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125 episodes

Oct 29, 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.

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

Oct 27, 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.

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

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Oct 23, 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 22, 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 20, 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 16, 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!

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Oct 15, 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 13, 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 8, 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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