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Dave Asprey: Bulletproof Diet, Smart Drugs, and Guacamole

Posted by | December 28, 2012 | Featured, Interviews, Paleo, Podcasts | 16 Comments

Dave Asprey Bulletproof Exec

Back again is the king of biohacking, Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof Executive. Since Dave was last on my show, Bulletproof coffee has blown up, Dave’s churned out a few more books, been featured on CNN, and he’s put together a biohacking conference in San Francisco. Not too shabby for a few month’s work.

I’ll be presenting on how to improve mental performance with music (following-up on my first book, The Musical Brain). If you’d like to come biohack with the coolest toys nerds like us have ever seen, check out the biohacking conference here.

Abel James and Dave Asprey

Dave and Abel at PaleoFX12

In today’s show, Dave and I cover:

  • How you can improve your mental performance with smart drugs (nootropics)
  • The surprising foods Abel’s immune system does not tolerate according to the Mediator Release Test
  • Why Bulletproof Coffee is brain food
  • How the Bulletproof Diet reduces exposure to inflammatory toxins
  • And why eating sushi – with the rice – dipped in a big tub of guacamole and covered in salt is a great idea

Sweet! Here’s the show.

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  • Awesome show today. Living in the Bay Area, I have heard about Dave Asprey before, but the podcast today was amazing. What I would give to sit down and pick that man’s brain for an hour, and I kinda got to by listening to your podcast today. Thanks for the amazing work you do and all the inspirational guests and ideas you explore.

  • Abel James says:

    Thanks Daniella, so glad you like the show. It’s our pleasure!

  • Julie says:

    Hi Abel,

    Had a quick question, any suggestions on where can I found out about where to have a Mediator Release Test done in my local area?


  • Julie says:

    Thanks Abel!

  • Hi Abel! First, let me say I love your show and have listened to every one of them. I listen to a lot of podcasts and yours is at the top of my list.

    I just listened to the latest show with Dave Asprey. Here’s the one thing I’d like to say about it. Perhaps you’re (both) placing too much faith in the accuracy and meaning of the food tolerance test. I’ve become very skeptical of those tests after hearing Chris Kresser’s take on them. Here’s a transcript of a show where he addresses this question (search for the paragraph starting with “As far as food intolerance testing goes”):


    I think Chris makes some excellent points there. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this if you get a chance.

    Thanks, and please keep up the great work!

  • Chuck Hazzard says:

    I would not put a lot of stock in the LEAP test. You could get tests from their competitors and likely would see different results. I have read this over and over. The tests make sense, but I think you are better off using an elimination diet.

  • Evelyn says:

    Hi Abel -

    What was the name of the smart drug that Dave was talking about that made colors brighter…provita? Where can I buy it?


  • Sean says:

    I’ve thought of putting my earthing mat under my mouse and keyboard at the office so my palms are resting on it. Good Idea?

  • Jennifer says:

    Hey where can one get the test to find out about food allergies you and dave were talking about? Thanks

  • Rob Fulton says:

    Hi Abel,

    I like the idea of doing a protein fast with Bulletproof Coffee. How much bulletproof coffee do you consume during a protein fast? How long is your fast? How many times a week or time period do you do these fasts?


  • Larry says:

    Hey Abel,
    Since I’ve been following you and your ilk, I’ve heard a lot about nootropics and various protocols. I’m very interested and was wondering if you could suggest regimen involving the main supplements you use. From what I’ve read there seem to be three or four main members of the Racetams family and I was thinking of starting them one at a time and slowly adding and subtracting to find the best combination for me. Are there others outside of the Racetams family that you recommend excluding Modafinil?

    Thanks for making a differance,


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