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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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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.Enjoy! And get more resources at https://daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Computer Lighting: https://www.camerareadylighting.com; use code DAVE10 to get a 10% offGood Meat: https://www.butcherbox.com/DAVEMood Control: Go to www.hapbee.com/dave and get $50 off the Hapbee device, which retails for $379 DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK LAUNCHES JANUARY 19, 2021!Order “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Become the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” and enroll in Dave Asprey’s first ever Fasting Challenge: https://fastthisway.com
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. Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Replenish Electrolytes: https://drinklmnt.com/dave; claim your free Sample Pack with $5 shippingAnti-Aging Solution: https://spermidinelife.us/dave; use code DAVE25 for 25% off your first month’s orderDigestive Health: https://globalhealing.com/dave; use code DAVE15 to get 15% off all productsDAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK LAUNCHES JANUARY 19, 2021!Pre-order “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Become the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” and you’ll receive special product offers and enroll in Dave Asprey’s first ever Fasting Challenge: https://fastthisway.com
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 study–the first fasting safety study that's been published in a peer-reviewed journal–that 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.”Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Functional Soda: https://drinkolipop.com./DAVE, get 20% off PLUS free shipping on the best-selling Variety PackSEO Skills: https://www.stephanspencer.com, use code DAVE for a special discountHigh-Performance Leadership: https://www.humanpotentialinstitute.com/coach-training/DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK LAUNCHES JANUARY 19, 2021!Pre-order “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Become the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” and you’ll receive special product offers and enroll in Dave Asprey’s first ever Fasting Challenge: https://fastthisway.com
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."Pre-order at https://fastthisway.com before the Jan. 19, 2021, launch and get cool stuff! 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/57Full Podcast Episode with Transcript: What the Godfather of IF Eats – Mark Mattson, Ph.D. – #634
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.”Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Light Therapy: Go to https://joovv.com/pages/dave-asprey; use code DAVEMood Control: Go to www.hapbee.com/dave and get $50 off the Hapbee device, which retails for $379Great Skin: Go to https://alituranaturals.com/shop/, use code DAVE20 for 20% off storewide DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK LAUNCHES JANUARY 19, 2021!Pre-order and get cool stuff here: https://fastthisway.com
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?Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Colon Cleanse: https://globalhealing.com/dave; use code DAVE15 to get 15% off all productsGut Health: https://leakygutguardian.com/dave; use code DAVE10 to save 10% on the Bulletproof Gut StackGood Meat: https://www.butcherbox.com/DAVEDAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK LAUNCHES JANUARY 19, 2021!Pre-order and get cool stuff here: https://fastthisway.com
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.”A 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.”Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK LAUNCHES JANUARY 19, 2021!Pre-order and get cool stuff here: https://fastthisway.com
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.  Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Purified Air: https://hypoair.com/DAVE/, get 10% offSEO Skills: https://www.stephanspencer.com, use code DAVE for a special discountHigh-Performance Leadership: https://www.humanpotentialinstitute.com/coach-training/
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. Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUTLight Therapy: https://joovv.com/pages/dave-asprey; use code DAVEGood Meat: www.butcherbox.com/DAVESEO Skills: https://www.stephanspencer.com, use code DAVE for a special discount
In this special bonus episode of Bulletproof Radio, the person known as America's No. 1 Success Coach–Jack Canfield–joins 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.”SPECIAL OFFER FOR BULLETPROOF RADIO LISTENERS:Go to www.jackcanfield.com/daveaspreyRegister 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 experience–Coaching Club–by Jan. 5, 2021. Coaching Club begins Jan. 6, 2021!Extra Offer: Sign up for Coaching Club by Dec. 23 to get $500 worth of bonus content!Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/
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.EPISODE SPONSOR: The Eng3 NanoVi device helps repair oxidative stress damage and support the body’s natural repair mechanisms. https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/
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 agingHave preventive effects on age-related diseasesIncrease life expectancy and liver protectionPromote healthy weightNormalize bone densityReduce age-dependent muscular atrophyEnhance 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.”Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/BULLETPROOF RADIO LISTENER SPECIAL OFFER: Go to https://spermidinelife.us/dave, use code DAVE25 for 25% off your first purchaseWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Light Therapy: https://joovv.com/pages/dave-asprey; use code DAVEFitness Tech: https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/home; six FREE months of Fitbit Premium with the purchase of a Fitbit SenseNature’s Nootropic: https://gettrukava.com, use code DAVE15 for 15% off
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.Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/BULLETPROOF LISTENER SPECIAL OFFER: Go to https://www.timelinenutrition.com/DAVE and use code Dave 10 to get 10% off.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Build Immunity: https://leakygutguardian.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to save 10% on the Bulletproof Gut StackNature’s Nootropic: https://gettrukava.com, use code Dave15 for 15% offSEO Skills: https://www.stephanspencer.com, use code DAVE for a special discount
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.Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Great Skin: https://alituranaturals.com/shop/, use code DAVE20 for 20% off storewideCool Sleeping: https://chilitechnology.com/asprey, get 22% off sleep systems for a limited timeMood Control: Go to www.hapbee.com/dave, get $50 off the Hapbee device, which retails for $379
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.” Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Cleaner Teeth: www.davesdentalkit.comGood Meat: www.butcherbox.com/DAVEMood Control: Go to www.hapbee.com/dave and get $50 off the Hapbee device, which retails for $379
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. Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Build Immunity: https://leakygutguardian.com/dave; use code DAVE10 to save 10% on the Bulletproof Gut StackLight Therapy: https://joovv.com/pages/dave-asprey; use code DAVEFitness Tech: https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/home; six FREE months of Fitbit Premium with the purchase of a Fitbit Sense
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.Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Alternative Sweetener: https://www.lakanto.com, use code Dave15 to save 15% offCool Sleeping: https://chilitechnology.com/asprey, get 22% off sleep systems for a limited timeMood Control: Go to www.hapbee.com/dave and get $50 off the Hapbee device, which retails for $379
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 health–both 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.”Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/SPECIAL OFFER FOR BULLETPROOF PODCAST LISTENERS: Go to pendulumlife.com and use promo code "DAVE25" to get 25% off your first bottle.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Cleaner Teeth: www.davesdentalkit.comNature’s Nootropic: https://gettrukava.com, use code Dave15 for 15% offSEO Skills: https://www.stephanspencer.com; use code DAVE for a special discount
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. Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/SPECIAL OFFER FOR BULLETPROOF PODCAST LISTENERS: Go to https://globalhealing.com/dave; use code DAVE15 to save 15% only through Dec. 15, 2020.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Light Therapy: https://joovv.com/pages/dave-asprey; use code DAVEPurified Air: https://hypoair.com/DAVE/; get 10% offFitness Tech: https://www.fitbit.com/global/us/home; six FREE months of Fitbit Premium with the purchase of a Fitbit Sense
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.”Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/SPECIAL OFFER FOR BULLETPROOF RADIO LISTENERS: VISIT https://miraclemorning.com/movie/ to get all the information on this live experience happening Dec. 12, 2020. You can watch the trailer, learn about all the extras that are included in this live experience and buy your ticket. Because I'm in the movie, I was able to get you a special 20% discount off of your ticket when you use the code DAVEA at checkout. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Body Data: www.insidetracker.com, use code GIFTFROMDAVE to get $200 off InsideTracker’s Ultimate Plan
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Sameer Khan

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Dec 28th
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Dwight Mattix

this woman IS the problem

Dec 19th
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RS B

Great content but these two things will have me thinking twice about listening to another podcast:. Very disruptive noise of someone opening package, rummaging through contents, taping back up, crying paper, etcetera! Multi-tasking during a podcast is just rude!

Oct 9th
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monrealam@hotmail.com

Amazing show!

Oct 5th
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Sean Leveroos

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Sep 28th
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Karl Kleimeyer

listened to this episode 5 times already. this is so awesome. I'm grateful for viome.com and Dave Asprey changing the world

Jul 25th
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Lionel David

Interesting episode, but is he reading a text? I'm having trouble to follow

Jul 17th
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Julien Lemaire

What's the name of the app John mentioned by the end of the podcast ? Staminia ?

Jul 6th
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BN

Robert is one of the most inspiring, Profound and humble human I’ve ever heard from. Anyone can get a lot of value listening to him. Thanks very much for interview.

Jul 1st
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Matthew Luffman

Hi Guys, Apologies, not sure if this is the correct area to post in. But does anyone know any Bulletproof products that help people with Cerebal Palsy? Many thanks

May 14th
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Walter Schumacher

I've listened to 500+ episodes and this woman is my least favorite by far! 🤦🏼‍♂️

May 1st
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Tyler Whitehead

Dave plays the devil's advocate so hard here! It's hilarious and at the same time illuminating.

Apr 25th
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mhp4747

My goodness, Dave Asprey is not a very likeable guy. He always sounds condescending to his guests. His podcasts would be a billion times more interesting if he had even the slightest hint of charm.

Apr 21st
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Cliffy B.

Ep684. Utterly stunning interview about the nature of reality. Deepak goes yard again. 

Apr 3rd
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George Scott

I know the importance of CoQ10, but I just looked at the type I was taking and it has "soybean oil" in it... This cant be healthy, can it??

Mar 29th
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Jonathan Roseland

Contrarian thinker here, I'm a big fan of fear. Rational fear has motivated me to make some of my best life decisions. Bad decisions more often than not come from naivety and a delusional sense of security. Coronavirus is going to motivate a lot of people to start taking their health more seriously.

Mar 5th
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Cat Gilliland

this is my quote of the day: "Mother nature wants to fucking kill you. I'm sorry. Aging gracefully is for losers. You fight every minute, all the way."

Feb 27th
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Emil Funk

what a load of broscience asslicking...

Feb 13th
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Christian Davis

That medicine brew is some Harry Potter potion shit

Jan 30th
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stuart withington

very grateful for this podcast.

Jan 29th
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