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Welcome to being Bulletproof, the State of High Performance where you take control and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or just acting like a stressed-out a-hole. Bulletproof Radio was born out of a 20-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class doctors, biochemists, scien ...
 
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I’m always curious to learn from people who’ve mastered ancient teachings. I hold a deep respect for people who’ve dedicated their lives to deep inner work and transformation to become better humans. That’s why I’m really glad to welcome Master Mingtong Gu to this episode of Bulletproof Radio. He shares ancient Eastern wisdom around the world to sh…
 
How would you like to make parenting fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic? (And if you’re a grown-up son or daughter, you may want to improve your own relationship with your parents.} In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Charles Fay, Ph.D., gives practical and down-to-earth solutions to the most common and frustrating behaviors disp…
 
In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m welcoming Laila Ali. She’s a world-class athlete, fitness and wellness advocate, TV host, author, home chef and cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of two. She’s the daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, …
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Jen Ashton brings a wealth of experience to the podcast as a physician, a medical correspondent for international news media, and an award-winning journalist. As the ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Correspondent for nearly a decade, she reports on major health and wellness issues across all ABC News plat…
 
It took a while but as SUFC start to move forward with a new manager, we were finally ready to take a misty-eyed look back on the Chris Wilder years at Sheffield United - the state of the club when Wilder took over, the norms that he shattered while in charge, and how it felt being managed to success by one of our own.Thanks for listening - Ben and…
 
This episode of Bulletproof Radio combines important information about mold from two leading expert physicians treating patients today. Over more than 25 years of a 50-year medical career, Dr. Neil Nathan has become a researcher, complex medical problem-solver and healer of mold toxicity. He treats patients who become too toxic and sensitive, and d…
 
When Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was 37, she had a stroke that completely shut down the left hemisphere of her brain. Her eight-year recovery led her to some of the greatest discoveries of what our brains can do. Dr. Jill is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist and neuroanatomist with a broad area of brain expertise. She’s also well known for h…
 
Ben and Andrew give their thanks to the departing Simon Moore before giving a rating to every player in the squad for the completed 2020/21 season - the good, the bad, and the very ugly - including some fond words for Phil Jagielka bowing out as a Blade.Thanks for listening to this mammoth pod, and UTB!…
 
In this special episode of Bulletproof Radio, I asked holistic psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora what she thought was the single most important element that supports vitality at any age. She answered “community.” “Not only do I believe that, but the evidence supports that actually having good social connections, feeling held in community, that's really o…
 
Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy! Here’s the current lineup for episode #11: Hyperbaric oxygen treatments could make your blood cells grow younger. Infection-fighting immune cells in your brain get their training i…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, molecular biologist Dr. Nichola Conlon joins me to talk about the role of a little molecule found in every cell in your body that has a huge impact on aging. She specializes in the study of aging as a biologically complex disorder, specifically the role of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide). You’re going …
 
The season from hell is finally over, and the Blades sign off on a positive note with a 1-0 win over Burnley. Ben and Andrew talk about the game, including how it felt to step back in Bramall Lane for the first time in 15 months, before revisiting our preseason predictions from way way back in the autumn (spoiler, we got some terribly wrong).Thank …
 
On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, pretty intense professional race car driver Danica Patrick joins the show to talk about her winding journey doing all the things that excite and scare her the most. She lets her curiosity drive her, including doing what she fears. Could be bungee jumping, diving out of airplanes or eating scorpions and running …
 
You’ve told me you want to hear about ketosis, ketones, glucose, monitoring your ketones, what happens when you want to go into ketosis and what happens when you want to go out of it. So, I've got a guest for you who’s definitely geeky, who has gone really, really deep on this to the point that they call him. Mr. Mojo. Dorian Greenow, founder of Ke…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Connie Zack, founder of infrared sauna company, Sunlighten, joins the show to talk about the many benefits of infrared light. This technology has incredible impacts on your longevity and recovery, and I want to make sure you learn as much as possible about it. Traditional steam and heat-based saunas warm you by…
 
Ben and Andrew discuss Dan Jebbison putting a smile on our faces with United's sixth win of the season, along with other recent Blades news (£40 tickets, you say?) before talking through some silver linings of relegation: no VAR, still no Sheffield derbies, but presumably a lot more goals and wins.Thanks for listening, and UTB!…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Jon Levy shares that the greatest predictors of longevity are close social ties and how much you feel like a part of a community. Jon is a behavioral scientist who researches human connection, trust and influence. He can teach you how to build your own communities and in turn, grow your influence expon…
 
The man who pioneered the science and psychology of Influence returns to Bulletproof Radio today. Known as “The Godfather of Influence,” Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., is the foundational expert in the science of influence and how to apply it ethically in business. After nearly 40 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research, he’s earned a g…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., the New York Times bestselling author of several books about the problems caused by sugar, processed food and the health conditions of obesity, shares his expertise and research about metabolic health. He addresses nutrition, food science, and global health, and explains how by f…
 
This episode of Bulletproof Radio kicks off Better Sleep Month. Sleep hacking is core to what I do, so I wanted to invite someone on who’s dedicated to that practice. I’m talking with Dr. Peter Martone who is a chiropractor, exercise physiologist and inventor of the Neck Nest, a pillow specifically designed to improve your sleeping postures. Here's…
 
Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy! Here’s the current lineup for episode #10: How a tiny brain-manipulating machine helps understand neurological disease and neurotrauma.. How to simplify your life. Why you're strug…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Amy Shah, M.D., a double board-certified medical doctor specializing in allergy and immunology, hormones and gut health. After a car accident and personal energy crisis she searched for a complete mental, hormonal, and inflammatory reset. And while she uses an integrative and holistic approach …
 
Ben and Andrew catch up on the Blades' 5th league win of the season, before attempting to select - and rank - the 10 most important players of the Chris Wilder era at Sheffield United. There's some healthy debate as we try to fit certain players into the top 10... which unfortunately means some well-loved names miss out. Find out who makes the cut,…
 
When your kids are calmer and learning how to work with their thoughts and emotions, your quality of life as a parent goes way up. In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Ziva meditation creator Emily Fletcher joins me to talk about helping kids learn to meditate and her new zivaKIDS program that gives kids new superpowers. *Catch episode guest Emily…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Joe Mercola returns to talk about the topic that’s been on everyone’s mind, for better or worse, for over a year. That would be Covid-19. Dr. Joe’s been on the show multiple times because he’s been on the cutting-edge of health for the last 25 years and isn’t afraid to question the status quo in healthcare.…
 
I hope this preview about gene therapy discoveries inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from this amazing guest and much more from all the guests who will be presenting. Liz Parrish is a humanitarian, entrepr…
 
In recognition of Earth Day, this incredible episode replay with Dr. Mark Hyman gets into the dark realities of the global food system and the policies that make it possible. He says his 2020 book, “Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time” is the most important one he’s ever written. "Our fo…
 
Ben and Andrew give their thoughts on United's belatedly-confirmed relegation, the short-lived Super League and what it means for the future of football, plus for this episode's Memorable Match we return to a thrilling 3-3 draw with West Ham at Bramall Lane in 2004.Thanks for listening, and UTB!By Ben Meakin
 
This episode of Bulletproof Radio is an interesting mix of sound healing knowledge pulled from Eastern traditions and Western medicine. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, a neurologist and neuroscientist immersed in the field of Integrative Medicine, joins me to talk about the science of sound and just how much we’re learning from ancient teachings. She’s part…
 
I hope this preview on fasting inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from this amazing guest and much more from all the guests who will be presenting. Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist known as a pione…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Tara Stiles, founder of Stråla Yoga, whose approach to yoga and meditation is to make it as inclusive, unpretentious and accessible as possible. “I love the saying, if you can breathe, you can do yoga,” Tara says. “And especially if you're interested in doing it, then follow that intuition. Whe…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we talk about minerals, ask some foundational questions about why they matter to your biology, and why you probably would do a lot better as a biohacker, or just as a human being who wants to be hard to kill, if you pay way more attention to them. We have more than 30 trillion cells in our body and every single…
 
I hope this preview on the power of peptides inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from this amazing guest and much more from all the guests who will be presenting. Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez is a board-certi…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with a godfather of fasting, Professor Valter Longo, Ph.D. He started researching fasting decades before anyone else started paying much attention to it. In 2018, TIME Magazine named Prof. Longo as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a …
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to learn a lot you probably didn’t know about histamine. Turns out histamine is a major neurotransmitter that affects your awareness, food cravings, tiredness and inflammation. I’m talking with Dr. Becky Campbell, a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who focuses on histamine issues based on…
 
This episode focuses on energy with two masters dedicated to this work. You’ll hear highlights from their previous interviews with me to get an idea of their styles and areas of expertise. I hope this preview inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Li…
 
Great In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dr. Stephanie Estima encourages women to start the process of owning their health by collecting data on their cycle. That way, women can start to understand their body’s individuality and work with it, not against it. She’s a doctor of Chiropractic with expertise in female metabolism and body composition …
 
I talk about sex regularly on Bulletproof Radio because the energy, connection and humanity that’s a part of sexual wellness improves our lives. So does the fun factor. In this episode, credentialed sexologist Alexandra Fine talks with me about the pleasure gap and ways to close it. After earning her master’s in Clinical Psychology with a concentra…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about bugs. The good kinds! Emeritus professor and microbiologist John Tagg has been researching bacteria since the mid 1970s and has been specifically looking for a probiotic solution to Group A Strep. He’s done this work primarily at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Universit…
 
Great PodMonitoring your blood sugar is one of the most important interventions you can make for yourself in order to live long and truly feel good. If you have diabetes, your cardiovascular disease risk, your cancer risk and your Alzheimer's risk all go up dramatically. So, what if we were to just put on our thinking hats as biohackers and say, "W…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio my guest shares an inspiring life story about addiction, adversity and resilience. Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and host of the Adversity Advantage podcast. His journey traverses a difficult childhood, an addiction spiral and time in jail. He credits a judge, a cell mate, and …
 
Ben and Andrew discuss the first "proper" game of the post-Wilder era, as United blow their chances to equalise and eventually fall 2-0 to Chelsea to exit the FA Cup. Next, for our Memorable Match this week, we return to 2006 and another victory at Hillsborough via Ade Akinbiyi's thunderous goal.Thanks for listening, and UTB.…
 
Cool Facts are quick hits of new human and world science curated into short bursts of information just for you. This fun compilation publishes one Friday a month. Enjoy! Here’s the current lineup for episode #9: Sleep may pre-date brain activity. Genes could contribute to daytime nap needs. Dopamine links aerobic fitness and cognition. Eat bad food…
 
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we find out how my guest, 81-year-old Margaret Paul, Ph.D., has sustained intermittent fasting (IF) for more than 50 years! Although IF may be a newer concept with regard to health and wellness, research has been happening for decades. And some people have been following IF for that long because it works for th…
 
This episode of Bulletproof Radio runs over 90 minutes and definitely will be worth the time you’ll spend listening. We’re talking about insulin resistance, something that affects half of all adults in the U.S., a lot of our children, and is the leading cause of many common health disorders. Insulin resistance makes you less powerful every day unti…
 
At 70 years young, Dr. Steven Gundry feels and exudes more energy than he did at 40. In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’ll talk about how you can make sure you feel the same. Dr. Gundry explains seven deadly energy disruptors that surround us in his new book, “The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone.” “The w…
 
For a while I was anti-juicing because I found myself consuming a lot of sugar with very few health benefits. But I wanted to flip my own script and introduce you to a brand-new juice company. These juices don’t cause a blood sugar spike. Instead, you get a lot of phytonutrients and the bonus opportunity to support small farmers. In this episode of…
 
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