You may not be familiar with his name, but chances are you know about Asprey's invention: Bulletproof coffee. The concoction, which mixes a cup of joe with two tablespoons of grass-fed butter and two tablespoons of coconut oil, put Asprey on the map. It’s purported to have major health benefits, such as boosting metabolism, upping alertness, and increasing stamina. And though the scientific community has had lukewarm feelings about Asprey, that hasn’t stopped him from achieving big wins. In 2016 his podcast, Bulletproof Radio , continued to top the iTunes charts, and he expanded the Bulletproof Training Institute—a program that trains people to become successful coaches—internationally. Up next: Head Strong , a two-week plan to boost your brainpower.
“I come down here to do work,” he said. “We just passed a $4, $5, $600 million program that mandates 45 percent minorities get that [contractor] work and 35 percent of professional services. We recently passed legislation where we will have a $100 million housing program… to help people maintain their homes and stay in their communities. I feel good about the work I do.”
17. Pam Bondi — The Florida attorney general was the lead attorney in an unsuccessful lawsuit to overturn Obamacare. She became embroiled in controversy in 2016 when it was reported that she dropped an investigation into Trump University shortly after Trump’s charitable foundation made a $25,000 contribution to a political group tied to her, however, Bondi was cleared of any wrongdoing by the state’s ethics commission.
Rosalyn Yalow was a medical physicist and a Noble Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine after developing radioimmunoassay (RIA), which is a technique used to measure the concentration of antigens such as hormones, in the body. The technique made it possible to scan blood donations for infectious diseases, like HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. So if you ever have a blood transfusion, it's a woman who you should be thanking.
Personally, Art Wolfe would have made my list instead of a few different photographers, but otherwise, can’t really fault your list.
For the past 25 years, Shiva Rea has been a celebrated Vinyasa yoga teacher in America and around the world. Founder of her own method, called Prana Vinyasa, Rea’s system of yoga is influenced by many traditions and aims to serve as “an effective, creative system of progressing on the path, bringing greater vitality, fluidity, longevity, satisfaction in the soul, passion and compassion in the heart.” Rea started out practicing Ashtanga as a teenager, and was studying in the lineage of Krishnamacharya when she transitioned to focus more on tantra and Ayurveda. Her teaching integrates all the lineages she’s been exposed to, including her evolution as a mother. She appears in many yoga DVDs and CDs, and published her first book, Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life , last year. She is a self-identifying mystic and the founder of Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, an online yoga school, as well as the founder of several different activism initiatives in the yoga world and beyond.