Dave Asprey | Advanced Biohacking For Body Mind & Spirit: How To Train A Healthy Brain, Boost Your Flow State + Remove False Beliefs

“In the world of neurofeedback, we're going to do some brain training. We know what an average brain looks like but training to be average is a terrible idea. So, what we're doing in our studies with 1,500 high-performance brains of people who have done big things in the world, even some gurus, and we're training brains towards building higher human performance.” – Dave Asprey

Wellness + Wisdom Episode 482

Four-Time New York Times Bestselling Science Author, Host of The Human Upgrade Podcast, Founder of Upgrade Labs, and the ‘Father of Biohacking,' Dave Asprey, returns to Wellness + Wisdom for the third time to share why he never actually focuses on wellness but human performance, how to achieve a fast path to healing, his favorite biohacking tools to experience a higher flow state, and how to shift your mind to deprogram both false and victimhood beliefs.

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of achieving equanimity, upgrading your life, and feeling dangerously good?

Join Dave and Josh as they cover all sides of the Wellness Pentagon: Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Mental, and Financial in this very special third eye-opening conversation.

'In the world of neurofeedback, we know what an average brain looks like but training to be average is a terrible idea. In studies with 1,500 high-performance brains of people, we're training towards building higher human performance.'- @bulletproofexecClick To Tweet

Listen To Episode 482 As Dave Asprey Uncovers:

[1:30] How to Deprogram False Beliefs + Negative Voices in the Mind

[18:40] Food + Beverage Chemicals' Impact on Behavior + Mood

[25:40] The Fast Path to Healing: Pros and Cons

  • The different paths of Buddhism including the middle way and the fast pathway.
  • Pros and cons of trying a fast pathway with different tools such as Ayahuasca and psychedelics.
  • How Dave knows that he is about biologically 38 years old when he is chronologically 50 years old based on really reliable blood tests, the Horvath Clock, and a True Age test.
  • GlycanAge
  • Josh's traumatic experience at an Ayahuasca retreat center in Costa Rica and how a place like that has negatively impacted other people he knows including those looking for a quick fix in their life.

[32:00] How to Correctly Use Plant Medicine & Psychedelics to Heal Trauma

[49:00] Relationships, Friendships, Soul Mates, Twin Flames + Conscious Uncoupling

[1:00:00] From Healing to Upgrading + Biohacking

[1:08:00] How to Teach Children Not to be Victims

  • Dr. Gabor Maté
  • What do Corn Flakes and masturbation have in common? Mr Kellogg believed sexual desires caused disease and invented the plain cereal to stop self-pleasuring
  • Vani Hari | Food Babe
  • Why we need the whistleblowers to call out big-name brands for putting chemicals in their products.
  • How Dave has made healthier decisions especially when it comes to food and investing in regenerative, organic farming.
  • Why Dave focuses on putting his energy into being for a cause rather than against its opposition.
  • The very nefarious way that we are teaching children to be victims.
  • Why there's nothing wrong with you if you feel triggered by something; it just means that there is work you have to do for your wellness journey.
  • How they train equanimity in children in Nepal.
  • What we can do to help teach children not to internalize mean comments said to them and realize it's not about them but the source –  the other person saying those harmful things.
  • How Joe Rogan tried to ruin Dave's reputation on social media for 18 months because of a commercial disagreement for the interview.
  • The trauma that was triggered within Dave because of Joe's actions and the work he did to reset and heal with EMDR and 40 Years of Zen.

[1:23:00] Safety is an Illusion

Power Quotes From The Show

'People get it wrong when they say I'm in the health and wellness industry; I'm not - I'm in the human performance industry. I don't know that I've ever really focused on wellness, ever.' - @bulletproofexec Click To Tweet

How Playing the Victim Makes Us Sick

“There is a sick energy you get from being a victim and we're actually teaching children how to be victims in a very nefarious way right now. When you're a victim, you feel this negative energy and it's kind of addictive because it's validating and you get to feel special. We experience and pass on to younger generations today that there is a merit to being a victim but it turns out the next step in victimhood is to fight against something instead of working towards something else…

…In victimhood training, you will learn how to shift your mindset away from that toxic state of thinking and focus instead on the world that you want to live in, why you want to live in that world, and how to live in that world. It's amazing how tearing something down because it's not fair is so dirty compared to building something up and I think we have lost a lot of that in almost all psychology in popular culture.” – Dave Asprey

Why Beliefs Are Dangerous

“A belief is a story that you tell yourself and it may or may not be true. Unfortunately, we are wired to usually believe in our own stories. I have legion power of self-deception – so do you and so does everyone else. Beliefs are actually dangerous because once you get a belief, they're infectious. If it's not an accurate belief you will possibly spend your entire life doing something based on that belief.” – Dave Asprey

Living a Life Focused on Human Performance

“I don't know that I've ever really focused on wellness, ever. I do wake up and I say to myself, ‘I want to feel well.' For me, I get lit up by being in a flow state and being in that feeling of awe, joy, and curiosity. For me, wellness is never up there. Wellness is something that's harder to feel if you don't already experience those feelings and flow state. I want my body to work flawlessly but it's okay if it doesn't. For me, I want to feel amazing and not necessarily feeling healthy needs to be a part of that. People get it wrong when they say I'm in the health and wellness industry; I'm not – I'm in the human performance industry.” – Dave Asprey


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About Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is the founder of Upgrade Labs & known as the ‘Father of Biohacking'.

He Is a four-time New York times bestselling science author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast The Human Upgrade, and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more.

Becoming Bulletproof

Over the last two decades Dave, “The Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave has personally spent over $2 million taking control of his own biology – pushing the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science evolution and revolution.

Unlock Your Inner Super Human

The creator of the Bulletproof Diet, and innovator of Bulletproof Coffee, Collagen Protein supplements and many more advances in commercial wellness products, Dave’s mission is to empower the entire globe with information and knowledge that unlocks the Super Human in everyone at any age. The proof of these advancements are better sleep, energy, and expanded capacity for all. Be a better partner, parent, provider and overall human being in every aspect of life.

The Bulletproof Diet

Through the Bulletproof Diet, Dave has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, improved his sleep cycles, and upgraded his brain, ultimately transforming himself into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, a better father and overall a better human being


Dave Asprey | Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation & Become A High Performer | Wellness + Wisdom

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About Josh Trent

Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, and a cat named Cleo. He is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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