Why You Might Want to Reconsider that Carnivore Diet | Dave Asprey on Health Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Dave Asprey, a biohacker and author, discussing the potential dangers of a high protein diet and his obsession with living to 180 years old, as well as his beliefs in reincarnation.

In this episode of Health Theory, host Tom Bilyeu interviews Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and biohacker, about his new book "Living to 180" and the dangers of a carnivore diet. Asprey explains that consuming more than 20% of calories from protein can lead to a four times higher increase in all-cause mortality. The conversation also touches on topics such as the fear of death, reincarnation, and taking charge of one's health. Asprey shares stories of individuals who have successfully fought life-threatening conditions through diet and mindset, while also acknowledging the importance of making peace with death when necessary.

  • Eating more than 20% of calories from protein can cause a four times higher increase in all-cause mortality.
  • Dave Asprey is a biohacker, author, and founder of Bulletproof.
  • Dave's obsession with living to 180 started when his grandfather passed away from an autoimmune kidney condition.
  • Dave believes in fighting for quality of life and has met people who have owned their life-threatening conditions.
  • Dave believes in reincarnation and that it can remove unconscious fear of death.
  • High protein diets can cause kidney damage, increase cancer risk, and lead to weight gain.
  • Investing energy is more important than investing time or money.
  • Living to 180 years old is possible with the right investments in health.
  • Dave Asprey is obsessed with living to 180 years old and believes it's possible with the right lifestyle and technology.

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Introduction

  • Eating more than 20% of calories from protein can cause a four times higher increase in all-cause mortality.
  • Dave Asprey is a biohacker, author, and founder of Bulletproof.
  • He is obsessed with living to 180 years old and has written a book about it.
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Living to 180

  • Dave's obsession with living to 180 started when his grandfather passed away from an autoimmune kidney condition.
  • His grandfather decided to go on a wine diet and passed away a few days later.
  • Dave believes in fighting for quality of life and has met people who have owned their life-threatening conditions.
  • He also believes in making peace with death when it's not working.
  • Dave believes in reincarnation and that it can remove unconscious fear of death.
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Beliefs in Reincarnation

  • Dave grew up in an atheist household but believes in reincarnation now.
  • He believes that if it removes his unconscious fear of death, he'll sign up for it.
  • Dave has observed things he can't explain via any normal hypothesis.
  • He has done deep states of neurofeedback and talked to different people from different traditions who look at him and say the same things about stuff that he has no knowledge of.
  • Dave believes that if he's right, great, and if he's wrong, he's dead, and he doesn't care.
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Dangers of High Protein Diet

  • Eating more than 20% of calories from protein can cause a four times higher increase in all-cause mortality.
  • High protein diets can cause kidney damage, increase cancer risk, and lead to weight gain.
  • Dave recommends a balanced diet with moderate protein intake and healthy fats.
  • He also recommends intermittent fasting and exercise for optimal health.
  • Dave believes in biohacking and optimizing health through science and technology.
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Beliefs in Reincarnation

  • Believing in reincarnation can motivate people to learn their lessons in this life.
  • It is possible that people have already had their "donut life" and are now in a life where they need to learn their lessons.
  • Living hard every day is important for some people, even if they believe in reincarnation.
  • Living a life that gives the highest return on investment for learning lessons is important.
  • Living to at least 180 years old is a good plan.
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The Four Killers

  • Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes are the four killers that people need to avoid.
  • Diabetes is a risk factor for the other three killers.
  • Preventing these killers can improve quality of life, even if people do not live to 180 years old.
  • Scientists understand the seven pillars of aging that can cause people to die of other causes.
  • Maintaining the body like a car can help people live longer and healthier lives.
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Return on Investment

  • Investing energy is more important than investing time or money.
  • Having energy can help people make money and use time effectively.
  • Investing in health can give people a high return on investment.
  • Investing in health can help people avoid the four killers and live longer.
  • Investing in health can improve quality of life.
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Living to 180 Years Old

  • Living to 180 years old is possible with the right investments in health.
  • Avoiding the four killers is the first step to living to 180 years old.
  • Scientists understand the seven pillars of aging that can cause people to die of other causes.
  • Maintaining the body like a car can help people live longer and healthier lives.
  • Investing in health can give people a high return on investment.
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The Seven Pillars of Superhuman Health

  • There are seven pillars of superhuman health that can help you live longer and healthier.
  • Each pillar has free, cheap, and expensive options to improve your health.
  • The pillars include things like diet, supplements, and cutting-edge science.
  • The book includes Dave Asprey's personal experiences with each pillar and their results.
  • The goal is to reduce the number and severity of "cuts" to your health as you age.
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Mitochondria and Aging

  • Mitochondria are the power plants of cells and run the operating system of life.
  • They determine how much energy goes into fight or flight and how much goes into cellular protein folding.
  • Mitochondria are interested in food and without it, they change their behavior, which affects your behavior.
  • As you age, mitochondrial insufficiency becomes more common and can lead to mutations and cancer.
  • The gold standard test for mitochondrial sufficiency is using a VO2 mask to measure oxygen consumption and efficiency.
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Protecting and Optimizing Mitochondria

  • There are several things you can do to protect and optimize your mitochondria, including:
  • Eating a diet that supports mitochondrial health, such as a low-carb, high-fat diet.
  • Exercising regularly, especially high-intensity interval training.
  • Getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  • Taking supplements that support mitochondrial health, such as CoQ10 and PQQ.
  • Using cutting-edge technologies like red light therapy and ozone therapy.
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Living to 180 and Reincarnation

  • Dave Asprey is obsessed with living to 180 years old and believes it's possible with the right lifestyle and technology.
  • He also believes in reincarnation and that our actions in this life affect our next life.
  • He sees his mission as helping people live longer and healthier lives so they can make a positive impact on the world.
  • He encourages people to focus on their health and longevity so they can achieve their goals and make a difference.
  • He believes that by optimizing our health and extending our lives, we can create a better future for ourselves and future generations.
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The Importance of Autophagy and Intermittent Fasting

  • Mitochondria have their own consciousness and can die through autophagy.
  • Autophagy is the process of cleaning out dead cells and growing new ones.
  • Intermittent fasting can increase autophagy and stress on cells.
  • Bulletproof fasting involves having only bulletproof coffee in the morning.
  • Exercising in a fasted state can increase autophagy.
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Dave Asprey's Fasting Protocol

  • Asprey skips breakfast and has a late lunch for a 16-18 hour fast.
  • He recommends exercising before the late lunch to increase autophagy.
  • Asprey eats his last meal at 2 pm and sometimes goes days without eating.
  • He feels great when fasting and uses a small amount of brain octane in his coffee.
  • Asprey goes without working out during a two or three day fast.
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The Benefits of Fasting

  • Fasting can increase autophagy and stress on cells.
  • It can also increase ketone production and metabolic advantage.
  • Fasting can lower hunger levels and improve energy levels.
  • Asprey feels great when fasting and recommends it twice a month.
  • He also recommends having breakfast and an early lunch for circadian rhythm.
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The Dangers of a High Protein Diet

  • A high protein diet can lead to kidney damage and increased risk of cancer.
  • It can also lead to inflammation and decreased lifespan.
  • Asprey recommends a balanced diet with healthy fats and moderate protein.
  • He believes in reincarnation and wants to live to 180 years old.
  • Asprey emphasizes the importance of taking care of your body and mind.
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Dangers of a High Protein Diet

  • A high protein diet can lead to kidney damage and increase the risk of cancer.
  • Protein digestion requires protease, which can cause inflammation in the gut.
  • Excess protein can also lead to insulin resistance and disrupt the body's natural hormone balance.
  • A balanced diet with moderate protein intake is recommended for optimal health.
  • Plant-based protein sources can be just as effective as animal-based sources.
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Benefits of Brain Octane Oil

  • Brain Octane Oil is a type of energy fat that is quickly absorbed and used by the body for energy.
  • It does not require any insulin or protein digestion, making it a unique calorie source.
  • Brain Octane Oil can help improve cognitive function and increase energy levels.
  • It is also a good option for those on a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
  • Activated charcoal can be used to help with headaches and detoxification during fasting.
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