Hacking the ‘Middle-Age Spread’ – Interventions With Dave

David Hinds

Learn to think about health problems differently, ask questions that lead to answers, and upgrade your biology.


In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...

… Dave talks to David Hinds of Brisbane, Australia, about gut issues and weight loss for men at mid-life. David’s already biohacking, working out, and taking supplements he thinks are the right ones—yet the weight around his mid-section persists.

David’s in his early 50s and a dad to two teenagers. He started biohacking over three years ago when he discovered the Bulletproof Radio podcast (now called The Human Upgrade). He then read Dave’s books, made some life changes, saw the results, and decided 150 years on this rock would be awesome!

“So, I’m one-third of the way through life, and my aim is to be in the best physical and mental state possible for all of those years,” he says.

This intervention looks at ways to tackle hard-to-budge love handles and extra mid-section weight with suggestions covering hormones, thyroid, sleep, SIBO, probiotics, supplements, inflammation, the pituitary gland, prolactin, and potassium. This discussion gets into libido and eyesight, too.

Listen to this episode on YouTube!

David Hinds

“What happens if you do a month or two of zero gluten? Think about it like this: ‘I'm cutting back on landmines.’”

Dave Asprey

Note: The “Interventions With Dave” recommendations are designed to help you upgrade yourself and your biology so you can perform better at everything you do. They are not, however, a substitute for advice or treatment by a trained medical professional that may be needed for specific health conditions, illness or injury.

Listen to the other episodes in the Interventions With Dave series and don’t miss the “Links & Resources” section below for specific information. 

Enjoy the show!

LISTEN: “Follow” or “subscribe” to The Human Upgrade™ with Dave Asprey on your favorite podcast platform.

REVIEW: Go to Apple Podcasts at and leave a (hopefully) 5-star rating and a creative review.

FEEDBACK: Got a comment, idea or question for the podcast? Submit via this form!

SOCIAL: Follow @thehumanupgradepodcast on Instagram and Facebook.

JOIN: Learn directly from Dave Asprey alongside others in a membership group:

  • Our Partners
  • Links & Resources
  • Key Notes

Protein Bars with All the Good Stuff and None of the Crap:, use code DAVE to get 10% off

Kickstart Autophagy:, use the code ASPREY10 to get 10% off any plan

Nature’s Nootropic:, use code DAVE15 to get 15% off

  • Coming Soon!

Listen and Subscribe using your favorite podcast provider

Start hacking your way to better than standard performance and results.

Receive weekly biohacking tips and tech by becoming a Dave Asprey insider.

By sharing your email, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy