In this week’s episode, Amrit interviews Dave Asprey, the “Father of Biohacking” and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360, Inc, a high performance coffee and food company.
Dave is the host of the Webby award winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, the creator of the global Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet, a two time New York Times bestselling science author and the author of his recent book “Fast This Way” available January 19th, 2021.
Amrit and Dave talk about Dave’s brand new captivating book on fasting, a book that gives you the best tools and techniques to make the most out of your fasts and your personal biology, promoting overall health and living life to the fullest.
Fasting can be risky, and if it’s not done correctly, you may feel like you’re starving yourself and not getting any benefits. However in this chapter of Inspired Evolution, Dave dives deep into a proper and healthy way to do it.
Dave explains what he means by “Biohacking”, why you need to tap into the power of your biology and how you can get into a spiritual state and into the next level.
They talk about the importance of fasting, explore the hidden benefits of fasting as well as spiritual ones, what to avoid when starting out a fast, and how to apply ‘fasting’ to every area of your life.
They discuss the many different types of fasting and fasting hacks, how you can begin fasting in an easy, yet effective, way, about supplements to support fasting, about the importance in healing the gut and how to do it and what fats can be used that won’t defer in the benefits of fasting.
Furthermore they converse about Dave’s astonishing experience fasting for four days in a cave.
Dave recommends you to forget everything you think you know about the ancient practice and will take you on a journey through pioneering science to examine the ways fasting beginners and intermittent fasting loyalists can flip their relationship with food and upgrade their fasting beyond calorie restriction.
If you would like to read and know more, you can pre-order Dave’s book at: https://amz.run/4Cfj.
“Fasting is a gateway to get to different levels of power”
About Dave Asprey:
Dave Asprey is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee.
He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more.
Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance.
Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global says: “Dave offers an accessible, enjoyable program that is centered not on the idea of deprivation or scarcity, but on thriving and abundance”
Tune In Part I:
Welcome Dave Asprey to the Inspired Evolution!: (00:00:00)
Defining “Biohacking”: (00:01:55)
Two and half decades scouring the planet from Tibet to the Andes discovering and engineering ways to fully realize the human potential, Dave perfectly describes biohacking: “The art in science of changing the environment around you and inside of you so that you have full control of your own biology” Dive in and find out what happens when you start tapping into the power of your own biology and how to do so!
“Live without letting your own body and limitations stop you”
The importance of fasting: (00:05:58)
Everything Dave writes in his books is the “ROI” (return on investments). Is he talking about investing in money? No! He is talking about energy! In this episode you will find out how much needs to be invested to get a lot more energy back.
“Fasting is the single highest return investment activity that there is”
Day to day fasting hacks: (00:11:22)
Fasting is going without; usually talking about food, could be anything. In regards to food and health, we intend to produce ketones in our body. Why? Ketosis is a natural state of the metabolic process. When a person has reached ketosis, their body is burning stored fat instead of glucose. Dive in and find out what hacks are recommended to reach a higher level of ketones.
“Fast in a way it gives you more results with less energy invested”
About supplements to support fasting: (00:20:05)
There is a talk going on about polyphenols. But there are many supplements you can have. Dive in and hear what they have to say about food regulation, metabolic flexibility and the effects on the brain!
“Change the environment inside you so you have more control over your body”
About fats not deterring the benefits of fasting: (00:27:17)
“Eating more fat is the single most powerful way to hack your cravings, turn on your brain, manage weight, and balance your hormones. Fat isn’t just good for you; it’s essential” Dave refers to a technique “bulletproof protein fasting” in his book and get prepared to learn how to maintain autophagy!
“Any diet that makes you hungry you will fail because it is in the operating system of all biological systems”
Operating system of all biological systems: (00:29:26)
Diving a bit into “Head Strong”, Dave’s book on mitochondria and the brain, and the “F” rules that drive all lives. Leave ancient practice behind and learn how to hack your system, be in charge of your body and make the best use of energy. In this way you can do what you most like to do, with more love and supporting your community.
“Hack your system so it doesn’t suck all your energy”
Spiritual benefits of fasting: (00:36:16)
If you want to do the work of gratitude, forgiveness, or a sense of oneness with the universe, you must take care of what food you eat and a proper fasting. Cave in to learn more about this and have access to Dave’s free downloadable road map with all what is suitable for you! You can also check this out at: https://fastthisway.com/
“Fasting is a gateway to get to different levels of power”
About healing the gut: (00:49:21)
Master the best way to reset your gut bacteria, find out what foods you need to begin fasting with and be aware of fasting protocols.
Dave’s experience fasting for days in a cave: (00:58:20)
Dive in and listen to every single thing that happened during the cave experience and discover what happened to his senses when fasting.
“Fasting opens you up to the world around you”
Dave Asprey’s books:
- “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human That You Were Meant to Be”: https://amz.run/4Cfj
- “The Bulletproof Diet: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life”: https://amz.run/4Cwi
- “Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks”: https://amz.run/4Cwk
Connect with Dave Asprey:
- Company Website : https://www.bulletproof.com/
- Website: https://daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bulletproofexecutive/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave.asprey/?hl=en
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/bulletproofexec
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asprey/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Aq3T1GmKcObLqo1YIU_Ww
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