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Free fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging and cutting-edge health advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest research, interviews with exercise, diet and medical professionals, and an entertaining mash-up of ancestral wisdom and modern science, along with Q&A's and mind-body-spirit optimizing content from America's top personal trainer.

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Immortal Cells, Biohacking Pain, Killing Lyme, Stem Cell Confusion, How Ketamine Works & Much More With Dr. Matt Cook.
01:17:01
Dr. Matthew Cook of Bioreset Medical is one of the smartest, most cutting-edge physicians I've ever met. In one single dinner in San Francisco with him, I learned... ...how he's using the nootropic methylene blue for solving a difficult medical case... ...how he's upgrading stem cells to make them far more potent... ...how he's treating depression effectively in as little as 20 minutes with a special brew that includes ketamine, NAD and vitamin IV's... ...how he's reversing musculoskeletal disorders using something called "hydrodissection"... ...and much, much more... Dr. Cook founded BioReset Medical Corporation and as acting President, operates a Regenerative Medicine and Pain Medicine practice that offers leading edge non-surgical solutions in orthopedic medicine, sports medicine, regenerative pain medicine, and stem cell medicine. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in medical practice. Currently Dr. Cook is President of California Anesthesia, Anesthesiologist, Interventional Pain management, and Regenerative Medicine and Medical Director of the National Surgery Center, Los Gatos, CA. In addition, he sits on the scientific advisory board of several high profile medical companies including BM DOC, FREMEDICA & VASPER SYSTEMS. Dr. Cook’s early career as an anesthesiologist and medical director of an outpatient surgery center that specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic procedures provided invaluable training in the skills that are needed to become a leader in the emerging fields of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound imaging, nerve hydrodissection, and stem cell medicine. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Dr. Cook did with methylene blue, and how he activated it with light...8:55 Met an expert who used it to treat interstitial cystitis, a condition that causes very painful bladder that is difficult to treat. Administered via IV, then uses blue LED light over it. There's a micro biome in the bladder. Blue light causes methylene to absorb into the bladder. Dislocates infections from the wall of the bladder. -Hydrodissection: What it is, and how it differs from prolotherapy...14:35 Sticking a needle under direct vision via ultrasound into a tissue plain in-between two muscles. Operating in a fascial plain: arteries, veins, tendons. Previous procedures involving dissection would cause scarring, sometimes leaving patients in worse shape than when they started. Pressure of fluid separating the tissue plain reduces scarring. How is it different from prolotherapy: Prolotherapy treats ligamentous laxity (joints) Hydrodissection treats the nerves and arteries that go into the joints. Treatments are done in tandem. Combination of ultrasound and x-ray is called fusion. Dr. Cook used this therapy with the Washington Nationals baseball team. -How to think of ground force going through the body...23:45 You must have structural integrity in the nerves. As force (from punching a punching bag for example) moves through the body without structural integrity, you get torque leaking out. Puts stress, wear and tear on the joint. This "leakage" compounded over time causes permanent damage to joints, ligaments, etc. Focus of treatment is to relieve this stress, or leakage, and create high quality movement to create structural integrity and prevent recurrence of the problem. - Dr. Cook's approach to stem cells, and why...28:10 Assess the patient, then tailor an appropriate treatment for the specific problem. Joints, spine, IV treatments Terms to know re: stem cells: Totipotent: capable of giving rise to any cell type or (of a blastomere) a complete embryo. Pluripotent: capable of giving rise to several different cell types. Multipotent: develop into more than one cell type, but are more limited than pluripotent cells. Autologous: obtained from the same individual Mesenchymal: An adult "professional" stem cell from a variety of ways. Here's a handy reference on stem cell terms. Whether adult stem cells can retain their healing properties without repairing tissue. No concrete answer yet. Differing approaches, regulatory apparatus is affecting the ability to answer V Cells (very small embryonic stem cells) Autologous Using umbilical cord blood and Wharton's jelly. You can donate placenta and umbilical cord blood. Wharton's jelly is the tissue that comes off the wall of the umbilical cord. Wharton's jelly, UC blood and amniotic fluid is blended together to make "matrix" of the placenta. Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory "Nature gives us a lot of clues..." Not that many stem cells in the UC blood. PRP (platelet rich plasma) PRP lysate  -Why exosomes may be the most important treatment in the future...55:25 Take stem cells and take to a lab, grow them in tissue culture; immortal cell line. Put stem cells on a ketogenic diet. Why do people still need to go overseas for treatment? "More than Minimum Manipulation": a term created by the regulatory apparatus on stem cell therapy. Must be done in Mexico; can't make there and bring across the border. Culture expanded Stem Cell Culture expanded Natural Killer Cell Therapy - Dr. Cook's unique approach to treating depression and managing pain...1:05:15 Ketamine therapy Turns off a pathway in the brain; turns on receptors (think turning off and on your computer) Makes people feel emotionally safe; gives hope. Your mind leaves "bread crumbs" of this feeling of hope; you remember it the next day, and the next... Creates a parasympathetic state -And MUCH more... Resources from this episode: -Bioreset Medical Clinic -Methylene Blue   -JOOVV infrared light full body panel -Vielight infrared light helmet -My podcast with Dr. Harry Adelson on stem cells Episode Sponsors: -Kion Come check out the fabulous Christmas specials we're running starting Dec. 13, the day this podcast is released. I recommend the Daily Life Bundle, which is what I use everyday as part of my routine. -Onnit Engineered for peak performance, Onnit is the easiest way to get optimized. Use my link and get 10% off your order. -Marc Pro We help you recover right and keep your body healthy, so you can do the things you love now without paying for it later. Use code "ben" at checkout and receive 5% off your order. -WHOOP By wearing WHOOP 24/7, you'll unlock the secrets your body is trying to tell you. Get a $30 discount and join the WHOOP community when you use code "ben" at checkout. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Cook or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!  
Dec 13, 2018
The Ultimate Coffee Podcast: Everything You Need To Know About Coffee Health, Including The Latest Lab Results On Which Coffee Is The Healthiest.
50:30
The results are officially in. Using 3 independent labs from around the globe, we have analyzed over 100 different coffees representing 46 different brands... ...and I'm revealing the official results here and delving into the nitty-gritty details on this podcast. In this "solosode" podcast, you'll also discover: -The top recently researched benefits of coffee...5:45 NYT reports that coffee drinkers may live longer JAMA article: Association of Coffee Drinking With Mortality by Genetic Variation in Caffeine Metabolism Drinking coffee may contribute to a longer life span. 2017 study on the connection between coffee and a longer life span -Reasons coffee may contribute to a longer life span...9:25 Strong correlation between increased coffee consumption and reduced risk of cardio vascular disease. Regular coffee drinkers have 20% decreased risk of stroke. Coffee has polyphenols Over 1000 studies have linked coffee to cancer prevention Caffeinated coffee profound decrease in risk of breast, prostate and liver cancer. Caffeinated coffee correlated to reduced risk of Parkinson's disease. Decreases risk of depression My podcast with Dr. Sanjiv Chopra on the health benefits of coffee -When to be careful with your coffee intake...15:45 Avoid addiction. Switch to tea from time to time If you're a slower caffeine metabolizer If you're pregnant -How the health benefits of coffee are compromised through packaging and processing...18:15 The vast majority of coffee companies do not package their product touting the health benefits of coffee 5 problems to watch out for: Most coffee cherries are doused with pesticides and chemicals Even organic coffees use substandard beans Coffee beans often develop mold in the production process Roasting process often chars the coffee beans. Burns away health benefits. It's stale; sits in the store for 6-12 months before being purchased. -What we tested for in each of the coffees we tested...27:00 Level of roasting (We used an Agtron spectrophotometer) Acidity Mold and yeast (fungi) Ochratoxin A (OTA) Bacillus cereus Pesticides (Only 3% of coffees are certified organic) Metals Acrylamide  Chlorogenic acids Caffeine "Cupping" score (quality) -The results of our comprehensive coffee test...36:40 -How to do a coffee enema...40:47 My article on coffee enema's What you'll need: Coffee enema kit (not plastic) Suppository (when traveling) Stainless steel bucket w/ clamp and tube Organic coffee Wilfa Precision Coffee Maker (amazon link) I use around 30 oz. of coffee. Cool it. (Ideal is room temperature) And much more! Resources mentioned in this episode: -Kion Coffee -Kion Coffee Lab Results -Glytamins -Stainless steel coffee enema kit -A Quest To Find The Purest Coffee On The Planet (& The Shocking Truth About Popular “Organic” Coffee Beans)  Episode Sponsors: -The Kion Daily Life Bundle Ben Greenfield and Team Kion’s Go-to, Everyday Essentials! Kion Aminos Tablets Kion Bar (12) Kion Coffee Kion Lean -GainsWave Firmer, more resilient erections. Take it from me, IT WORKS! Get a free treatment when you purchase 6 treatments using my link. -JOOVV Enhance Your Health with Light Therapy. Try the brand new JOOVV Go. Get a free gift with your purchase when you use my link. -Omax The purest Omega 3 supplement in the world. Get 60% off your first order, free shipping, and a 60 day money back guarantee. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about coffee? Leave your comments below and I will reply!  
Dec 08, 2018
What Should I Eat? The Ultimate Podcast Guide To Choosing The Perfect Diet For You: Part 2
48:12
F Diets (Part dos) If you read last week's article "What Is The Perfect Human Diet? Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Meal Plans From Ben Greenfield That Tell You Exactly How To Eat For Your Unique Body.", then you are no doubt are already aware that I'm not a big fan of a myopic "one-size-fits-all" approach to diets. And yet, despite the enormous amount of biochemical individuality that exists from person to person, there is still a plethora of diet books published each year (particularly close to swimsuit season or the New Year) that promise to be the de facto final solution for everything from fat loss to banishing acne to beating cravings and building muscle when, in fact, the same ketogenic diet that helped your neighbor shed twenty pounds can result in rampant inflammation, brain fog and oxidized cholesterol for you. The same could be said for a vegan diet, a carnivore diet or many of the other currently popular eating approaches. In last week's podcast, Part 1 of a 2 part series on customizing your diet to you, you  discovered more about the concept of biochemical individuality, along with how to test your body to determine the perfect diet for you, and a range of dietary options to choose from that have been vetted by yours truly. In this episode, Part 2, you're going to learn how to customize your diet even more if you are wanting to eat a plant-based diet, notorious mistakes made on a ketogenic diet and how to fix them, how to support and sustain the environment with your food choices, and my top books and resources for learning more. Enjoy! During this solosode discussion, you'll discover: -The best way to go about a plant-based diet...6:25 My own personal stance: While it's possible to live a healthy lifestyle minus eggs and meat, you must be very careful and knowledgeable about your diet. It's easy to feel good in the short term, while doing lasting damage to your body in the long term. You can build up deficits on any type of diet: ketogenic, carnivore, etc. 10 Strategies to keep in mind to avoid deficiencies: Eat real food. Avoid processed foods. Be cognizant of inflammatory Omega 6 vegetable oils. Get fats from Mediterranean sources. Vitamin K2 supplement Get adequate Vitamin A Properly prepare soy products (or ferment them yourself) Non heme-based iron Iodine intake Vitamin B12 Taurine Creatine -Best practices when doing a ketogenic diet...23:20 If you want to go keto, consider including some things that are not purely plant-based (like eggs.) Consider adding dairy to your diet (if practicable) If the two above suggestions are not possible, take niacin and thiamin. High amounts of algal oil Book: Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation Beware of the following deficiencies: Sodium Glutamine Amino acids Taurine Medium chain triglycerides Prebiotics Choline Potassium -How to support and sustain the environment with your food choices...36:00 Identify your minimum effective dose of animal products. (Around 10%) Minimize food waste.  Support sustainability and efficiency. (Farmers markets) Incorporate a wide variety of foods. (Experiment, try new things.)  -My top resources on how to turn yourself into a health and nutrition NINJA!...44:00 Books: Biochemical Individuality Returning to an Ancestral Diet The Jungle Effect Wired to Eat The Plant Paradox Deep Nutrition The Art of Fermentation Articles: Can a Vegan Go Keto? F Diets How to Eat a Plant-Based Diet Without Destroying Your Body -And much more... Resources mentioned in this episode: Book: Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation -The Zen Of Customizing Your Diet To Your Unique Body And Goals – For Vegans, Females, Seniors, Kids, Fasting, & Ketosis.  -SeafoodWatch.org, which can help you make more sustainable seafood choices. -WaterCalculator.org, which can help you learn more about how much water your household uses. -The Cornucopia dairy scorecard, which ranks more sustainable dairy brands. -The Cornucopia egg scorecard, which ranks more sustainable egg brands. -Buying Poultry, which ranks more sustainable poultry brands. -Eat Wild, which includes sustainable meat options. -Local Harvest, which helps you find local food options. -Better World Shoppers Guide, which helps locate companies that engage in more environmentally friendly practices. -CarboTax, which gives you a series of questions to help you compare how your climate impact compares to that of the average American. -The Footprint calculator, which gives you a series of questions to help you identify your environmental footprint. -Greener Choices, which provides consumer reports for environmentally friendly products. -Less Meat Less Heat: The Climatarian Challenge App, which provides education on the impact that meat consumption can have on the environment. Episode Sponsors: -Kion Recovery Bundle. Kion's Recovery Supplement Trifecta! Contains: Kion Flex, Kion Aminos Tablets, LivingFuel SuperEssentials Omega 3EDA+ -MVMT Watches Need ideas for your holiday shopping? MVMT Watches has got you covered! Get 15% off + free shipping when you use my link. -Clearlight Jacuzzi Saunas I recommend the Sanctuary model. Get $500 off your purchase and a special gift when you use code "ben" at checkout! -Organifi Hundreds of thousands of women and men use Organifi products to sleep better, get their energy back and achieve their weight loss goals. Are you next? Get 20% off your order when you use code "Greenfield" at checkout. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about customizing and personalizing your diet? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/fdiets2 and I will reply!
Dec 06, 2018
Beauty, Longevity, Biohacking, Building Perfect Eyesight, The Wild Diet, Memory, Learning & Beyond With Vishen Lakhiani.
01:30:22
The TED of Transformation My friend Vishen Lakhiani’s exploration of peak human potential began in 2001, when he took meditation classes to remedy his crushing work stress in a New York technology company. This soon inspired him to launch Mindvalley: a company bringing transformational education to the world Back then, shortly after he launched some of his first meditation apps, I actually hosted Vishen on the podcast  The World's Best Phone Apps For Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation , in which we geeked out on meditation, and the meditation apps that Vishen and his team began designing. After 15 years, 3 million students, and numerous accolades from the likes of Huffington Post, BBC, Inc. Magazine, and WorldBlu, Mindvalley became recognized as one of the world’s top workplaces, and a leading publisher in the personal growth industry. But Vishen’s vision extended further. He believes many aspects of mainstream education remain dangerously stuck in obsolete industrial revolution-era paradigms. And that the evolution of humanity’s consciousness is lagging behind our innovations in technology. This makes the evolution of our education - or as he calls it, Transformational Education - one of our most pressing concerns. Through Mindvalley, Vishen now works with governments, education institutions, technology innovators, artists, and the world’s best teachers to create deeply transformational learning experiences: the kind that elevate people of all ages and walks of life into empowered, cosmocentric, highly evolved human beings. Today, Vishen is a leading voice for transformational education and is the founder of annual events like A-Fest and Mindvalley U, both events which I've attended and spoken at. He also speaks on stages across the world on subjects such as personal growth, education technology, and workplace culture. He sits on the Innovation Board of the XPrize Foundation, an advocate of human-centric technological development. And he’s also a bestselling author, including the incredibly popular book "Code Of The Extraordinary Mind". But Vishen’s latest mission is arguably his most audacious yet: within the next 20 years, he intends to completely evolve mankind’s approach to learning, by bringing Transformational Education to every country and Fortune 500 company on the planet. One of the ways he's doing that is via the innovative MindValley Quests, and in today's podcast, we talk about the new Beauty & Longevity Quest I've created with MindValley, and much, much more! During our discussion, you'll discover: -When and why Vishen launched Mind Valley...14:32 Wanted to start the next great social media platform in 2002. Lost everything; owed money; couldn't pay rent. Got a job selling tech info to lawyers. Ended up depressed. Hit rock bottom. Googled, "Why does life suck so bad?" Discovered class on meditation. Was the only person who showed up to the class. Began applying meditation, empathy, intuition into his work. Sales improved exponentially in 4 months. Looking to tap into the subconscious for ideas. How Vishen incorporated meditation into his sales calls: Gave his mind "instructions": Only call lawyers that are a good fit for the tech. Would benefit both sides from a sale. Ran hand over names; listened for a "gut impulse." Yes, or no. Doubled sales in one week listening to his gut. Quit sales job and became a meditation instructor. Took the Silva Mind Control; adapted to his own practice. Has now integrated with Mind Valley. "Mind Valley Intuition Program" How often do you do the Silva Mind Control? -The 113 points that are measured in the Mind Valley program...30:20 Based on an online assessment developed by Jon Butcher. Unifying different models of personal growth via merger, acquisition. Prices on programs are lowered, more available to people. -Vishen's own personal habits and bio hacks...34:00 Extremely structured life. Aspergers causes awkwardness in social situations, OCD behavior in work. Knowledge is data; focus on transformation to live a more fulfilling life. Focusing on transformation changed Vishen's outlook on life, physical appearance, mindset. Wants to have the biggest jump in consciousness in history by 2038. Vishen's Daily Routine: 6 phase meditation "Transcendent practice" Compassion Gratitude Forgiveness Creative visualization (long term) Visualize today Prayer or a blessing Intermittent fasting Cold thermogenesis Healthy morning shake Coconut oil Raw green powder Acai Protein powder Super slow strength training Very regimented work program. 8 hours per day. Family, reading, study time. -How Vishen fixed his eyesight...57:20 Read his blog post about it here. Get your eyes checked from a doctor, not an optometrist. Get glasses one increment down from your actual vision. Install eye chart in your home. Get a vision coach, online vision course. Eyeglasses are a crutch! -Vishen's sleep routine...1:03:35 -The diet that Vishen promotes which mimics that of our ancestors...1:08:15 Wild Fit 80% of your body shape is what you eat. An "anti-diet" diet program. Rooted in behavioral psychology. 90 day program. Week 6-7, you go off sugar; that's when the fat starts to shed. You end up craving only what's good for you. -About the Beauty and Longevity Quest that Mind Valley did with Ben...1:19:40 -And much more...   Episode Sponsors: -MVMT Watches Super slick packaging and they make a perfect gift for you or someone you love. Get 15% off your MVMT Watch when you use my link. -Organifi Gently Dried Superfood Greens Powder. Now you can get all your healthy superfoods in one glass...with No Shopping, No Blending, No Juicing, and No Cleanup. Get 20% off your order when you use code "Greenfield" at checkout. -Thrive Market Organic brands you love for less. It's my favorite place to shop for groceries online! Get 25% off your first order when you shop at my link. -Kion My own flagship company. Try the Kion Intro Bundle: The Perfect Introduction to Ben Greenfield and the High-quality Products of Kion! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Vishen or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/quest and one of us will reply!
Dec 01, 2018
What Should I Eat? The Ultimate Podcast Guide To Choosing The Perfect Diet For You: Part 1
01:03:56
If you read this week's article "What Is The Perfect Human Diet? ", then you are aware that I'm not a big fan of a myopic "one-size-fits-all" approach to diets. And yet, despite the enormous amount of biochemical individuality that exists from person to person, there is still a plethora of diet books published each year (particularly close to swimsuit season or the New Year) that promise to be the de facto final solution for everything from fat loss to banishing acne to beating cravings and building muscle when, in fact, the same ketogenic diet that helped your neighbor shed twenty pounds can result in rampant inflammation, brain fog and oxidized cholesterol for you. The same could be said for a vegan diet, a carnivore diet or many of the other currently popular eating approaches. In today's podcast, Part 1 of a 2 part series on customizing your diet to you, you're going to discover more about the concept of biochemical individuality, along with how to test your body to determine the perfect diet for you, and a range of dietary options to choose from that have been vetted by yours truly. Enjoy! During this solosode discussion, you'll discover: -The concept of biochemical individuality...7:35 Book: Biochemical Individuality by Roger Williams No such thing as an "average" person. Nutrition and environment can affect our outcome. Some people do not need to supplement Vitamin C, A, Riboflavin, etc. Others are resistant to things such as Vitamin D; taking the recommended amount damages their system. What worked for someone else may be damaging for you. Ketogenic Diet I used this when racing in Ironman triathlons; I still use it for days I need endurance. Some are high in cholesterol, high liver enzymes. Familial hypercholesterolemia; negative response to high intake of fats. Low amount of Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) is converted into usable DHA or EPA Elongation of Omega 6 fatty acids Thrifty gene hypothesis (James Neal in 1962): Why humans build fat mass Some people possess genes that cause them to accumulate fat faster than others. FTO and PPRA genes are responsible for storing fatty acids. Consider a low fat, or plant-based diet vs. a ketogenic if you have these genes. Book: Wired to Eat by Rob Wolf -Differences in methylation between individuals...30:20 Meat eaters: most meat has high amounts of methionine, which is a high methyl donor Methylation occurs when a methyl group is taken from one compound or molecule and is transferred to another. If you're undermethylated, you would benefit from a high intake of muscular meats. Folate acts as a serotonin reuptake promoter. Good for undermethylators. Overmethylation: last thing you need is a bunch of meat for every meal. Consume protein, but don't be an extreme carnivore. -How to eat according to your ancestry...35:05 Northern European: Access to fish, Vitamin D Mexicans, Hispanics, Chinese: More folate rich foods, leafy greens. Japanese, Continental Europeans: High starch consuming Lactase persistence gene If of European descent, more likely to be lactose intolerant. Genes help determine biochemical individuality -The best types of tests to figure out what diet is right for you... Get a good blood test: Wellness FX Longevity Panel Cyrex test for food allergies Stool testing: Viome Genova Diagnostics DNA testing: Youtrients (listen to my podcast with Kharim Dhanani, Youtrients founder) 23 and Me Genetic Genie Use Dr. Google Urine testing: Dutch test Organic amino acids test Arresting metabolic rate test -The best diets and books I've come across over the years...44:05 Regardless of the diet you follow, follow basic practices. Auto-Immune Paleo diet Good for healing inflammation and leaky gut Specific Carbohydrate Diet Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GaPS) Book: Gut and Psychology Syndrome Swiss Detox Diet Colorado Cleanse Elemental Diet Book: SIBO Info Book: Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr. Michael Ruscio Walls Protocol Plant Paradox Diet Lower carb, lower sugar Mediterranean diet Weston A. Price Diet Closest to how I and my family eat You can customize it to your ancestry  Book: The Jungle Effect by Daphne Miller (listen to my podcast with Daphne) -And much more... Episode Sponsors: -Blue Apron Choose your meals. Unpack your box. Create magic. Get your first 3 meals for FREE when you order using my link. -JOOVV Order your JOOVV light using my link and get a special bonus gift. -Birdwell Beach Britches Quality is our Gimmick isn’t just our slogan, it’s a commitment we honor with every stitch sewn. Get 10% off your order when you use code "ben" at checkout. Free shipping for orders over $99. -Kettle and Fire Bone Broth. Support skin, join and gut health. Save 15% and get free shipping on orders of 6+ cartons when you use my link. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about customizing and personalizing your diet? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/fdiets and I will reply!
Nov 29, 2018
Do Probiotics Really Work, The Carnivore Diet, How To Heal Bacterial Overgrowth, Is Fiber Necessary, Melatonin For A Leaky Gut & More!
01:07:58
These days, when people ask me the #1 book I recommend for all things gut, it is, hands down "Healthy Gut, Healthy You" by Dr. Michael Ruscio. This book takes a deep dive into topics such as: How the gut works and its role in your body, Practical diet and lifestyle advice to support your gut health, Simple and actionable tools to repair your gut, and An innovative, user-friendly plan to heal, support, and revitalize your gut. This is Dr. Ruscio's third appearance on the podcast. The first one, titled Why Healthy People Get Broken Guts, And What You Can Do About It talked about why apparently healthy people, especially athletes and exercise enthusiasts, get broken guts, and what they can do about it. Then, the second podcast, titled Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, High Carbs, Low Carbs & More: Clearing Up Carbohydrate Confusion, was an in-depth discussion on carbs and their effect on your body. What will his third appearance on the podcast reveal??? Quite a bit, as you will hear. About the guest: Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe. Dr. Ruscio also runs an influential website and podcast at DrRuscio.com, as well as his clinical practice located in northern California. During my discussion with Dr. Ruscio, you'll discover: -What small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is...6:40 Dr. Ruscio's interest in this goes back 5 years. Focused on improving the health of bacteria. Observations don't always translate into practical action inside a clinic. You differentiate the discrepancies when you separate the large and small intestine. What's going on in the large intestine isn't indicative of the small. A lot of "gut advice" is large intestine-centric. Small intestine comprises 56% of gut activity. Most prone to leaky gut Most immuno active Where 90% of calories are absorbed Bacterial overgrowth is either an overgrowth of or the wrong type of bacteria in the small intestine Not a parasite Native to your system; either in the wrong place or too much of it. -How SIBO affects the thyroid...12:33 Many people who think they have a thyroid condition actually do not. 60% of people who were rechecked were found not to be hypothyroid. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can be mistaken for other problems in the GI tract. Study done on people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Higher incidence of fatigue, depression and anxiety found They were not hypothyroid Another study looking at 1800 patients Looking for drug use, medication use, prior intestinal surgery; expected these to increase risk of SIBO Two most correlated conditions: being hypothyroid and being on thyroid medication. 290 were taken off medication and retested; 60% were not hypothyroid Neither antibodies, nor weight, nor time on medication dictated whether were hypo or normal thyroid. Speak with your doctor to confirm whether you're hypothyroid or not. Be wary if you were diagnosed by someone outside of conventional medicine. -The testing and protocol for SIBO Dr. Ruscio recommends...22:15 For testing thyroid: test TSH and Free T4 If within normal range, you likely don't have a thyroid problem. For SIBO, two practical options; breath tests. One uses glucose, the other uses lactulose -About the elemental diet. What it is and how it works...27:30 Hypoallergenic, gut-healing meal replacement shake. Absorbs in the first part of small intestine Rests the remainder of the small and large intestine Starves overgrowth Not as difficult as it may sound. -The African vs. the Westerner microbiota, and whether or not it's a good idea to try to mimic our ancestors...32:20 Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome Challenge lies in excising just one element out of an entire culture, and inserting it into a totally different population. Many African tribes have parasites in their bodies. Hard to replicate their diet because their bodies have adapted to their specific environment. -What happened when the Sardinians tried to eliminate malaria...39:07 Back in 1950's, Sardinia had a high rate of malaria; cases of MS skyrocketed. Sardinian immune system learned to function with malaria. Once taken away, the immune system didn't know what to do. Created unforeseen adverse consequences. The malaria may have actually strengthened their immune systems. Article: Why Ben uses tapeworms and whipworms -Why we should have more naturally occurring plant life around our home...43:05 -Dr. Ruscio's comments on probiotics...44:55 Most probiotics do not colonize you. Can help reset the microbiota to a healthy equilibrium. Works in tandem with a healthy lifestyle. Think of it as a "nudge" to complement your lifestyle to reset to a healthy equilibrium Should kids use probiotics? The earlier an antibiotic is used, the more detrimental; the earlier a probiotic is used, the more beneficial it is. Can probiotics "seed" the gut? A lot of outlandish claims to market the product. The more a product is marketed, the more claims are made about it. May be unsubstantiated. Ecoli used as a probiotic? -Why we would be "surprised" about dietary fiber...56:30 The amount of data Dr. Ruscio had to sort through almost made him quit writing his book. There have been no consistent benefits shown from high dietary fiber intake. Fiber enthusiasts cherry pick the data from which they make their claims to its efficacy. Carnivore diet: Results are varied on patients Dr. Ruscio has treated who have used it. Focus more on simplifying your diet. A "lazy" diet. -Whether or not melatonin can help with leaky gut...1:03:37 Focus on sleep quality. Use melatonin carefully, to supplement healthy lifestyle. Resources from this episode: -Dr. Ruscio's new book "Healthy Gut, Healthy You" -Thorne Mediclear SGS -DirectLabs for SIBO testing (2-Hr Glucose/Lactulose) Episode Sponsors: -Kion Check out our incredible Black Friday deals! The specials continue through Tuesday, 27 Nov. -Gainswave The bedroom biohack for men and women who want to upgrade their sexual performance. Purchase 6 treatments, and get one for free! -Birdwell Beach Britches Board shorts handmade in the USA since 1961. Get 10% off and free shipping on any order over $99 when you use discount code "ben." -Organifi Green Juice. Get your favorite superfoods in one drink. NO shopping, No juicing, No Blending, No CLEAN UP! Use discount code "greenfield" and get 20% off your order. -Goshas Organics is giving 20% of every order to victims of the recent California wildfires when you use discount code "ben10%." Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Ruscio or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/healthygut and one of us will reply!  
Nov 24, 2018
392: The Truth About Stem Cells, What To Do When You Can't Exercise, How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Muscle
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/392 Nov 22, 2018, Q&A Episode 392: What To Do When You Can't Exercise, How To Fuel With Ketones For Long Runs, How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Muscle, and Is Heavy Lifting Bad For The Heart? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the button at the bottom of the page (or go to SpeakPipe), or use the Contact button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. News Flashes [00:03:35] A new study in humans shows stem cell injections really do work to fight the process of ageing. Here’s an interesting predictor of all-cause mortality…how well are you able to sit down on the floor and get up without using your hands? It’s actually quite surprising which food is the most satiating…potatoes! How to raise a less materialistic child (and a very good reason to visit ChristianGratitude.com if you haven’t yet). 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In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you’ll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I’ll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. – December 14 – 16, 2018: World Congress 2018 Hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada. If you attend any conference this year, make it the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s 26th Annual World Congress. The fact is, in an era of andropause, low drive and deteriorating men’s health, it’s shocking that both practitioners and the public aren’t aware of ancestral wisdom and modern scientific and medical tactics that can be used to optimize male physiology. 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Be sure to visit the Kion booth in the expo! -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:05:50] -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [00:25:56] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. What To Do When You Can't Exercise [00:26:04] Graeme says: I am having an op this week to repair an inguinal hernia. It is keyhole surgery where basically they place mesh over the affected areas. Exercise is my anti-depressant. I know I can’t do anything that stresses the core too much. Thought about indoor cycling and Compex. Any other thoughts on exercises I can do? Have been trying to think of strength exercises that DON'T engage the core but can’t think of many. In my response, I recommend: -John Ortberg "When The Game Is Over It All Goes Back Into The Box" -Machines -How To Exercise With A Low Back Injury article -Pregnancy exercises -Neu.fit How To Fuel With Ketones For Long Runs [00:38:30] Jessica says: I am a keto endurance runner and really enjoying the benefits. I am running a 7-day race in Feb (300km) and am wondering how I should be fueling to stay optimal for this? I am supposed to carry 2,200 calories with me per day. I am curious, how I can best get that all in there? In my response, I recommend: -My "How To Get Into Ketosis" article -Kion Aminos -Kion Clean Energy Bar -MCT or Brain Octane -HVMN and Ketone Aid -Glycofuse -Catalyte -My "Fat-Based Energy Gels" article How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Muscle [00:49:48] Kennan says: I am a 17-year-old and next week I begin my final High School swim season. In the off-season, I have put mass and muscle (currently at 170 pounds). Is there any way I can continue to put on this muscle and mass while doing long endurance swims. How would I go about doing this? Any supplements I should take? Would a Keto Diet be a good idea to boost my performance and combat fatigue? Is the keto diet even ok for a teenager? In my response, I recommend: -Alex Viada & The Juggernaut Method of Training -Hybrid Training book -Weston A Price Dietary Guidelines –Thorne Biogest –Quicksilver Scientific Bitters #9 –Superessentials Fish Oil –Kion Colostrum –Kion Aminos –HMB/ATP –Creatine Is Heavy Lifting Bad For The Heart [00:56:49] Garrett says: I was wondering if heavy weight lifting could, over time, be bad for the heart? We know that it can spike blood pressure - can that cause problems over time? I like heavy lifting and I like what it does for my physique but I am worried about what it might do, long-term. In my response, I recommend: -Doug McGuff's book "Body By Science"  
Nov 22, 2018
10 Ways To Grow Tiny Superhumans - Ben Greenfield's Top Tips For Raising Strong, Resilient, Happy Kids
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Whether you have kids, plan on having kids, or know kids, you live in a privileged era in which you have the ability to enable the kids in your life to be tiny superhumans who look, feel, think and perform like optimized human beings, and you're about to hear exactly how. Mozart learned to play the piano at the age of four, composed his first piece at age five and wrote his first symphony at age eight. Pablo Picasso, when he was just twelve, had an astonishing grasp of the fundamentals of art and was producing photo-realistic anatomical sketches. Giovanni Bernini was churning out intricate, life-like stone sculptures at only eight years old. But these folks aren’t special childhood prodigies, idiot savants, or some kind of unique autistic geniuses. These are normal human beings. Sadly, in our modern era, we’ve forgotten how to nurture and grow an amazing human body and mind, and instead settled for a generation of kids that wind up on peopleofwalmart.com - attached to leashes and chewing on Ritalin. The fact is, we live in a modern era in which we have the capability to enable the child in our lives to become tiny superhumans, and grow up with optimized physical and mental capabilities. But unfortunately, it’s very easy to make parenting and teaching mistakes that create a host of issues in children, including lack of proper muscle and brain growth, immune system weakness, low IQ, stunted growth, obesity, depression, attention deficit disorder, social anxiety, and other frustrating problems that parents now accept as all-too-common. In today's podcast, I'm giving you the entire recording of my 2014 book "10 Ways To Grow Tiny Superhumans". In it, you'll learn things like: -Cutting-edge research on how birth methods, bacteria, dirt, germs, farms, pets, and families make a life-long impression on a child’s immune system...9:00 We're actually hard-wired to eat our own boogers; strengthens our immune systems. Babies born via c-section have lower health quality than natural born. Colostrum is important. Dirt isn't necessarily dirty. Natto. Tastes terrible, but it's great for you and your kids. -Why the modern paradigm of low-fat food is one of the worst dietary practices possible for a growing child’s brain and nervous system...13:10 You want lots of fat; my kids eat lots of bone broth. You want them to eat "brain food."  Total cholesterol below 200 is associated with low IQ. -How to foster an ideal combination of play, healthy competitiveness and a desire to succeed in a child through strategies such as roughhousing and wrestling...15:05 Rough housing teaches to deal with unpredictable situations; how to lose gracefully; how to deal with pain. People who rough house are more socially mature. Stronger bond with your kids; releases more oxytocin. Gets them more physically active. -Ways to enable your child to spend more time on their feet and wearing the proper footwear – two important decisions that will affect their posture for life...16:50 "Think outside the chair." Standing work stations for kids. Rarely wear shoes. Kids with poor posture have poor posture as adults. Overprotective modern footwear inhibit foot health for life. Kids can reshape and restructure bones in just a few months. Choose flexible shoes. Foot games to develop motor skills. Massage feet; happy feet socks. -How to immerse your child in healthy and safe forms of unstructured free play that enables kids to solve their own problems, control their own decisions, and follow an internal moral compass...21:09 Preoccupation with safety has stripped our kids of independence, risk taking and discovery. Feel less in control of their own fate. Free schooling, unschooling Recommended books: Duct Tape Parenting, Baby Knows Best, Free Range Kids We're not creating perfect kids; we're creating kids who can think for themselves. -Creative methods of exercise and fitness that make your children a part of the process...26:50 Use your kids as weights while you workout. Play "follow the leader" Jogging strollers. -What modern electronics can do to a child’s developing brain and body, and how you can protect a child without completely unplugging or disconnecting them from technology...29:00 Air Tube Headset EMF's hazardous to children's health. Kids absorb more EMF than adults. We have a "stupid" home. -How to enhance a child’s sleep cycles, decrease stress, increase relaxation and even optimize brain waves...31:15 Have a bedtime routine. Kids sleep an hour less than they did 30-40 years ago. Lose sleep to go to school. -Everything necessary to nurture and grow an amazing young human’s body and mind...33:45 Your child feels your stress levels; hearts are synced. Measure heart rate variability (HRV) Quick Coherence Technique Episode Sponsors: -Kion Coffee 12 oz of coffee carefully selected and roasted for taste, purity, high antioxidants and health. Get 10% off your order today! -Onnit Bookmark this link for their killer Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! -Omax 3 Ultra Pure fish oil supplement. Patented formula with 4X EPA to target inflammation, joint pain, & muscle recovery. Get 60% discount and free shipping using my link. -Clearlight Sauna Jacuzzi's Advanced technology for your good health. 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Nov 17, 2018
The Go-To Self-Quantification Wristband Now Used By The Navy SEALs, Pro Sports, Top College Teams, Olympians & Beyond
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It's been awhile since I've talked about the WHOOP self-quantification wristband. A few things we learned in my last podcast about this unique device, entitled  "WHOOP: The Performance Enhancing Wearable That Tells You When To Sleep, How To Exercise, Your Strain Levels & More!, include: -The key defining characteristics that set WHOOP apart, including skin conductivity, accelerometer data, and continuous HRV monitoring… -Why WHOOP is the only company to measure the activity and fluctuations of the cardiac autonomic nervous system, particularly as it relates to recovery, training status, and training readiness… -The actual hard data being collected by the WHOOP, and HRV, pulse oximetry, temperature, respiration, etc.)… -Why the WHOOP uses a combination of PPG (photoplethysmography) sensors (4 LEDs and 1 Photodiode) along with 3-axis accelerometer, capacitive touch sensor, ambient temperature sensor… -How coaches and trainers can use WHOOP to monitor the sleep, training and recovery status of a large number of athletes and clients… -Why the WHOOP has 90% sleep/wake accuracy compared to gold-standard sleep labs… -How the WHOOP sleep coach automatically calculates sleep needed based on your sleep baseline, any sleep debt that has accumulated over the last few nights, and any naps taken for that day… -The technology the WHOOP uses to tell you how much sleep you need and to give you a picture of when you should go to bed based on your habitual sleep efficiency and desired wake up time… -Why athletes like LeBron James and Michael Phelps are using the WHOOP… And in the article The World On Your Wrist: How To Track Your Daily Strain, Recovery, Sleep & More (A Nerded Out Review Of The New WHOOP Wearable.), you got a complete user review of exactly how the WHOOP worked out when a member of my team put it through the ringer for sleep, activity, recovery and much more. Then in the follow-up podcast "The Reebok Crossfit Games, Half-Ironman Nutrition, Elite Athlete Diets & More: A Conversation With The WHOOP Team" we discussed how Crossfit athletes have been getting a ton of value out of the WHOOP. Today,  Will Ahmed, the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, is back. At WHOOP, Will works with professional athletes across every sports league, college athletes across every conference, Olympians and the U.S. military. Ahmed has raised more than $50 million from top investors and has an active advisory board that consists of some of the world’s most notable cardiologists, technologists, marketers, and designers. He was named a 2011 Harvard College Scholar for finishing in the top 10% of his class and a CSA Scholar Athlete; he captained the Harvard Men’s Varsity Squash Team. Ahmed was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What a WHOOP device is, and what makes it so unique...8:00 Unlock human performance. Understanding 3 core parameters about the body: Strain Recovery Sleep Focus is on collecting data: 100 mb per person per day. 100x more than other wearables. Much more accurate understanding of the body Strong focus on Heart Rate Variability (measured 24/7) Triangulating data points. Recovery is the most important measurement. What is measured in the realm of sleep. WHOOP data is comparable to PSG, considered the "gold standard" of sleep measurement. Used by the NFLPA for recovery wear. -Why there's a very dim light on the WHOOP device, and whether there's concern about it affecting quality of sleep...19:40 Blue light stimulates the IPRGC, which tell your circadian rhythm that it's daytime. Don't look at screens at night. WHOOP emits green light; less capable of stimulating those cells. If wearing correctly, you can't see the light at all. Light on the body of the U/V spectrum is problematic. Seeing light much more consequential, than light being emitted onto your skin. -About the actual electricity, Bluetooth, wifi signaling of the WHOOP...23:20 Two different things at work Frequency Power emission Low power emission has very little consequence, even with sustained exposure.  Power emission is measured by level of communication. (Cell phones are very high) Bluetooth have very low power emission. WHOOP is not constantly transmitting data; every 6 minutes. WiFi is extremely high power emission. If phone is in airplane mode, WHOOP stops transmitting data. -The research WHOOP has been doing on meditation...32:10 Partnering with Head Space and Arsenal on a study. (can't discuss details) Study involving float tanks. Gives effects of sleep without sleeping. Similar to a meditation session. Monitoring HRV, respiratory rate, heart rate and motion Independent woman did a mindfulness study For 3 weeks, had no mindfulness practice. Then for 3 weeks, meditated 3-4 times per day. HRV increased while practicing mindfulness; quality of sleep improved. -WHOOP's work with Navy SEALS and Army Special Forces...35:45 Worked with Army ordinance unit. 40 participants Half could see data; half could not. Those with access to data went to bed earlier; slept later than those without access to data. Navy SEALS test Sky dove from 14k feet into the ocean. Swam 3 miles to shore Ran 100 miles with 25 lb plates on their back. Focus on preventing overtraining; body wasn't recovering properly. By seeing data, helped with recovery. When they started, averaged ~6 hrs. sleep per night; after 3 months, averaged 7.5 hrs. -Research Will has done on stress reduction...42:30 Stress and HRV closely related. Less alcohol consumption. No caffeine after 4 pm. Exercise; but don't overtrain or undertrain. Drink more high quality water. (minerals, sea salts, etc.) Dehydration plays a large role in lack of recovery. Mindfulness. -The pros and cons of sleep regularity vs. sleep duration...46:45 Harvard study performed on students showed that consistency in sleep led to higher GPA "Sleep coach" within the WHOOP app recommends times to go to bed and to wake up. Minimum viable sleep. WHOOP takes napping into account (sleep need) -And much more!!! Resources from this episode: -WHOOP (use code GREENFIELD for $30 off at checkout) -AquaTru Mineral Drops -Quicksilver Scientific Quintron Hypertonic Minerals -Biohacking movie Ben mentions: Upgrade Episode Sponsors: -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Organifi Red Juice. 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Nov 15, 2018
The Secrets Of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Diet, Does A Morning Cup Of Coffee "Break Your Fast", The Best Time Of Day To Exercise & Much More!
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Dr. Satchin Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, and author of the new book “The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight”. Dr. Panda is a frequent speaker in international conferences on metabolism, exercise and chronic diseases. His research focuses on how circadian clocks regulate behavior, physiology and metabolism. His discovery of how a blue light sensor in the eyes affect sleep- wake cycle, depression and alertness is leading a new revolution in managing light to improve health. Recently he discovered that maintaining a daily feeding-fasting cycle – popularly known as Time-Restricted Eating (TRE) – can prevent and reverse many chronic diseases. Like most people, you probably wake up, get hungry for meals and doze off in bed around the same time every day. If you’ve ever experienced jet lag or pulled an all-nighter, you know that this schedule can easily be thrown off kilter. But for some people, that imbalance—difficulty sleeping at night, hunger at odd times, or sudden fatigue at noon—is a constant. If you're one of those people, Dr. Panda, one of the leading researchers on circadian rhythms, has a plan to reset your body clock. Beginning with an in-depth explanation of the circadian clock—why it’s important, how it works, and how to know it isn’t working—heoutlines lifestyle changes to make to get back on track. It's a concrete plan to enhance weight loss, improve sleep, optimize exercise, and manage technology so that it doesn’t interfere with your body’s natural rhythm. Dr. Panda’s life changing methods show you how to prevent and reverse ailments like diabetes, cancer, and dementia, as well as microbiome conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, and irritable bowel disease. During our discussion, you'll learn: -About TRE, and how it's related to the circadian code...6:25 You're mindful of your first and last calorie of the day; you want to intake calories within a set period of time each day. Why it's a time restriction, as opposed to a caloric restriction. TRE is more practical for the modern lifestyle than to restrict the food you eat with no time restrictions. Lab tests showed that mice ate the same amount of calories with TRE as without. Tests involving humans have shown that TRE has resulted in improved overall health. Good news for people who are tired of constantly being "cold and hungry" while trying to live healthy lifestyle. -The truth about Hugh Jackman's "Wolverine" Diet...10:30 Ate a lot of protein in a 8-9 hour window; resulted in putting on a lot of muscle for Wolverine. TRE is becoming a trend among Hollywood actors. Many body builders are using TRE; it's simply more practical and easier on the body. It's difficult to ascertain what is the best mode of TRE for each individual. Best to discover for yourself through trial and error. -How TRE affects endurance sport athletes...18:00 Tests have been conducted on mice, not humans thus far. Question was: will mice lose endurance when they have a small window of time for eating? Mice eating an unhealthy diet on TRE far outperformed mice with the same diet with no time restrictions on eating. -What is the optimal timeframe when utilizing TRE?...23:45 Most American adults eat more than 12, even 15 hours per day. The easiest (and healthiest) way to start incorporating TRE is to eat a later breakfast and an earlier dinner. -Why Dr. Panda believes that drinking a cup of coffee "breaks a fast"...29:30 Most people put cream and sugar in their coffee. Black coffee is preferable. A dependence on coffee to "get going" in the morning is an indication you're not getting enough sleep. By "fasting" Dr. Panda is referring more to resting your organs than not consuming calories. You can't repair a highway with traffic on it. Coffee can "reset" the circadian clock. A cup is akin to being exposed to an hour of bright light. After noon, coffee affects your ability to have deep, restful sleep at night. -About "Zeitgebers" and how you can use them to reset your circadian clock...38:30 We have "clocks" throughout the body. Light affects the "brain clock." Changing your eating schedule is a more powerful way to reset your circadian clock. Jet lag occurs more often after lunch. Eat a big breakfast, a smaller lunch or no lunch, and a good sized dinner. This may differ depending on your physical activity. -The best time of day to exercise...43:50 Late in the afternoon. Our ancestors had to get home (run) before dark. We've adapted to exercise better in the afternoon. "The circadian advantage": A West Coast based NFL team playing Monday Night Football on the East Coast has an advantage because of the time difference. -About "bi-phasic" sleep. Is it true that our ancestors would sleep, then wake up in the middle of the night, then go back to sleep?...48:00 "Common" does not equate to "normal." Our ancestors weren't as busy as modern people. We have a tighter window in which to sleep. -Ways to enhance your oxygen availability while flying, and reduce jet lag...53:10 Use a nasal device to expand your nostrils. Ayurvedic medicine: counter the dryness of the air with oils. -Why it's a bad idea to take melatonin right after eating...56:20 "Evening diabetes." The pancreas doesn't produce as much insulin. Give yourself at least an hour after waking up before eating. -The idea of resetting the "gut clock"...1:03:18 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight -The Rhinomed Turbine nasal dilator breath aid (can wear on airplanes) -Book: Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life -Ra Optics -MyCircadianClock.org Episode Sponsors: -Living Essentials Super Essentials Omega 3 Fish Oil from Kion. Healthy for the Heart, Brain and So Much More! -GAINSWave for enhanced sexual performance. Use my link to learn how you can receive a free treatment! -Organifi Green Juice. Use discount code "greenfield" at checkout and receive 20% off your order. -Joovv Photobiomodulation therapy. Use the referral code BEN at checkout and they'll send you some cool, Joovv-branded swag for free! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Panda or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/thecode and one of us will reply!
Nov 10, 2018
Should You Or Your Kids Get Vaccinated? One Doctor’s Surprising Answer To Making The Big Decision On Vaccines.
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Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded. Currently 1 in 2.5 American children has an allergy, 1 in 11 has asthma, 1 in 13 has severe food allergies, and 1 in 36 has autism. While some attribute this rise to increased awareness and diagnosis, my guest on today's show, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive - approximately 70 vaccine doses by age eighteen. The goal of these vaccines is precisely what we’re now seeing in such abundance among our chronically ill children: the provocation of immune response. In his new book Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness, Dr. Cowan looks at emerging evidence that certain childhood illnesses are actually protective of disease later in life; examines the role of fever, the gut, and cellular fluid in immune health; argues that vaccination is an ineffective (and harmful) attempt to shortcut a complex immune response; and asserts that the medical establishment has engaged in an authoritarian argument that robs parents of informed consent. His ultimate question, from the point of view of a doctor who has decades of experience treating countless children is... ...what are we really doing to children when we vaccinate them? Dr. Cowan, MD, is a veteran family physician who has studied and written about many subjects in medicine, including nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine, and herbal medicine. He is the author of Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and the new book Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness from Chelsea Green Publishing. He is also a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and a frequent lecturer throughout the US and Canada.
 He's also the same doctor I mentioned in this Joe Rogan episode when I talked about how your "heart is not a pump". During our discussion, you'll discover: -Dr. Cowan's experience with a childhood friend with asthma, and how it turned him onto medicine...8:00 The child was teased by classmates. "How dare you be sick..." He was way out of the norm. Asthma is far more prevalent now than in the 60's. Increasing number of adults with autoimmune issues. A large number of people diagnosed with autism become institutionalized. -The story of William Coley's Toxins...12:50 "Give me a medicine to produce a fever, and I can cure any disease." --Hippocrates Coley was an oncology surgeon, specializing in osteosarcoma. Realized his conventional treatment of sarcoma (cancer) was not effective. Came upon a former patient who was scheduled to be treated for sarcoma. Wound up getting treated for erysypelas (induced fever); sarcoma went away and never returned. Experimented with induced fever treatment on his own patients. 40% were cured with this treatment. 40% mortality rate. Inducing fever was killing the cancer. Coley's Toxins has been banned as a practice in the U.S. since the 1960's. "When I'm treating someone for a condition who's symptoms include a fever...If we can cure that condition without alleviating the fever, I am preemptively pushing this individual away from cancer for the rest of their life." --Dr. Thomas Cowan -The two branches of the immune system...21:20 You get exposed to measles. Body is looking at infected cells. Mounts a white cell response: attack and digest infected cells and clear out of the body. Fever, rash, diarrhea. Basically what we call "being sick." "Being sick" is not the virus; it's your body rejecting the virus. If you inhibit the cell-mediated response, you can infect and even kill people. By eliminating the symptoms (fever, rash, diarrhea, etc.) you allow the virus to continue its attack on the immune system. Theory of vaccines: Purely antibody strategy. No cell-mediated immune system. Inject the virus along with aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, etc. to force your body to produce antibodies. You end up with an accelerated antibody response. 2 problems with this strategy: You have zero possibility of developing lifelong immunity to a virus after it has passed. Every vaccine needs to have boosters. Just as susceptible as a newborn as an adult. Autoimmune disease is the situation of accelerated antibodies that are targeting your own tissues. Children who get chicken pox and measles have less major chronic disease later in life. CDC: Anyone born before 1956 is considered to be immune to measles. -Why the way current science believes cells operate in the immune system is flawed...31:30 The central paradox of mammalian cells: How does a cell live in a sodium-rich environment, yet has a sodium-poor internal milieu. Balance of sodium and potassium "charges" the cell like a battery. Lose the charge, you have a dead cell. Each cell has a "pump" that balances the sodium and potassium. Two problems with this way of thinking: Cells are supposedly 70% water, but there's no water in the human body. In order to create the supposed differential, a cell needs 40x the amount of energy a normal cell has just to run the "pump," let alone its other normal functions. There's not enough ATP available to be responsible for the proper distribution of sodium and potassium -The real reason we get sick...42:50 The sequence: You feel good, then get a fever, then a bunch of snot, then you feel better. Your body is like a gel; then it gets corrupted by a virus. Your body heats up, softens the gel, gets rid of the virus, the waste of which ends up in your hanky. The gel hardens again and is immune to that disease. Introducing foreign substances as you find in vaccines weakens the immune system; you keep getting sick over and over; you experience inflammation. -Dr. Cowan's protocol for supporting the immune system based on the innate immune system response...48:40 Substances such as aluminum and formaldehyde interfere with the charge of the actual cells. A human being is an information communication device with the rest of the world; our "radios" are out of tune with vaccines. Adequate water, minerals, outside barefoot, adequate sunshine. Low hanging fruit to take care of before turning to vaccines. -What we can do to reverse or overcome the effects of vaccinations if we've been vaccinated already...51:15 No one is beyond hope. Take it one step at a time. Create a "cellular gel restoration program." You may need to experience the illness again. Let your body do its own house cleaning. -The one pharmaceutical drug of which Dr. Cowan is an advocate, and why...53:45 Low doses of Naltrexone. Discovered as opiate receptor inhibitor. (OD on heroine.) When you block opiates, you block endorphins. You're not a happy camper. Naltrexone tricks your body into making endorphins; makes a huge difference in people suffering from AI disease. -How colostrum helps both children and adults with autoimmune issues...59:45 Stimulates healthy gut flora. Prevents leakage into the bloodstream. -And MUCH more... Resources from this episode: -Book: Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness  -Allergy Research dessicated organ extract Episode Sponsors: -Kettle and Fire Get 15% off your order using my link. -Kion Aminos and Thorne Aminos. 10% off both. -Harry's Razors Get their trial set for FREE (a $13 value) when you use my link. -Zip Recruiter A better way to hire! Use my special link and try Zip Recruiter for free. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Cowan or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/autoimmunity and one of us will reply ASAP!
Nov 08, 2018
Sexual Biohacking With Scream Creams, Testosterone Replacement, Multiple Orgasms, Vaginal Stimulating Devices, Salad Dressings For Better Erections & More!
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In my previous interview with Dr. Amy Killen, we discussed... ...what PRP therapy is, and how it differs from stem cells, what happens when you inject stem cells into a man’s “unit”, and why Amy injected me, why Amy injects stem cells and PRP into vaginas, and how the O-Shot improves the power and duration of female orgasms, the secrets of the vampire breast lift and other cosmetic procedures she has done, what causes hair loss, and how to fix it with stem cells, what V-Sels are and how they work and much more. Today, Amy's back, along with world renowned sexual technique adviser and the “Dear Abby of Hot Sex”, Susan Bratton. Dr. Amy Killen is a nationally recognized anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization and longevity. Dr Killen merges diet, lifestyle, and integrative medicine with stem cell medicine to give her patients the most effective, cutting edge therapies currently available to help them reach their sexual potential. An international speaker, clinical practice owner, regenerative medicine instructor and frequent podcast guest, Dr. Killen believes that sexual health is not a luxury but is one of the main pillars of health that supports us in our quest for wellness and longevity. Susan Bratton's fresh approach to sex techniques and bedroom communication skills help millions of people—of all ages and across the gender spectrum—transform sex into passion. Her straight-forward lovemaking advice is rooted in her personal experience of watching her marital intimacy wither as she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When her relationship hit a crisis point, Susan made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to hold her family together and revive the passion in her marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people stopped believing was even possible—until they discover her practical tips. After 15 years and over 30k hours of research, practice, teaching, and testing, Susan distilled the six simple essentials that ignite passionate lovemaking into her latest #1 international best-selling book, Sexual Soulmates. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Susan's "6 Essentials to Connected Sex"...6:50 Susan and her husband had lost the emotional connection in their marriage. Tried everything from Tony Robbins conferences to group orgasm training sessions. This caused even more tension, leading to her home training programs. People began asking her for advice anonymously, contributing to her research. The 6 Essentials: Presence Context/Environment Sexual Soulmate Pact Polarity Embodied Sexuality Erotic Playdates (the couple that plays together stays together) Learning intimacy together grows the bond between a couple. -Tips for men to enhance their sex life...18:45 Men typically want more stamina; women want more orgasms. Focus on slow, steady, deep arousal. Get the tissue to engorge; increase bloodflow. -How Amy works with women to achieve better sex...23:25 PRP injections; O shot. Stem cells. Radio frequency devices, lasers "Scream creams" increase bloodflow, along with increased sensation Active ingredients: sildenafil (generic viagra) for men; tadalafil for women. Mindset, focusing on the experience is important too. -What people can do to enhance the sexual experience after a procedure like Gainswave...27:00 Intensity device. Balance hormones. Nitric oxide. Keep relationships and stress levels manageable. -How Susan incorporates things like supplements and diet into her teaching...27:15 Did a video series with Amy: 5 causes and 8 cures for ED. Salad Dressing for ED. This type of info is given away for free; used to make people aware of the training DVD's. -The history of the GAINSWave protocol...31:15 Technology has been around for many years, for things like increasing bloodflow to the heart. Sound waves simulate blood vessel formation, nitric oxide formation, recruiting stem cells into the penis. Not recommended to do a procedure outside of a reputable clinic. -Whether or not Susan has used the GAINSWave treatment, and how she incorporates it into her practice...38:45 Recommends men get the GAINSWave treatment with the P Shot. Use the penis pump. Dr. Joel Kaplan's is what she recommends. Dr. Kaplan also has a clitoral pump. -What Susan and Amy think about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for maintaining sexual performance with age...44:40 Once you use it, it's more difficult for your body to produce it naturally; use it only when you're naturally declining sexually. The benefits outweigh the need to be on them long term. Means of use: Injections, compounding creams, pellets under the skin, trokies. Too much testosterone is not a good thing. Ensure you're under the care of a professional. Men often lose their zest for life when they allow this to continue. Treatment can renew their energy and improve their quality of life. Women should start before menopause. How does low thyroid affect sexual performance: weight gain apathy depression testosterone and estrogen levels -About the sexual soulmate pact...53:05 -How meditation and the female orgasm work simultaneously...1:01:10 -About Peyronies and how to reverse it...1:02:15 Resources from this episode: -GAINSWave: Get 6 treatments, and they’ll throw in another on the house. If you get 12, you’ll get the 13th free. Check out GAINSWave.com/Ben to find a provider near you. -The Single, Most Comprehensive Stem Cell Procedure Known To Humankind: How A “Full Body Stem Cell & Exosome Makeover” Works. -Book: Sexual Soulmates: The 6 Essentials For Connected Sex -Book: The Multiorgasmic Male -Ben's sex salad recipe -Dr. Joel Kaplan Penis Pump -Clitoral Pump Episode Sponsors: -Organifi Pain-soothing herbs, antioxidants, & phyto-nutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk”. Use code "greenfield" at checkout and get 20% off your order. -Onnit Engineered for peak performance. Use my link to save 10% off your purchase. -Thrive Market The organic brands you love, for 25-50% below retail prices. Use my link to get 25% off your first order! -Kion TianChi Extra nourishment to help you navigate the storm of stress, work, and life. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Susan, Amy or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/biohacksex and one of us will reply!
Nov 03, 2018
How To Get Your Own Vitamin and NAD IV's, The Truth About Umbilical Stem Cells, Peptide Injections & Much More With Dr. Craig Koniver
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It's no secret that for quite some time I've been doing a weekly self-administered 30ml "Push IV" (fully legal for athletes, by the way) with a potent cocktail of vitamins and glutathione, along with a weekly NAD IV. And while you may not be quite willing to hunt down a vein in your arm and administer your own IV, the doctor who I've been getting these IV's from is finally making his first appearance on my podcast. I've received plenty of questions about IV's (and stem cell infusions, and NAD IV's), and he's going to blow your mind with his broad range of knowledge on these topics. His name is Dr. Craig Koniver. Dr. Koniver has been practicing Performance Medicine for over 18 years and is the founder of Koniver Wellness in Charleston, South Carolina. Not satisfied with the disease-based model of modern medicine, Dr. Koniver seeks to help his clients optimize their health and performance through time-tested, nutrient and science driven protocols that are the cutting-edge of medicine. He is the founder and creator of the patent-pending FastVitaminIV® as well as re-engineering the NAD+ IV protocols, now called Brain Refuel™. Dr. Koniver’s client list includes Navy SEALs, NFL players, PGA golfers, Hall of Fame NHL players, world-class professional athletes, Fortune 100 Executives, well-known celebrities and TV personalities. In addition, Dr. Koniver offers a comprehensive training program of the Koniver Wellness Model to physician practices across the country. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is performance medicine, and how did you get into it?... Family medicine trained; wanted to open his own practice. Saw an opportunity to meet a need in the market by focusing primarily on IV's. Realized that people just want to feel better; focus on that, and they'll be receptive to outside the box solutions. -Why is injecting into the bloodstream more efficacious than other means of injection (oral, etc.)?... We only absorb around 20% of nutrients we take orally via food, supplements,etc. (even less with gut issues) IV's are a more sure way of ensuring the nutrients make it into the bloodstream. Pneumonia is a high cause of death; you treat it via intravenous antibiotics. Same principle applies with nutrients. -What ingredients are in the different types of IV's that you make, and what do they do?... Biggest deficiencies in people are: B vitamins Magnesium Amino acids. Craig focuses primarily on these ingredients in his "core" IV, rather than having a large variety of options to choose from. The difference between a push IV and a drip IV, and which one is more effective: A push IV gets a much more robust response. 30 cc's vs. 500-1000 cc's. Focuses more on the nutrients than the water. It's technically the only way to get a professional vitamin IV. Magnesium: Conventional wisdom says to go slow, play it safe. Craig has found the opposite to be true. Never had an adverse reaction to it. Amino acids: Whey protein, BCAA, glutamine. A total of 19 different nutrients in the 30 cc's of fluid. -How can people administer these IV's without flying to Dr. Koniver's clinic in Charleston? There's a network of certified nurses around the country. People can purchase from the nurses and administer themselves, either at a clinic or in their home. -What is the Brain Refuel? Combination of Intravaneous NAD Plus, and the Fast Vitamin. Achieves the "sweet spot" where people can tolerate the IV (length of treatment) and derive the most benefits from it. NAD can't be mixed with any other nutrient; but the Fast Vitamin IV helped transport the NAD to the mitochondryia. -How to deal with the unpleasant experience of injecting the IV... Don't do it while you're stressed out, or just finished traveling; do it while you're in a "good place" mentally and physically. Breath work; relaxing music. "This too shall pass". Just like a workout sucks while you're doing it, you feel great afterwards. An IV is basically a workout for your cells. First NAD treatment is always the worst; once you realize it's safe, it's more tolerable in the future. No adverse side effects. -Whether or not the NAD treatment is absorbable into the cells, and any proof to back it up... Article: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is transported into mammalian mitochondria Glutathione is not to be mixed with NAD. -Dr. Koniver's work with stem cell infusions... Umbilical stem cells are freshest, most potent. Mitochondria directs how stem cells work. NAD 3 day program; inject NAD 3 days prior to stem cells. Safety concerns: Cleanliness, foreign cells, etc. Umbilical stem cells are immune naive; very low likelihood of a reaction. Stem cell banks, private companies developing safer practices. Frozen in liquid nitrogen, where nothing can live. Injected immediately after thawing out. Follow a clear protocol, do your due diligence to minimize risk. Are stem cells regulated by the government? Nothing significant. Stem cell companies require thorough documentation. Doctors administering are well-trained. Clear protocol. Companies who cut corners will be weeded out when they produce a subpar product. What can you administer to aid in the absorption and utility of stem cells? Intravaneous NAD Intranasal oxytocin Injectable peptides -More detail on the injectable peptides... BPC 157 systemically; inject anywhere. Growth hormone releasing peptides; coupled with CJC-1295. Helps to stay in the system longer. GHK-Copper. 3 week treatment promotes healing -How Dr. Koniver engages in "distance medicine" and trains other doctors in the practice of IV treatment... Enables people to receive the treatment they need remotely. Patients often eventually travel to Charleston to continue treatment. Doctors don't receive this type of training in med school. Different mindset: disease treatment vs. health and performance perspective. -Ben's word of advice: Don't be like me! Proceed with Caution!... And much more! Resources from this podcast: -Click here to buy the IV's. -30 minute patient phone call with Dr. Koniver to review health goals. At end of call, Dr. Koniver will outline a strategic game plan for optimizing patient health and performance. Click here and use code BEN for 20% discount (brings $400 to $320) -1 hour physician practitioner phone call with Dr. Koniver to discuss how to implement Performance Medicine into your practice. At end of call, Dr. Koniver will outline specific steps to start. Click here and use code BEN for 20% discount (brings $500 to $420) -4 Day NAD IV Therapy (Brain Refuel Program). Patient flies to Dr. Koniver’s office in Charleston, South Carolina to receive the loading dose. Click here and use code BEN for 20% discount (brings $400 to $320) -Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Program. 3 days of NAD IV Therapy followed by umbilical cord stem cell infusion. Includes injectable peptides as well as select nutrients to aid in absorption of stem cells. Click here and use code BEN for 20% discount (brings $8750 to $7000) -The latest research on NAD absorption -My podcast with Charles Brenner on NR supplements -My first podcast and second podcast with Thomas Ingoglia on NAD injections -My podcast on genetics/glutathione with Dr. Karim Dhanani -Halland Chen's article on muscle gain with stem cells and NAD combined Episode Sponsors: -Kion Flex A bioavailable blend to support joint comfort, mobility and flexibility, and bone health. Use code "benflex10" to receive 10% off your order. -Blue Apron guarantees the freshness of all their ingredients and will deliver them in an insulated box right to your door. Get your first 3 meals free when you use my link! -Birdwell Beach Britches Expert craftsmen have been hand cutting and sewing every product at Birdwell Britches since 1961. Use code "ben" and receive 10% off your order. -Gosha's Organics is a recognized leader in Innovative PHYTO Herbal Honey Infusions. Use promo code "ben10%" and receive 10% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Koniver or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/ivpodcast and one of us will reply!
Nov 01, 2018
How I’ve Been Able To Gorge On Delicious Gluten Filled Foods Without Feeling Like I Swallowed A Pair Of Motor-Powered Scissors Tearing Up My Intestines.
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I've been getting a lot of questions lately about the mysterious molecule I consume before I eat bread and pasta - a compound that allows me to digest gluten without any of the "bathroom decommissioning" that so notoriously occurs after a hefty bout of gluten consumption. After all, I don't want to not eat bread or pasta for the rest of my life. I find them enjoyable. But due to glyphosate exposure from pesticides and herbicides, stress, a leaky gut and other modern assailants that make gluten a bigger issue than it ever has been in human history, I use a bit of better living through science to make gluten digestible. In today's podcast, I interview the inventors of Gluten Guardian - Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart - the guys who first appeared in the podcast "Probiotic Enemas, Digestive Enzyme Myths, Breathing 10 Kilograms of Oxygen, Low-Protein Diets & More!" and later in my article "How To Take Digestive Enzymes". Matt Gallant is an entrepreneur, a poker champion, an ex-rock guitarist, a serial entrepreneur (who's built 13 companies in the last 20 years) strength and conditioning coach with a degree in kinesiology, the CEO and co-founder of a company called BiOptimizers. Wade T. Lightheart, host of the AWESOME Health Podcast, 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and Cofounder of BiOptimizers. He is also the author of several books including the best-selling books, “Staying Alive in a Toxic World” and “The Wealthy Backpacker.” MARGE LINK TO WADE'S BOOKS During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Matt eats between 6-10,000 calories every Sunday...7.36 For the calorie spike. One meal per day for 6 days. A combo of healthy and regular food. Matt feels great afterwards. He takes the day off from training. -Why we should be cognizant of our gluten intake, even if we don't have celiac disease...10:30  New England Journal of Medicine listed 55 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten. Many times we're not aware of these diseases; can be immune, neurological and psychiatric. Differences between wheat germ in the gluten and gluten itself. Different type of protein. Both are resistant to digestion. Can make the gut more permeable. (Leaky gut) Amylase/trypsin inhibitors come packaged with gluten - specifically wheat. What about other factors to leaky gut such as stress and glyphosate. 4x increase in celiac disease; traced to glyphosate interrupting the digestive process. Will continue to increase due to the exposure to glyphosate.  -The use of enzymes in the preparation of food to increase its palatability...18:10 In a perfect world, you'd be eating pre-digested food primarily. You use enzymes to assist with breaking food down. -Do Matt and Wade recommend any panels for evaluating gluten sensitivity or gluten cross reactivity?...20:30 Anti-tissue trans glutaminase or endomysial antibody. Recommend Cyrex. Helps you know if other foods such as coffee or quinoa are exacerbating your level of gluten intolerance. Also testing gliad and peptide antibodies. How does gluten negatively affect the brain?...24:00 Inflames the brain by causing an auto-immune response. Antibodies intended to protect your body actually attack your body. During the digestive process, gluten can be broken down into proteins similar to psychedelic drugs. Has an addictive quality. Overloads the brain with glutamate. Irritates and damages brain cells. Negative impact on your social life. -What Wade REALLY thinks about Monsanto...29:50 They were written into protection against lawsuits by federal law during the previous administration. Demonstrable evidence of their products causing damage to the body. Has been bought out by Bayer. Food has essentially been mutated, much to our detriment. Destroy livelihoods of small farmers. -The product Matt uses to pre-digest gluten before you even eat it...37:00 Dipeptidyl peptidase 4, also DPP-4. Dissolves bread placed in water in 15 minutes (watch the video below) You take it while you eat. Does DPP-4 actually mitigate symptoms of gluten intolerance? Depends on the dosage. Can be taken as late as the day after eating. Citrusy foods have been found to inhibit DPP-4 Breaks down various hormones in the body such as insulin. -Does DPP-4 have any effect on foods not containing gluten?...45:00 Milk proteins, but not milk sugars like lactose. Good idea to add DPP-4 if you have a plant-based diet. Just mix and match until you find the right combination for you, and for the right meals. Safe for children to ingest. -More on Matt and Wade's diet and workout regimen...49:50 -How do HCL and hydrochloric acid work with Gluten Guardian?...54:55 Plays a supportive role Stomach acid decreases after the age of 35 Simulates the effects of apple cider vinegar P3-OM  Optimal time to take is before bed or first thing in the morning, rather than meal time. -Matt plays "myth busters" with colonizing properties of probiotics...58:41 -Special offer from Matt and Wade...1:04:15 Get 10% off your order of Gluten Guardian when you use code "greenfield" at www.glutenguardian.com 365 day unconditional money-back guarantee Brand new offer: "we'll fix your digestion guarantee" Resource from this episode: -Gluten Guardian - get 10% off already discounted price with code GREENFIELD -Masszymes -Cyrex blood panel for gluten allergy -Book: Grain Brain -A1 vs. A2 milk Episode Sponsors: -GAINSwave utilizes sound waves to optimize sexual performance and reverse the effects of ED. Purchase 6 treatments, and get the 7th treatment for FREE. -Omax Discover Omax3, the 93.9% pure omega-3 supplement developed by Yale-affiliated scientists. Use my link and you can try an entire box for FREE, plus get 60% off your first month's supply. -Thrive Market Organic brands you love, for less. Get your favorite Organic & Non-GMO brands delivered to your door! Get 25% off your first order when you use my link. -Primal Cold Make the cold your secret weapon with next-level cold gear. Enter code "ben" at checkout and receive 15% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Matt, Wade or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/glutenpodcast and one of us will reply!
Oct 27, 2018
391: How Skinny Guys Can Get Big Muscles, Is There Really No Such Thing As Too Much Exercise?, Is GHB Safe? & Much More!
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http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/391 Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/antiagingsmoothie for Ben's ultimate Anti-Aging Smoothie Ingredients he mentions in the intro. Oct 25, 2018, Q&A Episode 391: How Skinny Guys Can Get Big Muscles, Is GHB Safe, and What To Do After High School? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the button at the bottom of the page (or go to SpeakPipe), or use the Contact button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. News Flashes [00:08:14] Fitbit's 150 billion hours of heart data reveal secrets about health. I slightly cringe at the number of exercise addicts who might see this new study and justify it as a way to spend an extra hour at the gym every day - proceed with caution. Walking meditation - I’m a big fan of it. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:26:14] This podcast is brought to you by: –Organifi - Use code: GREENFIELD at checkout and get 20% off your entire order! –Gluten Guardian - Use code: GREENFIELD for 10% off. –East West Health - Schedule a consultation with East West Health – if you mention “Ben Greenfield” the consultation is Free (saves you $87) – you can also download a book to learn more about the Stem Cell Breakthrough. –Kion Lean - Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. Get a 10% discount using discount code: BENLEAN10. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: – November 1 – 4, 2018: Live It To Lead It Health Centers of the Future Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada. Create the life you want, the marriage you want, the family you want—all fueled by a practice that radically changes the lives of your patients. this three-day event, you’ll learn the latest medical discoveries in cellular health, get a marketing plan for scaling your practice and find ways to build residual passive income. Join me! – November 13, 2018: New York City, NY. Join me in Chef Bouley's Test Kitchen for “The Ultimate Anti-Aging Diet – The Perfect Foods To Eat Your Way To Longevity”. Get your ticket here! - December 1, 2018: AT&T Park Stadium Sprint, San Francisco, California. Run around the concourse. Rope climb in the outfield. Do burpees in the dugout. Challenge yourself to three miles that will include 20+ signature obstacles.  Register now and see you there! – December 2 – 8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. – December 13 – 15, 2018: World Congress 2018 Hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada. If you attend any conference this year, make it the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s 26th Annual World Congress. The fact is, in an era of andropause, low drive and deteriorating men's health, it's shocking that both practitioners and the public aren't aware of ancestral wisdom and modern scientific and medical tactics that can be used to optimize male physiology. It's time that changed, and I'll be teaching exactly how to make men, men again. Join me! – April 6 – 7, 2019: FitCon Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. FitCon® encourages everyone to Find Their Fit. It does not matter whether it is powerlifting, Crossfit, bodybuilding, roller derby, or even axe throwing. Be sure to visit the Kion booth in the expo! -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:15:00] -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [00:35:31] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How Skinny Guys Can Get Big Muscles [00:35:40] Alex says: I have been going to the gym with the goal of gaining muscle mass in my chest and shoulders but I am not seeing the gains I want. I have been watching protein and targeting my workouts. I am an ectomorph body type so is it pointless or do I just need to tweak a few things? In my response, I recommend: -MAPS Anabolic -Dan John's "Mass Made Simple" -Get Fit Guy's Guide To Achieving Your Ideal Body -Weston A Price Dietary Guidelines -Thorne Biogest -Quicksilver Scientific Bitters #9 -Superessentials Fish Oil -Kion Colostrum -Kion Aminos -HMB/ATP -Creatine Is GHB Safe? [00:56:40] Anonymous says: What are your thoughts on taking GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) as an alternative to alcohol? In my response, I recommend: -NOW Foods GABA -Passionflower extract What To Do After High School [01:04:51] Eli says: It was good to see you in Toronto. I am 17-years old and finishing high school this year. My question is: if you could redo your journey from high school to now, what would you do differently? And what would you recommend for someone like me who is passionate about health and nutrition? In my response, I recommend: -KionU -List of holistic nutrition programs -Chek certification - gives free access to lesson 1 -Book: College Disrupted by Ryan Craig -Book: A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College -Testing Out: How to “Moneyball” Your Way to a Debt-Free College Degree -Is College for Everyone? series  
Oct 25, 2018
How To Eat 1 Meal A Day, Drink A Bottle Of Hangover-Free Wine Every Night & Manifest Everything You Desire In Life.
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My bio on Todd White is extremely short. Fanatical biohacker. Wears the same uniform every day. Starts every morning with 40 minutes of meditation. Eats one meal a day. Drinks a bottle of wine each night. And that's it. But this guy runs incredibly deep and in today's podcast, filmed after I did a meditation session with the entire team at Todd's Dry Farm Wines office in Napa Valley, we have a rich and meaningful conversation about meditation, manifestation, gratitude, fasting, and, of course, everything you need to know about organic wine. During our discussion, you'll discover:  -The morning ritual that Todd and his team do together every morning...6:13 They start work at 10 am to allow team members to "protect their mornings." "Circle of love." Usually lasts 60-90 minutes. Meditation Breath work Gratefulness therapy It's not a day of work; it's a day of creating. Todd sees himself in the "health" business, in addition to the taste business. The warehouse workers are the most poignant example of the efficacy of this practice. Warehouse workers are typically treated as objects by leadership. Todd sees them as the  center of love, energy and light. It causes them to want to contribute and create. -The stringent hiring practices Todd uses to ensure the right people are hired...12:54 BTW, Dry Farm Wines is hiring! dryfarmwines.com/jobs The job descriptions include everything about the company, including the "Peace and Profit Manifesto". First rule: "We lead with love." Life, not business, questions; essay format. Designed to be self-selecting; they want people to "opt out" if they don't see themselves as a good fit. -Some of the unconventional work practices that Dry Farm Wines uses to balance life and work....17:08 Happiness is an internal mechanism of joy. Todd sees one of his role as a mentor and guide to his employees. The actual time of production or creation is around 6 hours. Very rare "emails to all"; no "reply all" at all. Unlimited paid time off. They don't sell any domestic wines; all grapes are from small organic farms in Europe. Sharing the culture of the company is as important as promoting the actual product at events, trade shows, etc. Communal meals; great parties. -The process by which Todd came to create a company with such a unique culture...26:00 Became an entrepreneur at the age of 17. Experienced a "grand failure" before founding DFW. Senior health care; 40+ employees. Good concept, but was in it for the wrong reasons. The things we say "no" to are more important the things we say "yes" to. Led to discovering meditation. Developed a set of 18 business rules; from that became DFW. In constant ketosis due to a daily 22 hour fast. You see a difference between grapes grown on a small family farm and organic grapes at a market. -Todd's tips for eating once per day...36:12 It's more psychological than based on physical needs. Helps to be in ketosis. Adds a lot of time to the day for work. Reduces decision fatigue. It's important to be around likeminded people; creates accountability. -Todd's definition of "biohacking" and how he applies it to his own life...45:24 "The art and science of how our behavior influences our biological and neurological outcome." Proverb: "To feel is to understand" You can feel when someone is beneficial for your body. Meditation is a practice, and has an aggregate benefit over time. Began meditating twice daily. Minimum of 20 minutes. Todd attributes the success of his business to meditation. Meditation allows us to quiet the mind. We live in traumatic thought. 95% of thoughts we have are thoughts we had yesterday. Teaches us to live in the present moment; stop the trauma of thought. Attachment leads to suffering. Meditation teaches us to look past the attachment to thoughts which block the abundance we were granted at our birth. It's impossible to be grateful and fearful at the same time. Before we can do, we must be. -Thoughts on The Master Key by Charles Haanel...54:42 We're all manifesting. The question is: what are you manifesting, and are you using the tools to manifest in the correct way? Also recommended: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Doesn't offer a "prescription": It offers an understanding. Was initially offered as a weekly correspondence course delivered via mail in 1912. Words become forms, which become vibrations. (self-fulfilling prophecies.) -Why Todd started Dry Farm Wines, and what he has learned about wine since then...1:01:15 Needed a better, healthier way to drink. (DFW is low alcohol.) Couldn't drink alcohol after becoming ketotic. Discovered "natural wines" by accident. Around .1% of all wine makers are natural wine makers. Wines are grown, not made. DFW wines are sugar free. Fermented with wild, native yeast. Most wines are fermented with GMO yeast. "Organic" wine does not mean "natural" or "clean." It simply means that the grapes are grown organically. In the U.S. the FDA approves 76 additives for wine. (Here's a list of the 76 additives.) Natural wines are additive free; no modification in the cellar. The dangers of alcohol. Addictive. Dangerous neurotoxin; must be dealt with with care. Healthy in small doses (2 glasses per day); toxic in large doses. Natural wine is "alive". It's like drinking from someone's heart and soul. "They haven't been killed with sulfur dioxide." --David Perlmutter Irrigation practices. An irrigated grape vine has a root ball 2-3' deep and 2-3' wide. Unirrigated grape vine can go 50-60' deep. Resistance is key to the advancement of life. The vine is struggling for its life; brings character to the fruit. Irrigated vines produce "lazy" fruit. You irrigate for greed. Has a higher yield. Weighs more with more water; sold by the ton. Resources from this episode: -Click here to get a bottle of Dry Farm Wines for a penny  -The Dry Farm Wines job posting -The Master Key System by Charles Haanel -The Power Of Now -The Fresh Pressed Olive Oil club Ben is a member of Episode Sponsors: -Get 10% off all Thorne products at my supplement website, Kion. -Goshas Organics. ODNOVA, polish for renewal, revitalize and rejuvenate, is a unique blend of raw honey and botanicals, which air the body in organically reaching a balanced state. Get 10% off your order when you use discount code "ben10%"! -Organifi I use Organifi Gold for the perfect golden milk before I go to bed. Use discount code "greenfield" and get 20% off your entire order! -Zip Recruiter Need quality candidates fast? Zip Recruiter is the smartest way to hire. Use my link and try it out for free! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Todd or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/dryfarms and one of us will reply!
Oct 20, 2018
Is Liver Cleansing Bullsh*^t? The Pre And Post Blood Test Results of Ben Greenfield's 7 Day Liver Cleanse (& Exactly How He Did It).
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Today's episode is - after the host of positive feedback I received from my last "solosode" deep dive into how to interpret your own bloodwork - another solosode. Long story short is this... ...I recently tested my liver enzymes and they were shockingly high... ...so I decided to test whether this whole "liver detox" thing actually works... ...and I walk you through exactly what I did (and the relatively shocking results) in today's show. Enjoy! In this Solosode, you'll hear... -Why I got my liver tested in the first place...5:48 When I got my blood panel done, my liver enzyme numbers were through the roof. High liver stress. Around the levels of non-alcoholic liver disease. My aspartate aminotransferase was 172. It's considered risky if it's above 40. My alinine aminotransferase was 83. Anything above 55 is considered risky. My alkaline phosphatase was also mildly elevated. High albumin levels. Inflammation was low, but had signs of significant liver stress. I wanted to test out the liver cleanses on the market. Create a doable detox that I can do at home, I can still workout, and can accomplish in a fairly short period of time. -About Liver Flushing...9:18 A liver is a central processing mechanism that cleanses 1.5 liters of blood per minute. Around 500 different biochemical reactions that occur within the liver. Division and breakdown of chemical substances: catabolism Synthesis of protein molecules: anabolism If any of the processes don't work properly, it will affect other processes' ability to work properly. Liver is more or less a purification plant for the blood. Plays a role in excreting both endogenous and exogenous compounds. Regrows rapidly, with around 10% of healthy liver tissue. Myth of Prometheus: Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock and an eagle picks at his liver during the day. His liver would regenerate the same amount at night. Greek physician Hippocrates described "humors", one of which was yellow bile of the liver. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the liver holds your soul. Full of energy and power. Your "ki" is unable to flow when the liver is not functioning properly. Cleansing the liver involves amplifying these processes to work properly. Also assists with bile production; assists with the gallbladder. Bile in the gallbladder can condense and become "stones." If the bile isn't expelled, you can get congestion in the liver. -Some more basic terms you should know...15:05 Fatty liver: cells in the liver are saturated with fat. Intrahepatic bile ducts are full of bile but have a high concentration of cholesterol in them. The cholesterol in the liver accumulates, and you end up with excess. During a flush, the liver is encouraged to increase its excretory function to eliminate excess bile, and allow gallbladder to evacuate the bile. If you know what you're doing, you can regularly go to a liver clinic and maintain the health of your liver. Exercise can elevate liver enzymes to a certain extent, but high levels indicate more than just exercise is the problem. -The actual results of my lab test, post liver cleanse...19:21 In addition to elevated to elevated enzymes: Hormones were pretty good: free testosterone = 78. Total testosterone = 880. Sex hormone binding globulin = 84 (lower is better) GGT (gamma glutamyl transferase) is a good proxy for gallbladder health. My alinine aminotransferase dropped from 83 to 33. My aspartate aminotransferase dropped from 172 to 37. GGT was 15. Extremely low risk. Free testosterone jumped from 78 to 115; Total testosterone went from 880 to 1154. -What I ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner during my liver cleanse...25:10 Kitchari recipe for 3-4 servings: Ingredients: ½ cup split yellow mung beans 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1-inch stick of kombu (optional - I used organic, non-GMO miso instead) 4 cups homemade Kettle & Fire bone broth 2 tablespoons coconut cream Spices: 1½ teaspoons cumin seeds 1½ teaspoons fennel seeds 1½ teaspoons coriander powder 1 tablespoon ginger root freshly minced ½ teaspoon turmeric powder ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds ¼ teaspoon black mustard seeds Pinch of asafoetida Vegetables: 2 cups of any mixed vegetables. I used bok choy, cilantro and dinosaur kale. To serve: Fresh lime A dollop of GT's Living Foods coconut yogurt Sea salt to taste Instructions: -The night before (24 hours earlier), soak the mung beans in ample filtered water. -When you’re ready to cook, drain the mung beans and rinse under running water. Place rice in a sieve and rinse till the water runs clear. Prepare vegetables by peeling and chopping them up, then set all of this aside. -Heat coconut oil over medium heat, in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add cumin, fennel, fenugreek and black mustard seeds and cook for a few minutes to release aromatics, and until the mustard seeds have popped. Add the rest of the spices and stir to combine. -Add a cup of vegetable stock, followed by mung beans, kombu or miso, coconut cream, rice and vegetables, then add the rest of the stock (or water). -Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a low heat. Simmer for about 40 minutes. Check the pot periodically as the rice swells and may stick to the bottom. Add more water if you want a soupier consistency, and simmer longer to get a thicker stew. -Serve with fresh coriander chopped and folded through, a drizzle of fresh lime juice, spoon of coconut yogurt and sea salt to taste. Had a 16 oz. glass of celery juice with each meal.  Put 2 scoops of Kion Aminos in for protein. Occasionally add greens powder. Organic malic acid powder I also tested my blood glucose levels. Dropped from 90 to 50. Full on ketosis while maintaining adequate energy to workout and engage in my business. -Practices I incorporated throughout the cleanse...33:45 Every night before bed, I used Triphala for GI cleansing. Mix it with hot water and vanilla stevia to counter the horrible taste. Epsom salts. 2 tsp epsom salts, one heaping tsp of Triphala. Coffee enemas (3x throughout the cleanse) On final day, used a castor oil pack on wool pad. Resources from this episode: -7-day liver cleanse summary: No coffee, no alcohol, no meat for the entire week Celery juice with one teaspoon organic malic acid powder and 2 scoops Kion Aminos prior to each of the three meals of the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kitchari Ayurvedic cleansing stew (full recipe below) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2 teaspoons Epsom salts dissolved in warm water each night 1 teaspoon Lost Empire Triphala herbs in hot tea with vanilla stevia each night Three coffee enemas spread out throughout the course of the week Two sessions spread out during the week with 1 hour of castor oil pack placed on liver area, held on with the Hyperice Venom heat/vibration belt -The WellnessFX liver blood test Ben recommends -Article: The Kion Coffee Enema: Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Coffee Enemas (But Were Afraid To Ask). -Article: How to Detox Your Liver: A Complete Guide to Purifying the Body With Liver Flushing -Podcast: A Deep Dive Into How To Interpret The Results Of Your Blood Testing – Ben Greenfield Reveals & Walks You Through His Laboratory Results From WellnessFX. -Podcast: The Rain Barrel Effect: How a 6,000 Year Old Secret Holds the Answer to Getting Well, Losing Weight, and Feeling Alive Again. -Podcast: Radical Metabolism: How To Cleanse Your Gallbladder, Increase Your Metabolism, Burn More Fat Without Exercise & Much More!  Kitchari recipe for 3-4 servings: I ngredients: ½ cup split yellow mung beans 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1-inch stick of kombu (optional - I used organic, non-GMO miso instead) 4 cups homemade Kettle & Fire bone broth 2 tablespoons coconut cream Spices: 1½ teaspoons cumin seeds 1½ teaspoons fennel seeds 1½ teaspoons coriander powder 1 tablespoon ginger root freshly minced ½ teaspoon turmeric powder ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds ¼ teaspoon black mustard seeds Pinch of asafoetida Vegetables: 2 cups of any mixed vegetables. I used bok choy, cilantro and dinosaur kale. To serve: Fresh lime A dollop of GT's Living Foods coconut yogurt Sea salt to taste Instructions: -The night before (24 hours earlier), soak the mung beans in ample filtered water. -When you’re ready to cook, drain the mung beans and rinse under running water. Place rice in a sieve and rinse till the water runs clear. Prepare vegetables by peeling and chopping them up, then set all of this aside. -Heat coconut oil over medium heat, in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add cumin, fennel, fenugreek and black mustard seeds and cook for a few minutes to release aromatics, and until the mustard seeds have popped. Add the rest of the spices and stir to combine. -Add a cup of vegetable stock, followed by mung beans, kombu or miso, coconut cream, rice and vegetables, then add the rest of the stock (or water). -Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a low heat. Simmer for about 40 minutes. Check the pot periodically as the rice swells and may stick to the bottom. Add more water if you want a soupier consistency, and simmer longer to get a thicker stew. -Serve with fresh coriander chopped and folded through, a drizzle of fresh lime juice, spoon of coconut yogurt and sea salt to taste. Episode Sponsors: -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. Get a 10% discount using discount code "benlean10". -Joovv Next-Level Light Therapy. See how Joovv can help you reach—and surpass—your health and fitness goals. Get a special bonus when you buy your Joovv light with my link. -Organifi Use code "greenfield" at checkout and get 20% off your entire order! -Vuori is built to move and sweat in, yet designed with a West Coast aesthetic that transitions effortlessly into everyday life. Use code "ben25" at checkout and save 25% off your entire purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about how to cleanse your liver? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/livercleanse and I will reply!
Oct 18, 2018
Radical Metabolism: How To Cleanse Your Gallbladder, Increase Your Metabolism, Burn More Fat Without Exercise & Much More!
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Anne Louise Gittleman was one of my first podcast guests ever. She first joined me in podcast episode #29: "How Many Critters Are Living In YOUR Gut, Making You Fat, Tired, Lazy, Bloated and Sick?" Now, she's back on the show. Ann came to my house in Spokane, WA to talk about her new, amazing book "Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days". This new book reveals the secrets to reviving a sluggish over-40 metabolism - secrets that work even faster if you're in your 20s and 30s, or you suffer from liver, gallbladder or thyroid issues. Inside the new book, you'll discover which "forbidden fats," forgotten flavors, and fat-busting beverages you can eat and drink in order to increase your metabolism, protect against autoimmunity, address gallbladder issues, type II diabetes, and other devastating health problems. The Radical Metabolism program consists of: -a 4-day Radical Intensive Cleanse designed to rest your digestive tract and detoxify your body -21-Day Radical Reboot where you'll learn exactly what combinations of foods to eat for results you can feel and see -a Maintenance Plan for a healthy life A Columbia University graduate, Ann Louise Gittleman is often called "The First Lady of Nutrition". She is a nutritionist, and internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women's health issues. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition including diet, detox, women's health, men's health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment. As one of the world's foremost experts in functional and integrative medicine she holds an M.S. in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, has the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) from the American College of Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. Ann Louise has also served as the Chief Nutritionist of Pediatric Clinic at Bellevue Hospital and is the former Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, CA. She has won numerous awards, including The American Medical Writers Association Award for Excellence. In 2016 she was presented with the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology, the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. and Clear Passage, Inc. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why the gallbladder is such a crucial component of the Radical Metabolism program...8:40 Women in the U.S. are FFF: Fat, Forty and Fatigued. Gallbladder removal is one of the most common procedures in this country. It's not a "throw away" organ; we need to do everything we can to keep it. The "unholy alliance" between the gallbladder and the thyroid. If people do not have free-flowing bile (which they don't if they don't have a gallbladder) they can't convert successfully convert T4 into T3. Because the thyroid is so intimately connected to metabolism... People with sluggish bile are 7 times more likely to suffer from hyper thyroidism. Ben struggled with decreased thyroid activity while training for triathlons. People who do keto or paleo diets with high intake of fat are at risk; you need to be able to digest the fat and essential fatty acids. -Ann's thoughts on why the gallbladder and bile issues are so common among American women...13:00 Lack of choline. Study: 500 mg of choline 3x a day for 6 weeks will decongest a fatty liver. Choline is a lipotropic nutrient. We don't eat foods with natural lecithin; stigma surrounding soy products. Lack of bitter herbs in the diet. Natural sources of choline: Lecithin Eggs (if you're not allergic) Walnuts Sunflower lecithin supplement Bitter herbs Ann recommends: Grapefruit Diet (very popular in the 70's, with a resurgence in the 90's) Grapefruit extract influences mitochondria. Bitter melon extract. Ben's favorite cocktail: Bitter herbs, on the rocks, with a splash of gin. "Ben and Jitters" -How do we test for gallbladder function?...20:43 GGT High liver enzymes If light colored stool, dizziness, hearing problems all part of gallbladder meridian. Glutathione doesn't affect gallbladder. A bitter and resentful personality indicates gallbladder issues. Anger is associated with the liver; resentment is associated with the gallbladder. -Is Ann a fan of any of the cleanses out there to increase their bile levels?...23:00 No. Because of congested bile, they can get stuck in the gallbladder duct and create serious problems. The use of choline and bitters, then following Radical Metabolism... -What is the "correct" way to do a coffee enema?...25:25 Depends on the individual. Ensure the coffee is organic. Keep it inside you for 20 minutes; lay on your left side. Hazel Parcells: The grand dame of health. Black strap molasses. -The balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fats, and why there's such a thing as "too much fish oil"...27:45 We need a 4:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats. Watch out for bad omega 6 fats. Parent oils. You'll get more omega 6 fats from parent oils. Toasted sesame oil - Has lots of Vitamin T. What is Vitamin T? "Sixes are Sexy." -Ann's thoughts on Udos Oil...35:37  Uses unrefined, raw sunflower oil. Uses proper antioxidants. -The role of Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) in formation of brown fat tissue...37:15 It actually "activates" the tissue. Evening primrose oil; GLA helps people to lose weight without watching their calories or exercising. -Why Ann is a fan of essential amino acids...39:15 We need more protein, not less. Has more to do with metabolic rate than the gallbladder. The right kind of coffee can prevent you from losing lean muscle. It's a way to get more concentrated amounts of proteins. -The best way to test for toxicity in your body...42:00 Non-invasive: hair tests; tissue analysis. Urine provocation test can be very hard on the system. Lots of toxicity in cooking tools and utensils. -Why Ann would rather have a poisonous serpent in her kitchen than aluminum foil. Use enamel covered iron as an alternative. Vita Clay. (Marge, Amazon link) -Ann's 4 day and 21 day intensive cleanses...47:37 Lots of watercress soup, which contains cancer fighting phytonutrients. (Buy it at Trader Joe's.) Can also eat watercress as the green in a salad, as opposed to kale. Juices that are low-glycemic. No pulp. Not uncommon to lose 8-10 pounds during the cleanse. Water weight. You start with the 4 day, then take a week of maintenance and then the 21 day. Why A2 is far preferable to A1 (found in most milks). Resources from this episode: -Unikey Health Systems -Book: Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days -Book: The Gut Flush Plan: A Breakthrough Cleansing Program - Flushes Fattening Toxins - Boosts Metabolism - Fortifies Your Health -Book: Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution -Podcast Episode #29: How Many Critters Are Living In YOUR Gut, Making You Fat, Tired, Lazy, Bloated and Sick? (hint: more than you think) -Choline - 500mg of choline 3x/day for 4 weeks -Soy lecithin -Bitters #9 -Orthophosphoric acid -Blackstrap molasses enema -The fish oil Ben takes -Udo's oil -Hair test from Trace Elements -Enamel covered iron -Vitaclay pots -Watercress (from Thrive Market) Episode Sponsors: -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. Use discount code "benlean10" and get 10% off your order! -Goshas Organics is a recognized leader in Innovative PHYTO Herbal Honey Infusions. Use discount code "ben10%" to get 10% off your order! -Zip Recruiter takes the headache out of hiring the right people for your business! Use my link and get started with Zip Recruiter for free! -Organifi Try their Gold juice: Pain-soothing herbs, antioxidants, & phyto-nutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk”. Use code "greenfield" and get 20% off everything in your cart! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anne or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Oct 13, 2018
Magnesium Supplementation: Everything You Need To Know About Dosing Magnesium, Timing Magnesium, Forms Of Magnesium & More!
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Magnesium deficiency is running rampant. Many experts estimate that 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient. And, a major contributing factor is the presence of excess calcium in the body mainly coming from the extreme ratio difference in common foods such as: fortified orange juice (27:1), cheese (26:1), yogurt (11:1), dairy (7:1) and the very commonly used antacids (300:1). Other common contributing factors include: -Fluoride -Processed foods -Alcohol -Coffee -Sugar -Stress -Medications When should you take magnesium? How do you test your magnesium levels or know if you have a deficiency? It’s critical to get high enough doses of magnesium to compensate for the fact that our typical diet runs low on this vital mineral. But fact is, although magnesium is an incredibly important mineral, there are many unanswered questions and confusion around magnesium, so I though it was high time to have my friend and nutrition researcher Thomas DeLauer back on the show. I first interviewed Thomas DeLauer in the episode The Ultimate Guide To Quelling Inflammation: Why Your Curcumin May Not Work, Surprising Effects Of Ginger Oil, Vegan Fish Oil Options & Much More! I then interviewed him again in the episode Does Alcohol Really Make You Fat, Which Alcohol Is Healthiest, Hidden Ingredients In Alcohol & Much More: The Ultimate Alcohol Damage Mitigation Guide. Thomas is one of the leading experts in the world of chronic inflammation as well as the response of the human body to a low-carb diet. He is noted for his personal transformation from a 280-pound overweight corporate executive to not only being on the cover of health and fitness magazines worldwide but pioneering some of the mainstream awareness of auto-immune diseases and inflammation in general! Thomas has been highlighted in over 20 magazines showcasing his transformation and has been featured worldwide on the cover of Ironman Magazine, Muscle and Performance Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, ICON Magazine, Platform Magazine and Ironman Japan. His background is in Sports Psychology, although it is this passion for psychology coupled with a career in healthcare as a physician recruiter and owner of an ancillary lab services company that sparked his love for nutritional science and what makes the body tick. He is currently working on a project in the 2nd phase of trials with Doctors at UCLA to identify a strain of bacteria that may help modulate inflammation within the body. Residing near Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, three dogs, two horses, and 11 month old son. Thomas promotes a lifestyle of living as close to the earth as possible to obtain the best possible results while still achieving maximum performance in every possible area of life. What form of magnesium is best, and are different forms better for different needs, like sleep vs. brain vs. digestion? In this episode, Thomas and I also discuss MagSRT®, a product Thomas is helping to develop, is the only time-release, high-potency magnesium supplement with peer-reviewed clinical trials to back up it's efficacy. MagSRT®  was evaluated in the Scottsdale Magnesium Study (SMS), a placebo-controlled, human clinical trial of 91 participants. The study measured Serum Magnesium, Red Blood Cell (RBC) Magnesium, and Magnesium Deficiency symptoms. The results are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of American College of Nutrition (JACN). It is a Sustained Release Technology (SRT) magnesium in a super-absorbable, premium organic form called dimagnesium malate, along with an active form of Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) and Vitamin B6 (P5P) During our discussion, you'll discover: -Is there a way to supplement your magnesium levels without unpleasant side effects such as loose stool and "constarrhea"?...11:20 Magnesium is "hydrophilic" meaning it attracts water.  It creates "passive diffusion" where it attracts water into the intestine. There's nothing to regulate how fast the water enters the small or large intestine. The type of magnesium (ex. epsom salt vs. magnesium citrate) one takes makes a big difference in how fast it will attract water. -A few of the more popular forms of magnesium, and which one is optimal for the varying functions we might like to use it...13:40 Magnesium citrate: high bio availability; creates a laxative effect. Magnesium chloride: Typically contains only 10-15% magnesium. It's used to chelate other minerals such as iron and other heavy metals. These two factors are why magnesium chloride is recommended for detoxes. Topical magnesium (epsom salt, etc.): Gets absorbed into the serum, but not red blood cells. Doesn't have the same laxative qualities. Only 1% of magnesium is ever measured, and that's in the serum and blood levels. Elevated magnesium levels in the serum means it's likely pulling it from blood and plasma, thus decreasing levels there. A high reading in magnesium can actually mean you're low in magnesium if you're only measuring it in the serum. RBC (red blood cell) magnesium:  This is the gold standard for when you want your magnesium tested. Magnesium Glycinate: (Marge amazon link) Is often recommended by doctors.  Transferred through the intestinal wall. Very expensive option. Calming on NMDA receptor. (Glutamate is excitatory) Magnesium Malate:  Absorbs very slowly; sustained release. More powerful on the energy cycle. You'll see more of a difference in how you actually feel. Thomas uses it to remain even keeled. How combining magnesium with malic acid contributes to ATP production. Has to do with how it accompanies potassium. When you have malate, magnesium can do its job better. It aids the magnesium as well as potassium in producing ATP. -More forms of magnesium...26:53 Magnesium oxide: Non-chelated; you'll take it throughout the day. Used more for acid reflux treatment. Very low bio-availability and very specific uses. Magnesium Oratate: Same category as magnesium taurate. Helps with delivery to the cell membrane. Good for the DNA and RNA cycle. Used in calming situations such as meditation. Cardiac benefits. Magnesium sulfate: Easy to overdose. Epsom salt baths: Hard to determine if it's absorbed via the skin or through the breath. -How much magnesium actually gets absorbed with the lotions and sprays available on the market...38:40 The form of magnesium changes when it enters your body. Flawed marketing; not enough research to determine its efficacy one way or the other. Magnesium carbonate... Used as an alternative to a calcium form of chalk you find at the gym. -Magnesium threonate...42:00 Powerful effect on the blood brain barrier. Has been used in the treatment of PTSD. -The supplement Ben uses to induce weird and amazing dreams...45:30 -Is there a way to elongate the time in which magnesium is absorbed in order to reduce the laxative and other unpleasant effects?...47:36 Take into account what other minerals it's working with. Couple it with the right vitamins and minerals. P5P = Vitamin B6.  Magnesium has over 300 enzymatic reactions. B6 helps with ~30 of those reactions, including the manufacturing of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Is involved in the absorption of magnesium. Hard to convert folic acid into folate. Vitamin B9, along with magnesium is a co-factor with Vitamin B6; allows you to better absorb the magnesium. Vitamins B6, B9 and B12 are the trifecta for working with magnesium. -The relationship between magnesium and ceruloplasmin and iron.59:30 Iron oxidizes, whether in your body or out. Too much of it will occupy oxygens that could be doing other good things. We have an abundance of iron, but it's "bound iron." We need the unbound iron; it allows other minerals to do their job. We need other minerals to counteract the overabundance of bound iron. Magnesium allows iron to enter into the unbound state and help red blood cell function. Ceruloplasmin helps with the utilization of iron; taking the iron in your body and turning it into a true storage form. -What tests Thomas recommends to analyze these things...1:06:00 The Root Cause protocol by Morley Robbins -The study Thomas published on the effects of magnesium...1:08:10 The Scottsdale Magnesium Study Sponsored by Jigsaw Health. 28% and 63% improvement over 30 and 60 days. Red blood cell magnesium increased 6% and 30% over 30 and 90 days. Resources from this episode: -Click here to buy MagSRT and use Greenfield10 for $10 off -The Ancient Minerals magnesium bath flakes Ben uses -The Ancient Minerals magnesium lotion Ben uses -The longevity panel Ben performs that has an RBC magnesium evaluation -The Facebook video in which Ben demonstrates how he uses an infrared light in a magnesium chloride bath -The THC sex lube "Bond" that Ben uses -BioCBD topical CBD lotion -Mugwort essential oil from Essential Oil Wizardry -The Root Cause protocol by Morley Robbins -The Magnesium Miracle book by Dr. Carolyn Dean Episode Sponsors: -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. Use discount code "benlean10" and get 10% off your order! -Gainswave Acoustic sound wave therapy for men to enhance sexual performance. If you use my link, you'll get a free treatment "on the house." -Birdwell Beach Britches will look as good as new years after your purchase! Lifetime guarantee, free shipping on $99 or more order and get 10% off your order when you use discount code "ben". -Kettle and Fire The greatest natural source of collagen. Family farmed ingredients, 100% grass fed bones, premium ingredients, and filtered water into steel kettles then simmer up to 20+ hours. Use my link and get 15% off your order and FREE shipping within the continental U.S. on orders of 6 packages or more. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Thomas or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mag and one of us will reply!
Oct 11, 2018
The Real Truth About Genetic Testing, Why 23AndMe Is Not Enough (& The Most Advanced Genetic Test You Should Get Instead For Customizing Your Exercise, Your Diet, Your Supplements & More!).
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Three months ago, I and my twin ten-year-old boys sent our saliva off to a lab in Canada for one of the most advanced genetic tests available. And I was blown away by what I learned. In today's podcast, I reveal the test that we took, exactly what we learned and how you can take the same test as we did. My guest is Dr. Karim Dhanani, who is the founder and Chief Medical Director at Toronto’s Centre for Biological Medicine, a clinic that is redefining North American naturopathic medicine for the 21st century. Dr. Dhanani’s clinic – a specially designed, ecologically sound facility set in pristine Canadian woodland – has become a global mecca for those seeking to live their lives at 100%. For Dr. Dhanani, the appeal of medicine was always the investigative aspect. He loves breaking down a tough problem, and systematically uncovering the root causes with diligence, discipline, and precision. After completing his education in biology, chemistry, and naturopathic medicine, he found his calling in German biological medicine, a branch of naturopathy that integrates cutting-edge science and precision with the millennia-old wisdom of natural healing techniques. But just learning in a laboratory setting wasn’t enough. Dr. Dhanani set off on a journey that took him from Canada to Europe to Africa and beyond, to understand what lies at the most advanced frontiers of Biological Medicine. Since establishing the Centre for Biological Medicine in 2002, he has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals, including athletes, scientists, and other doctors at the highest levels of their professions. His internationally renowned reputation – particularly in the naturopathic treatment of chronic degenerative disease – has led to research collaborations with Nobel Prize winners, and turned Dr. Dhanani into one of naturopathic medicine’s most sought-after speakers. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating history and world of biological medicine, and a German pioneer of medicine that Dr. Dhanani learned from...9:15 The goal is to identify the "root cause" of a symptom or problem. It's a combination of diagnostic tools and innovative thought processes. "We look to see what 'outside the box' is influencing what is 'inside the box.'" What is the relationship between biological medicine and bioregulatory medicine? Only substantive difference is that of vernacular. Both are looking at the body's capacity to heal; responses to symptoms, or "punches" to your body. Cell communication: we believe cells speak via biochemistry. Dr. Fritz Albert Popp: pioneer of biophotonic signaling of cells. The Baden Baden Biological Medicine conference in Germany. Energy medicine has a larger role to play than physical medicine. -The most interesting biohacks coming out of Europe, including the Mora machine for detoxification and new types of laser treatments for red blood cells...21:55 Just like we use words to communicate, certain bodies require light and sound to communicate. The Mora machine uses electronics and sound to drive specific frequencies into the system. We can increase the amount of glutathione in your body by simply giving the frequency of glutathione without injecting it. You're providing a mechanism to carry the molecule into the body energetically. Weber Intravenous Laser Therapy Different color lights (not LED) affects communication between cells. Depth of penetration of LED lights isn't as efficacious as lasers. -Where 23andme genetic testing falls short, and what Dr. Dhanani has discovered when it comes to the truth about genetic testing and genomics...29:18 You're only as good as the technology available.  Tests must be 1) Accurate, 2) Reproducible and 3) Functionally relevant. 23andme uses "SNIPS" which are not functionally relevant; they're good for data collection and perhaps ancestry. For illustration: You don't assume the forest is unwell because one tree in it is unwell. Look at associations of SNIPS. MTHFR is one of many we can examine. Anywhere between 15-40% error rate with consumer tests like 23andme. CNV (copy number variance) D2C tests don't tell you whether you have one or two copies of a particular gene. You get a distorted view of your level of detox. The type of genetic testing is applicable for testing for illegal substances. 23andme also doesn't test for insertion/deletion genes. -Why Ben can't absorb Vitamin D from sunlight, and why he must supplement with Vitamin D instead...52:00 Vitamin D is actually a pro-hormone, more than an actual vitamin. 125 hydroxy vitamin D is the actual component. Some people are not genetically predisposed to absorb the 125 hydroxy from sunlight; it's necessary to transport it via supplements. Thorne Vitamin D and Vitamin K. -Why Ben and his twin boys now take glutathione every day (and why you must be very careful if you use any form of injectable glutathione)...57:30 Modern technology causes pollutants and stressors on the body that didn't exist 100 years ago. We're referring to utilization and recycling of glutathione, rather than the production. Many diseases can be traced to low levels of glutathione and the inability to detoxify the body. -How to increase your body's own glutathione with nutrients such as N-Acetyl Cysteine, Alpha, Lipoic Acid, Selenium and Milk Thistle...1:03:35 The best scenario is your body generating glutathione on its own; when the gene is deleted, then you seek injections. Dr. Dhanani's lab will create a customized formula, rather than trying to ingest them individually. What is preferable: a liquid or powdered injection. Parkinson's patients have been known to have their symptoms stabilized within seconds of a glutathione IV. You get optimal results beginning with a powder, then mixing it with saline before injecting. The objection of the injection is to train your body to generate glutathione on its own. -Why Ben has high natural amounts of vascular inflammation and what that has to do with high intensity exercise and HIIT training...1:05:40 9P21 gene is a pre-ordained inflammatory level that is higher than normal. Occurs independent of diet, activity, etc. High intensity exercise creates massive amounts of blood flow, then it stops; this exacerbates the issue. Folks who are uber healthy, then die suddenly have the 9P21 gene; they've actually been tested for it. People who die from chemotherapy, have the 9P21. My podcast episode with Thomas Ingoglia in which we discuss GDF11 mRNA -How to know if your pancreas is producing the proper amount of insulin in response to the diet you are eating...1:17:30 tcf7l2 gene If I was not tracking my levels and activity, I'd be at serious risk of a heart attack given my genetics. -The DMPS/EDTA Chelation Challenge for heavy metals and how it works...1:22:15 You want to look for a spike in your aluminum; it tends to be stored in the brain. If you see that spike, you're at the deepest storage level. DMSA doesn't pull lead or cadmium out of your system. -The best way to measure your endothelial health and vascular function (using a protocol called "Endo-PAT")...1:25:30 PAT = Peripheral Arterial Tone. They measure endothelial lining, the level of inflammation. They can change over time, or with changes in your diet. Always be comparing apples to apples. -The extreme importance for Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) of sauna, intermittent fasting, Lion's Mane mushroom extract, and low intensity (not HIIT) cardio...1:28:45 We associate this with TBI. Reprogram neural inputs to offset the damaged pattern. Those with 9P21 gene are more susceptible to endothelial inflammation. Limit extreme activity. The 9P21 gene limits the amount of dopamine you're naturally able to produce. -Why having a "low serotonin reabsorption" issue can cause you to ruminate and dwell upon items...1:33:15 Serotonin is the "seat" of executive function: how does your body eliminate peripheral nagging in your system? Peripheral/secondary things become your focus. Mental echo: "did I actually close the garage door???" -How Ben takes notes at night without keeping himself awake for too long...1:36:45 Evernote or similar tools that sync among devices. People with low BDNF and serotonin can actually connect things like conversations and tasks better - because you're ruminating on them. I keep a pilot pen light and piece of paper so I can take notes as they come into my mind. Low BDNF also affects circadian rhythm; difficulty falling and maintaining sleep. Lion's Mane mushroom extract helps supplement BDNF. -The single most important reason Ben needs to limit his intake of saturated fats...1:44:00 7-10% of fat should be saturated. You can have avocados, but not coconut or MCT oils. 9P21 gene increases inflammation; which goes to your vasculature and affects your focus and concentration. Going beyond supplements: lifestyle activities such as meditation, intermittent fasting are efficacious in increasing serotonin. -Why Dr. Dhanani says: "Epigenetics can disqualify genetics - and I’ve done just that"...1:49:40 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Click here to get $50 off a consult with Dr. Dhanani, along with $400 (instead of $920) for the test and $199/month (instead of $229/month) for the customized supplements. -My DNA testing results -My son River's DNA testing results -My son Terran's DNA testing results -The Carillon resort in Miami -Book: Bioregulatory Medicine: An Innovative Holistic Approach to Self Healing  -Dr. Fritz Albert Popp -Book: Integrative Biophysics: Biophotonics -The Baden Baden medical week conference in Germany -The Biological Medicine/Swiss Healing Retreat Ben is leading in Europe in July -The Mora machine Dr. Dhanani describes -Weber intravenous laser treatments -My podcast episode with Thomas Ingoglia in which we discuss GDF11 mRNA -The Thorne Vitamin D/Vitamin K blend -The Almsbio glutathione Ben and his boys use -The True Cellular Detox heavy metal detox Ben does every year -Book: Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier -Four Sigmatic Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract -The Pilot Pen Night Writing pen that Ben uses Centre for Biological Medicine is offering podcast listeners an opportunity to take charge of their health by offering Youtrients testing and supplements at over 50% discount. Regular testing price is US$920.00, now you can take advantage of the same testing for US$400.00 Along with this, the Centre for Biological Medicine will support your ongoing health by offering consultations to detail the results of the genomic tests to tailor your food intake, lifestyle and supplements to optimum health and wellness. With the genomic test, there is a $50 discount for this consultation, should you choose to proceed. To complete and ensure your optimal on going health, we are also offering monthly supplement subscriptions to all at a $30 discount; regular monthly fee of US$229, now only US$199 per month. These supplements are tailored to your needs, based on the showings of your Youtrients test and are fully discussed during your consultation by our doctors; however, there is no obligation to opt-in for this feature. Episode Sponsors: -Kion The best supplement line on the Internet. Don't believe me? Just ask me, and I'll tell you! Use Kion Lean for support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Organifi The Organifi Green is like a salad in your glass. Use discount code "greenfield" and get 20% off your order! -Joovv Next-Level Light Therapy. See how Joovv can help you reach—and surpass—your health and fitness goals. Order with my link and get a special gift with your order! -Gluten Guardian is what I use to eat gluten without all the negative side effects. Get 10% off your order using my link. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Karim or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Oct 06, 2018
Q&A 390: Is Nicotine Healthy, How Long Does Stem Cell Therapy Last, A New Way To Fast & Much More!
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http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/390 Oct 4, 2018, Q&A Episode 390: Zero Gravity Beds, How Hydrogen-Rich Water Works, Is Nicotine Healthy, and How Long Does Stem Cell Therapy Last? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the button at the bottom of the page (or go to SpeakPipe), or use the Contact button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. News Flashes [00:10:07] These are actually really good tips about how to sit in a chair. In a hurry? Try express weight training…13 minutes or less. Simple method of fasting produces profound body fat and metabolic results - simply delay morning meal by 90 minutes and eat dinner 90 minutes earlier. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:29:44] This podcast is brought to you by: -Blue Apron - Go to blueapron.com/Ben to get your first 3 delicious home-delivered meals for free! -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/onnit and save 10% on your purchase (the discount is built into the link). -Thrive - Go to thrivemarket.com/Ben  to get 25% off your first order at Thrive Market! We suggest grabbing some coconut cream! -Omax - Go to tryomax.com/Ben today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE! Their fish oil has CBD in it - yum! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: – October 14 – 16, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to amplify your life. Registration is now open, secure your spot here. – October 11 – 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat, Napa, California. Runga is going to Napa! Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We’ve rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America– Napa Valley. We’ve thought of everything that you could possibly need to gently “press the reboot button” on your body and completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength, and spirit. Join the waitlist! – October 20, 2018: Toyota Park Stadium Sprint, Bridgeview IL. For the first time, Spartans will run through the home of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, a Major League Soccer team and the Chicago Red Stars, a National Women’s Soccer League team.  Register here! – November 2 – 4, 2018: Live It To Lead It Health Centers of the Future Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada. Create the life you want, the marriage you want, the family you want—all fueled by a practice that radically changes the lives of your patients. this three-day event, you’ll learn the latest medical discoveries in cellular health, get a marketing plan for scaling your practice and find ways to build residual passive income. Join me! – November 10 - 11, 2018: Fenway Park Stadium Sprint, Boston MA. Spartans are invited to participate in the Fenway Sprint over two days, November 10th and 11th. Gain unprecedented access to previously closed off areas of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. Join me! – November 13, 2018: New York City, NY. Join me in Chef Bouley's Test Kitchen for “The Ultimate Anti-Aging Diet – The Perfect Foods To Eat Your Way To Longevity”. Get your ticket here! – December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. – December 13-15, 2018: World Congress 2018 Hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada. If you attend any conference this year, make it the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s 26th Annual World Congress. The fact is, in an era of andropause, low drive and deteriorating men's health, it's shocking that both practitioners and the public aren't aware of ancestral wisdom and modern scientific and medical tactics that can be used to optimize male physiology. It's time that changed, and I'll be teaching exactly how to make men, men again. Join me! – April 6-7, 2019: FitCon Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. FitCon® encourages everyone to Find Their Fit. It does not matter whether it is powerlifting, Crossfit, bodybuilding, roller derby, or even axe throwing. Be sure to visit the Kion booth in the expo! -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:20:15] -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [00:39:50] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Zero Gravity Beds [00:39:59] John says: Several mattress companies promote these zero gravity beds. Do zero gravity beds (or incline beds) improve sleep quality or impact muscles in any way? Also, can unplugging these beds remove the electricity to improve sleep? In my response, I recommend: -Normatec Boots -Zero Gravity G-Force Beds -Ghost Bed -Intellibed -My podcast with PulseCenters -Dirty electricity filters How Hydrogen-Rich Water Works [00:50:27] Andrew says: After your recent podcasts and the hydrogen water generator giveaway, I have become really interested in hydrogen water. In your podcast with Tyler Lebaron, you mentioned that hydrogen water's antioxidant effect does not blunt the hormetic response of exercise. Can you explain a little bit more of what you mean by that? Would hydrogen water counteract adaptation to muscle growth or endurance training? In my response, I recommend: -My podcast with Tyler Lebaron on Hydrogen-Rich Water -Trusii tabs and Trusii hydrogen water generator -Kangen countertop water ionizer -H2Bev molecular hydrogen drink (use code: BEN for 10% discount) -HRW molecular hydrogen drink – use code: GREENFIELD to get a free promo package with your first purchase of the tablets, including a ‘to go' stainless steel double walled gasketed vacuum bottle, a branded phone back ring and a branded USB, value $30! Is Nicotine Healthy [00:57:51] Gabe says: In the last year I have gone from cigarettes, to vaping, to patches, and most recently have been using non-tobacco nicotine patches. I was wondering your opinion on using those and using nicotine in general. Is it all good, or all bad? When should it be used or not used? In my response, I recommend: -Nicotine toothpicks I use -Nicotine gum I chew -Nicotine lozenges (Niquitin) -Nicotine Spray How Long Does Stem Cell Therapy Last? [01:09:39] Scott says: I have a question on Stem Cell Therapy. Is the treatment a permanent or temporary effect? It seems to me that it would be permanent since you are essentially rolling back the clock on the cells. But at the end of your podcast with Dr. Adelson, he said that people often come back to him in a few years - which makes it seem temporary. Can you clear this up? In my response, I recommend: -My stem cell podcast with Dr. Harry Adelson -Dr. Harry Adelson's clinic -US Stem Cell Clinic Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!  
Oct 04, 2018
A Deep Dive Into How To Interpret The Results Of Your Blood Testing - Ben Greenfield Reveals & Walks You Through His Laboratory Results From WellnessFX.
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“How can I optimize my health and longevity?” “How can I live a long time and feel good doing it?” “What supplements should I take for peak performance?” “What should my ideal diet look like?” Honestly, without any data about your blood and biomarkers, you have no idea. This is because unless you know what your blood looks like under a microscope, there is no way for you to identify with 100% confidence what steps you should take to eat the right diet, to take the right supplements, to protect your health, to enhance your well-being, to perform at peak capacity, and perhaps most importantly, to live as long as possible with as high a quality of life as possible. Enter blood testing. Blood testing is the most important step you can take to identify and prevent life-threatening diseases before they happen to you. With your blood test results in hand, you can catch critical issues in your body before they manifest as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or worse. Knowledge of exactly what is going on inside your body empowers you to implement a science-based disease-prevention program that can literally add decades of healthy years to your life. And if your goal is to not only stop disease, but to also perform at your peak physical and cognitive capacity, blood testing is absolutely crucial for identifying which diet, which supplements and which lifestyle steps you should take to optimize your specific and unique health parameters. But sadly, most annual medical check-ups that the average physician orders are simply routine, old-school blood tests that don't even test for the most important markers of disease risk, and that are simply designed to make sure you're “not dying”. They aren't designed to optimize longevity or to ensure your body is completely primed to perform at peak capacity. What most people don't realize is that you can skip your physician and simply manage the entire process for getting your blood work done yourself. And if you want to test absolutely every little thing that affects your organs, your energy, your hormones, your health and your longevity, then you've found the ultimate answer. I worked closely with WellnessFX, America's top laboratory for concierge blood testing and online access to all your blood testing results, to develop the Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Men and Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Women, which is the most complete blood testing package for men that money can buy.  This is by far the most comprehensive blood testing package I recommend and is designed for the high performer, biohacker or anti-aging enthusiast who wants access to the same type of executive health panel and screening that would normally cost tens of thousands of dollars at a longevity institute. The panel I discuss in today's podcast dives deep into overall metabolic functioning for optimal long-term health and longevity, and includes thyroid function, stress response, blood glucose regulation, sex hormone balance, heavy metals, inflammation, organs of detoxification (liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and lungs), proteins, electrolytes, blood oxygen and nutrient delivery, immune system status, vitamin D status and much, much more, including: 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D Apolipoprotein A-1 Apolipoprotein B Blood Lead Blood Mercury Cardio IQ Lipoprotein Fractionation Ion Mobility Complete Blood Count w/ differential Complete Metabolic Panel Copper Cortisol Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate Ferritin, serum Fibrinogen Folate Free Fatty Acids Hemoglobin A1c Homocysteine High-sensitivity C-reactive protein IGF-1 (Growth hormone surrogate) Insulin Iron, TIBC Lipid Panel Lipoprotein (a) Luteinizing Hormone Omega 3 Fatty Acids RBC Magnesium Reverse T-3 Selenium SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) T-3 Total T-3 Uptake T-4 (Thyroxine) T-3 Free T-4 Free Testosterone + Free Testosterone Thiamine Thyroglobulin Antibodies Thyroid Peroxidase AB TSH Uric Acid Vitamin A Vitamin B12 Zinc Estradiol As you can see, I've held nothing back and covered all bases with this customized blood panel. You will not find a test this comprehensive anywhere else, guaranteed. From identifying disease to optimizing longevity and anti-aging to maximizing performance, this test gives you absolutely everything you need. During this podcast, in which I cover my own results from my recent longevity panel, you'll discover: My own process of testing my blood. I had 19 tubes of blood drawn; you typically have 3-5 tubes drawn in a blood test. My motivation: What if you want the same type of blood test that would be tens of thousands of dollars at a longevity center? I wanted to advise myself with more precision than typical blood tests such as TSH. I designed a package with Wellness FX, for men and women. I do this on a quarterly basis; although once a year (or once per life) is sufficient for most people. First thing you see on the report: cardiovascular health. Basic lipid panel. Risk factors: Red (high caution); orange (pay attention); green (good to go). A lot of red doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing; all green doesn't necessarily mean all good either. My total cholesterol is red: 267. High cholesterol isn't a risk factor; it's when it becomes oxidized. My HDL levels are through the roof: 151. High level of HDL could mean your body is carrying a lot of metabolites to the liver due to constant inflammation. I tested all my inflammations, all very low. Question to ask: are you a lean mass hyper responder? Could have a higher LDLP particle count. High HDL, inflammation is low, not of concern. High cholesterol and high inflammation, be concerned. Below lipid panel you'll see LDL particles. I use the Thorne multivitamin. The chlorogenic acid you find in artichoke extract is efficacious in lowering APOB My peak LDL size has been climbing; ideally I want it above 222 1/2. My LDL particle count is actually low. Small low density lipoprotein low compared to peak LDL size. Overall I'm happy with my results. Look for increase in the size of my LDL particles. “How can I live a long time and feel good doing it?” Free fatty acids associated with diabetes and heart disease. Omega Index: two different fatty acids in your red blood cells. Arachidonic acid levels are normal; I feel like I could step up my Omega 6 fatty acid intake. (Sprinkle hemp seeds on your salad.) Metabolic health: Risk factors for diabetes and insulin resistance. You want your insulin levels relatively low. Wellness FX will give suggestions on how to lower insulin levels. My blood glucose level wasn't concerning, but a bit higher than normal. Homa IR score: Takes both glucose and insulin levels into account. A ratio of glucose vs. insulin. Thyroid health: You typically see only TSH. Mine has much more... My antibodies to thyroid are very low. Reverse T3 is very low; not concerned about stress. Free thyroxin index is normal. Thyroid peroxidase is a target of antibodies. I have low T3, T4, both total and free. My natural weight is 190-195; my actual weight is 175. I rarely eat until I'm full. Metabolic hormones: IGF is a bit low; I'll take colostrum for this. Cortisol: It's at 24; I want it between 2-20. If it's elevated on one snapshot, consider testing again. Cortisol metabolites. Dutch test for hormones. (link needed) Liver and Kidneys: High levels of creatinine; if you exercise prior to a lab test, the creatinine will be elevated. Blood urea nitrogen elevated. Forms when proteins break down. Elevates when people are a) dehydrated or b) exercised the day prior to the test. My liver values are of concern. ALT when elevated mildly not of concern; mine have raised each of the last 3 tests. Foods that are good for the liver. “What supplements should I take for peak performance?” Milk thistle Holy basil Dandelion root Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I may fall into this category. Metabolism Reset Diet by Dr. Allen Christianson (link needed) Something I do to sleep on int'l flights: an edible of marijuana. Metabolized by the liver; could have contributed to my high levels. Electrolytes Looking at Co2 and chloride levels. My Co2 has dropped. Bone health: More Vitamin D is not better; Above 80 you have increased risk of mortality. If calcium is abnormal, can be caused by abnormal albumin. The blood: You have two components of your blood: cellular (red, white, platelets) and liquid (plasma). My mean platelet volume is okay. My white blood cell count looks great. Either too little or too much can lead to mortality. Red blood cells: Look great. I spend time in the sauna which is great for blood production. My iron levels are fine. An extra steak or two per week wouldn't kill me. Floradix (link) Vitamins and minerals: Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis. When folate is high, it could mean using a lousy multivitamin. Vitamin B12 is required for proper nerve function; mine is through the roof. Vitamin A is in perfect amount. Red blood cell magnesium the most precise way to measure magnesium in cells. Copper needed in trace amounts. Zinc important for nails, DNA synthesis, chronic disease management; too much causes bad breath, excessive sweating. Black ant extract is great for zinc. Resources from this episode: [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Lab-Results-WellnessFX.pdf" title="Ben Greenfield Lab Results – WellnessFX"] -Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Men -Longevity Blood Testing Panel For Women -Click here for a 20 to 60-minute consulting session with Ben to review your own results -The Ultimate Guide To Self-Quantification – How To Test, Track & Interpret Blood, Saliva, Urine, Hair & Poop. -RebelDesk standing desk -Focal Upright Mogo Stool -Are You A Lean Mass Hyperresponder? -Thorne Multi -Almsbio Glutathione with Q10 -Kion Flex -Kion Colostrum -DUTCH Test for Hormones -JOOVV -Top testosterone hacks article -LiveO2 exercise advice -Iron Bisyglycinate -Floradix -Qualia Mind -Black Ant Extract -Swiss Healing Retreat - Detox with Ben Greenfield -Radical Metabolism by Anne Louise Gittleman -The Metabolism Reset Diet by Alan Christianson Episode sponsors: -Onnit Supplements are the foundation of total human optimization. I highly recommend their toothpaste! Use my link and get 10% off your order. -Kion Serum Give the middle finger to aging. Use Kion Serum anywhere you’d like more vibrant, youthful skin and hair.   -Aaptiv It’s like having a personal trainer in your pocket. Inspiring music, inspiring trainers guiding your through your workout. Use my link and get 30% off a new membership. -Jet Pack Reclaim your inner-warrior. Have more energy. Boost your libido. Jet Pack is like a cup of coffee for your crotch. Enter code “ben” and get yourself 15% off your order at checkout. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about these lab results? Leave your comments below and I'll reply ASAP!
Sep 29, 2018
The Official Edgy, Explicit & Epic Podcast With Me & The MindPump Crew: Longevity, Religion, Parenting, Biohacking, The Joe Rogan Debates, Snake Oil, Pseudoscience & Beyond.
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Warning: today's podcast episode gets a bit...well edgy - even explicit. See, every so often, I get together with my fellow fitness-freak podcasting friends - the good fellas from the MindPump studios - and we take a rather rough around the edges, occasionally drug or alcohol infused, definitely entertaining and edgy foray into longevity to life to religion to parenting to biohacking and beyond. These always turn out to be incredibly popular podcast episodes, and this one promises to be just that. The hosts of Mindpump claim to “pull back the curtain on the mythology, snake oil and pseudo-science that pervades the fitness industry and present science-backed solutions that result in increased muscular development and performance while simultaneously emphasizing health.” T ake a gander at these fellas…as they seem to have the body composition and transformation equation pretty well figured out. They include… Sal DiStefano. Sal was 14 years old when he touched his first weight and from that moment he was hooked. Growing up asthmatic, frequently sick and painfully skinny, Sal saw weightlifting as a way to change his body and his self-image. In the beginning, Sal’s body responded quickly to his training but then his gains slowed and then stopped altogether. Not one to give up easily, he began reading every muscle building publication he could get his hands on to find ways to bust through his plateau. He read Arnold’s Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding, Mentzer’s Heavy Duty, Kubrick’s Dinosaur Training, and every muscle magazine he could find; Weider’s Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Iron Man and even Muscle Media 2000. Each time he read about a new technique or methodology he would test it out in the gym. At age 18 his passion for the art and science of resistance training was so consuming that he decided to make it his profession and become a personal trainer. By 19 he was managing health clubs and by 22 he owned his own gym. After 17 years as a personal trainer he has dedicated himself to bringing science and TRUTH to the fitness industry.   Adam Schafer is a IFBB men’s physique Pro and fitness expert. Adam made his entrance into the fitness world 14 years ago and has continued to send shock waves throughout the community ever since. He is a man of many talents who wears many hats. He is first and foremost a certified fitness expert who has an insatiable desire to help people in need of major lifestyle changes and daily accountable motivation. He is also incredibly driven entrepreneur and business minded individual with a vision that continually challenges his colleagues and peers to think bigger and achieve more.        Justin Andrews has an incredible passion to disrupt the personal training industry and create ground breaking programs and tools that fitness professionals and clients alike can benefit from. The fitness industry in general needs a massive face lift to speak more to the generation growing up with a more advanced technology tool kit. Justin’s approach is to create programs that utilize technology as it advances and cut through the millions of options people face everyday when seeking specific information relating to their fitness needs. The great thing about where we are today is how easy it is to access information, the bad part about accessing all this information is how much misinformation is out there to weed through. As a health and fitness professional with a proven track record here in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Justin Andrews will keep working tirelessly to keep people educated and connected to quality personal trainers long into the future.    Doug Egge received his first gym membership as a gift from his dad when he was 16 years old. Rocky III had just come out and he was determined to build a body like Stallone. It never happened. Despite following the advice of muscle magazines and busting his butt in the gym, Doug saw minimal gains over the next 30 years. Then he was introduced to Sal Di Stefano by his chiropractor who recommended he work with Sal to eliminate muscle imbalances that were causing lower back issues. Sal’s unique approach, often 180 degrees different from what Doug had read in books and magazines, produced more results in a matter of months than he had experienced in the 30 years prior. Doug with an extensive marketing and media production background, recognized Sal’s unique gift and perspective was missing from the fitness world and suggested that they should join forces. Doug and Sal have since produced life-altering programs such as the No BS 6-Pack Formula and MAPS Anabolic. Doug is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Adam and Justin as Producer of MindPump. In this epic 2+ hour conversation with the MindPump guys, you'll discover: -Health hazards of the new nicotine vapor pens...7:40 Hyper-concentrated amounts of THC. Nearly 100% There's such thing as too much of a good thing (essential oils) St. John's wort an anti-depressant; put it in vodka for 4 weeks, then strain it. -Observation: as humans have manipulated nature, all of a sudden we have a bunch of diseases to worry about...10:45 Two beliefs: creationism vs. evolutionism. Means of concentrating elements have changed. -Synthetic THC, gravity bombs, etc...13:45 A kid took two hits and lost his mind; scary thing to watch. Deaths associated with synthetic cannabinoids It's impossible to kill yourself with real cannabis You want a total plant extract; CBD provides benefits but works better with other cannabinoids present. Actually grows new brain cells. -Oversaturation of cannabis-related products in the marketplace...17:00 If you use a lot of it, you could be getting your body to produce less natural cannabinoids. CBD protein, pre-workout, products. Ben has a high tolerance for stimulants like coffee and caffeine due to his upbringing. Varying reactions to caffeine/CBD combinations. Don't take grapefruit with medication. -How I and my kids are increasing our levels of BDNF, which are naturally low...22:05 Drinking lion's mane tea; using the sauna 3x/week. Side effects of low levels of BDNF. Not enough Vitamin D Not optimal cognitive ability The ins and outs of "smart drugs." I'm not as into them as I once was. -What it was like to start a supplement company, and a progress report 1 year into it...27:30 Began with just a few supplements: Serum, Flex, etc. I don't want to be "the face" of the company. I want the products to stand for themselves. I'm behind the scenes, formulating the supplements. We partner with some companies, like Thorne. Their labels contain the Kion logo.  The process from idea to opening the company...  Took around 2 1/2 years. We follow books like Traction, and Rocket Fuel, EO Systems.  I formulate supplements because I want it, and figure there are others that need it too. Kion headquarters are in Boulder, CO; we use Slack and Voxer to operate remotely. Best selling product is the Clean Energy Bar. Rather than focus on "long tail" concepts, I focus on specific pain points: sleep, longevity, joints, etc. We want people to have just a few supplements in their cupboard. You have to create a high number of SKU's, OR have a huge following in one specific area. -The financial investments and human labor that went into founding Kion...41:30 Initial investment: $100k from a friend, who is an investment partner. I invest in a lot of nutrition, fitness, bone broth, etc. companies. Kion has a board of 5 business-savvy members. Everything else I've financed personally. We're in the green less than a year into it. Same growth curve as companies that have been around for 3+ years. Due to existing traction from the podcast, email list, etc. Relationship capital is HUGE. It's not about cold calling... I have a spreadsheet that's a virtual rolodex of influencers Address to send free product Ask them to share on social media Relationships make it easy to decide who to listen to, what products to promote, etc. Having assistants who make our schedule is actually far less stressful than feeling like we're in control of everything. I've successfully built my business hiring experts who can focus on just one particular element of the business. i.e. scheduling, podcasts, etc. (H/T to Gary Keller's The One Thing.) It's futile to build a huge following on social media and promoting products. Although it's a temporary success, what do you really have to be proud of? It's an unsustainable business model. I'm more concerned with creating a legacy with Kion, my books, podcast, etc. -The risk in terms of your own sanity in being consumed with your appearance...55:00 Look at celebrities using botox, plastic surgery. The body changes, ages. You realize money isn't that important. Focus on building YOU, rather than your image. No one on their death bed wishes they made more money. They wish they had more family time, practicing spirituality: meditation, gratitude, connecting with a higher power. There's a lot to be gained by abstaining from certain comforts of life. Delayed gratification. How do you want to be remembered? What legacy do you want to build? -Balancing scientific truth and spiritual truth...1:04:00 Light is the first thing created. Research has shown that the primary way in which cells communicate is via biophotonic signaling. There's a reason I'm not paleo... The first people were gardeners; EVERYTHING was good. Science itself eliminates the idea that you can have only science and no moral code. We have a built-in morality that some scientists claim to disprove. -What kinds of things do people hire me for? How to exercise and stay in shape for leisure activities and meet business demands. Blood and biomarker interpretation. Create meal plans based on their own lifestyle. I'm the CEO of their health. Consult with pro sports teams: Miami Heat. Optimize light HEPA air filters Micro adjustments that take a team from good to great. Mostly for personal health reasons, rather than outperforming competitors. -Things I do to mitigate jet lag...1:25:45 Circadian cues: light, movement, food. Get into natural light ASAP; block LED lights. Avoid eating on the airplane as much as possible. Recommend macadamia nuts, gum, stevia, electrolyte tablets. Wait until the first regular time to eat a meal. Ex. You land at 2 am, wait until normal breakfast time to eat. DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST! Mimic your movements in the new location, i.e. exercise time. Look for a park; walk in your bare feet. Find a sauna and pool. The Last Resource You'll Ever Need on Sleep. -The newest science in anti-aging and longevity research...1:36:30 Calorie restriction memetics Resveratrol, Astragalus Using fasting to build muscle mass. Interval training. When you drop your calories, your metabolism adjusts. Staggered fasting helps mitigate that adjustment. NAD precursors: Tru Niagen, NiaCel, nicotinamide riboside (NR) My podcast with Dr. Charles Brenner Primary signaling molecules in our body are free radicals. Fecal transplants. -What are some things I've eliminated from my protocol?...1:58:52 Theacrine CBD for energy Probiotics -Whether I've ever experimented with my cholesterol levels for strength increases...2:04:34 Is any increase in strength because of fat-soluble vitamins, or because it's an increase in cholesterol? I try to keep my total cholesterol above 200. -The significance of consuming the RIGHT minerals into your diet...2:08:30 Your body needs to be rich in minerals in order to respond to light signals. Drink salt water vs. tap water. Celtic salt is higher than other types of salt. Why a couple of dill kosher pickles relieves a headache. On a quarterly basis, I test for hydroxy vitamin D, calcium, red blood cell magnesium, CO2, chloride levels. I pay the most attention to chloride levels and magnesium. Cramping during exercise is rarely due to mineral depletion or dehydration. Due to an alpha motor neuron reflex. To reverse this cramp, taste something incredibly salty or incredibly spicy. The taste causes a motor neuron reflex and relieves the cramp. -My reaction to being labeled the “pseudoscience guy”...2:20:30 Religion and spirituality are very difficult to prove. Some things such as cells communicating via biophotonics light signaling have been proven since the 1700's; it's just not common knowledge. People are afraid of it, or it disrupts the status quo. There's a certain amount of "industry manipulation" on the information we receive. -My opinion on the upcoming debates between Layne Norton/Dominic D'Agostino and Chris Kresser/Joel Kahn on the Joe Rogan Podcast...2:27:30 Resources mentioned in this episode: -The MAPS training plans designed by the MindPump crew for fat loss, muscle gain, mobility, sports performance and more. -My previous 3 podcasts with the MindPump guys: The Mysterious Kuwait Muscle-Building Phenomenon, The Too-Much-Protein Myth, Anabolic Triggering Sessions & More With The MindPump Podcast Crew. The Mysterious Micro-Workouts, Turning On Your Butt, Overdosing With Melatonin & More With The MindPump Guys Six-Egg Breakfasts, Ketosis For Bodybuilders, Resetting Weed Tolerance, Kratom Experimentation & Much More With The Mindpump Guys! -Kion Flex -Kion Colostrum -Book: Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday -Book: The Art of Manliness -Own the Day by Aubrey Marcus -Pau D' Arco Bark Tea -Hello Ned -15% off first purchase -Four Sigmatic -Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) -Thorne Supplements -WellnessFX Lab Testing -Article: The Big Problem With Gyms & Why You Need to Exercise Outdoors -Book: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi -Website: The Art of Manliness | Men's Interests and Lifestyle -Book: Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan -Joovv -State of the Art Led Circadian Lighting Systems -Molecular Hydrogen Institute -Book: Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life by Ben Greenfield -The Last Resource On Sleep You’ll Ever Need: Ben Greenfield’s Ultimate Guide To Napping, Jet Lag, Sleep Cycles, Insomnia, Sleep Food, Sleep Supplements, Exercise Before Bed & Much, Much More! -Vuori Clothing -Mind Pump Ep. 865: Stan Efferding -Video:  How to Convert NR into NAD for Mitochondrial Health and Longevity -Helminthic therapy Episode Sponsors: -Kion Tian Chi Brighten your mind. 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Sep 27, 2018
Shining Laser Lights On Your Balls & Beyond: Photobiomodulation 101 - How To Use Near Infrared & Red Light For Collagen, Thyroid, Muscle, Skin & More.
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For some reason, I've gotten a reputation as a guy who "shines light on his balls". Perhaps it was this Men's Health magazine article, in which I discuss a form of light therapy called "photobiomodulation" as a way for guys to increase sexual performance, sperm count and testosterone. Or perhaps it's because I've described on multiple podcasts how I pull down my pants for 20-30 minutes a day while I'm at my desk, and "bathe my balls" in red and near-infrared light, using a device called a "Joovv". Turns out the benefits of photobiomodulation go far beyond your nether regions. Heck, this recent study even hinted at the fact that perhaps it should actually be banned as an illegal performance-enhancing drug! On today's podcast, I discuss photobiomodulation ins and outs with two experts in the field: Justin Strahan and Scott Nelson. Not just any man can take his wife's dream and make it a reality. This is just one of the reasons why Justin is so special. Justin's affinity for process and extreme attention to detail is why we are lucky to have him as head of R&D. The two words we would to describe Justin are intuitive and thorough. Prior to inventing and developing the Joovv, he spent his career as an engineer managing design and development teams. He also has six children, and can apparently play drums and trumpet like it's nobody's business.   Scott is the impetus, power, and energy that set Joovv in motion. As head of commercialization, his ability to metabolize information quickly makes him an irreplaceable asset. The two words we would use to describe Scott are efficient and personable. Prior to cofounding Joovv, he spent his entire professional career in leadership positions with some of the largest medical device companies in the world, including Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard.   During our discussion, you'll discover: -The intriguing history of photobiomodulation (PBM) and the JOOVV light...11:11 All types of health benefits from a wide range of wavelengths. Sunlight is optimal Red (600-670 nanometers); near infrared (800-880 nanometers) Visible Red light is considered near infrared. Far infrared is useful for heating tissue (over 3000 nanometers); you can't see it. Comparing research between red and near-infrared light.  Original PBM devices were lasers. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) Difference between LED and lasers: light source itself. Laser is a specific wavelength. LED is tight range, but not a coherent beam. Photo medicine is still a niche field. Most older academics say that it's based on laser therapy, younger professionals say with newer LED light, you can deliver the same level of intensity over a much broader treatment area. How is LED light different from sunlight? Americans spend around 93% of their lifetime indoors due to their work and lifestyle. PBM harnesses specific wavelengths; restores healthy function to offset stressors such as wifi, bluetooth, etc. It's similar to supplementing our diets with a smoothie or multivitamin. It doesn't contain the UVA or UVB, blue light, etc. -The compelling research behind phototherapy for everything from testosterone to collagen to thyroid to muscular recovery and beyond...21:00  Wide-ranging benefits: skin health, muscle recovery, thyroid function. Supported by over 3,000 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Over 200 placebo-controlled trials. Restores natural skin health. Red light is studied for skin health; near infrared often used for joint pain studies. Are JOOVV lights effective for controlling acne? The effect of red lights on the eyes. Will it damage your eyes to stare at a JOOVV, or will it even help them? Proven to help degenerative eyes. Near-infrared a bit more comfortable to the eye. Begin treatment with eyes closed; then open eyes if you feel comfortable. JOOVV elite allows you to use only near-infrared light. JOOVV devices are registered with the FDA, Class 2. How red and infrared light affects collagen production. It increases collagen production, helps restore joint health. Copper and green light have been shown to enhance benefits of light therapy. Can PBM mitigate circadian rhythm or exposure to artificial light? Sun gets a "bad rap"; unfairly associated with skin cancer. Studies prove that red/infrared light increase levels of melatonin. -Is PBM effective in attaining weight loss?...41:30 Not necessarily weight loss, but there is a "slimming effect". Some studies have shown that red light helps in increasing metabolism. Red light has been shown to mitigate the effects of sleep deprivation.  -Why PBM is now under consideration for classification as a "performance enhancing drug"...41:30 Meta-analysis claimed that red light builds up muscle tissue. Near-infrared waves have had a profound impact. -How PBM affects stem cells...49:30 -The effect of using PBM on your neck for thyroid issues...51:30 -The optimal amount of PBM to which you should expose yourself per day...54:23 It's difficult to test the power output of a device. There are many variables that affect the amount of PBM a device is able to put out. Ensure you purchase your device from a reliable, trusted company. JOOVV is ~100 milowatts per sq. cm. Recommended 10-minute treatment about 6" away from the device. -The differences and benefits of continuous wave vs pulsed frequencies...1:01:20 Pulsed means the light turns on and off very rapidly. A bit of ambiguity on the results of pulsed; continuous wave is tried and true. Sunlight is considered to be a continuous wave light. -Whether the JOOVV produces much EMF or flicker, and if you can actually look at the light without eye damage...1:03:07 Household LED lighting is different from PBM. JOOVV lights have AC/DC built in. JOOVV lights mitigate "dirty electricity."  Newer devices are even more effective. -What kind of things you can combine with photobiomodulation to enhance the effects...1:10:30 Be well hydrated, preferably structured with minerals. Green tea extract on the skin. -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Biomat mini -Vielight -Alitura Clay Mask -PulseCenters PEMF -Swannies clear lens blue light blocking glasses -The structured water filter Ben uses -4th Phase Of Water Book by Gerald Pollack Episode Sponsors -Kion Colostrum Nature’s “first food” that supports immunity, GI function, athletic recovery, and more. -Kettle and Fire Support skin, joint, and gut health with bone broth & Soups. Use my link and get a 15% discount off your order! -Vuori is built to move and sweat in, yet designed with a West Coast aesthetic that transitions effortlessly into everyday life. Get 25% off any of their clothing using discount code "ben25". -Organifi Try their Red Juice: A “Tart-Sweet” Custom Brew With The HOTTEST Fat Melting And “Skin-Firming” Superfoods In The World. Use discount code "greenfield" and get 20% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Scott, Justin or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Sep 22, 2018
Biohacking Alzheimers, Age Reversal, Young Blood, Stem Cells, Exosomes & More!
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You've no doubt heard of it by now... In an attempt to live longer, some anti-aging enthusiasts are getting themselves injected with the blood of young humans, via a process deemed: plasmaphoresis. This podcast is about several age reversal therapies. It's also about biohacking Alzheimers. It's about all these therapies (senolytics, exosomes, gdf-11, etc) that scientists have been talking about for age reversal. The podcast is about biological aging clocks and biomarkers to measure them. You'll learn about ways that you can biohack Alzheimer's disease, how to measure your biological age, how to reverse aging, what the biggest obstacle to age reversal is, how to get more involved in the anti-aging community and more. About the Guests Mark Urdahl, is a technology entrepreneur from the Silicon Valley.  He has numerous patents and has worked in big data.  He began his career at IBM's medical instruments subsidiary that pioneered plasmaphoresis.  Mark founded the Youngblood Institute to advance new uses for well established therapeutic plasma exchange therapies which have recently evidenced a previously undocumented potential to rejuvenate the body's own stem cells, restore aging immune systems, and prevent the onset of many age-related disease condition, so that we might live healthy as we age and ultimately live longer lives.     Tom Ingloglia first appeared on this podcast in the episode "The Next Big Anti-Aging Drug: Everything You Need To Know About “NAD”."  As you learn in that episode, Tom is a private investor with a master’s degree in finance. In the midst of trading, investing in technology and developing real estate in Costa Rica, Tom became very sick. He was initially prescribed antibiotics, suffered from an adverse reaction and was told that he’d have stomach problems for the rest of his life. In the years that followed, Tom also developed severe food allergies. His symptoms worsened, and he next began dealing with insomnia, anxiety, muscle pain, tendinopathies, joint pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, altered and clouded cognition and headaches. He finally had a mental breakdown in 2008. After a prolonged period of taking antibiotics, Tom began experiencing tendonitis throughout his fingers, hands, wrists and ankles and feet, so he started taking pain medications to relieve this pain. He had to give up his career in trading because his sole focus for the next eight years would be on finding a cure to his growing symptoms. His life consisted of working with physical therapists, going to the gym, going to new doctors, and trying new foods to see if it would help. Throughout Tom’s eight-year battle, he was prescribed consistently and persistently more medication. For six years, he was taking excessive amounts of Hydrocodone and Tramadol every day. Tom became obsessed with researching symptoms and treatments, and learned about the NAD+ treatment. He visited a clinic, and on Day 7 of his treatment, “It hit me. I started feeling better. I felt amazing. There was a calm that came over me. I felt safe. I just had no cravings for drugs or pain meds. There was no need for them. I just didn’t have the excruciating pain that I had before. I felt eight years of pain melting away.” Tom has nearly fully recovered, using related treatments to NAD+, and has engaged two cofounders to assist him in building out a facility to help bring this treatment to others in similar situations. In my conversation with Mark and Tom, you'll discover: -The history of The Young Blood Institute and how "heterochronic plasma exchange" works...16:00 Heterochronic plasma means simply removing old plasma and replacing it with "young" plasma. Others are experimenting with this concept. What Mark does is different from a plasma "infusion." Plasma is approximately half of our blood volume.  Mark began with IBM Biomedical Systems, who had invented what we now call the "blood cell processor." -The intricate means of testing used on mice...22:15 Basically creating "siamese twins" with mice by stitching them together. Similar procedures have been conducted on humans for over 50 years. Mark wanted to recruit the best medical professionals to the Young Blood Institute. Many of them have been doing it for 30-40 years. -What, if any, are the risks of these plasma exchanges...29:10 Roughly a 4% risk of a transfusion reaction, which is akin to what you might experience donating blood. One of the safer procedures in the medical field today. You go through 6 exchanges as part of a protocol. -The network of doctors that Mark and Tom have built to do a plasma exchange...32:42 There are medical professionals all over the U.S. that can do the procedure. Submit an inquiry on the Young Blood Institute website to find a doctor that is near you. -What anti-aging biomarkers Mark is tracking at the Young Blood Institute...34:51 They have more technology testing capability than Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Harvard combined. Key technology: time of flight mass cytometry. Single cell proteionomics. They are trying to develop early detection biomarkers that enables them to prevent the onset of diseases before they become significant. -The lowest hanging fruit for people to track...46:15 The YBI's concern is the function of the body, rather than the age. Your cells are not aware of your "age". -What a biological aging clock is...50:20 Zymo is a lab that has worked with Steven Horvath. Zymo DNA Methylation Aging Clock Looked at DNA, and seen a pattern from methyl groups attached to certain parts of the genome. -How can we track biological aging, or slow down our biological aging clock?...52:30 Inflammatory markers, heart age, brain age, lung age, skin elasticity. -The anti-aging booth that Mark and Tom will be operating at a conference called RAAD Fest...54:45 Revolution Against Aging and Death Want to have a contest where people calculate their age, and track their progress. Mark and Tom have one of the largest booths at the conference. -Whether NAD actually gets absorbed into a cell via injections or IV...1:00:30 How does Ben feel with an injection? Answer: Incredible. Tom doesn't recommend the injection due to the level of discomfort. -Why compounded formulas such as glutathione and Vitamin B could be taken off the market soon...1:07:30 There's a review similar to a court hearing, where people argue for and against glutathione. Taken off the market for compounding pharmacies. Tom "has his own reasons" for why this could be deemed unsafe. Core problem: the vitamins don't have any intellectual property. Could affect the costs of healthcare. -How to use technologies such as Vielight and exosomes to address Alzheimer's...1:14:30 Alzheimers is a $500 billion industry; the 6th leading cause of death. A Vielight is basically a laser light for your nose and head; photobiomodulation on your skull. -What GDF11 mRNA is and how it works to improve hearing, smell and sight...1:25:30 GDF11 is a DNA repair molecule; makes stem cells active again. Patients see improvements in sex drive, vision, smell, hearing, etc. Legal hurdles to being able to administer it. "Unofficial" results are very positive. -How senolytics works as a therapy for aging and Alzheimer's, and the importance of quercetin and tocotrienols...1:33:45 Describes small molecules that lead to the death of "zombie" cells that don't help the rest of your body. Life Extension article "Natural Compounds that Remove Aging Cells" -And much more... Resources from this episode:  -The NAD Treatment Center -NAD conference -Brain Research Center -The Revolutionary RX Podcast -Beyond NAD Conference - Use discount code "BenlovesNAD" at check out -Connexin 43 hemi channels mediate Ca2+-regulated transmembrane NAD+ fluxes in intact cells -3T3 L1 Cell Line from mouse -PRESERVING PATIENT ACCESS TO COMPOUNDED MEDICATIONS H.R. 2871 -Bulk Drug Substances Nominated for Use in Compounding Under Section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act -Forecasting the global burden of Alzheimer’s disease -Nicotinamide riboside restores cognition through an upregulation of proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator 1α regulated β-secretase 1 degradation and mitochondrial gene expression in Alzheimer’s mouse models -Activation of SIRT3 by the NAD⁺ precursor nicotinamide riboside protects from noise-induced hearing loss. -Nicotinamide restores cognition in AD transgenic mice via a mechanism involving sirtuin inhibition and selective reduction of Thr231-phosphotau -Dr Nady Braidy -Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics -The Bredesen Protocol -Book:  The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dr. Dale Bredesen -The Vielight -Exosomes Podcast: The Single, Most Comprehensive Stem Cell Procedure Known To Humankind: How A "Full Body Stem Cell & Exosome Makeover" Works. -Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells derived extracellular vesicles can safely ameliorate the progression of chronic kidney diseases -Restoring systemic GDF11 levels reverses age-related dysfunction in mouse skeletal muscle. -Steve Perry's GDF11 Presentation at RAADFest 2017 -Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for 1st time in Alzheimer's -Tau protein aggregation is associated with cellular senescence in the brain -Quercetin and Tocotrienols - 500-800mg Quercetin and 150mg tocotrienols per day for 3 months -New study on whether NAD is absorbed into cell via IV Episode Sponsors: -Kion Aminos Whether you’re looking to stimulate faster muscle growth, recover more rapidly from exercise, become more resistant to fatigue during a grueling workout, or just benefit from additional amino acids in their most absorbable form to support aging or a vegan, vegetarian, or ketosis diet, Kion Aminos essential amino acids has you covered. -Gluten Guardian "How to eat gluten and get away with it..." 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Sep 20, 2018
Poop, Bacteria & You: The Latest Cutting-Edge Science Of The Human Microbiome (& How To Affordably Test Your Own Gut).
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Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome (you can click here to get moved to the front of the waitlist right away with code “FITNESS”), Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company in the world to have the permission to leave earth orbit and land on the moon with the goal to harvest planetary resources and to develop infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective” by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition. Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on using incentive prizes to find a solution to many of the societal challenges. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world. Naveen is also on the board of Singularity University where he is focused on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies. He has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, Recipient of “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”, Most creative person” by Fast Company, “Top 50 philanthropists of 2018” by Town & Country magazine, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership by Red Herring. Naveen’s latest project is called “Viome”, a cutting-edge gut and microbiome analysis company I first revealed in the must-see video “What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health“, then took a deep dive into in a follow-up podcast with Naveen "Age Reversing Via The Gut, The Ultimate Anti-Anxiety Pill, Customized Probiotics & More With Billionaire Entrepreneur & Viome Founder Naveen Jain".  Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. They have developed technologies to analyze the biochemistry and ecosystem of our body that consists of millions of metabolites and trillions of micro-organisms. Their plan is to identify biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and prevent them through personalized diet and nutrition. Since that initial interview with Naveen, I've gotten plenty of questions about Viome - including criticisms of the genetic analyzing technology used and the applicability of the test in general. Today, Naveen takes the hot seat, answers all the tough questions and reveals even more secrets to his own success. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Naveen's process of mastering topics and creating businesses around that mastery...9:00 -Whether or not human micro biomes "evolve" with changing technology and civilization trends such as the industrial revolution...17:30 -How Naveen uses Twitter feeds to educate himself and stay updated on the latest research on micro biomes...29:00 -Why Naveen exposes his children to the complex concepts he is studying...45:25 -How Naveen's company, Viome, can use a single stool sample to determine the overall health of your gut...52:14  -How do you know whether the disease is causing the micro biome to be deleteriously affected, or whether a poor micro biome is causing the disease?...1:01:00 And much, much more! Resources from this episode: -Click here for Viome testing and use code "GREENFIELD" to get a $50 discount on your first test. -My original podcast with Naveen: Age Reversing Via The Gut, The Ultimate Anti-Anxiety Pill, Customized Probiotics & More With Billionaire Entrepreneur & Viome Founder Naveen Jain -My original Viome results walkthrough: What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health. -My latest Viome snapshot: [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ViomeResultsAndRecommendationsSnapshot.pdf"] Episode Sponsors: -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Organifi Use code "greenfield" and receive 20% off your entire order. -The East West Clinic Mention Ben Greenfield and get a free consultation, some free goodies, plus a discount on your treatment. -Goshas Use code "ben10%" for a, you guessed it, a 10% discount off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Naveen or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Sep 15, 2018
The Single, Most Comprehensive Stem Cell Procedure Known To Humankind: How A "Full Body Stem Cell & Exosome Makeover" Works.
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What you are about to discover in this podcast is one of the most advanced, fringe, cutting-edge biohacks and forays into self-experimentation I've ever done... ...a full body stem-cell makeover at the Docere Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah...including a little-known type of compound called an "exosome". Dr. Harry Adelson, my first guest on today's podcast, began his training in regenerative injection therapy (prolotherapy) in 1998 while in his final year at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, Oregon after having been cured of a rock-climbing injury with prolotherapy. During his residency program in Integrative Medicine at the Yale/Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, he volunteered after hours in a large homeless shelter in Bridgeport, Connecticut, providing regenerative injection therapies to the medically underserved while gaining valuable experience. He opened Docere Clinics in Salt Lake City in 2002 and from day one, his practice has been 100% regenerative injection therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. In 2006 he incorporated platelet-rich plasma and ultrasound-guided injection into his armamentarium, in 2010, bone marrow aspirate concentrate and adipose-derived stem cells, and in 2013, fluoroscopic-guided injection (motion X-ray). Since February of 2010, Dr. Adelson has performed over 4,000 bone marrow and adipose-derived adult stem cell procedures, placing him among those most experienced in the world with the use of autologous stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. Dr. Amy Killen is also a guest on today's show. She joined Docere Medical after moving to Utah from Portland, Oregon, where she was the Medical Director of an anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialty practice. Dr. Killen’s medical training began in Dallas, where she attended medical school at UT Southwestern and received her M.D. degree, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona and served as Chief Resident during her final year. After working as a board-certified emergency physician for more than 7 years, Dr. Killen began studying and training in anti-aging, regenerative, and aesthetic medicine in hopes of approaching patients’ wellness and beauty from a different perspective and with a new toolbox of innovative and effective treatment options. Advanced training has included completion of the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and certification training in Age Management Medicine. Dr. Killen is certified by the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics in both basic and advanced cosmetic injections and trained with Dr. Lisbeth Roy to learn the O-Shot and P-Shot PRP procedures. Further PRP injection training was provided by PRP Life Lift and she completed the Hair Coach certification program with Dr. Alan Bauman in Florida, which taught a comprehensive approach to non-surgical hair loss. Dr. Killen learned how to extract and process stem cells as part of the U.S. Stem Cell Training Course taught by leading stem cell scientist Dr. Kristin Comella. Dr. Amy Killen has also spent many hours in the operating suite learning directly from Harry Adelson N.D. at Docere Clinics. Dr. Killen has spoken nationally about PRP and stem cell therapies and teaches a physician training course for ApexBiologix outlining current best practices for using regenerative therapies in aesthetics and sexual optimization. During my discussion with Harry and Amy, you'll discover: -How Harry got started with prolotherapy and PRP for pain management in farmers and construction workers... -The “Stem Cell Theory of Aging", which states that biologic aging is a result of loss function and population of stem cells in musculoskeletal tissues... -How Harry is harvesting stem cells from bone marrow, supplementing them with exosomes (the “currency” of stem cells, the inter-cellular communication blocks), and then injecting them into all major moving parts as well as skin of face, scalp, and penis... -Why exosomes may be the future of stem cell therapy... -Why umbilical and amniotic stem cells could potentially be dangerous due to exposing the body to foreign DNA... -What "MSC's" are, why are they different and better than other stem cell therapies, and how they differentiate into musculoskeletal tissues and have been called “medical signaling cells” because they trigger the healing of damaged tissues... -Why somebody would undergo a full body stem cell treatment, and whether is it going to "rejuvenate all of the cells in my body"... -What to expect after a full body stem cell makeover... Interview with Dr. Amy Killen: -What PRP therapy is, and how it differs from stem cells... -What happens when you inject stem cells into a man’s "unit", and why Amy injected Ben... -Why Amy injects stem cells and PRP into vaginas, and how the O-Shot improves the power and duration of female orgasms... -The secrets of the vampire breast lift and other cosmetic procedures she has done... -What causes hair loss, and how to fix it with stem cells... -How to use stem cells and PRP to get a non-surgical facelift, and why Amy injected my face and scalp... -What V-cells are and how they work... -Post-treatment care and biohacks to enhance recovery and efficacy of the treatment... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Docere Clinics in Salt Lake City, Utah -Video: What Are Exosomes? Ben Greenfield Interviews Dr. Harry Adelson On Full Body Stem Cell Makeover -Video: Ben Greenfield Interviews Dr. Amy Killen About Stem Cells, PRP, Exosomes & P-Shot -Video: Ben Greenfield Full Body Stem Cell Makeover With Exosomes: Part 1 -Video: Ben Greenfield Full Body Stem Cell Makeover With Exosomes: Part 2 -All the recovery biohacks I implemented to recover from the stem cell procedures and enhance stem cell production: -Flexpulse PEMF -Pulsecenters PEMF -Biomat Infrared -Trusii Hydrogen Rich Water -Joovv Infrared Light -NanoVi DNA Repair -Exogenous HVMN Ketones -Omega-3 DHA Superessential Fish Oil -Vielight Photobiomodulation -Kion Flex -Clearlight Sauna Episode Sponsors -Runga Join me for an amazing week at Runga. It's one of the most amazing weeks of my year. Use discount code "ben" to secure the one last minute reservation that just became available. -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Baruka Nuts Get 15% off your order when you use my link and get a couple of travel packs on the house if you sign up for a subscription. -Joovv Next-Level Light Therapy. See how Joovv can help you reach—and surpass—your health and fitness goals. -Onnit Engineered for peak performance, Onnit is the easiest way to get optimized. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Harry, Amy or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Sep 13, 2018
The Most Powerful Cellular Exercise Machine That Exists, How It Works & Exactly How To Use It.
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On my bedside is a tiny handheld unit called a “Flexpulse”, which I consider to be a small, portable “DJ for my brain”. By adjusting the frequency emitted by the device, I can use a 3Hz frequency to lull my brain into relaxed Delta brain waves, a 10Hz frequency to generate focused Alpha brain waves or a 23Hz frequency to produce high alert Beta brain waves. The Flexpulse generates a special kind of frequency called “PEMF”, and I’ve personally found that placing the square pad of unit on the back of my head (directly on my occipital bone) for a night of sleep or a quick nap (often combined with the Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation you’ll discover later in this article), I can knock myself out in no time flat for a perfect portion of slumber. Lately, I've been experimenting with an even more affordable alternative to the Flexpulse that seems to elicit very similar results: the ICES M1, which, in particular has been shown to increase blood flow in joints for up to three years after a single use! While small, portable devices like this are a perfect introduction to the wide variety of potential therapeutic applications of PEMF, the true “Cadillac” of PEMF therapy is a very large unit – about the size of a massage table – called the PulseCenter XL Pro. Both myself and Tony Robbins, Gerard Butler, Brandon Routh, Stevie Wonder and Rick Rubin are huge fans of this massive, whole-body-treatment setup, which can be used for everything from muscle sprains to headaches to sleep induction. Lots of American Ninja Warriors, countless Nike Master Trainers, lots of professional athletes who wish to remain anonymous for fear of having their secret weapon yanked, high profile biohackers, MLB, NBA, NFL players, high profile sports team owners, motivational speakers, entrepreneurial leaders and even professional bull riders. A few months ago, a guy named Emilio Palafox came to my house to train me on this table. The guy is a wealth of knowledge on PEMF therapy so I figured I should get him on the show! Emilio is the Channel Development Manager at Pulse Centers, spreading awareness of the game-changing, disruptive Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) technology. Emilio looks to identify individuals, organizations and corporations that are looking for healing, faster recovery, peak performance or all of the above. Emilio speaks about being the rising tide that lifts all boats and has been collaborating with people and organizations across the world that want to help impact humanity for the better. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Pulse Centers team, helping to lead and shift the collective consciousness of health, wellness, fitness and longevity. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How PEMF works...10:30 -How the cells respond to magnetic signals...14:45 -Why the earth has actually changed in terms of the grounding and earthing effect it's able to produce...19:00 -Why the PulseCenters table feel so much more powerful than the other PEMF devices...23:30 -The difference between PEMF frequencies, intensities, etc...28:30 -How to use PEMF to "charge" the brain or get nootropics delivered more efficiently to the brain...35:30 -How to use PEMF to treat areas like the testes, colon, heart, liver, etc...38:30 -The difference between the paddles vs. the rings vs. the chair vs. the bed...51:00 -How to use PEMF to increase stem cell production...57:00 -Whether you can overuse PEMF...1:05:15 -How the PulseCenters portable system works...1:08:00 -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Pulsecenters website -Book: Healing Is Voltage -Article:  A Tiny, 1/2 Ounce Piece Of Game-Changing Sleep Technology (And How To Use PEMF For Sleep) -Podcast: The Myth About "Grounding", Acupuncture Without Needles, 400% Increase In Stem Cell Production & Much More. -Podcast: The Potent Ergogenic Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy to Enhance Athletic Performance -Article: How Something Called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Can Make You Sleep Like A Baby (And Do Much More Than That). -ICES® DigiCeutical® M1 Model System - use code BEN for $100 off -ICES® DigiCeutical® A9a Model System - use code BEN for $100 off Episode Sponsors: -Omax The purest concentration of omega 3 fatty acids on the market. Try it for free when you use my link. -Gainswave Get 6 treatments and get the 7th one FREE when you use my link. -Thrive Market Get $60 worth of free groceries and free shipping on your first order. -Organifi Get 20% off your order at Organifi when you use promo code "greenfield" at checkout! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Emilio or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Sep 08, 2018
Why A High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet Chock Full Of Saturated Fat, Coconut Oil & Butter Could Be Destroying Your Brain (& What To Do About It).
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Several months ago, in this weekly roundup, I commented about the book "Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life", and said:  "I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of this book, written by my friend and former podcast guest, Max Lugavere. At first, I figured it would be another “eggs, walnut and fish make you smarter” type of book, but instead, this manuscript took a deep, deep dive into specific genes that affect intelligence and how to pair them with food, mouthwatering recipes for everything from liver to avocado-salmon bowls, and some very good, step-by-step tips for optimizing your personal environment to enhance your cognition. It is a must read, with many pages folded over in my own copy." Max, a former podcast guest in the episode "The Surprising Facts About What Bread Does To Your Brain (And What You Can Do About It)" also created the documentary "Bread Head". In the film, he explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max is a also filmmaker, health and science journalist and author. He is the host of the podcast, The Genius Life. Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, and appears regularly as a health and nutrition expert on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why a decrease in walking speed and pattern, and forgetfulness of kitchen recipes in Max's mother inspired his latest book... -Why Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease drugs are so damaging... -The little-known but serious risks of MDMA and ecstasy... -Max's interesting perspective on dopamine and abstinence from hedonism... -Why Ben eats all the bones and cartilage and skin when he has chicken... -Why a specific population of Nigerians carry the genetic risk for Alzheimers but don't get Alzheimers... -The profound effect of ketones, fish oil and extra virgin olive oil on the brain... -How you can naturally increase blood glucose and ketones simultaneously... -The potential damage of using to much fish oil while excessively limiting omega 6 fatty acids consumption... -The actual percentage of saturated fats that you should eat... -When high HDL could be a bad thing... -Many people track blood glucose - but Max is a bigger fan of tracking Homa IR, and why that is... -A blood test that can predict Alzheimer's... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life -23andMe genetic test -The Ketogenic Diet by Lyle McDonald -YourBrainOnPorn.com -Mary Newport's books on coconut oil and the brain -Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Radical Metabolism by Anne Louise Gittleman -Are You A "Lean Mass Hyperresponder" Episode Sponsors: -Kion Clean Energy Bar Stable energy, real food, no sugar crashes! Just a tasty punch of mouth-watering, chocolatey-salty-coconut goodness. -Blue Apron A better way to cook. Get your first 3 meals free using my link! -Harry's Razors Get the Harry's trial set, a $13 value, for FREE when you use my link. -Trusii Use my link and get 30% off your order of the H2 tablets. And when you use code "ben" at checkout, you'll save an additional 10% off your entire order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Max or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/geniusfoods and one of us will reply!
Sep 06, 2018
The Best Sexual Biohacks, Can Vasectomies Decrease Testosterone, Foods & Supplements For Boosting Nitric Oxide & Much More.
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Since my big "sexual enhancement" article in the January 2018 edition of Men's Health Magazine, I've been getting plenty of questions from both men and women about how many of these so-called sexual biohacks actually work. So I decided to get an expert on the show to talk about this stuff. Dr. Judson Brandeis is a private practice Urologist in Walnut Creek, California. He has been voted by his peers as a top Urologist in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 4 years. He is a pioneer of using technology in urology and was a very early adopter of robotic surgery, lasers and MRI targeting for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. Dr. Brandeis is now a thought leader in using GAINSWave therapy for treating erectile dysfunction and developing supplements for improving male sexual function. Dr. Brandeis has always been enthusiastic about athletic performance. He ran track and cross country for Brown University and has competed in triathlons since 1981. He brings his passion for helping men achieve their goals every day to the Pacific Urology Male Performance Center in Walnut Creek, CA. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How GAINSWave works for men, and why it's different than just "sound therapy"...11:15 -How FEMIWave works for women, and what to expect during and afterwards...16:30 -Judson's discovery of "triple therapy" to increase nitric oxide levels...21:45 -Why fermented beets do such a good job boosting nitric oxide...25:30 -The importance of L-citrulline and red beet extract, Muira Puama and Asian ginseng...33:00 -Ben's unfortunate incident with a digital penis pump...39:30 -After having done 3,000 vasectomies, Judson's opinion on the safety of vasectomies, particularly on testosterone production...43:45 -Whether a vasectomy is reversible...46:30 -How to stop a testosterone treatment once you've been on it...50:00 -What to do about erectile dysfunction from long periods of time in a bike seat...54:30 -How stem cell injections into the penis work...1:01:00 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Use BENG for 20% discount on the nitric oxide supplements Judson designs called "Affirm" -GAINSWave for men -FEMIWave for women -The benefits of fermented beets -The ISM saddle -The bike saddle that Judson uses -Anthony Atala Episode Sponsors -JOOVV Elite. Next-level light therapy. See how Joovv can help you reach—and surpass—your health and fitness goals! -The Kion Clean Energy Bar. A Satisfying, Nutrient-Dense, Real-Food Energy Bar With a Delicious Chocolatey-Coconut Flavor. -Clearlight Jacuzzi Saunas The only infrared sauna, PERIOD, that's not going to microwave your body. Get $500 off the regular price when you use code "ben" at checkout! -Aaptiv Get a personal trainer in your pocket with Aaptiv. Take classes in treadmill, outdoor running, yoga, strength training, and more! Get 30% off your membership using my link. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Brandeis or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gainswavepodcast and one of us will reply!
Sep 01, 2018
389: Is A Low Carb Diet Bad For You?, Coconut Oil Controversy, Inulin In Energy Bars, Reversing The Damage of EMF & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/389 Aug 30, 2018, Q&A Episode 389: How To Biohack A Float Tank Experience, Reversing The Damage of EMF, Training With The Maffetone Method, and C-60 For Anti-Aging. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:04:18] Coconut oil is pure poison? Does a low carb diet shorten lifespan? Inulin vs. IMO in energy bars You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:23:49] This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion Bar - The Kion Bar is a satisfying, real-food energy bar. Stable energy, no sugar crashes! Just a tasty punch of mouth-watering, chocolatey-salty-coconut goodness. Get it now at getkion.com. -Organifi - Organifi is an organic, superfood supplement line that makes quality trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. Go to organifi.com and use code GREENFIELD for 20% off. -Thrive Market - Thrive Market is a revolutionary online marketplace on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Get $60 of FREE Organic Groceries + Free Shipping and 30 day trial at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/thrive -Primal Cold - The JetPack by Primal Cold is the world’s most advanced cold pack for your nut sac. Make the Cold your Secret Weapon and get 15% off your order when you enter code Ben at checkout. Visit primalcold.com to get your 15% off. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: – October 14 – 16, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to amplify your life. Registration is now open, secure your spot here. – October 11 – 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat, Napa, California. Runga is going to Napa! Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We’ve rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America– Napa Valley. We’ve thought of everything that you could possibly need to gently “press the reboot button” on your body and completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength, and spirit. Join the waitlist! – November 1 – 4, 2018: Live It To Lead It Health Centers of the Future Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada. Create the life you want, the marriage you want, the family you want—all fueled by a practice that radically changes the lives of your patients. this three-day event, you’ll learn the latest medical discoveries in cellular health, get a marketing plan for scaling your practice and find ways to build residual passive income. Join me! – December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You’re invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you’ll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I’ll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. – December 13-15, 2018: World Congress 2018 Hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. If you attend any conference this year, make it the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s 26th Annual World Congress. The fact is, in an era of andropause, low drive and deteriorating men’s health, it’s shocking that both practitioners and the public aren’t aware of ancestral wisdom and modern scientific and medical tactics that can be used to optimize male physiology. It’s time that changed, and I’ll be teaching exactly how to make men, men again. Join me! - June 23 to July 7, 2019: Swiss Retreat and Liver Detox, Swiss Alps, Switzerland.  Join me for an immersive health retreat on the Swiss Alps in 2019.  Just click here to know more or reserve your spot now. -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:20:39] -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some!   ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [00:29:48] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Biohack A Float Tank Experience [00:32:25] Shane says: Wondering if you know of anything that you can take when you go into a float tank? I have had great experiences so far but I would LOVE to go deeper! In my response, I recommend: -Qualia -CBD -Ketamine and LSD -Box breathing/meditation app -Wholetones by Michael Tyrrell -Underwater audio player Reversing The Damage of EMF [00:49:30] Sheridan (and Chris) says: I am curious of your thoughts around biohacking tools if you have worked in a high EMF exposure area? Is there something you can do, after the fact? For example, I work in a shopping centre and the whole centre's meters are right outside our window. -- Chris also asked a similar question about how to undo the damage of working at places like AT&T and Apple for his entire career. In my response, I recommend: -My interview with Dr. Mercola on how to reverse damage from EMF -Ben’s “How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home” book -The "EMF/Tinfoil hat" book Ben mentions -Ketone esters (Ben mentions HVMN and Ketoblitz brands) -Trusii Hydrogen Rich Water tablets and Rich Water generator -Lugol's iodine (no more than 1,100 mcg of iodine per day - the tolerable upper limit) -Thorne Resveracel -Time release melatonin -Thorne 5-Hydroxytryptophan -Doc Parsley's Sleep Remedy -Red blood cell support (I recommend this stack from Biotropic Labs) -TianChi for full spectrum antioxidant support along with large intake of wild plants/herbs/spices -Thorne curcumin -Aquatru Trace Liquid Mineral drops or Natural Vitality Trace Mineral shots -Colima Salt Training With The Maffetone Method [01:06:25] Callan says: I am a fit 27-year-old female doing HIIT training 4-5 times per week. I can run a sub-7-minute mile but I am trying to build my endurance and aerobic base. I have gotten into Triathlons and want to get good at them. I have heard about the MAF method where you spend 3-6 months building your aerobic base and never touching the anaerobic zone. Should I take 3 months off and train aerobically? Is that still a thing? Should I add strength and HIIT into that or do I need to take the time off to train aerobically? In my response, I recommend: -Beyond Training C-60 For Anti-Aging [01:13:52] Kim says: I am interested in your opinion in the atom cluster called Carbon 60. In my response, I recommend: -C60 (buckminsterfullerene) -Sexy hair -JOOVV photobiomodulation  
Aug 30, 2018
How To Find Your Purpose In Life In 40 Days Or Less: Dissolve the Hidden Blocks That Keep You Stuck & Finally Thrive Based On Your Life’s Unique Purpose
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If you've been paying attention to my anti-aging and longevity advice of late (such as this week's article on simple and natural habits for enhancing longevity), you no doubt are aware that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to find your purpose in life. If things haven’t been going the way you’ve planned, and especially if you've felt completely stuck in life, know this: everything changes the moment you discover your life’s unique purpose. Success, love, abundance, health and well-being, and vibrant energy are all by-products of leading a purpose-filled life. But maybe you don’t know what your life’s purpose is, or you don’t believe you have one, or you thought you knew what it was and you lost it. If that’s the case, then this podcast is for you. In the latest book from today's podcast guest Mastin Kipp, you're guided on a 40-day journey, inspired by Joseph Campbell’s model of the hero’s journey, to identify and dissolve whatever’s holding you back, break free from trauma and victimhood, and transform your life. Mastin is an American entrepreneur, best-selling author, and renowned public speaker and the creator of Functional Life Coaching™. He is the author of the best- selling books Daily Love and Claim Your Power, and has been featured in outlets like Well + Good, Huffington Post, and has appeared on Fox News, ABC, CBS News, and more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Mastin's treadmill desk setup that he used to write the entire book...8:00 -How Mastin felt on cocaine, and what happened to his brain scan afterwards...15:00 -Why Ben loves books by Richard Branson...21:30 -How Mastin burns fat and builds muscle simultaneously in the morning workout session...30:00 -The neural exercises you can do to hack your nervous system to find purpose in life...34:30 -Why you often keep exercising even if you're injured, and our inherent fear of being immobilized...37:00 -Why Mastin always leads with service, rather than viewing relationships as transactional...1:04:00 -How Mastin got onto Oprah (and the #1 thing he learned from Oprah)...1:14:00  -What Mastin has learned from Tony Robbins...1:16:30 -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Claim Your Power: A 40-Day Journey to Dissolve the Hidden Blocks That Keep You Stuck and Finally Thrive in Your Life’s Unique Purpose -Amazon treadmill desk that Ben and Mastin discuss -Amen Clinics -Kion Aminos Lime Cool Powder -Lewis Howes' book The Mask of Masculinity -My podcast with Naveen Jain from Viome Episode Sponsors -Aaptiv Get a 30% discount on an annual membership -Gainswave How can you get a free treatment? Visit my link to find out how! -The Kion Clean Energy Bar is a satisfying, real-food energy bar. Stable energy, no sugar crashes! Just a tasty punch of mouth-watering, chocolatey-salty-coconut goodness. -Gainswave How can you get a free treatment? Visit my link to find out how! -Organifi Gold Use code "greenfield" for 20% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Mastin or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mastin and one of us will reply!
Aug 25, 2018
The Genius Mad Scientist Who Invented The Very First Fitness Product Ben Ever Bought - Along With "The Best Water Filtration System That Exists" & Much More.
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Peter Spiegel is a serial entrepreneur who has founded numerous successful companies related to direct response advertising, marketing and consumer products. In the advertising space, Peter was the founding partner of Direct Partners, which was acquired by NYSE conglomerate Omnicom. Mr. Spiegel has also founded several vertically integrated consumer products companies which have sold a variety of products direct to customers via infomercials and to big box retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Sears, JC Penny's and others. Peter is considered by his peers to be one of the definitive experts in the direct response television advertising (DRTV) and infomercials. A top marketing, financial, product development and operations strategist, he has been active in the industry for more than 25 years, developing a wealth of experience and success that spans all product categories and all channels of distribution including DRTV, retail, catalog, print and internet. Peter has been named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Direct Response Industry” - by Response TV Magazine. Peter is an encyclopedia of television direct marketing knowledge, and he knows how to take an idea or an invention from concept to cash flow with speed and precision. Peter Spiegel is the founder of Envion, LLC, a home environment company that manufactures and distributes the best-selling brands of air purifiers including Ionic Pro® and Therapure® at Walmart, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond and other leading retailers. He is also the founder of the Ideal Living group of companies, which sell products such as the Paint Zoom™ painting system, 30 Second Smile™ electric toothbrush, Prosvent® nutritional supplement for prostate health, Cebria™ nutritional supplement for age-related memory loss, Walkfit® Orthotics, and Light Relief®, a FDA-cleared pain relief device. Mr. Spiegel also founded companies that sold the following products: AbSlide™, Ab Flex™, Ab Sculptor™, Miracle Blade® III, Ultimate Chopper™, Bun and Thigh Roller®, Sobakawa Pillow® and 4 in 1 Total Trolley®. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Ben, as a fledgling young exercise enthusiast, at age 14,  saved up for and purchased an AbFlex...9:00 -The most important things in Peter's personal home when it comes to optimizing his health?...20:00 -Why a HEPA filter is not enough to adequately filter your air...33:30 -How adding a negative ion system to the air you breathe can enhance your neurotransmitters...44:00 -Why under-the-counter reverse osmosis systems become bacteria-laden, and what you can do about it...49:45 -The problem with popular pitcher filters for water filtration...59:15 -Why Ben keeps his treadmill in the garage...1:05:00 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The AbFlex -AquaTru -Full spectrum incandescent bulbs -Ben's "How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home" e-book -The best home detox tips -The Air Doctor -The Molekule - enter promo code BEN for $75 off your order -Aquatru perfect minerals solution -Steripen portable water purifier Episode Sponsors -The Kion Clean Energy Bar is a satisfying, real-food energy bar. Stable energy, no sugar crashes! Just a tasty punch of mouth-watering, chocolatey-salty-coconut goodness. -Gosha's Organics 10% discount -Omax get 50% off a one-month supply. -Zip Recruiter Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Peter or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Aug 23, 2018
Why You May Have A Head Injury Or Concussion (Even If You Don't Know It) And What To Do About It.
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Four months ago, I was at a party in Park City, Utah that happened to be chock full of chiropractic physicians. While I was leaning against the bar mixing myself a white wine kombucha spritzer, as I'm prone to do, a doctor named Steve Geanopulos approached me and introduced himself. Sensing I was a fellow physiology geek with his science-spidey sense, he proceeded to fill me in on a fascinating paper entitled "The Potential Impact of Various Physiological Mechanisms on Outcomes in TBI, mTBI, Concussion and PPCS." He then went on to explain that this paper, which we'll discuss in today's podcast along with plenty of other neural fixing and neural enhancing topics, forms the basis of the care he provides for his chronic brain based patients (not only concussion but anyone who struggles with movement, sight, focus, attention, or other brain based issues.) We also discussed the work Steve does with professional and collegiate athletes and concussion with his colleague Ben Velazquez, and the work he's done with a guy named Guy Voyer over the past 20 years with ELDOA - a form of fascial stretching that I personally incorporate in my own training and my clients' protocols. He described his approach as a "neuro-chemical, neuro-immunological, neuro-mechanical approach". So why is this guy exactly? Dr. Steven G. Geanopulos, affectionately known as ‘Dr G’, is a speaker, writer, and leader in the world of functional neurology / functional medicine and is quickly becoming one of America’s leading experts in lifelong, optimized living. His experience and clinical approach has proven that diminished health and vitality can be reclaimed by just about any proactive person at any age. Dr G.’s principles of practice cover the 5 essential keys to resolving the underlying cause of health problems and performance concerns including; assessing the nervous system for interference, endocrine system, detoxification systems, nutrition and fitness. Dr. G has completed his postgraduate studies in the field of Functional Neurology and attained board certification through the Carrick Institute, a distinction shared by fewer than 700 people worldwide. Dr. G is a lifelong learner and has completed hundreds of hours of training in the fields of chiropractic neurology and functional medicine. The material he shares covers everything required to take control of your health, while dispelling the ever-growing number of fallacies and myths related to this subject. Dr. G’s fascinating and refreshing approach to body transformation focuses immune function, brain function, nutrition, management of our personal environment, exercise and hormone balance. Dr. G currently practices virtually with clients and sees patients from all over the world with his main practice located in New York City. His practice has 3 main areas of focus: 1. Brain health 2. Metabolic health 3. Structural and functional integrity and optimization. These 3 areas of focus are intimately connected and require Dr. G’s unique expertise. Eventually, I made it to New York City to meet with Steve and also meet his colleague there: Benjamin Velazquez Pagan. Ben's qualifications include: -Licensed Soma-Trainer (Performance Physical Therapy) -Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach -Member, International Sports Sciences Association -Member, National Strength & Conditioning Association -Member, American College of Sports Medicine -Co-Contributing Author, “Fascia – Clinical Applications for Health and Human Performance.” As a competitive athlete, Benjamin Velazquez realizes the value and potential that comes with a scientific sports program. As a Performance therapist, his goal is to bridge the gap between cutting edge science and today's athlete. Ben's professional experience includes Managing Partner and Director of Human Performance of Sports Lab NYC LLC; President of Grey Matters Sports Group LLC. He designs programs and coaches his New York clientele that ranges from elite athlete to high profile celebrity. In addition to a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Science, Ben holds several certifications, which include NCSA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Licensed Performance Soma- Therapist, ACSM Exercise Specialist, ISSA Sports performance Nutritionist, and many more. Ben's client roster includes: -22 current and Former N.H.L. Athletes, -18 current and former M.L.B. Players -5 Division 1 NCAA Soccer Players -12 Current N.F.L. Athletes. -The Women’s 2006 Track Team at University of Texas. Ben has also worked with the Saskatoon Blades Hockey Team 1999-2000, the 2003 national champion New York Freedom Soccer Team as well as 5 Athletes at The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Ben has spent the last two years researching the use of corrective exercise in mitigating the risk factors of concussions in athletes. Along with his team at Grey Matters Sports Group, he has successfully worked with athletes from five different sports that were recovering from multiple concussions. He and his team have pioneered a five-tier method of rehabilitating the athlete that has suffered from concussive trauma. During my discussion with Ben and Steve, you'll discover: -Why concussions today are much different today than they were 30 years ago... -Why Steve describes concussions as an immune system issue... -Steve and Ben's approach for returning to play, work or school after a head injury or concussion-like syndrome... -Why Steve had me wear a giant pair of infrared goggles when he evaluated me in New York City... -What kind of bloodwork you have had done to see if you've had a concussion... -Why Ben V. feels that anybody who is dealing with a concussion or TBI should learn a form of fascial stretching called ELDOA... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Take Matters Into Your Own Hands & Navigate The Modern Medical System (Without Dying). -How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis. -How To Rewire Your Brain For Better Sleep, Reset Your Brain’s Tolerance To Marijuana & Alcohol, Fly Spaceships With Your Mind & Much More. -How To Increase Your IQ, Decrease Your Distractibility, Create Better Sleep, Enhance Cognitive Performance & Maximize Your Ability To Enter The Zone. -42 Different Ways To Build A Better Brain, The Problem With Modern Smart Drugs, Hacking Your Neurons & More. -Ketosis Dangers: How To Maximize the Nutrient Density of a Low Carb Diet. -The Official Black Friday Gift List: 10 Effective, Easy & Cheap Biohacks For Everyone To Try. -The Ultimate Visual Biohack – How To Create Your Own Custom Set Of Vision, Performance and Sleep Enhancing Eyewear. -My podcast on ELDOA -My podcast on the concussion repair manual with Dr. Dan Engle -The SWAY app -ACNB.org -The Desmotec D11 device Ben mentions -The BeFirst app Steve discusses -The MotionGuidance system Steve discusses Episode Sponsors: -The Kion Clean Energy Bar The cleanest burning energy bar you'll ever eat, guaranteed! -Aaptiv An app that's like a personal trainer in your pocket. Sign up today and get an automatic membership for 30% off. -Organifi I love the red juice! Use code "greenfield" and save 20% off your order -Trusii Molecular hydrogen water tablets. Enter code "ben" at checkout and you'll save 30% off your order! -Join Ben and Robyn Openshaw, aka the Green Smoothie Girl, for an immersive health retreat in the Swiss Alps next June! There are only a few spaces still available. Click here for more info. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Ben, Steve or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Aug 18, 2018
The Great Energy Bar Deception: Ben Greenfield Gets Put In The Hotseat & Pulls Back The Curtains On The Packaged Foods Industry.
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What is truly a healthy energy bar? A bar that keeps you in "ketosis"? A high-fiber bar? Gluten-free? The fact is, when it comes to energy bars, there's plenty of confusion (and, sadly, deception). So in this riveting conversation between Kion COO and co-founder Angelo Keely and myself, you'll discover everything you need to know before you ever touch another energy bar, including: -The fascinating history of energy bars...14:00 -What some of the shocking things I've discovered in the "healthy bar" industry...19:00 -The sad truth about your options as consumers...28:30 -What was the first thing I looked for in creating an energy bar...33:30 -Why using "real foods" outweighs using unnatural ingredients, even though the cost is higher...37:00 -Why I feel chocolate is essential to the perfect energy bar...44:30 -The "perfect healthy complement" to chocolate...54:00 -How you can naturally sweeten energy bars without spiking blood glucose levels...58:00 -How to naturally add anti-oxidants to an energy bar...1:09:30 -How we got the bar to taste great without adding a host of preservatives and unnatural ingredients...1:15:00 -And much more! Episode Sponsors: -Kion. Everything you need for mind, body and spirit balance. -Joovv. Lights that promote muscle recovery, testosterone production, skin health, and joint pain and inflammation. -Onnit. Supplements, foods, and fitness equipment aimed at helping people achieve Total Human Optimization. -Gluten Guardian If you’re at all sensitive to gluten (and even if you’re not, but just concerned about cross contamination, like we all should be), Gluten Guardian is for you. Save 10% off your order when you use my link and use code "greenfield." Resources from this episode: -The Boss RC3 Looping Pedal - Have a question for me or Angelo about what we discussed on the podcast today? Just leave a comment below and one of us will get back to you ASAP!
Aug 16, 2018
The Hardest Hike In America, How To Train & Eat For Altitude, Dangerous Ingredients In Supplements & More With Craig Dinkel of Biotropic Labs.
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In the podcast episode “Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More” I interviewed athlete and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called “Biotropic”. After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass-fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it’s really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more. So Craig came back to answer those questions in "Recovery For Aging Athletes, Cross-Patterning, A New Kind Of High Intensity Interval Training, An Oxygen Boosting Supplement Called “Oxcia” & More!", then appeared once again in an episode on "How To Legally Dope Your Blood". Today's Craig's back for a fifth time. He's taking on one of the hardest hikes in America, the Sierra High Route and doing it solo, in August.  It's an off the grid, roughly 200 mile difficult hike at altitude, between 9,000 and 12,000ft, with huge elevation gain and loss every day, along with zero trails, navigating solely via map and compass.  It's a quite serious and rough. In this episode, you'll hear: -Ben's new breakfast bone broth concoction he's been making in the mornings...5:00 -The difference between getting attacked by a black bear and grizzly bear...16:00 -What Craig is doing to prepare for his hike, and why it's better to go into an event 10% undertrained vs. 1% overtrained...24:00 -Whether you need to worry about the following ingredients in your supplements...44:00 1) Calcium Carbonate 2) Dicalcium Phosphate 3) Microcrystalline Cellulose 4) Stearic Acid 5) Croscarmellose Sodium 6) Silicon Dioxide 7) Pharmaceutical Glaze -The exercise machine that Lebron James and the rest of Hollywood swears by...59:00 -How to train your ankles without actually running downhill (and the one tendon to address if you have tight or injured ankles)...1:02:00 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -Kion Lean It's back in stock! Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Omax has the purest omega 3 supplement on the market. Use my link and you get a box of Omax 3 Ultra Pure for FREE, plus a 60 day money back guarantee on all purchases! -Atantril Show some love to your tummy with Atantril. Use my link for a 15% discount and use code "ben" at checkout. -Tru Niagen Support muscle recovery, increase energy and regulate your circadian rhythm with Tru Niagen. Resources from this episode: -Ben's breakfast: Kettle & Fire bone broth blended with 1 teaspoon Ant Extract, 1 teaspoon Organic Maca, 1 dropperful Omica Organic Stevia, and three capsules each of Oxcia, Chlorella and AFA from Biotropic Labs. -Organic macadamia nuts -EnergyBits spirulina and chlorella tablets -Organic plantain chips -The Oura ring -NordicTrack Incline Trainer -Versaclimber -The Fluid Stance -The book "Barefoot Strong" by Emily Splichal (and my interview with her) -The Biotropic website for all Craig's supplements (use code ben to get 20% discount) -Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More. -Recovery For Aging Athletes, Cross-Patterning, A New Kind Of High Intensity Interval Training, An Oxygen Boosting Supplement Called “Oxcia” & More! -How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs). -Follow Craig on Twitter -Follow Craig on Facebook Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cleanup and one of us will reply!
Aug 11, 2018
Surprising Supplement Secrets From An Industry Insider (& The Shocking Truth About Your Multivitamins).
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I'm a supplement geek. I have been for a long time - ever since I was a fledgling bodybuilder guzzling creatine and a bright-eyed college student immersed in pharmacology and advanced human nutrition classes. But today's podcast guest - Dr. Hector Lopez - is a true wealth of knowledge. My own education in the realm of supplements pales in comparison to his. Dr. Lopez, MD, CSCS, FAAPMR, FISSN is recognized for applying his uniquely diverse background in PM&R, spine and sports medicine, exercise science, nutritional biochemistry, metabolism and clinical research. He's the CMO and Partner of Center for Applied Health Sciences, a multidisciplinary clinical research organization focused on elevating the body of evidence within the dietary supplement, natural product, functional medicine and functional foods/ beverage industry, and he is Founding Partner of Supplement Safety Solutions, a comprehensive Pre-market and Post-market safety, Nutravigilance®, adverse event and cGMP regulatory compliance consulting company. Dr. Lopez’s clinical career began as founder of multiple integrative orthopedic/ sports medicine facilities, and he has since moved on after his clinical career to become a highly sought after research scientist, product innovation, safety & regulatory key opinion leader in nutra-biosciences, dietary supplements, medical foods/ beverage industries.  He is founder and managing director of an intellectual property discovery, incubation, development and tech transfer company whose goal it is to bring novel, bioactive compounds for out-licensing to the dietary supplement, natural products, functional foods/ beverage space grounded in science and safety. Dr. Lopez is a product developer and recognized consultant to professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, UEFA and MLB. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Lopez got into the supplement industry...9:30 -Why Amazon is going to disrupt the nutrition supplements industry with their new "Elements" line (and what Ben thinks of this line)...27:30 -The shocking secrets Dr. Lopez has found in the nutrition supplements industry...34:00 -The difference between SOP and CGMP in the manufacturing facilities...39:30 -In an ideal scenario, what a nutrition supplement company should be doing with each supplement that they make...44:15 -What to look for on a nutrition supplement label, including what batch/lot the supplement came from, including NSF, Informed Choice/Informed Sport, Nutravigilance...50:30 -Some of the crazy new ingredients out there that Hector is most excited about...56:15 -Novel delivery mechanisms that go beyond things like encapsulation and tableting technology...1:05:15 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -Tian Chi. Brighten your mind with Tian Chi! -Gainswave. A bedroom biohack for FANTASTIC sexual performance! There are practitioners all over the U.S. -Thrive Market Get an extra $60 and FREE shipping when you use my special link! Resources from this episode: -The Kion supplements line -Nutravigilance: principles and practices to enhance adverse event reporting in the dietary supplement and natural products industry -PHprescription.com Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Hector Lopez or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Aug 09, 2018
Tapping & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): Pseudoscience, Quackery or Wildly Effective Healing Modality?
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Does tapping really work? Tapping (also known as EFT or "emotional freedom technique") is a practice in which you tap specific parts of your body and simultaneously say an affirmation. It is supposedly a wildly effective healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. My guest on today's episode - Nicolas Ortner - created and produced the breakthrough documentary film “The Tapping Solution,” which followed ten people who used tapping to overcome significant challenges, including chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, devastating grief and more. He has also authored multiple books on tapping, including The Tapping Solution. In today's show, I put Nick in the hotseat to explore whether or not tapping really works. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating history of tapping...9:40 -A short demonstration of tapping you can do on your own...15:50 -What if you just tap and don't do any affirmations, or vice versa...33:30 -The difference between tapping and acupuncture...38:30 -Who chooses which points are supposed to be tapped, and what happens if you "forget" a point...42:00 -Whether Nick's "style" of tapping is different than other styles, and if so, how...52:30 -How tapping would look for a chronic injury or nagging pain in a joint that won't go away....55:30 -How to tap for insomnia, high cortisol or stress...57:20 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Nick's "Tapping Solution" books on Amazon and his other titles -Heal Your Body by Louise Hay -http://research.eftuniverse.com/ Episode Sponsors: -Blue Apron meal delivery service. Some of the best parts of our day happen over dinner. Use my special link and receive $30 off your first order from Blue Apron...A better way to cook! -Kion Flex When I'm injured, this is what I use to restore my body to optimum health. -Daily Burn is the fitness program you can stick with and get results that last. They’re the world’s leading provider of on-demand video workout programs you can do at home or anywhere with a connected device. Check them out and try it for 30 days FREE! -Organifi is an organic, superfood supplement line that makes quality, trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. My favorite is Organifi GOLD! One scoop makes amazing golden milk. Use promo code "greenfield" and receive 20% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nick or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Aug 04, 2018
388: Ketosis For Muscle-Building, The Best Way To Fast, How To Heal Your Joints & Much More.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/388 Aug 2, 2018, Q&A Episode 388: Why Your Muscles Shake When You Exercise, How To Heal Your Joints With Celadrin, and What Is The Best Temperature For Hydrotherapy? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:08:20] Yet another fasting study suggests it’s not about the calorie restriction, but rather just the long periods of time without shoving food into your gaping maw. A ketogenic diet with adequate calories isn’t necessarily going to *add* slabs of muscle to your body, but you can at least *maintain* muscle WHILE decreasing body fat %. Appears it’s not glycogen depletion that makes a ketogenic diet reduce power production, but rather the acid ketones produce (meaning supplements like beta-alanine or sodium bicarbonate good choices for power keto athletes). You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:27:35] This podcast is brought to you by: -Halo - The Halo headset applies electrical stimulation to the brain’s motor cortex to induce a temporary state of hyperlearning. Get this truly innovative product for just $475 - that’s $275 off the retail price at gethalosport.com/greenfield -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your awesome health and wellness purchase. The discount is built into the link. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: AUGUST - August 17 - 19, 2018: Colorado Rockies Ultra Beast and Sprint Weekend, Breckenridge, Colorado. The mountain is calling! This is an extra-special Spartan race. Team members of my company, Kion, and I are competing together in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Experience the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries and traverses. See you there! FUTURE - October 14-16, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate your curiosity about health and amplify your life journey. Registration is now open, secure your spot here. - October 11 - 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat. Runga is going to Napa! Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We’ve rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America– Napa Valley. We’ve thought of everything that you could possibly need to gently “press the reboot button” on your body and completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength, and spirit. Join the waitlist! - December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. - June 23 to July 7, 2019: Swiss Retreat and Liver Detox, Swiss Alps, Switzerland.  Join me for an immersive health retreat on the Swiss Alps in 2019.  Just click here to know more or reserve your spot now. -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:10:50] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Why Your Muscles Shake When You Exercise [00:35:10] Garett says: My question relates to whenever I do strength or resistance training my muscles tend to tremble and shake. And this has been happening since high school and I am 31 now. When it happens my friends tend to joke that I am trying to out lift my potential or that I am too weak to lift the weights at hand (which is not the case). I have read that it could be from dehydration but I drink a ton of water. Do you have any idea what might be causing this or a supplement that might help temper it, I would love to know. In my response, I recommend: -Kion amino acids -Creatine monohydrate -My Eat Yourself Smart article -HALO headset -Superessentials How To Heal Your Joints With Celadrin [00:52:58] Will says: What do you think of the supplement Celadrin. It contains something called esterified fatty acid carbons. Supposedly it is good for joints and tendons. I didn't have much of an idea what this means. I know certain fatty acids (like MCT oils and the like) are good for you but  I wasn't sure about these ones. Can you help us out? In my response, I recommend: -Celadrin on Amazon -Kion Flex -Superessentials fish oil -The olive oil club Ben is a member of What Is The Best Temperature For Hydrotherapy [00:59:10] Sheridan says: I was wondering what temperature you keep your hot tub at when you are doing your heat therapy. Is hotter better? Is there a sweet spot temperature wise or does it depend on what result you are after? In my response, I recommend: -My article on sauna science  
Aug 02, 2018
The New Darling Supplement Of The Anti-Aging Industry (& The Truth About Whether It Actually Works)
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It's no secret that I inject myself with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). It's a bit spendy and a bit uncomfortable, but I do it. Nonetheless, some claim it's not necessary and that one can get all the NAD they need from supplementation. One such supplement that seems to be the current darling of the anti-aging industry is nicotinamide riboside (NR), and find out a bit more about it, I managed to get the discoverer of this "vitamin" on the show. His name is Dr. Charles Brenner. Dr. Brenner is the discoverer of nicotinamide riboside (NR) as a vitamin and a leading expert on NAD, which he calls "the central regulator of metabolism". Originally from Boston, he is a 1983 graduate of Wesleyan University, who worked in biotech for 5 years before conducting his PhD research in Cancer Biology in the Biochemistry Department of Stanford University. He subsequently performed his post-doctoral fellowship at Brandeis University before launching his independent career at Thomas Jefferson University. He moved to Dartmouth College in 2003, where he made the seminal discovery of the NR kinase pathway to NAD, and he was recruited to the University of Iowa in 2009 as the Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry. Dr. Brenner has been funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the March of Dimes, the Beckman Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Trust, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, the Roy J. Carver Trust, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and has won a number of awards for his research and contributions to innovative education. For example, thanks to technologies that Dr. Brenner developed, it is now possible to determine how any disease or condition interacts the NAD metabolome, which is the set of genes and small molecules that comprise the NAD ecosystem. Dr. Brenner is a founding member of the ChromaDex Scientific Advisory Board and serves as their Chief Scientific Advisor. Since conducting the first clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside in healthy adults, he has continued to conduct research on mechanisms by which NR boosts metabolism and protects against diseases and conditions of metabolic stress in animals and to participate in the safe and evidence-based clinical development of NR. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Brenner enhances his own longevity and anti-aging protocol...8:45 -Why it's best to take NR supplements twice per day...11:00 -The seven specific ways that NAD can get damaged...17:30 -How you can test your own levels of NAD...32:30 -How Dr. Brenner discovered NR as a unique, new vitamin...37:15 -Why niacin in different than NR, and why niacin is not a good way to boost NAD...42:30 -The diseases and conditions that benefit from boosting NAD...48:00 -The connection between NAD, longevity and anti-aging...53:30 -Specific foods that you can eat to increase your NAD availability...1:03:15 -Dr. Brenner's opinion on intravenous NAD and injectable NAD...1:10:15 -Whether TruNiagen is different than any other forms of NR...1:19:30 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -Thrive Market  Get $60 in free groceries + free shipping when you order using my special link! -Kion Coffee  Did you know that only 3% of coffee brands are certified organic? Count Kion Coffee among that elite group, and it tastes amazing too! -Trusii Hydrogen Infused Water Get 30% off your order using promo code “ben” and get an additional 10% off any subscription order. -Organifi Green Juice Use promo code “greenfield” and receive 20% off your order. Resources from this episode: -TruNiagen -My podcast with the NAD injection clinic -New study: A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside in obese men: safety, insulin-sensitivity, and lipid-mobilizing effects -ChromaDex: Response To The Claim Niagen Is Just 'Expensive Vitamin B3' -Dr. Craig Koniver's response when I asked him about NAD IV absorption was to send me this fascinating pdf presentation. -A portion of Tom Ingoglia of the NAD injection clinic's reply to me was as follows: "There is a connexin that shows it (NAD) is crossing in fibroblasts. I want to say that it is connexin 43. There is a membrane channel for NMN too...NR has been around for 5 years. NAD IV has been around for 50..." Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Brenner or me, or about NAD or NR in general? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Jul 28, 2018
My Favorite "Health Hack", How to Get the Best Night of Sleep Possible and How I Took 17 Years off My Biological Age
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I recently spent an entire month in Estonia. It's a small country near the border of Finland and was the site of the 2018 Mind Valley University. I was fortunate to be invited as a Key Teacher at the month-long event and I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with Vishen Lakhiani. Vishen had a few questions for me, and I was also able to answer a few questions from the audience. You can watch the whole interview and check out Mind Valley U here. In my chat with Vishen, you'll discover: -How the remedies to many common maladies are right in front of us in nature if we just know how and where to look... 7:00 -How you can "hack" your environment to mimic that of our ancestors, even if you're relegated to sitting in front of a computer screen all day... 9:30 -The research that shows how much exercise is "too much" for your own situation... 17:00 -What is my favorite "health hack?"... 24:00 -My thoughts on getting the best night of sleep possible... 29:00 -What are my thoughts on "nutrigenomics"?... 42:15 -The one change I made that took 17 years off my biological age... 47:45 -My best advice on how to look good in the buff... 59:30 -And MUCH more! Episode Sponsors: -Omax. Try a box on the house using my special link! -The Thorne Line of Products exclusively at my company Kion. -Gluten Guardian Get 10% off your order using promo code  “greenfield”. -Health IQ Save between 4-33% on your health insurance policy for living a healthy lifestyle. Resources from this episode: -Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy Have a question about anything I talked about in my interview with Vishen? Leave a comment below and I'll get back to you ASAP!
Jul 26, 2018
How Embarrassing Gas, Bloating & Constipation Happens (& How To Get Rid Of It Forever)
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For the millions, including me, that have had to deal with bloating and abdominal discomfort alone or accompanied by constipation, diarrhea or both, life can get pretty miserable. New research shows that the problems start with methane producing bacteria. Left untreated, these out-of-place bacteria feed off the foods you eat and create methane gas that leaves you bloated and uncomfortable. Dr. Ken Brown, today's guest, is an expert at how to permanently fix this issue. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical School, and completed his fellowship in gastroenterology in San Antonio, Texas.  He is a board certified gastroenterologist and has been in practice for over 15 years with a clinical focus on inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Brown declares that his mission is to bridge the gap between medical and natural science. For over a decade he has been conducting clinical research for various pharmacologic companies. Dr. Brown recognized an unmet need for something natural that could help his IBS patients find real relief.  After developing the only all-natural, clinically proven answer for IBS and bloating for over 6 years, ATRANTIL (ahh-tron-teel) launched in the summer of 2015.  Dr. Brown developed Atrantil to help those suffering from the symptoms of IBS which we now know are caused by bacterial overgrowth. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why bloating occurs in the first place...10:00 -The very best test to determine the source of your bloating...18:00 -The mechanism by which polyphenol would get rid of bloating, and the fascinating action of "postbiotics"...24:00 -The South American herb "Quebracho", and how it can disrupt hydrogen production and kill archaebacteria in the gut...42:00 -How horse chestnut and peppermint work together to get rid of bloating and gas, and also to heal the gut...47:30 -Whether the three ingredients in Atrantil have been studied for efficacy in the gut...52:00 -The best way for people to get Atrantil, how long to take it, and after every meal...1:03:45 -And much more! Episode Sponsors: -Daily Harvest Get 3 cups for FREE using promo code "ben". -Gainswave and FemiWave. For increased vitality in your sexual health. Get 30% off your first treatment using my links! -Kion Serum Anti-Aging serum. -Blue Apron Prepared Meals. The leading meal delivery service in the U.S. Use my link and get $30 off your first order! Resources from this episode: -Get Atrantil here - enter code “BEN” at checkout for 15% off of your purchase -Viome microbiome test -The FODMAP diet -CBD Oil  -My podcast on "Restore" with Dr. Zach Bush Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Brown or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gas and one of us will reply!
Jul 21, 2018
The Rain Barrel Effect: How a 6,000 Year Old Secret Holds the Answer to Getting Well, Losing Weight, and Feeling Alive Again.
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My guest today is Dr. Stephen Cabral, a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute and author of the new book "The Rain Barrel Effect: How a 6,000 Year Old Secret Holds the Answer to Getting Well, Losing Weight, and Feeling Alive Again!". At 17 years old, Stephen Cabral was diagnosed with a life-altering illness and given no hope for recovery. For many years, he suffered endlessly, day after day after day. It was only after Stephen traveled all over the world and discovered how to combine ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art Naturopathic & Functional Medicine did he understand how to fully rebalance the body and re-energize it with life. Dr. Cabral and his team have completed over 250,000 client appointments in their online and in-person practice in Boston, MA. He uses Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plans to help people rebalance their mind and body to recover from auto-immune, thyroid, fatigue, hormone, weight gain, digestive, childhood, mood, skin, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions. Within the The Rain Barrel Effect, it turns out the answer is simpler than we think and it lies in the oldest form of medicine in the world. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Stephen discovered the Rainbarrel Effect after suffering a debilitating illness at age 17... 7:45 -The 6,000 year old tradition of the five treatments of Pancha Karma that Stephen discovered... 19:00 -The diet of mung beans and ghee that can be used to enhance detoxification... 25:30 -Why Stephen has patients purge by "throwing up" following a concoction of salt water and milk intake... 32:00 -How to use a "Swedana" steam bath to induce detoxification... 41:00 -The fascinating history of heat therapy and sauna... 45:30 -The "modern" Pancha Karma 1-2-3 detox protocol Dr. Cabral has developed... 52:00 -Why you should lie on your right side during a coffee enema... 58:00 -And much more! Episode Sponsors: -Kion Coffee Hands down, the healthiest, best tasting cup of coffee you've ever had. -Atantril  Use promo code "ben" and receive 15% off your order! -Organifi Try their "Golden Milk." Use promo code "greenfield" to get 20% off your order! -Onnit Elk protein bars. Also has bison and bacon. Save 10% off your order using my special link! Resources from this episode: -The Rain Barrel Effect: How a 6,000-Year-Old Secret Holds the Answer to Getting Well, Losing Weight, and Feeling Alive Again! -Organic Triphala herbs for inducing bowel movement -Swedana steam bath therapy on Amazon -Jumpsport mini trampoline -Dry skin brush -Organic Banyan Botanicals sesame oil -Stainless steel coffee enema kit -Balloon Intranasal Adjustment -Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies -Eliminating Environmental Toxins Through Panchakarma Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Stephen or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/rain and one of us will reply!
Jul 19, 2018
Forsaking A Relentless Pursuit Of A Better Body: How To Find More Purpose & Meaning In "Fitnessing" & Make A Bigger Difference In The World.
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Three years ago, I read two life-changing books that completely transformed the way that I think about my own purpose and meaning in life, and whether I'm truly making a difference in the world or whether I'm simply engaged in a relentless pursuit of "fitnessing" without actually making an impact in anyone's life. The books - titled "Unfinished" and "Hole In The Gospel" - were written by author Rich Stearns, the president of a company called World Vision - a global Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Within just a few weeks of reading the books, my children and I had "adopted" a little girl from Ethiopia, who we send gifts and financial support to each month. We'd also begun volunteering more in our local community and doing a better job teaching others about the importance of purpose and passion in life, love and relationships, and belief in a higher power. These are all values I highlight in my article: "Five Quotes I Live By, Three Keys To Happiness, Two Questions To Ask Yourself & One Must-Do Thought Experiment." Now, when it comes to helping care for and support others and equipping others on this planet to experience a more fulfilling life,  I'm about to take things to the next level. How? By supporting World Vision's bold initiative called the "THRIVE" Economic Empowerment program. THRIVE is based on the fact that millions of people in the most impoverished parts of the world are smallholder farmers who lack access to the knowledge, capital, markets, technology, and information they need to build thriving businesses. World Vision’s fully integrated, proven approach to economic empowerment is designed to equip these hardworking men and women to move from surviving to - you guessed it - thriving. Ultimately, this helps hardworking families break the cycle of extreme poverty for good. My guest on today's podcast, Christopher Shore, is the Chief Development Officer of this entire "THRIVE" Economic Empowerment program. Now in his 20th year with World Vision, Chris works on issues which contribute to the work of THRIVE – specifically building improved and resilient livelihoods for smallholder farmers. Chris began partnering with World Vision on microfinance issues while working for the Mennonite Economic Development Associates. He joined World Vision as National Director in Romania in 1997. He moved to California to lead World Vision’s microfinance and economic development work starting in 2001, and was largely focused on microfinance. Chris founded VisionFund International in 2003 and handed leadership to Scott Brown in 2006. That same year Chris turned his attention to the non-microfinance aspects of economic development, and began World Vision’s Natural Environment and Climate Issues group, which he led full-time starting in 2008. In 2011 Chris became one of the architects of Securing Africa’s Future in Tanzania – now THRIVE. In 2013 he led that work for East and West Africa, and in 2015 moved to World Vision USA. Chris is Canadian, lives in Southern California, is married to Dr. Susan Shore, and is father to Andrew and Katrina. He enjoys cycling, gardening, and woodworking. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking concept of generational poverty and how a vicious cycle persists from generation to generation in many countries in Africa, from Tanzania to Rwanda and beyond...18:15 -How THRIVE shifts mindsets to an understanding that every person has great value, and possesses the power and responsibility to move from dependency to dignity...27:30 -The "bank" that THRIVE then helps each farmer to create in their local community to create end-to-end business of farming...31:45 -The importance of natural resource management and how THRIVE helps farmers manage their on-farm soil, vegetation, and water management, and to manage and rehabilitate forests, watersheds, and grasslands...41:40 -How THRIVE teaches emergency and situational awareness and teaches the farmers how to manage investments and risks and needs information to deal with shocks, emergencies, and change around them...52:00 -The way that hardworking farmers finally have the ability to consistently feed their children nutritious food; send them to school; cover bills for basic healthcare; build a house made of brick with a metal roof instead of mud, sticks, and straw; and reinvest in their businesses...57:00 -How you can support this entire program and even visit Africa to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and see the THRIVE initiative in action...1:04:30 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -Thrive Market You get $60 off your first order, free shipping and a 30 day free trial when you use my special link! -Kion Flex An all in one joint-support, soreness-reducing and workout-recovery solution. -Omax 3 A 94% pure Omega 3 fatty acid. Click on my special link and try a box of Omax 3 for free! -Organifi Get a 20% discount on everything using promo code "greenfield." Resources from this episode: -The THRIVE Economic Empowerment program at World Vision -GetKion.com -The Christian Gratitude Journal -The documentary Icarus  -My interview with Joel Salatin, author of "Pigness of Pigs" -Hole in the Gospel -Unfinished Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/worldvision and one of us will reply!
Jul 14, 2018
387: How Much Alcohol Makes You Fat, The Best Exercises For Getting Smarter, Good Vs. Bad MSG & More!
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https://BenGreenfieldFitness.com/387  July 12, 2018, Q&A Episode 387: How Much Alcohol Makes You Fat, Is MSG Natural Or Not, and Is Smoked Salmon Healthy? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:06:43] Squats make you smart. Science says... Physical activity combined with learning seems to be an amazing tool for schoolchildren in Finland - meaning actually “working out” while you learn. Why us Homo sapiens are so damn good at endurance running compared to other animals. 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells and doubles metabolism. Why medieval antibiotics work. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. 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Pick some up at GetKion.com -GAINSwave - GAINSWave is a safe, non-invasive, non-drug treatment to enable better stiffness, better gettin-it-on, and better climaxes. To learn more go to GAINSWave.com/Ben and find a provider near you. -Tru Niagen - Tru Niagen restores your body’s natural balance of NAD every time you take it and you can get some at truniagen.com. -Gluten Guardian - If you’re at all sensitive to gluten (and even if you’re not, but just concerned about cross contamination, like we all should be)... then I recommend heading over to glutenguardian.com/greenfield You can save 10% off the already discounted price, with the code GREENFIELD. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: JULY - July 14 - 15, 2018: Train to Hunt Nationals, Mesa, Colorado. Nationals are right around the corner and I'm eager to take the podium! If you are a hunter, then you understand how fitness can impact your season. There's no better way to prepare than through Train to Hunt challenges. Learn more here. - July 19, 2018: Ancestral Health Symposium, Bozeman, Montana. "AHS" is a scientific conference which provides a forum so that learning and qualified discussion on all areas of human health can take place. Most noteworthy, at this conference you will go beyond diet and learn about the latest research across a wide range of topics, all united by an evolutionary perspective. speakers present on topics including diet, movement, sleep, stress, epigenetics, and more. Join me this summer!  AUGUST - August 17 - 19, 2018: Colorado Rockies Ultra Beast and Sprint Weekend, Breckenridge, Colorado. The mountain is calling! This is an extra-special Spartan race. Team members from my company, Kion, and I are competing together in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Experience the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries and traverses. See you there! FUTURE - October 14-16, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate your curiosity about health and amplify your life journey. Registration is now open, secure your spot here. - October 11 - 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat. Runga is going to Napa! Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We’ve rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America– Napa Valley. We’ve thought of everything that you could possibly need to gently “press the reboot button” on your body and completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength, and spirit. Join the waitlist! - December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. - June 23 to July 7, 2019: Swiss Retreat and Liver Detox, Swiss Alps, Switzerland.  Join me for an immersive health retreat on the Swiss Alps in 2019.  Just click here to know more or reserve your spot now. -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:14:30] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How Much Alcohol Makes You Fat? [00:41:13] Margie says:  I listened to the podcast about alcohol twice but I still have three questions: 1- Does alcohol really slow or halt your body's ability to metabolize fat enough to cause weight gain? 2- If it does, would anything that has a sedative effect (calms the nervous system) do the same thing? 3- Is a daily dose of alcohol safe for the liver to detoxify every day? In my response, I recommend: - My podcast on alcohol "Does Alcohol Really Make You Fat, Which Alcohol Is Healthiest, Hidden Ingredients In Alcohol & Much More: The Ultimate Alcohol Damage Mitigation Guide." -The MEOS Pathway -Ben Lynch's Stratagene podcast Is MSG Natural Or Not? [01:01:30] Meg says:  I am wondering if you could take a deep dive into MSG. My son and I have a disagreement as to whether or not we should partake. I've heard for so long that it should be avoided but my son says that it is safe and that it is a naturally occurring compound in vegetables. He sprinkles extra MSG on his food but I avoid it like that plague. What gives?   Is Smoked Salmon Healthy? [01:07:24] Alex says:  Obviously, we all know about the dangers of smoked meat (classified as a strong carcinogen) but it is very difficult to find info on smoked salmon. Salmon is a touted as a super food but I am keen to find out your thoughts on whether smoked salmon has the same benefits or if it is more like smoked meats, that we should be avoiding? In my response, I recommend: -Smoked Salmon from Thrive Market -My interview with Dr. Ben Lynch (including the part about Stratagene for evaluating histamine intolerance) Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!  
Jul 12, 2018
The Ultimate Guide To Beating Chronic Fatigue With Specific Vitamins, Minerals, Biohacks & More - A Conversation With Dr. Sarah Myhill.
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This month, I read two of the better books I've read lately on functional medicine, chronic fatigue and health concepts that it seems not many people are talking about these days. In other words, I folded over a lot of pages in these books! Both were written by the same author: Dr. Sarah Myhill. Doctor Sarah Myhill is a British doctor running her own specialist M.E. clinic in Knighton Wales, United Kingdom. Her website is an extensive resource of articles and information based on her treatment of patients, and runs to 920 webpages with over 6 million individual visits. Dr. Myhill's view is that the disease is characterised by a cellular metabolic mitochondrial dysfunction and has published several studies. Dr. Myhill has treated in excess of 10,000 CFS/ME sufferers over her 30 year career. The first book, "Sustainable Medicine: whistle-blowing on 21st century medical practice", is based on the premise that twenty-first century Western medicine—driven by vested interests—is failing to address the root causes of disease. Symptom-suppressing medication and “polypharmacy” have resulted in an escalation of disease and a system of so-called “health care,” which more closely resembles “disease care.” In this book, author Dr. Sarah Myhill aims to empower people to heal themselves by addressing the underlying causes of their illness. She presents a logical progression from identifying symptoms, to understanding the underlying mechanisms, to relevant interventions and tests and tools with which to tackle the root causes. She writes: “It’s all about asking the question ‘why?’” Sustainable Medicine covers a wide range of symptoms including inflammation (infection, allergy, autoimmunity), fatigue, pain, toxic symptoms, deficiency symptoms, and hormonal symptoms. And Dr. Myhill includes a toolbox of treatments for specific illnesses and ailments, as well as a general approach to avoiding and treating all disease. Finally, she offers a series of case histories to show how people have successfully taken control of their health and healed even in the face of the most discouraging symptoms—all without the harmful interventions of 21st century Western medicine. The second book, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis " is just as good. In this book, details the practical application of her successful and comprehensive treatment approach for CFS/ME. Key chapters include: -The clinical picture of CFS: CFS symptoms list, medical tests for chronic fatigue -Mitochondria and chronic fatigue syndrome: energy powerhouse, mitochondrial failure, implications for major organs, vital tests -Treating mitochondrial failure -Foundations for recovery - the Dr Myhill CFS protocol with tips for CFS help: rest and pacing, vitamins and minerals, Vegepa for CFS, sleep, diet, allergies, digestion, detoxification & antioxidants -Related health issues: avoiding viral infections, hormonal disturbances in CFS, the contraceptive pill and HRT, oxygen supply, psychological aspects of CFS, the right exercise -Toxic and viral causes of CFS: chemical poisoning, chronic infections, pain -Practical CFS help: where to start (rest, nutritional supplements, Vegepa for ME, sleep, stone age diet, treating mitochondrial dysfunction, correcting hormones, detoxing, avoiding infections) During our discussion, you'll discover: -Dr. Myhill's overall philosophy of medicine...6:45 -How Dr. Myhill tests mitochondrial function, and why she feels it's so important...15:30 -What is myalgic encephalitis and how is it any different from chronic fatigue syndrome...21:10 -Why Dr. Myhill uses a fat biopsy to test for detoxification...23:30 -Dr. Myhill's infatuation with Vitamin C and how she uses it to treat chronic fatigue...26:30 -Why Dr. Myhill administers a lot of intravenous magnesium to her patients...33:00 -The fascinating link between the fermenting gut and chronic fatigue...40:15 -What allergic muscles are, and how they are linked to fibromyalgia...51:00 -At the very end of the book, Dr. Myhill has a recipe for live cultures, and why she's not a fan of probiotics...52:00 -Dr. Myhill's recipe for linseed-Paleo-ketogenic bread...54:00 -Why Dr. Myhill focuses on the acid-alkali balance...56:00 -And much more! 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Resources from this episode: -Book: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -Book: Sustainable Medicine: whistle-blowing on 21st century medical practice -The mitochondrial function test that Dr. Myhill discusses -Genova Diagnostics urine test for toxins -American Nutraceuticals Vitamin C How to make a PK bread loaf in five minutes Materials needed: Weighing scales, measuring jug, Nutribullet (or similar effective grinding machine - do not attempt to do this with a pestle and mortar – I know – I have tried and failed) Cup in which to weigh the linseed Mixing bowl Wooden spoon A 500 grams (or one pound in weight) loaf baking tin One teaspoon of sunshine salt (or sea salt) Dollop of coconut oil or lard Cooking oven that gets to at least 220 degrees Paper towels Wire rack for cooling Recipe: Take 250gms whole linseed. You could purchase in 250gm packs and that saves weighing it! Use dark or golden linseed grains - the golden grains produce a brown loaf, the dark a black one.  Do not use commercially ground linseed – the grinding is not fine enough, also it will have absorbed some water already and this stops it sticking together in the recipe.  If you purchase linseed in bulk then you must weigh it really accurately in order to get the proportion of water spot on! No raising agent is required. Pour half the linseed into the NutriBullet together with one rounded teaspoon of sunshine salt. Grind into a fine flour. Use the flat blade to get the finest flour. Grind until the machine starts to groan and sweat with the effort! You need a really fine flour to make a good loaf. This takes about 30 seconds. The finer you can grind the flour the better it sticks together and the better the loaf.  I do this in 2 batches or the blades “hollow out” the mix so that half does not circulate and grind fully. Pour the ground flour into a mixing bowl.  Repeat the above with the second half of seeds and add to mixing bowl.  Whilst this is grinding, measure the water you need. Add in exactly 270ml water (not a typo – 270 it is!). Chuck it all in at once, do not dribble it in. Stir it with a wooden spoon. Keep stirring. It will thicken over the course of 30 seconds. Keep stirring until it becomes sticky and holds together in a lump. The amount of water is critical! When it comes to cooking I am a natural chucker in of ingredients and hope for the best. But in this case – you must measure! Initially, this will look as if you have added far too much water! Keep stirring. Use your fingers to scoop up a dollop of coconut oil or lard. Use this to grease the baking tin. Your hands will be covered in fat which means you can pick up your sticky dough without it sticking to your hands. Use your hands to shape the dough until it has a smooth surface.  Drop it into the greased baking tin. Spend about 30 seconds doing this. Do not be tempted to knead or fold the loaf or you introduce layers of fat which stop it sticking to itself. This helps prevents the loaf cracking as it rises and cooks (although I have to say it does not matter two hoots if it does. It just looks more professional if it does not!) Let it rest for a few minutes, so it fully absorbs all the water and becomes an integral whole. Rub any excess fat into your skin where it will be absorbed. There is no need to wash your hands after – the basis for most hand creams is coconut oil or lard. (Yes, lard! It amuses me that rendered animal fat is a major export from our local knacker man to the cosmetic industry). Put loaf into the hot oven at least 220° for 60 minutes. Set a timer or you will forget! I always do! I do not think the temperature is too critical - but it must be hot enough to turn the water in the loaf into steam because this is what rises it. I cook on a wood fired stove and the oven temp is tricky to be precise with. That does not seem to matter so long as it is hot! Indeed, I like the flavour of a slightly scorched crust. Wipe out the mixing bowl with a paper towel. This cleaning method is quick and easy. The slightly greasy surface which remains will be ideal for the next loaf. The point here is that fat cannot be fermented by bacteria or yeast and does not need washing off mixing and cooking utensils. My frying pan has not been washed for over 60 years. I know this because my mother never washed it either. When the timer goes off, take It lasts a week kept like this. Freezes well too. When the timer goes off, take loaf out of oven, tip out and allow to cool on a wire rack. Once cool keep in a plastic bag in the fridge. It lasts a week kept like this. Freezes well too. Best used sliced thinly with narrow bladed serrated knife. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Sarah Myhill or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/myhill and one of us will reply!
Jul 07, 2018
The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion
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It's high time to dig into another one of the dog-eared books on my shelf - one of those titles that I folded over, highlighted and scribbled in profusely. The book, entitled, "The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion", claims to solve the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. It's based on the idea that you don’t have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? According to today's podcast guests and the authors of the book - Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson - you can indeed take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Simon Marshall trains the brains of endurance athletes and fitness enthusiasts to become happier and more mentally tough. He is former Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and Professor of Exercise Science at San Diego State University where he was Director of the Graduate Program in Sport & Exercise Psychology. He has published over 100 scientific articles on the psychology of exercise and has been cited in the scientific literature over 10,000 times. He has served as invited expert on exercise science for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Cancer Society. He is currently the Performance Psychologist for the BMC Racing team, an elite WorldTour professional cycling team. As the sherpa-husband of professional triathlete Lesley Paterson, he is the founding member of Team S.H.I.T. (Supportive Husbands in Training), and competes in triathlon or cycling events as the husband of Lesley Paterson. Lesley Paterson is a professional mountain biker, 3-time world champion in off-road triathlon, an Ironman® triathlon champion, endurance coach, and foul-mouthed Scots lassie. Growing up in Scotland, Lesley was the only girl on an all-boys rugby team, which is where she nurtured her love of dirt and dirty words. Banned from the team when puberty struck, she took up cross-country running and triathlon and was soon winning national titles and competing internationally. Lesley founded Braveheart Coaching to train and inspire endurance athletes to compete with passion, toughness, and an unwavering “Braveheart” spirit in overcoming obstacles. Paterson is a trained actress, a screenwriter, and personal trainer to Hollywood actors. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What made Simon and Lesley work on this book together as a dual process...8:45 -What an athletic identity is, and how to form a strong one...12:45 -How to use a self-schema process to build your identity and avoid a damaging "identity mismatch"...20:45 -Why an alter-ego for yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do to form an athletic identity...38:00 -Why rituals seem less and less common in an era of "holding your smartphone for a selfie" before the race...42:30 -Simon and Lesley's best of the best advice for getting through an injury...50:45 -Simon and Lesley's tips for getting outside your comfort zones...1:01:45 -A thumb tapping exercise for increasing your tolerance to pain and getting outside your comfort zone...1:10:15 -And much more! Episode Sponsors: -Kion Flex. A bioavailable blend to support joint comfort, mobility and flexibility, and bone health.Use discount code "benflex10" and receive 10% off your first order of Kion Flex! -Onnit! You've got to try their new Elk bar. Not only is elk one of the most flavorful, but it's high in Vitamin B and many other vital nutrients. Save 10% off your order from Onnit using my special link! -Trusii Molecular, hydrogen-infused water. They've just released the H2 Elite X, a combination water/inhalation system. Get 30% off their H2 Now tablets when you enter the code "ben" at checkout. -Harry's Razors. The best shave you'll ever experience. Get their full trial set for FREE at harrys.com/greenfield. Resources from this episode: -The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion -Ben's first ever podcast interview (with triathlete Angela Naeth) -Ben's interview with Andy Murphy Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Simon, Lesley or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/braveathlete and one of us will reply!
Jul 05, 2018
Insider Secrets To Multi-Day Fasting, What Kind Of Fasting Burns The Most Fat, Boosting Your Own Stem Cells, Diet Variation, Feast-Famine Cycles & More With Dr. Dan Pompa.
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Dr. Dan Pompa is one of my favorite guys to hang with. Hailing from Park City, Utah, he is considered to be an icon in the alternative health and wellness industry, traveling across the country educating practitioners, chiropractic docs and the general public on the root causes of inflammation driven diseases such as Weight Loss Resistance, Hypothyroid, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders and other chronic conditions. He's especially smart and well-educated when it comes to fasting, ketosis and detoxification: three topics we tackle on today's show (Pompa was also a guest on one of my most comprehensive episodes on cellular toxicity). He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University, graduating second in his class. His authority today, however, is rooted in his own personal battle, having overcome serious neurotoxic illness and heavy metal poisoning using the cellular detoxification strategies learned in his journey back to health. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Dan experienced after the exosome and stem cell treatment in Park City, Utah...11:00 -Dan's best tips for achieving a multi-day fast, and why he fasted for six days prior to his own stem cell injections...14:15 -Which supplements to take while fasting...17:00 -What kind of water to drink while you are fasting, and why dry-fasting burns more fat...34:00 -The best way to filter the water in your house...39:00 -The insider deep dive into diet variation and the "feast/famine" cycle...44:00 -How to follow the 5-1-1 rule for knowing which days to eat carbs, which days to eat fat and which days to fast...59:30 -Why you shouldn't follow a ketogenic diet year round...1:12:15 -Why Dan's children fast and how he gets kids to fast (his son fasted for 12 days)...1:15:00 -The fasting challenge with 100,000 people that Dan will be overseeing in October...1:22:30 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dr. Pompa's complete CytoDetox program with all Ben's biohacks included -The November seminar with Dr. Dan Pompa and Ben Greenfield - use code BG50 at checkout -Dan's fasting challenge in October -Full body stem cell treatment video #1 -Full body stem cell treatment video #2 -Ben's hilarious post stem cell surgery video from Facebook   -Valter Longo's new book on fasting -My podcast with Naomi Whittel on cellular autophagy -The supplement "Bind" that Dan uses while fasting  -The supplement "Cytodetox" for cellular detoxification  -The supplement "Fasttonic" for cellular detoxification  -The organic, biodynamic FitVineWine that Ben drinks - use code BEN10 for 10% discount -KDF Whole House Water filtration -Under sink reverse osmosis system -My interview with Dr. Michael Smith on "Returning To An Ancestral Diet" Episode Sponsors: Happy 4th of July, all you Americans! To celebrate, we're taking 20% off every item in the Get Kion online store! To claim your discount, visit getkion.com and use discount code "july20"         ________________________ In addition to their rock-bottom prices, they're offering you $60 worth of organic groceries, plus free shipping, AND a 30 day trial to the Thrive Market membership. Just visit thrivemarket.com/bengreenfield.     ________________________ Omax 3 Ultra Pure - The purest Omega 3 supplement on the market. Get a box of Omax 3 Ultra Pure for FREE! *Some terms and conditions apply.         ________________________ Organifi Gold Get 20% off Organifi Gold or Organifi Red - or a Green Juice if you prefer.               ________________________ Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dan or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/feastfamine and one of us will reply!
Jun 30, 2018
How To Reverse Type II Diabetes, Create Billion Dollar Companies, Win Triathlons With A Fraction Of The Normal Training Time & Much More: The Sami Inkinen Podcast
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Sami Inkinen is the CEO & Founder of San Francisco based Virta Health. Virta is an online specialty medical clinic that reverses type 2 diabetes safely and sustainably, without the risks, costs, or side effects of medications or surgery. Sami is also an active investor in companies advancing human health and performance as an angel investor and Venture Partner at Obvious Ventures. Previously, Sami was a co-founder, COO and President of Trulia until it’s IPO and eventual sale for $3.6B. Sami, an avid athlete, is a triathlon world champion in his age group, and recently rowed across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii unsupported with his wife at a record speed to raise awareness about healthy nutrition. Sami received his Masters in Physics from the Helsinki University of Technology and MBA from Stanford University. The last time Sami and I spoke in the podcast How To Maximize Triathlon Success With Minimal Training Time, we discussed how Sami has a busy work life that only allows him a maximum of about 12 hours per week to train, and in that interview, he revealed his secrets, including: -What 99% of Ironman triathletes do wrong… -How a typical week of Sami’s triathlon training goes… -Sami’s top swim sessions and strategies (including the use of a swimming snorkel)… -How the combination of indoor cycling and a Computrainer can save you tons of time... -Sami’s top run workout on the track… -How Sami uses something called Restwise to track recovery, and what he really thinks about other training recovery tools… -What Sami eats and what he avoids eating… -And much more! Now Sami's back, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -The story of Sami's crazy low-carb rowing adventure to Hawaii, fueled by dehydrated vegetables, jerky and nuts...8:30 -What Sami's been up to with the creation of Virta Health...18:15 -How Virta Health works in a shockingly effective way to reverse Type II diabetes...26:45 -How Sami is quantifying his health, his sleep, his fitness and other lifestyle parameters...34:00 -What Sami's diet looks like now...42:30 -Dr. Steven Phinney's thoughts on the dangers of fasting...48:00 -The supplements Sami takes or does not take for maintaining a low-carb lifestyle, anti-aging and beyond...52:00 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Maximize Triathlon Success With Minimal Training Time -Sami Inkinen -The Virta Health Website -USWellnessMeats -Dr. Steven Phinney's thoughts on the dangers of fasting Episode Sponsors: Blue Apron offers "A Better Way to Cook!" Enjoy a savings of $30 off your first order using our special link!       Kion Flex: If you've had a difficult workout the day prior or you're excessively sore, pop 4-6 Kion Flex on an empty stomach – preferably in the morning on an empty stomach. If your stomach isn't empty in the morning because you're an early eater, simply save this supplement for the evening and take it before bed. Use coupon code "benflex10" and receive 10% off your order!           Enjoy increased sexual performance with Gains Wave for men, and Femi Wave for the ladies! Get 30% off your first treatment using our special links. Gainswave.com/ben  Femiwave.com/ben.             Get lower health insurance rates if you’re conscious of your health! Visit healthiq.com/ben for a free quote.     Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Sami or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/sami2 and one of us will reply!
Jun 28, 2018
The Little-Known Healing Method Of Myorhythmic Release That Combines Sound, Movement, Breath & More!
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A couple months ago, in Sedona, Arizona, I laid on a "sound-healing table", where a guy named Poranguí proceeded to blast my body with everything from a didgeridoo to a gong to a flute, all blended with deep tissue massage work and an immersive musical and sound healing experience unlike any I've ever experienced. So who is this guy? Coming from a lineage of traditional healers in his family, Poranguí's cross-cultural background and study in both indigenous and occidental settings around the world inform his rich therapeutic bodywork practice. His technique - called "Myorhythmic Release" - combines the healing properties of sound, movement and breath as integral parts of our physical, emotional and energetic well-being. Experienced in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities as a Licensed Massage Therapist, his education includes over 15 years of study and practice with an interdisciplinary degree from Duke University in Integrative Health. Also an accomplished musician, Poranguí has performed, recorded and toured internationally. He combines his intimate understanding of bodywork and sound to engage the physical and energetic bodies and promote transformative healing. Poranguí intuits where you need release and healing by drawing on ancient and modern wisdom including: -Sonic Healing Tools -Indigenous medicine practices from Brasil, Mexico and the Southwestern US -Traditional Chinese Medicine -Thai Bodywork -Vedic Energy Centers -Reflexology -Myofascial Therapy -Trigger-point -Cranio-sacral Integration -Cymatic Sound Therapy In addition to his hands, Poranguí may use several sonic tools as needed to facilitate the healing process during the session: crystal & metal tuning forks, Tibetan prayer bowls, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, voice and a variety of other indigenous percussion. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Poranguí developed his unique healing methods and indigenous medicine practices he learned from Brazil, Mexico and the Southwestern USA...15:00 -Why Poranguí begins with the breath, and why Ben found the style of breathing that Poranguí taught him to be so difficult...20:15 -How Poranguí uses a giant sound massage table to blast the body with sound during the massage...46:00 -The science behind a Swiss researcher named Hans Jenny and cymatic sound therapy...50:45 -How Poranguí uses sonic healing tools and instruments, including crystal & metal tuning forks, Tibetan prayer bowls, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, voice and a variety of other indigenous percussion... -And much more... Episode sponsors: -KionU Ready to take your health business to the next level? KionU is a world-class personalized coaching certification in mind, body, and spirit optimization. This unique, comprehensive program is full of cutting-edge, research-based solutions that incorporate both ancestral wisdom and modern science. Find out more!  -Four Sigmatic Ten Mushroom Blend  -True Niagen Restore your body’s natural balance of NAD. -Daily Harvest Get your first 3 cups FREE!  Use promo code “ben” at checkout. Resources from this episode: -Porangui's website -Magic Chocolate, Holotropic Breathwork, Grounding, Earthing, Vortexes, Crystals & More With Shamangelic Healer Anahata Ananda. -How Sound Healing Works, Why Most Music Is At The Wrong Frequency, The Best Music For Sleep & Much More With Wholetones Composer Michael Tyrrell. -The Flexound HUMU sound pillow  -3M mouth tape -Nasal strips to keep nasal passages open -Hans Jenny -My podcast interview with Dr. Zach Bush -The Hoover Didgeridoo vacuum cleaner track -Compact travel didgeridoo -Porangui's music -The track featuring didgeridoo Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Porangui or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/soundhealing and one of us will reply!
Jun 23, 2018
How To Use Your Mind To Heal Your Body, Imagination For Healing, Defying Death, Embracing Immortality & Much More With Dr. Gerald Epstein.
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After I published the podcast Should Christians Do Yoga? How To Combine Energy Medicine & Religion, Flat Earth Christianity, Transcendental Meditation, Anti-Aging & More With Pastor Toby Sumpter, one of my Jewish friends reached out to me and said:  "The Christians and Yoga podcast was interesting, if you are interested in the Jewish take on that - I have summarized it below as succinctly as possible: 1. Jews believe in 5 levels of the soul. Nefesh is the lowest level and is as the Bible says resides in the blood - which while meridians don't travel exactly along with the blood, this is clearly described as an energy in the body and is consistent with chi. The second level is Ruach and means wind - there are different aspects of chi that are consistent with both of these descriptions. Above this level is when you talk about breath of life stuff in the interview, be aware that the 3rd level is called Neshama which means breath and is higher in the cause and effect ladder extending to the Divine. We believe the highest level actually resides in God. 2. Many Jews including myself believe that many of the traditions of the east originated with Abraham, it says in Genesis that he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them to the east. Most mystics believe those became the teachings of the east. Those teachings were occult in nature and some of course have degenerated into idolatry. 3. The prophets were adept meditators with remarkable meditative techniques. What many don't know is that there were schools of the prophets, most didn't just wake up and start prophesying, they studied in academy's where complex techniques using music, chanting, and certain postures were employed. 4. Hatha yoga as is commonly known is so far removed from its origins that it has essentially become sanitized in its reference to religion and so for Jews it would be ok. Chanting one needs to be careful of and the words meaning should be investigated carefully. "Om" is problematic if it is chanted in its traditional form in Hinduism which would violate the 2nd commandment. IMHO, kundalini separated from its own spiritual teachings without a qualified teacher of the tradition is dangerous and with them while deep and holding many truths are not consistent with the Bible. 5. There is debate in Jewish circles about Reiki since symbols are used but most who know the origin of those symbols say there is nothing that would contradict the Bible. 6. Masters of qi for example can help heal people of various things, this isn't spiritual though, most see it as a valid branch of medicine and so it's not uncommon for TCM doctors to have nice practices in orthodox jewish communities. 7. All the above being said - each treatment, technique, workout, and meal should be linked to God if we are to be biblical minded people. It is why Jew's say a blessing before everything - to make sure we do so with the proper intention. 8. One needs to be conscious of Matthew's saying about not serving 2 masters. Most don't realize that it echoes the 7th commandment as we believe that along with the common belief of what adultery is, it also means dilution, weakening, or mixing of any pure relationship. As my teacher Gerald Epstein, MD reminds me often health, healing, and holiness come from the same root. If it is all about tangible physical healing one can usually make the distinction fairly easily but all of these paths can, if you wish, lead to more ethereal and spiritual experiences, it is at these levels, one needs to honor the spiritual path you are on, be discerning, and not to have another Master." He then went on to introduce me to Dr. Gerald Epstein, his teacher and said that he had used Dr. Epstein's teachings and techniques in his medical practice, where he has seen it shrink metastatic tumors that should have killed his patients years ago. He then proceeded to connect me with Dr. Epstein, who is the guest on today's podcast. Gerald Epstein, M.D., has been a pioneer in the use of mental imagery for treating physical and emotional problems. With more that 40 years of training in the mind, he is a leading proponent of the Western spiritual tradition and its application to healing and therapeutics. Dr. Epstein maintains a private practice in New York City and is a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York's Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He has lectured and taught worldwide. He founded and directs the American Institute for Mental Imagery (AIMI). As a NYS Regents Chartered School, AIMI offers courses to the general public in healing and the western spiritual path as well certificate programs for licensed mental health professionals. He is a recipient of a National Institutes of Health Grant in Alternative Medicine to research the effects of mental imagery in the treatment of bronchial asthma. He has authored several mental imagery classic books and cds including: Healing Visualizations: Creating Health Through Imagery, Healing Into Immortality, The Phoenix Process, Kabbalah For Inner Peace and The Natural Laws of Self-Healing. In 2012, he was awarded "Imagery Person of the Year" by Imagery International. Most recently, he completed the "Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery: Colette Aboulker-Muscat's 2100 Visualization Exercises for Personal Development, Healing and Self-Knowledge" Dr. Gerald Epstein's focus is using the power of imagination for healing and he has studied this in Christian and Jewish and even Sufi perspectives. His main teacher was a remarkable woman who lived in Jerusalem - she had people come from all over the world to see her and she would lead them through mental imagery exercises that would heal them (there are some amazing stories there we delve into in today's podcast). He left traditional psychiatry to study with this woman and learn her path, and he also has written some interesting things about how Freudian psychoanalysis is an anti-biblical approach. In Judaism, death is a perversion. One of his main focuses is on immortality - and his upcoming book is entitled We Are Not Meant to Die. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating story of the teacher Dr. Epstein met in Jerusalem and the fringe mental imagery exercises he learned from her...9:15 -How some people sleep less than an hour a night, eat barely anything at all, and still function just fine...32:00 -How Dr. Epstein practically uses the power of imagination for healing...45:15 -Why Dr. Epstein believes every physical malady is related to a social or a spiritual disturbance...53:00 -How to detox the liver through visualization...59:30 -What Dr. Epstein means when he says "We Are Not Meant To Die" and his current studies on immortality...1:08:00 -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Dr. Gerald Epstein's books on Amazon -The Healing Field: Exploring Energy & Consciousness -Miracle Noodles by Dr. Jonathan Carp Episode Sponsors:  -KionU Ready to take your health business to the next level? KionU is a world-class personalized coaching certification in mind, body, and spirit optimization. This unique, comprehensive program is full of cutting-edge, research-based solutions that incorporate both ancestral wisdom and modern science. Find out more! -Vuori Clothing is the only athletic clothing you'll see me wearing these days. It looks and feels great! Use promo code "Ben25" and receive 25% off your order. -Aaptiv Get a 6-month trial for FREE! Just use promo code "podtrial." -Organifi Get 20% off your order with discount code "greenfield." Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Epstein or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/epstein and one of us will reply!
Jun 21, 2018
The Intriguing Science Of Building Biology (Along With A Complete Analysis & Surprising Results From Ben Greenfield's So-Called "Biohacked Home")
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I recently hired certified building biologist Brian Hoyer to do a full day "dirty electricity" and biological health analysis of my entire "biohacked home" in Spokane, WA (the same home I write about in this book), and he found some pretty shocking and surprising issues. For example... ...when I'm inside my low EMF infrared sauna (which we tested and found was indeed low EMF), my body is getting exposed to cell tower transmissions and radio waves and being "as an antenna" to propagate those waves (we discuss solutions in the episode)... ...the master bedroom of my house is actually located over a geothermal stressor area (which causes large amounts of magnetic field exposure) and the mattress itself is propagating and magnifying this electromagnetic signal, and there are hefty amounts of radio and cell phone tower signals pouring in through the bedroom walls... ...my twin boys are being exposed to nearly twice this amount of electrical stress in their bedroom due in part to their pet dragon lizard lighting and elaborate "Christmas tree" lighting they've decorated their room with... ...my office is mostly protected - thanks in part to the dirty electricity filters I have spread throughout the office - but my so-called "biologically friendly" LED lighting is producing a heavy amount of flicker that is nothing like that of the sun... ...my Molekule air filter had an intense WiFi/Bluetooth signal emitting from it even in sleep mode. Brian disabled it. He actually owns one of these filters too and didn't realize I had one until he investigated and located the WiFi/Bluetooth source with his RF meter. ...my home security system gives off 12 RF/WiFi pulses every time the doors shut or open... ...the dish on the east side of my house is broadcasting WiFi (despite my home not having a WiFi router enabled), leading Brian to recommend putting the dish further from the house and running the cable underground and up through the wall at the same location, or mounting a metal box around it to block the signal from coming toward your home... ...there are four cell phone antennas located within a mile from me... -Ptera antenna 1 3.650 GHZ -Ptera antenna 2 3.650 GHZ -Ptera antenna 3 3.650 GHZ -Ptera antenna 4 3.650 GHZ ...and another four with higher frequencies within three miles from me... -Ptera 18 antennas transmitting at 11 GHZ to 19 GHZ -Ptera 29 antennas transmitting at 11 GHZ to 18 GHZ -T-mobile 8 antennas at 21.8 GHZ and 1 at 19 GHZ -T-mobile 10 antennas at 19 GHZ ...and there are hundreds more transmitting all around my "isolated" home in the forest. Just imagine what it's like in a city or more urban area! Brian's meter only detects up to 8 GHZ, and he doesn't know for sure where those higher frequency cell phone signals are aimed. 5G technology is going to use frequencies up to 100 GHZ, which sounds horrible but, in reality, after about 30 GHZ the waves have a much hard time penetrating solid objects. Up to 30 GHZ, however, can penetrate if there is enough power behind it, and cell phone companies have to ramp up the power going up to 30 GHZ in order to push through solid objects. This is why 5G networks will have to use the higher frequencies in conjunction with the lower ones. When it comes to shielding effectiveness against these issues, Brian highly recommended this article In the podcast, Brian also speaks about another 5G test study. See, the Telecom industry has done many tests to see what the barriers are to the networks working well that they plan to install. These are perfect to look at because technically you'd want to build or outfit your home from these materials. It also gives a good idea on how well the shielding paint will hold up against the higher 5G frequencies. Brian is convinced that the layers of T98 shield paint we discuss in this show will 5G proof my home since the third party test reports on the paint show this - as do the Telecom industry's own studies on materials that attenuate the higher 5G transmissions. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The background behind the ancestral health movement and how it inspired Brian's work... 9:00 -The equipment Brian is using to examine my house... 11:00 Goss Meter. Gigahertz Solutions NFA 30M.  HF Digit Meter by Geovital Protect 1207-I  NFEM Digit Meter Field Probe -Why we should avoid exposure to both dirty and clean electricity... 18:30 -Inside my gym, mostly the sauna... 22:00 Measuring radio frequencies. My body was being used as a radio antenna!!! Measuring electric fields being generated. -My Office...41:00 Measuring the magnetic fields with a NFA 30M Lights are producing a lot of "flicker." Incandescent bulbs don't have "flicker." Looking for devices with Bluetooth capabilities and wifi (spy meter). Stetserizer Micro Search meter is measuring "dirty electricity" in my office. -The Bedroom... 1:01:00 Electricity is very high on my bed. Measuring "geopathic stressors." Radiation that's coming up from the earth. Often associated with "sacred places" around the world. We realize that the springs in my bed are magnetized. Mapping out the lines on the bed. -Solar Panels... 1:23:45 _______________________________________________________ Episode Sponsors: -KionU Ready to take your health business to the next level? KionU is a world-class personalized coaching certification in mind, body, and spirit optimization. This unique, comprehensive program is full of cutting-edge, research-based solutions that incorporate both ancestral wisdom and modern science. Find out more! -Christian Gratitude Journal -Swiss Mountain Retreat with Robyn Openshaw -Relieve gas and bloating with Atrantil. Get a 15% discount with our special link! -Call Health IQ Life Insurance and let them find the best rate for health conscious clients. ________________________________________________________ A few weeks after Brian inspected my home, we caught up on a Skype call to discuss his results and how I can do a better job of minimizing our exposure to electrical and magnetic currents in our home. -What were the biggest problems, and some of the easiest fixes we can do right now?...1:32:00 -What were Brian's concerns with the mattress I use?... 1:39:00 -Can I use the special faraday paint in my bedroom and eliminate the effects of the magnetic forces in my mattress?...1:45:00 -What rooms in my house should I use the faraday paint to shield from electric currents, and what rooms should I not worry about?... 1:53:30 -Brian discusses one possibly problematic area of my home with a parabolic microwave antenna to give us internet... -1:58:00 The dirty electricity filter Brian recommends... 2:07:00 -Brian's advice for those who get overwhelmed with the information and disinformation related to building biology... 2:09:30   Resources from this episode: Brian Hoyer, NTP, Geovital Geobiologist, Shielded Healing LLC -The Geovital website -The non-spring, low EMF mattress Brian recommends -The incandescent, low EMF bulbs that Brian recommends - ChromaLux 100 watt - 150-watt incandescent bulbs or Aerotech Incandescent 100-150 Watts -The Satellite Daytime Mats which can be used for the office -The Greenwave dirty electricity filters Ben uses -Dr. Satchin Panda, expert in circadian biology -T98A Paint by Geo Vital (used by Dr. Mercola to shield your home from electricity.) Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Brian or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/buildingbiology and one of us will reply!
Jun 16, 2018
386: The Best Biohacks For Longevity & Libido, The Magic Of Sprinting, Fighting Psychology & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/386 June 14, 2018 podcast: 386 - The Best Biohacks For Longevity, The Best Biohacks for Libido, and Suppository vs. Vitamins. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:03:55] Looks like morning fasted sprints can really enhance endurance! Want to HIIT it, but Hate Sprinting? 4-Minute-HIIT-Workout using Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Squats + Thrusts w/ 3-kg Dumbbells, and Jumping Jacks Works Almost as Well. Appears my favorite form of working out - HIIT combined with resistance training - is just fine for muscular hypertrophy and strength. Best article on the psychology of the UFC, boxing and fighting I’ve read (in this news flash, I mention my interview with Tony from Box n' Burn) I’m pretty sure this means you should have sex to fight obesity. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:29:17] This podcast is brought to you by: -ONNIT - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. -Thrive Market - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/thrive and save 25% on your purchase and free delivery. -Vuori - Go to vuoriclothing.com, enter the code "BEN25" at checkout, and get 25% off your purchase. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. - June 15 - 17, 2018: Revitalize Conference, Marana, Arizona. Each year, #mbgrevitalize gathers the world's most knowledgeable experts and influential thought leaders for discussions on the future of wellness for you. Join me and dozens of other inspiring leaders in the vibrant Sonoran Desert, the perfect home to revitalize. From spiritual sunrises to star-filled evening skies, this is a special place which will touch your soul. I will lead a nature hike during the conference on Sunday, June 17. Register today! - June 23, 2018: Boise Sprint, Thomas Pence Ranch, Payette, Idaho. Don't let the beautiful scenery of Idaho fool you, this 3+ mile sprint will prove to be a formidable task for even the most seasoned Spartans. Register today and I will see you there! - June 28 - July 22, 2018: Mind Valley U, Tallinn, Estonia. Mindvalley U is a month-long transformational event that is designed to create a university style education model for all ages. This will be one of those things you look back on and say: it changed my life. Mind Valley U will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn, Estonia has one of the highest number of startups per capita and is one of the most cutting-edge tech nations in the world. Sign up, join me, and transform your life! - July 19, 2018: Ancestral Health Symposium, Bozeman, Montana. "AHS" is a scientific conference which provides a forum so that learning and qualified discussion on all areas of human health can take place. Most noteworthy, at this conference you will go beyond diet and learn about the latest research across a wide range of topics, all united by an evolutionary perspective. speakers present on topics including diet, movement, sleep, stress, epigenetics, and more. Join me this summer!  - August 17 - 19, 2018: Colorado Rockies Ultra Beast and Sprint Weekend, Breckenridge, Colorado. The mountain is calling! This is an extra-special Spartan race. Team members from my company, Kion, and I are competing together in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Experience the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries and traverses. See you there! - October 5-7, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate your curiosity about health and amplify your life journey. Registration is now open, secure your spot here. - October 11 - 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat. Runga is going to Napa! Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We’ve rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America– Napa Valley. We’ve thought of everything that you could possibly need to gently “press the reboot button” on your body and completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength, and spirit. Join the waitlist! - December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:27:00] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best Biohacks For Longevity [00:38:29] Ian says:  I am wondering where a good place to start would be when I start purchasing some biohacking devices for longevity. I only have a few thousand dollars kicking around that I want to invest in these devices so if you could point me in the right direction of where to start, I would appreciate it. I am looking forward to purchasing some of your Kion Coffee. In my response, I recommend: -Ancestral Living vs. Modern Biohacking presentation at this year's AHS (see calendar above!) -Neubie - alternative: Compex or MarcPro -PowerPlate vibration platform - alternative: mini-trampoline rebounder -Cold pool - alternative: Luke Storey's freezer hack -NanoVi - alternative: essential oil air diffuser with rosemary -LiveO2 - alternative: TrainingMask - (use code GREEN1 for 20% discount) -JOOVV - alternative: a good fence in your backyard for sun bathing -Vielight - alternative: RadioLab 9 volt battery episode -Infrared Sauna - alternative: a sauna suit + a Biomat -PEMF - PulseCenters - alternative: FlexPulse -Chilipad - alternative: cool mist humidifier -Trusii - alternative: Trusii tabs The Best Biohacks For Libido [01:06:17] Joshua says:  Question about all the experimenting you have done on your penis. I have not been sexually active for about six years and am getting married in a few months. I am interested in doing one of the experiments that you have done to have better sexual performance. I know they are costly, so do you have a suggestion as to which one gives you the best "bang for your buck" - no pun intended. I don't think I have any problems, I am just looking for heightened performance. In my response, I recommend: -Level 1: JOOVV -Level 2: GainsWAVE -Level 3: Exosomes + PRP (the video of Part II of my surgery with Dr. Amy Killan) BUT first address the following: -Zinc (recommend black ant extract) -Vitamin D (recommend Thorne D/K) -Creatine (recommend Thorne Creapure) -Nitric oxide (recommended photobiomodulation with sunlight/JOOVV/Vielight) -Multiorgasmic Male book My testosterone articles on how to biohack testosterone: -Could Lance Armstrong Have Increased His Testosterone Levels Without Cheating? -How Testosterone & Hormone Injections Work (Along With Growth Hormone, Peptides, SARMs, PRP & Much More!) -Biohacking Your Manhood: The Proven Habits, Foods, Exercises, Workouts, Nutrients & Tools That Boost Testosterone & Drive. -How Low Testosterone Can Destroy Your Heart And What You Can Do About It. -The Ultimate Guide To Biohacking Your Testosterone: 17 Ways To Maximize Muscle-Building, Drive & Anti-Aging. -Doubling Your Testosterone Levels, Tactics From The World Of Speed Golf, Primal Endurance & More With Brad Kearns! -#312: How To Increase Testosterone And Decrease Estrogen, Meditation To Replace Sleep, The New Gluten Study And More! -2018 January Men's Health magazine -OneTaste Suppository vs. Vitamins [00:00:00] Thomas says:  As biohackers, why aren't we taking advantage of the higher absorption rate of suppositories? I would rather stick something up my butt than swallow dozens of pills every day. Maybe that is just me? Plus there is the DIY factor. In my response, I recommend: -Glytamins Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!  
Jun 14, 2018
How To Go On A Vision Quest & Embark Upon A Rite Of Passage.
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I first met Tim Corcoran when I was looking for a local plant expert to teach me more about wild plant foraging.  Not only did he come to my house to record this podcast episode, but we also shot a host of videos in which he taught me and my boys how to harvest plants from our land such as wild nettle, mullein, comfrey, oregon grape root, wild mint and beyond. This guy is a true wealth of wilderness knowledge.  As a matter of fact, each year I send my children to attend his wilderness survival camp and also his winter adventure camp. Tim himself is a heart centered father of two brilliant boys and husband to a magnificent wife. Recently, I was talking to Tim about the concept of vision quests and rites of passage - for both youth and adults alike, and he told me about a new program he is creating to achieve just that - a program based on a concept he calls "Purpose Mountain".  Tim is the founder of Purpose Mountain, where he offers Nature Based Purpose Guidance to support people with a love for wild nature who feel a deep yearning and a burning desire to discover their purpose, as well as work with resistance and fears through the Ecology of Self and Voice Dialogue. Tim also serves as co-Director of Twin Eagles Wilderness School, an organization he co-founded with his wife, Jeannine Tidwell, in Sandpoint, Idaho in 2005 dedicated to facilitating deep nature connection mentoring, cultural restoration, and inner tracking. Tim is a leader of men’s groups, holistic rites of passage for boys, and wilderness quests, guiding and initiating men and boys into the new paradigm of the mature masculine. Since 1999, Tim has dedicated his life towards consciously furthering this vision of living in balance with the Earth, community, family, and self. Healing the cultural rift between the mainstream and indigenous cultures, transformational consciousness work, the spiritual journey, ancestral work, deep nature connection, family and health are all deep commitments in his life. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why men and women these days suffer from lack of a proper transition from childhood into adulthood...10:00 -Ancestral societies that have a rite of passage, such as the Australian aborigine walkabout...12:00 -The difference between a vision quest and a rite of passage...17:45 -The right age to embark upon a rite of passage, and why adults should also do a rite of passage...23:00 -Tim's story of how a moose nearly killed him during his rite of passage but eventually became part of his growing experience...44:30 -What a rite of passage actually looks like for a boy vs. a man...55:30 -Why Tim refers to his rite of passage as "Purpose Mountain"...1:09:00 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Twin Eagles Wilderness School -Purpose Mountain -We Are Nature Rising website -My first podcast with Tim about how to find wild edibles in your backyard -My podcast with Paul Chek in which we discuss vision quests and rites of passage -King, Warrior, Magician, Lover book -Way Of The Superior Man book Episode Sponsors -Kion Anti-Aging Skin Serum  -Gainswave Get 30% off your first treatment! -Penguin/Random House Audiobooks  Sign up and your first audio book is free! -Organifi Use promo code “greenfield” and get 20% off your order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tim or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/purpose and one of us will reply!
Jun 09, 2018
Barefoot Strong: Unlock the Secrets to Movement Longevity.
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As one of the fastest growing areas within medicine, the anti-aging business is now a $122 billion dollar industry with researchers dedicating their careers to finding the fountain of youth. Whether it be copper peptides or acai supplements, most of the anti-aging industry focuses on limited aspects of eternal youth and vitality. But my guest on today's podcast believes it is time to apply the latest research into a new area of anti-aging medicine she calls "movement longevity". In her new book Barefoot Strong: Unlock the Secrets to Movement Longevity, Podiatrist & Human Movement Specialist Dr. Emily Splichal explores the science behind barefoot training and how this often overlooked area of health and fitness is actually the secret to youthful movement. As an internationally-renown educator on barefoot training, Dr. Emily has traveled the world exploring the concept of movement efficiency from the ground up. Through barefoot science, fascial fitness and neuromuscular conditioning, she will show you how to survive the unnatural conditions of today’s shod society and optimize your movement patterns. From barefoot activation exercises, to vitamin supplements to protect your peripheral nerves, Barefoot Strong is a go-to guide to ensure years of efficient movement – one step at a time. As a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation, Dr. Splichal has developed a keen eye for movement dysfunction and neuromuscular control during gait. Functional and Regenerative Medicine and the role of anti-aging science as it relates to movement longevity is where Dr Splichal's passion is focused and has led to her notoriety within Podiatry. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Emily means by the term "movement longevity"...10:15 -How do you determine your foot type and why is that important...13:00 -What a plantar receptor is and why you should care about it...21:30 -What a pre-activation response, and it's fascinating relationship to injures in Cirque de Soleil dancers...30:30 -How to setup your own foot core activation cascade...38:00 -The dangers of modanifinil (Provigil), Adderal and microdosing...49:00 -Why Emily is not a fan of Kegel exercises...53:15 -How you can release the hips and why that is important for your feet...59:30 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Alchemist's Kitchen in New York City -Book: Barefoot Strong: Unlock the Secrets to Movement Longevity -The Naboso Mat -The Naboso insoles -Book: Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers -The Qualia nootropic Ben takes -Four Sigmatic Lion's Mane -Powerplate -Jumpsport mini trampoline -Video: Short Foot Activation -Video: Pelvic Floor / Core Activation -Training Transversus Abdominis by Diane Lee Episode Sponsors -Movement Watches“Minimalist Look, Revolutionary Price” -Four Sigmatic -Kion Lean -Ben's Christian Gratitude Journal   Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Emily or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/barefootben and one of us will reply!
Jun 07, 2018
How To Test Your​ ​Nutritional​ ​Status & How To Know Which Supplements To Take: The​ ​Ultimate​ ​Cheat​ ​Sheet
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Dr. Chris Masterjohn is a former podcast guest from the episode “Why Sugar Isn’t As Dangerous As You Might Think, How Your Genetics Affect Your Sleep, Liver Toxicity & More With Dr. Chris Masterjohn.”  and "What Happens If You Take Too Much Creatine, A Notorious Deficiency On High-Protein Diets, How To Become A Nutrition Ninja & More With Chris Masterjohn." He earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012 to 2014, and served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College from 2014 to 2016. He now works independently in health and nutrition research, education, and consulting. Chris has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications. Chris just put the finishing touches on his Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet e-book, which distills all of the practical information from the confusing nutrition supplement industry and packs everything you need to know about testing and customizing your supplement regimen all into one, single document. So you never need an appointment with Dr. Google. You never need to rummage through long articles, podcast transcripts, or endless lists of links. The Cheat Sheet is published as a PDF, Kindle book, and iBook. This allows you to use your favorite devices and apps to read it in your favorite way. It means you can read it on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. It is threaded with links throughout. This makes finding exactly what you need always just one click away. All of the lab testing required for comprehensive nutritional screening is reduced to a single page, with hyperlinks making ordering any of the tests just one click away. In just five pages, Chris provides full instructions for lab testing, blood pressure, and dietary analysis, as well as an algorithm for quick decisions on what to do next for each marker that may be off. Over 70 pages list the signs and symptoms associated with all the possible nutrient imbalances, the potential causes of nutrient imbalances, and an action plan for correcting each imbalance. To top it off, it ends with an index of the signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. The index has 178 entries, and each entry links directly to the sections of the text where those signs and symptoms are discussed. This makes it incredibly easy to browse through the index for the things that seem most interesting or relevant to you and find exactly what you’re looking for without having to read the whole guide. During my discussion with Chris about how to test your nutritional status, you'll discover: -Why you need to care about supplements, even if you're eating a good diet... 9:45   -Whether nutritional testing is too expensive to justify... 22:00   -Three different ways to know if you have nutritional deficiencies... 33:00   -Whether someone should really do this on their own vs. asking their doctor what’s best...44:00   -How you can test for fat soluble vitamins, and why someone would be low in fat soluble vitamins...50:00   -How you can test for oxidative stress and what antioxidants are people commonly deficient in...59:00   -Why Chris says "I do not recommend high-fat ketogenic diets unless there is a demonstrated medical purpose for this diet or trial and error has proven it useful to increase well being or resolve health problems that have not been resolvable through other means"...1:07:30   -What Chris' diet looks like, and why he doesn't consume casein protein...1:11:00   -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet (BEN5 saves $5). -DirectLabs -WellnessFX -The Genova Ion Panel + 40 amino acids comprehensive test Chris and Ben discuss -The Weston A. Price Conference -The Ancestral Health Symposium -Animals That Self-Medicate -KetoManna Episode Sponsors -Kion Coffee "Powered by Purity!" -Onnit Save 10% off anything using our link! -Birdwell Britches Use discount code "ben" and receive 10% off your purchase. -Penguin/Random House Audio Books Your first audio book is free! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/nutritioncheatsheet and one of us will reply!
Jun 02, 2018
The Man Who Is Curing Blindness And Alzheimers, Growing New Brain Cells & Elegantly Fabricating Some Of The Most Powerful Nootropics Know To Humankind.
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Meet Dr. Andrew Huberman. He is a world renowned Stanford neuroscience professor and director of Huberman Labs at Stanford. Accomplishments made all the more impressive in that he's barely over 40 years old. Scientific American has covered his breakthroughs towards curing human blindness and Alzheimer's, Rolling Stone has interviewed him to better understand the power of fear. Discover recently covered his work with the legendary Wim Hoff leading the research to determine how it's even possible to do Wim can do. He has made numerous breakthrough contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair, and has been awarded numerous distinctions in his field including the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award as well as the 2017 ARVO Cogan Award for contributions to the field of vision science, in an effort to cure blindness. In 2017, the Huberman Lab created a state-of-the-art virtual reality platform for probing the neural mechanisms underlying pathologic fear and anxiety. That work involved collecting 360-degree video fear inducing scenarios such as heights and claustrophobia. The Huberman VR platform aims to help people cope with stress in daily life and in patients suffering from PTSD. A s mentioned, he has also worked with legendary “Iceman” Wim Hoff to provide further insight into the physiological basis for his record setting feats in cold exposure. Dr.Huberman is also a science and medical advisor for Neurohacker Collective, makers of cutting edge nootropic formulations for increasing cognitive and emotional capacity. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Andrew's fascinating work with Wim Hoff in the Pyrenees and how to adjust the neural state with Wim Hoff breathing... 8:00 -How Andrew is curing blindness and Alzheimers at Stanford... 20:00 -A novel way via which biohackers may be able to grow new brain cells... 28:00 -Why Dr. Huberman says "the brain isn't supposed to make you happy all the time"... 36:45 -Andrew's opinion of single ingredient substances like Modafinil and Ritalin, and how they are problematic for balanced improvements... 47:00 -Whether "smart drugs" should be considered cheating in sports, e-sports and university settings... 1:01:15 -Why DHEA was removed from the original Qualia formulation... 1:12:00 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Neurohacker Collective's "Qualia Mind" Nootropic (use code GREENFIELD18 for 15% discount) -My podcast with Wim Hof -HALO Neuroscience Headset -The Pulsecenters XL Pro PEMF device -The nicotine toothpicks Ben uses -Nicotine mints -Are You A Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs To Get Ahead? -Video: Tim Ferriss swallows 25 pills at once Episode Sponsors -Four Sigmatic Use our link and get 15% off your order. -Kion Lean -Organifi Use promo code “greenfield” and save 20%. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Huberman or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/neurohack and one of us will reply!
May 31, 2018
The Best Book That Exists For Learning About The Healing Power of Essential Oils And How To Use Them: Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, Prevent Autoimmunity & Much More.
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A few months ago, some dude walked up to me at a health conference as I was applying a bit of lavender to my temples and told me I shouldn't apply undiluted essential oil to my skin. Turns out, upon engaging in conversation with the guy, he is an essential oils master. His name is Dr. Eric Zielinski, D.C., author and host of the Essential Oils Revolution summits. The guy is like a walking encyclopedia soup-to-nuts guide on mastering essential oils for health and well-being, and is chock full of dozens of recipes and formulations for restful sleep, reduced inflammation, balanced hormones, and more. In his new book "The Healing Power of Essential Oils" he shows readers how to make their health a priority with the life-changing benefits of essential oils. He teaches everything you need to know to get started, including the top seven oils you should stock from Day 1, the commonly used techniques and tools and daily practices you can follow to enjoy the properties of essential oils, including a five-minute devotional using frankincense and neroli to set you up for a productive and stress-free day, and a simple bedtime routine harnessing the soporific effects of lavender. Backed by extensive research, Dr. Z also supplies essential oil blends that promote hormone balance, reduced inflammation, improved digestion, increased immunity, and so much more. You'll be armed with over 150 recipes for every health need, and a special section on women's health includes dozens of formulations for PMS, fertility, pregnancy, candida, and menopause. Even those well-versed in essential oils will benefit from this thorough approach. With your newfound knowledge, you can begin tailoring an essential oils practice to your unique pain points and lifestyle right away - and start experiencing amazing results. Trained as an aromatherapist and public health researcher, Dr. Z started his online ministry in 2014 with DrEricZ.com to help people learn how to use natural remedies like essential oils safely and effectively. Now visited by five million natural health seekers every year, it has rapidly become the #1 source for Biblical Health and non-branded essential oils education online. An accomplished researcher with several publications and conference proceedings, Dr. Z currently sits as a peer-reviewer for multiple journals. Dr. Z lives in Atlanta with his wife, Sabrina and four children. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Eric came up to me at a conference and told me to be careful applying undiluted essential oil directly to my skin... 7:30 -The best dilution oils for essential oils... 11:00 -How to fix fibromyalgia with essential oils... 20:00 -Why not all Rosemary is the same and why you must know what a "chemotype" is prior to actually using an essential oil... 22:45 -Why you have to be careful with the essential oil you buy at national chain stores... 32:15 -How you can actually cook with essential oils... 37:45 -How to use essential oils for gas and bloating and even SIBO... 41:30 -How to make a performance boosting inhaler with peppermint... 46:15 -The best kind of essential oil diffuser to use... 51:45 -A special essential oil grapefruit trick for managing food cravings... 56:45 -The best essential oil for MRSA and staph... 1:01:00 -Eric's book "Using God's Medicine for the Abundant Life: An Evidence-Based Approach to Essential Oils" and the host of evidence in the Bible for use of essential oils... 1:04:45 -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Book: The Healing Power of Essential Oils: Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, Prevent Autoimmunity, and Feel Great in Every Way -Essential Oils for Abundant Living (10-Lesson Video Course​) - a docuseries style video course launch including ​Sayer Ji, ​Chris Wark,​ ​Robyn Openshaw, ​Cancer Tutor, ​Health Talks Online, Trevor King, Michael Ebeling and other essential oil masters! -The oil of oregano Ben mentions -Nebulizing essential oil diffuser -Glass aromatherapy inhaler Episode Sponsors Gainswave Get 30% off your order.  Penguin Random House Audio Books Your first audio book is free! Birdwell Britches Use discount code “ben” and get 10% off your order. Kion Lean Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Eric or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/healingoils and one of us will reply!
May 26, 2018
The World's Fastest Workout: The 10 Minute Exercise Biohack Scientifically Proven To Produce 50%-300% More Strength & Muscle In Just 5% Of The Time.
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In the beginning of my article "Shooting Up Stem Cells", you see a video of me grunting, groaning and pushing against a special machine designed to quickly exhaust the muscles and allow for extremely efficient and effective "single set to failure" training. Since then, I've mentioned this "special machine" in multiple podcasts, and I've finally managed to get the inventor onto my show... . The machine is called a "PeakFitPro" and the man who designed it is Dr. Chris Montanaro DC, DIBAK, DCBCN.  Dr. Chris is a chiropractor and a Diplomate in AK and a Diplomate in Nutrition. He teaches certification courses to doctors of various disciplines including doctors of chiropractic, medicine, naturopathy, and homeopathy. Dr. Chris is also a member of the adjunct faculty of New York Chiropractic College & Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida. Dr. Chris is also an Advanced Theta Healing practitioner. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Tony Robbins and Pete Sisco got Chris interested in extreme efficiency in isometric training... 9:30 -The fascinating research behind "single set to failure" training, and how it actually works... 16:00 -How to do a "pull" workout and "push" workout using the PeakFitPro... 21:30 -How much time under tension is necessary to get the most out of isometric training... 24:45 -What's happening physiologically during isometric training that elicits such fast results... 34:00 -Whether there are any cardiovascular or endurance benefits to this style of training... 36:00 -Whether you need to do full range lifts, especially to maintain athleticism... 39:30 -Whether you can put on muscle or size or lose fat with this style of training... 44:30 -What is so special about the technology built into the PeakFitPro machine and app combo... 50:45 And much more! Resources from this episode: -The PeakFitPro (use code "greenfield" to save $200) -My podcast with Dr. Doug McGuff Episode Sponsors Gainswave Penguin Random House Audio Books Birdwell Britches Use discount code "Ben" for 10% off your order. Kion Lean Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com and one of us will reply!
May 24, 2018
The Healthy Writer: How To Keep Your Keyboard, Mouse, Laptop & Writing Habits From Destroying Your Health.
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Do you suffer from physical pain relating to your writing life? Are you struggling with back pain, weight gain related to sedentary working, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, neck pain, eye strain, stress, loneliness, digestive issues, or repetitive strain injury? These are the most common issues reported by writers and if you struggle with any of them, you are not alone. Let's face it: writing (and especially typing on a computer) is not a physically healthy activity, but if you want a long-term writing career, then you need to look after your body. Awhile back, I featured author Joanna Penn on the podcast. Joanna has been through her own pain journey over the last six years. She used to get crippling migraines that sent her to a dark room, and back pain so bad that she couldn't sleep, as well as stress levels so high that she wasn't able to breathe normally. Now, her back pain, migraines and repetitive strain injuries (including elbow pain) have almost gone completely, and she manages her writing life in a far healthier way than ever before. I was planning on having her share her personal journey and insights with you in her new book "The Healthy Writer" once again on the podcast. However, due to some technical difficulties on her end, she was unable to join the call. However, I was able to talk to her co-author for this book was Dr. Euan Lawson, who also shares his insights into how you can reduce pain, improve health and build a writing career for the long term. Euan Lawson is a British medical doctor and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He's ex-British Army and enjoys fell running. During my last podcast discussion with Joanna, you learned: -How Joanna developed chronic repetitive motion injuries in her wrist, and why ergonomic keyboards and an ergonomic computer mouse weren't working for her... -Why Joanna decided to go way above and beyond simply using a standing workstation or treadmill desk... -How Joanna is simultaneously working on multiple books while also training for an ultramarathon... -Whether you can really, truly be creative while standing or walking, and why it's a myth that you need to sit to write effectively... -The exact tools, microphones and software that Joanna has found to work very well for dictation... -A book that will teach you exactly how to dictate quickly and effectively... -How to  "train" your computer to recognize your voice and accent... -How to enhance productivity with ambient noise and focus apps... -And much more! Resources from the previous episode: -Joanna Penn's Amazon book page -The Productive Author's Guide to Dictation: Speak Your Way to Higher (and Healthier!) Word Counts - Dictate Your Book: How To Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter (Growth Hacking For Storytellers) -Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone -Dragon Dictate software for dictating -Scrivener software for writing/organizing books -Rode lav mic -Kevin J. Anderson (an author who dictates while walking 4+ hours per day) -Ben Greenfield's fiction book "The Forest" -Varidesk -ArmAid -The Focal Upright Website (this is a place where you can also get the "Mogo" stool or the Locus seat we talk about) -The Kybounder balance deskmat -The Topo mat -The TrueForm treadmill -Yoga For The Upright Desk article -Brain.FM -Noisely.com During today's discussion, you'll discover: -Why writing is good for your health... 8:00 -The kind of health issues Joanna had to deal with as a writer... 11:30 -Why you need to know about type 1 vs. type 2 RSI... 12:45 -Why screens can cause problems and the "20-20-20" rule... 18:15 -The concept of "active sitting" and whether all these "core chairs" and sitting on giant exercise balls are a gimmick... 23:45 -What it means to be ambi-mouse-trous... 27:30 -What kind of external keyboard Dr. Lawson uses... 29:15 -How to fix ergonomic issues using something called the "Alexander technique"... 35:15 -Why writers experience great relief from gas and bloating by utilizing FODMAP... 40:00 -Why Dr. Lawson and Joanna wrote about psychotropics in the book, and how many writers are using them... 43:30 -How Ben walks over 20,000 steps... 52:00 -The software Dr. Lawson and Joanna use to write... 55:45 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Banish Forearm and Elbow Pain, Burn Calories, Build Endurance & Maintain Muscle While Writing. -Ben's Christian Gratitude Journal -My article on BPC-157 injections -My article on TB-500 injections -My podcast about Iris for creating a healthy screen -My podcast about the Salli saddle chairs -My podcast with Focal Upright about the Mogo -The Fluidstance wobble board Ben uses -Scrivener -Audio on The Alexander Technique Episode Sponsors Onnit Kion Coffee Zip Recruiter Health IQ Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joanna, Dr. Lawson or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/healthywriter and one of us will reply!
May 19, 2018
Psychoactive Sleep Edibles, Essential Oil Wizardry, Cosmic Orgasms & More With Dr. Nick Berry
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When it comes to essential oils, my guest on this podcast, Dr. Nick Berry, is a true wizard. He is a licensed pharmacist and compassionate human being who stays on the cutting edge of holistic wellness and botanical medicine. Dr. Nick founded Essential Oil Wizardry in 2014, a humble-sized essential oil company that specializes in organic and wildcrafted essential oils, CO2 extracts & floral absolutes over 240 essential oil products, such as Wizard Alchemy Blends including Ceremonial Blends, Divine-Align Chakra Set, Exquisite Botanical Perfumes, Kava Products, Magick Misters, Therapeutic Formulas. Dr. Nick & his team of "Wizards" offer services of product formulation for aligning brands and customized botanical perfumes / therapeutic formulas for individuals. Professionally Dr. Nick hosts Essential Oil Wizardry playshops around the globe, invites rapid empowered evolution at his Transformational Botanical Retreats, and loves alchemizing in the lab, learning how to make more effective and potent lifestyle solutions. Dr. Nick hobbies by celebrating with community, traveling around the world learning about medicine from different cultures, uplifting those around him and living in a life of joy and abundance. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Nick uses essential oils as a deodorant each morning, via his "shower in a bottle" technique... 7:30 -Why Dr. Nick exposes his essential oils to a special frequency of 432 Hz before bottling them... 8:45 -The important difference between CO2 extraction and steam distillation... 15:15 -Clinical studies that have proven specific essential oils for cognition and memory... 19:45 -How Nick fixes his sore throat by putting a specific essential oil on the skin of his neck... 23:00 -What it means for an essential oil to be "wildcrafted", and why the harvesting process of your oils matters so much... 26:30 -How Dr. Nick vaporizes essential oils in a special vaporizer designed for oils specifically... 43:00 -How Dr. Nick imprints his products using frequency to modulate the effectiveness of his formulations using something called orgonite... 48:30 -The reason Dr. Nick adds Dead Sea Salts to his wizard alchemy blends... 52:45 -Whether you need to use a "carrier oil" when putting an essential oil on your skin... 54:15 -What it means for an essential oil to be a "floral absolute"... 57:15 -How Dr. Nick uses Kava Kava in his blends, and how you can use it for sleep... 1:00:30 -Dr. Nick's favorite tincture called "cosmic orgasm" and another called "ecstatic dance"... 1:04:45 And much more! Resources from this episode: -Essential Oil Wizardry -The Human Garage podcast -My podcast on essential oils with Dr. Sarah Lobisco -Da Buddha Vaporizer -Magic Flight Vaporizer -How I Made A Tiny Yet Potent Sleep Cake That Could Knock Out An Elephant Episode Sponsors Organifi Gold - Promo Code "Greenfield" Kion Coffee Thrive Market  Birdwell Beach Britches Use promo code "Ben" Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Nick or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com  and one of us will reply!  
May 17, 2018
The Best 10 Minute A Day Workout - How To Massively Increase Bone Density And Muscle In Just 10 Minutes (& Biohack Extreme Fitness Levels)
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A few weeks ago, a friend emailed me and said: "I just got off the phone with John Jaquish, PhD, the inventor of something called the X3 bar. He is an inventor, author, and scientist who stumbled upon his life’s mission to promote bone health and advance osteogenic loading research after his mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Determined to help her and others suffering from musculoskeletal conditions and pain, John developed amazing biotechnology devices that increase bone density, strengthen muscles, and improve stability while reducing injury risk." The email went on to describe how you could use John's research to increase your bone density in just 10 minutes a week, and how you can put on more muscle in less time by leveraging John’s biomedical engineering wisdom – and this thing called an X3 Bar that he invented. So I looked into Dr. Jaquish, and also got an X3 Bar for myself to play around with. Turns out, he began his experience in life sciences after being told by his Mother that she had been diagnosed with osteoporosis. John, in an effort to help his mother, created a device to place axial loading through bone to safely cause osteogenic loading events. The device was to trigger the effects of high-impact loading, but without the risk of injury. After successfully reversing his Mother's osteoporosis, as part of his doctoral dissertation in biomedical engineering research at Rushmore University, he conducted four years of testing with human subjects focused on user comfort, biomechanics, and optimal musculoskeletal stimulation. Next, the device he designed was put into production, and has since been placed in over 240 clinics worldwide. Osteogenic loading has now helped over 12,000 individuals with their bone health. Published data has shown, treatment with this osteogenic loading device has resulted in over 14% gains in bone density in both the spine and hip over one year of once-weekly treatment. Dr. Jaquish is currently advancing osteogenic loading research and speaking worldwide about its implications, as well as developing other biotechnology devices and products that will aid in the advanced health and wellbeing of people all around the world. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of American Bone Health, and the editorial boards of the Journal of Steroids and Hormonal Science, and Diabetes Open. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How John developed an osteogenic loading device to fix his mother's osteoporosis... 7:40 -How the X3 Bar came to be invented and the fascinating science behind it... 12:56 -The use of variable resistance training to get 3x increases in power and strength... 20:25 -The special kind of elastic bands that John integrated into the X3 Bar... 23:50 -The effect of variable resistance training on growth hormone and testosterone... 36:13 -What kind of workouts you would do on it if you're doing the 10 minute workout once per day... 49:05 -What John's 10 minute 1x/day workout looks like... 50:31 -Ways that you can "biohack" variable resistance training with tools such as vibration, blood flow restriction, balance board... 58:29 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The X3 Bar - use code “Ben” to get an instant $50 discount -Power Plate vibration platform -A list of Osteostrong locations Episode Sponsors Four Sigmatic Birdwell Beach Britches  use code word "Ben" and get 10% off your first order, and free shipping for orders over $99. Organifi Use code word "greenfield" and get 20% off your order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for John or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com and one of us will reply!
May 12, 2018
Fringe Medicine, Blood Ozone, Water Fasting, Hyperthermia & More: What Does Europe Know About Medicine & Cancer That Americans Don’t?
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/greensmoothiegirl Special Announcement: in this podcast, Robyn and Ben discuss a healing retreat in Switzerland they have planned for 2019. To join in on the two-week retreat from June 23-July 7 with Ben and Robyn, and to get full details or add your name to the interest list, simply click here. Robyn Openshaw is the author of 15 books, including bestsellers The Green Smoothies Diet and 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Her latest book, the USA Today and Amazon #1 Bestseller,Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love & Success, was released by Simon & Schuster in October 2017. She is a former psychotherapist, university professor, and lectured in over 450 cities in the 6 years after launching her popular site GreenSmoothieGirl.com in 2007. She's a single mom to four children who are now flying the coop. She skis and plays tennis competitively in Utah, and believes that everything is possible if you leverage the highest frequencies in the universe. She also embarked upon a fascinating cancer quest that we dive into in today's podcast... During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Robyn spent 3½ years globetrotting the planet and traveling to 19 clinics of natural medicine and interviewing dozens of doctors, on 4 continents... 9:17 -The fascinating idea that people's bodies naturally have cancers that get fought off all on their own via the body's innate immune system... 19:06 -What biological medicine is and how it works... 22:15 -What Robyn discovered about cellular autophagy and longevity while doing a 9 day fast... 37:15 -Why Ben doesn't do 3, 5 and 7-day water fasts... 40:31 -How hyperthermia can be used to kill cancer cells and how liver hyperthermia works... 47:35 -The way a blood ozone treatment can be used to defeat pathogens, mold, mycotoxins, and more... 57:08 -How you can go on a trip to the Swiss Clinic that Ben and Robyn discuss... 1:05:21 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Click here to sign up for the 2 week trip to Switzerland that Robyn and Ben are planning -Robyn's new book "Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love & Success" -The book Ben mentions on cancer and carbon dioxide "Normal Breathing: The Key to Vital Health (Buteyko Method)" -The book on cellular autophagy "Glow15" by Naomi Whittel -My previous articles and podcasts on cancer: How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer Part 2: The Official Q&A On How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer – An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer Why You’ve Been Lied To About Cancer And What You Can Do About It The Mold-Cancer Link, Resetting Your Nervous System, Dry Fasting, Nanonutrients & More With Ian Clark 336: How Low Can Your Body Fat Go, The New “Red Meat Causes Cancer” Study, Five Ways To Know If Your Heart Is Healthy 318: How Artificial Light Makes You Fat, Does Red Meat Really Cause Cancer, The Best Grip For Pull-Ups & More! Do Muscle Building Supplements Really Cause Cancer? 299: Does A Vegetarian Diet Reduce Sperm Count, Cell Phones And Brain Cancer, What Is A Good “HRV” Number & More! Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It Did Lebron James’ Cell Phone Give Him Mouth Cancer? 248: Does Fish Oil Cause Prostate Cancer, Is Milk Healthy, Are Body Fat Scales Accurate & More! Episode #128: He Healed His Mom’s Cancer Using Diet, Nutrition & Detox…And He’s On This Audio Episode How To Treat Cancer With Chinese Medicine: What Happened When Chinese Herbologist Roger Drummer Got An “Incurable” Cancer Episode #128: He Healed His Mom’s Cancer Using Diet, Nutrition & Detox…And He’s On This Audio Episode -Dr. Jason West's clinic in Pocatello Idaho -The Biomat Ben uses for hyperthermia and the mylar silver blankets you can place on it -Cancer.gov's link to hyperthermia for cancer treatment -The Bulletproof podcast with Dr. Tom O' Bryan on autoimmune treatments Episode Sponsors Kion Coffee Joovv Infrared Lights - Use promo code ben25 for $25 off your purchase! Harry's Razors - Try the $13 trial pack from Harry's for FREE! Just cover shipping. Penguin/Random House Audio Books - Download a FREE audiobook when you sign up! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Robyn or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com and one of us will reply! And remember to click here to join or get more information on the Swiss retreat June 23-July 7 with Ben and Robyn.
May 10, 2018
3 Ways To Doctor Up Your Bone Broth, 10 Habits Of Successful Vegetable Eaters, 30 Second Office Workouts & More With Dr. Frank Lipman
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/lipman Several months ago, while speaking at chef David Bouley's fantastic restaurant in New York City, I had the pleasure to embark upon a two mile run with my wife through the city to visit the office of a true pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine: Dr. Frank Lipman. Dr. Lipman is the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of Be Well, a lifestyle brand which offers premium supplements, cleanse programs and personalized health coaching to help people achieve genuine and sustainable life changes. A leading international speaker in Health and Wellness, he has been featured in all the top magazines and profiled in many too, including the New York Times, New York Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine, and has appeared on TV shows like the Today Show, Extra and Dr Oz. For more information, please visit www.bewell.com During our discussion about Frank's new book How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life, you'll discover: -The anti-inflammatory turmeric oil recipe that Frank highlights in his book... -What Frank learned while studying Eastern medicine and chi... -Dr. Lipma'ns three favorite tools for doctoring up bone broth.... -Dr. Lipman's favorite flavor combinations for bone broth... -The 10 habits of successful vegetable eaters... -Why Dr. Lipman is a cacao connoisseur and some of his favorite brands... -Dr. Lipman's quick workout protocol of hang/squat/bear crawl/handstand... -The 4 ways you can heal with sound.. -Why Dr. Lipman is a fan of self massage and the self massage routine you have in the book... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life -All Frank's books on Amazon -The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness -How To Eat, Move & Be Healthy by Paul Chek -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth -Madecasse chocolate -Raaka chocolate -Wei chocolate -Kakawa chocolate -Hu chocolate -My podcast with Michael Tyrrell -My podcast with Porangui -Jonathan Goldman's CD's on Amazon Episode Sponsors benfieldfitness.com/roomga  Kion Coffee Gainswave Penguin/Random House Audio Books Organifi Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Lipman or me? Contact us at bengreenfieldfitness.com and one of us will reply!
May 05, 2018
385: The Latest On Longevity, Natural Ways To Increase Testosterone, Should You Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach, The Ultimate Airplane Biohacking Guide & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/385 May 3, 2018 podcast: 385 - Should You Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach, The Ultimate Airplane Biohacking Guide, and Natural Ways To Increase Testosterone. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:06:30] Fascinating interview on longevity…(warning: about a 10-minute read). Would you put “young blood” into your body? Fascinating article. Calorie restriction lowers your metabolism, but also helps you live longer…typical tradeoff Good reason to maintain a bit of muscle as you age, eh? You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:29:08] This podcast is brought to you by: -Purathrive - Go to purathrive.com/bengreenfield to automatically get 15% off anything that tickles your fancy. -Thrive Market - Go to thrivemarket.com/ben to get $60 of free organic groceries now! -Birdwell - Get 10% off your first Birdwell purchase, with Lifetime Guarantee and free shipping over $99, go to - Birdwell.com and use discount code ben at checkout. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. - May 5-6, 2018: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Bigfork, Montana. Join the Spartan Race and discover beautiful Kalispell, Montana as we attempt to make history by breaking the Guinness World Record for most people performing burpees at one time! - May 19-20, 2018: Socal Beast and Sprint Weekend, Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Mountain Resort is a ski area in Southern California. Care to take a guess why ski areas make such great venues for Spartan Races? That’s right...hills! Come out and join me at this incredible race! - May 26, 2018: Train to Hunt, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out west, or are past your prime, join me and make yourself a better hunter through fitness. Sign up to join me here! - May 31 - June 3, 2018:  A-Fest, Sardinia, Italy.  A-Fest is an invite-only transformational event that gathers a global tribe of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world. Apply now to get invited. - June 28 - July 22, 2018: Mind Valley U, Tallinn, Estonia. Mindvalley U is a month-long transformational event that is designed to create a university style education model for all ages. It’s a reimagining of college, community, curriculum, and campus. Best of all it’s available for all ages – whether you are 9 or 90. This will be one of those things you look back on and say: it changed my life. Mind Valley U will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. Did you know the incredible medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia is known for being a city with the highest number of startups per capita and one of the most cutting-edge tech nations on the face of the planet? Sign up, join me, and transform your life! - July 19, 2018: Ancestral Health Symposium, Bozeman, Montana. "AHS" is a scientific conference which provides a forum for learning and discussion on all areas of human health. With evolutionary mismatch as a unifying theory, speakers present on topics including diet, movement, sleep, stress, epigenetics, and more. Join me this summer!  - October 5-7, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference will feature a series of talks by leaders - including yours truly - across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate you. Besides boosting your performance, you’ll also get to hang out with hundreds of people from your tribe. The SPARK Bio-Hack Conference is a convergence of people who are pushing the limits of what the human mind and body can do. Discover how cross-pollination can get you to the next level. Registration is now open, secure your spot here. - December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Balaji Palace, Dominican Republic. It's happening again...one of the coolest, most kick-ass events of the year - especially if you dig adventure, fitness and beautiful destination travel. You are cordially invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. This event always fills out fast and last I heard only a couple rooms were left. The retreat will be held in the Dominican Republic, at one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. With its majestic location on a cliff’s edge overlooking its own private beach, the Balaji Palace is an oceanside paradise - and we've got the whole place to ourselves. In all activities from yoga to snorkeling, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into at RUNGA, just click here. Don't forget to use code BEN when you register for a surprise free gift when you arrive! And of course, I'll be there too. Register here. Giveaways & Goodies [01:29:36] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Should You Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach? [00:42:53] Prahkar says:  I just wanted to know if coffee is ok on an empty stomach. Somewhere I read that it is not ok to have without food. I usually fast for a long time so I want to know if it is ok to have on a very empty stomach. In my response, I recommend: -Kion Coffee -How To Fix Your Gut, Boost Immunity & Improve Athletic Performance With Nature's "First Food" -Why Healthy People Get Broken Guts, And What You Can Do About It -How To Fix Your Gut: 9 Bad Things That Happen When Your Digestion Goes Wrong, How To Hit The Reboot Button & The Best Way To Detox Your Body. The Ultimate Airplane Biohacking Guide [00:53:51] Peter says:  I'd really like your help with joint pain and flying. I just returned from a surfing trip in El Salvador and once again, about halfway through the flight, I felt like I was going to fall apart. I am doing all the right things like fasting before the flight, taking activated charcoal, staying well hydrated and I stand up periodically throughout the flight. Jet lag is fine but mid-flight I feel like I have the flu all over my body. I have many plates and screws in me from broken bones. Is this from cabin pressure? Or lack of Oxygen? I would appreciate your ideas here. Thanks! In my response, I recommend: -Core Coiling Madness With The Insane Inventor Of The Bosu Ball, The “Club” & Much More: The David Weck Podcast -Graduated compression gear -AlignMed shirts -EnergyBits -J-hook travel pillow -Sony wired noise blocking headphones -Wraparound sleep mask -Reishi mushroom from FourSigmatic -Elemental CBD Oil or PrimalHacker CBD Oil or the new Thorne Hemp -Book "Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life" -Omica Organics Vanilla Stevia -Electrolyte tabs -Activated charcoal -Colima salt -Re-timer -Human Charger Natural Ways To Increase Testosterone [01:17:18] Wendy says:  I am internationally competitive in a WADA regulated weight class sport, Olympic weightlifting. I listen to your podcast and do a lot of research on my own to maximize muscle and strength building while staying lean and very clean.  I would love a rundown of all the natural ways that I can, especially as a very lean woman, increase my HGH and Testosterone in order to build and maximize my strength. In my response, I recommend: -Study: Effects of High vs. Low Protein Intake on Body Composition and Maximal Strength in Aspiring Female Physique Athletes Engaging in an 8-Week Resistance Training Program -Kion Essential Amino Acids -Kion Colostrum -How To Use Growth Hormone Stacks For A Better Body: Everything You Need To Know About IGF-LR3, GHRP, and GHRH Peptide Stacks -Should You Use This Controversial Hormone Marketed As A Natural “Fountain Of Youth”? -PeakFitPro for single set to failure - use code greenfield to get $200 off -6 Ways to Increase Testosterone With Exercise Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!  
May 03, 2018
Does Alcohol Really Make You Fat, Which Alcohol Is Healthiest, Hidden Ingredients In Alcohol & Much More: The Ultimate Alcohol Damage Mitigation Guide.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/alcoholpodcast  I first interviewed Thomas DeLauer in the episode The Ultimate Guide To Quelling Inflammation: Why Your Curcumin May Not Work, Surprising Effects Of Ginger Oil, Vegan Fish Oil Options & Much More! Thomas is one of the leading experts in the world of chronic inflammation as well as the response of the human body to a low-carb diet. He is noted for his personal transformation from a 280-pound overweight corporate executive to not only being on the cover of health and fitness magazines worldwide but pioneering some of the mainstream awareness of auto-immune diseases and inflammation in general! Thomas has been highlighted in over 20 magazines showcasing his transformation and has been featured worldwide on the cover of Ironman Magazine, Muscle and Performance Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, ICON Magazine, Platform Magazine and Ironman Japan. His background is in Sports Psychology, although it is this passion for psychology coupled with a career in healthcare as a physician recruiter and owner of an ancillary lab services company that sparked his love for nutritional science and what makes the body tick. He is currently working on a project in the 2nd phase of trials with Doctors at UCLA to identify a strain of bacteria that may help modulate inflammation within the body. It is partially due to his involvement in this study that he has developed such an interest in the world of cellular inflammation in the first place. Residing near Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, three dogs, two horses, and soon to be first son. Thomas promotes a lifestyle of living as close to the earth as possible to obtain the best possible results while still achieving maximum performance in every possible area of life. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Ben and Thomas's drinks of choice (and why Thomas drinks Everclear)... 6:28 -The surprising truth about how alcohol is actually metabolized... 9:46 -If certain people are more predisposed to alcoholism or diminished alcohol metabolism... 13:17 -Whether you should eat foods with alcohol to avoid weight gain... 19:54 -The best kind of drinks to avoid lipid peroxidation and keep the body more healthy during drinking... 23:00 -Whether alcohol diminishes your ability to maintain ketosis... 40:51 -If there are certain alcohols that aren’t as labor intensive on the body... 42:22 -How to choose an alcohol that is truly gluten-free... 48:43 -The best time of day to have a glass of wine... 54:06 -The extreme importance of glutathione production and how it coincides with alcohol... 1:03:54 -How to enhance glutathione absorption and the best forms of glutathione...  1:10:00 -And much more! We can spend some time talking about the lactoferrin bond in our KorFactor Glutathione and how it chelates excess iron so that Glutathione can actually be absorbed. "But you’ll be glad to hear our patented NanoKOR™ delivery method wraps the Glutathione in a series of protective layers and binds it with lactoferrin."   Resources from this episode: -KorFactor Glutathione (use this link for 15% discount) -FitVine Wine -The best gluten-free beer  -Ebo Lebo digestif drink -Chris Masterjohn podcast on glycine depletion Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Thomas or me? Visit us at bengreenfieldfitness.com and one of us will reply!
Apr 28, 2018
What's Broken In Western Medicine & How To Fix It: Unconventional Medicine With Chris Kresser
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kresser  Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac., is the CEO of Kresser Institute and the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine. He’s also the creator of ChrisKresser.com and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world. And most notably, he's just released a book: Unconventional Medicine. In the book, Chris presents a plan to reverse the dangerous trend of burned-out physicians, a sick population, and a broken healthcare system.. He shows how the combination of functional medicine, an ancestral diet and lifestyle, and a collaborative practice model can create a system that better serves the needs of both patients and practitioners. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Chris got a host of amoeba and parasite infections all at once... 6:16 -Chris's fascinating history with fecal transplantation and pig whipworm therapy... 8:37 -The importance of UVA, UVB, infrared and visible radiation when it comes to prevention of chronic disease... 22:40 -Whether human beings may eventually evolve to deal with things like metals, toxins and wi-fi signals... 24:46 -How can we emulate the lifestyle of people like the Tsimané tribe while still living in our post-industrial era working indoors... 33:06 -Chris's technique for walking 2000 miles while he worked on his book... 36:09 -A comparison and contrast between functional medicine and traditional allopathic medicine... 39:54 -How we can make this type of health care affordable... 46:52 -What kind of health insurance Chris thinks America should have, and how we could get it paid for... 50:41 -Chris's take on smartphone apps that use artificial intelligence... 54:31 -The best way to find a trustworthy, good physician in your community... 57:05 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Unconventional Medicine book -The Gut Biohacker Ben mentions on the show -The Outside Online article about Amelia Boone -Under desk elliptical trainer -Medishare (Christian care share network for health insurance) -The Human Diagnosis Project -Kresser Institute Show Sponsors Get your first 3 meals FREE from Blue Apron www.blueapron.com/ben Get 15% off your order from Pura Thrive! www.purathrive.com/bengreenfield Get $60 off your first order from Thrive Market! www.thrivemarket.com/ben The BRAND NEW Kion Coffee www.getkion.com/coffee Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com  and one of us will reply!
Apr 26, 2018
How To Buy, Roast, Grind & Brew The Healthiest Cup Of Coffee You'll Ever Drink.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/healthiest-coffee Prepare to take the deepest dive you ever have into the art of preparing the perfect cup of coffee... ...including optimizing criteria such as the caffeine content, the amount of healthy chlorogenic acid in the brew, the antioxidants, the effect on blood lipids and much more. My guest on today's podcast, Adel Moussa, recently investigated the impressive host of coffee data he came up with after dozens of hours he spent on Google Scholar and PubMed. And he indeed found some very, very interesting coffee tips you're about to discover in today's podcast. As a trained physicist Adel, found his passion for nutrition and exercise science early during his studies when the lack of reliable, evidence-based information about supplements and training on the internet motivated him to start blogging about these topics. Over the years, his blog, www.suppversity.com, has accumulated more than 2300 fully-referenced articles and became one of the go-to sources for well-referenced, unbiased information about the latest and most relevant studies in the realms of diet, health, and fitness. In spite of that, the work Adel puts into the maintenance of the website, and the Facebook news-channel (facebook.com/SuppVersity), as well as his work as a reviewer for the "Examine Research Digest", are still a hobby for him - one that does, however, leave enough time to hit the gym several times a week. And remember...-You can grab your first bag of the brand new Kion Coffee now by clicking here. Use code BENCOFFEE to get 10% off your Kion Coffee order and – better yet – 25% off your order when you subscribe for monthly delivery. During our discussion, you'll discover: -If Adel drinks coffee, and if so, what his daily coffee routine like...[8:45] -Why coffee can cause heartburn and what you can do about it...[10:05] -The fascinating relationship between bean type and caffeine content...[12:45] -How you can maximize glycogen stores and lower blood glucose by choosing your coffee wisely...[17:40] -What chlorogenic acid is, and how can we maximize it in the coffee we drink...[22:00] -How you can maximize or minimize caffeine content based on your brewing methods...[26:05] -How you can increase the amount of fatty acids and brain-boosting compounds in the coffee you drink...[29:00] -Whether coffee actually "breaks your fast"...[37:15] -How "melanoidins" can actually increase the health of your coffee, and how to maximize them...[40:35] -Why you need to be careful with a compound called "acrylamide", and what you can do about it...[44:30] -The benefits you get from green coffee that you don't get from other roasted coffees...[46:45] -What Adel thinks are the tastiest or best coffee alternatives, such as green tea, black tea, mushroom tea, etc...[52:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -You can grab your first bag of Kion Coffee now by clicking here. Use code BENCOFFEE to get 10% off your Kion Coffee order and – better yet – 25% off your order when you subscribe for monthly delivery. -Buying, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing: Coffee 101 -- How to Do it to Get the Optimal Stimulant and/or Health Effects -Examine Research Digest -63 Cups Of Coffee A Day & More: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life. -Dr. Satchin Panda's research on time-restricted feeding -DandyTea -Teeccino -Omica Organic stevia Show Sponsors:  -GainsWave - To get 30% off your first treatment by going to GainsWave.com/Ben. -Organifi - Try the new Organifi Gold at Organifi.com, and use code GREENFIELD to receive 20% off your order. -Fischer Wallace -Visit FisherWallace.com/Ben to try the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for 30 days and save $150 on your purchase. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Adel or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Apr 21, 2018
A Quest To Find The Purest Coffee On The Planet (& The Shocking Truth About Popular "Organic" Coffee Beans)
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/coffeepodcast My guest on today's podcast is one fascinating dude. His name is Andrew Salisbury, and originally (after setting the world record for the world's longest bungee jump), he founded Corsidian, which grew to be the largest provider of call center software in Latin America. After Corsidian installations in 13 countries and offices in 5, Andrew sold the company in 2011.  He then turned to coffee. It was clear to Andrew that coffee had tremendous health benefits, and decided to work with the best in defining what makes coffee so good for you, and to figure out how to get rid of notorious bad stuff in coffee such as pesticides, yeast, mold and a series of flavor imperfections.  He worked with a Professor named Adriana Farah for over 18 months to lab test coffees and to figure out how to source the right beans, with no consideration for cost and convenience, with the correct roast curve, organic source and freshness. He then validated his coffee against 49 of the most popular brands in the market. His goal was to decide on every step of the production chain what decision would avoid damage and maintain antioxidants in the coffee. That is not the driver for most decisions about coffee because the concern normally is taste and cost. Andrew asked a different question and the answers led him to decisions not normally made by coffee companies. The result was a coffee called "Purity", that is not the result of what Andrew did in the lab but the result of over 30 choices in the production chain prioritizing health above everything without exception. Andrew personally made every one of those decisions and explains why on today's podcast, explaining how he asked different coffee questions to the best experts in the industry, not just coffee scientists but from the farmers and everyone else involved in every step of production. He is truly knowledgeable about the difference in the process from bean to cup as it relates to the compounds that hurt or harm health, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -The mysterious debilitating illness that Amber's wife experienced while drinking 4-6 cups of coffee a day...[12:15] -Why Andrew began to study coffee at the Vanderbilt University’s Institute of Coffee Studies...[14:30] -What science knows about coffee that most consumers don't and why coffee has gotten a bad rap as early as the 1950's...[15:35] -Why coffee has gotten such a bad rap of late in California due to acrylamide levels...[17:35] -The host of chronic diseases that coffee can control or eliminate risk for...[19:40] -How to concentrate levels of chlorogenic acid in coffee to maximize antioxidant levels...[27:30] -The shocking results of the laboratory results that Andrew conducted on 49 different coffees...[30:40] -The unique three step process used to select coffees that allow for extreme flavors combined with a crystal clean health profile...[42:15] -How you can lower the caffeine content of coffee while maximizing antioxidants and taste...[49:15] -Why the highest-standard packaging method is called nitrogen flushing to gain the height of freshness...[54:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Kion Coffee (use the coupon BENCOFFEE to get 10% off any order of Kion Coffee and 25% off your first order when you subscribe for monthly delivery) -My Man In The Arena coffee mug -My interview with Sanjiv Chopra Show Sponsors:  -Joov - Visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/joovv and use the code BEN25 to get a nice little discount off your purchase. -Fischer Wallace -Visit FisherWallace.com/Ben to try the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for 30 days and save $150 on your purchase. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/Green. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Andrew or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Apr 19, 2018
Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/owntheday Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus’s personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? He answers that question in the new book Own the Day, Own Your Life - an empowering handbook that guides readers to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier. And these daily habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of lifelong healthy choices. From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature, and sex, this ground-breaking manual provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Drawing from the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, Own the Day, Own Your Life delivers an optimization philosophy, including cutting-edge life-hacking tips, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades, and fitness regiments. Own the Day, Own Your Life is a must-have "choose-your-own-adventure" guide for the everyman and everywoman—packed with pragmatic and effective strategies that empower you to enjoy your life, take charge of your health, and own the day. Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world. Aubrey currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, science, relationships and spirituality with over 10MM downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Doctors and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the author of the life-coaching course Go For Your Win, and his newest (and first!) book is Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Aubrey's coconut yogurt for millionaires that eliminated his wife's yeast infection...[11:00] -Aubrey's special "electrolyte-infused" water recipe that can fix adrenal fatigue "blood-pounding-in-your-head" issues...[14:00] -Why Aubrey swims in cold water each morning and his breathwork protocol before...[18:35] -The "Lamaze" breathing protocol Aubrey talks about in the book...[23:15] -How Aubrey hacks a cryotherapy chamber to enhance vagus nerve activation...[30:00] -Aubrey's 3 step routine for making your body and brain better while you are commuting...[42:05] -Why Aubrey recommends tobacco and nicotine in the book, which are not typical health tips...[52:40] -The fascinating effects of "The Ceremony of Mapacho and Rape"...[58:15] -How to use chopsticks to keep your appetite satiated...[1:07:22] -Why sex can be toxic and what you can do about it...[1:12:35] -What do you personally do to mitigate the damage of a night of partying or other hedonism...[1:17:10] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex -My previous podcast with Aubrey Marcus -Exogenous ketones by Kegenix -Super Coconut Probiotic Yogurt -Four Sigmatic cordyceps/chaga coffee mushrooms -Nicotine toothpicks -SNUS packs -Palo Santo incense sticks -Cora natural tampons -My podcast on dirty genes with Dr. Ben Lynch -Balloon Intranasal Adjustment Show Sponsors:  -Kion Serum - Rejuvenate your skin and invigorate your complexion with twelve potent, all-natural and organic ingredients that have been expertly blended to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and even skin tone. Use Kion Serum anywhere you’d like more vibrant, youthful looking skin. Go to GetKion.com to check it out! -Organifi - Try the new Organifi Gold at Organifi.com, and use code GREENFIELD to receive 20% off your order. -Fischer Wallace - Visit FisherWallace.com/Ben to try the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® for 30 days and save $150 on your purchase. -Fischer Wallace - Go to ThriveMarket.com/Ben for $60 off your grocery order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Aubrey or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Apr 14, 2018
384: The Best Biohacks For Joint Health, Best Warm-Ups & Cool-Downs, How To Increase Your Body Symmetry, Healing Nerve Damage & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/384  April 12, 2018 podcast: 384 - The Best Biohacks For Joint Health, How To Increase Your Body Symmetry, The Best Way To Warm-Up & Cool-Down, and How To Heal Nerve Damage. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:04:10] Another reason I am NOT a fan of strict adherence to a standing desk. Way back in 2006, researchers were exploring the role a carnivorous diet could play in anti-aging. Gonna have meat? Have dairy too (shocker!) - calcium protects against colon cancer in a meat-rich diet. Older people with higher cholesterol live longer. Ben mentions http://cholesterolcode.com/ You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:17:46] This podcast is brought to you by: -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. -Rover - For $25 off your first booking, visit rover.com/BEN and use promo code BEN during checkout! -Four Sigmatic - Go to foursigmatic.com/bengreenfield and use the discount code bengreenfield. -Fisher Wallace - Visit FisherWallace.com/Ben to save $150 on your purchase. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleo f(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there. Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin! -May 5-6, 2018: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Bigfork MT. Join Spartan Race and Discover Kalispell as we attempt to make history by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for most people performing burpees at one time. -May 26, 2018: Train to Hunt / Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, we want to make you a better hunter through fitness. -May 31 to June 3, 2018:  A-Fest / Sardinia, Italy.  A-Fest is an invite-only transformational event that gathers a global tribe of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world. Apply now to get invited. -June 28 to July 22, 2018: Mind Valley U / Tallinn, Estonia. Giveaways & Goodies [01:08:20] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some!------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [00:26:39] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best Biohacks For Joint Health [00:26:48] Kelly says:  My question is, how do I take care of my joints moving forward (I am 52). What do you recommend for exercise, diet, and supplements? I am particularly interested in diet and whether food sensitivities and allergies play a role in osteoarthritis. And if they do, how do I test for that? I have had both hips replaced and I am a former competitive tennis player and a long time athlete. I also found out from DNAFit that I have the genetic marker for osteoarthritis. In my response, I recommend: -This study on genetic traits associated with arthritis -Kion Flex -Superessentials fish oil -Anti-Inflammatory Diet plan book by Monica Reinagel -Super slow or isometric training -Body By Science book -PeakFitPro -Swimming -Topical capsaicin cream How To Increase Your Body Symmetry [00:37:53] Trent says: The muscles on my left side of my body are bigger and more defined than on my right side. This is true all over my body - my back, chest, arms, legs, shoulders and even my abs. Is this some sort of hormonal issue or maybe something else I am doing? I work out regularly (3 times per week) resistance training + HIIT twice a week, and yoga once per week. In my response, I recommend: -Body dysmorphic disorder The Best Way To Warm-Up & Cool-Down [00:47:28] Conor says: What are the best warm-ups and cool-downs? Do they differ depending on what workout you are doing (cardio, muscular endurance or strength)? I would like to know how best to prime my body before a workout and how to cool down and recovery after. In my response, I recommend: -My podcast with Brian Mackenzie -The TrainingMask - (use code GREEN1 for 20% discount) -Paul Chek's "Eat, Move & Be Healthy" book -Chris Holder's "Cal Poly Hip Flow" -Resistance Stretching by Bob Cooley -Brock's "Get-Fit Guy" episode about cool-downs How To Heal Nerve Damage [00:58:57] Brian says: In all your research have you found anything that can heal nerves? I have an acute spinal injury and severe nerve damage in my spine. I use CBD daily, I adhere to a raw and whole food diet, and workout every day. In my response, I recommend: -My podcast with Dr. Fletcher on nerve damage -My podcast with Eric Cobb of z-health -An example of nerve flow and nerve glide -Nerve flossing guide -Jack Kruse Epi-Paleo book -Lugol's iodine -Superessentials fish oil -Thorne Carnityl -Thorne R-lipoic acid -Thorne Resveracel -Thorne Q-10 Plus -Thorne Vitamin B Complex  
Apr 12, 2018
Rewilding In Miami, How To Rid The Body Of Calcification, Cacao Nootropic Elixirs, Iridology & Much More With John Schott.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/schott Two years ago, I raced the South Beach triathlon in Miami. Afterwards, I met up with a local bodyworker and gourmet whole food chef who had offered to come work on me. I expected the usual ho-hum "rubdown" with some kind of coconut-beef jerky-kale snack, but was instead treated to not only some of the most intense and effective bodywork I've experienced (including the use of a walker - you know - like old people or surgical recovery patients use), but also a cornucopia of everything from bone broth doughnuts to organic local beef tacos to fermented vegetable salads and beyond - along with some very stimulating intellectual discussion on iridology, fascia, detoxification, magnesium, water and much more. So who was this guy? His name is John Schott, of Schott Health. Establishing himself as one of South Florida’s most groundbreaking and pioneering leaders in the health field, John Schott set himself aside from the pack with the opening of his restaurant and retail space, Lifefood Gourmet, South Florida's first gourmet whole food restaurant. His wellness services have touched the lives of high profile celebrities, athletes, and executives. John leads workshops and detox retreats in Florida, New York City, and South America. He has attained certifications such as Iridologist from NY Center for Iridology based on Bernard Jensen Iridology, Lifefood Culinary Chef & Phoenix Fastician from Jubb’s Longevity Live Food Culinary Chef from NYC. John has studied closely with the top pioneering authors & practitioners for the last 12 years in the alternative health field. His knowledge of and experience with detoxification, nutritional cleansing, bodywork, wellness & lifestyle coaching has led him to create a unique model evolving from a decade of apprenticeship, self study, and hands-on application with hundreds of clients. He has in-depth insights into areas of health pertained to nutritional timing (or “ time conscious" eating), trigger point & fascia bodywork, nutritional cleansing, near infrared therapy, and other alternative healing modalities & longevity strategies. John has created health and performance programs for some of the world's highest performance professionals. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why John uses an "old-person" two-button walker for deep tissue massage therapy...[9:35] -John's theory of calcification and the mentor in California who taught this to him...[12:00] -Why John uses deionized water, and how he ensures the water removes areas of calcification within the body...[16:00] -How something called "iridology" can be used to allow health assessments via photographs of your eyes...[36:40] -The camera attachment you can get for your iPhone to do your own iridology photos...[48:15] -How John is "rewilding" himself and his family while living in a relatively urban area of Miami...[56:35] -Why John uses near infrared light therapy when he does deep tissue work...[61:55] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The two-button walker John uses for deep tissue massage therapy -Glen Caulkins (Johnathan Schott's mentor) -The structured water filter than Ben Greenfield uses -Shilajit -The macro-lens you can use for iridology -The Pemaculture podcast by Pema Schott -Schott Health (mention this podcast or use code GREENFIELD for a 20% discount on John's services) Show Sponsors: -GainsWave - Get 30% off your first treatment at GainsWave.com/Ben. -Kion - Promote joint comfort, mobility, and flexibility and support bone health with Kion Flex. Try it out at GetKion.com. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Organifi - Try the new Organifi Gold at Organifi.com, and use code GREENFIELD to receive 20% off your order. -Omax - GO to TryOmax.com/Ben to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE! Terms and conditions apply. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for John or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Apr 07, 2018
Magic Chocolate, Holotropic Breathwork, Grounding, Earthing, Vortexes, Crystals & More With Shamangelic Healer Anahata Ananda.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/anahata Four months ago, I descended upon the desert in Sedona and had a crazy experience with a shamanic healer and soul guide - an experience that I highlighted in this 20 minute Facebook video that I filmed afterwards. The healer was named "Anahata Ananda". Blending the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman, Anahata guides profound journeys of healing and awakening". Sedona's prominent Shamanic Healer and Soul Guide artfully integrate the fields of spirituality, energy healing, self-empowerment, shamanic teachings, emotional release, quantum manifestation, couple/family dynamics and visualization techniques. Those seeking spiritual awakening, transformational healing, soul guidance, relationship counseling or body/mind/soul rejuvenation choose from a wide range of private tailored sessions, sacred land journeys, inspirational workshops, group retreats or online courses. Anahata is the founder of Shamangelic Healing based in Sedona, Arizona making this the perfect setting for healing and expansion. For detailed descriptions of her Shamangelic healing services visit ShamangelicHealing.com. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Sedona is such a "center" for sound healing...[9:30] -Why Sedona has such a strong spiritual energy...[16:30] -How Anahata came to do what she does now...[20:25] -When we first met, Anahata and I talked for nearly an hour, and this is what we discussed... [32:40] -What I discovered when Anahata asked me to lay on a table in her treatment room... [37:45] -How Anahata uses breathwork, and what is happening physiologically when you enters an "altered state" through breathwork...[48:00] -The other fascinating healing tools and modalities Anahata uses...[56:45] -Does Anahata embrace the use of plant medicines or supplements, and if so, how? [61:55] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My Facebook video report from my first meeting with Anahata -Click here for the free gift that Anahata mentioned during the show Show Sponsors:  -Joov - Visit BenGreenfieldfitness.com/joovv and use the code BEN25 to get a nice little discount off your purchase. -Defense Health Agency - To learn more, Google “A Better Night’s Sleep Podcast” or search for “A Better Night’s Sleep” wherever you listen to podcasts. - Birdwell Britches - To get 10% off your first Birdwell purchase, with Lifetime Guarantee and free shipping over $99, go to - Birdwell.com and use discount code BEN at checkout. -Kion Serum - Rejuvenate your skin and invigorate your complexion with twelve potent, all-natural and organic ingredients that have been expertly blended to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and even skin tone. Go to GetKion.com to check it out! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anahata or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Apr 05, 2018
The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology (& The Real Research On WiFi Health, Cell Phones, Dirty Electricity & More!)
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/tinfoil   Can you really feel years younger and make unexplained symptoms vanish with the click of a button — the “Airplane Mode” on your cell phone? Investigative health journalist Nicolas Pineault used to think this all sounded like something only crazy people wearing tinfoil hats would say. But the overwhelming amount of independent scientific evidence linking electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from wireless technologies with increased risks of cancer, infertility, insomnia, and depression sure has the uncanny ability to change a man’s mind. His new book "The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology" is a simple and unconventional book that will teach you exactly how to reduce your exposure to this brand new 21st-century pollution without going back to the Stone Age. In it, he covers... -What your smartphone, your wifi router and your microwave oven have in common (page 9) -Why policy makers and scientists all worldwide don’t agree about whether EMFs are dangerous or not (page 21) -Is Electro-Hypersensitivity as popularized in the TV show “Better Call Saul” real? Or is it all psychological? (page 62) -Why carrying a cell phone in your pocket can harm your fertility (201 studies prove it) (page 72) -The 1-click fix to reduce cellphone EMFs by 84% (page 142) -What is safer? Speakerphone, earbuds or a Bluetooth ear piece? (page 155) -The #1 worst source of EMF radiation at home (page 160) -Why baby monitors are worse than smartphones, and better alternatives (page 208) It’s true. The jury is still out about whether cellphone radiation is the new smoking or just a temporary scare. But why take chances? Nicolas Pineault is a health journalist who has published more than 1,500 online articles through a daily newsletter called Nick & Gen’s Healthy Life. In 2017, he authored this unconventional book endorsed by top health authorities such as Dr. Mercola, a book that combines common sense and humor to tackle the very serious topic of electromagnetic pollution and its effects on human health.   During our discussion, you'll discover: -The NO/ONOO (nitric oxide/peroxynitrite) cycle and how research by Dr. Martin Pall shows us why chemicals, heavy metals, mold toxins, sugar and junk food, and a bunch of other inflammatory factors each contribute to increasing our sensitivity to EMFs, (and vice-versa)...[10:00]   -How stimulating a pathway called the "NRF2" pathway can help calm down this cycle and make you less EMF sensitive...[23:00]   -EMF shielded clothes, and why Nicolas is now convinced that they actually work...[25:50] -How you can reduce your phone's radiation by 80% by using just 3G instead of 4G/LTE...[33:45]   -How a handful of meta analyses shatter the skeptics beliefs that EMF's do nothing to human, animal and plant biology...[38:55]   -Why you shouldn't hold a cell phone in your hand (and what to use instead)...[44:00]   -Why you need to be very careful with grounding mats and earthing mats, and a supplement to take at night before you ground or earth...[49:45]   -The mineral magnetite that is found in the body of birds, humans and other animals, and how it reacts with EMF...[57:55]   -The importance of metal free inks and natural pigments in tattoos...[62:25]   -Whether or not bluetooth is an issue compared to Wifi and cell phones...[66:40]   -And much more!   Resources from this episode:   -The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology   -Dr. Martin Pall   -Dr. Arthur Pilla   -Moldy documentary   -Tyler Lebaron hydrogenated water episode   -Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD   -Prof. Trevor Marshall   -EMF blocking underwear on Amazon   -The DefenderShield case Ben uses   -My Jack Kruse interview on Bluetooth   -Martin Pall's presentation on how EMFs affect voltage-gated calcium channels -Martin Pall's presentation on the NO/ONOO- cycle and how EMFs and chemicals act in synergy   - Study from Pilla which shows how calcium channels are activated after less than 5 seconds of EMF exposure   -Study by Magda Havas where she mentions that up to 33% of the population suffers from mild to moderate symptoms of electro sensitivity   -Cellphone use increases ipsilateral brain cancer risks by 33% -Medical hypothesis -- sauna therapy might act by raising BH4 levels   -Ochratoxin A (common mold toxin) inhibits the NRF2 pathway -Olive leaf extract mitigates EMF damage, probably because of NRF2 stimulation   -EGCG stimulates NRF2   -Quercetin stimulates NRF2 -Molecular hydrogen stimulates NRF2 Electrosmog Rx, the EMF course for health practitioners I've put together with Dr. Klinghardt, Lynch, Mercola, etc. Live beta launching from Feb 26 to Mar 11. -Sophia Health Institute, Dr. Klinghardt's practice   -Background microwave radiation levels are a quintillion times higher than back in Mother Nature -Prof. Trevor Marshall study using EMF-blocking caps to help autoimmune patients   -Spartan underwear   -2016 review on EMFs and oxidative stress   -2012 Indian review on EMFs and animals + nature   -Defender Shield   -Earthing   -Best source for earthing research -Metal framed glasses increase EMF exposure to the head   -How MRI might react with metals in tattoos   -Silver fillings leach more mercury when exposed to cell phones   -Silver fillings leach more mercury when exposed to wifi   Show Sponsors: -Kion Aminos - For for muscle recovery, better cognition, reduced cravings, immunity, try Kion Aminos from GetKion.com. -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/BenGreenfield for 15% off. -Organifi - Go to Organifi.com and use discount code GREENFIELD for 20% off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nicolas or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!  
Mar 31, 2018
383: How To Maximize Stem Cell Health, Why Branched Chain Amino Acids Don't Work, How To Get A Better Score On A VO2 Max Test & Much More!
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http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/383  Mar 29, 2018, Podcast: 383 - Why Branched Chain Amino Acids Don't Work, How To Get A Better Score On A VO2 Max Test, Does Intermittent Fasting Lower Hormones, and How To Maximize Your Stem Cell Health. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:03:41] Man’s Chronic Pain Disappears After Vigorous, Cold-Water Swim. Could this be the next blue zone? Probably one of the best heart disease risk factor markers you could possibly track. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:17:37] This podcast is brought to you by: -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. -Thrive - Go to thrivemarket.com/ben to get $60 of free organic groceries now! -Omax - Go to TRYtryomax.com/ben today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures [00:15:27] -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleo f(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there. Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin! -May 5-6, 2018: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Bigfork MT. Join Spartan Race and Discover Kalispell as we attempt to make history by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for most people performing burpees at one time. -May 26, 2018: Train to Hunt / Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, we want to make you a better hunter through fitness. -May 31 to June 3, 2018:  A-Fest / Sardinia, Italy.  A-Fest is an invite-only transformational event that gathers a global tribe of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world. Apply now to get invited. -June 28 to July 22, 2018: Mind Valley U / Tallinn, Estonia. -The story of why Ben is not racing for Team Timex this year after all (hint: it's about this story). [00:35:03] Giveaways & Goodies [01:15:57] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Why Branched Chain Amino Acids Don't Work [00:23:24] Robert says: I have a question about Branch Chain Amino Acids. You say that you have concerns about their insulinogenic or glycemic effects but Dominic D'Agostino says that Leucine is a more of a ketogenic amino acid and that it didn't have much effect on blood sugar. I take up to 5 grams of Leucine before a workout, especially if have been fasting to help reduce muscle loss. If you can dig into this, that would be awesome. In my response, I recommend: -Kion Aminos How To Get A Better Score On A VO2 Max Test [00:31:22] Andrew says: I have a Vo2 Max, incline, weighted fitness test coming up that I need to do for a fire department recruitment process. I was wondering if you have any tips, potential biohacking or training protocols that I can start using in preparation for this test. I will be wearing about 60lbs of gear, walking at a 12% incline for 12 - 15 minutes. Any help would be great! In my response, I recommend: -LiveO2 - get a free pulse oximeter and free shipping on this extremely easy-to-setup and easy-to-use unit with code GREENFIELD -NordicTrack Incline Trainer -Hyperwear Weighted Vest -Biotropic Labs supplements -Blood test for RBC's/iron/ferritin -Thorne Iron Bisglycinate -Floradix Ferritin -Clearlight Sauna -Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine -Metabolic Approach to Cancer Does Intermittent Fasting Lower Hormones? [00:54:29] Andrew says: Would a 12-16 hour fast be safe for someone who is experiencing hyperthyroid and borderline testosterone issues? There is a study circulating that shows intermittent fasting can raise cortisol and lower testosterone. In my response, I recommend: -Study: Within-day Energy Deficiency and Metabolic Perturbation in Male Endurance Athletes. -Kion Aminos -Exogenous ketones Four New, Cutting-Edge Ways To Easily Shift Your Body Into Fat-Burning Mode & Ketosis How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis How To Get Into Ketosis In 60 Minutes Or Less (& Which Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrients & More To Fill In The Holes Of A Ketogenic Diet) Exogenous Ketones, Deuterium-Depleted Water, Near Vs. Far Infrared, Scorpion Stings & More! A Special Episode Recorded Live In Panama Exoskeletons For Human Performance, Will Robots Rule The World, Ketosis For Muscle Gain & Much More -Hotel Carillon in Miami -Northern Galilee podcast with a basketball player who cured himself of cancer How To Maximize Your Stem Cell Health [01:06:06] Jason says: I am having stem cell treatment to address an old rotator cuff tear. I am wondering if there is anything specific that I can do pre and post surgery to maximize its effectiveness. I will follow my doctor's instructions but was wondering if there is anything I can do via diet, training or biohacks to maximize the treatment's effectiveness. It ain't cheap, so I want to do all I can do. In my response, I recommend: -Pau D’ Arco bark tea (2-3 cups per day of the tea) -Superessentials fish oil (4 with any meal) -Organic green tea extract (use throughout day) -Organic cacao powder (use throughout day) -Organic frozen blueberries (use throughout day) -Activation Products Marine Phytoplankton (use in morning - 2 dropperfuls) -Intranasal glutathione (use 2 sprays each nostril in morning) -Colostrum (Kion Colostrum - 4 upon waking) -Bitter Melon Extract (Kion Lean - 2 before dinner) -RecoveryBits (20-30 bits a day - with or without food) -Thorne Multivitamin (take AM 3 capsules morning and PM 3 capsules evening) -Organic Aloe Vera Juice (2 shots/day) -Listen to this podcast and incorporate the recommendations on Moringa and on Coffeeberry Fruit Extract -Either the ketogenic diet from Stephen Gundry’s Plant Paradox or from Dr. Terry Wahl’s Wahl’s Protocol -Previous podcast about how to recover faster from surgery   -----------------------------------------------------
Mar 29, 2018
A Potent Pre-Sauna Stack, How To Cleanse Your Blood Before Bed, 700%+ Endurance Increases, The Best Supplements For Altitude Performance & Much More With Craig Dinkel of Biotropic Labs.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/biotropicpodcast   In the podcast episode “Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More” I interviewed athlete, mountain climber, former collegiate and Olympic trials qualifying competitive swimmer and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called “Biotropic”. After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it's really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more. So Craig came back in the podcast "How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs).", and in that podcast, we took a deep dive into the unique blood building formulation Craig has designed. Then Craig returned for a third time to delve into a new supplement formulation he designed called "Oxcia" and to also talk about recovery for aging athletes, cross-body patterning, a form of high intensity interval training called "HIIQT" and much more. Now Craig is back for a fourth time for a nitty-gritty, deep dive into the physiology, biochemistry and science behind his unique formulations. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Ben "triple-dosed" with Biotropic AFA when he came down with the flu...[7:25] -How Craig began experimenting with supplements in highschool and became a supplement knowledge powerhouse while qualifying for the Olympic Trials in swimming...[12:40] -The brutal swim workouts Craig and Ben experienced as swimmers and water polo players...[19:05] -How chlorella enhances ATP production in the absence of actual calories...[23:50] -A fringe compound that increases endurance by over 750%...[27:00] -How beetroot works to not only vasodilate arteries, but also to quell excess free radicals...[29:40] -The amazing echinacea + sauna training hack for building new red blood cells...[44:50] - The equally amazing chlorella + grounding/earthing slack for cleaning up the body during sleep...[54:25] -The hidden ingredient in watermelon that vasodilates blood and works better than the supplement arginine...[59:56] -How a component found in apples can repair muscles that have been crushed...[65:50] -And much more!   Resources from this episode: -BioTropic supplements (use code BEN30 for 30% on all three bottles or you can use code BEN for 20% discount on any single bottle) -Study: The Use of Echinacea to Improve Oxygen Transport Capacity -GlobalDRO.com -Terry Schroeder -Phenylethylamine -Sayer Ji study on chlorella boosting ATP in absence of calories Show Sponsors: -Onnit - To save 10% off your order, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit. -Fresh Books - FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial BGF Podcsat listeners. To claim it, just go to FreshBooks.com/BEN and enter code BEN GREENFIELD FITNESS in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. -Daily Burn - Visit DailyBurn.com/Ben to start your FREE sixty-day trial. -Kion Aminos - For for muscle recovery, better cognition, reduced cravings, immunity, try Kion Aminos from GetKion.com! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Mar 24, 2018
Drinking Sperm, Smearing Mayonnaise On Your Face, Protein Cycling & A Cell Death Deep Dive With Author Naomi Whittel.
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https://BenGreenfieldFitness.com/glowbook Recorded in the backseat of an Audi S7 during a mecca trip to get high-dose vitamin C injections at a fringe wellness clinic in Pocatello, Idaho, today's podcast is a mind-blowing deep dive into programmed cell death and autophagy with the author of the brand new book "Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin & Invigorate Your Life." Naomi Whittel is widely recognized as the one to watch in the “wellness from within” space. Named by Prevention the nation’s leading female innovator in the natural products industry, Naomi is hailed as a trailblazer and an advocate of purity and potency in nutraceuticals. As CEO of Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Naomi continues to deliver on her promise to help millions thrive with award-winning supplements they know will truly help them. A premier wellness partner for QVC, Naomi has also been recognized as one of the leading innovators in the natural products industry by Whole Foods Magazine in their exclusive “Who’s Who of Manufacturers and Suppliers”. Her story and products have been lauded by The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, ABC News, PBS, InStyle, The View, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, SHAPE, Access Hollywood, Natural Solutions, Good Morning America, Today Show and more. She is a steward of sustainability, a sought-after keynote speaker, and a member of the UN Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Naomi lives in Boca Raton, Florida with her husband and their four children. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The surprising truth about inducing programmed cell death...[11:55] -Naomi's autoimmune disorder that sparked her quest to discover how to heal her skin and body...[14:45] -Why the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine was specifically focused on autophagy...[21:50] -Naomi's shocking discovery about how fish oil is actually harvested...[25:40] -What Naomi discovered about citrus bergamot's effect on cell death when she was traveling in Italy...[29:20] -The mind-blowing study Naomi conducted on a group of women in Jacksonville, Florida...[34:00] -How to induce programmed cell death via intermittent fasting combined with protein cycling...[38:10] -What foods you should break a fast with...[42:15] -The best type of exercise to activate cellular autophagy...[55:30] -How Naomi maintains flawless skin, hair and nails while traveling internationally as hard charging CEO...[60:50 & 65:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Naomi's book: Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin & Invigorate Your Life. -Jeff Hay's documentary films -Nicotine gum on Amazon -Nicotine toothpicks on Amazon -Organic Cacao butter on Amazon -Organic Pili nuts on Amazon -Kion Skin Serum -Dr. Jason West's clinic in Pocatello, Idaho Show Sponsors:  -Blue Apron -  Check out this week's menu and get $30 of your first order by visiting BlueApron.com/Ben! -Daily Harvest -  Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code BEN to get three items FREE off your first box! -Kion Serum - Rejuvenate your skin and invigorate your complexion with twelve potent, all-natural and organic ingredients that have been expertly blended to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and even skin tone. Use Kion Serum anywhere you’d like more vibrant, youthful looking skin. Go to GetKion.com to check it out! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Naomi or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Mar 22, 2018
A Crazy, New Cutting-Edge Method To Instantly Repair Your DNA In The Comfort Of Your Own Home: Everything You Need To Know About The Eng3 NanoVi Device.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/dnarepair For the past four months, I'd been breathing air from a special device on my desk - a device called a "NanoVi". It gives me a clear head, better workouts and more focus - but the effects go deep, deep into the body and actually cause repair of DNA. In today's podcast, I interview Hans Eng, who invented this device and explains exactly how it works. Hans is President and CEO of Eng3 Corporation, a Seattle-based company that produces applied biophysics technology for the US and international markets. His 31 years of experience with advanced medical technologies includes working for Johnson & Johnson in Europe and the formation, growth, and successful sale of a German medical implant company. Hans has deep experience in research and development, production, and quality assurance for medical devices. An advanced Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, combined with his background in material science and proteomics enabled Hans to develop the patented technology that underlies Eng3’s NanoVi products. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Hans, as a biophysicist, developed a particular interest in repairing DNA damage...[8:40] -How your DNA become damaged over 700,000 times per day...[16:05] -Whether there is evidence that it can be repaired and if so, what is the mechanism for that...[20:12] -The difference between good and bad reactive oxygen species (ROS's) and how this relates to DNA repair...[22:50] -How Hans came up for the idea of this crazy contraption that now sits at my desk and that I use every single day...[29:40] -The electromagnetic wave the NanoVi is exposing to the water that would assist with DNA repair...[30:20] -The effects of the the production of specific electromagnetic waves on physical performance...[42:05] -How it should be timed for exercise (and whether it can be used during exercise)...[44:10] -How the NanoVi compares to oxygen, exercise with oxygen therapy, hyperbaric oxygen and antioxidant therapies...[46:30 & 49:40] -How long to use the NanoVi and whether it can be used every day...[53:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Eng3 NanoVi device that Ben and Hans discuss -My interview with Aubrey De Grey -My interview with Gerald Pollack [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eng3-M086-From_Redox_Homeostasis_to_Redox_Signaling_Therapy-rev02.pdf"] Show Sponsors:  -Kion Serum - Rejuvenate your skin and invigorate your complexion with twelve potent, all-natural and organic ingredients that have been expertly blended to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and even skin tone. Use Kion Serum anywhere you’d like more vibrant, youthful looking skin. Go to GetKion.com to check it out! -Organifi - Go to Organifi.com and use discount code GREENFIELD for 20% off your order! -GAINSWave -To learn more go to GAINSWave.com/Ben and find a provider near you. Don’t forget to mention you heard about GAINSWave through Ben Greenfield and you can save 30% off your FIRST treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Hans or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Mar 17, 2018
382: The Carnivore Diet, Vaporizing Essential Oils, Everything You Need To Know About Mobility & More!
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https://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/382 Mar 15, 2018, Podcast: 382 - How To Increase Mobility, Vaporizing Essential Oils, Everything You Need To Know About Garlic For Health, and How To Get Rid Of Sun Spots. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:02:53]:  The carnivorous diet looks interesting… but boy, I do like things like glazed brussells sprouts with my steak 😉  Here’s a good reason to chop your broccoli into small pieces about 90 minutes prior to cooking.  Is vegetarianism healthy for children? Here’s what science says. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:16:21]: This podcast is brought to you by: -Freshbooks - All you have to do is go to FreshBooks.com/BEN and enter “BEN GREENFIELD FITNESS” in the how did you hear about us section. -Joovv - visit bengreenfieldfitness.com/joovv and use the code BEN25 to get a nice little discount on your purchase. -Birdwell - get 10% off your first Birdwell purchase, with Lifetime Guarantee and free shipping over $99, go to - Birdwell.com and use discount code ben at checkout. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures [00:21:26]: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. –March 24-25, 2018: San Jose Super and Sprint Weekend, Diablo, CA. There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend of distance and speed. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast. Bring out all the support you’ve got for this one, spectators welcome! Aroo! Get your tickets here. -April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleof(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there. Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin! -May 5-6, 2018: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Bigfork MT. Join Spartan Race and Discover Kalispell as we attempt to make history by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for most people performing burpees at one time. -May 26, 2018: Train to Hunt / Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, we want to make you a better hunter through fitness. Giveaways & Goodies [01:08:07] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Increase Mobility [00:23:05] Anthony says: My main issue is, no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get flexible. I have been doing squats, stretching, martial arts, and a bunch of different things for well over 3 years and no matter what I can't get any flexibility or rotation. I can barely squat but I can do everything else. I don't know what to do. Do you have any answers? The problem is in my arms (overhead), legs (can't touch my toes) and torso (rotation). In my response, I recommend: -Kion Aminos -Kion Flex -Primal Collagen -My article on mobility -My audio on the Alexander technique Vaporizing Essential Oils [00:43:11] Katie says: Recently you talked about Vaping essential oils. I was wondering if you could give us more details on that. I have a bunch of friends who live very healthy lifestyles aside from the fact that they can't give up their vapes. How does vaping essential oils compare to a regular vape? How much smoke does it produce? How is the flavour? How do you choose your blends? How do you use it? In my response, I recommend: -Aromatherapy Inhaler -Thrive CBD Vape Pen -Essential Oil Vaporizer -Podcast 1 with Paul Chek -Podcast 2 with Paul Chek -Magic Flight Box -Da Buddha vaporizer -Article about the temperatures essential oils vape at -Young Living Essential Oil -Essential Oil Wizardry Everything You Need To Know About Garlic For Health [00:53:23] Mark says: What do you think about aged garlic extract? It seems they recommend it for just about everything and I was wondering what you thought about it for daily use. In my response, I recommend: -Kyolic aged garlic on Amazon -How to make aged garlic -My article on stopping colds and flus How To Get Rid Of Sun Spots [01:01:14] Anthony says: How can you get rid of sun spots or age spots? So far I have used Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice. Any advice would be great. In my response, I recommend: -Kion Anti-Aging Serum  
Mar 15, 2018
A Nomadic Blogger Who Wants To Upgrade Humanity By Shocking People With A Device Called The "Pavlok": The Maneesh Sethi Podcast Episode
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/maneesh Meet Maneesh Sethi. Several years ago, Maneesh invented a device called Pavlok out of necessity: since he was young, he has had trouble concentrating. Maneesh studied psychology at Stanford under the legendary BJ Fogg, where he learned the basic principles of behavior change. He left Stanford to pursue a successful stint as a nomadic blogger (hackthesystem.com), during which his struggle to concentrate on writing led him to hire an assistant to sit next to him and slap him every time he got off task - leading to a viral video that garnered hundreds of thousands of views and a productivity increase of 400%. Inspired by this, Maneesh set out to create a less painful but just as effective way of boosting productivity and breaking bad habits, and in 2013 he started Pavlok. Since I first met Maneesh when rooming with him at a health conference, and learned of his "Pavlok" device that we delve into in this episode, he's been trying to make Pavlok a full solution for behavior change. This means asking what someone wants to change, adding reward and punishment, and keeping people accountable. Pavlok 2 is the next evolution of what he is trying to do: upgrade humanity. The latest iteration of Pavlok Ecosystem includes The Device, The Software, and the Behavioral Currency: Volts. Maneesh recently rebuilt Pavlok 2 from the ground up, adding 7+ days of battery life, customizable stimuli, motion and gesture tracking, and upgraded bluetooth connectivity. In addition, Pavlok 2 tracks your sleep, learns your gestures and patterns, and can remind you with a vibration, beep, or zap to start and stop doing behaviors - like a personal coach, on your wrist. He also created the milanese magnetic strap, which he claims makes it the most comfortable wearable you've ever felt, and is also tying the Apple Watch to the Pavlok Band. Pavlok connects to your phone via Bluetooth (iOS/Android App). The Pavlok Core App connects the device to your phone. The App itself is similar to an App Store: you start off with the basic apps (Alarms, Sleep Tracking, the Bad Habit Intro Course). Maneesh has about ten different Pavlok Apps available right now. New ones are constantly being made by him, his partners, and his developers. He's also added what he calls "Volts". Volts are a digital currency that rewards you for positive behaviors. Volts are earned by contributing to the community and performing healthy behaviors that you enjoy Volts can be used to unlock apps and products in our platform or to buy goods and services - for example: courses, coaching, entertainment, and more. How are Volts related to Pavlok? 1. The Pavlok App is includes community and resources for positive behavioral change; and 2. The Pavlok wearable (not required) tracks and trains your behavior automatically. Maneesh calls it your "24/7/365 personal coach." Volts are a digital currency (buy-in only) for the next six months or so. Afterwards, they will become a crypto currency (buy-in, cash-out). During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Maneesh hired a girl to follow him around and slap him in the face...[18:50] -The inside story of Maneesh's Shark Tank experience (and how he made Mr. Wonderful cry)...[22:25 & 30:30] -How Maneesh created a wearable that reinforces both good habits and punishes bad habits while tying in a cryptocurrency...[26:20] -How you can use Pavlok to very quickly cut a sugar habit...[37:55] -How you can use Pavlok to teach yourself how to do squats (and any workout) more consistently...[45:25] -Why Ben chews on an apple tree stick...[46:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com (Maneesh's brother Ramit Sethi's website) -HackTheSystem.com (Maneesh Sethi's website) -Pavlok.com/bengreenfield (this link will give you a 20% discount) Show Sponsors: -Omax - Go to TryOmax.com/Ben to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE Terms and conditions apply. -Kion Serum - Rejuvenate your skin and invigorate your complexion with twelve potent, all-natural and organic ingredients that have been expertly blended to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and elasticity, and even skin tone. Get yours now at GetKion.com. -Harry's - Claim your FREE TRIAL OFFER from Harry’s today – $13 value for FREE when you sign up, just cover shipping! Your Free Trial Set includes:  A weighted, ergonomic razor handle, 5 precision-engineered blades with a lubricating strip and trimmer blade, rich lathering shave gel, and a travel blade cover. To get your Free Trial set go to Harrys.com/BEN right now! -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code GREENFIELD for 20% off your order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Maneesh or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Mar 10, 2018
Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/beyondhuman Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Eve Herold's new book Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics. These technologies will dramatically transform our lives and allow us to live for hundreds of years. Yet, with these blessings come complicated practical and ethical issues, some of which we can predict, but many we cannot. Beyond Human taps the minds of doctors, scientists, and engineers engaged in developing a host of new technologies while telling the stories of some of the patients courageously testing the radical new treatments about to come into the market. Beyond Human asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more artificial, we hold onto our humanity. In this new world, will everyone have access to technological miracles, or will we end up living in a world of radical disparities? How will society accommodate life spans that extend into hundreds of years? Will we and our descendants be able to bring about the dream of a future liberated by technology, or will we end up merely serving the machines and devices that keep us healthy, smart, young, and alive? Eve Herold is a science writer specializing in issues at the intersection of science and society. She has written and spoken extensively about stem cell research and regenerative medicine and the social and bioethical aspects of leading-edge medicine. She is the past director of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the American Psychiatric Association and has served as Director of Public Policy Research and Education for the Genetics Policy Institute. Other positions include Public Education Manager for the Stem Cell Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting biomedical research and education. She is the former managing editor of The Gerontologist, a scholarly journal that explores the many facets of aging and its impact on society. Her 2007 book, Stem Cell Wars, was awarded a Commendation in Popular Medicine by the British Medical Association. Her 2016 book, Beyond Human, has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. A new book, Robots and the Women Who Love Them, will be released in 2018. During my discussion with Eve in today's show, you'll discover: -Whether Eve Herold is one of those folks who are striving to live to be 160 or 180 or 200...[6:12] -How a brain pacemaker works and if you should get one installed someday...[6:50] -How to inject your brain with stem cells...[14:10] -Why Ben has banked both his fat marrow stem cells and bone marrow stem cells...[19:25] -What Eve's typical day looks like in terms of anti-aging "techniques" she currently uses...[21:45] -The fascinating current state of organ implantation or organ technology to replace failing organs...[25:10] -The crazy military and DARPA research that is allowing soldiers to function at a high level for more than 168 hours without sleep...[33:25] -How a brain-to-machine interface allows for computers to be controlled with sheer mental power...[40:00] -How nanobots can be used to repair internal proteins and to extend lifespan...[42:30] -What Eve thinks about so-called anti-aging pills like NAD+, resveratrol, metformin, etc...[49:05] -Whether you live longer if you are slightly fat...[58:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives Stem Cell Wars: Inside Stories from the Frontlines -My interview with Aubrey De Grey -My podcast on NAD+ -Six crazy cocktails (including my Pau D' Arco bark tea recipe) -Kion Lean -Circadia - use code GREENFIELD for $100 discount -Halo tDCS -Vielight photobiomodulation -US Stem Cell Clinic for fat marrow stem cells -Foreverlabs for bone marrow stem cells - use code GREENFIELD for $250 discount -Teloyears for measuring your telomere length Show Sponsors:  -Birdwell Beach Britches - To get 10% off your first Birdwell purchase, with Lifetime Guarantee and free shipping over $99, go to - Birdwell.com and use discount code BEN at checkout. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/GREEN. -Four Sigmatic - Try Four Sigmatic's new adaptogen coffee at FourSigmatic.com/BenGreenfield for 15% off your order. -HealthIQ  - The "Ben Greenfield Fitness" podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/BEN to support the show and see if you qualify. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Eve or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Mar 08, 2018
How To Strip Fat Fast, Single Sets To Failure, CBD Dosing, Boxing For Fitness & More: The Jay Ferruggia Podcast
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/jason Jay Ferruggia has been helping people become the strongest version of themselves since 1994. You may have seen his work in Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Fast Company, Huffington Post, LiveStrong, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Shape, Entrepreneur, Details or on ESPN or CBS. You know how group training is the big thing these days? He was doing that in the mid 90’s. The hardcore, underground warehouse gyms that are so popular nowadays? He had one of those back in ’96. Training like an athlete? Flipping tires, dragging sleds, pressing logs, using rings? He has been doing that for 20+ years with his clients, long before it was popular or on TV commercials. What you may not know is that over the course of his life he's been physically and mentally weak, skinny, fat, sad, depressed, insecure, painfully shy, socially awkward, crippled with anxiety and indecision, struggled with addiction, and have gone broke on more than one occasion. During my discussion with Jay in today's podcast, you'll discover: -What happened to Jay when he didn't touch a weight for 12 weeks in a row and switched to body weight training only...[12:47] -Jay's current strategies for maintaining his body as he ages, and his personal longevity tactics...[16:50] -Jay's top tips for getting in great shape, in just 3-4 hours a week...[28:17] - How Jay monitors his bloodwork, and the diet and supplements he takes...[46:45] -The fastest way to lose fat safely and the best substitute for uphill sprints...[55:55] -How to use single sets to failure for massive fitness responses...[60:27] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Books by Jason Ferruggia (including "Pushing The Limits", which Ben discusses in this episode as a very good body weight training book) -Jason's podcast -Tony Jeffries Box N' Burn podcast -Craig Ballantyne Perfect Day podcast -The CBD Ben mentions -The Qualia God Pill Ben mentions -Alex Viada Juggernaut training and Hybrid athlete training systems -The PeakFitPro isometric machine Ben talks about - use code greenfield to get $200 off -The Chris Holder podcast -The Mike Salemi podcast -The lab tests that Ben recommends Show Sponsors:  -Joov - Visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/joovv and use the code BEN25 to get a nice little discount off your purchase. -GAINSWave - To learn more go to GAINSWave.com/Ben and find a provider near you. Don’t forget to mention you heard about GAINSWave through Ben Greenfield and you can save 30% off your FIRST treatment. -Birdwell Beach Britches - To get 10% off your first Birdwell purchase, with Lifetime Guarantee and free shipping over $99, go to - Birdwell.com and use discount code BEN at checkout. -HealthIQ - The "Ben Greenfield Fitness" podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/BEN to support the show and see if you qualify. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jason or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Mar 03, 2018
381: The Post-Workout Nutrition Myth, Your Personal Circadian Rhythm, Hot Vs. Cold For Recovery & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/381 Mar 1, 2018 Podcast: 381 - Why You Don't Need To Eat After A Workout, How To Find Your Personal Circadian Rhythm, How To Absorb Iron Better, and Healthy Breakfast Travel Ideas. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. Clearlight Sauna giveaway Sanctuary-2 Full Spectrum Sauna winner announcement! [00:00:00] News Flashes [00:04:59]: They say “heat accelerates recovery” and cold delays recovery, but they didn’t have a hot-cold control group - that’s what I personally do (hot-cold). A ketogenic diet lowers body fat and maintains performance in Crossfit athletes. Interesting. For fixing metabolic issues, the ketogenic diet beat out exercising. This guy is not a fan of Vipassana silent meditation retreats. What do YOU think? You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:18:34] This podcast is brought to you by: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi for your GREEN JUICE and use Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -DailyBurn - Visit DailyBurn.com/BEN TODAY to start your FREE sixty-day trial. -Thrive - Go to thrivemarket.com/ben to get $60 of free organic groceries now! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -March 2-3, 2018: 2018 Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference & Scientific Seminar, Weston, FL. Top stem cell innovators, researchers, and medical practitioners will be joining to further the field of regenerative medicine. Attend the two-day seminar to discover the latest in the field and learn how regenerative therapies can help your practice grow. Featured speaker: Ben Greenfield. Get your ticket here. –March 24-25, 2018: San Jose Super and Sprint Weekend, Diablo, CA. There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend of distance and speed. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast. Bring out all the support you’ve got for this one, spectators welcome! Aroo! Get your tickets here. -April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleof(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there! Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin! Giveaways & Goodies [01:06:06] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Why You Don't Need To Eat After A Workout [00:26:37] Luke says: I training for a Spartan Super and I was at a talk by a sports physiologist and he kept stressing the need for post-workout carbs. He was saying "1 gram, per kilogram of weight, per hour of training, in the two hours following your workout." He showed some graphs showing how this was the most important time (blah blah blah). I've heard you talk about not eating immediately after. Something to do with HGH or Testosterone. Could you go into a little more detail about if carbs are actually needed? In my response, I recommend: -Kion Aminos How To Find Your Personal Circadian Rhythm [00:39:31] Sheridan says: Circadian Rhythm seems to be a hot theme in most health podcasts these days. What do you suggest is the most efficient way to find your personal circadian rhythm? Is it the Oura ring? Is there more to it than that? How would you find your personal circadian rhythm? In my response, I recommend: -Oura Ring -Power Of When book by Michael Breus -The chronotype quiz -mycircadianclock.org How To Absorb Iron Better [00:48:37] Mia says: I heard Dr Mercola say that turmeric blocks the absorption of iron (and I have low iron and ferritin). I take a fair amount of turmeric. If I take my liver pills at a different time than my turmeric, will that allow the iron to be absorbed better?  In my response, I recommend: -Superhuman Coach Article on how to use turmeric Healthy Breakfast Travel Ideas [00:54:59] Daniel says: I personally consume your signature smoothie every morning and I am wondering what you eat in the morning when making your smoothie is just not an option? Like when you are traveling and whatnot. In my response, I recommend: -EnergyBits -Trader Joe's Coconut Chunks -Ample -Ambronite -Living Fuel SuperGreens -Organifi -Bulletproof Octane -Onnit Emulsified MCT oil -My article on exogenous ketones  
Mar 01, 2018
How To Get Into Ketosis In 60 Minutes Or Less (& Which Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrients & More To Fill In The Holes Of A Ketogenic Diet)
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/fastketosis Meet the guys from Kegenix: Rob Rogers and Gary Millet. These fellas are true experts in ketosis and ketones, and we take a deep dive into ketosis (and how to get into ketosis in under 60 minutes) on today's show. Rob graduated from the University of San Diego and played professional baseball with the Clevelan d Indians. After finishing his baseball career he has been a serial entrepreneur. As an athlete he has always been focused on health, nutrition, exercise and biohacking – what you can do to make yourself better. His wanting to know what is the newest and the best led him to meet with Dominic D’Agostino to learn about ketosis and ketones. After many discussions with Dom, Rob and his partner Gary Millet licensed the worldwide rights to Dom’s technology and are now fully immersed and committed to ketones, specifically exogenous ketones. In addition to being co-founder of Kegenix, Gary Millet headed up the development and commercialized the Kegenix product, utilizing the unique patented technology of Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, licensed world-wide from the University of South Florida. Mr. Millet is responsible for springboarding the popularity of the ketone supplementation movement and is one of the key authorities on Keto Eating, Ketone Supplementation, Keto Protocols and Keto Coaching. Mr. Millet is also involved in strategic marketing, and the inventor of the Quad BHB Salts pending patent. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The unique technology the Gary and Rob licensed from Dominic D. Agostino...[9:30] -Why you would want combine MCT oil with exogenous ketones...[11:00] -The patent that Gary and Rob hold on "Compositions and methods for producing elevated and sustained ketosis"...[14:30] -How to raise blood ketones and lower blood glucose at the same time...[20:18] -If there are any health risks to having blood ketones and blood glucose simultaneously elevated...[24:25] -Why wouldn't you just fast and limit carbohydrates to get into ketosis...[28:45] -Why Rob and Gary added BHB Quad Salts with Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) to Kegenix Prime...[34:40] -The reasoning behind the different salt forms of beta-hydroxybutyrate in Keto Meal (e.g. cal, mag, potassium, etc.)...[37:50] -Why Kegenix does not use ketone esters in its products...[45:45] -Why Rob and Gary added AAKG (known for its ability to increase nitric oxide production) with glucuronolactone to Keto Spray...[47:50] -Rob and Gary's take is your take on exogenous ketone dosing in terms of how much, how often, what time of day and why...[53:40] -How to measure your levels of ketosis...[57:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Kegenix - use discount Greenfield for 10% -Gary's recipe for "Kegenix Caramel-Mocha Shake" Ingredients: -Cold Water or Brewed Coffee: 8 - 9 oz -Kegenix Chocolate KETOMEAL: 2 Scoops -Organic Instant Coffee or Brewed Coffee: 1 tbs -Honeyville Powdered Peanut Butter: 1 tbs -DairyGold 40% Cream 1 or other organic heavy cream - 2oz -Eden Gourmet Caramel Flavored Syrup 2 squirts (or Omica Organic Stevia) Instructions: -Into your VitaMix or other blender, pour in the cold water or brewed coffee followed by all ingredients. Blend at low speed until thoroughly mixed. Serve in a 20 oz cup over ice. -Levl device for measuring ketones - use code Greenfield for 25% off -Could This Ketosis-Based Elixir Hold The Key To Weight Loss, World Record Performances, Brain Healing and More -Which Ketone Supplement Works Best: Ketone Salts vs. Ketone Esters With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino -Four New, Cutting-Edge Ways To Easily Shift Your Body Into Fat-Burning Mode & Ketosis -How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis -Exogenous Ketones, Deuterium-Depleted Water, Near Vs. Far Infrared, Scorpion Stings & More! A Special Episode Recorded Live In Panama -320: How To Do Your Workouts Using Biofeedback, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, How You Burn Ketones & Much More -Combining Low Carb And Extreme Exercise – The Official Results Of The Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment Show Sponsors: -Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code BEN to get three items FREE off your first box! -Organifi - Try Organifi Gold by going to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code GREENFIELD for 20% off your order! -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/BenGreenfield and use code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Rob, Gary or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Feb 24, 2018
The Danger Of 'Shrooms, Eating & Supplementing "Seasonally", Whether Lectins Are Really Bad For You & Much More With Dr. Anthony Beck!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/beck2 I have several friends who I would consider to be VIP's, bigwigs, and leading authorities in the field of health and biohacking. Although I will respectfully keep those friends anonymous, I've noted that a relatively large majority of them have one specific man who serves as their personal physician, and he's the same guy who advises some of the world's top military personnel, Spartans, strongmen competitors and obstacle racers. That man is Dr. Anthony Beck, and he's my guest on today's podcast. As a physician who has practiced Functional Medicine for over 20 years and backed by 10’s of thousands of patient encounters, Dr. Anthony G. Beck doesn’t merely manage diseases ~ he helps people resolve them. Dr. Beck has earned 4 national medical board certifications, is the founder and chief medical officer for Balance Protocol Institute, is the founder and CEO of Helion Nutraceuticals and provides philanthropic care for combat veterans through groups such as Warrior Angles Foundation, Millennium TBI Network and Task Force Dagger Foundation. With extensive education in many clinical disciplines such as Functional Medicine, clinical nutrition, systems biology, epigenetics and nutrigenomics, he takes a dynamic approach to assessing, educating, and working with his patients to achieve their highest levels of wellbeing. Dr. Beck’s programs involve a full array of aspects including optimizing ones environment of (air, water, light, sound, EMF), healthful lifestyle design, individualized nutrition, hormone balancing, resolving immune dysfunction, identifying hidden infectious diseases, as well as leveraging extensive laboratory and functional testing to assist patients to determine their biochemical individuality. Even more importantly, Dr. Beck wants to empower patients to demand a higher level of care from their health care providers. So not only is Dr. Beck a wealth of knowledge on advanced health tactics, medical testing, and the combination of biohacking and exercise performance, but he's also the mastermind behind a hydration tactic I've personally been experimenting with: a tiny hydration invention called Oral I.V. - which we explore in great detail in the episode "The Physician Who Personally Advises The World's Leading Health Authorities, And His Tiny Invention That Pro Athletes Swear By." Lately, Dr. Beck has been quite pesky and informative on my own Facebook page - on topics about everything from mushrooms to methylation - so I figured I'd invite him on the show to take a deep dive into some of these controversial topics he has a unique perspective on, including: Psychedelics Lectins Energy Medicine Devices Dietary waters vs pH effect on body EMF devices for health and their consequences During our discussion, you'll discover: -Anthony's fascinating morning routine that includes near infrared, far infrared and photobiomodulation... [00:11:10] -Why Anthony only takes certain supplements during certain seasons, and how he determines that... [00:22:29] -Why Anthony has his Spartan athletes eat differently at different latitudes and why you can eat more fruits and raw vegetables in the spring and summer... [00:30:53] -Why you don't really need to worry about the pH of the water that you drink, and whether carbonated water will really damage your teeth... [00:38:43] -Why Dr. Beck believes the whole Plant Paradox "lectins are bad for you" argument is a bad hypothesis... [00:50:01] -Dr. Beck's favorite self-quantification tests and why... [00:51:19] -The reason Dr. Beck doesn't use cannabidiol based on the RS1135840 and RS1065852... [00:58:00] -All the damage that Dr. Beck has seen 'shrooms do and the damage they can cause... [01:02:32] -How Dr. Beck personally mitigates the effects of EMF, and why he isn't a fan of "EMF" blockers... [01:14:00] -And much more! Resource from this episode: -Oral I.V. (you can use 20% discount code BEN20) -The Anti-Aging Labs Ben mentions -RubyLux bulbs -My podcast on the Vielight for photobiomodulation -432 Tuning Fork -528 Tuning Fork -Rubber Mallet for the Tuning Forks -My interview with the folks at WholeTones -Books and research by Dr. Revici -Book: Nutrition & Your Mind -Acoustimeter for EMF testing -Urinary Organic Amino Acids test Sponsors of this episode: -Blue Apron - $30 off your first order if you visit BLUEAPRON.COM/BEN -Omax Health - TRY OMAX.com/BEN to get your FREE box of Omax3! -Organifi - Try it for yourself and use the code "greenfield" at www.organifi.com to receive 20% off your order! -Four Sigmatic - Go to foursigmatic.com/bengreenfield -Clearlight - Giveaway entry deadline is Friday, Feb 23 at 11:45 PM PST - enter at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/SaunaGiveaway before then to win the Clearlight Sanctuary 2 (2-person) full spectrum sauna. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Anthony Beck or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/beck2 and one of us will reply!
Feb 22, 2018
The Myth About "Grounding", Acupuncture Without Needles, 400% Increase In Stem Cell Production & Much More.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/pawluk Having healthy cells is not a passive process. Active, regular tuning-up of our cells is not only feasible, but also necessary to slow aging and reduce the risk of cell dysfunction. We are, after all, only as healthy as our cells. Imperceptible cell dysfunction that is not corrected early can lead to disease. Some claim that fine-tuning of the cells can be done daily in only minutes, using something called "pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs)". So I figured I'd turn to an expert to find out whether or not this is really true. Dr. William Pawluk, MD, MSc, my guest on today's show, is a holistic doctor near Baltimore, MD. Previous academic positions at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland. He is trained in acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, and bodywork. He is considered the foremost authority on the use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy in North America, and has just completed a comprehensive book on healing with magnetic fields called “Power Tools for Health”. This book describes what magnetic fields are, over 25 actions of magnetic fields in the body, how they work for over 50 health conditions, how to get one and how to use it. This is supported by over 500 scientific references and is the most authoritative, yet readable, book on the topic available to date. To help promote this healing concept, he has well over 50 radio, podcast, magazine and TV interviews combined. He has also been a co-host of a 2-hour holistic health radio show in Baltimore for 10 years. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Ben wore a PEMF called the "Flexpulse" on his butt during the whole podcast... [00:05:55] -The difference between harmful EMF and beneficial PEMF... [00:11:32] -NASA discovered about a 400% increase in neural stem cells and turned on about 160 genes that control growth and regeneration... [00:17:14] -The fascinating effects of electric fields on circadian rhythmicity and jet lag (and which frequency you would want to use)... [00:19:18] -Which PEMF frequency is best for increasing circulation and decreasing inflammation... [00:24:24] -Dr. Pawluk's favorite frequency for rapidly inducing sleep... [00:31:38] -Why it's a myth that the earth produces a frequency of 7.8Hz... [00:36:57] -Whether it is true that certain body functions, cells or organs respond to specific frequencies... [00:49:30] -Which frequency is best for depression... [00:54:20] -Why you may want to consider using calcium and magnesium if you are doing PEMF... [00:57:18] -What kind of "biohacks" or other modalities Dr. Pawluk likes to combine with PEMF... [01:02:02] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Flexpulse (discount coupon worth $200 for the show - "greenfield") -The research on the use of PEMF for stem cells -The effects of electric fields on circadian rhythmicity and jet lag -Topical magnesium lotion -The "NES" device Ben discusses Sponsors for this episode: -Thrive Market - Go to thrivemarket.com/ben to get $60 of free organic groceries now! -Organifi - Visit organifi.com and use discount code “BEN” to receive 20% off your order!! -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. -Bear Mattress - go to www.bearmattress.com today and use promo code POD50 for $50 off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Pawluk or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Feb 17, 2018
380: Caffeine's Effect on Testosterone, Meditation Hacks, Can Kids Eat More Sugar Than Adults & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/380 Feb 15, 2018 Podcast: 380 - How To Avoid Distractions During Meditation, Two Effective Recovery Biohacks, How Much Sugar Do Kids Need, and How To Fix Plantar Fasciitis. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. News Flashes [00:02:48] Another good reason to use coffee before exercise. Yellow oysters and porcini mushrooms for glutathione? Here’s the latest… probably smart to include if you want more glutathione. Geez. Sunshine can burn fat. Bacterial doping and poop doping could be the next big thing. Very interesting article. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:15:09] This podcast is brought to you by: -Freshbooks - FreshBooks is offering an unrestricted 30 day free trial for all my listeners. Go to FreshBooks.com/BEN and enter “BEN GREENFIELD FITNESS” in the how did you hear about us section. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi to get your GREEN JUICE and use Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! Or get your RED JUICE and use the discount code REDBEN for 20% off your order! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -March 2-3, 2018: 2018 Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference & Scientific Seminar, Weston, FL. Top stem cell innovators, researchers, and medical practitioners will be joining to further the field of regenerative medicine. Attend the two-day seminar to discover the latest in the field and learn how regenerative therapies can help your practice grow. Featured speaker: Ben Greenfield. Get your ticket here. –March 24-25, 2018: San Jose Super and Sprint Weekend, Diablo, CA. There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend of distance and speed. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast. Bring out all the support you’ve got for this one, spectators welcome! Aroo! Get your tickets here. -April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleof(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there! Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin! Giveaways & Goodies [01:08:00] -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Avoid Distractions During Meditation [00:19:50] Jeanne says: I am wanting to stop my brain thinking, and actually surrender my thoughts, during meditation. I find my thoughts impact me way too much. I am wondering what you would do (or music you would recommend) for me to attain a higher high state of consciousness? In my response, I recommend: -Lovetuner audio tracks -Wholetones by Michael Tyrell -Life, Love & Lullabies by Michael Tyrell -Sleepstream App -Brain.FM -Essential oils such as vanilla, peppermint, rosemary and cinnamon to assist with focus -3 Ways to Increase Your Focus During Meditation -The Qualia "God Pill" Two Effective Recovery Biohacks [00:32:51] Leslie says: I am looking at investing in either a BioMat or a Normatec. I usually run 3-4 days a week and am prepping for a 15-mile race. I don't know how much anti-inflammatory effect the Biomat would have vs. the Normatec but I would love to hear your thoughts on this, please. Any other suggestions? In my response, I recommend: -The Biomat -Normatec boots -Video: How to turn a Biomat into a sauna How Much Sugar Do Kids Need [00:41:17] Tim says: I have 3 kids who are very active but a few years, we all switched over to a more clean eating diet. That means my kids don't get processed foods or sugar. I am wondering does the sugar really matter for kids? How much sugar is ok for kids? Should I let them eat some processed food and snacks? As high energy as they are, would they burn it off? My kids seem to be shorter than the other kids (maybe genetics) but I want to make sure I am raising my kids to be the best little superhumans they can be. In my response, I recommend: -Blackstrap molasses - USE OUR THRIVE LINK MARGE -Raw honey - USE OUR THRIVE LINK MARGE -Organic maple syrup - USE OUR THRIVE LINK MARGE -Dates/figs - USE OUR THRIVE LINK MARGE -Ben Lynch's book Dirty Genes -Robb Wolf's book Wired to Eat How To Fix Plantar Fasciitis [00:55:49] Glen says: I used to be an avid runner and never had any trouble with injuries but then I got a desk job and gained about 20lbs and developed a case of plantar fasciitis. It has lasted for years now and I only ever get relief for a few days before it flares up again even just from walking (I haven't been able to run for years). I have tried everything (compression, ice, relaxing, foot braces, night support, heel cushions, anti-inflammatory diets) but I am hoping you have a suggestion that I haven't tried. In my response, I recommend: -High-load strength training improves outcome in patients with plantar fasciitis -My article on TB-500 -My article on BPC-157 -Flexpulse -Plantar Fasciitis | Feat. Kelly Starrett | Ep. 77 | MobilityWOD  
Feb 15, 2018
How To Treat Cancer With Chinese Medicine: What Happened When Chinese Herbologist Roger Drummer Got An "Incurable" Cancer.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/rogerdrummer Roger Drummer is a Diplomate of Chinese herbology and holds a U.S. patent for growing biologically active, anthocyanin-rich medicinal mushrooms. Roger’s 27 years of experience as a Chinese herbalist ranges from formulating personalized tonic herb and nutritional programs for tens of thousands clients, teaching and training apprentices in the art of tonic herbalism. Roger has studied a variety of healing modalities including Jin Shin Do, Shiatsu, Pranic Healing, Sat Nam Rasayan, Jin Shin Jitsu and is a Reiki Master. Roger is the co-owner and formulator of HerbWorks.com, makers of TianChi and Inner Peace. He's been a previous podcast guest on the episodes: -The Zen Of Chinese Adaptogenic Herbs: An Interview With The Inventor Of World’s Most Potent Adaptogens. -The Zen of Chinese Herbs – Everything You Need To Know About How To Boost Your Brain Power With Herbology. -Chinese Medicine & Why Sugars Don’t Add Up Right on Food Labels. In our last email correspondence, Roger informed me that last summer, he had stage 3 bladder cancer, which required bladder and prostate removal along with cutting his colon to make a new bladder bag - a protocol that only has a 20% survival rate at five years. He then highlighted how he eliminated his cancer in five weeks with meditation (including Qi, Tantra, quantum physics and meditation), adaptogenic herbs and a ketogenic diet. He experienced a spontaneous healing - his goal - at five weeks and instantly knew he was cancer free. This has been confirmed in two different biopsies in September and December of this past year. Obviously, I had to get Roger on the podcast to discuss this unique approach, and he obliged. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Roger thinks he got stage 3 bladder cancer and prostate removal cancer despite being a very healthy Chinese herbologist... [00:08:30] -How environment, stress, and genetics affect the growth of cancer... [00:13:53] -How Roger eliminated his cancer in 5 weeks with meditation, herbs and a ketogenic diet... [00:24:49] -How Roger utilized something called the glucose-ketone index... [00:27:40] -Roger's anti-cancer blend of berberine, curcumin phytosome, green tea phytosome, boswellia, milk thistle, N-Acetyl Cysteine, ashwaganda, resveratrol, genistein, R-Lipoic acid, and quercetin... [00:33:22] -The new meditation strategy Roger used to defeat his cancer, including Qi, Tantra, and Quantum physics... [00:39:50] -Roger's crazy experience with entering into a "bliss state", even while having cancer... [00:47:33] -Whether Roger used any "biohacks" for mitochondria or other cancer therapies, like hyperbaric oxygen or ozone therapy... [00:54:46] -How Roger used the adaptogenic formulas Tian Chi and Inner Peace into his healing program... [00:30:19] -And much more! [01:09:00] Resources from this episode: -How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer -Part 2: The Official Q&A On How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer – An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer -Why You’ve Been Lied To About Cancer And What You Can Do About It -The Mold-Cancer Link, Resetting Your Nervous System, Dry Fasting, Nanonutrients & More With Ian Clark -336: How Low Can Your Body Fat Go, The New “Red Meat Causes Cancer” Study, Five Ways To Know If Your Heart Is Healthy -318: How Artificial Light Makes You Fat, Does Red Meat Really Cause Cancer, The Best Grip For Pull-Ups & More! -Do Muscle Building Supplements Really Cause Cancer? -299: Does A Vegetarian Diet Reduce Sperm Count, Cell Phones And Brain Cancer, What Is A Good “HRV” Number & More! -Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It -Did Lebron James’ Cell Phone Give Him Mouth Cancer? -248: Does Fish Oil Cause Prostate Cancer, Is Milk Healthy, Are Body Fat Scales Accurate & More! -Episode #128: He Healed His Mom’s Cancer Using Diet, Nutrition & Detox…And He’s On This Audio Episode -Berberine -Curcumin phytosome -Green tea phytosome -Boswellia -Milk thistle -N-Acetyl Cysteine -Ashwaganda -Resveratrol -Genistein -R-Lipoic acid -Quercetin -TianChi -Inner Peace -Tripping over the Truth The Metabolic Theory of Cancer -GreenMedInfo's research on cancer -Book: Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism: Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress, Aging, and Chronic Disease -Kriya Yoga -Autobiography of a Yogi -Books by Joe DiSpenza (including Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself) -Book: Quantum Doctor, The: A Quantum Physicist Explains the Healing Power of Integral Medicine  -Book: The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You -My article with Dr. Johnathan Edwards "A Surgeon’s Little-Known Secret to Biohacking Your Body With Oxygen Therapy" -22-day study in mice that looked at the differences between the ketogenic diet and other diets -Study in mice that tested the ketogenic diet with or without hyperbaric oxygen therapy -Study that monitored tumor growth in response to a high-carb versus a ketogenic diet in 27 patients with cancer of the digestive tract -Study showing three out of five patients on a ketogenic diet combined with radiation or chemo experienced complete remission Sponsors for this episode: -DailyBurn - dailyburn.com/ben -GainsWave - gainswave.com/ben -HealthIQ - healthiq.com/ben -Molekule - molekule.com and use promo code BEN Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Roger or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/rogerdrummer and one of us will reply!
Feb 10, 2018
The 30 Year Old Scientist Phenom Who Runs a 2:30 Marathon, Deadlifts 420 Pounds & Drinks Hydrogen Enriched Water.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hydrogen My guest on today's podcast is an absolute phenom and was first introduced to me by Dr. Joseph Mercola, one of the most popular guys I've ever had on my podcast He's just 30 years old. He has run a 2:30 marathon and can deadlift 450 pounds. And he's one smart cookie. His name is Tyler LeBaron, and he is the Founder and Executive Director of the science-based nonprofit Molecular Hydrogen Foundation/Institute. His background is in biochemistry, he interned at Nagoya University in the department of Neurogenetics to research the molecular mechanisms of hydrogen gas on cell signaling pathways, he is a director of the International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA) and the International Molecular Hydrogen Association (IMHA), he speaks at Medical conferences across the USA for physicians, and at academic biomedical hydrogen symposia and conferences around the world. He is also a member of the Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research. He collaborates with researchers at home and abroad, and helps advance the education, research, and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas. He has a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, and has studied Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Biology Analysis Techniques. His research spans the gamut and includes: -Therapeutic effects of hydrogen gas -Free Radical Biology and Medicine -Therapeutic effects of electrolyzed reduced water -Therapeutic effects of exercise for disease prevention and treatment -Biological effects of inorganic nitrates -Biological and chemical properties of creatine -Vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals -Supplements and ergogenic aids -Health, longevity and wellness -Physiology, biochemistry and organic chemistry During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Tyler's training looks like to be able to lift heavy and also run as fast as you run in an endurance sport... -Whether Tyler follows any special diet or takes any special supplements... -How hydrogenated water is far different than regular water... -The way that hydrogen gas dissolved in water actually affects your cells... -Whether hydrogenated water blunts the hormetic response to exercise and why it may be one of the few antioxidants one could potentially use in conjunction with hard exercise... -How hydrogenated water can act as an exercise mimetic, just like "exercise in a pill"... -The effects of hydrogenated water on exercise performance and also on digestive health... -The fascinating anti-allergenic and anti-exercise-induced asthma effects of hydrogenated water... -Why most people haven't heard of molecular hydrogen... -The link between molecular hydrogen and so-called "healing waters"... -How much hydrogen water you actually need to drink to get the benefits... -Where can people get molecular hydrogen? (if there is any kind of affiliate link or discount code we can use for my audience, let me know!) Resources from this episode: -The essential amino acids that Ben talks about -Kangen countertop water ionizer -H2Bev molecular hydrogen drink (use code BEN for 10% discount) -HRW molecular hydrogen drink - use code Greenfield to get a free promo package with your first purchase of the tablets, including a 'to go' stainless steel double walled gasketed vacuum bottle, a branded phone back ring and a branded USB, value $30! -Molecular hydrogen tablets on Amazon Show Sponsors:  -MVMT Watches -  Get 15% off today —WITH FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS—by going to MVMT.COM/BEN -Peleton -  Discover this cutting-edge indoor cycling bike that brings the studio experience to your home. Peloton is offering listeners a limited-time offer…Go to onepeloton.com, enter the code "GREENFIELD" at checkout, and get $100 off accessories with your Peloton bike purchase.  -Omax - Go to TRYOMAX.com/BEN today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE! Terms and conditions apply. -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tyler or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/hydrogen
Feb 08, 2018
How To Reverse The Damage From Cell Phone Radiation, Hidden Sources Of EMF, The Best Way To Measure Your EMF Exposure & Much More With Dr. Joseph Mercola!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/emfspecial My guest on this show first appeared on the very popular episode: "Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More: The Official, Much-Anticipated, Mind-Blowing, Geeked-Out Podcast" and then again on the equally popular episode "High-Fat Fudge Balls, The Best Fruits For Blood Sugar, Egg Allergies & More With “Fat For Fuel”. If you hadn't yet guessed, his name is Dr. Joseph Mercola, and - in addition to being an outside-the-box, cutting-edge thought leader on everything from cancer to fat loss - he also happens to be living in the trenches when it comes to protecting yourself against and mitigating the damages from non-native, harmful electromagnetic fields, "EMF". During this episode, you'll discover: -If it's true that Dr. Mercola only talks on his smart phone on a selfie stick...[6:45] -The most important test (that you've probably never heard of) to determine mitochondrial function...[10:10] -The value of a five day water fast for reversing the damage for EMF...[16:40] -How you can use magnesium to decrease calcium accumulation and decrease secondary oxidative stress...[25:50] -The shocking facts about how much EMF has increased since 1917 (you'll be floored)...[29:55] -How the bugs in your gut communicate in the same way as the bees and the cows...[31:38] -The best device to measure EMF in your environment...[34:24] -How to get rid of excessive EMF on solar panel inverters...[37:25] -The reason Dr. Mercola sleeps in a radiation-blocking sleeping bag...[43:55] -How to use hydrogen-rich water to mitigate the damages from EFM...[46:15] -The best meter to measure EMF exposure...[57:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy -Ben's "How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home" book -My podcast with Jason Fung about the "Complete Guide To Fasting" -My podcast with Anthony DiClementi -Martin Pall's EMF YouTube videos -Dr. Dietrich Klinghart -RJL Bioimpedance Meter -The essential amino acids Ben uses -Magnesium malate -The PEMF device that Ben uses -The 30 Year Old Scientist Phenom Who Runs a 2:30 Marathon, Deadlifts 420 Pounds & Drinks Hydrogen Enriched Water. -The Acoustimeter 2 -The Safe Living Technologies website -How to remove EMF from your solar inverter -Here is link for the Building Biologists we discuss -SLT site to purchase remote shutoff and PF5 -A guide to phase angle measurement Show Sponsors:  -eHarmony -  Come see how eHarmony can change your life. Go to eHarmony.com and get started. Enter my code GREEN at checkout to get a FREE month with every 3-month subscription. -GAINSWavie -  To learn more go to GAINSWave.com/Ben and find a provider near you. Don’t forget to mention you heard about GAINSWave through Ben Greenfield and you can save 30% off your FIRST treatment. -Thrive Market - Visit ThriveMarket.com/Ben to get $60 of free organic groceries now! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Mercola or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Feb 03, 2018
379: Biohacking Addiction, Training For Power & Endurance At The Same Time, Drinking Water On Airplanes & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/379 Feb 1, 2018 Podcast: 379 - How To Increase Power & Endurance At The Same Time, Biohacking Addiction, Should You Drink the Water On Airplanes, Business Advice For Personal Trainers. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. News Flashes: [4:25] The high-intensity interval power training used in this study looks like a killer workout…with really good neuromuscular response. Hyperventilating for 30 seconds prior to a weightlifting set induces performance boosting alkalosis very similar to bicarbonate supplement. And it’s free. Ever used smelling salts like this during a workout? turns out they have a really good proven effect on strength and power. Ben mentions the PeakFitPro for isometric training. Wow. 60 minutes sauna beats out the equivalent amount of time riding a bike for blood glucose control. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements: [19:10] This podcast is brought to you by: -MVMT - Now is the time to step up your watch game. Go to MVMT.com/BEN -Freshbooks - All you have to do is go to FreshBooks.com/BEN and enter “BEN GREENFIELD FITNESS” in the how did you hear about us section. -HumanCharger - Visit humancharger.com/Ben and enter code BEN20 for 20% off -HealthIQ - Go to healthiq.com/BEN to support the show and see if you qualify. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. Ben's Adventures: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -March 2, 2018: Academy of Regenerative Practices Winter Conference & Scientific Seminar @ Weston, FL, USA. Sign up today! Giveaways & Goodies: -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: [24:45] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Increase Power & Endurance At The Same Time David says: I am lifelong climber and now a full-time climber in my retirement and I am after the holy grail of climbing - power endurance. I need the power to handle my weight and the endurance to stay on a climb for a long time. I know how to improve muscle strength and mitochondria but is there something a climber can add (supplements, diet, biohacks) to improve their power endurance? In my response, I recommend: -Beyond Training book -Physiology of sport rock climbing -This article on foods and supplements for power and speed -Juggernaut Training and Alex Viada -BFR Bands & blood flow restriction training -beta-Alanine -Carnosine -Baking soda with Lemon -Oxcia from Biotropic Labs supplements (you can use code BEN30 for 30% on all 3 bottles by Biotropics) Biohacking Addiction Steve says: Do you have any tips when it comes to breaking addictions? Specifically behavioural addictions like gambling or substance abuse. Any tips or info you have would be great! In my response, I recommend: -Mucuna Pruriens -Amino Acids for neurotransmitter /dopamine precursors -The Halo device -The Circadia device - get $100 off when you use code GREENFIELD at checkout. -Peak Brain Institute in LA (neurofeedback) Should You Drink the Water On Airplanes? Alex says: I work for an American airline and quite often the aircrafts are written up for not having a functional potable water supply for drinking or washing hands. The reason being that the water tanks have built up an unacceptable level of e coli. My question is this: is the risk of drinking from such a water supply ever worthwhile for eliciting a hormetic response in the body? It seems many pilots are split between "absolutely not" and "a good way to prepare the body for an end-of-days bacterial breakout". What are your thoughts on this?   Business Advice For Personal Trainers Kieren says: Noting the dynamic landscape of the fitness industry today and with a constant barrage of new info and a flooded market, what advice would you give someone starting out as a personal trainer in 2018? In my response, I recommend: -Chek Certification -Kion Coach Certification -Weston A. Price Foundation -Alan Aragon's Research Review -Examine Research Digest -Personal Trainers' Guide To Earning Top Dollars Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! Ask Your Question [gravityform id="2" name="Ask Ben" title="false" description="false"] -----------------------------------------------------
Feb 01, 2018
How To Get Extreme "Okinawan" Strength, 3 Ways To Fix Low Back Pain & The Best Core Exercises With Stu McGill
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mcgill Are crunches really all that bad? How can you get the torso strength of a steel bar? How can you keep your glutes "turned on"? Is there a way to fix your back without seeing a chiropractic doc over and over again? These questions and many more are things I constantly think about when it comes to the health of the low back, so I decided to get one of the world's leading low back experts on the podcast to clear up the confusion and clutter about your back and spine. Stuart McGill has been a Professor of Spine Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo for over 32 years, authored of over 240 scientific journal papers and has mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on low back injury to various government agencies, many corporations and legal firms and professional/international athletes and teams worldwide. He is regularly referred special patient cases from the international medical community for opinion. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Stu quantifies whether or not something actually works to strengthen your low back or fix your back pain...[8:30] -The three major elements that influence spine stability...[14:00] -The Stuart McGill "big three" exercises for low back pain...[24:20] -What Stu thinks about credit card analogy out there that you can't "bend" the spine a whole bunch of times without causing damage...[31:10] -How you can develop extreme "Okinawan" strength...[40:05] -How Stu treats and fixes low back pain related to sex...[45:45] -How to make your core stability a "subconscious motion"...[58:25] -Whether it is true that an SI joint can "lock up" and if so, how that can be fixed...[62:30] -Stu's opinion on inversion tables or yoga trapezes for self traction and low back pain...[68:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Stu McGill's books on Amazon -Stu's new book "The Gift Of Injury" -The Stu McGill big three exercises -The Stir The Pot exercise -My interview about Core Foundation exercises -Hard style plank Show Sponsors:  -Daily Burn - Visit DailyBurn.com/Ben today to start your FREE sixty-day trial! -GAINSWave - Go to GAINSWave.com/Ben and find a provider near you. Don’t forget to mention you heard about GAINSWave through Ben Greenfield and you can save 30% off your FIRST treatment. -Blue Apron -  Blue Apron is treating listeners to $30 off your first order. Go to blueapron.com/ben -Kion Lean - Go to GetKion.com and use code BEN10 for 10% off your purchase of Kion Lean - the best supplement for longevity and fat loss! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Stu or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Jan 27, 2018
Exoskeletons For Human Performance, Will Robots Rule The World, Ketosis For Muscle Gain & Much More.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kenford Meet Kenneth Ford, an incredibly well-read, highly accomplished and fascinating man with such an enormous Kenneth Ford is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) — a not-for-profit research institute located in Pensacola, Florida. IHMC has grown into one of the nation’s premier research organizations with world-class scientists and engineers investigating a broad range of topics related to building technological systems aimed at amplifying and extending human cognition, perception, locomotion and resilience. Richard Florida has described IHMC as “a new model for interdisciplinary research institutes that strive to be both entrepreneurial and academic, firmly grounded and inspiringly ambitious.” IHMC headquarters are in Pensacola with a branch research facility in Ocala, Florida. In 2004 Florida Trend Magazine named Dr. Ford one of Florida’s four most influential citizens working in academia. Dr. Ford is the author of hundreds of scientific papers and six books. Dr. Ford’s research interests include: artificial intelligence, cognitive science, human-centered computing, and entrepreneurship in government and academia. Dr. Ford received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University. He is Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of AAAI/MIT Press and has been involved in the editing of several journals. Ford is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a member of the National Association of Scholars. Ford has received many awards and honors including the Doctor Honoris Causas from the University of Bordeaux in 2005 and the 2008 Robert S. Englemore Memorial Award for his work in artificial intelligence (AI). In 2012 Tulane University named Ford its Outstanding Alumnus in the School of Science and Engineering. In 2015, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence named Dr. Ford the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award. Also in 2015, Dr. Ford was elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In January 1997, Dr. Ford was asked by NASA to develop and direct its new Center of Excellence in Information Technology at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. He served as Associate Center Director and Director of NASA’s Center of Excellence in Information Technology. In July 1999, Dr. Ford was awarded the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal. That same year, Ford returned to private life and to the IHMC. In October of 2002, President George W. Bush nominated Dr. Ford to serve on the National Science Board (NSB) and the United States Senate confirmed his nomination in March of 2003. The NSB is the governing board of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and plays an important role in advising the President and Congress on science policy issues. In 2005, Dr. Ford was appointed and sworn in as a member of the Air Force Science Advisory Board. In 2007, he became a member of the NASA Advisory Council and on October 16, 2008, Dr. Ford was named as Chairman – a capacity in which he served until October 2011. In August 2010, Dr. Ford was awarded NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal – the highest honor the agency confers. In February of 2012, Dr. Ford was named to a two-year term on the Defense Science Board (DSB) and in 2013, he became a member of the Advanced Technology Board (ATB) which supports the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Also, on November 6th I will be inducted into the Florida Inventor’s Hall of Fame bringing the total to 28 members including the likes of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and other luminaries.  Interestingly, 4 of the 28 members are associated with IHMC. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Ken is developing an exoskeleton for human performance...[9:17] -What Ken thinks about the idea that artificial intelligence robots start going down the street and killing people...[14:30 & 17:10] -How Ken became involved with the ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones, even before ketosis became the latest sexy diet trend...[19:25] -The amazing research is currently doing on exogenous ketones, including avoidance of age-related loss of muscle mass and function) and anabolic resistance...[22:10] -How ketones can lower blood sugar even if you still consume glucose...[36:05] -Ken's best exercise biohacks and moves including, hierarchical sets, blood flow restriction training, and kettlebell bottoms-up training...[41:00 & 52:20] -Why maintaining your grip strength is one of the most important things you can do...[55:30] -What Ken has found about maintaining and building muscle by studying muscle loss in space...[58:50] -The vibration training platform you can "take on a plane"...[63:45] -Ken's thoughts on exercise "mimetic" supplements like acetyl-l-carnitine and SARMS...[66:15] -Ken's research-based approach to cardiovascular training...[71:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The IHMC website -ARXFit machine -Blood flow restriction training bands -GoBStrong (IHMC is 15% discount code) -"Millennials Losing Their Grip" -PowerDot Electrical Muscle Stimulation -Powerplate Vibration Training Platform -My article on SARMS -Thorne Acetyl L Carnitine -Cognitive Orthoses:  Toward Human-Centered AI (pdf download) -Toward the Enhanced Warfighter (pdf download) Show Sponsors:  -Human Charger - Go to HumanCharger.com/ben and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Molekule - Go to Molekule.com and enter promo code BEN for $75 off your order! -Thrive Market - Go to thrivemarket.com/ben to get $60 of free organic groceries now! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Ken or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Jan 25, 2018
Doubling Your Testosterone Levels, Tactics From The World Of Speed Golf, Primal Endurance & More With Brad Kearns!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kearns Brad Kearns, at 52 years old, has doubled his testosterone levels in the past year. He has abandoned life as a pro triathlete and instead conquered the world of speed golf and high jumping. He has successfully trained his body to become a potent fat burning machine and transition completely out of carbohydrate dependence. He's a successful author is a noted speaker, author and coach in the health and fitness world for three decades. As the President of Primal Blueprint Publishing, Brad works with Mark Sisson to promote all aspects of primal living. He helped develop the Primal Health Coach certification program, has delivered dozens of Primal Transformation Seminars across the USA, and organized and presented at nine PrimalCon health and fitness retreats around the world from 2010-2014. He and Mark authored the 2015 release, Primal Endurance, a comprehensive guidebook on how to escape the carbohydrate-dependent, overly stressful conventional approach to endurance training in favor of a healthier, stress-balanced, fat-adapted primal approach. He and Mark authored the 2017 release, The Keto Reset Diet, the definitive guide to the wildly popular ketogenic eating strategy. Kearns is the host of comprehensive online multimedia educational courses that bring books like Primal Endurance, The Keto Reset Diet, and the 21-Day Total Body Transformation to life with a series of instructional videos and expert interviews that provide an immersive educational experience. During his nine-year career as a triathlete, Kearns was one of the world’s top ranked professionals, amassing 30 wins worldwide on the pro circuit. Career highlights include a remarkable streak of seven victories in a row ('91-'92), a world duathlon series championship, two national triathlon championships, and a #3 world ranking in 1991. Kearns is the last American professional male in to place in the top-5 in the ITU World Championships (1992) and still holds the Hawaii Ironman 24&under age division American record at 8:57 (1989). Other books by Brad include Breakthrough Triathlon Training (2006), detailing a healthy, balanced approach to triathlon peak performance. His How Lance Does It (2007) and How Tiger Does It (2008) books detail the champion attitude and behavior qualities of the Tour de France legend and golfing great, helping you apply their methods in pursuit of your own peak performance goals. Brad’s current athletic passion is the offbeat sport of Speedgolf, where competitors play as fast as possible and total strokes and minutes to obtain a Speedgolf score. Brad is 3-time top-20 finisher in the world professional championships. He placed third in the 2017 California Professional Speedgolf Championships, shooting 78 on a championship course in 47 minutes for a Speedgolf score of 125. In 2016 at the age of 51, Brad cleared 5'5" (1.65m) at a high jump practice session. This exceeds the All-American standard for 50-54 age group and matches a top-10 national rank performance. At 50, he ran a 400-meter effort in 59.8. - running in the 50s, in his 50s! During our discussion, you'll discover: -How speed golf works, and how Brad gets his heart rate down quickly after sprinting...[9:40] -How a typical training session works to train the body to get the heart rate down quickly after hard efforts...[14:05] -How Brad trained his slow-twitch muscles from triathlon to go to fast-twitch muscles for high jumping...[23:30] -How do you use the concept of slow down to go faster for a sport like that, and how does it differ from how you would normally have trained as a pro triathlete? [30:45] -The best way to perform a Maximum Aerobic Function test, which Brad describes as "the #1 most important fitness marker of them all"...[34:00] -The strategies Brad used to more than double his free testosterone simply by sucking it up and lowering his assumed aerobic base heart rate...[43:45] -The goal and intent of The Primal Endurance Mastery Course...[64:55] -And much more! Resource from this episode: -The Primal Endurance Mastery Course - Use Code "BEN" for an extra 10% off! -My podcast with Mike Salemi, kettlebell clean and jerk champion -My podcast on the Keto Reset Diet with Mark Sisson -DNAFit test for determining your slow and fast twitch muscle fiber capacity -Nourish Balance Thrive coaching program (follow this link to get a complementary one-hour 1-on-1 video conference call with Tommy). -Brad's article on testosterone optimization -Commercial ice maker -The CoolFatBurner vest Show Sponsors:  -Kion Lean - Go to GetKion.com and use promo code BEN10 to save 10% in your purchase of the best supplement for longevity and fat loss, or any other Kion products! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -Human Charger - Go to HumanCharger.com/ben and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and use promo code BEN to get three items for free when you purchase your first box! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Brad or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Jan 20, 2018
378: The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick, The Brain Shrinking Myth, Does Weed Lower Testosterone & Much More.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/378 Jan 18, 2017 Podcast: 378 - The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick, Does Weed Lower Testosterone, Do Exogenous Ketones Actually Put You Into True Ketosis, Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. News Flashes: [5:15] In the news flashes, Ben mentions the book "Beyond Human" and the PeakFitPro exercise machine - use code greenfield to get $200 off Here’s a cool, little-known strategy to survive an all-nighter. Guess what? Your brain shrinks far less than previously believed as you age. Chalk another one up for compression tights for recovery (turns out a lot of studies don’t use enough pressure). Kettlebell swings for low back pain can work. Holy cow. Turns out that you CAN take antioxidants after exercise without impacting fitness - IF they are green tea / polyphenols. 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Get your ticket! -March 2, 2018: Academy of Regenerative Practices Winter Conference & Scientific Seminar @ Weston, FL, USA. Sign up today! Giveaways & Goodies: -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: [38:20] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick Randy says: I recently read a study that fascinated me - and seemed a little too good to be true. The participants did a 30 second sprint (I think it was on a bike) in a fasted state. And that is all. And this resulted in fat loss. The concept being that sprinting in a fasted state increases leptin receptors which makes your body think that leptin levels are high therefore it blunts your appetite and raises fat metabolism. I wondered if you knew anything about this concept? In my response, I recommend: -My Look Good Naked & Longevity Plan -The original study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21659488 Does Weed Lower Testosterone? Brian says: I am looking at a study from 1979 called "The Effects of cannabinoids on testosterone and protein synthesis". They found that THC and CBD actually inhibited testosterone production in the rats. This seems like bad news for those of us who use those. So I wanted to get your thoughts on it and any other research you might know about. In my response, I recommend: -More research on cannabinoids and testosterone -My article: The Effects Of Weed On Exercise Do Exogenous Ketones Actually Put You Into True Ketosis? Lele says: I am wondering if the products that contain ketone salts (like Ketoburst) put you into actual ketosis (the kind that comes from the liver and blood) or is it is a false ketosis? Are they the same thing or is one better than the other? In my response, I recommend: -Could This Ketosis-Based Elixir Hold The Key To Weight Loss, World Record Performances, Brain Healing and More -Four New, Cutting-Edge Ways To Easily Shift Your Body Into Fat-Burning Mode & Ketosis -How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis -Which Ketone Supplement Works Best: Ketone Salts vs. Ketone Esters With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino -Exogenous Ketones, Deuterium-Depleted Water, Near Vs. Far Infrared, Scorpion Stings & More! A Special Episode Recorded Live In Panama Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes Margie says: I am looking for some advice on lowering the effects of menopause (hot flashes and dry lady parts) by using flax seeds and soy lecithin granules. I have been taking 3 tbsp of fresh ground flax for a month and have noticed softer hair and better facial skin tone. I want to add 3 tbsp of soy lecithin as well. Am I on the right track? Is this a good idea for daily consumption? I am 54 years old and in super terrific physical shape! In my response, I recommend: -Chilipad -CBD -Passionflower -Black Cohosh -Chasteberry -Maca -Soy isoflavones Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!  
Jan 18, 2018
Special Episode: How I'm Going To Completely Detox My Body In 2018 (Detox Myths Busted, Detox 101, Advanced Detox Strategies & Much More!)
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/detox2018 Well, I've been at it again folks: putting my mind and muscles through a brutal ringer for the sake of science.  In my recent post "Biohacking Your Manhood: The Proven Habits, Foods, Exercises, Workouts, Nutrients & Tools That Boost Testosterone & Libido", you learned how Men's Health magazine recently sent me on a 3 month global expedition to do everything a fella could possibly to do increase testosterone, size, orgasm quality, libido and a host of other manhood related parameters - including stem cell injections, acoustic sound wave therapy, red light blasting and beyond. Shortly after completing that article, I received my next writing assignment: outfit my pantry with an arsenal of the latest trendy hangover cures - from Oriental raisin extract hovenia dulcis to prickly pear concentrated extract to self-administered Myer's cocktail IV's - then engage in extreme alcohol hedonism and see what happens (you can read the surprising results here). So, after all this brutality, I've decided to kick off 2018 by pushing the reboot button and cleaning up my entire system with a giant, scientifically proven detoxification mop, and I'm inviting you to join me. In this article, you'll learn why detoxification is not a myth, exactly why you should seriously consider detoxing (even if you live an ultra-clean lifestyle and don't necessarily treat your body as an N=1 guinea pig like I do), and how I'm personally going to detox using a relatively unique approach. Is Detoxification A Myth? A few years ago, The Guardian released an article entitled: You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy? In the article, the author says that: “...detoxing — the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and leave your organs squeaky clean and raring to go — is a scam. It’s a pseudo-medical concept designed to sell you things.” So is this true? Can you really not detox your body? As you go into the New Year, during which detox diets and claims are sure to surround you, it’s important to know the truth about detoxing. It’s important to begin with an understanding of what toxins actually are. No matter how “clean” you live your life, just about everybody shows some evidence of a buildup of toxins. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted the Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, they found some pretty shocking results. On average, the CDC’s report found 212 chemicals in people’s blood or urine, 75 of which had never before been measured in the U.S. population. The chemicals included: Acrylamide (formed when foods are baked or fried at high temperatures, and as a byproduct of cigarette smoke) Arsenic, found in many home-building products Environmental phenols, including bisphenol A (found in plastics, food packaging and epoxy resins) and triclosan (used as an antibacterial agent in personal care products such as toothpaste and hand soap) Perchlorate, used in airplane fuel, explosives and fireworks Perfluorinated chemicals, used to create non-stick cookware Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, used in fire retardants found in consumer products such as mattresses Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), found in paints, air fresheners, cleaning products, cosmetics, upholstery fabrics, carpets, dry-cleaned clothing, wood preservatives, and paint strippers When you put all these together, these chemicals can potentially present a toxic burden to the human body, and (as the CDC has found) can accumulate in your body’s blood, urine and tissue — possibly one reason why the plastic-based versions of these chemicals are sometimes referred to as “obesogens,” due to the suggestion that they may somehow accumulate in fat tissue. While your body does actually have detoxification organs (your liver and kidney) that can process many of these chemicals and toxins, they can potentially cause medical problems if your liver and kidneys are not functioning properly or are overburdened with a poor diet. While the kidneys are indeed important for acting as a filtration mechanism for your blood and removing wastes and excess water from the body, it’s the liver that has an incredibly important job when it comes to detoxification. Along with filtering your blood to remove toxins, your liver uses a two-phase process to break down chemicals and toxins. During phase 1, toxins are neutralized and broken into smaller fragments. Then, in phase 2 they are bound to other molecules, creating a new non-toxic molecule that can be excreted in your bile, urine or stool. But order for this liver detoxification to work properly, your body must have adequate nutrients. If not, the phase 1 and phase 2 processes may not work adequately, which can leave toxic substances to build up in your body. There are specific nutrients that support both pathways. For example: Phase 1: B-Vitamins (B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid) Flavonoids, found in fruits and vegetables Foods rich in vitamins A, C and E (eg, carrots, oranges, wheat germ, almonds) Glutathione, found in avocado, watermelon, asparagus, walnuts, fresh fruits and veggies, and the nutrients n-acetylcysteine, cysteine and methionine. Branched chain amino acids, found in animal protein (dairy products, red meat, eggs and whey protein) Phospholipids, found in eggs, meats, organ meats, fish and soybeans Phase 2: Indole-3-carbinol, found in cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts Limonene, found in oranges, tangerines, caraway seeds and dill seeds Glutathione, found in avocado, watermelon, asparagus, walnuts, fresh fruits and veggies. Fish oil Amino acids from protein Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of these nutrients for supporting proper liver detox pathways. In addition, as you can learn in this recent "Nourish, Balance, Thrive" podcast on everything you need to know about detoxification, Dr. Bryan Walsh has introduced the concept of a third "Phase 3" detoxification pathway. Now that you understand detoxification, let's delve into how detoxification products are actually supposed to work. The first claim in the article from The Guardian is based on a quote from Edzard Ernst, a professor of complementary medicine at Exeter University. He says: “...there are two types of detox: one is respectable and the other isn’t. The respectable one is the medical treatment of people with life-threatening drug addictions. The other is the word being hijacked by entrepreneurs, quacks and charlatans to sell a bogus treatment that allegedly detoxifies your body of toxins you’re supposed to have accumulated.” The article goes on to explain that when it comes to products that range from dietary supplements to smoothies and shampoos, not one of the manufacturers can actually define what they meant by detoxification, or name the toxins these products are supposed to remove. However, just because a manufacturer of — say — spirulina powder (a popular green powder found in the detox section of many health foods stores) can’t say how it works, doesn’t mean there isn’t scientific evidence for it’s potential to remove toxins from the body. For example, cyanobacteria is a specific type of bacteria found in spirulina that is an accumulator (also known as a “biosorbent”) of heavy minerals. It does this via a process called ion-exchange binding, and can significantly reduce heavy metal toxicity in tissue. 100 micrograms (a very small amount) of spirulina hexane extract has been shown to remove over 85% of arsenic in tissue. At a does of 250-500 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, spirulina has been shown to prevent metal toxicity from occurring in pregnant rats’ offspring when the mothers were given fluoride, and it has also been noted to reduce lead accumulation in brain tissue, protect against heavy metal cadmium buildup, and attenuate mercury accumulation in the testes. Granted, spirulina is one of the few molecules in existence that actually has a large body of evidence to support it’s detoxifying activity, but other compounds such as dandelion extract, ginseng and zinc have also been clinically proven to reduce heavy metal buildup. And while heavy metals are only one form of a toxin that can accumulate in your tissues, there is no doubt that science has proven that these toxins can indeed be removed via the use of these specific “detox” compounds found in nature. So when the article in The Guardian “guffaws” at the ideas of superfoods such as spirulina, I would actually beg to differ. Or take milk thistle extract, another popular detox or cleansing supplement. While the article in The Guardian would have you to believe there is no value whatsoever in consuming this type of nutrient, studies show that milk thistle actually protects and promotes the growth of liver cells, fights oxidation (a process that damages cells), and actually blocks toxins from entering the cell membrane. Silymarins, a group of antioxidants extracted from the seeds of milk thistle, have antioxidant properties several times greater than that of vitamins C and E, with silybin as one silymarin that has been shown to be especially effective in promoting liver health. Milk thistle also helps to enhance detoxification by preventing the depletion of glutathione, which is necessary for phase 2 liver detoxification to be completed. As you can see from the two simple examples of spirulina and milk thistle, things aren’t quite as simple as painting with a broad brush and saying that detox supplements and diets simply don’t work. While the detox evidence for — say — cayenne pepper and maple syrup juice really doesn’t exist, evidence for other nutrients actually does exist. The article in The Guardian then goes on to address colon cleanses, noting that: “...proponents will tell you that mischievous plaques of impacted poo can lurk in your colon for months or years and pump disease-causing toxins back into your system. Pay them a small fee, though, and they’ll insert a hose up your bottom and wash them all away.” And also: “Some colon-cleansing tablets contain a polymerising agent that turns your faeces into something like a plastic, so that when a massive rubbery poo snake slithers into your toilet you can stare back at it and feel vindicated in your purchase.” When you think about it, the idea of toxins being somehow reabsorbed by your body as they sit in your colon actually makes some sense. After all, rectal suppositories are used to rapidly administer drugs — so if drugs can enter your bloodstream from your colon, it’s certainly possible that toxins could be entering too. However, your colon is equipped with several natural mechanisms to keep toxins from building up. For example: Natural bacteria in the colon can detoxify food waste. Mucus membranes in the colon can keep unwanted substances from reentering the blood and tissues. The colon sheds old cells about every three days, preventing a buildup of harmful material, and even allowing for expulsion of parasites I personally suspect that if colon cleansing or enemas have any effect in making you feel like you have more energy or have been “cleansed”, it is more likely to do with an activation of specific reflexes in your gut that cause your nervous system to relax, along with stimulation of bile production by the liver, which can indeed improve digestion, have a laxative effect, relieve constipation and cause you to go to the bathroom. Sure, this could potentially make you feel better by allowing you to better digest your food, or to even pass some feces that may have built up over the past few days, but I’d have to agree with the article in The Guardian that there is no evidence that poo can simply sit inside you for years, slowly rotting and toxifying your body. So should you detox? Ultimately, as the article in The Guardian alludes to, your body has it’s own powerful methods of detoxification — and can activate these methods without the use of fancy diets or fancy detox spa visits. These methods primarily come in the form of your liver and your kidneys. For example, your liver prevents pathogens from passing into your bloodstream, processes environmental toxins for safe removal, and helps to rid your body of excess nitrogen that build up from the breakdown of proteins and amino acids. Your kidneys filter blood, remove excess water, pass urea (which is a toxin that builds up as a byproduct of protein breakdown), and sends this all out of your body via your urine. So if you eat foods that support your liver and kidneys, or avoid foods that stress your liver and kidneys, you’re already detoxing every day — and theoretically, unless you’ve gone through something like a serious bout of alcoholism or heavy metal toxicity, you don’t really need any fancy herbal blends or colonic cleanses (at least, that's what I used to think. More on that in a second...as it may not be quite that simple). But first - to start simple indeed: for your liver, you can do things like avoid high amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats from processed and packaged foods like canola oil and French fries, and instead eat those type of fats from fish, meat, seeds and nuts. You can avoid high amounts of fructose and sugar, limit alcohol, consume plenty of egg yolks (which contain choline that your liver uses to process fats), eat good, organic liver every now and then and pay attention to what kind of soaps and shampoos and household cleaners you’re using. For your kidneys, you can limit intake of high fructose corn syrup, drink plenty of water, limit alcohol intake, and — if you are predisposed to renal issues — limit excessive protein intake (e.g. more than 200g/day of protein). So, as The Guardian article notes, many popular detox and cleansing diets probably feel beneficial very much in part because of what they eliminate. All the processed fats, high fructose corn syrup, alcohol, candy, soda, commercial meat and snack foods you’re eliminating on a detox diet are giving your liver and kidneys a chance to step up and do their normal detoxification duties, since they’re no longer overburdened with bad food and not enough micronutrients and minerals to support their normal function. But alas, the plot thickens, and it turns out that in our modern, post-industrial, radiated, metal-laden, polluted, glyphosate-sprayed, GMO-concentrated era, you may need to engage in a bit of better living through science and supplementation to truly detox. The Detoxification Plot Thickens So you eat a clean diet, take care of your liver and kidney's, and you don't need to detox, right? As I alluded to above, it's likely not that simple. See, when I interviewed Dr. Dan Pompa in the podcast episode “The Most Effective Detox You’ve Never Heard Of (And Exactly How To Do It), he described a serious issue called “cellular toxicity” and explained why it is an underlying cause of numerous health issues, including gut problems, thyroid issues, sluggish metabolism, brain fog and much more. Once again, the cause of this modern phenomenon is not "woo-woo" or non-quantifiable toxins, but rather measurable physical compounds: plastics, phytoestrogens, metals, pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides and all manner of other chemicals that can overwhelm our liver, kidneys and built-in detoxification system. And what’s especially unfair is that you and me (even when we’re living a clean lifestyle) have to get exposed to these toxins on a constant daily basis, whether from brake dust on car roads, or mercury from electronic equipment, or herbicides on the apples at our friend’s house, or estrogens in the shampoo at the hotel, or mold on the carpeting at the gym (don't even get me started on gyms - just read this two part series  on gym issue - Part 1 and Part 2)…you get the idea. So even if your waistline and fat cell storage survived the holidays, the same might not be said for your brain, your lungs and the rest of your insides. In other words, over the past year, was your body ever exposed to over-processed and refined foods, chemical additives, antibiotics and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, chlorinated water, artificial sweeteners or anything else that might remotely be consider “unnatural”? Did you drink many diet sodas? Eat much non-organic or farm-raised meat? Travel extensively? Chomp on fruits and vegetables without washing them? Get sick and have to get on a drug protocol? Engage in a few excessive nights of drinking? Get exposed to second-hand smoke? Spend much time around cleaning supplies? You get the idea. To make matters even worse, the world’s largest study on air pollution, just published October 25 in the European Heart Journal, found that when you breathe the average air in the average city (with all other variables held constant, such as eating healthy and exercising) you develop a huge risk for high blood pressure. How? In the study, the biological mechanisms for the adverse effect of air pollution on the functioning of the heart and blood vessels included: -Local and systemic inflammation… -Oxidative stress (a build-up of damaging molecules in the body)… -An imbalance in correct functioning of the nervous system… This also means that no matter how healthy you eat, how much you workout or how clean your water is, you’re still getting blasted with toxins from air pollutant every time you step into a city, or airport, or public gym, or just about anywhere else they aren’t using massive HEPA filters. How I’m Going To Detox This Year So why am I telling you all this? Frankly, everything that you've just read about is exactly I’m going to detox my entire body and brain beginning this February of 2018, and I’m asking you to join me. That’s right, I’m going to detox my entire body and brain, beginning Monday, February 12, 2018. And I’m not going to do just any ol’ detox like putting cayenne pepper into a nasty concoction or pushing giant grocery shopping carts full of random herbs through the supermarket. As you can learn about by clicking here, these popular detoxes can actually release toxins from tissues such as fat cells and shove them into the brain, causing even more damage and serious brain and body repercussions that include permanent brain fog, weight gain, skin breakouts, mood disorders, and much more. Instead, I’m partnering up with one of the most brilliant detox minds on the face of the planet: the guy I mentioned earlier named Dr. Dan Pompa, and Dr. Pompa's is going to walk us through the exact brain and body detox program that he’s studied and perfected for years. But I'm not going to stop there. I’m then going to combine Dr. Pompa's proven detox formula with my own exercise and biohacking protocols so that I can completely clean up my body without losing fitness by doing only, say, hot yoga and trampolining for weeks upon weeks. See, I don’t want to come out of my detox having lost my muscle or having to huff and puff whenever I climb a flight of stairs, so I’m pulling out all my fitness tricks that allow me to sculpt my body while I detox, without actually causing adrenal fatigue issues or ruining the detox protocol. I going to incorporate many of the similar modifications that I included in my detox last year, which you can listen to in nitty-gritty detail here, where you'll discover: -The 5 strategies I’m personally using to ensure I don’t lose fitness or muscle during my detox… -How fringe techniques like dry skin brushing, rebounding and infrared therapy can maximize the effectiveness of a detox… -The exact workouts I’ll be performing during my detox… -Whether or not you should use the dietary strategy of ketosis during a detox… -The best fasting strategy to use during a detox… -How meditation can fit perfectly into a detox program… -How oil pulling can assist with detox… -Why fermented foods are crucial during a detox… -The crazy, unique tea blends I’ll be using to accelerate my detox and wean myself off coffee… -And much more!  During that episode, you'll learn why I'm going to incorporate strategies such as: –The True To Form book –Infrared sauna –Kundalini breathwork –Body By Science super slow training –Rebounding –WholeTones therapy CD’s –Dry skin brushing –Rumble roller deep tissue work –Coffee enemas (yep) –Organic bone broth Now don't worry - if this all sounds crazy complex or if you don't have time to go back and listen to that podcast, then please understand that I've taken all the guesswork out of it for you, and mapped out the entire program out in an easy-to-understand and simple-to-use dashboard, training plan, and downloadable pdf's. You simply wake up each day, and do exactly what the plan says, and you can, of course, look forward at the beginning of each week to preview the entire program. No head scratching or laying awake at night worrying whether or not what you're doing is actually working (your detox even includes simply and easy-to-interpret urine strips to track your detoxification progress) The True Cellular Detox Challenge My “True Cellular Detox” Challenge begins on Monday, February 12, and you can click here to join me. When you join, this means Dr. Pompa and I will walk you through every step of the detox, and you’ll get things like: 90-Days of Supplement Information and instructions Free Toxicity Testing To Measure Your Progress 20+ Hours of Detox Training 130+ Cellular Healing Recipes 90 Day Meal Plan with Grocery Lists 30 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Monthly Calls with me & Dr. Pompa Option to Include Advanced Strategies such as Intermittent Fasting, Ketosis, Diet Variation Burst Training Benefits & Explanations De-Bunking Fat Burning Myths Mindset Training Stress/Emotional Detox Strategies FAQ Board and Online Support  And much more! Whether you can’t seem to decimate a single fat cell and you’re experiencing brain fog, achy joints and serious lulls in energy or you want to blast your brain and body performance through the roof, look good naked, live as long as possible and feel amazing while doing it… …this challenge is the ticket: it will completely reboot your body. You can click here to read all the nitty-gritty details and to sign up now, but please be sure to get in on this detox soon because it will fill up fast and Dr. Dan and I want to be able to fit everybody in... ...the deadline to signup is by February 8th at 4pm! The same way you need instructions on how to detox the right way without harming your body, I need your help and your accountability to get me through this detox. Goodness knows that even though I’m a pretty healthy guy, I’m going to need a proper detox after both the holidays and an entire year of hard-charging, fast-living, daily post-industrialized world exposure, along with all that guinea-pigging. So let’s do this together. Click here to get in on the True Cellular Detox now, which begins February 12, and I’ll see you on the inside. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about the 2018 True Cellular Detox challenge? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and I will reply! (and remember, you must sign up no later than February 8th at 4pm).
Jan 16, 2018
Why You Get Hungry & What To Do About It: How To Defy Overeating, Conquer The Buffet, Stop Cravings In Their Tracks & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hungrybrain Although most of us strive to eat well and avoid weight gain, our behavior doesn’t always live up to our lofty intentions. The remarkable explanation, argues neuroscience obesity researcher and today's podcast guest Stephan Guyenet, is that we’re betrayed by our very own brains, which drive us to crave and overeat food. In THE HUNGRY BRAIN: Outsmarting the Instincts that Make Us Overeat Guyenet deploys his humor, wit, and extensive research experience to explain the instinctive brain circuits that compel us to overeat. He shows how those circuits expand our waistlines and undermine weight loss, and how we can use them to manage our weight more effectively. Stephan Guyenet has put his finger on a critically important explanation for our global obesity epidemic: the human brain. Although it’s indisputable that the brain is the cause of overeating - since the brain is the source of all behavior - this disarmingly simple insight has never before been the focus of a general-audience book. THE HUNGRY BRAIN starts from the very beginning, uncovering how our (leaner) ancestors lived, both in recent history and the distant past. From there, it explores the brain circuits that kept us alive in that rugged world: those that drive our cravings, make our food choices, govern our appetites, and regulate our body fatness. And it explains how the genetic roulette that determines how these circuits are wired is a major reason why some people are lean and others are obese. Unfortunately for our waistlines, we no longer live in the world of our ancestors, yet our brains keep playing by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. Advances in technology and affluence let us tempt our brains with seductive, convenient food more than ever before, and willpower bows before the force of instincts honed by millions of years of evolution. And once we gain weight, the brain works to keep us from losing it again. The result is a world that’s fatter than at any previous time in human history. THE HUNGRY BRAIN explores the brain in a vivid and accessible way, weaving in illustrations, humor, and unlikely scientific discoveries to bring readers inside areas of science that have remained off limits to a general audience until now. Ultimately, it leaves you with profound insights into how the brain works, how the brain drives us to overeat, and what we can do about it. So who is this guy? Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. is an obesity researcher and health writer whose work ties together multiple fields of science to offer explanations and solutions for our global weight problem. He received a B.S. in biochemistry at the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of Washington. He is the author of the popular health website Whole Health Source (wholehealthsource.org) and he is a frequent lecturer on topics of obesity, metabolism, and diet history. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why what Stephan presents in his book is absent from all popular theories of obesity...[7:45] -The story of the fattest man on the island...[12:10] -Why kids like ice cream and not brussels sprouts...[18:50 & 27:00] -How chocolate serves as a prime example of reinforcing properties that characterize modern food addictions...[23:15] -How you can beat the "buffet effect"...[29:00] -The three things all nonindustrial diets have in common, and how you can use these things to keep yourself from overeating...[36:05] -Why the idea of moderation in eating is totally foreign to hunter-gatherers...[48:40] -A simple mechanism you can fight your natural, ancestral tendency to overeat...[57:00] -What lesioned rats can tell you about the mysterious "satiety factor", and how you can maximize your own satiety factor...[64:05] -Why do the people from the Biggest Loser gained so much weight back after the competition...[75:10] -A cortisol-like drug that causes intense, unconstrained eating, and what that means for you and your waistline...[84:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -In THE HUNGRY BRAIN: Outsmarting the Instincts that Make Us Overeat -The book The Jungle Effect -Jack Kruse's Leptin Reset -My podcast with Rick Rubin Show Sponsors:  -Oak - Meditation & Breathing -  Go to bengreenfieldfitness.com/oak now to download the app, completely FREE. -Kion Lean - Go GetKion.com to purchase Kion Lean - the best supplement for longevity and fat loss! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Stephan or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Jan 13, 2018
The Case Against Sugar: Is Gary Taubes Full Of Sweet Lies & Deception, Or Is Sugar Really Making Us Fat?
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/taubes My guest on today's podcast - Gary Taubes - just wrote a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé entitled "The Case Against Sugar" that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And Gary believes sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. In the book, he delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society. The ever prolific Gary Taubes is cofounder and senior scientific advisor of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He's an award-winning science and health journalist, the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He lives in Oakland, California. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The difference between glucose and fructose, and how is that related to sucrose...[7:35] -Why the fructose we eat now is different than the fructose we find in nature...[14:20] -How German researchers discovered sugar to be just as as effective as "crack cocaine"...[21:10] -The fascinating marriage of tobacco and sugar, and why sugar is in cigarettes...[27:50] -How "metabolic imprinting" causes a baby's pancreatic cells to become dysfunctional...[33:35] -Why salt may not be the cause for hypertension, but sugar may...[44:00] -The relationship between sugar, gout and uric acid, and why gout and uric acid may not just be protein related...[47:10 & 57:00] -Why different people have different blood sugar responses to sugar...[49:20] -What Gary thinks of the fact that he's been called out on the fact that the NuSci metabolic ward research found no insulin-obesity link, and whether it's calories, not macronutrients, that are most important...[65:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Amazon page for all Gary's books -NuSI Hall Study: No Ketogenic Advantage (ICO 2016) Show Sponsors: -Wild Mountain Paleo - Visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/wildmountain and use code BenPili10 for 10% off your order. -Purathrive - Go to Purathrive.com/bengreenfield to automatically get 15% off on Curcumin Gold or Radiant C (a liposomal vitamin C that actually tastes GOOD), or anything else that tickles your fancy. -Oak - Meditation & Breathing -  go to bengreenfieldfitness.com/oak now to download the app, completely FREE. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/Green. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Gary or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Jan 11, 2018
The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ketoreset A few months ago, I interviewed today's podcast guest - a former professional triathlete and now one of the most respected icons in health and fitness - in one of our most popular episodes of the year, entitled "Primal Endurance: How To Escape Chronic Cardio & Carbohydrate Dependency & Become A Fat Burning Beast." His name is Mark Sisson, and Mark just released a brand new, excellent book entitled: "The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever". In today's podcast episode, we take a deep, deep dive into principles, practices and concepts you've probably never before heard when it comes to ketosis. Mark is also the bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and several other Primal Blueprint-branded books. His blog, MarksDailyApple.com, has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge conventional wisdom's diet and exercise principles and take personal responsibility for their health and well-being. Mark, has a BA in biology from Williams College and is a former world-class endurance athlete, with a 2:18 marathon and a fourth-place finish in the Hawaii Ironman World Triathlon Championships to his credit. Today, Mark directs his competitive energies into high-stakes Ultimate Frisbee tournaments against competitors decades younger. Besides blogging daily, Mark conducts seminars on the Primal Blueprint way of life and hosted 9 multi-day total immersion retreats called PrimalCon at locations across America and in Mexico from 2010-2014. He operates Primal Blueprint Publishing in Malibu, CA, publishing his own titles as well as work from other authors promoting ancestral health principles. Mark is married to Carrie and they have two children. Before jumping into this podcast, please realize that I already have several articles and podcasts I recorded in the past about the basics of ketosis. You can find all those in the resources section below.   During our discussion, you'll discover:   -How Mark took the the ketogenic diet, which has a reputation for being relatively restrictive, and instead presents a unique two-step, scientifically validated approach for going keto the right way...[7:40]   -Why Mark highly recommends you spend 21 days low-carb before switching to 6 weeks of ketosis...[11:30]   -How long does takes to get back into ketosis after a "carb binge"...[31:00]   -How something called "myogens" actually allow you gain lean muscle mass while on a ketogenic diet...[32:30]   -What Mark thinks about some people saying that ketosis might diminish metabolic flexibility in some people by promoting physiological insulin resistance...[40:30]    -Whether a cup of coffee is technically "breaking" a fast...[48:50]   -How ketosis can reprogram your genes and increase longevity...[54:55]   -Mark's favorite keto breakfast, favorite keto lunch and favorite keto dinner...[63:10]   -What Mark eats before ultimate frisbee...[67:40]   -Mark's take on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and why he personally uses it...[69:40]   -And much more...   Resources from this episode:   My previous articles and podcasts on ketosis: 374: How To Maximize Ketosis, Should You Have Sex Before Competition, Do Power Poses Really Work & More How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis Ketogenic Pizza, Ketogenic Toast, Ketogenic Cornflakes, High Fat Coffee & More: The Ketogenic Kitchen Cookbook 368: Building Muscle & Testosterone On A Ketogenic Diet, Food Combining, Psychedelic Experimentation, Natural Depression Remedies & More Cyclic Ketosis, “Thinkitating”, Bad-Ass Meditation, Morning Routines & More With Quest Nutrition Founder Tom Bilyeu Fast-Tracking Your Body To Ketosis, Biohacking Hypoxic Performance, Marijuana Legalization, Constipation & More With JP Sears A $17,000 Whole Body Healing Machine, Fish Oil Overdoses From Giant Steelhead, Eating Bones, Killing Tumors With Ketosis & More Six-Egg Breakfasts, Ketosis For Bodybuilders, Resetting Weed Tolerance, Kratom Experimentation & Much More With The Mindpump Guys Which Ketone Supplement Works Best: Ketone Salts vs. Ketone Esters With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino Elephant-Poop Coffee, Chocolate Ceremonies, Cold H2O Training, Holotropic Breathing, Nootropics, Ketosis, Meditation, Fasting & More: The Kevin Rose Podcast 362: Donald Trump’s Exercise Routine, Altitude Vs. Heat Training, Can Kids Take Smart Drugs, Can Ketosis Cause Muscle Damage & More Could This Ketosis-Based Elixir Hold The Key To Weight Loss, World Record Performances, Brain Healing and More Everything You Need To Know About How To Use Amino Acids For Muscle Gain, Appetite Control, Injury Repair, Ketosis And More Four New, Cutting-Edge Ways To Easily Shift Your Body Into Fat-Burning Mode & Ketosis Amino Acids, BCAA’s, EAA’s, Ketosis, Bonking & More With 41 Time Ironman Triathlete Dr. David Minkoff How Breath-Holding, Blood-Doping, Shark-Chasing, Free-Diving & Ketosis Can Activate Your Body’s Most Primal Reflex 10 Things Your Pee Can Tell You About Your Body: Taking A Deep Dive Into Urinalysis, Dehydration, Ketosis, pH & More 322: The Truth About “Starvation Mode”, Does Ketosis Work For Crossfit, Measuring HRV During Exercise & More Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Ketosis But Were Afraid To Ask Ketosis Dangers: How To Maximize the Nutrient Density of a Low Carb Diet A Deep Dive Into Ketosis: How Navy Seals, Extreme Athletes & Busy Executives Can Enhance Physical and Mental Performance With The Secret Weapon of Ketone Fuel Combining Low Carb And Extreme Exercise – The Official Results Of The Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment The Official “Ask Me Anything About Ketosis & Ironman” Premium Podcast with Ben Greenfield 245: What Are The Best Fat Loss Supplements, Controlling Blood Sugar During Ketosis, Natural Asthma Remedies and More The Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment – Can You Go Low-Carb And Be A Fast Endurance Athlete Without Destroying Your Body  -All Mark's ketogenic friendly food products at Primal Kitchen (use code: GREENFIELD for to get an extra 10% OFF any products)   -The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever   -My article on longevity and ketosis/exogenous ketones   -Miracle Noodles Ben uses for lunch   -Dr. Thomas Cowan's vegetable powders   -Aminos Ben mentions Show Sponsors:  -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Human Charger - Go GetKion.com to purchase Kion Lean - the best supplement for longevity and fat loss! -Oak - Meditation & Breathing -  Go to bengreenfieldfitness.com/oak now to download the app, completely FREE. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Mark about today’s episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and be sure to check out Mark’s new book "The Keto Reset Diet".
Jan 06, 2018
377: The Big Vitamin D Mistake, How Ben Reads A Book A Day, Cold Therapy vs. Cryotherapy vs. Cold Thermogenesis & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/377 Jan 4, 2017 Podcast: 377 - Cold Therapy vs. Cryotherapy vs. Cold Thermogenesis, What To Do About Liver Issues & High GGT, How To Deal With Self-Healing Overwhelm, and Fit Teens On A Budget. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. News Flashes: [4:20] I read one book every day. Here’s how I remember what I've read. WOW: The big vitamin D mistake... I smear rosemary on steaks and diffuse rosemary essential oil for COGNITION, but here’s a new use for rosemary. Does alcohol make you live longer? Here’s what NOT to consume with your alcohol. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements: [25:30] This podcast is brought to you by: -Oak - Meditation & Breathing -  go to bengreenfieldfitness.com/oak now to download the app, completely FREE. -Harry's Shave Club -  To get your Free Trial set go to Harrys.com/BEN right now! -GainsWave -  During this holiday season, give yourself a gift with GAINSWave. To get more info on GAINSWave and to save $150 off your first treatment, text the word Greenfield to 313131. -Eharmony -  Enter my code GREEN at eharmony.com checkout to get a FREE month with every 3-month subscription. -Weightless.me - Weightless is a program run by Brock and Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva) that helps you develop the mindset, habits, and lifestyle that leads to a healthy body weight. Use code BEN60 for $60 off enrollment before Jan 12, 2018. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. Ben's Adventures: [35:45] -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -January 26 to 28, 2018: California Jam combines a TED talk format with chiropractic education and a rock n’ roll show! Over two dozen speakers, who are experts and innovators in their field, take the stage throughout the weekend as two live bands play in between. The driving objective of the event is to get attendees up to date on chiropractic research, scientific studies, and useful practice management strategy. The hope is that attendees bring all they learn at Cal Jam back to their communities to implement real, rippling change. Get your ticket now! -March 2, 2018: Academy of Regenerative Practices Winter Conference & Scientific Seminar @ Weston, FL, USA. Sign up today! Giveaways & Goodies: -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: [36:55] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Cold Therapy vs. Cryotherapy vs. Cold Thermogenesis Ashleigh says: Can I get some (or most) of the benefits of real cold therapy by just going outside on my balcony in -20 degrees celsius, in slippers and not much else... or will I just get cold? I have done cold water immersion (at an XPT event in Montach) and am convinced of the benefits but am looking for a more practical way of doing that in my condo. In my response, I recommend: -Recovery following a marathon: a comparison of cold water immersion, whole body cryotherapy and a placebo control. -The Effectiveness of Whole Body Cryotherapy Compared to Cold Water Immersion: Implications for Sport and Exercise Recovery -Recovery From Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: Cold-Water Immersion Versus Whole-Body Cryotherapy. -Tapping The Power of Cold to Lose Weight -Cold Temps For A Hot Body -CoolFatBurner and CoolGutBuster What To Do About Liver Issues & High GGT Beau says: I have had lab tests done over the past three years and my GGT is consistently elevated (around 110-111). Besides glutathione supplementation, what are some other supplements that lower GGT? What else can I do aside from cutting out alcohol and increasing antioxidants? I am concerned about this since GGT has been linked to more than just liver disease. (Another caller asked what you, Ben, are doing about your liver issues that were found when you visited the Human Garage?) In my response, I recommend: -Pharmanac -Liposomal Glutathione -Intranasal Glutathione -Whey Protein -Liver -NatureCleanse -This video on black seed oil How To Deal With Self-Healing Overwhelm Kathy says: I need some help with mindset and overwhelm. I was diagnosed with Lyme and am feeling overwhelmed with all the things that are out of whack with me and all the things that need addressing. How can I handle this feeling of overwhelm? In my response, I recommend: -Podcast: How To Quit Obsessing About Health, Eating & Exercise: Dodging The Silver Bullet Of Orthorexia and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. -Book: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fit Teens On A Budget Kyle says: If you and a partner had 40 minutes a day, for 30 weeks, to improve the nutrition and exercise habits of low socioeconomic teens (11-18 years old) what would your curriculum look like? Especially if your budget was $500-$1000 or less. In my response, I recommend: -Book: The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest -Growing/Finding/Eating/Foraging Whole Foods -Reading Nutrition Labels -Importance Of Environment -Fasting -Exercise As Play/Habit, Not "Gym" -Breathwork -Nature Immersion -Family/Love/Relationships Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! Ask Your Question [gravityform id="2" name="Ask Ben" title="false" description="false"] -----------------------------------------------------
Jan 04, 2018