picking up on Podcasts is an easy way to hack a long commute or an early morning run to fit in a little quality learning – depending on the show.
One podcast that’s always on rotation for our team is April Guest Editor Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof podcast. Dave’s show is one of the most popular wellness podcasts out there and with good reason – the Bulletproof podcast hosts some of the most cutting edge health and personal development pros out there and we never come away from a show without having our minds somewhat blown. If you’re looking to tap into what’s new in self-care, brain optimization, and optimal health, the Bulletproof pod is a must.
We asked Dave to tell us five recent anecdotes from the show that have made a big impact on him recently. Here’s what he shared from five recent guests, all top minds in wellness…
Be infinitely curious.
Guest: Jay Abraham
Jay Abraham is one of the most successful executive coaches and marketing strategist in the world. He also happens to be a biohacker. This is a hugely successful guy who works hard and has accomplished a ton. And his secret is simple: “Well, the trick is not a trick. It’s an attitude. I am hopelessly and infinitely interested in all humanity – it’s always fascinating to me to interact with people on a worldwide basis.” I personally feel the same way. It’s human connection that inspires me and continues to drive my work. This episode is an invaluable resource for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Master yourself. It takes work.
Guest: Robert Greene
New York Times best-selling author Robert Greene has spent years researching the most powerful people in history and examining their psychological profiles to write the 48 Laws of Power, a book that gives the average person a set of tools to help navigate through a world filled with people who may not want you to succeed. In this episode, Robert talks about learning to control your impatience and ego before anything else. He also has some great advice about focusing on one thing – mastering one thing – before you move on to something else. “You want to hear some formula for getting everything you want and being happy, but it doesn’t exist. It takes work. It takes work.”
Ketosis can help you kick ass.
Guest: Dominic D’Agostino
Dominic D’Agostino is a neuroscientist, researcher in the fields of molecular pharmacology and physiology, and assistant professor at the University of South Florida. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on ketosis and ketogenic supplements. This episode with Dom is an excellent resource for anyone curious about the ketogenic diet and its benefits. Dom says, “I got interested in the ketogenic diet because it mimics the metabolic physiology of fasting.” Both fasting and ketosis help to balance blood sugar and hormones, which can help you shed fat without losing muscle. Cycling in and out of ketosis also keeps your cells young and gives you more energy, while suppressing your appetite.
Don’t eat for at least 12 hours each day.
(Don’t worry, this includes the time you’re asleep!)
Guest: Dr. David Perlmutter
Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and a leading expert on the impact of diet on brain health. His biggest accomplishment is educating the public about the dangers of high-carb, low-fat diets, especially when it comes to brain function. The biggest takeaway in this episode for me was the science behind intermittent fasting. The science suggests we should all have a period of fasting each day. In other words, make sure there’s 12-16 hours between your dinner and breakfast the next day. This helps with fat loss and cell regeneration – you’ll be shocked by how much energy you can get from not eating!
Get your thyroid tested!
(Sometimes feeling tired is more than just feeling tired.)
Guest: Dr. Izabella Wentz
Dr. Izabella Wentz is an innovative and solution-focused clinical pharmacist. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz led the charge in lifestyle and nutrition interventions for this very common disease! I also suffered from Hashimoto’s at one point in my life and was able to combat it using diet and lifestyle hacks, so this is a subject I’m passionate about. The biggest takeaway from this episode is that it’s not normal to feel tired all the time. Dr. Wentz explains: “The thyroid runs our metabolism throughout our whole body. Every single cell in our body has thyroid receptors. When you’re deficient in thyroid hormone, you’re going to have problems across the board. People with Hashimoto’s will feel really, really tired… It’s like apathy, like, ‘I used to be motivated, but now I don’t even want to do anything with my life. I’d rather just take a nap.’ “