The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

Dave Asprey

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For a decade, Dave Asprey, “the father of biohacking,” elevated what you knew about the capabilities of your mind and body across a thousand episodes of Bulletproof Radio. Now, he’s evolving it even further in his plan to upgrade humanity. You’re invited to expand your knowledge, explore your own performance and embrace possibility with The Human Upgrade™.

You’ll meet bright thinkers and radical doers who push the boundaries of science, technology, personal development, and human performance in every way imaginable. You’ll learn from experts around the world who elevate what it means to be human.

Every guest you listen to, every topic you learn about, every new idea you discover on this podcast moves you forward.

Join The Human Upgrade™ with Dave Asprey on this next evolution to upgrade your mind, body and life. 

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1015 episodes

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 https://www.amazon.com/Your-Future-Self-Now-Transformation/dp/1401967574/,” 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: __ __ 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 discount TASTY KETO BREAD & CHIPS: https://www.uprisingfood.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get $10 off the starter bundle See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 7m
Aug 12
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 https://thework.com/books/," followed by "A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around https://thework.com/books/," 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 plan MATTRESS TEMPERATURE TECH: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code DAVE to SAVE $250 on the Pod Pro See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53m
Aug 09
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 https://shop.brava.com/?, 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 . 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 https://shop.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.

35m
Aug 06
Challenge Your Nervous System with Whole Body Vibration – Tony Molina – #963 : 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 https://powerplate.com/pages/power-plate-move-partner?partner=pp-upgrade21&utm_source=2163&utm_medium=partner. 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: __ __ 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 https://powerplate.com/pages/power-plate-move-partner?partner=pp-upgrade21&utm_source=2163&utm_medium=partner 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% off A CLEANER NICOTINE ALTERNATIVE: https://lucy.co https://lucy.co/, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozenges COOLER 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.

54m
Aug 05
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 https://lumen.me/shop?discount=Asprey50 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 https://lumen.me/shop?discount=Asprey50, use code ASPREY50 to get $50 off a Lumen device WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! EXPERIENCE THE HIGH LIFE WITH INFRARED THERAPY: https://higherdose.com https://higherdose.com/ and use code HUMAN10 for 10% off your entire purchase. CAPTURE LIFE FORCE ENERGY: https://leelaq.com https://leelaq.com/, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewide BUSINESS GROWTH WITH SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com 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.

1h 6m
Aug 02
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. __ __ EPISODE SPONSOR: The Eng3 NanoVi device helps repair oxidative stress damage and support the body’s natural repair mechanisms. https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/ 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.

12m
Jul 30
How to Fix Your Brain When It’s Tired, Wired and Slow – Matt Gallant & Mr. Noots – #961 : 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: __ __   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 https://bioptimizers.com/, 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 https://nootopia.com/ 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.  __ __   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 LISTENERS Go to www.nootopia.com/davegenius http://www.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 https://oryxdesertsalt.com/, learn more at the website and purchase through Whole Foods A CLEANER NICOTINE ALTERNATIVE: https://lucy.co 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 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.

58m
Jul 29
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 http://philwolfsonmd.com/, 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 https://www.naturalmood.com/ explains in her book, “Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul to Psychedelics http://www.harperwave.com/book/9780062862884/Good-Chemistry-Julie-Holland/,” 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: __ __ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! STRUCTURE WATER MOLECULES; ACHIEVE BODY/BRAIN COHERENCE: https://analemma-water.com, use code DAVE10 for 10% off COMPLETE BRAIN NUTRITION WITH NOOTROPICS: https://neurohacker.com/dave, use code DAVE to score an extra 15% off Qualia Mind 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)  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33m
Jul 26
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 https://joymartina.com about intuition, hypnosis and joyful learning. Here’s some of the “how-to’s” you’ll learn about in this episode: __ __ After this episode, head into the podcast library for Joy’s previous conversation with Dave: Intuition is Not a Feeling – #574 https://daveasprey.com/joy-martina-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% discount MATTRESS TEMPERATURE TECH:https://www.eightsleep.com/dave https://eight-sleep.ioym.net/c/2322188/607199/9942?_ir=U65%7C72666a31-c1f7-11ec-ac90-ed41b6211ac1%7C1650602905777&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eightsleep.com%2Fdave&stat=1&_ir=U67%7C5b9102db-d094-11ec-9182-9180cb38c2fb%7C1652229292857&stat=1&_ir=U68%7C03b2bebb-e14d-11ec-aa4a-4b8344700bdf%7C1654054587282&stat=1&_ir=U68%7C6b6b45f7-f9b2-11ec-8ade-31d89edabd5a%7C1657060275364&stat=1&_ir=U68%7Cd6c0279b-084b-11ed-8238-4b1c4d6465c2%7C1658392343634&stat=1, use code DAVE to save $250 on the Pod Pro BUSINESS GROWTH WITH SEO:https://www.stephanspencer.com 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.

1h 4m
Jul 21
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 https://www.amazon.com/Herd-Sweden-Chose-Through-Pandemic/dp/195035489X,” 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.  __ __ “We have to value the fact that different countries do different things,” Johan says. Here’s what you’ll learn by listening: __ __ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! SAVE TIME, BURN FAT, BUILD MUSCLE: Visit HTTPS://POWERPLATE.COM/DAVE https://powerplate.com/Dave to save 20% OFF for a limited time and PROBIOTIC EASES STRESS: HTTPS://WWW.OMNIBIOTICLIFE.COM/DAVE 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 https://myessentia.com/, use code DAVEVIP to get 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.

42m
Jul 20
Hacking Deep Sleep – Interventions With Dave – George Hanna : 957

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...​  … Dave talks with George Hanna about how to get better deep sleep. George says he’s been health and fitness buff for most of his life. Now in his early 60’s, he’s adopted much of the biohacking lifestyle, including sleep hacks. Yet, deep sleep continues to elude him. He and Dave get into factors that could be messing with his circadian rhythm, like temperature, light, overtraining, heart rate variability, glucose monitoring, blood sugar and more. They also go over potential tweaks to: __ __ If you struggle with sleep or simply want to learn to fine-tune the sleep you’re getting, take a listen to this episode for tips and resources. Listen to the other episodes in the Interventions With Dave series and don’t miss the “Links & Resources” section on the episode web page: https://daveasprey.com/intervention-george-hanna-957/ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS, CHECK THEM OUT! NAD+ FOR BRAIN HEALTH: https://innovativemedicine.com/DAVE and save 20% SCIENCE-BACKED, MUSIC-DRIVEN BREATHWORK: Go to https://www.othership.us/dave, sign up for the app and get two weeks free. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

35m
Jul 14
How Cold Water Treats Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain – Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D. : 956

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:  __ __ You’ll also learn about science and case studies found in Dr. Harper’s new book, “Chill: The Cold Water Swim Cure - A Transformative Guide to Renew Your Body and Mind https://www.amazon.com/Chill-Water-Cure_-Transformative-Guide/dp/1797213768.” 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. Enjoy! WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! EXPERIENCE THE HIGH LIFE WITH INFRARED THERAPY: https://higherdose.com https://higherdose.com/ and use code HUMAN10 for 10% off your entire purchase. TASTY KETO BREAD & CHIPS: https://www.uprisingfood.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get $10 off the starter bundle COMPLETE SPECTRUM HEMP + CHINESE HERBS: https://radicalrootsherbs.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get 10% off. Learn more about Radical Roots on these podcasts! __ __ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50m
Jul 13
Adventure Upgrade: Going Deep Into Risk, Fear & Awe – Jill Heinerth & Bob Ballard : 955

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...  …two of the most adventurous people on the planet share what they’ve uncovered, faced and learned through exploration of the planet’s deepest waters. From discovering the Titanic to cave diving in places untouched by any other human, Bob Ballard and Jill Heinerth took risks, dove into fear, and came up for air with tremendous new knowledge. Combined, they’ve spent over nine decades searching the seas and documenting their findings.  Canadian JILL HEINERTH https://www.intotheplanet.com/ explores the underwater world as one of the greatest cave divers on the planet. She’s considered this generation’s Jacques Cousteau. She’s completed more than 7,500 dives in her career so far and dived deeper into caves than any woman in history. She became the first person to dive the ice caves of Antarctica, going further into an underwater cave system than any woman ever. She’s gone into places in the world where no one had gone before. Considered a legend in the diving community, she’s spent more than 30 years in submerged caves around the world partnering with National Geographic, NOAA, and various educational institutions and television networks worldwide. She’s also a writer and award-winning photographer and filmmaker who takes a keen interest in the health of the Earth’s oceans. LEARN MORE ABOUT JILL’S LIFETIME OF UNDERWATER CAVE DIVING IN HER MEMOIR, “INTO THE PLANET: MY LIFE AS A CAVE DIVER https://www.harpercollins.com/products/into-the-planet-jill-heinerth?variant=32205394214946.” “WE ARE CAPABLE OF SO MUCH MORE THAN WE COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE," SHE SAYS. Bob Ballard https://nautiluslive.org/ explores the vast depths of the oceans uncovering mysteries, proving theories, and revealing artifacts that tell a story about the history of humankind. An oceanographer and marine geologist, he’s led nearly 160 deep-sea expeditions and worked with the Navy on top-secret missions. His underwater career spanning more than 60 years began simply enough as a child with a love of California’s Mission Bay tide pools. He’s gone on to discover ships thought long lost (the RMS Titanic in 1985) and provide extraordinary new understandings and discoveries in marine geology, geophysics, biology, and chemistry. He’s discovered new life-forms, traced ancient trade routes, developed robots that roam the ocean floor, and opened the underwater world to kids through telepresence.  BOB'S RECENT MEMOIR CHRONICLES HIS UNDERWATER JOURNEYS “INTO THE DEEP: A MEMOIR FROM THE MAN WHO FOUND TITANIC https://www.amazon.com/Bob-Ballard-Explorers-Robert-D/dp/1426220995.” “JUST LOTS OF CRAZY THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, AND I'M STILL AT IT AND I'M NOT GOING TO QUIT,” HE SAYS. If you liked this special episode with Jill and Bob, you’ll learn even more from listening to their full podcasts, directly below. __ __ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! REPAIR OXIDATIVE STRESS DAMAGE: https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/ KICKSTART AUTOPHAGY: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any plan CONTROL BLOOD GLUCOSE: https://pendulumlife.com 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.

27m
Jul 08
Your Life, Stronger: 4 Basics, Brain Power and Belief – Legacy Upgrade ft. Paul Chek : 954

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... …a legacy upgrade conversation with Paul Chek delivers the goods on how to improve your physical, emotional and mental performance. He lays out what it takes to get into  optimal state—including a higher state of consciousness.  For more than 30 years, he’s used a unique, integrated approach to treatment and education. Paul gets back to basics and formulates practical systems that work to help you help yourself to get well. “I look at happiness, movement, quiet, and diet,” Paul says. “I get a holistic picture of their life because you can’t reduce a living philosophy below those four factors.” Paul's an expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, he’s been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed.  And he goes even further into the metaphysical realm. “The world populace due to the destruction of the environment, due to the chemicals in the environment, due to the electromagnetic pollution, due to overstimulation, due to the lack of sleep, due to the manipulation of people’s biochemistry by medical drug use, … we’re going lower and lower into our levels of consciousness, which is putting us more and more in a fight or flight state, which is making us more and more reactive.” But you  make a difference within your own life, even going into higher levels of consciousness, Paul explains. “Every human being has genius within it,” Paul says. “We can use the same technology and the same level of brain power that got us in trouble to reverse it.” This legacy episode is the full version of a 2-part episode series. Now, you can listen to the entire conversation without interruption. Paul tells it like it is—no holds barred and no BS. You’re going to learn a lot and enjoy his style! ABOUT PAUL CHEK:  Paul founded the CHEK Institute https://chekinstitute.com/ (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) in 1995. He’s a certified neuromuscular therapist and clinical exercise specialist (ACE) who’s studied with experts worldwide from many disciplines. The Chek Institute offers a broad range of educational courses that include at-home study. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! MATTRESS TEMPERATURE TECH: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave https://eight-sleep.ioym.net/c/2322188/607199/9942?_ir=U65%7C72666a31-c1f7-11ec-ac90-ed41b6211ac1%7C1650602905777&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eightsleep.com%2Fdave&stat=1&_ir=U67%7C5b9102db-d094-11ec-9182-9180cb38c2fb%7C1652229292857&stat=1&_ir=U68%7C03b2bebb-e14d-11ec-aa4a-4b8344700bdf%7C1654054587282&stat=1&_ir=U68%7C6b6b45f7-f9b2-11ec-8ade-31d89edabd5a%7C1657060275364&stat=1, use code DAVE to save $250 on the Pod Pro MUST-HAVE MAGNESIUM: https://magbreakthrough.com/DAVE, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount BUSINESS GROWTH WITH SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com 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.

1h 53m
Jul 06
Spirituality Upgrade: Exploring Energy, Experience & Reality – Deepak Chopra & Abdul Holdijk : 953

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... …two spiritual masters continue discovering new layers of and models for human experience. This combined episode covers aspects of consciousness, conscious agents, biodynamics, emotional body energy, the Enneagram, homeopathy and much more. DEEPAK CHOPRA https://www.deepakchopra.com/, M.D., FACP, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. magazine described him as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” He’s been exploring the intersection of science and spirituality for decades. Deepak’s 90th book: “Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential https://www.deepakchopra.com/metahuman,” gets into what it means to be “beyond human.” You’ll learn how to question reality, move past limitations constructed by your mind, and enter a new state of awareness. And when you realize a “reality without limits,” you’ll be able to realize your full human potential. ABDUL HAYY LAMMERT HOLDIJK http://www.h2rc2.com/index.html has followed a Sufi path for the past 40 years, studying religion and consciousness with a hefty dose of pragmatism. He lectures on topics such as Epigenetics, Neurobiology, the Enneagram, Shadow Work, Voice Dialogue, Love, Dream interpretation, Jekyll and Hyde, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, and a wide range of other topics related to consciousness and personality development.  Abdul taught at the American University in Beirut for several years, and then at the American University in Cairo for 35. His profound life story includes adventure, spirituality seeking, questioning tradition and teaching others. He also leads spiritual retreats in Lebanon, Egypt, Oman, and the surrounding region. If you liked this special episode with Deepak and Abdul, you’ll learn even more from listening to their full podcasts, directly below. __ __ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! HYDRATE WITH ELECTROLYTES: https://DrinkLMNT.com/DAVE 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)  BUSINESS GROWTH WITH SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com 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.

31m
Jun 30
Discover Your Capacity to Create, Connect & Love – Susan Cain : 952

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... ...you'll learn some surprising lessons sorrow and longing can teach you about creativity, connection and love. You’ll find out why longing isn’t passive—as most people think—but actually “momentum in disguise.” Author Susan Cain combines research, the stories of others, and memoir to explain how sadness can be your superpower. “Bittersweetness is the hidden source of our moon shots, masterpieces, and love stories,” she says in her newest book, “Bittersweet: "How Sorrow And Longing Make Us Whole” https://susancain.net/book/bittersweet/. Longing can improve your creativity and fuel a drive to express yourself. Longing coupled with pain can help you to connect to others and provide a common ground that enhances compassion and helps you feel less alone in your troubles.  Instead of hiding or shying away from feelings like sadness and longing, Susan encourages you to embrace them as part of who you are, and part of what it means to be human. This conversation gets into: __ __ DON’T MISS THESE!  __ __ MORE ABOUT SUSAN CAIN: She’s the author of “QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking https://susancain.net/book/quiet/,” which spent seven years on The New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 40 languages. Her record-smashing TED Talk, “The Power of Introverts https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts,” has been viewed over 30 million times. She’s spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She’s an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! A NEW PEPTIDE BUILDS HEALTHIER SKIN: https://www.oneskin.co https://www.oneskin.co/, use code DAVE15 to get 15% off TRIGGER AUTOPHAGY: https://spermidinelife.us/dave, use code DAVE25 for 25% off your first month’s order 8TH ANNUAL BIOHACKING CONFERENCE:  https://biohackingconference.com https://biohackingconference.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Jun 28
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #24

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.   __ __ EPISODE SPONSOR: Infrared Sauna Benefits: https://www.sunlighten.com/dave. Save up to $600 on your sauna purchase! Mention code "DaveAsprey" for discount. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

10m
Jun 24
Nutrition Upgrade: How To Be Food Flexible and Wild – Teri Cochrane & Mareya Ibrahim : 951

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... …two food experts explain the many ways your food choices influence your body systems—and what you can do differently to improve your gut function, energy and performance. Here’s a look at how essential amino acids and the right proteins can keep inflammation at bay and keep your metabolism humming. TERI COCHRANE, CN, CCP https://tericochrane.com/, went down the research rabbit hole when both her son and daughter (at different ages and for different reasons) experienced severe health problems. She not only examined nutrition in-depth, but she also investigated epigenetics and nutrigenomics  “Disruptors such as pathogens, mycotoxins, stress, amyloids and inflammatory foods work together to impair body balance,” Teri says. “We have found a direct link between amyloids, mycotoxins and these health disruptors in the acceleration of disease.” She’s developed her own methodology that integrates a multi-level nutritional approach—including biochemistry, nutrition, genetic tendencies, herbology, supplementation and counseling. As the author of the “The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended https://tericochrane.com/products/the-wildatarian-diet-living-as-nature-intended?variant=40959738413226,” Teri lays out how the malabsorption of protein, fat, and sulfur, tamper with gene expression.  MAREYA IBRAHIM https://mareyaibrahim.com/ believes in food flexibility while still focusing on a core system that works. She’s a holistic nutritionist, TV chef, podcast host, and award-winning entrepreneur and inventor with more than 25 years of experience in the food industry. She also founded Grow Green Industries https://www.growgreenindustries.com/ and co-invented the patented eatCleaner https://eatcleaner.com/ line of products. In her book, “Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive https://mareyaibrahim.com/book/,” she explains the nuances of clean eating, how to reset your taste buds, and all the ways essential amino acids keep your body functioning. “Essential amino acids are what fuel us and allow us to regulate our hormones, and flex our metabolisms, and build muscle, and all of the things that we need to be functioning human beings,” Mareya says. If you liked this special episode with Teri and Mareya, you’ll learn even more from listening to their full podcasts,: __ __ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! MEAT STICKS! ALL THE GOOD STUFF-NO BS: https://paleovalley.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get 15% off your first order FITNESS CENTER OF THE FUTURE: Check out franchise opportunities for biohackers at https://ownanupgradelabs.com https://ownanupgradelabs.com/ NAD+ FOR BRAIN HEALTH: https://innovativemedicine.com/DAVE and save 20% See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27m
Jun 24
Meat Myths: Truth, Lies and Flawed Science – Autumn Smith : 950

TWO SPECIAL OFFERS FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE!   Visit HTTPS://PALEOVALLEY.COM/HUMANUPGRADE https://paleovalley.com/humanupgrade to get your first 10-pack of meat sticks for only $4.99 + shipping. Visit HTTPS://WILDPASTURES.COM/DAVE https://wildpastures.com/dave to get a special discount for a limited time on regenerative meat delivery. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... …you’ll learn how eating meat benefits human health, including protein specifics and the clear advantages of regenerative agriculture. Today’s guest suffered from debilitating digestive issues and crippling anxiety for most of her life. Specialist after specialist told Autumn Smith nothing could be done to alleviate her physical and mental health distress. As a last-ditch effort, she turned to the power of whole foods. She cleaned up her diet with Paleo-inspired eating and improved her gut in just 30 days. The changes also decreased her anxiety, increased her mental sharpness, and discovered her inner vibrancy. That experience propelled Autumn to help others capture the power of whole foods through quality food products produced by regenerative agricultural practices. In 2013, she and her husband, Chas, along with another family member and friend, launched Paleovalley https://paleovalley.com/. They built a company dedicated to helping people get essential nutrients without added sugars, grains, and other harmful ingredients. With meat being the central focus of their business, they set out to learn all they could about production and regenerative farming. In 2018, they launched Wild Pastures https://wildpastures.com/, a regenerative meat delivery service, and recently opened Wild Pastures Burger Company https://wildpasturesburger.com/, their flagship fast casual burger restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. This conservation gets into the problems with current methods of animal agriculture and possible solutions. You’ll find out more about the nutritional differences of animal products depending on how they’re raised. Autumn says meat labels can be tricky, too, so she breaks down the jargon and tells you what to look for and what to avoid. Autumn advocates for meat’s many advantages and works to dispel the myths that continue to persist about meat consumption. From soil to farming to raising animals humanely, building community and managing economies, Autumn talks about how to make choices that are right for you and everything around you. MORE ABOUT AUTUMN SMITH: Autumn holds a master’s in Holistic Nutrition and currently is a doctoral candidate in Holistic Nutrition. She’s a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, an Eating Psychology Coach certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating https://psychologyofeating.com/, and received Soil Advocacy Training by Kiss The Ground. She hosts the popular Optimize Paleo https://paleovalley.com/podcast podcast. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! CONTROL BLOOD GLUCOSE: https://pendulumlife.com https://pendulumlife.com/, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipment FITNESS CENTER OF THE FUTURE: Check out franchise opportunities for biohackers at https://ownanupgradelabs.com https://ownanupgradelabs.com/ MUST-HAVE MAGNESIUM: https://magbreakthrough.com/DAVE, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 1m
Jun 21
Hacking Mast Cells, Hormones & Mold– Interventions With Dave – Lisa B. : 949

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...​ … Dave talks with Lisa B. about the frustration she’s experiencing with her health conditions. She says she lives a healthy lifestyle and does the “right things” and still struggles with chronic low energy. Her kids often say, “you never feel well, mom.” She agrees but finds it difficult to explain why.  Now in her early 50s, she’s had panic attacks and anxiety since childhood and has taken many types of anti-depressants throughout her life. She also struggles with OCD. She’s experienced long-time hormonal imbalances, including painful periods, acne, fertility problems, and ongoing PMS “flu” that she says takes over her life during her cycles. She suffers from aggressive seasonal allergies and has a shellfish allergy.  She’s been on Accutane, was diagnosed with Lupus in college and also diagnosed with exercise-induced urticaria and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. She got COVID in 2021. In this “Interventions With Dave” episode, Dave examines what’s going on with Lisa’s varied symptom. They discuss what’s working and what’s not, and what can help her gain more energy and control of her health. The conversation gets into a bunch of topics, like: __ __ Find biohacking tips, tools and resources particular to this episode on the episode web page: https://daveasprey.com/interventions-with-dave-lisa-b-949/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59m
Jun 18
How Minerals Combat Glyphosate’s Harm – Caroline Alan : 948

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Go to beamminerals.com/advancedset https://www.beamminerals.com/products/beam-minerals-advanced-electrolyte-micronutrient-support. Use code DAVE to get 20% off. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...  …you’ll find out how plant-based humic substances have the power to stop and reverse the effects of glyphosate damage in both humans and soil. Caroline Alan, co-founder and CEO of BEAM Minerals https://www.beamminerals.com/products/beam-minerals-advanced-electrolyte-micronutrient-support, explains how minerals provide your body systems with critical cellular support, how they get depleted and how you can replenish them. She goes even further to talk about glyphosate’s harmful effects on human health and soil health, particularly when it comes to minerals. In her former corporate career of software development and business consulting, Caroline experienced problems physically, mentally and energetically. She struggled with issues like life-long gluten intolerance, whole-body inflammation, leaky gut, chronic headaches, flat-lined adrenals and low thyroid. Her chronic health issues didn’t resolve until she began taking plant-based humic and fulvic minerals. This cellular support changed her life so dramatically, she started deep research into the science of minerals and co-founded BEAM Minerals.  Then she kept going and began to look more closely at the current problems with farming in soils that have become unproductive due to a lack of microbial and mineral content. She investigated the effects of glyphosates on soils and in the human body and found: __ __ The bottom Line? We all have glyphosates in our bodies. Here's what it can do: Suppress critical enzymes, create gut dysbiosis, chelate minerals from your system, reduce mitochondrial function, and cross and affect the blood–brain barrier. Studies also show more use of glyphosate can lead to an uptick in chronic and acute health conditions. Research finds that plant-based humic and fulvic substances offset glyphosate harm. This conversation will help you recognize symptoms of mineral depletion in your own body. You’ll get practical tips about how to use 100% bioavailable, plant-based fulvic and humic mineral supplementation in easy forms like liquids and topical spray. BONUS: FOR RESEARCH LINKS AND OTHER RESOURCES ABOUT GLYPHOSATE AND HUMIC/FULVIC SUBSTANCES, VISIT DAVEASPREY.COM/GLYPHOSATE https://daveasprey.com/glyphosate/. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! COMPLETE SPECTRUM HEMP + CHINESE HERBS: https://radicalrootsherbs.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get 10% off TASTY KETO BREAD & CHIPS: https://www.uprisingfood.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get $10 off the starter bundle 8TH ANNUAL BIOHACKING CONFERENCE: https://biohackingconference.com https://biohackingconference.com/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49m
Jun 17
How to Build a Better Brain, Brand & Business – Patrick Schwarzenegger : 947

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...  … you’ll get tips about how to lead a brain healthy lifestyle and how to keep perspective along your own entrepreneurial journey.  Activism, acting and entrepreneurship are wired into Patrick Schwarzenegger’s DNA. He thoughtfully balances each passion through his work as an Alzheimer’s advocate, actor, investor and food founder.  Patrick’s known for his trend-spotting abilities in the better-for-you food and beverage industry. He got into the fast-casual Blaze Pizza franchise when he was just a teen. That experience solidified his interest in health and wellness: “invest solely into entrepreneurs and companies that were providing Americans with the healthier alternative." He’s now an active investor and advisor to numerous brands and helps founders scale their emerging businesses to the next level. His latest venture encourages brain health at every age and supports programs, research, and lifestyle choices designed to make your brain work better. Patrick co-founded a new brain health food brand called “MOSH https://moshlife.com/” with his mom, Maria Shriver https://daveasprey.com/maria-shriver/, designed specifically to up-level your brain function. “We really want it to be a brand that was created out of a mission and out of the why, and not so much the what,” Patrick says. … “We want to be a brain health company and also educate consumers and raise money and donate that to the Women's Alzheimer's Movement. So, it's been an amazing journey.” A journey with its share of mishaps, too: “We had so many things that went wrong and that was kind of the fun part was learning about that and finding ways to fix it. That's wanting to be an entrepreneur or that's embarking on that journey, you're going to have speed bumps. You can do as much homework as you can and want and try to perfect everything before you launch, but things come out of left field every single day.” He’s on the show to discuss entrepreneurship, how to invest, how to build brands, how to hire the right people and what’s possible for high-functioning brains at every age. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! A NEW PEPTIDE BUILDS HEALTHIER SKIN: https://www.oneskin.co https://www.oneskin.co/, use code DAVE15 to get 15% off MINERALS FOR CELL FUNCTION: https://www.beamminerals.com https://www.beamminerals.com/, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off UNLOCK YOUR BRAIN WITH CUSTOMIZED NOOTROPICS:https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to save 10% on 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.

1h 5m
Jun 15
Mushroom Upgrade: Big Benefits for Human Biomes and Natural Ecosystems – Paul Stamets & Julian Mitchell : 946

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... … you’ll learn how your cells, mitochondria, immune system, sleep patterns, inflammation, nerve growth pattern, and energy levels all benefit from mushrooms. These fungi are full of compounds and nutrients that your body will love. There’s a whole lot of science behind this now. In this special podcast edition, you’ll hear how two mushroom experts are studying and harnessing the amazing powers of mushrooms for the deepest parts of human biology and the natural environment.  PAUL STAMETS https://fungi.com/, is a speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur. He’s considered an intellectual and industry leader in habitat, medicinal use and production of fungi, and he considers himself a “mycological warrior.” He’s spent over four decades in the Pacific Northwest studying and researching the world of mushrooms. Listening to him describe, decode and illuminate the workings of the mushroom world is an enthralling experience, indeed.  He says we’re intertwined with mushrooms at a cellular level. He believes that habitats have immune systems—just like people—and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement. And from neurogenesis to our microbiome to our mitochondria, fungi are linked to us. He’s also making some amazing discoveries having to do with bears, bees, butterflies and biodefense. Mycelium Just Might Save the Bees, And Us – Paul Stamets – #624 https://daveasprey.com/paul-stamets-624/ Learn more at fungi.com https://fungi.com/  JULIAN MITCHELL, https://us.lifecykel.com/ —co-founder and CEO of the Australian-based company Life Cykel—and his team work with mushrooms as innovative food sources and medicinals in Australia. “Mushrooms and mushroom-based foods are going to play a huge role in the future of food,” Julian explains. “They grow quickly requiring very little resources in terms of water, power, and land. They have an amazing nutritional profile, and of course, they are 100% natural.” … “Mushrooms are almost an uncharted continent, with infinite applications not just in food but in biotechnology.” For day-to-day use, you’ll want to go with cooked, not raw, mushrooms. For those of you who aren’t fans of eating mushrooms, there’s an option for you, too: “Having it as a tincture makes it very easy to add to a coffee, add to a tea, add to a smoothie,” Julian says. “It’s quite tasteless and at the same time micro-dosing it in small amounts straight into your mouth is a great way to have it as well and absorb it straight into your blood system.”  Mushrooms Are Your New Anti-Aging Strategy – Life Cykel #603 https://daveasprey.com/life-cykel-603/ Learn more at lifecykel.com https://lifecykel.com/ WE 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. FITNESS CENTER OF THE FUTURE: Check out franchise opportunities for biohackers at https://ownanupgradelabs.com https://ownanupgradelabs.com/ KICKSTART AUTOPHAGY: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any plan See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31m
Jun 10
Breathing Upgrade: Get It Right & Catch Some Serious Air – Patrick McKeown & James Nestor : 945

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...  … you’ll learn why every breath you take makes a difference in how your entire body functions. The way you breathe affects the quality of your life and every one of your body systems. Full stop. This goes for adults and kids alike. In this special edition, breathing experts Patrick McKeown (“THE BREATHING CURE: Develop New Habits for a Healthier, Happier, and Longer Life https://www.amazon.com/BREATHING-CURE-Develop-Healthier-Happier/dp/1630061972”) and James Nestor (“Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath-book”) approach the topic from diverse perspectives, but agree on a lot. Especially the benefits of nose breathing and the detriment of mouth breathing. They explain the biochemical, biomechanics and psychological components of how you breathe. They also present exciting new research in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology that shows how making even slight adjustments to the way you inhale dramatically influences things like: __ __ That's just the start of what you can change when you change your breathing. Big claims, yes. All true. And even bigger benefits for you. Breathing can nurture your body, center you, and rebalance you. When you start harnessing the power of your breath, you're going to feel incredibly better than you do right now.  PATRICK MCKEOWN https://oxygenadvantage.com/, an author, educator and one of the world’s leading breathing re-education experts, has researched breathing for more than two decades. Listen to more: Shut Your Mouth! Nose Breathing Improves All Your Body Systems – Patrick McKeown – #835 https://daveasprey.com/patrick-mckeown-835/ JAMES NESTOR http://mrjamesnestor.com/, a San Francisco-based science journalist, author, surfer, free diver, adventurer, and speaker, set out on a decade-long quest to find out where our breathing went wrong—and how to fix it. Listen to more: Breathing Essentials That Will Change Your Life – James Nestor – #751 https://daveasprey.com/james-nestor-751/ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! SUPPORT YOUR BODY’S NATURAL REPAIR MECHANISMS: https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/ MUST-HAVE MAGNESIUM: https://magbreakthrough.com/DAVE, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount MEAT STICKS! ALL THE GOOD STUFF-NO BS: https://paleovalley.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get 15% 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.

29m
Jun 08
Upgrade Spotlight: How a Peptide Gets Under Your Skin to Combat Aging – OneSkin : 944

SPECIALL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Go to https://www.oneskin.co https://www.oneskin.co/ and use code DAVE15 for 15% off all first-time purchases. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... …you’re listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight series based on what you told me you wanted to hear on this podcast. On one Friday each month, these shorter episodes will feature guests who’ll 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 ONESKIN https://www.oneskin.co! During this Upgrade Spotlight, you’ll learn about new products designed to target skin aging at the molecular level and promote skin and body health. You’ll also find out the science behind OneSkin’s formulas and why they are considered “daily topical supplements.” They can help you maintain functional and resilient skin as you age.  OneSkin topical supplements are powered by a proprietary peptide: OS-01, which decreases the accumulation of aged/senescent (zombie) cells in the skin. By targeting the major driver of skin aging, OS-01 has been scientifically proven to: • Repair cellular damage, including UV damage • Increase epidermal thickness • Improve barrier function • Increase the activity of genes associated with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin production • Reverse the biological age of skin “So this peptide has a very interesting profile because it's small enough to penetrate and it's super safe,” explains Carolina Reis Oliveira, Ph.D., scientist, CEO and co-founder of OneSkin. “There is no toxicity, no irritation. We've done all the recommended studies by FDA for personal care products, and, has this beautiful effect of reducing the accumulation of senescent cells, and also reduces the release of inflammatory markers, and increase the production of hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen. So, in the end, there's a molecule that has all these attributes that's very important for healthy skin, overall.” Another exciting part of this peptide work includes MolClock, the first skin-specific molecular clock, capable of reliably and accurately determining the biological age of skin. This was created by OneSkin’s team of female PhD-level longevity scientists as part of its research and development platform. Carolina relocated from Latin America to Silicon Valley in 2016 to co-found OneSkin and lead the development of the company’s disruptive skin rejuvenation technologies. She holds a Ph.D. in Immunology, along with degrees in biochemistry, stem cell biology and tissue engineering.  Her team of co-founders includes three other female scientists with additional expertise in skin regeneration, bioinformatics, genomics, immunology and molecular biology. Among them, they’ve invented numerous patents and have published nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. This episode explores exciting new information about improving skin health at the molecular level for the long-term. When you do that, your body will be more equipped to defend itself from environmental stressors and aggressors, especially with age.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29m
Jun 04
How to Manage Sugar for a Better Brain and a Longer Life – Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D. : 943

WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! CAPTURE LIFE FORCE ENERGY: https://leelaq.com https://leelaq.com/, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewide SKIN HEALTH AND HEALING: https://alituranaturals.com/shop/, use code DAVE20 for 20% off storewide BUSINESS GROWTH WITH SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com https://www.stephanspencer.com/, get a FREE consultation SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Go to https://pendulumlife.com https://pendulumlife.com/ and use promo code "DAVEVIP" to get an exclusive discount. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... …you’ll learn about emerging science that points to the effects of sugar on your gut microbiome and metabolism and the connections between sugar, your mental acuity and longevity. Biochemist and molecular biologist Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., continually searches for new ways to improve your gut health and help you live longer. As CEO and co-founder of Pendulum Therapeutics https://pendulumlife.com/, she works to turn scientific discoveries into real products that hack and heal your microbiome and its associated body systems. At Pendulum, her team identifies and isolates new bacterial strains then combines those new strains to create unique probiotics. “We really worked hard on ways to modulate post-postprandial glucose spikes through the microbiome,” Colleen says. The result? Pendulum’s Glucose Control lowers blood glucose spikes by 33 to 34% for people with type 2 diabetes. “What we didn't realize was how many people who  have type 2 diabetes were going to end up benefiting from it.” This conversation homes in on sugar management and a broad range of research that’s exploring what you can do about managing your glucose to keep up your mental acuity (less brain fog, sharper thinking) and live a longer life.  Science has discovered that as you age: __ __ In the past decade, especially, sugar dominates a lot of the conversation around diet and health. It’s been studied, substituted, moderated, restricted and demonized. With that type of focus, you lose the bigger point.   “You can't completely cut out sugar,” Colleen says. “You do need sugar. Not all sugar is bad for you all the time. Every cell in your body, except for your colon cells, need glucose in order to survive, in order to replicate, in order to perform functions. All of the things that allow you to be a human being require some amount of sugar." She wants you to know what’s happening to cause the change in metabolic processing as you age and what you can do about it, like: __ __ “I'm a scientist, so I'm always going to say more data is better,” Colleen explains. “[Especially] when you're trying to make improvements and you're making these micro-adjustments in your life, and you want to understand what impact are they having.” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Jun 03
How 5 Self-Coaching Steps Get You to Your Goals – Jason Goldsmith : 942

WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! HYDRATE WITH ELECTROLYTES: https://DrinkLMNT.com/DAVE 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)  CONTROL BLOOD GLUCOSE: https://pendulumlife.com https://pendulumlife.com/, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipment MATTRESS TEMPERATURE TECH: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave https://eight-sleep.ioym.net/c/2322188/607199/9942?_ir=U65%7C72666a31-c1f7-11ec-ac90-ed41b6211ac1%7C1650602905777&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eightsleep.com%2Fdave&stat=1&_ir=U67%7C5b9102db-d094-11ec-9182-9180cb38c2fb%7C1652229292857&stat=1&_ir=U68%7C03b2bebb-e14d-11ec-aa4a-4b8344700bdf%7C1654054587282&stat=1, use code DAVE to save $250 on the Pod Pro IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...  …you’ll learn how to connect the principles of self-coaching to biohacking. You may already be doing some things, but this topic will help you fine-tune your approach in simple, yet powerful, ways. High performers typically know the value of coaches: experts who can train them and guide them toward goals. But what if you could become  coach?  Podcast guest Jason Goldsmith emphasizes the value of combining the mental and physical aspects of human performance. He knows, too, that it’s important to learn to coach yourself to achieve any kind of life success you go after. Self-coaching doesn't mean you do it all on your own, it means that you take charge of yourself, for yourself. This episode brings these concepts together so you can be in charge of yourself and be confident and purposeful when making decisions.  A globally recognized performance coach and founder of Goldsmith Performance, Jason’s best known for his work with golfers, from junior, to amateur to professional skill levels. He also coaches athletes from other major sports, as well as Fortune 500 executives. He’s distilled his knowledge and partnered with David Novak, cofounder & former CEO and Chairman of Yum! Brands (owner of 45,000+ restaurants) to present sports and business coaching for high performance. They’ve created a practical guidebook for you to learn how to be your own best coach: “Take Charge Of You: How Self Coaching Can Transform Your Life and Career https://www.amazon.com/dp/1646870611.” This conversation covers strategies to develop an understanding of who you are and what drives you. “That is a crucial part of choosing your SBT (single biggest thing): it should feel big, important, impactful, even aspirational,” Jason says in his book. “There is a difference between setting a goal and choosing a destination.” You can outline a process with that knowledge that sets you up for success. And then add in something you may not have considered:  “Joy is a critical ingredient, and I don't think enough people have enough joy in their day-to-day life,” Jason says. “It’s really important for people to know what it is that brings them joy and what are the things that diminish their joy. So, if I was able to biohack my day, what are the things I do every single day that make me feel the best possible version of myself? But then what are the things that get in the way of that joy? And then how do I eliminate those joy blockers and have more of those joy builders?” You’ll find out how in this episode!  “Take Charge of You” includes do-it-yourself lessons, stories, tips, and questions to ask yourself to track your personal growth and professional development. You can follow this blueprint for self-coaching, no matter what your goals may be. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 6m
Jun 01
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #23

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. __ __ EPISODE SPONSOR: Infrared Sauna Benefits with Sunlighten. https://www.sunlighten.com/DAVE. Save up to $600 on your sauna purchase! Mention code "DaveAsprey" for discount. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

17m
May 27
How to Slow Down Your Biological Aging – Morgan Levine, Ph.D. : 941

WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! SKIN HEALTH & HEALING: https://alituranaturals.com/shop/, use code DAVE20 for 20% off storewide DIGESTION & IMMUNE FUNCTION: https://justthrivehealth.com https://justthrivehealth.com/, use code ASPREY to get 15% off BUSINESS GROWTH WITH SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com https://www.stephanspencer.com/, get a FREE consultation IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...  …you’ll learn how biological age, rather than chronological age, is the primary risk factor behind diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, strokes, even Alzheimer’s. Scientific discoveries show chronological aging may be written in the epigenome, those chemical tags attached to your DNA that control the way DNA operates. We’re finding out more about both types of aging because of scientists like Morgan Levine, Ph.D., a leading voice in the field of aging and longevity science. She focuses her research on the science of biological aging, emphasizing health span over lifespan.  “If you take the difference between someone’s biological age and chronological age, it should predict the things we care about, the actual things we're trying to prevent—so death, disease,” she says.  She’s an assistant professor of pathology and the Director of the Laboratory for Aging in Living Systems https://www.morganlevinelab.com/ at Yale University School of Medicine. Her team looks at using bioinformatics to quantify the aging process and test how lifestyle and pharmaceuticals alter the rate of aging.  She’s also a founding Principal Investigator at Altos Labs https://altoslabs.com/, a biotech company that focuses on cellular rejuvenation programming to restore cell health and resilience. Today, she’s going to talk about the science of aging and longevity explored in her new book, “True Age: “Cutting-Edge Research to Help Turn Back the Clock https://www.amazon.com/True-Age-Cutting-Edge-Research-Clock/dp/0593329287.” Three main drivers—health behaviors, recent stressors and adversity, and genetics—determine your biological aging. She shares how to measure your own biological age and why you should track your aging regularly.  This conversation gets into topics and makes them make sense for your own aging, like: __ __ Morgan gives great takeaways on how you can make lifestyle changes to maintain your youthfulness—both inside and out—with low-risk, data-driven biohacking.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 6m
May 27
How Focus and Attention Powers Your Mind – Amishi Jha, Ph.D. : 940

WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! TRIGGER AUTOPHAGY: https://spermidinelife.us/dave, use code DAVE25 for 25% off your first month’s order MEAT STICKS! ALL THE GOOD STUFF-NO BS: https://paleovalley.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get 15% off your first order SLEEP BETTER ON NATURAL MEMORY FOAM: https://myessentia.com https://myessentia.com/, use code DAVEVIP to get an exclusive discount IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... …you’re going to find out why you’re missing 50% of your life to fractured attention and distraction and what it’s doing to your brain.  Podcast guest Amishi Jha, Ph.D. https://lab.amishi.com/, a neuroscientist and professor of psychology at the University of Miami, researches how people pay attention. She co-founded the Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative at the University of Miami and serves as its director. For more than 25 years, she’s researched the science of attention through intensive work with the U.S. Military, first responders, medical professionals, business leaders, and elite sports teams. She’s found that attention Is both your superpower  your kryptonite.  As a superpower, attention allows you to time-travel in your mind (future and past), highlights what’s important, helps you problem solve, and shuts out distractions, she explains in her book, “Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day https://amishi.com/books/peak-mind.”  When attention is compromised, it’s your kryptonite because it impacts your cognitive function, social engagement, and emotional balance, she points out. The three main forces that degrade attention include, 1) the amount of stress you’re under (and how you’re managing it); 2) being in a crappy mood; and 3) threats real or imagined. And when your attention gets fractured, you often default to tactics that fail to pull it back together. Amishi’s got great insights in her book that allow you to understand why this happening. When you know what’s going on, it's easier to find your focus. It’s absolutely possible to change your brain to become more attentive, present, and productive through mindful techniques and daily focusing practices. Amishi’s research shows that mindfulness gives you a sense of control over your mind and allows you to stop negative thinking before it hijacks your brain and body. The type of mindfulness practice you choose isn’t as important as how CONSISTENTLY you actually do it. The minimum effective dose equals 12 minutes a day, five days a week. Listen on to a conversation that gives you practical tips on how to re-capture your attention, train your brain and perform at your peak. MORE ABOUT AMISHI JHA, PH.D.: Amishi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Psychology then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of California–Davis. She completed post-doctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. She leads research on the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, resilience, and performance. Her work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and the U.S. Pentagon.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 15m
May 24