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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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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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Fantastic information

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Truly immeasurable just how beneficial the information he shares is! I highly recommend to ALL!!

Great show great content

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I very much appreciate the content. Simmer down on talking up the personal endorsements

iTunes Ratings

5159 Ratings
Average Ratings
4347
336
177
130
169

Fantastic information

By Jjaaa19 - Dec 10 2019
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Truly immeasurable just how beneficial the information he shares is! I highly recommend to ALL!!

Great show great content

By Mahnester - Nov 26 2019
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I very much appreciate the content. Simmer down on talking up the personal endorsements

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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.

What You Eat is Turning Your Genes On and Off – Teri Cochrane : 646

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Teri Cochrane, CN, CCP, shares exciting discoveries about how our food choices influence how our genes are expressed. We discuss her research on epigenetics and nutrigenomics, and how eating wild-caught, wild-fed proteins can lead to better health on a molecular level. “Just eat based to your genetic blueprint and where you are on your health continuum,” she says.

 Teri is an integrative practitioner and thought leader in personalized health care. She specializes in complex health conditions in private clinical practice. She has developed her own methodology that integrates a multi-level nutritional approach—including biochemistry, nutrition, genetic tendencies, herbology, and counseling—to develop a bio-individualized plan for her clients. 

As the author of the “The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended,” Teri helps us look at the malabsorption of protein, fat, and sulfur, and how these “big three” tamper with our gene expression. She also takes aim at protein abnormalities.

“Disruptors such as pathogens, mycotoxins, stress, amyloids and inflammatory foods work together to impair body balance,” Teri says. “We have found a direct link between amyloids, mycotoxins and these health disruptors in the acceleration of disease.”

Listen on to understand how to choose food that’s just right for you and how to get your body back in balance.

For Bulletproof Radio Listeners: Learn how to hack your meal prep with the free Wildly Easy 7-Day Meal Prep Guide

Enjoy the show!

Nov 21 2019

55mins

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Gerard Mullin: Gut Balance Revolution, Ketosis, & Artificial Sweeteners - #253

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Gerard Mullin comes on Bulletproof Radio today discuss his new book, The Gut Balance Revolution. As well his thoughts on detox fads, his favorite "superfoods," and how you can start hacking gut bacteria. Dr. Mullin is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, integrative medicine, functional medicine and nutrition. Nationally and internationally renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition, Dr. Mullin has more than 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology and earned his master's degree in nutrition while in practice. He is an associate editor of several nutrition and integrative medicine journals. Dr. Mullin was selected by Dr. Andrew Weil to serve as a senior editor for the first book for physicians on integrative gastroenterology by Oxford Press, which was released in May of 2011. Enjoy the show!

Oct 16 2015

56mins

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The 48 Laws of Power with Robert Greene

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The world is an unfair place, but anyone can even the playing field using the 48 Laws of Power. If you've ever had a terrible boss, a scheming co-worker looking to throw you under a bus, a manipulative friend or a terrible relationship in which your heart was broken, this is a podcast you should listen to. NY Times best-selling author Robert Greene spent years researching the most powerful people in history and examining their psychological profiles to write the 48 Laws of Power, a manuscript that gives the average person a set of tools to help navigate through a world filled with people who don't want you to succeed, wish to take advantage of you, and take what is rightfully yours.

Jan 17 2017

1hr 15mins

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Why You Shouldn't Fear Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore

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What do Jesus, The Prophet Mohammed, and Buddha have in common? They all practiced fasting. Dr. James Fung and author Jimmy Moore reveal the numerous benefits of fasting. A process that can help people lose weight, improve brain function, promote longevity, speed up the metabolism, strengthen the immune system, and contribute to self-enlightenment. Plus, they'll also address one of the main reasons most people have never attempted to fast. Fear.

Dec 02 2016

1hr 16mins

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Ketofast: Your Need-to-Know Guide – Part 1 with Dr. Joseph Mercola : 588

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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 you
  • How polyphenols activate autophagy
  • How supplement and nutrient absorption rates differ by delivery method and why intrarectal methods are best for some
  • Why metabolic flexibility matters
  • Why mitochondria up- or down-regulate their functions, depending on the antioxidants they are producing
  • About 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.

Apr 30 2019

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Understanding Fat to Help You Lose Weight

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In order to lose fat, you must first understand how it works. Dr. Sylvia Tara joins Dave on this episode of BP radio for a deep dive into the science of one of the most important organs in our body that is most often misunderstood and even hated. Dr. Tara explains why fat is essential for the body to function and how a healthy diet high in essential fatty acids can actually help you shed unwanted pounds, and, keep them off.

Feb 21 2017

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The Whole Foods Diet: Why Eating Real, Plant-Based Foods Can Boost Health & Longevity: John Mackey – #409

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John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, and author of “The Whole Foods Diet”, joins Dave to discuss his new book. There are two main, simple rules at the root of John’s diet that he says will boost overall health and longevity – and eating whole, real foods is the most important tenant. From the healthiest types of nutrients, to a debate on fats vs. starches, to the benefits of fasting, you’ll want to listen in on this lively discussion.

May 17 2017

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Exclusive: Interview with Ketone Expert Dr. Richard Veech - #299

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For this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, we have an exclusive interview with Dr. Richard Veech. Dr. Veech is one of the world's foremost experts on ketosis, and this is the first time he has EVER been on a podcast. He's the Senior Researcher and Laboratory Chef at The National Institutes of Health and has worked for the last 47 years to understand the mechanics behind cellular energy and homeostasis. Dr. Veech is also the inventor of the ketone ester. On today's episode, you'll hear Dave and Dr. Veech discuss his ongoing research of ketones, including their potential dangers, the three different kinds, how to test for and raise them and how to use them as a vegan. Dr. Veech also talks to Dave about his work with George Cahill, General David Petraeus and several other significant figures over the course of his career. Enjoy the show!

Apr 08 2016

1hr 19mins

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Reverse The Age Of Your Brain - Dr. Daniel Amen - #444

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Why you should listen –

If you could see that powerhouse between your ears would you take care of it? Dr. Daniel Amen is changing the treatment of brain disorders by taking a look! From studying the brains of concussed NFL players to telling Miley Cyrus to quit smoking pot, Dr. Amen is a trusted expert in the field of brain health.

His new book is Memory Rescue: Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, And Remember What Matters Most is sure to be a big hit, seeing as he has been on the NY Times best-seller list an incredible ten times!

In today’s Bulletproof Radio episode, you get read-in on the same 11 risk factors Dr. Amen goes over with his clinical patients to keep BRIGHT MINDS.

Which includes dietary changes, physical and mental exercises, and spiritual practices. Leading to improved brain health, enhanced memory, and reduced likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s and other memory loss–related conditions.


Enjoy the show!

Nov 14 2017

1hr 17mins

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Brant Cortright - Neurogenesis Diet & Combating Cognitive Decline: #287

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Brant Cortright, Ph.D. is a Professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the author of the #1 international bestseller The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life., a holistic approach to optimizing brain health. He joins Dave on the show today to talk about neurogenesis during pregnancy, diet tips, Omega 3s, the dangers of sugar, exercising your brain and combating cognitive decline. Enjoy the show!

Feb 26 2016

1hr 2mins

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How Nutrition Can Reverse Disease and the Impact of Lectins – Dr. Steven Gundry - #417

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Renowned cardiologist, New York Times best-selling author, and medical researcher Dr. Steven Gundry joins Dave to talk about his new book, “The Plant Paradox”, which discusses how nutrition can help to reverse disease. Dr. Gundry explains how seemingly healthy foods are making us sick due to proteins called lectins. From the vast array of sensitivities to lectins, to their impact on autoimmune disorders, to the foods you need to be aware of, Dr. Gundry discusses his theory on a healthy diet in this fascinating, intelligent discussion with Dave.

Jul 14 2017

1hr 18mins

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Glow From The Inside Out: Autophagy and Women - Naomi Whittel : 477

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Autophagy! Ever heard of it? The first time Naomi Whittel heard the word and what it meant, it changed her life. 

She has spent years researching how to create cell turnover in the body. Inside and out. 

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave Asprey and Naomi discuss everything from how to have glowing skin, to how many orgasms a woman should have in a year to really see the benefit! 

Plus Dave is quite excited about some of the topics covered in Naomi's new book, Glow15.

Enjoy the show!

Mar 22 2018

1hr 6mins

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Tony Robbins & Peter Diamandis - Special Podcast, Live From The Genius Network

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This special episode of Bulletproof Radio showcases an exclusive conversation between Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis and Joe Polish through Joe's Genius Network. Tony Robbins is a world-famous motivational speaker, personal finance instructor and self-help author who partnered with Feeding America to provide 100 million meals to families in need. Peter Diamandis is an engineer, physician and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation. The X Prize is a competition in which thinkers from all walks of life work on innovations to improve the world, and it has been integral to the development of commercial space travel. During this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Peter and Tony talk about solving humanity's challenges, stress and adversity, achieving the impossible, the power of live-work integration and more! Enjoy the show.

May 03 2016

55mins

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How To Avoid & Fix The Damaging Effects of Diet-Induced Inflammation

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Diet-induced inflammation is responsible for the majority of all health-related diseases in the United States. Eating unhealthy foods does more than just make you fat and clog your arteries with plaque, it also negatively affects every major organ in the body, including the brain. Dave welcomes Dr. Bill Sears onto Bulletproof Radio to talk about what types of foods cause the most inflammation, and the simple diet and exercise tips and tricks that can be taken to undo the damage and prolong life.

Mar 21 2017

1hr 17mins

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Use Atomic Habits to Upgrade Your Decisions – James Clear : 645

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, what interests me most about James Clear is that he’s researched habits in the context of human potential—he’s always searching for the answer to a central question, “How can we live better?” 

He’s a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His best-selling book, “Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones,” is grounded in meticulous research and details how habits can help people fulfill their potential. 

“Your habits compound over time as they start to layer on top of each other and increase over time,” James says. “But your decisions—if you imagine your life is like a string of decisions—those decisions can compound for you or against you, too. The benefit of making a single good choice is fine, but the benefit of making a string of good choices can be significantly better. You're really trying to string those two together.”

His work has appeared in many media outlets, including Entrepreneur and Time magazines, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning. He also is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies, and his work is used by coaches and players in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. 

Enjoy the show!

Nov 19 2019

1hr 10mins

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Keying in on Ketones with Dominic D'Agostino

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Dr. Dominic D'Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Humans and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His research is focused on developing and testing ketogenic diets, ketone supplements and amino acid formulations for a broad range of therapeutic and performance applications. Dom previously appeared on Bulletproof Radio to talk about mastering ketosis, and he's back with more great information. Today Dave and Dom talk about mitochondrial efficiency, chronic diseases, increasing ketones, ketone salts and esters, mitochondrial physiology, the Krebs cycle and more. Enjoy the show!

Jul 08 2016

1hr 5mins

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How To Have The Hormones of a 20-Year-Old: T.S. Wiley : 508

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Today's guest is what Dave calls a "belligerent researcher." T.S. Wiley is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Anthropological Association. She also is an author, medical theorist, and researcher based out of Santa Fe New Mexico.

Wiley is the author of the books Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival, and Sex, Lies & Menopause, which explains the hypothesis of how women have accelerated the ageing process and put themselves in the bull's eye for breast cancer by postponing marriage and motherhood. So, yeah... it is controversial, to say the least.

This podcast episode discusses the Wiley Protocol, how humans are a system that moves through time, and why the body you will have at the end of listening to this podcast is not the body you have right now.

Jul 12 2018

1hr 14mins

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Why You Desperately Need Carbs - Dr. David Perlmutter : 553

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Dr. David Perlmutter is an established and innovative neurologist who focuses on the relationship between lifestyle and the brain. You may be familiar with Grain Brain, his landmark book that made the connection between grains and brain health five years ago.

Dr. Perlmutter has now revised Grain Brain, with the new edition (released on Dec. 18). In it, he puts forth the most compelling evidence to date that a non-GMO, gluten-free, and low-carb diet is crucial for cognitive function and long-term health.

In this episode, we talk about David’s influence on my Game Changers Law #27: Feed the Little Bastards in Your Gut, and the exciting new research he’s drawn upon to update Grain Brain.

Dr. David has been a guest on Bulletproof Radio twice before. You can listen to our conversations about connecting your gut and your brain, and the links between autism, Alzheimer’s and the gut microbiome.

Dec 20 2018

1hr 11mins

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Metabolic Flexibility, Fasting & Sleep: A Fresh Look at the Keto Revolution - #435

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Want to learn how to transform your body to become a fat-burning beast? Mark Sisson - best-selling author of “The Primal Blueprint,” a former world-class endurance athlete, and the publisher/blogger behind MarksDailyApple.com - reveals his proven eating strategy for losing weight and improving health from his new book, “The Keto Reset Diet.” In this fascinating conversation with Dave, Mark discusses the importance of metabolic flexibility, the proper way to do a keto reset and its bevy of benefits, how the process of ketosis actually works in the body, and the essential role of ketones. Mark also shares his opinion on sleep, the “rules” of fasting, and the American habit of eating three square meals a day in this illuminating discussion on nutrition and lifestyle. From the inventor of the primal movement, discover how going keto can help reset your metabolism, burn fat, optimize your metabolic and hormonal functions, AND make you feel great!

Oct 03 2017

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Connecting your Gut and your Brain with David Perlmutter

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Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition, and is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His latest book The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan will be published in November of this year. On today's episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave and Dr. Perlmutter talk about gut health, how it's connected to your brain, artificial sweeteners, C-Sections and more. Enjoy the show!

Nov 04 2016

1hr 22mins

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Rethinking Strength with Intelligent Muscle Training – Ben Pakulski : 652

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Ben Pakulski in person at Alpha Labs. Ben is a retired professional bodybuilder and former Mr. Canada who now educates people all around the globe on the benefits of an intelligent and holistic approach to muscle building and its effect on thriving health, longevity, upgraded consciousness, self-confidence and an overall positive outlook on life. 

He also hosts the podcast “Muscle Intelligence” and is the creator of the best-selling muscle-building program MI40. 

“I want to empower people to realize that the story they tell themself as to why they are the way they are now is not necessarily reality,” Ben says. “It's just the way you've adapted to your environment and your scenarios. You can change. I think that's the big messaging behind what I do is I want to empower people to change their body and change their mind, and realize that no matter what it is in this world, you can do it. You just haven't figured out the steps yet.”

Ben uses a unique mindset-based approach to muscle-building. Listen on to learn about all the benefits of muscle, how to maximize your results in a healthy way, and the role of mindfulness in gaining muscle. 

Enjoy the show!

Dec 12 2019

1hr 5mins

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Altered States of Sex – Layla Martin : 651

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I have a fascinating guest who teaches people the tools and techniques required to experience pleasurable sex. Women's Health Magazine calls her, "the Headmistress of Pleasure," and Cosmopolitan calls her a “Sexpert Extraordinaire." 

Layla Martin studied human sexuality and human biology at Stanford and then spent a decade learning from Tantric masters in the jungles of Asia. She combines modern science with the effective practices of Tantra to inspire people to heal trauma or shame and fully awaken their sexuality. 

“Humans need access to these mystical states of awareness,” she says. “It's not something just privileged or woo-woo or something for yoga class; it's something that people need to be operating at the highest level of neurological health.”

As the founder of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, Layla teaches people how to experience more epic sex and legendary love through her trademarked VITA™ Method. She has a potent approach to up-leveling sex and life, and she shares her practices on her YouTube channel, which has nearly 90 million views to date.

So, if you’re ready to upgrade your sex life, listen on for this and more of Layla’s advice: “Being connected to your body, understanding your energy system and having an ability to feel heightened sensations all contribute to being excellent in bed.”

Enjoy the show!

Dec 10 2019

1hr 3mins

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Overcoming Addictions with Plant Medicine – Gerard Powell : 650

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking to a guest who by all outward appearances had it all. A member of the “one-percent,” Gerard Powell made his millions from creating and selling multiple companies. But his life was a mess in many ways, and he battled multiple addictions.

In his new book, “Sh*t the Moon Said: A Story of Sex, Drugs, and Transformation,” he says, “My many addictions during those years—drugs, alcohol, sex—were certainly destructive to myself and damaging to the people around me. But if there was anything good about that behavior, it would be the fact that I was seeking a different state of consciousness. I was seeking it in all the wrong places, but at least I was a seeker.”

Through plant medicine he mapped a psycho-spiritual path that helped him overcome his addictions and achieve lasting peace. Today, Gerard shares his journey and life-changing experience with ayahuasca—as well as how he now brings what he’s learned to others.

Gerard now is a consciousness thought-leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, which is a go-to destination for a spiritually awakening experience. 

Enjoy the show!

Dec 05 2019

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How Foods are Harming Your Kids – Steven Gundry, M.D. : 649

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Steven Gundry is back on the show with new research about how food is affecting our kids. 

He’s a renowned heart surgeon, celebrity doctor, and medical researcher with a focus on curing modern diseases via dietary changes. You may know him from his New York Times best-selling books, “The Plant Paradox” and “The Longevity Paradox.” You can listen to Bulletproof Radio episodes #417 and #604 for more information on those topics.

In his latest book, “The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook: 80 One-Pot Recipes to Nourish Your Family Using Your Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or Sheet Pan,” Dr. Gundry revisits his foundational approach and expands it to include the latest nutritional science for kids. He also offers families practical tools for transitioning to the Plant Paradox lifestyle.

As busy and often tired parents with a multitude of responsibilities, we may say to ourselves that it’s ok to grab fast food or order take out. “Well, it's not okay,” says Dr. Gundry. “The studies show the sooner we start our kids eating properly, the sooner you set them up for a lifetime of successful health.”

Listen on to learn more about the brain-gut-behavior connection and find out ways to protect your kids’ microbiome.

Enjoy the show!

Dec 03 2019

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How to Stay Present No Matter What – Don Wood, Ph.D. : 648

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This episode of Bulletproof Radio was recorded live at the Genius Network. My guest spent years researching how trauma affects our minds and our lives. In doing so, he began to understand that events and experiences throughout our lifetime continue to play a role in how we experience life in the present. 

“Trauma is a glitch, it's an error message,” says Don Wood, Ph.D. “If you think about something that happened to you 10 years ago and you feel fear or anger, or you feel an emotion, then that's affecting you.”

He also realized that there was a better way of treating the issue. “Teaching people to live with, manage and cope with the daily stress doesn’t fix the problem,” Don says. “The solution comes from understanding its source and providing a long-term permanent solution.”

So, Don developed a more efficient and effective solution for trauma using modern advancements in the study of neuroscience and cutting-edge proprietary techniques. The result has been the development of the Inspired Performance Institute and the creation of a revolutionary approach to performance improvement.

Enjoy the show!

Nov 28 2019

1hr 4mins

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Learn How to Direct Your Brain’s Pathways – Dr. Tara Swart : 647

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Tara Swart, M.D., Ph.D., a neuroscientist, medical doctor, leadership coach, and bestselling author. She works with leaders all over the world to help them improve their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions, and retain information. 

She’s a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management where she runs the Neuroscience for Leadership and Applied Neuroscience programs and is an executive advisor to some of the world’s most respected leaders in media and business. She specializes in sectors that face unusual levels of stress or change. She’s also an online columnist for Fast Company and Forbes. 

 She helps high performers achieve their peak brain performance. I’m excited to talk to her about her new book, “The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain,” which explains how to rewire the brain’s pathways to make lasting, positive changes in people’s lives.

Part of that rewiring focuses on mental resilience and adversity capability.

“Our ability to endure and bounce back from adversity is a capability that can be built into our brain,” Dr. Swart says. “And there are certain factors that help to really incorporate that into our tool kit. Because of things like the natural loss aversion of the brain, we have to override that with a different form of thinking.

Dr. Swart also is intrigued by the three-way transmission of information between the limbic system, gut neurons and the gut microbiome. 

“Bacteria are using us as avatars to get whatever nutrition or resource they need to be able to survive, to multiply, then transform,” she says. “The way that helps leaders from a pathological angle is if you’ve got an addiction or a terrible craving, understanding that it could be the bacteria in your gut that's causing that, not you. And I think that level of separation helps people to step back and think…”

Listen on to learn more about gaining greater clarity about your own intuition and the untapped potential of your brain.

“I think that whole process of evolving and challenging your beliefs and embracing new ideas is really important,” Dr. Swart says. “I think my niche is to be able to represent based on current modern scientific thinking. How some of those things, like the law of attraction, manifestation, visualization could actually help us to have a slightly better life than the one that we have at the moment.”

Enjoy the show!

Nov 26 2019

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What You Eat is Turning Your Genes On and Off – Teri Cochrane : 646

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Teri Cochrane, CN, CCP, shares exciting discoveries about how our food choices influence how our genes are expressed. We discuss her research on epigenetics and nutrigenomics, and how eating wild-caught, wild-fed proteins can lead to better health on a molecular level. “Just eat based to your genetic blueprint and where you are on your health continuum,” she says.

 Teri is an integrative practitioner and thought leader in personalized health care. She specializes in complex health conditions in private clinical practice. She has developed her own methodology that integrates a multi-level nutritional approach—including biochemistry, nutrition, genetic tendencies, herbology, and counseling—to develop a bio-individualized plan for her clients. 

As the author of the “The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended,” Teri helps us look at the malabsorption of protein, fat, and sulfur, and how these “big three” tamper with our gene expression. She also takes aim at protein abnormalities.

“Disruptors such as pathogens, mycotoxins, stress, amyloids and inflammatory foods work together to impair body balance,” Teri says. “We have found a direct link between amyloids, mycotoxins and these health disruptors in the acceleration of disease.”

Listen on to understand how to choose food that’s just right for you and how to get your body back in balance.

For Bulletproof Radio Listeners: Learn how to hack your meal prep with the free Wildly Easy 7-Day Meal Prep Guide

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Nov 21 2019

55mins

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Use Atomic Habits to Upgrade Your Decisions – James Clear : 645

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, what interests me most about James Clear is that he’s researched habits in the context of human potential—he’s always searching for the answer to a central question, “How can we live better?” 

He’s a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His best-selling book, “Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones,” is grounded in meticulous research and details how habits can help people fulfill their potential. 

“Your habits compound over time as they start to layer on top of each other and increase over time,” James says. “But your decisions—if you imagine your life is like a string of decisions—those decisions can compound for you or against you, too. The benefit of making a single good choice is fine, but the benefit of making a string of good choices can be significantly better. You're really trying to string those two together.”

His work has appeared in many media outlets, including Entrepreneur and Time magazines, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning. He also is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies, and his work is used by coaches and players in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. 

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 10mins

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Hacking PTSD With Gratitude – Dr. James Gordon : 644

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. James Gordon, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He founded and now serves as executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine—an organization that focuses on life-changing therapeutic work with individuals, families and groups. 

Dr. Gordon explains that trauma is a human experience, not a pathological anomaly. His new book, “The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma,” helps people understand their own capacity to heal themselves.

“The premise is that what we're teaching about self-awareness and self-care—and also encouraging people to get support from other humans—is fundamental to the understanding and treatment of all trauma,” he says. 

For more than 25 years, he has led teams in relieving population-wide psychological trauma: during and after wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa; after climate related disasters in Louisiana, Texas, California, Puerto Rico, and Haiti; in communities affected by school shootings; and with active duty U.S. military and veterans and their families.

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Nov 14 2019

1hr 9mins

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Inflammation is Aging Your Brain – Dr. Andrew Miller : 643

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest, Dr. Andrew Miller, is an internationally recognized expert in the interactions between the brain and immune system as they relate to stress and depression. 

“Inflammaging is one of the hottest topics in immunology right now because we recognize that much of what drives the process of aging in the brain and much of what drives many of the illnesses that eventually do people in, are driven by inflammation,” he says.  “So, we're talking cardiovascular disease, we're talking about diabetes, we're talking about cancer, we're talking about neurodegenerative disorders.” … “All the modern ills that we as a society are grappling with right now.”

Dr. Miller is the vice-chair of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Behavioral Immunology Program at Emory School of Medicine. His research focuses on the underlying mechanisms by which inflammation can cause depression in humans and non-human primates. Additionally, Dr. Miller and his group conducted the first clinical trial examining the efficacy of an immunotherapy for the treatment of depression. 

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Nov 12 2019

1hr 7mins

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Hack Your Learning To Make Information Stick – Jonathan Levi : 642

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is an accelerated learning expert and founder of the Superhuman Academy. Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker born and raised in Silicon Valley. 

Since 2014, he’s been one of the top-performing instructors on the online learning platform Udemy. He’s reached more than 250,000 people in 205 countries and territories. His latest book, “The Only Skill That Matters,” details his own journey and the techniques that anyone can use to learn faster. 

“As you know, the brain is the most complex object in the known universe,” Jonathan says. “So a simple, ‘Hey, here's how it works. Here's how it likes to process information. Here's what makes information more memorable to it. Here's how to retain and maintain your knowledge’—it’s life-changing for people.”

In our conversation, we talk about tangible hacks you can start using today to upgrade your own learning.

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Nov 07 2019

1hr

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Vaccines Poised to Fight Chronic Disease – Lou Reese : 641

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a chief … officer. (That’s not a typo—and I love it.) 

I talked with Lou Reese at the recent XPrize Visioneering conference. He loves all things vision and believes in creating environments in which we can reach our potential to be disruptive originals. He’s one the co-founders of United Neuroscience and a member of its board of directors. The company is a global team united against chronic disease with leaders in neurology, immunology, drug development at the helm. United Neuroscience is passionate about democratizing helath and delivering science-driven innovation that is accessible for all. 

Lou’s work focuses on hacking the immune system. It’s critical work.

In 2018—for the first time in human history—“what killed us was things that our body made inside rather than things that were harmful coming from outside,” Lou explains. “The exogenous is no longer the primary enemy, the endogenous is the primary enemy.” Specifically, chronic illness is now our No. 1 killer.

Listen on to learn about the ground-breaking solutions Lou and his team are developoing.

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Nov 05 2019

50mins

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Fight Mediocrity! Give Plan B the Boot – Bo Eason : 640

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Bo Eason brings his straight talk: “Mastery is mastery, regardless of the discipline,” he says. 

He’s a speaker, performer, author and former NFL player. When an injury ended his football career, he branched out into acting and wrote a one-man play that had an extended off-Broadway and 50-city national run. Now, in his third act as a speaker and leadership coach, he trains some of the most successful people in the world on how to communicate for maximum impact and success. 

Bo’s new book, “There’s No Plan B for your A-Game,” lays out an action plan for becoming the best at anything you want to do. “Most people are living their plan B because they have a plan B,” he says. “That's a mistake. Your plan A is your plan A”

Listen on to learn how to drop average and reach your goals with a championship mindset.

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Oct 31 2019

1hr 5mins

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Shine a (Red) Light on Your Health – Scott Nelson : 639

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about all the health benefits of light with Scott Nelson, co-founder of Joovv, one of the world’s most trusted manufacturers of red light therapy devices. 

Prior to cofounding Joovv, Scott spent his professional career in leadership positions with some of the largest medical device companies in the world, including Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard. He’s since brought his skills into the arena of red light therapy, called photobiomodulation.

Joovv devices are used by people in their own homes; in salons and spas around the world for natural skin health and anti-aging benefits; and trusted by pro sports teams, Olympians, and world-class trainers and gyms for proven performance and muscle recovery benefits. Clinics and health practitioners also incorporate Joovv as a safe, natural joint pain and inflammation treatment. 

“Light is underappreciated as an aspect of health,” says Scott “Most people think of food and supplements and some type of training regimen. But the overwhelming majority of people don't think of light as part of that kind of overall health equation.” 

Junk light matters and high nutrient light matters. Listen on for how light therapy can improve bone, hormone and gut health, collagen production, and more. We talk about the exciting new research that’s emerging about red light therapy, what that means for you and how you can make light part of your own health equation.

I talked with Scott and Joovv’s other co-founder, Justin Strahan, on a previous episode of Bulletproof Radio: LIGHT HACKING: INFRARED, THE SUN & YOUR HEALTH – JOOVV #516. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to listen to that for the backstory on Joovv and how they got started.

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Oct 29 2019

1hr 6mins

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Dial in Your Neuroplasticity to Get Smarter – Brett Wingeier, Ph.D. : 638

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Brett Wingeier, Ph.D., talks with me about all things neurostimulation at the Halo Neuroscience headquarters in San Francisco. I pick his brain and he runs electrical currents over mine.

“Brains love to learn,” Brett says. Fundamental to learning is neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to form and reorganize synaptic connections. Brett and the Halo team have found a way to leverage this by “using technology to make sure that your brain is dialed in and ready to use its natural learning mechanisms where and when you want it.”

Brett co-founded Halo and now serves as its Chief Technology Officer. He’s an engineer and neuroscientist with two decades of experience creating science-based products to unlock human potential and treat disease. Prior to Halo, Brett assisted in the development of the first fully implantable responsive neurostimulator for epilepsy and was instrumental in designing a groundbreaking minimally invasive solution for headaches. 

Listen on to learn more about neuroplasticity, neuropriming, cognitive control, and the joy of skill acquisition. It’s electrifying stuff.

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Oct 24 2019

1hr 5mins

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What the Heck Should I Cook, Dr. Hyman? : 637

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing family physician, an New York Timesbestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and expert in the field of health and nutrition. Dr. Hyman also is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, and chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. 

He works with individuals and organizations, as well as policy makers and influencers, to improve health for everyone. He’s such an advocate for human wellness, I’ve had him on the show three times before. In every interview, he brings new findings and profound wisdom to our listeners. 

That’s especially true this time. He’s fired up and wants you to be, too: “If people just got off the crap and started eating real food, and literally unplugged from the industrial food system, their health would dramatically improve,” Dr. Hyman says. “We would reverse climate change. We would end social injustice and poverty. We'd have money enough for free education, and free healthcare for everybody, and can support the neediest among us with no effort, and have lots of money left over to do cool stuff and create new science, and solve all the world's problems just by cooking at home.”

He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease while empowering people, organizations, and communities to heal their bodies and minds, and improve social and economic resilience.

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Oct 22 2019

54mins

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Habits, Happiness and Human Nature – Gretchen Rubin : 636

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I have the pleasure of talking with Gretchen Rubin, who is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible and relevant.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, had her work written up in a medical journal, been the subject of a “The Talk of the Town” piece in The New Yorker magazine, and been an answer on the game show Jeopardy!

She’s the author of numerous books, including the “New York Times” bestsellers, “The Four Tendencies” and “Better Than Before.”” Her book The Happiness Project” spent more than two years on the ”New York Times” bestseller list, including at No. 1. Combined, her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide and have been published in more than 30 languages. 

Here are a few “Gretchen says” moments from our discussion:

  • About habits: “ ‘We know these things will make us happier. Why don't we do them?’ and that's often a problem with habit formation.”


  • About happiness: “There are some things that we can't really affect, and then there are some things that we really can affect with our conscious thoughts and actions, and so, to me, it's much more interesting to think like, "Whoever I am, wherever I'm coming from, can I be happier?" 


  • About human nature: “It really shines a spotlight on some aspect of your character, your nature that is very, very helpful, so I think sometimes it's just that showing you something about yourself that maybe you weren't keyed into.”


Gretchen draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. 

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Oct 17 2019

53mins

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Why Your Doctor is Not Your Mommy – Own Your Self with Kelly Brogan, M.D. : 635

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Kelly Brogan, a holistic women’s health psychiatrist, shows people that they don’t have to medicate their mental, emotional, and physical pain away—that the best way out is through. She explains what led her to stop prescribing medication to her own patients and helps people decode the myths and misconceptions of the current healthcare system so they can lead a healthy, vital life.

She’s board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and specializes in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. 

Her new book—"Own Your Self: The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom”— presents a radical alternative to psychotropic meds.

She explodes the mistaken belief that symptoms—from mood changes to irritability to fogginess and fatigue—are evidence that people are sick or broken. “I became interested in the role of belief,” Dr. Brogan says. “And how what's really happening when we're talking about the engagement of health practices is the exercising of a belief system. So, I started to study the anatomy of that—the placebo, nocebo effect, expectancy—and really what it is to inhabit a belief system.”

Dr. Brogan says our experiences aren’t problems or pathologies; they reflect what we need to accept, acknowledge and transform in order to truly become who we are. “Authenticity has become the most powerful form of social currency.”

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Oct 15 2019

1hr 18mins

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What the Godfather of IF Eats - Mark Mattson, Ph.D. : 634

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest 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, Mark 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. Early studies in humans now are underway.

“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”. Our conversation in this episode covers a lot of ground, such as:

  • What happens during a fasted ketogenic state;
  • How to choose an intermittent fasting time period;
  • What and when Mark eats to obtain maximum intermittent fasting brain and body benefits;
  • How the mTor pathway is inhibited;
  • How autophagy acts as both a garbage disposal and a recycling bin; 
  • How the Nrf2-ARE antioxidant defense pathway is activated; and
  • How important nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are to brain health.


Mark currently is a professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He’s one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Previously, he was chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the National Institutes of Health since 2000.

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Oct 10 2019

1hr 20mins

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Build Your Spiritual Immunity – Shaman Durek : 633

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In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is a sixth-generation shaman, human rights activist, thought leader, internationally renowned spiritual mentor, and women’s empowerment leader. Applying ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, Shaman Durek helps bring success, happiness and healing into people’s lives. 

“I've made shamanism much more accessible through knowledge and information that relates to what's happening on the planet right now as it pertains to human development,” Shaman Durek says.

He advises everyone from celebrities to royals to executives. H Edition Global Magazine calls him the “Shaman of Our Times,” applying ancient wisdom to our modern problems. His work is recognized by major publications/media outlets and he was recently featured on CBS’s “The Doctors” television show.

In his new book –“SPIRIT HACKING: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World”—he delivers straightforward tools and techniques from a timeless Shamanic tradition that you can use in your own life.

“Just like you talk about the body and its autoimmune system, you have a spiritual immune system,” Shaman Durek says. “You have an energetic system in your body that literally learns by how you operate in your life through energy patterns, responses, frequencies, how you speak, your words you choose to use that have coding. Everything is building that immune system or tearing down that immune system.”

So, listen on to up-level your own spiritual side.

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Oct 08 2019

1hr 3mins

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