How well do you know your gut?

Imagine you live in the rainforest, you’re an aborigine. Your well being and livelihood depend on your ability to thrive in your environment. Besides the fact that you possibly eat dimethyltriptamine containing compounds which would quite literally speak to you and teach you everything you needed to know, you’d nonetheless know your environment and how the plants, animals, bugs, and earth were helpful or harmful.
Now, get this friends, your gut biome is more diverse than the Amazonian rainforest, a habitat so dense with populations and life that new species are still being discovered by researchers. So shouldn’t we be aborigines of our guts, that us to day, educated?
In fact, our gut microbes outnumber our cells 10:1. Are you smelling what I’m stepping in?
Every single thing we put into our bodies affects our gut microbiome. The more often those microbes encounter something the better they’ll be at utilizing it. Anything from say vitamin c to avocado or a salty sweet potato. Hence the advice that no one follows to eat the same foods over and over. Even if you ate corn chips and drank beer all the time your microbes would still shift towards whichever species of bacteria handles those foods best. I personally wouldn’t recommend this as supporting those bacteria have system wide effects that aren’t desirable.
I’ve been very curious about my gut for about a year now. At the biohacking conference in October I met some very nice people who are doing amazing work with the human gut biome. I bought two kits, one I plan to use soon and one down the road. Or maybe it’ll be a gift ­čÖé
Either way, it works like this: I send in my gut swab and they’ll send me my results which will name all the bacteria in my gut and what they all mean, that way I’ll know what I’m feeding in there and what I need to fix. Then I can compare it to everyone else who’s done a ubiome.
When you submit your sample they get you to full out a lifestyle survey and that way you know what’s different between you and someone who’s eating the same as you, but say, sleeping differently, or working out more/less. Sometimes things are going on right under our noses and we just don’t know it.
So I’m pretty excited. About poop. Yep.

Anybody else trying ubiome or anything similar?

Would love to hear about your rainforest!

Peace and bullets,

Will

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What makes you move

We all have it: the instinct, the drive, the unwavering and often indiscernable motivation that’s always a little out of focus when we look at it too straight forward. It’s as if we can only know it for what it is when we don’t look at it at all.
What is it for you? It’s different to some degree for everyone, all of us unique little bullets driven by distinctly specific packs of gunpowder.
It what makes us move, what makes us make grow and change. When you find yourself wanting to cook that meal for your family or spouse, or bust a move out on the dance floor.
It’s certainly presence, that all encompassing feeling of acceptance and peace that comes with becoming intensely aware of the present moment. But there’s something a little less ethereal, a little more physically human.
I’m driven by the need to express, help, and flourish.
This manifests in writing, in learning, particularly about health and brain hacking, and sharing it all with people it can help.
So to keep things brief and to stick to my point, I want to know what your little case of gunpowder consists of.

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Hi!

After a Q & A session, some technical confusion, and a nice instant-presence meditation led by Mark as well as Oren and Jennifer, I heard over a hundred familiar voices all shouting “hi” and “I love you” and I believe I even heard the word butter..
It is so amazing what technology can do. I truly felt my heart open back up to all you people and so many faces came up in my mind, all thanks to what technology made available to us–a connection.
I miss you guys and I value those 20 seconds I got with you. What we experienced in Pasadena was a once in a lifetime thing. I know there will be more time with you in the future, however the universal channels are intertwined.
I just wanted to tell all of you in could feel the love!

Until then, stay present, stay bulletproof.

Will

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Sunhorse energy

At the biohacking conference last week, I had the privilege of meeting Dan Moriarty and Tom O’Brian, the creators and owners of Sunhorse Energy.
If you follow bulletproof radio, you’ll remember them coming on the show about a month ago, episode 247.
They make a very specific proprietary blend of adaptogenic herbs and bottle it in perfect airline-travel sized bottles which winds up being a 33 day supply.
When I talked with Dan at the conference, he spoke a lot about the trial and error process they’d gone through in developing the original formula and how they’d perfected it.
Dan was a bottle of energy. At his age he is an exception to the rule of  modern American men over 50. Usually they are on the decline. Dan somehow seems at the top of his game. 
Ultimately he told me to try their thirty day challenge. He asked me to take a photo of myself on the first day I began taking the adaptogens and another when I finished the bottle, 32 days later.
So after five days of taking the sunhorse elixir I can’t say I feel much different, but I am going to try and keep all other variables steady for the next month and see how I feel at the end.
I’ll certainly report back.
For now, this is simply a shout out to Dan and Tom for being such balls of energy and for having the confidence in their product to stand by it with “the 30 day challenge”.

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A sunhorse representative (not Dan or Tom)

Anyone else from the conference decide to try the elixir?

Be bulletproof.

Will

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Taco night

So I got to watching a movie on Netflix today, Chef. A good flick, written directed, and starring Jon Favreau. I suggest it as it not only has many food porn shots, from fine dining plates to food truck fantasies, it also has a great storyline that follows a family and particularly to bond between a father and son.
Anyhow, it got my thinking of all the food trucks in Highland Park, the area I found an air bnb to stay at during the Bulletproof Coach Training class and biohacking conference last week. I’d say at least half of the food trucks I saw there and in Pasadena were taco related. So, in honor of the food trucks of Cali, I made Bulletproof Tacos.
Starting off I threw some onion in the cast iron. 75% of my meals seem to start this way.

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Then I started the tortillas. Here’s the breakdown:
Makes 5-6 7″ tortillas

1/4 cup coconut flour
8 egg whites
1/3 cup coconut/almond/raw dairy milk
Dash salt
Dash acv
Dash baking soda

Mix well and let sit 5-10 minutes to let the flour absorb the liquid. Should be the consistency of crepe batter. So runnier than pancake batter.

Then I buttered a small Earthpan nonstick skillet and poured a thin layer in and let cook for about one minute without touching it. Flip it with a rubber spatty and do 1 more minute.
Boom.
Done.

I stacked em up in the oven set on 150 while my deer/pastured pork taco meat cooked with the onion and a little seasoned cabbage.

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I of course enjoyed a shift drink, as every cook I’ve ever known does.

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Love these things

And to top it off a little fresh iceberg, jalape├▒os, and diced tomato.

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Good thing about cast iron #23: keeps your taco meat warm even when the burner is off

It’s meals like this that remind me why bulletproof/healthy living is an easy choice. This was way more satisfying than taco bell or the Mexican joint down the road and I felt great after eating it. It took me about 20 minutes to prep and cook and 5 to clean.
The only thing that would have made it better would be some homemade guacamole which I forgot about until about halfway through my first taco. I do believe the tortillas could handle it no problem, not one split on me.

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And that’s a wrap.

Will

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Coming home

Everything is different.
You can’t look at the world the same after you’ve changed your perspective. The bulletproof coaches understand where I’m going with this.
When you live from you hara, from your place of presence, the things that happen just matter a little less. And that’s a feeling of lightness. And that is life changing.
I’ve changed some things up since I got home. I’ll try to start posting some of the recipes I’m making these days and explain the way I’m viewing food.
I have followed Dr. Mark Hyman’s advice and am finishing dinner at least four hours before bedtime. Generally that means being done eating for the day around 5 pm. I’ve noticed I’m sleeping better and waking up more energized and that my day gets rolling earlier, there’s less time needed for waking up.
I’m also cutting down on my portion sizes. 3-4 ounce protein servings, especially for dinner, seem to make a big difference. I fill my plate with freshly prepared veggies and a nice amount of high quality fat.
I’ve noticed satiation occurs easily and I’m never uncomfortably full (something I’ve dealt with a lot in the past due to my leptin resistance which I’ll write about later).
Living in presence as much as possible makes all this so much easier. It’s not a struggle when you aren’t living in your head. You’re rooted, balanced, and calm. So deciding not to have more when you know you don’t need it isn’t even a decision anymore.
It’s a bit hard to explain. Experiencing presence is the only way to understand it.
I’ll post on the way Dr. Mark Atkinson taught us to access presence easily soon.

I hope everyone is feeling bulletproof!

Will

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Biohacking conference 2015

It was a party of splendor, a collaboration of celebrating biology nerds and health hackers.
These were my people.
Greeted by giant bowls of some of the highest quality supplements on the market (like Glutathione Force, the only liposomal glutathione available, and Unfair Advantage the most bioavailable form of PQQ and Ubiquinol), it was instantly obvious that I was in for something special.
In all seriousness, just stepping into the building there was a difference in the air. As if one had stepped into a different quality of air and it required a moment to catch your breath.
There was coffee constantly available, served by the happiest bulletproof baristas. Fat water was served next door, the latest product from Dave Asprey (who will from heretoforth be referred to simply as Dave) that serves as a hydrating tasty beverage. Hacked snacks were around every corner from Epic foods meal bars to Arizona Grass Fed Beef broth and different adaptogenic herbs such as Sunhorse, who I wound up purchasing a month supply from and will write up on soon.
I immediately signed up for an IV therapy and injectible vitamin treatment aka a shot in the butt of nutrients. I made my way to the hyperbaric chamber for some medium pressure oxygen treatment.
Soon I was listening to the legend himself, Dave, speaking on the good things we all came to hear about.
Brendon Burchard spoke next, a motivating man who has discovered secrets to the art of getting dreams done in a timely manner at quite a young age.
Dr. Robert Cooper spoke after Brendon and made a huge impact on his listeners, a man who understands what what makes people tick and what makes them move themselves in the direction of their goals.
Emily Fletcher, John Gray, Steven Fowkes..
Speaker after speaker came and went over the next three days (I won’t mention every one here, you can look at the lineup online). It was overwhelming.
I am overwhelmed and I am free.
After three days of biohacking and learning and amazing interactions with people equally excited about health and happiness, I was suddenly in an Uber ride at 5 am headed to LAX.
It wasn’t sadness that came over me, but it was certainly something close to nostalgia for the experiences I’d barely finished.
Flying back towards the southeast US I wanted to slow down and really appreciate everything I’d experienced and embody what had happened to me.
The one thing that stuck with me was the feeling I had every morning when I stepped into that conference building. The energy was on a level above the city outside. I realize now that it was potential energy. It was all those hackers looking in the moment for the truth. They were all their trying to realize their greatest potential. Same as me, but in their own way.

I have much more to share but I must cook dinner for four other firefighters.

All in good time.

Will

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