I’m a bit of a Dave Asprey fan-girl. I ❤ my Bulletproof coffee; I like to think of biomed support for special needs as a form of biohacking for optimal performance; I'm a fan of neurofeedback; and I'd like to think there's a lot of room for improvement in my own quality of life and mental performance and that I can achieve it despite years of fatigue, brain fog, and unspecified malaise.
But I didn't read it all the way through. Oh snap!
What I did do was get my 70-something Dad and 10 year old kid with treatment-resistant epilepsy on Bulletproof coffee every morning when my parents were out here for a two-week visit. (My son gets decaf!) By the end of the two weeks, my dad's word recall was noticeably better, his sudoko puzzle time improved, and he stopped having panic-stricken moments of memory lapse. Win-win-win. I sent him home with a bottle of Brain Octane. 10 days later my mom admitted they hadn't used it and the difference was noticeable…and not in a good way. So, Grandpa's back on the good stuff and zapping up a Bulletproof coffee every morning.
I've been making a decaf version for my kid with epilepsy and it seems to help smooth things out for him. More stable blood sugar, more ketones, more brain-building fats. I'm looking seriously at the ketogenic diet for him and this is a solid first step.
Of course I had to try it for myself. I finally read the book. The whole book! I've been walking around with it for a couple of days and it's spouting Post-Its. Today was my Day 1. I forgot to weigh myself, but I did get a baseline blood pressure of 112/77. Not perfect, but I did OK:
Breakfast: Bulletproof coffee: Coffee, 1 Tbsp Kerrygold unsalted butter, 1/2 tsp MCT, with added collagen (because I’m a woman over 40 with some extra weight to lose)
Lunch: 2 grass-fed hamburgers, 1/2 an avocado, 2 cups steamed spinach, 1 tsp butter
4 pm: Chai Bulletproof style–blended hot water with 1/2 tsp butter, 1/2 tsp xylitol, then added organic chai-style tea bag.
Dinner: 6 oz or so organic chicken breast cooked on stove top over low heat with salt, lemon juice and zest, cilantro, a little olive oil, the other 1/2 of that avocado and roasted curried cauliflower.
Updates to come.
Like the kid in The Incredibles replied when asked “What are you waiting for?”