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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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Tame Your Dragons, Train Your Brain and Take Back Your Happiness – Dr. Daniel Amen with Dave Asprey : 798

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

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 #8:

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Listen on to become more informed and empowered about sex.


Vaginal Kung Fu is the ancient art of vaginal strengthening and the cultivation of sexual power, pioneered by Kim Anami. She takes Taoist and Tantric practices and combines them with cutting-edge modern science and metaphysical studies to obtain quantum-leap and life-changing results. In this unique course, you’ll learn: a vaginal workout, Pilates-style, core-building exercises, Taoist qi gong practices to move and balance sexual energy in the body, sexual reflexology of the vulva and vagina, orgasmic pleasure zones, and much more.

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Feb 02, 2021
Mini Episode: Cool Facts Friday #7

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

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

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

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!

As a FREE gift for anyone who wants to learn more about fasting, I'm hosting a two-week Fasting Challenge that begins Jan. 25.

You're welcome to join any time. Go to fastthisway.com to get a copy of my book and sign up for the challenge. For the first time ever, I'm teaching people directly from my book. I'd love to see you there!

Jan 26, 2021
Five Motivators That Fuel Peak Performance – Steven Kotler with Dave Asprey : 784

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Mark Mattson, Ph.D.neuroscience.jhu.edu/research/faculty/57

Full Podcast Episode with Transcript: What the Godfather of IF Eats – Mark Mattson, Ph.D. – #634

Jan 08, 2021
Women, Fasting, Keto & Cancer – Amy Robach with Dave Asprey : 779

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

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

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

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

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

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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  • Register to watch a brand-new free webinar about 2021 Visioning & Goal Setting hosted by Jack Canfield and receive a free Reignite Your Dreams: 3-Day Reset” e-book.
  • Sign up for Jack’s brand new 4-month live group coaching experienceCoaching Club–by Jan. 5, 2021. Coaching Club begins Jan. 6, 2021!
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Dec 20, 2020
Mini Episode: Cool Facts Friday #6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Nov 26, 2020
What To Do About Things You Didn’t See Coming – Rachel Hollis with Dave Asprey : 763

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

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

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/mood

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Nov 19, 2020
Your Body, Your Choice: Take Control of Your Personal Health Data – Base with Dave Asprey : 761

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.”

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Nov 17, 2020
How Fasting Can Beat Genetics and Control Cancer – Dr. Jason Fung with Dave Asprey : 760

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

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Nov 12, 2020
Energy Economics: Your Focus is Your Money Flow – Pedram Shojai with Dave Asprey : 758

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

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

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

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

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 : 753

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

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

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Oct 23, 2020
Breathing Essentials That Will Change Your Life – James Nestor with Dave Asprey : 751

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Oct 22, 2020
3 Pillars of Performance: Cold, Breath & Mind – Wim Hof with Dave Asprey : 750

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. 

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Oct 20, 2020
Bonus: Psychedelics and Biohacking Grow Up – The Psychedelic News Hour

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.

Check it out!


Oct 16, 2020
Psychobiotics: Altering Gut Bacteria to Hack Your Brain – BiOptimizers with Dave Asprey : 749

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Oct 15, 2020
Ozone Breakthrough! A New Form of Nature’s Disinfectant – Ian Mitchell with Dave Asprey : 748

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.”

 Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Oct 13, 2020
6 Messages to Get You Through Tough Times by Spiritual Entrepreneur Gabrielle Bernstein : 747

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.”

 Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Oct 08, 2020
Don’t Hold Back! Jump, Leap, Fly or Fall Full Out – Lisa Nichols with Dave Asprey : 746

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

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Oct 06, 2020
Embrace Criticism and Don't Take Yes for An Answer – Steven Herz with Dave Asprey : 745

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.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Oct 01, 2020
Feeling Stuck? 40+ Ways to Turn Your Ideas Into a Career – Jeff Madoff with Dave Asprey : 744

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.”

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/


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Sep 29, 2020
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #3

Cool Facts are back, baby!

Thanks to everyone who let us know they wanted to keep getting quick hits of new human and world science! We’ve taken the Cool Facts out of the Bulletproof Radio podcast episodes and curated them into a short burst just for you. This fun compilation will publish one Friday a month.

Here’s the current lineup for episode #3:

  • Composting human bodies is an environmentally acceptable alternative to burial or cremation.
  • Scientists can make human organs transparent, leading to 3D-biomapping possibilities.
  • We can learn a lot about aging from African Turquoise Killfish.
  • Inflammatory fighting nanoparticles reduce brain swelling.
  •  Nanoparticles capable of engulfing and eating cellular debris could be used to keep hearts healthy.

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Sep 25, 2020
Want to Make Millions? Get a Mentor – Kevin Harrington with Dave Asprey : 743

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about the value of mentoring. This year, I’ve been bringing you guests to help you get through challenging times for personal and economic wellness. Many employees, business owners and even entrepreneurs are concerned and anxious about the future state of their businesses, careers, and families. 

Uncertainty drives fear and fear makes it harder to think. So, I'm bringing people in to say, hey, here's some tools, some facts, some knowledge to help you turn off the fear. My guest today, Kevin Harrington, has a way to make sure your personal and professional lives not only do well but thrive during this uncertainty and stress. He says is as simple as finding a mentor.

“One of the challenges entrepreneurs have is they're afraid to do it,” Kevin says. “They don't know what to say or where to go. Sometimes you just have to raise your hand and just go for it. Absolutely. And the universe has a way of bringing things back to the people that do need them, but you can't just sit.”

“And when COVID first hit, a lot of people were burying their heads in the sand. That's the time that you have to get out and start connecting. Connect and collaborate and do some things together because at times of strife like that, it's important not to give up but to see if there's opportunities and what problems can you solve right now. Mentors focus on problems and solutions.”

Kevin goes into detail on how mentors can benefit your professional growth in his new book, “Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond.”

Kevin’s the original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the “As Seen on TV brand,” and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. His work behind the scenes of business ventures has produced more than $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making of dozens of millionaires. He’s launched massively successful products like The Food Saver, Ginsu Knives, The Great Wok of China, The Flying Lure, and many more. 

He's been called the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur Answer Man, because he knows the challenges unique to start-ups and has a special passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. 

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Sep 24, 2020
All the Ways Inflammation and DNA Affect Cardiovascular Health – Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D. with Dave Asprey : 742

In this extended episode of Bulletproof Radio, I have a returning guest, medical genomics pioneer and molecular immunologist Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D. He’s president and chief scientific officer of The DNA Company, based in Canada. He holds several patents in the general fields of molecular diagnostics and genomics research.

We’ll be talking about how your DNA affects your cardiovascular health. There are three major factors that form a triangle of cardiovascular disease, says Mansoor.

  • “The first thing that you need to know is that most cardiovascular disease does not start with the heart. It starts with the lining of the blood vessels.”

  • “Second, what are things in the blood that give rise to inflammation of that lining and do damage?”

  • “Third, how good is the body at controlling those things that get into the bloodstream that would otherwise be inflammatory? How good is your carb metabolism? Much of what we think of in macronutrientsit’s not about the fats.”

All three of these factors are underlined by one commonality: “Inflammation is pretty much the bedrock of most dysfunction in the body,” Mansoor says.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts.

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Sep 22, 2020
Replicating Nature’s Energy to Charge Your Cells – Jim Girard and Jim Law with Dave Asprey : 741

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, BioCharger™ co-founders Jim Girard and Jim Law join me to talk about how energy affects our bodies on a cellular level and what we can do about it. 

There are four types of energy in nature—light, PEMFs, voltage, and frequencies and harmonics—and we need all of them. A cool invention called BioCharger™ incorporates all four of these beneficial energies into one subtle energy revitalization platform called a SERP. It has turned all this energy into a human recharging station. 

You’ll learn how the BioCharger™, a small device about 3 feet high and 2 feet wide, can positively affect your physical and mental performance, and your general health.

People experience significant gains in energy, recovery, performance, focus, sleep and flexibility.

Jim Girard, BioCharger™ Inventor, brings more than 30 years of subtle energy research and development experience to the conversation.

“If you really think about it, everything vibrates,” Jim G. says. “Atoms literally vibrate at the speed of light. When you excite various gases or elements to fluorescent, they'll release photons of light. Molecules literally vibrate slightly lower than the visible light. When you take elements or atoms and start to mix them together and make molecules, they begin to vibrate what they call the molecular spectrum. Then you have your atomic nuclei that also vibrate. The cell membrane literally is vibrating.”

“Our body regenerates at 2 to 3 million new cells a second,” further explains Jim Law, BioCharger™ CEO. “That's the only way it knows how to heal, how to recover, how to resist stress, and how to detoxify. But voltage is key. Voltage is the driver. Forty-five percent of Americans that have some form of chronic disease all have one common characteristic—and that's inadequate cellular voltage.”

The BioCharger™ can help improve that voltage and also target specific areas of concern with individualized energy recipes. It can help you feel better, be more creative, and put you in a better mood. The BioCharger™ is designed for personal, family or business use. 

If you’ve been wanting a tech geek-fest, this is the episode for you. We dive right into the past 100 years of science influenced by Nikola Tesla, his protégés and his peers. “I believe Tesla was one of the most brilliant minds ever, and we have yet to really hit the surface of what he was actually doing,” says Jim G., who has closely studied Tesla’s work.  

It was so cool to find out how the discoveries of the past century are still relevant and moving our energy forward today.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Sep 17, 2020
These Are Not Uncertain Times: Ways to Pivot, Lead and Thrive – Simon Sinek with Dave Asprey : 740

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is someone who considers himself to be an unshakable optimist. 

"Optimism is not the denial of the current state,” says Simon Sinek. “Optimism is the belief the future is bright and so, to be optimistic is the same as saying, Look, we're in a dark tunnel. It's hard and I don't know how long this tunnel is, I don't know how long we're going to be in this tunnel, but I see a light at the end and I know we're going to get there and we just have to keep marching forwards together and we may even be stronger when we come out of it."

Simon has set his sights on advancing a vision of the world that does not yet exist… A world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single morning inspired, feel safe wherever they are, and end the day fulfilled by the work that they do.

He started with why and then asked people to find their why. He believes leaders need to eat last and together is better.  And now, he’s looking at the finite and infinite games being played out in all areas of life.

“One of the aspects of a finite mindset versus an infinite mindset is a finite mindset clearly wants to win, says Simon. “Except what happens if the game has no finish line and if you play to win in a game that has no finish line, you destroy trust, cooperation and innovation? One of the characteristics of a finite mindset is they are afraid of surprises and afraid of uncertainty.”

And that can be a detriment. Especially now. Where you just can’t do what you used to do in the same way. 

“Crisis is the great revealer, right?” he says. “In an instant [during the world-wide pandemic], we discovered which companies had strong cultures and which company had weak cultures.”

“Somebody asked me recently, how has leadership changed during these times?” says Simon. “And the answer is, it hasn't. This is an amazing opportunity. All the tenets of good leadership are more important now than ever. So, think of others and look after others, especially the people you know. Take care of yourself and take care of each other is really what it's all about.”

“That's called good leadership. We don't need a global pandemic for you to do that. You should be doing that all the time.”

Simon also gives one of the Top 10 pieces of advice from experts in more than 700 episodes of this show. You’ll have to listen on to find out what it is. You’re going to get a lot out of today’s episode, as Simon talks to us about how to build better leaders, teams and companies in times of great change.

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Sep 15, 2020
How to Think Like a Monk – Jay Shetty with Dave Asprey : 739

For this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m going to ask you to tune in for a while longer. I think you’ll really like what you hear.

My guest is Jay Shetty, a British-born former monk who never expected to meet a monk, let alone become one. “It's really humbling and ironic when you go to something expecting nothing and it becomes one of the biggest life changing moments of your life,” he says.

Now an award-winning viral content creator, storyteller and experiment maker (but no longer a monk), he’s created over 400 viral videos that have received over 7.5 billion views. He also hosts the popular “On Purpose” podcast and has just written a brand new book, “Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day.”

 “The book is full of studies and research and science behind monks’ brains that have meditated for far longer than I have,” Jay says. “For me, it was my fascination with monk culture that made me want to write this book, less than my own experience of three years.”

In our conversation, he reflects on his monk’s training and explains how you can find your own peace and purpose. “If I can help people tap into their unique superpower and dharma, then the world will be a better place.”

“”Think Like a Monk” is such an important message right now,” Jay says “You don't have to live like a monk to think like a monk, because it is a change of mindset. The monk mind is of compassion, love, non-judgment, kindness. I feel like that's what so many of the people we know are striving for and aspiring for. I felt this is the right time to help us reset our mindset.”

Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Sep 10, 2020
How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist – Ozan Varol with Dave Asprey : 738

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, is a real-life rocket scientist. Ozan Varol definitely brings the goods in this conversation. You’ll learn how to think big, flirt with uncertainty, not be afraid to fail, and launch your success.

In his new book, Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life,” Ozan explains how to develop critical thinking skills so you can tackle seemingly impossible things. 

As an astrophysicist, Ozan was part of the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project, where he built stuff that went to the Red Planet and wrote code that snapped photos of the Martian surface. Then he pivoted to become a lawyer, then changed direction again to become an award-winning law professor, author, and public speaker.

The whole time, he kept on thinking like a rocket scientist. Here’s Ozan’s perspective on a few of the things we talked about:

Figure Things Out: “In the real world, problems are not handed to you on a silver platter. You have to find the problem and then you have to reframe it. Define it. Figure out ways of looking at it from different angles so you can illuminate other answers that you may have initially missed, but you don't learn any of that in school.” 

Pivot & Problem-solving: “If you're listening to this and the pandemic has disrupted the way that you conduct your business, ask yourself, how do I solve the problems that the world needs solving right now, as opposed to the problems that I want it to solve, as opposed to the problems that I expected to solve? How can I use my skills, resources, product services in a way that I haven't used them before to address the problems that now exist in the world?

Think Long Term: “Step No. 1 is just realizing that if you are able to look toward the long term, and stop chasing short-term outcomes, the results tend to be much better at a both personal institutional level.”

Know Your Blind Spots: “Sometimes blind spots come because I am too close to the problem to think differently. And this happens quite a bit. You're so immersed in the weeds of what you’re talking about or what you’re thinking about. And it’s hard for you to step back and see other paths.”

Find Your Curiosity: “Whenever I follow my natural curiosity, regardless of where it may be lead, that works out well for me. But when I start chasing outcomes, that completely robs the joy away from the process. Whenever I can turn process into play, work becomes play, play is work. There's really no distinguishing between the two, and I'm just following my curiosity, regardless of where it might lead. That's right where the magic happens.” 

Enjoy! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts.

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Sep 08, 2020
Body Out of Balance? Bring it Back to Harmony with Chinese Herbal Medicine – Chloe Weber with Dave Asprey : 737

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Chloe Weber, L.Ac, MSOM, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who’s also co-founder and CEO of Radical Roots Herbs

She’s on a mission to expand the reach of Chinese herbology and bring ancient healing into the modern world. 

You’ll learn a lot in this episode, I know I did! Chloe has taken what has been known to work over thousands of years of Chinese Medicine practice and adapted traditional formulas to conditions people are experiencing today.

“In Chinese medicine, instead of having a one-to-one correlation between a symptom and a cure, we're looking at the dynamic interplay of the body,” Chloe says. “So, we look at the body as a microcosm of the macrocosm. Everything that we see in nature, we use to describe the actions in what's going on in the body.”

“The same as with herbs,” she continues. “We’re really looking at the whole plant and how it’s inter-playing with the body. And then, instead of just doing one herb, we’re using different herbs together to create a formula so that we cannot only address the branch, which are the symptoms, but we can address the root, so we can really get to the underlying health issues.”

Chloe developed an interest in public health and medicine after being diagnosed with cutaneous leishmaniasis as a teen. Her background in Ecology and Evolutionary biology in college led her to understand how diseases evolve and the deep connection between humans and our environment. She was drawn to Chinese medicine as a way to address public health issues.

She earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and also studied at Heilongjiang University Hospital in Harbin, China. Chloe co-founded a non-profit, sliding-scale, walk-in Chinese herb clinic in Denver, eventually transitioning into private practice. There, she developed a deep interest in functional medicine and co-founded Radical Roots. 

Her work with patients has had striking commonalities. 

“One thing that's interesting and that I love about Chinese medicine because, as a clinician and as a human, I've seen a lot that the gut is really the foundation of health,” Chloe says. “It's the school of thought that basically says that digestion is the root of all illness and the root of all health and vitality.”

She’s also leaned on Chinese herbs to address her son’s health, while extensively studying integrative neurology. Now 6, Remy was diagnosed at age two-and-a-half with a one-in-20-million genetic disorder called STXBP1. “You definitely know you're in a shitshow if your child has a one in 20 million genetic disorder named after the gene that's mutated,” Chloe says. “We've had to go really outside of the box when it comes to treating him.”

Herb use in Chinese Medicine is an ancient and diverse way of healing. Enjoy this interesting episode!

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Sep 03, 2020
Biotech Ninja Moves Are Disrupting How We Age & What We Eat – Jim Mellon with Dave Asprey : 736

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Jim Mellon, a British entrepreneur, investor, author and global philanthropist.

We talk about the financial investments that are leading to real-time breakthroughs in human longevity, as well as developments in cellular agriculture that can feed a planet—without harming any animals.

Where I think Jim is pulling a bit of a Ninja move is that he sees the goal of having old people who have brains that work and have bodies that work and have a ton of energy and a ton of wisdom. And that's the world where I'd like to live in. That's how we lift our society up. That's how we stop making the same cyclical mistakes that each generation has to figure out. So, I'm excited by that vision! 

“We are talking about disruption,” Jim says. “We're talking about execution. We're talking about future areas of opportunity. I would say that none of us know where it's going to end up in 10 years, but we do know that it's going to be radically different. Curiosity is a major component of success. You have to keep on seeking out and not discounting things just because they seem a bit radical.”

Jim’s known for his ability to recognize emerging trends that turn into new industries or major shifts in markets. This includes the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, new science and technologies, and now the field of aging research and longevity. 

He’s working with biotech and life sciences companies that are looking at the mechanisms of aging. Currently underway are an FDA-approved migraine solution; a ketone ester; organ regeneration; and new drug applications.

There are five things that kill 70% of the 140,000 people that die every day on the planet (excluding COVID-19): stroke, cancer, Alzheimer's, obesity, and respiratory disease. “Those diseases, which are diseases of aging, are being addressed,” Jim says.

The research and product and clinical trials are moving at warp speed with the help of AI. So many people still believe that it’s not possible to influence the aging process, Jim says, but there’s incredible potential in this industry.

There’s also great potential in cellular agriculture to help solve how we’ll feed the billions of people on our planet. “There's a very high level of purity and all sorts of environmental positives to it,” Jim says, “but it's sort of at a very early stage.”

Listen on to learn more about the developments in longevity and sustainable food solutions that are changing our world right now.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Sep 01, 2020
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #2

Cool Facts are back, baby!

Thanks to everyone who let us know they wanted to keep getting quick hits of new human and world science! We’ve taken the Cool Facts out of the Bulletproof Radio podcast episodes and curated them into a short burst just for you. This fun compilation will publish one Friday a month.

Here’s the current lineup for episode #2:

  • Scientist take a look at EMF exposure in kids’ brains.
  • Legos take hundred of years to break apart in the ocean.
  • Kids' learning difficulties indicate poor connectivity between hubs within the brain.
  • New squid brain mapping shows complex vision and motor systems. Who knew?
  • Immune cells in your brain chew up memories.

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Aug 28, 2020
The Carnivore Conversation with a Surprisingly Sweet Twist: Paul Saladino, M.D., with Dave Asprey : 735

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Paul Saladino, M.D., returns to the show to talk about his current findings about eating all carnivore. He’s author of the book, “THE CARNIVORE CODE: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to Our Ancestral Diet.” He recently published an updated version to include all the latest science he discovered.

We go way nerdy into the science on this, with Dr. Paul providing studies and information that you probably haven’t heard of in this depth anywhere else. He’s done the hard research work and is a great explainer. You’ll come away from this episode with a bunch of new knowledge.

  • We get into linoleic acidwhat it is and what it does in the body. Did you know that too much linoleic acid gives your fat cells a signal to stick around? “Processed vegetable oils, which create evolutionarily inconsistent levels of linoleic acid in the human body, are an absolute metabolic nightmare for humans,” Dr. Paul says.

  • We highlight the benefits of organ meats: “Eat nose to tail with organ meats, with well-raised red meat and organs, and you will thrive.”

  • We talk about plants: “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.”

  • And we home in on the benefits of honey and the surprising way it’s complementing a carnivore way of eating.

Dr. Paul began experimenting on himself several years ago. He used to suffer from severe eczema. When he went full carnivore, his skin and his own autoimmune symptoms resolved and he had more energy, slept better and put on more muscle mass.

Currently, he’s a certified functional medicine physician practicing in Austin, Texas, He’s board certified as a Physician Nutrition Specialist and also in psychiatry. 

Listen on to learn even more about how carnivore-style eating can reverse autoimmune issues, decrease chronic inflammation and even improve mental health issues,

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Aug 27, 2020
From Food Divorce to Emotional Overhaul: Randy Jackson’s Health Journey : 734

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Randy Jackson is a successful tv producer and author, spent 12 years as a judge on the music competition series “American Idol” and now is a wellness entrepreneur. 

“I had to completely change my lifestyle, all of my habits, and really dedicate and commit to myself that I want to be the change I seek in my world first,” Randy says.

He has an amazing life journey to shareone that many who are struggling with health issues can relate to. 

“I went through every diet known to man,” Randy says. “I was diagnosed, unfortunately, with Type 2 diabetes because I was living a very horrible, sedentary lifestyle. I just wasn't motivated to work out. I just buried myself into my work. As we know, it's a bit behavioral, isn't it? Psychologically, because it's what you think and maybe I was depressed, and eating comes from an emotional standpoint. Eat because I'm sad. Eat because I'm happy. Eat because I'm depressed. Eat because I have no time. Every emotion you can imagine, you reach for something.”

He’s also an accomplished musician, record producer, and music industry executive, whose credits include more than a thousand gold and platinum albums. Throughout Randy’s career managing artists, writers and other producers, he’s always guided people to “keep things simple.” We’re going to do that in this episode so you can take away some success and wellness tips.

“The truth is you have to really get it habitual in your body, in your mind, in your soul,” Randy says. “The soul of eating is real.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at  https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Aug 25, 2020
The Common Mold: Your Guide to Toxicity, Symptoms and Treatments – Dr. Neil Nathan with Dave Asprey : 733

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is one of the leading experts treating people who have medical problems related to mold exposure.

Over the past 25 years, Neil Nathan, M.D., has become a researcher, complex medical problem-solver and healer—especially of mold toxicity. He treats patients who become too toxic and sensitive, and don’t tolerate usual medical treatments.

“It's currently thought that there are 10 million people in this country who have some degree of mold toxicity,” Dr. Nathan says. “So, we're not talking about a rare condition that no one would have any connection to whatsoever. It's common. And it comes from moldy buildings, which are ubiquitous in this country.”

“Mold symptoms are all over the place,” he says, “because mold toxicity affects inflammation in the body. And every area of the body can be inflamed by mold toxicity.”

There’s a basic biology to all mold dysfunction, explains Dr. Nathan. “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 has been practicing medicine for close to 50 years. He’s board certified in Family Practice and Pain Management and currently has a medical practice in Northern California. He has been working to bring an awareness that mold toxicity is a major contributing factor for patients with chronic illness.

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

“Mold toxicity is something we can diagnose, and we can treat,” Dr. Nathan says. “So if you have yourself, a loved one, a friend, a neighbor, and they're suffering with a host of conditions and their doctors are scratching their heads and they don't know what they can do about it—the implication being it's in your head, but it's not—tell them about mold toxicity, because it is common and it's curable.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at  https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Aug 20, 2020
Mold’s Toxic Effects on Hormones, Brains and Kids – Dr. Margaret Christensen with Dave Asprey : 732

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest shares her compelling story of attempting to solve the riddle of her own and her family’s complex health challenges. She, her husband and her children were all tired, cranky and sick with various illnesses and she didn’t know why. Dr. Margaret Christensen also didn’t know it at the time, but severe toxic mold exposure was the root cause of her family’s physical and mental health issues. 

She became all too familiar with chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune, hormonal, neurological, and psychiatric consequences of unrecognized Biotoxin illness. There have been devastating, long-lasting effects on her family.

The experience also took her in another medical career direction—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.”

“It's multiple and accumulated over time,” she continues, “and with a lot of antibiotics, a lot of other stressors, etc. Particularly if you've had ACES or adverse childhood events or major traumas in your life.”

Dr. Christensen has been a board-certified ob/gyn for 23 years. She currently runs The Carpathia Collaborative, a large multi-disciplinary, Functional Medicine Practice based in Dallas. Her clinical focus areas are mold toxicity, nutritional biochemistry and environmental toxicology.

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Aug 18, 2020
Bonus Redux: Sleep is the Boss of You – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 616

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Matthew Walker, Ph.D., author of the international best-selling book, “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams."

“We’re in the midst of a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic,” he says. With candor like that about a subject I've talked about and written about for years, I had to have him on the show.

I was eager to have a discussion about our lack of sleep and examine sleep’s connection to health and brain function. Our conversation covers all that and much, much more. “There is no single system of the body or the brain that isn’t optimally enhanced by sleep when you get it, or detrimentally impaired when you don’t get enough,” Matthew says.

As a professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, his research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease.

Don't miss Matthew’s TED Talks on sleep:

Sleep is Your Superpower 

Why Sleep Matters Now More than Ever 

A Walk Through the Stages of Sleep 

Matthew has been featured on television and radio outlets, including CBS’s 60 Minutes, the National Geographic Channel, NOVA Science, NPR, and the BBC, as well as in national and international publications, and on numerous podcasts.

Enjoy the show! And join the Dave Asprey Sleep Challenge starting Aug. 17.

Note: This episode of Bulletproof Radio is a re-release of my interview with Matthew Walker in August 2019, also titled "Sleep is the Boss of You" #616.

Aug 17, 2020
Kava Just May Be The Next CBD – Cameron George with Dave Asprey : 731

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re putting the spotlight on kava. It’s a powerful plant-based stress relieving, nootropic drink from islands in the South Pacific that boosts mood, enhances cognitive abilities and relieves anxiety.My guest is Cameron George, a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA.

His profoundly personal experience with kava compelled him to research and develop products that could help others. He credits the kava with saving his life. “My story was definitely one of those what I call a pain-to-purpose journey,” Cameron says, “meaning that a lot of these discoveries that I made and even a lot of the other stuff that I'm involved in now all came out of my own pain.”

TRU KAVA is setting the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. “There are more than 200 strains of kava that are used regularly in Vanuatu and Fiji mainly, and then other islands, as well,” Cameron explains. “Just like the world of cannabis, there are all these different strains. … Noble kava is kava that has to meet a certain chemical composition standard.”

Kava has been highly regarded for 3,000 years as a safe, natural alternative to drugs and alcohol. The effects are comparable to alcohol, without the drunkenness. The experience often is described as a calm, enhanced state of natural sobriety. Kava is completely non-addictive.

Kava also is commonly known as “the great protector” because it is one of nature’s most profound and complete protective substances. This means that when humans consume kava, it helps both protect the body from all forms of stress (physical, chemical, emotional) and rid the body of built-up stress.

Cameron says from its signature and its life force, Kava is a protective substance. “That's why it has... protective pathways from reducing glutamate levels through GABA and sodium calcium channel blocking to activating cellular autophagy and turning over fat into ketones. All of these things are protective, and the same thing with COX stuff and everything and the NRF2 upregulation, as well, that occurs. These are hormetic stress pathways.”

In the islands, kava is also known as a very gentle entheogen (psychedelic) that brings about creative and introspective thinking and makes users more empathetic.

“The entourage effect that we hear about in these plant medicines comes from the fact that a plant medicine or a fungal medicine is a living system,” Cameron says. “It's a living, intelligent system just like the human body is a living, intelligent system. It has a multitude of different active compounds in it that work synergistically. They're biologically compatible because they come from our natural ecology.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Aug 13, 2020
Healing Trauma with Touch, Breathwork and Psychedelic Medicine – Dr. David Rabin with Dave Asprey : 730

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you're going to hear about breathwork, epigenetics, and the effect of chronic stress on multiple generations of the species and what to do about it. You're also going to learn why you should be touching yourself right now and what that actually means. (And no, it’s not what you think.) This is part 2 of my conversation with Dr. David Rabin. 

Listen to part 1Your Brain Thinks All Pain is the Same: Touch Therapy Can Help – Dr. David Rabin with Dave Asprey – #729

“Breath and touch help us to restore a sense of control and agency in the present moment, by bringing us back to our bodies,” Dr. Rabin says. “Our minds can be anywhere. They could be the past. They can be in the present or the future, but if we're not conscious of where they are, then they're generally in the past or the future. So by focusing on that breath, focusing on the feeling of soothing touch, it instantly brings us back into our bodies, which helps us center us firmly in the present, which is literally the place where we have the most control of what's going on in our lives.”

He’s been studying the impact of trauma and chronic stress in humans for more than a decade and has some ideas on how you can manage it. In our conversation, we look at new ways that psychedelics are being combined with psychotherapy.

“Psychedelic medicine is unique because it allows us, whether it's MDMA or LSD, or psilocybin or ketamine, to step outside of that default mode and look back at ourselves, and really reappraise what it means to be us,” he says.

Dr. Rabin’s a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur, inventor and researcher. In his clinical practice, he specializes in mental health disorders that can be resistant to treatment, like PTSD and substance abuse. He’s also co-founder and chief innovation officer of Apollo NeuroscienceApollo is a new kind of wearable technology that delivers touch therapy, scientifically validated to lower stress.

“We need to remember the importance of touch in our lives because touch is the single most powerful way that we convey safety to one another,” he says. “It's literally hardwired in our nervous system.”

Certain combinations of low frequency inaudible sound waves (vibration that you can feel but can’t hear) can safely and reliably change how we feel through our sense of touch. We then can measure those physiological changes in near real time.

Developed by physicians and neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh, Apollo delivers gentle vibrations of low-frequency sound that are clinically validated to improve heart rate variability (HRV), helping you to relax, sleep well, focus, and stay energized.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Aug 12, 2020
Your Brain Thinks All Pain is the Same: Touch Therapy Can Help – Dr. David Rabin with Dave Asprey : 729

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re going all in on stress and anxiety. Dr. David Rabin is going to take you into the brain, discuss mental health, show how psychedelics can help, and introduce you to the world’s first adaptogenic wearable technology. This is part 1 of my conversation with Dr. David Rabin.

Listen to part 2Healing Trauma with Touch, Breathwork and Psychedelic Medicine – Dr. David Rabin with Dave Asprey – #730

He's a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur, inventor and researcher. In his clinical practice, he specializes in mental health disorders that can be resistant to treatment, like PTSD and substance abuse.

“We've all had these experiences and they all impact our lives and it may impact the way we see ourselves and the way we see the world around us,” Dr. Rabin says. “It could be like the first time you watched a war movie to some first time you've had a terrible nightmare, or the first time that somebody bullied you in school. These things are dramatically impactful to us. And until we take the time to look at ourselves and try to understand what makes us who we are, ... sometimes they evade us, right? And they elude us to the point where we don't realize that we act in ways that are reflective of these things that have happened to us.”

Dr. Rabin’s been studying the impact of trauma and chronic stress in humans for more than a decade and has some ideas on how you can manage it. He’s co-founder and chief innovation officer of Apollo NeuroscienceApollo is a new kind of wearable technology that delivers touch therapy, scientifically validated to lower stress.

Certain combinations of low frequency inaudible sound waves (vibration that you can feel but can’t hear) can safely and reliably change how we feel through our sense of touch. We then can measure those physiological changes in near real time.

Developed by physicians and neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh, Apollo delivers gentle vibrations of low-frequency sound that are clinically validated to improve heart rate variability (HRV), helping you to relax, sleep well, focus, and stay energized.

Enjoy the show!

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Aug 11, 2020
The Body Electric: Stimulation for Pain, Recovery, Fitness & Performance – Garrett Salpeter with Dave Asprey : 728

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Garrett Salpeter, otherwise known as "The Health Engineer," joins me to talk about a special kind of electrical stimulation for the body. He put his engineering and neuroscience background to use to create an electrical stimulation method called NeuFit®. It’s based on neuromuscular re-education of the nervous system and specifically designed for injury rehabilitation, pain reduction, and improved body performance.  

I actually demonstrate how the technology works during the show. I break a sweat using his Neubie® device – and even yelp a few times – but it’s all worth it.

(Note to Listeners: This episode was recorded at 40 Years of Zen before the coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and shutdowns.)

 This is a unique type of direct electrical current, Garrett says. “As opposed to traditional electrical stimulation, which is typically alternating current and causes muscles only to contract, this actually can allow us to preferentially reprogram muscles so that they lengthen, so they're more relaxed, more pliable and more resilient, and that allows us to move through greater ranges of motion. It opens up the pathways physically for the body to actually send the blood and raw materials and resources to help you heal, and it optimizes function in a way that just improves the overall recovery process.”

Science, research and functional neurology provide the backbone for NeuFit®. Garrett evolved his unique electrical stimulation protocols over the past decade and now helps athletes of all levels, as well as people recovering from spinal cord injury, stroke, and MS.

He and his team work directly with MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL teams; major NCAA universities; hospital systems; physical therapy and chiropractic clinics; and fitness facilities.

 Listen on to find out how to recover faster from injuries, reverse chronic pain, and experience big improvements in fitness and performance.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

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Aug 06, 2020
Biohacking Baldness: The Hair Episode for Everyone – Dr. Alan Bauman with Dave Asprey : 727

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about hair—the thin and the thick of it. For anyone experiencing hair thinning or loss, this episode covers all the latest hair science—what works, what’s new and what you can realistically expect—for both men and women. 

My guest, Alan J. Bauman, M.D., is the founder, CEO and medical director of the medical hair loss practice he started 23 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 9,000 hair transplant procedures. He’s one of approximately only 200 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

This episode is airing during National Hair Loss Awareness Month in August to bring you all the latest science and technologies that are available. A lot of you are dealing with this problem. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 2 men in the U.S. will experience hair loss in their lifetime and 50 million will be affected by male-pattern baldness. Woman are affected, too. 1 in 4 women suffer from hair loss and thinning hair and 30 million women are affected by hair loss.*

Dr. Bauman’s been extensively featured in media worldwide as an elite medical hair loss expert for pioneering numerous technologies in the field of hair restoration. I traveled to Bauman Medical, a “hair hospital” in Boca Raton, Florida, before the pandemic lockdowns began in the U.S. to find out more about his treatments and how they worked.

Scalp Health: Why it’s important and what it says about what’s going on in your body.

“Scalp health is a big problem,” says Dr. 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.”

Hair Loss and Hair Thinning: It’s super common for both men and women! How to get the right diagnosis, evaluation and treatment options for the hair on your head, eyebrows and even beards.

Topicals: What works and how to keep your scalp healthy along the way.

“There's now skin microbiome – microbiome of the scalp,” says. Dr. Bauman. “It's a new frontier of hair health that we're just starting to learn about.”

Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Options: How lasers can optimize hair follicles.

“Low-level laser light therapy is a great technology, non-chemical, non-invasive way to impart energy to the hair follicles,” Dr. Bauman says. “We've progressed over 15 or 20 years from small hand-held devices, to little bands, to laser caps, and certainly now the devices are a lot more sophisticated, a lot more portable, and a lot more powerful, too.”

 Hair Transplants: Debunking the myths and misconceptions, so you can find out if you’re a candidate.

Bye, bye painful “plugs.” Comfortable, sophisticated, artistically-performed procedures can be undetectably natural with minimal downtime.

Hair Regeneration: Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma are game-changers.

“We've leveraged platelet-rich plasma treatments, and the growth factors that they provide, for better hair regrowth,” Dr. Bauman says. Mesenchymal stem cells can be harvested and used for hair regrowth, too.

3D-Printed Hair & Scalp Prosthetics: The possibilities are life-changing for many.

“Hair restoration has changed so much just within the past five or 10 years – going from such an invasive process to something minimally invasive,” Dr. Bauman says.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Aug 04, 2020
No BS Ways to Challenge Your Own Belief Systems – Paul Chek with Dave Asprey : 726

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my candid conversation with Paul Chek continues into the metaphysical, states of consciousness and why so many of us are in fight-or-flight mode.

Note to Listeners: This is the second of a two-part show and focuses on the metaphysical drivers of our lives. Part 1 focused on physical health: DON’T BS YOURSELF; DO THE FOUR BASICS OF HOLISTIC HEALTH – PAUL CHEK WITH DAVE ASPREY – #725.

“Our biochemistry is changing constantly to enhance our ability to survive and no belief system is nearly as dynamic as the truth of our own bodies,” Paul says. 

The truth of our bodies is that we’re under a tremendous amount of stresssome that’s within our control, some that’s not. This makes us reactive and takes us to lower levels of consciousness. 

For more than 30 years, Paul’s trained, guided and helped people level up their physical, mental and spiritual health. He’s an expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness. 

What he’s seeing right now is a tipping point. 

“So what's happening in my observation,” Paul says, “is that the world populace due to the destruction of the environment, due to the chemicals in the environment, due to the electromagnetic pollution, due to overstimulation, due to the lack of sleep, due to the manipulation of people's biochemistry by medical drug use, … we're going lower and lower into our levels of consciousness, which is putting us more and more in a fight or flight state, which is making us more and more reactive. Therefore, we're not able to transcend to the higher levels of consciousness that are needed.”

We can see what’s happening in the world and can’t escape it. 

But everyone in the world has a chance to participate and we have to do it, Paul says. “Every human being has genius within it. We can use the same technology and the same level of brain power that got us in trouble to reverse it.”

Paul is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Clinical Exercise Specialist (ACE) who’s studied with experts worldwide from many disciplines. He’s also an inventor who’d accrued three US patents for posture calibrating, hydrotherapy and equipment inventions, and has designed several pieces of functional exercise equipment. He’s released more than 50 videos, half a dozen books, several e-books, and nearly 20 advanced level home-study educational lessons.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jul 31, 2020
Don’t BS Yourself; Do the Four Basics of Holistic Health – Paul Chek with Dave Asprey : 725

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my no-holds barred conversation with Paul Chek delivers the goods on physical performance and what it takes to get into an optimal state–your optimal state. For over 30 years, he’s used a unique, integrated approach to treatment and education. 

He gets back to basics and formulates practical systems that work to help people help themselves get well.

“We're as different on the inside as we are on the outside,” Paul says. “So, you have to take the responsibility to determine what actually works for you.”

Note to Listeners: This is the first of a two-part show. It’s a focus on the physical body, with the metaphysical coming in part 2.

He’s an expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, he says he’s been successful where other approaches have consistently failed. He tells it like it is.

“I look at happiness, movement, quiet, and diet,” Paul says. “I get a holistic picture of their life because you can't reduce a living philosophy below those four factors.”

He also challenges the meaning of biohacking and suggests we may want to “bioharmonize” instead. The discussion about tech vs. humans gets real.

“Most people are so trapped in their head, they're like a kite with no tail, Paul says. “They've lost touch with the wisdom of the body. With the wisdom of the instincts. Most people are so trapped in their head that they don't even have access to intuition. I tell people, ‘look, your mind is like a garbage disposal.’ The mind chops the wholeness of everything into pieces so you can have a concept to work with, but intuition comes in lightning bolts.”

Paul is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Clinical Exercise Specialist (ACE) who’s studied with experts worldwide from many disciplines. He’s also an inventor who’d accrued three US patents for posture calibrating, hydrotherapy and equipment inventions, and has designed several pieces of functional exercise equipment. He’s released more than 50 videos, half a dozen books, several e-books, and nearly 20 advanced level home-study educational lessons.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jul 30, 2020
Stress Takes More Than it Gives: Ways to Adapt and Get Stronger – Siim Land with Dave Asprey : 724

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, stress takes center stage. All of us are experiencing stress to some degree. From small stressors like life’s petty annoyances to big stressors like a pandemic, financial uncertainty and unrest in our communities.

Stress can embed itself in our bodies and minds, and really mess us up. That’s why I wanted to have Siim Land back on the show. He’s researched the science behind stress and how to hack it in his new book: Stronger By Stress: Adapt to Beneficial Stressors to Improve Your Health and Strengthen the Body.

Siim is an author and speaker from Estonia who helps people improve their health and performance with biohacks. The first time he was on the show, we went all in on metabolic autophagy and intermittent fasting. I wanted to have him back on the show to talk about how to leverage stress adaptation for increased resilience and longevity. 

“You need some small amounts of stress for the body to adapt to it, and especially the mitochondria to also become stronger from the stress,” Siim says. “Mitohormesis describes that where the mitochondria are just adapting to distress in a hormetic dose, like too much is bad, but too little is also bad. So, the sweet spot is somewhere in the middle.”

You can’t have physical stress adaptations without an accompanying mindset. 

“Mindset is the very foundational aspect to being able to adapt to stress,” Siim says. “Because if you create this fear around stress, like hysteria and panic about stress, then you're never going to do some of those things that may be beneficial for you as well. You need to have some small amount of discomfort in your life in order to maintain a beneficial hormetic adaptation.”

You’re going to learn how to recognize stress, identify what it’s doing to your body and mind, and then apply skills to manage and adapt to it.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

Jul 28, 2020
Surprising Longevity Secrets from a Fitness Titan – Kathy Smith with Dave Asprey : 723

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Kathy Smith, who has been at the forefront of the fitness industry for nearly 40 years. Her authenticity is a rarity in a business where trends come and go within a matter of months. She’s an innovative mover who embraces change and seeks adventure. Her insatiable curiosity feeds her energy and vibrant outlook.

“It's a Buddhist philosophy of always looking at things with young eyes, fresh eyes, like you've never seen it before,” she says. “Where you get up and you're very present, you're very right now, you're very much like, ‘teach me something,’ as opposed to, ‘oh, I know that.’”

She believes that staying strong is the key to staying young and progressnot perfectionis a balanced approach. 

“What's kept me in the game for all these years is that I have known when do you go hard and when do you back off and go gentle and do your yoga and your recovery and let your body heal,” Kathy says.

"Think about your fitness,” she continues, “it’s cardio, it’s strength and it’s stretching mind-body balance. So, those three things interestingly enough have not changed that much through the years. What's changed is how we approach that.”

Kathy’s mastered fitness efficiency: prioritizing HIIT, hacking strength training with blood flow restriction, and experiencing the remarkable physical and mental benefits of nasal breathing.   

She’s also built a life and a lifelong business by connecting body and mind—and living that truth every day. She’s going to inspire you to do the same.

“At one point, we all have to look at our lives and just see how we're living them,” Kathy says. “If you honestly don't have enough time to take care of yourself and put yourself on your to-do list at all, then maybe it's time to evaluate the life a little bit.”

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jul 23, 2020
Debunking Protein Myths: What to Eat to Get Stronger and Live Longer – Dr. Gabrielle Lyon with Dave Asprey : 722

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about muscle, protein and the benefits of meat with a doctor who focuses on Muscle-Centric-Medicine™. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is an osteopathic physician specializing in functional medicine. She says muscles function well beyond locomotion and aesthetics. 

“Muscle is the organ of longevity and your survivability is directly related to the quality of your muscle tissue,” she says. 

Dr. Lyon has made a career studying, training and optimizing muscle. She’s a former fitness model and nationally ranked fitness competitor. In her private practice in New York City, many of her patients are part of elite military special operations, such as Navy SEALS, Green Berets, Army Rangers and Canadian Assaulters.

Her core Muscle-Centric-Medicine™ philosophy centers on muscle as an endocrine organ and how it determines the way in which we age, our body composition, obesity, and insulin resistance. As an endocrine organ, she explains, muscle is your “metabolic currency.”

We talk about the Carnivore Diet, carbs, protein and fat ratios, and false plant-based narratives—and what those things mean for health and aging.

“Veganism in and of itself is what, 100 years old?,” says Dr. Lyon. “We simply weren't designed to do that as it relates to muscle tissue, as it relates to aging, and it's just not how we are biologically designed.”

“It's so interesting when you think about fat and you think about carbohydrates,” she says. “Some people will say fat is good for you. You've got other people that will say that it's not, and sugar. No one will argue that Twinkies are bad for you. But when it comes to dietary protein because it has a face, people make very emotional decisions and totally ignore the science.”

Listen on to find out much more about why protein matters for your muscles and the state of your health.

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jul 21, 2020
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #1

Cool Facts are back, baby!

Thanks to everyone who let us know they wanted to keep getting quick hits of new human and world science! We’ve taken the Cool Facts out of the Bulletproof Radio podcast episodes and curated them into a short burst just for you. This fun compilation will publish one Friday a month.

Here’s the current lineup for episode #1:

  • If robots can experience pain themselves, they might understand human pain better, too
  • People who suffer from migraines have a hyper-excitable brain that influences the visual cortex.
  • Time of day affects global brain fluctuations, especially in the brain's visual and somatosensory regions.
  • Alzheimer’s may scramble metabolism’s connection to sleep.
  • The discovery of X-rays by German-born Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895 upended science 125 years ago.
Jul 17, 2020
Guided Breathing, Gamma Brainwaves and Going Beyond Flow State – Dr. Greg Wells with Dave Asprey : 721

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Greg Wells, Ph.D., shares ways to fully rest your body and your mind. You’ve likely been under some measure of sustained stress pretty much the whole first half of 2020. It’s taken a toll on your physical and mental health. And maybe your financial and social health, too.

Greg’s new book, “Rest, Refocus, Recharge: A Guide for Optimizing Your Life,” came out just a few months ago as lockdowns were getting underway across the world. So, our conversation about health and human performance, particularly under extreme conditions, is particularly relevant.

He’s a scientist and physiologist who makes the science of human limits understandable and actionable. He became a physiologist because he broke his neck body surfing in the ocean at age 15 while at a swim team training camp. That sparked his interest in the human body and how it adapts. He made a full recovery and swam in University ultimately making it to the World Cup level. 

He’s also a travel and expedition adventurer who has journeyed through every imaginable terrain and conditions in over 50 countries around the world. 

Throughout all of his athletic endeavors and adventures, breathing was paramount. We explore the breathing techniques for different activities and situations, what science is learning about the breath-brain connection, and how to go beyond flow.

“There's a medulla in the brain, which is where we control breathing,” Greg says. “It’s actually linked to the center of the brain that is also involved in stress regulation. If you take long, slow, deep breaths, you know that you can calm the body down. You can actually feel it. If anyone just takes three deep breaths right now, you're going to relax.”

“The other end of that spectrum,” he continues, “is if you want to activate the nervous system, you can exhale really hard. That's why tennis players for example, scream and exhale when they hit the ball. That activates the nervous system and increases your stress and your explosiveness. In between those two extremes are all the other things that we can do with our breathing.”

Greg offers simple and innovative ways that you can slow down. Whether you’re in a sport, doing a work project or spending time with your family, knowing how to breathe the right way at the right time is a true game-changer. You can also stop using a morning alarm and start using a bedtime alarm instead. Listen on to find out how!

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jul 16, 2020
7 Types of Rest That Will Fix What Sleep Doesn’t – Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith with Dave Asprey : 720

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to learn a lot about your rest deficit. I’ve brought a guest on the show today to talk about ways you can get real with yourself about how you’re getting rest wrong. It’s not sleep. And it’s not simply stopping activity. What she had to say certainly gave me pause, and I think you’ll do the same.

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 joins me from the Birmingham, Alabama, area where she’s practiced clinical medicine for over 20 years. 

One thing that we haven’t been doing enough of during the coronavirus pandemic is resting. Not sleeping, but actual rest. Stress and anxiety have been high for months. 

In her book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, she describe seven types of rest that underlie how we show up in the world. All of them affect your performance in different and unexpected ways. Find out which one allows you to experience beauty, which one affects your authentic self and which one attacks your senses. 

“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.”

As a teaser, I’ll let you know that you pay a steep price if you’re not getting one of the seven types – emotional rest.

“The part of emotional rest that gets very difficult and that I tend to see a lot in professionals is when it gets to the level where it's affecting people to the point where they don't feel like their life has worth,” Dr. Dalton-Smith says. “So, we're seeing suicide and depression and those types of things when emotional rest gets to a climax. And the problem with that is, if no one knows that you are down or depressed or anxious, then intrinsically, you start feeling like something is wrong with the true me, that I can't really let people see who I really am. And that's a very toxic situation to be in and that kind of increases the risk of some of these greater levels of mental health diseases.”

To see how well you may or may not be resting, take the Rest Quiz at https://ichoosemybestlife.com/quiz/rest-quiz-test/.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jul 14, 2020
How Your Attachment Type Defines Your Sense of Self – Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 719

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dan Brown, Ph.D., is back to discuss the essentials of attachment and ways to identify your sense of self. You’ll learn about one Attachment Project, two types of relationship dysfunction, three versions of insecure attachment, four types of attachment, and five great functions of attachment. As a special bonus, Dr. Brown also takes listeners through a guided self-visualization during the show.

This is the second of a two-part series. Here’s the first in case you missed it:  HOW EARLY CHILDHOOD ATTACHMENT SETS YOUR RELATIONSHIP PATTERNS – DANIEL P. BROWN, PH.D., WITH DAVE ASPREY – #718.

Dr. Brown has spent nearly 40 years of his career at Harvard University Medical School where he’s an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology and teaches hypnotherapy. He’s also a Buddhist Meditation Master, and seamlessly blends Eastern and Western schools of thought. 

Attachment lays the foundation for your sense of self and that informs your future relationships. “Relationships are purposeful. We select unconsciously to play out the same old conflict over and over again rather than working it out,” says Dr. Brown.

But you can change the pattern.

Self-development “starts with self-definition, knowing who you are, knowing what qualities represent the best self,” Dr. Brown says. “Then the next thing is what's called self-agency. What makes you feel like you have an impact on the environment around you, the world around you, in general. And then more specifically, that you have an impact on relationships with others. You're actually eliciting the kind of responses you want in relationship with others. So that's called self-agency. And the third is self-esteem, feeling good about yourself.”

This episode gives you helpful techniques and tools. You’ll also get tips on what to look for in a therapist and find out why it’s important to choose someone who will move beyond talk therapy.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/


You can learn more about Dr. Daniel P. Brown’s teachings and your own attachment style with this special promotion. Save 20% off all online courses at http://www.attachmentproject.com/dave/. Enter code DAVE at checkout to save 20%. 

Jul 09, 2020
How Early Childhood Attachment Sets Your Relationship Patterns – Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 718

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest’s expertise ranges from trauma, attachment theory and hypnosis to ancient traditions of meditation. In fact, he’s a Buddhist Meditation Master. This is the first of a two-part series you don’t want to miss.

Dan Brown, Ph.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard University Medical School. He also teaches hypnotherapy. He’s been on the faculty for nearly 40 years. 

We explore how early childhood attachment can define your relationships positively or negatively. As the world-leading expert on attachment theory, Dr. Brown shares share his research findings and give you options.

“There are two relational maps,” says Dr. Brown. “The first one forms about 12 to 20 months. That's the attachment map. The second one forms about the third and fourth year of life. That's called CCRT or Core Conflict Relationship Theme map. The difference between those two maps is the second map is much more complicated, and it's much more accessible to memory. The difference, put simply, is that there's a difference between whether you have trouble with relationships or within relationships.”

Dr. Brown also expanded his work to study the Buddhist approach.

“In the West we study psychopathology and psychiatric conditions,” he says. “In Buddhism, they studied positive states, so that's the other half of the map. Once you've worked through the negative stuff, all that leaves you with is a basic everyday unhappiness. If you work on developing the mind in the positive sense, you will be onto happiness and contentment in life, into awakening.”

I asked Dr. Brown how people could fix the broken stuff if they had early childhood trauma and were struggling in their adult relationships. He offers hope, treatments and says no one is left behind if they need help.  

The other really cool thing we get into is hypnosis, which is actually just a “talent for heightened attentiveness.” Dr. Brown worked for over 100 hours with Sirhan Sirhan, the man accused of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy. You didn’t see that coming, did you? Listen on to learn what he found out!

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.


You can learn more about Dr. Daniel P. Brown’s teachings and your own attachment style with this special promotion. Save 20% off all online courses at https://www.attachmentproject.com/dave/. Enter code DAVE at checkout to save 20%. 

Jul 07, 2020
The Sexual Technique That Doubles Your Mind Power – Mantak Chia with Dave Asprey : 717

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave Asprey talked with Master Mantak Chia about sexual energy. Dave has tested out the Taoist teachings of male ejaculation versus orgasm and discovered that they work. During this interview, he gets answers to serious questions about why.

Master Chia is the director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and the Universal Healing Tao training center in northern Thailand and a world-renowned expert on Sexual Tao. Master Chia has authored more than 60 books, including Taoist ForeplaySexual Reflexology: Activating the Taoist Points of Love, and the bestselling The Multi-Orgasmic Man

 A student of several Taoist masters, Master Chia founded the Healing Tao System in North America more than 40 years ago and developed it worldwide as European Tao Yoga and Universal Healing Tao. He tours the globe giving workshops and lectures and has taught tens of thousands of students and instructors.

Taoism considers sex to be a sacred act. “Sacred because sexual energy is the reunion of two major forces, love and sex,” says Master Chia. 

In this how-to episode, you’ll learn how to lengthen a penis and strengthen a vagina. You’ll also learn how to harness sexual energy to increase your creative power and even extend your lifespan.

“If you can control ejaculation, you can control so many things,” Master Chia says. “Fewer ejaculations mean more energy for your body and brain. And sexual energy makes you smarter.”

Master Chia and Dave also get further into Taoist practices like food, movement, breathing and mindfulness – and how they affect your life force. 

The ultimate key to all of this? “The primordial light, because light is everything,” says Master Chia. Listen on to find out more.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jul 02, 2020
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Orgasms – John Gray with Dave Asprey : 716

To My Listeners: I recorded this podcast in Park City, Utah, before coronavirus halted travel.

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is quite a rideboth fun and fascinating. Consider it sex ed for grownups taught by a former monk who was celibate for nine years. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn. 

My guest is John Gray, author of one of the most well-known and trusted relationship books of all time, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” It’s been recognized as a top 10 “most influential books” of the last quarter century. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. 

For more than 20 years, he’s helped couples deepen their intimacy and rejuvenate their love lives. His newest title (of nearly two dozen books), “Beyond Mars and Venus: Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World,” covers love and sex in our modern life.

His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. You don’t want to miss our discussion of the many layers of sexuality and how men and women approach intimacy differently.

Hormonal balance plays a big role in sexual health. “Just as a rule of thumb,” John says, “anytime a man is passive, irritable, depressed, angry, frustrated, grumpy, his testosterone is low.” Women are affected by rising and falling estrogen levels, as well. Biologically, hormones rule sex lives, so it’s important that we recognize what our bodies are doing.

On a practical level, John walks listeners through nine types of orgasm, the benefits of sex without ejaculating and how people can become desensitized by porn or overstimulation. 

“When you're with someone in physical touching,” John says, “there's a lot of different hormones that get produced to keep sex from being overstimulating because anything which is overstimulating destimulates you, desensitizes your ability to be turned on to your partner.”

He also offers some interesting tips and techniques that can increase both your partner’s sexual pleasure and your own.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts.

Jun 30, 2020
Investing in Life Extension Means Affordable Longevity for Everyone – Sergey Young with Dave Asprey : 715

To My Listeners: I recorded this podcast at the Abundance 360 event at the Beverly Hilton before coronavirus halted travel.

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Sergey Young, a man who’s determined to cure aging and live to be 200. And he’s bringing one billion people along for the ride. Today’s conversation will change what you think about human lifespan. 

He comes at this issue from personal experience. A health scare made him take control of his own healing and realize others could, too–with the right awareness and tools. Simple and effective things that people feel they could actually do and sustain over time. Simply up the education factor to dispel the fear that people often have around life extension.

Sergey also believes that healthy life extension can be affordable and accessible to everyone. From personal solutions to corporate wellness programs.

“Today in society, we have so many dividing things,” Sergey says. “We almost need something which would unite the nation and nations as well, so I think that longevity and extending our healthy and happy life span, just amazing things. But then speaking about affordability and accessibility … the only technologies and companies that we're investing in should pass the affordability filter.”

Sergey’s work as a longevity investor is finding ways to make this possible by building on his investment expertise, which spans over 20 years. 

  • His Longevity Vision Fund funnels $100 million into innovative technology breakthroughs, services and products that make living longer a reality within our reach. 
  • He’s an Innovation Board Member at XPRIZE Foundation dedicated to solving the world’s biggest problems.
  • He’s a Development Sponsor of Longevity XPRIZE, a global initiative designed to incentivize the development of technological breakthroughs to cure aging.
  • He’s a Financial Advisory Board Member at APPG for Longevity helping to shape national longevity strategy in the UK.

“We also need to show the hope and opportunity there, but also it is about communicating and it is about creating a sustainable economic model around longevity,” Sergey says.

Listen on to find out how you can be one of the billion people he helps.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

Jun 25, 2020
Find Out Exactly What Your Genes are Saying About Your Health – Naveen Jain & Ally Perlina : 714

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m super excited to bring you some new information that can dramatically change how you manage your own health. My good friend Naveen Jain, founder and CEO of Viome, and Ally Perlina, the company’s chief translational science officer, join me to talk about a new test and personalized health program that Viome has developed and launched.

This breakthrough test is the first of its kind to show mitochondrial function, immune cell function, biological age, and cellular stress. And paired with Viome’s test for gut health, it’s now possible to get a complete digital snapshot of your microbial, mitochondrial, and human cellular health. This is your opportunity to prevent and reverse chronic disease.

The Health Intelligence Test now can quantify the things I’ve been talking about for years when it comes to mitochondria function and health.

“So, there are only three types of genes that are expressed in the human body,” Naveen says. “Your mitochondrial genes that are inside the cell of human cell, all the human genes that are expressed, and the microbial genes. And what if you can look at all of them and start to see how this system approach to how each one of them impacts each of us?”

“So, it's all actually truly interconnected,” says Ally, whose expertise is in molecular and systems biology and human genetics. “That's the system's view, and you have to figure out that which place in the system you need to act.”

“Literally everything is connected,” Naveen says. “And for the first time in the human history, we have a chance to actually look at all of that and apply the AI and machine learning to not only just look at the wonderful steps, to actually figure out what to do about it. And I'm just so damn excited, that we're finally there, finally there.”

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/


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Jun 23, 2020
Think You Know Good Fats from Bad? 8 Oils to Avoid – Dr. Cate Shanahan with Dave Asprey : 713

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’ve invited Dr. Cate Shanahan back to the show to talk about good fats and bad fats. She’s going to explain what’s happening with our fat cells and why the kind of fat you consume matters so much to your metabolic health.

Trained in biochemistry and genetics, Dr. Cate has spent nearly two decades working as a physician and nutrition specialist. Her newest book, The Fatburn Fix: Boost Energy, End Hunger, and Lose Weight by Using Body Fat for Fuel, will take you on a uniquely informed nutrition journey focused on your own fat and the fats you consume.

Dr. Cate created previously developed a nutrition program for the LA Lakers that many NBA and professional sports teams adopted and still use today. She’s been featured on a documentary and docuseries and been interviewed by major media outlets, radio talk shows and popular podcasts.

She’s also the author of two previous books devoted to nutrition: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food and Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating.

“We've been living in this giant experiment because we've started eating fats that we know are great for seeds instead of fats that are great for animals,” Dr. Cate says. “That's a huge experiment. Anybody who says I'm promoting a fad diet, no. This is the opposite of the fad diet. It's the antidote to this experimental fad diet that we've been on.”

Dr. Cate says the kind of fat that’s in our own bodies is the root of inflammation. She then offers up four of the best things you can do nutritionally to boost your own immunity and beat inflammation. 

 During this pandemic, you have to be aware of any inflammation in your body. If you’re living on sugar and bad oils, well, that’s just what coronavirus thrives on, she says. While many parts of the world are slowing returning to a new normal, Covid-19 hasn’t gone away. Dr. Cate and I also talk about how certain types of fats make people more susceptible to viruses and infections, and give you tips on how to stay healthy.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/,

Jun 18, 2020
Covid-19 is Changing the Virus Game & Blood Vessels are Losing – Dr. William Li with Dave Asprey : 712

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Dr. William Li, is sharing brand new research that shows COVID-19 causes severe damage to blood vessels. This leads to widespread blood clotting in the lungs.

He explains what all this means in real terms you can understand. He’s been deep into new research and is one of the authors of a study that was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr Li is an experienced internal medicine physician and author of the book, “Eat to Beat Disease.” He’s also a research scientist—specifically a vascular biologist. He’s been actively involved in angiogenesis research and clinical analysis for more than two decades. Angiogenesis is the development of new blood vessels and Dr. Li is one of the world’s leading experts in this field.

“Endothelium is just a fancy word to describe the cells that line the lining of our blood vessels,” Dr. Li says. “Endothelium is the connector that brings blood, oxygen, nutrients, everything to every single cell in our body, and if we block those channels, we wind up actually having big problems that happen in the heart, happen in the brain, and then diabetes.”

“It's actually very rare that you actually find a virus or bacteria invading an endothelial cell,” explains Dr. Li. But Covid-19 changed that game.

“We actually saw for the first time viruses invading endothelial cells and filling them up like a gumball machine. They were literally like zombies getting in infecting and then basically pulverizing the membranes from the inside out. There's something very unusual about this.”

Dr. Li and I talk about how Covid-19 acts more like a cold than the flu and other weird things. “The other thing we saw is massive inflammation–your immune system trying to clear out the virus in the infected endothelium,” he says.

Listen on as Dr. Li and I go way into the newest research about what else Covid-19 is doing in the human body and what you can do to strengthen your own immunity.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jun 16, 2020
Inner Programming Hacks from the Queen of Poo – Suzy Batiz with Dave Asprey : 711

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you'll find out how my guest built an empire by challenging societal norms after rising from life’s lowest lows by following an “alive” idea.  Suzy Batiz is a serial creator and expert in entrepreneurial intuition who’s best known as the founder of PooPourri, the all-natural before-you-go toilet spray. 

Suzy teaches people to tune into intuition and turn on their body intelligence to achieve a naturally abundant flow state. She also biohacks her own consciousness to tap into her creativity. We’re going to talk about the ways she defies, liberates, and transforms—and teaches others to do the same—in businesses and in life. 

“We can go back in, we can reprogram our subconscious mind, which is actually the birthplace of those original, that bad, well, old code, let’s call it old code,” Suzy says. “Because it’s not bad code because it was written for survival. But we can actually change that code and then we can start creating a different reality based on that new change. It’s really programming. I call it biohacking consciousness, but it’s actually reprogramming.”

From failure to process to managing crisis, Suzy’s refreshingly candid perspective will give you something to think about.

Light It Up: “Prior to [age] 38 was push, push, grind, grind, going towards something that I thought was actually going to make me happy,” Suzy says. “It was going to make me whole and complete. And then after the second bankruptcy, when I bottomed out, I was able to really look back and face myself. Now, what I say is, what’s worse than losing everything you have, is realizing you didn’t even have a good time doing it.” … “at least if the rug gets pulled out from underneath me again, I could look back and say I had a great time.”

Lean Out: “It’s easy for a company to get fat and all these processes and processes and processes,” Suzy says. “I’m a renegade, I’m a rebel, and we have so many processes, everything becomes slow and I’m always about keeping as many processes as we need, but not too many.” … “When you’re small and nimble and flexible, you can move quickly like that. The big guys can’t do that and that’s our advantage is the speed and agility.”

Consider Crisis:  “You don’t have to know what you're doing, but also if you don’t like figuring stuff out, really question if you want to be an entrepreneur,” Suzy says. “If it doesn't turn you on to solve these problems and be in crisis after crisis after crisis and don’t even go there.”]

Could Be Ayahuasca: “I don’t believe plant medicines by themselves,” Suzy says. “I believe they show you, they kick the door open, but you have to come back and actually do the integration work. Do the real life work like the amends, just because you've done the thing you need to apologize for.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jun 11, 2020
Who Am I? Finding Spirituality by Disrupting Tradition with Abdul Hayy L. Holdijk : 710

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave interviews a special guest while in Oman, south of Dubai. Abdul Hayy Lammert Holdijk shares his profound life story of adventure, spirituality seeking, questioning tradition and teaching others. 

Born in Holland, Abdul lived in Germany and attended universities in the U.S. and London. His travels as a young man took him to Sri Lanka, Beirut, and Damascus, where he found his “home” in a mosque with a Sufi sheikh who spoke English.

He has been a follower of a Sufi path for the past 40 years, studying religion and consciousness with a hefty dose of pragmatism. Abdul taught at the American University in Beirut for several years, and then at the American University in Cairo for 35.

“Almost all what we would call the mystical traditions are embedded in an Orthodox tradition,” Abdul says. “And that has a reason. Religion is like a shell, like a Walnut. It's rigid, it's inflexible, but it protects what's inside. And the inside is the mystical tradition. It's what gives meaning and flavor and nourishment. And if you had the inside without the shell, it would just simply flow away. It would not survive.”

“One of the first things I read about Zen Buddhism that appealed to me was Burn the Sutras,” he continues. “It's only later that I understood, you go to have sutras to burn, right? And so the tradition are the sutras and yes, the inner tradition does burn that rigidity, but it doesn't burn it completely. Because the tradition provides the way, kind of resistance to your ego. And the ego is persistent.” 

Abdul also founded the Egyptian Society of Homeopathy and teaches courses to other international homeopathy organizations.

He lectures on topics including the Enneagram, Shadow Work, Voice Dialogue, Love, Dream interpretation, Jekyll and Hyde, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, and a wide range of other topics related to consciousness and personality development. He also leads spiritual retreats in Lebanon, Egypt, Oman, and the surrounding region.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

Jun 09, 2020
Emotion Commotion in Trying Times: Showing Up to Pain & Accepting What Is – Susan David, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 709

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m excited for you to hear from my guest Susan David, Ph.D., who knows all about emotions and what to do with them. Susan challenges the prevailing attitude that we should “fix” our difficult emotions through positive thinking and chasing happiness. Instead, she teaches people how to thrive in an uncertain world.

After some hard-charging months focused on the science of coronavirus, and how to stay physically well and financially afloat during the pandemic, it’s time to put some attention on our emotional health.

“Fundamentally, the way we deal with our inner world drives everything,” Susan says. “It drives how we love and come to our relationships, how we live, how we parent and how we lead.”

Susan is an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her bestselling book, “Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life” is based on 20 years of research and describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of uncertainty and change.

“At its most basic level emotional agility is about the capacity to be with ourselves,” Susan explains. “That includes our difficult thoughts and emotions and stories and past experiences in a way that's compassionate and curious and that doesn't hold us back from being the people that we most want to be. Because often we get stuck in our thoughts, our emotions and our stories, and we aren't living in a way that's intentional and values congruent and so it's about these different aspects.”

And whether we’re caught in a brooding trap or bottling up our emotions, it takes work to unpack what we’re feeling. 

“For people to be healthy with themselves, with the inner worlds, these are not soft skills,” Susan says. “These are the most fundamental skills that we can have as human beings.”

So listen on to find out why trying to control what is uncontrollable wreaks havoc on our emotional health and what you can do to improve your inner landscape in spite of the world’s turmoil.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

Jun 05, 2020
Swapping Out Your Old Plasma Slows Aging & Alzheimer’s – Dr. David Haase with Dave Asprey : 708

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re honoring Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. My guest is the very curious physician, Dr. David Haase. He has a different perspective on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment—he wants to be a saver of widsom.

He’s also a teacher, entrepreneur and innovator deeply committed to maximizing wellness for everyone, keeping longevity in mind.

He’s considered a Systems Medicine pioneer because of his approach to health and healing. He's Vanderbilt- and Mayo Clinic-trained and double-board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine,

Dr. Haase integrates science, philosophy and data to reveal new possibilities for creating health, optimizing human performance, and reversing cognitive decline.

“I call Alzheimer's the failure of our success,” Dr. Haase says. “We've actually done a good job of decreasing heart disease deaths and cancer deaths, and the end-of-stage or end-of-life chronic degenerative diseases and many other categories, but people are living longer, so that we're actually having more opportunities to develop late stage Alzheimer's disease.”

The exchange of blood plasma is showing the most promise in slowing cognitive decline. In a recent study, patients’ memory and executive function actually improved. Even more promising is that you can take action now--before any brain changes occur.

“The quality of your plasma reflects the quality of your living,” Dr. Haase says. “You can dramatically change your plasma here and today by the choices you make and the environment you place your body in.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jun 04, 2020
The Rock Star Scientist of Alzheimer’s on How to Stop Neuroinflammation – Dr. Rudolph Tanzi with Dave Asprey : 707

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re honoring Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month with Dr. Rudolph Tanzi. He’s a renowned microbiologist who has researched, studied, and written about Alzheimer’s disease for nearly 40 years. Along the way, he’s discovered several Alzheimer’s disease genes, including all three early-onset familial Alzheimer’s genes.

He’s also developing therapies for treating and preventing Alzheimer’s disease using human mini-brain organoid models of the disease and working to identify novel genes associated with Alzheimer’s and autism spectrum disorders.

“You're trying to put out a forest fire by blowing out the match,” Dr. Tanzi says. “The forest fire's neuroinflammation. These early genes taught us about the triggers, the matches, the brush fires. It's too late to stamp those out. But now, all the newest Alzheimer's genes we're finding, over a dozen of them, tell us how to stop neuroinflammation.”

Today you’re going to learn about brand new research that is upending what we think we know about Alzheimer’s and how we’ve been treating the symptoms of the disease for decades. 

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Jun 03, 2020
Blood Sugar is the Power Energy in Your Video Game Life – Dr. Molly Maloof with Dave Asprey : 706

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I got to talk with Dr. Molly Maloof about why she wants to bring continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to the masses and how it can optimize nutrition and health. 

CGM is the ultimate lifestyle biomarker. “I don't think CGM should be a prescription device,” Dr, Molly says.  “I think the information about your body should not be behind a pharmacist's desk. It's absurd that you have to ask your doctor for information about yourself.”

Her goal is to maximize human potential by radically extending human health span through personal health technologies, scientific wellness and educational media. Dr. Molly teaches a course at Stanford University on strategies for extending health span for longer lifespan. Her concierge medical practice is oriented around optimizing health and improving mitochondrial function. 

“It is not acceptable that we are getting so sick so young and we need to ask ourselves ‘what are all the possible causes,’ ” she says. “A lot of it does have to do with how we eat, how we live, how we breathe.” EMFs are in the mix, too.

Dr. Molly’s aim is to redesign the healthcare system by reducing medicine prescriptions and implementing healthy lifestyle principles, like fasting.

“We're designed to be fasting most of the time,” she says. “We're not designed to be eating all the time, We have the genetics of scarcity and so abundance is actually damaging to health. Food is fundamental to health. If your food is wrong, your fuel is wrong, you're screwed.”

She’s a passionate evangelist, empowering advocate and visionary futurist who is pioneering new approaches to personal health. “This is the whole crux of what biohacking is about, right? Like having to hack a system because it won't give you what you want, why can't people learn about their bodies? What's wrong with that?”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

May 29, 2020
How Blood Flow Restriction Can Revolutionize Your Fitness – Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen with Dave Asprey : 705

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen talks with me about blood flow restriction (BFR) and its practical application for sports, rehabilitation and health conditions. BFR training has broad effectsand benefits– across your biology. 

“In 20 minutes, you can get more or less a full body workout and that's all you need on a daily basis,” he says. “It's not just about building big muscles, it's about essentially upgrading all the systems that are involved in exercise.”

Dr. Jim is co-founder and chief medical officer of B Strong, the founder of the S-G Performance Medicine Center, and the Sports Science Advisor for the US Ski and Snowboard Association. 

As a physician, researcher and professor, he’s treated thousands of patients and authored thousands of articles over a career spanning more than 40 years. He has extensive experience in the area of sports physiology and has worked with Olympic athletes in various disciplines. 

“The lessons that are learned from elite sport can be translated into helping the everyday population live healthier and better lives,” he says.

We go all in on his study and research of altitude training, local and systemic hypoxia, growth hormones, and metabolic crisis--and what all of this has to do with BFR.

Considered a world-renowned expert in blood flow restriction training, Dr. Jim believes that BFR will revolutionize training and rehabilitation everywhere. Listen on to find out how.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/


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May 28, 2020
Transform Your Indoors with Human Compatible™ Lighting – Robert Soler & Dave Asprey Hack LEDs : 704

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Robert Soler, who researches, engineers and designs lighting systems that work best for the human brain and body. We get right into the biology of lighting and why LED lighting has been your No. 1 enemy indoors for years.

As a subject-matter expert for NASA's Circadian Lighting System onboard the International Space Station, Robert helped design the first LED light for use there. He has since co-founded a NASA spin-off company to bring the same technology to the general public. He’s now vice president of Human Biological Technologies and Research at Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems (BIOS). 

Robert and the BIOS team set out to create better lighting to improve human sleep patterns, cognitive function and general health. Their research on circadian lights has been proven to provide benefits in alertness, jet lag, athlete performance, twilight, seasonality, skin response, photoreception, and more.

BIOS is the only truly circadian lighting developed for humans to mimic natural sunlight. “The whole premise is brighter days, darker nights,” Robert says.

BIOS and my company TrueLight have partnered to launch the first consumer lightbulb that works with your circadian rhythm, not against it. We’ve even captured exciting new technology: “We took out the bad blue and re-appropriated into the good blue region, giving those ‘sky blue’ signals that we need and getting rid of the bad blue in the shorter wavelengths,” Robert says.

Listen on to learn how key photoreceptors drive your circadian rhythms, and how this new bulb’s human compatibility can revolutionize your light and your life.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/,

May 26, 2020
Neuroscience, Mystical Practices and Transformation with Dr. Joe Dispenza : 703

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. Joe Dispenza. He teaches people how to rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes. His work combines neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions and healing. 

“I talk about how the mind and body are connected and how we can begin to change who we are and that we're not hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of our lives, and we're not doomed by our genes,” Dr. Joe says. “In fact, we're marvels of adaptability and change.”

He’s an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator.

In his advanced workshops around the world, he has partnered with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation, including epigenetic testing, brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs), and individual energy field testing with a gas discharge visualization (GDV) machine. His research also includes measuring heart coherence with HeartMath monitors.

“I think there's power in numbers,” Dr. Joe says. “The higher the amplitude, the higher the energy. And if you get enough people thinking the same way, feeling the same way, doing the same things, and you can get and train them into that frequency.” That’s where the magic of healing and transformation happens.”

In a simple, inspiring, and compassionate way, Dr. Joe shows people how they can take their new knowledge to help heal illnesses, chronic conditions and diseases, and also evolve their consciousness. 

“People are beginning to understand that it is more possible when see the evidence in front of them,” Dr. Joe says. “And that's a footprint in consciousness. And so we have evidence in the scientific world, we have evidence in testimony, and I think evidence is the loudest voice.”

However you’re managing the current global pandemic, you have an opportunity to look within, grow, learn and even speed up your belief in what’s possible. 

“So keep doing the work,” Dr. Joe says. “Keep working on yourself. Keep applying it. Try it out. Be a scientist in your life. Experiment. Make it fun. Open up and see if you can begin to produce effects in your life and when you do pay attention to what you did and do it again until you get really good at it.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

May 22, 2020
Design Your Own 'Mindapps' to Expand Your Smarts & Creativity – Thomas Roberts, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 702

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Thomas Roberts, Ph.D., who’s devoted a nearly 50-year career to the study of psychedelics. Tom has developed “mind design” technologies and practices he calls mindapps.

Just like writing and installing apps in our electronic devices, we can construct “mindapps” and install them in our brain-mind complex, he says.  And just like digital apps add capabilities to our devices, mindapps can expand our intellectual capacity and creative abilities. 

Tom’s mindapps also offer benefits for artistic performance, mystical and spiritual experience, and scientific research by improving creativity, open-mindedness, problem solving, and inner-brain connections—the ultimate performance hacking!

“There are things we can install in our brain/mind complex that allow it to do new things and to do things more strongly,” Tom says. “I'm not saying that a mindapp is like artificial intelligence in electronical sense. I'm just taking that idea and transferring it over to things. Now, my favorite, of course, is psychedelics, but it includes brain stimulation, hypnosis, breathing techniques, biofeedback, chanting, yoga, hypnosis, on and on. All of these are mindapps that we can install and use our brain/mind complex in different ways.”

We’re intentionally redesigning our own minds, he explains, and lays it all out in his most recent book: Mindapps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design. We talk about mindapps and how they connect to consciousness and psychedelic science.

Tom is a professor emeritus of educational psychology at Northern Illinois University and a former visiting scientist at Johns Hopkins, He’s presented around the world on consciousness and psychedelic science. For 32 years, he taught Foundations of Psychedelic Studies, which was the world’s first university-cataloged psychedelic course.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

May 21, 2020
Facts vs. Experience: How Science May Be Alienating Consciousness – Philip Goff, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 701

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is leading philosopher and consciousness researcher Philip Goff, Ph.D. He studies how to integrate consciousness into our scientific worldview and how consciousness blends with our general theory of reality. “Consciousness is everywhere,” he says.

His approach to consciousness is “a very general framework for bringing together what we know about ourselves from the inside with what science tells us about the body and the brain from the outside to bring them together in a single integrated picture of reality.”

“All we mean by consciousness here is subjective experience, pleasure, pain, visual or auditory experiences and so human experience is incredibly rich and sophisticated,” says Philip, who teaches at Durham University in England. “This is the result of millions of years of evolution by natural selection.”

​In his new book “Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness,” he goes all the back to the foundations of the scientific revolution, when Galileo's decided to set consciousness outside of the domain of science. 

Philip suggests that we need to rethink what science is in order to solve the problem of consciousness and offers up panpsychism as a radically new picture of human consciousness.

“So that's the idea that basic building blocks have some kind of very rudimentary conscious experience," Philip says. “But it doesn't mean every random arrangement of those particles of those building blocks is conscious. It doesn't mean that your cup of coffee is conscious. It just means that your cup of coffee is made up of little things that are conscious.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

May 19, 2020
Downturn Turnaround: How to Navigate the Economic Headwinds of Covid-19 – Jay Abraham with Dave Asprey : 700

If you’re worried about the state of your finances, then this is the Bulletproof Radio episode you must listen to. Top executive coach, marketing expert, and $21.7 Billion Dollar Man—Jay Abraham—joins Dave for a candid discussion about financial health. Especially as the Covid-19 pandemic has blown apart the economy.

“Everyone is shell-shocked,” Jay says. “Even big companies are out of money.”

As Founder and CEO of The Abraham Group, Inc. (Los Angeles, California), Jay has dealt with virtually every type of business scenario and issue. He has studied, and solved, almost every type of business question, challenge and opportunity. He’s spent his entire career solving complex problems and fixing underperforming businesses. 

“I have a broad perspective,” Jay says. “I've been trained to find opportunity at adversity.”

His forte, which is the ability to think “way outside the box” while thinking “way inside the box” too, is to prepare for multiple potential scenarios. This has enabled him to find (and successfully implement) creative, pre-emptive solutions in order to generate high-performance results. You can, too, even in this incredibly tough business environment. 

“You start with nonthreatening, no-risk things, because every day, you could be putting into play one small revenue activity that can start monetizing for you,” Jay says. “They don't all have to be winners and they don't have to be big.”

This episode is full of useful and practical ways you can do something about your current financial situation. The opportunities are there if you let yourself think in new ways.

“What you can do from the base of what's happened is transcendent,” Jay says. “It's extraordinary if you allow yourself to transcend the limitations of how you have seen yourself—whether you're a displaced employee, whether you're a restauranteur, whether you're an entrepreneur whose business has faltered, or whether you're one that's doing okay.”


Go to https://daveasprey.com/jay/ for your chance to win any one of these great resources by Jay Abraham:

  • “The Sticking Point Solution: 9 Ways to Move Your Business from Stagnation to Stunning Growth in Tough Economic Times"
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  • “The Creativity Switch: How To Unleash The Creative Power Within You"

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

May 15, 2020
Meat, Interrupted: How Radical Transparency is Saving Our Bacon – Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative with Dave Asprey : 699

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’ve invited two guests to talk about a different perspective on the current disruptions in the U.S. meat supply. Covid-19 has turned a spotlight on problems within industrial meat processing. But there’s another way that keeps workers safe and product quality high for consumers. 

There are small-scale farmers and meat processors providing total integrity throughout the value chain. Preserving natural ecosystems, respecting animals, and protecting the environment are simply the way they do business. Plus, they’ve got science on their side proving why grass-fed, pasture-raised livestock is both the healthiest—and most humane—meat choice.

Cody Hopkins is a physicist who decided to be a farmer, then founded Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative in Arkansas and serves as its CEO. He and the Grass Roots partner farms are changing the way meat is produced and consumed across the U.S. He’s focused on regenerative agriculture, animal welfare, sustainability and blockchain technology.

“There is a growing awareness of the vulnerability of our meat supply chain, especially at the processing level,” Cody says. “When one company or one plant produces 130 million servings every week, it's producing 5% of the country's pork. That is a scary position to be in and I think people are really waking up to that right now.”

Andy Shaw, CEO of Cypress Valley Meat Company in Arkansas, has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of meat processing. He oversees multiple USDA-inspected processing plants that service Grass Roots, major retailers and farmers, and private label products for renowned restaurants. 

“When you look at what people have said in the past of being too big to fail, we're seeing quite the opposite now,” Andy says. “I think they're [industrial meat processing plants] too big to stay continually in motion while all this is going on. When you’ve got that many employees concentrated in one location, it's almost impossible to keep everybody healthy and at work. We're seeing the repercussions of having a centralized food system right now.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

May 14, 2020
Small Tweaks Add Up To Big Health Wins – Max Lugavere with Dave Asprey : 698

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest today is Max Lugavere, a filmmaker, health and science journalist, and New York Times best-selling author. His mom’s early-onset dementia propelled him to seek out top scientists and doctors around the world. He made the connection to food in his first book “Genius Foods.” And realizing the needs of the body and brain don’t stop at food, he’s back with a new take on health with “The Genius Life.” 

Max looked into global research on circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization and exercise physiology. He’s taken all that knowledge and distilled it into valuable suggestions. “All it takes for most people are a few simple insights and a few simple tips to really turn things around in a powerful way,” Max says.

We talk about hacks you can start incorporating into your life right away to build up your physical and mental health resilience.

“The link between exercise and mental health really, it can't be overstated,” Max says. “And when I'm home for an extended period of time, it really is a challenge mentally. I think this is actually one of the topics that is being under-covered in terms of the media, what this social distancing collectively is doing for our mental health. So, anything that we can do to fortify our mental health during this time is crucial.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

May 12, 2020
Your Ultimate Guide to Ozone Therapy – Dr. Robert Rowen with Dave Asprey : 697

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Robert Rowen shares more than three decades of knowledge working with ozone therapy. Ozone is something that is missing from our conversation about how to stay healthy, especially when things are not healthy out there.

Ozone therapy has been used for more than a century and is known for improving the flow properties of blood, delivery and utilization of oxygen, and enhancing a body's immune system, among other benefits. 

Dr. Rowen has established himself as a global leader in integrative/alternative medicine and is internationally known for his clinical practice and teaching in oxidation medicine. I previously had him on episode #352 to talk about how he successfully treated Ebola patients in Africa with ozone therapy.

I wanted Dr. Rowen back on the show now because of his extensive expertise. “There’s hydrogen peroxide, ozone, ultraviolet, and intravenous Vitamin C,” he says. “These all belong to a family of therapies commonly referred to as oxidative medicine. And it is a really natural therapy, most people don't realize that. Our immune cells (white blood cells) go after infection by making oxidants and tossing them at the invader. Now, if this didn't work, we wouldn't be here. And the invaders have never been able to get away from this.”

Dr. Rowen also recently published a paper in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology to bring attention to ozone therapy as a novel treatment for conventionally untreatable viral illnesses, such as coronavirus.

“Ozone is reducing inflammation, modulating inflammation, delivering more oxygen, improving mitochondrial oxygen consumption, and ozone itself is toxic, so it kills microorganisms,” he says.

Ozone therapy has stood the test of time in my life and for the last 100 years, it's the real deal. Listen on for easy explanations and useful information you can use today.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

To learn even more about ozone therapy, read these articles on my blog: Ozone Therapy: What It Is And How It Works and Ozone Therapy At Home: Getting Started

May 07, 2020
Hacking Enlightenment in 7 Steps: The Dharma and Next-Gen of Neuroscience – Rick Hanson, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 696

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, teacher, and speaker. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author of five books that explore topics like neuroscience, clinical psychology, and positive neuroplasticity.

I’ve asked Rick back to the show to discuss his new book, “Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness.” We cover Rick’s seven practices for strengthening the neural circuitry of profound contentment and inner peace based on cutting-edge brain science. These qualities offer essential support in everyday life while at the same time support the exploration of the most radical reaches of human consciousness. If it sounds daunting, it’s absolutely not! Rick relies on methods and prefers to be in the trenches.

“These are seven ways of being that are perfected in enlightenment,” Rick says. “And then in effect, reverse engineering those seven ways of being so that we can develop them inside ourselves, literally hardwired into our own brain.”

He gives us hope while also recognizing the challenges of modern life: “Our deepest nature in fact has already awakened,” he says. “And yet it's really difficult to rest in that true nature for more than a few seconds in a row given the brain's survival biases and then the ways that modern culture floods us and distracts us.” … “It’s easy to lose sight of the peaks of human potential.”

Rick is a Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. Considered an expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. 

Rick doesn’t use any jargon or pep talks, but instead reaches into neuroscience while also sharing his own journey of practice (he’s been meditating for 46 years!) He teaches and informs through stories, guided meditations, examples and applications. You’ll find this episode pragmatic and practical.

Enjoy the show!

Catch my recorded IG Live with Rick on YouTube at https://youtu.be/J1XWHSbWyfI. And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

May 05, 2020
Coronavirus Bonus: The Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Stem Cells – Dr. Harry Adelson with Dave Asprey

In this bonus episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Harry Adelson, N.D., one of the early adopters of using stem cells for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. I asked him to come in for this special short podcast because I wanted to talk specifically about immune function and stem cells, and get thoughts from one of the leaders in the field on stem cells, and Covid-19, and viruses, and immunity. 

DISCLAIMER: Dr. Harry Adelson wishes to be clear that he does not treat COVID-19 under any circumstance, with stem cells or anything else. He leaves that to the infectious disease specialists.

Dr. Adelson founded Docere Clinics, in Park City, Utah, in 2002 where he practiced Regenerative Injection Therapy until 2010. Since then, he's been treating exclusively musculoskeletal pain conditions using stem cells. He has performed over 6,000 stem cell procedures, putting him solidly among the most experienced in the world.

We discuss stem cells and the connections to inflammation from viruses specifically. “Of the modalities that are being studied, stem-cell therapy actually potentially shows the most promise,” Dr. Adelson says. Listen on to learn more about the science behind how stem cells work in the body and their systemic anti-inflammation effect.

Enjoy the show! 

Catch my recorded IG Live with Dr. Adelson here: https://youtu.be/5WTslbEV_Ec. And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

May 04, 2020
Limitless: How Will Smith and the X-Men Got That Way – Jim Kwik Tells Dave Asprey : 695

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain optimization and accelerated learning. Jim Kwik has poured his life’s work into making people limitless.

“The No. 1 capability to cultivate today is learning,” Jim says. “If you learn how to learn, you can apply that towards everything. You can grant all of your own learning wishes.”

Jim’s going to show you how to break free of limiting beliefs, achieve new levels of success, and lead a more exceptional life. You’ll get a practical series of tools that will help you cast off your perceived restrictions and learn how to unlimit your brain. 

After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Jim Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower. He’s on a mission to leave no brain behind and to do that, is reaching as many people as he can with a book based on his years of work with people from every walk of life: “Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life.”

“In the limitless model, the first circle is your mindset,” Jim says. “All behavior is belief-driven. If you don't believe it's possible, if you don't believe that you're capable of it, if you don't believe you even deserve it, the methods, they're not going to have its full potent effects.”

Be sure to listen all the way to the end for a special offer directly from Jim.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

May 01, 2020
How Kindness and Empathy Will Reset and Reshape A Better World: Jamil Zaki, Ph.D., with Dave Asprey : 694

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Jamil Zaki, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. Our conversation explores kindness, empathy, and compassion. You’ll find out the surprising ways people carry these traits into their personal lives and their broader social groups and communitites.  

In a stack rank, kindness wins: “So kindness is, obviously, I think the most important for us as a collective,” Jamil says. “We need to cooperate, we need to work together, and that's whether you're in a family or a company or a culture.”

Jamil has presented and written extensively about kindness and empathy, with featured articles in the New York Times, the Washington PostThe New Yorker, and the Atlantic and many more publications and media outlets. He’s the author of the book: “The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World.” (It's available in hardcover now or you can preorder the paperback, set to release, June 2, 2020.)

Using tools from psychology and neuroscience, he gives us a totally new understanding empathy by examining how empathy works and how people can learn to empathize more effectively. 

Empathy has been thought of as a hardwired trait—as in you either have it or you don’t. But Jamil says it’s a learnable skill that can be taught, strengthened and adapted to the modern world. And we need that more than ever in the current calamity of Covid-19. “That sense of common humanity and common vulnerability can really actually ignite massive amounts of empathy,” he says.

Listen on to learn how to bring more empathy and kindness into your life now and how to shape it for the future.

Enjoy the show! 

Catch my Instagram Live with Jamil at https://youtu.be/ENjhT71FUN8. And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

Apr 30, 2020
Tech Billionaires vs. The COVID-19 Pandemic: Dave Asprey hosts Tech Journalist Kara Swisher : 693

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is one of the most revered tech journalists in the U.S. technology space. Kara Swisher is a contributing writer to the New York Times Opinion section and appears weekly on NBC. We get into tech impacts, human downgrading, and how Covid-19 has created shifts and opportunities in the tech community.

She’s executive producer of the Code Conference, an annual event that brings together a global community of the biggest tech names in the business to explore current and future impact of digital technology. She also hosts the podcast Recode: Decode and co-hosts the podcast Pivot. Both shows dive into many aspects of the tech world with sharp insight.

Kara’s experience in tech spans nearly 30 years where she’s been watching it unfold—in all its glory and ugliness. She’s tackled tough topics and raised hard questions within the industry. A few things we talk about in this episode:

  • Big tech: “I still feel like this idea that we need these big giant tech companies that control everything is a real problem for innovation,” she says. “I've always thought the way we get to any solution to anything is a diversity of opinion, a diversity of efforts, a diversity of small companies being on a plane where they can compete with larger companies.”

  • Tech Diversity: “But you're still a rare being, being a woman or a person of color running or being in a significant position of power at a tech company,” she says.

  • Tech Billionaire Philanthropy: “Where's the accountability?” she says. “Where's the decision making as a society? Where's all of us deciding together what we want rather than a small group of people, who may or may not have good motives.”

  • Tech’s Space Roots: “You're either a Star Trek person or a Star Wars person. I would like to be a Star Trek person, but I fear we live in a Star Wars universe.”

Enjoy the show! 

Catch my Instagram Live with Kara here. And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Apr 28, 2020
Surprise Guest: Tiffany Haddish Tells Dave Asprey Her Shelter-in-Place Secrets

In this bonus episode of Bulletproof Radio, I had a fun conversation with Tiffany Haddish, a comedian and award-winning actress who stars in numerous television series and feature films.

She’s sheltering in place during this coronavirus pandemic, so we got to talk about what she’s doing to stay healthy and sane. Whether it’s gardening, old-school self-help, or learning to do the splits, Tiffany does it with humor and a whole lot of sass. 

Tiffany’s life journey and experiences growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles inspired her comedy and sense of humor both on and off the stage. They’ve also been the foundation of her memoir, “The Last Black Unicorn.” During our talk, she shares some of her early career and the important breaks she got along the way. Tiffany also opens up about how she’s learned to ask for help and advice, when to forgive, when to let people go, and how to hack the voice in your head.

Catch Tiffany on the Netflix miniseries “Self-Made” and in the TBS comedy, “The Last OG.” 

 Enjoy the show! See Tiffany in person on my YouTube channel at www.daveasprey.com/youtube.

Apr 25, 2020
You Are Enough! Find Your Authentic State with Panache Desai and Dave Asprey : 692

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m welcoming a guest who has a unique power of insight and a gift of energetic transformation. Panache Desai helps people to “be enough” and break free from suffering and limitation on every level. He helps foster a deeper understanding of who they are, and guides them into greater states of connection, collaboration, and love.

“When you're authentically being yourself, you are peaceful,” he says. “When you're tapped into that enlightened consciousness that you are, you are peaceful. This is how you know you are connected to you.”

He's has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her wildly popular SuperSoul Sunday show. He’s also collaborated alongside Deepak Chopra, and steps in for Rev. Michael Beckwith at the Agape International Spiritual Center.

In his new book, You Are Enough: Revealing the Soul to Discover Your Power, Potential, and Possibility, he offers a persuasive and powerful approach to meet the challenges of the modern moment and heal the fractured self it produces.

“If we're not feeling like we're enough, we're sending all of those signals through the body,” Panache says. “We're creating a biology of not being enough, and then we're creating a reality of not being enough. And so, the fundamental shift that we have to go through is building from a foundation of being enough because there's a superpower that we tap into from that place.”

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Apr 24, 2020
Ozone Therapy: Strengthen Your Immunity and Combat Viruses - Dave Asprey Talks with Dr. Frank Shallenberger : 691

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Frank Shallenberger returns to the show with step-by-step ways to boost your innate immune system and keep viruses at bay. “You'll never get over any kind of infection if you don't have an immune system to eventually take charge,” he says.

Dr. Shallenberger has been a practicing physician for nearly 50 years, both in the fields of conventional medicine and alternative/homeopathic/integrative medicine. He’s revolutionized the practice of anti-aging and preventive medicine by developing a patented method to measure mitochondrial function, metabolism, and oxygen utilization. 

He’s also someone who knows more than you might expect on how viruses operate inside the body and what you can do about almost any virus in the body. He offers up a unique protocol that includes Vitamins A, C and D, zinc, nebulized hydrogen peroxide, and ozone. “One of the things I love most about ozone is that it complements everything,” he says. 

Considered the leading expert of medical ozone therapy in the United States, Dr. Shallenberger is best known for his research involving the use of ozone therapy for immune-related disorders. “What's cool about ozone is that it signals all kinds of systems to do all kinds of things,” he says. “And so, that's why we can use it in so many different areas.”

Listen on for step-by-step tips and guidelines on how to follow the protocol safety. And there may just be a few mushrooms thrown in for good measure.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

Apr 23, 2020
Covid-19 Turns Inflammation from Protective to Predatory – Dave Asprey with Dr. David Liepert : 690

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I get into inflammatory responses and the lessons pain teaches us with my guest, Dr. David Liepert. 

“COVID is doing damage by overwhelming us and causing uncontrolled inflammation,” he says. “The inflammatory response to COVID is actually somewhat protective. The question is, at what point does it become counter-protective, or even counterproductive, or even producing injury? The same thing is true systemically, that, for instance, social distancing and quarantine are kind of a social form of inflammation.”

“Basically, uncontrolled inflammation is another way to think of a cytokine storm,” he says. “Cytokines are meant to be the solution, but uncontrolled, they literally become the thing that's killing us, rather than helping us get better.”

Dr. Liepert a physician with a broad range of expertise in critical care, specialty anesthesiology, and quality improvement and assessment programs within Canada’s healthcare system. He’s dedicated much of his professional work to helping patients find solutions to chronic pain. 

He also serves as chief medical officer and advisor to several companies leading development and discoveries for mobile health and wellness monitoring, and AI solutions.

I asked him to talk more about how this type of virus (Covid-19) is bringing our health systems down, not just us individually.

“My one big struggle with academic medicine and the way it responds to situations like this is, academic medicine assumes we know what questions to ask,” Dr. Liepert says. “And if we don't even know what question to ask, we're never going to find the right answer.”

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/.

Apr 21, 2020
A Five-Step Formula to Make Money and a Difference – Lisa Sasevich : 689

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re changing up the pace and pausing the coronavirus hustle and flow. I’m going to ask that you take a breath, look around your shelter-in-place environment and really see what matters most to you.

Ask yourself, “What if I could feel like I'm making a difference all the time and be paid for that?” My guest Lisa Sasevich believes that inside of every one of us is a feeling that just won’t go away—an internal knowing that we are “meant for more.” 

She had that feeling and used it to propel herself into a life of abundance and contribution. She went from being fired from her dream job the night before Christmas Eve, to building a home-based business that generated over $40 million dollars in sales.

You may have some unexpected downtime right now, or be grappling with new family, work and financial realities during this coronavirus pandemic. Lisa’s going to present you with tools you can use and steps you can take right now to discover and own your unique value. 

She’s also going to reframe your thoughts around profits and income.

“Profits means money to us in business, right?” she says. “The money left over after we pay our expenses. But I want to expand it. When I look at the money that my company makes, I see a bunch of humans that we helped. That's what it looks like to me.”

“And the kind of income we're talking about is the kind of income that uses your ability to help people with what you already know,” Lisa says. “So, there's a profit in the feeling of fulfillment, the knowing that you're making a difference.”

Enjoy the show! 


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Apr 17, 2020
Part 2-Ripple Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic That We’re Ignoring: DNA Impacts with Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D. : 688

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is part two of a special two-part series. (Catch part one here.) There was a lot to discuss about Covid-19 with Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer of The DNA Company. He’s widely regarded as a pioneer in medical genomics.

In part two, we talk about specific genes that make you prone to exaggerated inflammatory viral responses and respiratory problems. The DNA Company actually knows this. In fact, Mansoor and I had a conversation about this long before Covid-19 existed. 

We again get scienc-y about DNA and coronavirus, but we explain it all along the way in simple terms. We break down the science into manageble pieces that you can use today. Especially when it comes to inflammation, which is one of the pandemic ripple effects.

“Ultimately the real knockout punch is coming from something called cytokine storms, which is just a sexy word of seeing a deregulated hyped-up, armed-up inflammatory response,” Mansoor says.

Whether you have access to your genetic information or not, this episode offers something for everyone to make sure this inflammatory thing doesn't hit you.

We look at stacking Selenium, Zinc, D3, Vitamin C and NAC, as well as balancing your methylation. However, this is just a start. 

Buckle up to learn a lot more!

Apr 16, 2020
Part 1-Ripple Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic That We’re Ignoring: DNA Impacts with Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D : 687

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is part one of a special two-part series. There was a lot to discuss about Covid-19 with Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer of The DNA Company.

Today’s guest is widely regarded as a pioneer in medical genomics and has been the recipient of multiple academic and industry awards. He’s the holder of several patents in the general fields of molecular diagnostics and genomics research. Now you might think that we’re going to get into something scienc-y about DNA and coronavirus—and we are, but there’s so much more to consider. 

For example, how DNA impacts your ability to fight Covid-19 and the vast ripple effect this pandemic is having across the world. There’s also an emotional effect, secondary to the pandemic, that very few people are talking about in any meaningful way.

Hardcore stress, anxiety, social isolation, employment and education disruption, and safety and security concerns are moving in waves across the world. Cortisol levels are up, inflammation is triggered, circadian rhythms are off, eating habits are upset—all making for a swirling storm of physical and mental health concerns beyond having the actual virus. For all of us.

And while it seems the Covid-19 illness doesn’t seem to be affecting youth as much as adults, we may be “leaving the youth out of the equation,” says Mansoor. “But those youth are equally likely to be affected by the emotional discord of seeing mom and dad scared, mom and dad fighting, parents worried, and they may not have the barometers by which to filter all of the stress that's societally going on.”

Turns out there’s a genetic link to how we process trauma. A percentage of our youth have a “profound genomic makeup that significantly predisposes them to a much more anxiety based, much more war-based response to what's going on,” Mansoor says. Adults are not immune, either. I had Mansoor check my own DNA; listen on to what he found.

“We're performing a societal experiment right now,” Mansoor continues. “And we need to be aware of this and we need to be aware of the multitude of effects this is going to have—not just acute viral infection and acute hospitalization. There are broader effects here that we need to speak of.”

Enjoy the show! 

Apr 14, 2020
Overcoming Massive Adversity with Little Mind Hacks – Amy Purdy : 686

Don't miss this special—and slightly longer—episode of Bulletproof Radio. My guest has defied incredible odds throughout her life to accomplish some extraordinary things.

Amy Purdy follows a road of her own making—as a motivational speaker, a New York Times best-selling author, a model, dancer and actress—and also the most decorated American Paralympic snowboarder in history.

She toured the United States with Oprah Winfrey, speaking to stadiums of people about her life: losing both legs at 19. By sharing her incredible story, she taught others about resilience and inspired them to follow their dreams.

Her life took another turn in 2019—this time a severe health setback. We’re going to talk about what happened and how she hacked her body and mind through her recovery.

When it comes to excruciating pain, adversity, and continually moving forward, Amy has worked through it all with strength and grace.

  • Perseverance: “Even when I survived, I think, it made me have to really dig deep and figure out, okay, there's certain things I can change, there's certain things I can't, so I decided to really focus on the things that I could change, I decided to focus on what I could do.”

  • Hope: “I still wanted to live a great life. I was still me, I very much so still felt like me. I'm the same person, the same drive, the same aspirations. I wanted to travel, I wanted to snowboard all over the world. I still wanted to do all of that. I just now had to figure out how, and I had to get creative to find a way.”

  • Positivity: “It didn't feel good to have people feel sorry for me. And so I knew that I didn't want to feel sorry for myself. I thought ‘that's a bad spot to be in.’ ”

  • Mindset: “One major thing that I did was I got really good at compartmentalizing because I was dealing with losing my legs, losing my kidney function and needing a kidney transplant and then losing part of my hearing as well, all at the same time.”

  • Focus: “When I think of all my accomplishments, the things that I've done in my life, I get very hyper-focused. I kind of shut everything else away and just focus on what needs to be taken care of.”

  • Healing: “I started this whole new journey that I'm on of fighting to get back. … I realize the doctors have done what they can. Now it's up to my body to do the rest and how can I support my body to not just heal but literally do more than that, right? Like grow new connections, create new pathways.”

Don’t miss my hacking recommendation list for Amy in the episode show notes or my IG Live with Amy; it’s up now on the Bulletproof Radio YouTube channel.

Enjoy the show!

Apr 09, 2020
Parenting Through the New Norm: Tips for Connecting with Your Kids During Stressful Times – Dr. Stewart Friedman : 685

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a leading voice for change in social and corporate policy to bring greater harmony between work and the rest of life—especially for parents.

Stewart Friedman currently is an organizational psychologist and professor of management practice at the Wharton School. He’s an award-winning professor and bestselling author who founded Wharton’s Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project nearly 30 years ago. 

Flexibility is a big part of that integration, and the timing couldn’t be better. The realities of working at home—with kids—is settling in for many families

A simple acknowledgement of “I'm a human being beyond the work exchange that we're doing right now, and so are you, so let's deal with that,” is necessary, Stew says. “We're being forced to do that now and I think that that's helping everybody. It does require, as I say, some adjustment and flexibility, but I think if you negotiate it just a bit up front it makes everything a lot easier.”

In his new book, “Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life,” parents learn how to apply leadership principles to their parenting style and drive values in ways that benefits the whole family. In our discussion, Stew gives great tips on how parents can uplevel their parenting game, especially during this time when coronavirus is forcing so many of you to make changes to your home and family life.

Parents who lead are those who have a sense of what matters to them and they're figuring out, just as we all are, each day a new way to take a step in a direction that's closer and closer to that world that they see as a better tomorrow for them and the people that they care about,” Stew says.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Apr 08, 2020
How Virus Resistance Can Help You Live to 100 – Jamie Metzl : 684

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Jamie Metzl, a leading futurist, geopolitical expert, science fiction novelist, media commentator and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He served in the White House, State Department, and United Nations.

In 2019, he was appointed to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) expert advisory committee on developing global standards for the governance and oversight of human genome editing. Jamie’s work with the WHO and his background in international relations gives him a unique perspective on the coronavirus. 

It another great connection, his newest book “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity” leads us right into a discussion about genetic engineering to help fight viruses. “We like to imagine ourselves in harmony with nature, but we're at war with nature,” Jamie says. There are reasons to both fear and be excited about the possiblities of genetic engineering.

Jamie also provides advisory services to governments, businesses, and institutions about the best ways to understand, predict, and prepare for revolutionary and converging technological, social, and geopolitical change. The coronavirus pandemic set in motion an evolving series of crises around the world—from governance to health to economic and, finally, to political.

“We have a huge fight ahead of us,” Jamie says. “The world on the other side is going to be very different from what it is going in, but now's the time we need to be thinking about what we want that world to look like, and making sure that it's a world that reflects our best values.”

 Enjoy the show! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Apr 07, 2020
Going Beyond the Human Mind to Discover Your Infinite Potential – Deepak Chopra : 683

This episode of Bulletproof Radio is a special in-person podcast at the Milken Global Conference in Abu Dhabi with Deepak Chopra.

Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. TIMEmagazine described him as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” He’s been exploring the intersection of science and spirituality for decades. 

Immersed in the study and practice of meditation, Ayurveda and mind-body-soul connection, his teachings have greatly influenced our modern understanding of the self. His long scholarship and research of human consciousness has furthered our understanding of what’s real and what’s possible.

“In terms of human potential, metareality isn’t outer space but the pure, unbounded consciousness that lies at the source of the mind,” he says in our interview.

“Consciousness is the knowing element in every experience, whether it's perception, or mental, or emotional, or imagination,” Deepak continues. “Any sensation, any perception, any feeling, any thought is constantly bubbling out of consciousness. And we have constructed a physical universe out of it, which is brilliant, actually, because, in a way, humans are representing the infinite as this experience.”

We discuss what it means to be “beyond human” based on Deepak’s 90th book: Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. You’ll learn how to question reality, move past limitations constructed by your mind, and enter a new state of awareness. And when you realize a “reality without limits,” you’ll be able to realize your full human potential.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Apr 02, 2020
Viruses: The Ultimate Gene Therapy Machines – Liz Parrish : 682

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is known as "the woman who wants to genetically engineer you," and a leading voice for genetic cures.

Liz Parrish founded and serves as CEO of BioViva Sciences USA Inc., a bioinformatics company actively working to extend healthy lifespans using gene therapy. It’s looking specifically at how gene therapy works in humans and how regenerative genes work in human bodies. Its partner company, Integrative Health Systems, helps people get access to these technologies today.

A strong champion of progress and education for the advancement of gene therapy, Liz firmly supports our right and our ability to hack our own DNA.

And she definitely walks her talk: In 2015 she became the first person in the world to take dual gene therapies to treat aging. One of the ways was to use adeno-associated virus, called AAV.  “AAV doesn't essentially do what old gene therapy does,” she explains. “So, you don't get sick when you take it, because if you get sick then you're going to not uptake the genes. … And viruses are still the best gene delivery method there is. They get genes into the nucleus.”

“Remember, these viruses are modifying you every year,” Liz says. “You get viruses and influenzas and things like that and they all do their little dance. We're just making them do a dance that only up-regulates therapeutic genes.”

From increased muscle mass to mitochondria, and from clinical trials to affordability, our conversation about gene therapy takes you into new territory. Listen on to learn more about Liz’s personal experience, her longevity work, and how you can shape your own genes.

Enjoy the show! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Mar 31, 2020
How Harvard Researcher David Sinclair (and Dave Asprey) Manage COVID-19 Risk : 681

In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, microbiologist and geneticist David Sinclair, Ph.D., gives a thoroughly researched perspective on the coronavirus, plus concrete steps you can take and lifestyle changes you can make to potentially lower your own risk.

We cover food, fasting and fitness. A range of supplements. The research behind and benefits of a vaccine, the red tape of regulation, availability of home test kits, and much more. 

David is a professor in the department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and founding director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging at Harvard. He’s best known for his extensive research on lifespan extension and treatment of diseases for aging. He’s an award-winning researcher whose work on resveratrol, NAD, and reprogramming to reverse aging have been widely hailed as major scientific breakthroughs.

“Before this [coronavirus] happened, it was pretty obvious to me as someone who was already working in a company that was detecting viruses that these things were going to attack,” David says.

Listen on for an in-depth discussion of recent coronavirus research and the COVID-19 strain that’s making its way around the world. 

Enjoy the show!

Mar 27, 2020
Why You Need a COVID-19 Brain Wash – Dr. David Perlmutter : 680

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He’s spent his career focusing critical attention on brain health, lifestyle and nutrition that maintains health and prevents diseases.

We spend time discussing the coronavirus impact on physical and mental health, as well as ways to keep the immune system going strong.

“Fear destroys immune function, and so does lack of sleep, so does eating poorly, and all of these threaten our first line of defense,” Dr. Perlmutter says. “We can make decisions either from an impulsive part of the brain, the amygdala, that are short term and really interested only in “myself,” or we can tap into the prefrontal cortex and make decisions that have much more long view.”

Dr. Perlmutter’s also a New York Times bestselling author of multiple books. His newest was co-written with his son Austin Perlmutter, M.D. Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness approaches America's growing epidemics of chronic illness from a simple premise: “We know what we need to do for better health and happiness, but our ability to make good decisions has been hijacked by unhealthy digital media usage, processed food, lack of sleep, chronic stress, and other aspects of modern life—and our physical and mental health is suffering.”

He shows you how to recognize the negative impact of these exposures and then offers a set of practical interventions for reclaiming your brain and improving your health.

As for coronavirus? “The sooner we realize that the party's not going to resume in the near term, and that life is forever going to be changed in our world, the better we can take a deep breath and become pragmatic and make decisions from the prefrontal cortex,” Dr. Perlmutter says.

Enjoy the show!

Mar 26, 2020
Resilience Rising with Neil Pasricha : 679

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking to a guest who thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. 

Neil Pasricha is known as a top leadership keynote speaker, positive psychology researcher, and international bestselling author of several books, including You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life. He knows all about how to get to awesome and may just have solved the happiness equation. Gratitude is a big part of that.

“You go around the dinner table, everybody has to say a rose from their day, a highlight, a gratitude, it has to be specific,” Neil says. “Some of this is a neurochemical game. I'm trying to get off dopamine. I want to get back to oxytocin here. I want to get back to touch, kissing, hugs, intimacy, love—those are the chemicals I want in my brain.”

Neil’s also going to let you in on some secrets of confidence, vulnerability and love that will upgrade your resilience.

“One way to get out of our heads, to get out of ourselves, and to build up resilience is to inhabit other consciousness,” he says. “I'm an advocate for wandering and the discovery process that cannot be replicated from I believe any algorithm other than the human mind.”

Enjoy the show! … And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Mar 24, 2020
Powerful Peptides for Your Anti-Aging Arsenal – Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez : 678

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we take a deep dive into the exciting topic of peptides—what they are, what they do and ideal dosages. We’ll also introduce you to a brand-new mitochondrial peptide that’s being looked at as a global antiaging molecule.

My guest is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellow-trained interventional pain medicine physician who graduated in the first-ever class of physicians trained and certified in peptide medicine. 

Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez founded the Regenerative Institute of Medicine in Naples, Florida. She also founded Peptology™, the study and clinical application of peptides in living beings, both human and non-human. 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. She also trains other physicians in specific Peptology™ protocols at her institute.

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.

And while she works with a broad range of peptides, she has her favorites. “I think that my love with epitalon is... I love that peptide. I think it's the most understated peptide in our toolbox and I use it a lot. It has tremendous capability and it works in so many different areas. It's one of the true antiaging peptides, in my opinion, and it promotes better sleep, healthier sleep, much healthier sleep, and when it's used in combination with certain other peptides, you get a synergistic effect. Literally, people can feel their brain getting younger when they're using epitalon regularly.”

You’ll find out in this episode why peptides are such a powerful treatment for many health conditions. Their use can improve both your healthspan and lifespan.

 Enjoy the show! ... Get more resources and the full episode transcript at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

SPECIAL BONUS VIDEO: Tips to Strengthen Your Immunity During Coronavirus 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR BULLETPROOF LISTENERS: Go to DrHeather.net/Dave to get the free “Ten Common Conditions Treated With Peptides” booklet. You’ll learn about each condition or symptom and at least one peptide that is used to treat it. 

Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus Bonus: How to Hack Your Inflammation Storm

This episode is going to be about how to hack coronavirus. No, I don't know how to cure it, but we know some things that it does, and here's some thoughts about what you can possibly do about that. It's causing damage to people's hearts in a lot of people, not just lungs, and it seems to do this through increasing inflammation beyond what would be normal, what we call a cytokine storm.

Here are my tips for hacking interleukin-6, which we now understand, based on a new study out of Wuhan, China, that this is one of the ways that the coronavirus is killing people by causing a cytokine storm. It's the storm of inflammation.

Enjoy the show!


Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or disease.

Mar 18, 2020
Support Immune Health in Two Steps: Modulate Gut Bacteria & Neutralize Inflammation – Just Thrive Health : 677

In this episode, my guests Tina Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Just Thrive Health and research microbiologist Kiran Krishnan have returned with updated research and new developments in how to treat and care for the human microbiome.

Tina is a former lawyer who found her life’s work in the field of natural health by creating a unique probiotic supplement company. Kiran is a research microbiologist with particular interest in gut commensal spore bacteria. “In the gut, diversity is paramount to health,” Kiran says. “Diversity in the gut will dictate how long you live. It has a huge impact on your longevity.”

You may know about probiotics, and you may even take them, but do you know why they work and how they support your immune system? Probiotics help immensely. But not just any probiotic—you want to use spore-based. And Tina and Kiran can tell you why bacteria and probiotics are frenemies of the best kind. 

“One of the things that the spores do is they will flag our own cells that are infected with viruses so that our immune system can recognize them,” Kiran says.

And then there are the IgG antibodies that protect the body from infection. “IgG being these intelligent drones that you can send in that go around and find the mold toxin, find the bacterial particles, find the C. diff toxin,” Kiran says. “They neutralize all of these things that are driving the inflammatory process in the gut and get rid of them.”

Essentially, the gut steers the ship of your health. As researchers find out more about the human microbiome—how it operates and how it responds—we’re finding solutions to what ails our human body and brain systems.

Enjoy the show! … And get more resources and a special offer at https://blog.daveasprey.com/just-thrive-677/.

Mar 17, 2020
Decrease Your Exposure to EMFs Right Now – Dr. Joseph Mercola : 676

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to learn a lot about electromagnetic fields, what they are doing to your health, and what you can do about it.

“EMFs are invisible to your eyes and exist in a spectrum of frequencies that include radio and TV waves, microwaves, visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays, and radioactive elements,” says my guest, Dr. Joseph Mercola, in his new book, “EMF*D: 5G, Wi-Fi & Cell Phones: Hidden Harms and How to Protect Yourself.” “Some sources of EMFs are natural, such as sunlight, while others are man-made—such as the energy used to cook foods by microwave ovens. These EMFs have demonstrable negative physiological effects, but very few people fully grasp this.”

We discuss how important it is that people understand the dangers of EMFs. That can be hard in a world where technology use has become so common.

“You have to get over this hump, this reluctance to accept that there could be some harm that you may have to change your behavior if you want to remain healthy and not suffer serious derangement to your precious mitochondria by excessive exposure to these frequencies,” Dr. Mercola says.

“There are hundreds of millions of people who have symptoms and they don't even know it's due to EMFs. Chronic exposure at high levels that really can decimate biological health.”

Listen on to find out ways you can protect yourself from the everyday dangers of EMFs.

Enjoy the show! … And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts.

Mar 12, 2020
Women, Menopause and Alzheimer’s: XX Brain Connections with Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. : 675

My guest today is a neuroscientist and neuro-nutritionist recognized and respected for her contributions to the fields of brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics. 

Dr. Lisa Mosconi is the founder and director of the Women's Brain Initiative and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. She’s also an associate professor of neuroscience in neurology and radiology at Weill Cornell and an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Department of Psychiatry.

Her current scientific work focuses on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in at-risk people, particularly women. More than a decade of research has shown two things, Dr. Mosconi says: “No. 1, Alzheimer's Disease is not a disease of old age, but rather the disease starts with negative changes in the brain years—if not decades—before any clinical symptoms emerge. So, we're looking at midlife, rather than when you're 70 or 80. No. 2, women tend to develop these negative changes in their brains before men do, and specifically as women go through menopause. That was a big finding.”

“Menopause symptoms don't start in the ovaries,” she says, “they start in the brain.” That’s why Dr. Mosconi uses brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

She is passionately interested in how risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease can be mitigated, if not prevented, through the combination of appropriate medical care and lifestyle modifications involving diet, nutrition, physical and intellectual fitness. She details this in her new book, “The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease.”

Dr. Mosconi’s research into women’s neurological health is changing the way science approaches the female brain. 

Enjoy the show! … And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Mar 10, 2020
Why You Have CCE (Corona Cognitive Epidemic) and What To Do About It – Samuel Veissière, Ph.D. : 674

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Samuel Veissière, Ph.D., who examines social and evolutionary dimensions of cognition, mental health, and human well-being through a variety of projects. He’s an assistant professor of Psychiatry, co-director of the Culture, Mind, and Brain Program, and an associate member of the department of Anthropology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

He caught my attention with his recent article in Psychology Today: The Coronavirus Is Much Worse Than You Think: How COVID-19 is infecting our minds, not our lungs.

We’re going to take a look at the coronavirus, formally named COVID-19, from a decidedly different perspective. One that’s worth thinking about.

“The human mind is really, really, really bad at estimating the statistical probabilities of anything,” Dr. Veissière says. “And human minds have evolved to specific cravings for different kinds of information, in particular, anything that conveys information about potential threats or danger.”

His work as an anthropologist and cognitive scientist includes placebo effects and hypnosis, hyper-sociality in smartphone addiction, social polarization, gender and mental health, and the theoretical study of cultural evolution. He has worked with such varied populations as street children and sex workers in Northeast Brazil, indigenous peoples in the Arctic and the Amazon, children with neurodevelopmental disorders, people who intentionally conjure friendly auditory hallucinations, and Tibetan Buddhist monks in the Indian Himalayas. 

Dr. Veissière has published broadly on novel theories and experimental findings on the social nature of attention, cognition, mental health, and healing, and on the impact of the internet and new technologies on human sociality and well-being. 

As a special bonus in this episode, you’ll find out my best hacks to stay healthy while traveling.

 Enjoy the show! … And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Mar 05, 2020
Get Your Brain Right and Your Mind Will Follow – Dr. Daniel Amen : 673

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’ve invited a guest who knows a lot about brains.

As a physician, double-board certified psychiatrist, professor, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Daniel Amen studies brains from the inside out. His clinical focus on studying brain scans has led to new understanding of behavior, brain injuries, and how the brain ages.

Now he’s taking on mental health and showing how neuroscience is transforming psychiatry and helping prevent and even reverse mental health issues. “Nobody believes it's really biological unless you look,” Dr. Amen says. “It's really a functional medicine approach to brain health.” 

He has authored or co-authored over 70 professional articles, seven book chapters and more than 30 books. You may be familiar with some of his titles, like Change Your Brain, Change Your LifeHealing ADD; Memory Rescue; and The Brain Warrior’s Way. Dr. Amen’s newest book, The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More changes the game completely for those experiencing mental illness.

Our conversation reframes mental health as brain health. “I think of brain health really simply,” Dr. Amen says. “It's three things: 1-Care about it; 2-Avoid things that hurt.; and 3-Do things to help it.” Listen on for practical strategies.

Enjoy the show! … And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts

Mar 03, 2020
Food Fight! Fixes for Better Health and a Sustainable World – Dr. Mark Hyman : 672

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m excited to bring back a guest who regularly appears on Bulletproof Radio because of his functional medicine expertise and his contributions to the health of people around the world. He’s always innovating and pushing boundaries of what’s possible for human wellness.

Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, and educator. He’s also a 12-time New York Times best-selling author. But it’s his brand-new book, “Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time” that he says is the most important one he’s ever written.

“Wait a minute,” Dr. Hyman says. “If food is not only making people sick, it's also destroying our environment. It's causing climate change. It's causing social injustice. It's threatening our kids' academic performance in school, their future productivity and success, our global competitiveness, and our national security because kids are too fat or unfit to fight, leading to poverty, mental illness, violence."

As you listen, you’ll find out why Dr. Hyman is:

  • invested in the health and economic impact of our food system;
  • working to save our food environment; and 
  • taking on the many inequalities and injustices of our modern food industry.  

Enjoy the show! … And then head to DaveAsprey.com to get even more cool stuff.

Feb 27, 2020
Keto, Fiber and Strong Women – Naomi Whittel : 671

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is an entrepreneur, a nutritional expert, and a New York Timesbest-selling author of the book “Glow15.” Naomi Whittel is recognized as an innovator in the health and wellness industry, and an advocate for clean and safe nutrition. 

Naomi cracked the Top 10 all-time favorite Bulletproof Radio episodes and has stayed there since her 2018 interview: Glow From The Inside Out: Autophagy And Women – #477.

Since then, she realized that much of the current ketogenetic information available does not consider the unique needs of female biology. So, she investigated the issue in depth. She went beyond the existing research to design and run her own clinical study.

Prevention magazine listed her as the top female innovator for natural products in the United States. She’s also appeared on numerous national media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, ABC News, PBS, InStyle, The View, The Doctors, The Dr. Oz Show, SHAPE, Good Morning America, and the TODAY show.

Naomi joins me again to discuss her new book, “High Fiber Keto: A 22-Day Science-Based Plan to Fix Your Metabolism, Lose Weight & Balance Your Hormones.” She shares her findings on how keto can best benefit women with a few points:

  • “Getting your body into a place where you're using fat for fuel and you're really in a consistent state of nutritional ketosis is the one thing that's going to make the biggest difference once you start to incorporate the fiber.”
  • “Fiber is a very important piece in the nutritional ketogenic diet because it's easy to go off track and not support your microbiome the way that we need to. It's easy to have issues with too much acidity in the diet.”
  • “If I can activate my autophagy by getting into the state of utilizing my ketones and using my own body fat as a source of fuel instead of using the sugar as a source of fuel, how much more free time will I have in the day to be a better thinker?”

Listen on to find out more about the important fiber-keto connection. Naomi lays out the new science, gives tips on what to do and explains exactly why it matters to women. 

 Enjoy the show! … And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/

Feb 25, 2020
Hormones Flex Their Superpowers – Dr. Jolene Brighten : 670

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Jolene Brighten returns to the show with more wisdom and honest talk about hormones. As an international speaker, clinical educator and medical advisor within the tech community, she’s considered a leading authority on women’s health. 

She’s a prominent voice in the field of women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome. As a Functional Naturopathic medical doctor and nutritional biochemist, she concentrates her efforts on the effects of hormonal birth control on female health. She works to uncover the root cause of hormonal imbalances.

“We can acknowledge that all medical interventions have risks and that all forms of hormones that you are on internally making and also exogenous also have side effects,” says Dr. Brighten, “They can be out of balance, they can be used in the wrong way. Your genetics can come into play with all of this.”

When she was on the show for episode #617, we talked about her new book “Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill” and how to have way better sex without it—among other things. Before that, we looked at how women’s hormones affect their bodies and brains at different ages and stages of life in episode #415.

This time—we’re heading right into hormonal superpowers and why women are stronger in every way when their hormones are working in sync with their natural rhythms. When hormones—and even the immediate environment—are not aligned, gut health, brain health and virtually every body system is affected. 

“When I talk about your hormones giving you superpowers,” says Dr. Brighten, “it's understanding how to leverage their strengths throughout your menstrual cycle.” 

She offers up knowledge and real solutions so you can manage your hormones at any age in ways that are as individual as you are.

(And for our guys listening who want to understand how hormones affect the women in their life, this information is for you, too.)

 Enjoy the show!

Feb 20, 2020
Magnesium: The Master Mineral That Conquers Stress – BiOptimizers : 669

BiOptimizers founders Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant join me on Bulletproof Radio to share exciting new research about magnesium and why you need the right kinds in the right amounts to get all the benefits.

Wade and Matt are known fondly as the “we fix digestion” guys. You may know them from their previous Bulletproof Radio episodes: #515—How to BiOptimize Your Gut & Digestion and #611—Every Little Enzyme Does Its Magic. (If not, take a listen!) 

After experiencing some unexpectedly stressful life events, they turned their attention to researching magnesium. Especially the types of magnesium that play a critical role in your body functions. “What's amazing about magnesium is we know it's involved in 300 different metabolic processes,” Matt says. 

In this episode, you’ll learn about the big 7: Magnesium Chelate, Citrate, Bisglycinate, Malate, L-Threonate, Taurate and Orotate. Getting all of these forms of magnesium, in the optimum dose, can upgrade virtually every function in your body. It’s especially important when combating all the stressors of our modern life—physiological and environmental. “One of the stress responses is that you actually burn out a lot more magnesium out of your nervous system,” Wade says.

Supplementing a little bit of magnesium won’t cut it—especially if you’re aiming for superhuman-level performance of brain, body and mood. Listen on for tips on how to change up your approach to magnesium.

Enjoy the show!

*Special Bonus*

Go to magbreakthrough.com/DAVE. Enter coupon code DAVE10 to get 10% off your purchase.

Feb 18, 2020
Face Aging with the Science of Beauty – Rachel Varga : 668

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, the topic of skin gets to shine. Caring for your largest organ can take many forms. What’s right for you could range from skincare to rejuvenation procedures to lasers or light therapies. It’s all about your individual aging goals. 

In this judgment-free show, I talk with skin rejuvenation and anti-aging expert Rachel Varga, BScN, RN, CANS. She’s been a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist since 2011. She’s an international clinical trainer, speaker, podcaster, and academically published award-winning author in the field of plastic and aesthetic nursing. 

Through education on skin care, rejuvenation procedures, non-surgical solutions, and healing lifestyle practices, Rachel helps inspire others with her unique toolkit. “It's all about the science of beauty, and it's half art, half science,” she says. She helps people optimize aging through aesthetic medicine.

Understanding the biological happenings and the underlying science of again can help you decide what to do about it—if anything. “Three facets—the changes in the skin, the bone, and the fat—are really some of the key players that result in facial sagging and everything kind of going downwards,” Rachel says.

Listen on to learn practical tips about product safety, treatments to avoid, and how you can choose the skin rejuvenation options that match how you want to age.  

Enjoy the show!

*Special Bonus*

Use promo code “DAVE” to get 15% off Rachel Varga’s virtual consultation, eBook and/or masterclass. Learn more here.

  • 1:1 Virtual Consultation: Assessment and education on skin care, skin/laser treatments, and non-invasive skin rejuvenation
  • Unlocking Your Vitality eBook: A strategic guidebook for learning about the effective rejuvenation solutions 
  • Unlocking Your Vitality Masterclass: Exclusive 30+ expert video series that shows you how to  get the skin you want and age impossibly well
Feb 13, 2020
Thriving Under Pressure with NBA Star Blake Griffin : 667

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Blake Griffin, a power forward for the NBA's Detroit Pistons and a six-time NBA All-Star.

To stay at the top of his game, he’s dedicated to high-performance training and a healthy lifestyle. “I just naturally enjoy healthy things,” Blake says. “And I think some people don't believe that that's a possibility. But I actually do, and I've always had this interest in it.” He keeps upping his athleticism, redefining health and wellness, and expanding his repertoire of skills.

Off the court, Blake has cultivated a reputation for business acumen—appearing on the cover of the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30. 

And in a surprisingly non-athletic turn, he’s gained respect in the world of comedy with his impressive comedic timing. He’s appeared on The Tonight Show in advance of his annual comedy. by blake fundraiser, which he hosted at the world-renowned Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. 

Listen on to learn about Blake’s training and travel biohacks and how delegating opened up his time to follow new pursuits.

Enjoy the show!

Feb 11, 2020
Grinding it Out, Finding Center and Heading Toward a Neon Future – Steve Aoki : 666

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I sat down (and jumped and bounced) with a global trendsetter, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Steve Aoki is a two-time Grammy-nominated record producer, electronic musician, music executive, DJ, and filmmaker. He’s one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 1.5 billion music streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube. 

He’s also the founder of a record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line called Dim Mak. Since 1996, he’s helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers and The Kills, among many others. 

His success has come through a work ethic for which he is well known. “I wouldn't call myself a creative genius,” Steve says. “I'm a grinder. So, I grind it out. I'll work three times as hard.”

“I look at life like that where I can achieve anything as long as I work hard,” he says. “Finding that center, I can be able to approach all these different things that I do. And whether they're successful to other people is not what's important to me. Whether it means something to me is what's important.”

Another important part of Steve’s life is the Aoki Foundation that supports brain science and research with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. 

We touch on his new a memoir titled “Blue: The Color of Noise,” and talk about the ways he maintains his health and energy amid his own force-of-nature life. 

Enjoy the show! 

Feb 06, 2020
The Birth Control Episode: The Pill Isn’t Bulletproof – Sarah Hill, Ph.D. : 665

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I talk with Sarah E. Hill, Ph.D., who leads research in the rapidly expanding field of evolutionary psychology. She’s currently a professor and research psychologist at Texas Christian University studying the effects of hormonal birth control on women.

She’s also the author of the book: “This is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences.” It’s an enlightening read that verifies what millions of women have always suspected, but no one confirmed for them until now: The pill changes women.

“Is the best way to prevent pregnancy to totally rewrite everything that creates the experience of being a who a woman is?” Sarah asks.

With more than 50 scientific publications and multiple prestigious research grants to her credit, Sarah has become an authority on the application of evolutionary ideas to human behavior and psychology. She’s been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American and The Economist.

“Our sex hormones are part of the signaling architecture that our brain using to create the experience of being the person that we are,” Sarah says. “When we change women's sex hormones—which is what we do with the birth control pill—it’s going to change all sorts of activities in terms of psychological functioning.”

In our interview, Dr. Hill shares her incredible research findings that has uncovered the many ways that the pill changes women’s brains, bodies and lives.

Enjoy the show! 

Feb 04, 2020
Flip the Switch Up or Down on Autophagy – James Clement : 664

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m hosting a return guest because he’s doing some truly innovative work in the area of human health span and lifespan. 

James Clement is a lawyer and entrepreneur turned research scientist who has devoted the last two decades to understanding the science of life extension. 

His new book, “The Switch: Ignite Your Metabolism with Intermittent Fasting, Protein Cycling, and Keto,” is the result of years of scientific investigation that started with a curiosity of the human body’s mTOR/autophagy switch. Autophagy is a natural process that recycles and renews damaged cell parts and removes pathogens to keep us healthy. Like a dimmer “switch,” mTOR can turn autophagy up or down. A switch, James says, that’s at the center of nearly every anti-aging drug, nutraceutical, diet, and health choice that we make. 

“The purpose of the book is really to go into this molecular biology mechanism inside the cell, which is about as basic as you can get,” James says. “If you're not working these mechanisms properly, then it doesn't matter what your good intentions are, or the practices that you think you're following.”

In our interview James gives practical tips on how we can activate autophagy through different regimens, such as calorie restriction, intermittent fasting, very-low-carb diets, exercise, or supplements. When it’s switched up, autophagy restores our natural metabolism, slows the aging process, and helps fend off diseases from diabetes, to cancer, to heart disease. 

James also is known for his Supercentenarian Research Study, which he started in 2010 and received international attention. Through worldwide scientific collaborations and in his own laboratory, his work focuses on advancing biomedical discoveries.

Enjoy the show! 

Jan 30, 2020
A Lesson in Adventure Hacking: Step Toward Your Fear – Jill Heinerth : 663

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest explores the underwater world as one of the greatest cave divers on the planet. She is considered this generation’s Jacques Cousteau. Canadian Jill Heinerth has gone into places in the world where no one had gone before.

“The adventure seeker, the novelty seeker, the sensation seeker isn't necessarily risky in that foolish sort of way,” Jill says. “We're not adrenaline seekers necessarily. It doesn't mean we're dangerous. It doesn't mean were death-wish kind of thing. It just means we're out and interested in stimulation, learning, curiosity, and new things.”

She’s dived deeper into caves than any woman in history and set a women's world record for deep cave penetration. She became the first person to dive the ice caves of Antarctica, going further into an underwater cave system than any woman ever. 

“When I do choose to take risks, I'm very, very careful about assessing risks, trying to prevent as many things that could go wrong, pre-visualizing what could happen underwater, and then ensuring that I have the right training, the right personnel, the right equipment, and redundancy with me, so that I can handle that worst case possible scenario,” Jill says.

She’s completed more than 7,500 dives in her career so far and says, “We are capable of so much more than we could possibly imagine.”

Considered a legend in the diving community, she's spent more than three decades in submerged caves around the world partnering with National Geographic, NOAA, and various educational institutions and television networks worldwide. She’s also a writer and award-winning photographer and filmmaker who takes a keen interest in the health of our Earth’s oceans.

In recognition of her lifetime achievement, Jill was awarded the inaugural Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. Established by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2013, the medal recognizes singular achievements and the pursuit of excellence by an outstanding Canadian explorer. She also is the first Explorer in Residence for the society.

Jill says cave diving is “one of the most dangerous, yet exhilarating, pursuits in the world.” In our conversation, we talk about her adventures underwater and how her survival depends on how she balances risk, fear and the right amount of breathing.

“I'm scared all the time,” Jill says, “because I think being scared means that I care about the outcome.”

Enjoy the show! 

Jan 28, 2020
The Simplicity of Tiny Habits Will Change Your Life – BJ Fogg, Ph.D. : 662

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is someone who has cracked the code on a fundamental part of how human behavior works when it comes to forming new habits.

Behavior scientist BJ Fogg, Ph.D., founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and is considered the leading scientific authority on habits.

“It really is surprising to people how quickly you can form habits,” BJ says, “and there are certain habits that have this transformative impact on you.” There's one habit in particular, called the Maui habit, that he suggests for absolutely everyone. Keep listening to find out how to do it!

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. 

This is going to be the episode that sets you on the path to creating habits that last. Why? Because BJ will introduce you to the science behind forming “Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything ” and give you the tools you need to hack your own behavior.

“The book does two things at once,” BJ says. “It defines what behavior design is and gives the models and methods of behavior design. Then more specifically, it walks people through step-by-step tiny habits so people can create habits quickly and easily.”

Enjoy the show! 

Jan 23, 2020
Just Give a Fork: Eat the Freakin' Pasta – Mareya Ibrahim : 661

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a TV chef, holistic nutritionist, and award-winning entrepreneur and inventor with more than 25 years of experience in the food industry. Mareya Ibrahim hosts the popular Facebook Live show “The Real Dish” and the "Recipes for Your Best Life” podcast. She also founded Grow Green Industries and co-invented the patented eatCleaner line of products.

She believes in food flexibility while still focusing on a core system that works, “where you're exercising your metabolism, you're flexing your taste buds, you're exploring a variety of different macronutrients and having fun with food,” she says.

Mareya and I talk about her new book, "Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive," the nuances of clean eating, and why grains aren’t always the enemy.

“At the end of the day, I think what's really important is that we focus on the quality of the food that we're getting and that we eat with intention,” Mareya says.

Enjoy the show! 

Jan 21, 2020
Stronger at 68: 7 Marathons in 7 Days – Robert Hamilton Owens : 660

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest defies aging by pushing the limits of his own endurance as an athlete and adventurer well into his sixth decade. After a 20-year hiatus from competitive fitness, Robert Hamilton Owens took it up again at age 50. By age 65, he felt ready to take on five of the world’s toughest endurance events. IN. ONE. YEAR. 

He competed in an 8-day race over 200 miles across Greece; a combination run/ocean swim event lasting more than nine hours; an Ironman Triathlon; seven marathons in seven days on seven continents; and a 50-hour challenge modeled after a Navy SEAL-style Hell Week. 

Yet, Robert says; “I'm an average guy. And what I learned in this process was that if an average person will continue to do the right things and persevere, they'll do far more than they think they can ever do.” 

In our conversation, we talk training styles, grit, toughness, and what it takes to find your “why” and keep going. That includes being vulnerable and asking for help.

“Most people will hit a natural mental ceiling,” Robert says. “Your mind is geared to protect you. You think thoughts to protect you, you don't want to be hurt. And yet to get to the places you want to go, you're going to have to go through pain; mental pain, emotional pain, relational pain, financial pain, situational pain. And you don't want pain. None of us do. But the only way to grow is to embrace that pain.”

Enjoy the show!

Jan 16, 2020
It’s Time to Break Up With Sugar – Michele Promaulayko : 659

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest tackles a topic in her newest book that has far-reaching implications for just about every aspect of human health—sugar. And she talks about it a way that's really useful because sugar is an emotional, psychological, and physical and biochemical thing all at once. Not quite heroin but not that far away.

“Sugar has the tightest grip on us, right?” Michele Promaulayko says. “Even the "healthiest" people I know have a problem with sugar. As I was developing “Sugar Free 3,” every single person I spoke to said, "I need that." And they all do need it because we're a nation of sugar addicted people.”

We discuss the insidious ways added sugar shows up in our food supply and how we’re unintentionally consuming it because it’s hiding in so many foods. “The frenemy,” says Michele in “Sugar Free 3: The Simple 3-Week Plan for More Energy, Better Sleep, and Surprisingly Easy Weight Loss!”. “And that’s exactly what sugar is. … Sure, it acts life your most supportive BFF, there for you at all hours, especially the late nights when you think you need it most. But when you stop to really thing about it, sugar takes way more than it gives.”

In our conversation, Michele suggests genius ways to use aromatherapy to curb cravings, gives practical tips on how to reset your palette, and recommends ways to loosen sugar’s grip. You can find even more tips in the book or on the new video series platform Sugar Free 3 on Openfit.

Michele is an award-winning print and digital editor, journalist and author. As the former editor-in-chief of Comopolitan magazine, Yahoo Health, and Women’s Health magazine, she has been an influential voice for health, wellness, and women’s issues for two decades. She’s now editorial-director-at-large for THE WELL—a new health ecosystem—where she continues to be a leader in the modern wellness conversation.

Enjoy the show! 

Jan 14, 2020
Women, Hormones and DNA – Genetic Estrogen Hacking with Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D. : 658

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a scientist and entrepreneur in the field of genomics who is regarded as one of the most innovative leaders in the emerging personalized medicine and lifestyle genomics space. 

Mansoor Mohammed, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer of The DNA Company, is considered to be a pioneer in medical genomics. He’s a classically trained molecular immunologist who has received academic and industry awards, published numerous papers, and holds patents in the general fields of molecular diagnostics and genomics research.

“Functional genomics is about understanding the DNA behaves in every definition like a language,” Mansoor says. “It has vocabulary, i.e., the genes. But it also has grammar, sentence structure, syntax, nuances. You've got to be able to read genetic structure at the holistic level.”

Listen on to learn more about how advancements across the exciting field of functional genomics are influencing personalized medicine and how The DNA Company is approaching female hormone health.

“We've chosen female health as our primary initial focus, and more specifically, taking a functional genomics’ view of the mechanisms that drive hormone health in women,” Mansoor says.

Enjoy the show! 

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 Enter "DAVE" in the clinician code section during check out and you will receive a link to book your free consultation when your report is ready. Once The DNA Company receives your completed saliva sample, you can expect delivery of your reports within 6 to 8 weeks. 

For clinical practitioners who want to register for The DNA Company’s Functional Genomics Training Program, access the waiting list here.

Jan 09, 2020
Fast Fitness! 40 Seconds, 3 Times a Week – Lance Dalleck, Ph.D. : 657

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Lance Dalleck, Ph.D., a professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado.

Lance's research validates the science behind CAR.O.L. FIT AI, a game-changing exercise bike that delivers peak fitness in just 40 seconds. And you don't even have to break a sweat.

He shares some interesting findings that support the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training on the CAR.O.L. bike, an AI-powered, interactive exercise bike with self-learning algorithms. CAR.O.L. stands for CARdiovascular Optimization Logic. You may remember that I talked with the CAR.O.L. FIT AI co-founders on episode #615 of Bulletproof Radio about how to hack your cardiovascular system with the CAR.O.L.

“With a 20-second sprint, you're increasing your energy demand above rest substantially,” Lance says. “That's a severe disruption to your homeostasis. And as a result of that, you're putting in motion a variety of upregulation of metabolic pathways that allow you to provide energy that will regenerate ATP so that you can keep sprinting for 20 seconds. And the research is pretty clear that we've identified that minimum time that turns on these pathways, 20 seconds, two bouts a day, and that's sufficient.”

Lance teaches in both the Exercise and Sport Science and High-Altitude Exercise Physiology programs. He researches primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases through evidence-based interventions like exercise and nutrition and quantifies the energy expenditure of outdoor and non-traditional types of physical activity. His research into CAR.O.L. culminated in a paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: “Reduced Exertion High-Intensity Interval Training is More Effective at Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Cardiometabolic Health than Traditional Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training.”

Lance has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, delivered 30 conference proceedings, and written 10 book chapters. He is on the Scientific Advisory Panel for the American Council on Exercise.

Enjoy the show!

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Jan 07, 2020
Unite Mind & Body to Achieve Health & Healing – Dr. Andrew Weil : 656

This episode of Bulletproof Radio was recorded live with Dr. Andrew Weil at True Food Kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Weil is an internationally known pioneer and leader in integrative medicine. He is a recognized expert for his views on living a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care. 

“I am absolutely convinced that the mind and body are one thing, they're not separable,” he says. “And that one of the greatest limitations of modern medicine is that it sees the mind and body as separate. And if it recognizes the mind at all, it doesn't admit that it can influence the body.”

A Harvard-trained medical doctor, he is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. He champions the use of medicinal plants and alternative medicine, as well as the reform of medical education.

Dr. Weil also is a clinical professor of medicine and a professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona and the author of more than a dozen books on health, wellness and optimal living.

Enjoy the show! 

Jan 02, 2020
The Future is Faster Than You Think – Peter Diamandis : 655

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Peter Diamandis is here talking with me about the speed of the future—and how it’s here and now.

Peter’s mission is to elevate humanity to the next level. His primary focus is on accelerating breakthroughs in products, companies, and industries to solve some of the world's greatest challenges. In the past several years, Peter has had several breakthrough technologies in different sectors including 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, computation, drones, materials science, health, energy, the future of work, and robotics.

“What we can do, what the average person can do these days is extraordinary and we don't think about it,” Peter says. “It's amazing how powerful we are, how much access to capital we have and computational power and knowledge and what we can do with that if it's focused.”

 His newest book, co-authored with Steven Kotler, The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives, is a follow-up to his best-selling books Abundance and BOLD.

Peter is known as the world's best expert in incentivized innovation and has worked in several Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and captained various industry in the past 15 years. He’s the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions.

He has won multiple awards including the 2010 Economist "No Boundaries" award for "metainnovation”—steering innovation in the way people innovate. 

Enjoy the show! And if you like what you hear, check out episodes 448, 449, and 552 on daveasprey.com.

Dec 26, 2019
Do Less to Get More – Kate Northrup : 654

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m taking with Kate Northrup. As 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.

In her newest book, “Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms,” 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,” she 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.”

I’m excited to talk to Kate about how she balances practical data with the important soul work to manage her business, her energy and her life. I’m especially intrigued with how she manages to “bend time.”

Enjoy the show!

Dec 19, 2019
Mastering Brain Waves and Creating Mind Bridges – Dawson Church : 653

YuIn this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. with my good friend Dawson Church, Ph.D. Today we’re going to dive into brain wave—what they are, why their frequencies are important and what they do in various emotional states, from stress to meditation.

You’ll find out how brain growth is influenced by “the power of our behavior, of our beliefs, of our practices, of our spiritual practices, of our emotional states on our brains,” Dawson says. “We are reshaping our brains with every thought we think, with every emotion we feel, with every meditation session we do.”

Some background you should know about Dawson: He’s an expert tapper—not of the dancing kind, but rather the emotional freedom technique kind. (EFT for short.) He’s also been on Bulletproof Radio before. In episode 474, we talked about all things tapping and he led me through an EFT session on that podcast. He has conducted dozens of clinical trials and founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to promote groundbreaking new treatments. He’s studied the effects of meditation on the brain and tapping as a technique to help people heal from physical, emotional and mental challenges.

As an award-winning author and researcher, his book “The Genie in Your Genes” linked emotions and genetics. His follow-up book, “Mind to Matter” examined the science of peak mental states. We discuss his forthcoming book, “Bliss Brain,” and the surprising science of the brain he discovered in his research and study of brain waves.

“One of the big mysteries of neuroscience for decades was that the brain activity doesn't fluctuate by more than 5% up or down, day or night,” he says. “When you relax, your brain doesn't relax. Your brain activity just stays at the same high level.” … “When you're not doing a task, the brain sees all this unused spare capacity and it says, "Great. Let's grab this." And it grabs it to such a consistent degree that we call that the default mode network.”

Listen on to learn more about brain activity and the fascinating way it bridges your consciousness.

*This episode contains a mini session guided by Dawson that is a allows you to quickly access an altered state of consciousness.

Enjoy the show!

Dec 17, 2019
Rethinking Strength with Intelligent Muscle Training – Ben Pakulski : 652

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Ben Pakulski in person at Alpha Labs. Ben is a retired professional bodybuilder and former Mr. Canada who now educates people all around the globe on the benefits of an intelligent and holistic approach to muscle building and its effect on thriving health, longevity, upgraded consciousness, self-confidence and an overall positive outlook on life. 

He also hosts the podcast “Muscle Intelligence” and is the creator of the best-selling muscle-building program MI40. 

“I want to empower people to realize that the story they tell themself as to why they are the way they are now is not necessarily reality,” Ben says. “It's just the way you've adapted to your environment and your scenarios. You can change. I think that's the big messaging behind what I do is I want to empower people to change their body and change their mind, and realize that no matter what it is in this world, you can do it. You just haven't figured out the steps yet.”

Ben uses a unique mindset-based approach to muscle-building. Listen on to learn about all the benefits of muscle, how to maximize your results in a healthy way, and the role of mindfulness in gaining muscle. 

Enjoy the show!

Dec 12, 2019
Altered States of Sex – Layla Martin : 651

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I have a fascinating guest who teaches people the tools and techniques required to experience pleasurable sex. Women's Health Magazine calls her, "the Headmistress of Pleasure," and Cosmopolitan calls her a “Sexpert Extraordinaire." 

Layla Martin studied human sexuality and human biology at Stanford and then spent a decade learning from Tantric masters in the jungles of Asia. She combines modern science with the effective practices of Tantra to inspire people to heal trauma or shame and fully awaken their sexuality. 

“Humans need access to these mystical states of awareness,” she says. “It's not something just privileged or woo-woo or something for yoga class; it's something that people need to be operating at the highest level of neurological health.”

As the founder of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, Layla teaches people how to experience more epic sex and legendary love through her trademarked VITA™ Method. She has a potent approach to up-leveling sex and life, and she shares her practices on her YouTube channel, which has nearly 90 million views to date.

So, if you’re ready to upgrade your sex life, listen on for this and more of Layla’s advice: “Being connected to your body, understanding your energy system and having an ability to feel heightened sensations all contribute to being excellent in bed.”

Enjoy the show!

Dec 10, 2019
Overcoming Addictions with Plant Medicine – Gerard Powell : 650

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking to a guest who by all outward appearances had it all. A member of the “one-percent,” Gerard Powell made his millions from creating and selling multiple companies. But his life was a mess in many ways, and he battled multiple addictions.

In his new book, “Sh*t the Moon Said: A Story of Sex, Drugs, and Transformation,” he says, “My many addictions during those years—drugs, alcohol, sex—were certainly destructive to myself and damaging to the people around me. But if there was anything good about that behavior, it would be the fact that I was seeking a different state of consciousness. I was seeking it in all the wrong places, but at least I was a seeker.”

Through plant medicine he mapped a psycho-spiritual path that helped him overcome his addictions and achieve lasting peace. Today, Gerard shares his journey and life-changing experience with ayahuasca—as well as how he now brings what he’s learned to others.

Gerard now is a consciousness thought-leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, which is a go-to destination for a spiritually awakening experience. 

Enjoy the show!

Dec 05, 2019
How Foods are Harming Your Kids – Steven Gundry, M.D. : 649

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Steven Gundry is back on the show with new research about how food is affecting our kids. 

He’s a renowned heart surgeon, celebrity doctor, and medical researcher with a focus on curing modern diseases via dietary changes. You may know him from his New York Times best-selling books, “The Plant Paradox” and “The Longevity Paradox.” You can listen to Bulletproof Radio episodes #417 and #604 for more information on those topics.

In his latest book, “The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook: 80 One-Pot Recipes to Nourish Your Family Using Your Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or Sheet Pan,” Dr. Gundry revisits his foundational approach and expands it to include the latest nutritional science for kids. He also offers families practical tools for transitioning to the Plant Paradox lifestyle.

As busy and often tired parents with a multitude of responsibilities, we may say to ourselves that it’s ok to grab fast food or order take out. “Well, it's not okay,” says Dr. Gundry. “The studies show the sooner we start our kids eating properly, the sooner you set them up for a lifetime of successful health.”

Listen on to learn more about the brain-gut-behavior connection and find out ways to protect your kids’ microbiome.

Enjoy the show!

Dec 03, 2019
How to Stay Present No Matter What – Don Wood, Ph.D. : 648

This episode of Bulletproof Radio was recorded live at the Genius Network. My guest spent years researching how trauma affects our minds and our lives. In doing so, he began to understand that events and experiences throughout our lifetime continue to play a role in how we experience life in the present. 

“Trauma is a glitch, it's an error message,” says Don Wood, Ph.D. “If you think about something that happened to you 10 years ago and you feel fear or anger, or you feel an emotion, then that's affecting you.”

He also realized that there was a better way of treating the issue. “Teaching people to live with, manage and cope with the daily stress doesn’t fix the problem,” Don says. “The solution comes from understanding its source and providing a long-term permanent solution.”

So, Don developed a more efficient and effective solution for trauma using modern advancements in the study of neuroscience and cutting-edge proprietary techniques. The result has been the development of the Inspired Performance Institute and the creation of a revolutionary approach to performance improvement.

Enjoy the show!

Nov 28, 2019
Learn How to Direct Your Brain’s Pathways – Dr. Tara Swart : 647

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Tara Swart, M.D., Ph.D., a neuroscientist, medical doctor, leadership coach, and bestselling author. She works with leaders all over the world to help them improve their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions, and retain information. 

She’s a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management where she runs the Neuroscience for Leadership and Applied Neuroscience programs and is an executive advisor to some of the world’s most respected leaders in media and business. She specializes in sectors that face unusual levels of stress or change. She’s also an online columnist for Fast Company and Forbes. 

 She helps high performers achieve their peak brain performance. I’m excited to talk to her about her new book, “The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain,” which explains how to rewire the brain’s pathways to make lasting, positive changes in people’s lives.

Part of that rewiring focuses on mental resilience and adversity capability.

“Our ability to endure and bounce back from adversity is a capability that can be built into our brain,” Dr. Swart says. “And there are certain factors that help to really incorporate that into our tool kit. Because of things like the natural loss aversion of the brain, we have to override that with a different form of thinking.

Dr. Swart also is intrigued by the three-way transmission of information between the limbic system, gut neurons and the gut microbiome. 

“Bacteria are using us as avatars to get whatever nutrition or resource they need to be able to survive, to multiply, then transform,” she says. “The way that helps leaders from a pathological angle is if you’ve got an addiction or a terrible craving, understanding that it could be the bacteria in your gut that's causing that, not you. And I think that level of separation helps people to step back and think…”

Listen on to learn more about gaining greater clarity about your own intuition and the untapped potential of your brain.

“I think that whole process of evolving and challenging your beliefs and embracing new ideas is really important,” Dr. Swart says. “I think my niche is to be able to represent based on current modern scientific thinking. How some of those things, like the law of attraction, manifestation, visualization could actually help us to have a slightly better life than the one that we have at the moment.”

Enjoy the show!

Nov 26, 2019
What You Eat is Turning Your Genes On and Off – Teri Cochrane : 646

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Teri Cochrane, CN, CCP, shares exciting discoveries about how our food choices influence how our genes are expressed. We discuss her research on epigenetics and nutrigenomics, and how eating wild-caught, wild-fed proteins can lead to better health on a molecular level. “Just eat based to your genetic blueprint and where you are on your health continuum,” she says.

 Teri is an integrative practitioner and thought leader in personalized health care. She specializes in complex health conditions in private clinical practice. She has developed her own methodology that integrates a multi-level nutritional approach—including biochemistry, nutrition, genetic tendencies, herbology, and counseling—to develop a bio-individualized plan for her clients. 

As the author of the “The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended,” Teri helps us look at the malabsorption of protein, fat, and sulfur, and how these “big three” tamper with our gene expression. She also takes aim at protein abnormalities.

“Disruptors such as pathogens, mycotoxins, stress, amyloids and inflammatory foods work together to impair body balance,” Teri says. “We have found a direct link between amyloids, mycotoxins and these health disruptors in the acceleration of disease.”

Listen on to understand how to choose food that’s just right for you and how to get your body back in balance.

For Bulletproof Radio Listeners: Learn how to hack your meal prep with the free Wildly Easy 7-Day Meal Prep Guide

Enjoy the show!

Nov 21, 2019
Use Atomic Habits to Upgrade Your Decisions – James Clear : 645

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, what interests me most about James Clear is that he’s researched habits in the context of human potential—he’s always searching for the answer to a central question, “How can we live better?” 

He’s a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His best-selling book, “Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones,” is grounded in meticulous research and details how habits can help people fulfill their potential. 

“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.”

His work has appeared in many media outlets, including Entrepreneur and Time magazines, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning. He also is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies, and his work is used by coaches and players in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. 

Enjoy the show!

Nov 19, 2019
Hacking PTSD With Gratitude – Dr. James Gordon : 644

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. James Gordon, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He founded and now serves as executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine—an organization that focuses on life-changing therapeutic work with individuals, families and groups. 

Dr. Gordon explains that trauma is a human experience, not a pathological anomaly. His new book, “The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma,” helps people understand their own capacity to heal themselves.

“The premise is that what we're teaching about self-awareness and self-care—and also encouraging people to get support from other humans—is fundamental to the understanding and treatment of all trauma,” he says. 

For more than 25 years, he has led teams in relieving population-wide psychological trauma: during and after wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa; after climate related disasters in Louisiana, Texas, California, Puerto Rico, and Haiti; in communities affected by school shootings; and with active duty U.S. military and veterans and their families.

Enjoy the show!

Nov 14, 2019
Inflammation is Aging Your Brain – Dr. Andrew Miller : 643

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Dr. Andrew Miller, is an internationally recognized expert in the interactions between the brain and immune system as they relate to stress and depression. 

“Inflammaging is one of the hottest topics in immunology right now because we recognize that much of what drives the process of aging in the brain and much of what drives many of the illnesses that eventually do people in, are driven by inflammation,” he says.  “So, we're talking cardiovascular disease, we're talking about diabetes, we're talking about cancer, we're talking about neurodegenerative disorders.” … “All the modern ills that we as a society are grappling with right now.”

Dr. Miller is the vice-chair of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Behavioral Immunology Program at Emory School of Medicine. His research focuses on the underlying mechanisms by which inflammation can cause depression in humans and non-human primates. Additionally, Dr. Miller and his group conducted the first clinical trial examining the efficacy of an immunotherapy for the treatment of depression. 

Enjoy the show!

Nov 12, 2019
Hack Your Learning To Make Information Stick – Jonathan Levi : 642

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is an accelerated learning expert and founder of the Superhuman Academy. Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker born and raised in Silicon Valley. 

Since 2014, he’s been one of the top-performing instructors on the online learning platform Udemy. He’s reached more than 250,000 people in 205 countries and territories. His latest book, “The Only Skill That Matters,” details his own journey and the techniques that anyone can use to learn faster. 

“As you know, the brain is the most complex object in the known universe,” Jonathan says. “So a simple, ‘Hey, here's how it works. Here's how it likes to process information. Here's what makes information more memorable to it. Here's how to retain and maintain your knowledge’—it’s life-changing for people.”

In our conversation, we talk about tangible hacks you can start using today to upgrade your own learning.

Enjoy the show!

Nov 07, 2019
Vaccines Poised to Fight Chronic Disease – Lou Reese : 641

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a chief … officer. (That’s not a typo—and I love it.) 

I talked with Lou Reese at the recent XPrize Visioneering conference. He loves all things vision and believes in creating environments in which we can reach our potential to be disruptive originals. He’s one the co-founders of United Neuroscience and a member of its board of directors. The company is a global team united against chronic disease with leaders in neurology, immunology, drug development at the helm. United Neuroscience is passionate about democratizing helath and delivering science-driven innovation that is accessible for all. 

Lou’s work focuses on hacking the immune system. It’s critical work.

In 2018—for the first time in human history—“what killed us was things that our body made inside rather than things that were harmful coming from outside,” Lou explains. “The exogenous is no longer the primary enemy, the endogenous is the primary enemy.” Specifically, chronic illness is now our No. 1 killer.

Listen on to learn about the ground-breaking solutions Lou and his team are developoing.

Enjoy the show!       

Nov 05, 2019
Fight Mediocrity! Give Plan B the Boot – Bo Eason : 640

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Bo Eason brings his straight talk: “Mastery is mastery, regardless of the discipline,” he says. 

He’s a speaker, performer, author and former NFL player. When an injury ended his football career, he branched out into acting and wrote a one-man play that had an extended off-Broadway and 50-city national run. Now, in his third act as a speaker and leadership coach, he trains some of the most successful people in the world on how to communicate for maximum impact and success. 

Bo’s new book, “There’s No Plan B for your A-Game,” lays out an action plan for becoming the best at anything you want to do. “Most people are living their plan B because they have a plan B,” he says. “That's a mistake. Your plan A is your plan A”

Listen on to learn how to drop average and reach your goals with a championship mindset.

Enjoy the show!       

Oct 31, 2019
Shine a (Red) Light on Your Health – Scott Nelson : 639

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about all the health benefits of light with Scott Nelson, co-founder of Joovv, one of the world’s most trusted manufacturers of red light therapy devices. 

Prior to cofounding Joovv, Scott spent his professional career in leadership positions with some of the largest medical device companies in the world, including Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard. He’s since brought his skills into the arena of red light therapy, called photobiomodulation.

Joovv devices are used by people in their own homes; in salons and spas around the world for natural skin health and anti-aging benefits; and trusted by pro sports teams, Olympians, and world-class trainers and gyms for proven performance and muscle recovery benefits. Clinics and health practitioners also incorporate Joovv as a safe, natural joint pain and inflammation treatment. 

“Light is underappreciated as an aspect of health,” says Scott “Most people think of food and supplements and some type of training regimen. But the overwhelming majority of people don't think of light as part of that kind of overall health equation.” 

Junk light matters and high nutrient light matters. Listen on for how light therapy can improve bone, hormone and gut health, collagen production, and more. We talk about the exciting new research that’s emerging about red light therapy, what that means for you and how you can make light part of your own health equation.

I talked with Scott and Joovv’s other co-founder, Justin Strahan, on a previous episode of Bulletproof Radio: LIGHT HACKING: INFRARED, THE SUN & YOUR HEALTH – JOOVV #516. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to listen to that for the backstory on Joovv and how they got started.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 29, 2019
Dial in Your Neuroplasticity to Get Smarter – Brett Wingeier, Ph.D. : 638

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Brett Wingeier, Ph.D., talks with me about all things neurostimulation at the Halo Neuroscience headquarters in San Francisco. I pick his brain and he runs electrical currents over mine.

“Brains love to learn,” Brett says. Fundamental to learning is neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to form and reorganize synaptic connections. Brett and the Halo team have found a way to leverage this by “using technology to make sure that your brain is dialed in and ready to use its natural learning mechanisms where and when you want it.”

Brett co-founded Halo and now serves as its Chief Technology Officer. He’s an engineer and neuroscientist with two decades of experience creating science-based products to unlock human potential and treat disease. Prior to Halo, Brett assisted in the development of the first fully implantable responsive neurostimulator for epilepsy and was instrumental in designing a groundbreaking minimally invasive solution for headaches. 

Listen on to learn more about neuroplasticity, neuropriming, cognitive control, and the joy of skill acquisition. It’s electrifying stuff.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 24, 2019
What the Heck Should I Cook, Dr. Hyman? : 637

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing family physician, an New York Timesbestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and expert in the field of health and nutrition. Dr. Hyman also is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, and chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. 

He works with individuals and organizations, as well as policy makers and influencers, to improve health for everyone. He’s such an advocate for human wellness, I’ve had him on the show three times before. In every interview, he brings new findings and profound wisdom to our listeners. 

That’s especially true this time. He’s fired up and wants you to be, too: “If people just got off the crap and started eating real food, and literally unplugged from the industrial food system, their health would dramatically improve,” Dr. Hyman says. “We would reverse climate change. We would end social injustice and poverty. We'd have money enough for free education, and free healthcare for everybody, and can support the neediest among us with no effort, and have lots of money left over to do cool stuff and create new science, and solve all the world's problems just by cooking at home.”

He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease while empowering people, organizations, and communities to heal their bodies and minds, and improve social and economic resilience.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 22, 2019
Habits, Happiness and Human Nature – Gretchen Rubin : 636

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I have the pleasure of talking with Gretchen Rubin, who is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible and relevant.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, had her work written up in a medical journal, been the subject of a “The Talk of the Town” piece in The New Yorker magazine, and been an answer on the game show Jeopardy!

She’s the author of numerous books, including the “New York Times” bestsellers, “The Four Tendencies” and “Better Than Before.”” Her book The Happiness Project” spent more than two years on the ”New York Times” bestseller list, including at No. 1. Combined, her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide and have been published in more than 30 languages. 

Here are a few “Gretchen says” moments from our discussion:

  • About habits: “ ‘We know these things will make us happier. Why don't we do them?’ and that's often a problem with habit formation.”

  • About happiness: “There are some things that we can't really affect, and then there are some things that we really can affect with our conscious thoughts and actions, and so, to me, it's much more interesting to think like, "Whoever I am, wherever I'm coming from, can I be happier?" 

  • About human nature: “It really shines a spotlight on some aspect of your character, your nature that is very, very helpful, so I think sometimes it's just that showing you something about yourself that maybe you weren't keyed into.”

Gretchen draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. 

Enjoy the show!

Oct 17, 2019
Why Your Doctor is Not Your Mommy – Own Your Self with Kelly Brogan, M.D. : 635

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Kelly Brogan, a holistic women’s health psychiatrist, shows people that they don’t have to medicate their mental, emotional, and physical pain away—that the best way out is through. She explains what led her to stop prescribing medication to her own patients and helps people decode the myths and misconceptions of the current healthcare system so they can lead a healthy, vital life.

She’s board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and specializes in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. 

Her new book—"Own Your Self: The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom”— presents a radical alternative to psychotropic meds.

She explodes the mistaken belief that symptoms—from mood changes to irritability to fogginess and fatigue—are evidence that people are sick or broken. “I became interested in the role of belief,” Dr. Brogan says. “And how what's really happening when we're talking about the engagement of health practices is the exercising of a belief system. So, I started to study the anatomy of that—the placebo, nocebo effect, expectancy—and really what it is to inhabit a belief system.”

Dr. Brogan says our experiences aren’t problems or pathologies; they reflect what we need to accept, acknowledge and transform in order to truly become who we are. “Authenticity has become the most powerful form of social currency.”

Enjoy the show!

Oct 15, 2019
What the Godfather of IF Eats - Mark Mattson, Ph.D. : 634

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest 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, Mark 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. Early studies in humans now are underway.

“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”. Our conversation in this episode covers a lot of ground, such as:

  • What happens during a fasted ketogenic state;
  • How to choose an intermittent fasting time period;
  • What and when Mark eats to obtain maximum intermittent fasting brain and body benefits;
  • How the mTor pathway is inhibited;
  • How autophagy acts as both a garbage disposal and a recycling bin; 
  • How the Nrf2-ARE antioxidant defense pathway is activated; and
  • How important nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are to brain health.

Mark currently is a professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He’s one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Previously, he was chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the National Institutes of Health since 2000.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 10, 2019
Build Your Spiritual Immunity – Shaman Durek : 633

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a sixth-generation shaman, human rights activist, thought leader, internationally renowned spiritual mentor, and women’s empowerment leader. Applying ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, Shaman Durek helps bring success, happiness and healing into people’s lives. 

“I've made shamanism much more accessible through knowledge and information that relates to what's happening on the planet right now as it pertains to human development,” Shaman Durek says.

He advises everyone from celebrities to royals to executives. H Edition Global Magazine calls him the “Shaman of Our Times,” applying ancient wisdom to our modern problems. His work is recognized by major publications/media outlets and he was recently featured on CBS’s “The Doctors” television show.

In his new book –“SPIRIT HACKING: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World”—he delivers straightforward tools and techniques from a timeless Shamanic tradition that you can use in your own life.

“Just like you talk about the body and its autoimmune system, you have a spiritual immune system,” Shaman Durek says. “You have an energetic system in your body that literally learns by how you operate in your life through energy patterns, responses, frequencies, how you speak, your words you choose to use that have coding. Everything is building that immune system or tearing down that immune system.”

So, listen on to up-level your own spiritual side.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 08, 2019
How to Biohack & Optimize Your Inner Life – Rajshree Patel : 632

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Rajshree Patel, a former federal prosecutor who discovered Vedanta by accident and went on to become an internationally renowned teacher of its deep wisdom and dynamic practice.

“The system of Vedanta gives us the tools, the techniques, the methodologies, and the wisdom to biohack and optimize our inner life,” says Rajshree. “It is the ancient positive psychology that biohacks and optimizes life.“

Rajshree now is a highly sought-after self-awareness coach, trainer and speaker—a tireless guided missile for meditation.

She has provided 20,000 hours of coaching, conducted 1,500 workshops in 35 countries, established 600 mediation centers around the world, trained thousands of instructors with The Art of Living, instructed 35,000 students, and established 45 Art of Living chapters. She has conducted programs at organizations like NBC Universal, IBM, LinkedIn, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, The World Bank, Shell Oil, Morgan Stanley, Harvard University, The United Nations, UNESCO and India’s renowned IITs among many others. 

Through insight, intuition, meditation techniques—and ancient biohacks!—Rajshree will guide you to identify what’s working (and not) in your life by tapping into what she calls “vital force.”

“What I know is that vital force is one of the fastest ways to have mental hygiene,” Rajshree says. “Optimizing by taking short pauses, maybe 10 minutes a day in the morning if you want to or short pauses through the day, two-minute pauses, to just do mental hygiene, that's all.”

Throughout our conversation, we pull topics and tips from her new book “The Power of Vital Force: Fuel Your Energy, Purpose, and Performance with Ancient Secrets of Breath and Meditation.” The techniques you're going to learn about today are all about meditation and breathing and developing consciousness.

Enjoy the show!.

Oct 03, 2019
Plug in to Your Own Power Source – David Meltzer : 631

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my conversation with David Meltzer goes in an unexpected direction. 

We're talking about a guy who was CEO of Samsung's first smart phone division, a guy who's had a profoundly strong career in business and has written books on actually how to be happy. Books on how people succeed at different levels, and what the definition of success is. He just came out with a new book that I thought was really worth talking about: “Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Business Strategies from the Biggest Names in Sports.” 

While we did cover David’s ideas about how to work hard, smart and long (as in a consider-your-future-goals long game), we turned the corner into four of his life priorities: gratitude, forgiveness, accountability, and inspiration.

“I am worthy of everything I have,” David says, “and I can manifest anything I want.” He believes that you can think and do the same.

David is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, considered to be the world’s premier global sports and entertainment marketing firm. He’s a two-time international best-selling author and has been named by Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines as a Top Keynote Speaker. He’s also a Top 100 Business Coach, the executive producer and host of Entrepreneur's No. 1 show, Elevator Pitch, and host of the top business podcast, The Playbook. 

He wants people to know how to find and use their own inner power source so it fuels their energy, successes and happiness. “You've got to find your frequency,” David says. “You've got to know what you are. You got to know what your values are.” 

Listen on to learn how to forgive yourself for your mistakes, let go of guilt that may be attracting shortages, voids, and obstacles in your life, and confront the ego that actually may be holding you back

“We can change the world if we figure out—systematically, mathematically, scientifically—happiness,” David says. “Get better, work those muscles to stay at peace, and not live in ego-based consciousness or fear.” 

Enjoy the show!

Oct 01, 2019
Must-Know Travel Hacks for Your Next Adventure – Jeremy Jauncey : 630

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I interviewed Jeremy Jauncey at The Surf Lodge in Montauk, New York, where we talked about finding new adventures and staying healthy along the way.

Jeremy’s a serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor with a passion for travel, health and sustainability. He’s also the founder and CEO of Beautiful Destinations, an award-winning destination strategy and branding agency that works with countries and cities all over the world to develop their economies through tourism.

The Financial Times called Jeremy the “world's most influential traveler.” He has given keynotes for the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the World Travel & Tourism Council, and the U.S. Travel Association. He’s an advocate for sustainability and conservation as an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and sustainable tourism.

“My passion is more the impact that travel has on people, and this very passionate belief that travel is a force for good in the world, it is a universal language that connects people regardless of their age or their gender or their income or where they come from,” Jeremy says. “And if you actually get out into the world and explore it, you can uncover amazing things and make yourself a better person and hopefully have a positive impact too.”

Listen on to learn about wellness travel and medical tourism, the best way to find your next travel destination, and, of course, useful travel hacks for wherever you may choose to go.

Enjoy the show!

Sep 26, 2019
Armor-Plated Immortal Probiotics from Space – Just Thrive Health : 629

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I talk with two guests about all things microbiome.

Tina Anderson is the co-founder and CEO of Just Thrive Health. Her journey into the world of health had a unique start and some unusual turns. She began her career as a trial lawyer and then became in-house counsel for a family pharmaceutical company. But what Tina saw there made her change career direction. She turned toward the field of natural health and found her life’s work in creating a unique probiotic supplement.

Kiran Krishnan is a research microbiologist with particular expertise in the newest frontier in microbiology—gut commensal spore bacteria. He brings his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome. “We know diversity within the microbiome is paramount to health and wellness, and even longevity,” he says.

At Just Thrive Health, the focus is on probiotics that can actually survive the Wild West that is your microbiome. “We're putting a lot of effort into the science to understand microbial communities, microbial community structures and how they work together,” Kiran says. 

“In order to be a probiotic, it needs to arrive alive in the intestines,” Tina says. “It needs to actually confer a benefit onto the host, onto the body. Most of these probiotics were just getting into the gut and dying, dying before they ever got into the intestines. So, we looked at the research.”

“You've got this gauntlet that microbes have to get through when they go through the oral cavity in order to be alive and function in the gut,” Kiran continues. “So, our question was, are there microbes that can naturally do that?”

The more we’re researching the human microbiome, the more we’re learning about the connection between the gut and all other human body and brain systems. And that means better health for you. Listen on to learn more about what Just Thrive Health has discovered about probiotics. And yes, you’ll find out how bacteria can be armor-plated, live forever and survive in space. 

Enjoy the show!

Sep 24, 2019
The Phenomenon of Your Metabolism – Siim Land : 628

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Siim Land joins me from Estonia, a Baltic country in Eastern Europe on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. 

He’s an author, public speaker, and coach. After a short stint in the military and earning a degree in Anthropology, he decided instead to fully commit to writing, podcasting, entrepreneurship, and coaching in the health and wellness space.He educates people about optimizing health, performance, longevity, and well-being with different biohacking techniques. 

In his newest book, “Metabolic Autophagy,” Siim takes a nearly 500-page dive into the most current technology and scientific research available so you can “improve healthspan, get more things done and potentially increase life expectancy.” 

“Your whole entire world is almost surrounded by the concept of metabolism,” Siim says. “The reason I added autophagy to that is also that when I was doing that research about autophagy then I realized that it's kind of a very central component to everything else that your body goes through on a daily basis.”

We talk about autophagy, intermittent fasting, keto-adaption and much more in this episode. Siim’s perspective on biohacking is nuanced and backed by a whole lotta science. He’s done the research legwork so you don’t have to. Listen on as he gives practical tips for where to start and how to get results—all with a common-sense approach.

“I think the emphasis shouldn't be to kick your ass all the time and do a lot of stressful activities but also actually allow your body to heal and use those things as a form of recovery,” he says.

Enjoy the show!

Sep 19, 2019
The Power of Shame with Depressed Comedian Kristen Carney : 627

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is comedian, writer and podcaster Kristen Carney. 

She performs stand-up comedy at live shows, on television, and, of course, all over the Internet. She’s also written for Comedy Central and The Adam Carolla Show. As a radio personality, she’s co-hosted “Loveline” with Dr. Drew and Mike, as well as The Adam Carolla Show. While she’s co-hosting the “Ask Women” podcast, she gets candid about sexuality.

And if you’re thinking we’re going to talk about all things funny and sexy today, you’d be right—and wrong. 

Kristen juggles all her professional gigs while managing clinical depression. She hosts a podcast—Kristen and Ch(ill)—to bring the real challenges of depression and mental health into an honest public forum.

“When you're depressed, you're so weighed down by the smallest little tasks like getting up to take a shower or paying your car bill,” she says. “Those things feel so heavy that the last thing on your list is figuring out how to get a brain scan.”

We talk about how she hacks her brain health, what she does on the just-plain-sucks days, the difficulties of dating when depressed, how shame shows up, and why headstands have become her go-to, feel-better move.

“I'm not trying to spin it positive when it's not,” Kristen says, “but to actually find the positive in it that's genuine.” Listen on for some surprising insights.

Enjoy the show!

Sep 17, 2019
We Can Slow Down Aging Right Now – David Sinclair, Ph.D. : 626

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio,my guest is an Australian biologist best known for his research on lifespan extension and the treatment of diseases for aging.

“I'm a scientist,” says David Sinclair, Ph.D., “and I'm trying to figure this stuff out before time runs out for all of us.”

David is a professor in the department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and also co-director of Harvard’s Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging. He’s the co-creator and co-chief editor of the journal Aging, has co-founded several biotechnology companies, and is an inventor of nearly three dozen patents. 

Among the career honors and awards he’s received are his inclusion in Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2014 and “The Healthcare 50: Fifty People Transforming Healthcare in 2018.”

For two decades, his research at The Sinclair Lab has consistently focused on understanding how and why human beings age and how to slow its effects. 

“We need to move to a world where we know much more about our bodies and what's going on so we can get ahead of the problems before they actually cause us to get diseases,” he says.

David has introduced an exciting new longevity theory based on his own research and the top aging scientific breakthroughs known to date. In this conversation, you’ll learn what he’s discovered about aging—he’s “reprogramming cells to be young again”—and the exciting science behind his new book: "Lifespan: The Revolutionary Science of Why We Age — and Why We Don’t Have To.” 

Enjoy the show!

Sep 12, 2019
Everything is Figureoutable – Marie Forleo : 625

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Marie Forleo, a born-and-raised Jersey girl with nothing more than passion, a laptop, and a dream who has created a socially conscious digital empire that inspires millions across the globe. 

She’s the CEO of Marie Forleo International, a best-selling author, an entrepreneurship coach, a philanthropist, and she also runs the acclaimed business training program, B-School. She’s the leader of one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, the creator of the award-winning online show MarieTV, host of The Marie Forleo podcast and has been featured in Inc.Forbesand Entrepreneurmagazines, among others. MarieForleo.com is one of Forbes.com’s Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs.

“Everyone listening knows this about business,” Marie says. “There's no playbook. There's no rule book that lasts. There are just principles that allow us to stay true to our values so that we can navigate this ever-changing world. You have to be nimble and innovative and creative.”

Marie's mission is to help you become the person you’re meant to be and use your gifts to change the world—in your life and business. We talk about her new book, “Everything is Figureoutable,” and how to dream big and back it up with daily action to create results—in other words, how to “figure it out.” Listen on to learn about her three rules for doing just that, as well as some smart tips to go after and capture your best life.

Enjoy the show!

Sep 10, 2019
Mycelium Just Might Save the Bees, And Us – Paul Stamets : 624

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Paul Stamets is with me in person at Alpha Labs. Paul is a speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur. He is considered an intellectual and industry leader in habitat, medicinal use and production of fungi, and he considers himself a “mycological warrior.” Listening to him describe, decode and illuminate the workings of the mushroom world is an enthralling experience, indeed.

“Mushrooms can feed you, they can kill you, they can heal you, they can send you on a spiritual journey,” Paul says. He knows all of this from first-hand experience. He’s spent over four decades in the Pacific Northwest studying and researching the world of mushrooms. He lectures extensively and his presentations cover a range of mushroom species and research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and the planet. 

From origins: “Over 500 million years ago, fungi were the first organisms come to land,” Paul says. “Just this past month [May 2019], they found new fossil records that pushes back the entrance of fungi onto land to a billion years ago. This is hundreds of millions of years before plants.”

To modern humans: “You and I are actually mycelial beings, and we are descendant of fungi,” he says. “Fungi are our ancestors.”

Paul says we’re intertwined with mushrooms at a cellular level. He believes that habitats have immune systems—just like people—and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement.

And from neurogenesis to our microbiome to our mitochondria, fungi are linked to us. Part history lesson and all interesting, Paul’s stories are filled with intriguing discoveries. 

His research is considered revolutionary and is creating a paradigm shift for helping ecosystems worldwide.

As a special bonus in this episode, Paul shares exciting new information about his work with bees. “This'll be the first podcast that I'll be mentioning something that enables and empowers everybody on this planet to do something,” he says. Hint: it has something to do with bears, bees, butterflies and biodefense. Learn more about the BeeMushroomed™ Feeder.

Enjoy the show!

Sep 05, 2019
You Can’t Instagram Health: Evolving with Chalene Johnson : 623

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a lifestyle and business expert, motivational speaker, and host of two top-ranked podcasts: “The Chalene Show” and “Build Your Tribe.” The Huffington Post has recognized Chalene Johnson as one of the “Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch.” She’s also sold millions of fitness videos and is The Guinness Book of World Records-holder for being featured in the highest number of fitness videos.

After years of success in the fitness industry, a shocking health scare prompted her to question her whole approach to wellness—her own and others’. “It didn't dawn on me the damage I was doing to my brain and how that isn't health,” she says. “That was abuse.”

And now, with the help of top dietitians, doctors, researchers and experts, she’s turning the diet industry upside down. “I realize I have to be really open minded now to science and open minded to the fact that we just are learning so much more every single day—and it's exciting.” She’s founded the 131 Method and written a new book by the same name, “131 Method: Your Personalized Nutrition Solution to Boost Metabolism, Restore Gut Health, and Lose Weight.”

“I am evolved,” Chalene says. “And I have to keep my integrity. And that's not always easy. But if you just stay focused on what you know and what you believe is right and you just keep taking the next right step, those decisions get a little easier.”

In my conversation with Chalene, we tackle lies in the fitness industry, shady marketing tactics and smart consumers, personalized nutrition, Keto for women, phases of fasting, why achieving health can be fraught with privilege, and more. 

Enjoy the show!

Sep 03, 2019
Improve Your Hair Health With Nutraceuticals – Dr. Sophia Kogan & Dr. Tess Marshall : 622

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guests are doctors who are dedicated to scientific research that supports drug-free solutions for hair loss and thinning hair. They say total hair wellness includes prevention as well as restoration.

Dr. Sophia Kogan is an integrative hair health expert. She is a cofounder and the chief medical strategist at Nutrafol®, where she has coauthored peer-reviewed studies on hair-thinning, hair-loss treatments and botanical medicine. 

Hair wellness  “is really about utilizing clinically proven and efficacious nutraceuticals,” says Dr. Kogan. “Basically, botanicals that have clinical efficacy to rebalance the pathways from within.” 

Dr. Tess Marshall is a naturopathic doctor and Nutrafol’s® director of Product Science & Innovations. With a focus in evidence-based medicine, she has helped design protocols for integrative dermatology, gut health, detoxification, and neuroendocrine optimization. She is trained in nutrient injection therapy and platelet rich plasma aesthetics. 

Our conversation today will be about the new research led by Drs. Kogan and Marshall that’s been published in a recent white paper. The results around hair-growth stimulation have exciting implications for both men and women.

You’ll also find out how your nutrition, stress level, microbiome, hormones, sleep and yes, even plastic use, affect your hair wellness and inhibiting hair follicles. It’s all connected, and targeted new treatments are taking a personalized, whole-system approach. 

Enjoy the show!

Aug 29, 2019
Kick Veggies to the Curb and Go Full Carnivore – Dr. Paul Saladino : 621

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with a medical doctor who says you don’t have to eat your vegetables. Literally.

“We have been in this arms race with plants as humans for millions of years," says Dr. Paul Saladino. “Plants are out to get us. They don't want us to eat them.”

Dr. Saladino is a certified functional medicine practitioner in San Diego who focuses on in-depth study of human behavior and diseases. His journey through healthcare has been quite varied. He was a practicing physician’s assistant in the field of cardiology for a number of years, then went on to earn a medical degree. He also obtained a functional medicine certification and recently completed a psychiatric residency.

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. “That's really led me to some strange and wild jungle holes of thought,” he admits.

He’s also passionate about researching connections between nutritional biochemistry and chronic disease, and the benefits of a Carnivore Diet. He believes that inflammation and autoimmune diseases are linked. “What we're dealing with in Western medicine is a tidal wave of chronic inflammation,” he says, “a tidal wave of autoimmunity.”

For the curious among you, this conversation explores a lot of “whys,” such as:

  • Why our human bodies are designed for nose-to-tail animal consumption
  • Why you feel great eating raw meat 
  • Why animal liver is a superfood 
  • Why plant molecules don’t play nice with human biology
  • Why high-protein diets are terrible
  • Why you’re cooking your bacon wrong if you can hear it sizzling
  • Why you should consider putting the brakes on your grilling

Listen on for a different perspective on how to ditch plants and amp up your meat: “I think what's cool is to be able to deliver knowledge that creates power leveraging this for better health outcomes,” Dr. Saladino says.

Enjoy the show!

Aug 27, 2019
Upgrading Our Collective Consciousness – Matthew Modine : 620

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m excited to welcome Matthew Modine. You may know him best from his acting roles in television, film and theater. He’s also an accomplished film producer, film director and screenwriter. His career has spanned nearly four decades, and he’s won numerous industry nominations and awards. 

What you may not know are the many ways in which he’s a tireless activist and environmentalist. During this wide-ranging, thought-provoking interview, our conversation touches on the moon landing, bottled water, paper straws, recycling, spirituality, reincarnation, changes in Hollywood, and much more. I learned a lot, and I hope you will, too. 

We talk about consciousness and how we can raise both our own and the collective to upgrade ourselves, our workplaces, our communities, and our planet. Here are some highlights in Matthew’s own words:

  • Responsibility:“I don't know if I was conscious of it at the time, but I knew that there was a great metaphor in what my father had told me, is that when there's a mess we all have a responsibility to do something to clean it up,”

  • Connection: “I think that spirituality is a kind of connectedness to all of the life that exists on the planet.”

  • Ocean Plastic: “The greater problem is the decomposing of those plastics. It doesn't disappear, it just becomes smaller and smaller and becomes what we call microplastics.”

  • Life:“You're a part of this great cycle of life, you know? You're not bigger or more important than it. You're maybe a keystone character in it, an important part of the chain, but you're not bigger and more important than the least of us.”

  • Shared Humanity: “It is through the singing of songs and the telling of stories that we evolve culturally, that we learn to understand other people's points of view.”

Enjoy the show! 

Aug 22, 2019
Your Brain Voltage: Measure It, Raise It, Control It – Paul Sorbo : 619

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Paul Sorbo of WAVi, a company that’s bringing fast and affordable information about brain performance to everyone.

“Giving people a way to measure the way that their brain is aging is so important,” says Paul Sorbo of WAVi. “We look at heart health. We look at blood pressure. We look at colon. Literally, we look at everything. Why are we not measuring the one thing that controls all of it?”

Based in Boulder, Colorado, WAVi has integrated a mass-screening EEG device with a software platform for functional assessment in the field of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. It’s a total all-encompassing brain performance platform that has been steeped in development for nearly a decade. The resulting product is a full FDA-regulated device Class II that can easily measure biomarkers of your brain with detail and precision—in less than 12 minutes. 

We discuss WAVi’s latest research from age management to concussion information. They have found that functionality of the brain is different than everything else. I was so intrigued that I had a scan performed and filmed it. Head over to the Bulletproof YouTube channel to see the video.

Listen in to learn how assessing brain function and measuring available cognitive resources is leading to exciting new developments in the care and cure of what ails the brain. “This is ultimately to give people a way to measure how their brain ages, to measure how their brain is performing and to look at their performance metrics so that they can either improve upon it or they just have a baseline for their whole life,” Paul says. “That is invaluable information for individuals to have.”

Enjoy the show! 

Aug 20, 2019
Hacking Joy by Changing the World Around You - Ingrid Fetell Lee : 618

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest’s groundbreaking work on the subject of joy reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and well-being. 

Ingrid Fetell Lee is the author of “Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness” and founder of the blog/website, “The Aesthetics of Joy,” She empowers people to find more joy in life and work through purposeful and emotion-driven design of our environments.

“There's a whole field that has really been overlooked by mainstream psychology and by the sort of self-help industry that can help us use our environments to get more out of ourselves from an emotional perspective,” she says.

Our discussion explores happiness vs. joy and how to create more joy in your own life. We also look at the 10 elements of joy that resonate with nearly everyone. Afun and surprising finding shows that joy actually has a distinct shape! Ingrid explains how to recognize, feel and incorporate more joy into your everyday life. She takes us through the practice of joy spotting and how it “can be a reservoir for positivity in your life,” she says.

Ingrid’s decade of research into joy has yielded surprising results about how it shapes our internal and external lives. “There aretriggers or levers that we can build into our environment in an intentional way to influence our emotions from the outside in,” Ingrid says. 

And, while you may be able to fake a smile, you can’t fake joy. Scientists actually look at certain facial muscles to determine joy. There’s one in particular that’s not under yourconscious control, so genuine joy shows up when the muscle is activated

We talk about that research and much more in the show today, along with surprising ways that joy can improve your outlook and daily performance. 

Enjoy the show! 

Aug 15, 2019
Way Better Sex Without the Pill – Dr. Jolene Brighten : 617

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m welcoming Dr. Jolene Brighten back to the show. She’s a functional naturopathic medical doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus on women’s endocrine health. Dr. Brighten is recognized as a leading expert in post-birth control syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives.

Her new book: “Beyond The Pill: A 30-Day Plan to Support Women on Birth Control, Help Them Transition Off, and Eliminate Symptoms of Post-Birth Control Syndrome” addresses the health risks of oral contraceptives and their connection to significant hormone dysfunction.

She and I talked on episode #415 about how women’s hormones affect all parts of their bodies and brains at different ages and stages of their lives, particularly after childbirth. In this conversation, we’re going in a different direction. We cover what happens to women’s body systems while they’re on hormonal birth control and then when they stop using it. There’s also research about what the pill depletes from women’s bodies. Essential supplementation is needed while taking birth control and also when stopping.

“There's a lot more going on with women's hormonal health that lends itself to this idea of, how crazy are we to give a medication, and to shut down a woman's reproductive system, and act like that's not going to have any long-term impacts, or any impact on her body as a whole?” Dr. Brighten says in our interview.

This is a must-listen episode for both women AND men. We get into alternative birth control methods—and how well they work. And why sex tends to get better when women go off hormonal birth control. The more we’re discovering about women’s hormones, the more important it is for us to understand how hormonal health is an integral part of women’s experience—both personally and within their relationships. 

Enjoy the show! 

Aug 13, 2019
Sleep is the Boss of You – Matthew Walker, Ph.D. : 616

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Matthew Walker, Ph.D., aka “The Sleep Diplomat.” When it comes to matters of sleep, he does not mince words: “We’re in the midst of a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic,” he says. 


As a professor of Neuroscience and Psychologyat the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, his research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He’s also the lead sleep scientist at Google. 


His international best-selling book, “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams,” has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide and been translated into 34 languages. But be warned—the startling science he presents about sleep may keep you up at night.


Matthew has been featured on television and radio outlets, including CBS’s 60 Minutes, the National Geographic Channel, NOVA Science, NPR, and the BBC, as well as in national and international publications, and on numerous podcasts. His main-stage TED Talk—Sleep is Your Superpower—was one of the fastest to reach 1 million views within hours of release. It’s been viewed well over 5.2 million times as of this episode air date and continues to climb.


I was eager to have Matthew on the show to talk about our lack of sleep and examine sleep’s connection to health and brain function. Our conversation covers all that and much more. “There is no single system of the body or the brain that isn't optimally enhanced by sleep when you get it, or detrimentally impaired when you don't get enough,” he says.


Enjoy the show! 

Aug 08, 2019
Cut Your Cardio to 9 Minutes – CAR.O.L FIT AI : 615

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, the conversation gets right into how to hack your cardiovascular system with a personalized, high-intensity interval training bike that’s AI-powered.

You’ll find out that when it comes to cardio, it’s not about duration, it’s about intensity. And if you’re thinking, “I already knew that,” you might not know that the minimum effective dose of cardio is actually 40 seconds. Not all at once and not every day. And with AI helping out, your whole workout can be done in less than 9 minutes. Nowthat’sawesome.

“That intensity provides a very potent stimulus to your body, which releases chemicals that lead to a fitter, leaner, smarter you,” says Ratna Singh.

My guests are Ratna and Ulrich Dempfle, both serial entrepreneurs with a broad scope of experience across consumer brand consultancy, health care and start-ups.

  • Ratna co-founded and currently is the CEO of CAR.O.L, Cardiovascular Optimization Logic, in London. She’s a microbiologist by training but instead has spent all of her professional career in advertising and management consultancy in the UK and the U.S. She was McKinsey & Company's first entrepreneur-in-residence in Silicon Valley.
  • Ulrich co-founded and currently is the chief product officer and acting chief operating officer at CAR.O.L. He has experience in manufacturing and product development due to his mechanical engineering background. He’s led AI and machine learning initiatives and helped to develop the interactive exercise bike that is CAR.O.L.

Listen on to learn more about the science behind this “comically effective” cardio, how CAR.O.L fitness compares to training like HIIT and Tabata workouts, and why your cardiovascular health will thank you.

Enjoy the show!

Aug 06, 2019
How to Show Up With Compassion & Kindness – Leon Logothetis : 614

This episode of Bulletproof Radio features a guest who believes three small words can change the world: Go. Be. Kind. Leon Logothetis is a world-renowned motivational speaker, adventurer and philanthropist known as “The Kindness Guy.” 

“Kindness is simply helping someone feel less alone,” Leon says. “That’s it. When you make someone feel like they matter, when you see someone, when you take someone's loneliness or depression and transform it by simply being kind, that's quite a profound way to be.”

What started as a travel adventure for him has become a kindness movement that’s been documented across five books, multiple television series, including Netflix and National Geographic International, as well as social media. 

Leon posted on his Instagram: Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.

“We are on the verge of a spiritual evolution,” he says, “and these pillars are fundamental in our lives.”

Leon wants everyone to get in on the kindness action, and his latest book is a guide to doing just that: “Go Be Kind-A Life-Changing Little Journal: 28½ Adventures Guaranteed to Make You Happier.”

With humor and candor, Leon and I talk about how essential kindness is to human connection and how teaching empathy creates kind kids. You’ll also find out how to turn off your road rage and why taking a glitter bath is a great idea.

Enjoy the show! 

Aug 01, 2019
It’s Time for Us to Disrupt and Rebuild – Ankur Jain : 613

This episode of Bulletproof Radio focuses on some different aspects of your life that may be influencing your overall health and making it tough for you to thrive day to day.

My guest is Ankur Jain, who asks, “What are the life needs that are hurting people the most today?” And in this episode, he gives some realistic—and doable—life hacks that you can check out today.

He’s the founder and CEO of Kairos, a venture fund that’s supporting the creation of startup companies that tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Since 2012, Kairos has helped launch and grow more than $6.5 billion dollar’s-worth of companies that address problems in healthcare, housing costs, student debt, transportation networks, childcare, elder care, and burnout and retention.

Ankur is on the forefront of tackling these problems for millennials, as well as even younger generations, because he sees an urgency in the mounting financial, work and general life pressures facing them.

  • 40% of millennials have zero savings
  • 80% of all income from millennials now is just consumed by housing, food, transportation, healthcare, and childcare. The remaining 20% for about half of millennials is going to just student loans.
  • 60% of Americans in general can't afford a $1,000 emergency expense

“These markets we're talking about—housing, childcare, healthcare—are the largest industries in the world,” Ankur explains. “They're antiquated. They're not built for the financial realities of our generation. It's time, just like any other antiquated sector, for us to go disrupt it, and go rebuild it for a way that works.”

Jul 30, 2019
Your Microbiome May be Misbehaving – Naveen Jain : 612

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is an entrepreneur, a visionary who seeks to solve some of our world’s biggest obstacles through creative innovation and collaboration, and also my good friend—Naveen Jain.

Naveen has an interesting perspective that’s changing a lot of minds and a lot of microbiomes: He believes science is asking the wrong questions about gut health, especially in relation to the chronic diseases that are plaguing so many people. The focus on “what organisms are in the gut “is stalling us; the focus on “what those organisms are producing”—now that gets us closer to real answers.

“The body doesn't care who is doing it, what it cares about is what is being done to it,” Naveen says. “And if you can figure out what these organisms are producing that's being absorbed in the human body, we will be able to actually do something about it. Because then, it becomes math and chemistry. Once you know the biochemical activities of the chemicals that are there, you can adjust those chemicals.”

We’re going to get into some new science about how people can change their gut bacteria and know what's going on. You’ll learn that you actually want more species—and a more diverse set of species—in your gut. It will improve your health and will probably make you live a lot longer. 

And by the way, Naveen’s a regular on Bulletproof Radio, most recently on episode: #541: From Inside Your Gut to Outer Space: Moonshots with Naveen Jain. You can hear my other conversations with him on episode #452: Listen to Your Gut and Decide Your Own Destiny and episode #382: The Microorganisms in Our Body That Keep Us Alive. I always get great feedback from listeners about our conversations, so I’m always happy to talk to him again about more gut health.

A Bit More About Naveen:

  • He is the founder of several successful companies, including Viome (that I talk about a lot), Moon Express, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. He’s also a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation, an organization that since 1994 has designed and launched 17 prizes for industry changing technologies in the domain areas of Space, Oceans, Learning, Health, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Safety and Robotics. Naveen is the title of the Women’s Safety X PRIZE, that empowers women around the world. 
  • He just launched a brand-new podcast called Moonshots with Naveen Jain. “Intellectual curiosity is what moves humans forward and humanity forward,” he says—and he’s hosting conversations with the world’s leading thinkers and entrepreneurs to bring their insights and ideas to you.

Jul 25, 2019
Every Little Enzyme Does Its Magic – BiOptimizers : 611

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m welcoming back Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant. They are the “we fix digestion” guys who co-founded BiOptimizers.

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. 

Last summer, we discussed enzymes and digestive health. You’ll definitely want to catch episode #515—How to BiOptimize Your Gut & Digestion. And today, we’re going to talk more about the power of enzymes and their role in a ketogenic diet.

“Well, the thing with enzymes,” Matt says, “is if you take them empty stomach, they become metabolic. If you take them with food, they're digestive. … When we're eating, the food needs to be broken down either into glycogen, amino acids, or fatty acids. That's what we need, and that’s what our bodies run on. And if we can't do that, then we can have health issues.”

So, take a listen as the conversation touches on how essential enzymes are to your microbiome. We talk bile, poop, stomach acid, glucose absorption, fat cells and inflammation. Activated charcoal, probiotics and carbs get a mention, too. 

I’m convinced that enzymes matter for making you who you are.

Jul 23, 2019
Curb Your Adrenaline, Improve Your Health – Dr. Michael Platt : 610

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I asked Dr. Michael Platt to come on the show to discuss all things adrenaline.

Dr. Platt is board certified in Internal Medicine and has nearly four decades of experience working with patients in varied clinical settings from medical groups to elder care medicine to health research. He’s currently the president of Platt Wellness Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where he specializes in bio-identical hormones, hormone balancing and the causation of illness.

We talk about his focus on treating health conditions caused by excess adrenaline, which can include fibromyalgia, autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, anger, weight gain, and addictions, among others—and how progesterone plays a major role in the solution.

“What people don't understand is that the primary reason why the body releases adrenaline is to provide fuel to the brain,” says Dr. Platt. “You can see from a survival standpoint, the body always wants to make sure the brain has enough fuel. It's normal for people to release adrenaline at certain times, but I use the term adrenaline dominance to indicate where those people have excess amounts of adrenaline, to the point that it actually has clinical consequences.”

Our conversation covers an assortment of questions, such as:

  • Is adrenal fatigue real?
  • Can post-partum depression be eliminated with progesterone?
  • Is fibromyalgia pain a build-up of lactic acid in the muscles?
  • Is ADHD really about interest, rather than focus?
  • Should you be intermittent fasting if you have excess adrenaline?
  • Can you control adrenaline by controlling insulin?
  • Does blocking adrenaline prevent or eliminate stress?

Listen on to find out some interesting answers to these and many other questions during our discussion. Enjoy the show!

Jul 18, 2019
The Ball is in Your Court: Biohacking with The Bryan Bros. : 609

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll meet tennis phenoms Bob and Mike Bryan, aka The Bryan Bros. Born three minutes apart, the twins have been in sync ever since—both on and off the court. They are American professional doubles tennis players, gold-and bronze-winning Olympians, and are the most successful tennis duo of all time.

The two have won a record number of tour titles (118 at the time this episode airs) and have been finalists on 58 other occasions. They have a career Super Slam and 16 Grand Slam titles overall, which is more than any men's team in the Open Era.

The twins’ parents began coaching them at the age of two. The brothers turned pro in 1998 after attending Stanford University and winning two NCAA championships. Since then, they have amassed 118 ATP Tour Titles together, including a record 18 Grand Slams. Their Gold Medal win the 2012 Olympic games made them the only team in ATP history to hold all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold medal. The Bryans also have achieved the ATP Tour year-end No. 1 ranking for a record 10 years, and Mike recently celebrated his 500th week at No. 1 on the ATP Tour doubles rankings.

Their success is the result of a combination of hard work, mutual respect, and a passion for the game of tennis. (It also helps that one of the twins has a 140 mph lefty serve!)

But both Mike and Bob have suffered injuries that threatened to end their careers, including Bob’s recent hip surgery. At the age of 40, no one thought they would come back and continue to win, but they have—several times over. They’ve changed up their training regimen and put serious focus on recovery.

“You've got to set these goals and really work every day to do it,” Bob says. “It's being professional in every aspect of your life. I'm trying just to dial on the health as best as I can because when I'm done, I want to be able to play with my kids. I want to be able to walk down the street and not be limping or needing metal on every joint. That's my goal: to retire healthy but keep playing as long as we can.”

Today’s episode is going to be a good one as we talk about all the ways these professional athletes biohack to their advantage, how music keeps them in sync, and how they are helping at-risk kids.

Jul 16, 2019
Not-So-Science Fiction: Extending Your Healthspan Gets Real – James Clement : 608

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I take a deep dive into my favorite topics—anti-aging and longevity—with James Clement, who is leading research and groundbreaking developments in these areas from a particularly personal perspective.

A self-described transhumanist, he’s now is the president and director of Betterhumans, the world’s first specifically-transhumanist bio-medical research organization. James’ view of longevity is focused on healthspan and the humane aspect of being human over the long haul. He doesn’t want to cheat death, he wants to extend life in the best way possible.

James has an interesting backstory as a former international tax lawyer who became an entrepreneur and then a scientist. He’s currently running anti-aging clinical trials and engaged in anti-aging molecular biology research with top science researchers. He participates in the clinical trials, too.

Join us as we talk about the current science biggies: senolytics, NAD, exosomes and rapamycin, and what makes supercentarians so super.

“There are two simultaneous things that we have to do to live longer,” James says, “and I divide it up as first we have to get to 100. Getting to 100 is, for those of us who weren't lucky enough to inherit supercentenarian genomes, it means doing everything we can in our lifestyle to live longer.”

“And then the idea of ‘how are we going to live beyond 100?’” he continues, “There's going to be a lot more that we have to do and that's going to be where more radical therapies, which include nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle changes, but also genome editing, will all be necessary to get us far beyond the 100 threshold.”

Jul 11, 2019