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Head Strong

The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster - in Just Two Weeks
Written by: Dave Asprey
Narrated by: Dave Asprey, Rob Shapiro
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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From the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and author of the best-selling The Bulletproof Diet comes a revolutionary plan to upgrade your brainpower - in two weeks or less. 

For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better - a process known as "biohacking". In his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, he shared his biohacking tips for taking control of your own biology. Now, in Head Strong, Asprey shows listeners how to biohack their way to sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brains. 

Imagine feeling like your mind is operating at its clearest and sharpest and being able - possibly for the first time in your life - to do more in less time. What if it suddenly became easier to do the very hardest things you do? Or if you could feel 100 percent confident about your intellect and never again fear being the person in the room who just isn't smart enough or can't remember something important?

In Head Strong, Asprey shows us that all of this is possible - and more. Using his simple lifestyle modifications (or "hacks") to take advantage of how the structure of your brain works, you will learn how to take your mental performance to the next level. Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and neurobiology with a hacker-inspired "get it done now" perspective, Asprey offers a program structured around key areas of brain performance that will help you: 

  • Power the brain with exactly what it needs to perform at its best all day long 
  • Eliminate the sources of "kryptonite", both nutritional and environmental, that make the brain slower 
  • Supercharge the cellular powerhouses of your brain, the mitochondria, to eliminate cravings and turn up mental focus 
  • Reverse inflammation to perform better right now, then stay sharp and energized well into your golden years 
  • Promote neuron growth to enhance processing speed and reinforce new learning - hotwiring your brain for success 

Asprey's easy to follow two-week program offers a detailed plan to supercharge brain performance, including which foods to eat and which ones to avoid, how to incorporate the right kinds of physical activity into your day, a detox protocol for your home and body, meditation and breathing for performance, recommended brain-boosting supplements, and how to adjust the lighting in your home and workspace to give your brain the quality light it thrives on. 

A better brain - and a happier, easier, more productive life - is within reach. You just need to get Head Strong

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Dave Asprey (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Eye opening content

I am enjoying this book so far at chapter 11. Life-changing content that I will incorporate into my routine.#upforthechallenge#improve#Audible1#Headstrong#lifechanging#bulletproof

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A must read for everyone.

Awesome book and so easy to listen to, understand and absorb. Dave Asprey has the best voice out there for podcasts, audio books and any audio media and Rob Shapiro is about as close as you can get to narrating for Dave. I recommend this book to virtually everyone that engages in a conversation with me about health and wellness. It serves those who need a jumping off point as well as those that are more knowledgeable. Can't rave enough about Dave's resources #Audible1

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Incredible

Honestly, Dave Asprey is next level. Our brains work like operating systems and mine just got a serious upgrade!

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  • Ethan Blucher
  • 2017-04-18

very extensive but impractical

I thought the scientific facts in this book were very interesting the only thing is many of the brain hacks asprey suggest are either expensive or impractical but none the less well thought out and backed up. he does try and sell a lot of his own products but also suggest alternatives. at the very least this book has given me the determination to learn more about my brain.

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  • Voltairean
  • 2018-02-11

Occasional Nugget But Often Painful and Salesy

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

1. It's basically an infomercial for author's own products
2. The use of technical scientific terminology makes much of the book unbearable
3. With patience you can sniff out a few helpful tidbits

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  • 2017-08-12

BEST BOOK I'VE READ FOR MAXIMIZING PERFORMANCE

Where does Head Strong rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved this book! Totally loved this book! I didn't even know who Dave Asprey was until a friend of mine (who knew I had been exposed to mold and was recovering) told me about the Bulletproof Diet and that led me to Head Strong. I have listened to a LOT of books on nutrition and diet (e.g., Eat Fat, Get Thin; The Whole Foods Diet; The Immune System Recovery Plan; Super Genes; Hashimoto's Protocol; The Hormone Secret; The Prime; Why Can't I Get Better; Anti-Inflammation Zone; The Gene Therapy Plan; Brain Maker; Missing Microbes; The Hormone Reset Diet; Grain Brain; Why We Get Fat; The Blood Sugar Solution; Eating On The Wild Side; Eat To Live; Wheat Belly; Healthy At Home; The Disease Delusion). And, honestly, Head Strong was the best from ALL OF THESE! He takes all of the information in these other books and wraps it together in a manner that I can operationalize, today, tomorrow, next month and next year. It's my new favorite book of all time. I have purchased it for numerous friends and colleagues since I know everyone can find one thing that helps heal their mitochondria and give them more energy. Thanks to Dave, I'm losing weight, increasing my energy, and totally love the collagen bars in place of protein bars that are made out of toxic ingredients! Keep up the great work and thanks for helping to make my life better!

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  • Kevin Griffin
  • 2017-04-04

Nothing like this exists, but my stuff

My BS detector turned up to 11 while reading.

Many of the ideas are repeats of things I've heard in the past... but many ideas are new and unique ..

Combine this with the multiple "buy my stuff" requests, and i almost had to turn the book off.

Stay wary, friends.

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  • Zach Slade
  • 2018-02-25

A ton of useful tips & tricks!

Disclaimer- I've not read The Bulletproof Diet so don't know how they compare, however, I loved this one.... Also, he does get a little techy so be ready to have google handy.

That said, I'd originally heard of the Bulletproof diet mid ’16 and dismissed it just like I do all other diets! I then read this last November and have been drinking Bulletproof coffee every morning since. My only regret is I didn’t jump on the bandwagon sooner!

For Bulletproof newbies, Head Strong recommends you eat a modified ketogenic diet and also goes into a plethora of additional detail (you must read the book here) regarding what we can do to fuel our mitochondria. Just by following the Head Strong program to an >80% degree the results have been dramatic! My girlfriend and I are mostly Bulletproof especially Sunday through Thursday. We’ve both noticed a significant increase in both physical and mental energy. We’ve also seen excess body weight literally fall off and food cravings mostly stop. I recommend everyone incorporate as much of this book (especially the diet portion) into their lifestyle as possible. Finally, to end the post, if you still think saturated fat is worse for you than sugar stop being silly!

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  • Stephnie Farmerie
  • 2017-08-11

WOW!

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As a medical professional, I followed up this book with research of articles on my own. I am blown away by Dave Asprey's information and the knowledge. I am confident that integrating many, if not all, of these suggestions will make a world of difference in the life and health of my patient as well as myself. This book is good enough to listen to and read.

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  • Jenna
  • 2018-02-14

I feel like I paid for an infomercial

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Dave focusing on how successful he's been (how much he's "kicked ass") and how much money he's made in his lifetime makes me suspicious about his motivations for writing his books, especially considering how many products he sells. He comes across as a very savvy business man, but I ultimately felt like much of the book was a sales pitch for his products.

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  • E. Brescia
  • 2017-08-31

Great stuff, too long

Great info here! Learned a lot but too long. Also selling items that are expensive which is great if you can afford it... but gives good alternatives that anyone can get in the grocery store including good foods to favor and foods to avoid.

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  • Irene
  • 2017-03-23

Dave did not disappoint!

I have been a customer of
Dave Asprey for a while now and am a devotee to bp coffee for three years (gosh, has it been that long ?) I love it, believe in it and feel great ! I love all the pioneering work he does and love the interviews and cutting edge info !
Since years I believe in the motto : be the change you want to see ! And since I am over 70 , I don't want to figure out all the possibilities on the slow boat , don't want to waste time ! This book is a wonderful 'leg-up' on my path ! ❤😘

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  • Robert Evans
  • 2017-09-01

I was Vegan and sick

Changed my eating habits and implemented the program in this book and I'm already seeing a big change in just 3 weeks. Mentally I'm more clear. I'm no longer eating every 3 hours. My friends say I don't look gaunt anymore. I wasn't a Cheetos eating Vegan either, mostly beans, rice, spinach and fruits and nuts. I just couldn't stay satisfied and my blood work, especially Triglycerides were thru the roof. I will read this at least a couple more times as it has a lot of info.

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