Feb 12, 2020
While 90 years seems like a fairly
old age to be living until, our guest for today thinks that in the
next 50 years, humans could be reaching ages as high as 180. We are
joined in this episode by Dave Asprey, New York
Times bestselling author and CEO of Bulletproof, True
Dark and 40 Years of Zen. Dave joins us to speak about his new
book Super Human, which discusses ways to reach far
higher ages than we thought possible. Our guest speaks about the
many health issues he struggled with as a child and how he
discovered that holistic wellbeing is affected by a mixture of
epigenetics, trauma, and biology.
He gets into how his trauma affected
him, and how he discovered that his birth story played
significantly into this. Dave also speaks about his journey to
discovering all kinds of lesser-known and practiced approaches to
health and age prevention. He discusses Stan Grof’s research, a
meditation retreat in Mount Kailash, and how he found smart drugs
and brain hacking long before their popularization. We also speak
about alpha, beta, delta, and theta brain waves, covering when each
is most active, how they affect our behavior, and what Dave is
doing to optimize them using technology at 40 Years of Zen.
Finally, Dave speaks about the seven main contributors to aging
that appear in his book, and what we can do to combat those
processes in our bodies.
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- An introduction to Dave Asprey,
writer of Super Human who aspires to be 180.
- Reaching holistic health
approaches through a body-first or mind-first approach.
- The failure of Western medicine to
help Dave’s struggles with health as a child. [8:35]
- Combined causes of Dave’s
problems: epigenetics, trauma, biology. [9:48]
- Dave’s traumatic birth story and
its connection to some of his health struggles. [11:32]
- Stan Grof’s and eastern
philosophies about trauma and its effect on personality.
- Internal traumas and the way they
affect our personalities and habits. [16:48]
- Parenting styles and their
potential to cause or reduce trauma kids experience.
- What caused Dave to go on
meditation retreats in Nepal and Mount Kailash in Tibet.
- How eating pig’s ears for collagen
in Tibet helped heal Dave’s knees. [24:14]
- Dave’s journey with smart drugs,
brain hacking, and higher cognitive performance.
- Benefits of neuro-feedback and
dangers of self-administering it. [28:58]
- What super brains are and how 40
Years of Zen optimizes brain patterns. [30:37]
- Neural circuitry and specifics of
how Alpha, Beta, Theta, and Gamma waves function.
- What Alpha, Theta and Delta waves
feel like and how to access them naturally. [37:18]
- Why waking delta is not a good
state for everybody. [39:47]
- How to live to 150 years old by
avoiding the things that age you or cause death.
- The role telomeres, stem cells,
and mitochondrial mutations play in aging. [47:59]
- Ways that
intracellular/extracellular debris and cellular stiffening cause
- Ben and Dave’s experiences
building testosterone with supplements and more.
- How Dave uses testosterone pellets
and whether they are painful to get inserted. [1:01:42]
- Sexual applications for
testosterone cream, PT-141, and MSH. [1:04:21]
- The uses of peptides for
- How gratitude, diet and, sex can
increase happiness. [1:08:40]