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The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 1218 episodes, 5 days, 15 hours, 21 minutes
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Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $1M spent on personal self-experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried everything himself, obsessively focused on discovering: What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything? Welcome to being Bulletproof, the State of High Performance where you take control and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or just acting like a stressed-out a-hole. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way. Technology has changed the rules. Follow along as Dave Asprey and guests provide you with everything you need to upgrade your mind, body, and life.
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Mini Episode: Achieve Deeper Healing with Innovative Light Therapy - Mike McIntyre : 1164

We're previewing the 10th annual Biohacking Conference in Dallas, Texas, (May 30 - June 1) on The Human Upgrade! Mike McIntyre and ARRC are pioneering advancements at the intersection of frequency medicine and light therapy. By utilizing photons of light to carry therapeutic frequencies, their approach, known as photobiomodulation, opens new doors to enhancing health and meditative states. This technology not only enhances physical wellbeing but also elevates spiritual and mental health, establishing it as a cornerstone of innovative wellness practices. In this episode, explore the cutting-edge applications of photobiomodulation showcased at the Biohacking Conference. Attendees will experience firsthand how ARRC's light therapy technologies can transform their health by harnessing the power of light frequencies to stimulate cellular repair and enhance meditative practices, offering a glimpse into the future of holistic health enhancement.  Timestamps:(00:01) Introduction to the episode and the Biohacking Conference. (01:12) Welcome Mike McIntyre and background into photobiomodulation. (01:55) Advancements in light therapy technology and its implications. (02:46) Discussion on using light therapy to enhance spiritual and meditative practices. (04:08) Observations on the impact of specific frequencies in light therapy. (06:02) The potential of light and frequency to influence health at a quantum level. (08:20) Benefits and experiences of using A RRC’s light therapy. (10:36) Details on session lengths and the immediate effects post-therapy. (14:29) Discussing the broader applications and scientific backing of light therapy. (16:55) Safety, side effects, and optimal dosing of light therapy treatments. (18:37) Encouragement to visit the Biohacking Conference and try out A RRC technology. Sponsors: ARRC LED | Go to ARRCLED.com to learn more!  Resources: 10th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.com Dave Asprey's NEW Book 'Smarter Not Harder' Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/ Follow ARRCLED on Instagram: @ARRCLEDSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/23/202420 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mini Episode: Enhance Stem Cell Activation Through Hyperbarics - Dr. Allen Meglin : 1163

We're previewing the 10th annual Biohacking Conference in Dallas, Texas, (May 30 - June 1) on The Human Upgrade! Dr. Allen Meglin and Oxy Health are at the forefront of hyperbaric medicine, a field revolutionizing the way we enhance healing and cellular health. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as explained by Dr. Meglin, intensifies the body's ability to regenerate by significantly improving stem cell activation and optimizing the cellular environment for recovery. This therapy not only speeds up the healing process but also boosts overall cellular function, making it a critical tool in modern medical treatments. In this episode, discover the transformative impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a highlighted technology at the Biohacking Conference. Attendees will learn how this treatment enhances natural healing processes, prepares the body for stem cell therapies, and promotes profound health improvements, peeking into the future of regenerative medicine. Timestamps:(00:01) Introduction to the episode and Biohacking Conference details. (00:47) Welcome Dr. Allen Meglin and his focus on hyperbaric therapy. (01:01) Dr. Meglin’s approach to integrating hyperbarics with stem cell therapy. (02:00) The scientific basis for hyperbarics in enhancing stem cell outcomes. (03:07) Explanation of stem cells' role in natural healing processes. (04:13) Variables influencing the effectiveness of hyperbaric therapy. (06:11) Discussion on the dual effects of hyperbaric therapy: stress and relaxation. (08:52) The variety of hyperbaric chamber options and their therapeutic uses. (00:10:35) Clinical Experiences with Hyperbarics. Sponsors: Oxyhealth | Go to Oxyhealth.com to learn more Resources: 10th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.com Dave Asprey's NEW Book 'Smarter Not Harder' Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/ Follow Oxyhealth on Instagram: @OxyhealthSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/22/202413 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mini Episode: Unlock the Benefits of Light and Sound Therapy - Dr. Patrick Porter : 1162

We're previewing the 10th annual Biohacking Conference in Dallas, Texas, (May 30 - June 1) on The Human Upgrade! Dr. Patrick Porter and BrainTap are pioneers in the intersection of neuroscience and technology, transforming the way we approach mental and cognitive health. BrainTap, a device developed under Dr. Porter's guidance, merges light and sound therapy with guided visualization to enhance the brain's neuroplasticity. This technology not only offers a leap in personal development but also aligns perfectly with the biohacker's toolkit for optimized mental performance. In this episode, explore the established benefits of BrainTap technology, a favorite at the Biohacking Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience firsthand how BrainTap's approach to brain enhancement can invigorate daily mental health routines, making sophisticated neuroscience accessible to individuals seeking to maximize their mental capacity. Timestamps: (00:01) Introduction to the episode and the significance of the Biohacking Conference. (01:20) Dr. Patrick Porter introduces BrainTap and its foundational science. (02:11) Latest research findings on BrainTap's impact on cognitive function and sleep improvement. (03:27) Comparing the effects of psychedelics and BrainTap on the brain's default mode network. (04:49) Discussion on the expansive use and benefits of BrainTap technology. (06:17) How BrainTap assists in the right neural pruning to enhance mental function. (08:12) Clarifying the concept of subspace in learning and brain function. (11:17) New studies on BrainTap's role in academic performance and dementia. (14:04) Community impact and personal experiences at the Biohacking Conference. Sponsors: BrainTap | Go to BrainTap.com/Dave for an exclusive offer. Resources: 10th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.com Dave Asprey's NEW Book 'Smarter Not Harder' Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/21/202415 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mini Episode: Biohacking with Advanced Laser Innovations - Dr. Brandon Crawford : 1161

We're previewing the 10th annual Biohacking Conference in Dallas, Texas, (May 30 - June 1) on The Human Upgrade! Dr. Brandon Crawford and 528 Innovations are at the forefront of laser technology development for biohacking. Traditionally seen as a tool for medical professionals, laser technology has made significant strides in becoming accessible for personal health optimization. Dr. Crawford’s work with 528 Innovations has led to the creation of a new laser device that enhances health and performance by manipulating light to achieve precise biological effects. This episode offers insights into the technology being featured at the Biohacking Conference, where attendees can experience the latest innovations that promise to elevate personal wellness routines. By harnessing the power of advanced laser technology, 528 Innovations is setting new standards in the field, aiming to transform everyday health practices with tools previously only available to specialists. Timestamps & Highlights: (00:01) Introduction to the episode and the historical significance of lasers in biohacking. (01:04) Preview of the Biohacking Conference and the introduction of innovative technologies. (01:38) Dr. Brandon Crawford discusses the versatility and legacy of racehorse lasers in therapy. (02:04) Exploration of how high-value professionals adopt biohacking technologies. (03:03) Announcement of Dr. Crawford's new laser product at the Biohacking Conference. (04:40) Discussion on the portable design and transformative potential of the new laser. (06:07) Dr. Crawford outlines the intended impact and the platform nature of the new laser technology. (07:05) Safety features and regulatory aspects of the new laser. (08:29) Insights into the research behind the new laser and its effects on brain function. (13:12) Pricing information and the value proposition for different users (home users vs. clinicians). Sponsor: Go to 528innovations.com to learn more! Introducing the 528 Innovations 5 Series Laser Therapy Device, now available for pre-sale! Pre-order now for you chance to win! Secure this revolutionary product, launching this week and shipping later in the year. Resources: Dave Asprey's NEW Book 'Smarter Not Harder' 10th Annual Biohacking Conference: biohackingconference.com for tickets Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/20/202417 minutes, 33 seconds
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Spermidine's Role in Cellular Health - Dr. Elizabeth Yurth : 1160

In this episode of "The Human Upgrade," you will learn from Dr. Elizabeth Yurth, an expert in orthopedics, cellular medicine, and regenerative medicine, about the significant health benefits of spermidine, a supplement that enhances longevity and supports robust health. Dr. Yurth discusses the crucial role of spermidine in promoting autophagy, the body's natural process for clearing out damaged cells, which can lead to better cellular health and a more youthful body. She also dives into how spermidine supports kidney health and how it can be combined with NAD to maximize anti-aging effects. Additionally, you will discover practical tips from Dr. Yurth on integrating these powerful supplements into your daily routine to maintain energy levels, improve cellular function, and sustain a vigorous and healthy life as you age. This episode provides deep insights into making informed choices about supplements that support long-term health goals. Timestamp Highlights: (00:00:01) Introduction: Background and the inception of biohacking. (00:01:08) Early biological management and its long-term benefits. (00:01:57) Misconceptions about fasting and the role of spermidine. (00:02:43) Dr. Uth's journey from orthopedics to longevity medicine. (00:06:17) Deep dive into spermidine: benefits, sources, and mechanisms. (00:10:43) Dietary sources of spermidine and its importance in diet. (00:16:02) Spermidine as a crucial nutrient for autophagy and its mechanisms. (00:19:13) Comparing spermidine with fasting and rapamycin for longevity. (00:22:25) Practical dosing advice for spermidine. (00:33:24) The optimal timing and method of spermidine supplementation. (00:41:58) Spermidine's effects on hair growth and its potential as a topical application. (01:07:17) Discussion on the future of longevity treatments and gene therapy. Sponsors:spermidineLIFE | Go to spermidineLIFE.us and use code Asprey25 at checkout for 25% off your order. EnVy | Go to envypillow.com and use code DAVE at checkout for an exclusive discount Head to QuantumUpgrade.io/Dave for a free trial Resources:Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Boulder Longevity Institute: https://boulderlongevity.com/ Follow spermidineLIFE: @spermidinelife.us Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/16/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 7 seconds
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Leveraging AI and Innovation for Health – Peter Diamandis : 1159

In this episode of The Human Upgrade, Peter Diamandis shares his expert insights on using artificial intelligence to improve health and extend life. Listeners will learn about the latest advancements in AI-driven health technologies and therapeutic practices that could revolutionize wellness and longevity. Peter discusses the concept of longevity escape velocity and how close humanity is to achieving it. He also explores the economic models that might make cutting-edge therapies more accessible to a broader audience. Additionally, Peter provides personal anecdotes about his health routines, including his dietary strategies and his use of red light therapy, offering listeners practical advice on integrating these technologies into their own health regimes. This conversation sheds light on the future of health care and personal wellness, providing listeners with valuable strategies to enhance their quality of life. Timestamps: (00:00:01) Opening and introduction to the show (00:01:06) Peter's use of AI and its impact on health (00:07:42) Discussion on Ketamine and neuroplasticity (00:14:26) XPRIZE updates and new initiatives (00:17:45) The concept of longevity escape velocity (00:26:52) Financial models and accessibility of advanced therapies (00:39:13) The power of a supportive personal network (00:54:18) Peter's personal diet and longevity strategies (01:03:09) Red light therapy and its benefits (01:21:09) Closing remarks and future plans Sponsors: Calroy | Head to Calroy.com/Dave for an exclusive discount Viome | Go to Viome.com/Dave to save $110 on the Full Body Intelligence Test. Resources: Peter Diamandis Official Website | https://www.diamandis.com/ XPRIZE | https://www.xprize.org/ Purpose Finder | https://purposefinder.ai/ Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/14/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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Energize Your Life: Quantum Biohacking - Philipp Samor von Holtzendorff-Fehling : 1158

In this special Upgrade Spotlight episode of "The Human Upgrade," Philipp Samor von Holtzendorff-Fehling, founder and CEO of Quantum Upgrade and Leela Quantum, joins the show to talk about quantum energy. Since his last appearance on the show, Philipp has made significant advances in harnessing quantum energy to promote health and wellness. You'll learn about the science behind quantum energy, how it can positively impact your life, and the practical ways you can use this technology to boost your own health, mood, and vitality. Philipp also shares insights into the journey that led him from a high-stress corporate world to pioneering in holistic health innovations, offering you inspiration and actionable tips to apply in your daily life. Join us to see how the latest in quantum energy can make a real difference in how you feel every day. Timestamps: (00:01:03) Introduction to Quantum Energy and Biohacking (00:04:51) Philipp's Journey from Corporate to Quantum Healing (00:12:27) Understanding Quantum Systems and Human Biology (00:16:32) The Science and Technology behind Quantum Upgrade (00:21:10) Evidence and Impact of Quantum Energy Devices (00:29:17) Expanding Human Consciousness through Quantum Fields (00:33:27) The Future of Health and Quantum Technologies (00:38:34) How Quantum Energy Can Shape Our Health and Environment (00:40:54) Philosophical Insights on Energy, Consciousness, and Healing (00:50:18) Closing Thoughts and How to Access Quantum Technologies Sponsors: Go to QuantumUpgrade.io/Dave and get a 14 Day Free Trial Resources: Follow Philipp on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philipp_vhf/ Quantum Upgrade Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quantumupgrade.io/ Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder:’ https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/10/202453 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Double Your Energy! – Ari Whitten

In this special "Asprey Archive" episode of The Human Upgrade, you’ll find out why you’re tired, how to fix it and ways to increase your energy. Fatigue is a hidden epidemic, with chronic fatigue syndrome being the most severe end, but most people (in the U.S.) are experiencing some level of being flat-out tired as hell.Our guest is Ari Whitten, Ph.D. (Cand.), CES, PES, who came on the show in 2022. Ari argues that as a culture, we have normalized fatigue. In his book, “EAT FOR ENERGY: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy,” he explains that 5.4 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (the most severe case of fatigue). However, the true fatigue epidemic affects 50 to 100 times more people.Ari outlines the major factors impacting mitochondrial health, including poor sleep, excess body fat, and an unhealthy gut, and offers solutions like nutritional strategies and key supplements to enhance energy. With over 25 years in natural health science and a personal history with chronic fatigue, Ari brings invaluable insights into combating fatigue through his Energy Blueprint programs and podcast, where he connects with experts on revitalizing human energy.Sponsors:Pendulum | Get 20% off membership at https://pendulumlife.com with code Asprey20 ARMRA | Go to https://www.TryARMRA.com and use code Dave for 15% off Resources:Ari's book: FOR ENERGY: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day EnergyDave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/9/20241 hour, 53 seconds
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Becoming Buddha: How to Be Happy – Jerry Colonna : 1157

On today's episode, Jerry Colonna shares his transformative journey from a high-powered venture capitalist to a Buddhist coach. You'll learn about the profound impact of “radical self-inquiry" on leadership and life, illustrating how deep personal development can reshape personal and professional relationships. You'll also learn how mindfulness and self-awareness are crucial for effective leadership. Whether you're a seasoned leader or simply aspiring to improve, this conversation offers invaluable insights into executive coaching, Buddhism and personal transformation, making it essential for anyone aiming to foster a compassion and understanding. Highlights:(00:01:01) - Jerry Colonna's Transformative Journey (00:05:51) - The Impact of Material Success (00:13:27) - Mindfulness in Leadership (00:17:32) - Deep Mental States Through Meditation (00:22:10) - Themes of 'Reunion' (00:30:17) - Philosophy of Radical Self-Inquiry (00:34:27) - Leadership and Self-Awareness (00:39:34) - The Practice of Continuous Personal Development (00:41:54) - Becoming a Leadership Coach (00:51:18) - Connecting Mindfulness with Professional Relationships (00:56:10) - Long-Term Benefits of Self-Inquiry (01:00:42) - Insights from Executive Coaching (01:03:00) - Future of Leadership and Compassion  Sponsors: LEELA Q | Visit LeelaQ.com/Dave for 10% off Timeline Nutrition | Go to TimelineNutrition.com/Dave and get 10% off your first order.  Resources: Jerry’s Website - https://www.reboot.io/team/jerry-colonna/ Jerry’s Book – Reunion: Leadership and the Longing to Belong Follow Jerry on Instagram: @Jerry.Colonna Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/7/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 4 seconds
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Muscle Preservation with GLP-1 Drugs - Dr. Anurag Singh : 1156

Today on The Human Upgrade, Dr. Anurag Singh, a renowned expert in muscle biology and aging, shares his expertise on the impact of GLP-1 agonists like Ozempic and Wegovy on weight loss, muscle health, and aging. In this episode, you'll learn about the science behind these popular drugs, their potential benefits, and the risks involved. Discover how you can maintain muscle mass while losing weight, enhance your mitochondrial function for better health, and what the future holds for medical treatments in weight management. Gain expert insights into making smart choices for your long-term health and wellness, whether you're considering these treatments or just curious about new health technologies. Timestamped Highlights: (00:00:00) Introduction to GLP-1 agonists and their popularity in weight loss. (00:01:40) Guest introduction: Dr. Anurag Singh's expertise and background. (00:02:50) Dr. Singh discusses the primary functions and uses of GLP-1 drugs. (00:06:23) The significant muscle loss associated with GLP-1 drug use. (00:10:01) Addressing common misconceptions and concerns about GLP-1 agonists. (00:15:34) How GLP-1 agonists affect mitochondrial function and overall metabolism. (00:20:30) Comparing the effects of fasting to GLP-1 drugs on weight loss and muscle preservation. (00:28:43) New testing methods for mitochondrial function and their implications. (00:35:00) Potential future directions in GLP-1 treatment and muscle preservation strategies. (00:41:48) The concept of 'Ozempic face' and its effects on personal appearance and self-esteem. (00:50:04) Discussion on 'Urolithin A' and its role in mitochondrial health and muscle strength. (01:04:02) Predictions for the next innovations in weight loss and muscle health treatments. Resources: Vitamin Dake | www.VitaminDAKE.com Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/ Sponsors: STEMREGEN | Go to www.STEMREGEN.CO/DAVE for 20% Off Timeline Nutrition | Go to www.TimelineNutrition.com/Dave for an exclusive discount.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/2/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cancer: Inflammation, Infections, and Mitochondrial Insights with Mark Lintern : 1155

Today's episode focuses on Cancer with a true expert, Mark Lintern. You'll learn about the surprising links between infections, inflammation, and our body's powerhouses - the mitochondria. This is a chance to arm yourself with cutting-edge theories that could change the way we treat cancer. Simple changes in treatment perspectives might be the key to unlocking new ways to tackle cancer and by the end of this episode, you'll have a fresh arsenal of knowledge to rethink cancer's causes and solutions. This is an eye-opening discussion that promises to transform the way we approach this formidable disease. Timestamp Highlights: (00:00:01) Introduction to a new theory about cancer (00:01:08) The interplay between mitochondrial dysfunction and genetic factors (00:02:08) Evaluating cancer from a citizen scientist's perspective (00:03:15) Challenging mainstream cancer narratives with personal research (00:07:49) How biases affect cancer research and therapy development (00:09:40) Exploring the Warburg effect in cancer metabolism (00:23:05) Investigating pathogens as a potential trigger for the Warburg effect (00:27:18) Fungal connections to chronic disease and cancer (00:35:32) How pathogens and inflammation contribute to cancer's growth (00:37:37) Importance of addressing inflammation and fungal infections in cancer (00:43:32) Estrogen's role in cancer promotion (00:47:10) The connection between methyl deficiency and cancer (00:49:17) Metformin's dual role in blood sugar regulation and antifungal activity (00:50:01) Wrapping up the conversation with final insights  Sponsors: ARRC LED | For More Information Visit www.ARRCLED.COM EnVy | Upgrade your sleep and skin health now at www.enVyPillow.com, use code DAVE10 at checkout.  Resources:  https://www.cellsuppression.com/ Help Mark advance his research: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-mark-lintern-advance-cancer-treatment Website - www.cellsuppression.com Book - The Cancer Resolution Follow Yes To Life: @YesToLifeCharity Donate to Yes To Life: https://yestolife.org.uk/ Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast Moldy Movie: www.MoldyMovie.com Want to join The Human Upgrade Podcast Live? Join Our Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/30/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Biohacking Heartbreak: How to Move on Faster – Florence Williams : 1154

Get ready for a journey that takes you beyond the pain of heartbreak and into a world where loss transforms into growth with science journalist Florence Williams, who shares her personal triumph over the heartbreak of divorce, which inspired her to write a book on the subject. This episode sheds light on how heartbreak reshapes our bodies and minds. You'll gain valuable tactics for emotional healing, understand the crucial role of touch in regaining trust, and see how therapeutic practices like EMDR and rituals can offer relief. For those on the mend or helping others heal, this discussion is packed with practical advice to help you transform the trials of heartbreak into a journey of empowerment. This episode provides clear steps to recover and emerge stronger from life's emotional challenges. Timestamp Highlights (00:02:26) Florence Williams’ Journey Through Divorce (00:07:42) Divorce as a Story of Inflammation (00:13:43) Rebuilding Connection Post-Heartbreak (00:18:02) Embracing Beauty and Awe in Healing (00:23:22) Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics in Overcoming Heartbreak (00:34:33) Reestablishing Trust After Betrayal (00:38:04) The Healing Power of Touch and Oxytocin (00:44:51) Safe Relationships and Self-Discovery Post-Divorce (00:50:33) Journaling as a Tool for Processing Emotions Sponsors ARMRA | Go to https://www.TryARMRA.com and use code Dave for 15% off BEAM Minerals | Go to www.Beam Minerals.com/Dave2024 for 20% off your first order. Resources Get your copy of ‘Heartbreak’ by Florence Williams: https://www.florencewilliams.com/books-2 Florence Williams website: https://www.florencewilliams.com/ Follow Florence Williams: @Florence999 Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Follow The Human Upgrade: @TheHumanUpgradePodcast See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/25/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 59 seconds
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Biohacking Stress & Burnout – Dr. Aditi Nerurkar : 1153

Managing your stress effectively and building resilience just got easier with Dr. Aditi Nerurkar's guidance on The Human Upgrade. This episode tackles 'toxic resilience,' revealing its impacts on health and well-being. You'll gain insights into the HPA axis—the body's command center for stress response—and learn practical techniques to turn stress into a growth tool. Dr. Aditi introduces the 'Rule of Two,' a simple yet powerful approach to adapting to stress and shows how neuroplasticity can retrain your brain for better stress management. You'll also discover tips for setting digital boundaries, fostering gratitude, managing a full email inbox, and understanding the connections between stress management and longevity. It's all about taking actionable steps toward a more resilient, empowered life.Timestamp Highlights:(00:01:21) - The Pressures of the Pandemic and the Surge in Stress (00:02:08) - Introducing Dr. Aditi Nerurkar and Her Journey Through Burnout (00:05:06) - The Concept of 'Toxic Resilience' and Sustainable Stress Management (00:10:16) - The Physiological Responses to Stress and the HPA Axis (00:12:12) - Transforming Stress from Maladaptive to Adaptive (00:17:16) - The Importance of Understanding Personal Stress Thresholds (00:21:06) - Empowering Change and Managing Internal Alerts (00:25:15) - The 'Rule of Two' in Stress Adaptation (00:32:21) - The Role of Neuroplasticity in Resilience (00:37:13) - Combining Conventional Medicine with Stress Management Techniques (00:39:29) - How Dr. Nerurkar Achieves an 'Inbox Zero' Lifestyle (00:40:59) - The Connection Between Stress Management and Longevity Sponsors Pendulum | Get 20% off membership at https://pendulumlife.com with code Asprey20 Timeline Nutrition | Go to https://www.timeline.com/dave and get 10% off your first order.  Resources Get your copy of ‘The 5 Resets’ by Dr. Aditi Nerurkar Follow Dr. Aditi on Instagram: @draditinerurkar Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dave on Instagram: @Dave.Asprey See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/23/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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Male Hormones: How Testosterone and Toxins Mess With You! – Tracy Gapin, M.D.

In this special Asprey Archive episode you’ll learn that while yes, testosterone fuels energy and performance, it’s not the be-all and end-all solution for men’s health woes. A systems biology approach considers many other aspects and provides a broader perspective about what’s going on with you.This conversation features board-certified urologist Tracy Gapin, M.D. He joined us in 2022 for this episode to discuss new ways for men to improve their health and performance. He uses epigenetic coaching, hormones, peptide therapy, biometric monitoring, and unique nutrition and lifestyle interventions.In his book, “Male 2.0™: Cracking the Code to Limitless Health and Vitality,” he says medical school, residency training and even a two-decade career in urology and surgery specialties didn’t teach him how to get to root causes of men’s issues and solve them. He had a health crash of his own at 42. Since neither he nor his doctor had good answers, he went on a quest of discovery and change. He founded the Gapin Institute for High Performance Medicine and created the proprietary N1 Performance Health Program to go beyond conventional options.This conversation goes even further into what creates epigenetic signals that affect the function and expression of your genes. You’ll learn, too, that your mindset, stress and environment—and how you do or don’t control those things—have everything to do with your energy and focus. If you’re aiming for higher performance, Dr. Tracy suggests a trifecta that makes sleep a priority, builds resilience to stress, and creates consistent behaviors with intention.Sponsors:EnVy | Go to https://www.envypillow.com/ and use code DAVE10 at checkout for an exclusive discount.Resources:Dave Asprey’s Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: Gapin Institute for High Performance MedicineInstagram: @DrTracyGapinInstagram: @Dave.AspreyYouTube: @DaveAspreyBPRSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/18/202451 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Science Behind Memory - Dr. Charan Ranganath : 1152

In today’s episode you’ll explore the complexities of memory with Dr. Charan Ranganath, a top expert in cognitive neuroscience. This episode takes you through the fascinating ways our brains record, process, and utilize memories to navigate daily life and shape our futures. You’ll learn how memory impacts decision-making, the truth about common myths, and the role of groundbreaking research in our understanding of cognitive function. Dr. Ranganath shares insights from his book "Why We Remember," shedding light on the brain's ability to predict and prepare for what comes next. Whether you're a seasoned biohacker or just starting, this conversation offers valuable perspectives on the science of memory that will change how you think about your mind.Timestamp highlights (00:01:03) The Role of Memory in Shaping Our Reality (00:04:51) The Truth about Remembering and Forgetting (00:12:27) Psychedelics, Plasticity, and the Future of Memory Research (00:16:32) The Ethics of Memory Enhancement (00:21:10) Harnessing Memory for Predicting the Future (00:29:17) How Memory Evolves with Age (00:33:27) The Power of Pattern Recognition in Human Intelligence (00:38:34) Debunking Memory Myths with Dr. Ranganath (00:40:54) The Role of Diet and Lifestyle in Memory Preservation (00:50:18) What 'Spider Sense' Says About Our Predictive Brains (00:55:10) Building a Life of Meaningful Memories (00:59:42) How Long Would You Want to Live if Your Memory Stayed Intact? Sponsors Sunlighten | Head to Sunlighten.com/dave to save up to $600 STEMREGEN | Go to STEMREGEN.co/Dave for 20% off  Resources Get your copy of 'Why We Remember' by Dr. Charan Ranganath Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Follow Dr. Ranganath on Instagram: @TheMemoryDoc See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/16/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 27 seconds
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Hack Your Hunger: The Power of GLP-1 Probiotics - Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D. : 1151

Join Dave Asprey for a fascinating discussion with Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., on leveraging the power of GLP-1 for natural weight management and overall well-being. Discover how probiotics can naturally stimulate GLP-1 production in the body, helping reduce food cravings and maintain a healthy gut lining. We delve into the differences between pharmaceuticals and natural probiotics, the importance of GLP-1 for longevity, and practical tips for optimizing your microbiome health. Whether you're battling cravings or seeking to prevent diabetes and its associated risks, this episode sheds light on natural, effective strategies for a healthier life. Timestamp Highlights: (00:00:01) Introduction to GLP-1 and weight management (00:01:06) Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD, on natural ways to stimulate GLP-1 (00:04:41) The role of microbiome in regulating GLP-1 and cravings (00:16:00) The GLP-1 probiotic: benefits beyond weight loss (00:34:13) Dietary interventions to support GLP-1 probiotics (00:42:23) Personal experiences and results with GLP-1 probiotics (00:51:01) The different pendulum products and who should take them (00:59:23) How GLP-1 probiotics impact the gut lining and overall health (01:03:56) GLP-1 and its connection to longevity and disease prevention Sponsors: Pendulum | Get 20% off membership at https://pendulumlife.com with code Asprey20 ARMRA | Go to https://www.TryARMRA.com and use code Dave for 15% off ARRC LED | For More Information Visit ARRCLED.com Resources: Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books  Instagram: @Dave.Asprey Pendulum GLP-1 Probiotics: https://pendulumlife.com (Code: Asprey20 for 20% off) Instagram: @pendulumlifecoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/11/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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Prioritize Performance, Not Fame - Ramon Hervey II : 1150

Today you'll step inside the real world of fame with Ramon Hervey II, the mastermind manager behind iconic figures like Vanessa Williams, Bette Midler, and Richard Pryor. He is author of "The Fame Game: An Insider's Playbook for Earning Your 15 Minutes." With years of experience guiding celebrity journeys, Ramon dismantles the myths surrounding fame and success. In this episode, he shares invaluable insights on why pouring your heart into your work and letting excellence lead is more fulfilling and enduring than the pursuit of fame. Ramon, a Master of Media and public perception, brings a wealth of knowledge from his time shaping the narratives of household names. Get ready to redefine your ambitions and align your pursuits with the values that truly matter. You’ll step beyond the veneer of fame into a world where your achievements stand the test of time. (00:00:06) Introduction to the complexities of fame (00:01:06) Ramon's correction and insights into the unpredictability of fame (00:04:04) The statistical rarity of becoming famous (00:06:03) The truth behind fabricating fame in the entertainment industry (00:09:18) The importance of authenticity and integrity (00:21:54) Ramon's experience with the toxic side of fame (00:29:32) The gratitude for positive fan interactions (00:32:13) Ramon's advice for influencers on handling fame (00:41:19) How industries can shift and impact your fame (00:42:27) Dave's creation of the biohacking movement (00:48:41) The strategic management of public image and fame (00:52:10) The dangers of seeking fame for fame's sake (00:58:55) The misuse of fame and its consequences (01:07:13) The role of media and public perception (01:14:04) Ramon's take on fame as currency and liability (01:20:22) The Tenets of Fame - managing fame without destruction Sponsors: Timeline Nutrition | Go to https://www.timeline.com/dave and get 10% off your first order 40 Years of Zen | Go to https://www.40YearsOfZen.com/Dave for an exclusive offer.Resources: Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: www.herveyandcompany.com IG - @trichemon FB - Ramon Hervey II Twitter: @coolramon See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/9/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 15 seconds
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Female Hormones: What Disrupts, Detoxes & Balances Them! – Anna Cabeca, D.O.

Today you’ll learn about female hormones: what they are, what they do, and what disrupts them. You’ll learn about the hormonal shifts that happen at different ages and life stages and get tips on how to balance hormones and make them work for you, not against you.This conversation features Anna Cabeca, D.O.. Dr. Anna is a Doctor of Osteopathy who’s triple-board certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has additional certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She joins this special preview episode to talk about female hormones. It’s her particular area of expertise and one of The Human Upgrade’s all-time Top 10 podcast topics. Today’s hormone discussion includes:How hormone disruptors go beyond stress to mold, and product and environmental toxinsHow estrogen levels change over timeWhat’s going on with progesterone, pregnenolone and DHEA, tooWhat happens to hormones during perimenopause and menopauseWhat’s causing brain fogWhat to know about bioidentical hormonesHow detoxing affects hormonesHow to keep your vaginal microbiome balancedHow “food as medicine” helps balance hormonesHow hormones influence longevityAnd much more!For the past 20 years, Dr. Anna's educated and helped women with their hormones through her private practice, books, online videos and articles. Learn more about her work with women’s hormone health:“MenuPause: Five Unique Eating Plans to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau and Improve Mood, Sleep, and Hot Flashes”“The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, and Stop Hot Flashes the Keto-Green™️ Way”“Keto-Green™️ 16”Sponsors:Quantum Upgrade | Go to https://quantumupgrade.io/dave for a 7-day Free TrailNeurohacker Senolytic | https://Neurohacker.com/Dave to get 15% off.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/202456 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Dawn of a New Era in Cancer Screening - Dr. Josh Ofman : 1149

What if you could catch cancer in its earliest stages, when it's most treatable—would you seize that chance? Our guest today is Dr. Josh Ofman, the president of GRAIL, and he's pioneering early cancer detection in a revolutionary new way. You'll discover the cutting-edge advances in multi-cancer early detection that are transforming the fight against this swift and silent killer. You'll also learn about the full potential of the GRAIL gallery test in your proactive health management. This technology is ushering in a new era in cancer care but also signals a paradigm shift in disease prevention. Learn why yearly screenings are your best strategy in the race against cancer. Prepare to dive deep into how the latest biotech innovations could significantly extend your life span!Timestamp Highlights (00:01:03) An Unsettling Trend in Cancer Proliferation  (00:04:51) Introducing Dr. Josh Ofman and the GRAIL Test  (00:12:27) The Revolutionary Approach of Multi-Cancer Early Detection  (00:16:32) The Shift to Biological Signals in Cancer Detection  (00:21:10) The Empowering Aspect of Knowing Your Cancer Status  (00:29:17) How GRAIL's Gallery Test Can Change the Paradigm of Cancer Treatment  (00:33:27) The Critical Nature of Annual Cancer Screening  (00:38:34) How Early Detection Affects Treatment Options and Survival  (00:40:54) The Future of GRAIL in Other Disease Pathways  (00:50:18) Combating Fear and Misconceptions Around Cancer  (00:55:10) The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Cancer Incidence  (00:59:42) The Pivotal Role of Data in Personalized Health Sponsors  ARRC LED | The perfect device for daily home use. For more information visit arrcled.com. Leela Quantum | Visit www.LeelaQ.com/Dave for 10% Off Resources  Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’: daveasprey.com/books  GRAIL Multi-Cancer Early Detection Test: Visit www.Galleri.com/Dave to see if you’re eligible for a $50 off limited-time online-only offer. GRAIL Research and Studies: grail.com/clinical-studies GRAIL on  Twitter: @GRAILbio See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/2/202447 minutes, 52 seconds
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Molding the Future of Wellness: Synthesizing Spirit and Science – Dr. Christina Rahm : 1148

I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Christina Rahm, who has an inspiring journey from a pharmaceutical executive to an advocate for integrating holistic health solutions with rigorous scientific methods. We dive into the impact of spirituality on wellness, the transformative power of neural feedback, and the intersection of technology and ethics in health. Dr. Rahm shares her insights into combating health issues with nanotechnology and discusses the influence of the environment on our well-being.(00:00:01) Introducing Dr. Christina Rahm and her diverse expertise in health and science (00:02:17) The transparency and ethics in the pharmaceutical industry (00:07:07) Transition to holistic health solutions and bioengineering innovations (00:14:10) Addressing the pervasive health effects of fungus and mold (00:27:11) Biotechnology's role in creating a brighter future for human health (00:38:04) Discussing the unexpected benefits of childhood diseases on immune function (00:50:31) Exploring annual detox rituals and their scientific basis (01:03:01) Handling criticism with humor: The "Your Mom" strategy(01:06:57) Announcement of Upgrade Labs locations and offerings  Sponsors: Mitosynergy | Exclusive offer for listeners – 15% off by going to www.Mitosynergy.com/Dave ARMRA | Go to www.TryARMRA.com and use code Dave to get 15% off your First Order Resources: Dr. Christina Rahm's website: https://drchristinarahm.com/ Root Brands: https://therootbrands.com/ Upgrade Labs: https://upgradelabs.com/ Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books  Dr. Chrsitina Rahm’s Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/drchristinarahm/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/28/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Power of Perseverance - Maria Menounos : 1147

In this profound episode, Maria Menounos shares her journey through significant health challenges, including a brain tumor and diabetes, and how she emerged more resilient and health focused. Renowned for her vibrant career in entertainment and now as a wellness advocate, Maria delves into the transformative power of facing mortality, redefining medicine, and leveraging biohacking to enhance her life. She gives actionable advice for those looking to preserve their health while pursuing their dreams and the importance of aligning career success with personal well-being. (00:00:01) - Maria's resilience through her health battles (00:03:29) - How health challenges can redefine life's purpose (00:14:18) - Yoga Nidra and the shift from anxiety to empowerment (00:23:25) - The importance of biohacking in Maria's recovery (00:34:16) - Sunlight and its underrated health benefits (00:47:30) - The rise of biohacking technologies and their accessibility Sponsors BiOptimizers | Go to www.bioptimizers.com/Dave for 10% off Timeline | Go to www.TimelineNutrition.com/Dave to get 10% off your first order Resources Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books  Heal Squad: https://www.healsquad.com/ Maria Menounos Instagram: @mariamenounos See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/26/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Blueprint to Overhaul the American Food & Pharma Systems – Calley Means : 1146

Today, Calley Means joins the show to march onward on his war path to changing the incentives of modern health. He’s a champion of food and lifestyle practices as medicine—and, in May of this year, he’s putting out a new book on the subject which we outline today, called Good Energy.His sister, Dr. Casey Means, is the co-author of Good Energy. You know her from a past appearance on this show and as the founder of Levels so this mission really is a family affair in the best way possible.Going from a food lobbyist to the other side of the fence, Calley is a deeply serious and dedicated champion for the people. But he brings much more to the table today than a polished delivery and a new book; he is also the co-founder of True Medicine, which works to connect tax-advantaged spending to healthy food and exercise. It’s helped hundreds of thousands of people access affordable care by leveraging the convoluted systems currently in place to block them from doing so—no easy task.In this conversation, Calley lays the foundation for our food culture as it stands today—bleak, corrupt, poisoned, sick, and getting sicker. We deconstruct the layers of federal agencies and historical precedent that have brought us to this point, and we’re direct in our suggestions (demands) on how to fix it.And all the facts are laid bare. Dots are connected in broad daylight, on network television, and within the algorithms that power our social feeds. Our kids are at stake, and the only option is to take affirmative action on what we know is right. (00:01:19) Calley’s Inspirations & Metabolic Mission(00:11:16) Redefining the Meaning of Medicine (00:19:21) Is America a Viable Place To Raise Healthy Kids?(00:30:41) Meaningfully Changing Healthcare Incentives(00:42:56) Now What—How Does Society Make Positive Change?(00:49:34) The Media’s Role in Society’s False Narratives(00:56:49) Undoing the Damage of the Food PyramidSponsorsARRC LED | The perfect device for daily home use. For more information visit arrcled.com.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless HealthTruemed: truemed.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Dogs Are Going to Make You Live Longer: Rapamycin & Longevity – Matt Kaeberlein : 1145

How can we make our furry best friends live longer, healthier lives?A true pioneer in this field, Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, is here to unpack this important subject while highlighting the crossover between human and canine longevity. You read that right; this episode isn't just for dog lovers—it's a deep dive into longevity for humans, too. Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, who's the CEO of Optispan and a key figure in the Dog Aging Project, brings a wealth of knowledge from his distinguished career in aging and healthspan research. He's an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington and a notable figure in gerontology, recognized by organizations like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Gerontological Society of America. Matt's work is groundbreaking, demonstrated in over 250 scientific papers on aging, numerous prestigious awards, and he's even a Fellow of several aging associations. He's on a mission to unlock the secrets of aging, not just in humans, but in our four-legged companions as well.We explore the accuracy of measuring age with telomeres versus epigenetics and get into the nitty-gritty of diet's impact on longevity for both dogs and humans, reminding us it's not just about living longer, but living well.Matt explains the impressive trial results on rapamycin for reducing age-related inflammation, a breakthrough that's not just exciting for us but also for our pets. Finally, we touch on how AI is revolutionizing our approach to understanding and extending our healthspan.For those who want to get more involved, check out dogagingproject.org. It's not every day you meet someone who's made such significant strides in understanding aging across species. So whether you're a pet parent or just passionate about extending your own health span, this episode is for you.(00:01:31) Dogs Are the Bridge Between Lab Studies & Human Longevity(00:11:09) Exploring the Impact of Diet on Longevity(00:18:50) How Our Unique Biology Impacts Aging(00:26:33) Exploring How Size & Diet Impact Health Across Species(00:37:55) Fighting Age-Related Inflammation with Rapamycin(00:56:40) AI Interventions for Longevity TestingSponsorsARMRA | Try it out for yourself at TryARMRA.com. Use code “Dave” to get 15% off your first orderSTEMREGEN | Go to STEMREGEN.co/Dave for 20% off.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Learn More: dogagingproject.orgWebsite: optispan.lifeX: @mkaeberleinListen: The Optispan Podcast with Matt KaeberleinThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/19/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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Where Quantum Science Meets Spirituality – Jewels Arnes : 1144

I’m excited to welcome back Jewels Arnes, an author, ascension coach, and the founder of BioQuantum Skincare Technology. Jewels has more than 30 years of experience in energy medicine and intensive consciousness work. In today’s episode, Jewels explains scalar waves, ORMUS, and the quantum level. She shares how these concepts all contribute to her BioQuantum Skincare line and the intention she poured into the products. We also talk about how and why Jewels moved away from psychedelics and regular meditation, and how she tunes into frequencies without them. Plus, we get into the spiritual ego, how to master your triggers, the frequency of DMT, and Jewels’ role as an ascension coach. Unlike my analytical brain, Jewels sees the world through frequencies, so this was a fun conversation with fresh perspectives. (00:01:13) Dave’s Experience with ORMUS(00:06:59) Dangers of the Spiritual Ego(00:15:02) The Sphere of Spirituality & Science(00:18:11) How To Tune Into Frequencies(00:23:34) Cultivating Awareness of Our Triggers(00:27:57) Creating Products with Intention(00:32:22) What Is ORMUS?(00:38:43) Operating at the Quantum Level(00:49:22) The Frequency of DMT(00:55:23) Unboxing the BioQuantum Product Line(00:56:39) What Is Ascension Coaching?ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Shop: becomingbioquantum.com/dave to save 22% on the Scalar 33 ORMUS Activator Website: becomingbioquantum.comInstagram: @jewels.arnesInstagram: @becomingbioquantum Podcast: becomingbioquantum.com/podcastYouTube: @BecomingBioQuantum The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/15/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Beyond the Veil: Ego, AI & Wisdom – Teal Swan : 1143

What is the role of Ego? Is AI going to kill us? Is there hope for the future of our species?These are just a few of the big questions you’ll tackle in today’s enlightening and esoteric episode. I’m joined by Teal Swan, a thought leader, bestselling author, and international speaker who is on a mission to reduce human suffering. After a challenging upbringing, Teal emerged with a unique ability to talk about psychology, shadow work, and the nature of our world. Teal shares the unusual and special way she sees the world. We talk about her ESP powers, how to identify a narcissist, and her favorite dimensions. We also get into the divine masculine vs. the divine feminine, the nature of ego, and how to build trust in the world and others. (00:01:37) Finding Forgiveness in Betrayal(00:11:34) Teal’s Take on Artificial Intelligence(00:14:43) Teal Swan’s ESP Powers(00:23:22) Exploring Intention in Art(00:25:47) Upgrading Human Software & Hardware(00:27:48) How Teal Functions in the “Real” World(00:32:39) Trusting in the World(00:35:19) What’s the Nature of Ego?(00:39:14) Discovering Different Dimensions(00:42:46) Divine Feminine vs. Divine Masculine(00:52:31) Is There Hope for the Future of Our Species?(00:53:58) What Is a Synchronization Workshop?SponsorsQuantum Upgrade | Go to QuantumUpgrade.io/Dave for a 7-Day FreeMitosynergy | Get 15% off now at Mitosynergy.com/DaveResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: tealswan.comInstagram: @tealswanofficialYouTube: @TealSwanOfficialTikTok: @tealswanlivePodcast: Teal SwanThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/14/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Science of Supper: Transform Your Health Through Family Meals – Shawn Stevenson : 1142

Today’s guest is none other than Shawn Stevenson. If you’re not already familiar with Shawn’s work, he’s the author of the USA Today National bestseller Eat Smarter, the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter, and the creator of the widely popular health podcast, The Model Health Show.Shawn is one of those guys who embodies peace and calm, after an impressively transformative journey stemming from a background of health challenges at least as severe as mine. After recovering, he became a researcher and nutritionist experienced in biology and nutritional science. We dive into a crucial element of biohacking I am always keen to highlight—friendship, or in this case, community.Based on research from Shawn’s latest book, Eat Smarter Family Cookbook, we talk about his current mission on the path to wellness: creating a culture of wellness around the dinner table, how communal meals impact our health and longevity, and filling the void of connection we all so desperately need these days. Shawn shares insights from his own family’s dinner table, his tips for implementing family meals into your weekly routine, and the encouraging science and data behind how it supports physical and spiritual nourishment, nervous system regulation, stress management, and more.If you like this episode, I encourage you to go pick out a good cut of meat and cook food for someone you care about—or simply do anything that's an act of service that nourishes another human being. Here’s to cultivating strong relationships, imbuing our food with love, and honoring the act of nourishing ourselves and our families.(00:01:16) Cultivating Peace & Presence Through Nervous System Regulation(00:10:00) Cultural Connections to Health, Longevity & Childhood Obesity(00:25:20) Family Dinners for Nourishment, Mindfulness & Building Stronger Bonds(00:43:45) Kids in the Kitchen: Fostering Enjoyment, Skill & Service in Cooking(00:59:48) Heart Meditations, Trauma Healing & the Science of Emotional ExchangeSponsorsBioptimizers | Go to Bioptimizers.com/Dave for 10% off any order.LeelaQ | Visit LeelaQ.com/Dave for 10% off your order.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/booksPodcast: The Model Health ShowInstagram: @shawnmodelYouTube: The Shawn ModelRead: Eat Smarter Family Cookbook by Shawn StevensonThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/12/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Your Own Mind Is Holding You Back – Peter Crone : 1141

Today’s guest has the coolest title I’ve ever heard—mind architect. Peter Crone is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, mind-body wellness coach, and life transformation expert. He’s worked with everyone from athletes, to actors, to billionaire CEOs, to everyday people trying to do their best. Peter helps people achieve spiritual freedom, mental peace, and physical vitality, which all align with biohacking in a big way.In this episode, we dig deep into the limiting beliefs that shape our behavior and relationships. We talk about discerning between reality and the stories we tell ourselves. Peter gives advice on overcoming perfectionism, strengthening your intuition, and recognizing your innate value. We also explore how to reframe language, the value of curiosity, and how to harness losses into learnings that unlock your greatest potential. It’s a fascinating conversation. You can hear more from Peter at the upcoming Biohacking Conference. Get your tickets at biohackingconference.com. (00:03:33) Where Biohacking Meets Energy Work(00:06:28) Accessing a Spiritual State Without Drugs(00:11:04) Recovering From Perfectionism(00:19:14) Reality vs. the Stories We Tell Ourselves(00:29:42) Healing Wounds From Birth(00:38:31) Why Fear Is the Enemy of Health(00:43:18) How To Train & Strengthen Intuition(00:56:01) Recognizing Your Innate Value(01:03:30) How Can We Learn From Our Elders?(01:06:19) Peter’s Freedom ProgramSponsorsTimeline Nutrition | Go to TimelineNutrition.com/Dave to get 10% off your first order.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: petercrone.comInstagram: @petercroneFacebook: Peter Crone - The Mind Architect TikTok: @petercroneofficial YouTube: @PeterCroneOfficialThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/7/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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No Grain, No Pain: Why Removing Gluten is Key to Improving Your Health – Dr. Peter Osborne : 1140

Today, we're diving into a topic that's on everyone's mind, but often misunderstood: gluten. Joining the show on this gluten-decoding mission is none other than Dr. Peter Osborne, aka the Gluten-Free Warrior. Dr. Osborne is a powerhouse of knowledge in nutritional health, particularly regarding gluten sensitivity and food allergies. As the founder of Gluten Free Society, the author of the bestseller, No Grain No Pain, and the host of the Glutenology MasterClass Series, he's at the forefront of functional medicine, helping countless individuals combat chronic and autoimmune diseases. His insights are crucial for anyone navigating the complexities of a gluten-free life.In this episode, we explain why gluten isn’t good for anyone—even if you don’t have symptoms or a diagnosed celiac problem. As a foundation, we lay out the differences between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, covering the surprising connections between dairy, gluten allergies, and mold. Dr. Osborne also highlights why common gluten-free substitutes like corn, oats, and rice aren't the safe havens we wish we were. You’ll hear about the nefarious ways Big Food is keeping our country sick and how to start taking charge of your own health in simple, free ways.Dr. Osborne shares his recommended diet, the rule of thirds, and how to effectively shift your eating habits. He recognizes the frustration and struggle many people face in finding effective professional help, and shares his tips for spearheading your own healing while collaborating with competent professionals.This episode isn't just about gluten; it's a deep dive into understanding your body, your diet, and how to collaborate with your doctor to find the health solutions that work for you.(00:01:48) Why We Should All Be Gluten Free(00:11:46) Big Food’s Role in Our Declining Health(00:28:31) When to Enjoy (and Avoid) Sugar, Soybeans & High Oxalate Foods(00:42:39) Change Your Diet & Biohack Your Way to Better Health(01:00:15) How To Respectfully Advocate for Your Own HealthSponsorsBEAM Minerals Pets | Go to BeamMinerals.com/DAVE2024 for 20% off your first order.Viome | Go to Viome.com/Dave to save $110 on the Full Body Intelligence Test.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: drpeterosborne.comRead: No Grain, No Pain by Peter OsborneYouTube: Peter OsborneInstagram: @drosborneThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/5/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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Akashic Records 101: The Simple Spiritual Practice You Haven’t Heard of…Yet – Laura Coe : 1139

Today we’re talking about something a little different—the “weird,” esoteric, metaphysical stuff. I’m joined by Laura Coe, who was a successful healthcare tech entrepreneur before selling her company and returning to her passion for philosophy. She is now an author, certified life coach, and Akashic Records reader. Never heard of the Akashic Records? Laura explains exactly what they are, and how they can help you understand yourself on a deeper level to find more joy, peace, and prosperity in your life. We explore the big questions… Who can access the Records? How do you know if they’re even real? Then, we get into the nitty gritty… How do you learn to read them? What can you ask and not ask? Can they help you sell your house or make more money? Laura and I also talk about how to tap into your intuition as an entrepreneur, the stigmas against spirituality, and why more of us than we think probably have psychic gifts. If you’re skeptical of this stuff, I’m going to ask you to suspend your disbelief and listen with an open mind. Laura’s perspective will give you a lot to think about. Why not give it a try? (00:03:47) What Are The Akashic Records?(00:13:15) The Akashic Records as a Grid of Interconnection(00:18:47) Validating The Akashic Records for Skeptics(00:23:37) Coming Out As Spiritual(00:26:53) How Long Does It Take To Learn The Akashic Records?(00:29:42) The Craziest Questions People Ask(00:32:39) Listening to Your Inner Knowing(00:38:01) What Can’t You Ask The Akashic Records?(00:41:55) Sentences That Open the Records(00:47:22) Healing Yourself Through Healing Others(00:48:54) Can It Help You Sell Your House?(00:56:11) Taking the “Woo Woo” out of The Akashic RecordsSponsorsMitosynergy | Get 15% off now at Mitosynergy.com/DaveCalroy.com | Head over to Calroy.com/Dave for an exclusive discountResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: lauracoe.comThe Little Soul School: littlesoul.schoolRead The Nature Of Series: lauracoe.com/booksInstagram: @laurascoeThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/29/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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How a Celebrity Trainer Rose to Success – Jason Walsh : 1138

Today I’m talking with one of the most sought-after celebrity trainers on the planet. Jason Walsh has trained stars like Matt Damon, Miles Teller, Brie Larson, and Bradley Cooper for some of the most physically demanding roles of their careers. He’s also the founder of Rise Nation, a global fitness studio powered by the VersaClimber, where you train like an athlete. On today’s episode, we talk about how Jason rose to success as a celebrity trainer. He shares the moments that defined his life and career, plus his advice for anyone who wants to get started in the fitness industry. We also go deep on the painful parts of entrepreneurship—unpacking the betrayals and heartbreaks we’ve both experienced as founders. We explore ways to train your brain and your body for resiliency, and how to redefine forgiveness as an energetic shift. We also talk about Jason’s new protein company, Rise 311. Plus, his take on why you don’t need to train for an hour a day to get results. (00:02:06) How Jason Became a Celebrity Trainer (00:22:22) The Rewards of Being Disciplined (00:25:40) How to Rise in Your Fitness Career(00:33:52) Building Rise Nation Step by Step (00:40:13) The War Against Small Businesses (00:42:47) Heartbreaks & Betrayals in Business (00:48:23) Train Your Brain to Reframe Trauma (00:53:47) Redefining Forgiveness (01:00:33) The Rise of Rise 311(01:02:32) Finding Joy & Resilience SponsorsMitosynergy | Get 15% off now at https://Mitosynergy.com/DaveCalroy | Go to https://Calroy.com/Dave for an exclusive discountResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: rise-nation.comRise 311: rise311.comInstagram: @risenationJason’s Instagram: @risemovementTikTok: @climbrisenationThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/27/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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Beat Sugar: The Glucose Goddess Method – Jessie Inchauspé : 1137

Blood sugar management as a biohack captures attention for its innovative approach to health. Today's guest, Jessie Inchauspé, stands out as an expert in guiding practical glucose management, smarter nutritional choices, and unveiling the intricate relationship between diet, blood sugar levels, and overall well-being. Behind the popular Instagram account @GlucoseGoddess, Jessie educates millions on groundbreaking food habits and has achieved notable success as a French biochemist and New York Times bestselling author, with over a million copies sold of her works, "Glucose Revolution" and "The Glucose Goddess Method," in 40 languages.Her unique combination of mathematics and biochemistry expertise opens up the secrets of blood sugar and its significant impact on physical and mental health. The conversation zeroes in on Jessie's mission to make complex science accessible through simple, transformative tips. Topics include her groundbreaking research, The Glucose Method study, the launch of her Anti-Spike supplement, and her signature four hacks for glucose management after consuming carbs. The dialogue also covers the benefits of real versus fake sugar, the underlying causes of insulin resistance and diabetes, and how blood sugar spikes influence aging.This episode unveils Jessie's remarkable discoveries and biohacks for glucose management, which are crucial for fertility, PCOS, and understanding the health impacts of lifestyle choices like alcohol and nicotine. Jessie's practical insights offer a path to enjoying favored foods with minimal bodily impact, appealing to both biohacking aficionados and those embarking on a health journey.(00:02:28) Understanding Glucose’s Role in Our Health(00:14:27) Enjoying Carbs Without Negative Side Effects(00:23:27) The Real Cause of Insulin Resistance & Diabetes(00:34:23) Addressing Alcohol, Nicotine & The French Paradox(00:54:22) The Glucose Goddess Method Study(01:05:47) Glucose Management for Fertility, PCOS & PMS CravingsSponsorsTimeline Nutrition | Go to TimelineNutrition.com/Dave and get 10% off your order.Sunlighten | Head to Sunlighten.com/dave to save up to $600 when you order.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: glucosegoddess.comInstagram: @glucosegoddess Read: Glucose Revolution by Jessie InchauspéRead: The Glucose Goddess Method by Jessie InchauspéThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/22/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 5 seconds
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Variable Resistance: The Ultimate Muscle Hack – Dr. John Jaquish : 1136

Today we're talking about testosterone replacement and unpacking the novel concepts of progressive overload and variable resistance training—both methods to gain, and keep, muscle mass in your body without living in the gym.I’m joined by strength expert, entrepreneur, past guest of the show, and PhD, John Jaquish. John has spent years researching and developing improved approaches to health. Inventor of X3, a technology that is proven to develop muscle much faster than conventional weight lifting with the lowest risk of joint injury, Dr. Jaquish’s methods are used in training the world's most elite athletes as well as Olympians.Aligning with the most basic tenet of biohacking, if you can achieve all of your physical or athletic goals in half the time of your competitors, why not explore the option? John is as gracious as he is informed in this one, detailing the benefits of variable resistance training and indulging me in a super deep dive into diet and nutrition experimentation, testosterone replacement therapy, and efficient muscle growth.You’ll learn what he eats every day to look as good as he does. You’ll get repetition-count-specific recommendations on ultra-quick workout routines. And you’ll learn the very surprising amount of carbohydrates I ingest every single day (a number that will shock many of you).SponsorsBEAM Minerals Pets | Go to BeamMinerals.com/DAVE2024 for 20% off your first order.ARMRA | Try it out for yourself at tryarmra.com. Use code DAVE to get 15% off your first order.(00:02:39) Masterclass on Efficient Muscle Building(00:16:43) How are Shaolin Monks & Gymnasts So Strong?  (00:23:46) Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)(00:38:40) How Protein Impacts Muscle Growth(00:47:55) Breakthrough Personal Research on Carbohydrates(00:58:31) Weight Lifting is a Waste of TimeResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: jaquishbiomedical.comInstagram: @drjaquishYouTube: Jaquish BiomedicalRead: Weight Lifting Is a Waste of TimeRead: Osteogenic Loading: A New Modality To Facilitate Bone Density DevelopmentHow to Build Strength Faster – John Jaquish, Ph.D. #863Building Strength Isn’t About Weight Lifting Anymore – John Jaquish, Ph.D. #862The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/20/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Glutathione for Ageless Skin : 1135

Welcome to a special Upgrade Spotlight Edition, where I introduce you to someone who's genuinely changing the game. Our carefully selected guest today is a renowned pharmacist, an author, and a pioneer in biohacking for skin longevity: Dr. Nayan Patel. Dr. Patel is a trailblazer in the world of antioxidants, specifically glutathione. If you've been following biohacking or are a regular listener, you know that glutathione is a key antioxidant with vital functions, including skin health. Dr. Patel's expertise in absorbable glutathione and anti-aging sciences is unparalleled.Dr. Patel holds a unique patent for transdermal glutathione delivery, a groundbreaking method of introducing this crucial antioxidant directly through your skin with his company Auro Wellness. His book, The Glutathione Revolution, dives deep into this topic. In this episode, we delve into why glutathione is essential for skin longevity. Dr. Patel shares insights on his innovative formula and technology for absorption at Auro Wellness, which has shown promising results in reducing fine lines, cellulite, and even promoting hair growth. As someone who champions scientifically-backed products and real results, I'm excited to discuss how Dr. Patel's work is a true game changer. I know the power of glutathione. I've been using it for nearly two decades, especially during my battle with toxic mold exposure. And now, thanks to innovators like Dr. Patel, we're moving from intravenous methods to transdermal applications—it's truly revolutionary. For those eager to try, visit aurowellness.com and use code DAVE10 for a discount.(00:01:14) Biohacking Benefits of Glutathione & New Absorption Technology(00:08:32) The Auro Skincare Stack & How Glutathione Enhances Skin Longevity(00:20:13) Reducing Cellulite & Fine Lines with Glutathione (00:35:01) Glutathione for Hair Growth & Toxin RemovalResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Shop Auro Wellness: aurowellness.com (use code DAVE10 for 10% off)Read: The Glutathione Revolution by Dr. Nayan Patel and Dr. Mark HymanThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/16/202443 minutes, 26 seconds
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What You’re Getting Wrong About Exercise – Sal Di Stefano : 1134

I’m pumped to welcome one of the hosts of the Mind Pump Podcast, top trainer and entrepreneur Sal Di Stefano. Mind Pump pulls back the curtain on the health, fitness, and nutrition industries, cuts through the pseudo-science, and offers science-backed solutions for enhancing performance while emphasizing health. Sal started his journey in the gym at age 14, and I admire how he’s steadily grown a meaningful business around biohacking fitness. On today’s episode, we take on some weighty topics like weight training vs. cardio, why veganism is dangerous, and why reverse dieting may actually be the key for results. Sal explains his fitness philosophy, which focuses on functional movement, reframing your mindset around exercise, and consistency above all else. We also get into the nutrition side of things. Sal and I break down how much protein you should be eating per day, plus our favorite proteins—and the evil ones we avoid. We also talk carbs. Do they make you fat? How do they impact performance? What are the best sources? Then, we get fired up talking about how you can fire up your metabolism. This episode is for everyone, from gym newbies to serious bodybuilders. And check out my episode on The Mind Pump Podcast to get a double dose of me and Sal (watch or listen).(00:01:03) Are Bodybuilders the Edgiest Biohackers?(00:04:51) Strength Training vs. Cardio(00:12:27) Strength Training as a Longevity Tool(00:16:32) Moving Toward Functional Movement(00:21:10) Reframing Movement in Your Mind(00:29:17) Why Veganism Is Dangerous(00:33:27) Do Carbs Make You Fat?(00:38:34) Should You Reverse Diet?(00:40:54) How Much Protein Should You Eat?(00:50:18) Is There Any Good Reason To Eat Chicken?(00:55:10) Winning Carb Choices(00:59:42) Sal’s #1 Recommended Supplement(01:02:00) The Single Biggest Fitness MistakeSponsorsMitosynergy | Get 15% off now at Mitosynergy.com/Dave40 Years of Zen | Upgrade Your Brain in 5 Days by going to 40YearsOfZen.com/DaveResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Mind Pump Podcast: mindpumppodcast.comMind Pump Training Protocols: mindpumpmedia.com/maps-fitness-productsMind Pump Instagram: @mindpumpmediaSal’s Instagram: @mindpumpdistefanoX: @mindpumpsalTikTok: @mindpumpmediaYouTube: @MindPumpShowThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/15/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Art of Deep Rest – Tracee Stanley : 1133

Dive into yoga nidra with Tracee Stanley, a renowned teacher and author who unveils the transformative power of rest. Her book, "Radiant Rest," showcases the vital role of recovery in biohacking, advocating for the strength found in stillness. Tracee, with over twenty years of experience and collaborations with icons like Marianne Williamson, is a leader in the realm of deep rest and clarity. Her latest work, "The Luminous Self," deepens this exploration, aligning with our aim to unlock inner power for a fulfilling life. Today, we delve into yoga nidra's science, its profound effects on our brain, and how it connects us to our roots, reshapes habits, and promotes deep healing. Tracee's approach not only offers a pathway to better understanding and caring for ourselves but also redefines our relationship with rest and the world. Her insights are essential for anyone seeking a holistic biohack for body and mind wellness, providing clarity, compassion, and the gift of deep rest.(00:00:40) Accessing Real Rest & Peace With Yoga Nidra(00:12:25) One Free Daily Practice for Better Sleep, Focus & Productivity(00:26:34) Exploring Death Practices & Connecting to Nature(00:42:34) Creating a Legacy of Peace: Passing on Indigenous Traditions & Teachings(00:53:50) Healing a Sleep Deprived World & Confronting the Root Cause of Suffering(01:08:13) Exploring Tracee’s Tools for Connection & HealingSponsorsCalroy | Calroy.com/Dave for an exclusive discountBioptimizers Blood Sugar Breakthrough | Go to BloodSugarBreakthrough.health/Dave and use code “Dave10” for 10% off your order.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Read: The Luminous Self by Tracee StanleyRead: Radiant Rest by Tracee StanleyWebsite: traceestanley.comInstagram: @tracee_stanleyThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/13/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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Save Face: Non-Surgical Solutions From a Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Rob Whitfield : 1132

Today’s show is a masterclass in improving your skin without going under the knife. I’m excited to welcome back Dr. Rob Whitfield, an Austin-based plastic surgeon who specializes in breast implant removal surgeries and advanced cosmetic procedures. He invented the famous “No-Cut” Facelift, which revolutionized non-surgical facelifts for a more natural appearance. I worked with Rob on a “No-Cut” Facelift, and he removed excess skin from my back after my weight loss. I got to be the guinea pig, and now I’m sharing everything I learned with you. On today's episode, I recount my experience and results with these procedures. Dr. Rob explains what a “No-Cut” Facelift is, plus other non-surgical procedures to tighten fat, remove excess skin, and reduce wrinkles. We talk about radio frequency-assisted lipolysis, SoftWave therapy, Morpheus8, and a whole lot more. Plus, we get into foods that hurt your skin, injectable vs. topical peptides, and biohacking skincare. Basically, it’s everything you need to know for younger, healthier-looking skin. And let’s face it, we all want that. (00:01:58) Dave’s Experience Working With Dr. Rob(00:08:48) What Is a “No-Cut” Facelift?(00:19:10) Shrinking Fat With Radio Frequency Assisted Lipolysis(00:22:13) Zoom Lifts & More Non-Surgical Procedures(00:29:02) What Is SoftWave Therapy?(00:33:28) Biohacking for Skincare(00:34:47) Morpheus8: Good or Bad?(00:35:53) Treatments for Excess Skin(00:37:44) How Bad Are BBLs?(00:41:57) Does Your Skin Have a Biological Clock?(00:45:32) Foods That Hurt Your Skin(00:48:18) Topical vs. Injectable Peptides(00:50:17) The Bright Side of Sun Exposure(00:53:42) What To Do for Your Skin at 25SponsorsLeela Q | Visit LeelaQ.com/Dave for 10% off.Timeline Nutrition | Go to TimelineNutrition.com/Dave and get 10% off your order.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: drrobertwhitfield.comThe HARP™️ Method: harp.healthInstagram: @breastimplantillnessexpertInstagram: @drrobwhitfieldFacebook: Dr. Rob Whitfield MDYouTube: @breastimplantillnessexpertTikTok: @drrobertwhitfieldHow Breast Implants Compromise Your Health and Make You Sick #1043The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/8/202459 minutes, 17 seconds
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Insidious Inflammation & How To Fight It – Maggie Berghoff : 1131

Inflammation is at the root of everything. More inflammation means less energy and a higher risk of every disease. Today, we’re digging into exactly why inflammation is so insidious with functional medicine nurse practitioner Maggie Berghoff. Maggie is a USA Today National Best-Selling author of the book Eat to Treat: Your Three-Step Plan To Reduce Inflammation, Detoxify Your Life, And Heal Your Body. She is also the founder of wellness supplement and non-toxic home line DETOXDaily. In this episode, we talk all about inflammation—what causes it, how it hurts us, and how to combat it. We explore all the different types of inflammation, including physiological vs. psychological inflammation– and dig into how inflammation intersects with hormone health, thyroid function, and metabolic syndrome. Maggie also shares her perspective about shedding shame around eating, and why perfectionism can be even more toxic than actually toxic foods. Plus, I share a lot of horrifying (but medically useful) information about urine. You’ll be equally intrigued and grossed out. (00:01:29) The Ills of Inflammation(00:07:23) Physiological vs. Psychological Inflammation(00:15:00) 3 Things That Cause Inflammation(00:25:26) Are We More Inflamed Now Than Ever?(00:27:19) Where Do You Start Combating Inflammation?(00:30:09) What Is Your Inflammation Type?(00:35:50) When Your Hormones Are in Havoc(00:46:58) Metabolic Syndrome’s Role in Inflammation(00:49:22) The Nightmare of Poor Sleep(00:55:18) Shedding Shame Around Food(01:02:20) Why Not Just Take Aspirin?SponsorsQuantum Upgrade | Go to QuantumUpgrade.io/dave for a 15 day free trialStemregen | Go to Stemregen.co/dave for 20% offResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: maggieberghoff.comEat To Treat: eattotreat.comDETOX Daily: yourdetoxdaily.comInstagram: @maggie_berghoffFacebook: Maggie Berghoff TikTok: @maggie_berghoff Linkedin: Maggie Berghoff The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/6/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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Change Your Morning, Change Your Life – Hal Elrod : 1130

Meet a man who makes miracles happen. Today, I’m joined in the studio by Hal Elrod, author of the international bestseller The Miracle Morning and his newest book, The Miracle Equation. After overcoming multiple near-death experiences and financial hardships, Hal channeled his adversity into helping others overcome their own challenges. His Miracle Morning approach has impacted millions of lives.On today’s episode, Hal tells us all about his updated version of The Miracle Morning. He explains SAVERS, the six foundational practices that will transform your morning and change your life. We also talk about tips for hacking your sleep, productivity, and relationships. Hal shares the stories of his devastating car accident and rare cancer diagnosis—and the superpowers he gained from coming back to life. We explore how these near-death experiences changed his perspective on life and what he values most. He also tackles some tough questions… Should we try to help everyone? What does it mean to be a “man”? And what does it take to truly serve others? There’s so much to take away from Hal’s refreshing and optimistic perspective. (00:03:20) Creative Ways To Hold Yourself Accountable(00:13:57) Ditching Veganism(00:21:08) Hal’s Near-Death Experiences(00:27:35) Taking Your Health in Your Hands(00:29:37) Did Hal Come Back With Superpowers?(00:31:55) Are You Supposed To Help Everyone?(00:40:51) How the Miracle Morning Changed Hal’s LIfe(00:43:42) What Does It Mean To Be a “Man”?(00:51:25) Customizing Your Morning To Meet Your Needs(00:54:05) The Six Savers for Success(00:56:53) Tips To Save Your Sleep(01:01:51) The MVP of Personal Development Practices(01:06:14) Nourishing Our ConnectionsSponsorsViome | Go to Viome.com/Dave and save $110 on the full-body intelligence test. Neurohacker | Go to Neurohacker.com/Dave and try it risk free for up to 100 days. Use code “DAVE” at checkout for 15% now.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Read: The Miracle Morning and The Miracle EquationWebsite: halelrod.comFacebook: Hal ElrodX: @HalElrodYouTube: @HalElrodThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/1/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 55 seconds
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The New Fountain of Youth: Plant-Based Stem Cells - Christian Drapeau : 1129

Imagine the benefits of stem cell regeneration without needles or a high cost. Today, I'm excited to introduce Christian Drapeau, inventor of a groundbreaking plant-based stem cell product for health and longevity.Christian is more than a scientist; he's a stem cell expert and herbalist, pioneering plant-based stem cell enhancers. Yes, plants and stem cells together! His background from McGill University and work at Stemtech International make him a leading voice in stem cell science. His book, 'Cracking the Stem Cell Code,' reveals how our bodies use stem cells for repair, and his latest research shows how aquatic plants can boost stem cell production, like nature's own fountain of youth.We'll explore how Christian's journey in ancient herbalism led to innovative discoveries in stem cell enhancement and clarify the difference between traditional procedures and products like STEMREGEN. Stay tuned for key answers: How do stem cells promote longer, healthier lives? What's the truth about stem cells and cancer? When's the best time to start using these products?I'll also share my personal routine for maximizing stem cell supplement effects. If you're excited about affordable, effective health benefits, try STEMREGEN. Visit stemregen.co/dave to save 20% on your order.(00:01:09) STEMREGEN: Understanding The Herbalism x Stem Cell Crossover(00:12:21) Stem Cells & Longevity 101(00:23:55) The Historical Context of Healing & Longevity with Plants(00:32:05) Affordability & Cancer Prevention with STEMREGEN(00:44:27) Preventing Kidney Stones & Lowering Your pH (00:57:37) Dave’s Biohacking Stack for STEMREGEN Enhancement (01:05:51) Improving Mitochondrial Function & Measuring AgeSponsorsBioptimizers | Go to Bioptimizers.com/dave, and use code "Dave10" for 10% offResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: stemregen.co/daveInstagram: @stemregenYouTube: STEMREGENThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/30/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Superfoods That Are Killing You – Teri Cochrane : 1128

Today, we’re digging into specifics about food that you haven’t heard on the show before. This one may very well influence you to rethink your “healthy” diet and change how you feel about food completely. To get there, I’m excited to welcome back Teri Cochrane, an integrative practitioner and pioneer in personalized healthcare. Teri is the founder of the Global Sustainable Health Institute® and developer of The Cochrane Method®, a future-facing algorithm for decoding the human body. Teri is also one of the world’s leading experts on dietary amyloids, which is a topic I love talking about.In today’s episode, we get into what amyloids are and how they turn on viruses, cause cancer, and shorten our lives. We also explore the dangers of oxalates and histamines, plus hacks to reduce and release them. Teri and I both have our own recipes for releasing oxalates that you can try at home (they’re surprisingly simple). We talk about how dirty poultry is killing us—and how superfoods like kale and almonds aren’t any better. We break down the benefits of regenerative farming, and share ways to make your dollar stretch if you can’t afford grass-fed meat. Plus, Teri tells us what she personally eats. (00:02:01) The Big 4 Metabolic Impairments(00:08:21) The Dangers of Oxalates(00:12:02) The Fifth Disruptor: Histamine(00:16:22) Becoming Your Own Body Interpreter(00:28:41) How Do We Get Off Oxalates?(00:35:41) Dave’s Recipe for Releasing Oxalates(00:44:40) Hacks for Histamines(00:50:32) Amyloid 101: What You Should Know(00:56:56) Should You Beware of B6?(00:59:54) What’s the Best Kind of Protein?SponsorsCalroy Arterosil & Vascanox Bundle | Head over to calroy.com/dave for an exclusive discount.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: tericochrane.comInstagram: @tericochranebeyondnutritionYouTube: @TeriCochraneThe Global Sustainable Health Institute: globalsustainablehealthinstitute.comRead: The Wildatarian Diet by Teri Cochrane What You Eat is Turning Your Genes On and Off – Teri Cochrane – #646The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/25/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 58 seconds
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Knees Over Toes: Fix Knees, Calves, Shins & Shoulders – Ben Patrick : 1127

Meet the man who’s making leaps forward in functional movement training. Ben Patrick (aka the Knees Over Toes Guy) went from chronic knee issues to becoming a dunking sensation with his remarkable 42-inch vertical leap. His journey led him to discover the unconventional “knees over toes” method. He now trains to reverse joint pain and defy aging.In this episode, Ben shares his three game-changing foundations of exercise. We look back at the history of backward walking, and talk about its benefits today. Ben gives us his best tips for strengthening and healing knees, calves, shins, hip flexors, and shoulders. We start from the ground up with fixes for feet and toes. Plus, we talk about the problem with most shoes.Today’s biggest takeaway is recognizing the connection between functional movement and longevity. Functional training is key to how long you live and how well you live. Whether you’re 18 and want to do parkour or you’re 80 and want to get up off the floor—or still do parkour—you’ll want to hear this one. (00:04:45) What’s Up With Knees Over Toes?(00:13:58) Strengthening Joints, Not Just Muscles(00:19:54) Starting Off on the Right Foot(00:28:21) Taking It Back to Basics(00:38:30) Will These Workouts Help or Hurt Your Joints?(00:45:09) Fixes From the Toes Up(00:53:48) How To Have Healthy Hip Flexors(01:00:33) Healthy Movement Patterns for Life(01:03:03:) Secrets To Shoulder Healing(01:05:50) Marketing That Actually Helps PeopleSponsorsQuantum Upgrade | Go to QuantumUpgrade.io/Dave for a 7-day free trialResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: atgonlinecoaching.comATG Equipment: atgequipment.comInstagram: @kneesovertoesguyYouTube: @TheKneesovertoesguy TikTok: @kneesovertoesguyBiohacking Conference: biohackingconference.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/23/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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Biohack Like a Woman – Aggie Lal : 1126

Today, we're learning how to Biohack like a Woman. And trust me, it's not about counting calories or giving up your favorite foods; it's a whole new paradigm. I'm thrilled to introduce you to our incredible guest today, someone I've had the privilege of working with for several years—Aggie Lal aka Biohacking Bestie. Aggie is not your average biohacker; she's a public figure, bestselling author, health coach and a TEDx Speaker. She's been featured on TV and started the renowned Travel her Shoes blog over a decade ago, eventually leading her down the path of biohacking after realizing the toll constant travel can take on your health.Aggie's journey has led her to establish the Higher Self Academy, where she offers courses to help individuals, especially women, personalize their biohacking journeys. She's also the host of the Biohacking Bestie podcast—make sure to check out our recent conversation on her show. I love the work Aggie’s doing so much, that I even wrote the foreword for her groundbreaking new book, Biohack Like a Woman, which is all about revolutionizing weight loss and biohacking specifically tailored for women.In today's episode, we delve into topics like fertility, understanding perimenopause, and exploring distinct biohacking recommendations for men and women. Aggie and I discuss why women must honor their cycle when trying new practices and the common challenges women face when under-eating calories and exercising. Plus, Aggie shares her valuable nutritional advice for women, including protein intake per meal. (00:02:01) Aggie’s Mission To Empower Women Through Biohacking(00:10:46) Addressing Stress Response Capacity & The Importance of Rest & Recovery(00:21:12) Biohacking Your Cycle, Fertility & Birth Control(00:34:55) Nourishing Women: Understanding the Impact of Caloric Deficiency & Exercise(00:44:53) Embracing New Relationship Dynamics & Women’s Innate Power(00:54:24) How Biohacking Is Disrupting Mainstream Medicine(00:59:21) Nutritional Recommendations for WomenSponsorsBiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough | Go to bioptimizers.com/dave for 10% off your order.ARMRA | Try it out for yourself at tryarmra.com. Use code DAVE to get 15% off your first order.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Read: Biohack Like a Woman Biohacking Bestie: biohackingbestie.comHigher Self Academy: higherselfacademy.coInstagram: @aggieInstagram: @biohackingbestieYouTube: @biohackingbestieTikTok: @biohackingbestieBiohacking Bestie Podcast: biohackingbestie.com/pages/biohacking-bestie-podcastThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/18/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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From Tech to Table: Inside Kimbal Musk's Culinary Revolution : 1125

Today’s very special episode comes from inside Kimbal Musk’s kitchen, where I get a hands-on look at his passion for cooking, community, and regenerative farming. Kimbal Musk is a South African restaurateur, chef, entrepreneur and a board member at Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, companies led by his brother, Elon Musk. Outside of the tech space, Kimbal is the force behind The Kitchen Restaurant Group and co-founder and chairman of Big Green, where he's pioneering outdoor classroom Learning Gardens in schools nationwide. Additionally, Kimbal co-founded Square Roots, an innovative urban farming venture utilizing hydroponic, climate-controlled shipping containers. In our last interview at his newly opened restaurant, The Kitchen, we explored the intersection of technology, regenerative agriculture, and grass-fed cuisine. Today, we unpack Kimbal's passion for food and community. Seriously, we’re not just chatting about technology and longevity here—Kimbal teaches me how best to prepare, serve, and enjoy grass fed steak to perfection. During this live tutorial, we talk about how the energy you put into preparing your food really does impact how it tastes, and his unique perspective on innovation and leadership, gained from working closely with his brother Elon and the teams at Tesla and SpaceX. Then, we explore the highlights of his new cookbook, The Kitchen Cookbook: Cooking for Your Community, a treasure trove of real-food recipes accompanied by easy to follow video tutorials. It’s an incredibly valuable resource for anyone that’s interested in bringing more realness to their food prep and diet.(00:02:14) Embracing Community Through Food(00:18:33) Teaching Kids About Regenerative Farming With Big Green(00:28:56) Try the Kitchen Cookbook for Better Family Meals(00:38:52) Kimbal Musk on Psychedelics: In or Out?(00:43:06) Cooking for Elon Musk(00:47:27) Learn How To Prep & Cook a Beautiful Grass-Fed Steak Live(00:59:22) Kitchen Thoughts on Longevity & Death(01:04:12) Exploring the Link Between Quality Fats & TestosteroneSponsorsApollo Neuro Wearable | Head to apolloneuro.com to save 15% on your Apollo wearable.CAROL Bike | Save $250 on CAROL Bike until January 15th with code DAVE at carolbike.com.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Organic Revolution: Kimbal Musk’s Mission to Take Down Big Food # 504Big Green: biggreen.org Read: The Kitchen Cookbook by Kimbal MuskThe Kitchen: thekitchen.comRead: Elon Musk by Walter IsaacsonThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/16/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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Gratitude & Grit: How To Grow in 2024 – Gary Vaynerchuk : 1124

Today’s guest is not a scientist but a true visionary. Gary Vaynerchuk (aka Gary Vee), is a self-made entrepreneur and digital marketing pioneer. He started his business journey with a lemonade stand at age seven. Now, he’s a prolific content creator, best-selling author, and the co-founder of the massive digital agency VaynerMedia. What I love about Gary is that he leads with integrity, optimism, and, above all, gratitude. He’s a guy of wisdom, not just business—and that’s an important element of what The Human Upgrade is all about.In today’s episode, we explore how entrepreneurship has changed since Gary and I started. We get into how to grow a business in 2024 and Gary’s advice for anyone starting out. His secret to success will surprise you. We talk a lot about gratitude, and how that lens has shaped Gary’s long career and kept him from burning out. Gary also shares his perspective on today’s social media landscape, the importance of kind candor, and why we should look to our elders. No doubt, listening to Gary will inspire you to go after your passions and try that thing you’ve been putting off. In Gary’s words, your happiness is worth fighting for!(00:02:01) Redefining Success as an Entrepreneur(00:07:02) How Gary’s Upbringing Impacted His Success(00:10:32) The Truth About Social Media in 2024(00:14:49) Is Everyone Just Copying Each Other?(00:18:50) Gratitude As the Antidote for Burnout(00:24:11) Championing Wisdom Instead of Youth(00:29:21) Prioritizing Joy Over Riches(00:38:02) Recognizing the Importance of Kind Candor(00:43:08) Reframing Relationships & the Perspectives You Engage With(00:47:17) Leading With Gratitude, Not FearSponsor40 Years of Zen | Go to 40yearsofzen.com/dave to receive an exclusive offer for podcast listeners. ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: garyvaynerchuk.comInstagram: @garyveeTikTok: @garyveeFacebook: Gary Vaynerchuk YouTube: @garyveeX: @garyveeDiscord: VeeFriends The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/11/202458 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Healthy Gut Can Reverse Disease – Dr. Steven Gundry : 1123

I'm excited to welcome back Dr. Steven Gundry to The Human Upgrade for his sixth appearance, a tribute to his remarkable insights and ongoing research.Dr. Gundry, a true pioneer, is renowned for his books like "The Plant Paradox" and his groundbreaking work on lectins, changing how we understand our body's reaction to food. He's also a top cardiothoracic surgeon and a leader in robotic cardiac surgery, with over two decades of research into the microbiome, using diet and nutrition as key treatment tools. His book, "Unlocking the Keto Code," and his wellness line, GundryMD, have made significant impacts in health and nutrition.In this episode, we dive into cutting-edge research from his new book “Gut Check.” Dr. Gundry discusses the microbiome's connection to disease, and gut health's role in hormone regulation, crucial for mental health during menopause. He'll also share insights on dietary choices, the truth about parasites, and nicotine's unexpected role in longevity.Dr. Gundry's transformative wisdom bridges traditional and alternative medicine. A big thank you to him for another enlightening visit. Thanks for joining us on this journey of discovery!(00:00:22) The Latest Research on How To Reverse Disease(00:10:16) The Link Between Leaky Gut & Gluten(00:16:50) Debunking Blue Zones(00:19:28) What Meat Products You Should Eat & Avoid(00:23:43) The Latest Data on New 5GC, 5AC & Fermented Meat(00:34:27) The Real Issue with Oxalates & How To Boost Your Defenses(00:41:33) How the Microbiome Influences Hormones & Menopause(00:48:10) What Foods Have the Highest Risk for Parasites According to Dr. Gundry(00:55:11) Benefits & Risks of Berberine(00:58:21) The Surprising Truth About Nicotine & Longevity(01:09:11) The Downside to Too Much Olive OilSponsorsARMRA | Visit tryarmra.com and use the code DAVE to get 15% off your first order.Leela Q | Visit leelaq.com/dave and get a 10% discount on LeelaQ products. ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Read: Gut Check by Dr. Steven GundryWebsite: drgundry.comPodcast: The Dr. Gundry PodcastKeto Gets an Upgrade – Dr. Steven Gundry #912How to Identify Your Energy Blockers and Beat Fatigue – Dr. Steven Gundry with Dave Asprey – #803 How Foods are Harming Your Kids – Steven Gundry, M.D. – #649Healthy Aging Begins and Ends in the Gut – Dr. Steven Gundry #604How Nutrition Can Reverse Disease and the Impact of Lectins – Dr. Steven Gundry – #417The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/9/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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NAD+: A Quantum Leap in Biohacking – Dr. Gregory Kelly : 1122

On today’s Upgrade Spotlight episode, we’re talking all about NAD+. In the biohacking world, everyone and their mother has heard of NMN and NAD+, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. To get into the nitty gritty of NAD+, we’re joined by Dr. Gregory Kelly, a naturopathic physician and the lead product formulator at Neurohacker Collective, also known as Qualia. I’m an advisor to the company, and they do fantastic and innovative work in the longevity space. Their NAD+ supplement is a quantum leap in biohacking and a no-brainer to add to your stack. In today’s episode, Dr. Kelly explains what NAD is and why it’s essential for longevity, cognition, energy levels, and athletic performance. We talk about the differences between NR, NMN, and Niacinamide. We also explore the most efficient way to get NAD. Is an IV worth the money or will supplements give you more bang for your buck? Plus, Dr. Kelly breaks down exactly what’s included—and not included—in the Qualia NAD+ formula. I’ve been a major proponent of NAD for more than 10 years, but I don’t like to spend all my time and money getting it. If you feel the same, you’re going to want to tune into this episode. (00:01:55) What Is NAD & Why Do We Care?(00:06:19) The Most Efficient Way To Get NAD(00:09:55) Sirtuin’s Superpowers (00:14:42) The Qualia NAD+ Formula (00:22:37) The Buzz on Coffee Berry (00:25:53) When Is the Best Time To Take NAD+? (00:30:01) NAD+ in Clinical Trials (00:34:16) What’s NOT in the Qualia Supplement (00:38:02) A Quantum Leap for Biohacking Episode SponsorNeurohacker | Boost YOUR NAD+ up to 50%* + GET 50% OFF  go to neurohacker.com/DAVENAD.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Visit neurohacker.com/davenad to save 50% on Qualia NAD+ by Neurohacker Neurohacker Collective: neurohacker.comNeurohacker Collective Instagram: @neurohacker Linkedin: Gregory Kelly The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/5/202441 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Relentlessly Prioritize Your Life – Jesse Itzler : 1121

Today, we take a look into the mindset and habits of successful entrepreneurs and mastering the art of organization for success, topics that today’s guest has totally mastered. Jesse Itzler has an impressive background with a bachelor's degree from American University and a further degree in justice, law, and society. His resume as an entrepreneur is also quite impressive, co-founding Marquis Jet, the world's largest private jet card company, which was later sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Beyond this, he's partnered with Zico coconut water, selling it to The Coca-Cola Company, and has ventured into the music industry, co-writing Billboard Top 100 hits and co-founding Alphabet City Sports Records. Jesse is also an acclaimed triathlete and author, with his book, Living with a Seal, becoming a New York Times bestseller.As we step into the early days of 2024, this episode is all about providing you with clear, direct methods to upgrade your life across various facets—work, fitness, and personal development. Tune in as I compare and contrast my organizational methods with Jesse's, the goal being to introduce you to strategies that resonate with you and align with your personality. You'll gain insights into how Jesse efficiently prioritizes his calendar and the skills needed to outperform competition when you’re starting out in business. We also explore habits and tools for staying physically and mentally young, our favorite biohacks, my personal excitement in the field of longevity, and ways to structure your life for maximum return on investment, both in terms of monetary success and happiness. While our methods differ in some areas, our objective is the same: to live a life with minimal regrets, whether you reach 80 or 180 years old. Join us as we discuss the habits of successful entrepreneurs—both from our experience and learning from others at the top of their game—and discover practical ways to implement these lessons into your life.(00:00:20) The Secret to Jesse’s Success in Business & Triathlons(00:05:10) How Jesse Organizes His Life & Implements New Habits(00:22:49) Structuring Support Systems & Early Hires(00:32:41) Lessons From Living With a Seal & Monks(00:48:19) What Biohacks Dave Is Most Excited About(00:54:21) How To Organize Your Time Efficiently(01:01:54) The Mindset & Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs(01:10:34) The Recipe for a Fulfilling Life(01:18:46) Dave’s Top Tools for LongevitySponsor: https://www.viome.com/dave to save $150 full body intelligence test.ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: jesseitzler.comInstagram: @jesseitzlerTikTok: @jesseitzlerYouTube: Jesse ItzlerLinkedin: Jesse ItzlerThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/4/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Expert In Your Face: Youthful Skin Without Surgery – Dr. Anthony Youn : 1120

Dr. Anthony Youn, aka “America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon,” is an expert in your face. He joins us to answer some burning questions… Can plastic surgery actually be holistic? Can you turn back the clock without going under the knife? And… What work should I get done to my face? Today, we’re talking all about how to hack your face and save your skin. Dr. Youn is a nationally-recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon. He’s the most followed plastic surgeon on social media and a TikTok star. He’s the author of The Age Fix, In Stitches, and Playing God. His new book, Younger For Life, is a complete holistic guide to anti-aging using a process he coined called Autojuvenation. In today’s episode, we get into what Autojuvenation is, and how it helps you look younger without surgery—a surgeon who wants to help you avoid surgery! We talk about blending biohacking and cosmetics, natural vs. medical-grade skincare, collagen peptides, treating hair loss, and whether sunscreen causes or prevents cancer. Dr. Youn also tells us the dumbest things that both men and women do to their faces—and how to avoid them. Let’s face it, many of us want to look younger. This conversation is a fascinating look at how to approach aesthetics from a biohacker’s perspective. (00:01:55) Is There Such Thing As Holistic Plastic Surgery?(00:05:12) Natural vs. Medical-Grade Skincare(00:09:36) Holistic Alternatives That Traditional Physicians Don’t Know(00:16:47) Does Topical Collagen Work?(00:19:45) What Cosmetic Work Should Dave Have Done?(00:25:20) Blending Biohacking & Cosmetics(00:30:38) The Dumbest Things Men Do to Their Skin(00:35:37) Is Sunscreen Preventing or Causing Cancer?(00:38:33) The Dumbest Things Women Do to Their Skin(00:43:54) The Hair-Raising Effects of Hair Loss(00:52:35) Additional Skin Biohacks from a ProResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: dryoun.comPre-order: Younger For Life (over $100 value of free bonuses)TikTok: @doctoryoun Instagram: @tonyyounmdYouTube: @DoctorYounPodcast: The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show  The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/2/20241 hour, 39 seconds
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Urolithin A: The Miracle Compound - Dr. Dominic Denk : 1119

Get ready for this important download on a fascinating biohacking compound you haven’t heard me talk about before: Urolithin A. It’s a postbiotic that supports the mitochondria, and it’s backed by impressive studies on longevity, anti-cancer effects, cognitive function, and muscle strength. In fact, this compound has earned a place in my permanent stack—which you know isn’t easy to pull off.Today, I chat with Dr. Dominic Denk, who’s done some of the original research on Urolithin A and the company that makes it, Timeline Nutrition powered by Mitopure. Dr. Denk works as a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at University Hospital Frankfurt. Dr. Denk breaks down what Urolithin A is and how it impacts aging and cancer prevention—answering questions on when, how, and why to take Mitopure—before we delve into the powers of mitochondria, how to have more energy production in your cells, and the relationship between energy production and cancer. We also talk T cells, autoimmunity, and inflammation. Plus, we get into the differences in healthcare and pharmaceutical overreach in the U.S. and Germany. Tune in to uncover the latest life-changing compound—and find out what it will do for your heaviest lift in the gym, your cognition before your next big meeting, and to reverse aging over time. (00:03:31) Understanding Urolithin A (00:08:43) Genetic vs. Mitochondrial Cancer (00:14:48) Getting to the Root of Autoimmunity (00:21:19) Strong Evidence on Muscle Strength (00:23:59) Does Cancer Hate Americans? (00:27:59) Why Do We Age? (00:31:35) The Best Studied Compound You’re Not Taking (00:33:02) Talking T Cells (00:36:22) Healthcare in Germany vs. The U.S. (00:43:31) Urolithin A & Hot/Cold Therapies (00:45:55) Tripling Down on mTOR (00:52:05) Are There Downsides to Urolithin A? ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Timeline Nutrition: timelinenutrition.com and use code DAVE to save 10%. After January 1st, 2024, TimelineNutrition.com/dave for 30% discount.Mitopure: mitopure.comX: @DomDenkMDLinkedin: Dr.med. Dominic Denk The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/28/202358 minutes, 46 seconds
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How & Why You Age, And What It Takes To Be 'Young Forever' – Mark Hyman, M.D. - End of Year Best-Of Episode!

In this special end-of-year "best of" episode, you'll learn the Top 10 hallmarks of aging, the role of functional medicine in restoring and reversing aging, and the many practical ways you can promote your own longevity.Mark Hyman, M.D., joins Dave in Austin to talk all things longevity. Driven by his desire for a healthier, longer life for himself and others, Dr. Mark immersed himself in the latest scientific research on aging and longevity. Through his findings, he realized that the body has an incredible built-in healing system that can be activated through understanding the emerging science of longevity. He also managed to reduce his biological age by 20 years effectively.He consistently tackles the topic of inflammation and its impact on aging—or “Inflammaging” as he calls it. “The body only has so many ways to say ouch,” Dr. Mark says. “You have pain. You have inflammation. You have certain things that happen that create all these symptoms, but there're these common roots. So, inflammation is this common root that seems to accelerate as we get older. So, we can measure biomarkers of inflammation that are highly predictive of mortality.”This conversation covers many components of aging, like metabolic flexibility and resilience, mTor, meat- and plant-based protein, nutrition, environmental allergies and food sensitivities, histamine, autophagy, fasting, DEXA scans, and much more!In his book, "Young Forever: The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life,” Dr. Mark:shares the knowledge of how to unlock the causes of accelerated aging and treat it as a reversible disease.gives you practical tips for daily habits that will increase your energy and performance.teaches you why you age and what it really takes to live a longer, more vibrant life.Watch this episode on YouTube! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/26/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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Change Absolutely Everything With One Hack – Robert Waldinger, M.D. - End of Year Best-Of Episode!

In this episode of The Human Upgrade you’ll meet Robert Waldinger, M.D., who leads an extraordinary scientific study on happiness that’s still going strong after eight decades. The study set out to understand human health by what made people thrive.Since 1938, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has tracked two groups of men and their families with the goal of discovering what really makes for a good life. Along the way, thousands of questions were asked, and hundreds of measurements were taken—from brain scans to blood work. Three strong themes emerged from the study: Social connections are really good for you. Loneliness kills.It’s the quality of your close relationships that matters.Good close relationships don’t just protect your body, they protect your brain.Dr. Waldinger combined those lifelong case studies with modern psychological research in his new book, co-authored with Marc Schulz, Ph.D., “The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness." This discussion gives you real-life tools to hack your happiness. You’ll learn things like:how relationships improve your physical, mental and emotional health. (More than you know!)how to evaluate the effect of your relationships on your well-being. (Don’t be dragged down.)what social fitness is and how to practice it. (Yes, it’s a flex.)ways to enliven and energize your relationships. (Energy totally matters.)why casual and work relationships matter more than you think. (A surprisingly big contribution.)Watch this episode on YouTube!Don’t Miss This! Dr. Waldinger’s TEDtalk about the study is one of TED’s Top 10 episodes and viewed more than 43 million times.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/21/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Equinox Effect: Innovating Fitness – Lavinia Errico : 1116

This episode is a deep dive into the heart of modern fitness, led by one of its most influential figures. Joining me today is Lavinia Errico, the visionary co-founder of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Lavinia isn't just a pioneer in the fitness industry, she's a passionate advocate for a life that's healthier, more fulfilled, balanced, and brimming with joy. She's dedicated to helping others achieve these same goals, inspiring people to delve into self-awareness and embrace transformative journeys. With her belief in enjoying the journey and embracing the process, Lavinia has shaped not just her own life but the lives of countless others towards seeing, feeling, and living remarkable results.Today, you’ll hear about how Lavinia's career in fitness and biohacking began with the birth of the modern fitness movement and Equinox as she shares challenges and triumphs of starting a fitness revolution in 1980s New York. You’ll also learn about the unique ethos that set Equinox apart and how building a business with family shaped its upward trajectory.This conversation is threaded with insight into the life of an entrepreneur, the realities of being a CEO, and how Lavinia intuitively balanced her professional journey with motherhood. Lastly, you’ll get a taste of Lavinia's wellness rituals, her philosophy as a lifelong learner, and her exciting new chapter with MOVEJOY, aimed at creating a more stress-free, joyous workout experience for everyone. (00:01:41) Laying the Foundation of Equinox(00:10:44) Finding the Joy of Movement(00:18:56) Advice for Women in Business(00:24:51) The Honest Cost of Being an Entrepreneur & CEO(00:32:14) Wellness Rituals & Being a Student of Life(00:44:47) Introducing Move Joy(00:55:27) Shifting the Why Behind MovementResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: movejoy.lifeInstagram: @laviniajoyLinkedIn: Lavinia ErricoThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Reversing Age: The Quest for Immortality with Bryan Johnson : 1115

Today is a long-awaited show with none other than Bryan Johnson, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and professional rejuvenation athlete on a mission to discover the next evolution of humankind. While Bryan is well known in the longevity space, I’ve been a fan of his work for years because of his neuroscience background. Bryan started a company called Kernel, which makes devices that monitor and record brain activity. Kernel uses what I would call the most comprehensive way of looking at the human brain ever. He is the founder of OS Fund and Braintree, and he spearheads Project Blueprint, an anti-aging experiment where he’s spent multiple years and millions of dollars developing an algorithm to live longer. In today’s wide-ranging talk, we discuss the future of optimizing our brains with AI—delving into all things biohacking and longevity while exploring complicated questions like… Can you die of loneliness? And… Are your critics making you old?Plus, we talk testosterone—an often triggering topic, but an essential conversation. Bryan shares his perspective on why he would rather be respected by people in the 25th century than understood now. Stick around for his surprising takes on olive oil, body hair, and saunas. (00:59) Biohacking The Brain (05:34) Are Your Critics Making You Old?(12:52) What Makes Bryan Tick(20:09) The Longevity-Loneliness Connection (28:27) Accounting For Bio Individuality in Health Protocols (39:09) Does Having a Partner Help You Live Longer? (47:59) Olive Oil vs. Saturated Fats (54:39) Talking Testosterone (01:07:52) Expanding Consciousness with Psychedelics (01:12:06) Questions from the Live Audience ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: protocol.bryanjohnson.comKernel: kernel.comRead: Don’t Die by Zero Instagram: @bryanjohnson_ YouTube: Bryan Johnson Linkedin: Bryan Johnson The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/14/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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From Michelin Stars to Mental Clarity: The Nootropic Revolution - Dan Freed : 1114

Coming to you live from Austin, Texas, I can’t wait for you to meet Dan Freed—a man who’s journeyed from the hot kitchen of high-end cooking to the frontier of brain improvement. Dan’s the founder and CEO of Thesis, a company that's revolutionizing the way we think about our brain's potential, and his journey is one of resilience and innovation. Picture this… A kid struggling with focus throughout childhood, he drops out of high school and claws his way up in the ruthless restaurant industry to become a saucier in a three-star Michelin kitchen. But the real twist comes when Dan, grappling with burnout, stumbles upon cognitive performance supplements. This discovery didn't just change his mental game, it transformed his entire life. Fast forward through degrees from Yale and INSEAD, and you have the Dan that sits down for this interview—committed to helping others harness their brainpower to the fullest.We get into the nitty gritty of nootropics and the supplement industry, talking about how Dan's fight with burnout and learning challenges led to the birth of Thesis Nootropics. We share tips on adapting human biology to our modern world, discuss the thorny issues of regulation and quality in the supplement industry, and explain how Thesis uses a unique combined approach of customizing nootropics and expert support for their customers. We round it all off with a look at the remarkable, results-driven formulas that Thesis offers, and how focus is the key to unlocking our greatest potential. Dan's story is a living proof that sometimes, a couple of stumbles can lead to an incredible leap forward, thanks to some conscious action. That’s the kind of journey we all can learn something from.(00:02:14) How Burnout & Learning Challenges Inspired Thesis Nootropics(00:19:15) Is Using Nootropics Cheating?(00:25:37) Tips for Adapting Human Biology to the Modern World(00:32:33) How Thesis Is Customizing Nootropics(00:40:59) Tips for Supporting Your Body’s Homeostasis While Taking a Stimulant(00:46:33) Dave Rings the Alarm on Formulating With Vitamin B6(00:50:53) Regulation & Quality Concerns in the Supplement Industry(00:57:41) Key Ingredients in Thesis’ Clarity & Logic Formulas That Drive Real Results(01:04:28) Unlocking Your Potential Through the Power of FocusResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: takethesis.comInstagram: @takethesisFacebook: Take ThesisThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Intermittent Fasting Works for Women! – Cynthia Thurlow, NP

Cynthia Thurlow joins the show to talk about how intermittent fasting can help women change their body, metabolic system and brain function. She has tips for women at all stages: from active menstrual cycles to perimenopause to menopause.Cynthia is a Johns Hopkins-trained nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist founded and serves as CEO of Everyday Wellness Project. She holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Functional Nutrition certifications with advanced trainings in Endocrinology and Gastroenterology. Her career in healthcare includes nearly 20 years of emergency medicine and cardiology experience. She brings a broad perspective when working with women to improve the state of their health. “I really start from a foundational level talking to women about fasting,” Cynthia says. “It's really honoring our own unique physiology. It's leaning into that menstrual cycle. It's leaning into the lifestyle piece that so much of us forget to talk about with our patients, our sleep quality, stress management, anti-inflammatory nutrition, our exercise quality, our connection with nature, all of which are critically important.”She also addresses diet dogma that frustratingly persists, even with established and emerging science about the benefits of intermittent fasting.She tackles this outdated dogma (and a lot more!) in her new book, “Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging.”“[Intermittent fasting] restores our intrinsic rhythms, burns fat, regenerates our health right down to the cellular level, and stabilizes our hormones,” Cynthia says in her book. “In turn, we are less likely to develop obesity, diabetes, vascular diseases, and autoimmune disorders.”At the end of this conversation, you’ll have the tools to decide if intermittent fasting is the right choice for the state of your own health.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/7/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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Beyond the Bedroom: Hacking Your Erotic Blueprint - Miss Jaiya : 1112

Dive into a captivating exploration of human biology and connection—erotic blueprints. Discover four primal drivers: fear, food, friends, and fertility, with a unique focus on fertility in this episode.Miss Jaiya, a leader in somatic sexology, sheds light on the intimate realm of human relationships and pleasure. As an award-winning somatic sexologist and creator of The Erotic Blueprints® Framework, Jaiya dedicates her expertise to helping people understand their unique erotic blueprints and their impact on intimate lives. Her latest book, "Your Blueprint for Pleasure," offers invaluable insights into a revolutionary language for bedroom communication and sexual vitality.This episode delves into the concept of erotic blueprints, Jaiya's research, and the unique paths to turn-on and blissful gratification for each individual. This conversation aims to understand people's true desires and needs in intimate relationships, free from taboos or judgment.Highlighting that sex and intimacy are vital for well-being, just like food and breathing, this discussion includes personal experiences and emphasizes the importance of vulnerability. Learn how understanding your erotic blueprint can enhance connections and satisfaction in the bedroom.Whether seeking to enrich intimate life or deepen understanding of human biology and connection, this episode offers valuable insights for everyone.(01:34) Reconciling Spirituality & Sexuality: Jaiya’s Sexual Empowerment Journey(12:00) Why Sex Is the New Frontier of Personal Growth & Biohacking(15:25) Jaiya’s Wildest Energetically Erotic Experience(21:35) Conscious Kink & Blending Psychedelics With Sexuality(30:52) Your Pleasure Blueprint: Defining the 5 Erotic Types(34:55) Discovering the Erotic Blueprint Through Her Own Relationship(40:01) Addressing the Intimacy Issue in Our World & Sending Love Through the Field(46:44) Confronting the Taboo of Pleasure(52:11) Mastering Energetic Sexuality & Orgasms(01:01:48) Risks in Using Psychedelics for Creation Energy(01:06:49) The Dark Side of Spiritual Ecstatic Altered States & How To Protect Your FieldResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: blueprintbreakthrough.comRead: Your Blueprint For Pleasure by Jaiya Instagram: @missjaiyaThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/5/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 18 seconds
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Build A Better Brain: Strategies for Strengthening Cognitive Function – Jim Kwik : 1111

I am excited to chat with a longtime friend who is a fellow expert in how to make your brain work better. Jim Kwik is an absolute wizard when it comes to maximizing your brain's potential. We go way back, over a decade, and I can vouch for his incredible expertise in the realm of cognitive enhancement. He also has just released an expanded addition to his best-selling book, Limitless, where he delves deep into topics that both he and I hold near and dear—nootropics and brain enhancement. Jim Kwik is a widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain function, and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius. In addition to being an author, he serves as ultra-informed host of the top education training podcast: Kwik Brain. His mission: No brain left behind.From overcoming childhood adversity and turning it into a superpower, to the secrets behind better memory and accelerated learning, this episode is full of tools for enhancing cognitive function. Plus, we explore the groundbreaking concepts Jim covers in Limitless: Expanded, including the use of nootropics to elevate brain function, his favorite daily biohacking techniques and brain exercises, and how identifying your brain animal can enhance your self awareness and therefore potential. (00:01:44) Jim Kwik’s Inspiring Brain Health Journey(00:10:18) Top 5 Most Recommended Nootropics(00:16:49) Supplements for Brain Health & Longevity(00:23:32) Jim’s Biohacking Must-Haves & Daily Routine(00:29:53) Healing the Emotional Thread & Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth(00:36:03) Top Exercises for Your Brain(00:47:41) C.O.D.E. – Understanding Your Brain Animal (Cognitive Type)(00:55:57) Leveraging Self-Awareness as a SuperpowerResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: jimkwik.comRead: Limitless Expanded by Jim KwikPodcast: Kwik BrainInstagram: @jimkwikYouTube: Jim KwikLinkedIn: Jim KwikThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/30/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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Making Billions: Lessons Learned From the King of the Thrill Pill Cult – Shaahin Cheyene : 1110

Today’s guest is nothing short of a modern-day Willy Wonka for Generation X. He built a billion-dollar ecstasy business in the '90s and did not end up behind bars. That's a story you've got to hear. Our guest today, Shaahin Cheyene, not only dabbled in the wild world of herbal ecstasy but also managed to stay out of trouble despite being investigated by seven attorney generals. And get this, he wasn't even 18 when he pulled off these daring feats.Shaahin's story doesn't stop there. Since those days, he's become an Amazon expert, successfully selling nootropics and a variety of other products on the platform. He's also a filmmaker and author of the book, “Billion: How I Became the King of the Thrill Pill Cult.” From Fleeing Iran at the age of five to being homeless and living out of his car, Shaahin's journey is nothing short of remarkable. It's safe to say he's one of the most interesting individuals I've had the pleasure of interviewing. We dive into Shaahin's captivating journey, exploring his transformation from a young criminal to a thriving entrepreneur. You’ll also learn about what went into his groundbreaking herbal ecstasy formula and how he managed to get his business off the ground. Along the way, we discuss the challenges of navigating the bureaucracy of big government, the importance of seeking help when needed, and the valuable lessons Shaahin learned from building and eventually exiting his herbal ecstasy empire. We also delve into how he managed to run a nine-figure company selling on Amazon, the mindset benefits of Brazilian jiu-jitsu training, the power of curating ideas, and how you can strategically leverage podcasts as an entrepreneur. Join us on a ride you won't want to miss.(01:47) How Shaahin Became the King of the Thrill Pill Cult(07:36) Formulating Herbal Ecstasy & Building a Million-Dollar Business(16:34) Navigating the Bureaucracy of Big Government(28:04) Pro Tip for Entrepreneurs: Why It’s Important To Ask for Help(32:09) What Cheyene Learned From Building & Exiting His Business(37:29) What To Do When You Make Your First Million(39:21) Scaling a 9-Figure Company Selling on Amazon(45:05) Lessons From Martial Arts & Our Bets on Musk vs Zuckerberg(54:03) The Tactical Advantage of Podcasting & Being a Curator of Ideas(01:03:30) Media Training 101ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: shaahincheyenne.comPodcastCola: podcastcola.comInstagram: @shaahincheyenePodcast: Business Story of the WeekLinkedIn: Shaahin CheyeneThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/28/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Hack Your Love Life: Hormones & Happiness – John Gray : 1109

I’ve been eagerly looking forward to this conversation with a dear friend and a true luminary in the realm of relationships and personal development, John Gray. for quite some time. You probably recognize his name as the author of the famous book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. But what's especially exciting is how John has evolved his insights to address the changing dynamics between men and women in the modern world, as he highlighted in his 2020 book, Beyond Mars and Venus: Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World.Now, why is this episode a must-listen? Well, John isn't just a relationship expert; he's also a seasoned biohacker who understands the profound impact of our environment – including relationships – on our hormones, happiness, and dopamine levels. In essence, he's been biohacking before it even had a name. With decades of wisdom, he offers invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of male-female relationships in today's world.Delve into the fundamental differences between men and women, the importance of appreciation in relationships, what truly motivates men, and practical tips on boosting testosterone and managing emotions. We also explore how men and women process feelings differently, the art of setting boundaries, and the language of love as the language of hormones.Get ready for a masterclass in understanding the dynamics of modern relationships and how to create lasting happiness.(00:59) Understanding Fundamental Differences Between Men & Women(04:38) Do Men Exist To Make Women Happy?(06:32) Exploring What Drives & Motivates Men(11:09) How To Boost Testosterone & Navigate Emotions(19:14) Why Men Disconnect When Talking About Feelings(30:22) How Men Can Help Women Come Back Into Balance(39:17) Setting Boundaries & Working on Your Relationship(49:41) Advice for Women for How To Talk About Their Feelings With Their Partner(01:02:22) Why the Language of Love Is the Language of Hormones(01:05:48) What Women Need in a Relationship(01:13:07) The Defense Against Attacks on Your Reputation(01:17:49) Techniques for Processing Emotions(01:25:32) Thoughts on Estrogen Receptor Degraders(01:31:48) What Masturbation Does to Men vs. Women(01:37:42) Advice for Couples Not Having SexResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: marsvenus.comRead: Beyond Venus and Mars by John GrayInstagram: @johngraymarsvenus_officialLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marsvenusThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/21/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 4 seconds
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Navigating the Quantum Field: Healing & Connection – Lynne McTaggart : 1108

Today's episode delves deeper into the captivating world of quantum field therapy and the power of intention, featuring the renowned Lynne McTaggart. Lynne, known for her books "The Power of Eight," and “The Field” offers groundbreaking insights into the profound impact of group intention.The discussion unravels the significance of the number 8, explores the mechanics behind Lynne's intention experiments, and examines the profound effects of healing and connection on our being. The conversation extends to the transformative power of expanding connection beyond the individual, the latest scientific developments supporting Lynne's theories, and the exciting potential of new technologies in quantum healing.The episode covers the role of intention in healing polarized communities and intriguing phenomena, such as The Simpsons' seemingly magical foresight.Get ready for a thought-provoking journey with Lynne McTaggart that promises to expand horizons, challenge beliefs, and inspire exploration into the uncharted territories of consciousness and intention.(03:01) What Is Quantum Field Therapy?(06:47) The Power of Eight(16:23) Inside the Power of Eight Experiments(19:40) How Healing & Connection Bring About States of Oneness(30:12) What Happens When You Expand the Group Beyond Eight(34:29) Evolving Our Understanding With the Latest Science(41:30) How New Modalities Support Lynne’s Findings(49:21) Lynne’s Measurement of Success: Stories of Real World Impact(56:44) Joining a Power of Eight Group or Intention Experiment(01:01:45) Healing Polarized Communities Using Altruistic Intention(01:09:14) What Technologies Can Push Boundaries Further?(01:16:15) How Did The Simpsons Magically Predict the Future?ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: lynnemctaggart.comRead: The Power of Eight by Lynne McTaggartYouTube: Lynne McTaggartInstagram: @lynnemctaggartofficialThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/16/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Falling Down & Getting Up: Exploring the Path to Resilience – Mark Nepo : 1107

How about we have a conversation with one of the most spiritually influential living people on earth? Yes, you heard that right! Today's guest was bestowed with this honor by Watkins MindBodySpirit, and if that's not impressive enough, AgeNation awarded him a Life Achievement Award. Today, we have the incredible privilege of sitting down with a true luminary in the world of spirituality, health, and resilience. His name is Mark Nepo, and he's not just an authority on spiritual matters and poetry; he's a living testament to the power of the human spirit.Mark is no stranger to adversity; he's a cancer survivor who has weathered life's storms and authored dozens of books, including The Book of Awakening and Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity. In essence, he's a true badass in resilience, and we're here to delve into the fusion of science, health, and spirituality with a master of all these realms.Mark's new book, Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience and Strength, is a profound exploration of how we can navigate life's challenges with acceptance and resilience. Throughout our conversation, we'll touch on the transformative impact of Mark's battle with cancer, the wisdom he's gleaned from our elders, the profound insights from indigenous healing traditions, and the incredible power of building resilience through pain. So, fasten your seatbelts, dear listeners, because this is a conversation that promises to touch your soul and leave you with valuable nuggets of wisdom for your own journey.(02:11) The Spiritual Impact of Overcoming Cancer in His Early 30s(10:05) How Our Beliefs Influence Our Reality(21:14) Navigating the Choice Between Love & Fear(27:11) The Invaluable Impact of Our Teachers & Healers(37:14) How To Face Failure & Build Resilience(47:44) Navigating the Deeper Teachers of Fear, Pain & Grief(01:01:36) Unlock Your Inner WisdomResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: marknepo.comRead: Falling Down and Getting Up by Mark NepoInstagram: @mark_nepoYouTube: Mark NepoFacebook: @MarkNepoOprah’s Review: oprah.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/14/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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Human 2.0: The Cyborg Revolution Is Here – Kevin Warwick : 1106

Today, we delve deep into the world of cybernetics and the potential cyberpunk future with a true pioneer and a living legend in the field, Kevin Warwick. As an Emeritus professor at Coventry and Reading Universities, Kevin is celebrated as the world's first cyborg, earning him the moniker: Captain Cyborg.In this episode, we explore the incredible journey of Kevin Warwick, who became a cyborg over 25 years ago by implanting a chip in his arm, the size of a coin, enabling him to interact with the digital world in ways that were once unimaginable. But this isn't just about becoming a cyborg; it's about the potential, the risks, and the opportunities at the intersection of AI, robotics, and biomedical engineering. In doing so, we discuss the fascinating implications of merging humans with technology and how it can reshape our understanding of reality.Kevin's fearless exploration into the world of cybernetics is truly pioneering. He has been willing to take risks to expand our knowledge and possibilities as humans. Join us as we explore the profound implications of merging biology with technology, opening up new realms of human potential and perception, and what our future could hold as technology and research continues to progress. (00:01:43) The Realities of Pioneering Human Enhancement(00:10:05) Kevin’s Implantation Experimentat & Research(00:18:10) Expanding Our Biological “Software”(00:24:39) How Far Is Too Far? Risk Tolerance for the Sake of Science(00:32:47) Exploring Human Enhancement Possibilities(00:39:21) Kevin’s Take on Longevity From His Brain Cell Research(00:43:13) Biohacking as an Entry Level Point Into Cyborgs(00:52:41) The Future of Cyborgs, Humans & Artificial IntelligenceResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Podcast: Futures Podcast Read: I, Cyborg by Kevin Warwick Read: Artificial Intelligence: The Basics by Kevin Warwick Linkedin: Kevin Warwick The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/9/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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From Fog to Focus: The Hormone Hierarchy with Dr. LeBlanc : 1105

Today, we talk about one of my favorite biohacking topics: hormones. Starting way back before I first had kids, I’ve studied hormones as they relate to fertility – leading to the first of just a few books over the years, The Better Baby Book. And it's been an area of passion ever since because hormones also control your mood and your energy levels and your happiness.So I wanted to invite Dr. Francesca LeBlanc on the show – someone who has a very interesting blend of being a board certified chiropractor, a doctor of natural medicine, and a clinical nutritionist – to take us through the winding roads of food, lifestyle, and hormones in women. You could call this functional medicine, but Dr. Francesca LeBlanc has a unique spin on it. For years in her 20s and 30s, she suffered from brain fog, mood swings, irregular cycles, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. She spun her wheels with the allopathic model before discovering that the root cause of her symptoms could be traced back to hormone imbalances. Now, Dr. LeBlanc helps patients understand that it’s not all in their heads, and that they can live normal, symptom-free, joyful lives.In this conversation, we dive into her holistic healing journey, and how pioneers in the health biohacking space – including myself – guided and inspired her to create the hormone hierarchy; linking hormones to other chemicals in the brain. We explore what diet and lifestyle changes to make that can significantly improve not only how you feel but how your body functions, identify common deficiencies and inhibitors to healthy hormones, and share tools for stress management.  (02:25) Painful Early Steps on Her Journey to Wellness(06:51) Basics of Hormones & Pregnancy(11:39) How Mold & Environmental Toxins Damage Hormones(21:03) Foods That Keep Your Hormones Healthy(27:06) The Hormone Hierarchy(34:44) Most Common Metals Impacting Women’s Hormones(40:33) Tools for Stress Management(48:03) Exploring Various Gateways to Holistic Health Hacking(58:32) Addressing Mineral DeficienciesResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Instagram: @drfrancescaleblancWebsite: labwellhealthcare.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/7/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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Skin Deep: Carolina Oliveira Unveils Youth-Boosting Breakthroughs : 1104

Today, let's delve into a topic often overlooked but crucial for our overall health: our skin. Over the past decade, I've started seeing our skin as more than just a protective layer; it's a major organ, just like our liver or heart. Its health goes beyond appearances – it profoundly influences our biology and well-being.Today, I welcome Carolina Reis Oliveira, the founder of OneSkin, a skin health company, to the show. She'll share exciting insights from recent research on specific peptides that can transform your skin's appearance and functionality.Here's the intriguing part: your skin's health closely links to your body's overall health. Inflamed or unhealthy skin signals underlying issues within your system. Conversely, improving your skin's health can reduce systemic inflammation and positively impact your organs. This revelation led me to discover a groundbreaking peptide called OS-01, found using advanced AI and novel compound-searching techniques.Carolina will explain how peptide OS-01 can reverse your skin’s biological age, the differences in their body, face, and eye formulas, the benefits of their mineral sunscreen to combat skin damage and reduce inflammation, and their new method to measure skin age.If you're considering investing in longevity, this episode is a game-changer. By tackling skin inflammation, you're not only enhancing your appearance but also reducing systemic inflammation, a double win.(00:02:30) Discovering OS-01 & How the Peptide Tackles Skin Aging(00:16:45) Inside the Different OneSkin Formulas for Face & Eyes(00:21:46) Boost the Effects of OS-01 Face With the OneSkin Cleanser(00:24:26) How & Where To Use the Body Lotion for Optimal Results(00:28:02) Exploring Potential OS-01 Systemic Effects(00:34:46) Finding the Right Dose With the OneSkin Formula(00:38:28) Benefits & Use Recommendations for Mineral Based Sunscreen(00:42:27) How OneSkin Activates Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid Production(00:44:43) The MolClock: Discovering a New Way To Measure Skin AgingResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: oneskin.co (use code upgrade15 for 15% off)Instagram: @oneskin.coThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/3/202357 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Deal with Toxic People (Including Yourself) with Robert Greene : 1103

In this episode of The Human Upgrade my guest fits right into the podcast transition to The Human Upgrade because he gets into the grittiness of what humans can do to level themselves up. No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Greene shares science-backed knowledge about human nature.You know you want to be more powerful, more in control and excellent at what you do.Robert’s insights help you do just that. He gives you actionable tips that help you unlock limitations you may be putting on yourself so you can move your life upward and forward. (Similar to something I like to tell my team is great momentum: “up and to the right.”) World leaders, military generals, business executives, philosophers, and hip-hop moguls alike revere Robert’s books.After writing about mastery and power for more than two decades, he’s now become a TikTok sensation and the universal truth for a new generation. He’s one of my favorite authors who’s profoundly influenced my own life and been on the podcast twice before. Both episodes are must listens: The 48 Laws of Power – #380 and The Laws of Human Nature – #575. I asked him back to talk about his latest book: “The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature.” “In “The 48 Laws of Power,” I talk about deception and con artists,” Robert says. “But in The Laws of Human Nature, it's almost about self-deception, how we're con artists with ourselves, how we create an image of ourselves as being morally right, being a good person, being intelligent, being rational, being empathetic. Whereas in fact, we're usually quite far below that ideal. … Because your default position is to always look externally and blame other people.”In “The Daily Laws,” he distills the best of his previous books and never-before-published material in to one amazing life guide for you. He lays out themes for each month of the year: Power, seduction, persuasion, strategy, human nature, toxic people, self-control, mastery, psychology, leadership, adversity and creativity. Within these themes he features a “daily law” for you to follow.“By not looking at ourselves in an honest way, and glossing over our own flaws and weaknesses, we become trapped in patterns of behavior that we cannot control,” Robert says in his new book. “As the years go by, and the misreadings, missteps, and unrealistic decisions pile up, we can become bitter confused, and damaged.”“The Daily Laws” is designed to reverse [these] toxic patterns and reconnect you to reality,” Robert says. “It takes aim at the various delusions we have all absorbed and seeks to attune your mind instead to the most entrenched traits of human nature and how our brains actually operate.”Listen on for the truth bombs.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/2/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 50 seconds
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Quantum Biology: The Future of Healing and Biohacking – Dr. Catherine Clinton : 1102

Let’s explore the mind-bending subject of quantum biology with Dr. Catherine Clinton, a licensed naturopathic physician with a focus on gut health, autoimmunity and psychoneuroimmunology. A respected author, speaker, health advocate, Dr. Clinton has been on the front lines of health and wellness for over 15 years, helping people overcome the very health challenges I once grappled with in my younger years – issues like autoimmune conditions and Lyme disease, which we now understand are often intertwined with mold toxicity.What makes Dr. Clinton’s journey so intriguing is that she not only healed herself but has also guided countless patients on their paths to recovery. Today, we dive into a profoundly fascinating and complex topic Dr. Clinton knows a lot about, but which is still relatively misunderstood among the public: quantum biology. At a high level, it's all about understanding how our health is intricately connected to the world around us, the flow of electrons, protons, photons of light, and even the vibrations of sound within our biological systems. Think biohacking under a mega microscope.We explore the scientific meaning of the word “quantum,” theories surrounding the origins of consciousness, the incredible role of fascia in the quantum highway of our bodies, the impact of polyphenols and melanin, the incredible new discoveries around structured water, and a whole lot more.Plus, we delve into the emerging field of sound frequency research and even touch on Dr. Clinton's new Quantum Sound Masterclass. I appreciate Dr. Clinton’s work at the cutting edge of quantum biology, and look forward to how these discoveries push the biohacking movement forward.(00:05:47) Understanding Quantum Biology: Where Biology Meets Consciousness(00:13:21) Exploring the Origins of Consciousness (00:18:55) A New Study Proving We Are Quantum Beings (00:24:39) What’s Happening In the Quantum Highway of Fascia Throughout the Body(00:30:49) The Function of Polyphenols & Melanin(00:38:11) What Structured Water Does in the Body(00:46:05) Dr. Clinton’s Masterclass on Quantum Sound & Water Consciousness (00:55:16) Sound Frequency: The Next Biohacking Frontier ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: drcatherineclinton.comQuantum Sound Masterclass: drcatherineclinton.com/quantum-sound-masterclassInstagram: @dr.catherineclintonYouTube: Dr. Catherine Clinton NDFacebook: @dr.catherineclintonndThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/31/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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Biohack Your Plate: Genetics, Gut & Perfect Nutrition – Matt & Wade of BiOptimizers : 1101

Remember the days when we believed in one-size-fits-all diets? Well, thankfully those days are behind us. Today's episode is all about the crucial shift towards personalized nutrition.Our guests, Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart from BiOptimizers, are no strangers to the show. They're also the authors of The Ultimate Nutrition Bible, a monumental resource that unlocks the secrets of crafting a diet tailored precisely to your genetics, goals, and lifestyle. We delve into the art and science of creating your perfect nutrition plan, exploring the intricate web of genetics, gut health, and lifestyle, and how they all intertwine to shape your dietary needs. Imagine a diet designed exclusively for you, based on your unique genetic makeup and aspirations. It's a paradigm shift for sure; we're here to guide you through it using the latest scientific studies and findings from our personal experiences with biohacking.In this episode, we uncover the importance of aligning your diet with your lifestyle, debate the calories-in vs. calories-out method of losing weight, and share practical insights for how to measure your progress from The Ultimate Nutrition Bible. Plus, we dispel the myth that excessive cardio is the fastest way to lose body fat, and explore the pivotal role of hormones and metabolism for sustainable, safe weight loss.(00:21) Introducing the Ultimate Nutrition Bible: There’s No Evil Foods(10:54) Why Raw Food & Ketogenic Diets Are Not for Everybody(19:30) The Consequences of a Performance Diet & Starvation Survival Mechanisms(33:32) Exploring the Calories-In, Calories-Out Method for Weight Loss(41:05) Understanding Metabolic Adaptation: Why Excessive Cardio Prevents Fat Loss(46:08) How High Quality Sleep Can Aid Weight Loss(51:33) The Simplest Secret for Tracking Your Progress(56:32) Breaking Down Calories vs. Macros in the Ketogenic Diet(01:00:53) Identifying Hormone Issues Based on Weight Distribution(01:05:22) Taking Risks to Achieve Optimal ResultsResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books The Ultimate Nutrition Bible: ultimatenutritionsystem.com/daveWebsite: bioptimizers.comInstagram: @bioptimizersYouTube: BiOptimizersBlog: bioptimizers.com/blogPodcast: Awesome Health PodcastThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/26/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 46 seconds
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Introducing a REAL Superfood: Using Colostrum for Strong Barriers – Sarah Rahal, MD : 1100

About ten years ago, I began working colostrum into my product development efforts – seeing its game changing nutritional value for exactly what it was, well before the mainstream sank its teeth into it. Today’s guest has the experience and intellect to take us deep into the science behind it.Dr. Sarah Rahal, MD – the brainchild of ARMRA – is a double board-certified pediatric neurologist with expertise in environmental and functional medicine. After years of clinical work and research, she was alarmed by the rise of chronic diseases in young patients due to modern environmental factors like pollutants, pesticides, and more. This led her to leave traditional medicine and develop ARMRA's technology with a mission to minimize the modern environmental impact on human health – a truly honorable and trailblazing path that she explains for us today, from early personal health issues to the future of her fascinating company.More than anything though, this episode serves as the ultimate Colostrum 101 course for anyone interested in learning more, living healthier, and even for those still harboring doubts over things like fasting and ethical sourcing. Dr. Sarah Rahal answers it all and more.(02:59) Dr. Rahal on the State of Children’s Health(05:50) Disillusionment & Leaving the Healthcare System (08:14) Intro to the Formula Industry & Colostrum(12:44) Dr. Rahal’s Near-Death Experience(17:35) Massive Issues in the Dairy Industry  (21:27) ARMRA’s Unique Formulation (28:25) Dave Asprey vs. The World (31:33) Collagen or Colostrum? (38:33) Ethical Sourcing of ARMRA Colostrum(42:27) Diet Combinations for Colostrum (44:24) How Colostrum Supports a Healthy Microbiome(54:34) Considering Colostrum as a Food Product ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Visit tryARMRA.com/Dave for 15% off your first orderInstagram: @tryarmraThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/24/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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Kids vs. Big Food: Food Babe’s Playbook for Healthy Choices - Vani Hari : 1099

Friends, it is my great pleasure to introduce Vani Hari, aka Food Babe, someone I've had the privilege of knowing for nearly a decade. She is a relentless advocate for clean, safe, and wholesome food. She has dedicated herself to a tireless campaign aimed at eliminating harmful ingredients from our food supply, particularly in the United States, where food standards can sometimes be shockingly low. Her efforts have been resolute in challenging major food corporations when their practices are detrimental to the well-being of our children and society as a whole. Vani Hari's mission is driven by a genuine concern for the greater good, and I dare say that she has had a more significant impact on food safety and quality than some of the regulatory agencies tasked with these responsibilities in the first place. Vani’s new book, Food Baby Family: More Than 100 Recipes and Foolproof Strategies to Help Your Kids Fall in Love with Real Food serves as a comprehensive guide for how her family navigates the challenges of living in a world filled with overly processed, unhealthy food options. In this conversation we discuss the importance of educating your kids on processed foods and proper nutrition early on. Vani and I share some of the lessons we’ve learned in teaching our kids about nutrition, and how we’ve empowered them to choose foods that make them feel good.Together, we have the power to stand up against the multibillion-dollar conglomerates that persist in feeding us products that are, in essence, poison. By making informed, healthier choices for ourselves and our families, we can redirect our resources toward companies that are genuinely committed to improving the landscape and producing high-quality products.(00:03:10) Vani Hari's Journey in Food Activism & ResilienceHow Vani unveiled hidden chemicals in our foodExposing a harmful chemical in Subway bread Read: Feeding You Lies By Vani HariBeing targeted by organized oppositionHow Vani’s health journey inspired her to find purposeNavigating constant badgering online being paid for by big chemical companies How Gabby Bernstein helped Vani persevere through manipulations and attacksThe history of PR in the USWhat drives Vani to continue this workRead: Food Babe Family By Vani Hari (00:24:16) The Truth About Processed Foods & How to Uphold Your Food Values SociallyHow the food industry thrives on making food that isn’t good for our health Removing processed foods from your dietThe importance of educating kids about processed foods early on Teaching kids to be kind and acceptingCommunicating why you do/don’t buy certain foods to your kidsWhat happened when I took my daughters to McDonald’s for the first time How fast food hijacks your brainExposing chemicals in the infamous Pumpkin Spice LatteHow to uphold your food values in social settingsWhy goldfish are banned in Vani’s house and alternative snacks(00:40:41) Helping Kids Navigate Their Food Choices to Make Healthier DecisionsHealthy, satiating breakfast ideas for kidsTruvani collagen: shop.truvani.com/pages/collagen-peptidesWhy Kellogg is one of the most evil companies in the worldEmpowering kids to choose how they feel through the food they eatHow processed foods led to Vani’s appendicitisBeing a happier parent by being less of a perfectionistHow kids can hold you accountableResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Read: Food Babe Family By Vani Hari Website: foodbabe.comYouTube: youtube.com/thefoodbabeInstagram: @thefoodbabeShop: truvani.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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How I Took 9 Years off My Age: Live From Toronto with Gene Therapy Pioneer Dr. Adeel Khan : 1098

In this episode, we're broadcasting live from Toronto with Dr. Adeel Khan, a leading figure in the field of gene and cell therapies. Dr. Adeel Khan, who holds an M.D. and is a Canadian Board Certified Physician, specializes in regenerative and cellular medicine. He is also a recognized authority as a key opinion leader for The American College of Regenerative Medicine, the foremost advocate for best practices in North America. Notably, he co-founded Xalt, a fitness-technology company, and played a pivotal role in the development of their proprietary technologies. Additionally, he serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for Science & Humans, a virtual hormonal health company. Dr. Khan's expertise extends globally, as he has treated world champion athletes, members of Royal Families, and celebrities in both Dubai and North America.Personally, I'm thrilled to share that I've recently undergone gene therapy for the very first time in my life. This is a significant moment for me because I've been envisioning the potential of this technology in the context of longevity for the past two decades. In fact, I documented my beliefs about the ability to manipulate stem cells to reverse their aging process in my book, Superhuman. The gene therapy I received, which we'll delve into shortly, was administered via a simple injection. Over the next three to six months, it's expected to reduce my biological age, or intrinsic age, by an impressive seven to nine years—a monumental outcome from just one treatment.Throughout this episode, we'll explore various aspects of stem cell research, particularly the historical use of umbilical cells, which may hold some surprising revelations for you. We'll also discuss the challenges in translating cutting-edge medical research into practical clinical applications and the incredible potential of gene and cell therapy in addressing chronic pain, cancer, and other medical conditions. What's particularly exciting is Dr. Khan's multifaceted approach to biology, working on multiple fronts to harness its potential. This innovative approach offers a glimpse into a promising future, and I couldn't be more thrilled to dive into this conversation.(01:36) Exploring the Impact of Technological Advances & Gene Therapy in Regenerative Medicine• Pure Muscle: puremuscleandfitness.com• Unite Mind & Body to Achieve Health & Healing – Dr. Andrew Weil – #656• How technological advances have impacted the world of regenerative medicine• Learn more: daveasprey.com/genetherapy• Keeping up with the rapid development of medical science• What is plasmid gene therapy? • The history of gene therapy research and accepting the risk of innovation• The attitude towards innovation in other parts of the world• We Can Slow Down Aging Right Now – David Sinclair, Ph.D. – #626• How phellostatin relates to aging (20:42) Revolutionary & Innovative Approaches to Health & Longevity• Democratizing health for everyone with gene therapy • Benefits of intranasal insulin• How industry cross-pollination encourages lateral thinking • Read: Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday• Explaining the limitations of umbilical cord stem cells and how they’re being optimized• Using gene editing technology to create specific stem cell lines • Using stem cell technology for hair and the reproductive system• The ability for breast enlargement with stem cells (42:47) Stem Cell & Gene Therapy Applications for Cancer & Chronic Pain• The opportunity for chronic disease healing with stem cell therapy• Using CAR T for cancer treatment • Target gene therapies to fix irregular pathways• Ways to improve mitochondrial efficiency• How bad actors could misuse this technology• The correlation between Tesla’s story and gene cell therapy• Big Pharma and government’s role in the suppression of revolutionary medical technology• Using this technology to build resilience in the body to combat modern stressors(01:10:08) Making Revolutionary Medical Advances More Accessible• The logistics of receiving gene cell therapy: how long they last and how they’re given• Improving the immune system through a microbiome upgrade with FMT• The difference between probiotics and FMT• Stem cell and gene therapy treatments for cardiovascular disease• The regulatory fight for your right to have control of your own biology• The problem with institutionalized medical doctors• Treating chronic pain and recognizing the chronic pain burden ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: eterna.healthInstagram: @dr.akhanYouTube: Doctor AdeelThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/18/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 48 seconds
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Flex on ‘Em: Why You Should Build Life-Extending Skeletal Muscle Mass – Dr. Gabrielle Lyon : 1097

Today, we cover something that everybody wants at some level or another—muscle. If you want to live a long time and you've fallen for the plant based nonsense science that's out there to sell more Froot Loops, well, you're heading in the wrong direction from a longevity perspective. The cold, hard truth is that skeletal muscle mass drives longevity.Dr. Gabrielle Lyon joins the show today to flex her own intellectual muscles on protein intake, reframing the hallmarks of aging, supplementing aminos, healthy fascia, and a whole lot more. You've heard her talk about these things online probably as much as I have; she calls what she does Muscle Centric Medicine—and as you can imagine, I am fully on board. She's looking at aging in exciting new ways in her new book, Forever Strong, which is packed with science-based strategies for aging well.We respectfully lock horns on a few subjects near and dear to our hearts—ranging into symptomatology vs. muscle health, key flaws in modern skeletal muscle research, where to draw the line on veganism, unlocking longevity through diet, and more—before landing on our shared responsibility to the greater community to share these insights for the common good.Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a true heavyweight in the space and my dear friend, backing up her immense aptitude with real life results as a biohacker seemingly aging at a slower pace than one might expect. It’s a pleasure to welcome her to the show today.(02:38) Correlation Between Aging & Skeletal Muscle Mass • Read: Forever Strong by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon• Dr. Gabrielle’s informed background in geriatric medicine• Modern symptomatology vs. skeletal muscle health• Reframing the hallmarks of aging• 40 Years of Zen• Gaps in modern skeletal muscle measuring • A New Whole-Body MRI Scan Sees Everything - Raj Attariwala M.D., Ph.D. #989• Optimizing genetic potential • Benefits to weight training as a young person • How much weight training is ideal?• Read: The One-Minute Workout by Martin Gibala• Skeletal muscle as body armor (23:30) To Protein or Not to Protein? There’s No Question• Protein intake with regard to longevity• Mythbusting mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR)• Kevin Hart ends up in wheelchair after being ‘dumbest man alive’• One possible benefit to animal protein restriction • Considering protein instead as its 20 amino acids • Benefits to collagen supplementation• Read: The Switch by Mr. James W. Clement• Not-So-Science Fiction: Extending Your Healthspan Gets Real - James Clement #608(37:29) Applying the Science: Everyday Tips & Practices• Spacing amino acids throughout the day • Dr. Lyon’s longevity protocol• Eating earlier for circadian alignment• Evidence hedging intermittent fasting • Negative impact of alcohol on aging (47:42) Fascia, Muscle & Hernias: What’s the Connection?• Importance of fascia in aging • Recommendations to avoid hernia surgery• Explaining the tensegrity principle as it relates to muscle health • Value of functional movement practice • Link between the virus and an increase in mast cells (50:26) Best Proteins & Why You Shouldn’t Go Vegan• Dr. Lyon’s recommended animal protein powders  • Why vegan farts are the real problem • Other important bioavailable nutrients in animal protein • Veganism in younger/older people• Wielding the responsibility to educate • Dave’s health journey and inspiration• Supplementing amino acids • Read: Forever Strong by Dr. Gabrielle LyonResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: drgabriellelyon.comRead: Forever Strong by Dr. Gabrielle LyonInstagram: @drgabriellelyonPodcast: The Dr. Gabrielle Lyon ShowYouTube: Dr. Gabrielle LyonFacebook: Doctor Gabrielle LyonX: @drgabriellelyonThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/17/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chilling Secrets: Unlocking Cold-Water Therapy's Power with Dr. Mark Harper : 1096

In this episode of The Human Upgrade - anesthetist and researcher, Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D., shares how the power of cold-water practices can treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, arthritis, migraines and other health conditions you may be experiencing.Despite all the attention cold water swimming and immersion has gotten in recent years—thank you, Wim Hof—the scientific community hasn’t taken it very seriously. That’s changing now. Dr. Harper’s research goes beyond what we already know about the benefits of cold-water therapy and lays out best practices for you.In this episode you’ll learn: How to safely establish your own customized practice of cold-water swimmingThe ideal plunge frequency How to heat your body from the inside outWhy using saunas can optimize your plungesThe effects of putting your face in cold water vs. just your bodyWhy swimming “in the wild”—lakes, rivers, seas — benefits you even more How community plays a role in cold plunge practicesAnd moreYou’ll also learn about science and case studies found in Dr. Harper’s book, “Chill: The Cold Water Swim Cure - A Transformative Guide to Renew Your Body and Mind.” He explains how cold water has the ability to impacts us physiologically and mentally.As Dr. Harper shares his long-awaited evidence on cold-water’s therapeutic power to strengthen the immune system, cell regeneration, and everyday vitality, you’ll come to understand how to harness the power of cold-water swimming. If you are looking to up your cold-water therapy game, you’ll get a lot of value from this episode. Dr. Harper says you can start simply, one small movement into cold water at a time: “Your rest, digest, chill out, and anti-inflammatory response comes from putting your face into the water,” he says. He then goes on to other cold-water swim tips.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/12/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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Unlocking Breast Cancer Resilience: The Impact of Shame, Love & Holistic Healing - Dr. Toni Galardi : 1095

Every 13 minutes, a woman dies of breast cancer. And this unnecessary epidemic affects men, too. Today, you’ll hear a fascinating interview with a woman on a mission to empower people to do more than just survive breast cancer, but become radiantly healthy; Dr. Toni Galardi. She's not only a holistic psychotherapist with a PhD in psychology, but a remarkable individual who cured herself of breast cancer. Dr. Galardi is a prolific author with three books under her belt, including her latest one titled BreastQuake: 10 Steps to Awakening from Breast Cancer. In this episode, we delve deep into the esoteric realm of breast cancer; discussing alternative methods for treatment, lowering the risk of breast cancer, and exploring groundbreaking studies that shed light on the incredible healing potential of consciousness within the body. You see, it's essential to understand that psychology plays a crucial role in the context of cancer. While psychology doesn't cause cancer, ignoring the mind-body connection in the conversation is a missed opportunity. Our bodies possess a remarkable intelligence, residing within our mitochondria, and a distributed consciousness that affects our well-being. So, even if you don't have breasts or breast cancer isn't on your radar, this conversation offers profound insights into psychology's impact on health and wellness.Dr. Toni Galardi is deeply passionate about helping women navigate their cancer treatment plans, emphasizing the importance of aligning with one's passions, as she believes that passion holds significant healing potential. Throughout this episode, you'll learn about Dr. Galardi’s personal journey with breast cancer, the eye-opening studies she uncovered regarding the high cost of treatment, her recommendations for more affordable (and even free) healing tools, and her unique approach to harmonizing the energetic and emotional aspects of the human experience to combat cancer and reduce your risk. I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Dr. Toni Galardi for her courage in authoring this groundbreaking book and fearlessly addressing topics that some may question. She calls it as she sees it, and that's precisely why her insights are so valuable.(02:27) The Role of Shame & Love in the Cancer Recovery Journey• Read: Cancerpreneur by Mike Koenigs• What Toni decided to do when she got her breast cancer diagnosis• The data around how women really feel about their breasts• Who does and doesn’t have shame around their breasts• How Toni’s shamanic training and somatic experience came into her healing process• The World is Your Petri Dish with Bruce Lipton – #336• The compelling link between shame and breast cancer• Working with consciousness in the body to cure diagnoses• Developing the muscle of dream recall• Intuition is Not a Feeling – Joy Martina – #574• Loving your breasts into cancer remission(19:26) Optimizing Diet, Lifestyle & Emotional Well-being for Breast Cancer Resilience• Diet changes to implement when diagnosed with breast cancer• How to alkaline your diet & limit acidic foods• Should you avoid dairy or soy if you have breast cancer?• Exploring what the cancer personality looks like• Studies of the impact of negative life events on cancer diagnoses• Energetic cleansing and hygiene tips(35:20) Empowering Self-Care & Healing Tools for Breast Cancer Prevention & Recovery• Diagnostic test recommendations to see if you’re at risk• Queen of Thrones castor oil packs • Using thermography• Read: The Power of Eight by Lynn McTaggart• The high cost of breast cancer treatment compared to other cancers• Using the free tool of the power of eight to heal breast cancer • How toxic relationships & childhood trauma play a role in breast cancer• Watch: A Call to Courage with Brene Brown on Netflix• How to deal with trolls on social mediaResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: drtonigalardi.comInstagram:@drtonigalardiLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dr-toni-galardi-909a5a7Facebook: facebook.com/drtoniThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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Heart Coherence Unveiled: A Journey with Rollin McCraty : 1094

In today's episode I’m reuniting with someone who has had a profound impact on my journey as a biohacker, Rollin McCraty, the director of research at the HeartMath Institute. Rollin specializes in the physiology of emotion, and his research explores how emotions impact cognition, behavior, health, and global interconnectivity. I first encountered Rollin nearly two decades ago during my tenure at the Silicon Valley Health Institute. Back then, I was a young enthusiast, navigating the intricate world of anti-aging and longevity, learning from the seasoned wisdom of octogenarians who were defying the natural aging process. Rollin introduced me to the profound connection between cutting-edge science and practices often dismissed back then, like meditation. In a world where admitting to meditating could raise eyebrows and questions about your sanity, Rollin illuminated the scientific links connecting our biology, nervous system, and conscious mind. It was a revelation, a glimpse into the integral role these connections play not just in personal well-being but in the unseen, yet palpable, impact we have on others. Now, as a 50-year-old with the biological markers that defy my calendar age, I attribute part of my own transformation to insights gained from pioneers like Rollin. As a biohacker, personal development isn’t just a journey inward but a meticulous tuning of the body’s ‘hardware’ to optimize function and performance. In this episode we’re uncovering the impact our energetics can have on others and the world around us. We talk about heart rate variability and coherence, and its importance in aging. We discuss the magnetic environment we live in, and the human response to these natural phenomena. We talk about the impact of phones on our biology, how technology can potentially be harnessed to positively affect human consciousness and global coherence, and changing DNA with intention. And if you’re now motivated to dive into coherence training, we give some tools for that. It’s an honor to have Rollin on the show today, a testament to the evolution of biohacking, where the convergence of science and consciousness isn’t just acknowledged but celebrated.(03:39) Unlocking the Power of Heart Rate Variability & Earth’s Natural Rhythms• What heart rate variability is why it’s important for understanding aging• My experience as a HeartMath coach and using a heart rate variability monitor• How we affect each other from our heart rate coherence• Research conducted through the Global Coherence Initiative on fields line resonances• Why it’s beneficial to be in sync with the rhythm of the earth• An overview of the Schumann Resonances(33:37) How the Earth’s Magnetic Environment Impacts Our Biology• The global magnetometer measuring system• How understanding the magnetic environment we live in can help us be more resilient• What disturbed fields can do to humans• How our phones impact our biology• Measuring global consciousness with Global Consciousness Project 2.0• Recognizing and pushing past our own limiting beliefs(46:35) Exploring Coherence Training & Quantum Consciousness for Healing• Using technology to affect consciousness in a positive way• Global Coherence app• How we are becoming aware of what we're feeding the field • Where to start with becoming more aligned and shifting into coherence• The role of mitochondria in coherence training• How you can change your DNA with coherence and intention• Biohacking’s link to epigenetics• The World is Your Petri Dish with Bruce Lipton – #336• Tap into Tapping: The EFT Episode – Dawson Church # 474• Mastering Brain Waves and Creating Mind Bridges – Dawson Church – #653• Channeling healing through energetic fields at Joe Dispenza workshops• Biohacking Conference: biohackingconference.com• Rollin’s work with Joe Dispenza• Quantum level processing and consciousness• Global Coherence Initiative: heartmath.org/GCI• Read: Science of the Heart by Rollin McCraty• Read: Heart IntelligenceResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: heartmath.orgInstagram: @heartmathinstituteGlobal Coherence Initiative: heartmath.org/GCIThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/5/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Key to Longevity & A Workout Routine That Sticks - Tony Horton : 1093

In today’s episode, we tackle longevity, exploring workouts optimized for hormones, and dive deep into a crucial quality we all need a bit more of—resilience (or as I like to call it, equanimity). It's about more than just being tough; it's about the ability to maintain your chosen mental and emotional state, no matter what life throws your way.I’m excited to introduce Tony Horton, a name many of you will recognize. We both are passionate about the journey to self-improvement, albeit via different approaches. Tony is a renowned motivational speaker, the author of Bring It, Crush It, and The Big Picture, and the brains behind immensely popular fitness programs, Beachbody Fitness and P90X®.His influence in the world of fitness and wellness is vast, as his insights into healthy living have been shaping lives for years.Today, we uncover the reasons behind Tony's new collaboration with Dr. Mindy Pelz to create a unique fitness program tailored for women's hormone cycle. We also explore the often overlooked roles of humor and mindfulness in promoting longevity and examine how the right workout routine can significantly enhance your relationships. Tony also shares the best ways to move your body to prevent injuries, and imparts lessons from his extensive experience in entrepreneurship. Get ready for a practical, insightful conversation that will hopefully inspire you to move more, laugh more, and continue striving for the best version of yourself at any age.(01:15) Inside Tony’s New Program & Health Recovery Journey• Fast Like A Girl by Mindy Pelz• How Tony collaborated with Mindy Pelz to create a hormone-centric workout plan• The Better Baby Book by Dave Asprey• Being mindful of overtraining• Tony’s experience with Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Bell's Palsy• Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zin• How mindfulness contributes to longevity• Biohack for stopping pox viruses from replicating(21:04) Tony’s Biohacking, Fitness & Longevity Blueprint • Adaptability as a contributor to long-term happiness and resilience• Tony’s tips for establishing a consistent workout practice• Why tracking your progress is core to biohacking• The link between mental health and exercise• How to incorporate cold plunging into your fitness routine• Workout modalities that reduce the likelihood of injury• The value of humor for longevity and happiness(46:44) Diving Into Muscle Confusion, Relationship Harmony & Entrepreneurship• The latest science related to muscle confusion• Early biohacks Tony pioneered• Maintaining testosterone levels as you get older• How the PowerSync60 helps women design workouts around their cycle• PowerSync60: powernationfitness.org/catalog• How exercising in alignment with your hormones improves relationships• The hardest parts of entrepreneurship • Navigating PowerSync60 for women menopausal, perimenopausal, or postmenopausalResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: tonyhortonlife.comFacebook: Tony S. HortonX: @Tony_HortonInstagram: @tonyshortonYouTube: Tony Horton LifePowerSync60: powernationfitness.org/catalogThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/3/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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Unconventional Biohacks for More Radiant & Resilient Skin - Rachel Varga : 1092

Who doesn’t want more radiant skin? Not only is our skin our largest organ, but it influences our confidence and how we connect with others. That’s why I'm excited to be sitting down at my Austin, Texas studio with skin expert and longtime friend, Rachel Varga. Rachel is a double board-certified aesthetic nurse specialist, having performed over 20,000 procedures since 2011. She was one of the first to combine functional slow-aging techniques, biohacking, and modern medical aesthetics—teaching us how to tune in to what our skin is telling us about our internal health and what to do about it. Not only has she had a significant impact on the world of skin science, but she's also trained countless doctors, nurses, and their teams on the art of aesthetics.I can personally vouch for Rachel's expertise as she's worked on my skin, enhancing it with innovative techniques involving lights and other intriguing procedures. But today, it's not just about aesthetics or vanity. We dive deep into the health of our skin, specifically discussing how to reduce oxidative stress and implement purification and detoxification techniques to become radiant from the inside out. With Rachel's unique insights you don't typically hear in the skincare space, you'll learn secrets to having not just younger-looking skin, but more pure energetics. What you’ll find is that healthy skin is not just about putting some crap on top of it, it's about nourishing your skin from the inside, doing the energetic practices of biohacking, and then using vetted products that actually work and are safe. If you're hungry for more, Rachel helps inspire others with her unique strategies to slow cellular aging and enhance radiance at TheSchoolofRadiance.com and has previously graced us with her wisdom on of this podcast (#668). I also highly recommend checking out her recent paper on Oxidative Stress Status and Its Relationship to Skin Aging. And, be on the lookout for her upcoming book, Radiance: The New Skin Science.(02:11) Combatting Modern Stressors: From Oxidative Stress Status to EMFs• The harm oxidative stress from the environment can cause on your skin• How often you should be washing your face• Benefits of EMF-blocking clothing • EMFs in modern vehicles• How EMFs affect the skin and ways to combat it• How your skin impacts your confidence and ability to connect with others• Acknowledging the impact of lookism• Signs of oxidative stress status (22:02) Conscious Skincare: Navigating Toxins, Purification Processes & Eye Health • Find clean skincare vetted by Rachel: theschoolofradiance.com• Hidden toxins to look out for in “clean” skincare products • the importance of being a conscious consumer of products that touch your skin • The role of purification in keeping skin clean and protected • How to biohack your home to support your skin health• Purifying your home environment to reduce oxidative stress• What’s causing ocular diseases and aging of the eyes• How to protect your eyes as you sleep(37:53) Unlocking Radiance: Biohacking, Detoxing & The Secrets to Energetic Beauty• Detoxing as a part of radiance• Biohacking Conference: biohackingconference.com• The difference between men and women when it comes to radiance and detoxing• The best type of candles to use in your home• Discerning who has truly radiant energy• Understanding the four brains • What happens to your skin when dealing with negative energy (narcissism, stress, toxins)• Benefits of biohacking on your physical and mental stateResources:Use code DAVE and save 15% sitewide at https://TheSchoolofRadiance.com- FREE Biohacking For Ageless Beauty Training! https://www.theschoolofradiance.com/freebies- Book a One on One with Rachel Varga for customized skin care, rejuvenation guidance and ongoing support! https://www.theschoolofradiance.com/consultation- Join SkinCamp for expert Tutorials on skin care, make up, hair care (and growth), biohacking, and more! https://www.theschoolofradiance.com/- Join The School of Radiance Membership for cultivating resilient radiance through practices and mentorship: https://www.theschoolofradiance.com/membershipSubscribe to The School of Radiance Podcast: https://www.theschoolofradiance.com/podcastsFollow @rachelvargaofficial on all platforms (except twitter)Podcast: Face Aging with the Science of Beauty – Rachel Varga #668EMF Resources: daveasprey.com/tag/emfStudy: Oxidative Stress Status and Its Relationship to Skin AgingDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/28/20231 hour, 48 seconds
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Hacking Happiness: How to Leverage Evolutionary Biology to Live the Good Life - Dr. Gad Saad : 1091

In today's episode, we're joined by Dr. Gad Saad, a professor of marketing at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. More significantly, Dr. Saad has spent a decade as the research chair in evolutionary behavioral sciences and Darwinian consumption.Beyond his extensive research and academic accolades, Dr. Saad reaches out to a broader audience, sharing his insights through his popular blog, YouTube channel, and podcast. As someone deeply interested in challenging harmful ideologies, I've taken note of his impactful book, The Parasitic Mind. Today, I'm particularly eager to delve into the findings of his latest release, The Saad Truth About Happiness.In our discussion centered around his newest book, we delve into the evolutionary aspects of happiness. As someone who's written extensively on longevity and aims to live to at least 180, I believe in the importance of happiness as a skill. With Dr. Saad, we explore living the life you truly desire, the role of anti-fragility in happiness, and the inherent biological differences in male and female behaviors. It's crucial, especially in today's climate, to understand the triggers that may be rooted in our biology or false belief systems. Drawing from personal experiences, I can vouch for the invaluable insights in Dr. Saad's book. Listeners, it's a must-read for those keen on understanding and cultivating happiness.(03:50) Decision-Making in Relationships & Academia• Must-have ingredients for happiness• The impact of your relationship on happiness• When do you make the decision to decouple from a relationship?• How statistical decision theory applies to academia• Read: The Parasitic Mind by Dr. Gad Saad • The garage band effect that occurs in academia that prevents action-taking• Why academics who go on the Joe Rogan Experience are ridiculed by peers• Read: The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene• Behind the scenes of our interviews on Joe Rogan’s podcast• Joe Rogan Experience #275 - Dave Asprey• Joe Rogan Experience # 2012 - Dr. Gad Saad• Happiness in moderation vs. living high on life(19:40) Perfectionism, Criticism & The Genetics of Happiness• Navigating the inverted U curve for perfectionism• Handling the two groups of critics• The Science Behind Just One Mold Toxin in your Coffee by Dave Asprey• The genetics of happiness • Applying the psychometric scale of internal vs. external locus of control to happiness• How our evolutionary behaviors can become maladaptive in modern society• Exploring how having children impacts happiness • What the research shows about how to choose a long term partner (47:10) Evolutionary Insights on Mating, Cheating & Play• The evolutionary roots of sexual variety seeking • Why certain cultures tolerate women on the side more than other cultures • The impact of birth control and hormonal changes on fertility and attraction• Read: The Mating Mind by Geoffrey Miller• The link between the ovulatory cycle and women's beautification• What increases men’s testosterone: a study providing context for the mid-life crisis• Why play is essential for happiness • The re-education of Jordan Peterson• Read: The Saad Truth About Happiness by Dr. Gad SaadResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: gadsaad.comRead: The Parasitic Mind by Dr. Gad SaadRead: The Saad Truth About Happiness by Dr. Gad SaadX: @GadSaadPodcast: The Saad TruthYouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCLH7qUqM0PLieCVaHA7RegAInstagram: @doctorgadsaadFacebook: acebook.com/Dr.Gad.SaadLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/gad-saadThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/26/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 21 seconds
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Unlocking Optimal Health Through Your Genetic Code: Healing from Veganism, Chronic Pain & Stressors - Chris Masterjohn : 1090

Today, we welcome back a guest from the early days of this podcast, fellow former vegan and esteemed researcher and scientist, Chris Masterjohn. Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and has worked as a postdoctoral research associate and Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences. In 2016, he transitioned to entrepreneurship. These days, Chris conducts independent research, consults, develops information products, and creates free content to help people improve their health. Chris is dedicated to sharing practical principles from complex science, and to the pursuit of truth and continuous learning. He's a biohacker from before the word “biohacking” came to be, appearing on episode 16 of this podcast when I was just getting that movement started, because he not only pays attention to how stuff works in the world and academic research, but he hacks his own body. I've always liked the way he thinks mechanistically about biology, nutrients, and what to eat. In this conversation, we talk about how to recover from veganism and reverse the effects of oxalates, highlighting the long term health impacts of the vegan diet. His own self experimentation lately is of particular interest to me as he’s been exploring the intersection of genetics and mitochondrial health to heal niche health conditions and even quell extreme fears or stressors.We also talk about the link between energy metabolism and psychological trauma, chronic pain and oxalate overload, and even explore the potential dangers of methylene blue from his latest 58 page research paper breaking down the importance of correct dosing. If you’re a true biohacker, you’re going to love this deep dive into how minerals and metabolism play a huge role in our biology.(03:47) Genetic Optimization: A New Approach to Healing Chronic Pain & Disease• How his perspective on nutrition has changed since our first episode• The extreme effects veganism had on his health• Using genetics research to find solutions to rare health issues• The role of AI in diagnosing health conditions—now and in the future• Focusing on mitochondria as the root cause to heal health issues • Access his program: chrismasterjohnphd.com• What will reverse the anti fertility trend?• The psychological rewiring required to heal chronic disease states • Lowering your stress response with GABA and hierarchical exposure therapy• How energy metabolism and psychological trauma symptoms are related(32:08) Recovering from Veganism & Oxalate Overload• Can you do veganism well?• Addressing the impact of plant toxins and oxalates• The link between chronic pain and oxalate overload• How to reverse the effects of oxalates• The use of biotin to clear oxalates and dosing suggestions• Read: Toxic Superfoods by Sally Norton • Oxalate dumping symptoms explained • Advice for recovering vegans• Read: Le Chatelier's principle• Viome: viome.com(01:04:09) Methylene Blue: Potential Dangers & Dosage Recommendations• The dangers of combining methylene blue with ayahuasca and psychedelics• Research conclusions on methylene blue dosing• How methylene blue can impact people with Alzheimer’s• Side effects of combining methylene blue with SSRIs• Using methylene blue to help allergy sufferers• ED as a side effect of methylene blueResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: chrismasterjohnphd.comFacebook: facebook.com/chrismasterjohnX: twitter.com/ChrisMasterjohnRumble: rumble.com/user/chrismasterjohnYouTube: youtube.com/user/chrismasterjohnGab: gab.com/chrismasterjohnTelegram: t.me/chrismasterjohnphdGETTR: gettr.com/user/chrismasterjohnPodcast: Everything You Need To Know About Saturated Fat & Cholesterol with Chris Masterjohn #16Podcast: Nicotine, the Perfect Psychotropic? Dr. Paul Newhouse # 494The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/21/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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Game-Changing Focus: Play the World’s First FDA-Approved Video Game – Dr. Adam Gazzaley : 1089

If you struggle with retaining sharp focus or have been diagnosed with ADHD or other conditions that impede your brain from functioning at its optimal level, this is the podcast episode for you. We learn about a (literally) out-of-the-box solution to attention training—video games. Yes, you read that right.Our guest today, Dr. Adam Gazzaley, holds an M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He's currently the David Dolby Distinguished Professor at UC San Francisco and the Founder/Executive Director of Neuroscape, a center focusing on technology-driven scientific research. So it’s safe to say that Adam is not your prototypical basement gamer.As someone who struggled with focus and attention due to Asperger’s syndrome and brain fog due to the effects of toxic mold exposure, figuring out how to retrain my brain to be able to retain more information and focus longer was one of the first areas of biohacking I ever explored. This is why I’m so excited to be talking all about Endeavor Rx today, the world's first FDA-authorized prescription video game treatment for pediatric ADHD—and Endeavor OTC, for adults who struggle with ADHD, focus, attention, and distraction.We explore how we can measure attention and improvement in focus, the biological systems that control what we focus on consciously and subconsciously, the role of nutrition in our ability to focus, the underlying technology of Endeavor, measuring its effectiveness, and Adam’s vision for how we can use biosensing technology—now and in the future—to optimize awareness, focus, mood, and more. (03:07) Addressing Modern Attention Challenges• Defining our attention systems and how to measure them• How I learned how to pay attention, even with ADHD• Read: The Distracted Mind by Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen• Tools we have for addressing attention challenges• What I use now for brain function and focus• The role nutrition plays in being able to focus• What typical of video games can aid in training attention • The potential negative effects of shooter games (20:37) Understanding Endeavor: How to Train Attention Using a Video Game• Top down vs. bottom up thinking• Endeavor: the video game that trains your attention• The journey of getting Endeavor approved by the FDA• The effectiveness of Endeavor for adults• What to expect from playing Endeavor• How you can utilize multimodal biosensing for quantifying physiology• Hugs from Dr. Love with Paul Zak – #334• Exploring what technology is used in a sensory immersion lab, including AI(49:21) Exploring Potential Costs & Opportunities of Biosensing Technology• Understanding the potential adverse effects or downsides of this technology• Join the Live Audience: ourupgradecollective.com• The exhaustion factor in playing Endeavor• What video games would be likely to reduce cognitive function• Using Lion’s Mane for increasing brain function• What this system could look like in 10 years ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Endeavor OTC: https://www.endeavorotc.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/endeavorotc/Website: https://gazzaley.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamgazz/The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/19/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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Secrets to Supercharging Your Health: The Gut Revolution with Hannah Kleinfeld : 1088

I am a sucker for supplements with extensive and impressive research to prove their biohacking benefits, and OMNi-BiOTiC is one of them. Research studies by OMNi-BiOTiC show a 50% or 70% improvement in things like brain function, insulin sensitivity, and detoxification which is really compelling—and exactly why we have Hannah Kleinfield on the show today.Hannah Kleinfeld is the Chief Operating Officer of Allergosan USA, the U.S. joint-venture partner of Institut Allergosan, a global leader in microbiome science and gut health products. She is dedicated to educating about the importance of gut health as a foundation for wellbeing and passionate about helping others experience healthy and vibrant lives. That passion is clear in today’s episode where she shares the research and broad-ranging benefits of the OMNi-BiOTiC line of probiotic supplements. We talk about why it’s so important to have a thriving gut, the important link between gut health and brain function, what is most likely to harm our guts, especially in the US, and how to find which probiotic is right for you. If you're into biohacking, whether you're already doing really well and you're looking for what's next, or you've still got that extra 20 pounds that won't budge but you can see you're moving in the right direction, this might be a really big step to help move you toward your goals. If you’d like to try these products for yourself, go to omnibioticlife.com and use code DAVE20 to get 20% off.(02:24) Revitalizing Gut Health with New Technology• Repairing her gut after Lyme disease• The difference between European and US-based supplement brands• Shop OMNi-BiOTiC (use code DAVE20 to get 20% off)• Where to start with probiotics• What is most harmful to the gut(19:25) Probiotic Power: Detoxing, Brain Boosting & Insulin Resistance• How to address a bad bacteria—Clostridium difficile• How a probiotic can change your brain activity• Delivery method of OMNi-BiOTiC• Exploring the benefits of OMNi-BiOTiC Hetox for liver support and insulin resistance• Recommended tests for monitoring what’s going on in your body(34:41) All You Need to Know About Probiotics • Why OMNi-BiOTiC doesn’t use spores• Pairing OMNi-BiOTiC with other probiotics• What people should know about probiotics• Tips for clearing SIBO• When to take probiotics after being on antibiotics ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Website: omnibioticlife.com (use code DAVE20 to get 20% off)Instagram: @omnibioticlifeThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/14/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Science of Sex: Longevity, Pleasure & Performance - Susan Bratton : 1087

Today's episode is with my friend Susan Bratton, who is an intimacy expert with 20 years of experience. She runs a publishing company called Better Lover, and has a supplement company called The 20. Her expertise is in ageless sexuality, sexual biohacking, libido supplementation, and sexual regenerative therapies that roll back the clock on aging.Whether you're a man or a woman, you’ll learn the specific things you can do to change the performance, the shape, the sensitivity, and the longevity of this amazing part of your body. All life on earth—human and otherwise—runs through the same set of automated decision making that happens before your brain even gets engaged, one of which is what we’ll be talking about today, which keeps the species alive forever. Let’s call it fertility. It is actually a source of nourishment for us. So when you're of the appropriate age, this is as important as eating, breathing and drinking water. Yet, we pay more attention to our food than we do to our reproductive and recreational sides of staying connected to our humanness. That's why Susan's on the show today. She shares the science behind the link between intimacy and longevity, explains how to prevent atrophy in these important areas of our bodies, dispels myths about self-pleasure, gives a tutorial on all kinds of toys that can increase function and pleasure for all genders, and lists tips for creating more connection and communication in the bedroom. If you want to check out any of the toys or guides mentioned in this episode, go to moredave.com. (03:14) How to Live Longer by Engaging in More Intimacy• Honoring sexual expression outside of the gender binary• The Human Awareness Institute: www1.hai.org• How to regenerate and enhance your sex life• Interesting insight on semen retention• The correlation between regular intimacy and lifespan • Categories of pleasure toys for men and women • The benefits of vacuum erection devices and how to use them • Sexual enhancement products and guides: moredave.com(26:12) Orgasmic Cross Training: Toys & Supplements to Expand Pleasure Potential• Natural nitric oxide supplements that help reverse atrophy• How Nitric Oxide Controls Oxygen & Nutrient Delivery, Aging & Quality of Life - Nathan Bryan, Ph.D. / Pneuma Nitric Oxide #1041• Regenerative stack for male and female enhancement• How to fix atrophy and focus on engorgement in female reproductive parts• Orgasmic cross training: 8 different toys for females• How often a man or woman should self-pleasure in order to maintain their potency• The different types of vibrators and their uses(42:02) The Power of Safe & Proper Touch for Female Pleasure • Orgasmic cross training: 4 different toys for males• Understanding the vulval activation and sensory pleasure women need prior to penetration• Why yoni massages can be so powerful• The effects of shame and lack of proper touch in receiving pleasure for women• The bullseye touch technique: betterlover.com• Sex Life Bucket List: moredave.comResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books More Dave: moredave.comWebsite: susanbratton.comInstagram: @susanbrattonFacebook: Susan BrattonX: @susanbrattonLinkedin: Susan BrattonBlog: betterlover.comSex Life Bucket List: moredave.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Illuminating Hope: Solutions for Chronic Stress, Pain & Neurological Damage - Dr. Brandon Crawford : 1086

So much of your reality is determined by your brain, and if you have dealt with chronic disease or mental health struggles like me, it can feel like there’s something wrong with you. But, it’s probably not you. It’s probably a brain problem. Today’s guest, Dr. Brandon Crawford, is here to provide some hope and some answers. Dr. Brandon Crawford is a board-certified Developmental Functional Neurologist, driven by training from esteemed minds in chiropractic, functional neurology, and functional endocrinology. Renowned as a laser expert, Dr. Crawford shares groundbreaking laser and light therapy protocols in lectures around the world, revolutionizing treatments for various conditions through photobiomodulation. He has achieved absolutely incredible results helping people rewire their brains and heal chronic conditions at the NeuroSolution Center of Austin. In this conversation, we dive into the really cool technology and research he uses to do it – and share things you can do at home to improve your own brain health. You’ll learn how to hack your brain with light, get an intro to light hygiene, and be educated on the ways we derive energy from light. We also cover indications of a healthy brain and how to continuously promote brain health, why talk therapy may not be the best way to heal trauma, immediate solutions for when you’re feeling activated by fear, and share advice for parents with kids struggling neurologically after the pandemic mask mandates.(02:36) Optimizing Your Brain With the Right Light• Blue light’s impact on brain tissue• How to combat light toxicity with red light exposure• TrueLight Luminaire: shoptruelight.com• How OCD can be a superpower• Why lasers are used in the NeuroSolution ESM methodology• Read: The Fourth Phase of Water by Gerald Pollack• A discussion on how we derive energy from light• Practices for getting more sunlight without causing skin harm• How you can hack your brain with light• TrueDark glasses: truedark.com• 40 years of Zen: 40yearsofzen.com(27:50) Tools to Measure Neurological Health & Heal the Vagus Nerve• Leveraging beam physics to heal chronic health conditions combining light and frequency• What to expect from a consultation at NeuroSolution Austin: neurosolutionatx.com• How balance indicates neurological health• Is coffee good or bad for the brain?• Danger Coffee: dangercoffee.com• Why cognitive behavioral therapy may not be as useful as laser therapy• The science behind healing trauma through vagus nerve stimulation• The Birth of LSD with Dr. Stanislav Grof, Father of Transpersonal Psychology #428(44:21) How to Manage Triggers & Support Kids’ Neurological Development • How to stop a panic attack or fear paralysis state using breathwork • How we’ve reinforced ancient practices through science• Vagal nerve hacks for frustration and anger• What stimulating the cymba concha can do for your vagus nerve• How masks have inhibited childrens’ abilities for facial recognition and social engagement• How to restore neurological damage in kids that have occurred over the last 3 years• Things parents can do at home to help kids affected by mask mandatesResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books NeuroSolution Austin: neurosolutionatx.comWebsite: neuro-solution.comInstagram: @neuro_solutionsTruedark: Truedark.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/7/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 57 seconds
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Reclaim Your Health Freedom: Understanding the Systems Keeping Us Sick - Ivor Cummins : 1085

If you're frustrated with a system prioritizing profit over societal well-being, this episode is pivotal. Today, we dive deep with Ivor Cummins, a Dublin-based biochemical engineer with a knack for simplifying complex topics. Based on his personal history of insulin resistance and health struggles, he was able to self-heal through nutrition and a low carb diet. In this conversation, we examine the nexus of insulin resistance, heart health, and the current medical system’s failure to diagnose and treat metabolic diseases.Our discussion sheds light on the origins of our current societal framework and its influence on our health and choices. Ivor's unique perspective, combining the understanding of intricate systems in both power and biology, illustrates a clear parallel: We’ve been given systems that aren’t working for the greater good. In many cases, our health is in our own hands. Mine and Ivor’s stories of weight loss are two of millions examples of that. However, recognizing these facts offers hope, because when you’re informed and aware, you have the freedom to choose what’s right for you, and the confidence to stand up for it. With that goal in mind, we examine the impact of influential figures like the Rockefellers and J.P. Morgan, discuss what’s going on at the WHO in response to the recent COVID pandemic, and explain the need for distributed versus central governing systems, among many other blockades to true freedom we’re currently facing. Expanding our collective awareness through these conversations is the key to reclaiming control over our lives. Lastly, I can’t emphasize enough the power of consumer choice. Institutions can't dictate our spending without offering value. There's a peaceful, two-fold solution to our current dilemma— leveraging technology and altering our behaviors. But most importantly, dispelling the pervasive myths that have clouded our understanding and judgment for decades. (03:22) Ivor’s Journey: Healing Insulin Resistance with a Low Carb Diet• The metaphor behind The Fat Emperor• Test results and research that encouraged Ivor to change his eating habits• What Ivor experienced through trying a low carb diet• How to get your appetite and cravings under control with proper nutrition• The science behind insulin vs. cholesterol• What’s missing in medical training to properly diagnose and heal metabolic syndrome?(24:27) America’s Monopolist Legacy: Shaping Health & Political Systems• Addressing the implications of the new WHO treaty’s verbiage and requirements• Explaining the Pandemic Business Model• The history of the Rockefeller Foundation & United Nations trilateral commission• Dr. Jakob Nordingaard's Interview• J.P. Morgan’s influence on society• The cultural impacts of monopolists’ agendas and propaganda(37:44) The CBDC Threat, Power Dynamics & Achieving Cognitive Freedom• Hidden dangers of the Central Bank Digital Currency• The importance of having a distributed power model vs. central model• What we can do to create positive change in a corrupt system• How to achieve cognitive freedomResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Fat Emperor Podcast: thefatemperor.com/podcastsWebsite: metabolicduo.comYouTube: @IvorCumminsScienceX: @FatEmperorThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/5/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Biohacking for Pets: How to Supercharge Your Pet's Health & Longevity - Dr. Gary Richter : 1084

You've heard lots on this show about biohacking, longevity, and how to help your brain and body perform better. But what if you could do the same things for your pet? I've spent most of my life with pets and/or farm animals so I’m thrilled to have my longtime friend, Dr. Gary Richter, America's favorite veterinarian, here to tell you all you need to know about biohacking for your pets.Dr. Gary Richter, DVM, is a distinguished veterinarian, international bestselling author of The Ultimate Pet Health Guide, and founder of Ultimate Pet Nutrition. He’s also the author of two new books, Longevity for Dogs and Longevity for Cats. Dr. Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture, as well as veterinary chiropractic, understanding the benefits of both conventional and holistic treatment methods. He also places great emphasis on the well-being of the pet owner, knowing that a sick pet can cause great strain on a person's life.Today, we talk about what supplements your pet should be consuming, how you can regenerate their health, genetic testing for pets, what's coming in the future, the things a lot of people believe about pet diets that are absolutely not true, and a bunch of other stuff from a top expert in the field. All the studies show that having a pet raises your oxytocin. It makes you live longer. It increases heart rate variability. It makes your kids have healthier gut biomes, on and on. Tune in to start learning how to support your pets as well as they support you.00:03:00 — How Long Can Our Pets Really Live?• The truth about vegan cat food • How long cats and dogs can live• Why biohacking pets may be easier than for humans• Why dogs like cat poop• The oldest animals he’s worked with • Physiological differences between dogs and humans • How much it costs to invest in your pet’s longevity• Pillars of aging for pets • The root of genomic instability and suggested solutions 00:16:22 — Nutritional Support & Preventative Care for Pets• What to feed your pets for optimal health• Easy and readily available supplements for your pets• Upgrade Labs: ownanupgradelabs.com• Dave’s experience with electroacupuncture for his dachshund• Documentary: daveasprey.com/heal• Testing you can do for your pet to find out predispositions• How much Vitamin D you need in your pet food00:39:41 — Top Supplements to Support Your Pet’s Optimal Health• Can you and your pet take the same supplements?• What a whole food diet looks like for pets• Benefits of MCT oil for dogs and cats• Read: The Ultimate Pet Health Guide by Dr. Gary Richter• Recommendations for how many supplements your pet needs• Racehorse biohacking• Dr. Richter's supplement list for dog/cat longevity • Read: Longevity for Dogs by Dr. Gary Richter• Read: Longevity for Cats by Dr. Gary Richter• Integrative Veterinary Medicine: ahvma.org• Ultimatepetnutrition.com (Use promo code ULTIMATEHEALTH40 for 40% off)ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/booksUltimate Pet Nutrition: ultimatepetnutrition.com (Use promo code ULTIMATEHEALTH40 for 40% off)Free Resource: Dr. Richter's supplement list for dog/cat longevity Read: The Ultimate Pet Health Guide by Dr. Gary RichterRead: Longevity for Dogs & Longevity for Cats by Dr. Gary RichterRead: The Ultimate Pet Health Guide by Dr. Gary RichterIntegrative Veterinary Medicine: ahvma.orgWebsite: drgaryrichter.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/31/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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Enhance Your Sleep Performance with the Organic, Athlete-Approved Essentia Mattress - Jack Dell'Accio : 1083

Our guest is Jack Dell’Accio, the CEO of Essentia. Essentia has been working on non toxic, organic mattresses for 20 years. Of most importance to Jack is the impact of restorative sleep in terms of recovery from disease, prevention of disease, longevity, and performance. He's funded a bunch of research on sleep quality and has worked directly with health gurus including myself, professional athletes, various teams in the NBA, NFL, MLS, and over 25% of active NHL players on creating healthy sleep performance. Essentia’s organic mattress has been recognized by several internationally renowned organizations including the Mayo Clinic’s Well Living Lab, and has been named the #1 foam mattress by Consumer Reports for seven consecutive years. If you're a long time listener or you've read some of my books, you understand how getting a lot of sleep is probably not good for you. If it's more than eight hours, your chances of dying are higher than people who get seven hours a night. The reason I wanted to have Jack on the show today is to go over the latest data on how sleeping on an organic Essentia mattress can improve REM and deep sleep by between 20 and 60 percent. Remember—it's not the volume, it's the quality of sleep that matters. Jack provides actionable data on how to improve the quality of your sleep through ensuring your mattress is supporting you from a biological standpoint, so you can make every minute count. We explore what the organic Essentia mattress is made of and the technology that sets it apart from others on the market. We also share our tips for getting the best quality sleep you can get, and how getting regular deep sleep impacts all other areas of your life.00:02:35 — How Non-Toxic Essentia Mattresses Support Sleep on a Chemical Level• Why athletes aren’t able to sleep well• The number 1 thing impacting your sleep quality • Environmental toxins’ impact on brain metabolism• Why comfort might not be the most important factor in your mattress• Shop: myessentia.com/daveasprey• How Essentia prevents mold in mattresses• Why putting quartz in mattresses is beneficial for blood cell performance• Exploring the science behind quantum effects00:26:34 — Unraveling Sleep Secrets: Longevity, Light & Legislation• Measuring heart rate variability to determine quality of sleep• How long the people who live the longest sleep • True Dark: truedark.com• The implications of the government’s ban on all incandescent light bulbs• Why there’s legislation around what mattresses are made of• The resistance Jack received from chemists in removing chemicals from mattresses• How a decrease in sleep quality can accelerate the rate of aging • The Bulletproof Diet: daveasprey.com/roadmap00:44:40 — Biohacking Rule #1: Prioritize Quality Sleep• The importance of rest for recovery and performance• Sleep: sleepwithdave.com• Mattresses for women versus men• Sleep hacks for temperature management• The specs, content and density of the Essentia Mattress• Upgrade Labs: ownanupgradelabs.com• Biohacking Conference: biohackingconference.com• How to determine if a company’s marketing claims are real or fake• Exposing marketing over substance in the mattress industry• Mold Documentary: moldymovie.com• What Jack is developing to improve people’s wellness through sleepResources:Upgrade your sleep today! Take advantage of Essentia’s Labor Day Sale PLUS use promo code DAVE to get an ADDITIONAL $100 OFF your mattress!Visit MyEssentia.com/DaveAsprey to learn more.Dave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Instagram: @essentiaorganicmattressYouTube: Essentia Organic MattressTikTok: @essentiaorganicmattressJack Dell’Accio: @jackdellaccioThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/29/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Your Home Is Making You Sick: Biohack Your Living Space with Toxin Testing - Ryan Blaser : 1082

The environment you live in has the most profound impact on your health and wellbeing, but are you aware of the toxins and pollutants we’re surrounded by on a daily basis? That is why today’s episode is so important. We talk about toxins that are overlooked in your house and what you can do about them. Our guest is Ryan Blaser, the founder and CEO of Test My Home, an environmental company dedicated to improving your health by changing the environment around you. As a functional medicine doctor for your home, Ryan uses his expertise in building biology and healthy home consulting to identify and address toxic sources that could be impacting your health.After a unique personal wellness journey, Ryan founded Test My Home to help others achieve optimal health. He personally experienced the detrimental effects of mold exposure and lead inhalation, which caused unusual and serious health symptoms like fatigue, weight loss, and brain fog. After unsuccessful attempts with conventional doctors, Ryan took the initiative to investigate his home environment and found the source of his health issues. He cured himself and is now sharing his knowledge and experience with the world.The definition of biohacking is to change the environment around you, and inside of you, so you have full control of your own biology. This is a part of core biohacking, and it's one I think a lot of us just don't think about. We take our supplements, we do our cold plunges, we do all the different biohacks, but just cleaning up the environment around you could make a really big difference. So, in this episode you’ll learn about the most common pollutants and toxins in your home, how to identify them, and ways you can mitigate or eliminate their effects.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS, CHECK THEM OUT AND GET YOUR DISCOUNT!5 part healthy home mini course: https://www.happyhome5.com/Test My Home: https://www.testmyhome.com/If booking through the website with TMH's sales team, mention Dave Asprey for a discount!Instagram account for lots of free content: https://www.instagram.com/testmyhome/00:00:17 — The Top 5 Pollutants Indoors & What To Do About ThemRyan’s personal experience getting sick from environmental toxinsMoldy Movie: moldymovie.comThe myth behind green buildingsSolutions for toxic mold exposure in residential buildingsHow to identify mold in the homeWhat you should do if you have a smelly home instead of air freshenersHow important is a gas stove vs. an electric range?How lighting affects us and types of lights to use in your home00:21:30 — Understanding the Dangers of Fragrances, Mold & VOCsThe surprising ingredients in candles and air freshenersHomebiotic spray: homebiotic.com/product/homebiotic-sprayWhat to do when you live in humid environments to prevent moldMeridian Upgrade Labs: upgradelabs.com/meridianTips for dealing with moisture in your homeRecommendations to mitigate carbon monoxide dangersExplaining VOCs and how you can absorb or filter them out The extreme toxicity and effects of formaldehyde 00:42:11 — Sneaky Pollutants: Protecting Your Home from Gas & NoiseSymptoms of a leaky sewer gasOzone pollution versus ozone therapySneaky places you can find surface radiation from nuclear plantsProtecting yourself from small particles Reducing noise stressors in the homeLearning to listen to your body and intuition to identify toxins or stressorsDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Moldy Movie: https://moldymovie.com/The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/24/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 12 seconds
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Biohacking in Space: Prioritizing Prevention to Live Forever - Alan Graves : 1081

Alan Graves is the CEO of Do Not Age, a UK-based longevity company, and he’s been fully immersed in the biohacking space since 2019. In that short time, he’s become a leader in supplementation and expanded his curiosities—even as far as outer space.We talk about his preparation for an upcoming Virgin Atlantic flight to the stars, and how he plans to protect his human form in such an environment. We also touch on our dieting journeys—from veganism to all-meat and everything in between, ride the pharmaceutical industry for its ongoing role in promoting sickness in many forms, and sing the praises of Do Not Age’s innovative line of products.From deep space to raspberries, detailed biochemistry to FDA politicization, this episode has it all—as Alan wields an informed and inquisitive perspective on all things biohacking, past, present, and future. 00:01:52 — Going to Space: Preparation, Inspiration & Motivation • Alan’s preparation to go to space with Virgin Atlantic • Looking ahead to a total perspective change • Dave’s family background in aerotech • Sending a coffee bean to the moon (maybe)• Exclusive: Interview with Ketone Expert Dr. Richard Veech #29900:08:14 — Avoiding & Counteracting Antinutrients  • Remembering their vegan experiences• Dave’s current diet and how he got there• The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey• Liam Hemsworth and oxalic acid• Why you shouldn't eat raspberries • Beef vs. chicken vs. fish 00:14:55 — Becoming a Biohacker: How, When & Why?• Realizing longevity can be extended • Translating scientific papers for the layman • Who paid for the paper?• We Can Slow Down Aging Right Now – David Sinclair, Ph.D. #626• Investing with integrity 00:22:49 — Do Not Age (DNA) Products & Innovation• Long term view on research at Do Not Age• Taking the hacker approach to business challenges • Update on NMN’s status in the US• Importance of guaranteed purity • Breaking down Do Not Age’s resveratrol offering• The role of sirtuins in our body• Resveratrol vs. pterostilbene• Singing the praises of Calcium AKG• Prevention is easier than treatment 00:42:33 — What’s Next? Looking Ahead at Longevity• How long do you think you’ll live?• Artificial intelligence is based on the past, not the future• The rise of collagen peptides• Low cost + high efficacy + data proven• Dosing daily collagen tips • Dave takes a visit to Walmart headquarters • Testing for false product claims on Amazon • How and why to buy the good stuff ResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Do Not Age: donotage.orgInstagram: @do.not.ageFacebook: @DoNotAge.orgX: @Do_Not_AgeThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/22/202357 minutes, 29 seconds
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Super Detergent, Nanobubbles & Living Water: A Whole New World of Wellness - Saba Yussouf : 1080

Dialing in from Dubai, today, we hear from global inventor and investor, Saba Yussouf, about how to position STEM technologies – science, technology, engineering, and math – to prevent infection, treat water, and even fight 100-year problems like climate change.Half business leader and half scientist, herself, she is a futurist, versed in the fine-tuned details of STEM, and putting it all to work through her disruptive investment record around the world. We learn about nanobubbles and their benefit to the brain, unpack the power of intuition and where it comes from, meet the monstrous homunculus, and so much more.We also highlight Saba’s most recent projects, Invisi Smart and Ficks Labs, tip our caps to groundbreaking research of the past, and look to a brighter (and smarter) future in this forward-thinking conversation. If you need to feel good about where the world is headed, and who might lead us there, this is the episode for you.00:02:06 — Biohacking the Brain: What are Nanobubbles? • TrueDark anti jet lag glasses• Learning about nanobubbles• Efficient oxygen delivery to the bloodstream• This is your brain on oxygen • Research: Healthy fats and exclusion-zone size• What else can be delivered through nanobubbles?00:09:52 — Letting Intuition Be Your Guide  • The marketing vs. engineering innovation death loop • How did Saba Yussouf learn intuition? (Hint: She didn’t)• Why women tend to know the truth• How do you avoid overthinking your intuition?• Galvanic skin response and muscle testing• The brain cells in our stomach • Meeting the homunculus• Science is in your heart, not your brain• What it means to be a scientist 00:24:05 — Realizing the Consciousness of Water • The groundbreaking work of Dr. Masaru Emoto• Why Saba doesn't drink water when processing negative thoughts • Speaking, or singing, positive affirmations to your water• How ice crystals have been shown to react to music00:29:09 — Understanding the Innovation Behind Invisi Smart• An update on titania disinfectant technology • All natural and mineral-based formula • When the world says “no thanks” to disruptor tech• Invisi Smart and pivoting to cleaning up greenhouse gasses• Saving the world one stinky armpit at a time• What is Ficks Labs?• Disruptive deep science meets affordable luxury• The disinformation in modern advertisingResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Invisi Smart: invisismart.comInstagram: @sabayussoufThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/17/202346 minutes, 28 seconds
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Top Tips from the Trainer of Superheroes! – Magnus Lygdbäck

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™, we revisit a conversation Dave had with Magnus Lygdbäck in Spring of 2022. You’ll learn how a trainer of superheroes and superstars combines core principles of fitness, nutrition, structure and balance.Magnus Lygdbäck, a Swedish health and wellness expert, entrepreneur, and lifestyle coach, joins the show to discuss powering your life in ways that most benefit your health and energy.For more than 20 years, he’s trained some of the world’s most recognizable actors, musicians, athletes, artists, and high-performance business entrepreneurs.Musicians like pop stars Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Britney Spears. Actors like Gal Gadot for Wonder Woman 1984; Alicia Vikander, for Tomb Raider; Ben Affleck, for Justice League; and many more.He designed Alexander Skarsgård’s incredible transformation for the lead role as a Viking Berserker in the brand new movie, The Northman. Even with his “celebrity trainer” title (which he doesn’t love), Magnus is quick to say, “It's not who you train, it's how you train.”His Magnus Method training philosophy embraces the “ethos of an athlete.” This all-inclusive approach to performance includes an athlete’s intensity and structure, while also maintaining balance and energy. Time-zone travel, long days of filming, rehearsals, and the constant demands on a celebrity performer’s time means examining all aspects of fueling, rest and recovery. The same applies to the everyday lives of mere mortals.He encourages being open to learning new things and seeking out discomfort so you can grow. “Look at three things,” Magnus recommends. “One, what do I like to do? No. 2, what does my body need? No. 3, what do I want to master or get better at? That should create your weekly programming.”You already know, and Magnus will remind you, that there are absolutely no life shortcuts to being the superhero of your own life.In this conversation, you’ll find out how much time to spend on your workouts (not as much as you think). “What doesn’t happen in the first hour will not happen in the second,” he says frequently. Even for superheroes.Learn more about Magnus Lygdbäck’s journey from hockey player to celebrity trainer.Find out how you can improve your own performance on Magnus’s extensive YouTube channel.Get Magnus’ superhero training programs, nutrition guides, coaching and a community of like-minded people with the Magnus Method app. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/15/202347 minutes, 43 seconds
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Raise Resilient Minds: How to Help Your Kids Self Regulate & Form Better Habits - Dr. Caroline Leaf : 1078

Today, we’re joined by second-time guest, Dr. Caroline Leaf, to talk about helping kids clean up their mental mess and be more resilient—all based on research from her latest book, How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess. In this episode, Dr. Caroline Leaf shares the best ways for parents to help their kids understand their emotions and build better habits.Dr. Leaf conducts ongoing research and clinical trials in the field of psychoneurobiology in order to improve mental health interventions, many of which she summarizes in this far reaching, informative conversation. We explore the impact of social media on kids’ anxiety, what parents can do to minimize the mental mess social media can make, and even how to rewire neural patterns it forms. We also dive into the myths of habit formation and how we can break down old habits to form better, new ones. Dr. Leaf’s expertise doesn't stop there. She also gives a comprehensive explanation of the five steps of the Neurocycle, a tool set for self-regulation and changing your internal programming.00:01:32 — The Dangers of Social Media & Minimizing Mental Messes• Giving coffee to kids• Danger Coffee: dangercoffee.com• The mental health crisis kids are facing today• Social media’s role in anxiety in kids• What is a mental mess?• Read: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess• Avoiding a mental mess while using social media• Read: How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess• How to teach kids to go deep on topics they’re interested in• The science behind how long it takes to build or change a habit00:27:31 — Habit Hacking 101• The 5 Steps Neurocycle to rebuild neural networks• The myth of building habits in 21 days• Identifying patterns in habit formation for transforming and healing the brain• How the history of habit formation and brain neuroplasticity has evolved over time• The new standard of care and giving hopeful diagnoses• Empowering ourselves to be the driver of our own health00:54:37 — Helping Kids Build Resilience• Curiosity as a tool for building resilience in kids• The importance of learning how to self-regulate• How modeling the Neurocycle can help parents and children manage emotions• Why you should double down on what makes you weird• Teaching kids to question everything to filter out what’s real• Removing bias by connecting with others who aren't your age• Helping kids get good sleepResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Read: How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental MessRead: Cleaning Up Your Mental MessWebsite: drleaf.comFacebook: Dr. Caroline LeafInstagram: @drcarolineleafYouTube: Dr. Caroline LeafPodcast: CLEANING UP YOUR MENTAL MESS5 Steps of Neurocycle Can Clean Up Your Mental Mess – Dr. Caroline Leaf with Dave Asprey – #799The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/10/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to Drop Happily Ever After and Do Relationships Better! – John Kim, LMFT : 1077

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE you’ll learn how to recognize your own sh*t and be a better partner in relationships. Want a sustainable partnership? Communicate and apologize; fight without fighting; identify codependent behavior (your own); and manage jealousy (also your own). This conversation gets into how you can let go of unrealistic ideals of how you think love and relationships should be and live fully in the present. You’ll also get tips on how to be emotionally responsible to people you love every day.Guest John Kim, a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a life coach, cracks his life into two big pieces… split on either side of what he calls “the great divide” of his own divorce several years ago. He did the whole “get a tattoo and a Harley” thing to find his way.He also combined what he learned in therapy school with life coaching and technology to be mobile and create online communities. He became known as an unconventional therapist, seeing clients at coffee shops, on hikes, or in a CrossFit box. He’s built a devoted following of fans who love the frank and authentic insights that he—as “The Angry Therapist”—freely shares on social media. TikTok’s his jam, with over 450K people tuning in for his “shot glass” bits of life wisdom.In his book, written with his romantic partner and fellow therapist Vanessa Bennett,  John takes a different (honest, humorous, raw) approach by dissecting his own relationship dynamic to bring clarity to yours. Each part of “IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU: Break the Blame Cycle, Relationship Better” gives you questions to ask yourself and practices to do. It’s a book that pushes you into doing and putting your newfound knowledge to IRL use. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the Love Lessons (In a Shot Glass) you’ll find in “It’s Not Me, It’s You.”Love is not a battlefield. Your head is. If someone is unsure about you, it’s never worth the investment.Hold love, don’t grab it.Don’t stop believing (be Journey).Love is what teaches us how to live.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/8/202344 minutes
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Upgrade Spotlight: Next Generation of Nitric Oxide Support with Dr. Myles Spar : 1076

Today's episode is an Upgrade Spotlight edition, where we bring someone on the show who has created something interesting. Our guest today is Dr. Myles Spar, a leading authority in personalized performance medicine as an author, teacher, researcher, TEDx talk speaker, advisor to NBA players, and an Ironman athlete. In today’s episode, Dr. Spar shares the vast range of benefits of Calroy Health Sciences products, many of which I use in my morning routine, including Arterosil and Vascanox. We talk about the science behind these formulations, and how they help support athletic performance, recovery, cardiovascular health, and even sexual function.If you’re interested in trying these products yourself, you can get 20% off a three-month supply of Arterosil and Vascanox at calroy.com/dave.00:03:40 — Improve Cardiovascular Health with Vasconox• The correlation between nitric oxide and endurance athletics• Calroy Health Sciences: calroy.com• Vascanox: calroy.com/product/vascanox-hp• How nitric oxide supports vascular health• How to collaborate with your doctor00:13:02 — Spotlight on Nitric Oxide & Hydrogen Sulfide• Nitric oxide and aging• Three kinds of nitric oxide in the body• How nitric oxide helps sexual function• An explanation of hydrogen sulfide’s impact on the body00:20:46 — Why Investing in Quality Supplements is Worthwhile• Arterosil: calroy.com/product/arterosilhp• Why I invest in 84+ supplements for my morning regimen• The science behind Calroy products• The importance of recovery and optimizing the speed of recovery• Read: Smarter Not Harder• My supplement fix for POTS, Postural Orthostatic HypotensionResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Get 20% off a three-month supply of Arterosil and Vascanox at https://calroy.com/daveWebsite: drspar.comFacebook: Myles Spar, MDInstagram: @drsparLinkedin: @drsparYouTube: @mdsparThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/4/202339 minutes, 51 seconds
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Upgrade Intervention: Combat Cravings & Candida, Remove Toxins & Feel Your Best - Nadya Green : 1075

Today's episode is a special intervention episode where I work with a member of the Upgrade Collective, my mentorship and membership group, to help them get closer to achieving their health goals. This conversation is all about investigating member Nadya Green’s struggle to lose weight despite following a low carb diet and cycle syncing her eating habits. Nadya, originally from Russia, has spent her life pursuing an international career in the energy sector. She has worked as an engineer around the globe, including the UK, US, Australia, Egypt, Russia and now Sweden. Becoming a mom at 35 years old has made it ever so critical to be fit and to be able enjoy activities with her family, which is why biohacking and weight loss has become a centerpiece in her life. We talk about her lab results that point to potential gut issues, estrogen dominance, and mineral deficiencies leading to her cravings, and why her carbophobia may actually be working against her goals. I share with Nadya tools and tips to illustrate all the different pathways that you can use to get the results you want. So, if you're looking at what could be holding you back in your weight loss journey, tune in to hear the advice I gave Nadya about where she could be going wrong, and what to do to help her feel her best.Join the Upgrade Collective to get access to be in the live audience for all of my podcasts, with calls where we all get together and help each other biohack whatever needs biohacking, at ourupgradecollective.com. 00:01:35 — Why A Low Carb Diet Might Not Help Your Weight Loss Goals• Nadya’s history with extreme fatigue, Hashimoto’s and carbophobia• The impact of the keto diet long-term on metabolism• Toxins related to PCOS and endometriosis• Read: Smarter Not Harder• Environmental & emotional causes of sugar cravings• Symptoms of having active yeast in your gut00:16:44— Combating Candida: Supplements, Medications & Lifestyle Solutions• Exploring the different ways to combat Candida• My hot take on pharmaceuticals• How to support your detox pathways while on pharmaceuticals• How Candida is related to a sensitivity to cow’s milk• Limiting sugar without eliminating it• Eating what you like in moderation and not being in a perfectionist trap• Cycle syncing your cravings and carbs00:32:05 — Eat to Feel Amazing: Spotlight On Protein & Minerals• Protein types and amount recommendations• The Bulletproof Diet: daveasprey.com/roadmap• Why new mothers need to pay more attention to their mineral levels• Tps for getting enough electrolytes and offsetting mineral deficiency• Why I recommend eliminating dairy to combat fatigue or brain fog• Helpful supplements for estrogen dominanceResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Biohacking Conference: https://www.biohackingconference.com/Join the Upgrade Collective: https://www.ourupgradecollective.com/The Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/3/202352 minutes, 52 seconds
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Finding Radical Wholeness With a Modern-Day Master - Ken Wilber : 1074

Our guest today is a legendary thinker, author, and philosopher. Ken Wilber has spent decades understanding how humans are all interconnected with each other, decoding through dozens of beautifully written books, how we fit into the greater, massive, picture that is the expanding universe. He's an absolute pioneer, a visionary, and that barely scratches the surface of his work.He joins Dave to outline his newest book—Finding Radical Wholeness: The Integral Path to Unity, Growth, and Delights—and offers up a supporting stream of consciousness which rivals any that you’d find, on any podcast, in depth of insight and emotional impact. His words resonate with a truth and wonder which will leave you inspired from beginning to end, and well beyond.00:00:38 — Finding Radical Wholeness with Ken Wilber • Ken Wilber’s Amazon Author Page• Different ways to explain the general ideas of the world• Read: Finding Radical Wholeness: The Integral Path to Unity, Growth, and Delights• Achieving wholeness in our day-to-day• Ken’s first experience of wholeness with the universe• Does a dog have Buddha-nature?• Studying the work of D.T. Suzuki as a young boy• Read: Essays in Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki• Oneness experiences as the core of spirituality• Considering satori as the most precious gift that humankind has00:18:09 — The Roles Biohacking & Brain Stimulation Play in Unity Experiences • Electromagnetic brain stimulation for ultimate reality experiences• How brain-mind machines work• Tap Into Your Brain’s Full Potential - Patrick Porter, Ph.D. #869• How Dave wrote The Bulletproof Diet in gamma state • What the mind does vs. what the heart does• Ken’s favorite advancements in technology • Questions remain with regard to quantum unity• Explaining the theta formless state• The Science of Changing Your Mind - Dr. Joe Dispenza #98000:38:10 — States of Emptiness & How To Get There • Teachings of Nagarjuna• Formulating the quantum principles• Why all forms of thinking are incomplete • The four-quadrant pronouns that make it all make sense• Basic tenets of integral theory• Shared objective views, social organism or a collective group• Going deep with Ken Wilber• Are we living in a simulation?• Fourth and fifth states of consciousness01:08:55 — This is Ken Wilber on Drugs & Nonduality• Psychedelic experiences vs. mystical oneness experiences • Drugs as a shortcut to masterful meditation• Ken’s bad trip• Stan Grof’s early LSD work • The Birth of LSD with Dr. Stanislav Grof, Father of Transpersonal Psychology - #428• Failures of the psychedelic revolution • Dave’s hand in the ayahuasca boom• Ken Wilber’s awe-inspiring perspective on nonduality • Read: Finding Radical Wholeness: The Integral Path to Unity, Growth, and Delights• Outline of Ken’s latest book • Stages of operational thinking• Introduction to systems theory • Appreciating the psychosomatic analysis of Fritz PerlsResourcesDave Asprey’s NEW Book ‘Smarter Not Harder’ is out now: https://daveasprey.com/books Read: Finding Radical Wholeness: The Integral Path to Unity, Growth, and DelightsRead: Amazon Author Page YouTube: Integral LifeThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/1/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 12 seconds
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Relieve Your Back Pain in 4 Steps! - Dr. Marcella Madera : 1073

In this episode of The Human Upgrade you’ll meet a holistic neurosurgeon who’s evolving spine care away from cutting. Dr. Marcella Madera’s integrative approaches to spine problems pair science with holistic healing modalities. This means way better healing for you.Dr. Madera’s innovations in spine treatments include the “Aqua Method,” where photobiomodulated platelet rich plasma meets functional tissue mobilization and movement. You’re going to get exciting new information about this effective form of regenerative medicine and find out if this treatment may be right for you. “It's a very nuanced discussion,” says Dr. Madera. “It's very patient specific. It's very injury specific.”“The term Aqua really gives a description of what we're trying to create in the body and that is more fluidity,” she explains. “And also, water, aqua, is pure. It’s intense at times, depending on the form. And it is soothing at times, depending on the form. And that is how our treatment goes.”Dr. Madera’s four-part system includes: Reveal, Restore, Revitalize, Revel. You could benefit whether you have an old or new injury, or chronic pain.During this episode, she explains how each part is interconnected and helps you heal your spine, or even knee, problems. The Aqua Method’s three-day immersive experience includes a full team of experts focused on your biology, your energy and your state of mind.Dr. Madera, a board-certified neurosurgeon, trained extensively in conventional medicine. Her expertise in spine care includes surgical treatments, approaches, and techniques for degenerative spine disease, spine tumors, and degenerative deformity. She started a private practice in in Austin, Texas where she combines her technical spine care with stem cell treatments and holistic modalities like herbs, energy modalities, Chinese healing practices, autogenic training and diet modification.More about Dr. Marcella Madera: She’s experienced in open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, and regenerative/stem cell procedures. She’s been an assistant professor of Surgery at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. She also travelled throughout Europe and the U.S. to learn progressive endoscopic techniques and regenerative medicine practices. She completed a Spine Fellowship and faculty instructorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to Control, Reframe and Change the Chatter in Your Head! – Ethan Kross, Ph.D. : 1072

In this episode of The Human Upgrade you’ll find out how to harness the power of your inner voice to ease anxiety, improve physical and mental health, and deepen your relationship with others. “The mind is flexible, if we know how to bend it,” says psychologist and award-winning professor Ethan Kross, Ph.D., founder of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory at the University of Michigan.He’s one of the world’s leading experts in controlling the conscious mind. He studies the ways in which your inner voice impacts your health, performance, decisions and relationships. He explores how people manage their emotions in order to better understand self-control. In particular, the conversations you have with yourself directly impact every part of your health and life.He explain that your inner voice functions to do things like this:Keep information active in your mindCoach you through problemsSimulate and plan aheadTell you storiesThat inner voice can be a powerful tool, giving you creativity, connection and definition. However, when the voice turns to negative and disorienting self-talk (chatter), it can create chaos and overwhelm by zooming into our problems, making you lose perspective.Ethan’s pioneering research mixes behavioral and brain research to get at the “why” behind human nature. He uses insights from his research to give people science-based tools they can use to change their behavior, be used in relationships, support a career move, improve physical performance, decrease stress, increase productivity and be used to reach life goals. You’ll use new tools like mental time travel, tough love and introspection.In this conversation about his book, “CHATTER: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It,” you’ll learn: How social media plays a part in our chatterHow to zoom out with a flexible mind, changing thoughts and distancing ourselvesHow to use tough loveHow to teach your kids about chatter from a young ageHow to help your friends with their own chatter (and what makes it worse)With Ethan’s experience studying the conscious mind for 20 years, you can learn how to turn negativity into an awesome tool that helps you master your own self-talk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/25/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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Particle Size Matters: Masterclass in Using Silver for Biohacking - Steve Revelli : 1071

Today, on The Human Upgrade, we talk to Steve Revelli about the long history and bright future of using silver nanoparticles as a biohacking silver bullet. Steve's background is in science and education, now serving as the QA Manager at American Biotech Labs, LLC, the brand which produces Silver Biotics—a long-time resident of my own medicine cabinet. The conversation covers the difference between pathogenic bacteria and probiotics, how silver under a concentration of 40 parts per million can target harmful bacteria while leaving healthy probiotics intact, the importance of nanoparticle size, antibiotic resistance, animal and agricultural applications, and so much more. You will learn how they use silver in the world of medicine (because they actually do and have for more than a hundred years) and how/when to use it yourself, whether topically, supplementally, or otherwise. This, my free-thinking friends, is a masterclass in using silver for biohacking.00:03:06 — Retelling the Long Story of Silver• Historical meaning of “born with a silver spoon”• Microbial elements of AG404–why it works• Chemistry deep dive, searching for missing electrons• Why doesn’t silver attack healthy cells?• Differences between prokaryotic cells• More is not always better00:11:22 — Delivery Systems to Improve Your Health• Importance of nanoparticle sizes in effective use• One warning: avoiding high salt• Using AG404 in nasal spray during air travel• Other off-label uses for Silver Biotics • Silver particles for immune support • Topical use for fighting infection • 70-year medical history of using silver for burns • Using a vertical sprayer for delivery• Code: DAVE for 30% off at silverbiotics.com00:27:09 — Cosmetic Benefits & Antibiotic Resistance• New formulations from Silver Biotics• Wrinkles, acne, cuts, scrapes, etc.• Facial serum vs. skin cream• Fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria • Pet care and successful applications in agriculture • Safety an ingestion cycles • Turning blue from silver toxicity • Relieving bacterial burden from your sinuses • Code: DAVE for 30% off at silverbiotics.comResources• Shop: Use code DAVE for 30% off at silverbiotics.com• Instagram: @silverbioticsThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/20/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Let Them Eat Dirt: Biohacking Family Nutrition - Andrea Bemis : 1070

Today, we're delving deep into the importance of dirt, not just as soil beneath our feet, but as a key factor in regenerative agriculture and biohacking. Our guest, Andrea Bemis, is an expert in sustainable organic farming and a passionate advocate for nurturing healthy babies and children. Together, we explore the power of the family dinner and the significance of avoiding harmful chemicals and additives in the food we provide for our kids.Andrea Bemis, the brilliant mind behind the farm-to-table blog "Let Them Eat Dirt," joins us as our special guest. She has authored remarkable books, "Dishing Up the Dirt" and "Local Dirt," which provide invaluable insights into creating a healthy and nourishing food environment for children. Through our shared belief in empowering kids to make healthier choices, we aim to guide parents away from the junk and chemicals that can harm their children's well-being and towards more sustainable, locally sourced and economical options.Join us as we share our tips and tales from our own dinner tables, and our top strategies for nourishing your children with whole foods that taste good, too. Welcome, Andrea, to The Human Upgrade. 00:02:07 — Avoiding Processed Foods: Dangers of Heavy Metals & Artificial Sweeteners• How processed foods can change brain chemistry• The mistake parents of young children make when it comes to food• Tips for getting kids to eat diverse foods and flavors• Logistics of living on a farm• Benefits of buying from a CSA• The Baby Food Facts Report findings on sweeteners in baby food• Heavy metals in baby food00:21:01 — Healthy, Fast & Economical Recipes for Kids• Most economical ways to make healthier baby food at home • Recommended cooking oils for kids and why• Being mindful of how much kids are snacking• Not forcing your kid to eat when they’re not hungry• Andrea’s fast recipe ideas• How salt impacts babies’ digestive system• Read: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon00:43:45 — Andrea’s Favorite Sweetener & Farm Life Insights• Andrea’s favorite sweetener for kids• Pros and cons of kale• Finding quality bacon • The most difficult crops to grow• Teaching your kids where food really comes from• Why small farms are so incredibly important & economicalResources• Website: dishingupthedirt.com• Instagram: @andreabemis• CSA: gotumbleweed.com• Read: letthemeatdirtkids.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/18/202355 minutes, 43 seconds
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1069. What Happens in the Gut, Starts in the Mouth – Naveen Jain : 1069

Today, a dear friend of the show and someone who's disrupted a huge part of the healthcare industry joins us for an informative chat on the critically important oral microbiome—and from a wider perspective—how and why the human body gets sick. Naveen Jain, founder of Viome—a data company that’s changing the world of health and wellness—goes deep on the latest in anti-aging, what's going on in your mouth and how that affects everything else in your body, the perils of mouthwash, the future of AI-powered analytics, business building with the right priorities in mind, and a whole lot more.And it all comes right back to the base definition, the core understanding, of what biohacking is—using the information and technology around us to live a longer and healthier life. Naveen’s company, Viome, is doing just that. You won’t want to miss this exclusive look into the future—for your own long-term health, or for that of society as a whole.00:01:44 — What Is It About the Human Body That Causes Us To Be Sick?• Fundamentally changing the way we look at the body • Dave’s homemade mouthwash and why he stopped using it • Power of individuality when it comes to health and longevity • Different impacts of foods on identical twins (Research)• What happens in the gut, starts in the mouth • The signals chewing your food sends to your body• Why a healthy oral microbiome means healthy sex 00:09:33 — Viome: Supercharging Human Data Analytics • Reading out the transcript from your body• Determining a diet-based source of bad breath • Viome’s biomarkers and aging score• Looking at RNA va. DNA• Shop viome.com and use code DAVE10 to save 10%• Pooling the data from 550,000 samples analyzed• Custom-made diet recommendations for your genetics• Affordability of Viome testing kits • Predicting mouth and throat cancer at a 95% rate • Personalized oral microbiome toothpaste gel 00:24:13 — Longevity & Lifespan: Our Health Is Our Wealth• Increasing our healthspan—adding truly viable years• Dave calls out the lifespan cowards• Choosing how and when we die: the ultimate goal for society • Naveen shares 5 ways to live a long and healthy life • Nutrition, getting the right fuel for the car• Stress management, escaping fight-or-flight mode• 40 Years of Zen neurofeedback therapy• Why you should quit your shitty stressful job• Smarter Not Harder by Dave Asprey• Prioritizing exercise, 30 minutes a day • Getting proper sleep, quality vs. quantity • Sleep with Dave: 14-day sleep challenge00:37:35 — A Message for the World’s Wantrepreneurs• Find a purpose and live 10 to 15 years longer• Focus on helping people live better—not making more money• Parasitic nature of modern commerce• Amazon’s quality spiral and the race to the bottom • Impacting the world in your uniquely powerful way• Our success will never be defined by how much money we madeResourcesInstagram: @viomeInstagram: @naveenjainceoViome: viome.com (Code DAVE10 to save 10%)Website: naveenjain.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/13/202345 minutes, 5 seconds
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You Control Your Own Karma! – Sadhguru : 1068

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™️...  Sadhguru, a yogi, mystic, visionary and spiritual master who spreads wisdom around the world, clarifies the meaning of karma (no, it’s not a checklist of good and bad deeds) and explains how much you’re in charge of your own karma. His most recent book, “Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny,” breaks down the ways in which karma frames our lives.“It’s time to unpack the most overused, abused and yet indispensable world in the spiritual vocabulary of the world,” says Sadhguru in his book. “It is time to examine how karma is connected to some of the most vital areas of human inquiry: the meaning of life and above all, how to live it.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/11/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Happiness Starts with Your Brain Type! – Dr. Daniel Amen : 1067

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...“Americans are the unhappiest they have been since the Great Depression,” says Dr. Daniel Amen. But he’s determined to change that. He’s a physician and double board-certified psychiatrist who looks at happiness as a brain function. After studying more than 200,000 brain scans of people from 155 countries, Dr. Daniel Amen discovered five primary brain types and seven neuroscience secrets that influence happiness.“I wanted to spend my time and energy and research on happiness because, ultimately... happiness is a moral obligation because of how you impact other people,” Dr. Amen says. “The big central point [is] the brain is the organ of happiness, and if your brain is not healthy, you are not likely to be happy.”What makes you happy? The answer lies in knowing your specific brain type and how it’s being influenced by seven specific chemicals.Happiness originates in distinct brain regions: pleasure in the orbitofrontal cortex; motivation and habit formation in the basal ganglia; and mood and cognitive flexibility in the brain stem.You may be one or a combination of these five primary brain types: (take this brain assessment to find out yours)Balanced: you have a very healthy brainSpontaneous: you have low dopaminePersistent: you’re often worried, rigid, and inflexibleSensitive: you need other people and isolation is hardCautious: your GABA levels are lowLearn more about brain types and what actually boosts your happiness according to neuroscience in Dr. Amen’s book, "You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type.”“Happiness comes from moving your life forward toward your life goals with meaning and purpose, based on your values, despite whatever obstacles are in your way,” Dr. Amen says. “A happy life doesn’t focus on the past with regret or look to the future with fear.”  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/6/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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You’re Not Crazy, Toxic Mold Exposure Is Poisoning Your Brain - Brian Karr : 1066

If you have all sorts of unexplained health problems in your home, where you work, or where you go to school, symptoms can be very different. One person's gaining fat, another person's always tired, other people have dark circles, emotional irregularity, sudden weight gain, onset of allergies that no one can explain, on and on.In the episode today, you learn the smarter, not harder, ways to deal with toxic mold exposure in your environment from one of the world’s leading experts on the matter. Our guest is Brian Karr. He's a second-generation indoor environmental consultant and he works with hypersensitive individuals with complex medical conditions. He's the co-founder of We Inspect, an environmental testing company which works to help people understand mold, mycotoxins, and even bacterial toxins that exist in your homes. He takes time to explain what's (usually) there, why it’s important—even down to the genetic level—and what it's doing to you.Go back to the definition of biohacking… The art and science of changing the environment around you and inside of you so that you have full control of your own biology. If your environment is moldy and has biotoxins, maybe you don't have control of your biology—the mold does.Brian's become a go-to guy for medical doctors across the country, helping more than 5,000 people as sensitive as I used to be to create healthier living environments. You're going to learn a lot in this episode, even if you're saying… Well, I don't have a mold problem. You'd be very surprised.00:17:00 — Meeting the Mold (and Brian) Head On• Dave’s younger years battling his own health • The xenoestrogen that took over his life• Brian Karr’s background and introduction• We Inspect environmental testing company • Moldy Movie: moldymovie.com• How Brian married into the business and fell in love • Building an infrastructure to serve the country• Betsy Maldonado’s story 00:15:02 — We Inspect: Spotlighting Innovation & Access • We Inspect’s process—what’s unique and special?• Most mold is hidden out of plain sight • Perils of dry mold: more mobile than wet, living mold• The importance of knowing what to look for• Prioritizing innovation and accessibility • Training program: Mold Finders Method • Mobile app: We Inspect Together• Pitfalls of other, commercially driven services 00:29:18 — Dealing With Mold in Our Day to Day Lives• Brian’s game plan for getting out of a moldy lease • Does spraying bleach work?• Why Dave avoids AirBnbs• Homebiotic: homebiotic.com• Balancing removal options • Three easy steps to take in your home• Understanding the Human Cloud Effect • Gaps in capability of air testing • Effectiveness of dust sampling • Find Out If Your Home Is Making You Sick• 100M structures in the US have meaningful mold problems00:50:04 — Looking Ahead At Life With Less Mold• 90% of structures are exposed to toxic mold• Danger Coffee: dangercoffee.com• What is truly pure?• Balance of bacteria vs. mold in caves • Added susceptibility of women and children• 40% of population impacted by mold exposure • Story time: Dave’s mold-triggered PANDASWE LOVE OUR SPONSORS! CHECK THEM OUT:• We Inspect environmental testing company • The Dust Test: thedusttest.com/dave• YesWeInspect.com/Dave• Moldfinders on Instagram• Brian Karr on LinkedIn• Moldfinders on Facebook• Moldy MovieThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/29/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
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Live From The 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Biohacking the Red Planet with Vera Mulyani : 1065

In this special episode of The Human Upgrade LIVE from the 9th annual Biohacking Conference in Orlando Florida, Dave speaks Vera Mulyani, co-founder of Astrobiome and Mars City Design. Vera discusses the connection between biohacking and living on Mars and emphasizes the importance of designing the Martian environment to control human biology, taking into account mental health and architectural expertise. They also highlight challenges like toxic chemicals in spacecrafts and the need to biohack humans for space. Vera introduces Astrobiome, a microbiome product made from fermented bacteria, designed to optimize gut health in extreme conditions. Success stories demonstrate its effectiveness in improving health and performance. The podcast explores the intersection of biohacking, space exploration, and the significance of microbiome health in Mars-like environments.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/27/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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Live From The 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Protein Panel with Max Lugavere & Dr. Amy Shah : 1064

In this special episode recorded live from the 9th Annual Biohacking conference in Orlando, Dave dives into the vegan vs. animal protein debate with Max Lugavere and Dr. Amy Shah. They explore the reasons behind choosing a vegan lifestyle, including health, reducing animal suffering, and environmental concerns. Max defends animal protein, highlighting its efficiency and amino acid bioavailability, while Dr. Amy advocates for a balance between plant and animal protein, emphasizing the importance of plant fiber for gut health. They discuss studies linking meat consumption to cardiovascular disease and share their personal experiences, ultimately encouraging listeners to find their own balanced approach to protein. They also delve into topics such as protein intake, muscle building, longevity, fasting, circadian-style eating, and the impact of carbohydrates on the body. 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/22/202344 minutes, 30 seconds
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"Unleash Your Sexual Potential: Date Nights, Fantasies, and Healing in 'Smart Sex' with Emily Morse!" : 1063

In this episode, Dave Asprey interviews sex expert Emily Morse about her book "Smart Sex: How to Boost Your Sex IQ and Own Your Pleasure." They discuss the importance of regular date nights for couples and overcoming shame to talk about sexual fantasies. Emily suggests using the "yes/no/maybe" list as a fun way for partners to explore their desires. Real-life examples show how couples transformed their sex lives by addressing physical and emotional challenges. They also touch on therapeutic approaches and the impact of diet on sexual health. Overall, "Smart Sex" offers practical advice for enhancing relationships and enjoying fulfilling sex lives.Watch this episode on YouTube.Find all the links and resources in the show notes.Check Out Emily's new book "Smart Sex"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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9BC Mini Episode: The Age Reversal Blueprint - Unlocking the Secrets of Functional Genomics for a Youthful, Vibrant Life! : 1062

In this episode of "The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey," Dave welcomes Kashif Khan from the DNA Company. Kashif shares his journey in functional genomics and how he unintentionally reversed his biological age by 10 years. They discuss the importance of understanding your genome and its impact on aging. Kashif highlights the DNA Company's approach to genetics, focusing on identifying biological functions and finding personalized solutions. They explore the connection between genetics, habits, and aging, emphasizing the need for context-based choices. Kashif also reveals how his genetic profile influenced his gut health and neurochemical balance. Finally, they touch on the role of upbringing and lifestyle in overall health. Don't miss this insightful conversation on unlocking the secrets of functional genomics for a healthier, rejuvenated life.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! The DNA Company: https://www.thednacompany.com9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comIf you’re coming to the conference, after Kashif’s session he will be signing copies of his new book, “The DNA Way: Unlock the Secrets of Your Genes to Reverse Disease, Slow Aging, and Achieve Optimal Wellness.” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/15/202328 minutes, 9 seconds
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9BC Mini Episode: Unlocking the Secrets of Earthing - The Anti Aging Bed Revolution : 1061

In this episode of "The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey," Dave discusses the concept of earthing or grounding, a practice he introduced during the early days of the biohacking movement. He explores the benefits of earthing in reducing inflammation and jet lag. Dave introduces Christie Hardison from Anti Aging Bed, who explains their innovative product that combines earthing, photobiomodulation, and antimicrobial silver technology. The bed cover allows users to ground themselves while sleeping, protects against pathogens and EMFs, and uses tourmaline crystals for infrared simulation. Dave and Christie delve into the connection between earthing and other biohacking practices like ozone therapy and the importance of REM sleep. Christie will be speaking about earthing and the Anti Aging Bed at the Biohacking Conference in Orlando.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Anti-Aging Bed: https://antiagingbed.com9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/14/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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9BC Mini Episode: Exploring the Depths: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Unlocking Human Potential with Dr. Jason Sonners : 1060

We're previewing the 9th annual Biohacking Conference in Orlando Florida (June 22 - 24) on The Human Upgrade!In this episode of "The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey," Dr. Jason Sonners discusses hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its connection to scuba diving. He mentions his own experience with scuba diving and the therapeutic benefits he believes it offers. Dr. Sonners also talks about ongoing research with a diver staying underwater for 100 days and predicts changes in hormone levels, DNA methylation, and inflammation. They discuss the importance of pressure in hyperbaric therapy and the potential for personalized protocols based on individual needs. The experience of being in a hyperbaric chamber is described as comfortable, relaxing, and mostly involving equalizing pressure in the ears.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! OxyHealth Hyperbaric Chambers: https://www.oxyhealth.com9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/13/202317 minutes, 15 seconds
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9BC Mini Episode: Tapping Into Your Brain with Patrick Porter, Ph.D. : 1059

We're previewing the 9th annual Biohacking Conference in Orlando Florida (June 22 - 24) on The Human Upgrade!Patrick K. Porter, PhD has dedicated his life to studying neuropsychology. For years it was believed that we have a set number of brain cells, that our intelligence quotient is fixed, and that our brains do not change. Dr. Porter’s clinical experience and research told a different story, revealing that the human brain is, in fact, plastic, making it capable of change, improvement, and expansion. Patrick’s discoveries led him to develop the BrainTap headset, sparking incredible transformation for thousands of people. In 2014, with the emergence of the Apple and Android mobile platforms, he saw the opportunity to impact millions more by bringing this technology to an app. Thus, the brain fitness company – BrainTap – was born.BrainTap has proven that your brain can be retrained to operate at its best and that it’s never too late to tap into your brain’s fullest potential. With its state-of-the-art headset and a suite of more than 1800 sessions that range across dozens of desired life outcomes, the company has made great strides in revitalizing the mental clarity, confidence, and energy of extraordinary individuals worldwide.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: https://braintap.com/dave9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/12/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Stem Cell Therapy and Personal Stem Cell Banking with Sean Berman and Kevin Ferber : 1058

America is back on the map as a global leader in stem cell technology, thanks in huge part to these two FDA-conquering innovators. Sean Berman and Kevin Ferber talk about the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy – and where, why, and how to bank your own healthy cells ASAP. Watch this episode on YouTube.Find all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!American Cell Technology: https://americancelltechnology.com/dave/California Stem Cell Treatment Center:  http://CaliforniaStemCellTreatmentCenter.comBioHacking Conference 2023: https://americancelltechnology.com/biohacking2023/California Stem Cell Treatment Center:  http://CaliforniaStemCellTreatmentCenter.comSleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comThe Human Upgrade is produced by Crate Media.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/8/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 54 seconds
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BioQuantum Skincare with Jewel Arnes : 1057

Today’s show gets into DNA, genetic codes, consciousness, energy, and BioQuantum Skincare. Jewels Arnes comes on today's show to make sense of it all and make some cool connections between those things for you. Her expertise includes three decades of energy medicine, vibrational healing, and intensive consciousness work. She pairs that work with creating tangible products, like the BioQuantum Skincare Technology, the Scalar Cosmetic Line, and an EvoStar Quantum App.In this episode, you’re going to learn how BioQuantum Skincare enhances DNA & telomere health, how to use the products to treat skin conditions, how to advance the consciousness of the products, and how to advance skin health with no products at all.There’ll be some discussion of breaking quantum physics in here, too.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Website: https://bioquantumskincare.com/DAVEJewels Arnes Talks Breaking Quantum PhysicsInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bioquantumskincare/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bioquantumskincareYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@bioquantumskincareJewels Arnes: https://jewelsarnes.comActivate Evolution: https://activateevolution.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/6/20231 hour, 4 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Redefining Wellness with Topical Glutathione: A Health Revolution with Nayan Patel , PharmD : 1162

Nayan Patel, PharmD recently published his first comprehensive book, “The Glutathione Revolution: Fight Disease, Slow Aging & Increase Energy.” After 14 years of clinical research on the master antioxidant, glutathione, Dr. Patel finally shares how powerful and essential glutathione is to the body’s detox system. He speaks about the various benefits it has with slowing the aging process down, and explains how you can increase your levels naturally. Dr. Patel is a firm believer in providing the body with tools it needs to defend itself and promote a healthy lifestyle that fits the pace of the modern world. Nayan Patel, Pharm.D is globally regarded as the foremost go-to expert on absorbable forms of glutathione, and holds the only patent on transdermal glutathione.Along with traveling the world educating practitioners on advanced biochemistry and anti-aging science, Dr. Patel also serves as adjunct faculty at the University Of Southern California School Of Pharmacy where he is also an alumnus.9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/1/202330 minutes, 57 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Unlocking the Secrets of Water Energy, Frequency & Vibration - Mario Brainovic : 1055

Mario Brainovic is an expert in the science of water, specifically focusing on its ability to transmit energy, frequency, and vibration. With a wealth of knowledge and extensive research under his belt, Mario has dedicated his work to understanding the profound changes that can occur in our biology when we consume water that has been treated with the right frequencies.As the CEO of Analemma, Mario has developed a unique approach to creating positively charged water that can boost our physiology and overall health. This friendly and passionate water enthusiast is always eager to share new findings and discoveries to help others optimize their energy levels.Find all the links and resources in the show notes. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountBiohack and advance your skincare to the next level with https://bioquantumskincare.com/ use code DAVE22 for 22% OFF9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/25/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Secrets to Creating Your Own Happy, Healthy Life - Jason Wachob : 1054

Looking for a more balanced and fulfilling life? A life where you prioritize your own self-awareness and holistic wellness? Well, Jason Wachob has the solution to help you achieve optimal health and vitality through a mindful and prioritized approach to your well-being.In this episode, Jason will teach you how to fortify your emotional well-being by fostering social connections and community ties. Enhance the environment through the adoption of regenerative agriculture and sustainable farming techniques. Discover happiness and significance by focusing on the crucial aspects of life. Fine-tune your diet by paying attention to your body's unique needs for optimal health.Watch this episode on YouTube.Find all the links and resources in the show notes. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Shield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialSleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com/daveasprey, use code DAVE to save.9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/23/202348 minutes, 13 seconds
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Unlock Your Limitless Potential & Unleash Your Inner Peace - Genpo Roshi : 1053

Genpo Roshi, the respected spiritual leader with a wealth of experience in Zen practice and personal growth, is back in this legacy upgrade episode.In this episode, you will uncover the wisdom behind Genpo Roshi's views on Zen and meditation on your path towards enlightenment. Master the skills of non-judgmental relaxation techniques to enhance inner peace. Combine the power of deep relaxation, Big Mind process, and koan practice for a holistic meditation experience. Discover the keys to lasting happiness by embracing freedom and giving up the pursuit of external factors.Listen in to learn how to cultivate personal growth through self-care practices, valuable introspection, and fostering healthy relationships.Get all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Get your tickets to the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/19/202339 minutes, 32 seconds
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Redefine Your Reality & Unveil the Secrets of Your Conscious Mind - Philip Goff & Anil Seth : 1052

What if everything you perceive is just a construction of your brain? In this episode, Anil Seth and Philip Goff explain how our perception of reality is a product of our minds and how it can be manipulated. They also delve into the implications of these findings, and take a dark turn, leaving you questioning everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world around you.Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of perception and consciousness with our guests Philip Goff and Anil Seth. Together, they're here to unravel the mysteries of how our brains construct our conscious reality.Tune in to explore panpsychism and its fascinating connection between consciousness and matter. Gain an understanding of how our brains craft our conscious reality through the intricate process of perception. Acknowledge the limitations of traditional views on consciousness while considering the perks of embracing panpsychism. Master the art of training perception for practical applications rather than perfect accuracy. And most importantly, discover insightful tools for probing consciousness, such as meditation and introspection.Get all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Could this Saturated Fat be the missing link in longevity research? Go to https://fatty15.com and use code DAVE15 to save $15.Customized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offElectrolytes That Taste Good With Zero Sugar Hydration: https://drinklmnt.com/dave, get a FREE LMNT Sample PackSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/18/202349 minutes, 41 seconds
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Unlocking Optimal Health & Conscious Endings - Interventions With Dave - Nancy Sheeber : 1051

Nancy Sheeber, a talented actress and designer who's been around the block in the entertainment industry gets deep with Dave about how to achieve the most conscious and self-sufficient death. Also, explore why despite your efforts in following strict diets, rigorous exercise routines and experimenting with various biohacking techniques, you're still struggling to achieve optimal health.In this intervention, you will learn to appreciate the power of community in realizing optimal health. Find out about the significance of a balanced Omega 6 and Omega 3 diet for your well-being. You will also identify the benefits of addressing your ego in pursuing personal growth. You will also learn techniques to investigate cutting-edge approaches for attaining maximum wellness.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Join us at the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.com Capture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/16/202335 minutes, 50 seconds
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Strength Training Upgrade : Frank Zane & Ben Pakulski : 1050

In this combined episode of the Human Upgrade Podcast, we delve into the realms of physical transformation, exploring the secrets behind achieving the perfect physique at any age and rethinking the traditional approach to strength training. Join us as we unravel the insights and wisdom shared by two legendary guests: Mr. Olympia Frank Zane and renowned strength expert Ben Pakulski.First, we step into the world of bodybuilding with Mr. Olympia Frank Zane, a three-time winner of the prestigious title. In the excerpts from Episode #506, Zane takes us on a captivating journey through his illustrious career, sharing his scientific approach to sculpting the human form. Discover the fascinating techniques and mindset that propelled Zane to greatness, as he provides invaluable insights into optimizing training, nutrition, and mindset for achieving an impeccable physique at any age.Next, we venture into the realm of strength training with Episode #652's guest, Ben Pakulski. A former professional bodybuilder and highly respected authority in the fitness industry, Pakulski challenges conventional methods of strength development. By merging cutting-edge science and intelligent muscle training, he reveals the untapped potential within us all. Uncover the secrets to unlocking dormant strength and achieving optimal muscle growth, as Pakulski shares his revolutionary approach to training and mindset.Throughout this combined episode, we explore the shared principles that underpin these two remarkable journeys. From the importance of discipline, focus, and perseverance to the significance of customized nutrition and training plans, our guests leave no stone unturned in their quest to unlock human potential.This combined episode of the Human Upgrade Podcast promises to be an enlightening and transformative experience. Join us as we embark on a captivating exploration of the science of the perfect physique and the reimagining of strength training, guided by the wisdom of Frank Zane and Ben Pakulski. Prepare to unlock your true potential and unleash the power within.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Anti-aging Powerhouse: https://spermidinelife.us/dave , use code DAVE25 to save 25% on your first purchase9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/11/202340 minutes, 4 seconds
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10 Vital Moves to Reach Your Body's Full Potential – Kelly Starrett : 1049

Learn how to biohack your mobility, create a movement-rich environment, and tap into the benefits of breathing, sleep, and balance. Kelly Starrett knows all the best moves. His 10 Vital Signs give you doable tests, tips, and tools so you can live your life exactly the way you want to.That means a focus on mobility and your body’s complete range of motion. Movement like being able to sit on the floor and get back up; daily walking and squatting; increasing range of motion in your hips; and mobilizing your back and shoulders. You'll find it all in his newest book (co-authored with his wife, Juliet) “Built to Move: The 10 Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully.”Physical therapist Dr. Kelly Starret is a highly respected expert in the world of functional movement and mobility. His ability to convey complex ideas in a relatable and approachable manner has made him both a pioneer and a popular figure within the fitness industry. In this episode, he discusses the importance of shifting away from solely traditional exercise and hour-long gym sessions. Instead, Kelly put the focus on movement quality and variety with physical practice happening over 24 hours for a more holistic approach to fitness. "Built to Move" lays a movement foundation for everyone from non-exercisers to professional athletes and everyone in between. “At the heart of upgrading is this idea that you are actually in charge of your own body,” he says, “And that happens in the household. No one else is coming to save you!”Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount9th Annual Biohacking Conference: You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/9/20231 hour, 12 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: How to Avoid EMFs & Raise Your Quantum Energy Field – Quantum Upgrade : 1048

Learn how to tune into your true self and inner power by harnessing quantum energy to ward off EMFs and increase your energetic vibration. Quantum Upgrade sponsored this episode. Founder and CEO, Philipp Samor von Holtzendorff-Fehling, shares how you can reduce EMFs and increase quantum energy in your personal spaces.He joined the show previously to bring you the science and benefits of quantum energy and energy frequencies. You’ll want to take a listen to episodes #890 and #1013 to learn more. This time, he explains how you can harness quantum energy via a remote service. Skeptical? Here’s how it all works.Through years of research and development in tandem with its sister company, Leela Quantum, Quantum Upgrade has created a powerful source of usable quantum energy.By using quantum entanglement, Quantum Upgrade has been shown to improve the function of heart rate variability, ATP production, and blood, among other things. Philipp mentions a recent study that found this quantum technology increased cellular activity by 20%, which has implications for athletes—a bioenergy-hacking tool!—and wound healing. Everyday EMF radiation creates incoherent frequencies that put stress on the human body. This creates biological disharmony and depletes you of quantum energy. The Quantum Upgrade technology “tunes” your environment to surround you with optimal level of usable quantum energy—at all times. When you join the subscription service, Quantum Upgrade “associates” you, your home, phone, business, or even your pet with this energy source.The remote service has been tested through randomized sham-controlled double-blind studies, and Quantum Upgrade has worked with independent testing institutes and labs to test their products. Whether you’re new to exploring the benefits of quantum energy or already have some experience with quantum frequencies, there’s a subscription fit for you.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find research, links, and resources in the show notes.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://quantumupgrade.io and use the code DAVE to get a FREE 15-day trial of the Quantum Upgrade subscription service.Also check out Quantum Upgrade and Leela Quantum at the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/5/202333 minutes
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Too Much Crisis, Chaos & Stress in Your Life? How to Overcome Drama Addiction – Dr. Scott Lyons : 1047

Learn about the roots of drama addiction, how it harms the mind and body, and how to recognize signs of it in yourself and others.If you’re on drama overload or someone close to you plows through your life dragging drama everywhere—it’s sucking the energy out of you. News, world events, and social media can cause a firestorm of drama, too. All of it causes physiological and mental chaos that weakens your resilience to life’s real stressors. In this conversation, you’re going to learn what causes someone to develop a drama addiction, some of the main symptoms of drama addiction, and ways to heal from it and keep it out of your life.Holistic psychologist and educator Dr. Scott Lyons joins the show to talk about the pain, limiting beliefs, and trauma that show up in you and others who may have drama addiction. He focuses on what drama addiction actually is and how it can affect your mind, body, and life perspective.Drama has become a global drug, where people are overstimulated and under-connected. Stress, too, plays a surprisingly large role in drama addiction. Other things you’ll learn about drama addiction:What feeds and feels good about it.How trauma influences it.How weaponized empathy poses a danger to your personal life and work life.How to create boundaries with a drama addict.How to thrive if there’s a drama addict in your environment.How to move from drama bonding to more authentic relationships.Scott’s identified nearly a dozen addicted-to-drama archetypes in his new book, “Addicted to Drama: Healing Dependency on Crisis and Chaos in Yourself and Others.” You may see yourself or others in one or several of them—and that’s good—because then you can move into healing. He outlines a very action-oriented approach with 1) help questions, 2) observation & practice, 3) self-healing statements, and 4) things a therapist might suggest.Not sure how to recognize drama in yourself or the people in your personal or work life? Start by taking Scott’s drama quiz.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Minerals for Critical Cellular Support: https://www.beamminerals.com, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/4/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Fuel Your Follow-Through and Finally Reach Your Goals – David Nurse : 1046

David Nurse knows exactly what’s holding you back from reaching your goals—taking action. And you’re about to be introduced to the nine action archetypes that explain your lack of follow-through. You’ll learn to identify your archetype, the way it’s affecting you, and how to use the right tools to get you moving forward.David is an NBA Mindset Coach (and former professional basketball player himself), a Top 50 worldwide motivational speaker, and an author. He’s been teaching professional athletes and Fortune 100 executives how to develop unshakeable mindsets for the past 15 years.“The traditional belief that hard work is the only way to succeed is flawed,” David says.In his newest book, “Do It: The Life-Changing Power of Taking Action,” he gives you other options to explore and tells you why they work with an unconventional approach: “The heart is your armor. The brain is your sword. Together, working as one unit, this is what makes you a warrior: the brain and heart connection.” Today’s conversation gets into how you can defeat fear and take action by using a no-fail formula to eliminate hesitation. This requires repetition (your daily habits) plus instinct (your gut feelings) plus trust (belief in the process). You’ll also get tools that will help you unlock your personal roadblocks and achieve your goals.Watch this episode on YouTube! Find all the links and resources in the show notes. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Customized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/2/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Navigate Mid-life Transitions as a Modern Elder – Chip Conley, MBA : 1045

Learn how to expand your wisdom, cultivate a generous culture, invest in mentorship, and thrive in relationships as a leader.Chip Conley, MBA, talks with Dave in Austin about the concept of wisdom, transcending age boundaries, and the importance of writing down life lessons. He firmly believes that curiosity is the elixir of life.He also explores the paradigm shift in company culture, where focusing on “cultural add” rather than “cultural fit” can foster innovation and diversity. Drawing on his experience that propelled Airbnb’s success, Chip uncovers how Airbnb maintains its strong cultural focus through cultural values interviews and company-wide gatherings.A big part of mid-life includes navigating and understanding different generations, especially in the workplace. Chip earned the name “Modern Elder” in a surreptitious way through his work with much younger employees. Airbnb looked to Chip’s sustained success in the hospitality space and asked him to help transform their start-up into the world’s leading hospitality brand more than a decade ago. He came on to lead Global Hospitality and Strategy.Then 52, he was twice the age of the average Airbnb employee. This earned him the title “Airbnb's Modern Elder” who was as curious as he was wise. He’s currently the company’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership.That experience influenced Chip to create the Modern Elder Academy—a new roadmap for midlife and learning opportunities—at an oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Chip’s also a New York Times bestselling author, an in-demand public speaker (especially TEDtalks!) and is on the advisory council for the Stanford Center on Longevity.Watch this episode on YouTube! Find all the links and resources in the show notes.  SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Learn more about Modern Elder Academy at https://www.modernelderacademy.com and use code DAVE20 to save 20% off in-person workshops, MEA Online, or Sabbatical Sessions. *Offer valid throughout 2023 (some minor restrictions may apply).SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Live Fireside Chat: Dr. Mark Hyman & Chip Conley: The universe aligned to bring Dr. Mark Hyman and Chip Conley to Austin to talk with Dave on The Human Upgrade recently. If you missed Mark’s chat with Dave about how to be “Young Forever," listen here. Then, Dr. Mark and Chip connected for a Live Fireside Chat—listen here!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Great Sleep & Refreshed Mornings: https://neurohacker.com/asprey, use code DAVE to get an extra 15% off9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/28/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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How & Why You Age, And What It Takes To Be 'Young Forever' – Mark Hyman, M.D. – #1044 : 1044

Learn the Top 10 hallmarks of aging, the role of functional medicine in restoring and reversing aging, and the many practical ways you can promote your own longevity.Mark Hyman, M.D., joins Dave in Austin to talk all things longevity. Driven by his desire for a healthier, longer life for himself and others, Dr. Mark immersed himself in the latest scientific research on aging and longevity. Through his findings, he realized that the body has an incredible built-in healing system that can be activated through understanding the emerging science of longevity. He also managed to reduce his biological age by 20 years effectively.He consistently tackles the topic of inflammation and its impact on aging—or “Inflammaging” as he calls it. “The body only has so many ways to say ouch,” Dr. Mark says. “You have pain. You have inflammation. You have certain things that happen that create all these symptoms, but there're these common roots. So, inflammation is this common root that seems to accelerate as we get older. So, we can measure biomarkers of inflammation that are highly predictive of mortality.”This conversation covers many components of aging, like metabolic flexibility and resilience, mTor, meat- and plant-based protein, nutrition, environmental allergies and food sensitivities, histamine, autophagy, fasting, DEXA scans, and much more!In his newest book, "Young Forever: The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life,” Dr. Mark:shares the knowledge of how to unlock the causes of accelerated aging and treat it as a reversible disease.gives you practical tips for daily habits that will increase your energy and performance.teaches you why you age and what it really takes to live a longer, more vibrant life.Watch this episode on YouTube! Get all the links and resources in the show notes. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off Join us at the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.com Dave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want" https://daveasprey.com/books/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/25/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Breast Implants Compromise Your Health and Make You Sick – Rob Whitfield, M.D. : 1043

Here's what you must know about the health risks and extensive symptoms of breast implant illness, as well as removal solutions. Dr. Rob Whitfield discusses the often-overlooked health risks associated with breast implants. Women who experience breast implant illness have symptoms like brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, joint pain, anxiety, and many more.While there’s not a definitive cause of breast implant illness, a common theory points to an immune system response. Breast implants in the body can lead to persistent foreign body reactions, silicone toxicity, heavy metal exposure, biofilm development around the implants, and free radical/oxidative damage. Over time, these reactions weaken the immune system and cause health symptoms from minor to severe. Your autoimmune response, endocrine system, thyroid & adrenals, and gut all could be affected.Dr. Rob’s an Austin-based plastic surgeon who’s cared for hundreds of women with breast implant illness, performs breast explants, and teaches other surgeons about this illness and treatment methods. In his years of experience in breast reconstruction for cancer patients, microsurgery, and a deep understanding of the body's reactions to foreign materials, he's developed a unique insight into the world of breast implant illness.This episode serves as a guide to what could be happening in your body, what symptoms to watch for, and breast implant removal options if you suspect you may have breast implant illness. Get more information and take a quiz at https://breastimplantillnessexpert.com and share this important episode with your spouse, a family member, a friend, or a colleague.Watch this episode on YouTube! Find all the links and resources in the show notes. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountFeel Dangerously Good! Discover the energy, focus and performance that come from mineralized coffee designed with your biology in mind. Your cells will thank you. dangercoffee.com, use code DAVE15 to save 15%Vitamin DAKE & Minerals 101: Foundational vitamins and essential minerals that do the most good across every system in your body. vitamindake.com, use code DAVE10 to save 10%See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Guide to Strengthening & Healing Your Adrenals – Izabella Wentz, PharmD. : 1042

Get actionable expert tips on testing, nutrition, and lifestyle changes you can do to achieve peak adrenal function. Izabella Wentz, PharmD., aka the “Thyroid Pharmacist,” takes on adrenal fatigue, its symptoms, and the importance of fixing adrenal function in addition to treating thyroid issues in her new book, “Adrenal Transformation Protocol: A 4-Week Plan to Release Stress Symptoms and Go from Surviving to Thriving.”She went deep into the research to develop an actionable guide for you. Her new book helps you identify and mitigate the effects of adrenal dysfunction. If you’re experiencing low energy, insomnia, brain fog, anxiety or burnout, your adrenals may be overworked.You’ll learn why adrenal, immune, and thyroid issues develop as an adaptive mechanism to protect you in times of danger.You’ll also learn how to manage four big stressors that influence your adrenals in a negative way.You’ll find out what lifestyle and mindset changes you can make that turn off danger signals and communicate safety messages to your body.Her protocol emphasizes providing the body with more safety signals to counteract the stress response. She recommends dietary changes, anabolic-focused exercises, and supplements such as carnitine. She also explains the role of adrenal dysfunction in allergies and histamine issues, the dangers of B6 supplements, and the importance of balancing sodium and potassium intake for adrenal health. She suggests Epsom salt baths, a cold bedroom, and paying attention to factors such as H. Pylori, malabsorption, and the CBS gene mutation to address ammonia levels in the body.If you suspect your adrenals are on the fritz, Izabella stresses the importance of a varied and holistic approach to treatment. She urges proper testing and diagnosis of adrenal dysfunction and thyroid issues to build resilience in your body.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Micronutrients Boost HRV: https://modemethod.com, use code DAVE to get 15% off your first orderFeel Dangerously Good! Discover the energy, focus and performance that come from mineralized coffee designed with your biology in mind. Your cells will thank you. dangercoffee.com, use code DAVE15 to save 15%Vitamin DAKE & Minerals 101: Foundational vitamins and essential minerals that do the most good across every system in your body. Got to vitamindake.com, use code DAVE10 to save 10%See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/18/202354 minutes, 21 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: How Nitric Oxide Controls Oxygen & Nutrient Delivery, Aging, and Quality of Life – Pneuma Nitric Oxide : 1041

Learn about nitric oxide’s crucial role in your body systems, how to naturally produce more of it, and how to supplement effectively and safely.  Research scientist Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., has been involved in nitric oxide research for the past 25 years and has made many discoveries in the field. He’s an international leader in molecular medicine and nitric oxide biochemistry. You'll find out how nitric oxide works within major body functions and what you can do to increase your body's natural production of it.Pneuma Nitric Oxide sponsored this episode.Human performance depends on sufficient oxygen and nutrient delivery to organs, tissues, and cells so they can do their job. Nitric oxide controls oxygen and nutrient delivery. It’s now recognized “as one of the most important molecules produced in the body of humans,” Nathan says. “It's a vasodilator, so it controls the regulation of blood flow. It's what's responsible for oxygen and nutrient delivery to every organ, tissue, and cell in the body.”That’s why it’s so important to find the right carrier to effectively deliver this complex and bioactive gas that’s gone in less than a second. Nathan was one of the first scientists to develop a technology to make a solid dose form of nitric oxide.He shares information about Pneuma Nitric Oxide’s key products, like its lozenges, and the N1O1 skincare line. The lozenges open small blood vessels internally and the topicals open superficial blood vessels on the skin to improve blood flow and cellular turnover. He explains how to use a nitric oxide-generating serum on your skin from his N1O1 skincare line that enhances blood flow and promotes wound healing. Nathan presents the anti-aging, performance-enhancing, and nootropic benefits of nitric oxide along with its role in improving stem cell function, controlling telomerase activity, and improving mitochondrial function.He identifies the different isoforms of nitric oxide for you, noting that you should choose a nitric oxide supplement that delivers the same amount of nitric oxide that the body would normally produce. He emphasizes the importance of restoring the body's ability to naturally produce nitric oxide and debunks the use of nitric oxide precursors such as L-arginine and citrulline. He also stresses using safe and effective nitric oxide products.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://n1o1.com and use code DAVE to get 10% off and free shipping.Watch this episode on YouTube! Find all the links and resources in the show notes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/14/202330 minutes, 51 seconds
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How 10 Elements of Joy Improve Your Outlook and Performance – Legacy Upgrade ft. Ingrid Fetell Lee : 1040

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... a legacy upgrade conversation with Ingrid Fetell Lee gets into the topic of joy and the influence of your surroundings on your emotions and well-being. You may be hacking your body and mind, but are you embracing joy along the way? This episode shows you how—and explains why it’s essential. You’ll also find out the difference between happiness vs. joy. Fun Fact: While you may be able to fake a smile, you can’t fake joy.Ingrid brought joy into the popular culture conversation with her book, “Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.” She’s a designer, author, TEDtalk speaker and founder of “The Aesthetics of Joy.” Her work empowers people to find more joy through the purposeful and emotion-driven design of their environments. She’s identified 10 elements of joy that resonate with nearly everyone.EnergyAbundanceFreedom HarmonyPlaySurpriseTranscendenceMagicCelebrationRenewalIngrid explains how to recognize, feel and incorporate more joy into your everyday life. FREE JOY RESOURCES: Downloadable guides: 50 Ways to Find Joy Every Day and Joyspotter’s GuideWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Electrolytes That Taste Good With Zero Sugar Hydration: https://drinklmnt.com//dave, get a FREE LMNT Sample PackGet Your Tickets! 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” is out now. https://daveasprey.com/books/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/13/20231 hour, 35 seconds
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How Discovering Your Own Genius & Creativity Will Unlock Your Full Potential – Ozan Varol : 1039

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… former rocket scientist and former law professor Ozan Varol—an expert in creativity, innovation, and critical thinking—says that unlocking your full potential involves reimagining the status quo rather than simply resisting it. “The word resist for me gets in the way because often resistance becomes a different way of conformity, as in you're resisting something but you're not really offering a new path forward,” he says. “So, resistance becomes its own end in and of itself. The goal should be re-imagination.”In this discussion about Ozan’s newest book, “AWAKEN YOUR GENIUS: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary,” you’ll learn to access the best parts of your brain and create your own path as a leader and creator by acting instead of reacting. While people consider those who blaze their own trail as geniuses, Ozan contends that genius is not limited to a select few. Rather, it can be discovered by anyone. He loaded this book with smart tips, examples, things to think about, and things to do. For example, you’ll learn why you should ignore email until noon and spend the most valuable time of your day thinking in creativity. You’ll also learn how spending more time on the “why” than the “what” moves you toward the life you really want to be living. He lays out an action roadmap for you to cultivate your own genius and be in charge of your time and creativity.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off Feel Dangerously Good! Discover the energy, focus and performance that come from mineralized coffee designed with your biology in mind. Your cells will thank you. https://dangercoffee.com, use code DAVE15 to save 15%Vitamin DAKE & Minerals 101: Foundational vitamins and essential minerals that do the most good across every system in your body. vitamindake.com, use code DAVE10 to save 10%See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/11/20231 hour, 41 seconds
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Hacking the ‘Middle-Age Spread’ – Interventions With Dave – David Hinds : 1038

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​ Dave talks to David Hinds of Brisbane, Australia, about gut issues and weight loss for men at mid-life. David’s already biohacking, working out, and taking supplements he thinks are the right ones—yet the weight around his mid-section persists.This intervention looks at ways to tackle hard-to-budge love handles and extra mid-section weight with suggestions covering hormones, thyroid, sleep, SIBO, probiotics, supplements, inflammation, the pituitary gland, prolactin, and potassium. This discussion gets into libido and eyesight, too.David’s in his early 50s and a dad to two teenagers. He started biohacking over three years ago when he discovered the Bulletproof Radio podcast (now called The Human Upgrade). He then read Dave’s books, made some life changes, saw the results, and decided 150 years on this rock would be awesome! “So, I'm one-third of the way through life, and my aim is to be in the best physical and mental state possible for all of those years,” he says.Note: The "Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.Find a full list of the Interventions With Dave episodes here.Listen to this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Protein Bars with All the Good Stuff and None of the Crap: https://rowdybars.com, use code DAVE to get 10% offKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planNature’s Nootropic: https://trukava.com, use code DAVE15 to get 15% offSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/7/202335 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Heal Your Gut: Exploring the Latest Bacterial Science and New Treatments – Vincent Pedre, M.D. : 1037

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Vincent Pedre, M.D., explains how consuming too much sugar can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes by causing shifts in the microbiome that reduce insulin signaling. He also highlights how omega-6 fats found in processed foods contribute to inflammation and chronic disease by carrying lipopolysaccharide toxins through cell membranes. For over a decade, board-certified internist and Functional Medicine certified practitioner, Dr. Pedre, founder of Happy Gut Life, has helped people improve their well-being and quality of life by building the foundation of gut health that supports total physical and mental wellness. He believes that healing begins in the kitchen through the foods we eat. He brings together years of research and clinical experience to offer you real solutions in his newest book, “The GutSMART Protocol: Revitalize Your Health, Boost Your Energy, and Lose Weight in Just 14 Days with Your Personalized Gut-Healing Plan.”The balance between good and bad bacteria is both important and nuanced—more microbial diversity in the gut is not always better. "The focus should be on metabolomics, not just diversity when it comes to gut bacteria,” Dr. Pedre says. Another focus includes gut interrelationships and the seven big systems in your body affected by leaky gut: skin, airway, brain, joints, energy, metabolism, and immune system.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Anti-aging Powerhouse: https://spermidinelife.us/dave , use code DAVE25 to save 25% on your first purchaseMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” is out now. https://daveasprey.com/books/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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Detox Your Home: How to Improve Indoor Air Quality & Get Rid of Mold – Michael Rubino : 1036

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… An air quality expert explains the impact of your home environment on your health, mold sensitivities, and the remediation process, including DIY tips and professional interventions. You’ll also find out about The Dust Test, which identifies mold, bacteria, and biotoxins in your home so the inspector can remove all sources of contamination.Mold is likely a problem in your home, as it is for many people, and you likely don’t know what to do about it. Every year, mold damages property and costs homeowners money. But worse than that, mold is dangerous to your health, especially if you are one of 375 million Americans who are susceptible to chronic mold sensitivity. With decades of field experience, Michael Rubino, president of HomeCleanse, excels at working with individuals—many of whom are who are immunocompromised—to detoxify their homes and improve indoor air quality. He has helped more than 1,000 families heal from toxic mold exposure so far, and, as he says, this is just the beginning.Through scientific expertise and innovation, Michael developed alternative remediation protocols that eliminate common mold sources and eradicate the contamination caused by those sources.His expert advice in this episode is a go-to resource for anyone worried about an increasingly common problem that can have life-threatening side effects. And his book The Mold Medic can definitely help you breathe easier. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to www.thedusttest.com/dave and use code DAVE to get $10 off. Watch this episode on YouTube! Links and resources can be found in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Sleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off Get Your Tickets! 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want.” https://daveasprey.com/booksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/30/202348 minutes, 5 seconds
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Unexpected Ways to Deal with Medical Gaslighting, Biotoxins & Trauma – Jill Carnahan, M.D. : 1035

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how Functional Medicine expert Jill Carnahan, M.D., who is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, survived breast cancer, Crohn’s disease, and toxic mold. Her unique healing approach looks to science for answers while also using methods that outright challenge conventional medicine. During the discussion, Dr. Carnahan distinguishes between visible (e.g., cancer) and invisible (e.g., mold toxicity) illnesses. “There's this new term called medical gaslighting where doctors actually say, "Oh, everything looks great," right? And you're not. You're not okay inside,” she says. Her new book, “Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith,” explores “positive transformation against all odds.” She shares her own story of confronting life-altering illnesses, fighting for her health, and overcoming sickness using both science and faith. She also shares the experiences of her patients who transformed their health and their lives.Get ready to learn about a new path of empowerment where you can take control of your own health and well-being.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes.Get Your Tickets! 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want.” https://daveasprey.com/books/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/29/202358 minutes, 28 seconds
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Champion Insights from the Octagon: How to Train & Recover, Be a Parent, and Run a Business – Miesha Tate : 1034

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn why many professional athletes, especially fighters, are some of the top biohackers in the world. They hack their bodies, minds, and environments to achieve an incredibly high level of performance. Every hack they do has to be effective—and means the difference between winning and losing. Professional MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter Miesha Tate knows and does just that while adding being a parent and entrepreneur into the mix. Miesha is a former UFC and Strikeforce Bantamweight champion, ONE Championship vice president, and winner of Celebrity Big Brother Season 3. She always draws on her experiences, whether from home birth or competing on the world’s biggest stages as a pro athlete as proof that when the mind and body are functioning with synchronicity, you are capable of great things. After more than a decade of wrestling and MMA competition culminating in her UFC World Championship in 2016, she stepped out of the octagon. “I retired from the sport and it took five years to figure out who I am other than Miesha Tate, the fighter,” she says. “So not only did I go soul searching, but I also went wellness searching.”She found red light to help her recovery and healing, hyperbaric oxygen therapy to restore and protect her brain, and breathing techniques to keep her present and grounded. She learned, too, the importance of mindfulness and attention to self—“to just be alone with your own thoughts.” She says there’s reward and fulfillment in doing something every day that pushes you and makes you a little bit uncomfortable. No pain required.She came back to professional MMA fighting after having two children and changed up nearly everything about her training. This included moving from Bantamweight to Flyweight, which meant reducing her already lean frame by another 10 pounds. She now looks at her body and mind as a comprehensive unit: the big things like hormones, nutrition, sleep and brain health; flow state during her fights; and she even takes on the more elusive soul work. Miesha focuses on empowering women through martial arts, with a particular emphasis on self-defense and building confidence. She’s become an advocate for women in combat sports, using her platform to promote equality and opportunities for women in the sport. She also helps others heal, recover, and discover their potential at Desert Moon Wellness, which she co-founded with two women partners.She lists her three most important things in life as: 1) Family and friends, 2) time, and 3) goals and dreams.Watch this episode on YouTube!All the links and resources are available in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountMicronutrients Boost HRV: https://modemethod.com, use code DAVE to get 15% off of your first orderGet your tickets to the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/23/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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Heal the Relationship Between Your Food & Your Mood - Dr. Will Cole : 1033

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, teaches you how your body directly affects your mood. Hint: the gut plays a role, but there are other factors too. Through treating thousands of patients, Dr. Cole developed new ideas involving both psychology and biology that you can use in your daily life.He’s an expert in finding the underlying factors of chronic disease and challenges the labeling of “fitness” as a masculine industry and “wellness” as a feminine industry. His newest book, “Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel,” encourages you to be aware of the link between what you eat and how it makes you feel.Dr. Cole explains the connection between physical and emotional health and introduces you to the term “shameflammation.” It's how stress and shame can cause gut inflammation and sabotage your health. Additionally, problems with your gut often show up as mood swings, anxiety, and food cravings. He offers a framework to better understand your gut-brain connection and solutions to help you heal. “Gut Feelings” gives you 50 healing recipes; dietary prescriptions founded on flexibility and awareness; and mindfulness techniques to strengthen your intuition and discover your priorities.Watch this episode on YouTube!Find all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Experience the Benefits of Infrared Sauna: https://www.sunlighten.com, use code DAVE to save up to $600Get your tickets to the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” is out now. https://daveasprey.com/books/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/202342 minutes, 14 seconds
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Daily Habits That Power Up & Change Your Brain – Daniel Amen, M.D. : 1032

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Daniel Amen, M.D., shares the most effective daily habits you can do to improve the way your brain works, based on his 40 years of clinical practice. In this discussion and in his new book, “Change Your Brain Every Day: Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships,” he delivers a year’s worth of habits to you in short info bits and daily actions.Incorporating Dr. Amen’s tiny habits and practices will help you:·    Manage your mind to support your happiness, inner peace, and success·    Develop lifelong strategies for dealing with whatever stresses come your way·    Create an ongoing sense of purpose in a way that informs your daily actions·    Learn major life lessons Dr. Amen has gleaned from studying hundreds of thousands of brain scansA key innovator in the world of brain health, Dr. Amen shifts the paradigm of understanding what's happening in your brain. His new book is a must-have for anyone who values both their brain function and mental health. He teaches you how your gut affects your thinking, how mental health is really brain health, and how measuring brain function is tied to mitochondrial function.A psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist, Dr. Amen has collected the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry. This totals more than 210,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries. This has been key to going beyond what he learned as a psychiatrist. Actually observing “the organ” in question has been a game changer for his mission to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health.  Watch this episode on YouTube! Get all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% offCapture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideComfort Options for Hot & Cold Sleepers: https://sleep.me/daveasprey, use code ASPREY for 25% off See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/16/202354 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Increase Neuroplasticity and Strengthen Your Brain – Moha Bensofia : 1031

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…you’ll learn how much control you can actually have over your brain. There’s a new way of accessing your meat operating system that adds an important element that’s been missing from the brain training conversation. Moha Bensofia joins the show to explain a new piece of neurotech called Mendi. He shares the benefits of getting more blood to the front of your brain.Mendi uses neurofeedback to provide visual feedback based on your brain activity. A headset measures the activity while you play a fun brain-training mobile game. The system uses fNIRS technology to measure blood flow and oxygenation in the pre-frontal cortex of the brain. The brain training game requires focus and calmness, which increases activity and control of your brain’s pathways. By using Mendi, you can learn to control your brain activity and reach greater heights as an entrepreneur, athlete, and professional in any field.Mendi was developed initially for victims of war and trauma, as well as people struggling with anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD. But, as you’ll learn, everyone can benefit from this type of brain training.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.mendi.io and use code DAVE to save 15%.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Liquid Ketones for Better Energy, Focus & Endurance: https://hvmn.com, use code DAVE to get 20% offJoin us at the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” is out now.https://daveasprey.com/books/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/14/202343 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Get & Stay Sober—Even if You Don’t Think You’re an Addict – Luke Storey : 1030

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn Luke Storey’s definition of addiction and his strategies for healing, happiness, and high performance. He’s known for his irreverent, passionate, and humorous delivery, and it shows through in this conversation.He overcame tremendous adversity from childhood trauma, adolescent criminality, and years of chronic alcohol and drug addiction. For 25 years, he’s focused on recovery, inner work, and personal development. If you’re currently working on addiction recovery, you’ll learn a lot from his experience. And even if you don’t share any aspect of Luke’s dark background, you may have your own type of addiction that could benefit from his wisdom. Luke’s a great writer, meditation and metaphysics teacher and lifestyle design expert who shares with you his transformative principles of health, addiction recovery, and spirituality. This discussion dives deep into addiction, how psychedelics—properly used with the help of a professional—can aid your recovery, and what it really takes to live and thrive once you get sober. Watch this episode on YouTube!SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Protect yourself, your home, and your family from the dangers of EMF and 5G with Luke Storey’s EMF Home Safety Masterclass. Find the class at online.lukestorey.comWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountA Probiotic to Ease Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% offDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” is out now. https://daveasprey.com/books/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/10/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 1 second
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Why You Get Hungry, How Gut Bacteria Matters & the Perils of Food Industry Manipulation – Amy Shah, M.D. : 1029

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Amy Shah, M.D., teaches you all you need to know about the second F word: food. That’s right, you are going to learn all about hunger from the author of the book, “I'm So Effing Hungry: Why We Crave What We Crave – and What to Do About It.” You’ll also find out why focusing on your hunger is more important and effective than going on yet another diet. Dr. Shah is a double board-certified medical doctor and nutrition expert with training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard universities. Her background includes internal medicine and allergy/immunology. During this discussion, she shares why she believes that you can diet all you want, but diets don't work—and, worse yet, they keep you addicted. They also keep you hungry and keep you unhappy. She helps you lean into your body signals and really understand what's happening. She developed a 5-step program for battling excessive hunger and food cravings by harnessing the power of psychobiotics and intermittent fasting. She combined scientific studies with Western and Ayurvedic approaches so you can:REPLENISH your body by eating more nourishing, mood-balancing foods.REWIRE your brain to undo the addiction pathways and cravings for processed foods.RESET your circadian rhythm to activate hunger hormones that reduce your appetite.REFRESH with a good night’s sleep, using proven good sleep habits used by the U.S. military.RETRAIN your body with exercise that regulates key neurotransmitters that influence our hunger response.You’ll want to take notes on this extremely helpful and actionable interview. You also can download the transcript in the episode show notes under "Links & Resources."Watch this episode on YouTube! WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Nature’s Nootropic: https://trukava.com, use code DAVE15 to get 15% offKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planJoin us at the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/8/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Breathe Better, Snore Less & Wake Up With Energy – Mute/Rhinomed : 1028

Mute sponsored this episode.In this "Upgrade Spotlight" Episode of The Human Upgrade™... you’re getting the latest knowledge about innovative biohacking tools and technologies that allow you to change your biology and the environment around you. CEO Michael Johnson joins the show from the Rhinomed headquarters near Melbourne, Australia. Rhinomed, the company behind Mute, pioneers the use of adjustable nasal devices for respiration, sleep, nasal diagnostics, and nasal drug delivery. You’re going to learn about a Mute nasal device that will help you get a much better night's sleep. Think of it as the first line of defense against snoring and sleep disruption. It’s a small device made of soft, adjustable polymers that sits comfortably inside your nose, increasing airflow and improving breathing.Watch this episode on YouTube!SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS:Go to MUTESNORING.COM and use code DAVE10 for 10% off and free shipping in the US, Canada, and Australia WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Dave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” is out now! IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Amazon9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/3/202332 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Your Mind Works the Way That It Does – Paul Bloom : 1027

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... a look into the story of the human mind wonders if you’re just a machine made of meat. Guest Paul Bloom, a researcher, teacher and author, studies adult and child development in terms of how people make sense of the world. It turns out that there are all kinds of automated systems in your body that are making sense of the world for you and after they do that, they give you a picture of the world. The interesting part is that picture may be more or less accurate based on a lot of things that are part of your programming.Paul is a professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto and professor emeritus of Psychology at Yale University. He teaches a popular “Intro to Psychology” class that he turned into his seventh book, called: “Psych: The Story of the Human Mind.”Because he studies psychology at so many different levels, he brings new knowledge and new synthesis of ideas to the discussion of the human mind. Topics range from consciousness to ChatGPT and BDSM, from whether you have a soul or if you can attain happiness. Paul’s writing and lectures show how psychology can give us practical insights into important issues. He addresses the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety and the best way to lead a fulfilling life. This episode and his new book guide you through the most important topic there is: the story of you and your mind.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% offComfort Options for Hot & Cold Sleepers: https://sleep.me/daveasprey, use code ASPREY for 25% offKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/2/20231 hour, 25 seconds
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How to Challenge Outdated Beliefs About Aging – Steven Kotler : 1026

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... you will learn about the beliefs that kick in as normal humans age and most importantly, you will learn what you can do about those limiting beliefs. And who better to discuss this than the author of the book, "Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad," Steven Kotler. Steven is a friend of the show, executive director of the Flow Research Collective, a New York Times bestselling author, and an award-winning journalist. He tested his knowledge and theories on himself in a quest to learn how to park ski (an extreme type of skiing) at age 53.Science shows that older humans are better at learning certain skills than younger people. Brain changes occur in the second half of your life that unlock levels of intelligence, wisdom, creativity, and empathy you didn’t know were possible.In the conversation, Steven describes how his book chronicles his experience pushing his own aging body past preconceived limits. He also explains why he wrote a book about goals, grit and progression - and why he feels it's an important lesson for everyone to learn (not just those of you over 50). Steven also explains why he chose extreme skiing as his No. 1 anti-aging activity. “... if you really want to preserve cognitive function, you want to basically use the hippocampus in the way that evolution designed it. You want novel, challenging experiences in outdoor environments.”Watch this episode on YoutubeFind all the links and resources in the show notes.***WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Join us at the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / AmazonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/28/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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Wired to Lead the Neobiological Revolution – Jane Metcalfe : 1025

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… the guest is one of the founders of Wired Magazine and someone who has been a continuous source of interest, news and data for decades, Jane Metcalfe. Having basically dissected nerds for her entire life, Jane now runs a fantastic newsletter and news site called NEO.LIFE where she writes about biohacking and the future. If you were to combine someone who really understands society and understands tech (and has read as much science fiction as possible) you would have Jane. Jane’s, focus throughout her, career has been on how technology is transforming our world. But now she is fascinated with how deeply we can see inside the body and how processing the data we collect allows us to discover new cells, understand complex biological systems, and engineer bacteria, viruses, DNA, and ultimately ourselves. Her new platform, NEO.LIFE is for exploring how we Homo sapiens will use these technologies and new understandings to power our own evolution. Watch this episode on YouTube!Get all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Get the week’s news and fresh ideas from the neobiological frontier. https://neo.lifeJoin us at the 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / AmazonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/24/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dave Asprey Shares All Things “Smarter Not Harder” – Interviewed by Rich Diviney : 1024

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... to celebrate the imminent release of the new book, we’re doing something different than what you're used to. Dave is getting interviewed on his own podcast to give you a preview of his book, Smarter Not Harder.In the interviewer's seat is retired Navy SEAL commander, author, expert in leadership and human performance, Rich Diviney. When Rich was a guest on the show previously (check out episode #937), he talked about mindset, optimism, resilience, and stress. This time, the script gets flipped.This interview intends to educate and inform about the new book and install some new capabilities in your operating systems. The goal is that even if you don't read the book, you will still walk away from this interview with a brain that works better.Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want is about helping you to become the best version of yourself by embracing laziness while increasing your energy and optimizing your biology. Rich is the perfect person to dive deeply into how the big ideas in this book work and give you an even greater reason to get the mind and body you want. Dave packed “Smarter Not Harder” with practical, accessible information based on the latest research so you can achieve lasting health in less time. It’s biohacking fully applied. You can pick up a copy of Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want at your favorite place to buy books.Watch this episode on YouTube!Get all the links and resources in the show notes.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% offDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Amazon9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/23/202357 minutes, 12 seconds
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Acknowledge Your Limits and Get Your Brain Back – A 'Smarter Not Harder' Intervention – Cindy Fraley : 1023

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... Dave talks with Cindy Fraley, who has a young daughter, works in upper-level management at a large pharmaceutical company, and is a former physical therapist who overcame RA, MRSA, Hashimoto’s and emotional stress. Cindy says, “Dave’s guidance, the Upgraded Collective, and biohacking have been pivotal in my journey back to the great health, sports, and outdoor activities that I previously had and love.”In fact, in the past year, Cindy has improved her Blood work significantly using EDTA chelation suppositories, sauna, and IV therapy to deal with mold, metals, and coronary calcification. She’s done a deep dive into meditation and forgiveness and has incorporated HeartMath into her day. Cindy is also proudly managing her work stress better so it doesn’t impact her sleep or family interactions. During this intervention and episode, Cindy would like Dave’s help to continue working on stress reduction/management and focus on her brain and neurological fitness. Find all the links and resources in the show notes.Watch this episode on YouTube.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Shield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Amazon9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comNote: The “Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/21/202331 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to Become a Durable Super-Dad – A 'Smarter Not Harder' Intervention – Bryan Gardner : 1022

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... Dave talks with Bryan Gardner (a self proclaimed “super-dad”) who wants to take his current hacking to the next level. Bryan has questions specifically about his brain & neurology, his fitness, and spirituality. Bryan is an aerospace engineer who built a small hedge fund business more than a decade ago. So he doesn’t sound like someone who would be struggling with productivity, focus and managing his energy.This episode covers many meaningful and helpful topics, including blood flow restriction, high intensity intervals, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, neurofeedback, and a whole lot more. Watch this episode on YouTube!Get all the resources and links in the show notes.------WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Customized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offHumic & fulvic minerals provide critical cellular support. Go to https://www.beamminerals.com and use code DAVE20 to get 20% off.9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.com-------Note: The “Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/16/202334 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hacking Your Spirituality - A 'Smarter Not Harder' Intervention - Mandy Pennington : 1021

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... Dave talks with Mandy Pennington, a longtime Upgrade Collective member and dedicated hacker who has used biohacking techniques successfully to upgrade her body and mind.Mandy is a sharp and curious person who wants to learn more about how to apply the topics in Smarter Not Harder to her spirituality, quantum energy, spirit guides, and leading a purpose-driven life that feels right for her soul.An important aspect of this episode is focussed on how Mandy can refine her current spirituality practices, and increase her spiritual resilience to align with the next steps on her biohacking journey. Which is something that will likely resonate with you. Watch this episode on YouTube!Note: The “Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Dave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / AmazonKnowing Labs: Test Your Own Biology: https://knowinglabs.com/dave, use code dave to save 20% off any test kitCapture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/14/202333 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is Remaining Curious the Key to Life, Science and Everything? – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar : 1020

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... I am honored and grateful to bring you a conversation that I recorded in person with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Art of Living Center in Los Angeles. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a leader of an international movement with more than 50 million followers who do breathwork every single morning. He has worked for 40 years as a global ambassador for peace at the highest levels. I did his breathwork exercises every morning without fail for five years while fixing my mind, body and nervous system, and I have a huge amount of respect for his work in the world. It was a joy to chat with him in person and his childlike curiosity, enthusiasm for teaching, and deep understanding of the world are echoed in every word of this episode. Gurudev is a true visionary, so I am grateful that he set aside time to talk with me so I could share his wisdom with you. Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% offComfort Options for Hot & Cold Sleepers: https://sleep.me/daveasprey, use code ASPREY for 25% off your purchaseDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / AmazonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/9/202335 minutes, 20 seconds
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Exploring Human Potential, Sciencing Spirituality, and Getting Intense – Danica Patrick Interviews Dave Asprey : 1019

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...I do something different. Over the past 1000+ episodes, I have spent a lot of time talking and learning from my guests, but I have heard over and over that you would like to hear more from me about what I am doing, trying and thinking. Well, that can be awkward to do sitting alone in front of a microphone. A while ago, Danica Patrick interviewed me and it is one of my favorite podcast interviews ever. Danica did a great job of digging into why I do what I do, why I think the way I think, and best of all she allowed me to talk about parts of my life that I have never talked about anywhere else. So, Danica has kindly allowed me to drop that episode from her podcast, Pretty Intense, right here on the Human Upgrade.You are going to learn a lot from the episode. We hit on a lot of pretty next-level stuff - our conversation even allowed me to dig into the concept of old souls (or reincarnation), and how that affects our current life.Danica is a fascinating person and an excellent interviewer. You are going to enjoy this feed drop. Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Kickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planNature’s Nootropic: https://trukava.com, use code DAVE15 to get 15% offDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / AmazonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/7/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Connecting Ketones, Metabolism & Energy – H.V.M.N. : 1018

H.V.M.N. sponsored this episode.IN THIS “UPGRADE SPOTLIGHT” EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…Metabolic biochemist Latt Mansor, Ph.D., joins the show from H.V.M.N. (Health Via Modern Nutrition), where he leads research for the company. He’s an expert in metabolism who consults with elite sport, military, clinical and research organizations. As a key biomarker of metabolic health, ketones are a source of fuel for your brain and body. They’re different from glucose and fat—and more efficient. Learning about the different kinds of ketones and how they work can help you both understand and harness their power. This discussion explains exogenous ketones, BDO-specific ketones BHB and ketone esters. You’ll also find out how to measure your ketones and why it’s important.Ketones have been shown to be anti-inflammatory. Another benefit happens during exercise. The increase in your ketone levels directly increases BDNF (brain-derived nootropic factor). When you raise ketones, you have a more flexible brain.Latt gets into the research behind H.V.M.N.’s development of drinkable ketones to improve performance. Ketone-IQ™ give you advantages like:Mental clarity and cognitive benefitsOxygen efficiencySustained energyPerformance, endurance and recoveryWeight management and improved metabolic healthSPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://hvmn.com/DAVE, use code Dave to get 20% off.Watch this episode on YouTube!NEW IN 2023!Dave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Amazon9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people for three days of awesome biohacking, learning and connecting! June 22-24, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/4/202344 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Reclaim Feminine Divine Power – Kelly Brogan, M.D : 1017

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Dr. Kelly Brogan shares why her views often go against conventional thinking—on topics from pharmaceuticals to sex to pole dancing to relationship compatibility. She's a psychiatrist who specializes in psychosomatic medicine and integrative holistic medicine. Her root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms coupled with other support techniques helps women reclaim their divine feminine power.I previously talked with Dr. Kelly on episode #635 about her book, "Own Your Self: The Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom.” This romp of a discussion tackles women’s power and what it means to claim or reclaim it. And how women themselves can be harmful critics of other women’s choices. Dr. Kelly went through profound personal changes over the past few years that led to changes in her business, too. Changes that rattled some people and brought out the worst kind of social media attention. She talks about how she’s stayed firmly in her choices and offers tips for you to do the same. She also gets into why the differences in feminine and masculine power matter now more than ever. It starts with your relationship with yourself.This fun, informative interview gets a little wild and shares profound insights you can apply to your next life move.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! A Probiotic to Ease Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% offCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Amazon9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/3/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 29 seconds
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Biohacking for Women: How to Capture Your ‘Spark Factor’ – Molly Maloof, M.D. : 1016

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…you’re going to learn how to work with your own biology, adapt to adversity, and get resilient AF. Doctor, educator and entrepreneur Dr. Molly Maloof joins the show in person in Austin, Texas, to talk about her debut book, “The Spark Factor: The Secret to Supercharging Energy, Becoming Resilient, and Feeling Better Than Ever.” For women biohackers, it’s all about energy—and hormones. “Cycles are exactly why the way guys biohack doesn’t always work for us [women]; we have hormonal and physiological differences, and importantly, different biological imperatives, from an evolutionary standpoint,” she says in her new book.She last appeared on episode #706 and talked about how blood sugar powers your energy. This time, she explains why mitochondrial dysfunction is at the root of the collective human energy crisis and what you can do about it. Dr. Molly says four culprits reduce your energy capacity: inactivity, overeating and poor nutrition, too much stress and social disconnection."Spark Factor" outlines clear and actionable steps for women on how to make, charge, use, tune, and plug in your own batteries. New to biohacking? Start where you are. More advanced biohacker? You’ll learn tips and tweaks to get you to another level. Molly offers low-tech and tech-free guidance, too. It’s up to you where to start and how far you want to take it.Her unique view of human performance incorporates technology and psychedelics. In this broad conversation, she covers sex and relationships, too.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Support Your Neck & Fight Aging: www.envypillow.com and use DAVE15 to get 15% off any pillowDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Amazon9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/1/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Menopause: What to Know, What to Ask & What to Do – Mary Claire Haver, M.D. : 1015

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… board-certified OB/GYN and “menopause warrior” Mary Claire Haver, M.D., joins the show to give women a toolkit to manage what comes before, during and after menopause.She explains the science of women’s hormones, physiology and brain during the menopausal transition.She breaks down the studies, risks, and age timing of Hormone Replacement Therapy.She gives you information you can use to both help yourself and ask for help from medical professionals.She arms you with actions that work based on what is happening to your biology and brain chemistry during the years leading up to and after menopause.“When I talk about the menopausal toolkit, HRT is just one small part of what I counsel patients about,” Dr. Haver says. “We talk about nutrition, we talk about exercise, we talk about stress reduction, we talk about sleep, we talk about possible other pharmaceuticals. And of course, we talk about supplementation. It's like a tackle box and everything is important.”Although Dr. Haver’s career included taking care of women at all life stages, she didn’t expect to experience the shocks of her own menopause. So, she went looking for answers and took action along the way. She changed the entire focus of her medical practice to menopause. She also channeled the power of social media to provide menopause education and reaches more than 2 million on her TikTok channel alone.Her new book, “The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms," lays out three specific action areas: intermittent fasting, anti-inflammatory nutrition, and fuel refocus.Menopause is having a moment. (As Lizzo would say, “It’s About Damn Time.”) From investor-backed start-ups in a $6B market to celebrity-led wellness brands to demands for more science—women, and women medical professionals, are changing mid-life menopause dynamics.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Liquid Ketones for Better Energy, Focus and Endurance. https://hvmn.com, use code DAVE to get 20% offDave Asprey’s NEW Book! “Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want” launches Feb. 28, 2023. Pre-order yours today: IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Amazon9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/27/202356 minutes, 16 seconds
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How to Stack Cold Water, Sauna and Breathing to Accelerate Your Metabolism – Susanna Soeberg, Ph.D. : 1014

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…Susanna Soeberg, Ph.D., a Danish researcher, international scientist and expert in cold and heat therapy for health and performance, explains how you can harness the massive benefits of cold water immersion (winter swimming), sauna, breathing, and your metabolism.When it comes to biohacking, a few things rise to the top and make a pretty big difference in your body and brain. Through her research, Susanna discovered the minimum threshold of cold and heat exposure for health benefits. We get right into that on the show. She also works with functional breathing during cold environmental conditions and cold water immersion, especially winter swimming. Have you been considering this biohack for awhile? Baby steps won’t get you there—prepare to go all-in with the cold. “You could take cold showers, for sure,” Susanna says, “but it's not going to activate your parasympathetic nervous system in the same way as submerging yourself into cold water.”Earning a Ph.D. in metabolism at the University of Copenhagen set her on course to focus her expertise on ways metabolism works for and against you—and what you can do to improve your metabolic profile. She researches obesity, Type 2 diabetes and insulin management, as well as how brown and white adipose tissue (fat) function differently within the human body.In Susanna’s new book, “Winter Swimming: The Nordic Way Towards a Healthier and Happier Life,” she describes the benefits of winter swimming and cold water immersion on your physiology, mental health, and capacity for resilience.Watch this episode on YouTube!SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.soeberginstitute.com and use code DAVE for a special discount on Susanna Soeberg’s 3-week course, The Thermalist CureTM.Opportunity: Breath, Cold, Stress & Resilience Conference, Feb. 18, 2023. Presentations by Susanna Soeberg, James Nestor and other experts. Register here.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Capture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/25/20231 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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How Quantum Energy Raises Your Biohacking to a New Level – Philipp Samor von Holtzendorff-Fehling : 1013

Leela Quantum Tech sponsored this episode.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…you’ll learn why energy frequencies have such a powerful influence on human physiology. Skeptics take note: science backs this up.Philipp Samor Von Holtzendorff-Fehling introduced quantum energy on episode #809 and its benefits on body function, cellular voltage and chakra energy. He returns to the show with exciting new research that further validates the power of this energy and its frequencies on human physiology.“Energy and frequency—that’s where the real truth is.” Philipp says. “And that's where the real life also is.”Leela Quantum Tech creates blocs (Infinity, Quantum, Travel), frequency cards, H.E.A.L. capsules, and other products charged with quantum energy. The products have been through single- and double-blind, randomized studies and tests. This research has measured mental and physical energy, organ function, neutralization of radioactive particles, protection against pesticides and herbicides, and much more. Studies also explored how quantum energy affects ATP production, HRV (heart rate variability) and food allergies. You can feel and measure the effects. And dark field microscopy studies (placebo-controlled and double-blind) performed by Dr. Beverly Rubik in the U.S. and the BESA institute in Austria looked at the physical effectiveness of Leela Bloc technology.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://leelaq.com and use code DAVE10 to get 10% off.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Protein Bars with All the Good Stuff and None of the Crap: https://rowdybars.com, use code DAVE to get 10% off9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Your Mitochondria Control Your Brain Energy – Chris Palmer, M.D. : 1012

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…Harvard psychiatrist, researcher and assistant professor Christopher Palmer, M.D., introduces a bold new premise about the root cause of mental illness based on decades of research.Dr. Palmer integrated existing theories and research into one unifying theory—the brain energy theory of mental illness that’s rooted in your metabolism. Through his research, he initially pioneered using a medical ketogenic diet to treat psychiatric disorders. In this conversation, you’ll learn how he went even further to uncover the connection between mental health and metabolic disorders of the brain. That connection lies in mitochondrial dysfunction or dysregulation.His new book, “Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More,” also explains the increased risk for mental disorders in all metabolic conditions, including diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pain disorders, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy. “Once you see the big picture of metabolism and all of the things that influence metabolism, you actually can see novel ways to intervene,” Dr. Palmer says. “And you can also raise some red flags about some of our current treatments.” Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Mineral-rich Salt—Unrefined & Unprocessed: https://oryxdesertsalt.com, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offSleep Solutions for High Performance: https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off9th Annual Biohacking Conference: https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/18/202355 minutes, 26 seconds
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Attention Span: How It’s Getting Lost & How to Get it Back – Gloria Mark, Ph.D. : 1011

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…you’ll meet Gloria Mark, Ph.D., who studies how digital media impacts people's lives. Her research specifically covers how attention is affected by, and has changed, with the rise of the digital age. She’s found that attention span now averages 47 seconds on a screen—and even that’s shrinking.As a Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California-Irvine researching human-computer interaction, Gloria examines how people handle multitasking, task-switching, interruptions, and emotions. Her new book “Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity” looks at human technology use from a psychological perspective.“In the thousands of hours that I have studied people in the course of their daily work, I have heard a common sentiment,” Gloria says in her book. “People report that they are overworked and exhausted because they have to deal with too much information and too many messages.”This conversation gets into the science of attention, the stress it’s causing, plus real solutions for how you can regain focus with your personal technologies. You’ll learn:How to recognize the four main types of attention;What consequences of constant interruption do to your stress levels and productivity;How to achieve focus, rhythm and balance in a day filled with attention-switching; How to structure a flow state within your day; and What four things you can do to gain agency in the digital world.  Watch this episode on YouTube!Shield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialKnowing Labs: Test Your Own Biology: https://knowinglabs.com/dave, use code dave to save 20% off any test kit9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for three days of awesome! You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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Change Absolutely Everything With One Hack – Robert Waldinger, M.D. : 1010

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll meet Robert Waldinger, M.D., who leads an extraordinary scientific study on happiness that’s still going strong after eight decades. The study set out to understand human health by what made people thrive.Since 1938, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has tracked two groups of men and their families with the goal of discovering what really makes for a good life. Along the way, thousands of questions were asked, and hundreds of measurements were taken—from brain scans to blood work. Three strong themes emerged from the study: Social connections are really good for you. Loneliness kills.It’s the quality of your close relationships that matters.Good close relationships don’t just protect your body, they protect your brain.Dr. Waldinger combined those lifelong case studies with modern psychological research in his new book, co-authored with Marc Schulz, Ph.D., “The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness." This discussion gives you real-life tools to hack your happiness. You’ll learn things like:how relationships improve your physical, mental and emotional health. (More than you know!)how to evaluate the effect of your relationships on your well-being. (Don’t be dragged down.)what social fitness is and how to practice it. (Yes, it’s a flex.)ways to enliven and energize your relationships. (Energy totally matters.)why casual and work relationships matter more than you think. (A surprisingly big contribution.)Watch this episode on YouTube!Don’t Miss This! Dr. Waldinger’s TEDtalk about the study is one of TED’s Top 10 episodes and viewed more than 43 million times.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Energize Your Brain & Body: https://nootopia.com/davegenius, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% offClear Out Zombie Cells with Senolytics: https://neurohacker.com/dave, code ASPREY to get an additional 15% off9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for three days of awesome! You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life.https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: How to Fight Zombie Cells and Win Aging – Neurohacker Collective : 1009

Neurohacker Collective sponsored this episode.IN THIS "UPGRADE SPOTLIGHT" EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’re going to learn about the zombie cells taking up valuable space in your body and how you can clear them out with senolytics.When these zombie cells accumulate (formally called senescent cells), they negatively impact how you age. You may experience symptoms like joint discomfort, low mental and physical energy, poor metabolic health, and diminished muscular response when you work out.Naturopathic physician Greg Kelly joins the show from Neurohacker Collective, where he’s director of Product Development. His expertise includes nootropics, anti-aging and regenerative medicine, weight management, sleep, and the chronobiology of performance and health.The hallmarks of aging include nine characteristics that organisms all the way up to humans share as we age, Dr. Kelly explains. One of those characteristics is senescent cells.This discussion gets into the reasons why senescence happens, the science of senolytics, exciting new research, and new product developments that help bodies naturally eliminate senescent cells. This means a better aging process for you!SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://neurohacker.com/dave and code ASPREY to get an additional 15% off. You can trial Qualia Senolytic for up to 100 days with a full 100% money-back guarantee. Watch this episode on YouTube!9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for three days of awesome! You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/7/202332 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sync Your Body & Mind for a More Vibrant Life – Legacy Upgrade ft. Dr. Andrew Weil : 1008

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... the new year starts off with a Legacy Upgrade conversation between Dave Asprey and Dr. Andrew Weil recorded live at True Food Kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Weil’s an internationally known pioneer and leader in integrative medicine. He’s also a Harvard-trained botanist and medical doctor recognized worldwide for his views on living a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care. This broad discussion both hits the high points and goes deep into nutrition, aging, energy, lifestyle, and, of course, tea. Specifically, vibrant green matcha. (Or as Dave says, “It looks like green paint.”) There’s a lot of knowledge and humor shared, as well as hard-hitting truths: “One of the most toxic cultural messages here is that the value of life diminishes with aging,” Dr. Weil says.His five pillars of good health touch on foundational elements that contribute to your core vitality and life force. Eat right! Learn the principles of nutrition and apply them to your lifeGet regular physical activityLearn and practice methods to neutralize the harmful effects of stressMaintain emotional and intellectual connectivity as you go through lifeAttend to your spiritual well-beingMore about Dr. Andrew Weil: He founded the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He champions the use of medicinal plants and alternative medicine, as well as the reform of medical education. He’s a clinical professor of medicine and a professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona and the author of more than a dozen books on health, wellness and optimal living. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to www.matcha.com and use code Bulletproof15 to save 15% off sitewide.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!A Probiotic to Ease Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off. 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for three days of awesome! You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/6/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Simplify Your Intentions and Realize Love – Humble the Poet : 1007

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Humble The Poet joins the show to talk about a unique perspective on love. You’ll learn:what “real” love means (hint: it’s not found or earned) and how to recognize it in your life. how to shift away from a mindset of earning more, achieving more, and gaining more attention so you can clear pathways for love to enter and flourish in your lifehow to ditch restrictive “resolutions” (that fail more often than they succeed) and instead set intentions that allow you more freedom to love yourself and others.This Canadian-born rapper, spoken-word artist, poet and international bestselling author began reciting spoken word poetry in coffee shops more than a decade ago. That creative outlet turned into an adventure that crossed genres, mediums and oceans. His style stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom. His first two books, “Unlearn” & “Things Nobody Can Teach Us” became international bestsellers. His newest book focuses on self love, love for others, defining love in a different way, and how to ease up on expectations that may be holding you back: “How to Be Love(d): Simple Truths for Going Easier on Yourself, Embracing Imperfection & Loving Your Way to a Better Life.” “I’m writing this because I’m desperate,” he says in the book. “Desperate to realize love, accept love, and learn how I keep f**king it up.”Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Comfort Options for Hot & Cold Sleepers: https://sleep.me/daveasprey, use code ASPREY for 25% off your purchaseMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount.  Kickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/4/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Upgrade Your Energy – Ari Whitten – Best of 2022

IN THIS “BEST OF” EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…… Ari Whitten, Ph.D. (Cand.), CES, PES, explains how to double your energy through improved resilience, cell defense, nutrition and supplementation.  In his newest book, “EAT FOR ENERGY: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy,” Ari explains that 5.4 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (the most severe case of fatigue). However, the true fatigue epidemic affects 50 to 100 times more people with many experiencing some level of being flat-out tired as hell.This conversation gets right into the role of mitochondria in human energy. The cause of fatigue is mitochondrial dysfunction, Ari says. The biggest factors that affect your mitochondria include:Circadian rhythm dysregulation and poor sleep Carrying too much body fat and too little muscle mass Poor gut and microbiome health Blood sugar dysregulation Nutritional toxicities and deficiencies Neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances Ari recommends science-backed ways that you can get your mitochondria moving, dial in your nutrition and upgrade your brain, gut and hormones. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Mattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozenges9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for three days of awesome! You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life. https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/30/20221 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Upgrade Your Keto Thinking – Steven Gundry, M.D. – Best of 2022

IN THIS “BEST OF” EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…… Steven Gundry, M.D., explains that ketones aren’t the fat-burning molecules you think they are. Ketones actually work to enhance health, weight loss, and longevity by acting as signaling molecules that stimulate your mitochondria. A cellular process known as “mitochondrial uncoupling” happens. He debunks common myths about keto in his newest book, “Unlocking the Keto Code: The Revolutionary New Science of Keto That Offers More Benefits Without Deprivation,” and shares eight “keys” that unlock the keto code: Intermittent fasting or time-controlled eating PolyphenolsDietary fiber Fermented foods PolyaminesCold temperaturesHot temperaturesRed light therapyUpgrading your nutrition with keto gets even simpler in this conversation that gives you real food examples of how to ignite your mitochondrial uncoupling process without a monotonous, limiting, high-fat diet.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Get 30% off products at https://gundrymd.com. Use code DAVE30 at checkout.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Clean up Zombie Cells with Senolytics: https://neurohacker.com/dave, use code Asprey15 to save 15%Cooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep System. Learn more: Upgrade Spotlight: Improve Your Sleep With a Cooler Body Temp – ChiliSleep – #923Business Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/28/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 23 seconds
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Upgrade Your Eyesight – Claudia Muehlenweg – Best of 2022

IN THIS “BEST OF” EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… natural vision expert Claudia Muehlenweg explains how you can take better care of your eyes and improve your vision. Her work is based in the Bates Method. She focuses on finding the root cause of blurry vision instead of using symptomatic treatments like glasses, contacts or surgery that actually can make eyesight worse in the long term.For nearly 15 years, Claudia’s taught eyesight improvement for presbyopia, myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, strabismus, convergence insufficiency, and eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. She also helps people restore clarity after corrective surgeries like LASIK have worn off. Claudia starts with root causes in your body, including nervous system regulation. She then brings in bodywork, breathwork, rest, light and movement healing methods. Listen on to get practical solutions and essential Dos and Don’ts for good eyesight.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!A Pre-Alcohol Probiotic to Offset a Rough Morning After: https://zbiotics.com/dave, use code DAVE to save 15% off your first order. Learn more: The Bacteria That Lets You Drink Alcohol Again – Zack Abbott, Ph.D. – #1000Biostack for High Performance: https://vatellia.com, use code DAVE2022 to save 10% or subscribe and save 15% + receive a free bottle of Kale BusterSleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com/daveasprey, use code DAVE to get an extra $100 off an Essentia mattress purchase on top of Essentia’s Holiday 25% off sale. Through Dec. 31, 2022, only. Learn more: Mattress Smarts 101 for High-Performance Sleep – Jack Dell’Accio – #875See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/23/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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Hacking Injury Healing from the Inside Out – Interventions With Dave – Rachelle Copeland : 1006

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™… Dave talks with Rachelle Copeland about putting her energy into healing facial injuries and building new tissues—starting with the central nervous system. Rachelle experienced an accident that injured her face, teeth, nerves and jaw. She wants to heal quickly and avoid scarring and long-term damage while also managing the accompanying emotional trauma.This intervention looks at ways to heal and recover both internally and externally, covering suggestions such as: EMDR, Tapping, EFT for physical and emotional trauma (What Is EMDR and How Does It Work?, Nick Ortner: The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief – #219, Tap into Tapping: The EFT Episode – Dawson Church # 474)Jaw misalignment (Dr. Dwight Jennings: TMJ, Jaw Pain, & Substance P – #179)Vagal nerve (Stephen Porges: The Polyvagal Theory & The Vagal Nerve – #264, The Nervous System Circuitry of Safety, Sound & Gratitude – Stephen Porges #573)Hyperbaric therapyCraniosacral workInflammationOral and topical cayenneRed and infrared, LED or laser light therapy Ozone therapySupplements to support healingEnzymesIf you’re recovering from injury, take a listen to this episode for tips and resources on how to heal.Note: The "Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Vascular System Protection https://calroy.com/dave, save on a 3-pack to protect your blood vessels from vulnerable plaqueGet Fit in Five Minutes: https://www.carolbike.com, use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360) on the CAROL Bike 2.0 and a 100-day home trial. 9th Annual Biohacking Conference: Come join like-minded people June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for three days of awesome! You’ll learn from dozens of experts at an amazing event that’s designed to upgrade every area of your life.https://biohackingconference.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/21/202228 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Your Biomes Drive Custom Food & Supplement Solutions – Naveen Jain : 1005

Viome sponsored this episode.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain joins the show in person at the Beverly Hilton to talk about new developments in the human biome—particularly the oral microbiome. Turns out, there may be more density in your gut microbiome, but there’s more diversity in your oral microbiome.Naveen’s company, Viome, built an AI-driven platform that analyzes the interaction between food, your body’s biomes, and your cells from at-home tests. Your results are used to develop precise ways of eating and taking supplements that prevent and can even help reverse chronic disease. They’ve so far collected 425,000 samples showing 600 trillion data points.The newest Viome test kit takes a look at your oral health. Viome prepares custom supplements, probiotics and prebiotics with the exact ingredients in the exact dosages you need based on your personal test results. This customization is important because supplements are not universally healthy, more isn’t better, and consuming nutrients and biotics you don’t need can actually do more harm than good. Custom formulations work with and for your own physiology.Viome testing also helps you see your personal health trends over time. Your tests could show different results at six months or a year. Then, your supplements would be adjusted to your changing physiology. Check out Viome’s at-home test kits:Oral Health Intelligence: coming soon!Full Body Intelligence (gut, cellular, oral health)Health Intelligence (gut, cellular health)Gut Intelligence (gut health)Cancer Detect (oral & throat)SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Go to https://viome.com/dave and use code DAVE10 to get 10% off tests and 10% off a 12-month subscriptionWatch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Nature’s Nootropic: https://trukava.com, use code DAVE15 to get 15% offUpgrade Your Air Quality: https://hypoair.com/Dave/Mattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/16/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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How Gut Bacteria Can Change Your Weight & Metabolism – Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D. : 1004

Pendulum sponsored this episode.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…molecular biologist and biochemist Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., returns to the show with brand new science about your gut. She’s a regular guest because she and her team at Pendulum continue to uncover innovative ways to improve your gut health, your metabolism, your immune system, how your brain works and how long you live. This time, Akkermansia’s back in the spotlight, with more than 300 new studies showing connections to weight, metabolism and immunity. A unique and novel probiotic strain (species of bacteria) naturally found in your gastrointestinal tract, Akkermansia muciniphila, directly interacts with your gut lining and helps regulate the mucus lining in your gut. Now, there’s growing evidence showing Akkermansia to be a keystone bacterial strain.This conversation dives into the latest research and what it means for you. You’ll learn how to apply this new knowledge and how to boost Akkermansia in your gut.SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Go to https://pendulumlife.com and use promo code DAVEVIP to get 20% off your first month of membership.                                                                                                      Watch this episode on YouTube!A Pre-Alcohol Probiotic to Offset a Rough Morning After: https://zbiotics.com/dave, use code DAVE to save 15% off your first order. Sleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com/daveasprey, use code DAVE to get an extra $100 off an Essentia mattress purchase on top of Essentia’s Holiday 25% off sale. Through Dec. 31, 2022, only. Go Deep on Relaxation & Sleep: https://balooliving.com/dave, use code DAVE for a special discount. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/13/202244 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why Youth Mental Health & Suicide Matters to Everyone – Dr. Mark Goulston : 1003

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™ … you’ll find out that kids are killing themselves more often and at younger ages. Suicide prevention expert Dr. Mark Goulston joins the show to discuss the very real and very urgent topics of youth mental health and suicide—from pre-teens to teens to young adults. These issues concern everyone, not only families, educators or professionals who connect with young people. Here’s why:Suicide shows up in the top three causes of death in young people between the ages of 10-24, according to 2020 stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS Leading Causes of Death Reports.Young people are hurting. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that nearly 20% of high school students say they’ve had serious thoughts of suicide and 9% have made an attempt to take their lives. Dr. Mark explains that many young people struggling mentally and emotionally feel like they're a burden to everyone. And they don’t have confidence that parents can help them feel better. You’ll learn a lot during this conversation, such as:factors driving teen mental health issues and teen suicide.what’s going on in the teen brain from a developmental perspective that leads them to think that death is a preferable alternative to working through life situations.signs or red flags that a teen is struggling. how parents and adults often can diminish or dismiss teens’ emotions, situations with friends or love relationships.what emotional intelligence skills are most useful for parents/adults to better understand teens.how to talk to teens—whether you’re a parent or a caring adult in a teen’s life.how to improve listening in a culture dominated by tech.how to listen to teens and help them realize and understand their emotions—without cutting them off, interrupting them, or jumping to advice and solutions.when to seek professional intervention.More about Dr. Mark Goulston: He's a retired psychiatrist, former UCLA professor of psychiatry and former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer. He recently received the “Shine the Light Media Award” from the Los Angeles County Medical Association for bringing attention to teen mental health and suicide. He’s the author or co-author of nine books: “Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone,” ranks in the 15 Best Communication Skills Books of All Time.Watch this episode on YouTube!Biostack for High Performance: https://vatellia.com, use code DAVE2022 to save 10% or subscribe and save 15% + receive a free bottle of Kale BusterGet Fit in Five Minutes: https://www.carolbike.com, use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360) on the CAROL Bike 2.0 and a 100-day home trial.Business Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultation See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/9/20221 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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How to Do the Work, Meet Your Self and Be Your Most Authentic – Nicole LePera, Ph.D. : 1002

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn about a new holistic framework for self-healing and how to heal yourself with prompts, tools and actionable tips.Using the tenants of holistic psychology, Nicole LePera, Ph.D., created a different way to reach people and equip them with the tools necessary to heal themselves. Holistic psychology focuses on the mind, body, and soul in the service of rebalancing the body and nervous system and healing unresolved emotional wounds.  It’s all about a daily practice of creating your own wellness by:seeing yourself from a new perspective,breaking negative patterns, healing from your past, andcreating your conscious self.Nicole, the author of the New York Times Bestselling Book “How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self,” builds on that theme and goes even deeper with her newly published “How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery” workbook.In this conversation, you’ll find out how to:objectively and compassionately observe the physical, mental, and emotional patterns that keep you stuck.deep dive into your ego, trauma and emotions so you can safely do the inner work that can transform your outer world.change ingrained beliefs and habits so you can move toward realizing your authentic self. Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! A Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProTest Your Own Biology: https://knowinglabs.com/dave, use code dave to save 20% off any test kitSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/6/202248 minutes, 45 seconds
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Discovering Blue Zones In America – Dan Buettner : 1001

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Dan Buettner joins the show to talk about the origins and food foundations of Blue Zones. He discusses how they were discovered, what makes them different, and what’s changed for people living there over the past few decades. And the big question—is it still possible to live to 100?Dan, an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and photographer, has studied and written extensively about the five places in the world—dubbed Blue Zones—where people live the longest, healthiest, and often happiest lives. He’s partnered with epidemiologists, anthropologists, medical researchers, demographers, and statisticians to take a data-based approach to everything from genetics to census data.Combining this intensive research with cultural immersion, Dan’s brought out aspects of Blue Zones lifestyles—like food and social connection—that form a foundation for human life quality and longevity. He’s the bestselling author of a series of Blue Zone books.In Dan’s latest Blue Zones adventure, he took a road trip across the United States to explore food and communities. He found that pockets of Blue Zones do exist throughout the U.S. He talked to heritage cooks passing on recipes to younger generations. He uncovered the traditional roots of plant-forward cuisine in the United States and presents both traditional and revolutionary ideas in vegetarian food in his newest book, “The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100.” Stunning photography and recipes show the vitality of both food and people from five distinct areas: Indigenous, Native & Early American, African American, Latin American, Asian American and Regional and Contemporary American.Dan also dug deep into the country’s food history and brings to light the dramatic changes in food processing, regulation, government intervention, and leadership choices that have influenced food supply. He combed through 60 oral histories, scientific reports and academic papers to reconstruct traditional American diets. In “The Blue Zones American Kitchen,” you’ll find out why the 1970s were the worst decade for America’s food environment. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Upgrade Your Air Quality: https://hypoair.com/Dave/Nature’s Nootropic: https://trukava.com, use code DAVE15 to get 15% offMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount. Learn more: Magnesium: The Master Mineral That Conquers Stress – BiOptimizers – #669See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/2/202249 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bacteria That Lets You Drink Alcohol Again – Zack Abbott, Ph.D. : 1000

(ZBiotics sponsored this episode.)IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you'll find out how to counter the sometimes rough morning after you have alcohol. The key is a new genetically engineered pre-alcohol probiotic drink. Great timing as you head into the holiday season of celebrations.Zack Abbott, CEO & co-founder of ZBiotics, joins this 1,000th episode of the podcast to talk about new discoveries in alcohol metabolism, genetic engineering and GMOs (used in a good way!), and the power of microbes.Ever wondered why you feel like crap the morning after drinking alcohol? The cause is a byproduct called acetaldehyde that forms in your gut when you drink alcohol. The ZBiotics Pre-Alcohol Probiotic Drink breaks down acetaldehyde while you drink so you can feel better the morning after.Prior to starting ZBiotics, Zack, who has a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology, worked in clinical trial design, researched HIV vaccines, and pursued novel antibiotics in both academia and industry.He invented the ZBiotics proprietary technology using genetic engineering to develop new probiotics—ones with specific, unique abilities to improve your daily life. He’s proving through science that incredible things can be done with GMOs and genetically engineered microbes.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://zbiotics.com/dave and use code "dave" to save 15%.Watch this episode on YouTube! Biostack for High Performance: https://vatellia.com, use code DAVE2022 to save 10% or subscribe and save 15% + receive a free bottle of Kale BusterHarness Cold to Improve Health & Performance: https://www.cryobuilt.comBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultation See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/29/202255 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #29

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.Sperm that swim together increase their chances of fertilizationLate-night eating is worse than you thoughtMetabolic markers can be measured through your sweatEye movements during REM sleep could delete unwanted memoriesEPISODE SPONSOR: Humic & fulvic minerals provide critical cellular support. Go to https://www.beamminerals.com and use code DAVE20 to get 20% off. Learn more: How Minerals Combat Glyphosate’s Harm – Caroline Alan – #948.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/25/20228 minutes, 14 seconds
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How Urolithin A Helps Create Super T-Cells & Boosts Immunity – Dr. Anurag Singh : 999

Timeline Nutrition sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… immunologist Anurag Singh, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Amazentis, joins the show to talk about urolithin A’s connection between inflammation, aging and your mitochondria. Urolithin A activates mitophagy and renews your mitochondria.  “It takes all the cellular garbage that has been accumulating over the aging process,” Dr. Singh explains. “It revs it up, so it recharges. And so now, you're cleaning your metabolic waste products much more efficiently and they become the building blocks. This is mitochondrial biogenesis, and that means newer, healthy mitochondria coming in.”This new conversation takes an exciting turn into immunity and your immune system’s two lines of defense: innate and adaptive. You’ll learn:how inflammation plus aging (AKA inflammaging) contributes to a weakened immune system and a growing incidence of cancer as you age;how inflammaging and cancer are connected to mitochondrial dysfunction specifically during the aging process; andhow to approach your immune health differently with this new knowledge.A new study recently published in Immunity looks at how immune cells fight cancer better with a focus on immune modulation, immune cell exhaustion and immune responses. “A lot of urolithin A is anti-inflammatory, but a lot of it is immune modulation," Dr. Singh says. "So, it takes a rewiring of the immune system and makes it more conducive to stopping harmful immune responses.”Watch this episode on YouTube!SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: To learn more about the benefits of urolithin A, go to https://www.timelinenutrition.com and use code UPGRADE10 to get 10% off the plan of your choice. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Go Deep on Relaxation & Sleep: https://balooliving.com/dave, use code DAVE for a special discount. Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount. Isometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona Plus. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/22/202250 minutes, 1 second
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Battling Pathogens and Building Immunity Begins In Your Gut – Dr. Robynne Chutkan : 998

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Robynne Chutkan, M.D., joins the show to talk about a topic that’s foundational to biohacking—resilience. More specifically, resilience that starts in the gut. You’ll learn:how your microbiome continually evolves and why that matters to the state of your gut and body functions.how to strengthen the antiviral defenses located in your gut.why your body’s own ability “to resist, heal, and recover from viruses is vastly superior” to pharmaceuticals.what to do before taking antibiotics to protect your gut, as well as what you can do to rehab your microbiome after antibiotic use.“Being on the winning team when battling viruses isn’t because of good luck, or coincidence, or variations in viral virulence,” Dr. Chutkan explains in her newest book, “The Anti-Viral Gut: Tackling Pathogens from the Inside Out.” "It’s due to differences in us, the hosts, and our defenses, and those differences are what determine your outcome. Put another way: it’s less about the potency of the pathogen and more about the health of the host.”Dr. Chutkan is a Yale- and Columbia-educated integrative gastroenterologist who’s been advancing knowledge and education about gut health for decades. Nearly 20 years ago she founded the Digestive Center for Wellness to help people get to the root issue of their digestive issues and improve their gut health. Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Brain Training with Sound & Vibration: Change unwanted behaviors, reduce negative self-talk, and enhance motivation and performance. Go to www.braintap.com/dave to get 30% offMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount.Get Fit in Five Minutes: https://www.carolbike.com, use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360) on the CAROL Bike 2.0 and a 100-day home trial.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/18/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Sleep Tech Improves Your Performance – Matteo Franceschetti : 997

Eight Sleep sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn about the intimate relationship between performance and sleep and how you can hack both with a combination of tech and lifestyle. Matteo Franceschetti joins the show to talk about high performance—something he experienced in athletics, business and life. He was a competitive athlete in his native Italy and a race car driver across Europe. He started two clean-tech companies on two continents. He also worked at the top tier of the international legal worldThe one thing he didn’t excel at was sleep. So, he co-founded Eight Sleep nearly a decade ago to hack sleep in all the ways that fuel human potential, performance and energy.Eight Sleep mattress and mattress pad technology redesign sleep with AI and machine learning models to track your nighttime biosignals. It’s a technology that’s catching the attention of professional athletes in sports like snowboarding, CrossFit, Formula One, and many more.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.eightsleep.com/dave/ to get up to $450 off a Sleep Fit Holiday Bundle that includes the Pod 3 Cover. This is a limited-time offer. Eight Sleep currently ships within the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and select countries in the EU.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Mattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesShield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/15/202249 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sleep Breakthroughs, Stacks & Solutions – Matt Gallant : 996

BiOptimizers sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you're going to get into bed with the topic of sleep. Pretty much everyone’s favorite. In this conversation, veteran biohacker and BiOptimers co-founder Matt Gallant returns to the show with some straight talk about how to get more and better sleep. He’s spent the big bucks—about $50K he estimates—exploring, experimenting and upgrading his own sleep. He's sharing what he now knows so you can create a sleep stack that supercharges your own energy.You’ll learn about the most common sleep disruptors and what to do about them. You’ll also learn to recognize sleep stages and how to improve your sleep pathways.This fun show uncovers the practical sleep devices, wearables, supplements and lifestyle hacks that will lull you to sleep. So many times, you’re tired and you know you want to go to sleep—and yet—your body and mind just don’t connect. The new Sleep Breakthrough makes that connection for you. And when cortisol runs amok and falsely perks you up with a second wind, you’ll know what to do. More and better sleep means you’ll be a higher-performing human. So, get some tonight!SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave and use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off. Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com/daveasprey, use code DAVE to get an extra $100 off an Essentia mattress purchase on top of Essentia’s Black Friday 25% off sale plus get two FREE organic pillows ($330 value) with mattress purchase. Through Nov. 27, 2022, only. Cooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep SystemMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 50 seconds
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Skincare Hacks With Meteoric Results – Andy Hnilo : 995

Alitura Naturals sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…… you’ll learn about skincare ingredients that can either nourish or harm your skin. You’ll find out about standards in skin care products, what “clean beauty” means, and what to look for on product labels.Andy Hnilo, founder of Alitura Naturals, joins the show to talk about skin fitness from the inside out and why using skincare products with ingredients found in nature is the way to go. That means things like pearls, meteorites, clay, CoQ10, enzymes and more.This conversation gets into ways you can get better skin by:choosing the right nutrient-rich specialty products you can apply topically; pairing natural skin products with other biohacks, like red light;making nutrition and fitness upgrades; andexploring supplements, peptides and other wellness options.Improving skin health also means avoiding fillers and chemicals. Toxins both in skin care products and the environment tremendously impact your skin. Acne no longer drives only teenage angst. Adult acne continues to rise, with women affected more than men. Acne affects more than 50% of women between the ages of 20 and 29 and more than 25% of women between the ages of 40 and 49. (American Academy of Dermatology 2012.) Andy himself struggled with acne—so he knows the toll it takes from outside appearance to inner emotional roil. So, he searched for answers: “It was the products that I was using and then also what I was ingesting,” Andy says. “What I was putting into and onto my body.”This get-smart guide to product ingredients, environmental awareness and lifestyle tips can help you find your own skin solutions. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://alitura.com and use code humanupgrade to save 20% sitewide.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Upgrade Your Air Quality: https://hypoair.com/Dave/Capture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/9/202249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Calm the Chaos, Then Drink the Water – Analemma : 994

Analemma sponsored this episode.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’re listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight series. Once a month, these shorter episodes feature guests who get right into useful information in a Q&A style. You’ll find out how to improve your energy and upgrade your performance. You’ll also get the latest knowledge about powerful tools and technologies that allow you to change your biology and the environment around you. Introducing Analemma! During this Upgrade Spotlight with Mario Brainovic, CEO of Analemma, you’re going to find out about a tool that transforms regular water into a supercharged, full-spectrum, coherent state. The kind of water you drink absolutely influences the quality of your life. You’ll learn the science behind Analemma and what it can do for your health and energy.Why water? You think you know the basics: stay hydrated daily, avoid plastic bottles and use a filtration system at home. Well, Analemma says water goes way beyond the basics—all the way down to your cellular level. You’re 70% water in body mass, but 99% water on a molecular level. You’re basically very clever water. The Analemma device—similar in looks and function to a magic wand—radically changes the state of drinking water. Environmental forces cause H2O molecules in drinking water to behave chaotically. At an atomic level, water molecules crash into each other constantly. Your body’s susceptible to that influence.“We found a way to bring order to this chaos,” Mario says. “When you swirl an Analemma through the water, what happens is that those same H2O molecules start forming a liquid crystalline structure. They start behaving harmonically. They, colloquially speaking, join hands.”Analemma water is not exclusion zone water. It's something different. “It also is structured water, but we came to it in a very different way,” Mario says. “The key element to it is its stability.”This conversation gets right into the science of Analemma and several studies. You’ll find out how:a new study is measuring the rise in ATP levels (in mitochondrial energy) when people drink this water.this water affects the human microbiome this water reduces your biological age by one to 12 years by regenerating your cellular system, according to GlycanAge.you get an instant balancing effect between the left and the right brain hemispherehow a cooling affect happens on your brainwaves almost instantly when drinking this waterthis water restores the biodiversity of infertile soilSPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://analemma-water.com and use code dave10 to save 10%.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/5/202242 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sauna Big Wins: Body Detox & Depression Relief – Connie Zack : 993

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… You’ll learn about the ways using a sauna can charge your energy, help you heal physical and mental health conditions—and science that backs that up. Sunlighten sponsored this episode.Connie Zack joins the show to talk about the far-reaching benefits of sauna use and what’s new in the field of infrared light. For more than 22 years, Connie and her husband, Aaron, have introduced infrared light therapy to 13 countries through Sunlighten. They’re leading innovations in infrared light therapy and infrared sauna manufacturing. This conversation covers a range of good things you’ll experience from using a sauna:how infrared light affects the body and triggers a biochemical cascade of benefits;how near infrared penetrates the body to interact with mitochondria;why the real magic of infrared combines both light and heat;what evidence connects infrared and detoxification—and why sweating wins;why you sleep better—without feeling exhausted—when you do a sauna session before bed;how infrared shows promising relief for those who experience depression; and practical ways to incorporate sauna into your own stack for better sleep and higher performance.Big takeaways for you:Sauna for Detox: Results from a blood-urine-sweat study support infrared for detoxification, and it’s more than just thermoregulation as traditional medicine often argues.Sauna for Depression: Chronic inflammation is associated with depression and may be a protective, inflammatory response involving thermoregulatory pathways, the immune system, serotonin system, heat shock proteins and more. Studies show that raising core body temperature can improve major symptoms of depression. Connie’s been on the show before, so check out Saunas Use Infrared to Power Detox, Immunity & Renewal – #823 to find out how infrared sauna helps you with immunity and recovery.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.sunlighten.com/dave to save up to $600 on your sauna purchase.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Brain Training with Sound & Vibration: https://specials.braintap.com/dave to get 30% offA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/3/202255 minutes
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Authentic Networking: The Give & Get Starts with Real Relationships – Joe Polish : 992

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…Joe Polish, considered “the most connected person on the planet,” shares networking strategies that help you get what you want by giving people what they want.Dave Asprey recently connected with Joe in person to talk about Joe’s new book so you can use nine genius principles to turn your business—and your personal relationships—around. If you’re not asking “what’s in it for them?” when it comes to the people in your life—clients, colleagues, family and friends—you’re missing some important opportunities. Here are a few things you’ll learn from Joe’s new book, “What's in It for Them?: 9 Genius Networking Principles to Get What You Want by Helping Others Get What They Want,” as a how-to guide:Deepen rapport and connect with others by identifying and reducing their sufferingUpdate Dale Carnegie’s insights to win the right friends and influence the right peopleOvercome others’ intimidation tactics to find true appreciation in relationshipsBuild character for better results than capabilities can ever give on their ownUse basic marketing principles to find true loveProtect your efforts from the “takers” of the worldJoe did the hard work to heal from trauma and overcome addiction. He then spent years developing a genuine and generous approach to networking and building rapport. This approach propelled his business and led him to develop the Genius Network, one of the world’s most impactful networking groups for high-achieving entrepreneurs.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Harness Cold to Improve Health & Performance: https://www.cryobuilt.comCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861Business Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/2/202257 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #28

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​ Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.• How (and why) brain cells transfer mitochondria to one another• How a newly discovered molecule stimulates hair growth• How a tired brain drives poor decision-makingEPISODE SPONSOR: The Eng3 NanoVi device helps repair oxidative stress damage and support the body’s natural repair mechanisms.https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/. Learn more: The Anti-Aging Science Behind the NanoVi Device – Rowena Gates & Hans Eng – #416.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/28/20227 minutes, 22 seconds
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Finding Your True North Through Yoga – Baron Baptiste : 991

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how a yoga practice can be a vehicle for inner transformation. This conversation looks past the popularity of yoga as a fitness trend and into its deeper potential for human development. You’ll also learn how yoga can be a way for you to explore your whole being—from physicality to emotions to thinking.“A yoga practice often can be the missing ingredient for people,” says renowned yoga master Baron Baptiste. “Often I hear, ‘I added yoga practice to my routine and regimen, and it just shifted everything for me.’ It's a very different way of working your body, mind and breath integration.”Baron devotes his own life to the study and practices of human development. For more than 30 years, he’s facilitated education through yoga principles and teachings.His power vinyasa yoga— The Baptiste Methodology—includes the physical (asana), meditation (dhyana) and inquiry (niyama). “Iyengar was one of my primary teachers,” Baron says. “One thing I borrowed from him is the rigor to a body alignment—a True North Alignment.”Baptiste Yoga is a systematic approach made up of 53 poses, or asanas, that are linked together by connective momentum and consist of five classical pillars: Drishti (gaze), ujjayi (breath), bandhas (foundation), tapas (heat) and vinyasa (flow).More about Baron Baptiste: Baron began to seriously study yoga at age 12. As the son of two of America's yoga pioneers, he’s got a great life story that highlights the transformative power of yoga. He trained extensively in all the major traditions before beginning to teach yoga in Los Angeles in the late 80s and creating Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga in the mid-90s. He’s worked with celebrities, Olympians and professional athletes. He founded the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute that reaches people around the world. Baron’s also a New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, Emmy-award film maker and public speaker.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Hydrate with Electrolytes: https://DrinkLMNT.com/DAVE, get a FREE LMNT Sample Pack with 8 single-serving packets for the cost of shipping ($5 for U.S. customers) A Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/27/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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What Happens When You Die? On Death, Angels & Psychic Powers – Julie Ryan : 990

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… biohacking goes in a different direction. This frank discussion looks at the dying process and how people and those close to them (family and friends) experience death. You’ll learn about the existence of angels and the power of psychic abilities—even if you may be a skeptic. The conversation also explains what a “medical intuitive” does and how a medical intuitive facilitates energetic healings.Cool show today! And not what you might expect.Avid biohacker Julie Ryan checks a lot of success boxes: businesswoman, serial entrepreneur, author, radio show host and podcaster. She also invents surgical devices that sell globally; some have been on the market for three decades. She’s founded nine companies in five different industries. She checks a lot of unconventional boxes, too. She’s a psychic and medical intuitive. This means she can sense medical conditions and illnesses in people—like a human MRI machine. Then she facilitates energetic healings and says she does a lot of work with stem cell energy.Julie scans animals, accesses people’s past lives and senses how close to death someone is. She communicates with spirits both alive and dead. Even cooler—Julie’s psychic and medical intuitive skills are learned and she teaches those skills to others.Julie talks about the “glorious” side of dying, a process that she says involves angels, multitudes of deceased family and friends, the spirits of deceased pets, and countless serendipitous (and miraculous) moments that are all part of a prescribed series of events. She calls this the “12 Phases of Transition™” and broadly outlines this in today’s episode.SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Julie’s giving a digital or audio copy of her books to every listener who wants one. Go to https://askjulieryan.com/ask-julie/. Mention you heard Julie on this podcast and would like a copy.“Angelic Attendants: What Really Happens As We Transition From This Life Into The Next” or “Angel Messages For Kids” or “Angel Messages For Dogs” or “Angel Messages For Cats”WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Shield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProProbiotic Eases Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off. Learn more:: Upgrade Spotlight: Probiotics to Power the Gut-Brain Axis – Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN / Omni-Biotic – #974See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/25/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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Do You Have Cancer? A New Whole-Body MRI Scan Sees Everything – Dr. Raj Attariwala : 989

Prenuvo sponsored this episode.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... you’ll find out about a new healthcare model that’s putting you fully in control of your health with whole-body MRI scans. Dr. Raj Attariwala, Prenuvo’s founding radiologist, joins the show to explain how Prenuvo gives you early insight into what’s going on under your skin. His Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and medical degree in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology informed how he created Prenuvo’s whole-body MRI device software. Here’s what Prenuvo’s scans can do:detect nine of the 10 top cancers in stage one detect nearly 500 other medical conditions look at degeneration of the spine and body compositionlook at the blood in the brain and the blood vessels in the center of the brainDave visited Prenuvo’s new Los Angeles facility right before the start of the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference in Beverly Hills to talk with Dr. Raj about Prenuvo’s innovative take on the MRI scan. With AI, Prenuvo’s bringing in quantitative reproducibility, which means you can start to see subtle changes throughout your body over time.In this conversation, you’ll learnWhy it’s so important to know your health baseline instead of waiting for symptoms to present and disease to progress. The reactive medical system in the U.S. focuses on disease management after it occurs. What types of medical issues show up that may be overlooked or dismissed by your primary care doctor or other medical professionals. Existing annual checkups are relatively useless.How Prenuvo’s whole-body MRI scans can give you an “age score” for your physiology that you can track over time. This means you can make proactive, informed decisions about your own health.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Get a $300 discount off Prenuvo’s Whole Body Scan ($2,199 instead of $2,499). You’ll get your scan images and radiologic analysis via your smartphone app or the web. Book online: https://prenuvo.com/DAVE or book via phone: 1-833-PRE-NUVO (1-833-773-6886); mention code “DAVE." This discount is valid through March 10, 2023, in all Prenuvo clinics throughout the U.S. and Canada.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Business Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offControl Blood Glucose: https://pendulumlife.com, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipment. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/21/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Menopause Bootcamp: Ditch the BS and Get to Solutions – Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz : 988

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… menopause and the perimenopausal years leading up to it take the spotlight as a topic frequently requested by listeners. Great timing! It’s World Menopause Awareness Day Oct. 18 and World Menopause Awareness Month in October.More than 1 million women in the United States experience menopause each year. Still, little is known, researched or taught in medical schools about the health effects of this natural biological occurrence.Guys who love the women in their lives and younger women will get a lot of benefit out of the show, too, and come away armed with information. Note that some women go through menopause at ages earlier than 40 for various medical reasons and will want to keep listening.“I want people to stop being afraid to say menopause,” says Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz. “I think there's a lot to be said for just saying the word out loud. If we can deweaponize the term and just be talking about it like we would any other life phase, then we can be there for each other and we can also learn from each other.”Dr. Suzanne, an OBGYN board certified in integrative and holistic medicine, brings her expertise to the show to tackle this complex topic. Her “endless curiosity about the human experience” propelled her to uncover ways to ease women through menopause stages with effective tools. She looks at the science and also brings in holistic elements, including Ayurveda.  For more than two decades, she’s led women through life transitions. Her new book “Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self and Flourish as You Age” offers practical steps and solutions that can help women navigate the many menopausal changes they may experience. Some of what you’ll learn in this extensive conversation:Ways to de-pathologize menopause—which contributes to healing ageism.What’s actually going on with your hormones during the transition to menopause and beyond.Why hormone testing isn’t all that useful.Why Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT and what used to be called hormone replacement therapy, or HRT)—continues to be misunderstood and controversial.How to craft specific questions to better advocate for yourself with doctors.How to recognize symptoms that can range from moderate to severe to even debilitating.How to manage symptoms that disrupt the activities of daily living and long-term health.How physical changes can drive mental health issues during this time of your life.How to take control of your symptoms and find real solutions.Dr. Suzanne’s “Menopause Bootcamp” touches on prejudice in medicine and how to break free from the societal bullshit surrounding menopause so you can get appropriate help and treatments.Calm Your Nervous System with a Weighted Blanket:: https://balooliving.com/dave, use code DAVE for a special discountIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusBrain Training with Sound & Vibration:  www.braintap.com/dave to get 30% offSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/19/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kava: Nature’s Stress-Relieving Nootropic – Cameron George : 987

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... kava expert and founder of TRU KAVA, Cameron George, joins the show to share new information about the many body/mind benefits you can get from kava.TRU KAVA sets the industry standard for kava quality, safety and education. On episodes #731 and #859, we talked about kava’s historical origins and uses, how it can be safely consumed, and how it’s extracted and processed today.You can use kava for both energy and sleep. It’s also a natural alternative to recreational alcohol and drug use. “It's like a calm, enhanced state of natural sobriety,” Cameron says.If you struggle with social anxiety, kava’s roots in community and social connection can improve your relationships, too.Today’s conversation further expands the kava discussion.“Kava is a stress-relieving nootropic,” Cameron says. “It's a natural elixir that's prepared from the roots of a plant that grows in the South Pacific. Indigenous people have used it for thousands of years and prepared this food-grade drink kind of like coffee. On the stress-relieving side, on the nootropic side, they've prepared it and used it in almost every context imaginable, weddings, funerals, spiritual ceremonies, social gatherings. It helps to open up the opportunity for human connection, but it also helps to get people focused yet relaxed and calm and in a very safe space neurologically.”Kava studies show promise for people who may be experiencing mental health issues. You’ll learn about kava’s potential to transform mental health care and its therapeutic applications for mental/trauma-related illnesses. Kava works on a psychological, emotional and physiologic level.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: http://www.trukava.com/, use code DAVE15 to get 15% off all productsWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Science-backed, Music-driven Breathwork: Go to https://www.othership.us/dave, sign up for the app and get two weeks FREE.Isometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/14/202248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Finding Modern Medicines in the Botanical World – Cassandra Quave, Ph.D. : 986

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how botanical remedies treat infectious and inflammatory diseases. You’ll get a fascinating look at how plants and microbes interact and how antibiotic resistance evolves. And you’ll meet a leader in the field of medical botany who travels to remote locations and communities around the globe seeking out modern medicines from plants. Medicinal plants make up the primary form of medicine for 70–95 percent of people living in most developing countries. At least 4 billion people are dependent on plants for medicine.Ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave, Ph.D., is an herbarium curator and associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University. (She’s also a writer, speaker and podcast creator/host.) She teaches courses on medicinal plants, food, and health and her Quave Research Group leads anti-infective drug discovery research initiatives. Dr. Quave’s also the co-founder and CEO/CSO of PhytoTEK LLC. This drug-discovery company works to develop solutions from botanicals. In particular, they look at treatments of antibiotic-resistant infections like MRSA.Her battle with MRSA is personal. She was born with congenital skeletal deformities and had her leg amputated at age 3. She nearly died from a staph infection that infection required more amputation. Her early life and disability experiences shaped her life’s work with medicinal plants.She chronicles her extraordinary life, field work and scientific discovery in her book, “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines.” Plants are incredibly complex, and science has barely scratched the surface, Cassandra says. “Some of our best drugs for infection, cancer and pain were originally found in plants,” she says in her book. “Even though they may be produced in a factory setting now, the original chemical blueprints came from plants.”Cassandra studied pre-med in college with a double major in biology and anthropology. She couldn’t find a connection between the two fields until she journeyed to the Amazon where she studied with a local shaman/healer who relied on plants as medicine. She realized instead of going into the practice of medicine, her true path was the discovery of new medicines from nature.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Cooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep SystemKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planCapture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/202248 minutes, 43 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: How to Use Your Breath to Stop Stress – Othership : 985

Othership sponsored this episode. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…you’re listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight series. Once a month, these shorter episodes feature guests who get right into useful information in a Q&A style. You’ll find out how to improve your energy and upgrade your performance. You’ll also get the latest knowledge about powerful tools and technologies that allow you to change your biology and the environment around you. Introducing Othership! During this Upgrade Spotlight, you’ll find out how Othership’s breathwork app teaches you ways to manage your most prevalent stressors. Things like tension, anxiety, overwhelm, processing emotions, irritability, trouble sleeping, low energy, nervous system dysregulation or mental health issues. When you begin to regularly incorporate breathwork into your life, you notice and feel the emotional, mental and physical differences right away. Breathwork is a visceral, physiological shift that you can reach in under five minutes. It’s the perfect primer to bring you into a meditative state, with even more physical benefits. BONUS! You can experience this shift by following along with the live demo in this episode led by Othership co-founder, Robbie Bent. (Make sure you’re not driving!)Robbie joins the show to talk about the power of adding a breathwork practice to your everyday routine. If you’ve tried meditation and it wasn’t your thing, or you struggle with consistent mindfulness, the Othership app gives you lots of options to find what fits.You can access more than 500 guided breathwork sessions within three styles: up, down and explorer. Othership combines breathing techniques and guided meditations created by psychotherapists, wellness practitioners, hypnotherapists, artists and DJ’s, spiritual teachers and life coaches. The sessions are music-driven, science-backed and curated by expert facilitators. The Othership app helps you build and sustain a new mindfulness routine – all through the power of your breath. Whether you have time to practice for one minute, or 60, you’ll be able to shift your state in a session style that works best for you, such as:Deep breathing + breathworkGuided meditationAffirmations + visualizations Sound healingHypnosisSomatic release therapyVocal toningIntention settingSelf-massage + stretchingMovement + danceMind-body connectionMindful walking + working SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Visit https://www.othership.us/partnerships/dave-asprey and get a two-week FREE app trial.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/8/202229 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Brain Training Changes Your Frequency – Dr. Patrick Porter : 984

(BrainTap® sponsored this episode.)IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… brain expert Patrick Porter, Ph.D., joins Dave at the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference in Beverly Hills to talk about training your brain. Dr. Porter pioneered the use of brainwave entrainment with a technology-enhanced meditation device called BrainTap.Whether you’re a newbie, a hard-core devotee or somewhere in the middle of your biohacking journey, you already focus on body exercise and nutrition. You probably manage your stress and mental health, too. It’s all training of some sort, which is where BrainTap comes in. It’s a specific kind of training for your brain.New discoveries in science reveal that you can form new neurons in your brain, called neurogenesis. Your brain state isn’t fixed! And then there’s neuroplasticity, a process of adaptive structural and functional changes to the brain that involves connections to your nervous system.BrainTap’s unique technology uses light, sound and vibration to train and regulate your brain for relaxation, sleep, performance, weight loss, aging and more. To get to a higher personal frequency on the regular, you want to achieve coherence.Since Dr. Porter specializes in the science of calming the brain, you’ll find out how you can manage your physiological and mental health in today’s super stressed-out world. You’ll also learn how impact remote work, remote learning and pandemic isolation impacted brain health and memory.This conversation gets into some of BrainTap’s exciting research with aging populations and elite athletes. too.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: https://braintap.com/daveWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Isometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/7/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to Eat Smarter and Trigger Your Metabolic Switches – Shawn Stevenson : 983

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how you can make smarter food choices to support your metabolic energy and upgrade your brain. You’ll also find out some new things about body fat. For example, did you know that it’s a complex organ that communicates throughout your entire body system? You’ll get tips on fat loss essentials and how to use them to your advantage. Today’s guest, Shawn Stevenson, hosts a popular podcast called The Model Health Show. He’s a nutritionist, researcher and bestselling author with education and experience in business, biology, and nutritional science.Shawn’s been in the health and wellness space and doing clinical work as a nutritionist for nearly two decades. He’s known for his ability to keep learning and evolving his approach with deep research into the science of human health.He’s all about improving human performance and energy with science-backed basics like food in his “Eat Smarter” book and sleep in his “Sleep Smarter“ book. This episode gets right into food choices you can make—and why they work—to stoke your metabolic energy. Topics like:How people can better understand the process of fat loss.How the misconstrued science of calories contributes to how much people struggle with their diets.What metabolic switches are, what do they do, and why it’s important for you to know how to turn them on and off.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Custom Silver for Health & Healing: https://tru47.com/dave, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off for a limited timeCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/4/202254 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #27

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.• Saving your poop may save your microbiome• Insults trigger a mini slap in the face• Young cerebral spinal fluid supports memory in aging brains• The distinct role your nose plays in your friendshipsEPISODE SPONSOR: Get Fit in Five Minutes: Go to https://www.carolbike.com. Use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360). CAROL Bike also offers a 100-day home trial of the CAROL Bike 2.0. Learn more: How to Hack Your Cardio Workout – Ulrich Dempfle– #978.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/30/202210 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Butyrate Supports Gut, Cell & Brain Function – Jessica Kane Berman : 982

BodyBio sponsored this podcast. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how butyrate and phospholipids keep your gut, cells and brain performing at their best. You’ll find out how your mucosal barrier defends against pathogens in your gut microbiome. You’ll also learn about discoveries in the field of cell membrane medicine. This focus determines how your body functions now and also how you age.Jessica Kane Berman joins the show to share new information and interesting science about cellular health from the perspective of BodyBio, the company founded by her grandfather, Ed Kane, an inventor, health explorer and early biohacker. He went looking for answers to his own health issues in the 1980s and got deep into the science of fatty acid research and cell membrane medicine through blood testing.BodyBio sticks to a very specific group of products, most notably butyrate and a phospholipid complex of phosphatidylcholine. Jess explains how true liposomal phosphatidylcholine and phospholipids get through to the cells to help rebuild that membrane. Here’s a few good things butyrate does in your gut:Helps maintain the thickness of the mucosal barrier—keeps the good in and the bad outHelps the expression of tight junctions and strengthens the gut wallExpresses MUC2: this produces mucus, which thickens your mucous liningRegulates T-Cells and helps lower cytokine releaseIncreases microbiome diversityAnti-inflammatory properties help improve intestinal barrier function and mucosal immunityButyrate goes way beyond the gut to influence bone mass and density, asthma and allergies, histamine intolerance, body detoxification, inflammatory brain pathways, and mitochondrial function. Butyrate also can alter gene expression, protect against cancer, and regulate the body’s immune system.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: https://bodybio.com/dave, use code DAVE25 to get 25% offWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Cooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep SystemIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusShield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/29/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Hacking Brain Fog – Interventions With Dave – Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN : 981

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​ Dave talks about what could be causing brain fog with a podcast guest in this impromptu intervention. Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, recently spoke about gut health as the expert for Omni-Biotic probiotics. During the interview, she was searching for a word and got frustrated she couldn’t grasp it quickly. This intervention looks at the potential culprits responsible for Keri’s brain fog and memory hiccups: ThyroidHormones, such as testosterone and DHEAPerimenopauseMast cell-mediated inflammationCortisol & stressADHDMold toxinsMercury & leadKeri is a registered dietitian, certified nutritionist, healthy cooking expert and author of four books. She also founded Nutritious Life, a lifestyle and media company and Nutritious Life Studio, an online education platform focused on nutrition, coaching, and business.Find tips and resources on the episode webpage.Note: The "Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS, CHECK THEM OUT!Nature’s Nootropic: https://trukava.com, use code DAVE15 to get 15% offBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/27/202219 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Science of Changing Your Mind – Legacy Upgrade ft. Dr. Joe Dispenza : 980

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…a legacy upgrade conversation with Dr. Joe Dispenza explores how you can change from the inside out through a combination of neuroscience, epigenetics, quantum physics—and even a divine source. “I teach people the science of changing their mind and what it is to truly transform,” he says.He shows people how to rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes by way of science, energy and mysticism. His background and expertise include training in neuroscience, neurology, cellular biology, brain function and chemistry, memory formation, and aging and longevity.From healing illness to evolving consciousness, Dr. Dispenza examines how to connect with the divine and bridges the mystical with science. “It's really important to have science demystify that process,” he says. Why? Because science is a contemporary language that offers you explanations, helps you understand the how and why, and assigns clear meaning. “Here's what I know,” Dr. Dispenza says. “We have evidence that you can make your brain work better. As you can prove also, we have evidence that you can make your heart work better. We have evidence, you can strengthen your immune system. We have evidence, you can change your gene expression in four days. We have evidence, you can lengthen your life from meditation, just by lengthening your telomeres and changing your state. We have evidence in the scientific world that people actually can transform.”Listen on to learn about the power of inner work, elevated emotions and human connection.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!A Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861Probiotic Eases Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Upgrade Spotlight: Probiotics to Power the Gut-Brain Axis – Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN / Omni-Biotic – #974See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/22/202259 minutes, 56 seconds
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Meditation Hacks Get You Into A Peak State in Less Time – Vishen Lakhiani : 979

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn about a “6 Phase Meditation” approach that absolutely everyone can do—and benefit from!—no exceptions. This custom-designed meditation sequence gets you into a peak state in just a few minutes. No boredom, special breathing, or clearing your mind required. You’ll find out how to make meditation work for you and how you can use intuition as one of your greatest strengths.Episode guest Vishen Lakhiani took up meditation at age 26 as a way to cope with the stress of working for a startup in Silicon Valley. That decision changed his life so dramatically that within two years he quit to pursue meditation, other tools of personal development, and then spread awareness and education to people around the world. He’s taught his signature 6-phase meditation style to world-class athletes, professional entertainers and high-performers in all types of business. He also founded Mindvalley, an international learning platform.Vishen’s newest book, “THE 6 PHASE MEDITATION METHOD: The Proven Technique to Supercharge Your Mind, Manifest Your Goals and Make Magic in Minutes a Day,” outlines a series of science-backed mental exercises for accomplishing your goals. It condenses the wisdom of nearly 1,000 neuroscientists, monks, yogis, and meditation experts into a hyper-efficient programming script that you can run through your mind any time of day.Unlike traditional meditation that encourages a calm and serene environment, the 6 Phase Meditation Method can be done from anywhere—your bed, your office or even on your next flight. “It's six different practices that you layer on that put you in a hyper-optimized state,” Vishen says. You’ll get a lot out of this fascinating conversation that gets into realms of spirituality, psilocybin, perceptual diversity, physics, brain waves, and altered states. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Mindvalley.com/books/6phaseWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Shield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialStructure Water Molecules; Achieve Body/Brain Coherence: https://analemma-water.com, use code DAVE10 for 10% offIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/20/202257 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Hack Your Cardio Workout – Ulrich Dempfle : 978

CAROL Bike sponsored this podcast. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™ … you’ll learn about new research that’s pinpointing the most effective cardio workouts. You’ll find out that you can do a cardio workout in just 15 minutes a week and still increase your cardiovascular fitness. You’ll also get an introduction to the new CAROL Bike 2.0 and its upgraded great features.Ulrich Dempfle, MBA, Chief Product Officer, CEO and co-founder of CAROL Bike, returns to the podcast with exciting new research results. CAROL’s REHIT (Reduced Exertion HIIT) workout retained all its effectiveness yet cut its time nearly in half—from 8 minutes and 40 seconds to five minutes.CAROL Bike continues to innovate fitness and prove that more or longer sprints aren’t better. “What matters is that you sprint at your personalized maximum intensity, switching from zero to max in a fraction of a second,” Ulrich explains.  An investment of only 5 minutes, 3 times a week means you can reap powerful cardiovascular benefits, even gain strength, and get on with your other biohacks.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.carolbike.com. Use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360). CAROL Bike also offers a 100-day home trial of the CAROL Bike 2.0.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Harness Cold to Improve Health & Performance: https://www.cryobuilt.comSleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com, use code DAVEVIP to get an exclusive discount. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Mattress Smarts 101 for High-Performance Sleep – Jack Dell’Accio – #875Customized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/15/202244 minutes, 8 seconds
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Don’t Accept Suffering as Normal – Dr. Gabor Maté : 977

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™ … you’ll learn to define what’s really “normal” when it comes to your health. You’ll explore how today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. And why Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person.This conversation covers an investigation into the causes of illness, a critique of how our society breeds disease, and offers a pathway to health and healing. One of the surprising things you’ll learn has to do with authenticity.“The loss of authenticity is one of the major impacts of trauma,” says renowned Canadian speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. “It's also a major cause of physical and mental illness.”Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on topics like addiction, stress, trauma, and childhood development. He spent two decades in family practice and palliative care. He also worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (Canada) with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.In his newest book, “The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, & Healing in a Toxic Culture,” he pushes back on the prevailing understanding of “normal” because it neglects the roles that trauma and stress—and the pressures of modern-day living—exert on our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. “If you're suffering, don't accept it as normal, but ask what's going on here?” Dr. Maté says. “Let the suffering instruct you that there's something going on; that what you think is normal is actually not healthy or natural for you.”WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Tasty Keto Bread & Chips: https://www.uprisingfood.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get $10 off the starter bundleA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesControl Blood Glucose: https://pendulumlife.com, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipmentSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/13/202248 minutes, 4 seconds
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Male Hormones: How Testosterone and Toxins Mess With You – Tracy Gapin, M.D. : 976

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... you’ll learn that while yes, testosterone fuels energy and performance, it’s not the be-all and end-all solution for men’s health woes. A systems biology approach considers many other aspects and provides a broader perspective about what’s going on with you.This conversation features board-certified urologist Tracy Gapin, M.D., one of the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference keynote speakers. He’ll be on the main stage in Beverly Hills in September. He joins this special preview episode to discuss new ways for men to improve their health and performance. He uses epigenetic coaching, hormones, peptide therapy, biometric monitoring, and unique nutrition and lifestyle interventions.“Testosterone levels over the last 30 years are down by about 30 percent,” Dr. Tracy says. “Free testosterone, which is the bioavailable, active hormone testosterone is actually down over 45%. This is really important. We're not just talking about sex and muscle, we're talking about a man's life and cardiovascular health and cognitive function. The culprit can be debated, but without question, one of the biggest ones in my mind is endocrine disruptors. Toxins, chemicals in our environment that are clearly crushing men's health, clearly crushing testosterone. It's the food we eat, it's the water we drink, it's the personal care products. It's ubiquitous, it's almost everywhere and it's getting worse.”In his book, “Male 2.0™: Cracking the Code to Limitless Health and Vitality,” he says medical school, residency training and even a two-decade career in urology and surgery specialties didn’t teach him how to get to root causes of men’s issues and solve them. He had a health crash of his own at 42. Since neither he nor his doctor had good answers, he went on a quest of discovery and change. He founded the Gapin Institute for High Performance Medicine and created the proprietary N1 Performance Health Program to go beyond conventional options.This conversation goes even further into what creates epigenetic signals that affect the function and expression of your genes. You’ll learn, too, that your mindset, stress and environment—and how you do or don’t control those things—have everything to do with your energy and focus. If you’re aiming for higher performance, Dr. Tracy suggests a trifecta that makes sleep a priority, builds resilience to stress, and creates consistent behaviors with intention.More about Dr. Tracy Gapin: He’s a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, the Age Management Medical Group, and the International Peptide Society. He spent almost 20 years at a urology practice in Sarasota, Fla., where he specialized in robotic surgery, minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer, and men’s health.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS:  TEXT “HEALTH” to 2 6 7 8 6 to get three bonus gifts.***WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Vascular System Protection: https://arterosil.com/DAVE/, save up to 45% on a 3-pack to protect your blood vessels from vulnerable plaqueMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/8/202252 minutes, 16 seconds
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Female Hormones: What Disrupts, Detoxes & Balances Them – Anna Cabeca, D.O. : 975

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... you’ll learn about female hormones: what they are, what they do and what disrupts them. You’ll learn about the hormonal shifts that happen at different ages and life stages and get tips on how to balance hormones and make them work for you, not against you.This conversation features Anna Cabeca, D.O., one of the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference keynote speakers. She’ll be on the main stage in Beverly Hills in September. Dr. Anna is a Doctor of Osteopathy who’s triple-board certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has additional certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She joins this special preview episode to talk about female hormones. It’s her particular area of expertise and one of The Human Upgrade’s all-time Top 10 podcast topics. Today’s hormone discussion includes:How hormone disruptors go beyond stress to mold, and product and environmental toxinsHow estrogen levels change over timeWhat’s going on with progesterone, pregnenolone and DHEA, tooWhat happens to hormones during perimenopause and menopauseWhat’s causing brain fogWhat to know about bioidentical hormonesHow detoxing affects hormonesHow to keep your vaginal microbiome balancedHow “food as medicine” helps balance hormonesHow hormones influence longevityAnd much more!For the past 20 years, Dr. Anna's educated and helped women with their hormones through her private practice, books, online videos and articles. Learn more about her work with women’s hormone health:“MenuPause: Five Unique Eating Plans to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau and Improve Mood, Sleep, and Hot Flashes”“The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, and Stop Hot Flashes the Keto-Green™️ Way”“Keto-Green™️ 16”WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Customized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offTrack Your Blood Glucose to Improve Your Metabolic Health: https://levels.link/ASPREY to learn moreBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/6/202256 minutes, 38 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Probiotics to Power the Gut-Brain Axis – Omni-Biotic : 974

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...…you’re listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight episode with Omni-Biotic. You're going to find out how probiotics can do more than keep your gut microbiome in order—specific strains can help you manage your stress and regulate your body’s detox system. The beneficial bacteria in your gut support essential processes in the body, such as digestion and absorption, immune function, detoxification, and brain function. But did you know that 80% of the immune system lives in the gut and 95% of serotonin is produced in the gut? That’s a lot for the gut to do! Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, joins the show to talk about one of her favorite topics—the gut-brain axis. Keri’s a registered dietitian, certified nutritionist, healthy cooking expert and author of four books. She also founded Nutritious Life, a lifestyle and media company and Nutritious Life Studio, an online education platform focused on nutrition, coaching, and business. In this conversation, you’ll learn how Omni-Biotic’s unique delivery mechanism and multi-species, multi-strain formulations work together to upgrade your gut AND your brain. The gut-brain access goes two ways, Keri explains. “Your brain is affecting your gut. Your gut is affecting your brain—and from everything. That's why it's so incredibly important to maintain that healthy microbiome and to have a healthy balance of good [bacteria].”To target the gut-brain axis, Omni-Biotic developed special formulations called psychobiotics: one for detox, the other for stress. Then they put them to the test in clinical studies.Hetox contains eight beneficial bacterial strains. Clinical studies show improvements in liver function, cardiometabolic markers and inflammation markers related to liver health. Clinical studies show that Stress Release supports digestion and the gut flora during times of stress, reduces intestinal inflammation, increases emotional balance, cognition, and mood.  More to Know About Omni-Biotic Probiotics: Omni-Biotic also tests its probiotics in an artificial GI simulator against other top probiotic brands in the U.S. market. It ensures that 83% of its probiotics arrive alive and active in the intestines. In comparison, the probiotic survival rate of other brands averages 7%. The bacterial strains in Omni-Biotic are freeze-dried to make them more shelf-stable and the powder contains specific prebiotic nutrients. These prebiotic nutrients serve as the food source for the probiotic bacteria. SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Visit https://www.omnibioticlife.com and use code Dave20 to get 20% offWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNER, HIGHER DOSE. CHECK THEM OUT!Experience the High Life with Infrared Therapy: https://higherdose.com, use code HUMAN15 for 15% offSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/3/202235 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to Drop Happily Ever After and Do Relationships Better – John Kim, LMFT : 973

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll learn how to recognize your own sh*t and be a better partner in relationships. Want a sustainable partnership? Communicate and apologize; fight without fighting; identify codependent behavior (your own); and manage jealousy (also your own). This conversation gets into how you can let go of unrealistic ideals of how you think love and relationships should be and live fully in the present. You’ll also get tips on how to be emotionally responsible to people you love every day.Guest John Kim, a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a life coach, cracks his life into two big pieces… split on either side of what he calls “the great divide” of his own divorce several years ago. He did the whole “get a tattoo and a Harley” thing to find his way.He also combined what he learned in therapy school with life coaching and technology to be mobile and create online communities. He became known as an unconventional therapist, seeing clients at coffee shops, on hikes, or in a CrossFit box. He’s built a devoted following of fans who love the frank and authentic insights that he—as “The Angry Therapist”—freely shares on social media. TikTok’s his jam, with over 450K people tuning in for his “shot glass” bits of life wisdom.In his newest book, written with his romantic partner and fellow therapist Vanessa Bennett,  John takes a different (honest, humorous, raw) approach by dissecting his own relationship dynamic to bring clarity to yours. Each part of “IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU: Break the Blame Cycle, Relationship Better” gives you questions to ask yourself and practices to do. It’s a book that pushes you into doing and putting your newfound knowledge to IRL use. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the Love Lessons (In a Shot Glass) you’ll find in “It’s Not Me, It’s You.”Love is not a battlefield. Your head is. If someone is unsure about you, it’s never worth the investment.Hold love, don’t grab it.Don’t stop believing (be Journey).Love is what teaches us how to live.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Infrared Sauna Benefits: https://www.sunlighten.com, use code DAVE to save up to $600Custom Silver for Health & Healing: https://tru47.com/dave, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off for a limited timeRepair Oxidative Stress Damage: https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/, learn even more by listening to The Anti-Aging Science Behind the NanoVi Device – Rowena Gates & Hans Eng – #416See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/2/202244 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hacking Skin & Gut Issues – Interventions With Dave – Nancy Pellegrino : 972

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​… Dave tackles multiple issues with former Upgrade Collective member Nancy Pellegrino so she can better manage psoriasis, gut health and anxiety.Nancy’s been biohacking for a few years but can’t seem to land on the right combination. She does the hacks, uses the gadgets and tech, and takes the products and supplements. Instead of feeling better, she’s feeling overwhelmed with information. She talks with Dave to sort it out, focusing on skin and gut health.Now in her mid-50s, Nancy’s post-menopausal and does bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She experienced—and beat!—colorectal cancer in 2017. She routinely uses her Sunlighten sauna, an ozone machine and a ChiliSleep cooling mattress pad.Her busy life as a teacher and mom to three daughters makes it hard for her to meditate and relax. She’s looking to ease some body distress, focus on solutions and find benefit in biohacks that work for her particular symptoms.She hasn’t found a resolution to chronic psoriasis.Despite following the Bulletproof Diet, drinking Bulletproof Coffee and regularly intermittent fasting, she continues to have unexplained digestive issues. She wakes up in the night with feelings of anxiety.Note: The "Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.Hacking Deep Sleep #957Hacking Mast Cells, Hormones & Mold #949Hacking Your Biohacks for Better Sleep, Fitness & Weight Control #939Hacking Weight Loss Resistance #930Hacking Thyroid, Autoimmunity & Aging #918Hacking Inflammation #915Hacking Your Gut Microbiome #908Hacking Menopausal Weight Gain #904Hacking Eyesight #895WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS, CHECK THEM OUT!Control Blood Glucose: https://pendulumlife.com, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipmentIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusCapture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/30/202229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #26

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.• Gut bacteria convert vitamin A to retinoic acid• Low-carb diets contribute to depression • Lifestyle affects cognitive health more than age • More bad news about America’s obesity epidemic EPISODE SPONSOR: Sleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com, use code DAVEVIP to get an exclusive discount. Learn more: Mattress Smarts 101 for High-Performance Sleep – Jack Dell’Accio – #875.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/26/202210 minutes, 41 seconds
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Nillion Gives Crypto & Data Security a Human Upgrade – Conrad Whelan : 971

Dave Asprey partners with Nillion as an advisor and investor.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll learn about the frontier of web3 and privacy and what happens to your private data (both on blockchains and in general). You’ll also find out how and why the future moves away from transactions (blockchain) and into computations (multi-party computation). Think about where you store your identity and your deepest digital secrets. The current solutions aren’t great — in web2, the Big Tech 'old guard' has been quietly storing and monetizing your data for over a decade, and in web3, blockchains aren't designed to handle private data. A new algorithm, Nillion, inspired Conrad Whelan (the Founding Engineer of Uber) to come out of early retirement and do something about this. This conversation looks at the data you unassumingly give away freely, and how it’s captured, held and used/computed on without your consent by large companies and other parties. Conrad believes in a future where your sensitive data and digital secrets can be fully controlled by you (and you alone) using web3 technology. This means you’d be the final gatekeeper of your data with the power to authenticate, authorize and use it as you see fit.Conrad’s building that future as Nillion’s Founding Chief Technology Officer. His background includes electrical and computer engineering. He worked in the fields of computational electromagnetics before joining Uber as Founding Engineer. He’s developed, tested, deployed and architected software projects at all levels of the software stack as both an engineer and an engineering manager.In 2016, he retired to focus his efforts on philanthropy and personal passion projects while keeping an eye on the tech world. The promise and potential global impact of Nillion enticed him out of retirement and into the company’s CTO role. What Conrad is building at Nillion aims to:render both computational encryption and centralized storage of private data obsolete;fundamentally change the way private data is stored and processed;offer alternative non-blockchain ways of using decentralized nodes;serve as a ‘Meta Layer’ that provides new and additional functionality to existing blockchains; andenable a host of new real-world applications on its native public network (the Nillion Network).Whatever your level of tech understanding, this discussion offers critical insights about the next big move in decentralized computing and data privacy.Find more info in the show notes on this episode's webpage: https://daveasprey.com/conrad-whelan-971/WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Capture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/25/202247 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Regenerative Systems Save the Soil, Animals & You – Robby Sansom : 970

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll learn why regenerative methods for taking care of soil and raising animals provide a solution that creates food sovereignty, improves human health, and helps reverse climate change. Previous episodes of this podcast featured regenerative farming and soil conservation topics. Dave Asprey keeps the conversation going because when you know what’s happening and what companies are doing about this problem, you can be informed and take action to support regeneration efforts in your own way.Robby Sansom, co-founder and CEO of Force of Nature, joins the show to talk about the new developments igniting real change. His roots run deep in the natural food community, caring for soil and caring for animals. He spent much of the last decade studying regenerative agriculture at ranches all over the world. Through this education, he helped found the Austin, Texas-based regeneratively sourced meat company, Force of Nature. The company’s building brand new global supply chains of grass-fed and regeneratively managed livestock. Force of Nature works in partnership with land stewards, ranchers and farmers committed to creating a positive return on the planet. There’s an undeniable sense of urgency about the state of soil and its ability to provide enough food for a growing population. Over more than a hundred years of conventional farming and ranching depleted land and disrupted natural ecosystems. These harms (have and continue to) adversely affect animal and human health. Force of Nature focuses on repair and regeneration—in their own operations and by educating farmers and ranchers from homesteaders to big corporations.In spring 2022, Force of Nature hosted a What Good Shall I Do? event about learning and leading with regenerative intent. This educational forum hosted several dozen speakers from soil scientists to leaders in the regenerative movement to individual farmers and ranchers. By providing information, resources and tools, conventional farmers and ranchers can make the switch to regenerative methods. And farmers and ranchers who already use regenerative methods can improve and have even more impact.You can get involved, too! In this episode, Robby talks about the true cost of meat and gives tips on what to look for in your own local grocery and how you can support regenerative agriculture and ranching in a way that aligns with your own values. Every small step toward change contributes to a larger movement.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Visit https://forceofnature.com and use code dave10 to get 10% off your first order.DON’T MISS THIS! Force of Nature will be providing meat at select 8th Annual Biohacking Conference events coming up in September. Get your ticket.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/24/202258 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Prebiotic Fiber Makes a Gut-Friendly Bread – Uprising Food : 969

Uprising Food sponsored this podcast. Dave Asprey partners with Uprising Food as an advisor and investor.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll learn about bread that’s better for your body—and the important role of prebiotics and fiber in that equation. You’ll also find out about the science that supports new ways of creating bread products—what works and why it works. And you’ll get a look further into the food system and how to adopt solutions with real benefits for your energy and lifestyle.A 5+ year biohacker, intermittent faster, and cyclical keto devotee joins the show to talk about innovations in bread as you know it. William Schumacher, co-founder and CEO of Uprising Food—aka—”The Loafer and Chief”— traded in corporate life as a former Procter and Gamble marketer to sift through the disinformation to de-villainize bread and create products that taste good and work in synergy with your body.With all the gluten-free and alternative breads out there competing for attention, what made Uprising stand out to Dave Asprey? Simple. Uprising took action to:tackle the foundational things that give people disproportionate bang for their buck when they eat the products day in day out. figure out what’s NOT in the product. Most products are loaded with things that are doing damage and there’s a big-time cost. eliminate gluten and other inflammatory ingredients.choose ingredients that would produce a tasty, functional product and work in the gut to enable inside out transformation.partner with artisanal bakers willing to experiment with baking methods and ingredients. The star ingredient? Psyllium. In this conversation, you’ll get all the details on prebiotic fiber and the benefits of activated psyllium, a bio-active polysaccharide.Research done at Wright State University Microbiome Labcompared Uprising Food bread with traditional bread. Early results show that Uprising’s prebiotic bread makes nice with gut microbiota.Curious about bread again? Check out the Uprising Food “Toast Cleanse,” affectionately known as “72 hours to digestive deliverance.” This 3-day protocol includes super toast combinations and levels of bread eating designed to overhaul your microbiome. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: www.uprisingfood.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get $10 off the starter bundleExcited about bread that’s better for you? Learn how you can invest in Uprising Food here. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Structure Water Molecules; Achieve Body/Brain Coherence: https://analemma-water.com, use code DAVE10 for 10% offExperience the High Life with Infrared Therapy: https://higherdose.com, use code HUMAN10 for 10% off Mattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/24/202248 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ancient Healing Arts for Your Modern Life – Shaman Jorge Hachumak : 968

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... … you’ll learn about shamanism, “spiritual minimalism” and how traditional healing arts connect so profoundly to the natural world. This conversation also explores distinct themes of consciousness, the soul, and deep respect for plant medicine and Ayahuasca ceremony. The guest, Shaman Jorge Hachumak, is a Peruvian of Spanish descent who’s made a winding journey into shamanism as a healer. After receiving a European education, he became a practitioner of Chinese Qigong in old Lima’s (Peru) China Town. After a successful career in tai chi competition, he worked with elderly patients in hospitals in Northern Peru. During this time, he was taken under the wing of native shamans, witches and herbalists who spent years teaching him the ancient healings. He learned ancient Peruvian medicine arts (not from the Incas, but from the North Coast and the Northern jungle of the Amazon).He now moves seamlessly between perspectives, having one foot firmly in the rational, scientific world and another in the spirit world.“The ancient healing arts are deep and expansive—you never stop learning, and what you learn in a lifetime will always be a small fraction of what is available to learn,” he says in his new book, “Journeying Through the Invisible: The Craft of Healing With, and Beyond, Sacred Plants, as Told by a Peruvian Medicine Man.” “I want to offer a larger picture of the Medicine Craft and to create appreciation for other important aspects that are endangered or still not well-known.”This larger picture includes influences from science, history, religion and the natural environment.Shaman Hachumak looks at consciousness as two states that lead to both deep understanding of the healing arts and deep self-reflection:Suffering Consciousness keeps us stuck in our negative waysSoul Consciousness is awakened during a ceremony or spiritual moment. Your entire being awakens, and you are shown the way to live according to the dictates of your conscience and the teachings of the spirits.He also uses his knowledge and experience to broaden people’s understanding of Ayahuasca as a powerful plant medicine. He works to protect Ayahuasca and the traditional ceremony from misuse and exploitation. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Probiotic Eases Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off  Vascular System Protection:https://arterosil.com/DAVE/, save up to 45% a 3-pack to protect your blood vessels from vulnerable plaqueHydrate with Electrolytes: https://DrinkLMNT.com/DAVE, get a FREE LMNT Sample Pack with 8 single-serving packets for the cost of shipping ($5 for U.S. customers) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/18/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 48 seconds
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What Biohacking Borrows from Shamanism – Manvir Singh, Ph.D. : 967

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll find out about the relevance of shamanism in a modern world and why high performers are turning toward shamanic practices to get ahead.The show’s guest, Manvir Singh, Ph.D., is an anthropologist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France. He studies universal or near-universal cultural practices, including music, shamanism, and witchcraft. For the past seven years, he’s conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Indonesia. He recently wrote an article in WIRED magazine titled, “The Shamanification of the Tech CEO,” noting some curious parallels.“Silicon Valley austerity continues to grow more extreme. By 2020 intermittent fasting was no longer enough, and dopamine fasting—an abstention not just from food but from any form of stimulation, including music, eye contact, and playing Magic: The Gathering—had taken off. These self-denial fads are often touted as biohacking innovations. Yet as an anthropologist who has studied austerity in some of the most remote regions of the world, I see them as part of a larger pattern: the self-shamanification of tech CEOs.”“Analyzing an old dataset of 43 nonindustrial societies, I found that shamans in 81 percent of the societies observed prohibitions on food, sex, or social contact. Given that these data were collated from reports by travelers and anthropologists, they are probably an underestimate. Silicon Valley deprivation, it turns out, is less a strange, new development and more the most recent manifestation of a ubiquitous shamanic practice.”This conversation gets into:shamanism in generalthe cultural significance of shamanshow shamanic practices have made their way into modern culturewhy humans think they need shamans—or similar “magic” or “other” beings More about Manvir Singh, Ph.D.:  Manvir earned a Ph.D. in Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and a Sc.B. with Honors in Human Biology: Evolution, Environment, & Ecosystems at Brown University. He’s received multiple awards, honors, grants and fellowships—from Fulbright Scholarship to visiting scholar and research fellow. He’s written more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and more than a dozen articles for general audiences. He gives talks domestically and internationally on the topic of shamans.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Control Blood Glucose: https://pendulumlife.com, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipmentIncrease BDNF and Support Neurogenesis: Go to https://nootopia.com/davegenius, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% offIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/16/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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How To Be Your Future Self Right Now – Benjamin Hardy, Ph.D. : 966

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll find out how your imagined future directs your behavior right now, rather than your past. You’ll learn how to manage threats to your future self, recognize truths about your future self, and how to take steps to be your future self. You’ll also gain strategies you can start using today for creating and becoming exactly who you want to be in the present moment.Benjamin Hardy, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist and author of multiple books on how to improve your mindset. He joins the show to explain how you can borrow from your future and actually be that person right now. In his newest book, “Be Your Future Self Now: The Science of Intentional Transformation,” he says, “Research now shows that a person’s past does not drive or dictate their actions and behaviors. Rather, we are pulled forward by our future.” There’s no looking back, only moving ahead. Most people, out of fear, limit their view of the future to a narrow range. Take a dangerous leap to think more broadly. Take cues from your brain.“With neuroscience, the brain is essentially considered a prediction machine,” Ben says. “So, what the brain is always doing is predicting what's going to happen, and learning is essentially just updating its sense of predictions. The brain is always anticipating the future.”Since you’re already thinking about the future, put those thoughts to use in the here and now with 21 actions  (7 threats to, 7 truths about, and 7 steps for being your future self) designed to transform yourself. For example:Offset a THREAT: Urgent battles and small goals keep you stuck. To exit the rat race of day-to-day mindset requires a shift in your focus. Face a TRUTH: Failing as your future self is better than succeeding as your current self. The more willing you are to invest in momentary loss and pain directed at a goal, the faster you’ll adapt to the level of your future self. Take a STEP: Schedule your future self. Put the important before the urgent. Once you commit to your Future Self, you’ll be required to be courageous. Choosing freedom over security is an act of courage.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Calm Your Nervous System: Give the sensation of a hug, deep relaxation and better sleep: https://balooliving.com/dave, use code DAVE for a special discountTasty Keto Bread & Chips: https://www.uprisingfood.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get $10 off the starter bundleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/12/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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Control Your Mindset with 4 Questions – Legacy Upgrade ft. Byron Katie : 965

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...…a legacy upgrade conversation with Byron Katie will have you digging deep into the work of fine-tuning your mindset. Her keystone practice, The Work, allows you to access the wisdom you already hold inside you. She explains it as a process to “clear the mind.”You’ll ask yourself four questions and apply them to a specific problem you’re facing. Going through these steps gives you perspective and a new way of thinking about what’s causing you distress. Questioning diminishes the power your thoughts have over you. And THAT leads to true freedom.Her work contains elements of therapist, a counselor or a religious leader, though she’s technically not any one of these. She’s been described as a spiritual mentor. As the bestselling author of “Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life," followed by "A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around," her inspirational guidance offers people a different way to think their thoughts so they can change their mindsets and, ultimately, their lives.Her own story of early life success that spiraled into depression, rage, addiction, and self-loathing, sets the foundation for The Work. “The thoughts like, “I’m not good enough. There's something wrong with me," which was true,” Byron explains. “It was my thinking. My thoughts were aimed out at other people. It was their fault. Then when I would say or do something, I would experience the guilt, so I had this vicious circle going of judgment, guilt, judgment, guilt. It was debilitating.”She had to save herself.  Several weeks into treatment, she woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her and four questions clearly in her mind that would lead her out of her own darkness. She’s never been able to truly explain this epiphany, nor has she evangelized it. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn't suffer, and that this is true for every human being. She simply shares The Work with people who want to make profound life changes—and has continued this path for nearly 40 years.“I have a lot of people across the globe that are saying their lives are shifting so dramatically they're unrecognizable, but I don't call it The Work for nothing,” she says. “It does take stillness. It takes silence, and it takes being courageous enough to look at the thoughts in your head without trying to change them and accept them the way they are.”WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Kickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/9/202253 minutes, 21 seconds
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Upgrade Spotlight: Cook Faster, Easier & Better With Light – Brava : 964

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...... you’re going to find out how to cook differently using an innovative kitchen appliance, Brava, that’s got some cool features that will get you excited about making your meals at home—always a good idea!First—what Brava is not. The Brava countertop cooking oven isn’t a microwave, isn’t a toaster oven, and isn’t a convection oven.Instead, it’s a device that cooks with light. Six lamps deliver exact, variable, infrared light waves to your food. Brava synchronizes and controls the amount of power each lamp emits. Simultaneously, the lamps instantly reach full power and turn off just as quickly, creating three independent cooking zones inside the chamber. The top five benefits of this cooking method include: Searing (great for your grass-fed steaks), precision, versatility, speed and quality. Brava also cooks up to three different ingredients at the same time. You can air fry, dehydrate and cook your favorite white rice in it (Bulletproof Diet approved). It’s user- and kid-friendly, so your whole family can be part of a lifestyle that prioritizes food that nourishes your body and ups your energy.Brava’s vice president and professional chef, Travis Rea, led the Brava Culinary Team in developing Brava's patented Pure Light Technology (physicists and mathematicians were in on it, too). He’s on the show to explain the technology behind Brava and how cooking with light will change your entire approach to food.Travis earned a degree in Culinary Arts at the California Culinary Academy. Prior to Brava, he headed the Food Development team at Williams-Sonoma for eight years where he developed nearly 800 private label food products. His experience also includes leadership roles at Revolution Foods and NatureBox. So, he knows the many facets of creating great food.Brava takes out the guesswork of meal planning by offering over 7,000 fully automated recipe programs. This means you can enjoy cooking more because it takes less of your time.SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: https://www.brava.com, use code DAVE at checkout to get $200 OFF any Brava set through December 31, 2022. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/6/202235 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Whole Body Vibration Hacks Fitness & Fat Loss – Tony Molina : 963

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll learn how whole body vibration works and the many ways it benefits your physiology. It’s the nexus between energy and life, says Tony Molina, a performance optimization expert.“This biohack helps you burn more calories,” he says. “It helps you increase strength and reaction time. You can improve skin and circulation, bone density, pain relief, hormonal changes, posture and balance. It's also a lifelong health and longevity partner.” He’s talking about the Power Plate. He’s a high-altitude and longevity researcher and Senior Research and Development Specialist at the company.“Whole body vibration runs off Isaac Newton's second law, so force equals mass times acceleration,” he explains. “Where acceleration is what’s being increased versus mass. And generally, we focus on the mass, whether we do any kind of strength training, we focus on holding mass or dealing with the mass or changing the mass. With whole body vibration and Power Plate, you’re focusing on the acceleration or the speed change.”Other cool things about whole body vibration:You're changing the formula from conscious effort (like conventional exercise) to subconscious (harmonic vibration).You’re experiencing multiplanar movement that creates an unstable environment that’s proprioceptively challenging. (The nervous system doesn't know what to do, which is a good thing.)Your neuromuscular spindle gets stimulated without the need for the brain even to get involved. (Cognitive confidence!) Your nervous system itself is ramping up safety signals so the brain understands what it needs to do without you consciously having to do anything.Your reflexes improve; your reaction time gets better; your ability to propriocept allows your posture to improve; and you breathe better.Listen on to find out more about whole-body vibration training, therapy, and how it can make you live longer, whatever your fitness level or ability.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: https://powerplate.com/dave to get 20% off a Power Plate® MOVE (save $659) AND a FREE Power Plate Pulse Massage Gun (valued at $249.99) WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Increase BDNF and Support Neurogenesis: Go to https://nootopia.com/davegenius, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% offA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesCooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep System See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/5/202254 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to Hack Your Metabolism and Power Your Energy – Michal Mor, Ph.D. : 962

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...…you’ll learn about the critical role metabolism plays in your body’s energy and performance. Important new science findings about human metabolic health shows how you can change your metabolism. To help you make these changes, this episode gives you practical tips and tools for measuring your metabolism and ways to manage it effectively.Guest Michal Mor, Ph.D., co-founded Lumen with her twin sister, Merav Mor, Ph.D., and three long-time entrepreneur friends nearly a decade ago. As Chief of Metabolic Health & Science, Michal’s background includes degree studies in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Physiology with an emphasis on cardiac arrhythmia. The Lumen founders set out to close the gap of what existed in the science and something people could actually use to manage their metabolic health.Both Michal and her twin, Merav, were multiple-year Ironman participants. Athletic performance—and how to improve it—influenced their work with metabolism. Four years of research and development plus more years of validation studies and beta test users went into developing Lumen.  Lumen is a hand-held device that accurately measures your metabolism through the breath. It uses a CO2 sensor and flow meter to measure the CO2 concentration in your breath, indicating if your body is in carb or fat burn.“So, this ability to shift between them, it's not only good for athletic performance it's also improving our quality of life,” Michal says. “It enables us to enjoy life to our fullest potential. It's about longevity. It's about being able to achieve our goals, not having those mood swings. This is so much more than improving athletic performance.”Lumen has accumulated a metabolic measurement database with over 20m measurements. These insights have shown how lifestyle habits affect metabolism and the body more than previously thought possible. Listen on to learn how with just one breath in the morning, you can set your metabolism course for the day and then monitor it throughout the day.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: https://lumen.me, use code Asprey50 to get $50 off a Lumen deviceWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Experience the High Life with Infrared Therapy: https://higherdose.com and use code HUMAN10 for 10% off your entire purchase.Capture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/2/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #25

In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.Tattoos can help monitor your blood pressure Device that protects against head injuries Upgrading your avocado toastWays to manage the harmful aging-inflammation duo Pee recycling does the soil goodEPISODE SPONSOR: The Eng3 NanoVi device helps repair oxidative stress damage and support the body’s natural repair mechanisms. https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/. Learn more: The Anti-Aging Science Behind the NanoVi Device – Rowena Gates & Hans Eng – #416.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/30/202212 minutes, 16 seconds
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How to Fix Your Brain When It’s Tired, Wired and Slow – Matt Gallant & Mr. Noots : 961

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... … you’ll find out why aging and stress are the major contributors to neurodegenerative diseases in your lifetime, what you can do to stave off the effects, and how you can kickstart your brain into functioning at a way higher level.You’ll also learn about:BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) and ways to increase itOptions for how you can support your brain’s neurogenesisHow certain mushrooms and collagen can be used to increase your cognitive function—so you can focus, concentrate and be more creativeHow customized nootropics can help you reach peak mental performance Matt Gallant keeps coming back on the show to introduce innovative supplements that work with your brain and body. We’ve talked about nootropics, psychobiotics, magnesium, enzymes, blood sugar, gut health and more. As co-founder of BiOptimizers, Matt makes important connections within body systems and finds unique ways to maximum human performance. After a personal health scare with his own brain, he’s turned his professional attention to hacking and upgrading the brain in as many ways as possible.Most people’s brains aren't at 100% due to many factors, he says, like lack of sleep, chronic high stress, an inadequate diet, and overuse of certain drugs and prescriptions.Mr. Noots, (scientist Mark Effinger) teamed up with Matt on this quest to support brain health and improve cognitive function. After a childhood exploring everything science, chemistry and physics, he joined the US Air Force and became an endurance athlete and bodybuilder. His life, like Matt’s, took an unexpected turn and he struggled with health issues. It took creative, performance-enhancing nutrition to get himself well. He’s now Chief Product Officer for the mind-enhancing compounds and stacks of nootropics at Nootopia and works side-by-side with Matt.Their newest product, CollaGenius, combines powerful mushroom extracts and collagen into a formula specifically to energize your brain and body. Collagen improves skin health, relieves joint issues, strengthens hair and nails, and prevents bone loss—and it also does your brain a lot of good.  And here’s what the mushrooms do for you in the right amounts. That’s the key principle—the dose creates the effect. Lion’s Mane: Boosts BDNFChaga: A natural anti-inflammatory that supports immunityReishi: Alleviates stressCordyceps: Elevates athletic performance and maximizes brain health Together, Matt and Mr. Noots continue pushing limits and finding ways to make your brain operate at its highest capacity. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERSGo to https://nootopia.com/davegenius, use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Mineral-Rich Salt with Micronutrients: https://oryxdesertsalt.com, learn more at the website and purchase through Whole FoodsA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use promo code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozenges.Isometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona Plus See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/29/202258 minutes, 21 seconds
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Psychedelic Upgrade: Finding the Right Dose & Approach – Dr. Phil Wolfson & Dr. Julie Holland : 960

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...…two psychiatric research pioneers open up about the benefits people experience from psychedelic treatments. From mental health conditions to crucial social connections, there’s a dose and approach that can work for you and with your own brain chemistry.Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Phil Wolfson, creator of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, leads patients through psychedelic psychotherapy sessions, guiding them through their past and present in an open, altered state of mind. His invaluable work is the result of an intense, many-decades-long clinical practice. He focuses on new pathways for healing depression, PTSD, addiction and other conditions.“There’s really no right or wrong with psychedelics,” Dr. Wolfson says. “It’s about how do we integrate our lives and relationship in this very difficult time with people and in our beings, and what practices we bring to this whole thing. So, it’s not just about substances.” Psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Dr. Julie Holland explains in her book, “Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul to Psychedelics,” why you need connection, how you’ve lost it, and how you might find it again. She believes psychedelics can help. Taken under the direction of a trained psychiatrist, they can catalyze a connection with the self, nature, or the cosmos.Dr. Holland’s research—with a focus on the parasympathetic nervous system—dives into how you can “turn on” and “tune in” to the brain chemistry that supports connection. At the same time, you can tamp down the fight or flight mode that derails sleep, metabolism, libido and much more. She’s leading new understanding about how your behaviors are driven by the hormones and neurotransmitters that make up good (and bad) brain chemistry, including testosterone, estrogen, dopamine, serotonin and most crucially, oxytocin. If you liked this special episode with Phil and Julie, you’ll learn even more from listening to their full podcasts on these topics:Your Guide to Psychedelic Psychotherapy – Dr. Phil Wolfson with Dave Asprey – #770Psychedelics Offer New Solutions for Social Isolation – Dr. Julie Holland with Dave Asprey – #757WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Structure Water Molecules; Achieve Body/Brain Coherence: https://analemma-water.com, use code DAVE10 for 10% offComplete Brain Nutrition with Nootropics: https://neurohacker.com/dave, use code DAVE to score an extra 15% off Qualia MindHydrate with Electrolytes: https://DrinkLMNT.com/DAVE, get a FREE LMNT Sample Pack with 8 single-serving packets for the cost of shipping ($5 for U.S. customers) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/26/202233 minutes, 48 seconds
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How Intuition Can Lead You To Your Highest Self – Joy Martina : 959

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...…Dave’s travels take him to Amsterdam where he talks with psychic psychologist Joy Martina about intuition, hypnosis and joyful learning. Here’s some of the “how-to’s” you’ll learn about in this episode:How to find the right hypnotist for youHow to identify three common misperceptions about hypnosisHow to tap into your own intuition and tune into your own wisdomHow to recognize your body’s kinesthetic channel How to learn through joyful and pleasurable experiencesHow to listen to your gut just as much as your brainHow to use your energy for goodHow to draw from the quantum field How to connect to your highest potentialHo to create big change in your lifeHow to tune into your environment How to recognize the benefit from staying stuck in old patterns and make a shiftHow to notice your triggers and react less to themHow to move from an emotionally charged attached position to a grounded, neutral state.After this episode, head into the podcast library for Joy’s previous conversation with Dave: Intuition is Not a Feeling – #574.About Joy Martina: Joy Martina, psychic psychologist and a channeler of Christallin Consciousness specializes in high-level intuitive intelligence training for entrepreneurs, business owners and celebrities. She is an author, the creator of the Christallin Oracle Training, a master hypnotist and trainer of trainers.Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountMattress Temperature Tech:https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProBusiness Growth With SEO:https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Sweden’s Herd-Immunity Approach Defied the World – Johan Anderberg : 958

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… Swedish journalist Johan Anderberg joins the show to talk about how he captured a rare moment in his country’s history during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.His book, “The Herd: How Sweden Chose Its Own Path Through the Worst Pandemic in 100 Years,” explains this unique time. In it, he gives a fly-on-the-wall account of the herd-immunity strategy that Sweden adopted during the first year of the pandemic. First, the government instituted no restrictions. Then, it declined to order that people wear face masks. While the rest of the world looked on with incredulity, condemnation, admiration, and even envy, Sweden stood alone in its decisions.“We have to value the fact that different countries do different things,” Johan says.Here’s what you’ll learn by listening:How the Swedish COVID-19 strategy veered far from what the rest of the world was doing.Why "The Swedish Experiment” has been alternately praised and held up as a cautionary tale.In what ways Sweden’s laissez-faire strategy with few restrictions worked.Differing perspectives—no judgment or right/wrong—about the actions and reactions of governments, communities and individual citizens during a medical crisis.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Save Time, Burn Fat, Build Muscle: Visit https://powerplate.com/Dave to save 20% off for a limited time and Probiotic Eases Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off  receive a FREE Power Plate massage gun with purchase Sleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com, use code DAVEVIP to get an exclusive discountSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.