Show cover of The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

For a decade, Dave Asprey, “the father of biohacking,” elevated what you knew about the capabilities of your mind and body across a thousand episodes of Bulletproof Radio. Now, he’s evolving it even further in his plan to upgrade humanity. You’re invited to expand your knowledge, explore your own performance and embrace possibility with The Human Upgrade™.You’ll meet bright thinkers and radical doers who push the boundaries of science, technology, personal development, and human performance in every way imaginable. You’ll learn from experts around the world who elevate what it means to be human.Every guest you listen to, every topic you learn about, every new idea you discover on this podcast moves you forward.Join The Human Upgrade™ with Dave Asprey on this next evolution to upgrade your mind, body and life. 

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Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #29
In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.Sperm that swim together increase their chances of fertilizationLate-night eating is worse than you thoughtMetabolic markers can be measured through your sweatEye movements during REM sleep could delete unwanted memoriesEPISODE SPONSOR: Humic & fulvic minerals provide critical cellular support. Go to https://www.beamminerals.com and use code DAVE20 to get 20% off. Learn more: How Minerals Combat Glyphosate’s Harm – Caroline Alan – #948.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08:14 11/25/2022
How Urolithin A Helps Create Super T-Cells & Boosts Immunity – Dr. Anurag Singh : 999
Timeline Nutrition sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… immunologist Anurag Singh, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Amazentis, joins the show to talk about urolithin A’s connection between inflammation, aging and your mitochondria. Urolithin A activates mitophagy and renews your mitochondria.  “It takes all the cellular garbage that has been accumulating over the aging process,” Dr. Singh explains. “It revs it up, so it recharges. And so now, you're cleaning your metabolic waste products much more efficiently and they become the building blocks. This is mitochondrial biogenesis, and that means newer, healthy mitochondria coming in.”This new conversation takes an exciting turn into immunity and your immune system’s two lines of defense: innate and adaptive. You’ll learn:how inflammation plus aging (AKA inflammaging) contributes to a weakened immune system and a growing incidence of cancer as you age;how inflammaging and cancer are connected to mitochondrial dysfunction specifically during the aging process; andhow to approach your immune health differently with this new knowledge.A new study recently published in Immunity looks at how immune cells fight cancer better with a focus on immune modulation, immune cell exhaustion and immune responses. “A lot of urolithin A is anti-inflammatory, but a lot of it is immune modulation," Dr. Singh says. "So, it takes a rewiring of the immune system and makes it more conducive to stopping harmful immune responses.”Watch this episode on YouTube!SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: To learn more about the benefits of urolithin A, go to https://www.timelinenutrition.com and use code UPGRADE10 to get 10% off the plan of your choice. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Go Deep on Relaxation & Sleep: https://balooliving.com/dave, use code DAVE for a special discount. Must-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount. Isometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona Plus. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:01 11/22/2022
Battling Pathogens and Building Immunity Begins In Your Gut – Dr. Robynne Chutkan : 998
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… Robynne Chutkan, M.D., joins the show to talk about a topic that’s foundational to biohacking—resilience. More specifically, resilience that starts in the gut. You’ll learn:how your microbiome continually evolves and why that matters to the state of your gut and body functions.how to strengthen the antiviral defenses located in your gut.why your body’s own ability “to resist, heal, and recover from viruses is vastly superior” to pharmaceuticals.what to do before taking antibiotics to protect your gut, as well as what you can do to rehab your microbiome after antibiotic use.“Being on the winning team when battling viruses isn’t because of good luck, or coincidence, or variations in viral virulence,” Dr. Chutkan explains in her newest book, “The Anti-Viral Gut: Tackling Pathogens from the Inside Out.” "It’s due to differences in us, the hosts, and our defenses, and those differences are what determine your outcome. Put another way: it’s less about the potency of the pathogen and more about the health of the host.”Dr. Chutkan is a Yale- and Columbia-educated integrative gastroenterologist who’s been advancing knowledge and education about gut health for decades. Nearly 20 years ago she founded the Digestive Center for Wellness to help people get to the root issue of their digestive issues and improve their gut health. Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Brain Training with Sound & Vibration: Change unwanted behaviors, reduce negative self-talk, and enhance motivation and performance. Go to www.braintap.com/dave to get 30% offMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discount.Get Fit in Five Minutes: https://www.carolbike.com, use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360) on the CAROL Bike 2.0 and a 100-day home trial.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
77:42 11/18/2022
How Sleep Tech Improves Your Performance – Matteo Franceschetti : 997
Eight Sleep sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn about the intimate relationship between performance and sleep and how you can hack both with a combination of tech and lifestyle. Matteo Franceschetti joins the show to talk about high performance—something he experienced in athletics, business and life. He was a competitive athlete in his native Italy and a race car driver across Europe. He started two clean-tech companies on two continents. He also worked at the top tier of the international legal worldThe one thing he didn’t excel at was sleep. So, he co-founded Eight Sleep nearly a decade ago to hack sleep in all the ways that fuel human potential, performance and energy.Eight Sleep mattress and mattress pad technology redesign sleep with AI and machine learning models to track your nighttime biosignals. It’s a technology that’s catching the attention of professional athletes in sports like snowboarding, CrossFit, Formula One, and many more.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.eightsleep.com/dave/ to get up to $450 off a Sleep Fit Holiday Bundle that includes the Pod 3 Cover. This is a limited-time offer. Eight Sleep currently ships within the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and select countries in the EU.Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Mattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesShield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:25 11/15/2022
Sleep Breakthroughs, Stacks & Solutions – Matt Gallant : 996
BiOptimizers sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you're going to get into bed with the topic of sleep. Pretty much everyone’s favorite. In this conversation, veteran biohacker and BiOptimers co-founder Matt Gallant returns to the show with some straight talk about how to get more and better sleep. He’s spent the big bucks—about $50K he estimates—exploring, experimenting and upgrading his own sleep. He's sharing what he now knows so you can create a sleep stack that supercharges your own energy.You’ll learn about the most common sleep disruptors and what to do about them. You’ll also learn to recognize sleep stages and how to improve your sleep pathways.This fun show uncovers the practical sleep devices, wearables, supplements and lifestyle hacks that will lull you to sleep. So many times, you’re tired and you know you want to go to sleep—and yet—your body and mind just don’t connect. The new Sleep Breakthrough makes that connection for you. And when cortisol runs amok and falsely perks you up with a second wind, you’ll know what to do. More and better sleep means you’ll be a higher-performing human. So, get some tonight!SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://sleepbreakthrough.com/dave and use code DAVE10 to get an extra 10% off. Watch this episode on YouTube!WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com/daveasprey, use code DAVE to get an extra $100 off an Essentia mattress purchase on top of Essentia’s Black Friday 25% off sale plus get two FREE organic pillows ($330 value) with mattress purchase. Through Nov. 27, 2022, only. Cooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep SystemMust-Have Magnesium: https://magbreakthrough.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get a 10% discountSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
68:50 11/11/2022
Skincare Hacks With Meteoric Results – Andy Hnilo : 995
Alitura Naturals sponsored this podcast.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…… you’ll learn about skincare ingredients that can either nourish or harm your skin. You’ll find out about standards in skin care products, what “clean beauty” means, and what to look for on product labels.Andy Hnilo, founder of Alitura Naturals, joins the show to talk about skin fitness from the inside out and why using skincare products with ingredients found in nature is the way to go. That means things like pearls, meteorites, clay, CoQ10, enzymes and more.This conversation gets into ways you can get better skin by:choosing the right nutrient-rich specialty products you can apply topically; pairing natural skin products with other biohacks, like red light;making nutrition and fitness upgrades; andexploring supplements, peptides and other wellness options.Improving skin health also means avoiding fillers and chemicals. Toxins both in skin care products and the environment tremendously impact your skin. Acne no longer drives only teenage angst. Adult acne continues to rise, with women affected more than men. Acne affects more than 50% of women between the ages of 20 and 29 and more than 25% of women between the ages of 40 and 49. (American Academy of Dermatology 2012.) Andy himself struggled with acne—so he knows the toll it takes from outside appearance to inner emotional roil. So, he searched for answers: “It was the products that I was using and then also what I was ingesting,” Andy says. “What I was putting into and onto my body.”This get-smart guide to product ingredients, environmental awareness and lifestyle tips can help you find your own skin solutions. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://alitura.com and use code humanupgrade to save 20% sitewide.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Upgrade Your Air Quality: https://hypoair.com/Dave/Capture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:49 11/09/2022
Upgrade Spotlight: Calm the Chaos, Then Drink the Water – Analemma : 994
Analemma sponsored this episode.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’re listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight series. Once a month, these shorter episodes feature guests who get right into useful information in a Q&A style. You’ll find out how to improve your energy and upgrade your performance. You’ll also get the latest knowledge about powerful tools and technologies that allow you to change your biology and the environment around you. Introducing Analemma! During this Upgrade Spotlight with Mario Brainovic, CEO of Analemma, you’re going to find out about a tool that transforms regular water into a supercharged, full-spectrum, coherent state. The kind of water you drink absolutely influences the quality of your life. You’ll learn the science behind Analemma and what it can do for your health and energy.Why water? You think you know the basics: stay hydrated daily, avoid plastic bottles and use a filtration system at home. Well, Analemma says water goes way beyond the basics—all the way down to your cellular level. You’re 70% water in body mass, but 99% water on a molecular level. You’re basically very clever water. The Analemma device—similar in looks and function to a magic wand—radically changes the state of drinking water. Environmental forces cause H2O molecules in drinking water to behave chaotically. At an atomic level, water molecules crash into each other constantly. Your body’s susceptible to that influence.“We found a way to bring order to this chaos,” Mario says. “When you swirl an Analemma through the water, what happens is that those same H2O molecules start forming a liquid crystalline structure. They start behaving harmonically. They, colloquially speaking, join hands.”Analemma water is not exclusion zone water. It's something different. “It also is structured water, but we came to it in a very different way,” Mario says. “The key element to it is its stability.”This conversation gets right into the science of Analemma and several studies. You’ll find out how:a new study is measuring the rise in ATP levels (in mitochondrial energy) when people drink this water.this water affects the human microbiome this water reduces your biological age by one to 12 years by regenerating your cellular system, according to GlycanAge.you get an instant balancing effect between the left and the right brain hemispherehow a cooling affect happens on your brainwaves almost instantly when drinking this waterthis water restores the biodiversity of infertile soilSPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://analemma-water.com and use code dave10 to save 10%.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:45 11/05/2022
Sauna Big Wins: Body Detox & Depression Relief – Connie Zack : 993
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… You’ll learn about the ways using a sauna can charge your energy, help you heal physical and mental health conditions—and science that backs that up. Sunlighten sponsored this episode.Connie Zack joins the show to talk about the far-reaching benefits of sauna use and what’s new in the field of infrared light. For more than 22 years, Connie and her husband, Aaron, have introduced infrared light therapy to 13 countries through Sunlighten. They’re leading innovations in infrared light therapy and infrared sauna manufacturing. This conversation covers a range of good things you’ll experience from using a sauna:how infrared light affects the body and triggers a biochemical cascade of benefits;how near infrared penetrates the body to interact with mitochondria;why the real magic of infrared combines both light and heat;what evidence connects infrared and detoxification—and why sweating wins;why you sleep better—without feeling exhausted—when you do a sauna session before bed;how infrared shows promising relief for those who experience depression; and practical ways to incorporate sauna into your own stack for better sleep and higher performance.Big takeaways for you:Sauna for Detox: Results from a blood-urine-sweat study support infrared for detoxification, and it’s more than just thermoregulation as traditional medicine often argues.Sauna for Depression: Chronic inflammation is associated with depression and may be a protective, inflammatory response involving thermoregulatory pathways, the immune system, serotonin system, heat shock proteins and more. Studies show that raising core body temperature can improve major symptoms of depression. Connie’s been on the show before, so check out Saunas Use Infrared to Power Detox, Immunity & Renewal – #823 to find out how infrared sauna helps you with immunity and recovery.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.sunlighten.com/dave to save up to $600 on your sauna purchase.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Brain Training with Sound & Vibration: https://specials.braintap.com/dave to get 30% offA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:00 11/03/2022
Authentic Networking: The Give & Get Starts with Real Relationships – Joe Polish : 992
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…Joe Polish, considered “the most connected person on the planet,” shares networking strategies that help you get what you want by giving people what they want.Dave Asprey recently connected with Joe in person to talk about Joe’s new book so you can use nine genius principles to turn your business—and your personal relationships—around. If you’re not asking “what’s in it for them?” when it comes to the people in your life—clients, colleagues, family and friends—you’re missing some important opportunities. Here are a few things you’ll learn from Joe’s new book, “What's in It for Them?: 9 Genius Networking Principles to Get What You Want by Helping Others Get What They Want,” as a how-to guide:Deepen rapport and connect with others by identifying and reducing their sufferingUpdate Dale Carnegie’s insights to win the right friends and influence the right peopleOvercome others’ intimidation tactics to find true appreciation in relationshipsBuild character for better results than capabilities can ever give on their ownUse basic marketing principles to find true loveProtect your efforts from the “takers” of the worldJoe did the hard work to heal from trauma and overcome addiction. He then spent years developing a genuine and generous approach to networking and building rapport. This approach propelled his business and led him to develop the Genius Network, one of the world’s most impactful networking groups for high-achieving entrepreneurs.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Harness Cold to Improve Health & Performance: https://www.cryobuilt.comCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861Business Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:34 11/02/2022
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #28
In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​ Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.• How (and why) brain cells transfer mitochondria to one another• How a newly discovered molecule stimulates hair growth• How a tired brain drives poor decision-makingEPISODE SPONSOR: The Eng3 NanoVi device helps repair oxidative stress damage and support the body’s natural repair mechanisms.https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/. Learn more: The Anti-Aging Science Behind the NanoVi Device – Rowena Gates & Hans Eng – #416.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07:22 10/28/2022
Finding Your True North Through Yoga – Baron Baptiste : 991
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how a yoga practice can be a vehicle for inner transformation. This conversation looks past the popularity of yoga as a fitness trend and into its deeper potential for human development. You’ll also learn how yoga can be a way for you to explore your whole being—from physicality to emotions to thinking.“A yoga practice often can be the missing ingredient for people,” says renowned yoga master Baron Baptiste. “Often I hear, ‘I added yoga practice to my routine and regimen, and it just shifted everything for me.’ It's a very different way of working your body, mind and breath integration.”Baron devotes his own life to the study and practices of human development. For more than 30 years, he’s facilitated education through yoga principles and teachings.His power vinyasa yoga— The Baptiste Methodology—includes the physical (asana), meditation (dhyana) and inquiry (niyama). “Iyengar was one of my primary teachers,” Baron says. “One thing I borrowed from him is the rigor to a body alignment—a True North Alignment.”Baptiste Yoga is a systematic approach made up of 53 poses, or asanas, that are linked together by connective momentum and consist of five classical pillars: Drishti (gaze), ujjayi (breath), bandhas (foundation), tapas (heat) and vinyasa (flow).More about Baron Baptiste: Baron began to seriously study yoga at age 12. As the son of two of America's yoga pioneers, he’s got a great life story that highlights the transformative power of yoga. He trained extensively in all the major traditions before beginning to teach yoga in Los Angeles in the late 80s and creating Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga in the mid-90s. He’s worked with celebrities, Olympians and professional athletes. He founded the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute that reaches people around the world. Baron’s also a New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, Emmy-award film maker and public speaker.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Hydrate with Electrolytes: https://DrinkLMNT.com/DAVE, get a FREE LMNT Sample Pack with 8 single-serving packets for the cost of shipping ($5 for U.S. customers) A Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
66:06 10/27/2022
What Happens When You Die? On Death, Angels & Psychic Powers – Julie Ryan : 990
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… biohacking goes in a different direction. This frank discussion looks at the dying process and how people and those close to them (family and friends) experience death. You’ll learn about the existence of angels and the power of psychic abilities—even if you may be a skeptic. The conversation also explains what a “medical intuitive” does and how a medical intuitive facilitates energetic healings.Cool show today! And not what you might expect.Avid biohacker Julie Ryan checks a lot of success boxes: businesswoman, serial entrepreneur, author, radio show host and podcaster. She also invents surgical devices that sell globally; some have been on the market for three decades. She’s founded nine companies in five different industries. She checks a lot of unconventional boxes, too. She’s a psychic and medical intuitive. This means she can sense medical conditions and illnesses in people—like a human MRI machine. Then she facilitates energetic healings and says she does a lot of work with stem cell energy.Julie scans animals, accesses people’s past lives and senses how close to death someone is. She communicates with spirits both alive and dead. Even cooler—Julie’s psychic and medical intuitive skills are learned and she teaches those skills to others.Julie talks about the “glorious” side of dying, a process that she says involves angels, multitudes of deceased family and friends, the spirits of deceased pets, and countless serendipitous (and miraculous) moments that are all part of a prescribed series of events. She calls this the “12 Phases of Transition™” and broadly outlines this in today’s episode.SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Julie’s giving a digital or audio copy of her books to every listener who wants one. Go to https://askjulieryan.com/ask-julie/. Mention you heard Julie on this podcast and would like a copy.“Angelic Attendants: What Really Happens As We Transition From This Life Into The Next” or “Angel Messages For Kids” or “Angel Messages For Dogs” or “Angel Messages For Cats”WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Shield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProProbiotic Eases Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off. Learn more:: Upgrade Spotlight: Probiotics to Power the Gut-Brain Axis – Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN / Omni-Biotic – #974See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
69:08 10/25/2022
Do You Have Cancer? A New Whole-Body MRI Scan Sees Everything – Dr. Raj Attariwala : 989
Prenuvo sponsored this episode.IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... you’ll find out about a new healthcare model that’s putting you fully in control of your health with whole-body MRI scans. Dr. Raj Attariwala, Prenuvo’s founding radiologist, joins the show to explain how Prenuvo gives you early insight into what’s going on under your skin. His Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and medical degree in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology informed how he created Prenuvo’s whole-body MRI device software. Here’s what Prenuvo’s scans can do:detect nine of the 10 top cancers in stage one detect nearly 500 other medical conditions look at degeneration of the spine and body compositionlook at the blood in the brain and the blood vessels in the center of the brainDave visited Prenuvo’s new Los Angeles facility right before the start of the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference in Beverly Hills to talk with Dr. Raj about Prenuvo’s innovative take on the MRI scan. With AI, Prenuvo’s bringing in quantitative reproducibility, which means you can start to see subtle changes throughout your body over time.In this conversation, you’ll learnWhy it’s so important to know your health baseline instead of waiting for symptoms to present and disease to progress. The reactive medical system in the U.S. focuses on disease management after it occurs. What types of medical issues show up that may be overlooked or dismissed by your primary care doctor or other medical professionals. Existing annual checkups are relatively useless.How Prenuvo’s whole-body MRI scans can give you an “age score” for your physiology that you can track over time. This means you can make proactive, informed decisions about your own health.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Get a $300 discount off Prenuvo’s Whole Body Scan ($2,199 instead of $2,499). You’ll get your scan images and radiologic analysis via your smartphone app or the web. Book online: https://prenuvo.com/DAVE or book via phone: 1-833-PRE-NUVO (1-833-773-6886); mention code “DAVE." This discount is valid through March 10, 2023, in all Prenuvo clinics throughout the U.S. and Canada.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Business Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offControl Blood Glucose: https://pendulumlife.com, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipment. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
62:04 10/21/2022
Menopause Bootcamp: Ditch the BS and Get to Solutions – Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz : 988
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… menopause and the perimenopausal years leading up to it take the spotlight as a topic frequently requested by listeners. Great timing! It’s World Menopause Awareness Day Oct. 18 and World Menopause Awareness Month in October.More than 1 million women in the United States experience menopause each year. Still, little is known, researched or taught in medical schools about the health effects of this natural biological occurrence.Guys who love the women in their lives and younger women will get a lot of benefit out of the show, too, and come away armed with information. Note that some women go through menopause at ages earlier than 40 for various medical reasons and will want to keep listening.“I want people to stop being afraid to say menopause,” says Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz. “I think there's a lot to be said for just saying the word out loud. If we can deweaponize the term and just be talking about it like we would any other life phase, then we can be there for each other and we can also learn from each other.”Dr. Suzanne, an OBGYN board certified in integrative and holistic medicine, brings her expertise to the show to tackle this complex topic. Her “endless curiosity about the human experience” propelled her to uncover ways to ease women through menopause stages with effective tools. She looks at the science and also brings in holistic elements, including Ayurveda.  For more than two decades, she’s led women through life transitions. Her new book “Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self and Flourish as You Age” offers practical steps and solutions that can help women navigate the many menopausal changes they may experience. Some of what you’ll learn in this extensive conversation:Ways to de-pathologize menopause—which contributes to healing ageism.What’s actually going on with your hormones during the transition to menopause and beyond.Why hormone testing isn’t all that useful.Why Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT and what used to be called hormone replacement therapy, or HRT)—continues to be misunderstood and controversial.How to craft specific questions to better advocate for yourself with doctors.How to recognize symptoms that can range from moderate to severe to even debilitating.How to manage symptoms that disrupt the activities of daily living and long-term health.How physical changes can drive mental health issues during this time of your life.How to take control of your symptoms and find real solutions.Dr. Suzanne’s “Menopause Bootcamp” touches on prejudice in medicine and how to break free from the societal bullshit surrounding menopause so you can get appropriate help and treatments.Calm Your Nervous System with a Weighted Blanket:: https://balooliving.com/dave, use code DAVE for a special discountIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusBrain Training with Sound & Vibration:  www.braintap.com/dave to get 30% offSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
65:34 10/19/2022
Kava: Nature’s Stress-Relieving Nootropic – Cameron George : 987
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... kava expert and founder of TRU KAVA, Cameron George, joins the show to share new information about the many body/mind benefits you can get from kava.TRU KAVA sets the industry standard for kava quality, safety and education. On episodes #731 and #859, we talked about kava’s historical origins and uses, how it can be safely consumed, and how it’s extracted and processed today.You can use kava for both energy and sleep. It’s also a natural alternative to recreational alcohol and drug use. “It's like a calm, enhanced state of natural sobriety,” Cameron says.If you struggle with social anxiety, kava’s roots in community and social connection can improve your relationships, too.Today’s conversation further expands the kava discussion.“Kava is a stress-relieving nootropic,” Cameron says. “It's a natural elixir that's prepared from the roots of a plant that grows in the South Pacific. Indigenous people have used it for thousands of years and prepared this food-grade drink kind of like coffee. On the stress-relieving side, on the nootropic side, they've prepared it and used it in almost every context imaginable, weddings, funerals, spiritual ceremonies, social gatherings. It helps to open up the opportunity for human connection, but it also helps to get people focused yet relaxed and calm and in a very safe space neurologically.”Kava studies show promise for people who may be experiencing mental health issues. You’ll learn about kava’s potential to transform mental health care and its therapeutic applications for mental/trauma-related illnesses. Kava works on a psychological, emotional and physiologic level.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: http://www.trukava.com/, use code DAVE15 to get 15% off all productsWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Science-backed, Music-driven Breathwork: Go to https://www.othership.us/dave, sign up for the app and get two weeks FREE.Isometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:03 10/14/2022
Finding Modern Medicines in the Botanical World – Cassandra Quave, Ph.D. : 986
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how botanical remedies treat infectious and inflammatory diseases. You’ll get a fascinating look at how plants and microbes interact and how antibiotic resistance evolves. And you’ll meet a leader in the field of medical botany who travels to remote locations and communities around the globe seeking out modern medicines from plants. Medicinal plants make up the primary form of medicine for 70–95 percent of people living in most developing countries. At least 4 billion people are dependent on plants for medicine.Ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave, Ph.D., is an herbarium curator and associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University. (She’s also a writer, speaker and podcast creator/host.) She teaches courses on medicinal plants, food, and health and her Quave Research Group leads anti-infective drug discovery research initiatives. Dr. Quave’s also the co-founder and CEO/CSO of PhytoTEK LLC. This drug-discovery company works to develop solutions from botanicals. In particular, they look at treatments of antibiotic-resistant infections like MRSA.Her battle with MRSA is personal. She was born with congenital skeletal deformities and had her leg amputated at age 3. She nearly died from a staph infection that infection required more amputation. Her early life and disability experiences shaped her life’s work with medicinal plants.She chronicles her extraordinary life, field work and scientific discovery in her book, “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines.” Plants are incredibly complex, and science has barely scratched the surface, Cassandra says. “Some of our best drugs for infection, cancer and pain were originally found in plants,” she says in her book. “Even though they may be produced in a factory setting now, the original chemical blueprints came from plants.”Cassandra studied pre-med in college with a double major in biology and anthropology. She couldn’t find a connection between the two fields until she journeyed to the Amazon where she studied with a local shaman/healer who relied on plants as medicine. She realized instead of going into the practice of medicine, her true path was the discovery of new medicines from nature.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Cooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep SystemKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planCapture Life Force Energy: https://leelaq.com, use discount code DAVE10 to get 10% off sitewideSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:43 10/11/2022
Upgrade Spotlight: How to Use Your Breath to Stop Stress – Othership : 985
Othership sponsored this episode. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…you’re listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight series. Once a month, these shorter episodes feature guests who get right into useful information in a Q&A style. You’ll find out how to improve your energy and upgrade your performance. You’ll also get the latest knowledge about powerful tools and technologies that allow you to change your biology and the environment around you. Introducing Othership! During this Upgrade Spotlight, you’ll find out how Othership’s breathwork app teaches you ways to manage your most prevalent stressors. Things like tension, anxiety, overwhelm, processing emotions, irritability, trouble sleeping, low energy, nervous system dysregulation or mental health issues. When you begin to regularly incorporate breathwork into your life, you notice and feel the emotional, mental and physical differences right away. Breathwork is a visceral, physiological shift that you can reach in under five minutes. It’s the perfect primer to bring you into a meditative state, with even more physical benefits. BONUS! You can experience this shift by following along with the live demo in this episode led by Othership co-founder, Robbie Bent. (Make sure you’re not driving!)Robbie joins the show to talk about the power of adding a breathwork practice to your everyday routine. If you’ve tried meditation and it wasn’t your thing, or you struggle with consistent mindfulness, the Othership app gives you lots of options to find what fits.You can access more than 500 guided breathwork sessions within three styles: up, down and explorer. Othership combines breathing techniques and guided meditations created by psychotherapists, wellness practitioners, hypnotherapists, artists and DJ’s, spiritual teachers and life coaches. The sessions are music-driven, science-backed and curated by expert facilitators. The Othership app helps you build and sustain a new mindfulness routine – all through the power of your breath. Whether you have time to practice for one minute, or 60, you’ll be able to shift your state in a session style that works best for you, such as:Deep breathing + breathworkGuided meditationAffirmations + visualizations Sound healingHypnosisSomatic release therapyVocal toningIntention settingSelf-massage + stretchingMovement + danceMind-body connectionMindful walking + working SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Visit https://www.othership.us/partnerships/dave-asprey and get a two-week FREE app trial.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29:23 10/08/2022
How Brain Training Changes Your Frequency – Dr. Patrick Porter : 984
(BrainTap® sponsored this episode.)IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… brain expert Patrick Porter, Ph.D., joins Dave at the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference in Beverly Hills to talk about training your brain. Dr. Porter pioneered the use of brainwave entrainment with a technology-enhanced meditation device called BrainTap.Whether you’re a newbie, a hard-core devotee or somewhere in the middle of your biohacking journey, you already focus on body exercise and nutrition. You probably manage your stress and mental health, too. It’s all training of some sort, which is where BrainTap comes in. It’s a specific kind of training for your brain.New discoveries in science reveal that you can form new neurons in your brain, called neurogenesis. Your brain state isn’t fixed! And then there’s neuroplasticity, a process of adaptive structural and functional changes to the brain that involves connections to your nervous system.BrainTap’s unique technology uses light, sound and vibration to train and regulate your brain for relaxation, sleep, performance, weight loss, aging and more. To get to a higher personal frequency on the regular, you want to achieve coherence.Since Dr. Porter specializes in the science of calming the brain, you’ll find out how you can manage your physiological and mental health in today’s super stressed-out world. You’ll also learn how impact remote work, remote learning and pandemic isolation impacted brain health and memory.This conversation gets into some of BrainTap’s exciting research with aging populations and elite athletes. too.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: https://braintap.com/daveWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Isometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53:43 10/07/2022
How to Eat Smarter and Trigger Your Metabolic Switches – Shawn Stevenson : 983
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how you can make smarter food choices to support your metabolic energy and upgrade your brain. You’ll also find out some new things about body fat. For example, did you know that it’s a complex organ that communicates throughout your entire body system? You’ll get tips on fat loss essentials and how to use them to your advantage. Today’s guest, Shawn Stevenson, hosts a popular podcast called The Model Health Show. He’s a nutritionist, researcher and bestselling author with education and experience in business, biology, and nutritional science.Shawn’s been in the health and wellness space and doing clinical work as a nutritionist for nearly two decades. He’s known for his ability to keep learning and evolving his approach with deep research into the science of human health.He’s all about improving human performance and energy with science-backed basics like food in his “Eat Smarter” book and sleep in his “Sleep Smarter“ book. This episode gets right into food choices you can make—and why they work—to stoke your metabolic energy. Topics like:How people can better understand the process of fat loss.How the misconstrued science of calories contributes to how much people struggle with their diets.What metabolic switches are, what do they do, and why it’s important for you to know how to turn them on and off.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Custom Silver for Health & Healing: https://tru47.com/dave, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off for a limited timeCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
54:53 10/04/2022
Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #27
In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month.• Saving your poop may save your microbiome• Insults trigger a mini slap in the face• Young cerebral spinal fluid supports memory in aging brains• The distinct role your nose plays in your friendshipsEPISODE SPONSOR: Get Fit in Five Minutes: Go to https://www.carolbike.com. Use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360). CAROL Bike also offers a 100-day home trial of the CAROL Bike 2.0. Learn more: How to Hack Your Cardio Workout – Ulrich Dempfle– #978.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10:31 09/30/2022
How Butyrate Supports Gut, Cell & Brain Function – Jessica Kane Berman : 982
BodyBio sponsored this podcast. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn how butyrate and phospholipids keep your gut, cells and brain performing at their best. You’ll find out how your mucosal barrier defends against pathogens in your gut microbiome. You’ll also learn about discoveries in the field of cell membrane medicine. This focus determines how your body functions now and also how you age.Jessica Kane Berman joins the show to share new information and interesting science about cellular health from the perspective of BodyBio, the company founded by her grandfather, Ed Kane, an inventor, health explorer and early biohacker. He went looking for answers to his own health issues in the 1980s and got deep into the science of fatty acid research and cell membrane medicine through blood testing.BodyBio sticks to a very specific group of products, most notably butyrate and a phospholipid complex of phosphatidylcholine. Jess explains how true liposomal phosphatidylcholine and phospholipids get through to the cells to help rebuild that membrane. Here’s a few good things butyrate does in your gut:Helps maintain the thickness of the mucosal barrier—keeps the good in and the bad outHelps the expression of tight junctions and strengthens the gut wallExpresses MUC2: this produces mucus, which thickens your mucous liningRegulates T-Cells and helps lower cytokine releaseIncreases microbiome diversityAnti-inflammatory properties help improve intestinal barrier function and mucosal immunityButyrate goes way beyond the gut to influence bone mass and density, asthma and allergies, histamine intolerance, body detoxification, inflammatory brain pathways, and mitochondrial function. Butyrate also can alter gene expression, protect against cancer, and regulate the body’s immune system.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: https://bodybio.com/dave, use code DAVE25 to get 25% offWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Cooler Temps for Deeper Sleep: https://www.chilisleep.com/, use code HUMANUPGRADE20 to save 20% on the Dock Pro Sleep SystemIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusShield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
45:34 09/29/2022
Hacking Brain Fog – Interventions With Dave – Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN : 981
In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...​ Dave talks about what could be causing brain fog with a podcast guest in this impromptu intervention. Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, recently spoke about gut health as the expert for Omni-Biotic probiotics. During the interview, she was searching for a word and got frustrated she couldn’t grasp it quickly. This intervention looks at the potential culprits responsible for Keri’s brain fog and memory hiccups: ThyroidHormones, such as testosterone and DHEAPerimenopauseMast cell-mediated inflammationCortisol & stressADHDMold toxinsMercury & leadKeri is a registered dietitian, certified nutritionist, healthy cooking expert and author of four books. She also founded Nutritious Life, a lifestyle and media company and Nutritious Life Studio, an online education platform focused on nutrition, coaching, and business.Find tips and resources on the episode webpage.Note: The "Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS, CHECK THEM OUT!Nature’s Nootropic: https://trukava.com, use code DAVE15 to get 15% offBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19:44 09/27/2022
The Science of Changing Your Mind – Legacy Upgrade ft. Dr. Joe Dispenza : 980
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™…a legacy upgrade conversation with Dr. Joe Dispenza explores how you can change from the inside out through a combination of neuroscience, epigenetics, quantum physics—and even a divine source. “I teach people the science of changing their mind and what it is to truly transform,” he says.He shows people how to rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes by way of science, energy and mysticism. His background and expertise include training in neuroscience, neurology, cellular biology, brain function and chemistry, memory formation, and aging and longevity.From healing illness to evolving consciousness, Dr. Dispenza examines how to connect with the divine and bridges the mystical with science. “It's really important to have science demystify that process,” he says. Why? Because science is a contemporary language that offers you explanations, helps you understand the how and why, and assigns clear meaning. “Here's what I know,” Dr. Dispenza says. “We have evidence that you can make your brain work better. As you can prove also, we have evidence that you can make your heart work better. We have evidence, you can strengthen your immune system. We have evidence, you can change your gene expression in four days. We have evidence, you can lengthen your life from meditation, just by lengthening your telomeres and changing your state. We have evidence in the scientific world that people actually can transform.”Listen on to learn about the power of inner work, elevated emotions and human connection.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!A Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesCustomized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861Probiotic Eases Stress: https://www.omnibioticlife.com/DAVE, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Upgrade Spotlight: Probiotics to Power the Gut-Brain Axis – Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN / Omni-Biotic – #974See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
59:56 09/22/2022
Meditation Hacks Get You Into A Peak State in Less Time – Vishen Lakhiani : 979
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™… you’ll learn about a “6 Phase Meditation” approach that absolutely everyone can do—and benefit from!—no exceptions. This custom-designed meditation sequence gets you into a peak state in just a few minutes. No boredom, special breathing, or clearing your mind required. You’ll find out how to make meditation work for you and how you can use intuition as one of your greatest strengths.Episode guest Vishen Lakhiani took up meditation at age 26 as a way to cope with the stress of working for a startup in Silicon Valley. That decision changed his life so dramatically that within two years he quit to pursue meditation, other tools of personal development, and then spread awareness and education to people around the world. He’s taught his signature 6-phase meditation style to world-class athletes, professional entertainers and high-performers in all types of business. He also founded Mindvalley, an international learning platform.Vishen’s newest book, “THE 6 PHASE MEDITATION METHOD: The Proven Technique to Supercharge Your Mind, Manifest Your Goals and Make Magic in Minutes a Day,” outlines a series of science-backed mental exercises for accomplishing your goals. It condenses the wisdom of nearly 1,000 neuroscientists, monks, yogis, and meditation experts into a hyper-efficient programming script that you can run through your mind any time of day.Unlike traditional meditation that encourages a calm and serene environment, the 6 Phase Meditation Method can be done from anywhere—your bed, your office or even on your next flight. “It's six different practices that you layer on that put you in a hyper-optimized state,” Vishen says. You’ll get a lot out of this fascinating conversation that gets into realms of spirituality, psilocybin, perceptual diversity, physics, brain waves, and altered states. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Mindvalley.com/books/6phaseWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Shield Yourself from EMFs: https://quantumupgrade.io, use code DAVE to get a two-week free trialStructure Water Molecules; Achieve Body/Brain Coherence: https://analemma-water.com, use code DAVE10 for 10% offIsometrics for Cardiovascular Health: https://www.zona.com, use code DAVE2022 to get $150 off the Zona PlusSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:04 09/20/2022
How to Hack Your Cardio Workout – Ulrich Dempfle : 978
CAROL Bike sponsored this podcast. IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™ … you’ll learn about new research that’s pinpointing the most effective cardio workouts. You’ll find out that you can do a cardio workout in just 15 minutes a week and still increase your cardiovascular fitness. You’ll also get an introduction to the new CAROL Bike 2.0 and its upgraded great features.Ulrich Dempfle, MBA, Chief Product Officer, CEO and co-founder of CAROL Bike, returns to the podcast with exciting new research results. CAROL’s REHIT (Reduced Exertion HIIT) workout retained all its effectiveness yet cut its time nearly in half—from 8 minutes and 40 seconds to five minutes.CAROL Bike continues to innovate fitness and prove that more or longer sprints aren’t better. “What matters is that you sprint at your personalized maximum intensity, switching from zero to max in a fraction of a second,” Ulrich explains.  An investment of only 5 minutes, 3 times a week means you can reap powerful cardiovascular benefits, even gain strength, and get on with your other biohacks.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS: Go to https://www.carolbike.com. Use code HumanUpgrade to get 2 years of free membership (a total savings of $360). CAROL Bike also offers a 100-day home trial of the CAROL Bike 2.0.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Harness Cold to Improve Health & Performance: https://www.cryobuilt.comSleep Better on Natural Memory Foam: https://myessentia.com, use code DAVEVIP to get an exclusive discount. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Mattress Smarts 101 for High-Performance Sleep – Jack Dell’Accio – #875Customized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% off. Learn more on The Human Upgrade podcast: Hack Your Neurochemistry with Customized Nootropics – Mr. Noots & Matt Gallant – #861See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:08 09/15/2022
Don’t Accept Suffering as Normal – Dr. Gabor Maté : 977
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™ … you’ll learn to define what’s really “normal” when it comes to your health. You’ll explore how today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. And why Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person.This conversation covers an investigation into the causes of illness, a critique of how our society breeds disease, and offers a pathway to health and healing. One of the surprising things you’ll learn has to do with authenticity.“The loss of authenticity is one of the major impacts of trauma,” says renowned Canadian speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. “It's also a major cause of physical and mental illness.”Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on topics like addiction, stress, trauma, and childhood development. He spent two decades in family practice and palliative care. He also worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (Canada) with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.In his newest book, “The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, & Healing in a Toxic Culture,” he pushes back on the prevailing understanding of “normal” because it neglects the roles that trauma and stress—and the pressures of modern-day living—exert on our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. “If you're suffering, don't accept it as normal, but ask what's going on here?” Dr. Maté says. “Let the suffering instruct you that there's something going on; that what you think is normal is actually not healthy or natural for you.”WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Tasty Keto Bread & Chips: https://www.uprisingfood.com/DAVE, use code DAVE to get $10 off the starter bundleA Cleaner Nicotine Alternative: https://lucy.co, use code DAVE20 for 20% off your first order of pouches, gums or lozengesControl Blood Glucose: https://pendulumlife.com, sign up for membership to get monthly supply delivery, use code DAVE20 to save $20 on your first shipmentSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:04 09/13/2022
Male Hormones: How Testosterone and Toxins Mess With You – Tracy Gapin, M.D. : 976
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... you’ll learn that while yes, testosterone fuels energy and performance, it’s not the be-all and end-all solution for men’s health woes. A systems biology approach considers many other aspects and provides a broader perspective about what’s going on with you.This conversation features board-certified urologist Tracy Gapin, M.D., one of the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference keynote speakers. He’ll be on the main stage in Beverly Hills in September. He joins this special preview episode to discuss new ways for men to improve their health and performance. He uses epigenetic coaching, hormones, peptide therapy, biometric monitoring, and unique nutrition and lifestyle interventions.“Testosterone levels over the last 30 years are down by about 30 percent,” Dr. Tracy says. “Free testosterone, which is the bioavailable, active hormone testosterone is actually down over 45%. This is really important. We're not just talking about sex and muscle, we're talking about a man's life and cardiovascular health and cognitive function. The culprit can be debated, but without question, one of the biggest ones in my mind is endocrine disruptors. Toxins, chemicals in our environment that are clearly crushing men's health, clearly crushing testosterone. It's the food we eat, it's the water we drink, it's the personal care products. It's ubiquitous, it's almost everywhere and it's getting worse.”In his book, “Male 2.0™: Cracking the Code to Limitless Health and Vitality,” he says medical school, residency training and even a two-decade career in urology and surgery specialties didn’t teach him how to get to root causes of men’s issues and solve them. He had a health crash of his own at 42. Since neither he nor his doctor had good answers, he went on a quest of discovery and change. He founded the Gapin Institute for High Performance Medicine and created the proprietary N1 Performance Health Program to go beyond conventional options.This conversation goes even further into what creates epigenetic signals that affect the function and expression of your genes. You’ll learn, too, that your mindset, stress and environment—and how you do or don’t control those things—have everything to do with your energy and focus. If you’re aiming for higher performance, Dr. Tracy suggests a trifecta that makes sleep a priority, builds resilience to stress, and creates consistent behaviors with intention.More about Dr. Tracy Gapin: He’s a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, the Age Management Medical Group, and the International Peptide Society. He spent almost 20 years at a urology practice in Sarasota, Fla., where he specialized in robotic surgery, minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer, and men’s health.SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE HUMAN UPGRADE LISTENERS:  TEXT “HEALTH” to 2 6 7 8 6 to get three bonus gifts.***WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Vascular System Protection: https://arterosil.com/DAVE/, save up to 45% on a 3-pack to protect your blood vessels from vulnerable plaqueMattress Temperature Tech: https://www.eightsleep.com/dave, use code dave to save $250 on the Pod ProKickstart Autophagy: https://timelinenutrition.com/DAVE, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any planSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:16 09/08/2022
Female Hormones: What Disrupts, Detoxes & Balances Them – Anna Cabeca, D.O. : 975
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™... you’ll learn about female hormones: what they are, what they do and what disrupts them. You’ll learn about the hormonal shifts that happen at different ages and life stages and get tips on how to balance hormones and make them work for you, not against you.This conversation features Anna Cabeca, D.O., one of the 8th Annual Biohacking Conference keynote speakers. She’ll be on the main stage in Beverly Hills in September. Dr. Anna is a Doctor of Osteopathy who’s triple-board certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has additional certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She joins this special preview episode to talk about female hormones. It’s her particular area of expertise and one of The Human Upgrade’s all-time Top 10 podcast topics. Today’s hormone discussion includes:How hormone disruptors go beyond stress to mold, and product and environmental toxinsHow estrogen levels change over timeWhat’s going on with progesterone, pregnenolone and DHEA, tooWhat happens to hormones during perimenopause and menopauseWhat’s causing brain fogWhat to know about bioidentical hormonesHow detoxing affects hormonesHow to keep your vaginal microbiome balancedHow “food as medicine” helps balance hormonesHow hormones influence longevityAnd much more!For the past 20 years, Dr. Anna's educated and helped women with their hormones through her private practice, books, online videos and articles. Learn more about her work with women’s hormone health:“MenuPause: Five Unique Eating Plans to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau and Improve Mood, Sleep, and Hot Flashes”“The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, and Stop Hot Flashes the Keto-Green™️ Way”“Keto-Green™️ 16”WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Customized Nootropics for Your Own Neurochemistry: https://nootopia.com/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offTrack Your Blood Glucose to Improve Your Metabolic Health: https://levels.link/ASPREY to learn moreBusiness Growth With SEO: https://www.stephanspencer.com, get a FREE consultationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:38 09/06/2022
Upgrade Spotlight: Probiotics to Power the Gut-Brain Axis – Omni-Biotic : 974
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...…you’re listening to a new Upgrade Spotlight episode with Omni-Biotic. You're going to find out how probiotics can do more than keep your gut microbiome in order—specific strains can help you manage your stress and regulate your body’s detox system. The beneficial bacteria in your gut support essential processes in the body, such as digestion and absorption, immune function, detoxification, and brain function. But did you know that 80% of the immune system lives in the gut and 95% of serotonin is produced in the gut? That’s a lot for the gut to do! Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, joins the show to talk about one of her favorite topics—the gut-brain axis. Keri’s a registered dietitian, certified nutritionist, healthy cooking expert and author of four books. She also founded Nutritious Life, a lifestyle and media company and Nutritious Life Studio, an online education platform focused on nutrition, coaching, and business. In this conversation, you’ll learn how Omni-Biotic’s unique delivery mechanism and multi-species, multi-strain formulations work together to upgrade your gut AND your brain. The gut-brain access goes two ways, Keri explains. “Your brain is affecting your gut. Your gut is affecting your brain—and from everything. That's why it's so incredibly important to maintain that healthy microbiome and to have a healthy balance of good [bacteria].”To target the gut-brain axis, Omni-Biotic developed special formulations called psychobiotics: one for detox, the other for stress. Then they put them to the test in clinical studies.Hetox contains eight beneficial bacterial strains. Clinical studies show improvements in liver function, cardiometabolic markers and inflammation markers related to liver health. Clinical studies show that Stress Release supports digestion and the gut flora during times of stress, reduces intestinal inflammation, increases emotional balance, cognition, and mood.  More to Know About Omni-Biotic Probiotics: Omni-Biotic also tests its probiotics in an artificial GI simulator against other top probiotic brands in the U.S. market. It ensures that 83% of its probiotics arrive alive and active in the intestines. In comparison, the probiotic survival rate of other brands averages 7%. The bacterial strains in Omni-Biotic are freeze-dried to make them more shelf-stable and the powder contains specific prebiotic nutrients. These prebiotic nutrients serve as the food source for the probiotic bacteria. SPECIAL OFFER FOR LISTENERS OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE: Visit https://www.omnibioticlife.com and use code Dave20 to get 20% offWE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNER, HIGHER DOSE. CHECK THEM OUT!Experience the High Life with Infrared Therapy: https://higherdose.com, use code HUMAN15 for 15% offSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:56 09/03/2022
How to Drop Happily Ever After and Do Relationships Better – John Kim, LMFT : 973
IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™...… you’ll learn how to recognize your own sh*t and be a better partner in relationships. Want a sustainable partnership? Communicate and apologize; fight without fighting; identify codependent behavior (your own); and manage jealousy (also your own). This conversation gets into how you can let go of unrealistic ideals of how you think love and relationships should be and live fully in the present. You’ll also get tips on how to be emotionally responsible to people you love every day.Guest John Kim, a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a life coach, cracks his life into two big pieces… split on either side of what he calls “the great divide” of his own divorce several years ago. He did the whole “get a tattoo and a Harley” thing to find his way.He also combined what he learned in therapy school with life coaching and technology to be mobile and create online communities. He became known as an unconventional therapist, seeing clients at coffee shops, on hikes, or in a CrossFit box. He’s built a devoted following of fans who love the frank and authentic insights that he—as “The Angry Therapist”—freely shares on social media. TikTok’s his jam, with over 450K people tuning in for his “shot glass” bits of life wisdom.In his newest book, written with his romantic partner and fellow therapist Vanessa Bennett,  John takes a different (honest, humorous, raw) approach by dissecting his own relationship dynamic to bring clarity to yours. Each part of “IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU: Break the Blame Cycle, Relationship Better” gives you questions to ask yourself and practices to do. It’s a book that pushes you into doing and putting your newfound knowledge to IRL use. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the Love Lessons (In a Shot Glass) you’ll find in “It’s Not Me, It’s You.”Love is not a battlefield. Your head is. If someone is unsure about you, it’s never worth the investment.Hold love, don’t grab it.Don’t stop believing (be Journey).Love is what teaches us how to live.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Infrared Sauna Benefits: https://www.sunlighten.com, use code DAVE to save up to $600Custom Silver for Health & Healing: https://tru47.com/dave, use code DAVE20 to get 20% off for a limited timeRepair Oxidative Stress Damage: https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/, learn even more by listening to The Anti-Aging Science Behind the NanoVi Device – Rowena Gates & Hans Eng – #416See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:24 09/02/2022