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Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $1M spent on personal self-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? 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. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way. 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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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave is live at PaleoFX with Nora Gedgaudas, an internationally acclaimed keto and ancestrally based nutrition specialist and author who has dedicated her career to combating “diseases of civilization,” such as cancer, metabolic disorders, mood disorders, and cognitive decline.Known as one of the early adopters of the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, Nora combines extensive research with evolutionary physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrition, and chronic and degenerative disease for mind-body health and longevity. On Digestion: “Our digestive system is far more similar to carnivores than it is herbivores,” Nora says. “We don't have a fermented base digestive system. Only 20% of our digestive system is devoted to fermentation. We have a hydrochloric acid base digestive system. We are designed to derive nutrients from animals that have synthesized these nutrients for us. We don't have any possible means of optimizing the extraction of nutrients from plants.”Frustrated with what she’s seen happening within the paleo and ketogenic movements, she created her own term: Primalgenic®. Her newest work is based on 12 pillars, in which she’s combined more than two decades of knowledge of our ancestral roots and modern science to create an optimized nutritional approach to health and well-being.On Carbs: “None of us are really designed to handle high amounts of carbohydrates,” Nora says. “We're just not. There's no scientifically established human dietary requirement for carbohydrate.”Nora’s combined areas of expertise include being a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a board-certified Holistic Nutrition consultant, a board-certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon.On Wellness: “I've worked with suffering people for over two decades now,” Nora says. “So much of it is unnecessary. And I think people are being victimized by misinformation and disinformation and predatory advertising and all kinds of crap. I'm really, really committed to making sure that people get good information that can make a measurable difference in the way that they feel and function in this world.”From food label laws to interstratified fat to “settled” science and angry vegans, you don’t want to miss this episode. (And don’t miss Nora’s guest column, on the Bulletproof Blog.}Enjoy the show!
Sleep—who’s getting some? Not all of you, it seems, since sleep is one of the most asked about topics. Quality and quantity matter, and you want real answers.We’ve created a multimedia sleep series for you as part of Better Sleep Month. Each Tuesday in May, you’ll find compelling interviews from Bulletproof Radio, cool articles from our blog, and a batch of lively videos. we’re bringing you the best Bulletproof tips and tools we have, so you can start sleeping better. Listen, read or view—whatever helps you get your own piece of the night.This is part 3 of a four-part Better Sleep Month series on Bulletproof Radio. On this reworked and combined episode, we’re bringing you all the best ways to track your sleep. With details about wearable technology and gear, you’ll be able to make essential adjustments that will improve not only your sleep, but also your daily energy levels and overall performance.“Sleep ends up being a leading indicator and sometimes activity can be a lagging indicator,” says Harpreet Rai, co-founder of Oura Ring. “If you get enough sleep and your heart rate variability is high and you're in that parasympathetic state, you're going to perform better in activity the next day. And there are numerous studies that actually show that. I think trying to get people in this mentality of, “focusing on tomorrow today by focusing on sleep first,” gets you ready in this mindset for what's going to happen tomorrow.”Enjoy the show—and check back next Tuesday for part 4 of our Better Sleep Month series.On Bulletproof RadioThe Neuroscience of Sleep Hacking: Dan Levendowski #520Sleep Need & Sleep Age: Find Out Yours – Dan Gartenberg, Ph.D., of Sonic Sleep #583On the Bulletproof BlogWhy is Sleep Important? Science-Backed Benefits of Getting Your ZzzzsOURA Ring Review: Why It’s My Favorite Sleep and Stress TrackerYour Sleep Quality Declines as You Age. Here’s What to Do About ItOn Bulletproof YouTubeFather of Biohacking - Dave Asprey: SLEEP HACKINGHow An Acupressure Mat Helps You SleepBulletproof Sleep EssentialsHow to Sleep Better: Science-Backed Sleep Hacks to Wake Up Ready to GoLosing Sleep Wrecks Your Gut. Here’s What You Can Do About ItBulletproof Sleep SolutionsBulletproof 30-Day Sleep Challenge (Here’s you’ll find the Bulletproof Sleep Roadmap, sleep log, and a printable sleep checklist.)
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave talks with Cody Hopkins at the 6th Annual Biohacking Conference. Cody is a physicist turned first-generation farmer turned founder and CEO of Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative.He has spent more than a dozen years developing a vertically integrated sustainable livestock farm with an unwavering vision of creating a farming business that is good for the animals, good for the environment and good for customers.Cody and his wife, Andrea Todt, established Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative in 2014, with their own Falling Sky Farm in Arkansas as one of the founding farms. Grass Roots is a collective partnership of more than 20 small farms across the U.S—in places such as Oregon, Nevada, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, and North Carolina—fostering respectful farming practices and love for the land.“Grass Roots Cooperative is on a mission to change the way meat is produced and consumed in this country,” Cody says. “Healthy animals raised outdoors with sunlight, fresh air, and clean grass—no hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs needed.”The goal is to reach 100 farms over the next three years.Farms in the cooperative follow a single set of the highest quality standards with a focus on five priorities:Health & NutritionSustainabilityFarmer to YouButchered by HandTransparency“As customers are demanding more and more transparency and higher and higher quality meat that's healthier for them, where the animals are treated better, it's creating a whole new opportunity for farmers,” Cody says. “We’re always looking for those symbiotic relationships, where you're putting an animal in an environment that it's evolved to live in, versus trying to force them into some other system.”The outcome? A naturally balanced ecosystem, soil regeneration and productive pastures.Grass Roots’ aim is to provide the best quality and most nutritious meat in a manner that is humane, transparent, sustainable and fair. Its farms are the first in the United States to use blockchain technology to trace their products from farm to fork. This allows customers to be confident in the origin and quality of the meat they buy. Grass Roots also has an open-farm policy and is completely transparent at every stage.“Let's focus on supporting small scale farmers that are doing this right,” Cody says. “That really is what it comes back to for me, being able to connect with those small farmers, support them, and let the customers vote with their dollar on the kind of food system they want to support.” And that, says Dave, is “actually how food is supposed to work.”
Sleep—who’s getting some? Not all of you, it seems, since sleep is one of the most asked about topics. Quality and quantity matter, and you want real answers.We’ve created a multimedia sleep series for you as part of Better Sleep Month. Each Tuesday in May, you’ll find compelling interviews from Bulletproof Radio, cool articles from our blog, and a batch of lively videos. we’re bringing you the best Bulletproof tips and tools we have, so you can start sleeping better. Listen, read or view—whatever helps you get your own piece of the night.This is part 2 of a four-part Better Sleep Month series on Bulletproof Radio. On this reworked and upgraded episode, we revisit Dr. Deirdre Barrett’s conversation with Dave about dreams—how to remember them, interpret them, and use a dream incubator to put them to good use.If you want to get in touch with your dreams, you’ve got to be sleeping more. “We dream about every 90 minutes,” Dr. Barrett says, “But each dream period gets much longer than the preceding one, so if you sleep four hours instead of eight, you're not getting half your dream time. You're getting only 20 percent of your dream time. So, short sleeping hurts us in a lot of ways, but it impacts dreaming sleep more than the other forms of sleep.”Enjoy the show—and check back next Tuesday for part 3 of our Better Sleep Month series. On the Bulletproof BlogLucid Dreaming Supplements: How They Work: https://blog.bulletproof.com/lucid-dreaming-supplements/ This Yoga Nidra Routine Will Make You Feel Like You Got a Full Night’s Sleep: https://blog.bulletproof.com/yoga-nidra-guided-sleep-meditation/ On Bulletproof YouTubeYoga Nidra Meditation Video: 21-Minutes To Dynamic Sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbsLWd_p6PIKava: Why Nature’s Xanax Is Making a Comeback - Audio Article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpQmhdieWe4 Bulletproof Sleep EssentialsHow to Sleep Better: Science-Backed Sleep Hacks to Wake Up Ready to Go https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-to-sleep-better/ Losing Sleep Wrecks Your Gut. Here’s What You Can Do About It https://blog.bulletproof.com/sleep-gut-health/ Bulletproof Sleep Solutions https://www.bulletproof.com/pages/sleep-solutions?_ga=2.243816773.1197737880.1556569239-2046335956.1556569239 Bulletproof 30-Day Sleep Challenge (Here’s you’ll find the Bulletproof Sleep Roadmap, sleep log, and a printable sleep checklist.) https://blog.bulletproof.com/30-day-sleep-challenge/
In this intriguing episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave welcomes Anil Seth, a leading researcher, writer, and public speaker on consciousness science, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. Anil has broad experience communicating new ideas from the forefront of research in these areas, which confront some of humanity’s greatest questions and challenges.In his work, Anil seeks to understand the biological basis of consciousness by bringing together research across neuroscience, mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, psychology, philosophy and psychiatry. He’s currently a professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex and founding co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.As well as pioneering this interdisciplinary approach, Anil is recognized for his influential theories about how conscious experiences of the world and self are (distinct) forms of ‘controlled hallucinations.’ His TEDtalk “How Your Brain Hallucinates Your Conscious Reality” has been viewed nearly 7.4M million times.This episode will up-end what you think about perception and reality—and how much, or little, control, we really have. Here’s a sneak peek at the conversation:About Perception“Perception doesn't come from the outside in. It really goes the other direction. It comes from the inside out.”“The purpose of perception is not to figure out objectively what's out there in the world. The purpose of perception is to enable our adaptive behavior.”“We need to develop ways of training our perception.”About Sensory Experience“Language carves up the sensory world in some more bits.”“The same things in your brain are happening when you're having a hallucination, perceiving something that other people don't, as when you engage in normal perception. It's just some aspects of the balance has changed.”“As humans, we don't just passively experience a stream of sensory information. We're always actively sampling our worlds.”
Sleep—who’s getting some? Not all of you, it seems, since sleep is one of the most asked about topics. Quality and quantity matter, and you want real answers.We’ve created a multimedia sleep series for you as part of Better Sleep Month. Each Tuesday in May, you’ll find compelling interviews from Bulletproof Radio, cool articles from our blog, and a batch of lively videos. we’re bringing you the best Bulletproof tips and tools we have, so you can start sleeping better. Listen, read or view—whatever helps you get your own piece of the night.This is part 1 of a four-part Better Sleep Month series on Bulletproof Radio. On this reworked and upgraded episode, we revisit Dr. Michael Breus’ sleep animals. Find out if you’re a lion, a bear, a dolphin or a wolf. When you know, you can optimize your sleep cycle in ways specific to your own biological chronotype.Enjoy the show—and check back next Tuesday for part 2 of our Better Sleep Month series. On the Bulletproof BlogBeing a Morning Person Isn’t the Key to Productivity. This Is https://blog.bulletproof.com/sleep-chronotype-circadian-rhythm/How to Find Your Best Sleep Cycle: Polyphasic, Biphasic, and Monophasic Sleep https://blog.bulletproof.com/best-sleep-cycle/Night Owl Behavior Leads to Higher Risk of Dying Sooner, Says Study https://blog.bulletproof.com/night-owls-die-sooner-than-early-birds-reports-study/On Bulletproof YouTube5 Ways to Sleep Better That Don't Involve Pills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE__86AoWYQBulletproof Sleep Road Map - The Essential Guide To Hacking Your Sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTvffMOrXYcBulletproof Sleep EssentialsHow to Sleep Better: Science-Backed Sleep Hacks to Wake Up Ready to Go https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-to-sleep-better/Losing Sleep Wrecks Your Gut. Here’s What You Can Do About It https://blog.bulletproof.com/sleep-gut-health/Bulletproof Sleep Solutions https://www.bulletproof.com/pages/sleep-solutions?_ga=2.243816773.1197737880.1556569239-2046335956.1556569239Bulletproof 30-Day Sleep Challenge (Here’s you’ll find the Bulletproof Sleep Roadmap, sleep log, and a printable sleep checklist.) https://blog.bulletproof.com/30-day-sleep-challenge/
This is part 2 of a two-part bonus episode of Bulletproof Radio. Be sure to listen to part 1, Ketofast: Your Need-to-Know Guide #588.In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, the conversation takes a turn into the topics Dr. Mercola presented recently at the Upgrade Labs 6th Annual Biohacking Conference. Here are some highlights:Eating after dark is not a good strategy, but there might be a window if you’re up late into the night.REM sleep changes as you ageThe value of a float tankHeat shock proteins are a corollary to autophagy.Chronic keto is not in your best interest, “Your body needs carbohydrates on a regular basis,” says Dr. Mercola.The importance of insulinIdeal body fat percentages for men and womenRecommended lab tests to quantify yourselfStimulating your immune systemWireless frequencies affect every life form on the planetDr. Mercola is an osteopathic physician who began exploring the world of natural medicine in the early 1990s after spending several years working within the conventional medicine model. His whole-person approach to health and his focus on preventive care led him to pioneer health information on the Internet where www.mercola.com has been consistently rated a top natural health website since launching 22 years ago.He’s also a prolific author of more than a dozen books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers. He newest book is titled: “KETOFAST: Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals.” He’s also authored numerous medical articles and is frequently featured on national media outlets.Dr. Mercola has been interviewed before on Bulletproof Radio and contributed to Bulletproof articles. Check out the show notes below for those links.
This is part 1 of a two-part bonus episode of Bulletproof Radio. Dave and Dr. Joseph Mercola go from fasting to flying in an immensely specific conversation. They go deep into details, while at the same time offering up practical tips.This is just some of what you’ll learn:Which type of fasting may be right for youHow polyphenols activate autophagyHow supplement and nutrient absorption rates differ by delivery method and why intrarectal methods are best for someWhy metabolic flexibility mattersWhy mitochondria up- or down-regulate their functions, depending on the antioxidants they are producingAbout the best cellular level travel hacks and the shenanigans your ketones and mitochondria are up to in the air. When ionizing radiation damage sets free radicals careening off your body’s runway, Dave and Dr. Mercola explain how a bevy of acronyms—PARP, ADP, NAD, DNA—get involved to repair the damage.Dr. Mercola is an osteopathic physician who began exploring the world of natural medicine in the early 1990s after spending several years working within the conventional medicine model. His whole-person approach to health and his focus on preventive care led him to pioneer health information on the Internet where www.mercola.com has been consistently rated a top natural health website since launching 22 years ago.He’s also a prolific author of more than a dozen books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers. His newest book is titled: “KETOFAST: Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals.” He’s also authored numerous medical articles and is frequently featured on national media outlets.Dr. Mercola has been interviewed before on Bulletproof Radio and contributed to Bulletproof articles. Check out the show notes below for those links.Enjoy the show—and remember to listen as the conversation with Dr. Mercola continues in part 2, Beyond Ketofast: Your Need-to-Know Guide.
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll find out how interpersonal neurobiology looks at the vital connections among:Our mind;Our embodied brain (meaning the functions of our body, biochemical functions, physiological functions, neural functions); andOur relationships (with other people, with nature, with the planet).These, say Dr. Dan Siegel, “form the foundation for how we try to understand what life on Earth is about, what human life is, and how we can try to direct it in a way that supports well-being.” Putting identity, attachment, and survival together literally shapes the health of your body.Dr. Siegel comes to Bulletproof Radio fresh off the stage at the 6th Annual Biohacking Conference at the Beverly Hilton where he gave an exceptional presentation on the science and practice of presence. For more than two decades, he’s taught clinical psychiatry at UCLA and is a best-selling author and co-author of more than a dozen books. He’s the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and the founder and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, as well as the medical director of the Lifespan Learning Institute, and the founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.The particular field of neurobiology he discusses with Dave is dedicated to understanding the brain, subjective experience, and the ways in which the brain is altered by experience. It stays grounded in science but not limited to what any given scientific field suggests, he explains. “We try to combine all the fields of science, from math and physics all the way to sociology and anthropology, into one framework.”Two established realms of physics, Newtonian and Quantum, get a lot of attention in today’s show. Nine domains of integration do, too. Why? In a nutshell, we need to stop being isolated nouns and start being interconnected verbs. That’s the only way we’ll reach optimal health. And three pillars—focused attention, opened awareness, and kind intention—actually slow aging. Research proves it.As with life and biohacking, “When things are going well, they're in a state of harmony,” says Dr. Siegel. “When things aren't going well, they're either in chaos or rigidity or some combination of both.”In today’s far-reaching conversation, the science of the mind meets the science of the body. Take a listen to find out more about the Wheel of Awareness and how to live, lead, love and learn from the Plane of Possibility.
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’ll learn about cellular enhancements that regulate mitochondria, stop inflammation and inhibit metastasis. We’re welcoming Ian Mitchell back to the show to talk about his exciting new patent that could have important implications for human cancer treatments.Who knew that reconfiguration of the carbon atom or molecule could have such profound effects on cellular activity? Ian did. As the vice president of Research at C360 Health, his focus is on using natural products to impact a wide range of health issues and on innovative health supplementation through the use of LipoFullerenes™.He and his team have been researching and developing supplements and therapeutics using Carbon nanoparticulate as a backbone for complexed molecules and solutions—things ranging from joint renewal, to hair regrowth to anti-metastatic therapies for cancer. A fullerene is a molecule of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other shapes. A fullerene dissolved in olive oil has anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-pollution, skin brightening/lightening, hair growth-stimulation, anti-inflammatory, pore-tightening efficacy. It also helps with the improvement of the skin barrier and acne. Dissolved in coconut oil, it is beneficial for your eyes.Ian’s team discovered that LipoFullerenes™ up-regulate mitochondrial function at the same time they decrease inflammation. Specifically, cellular enhancements in biological systems through the use of LipoFullerenes™ and peptide group combinations. And their newest research is even more profound: “We've developed something that does, in fact, entirely inhibit metastatic behavior of cancer,” Ian says. “That's pretty cool.”LipoFullerenes™ used on a daily basis play a big part in cellular health, as well as a ketogenic diet. “That's the apex of the whole thing,” he says. “Get on a keto diet. Just stop feeding the problem.”So if you want to learn how to enhance your cellular function and put your body back in line so that your immune system can do what it’s supposed to do, we invite you to listen to today’s episode.
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Kevon Lindenberg

vitamin b6 250mg. don't take a complex or it won't work. it works amazingly well to increase the lucidity and number of dreams in a night. warning: do not do for long term as it can be detrimental. do your own research.

May 24th
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Kevon Lindenberg

related: light (medicine of the future) by Jacob Lieberman

May 24th
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Kevon Lindenberg

3:00

May 23rd
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Kevon Lindenberg

... and I just listened to it a 2nd time today... :)

May 22nd
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Kevon Lindenberg

This might be my favorite podcast yet.

May 21st
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Kirk Fontaine

love the idea of grass fed beef thank God that I have a health food market in my area but that is this not the norm in this country if economically not feasible to the city officials that i one resides in

May 17th
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Cliffy B.

Ep524. Some of the analogies in this episode or on the level of: if everyone’s got a gun it’s a fair fight and I just don’t buy that

May 16th
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Cliffy B.

Ep 547. Little bit of a mutual admiration society. You can miss this one.

May 15th
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Cliffy B.

“There’s more money in illness then there is in health”. —->Disgustingly accurate

May 13th
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Cliffy B.

Ep 557. Doing this schmacy test soon.

May 12th
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Niclas Daniels

#polyvagalTheory

May 10th
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Cliffy B.

Ep 561. While it sounds like video games are the root of all evil, why don’t we get to the root of why people play video games too much.

May 9th
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Steve Apps Rowley

Why aren't we taking this daily? Awesome discussion.

May 5th
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Steve Apps Rowley

Really opening up the idea that we're all one, us and everything!

May 5th
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Kevon Lindenberg

beautiful conversation. Rick has a calmness about him that only a long term consistent meditator can exude.

May 3rd
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Cliffy B.

Sorry dude that’s not what intuition is

May 2nd
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Niclas Daniels

#phospholipids #mitochondria #toxicMold #lecithin

May 1st
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Cliffy B.

Do you Dharma. Even when counting 🐑

May 1st
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Niclas Daniels

#authorinterview #stemcells #naturalkillercells #trauma

Apr 30th
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Cliffy B.

Is there anyway to slow the guest down? dude is just talking too fast. Maka me craazy.

Apr 29th
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