How would you like a bulletproof gut?
Sounds pretty sexy right? Count me in. Actually, anyone who’s striving to become a bulletproof, superhuman, or top-level athlete is very intriguing to me. They are willing to push the boundaries of our knowledge much further than most of us. And they usually have access to the newest and coolest gadgets and tests.
So, when I stumbled onto Dave Asprey’s Bulletproofexec.com site last year, I was intrigued and kept coming back to see what he was up to. Then, I tried his Bulletproof Coffee and it was all over. I’ve been following him for about a year now and he’s got a lot of very cool projects which are helping many people.
(side note seriously try the coffee it’s that good)
Dave was sick, overweight and quickly losing his brain power. As a successful entrepreneur this was unacceptable. When conventional medicine didn’t help, he decided to do it himself and has spent the last 10 years and $250,000 dollars on testing, doctors and the coolest gadgets to hack his health. Sure, he got healthy, but he didn’t stop there. He wants to push the boundaries and become bulletproof. He wants to function at the highest levels possible like working 14hr days and being a good family man. So, he does things like eat 4,500 calories a day, sleep 5 hours a night and run electricity across his head at night. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
Avoid Toxins and Avoid Inflammation
That’s the number one takeaway I’ve learned from Dave. He has done extensive research on toxins in our food, homes and soil. He takes a very economic approach to explaining the realities of a manufactured food. He talks about the kind of thing that no one wants to hear, like if you’re trying to create a mass market product… the quality can only be so good.
The other thing I like about Dave is he practices what he preaches and he talks about it regularly. He can be found in several places online giving talks about self-experimentation he’s done. He and his wife had to take very specific measures to get healthy to have kids when they were in their late 30s. His wife happens to be a doctor which makes the fact that they have an upcoming book about fertility, inflammation and epigenetics even more exciting. It’s called the better baby book.
I’m really appreciative that Dave took time out of his weekend to talk with me. Let him know that you appreciate it and hopefully we can get him back on the show.
On This Podcast, We Cover:
3:12 How the game FreeCell can be used to track health
7:24 It’s not fair to say coffee, red meat or saturated fat is bad
9:47 What are Epigenetics? Are genetics really that important?
14:13 What are mycotoxins? (Hint: Peanuts & Crohn’s don’t go together)
17:08 How to use charcoal to improve your digestion
23:40 The Fresh Fish Histamine Scam and how to protect yourself
27:25 Understanding sub-clinical food reactions
41:15 How to avoid eating the wrong food before it goes in your mouth.
Dave has three primary websites. On his bulletproofexec.com blog, there is a ton of free information that you might like. He has sourced several high-quality products like the coffee I drink every day and highly recommend it. You can find his products on upgradedself.com. And finally the book he wrote with his wife is launching on this website betterbabybook.com. Huge thanks to Dave!
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