Olga Kotelko (see video below) is not your average ninety-five-year-old.
She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, my guest on today’s podcast, Bruce Grierson, set out to uncover what it is that’s driving Olga.
What you’ll get to hear today is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at which parts of our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and which parts we can shape ourselves. You’ll discover how your genes, opportunities, and choices forge the course of your life, especially during your golden years.
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-The fascinating story of Olga and how she has defied aging…
-How to discover if you have the the Superstar gene, the Worrier gene or Warrior gene, and how this affects your longevity…
-One big myth about stress, adversity and aging…
-What Bruce thinks about the new class of telomere activating drugs…
-Why plaques in your brain may not be as big an issue as you may think…
-The single cognitive-boosting activity that is far more important than Sudoku, crossword puzzles and brain games…
-When it is too late for exercise to make a difference…
-The surprising truth about exercise intensity…
-Why sleeping steadily 8-9 hours through the night may not actually be necessary for longevity…
-A trick that Olga does with an old wine bottle that keeps her joints young and supple…
-The single most important personality trait for achieving long age…
-How you can change your living and working environment to maximize longevity…
What do you think? If you have questions, comments or feedback for author Bruce Grierson or any of the anti-aging tips you learn in the episode, leave your thoughts below…
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I have a fascinating guest who teaches people the tools and techniques required to experience pleasurable sex. Women’s Health Magazine calls her, “the Headmistress of Pleasure,” and Cosmopolitan calls her a “Sexpert Extraordinaire.”
Layla Martin studied human sexuality and human biology at Stanford and then spent a decade learning from Tantric masters in the jungles of Asia. She combines modern science with the effective practices of Tantra to inspire people to heal trauma or shame and fully awaken their sexuality.
“Humans need access to these mystical states of awareness,” she says. “It’s not something just privileged or woo-woo or something for yoga class; it’s something that people need to be operating at the highest level of neurological health.”
As the founder of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, Layla teaches people how to experience more epic sex and legendary love through her trademarked VITA™ Method. She has a potent approach to up-leveling sex and life, and she shares her practices on her YouTube channel, which has nearly 90 million views to date.
So, if you’re ready to upgrade your sex life, listen on for this and more of Layla’s advice: “Being connected to your body, understanding your energy system and having an ability to feel heightened sensations all contribute to being excellent in bed.”
Meet 15-year-old prodigy, Daniel Bissonnette. This kid first turned my head when I saw him sitting cross-legged and meditating in his shorts on what appeared to be a giant frozen glacier in a social media post of his he tagged me in.
I looked into Daniel, and it turns out he’s a pretty impressive young man.
Daniel is currently listed as one of the World’s Top 100 Most Influential Vegans, the most in-demand health/nutrition youth keynote in the world, an award-winning activist, bestselling author, developer of the “GENIUS Mode” program, and host of the weekly YouTube “Daniel Bissonnette Show.”
Daniel has delivered hundreds of presentations since the age of 9 at conferences, expos, consumer shows, community groups, food companies, schools, institutes, and non-profit organizations and continues to make headlines today.
But, it all started out when Daniel was a bullied elementary school kid who wanted to help a few friends eat healthier.
In third grade, Daniel was approached by his teacher and decided to publicly speak about his food choices. Pleasantly surprised to see how many kids began trashing their junk food and switching to healthier alternatives, Daniel was encouraged to continue spreading the message and volunteered to speak at a global rally. Little did he know that his first public talk would go viral. It became the most-viewed YouTube video for the event that took place in 500 cities around the world with over 2M attendees!
From that moment on Daniel, began to speak on stages of leading health events across Canada, the US, and Europe. By the age of 11, he became a signature speaker with the largest health show franchise in Canada and published his bestselling book Daniel’s BREAKFAST Burst. With Daniel’s BREAKFAST Burst he was able to inspire more children around the world to eat a healthier breakfast than any other authority!
Daniel’s BREAKFAST Burst was such a hit that it was featured in popular magazines, radio, TV, and even purchased by Hollywood celebrities. It sure got kids and parents excited about eating their way to smarts too with over a month of carefully designed breakfast meals that deliver peak nutrition for mental performance. By 12 years old, Daniel was ranked in the World’s Top 100 Most Influential Vegans and joined the non-profit organization “Borneo Wildlife Preservation” to help raise funds and awareness to support reforestation and pygmy elephant conservation projects in Borneo. At 13, he was honored the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion by Supreme Master Ching Hai and completed his long-anticipated “GENIUS Mode” program.
In his “GENIUS Mode – The Biology of Greatness” program and Biology Of Greatness, Daniel shares breakthrough science on a never before discussed topic—altering your DNA to become a genius. “There are ways we can go into our genetic code and rewrite it. Genius is something you CAN become because it’s a built-in mechanism and there’s an exact science to doing so!” says Daniel. He reveals his daily “hacks” you can use to increase brain power, intelligence, develop physical and mental resilience, and turn on your GENIUS expression.
During this discussion, you’ll discover:
-How Daniel became an authority on nutrition at such a young age…6:30
-How a bee sting led to an “aha” moment for Daniel…16:00
A teacher told Daniel that he “wasn’t gifted in anything”
Became aware that great thinkers (Einstein, Leonardo, Gandhi, etc.) were all very conscious of their diet
Hippocrates was a proponent of fasting as a reboot for the body
Family dinner has many unseen benefits (digestion, emotional state, etc.)
Got stung by a bee, and began asking the difference between a “worker” and a “queen” bee
Every larva in the hive is genetically a queen bee
They’re fed “bee bread” (pollen and honey)
The bee bread “turns off” the queen gene
What queen bee doesn’t eat is more important than what she does eat
-Biohacks and routines in Daniel’s life…24:20
Alpha brain waves
Meditators create same frequency on both sides of the brain simultaneously while meditating
Three types of genius: analytical, emotional, creative
Schools teach neurons and the brain to fight each other
-Breath protocols and foods to remain in the parasympathetic state…37:30
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-May 5-7, 2017: Join Dr. Mercola, Dr. Pompa and I, along with many more health experts at this year’s HCF Seminar in Atlanta, for health professionals, chiropractic docs, dietitians, nutritionists, personal trainers and beyond. Learn everything you need to know about ketosis, heavy metals, nutrition, marketing, how to build your practice and much more! Get your heavily discounted, early bird ticket now! Click here to register before special pricing disappears next week.
-May 19-21, 2017: PaleoFX in Austin, Texas. Paleo f(x)™ is the Who’s Who gathering of the ancestral health movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, and practitioners, athletes and fitness professionals, health entrepreneurs, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more! Are you ready to learn, connect, and take action? Join our tribe! Click here to register.
-May 26-28, 2017: Infinite Man Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. It’s my great pleasure to say that I’ve been invited to speak at the upcoming Infinite Man Summit 2017, where alongside speakers from around the world, we’ll cover the four key pillars of a successful life: health & fitness, dating & relationships, business & entrepreneurship, and passion & purpose. Click here for tickets!
Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Richard Aiken? It was a must-listen – “How To Fix Your Brain And Biology With Plants: An Interview With Neurodietetics Author Richard Aiken On The Best Diet For The Brain.” Click here to listen now or download for later!
As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick.
How Runners Can Lose Muscle In A Healthy Way (And Calorie Cycling 101)
Des says: She’s big fan of the show and she’s learned so much its overwhelming. She has a strange question. Over the winter she managed to increase her muscle mass a lot, but now it’s running season and she’s too heavy. She needs to lose some of it but it’s mostly muscle. What’s the safest way to go about losing added weight while maintaining the benefits of the bone density, better hemoglobin, etc. Do you have any tips? Thanks!
Natural Ways To Maximize Eye Health
Dave says: He’s calling from Bloomington, Indiana. He’s an active 29 year old and recently been diagnosed with Open-Angle Glaucoma. He takes a pressure regulating eye drop as recommend by his Ophthalmologist and he’s also tweaked his diet to increase his intake of eye healthy food like sweet potato, carrot and dark leafy greens to help manage eye pressures. He’s curious if you have any additional protocols that you recommend to combat the pressure of glaucoma specifically or promote better eye health in general? He loves the show and hopes to hear a response on the air.
How Females Can Lose Body Fat Fast
Heather says: She’s calling from Michigan, she loves the show! She has a question regarding food. She’s competing in her first body building competition in twenty weeks. She’s doing the fitness division and the training is going really well. However, food has been a place of struggle. She frequently binges and its really uncontrollable and it feels primal. She was wondering if you have any advice, tips, supplements, things she can take to get it under control, so when she gets closer to competition she can get her body fat down to what it needs to be. There’s two caveats, she’s vegan, and she’s been dealing with candida for five years. Any thoughts and tips are appreciated!
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Last year I spoke at an event called “A4M” in Las Vegas on how to increase testosterone naturally with no injections or hormone replacement protocols required.
I’m not against bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), but I do think one should explore as many natural alternatives as possible first. Or, for even more bang for the buck, pair BHRT with the tactics you’ll discover in this episode.
A4M, which stands for “The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine” is dedicated to the advancement of tools, technology, and transformations in healthcare that can detect, treat, and prevent diseases associated with aging. They promote the research of practices and protocols that have the potential to optimize the human aging process. The organization is also dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and practitioners, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breakthrough technologies, and medical protocols through our advanced education entity: Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). Their event in Vegas each year is, in my opinion, well worth checking out.
Recently, in two separate papers, testosterone therapy has gotten a bad rap (Testosterone and the Cardiovascular System: A Comprehensive Review of the Clinical Literature and Age-Related Low Testosterone), and been blamed as a culprit for coronary artery disease and stroke risk, but as I discuss in my podcast with Jay Campbell, this is simply not true. As a matter of fact, in Jay’s Testosterone Optimization Bible, he clearly lays out the research behind optimized testosterone levels improving heart health, optimizing cognitive function, combating Alzheimer’s disease, staving off bone loss, and much much more. My friend Carl Lanore also recently addressed some of this unfair testosterone vilification in Superhuman Radio episode #2451. Furthermore, as I explain in the introduction to this podcast, I recently began to use microdoses of testosterone cream (compounded by Dr. Craig Koniver) in the morning and evening to simulate the natural diurnal release of testosterone, and have noted a profound impact in my own energy levels and recovery (although this is not a strategy I endorse as a “band-aid” but instead the icing-on-the-cake for males in their late 30’s and beyond once all other foundational practices I outline in this podcast are established). Incidentally, my wife is now using progesterone from Dr. Koniver for similar purposes.
In this episode, I will review the key biomarkers for achieving peak male health, along with the most potent and effective practices for optimizing biological variables for men’s fertility and longevity. I will also unveil a host of little-known biohacks proven to enhance or restore peak testosterone and drive, along with how to practically implement a blend of ancestral wisdom and modern science to amplify sexual performance.
You’ll discover a multimodal approach to optimizing male sexual performance, learn how to identify key biomarkers to assess male health and get the best ancient practices and modern scientific strategies that enhance or restore men’s fertility and longevity.
Oh, and by the way, women need testosterone too, and all these tactics will work for the ladies as well.
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My podcast guest in this episode suffered a stroke when he was 22 years old.
That’s him, at right, in the blue shirt, at age 23 – at 25% body fat and over 210 pounds.
That’s also him, 6 months later, still at age 23, after he dropped 55 pounds of fat and weighed in at 160 pounds.
And finally that’s also him now, at age 60 in January 2014, after adding muscle from his 20’s to weigh in at 184 pounds.
So how did this all happen?
His stroke actually set him down a path that would change his life forever. Within 5 months, he had dropped those 55 pounds, lowered his blood pressure from 200/90 to 110/70, and began developing the anti-aging system and five age defying techniques that we talk about in today’s podcast.
At age 53, using his own techniques from his anti-aging protocol, he has now shattered the world endurance record for most pounds lifted overhead in an hour (53,640 pounds). And now he plans to break the record for aging.
His name is Nick Delgado, and in this amazing audio episode, we delve into hormones, hypoxia, nutrient density, fats and oils, trampolining, telomere testing, and much much more.
When I started paying attention to the way my environment makes me feel, I noticed that flying takes a huge toll on my performance. I travel a lot — to the tune of hundreds of flights every year. That adds up to a lot of wear and tear on my body and brain if I just sit on the plane and go, without taking steps to counteract the damage.
Then there’s the fact that airplanes are basically flying petri dishes. There’s a lot of opportunity to pass germs around through air travel. Planes pack a lot of people into close quarters, recycle the air everyone’s breathing… rinse and repeat without a lot of downtime to clean in between trips. It’s pretty nasty when you think about it.
I pack a lot into my days, and I can’t afford to feel run down or get sick every time I fly. Here’s what I do to fly without jet lag and without catching colds and viruses when I travel.
When you travel, bring along a mask that has a layer of activated charcoal woven into it. Sometimes, when the airplanes are landing or taking off, they vent jet fuel into the cabin. Jet fuel will make you weak and give you brain fog.
You don’t have to wear it the whole time. If you smell jet exhaust, pull out your charcoal mask and wear it for ten minutes or so until the exhaust dissipates.
Pro tip: If you want to buy one, do a search for “activated carbon mask.” If you search for “charcoal mask,” you’ll get results for black peel-off skincare masks. Those won’t help you breathe.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that comes from birch trees. Aside from tasting sweet, it also keeps bacteria from adhering to surfaces — that’s why people started putting it into saline-based xylitol nasal sprays. With the moisture from the saltwater, you’re less likely to get cracks, and if you do, the xylitol will prevent bacteria from hanging around your nasal cavity to cause an infection.
Give yourself a few sprays before you fly, and if it’s a long flight, spray a couple times while you’re in the air.
Don’t eat sugar and carbs when you fly. In fact, it’s better that you fast while flying. If you’ve been following a low-carb, high fat, ketogenic diet, you’ll have ketones present, and you’re good to go. You can use Brain Octane Oil to bump up your ketone production before your flight.
Ketone expert Dr. Richard Veech said in an episode of the Bulletproof Radio podcast that ketones protect you from inflammation and even some forms of radiation you’re exposed to while flying.
Airplanes have all of the ingredients for impaired blood flow: low air pressure, dehydration, restricted movement, and hours of sitting. Flying actually increases your risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), aka blood clotting in your legs, by 100-200 percent. Compression clothing improves circulation and prevents blood clots from forming.
Drink as much water as you comfortably can when you’re flying. Avoid airplane water. It comes from a tank that is rarely washed, and has a lot of pathogens in it that can increase your toxin load, which makes you sick and weak. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/tcuo-2aw082919.php Fill your own water bottle at the airtport, or order bottled or sparkling water.
This travel bottle is equipped with its own filter so that you don’t have to fill with water fountain tap water.
You may not notice the constant rumble of the engines after the first few minutes in the air, but your body and brain do. It takes a lot of brain power to filter out the sounds you want to hear from the background noise at jet-engine volume. Noise-canceling headphones not only make it easier for you to hear your podcast or movie, but they also save some brain power for you when your flight is over.
In-ear noise canceling headphones are much more travel friendly, because they are small enough to pack anywhere and they don’t get in the way if you want to lean against the window and sleep.
Fluorescent lighting in airplanes (or anywhere) make you tired and weak. Fluorescent bulbs take away all the biologically helpful wavelengths of light, and replace them with blue wavelengths — the light equivalent of junk food.
On top of that, some airlines flip on decorative blue lights, which are especially hard on your delicate eye tissues and mitochondria, the power plants of your cells. The wrong wavelengths at the wrong time disrupts your sleep and fatigues every cell in your body.
True Dark glasses were designed to block the wrong wavelengths and let in the right ones, so that you don’t feel the negative effects of blue light.
If you’re on the first flight of the day on your aircraft, the plane is as clean as it’s going to be all day. It’s a good idea to give your seat, tray, and armrests a good wipe down before you settle in. You can use anything that’s effective against microbes, like:
Natural disinfectant spray (spray onto a towel, then wipe, so you don’t intrude on your neighbors)
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I’m talking with Ben Pakulski in person at Alpha Labs. Ben is a retired professional bodybuilder and former Mr. Canada who now educates people all around the globe on the benefits of an intelligent and holistic approach to muscle building and its effect on thriving health, longevity, upgraded consciousness, self-confidence and an overall positive outlook on life.
He also hosts the podcast “Muscle Intelligence” and is the creator of the best-selling muscle-building program MI40.
“I want to empower people to realize that the story they tell themself as to why they are the way they are now is not necessarily reality,” Ben says. “It’s just the way you’ve adapted to your environment and your scenarios. You can change. I think that’s the big messaging behind what I do is I want to empower people to change their body and change their mind, and realize that no matter what it is in this world, you can do it. You just haven’t figured out the steps yet.”
Ben uses a unique mindset-based approach to muscle-building. Listen on to learn about all the benefits of muscle, how to maximize your results in a healthy way, and the role of mindfulness in gaining muscle.