First, I searched for other threads on this topic and couldn't find any, so apologies if I missed something obvious.
over the last year I've accumulated a lot of points on this site so I began to explore how to redeem them. Wow, after doing so I'm terribly disappointed in this site and Dave Asprey. Why?
First, you can't just use your points. You gotta jump through social media hoops to move up to different levels in their rewards system, which starts at Rising and ends at Expert. But their system isn't smart enough to understand when you've left product reviews, or liked them on facebook or followed them on twitter. Their customer support folks are helpful with adding these things to your account, but then to move to higher levels you have to use referral codes to invite people to buy from the site. Basically they are turning their rewards system into a kind of network marketing scheme. I think that sucks.
But here's where it gets better. I was finally designed as "rising" so I looked to see what I can buy with my points. Answer: not a single product. They have some lame informational products (2 to be precise) that are available for purchase. So they've crafted the program that it won't cost them anything to let you redeem points. They just give you access to pre-recorded digital media. How generous of them.
But wait, there's more! I asked what is available for purchase at the highest level of the program that is not available at the Rising level. Is it even worth it to go through all this hassle? Here's what the rep emailed back:
"the product selections do not open up as the account moves up the tier ranks - They are the same for Rising as for the Expert level. "
are you freaking kidding me? So why in the hell would anyone go to the trouble of doing the required tasks to get to Expert if they can't use their points for anything other than what's available at Rising, which is basically not a damn thing?
This is without a doubt the lamest, dumbest, most ill-conceived and insulting customer 'rewards' program I've ever witnessed. It makes the airlines with their blackout dates look incredibly generous. I can't believe someone thought this made sense, and I'm profoundly disappointed in Asprey for approving it. I've long had the belief that I would shop here when I could to support Asprey's work, but this is so stupid and insulting that I'm going to adopt the opposite perspective. I'll only buy here if I can't find viable alternatives elsewhere. Way to go guys, if your goal of this rewards program was to create something that is the definition of insipid, and to alienate loyal customers, you squarely hit the mark. Congratulations.
I have concluded, after some personal experimentation, that caffeine causes me more inflammation.
i think i have been dealt the card that says i cannot use caffeine without the crippling PMS/post workout aches and pains. i came about this conclusion by only adding caffeine during certain months, and then taking it out of my routine during the next month. i noticed during the months that i use caffeine, i wake up with the old aches and cramps i used to have pre bp, PMS in particular. ie they are so debilitating i cant help but feel like crying for an hour after getting up, and i feel them throughout my entire body for days. Nothing else i am taking, and nothing else in my routine has changed except for i am now working out as of about a week ago. but i started this experiment about four months ago and got the same PMS symptoms.
i guess my question, fellow biohacking women, (and men, if they want to add in ) is, can i find a way around this? i love caffeinated coffee, and hate decaf because of the awful chemical process it goes through, and the loss of flavor and nutrients. I do not want to take medication/birth control because i have tried that in the past and it triggered a lot of health problems.
should i just make a bp smoothie with the brain octane oil, and move on from coffee? I love my local Alaska roasted beans/bp coffee beans, but oh, the pain-
i am open to any suggestions to anyone who feels what i am going through... at the moment i am trying to resist lying in the fetal position for the rest of the day lol...
Hello everyone, I am a high functioning autistic male but totally passive, which is rare if not unique. I have always looked young for my age but have had standard illnesses like everyone else. Fourteen years ago I met my partner. She was also autistic, but regressive with all the usual associated mental illnesses, anger, delusion, anxiety, depression etc. For 13 years I hung onto life by my fingertips, her violence and hatred for me was of astronomic proportions. Slowly but surely I started to unravel the workings of autism and the reason for its existence. To do this I had to become a virtual conveyor belt of forgiveness. Our horrendous relationship came to an end in April of this year. We now have peace and are enjoying a most wondrous honeymoon. The police and social services do not know how I survived, and cannot understand how I have no mental issues or other stress related illnesses. Here is the answer...I had to be absolutely pure of heart to save my partner from an institution and herself. When we met I was going bald, and what little hair I had was grey. I now have a nearly full head of blonde hair. In addition my muscle tone is greater than before I met her. From three pairs of glasses, I am now down to one. I also have perfect hearing, something that I'd never had. I have had a test and my biological age was calculated as 48...I'm 71. I work out and run, and can honestly say that if there were an Olympics for the over 70's, I'd bring home a hoard of gold medals. All through our relationship, I never got ill. My health is perfect and I'm without any of the age related problems that plague my peers. I am an enigma, a crazily happy super social soul. I front a Rock band and kick box amongst other things. My partner is 37 years younger than myself, yet nobody sees a massive age gap, either physically or mentally. A few days ago I found out about telomeres. I truly believe I know how to stop them decaying. There is more to this story, but I will save that for another time.
So to give a little background- I am a 21 year old female with a somewhat rare learning disability known as a nonverbal learning disorder. It is not severe, but it does effect my daily life enough that it is a significant source of self consciousness for me. I tried professional neurofeedback with noticeable results after just 10 sessions. However, it is expensive and I wanted to be able to discover more about how neurofeedback can help heal my brain. Because of this, I ended up purchasing the lay user package from brain-trainer. From my research, it seemed like the system package that would best fit my needs. It should come in next week, and I plan to start using it after I come back from vacation in early January.
I know that some of you have experience with at-home neurofeedback, and I wanted to know if there was any advice you would be willing to give me as I start out? Any helpful tips? This is a more technical question, but does bioexplorer require a DVD player? I have a macbook air, and Apple has stopped putting dvd players on their computers so I will have to buy an external one if this is the case. It would be nice to know beforehand so I can get started as soon as possible. Thanks to all that have written about their experience on neurofeedback here. It has been really helpful and I am incredibly excited to get started!
I love this stuff. My wife, not so much. She's wanting to adopt a lower carb lifestyle after my raving about it's effects. Now I'm trying to get her to try BP coffee, but she can't tolerate the butter coffee. I've considered just giving her an avocado along with BP coffee sans butter (brain octane only), but nope, she's not going there either. So how do you approach a bulletproof intermittent fast when you can't stand any of the more common sources of fat- which are the secret to keeping yourself from imploding due to starvation?