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Super Human

The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever
Narrated by: Dave Asprey
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

From the creator of Bulletproof coffee and the best-selling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet comes a plan to bypass plateaus and ‘up’ your game at every age.

Dave Asprey suffered countless symptoms of ageing as a young man, which sparked a lifelong burning desire to grow younger with each birthday. For more than 20 years, he has been on a quest to find innovative, science-backed methods to upgrade human biology and redefine the limits of the mind, body, and spirit. The results speak for themselves. Now in his 40s, Dave is smarter, happier, and more fit and successful than ever before.

In Super Human, he shows how this is level of health and performance possible for all of us. While we assume we will peak in middle age and then decline, Asprey’s research reveals there is another way. It is possible to make changes on the sub-cellular level to dramatically extend life span. And the tools to live longer also give you more energy and brainpower right now.

The answers lie in Dave’s Seven Pillars of Ageing that contribute to degeneration and disease while diminishing your performance in the moment. Using simple interventions – like diet, sleep, light, exercise, and little-known but powerful hacks from ozone therapy to proper jaw alignment, you can decelerate cellular ageing and supercharge your body’s ability to heal and rejuvenate.

A self-proclaimed human guinea pig, Asprey arms listeners with practical advice to maximise their lives at every age with his signature mix of science-geek wonder, candour, and enthusiasm. Getting older no longer has to mean decline. Now it’s an opportunity to become Super Human.

©2019 Dave Asprey (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Not much that's new

If you've read any of Dave Aspreys previous books, then you've heard 95% of this before - it's a rehash of his prior work.

I had high hopes for an innovative new book, what I got felt like a "best of" compilation.

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Overall not bad.

Very inspiring until you realise some of the info and advice allegedly backed by research and science doesn't really agree with the medical study... Or is circumstantial at best. You also can't shake of the feeling that you're being advised by professional salesman rather than devoted researcher or aspiring scientist. Once you hear a fact or two that is not scientifically true suddenly the whole book loses its credibility. And it's a shame, because Superhuman is a really good read/listen. Nonetheless have a go and make up your own mind.

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More of the same but still great

I have read Dave’s other books and really enjoyed them but this book was like a summary of all others. I didn’t get anything new from it.

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I was expecting so much more from you Dave.

listen to any 2019 youtube clips with dave and you get same stuff. Previous books were 100% better. not sure how many ppl are interested about living to 180. I'm not

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Excellent book full of relevant research & practical knowledge!

Definitely recommend this book if you are trying to improve you physical appearance as well as life in general! Especially liked the practical advise Dave Asprey gives on how to become more youthful and some of his personal experiences with ill health really resonated with me. The exposure to mould that caused his hormone imbalances for example. This book is full of golden nuggets of information, so I am sure I’ll be reading it again and again as well as putting his advice in practice!

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Nothing to lose plenty to gain

Nothing to lose plenty to gain. Packed with tips & leading bio hacking anecdotes. Has to be one of, if not the best book around on longevity & performance extension.

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Spectacular!!!

Dave has done it again with delivering. I’m gonna listen again coz it was so awesome

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Amazing

Opens up possibilities of adding years to life & life to years. Good job Dave Asprey 👍

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The best book ever narrated by a shirtless dude

This is Dave Asprey's best book yet.

If this is the first book by Dave Asprey that you've ever listened to, then you are in for a treat. After this book, you will want more.

He keeps the information very clear and also interesting. I was able ró keep up and focus all the way through. Whereas with "Headstrong" I had to listen to it 5 times till it started to sink in.

Dave narrates the book himself which I thought was a bad idea at first, but actually, it worked out to be really inspiring. The only negative to Dave reading the book himself is that I got hooked and I'm after binge listening to the book all day which has affected my work and sleep. (I just wish he had broken script a couple of times).

There is some information that has also been said in previous books but that's cool because the rephrasing and augmented descriptions have really helped me grasp it better.

Finally, it's the first time I've come across in an audiobook that has given me a solid lead on how to heal my macular degeneration.

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amazing

just had a baby and want to live forever for her...game on! I'm in! x

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  • Maya H Saric
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Getting better

This book was much less a beginning-to-end advert for Asprey's products than his previous books, which is great.

I always find lay explanations of science in an attempt to 'prove' the author's point frustrating and this was no less than usual. We have all been given scientific explanations that are total fictions and if I was knowledgeable enough to judge which of these are correct, I wouldn't need them.

What I did like about this book the list of potential life-improving hacks, the author's own use of them and what effect he felt he had received from them. Having said that, this book could have benefited from a PDF listing all the techniques or at the least an index for the chapters. I do recommend this book for people interested in improving their health but I think you would get more benefit from the paper version.

I also think that the tone his voice was awful. Could he really not afford a professional voice actor??????