Dave Asprey is an entrepreneur, businessman and author from Albuquerque. He founded Bulletproof 360, Inc. in 2013 and in 2017, founded Bulletproof Nutrition Inc.. Asprey also hosts a podcast Bulletproof Radio.
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m welcoming Dr. Jolene Brighten back to the show. She’s a functional naturopathic medical doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus on women’s endocrine health. Dr. Brighten is recognized as a leading expert in post-birth control syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives.Her new book: “Beyond The Pill: A 30-Day Plan to Support Women on Birth Control, Help Them Transition Off, and Eliminate Symptoms of Post-Birth Control Syndrome” addresses the health risks of oral contraceptives and their connection to significant hormone dysfunction.She and I talked on episode #415 about how women’s hormones affect all parts of their bodies and brains at different ages and stages of their lives, particularly after childbirth. In this conversation, we’re going in a different direction. We cover what happens to women’s body systems while they’re on hormonal birth control and then when they stop using it. There’s also research about what the pill depletes from women’s bodies. Essential supplementation is needed while taking birth control and also when stopping.“There's a lot more going on with women's hormonal health that lends itself to this idea of, how crazy are we to give a medication, and to shut down a woman's reproductive system, and act like that's not going to have any long-term impacts, or any impact on her body as a whole?” Dr. Brighten says in our interview.This is a must-listen episode for both women AND men. We get into alternative birth control methods—and how well they work. And why sex tends to get better when women go off hormonal birth control. The more we’re discovering about women’s hormones, the more important it is for us to understand how hormonal health is an integral part of women’s experience—both personally and within their relationships. Enjoy the show!
Dave Asprey (IG: @dave.asprey) is the founder of Bulletproof, a leading-edge food, beverage, and content company, best known for the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee and starting the fat for fuel movement. He is a 2x New York Times bestselling author, host of Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more. In this episode, we discuss: Anti-aging biohacks Growing up in New Mexico & being exposed to mold, mercury and lead Dave was the 1st person to sell anything over the internet For the love of tech Why Dave fired his doctor Own your own biology Experimenting with nootropics Learning how to be happy Value your brain function Creating Bulletproof Coffee Sleep hacking experiments The Bulletproof Diet evolved from a fertility diet Living on a 32-acre, organic farm on Vancouver Island Airplane travel biohacks Hotel room biohacks Tips for reducing EMF exposure while sleeping Embracing imperfection The explorer vs. the mapmaker mindset What is 40 Years of Zen? Building a community around biohacking The idea of forgiveness Holotropic breathing explained The difference between holotropic breathing and Ayahuasca Get outside of your head Microdosing LSD Practicing gratitude and forgiveness Figure out who you want to be Show sponsors: Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Thrive Market <== As a new customer you get a free 30-day membership, 25% off your order, and free shipping (US only) Kettle & Fire <== 20% off all Kettle & Fire products Perfect Keto <== 20% off all Perfect Keto products (free shipping in the US) Related links: Tap here to go to our show notes to download the worksheet for this episode Dave Asprey - Game Changers (book) Dave Asprey's website (Bulletproof) Follow Dave Asprey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Dave Asprey - Super Human (book) Dave Asprey - Head Strong (book) Dave Asprey - The Bulletproof Diet (book) Dave Asprey - Bulletproof: The Cookbook (book) Dave Asprey & Lana Asprey - The Better Baby Book (book) Bulletproof Radio Listen to Dave Asprey previously on TUHP (episodes #061 & #159) Human Potential Institute TrueDark blue light blocking glasses TrueDark Dots Homebiotic Upgrade Labs 40 Years of Zen Linus Pauling (books) Steve Fowkes on Bulletproof Radio Dave Asprey - Best Nootropics To Unlock Your True Brain (article) Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil Bulletproof Coffee Bulletproof Collagen Bars Stan Grof (books) Dave Asprey - "Get Some" Ice Cream (recipe) iBoot Listen to JJ Virgin previously on TUHP (episode #112 & #161) Listen to Dr. David Perlmutter previously on TUHP (episode #273 & #289) Listen to Dr. Dale Bredesen previously on TUHP (episode #255) David R. Hawkins - The Eye of the I (book) Related episodes: 160: JP Sears – Laughter Is A Biohack • Our Emotions Are Helpful… Even The “Bad Ones” • How To Be Ultra Spiritual 295: Dr. Andrew Weil – Cooking As A Form Of Meditation, Moods Are Contagious, Microdosing Psilocybin 200: Evan Brand – We Evolved To Be Outdoors • Find Your Why • Are EMFs The New Smoking? 176: Luke Storey – Find Your Style • Biohacking In A Big City • Kundalini Yoga 101 043: Ben Greenfield – Raising Children 2.0 | Biohack A Healthy Home | Cholesterol… Redefined Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
This episode of Bulletproof Radio features a guest who believes three small words can change the world: Go. Be. Kind. Leon Logothetis is a world-renowned motivational speaker, adventurer and philanthropist known as “The Kindness Guy.” “Kindness is simply helping someone feel less alone,” Leon says. “That’s it. When you make someone feel like they matter, when you see someone, when you take someone's loneliness or depression and transform it by simply being kind, that's quite a profound way to be.”What started as a travel adventure for him has become a kindness movement that’s been documented across five books, multiple television series, including Netflix and National Geographic International, as well as social media. Leon posted on his Instagram: Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.“We are on the verge of a spiritual evolution,” he says, “and these pillars are fundamental in our lives.”Leon wants everyone to get in on the kindness action, and his latest book is a guide to doing just that: “Go Be Kind-A Life-Changing Little Journal: 28½ Adventures Guaranteed to Make You Happier.”With humor and candor, Leon and I talk about how essential kindness is to human connection and how teaching empathy creates kind kids. You’ll also find out how to turn off your road rage and why taking a glitter bath is a great idea.Enjoy the show!
This episode of Bulletproof Radio focuses on some different aspects of your life that may be influencing your overall health and making it tough for you to thrive day to day.My guest is Ankur Jain, who asks, “What are the life needs that are hurting people the most today?” And in this episode, he gives some realistic—and doable—life hacks that you can check out today.He’s the founder and CEO of Kairos, a venture fund that’s supporting the creation of startup companies that tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Since 2012, Kairos has helped launch and grow more than $6.5 billion dollar’s-worth of companies that address problems in healthcare, housing costs, student debt, transportation networks, childcare, elder care, and burnout and retention.Ankur is on the forefront of tackling these problems for millennials, as well as even younger generations, because he sees an urgency in the mounting financial, work and general life pressures facing them.40% of millennials have zero savings80% of all income from millennials now is just consumed by housing, food, transportation, healthcare, and childcare. The remaining 20% for about half of millennials is going to just student loans.60% of Americans in general can't afford a $1,000 emergency expense“These markets we're talking about—housing, childcare, healthcare—are the largest industries in the world,” Ankur explains. “They're antiquated. They're not built for the financial realities of our generation. It's time, just like any other antiquated sector, for us to go disrupt it, and go rebuild it for a way that works.”
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is an entrepreneur, a visionary who seeks to solve some of our world’s biggest obstacles through creative innovation and collaboration, and also my good friend—Naveen Jain.Naveen has an interesting perspective that’s changing a lot of minds and a lot of microbiomes: He believes science is asking the wrong questions about gut health, especially in relation to the chronic diseases that are plaguing so many people. The focus on “what organisms are in the gut “is stalling us; the focus on “what those organisms are producing”—now that gets us closer to real answers.“The body doesn't care who is doing it, what it cares about is what is being done to it,” Naveen says. “And if you can figure out what these organisms are producing that's being absorbed in the human body, we will be able to actually do something about it. Because then, it becomes math and chemistry. Once you know the biochemical activities of the chemicals that are there, you can adjust those chemicals.”We’re going to get into some new science about how people can change their gut bacteria and know what's going on. You’ll learn that you actually want more species—and a more diverse set of species—in your gut. It will improve your health and will probably make you live a lot longer. And by the way, Naveen’s a regular on Bulletproof Radio, most recently on episode: #541: From Inside Your Gut to Outer Space: Moonshots with Naveen Jain. You can hear my other conversations with him on episode #452: Listen to Your Gut and Decide Your Own Destiny and episode #382: The Microorganisms in Our Body That Keep Us Alive. I always get great feedback from listeners about our conversations, so I’m always happy to talk to him again about more gut health.A Bit More About Naveen:He is the founder of several successful companies, including Viome (that I talk about a lot), Moon Express, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. He’s also a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation, an organization that since 1994 has designed and launched 17 prizes for industry changing technologies in the domain areas of Space, Oceans, Learning, Health, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Safety and Robotics. Naveen is the title of the Women’s Safety X PRIZE, that empowers women around the world. He just launched a brand-new podcast called Moonshots with Naveen Jain. “Intellectual curiosity is what moves humans forward and humanity forward,” he says—and he’s hosting conversations with the world’s leading thinkers and entrepreneurs to bring their insights and ideas to you.