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Jan 21, 2021

Why Fasting Improves Your Health!!!!


When you hear the word fasting, what comes to mind? 


Am I going to starve?


Is it good for my mental health?


I can’t go 20 hours without eating. 


I hear you and I have thought all of those very same things. 


My guest today is here to calm your fears on all things fasting and help explain how each and every one of you can fast in a way that suits your lifestyle.


My guest today is Dave Asprey, the “Father of Biohacking.” He is the Founder and Chairman of Bulletproof, a three-time New York Times bestselling science author and host of the award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio.


His newest book, Fast This Way is available now and provides incredible and valuable information on all things fasting and will inspire you to give fasting a second chance or try it out for the first time.


Today, he delivers a masterclass on all things fasting and it's many benefits. We discuss how each of you can fast in a way that suits your lifestyle and how to get started. In addition, he shares how you can also fast from hate and negative thoughts. We also chat about biohacking and more!


Dave’s Backstory:


Dave weighed up to 300 pounds in his early 20s. He was famous for being the first one to sell anything over the internet, which is now called the E-commerce. He made $6 million when he was 26. Dave was a co-founder of a part of the company that held Google's first servers, and grew the company to be worth $36 billion on the NASDAQ.


In spite of all the fame and money that he made, he wasn’t happy with his life and he always asks himself about why he keeps on making decisions that are against his own interests. He already tried everything to lose weight. He worked out an hour and a half a day, six days a week for 18 months straight on a low fat, low calorie diet, but still, he can’t lose weight. That’s when he realized he needed to hack it. 


Dave started hanging out with people three times his age who were reversing their age and learning their techniques to fix his own biology. Dave was frustrated because he was running that non-profit anti-aging group, and they're only four minutes from Google's headquarters, but they had only one guy from Google to ever attend -- and that was his uncle. 


Someone told him that if he did not eat six times a day, he’s going to be in starvation mode. His main problem with that idea was that he’s afraid of acting like a jerk just because he was hungry. So in 2008, he decided to hire a Shaman and he was dropped off in a cave. He wants no food and no people anywhere around so he’s just the only one who’s gonna have to deal with that. For Dave, that was a very amazing experience, because that’s the first time he’s ever done real quality journalism and storytelling.


Topics discussed:


Dave's newest book "Fast This Way"


What is biohacking?


The benefits of intermittent fasting


The importance of investing in energy


How to get started on fasting in a way that's going to be sustainable


The three fasting hacks (black coffee, bulletproof coffee, and probiotic fiber)


The mental health benefits of fasting


The four F words explained (fear, food, “F”, and friend)


The importance of empathy, compassion, and equanimity


Benefits of fasting from negative thoughts


Benefits of fasting from hate and how to do it successfully


Dave’s tips on how people can incorporate fasting when they're following some sense of morning routine



Coffee doubles ketone production.


Ketones suppress the hunger hormone called ghrelin and they raise the satiety hormone called CCK.


Fasting means your insulin didn't go up, and it means that your liver didn't have to turn on protein-digesting enzymes.


If you want to improve your biology, you have to have enough energy to run your body and break down cells and build healthy new cells.


The thing about fear is you don't think about fear.


Fasting means training the body to feel safe by going without something. It makes you more powerful in your cells, in your nerves, in your brain, in your heart, in your body, and in your spirit.


The only thing that you do have control over is your spiritual state.


Fasting from hate is the hardest thing to do.


What you eat drives hunger and cravings, depending on what it is.


The very best time to work out is at the end of a fast.

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