Dave Asprey, Bullet Proof Executive on Bio-Hacking

Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley investor, computer security expert, and entrepreneur who spent 15 years and $250,000 to hack his own biology. Some of the topics discussed in this interview include:  Noorotropics, EQ, non-ordinary states of consciousness, perinatal psychology, Holotropic Breathwork, coffee, Epi-Genetics, sleep, sex and making babies.  Dave’s websites mentioned during the show are Bullet Proof Executive Better Baby Book.

From the Bullet Proof Executive:

What is the Art of Biohacking?

  • Hack Your Biology and Bio-chemistry for more focus, better health, and happiness
  • Use Technology to get Immediate Feedback From Your Performance, Diet, Sleep, etc.

How to Keep Your Brain From Turning Off?

  • After meetings, Dave didn’t remember half the things that happened. He began to play FreeCell, and found out some days he could play and others he couldn’t. Hence, the need to a better diet, practices, and supplements.
  • Provigil increases your ability to focus and it is profound what you can do. It is a prescription medicine. The military uses it for fighter pilots in replacement of methamphetamine to stay up for 40-50 hours.
  • Aniracetam is our new Upgraded Brain
  • MCT Oil reverses disease in studies, as seen on our podcast episode #

Sleep Hacking?

  • Sleep is controlled by the reptilian brain
  • Improve the quality of your sleep, and you can recover faster
  • More good stress and good food during the day helps you have higher quality sleep
  • After your nervous system learns, your body knows you are not going to die and will be able to sleep less.

Holotropic Breath-work

  • Imitates LSD and you experience very strong visionary state
  • Dave learned a lot about himself. Answering questions like: Why am I here? What is holding me back?

Other Topics Discussed in the Show:

MDMA & PTSD. Empowering individuals to heal themselves.

Rick Doblin, PhD founded the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in 1986 and joins Michael for a conversation about the history and effectiveness of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapeutic treatment. Essentially banned by federal law and regulation for decades, research in this promising field is resuming, with notable success in treating PTSD in soldiers using MDMA-assisted psycho-therapy. Learn more about this modality offering hope to those with this chronic illness, at http://mdmaptsd.org/.

To Diagnose or Not Diagnose: the implications are critical

Dr. Craig Weiner is back with Michael for the second podcast in the  series,“Transformational Pathways: Integrating mind body approaches to thriving not just surviving.  In this episode they examine the pros and cons of today’s paradigm of diagnosis, its health ramifications for patients, and how this art and science can be advanced through a more holistic approach instead of simply a practice in “following the algorithm” to decide which drug to prescribe.   Learn more about Dr. Weiner and his practice at http://www.ChiroZone.net/Click here to hear Part 1 of this conversation.

Seeing Patients as Whole People

Dr. Craig Weiner – currently in Chiropractic practice in Washington state, has practiced a wide variety of healing arts with a common goal – empowering individuals to heal themselves. This podcast examines a critical step in accomplishing this: seeing the patient as a whole, not just a symptom or diseases; Dr. Weiner answers the question, “What does it mean to treat the mind, body, and spirit.” This interview with Michael Ostrolenk is the first in a series titled, “Transformational Pathways: Integrating mind body approaches to thriving not just surviving. Learn more about Dr. Weiner and his practice at http://www.ChiroZone.net/.

Becoming Embodied. Somatics and Mind, Body, Integration

While training as a Jesuit priest in the 1960s, Don Hanlon Johnson, understood the importance of the body in spirituality, yet lived a disembodied existence.  In this interview with Michael Ostrolenk, Dr. Johnson recounts how he gained an awareness of the “vital reality” of the mind/body connection and how by mending this divide we can be transformed from being driven by fear and disorientation to feeling centered and grounded in our beings.  After finishing his graduate studies at Yale, Dr. Johnson went on to found the Somatics Graduate Program in 1983, located at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and author many books.  Learn more about Dr. Don Hanlon Johnsons work at http://www.donhanlonjohnson.com.

Your Emotional Type: Key to the Therapies That Will Work for You

Michael Ostrolenk interviews Dr. Mark S. Micozzi.

Marc Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D., speaks about issues regarding mental health, integral medicine, and his new book, “Your Emotional Type,” which he co-authored with Michael Jawer.  Read more about Dr. Micozzi’s book at http://www.youremotionaltype.com/.  You can also visit http://innertraditions.com to read more about Marc as an author.

Aware, Awake, Alive: Integral Health and Human Flourishing

In his new book Aware, Awake, Alive, Elliott Dacher, M.D. hopes to inspire his readers to journey toward the full flowering of their human potential. Listen to this interview with host Michael Ostrolenk to learn what inspired Dr. Dacher, after 21 years of practicing internal medicine and seeing 50,000 patients, to develop this contemporary guide to the ancient science of integral health and human flourishing. Dr. Dacher and Michael discuss the four main sections of this owners manual for the soul: the vision, the path, the fruition, and the integration. To learn more about Dr. Dacher and to purchase his book, visit http://www.elliottdacher.org.

Meg Jordan, PhD, RN – Global Medicine Hunter

Joining Michael Ostrolenk on today’s podcast is Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, a woman who has motivated millions to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.  Author, speaker, international health journalist, registered nurse and a clinical medical anthropologist, Meg is one of the most recognized names in health and wellness reporting.  She is Department Chair and Professor of Integrative Health Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Her favorite pursuit is being the Global Medicine Hunter for syndicated radio, TV and Internet programs. Meg searches the globe for healing remedies, traveling to remote and exotic places, confirming the best of traditional practices with modern science.  Learn more about Meg at her website www.MegJordan.com.

Introduction to Integrative Medicine with Doctor Len Saputo.

“Traditional” allopathic medicine is frequently stuck in the rut of masking symptoms instead of finding and correcting the underlying causes of our medical ailments.  In this podcast with Michael Ostrolenk, Len Saputo, MD, founder of the Health Medicine Forum, discusses the benefits of the integrative medicine approach which is focused on prevention and person-centered care.  After listing to this short interview be sure to check out the additional information and resources at www.doctorsaputo.com.