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What does it mean to be Bulletproof?


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Have you ever found yourself feeling lethargic throughout the day – even when you’ve had a good night’s sleep? Or what about that brain fog that clouds your ability to perform at your best? It can be incredibly frustrating – especially when you think you are doing everything right when it comes to your health.

In this episode, we sit down with Dave Asprey. Dave is founder and CEO of Bulletproof, the world’s first human performance and nutrition company. He is also the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, host of the top-ranking health podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Bulletproof Diet. He founded 40 Years of Zen, a $2.5 million brain training and cognitive performance facility. And he was personally able to hack his own health to lose 100 pounds and lower his biological age, all while increasing his IQ and learning how to gain more energy with less sleep. Dave’s latest book, Head Strong, shows you how to biohack your way to a sharper, faster, more resilient brain.

Dave and Ana delve into what it really means to fuel your body with the right foods at the right times so you can function at your optimal state. They discuss allergies, toxins and the environmental and genetic factors that are influencing the way you feel. They cover ketones, mitochondria, fats, polyphenols and collagen. And they discuss how you can really start to understand your body so that you can take back control over your health.


[00:30] Ana introduces the episode
[02:00] The symptoms of a poor performing brain
[03:05] Your brain is the most power-hungry part of the body
[03:30] The impact toxins have on your body and your brain
[04:00] Toxins can damage your mitochondria
[04:30] The most dangerous toxins are the ones that damage your “battery”
[05:00] Mitotoxins and prescription drugs (antibiotics)
[05:20] Toxins in the soil, toxic mold
[06:20] Mercury poisoning
[06:30] Mitochondria and its link to chronic disease
[07:00] Each individual is more vulnerable to different toxins
[08:00] Noticing changes in your body due to toxins
[08:30] Some toxins are gradual and take longer to notice
[09:30] Heart rate increase as a reaction to toxins – the fight or flight mechanism
[10:15] Learning how to feel what is happening in your body
[11:00] How do you talk about allergies, toxins and sensitivities?
[12:00] Nightshades and their relation to Rheumatoid Arthritis
[13:00] One food that is empowering for an individual can cause inflammation in another
[13:45] Good fats, bad fats and the way they should be combined
[14:10] All cells in your body are made out of fat
[14:25] Fat is not just a fuel source, it’s a building block
[14:45] Creating dysfunctional mitochondria by eating poorly
[15:20] Neurons require a massive amount of energy
[15:45] Ketones are the backup power supply
[16:30] Caffeine alone call double ketone levels
[17:00] The problem with energy drinks
[17:15] What happens when your ketone levels are up
[18:10] The necessary components of a healthy diet
[18:30] 3 categories of food to eliminate from your diet
[18:40] Why grains are destructive
[20:05] Why you must add fats after cooking, not during
[20:15] Code for MSG
[21:35] The trouble with eating kale raw
[22:45] The problem with casein (milk protein)
[23:25] Polythenols
[24:50] What Dave realized in Tibet
[27:10] Intermittent fasting
[28:00] Find 18 hours a day where you are not eating
[29:20] Collagen
[29:30] Having protein during breakfast if you have weight to lose
[31:30] Customizing a plan that will work for yourself
[31:40] Why people fail at diets
[33:00] Discarding perfection as a goal is an act of compassion to yourself
[33:05] People believe diets are about will power
[36:10] Your cells listen to your environment, not to you
[36:50] The Bulletproof Business
[37:50] Turning his wisdom into a blog
[39:00] Hacking coffee
[41:10] Researching infertility
[43:00] “Why wasn’t I doing this sooner?”
[43:30] What’s next for the company
[45:30] Your company is a reflection of your state


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