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Healing Matrix: The Hidden Power of Coffee with Dave Asprey (January 2014)

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Can a simple cup of coffee start your day off right; to curb cravings, clear your thoughts and give you hours of energy? Biohacking seeks to discover the maximum human potential for health and healing, and coffee may be its secret ingredient. Biohacker Dave Asprey reveals that he has unlocked the hidden power of coffee for improving health in the body and brain in this interview with Regina Meredith originally webcast January 15, 2014.

Dave Asprey lost 100 pounds, increased his IQ by more than 20 points, lowered his biological age and learned to sleep more efficiently in less time. These seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father. What emerged is the idea of being Bulletproof; a state of high performance where you take control of your biochemistry, body and mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect.

Gaia employees replaced their morning cup of joe with Bulletproof coffee. Read what happened on the blog.

Regina Meredith
Dave Asprey


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jacob2328, posted on October 4, 2016

this guy was just sales pitching it lol love regina but this interview no.

atrekles, posted on June 5, 2016

This guy has the feeling of a charlatan. He could be honest and well-meaning, but it's hard to see him that way after hearing this interview. That said, I have to admit that I tried my own version of Bulletproof coffee after I first heard about it a few months ago. Basically, I just put about a tablespoon of organic butter melted into a cup of decent coffee and added a teaspoon or so of organic coconut oil. I did this for a week to see if it was even a viable thing. Now, it doesn't taste that bad at all, and actually using real coconut oil added a lot to the taste (for me). And I did feel pretty good over the course of that week. I typically drink green tea and do a fruit/kale smoothie in the morning, and don't have a problem with energy or weight. I could go without the tea and still be quite good for the day. But the bulletproof mix was interesting but it did not give me jitters as coffee can do for me - instead I just felt very full of energy for most of the day. I did not feel less hungry, though - I ate normally and in fact felt a little extra hungry on a few of the days. Don't know if that's because of a higher calorie burn because of all of the caffeine or not, but in looking online a little bit, doing coffee in this way won't hurt you, if it does nothing else. For those who are questioning and are coffee drinkers already, it is worth a try. Me, I went back to tea and every once in a while, do a cup of this coffee for a "treat."

tayowms, posted on February 18, 2016

Although this video gave me a different viewpoint on coffee, I couldn't help thinking that this was all just a long sales pitch ala QVC! not what I was expecting.

gw34, posted on January 7, 2016

We generally love Regina's interviews, but not this one! This guy comes across as a high powered salesman, promoting his expensive coffee and other items and implying they effected his weight loss and many other aspects of his great health. But apparently the major part of his health and weight loss could very well have been from the prescription drugs he takes. He has even publicly admitted that they were most important for him. I should think that Regina would remove this segment voluntarily because it tarnishes her formerly excellent reputation as an impartial interviewer. I ask Gaia TV to remove this segment if she won't.

dretta-love-wisher, posted on August 29, 2015

I ordered his Bullet Proof package from Amazon, along with the Brain Octane~~which I was most interested in. First, the label on the Brain Octane says on the front cover: "UP TO 18X more power than coconut oil.... "Up to" means it could be any X... The Back lable of the Brain Octane was the killshot: "Sourced from coconut AND/OR palm kernel oil."

This could be made from pure palm kernel oil with no coconut oil, and he'd be within legal rights to make his claimes! This was not mentioned in the infomercial.... This is not honest to customers. When he makes a real 18x coconut oil made with pure coconut oil, I will buy it. Until then, this is going back and ~~~ beware.

Very sorry to report this.

Make it right. Charge more. I will buy it.

lancecordill, posted on June 12, 2015

This is a 100% infomercial one might expect to see on QVC or Sunday morning paid programming on terrestrial antenna television. Kinda hard to take this guy and/or his product seriously. I checked out the prices for this product line, too. VERY pricey.

catherinejsidoti, posted on June 3, 2015

This is a great interview I had no idea, it makes sense everything he is speaking about. Everyone needs more brain boosting. I would love to get this

meadebiz, posted on May 8, 2015

regular coffee gives me atrial fib or heartbeat irregularity. Doctors always say "stop drinking coffee" Soooooo Can I drink bulletproof w/o heart effects? And I follow the cholesterol story and know from the research that real fat increases our good cholesterol which we need to protect our heart..Ha! there's my answer...drink coffee with butter then my heart will quiet down??

But, with so much energy...will I ever get to sleep? OR, maybe I don't need sleep, but if I don't sleep how will I visit my dream world...?? A mad circle...:)

DJ, posted on March 15, 2015

I would love to hear from someone who has been drinking bulletproof coffee for a while and see how you feel now, find out if you have lost any weight, or if you had to make any changes to it for it to work for you?

Also, I am curious, wouldn't the heat of making coffee kill any mycotoxins in coffee?

Freespirit77, posted on April 25, 2014

Interesting interview, except that it is heavily promoting Dave's brand products rather than giving people more generic advice. Sorry Regina - but that's an infomercial. I suspect that his coffee and the special oil extract are quite expensive - I wonder how much it would cost to order a monthly supply and ship it to Australia (every month). Not something an average person can afford in their ongoing budget.

A message that ALL commmercially produced coffee anywhere in the world is toxic to a lesser or greater degree, thus leaving Dave's Bulletproof coffee as the ONLY viable and healthy product is misleading and a pure commercial.

I also disagree with the food chart (which I have downloaded). It has some good points, but to say that oats and buckwheat are toxic?...These two are the healthiest grains you can have in your diet. Or that white rice is healthier than brown rice...? C'mon.

It is very rare for me to give thumbs down for a Gaiam TV interview - and this is the one.

twa43, posted on April 22, 2014

I do believe the idea that the brain needs fat. But I don't feel that our bodies need much saturated fat i.e. butter.
And how does this react with different blood types for example. Too much saturated fat has always lead to
heart disease especially in men. He also says not to eat fruit in the morning. anyone's thoughts would be helpful.

Lmf22, posted on February 15, 2014

Very interesting ideas

castillopaul, posted on January 31, 2014

Just FYI... we just received our order of coffee and coconut oil and where surprised that none of the products are organic. Also, the coconut oil lists as ingredients "from coconut and/or palm kernel".

seek255, posted on January 25, 2014

Black strap molasses as a sweetener??

skylajane, posted on January 21, 2014

I'm not sold on the diet but the coffee in the morning is worth trying. The energy and focus is appealing (if it works that way for me) but I'm not sure about adding all the fat and calories to my diet. Can you do the bulletproof coffee without also switching to a high-fat, low carb diet? Has anyone else tried just the bulletproof coffee?

Familyspella, posted on January 21, 2014

I love bulletproof coffee. I discovered last spring. When I run out of Upgraded brand I'll use other organic coffee brands with the butter and MCT oil. That's good too but there is a difference. I am more poised with the Upgraded Coffee. I noticed that I crave Kerry Gold butter too and look forward to my morning cup of coffee. At about the same time I discovered Bulletproof coffee maybe month later, I started the "Fast Diet", which entails a fast of 500 calories 2 days a week. Those days I may skip the butter and the oil but do have each morning rest of week.
With that diet and drinking bulletproof coffee I reached my goal of losing 10 pounds. I maintained that over the holidays going a few weeks without fasting at all. I also noticed a remarkable difference in my head. Heavy stuffy feeling disappeared. My thinking and memory much clearer. Now realize age (59) doesn't have as much to do with weight gain or memory loss as diet does.
I 'll be drinking this coffee for a long time.

AriaAmandaKreuz, posted on January 19, 2014

The Brain Octane says it Contains 8-carbon medium-chain triglycerides from coconut and/or palm kernel? What's the palm kernel from?

theadorie, posted on January 19, 2014

Just curious if Dave Asprey is still taking the prescription medication Provigil (Modafinil) for “mental clarity” and "appetite suppression" as he mentions on his website:

Here’s an ABC news segment from July 2012 featuring Asprey:

“As much as I love my Bulletproof Coffee and the boost in performance it gives me, I’d never trade it for my Modafinil. Both are parts of my high performance morning regimen. If you have serious energy lags during the day, or if you suffer from jet lag (and sleep hacks don’t work), or if you are just staying up late to drive somewhere, you should have Modafinil in your backpack. I’d never head out on a business trip without it.”


Coreyb, posted on January 19, 2014

Nice to see Healing Matrix back! Regina you rock! Dave Asprey, good information. This is an uplifting interview that shows another perspective of something most of us take for granted...coffee. How it can be a benefit to our bodies as opposed to simply a pick me up in the morning. I wonder if there are many other coffee companies that hold a similar picking and processing standard to Dave's bulletproof brand? Anyway thanks again Gaiam, enlightening.

be29464, posted on January 16, 2014

Also, how about cholesterol? Would I be consuming too much butter that it would clog my arteries?

be29464, posted on January 16, 2014

I'm confused why I would't miss real food in the morning. I drink fruit smoothies. So, now fruit in the morning is bad? Since when?

seek255, posted on January 25, 2014

I just placed an order and although I have never been a coffee drinker I am willing to try this for the benefits. I almost placed an internet order for the butter until I looked at the Kerrygold site and found the butter is carried in my local grocery store. I am shocked because this store does not carry many items out of the norm! I'm excited! :)

taoss, posted on January 16, 2014

I am a coffee drinker so I will try this. I live in an area that is not very hip to organic and non GMO foods yet so I have to drive long distances or shop online for most of the foods I use. Among them is organic butter. I looked everywhere online for kerrygold unsalted butter for this recipe but didn't find any place that would ship to my po box (everyone out here only has po box delivery and no street address delivery) so all I found was Ghee which I will try instead. Hope that is okay. The organic butter I can get from a store 20 miles away is called "simply organic" butter which is what I typically use. Farmers around here still feed with GMO grown products so that's a no-go. Hopefully times will change in this area but for now, I go through much trying to eat healthy (I do grow my own vegetables).

Looking forward to trying the bulletproof coffee recipe. Thanks Regina.

qcstylee419, posted on January 15, 2014

Behold the healing power of a LCHF diet. That's what I have to do to stay healthy. Loved the interview.

Fairest44, posted on January 15, 2014

I recently gave up coffee because of low adrenals and feeling dehydrated all the time. I feel so much better and it's been 5 months. I occasionally have a latte or chai tea when I need a pick me up. I liked this interview, but I really wish the topic of coffee and living in a wired society produces adrenal fatigue and what is perhaps different about bulletproof coffee since the founder claimed he had this very condition? I also wonder would your brain be sluggish without it because it's still caffeine? I mean, I get the butter being a good idea and the fancy concentrated coconut oil, but many people give up coffee because of adrenals and hormone issues. How was he healed of this and able to have caffeine? I'll do some research, but it does peak my interest!

oceane32, posted on January 15, 2014

He stopped for many years to drink coffee until he found the chemicals that was harmful for the digestion.... Then he tried to produce a sort of "baking" roosting coffee without changing so badly the product... it became safe for the gut and good for the brain... if you try it with MCT oil that is powerful ( you really feel the buzz in your brain) you won't have crash after one hour... maybe in the after noon you will need to rest... I think that everybody should recover from adrenal fatigue before drinking caffeine again... This is not a remedy but for anybody who wants to perform to another level of brain function, Bulletproof Coffee is WOW!

mickialbert, posted on January 15, 2014

Yay! I will definintely be looking at Bulletbroof's websites/info! Miracles never cease, because I LOVE butter and can't wait to ditch the guilt! Thank you Regina!

Jimirod, posted on January 15, 2014

I'll buy into this, I'm going to try these ideas. I drink homemade lattes all day, maybe five or six while I work on my computer.
Maybe Starbucks could put this on the menue. They already have coffee drinks that cost 7 or 8 dollars if you really want to try them.
They are big enough to get all those ingredients together full time. So I'm diving in. See you at Starbucks.

Jimirod, posted on January 18, 2014

If you get some quality MCT coconut oil and add some GABA (supplement for butyric acid) and you don't have to worry so much about calories you get in butter just remember coconut oil has around 120 calories per tablespoon; still it is quite doable in a latte. I have tried coconut in cold protein shakes and it really needs to be blended in hot liquids such as in coffee or cocoa to liquify the coconut oil. Flavored teas might work too.

be29464, posted on January 16, 2014

Yeah, that's a cool idea. Starbucks could sell it. That would be simpler.

jedcope, posted on October 21, 2016

i have been drinking bulletproof coffee for almost two years. I was never a much of a coffee drinker before. I am now! Before you dismiss these ideas, test them yourself. This guy knows of what he speaks.

elaine7, posted on October 1, 2016


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