Perhaps you already know some oddball at your office who is borderline evangelical about his coffee blended with butter (Bulletproof Coffee!). If you don't, it's just a matter of time.
I have followed Dave Asprey's blog and podcast for a couple of years now, and there is a lot to like. While I take exception to the idea that "biohacking" is even a thing (more on that later), I truly admire what Dave has set out to accomplish.
Here are a few ideas I really appreciate from Dave Asprey's new book The Bulletproof Diet:
I have lots of ideas; few of them are truly unique. When dealing with chronic health issues, it's easy to get fixated on finding the single missing piece of the health puzzle. In hindsight, the books and resources that helped me the most were those that considered the big picture. To me that means not just discussing which foods are good and which foods are bad, but also considering the human as a whole being--one who requires more than just a meal plan to achieve a vital state of health.
Of course, the resource that might help you depends on what you know (or think you know) about nutrition. I sure thought I had a solid foundation back when I was sprouting wheat seeds in my kitchen. My gut hurts even thinking about it now. If you're struggling with inflammatory bowel disease (Chrohn's, colitis) and don't know where to begin, start with Gottschall, then keep reading.
Slow-cooking is a great way to cook a healthy and savory meal with minimal effort. I do this a lot during the colder months; the heat from the long, slow cooking process warms the house and fills the air with mouth-watering aromas. Those cold-weather outdoor chores are easier to bear when I know there's a hot pot of meat and veggies slowly simmering in the kitchen.
Slow-cooking is gourmet cooking for people with busy lives. None of us is perfect but there's a whole lot we can do to make ourselves healthier while also supporting a sane and local food system. The most important thing? Keep it simple. How do we break the cycle of being too busy to eat healthy food but being too tired to find the time or motivation to prepare it? Break out the braising pan, of course!
You can be sick of traveling, but there's just no need to travel sick. I was in Tampa for a few days and didn't want to risk eating restaurant food...so I hit up the local supermarket and got to work. I say work but I'm that oddball who actually enjoys a challenge like clarifying butter in a hotel bathroom.
The whole process took about 15 minutes and left me with two cups of clean grass-fed butter to get me through a busy long weekend.
I'm Ethan, a guy whose life used to be controlled by ulcerative colitis. As I systematically tested diets, treatments, and all types of health advice to heal my colon, I learned a lot about my own biology and also how to cook without compromise. I'm here to share the best (and sometimes worst) of that journey with you.