18 Burst results for "Dave Asprey"
"dave asprey" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"A medical procedure? Do you know that? We used to use that in the emergency room when people would come in with what we call superventricular tachycardia which is where their heart's beating like a mile a minute. And then there's a bunch of different techniques to actually fix it like valsalva maneuver which is squatting and holding your breath and all kinds of techniques. But one of the techniques is dunk the patient's face in ice cold water. Which doesn't make you very popular, but it works. It totally does work. And it's arguably less painful than a cold shower. Most of us are willing to do that. I actually like cold showers. I do too now. You go, huh, at the first second and then it's like, oh, this is not so bad. That's because three days of cold exposure in studies changes the ratio of fats in the mitochondrial membrane which makes you suddenly now able to handle the cold. But the first three days are miserable and after that it's okay. So you're basically talking about getting minerals to get energy. We're talking about energy and ATP. You're talking about light therapy. You're talking about having the right vitamins. A, E, K, D. VitaminDake .com. Whatever. And then you're talking about It's a new vitamin, Mark. Don't confuse people. And then minerals. And then the right kind of light. Seems like quite a cocktail. And then cold therapy. It is quite a cocktail. In fact, you could drive all over town trying to get it. Or you go to one place to do it. Or you can set it up in your living room. Everything in here. There's a free version. There's a cheap at home version. And there's the crazy billionaire version. The crazy billionaire version proves that it works beyond a doubt. And it's the most effective. It's also the thing that either crazy billionaires have in their living room. Or you're going to go to a place and do it. But it proves that it works. And then, okay, now we know slope of the curve biology. How do you do it at home? So we had all the different things for cardio. Or all the different things for strength. The different things for cardio. And then we talk about getting your energy back. Cold therapy is a really good one. Getting enough minerals in your body is relatively easy to do. You cannot make ATP without magnesium. So you're talking about five minerals. What are the five minerals? Molybdenum is one of them. Well, there's macrominerals, which you need. Right. So the macrominerals are sodium. Most people are sodium deficient. If they're following the low sodium recommendations from the government. Because they're set so low that if you do that, it raises something in the blood called renin. And renin increases cardiovascular risk. So enough salt to taste. And enough potassium, which is the one that we're talking about. If you have sodium and potassium, you have enough. And I go into potassium in the book. You're not going to have high blood pressure. Lack of potassium is a major problem. Then you need calcium and magnesium. Most people get enough calcium. And too much is bad. But that may not be true for you. But it's true for most people. And almost everyone's magnesium deficient. And then you don't have to worry so much about phosphorus because it's in food. It's less of an issue for most people. Those are the macrominerals. And the trace minerals, we have things like copper, zinc, molybdenum, and things like that. And then ultra -trace minerals, which are present in glacial water, in blue zones areas, in high mineral, even in mineral water. So what I do for that is you can take trace mineral supplements. You can get drops. You put in water. Danger Coffee, my new coffee brand, is different because it has electrolytes and trace minerals in the coffee. So you get a high dose of minerals every time you drink your coffee. Because you add it? Or because it naturally occurs in there? It's added. Wait, wait. It's upgraded coffee. Oh my god. Who would have thought? DangerCoffee .com is where you find that stuff. And I do it because different minerals, for instance, if you were to get corn flakes, they put iron filings in them to raise the iron level. But metallic iron is really bad for you. So ionic form minerals and electrolytes are really good for you. And that's if you're going to drink coffee every morning, you might as well just get your minerals that way. You still need to take mineral capsules. It takes about three capsules to get enough minerals to matter for the macrominerals. So look, before I would I formulated Neutropics. Can you take a multivitamin and mineral? Would it have everything in there? No, because none of them just minerals take three full size pills. And very few people want to take more than three pills. So then the vitamin companies say, well, I'm going to make it three a day. But they try to put all the stuff in there that you'd want. You can't do it. And it's lower levels than you need. It's lower levels than you need. So you're better off before you take a multivitamin to take a multi -mineral. It's that important because nothing works without minerals. Your body can make almost anything it needs if it has the minerals and it has the energy. And so these are not sexy. They're not exciting. They're almost boring. But they're the things that matter most, and they're cheap. So Vitamin Dake is about 20 bucks a month. It's affordable and it's just it's not a nootropic. It's not a libido enhancing formula. It's not high energy, adaptogenic mushroom shred or whatever the latest thing is. They're just foundational. And if you don't do that, don't spend money on the other stuff. OK, so we got energy. Any other tips for energy? The other one that helps is detoxing. That's a part of that. So one of the things we have is a clinically proven lymphatic drainage system that you lay in. Those are the boots or those hyper ice kind of things? It's like the boots. The problem is many of the boots on the market don't work at all because they aren't actually based on a lymphatic flow. They just apply pressure. If you get a massage mark if you get a lymphatic massage it's going to feel like someone's petting you. It's not really a massage. They're just sweeping you kind of. That's how soft the pressure has to be for lymph drainage to work. When you're like you and I where with toxic mold your lymphatic system gets backed up. You have muffin top. We have people come in. They'll lose a dress size easily in one session because there's so much backed up lymph. And if you just squeeze or you do like a Swedish massage firm pressure doesn't work. So you have to very carefully control the waves of pressure to do it. But when we get lymphatic flow to happen again, that also really affects things. And that's a detox thing. For sure because most of our lymphatic circulation is sluggish. Our diet makes it sluggish. Our lack of exercise makes it sluggish. The other thing that we'll do is whole body vibration. What is that? This is something I've recommended. People have made fun of me for years for it but now it's becoming cool. You stand on a platform that vibrates. And they figured out this works well enough for astronauts to recover. It restores bone density. And the reason it works is it's moving the lymph in the body. It's also shaking all of your tissues which wakes up your mitochondria via something called piezoelectricity. That's a big word. It sure is. Piezoelectricity basically means that when your cell membranes flex that they're making small electrical charges. So you stand on this thing for five minutes and you kind of wiggle around a little bit. And everything in the body loosens up. It's like a babation plate. Yeah, that's what it is. And now you're starting to see those, definitely have them in upgrade labs, you're starting to see those at a lot of health clubs. And if you go back to probably our parents or grandparents time, health clubs used to have these machines with like a belt that would vibrate your organs. It turns out those actually were good for you. They just looked stupid. That's funny. Well, you know, there's a machine, I can't remember the name of it, but it was this incredible, it was like a recliner chair with all these like vibrational speakers built into it and heads set and you land and it's like totally resets your nervous system. It's quite amazing. This is something that I talk about in the brain chapter. And actually and in the stress chapter. It turns out those proprioceptors that we mentioned earlier, they're looking for touch. So there's a system called HUSO. And HUSO you put on headphones and they have a little like a tiny speaker, it's called a transducer that you put on your wrists and your ankles and you lay in bed and listen to the headphones and by going to your acupuncture points or acupressure points and playing the same sound you hear, you go into these incredible altered states. There's Dave Rubin's company Apollo that has a vibrating thing you wear on your wrist or your ankle that also changes vagal tone. These are stress reducers. This is for the relief anxiety chapter. And then it goes on and on. There's another one that goes over your chest. These are small signals that change your stress response. So you're chilled. Remember when you can. Sensei, Apollo. That's what I'm thinking of. So when you can turn on your chill factor faster you put on muscle faster. You build cardio faster. You build new neurons faster. When you can turn on calm. Okay. Just for people listening why that happens is because cortisol destroys your brain, destroys your muscles. And when you lower that you can actually Unless
"dave asprey" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Gerald Pollock's work. When you drink normal water, with or without electrolytes, and by the way in the book you should have electrolytes in your water. I do that every morning now. I drink 32 ounces of water with electrolytes. Beautiful. Before I have anything else. It's so healthy to get the electrolytes. Because otherwise, regular water sucks minerals out of your body. If you drink a lot of water, you eat oatmeal, you eat all these processed foods, all the whole grains, they contain a compound that sucks minerals out of your body. And the plants and animals, you don't have minerals anymore anyway. So we're all depleted of minerals. And it makes us weak. Biologically weak. And we can't make energy. So you get your minerals in. And then you do the whole body, infrared, red, and amber light therapy. When you're at Upgrade Labs. If you're at home, go out in the sun for 20 minutes a day, as naked as you can get without getting arrested. Freezing, depending on where you live. Cold therapy is fine. The reason you do that is that the infrared light changes the structure of water. And this goes back to when I first had Yak butter tea at high altitude. That was the genesis of Bulletproof Coffee. I had that too. It's salty. It's salty and not nice. But I felt different. And I was like, what happened? And funding after some research at the University of Washington. And by the way, just to clarify, Yak is the male. That's like saying bull tea. I was corrected by a Tibetan monk. I said, oh, is this Yak cheese? And they're like, and they all started cracking up. And it sounds like a bunch of Tibetan monks. And I'm like, what do you mean? Why are you laughing? Oh, because a Yak is a male. That's hilarious. What's a female Yak? A Dree. I forgot about that. I've heard that before. Dree tea. All right. Dree butter tea. What your body does is it takes that water that you bring in and it needs to transform the water from normal water into biologically useful water called exclusion zone water. To do that, it puts the water up against your cell membranes, tiny droplets of fat is what they're made of. And it exposes it to a 1200 nanometer infrared light that's called body heat. And when it does that, then the water changes how thick it is. It's viscosity. And after that process, you can use the water to make ATP. Before that process, it will not work inside a cell. You can see this kind of water on a microscope. It is not fantasy quantum woo water. This is actual science based on decades of research from Gerald Pollock at the University of Washington. Interesting. And he actually proved that MCT oil and butter make the highest level of exclusions on water of all the different fats he tested, which is why when you blend them into your coffee, magically you feel different when you drink it. It's because you change the liquid that was in the drink. And heat, because it's hot tea or hot coffee, also improves it. And so does the presence of polyphenols. So this is what's going on. So when someone says my energy's broken, I'm like, okay, make sure you've got enough minerals to fix things. Lay down on this. It's not about working hard at this point. It's about recovery at this point. Lay down on this thing. Let us charge the water. Charge your cells with red and infrared light. And they do it for 20 minutes. I haven't felt this good in years. Those knots that were caused by pseudo hypoxia and toxins, they loosened up. Like my brain works. I feel different. Like I feel really good. And after that, we might put them in cryotherapy to do some cold therapy. It only takes three minutes if you can do a liquid nitrogen or one of the really cold chambers that we're using at labs. But at home, you could do ice baths. And I even teach
"dave asprey" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert
"These tools because and just for listening, I go to do this because Dave made me. And I go with Joe polish and vision locking, boasts have been total meditators. You would say when you went to 40 years of zen. Like me, never, never did anything. They're like, go on in there, they put the electrodes on your head and you go and sit there in a dark room and then you hear these tones and you're supposed to make them do something. And I'm like, what am I supposed to do in here? I'm sitting here writing a talk, you know, I'm like in my mind and I'm like doing all sorts of stuff, nothing meditated, because I don't know how to meditate. Right. And it was just interesting to try to figure out like I could not figure out that whole first day, like, why is that going up? Why is it good? Craziness. But I think now it was such good feedback. The thing that's always a challenge with going to a meditation retreat is, you know, especially for someone who's kind of a type a and wants to get an a, is it's like, well, how do you know if you did this right? Like, how do you know? When I'm at these meditation retreats with our buddy, doctor Anne shippy, and she's often outer space somewhere, you know. And I'm like sitting here going. All right. And Tim went with her. So, you know, these things that give you some feedback so you go, oh, all right, well, when I did that, that seemed to work. That other thing did not work. You know, writing a talk while I'm sitting in there is definitely not working to turn my tones into violence. Yeah, when I first got to know you, you were not as relaxed as you are now, and you've done the work with doctor Joe. You've done 40 years in a bunch of other stuff that people may know about may not know about I'm not sure what I've talked about. But the level of calm that you just walk around with and just like happiness, it's a big shift. And it comes from that kind of stuff that's in the spiritual hacking part of smarter to harder. There's just so many things accessible today that you wouldn't be able to find or maybe hadn't been invented ten or 20 years ago. So all of a sudden, you know what, if I want to do this, whatever this has a sense of calm, have a sense of focus, there are just ways to do it that aren't very hard. And since so many of us believe in our almost like if we don't work hard, we didn't earn it, but do you know people who work hard and don't get results for their whole life? Yep. In fact, that would be more of them than not. Right. It turns out working hard doesn't get results. Right. It's not highly correlated. Working hard does create suffering. That said, if you don't know how to work hard, you probably won't be successful. But if you work hard all the time, you will just suffer. So there's kind of a conspiracy to trick you into working hard all the time at everything you do for someone else's benefit. The reality is that if you have the right tools and then you work hard for a brief period of time and then you rest and recover and play, you will become a very powerful human being. And that's why I wrote smarter, not harder. That is a beautiful statement. And I think for a lot of people, it's just getting the permission to then take the time to have fun and play. And realizing that probably in for your best health, whatever that means, that's probably the more important part of it. It is the more important part of it, because even if you're saying, oh, I have a food addiction. I know I emotionally eat. I have all these uncontrollable cravings. There's nothing I could do. I'm helpless. Learn how to regulate your nervous system and your brain and you'll find out you're not helpless. And the goal of everything I'm working on right now across all of my companies, 40 years was in, upgrade labs, the bio acting conference, and especially danger coffee, which is my new coffee company, now that I'm no longer with bulletproof. Danger coffee has a huge dose of trace minerals in it. And these trace minerals are necessary for your body to be able to respond to the environment around you. So if you pick up heavy things and you want to build muscles and you don't have trace minerals, your body will just get stressed. So I put them in the coffee, but it's called danger coffee. Because I want everyone to be dangerous. And what dangerous means is not out of control. It doesn't mean it's emotional. It doesn't mean senseless risk. What danger means is that who knows what you might do? Because it's under your control. It's putting you back in charge of yourself. And the reason that's dangerous is because you can do anything. You could stop and you could help the little lady across traffic. You could be nice to someone who's being a real jerk right now. But you are on programmable. And I want a world full of dangerous people who choose to be kind. I do not want a world full of people who are so tightly controlled, beaten down in malnourished, that they're sort of kind because they are too tired to get up off the couch. Well, those are the people who snap. Yeah. Exactly. Those are the people who snap. So I just want to run through a couple of these things just so everybody's aware, you have smarter, not harder, the new book out now, so that's definitely one you want to grab. We're going to put all of this in the show notes. You also we're going to give everyone your 14 day sleep with day program for free, so you'll be able to pick that up too. And I'm going to put all of this at JJ virgin dot com forward slash smarter, we'll also put links to the conference I have no idea when someone's listening to this. This year is an Orlando and it's a very cool conference to go to. Amazing speakers, amazing panels, and then this expo hall that is like a giant adult playground. It is super fun, super cool stuff going on. Any other things I'll upgraded labs, of course, coming to a town, a city near you. When are we going to get a Tampa one? You were like we were so close. And then you were going to build a corporate one there, but there's so much interest in Florida from franchisees that I'm pretty sure we're going to have a franchisee sign up for Tampa. And I would assume Tampa Tampa's like a hotbed for all of these fitness researchers that goes like there's so many of them here. Who knew? So that's very exciting. So let's get one going here quickly because I need one. There's only so much room at my house at this point. And then anything else I didn't mention here that would be important to mention your danger coffee that hopefully will have some kind of deal for our listeners. Hello. Hello, Dave. I'm just thinking about it. Come on. So you want to discount code for danger coffee for your lips? Yeah. I'm just thinking, how am I going to do this? I'm going to make up a code. And by the time you post this, we'll have it for you. That will be awesome. Lose code JJ, when you go to danger coffee dot com and we'll give you a discount. And I'm going to talk to my team today. And then we'll figure out what it is. There will be a really juicy one too. So we'll put that in the show. So I always like to ask that coffee is fabulous. It makes you feel different because the electrolytes and the trace minerals in it make the coffee hit different. And of course it's lab tested and all that kind of stuff. So it's noticeably different. If you want to put butter and MCT oil in it, the way I've taught people millions of people to do it. That works too. You don't have to, but it's a great combination. Awesome. Perfect. Okay, all of that will be at JJ virgin dot com slash smarter and thank you so much for hanging out with me. As always, it's always fun and enjoyable and fantastic. And when do I get to see you? I don't think I could see it till August. This is ridiculous. Anyway, hopefully, you won't be in Austin when I'm there, so I'm sure we'll figure something out, maybe you'll meet me in South Korea, Bali or something fun. So it's been fantastic again, JJ virgin dot com slash smarter to learn all about all of those things and get some great discounts, freebies, et cetera, and make sure you grab the copy of your book. Thank you. Be sure to join me next time for more tools, tips and techniques you can incorporate into everyday life to ensure you look and feel great and more importantly that you're built to last. And check me out on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and my website JJ virgin dot com and make sure to follow my podcast so you don't miss a single episode at subscribe to JJ dot com. 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"dave asprey" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert
"This is holy smokes. Everyone can do this and it's less suffering. And even if you do it for two minutes before bed, it calms your nervous system. It makes you stronger. Okay, you could go, Duncan and ice bath. I do that. In fact, I have it in my backyard. You go to upgrade labs, or opening one in us, and I'll be there doing cryotherapy with cold air 'cause it's faster and less work. But if you have no tools other than a bowl, you can do cold therapy, and it'll change your ability to be happy all the time, and it makes your body turn on more brown fat, which has more mitochondria, which means you hold a bigger electrical charge. And that brown fat is up in your head and neck so that makes sense. So, okay, so here's a question just because of the hair situation. So how much of your base like could you do it just to your hairline? It's a neat technology. I'm going to show it to you right here. It's called a ponytail holder. And you take one of these. So that's the question you could just go to your hairline. Yeah, just go to your hairline. This is a big important thing for all of us women. Pull your hair back, just like I'm doing right now. I don't exactly have here as long as yours, but give me time. I'm kidding. And yeah, just up to her line. So you don't have to get your hair wet. This is a big thing. That's amazing. That is an amazing thing. And if you're at a hotel and they have a nice machine, you can get one or two things of ice, put them in the sink and do this. And you don't have to try and deal with ferrying back and forth, filling a duffle bag at the ice machine. I've done all these things in the course of learning how to do cold therapy. I've been doing it for 15 years actually and talking about in the blog for ten. I find if you want to show up in the world, you want to look better, burn more calories. You want to feel better. This is a meaningful way to do it. That is very exciting. We rented this Airbnb a couple years ago and we did a retreat there. And one of the things they said, we had this huge master bathroom right off the pool, that it a massive tub. And they go, yeah, you have unlimited ice. Now we had 80 people there. And they're like, oh, you've unlimited ice. I'm like, great. Well, you know what we did. We turned it into a massive ice bath that we were there four days by day three, they're like, there's no more unlimited ice. You are cut off by like. Vincent pedre won the award for the longest time in the ice bath. It was between him and Tom moorcroft. Pretty amazing. All right, let's move since we're from cold to hot. And what I'd also love to explore there is kind of moving between both of those and if there's any value there, but infrared saunas, heat. What about that? When you do heat and cold, you want to do heat first. And saunas have abundant evidence, whether they're steam or dry or infrared. For improving your lifespan. And infrared is the best from my perspective because it creates a lot more detoxing in your sweat and it changes the water in your cells so that they work better. I use a sunlight and sauna, I don't know, do you have a brand that you prefer? I use sunlight, what setting are you using on it? Are you doing one of the programs? What are you doing? So I'm a professional bio actor, JJ. You don't use your own program. I turn it all the way up on all frequencies, and I pin it, and it takes me 20 minutes to sweat. I have a level of resilience. It doesn't even make sense. So you put it all frequencies and then highest temperature all frequencies. Highest temperature all frequencies is what I do, but if I'm stressed, they have a stress relief one. I like that. What they're doing, you can't see it, but they're changing the frequency of the light to cause additional changes in your nervous system. And that's a real effect. So if I'm looking just for the sweating effect and I'm looking for the exercise mimicking effects of it. And for detoxing, I typically turn it all the way up. But if I'm looking for a specific effect, I'll run the program for that. Okay. I've been running the program that's longest because it's where we let ourselves watch Netflix. That's how I've been choosing my program. Okay, that makes sense. Yeah, it depends on what episode of what you're watching, right? I will tell you when you are not at the Mexico TLC trip darn it. Roxanne and David and David and Lee's perlmutter and we all went and did a sweat lodge together. Oh, those are so good. Oh my gosh. I didn't know I could sweat that much. You can sweat that much. The first time I did a sweat lodge was with Alberto viota. And I've done his shamanic training and said just a really fascinating guy. So when I did my first round of shamanic work with him, we did a traditional Native American sweat lodge. And I got in there and it was so hot and I was sweating like crazy that I looked at the guy next to me who was a medic and I said, you know, there's a really good chance that I'm going to pass out because I have low blood pressure. So if I do just know that that might happen and he goes, what do you want me to do? I go drag me outside. Keep me away from the rocks. He said, okay, I'll drag you outside if you pass out. And that was that. I didn't pass out, but I came close. So that was intense, but it does put you in an altered state. It's one of the many ways of accessing altered states. In fact, that's a big focus for the bio hacking conference in Orlando in June. It's biohacking conference dot com. We're going to talk about non ordinary states of consciousness as ways of accessing your meat operating system. The unseen hidden parts of your body, the way it looks at the world around you. Yeah, doing a really heavy duty sweat lodge type of heat therapy is a way to do that. And there are countless others. And I go through those in the last couple of chapters of the book because just sitting in a cave looking at the wall meditating for 20 years is the slow path. I'm too busy to do that. I have stuff that matters that I'm going to do with the timing instead. So you can meditate much faster than just meditating. Which is why I initially went to 40 years of zen. I'm like, I can get all this done in a week. Talk to me now about what's changed with 40 years of zen, which I'm interested now. It's like what would it be like now that I have the doctor Jo to spend a tools on board, you know? It's funny. A lot of people who've been through Joe's program in depth also going through 40 years and they're very different programs. What you'll find when you go to 40 years is in Seattle, it's a 5 day program, and since you've been JJ, we've got 7 patents on new neuroscience that we've invented. And when you go there, you learn the reset process, which is in the last couple of chapters of the book. And the reset process there is a way to, instead of doing what traditional meditation is, oh, I'm aware of my feelings. I see them I'm passing them through. I'm like, how about I do something about them? Because that feeling that keeps coming up, I keep getting triggered, maybe you could erase the thing that makes you get triggered. So that you remember whatever happened that was the cause of the trigger, but you're just not reactive to it anymore. That's like turning off a notification on your phone. So a big part of biohacking is, hey, how do I be less triggered? Because the reality is that if you are triggered, it means there are bullets in your gun. And you should unload them because you'll be happier. So is that process in your book something you could do without going to 40 years is that? Absolutely. I think it works better. I mean, you've been through the reset process at 40 years. With electrodes, you kind of have a lie detector and make sure you didn't do it, but I walk you through each step of it in the book so that you can go through and just go, oh, I'm not going to get triggered by that thing ever again because you really got it. So if you spend your meditating time doing that or one of the other dozen technologies in there that change the state of your brain very quickly compared to what we used to do. Well, it'll work better. So you can use pulse magnets, consumer grade devices that cost under a $1000. You can use electrical stimulation. You can use neurofeedback like we do at 40 years of zen, along with a bunch of other technologies. You can even use lasers on your brain to change what it does. I do all of those I've done all of those for 20 plus years. And I did my first EEG sessions in about 1997, 98. And it's just another thing. I could just sit there and go, I'm feeling something. I wonder what it is. It was gas. Or I could sit there and say, oh, if I make this sound get louder, I'm actually doing something. And it's something within tent. So instead of wandering around and being like, well, I feel something and eventually you realize it's an elephant after you grabbed all 25 parts of it and you do a picture of it, you could also have a computer hooked up your brain that says do more of this thing. I can't tell you the words for it, but the computer can with math and it's going to sound like a violin. And when you do that, all of a sudden, you can see the elephant and it was way less time. I want to go back now with
"dave asprey" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert
"It's less time than brushing your teeth, JJ. So a couple key important things because in fitness, how quickly you recover is everything. And cardiovascular fitness. So what you're just showing is your body's learning how to recover quickly. So that's the first thing we know if we're doing less, we'll do it harder, like I was just listening to it goes lane Norton today. Someone today who is talking about if we work out harder take way longer rest breaks and do less sets, we'll get way stronger. So it is all I'm going to read my book. All the less is more. I think lane's been around for a while, honey. He has, but this slope of the curve stuff is happening a lot. But lane's also been like, he kind of swings, he swings with the crowd and gets into a lot of fights online. I've seen that forever. Not that you do that at all. You what? I said, not that you do that at all. You just poke the bear a little bit. You puck the bear a little bit. I'm like, uh oh. Maybe it's nervous system is healthier today. Well, I love this whole reduced exertion hit because I've been really playing around with doing more of what I'm calling now sprint training, I suppose even high intensity interval training. It's like just kill yourself fast. What I'd also loved any other stuff on exercise there because I really definitely want to dig in a little bit on cold therapy and sauna and light. Yeah, let's talk about those two. There's a whole chapter for cardio. There's a chapter for weight and when it comes to weight, the traditional bodybuilding crowd gets really, really mad because I'm a biohacker. Sorry guys, I just didn't want to live in the gym because I have other stuff to do. So if you want to put muscle on really quickly, you don't use weights. If you want to polish the backside of your tricep head and get some sort of thing, there's value to weight training, especially functional based weight training. It just takes a long time. 92% of the population doesn't even exercise as much as the government says, and the government doesn't know anything about health anyway. Well, in the government says a 150 minutes of moderate exercise. Yeah, they don't even know what they're talking about. And we know that intensity is the real trigger in all of this. So we do. So if you're going to use weights, what lane said works, but it turns out you can put muscle on three to 5 times faster using an AI driven resistance platform, or there's a bunch of other technologies. And for each of these goals, I tell you, here's the latest technology, the latest techniques, the latest knowledge. Here's the one that's expensive, what the crazy billionaires do. That's what I put it upgrade labs so you can go to your neighborhood and do it. There's one that's affordable at home, and then there's one that's free. And so the idea is, this is accessible to everyone because even if you're on a really extreme budget, you can do curls with your TV. You can put resistance on things. But doing curls with weight is just less effective than doing curls with resistance bands, for instance, because it changes the slope of the curve that exhausts the muscle more quickly. So there's all chapter going to that. So those are the two exercise things, but let's talk about the other stuff here. Yes, let's talk cold therapy. I've been a fan and you've been a fan for huge amounts of time. I have not been a fan for huge amount of time. Really? Let's be clear. Read my early books. I didn't, but it's like I always joke, there are three things that if these happen to me, don't be around me and they are especially if they happen all together if I'm cold and we've been in this situation together where I'm cold hungry and have to pee, it's like a bad situation. But you know, then I just decided, you know what? I'm going to really focus on this cold and see what happens. We got cold plunge. And, you know, once you're in it 30 seconds, your numb, so it doesn't matter. And then I let myself get out and shiver for 30 minutes or so. I was staying in there too long and I was talking to our buddy Marxist and he's like, JJ, you know, you don't need to shiver for four hours afterwards. I'm like, oh, you're a classical example of a really committed, powerful person. And the more you're like that you're willing to do the work. You're willing to work hard. The more likely you are to fall for the trap of working hard, which is if something is good, more of it must be better. Now, I don't normally do that, and I do too. You're a rockstar. You know, we've been friends for years. You're a total stud. But I was glad to hear I did not need to be in that damn thing for ten minutes. Right, so you were pushing yourself more than you needed to. So even 5 minutes gets you results. I've been doing four lately, so let's talk about why people would want to do this. Again, you know, I know it can start with something as simple as a cold shower to start, but what are the benefits of cold therapy, maybe talk a little bit about beige fat, all of that kind of stuff. Cold therapy does a lot of stuff, and it turns out one of the things that no one talks about until very recently is it's effect on dopamine sensitivity. And dopamine is that happiness and motivation chemical. And when you spend a few minutes in cold, in addition to making your body better at making you warm, better at making energy and heat, it also makes it so that your brain can experience happiness better throughout the day. So if you're someone who's dealing with just anxiety and depression, or even addiction, cold therapy, even social media addiction, cold therapy makes it easier for happiness to happen in the rest of your day. So it is a really powerful three minutes. And if you go to an upgrade labs, we do cry out with liquid nitrogen or really cold air. So that's a three minute thing without getting wet. But if you have a cold plunge at home because you can buy one for about 5 grand. And that was more convenient for you. You can do it. And if you don't have that, you can do a cold shower. And if that's too much or you live in Texas, like I do some of the time, then there's no cold water part of the air because it's really? Well, it's too hot. It's lukewarm. It's not cold enough that comes out of the tap. You go to Canada where I live the other part of the time. And that's cold water. So you get water that's 40°. This is water that's 60° in the top. So here's what you do. And this is in the bug, anyone can do this, and it's free 'cause it's actually a luxury. Okay, I'm gonna drive to 7 11, I'm gonna buy 5 bags of ice, throw them like trunk, drive home, open it up, put them in this tub that I have somewhere, put the water in, it's a huge amount of work. It takes an hour. And it's also expensive. So what you do instead is you take a salad bowl the size of your face, you put water in it, just maybe half full freeze it, and then the next morning, take it out, put tap water on top of it. And now the frozen water will make the rest of the water cold, and you take a deep breath and you don't just your face in. If you do just that, that gives you most of the benefits of the cold shower and the cold plunge. Not all. But most. It's called the dive reflex. How long do we dunk our face in there? Just 5 minutes, it's easy. Yeah. No one can breathe that long. I actually got to the point when I was doing this where I just bought a snorkel because it was easier. But most people, you can do 8 seconds, ten seconds, and you start getting like a mister freezy headache. But wow, after three days, your cells change. If something called cardiolipin in the mitochondrial membrane, but they become more powerful. So you do this on your face, it makes your nervous system stronger. Your vagal nerve gets better and your heart rate variability goes up.
"dave asprey" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert
"Way. So what I'm teaching in smarter not harder is, hey, I don't think you have enough time to do all the things you're supposed to do. Well, you should meditate for an hour. You should do at least a half hour of cardio, right? And probably another half hour of lifting weights, because you're a good person. You should probably do it every day. Oh, and you also should probably get a massage and well, I have two teenagers. I have 8 companies of a podcast that's won a webby and has 300 million downloads and four New York Times bestsellers. So I don't really want to do that. And so I started buying all the gear. Almost at any price that increases heart rate variability that makes humans more resilient. That gives us more and less time. And I put that together into upgrade labs. You walk in the door, we measure you. And then we give you a survey to say, okay, what's most important to you? And if you're someone who wants their energy in their brain back, we're going to treat you very differently than someone who says, oh, I just wanted to lose some weight. So we understand the relative value of each of your goals for your life. And then we apply AI algorithms to that. Let me tell you, go through the technologies we have in this order. And have them set this way. So it's a custom prescription to spend a very tiny amount of time to get results that would have taken many hours. As an example, JJ, can we talk about cardio real quick? Oh yeah, but when you said that you walk in the door, how are you measuring them? When they come in the door, we use an electrical scan that provides medical quality results, but this is a non medical facility, so you don't have to make it cost ten times more than it would cost, because any time you make something medical, you enter a realm of regulatory and a paperwork and things like that that don't provide any value or increase in safety because what we're doing is non medical. So we use an exceptionally expensive thing that will tell you via an electrical scan, whether you have fat in your liver or not, whether you have the dangerous kind of fat around your organs, where you have bone density, whether you have inflammation in your cells, whether your cells are dehydrated, and we do something that's another measure of how your mitochondria, the power plants and we'll call them factories in your cells, how they work. And that's based on how well your body can handle small amounts of electricity. So it's a highly technical scan, but it gives us thousands and thousands of data points. We combine that with your goal, and go, aha. Now we can tell you something that no one else can tell you how to do, which is how do we save the most time when you go through here? As an example, there's a study that shows if you do an hour of cardio 5 days a week, say a spin class, or climbing stairs or going for a run, any of the typical types of cardio treadmill work. That if you do that reliably for two months, so Monday through Friday, you're on the treadmill. Then you're going to improve your VO2 max. This is the gold standard for cardiovascular performance. You'll improve by 2%. 2%, 30 minutes, and we're talking steady state like zone two, style cardio training. That isn't even zone two, that can just be doing hills on the cardio machine. Almost no one does zone two on cardio. Zone two is a highly technical thing requires a heart rate monitor. I just tell people get to the point where you're slightly breathy, but better yet, do hit, which I think we're getting to, right? No. So we're not going to hit. Are we going to get to reduced exertion hit? Oh, it's almost like you read smarter not harder to do. I might have I might have looked at some of these things and went, yeah, I want to definitely get some details on this. A couple of other things too. Okay. Back to cardio. So about ten years ago, I started talking about high intensity interval training. So did you, because we're early adopters. And saying, hey guys, doing this 45 minutes to an hour of cardio doesn't work very well. So try doing maybe 5, one minute sprints and walking between them. And it'll take less time, you'll suffer some more, but you'll get better results. So along comes artificial intelligence and data science. And now we have three studies showing that reduced exertion hit, which is what we offer at upgrade labs amongst a whole bunch of other tech. If you do 5 minutes, three times a week, you will get a 12% improvement. 15 minutes a week instead of 5 hours and 6 times better change in your cardiovascular performance. What is reduced ignition hit as opposed to classic hit? Classic hit, you sprint, you walk for a minute, then you sprint, then you walk for a minute, then you sprint, then you walk for a minute. Now, what reduced exertion is, you only do two, and there's no walking in between. And this is an example, and I go through dozens of these in the book of a new principle in biology that I'm proposing. And I call it because it's a new principle, and they have to have fancy principle names. I call it slope of the curve biology, which is not a marketing term because a lot of my books are science books, but this is a very accessible. Here's what you do kind of book. What that means is that your body doesn't care how hard you work. It doesn't even like you to work hard. In fact, it goes against your body's operating system. What it does, though, is it says if you work really hard really quickly. So the edge of your capabilities and then as fast as humanly possible, you recover and come back down. And you have enough minerals. And you have enough building blocks in your body. The body goes, oh, Tiger almost ate me, but I got away. It's time to make myself stronger. If instead, though, you say, I did my first sprint, in other words, you're back in the class and the instructor says, okay, everybody stand on your pedals, make it harder. Pedal like this. Right? Then that's the same as a Tiger trying to eat you, but then instead of saying, okay, buddy, it's okay. You keep doing it for another 45 minutes. What that means is your body thinks I'm being hunted and I can't get away. And if you do that on a salad with no dressing and no protein, catabolic not only are you getting hunted, you're getting hunted during a famine. And so there's a stress response and that soaks up most of your energy instead of with reheat, you don't sweat. You barely even breathe hard, but with the AI system guiding and telling how to breathe, send out a calm down, everything like that, it is 5 minutes. And most of the time you're barely even moving. What I love about that too is that takes out that whole like, I'm in a time.
"dave asprey" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert
"Of all people, I think you would know. Well, an even worse than that is optimally healthy. Yeah. Everyone listening, if you think about this, you wanted your energy back. You wanted to lose weight. You wanted to gain muscle. You wanted your cardiovascular system. You wanted your brain to work again, or maybe you wanted to manage stress better. Each of those is a different goal and what we've done for all of these is only a few things that don't work very well. One of them is eat less, that doesn't work very well. Number two is, well, meditate. So sit somewhere with your eyes closed and think about nothing. Okay, there you go. The third one you can pick up rocks, maybe you concentrate them into iron plates. That's our biggest innovation in the last couple hundred years. Or maybe you run away from tigers, our big innovation there is you can do it on a treadmill so you don't have to actually move. But that's all of exercise. And the reality is none of those works very well on a permanent basis. You spend a lot of energy, a lot of time and you don't get great results. So I ask myself, what would happen if we actually use science and technology in order to find out how to get a signal into our body to make a change of the way we want? And the result of that is upgrade labs, which is a franchise. You can go to own and upgrade labs dot com and open one in your neighborhood. Nice. We will put all this in the show notes, too, because I know we have this and your conference so many things. Thanks, JJ. I'm just looking to make biohacking. It's already many millions of people do it, but my job is to lead the movement. You know, I think it's interesting too, because I look at this book and to me, this is the foundational book, like I like this one, this is like the book that comes after the bulletproof diet. This is the, it's like the Bible for biohacking. I want to even back it up a little bit because I still want you to define how would someone know if they're nervous system was not working well. But prior to that, you know, not everybody knows what bio hacking is. What? I know. I know. So let's define biohacking and let's also say, so how do you know if you're nervous systems not optimized? Biohacking is a movement that I started in 2011. And the definition when I first wrote it down was the art and science of changing the environment around you and inside of you so you have full control of your own biology. What that means is it's not the science of working really hard. To get the results you want. It's the science of changing something so that your body will change. And it gives you back control over your nervous system. Over the way your body does things. I was very frustrated. I was anxious all the time. I felt just extremely tired. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. And I had toxic mold poisoning. And I was fat, as I mentioned, but I had arthritis since I was 14. A lot of just really bad health stuff. My gut was off. So if I thought working hard was going to do this, working hard would have tweaked my nervous system because it wasn't in shape to work hard. It was already worn down. So imagine this, like, you're at the end of a marathon, and you're not feeling very good. And they're like, oh, well you're not feeling good. We need to run some more. That's actually what I was doing. Instead of saying, maybe you should rest and eat some stuff, and you put your feet up. So it turns out we're cyclical beings. And how do you know that your nervous system is blown out? Well, one of the things, if you have a sleep tracker, like I'm wearing a ring that does that, there's lots of watches and things. They'll do it. But all of them now have a sleep score that includes heart rate variability. Heart rate variability is a measure of how well recovered your nervous system is at night. So if you did something today, you know, I was going to be really healthy. So I only had solids and I lifted really heavy and then I ran 5 miles and did a hot yoga class because look at me I'm so powerful. That night, you're going to sleep a lot and you're going to get terrible sleep in your heart rate variability will be low. You overtrained and undernourished. And if instead you would have eaten a large amount of protein, including animal protein, good quality fats, and some carbs, maybe even if you tolerate them some garbanzo beans. I'm not promising that was the right one, but I mean, you could. I would typically say white rice or sweet potatoes might be better choices or even honey and fruit. Whatever your body needs, it turns out the person who ate after they worked out and ate the right way has recovered at night and they might have a much higher heart rate variability. So now you have a tool to say am I tweaked or am I not tweaked when you wake up in the morning? The only thing I've heard about where HRV should be is Peter atia saying that I think it was like, you know, if it's below 14, it's problematic. And they couldn't find any research to say that if it was above that it did anything. And I thought, I don't think that's the way we'd really want to be using HRV. We'd want to be using HRV to really learn where we're at, see what we can do to improve it. And then see how it's affected every day. So what is the number mean? Where do we want to be? How do we want to look at it every day? So it sounds really technical. When you look at HRV, what the heck, it's not as complex as it sounds. Imagine if your heart were to beat 60 times a second, just once every second. It would be a very even heartbeat. That's someone who has no variability in the spacing of the heartbeat because it's perfect like a metronome. But someone who's healthy and recovered, you might have 60 beats in a minute, but they're not spaced out, identically. They're kind of drifting all over the place. It's like they're playing a song. So you might have to dumb dumb, the dumb dumb, dad. Versus dad, dad, dad. It's that constant heartbeat. That is a classical sign of a stressed animal for all mammals. It's so funny it seems like it should be just the opposite. It turns out mother nature hates constancy. It loves rhythms. It loves cycles. And when your heart rate is cycling in its spacing, it means your body's happy. It means that you're not stressed. And when it thinks there's a Tiger, even if it's just another email or your boss young at you, or a bad relationship, or toxins, or lack of nutrients, it says there's a threat, get ready. And when you get ready, you start that even heartbeat. That's all it is. These are heartbeat dancing or is it drumming the standard unvarying rhythm? And the number there for variability is the percentage of how much it varies. Normally, yes, if your heart rate is below 14, you definitely have problems. But what most people find is after you've measured yourself for a month, you know where it usually is. And maybe yours is usually in the 30s or the 40s or the 50s, or the 80s or something. Higher is generally better. But you could say, well, what evidence do we have that 50s better than 40? There's a lot of observational evidence. But more importantly, if you're running normally say mid 30s or 40 and you change something in your life and it goes up to 50. Good job. And then the next night you have two glasses of wine and the pasta and the next morning it's at 14. You're like, oh, something makes it go up. Those are good things. And something makes it go down. Those are bad things. Now for me, I have a genetic sensitivity to Chile. And Cayenne and tonight shade vegetables. You don't. So for me, if I ate one of my favorite foods on earth, which is New Mexico, green Chile, not only am I gonna wake up with arthritis the next morning, but my heart rate variability tanks because it causes inflammation throughout my body. Now I know that's kryptonite for me, but it might not be for you. So all of a sudden you start knowing, oh, that's weird. Wine before bed equals lower heart rate variability equals I'm less recovered the next day. And you start almost effortlessly adjusting your life to do that. I would be shocked if anyone could do wine before bed and not tank their heart rate variability. I actually think it's possible to have one glass of wine before bed and not tank it. You just have to take a whole bunch of supplements with it to undo the damage it did
"dave asprey" Discussed on Ask The Health Expert
"Help so you can love how you look and feel right now and have the energy to play full out at 100. I literally called Dave asked me my brother and people were talking about they said, hey, your brother, Dave, and I went, oh, you're taking me seriously, but it's kind of when I met him, we went, oh, we're long lost family, though. I've got my brother Dave back on the show. He has a new book out, smarter, not harder. It really feels like the book that's the foundational book for everything that he does. We've been needing this book for a long time. And the tagline is the biohackers guide to getting the body and mind you want. What I really wanted to talk to him about here is the nervous system because I've really been digging into that over the last couple of years. We've probably should have dug into it a lot. Sooner, but it is clear to me that for all of us that are looking to be well beyond 40 and are well beyond 40, that our nervous system is like the priority focus. You want to make so sure as you're aging and aging well that you are not catabolic. All the time, right? Your body has to break down and build up and break down and build up better yet build up and break down. And so that's where your nervous system comes into play. So we are going to talk about some of the hacks he has. And by the way, in the book with super cool as he has what you can spend a lot of money on or you can spend no money on, so there's a way to do all of these different things that we'll talk about for free for a little bit of money at home or a lot of money or go to one of his upgraded labs. Let me tell you a little bit about my buddy Dave. He's known as the father of biohacking, he's multiple New York Times bestselling author of game changers headstrong and the bulletproof diet, which I wrote the forward to. He created bulletproof coffee, and now has danger copy, which is a micro mineral rich coffee. He has the human upgrade podcast, and which was the webby award winning number one rated health show, he's the founder and CEO of upgrade labs, and he also has a 40 years of zen company that I've gone to. We're going to talk about that as well. So lots of cool stuff that he's involved with. I'm going to put all of that in the show notes and also a 14 day free sleep course that you'll be able to get in some other cool bonus codes you'll hear about in the interview and that will all be a virgin dot com slash smarter and with that I will be right back with Dave, stay with me. So I think one of the big challenges people have is they get 40 plus. I always call it, you got no margin for error, but that if you've not been doing things to take care of your nervous system, you're going into a deep hole. And I have you to thank for basically bullying me, Dave. Into going to 40 years of zen, but that was sort of the beginning of just becoming even aware of all this that I would always ignore. I do an adrenal salivary index periodically, realize how much I'd messed everything up. Try to fix half heartedly and then go do it again. So I'm super excited to talk about all of this because I think you have really been on this path for a long time of hacking your nervous system. What you need to do to really get this thing dialed in. So I want to start with basically, why does this matter? How would you know you had an issue? Why does this matter? How does it impact you? Well, if you have a nervous system that doesn't work, you're not going to get results from all of the work that you do. And this happened to me, when I weigh 300 pounds, I would go to the gym 6 days a week, 90 minutes a day, JJ, half weights, half cardio, and at the end of all of that, for 18 months, just religiously going to the gym. Even if I was sick, even if I didn't sleep, it didn't matter. It was just my top priority. Low fat, low calorie diet. And you think I was walking wall of muscle, I still have the same size pants. I was a 46 inch waist. I didn't lose the weight. And I was so thoroughly indoctrinated in the calorie message that I figured it was probably because I'm eating too much lettuce because I already had a dressing in the chicken is too high calorie. I kind of feel like I was abused by the calories in calories out bullies. And there's still a few of them on the Internet today and they walk around telling you a Snickers bar in a Diet Coke will cancel each other's it doesn't work like that. So what was going on with me at the time is I was over training and my nervous system was not in good shape. And I see this happening over and over. To people, where maybe you handled it well when you were in your 20s, and you say, okay, well, I'm in my early 30s, and I just can't handle it quite as well. Maybe it's aging or maybe I should take better care of myself or something. And we make up these excuses, but your nervous system takes hits along the way and you take toxic kids and you probably haven't been nourishing yourself with the right foods. So no wonder things are declining, but even if you eat the right foods, if your nervous system is stuck in fight or flight, then we have an issue. That's something that I had to address in order for me to get to where I am today. My new book, smarter, not harder. I talk about a lot of this, but I'm about 8% potty fat. I'm never hungry. We have to show that before we really started recording, we were like having the look at my abs. Look at my abs. Maybe we'll put that picture somewhere at some point. But my abs have stretch marks on them just to be really clear because I was fat. And in my entire life, if you'd have told me when I was 25, Dave, someday, you're going to be in men's health magazine with your shirt off. I would have been like, yeah, right. And I'll be in Vogue. And it turns out both of those have happened to me. Because it turns out, when you fix your nervous system and you fix your diet, you don't even need to exercise very much in order to get the results you want. You can exercise if you want to, but I'm seeing a lot of people do what I did, which is you exercise a huge amount, you don't nourish properly, and you put your nervous system into this really bad place. So you start declining, and then you realize, well, I have to work out more. It's the same thing I did when I was a vegan. I'm like, oh, I must not be vegan enough because it worked at first, but now that I'm breaking my teeth and I'm cold all the time and I have rashes and autoimmunity and I'm getting weak. How do you become more vegan? Oh, well, it's easy. You know, maybe I should be a raw vegan. Maybe honey really is an animal product. And maybe I just need to force more kale down my throat. Right? And I have the juicers and sprouting and all that kind of stuff. And it just didn't work. What I'm looking for is the things that let us get the results we want while we live our lives. And that's why smart and harder was worth writing. Because you and I both JJ could spend all day biohacking going to the gym, getting a massage, doing all the things that make us stronger and at the end of the day, we've done nothing that we wanted to do. So that doesn't work from what is my experience as a human being, kind of perspective. So how do you, if you say I have 30 minutes a day, how do you know what to do? And that's why I wrote this book. In fact, with AI with new technologies, there are ways that you can handle the 5 big requests that people have. These 5 requests come from upgrade labs. Upgrade labs is the world's first biohacking center. And it opened one under Arnold Schwarzenegger's office and you've been there, JJ. And this is maybe 8 years ago in Santa Monica. And since then, it's inspired an industry. There's a bunch of sort of small versions of this. But what I've been doing is getting data and looking at dozens of different pieces of biohacking knowledge and equipment to figure out what works and what people actually asking for. And what I wrote in smart and hard is here's the trick. It's not, I want to be healthy because, I mean, JJ, do you even have a definition for what being
"dave asprey" Discussed on The Life Stylist
"Go to danger coffee, dot com slash Luke and use the code Luke. This one, my Friends was a wild ride, so strap in and hang on as we welcome Dave asprey back to the lifestyle list podcast.
"dave asprey" Discussed on The Life Stylist
"Based on all the stuff he gets into, he's probably going to be the one to do it. Now it's been a couple years since Dave and I dropped in so it was fun to catch up on the latest and greatest in the world of biohacking. But since we've already done two episodes on that topic and God knows I've done many more, I wanted to stray a bit here and get into some spicier stuff this time. And as you might know, Dave does a ton of podcast appearances, but I assure you, this is not your run of the mill, Dave asprey interview. Here's a little taste of some of the mischief we get into on this episode. Dave's moved to Austin on the heels of his recent divorce. The perils of living on an island in Canada during a three year period of tyranny. His unique perspective on experimental vaccines, how he managed to get his contrarian info out despite censorship and warnings from the government, the rarely discussed and unglamorous challenges of having your own farm. How a vegan diet wrecked his health and his teeth and why he doesn't recommend it. We also discussed the ethics of eating meat and the horrors of factory farming, both of animals and plants. And the ancient sole contracts between humans and the animals we eat. The backlash he gets from Internet trolls when he debunks the calories in, calories out theory, and why that won't help you lose weight. And his thoughts on why so many fitness crazes like cardio are a waste of time. And we of course spend some time exploring his new book, smarter not harder, which is essentially about embracing laziness as a way to cultivate more energy. So I was definitely on board with that. And we get into some really cool stuff like electrical stimulation and neurofeedback for enhanced brain function. And why spirituality and emotional healing is critical to overall wellness. And dealing with self obsession and escapism by biohacking. We also got his current thoughts on EMF and what to do about it. And then we get into some of the deep cuts in the smart drug realm, discussing things like phenibut, modafinil, Debra nail, and even microdosing psychedelics. And Dave shares why he's no longer repping bulletproof the company he founded. And finally, the nitty Gritty on moldy coffee and why he infused trace minerals into his new danger coffee to make it even more potent. And by the way, he brought me a couple bags of this stuff and no joke. It's pretty incredible. And if you want to check out the danger coffee for yourself with a 10% discount,
"dave asprey" Discussed on Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik
"Dave asprey. And for those of you who don't know, he's been on the show many times, probably more than almost anybody else. He's the founder of bulletproof coffee, the bulletproof diet. He's a podcast host, and he's a New York Times bestselling author, his newest book is called smarter, not harder. This is the bio hackers guide to getting the body and mind that you want. Welcome back on the show, buddy. Jim, I am so happy I'm gonna get to see you with the conferences here. It's always fun to hang out. And you're always very humble. But guys, Jim is a massively powerful brain coach. So I always appreciate your work and your help for me. I appreciate you so much. So this book, which I've read, I was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy as a system for targeting bio hacks aimed at upgrading your metabolism, your epigenetics, your neurological systems. And I want to talk about the laziness principle, which is the first section or the first chapter of this book. What is it? And this is a new concept that you're introducing. To this field. It's not a concept that you're going to hear about. It's a new addition to the way we think about neuroscience and all. We know that your body evolved. All animals bodies evolved to save energy. And because that's one of the ways you avoid starving to death. This is by not just wasting energy running around doing all sorts of stuff. And that's built into your hardware. It's built into the meat of your body. It turns out there's a third of a second lag time between when something happens in the world around you. And when your brain gets the first signal to something happened. So during that third of a second, you're operating system is in charge, not you. And it gets to look at the choice between the couch with the pizza or the gym. And it makes the gym look really unattractive and it makes the couch look really attractive. And then we feel guilty about that. How is it that I would want the couch when I know that wanting the gym is better? You can stop feeling guilty about lazy impulses. Those are designed to keep your meat alive and they are natural and they are healthy. The good news about laziness, it's fueled all human progress. We got tired of walking, so we figured out we could ride horses. We got tired of feeding horses, so we built cars, like progress happens because we don't want to do work. It's actually noble to only do work that matters. And wasted effort is wasted. So it's okay. Just acknowledge you're lazy and that that motivates you. Even though you've been taught since you were a child that anyone who's even slightly lazy is a bad person and is certainly going to help. So you kind of dump that program and you say, all right, I am going to be very selective about the work I do. So I can do the things that matter. And recognizing the same time that your body doesn't want you to do that. So you feed the body what it wants, which is laziness coupons. Jim, have you ever gone out and bought something nice? That was a $100 off. And you come back and you say, I saved a $100. Yeah. Absolutely. Have you ever come back and said, yay, I spent $300. And I say I'm sorry. No. Why do we focus so much on the discount? Because our operating system is lazy and it likes to save energy and time and money. And marketers have figured out that a discount or something free, it feels ten times bigger than it actually is because of our operating system. They are hacking us. What I want you to do is read smarter not harder and use the laziness principle to say, I did the 5 minute cardio thing that Dave talked about without any sweating without changing clothes. It works 6 times better than going to the gym and getting all sweaty. I'm going to celebrate the fact that I just saved 50 minutes of sweat. And instead of telling yourself, I'm going to go do something mildly hard. You say, I'm going to go save a bunch. And your body will make it look attractive to save. So you can use your own desire for laziness to motivate you to exercise. To do your brain training exercises. To do anything you want, you just focus on how much you save instead of how much you do. And the body's dumb. It's very fast, but it's dumb. It'll listen. And understanding, there is someone else inside you making couches and pizza look attractive. That's natural. It's normal, it's okay. This is a great lens to look at the things through. You know, we talk a lot about in our work, the power of mindset. So it's not necessarily more. It's about potentially doing less. So how can you achieve peak brain performance and wellness by doing less? There's a chapter in here and I'll reference and chapter 9 target brain and neuro fitness and you actually open up with a gorilla in the wild who has never seen a mirror before. This is interesting. There are YouTube videos of this. They'll hang a mirror up in the jungle, and the first time a gorilla comes by, it'll smash the mirror and thinks it's another gorilla. But then after a little while, it goes, oh wait, that's me. And it gets a sense of self. And then it starts looking at itself in the mirror. Look, that's what I look like because you don't know what you look like. And then it'll smile and it'll find spinach or whatever they eat in their teeth. And then it'll actually scrape its teeth because it never knew that they existed. Your mind is like that ape. It doesn't have nerves inside itself. It doesn't know what it's doing. All it cares about is solving the world around you. And it works in concert with your body to sort out all sorts of things that it's not going to show you. And then it lets you see a super tiny slice of what's actually out there. And that's sort of like your user interface on reality. But your meat operating system, it's programmed to get alerted, like your phone gets these dumb alerts that just go off all the time and interrupt you. Your mind is getting disrupted by these various things. So one of the techniques that works really well is neurofeedback. And you can do the 40 years of zen neurofeedback, which is an expensive superhero brain kind of thing. But my new franchise that's opening across the country dozens of locations right now is called upgrade labs. And we're doing neurofeedback there. So since you've got your cardio, you've got 6 times better results than the spin class. Let's take the next 25 minutes. Let's do some neurofeedback and train your brain. Let's hold up the mirror like we did to the ape so your brain can actually rewire itself so that you feel better. You actually perform cognitively better and do I know you've done neurofeedback it works. It's not available very well at home. There's consumer grade devices, but we're talking about like the big guns. And we're opening dozens of locations to do it. You don't have to go to my location, though. I just want you to know it's possible because there are many other technologies in smart and harder to give you more control of your brain in less time. Okay, so we talked about the power of neurofeedback, and we're going back to sleep because that sends you for so many people and what are some of the things that you do in terms of optimizing your sleep so that you have the mental energy, you talk a lot about in headstrong, mitochondria, what can you be doing to enhance our sleep so we can have greater cognitive performance? Smarter, not harder is organized in these 5 big sections. And it's, what do you do first? One of them is my muscle, one of them is I want more cardio. Another one is I want my brain to work better. The whole chapter on neurohacks, you just talked about. And then there's one on resilience. I want to handle stress better. And then there's a 5th one, which is I want my energy back. I feel drained all the time. I want to get that back, or I want to lose weight. Those are the same thing. So you'll notice I didn't say sleep. And I didn't say sex. But there are other additional chapters because it turns out sleep supports all of those goals. I can't put it in one of those goals. It's so foundational. And some people, their health goal actually is that they want actually to get their sex drive back. And again, all of those things support that. So those didn't fit into the 5 big buckets because sleep is so foundational. What I do for sleep is a lot of things. In fact, if I wanted to summarize it for you, go to sleep with Dave dot com, is totally free. This is everything I know about getting more sleep in less time. And it's just a gift. Because I don't know how to teach it in the time we've got. I will tell you the true dark glasses are important. Having a room that is absolutely dark at night is important. Dimming the lights or wearing the glasses for a couple hours before bed, it matters. And not eating after the sun goes down. That also helps greatly. Cooling your room. So there's now a set of steps that we figured out over the last maybe 15 years that is really, really powerful. And it just lets you go to bed. It takes three minutes or less for me to fall asleep every single night. And then I stay asleep. And I wake up feeling great. And I've got an hour and a half or two hours of deep sleep and rem sleep, even if I sleep 6 hours. I could not do this 15 years ago. I was a 5 minutes of deep sleep, 5 minutes of rem sleep if I was lucky kind of guy. I had terrible sleep. I fixed it. Now I just wanted to you mentioned a couple of times meet OS, right? And so maybe you can explain what that is. Sure. Your meat operating system is what runs everything before you get a chance to do anything about it. We can measure your brain speed. It's called P 300 D in neuroscience. And what it is is the gap between when I snap my fingers, and when your brain first gets an electrical signal that a sound happened. And you would think, well, as soon as the speed of sound gets there, then the brain got the signal. The brain doesn't. There's a third of a second where your body is manipulating stuff, holding onto the signal, deciding whether it should show it to you, and then it shows it to you. And you can't see the gap, I can't see the gap. But we can measure it, like at a 40 years of zen style lab where you have electrodes on the head and you go, oh, that's weird. The sound happened, and then there's this gap. And there's another person or another consciousness in there deciding things without being able to see it. It's actually really creepy. So that meat operating system, it has a lag time. And I mentioned a third of a second. If you're over 30, it's probably about there. It gets a little bit longer with age. And if you're 18 or you have an unusual brain, it might be a quarter second or 250 milliseconds. All the brain hacking stuff that I've done, Jim, I still have an 18 year old's response time, which means I get the signal from reality about a quarter second after it happens. And an average person our age is going to get at about a third of a second after reality. That's when you see Bruce Lee playing ping Pong. I'm not Bruce Lee at ping Pong, but my brain at least notices reality more quickly than is normal by a long shot. I still haven't trained my body to hit the ping Pong paddle like he does. But my ability to do that, that's by virtue of brain training by the stuff that you teach by the stuff that I teach. By having more energy in the brain, by increasing neuroplasticity. Yeah, Bruce Lee, he talked about hacking away at the essentials, right? The thing that non essentials, if you will, and that when you subtract those habits, that take away or the people that are kind of like energy vampires, sometimes when you subtract, you could actually multiply, you mentioned resilience and recovery is a big thing too. It's a new principle in the book and it's not a very good name. It's called slope of the curve biology. But what we used to think was that working hard for long period of time, that that's what makes things change. So I'm going to just lift 5 more sets. I'm just going to push or I'm going to do a marathon wasn't enough. I'll do a double marathon. I'm just going to do something to make myself stronger. Well, your meat operating system is dumb. It doesn't know why you're doing that. So it assumes that something's hunting you. And what works really well is to turn on a stressor really quickly. And to go from like, I'm walking in the forest. I'm so tired too. Oh my God, there's a Tiger and you run as fast as you can. And then if you just calm down really, really quickly. And you have enough nutrients in your body. The body says, oh, I got away. I'm safe. Let me fix that. And then it improves your performance. But if you do it most of us do because we're good people and we believe in working hard is we don't tell the body it's safe after that first big sprint. We just run at half speed for the next half hour. What the body thinks is, oh, something must be hunting me. I got away at first, but I keep running. Why would I keep running? I don't want to run. I want to lay on the couch and eat pizza. Since the driver, you is making the body do that, the body just decides I'm going to allocate resources to stress management not to improvement. I teach you in smart and harder is how do I get a signal in quickly and how do I return to baseline as fast as possible? And you do that, you can get 6 times better results in a tiny fraction of the time. And you can do this for muscle. We've got three to 5 times faster muscle. We've got, actually, it's 12 times faster per minute on the cardio. Improvements. And we've got the same thing for brains. We've got the same thing for stress management. It's just teaching the body. You almost failed and now you're safe. And if you can do both of those very quickly, the body's like, oh, I got this. Let me transform. So we're taking the 10,000 hour rule and we're saying, no, maybe it's closer to a 500 hour rule, but those 500 hours had to be followed by amazing recovery. And I'm familiar with having gone to your upgrade labs and I read the book. Using a cycle in a certain way or a cheap machine. For recovery, how about temperature? Heat and cold. So with temperature, same thing, you jump into a hot sauna and the body very quickly heats up. Way more than it would lay in the sun. Oh man, okay, the cells create a cell danger response. They start making molecules similar to exercise molecules. And if you jump in really, really cold water, thereafter, what you're doing is you're changing the slope of the curve. So suddenly it got really hot or really cold way faster than it ever would unless you were going to die. Like someone put you in an oven or you fell through the ice. That's the only time you'd ever be that colder that hot. So the body starts getting ready for it, but before you reach the point of damage, you come out and you switch it to something else or you just recover and go about your day. And now the body says, okay, I got a signal to change. I recognize that might happen again. I have enough capacity right now because I'm calm. But if instead you did cold hot cold hot cold hot and then you ran a marathon, well eating only kale, the body would just say something's trying to kill me. I don't know what's going on here, but I ended up putting one ounce of energy to improving myself. I'm just going to get ready for the next torturous challenge. So I can keep my meat alive. What's something that people could do right now as they finished this episode that you would recommend that would move the needle and help them become the work smarter versus harder. You could see if there's an upgrade labs in your neighborhood and you go to upgrade labs dot com or you could go to own and upgrade labs dot com and you could open a biohacking center in your town that has neurofeedback like we just described and all of the technologies that give people other time and energy back. Highly recommend anyone who wants to work smarter, not harder is top of my list is to read. Dave has two decades plus north of two decades of doing this and he puts it into a book and you could read that book in a couple of days, right? Many of you can. I know that for a fact because you could download decades in the days. And that for me, that's working smart, first working hard. Dave, where do people get their copy so they could start getting their guide to getting the body and the mind that they want. Go to a local indie bookstore and pay in cash if you really want to do the most for the owners of the bookstore. But you can buy smarter and harder anywhere you like to buy books. And I did record my own audiobook for it in my voice. So if you listen to my show, then I'll be the one reading it. And truly, this book of all the books I've written, this is going to give you the most time and energy back. Because that's what it's about. There's stuff you feel like you're supposed to do. You're probably not doing it. That's okay, I don't do it all the time either. But when I do it it counts so much, I get the results. I'm 8% body fat. I'm never hungry. And I spend 15 minutes a week doing upgrade lab style workouts. The stuff works. Everyone get their copy of a smarter, not harder. Their favorite indie bookstore or get it online as well. And if you've enjoyed this episode, make sure you take a screenshot of this and tag a post it online tag Dave or make sure you tag me so we get to see it and share one thing you got out of this episode that you want your fans, your followers, your Friends, to be able to see because then you get to be able to pay it forward. Dave asked three. Thank you so much for being back on our show and congratulations again on the new book. Thanks, Jim. I always appreciate you. All right, everyone. Make sure you leave a review. Subscribe to YouTube. Join our almost 1 million YouTube subscribers, leave a review, share it as you will. And to our next episode, be limitless everyone. All right, take care. Want to double your brain speed and memory power? If you'd
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"Ozone dot com. Okay got it so. Hopefully you'll hear some cool stories about ozone therapy and and whatnot. I think it's it's just worth it and this is one of those things that is just coming online. I asked mark hyman. Yeah yeah mark has been on the show dear friend in we're at some medical conference somewhere and we're both on a panel and the the panelists moderator said. Hey guys what is over the next five years. What are the new things coming. Online that are going to be most effective marks. Actually i think it's ozone. And i'm one hundred percent alignment with that. So part of my job here is to to shine the light of attention on stuff that really works that is cost effective and one of the things that that really attracted me your stuff as you're saying look we got the costs down so instead of being a few grand is nine hundred and fifty bucks and this is for hundreds and hundreds of treatments that you can use on your whole family as long as you how to do it right number one thing. Don't breathe stuff. You need to do it and even before you stick it somewhere. Go doctor try it. Once you know get taught how to do it or at least look videos on The doctors ozone site. That are going to teach you how to do it safely so you you can't harm yourself if you don't know what you're doing do not breathe. Do not put it on your dogs and stuff like that. You know any animals any people that breathe this it can be really harmful But when it's done properly it is very safe and really effective. Thanks for coming. On and website g. r. s. ozone dot com doctors ozone and. That's where you can learn more. I guess slash bulletproof specific page. That runs over like biohacking kind of stuff. Doctors ozone does have more stuff it's could more medically based as you put together some special stuff. That people like i go to the website cover. You like to go there and learn a bunch of stuff. It'll be cool. Yeah all right thanks man. Yeah happy to be here. Thanks if you like. Today's upset you know to do. Get a bag of ozone and stick it. Okay you could do something else as well but What i would like you to do though is visit the webpage and just learned something about ozone therapy. I've got a few things on the bulletproof website. I mentioned the other podcast with some of the luminaries in the field. But just take five minutes. See what the says and put it in your arsenal of things you can do to increase your biology and if you ever really sick and nothing's working telling you ozone ozone ozone bulletproof radio was created a hosted by dave asprey the producer darcy himes.
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"You have someone who has been studying this a lot longer than i have. There is really good evidence that you shouldn't burn your food. What's worse burns carbs or burned me. Animal foods are higher innately in the ages than the command. The plant based foods. If you're gonna burn anything. Burn the plan foods. You shouldn't be burning those either but quite frankly it's the bag. Location and products can be found just generally in higher fat animal foods Exactly so that barbecue that tastes so good. Might not be the best way to cook it. And i'm sorry to say that. I don't want to tell you that you should barbecue. I'll tell you that. I got rid of my grill fifteen years ago even though i'm really good with it because it just it i could feel a difference. I'm you actually do feel the inflammation difference. If you're tuned inflammation in your body but you you talk about something. I didn't know you talk about cer- two in one and david sinclair has been on. We've talked about certain written about it. But you found a link between advanced education end-products products these compounds from overcooked meat and carbs. And just from having too much sugar in the body there's a link between those and cer- to in one. Can you talk about what that is. Will the higher the advanced like haitian products in the tissues. The less the less of these Survival ginger finding in nevada. And i got this information from helen. Both sarah that actually did the research on advanced location and products at rockefeller university in the ninety s. So the idea was that she was looking at diabetes and found advanced location. An products were probably the true root causes of diabetes. Not just the end. Proud derived diabetes with the root cause. And the more that you have these in your tissues the less you have of these very healthful. Survival repair genes the search group that you refers to win the research. So you gotta get rid of these high. He products high dry products. And don't over cook your foods and if you're going to grill you should marinate because that will help decrease the advanced like location product. So there little tricks of the trade that ride radical on javadi and the marinade should probably have rosemary and oregano. And thyme minute. i'm guessing. Say there you go all those in my backyard. Which is there for a reason now. Something that stands out. All of this stuff was known by someone on the planet who had studied it when i was sixteen and between sixteen and about twenty two i hit three hundred pounds. So the information wasn't widely distributed. It was hard to find and feel getting easier to find in just knowing that it was there. But i didn't know it still kind of irritates me as one of the things that that motivates me to keep sharing the stuff that i do And something else that. I was totally unaware of Despite having lots of knee surgeries as a young man. Is your rule number four about faster and fast as a sheet or that band of tissue that holds your organs in on the outside muscles that thin layer that you find in a stake. That's on the outside of it. What is your view of the role of fashoda in humans as we age. And what you do to make it stay healthy well. It gets stuck in frozen quite frankly from repetitive movements. For sitting on podcast or sitting in your phone with your your head been forward. So a lot of arthritis i think and be stuck or frozen flashes so you have to make sure that it's well nourished well moisturised Acid comes into play taken internally. That's where cupping and meditation and massage comes into play jumping on the trampoline and lots of movement. That's why that's so very important very simplistic with people. Overlook and don't appreciate the importance of movement for the russia the It's interesting you mention cupping if you if you go to The dave asprey box. I'm pretty sure that's on. Aspirin dot com. But i have a curated box. I'm looking at a set of cups right now for the next one having been decided on them yet. But it's such a cool thing and you'll see you know chinese energy practitioners with You know the light stuff. You know alcohol to create suction and there's a lot of traditional uses. But you can do it yourself with a little. Bit of training without fire and alcohol just with little bits of suction. So it's it's a neat thing. And i think it's is coming of age where more and more people realizing that something's happening with coming. How often do you do it yourself once a week. I do cupping once a week. And i find it. Very helpful in removing adhesions frozen. Fasha internal scars beautiful. You rule number five activate silo rejuvenation. And this is one that i really like. How do you look sailor rejuvenation. I make sure that the cell membrane is well nourished with the right kind of fast. And in that case i use hempseed oil because my motto is become hampton find. It's one of the only oils in his not rancid of the gla family. Our us about one to two tablespoons today day. And i make sure. Also that i take a lot of reebok signaling molecules which the cellular messengers to do enhance celebrate cellular rejuvenation so the whole protocols in the book. I also make sure that. I don't weaken the south by exposing myself to a lot of ems is ems can actually weaken the cell membrane by destroying the calcium in the in the cell itself. Hemp oil is high. Mega sex in it is easily destroyed by light and heat and air and even in the body. Why if we're focused on these other fats than you mentioned. Gla before like evening primrose oil. Why would you go with that high volume of omega six. Because i find it contains a perfect ratio of omega six mega three three to one ratio and i also find that is very helpful against radiation. It's the best oil. We have found to clear up. The scan might people of uses for about three years in what we find that it clears of rises in two weeks. So it's a good six hempseed oil. The refrigerated organically express. Yes indeed so. I think you said two things. They're refrigerated omega six oil. And i have to double down on that for you for everyone listening. If you're gonna do it. It has to be refrigerated stability right exactly..
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"Com which supports a charitable stuff around kobe. And just overall you bet you've inspired so many people you inspired me inspired or upgrade collective members on the line today and i wish you the very best going forward thank you thank you so much. Thanks for having me today. We got a good episode of good collective because have any Any final questions here. I was channeling their questions through to you. Bonnie had a couple of good ones in one wanna raise a hand in ask. Amanda question as we're finishing up which is the middle of the afternoon so deborah's ready so if you can do one question from deborah deborah gopher it. Let's see if we can channel your audio properly. Amanda i'm a member of the san diego theater community and i send my love. I don't know nick. Are you personally. But i have that. We know a lot of people in common and we watched your hall Your saga and your strength was Phenomenal from what we saw. And we our hearts for just hurting for you. And as you know all the theatres broadway still shut down and most regional theaters are still shut down. Nine is just wondering if you had any wisdom or or A message that you want us to send to all the stage actors out there who are still out of work. I think If anyone's gonna come back bigger and better and stronger after this it's show people there's no people like show people. They smile when things are down. We sing about it. I mean broadway is gonna come back. These theaters are gonna come back with bigger and better jazz hands than you could ever imagine. Because it's just a nate in our blood to wanna get back and create and perform and when it happens it will happen and it'll be safe and it'll be grand and it'll be wonderful to be able to go back into theater into see a live show and just hold on tight. It's coming at so close. It is so so close. It's been a journey but it's coming back and and it's gonna be bigger and better than than ever there. you go. deborah that's That's pretty darn inspiring. I think right by the way All of the stuff that people are pining for the the cruise ship industry. The the most expensive suites are selling out right away at the conference. The first time. I've done in a couple years in in-person event coming up The biking conference the vip ticket sales are through the roof. So if i'm gonna go. I wanna go all the way so i think when the theaters open. We're gonna see people saying i want the front row. People are so excited to just be back doing things that i think that you know that appreciation for stage for musicals for being able to go to see a show i think is going to be so gratifying for the performers. Because it's really art. That is just missing right. Now in everyone's life will thank you for that Extra bit of inspiration for all of the people working in in show business because it is a part of human society and it really matters in. We can't go for years without it because that's not how humans work beautiful. Well guys from the upgrade collective thank you for all of your Your audience support today. And i will see you guys if you want to in about another half hour because days of day will be a fun interview coming up here and amanda thank you for your time and your energy and all the good stuff. You're doing that really appreciate you and always here to help. Thank you so much so nice to meet you. Bulletproof radio was created. This hosted by dave asprey the executive producer darcy. Himes podcast.
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"Hi you're listening to bulletproof. Radio with dave asprey. Today's going to be a fun conversation. That ought to be able to stay up on itunes so talking about the new normal with abc news chief. Medical correspondent jennifer ashton md or as. She's commonly known chen doctrine. Welcome to the show. Thank you david so good to be with you. This is a cool episode. Because we've got about fifty people from the upgrade collective in our live audience. And i'm going to ask them for questions during this show and at the end brings them on live. And if you're listening is going what. The heck is upgrade collective. This is my mentorship and membership group. Which you just pay a monthly fee. But i have a whole team if you answer all of your questions about biohacking and all of that and i participate as well with weekly calls and it's been huge amount of fun so that means i get to actually look at all the people they get early access like the so if you wanna be a part of the community. Our upgrade collective dot com. Now let's get into it because your book. The new normal came out in february. And we're recording this. Oh about three four months later. What has changed from when your book. I hit the market and now because things are moving so rapidly. Is there anything that you saying. I wish i'd have said that if you're longtime listener you probably heard one of the early bull prio podcast featuring andy nihilo from alatorre natural skin care. If you haven't it's quite a story. He was in a hidden as a pedestrian and it almost killed him shattered. His job broke his ribs and left him unrecognizable though. He is a model and actor unhappy with the skin care products. He was finding on store shelves and trying to heal really really quickly. He went full on bulletproof and started using himself to heal his own scars as a guinea pig. And he source ingredients from all over the world and talked about what he had done to heal to the point. He could work against six weeks after having major surgery on his face and that led to the creation of seventeen different alatorre products that earned four awards over six years and he launched it.
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"Just not. It's not compatible with you. Yeah what's whenever you talk about. It seems so common sense. I don't have a lot of reactor In this in this realm of this is like the limit. Essentially you ran your own elimination diet right. You like found out for you and women diets. Are this complex things. I was really motivated. Because i had a lot going on And a proper elimination diet takes about eighteen months to do and you go through these really complex algorithms where you don't even think from this category for four days and this and that it's just much so what you do yeah is in. My first book called the bulk of diet for two weeks. You're only foods in the green neighborhood and most people feel incredibly amazing on this. Like wow. I can't believe how as much energy i don't dark. Mazza bloated in my muffin. Top went away. This is awesome right at the end of two weeks like have pizza beer and cheesecake and wake up the next morning. And now you've proven to yourself that something is messing with you and it's not a built in moral failing or a weakness. It's actually something that you're doing and then that's where you get into the suspect food neighborhood. Which of these is guilty. If i'm not the right way again for a little while. So i feel really good and then i'm going to eat some stuff and see what happens but the cool thing is switched to fast this way the new book if you fast for sixteen or eighteen hours you're taking in no food toxins. Nothing you're allergic to and you're generally going to feel pretty good at the end of the fast and then you eat and after you eat you like man. I just completely got knocked over within. You know it was something in that meal and then you do it again the next day and if you wake up profoundly angry it was totally. We add for dinner. That's what caused it. You should wake up and back. i don't want to eat for awhile. And the cool thing about doing an intermittent fast for a major sixteen hours without food. That would have seemed crazy to me. But if you think about it have dinner. Saved finished dinner at five. Thirty six o'clock to make math year if four hours before bedtime you've got about ten. Don't have snacks after dinner. Then you sleep for eight hours. You've already gone twelve hours of food right. If you can do four more hours you wake up at six. Am you wait till ten am. Eat something you've just sixteen hour fast. But it's not that big of a deal but if you wake up like i'm so hungry have hunger cravings. You seriously just smacked herself in the face with your dinner and it may be because you ate the fried stuff at the restaurant with the bad inflammatory oils. That cause more inflammation than smoking a cigarette. That's what french fries do. The average restaurant I don't think should smoke either. But a cigarette caused information for eight hours and french fries for forty eight hours. They're both not good for you. And maybe you had you know the charred meat when you eat blackened meet that black and stuff changes your gut bacteria and it causes a wave of inflammation. You should've had it cooks differently. So i teach all of this stuff in my books. And even i have a a one year class artesia. All of my book is called the upgrade collective where i've got hundreds of people sort of going through and learning all this stuff right. Teach my books because it's such important knowledge and get it dialed. Then you realize there's a universe of food out there and most of it you can eat during a famine and you won't die and that's the function of being able to eat all that stuff but if you learn for your own biology this works really well and it doesn't work suddenly you carve that universe out and say when i have control of my food which is pretty much all the time especially if you very comfortable with fasting go. There's nothing us. This restaurant give team veggies or a salad. Or whatever. Because i don't either us this up because it's not what's right for me if you go to chili's i promise you. There is nothing there other than white iceberg lettuce. That is safe to eat nothing. It's all made with bad fats and stuff. You don't want so but you're just comfortable saying i'm going to be played in have a or i'm just comfortable having some water and i'm totally happy right without a sense of of starvation or denial or deprivation or anything like that and when you can do it without pain and without willpower. That's because you're biology works. The difference between a craving and hunger is something i never under- stood a craving as i really want that if i don't eat soon i'm going to kill someone and eat them. That's one side of it then. Hunger is i. It'd be nice. Eat in the next couple of hours. But if i don't i'll be a hungers gentle cravings are profound. I never felt hungry in my life until i learned about intermittent fasting in the whole bulletproof diet because there. It's a very different feeling and for me to say it'd be nice. Have lunch today. But i just had a meeting pop up so i'll just have dinner today but there is no. Oh my god. I'm so afraid of being hungry. All that's gone. It's just it's not there and it's not about starving yourself. It's not about leaning into new feeling gnawing intense hunger. That's what i don't think fasting is. That's a spiritual fast when you want to spend a weekend or like i did four days in a cave. Meditating journaling and resting. Well we're talking about here is a working fast your fasting for higher performance a better brain a better metabolism and it feels good to do it. And that's why there's fasting hacks things that you can do during the fast that make you. Don't suffer because being a high-performance state investing is very different than being in a spiritual state investing and we get those two mixed up now. I i've got one practical question. Is you know if as the increase of kind of gut health has come to the surface you know partially due to your work and lots of you know this has been a burgeoning field of study a lot there have been a lot of sensitivity tests out there now like food sensitivity dennis. Do i just love your thoughts on that because it seems like people are like. Oh i feel bad. Let me pay x. Amount of dollars to go do this test online. It'll tell me what i shouldn't eat. What what are your thoughts about. Here's the best one of those. This is a company. I've worked with sense of bay soon after they were there were started. And i'm an advisor and investor to a bunch of biohacking companies. The comes called vile. If you go to the i o m e slash dave asprey They'll give you like an extra discount. And they look at the genetic expression of your gut bacteria to see what they're actually making and not doing and then they come up with suggested list of foods that are compatible with you. It's been very very accurate For the way that works and the way they came up with that is they use the same technology that governments in two billion dollars creating to rapidly assess biowarfare like the that anthrax or powdered sugar in the envelope. So there's all this government research like what if we turn that around looked at our gut bacteria he would send their. They've added ten thousand new species to the database of bacteria that live in our guts. We didn't even know about but that one really really works well to see what foods are compatible with you. And that's probably the first goto place i think about. You can also do food allergy pennells and the leader for that is cyrus. Why are e x. One word of caution about cyrus though. There are likely to tell you. You're allergic to coffee if you're allergic to wheat because they're using instant coffee as their region. Coffee has a lot of mold in it. And there's a crossover between mold and gluten. So i don't believe there coffee results for most people. Coffee is a crop commonly moldy. I'm curious dave like what i mean. You're you're oh god..
"dave asprey" Discussed on Raising the Bar with Alli and Michael
"And i'm going like crap for a week from the junk and they both and they said like really angry. Daddy you can take us there but you can't make us eat and so what do you mean it's gonna be fun. It's gonna taste good. The only kids in america that would ever do that. But they're the data. We know what it feels like when we sunken are tummies hurt and we don't feel good and we don't like that and we don't want to do it because i've showed them what it's like to feel good and i let them eat bad stuff to feel what it's like to feel bad and had halloween. They get to trade all of their candy for either money or good quality dark chocolate. And they're like this great the all their friends and they make the worst trades. Ever sure all trade my sneakers and all that for your cheapest crappiest lollipops right. And then i get this big bag of candy that i don't i don't think it's pro. It's got artificial colors corn syrup and like crap him. I don't even if this is my compost because it would make bad worms like i. I don't know what to do with that stuff but at least my kids then are either rich. Or they're eating dark truckloads like his reasonably good for you and so they prefer that versus eating all the garbage stuff because they just don't like to feel bad and i'm not saying they never have sugar. They get some ice cream. Usually from grass fed suffer coconut based or whatever but on occasion and they wouldn't have that for breakfast and we do have pancakes and we make them out of rice. Flour or buckwheat flour like that. But it's something we do on a saturday or sunday. So they're not look then on kito on crazy restrictive diet but they also know how fate that fills a crap. Teach kids that your job. Those won't calm focus kids who aren't food obsessed and even the same thing works for pets if you put him t t oil and dog food. The dogs stop pestering all the time for food. Because they're actually full too so this is about how do we create a tidy kids and adults and heart of heidi is also learning that. It's okay to have an empty stomach. No one's going to die. When i started on this path. I was afraid of housing. Because i knew having been three hundred pounds if i didn't have breakfast and a snack you know if i need six times a day. My buddy go into starvation mode and someone who's been really obese and still have stretch marks. I was like. I don't wanna go starvation mode because they'll make me faster plus you might die if you're an star benchmark. That sounds really bad. But worst of all. I knew that i would get hypoc bitchy. And i'd be mean to everyone around me. Which is what used to happen. When i didn't eat because my metabolism was broken so i hired a shaman to drop me in a cave for four days with no people and no food. I also knew. I'd eat if i was lonely. So there you go. I'm going to push my buttons at once. Because i was afraid fasting in this way i can't fail and that was i. Think in two thousand eight. I did it and i tell the story of what happens over those four days and you know it's at the beginning of each chapter in the book but what ended up happening was at on the fourth day with no food had so much energy i felt so good. I actually walk through the desert for about ten miles of compl- like this blew my mind like it should have been impossible. What about you. Newton's laws of energy in calories and blah blah blah. I was completely in a great space. I got lost a climb the wrong mountain. Nothing bad happened. It was one of the things limitless energy. And how did that happen while all this is going on everyone's body we just don't know it and when you show your kids awesome stuff happens. God it's so fascinating i mean. It is interesting. Because i've we've been in this like i. You know trying to lose weight. And i feel like i like the way i feel when i feel hungry. I think for me. It's probably psychology like some weird like fucked up psychology. That like i just know. If i'm hungry. I'm gonna be getting skinnier and i'm bike. Feel like i'm forever trying to lose weight. But i like the way it feels and even like this weekend we were out and the kids got is cream and i really was again that that hormone kicked in i was like really booking one ice cream and i was like no. No don't do it. You won't feel good after you know. And i also think i have dairy stuff too because like you. I used to get chronic. Sinus infections and i went to get tested and i don't have you know quote unquote dairy allergy. But i stopped eating dairy. I never got sunny section again. I was like well. This is pretty basic science. I should stop. But you know the next day i was like i hadn't i didn't eat the ice cream. We didn't need anything else. It was like ten o'clock in the morning and i felt like good and skinny and healthy. I was like. I'm so glad. I didn't eat that ice cream last night but in the moment it was like just willpower hardy when you get dialed in. It doesn't take willpower anymore Willpower comes from burning food to make you electrcity. Willpower runs down over time. Think about it like this. If your cells aren't making enough energy they will be hungry all the time and someone's going to put a donut or ice cream in front of you and there's gonna be is gonna call out say eat the screen and you're going to say no and there's gonna say the ice cream and you're going to say no and pretty soon is like having arguments the two year old and eventually you're gonna say i'll just have half the ice cream. I'm really bad about to. We'll exactly and then or just have a bite of yours right and producing you eat all of agents ice cream right. That's never happened. And so the voice in your head though you can actually turn it off right and it's what you ate at your last meal right and then you're going. Oh yeah. I know that if i eat that it's actually not food is it's in the neighborhood of the That's incompatible with me. So if you show me regular ice cream. I have no desire to eat it because i know that cow milk dairy protein really makes me feel drugged and hungry entire For huge number of people. And then i'll snorre lot that night. It which also does huge number people so instead say you know all have the ice cream. That's based on coconut milk. And i'm still gonna ask her but that one's compatible with me and it tastes good. The other one tastes good. But it's not compatible with me because it's like punching yourself in the face so just understanding foods do things to you and it's not a weakness in you. It's on our should be able to handle this. It turns out the way we make cow milk in the us especially the industrial stuff is just not good for us. Grass fed butter which is milk fat only without the protein at least without much protein or clarified butter g. Which is one hundred thirteen free. Then people feel radically different. So it's okay to say. I want the ice cream but i know it's going to hurt. What do i want. That's not going to hurt. And that starts to be what you look at as what's useful and when you every time you eat when you're done you buzzing with energy there's no food coma. There's no gas there's no bloating. there's no gurgling. And if there is like. I wonder what suspect food aid. That was guilty and you stop doing that and sometimes if you stop it for six months then you can do it again and you'll be okay but usually it's.
How Metal Toxicity Affects Health And Aging
"You're going to one hundred eighty you're going to be full of metals metals inhibit metal Kendra function. They lower your testosterone because hair loss they caused grain and they cause cancer As was actually a whole bunch of other diseases you've got to lower your exposure to them and you have to get rid of them as you live. Hi I'm K- pro. At one of the producers of the doctors pharmacy podcast genetic variations. Make some people more prone to heavy metal toxicity. Some of us are very very good at detoxifying while others are not in this mini episode Dr Hyman shares his personal experience with mercury poisoning in conversation with founder and CEO of bulletproof. Three Sixty Dave asprey. Let's listen in there's compounds I read about called key leading agents that you can take with your food when I eat Sushi. You need the fat from. I'm fishing. I take cla which is a fracture. Also while Klerl will bind to the mercury in the Gutsy poop it out but clearly will not pull mercury out of your brain so so what you end up doing is over time you lower the incidence of metal entering your body and you slowly remove. What's in your body and I talk about how to do that in the book but if you don't know that metals matter and you're just sort can you roger how much metals you have in your system and yeah there's two ways in supreme that I write about the gold standard is you collect urine and see what your body's excreting with or without an agent that may cause you to release more and more common and cheaper way but less telling is a hair test and there's usefulness for both of those but you can go to functional medicine doctor and say I'd like to do have medals test and they're usually order a urine test for you and it's it's very common to find elevated mercury and lead in fact if you're over forty you're probably going to find it? Yeah so here. He let me share the practicing physician. Who won suffered suffered from mercury poisoning added to and to have straighted literally tens of thousands of people with mental poisoning and have done tens of thousands of tests? And I would say it's probably one of the most ignored and underappreciated causes of chronic disease. He's that doctors don't know how to think about well. Measure and personally for me. I lived in China. It got huge exposure to mercury. I don't have great jeans detoxifying. And it destroyed every system to my body yet destroyed my gut. I had diarrhea for for years and bloating and pain. It destroyed my might Aqa Andrea. I develop chronic fatigue syndrome and there was such an extreme version that my muscle enzymes were high my CBK's wok six six hundred. My liver was affected. My immune system was affected. I sort of rashes and sores all over I was completely cognitively impaired. I couldn't focus distinct concentrate remember I was you know in your your thoughts. This is like you know twenty five years ago and I was so bad and I literally had to become an expert in mercury and heavy metals detoxification. And I've written a lot about it but I think you know I would say that for many of my patients who suffer from weird a strange elements. It's ready things to look at and the only way to really know what your body burden is. You can look at your blood but that only ninety. Yeah I mean if you're eating a lot of Sushi you'll it's high but I'd ages stop. It'll go away. You can look at your urine but you're in also wasn't going to be high unless there's an current exposure so if the lead foundry or your you know eating tons of Sushi I might see a little bit of mercury the only way to really look at your body burden. It's a challenge test where you take a pill. It's a key later. And you clicks this year and for six hours hair tests also check for fish methylmercury which is where we mostly get our our mercury from that that also will go away if you haven't eaten fish for awhile and then there's another test that looks at the blood work that measures the inorganic mercury which comes from pollution in or from fillings. And that's called the quicksilver test and that that is surprisingly when people have a mouthful of fillings and you can see the difference between fish or or or or Ah Dental Mercury. I and the treatments are depending on the person you know can be very aggressive depending on what they need a guy. I've a patient. WHO's got this terrible herbal autoimmune disease and giving her intravenous support other people can do is oral support? There's medications but it's it's it's a whole process. It has to be done safely. I think your point is really well taken. I think it's an under served. An under appreciated component of medicine and a hopefully one day. We'll get on board with this just because it's just I mean it was interesting there was there was a An article near Time said I was quoted and it was based on the special forces. Oh yeah the says get lead right. Yeah so this guy. This guy came to see me. Whose job was he was a special forces guy who was a blast expert so they go blow up stuff you know blow up doors up up this and they had to train and practice and they had indoor practice training and and these guys were getting all sick and out you know the special forces? This guys aren't lingers. They're not Weiner's I don't feel good at work. Those aren't those guys either guys who stay in freezing ice water for an hour and swim right right right and do four thousand pushups and like you know. Don't sleep for three days. I mean these guys are not Weiner's humans and so the guy came in. I'm like okay. Well tell me you want your job like oh we blow stuff up we shoot like Oh okay and so I said let's check your heavy metals. And they were sky high. We put him there whole program. He was metabolically. Quiz system was working. He was overweight. PREDIABETES had cognitive functioning immune issues gut issues all got better and then he started sending special forces guys to us us. We start treating them and they just got better and one of them was written about in the New York Times how has his medical crew and everybody dismissed him and he completely turned around and the guy who is the lead expert at Mount Sinai who measures bone lead which is the most accurate way to measure leading the body. It's not an easy easy available commercial test but it's a very powerful research tool. He said these guys had really high levels of lead and he said on the follow up tests he saw the level's come way down and he says he's never seen that in his entire experience and this is a guy who was an expert in. How can you be an extra in lead in not know how to the body drives me nuts? It's not because it's not seen as a problem acute poisoning yes chronic poisoning. No and there's nothing you can do about it. It's just nonsense and there's in fact an FDA approved drug called the MSA yes Zayn for lead removal and actually removes mercury. So I think you know people listening if you have any stranger where two elements if you have anxiety. Depression Russian insomnia autoimmune disease gut issues fatigue. Cognitive issues it may well be heavy metals and And you need to find a good functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose that are you gonNa Functional Medicine Dot. Org Ifm Dot Org and you can find a practitioner. Who May know how to do this? I I'm GonNa go a little bit broader than go. If you are over fifty you and you have not gone through a course of action. You are not doing aging right. You have to do this if you are alive in the modern world and you wanna live to a highly functional old age and the reason I say this is that the safe. EPA limits for lead us to be twenty parts per million and they cut his forty goes forty two twenty ten to five five and now they're finding even down to one. They're seeing cognitive impairment and kids cognitive impairment and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and now the people who are the experts in letter saying quote there is no safe limit of lead in. If you are forty or fifty you cannot be alive and not have a lead burden in your body. You must remove it and it's not that hard especially if you're not really sick it's not gonna be a big deal and it's so strange because medicine just ignores this but in the journal circulation which which is one of the top cardiology journals. It was a paper number years ago that showed that if your level was over two which is quote within the normal which which by the way affects almost forty percent of the population. Has Your risk of stroke goes up eighty nine percent. The risk of a heart attack goes up one hundred and fifty percent. The risk of death goes up from a heart attack fifty five percent and this is more than smoking or cholesterol. Wake and it's like. Why doesn't your cardiologists talk to you about this? So what are the. What are the basic tips? If you're not getting a key. lated what are the basic tips for detoxifying detoxifying not just metals or you mean metals metals. Like how I mean. How or it all works for everything but how do you? One of my favorite compounds is glued Afyon and you can increase glucose levels by increasing vitamin C. BY TAKING NS Beatles osteen I- manufacturer glorify on pill. You can get intravenous glutathione which acid and you do you go to find out your clinics right. Yeah Yeah and we do it at upgrade labs in La for people to recover better. I'm Alpha LIPOIC. ACID is another thing selenium can help and and Zinc zinc can help the natural key later Cilantro but surprisingly. You WANNA take to launch only after you've removed most of the metal from your body because Asandra can actually move heavy metals into the brain because it's one of the things that can also penetrate the blood barrier so you go through and you say you know I'm just going to build some of these in on a regular because base and then you need fiber and P and sweat shocking. How those