How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home: Part 3, with Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey

Lifestyle, Podcast

The mighty Dave Asprey joins us today to put the mold-free icing on the cake with Part 3 of the popular “How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home” series.

In part 1 of this series with Dr. Jack Kruse, we talked about lowering your exposure to EMF, artificial light and other biological assailants in the episode “How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home: Part 1″

…and in part 2, we spoke with green architect Stephanie Horowitz about ways your home can be built or modified to make it a healthier place to live: How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home: Part 2, with Stephanie Horowitz

And today, Dave and I delve into the truth about mold in your home, mycotoxins in your body, and what you can do about it, including:

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-Why mold is a serious problem in homes these days, and where a company called “Dupont” fits in…

-Why even a brand new home could have mold…

-The best test to know if you have mold issues in your home…

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-Three ways to fix your body after mold exposure…

-How to test your blood for mold and mycotoxins…

-Which genes make you more susceptible to mold, and how to test your genes…

-Easy hacks can you add to your home to keep mold from getting there in the first place…

-And the one area of an airport you must avoid…

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About Dave Asprey

Dave is founder of The Bulletproof Executive and a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. He lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain by more than 20 IQ points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, Dave has used hacking techniques and tried everything on himself. Be sure to check out Dave’s “Upgraded Self” website for all his featured biohacks.

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Resources Discussed In This Episode

Dave’s mold and mycotoxins talk at the Become Superhuman Live Event

Environmental Relative Mold Index

-American Air Testing

Mold Profile and Mycotoxin Panel blood testing

23andme genetic testing

Amy Yasko’s book – Genetic Bypass: Using Nutrition To Bypass Genetic Mutations

Bulletproof Upgraded Coconut Charcoal

Edible clay

Cholestyramine

HEPA filters

Do you have questions about mold in your home, mycotoxin exposure or anything else Dave Asprey talked about? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

10 thoughts on “How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home: Part 3, with Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey

  1. Susan Tennent says:

    Enjoyed the episode, thank you. Quick question on bathroom and general cleaning of typically mould prone areas- bleach isn’t a good idea, but what is? Vinegar to kill mould?

    1. Straight vinegar kills about 82% of molds and it also absorbs odors.

      Tea Tree oil will all kinds of mold but it does have a strong smell (that I personally like). 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil.

  2. Jen says:

    I had a huge mild problem this past year in the place we rented from. We had a professional mold testing company come out and do the air samples. It made us all so sick. My sons lung collapsed, along with panic attacks, nausea, dizziness, lethargy, and no appetites for everyone. It’s was so so scary. People really underestimate what mold can do to us.

  3. brandon says:

    Do you have an opinion about killing environmental mold using essential oil diffusers?
    https://blog.youngliving.com/essential-oils-vs-mo
    (You can find the referenced blend from other sellers, http://mountainroseblog.com/thieves-oil/ )
    http://www.naturesmoldrx.com/p/books-and-publicat

    1. I talked about that stuff on this post – https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/06/how-s… Check it out!

  4. Ammae86 says:

    Hi Ben,
    just heard that you are constructing a new home on your other interview with Dave.
    Have you looked into hemp insulation that lets damp out but keeps the warmth in? It starts to have a renaissance in Europe (e.g. Thermohanf.com in Germany).

    1. interesting. I'll check it out!

  5. Great to hear Dave Asprey do another spot on education piece on mold and mycotoxins. My family got very sick from hidden toxic molds from particle board or chip board… so I was pleased he is focused in on that. Modern building materials are mold food… I think the percentage of moldy homes is higher than 1/3… so that is a conservative estimate. It would be great to have mandatory testing. I think people would be surprised at the amount of buildings that are toxic.

  6. darcieg76 says:

    If you bleach mold that's on exposed drywall (i.e., you have access to the front and back of it), and you dry it out with a heater, and you can no longer see the mold, is it still getting "pissed off" and spewing toxins everywhere?

    Thanks!

    1. Sadly, bleach kills the surface but offers water to the hyphae in the walls…short answer, it doesn’t work on anything but glass or porcelain.

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