist on a toxicity spectrum and make plant toxins, which are defended chemicals, we are abandoning a whole bunch of people who could get really well by eliminating the most toxic plants from their diet.”

Want to learn more from Dr. Saladino? Listen to two full podcasts with him and check out his book:

 

Nora Gedgaudus is an internationally keto and ancestrally based nutrition specialist and author. She combines extensive research with evolutionary physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrition, and chronic and degenerative disease for mind-body health and longevity.

She’s created her own program called PRIMALGENIC, based on her 20 years of knowledge of ancestral and modern eating, and the paleo and keto diets.

“What’s incumbent upon us in the face of so many things we feel like we can't control is to take control of what we can, be aware, understand as much of this as we can and find ways of strategizing our way around the system and develop that firsthand knowing of where your food comes from, as much as humanly possible,” Nora says. “And, educate yourself and take responsibility for as much as you possibly can.”

Want to learn more from Nora? Listen to two full podcasts with her and check out her books:

 

Check out more articles from Dr. Saladino and Nora about ancestral eating on the Dave Asprey blog: 


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Sep 21, 2021
Kava: Psychedelic Benefits in an Alcohol Alternative – Cameron George with Dave Asprey : 859
01:11:25

This episode of Bulletproof Radio revisits one of my favorite varieties of plant medicine, called kava. It’s a plant-based drink from the South Pacific Islands that relieves anxiety, boosts mood and enhances cognitive abilities. It has a pretty impressive resume: 

  • Kava is a safe, natural alternative to drugs and alcohol
  • Kava offers effects similar to micro dosing psychedelics
  • When humans consume kava, it helps protect the body from all forms of stress (physical, chemical, emotional) 

I’m talking with Cameron George, a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA. He’s been on the show before, Kava Just May Be The Next CBD – #731, so don’t miss that one for a great starter resource! This time, we get into kava’s growing use in the United States, its links to community and social connection, and how it makes an amazing alternative to alcohol.

Cameron likes kava as an alcohol replacement, he says because [for the most part] “people who are migrating towards kava are looking for healthier alternatives that are non-addictive, that don't interfere with their faculties and kind of keep them sober, but bring kind of that enhanced sobriety.”

Kava lowers the emotional stress system in the brain that is overactive and easily triggered. It increases GABA, an amino acid which is a building block for proteins, and in the brain, kava acts as a neurotransmitter and activates serotonin.

“Whenever you talk to the indigenous people of the South Pacific,” Cameron says, “they don't speak of kava in the same context. In the U.S., we just see it as an anxiety relieving herb that helps with sleep and stress and things like that. They speak of it as a spiritual entheogenic medicine that improves the quality of your thoughts, your perspective, induces introspective thinking and allows people to connect with one another.”

TRU KAVA sets the industry quality standard by providing the safest and most effective kava on the market. The company offers kava oil and shots, and a new drink that you consume like you would an alcoholic beverage. I’m really excited for you to listen to this conversation, hear us break down some misconceptions and learn how you can experience the benefits of kava. 

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Sep 16, 2021
Ozone Therapy: Your New Favorite Biohack – Micah Lowe with Dave Asprey : 858
00:50:32

Micah Lowe loves all things ozone. So much so that his nickname is the “Ozonaut.”

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll find out how ozone therapy improves your body’s intake and use of oxygen and activates your immune system. Micah’s company, Simply 03, develops equipment for people to conduct affordable ozone therapy from their own homes.

“So, there’s a whole world of ozone that you can dive into,” Micah says. “There’s ozone for municipalities. There’s ozone for wine making. There’s ozone for pools. There’s ozone for hot tubs. There’s ozone for aquariums, and then there’s medical ozone. They’re all different.

You may think ozone is a pollutant, but, in fact, it’s a really strong oxidant that alters your body at a cellular level and helps your mitochondria make more antioxidants. Ozone stimulates growth factors and increases oxygen metabolism. This in turn increases energy and stamina and reduces brain fog.  

“Ozone is actually similar to exercise in that it signals a pathway called the NRF2 pathway, where it's actually good for you,” Micah explains. “So, this can be good in terms of athletic performance because it'll help people to recover faster. It'll help them to diminish the effects of those workouts that are really tough.”

The other side of the ozone equation involves oxygen efficiency. Oxygen efficiency is important for being able to maintain higher levels of cognitive performance and for athletic performance, Micah says. “It's just a fundamental aspect of our lives that we all need.”

Simply O3 manufactures high-quality ozone generators, ozone kits, ozone skincare, and accessories. Since there are many kinds of ozone therapy, we cut right to the chase about how Simply 03 works, what makes it special and how to balance it with the rest of your body care and plan for your health.

There’s a cosmetic side to ozone, too. Micah co-founded the ozone cosmetic skin care companyHonest O3, with his brother. The company specializes in manufacturing and selling oxygen-rich cosmetics, such as creams and gels. 

You’re going to get a lot out of this episode’s deep dive into the many benefits of ozone therapy.

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Sep 14, 2021
Speaker Preview 2: Human Upgrades at the 7th Annual Biohacking Conference : 857
00:49:47

Take a listen to a few of the world’s most innovative minds in the field of human optimization and biohacking. All will be speaking in person at the 7TH Annual Biohacking ConferenceSept. 17-19, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

This transformative 3-day event, hosted by Dave Asprey and Upgrade Labs, features thought-provoking keynotes, panelists, and Upgrade U and Master U instructors. You’ll find a Tech Playground and fully immersive experiences that push the limits of human advancement, performance and longevity. 

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Vishen Lakhiani: Optimize the brain for prime happiness and performance.

Vishen Lakhiani: 10 Laws & Four-Letter Words – #309

Dr. Will Cole: Tame inflammation, calm cravings, balance hormones and find food peace.

Intuitive Fasting, Metabolic Flexibility & Metaphysical Meals – Dr. Will Cole with Dave Asprey – #796

Panache Desai: Be “enough” through the power of insight and energetic transformation.

You Are Enough! Find Your Authentic State with Panache Desai and Dave Asprey – #692

Don Wood, Ph.D.: Efficient and effective solutions for trauma using modern neuroscience advancements.

How to Stay Present No Matter What – Don Wood, Ph.D. – #648

Dr. Ted Achacoso: Bringing together AI, tech, human body systems and evolutionary medicine.

Mathematics of Consciousness -Your Life as a Video Game. Dr. Ted Achacoso #495

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Sep 09, 2021
Speaker Preview 1: Human Upgrades at the 7th Annual Biohacking Conference : 856
00:42:08

Take a listen to a few of the world’s most innovative minds in the field of human optimization and biohacking. All will be speaking in person at the 7TH Annual Biohacking ConferenceSept. 17-19, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

This transformative 3-day event, hosted by Dave Asprey and Upgrade Labs, features thought-provoking keynotes, panelists, and Upgrade U and Master U instructors. You’ll find a Tech Playground and fully immersive experiences that push the limits of human advancement, performance and longevity. 

Here’s a speaker sampling.

Marcella Madera: A neurosurgeon gives prep tips for calming pre-surgery stress reactions.

Radical Regeneration: Neurosurgery Meets Energy Medicine – Marcella Madera, M.D. #582

Naveen Jain: What happens in the gut doesn’t stay in the gut.  

From Inside Your Gut to Outer Space: Moonshots with Naveen Jain #541 or Your Microbiome May be Misbehaving – Naveen Jain #612

Jim Kwik: Progressing and advancing beyond what you believe possible. 

Limitless: How Will Smith and the X-Men Got That Way – Jim Kwik Tells Dave Asprey – #695

 Joe De Sena: Get way out of your comfort zone.

Spartan Up! with Joe De Sena – Podcast #116

Dr. Elizabeth Yurth: Restoring normal metabolic health and strengthening your mitochondria.

Trigger Autophagy Without Fasting – Dr. Elizabeth Yurth Talks Spermidine with Dave Asprey – #773

Kiran Krishnan and Tina Anderson: Mucosal inflammation, gut lining damage, and repairing your microbiome.

Support Immune Health in Two Steps: Modulate Gut Bacteria & Neutralize Inflammation – Just Thrive Health – #677

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Sep 08, 2021
Build Your Career with 5 Keys of Emotional Intelligence – Caroline Stokes with Dave Asprey : 855
00:43:31

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll learn about the different kinds of emotional intelligence and how you can use them to catapult your career and your business

As a human capital entrepreneur, Caroline Stokes specializes in creating emotionally intelligent organizations, starting with leadership.

“I take a broader view and define people leaders as anyone who manages people in any capacity,” she says in her newest book, “Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company.” “No matter where you stand in your organization’s hierarchy, I challenge you to embrace the mantle of ‘leader.’ Own your influence. Find where you can do the most good and then do it with all your might.”

She’s an executive headhunter, certified executive coach, certified EQ.2.0 practitioner, and CEO of the Canadian company FORWARD. Caroline works with major companies throughout Canada and the U.S. on the need for talent to develop emotional intelligence and resilience in the face of technological advancements.

She blends recruiting and emotional intelligence strategies essential to helping companies identify and tackle elephants and acquire and retain key hires―those unicorns. We talk about how those strategies can help your company stand out, stay resilient, and drive growth.

“When we do executive search, the organizations will ignore those elephants in their organization because they want these really shiny, super smart, highly unobtainable unicorns to join them,” she says, “But they can't because they haven't reworked the systems within their organizations.”

In this episode, Caroline walks us through organizational obstacles, gives easy-to-implement advice, unpacks key emotional intelligence factor, and offers questions for reflection so you can unlock your team's ability to hire the best candidates for the job. 

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Sep 03, 2021
A Trio of Career Experts Say Yes to Criticism, Ideas and Mentors with Dave Asprey : 854
00:31:38

How’s work working for you?

Maybe your normal sources of inspiration have run dry. Maybe you keep getting stuck on the same series of tasks you can’t quite figure out how to do. Or maybe, you feel like no one’s telling you the truth about how you work. 

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, three experts give you real-time tips on how to level up your career. 

The truths they share are designed to stimulate many aspects of your career. Steven HerzJeffrey Madoff and Kevin Harrington have helped people find not only success, but also passion and creativity in their work.

If you like this special episode with Steve, Jeff and Kevin, dive deeper into their expertise by listening to the full Bulletproof Radio podcasts:

Embrace Criticism and Don’t Take Yes for An Answer – Steven Herz with Dave Asprey – #745


Feeling Stuck? 40+ Ways to Turn Your Ideas Into a Career – Jeff Madoff with Dave Asprey – #744

  • Jeff Madoff discusses three stages of creativity, including inspiration, growth and stagnation, and how you can get started and keep the cycle going, despite stagnation. Check out his book: “Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas,”


Want to Make Millions? Get a Mentor – Kevin Harrington with Dave Asprey – #743


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Sep 01, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #14
00:12:20

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #14:

  • CBD linked to Alzheimer's prevention
  • Reducing stress could reverse gray hair 
  • A new device detects bad breath
  • Spirituality found in brain circuitry
  • Inflammatory clock of aging determines your "immunological age" 


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Aug 27, 2021
Stabilize Your Blood Pressure Using Biofeedback – Mackay Rippey with Dave Asprey : 853
01:01:23

Let’s not sugarcoat it; both low blood pressure and high blood pressure are bad for you. With either, you can experience an inability to focus, dizziness, heart disease, and other health problems. You want to find a way to stabilize your blood pressure in the Goldilocks zone–just right.

Controlling blood pressure is especially important when it comes to heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. There used to be a significant gap between men and women in the incidence of heart disease, but that gap has closed over the past few decades and now women die of heart disease as frequently as men.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I brought on an expert to talk about Zona Plus. Mackay Rippey serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Zona Health. He explains how the biofeedback device helps you train your own body to change your blood pressure, using isometric exercise. In this kind of muscle contraction, the muscle is tensed and working, but not actively shortening or lengthening. The Zona Plus looks like a joystick from a fighter airplane with a little digital screen on top. That screen gives you immediate feedback.

Let's jump right into some of the biochemistry that I found with Zona, Mackay says:

“I started with the hand grip. So, 30% is the magic Goldilocks percentage for your grip. So, you need to calculate what your grip strength is in the morning. It can vary from day to day and the optimal is 30%. Now, if you think you can calculate 30% just by knowing what you're feeling, you're sadly mistaken. That's why it helps to have a biofeedback device that tells you, "You're at 30%. Oh, and, by the way, you have to hold it for two minutes." So, if you think you can do that for two minutes, you need a feedback device. It just makes your life a lot easier.”

We discuss the effects of pre-hypertension and hypertension on your health, how to manage your blood pressure and how to keep your cardiovascular system functioning properly. We also get into nitric oxide, endothelial cells and red blood cells.

Eighty percent of Zona Plus users lower their blood pressure back to normal because Zona makes biofeedback so accessible. It leads to greater cognitive function, clears toxins from your body and more. Consider this hand-held device your cardio biohack. We also talk about the additional supplements you can take to pair with the Zona for faster and better results.

And for those of you who may think it’s too early in your life for Zona Plus, that you’ll use it when you’re older, Mackay says to remember this: “Now's the time to start ‘exercising,’ your endothelial cells so that they continue to function well as you increase your age so you're not only living longer, but you're living well as well.”

Mackay sees the impact of blood pressure across many areas of health:

  • He co-founded Beyond Protocols, an education accelerator for Functional Medicine practitioners. 
  • He formulates supplements for cardiovascular health that reduce blood pressure. 
  • He’s operated Mackay Rippey Acupuncture for more than 30 years. 
  • He hosts Lyme Ninja Radio, a podcast focused on the challenges and treatment of Lyme disease. 
  • And, he’s got a passion for nutrigenomic research.


Join us for this important conversation on heart disease, healthy hearts, the blood pressure rollercoaster and some key elements to creating a long healthy life.

Note for listeners: I previously interviewed Zona’s CEO, Mark Young. Learn more about Zona’s company history and how the device was developed in episode #601: Get a Grip on Your Blood Pressure

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Aug 27, 2021
3 Dimensions of Longevity That Will Extend Your Life – Sergey Young with Dave Asprey : 852
01:10:05

Sergey Young has his finger on the pulse of all things longevity. He’s spent years connecting with the world’s anti-aging research leaders. 

He’s learned that living to 200 years old and beyond is not only possible — it’s inevitable. 

When Sergey was on Bulletproof Radio episode #715, he and I talked about ways to make longevity affordable for everyone. Now he’s back with a new book, The Science and Technology of Growing Young: An Insider’s Guide to the Breakthroughs that Will Dramatically Extend Our Lifespan… and What You Can Do Right Now.

In this new episode of Bulletproof Radio, he explains how medicine and technology advances are rapidly paving the way for the long and healthy future of the human race. He lays out three dimensions to longevity: prevent premature death, life extension and age reversal.

“So you just need to keep your body and your mind in a state which is worth expanding its resource,” Sergey says. “And then it comes down to the full horizon of longevity, which is going to be available to us in 25 to 50 years.” 

He also debunks the most popular myths about longevity: living more means living less, longevity is dangerous and selfish, and life extension is not really possible. Nope, nope and nope. Sergey gathered research and insights from world-leading scientists, doctors, inventors, and health entrepreneurs to address these myths and many others.

Learn more about Sergey: He founded Longevity Vision Fund, a $100M fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all. He’s also involved with other longevity-inspired ventures, including: Longevity XPRIZE, a global initiative designed to incentivize the development of technological breakthroughs to cure aging and APPG for Longevity which helps to shape national longevity strategy in the UK.

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Aug 24, 2021
3 Rs to Up Your Energy: Rest, Recovery & Restoration – Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith & Kate Northrup – #851 : 851
00:30:21

You’re probably skipping rest to get more done in your day. Or you think you’re resting while you sleep. The former doesn’t work; the latter just isn’t true. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Kate Northrup approach rest and recovery in ways that actually re-energize and power your performance. In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll learn about your “rest deficit” and ways to optimally rest your brain, body, and emotions.

If you enjoy this special episode with Dr. Dalton-Smith and Kate, listen to their full Bulletproof Radio podcasts:

7 Types of Rest That Will Fix What Sleep Doesn’t – Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith with Dave Asprey – #720

  • Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician, work-life integration researcher, speaker, and best-selling author. She’s been the featured wellness expert for numerous media outlets including MSNBC, Dr. Oz, Fast Company, and Psychology Today. She’s practiced clinical medicine for more that 20 years in the Birmingham, Alabama, area.
  • In her book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, she describes seven types of rest that underlie how we show up in the world. All of them affect your performance in different and unexpected ways. “Rest really is about restorative activity,” Dr. Dalton-Smith says. “What are the restorative activities you do to help pour back into these seven areas to counteract the ways that you pour out within your day-to-day life.”
  • To see how well you may or may not be resting, take the Rest Quiz at https://ichoosemybestlife.com/quiz/rest-quiz-test/.

 

Do Less to Get More – Kate Northrup – #654

  • Kate Northrup is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, activist and mother, she has built a multimedia digital company by doing less and working fewer hours—all while raising two small kids. Her trick? Bending time. 
  • In her newest book, “Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women,” she says a resounding no to the addiction of busyness and debunks the myth that personal worth equals productivity.
  • “We might be doing things just because we’re upholding some standards that if we really were to check in with our hearts and souls, they’re not actually bringing us joy,” Kate says. “So, I believe things need to either bring us results or bring us joy. If they don’t bring us results or joy, they have no business in our lives.”

 

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Aug 19, 2021
Habits from Simple to Atomic Propel Big Life Changes – BJ Fogg & James Clear : 850
00:29:53

Habits form the base of your life. So the more you can form habits that manage and automate your day and power your decisions, the more brain space you free up for creativity and bigger thinking. 

BJ Fogg and James Clear approach habits in ways that get to the root of how your think and feel. In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, they share useful tips you can (and probably must) start doing today.

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The Simplicity of Tiny Habits Will Change Your Life – BJ Fogg, Ph.D. – #662

  • Behavior scientist BJ Fogg, Ph.D., founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and is considered the leading scientific authority on habits. His behavior model is easy to learn and easy to apply to everyday life… and doesn’t include willpower. “The thing that wires a habit in is not repetition,” BJ says, “it’s the emotion you feel when you do the behavior.” He explains that behavior happens when three elements come together at the same moment: motivation, ability, and a prompt.
  • BJ introduces you to the science behind habit formation in his book, “Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything ”

 

Use Atomic Habits to Upgrade Your Decisions – James Clear – #645

  • Writer James Clear researches habits in the context of human potential, continuous improvement and decision-making. “Your habits compound over time as they start to layer on top of each other and increase over time,” James says. “But your decisions—if you imagine your life is like a string of decisions—those decisions can compound for you or against you, too. The benefit of making a single good choice is fine, but the benefit of making a string of good choices can be significantly better. You’re really trying to string those two together.”
  • James book, “Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones,” details how habits can shape your life and is a go-to resource for Fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams.


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Aug 17, 2021
ENERGY: 3 Ways to Find Your Flow – A Top 10 Episode with Dr. Barry Morguelan
00:29:36

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Dr. Barry Morguelan takes the No. 3 spot: The Ancient Energy Discipline That Stimulates Healing and Vitality – Dr. Barry Morguelan – #413

Dr. Morguelan is one of only about a dozen living grandmasters of Chinese energy healing techniques. He’s spent nearly four decades studying ways he can help others access their energy. 

He’s also a gastroenterologist and endoscopic surgeon, with four decades of experience in Western medicine techniques. His search for ways to better help and heal his patients led him to ancient Chinese energy medicine.

He began by learning acupuncture, herbology, massage and acupressure in a traditional Chinese medicine hospital. He moved onto martial arts, which taught him a larger scope of his senses and situational awareness. He was asked to complete challenges that taught him what his body was truly capable of, and he’s taken all of those practices to help people harness their full energy.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio with one of our most popular guests, we discuss how his studies impact the way he does his current work, and how you can reach your physical, mental and emotional goals. We also get into how practice, patience and consistent work can help you access the energy you hold to be your best self.

Here’s what Dr. Morguelan has to say:

  • “When I got to work there, finally, I had the opportunity when I was in one of the hospitals to read some books that had pictures in them. And those books had pictures of people treating somebody, but not touching them, not doing anything. And the person was getting well. So I asked the doctors I was working with there, and they said, yeah, that's the source of all of Chinese medicine.”
  • “You had to be able to stand on your hands. One of the things that people do here in the military, which is not very common for doctors, one hand pushups, then four finger pushups, three finger pushups, those things I'm not. My hands are for surgery, not for those things, but they were always intimating, which turned out to be absolutely true is that you sort of have two bodies.”
  • “You need to open your eyes and wake up to the fact that all throughout life you've had this, at least, maybe no one told you directly, but it's in the culture. It's in the cultural middle of you, that your life is supposed to go like this. And then like this, and like this, and like this.”


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Aug 14, 2021
BRAIN POWER: Feeding Neurotransmitters Improves Mental Health – A Top 10 Episode with William Walsh, Ph.D.
00:28:25

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William Walsh, Ph.D., takes the No. 10 spot: Tailor Your Brain’s Neurotransmission with Nutrients — William J. Walsh, Ph.D. #567

In this revamped episode of Bulletproof Radio, I talk with research scientist Dr. Bill Walsh about how brain cells function, how they’re nourished, and what we need to clear out our brain’s trash and keep the good stuff around. He’s spent over three decades studying how you can use nutrients and foods to improve your brain health. His expertise shows how mental health can be improved with nutritional psychiatry.

More than 100 neurotransmitters in the brain act as chemical messengers. Research shows us that with certain nutrients you can directly affect how those neurotransmitters work. For people who struggle with addiction, for people who have a mental illness, for those who want to live longer, improve their memory and so much more, Dr. Walsh walks you through the nutrients that can make a difference.

New research over the past decade shows us what protects our mind and body, and how much our environment influences that. Here’s more of what Bill discovered:

  • “Neuroscience advances and my interest has always been on the brain and on people with brain disorders, depression, anxiety, autism, schizophrenia--the whole litany of brain science. And my focus has to be on the neurotransmitters themselves. There are about five or six that seem to be especially important in mental disorders. For the first time in the last 10 years, we now are able with nutrients to directly affect neurotransmission of many of the most important neurotransmitters.”

 

  • “It seems like all the research is still aimed at finding the next billion-dollar drug that can help people. And we now have enough knowledge that from the new research, when you put it all together, we're learning that with nutrients and with diet even, we can make radical improvements in people with depression and anxiety and problems like that. And that we don't necessarily need a drug.”

 

  • “If you're going to do one test, do a zinc test. Because if you're low in zinc, that means your chance of getting cancer, chance of developing dementia, chance of developing heart disease is much greater. I would guess that probably half of Americans would benefit from more zinc.”


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Aug 13, 2021
The Cheat Codes That Get You to Soul Force – Jamie Wheal, Part 4 with Dave Asprey : 849
00:53:34

When Jamie Wheal comes on Bulletproof Radio we always dig into mind-bending topics. This time, our conversation spans a special four-part mini-series to discuss his new book: “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind.” 

 In the Part 3 episode we talk about the five things that can transform cultural consciousness, and in this last installment of the series, Part 4, we’re talking about the more specific ways those five pathways can transform your body. Music, breathwork, sex and more all have the power to do things like reset your brainstem, stimulate your nervous system, and unclog your fascia.

“​​You're loading that system,” Jamie says. “You're creating a peak experience that you send through your body and brain, and it lights up your body and brain. And there is a narrative. There's impressions. There's stories. There's characters. There's insights There's whatever else would be the interior content that is often profoundly valuable and meaningful and very different than our monophasic waking state, tired, wired and stressed stuck-in-my-ego stories.”

Thai massage, music with certain beats, aligning your spine, soft tissue body work—all of these things can help transform your consciousness. They serve as a pathway to the death-rebirth rituals Jamie studied, the ones that send a peak of energy through your nervous system and reboot your whole system. 

“I think a critical piece of our global collective challenge and crisis is, hey, we all need to heal ourselves and each other. And here is the most simple, most accessible, most powerful method that humans have ever developed. And here's the cheat codes to everybody and let's get on this.”

Be sure to stay tuned until the end when Jamie asks me some questions about delta wave frequencies.

Jamie studies neuroanthropology, which brings together culture, biology, and psychology. He’s the founder of the international Flow Genome Project, an organization that helps people reach their peak human performance. He’s currently focusing on Hedonic Engineering, a combination of neuroscience and optimal psychology. His book looks at the world’s collapse of meaning, the embracing of nihilism, and how you can shift your stories to tackle the world by connecting to others and revitalizing yourself. 


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Aug 12, 2021
5 Ways to Find Meaning and Trust in a Skeptical World – Jamie Wheal, Part 3.1 with Dave Asprey : 848
00:50:25

When Jamie Wheal comes on Bulletproof Radio we always dig into mind-bending topics. This time, our conversation spans a special four-part mini-series to discuss his new book: “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind.” 

In this Part 3 episode, we talk about the “meaning crisis” and the role of biohacking in human consciousness.

Jamie makes the case that more than ever people generally distrust and scrutinize larger governing institutions. When people don’t trust the things they used to trust, they’re led to greater stress, less connection and are more likely to reach for extremism and nihilism. 

“​​Any belief system where people are doubling and tripling down in the face of contravening evidence, that’s happening, and so is nihilism, where people are just giving up knowing anything at all or the fact that anything is actually ever truly knowable,” Jamie says. “We see the rise in diseases and despair and all the accompanying rudderlessness. We’re in a tight spot, and it’s not happening in a vacuum, right?”

Our conversation focuses on ways to find belonging and how you can be in tune with the part of yourself that wants to flee in times of stress. You can get out of a hive-mind centered world, which keeps your body in hyper-stress mode, and instead get into prioritizing range and resiliency in your body, mind and heart. 

In order to transform cultural consciousness, Jamie’s research found five techniques that most commonly help you do that: respiration, embodiment, sexuality, substances and music. You’ll learn how to do each of these activities intentionally and get the best results for you.

“We need to reclaim the story of what's happening and where do we all go now together,” Jamie says.

Jamie studies neuroanthropology, which brings together culture, biology, and psychology. He’s the founder of the international Flow Genome Project, an organization that helps people reach their peak human performance. He’s currently focusing on Hedonic Engineering, a combination of neuroscience and optimal psychology. His book looks at the world’s collapse of meaning, the embracing of nihilism, and how you can shift your stories to tackle the world by connecting to others and revitalizing yourself. 

Don’t miss Part 1, The Neuroscience of Sex – Jamie Wheal, Part 1 with Dave Asprey – #845, where you learn about Jamie’s research on sex and the power sex has to improve your life.

Then there’s Part 2, Taking the Kink Out of Kinky – Jamie Wheal, Part 2 with Dave Asprey – #846, where Jamie suggest ways you can engage with your partner and reclaim the full spectrum of human physiology and psychology.

Be sure to follow the conversation to its conclusion in Part 4.

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Aug 11, 2021
5 Ways to Find Meaning and Trust in a Skeptical World – Jamie Wheal, Part 3 with Dave Asprey : 847
00:50:25

When Jamie Wheal comes on Bulletproof Radio we always dig into mind-bending topics. This time, our conversation spans a special four-part mini-series to discuss his new book: “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind.” 

In this Part 3 episode, we talk about the “meaning crisis” and the role of biohacking in human consciousness.

Jamie makes the case that more than ever people generally distrust and scrutinize larger governing institutions. When people don’t trust the things they used to trust, they’re led to greater stress, less connection and are more likely to reach for extremism and nihilism. 

“​​Any belief system where people are doubling and tripling down in the face of contravening evidence, that’s happening, and so is nihilism, where people are just giving up knowing anything at all or the fact that anything is actually ever truly knowable,” Jamie says. “We see the rise in diseases and despair and all the accompanying rudderlessness. We’re in a tight spot, and it’s not happening in a vacuum, right?”

Our conversation focuses on ways to find belonging and how you can be in tune with the part of yourself that wants to flee in times of stress. You can get out of a hive-mind centered world, which keeps your body in hyper-stress mode, and instead get into prioritizing range and resiliency in your body, mind and heart. 

In order to transform cultural consciousness, Jamie’s research found five techniques that most commonly help you do that: respiration, embodiment, sexuality, substances and music. You’ll learn how to do each of these activities intentionally and get the best results for you.

“We need to reclaim the story of what's happening and where do we all go now together,” Jamie says.

Jamie studies neuroanthropology, which brings together culture, biology, and psychology. He’s the founder of the international Flow Genome Project, an organization that helps people reach their peak human performance. He’s currently focusing on Hedonic Engineering, a combination of neuroscience and optimal psychology. His book looks at the world’s collapse of meaning, the embracing of nihilism, and how you can shift your stories to tackle the world by connecting to others and revitalizing yourself. 

Don’t miss Part 1, The Neuroscience of Sex – Jamie Wheal, Part 1 with Dave Asprey – #845, where you learn about Jamie’s research on sex and the power sex has to improve your life.

Then there’s Part 2, Taking the Kink Out of Kinky – Jamie Wheal, Part 2 with Dave Asprey – #846, where Jamie suggest ways you can engage with your partner and reclaim the full spectrum of human physiology and psychology.

Be sure to follow the conversation to its conclusion in Part 4.

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Aug 10, 2021
GUT HEALTH: Enzymes Do the Heavy Lifting – A Top 10 Episode with BiOptimizers
00:29:44

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 The BiOptimizers guys take the No. 6 spot with: How to BiOptimize Your Gut & Digestion – #515

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re revisiting an episode with Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant, founders of BiOptimizers. They aim to optimize digestion, leading into better health and greater performance. Just like me, they believe holistic health, with a focus on body and brain, makes us higher functioning humans.

Wade is a former three-time Canadian, natural bodybuilding champion. Matt’s a kinesiologist who’s trained pro athletes and has been developing supplements for more than a decade. Together at BiOptimizers, they’ve tackled gut, body and brain health with an emphasis on enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics, magnesium, and blood sugar.

“We all have an enzyme bank account in our bodies and they do about 25,000 different functions in the body,” Matt says. 

“Everything from thinking to blinking, enzymes are involved. They’re the catalyst that kickstarts chemical biochemical reactions in the body. And when we eat food, we need to break that food down. So our body's going to use our enzymatic bank account to break that food down.”

Certain kinds of enzymes help with carbohydrate digestion, protein and fiber breakdown, losing body fat, improving skin conditions, clearing brain fog and speeding up recovery.

“Depending on what you're eating,” Matt says, “your brain is going to recognize what enzymes it needs to produce and then start breaking that down in the mouth and then continuing to excrete enzymes inside your stomach.”

And when you do your own biofeedback (paying attention to how your body respond to different stimuli) you’ll find what works for you, and what enzymes can help make your body work more efficiently.

“I got so into enzymes and their usage because I knew that I really couldn't perform at a high level on that diet [vegetarian] if I didn't have really superior digestion. And then that inadvertently trying to solve that problem as an athlete translated over to all sorts of people who I discovered had digestive-related illnesses and we could actually solve those, and that led to a whole cascade of things and eventually a company and all that sort of stuff. So, you scratch your own head, and you start up with a toaster and end up with a rocket ship.”

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Aug 07, 2021
AUTOIMMUNITY: Signs, Symptoms & Triggers – A Top 10 Episode with Dr. Thomas O’Bryan
00:29:28

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Dr. Thomas O’Bryan takes the No. 7 spot with: The Autoimmune Fix – Dr. Thomas O’Bryan – #478

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan says seven out of every 10 patients he treats have autoimmune issues. He’s a physician internationally renowned for his work with autoimmune diseases and inflammation, and the nutrition and lifestyle choices that can help.

With a healthy immune system, your antibodies have the power to get rid of old and damaged cells and make room for new cells to grow and develop. But with any kind of autoimmunity issue, your antibodies end up killing off more cells than you make. 

Autoimmunity can be triggered for a long time before you feel the impacts. It tends to hit your body at some point, so the sooner you can find a way to prevent it, the better. 

Dr. O’Bryan talks about the causes, the signs and what you can do about it, to prevent things like leaky gut and encourage things like healthy enzymes. He says it’s most often about what you eat, what’s going up your nostrils and what’s happening inside your gut. 

More from Dr. Thomas O’Bryan:

  • “This topic of autoimmunity really becomes a primary concern for all of us, but we've never looked at it that way. So once we understand this, that this is prevalent in almost all of us, that it's an autoimmune mechanism, meaning your immune system attacking your own tissue, whether it's your blood vessels, or components in your blood vessels, the fatty membranes of the blood vessels, or it's your brain, or your joints, or whatever it is, when your immune system is attacking your own tissue, that goes on for years. It's called the spectrum of autoimmunity.”

 

  • “Celiac disease is when your gut's being chewed up from a sensitivity to wheat. The third category is non celiac wheat sensitivity, and that's the big kahuna picture. Non-celiac wheat sensitivity can manifest as brain dysfunction, autoimmune brain disease, skin disease, joint disease. There's no tissue in the body that might notbe affected by a sensitivity to wheat. Look at the immune system to see. Is my immune system telling me I've got a problem with this food? Because body language never lies. If your immune system is activated to protect you against a particular food, stop eating that food.”

 

  • “If you treat your body like a Lamborghini, it's going to run like a Lamborghini. If you treat your body like a Rambler and expect it to run like a Lamborghini, you're going to be in trouble.”

 

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Aug 06, 2021
Taking the Kink Out of Kinky – Jamie Wheal, Part 2 with Dave Asprey : 846
00:43:18

When Jamie Wheal comes on Bulletproof Radio we always dig into mind-bending topics. This time, our conversation spans a special four-part mini-series to discuss his new book: “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind.” 

In this Part 2 episode, we talk about how you can biohack sex and the impacts of a post-orgasmic state.

Jamie studies neuroanthropology, which brings together culture, biology, and psychology. He’s the founder of the international Flow Genome Project, an organization that helps people reach their peak human performance. He’s currently focusing on Hedonic Engineering, a combination of neuroscience and optimal psychology. His book looks at the world’s collapse of meaning, the embracing of nihilism, and how you can shift your stories to tackle the world by connecting to others and revitalizing yourself. 

 In Part 1, The Neuroscience of Sex – Jamie Wheal, Part 1 with Dave Asprey – #845, you learn about Jamie’s research on sex and the power sex has to improve our lives. 

Now, we get into “taking the kink out of kinky,” and suggest ways you can engage with your partner (or partners) that maximize pleasure. Things like timed breathwork, music with a strong beat, and other techniques load up your nervous system and create a balance in your body, leading to great sex. 

“We're reclaiming the full spectrum of human physiology and psychology,” he says, “because no man is an island. No woman is either. Our sociology is about us doing all these things together.”

Our conversation includes the powerful states women can access during sex. Specifically, an incredible post-orgasmic state that can offer major healing.

“Once again, really much more accessible, cheap, free, like this is everybody, all you got to do is just shut your front door and schedule a playdate with a friend with benefits,” Jamie says. “And you can have access to the things that are getting touted in the new cycles, kind of incessantly over the last three years as these miracle cures and breakthroughs of psychedelic therapies.”

He says that PornHub as a baseline for sexuality and inspiration isn’t a great idea, yet Americans struggle to rethink approaches to sex in broader terms and prioritize sexual well-being and connection. 

“We've got such deep conflicted, puritanical coding overlaid with hypersexuality and commodification that it can be really difficult,” Jamie says. 

Touching on a range of topics, we’ll also talk about the power of the feminine, the Council of Grandmothers, cults (and how to spot them) and authoritarianism.

 Be sure to follow the conversation in Part 3 when Jamie and I talk more about death and God. And, of course, a lot more.

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Aug 05, 2021
The Neuroscience of Sex – Jamie Wheal, Part 1 with Dave Asprey : 845
00:39:04

When Jamie Wheal comes on Bulletproof Radio we always dig into mind-bending topics. This time, our conversation spans a special four-part mini-series to discuss his new book: “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind.” 

In this Part 1 episode, we talk about the neuroscience of sex and how it can change our minds over time and truly better our lives.

Jamie studies neuroanthropology, which brings together culture, biology, and psychology. He’s the founder of the international Flow Genome Project, an organization that helps people reach their peak human performance. 

He’s currently focusing on Hedonic Engineering, a combination of neuroscience and optimal psychology. His book looks at the world’s collapse of meaning, the embracing of nihilism, and how you can shift your stories to tackle the world by connecting to others and revitalizing yourself. 

“We need to reclaim the story of what's happening and where do we all go now together. Because one percent solutions, no matter how you slice that,, one percent are fundamentally sociopathic, right?” Jamie says. “It's the elect, and it could be the elect that's moral and ethical or spiritual, the true believers. It could be the marriage of the best, and the brightest. It could be the ones with financial resources, but however you cut it, the rest of us need a story for us to live into. And that seemed really important [to include in his book].”

The results of a sex survey Jamie conducted with couples for the book showed the profound impacts sex can have on holistic well-being. If you talk about sex like you do other activities with long-term benefits (like flossing or going to the gym) you may be able to understand the ways it can and has changed the human brain over time.

“Prolonged partnership coupling and extended sexuality –  that results in brain change,” Jamie says. “The results in the cascade of neurochemistry, including prolactin, vasopressin, serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine, and anandamide (all the big swingers for peak state experiences) all arise during sex, coitus, and orgasm. So you're like, "Holy moly", that seems like a very strong candidate for persistent and shifted brain state and cognitive change over time.”

Be sure to follow the conversation in Part 2 when Jamie and I talk more about the ways you can create the best sex environment with your partner. And, of course, a lot more.

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Aug 03, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #13
00:08:22

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #13:

  • Fireflies: Nature's synchronization in action
  • Earworms: Sleep quality declines
  • Intermittent Fasting: Improves cognitive function and memory
  • Alzheimer's: Disease signature found in the blood
  • Tech: Hacking vacuums


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Jul 30, 2021
Hacking Hair Follicle Function – Dr. Alan Bauman and Dr. Sophia Kogan : 844
00:31:08

If you’re losing your hair, you’re not alone. Hair loss is more common than you might think: 18 percent of men under 29 have moderate to advanced hair loss, and that number jumps to 53 percent for men in their 40s. Hair loss affects at least 50 percent of women by age 50. 

From your scalp to your stress load to the state of your hormones, your hair reflects what’s going on inside of you.

“Scalp health is a big problem,” says hair transplant surgeon Dr. Alan J. Bauman, “and we know now that there’s a direct link between scalp health and the inflammation (in the body) that’s going on. The hair fiber is dead but the follicle is alive, and when there’s inflammation going on in and around that area the follicle just doesn’t perform as well. So, scalp health is really important.”

And say bye-bye to the painful “plugs” you may have heard about before. Dr. Bauman’s sophisticated procedures can be undetectably natural with minimal downtime.

Dr. Sophia Kogan conducts research and develops nutraceutical solutions for hair thinning and loss. 

“Women go through a tremendous amount of stress in relationship to their hair, even more so than men because men sort of expect to thin,” Dr. Kogan says. She explains that the experience of hair loss for women often has a specific shame and guilt associated with it, too.

Stress effects your hair throughout your entire lifetime, but during prolonged periods of high stress it’s even worse. When you’re suffering from physical and/or emotional stress, the body pulls its resources to preserve its life internally, not hair growth. Since everyone experiences stress differently, it’s generally important to take time in your day for something that brings you into a flow state, Dr. Kogan suggests. Calming your nervous system plays an important role in stress management.

If you enjoy this special episode with Dr. Bauman and Dr. Kogan, listen to their full Bulletproof Radio podcasts about how to improve your hair health:

Biohacking Baldness: The Hair Episode for Everyone – Dr. Alan Bauman with Dave Asprey – #727

  • Dr. Bauman treats hair loss, thinning and restoration. He founded Bauman Medical nearly 25 years ago. He’s a board-certified hair restoration physician and hair transplant surgeon who has treated more than 30,000 patients and performed more than 10,000 hair transplant procedures. He’s one of a select group of physicians worldwide who’s achieved certification from the American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
  • Learn more about Dr. Bauman’s treatments for better hair: baumanmedical.com


Menopause, Stress and Female Hair Loss – Dr. Sophia Kogan with Dave Asprey – #793

  • Dr. Kogan co-founded and serves as Chief Medical Advisor at Nutrafol. She’s conducted multiple research studies on women’s hair loss and thinning. The company creates supplements for women and men to decrease shedding and increase hair growth. Several of the products are designed specifically for women’s physiology.
  • Learn more about Dr. Kogan’s hair wellness solutions: nutrafol.com


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Jul 29, 2021
Taking Alcohol in a Natural Direction – Bill Moses with Dave Asprey : 843
00:53:15

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Bill Moses joins the show to introduce you to Flying Embers, an innovation lab that makes hard kombucha, hard seltzers and other fermented botanical brews.

Bill founded Flying Embers with the idea of transforming the alcohol industry with what he calls “better-for-you” products. He’s a seasoned expert in the natural beverage industry who helped build the first certified organic winery in Southern California, Casa Barranca. He’s now blended his experience in organic winemaking with the ancient fermentation practices to create modern drinks rooted in ancient botanical traditions.

“​​I know that I want to have a little bit of fun,” Bill says. “I want to have a drink. I want to relax, whatever it might be. And we know that the alcohol could cause some inflammation. Well, is there an offset? Is there something that may offset some of it? That's the way I rationalize this as better-for-you alcohol.”

He also wants to change the existing alcohol paradigm. No small goal there.

I don’t talk about alcohol much on the show, but there’s all sorts of good live bacteria in Flying Embers products made from natural, organic, plant-based sources. You’ll find innovative ingredients, some pretty bold flavors and functional benefits you wouldn’t expect to find in alcohol.

Flying Embers also diligently manages what goes in and the fermentation process. They have a staff microbiologist who lab tests all products to ensure quality. Our conversation dives into the science behind drink development.

“We really want to know what's in there,” Bill says. “We really want to test it. We really want to continue to maintain the integrity of the bacteria and the yeast that is fully clean and tested for mycotoxins and all sorts of impurities.”

Flying Embers drinks contain no residual sugar, reminding us that sugar is not our friend. Instead, turmeric, ginseng and astragalus gets added the fermentation process, which act as adaptogens. These herbs turn our stress responses on and off more effectively.

Hard kombucha is becoming a mainstream item you can find in bars, restaurants, and retailers across the country, so this is an exciting time to be hearing about a brand that has in mind what’s best for our bodies. This is kombucha that I can get behind.

Flying Embers also has an interesting backstory. The company Launched in the midst of the 2017 Thomas Fires in Ojai, California. Literally among flying embers. The company donates a portion of proceeds to first responders.

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Jul 27, 2021
WOMEN’S HEALTH: How to Get the Right Care – A Top 10 Episode with Dr. Jolene Brighten
00:28:23

Welcome to Your Upgraded Summer!

This new series revisits the Top 10 Bulletproof Radio episodes of all time. The topics cover essentials like nutrition, energy, hormones, sleep and autophagy, as well as gut, brain, autoimmune and women's health.

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Dr. Jolene Brighten takes the No. 9 spot with: On Women’s Health, Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and Brain Injuries – Dr. Jolene Brighten – #415

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Jolene Brighten, a functional medicine naturopathic doctor, talks about the birth control pill, states of giving birth and recovery, and even traumatic brain injuries.

Specializing in women’s health, Dr. Brighten focuses on how gender bias in medicine often undermines women’s ability to work through health difficulties. The conversation covers the experiences women often have after giving birth, such as hypothyroidism, brain fog, and larger mental health issues due to major hormonal changes. 

She takes a strong stance on the birth control pill. She shares the ways it causes leaky gut, disrupts thyroid hormones, increases risk of depression, and more. By being off the pill, she says, you can be more aligned with your body. She advocates for fertility awareness, a process in which (with the help of technology) you can track your cycle and the way your hormones manifest themselves in your life, month-to-month. 

Dr. Brighten first works on healing the body, then the mind, and then on a bigger level, like healing family lineage. 

In an interesting aside, we also veer in discussion about traumatic brain injuries (we’ve both had one!)  and our immediate and long-term approaches for healing. 

Our discussion is highly informed and even more encouraging. I think you’ll find it really helpful! Here’s what Dr. Brighten has to say:

  • On The Pill: “Unfortunately, what we’re seeing of the 100 million women worldwide, who have taken the pill, about 60 percent of them are only taking it for symptoms, which is a huge red flag to me. If only 40 percent are taking the pill to prevent pregnancy, then what’s up with this other 60 percent? And why are we not practicing root-cause resolution, which we could absolutely do, and just giving women a pill?”


  • On Birth: “For some reason, somewhere along the line, we got it in our head that women should be able to pop out a baby and then just go along their merry way. And at six weeks, everything's recovered and fine. Reality is, is it takes a whole year to really rebuild the nutrients and recover your body.”


  • On Orgasm: “It’s a big thing that gets dismissed in women’s medicine. Having an orgasm is this mythical unicorn and women aren’t that interested in sex. But when you look at the research, there are so many benefits.”


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Jul 24, 2021
HORMONES: How to Balance & Manage Yours - A Top 10 Episode with T.S. Wiley
00:29:48

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T.S. Wiley takes the No. 4 spot with: How To Have The Hormones of a 20-Year-Old: T.S. Wiley #508

T.S. Wiley has been conducting research on aging, cancer, sleep, hormones and more for decades. She’s a researcher, a medical theorist, and an author of the books “Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival” and “Sex, Lies, and Menopause: The Shocking Truth About Synthetic Hormones and the Benefits of Natural Alternatives.” In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, the conversation covers why it’s important to manage your hormones.

Hormones keep your body in homeostasis, and when they’re out of whack, well, so are you. She’s the creator of the Wiley Protocol, which uses natural topical hormones to restore sleep, memory, libido, a quiet immune system and pain-free days and nights for both men and women. 

Her study of hormones is connected to genomics, epigenetics, your surrounding environment, the larger environment and bacteria. She explains why she developed the protocol and the impacts hormones have on our whole health, such as in cancer treatment, restoring brain function, and more.

This episode will help you understand more about the ways you can control your external environment in order to improve our body’s internal processes. Here’s what T.S. Wiley has to say:

  • “Everything in my head is connected, and you can't explain one discipline separately. You can't talk about hormones if you can't talk about the genes they’re turning on and off. You can't talk about genomics unless you talk about epigenetics, which is the environment turning things on and off, and now, it's very obvious to me in the new work I've done that it's all about the bacteria who own the planet. You have to realize they've been here for three billion years. They made us, and the plants, and the fish, and the birds because they wanted to walk.”
  • “What the hell happened to my libido? I have a raging libido, and it was just gone one day. I thought, “I need hormones. I got to figure this out.” I read everything I could and nothing made sense, and I basically went to the notion that if you were going to put back something that you've lost, like insulin in a Type 1 diabetic, you would want to put it back the way you had it. Type 1 diabetics, of course, take insulin depending on their blood sugar after they eat, whatever they eat. They measure it all the time because that's the best they can do to replicate how the body would respond.”
  • “There's two immune systems. There's the one in your gut that is defense, that keeps their cousins out. That keeps you from a getting a cold. Then, there's the one that belongs to the planet, also, unfortunately in your gut and in every plant and everything, and that's autoimmunity. That's what takes you out.” 


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Jul 23, 2021
4 Dimensions All Entrepreneurs Must Master – Alon Braun with Dave Asprey, Part 2 : 842
00:49:19

This is Part 2 of Alon Braun’s Bulletproof Radio episode. We talk about entrepreneurship, how to make your vision a reality and how to be a great leader. Alon is the author of “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: 8 Steps from Inspiration to Global Impact,” and a mentor, teacher and leader for entrepreneurs.

In his book, he separates the world into four dimensions: internal worldexternal worldindividual and collective. He says in order to fully craft your vision (whatever that may be) and be the best person to represent that, you need to do work in all four spaces.

  • To be receptive to inspiration, you need to work on your internal world
  • Opening yourself to the art of expressing and all forms of collaboration, represents the external world
  • To work within the individual realm, you need to align yourself to the identity of entrepreneur. 
  • Finally, work to make sure everyone on your team is collaborating as a collective


Learning about all of these worlds is essential to entrepreneurship, Alon says.  “We need to balance, it's all an act of balance between all these forces, and this is why I built the framework. The framework guides you step-by-step.”

Alon also explains how to market your products, build trust, center mindfulness in your work, and most importantly, how you can’t do this process alone. 

“Just walk with somebody that's been there already,” Alon says. “Don't be so arrogant to think that you're inventing the wheel. Get an advisor that's been through the journey before you. It's okay,” says Alon. “That's the way you get experience." …  “You need the best. You need to find who are the best teachers, you need to find the best courses, and that's the work for every CEO.”

If you want to learn more about how you can be a productive, engaging, successful and creative leader of any kind, you’ll get a lot out of this episode 

Be sure to listen to Part 1 of Alon’s conversation about how to hack your memory: Build a Memory Palace to Upgrade Your Productivity – Alon Braun with Dave Asprey, Part 1 – #841

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Jul 22, 2021
Build a Memory Palace to Upgrade Your Productivity – Alon Braun with Dave Asprey, Part 1 : 841
00:47:12

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, guest Alon Braun scales enterprises and scientific innovations, especially in the deep tech industry. 

He founded Neurotech Analytics, a neurotech-focused analytical hub that produces advanced analytical reports on the whole scope of neurotech industries. That said, my first question to him could be, “what can’t you do?” He’s been a marine biologist, a member of Israel’s cyber special forces unit, a children’s book author, a body movement teacher and more.

Using his background in technology, Alon’s developed a kind of virtual machine we can use to boost our brain power. In this first of a two-part episode, I talk with him about how to create a new relationship with your memory by building a memory palace. When you do this, it boosts your efficiency, creativity and decision-making ability.

Before Alon started using a memory palace, he was barely able to remember six numbers in a row. After he started using memory palaces, he was able to remember 100 numbers forward and backwards. But it’s not just a technique you use to show off your memory.

“You put all the wants [into your memory palace],” Alon explains. “I took all this project management system, and I uploaded it to the memory palace. I needed to make an object for every project. Make an object that reminds me of this want, and I took the list of objects [and put it into my memory palace].”

This technique allows him to work and cross things off his to-do lists without checking his phone or computer. It can allow you to connect with a project while still going about your day. 

On a mathematical level, building a memory palace is about creating an algorithm for your brain to prioritize your values. On a general level, it’s about creating a sorting process for everything going on inside your brain.

“​​Right now we have so many choices,” Alon says. “You open Netflix… you open the internet, what do you choose?" 

He says that building a memory palace is a skill we can develop for multi-criteria decisions and choice according to your own preference and values that aren’t recommendations by a technology algorithm.

“We need to do the ground work and work with our children,” he says.

This is an exciting episode that gives you great tools to hack your memory, Make sure and tune in for part two, where we’ll dig into entrepreneurship, mission and how to build your vision. 

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Jul 20, 2021
AUTOPHAGY: Set Your Cells in Motion: A Top 10 Episode with Naomi Whittel
00:29:47

Welcome to Your Upgraded Summer!

This new series revisits the Top 10 Bulletproof Radio episodes of all time. The topics cover essentials like nutrition, energy, hormones, sleep and autophagy, as well as gut, brain, autoimmune and women's health.

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Naomi Whittel takes the No. 8 spot with: Glow From The Inside Out: Autophagy and Women – Naomi Whittel #477

Autophagy is your body’s natural process of removing and recycling cellular waste, but without that process, the waste grows. You want autophagy, which literally means “self-eat,” to be working at maximum capacity.

We have the power to activate this process in each of our cells. In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll learn simple ways to boost your body’s autophagy. That’s a good thing because autophagy can turn the clock back and create younger cells.

Naomi Whittel is recognized as an innovator in the health and wellness industry, and an advocate for clean and safe nutrition. After navigating her own journey of autoimmune disorders, Naomi Whittel set about searching for ways to activate autophagy that anyone could do. “My whole objective is to provide the simple and easy solutions to really activating the youth inside of our cell,” she says.

Things like processed foods and environmental toxins, decrease your autophagy. 

Good sleep, regular sex, intermittent fasting, and 30 minutes of resistance training every other day, activate your autophagy. 

  • Naomi On Fat: It’s fat first and fat most because that’s activating the autophagy. With fat and how it’s so different than protein, which we all know protein can turn into a carb, it can become a sugar. My body does so much better when I am able to burn fat as my fuel instead of sugar as my fuel.

 

  • Naomi On Intermittent Fasting: I look at where the outside meets the inside, so I'm thinking about my skin all the time from the inside out. Things like fasting, intermittent fasting is done every other day, and intermittent fasting coupled with protein cycling.”

 

  • Naomi on Surprising Results: We did an eight-week clinical study with tons of women. What happened was after 15 days, the lead researcher called me up and said, “You’re never going to believe that every single woman in this study has achieved benefits in two weeks of the program.” And that’s why we called it Glow15.

 

  • Naomi on Health Success: I’ve dropped 10 pounds by activating my autophagy, by eating more fat than I could ever imagine, never counting a calorie, being satiated, having that mental focus and dealing with chronic, chronic stress. I believe it's really through fat first, carbs last, intermittent fasting, protein cycling, these kinds of principles.

 

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Jul 17, 2021
SLEEP: Circadian Rhythm to the Rescue: A Top 10 Episode with Satchin Panda
00:29:27

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Satchin Panda takes the No. 5 spot with: Eating Affects Your Sleep (and vice versa) – Satchin Panda #560

In modern life it can be hard to get to bed on time, let alone get quality sleep. But, what happens when you don’t get good sleep? You feel like a zombie, you're more likely to be anxious, and you throw your body out of whack.

In this episode, Satchin Panda, Ph.D., shares his expertise on sleep, circadian rhythm and the effects of ambient light on your overall health. He’s a professor at the Salk Institute in San Diego and a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm research.

Circadian rhythm is a foundation of good health. It tells you that almost every organ has its own clock. For example, your brain has peak hours for productivity. 

Circadian rhythm also tells you that blue light has the power to synchronize and disrupt your internal clock and it tells you that your eating habits affect your internal clock. All of those things affect your sleep quality.

 “Your day actually begins when you go to bed the previous night because that determines how long you'll sleep, how long you'll reset your brain and then how fresh you'll wake up in the morning,” Satchin says. “Most sleep researchers agree that an adult should be in bed for eight hours. I'm saying they should be in bed for eight hours, so, out of that, somebody may get six and a half to seven hours of sleep.”

Satchin has a lot of great tips for how you can get better sleep, including keeping light out of the bedroom, reducing your body temperature before sleep, when to eat throughout the day and much more. This episode will make you feel capable of tackling any sleep problems.

 If you want to learn more about Satchin’s work, check out his latest books, “The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight” and “The Circadian Diabetes Code: Discover the Right Time to Eat, Sleep, and Exercise to Prevent and Reverse Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.”

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Jul 16, 2021
7 Rules to Reverse Aging and Live Longer – Ann Louise Gittleman with Dave Asprey : 840
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After more than four decades and more than 35 books, Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS, continues to break new ground in integrative and functional medicine. She’s a Columbia-trained nutritionist and author internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, longevity, environmental, and women’s health issues.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Ann Louise recommends a paradigm shift in which your biology is not your biography. Her seven new rules for radical longevity include: immunity, toxic overload, advanced glycation end products, fascia, cellular rejuvenation, minerals, gut-brain connection.

During her long career, she's examined overlooked factors that contribute to weight gain beyond diet and exercise. Decades before Keto, Paleo, Carnivore, and Intermittent Fasting diet trends, Ann Louise wrote that obesity and diabetes were caused by a lack of the right type of fat and an excess of the wrong kind of carbohydrate in her first book Beyond Pritikin (1988). 

“I'm so grateful that people now realize that you can eat fat, lose weight, and feel stronger and healthier and live until 120,” Ann Louise says. “It's all about the right kind of fat. And also, intermittent fasting has now come into play. I wrote about that in 2005. And in those days, people never realized how important it was. Now we have the research, we've got the anecdotal and the clinical studies. And I think that all these ideas are really ideas whose time has truly come.”

In her newest book, Radical Longevity: The Powerful Plan to Sharpen Your Brain, Strengthen, Your Body, and Reverse the Symptoms of Aging,” Ann Louise combines research with traditional healing wisdom to teach you how to live to 100 years old and beyond. 

She examines topics from heavy metals and EMFs, to cellular regeneration and emotional detox. She says by using epigenetics to slow and reverse many of the most worrisome aging conditions, you can preserve your “youth span” and enhance your immunity, heart, brain, muscles, joints, skin, and hair. You can even revitalize your sex drive.

You can learn even more from Ann Louise as she tackles health trends and topics on her podcast, “The First Lady of Nutrition.”

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Jul 15, 2021
Living a Life of Deep Adventure – Bob Ballard, Finder of the Titanic : 839
00:43:04

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, an incredibly special guest explores the vast depths of the oceans uncovering mysteries, proving theories, and revealing artifacts that tell a story about the history of humankind. 

And I got to talk to him via satellite phone as he was heading out to sea on his ship, Nautilus.

Oceanographer and marine geologist Bob Ballard has led nearly 160 deep-sea expeditions and worked with the Navy on top-secret missions throughout an underwater career spanning six decades. It all began with a love of California’s Mission Bay tide pools.

“Everyone's born with that flame of curiosity,” Bob says. “Every child is born a scientist, and yet the educational system can turn off that pilot light and kill it. So, I was lucky enough right when my pilot light was getting low, someone put their arm around me and said, "You can do it." Helped me through it. I had people all the way.”

He’s gone on to discover ships thought long lost and provide extraordinary new understandings and discoveries in marine geology, geophysics, biology, and chemistry. 

He’s discovered new life-forms, traced ancient trade routes, developed robots that roam the ocean floor, and opened an amazing underwater world to kids through telepresence.

One of his astonishing contributions includes discovering a luxury steamship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in 1985. That would be the RMS Titanic. It rests off the eastern coast of the Canadian province Newfoundland.

Now 79, he talks openly of his dyslexia, which he didn’t even know he had until a few years ago. He just thought his brain worked differently than other people’s. “I do not look at it as a disadvantage,” Bob says. “I look at it as an advantage. The rules inside the box were written by non-dyslexics and they were simply not fair. I live outside the box.”

His work continues with a brand-new adventure that just launched in July 2021. Bob put together a group of organizations that embarked on a 10-year $200 million federally funded study of the Pacific Ocean section what’s called the offshore Economic Exclusion Zone. This includes locations such as Guam and American Samoa. 

“We own more land underwater than any nation on earth, and yet we have better maps of Mars than have of the United States of America,” Bob says. “Go figure.”

This expedition will map the water’s bottom and also study whole entire water column, from the shoreline to the abyss. You can even follow along to see what’s happening! Nautilus Live, Ocean Exploration Trust.

He chronicles his life in his new memoir, “Into The Deep: A Memoir from the Man Who Found Titanic” and in the new National Geographic documentary special, “Bob Ballard, An Explorer’s Life.” 

“I’m in the process of fessing up,” he says in the documentary. 

Bob’s scientific interests run the gamut from the volcanic, tectonic, and hydrothermal processes of the mid-ocean ridge to deep-sea archaeology and maritime history. As the National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Bob spearheads the Nautilus expeditions (open-ended voyages of ocean discovery) and shares his finds with the world through streaming video. Learn more about his experience and expeditions here.

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Jul 13, 2021
LECTINS: Good guys or bad? A Top 10 Episode with Dr. Steven Gundry
00:28:33

Welcome to Your Upgraded Summer!

This new series revisits the Top 10 Bulletproof Radio episodes of all time. The topics cover essentials like nutrition, energy, hormones, sleep and autophagy, as well as gut, brain, autoimmune and women's health.

You'll get the main points in a shortened version so you can get the good stuff and get on with your summer plans. And if you want to listen to more, tune in to the original episode.

 Dr. Steven Gundry takes the No. 2 spot with: How Nutrition Can Reverse Disease and the Impact of Lectins – Dr. Steven Gundry – #417.

More than two decades ago, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Gundry decided to help people prevent health issues. He retired as a cardiologist to teach patients how to eat, guiding them on how to get ahead of the problem, not fixing it after the fact. He shifted toward a more proactive approach to health through food and diet changes and has since become a pioneer in nutrition.

As a medical researcher and author, he’s spent the last 16 years studying the microbiome and now helps patients use diet and nutrition as a key form of treatment. You may know of his New York Times best-selling books, “The Plant Paradox,” “The Longevity Paradox” and “The Energy Paradox.”

Simply, paradox mean confusing information. What sounds reasonable isn’t or what sounds absurd turns out to be true. There’s no better example than plants. Plants can help your body or try to kill you.

By now you know that “healthy foods” in your diet may not be as good for you as you think. Many seemingly healthy foods contain a protein called lectin which seeks out sugar molecules to bind to, rapidly increasing our likelihood of inflammation. Inflammation leaves your body not only less energetic, but less prepared to fight disease. 

 Here’s what Dr. Gundry says:

  • “[Plants are] chemists of incredible ability. So what they do is they use chemical warfare, and one of their favorite attack mechanisms is the protein lectin, and lectins are so beautifully diabolically designed to wreak havoc on an animal predator.”

 

  • “Our ancient ancestors interacted with 250 different plant species on a rotating basis. All of those plants have polyphenols, flavonoids that not only turn on our individual genes, but more importantly, they alter the gene expression of our microbiome, [which is capable of] rapid alteration in gene expression.”

 

In this episode you’ll learn about the foods that may be negatively affecting you, why humans ever started eating them in the first place (ahem, corn?), and the power of a healthy diet.

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Jul 10, 2021
CARBS: Toxic or Necessary? A Top 10 Episode with Dr. David Perlmutter
00:27:20

Welcome to Your Upgraded Summer!

This new series revisits the Top 10 Bulletproof Radio episodes of all time. The topics cover essentials like nutrition, energy, hormones, sleep and autophagy, as well as gut, brain, autoimmune and women's health.

You'll get the main points in a shortened version so you can get the good stuff and get on with your summer plans. And if you want to listen to more, tune in to the original episode.

First up is Dr. David Perlmutter with the No. 1 show: Why You Desperately Need Carbs – Dr. David Perlmutter #553.

Dr. Perlmutter focuses critical attention on brain health, lifestyle, and nutrition that maintains health and prevents diseases. He's a board-certified neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. No. 1 was "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar–Your Brain's Silent Killers." This landmark book made the connection between grains and brain health.

Here's what Dr. Perlmutter says:

  • "This is very important. It is carbohydrate confusion because we desperately, desperately need carbs. So many people adopt a ketogenic program and totally abandon their carbohydrate intake and what happens? They feel crappy, they become constipated, they get brain fog, they don't sleep well, they're agitated and it's all because they fail to understand that we have to be quite specific when we talk about carbohydrates."
  • "We are desperately in need of fiber in the diet, which is by definition a complex carbohydrate that we don't metabolize, but is yet metabolized by our gut bacteria."
  • "When we throw that baby out with the bathwater, we set the stage for not nurturing the 100 billion organisms that live within us that really depend on your food choices, 100 trillion, depend on your food choices to nurture them to allow you to not just be healthy, but be healthier, to be able to combat risk of illness moving forward."


His other bestsellers include "Brain Maker," "The Grain Brain Cookbook", "The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan," and "Brain Wash," co-written with Austin Perlmutter, M.D.

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Jul 10, 2021
Self-Love Drives Your Choices and Upgrades Your Life – Kamal Ravikant with Dave Asprey : 838
00:55:01

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest follows his curiosity wherever it leads.

Kamal Ravikant served as an infantry soldier in the US Army, hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, climbed the Himalayas and meditated with monks there, and help found several companies. He’s made a career as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and author. Currently, he’s Managing Partner at Evolve VC, an early stage venture capital fund.

So what does all this have to do with self-love? Kamal explains how he developed self-love as a foundation for his life and work. 

Kamal originally published his non-fiction book Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It in 2012 after a devastating year when he was sick to the point of bed rest, his company failed, he went through a relationship break-up and a close friend died.

In the midst of all this strife, he had an “a-ha” moment and made a vow to himself. He literally transformed his life. He gave a talk at the end of 2011 speaking his truth. A few months later, he wrote some things down to help a friend. Then he sent the writings to another friend where instead of a blog post, the writings became a book that struck a nerve and went viral. Kamal took years of responses to heart and revised the content to go even deeper, re-releasing the book in January 2020.

“I'm a big believer in sharing the truth and I don't mean like here's my dirty laundry truth, but the emotional truth, the fundamental truth or your truth about what makes you better,” Kamal says. “What I've been sharing about is what makes you better in the inside.”

You’ll find this show full of wisdom about self-love, mindset, entrepreneurship and tech investing. It’s all connected.

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Jul 08, 2021
How to Live Your Life After Great Loss – Amanda Kloots with Dave Asprey : 837
00:40:28

This episode of Bulletproof Radio covers the human side of grief and loss and love and community and courage. These are things that you might find yourself saying, “Well, wait. What does that have to do with biohacking or human performance?” 

These have to do with the parts of being human that we all go through in our lives. They're parts that we oftentimes don't talk about because they're uncomfortable and we're wired in ourselves to avoid things that are uncomfortable.

However, if you do think about them, it gives you enormous opportunity for growth and enormous opportunity to be a better human being. And that means you can be of better service to others,

In March 2020, Amanda Kloots and her husband, Nick Cordero, moved from Manhattan to Los Angeles with their infant son.

It was a big move for them: Amanda was a celebrity fitness trainer, actor and Broadway dancer, and Nick, a Tony Award-nominated Broadway star, was going to pursue a career in the music industry.

When Nick complained of being tired, they both thought it was the move. 

A little more than three months later Nick died of extreme COVID-19 complications: 95 of those days on a ventilator in the ICU, 42 were in a medically induced coma. At age 41, he’d been young, healthy, had no pre-existing conditions and didn’t have any of the typical Covid symptoms.

During Nick’s illness, Amanda chronicled his medical journey and her family’s emotional journey on Instagram. Friends, family and people she didn’t know rallied around them from around the globe with love and support.

She also relied on her faith: “I'm a very spiritual person,” Amanda says. “I have a very strong faith and it's always been a part of my life. That's where I go, when I need strength, when I need support, that is exactly where I go.”

Amanda, now a co-host of the CBS daytime talk show, “The Talk,” turned her experience into a memoir, co-written with her sister, Anna Kloots: “Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero.” 

It’s a brave book about a devastating loss. It’s a human story that connects us all.

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Jul 06, 2021
Why Meditation is Your Ultimate Life Hack – Light Watkins and Emily Fletcher : 836
00:29:30

People used to think that meditation made you gullible," says meditation teacher Light Watkins. "Now, they realized that meditation makes you bold, as some of the most influential business and thought leaders of our day see meditation as non-negotiable for making big moves."

Light has been immersed in the meditation space for two decades, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. He now leads meditation trainings and retreats world-wide. He’s been featured in major media, taught celebrity clients and written popular books on happiness and meditation.

You’d think he’d be a model meditator, but In reality, Light spent years sitting in uncomfortable positions with whirling thoughts, and feeling like he was failing at meditation. He couldn’t settle his body or his mind. He stuck with it (an inspiration to struggling meditators!) and eventually found his groove.

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation, the creator of The Ziva Technique and is regarded as a leading expert in meditation for high performance. For a decade, she’s led Ziva's powerful combination of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to help you get better at life, not get better at meditating.

Mindfulness creates a state change, Emily says, and meditation creates a trait change.

She’s reached more than 40,000 students so far, including Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winners, Navy SEALS, NBA players and CEOs. Also entrepreneurs, busy parents and anyone looking to level up. She also expanded her meditation reach to zivaKIDS with a brand new program aimed at kids ages 4 to 14.

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Meditation is the Ultimate Rest Hack – Light Watkins #580


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Jul 01, 2021
Shut Your Mouth! Nose Breathing Improves All Your Body Systems – Patrick McKeown with Dave Asprey : 835
01:16:06

Some biohacks can be expensive. Most of them work on mechanisms that are free, but breathing just might be the biggest and best magic bullet we have today. In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I talk to returning guest Patrick McKeown about why. And why he wants everyone to be a nose breather.

Patrick’s one of the world’s leading breathing re-education experts who’s been immersed in the research of breathing for more than two decades. He’s bringing the benefits of that research to people around the world. He's written numerous books on the topic and talked about the importance of oxygen on a previous podcast, "How to Breathe Less to Do More."

“I just feel that breathing has been too left of field and it hasn't been put out there properly,” Patrick says. “This is something we have to start taking seriously.”

Around 20 percent of the general population has dysfunctional breathing, but if you have lower back pain, anxiety or asthma, that percentage goes way up. Why’s that important? The way you breathe has a huge impact on your quality of life, changing how you deal with stress, your sleeping habits, the way you exercise and so much more. This goes for kids and adults alike.

Patrick explains breathing in three ways: biochemical, biomechanics and psychological. Breathing function or dysfunction dramatically affects focus and concentration; brain function; blood pressure; respiratory health; female sex hormones; blood sugar; and even pain.

"We're talking about basic physiology that can influence all of the major disciplines of medicine, dental health, movement, mental health, sleep, respiration," Patrick says. "And these are significant. And I think there is a role for breathing and in time, breathing will be embraced in medicine."

In his new book, "THE BREATHING CURE: Develop New Habits for a Healthier, Happier, and Longer Life," Patrick walks you through tips and strategies to breathe light, slow and deep. His breathing exercises improve blood chemistry and increase oxygen flow to all your body’s systems, overall improving the function of your body’s nervous system. He uses fast, simple, scientific methods.

Here’s what happens when you learn how to breathe differently:

  • you increase oxygen uptake and delivery to the cells, improving blood circulation, and unblocking the nose.
  • you open the airways of your lungs, boost blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain, improve sleep and calm your mind.
  • you restore body functions wrecked by stress, build greater resilience, and live longer.

 

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Jun 29, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #12
00:11:06

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #12:

  • Blood sugar affects your brain health
  • Tapeworms change ant immunity and make them lazy
  • New COVID-19 research about the lining of your blood vessels
  • Larger pupils indicate higher intelligence
  • One bad experience with food leaves a lifelong impression
  • Gut bacteria can play a role in your mortality risk
  • Playing red light, green light to control gene expression


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Jun 25, 2021
Shorten Your Cardio Time Even More with REHIT – Ulrich Dempfle with Dave Asprey : 834
00:56:29

Cardio sometimes gets a bad rap; people either do too much or too little.  

You’ve likely heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll learn about the benefits of REHIT (Reduced Exertion High Intensity Interval Training) to improve cardiovascular fitness. 

Ulrich Dempfle, co-founder of CAROL, joins me on the show to talk about REHIT and the science behind how you can get fit in less than 9 minutes. Yes, really.

The CAROL bike is founded on REHIT principles and gets right to the sweet spot for your health and fitness with added AI programming. 

Decades of progressive research going back to the 1970s looked at high intensity training. New studies specifically show that by riding a CAROL bike you can:

-improve your fitness by 12 percent in 8 weeks, measured by V02max. This adds two years of healthy lifespan!

-lower your risk of Type II Diabetes by 60% in 8 weeks

-burn twice as many calories minute-per-minute compared to traditional exercise. And keep burning calories for several hours after your ride.

“Anything that's longer than 20 seconds and anything that's longer than two times of 20 seconds is not maximum intensity because you couldn't do maximum intensity for these sustained periods,” Ulrich says. “So, your slope and the change in intensity is just much lower on these traditional forms of HIIT.”

The idea for the stationary CAROL bike came alive in 2012 during work on chronic disease management programs for people with diabetes. Not surprisingly, researchers found it challenging to get people to exercise. The main excuse for most people was lack of time and frustration about slow results.

CAROL solves that. The bike’s core ride lasts 8 minutes and 40 seconds. It’s a gentle-paced ride with two 20-second sprints. On the sprints, you go all out as hard as you can. 

But this isn’t just a conversation about riding a bike. We cover the science of how rapid glycogen depletion triggers the release and activation of certain signaling molecules (AMPk and PGC-1a), which triggers mitochondrial biogenesis. And why maximum intensity sprints ‘saturate’ the signaling response mechanism.

“When you do those sprints, you increase the energy demand in your body very suddenly, about 100 times higher compared to rest,” Ulrich says.” With this spike in energy demand, the muscle just cannot use its usual source of fuel, which is either fat or sugar that it takes from the bloodstream”. 

“Instead, it would have to burn what's called muscular glycogen, so that is a storage form of sugar that is stored in the muscle itself. That's the emergency reserve. With the exercise, we force the muscle to tap into those energy reserves, and that kicks off a cascade of molecular changes, of triggers, where certain signaling molecules are released that basically tell the body to get fitter and stronger.”

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Jun 24, 2021
Master Your Energy to Transform Your Life – Master Mingtong Gu with Dave Asprey – #833 : 833
00:58:56

I’m always curious to learn from people who’ve mastered ancient teachings. I hold a deep respect for people who’ve dedicated their lives to deep inner work and transformation to become better humans. That’s why I’m really glad to welcome Master Mingtong Gu to this episode of Bulletproof Radio.

He shares ancient Eastern wisdom around the world to show how you can achieve better health and consciousness in contemporary times. The ancient wisdom and teachings of chi, the breath, meditation, and energy are particularly relevant today. The mystical has become measurable.

“The whole universe is made of energy,” says Master Mingtong. “And only four percent is visible, measurable, or what we call physical. Then the rest 96%; it's not just the vacuum space, but actually is full of energy.”

We talk about the power of chi and how to integrate a qigong practice. You’ll also learn how you can use energy and movement to heal your body, mind and emotions. Master Mingtong brings a lightness and joy to the show. He’s quick to laugh and takes you through live examples of breathing and sound healing exercises that boosts your energy.  

“You have the same capacity, not only to access the energy, but to master your own energy,” Master Mingtong says. “This is one of way framing your life purpose. And one way of literally upgrading ourselves as human beings.”

Born and raised in China, Master Mingtong Gu received extensive Qigong training under Grandmaster Pang at the largest Qigong medicine-less hospital in China. He was named The Qigong Master of the Year by the World Congress for Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and internationally.

He founded the Chi Center, a 79-acre retreat center south of Santa Fe. The Chi Center presents retreats, workshops and online learning programs, including a professional certification program for Qigong teachers and health professionals. He’s most interested in working with energy to open people's hearts and human capacity.

“Mastering your own energy is inseparable from cultivating or connecting the energy of the earth, energy of the universe and the energy interacting with the other phenomenon, including interpersonal relationship,” he says. “But when you're approaching [life] in a more cheerful way, somehow things that flow much more effectively.”

More about Master Mingtong: 

-He’s the author of key books and the Pure Qi Online series that translate the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for today’s world.

-He’s on faculty for Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and the Shift Network. 

-He’s presented at Institute of Noetic Science (IONS), Wisdom 2.0, US Journal Training, PBS, and the Festival of Faiths. Additionally, he’s spoken at VISA, GOOGLE, Mile Hi, and the Energy Psychology Conference. 

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Jun 22, 2021
Using Love and Logic to Raise Resilient Kids – Dr. Charles Fay with Dave Asprey : 832
01:18:46

How would you like to make parenting fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic? (And if you’re a grown-up son or daughter, you may want to improve your own relationship with your parents.} 

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Charles Fay, Ph.D., gives practical and down-to-earth solutions to the most common and frustrating behaviors displayed by kids of all ages. He’s also a parent himself who admittedly makes mistakes. Parents can be frustrating, too.

The internationally recognized Love and Logic® approach he relies on come directly from years of research and clinical experience with severely disturbed youth and their families in psychiatric hospitals, public and private schools, and homes.

You’ll learn strategies and techniques from Dr. Fay that you can apply to daily parenting. This works for teachers and educators, too.

There are the 5 non-negotiable core principles of Love and Logic® that he talks through during the podcast. These can absolutely change your family dynamic: Mutual Dignity/Respect, Shared Thinking, Shared Control, Empathy and Relationship.

Dr. Fay also gives real-time action steps for implementing key components of resiliency: 1) emotional connection, 2) healthy limits, and 3) success experiences.

We talk about the emergence of “helicopter parenting” and why it doesn’t work. “We got to be able to offload problems onto the shoulders of the people who really need to own them, and we do it with love, but we do our friends, our family no favor when we're solving all their problems for them,” Dr. Charles says.

If you’re struggling, either a little or a lot, with the kids you parent or teach, you’ll get a lot of value out of this episode. If you want simple ways to better connect with your kids, you’ll get some nuggets of wisdom you can start using today.

Go to the Love and Logic Institute to find a wealth of resources for parents, educators and trainers. In particular, look for “7 Ways To Create A Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Family” that was created in partnership with Dr. Daniel Amen. 

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Jun 17, 2021
How To Build Your Confidence and Fully Commit To Your Life – Laila Ali with Dave Asprey : 831
00:32:43

In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m welcoming Laila Ali. She’s a world-class athlete, fitness and wellness advocate, TV host, author, home chef and cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of two.

She’s the daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, and Laila herself is a two-time hall of famer and four-time undefeated boxing world champion. Her stellar record includes 24 wins (21 were “knockouts”) and zero losses. She’s heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing.

Along the way, she had to build up her inner strength, as well as her physical strength. “ That was something that I had already learned in my life,” Laila says. “Just my own conviction, belief and confidence needed to be there in order to withstand all of the pressure and all of the naysayers that I would be facing, including my father.”

She also fully committed. “It took years of learning and growing, but from the beginning,” Laila says. “I got the best trainers I could find. I learned about how I needed to eat. I learned about how I needed to rest. What would it take to be elite and be better than everyone else. And I was willing to do it all.”

Through overtraining, health issues, aging and life changes, she’s learned to find the balance. And she says you can, too. “It’s not healthy to keep going to the point of being stressed out and feeling like there's always something to do and feeling like you can't sit down and relax,” Laila says. “That's just not good to do at any age.”

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Jun 15, 2021
Health Anxiety, Vaccines and Making Sense of Medical News – Dr. Jen Ashton with Dave Asprey : 830
00:53:48

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Jen Ashton brings a wealth of experience to the podcast as a physician, a medical correspondent for international news media, and an award-winning journalist. 

As the ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Correspondent for nearly a decade, she reports on major health and wellness issues across all ABC News platforms. She also reports the latest breaking medical news for “GMA3: What You Need to Know.” She’s been on the front lines of Covid reporting on the science, the health toll and the development of Covid vaccines since the earliest days of the pandemic,.

And while that certainly keeps her busy, she wrote her sixth book during the world’s crazy pandemic year: “The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era.” (Some would call that feat crazy in itself!)

“I found that in covering this pandemic, it really was more about communication, or as much about communication, and how to explain medical and scientific concepts to the world and to the country so that people can really use that information,” Dr. Ashton says.

She’s one of the few physicians with media platforms who still sees patients and has an active medical practice. 

“I think that there were a lot of really smart doctors and public health officials who I think missed the mark on communicating a lot of the information in the pandemic because they don't take care of real patients anymore,” Dr Ashton explains. “I think that when someone does interact with a real person, it changes their approach as communicators of medical information, because it becomes very real.”

One of the things that showed up in both her reporting on Covid and seeing her patients was the rise in health anxiety. This iis an obsessive and irrational worry about having a serious medical condition.

In her book, Dr. Ashton says, “It’s important to know that this kind of health anxiety can happen to anyone at any time, even months or years after a traumatic event like a pandemic is over.”

We talk about resilience in this episode and Dr. Ashton gives practical tips on how to navigate what’s happening in the world right now and how to move forward.

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Jun 10, 2021
What You Must Know About Mold – Dr. Neil Nathan and Dr. Margaret Christensen : 829
00:44:50

This episode of Bulletproof Radio combines important information about mold from two leading expert physicians treating patients today.

Over more than 25 years of a 50-year medical career, Dr. Neil Nathan has become a researcher, complex medical problem-solver and healer of mold toxicity. He treats patients who become too toxic and sensitive, and don’t tolerate usual medical treatments.  

There’s a basic biology to all mold dysfunction, he explains. “Mold toxin enters the cells and begins to interfere with certain types of metabolism. That type of interference affects all parts of the body, including the brain and brain chemistry.”

Dr. Nathan works to bring an awareness that mold toxicity is a major contributing factor for patients with chronic illness. Toxic mold is one of the most common, unrecognized, underlying factors for many different chronic illnesses in adults and children.

Severe toxic mold exposure was the root cause of Dr. Margaret Christensen’s own family’s physical and mental health issues. The experience changed the course of her career—from an obstetrician-gynecologist to a doctor specializing in Functional Medicine. She now researches and treats hormone disruption and neurodegenerative diseases caused by toxic mold.

Mold exposure is a multifactorial challenge, Dr. Christensen says. “The way I approach it is I’m not just dealing at the physiologic level, the physical level, of course, using binders and to pull things out and upregulating detox mechanisms with things like glutathione. I do a whole lot of work in the limbic system, because oftentimes, people who’ve had toxic mold exposure, it’s not one exposure.”

In this conversation, we talk about mold’s effect on people, what doctors are getting wrong, and promising new treatments.

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Jun 08, 2021
New Science Finds Thinking and Feeling in Both Sides of Your Brain – Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor with Dave Asprey : 828
01:32:08

When Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was 37, she had a stroke that completely shut down the left hemisphere of her brain. Her eight-year recovery led her to some of the greatest discoveries of what our brains can do. 

Dr. Jill is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist and neuroanatomist with a broad area of brain expertise. She’s also well known for her TEDtalks since her stroke: My Stroke of Insight and The Right Brain vs. Left Brain Experience.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking all about her personal journey, insights and new research.

For 50 years, we’ve been trained to believe that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking. Now neuroscience shows that it’s not that simple. In fact, our emotional limbic tissue is evenly divided between our two hemispheres. This means each hemisphere has both an emotional brain and a thinking brain.

To put it simply, the left brain defines your individuality. There’s a group of cells working to constantly take in more information to define you. The right brain processes everything through an emotional and not-so-linear lens, telling us we are as big and open and expansive as the universe. 

“From my perspective, I became more when I experienced the stroke, because what I gained was the awareness that I was as big as the universe,” Dr. Jill explains. “As I gained my relationship to the atoms and molecules around me, I expanded and became open. And then I became aware that if I'm going to be a functional human being in the world, I needed to gain some of those skill sets back from that left hemisphere,” she says. “I have so much awareness now of who and what I really am as a living being.”

In her new book “Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters that Drive our Life,” Dr. Jill outlines four characters that map different parts of our brain. They correspond to the thinking and feeling elements in both brain hemispheres. Connecting and naming your four characters not only helps you better understand how your brain works but also can help you learn how to tune into your own peace and presence.

Each of the four characters stems from specific groups of cells that feel unique inside of our body, they each display particular skills, feel specific emotions, or think distinctive thoughts.

This paradigm marries your psychology with your brain anatomy—and Dr. Jill is going to explain how and what that means for you.

“I kind of look at these [four characters] as trees and our thoughts and our emotions and our behavior as the leaves on that tree,” Dr. Jill says. “But the roots are really where the issues are. And if we understand the anatomy of what's going on in our emotions and our thoughts and our behavior, oh my gosh, we can really communicate at a core level. It's a whole new level of intimate communication.”

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Jun 03, 2021
Taking a New Approach to Mental Health – Dr. Ellen Vora & Dave Asprey : 827
00:33:22

In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, I asked holistic psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora what she thought was the single most important element that supports vitality at any age. She answered “community.”

“Not only do I believe that, but the evidence supports that actually having good social connections, feeling held in community, that's really our most potent anti-aging medicine,” she says. 

When people are part of a community, they are happier and able to see things with different perspectives, Dr. Vora continued. “They can have a little bit more of a resilient mindset on things. People are just a little more cognitively nimble when they're surrounded by good people and happiness.”

And that’s important when it comes to depression, anxiety and sleep. Three things Dr. Vora sees a lot of in her medical practice. We talk about why so many people struggle with those issues. 

She takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root cause. Dr. Vora received an undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduated from Columbia University medical school and went on to become a board-certified psychiatrist, medical acupuncturist, and yoga teacher. She specializes in depression, anxiety, insomnia, women’s mental health, adult ADHD, bipolar, autoimmunity and digestive issues.

Our conversation goes into sympathetic and parasympathetic stress, meditation, flossing (!) and psychedelics.

“What we know is substances like psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, ketamine, they do cause a release of BDNF, brain derived neurotrophic factor. So, you have an increase in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis and you start to see a brain that can grow and change.”

Another biggie that affects your mental health? Adverse childhood experience. “[The ACE] research renders everything else you've ever studied and paid attention to in healthcare totally irrelevant because what we're really seeing is that every marker that matters–health span, lifespan risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease, certainly risk of digestive issues and autoimmunity, cancer–adverse childhood events play a significant role in determining your risk of these issues later on.”

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Jun 01, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #11
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Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #11:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatments could make your blood cells grow younger.
  • Infection-fighting immune cells in your brain get their training in your gut.
  • Reprogramming T-cells to act like stem cells helps your immune system.
  • What happens in the womb changes genes through mom's epigenetics.
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May 28, 2021
Stop NAD+ Decline and Slow Down Your Aging – Dr. Nichola Conlon with Dave Asprey : 826
01:07:55

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, molecular biologist Dr. Nichola Conlon joins me to talk about the role of a little molecule found in every cell in your body that has a huge impact on aging. She specializes in the study of aging as a biologically complex disorder, specifically the role of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide). 

You’re going to learn about how NAD+ works in the body from this scientist who was named one of 2021’s Coolest Female Founders of UK Tech Making Huge Impacts.

Dr. Conlon says a key thing for people to understand is to go back to why NAD+ actually declines. “You really need to understand actually how NAD+ is produced by the cells when they're young.”

NAD+ is a natural molecule found in every cell in our bodies. It’s involved in energy production, helping convert the food you eat into the energy your cells need to stay alive. It is an activator of longevity proteins that are associated with cellular health and good aging, DNA repair and more. But as you get older, those NAD+ levels rapidly decline. Dr. Conlon explored why.

“It's become a lot more apparent recently that it's not just energy production that NAD+ is involved with,” Dr. Conlon says. “It's also involved in cellular maintenance and repair. It's almost like the fuel which switches on different enzymes and different processes. NAD+ is critical and actually driving DNA repair and making sure that DNA repair enzymes get to the damage site and do the job that is required.”

She says she got frustrated with the lag time between scientific discovery and actually getting new supplements and drugs to consumers—often a process of 10 to 15 years. “It's like all of science is encapsulated in this bubble, where it never actually gets out to real people in the outside world,” Dr. Conlon says. 

So, she took her years of expertise focused on early stage drug discovery with a leading biotech firm and founded Nuchido. She uses a “systems pharmacology” approach to look at the complexity of our individual biology because there’s no single magic bullet for any ailment. Systems pharmacology has three main principles that differ from conventional pharmaceutical discovery, Dr. Conlon says.

  • “Biology is really complex and there is a lot going on and it is very robust. It's built to withstand impact generally and it doesn't ignore that. It actually looks at every single gene, every single pathway, every single protein, every single feedback, feedforward, inhibition, everything that is going on and almost looks at it as a big network.”
  • “It’s never, ever scientifically plausible to take a single target approach. Try to put your finger on one tiny little piece of that massive complex puzzle, it's just never going to work,”
  • “You've got to take a multi targeted approach and look at the best combinations of targets within all of that complexity and understand how you can target them.”


Nuchido looked at NAD+ through that lens and wanted to repair the ways our bodies lose that NAD. Dr. Conlon and her team of scientists and scientific advisors– several who are giants in the field of biogerontology–identified the right combination of targets to restore cellular NAD+ production back to youthful levels, leading to the development of a breakthrough NAD+ booster called Nuchido TIME+

The TIME+ booster restores and improves the cell’s ability to make and recycle its own NAD+, makes cells more efficient at making NAD+ again, stops cells from wasting NAD+, and reboots the efficiency of your salvage pathway recycling. Your cell function improves and you get your energy back. Pretty cool!

Dr. Conlon says, “I think people don't realize how their energy is actually really pretty bad and the brain fog is pretty bad, and then all of a sudden when it's gone, they're like, ‘Wow! I feel like I can breathe again. I've been living under a cloud.’”

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May 27, 2021
How to Find Your Own Winning Lane – Danica Patrick with Dave Asprey : 825
01:12:34

On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, pretty intense professional race car driver Danica Patrick joins the show to talk about her winding journey doing all the things that excite and scare her the most.

She lets her curiosity drive her, including doing what she fears. Could be bungee jumping, diving out of airplanes or eating scorpions and running wild with Bear Grylls. “It's not like I'm over the fear,” Danica admits. “I just like to know that if I have to overcome it, I can. I just like to know I can do it.”

Danica started racing go-karts when she was just 10 years old. She left high school and moved to England to race when she was a teen and worked her way up to driving an IndyCar going 240 mph at age 23. She’s had gigs as a sports announcer, starred in 14 Super Bowl commercials, hosted the ESPY sports awards, created a clothing line and written a book. She’s currently a vineyard owner, hosts her own podcast, and a whole more. 

“I just like challenging myself,” Danica says. “I've realized that that's where I thrive, whether it was pushing a car to the very limit or interviewing someone that I'm intimidated by or hosting the ESPYs and not being funny at all. I'm like, how am I going to do this? Or even in a workout. I like to challenge myself.”

This episode offers a great conversation on how we can get past the internal obstacles we tend to set up for ourselves and find our own kind of flow state. Danica’s approach to life is grounding, and we talk about how it frames everything from her foray into biohacking to her racing career. 

“I think that that's what's being asked of us, as humans, is that we learn how to get back into that emotional body and let that be the ultimate lie detector test for situations,” she says.

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May 25, 2021
Get Your Mojo On With All Things Keto – Dorian Greenow with Dave Asprey : 824
01:09:20

You’ve told me you want to hear about ketosis, ketones, glucose, monitoring your ketones, what happens when you want to go into ketosis and what happens when you want to go out of it. So, I've got a guest for you who’s definitely geeky, who has gone really, really deep on this to the point that they call him. Mr. Mojo. Dorian Greenow, founder of Keto-Mojo, shares his expertise in ketogenic research and ketone testing. 

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is filled with information, tips and takeaways for integrating keto into your life.

Our ketone levels tell us if we’re actually burning fat to make energy, and keto test strips tell us what those ketone levels are. Different people, depending on their lifestyle and bio-individuality, will have different ranges of ideal ketone levels.

“So there are different types of keto,” Dorian says. “Having it data-driven helps you refine it into the bio-individuality. And that to me is the key. I'm agnostic on whatever somebody is keto, and I'm not going to play the keto police saying, "That's not keto." The data should guide people. And once you have that, you get data-driven outcomes because the blood doesn't lie.”

Keto-Mojo has developed cost-effective keto measuring devices so your own data is within reach. Keto-Mojo keeps its focus on funding ketogenic therapies and finding ways to support people in a healthy lifestyle that suits them. 

“I'm not about selling a meter,” Dorian says. “You'll view our website, you'll see recipes. There's over 182 hours of the leading clinicians and researchers that were once CME credits, so you can do a deep dive into the medical research that is there.”

“Don't go chasing ketones, chase the results that you've got,” Dorian says. “Learn how to interpret the data.”

Dorian and his wife, Gemma, also founded The Ketogenic Foundation, a 501(c)(3)non-profit Public Charity which fosters ketogenic education, medical research, and information sharing.

Maybe you’re looking for ways to cope with type 2 diabetes, maybe you want to home in on your athletic performance, or maybe you’re just curious. In this episode, you’ll learn why your ketone levels change throughout the day and what your levels may mean for your overall lifestyle and more. No matter how you’ve incorporated keto (or are just thinking about it), you’ll feel like you can really make keto work for you and learn some new tips.

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May 20, 2021
Saunas Use Infrared to Power Detox, Immunity & Renewal – Connie Zack with Dave Asprey : 823
00:57:08

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Connie Zack, founder of infrared sauna company, Sunlighten, joins the show to talk about the many benefits of infrared light. This technology has incredible impacts on your longevity and recovery, and I want to make sure you learn as much as possible about it.

Traditional steam and heat-based saunas warm you by heating the air and in turn, heating your body. Infrared saunas work by delivering heat directly to your body through wavelengths that are curated to easily access and transform the body. Even the sweat produced between the two is different!

Different parts of the infrared light spectrum have unique benefits in serving our bodies. Near, mid and far-Infrared each offer different benefits, such as improving cell health, quickening muscle recovery, reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure and more.

“There's been studies showing that infrared can help reduce colds, flus,” Connie says. “The increase in core temperature helps with the antiviral effect as far as activating heat shock proteins and kind of helping to prepare the body to be stronger.”

Other studies have shown a connection between core temperature and reduction of depression or major depression symptoms.

“So with infrared, if you can get the maximum heat and you've mastered the wavelength, then you can get it all into your body to change and transform your body,” Connie says. 

Every part of a Sunlighten sauna is intentionalfrom the type of wood they use (yes, wood can have a chemical reaction to heat) to the construction of the sauna itself.

“This is all about living the world a healthier place as a result of what we're doing every day,” Connie says. “And we want to do it to the maximum.”

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May 18, 2021
How to Build Your Community and Grow Your Influence – Jon Levy with Dave Asprey : 822
01:17:11

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Jon Levy shares that the greatest predictors of longevity are close social ties and how much you feel like a part of a community. 

Jon is a behavioral scientist who researches human connection, trust and influence. He can teach you how to build your own communities and in turn, grow your influence exponentially. He’s done it himself by creating a private community of more than 2,000 industry leaders including Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, executives, royalty, and more.

“If I wanted to accomplish things like being healthy, happy and successful, the most important thing I could do is figure out how to connect with extraordinary people and also connect them with each other. So, I needed to figure out ‘how do I hack connection?’” says Jon. “How do I hack trust and how do we use that to create a positive impact?”

In order to create connections in a new relationship, you have to start by building trust. Jon’s research found that trust is made up of three pillars: competence, honesty/integrity and benevolence. There are ways to use these three pillars to build really meaningful relationships with people you’ve just met. Jon says these new relationships you build directly relate to your level of influence.

“Our influence is a by-product of who we're connected to, how much they trust us, and the sense of community that we share. So, if it starts with connecting with people, it starts with an invitation,” Jon says.

In his new book “You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence,” you’ll learn how an invitation can be the beginning of a new relationship. Jon’s research also looks at topics like how to build relationships in families and the pandemic workplace to the trust-building ideas of door-to-door knives salesmen.

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May 13, 2021
7 Ways to Influence People – Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 821
01:03:30

The man who pioneered the science and psychology of Influence returns to Bulletproof Radio today.

Known as “The Godfather of Influence,” Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., is the foundational expert in the science of influence and how to apply it ethically in business. 

After nearly 40 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research, he’s earned a global reputation for his ability to translate his scientific studies into valuable and practical actions. This makes his principles of influence and persuasion accessible to everyone and a cornerstone for people and organizations serious about effectively increasing their influence. 

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the psychology of why people say yes and the brand-new principle of influence Robert has added to the original six, which is unity.

“Unity is a standalone principle of influence,” Robert says. “ If we can, as communicators, simply arrange our language, arrange how we comport ourselves so that people see us as partners with them before we begin the process of trying to move them in our direction, their barriers to influence drop dramatically.”

His latest book, “Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion,” includes new research so you can become an even more skilled persuader using all seven principles. 

You’ll also learn how social influence improves personal relationships and governmental effectiveness and affects work relationships and political decisions.

Robert is president and CEO of Influence at Work and a prolific public speaker. His work and books have been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today Magazine, on the PBS Newshour, and on many podcasts and media outlets.

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May 11, 2021
8 Reasons Why Obesity Isn’t the Problem, Metabolic Dysfunction Is – Dr. Robert Lustig with Dave Asprey : 820
01:10:16

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., the New York Times bestselling author of several books about the problems caused by sugar, processed food and the health conditions of obesity, shares his expertise and research about metabolic health.

He addresses nutrition, food science, and global health, and explains how by focusing on real food we can reverse chronic disease and promote longevity. He also challenges the current healthcare paradigm and the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government. 

Dr. Lustig is a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who’s spent his 40-plus year career treating and finding ways to prevent obesity and diabetes. He’s emeritus professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. 

He's authored 130 peer-reviewed articles, 80 academic chapters and reviews, and dozens of op-eds for the public. He now has a new book to explain the eight pathologies that underlie all chronic disease and document how processed food has impacted our health, economy, and environment over the past 50 years. 

“So all these medicines that we currently throw at these various chronic diseases, they are treating the symptoms of the disease but they are not treating the underlying pathology,” Dr. Lustig says. “The disease is still there.”

The eight pathologies we discuss include glycation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, insulin resistance, membrane instability, inflammation, epigenetics, and autophagy. 

“It’s not about obesity, it never was,” Dr. Lustig says. “The key to the kingdom is that it is not about obesity, it is about metabolic dysfunction and anyone can get it, and that’s what makes it a public health crisis, because obesity is a result of the problem, not the cause. I never want to hear any of you talk about the obesity epidemic ever again, because that is the food industry’s mantra, that is what they use to obfuscate the truth, and you play right into it when you talk about it.” 

In his new book, “Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine,” Dr. Lustig proposes a strategy to cure both us and the planet. 

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May 06, 2021
Change Your Body Position To Get Better Sleep – Dr. Peter Martone with Dave Asprey : 819
01:04:11

This episode of Bulletproof Radio kicks off Better Sleep Month. Sleep hacking is core to what I do, so I wanted to invite someone on who’s dedicated to that practice. I’m talking with Dr. Peter Martone who is a chiropractor, exercise physiologist and inventor of the Neck Nest, a pillow specifically designed to improve your sleeping postures.

Here's a challenge: try watching a two-hour movie in the position you normally sleep in. Peter bets you won’t last more than 30 minutes without needing to move. You spend eight hours a night (ideally) sleeping, and a third of your life in total, so the way you orient your body during sleep is incredibly important. 

What position should we try to move to? Our backs! As Peter says, we were designed to sleep in a position that distributes our weight over the greatest surface area. When you sleep on your side, you lose the cervical curve in your spine and overtime develop scoliosis in your lower back. 

“It’s no coincidence that your sleep center and your pain center are right next door to each other,” Peter says. You can't stay in an uncomfortable position during sleep, because your body will toss out of it. “Sleeping on your back, if you can do it without your back hurting, without snoring like a machine, that's ideal.”

I had always felt pain every time I slept on my back, but ever since I started using this pillow, I’m a back sleeper. This pillow, once broken in, uses traction to support and restore your spine to that cervical curve. You only need to use it two to three hours a night to restore that curve.

“Being on a computer all day, texting all day, our spines are getting destroyed,” Peter says. “Our sleep scores are getting destroyed because we're tossing and turning all night long. You can fix your spine while you sleep, get 30% better sleep scores by just changing your position, and you can virtually eliminate neck and back pain by doing it while you sleep. It's crazy to me that we're a side sleeping culture, and I am trying to do my part to create the happiest, healthiest, most well-rested people on earth by teaching them how to sleep in a different position.”

The conversation also goes into heart rate variability, vagus nerve stimulation, deep sleep, energy spikes, circadian rhythms and other tips for getting great sleep. 

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May 04, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #10
00:10:44

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #10:

  • How a tiny brain-manipulating machine helps understand neurological disease and neurotrauma..
  • How to simplify your life.
  • Why you're struggling to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Why your body replaces cells at incredible speed.
  • How to identify "hot spots" of aging and disease in DNA.
  • How zombie genes come to life after you die.

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Apr 30, 2021
The Fatigue Fix: Your Hormones, Gut and Immune System – Dr. Amy Shah with Dave Asprey : 818
00:58:31

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Amy Shah, M.D., a double board-certified medical doctor specializing in allergy and immunology, hormones and gut health. After a car accident and personal energy crisis she searched for a complete mental, hormonal, and inflammatory reset. 

And while she uses an integrative and holistic approach to wellness in her medical practice, what she learned about energy and fatigue connected a lot of dots.

Regulating the “energy trifecta­,” made up of balanced hormones, a well-functioning gut, and a healthy immune system, makes all the difference. (She’s also an expert in circadian rhythm fasting.) 

“These three areas communicate, and they talk to the brain constantly,” says Dr. Amy. “And if any of those are broken, then you're going to be tired. And so things like short fasting, circadian fasting, sinking with nature and circadian rhythms, which is our internal clock and eating the right foods really can make a difference. And of course, there's this whole component of mind, body health, which we sorely miss in Western culture.”

What you eat, when you eat and mind-body health rule your energy patterns and likely could be the root cause of your fatigue.

“For far too long, all of our concerns about why we're so tired just get brushed off,” Dr. Amy says. “If you don't show up as visibly sick and failing on a lab test, you're basically pushed aside and said, "Okay, it must be, you are getting older, you have a busy life." For women, it's like, you're a mom, you're trying to do too many things. And nobody really gives us any direction, we're left to our own defenses.”

We’re going to talk about how she lays out solutions in her new book, "I'M SO EFFING TIRED: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life."

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Apr 29, 2021
Adult Talk: How to Get Your Kids to Meditate – Emily Fletcher with Dave Asprey : 817
00:55:42

When your kids are calmer and learning how to work with their thoughts and emotions, your quality of life as a parent goes way up. In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Ziva meditation creator Emily Fletcher joins me to talk about helping kids learn to meditate and her new zivaKIDS program that gives kids new superpowers.

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For over a decade Emily has been teaching her own ZIVA meditation technique. She’s reached more than 40,000 students so far, including Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winners, Navy SEALS, NBA players, entrepreneurs and anyone looking to make their life better. Busy parents, too.

“I wanted to take the pressure off of parents,” Emily says. “Especially right now, parents are being asked to do an extraordinary amount of things: homeschool their kids, learn to become science teachers, deal with the emotional and psychological ramifications of isolation,” she says. “The last thing I wanted parents to do was have to become a meditation salesperson or a meditation police officer.”

She’s worked with Sesame Street, leading child psychologists and professors from Harvard, to create zivaKIDS. Emily knows that getting your kid to meditate is no easy feat, so we talk a lot about how to encourage them to take that next step in an open, honest and age-appropriate way. She has a practice for 4-to 8-year-olds and 9-to 14-year-olds. She also offers training for parents or other adults in the child’s life on how to be a good sidekick. 

The Ziva technique de-excites the nervous system to induce deep rest, so much so that it can heal stresses from both the present and the past. These stresses apply to humans of all ages, and that’s why Emily is so passionate about her practice. 

“If you learn these tools at [a young] age, your resilience and your ability to metabolize high demand situations for the rest of your life will be better,” she says.

She says meditation is not a magic pill to bury your emotions. When you’re sad or angry you can’t fix it by just counting your breaths, but instead meditation can teach us how to change our state when we’re ready. 

Emily’s view of meditation, for both kids and adults, is practical and flexible. On this episode you’ll learn how your practice (and your kids’!) will ebb and flow, but how you will always carry the power of the practice within you and have the tools you need to feel safe with your body, your emotions and yourself.

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Apr 27, 2021
The Covid Conversation: Vaccines, Censorship & Making Your Own Decisions – Dr. Joe Mercola with Dave Asprey : 816
01:20:05

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Joe Mercola returns to talk about the topic that’s been on everyone’s mind, for better or worse, for over a year. That would be Covid-19. Dr. Joe’s been on the show multiple times because he’s been on the cutting-edge of health for the last 25 years and isn’t afraid to question the status quo in healthcare. He’s a best-selling author, an expert in the field of natural health and the founder of the health website Mercola.com

This is the calm place where you can hear this episode and be like, “I don't really believe all of that,” or, “I believe all that,” or, “There's a lot more. They didn't talk about the aliens.” All of the above is okay, right? So, peace, community, joy, love, and disagreement all at the same time. 

Here's some of what we cover:

  • Dr. Joe’s newest book: “The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing the Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal” and his global-mission oriented writing/research process
  • How censorship, on several levels by several giant companies, has impacted what we believe about the virus (and the censorship of Dr. Joe’s work itself)
  • The vaccine: its origins, the research behind it and why it might not be your best treatment option
  • Alternative therapies for preventing and abating the symptoms of long-COVID
  • Vaccine Passports, their roll-out through private companies and their consequences
  • Disrupting and investigating the echo chamber of disinformation, and how Joe plans to share more information in the face of censorship 


Maybe Dr. Joe has a different opinion than you, but I don’t want that to get in the way of you getting information from all backgrounds.

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Apr 26, 2021
Bonus: 'Gene Therapy' featuring Liz Parrish
00:31:40

I hope this preview about gene therapy discoveries inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from this amazing guest and much more from all the guests who will be presenting.

Liz Parrish is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, innovator, and a leading voice for genetic cures. She founded BioViva, a bioinformatics company actively working to extend healthy lifespans using cell technologies, and serves as CEO. She believes in progress and education for the advancement of regenerative medicine modalities and is actively involved in international educational media outreach. She strongly supports your right and your ability to hack your own DNA.

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Apr 23, 2021
Earth Day Bonus: How to Fix the Global Food System and Save the Planet – Dr. Mark Hyman
00:51:54

In recognition of Earth Day, this incredible episode replay with Dr. Mark Hyman gets into the dark realities of the global food system and the policies that make it possible. He says his 2020 book, “Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time” is the most important one he’s ever written.

"Our food system end to end is the No. 1 cause of climate change, which is a big shock for me when I started writing this book," Dr. Hyman says. "I was like, "Oh, yeah, greenhouse gases, cow farts, cow burps, methane," and all that. I got that 14%, whatever the estimate is, but when you add it all up, the deforestation, the soil erosion, the factory farming, the processing, distributing, transport, refrigeration, food waste. You add it all up, it's almost 50% of our climate change contribution, more than oil. We need to think about multiple types of solutions."

A frequent – and popular – guest on Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Hyman always innovates and pushes boundaries of what’s possible for human wellness. He's a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, and educator in the field of Functional Medicine. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author more than a dozen times over.

In "Food Fix," you'll learn why it's critical to become aware of the health and economic impact of our food system andtake action. Dr. Hyman offers ways to take on the many inequalities and injustices of our modern food industry and solutions to save our food environment. It's going to take everyone getting involved to make radical change happen – from small farms to food policies.

"I'm building a whole Food Fix campaign to drive policy change," Dr. Hyman says. "If we keep the status quo in policy, it's going to be very difficult."

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Apr 22, 2021
How Sound Healing Links Ancient and Modern Medicine – Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary with Dave Asprey : 815
01:05:08

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is an interesting mix of sound healing knowledge pulled from Eastern traditions and Western medicine.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, a neurologist and neuroscientist immersed in the field of Integrative Medicine, joins me to talk about the science of sound and just how much we’re learning from ancient teachings.

She’s participated in more than 20 clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research also includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS.

As the former Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for a decade, she developed a system to manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches. This system asks a lot of “whys” and goes way beyond standard treatments into diet, stress, lifestyle and more.

“As I started going into Ayurvedic medicine and started seeing the enormous benefit that it had on chronic neurological conditions that I couldn't even treat, I just started going deeper and deeper into these ancient traditions,” Dr. Chaudhary says. “What we thought were metaphors, just poetic writings in these ancient texts, all of a sudden you realize that they were actually treatise on quantum biology, which is a field that has yet to really take root.”

She’s president and co-founder of Habit Change California and works with healthcare organizations on how to integrate allopathic, complementary, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Chaudhary branched out even further to lead an Ayurvedic center in India where she implements the use of sound medicine into the treatment of chronic disease and also studies ancient Siddha texts that have been hidden from public view for centuries. 

Our conversation gets into the themes of her newest book, “Sound Medicine: How to Use the Ancient Science of Sound to Heal the Body and Mind.” We explore how much sound affects us, from our earliest memories to our dying breath, and even in our medical care. 

 “We actually are already using sound medicine,” Dr. Chaudhary says. “People just aren't recognizing it. Ultrasound is a form of sound medicine. Lithotripsy, which if anybody's had kidney stones and they have broken them using sound waves, that is a form of sound medicine.” There’s even an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure using sound to reverse aging. 

In her book, she explains, “The fundamental difference between the use of sound in Western medicine and alternative medicine is that the former relies on ultrasonic and infrasonic sound waves—inaudible frequencies—while the latter draws on vibrations that we can actually hear.”

Dr. Chaudhary shares what she’s learned through Siddha medicine, a traditional system of healing that originated in South India that’s existed for over 8,000 years. 

We also talk about how the medical community has long recognized the power of sound to affect the body—both in diagnostics and treatment. And how we can use mantras, positive self-talk, Nãda Yoga and more to channel the power of sound for healing.

BONUS: Downloadable information and instructions about the mantra Dr. Chaudhary sings during the episode. 

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Apr 20, 2021
Bonus: 'Fasting' featuring Dr. Jason Fung
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I hope this preview on fasting inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from this amazing guest and much more from all the guests who will be presenting.

Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist known as a pioneer in intermittent fasting in a clinical setting. He specializes in intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. He's earned international acclaim due to his groundbreaking work in the treatment of obesity and diabetes. As the author of several bestselling books on fasting, as well as the “The Obesity Code” and “The Diabetes Code," Dr. Fung has turned his attention to cancer with his new book: “The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery.”

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Apr 16, 2021
Free Your Breath and Your Body Follows – ‘Yoga Rebel’ Tara Stiles with Dave Asprey : 814
01:00:16

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Tara Stiles, founder of Stråla Yoga, whose approach to yoga and meditation is to make it as inclusive, unpretentious and accessible as possible. 

“I love the saying, if you can breathe, you can do yoga,” Tara says. “And especially if you're interested in doing it, then follow that intuition. Whether you're young or old or somewhere in between, or have a problem or have any limitations or whatever it is.”

Tara says practicing yoga is about so much more than just the physical poses, but about building up your physical, spiritual and mental energy so you can show up and be present and leave content. That comes from developing fluidity in your life, finding alignment in your internal and external environments, and listening to your body. 

“So, it's really moving slow enough so you can notice what's happening. Allowing your breath to move your body, I think is amazing,” Tara says. “We miss out on all of our potential and how easily we can move when we ignore our breath-body connection, as well.”

The mind-body connection is what allows her to truly tune in, and she encourages everyone she teaches to find that oneness of their own. One of her tips? Get down on the ground. Even a brief few minutes moving from your chair to the floor, practicing some short cat-cow exercises to get movement circulating through your body, or just deep breathing practice, are great ways to take a break and listen to what parts of you might need a little more attention. 

In her new book, Clean Mind, Clean Body: A 28-Day Plan for Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Self-Care,” Tara shows how you can integrate well-being into every part of your life. She guides you through a mental and spiritual cleanse, and outlines ways you can change your nutrition and movement.

"I'm trying to broach the subject here of more living in line with your energy and trying to harness your energy and have more of it when you need more of it,” she says.

She’s considered a “yoga rebel” because she doesn’t follow any conventional dogma that often keeps the practice out of reach.

“A lot of times with yoga, it can be so dogmatic and so student-teacher, messed-up relationship that the student just depletes their energy and forces their body into these strange positions,” Tara explains. “And then, just to be simple about it, it messes up their life and messes up their energy, which is the opposite of what yoga is supposed to do for you.”

Instead, “There's this great principle of softness,” she says. “If you just allow yourself to be moveable, bendable in your joints first, but then an emotional softness, relaxing a little bit, then all of a sudden your breath starts to move your body naturally, your breath gets bigger and more full.”

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Apr 15, 2021
Why You Can’t Live Without Minerals – BEAM Minerals with Dave Asprey : 813
01:07:28

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we talk about minerals, ask some foundational questions about why they matter to your biology, and why you probably would do a lot better as a biohacker, or just as a human being who wants to be hard to kill, if you pay way more attention to them.

We have more than 30 trillion cells in our body and every single one of them requires minerals to function. You can’t live without minerals. 

Caroline Alan, co-founder of BEAM Minerals, knows first-hand the importance of minerals. Before she started with BEAM, she was working under the constant stress of a corporate career. She had inflammation throughout her body, especially in the gut and mouth. And her adrenals were fatigued. She also had headaches every day, previously unknown gluten intolerance and other body pain. She spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to get better, but nothing worked until she started taking minerals.

The minerals allowed her body to naturally heal and come back to homeostasis. She then went deep into research about minerals and how they work on human physiology, especially plant-based fulvic and humic mineral complexes. This included microbiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, agricultural soil science and the study of plant decomposition. 

A tablespoon of healthy dirt has 10 billion microbes. Each of those microbes excretes a substance called humin, which is the most concentrated form of mineral out there. BEAM Minerals provides fulvic and humic minerals in appropriate amounts that open up new pathways for absorption and allow your cells to take in the good stuff and clear out the gunk. 

This episode gets into mineral depletion and supplementation. What helps your body, why and in what forms.

You'll learn why Ionic liquid minerals are immediately bioavailable at the cellular level. Another plus? Specific flavonoid benefits of fulvic supercharge any vitamin supplements you’re already taking by making them more easily assimilated by your cells. Cool stuff.

“These humic and fulvic complexes, they're like Mother Nature's answer to mineral supplementation,” Caroline says.

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Apr 13, 2021
Bonus: ‘Peptides & Anti-Aging’ featuring Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez
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I hope this preview on the power of peptides inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from this amazing guest and much more from all the guests who will be presenting.

Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellow-trained interventional pain medicine physician who founded the Florida-based Regenerative Institute of Medicine. She's also the creator of Peptology™, the study and clinical application of peptides in living beings.

Peptides are the real deal. After using them for a period of time, “There’s a noticeable difference in how you feel, how you think, how you sleep,” Dr. Heather says.

She uses peptides in all areas of her practice, such as regenerative treatments, advanced aesthetics, sexual health, hormone therapy, preventive medicine, and advanced lab testing.

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Apr 09, 2021
How Fasting Resets Your Biology and Helps You Live Longer – Valter Longo, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 812
01:09:16

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with a godfather of fasting, Professor Valter Longo, Ph.D. He started researching fasting decades before anyone else started paying much attention to it. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Prof. Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease.

He’s director of the Longevity Institute at University of Southern California-Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles, and director of the Longevity and Cancer Program at the Italian Foundation of Cancer Research. 

“Fasting really in my mind is probably the most powerful way to reset and help regenerate, but also help clear junk and damage that is accumulated,” Prof. Longo says.

Our conversation hits the high points of how and why to fast, and also goes into the research that got us to what we know today and looks at what’s next. We talk about everything from Prof. Longo's foundational research on yeast to the possibility of having future technology that tells us how to fast based on certain blood markers or gut bacteria.

He’s also focused his work on the nutrients present in the fats, proteins and carbs we choose to consume during our fasts. 

“Without understanding how nutrients such as proteins and sugars affect cellular function, aging and aging damage, and regeneration, it's difficult to determine the type and quantity of nutrients for optimal longevity,” Prof. Longo says in his book, The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight.” 

Beyond fasting, Prof. Longo created five pillars of longevity related to nutrition and human biology: juventology (the study of youth), epidemiology, clinical studies, centenarian studies, and the study of complex systems.

We also discuss bigger philosophical questions and the ethics surrounding longevity. What would it mean to try and live forever? And what does longevity mean in the face of advancing technology that may boost our life span by 50 to 100 years? 

“I think technology is going to take over in the next 50 years and I think bionics is going to take over in the next 50 years,” Prof. Longo says. “It’s going to be a very different world; it’s going to be a very different approach. And it’s going to be an approach that has to do much more with memory and memory transfer, and all kinds of crazy things.”

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Apr 08, 2021
How to Get a Handle on Your Histamine – Dr. Becky Campbell with Dave Asprey : 811
01:00:11

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to learn a lot you probably didn’t know about histamine. Turns out histamine is a major neurotransmitter that affects your awareness, food cravings, tiredness and inflammation. I’m talking with Dr. Becky Campbell, a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who focuses on histamine issues based on experiences from her patients and her own life.

Histamine is a very important part of the immune system and plays a role in inflammation in the body. We also need histamine in order to digest food, move our bowels, boost exercise performance, increase attention, and get blood as well as nutrients and oxygen delivered to different parts of the body. But things can go off track.

Histamine intolerance is not a sensitivity to histamine, but an indication that too much of it has built up in the body, or that there is an inability to break it down properly.

So, how could high histamine affect you?

“Migraines, passing out,” Dr. Campbell says. “Eating and having a really fast heart rate for no reason, having anxiety out of the blue for no reason. Any type of dermatitis, or hives, or flushing, random diarrhea, going from sitting to standing and getting dizzy. It's all over the place.”

Fatigue immediately after eating also can be an indicator. “My biggest symptom of histamine intolerance is fatigue,: Dr. Campbell says. “I would eat something that was supposedly healthy for me, like fermented food, and literally felt like I took a sleeping pill.”

It’s a natural response for our body to release histamine, but if we can’t break it down (which can happen from reduced enzyme activity, various gut issues, from vitamin deficiencies and more) it becomes a problem. She shares what foods to avoid and what foods to eat when you’re dealing with histamine intolerance.

The most common high histamine foods include pork, citrus, fermented foods, alcohol, and aged meats and cheeses. If you eat a high histamine food and your body isn’t prepared to break it down, the mast cells that produce it (and other inflammatory chemicals) can just pour it out into the body, resulting in a lot of inflammation.  

Dr. Campbell estimates up to 40 percent of people could have some degree of histamine sensitivity. Vitamin C, quercetin and zinc can help.

If you know (or maybe are beginning to think) high histamine negatively affects you, Dr. Becky gives you some great tips so you can identify symptoms and histamine culprits in your diet, and start finding solutions. 

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Apr 06, 2021
Bonus: ‘Energy’ featuring Dr. Barry Morguelan and Pedram Shojai
01:03:42

This episode focuses on energy with two masters dedicated to this work. You’ll hear highlights from their previous interviews with me to get an idea of their styles and areas of expertise.

I hope this preview inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from these two amazing guests and much more from all the guests who will be presenting.

Dr. Barry Morguelan is a world-class medical doctor and the only western Grand Master of a 5,000-year-old Chinese Source Energy discipline. For more than 20 years, he’s been supporting people through the Energy for Success program. He helps world leaders, entrepreneurs, health-care professionals, scientists, professional athletes, teachers, parents and people from all walks of life and various professions achieve success toward personally defined goals.

Pedram Shojai, a.k.a. The Urban Monk, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and master herbalist and acupuncturist. He’s also an acclaimed Qigong Master and Taoist Abbot with a practical approach to modern living. His most recent work, “FOCUS: Bringing Time, Energy and Money into Flow” brings your attention in line with your intention to get the life you want. 

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Apr 02, 2021
Conquer Your Cycle at Every Age – Stephanie Estima, D.C., with Dave Asprey : 810
01:06:23

Great In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Stephanie Estima encourages women to start the process of owning their health by collecting data on their cycle. That way, women can start to understand their body’s individuality and work with it, not against it.

She’s a doctor of Chiropractic with expertise in female metabolism and body composition who joined me on the show to discuss her new book “The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess’ Guide To Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, And Transformative Sex.”

The term “Betty” originally came from the fans of her podcast “Better! With Dr. Stephanie,” but it ended up fitting just right for what she stands for as a woman and a doctor. As she says in her book: “Betty is a fully embodied force of nature. Her intuition knows what her body needs and how to attend to herself to nourish, not punish. A Betty is sexiness embodied.”

When you’re in the worst part of your cycle and feel irritable and/or exhausted, Dr. Stephanie says it can be a time to look inwards and re-evaluate how and why you feel the way that you do. You’ll learn about what phases of your cycle are best for what activities; like, what is the best time to do a HIIT workout? Conduct an interview? Launch a new project? Start fasting?

She also explains the ways keto and fasting can negatively impact women, most commonly through bad sleep and hair loss. She says women can manipulate three variables in fasting for more success: the type of fast, the length of fast and the frequency of fast. You learn why you have to pay attention to leptin resistance and what helps to fix keto for women.

“We often think that health is this really difficult full-time job that we all need to hire the personal trainer, and the body worker, and the nutritionist, and the chef,” she says. “Once we step into the intuitive nature that our bodies already have and begin to decode the signals, then you really become more attuned with your body rhythms and you'll be able to respond appropriately.”

Add in knowing your metabolic markers, focusing on muscle strength, and eating for nutritional needs, not calorie counting.

Dr. Stephanie shares a lot of knowledge we’ve never had on the show before, and she does it in a way that I find super empowering. Coronal plane exercises and brain health, anyone? Yep, you’ll learn that here, too. She does an incredible job encouraging women to own their period, and through that, their body and their powerful presence in the world.

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Apr 01, 2021
Innovative Sex Toys Help Close the Pleasure Gap – Alexandra Fine with Dave Asprey : 809
01:07:56

I talk about sex regularly on Bulletproof Radio because the energy, connection and humanity that’s a part of sexual wellness improves our lives. So does the fun factor.

In this episode, credentialed sexologist Alexandra Fine talks with me about the pleasure gap and ways to close it. After earning her master’s in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in sex therapy from Columbia University, she decided to focus her passion and expertise on the world of sex tech. 

Alex and mechanical engineer Janet Lieberman co-founded Dame Products. These are innovative tools and resources for adult sexual well-being: solo play, couples or polyamorous if that’s your preference. Dame’s first product, Eva, became the most crowdfunded sex toy in history. Its second product, Fin, was the first sex toy allowed on Kickstarter.

“We are women designing products that predominantly help people just like us have more fulfilling lives,” Alex said about getting the Fin on Kickstarter. “This isn't about prurient behavior. This isn't about being lewd or crude. This is about living a healthy life.”

Beyond the obvious physical fun, Dame’s meticulously engineered vibrators designed to do three specific things:

  • start necessary conversations,
  • listen rather than assume, and 
  • create products that enhance intimacy. 

Within five years of its launch, Dame earned critical and popular acclaim, as well as praise in international media, including the New York Times, Forbes, Wired, Vice, BBC and the Today Show. Fast Company recognized Dame as one of the "most innovative wellness companies of 2020,” and Well+Good named Dame a “2020 changemaker.”

Listen on to learn more about how shame-free sex and well-designed sex toys can contribute to your overall health and energy.

More Sexual Health: My recent Sexual Energy Series spanned six episodes #787 to #792 featuring experts ranging from sexual fantasies to women’s health to the evolution of the penis. I’ve also covered tantric sex, orgasms, the psychology of sex and more with other guests through the years.

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Mar 30, 2021
Boost Your Oral, Dental & Throat Health with Probiotics – Prof. John Tagg with Dave Asprey : 808
01:11:04

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about bugs. The good kinds!

Emeritus professor and microbiologist John Tagg has been researching bacteria since the mid 1970s and has been specifically looking for a probiotic solution to Group A Strep. He’s done this work primarily at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He’s responsible for the isolation and characterization of the first streptococcal bacteriocin and wrote the first major review of the bacteriocins of gram-positive bacteria.

Prof. Tagg’s pioneering research led to the discovery of two probiotic bacterial strains. These strains of 'friendly' bacteria are effective in crowding out bad bacteria in the mouth. Both are strains of S. salivarius, which are naturally found in the oral cavity of healthy humans.

  • One is the world’s first oral probiotic strain from the mouth for the mouth.
  • The other probiotic strain specifically targets dental and gum health.

Most people don’t have very much of either of these beneficial strains, so a daily supplement is a great way to boost the good bacteria in the mouth to help with throat health, teeth and gum health and bad breath. Prof. Tagg partners with BLIS Technologies to create supplements for throat, dental and oral health.

"The real importance is that the mouth is the portal of entry of most microbes, good or bad, for the human body," says Prof. Tagg. "We have our skin microflora, of course. But I believe that by focusing attention on having a healthy and protective oral microbiota, you cannot only sort of interfere, you can delay or divert infections or disease of the oral cavity, then it can have a flow on effect also to the gut."

You’re going to learn a lot of new information about good bacteria and probiotics from an expert who’s dedicated decades of time, authored more than 230 research publications on the topic and isolated over 2,000 bacterial strains. 

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Mar 26, 2021
A New Way to Control Your Blood Sugar – BiOptimizers with Dave Asprey : 807
01:13:37

Great PodMonitoring your blood sugar is one of the most important interventions you can make for yourself in order to live long and truly feel good. 

If you have diabetes, your cardiovascular disease risk, your cancer risk and your Alzheimer's risk all go up dramatically. 

So, what if we were to just put on our thinking hats as biohackers and say, "Which intervention has the highest ROI for reducing my odds of dying from everything?" Regulating your blood sugar would be very, very high on the list, probably more important than exercise, even though exercise can be a method of controlling your blood sugar and exercise and movement are important, no doubt about it. If you didn't move around and your blood sugar was highly regulated, you'd be better off than if you had irregular blood sugar and you moved around. It's that big of a deal.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant are back on the show. This time, they’re letting you know how to get control of your blood sugar spikes and drops, and instead find a stable middle ground. 

These two BiOptimizers cofounders have decades of combined experience in health, nutrition and exercise. They really get how the brain and body work together for maximum performance and realize so much of that has to do with our blood sugar. 

“Our pancreases are both four and a half times the size per body weight of any species on the planet because we eat so much sugar,” Matt says. “That's what involved in the regulation and distribution of insulin.”

If you don’t manage your blood sugar, there will be consequences. But when you find a way to maintain stable glucose levels, your body learns how to convert glucose into energy more effectively. This leads to better performance.  Your body repairs and you have more energy for thinking and moving. 

We talk about ketones, carbs and how to keep your blood sugar at a consistent level (even when you have those days where you eat a 4,000 calorie meal). You’ll also learn how you can best collect data on what works for your body and how the active ingredients work in BiOptimizer’s Blood Sugar Breakthrough supplement. 

“As great as our product is and it's really awesome, I want to also caution people,” Wade says. “You can't supplement your way out of a bad diet, and you want to take data, and you want to correlate it with biofeedback.”

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Mar 25, 2021
How Fitness Saved a Life and Became a Livelihood – Doug Bopst with Dave Asprey : 806
00:57:28

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio my guest shares an inspiring life story about addiction, adversity and resilience.

Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and host of the Adversity Advantage podcast. His journey traverses a difficult childhood, an addiction spiral and time in jail.

He credits a judge, a cell mate, and unexpectedly finding faith with 12 years of sobriety and his ability to help others change and reclaim their own lives.

His transformation started with fitness in jail to help him recover from drug addiction. Exercise changed his body, his state of mind and his ability to continuously show up for himself. 

“I was finally able to get comfortable being uncomfortable,” Doug says. “I was finally able to face my fears and face my emotions, really, head on, and learn to channel a lot of that pain into something good.”

Post-jail time, he found new ways to manage his emotions. Where before he would have used drugs to respond to negative thoughts and feelings, he began relying on exercise, which built up his self-confidence.

“When I was working out, it wasn't necessarily as much to get in shape as it was for me to relearn how to deal with my emotions in a way that was conducive to who I wanted to become,” Doug says.

Doug also shares how his self-support system developed over time, and the importance of a full healthy lifestyle, not just a good fitness routine. For him, feeling good isn’t just about exercise, but a network of family, faith, therapy, meditation and eating right. 

He encourages the people that he trains to find their own version of a full, healthy life. No one thing can be a solution, but instead it’s all a part of journey of self-forgiveness, healing and finding the things that feel good for you.

“A lot of this stuff that I've been doing is simply to help people, give people hope, whether that's somebody who's struggling with addiction, whether that's a parent, whether that's somebody who's just struggling to feel better about themselves,” Doug says. “That's my main mission right now.”

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Mar 23, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #9
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Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #9:

  • Sleep may pre-date brain activity.
  • Genes could contribute to daytime nap needs.
  • Dopamine links aerobic fitness and cognition.
  • Eat bad food as a kid; pay the price into adulthood.
  • Green light relief for migraines.


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Mar 19, 2021
Self-Heal with Intermittent Fasting & Inner Bonding – Margaret Paul, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 805
00:54:16

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we find out how my guest, 81-year-old Margaret Paul, Ph.D., has sustained intermittent fasting (IF) for more than 50 years!

Although IF may be a newer concept with regard to health and wellness, research has been happening for decades. And some people have been following IF for that long because it works for their own biology.

“I started intermittent fasting when I was about 30,” Margaret says. “And it's been fantastic in my life. I started learning about food in my early 20s, because I was a sickly kid, and I just didn't want to be sick. … I'm grateful that I found out about intermittent fasting before it was even a word. I mean, they didn't call it that then, but that's what it was.”

She was ahead of her time with fasting and also with the inner emotional, mental and spiritual work that rounds out a healthy life. 

She’s a bestselling author and popular MindBodyGreen writer. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology, is a relationship expert, public speaker, consultant and artist. Her latest book is “Diet For Divine Connection: Beyond Junk Foods and Junk Thoughts to At-Will Spiritual Connection.”

“My brain is very sharp. I've worked probably at this point 60 hours a week. I'm highly creative,” she says. “I love my work. I've been doing it for a very long time, and I have no desire to slow down.”

Margaret co-created the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing, six-step process. This program guides people through finding and defining their own inner worth. It allows you to let go of your wounded-ego voice that tells you you’ll never be good enough and instead operate from a higher connection of love and truth. 

“If you don't know how to love yourself, you don't get filled up with love, you don't have anything to share,” Margaret says. “So, you're always trying to get it. Get the love, get the approval, get the attention. Inner Bonding® is about teaching you how to do that for yourself, so that you can share that with others.” 

Margaret talks about ways people abandon themselves on an emotional level, like staying in their head and disconnecting from their body, judging themselves, blaming others and numbing out with addictions. During this episode, she shares how you can move beyond these patterns, access your internal higher guidance, and maintain a level of higher frequency with inputs like healthy organic foods and the practice of self-love. 

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Mar 19, 2021
Insulin Resistance, Fasting, Ketones and “Why We Get Sick” – Dr. Ben Bikman with Dave Asprey : 804
01:36:03

This episode of Bulletproof Radio runs over 90 minutes and definitely will be worth the time you’ll spend listening. 

We’re talking about insulin resistance, something that affects half of all adults in the U.S., a lot of our children, and is the leading cause of many common health disorders. Insulin resistance makes you less powerful every day until you get diabetes. 

Insulin resistance has been a focus for me for more than 10 years. It's part of the Bulletproof Diet and it's part of my book “Fast This Way.” In fact, fasting is very impactful for this. And I've asked Ben Bikman, Ph.D., a biomedical scientist and pathophysiology professor at Brigham Young University, on the show to talk about why insulin resistance is happening.

 Ben’s research focuses on the role of elevated insulin in regulating obesity and diabetes, including the relevance of ketones in mitochondrial function. “Insulin resistance itself will start to affect the degree to which the mitochondria work,” he says.

However, when in balance, insulin is really important to our bodies. “We [speak] about insulin and its role as being a villain, but it's also very much a hero,” Ben says. “It is absolutely essential to survival.”

Why is insulin important? 

  • It controls blood glucose
  • Every cell has insulin receptors, and insulin tells the cell what to do with energy: when to grow, shrink, build or break.


Ben brings new insights into what’s going on with insulin resistance and why we must pay attention to it. He synthesizes the latest research and information in his book, “Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It.” 

Due to elevated insulin, elevated stress hormones (cortisol and epinephrine) and inflammation, our bodies can become insulin resistant. Most of the population is insulin resistant and are hyper-insulinemic. This means they have metabolic inflexibility and get stuck in sugar-burning mode and never shift to burning fat, making it nearly impossible to burn or lose weight.

“If you are among the majority of people whose brain is yoked to glucose, because your insulin is always high, your glucose is always high, your brain is adapted to only using glucose, and you feel that drop in glucose,” Ben explains. “You will feel the symptoms of hypoglycemia, that carb crash, you will get jittery, you'll get shaky, you'll get anxious, you'll get hungry again even though you just ate 90 minutes ago.”

“It's because your brain is so addicted to glucose,” he continues, “that when it starts to drop and in the absence of ketones, which aren't there in that situation, you have no alternative.”

Listen on to find out how continuous glucose monitoring can allow you to get a better of sense of your body and what you need to be eating. Ben also gives tips on the best things to eat, how to cook (or what to cook with), fasting (of course) and other ways to protect your body from disease and sickness.

This episode will absolutely change your understanding of insulin resistance.

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Mar 17, 2021
How to Identify Your Energy Blockers and Beat Fatigue – Dr. Steven Gundry with Dave Asprey : 803
01:07:37

At 70 years young, Dr. Steven Gundry feels and exudes more energy than he did at 40. In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’ll talk about how you can make sure you feel the same.

Dr. Gundry explains seven deadly energy disruptors that surround us in his new book, “The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone.”

“The walking well have become proficient at shouldering a pretty heavy pack of fatigue,” he says in his book. “And it’s taking a toll on multiple fronts—from their personal contentment and fulfilment, to their ability to show up fully in relationships, to their ability to work.”

Things like glyphosate, fructose and environmental pollutants often lead to a leaky gut, mitochondrial gridlock and an epidemic of fatigue. That means greater inflammation and less energy from the places we need it most, like our brain and muscles. 

“We literally are overfed and underpowered,” Dr. Gundry says. “We've been told, and you see it on commercials every day, that you need this energy drink or you need a 30-gram protein drink to get your energy up to take on the day. They literally clog the fuel line and that's our big paradox.

We go into these energy disruptors in our conversation that covers the “epidemic” of fatigue and low energy that we often take as a given in our busy day-to-day lives. Today’s episode will give you actionable tips on how to get some of that energy back into your life. 

“We think that this is something because of our stressful existence or our hard work is just something underlying that we have to deal with or overcome,” Dr. Gundry says. “And it's absolutely not the case at all.”

As a practicing cardiologist and retired cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Gundry has become a major voice in the world of food toxins and what they do to us. He teaches people how to eat, guiding them on how to get ahead of the problem, not just fixing it after the fact.

He’s published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals on using diet and supplements to eliminate heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, and multiple other diseases. He’s also the best-selling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Longevity Paradox” books.

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Mar 13, 2021
Why Dave Asprey Changed His Mind About Juicing – Junaid Kalmadi of Farmers Juice : 802
00:44:20

For a while I was anti-juicing because I found myself consuming a lot of sugar with very few health benefits. But I wanted to flip my own script and introduce you to a brand-new juice company. These juices don’t cause a blood sugar spike. Instead, you get a lot of phytonutrients and the bonus opportunity to support small farmers.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking about juicing with Farmers Juice founder and CEO Junaid Kalmadi. Farmers Juice is the world’s first keto-friendly and functional green juice line with adaptogens, antioxidants and mushrooms. These ingredients boost focus, increase athletic performance, and create a sense of calm.

Farmers Juice juices contain no GMOs, artificial colors/preservatives, synthetic fertilizers or toxic persistent pesticides.

“Cold-pressed juicing takes one to 1.5 pounds of produce and it separates the liquid from the solid and the juice from the pulp,” Junaid says. “It creates this really concentrated and potent beverage that has all sorts of nutrients of roughly three to five plates of salad in one drink.”

And thanks to high pressure processing, Farmers Juice retains all the ingredient goodness. Another bonus that the juices stay fresh for 20 days.

Most juice companies use sugar-based ingredients. Instead, Farmers Juice uses a mint, basil, lime, lemon, turmeric, and ginger combination. This gives your tastebuds a tingle every time you drink it and contains only four to five grams of sugar per juice bottle.

“I think juice companies selling sugary drinks, even though they have good intentions, contribute to the health care burden of 240 million Americans being overweight or obese and nearly 125 million Americans that are diabetic or prediabetic,” Junaid says. “Juice does not need to be part of the problem; it can be part of the solution.”

In addition to supporting human health, Farmers Juice also prioritizes decreasing food waste by partnering up with Alliance of Family Farms to get the “ugly produce” that often gets thrown away. Then, they donate their extra pulp to local farmers for cattle feed. All of their produce comes from small farmers in California.

Farmers Juice is good for you, local farmers and the planet. That’s something I can get behind.

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Mar 12, 2021
The Metabolism-Cancer Connection & How to Treat It – Dr. Charles Meakin with Dave Asprey : 801
00:58:36

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest approaches cancer much differently than mainstream medical thinking.

Dr. Charles Meakin is Chief Medical Officer for Care Oncology Clinic USA and works specifically on metabolic treatment strategies for curing cancer. He’s also a career biohacker-physician focused on alternative and holistic treatment strategies that he hopes will shape the “fourth field of cancer care.”

We talk personalized strategies and specifically about some of the drugs we take for anti-aging that are interesting for cancer care, including stuff that is a little bit shocking to me like statins. We're going to get into that, and if you're interested in metabolism, this show is for you.

“Cancer hits one in two men, four in 10 women, and we spend a lot of money on it,” Dr. Meakin says. “And it's still not fixing it.”

We’re learning more every day about how cancer manifests and acts in the body. Over the last 10 years, many of the same cancer screening recommendations remain intact, but a lot has changed, such as:

  • Cancer is gradually catching up with cardiovascular disease as the primary cause of death in America
  • The emergence of obesity as the second most common risk factor for cancer
  • The increased prevalence of some diseases means many more will experience cancer (1/3 women, 1/2 men)
  • The emergence of HPV virus as a trigger for oral pharyngeal cancer is escalating 


Dr. Meakin brings holistic alternatives to the normal standard of care: simple balance training programs, nutrition strategies, supplements additive, portable 02, exercise bands, sleep hacks, and more. His options not only improve treatment outcomes for patients, but helps other health conditions in an accessible, inexpensive and safe way. 

“Our ultimate goal is a paradigm shift to not just let cancer develop, and then try to jump on it in our current ways once it's done, but to work in a better way with prevention and earlier identification,” he explains.

Dr. Meakin and I explore the ways we view and treat cancer has changed over time, and how far it still has to go. You’ll learn about developments in oncology like targeted immune therapies, and a new belief called Epigenetic Theory. 

He doesn’t shy away from hard questions, and that’s what makes this such a great episode.

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Mar 10, 2021
Why You Have to Heal Your Trauma to Free Your Energy – Tana Amen with Dave Asprey : 800
00:51:25

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, the topic is something that drives all of us, whether we like it or not: fear and trauma. 

Tana Amen is just the right guest to talk about this subject. She’s a neurosurgical ICU trauma nurse, vice president of the Amen Clinics, a health and fitness expert and a New York Times best-selling author. She taken on these topics in her new book, “The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child: How Persistence, Grit, and Faith Created a Reluctant Healer.”

Tana defines trauma as any event or set of events that occurred in your life that:

  • made you think the world was unsafe,
  • broke your trust in people that you’re surrounded by, and
  • really caused you to just not trust. 


We’ve all experienced trauma to varying degrees, so in our conversation we unpack how to identify your responses and access your inner strength.

“When we don't heal from trauma, all of that energy is stuck, and it's focused on the wrong things,” Tana says. “You're stuck in this flight or fight thing. You're stuck in this mode of “I need to survive” as opposed to, "I need to just thrive and heal and live life." You can't do that. And that's one of the really big reasons to do it.”

Our conversation goes into how trauma impacts your brain function and your healing process. From your biology and psychology to your social circle and spiritual circle, every influence throughout your life can change that process. 

"We are more beautiful, we are more complex, more interesting because of those broken pieces that we've mended back together and mends just like a scar,” Tana says. “You can be stronger because of that, as long as you heal it, as long as you allow it to set."

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Mar 05, 2021
5 Steps of Neurocycle Can Clean Up Your Mental Mess – Dr. Caroline Leaf with Dave Asprey : 799
01:13:58

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Dr. Caroline Leaf, has been changing lives through her research into the human mind-brain connection for nearly four decades. “We’ve been sold such a lie that your brain controls you,” she says. 

The brain isn’t a generator, it’s a responder, so it has to be stimulated. We have the power to change the environment in which the brain thinks, feels and chooses. Dr. Leaf talks about how we can all use self-awareness to better understand and strengthen our minds. 

Her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress and Toxic Thinking, shows you ways to use your mind to biohack your brain.

It may look different for everyone, but she believes wholeheartedly in our abilities to change through understanding our minds and fostering self-awareness. We can build up our brain health, resilience and strength. Dr. Leaf developed a five-stop process called Neurocycle to help us get there. “The five steps teach you how to grow a healthy thought,” she says.

Listen on to learn what these five steps are and how to put them into practice in your own life. 

“I am absolutely 100% convinced that if we focus more on the mind and understand that we have a level of control that we use online to change our mind, we can change our brain and our body function,” Dr. Leaf says.

As a communication pathologist, Dr. Leaf looks at people’s communication tendencies and the roots of those tendencies. She does so by tapping into the depths of the mind, exploring the non-conscious, conscious, and subconscious levels. During her career, she’s conducted research with people who have extreme brain damage, traumatic head injuries and many others, and directed them towards life-altering change. 

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Mar 04, 2021
Tame Your Dragons, Train Your Brain and Take Back Your Happiness – Dr. Daniel Amen with Dave Asprey : 798
01:07:31

This episode of Bulletproof Radio goes deep into the dragon psyche. No, not “Game of Thrones,” but specifically our inner dragons. 

“A dragon is an issue you're dealing with, that your brain is listening to, but it's not helping you,” says brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen.

These dragons are the ones that “breathe fire on our emotional brain,” like anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness and more (you can find out what yours are at www.knowyourdragons.com).

As a physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, professor, and author of 30 books, Dr. Amen has a lot to share about taming the beasts that beset us.  

In his newest book “Your Brain is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons that Control Your Happiness, Habits and Hang-ups,” he talks about those dragon origin stories, their triggers, your reactions and how to tame them.

He has a lot of tips for how we can step outside of our mind to distance ourselves from the dragon’s fire, like tuning into your pleasure centers, and how to guide your mind to look for what’s right rather than what’s wrong.

“It's like a little treasure hunt,” Dr. Amen says. “And I look for even the micro moments. What are the smallest things that happened today that just made me happy? And it sets your dreams up to be more positive. These little habits are so helpful if you can make them part of your everyday life. You literally can train your brain. And when you do, your life is happier.”

We talk about the ways past physical and emotional trauma may impact the way we heal, how our dragons are always interacting with other people’s dragons, how this is all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and much more. 

Dr. Amen gives practical tools you can use to stop feeling sad, mad, nervous or out of control and start being happier, calmer, and more in control of your own destiny.

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Mar 02, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #8
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Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

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  • Butter texture has changed in Canada.
  • Sleep affects teenagers' mental health.
  • Memories leave unique fingerprints in your brain.


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Feb 26, 2021
How to Control Your Blood Sugar & Spike Your Energy – Levels Health with Dave Asprey : 797
01:11:54

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is an engineer with expertise in metabolic dysfunction. Josh Clemente co-founded Levels Health, a company that has designed a biowearable continuous glucose monitoring device.

The idea of using blood glucose, which is a marker for how much of the most common energy is available in the blood right now and how good is your body at regulating it, is a real-time feedback thing. It's really powerful.

When he was working at SpaceX, he discovered his metabolic dysfunction and high glucose levels were making him feel like garbage. He read about continuous glucose monitoring, and shortly thereafter found out he was borderline pre-diabetic, despite being a CrossFit trainer at the time and having a healthy diet.

Over 120 million people in the U. S. have prediabetes or diabetes, and most American adults don’t know even they’re prediabetic. Most people don’t know their glucose levels unless they find out at an annual doctor’s appointment. Using Levels technology, we can change that.

“If our population isn't resilient enough to have an immune system that can fight viral infections because it is frankly undermined or hampered by insulin resistance and all of the byproducts thereof, we won't ever get there,” Josh says. “So, it is incumbent on each individual person, and I think also on society in general, to improve our metabolic health and therefore the resilience of our entire population.”

Continuous glucose monitoring is crossing a barrier in health monitoring because it’s going below the skin “to an invisible metric that we otherwise wouldn't have access to” Josh explains. Biowearables is a brand-new space.

Our conversation walks you through how the Levels app works, the urban myths behind “heart healthy” foods, and how tracking your glucose levels can get you better in tune with what your body really needs. 

“The data set is a means to changing the future of metabolic health by driving large scale research and helping us to understand how people are living, what is improving outcomes, and where the opportunity is to remove the biggest offenders for worse health,” Josh says.

“The Levels app was developed for the management of diabetes,” he continues. “But we're showing that the opportunity to ultimately give people the empowerment and their health and wellness before they have something go wrong is here to stay.”

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Feb 25, 2021
Intuitive Fasting, Metabolic Flexibility & Metaphysical Meals – Dr. Will Cole with Dave Asprey : 796
00:56:51

Fasting is about way more than what we do and don’t eat, it’s about dedicating time and energy to our full mind and body health. In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking more about fasting with Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine and nutrition expert and senior clinic director at Cole Natural Health Centers in Pittsburgh. 

His newest book, “Intuitive Fasting: The Flexible Four-Week Intermittent Fasting Plan to Recharge Your Metabolism and Renew Your Health”, presents ways to fast that are flexible and fulfilling for the needs of each unique person.

“I want people to actually get to the place where they are guided by their intuition,” says Dr. Cole “Where they can hear that still small voice of that knowingness of what their body needs and what their body doesn't need, at any given moment.”

Each person will react differently to different kinds of fasting. To find a practice that works for you, you’ve got to invest for the long run (not just as a fad). We’re often driven by cravings or driven by stress, anger, boredom or other unconscious motivations, without giving it a second thought. So how can we better tune in, observe and act on what our body needs? 

Dr. Cole advises: "Whatever that looks like for you to start to grow in awareness, start by being mindful of your relationship with your body and relationship with food and checking yourself."

He walks us through the benefits of fasting, some tools to fine tune your fasting routine through mindfulness practice, and how to eat beyond your past and current habits. And maybe most importantly, he’ll teach you to be kind to yourself throughout the process. 

Named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He's also author of the best-selling books “Ketotarian” and “The Inflammation Spectrum.” 

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Feb 23, 2021
Truce: Paleo/Keto & Vegan Find Common Ground – Dr. Mark Hyman with Dave Asprey : 795
00:54:32

Dr. Mark Hyman has been on Bulletproof Radio multiple times, because he’s got a lot to teach us about food, the food industry and how to be healthy in a world full of conflicting information and unhealthy choices.

In this episode, we talk about his newest book based on a Pegan Diet (Vegan+Paleo). He’s literally bridging the gap between the “right” and “wrong” sides of eating that often surround diet culture.

For decades, the diet wars have pitted advocates for the low-carb, high-fat paleo diet against advocates of the exclusively plant-based vegan diet and dozens of other diets, leaving many people bewildered and confused. Dr. Hyman wants us to know that although there are foundational principles for what we eat, there’s not a one size fits all diet, which he talks about in his newest book: “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World.” 

“Everybody's fighting with each other and we're fighting the wrong person,” Dr. Hyman says. “We should be fighting with the traditional American diet, we call the standard American diet or the SAD diet. That's really what's driving the chronic disease epidemic.”

He’s created a framework on dieting based on the fact that food is medicine, and every diet affects every person differently. Certain foods can act as magic medicine for our bodies, sometimes improving our physical and/or more mental health in a mere matter of days, but some things might not work.

“No two people will thrive in the same way based on the same diet,” he says. “You might ideologically be a vegan, but it might be the worst thing for you or you might ideologically want to eat keto, but it might be the worst thing for you. On the other hand, you might thrive. It's important to understand what your body's doing.”

We also talk about the power of choosing to eat as a “regenetarian,” a phrase coined by Dr. Hyman. It means the way you choose to eat is not only based on what feels good for you, but what’s good for the planet. 

“The way we actually grow food and the food we eat that's grown in the way it's grown degenerates our health which is why we have six out of 10 Americans with a chronic disease and 88% metabolically unhealthy. It degenerates ecological systems, environmental health and accelerates climate change. We should not be eating in a way that kills us and kills the planet, right?”

As we approach crises in chronic disease, our agricultural and food systems, changing your diet can be a bigger game-changer than it’s ever been. Dr. Hyman tells us how choosing the right foods can make us and our planet healthier, so what are you waiting for?

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Feb 19, 2021
Skip the Failure Porn and Other Surprising Success Advice – James Altucher with Dave Asprey : 794
00:57:52

Every time I talk to James Altucher, I’m in awe of whatever new thing he’s working on. He’s started and led more than 20 companies (17 of which failed) and is currently an investor in and advisor to over 30 more—from tech to energy to healthcare to biotech.

How does this entrepreneur, angel investor bestselling author, chess master, cryptocurrency expert, and stand-up comedian master so many different fields? James wanted to go beyond the hard-set boundaries of the 10,000 hours rule, so on today’s episode of Bulletproof Radio, we talk about what he calls the “10,000 experiment rule.” 

As many of us are constantly changing jobs, careers and interests, James says that experimentation can lead you down the quickest path to success, whether it’s for two or 20 different careers. He writes all about it in his latest book “Skip the Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and other Surprising Advice for Reaching your Goals.”

“The 10,000 hours rule, it's crippling,” James says. “It takes 20 years. But if you could really pursue what it is you love and know why you love it, and then experiment with new ways to push the frontier in this new interest that you love, you're going to be the best at how you now have individually defined the category.”

James has gone from being a computer programmer to being a venture capitalist to a professional poker player. His book is inspired by the people who would tell him “it’s just not possible,” every time he switched interests. He’ll talk about how that process showed him you can probably skip some steps in your learning process, in order to quickly get better at what you want to do. He asks us to consider how you can get great at what you love and monetize what you’re interested in. It helps if you’re curious.

“Curiosity is critical, because without curiosity, you won't be able to construct good experiments. An experiment is something that has little downside, enormous upside and is pretty fast to do,” James says. “And I'm doing experiments all the time in every area that I'm interested in.”

It won’t always be easy. In fact, as you start to do something you love, and start to get good, it’s probably going to be hard most of the time, he says. But if you listen to his advice in order to figure out what your skills are, how to push past failure, and more, you’ll find anything is possible.

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Feb 18, 2021
Menopause, Stress and Female Hair Loss – Dr. Sophia Kogan with Dave Asprey : 793
01:05:02

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Sophia Kogan is back on the show to share brand new research about women’s hair loss and thinning.

Dr. Kogan is co-founder and Chief Medical Advisor at Nutrafol. The company creates supplements to decrease shedding and increase hair growth. Several of the products are designed specifically for women’s physiology.

Her new study is important because women are about four times more susceptible to hair loss than men. Women not only have different hormonal pathways and factors that contribute to what they need for hair growth, but they also have phases in their lives, like menopause or pregnancy, that make them more susceptible to hair loss. 

“This is the first study that came out on women in menopause or who are going through hair thinning,” she says.

 Stress is another major factor that contributes to hair thinning and loss

Stress effects our hair throughout our entire lifetime, but during this past pandemic year, it’s been worse than ever. When we’re suffering from a bunch of stress (whether physical or emotional), the body pulls its resources to preserve its life internally, not hair growth.

“During stress, hair follicles are synchronistically shifted, a huge number of them, into that resting phase,” Dr. Kogan explains. “So, the body says, ‘I want to pull the resources internally. I don't really need or care about hair. I want to preserve my life.’ And so it goes to the vital organs. That’s what happens to the hair growth cycle and it shifts and all of a sudden, we have a massive amount of hair shedding about three to six months later.”

“Women go through a tremendous amount of stress in relationship to their hair, even more so than men because men sort of expect to thin,” Dr. Kogan says. She explains that the experience of hair loss for women often has a specific shame and guilt associated with it, too.

We all experience stress differently, so it’s generally important to take time in your day for something that brings you into a flow state, says Dr. Kogan. “Each person is going to be really different, but they've got to feel a feeling of calmness because that's when you calm the nervous system,“ she says.

Listen on to learn more about Dr. Kogan’s research, ways to manage your stress, and nutraceutical solutions for hair thinning and loss.

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Feb 16, 2021
SEXUAL ENERGY SERIES-6: New Fabric Tech Blocks EMFs from Your Body – Lambs : 792
00:56:54

Welcome to part 6 (of 6) of our Bulletproof Radio Sexual Energy Series! We’re bringing you lots of new information about sexual health, wellness, research, devices, and performance. We’re combining that with special offers, discounts and all kinds of resources on the Dave Asprey blog. Be sure to scan the show notes below for details!

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about how you can protect yourself from EMFs (electromagnetic fields or radiation), with technology much more advanced than wrapping yourself in tinfoil.

This is related to sexual energy in ways you might not expect. When I was writing “The Better Baby Book” more than a decade ago, I reviewed a lot of literature that looked at reproductive wellness and EMFs. It became very clear that you don't want to have EMFs near your ovaries or your testes if you want to have healthy kids. And the science has only become clearer since then. And even if having kids isn’t on your radar yet, protecting all of your private parts should be.

Arthur Menard de Calenge started the Lambs clothing company–including underwear and t-shirts for men and women–to protect you from EMFs. There currently are more than 30,000 studies showing that EMFs, and especially microwaves, can have an adverse effect on your health. While EMFs can come from natural sources like sunlight, the kinds that impact us most come primarily from everyday exposure through our cellphones, TVs, radios and microwaves.

“Instead of freaking out, we decided to create a solution and keep on living a normal life, a great life, not worrying about, ‘What are we going to die from?’” Arthur says.

He and his team develop clothing items that are protective, as well as stylish, comfortable and, honestly, normal-looking. They make underwear and t-shirts that can protect ovaries, testes and breasts from EMFs, making this a crucial part of taking care of your sexual health and wellness. 

Using a mesh of metallic fibers that are too small for the wavelength of radiation present in EMFs to penetrate it, Lambs clothing blocks 99.2-99.9 percent of EMFs. Bye-bye tin-foil hats. 

Arthur and I discuss the dangers of EMFs on the body and how EMFs impact people on a cellular level. We also give some tips on how you can be mindful and avoid exposure.

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Feb 13, 2021
SEXUAL ENERGY SERIES-5: New Options for Women’s Sex Lives – Dr. Somi Javaid : 791
00:58:47

Welcome to part 5 (of 6) of our Bulletproof Radio Sexual Energy Series! We’re bringing you lots of new information about sexual health, wellness, research, devices, and performance. We’re combining that with special offers, discounts and all kinds of resources on the Dave Asprey blog. Be sure to scan the show notes below for details!

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking about female sexual wellness with Dr. Somi Javaid. She’s a leading obstetrician and gynecologist who’s been practicing for over 15 years. She’s considered to be a pioneer in the fields of menopause and sexual medicine treatment.

Dr. Javaid founded a different healthcare clinic model just for women called HERmd in Cincinnati. With a suite of services and options, she aims to close the gender gap in healthcare and empower women to take control of their sexual health.

She’s a fierce advocate for making sure women get the care and treatment that they need, and that shapes how she works. However, it’s rare and hard to find effective treatment for women’s sexual health in a healthcare system that often prioritizes the sexual needs and challenges of men. 

“Forty three percent of women struggle with sexual dysfunction, and it's like why is there such a stigma?” she says. “Why do we have two medications? Why are we continually ignoring and dismissing these women? It's a travesty. Imagine if there was any other condition that affected 43% of women or men. Would we ignore it the way we do this?”

One area in particular is showing a lot of promise for women with low female libido, also referred to as hypoactive sexual desire disorder. “One out of every 10 women suffer from it at some point in their lifetime,” Dr. Javaid says. Since 2015, Addyi and Vyleesi have been FDA approved. 

Dr. Javaid is helping women normalize, talk about what’s going on with their sexual health, and find real solutions. She mentions new laser technology for tissue regeneration called the CO2RE Intima, vaginal health care, new contraceptive options, and how to handle the changes that come with perimenopause and menopause.

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Feb 11, 2021
SEXUAL ENERGY SERIES-4: Surprising Science About Human Desire – Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D. : 790
01:03:28

Welcome to part 4 (of 6) of our Bulletproof Radio Sexual Energy Series! We’re bringing you lots of new information about sexual health, wellness, research, devices, and performance. We’re combining that with special offers, discounts and all kinds of resources on the Dave Asprey blog. Be sure to scan the show notes below for details!

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D., one of the leading experts on human sexuality and author of the popular blog “Sex and Psychology.” He’s been named one of 5 "Sexperts" You Need to Follow on Twitter by Men's Health and one of the "modern-day masters of sex" by Nerve

He’s also a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute who’s published more than 50 academic works on topics like casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual health, and friends with benefits. 

“Sexuality is so much more complex than we think that it is,” Justin says. “There's more fluidity than people might realize or like to believe.”

His popular book, “Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life,” is based on the largest and most comprehensive scientific survey of Americans' sexual fantasies ever undertaken.

“People tend to think that their fantasies are weird, abnormal, strange, or unusual,” Justin says. “No matter what their fantasy was, my participants underestimated how common that fantasy was. The rarer they thought it was, the more shame, guilt, embarrassment, anxiety they felt, and that's really what holds people back. They're worried about what other people will say or think, and they don't accept themselves for the interest that they have.”

Justin studied the sexual fantasies of 4,175 Americans who came from all 50 states. They ranged in age from 18 to 87, come from very diverse backgrounds and completed his 369-question survey. His work helps us better understand the incredible diversity of human sexual desire. 

“I think so much of it is, we have this lack of education about what's normal when it comes to sex,” he continues. “That leads to the shame and that leads people to bottle everything up. Before you can get to that point of actually sharing your fantasy with a partner, there's some work that we need to do on ourselves to get that level of self-acceptance that's going to open the door to having productive and healthy conversations.”

And there are a couple of apps for sexual fantasies that could help, too. 

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Feb 09, 2021
SEXUAL ENERGY SERIES-3: The Shock & Awe of Penis Evolution – Emily Willingham, Ph.D. : 789
00:46:04

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re taking a look at penises in the animal kingdom and the lessons we can learn from them. Some shocking. Some entertaining.

This fascinating topic is based on the book, “Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis,” by health, medical and science writer Emily Willingham, Ph.D. She’s also a research scientist specializing in the biological sciences. 

The richly illustrated “Phallacy” explores the historical and contemporary context of the penis and all the hype–and oddity–that surrounds it. In her book and in our interview, she answers a range of fun and serious questions about animal and human penises and their relationship to reproduction, pleasure and even power. 

“When you look at the animal kingdom, one of the lessons we learn is that it's not our most impressive organ,” Emily says. “It would be great for people to be able to relax a little bit about theirs, I think.”

By breaking down the penis to its biological origins, Emily reminds us the penis wasn’t always a “worshipped obelisk of masculinity.” Rather, it’s a reproductive organ that many creatures have in all sorts of shapes and sizes One that has adapted and changed throughout our biological history. 

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Feb 05, 2021
SEXUAL ENERGY SERIES-2: How to Boost Blood Flow for Better Erections – Launch Medical : 788
00:50:55

Welcome to part 2 (of 6) of our Bulletproof Radio Sexual Energy Series! We’re bringing you lots of new information about sexual health, wellness, research, devices, and performance. We’re combining that with special offers, discounts and all kinds of resources on the Dave Asprey blog. Be sure to scan the show notes below for details!

Did you know that 40% of men notice problems with their erections even before their 40th birthday? In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Dustin Wolff, talks about a new at-home device that can put an end to those problems. 

Dustin, co-founder of Launch Medical, has been leading clinics that perform acoustic wave therapy (also called shockwave therapy) for years. This type of therapy helps men with penile performance issues. After treatments, which can include just a few times to several months, things work noticeably better than they did before. But not everyone who may need a boost is getting it.

“It's still one of those things that is cost-prohibitive or there's the shame and embarrassment factor that guys might not want to come into a clinic like this and get these treatments done, because they're just nervous,” Dustin says. “Even in today's day and age, they're too embarrassed or they're too ashamed to come in, even if they can afford it.”

So Launch Medical spent several years developing an FDA-compliant, patent-pending acoustic wave therapy device that men can use at home. This device, called the Rocket, is both convenient and affordable.

Men’s penile performance often declines because of micro-plaque build up in blood vessels, leading to eventual collapse and weakening. It’s a condition that happens to every man with age. Acoustic wave therapy clears the micro-plaque out of the blood vessels and creates microtrauma, which fosters the growth of new blood vessels. 

The acoustic wave treatments can lead to firmer erections, shorter refractory time between sexual intercourse sessions, increasing the intensity of the orgasm and more. 

At-home use of Phoenix takes about six to 12 treatments to experience results. And for those of you who may be tempted to speed up results with more use, there’s a built-in lockout feature so you can’t overuse it (and your cells and tissue get a chance to repair fully). After a full round of treatments, you use the device only when you need it. 

Dustin wants to make sure the men he works with truly start feeling better. When men see more blood flow happening, with a size increase, he sees their confidence come back, performance anxiety go away, and psychologically they start feeling better. 

“I say this for every guy,” Dustin says. “If you have a penis, there's no reason why you shouldn't try this, because as you know, there are no side effects and there's no downtime, and it can just make things that much better.”

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Feb 04, 2021
SEXUAL ENERGY SERIES-1: From Holistic Sex to Vaginal Kung Fu – Kim Anami : 787
01:06:26

Welcome to part 1 (of 6) of our Bulletproof Radio Sexual Energy Series! We’re bringing you lots of new information about sexual health, wellness, research, devices, and performance. We’re combining that with special offers, discounts and all kinds of resources on the Dave Asprey blog. Be sure to scan the show notes on the episode #787 web page for details!

Kim Anami can read someone’s sexual energy as soon as they walk in the room. In this episode, she shares how you can best access, dive into and embody your own sexual energy (and how it will transform your life). 

As a holistic sex and relationship coach, Kim approaches and opens our minds to sex in both the physical realm and beyond. She runs her own online sex and relationships school, where she talks about the importance of doing the work to further connect ourselves with ourselves and our partners.

“That's really what my work is trying to gear people toward is having these life-changing, cataclysmic therapeutic, deep, powerful, even, psychedelic type experiences that really change your life,” Kim says.

She opens up the practice of sex beyond the definitions you may see and hear in popular culture into an energetic source. Recirculating your sexual energy through deep breathing work lets you move the sexual energy in the body to where it needs to be for healing and rejuvenation. 

By impeding the natural flow of that energy through your body, you’re preventing yourself from having the sexual experiences, physical or spiritual, that may have before seemed impossible. 

“The big barometric question that I asked people is, "Does that leave you feeling energized, revitalized, transformed, and has it changed your life?" Kim asks. 

In this episode, you’ll also learn how accessing your sexual self-knowledge and awareness is tied to feminine and masculine energy, hormonal birth control, vaginal strength and greater power, and creativity. 

“It's because this has the power to really rebirth, right? This is the procreative energy of the universe that we literally have at our fingertips. Every single one of us.”

Kim will teach you how to build up your own strength in so many ways, from your pelvic floor to your breathing to your emotional well-being. This leads to increased connection, intimacy, energy and creativity in your sexual relationships.

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Feb 02, 2021
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #7
00:09:07

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #7:

  • Fasting changes your circadian rhythm.
  • Fasting may help treat breast cancer.
  • Body temperature controls REM sleep.
  • Psychedelics offer new hope for depression.
  • A new hormone fights obesity.


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Jan 29, 2021
Triggered Much? How to Avoid Extremes and Find Your Middle Ground – Sam Qurashi with Dave Asprey : 786
01:00:41

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Sam Qurashi, a self-professed “unorthodox psychologist” who walked away from a psychiatric residency at an addiction hospital because he wanted to help people in a different way. He’s actively working to change people’s interactions with the external world.

Sam’s now a writer and entrepreneur with a following of more than 700K (and rapidly growing) on Instagram. He shares thoughts, concepts and questions we can ask ourselves to interrupt the psychological patterns that keep us trapped in mental loops of our own design. 

“The best way to trigger a change is to create an interruption, but how do you create an interruption that does not cause stress?” he asks. “How do you create an interruption that is gentle, that is a way to get people to reflect?” 

His framework for growth and change requires that we question ourselves and consider a model of learning he’s developed called liminalism. He looked at the common approaches people have about learning and living in the extremes and realized how little they actually benefit our personal reality or truth. 

“A lot of people live in extremes,” Sam says. “If you live in an extreme, you're limited automatically.”

“What lives between black and white is not gray,” he explains. “It's literally the entire color spectrum. Balance, focus, flexibility, options, choice–that lives in the middle ground.”

He learned how to change his own perceptions of the world by interviewing experts that live beyond the frame of traditional psychology. Our discussion explores the interesting lessons Sam learned from a pickpocket, hypnotist, cold reader, tea master, horse whisperer and others.

One of the things that had him curious was how they viewed fear.

“Fear lives in the future,” Sam says. “The future doesn't exist but fear just visited me in the present moment. So, if I jump, I'm actually racing fear into the future. If I get there first, I'm obliterating the fear.” 

Listen on to find out how you can avoid extremes in your life, find your personal middle ground, and face your fears.

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Jan 29, 2021
Finding Pleasure in Fasting, Sex and Spirituality – Nadia Bolz-Weber with Dave Asprey : 785
00:45:06

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber shares her relationship with religion that’s refreshingly frank.

Nadia, a former addict and stand-up comedian, founded the House for All Sinners & Saints church in Denver, Colorado, in 2008. She led the congregation for a decade, then retired from church leadership to continue her work as a public theologian. She’s also the author of three New York Times bestselling books in which she considers the nature of sex, pleasure, spirituality–and even shame.

She explores and embraces a pretty expansive worldview. I find her fascinating–from her “Sarcastic Lutheran” social handles to "The Confessional" podcast she hosts–and wanted to get her unique perspective on fasting, lack and going without.

On Fasting: “My own profound experience of fasting actually isn’t part of the Christian tradition,” Nadia explains. “It's just 48 hours of prayer and fasting, and I'm outside on the ridge of this mountain, not a mountain, but the hills. With just a bedroll. For two days. I stay in one spot. Being a New York Times bestselling author does jack shit for you.”

On the Body: “It's baffling to me that Christianity became such a body hating, pleasure-hating religion, when the whole story behind Christianity is, God decided to have a human body,” she says. “And then we say they're evil if we actually believe God decided out of all things to slip into skin and walk among us. It's just crazy to me.”

On Sex: “I was walking down the street in London, all this stuff is swirling in my head, and I was just like so amazed by how good it was for me to be having sex again,” she says. “And then I thought, “Why did the church make me sign a paper saying I wouldn't do this. How is it better for my church if I'm not getting laid?” That makes no sense whatsoever.”

 In her most recent book, “Shameless: A Sexual Reformation: A Case for Not Feeling Bad About Feeling Good (About Sex)“ she writes about the complicated relationship people have with sex and pleasure, and Christianity’s often distorted reality of that.

Listen on to our conversation and to learn how to sift through life’s mixed messages about faith and pleasure to find what brings you personal meaning.

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Jan 26, 2021
Mini-Episode: Fasting Myths & A Free Challenge
00:03:44

My new book on fasting is different than any book you've ever read about fasting. Here's what you'll learn in "Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be:"

  • A breakdown of fasting myths.
  • The most current scientific research on fasting in an accessible, easy-to-understand way.
  • Hacks you can do during a fast that are fully backed by science.
  • Steps to follow to make your fasting a positive experience, yet I'm straight with you about the stressors.
  • Why women's fasting looks different than men's and why it's so important to know the differences.
  • How to choose the best fasting style for your personal biology.
  • What supplements can help support your fast.
  • An exploration of spiritual fasting, the magical side of fasting and what it can do to make you a better person.
  • And much more!

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Jan 26, 2021
Five Motivators That Fuel Peak Performance – Steven Kotler with Dave Asprey : 784
01:15:06

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Steven Kotler believes there’s a formula for the impossible and that the answer lies in our biology. He’s spent a lifetime researching and looking for ways to achieve his own peak performance, and today we get his advice on how you can achieve yours. 

In Steven’s newest book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer” he’s combined neuroscience and decades of research to make a playbook for extreme performance improvement and an exploration of the frontiers of human possibility. He lays out four components to maintaining peak performance: motivation, learning, creativity and flow.

He’s a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. He’s also the executive director of the Flow Research Collective, an institute that researches the neuroscience of flow states and trains individuals to harness their own flow-state, so they can achieve more, faster.

“One of the qualities of a flow state is this quality of effortless effort,” Steven says. “Bottom-up attention is really what it is instead of top-down attention. It's happening automatically.”

While you can’t live in the flow state, we talk about how you can maximize your time in that state and stay in touch with your motivation.

“When you talk about intrinsic drive, you're really talking about curiosity, passion, purpose, autonomy, and mastery,” Steven says. “Those five are our big five intrinsic motivators.”

Once you have those five things, he explains how it becomes easier to begin setting goals and finding ways to constantly tune into your willpower in order to make them a reality.

“Sometimes in peak performance you’ve got to go slow to go fast,” Steven says. “Learning to turn curiosity into passion and passion into purpose. This is one of those places where you got to go slow. Because once you get it right, these are three huge intrinsic motivators. If they're pointing in the same direction, it unlocks a tremendous amount.”

Oh, and then we also talk about the time he flew a MIG-17 Russian fighter jet — without knowing how to fly. 

Steven has lived an incredible life and has a ton of great knowledge, experience and insight to share. Listen on to learn about what it takes for you to achieve your own brand of impossible.

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Jan 22, 2021
Inflammation’s Ties to Fasting, Cancer and Covid – Dr. Miriam Merad with Dave Asprey : 783
00:57:37

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, the focus is on inflammation and how it’s related to fasting, cancer and even Covid. 

If you want to know how your immune system works, Dr. Miriam Merad most definitely is the expert to ask. So I did. She’s an internationally acclaimed physician scientist who’s doing groundbreaking research on how our immune system fights common and recurring infections. 

Dr. Merad leads the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine (PrIISM) at Mount Sinai, New York. Her research lab recently found that fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases without affecting the immune system’s response to acute infections. 

However, our immune systems respond differently to stressors like fasting, diets and levels of activity. 

“We are not all equal,” says Dr. Merad. “So, we have to really understand that it’s important to stratify people, and this stratification comes from teamwork with computational and quantitative immunologies and quantitative biologies. Some ethnic groups have different type of gene organization, that we can now identify, and sometimes it’s spontaneous mutation.”

We also get into Dr. Merad’s recent findings on COVID-19 (why some patients develop severe forms of the virus and some don’t) and her research on cancer immunology. 

Her findings are fascinating, and she’s an engaging guest. Her research helps us better understand human immunology, a topic she’s always been captivated by.

“We, as a human species, are alive today because we were able to survive millions of years of exposure to threats,” Dr. Merad says. The only reason we were able to survive is because our immune system protected us. “It is our best doctor.“

I appreciate her holistic approach to her practice and her research, and I really think you’ll find something in here that inspires you.

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Jan 21, 2021
‘Fast This Way’ to Take on the World – Dave Asprey Interviewed by Lara Logan : 782
02:38:14

In Dave Asprey’s brand new book, “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be,” he asks you to throw out the rules you think you know about fasting. He shows you how to do it easily without facing down cravings and shows how you can radically reframe your relationship with food to seriously upgrade our health. This means simply conquering your fear of going without.

 “This is the most accessible book I've written,” Dave says. “There's plenty of science in there, but it's also like here's step one, here's step two.”

In this unique episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave steps out of the hosting seat and hands the podcast mic to Lara Logan to ask the questions. 

Lara’s been a journalist and war correspondent for nearly three decades. She currently hosts her own news show on Fox Nation called “Lara Logan Has No Agenda.” She previously reported for the CBS network for over 15 years and is best known for her coverage of significant world events and leaders as a 60 Minutes correspondent. Dave talked with Lara on episode #496

This time, Lara interviews Dave about his new book and his favorite subjects like food, intermittent fasting, brain power, longevity, sleep and spirituality. You get full-on Dave knowledge.

Buckle up because this episode takes its time and covers a lot of ground.

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Jan 19, 2021
New Research Says Fasting Beats Cutting Calories – Leonie Heilbronn, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 781
00:57:04

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m joined by Australian researcher Leonie Heilbronn, Ph.D.. Her fasting research looks at the biological pathways that support reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Leonie leads the Obesity and Metabolism group based within the Lifelong Health Theme at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute at Adelaide University in Adelaide, Australia. Today, I have her on to talk about her studies on fasting, many of which show more specific results than what we’ve seen in this field before. She looks at intermittent fasting, time restricted eating, calorie restriction and more. 

In a particular study on women, Leoni says, “We did see that the intermittent fasting group lost a little bit more weight than the caloric restriction group, and they had better improvements in their health.” There were other positive results like reductions in diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers. 

Fasting isn’t one-size-fits-all, so I asked Leonie a lot of questions about her research, such as:

  • How does the food you eat during intermittent fasting affect the fast itself? 
  • What food works for some people and not others and how does that influence the effectiveness of your fast? 
  • How do intermittent fasting and caloric restriction compare? 
  • When should you eat your daily protein and carbs? 
  • Should you consume black coffee during your fast? 
  • How does time-restrictive eating affect your lifespan?


How do people respond in fasting studies? “For some people, it takes them a little while to get used to fasting and then some people just maybe never get used to it,” she says. 

How do people respond in time restrictive eating studies? “I think time restrictive eating is great because you don’t really have to change everything that you’re eating and you’re still going to have some really good effects,” she says. “But I think if you started to have bad behaviors because of time pressure, then you’re not going to see the improvement that we’d hope to see.”

Leonie breaks down her research in in simple terms, so no matter what your familiarity with fasting might be, you’ll find a fascinating entry point. 

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Jan 14, 2021
What’s Up with Water Fasting? – Dr. Alan Goldhamer with Dave Asprey : 780
00:56:41

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m joined by Dr. Alan Goldhamer, one of the world’s leading experts on medically supervised, water-only fasting. He’s supervised the fasting and care of more than 20,000 patients at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, since he founded it in 1984.

His mission is to expand evidence-based knowledge of how medically supervised, water-only fasting and diet impact human health; train clinicians in the use of these interventions; and share findings with researchers and the public.

“We know using this protocol, this process can be done safely,” he says. “We’ve actually published a fasting safety studythe first fasting safety study that's been published in a peer-reviewed journalthat involved tracking all the patients for five years, and all of the symptoms, and classifying them according to the CTCAE criteria, the adverse events criteria on hundreds of patients.”

A few things you may not know about water fasting:

  • Your Body Self-Cleans: “The body does a really good job of regulating and recycling and restoring electrolyte balance during water-only fasting,” Dr. Goldhamer says. “And as soon as you start supplementing, then it puts increased load on other nutrients, it gets complicated, and there's no good long term safety criteria using supplemented fasting.”


  • Your Gut Heals: “What we see clinically is that these patients with microbial imbalances tend to improve dramatically,” Dr. Goldhamer says. “We do really well in treating conditions ranging from ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, to the dysbiosis and chronic constipation, and more.”


  • Your Inflammation Decreases: “There's a powerful anti-inflammatory effect to fasting,” Dr. Goldhamer says. “All the acute phase reactive proteins, high sensitivity CRP, fibrinogen, pepsinogen, whatever you want to measure, tends to consistent and predictably go down during fasting. So the gut leakage appears to be able to heal.”


Our discussion covers research behind water fasting, what health conditions it may benefit and what happens during a water fast. We also get into a lot more information about health.

“There's a lot in common between whether it's intermittent fasting changes, water fasting changes, exercise, and all of these attempts to reduce dietary excess,” Dr. Goldhamer says. “All of them are essentially trying to reduce inflammation, get rid of gut leakage, and give the body a chance to heal itself from the consequences of a highly processed food diet, whether it's processed animal foods or processed plant-based foods.”

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Jan 13, 2021
Bonus: Intermittent Fasting Boosts Brain Power: Mark Mattson, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey
00:38:05

In this bonus replay episode of Bulletproof Radio, we've taken all the best parts of my previous podcast with Mark Mattson, Ph.D., and condensed them here for a shorter episode. Highlights include Mark's great research on fasting and supports the topic of my new book, "Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be."

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Mark, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is one of the world’s top experts on the health benefits of intermittent fasting on the brain and body.

Decades before intermittent fasting diets became popular, he began studying mouse models to understand how the brain adapts to challenges like fasting and exercise. He and his research teams have shown that fasting can improve cognitive function and metabolic health. See some of his current research in the New England Journal of Medicine on how fasting can help people live longer.

"Intermittent fasting and exercise can reverse diabetes, and obesity in humans if a person can switch their eating pattern, and get on an exercise program,” Mark says.

His work on intermittent fasting has been featured on national media and he has given a TED Talk, “Why Fasting Bolsters Brain Power”.

Enjoy the show!

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Jan 08, 2021
Women, Fasting, Keto & Cancer – Amy Robach with Dave Asprey : 779
00:55:53

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with well-known journalist Amy Robach, who’s covered major national and global news events and people over the past 20 years. Her most important story, however, came when she had an on-air mammogram at age 40 and was shockingly diagnosed with breast cancer.

We go into her lifestyle since the diagnosis, which has radically changed, and now is based in keto and intermittent fasting.

Amy got an on-air mammogram to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month for a special news program in September 2013. She was 40, had never had a mammogram before and had no family history of breast cancer. 

Two years later, Amy wrote a memoir about the experience: “Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On To Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour.” The whole notion of the book, she says, is to “take that fear and have it be that wake-up call, for you to live better.”

"What am I going to do with this fear?,” Amy asked herself. “Am I going to let it cripple me or am I going to let it motivate me, A, to live better, and B, to do everything I can to be as healthy and as strong and as fit as possible if I get that bad news one of these days?"

When she was first diagnosed she felt crippled by that fear. In the beginning, she felt weak and sorry for herself, not even able to trust her own body. But over time, she found the energy she needed. She changed every part of her life: Food, fitness, family, and her attitude. She went on Keto and started intermittent fasting. She doesn’t sweat the small stuff anymore. 

“If everything had gone great and I had not gotten cancer, I know I wouldn't be who I am today from a physical standpoint, from a mental standpoint, from a spiritual standpoint,” she says.

Amy and I get into how she balances an incredibly demanding career, a blended family and her wellness—and how keto and intermittent fasting help her do it. In pretty remarkable ways. “I remember especially when I started doing keto and intermittent fasting, seeing my brain come back to me was everything, everything,” Amy says.

Her mom and dad (in their 60s) even got on board to support her and made remarkable changes in their own health. Check out her mom’s website for a ton of recipes: https://myketohome.com.

She has set up her life in a beautiful way, and has wisdom, energy and advice for anyone just trying to make a change in their own life. “It was freedom,” Amy says. “That was one of my favorite unexpected joys from fasting and keto.”

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Jan 07, 2021
Bad Science and Diet Lies Keep Feeding Obesity: Gary Taubes with Dave Asprey : 778
00:47:12

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Gary Taubes, an award-winning (and my all-time favorite) scienceand health journalist widely known for his investigative work on the food and diet industries. 

He explains how the conventional thinking on obesity has led to 60 years of controversy, the on-going “diet wars,” and the current obesity and diabetes epidemics. 

You may know his previous book, “The Case Against Sugar,” which exposed the harsh dangers of sugar in our diets. He’s on this episode with his new book, “The Case For Keto.” 

“The nutritional and academic authorities have failed us, and they and we should acknowledge that,” he says. “Had they not failed us, we would, almost by definition, never have reached this point of epidemic obesity.”

Decades of bad science within the mainstream medical community led to all sorts of bad advice from doctors on how patients should diet and manage their overall nutrition. In this episode we talk about the decades of those misconceptions:

  • How authorities from the 1820s onward, and clinical trials from the 1930s onward, reported that people with obesity could lose weight “as if by magic” if they just abstained from carbohydrates and replaced those calories with fat.
  • How the fat shaming so prevalent in our society stems directly from the conventional thinking on obesity, that we get fat because we consume more calories than we expend, that we overeat.
  • Why trying to lose weight by eating less and exercising more—trying to create and maintain a calorie deficit—will make us hungry, but not lean.
  • Why tens of thousands of physicians worldwide have taken, specifically, to eating ketogenic diets—"keto,” very low in carbohydrates, high in fat—and why they now prescribe this way of eating to their patients.


“People do fad diets, because the conventional wisdom doesn't work,” Gary says. “You do exactly what you're told to do and all it does is keep you fat and make you hungry. You feel bad about yourself because you blame yourself for failing. Any reasonable person in that circumstance is going to look for another approach.”

So, how can we move forward on a better path? I’m so excited for you to listen and find out.

Gary’s work is some of the best at breaking everything down in order to reveal the truth. And in this case, you’ll learn from him how he found out that a low-carb/high-fat diet makes you healthier, controls blood sugar and blood pressure, diminishes chronic pain, reduces weight, and improves heart disease risk. What’s not to love?

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Jan 05, 2021
When Mother Nature Says, ‘I’m Out,’ Geoengineering Hacks Will Fix Our Planet: Thomas Kostigen with Dave Asprey : 777
00:59:53

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I talk with Thomas Kostigen about how there’s no returning to nature as we knew it. His current work focuses on climate disaster and emergency preparedness. And to write his newest book, “Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Reimagine the Future”, Thomas went to the frontlines of geoengineering projects that scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and other visionaries around the world are developing to solve the problems associated with global warming. 

“My book is based in rigorous science and all the methodologies that are in it are backed by serious scientists who have certain solutions,” Thomas said. “Geoengineering is controversial by its very nature, by certain segments, not only of the environmental movement but others.”

New York Times bestselling author, award-winning National Geographic writer, activist and journalist, Thomas has reported from war zones to the world's wonders across five continents. He’s now looking at what space and the future may hold. A space umbrella? Laser lightning rod? Lotus tower? Ice Stupa? Ever heard of these? Well, they might be the next tools and technologies we use to fix our planet.

“We have to shift the conversation from what's far out there to what's reasonable, and what can we do in the here and the now,” he says. “We have to deal with what's in front of us today, but we also have to look at it as a learning mechanism for tomorrow.”

In “Hacking Planet Earth,” Thomas examines the furthest out-there and most forward-thinking fixes for our climate that go beyond carbon emission and waste mitigation.

“Fate cannot be left to chance any longer," he says. …" It is time to turn our collective attention toward supporting industry and encouraging the business community, scientists and technologists—innovators!—to step up and do what they do best: invent, pioneer, disrupt the same old ways of doing things.”

Our discussion dives into geoengineering and other technologies that could protect our planet. Thomas also talks about the importance of using today’s virtual modeling technology to inform those solutions, and their consequences. These futurist, world-changing ideas will save us, he says. On today’s show, we’ll learn why he thinks so.

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" efforts aren't enough anymore,” Thomas says. “These individual efforts are a necessary part of the fight against climate change, but it’s time to think bigger—much bigger.”

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Dec 30, 2020
Censorship Costs Lives: Brian Rose Keeps it Real in London with Dave Asprey : 776
00:50:48

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is a little different. I’m featuring Brian Rose, the founder, CEO and host of the wildly popular London Real podcast, livestream platform, TV show and multi-media company. He’s a great friend, longtime supporter and the current frontrunner in London’s political race for mayor.

 Brian left a career in banking that spanned Chicago, New York and London to start the London Real podcast in 2011. He wanted to broadcast content he couldn’t find in the mainstream media. His aim was to have real conversations with real people, so his show featured guests that could come on and speak in unscripted, unedited and uncensored ways. “I do not agree with everything you say,” he proclaims, “but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

With that mindset, he’s created a multi-media business reaching billions (yes, billions) of people around the globe.

“And then 2020 came,” Brian says. “And there was a lot of fear out there. And people didn't know who to trust and people weren't trusting the mainstream media. They weren't trusting the governments. And so we decided to start having voices on that might offer some alternative opinions.” 

In April, one of the YouTube London Real episodes was deleted and banned without notice because “it violated their community guidelines.” After nine years on a channel with half a billion views, Brian realized just how heavily censorship limited the content he could create.

“I soon realized that censorship was real,” Brian says. “We got censored on Facebook, on Instagram, I got kicked off of LinkedIn, my TED Talk disappeared off their channel for about a week, PayPal, Vimeo pulled my videos, Dropbox pulled my account.”

 So, he took action and created his own livestream platform, raising a million dollars in 11 days for what’s now called the Digital Freedom Platform. There, he’s interviewed Nobel Prize winners, scientists, doctors, nurses, professors emeritus from MIT, four star generals and more.

 But that’s not all. He wants to make change on an even more massive scale, so he’s running to be mayor of Londonas an independent candidate. Through his Transform London 2021 plan executed with strong leadership, he believes he can make London a world-class capital city once again and one of the most desirable places in the world to live, work and visit.

“Our mission statement on the wall [at London Real] is to create a mass scale transformation of humanity into a fully empowered conscious and cooperative species,” says Brian. “But being mayor of London is the way I could really, really do that. So, it's exciting. It's scary. It's nerve wracking, it's uncomfortable, but I love it.”

I can’t wait for you to hear this episode, where Brian and I talk about censorship, current events, and his larger plans for transforming London. 

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Dec 29, 2020
You’re Actually Not a Badass and Here’s Why – Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 775
01:01:19

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., is a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. We go way beyond basic needs and discuss how to get close to transcendence. Hint: you get to change (or even drop) the story you tell about yourself. It’s one of the hard parts of self-actualization, but worth it to move your life forward.

When Scott discovered Abraham Maslow's unfinished theory of transcendence through unpublished journals, lectures and essays, he felt a deep connection to his own work. Maslow is most famous for his theory on the hierarchy of needs 

“We can harness [Maslow’s theory of] transcendence in our lives and we can be motivated by what he called the B values, the values of pure being, the values in life that you don't engage with and you're not one with because you want something else,” Scott says.

Scott’s curiosity led him to finish Maslow’s theory and update it with seven decades of new science that’s been discovered since. The result is Scott’s new book, “Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization.”

I took Scott’s free self-actualization test, and we explore my results in today’s discussion. Scott has great insights about how to approach vulnerability with yourself and others, self-awareness, attachment and other critical pieces of human growth and personal development. 

“A lot of people don't realize that they can actually divorce their mind and have a lot more psychological free will,” he says. “Sometimes I think it's an act of craziness to exert it.”

Scott unravels the mysteries of Maslow’s unfinished theory and integrates these ideas with the latest research on connection, creativity, love, purpose and other building blocks of a life well lived, and gives science-backed suggestions, including:

  • Fight familiarization and seek fresh experiences. 
  • Periodically get away from time-and-space concerns. 
  • Get out of the “deficiency realm” by deliberately going to the “being realm.” 


“These aren't necessarily things that are going to make you happy,” Scott says. “Again, we're going through the difference between happiness and growth, but they're things that will help you grow. They really will. They'll help you get outside your comfort zone.”

Scott has been named one of "50 Groundbreaking Scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider. He’s hosted “The Psychology Podcast” since 2014 and wrote the popular “Beautiful Minds” blog for Scientific American for close to a decade.

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Dec 22, 2020
BONUS: Take This Step to Create the Best Year of Your Life – Jack Canfield with Dave Asprey : 774
00:40:37

In this special bonus episode of Bulletproof Radio, the person known as America's No. 1 Success CoachJack Canfieldjoins me to talk about how you still have time to finish this year strong and move into the new year with a powerful plan.

“Everyone says, "Well, we're going to have a new normal,” Jack explains. “What if we say, "Let's have a new better"?”

He’s developed a 16-week Coaching Club that combines the energy, excitement, and connection of a live event with the face-to-face accountability, commitment, and feedback of an ongoing coaching program. Jack will be personal mentor– live!

“This program helps anyone take their next step and helps them figure out what is it that they want to create,” Jack says. “It's pretty much for anyone who wants to get better and produce more and have more fun and have a better life.”

Jack’s favorite meme of 2020 is both funny and spot on: "Nobody got it right in 2015 when they said, 'Where do you see yourself in five years?'"

This past year made everyone rethink life, work, family and friendships. “What's really starting to show up during a pandemic is accountability and community,” Jack says. 

People found creative ways to change. Online learning itself completely leveled up and opened doors that previously didn’t exist. 

 Jack gives such value in his teachings that I’ve invited him to the show several times before on episodes #551 “From LSD to Chicken Soup” and #471 “Go Beyond Chicken Soup and Confront Your Fears.” His new Coaching Club program gives you all the tools you need to act on your ideas and inspirations.

“Fear is going into the future and imagining bad stuff,” he says. “So, you can just as easily go into the future and imagine positive stuff.”

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Dec 20, 2020
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #6
00:13:32

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #6:

  • Lonely brains crave people.
  • A new drug reverses age-related cognitive decline super quick.
  • Repetitive behaviors and gut problems may be related.
  • Degenerative diseases progress in two distinct phases.
  • Sensitivity to oxidative stress increases without enough sleep.
  • Farming on Mars is about more than poop.


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Dec 18, 2020
Trigger Autophagy Without Fasting – Dr. Elizabeth Yurth Talks Spermidine with Dave Asprey : 773
00:59:14

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Dr. Elizabeth Yurth explains how spermidine, a substance found in the human body and almost all plants and animals, can slow down the cellular aging process and influence your overall health.

“Where we see spermidine work is at a very, very base level to correct the autophagy to get rid of those bad mitochondria so that now we're not being overwhelmed by reactive oxygen species,” Dr. Yurth says. “We actually will start to recycle the bad parts of the cell and start with a new cell at that point.”

 Dr. Yurth is medical director/chief medical officer at Boulder Longevity Institute, and a partner with Longevity Labs+, the company that’s been pioneering spermidine research for the last decade and focuses their research on the improvement of aging. 

So what does spermidine do? Most importantly, it regulates a cell renewal process called autophagy, one of the most touted benefits of fasting.

Spermidine helps you take control of the aging process.

SpermidineLIFE® is the first naturally extracted and clinically tested dietary supplement to promote cellular renewal after multiple studies, trials and 10 years of research.

People in clinical trials reported better memory, better sleep, more energy, reduced brain fog, improved skin and hair, and more. 

“Spermidine’s working on so many pathways to reduce reactive oxygen species, to improve the immune health, and to reduce the inflammatory cytokines that we know are initiated in these disease processes,” Dr. Yurth says.

Spermidine is an important part of the body’s cellular processes that:

  • Support healthy cell aging
  • Have preventive effects on age-related diseases
  • Increase life expectancy and liver protection
  • Promote healthy weight
  • Normalize bone density
  • Reduce age-dependent muscular atrophy
  • Enhance growth of hair, skin, and nails


“Every single species, every one-cell organism. Everybody has this, so we know it’s critical to life," Dr. Yurth says. "We absolutely know it’s critical to life.”

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Dec 18, 2020
How to Get Fitter Cells, Stronger Muscles and a Longer Life – Timeline Nutrition with Dave Asprey : 772
00:52:13

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’ve invited two experts who know a lot about plants and how plants interact with our cell biology. We discuss the exciting new discovery of a molecule called Urolithin A that’s a breakthrough in mitochondrial health. Urolithin A promotes mitochondrial function, muscle strength and longevity. 

Navindra Seeram, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Rhode Island and is one of the most highly cited scientists in Agricultural Sciences.

With a background in cell and molecular biology, biomedical engineering and engineering, Chris Rinsch, Ph.D., has been immersed in the biotech and life sciences industry for more than two decades. 

Our conversation centers on Mitopure™, the first clinically tested Urolithin A available through Timeline Nutrition.

One of the most important things Urolithin A does is revitalize the energy factories inside our cells. Each of our cells contain mitochondria, and the cell has an innate process of cleaning up the damaged mitochondria and recycling them. This process is called mitophagy. Urolithin A supports cellular health by stimulating mitophagy to keep cells fit and running efficiently.

“It's really important to keep your mitochondria at its peak performance,” Chris says, “no matter what your general health conditions are.”

Urolithin A is generated by the gut microflora as a natural food metabolite of ellagitannins, a class of compounds found in the pomegranate and other fruits, nuts and tea. Their studies have shown some pretty amazing results.

“We saw that when we started incubating and feeding worms with Urolithin A they were increasing their lifespan by about 50 percent,” Chris says. “And when the studies moved to mice, they ran 40 percent further and longer after taking the Urolithin A.”

Listen on to find out more about how Urolithin A is such a breakthrough for mitochondrial health and how it’s a game changer for cellular nutrition.

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Dec 15, 2020
Control Stress and Regulate Your Nervous System in 5 Steps – Lisa Wimberger with Dave Asprey : 771
00:59:27

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Lisa Wimberger was struck by lightning at age 15 and lived. That lightning strike set in motion a grand mal seizure disorder that she lived with for the next two decades and ultimately influenced her life’s work with neuroplasticity.

The seizures became life threatening, but that condition inspired her to find ways to protect and rebuild her body and mind. She went on to explore neuroplasticity, a process that helped her to disrupt her seizures.

“There's a seizure halo from stress and maladaptive vagal tone and then there's a seizure. Well, there's a gap in space and time between those two things and it might be a fraction a second, but that is a response pattern that I've gotten really good at. Neuroplasticity says I can change those things. It doesn't tell me how exactly, but I'm going to figure it out. I had all of this meditation that I was not using for my well-being, and then all of the science, and I just backwards engineered.”

The most profound insight she learned was that the way she was meditating was actually harmful to her. “When you hear the word meditation, it's not one size fits all,” Lisa says. “There's all different kinds and you have to know what works for your body.”

 Lisa founded the NeuroSculpting® Institute in Colorado, where she teaches people and organizations who suffer from stress disorders, including law enforcement teams. She created NeuroSculpting®, a 5-step meditation process that can help an individual release the grip of old patterns and entrain their brain to creating new and more supportive patterns, habits and behaviors. 

“The benefits are you still get to hack into your nervous system, and you get to file down the sharp edges of any thought that might have triggered you into arousal at any point in time, or you can create brand new thoughts,” she says. “Neuroplasticity doesn't care if it's an experience you've never had or an experience you've had. It only cares that you're programming it with buy-in, and it's going to store that in your mind as a pattern.”

Lisa earned a master’s degree in Education, a Foundations Certification in NeuroLeadership, and certificates in medical neuroscience, visual perception, and the brain, and neurobiology. She’s written numerous books on neuroplasticity and stress management, including Neurosculpting: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness and New Beliefs, New Brain: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear.

She’s also co-creator of a digital app made up of interactive NeuroSculpting® modules that shift brain neuroplasticity and support well-being, called NeuroPraxis. This unique app helps people re-pattern trauma and nervous system suffering through guided meditation.

Listen today as we talk about Lisa’s discoveries in brain entrainment, stress management and meditation practices that do no harm.

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Dec 12, 2020
Your Guide to Psychedelic Psychotherapy – Dr. Phil Wolfson with Dave Asprey : 770
00:58:30

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. Phil Wolfson, the creator of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. He shares his vast knowledge about the benefits of ketamine, and other healing chemicals like mushrooms or MDMA, as a treatment for depression, PTSD, addiction and other conditions. Dr. Wolfson leads patients through psychedelic psychotherapy sessions, guiding them through their past and present in an open, altered state of mind.

Dr. Wolfson is a specialist in psychedelic psychotherapy, a practicing Buddhist, and a “psychonaut.” His invaluable work is the result of an intense, many-decades-long clinical psychiatry/psychotherapy practice that focuses on new pathways for healing.

“There's really no right or wrong with psychedelics,” Dr. Wolfson says. “They have special properties. People go through either a low dose or moderate to high dose experience. That experience is separated from your life here. And then the real work is the integration as people come back, [asking] How am I different? What have I learned from this?”

For example, in the first hour of mushrooms or psilocybin, you're going to go through a psychological scrape, he says. “All the misdeeds, and things you owe to people, and how you've been hurt or hurt others.”

“It's about how do we integrate our lives and relationship in this very difficult time with people and in our beings, and what practices we bring to this whole thing. So, it's not just about substances.”

“We use our medicines in a sacred way,” Dr. Wolfson says. “We're not doing traditional medicine; we're not doing intravenous anesthesiology practices. We bring people in, we do invocation. We help people move into a state of contemplation before we do substances.”

He’s also the CEO of the non-profit Ketamine Research Foundation, the director of the Center for Transformational Psychotherapy and a founding member of the Heffter Research Institute (HRI), a non-profit scientific organization. HRI has been helping design, review and fund the leading studies on psilocybin (the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms) at research institutions in the U.S. and Europe. 

Dr. Wolfson leads the newly founded Indra’s Net Coalition, which brings people around the world together in the midst of crisis for healing, self-expression and connection.

Indrasnetcoalition.org is a worldwide universal concept about connection,” he says. “It's about forming a network that is exists because we're all connected.” 

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Dec 10, 2020
How Trauma Travels Through Generations and Changes Your Genes – Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 769
01:02:32

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I dive into an intriguing discussion about trauma with my guest, Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D. We touch on what her latest research is uncovering about the role epigenetics plays in trauma and how to identify signs of trauma in your own life. 

“Trauma affects everybody,” Rachel says. “Having a traumatic event will definitely change you in some way in terms of how you view the world.”

RRachel is a professor and vice-chair of Psychiatry and professor of Neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Her work focuses on the fields of psychology, trauma, and epigenetic research. She has authored more than 300 high-cited journal articles and book chapters and developed fascinating insights about risk and resilience. Her research on cortisol and brain function has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of PTSD worldwide.

With her in-depth knowledge of PTSD and epigenetics, Rachel walks us through how our parents' traumas can be passed down through the generations and how those triggers that you're working on today may not have originated in your lifetime. 

"It's not just that you carry the genes of your parents,” Rachel says. “You carry their history. You carry a lot of the sum total of their experiences."

We also discuss:

  • The often misunderstood role that cortisol plays in the stress response and how this "stress-hormone" may be better identified as an anti-stress hormone.
  • How previously banned drugs like MDMA, DMT, and psilocybin may hold therapeutic potential for people working through traumas, and the road ahead for research into these drugs. 
  • The importance of finding the right practitioner to work with you on traumas that you may experience or have emerge in your life. 


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Dec 08, 2020
New Solutions for the Growing Food Allergy Epidemic – Dr. Kari Nadeau with Dave Asprey : 768
01:05:24

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we take a look at how and why food allergies affect so many of us. Conquering mine has helped me immensely on my Bulletproof journey and I want to share a conversation that could help you do the same.

Dr. Kari Nadeau is considered one of the world’s leading experts on food allergy, and is the author of the new book “"The End of Food Allergy, featuring Immunotherapy: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse a 21st-Century Epidemic". For more than 30 years she’s focused her expertise on the environmental and genetic factors that affect the risk of developing allergies and asthma, and the molecular mechanisms underlying the diseases. 

Allergies play a growing role in every part of our lives. They happen because of the products we put on our skin, the foods we eat every single day, and the products we use in our home and work environment. Dr. Nadeau offers ways to spot the allergens all around you.

“We have the science,” Dr. Nadeau says. “We should do better and make people's quality of life better in general: on the therapy side, on the convention side, as well as on the diagnostic side.”

Here are some quick allergy facts:

  • One in three Americans has some form of allergies. 
  • It is estimated that one in 20 adults in America (5%) has a food allergy and 1 in 13 children in the U.S. suffers from food allergy 
  • The rate of people with food allergies is doubling approximately every 10 years. 
  • Adults with food allergies have a 65% chance of passing those allergies to their children. 
  • 90% of food allergies are caused by the following 8 allergenic foods: cow’s milk, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, egg. 


“If you don't treat your body well within any given year, you might develop a food allergy,” Dr. Nadeau says. “You've got to take care of yourself because any one person can develop a food allergy newly, even if they didn't have an allergy before. This is a growing epidemic; it's just not a US-based disease anymore. It's growing around the world.”

 In the midst of a growing epidemic, Dr. Nadeau shares information about a potential upcoming treatment process that could help you find out what your allergies are, manage them if you already have them and potentially end them.

Listen on to find out the differences between food sensitivities and allergies, thresholds for bodily stress, and ways we can both cure and prevent asthma and allergies. Dr. Nadeau answers all these questions and much more.

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Dec 04, 2020
How Hacking Your Gut Bacteria Can Regulate Your Blood Sugar – Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 767
00:56:46

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Pendulum Therapeutics. We explore exciting new discoveries in the body’s gut microbiome and discuss how Pendulum is disrupting what we know about probiotics.

Pendulum uses biological and computational insights into the microbiome to develop solutions for health and disease conditions. 

“Rather than calling a disease by what the symptoms are, we are actually looking at the microbiome as an underlying infrastructure within our body,” Colleen says. 

Pendulum also identifies and isolates new bacterial strains, then combines those new strains to create unique probiotics. These are backed by clinical research studies. Using this discovery platform, Pendulum created the world’s first microbiome intervention for people with Type 2 Diabetes. 

“Managing your blood sugar is at the core of so many health issues, including your immune system,” Colleen says. “You really are more vulnerable and susceptible when you're not managing your blood sugars properly.”

In Pendulum’s clinical testing, they found out some interesting things.

“We have people with type 2 diabetes on multiple drugs,” Colleen says. “We have people with pre-diabetes who are looking to avoid crossing over into taking drugs. And we've had people who are healthy that are really concerned about “how is my body metabolizing sugar and fibers.” And so we offer free A1c testing, actually at baseline, and then three months in so that people can see their results. And I think that really helps people kind of believe the results that they're experiencing.”

Our conversation goes in a lot of directions related to the science of gut healthboth your inner environment and the one around you. We’re learning so much, so fast, that science is seeing all sorts of connections. The gut microbiome is the frontier of how we’ll define better health.

“Where we're heading is understanding that the microbiome is foundational in a lot of things like the immune response, allergies, digestion, metabolism, and that once you start to make sure that you have the right flora and all the right plants in your garden, you're actually going to be tackling a lot of these different things,” Colleen says. “And so, you won't have to have a specific thing for every disease because I think we're going to transform the way we think about disease.”

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Dec 04, 2020
Better Gut Health Using Oxygen and Iodine – Dr. Edward Group with Dave Asprey : 766
01:05:49

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. Edward Group, founder of the Global Healing Center. We talk about why disease and longevity begin in the gut and ways to keep your gut healthy through processes you’ve probably never heard of before. 

He’s “educating people on the root cause of disease and how they can clean up their external environment and how they can clean up their internal environment at the same time and take back control of their health and reactivate their body's self-healing mechanism.”

“Ninety percent of all the chemicals and toxins enter through the intestinal tract,” Dr. Group explains. He’s developed a unique form of oxygen to cleanse the digestive tract. This is paired with an active form of iodine that helps detoxify and helps repair any damaged tissue a lot faster.”

Dr. Group’s background is in chiropractic and naturopathic care, nutrition and functional medicine, but he’s worked in all sorts of spaces in between. He’s closely followed the work of Tesla and even has his own “Men in Black”-type story from his early research work.

We talk about his founding of the Global Healing Center, a nutrition and alternative medicine company that provides natural dietary/immune supplements and detox/cleanse programs, where he’s been CEO for 22 years. The Center’s began its own organic farm in 2009, which grew into a larger eco-manufacturing facility that makes products with pure, organic, and plant-based ingredients that can help you on your gut-healing journey. 

His personal mission is to teach and promote philosophies that produce good health, a clean environment, and positive thinking.

Dr. Group has authored several publications and is a frequent guest on radio, TV programs and documentary films. He’s dedicated to helping others through his work and talks all about ways you can tune into greater healing on his YouTube Channel (with more than 25 million views). 

“Some of the cheapest, most effective things like diatomaceous activated charcoal, sunlight, water, meditation, these are all things that don't cost any money yet have profound healing effects on the body,” Dr. Group says.

In this episode, Dr. Group and I cover a lot of ground. Everything from the intensity of the energy present in meditation to the ways you can profoundly heal your body. No matter your interest and knowledge in this topic, you’ll find something that resonates. 

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Dec 01, 2020
Your Morning Makes Your Day: 6 Practices To Get You Going – Hal Elrod with Dave Asprey : 765
00:56:47

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m welcoming back Hal Elrod to talk about the importance of setting yourself up for success with a morning practice and exciting news about the live experience of his documentary debut on Dec. 12, 2020, “The Miracle Morning Movie.”

“How you start your day is arguably the single most determining factor in the day that you live,” Hal says. “How you start your day sets the tone, the context, the direction for who you are that shows up in the rest of your day.”

Hal is the author of the bestselling book, “The Miracle Morning,” which has sold over 2 million copies and been translated into 37 languages; an expanded book series based on “The Miracle Morning,” and a follow-up book, “The Miracle Equation.”

After surviving multiple near-death experiences and impacting millions of people through his books, Hal is leading a worldwide movement to elevate the consciousness of humanity, one morning at a time. The worldwide premiere of his new documentary is part of this effort.

The Miracle Morning Movie,” gives you access to the morning rituals of some of the world’s most successful people and shows you how millions of ordinary people are doing the extraordinary. They simply changed how they start their morning and you can do the same. 

“Using the six practices of the Miracle Morning, you put yourself in a peak physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state, and you develop yourself into a better version of the person that went to bed the night before,” Hal says. “And now bring the best version of yourself into your relationships, into your work, into your general mental and emotional well-being.”

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Nov 27, 2020
Love is the Way: Hope for Ourselves and Others – Bishop Michael B. Curry with Dave Asprey : 764
00:59:04

In this special Thanksgiving episode of Bulletproof Radio, I wanted to bring things back to center with a focus on love and community after the wild year of change and stress we’ve had. Giving and receiving love is one of the most important ways we can be better humans.

“Beyond our national identities and loyalties, beyond our political sympathies and ideologies, beyond our religious and spiritual convictions and commitments, there is a universal hunger at the heart of every human being: to love and to be loved,” says Bishop Michael B. Curry. “It connects all people of faith, hope, and good will.”

I’m so pleased to be talking to Bishop Curry about this. He’s been the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church since 2015 and is the first African-American to lead the denomination. He’s recognized as one of the most popular preachers in the English language.

He’s served parish ministries for more than 40 years. Throughout his ministry, he’s been an advocate for human rights and active in issues of social justice, reconciliation, speaking out on immigration policy and marriage equality. He maintains a national preaching and teaching ministry and has authored five books.

His newest book, “Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times,” touches on the three kinds of love: eros, which is romantic; philiathe fraternal, brotherly love; and agapeunselfish, sacrificial love that seeks the well-being of others.

“They are all related,” Bishop Curry says. “They all have the same source.”

I learned a new way of looking at love during my conversation with Bishop Curry. I hope you do, too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you love.

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Nov 26, 2020
What To Do About Things You Didn’t See Coming – Rachel Hollis with Dave Asprey : 763
00:55:59

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I asked Rachel Hollis to come on the show today to talk about the new book she wrote during the pandemic. “Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart” captures the pain of the past year and offers ways to look at the lessons and growth, then move through it to something new. 

“2020... what a year, right? Rachel says. “It's been so freaking hard for so many people, but even in the hardship, there's beauty. We've seen humans doing incredible things, and our essential workers, and our healthcare workers and people are so inspiring. We've had more time to connect with our families, and just all of these things.”

Rachel is one of the most sought-after speakers, plays host to one of today’s top business podcasts, and uses her platform to empower and embolden women around the world. She laid the foundation for her lifestyle brand and media company with the same unfiltered honesty and staunch inclusivity that made her a New York Times bestselling author of “Girl, Wash Your Face” and “Girl, Stop Apologizing.” In both, she shared her most personal stories.

“The reality is that every new level you get to, there's an old expression in church that says, new levels, new devils, so every level that you get to, you're going to encounter new hardships,” she says.

“The first thing is you have to be honest about what actually is happening, not what you are telling yourself is happening, because when I think of the question of, everything feels hard, for me, what I want to follow that up with is, is everything hard, or does everything feel hard?" Rachel says. "Those are two completely different things.”

We talk about all the ways you are so much more than the trauma you are living in, whatever that trauma might be. You can let go of guilt, hack your courage and show up for yourself, your family and your community. You can choose joy even when life sucks.

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Nov 24, 2020
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #5
00:07:42

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #5:

  • Oxidative stress makes your cells change color.
  • Mount Vesuvius preserved an ancient brain for us to study.
  • Exercise produces a liver enzyme that strengthens your brain.
  • Being positive prevents cognitive decline.
  • Coronavirus has lessened the world's carbon dioxide emissions by a whole lot.


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Nov 20, 2020
Change Your State of Mind, No Drugs Required – Hapbee with Dave Asprey : 762
00:47:11

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re going to take a dive into wearable tech. And while you’ve heard a lot about tech that can help biohack your physiology on Bulletproof Radio over nearly 800 episodes, this one has a unique blueprint. It’s a mood ring for your mind.

What you want to do is actually change your biology and you can use data to do that. You also can use wearables that directly put signals into your body. This company achieves that with a device called Hapbee that allows you to choose your feelings on demand with the help of ultra-low energy magnetic fields.

Hapbee delivers safe, comfortable feelings to your body at the click of a button. I think it’s one of the next frontiers of biohacking.

CEO Scott Donnell is with me to explain how and why this actually works.

“If you can influence a cell with a subtle magnetic field, it's like, "Oh, I need to do more of this,” Scott says. “it changes how you feel no drugs or anything ingestible required.”

We talk science and we talk feelings. These are not mutually exclusive. We also show how the Hapbee can give you benefits every day like being alert, sleepy, calm, focused, happy and relaxed.

“If a protein receptor can change its shape, it can trigger a whole world of metabolic effects and hormones and RNA and things like that,” Scott says. “And that's what we're doing.”

Scott is a serial entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to both physical and mental health. He founded Hapbee in 2004 and has been working on this tech ever since. The most significant milestones have all been achieved in 2020, with the company just recently going public.

He also shares how Hapbee got him through a stressful year of workload and personal loss.

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Nov 19, 2020
Your Body, Your Choice: Take Control of Your Personal Health Data – Base with Dave Asprey : 761
00:57:32

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about ways that you can take charge of your own health data and measure what you want, when you want with at-home testing paired with a data-science app.

My guest is Lola Priego, founder of Base. She got frustrated with a personal health challenge and used her extensive tech background, medical training and creative problem solving to find a solution. That solution not only helped her; it’s now helping many others.

She realized how access to personal health data was key to get to the root cause of symptoms and improve with nutritional, lifestyle and supplement changes.

So, she developed a data-driven approach to health monitoring. Base applies tech and data science capabilities to make healthcare more affordable and accessible. It’s a data-driven approach to sleep, stress, energy, and diet with lab testing and data-science.

“We definitely see a lot of people desperate,” Lola says. “I was desperate myself, but I was even more frustrated, just seeing all of the tools available at a big tech company that were not used for the right things.”

Base offers science-based results and recommendations based on continuous blood and saliva at-home testing. It’s an at-home bio-marker testing paired with an app for tracking.

“We believe in continuous monitoring and testing to get to the root cause of your symptoms or to just monitor the things that you care about,” Lola says. “Continuous testing is the way to improve, really learn about your body and learn what things work for you. Because it's not a one size fits all.”

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Nov 17, 2020
How Fasting Can Beat Genetics and Control Cancer – Dr. Jason Fung with Dave Asprey : 760
01:07:10

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian nephrologist known as a pioneer in intermittent fasting in a clinical setting. He’s co-founder and chairman of The Fasting Method.

He’s now turned his attention to cancer with his new book: “The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery.”

A completely new and fascinating concept of cancer has emerged. The evolutionary concept of cancer maintains that cancer already exists buried deep into every cell of every multicellular animal, and its development is driven by Darwinian selection pressure. 

Dr. Fung is the site chief of medicine at Scarborough General Hospital; scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance; and a kidney specialist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

His specialty is in intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. His groundbreaking work in the treatment of obesity and diabetes has won him international acclaim. He’s the author of several bestselling books on fasting, as well as the “The Obesity Code” and “The Diabetes Code.”

“Obesity related cancers are actually starting to sort of move their way back up, which is of course very concerning,” Dr. Fung says. “Liver cancer has tripled in the last 20 years. And this is directly related to the obesity epidemic, as well as this sort of epidemic of type 2 diabetes that we're getting.”

“And in cancer, it's different because insulin is also a growth factor,” he says. “So, not only is it important for weight gain metabolism, but it's also a growth factor. When you start to have too much insulin, then not only does it lead to the obesity type 2 diabetes, but it's also going to tip the scales in terms of growth, which is going to tip the scale in favor of cancer.”

“There’s something that you can dostop feeding the growth of cancer. It’s within your control.”

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Nov 13, 2020
Put on Some Weight for Better Sleep and Less Stress – Baloo Living with Dave Asprey : 759
00:46:00

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a seeker with a success story. And that story includes creating a weighted blanket that will change the way you sleep.

After 15 years searching for fulfillment through her career—in politics, publishing, finance and start-ups, Elizabeth Grojean detached from life in the city to look within. She headed to Bali where she focused on meditation, yoga, healing and finding a new way of living—one rooted in connection, generosity and mindfulness.

On that foundation, she created the sleep and wellness company Baloo Living and launched a weighted blanket as her first product. It's a year-round self-care tool.

Studies show that pressure touch stimulates serotonin in the body. By using a weighted blanket, “it becomes faster and easier to go to sleep,” Elizabeth explains. “There's a very subtle but sudden physical, physiological response that happens. The pressure on the body is letting you know that it's safe to relax that fight or flight response.”

Within months of its 2018 launch, Baloo earned a reputation as one of the top brands on the market, where it remains. Elizabeth doesn’t compromise when it comes to materials or experience. 

“The idea of doing something good for yourself by using a bag of plastic felt so negative to me in terms of the environmental aspect of that,” she says. “Energetically, I just didn't like the idea of that at all.” Instead, Baloo’s blankets use materials certified to be free of chemicals and toxins.

From tips on finding yourself, entrepreneurship and how to ease your anxiety and sleep better with a weighted blanket, you’re going to learn a lot in this episode from Elizabeth’s path.

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Nov 12, 2020
Energy Economics: Your Focus is Your Money Flow – Pedram Shojai with Dave Asprey : 758
01:01:52

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Pedram Shojai, O.M.D., a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Master Herbalist and acupuncturist. We talk about his new book, “FOCUS: Bringing Time, Energy and Money into Flow” and how you can bring your attention in line with your intention to get the life you want.

Pedram is a New York Times bestselling author of “The Urban Monk” and founder of Well.org. He is an acclaimed Qigong Master and Taoist Abbot with a practical approach to modern living.

In our unpredictable and continually changing world, we are constantly in a state of figuring out how to sow our seeds for a happy life, which necessitates tending to the needs of our health, career, family and friends, passions, and desires. Unfortunately, time never seems to be on our side, and if anything, often it seems out of our control.

But what if you had the ability to take control of how you trade your energy for time and to increase your body’s “energy budget?”

“Once you get your life lined and you figure out where you want your energy to go, it's like cash in the pocket,” Pedram says. “It doesn't hurt to have more once your economics are fixed, and that's where I think a lot of people lose it is their focus is everywhere so their life is everywhere, and they don't get the life that they say they want because they're just not focusing on their priorities. They're not focusing on their life.”

Your life circles around an exchange of time, money, and energy.

“In Chinese medicine we say the Qi follows the Shen, the spirit,” Pedram says. “Spirit is the attention housed in the heart. So where your focus goes, your energy goes, and if you can sustain your focus, the energy that you're generating through the cells of your body, through the mitochondria, through this miraculous thing called life, continues to go to where your focus goes, and then the material universe starts to assemble around that.”

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Nov 10, 2020
Psychedelics Offer New Solutions for Social Isolation – Dr. Julie Holland with Dave Asprey : 757
00:58:43

Psychedelics Offer New Solutions for Social Isolation – Dr. Julie Holland with Dave Asprey – #757

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest today is psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Dr. Julie Holland. In her newest book, “Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul to Psychedelics,” she explains why we need connection, how we’ve lost it, and how we might find it again. She believes psychedelics can help.

“We're really not built to be isolated,” Dr. Holland explains. “We're social primates, we're built for connection. It's how we survive.”

Dr. Holland stands on the frontlines of some of the nation’s leading and most exciting research surrounding psychedelic medicine and connection. “If we ever needed less suffering and more creativity, it is now. We need outside-the- box solutions to our current psychospiritual problems,” she says.

 Psychedelic medicines, taken under the direction of a trained psychiatrist, can catalyze a connection with the self, nature, or the cosmos.

 Dr. Holland reveals how we can “turn on” and “tune in” to the brain chemistry that supports connection and tamp down the fight or flight mode that derails sleep, metabolism, libido and much more. She helps us understand that our behaviors are driven by the hormones and neurotransmitters that make up good (and bad) brain chemistry, including; testosterone, estrogen, dopamine, serotonin and most crucially, oxytocin.

“The thing that we really haven't heard enough about and that I am sort of preaching is the parasympathetic nervous system,” Dr. Holland says. “It's the exact opposite of fight or flight. It's not all about attacking and running away. Sometimes survival is about staying and connecting and collaborating, getting input from people, making good decisions.”

“The parasympathetic is where the body can repair itself and it's also where we can repair our relationships,” she says. “It's where we can sort of tend and befriend and mend the connections, it's where we can be social.”

Listen on to the end to hear Dr. Holland’s top three recommendations for enhancing connection in your life.

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Nov 06, 2020
3 Simple Tools That Banish Loneliness and Strengthen Connection – Dr. Vivek Murthy with Dave Asprey : 756
00:59:51

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Vivek Murthy and I talk about a topic that often doesn’t get talked aboutloneliness. People often don’t know how to define it; they just know they feel it. Sometimes people are afraid to admit it. It also harms people’s health, productivity, and happiness.

I was intrigued by Dr. Vivek Murthy’s book “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.”

Dr. Murthy is an internal medicine physician who served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States appointed by President Barack Obama. During his service, he visited communities all over the United States to find out what health issues concerned people most. 

“To my surprise, the topic of emotional well-being, in general, and loneliness in particular, received the strongest response from the public of any issues I worked on as surgeon general,” Dr. Murthy says in his book. “It’s a universal condition that affects all of us directly or through the people we love.”

He also saw a common thread of loneliness when he took care of patients in private medical practice.

His work with loneliness obviously leads to the power of connection. Human connection is critical to our health, its value is often overlooked, and it couldn’t be more timely to talk about right now.

“During this global pandemic, people have actually been pulled even further apart in some ways,” Dr. Murthy says. “We're not able to see each other as readily as we were able to before. That has introduced an even deeper element of loneliness into many people's lives. My worry is that if we don't do anything differently, if we don't recognize what's happening, then we will experience a deepening of that loneliness and trigger something that I think of as a social recession.”

He also says that loneliness is a great masquerader: it can look like anger, boredom, depression or anxiety. There’s no shame in identifying loneliness for what it is, which is, in fact, a common human condition. And with awareness, we can name it and take steps to shore up our social connections. There are many tips in this episode to help you foster deeper connections and improve your well-being.

“If we harness the power of social connection and recognize just how much it could impact our health, our performance and our sense of fulfillment, then we could improve our lives in extraordinary ways,” Dr. Murthy says.

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Nov 06, 2020
How Friendships Improve Your Health and Help You Live Longer – Lydia Denworth with Dave Asprey : 755
00:53:52

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Lydia Denworth, author of “Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond.” Our discussion explores how friendship influences the human experience and contributes to our health, especially in this time of social distancing. In fact, friendship is as important as food and fitness.

Throughout human history, family and romantic relationships have gotten all the attention. Friendships weren’t even considered essential. That’s all changing now as scientific study digs into the biological, psychological, and emotional effects of friendship. Scientists can now define and measure it. And they are finding that friendship quality matters much more than quantity–sorry, not sorry, social media.

“The biological part of it is that we now understand that friendship is as important for your health as diet and exercise,” Lydia says. 

“And it gets under your skin as scientists say. It really affects your health on all kinds of levels: your immune system, your stress, your cardiovascular system, your mental health and cognitive health,” Lydia says. “And the fact that it does thatthat a relationship that exists outside the body entirely can get in and change how your health worksseems to me a sign that this is something that is really critical and that is deserving a far more respect and attention than we tend to give it.”

Lydia is an acclaimed science journalist and contributing editor at Scientific American where she covers the brain and psychology. She’s visited brain imaging labs and baboon troops in Kenya and written about everything from Alzheimer’s to zebrafish. She’s been in a unique position to see the evolving science on friendship in the animal and human world.

“We now understand that there are real evolutionary advantages to being good at making and maintaining friends,” Lydia says.

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Nov 03, 2020
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #4
00:09:55

Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy!

Here’s the current lineup for episode #4:

  • Sheep brain waves offer clues about human brain wave activity.
  • New materials protect from EMFs.
  • We know sperm are strong swimmers, but the way they swim is a bit wonky.
  • Sorry, your dog doesn't care what your face looks like.
  • Think you have one foot arch? Turns out we've evolved to have two.


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Oct 30, 2020
You Can Prevent and Even Reverse Cognitive Decline – Dr. Dale Bredesen with Dave Asprey : 754
00:56:52

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. Dale Bredesen is a globally renowned expert in neurodegenerative diseases. His work has been inspired by the notion that Alzheimer's as it is currently known is "not just preventable, but reversible." 

He’s currently the Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Apollo Health and a professor at UCLA. Dr. Bredesen was on the show on episode #522 where we talked about his New York Times bestseller” “The End of Alzheimer’s.” 

He’s back on the show with a detailed program that he uses with his own patients. This program can be tailored to anyone’s needs and will enhance cognitive ability at any age.

What we call Alzheimer’s disease is actually a protective response to a wide variety of insults to the brain: inflammation, insulin resistance, toxins, infections, and inadequate levels of nutrients, hormones, and growth factors.

“I really believe that this field [neurodegenerative diseases] has more misunderstandings, misconceptions, and misperceptions, and myths than just about any other field, and people are dying,” Dr. Bredesen says. “These are not just white lies. These are things that people are dying for, and so let's quit thinking that the brain is functioning as a linear system here, and let's look at what actually makes a difference for people's cognition.”

Dr. Bredesen’s “The End of Alzheimer’s Program” goes deeper into the science of reversing Alzheimer’s disease, with new research and a more programmatic approach that answers questions readers had after reading “The End of Alzheimer’s.” It lays out the tests, treatments and lifestyle musts you can do right now. 

You’ll take a dive into Ketoflex 12/3; get advice to prevent and reverse cognitive decline that is tailored to specific symptoms; learn more information about lifestyle influences; and examine the risks and solutions for toxic exposure.

In this conversation, Dr. Bredesen also recommends starting with the big three: a series of blood tests, a cognitive assessment, and an MRI with volumetrics. Listen on for more resources on how to keep your brain at peak functioning.

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Oct 29, 2020
Achieve Oralgasm With a Dirty Mouth – Trina Felber with Dave Asprey : 753
00:52:10

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to find out how, why and what to do about your oral health so you can not only have whiter and stronger teeth, but a better immune system, better skin and less of a chance for internal disease.

My guest is Trina Felber (RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA), the creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, an all-natural health product company that specializes in oral health and skin care lines for women and men.

Trina focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health and believes that the antiseptic products we use in our mouths are doing more harm than good. After more than 25 years as a registered nurse and nurse anesthetist, Trina has transitioned into an oral/dental health expert. 

“The reason that we end up with cavities is because of the environment that our teeth are in,” Trina says. “Our teeth are in an acidic environment the majority of the time. Most of the foods that we're eating are acidic. The dental products that were being sold on the market are creating more acids in your mouth. The more acid you have in your mouth, the more minerals your teeth lose, the more bad bacteria you grow, and the more chance of having what I call leaky gum syndrome or gingivitis. Once you go down that path, you end up with all sorts of health issues that are inflammatory related, including leaky gut syndrome and all of that digestive issues that you might suffer from."

Listen on for some great tips on how taking care of your oral health, like ditching your toothpaste and mouthwash, using light instead of peroxide, and why minerals are so important.

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Oct 27, 2020
Biohack Your Voice for Better Communication Instantly – Roger Love with Dave Asprey : 752
01:00:37

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to find out just how much your voice influences your life. People make value judgments about you within three seconds of hearing your voice. You may not even realize how much it’s affecting your career or your personal relationships. 

So, we’re going to biohack your voice! I’ve invited Roger Love on the show because he’s one of the world’s leading authorities on vocal sound. I’ve been working with him myself and have learned so much about how I breathe and how my nervous system works. 

“Singing and speaking is basically the exact same thing,” Roger says. “When you sing, you have control over pitch, how high or how low you go, pace, how fast or how slow you go. Melody: does it go up like this or does it go down like this? Volume and tone matter. Singers and speakers actually have the same ingredients like great chefs have. It's about how you mix those ingredients.”

In his 30 years of voice coaching experience, he’s trained over 130,000 people worldwide, including professional speakers, singers and actors (many who’ve won Grammy and Oscar awards) and professional communicators. Roger has won awards in film coaching credits, most recently for “A Star Is Born” featuring actor. Bradley Cooper, who sang all the songs himself, and Lady Gaga.

Roger combines scientific research with innovative techniques to go beyond simply word-smithing to help people create their own unique “sound” and find their voice. 

He goes on to explain that “speaking is actually physically connecting with people because it’s vibrating your body,” Roger says. “If the sounds hit you, they vibrate your body. So those sounds go into the first part of the brain that's called the amygdala. And the job of the amygdala is to only let things through to the prefrontal cortex if it's emotional.”

If you make sounds where the melodies, volumes and tonal qualities are emotional, then the amygdala sends it right to the prefrontal cortex, where it gets processed, thought about, felt about and stored into memory and then the person can take action on it. 

Super cool to know how our bodies and brains work together to make sense of vocal sounds!

And this matters for you now more than ever, because you spend all day every day, if you work from home, using your voice, in fact, your voice becomes much more important than the grainy video from your webcam most likely. This episode is full of great tips you can start using right away.

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Oct 23, 2020
Breathing Essentials That Will Change Your Life – James Nestor with Dave Asprey : 751
00:57:36

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to learn how to breathe. And the person who’s going to explain it is my guest James Nestor. He’s a San Francisco-based science journalist, author, surfer, free diver, adventurer, and speaker. His new book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art,” takes on a topic that we all take for granted.

So why is the topic of breathing so fascinating? Apparently, as “natural as breathing” really isn’t. Our breathing has evolved, and not for the better. Even though we think we know how to do it, our lives since the Industrial Age have been disrupted in ways that now are harming us. 

James set out on a decade-long quest to find out where our breathing went wrong—and how to fix it. He uncovered the history of ancient breathing techniques and the science behind breathing. His book draws on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology. He takes an intense and interesting look at this basic biological function of ours. 

One of the astounding things he discovered had to do with mouth breathing. 

“Twenty-five to 50 percent of the population are chronic mouth breathers,” James says. “So, we don't use our noses either because we can’t, because they're always plugged up, or we just choose not to. … So many people have chronic sinus. So many people are mouth breathing. And so many people have asthma that we've accepted this as completely normal, and it's not. And the science is very clear what damage this is doing to us as a population.”

You’ll be thrilled at the stuff you’ll learn in this episode that you didn’t know before. From bone structure to oxygen intake to heart rate–and even your genitalia–breathing is at the center of it all.  

James is here to talk about ways that proper breathing can help heal modern medical conditions, ease anxiety and basically change your life.

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Oct 22, 2020
3 Pillars of Performance: Cold, Breath & Mind – Wim Hof with Dave Asprey : 750
00:57:11

To Bulletproof Radio listeners: The audio on this particular episode is not our usual quality due to technical difficulties on an international connection. We ask for your understanding, as we didn't want to delay bringing this awesome guest to you.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Wim Hof, aka, “The Iceman.” Wim holds multiple world records for his feats of endurance and exposure to cold. 

He’s based in the Netherlands and has taught breathing techniques all over the world. His methods can change your body chemistry, infuse you with energy, and focus your mind.

“The breath is a door,” Wim says. “Without the breath, what is there? It’s where you and I and everyone else began. It’s where all life begins.”

He’s taken his techniques and distilled them into a new book: “The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential.”

Over a decade and in eight university research studies, his methods have proven that the autonomous nervous system, as related to the innate immune response, can be willfully influenced.  This is something that was previously unknown to science

In these studies, he has also proven that he can directly:

  • influence his autonomic nervous system, 
  • measurably reduce inflammation, 
  • regulate his internal PH levels and body temperature, 
  • activate his immune system to resist the effects of poisonous endotoxins, and
  • activated regions in the brain responsible for pain suppression.


Although Wim is best known for his seeming ability to go beyond human limits, his basic method is accessible to anyone: 20 minutes of breathing practice, a cold shower at the end of your warm one, and the persistence to stick with it. 

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Oct 20, 2020
Bonus: Psychedelics and Biohacking Grow Up – The Psychedelic News Hour
01:03:13

In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, the tables are turned. Instead of being the interviewer, I’m being interviewed about something I've been interested in for a long time: psychedelics, biohacking, and the future of health optimization.

On a brand new show, The Psychedelic News Hour (soon to be a podcast), I have a conversation with Dave Rabin, M.D., Ph.D. He’s a board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, executive director of The Board of Medicine and co-founder of Apollo Neuroscience.

The show co-host is Molly Maloof, M.D., a physician, Stanford lecturer, and ketamine-assisted psychotherapist.

Dr. Maloof and Dr. Rabin bring together the brightest minds in the burgeoning field of psychedelic medicine. From researchers and investors to physicians and shamans to nonprofit pioneers and ethnobotanists, they shine a light on diverse perspectives from the front lines. Their mission is to share the latest knowledge from medical and scientific research with the public to enhance safety, education, awareness, and access to the rapidly evolving field of psychedelic medicine.

Both of them are on the leading edge of psychedelic science and the future of medicine. And they’ve both been guests on Bulletproof Radio, too.

On The Psychedelic News Hour, we discuss the past, present, and future of biohacking. We also get into the role psychedelics can play in reaching our full potential. And, we answer some audience questions.

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Oct 16, 2020
Psychobiotics: Altering Gut Bacteria to Hack Your Brain – BiOptimizers with Dave Asprey : 749
01:12:53

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guests are the founders of BiOptimizers and regular guests on the show. We’re talking about their ground-breaking research in probiotics done by a bacteriologist and geneticist. The result is a probiotic that targets both digestion and cognition in an entirely new way.

I keep inviting them back because they keep finding innovative ways to keep your digestion humming along. 

If you’re a longtime listener, you’ll know Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant as the “we fix digestion” guys. They get how body systems are connected and how the brain and body work together for maximum performance.

“Today we're talking specifically about psychobiotics,” says Matt “These are not evil, crazy "American Psycho" type of bacteria. They're actually psychological bacteria impacting your transmitters, which at the end of the day, how we feel, how we perform, in so many ways, comes down to having the right balance of neurotransmitters.”

Wade is a former three-time Canadian natural bodybuilding champion. Matt is an experienced strength and conditioning coach for professional athletes, a self-defense instructor, and has been formulating supplements for more than a decade. They know a lot about human performance and are constantly raising the bar on new ways to biohack your body systems.

You’ll learn a lot from this discussion of psychobiotics and how they affect mood and mental performance.

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Oct 15, 2020
Ozone Breakthrough! A New Form of Nature’s Disinfectant – Ian Mitchell with Dave Asprey : 748
00:54:55

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Ian Mitchell, a research scientist who always has several really cool projects going on at once. This time it’s quantum-charged ozonated oil.

You’re going to learn about high-voltage electrical discharges, high-frequency plasma fields, reactive oxygen species, lasers and a lot more about how ozone works in the body.

He’s been on the show twice before—episodes #514 and #586—talking about solutions for longevity, inflammation, joint renewal, hair regrowth and antimetastatic therapies for cancer. I want people who are listening to understand Ian creates a ton of disparate, weird, but world-changing stuff.

“I have three different ozone generators,” Ian says. “This stuff is grossly underrated. I wish more people knew about it. That's actually that's why I was jazzed to work on this project because this is something that will actually get out to people.”

Here's the deal: If you put ozone in your blood or absorb it rectally, you will actually live longer. Ozone stops inflammation and infections, it makes your cells work better, and it makes your brain work better. It is something that should be a major part of our national conversation right now because it stops cytokine storms, it reduces the effect of almost every virus, including Epstein-Barr. It stops toxic mold. It's anticancer. It works well with hyperbaric. It is the bee’s knees.

We talk specifically about the first-ever quantum-charged ozonated oil capsules. These are designed for gut health, detox, and cellular strength.

“I’m very much in a camp of quantum biology,” Ian says. “I think the next big push that's going to be made to make a difference for people's physiology and the benefit thereof is all going to be quantum medicine.”

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Oct 13, 2020
6 Messages to Get You Through Tough Times by Spiritual Entrepreneur Gabrielle Bernstein : 747
01:10:06

In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio leading up the Virtual Biohacking Conference, my guest is Gabrielle. Bernstein. She wants to show you how to be your own guide, and how to tap into a deeply unifying awareness and empathy you may not realize you possess. 

Gabby’s a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and an international motivational speaker. She’s regularly featured in various media outlets and serves as an expert on national TV shows. She teaches meditation and Kundalini yoga, believes in miracles and knows for sure that the universe has our backs.

In our conversation, we uncover what it means to be your own guru and discuss Gabby’s new Audible original: “You Are the Guru: 6 Messages to Help You Move Through Difficult Times with Certainty and Faith."

“We all have a voice of a higher wisdom, an inner sense of knowing, a greater sense of awareness within each of us, and that's the part of us that needs to be the leader,” Gabby says. “That's the part of us that needs to direct our personal growth journey, our physical health journey, our career, our relationships.”. 

She, like all of us, has experienced life’s upheaval and uncertainty.

“Well, you don't turn certainty on,” Gabby says. “You ground yourself in a spiritual condition of your own understanding. When we develop a faith of our own understanding... and I always say it doesn't matter what you call it, all that matters is that you call upon it. You develop a sense of trusting and develop a faith and a wisdom beyond the fears of the world, a wisdom beyond the logic and reason, a wisdom that is based on spiritual solutions rather than problems, a wisdom that is based on creative solutions.”

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Oct 08, 2020
Don’t Hold Back! Jump, Leap, Fly or Fall Full Out – Lisa Nichols with Dave Asprey : 746
00:56:35

In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio leading up the Virtual Biohacking Conference, my guest is Lisa Nichols. She’s one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, a media personality, and founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc. Her global platform has reached nearly 80 million people.

Her story is even more extraordinary because she transformed herself from a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur. Using that same courage and determination, she now teaches others that it’s possible to do the same.

You’re going to learn valuable ways to tap into your own talents and potential in this episode. Here is some Lisa wisdom to apply to your own life:

  • “I learned how to wrap skillset around gift because sometimes gift alone isn't enough,” Lisa says.
  • “An answer isn't something to find, an answer is something to allow to uncover itself.”
  • “If there is any fame in my life, it's a by-product of me doing the right thing and what I'm supposed to be doing. 
  • “Anything worth having is going to cost you something.”
  • “Whatever story I write is the story I have to read for the rest of my life.”


Lisa’s the best-selling author of seven books. Her most recent is “Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today” a follow-up to her New York Times Best Seller, “No Matter What.” Lisa has developed workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of countless men and women and altered the trajectory of businesses throughout the country and across the world.

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Oct 06, 2020
Embrace Criticism and Don't Take Yes for An Answer – Steven Herz with Dave Asprey : 745
00:46:37

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is career advisor Steve Herz. He leads a large sports and entertainment talent and marketing firm, and helps athletes, CEOs, lawyers, entrepreneurs and young professionals move forward in their careers.

According to Steve, our longing for human connection reflects an important truth—we respond more positively to people who have the ability to make a deep human connection with us. That “connectability,” as he calls it, is imperative to our personal career success—whether you’re looking for work, worried about keeping your job during a recession, or trying to climb your way to the top when things start looking up. 

“I say don't take yes for an answer because so often in life, you think you're hearing, yes, and then six months later, you're on the wrong end of a downsizing or a reorg and you're out of a job or someone else gets a promotion,” Steve says. “Well, if you were so great and everything was so, ‘Yes.’ Why aren't you where you want to be in life?"

And that’s why he called his new book “Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results.”

Steve gives also gives solid tips on how to develop your own A.W.E.: authority, warmth and energy. Those are the components of what you should be looking to improve once you don't take yes for an answer.

We also get into why constructive criticism can move your career forward in big ways.

“If I realized that as the employee, that I'm increasing my value to you or to the world in terms of more customers, better getting along with colleagues, better leadership, fellowship, whatever it might be, I'm helping myself,” Steve says. “So you should be thinking about that (constructive) criticism as a gift and also take it selfishly.”

Steve is president of the Montag Group in NYC, an agency that represents over 250 of today’s top journalists, broadcast executives, and media personalities—at networks like CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, ESPN and elsewhere.

After his advice in this episode, you’ll be ready to crush it at whatever personal or professional step you take next.

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Oct 01, 2020
Feeling Stuck? 40+ Ways to Turn Your Ideas Into a Career – Jeff Madoff with Dave Asprey : 744
00:54:57

2020 has given many people time to think and reassess their personal and professional lives. Some are considering or have been forced to make career changes. 


In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest gives readers a candid behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like to build a creative career. 


Jeff Madoff says making a living with your ideas is a marathon not a sprint. In his brand new book, “Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas,” he draws on his own decades of experience and also the experience of more than 40 leading entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders to give you an accessible path that will lead to success in whatever new career field you choose.


“Every entrepreneur that starts a business is creating something out of nothing, that's creativity,” Jeff says. “I define creativity as the compelling need to bring about change.”


Jeff Madoff began his career as a fashion designer and was chosen one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. He then switched careers to be a director, photographer and writer.


He founded Madoff Productions, a film production company that creates award-winning branded content including commercials, web content, music videos, and documentaries. His articles have appeared online in the Wall Street JournalUSA TodayNewsweekHuffington Post and other major publications. He’s since expanded his career to include teaching, book and playwriting, and theatrical producing.


“Don't say no to yourself,” Jeff says. “Don't disqualify yourself by thinking you're not good enough, your idea doesn't have enough value, all those kinds of things. And then you don't do anything. Because a sure way to make sure nothing happens is to do nothing. So, there's a risk involved in even starting. And a lot of people are afraid to make that leap because of doubt. And they're afraid of taking that risk and not succeeding.”


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Sep 29, 2020