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Dave Asprey || Fast This Way

April 29, 2021

Today it’s great to chat with Dave Asprey, Founder & Chairman of Bulletproof. Dave is a three-time New York Times bestselling science author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more. His latest book is called Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Mean to Be.

Topics

[2:13] Dave shares his vision quest experience
[9:50] Why Dave started Bulletproof
[15:12] Dave explains the science behind MCT
[18:10] Dave’s rules for fasting
[21:09] Working fast vs. spiritual fast
[23:01] Cravings vs. hunger
[27:51] The science of the keto diet
[32:30] The science and mentality behind cravings
[36:16] How to develop sustainable food habits
[40:39] Dave shares the impact of fasting on his body and mind
[44:25] Why Dave thinks he can live to 180
[51:32] Dave explains the “16:8 Fast”
[56:42] Dave discusses the dangers of over-fasting


2 Responses to “Dave Asprey || Fast This Way”

  1. John G says:

    Scott,
    I generally love your podcasts. You often host guests with controversial views or views contrary to your own, and through natural conversation, you critically examine the material.

    Such was not the case with your podcast with Dave Asprey. Many of his claims (e.g., the benefits of MCT oil, Kale poison, living to 180) were left unexplored and the tenor of the entire tone of the podcast was of naive adoration. It’s not hard to find critiques of Dave’s life hacks, I would have liked for more of them to be brought forth and explored.

    I do understand your overall preference for natural conversation to reveal and explore a topic, but it needs to be weighed against the need to arrive at a deeper understanding. It’s a shame if, at the end of 90 minutes, the natural ebb and flow of a conversation hasn’t revealed anything new to your listeners. We look to you to recognize when a polite, natural conversation is operating at a surface level of exploration and shift to a more direct tone to get answers.

    Again, thanks for what you’re doing — I love most of it — this last one with Dave was an uncritical one-off. John

    • John danzer says:

      I agree with the comment by John. Scott is high on openness. Every trait has its weakness. Oh well. Scott is entitled to put down his sword. I’m sure he has regrets.

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