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:
David Perlmutter: The Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes
Daniel Amen: The Brain Warriors Way
David Ludwig: Always Hungry.
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.
I’m surprised to see you giving this quack any publicity. He has zero health credentials and is a darling of the alt-right.
He actually features very prominent Functional Medicine MD’s on his podcast that all attest and confirm most of his “quack” ideas. I’d do a bit more research if I were you on Dave Asprey before you start throwing out comments like this. He’s helped a lot of people and he is helping to evolve our broken healthcare system by getting more individuals/patients to start thinking for themselves.
Look forward to hearing more from him on the site this month and thanks for the opportunity to win the book.
I agree with Cristina regarding the reponse to TB. At 57 following a modified Bulletproof diet and some of Dave Asprey’s products I have never been healthier, lean and energetic. His research is documented and available to anyone who looks for a deeper understanding. My MD didn’t get me great lab results. Dave’s advice did!
Anyone who thinks Dave Asprey is a quack, should unhook from the Kool-aid drip. I listen to Bulletproof radio while working and his guests are all in the top of their field. I am proud to call myself a bio-hacker and at 45 years old am in the best shape of my life. Thanks for featuring Dave this month!
Do your research, TB, or better yet, read his books. He is not a quack.
Thank you for featuring Dave Asprey as guest editor. His research has changed my life for the better.
I am an open minded Neurologist, former Air Force Flight Doctor and newly self appointed Buddhist who treats complicated neurological conditions with both conventional and alternative treatments. I have studied these subjects my entire life in great detail and after intense training. I have listened to Dave Asprey’s podcasts before in hopes of learning more about cutting edge treatment and research. While he does have an occasional guest that is breaking new ground. I strongly agree that he is a QUACK without any training on vetting new information and is basically trying to sell products like many Snake Oil Salesman throughout human history.
I would have to say that I have observed DA for several years and had been on the fence as much of his ideas/materials/discoveries etc are very *new* to many and pretty much opposite in a way of the past health mindset. As of late… I have pretty much turned my thinking around as I’ve listened, looked into and considered his suggestions and findings as well as others that are into a more Functional Medicine way of healthcare and thinking. I’m on board..at 60!
When the first dude said the world was round instead of flat, everybody thought he was a quack too! “Quack” is often just a word for people who don’t fit inside other people’s boxes. If you look at Dave’s research, it’s compelling. If you look at his results and the results of people who follow him, it’s pretty amazing. The proof is ultimately in the pudding, and if that pudding isn’t your favorite flavor, then go elsewhere. It’s all cool. However, if you are chronically ill and following mainstream Western medicine, you might need to broaden your horizons before you end up in a bad situation like I did. Mainstream “inside the box” medicine killed my brother and almost killed me….so if Dave’s a quack…he’s a d*mned healthy quack…count me in!