Ronda Collier: Hacking Stress with HRV Sense – #84

“Everything we can do to reduce stress in our lives will lead to great health.” – Ronda Collier

Stress is the new health epidemic only that it’s not new at all. Stress has influenced humans since we were running away from sabre-toothed tigers and living in caves. That same flight-or-fight response still powers our nervous system today – and many of us are not very good at managing it. But that is certainly changeable with generative feedback technology like the HRV Sense™ app. Ronda Collier from SweetWater Health, joins Bulletproof Radio for a second time to discuss the science of Heart Rate Variability and how monitoring it efficiently allows for peak performance and a healthier life! Learn about why the average person should care about HRV, how broccoli is used to qualify fractals, and why self-awareness is key to self-preservation.

Ronda Collier, B.S.E.E., M.A. Psychology holds more than 25 years of experience in high technology product development with a proven track record of delivering leading edge consumer electronic products within both privately held startups and Fortune 500 corporations. She has spent the last 3 years as an independent scholar researching non-invasive health monitoring techniques to improve overall personal well being. This research led to the founding of SweetWater Health, L.L.C. in 2010.

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What You’ll Hear

  •   0:00 – Cool Fact of the Day!
  •   0:31 – Welcome Ronda Collier from Sweetwater HRV
  •   2:30 – Why to use HRV Sense
  •   3:55 – What is stress?
  •   6:30 – Heart Rave Variability
  •   8:30 – Why should the average person care about HRV?
  • 11:45 – How would a soccer mom apply HRV technology?
  • 15:00 – Isn’t stress unavoidable?
  • 17:00 – Generative feedback
  • 19:00 – Turn off alerts!
  • 21:00 – Using broccoli to qualify fractals
  • 26:00 – HRV compared to HeartMath
  • 29:00 – Dave talks about being on CNN
  • 31:30 – HRV Food Sense app and food sensitivity
  • 36:00 – Self-awareness is key!
  • 38:40 – Where’s the Android version of HRV Sense?!
  • 39:50 – Bulletproof Diet infographic
  • 40:10 – Other data
  • 45:00 – The most stressful restaurants…
  • 47:50 – Top 3 recommendations for people to perform better!


HRV Sense app


Polar H7 Heart Rate Monitor

Zero Point Field

Why Stress is Deadly


HeartMath™ Inner Balance Sensor for iOS

Bulletproof® Coffee

Dave’s CNN interview

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