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The Paleo Diet has been growing in popularity for a while now. So much so that you might consider it has crossed over from being a fad diet to being commonly known. On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, author and Paleo expert, Chris Kresser, makes a valid and fundamentally sound argument about how that is just not the case! After many years of hacking his own health and discovering the distinct formula that works best for his biology, Kresser is eager to share the formula he thinks will work for everyone – and it’s all about personalization. Chris comes on the show to discuss the principles behind his new book, Your Personal Paleo Code. You’ll hear how a desperate health scare became a big motivator for Kresser, his thoughts on epigenetics, Chris’ response to some current Paleo Diet criticisms, and a ton more! Have a great listen and happy New Year!

Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac, is a practitioner of integrative and functional medicine and the creator of ChrisKresser.com, one of the most respected natural health sites in the world. He developed Your Personal Paleo Code based on more than ten years of research, his own recovery from a debilitating, decade-long illness, and his clinical work with patients. Chris was recently named one of the 50 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, along with Michelle Obama, Dr. Oz, Dr. Weil, and Deepak Chopra. Paleo Magazine declared Chris’s blog the top science-oriented blog in the Paleo community, and he is a regular health columnist at the Huffington Post.

Direct download: Podcast208620with20Chris20Kresser.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

How many of you know what a ketone is? You’ve heard ofketosis, but are you aware of the benefits it can have on your health? On this episode of Bulletproof Radio research scientist Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D. comes on the show to discuss what it’s like living in ketosis 95% of the time and what he’s discovering through his work developing therapies for diseases like cancer and Alzheiemer’s with ketogenic principles. Also learn how ketones feed your brain, if a ketogenic diet is for everyone, and why MCT oil is so badass!

Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the College Of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology at the University of South Florida. He works to develop and test nutritional and metabolic therapies including ketogenic diets and ketogenic agents for CNS oxygen toxicity (seizures), epilepsy, metabolic disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, muscle wasting and cancer.

Direct download: 238520Dominic20D27Agostino.mp4
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“Everything we can do to reduce stress in our lives will lead to great health.” – Ronda Collier

Stress is the new health epidemic only that it’s not new at all. Stress has influenced humans since we were running away from sabre-toothed tigers and living in caves. That same flight-or-fight response still powers our nervous system today – and many of us are not very good at managing it. But that is certainly changeable with generative feedback technology like the HRV Sense™ app. Ronda Collier from SweetWater Health, joins Bulletproof Radio for a second time to discuss the science of Heart Rate Variability and how monitoring it efficiently allows for peak performance and a healthier life! Learn about why the average person should care about HRV, how broccoli is used to qualify fractals, and why self-awareness is key to self-preservation.

Ronda Collier, B.S.E.E., M.A. Psychology holds more than 25 years of experience in high technology product development with a proven track record of delivering leading edge consumer electronic products within both privately held startups and Fortune 500 corporations. She has spent the last 3 years as an independent scholar researching non-invasive health monitoring techniques to improve overall personal well being. This research led to the founding of SweetWater Health, L.L.C. in 2010.

Direct download: Podcast208420with20Ronda20Collier.mp4
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How often do you ask yourself what actually matters to you? And do you honestly know what matters to the people around you? Considering both of these questions, how do you align the two?  Stew Friedman  has the answers to these questions and more on this episode of Bulletproof Radio. Stew talks about how he addressed these philosophical questions with science and why data can help us learn the answers. Stew also talks about his new book Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women and the fascinating statistics he discovered about why fewer young people expect to be parents these days. There is a ton of good stuff to grab at on this show. Enjoy!

Stewart D. Friedman is the Practice Professor of Management at The Wharton School. In 1991, he founded both the Wharton Leadership Program and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project.  While on academic leave, from 1999 to 2001, he served as the senior executive responsible for leadership development at Ford Motor. There he created the Total Leadership program, which marries the work/life and leadership development fields and is now used around the world.  Working Mother named Friedman one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents.  His widely-cited publications and internationally-recognized expertise led Thinkers50 to select him as one of the “world’s top 50 business thinkers,” and the Families and Work Institute honored him with its Work Life Legacy Award.

Direct download: Podcast208220with20Stew20Friedman.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

From chat rooms to forums, the Internet allows us to communicate anonymously about anything under the sun – the extremely useful and the unfortunately useless. The nootropic stack CILTEP is one of those “extremely useful” gems from an Internet forum via Longecity.org. The creator of this underground nootropic stack comes on the show for an exclusive talk about CILTEP and how it works. CILTEP is  a natural stack designed to improve and maintain brain performance, especially memory, focus, and motivation. On this episode you’ll learn about how it was created and why you should supplement with it for optimal performance.

Abelard Lindsay has been doing software development professionally for 20 years. He is currently in his late 30s and in his second year of earning a masters in computer science.  Abelard started investigating alternative medicine and the brain about 10 years ago and was motivated to apply and go back to graduate school in computer science after he began taking the nootropic stack CILTEP because, as he says: “…it was so much easier and enjoyable for me to learn new material… CILTEP made me want to study.”

Direct download: Podcast20238220-20Abelard20Lindsay.mp4
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Have you ever wanted to bash your bathroom scale in with a really large sledgehammer? Bulletproof Radio guest and passionate calorie myth buster, Jonathan Bailor, wants you to do just that! On this episode, Bailor brings back his wealth of knowledge to the show and discusses why counting calories does not make your life better – in fact it can make your life worse. You’ll also hear about the epidemic of girls and calorie counting,  weight loss success rates when counting calories,  and why we should definitely stop freebasing with Oreos!? It’s a great show with tons of information. Enjoy it!

Jonathan Bailor is a nutrition and exercise expert and former personal trainer who specializes in using high-quality food and exercise to simplify wellness. He has registered over 25 patents and authored the revolutionary upcoming The Calorie Myth (HarperCollins, 12.31.13). Bailor serves as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, hosts a popular syndicated wellness radio show, blogs on The Huffington Post, and consults for organizations around the world. His free 28-day quick-start eating and exercise guide is available at BailorGroup.com.

Direct download: Podcast208120with20Jonathan20Bailor202.0.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

‘Tis the season to be grateful! And while that sentiment can often feel a bit disingenuous, it turns out that practicing gratitude can actually make you happier, more effective, and smarter! On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, hypnotist and behavioral biohacker UJ Ramdas talks about the many ways in which gratitude can make you a more successful person. You will learn about the benefits of being resilient, how to put pen to paper, and a short list of things you can do each day to express your gratitude. Oh! And UJ offers a special surprise to Bulletproof listeners! Please enjoy.

UJ Ramdas is passionate about bringing together practical psychology and business to create a better world. With a background in Behavioral science, Marketing and Hypnosis, he’s consulted with (several hundred) clients, bringing them from confusion to clarity. Currently based out of Toronto, Canada, he’s a big fan of the wilderness, eastern meditative practices and a good cup of tea.

Direct download: Podcast208020with20UJ20Ramdas.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Shamanism and science aren’t often thought of as being allies of one another. Should they be? It turns out that ancient shamans were some of our first brain scientists and biohackers! Expect to take notes on this episode of Bulletproof Radio with the inspirational shaman, biohacker, and teacher Alberto Villoldo. There is a ton of useful information to be learned from this talk with Alberto including why a broken diet equals a broken brain, what are the right kinds of medicine plants, and how to, “Pass the salt, bitch!” Trust me; you’ll want to listen. It’s a real honor to have such a wise and humble healer on the show. You won’t be disappointed!

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist, has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. Founder of The Four Winds Society, Alberto instructs individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. 

Direct download: Podcast207920with20Alberto20Villoldo.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Ocean water, full moons, and vortexes: oh my! These are a few of the things you’ll hear about on this episode of Bulletproof Radio. Is autism curable? Most experts would agree: it’s not. Though Kerri Rivera thinks otherwise and comes on the show to discuss her Chlorine Dioxide protocol and why she believes it has the power to heal the symptoms known as autism. It’s a controversial method to say the least, but according to Kerri, 110 children have been cured using her CD Autism protocol. Please listen and enjoy!

Director and Founder of Autismo2 – Hyperbaric Clinic, first and only Biomed-based Autism Clinic in Latin America, Kerri Rivera is the mother of two sons; 11-year old Patrick is in recovery from ASD. Responsible for translating the ARI’s Biomedical Protocol to Spanish, she is a part of “Curando el Autismo” and “Fundacion Venciendo el Autismo” (Puerto Rico and Venezuela); Mexican liaison for AutismOne and ARI, Rescue Angel, bilingual mentor for TACA, and member of the Global Autism Alliance.

Direct download: Podcast207820with20Kerri20Rivera.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Americans spend billions each year on self-help, and this maybe isn’t totallysurprising, but women are the target audience of the industry more often than not. Which is why the role of men’s coach Tripp Lanier is so important, to help fill in the gap. Let’s face it! Men need help too, right? On this episode of Bulletproof Radio Tripp talks about self-help from a man’s perspective and how to upgrade your life from a more masculine point of view. You’ll hear about why understanding your whole body matters, how being in the wrong relationship can keep you from being optimal, and Tripp shares a very personal story of trauma and how it affected his own personal development. Tripp’s a great guy. It was awesome to have him on the show. Enjoy!

Tripp Lanier is a men’s coach and host of The New Man Podcast. He coaches and teaches men all around the world how to break out of mediocre lives and create the careers and relationships they really want. As a host, he’s interviewed experts and authors from all walks of life including Tim Ferriss, Laird Hamilton, Ken Wilber, Dan Millman, Marcus Buckingham, Bill Harris, Steven Pressfield, AJ Jacobs, Chip Conley, Dr. Robert Glover, and Shawn Phillips. The New Man Podcast reaches thousands of people in over 110 countries and regularly finds its home on the iTunes Self-Help Top 10 list.

Direct download: Podcast207720with20Tripp20Lanier.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

On this episode of Bulletproof Radio authors of “The Paleo Primer,” Keris Mardsen and Matt Whitmore bring a British perspective to Primal cooking. This powerful duo aim to make cooking Paleo fun and upgrade people’s lives by teaching healthier living techniques. On this show you’ll learn how to pimp your salad, how horse meat is healthier than you thought, and how to torture your liver! Please enjoy these two charming Brits and their take on Paleo living.

Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore are based in the UK and own a group of training and nutrition companies called Fitter London and Fitter Food. As personal trainers, they were tired of treadmills, cross trainers, machines, and the same old class timetable. With a combined experience of more than 20 years training themselves and working in the industry they decided it was time for a change and wanted to bring some variety, innovation, and spontaneity back to boring gym workouts and repetitive classes. Keris is a nutrition geek while Matt loves cooking and being creative in the kitchen. Together they make the perfect team, educating clients and readers about nutrition and providing tasty recipes and essential resources to ensure that Primal/Paleo becomes a lifestyle, not just a diet.

Direct download: Podcast207620with20Matt20Whitmore.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Many Bulletproof Radio listeners may struggle with thyroid issues at one point or another. If you want your brain to work well, be thin, and have enough energy to work through the day, you’ll find it tough to succeed without an optimally functioning thyroid. Naturopathic physician, Alan Christianson came on the show to talk shop about thyroid disease. You’ll learn about why thyroid health is confusing, how food affects your thyroid health, and tips on how to hack your thyroid.

Dr. Alan Christianson founded Integrative Health: a group of physicians whose philosophy is to “Provide smart, safe, primarily natural and scientific solutions for the entire family to live ‘in good health.’” They are the bio hackers of the physician brigade. Dr. Christianson is Phoenix, Arizona-based and specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He wrote, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease,” and is a competitive mountain unicyclist and a licensed pilot!

Direct download: Podcast207220with20Alan20Christianson.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Have you heard? Gluten is harmful, but do you know why? Dr. Tom O’Bryan explains away dietary gluten, how it is detrimental to your health, and why it keeps you from being optimal – in a big way! He talks about his 30 years of experience in researching Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and how you can drastically increase the quality of your life by getting rid of gluten in your diet. We also talk about the number one supplement he recommends to Bulletproof your gut, how gluten is like morphine, and if there are such a thing as “good” grains. If you want to understand gluten in a way you never have before and learn how it affects your body, this episode  is for you!

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader, healer, and researcher specializing in Celiac disease & gluten intolerance. He is a highly esteemed clinician in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine perspective. Dr. O’Bryan is the Sherlock Holmes for chronic disease & metabolic disorders, a triathlete, and a second-degree black belt in Aikido.

Direct download: Podcast20236120Tom20O27Bryan.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Discover orgasmic meditation (OMing) and the science behind it with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, M.D., the CSO ofOneTaste, and scientist at Rutgers University Newark Orgasm Laboratory. This episode discusses the relationship between orgasm and the nervous system, the importance of mindfulness, and how often men and women should orgasm for maximum performance in life. Be sure not to miss this stimulating episode!

Formerly a psychiatrist at Stanford hospital, Pooja switched career paths after experimenting with OMing and researching the science behind it. She later moved across the country to New York City to study the neuroscience involved in OMing through fMRI imaging and clinical studies. Today, Pooja continues to conduct OMing studies, while also venturing into further researching the male orgasm.

Direct download: 236020Pooja20Lakshmin.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Learn how to unlock your Bulletproof potential from the CEO of the habit-building app, Lift. Tony Stubblebine shares his take on what habits are good to form, and how to develop and sustain those habits by creating a supportive lifestyle. Tony and I also dug deep into the performance and emotional aspects of being a CEO. If you are a productivity hacker or a high performing businessperson, then you do not want to miss this episode!

Tony Stubblebine co-founded Lift based on the idea that positive reinforcement and community support could be deployed universally to help people achieve their goals. Prior to Lift, he was the founder and CEO of CrowdVine Event Social Networks, which builds simple and powerful software to help people connect and meet. He was also a part of the Wesabe launch team, Director of Engineering at Odeo.com and O’Reilly Media, and authored Regular Expression Pocket Reference.

Direct download: 235920Tony20Stubblebine.mp4
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From professional athlete to high performance health coach, Yuri Elkaim came on the show to talk about all things Bulletproof. In his goal to help 10,000,000 people become healthier, Yuri shares his take on raw food, the “fruits & veggies” argument, exercise vs. rest, habits, and more! If you are an athlete (or biohacker) looking for tips to take your performance to the next level, this is the show for you!

Yuri Elkaim is a registered holistic nutritionist, fitness expert, and highly sought after high performance health coach. He is also a former professional soccer player and served as the Head Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition Coach for men’s soccer at the University of Toronto for 7 seasons.

Direct download: Podcast205520with20Yuri20Elkaim.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

This episode stretches the boundaries of biohacking by looking at the futurist ideology and movement called transhumanism. Natasha Vita-More, an American designer, theorist and author, joined me on this episode to discuss the possible transformation of the human condition by developing technologies that enhance intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.

Natasha Vita-more is co-editor and author of The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology and Philosophy of the Human Future and designer and author of “Primo Posthuman,” a pioneering future whole body prototype. Vita-More is a professor at the University of Advancing Technology, and a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and the Hybrid Reality Institute. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Humanity+.

Direct download: Podcast205120with20Natasha20Vita-More.mp4
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

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