Bulletproof Notes & Cheat Sheet

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  • Why cycle the anti-oxidants? And would any form of Vitamin anti-oxidant be cycled or just things like olive leaf extract and turmeric?


  • WalterWalter ✭✭✭


    In reference to carb refeeds- should we still keep the same eating schedule; only 2 meals a day, try to avoid snacking? Thanks




     


    Yes you can keep the IF eating window if you feel fine. And if you feel you need snacks you don't eat enough during your meals. Also note that intermittent fasting is not required, it's merely a tool that helps some people attain their goals.

  • This is a great thread! Loving it, thank you.


  • Many thanks for the summary provided Suntoucher.


     


    I am relatively a beginner in biohacking but 2 points from your summary left me wondering...


     


    1) Do not heat olive oil - I use olive oil to cook (not frying, just heat it with some kind of sauce like tomato sauce and garlic/onions with gluten-free pasta


     


    2) Garlic/onions are toxic to the brain - I though garlic/onions were very healthy - I supplement with aged garlic extract apart from eating a lot of garlic/onions.


     


     


     


     


  • suntouchersuntoucher Uninspired Potential ✭✭✭

    Why cycle the anti-oxidants? And would any form of Vitamin anti-oxidant be cycled or just things like olive leaf extract and turmeric?

     
    I believe the reason was due to 'hormesis' - some level of stressor is beneficial. You lose some beneficial effects where your body adapts to different stressors if you chronically counter it with anti-oxidants. My understanding of it, anyway.
     

    1) Do not heat olive oil - I use olive oil to cook (not frying, just heat it with some kind of sauce like tomato sauce and garlic/onions with gluten-free pasta
     
    2) Garlic/onions are toxic to the brain - I though garlic/onions were very healthy - I supplement with aged garlic extract apart from eating a lot of garlic/onions.


    1. The general idea is that saturated fats (MCT/coconut oil/lard) are not easily damaged by heat, therefore they are healthier to cook in. ~20% of olive oil is PUFA, which is easily damaged by heat, and in our little obsessed BP world, unrecommended :)

    In my book, if you don't reach sauteeing temperatures and you are fine. For higher heat - best to just use coconut oil or MCT.

    2.

    I couldn't substantiate this, but this is what Dave claims (in his podcasts a few years ago). He claimed it impacted his meditation efforts or some such.

    I personally don't think this is true. I did some research into the original sources for both - turned out dodgy by my standards (it wasn't by Dave). So, I eat both.
  • dazdaz today is a good day ✭✭✭

    mct has a fairly low smoke point (if you believe in smoke points), lower than coconut oil.


    cooking with mct oil was discussed under another thread here; Cooking With Mct Oil?


    fake it till you make it



  • Anti-aging:

    - Get a hormone panel done. Then later in life use hormone therapy to get back to those levels. Otherwise you don't know how much, what you need, etc.

    - If you are <30, fix diet first and get full bloodwork done ASAP (hormone panel particularly).

    - Your environment directly impacts which genes get expressed.

    - Check Better baby book.

    - This diet is pretty anti-aging!



    Blood test panels minimums:

    - Vitamin D

    - Lipid Panel (Total, HDL, LDL, etc.)

    - CRP

    - Thyroid Panel

    - Iron Panel

    - Cortisol & Testosterone

     




     


    I am 33, is it still valuable to have that full bloodwork done asap?


     


    And if I have done all these tests, where can I see what the proper blood values should be?


     


    Thanks for the awesome cliffs on this bulletproof lifestyle, I am just catching up on this.

  • MaxMindMaxMind
    edited December 2016

    Use virgin coconut oil What a difference! It actually smells and tastes coconut now, unlike before it tasted neutral (normal coconut oil). Also virgin coconut oil healthier. I'll cook a lot with this now. I'm not sure about wooking though, if that's fine or not. I have a feeling dave doesn't like it. But then again some cultures wook a lot and have no problems?

  • @Jason Miller said:
    Why don't you want to eat omega 3 eggs?

     

     

    http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/2696-omega-3-eggs/

    So basically if the omega 3 egg is really yellow inside, you should be good?

  • Great list, it helped me a lot! Thank you!

  • suntouchersuntoucher Uninspired Potential ✭✭✭

    @MaxMind said:

    So basically if the omega 3 egg is really yellow inside, you should be good?

    Yolk color only hints at how much the hen was eating that what was making the yolk that color. It's not a quality factor because it is easily controlled and done on purpose to make you think it's better quality than it really is.

  • @Cristoforo said:

    2) Garlic/onions are toxic to the brain - I though garlic/onions were very healthy - I supplement with aged garlic extract apart from eating a lot of garlic/onions.

     

    Not sure about toxic, but I do remember Dave saying that we should treat garlic as medicine and not eat/supplement it all the time. It lowers alpha brainwaves, which explains why it reduces the effectiveness of meditation.

  • Good summary. Been reading amazing amount of negative simplistic BP reviews via NYT (fad Silicon Valley cultish etc) and Gizmodo. The cornball clichés are laughable. I don’t ignore and I don’t automatically believe due to having a basic feel for the vagaries of nutrition.

  • I can see why some of the comments above are confusing to those new to BULLETPROOF. I have been on the diet since 5/25/18 and have lost 33.4 lbs. I grew up on the low fat, low calorie diet and weighed 219. In less than 3 months, I now weigh 185.6 lbs and am still going strong! I have cut out processed foods, reduced fruit SIGNIFICANTLY and now only eat a little as dessert, lots of grass fed butter, grass fed meats, cage free/organic eggs and lots of Brain Octane Oil. My husband does not understand why it is working but it is!! This is very hard for majority of the people to understand. I try to explain it and they look at me like I am crazy. ****Thank you Dave Asprey for changing my life****. I used to have 12+ migraines a month, now it is 1/3 of that.

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