Dave Asprey – Bulletproof

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This week’s episode of London Real features the return of Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof Exec himself, and long time favourite the show.

It was an honour to sit down again with Dave, after all the changes that have been going on here at London Real, and over at Bulletproof too!

Dave talks about a range of topics, from coffee (of course!) and mould toxins, to meditation.

But there’s a common theme running through this whole episode: making the world a better place.

Dave believes it is our birthright to know the truth about what we put in our bodies, and what will optimise our performance.

Like Dave says in the episode, we don’t plug our computers into damaging power sources, and we shouldn’t do that with our bodies either!

Dave has been around for a long time, honing his skills in Silicon Valley working for super successful companies.

He reveals that the shift into Bulletproof wasn’t as logical as you might assume.

Starting a coffee company was a big risk for him when he already had a glowing career.

Another theme that emerges from our discussion is communication.

Probably 90% of what Dave does is about communicating a message, bringing important science to the wider public.

Dave is not just ‘the tech guy’, and Bulletproof is not just about the great knowledge that he’s spent a lifetime uncovering.

It’s about impacting people’s lives, and Dave is at his most moving and most passionate when he’s talking about how his ideas have effected others.

As you probably know, Dave is a controversial figure.

His ideas and his openness to try anything that works, whether its a manufactured drug, or an organic plant, has brought him a lot of criticism.

Dave’s own use of drugs like Modifinil also draws criticism from far and wide.

I ask him some of the tough questions about this stuff, and I’m confident we’ve done a good job of clearing up the disinformation out there about Dave.

And you’ll find a lot of your questions about the Bulletproof philosophy answered once and for all.

You won’t be short of vulnerability here either.

Dave has no problem opening up about the differences between the guy he used be, and who he is now.

Biohacking is not just about good dieting, it’s about optimising performance in all areas of life.

Dave discusses the changes he has seen in his own life through getting smart about what he puts into his body.

Whether it’s losing 100 pounds, turning around his social life, or altering his facial bone structure naturally (no joke!), what makes Dave so passionate about his work is that he has experienced the changes himself.

He’s had lunch with Rick Rubin and has Arianna Huffington on speed-dial!

But for Dave it’s not about fame, it’s about impact.

Though he comes from a background in tech and business, Dave is also an incredibly intuitive and emotional guy.

In fact, emotions, and being connected to your feelings, seem to be a big part of what biohacking means to Dave.

For this reason, Dave believes biohacking is as much an art, as it is a science.

Dave Asprey is a man whose chief values include community, family and helping other people.

He’s very clear about his mission, and it’s nothing less than changing the world!

He remains one of our most valued guests, and to have him back on the show is as inspiring as it is informative.

Dave is going to change the way you think about your body, your environment and your mission as a human being.

Let me know what YOUR top biohacking tips are in the comments below.

What happen since the last 2.5 years? [6:53]

Starting a coffee company. [12:00]

Mold and toxins takes away your ability to regulate your emotions well. [12:20]

Most people believe that you are supposed to struggle. [13:40]

Will power athletes. Obese people are running a marathon everyday. [15:00]

There is a difference between craving and hunger. [16:15]

Bulletproof coffee. Upleveling everything. [17:00]

Grass fed beef and grass fed butter. Range land vs farm land. [17:50]

I fully expect to change the world. 2 sides to changing the world. [19:10]

This is different from a full environmental message. [21:20]

People want to help themselves. [22:00]

If you are new to Bulletproof coffee. [23:00]

Biohacking is the art and science of changing the environment around you so that you have more control over the environment around you. [23:20]

What Dave Asprey wants [24:40]

Yak butter tea. [2615]

Growing up in a moldy environment. [28:00]

Mitochondria. [29:40]

Food detective app. [33:30]

Diet soda. [36:00]

Bulletproof coffee. [38:00]

Fats. [45:57]

Scaling a business. Being motivated by a very big mission. [50:30]

I want Bulletproof to be as big as it needs to be to help the maximum number of people. [56:20]

Psychedelics and seeing the shaman. [59:00]

I am both rational and irrational at the same time. [1:00:20]

Hallucinogens, neuro feedbacks and deep breathing exercises are great way to listen to your animal irrational thoughts. [1:01:00]

First blog post in 1998. Working in cloud computing. The first e-commerce. [1:03:00]

There is a lot of heart that goes into any entrepreneurial venture. [1:04:00]

Modafinil. [1:04:45]

Getting a brain scan with Dr Daniel Amen. Not performing vs struggling greatly. [1:06:20]

Adderall. [1:07:55]

Modafinil. [1:08:55]

People are sensitive about a drug and not a drug. [1:13:00]

How much of your success is due to the level of relationships. [1:16:30]

Hacking social skills. [1:18:00]

Rick Rubin. [1:20:00]

Arianna Huffington. [1:20:35]

Spending the time and money to have the meaningful conversations with people. [1:22:20]

A card from a family Dave impacted. [1:23:00]

Recognising your own success. [1:24:10]

Worry. [1:25:00]

Deep sense of responsibility for people family, people who work with me, and people who consume the Bulletproof content. [1:26:30]

Family. Cutting away commute. Living sustainably. [1:30:30]

Companies want talent and they don’t care where the talent lives. [1:35:40]

Space for different task. [1:39:00]

Advice for the 20 year Dave Asprey. Emotions don’t have a reason. [1:40:50]

Best advice ever received. [1:47:10]

Advice to the 20 year old. [1:51:55]


17 Comments on "Dave Asprey – Bulletproof"

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12 days 15 hours ago

The reason coffee stops working is because your body adapts to the caffeine. Nonetheless, interesting stuff.

3 months 14 days ago

Informative, engaging, inspiring.A truly phenomenal exchange of a soul to soul, mind to mind interview. Awesome.

7 months 1 day ago

Excellent! Very true, good fats, bad fats, good proteins bad proteins, mold, toxins and poisons. I’m a crazy coffee addict. I can’t live without it.
Epigenetics, we are what we eat and we pass it down to our children. Common sense would dictate wanting to protect our children and do our best for ourselves and our children. We are our own greatest investment. As we age and are exposed to our toxic environment things happen and we should advocate for and protect ourselves from these toxins.

Mikael Henriksson
10 months 20 days ago

I might have to switch my dexamphetamine for modafinil… Right now I am looking into “healthier” and more natural alternatives. I’ve been hacking on stuff like “Chaga” and “Reishi” for a long time and I have better sleep and haven’t been sick for 3 years. Not even a cold even though I pushed myself not just through the wall but through the whole damn building.

This gave me some hope! Intense interview, loads of good information and what a fascinating and intense character Dave seems to be. Bulletproof is one company I wouldn’t mind working for!!

10 months 29 days ago

Above Limitless

Thank you Dave & Brian for putting awareness on bio hacking to keep our body and mind healthy & at peak performance. I hope i can see life expectancy with the nutrition data you collect and share become more exponential too.

Hope you can get Thomas L Friedman one day, to discuss a bit more in detail for what a 20-30 year old can focus on for the next few years, to create or avoid disruption. Here is a sample: https://youtu.be/Xww6-KEBPTE

10 months 29 days ago

Limitless forever.

11 months 27 days ago

Powerful interview! Really enjoyed this conversation, thank you Brian & Dave!

1 year 16 days ago


1 year 17 days ago

This interview in the best produced, most concise version of Dave’s message and mission! I’ve been on the diet for 5 weeks, and I feel awesome and lost almost 20lbs

1 year 24 days ago

Dave best interview ever!!!!Thanks LR!

1 year 26 days ago

Inspiring 🙂

1 year 26 days ago

This was a great interview! Well done Brian and Dave!

1 year 1 month ago

Did they talked about Joe Rogan? If they did, can someone please tell me at what minute? Thank you.

1 year 1 month ago

Another great episode!

1 year 1 month ago



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