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  • Yeah, let's talk about your early bio hacking days and your relationship with Madonna Fennel.

  • People ask you about that all the time.

  • You recently posted a great tweet about it where you just asked a bunch of block questions.

  • I just love to hear your evolution with it.

  • And now, the way you talk to people about it and then your way, you explain.

  • I sometimes I use it.

  • Sometimes I don't.

  • And this is the choice that we have.

  • Can you talk to us?

  • A little bit of what it is your relationship with is I know on your linked in profile used to stick Provigil on there.

  • It was almost an inside joke to the people who knew about it.

  • Well, in Silicon Valley, people have known about this for a while.

  • Modafinil is the smart drug one.

  • If you've seen limitless the movie with Bradley Cooper, it was sort of pattern roughly off off Gadhafi.

  • No clue that was a much bigger drug.

  • But this is something where you take it, and likewise, I feel more like myself than I have in a long time.

  • In my ability to focus, you feel limitless, and when I started taking this stuff.

  • I was working in a startup that sold for about $600 million in value.

  • Um, and I was getting my MBA at Wharton and doing that in an executive program that was the same number of ours is a full time MBA programs.

  • I was full on both.

  • Well, I wasn't succeeding in the classes, and there was something weird going on because I'm quantitative and I pay attention.

  • And, like I sit down to take a test and the first question on the test to get 102nd question, I get 70% 2nd question, 70% 3rd question, 30% after that.

  • Zero.

  • And something's happening here.

  • And it's predictable linear decline in performance.

  • And And I feel helpless and I'm actually scared of like am I gonna graduate because something is trashing my brain?

  • I don't know what the deal is here, So I started the fact that was when I got my first brain scan with Daniel.

  • Amen.

  • And it wasn't with Ayman is with one of the people who trained with him for 15 years, and this guy was a psychiatrist and he took one look at me off getting her MBA a working full time.

  • Yeah, I know your type.

  • You want Adderall like they're people who want Adderall for performance enhancement data rolls, prescription methamphetamines.

  • So it kind of dismissively looks at me and he said, Well, we'll order the brain scan for you, but, you know, I think you know, that's probably not right for you.

  • So E come back and he looks at the report was two pages of bad results and all these red splotches on my brain.

  • And he goes, Direct quote inside your brain is total chaos.

  • I don't know how you're standing here in front of me.

  • You have the best camouflage of anyone I've ever seen.

  • My brain was not functioning very well.

  • I was succeeding enough to graduate at Warden, and I was at a start up that we sold for a lot of money.

  • Okay, It's not like I wasn't performing.

  • I was struggling greatly, and this is a really important point.

  • Everyone listening to this if we injected you with radioactive sugar and scandal brains, there are areas for improvement.

  • Everyone has them almost without.

  • Without a doubt, there's probably few people with perfect blood, full and perfect metabolic activity everywhere.

  • And they're probably the happiest, most successful people, you know.

  • But they're very, very rare, so we can all improve that way.

  • I had a lot of room for improvement.

  • So one of the things when you saw that was like, Good God, would you know what drugs do you want?

  • And we started out on Adderall.

  • I took it for about a month and hated it.

  • Uh, it wasn't like I want to make you feel like add a role made.

  • It made me focus a little bit better.

  • It made me angry and it made it so I didn't want to touch me like I just I would take it.

  • And I just want to go, like, sit in a room in the dark and just chill.

  • It was really unpleasant for me.

  • And you call it prescription methamphetamine.

  • Do people hate it when you say that?

  • Do they disagree?

  • When you say that, I don't think you can't disagree on the label.

  • It said de methamphetamine salts like it actually says it on the label.

  • It is prescription methamphetamines.

  • Ever since saying that as a slam that's just the generic name for a little blue pills that are also sold is Adderall.

  • And there's Ritalin, which is not prescription meth.

  • But what I had was actually prescription Beth, okay?

  • And this is Yeah, it wasn't the Heisenberg level that has blue, though, right?

  • So you started with that.

  • And then and I said, you know, there is research on this new drug called modafinil.

  • I really want to drive.

  • What after?

  • No.

  • And he said, All right, it's a soft label, but we'll give it a try, and I tried.

  • I'm like, holy crab.

  • Things are effortless.

  • Like I can pay attention again.

  • Like I got my brain back.

  • This is amazing.

  • And I was already taking handful of other smart drugs that are less effective but still very valuable stuff I still take today.

  • This had brought my brain back online from had been before.

  • I probably wouldn't be able to get in the ward like I was zombified for a while, So I'm like, All right, um, this stuff rocks and I took it just about every day.

  • Maybe it skip weekends here and there, but the vast majority of time for eight years and it help my career.

  • It helped me graduate from business school.

  • I actually felt a little bit guilty about it, and there's probably people in my class who would remember before a few of the tests.

  • I would actually put this martyrs I was taking on the desk in front of me.

  • I'm like, I'm not doping.

  • If you know what I'm doing and you have the ability to, then it's not doping that's not cheating, and I still don't believe it's cheating any more than wearing a sweater on a cold day is cheating.

  • It's just technology that helps you do what you're doing.

  • So I took the stuff and I it really, really helped my performs.

  • It was amazing.

  • Then I came out with a bulletproof coffee and bulletproof diet principles.

  • I put them online for a couple of years before I wrote the Bulletproof Diet book, and there were a few critics who are saying Everything you do comes from a definite because there's a study that says it helps you lose weight, like you know what?

  • This is highly unlikely and there are few people said I was hiding it from them, even though I'd been on national news talking about it, which I was thought was one of the more bizarre criticisms of bulletproof.

  • But it was in your profile for long.

  • Exactly like everyone else in the Nightline piece was wearing paper bags over their heads because they wouldn't show their face.

  • And I'm like, Yes, yes, I actually take what after?

  • No, I'm okay with it, like it might help you to.

  • So I consider to be a profoundly effective drug for occasional use or for regular use if you need it.

  • And it's changed many people's lives, and it's much safer than Adderall and much safer than Tylenol.

  • But it does have some potential risks.

  • There were small, though, compared to many of the drugs we take.

  • So I looked at the criticism.

  • I'm like, OK, maybe this is valid criticism.

  • Let's do the experiment.

  • So I went up from mid afternoon, and I did it while I was drinking bulletproof coffee.

  • Well, I was eating the bulletproof diet.

  • What was avoiding the things that make me weak?

  • And when I did that, I measured using ah university grade cognitive executive function kind of testing, and what I found was that when I was off of modafinil my decision making time was more variable.

  • It would.

  • You couldn't predict how long it would take me.

  • Sometimes it's very fast.

  • Sometimes I was longer, but my average decision making time was somewhere.

  • When I was on good afternoon, my average decision making window was smaller.

  • It was more predictable, but my average speed was the same.

  • Other than that, I felt good all the time, which I didn't have that before when I started taking it after No, I had the energy to make it through the day to feel good to play with my kids.

  • At the end of the day, this energy was not something that I naturally had before.

  • Like all right, but after no, isn't doing very much for me.

  • Is there a Madoff?

  • No, in my bag right now.

  • Yeah, there is.

  • I just flew to London or to Scotland, and then London has been a relatively intense trip.

  • I actually just used bulletproof coffee and the normal stack of relatively lightweight, smart drugs that I do every day.

  • And the things I know about hacking light and temperature and all for jet lag.

  • And you know what?

  • I didn't need them, but often right.

  • But it was there, if I wanted it or if I was gonna crash ups like man.

  • I'm just too tired.

  • Like my brain isn't focusing.

  • I really want to be present for the audience for this interview.

  • I would have happily taken what afternoon, but I didn't need to.

  • So that's where I am and my relationship with it today I'm grateful that people said, Hey, everything you dio you scammer, it's because of what after no, they cause me to experiment something that I knew very well worked.

  • Great.

  • But when your when your brain is dialed in, when you're nutrition is where it should be when you're doing other things right and probably some of the meditation and neurofeedback things I've done like I I'm better performing now than I was.

  • And so I used Madoff in a less talk to me about how people can get really sensitive about what they call a drug and not a drug.

  • Like you said, this is technology.

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Yeah, let's talk about your early bio hacking days and your relationship with Madonna Fennel.

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