Gnostic Media: An Interview with David Asprey, pt. 2 – “The Bulletproof Mind and Body” – #169


This episode is with an interview with David Asprey, part 2, titled "The Bulletproof Mind and Body" and is being released on Sunday, July 21, 2013. This interview with David was recorded on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Dave uses a combination of nutrition, nervous system training, and anti-aging technologies to improve the performance of the human body and mind.
Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley investor, biohacker, and entrepreneur who spent 15 years and $250,000 to hack his own biology. He upgraded his brain by more than 20 IQ points, lowered his biological age, and lost 100 lbs without using calories or exercise.
The Financial Times calls him a "bio-hacker who takes self-quantification to the extreme of self-experimentation."
His writing has been published by the New York Times and Fortune, and he's presented at Wharton, the University of California, and Singularity University.
Dave has been covered on video on CNN, ABC News, Nightline, Forbes, and MSNBC. In print, he's been featured in Men's Health, Forbes, Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, and Vogue.
Dave's Bulletproof Executive blog was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of more than 120 world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $250,000 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?
Knowing this leads to being bulletproof, the state of high performance where you take control of 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 jerk. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way. Technology has changed the rules.

Your orders from this link help to support Gnostic Media:

Bullet Proof Coffee Recipe:

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

  • Start with 4-500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with my mold-free Upgraded Coffee beans. (Why this is important)
  • Add 2 Tbs (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
  • Add 30 grams of MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (this is 6 times stronger than coconut oil, your next best choice)
  • Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (It doesn’t work well if you mix it with a spoon)

It’s really fast and easy to prepare. Realize salted coffee is a crime. Do not do this with salted butter. Bleah.

Kerrygold butter or another grass-fed brand of butter really matters because corn or soy-fed cows don’t make butter with the same fats. Those butters don’t blend well, don’t taste good, and don’t make you feel Bulletproof.

Grass-fed butter is much healthier than other butter. It doesn’t make cholesterol levels worse, it optimizes them! Starting your day with grass-fed butter will give you lots of energy and it will give your body healthy fats that it will use to make cell walls and hormones.

If you’re like most of my friends who try this, your body is so starved for healthy fats that you feel like you can’t get enough. It will take your body a week or two to fully turn on its fat digestion systems when you switch to a high healthy fat breakfast of Bulletproof coffee. If at first it is a little too rich, try using less butter at first and build up to the amount you like. Taking a betaine HCl or digestive enzyme supplement with your coffee will also help your body digest the butter.

Try this just once, with only 2 Tbs of butter, and have nothing else for breakfast. You will experience one of the best mornings of your life, with boundless energy and focus. It’s amazing.

After one drink of Bulletproof coffee, you’ll never be tempted to eat fat-free, insulin-raising, fat-storing toast and oatmeal breakfasts again!

P.S. If you benefit from this post, I’d really appreciate it if you tried my Upgraded Coffee beans. I created them for maximum mental performance and health, and they work, costing $2 more than Starbucks normal beans, and less than their “Reserve” coffee. The proceeds support the research that gets published on this site, and your brain really will notice the difference. Thank you.

P.S.S. Thanks for linking here if you write about Bulletproof Coffee! Bulletproof is a registered trademark for my small company. If you want to use it, just ask!

Information on mycotoxins in coffee:

Delicious guinea pigs: Seasonality studies and the use of fat in the pre-Columbian Andean diet

Audio only version:

  26 comments for “Gnostic Media: An Interview with David Asprey, pt. 2 – “The Bulletproof Mind and Body” – #169

  1. Steven Ellis
    July 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I’m 63 years old, retired career active Army, coffee drinker all my adult life. After retiring from the Army, I promised myself I would drink only high-end, quality coffees, like Starbucks, to make up for all the nasty Army Joe I consumed over 20 years. I consider myself somewhat of a coffee conniseur.

    I must say, Bullet Proof coffee is in a class by itself for both flavor and cognitive enhancement (the wake-up effect). It is smooth on the palate as well as in the brain and nervous system: none of the jitters which other coffees give as part of the stimulation package. It brings me a calm clarity of mind which no other coffee has ever given me.

    I’m a traditional black coffee man, no cream, no sugar, just give it to me straight, but I took a chance on adding a Tbsp of Bullet Proof high octane MCT oil to my 1st cup of the day, and man, oh, man, my wife and I are dumbfounded at what we’ve been missing. Laurie can enjoy the Kerry Gold Butter in her coffee, because she, unlike me, can tolerate lactose. She’s raving about it too. After buying my 1st pound of bullet proof coffee, I returned for the 5 pound purchase and hope to never run out of my personal supply.

    When friends and family come to the house, my 1st order of business is to turn them on to the bullet proof experience. Mr. Asprey, your product is a game changer which speaks for itself. Thank you so much for making it available and not hoarding it, and thank you, Jan Irvin, for making his information and the results of his research available to us.

    • Jan Irvin
      July 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      Hi Steven, make sure that you’re eating raw dairy. Normally lactose intolerance is caused by pasteurized milk and not whole, pure, unadulterated milk. When milk is pasteurized the lactate is remove/destroyed which is what causes you to be lactose intolerant. 1) Try raw butter, or 2) go ahead and try the Kerrigold. Normally butter itself the fat in it never reaches a high enough temp to damage the lactate. Your body must have lactate to process the lactose. But I would try it at least once with the Kerrigold, see what happens, and if you have a reaction then go straight to raw only butter. I’d be very surprised if you had the problem then.

      • Steven Ellis
        July 25, 2013 at 1:02 am

        Jan, you’re right. I did the Kerry Gold (a small pat) with my Bullet Proof coffee, and didn’t react! Hooray! A whole new world has opened up for me. Dr. Wallach says lactose intolerance is induced by lack of healthy salt in the diet. I, being a cardiac nurse, have always avoided salt. Well, the Cl in NaCl (sodium chloride or salt) combines with the H in H2O to form HCl, which is Hydrochloric acid, the primary digestive acid in the stomach. People low in HCl don’t digest lactose well. So I’m consuming Celtic Gray sea salt and Himalayan pink salt. Now, thanks to you (and Laurie, my wife), I’ve taken the dare and found I can safely consume another healthy fat. Thanks.

  2. James
    July 24, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Nice follow up interview, and great series. I’m a fan of Dave’s but sometimes it’s a bit annoying when he says he doubts the players behind eugenics and social engineering had any evil intent, or were aware of what they were doing. Especially when a little research and or look at some primary documents clearly shows they did. Maybe he doesn’t want to be labeled as a conspiracy theory guy by the sheeple, protecting his image from the herd? What’s your thoughts Jan? He hasn’t done the research? Doesn’t want to know about it? Or trying to avoid anything that can be seen as controversial?

    • Jan Irvin
      July 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

      It’s always the grammar before logic. I did give him the trivium, so let’s see if he figures out how to incorporate it into his brain hacks. I did note the documents on screen that disprove him though.

      • James
        July 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        Haha, yeah I did see those inserts. Nice touch.

  3. Thomas Dean
    July 24, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Funny he mentioned Christoper Ryan. I read about half of that book Sex at Dawn and I couldn’t finish it. I welcome the premise, but I thought it was poorly executed. I don,t have it anymore so I can’t do an inductive argument as to why, nor do I want to.

    There used to be a review for the book on Amazon that had 100+ comments with facinating discussion that persuasively discrets Ryan, Ryan himself even chimed in about five or ten times in those comments. But now I can’t find it. Another one of the things the discussion showed was that that co-author woman probably didn’t contribute anything and just is on the cover to add credibility to such a topic that men would be interested in.

    • Thomas Dean
      July 24, 2013 at 7:05 am

      Forgot to add…

      I have to say though, I agree whole heartedly about the less you ejaculate, the better ( I would add that masturbation and pornographie are very detrimental too).

  4. John Foamhead
    July 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Can you give any other alternatives for gras-fed butter and MCT oil? There is no way that I can get those ingredients where I am.

    • Ian Vecmanis
      July 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Here is an excellent source for grass fed ghee (clarified butter).

      • Raimonds Jeluskins
        July 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm

        That site only delivers within north America only. Ordered all the stuff from ebay and Amazon EU, boy oh boy how much I paid, 120$ total for “Bulletproof Coffee Upgraded Coffee”, “MCT Oil for Bulletproof Coffee Upgraded 400ml” and “Purity Farms, Organic Ghee Clarified Butter, 13 oz”.

        • Jan Irvin
          July 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm

          Let us know how it goes for you. That is pricey.. I buy some of the stuff from him and some elsewhere, but clean coffee I’m finding is very important.

  5. Casey Borchert
    July 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you Jan and David for part 2!

    Does anyone have any suggestions for good ceramic cookware? Very interesting to hear that David does not like cast iron. That’s all we use but i hate the taste it gives the food and im happy to hear of better option.

    Again, thank you for the great interview,

  6. Jan Irvin
    July 30, 2013 at 10:09 am
    • Andrew
      July 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      ‘We’, in a discussion, more or less, ‘exposed’ this in the comments section of your last interview with Asprey.

  7. Casey
    September 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Organic Valley’s Pasture Butter is avail for a limited time.

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