Dave Asprey is one of the most fascinating people in wellness right now. Best known for popularizing Bulletproof’s unconventional grass-fed butter-spiked coffee for optimal health, Dave is leading the charge in the fast-paced world of “bio-hacking”, a term he coined himself.
Bio-hacking / (verb, noun): To use science, biology and self-experimentation to take
control of and upgrade your body, your mind and your life.
As founder and CEO of Bulletproof, Dave jumps face first into new research and protocols as they emerge. As shared through his popular podcast, Dave’s bio-hacking journey includes cutting edge treatments, dietary philosophies, supplements and protocols – mostly recently of note, his foray into stem cell injections.
Dave’s popular podcast episodes read like a are a who’s who of the wellness world and we’re looking forward to sharing all the insights Dave is letting us in on through his weekly appearance here throughout the month of April.
His new book Head Strong is all about optimizing brain health and performance, preventing disease, and breaking though brain fog, fatigue and anxiety. In celebration of the book’s launch, we’re giving away five copies below. Go ahead and rifle through Dave’s personal book shelf here (we’ve already purchased a few of his picks!), then enter to win the book yourself…
Your new book in one sentence:
Your brain works better when it runs at full power and there are a lot of things you can do to increase the power in your head.
3 other books currently on your bookshelf:
Book you’d recommend for a biohacking newbie:
The Bulletproof Diet, naturally.
One topic everyone should google:
Mitochondria (anything your body does or anything you eat).
Books for deep-vibes biohacking:
On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology by Dave Grossman
Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane
Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind by Daniel J. Siegel M.D.
First author to blow your mind on biohacking:
Dr. Amen in 1998 with Change Your Brain Change Your Life taught me that my cognitive performance was a brain hardware issue, not a moral failure. It gave me control.
Online resources you’re scouring currently:
Cultivate a group of really interesting friends, and they’ll send you all the good stuff! 90% of what I consume is shared by friends first. I spend the rest of my research time on PubMed, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, ScienceDirect, or talking with researchers directly.
Best biohack for information retention:
Jim Kwik’s methodology.
3 topics every human should learn for better quality of life:
Neurofeedback, mitochondria, cyclical ketosis.