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02/25/2016 05:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What I've Learned After Listening to 200 Hours of the Bulletproof Diet Podcast

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This is the three minute story on how I went from eating french fries on my deathbed in Medellin, Colombia to having my outlook on health forever changed.

... and yes I'll tell you why so many people worldwide are putting butter in their coffee.

I was 13,000 feet above sea level in the Andes of Peru tasting food at an indigenous Native American community. I mean, I couldn't be rude, I had to eat it...

A few days passed, no big deal... I'll just hop over to Colombia and check that out... should be cool..

And then it hit me.

I've never lost anything out both ends at the same time, but there I was in the bathroom of the Don Carlton Hotel with the most violent convulsions I've ever felt in my life. I'm honestly not one to exaggerate, but death crossed my mind several times as I hallucinated in my bed wondering how the hell I got myself into this situation.

Of course I had a flight to Europe the next day.

Cancelled flights, potential parasites, the whole deal...

The doctor made a house call to check on me and started sniffing around my hotel room only to find a half eaten plate of french fries in the corner that I had ordered from room service.

Come on, when you are sick you always reach for comfort foods right?

After a nice little scolding in Spanish, a half dozen needles in my ass, and about a gallon of Pedialyte, I was on the road to recovery...

A week later I skyped my buddy Coach Adam Griffin, told him about my experience, and he immediately said, "Oh man, we gotta get you eating Bulletproof..."

From then on I was hooked.

Over the last year and a half of practice and listening to over 200 hours of interviews with doctors and experts in high performance I've learned to:

-Get sick less by optimizing my immune system
-Increasing my productivity by eating fats that are good for the brain
-Sleep better by using simple "sleep hacks"
-Let go of my anger and stress through mental "brain hacks"
-Get in better shape by working out less
-Release pain and inflammation in my body

Which of course had led to me doing a lot of cool stuff like growing our travel company Under30Experiences by 300 percent, publish 37 episodes of the Live Different Podcast, being able to live in Costa Rica full-time, studying yoga in Bali, blah blah blah, humble brag, humble brag...

Anyway, I'm not going to sit here and tell you not to eat gluten, or that the ham and cheese sandwich you had for lunch was sprayed and injected with a ton of chemicals that you don't even know about...

I'm not here to argue about nutrition with you, because as my friend Juli Bauer from Paleomg says, "I literally don't care".

What I really hope is that anyone reading this decides to take control of their own lives even though we've been trained by society to only fix ourselves when we are broken.

There is a massive ammount of information out there that can help you feel better so you can do more positive things for other people and make the world a better place.

Take a look at Dave Asprey's latest Bulletproof: The Cookbook.