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The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

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For a decade, Dave Asprey, “the father of biohacking,” elevated what you knew about the capabilities of your mind and body across a thousand episodes of Bulletproof Radio. Now, he’s evolving it even further in his plan to upgrade humanity. You’re invited to expand your knowledge, explore your own pe… read more


LECTINS: Good guys or bad? A Top 10 Episode with Dr. Steven Gundry

Welcome to Your Upgraded Summer!

This new series revisits the Top 10 Bulletproof Radio episodes of all time. The topics cover essentials like nutrition, energy, hormones, sleep and autophagy, as well as gut, brain, autoimmune and women's health.

You'll get the main points in a shortened version so you can get the good stuff and get on with your summer plans. And if you want to listen to more, tune in to the original episode.

 Dr. Steven Gundry takes the No. 2 spot with: How Nutrition Can Reverse Disease and the Impact of Lectins – Dr. Steven Gundry – #417.

More than two decades ago, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Gundry decided to help people prevent health issues. He retired as a cardiologist to teach patients how to eat, guiding them on how to get ahead of the problem, not fixing it after the fact. He shifted toward a more proactive approach to health through food and diet changes and has since become a pioneer in nutrition.

As a medical researcher and author, he’s spent the last 16 years studying the microbiome and now helps patients use diet and nutrition as a key form of treatment. You may know of his New York Times best-selling books, “The Plant Paradox,” “The Longevity Paradox” and “The Energy Paradox.”

Simply, paradox mean confusing information. What sounds reasonable isn’t or what sounds absurd turns out to be true. There’s no better example than plants. Plants can help your body or try to kill you.

By now you know that “healthy foods” in your diet may not be as good for you as you think. Many seemingly healthy foods contain a protein called lectin which seeks out sugar molecules to bind to, rapidly increasing our likelihood of inflammation. Inflammation leaves your body not only less energetic, but less prepared to fight disease. 

 Here’s what Dr. Gundry says:

  • “[Plants are] chemists of incredible ability. So what they do is they use chemical warfare, and one of their favorite attack mechanisms is the protein lectin, and lectins are so beautifully diabolically designed to wreak havoc on an animal predator.”


  • “Our ancient ancestors interacted with 250 different plant species on a rotating basis. All of those plants have polyphenols, flavonoids that not only turn on our individual genes, but more importantly, they alter the gene expression of our microbiome, [which is capable of] rapid alteration in gene expression.”


In this episode you’ll learn about the foods that may be negatively affecting you, why humans ever started eating them in the first place (ahem, corn?), and the power of a healthy diet.

Enjoy! And get more resources at Dave.Asprey/podcasts.

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