69 minutes | Jan 20th 2021

Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? with Dave Asprey

Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, Paleovalley, and Cozy Earth

There’s been a lot of buzz about fasting in recent years, but sometimes it can be hard to tell a true health-promoting practice from a trend that lacks any real science behind it. Well I’m here to tell you today that fasting falls into the first category, with plenty of proven benefits to optimize health and slow the symptoms of aging. Fasting also does more than change the physical body. It’s estimated that 30% of our thoughts are about our next meal. That’s a lot of time and energy wrapped up in food, and fasting can help us regain control of ourselves, our minds, and so much more. 

On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m thrilled to sit down with my good friend and an expert on fasting, Dave Asprey. Dave is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. 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. 

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Here are more of the details from our interview: 

  • The first fast Dave ever did to confront his fears of being alone and being hungry (7:50)

  • The three F-words that take up a bulk of our time and energy (13:04)

  • How fasting works and how to eliminate the pain of fasting (15:50)

  • How time-restricted eating and other types of fasting support healthy aging and full-body rejuvenation (21:52)    

  • Supporting your body with supplements and electrolytes while fasting (26:16)

  • Special considerations for women regarding fasting (33:48)

  • Creating a sense of emotional safety while fasting (42:14)

  • How our diet drives our emotions and societal divisiveness (46:38)

  • Fasting as an entry point into self-awareness and spirituality (51:00)

  • Breaking the cycle of overconsumption (58:30)

Learn more about Dave Asprey at https://daveasprey.com/ and find his new book, Fast This Way, at https://fastthisway.com/.

Follow Dave Asprey on Facebook @bulletproofexecutive, on Instagram @dave.asprey, and on Twitter @bulletproofexec.

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