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  • The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: Dave Asprey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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By: Dave Asprey
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World-renowned biohacker and bestselling author Dave Asprey reveals how to maximize your well-being with the minimum effort, by taking control of your body’s operating system.

If you want to lose weight, boost your energy, or sharpen your mind, there are shelves of books offering myriad styles of advice. If you want to build up your strength and cardio fitness, there are plenty of gyms and trainers ready to offer you their guidance. What all of these resources have in common is they offer you a bad deal: a lot of effort for a little payoff. Dave Asprey has found a better way.

In Smarter Not Harder, the proven master of biohacking exposes the surprising secrets of your body’s operating system, or its “MeatOS.” That system is naturally designed to be lazy, which is why sweaty exercise routines and rigid diets produce such limited effects. Dave shows us how to hack the MeatOS and make it do what we want it to do, turning it from obstacle into ally. The key to achieving optimum wellness, he reveals, isn’t about doing more, it’s about doing less—exercising and eating smarter, not harder, and making the body’s built in laziness work for you.

Smarter Not Harder is not a diet nor a fitness plan. It is a system of targeted biohacks aimed at upgrading your metabolic, neurological, and epigenetic systems. Packed with practical, accessible information on better eating; smart workouts that give you more strength and energy in less time; and strategic therapies to reduce stress and boost resilience—Smarter Not Harder will show you how to achieve lasting health in less time.

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

©2023 Dave Asprey (P)2023 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Worst advice ever

The author gives personal bias and judgmental opinions not backed by science. Chapter 1 started out ok, sounded interesting but it quickly went into pseudoscience and sprucing of damaging false claims. Not worth your time.

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Worst book ever purchased

Waste of money. Brain washing you to eat meat.
Absolute trash with no scientific evidence mentioned to back it up. Just his personal opinion.

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Informative without the unnecessary fluff

We learn something new everyday, in this case a lot of new things over a few days. I found myself constantly googling simple hacks and taking notes to incorporate into my own life. I was immediately on the phone to my sister after reading the sections on dairy and mould reiterating and altering my perspectives learnt from many books. The hormones used on cows shocked me especially after realising that it was a common and legal practice in my country. A great listen that you could definitely listen to again as your life changes. I personally prefer non fiction books read by the authors so well done Dave.

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Great book but missed value

Great in depth information on health, fitness, longevity and actionable takeaways. But, why were the chapter takeaways and summaries not included in the accompanying pdf? The info was perfectly summarized. This would have made it far more valuable and easier to action.

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Friggin awesome book. Life changing (if you’re ready). Thanks Dave, you are making a great impact in this lifetime.

Fantastic insights into body, mind and spirit from new angles. Highlights how much GP’s and some other professionals don’t know when they simplify health instructions by saying things like ‘just take vitamin c, or iron tablets’. There’s so much more to know and consider.
I’ve already made changes, and more to come. Buying the paper book as a reference guide.

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Boring list reading by a smug self promotor

This is a staggeringly boring reading of a bunch of lists. I really would like my money back. I try to listen while I am preparing meals, running and at the gym. It in my opinion a great title searching for a book.

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Terrible!! Don’t waste your money

This book is pushing you to eat saturated animal fat which is so dangerous! Do not follow the advice at all! This book should be removed.

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A must read for everyone

love the content and Dave's narration.
I just wish that the enhancement PDF came in more detail, had some summaries of the actionable items and was more print friendly

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Brilliant

Fantastic for anyone who’s interested at all in their physical mental and emotional health and well-being. Set out in such a useful way with something for everyone. So unique.

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lost me at his health and diet plan

Smarter Not Harder by Dave Asprey initially gave off vibes similar to David Goggins' works, but ultimately falls short in terms of engagement. The book contains a good amount of filler material and tends to recycle catchphrases. What really struck a chord, however, was Asprey's dietary advice. After reading The Health Compass, which analyzes three decades of meta-studies on nutrition, it's clear that Asprey's recommendations are not only at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but also appear to hinge on some outlier research. Overall, I found the book lacking in both substance and credibility.

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