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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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The Little-Known Healing Method Of Myorhythmic Release That Combines Sound, Movement, Breath & More!
01:27:18
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.
01:24:13
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")
02:14:33
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!
01:31:05
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!
01:12:03
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
01:10:51
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!
01:08:58
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. 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: [38:50] This podcast is brought to you by: -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. -Freshbooks -  FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to FreshBooks.com / BEN and enter BEN GREENFIELD FITNESS in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. -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. -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. -January 26-28, 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! -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. 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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
How To Fix Dirty Genes, Interpret Your Genetic Testing Results, Go Beyond 23AndMe Genetic Testing & More With Dr. Ben Lynch.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/benlynch If you've ever tested your genes (or wanted to) and had a completely head-scratching experience when it comes to interpreting your results or translating your genetic testing results into actionable information, then today's podcast is right up your alley, as I interview Dr. Ben Lynch, one of the world's leading authorities in interpreting and "fixing" your genes. Dr. Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR, methylation defects and genetic control. Dr. Lynch is the President of www.SeekingHealth.com, a supplement company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He also founded and directs www.SeekingHealth.org, an educational institute providing specialized training for both health professionals and consumers. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor. He first discovered the power of epigenetics in 2008. At the time, he was a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, graduate of Bastyr University, with a special interest in environmental medicine—helping people recover from the assaults of industrial chemicals, heavy metals, and other environmental toxins. When he discovered what a big role genes played in this whole process, he began eagerly reading every scientific paper he could get is hands on. Dr. Lynch quickly realized that there was a huge gap between what the geneticists published in their research papers and what the medical providers practiced in their offices. The scientists were ridiculously far ahead of doctors and nurses, who often had no idea how to help their patients respond to genetic abnormalities or even to follow the basics of good gene health. Nor did practitioners have any idea how to create a targeted program geared to specific genetic issues. So he made it his mission to bring that cutting-edge science right into the doctor’s office. He threw himself into genetic research, chasing down any article or paper that could shed any light on what we regular folks could do to improve health. He began working with individuals whose health-care providers just weren’t giving them the help they needed. And he started to give seminars, webinars, workshops, and talks so that practitioners could learn how to help their patients. In a remarkably short time, he had established himself as the go-to guy on treating genetic abnormalities through diet, supplements, and lifestyle. In 2011, he founded Seeking Health, a research-based company producing high-quality supplements targeted to particular health issues. In 2015, he was named Number 37 in Inc.’s list of 500 Entrepreneur Superstars from America’s fastest-growing private companies and Number 1 in Washington state. In 2016, he made the list again. He also established Seeking Health Educational Institute (SHEI), a website for both health professionals and lay people who want to learn more about nutrigenomics and methylation. SHEI quickly became one of the most trusted resources on genetics for health professionals and laypersons worldwide. In 2015, he developed StrateGene, a unique approach to helping people develop natural strategies for overcoming genetic abnormalities. People who were getting their genetic challenges from websites like 23andMe or Genos Research were receiving massively confusing documents with wildly contradictory information. His system zeroes in on the genetic abnormalities that pose the greatest challenges in people’s health and then provides comprehensive plans for overcoming those challenges through diet, environment and lifestyle. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Lynch first become interested in genetic and genes, despite this being uncommon in naturopathic medicine...[8:30] -Why most genetic analysis programs give you a ton of clinically irrelevant info, when most of it is not what you actually need...[11:30 & 26:00] -How to upload your raw 23andme data into a website like Stratagene to get very relevant information about your genes...[29:30 & 31:20] -How the "warrior" vs. "worrier" gene works, and what you can do if you are a worrier...[34:50] -Examples of very common SNP "issues", and what the impact of those is, along with potential associated symptoms and conditions and what you can do about it...[44:15] -Why you should consume bifidobacter probiotics, SAM-e and molybdenum, when you drink wine or other alcohol...[60:55] -How to know what your own "dirty genes" are...[65:30] -And much more... Resources from this episode:-Ben Lynch's website, and Stratagene -My own personal Stratagene results -23andMe genetic testing -23andyou.com -The LowHistamineChef.com 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. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% your order. -Human Charger - Go to HumanCharger.com/Ben and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Bob's Red Mill - Head to BobsRedMill.com to get 25% off with promo code GREENFIELD. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Lynch or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 30, 2017
Should Christians Do Yoga? How To Combine Energy Medicine & Religion, Flat Earth Christianity, Transcendental Meditation, Anti-Aging & More With Pastor Toby Sumpter.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/toby It's absolutely no secret that I, of late, have taken a deep dive into what many would consider to be "woo-woo" forms of healing and enhancing the human body and brain, including the use of modalities such as acupuncture, biofeedback, yoga, homeopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, energy medicine, acupuncture, ayurvedic "energy points" and traditional Chinese medicine... ...along with a developed growing interest in the concept of chi, Prana, chakra and life force. Before the 1960s, most of these practices such as sound healing, yoga, chiropractic, acupuncture, Reiki, therapeutic touch, meditation, martial arts, homeopathy, alternative anticancer diets, etc. were dismissed as medically and religiously questionable. But now that these once-suspect health practices have gained approval and been re-categorized as somewhat non-religious and instead falling under the auspices of healthcare, fitness, or scientific modalities, they seem to have gained a great deal of cultural legitimacy because people interpret them as science instead of religion. Therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, and “Therapeutic Touch” (the laying on of hands to channel “Universal Life Energy” to the patient) are increasingly accepted and utilized by physicians, hospitals, and clinics across the country. The use of meditation and visualization are commonly prescribed to reduce stress. Chiropractic, long considered anathema by orthodox medicine, has recently acquired a new respectability, and spinal adjustments are not infrequently combined with more exotic forms of “energy balancing.” And yet I've certainly been called out many times about the fact that I am a professing Christian who - despite having a strong belief in the power of prayer and the ability of God to spontaneously work miracles and heal - also embraces many of these so-called unconventional therapies that stem from non-Christian traditions.  Recently, I was listening to a sermon by pastor Toby Sumpter, in which Toby describes the link between spiritual health and physical ailments. It was a really great message, especially considering that while listening, I was attending a medical conference where there was a lot of chat among some of the world's top physicians about energy medicine and it's growing relevance and efficacy. So in an attempt to frame for myself (and you) how energy medicine and alternative healing modalities can best be presented from a Christian standpoint, I invited Toby onto the podcast. Toby is the Pastor of Preaching at Trin ormed Church in Moscow, Idaho. He has an M.A. in Theological Studies from Erskine Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New St. Andrews College. He's the author of Job: A Son for Glory and Blood-Bought World and the host of the "CrossPolitic" show. He and his wife Jenny have four kids. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Christians have been appropriating other religious traditions for centuries (such as Easter, which used to be a fertility ritual; you have bunny rabbits and eggs so that you'll get more babies) and the difference between yoga and Christmas...[11:45] -What Scripture has to say about things like aromatherapy and essential oils...[29:05] -If denial of energy medicine is a form of  "flat earth" Christianity...[35:30] -The two most important questions you must ask yourself about any alternative health practice before you dive into them...[42:40] -Whether transcendental meditation (and other forms of meditation) is a form of idol worship or a practice Christians shouldn't do...[44:05] -Whether Jesus and the apostles were using some form of energy healing...[52:10] -The amazing effects that prayer and positive emotions can have upon molecules and matter...[55:50] -Why we need a case-by-case analysis of each therapy, rather than a blanket rejection, before accepting or rejecting them...[58:50] -The idea that these forms of energy involved the breath of life that God breathed into man, and whether this vital energy needs to be manipulated in our bodies to promote health as the basis of energetic medicine is essentially a pantheistic view and cannot be conformed to biblical theology...[66:00] -Whether invisible energy forces are the common denominator of creation is not scripturally heretical and it’s only offensive to our traditionally accepted world view...[67:20] -If Christians these days spend an unhealthy amount of time focusing on health and engaging in "health idolatry"...[68:40] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Toby Sumpter's blog -Toby Sumpter's books on Amazon -Trinity Reformed Church podcast -Toby's new "CrossPolitic" podcast -The specific podcast episode on healing/energy medicine that Toby and Ben discuss -Podcast: Healing Your Body From The Inside-Out, Repairing Relationships, Eliminating Digital Addictions & More: Key Highlights From The 4 Most Life-Transforming Books I Recently Read. -Podcast: What Is The Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. -Books by Monte Kline about how to combine energy medicine, health and Christianity -The Marma Points book Ben mentions about Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine -Joel Salatin's book the Pigness of Pigs Show Sponsors: -TradeStation - Active military and veterans, as well as First Responders get to trade commission free. TradeStation is dedicated to helping everyone who has invested so much into this country. Learn more and sign up today at TradeStation.com/Greenfield. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order. -Molekule - Go to Molekule.com and enter promo code BEN for $75 off your order! -Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/ben to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Toby or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 28, 2017
Exogenous Ketones, Deuterium-Depleted Water, Near Vs. Far Infrared, Scorpion Stings & More! A Special Episode Recorded Live In Panama
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In this special episode recorded live from RUNGA retreat in the Panamanian jungles with co-host Aaron Alexander of Align Therapy, you'll discover: -Ben's perspective on EMF's, recovery and the BEMER mat...[6:30] -When to use and when not to use exogenous ketones...[10:30] -The difference between near and far infrared and UVA and UVB rays...[15:55] -How to deal with stings and bites from mosquitoes, scorpions and more when traveling internationally...[31:45] -What the deal is about the new "deuterium-depleted water" craze...[34:50] -Why Ben wears his pink banana boxer underpants when he records a podcast... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Biomat -The EarthPulse -The BEMER mat -The JOOVV light -Exogenous Ketones -Digital Detoxing, Travel-Proofing Your Immune System, Underground Body Weight Workouts & More With Joe DiStefano -Kettlebell Yoga, The Best 5 Cardio Machines You Can Use, How To “Reset” Your Body With An Adventure & Much More - RUNGA 2018: RUNGA is a once a year retreat, currently hosted in December. RUNGA is designed to facilitate a dramatic shift in attendee’s current outlook, lifestyle choices, self-efficacy, motivation, love, even spirituality. The retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory “Digital Detox” – or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, every day. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. It is also delicious. Click here to sign up for 2018. Use code BEN (or let them know I sent you) to get VIP treatment and a free gift valued at $100! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Aaron or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 24, 2017
UPDATED: Is Chiropractic Really Bullsh*t Part 2, Throwing Out Your Cell Phone, Juicing Cannabis & More With Billy DeMoss!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/demoss Dr. Billy DeMoss is an energetic and passionate speaker who has been a chiropractor and powerhouse within his community for over three decades. His passion for chiropractic care, community wellness, and global sustainability is far-reaching and his influence is international. Along with heading an innovative practice that educates and strengthens his community, Dr. Billy is the founder the Dead Chiropractic Society (DCS), which is a coalition of Southern California chiropractors who meet monthly to discuss chiropractic philosophy and advancements. In 2008, he decided to expand DCS by founding California Jam. Cal Jam allows him to invite world-renowned experts in public health and global sustainability to educate and empower people, not just chiropractors, from around the world who find natural solutions more attractive than harmful man-made ones and share a desire to ensure the well-being of future generations. His mission for Cal Jam is simple: awaken, empower, action. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Billy keeps himself in top shape (and why he doesn't own a cell phone)...[7:50] -The whole list of exercises on Billy's website that you probably haven't heard of, like "Wobble Chair", "Denner Roll" and the "Pettibon"...[12:00] -Why you shouldn't encourage a baby to walk too early in life...[16:05] -Why Billy is a huge proponent of Diagnostic Thermography for accompanying spinal adjustments...[27:44] -Why Billy calls CBD a superfood and how he juices it...[41:45] -What Billy does to protect himself against GMO's...[55:00] -Billy's thoughts on The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 984 with Yvette d’Entremont during which he got called out for being a quack...[57:00] -Billy's thoughts on chemtrails...[61:40] -And much more! Resource from this episode: -Previous podcast: Is Chiropractic Really Bull? -CalJam conference - Use code Greenfield for a special rate! -Wobble Chair -Portable Wobble Chair -Pettibon cervical neck traction system -The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 984 with Yvette d’Entremont -CBD Thrive Vape Pen -Zach Bush's "Restore" program for glyphosate Show Sponsors: -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Bob's Red Mill - Head to BobsRedMill.com to get 25% off with promo code "GREENFIELD." -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order. -Onnit - To save 10% off your order, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Billy or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!  
Dec 23, 2017
How A Guy Named Gunnar Made An Online Whole Foods For People Who Aren't Rich.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gunnar Let's face it: grocery shopping to get high quality organic food at a reasonable price isn't easy. And sure - while getting fresh, local fruits, vegetables and meats - which should always be at the core of a healthy diet - you can use farmer's markets, CSAs and local grocers. But when it comes to packaged healthy goods, from nori wraps to coconut milk to gluten-free baking powders and beyond -there's a host of options out there: Amazon, Vitacost, Walmart, Safeway...the list goes on and on. However, when it comes to buying online organic food, you'd be surprised at what you're about to discover on today's podcast with Gunnar Lovelace. Gunnar is a serial entrepreneur focused on business and health as vehicles for social change. He is the founder of Thrive Market, which is making healthy living accessible to Americans by providing the most popular organic and non-GMO groceries at what he claims is 25-50% off normal retail prices. He is also the co-founder and co-owner of Love Heals - a jewelry business in more than 200 high-end retail stores and with over 75 employees. To date, LoveHeals has funded the planting of over 1,500,000 trees and sponsored over 50,000 malnourished children. Prior to Love Heals, Gunnar started two technology companies in Los Angeles in software education and natural language processing. In addition to his for-profit companies, Gunnar has started two non-profits in education and environmental sustainability. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Gunnar grew up poor, yet still eating foods like kale and sprouts and kombucha...[7:25] -Gunnar's secret to never getting sick, and his top three supplements...[12:55] -What goes on "behind the scenes" that allows Gunnar to provide organic groceries delivered to people with free shipping at a 25-50% discount...[17:25] -Whether shopping for groceries online leaves a big carbon footprint and disrupt community small businesses...[24:30] -How to make "cardboard" packaging out of compostable mushrooms or dirt...[28:00] -Gunnar's favorite superfoods, including sprouted chia, coconut wraps, coconut manna, sprouted granola and more...[32:45 & 49:40] -If Amazon Prime is so convenient, since you can buy a friggin' alarm clock and book at the same time I'm buying my canned coconut milk, why Thrive is any better than Amazon...[39:30] -What Gunnar thinks of the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods...[42:20] -What is Love Heals? [45:45] Resources from this episode: -What I Eat: 19 Of My Go-To Foods For Stocking A Healthy Pantry. All the products discussed in this episode can be found on my Thrive Market Favourites Page. -Dr. Ohira's Probiotic -Host Defense mushroom products -Vitamin C by Health Force -Coconut wraps -Coconut flake cereal -Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna -Lets Do Organic Unsweetened Coconut Flakes -Go Raw Spirulina Chips -Hawaiian Orchards Macadamia Nuts -Go Raw Pumpkin Seeds -Thrive Market Are you ok to say thrivemarket.com/Ben-Get $60 of FREE organic groceries + free shipping and 30 day trial!  Keep in mind that prices on Thrive Market are already up to 50% off and now they're giving an EXTRA $60 of free groceries!  Go to thrivemarket.com/ben.  (no code is necessary, all they need is the link)   How it works:  Users will get $20 off their first 3 orders of $49 or more + free shipping - up to Ben on whether he wants to explain this part. -The LoveTuner Ben wears Show Sponsors:  -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount BEN for 20% your order. -Blue Apron -  Check out this week’s menu and get your first meals FREE—with free shipping by going to blueapron.com/ben -Quarterly -  Get your carefully curated box of goodies at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/BiohackBox. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Gunnar or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 21, 2017
Deer Placenta Smoothies, Smearing Colostrum On Your Face, How To Use A Clay Mask & Much More.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/andy It has been quite a ride for me. I woke up in an ICU hospital bed on the night of March 20th, 2011 and realized I had been struck by a series of large vehicles while crossing a busy street. I had a collapsed lung, seven broken ribs and a severe compound fracture of my jaw, which was broken in five places… ...thus begins the story of Andy Hnilo - a man who came knocking on my front door several weeks ago with this amazing story and a box full of exactly what he used to attack his injuries from the inside and outside, and the most critical tool he used to heal his broke and bloodied face and skin: a hand-crafted blend of unique, specialized ingredients from around the world, which he formulated himself.               In today's podcast, you'll discover Andy's story, and also learn: -How Andy repaired his entire face after being hit by a car...[7:15] -Why Andy began to drink smoothies made out of deer placenta...[14:30] -What clay does for your face, and why Andy chose the clays that he chose...[31:50] -Why you should use something called a "derma-roller" on your face (and Ben's special biohack he uses for collagen production)...[41:20] -A deep dive into the ingredients Andy includes in his products, including Freshwater Pearl Powder, L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), First 6 Hours Grass-Fed Colostrum, American Ginseng, Green Desert Clay and Organic Kelp Powder...[43:30 & 47:35] -Andy's go-to supplements and foods, including egg yolks, fermented vegetables and grass-fed butter...[53:05] -And much more... Watch Ben learn all about an Alitura Skin Care Regime: Resources from this episode: -Alitura - use code "Greenfield" for 20% off -Andy Hnilo's podcast with Dave Asprey on "Engineering Resilience" -The JOOVV light Ben uses for increased production of collagen -The colostrum Ben describes -How to make your own methylene blue 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. Get yours now at GetKion.com. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher towards your HealthGAINS treatment. -Casper - You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Go to Casper.com/Ben AND use promo code BEN to save $50 off your purchase. -Red Mill - Head to BobsRedMill.com to get 25% off with promo code "GREENFIELD." Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Andy or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 16, 2017
Energy Medicine, Biobeds, Marma Points, Fringe Siberian Ginseng Powder & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ianclark2 Ian Clark is one of the most interesting people I've ever met. He travels around the world hunting down crazy biohacks, fringe pieces of health and performance optimizing gear, and the most premium nutrients and superfoods on the face of the planet, and then, using the cleanest, most potent natural ingredients on Earth, turns them into actual recommendations on his Activation Products website, along with fixes and supplements for people to optimize their body and brain. I first interviewed him in the phytoplankton podcast "The Ultimate Superfood You've Probably Never Heard Of." I interviewed him again in the podcast "The Mold-Cancer Link, Resetting Your Nervous System, Dry Fasting, Nanonutrients & More With Ian Clark." During this third discussion with him, you'll discover: -The freak hand injury that caused Ian to take a deep dive into energy medicine...[8:45] -The lost medical technology invented by Nicola Tesla, currently adopted in Eastern Europe and is just becoming available in North America to the general population without prescription...[13:00] -Futuristic biobeds that you can lie on to heal the body, and how Ian now wears a vest with those same frequencies...[24:30] -Something called "Marma points" and how they can be used to target your body with energy medicine...[35:10] -The crazy, heavenly tasting superfood Ian found that can do everything from enhance sleep to killing flesh eating fungus...[44:35] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Book: Marma Points of Ayurveda: The Energy Pathways for Healing Body, Mind, and Consciousness With a Comparison to Traditional Chinese Medicine -The Ultimate Superfood You've Probably Never Heard Of. -The Mold-Cancer Link, Resetting Your Nervous System, Dry Fasting, Nanonutrients & More With Ian Clark. -The "Activation Products" website where you can view all the superfoods and nutrients Ian has discovered and created -NESHealth -Bob Connolly and his film "The Healing Field" -Why are living things sensitive to weak magnetic fields? by Abraham R. Liboff -The Seqex vest that Ian wears -Catherine Garceau Show Sponsors:  -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -TradeStation - Active military and veterans, as well as First Responders get to trade commission free. TradeStation is dedicated to helping everyone who has invested so much into this country. Learn more and sign up today at TradeStation.com/Greenfield. -MVMT Watches - Go to MVMT.com/BEN for the perfect Christmas gift! You can get any watch, starting at 95-dollars, and get a free strap, all placed in an elegant gift box – ready to give - and shipping is free! -Casper - Start sleeping ahead of the curve by going to Casper.com/Ben AND use promo code BEN to save $50 off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Ian or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 14, 2017
Training Secrets From The Freak Of Nature Who Can Hoist 51 Reps Of Double 72 Pound Kettlebells In 10 Minutes.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/salemi Imagine... ...a 72 pound kettlebell in each hand... ...51 reps in ten minutes. Barely anyone on the face of the planet can accomplish this feat, but today's podcast guest can. Mike Salemi's journey in strength & conditioning started at the age of 15 as a young and hungry Powerlifter. At his peak, Mike became a WABDL World Champion in the Bench Press and Deadlift, while simultaneously working as a collegiate level strength & conditioning coach. It was at this time that Mike was both introduced to the power of the kettlebell, and the work of respected Holistic Health Practitioner Paul Chek. Both have had large influences on Mike's development as a more well-rounded athlete and person in the years that followed. Currently, as an avid Kettlebell Sport competitor, Mike has achieved the ranking Master of Sport, and became the 2017 WAKSC World Champion in the Clean and Jerk. Through his unique approach, Mike has been able to integrate high performance athletic training using a holistic model. His dream is to continue creating educational materials and programs that support a more balanced athlete. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Mike is such a fan of the kettlebell, and he switched to it after being a freakin' world champion in the bench and deadlift...[8:00] -The Russian military secrets Mike uses to train and compete...[10:45] -What a sample workout looks like for Mike to get ready for competition...[12:55] -How Mike's training approach allows athletes to train far less than their peers and achieve superior results...[18:55] -What Paul Chek figured out about Mike that nobody else could figure out, an issue that completely reinvented Mike's performance...[23:55] -Mike's experience with DMT and Ayahuasca...[34:15] -How Mike fuels his body, how he incorporates intuitive eating in his approach, and how he banished his gut distress...[39:35] -The crazy thing that happened when Mike deadlifted against Paul Chek...[44:30] -The biggest mistakes people make when they're trying to get stronger or use kettlebells...[48:55] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -My first interview with Paul Chek -My second interview with Paul Chek -Paul Chek and the Chek Institute -My interview with Chris Holder about the RKC Kettlebell certification -Mikesalemi.io -My ELDOA podcast -Wild Mediterranean Oil of Oregano -Mike's e-book:  7-Steps To The Perfect Set-Up: What Your Kettlebell Swing Is Missing Check out these videos with Mike: Show Sponsors: -MVMT Watches - Go to MVMT.com/BEN for the perfect Christmas gift! You can get any watch, starting at 95-dollars, and get a free strap, all placed in an elegant gift box – ready to give - and shipping is free! -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: MeUndies.com/GREENFIELD -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/GREEN. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Mike or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 09, 2017
376: Holiday Fat Loss Tips, The Best Way To Lose Belly Fat, Does Ketosis Increase Metabolic Rate, Fasted Morning Walks & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/376 Dec 7, 2017 Podcast: 376 - The Best Way To Lose Belly Fat, Does DIM Supplementation Help Fat Loss, Does Ketosis Increase Metabolic Rate, and What Kind Of Diet Works For APOE4? 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: [3:05] Walking just after a meal seems to be more effective for weight loss than waiting for one hour to walk after a meal. This is why I recommend a fasted morning walk every day. Fascinating article on natural metformin alternatives. Deuterium depleted water...is this the next big thing? What happens when you binge on Thanksgiving or any other holiday. 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: [20:40] This podcast is brought to you by: -You can check out the Mt. Kiliminjaro climb with Wim Hof by clicking here. -Quip -  Right now go to get quip.com/BEN to get your first refill pack FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. -Human Charger -  Visit Bengreenfieldfitness.com/humancharger and enter code BEN20 for 20% off. -Organifi -  Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi to purchase GREEN JUICE use Discount code BEN or to buy  RED JUICE use discount code REDBEN to get 20% off your order! -Onnit -  Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. -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. -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 11-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for $10 off. -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: [26:50] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best Way To Lose Belly Fat Patrick says: What is the best way to lose belly fat? From about Jan until now I have lost about 15lbs but I can't get rid of the belly fat. I eat LCHF and it has helped but I can't seem to get rid of the last few pounds. I play hockey a few times a week and workout a few times a week and realize it is probably diet based. But are there some supplements I can take to help? In my response, I recommend: -Kion Lean -Yohimbine -CoolFatBurner (use code BEN15CFB for 15% off) Does DIM Supplementation Help Fat Loss? Gail wrote: Does DIM (diindolylmethane) help with fat loss? In my response, I recommend: -Thorne Research Indole 3 Carbinol Does Ketosis Increase Metabolic Rate? Christian wrote: What are your thoughts on the Kevin Hall study and whether KETO has a metabolic advantage in the fat loss department. Thanks! In my response, I recommend: -Kevin Hall's YouTube Video What Kind Of Diet Works For APOE4? Terry wrote: Apo4 carriers supposedly cannot use fat efficiently in ketosis... thoughts, scientific evidence? In my response, I recommend: -APOE4 resource 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!  
Dec 07, 2017
Wine For Breakfast, Skippy's Peanut Butter In Your Sushi, "The Jungle Effect" & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/daphne Ever since a high school biology teacher informed Daphne Miller that clover produces a hormone similar to human estrogen, she has been fascinated by how our external ecosystem is linked to our internal one. Miller is a practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. For the past fifteen years, her leadership, advocacy, research and writing have focused on the connections between food production, ecology and health. Her writings and profiles can be found in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Vogue, Orion Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Food and Wine, The Guardian UK and Harvard Medical Magazine and JAMA. She is author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World, Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You (HarperCollins 2008) and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up (HarperCollins 2013). Farmacology appears in four languages and was the basis for the award-winning documentary In Search of Balance. Miller is an internationally recognized speaker in the emerging field of planetary health and a leader in the Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative, an effort spearheaded by the National Parks Service to build linkages between our medical system and our park system. Her 2009 Washington Post article “Take a Hike and Call Me in the Morning” is widely credited with introducing “park prescriptions,” a concept that is rapidly gaining traction across the United States. In 2000, Miller founded WholefamilyMD, the first integrative primary care practice in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Brown University where she majored in medical anthropology. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency and NIH-funded research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She was a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Food Institute and a Bravewell Fellow at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. She serves as an advisor and/or board member to a number of non-profits, including the Institute of the Golden Gate, Education Outside, Mandela Marketplace and the Edible Schoolyard Foundation and Prevention Institute. Miller lives and gardens in Berkeley, California, where I visited her to record this fascinating podcast about her books The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Daphne first discovered the jungle effect...[8:10] -The meaning of a hot spot and a cold spot...[12:00] -A fascinating example of an indigenous diet that leads to a health effect, including a Mexican Taramuhara diet affecting diabetes...[14:37] -What do you do if you can't trace your ancestors to one specific indigenous diet...[19:40] -Why Daphne sometimes has wine for breakfast...[26:22] -What Daphne found about some ethnic food restaurants now using ingredient substitutions that cater to North American palates...[34:30] -What first got Daphne thinking about the "soul of soil"...[44:20] -What we can learn about social behavior of humans from social behavior of chickens...[46:40] -How Daphne learned about cancer management from a winery...[52:30] -How dangerous microbes may actually be beneficial...[56:45] -What a hydrosol is and why you can use it for "sustainable beauty"...[60:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Facebook Live Version of this Podcast! -The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You -Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up -Hydrosols in Fruitland, Washington Show Sponsors:  -Onnit - To save 10% off your order, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit. -TradeStation - Active military and veterans, as well as First Responders get to trade commission free. TradeStation is dedicated to helping everyone who has invested so much into this country. Learn more and sign up today at TradeStation.com/Greenfield. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Daphne or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dec 02, 2017
The Ultimate Guide To Quelling Inflammation: Why Your Curcumin May Not Work, Surprising Effects Of Ginger Oil, Vegan Fish Oil Options & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/inflammation Thomas DeLauer 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 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 very possible area of life. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The top nutrients Thomas plans on feeding his newborn son to enhance his health...[10:00] -The tactics Tom used to go "from a 280-pound overweight corporate executive to not only being on the cover of health and fitness magazines"...[13:10] -The intriguing connection between an inability to lose fat and the presence of inflammation...[18:00] -How a special form of lactobacillus 456 can colonize the gut and cause a quelling of inflammation and enhanced fat loss...[22:15] -Whether you would want to combine a ketone such as beta-hydroxy-butyrate with glucose and when that would be a problem...[34:12] -Why Thomas believes curcumin should not be combined with black pepper, and better ways to improve absorption of curcumin...[40:45 & 43:45] -Why excess iron is a big problem for your gut, and how to get rid of it using something called "lactoferrin"...[53:10] -The single herbal extract that Thomas considers to fly under the radar but that has an extremely powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect...[60:23] -The answer to the "million dollar" question on when you wouldn't want to quell inflammation...[65:30] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Purathrive anti-inflammatory compound Thomas and I discuss (get a 15% discount with this link) -The shocking before-after photos of Thomas after he lost all his weight and became a magazine cover model -USWellnessMeats headcheese and braunschweiger -My baby nutrition podcast with Dr. Thomas Cowan -My podcast on "Deep Nutrition" with Cate Shanahan -Viome full bacterial analysis podcast with Naveen Jain -The Greenfield Longevity Testing Packages for inflammation Show Sponsors: -Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/ben to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% anything else! -HealthGains - Text the word "GREENFIELD" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Thomas or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Nov 30, 2017
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.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/masterjohn Do you love health and wellness so much that you just want to read everything you can about it, but often find yourself understanding only half (or even less) of what you read?  Do you need to learn biochemistry for school but wish you could learn the material in a more relevant, lively, or entertaining way?  Do you already have a good foundation, but want a unique out-of-the-box perspective synthesized from a deep dive into the scientific literature?  If so, today's podcast is for you. My guest is Dr. Chris Masterjohn, 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." Chris 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. His podcast, Mastering Nutrition, his two video series, Chris Masterjohn Lite and Masterclass With Masterjohn, and his blog can all be found on his web site at chrismasterjohnphd.com. You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, where his username is @chrismasterjohn. In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into Chris's brand new program entitled "Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro: Energy Metabolism", and you'll discover: -Why human beings need to eat such an enormous amount of food...[9:35] -What happens if you take too much creatine...[23:57] -Why it matters whether you eat protein, carbs, or fat, since all depend on cellular respiration...[32:45]  -Why some macronutrients actually require more micronutrients than others to be burnt...[49:18 & 56:05] -A missing nutrient that you must take in if you are on a high protein diet...[60:45] -Why anyone should bother learning this stuff in mechanistic detail rather than just learning what to eat and when...[64:55] -The new online "masterclasses" that Chris is now teaching...[68:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro (special discount when you use that link!) Show Sponsors:  -HealthGains - Text the word "GREENFIELD" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -KION - Purchase any three products and receive a free organic bamboo T-shirt! Go to  GetKion.com to check out the sale, and choose your three products. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% anything else! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Nov 25, 2017
How Sound Healing Works, Why Most Music Is At The Wrong Frequency, The Best Music For Sleep & Much More With Wholetones Composer Michael Tyrrell.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/lullaby Composer Michael Tyrrell first appeared on my website in the podcast episode "Unleashing The Phenomenon Of Using Sound & Music For Performance, Recovery, Healing & More." In that episode, I describe how, at a health summit, someone handed me a book called “The Sound Of Healing”, written by Michael - along with a handful of CD’s that Michael had recorded. These CD’s, called “Wholetones” were described on the cover as music that “heals, repairs, and protects against disease.” So, skeptical but curious, I sat down and read the entire Sound Of Healing book, and I began occasionally listening to the CD’s while driving, while getting a massage, while sitting in my sauna, etc. Every time I finished a CD, I had such a unique feeling of elation and satisfaction after listening, I downloaded a digital tuning app and retuned my guitar and my ukelele to the “frequencies” Michael described in the book. This may all seem a bit “woo-woo”, but it made a huge difference in the ability of a song to make me feel uplifted and full of positive energy as I played it. During that episode with Michael, we discussed why the music and sound you listen to every day is not tuned the right way and can actually be destroying organ function, how sound frequencies affect the human body, water, plants and more, how to “re-tune” music and sound to heal organs and provide therapy to the body, how to combine light and sound to de-stress your body, why digital sound from CD’s and mp3’s are not as good as analog sound from things like vinyl albums (and what you can do about it if you don’t want to buy a vinyl record turntable), the best way to use the sound to heal your body and to target specific organ systems, what Michael thinks about the use of tuning forks as vibrational sound therapy, and how a musician can “re-tune” their instrument to the correct frequency. So who is this guy? Michael is the founder and president of Wholetones, Inc., a healing frequency music project that helps aid health, creativity, productivity and wellbeing. After recording seven songs at different frequency levels, Michael released his album, Wholetones, accompanied by his book titled “Wholetones: The Sound of Healing” in 2014. Passionate about musical healing, Michael travels nationally and internationally as a key-note and motivational speaker on the power of musical therapy. Always connected to music, Michael bought his first guitar at the age of 10, which later lead him to study classical guitar with Joseph Lazarro, a protégée of the “grandfather of the classical guitar,”Andre Segovia. In recent years, Michael has traveled and ministered withChristian singer-songwriter, Jason Upton, and toured and recorded with Rick Pino and Fire Rain ministries. In 1987, Michael worked with Gospel Hall of Famer, Mylon Lefevre, and his band Mylon and Broken Heart, earning him a GMA Dove Award as well as a Grammy award. Michael has been in full time ministry for the last 26 years and has toured and played with many well-known Christian and secular bands. His experience as a youth pastor, worship leader, accomplished musician, producer and itinerant speaker has allowed his personal music frequency project to transcend international borders. Michael currently resides with his wife, Lillian, in Margate, Florida. He just released a brand new set of Wholetones music called "Life, Love & Lullabies".  Life, Love & Lullabies is comprised of six beautiful songs, each approximately 30 minutes in length designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. I've been playing it for my kids and also for relaxing evenings in my infrared sauna. During today's discussion with Michael, you'll discover: -My sound healing session with a guy named Porungai in Sedona, who had a vibrating sound table and played didgeridoo, gongs, crystal bowls, etc. combined with bodywork...[11:10] -How sound effects the human body and human cells, and what kind of science or research is out there on the effect of sound frequencies on the human body...[18:00] -Why Michael tunes his instruments to the frequency that he does, and why some music is actually damaging to the human body...[24:45] -Why Michael almost fell asleep in the studio while recording "Life, Love & Lullabies", and how it is supposed to affect sleep...[42:20] -The details behind the six pieces in Life, Love & Lullabies, and how each is different...[50:55] -The best way to listen to Michael's tracks (bedside speakers vs. headphones vs. CD player, etc.)...[55:25] -Why Michael designed a specific sound frequency for pets...[61:28] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Life, Love & Lullabies CD's -WholeTones ToGo -WholeTones Tru Energy Sleep Mask -SleepPhones -Porungai sound healer in Sedona -WholeTones Calming & Healing Music For Dogs -The monochord -The LoveTuner Ben wears around his neck -Dr. David Hawkins books on Amazon -The WholeTones Christmas albums -The WholeTones Healing CD’s -The Sound Of Healing book -Digital tuning device -The Biomat device -Royal Rife -DETA electromagnetic bioresonance devices -Research on sound frequencies and healing -DELTASleeper device -Earthpulse device -SADIE recording software -Tuning the Human Biofield book (tuning fork therapy) Show Sponsors:  -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order, or discount code BEN for 20% anything else! -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Molekule - Go to Molekule.com and enter promo code BEN for $75 off your order! -Onnit - To save 10% off your order, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Michael or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
Nov 23, 2017
A Bearded, Bad-Ass, Biohacking Beast & His Best Secrets For Enhancing Muscle, Sleep, Recovery & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/biohackingsecrets My guest on today's podcast, Anthony DiClementi, is a bearded, bad-ass, beast of a man who also happens to be one of the deepest wells of biohacking knowledge who I've ever met. He is the founder of BiohackingSecrets.com, a health and wellness company that reaches millions of people each month through their newsletter, videos, books, consulting, and podcast (The Biohacking Secrets Show). He's become famous for both reversing "incurable" diseases (Cancer, MS, neurodegenerative disease) and helping world class athletes achieve new levels of peak performance. After his own two year battle with Lyme Disease in 2011 he began working with people who no other expert or doctor wanted to. Why? Because he refuses to accept conventional wisdom. And he believes in the body's ability to heal itself when it's given the right ingredients. Through his innovative methods, DiClementi has had dramatic success and his clients now report natural, sustained energy all day long without a “crash.”He teaches men and women suffering from low energy how to turn back their biological clocks, improve energy production at the cellular level, and feel better than they've felt in years, often decades. In 2016, he released, "The Biohackers Guide To Upgraded Energy & Focus" which is packed with dozens of easy-to-use, innovative methods anyone can apply to rapidly optimize their physical and mental performance. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Anthony and his girlfriend got extremely sick after moving to a new apartment in California...[8:35] -Why Anthony uses a PEM device called OndaMed...[14:20] -Why hidden infections like Epstein Barr, Lyme, SIBO, parasites, yeast, candida and mold are aggravated by hidden variables such as WiFi...[20:00] -A special form of laser Anthony used when he had Lyme...[25:40] -How Anthony keeps himself jacked and strong...[32:15] -Why Anthony is not a fan of normal earthing mats and grounding mats...[42:20] -The molecular hydrogen Anthony uses and why...[44:33] -Dangerous fillers in your supplements...[48:18] -Why Anthony is such a big fan of oysters (and why he does a regularly scheduled coffee enema)...[50:00] -An alternative to coffee enemas for people who don't want to use them...[54:25] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Anthony's Biohackers Guide To Upgraded Energy & Focus - order for free here (all you pay is shipping and handling!) -The OndaMed -The TheraLumen and SpectraMini -The Vielight -List of EMF Consultants -Earthing Half Sheet -Molecular Hydrogen tablets -Thorne MethylGuard Plus -Glytamins -Clearlight Sauna -The SOTA lightworks -Fitwood (Use Code Ben20 for 20% off) Show Sponsors:  -ZivaMeditation - Automatically save $51 on a ZivaMind online meditation program by visiting ZivaMind.com/bg. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/green. -Bark Box - For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit BarkBox.com/ben when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anthony or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Nov 18, 2017
375: Recovery Super Special - How To Heal Fascia Faster, The Latest On Ibuprofen, Do Compression Tights Work & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/375 Nov 16, 2017 Podcast: 375 - How To Heal Fascia Faster, Everything You Need To Know About Supercompensation, Amino Acids In Supplements Vs. Foods, How To Mentally Recover From Hard Training, and Free And Easy Recovery Biohacks. 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: [3:32] Yet another reason to avoid NSAID’s like the plague - loss of muscle and strength. Yep, wearing compression garments to bed may not be sexy but sure does enhance muscle recovery Would you get a fashionable tattoo to monitor your blood glucose?  (Ben also mentions this anti-aging lab test). But yet…some folks just KEEP on telling me our “ancestors didn’t take supplements” 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: [22:10] This podcast is brought to you by: -You can check out the Mt. Kiliminjaro climb with Wim Hof by clicking here. -Casper Mattress -  Start sleeping ahead of the curve with Casper. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting Casper.com/ben and using promo code "Ben" at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. -Human Charger -  Visit Bengreenfieldfitness.com/humancharger and enter code BEN20 (note NEW code) for 20% off. -eHarmony -  Come see how eHarmony can change your life. Go to eHarmony dot com and get started. Enter my code GREEN at checkout to get a FREE month with every 3-month subscription. -TradeStation -  TradeStation is dedicated to helping everyone who has invested so much into this country. Learn more and sign up today at TradeStation.com/Greenfield -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: [33:32] -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -November 28: Advanced Brain Biohacking for Cognitive Performance at The Alchemist's Kitchen, in New York's Bowery neighborhood. Discover from America's top personal trainer little-known tools, techniques and tricks you can use to maximize cognitive performance, enhance IQ, increase working memory, and upgrade your mental hardware at "The Alchemist" at 8:00 pm. -November 29: “A Biohacking Adventure” with Ben Greenfield and Chef David Bouley - Join us at Bouley Test Kitchen for a biohacking adventure! The experience is part of “The Chef and the Doctor”– our series of health-focused, multi-course culinary experiences featuring world renowned doctors and Chef David Bouley. -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 11-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for $10 off. 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: [34:45] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Heal Fascia Faster Piotr says: What would you recommend for recovering from a fascial injury? Would you recommend peptides or something else? In my response, I recommend: -Core Foundation by Eric Goodman -Becoming A Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett -My article BPC-157 -Flexpulse PEMF -Marcpro EMS -Magnesium lotion Everything You Need To Know About Supercompensation Jen wrote: How far down into the “red” do you allow yourself to go with HRV? As a cyclist, I follow my coach’s periodized training program- weekly, monthly, seasonally… (I race crits most weekends from April until July). So often I will have a hard week of workouts where I don’t fully recover, followed by a lighter week where I might be recovered the entire week. I don’t like how I feel when I see that I am only 21 or 25% recovered, and I worry that I am doing some damage. I don’t get sick but I do feel extreme fatigue sometimes, which requires extra recovery methods. I guess I always wonder if this makes me a better athlete, or just increases the need to recover-know what I mean? In my response, I recommend: -NatureBeat HRV -Oura Amino Acids In Supplements Vs. Foods Caleb says: In terms of the recovery benefits, what is the difference between pill amino acids, powder amino acids and naturally taken in amino acids - like food? In my response, I recommend: -Kion Aminos -My podcast on amino acid utilization with Dr. Minkoff -Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness How To Mentally Recover From Hard Training Elaina wrote:  I'd really like to delve into understanding the recovery of self-esteem, particularly when placing expectations on oneself to perform and train when the body is ready but the mind throws a load of negatives. As an athlete and as part of a team it was easy to recover quicker as camaraderie and sharing of muscle pain seemed to overcome it psychologically. Now with family commitments and in an industry of helping others it becomes mentally draining to then recover for my next training session. In my response, I recommend: -Book: The Brave Athlete: Calm The F*ck Down Free And Easy Recovery Biohacks Jeff wrote:  What are your top 5 free or least expensive recovery musts. In my response, I recommend: -Cold showers (I cite this new study on cold water immersion) -Intermittent fasting -Sun bathing -JOOVV light -Walking barefoot on ground -Earthrunners -Earthpulse -Flexpulse -Deep sleep cycles -NatureCBD -Sleep Remedy -Passionflower Extract -Acupressure Mat -Kava -Blue Light Blockers -SleepStream App (use pink noise) -tDCS (e.g. Halo) 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!  
Nov 16, 2017
Core Coiling Madness With The Insane Inventor Of The Bosu Ball, The "Club" & Much More: The David Weck Podcast.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/weck David Weck is slightly insane.  You may already know this if you have seen any of his crazy "Weck Method" videos. And the dude is wicked smart. He is the creator of WeckMethod and the CEO and Founder of BOSU Fitness. He is the inventor of the BOSU Balance Trainer, the new WeckMethod BOSU Elite, the RMT Club, and other products. He has worked in fitness for more than 22 years and has helped people of all fitness levels including elite athletes from multiple sports. He is a consummate student of movement who believes physical education is the foundation for a happy and healthier world. Not only that, but just a few weeks ago, he descended upon my home in Spokane, and you get to listen into the pure fitness madness that ensued - and pick up some very fringe, little-known tactics that are going to make your core absolutely unstoppable. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The crazy thing that happened to David when he was just six years old...[11:45] -How David's father's expectations for him to be "the best" transitioned into violence, trouble, and drinking...[23:27] -How David ate 10,000 calories a day in high school and college...[26:17] - How David, while playing D3 football, invented his own defense system using brains, not brawn...[27:40] -The reason Ben reads a book a day and why David learned speed reading too...[31:00] -The rollerblading obsession that turned David into a student of biomechanics, with very weak feet...[39:30] -Why David consumed 4-6 drinks a day and a bottle of Aleve a week for years, and eventually developed a toxic, "oozing" body...[44:50]  -The very first core "breakthrough" David had after seeing Paul Chek land on a stability ball...[48:40] -How David built the very first ever Bosu Ball - and turned it into a global phenomenon...[54:00] -The stimulating THC experience that allowed David to make huge strides in his movement training...[62:30] -The electroconvulsive therapy that David used to break his addiction to weed...[69:00] -Why David thinks so much of what is done in training today is complete nonsense, including the movement advice from people like Stu McGill...[84:00] -The reason most people train their core completely wrong and the new handheld device David invented to fix that...[86:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Facebook Live video shot with David in my driveway -The Weck Method -The Bosu Ball (Use code Ben10 for 10% off) -RMT Club (Use Code Ben10 for 10% off) -The "Pulsers" that David invented to hold in your hands while running and moving to teach the coiling motion as you run using the "double down" pulse - use 10% code BEN10 -My podcast with Chris Holder -My podcast with Paul Chek -Vision Gym training program -Awareness Through Movement book on Feldenkrais -The podcast about the Circadia device that Ben uses for mild electroconvulsive therapy Show Sponsors:  -Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/ben to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush for just $25! -MVMT - Get 15% off your purchase by visiting MVMTwatches.com/ben. -Kion Flex - Take care of your bone and joint health with Kion Flex by visiting GetKion.com. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for David or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Nov 11, 2017
Cracking The Code Of Wim Hof Breathing, Writing A Bestseller In 30 Days, Barefoot Ultrarunning & More With Kasper van der Meulen
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  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mindlift Kasper van der Meulen is an author and lifestyle adventurer. He went from being overweight, burnt out and unhappy, to developing what he calls "superhuman focus, fitness and personal freedom". The guy is actually pretty dang interesting... ...for example, he put himself through numerous experiments and challenges, optimized his lifestyle, conquered the cold, ran ultramarathons on his bare feet, tested countless diets, read a ton of scientific literature and explored as many esoteric practices he could find. With over ten thousand hours of experience in teaching science, self-mastery and innovation, he decided to demystify and methodize these principles in a fun and bitesized manner. As a final test of his focus, he wrote his new book within 30 days, so that he would have to practice everything he preaches. Suprisingly, he book “MindLift - Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind” became an Amazon best seller. Kasper now travels the world on a mission to teach others to be the healthiest, happiest and strongest version of themselves through transformative experiences and down-to-earth scientific understanding. He is the head-teacher of the Wim Hof Academy, he runs experiential retreats in extreme nature and he trains elite performers and professional athletes. All while keeping a playful and creative approach to self-optimization. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Kasper wrote an entire book in just 30 days...[6:25]   -Kasper's top nine tips to get things done faster...[12:00]   -Why the Pomodoro technique may  not work for you to get "deep work" done...[16:50]   -How to transform your workplace into a focus temple...[21:50]   -Why what you smell and what you taste while working is so important...[29:00]   -How to use "video game music" and "coffee naps" to becomer a productivity machine...[39:18 & 44:45]   -How, by using tactics such as 300 word paragraphs and elimination of line breaks that carry into the next page, Kasper wrote Mindlift in a way to support your natural ability to focus...[49:35]   -How you can combine cold, running and breathwork in one single workout...[56:45]   -A hack for the nervous system to modulate between sympathetic and parasympathetic states...[59:30]   -And much more!   Resources from this episode:   -MindLift - Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind   -Mogo Upright Stool   -Topo mat   -Foot roller massage device   -Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World   -Simply Gum   -Feedly for reading blogs   -Brain.FM   -The Earthpulse device for alpha brain frequencies   -The FisherWallace Circadia   -My most recent interview with Wim Hof   -The Stanford cooling glove experiment   -MLAB.life Show Sponsors:  -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order, or discount code BEN for 20% anything else! -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kasper or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Nov 09, 2017
Throwing Out Your Furniture, Forest School, Gooey Bones, Why Weight Training Counts As Cardio & Much More With Biomechanist Katy Bowman.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/movementmatters She taught us how to look like a million bucks from head to toe in the podcast episode: "Making Biomechanics Fun: How to Fix Your Body, Align Your Posture and Look Like a Million Bucks From Head To Toe." Then she told us why kegel exercises suck, and why most ab exercises are useless in the podcast: "Why You Shouldn’t Suck In Your Stomach, Why Standing All Day Is Bad For You, And How Kegels Are Killing Your Core." Today's she's back to take a deep dive into her new book "Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement". And her name, if you haven't guessed yet, is Katy Bowman. Part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover, Katy has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. Blending a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions, her website and award-winning podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes. Her many books, including bestsellers like Move Your DNA, Diastasis Recti, Movement Matters, and Dynamic Aging, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief, Don’t Just Sit There, Whole Body Barefoot, Alignment Matters, and Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide. Passionate about human movement outside of exercise, Katy volunteers her time to support the larger reintegration of movement into human lives by providing movement courses across widely varying demographics and working with non-profits promoting nature education. She also directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington state, travels the globe to teach Nutritious Movement courses in person, and spends as much time outside as possible with her husband and children. Movement Matters is a collection of essays in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues her groundbreaking investigation of the mechanics of our sedentary culture and the profound potential of human movement. Here she widens her You are how you move message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature. Bowman explores: -How convenience often means less movement, not more time -The missing movement nutrients in our food -How to include more nature in education -The impact of adding movement to permaculture and ecological models -Our need for vitamin community and group movement Unapologetically direct, often hilarious, and always compassionate, Movement Matters demonstrates that human movement is powerful and important, and that living a movement-filled life is perhaps the most joyful and efficient way to transform your body, community, and world. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Katy got rid of all her furniture and temperature regulators in her house...[10:05] -Why Katy's kids go to nature school, and how you can replicate forest school or nature school at your home if your kids don't have a nature school...[17:45] -The fascinating foraging scenarios you can create for your family...[28:50] -What Katy would update from her old popup books on muscle from the 80's...[33:55] -The new idea of a mechanical trigger as a vasodilator (because up to this point, most folks only talk about chemicals like nitric oxide as vasodilators)...[40:30] -Why weight training "counts" as cardio...[45:45] -Why your grip strength is so important and practical methods you can use to make your hands far stronger...[49:35] -What Katy mea ns when she says bone is made up of "goo", and why you should focus on having "wet bones"...[58:36] -Why you should not always use a food processor or blender or grinder and instead force yourself to chew your own food...[63:40] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -book: Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement -podcast: Making Biomechanics Fun: How to Fix Your Body, Align Your Posture and Look Like a Million Bucks From Head To Toe. -podcast: Why You Shouldn’t Suck In Your Stomach, Why Standing All Day Is Bad For You, And How Kegels Are Killing Your Core. -podcast: The Road to Sparta: How Dean Karnazes Relived The Ancient Battle & Epic Run That Inspired The World’s Greatest Footrace Show Sponsors: -Bark Box - For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit BarkBox.com/ben when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan! -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order, or discount code BEN for 20% anything else! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Katy or me? Leave your comments at BengreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Nov 04, 2017
Why Humans Need Winter, How Too Much Christmas Is Dangerous, Rites Of Passage & More With Paul Chek.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/paulchek2 Two months ago, I released one of the most popular podcast episodes of the year: "Heavy Rock Lifting, Building Your Own “Water Charging” Station, Biomechanical Fixes, Plant Medicine Journeys & More With Paul Chek." In that episode, you discover one of the most internationally-renowned experts in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology - a guy who's unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide. We delved into everything from Mandala art therapy and ayahuasca/DMT (an experience Paul and I journeyed into before recording today's podcast episode) to how to build your own water rock charging station to Paul's extremely crazy past as a top triathlete, boxer, motocross and rally car racer and beyond. I found Paul to be such an intriguing man who I consider to be literally decades ahead of just about every health and exercise professional on the face of the planet, that I ventured back down to San Diego to spend a few more days with him. So on today's podcast, Paul is back. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Paul's special tea blend that we drank for stabilized energy before heavy rock lifting...[5:30] -The easy-to-learn morning Tai Chi practice that is the ONE practice that will totally transform your life if you do it every morning for 100 days...[8:50] -What Paul means when he says you should "never rush in a rock garden"...[17:35] -The single biggest mistake that people make when they finish a big goal like an Ironman triathlon, a marathon, losing lots of weight, writing a book, etc...[22:45] -Why every human needs a winter in their life, and exactly what type of physical activities to do during that winter...[28:15] -Why pro athletes like Danny Way, Laird Hamilton and Robbie Madison come to Paul when nothing else is working...[34:40] -What a "One Prong Guru" is and how you can break the mold of falling into that trap...[38:10] -How Paul Chek picked a 6'8" 245 pound Highland Games competitor over his head and did walking lunges...[44:00] -Why too much Christmas is dangerous...[48:09] -How to ensure that you put yourself, or your children, through a rite of passage...[55:30] -And much more!   Resources from this episode: -All of Paul Chek's books -Chek Institute (gives you Lesson 1 of HLC 1 Online for FREE and a free download of Chek Healthy Core cycle)! -Paul's Coaching Program for Training Unhealthy Clients -Fongha.com for the Tai Chi exercise Paul discusses -Metabolic Man: Ten Thousand Years from Eden (The Long Search for a Personal Nutrition From our Forest Origins to the Supermarkets of Today) -Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion program for Vision Quests Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order! -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/HumanCharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Casper - Go to Casper.com/Ben AND use promo code BEN to save $50 off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Paul or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply, and enjoy the photos below Paul lifting a strongman over his head!
Nov 02, 2017
"The Energy": How A Gastroenterologist Physician Tapped Into 5,000 Year Old Deep Eastern Secrets To Unlock Limitless Cognitive, Spiritual & Physical Power.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/energy I first mentioned Barry Morguelan in my review of Dave Asprey's book "Headstrong". In a section of the book, Dave describes something called mitochondrial meditation, and I was actually quite intrigued… “I have been meditating for years, and in many different ways (including with lots of sensors glued to my head), but I wanted the Head Strong meditation to specifically benefit your mitochondria. So I sought out a five-thousand-year-old Chinese energetic medicine practice used to protect China’s emperors. It translates to New Life Energy, and Dr. Barry Morguelan is one of twelve remaining grandmasters of this form of training in the world, as well as a highly respected UCLA surgeon. He spent years at the top of a mountain in China while he was growing his Western medicine practice, studying and doing the kind of training where you sit with your shirt off and learn to melt snow around you with your body heat. Talk about mitochondrial function! Barry is one of the most powerful energy medicine workers I have ever met; he has helped me in many tangible ways, he has treated the presidents of multiple countries, and he flies in for Tony Robbins’s big events to help keep Tony’s impressive energy at its peak. I could not imagine a more qualified person to design this meditation for you. The entire practice of New Life Energy is built around increasing and controlling the mitochondria, allowing them to create more energy and to direct it with more power. This is a core meditation from the practice, one Dr. Barry selected specifically for mitochondrial function. There are no clinical studies of this specific form, but I’m happy to go with five thousand years of observation from the creators of this school of energy medicine. And if I’m wrong, it’s still an amazing meditation!” Needless to say, I was intrigued. So I hunted down Dr. Barry and got him onto the podcast. Who is this guy, exactly? Turns out that Dr. Barry graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1973. He is a double board certified Gastroenterologist and Internal Medicine doctor trained at UCLA and now practicing in Los Angeles. Throughout his time as a western doctor, he has been profoundly interested in cutting-edge techniques that would more efficiently treat, heal and prevent disease. In 1980, Dr. Barry Morguelan’s desire to advance the western medical field resulted in a worldwide search for alternative forms of healing that could complement western medicine. The Asian symbol of wholeness, the Yin/Yang, is an analogy representing the complement for which he was looking. If Western medicine is one side of the Yin/Yang symbol, then the other side of the symbol is what his worldwide search was seeking. He learned many alternative practices over a ten year period of time. In 1990, after extensive worldwide travel, Dr. Barry Morguelan began exploring China. He exchanged his work as an accomplished Gastroenterologist and Internal Medicine physician for information on Chinese healing methods. During this time he was introduced to a select group of people in remote areas of China who resolved multiple illnesses without drugs or surgery. He realized that this was the modality he had been searching for all these years and which could powerfully complement western medicine. Energy For Success (EFS) was created by Dr. B to provide people with access to the energy source he discovered that profoundly supports success towards personally defined goals. In addition to achieving personal success, people have found that by learning how to use this Energy in their everyday lives gives them a greater sense of peace and fulfillment. EFS believes that this unique method can be used on a global scale to achieve peace throughout the world. This unprecedented opportunity to affect positive global change is what fuels Energy For Success. Since its creation, EFS has supported world leaders, entrepreneurs, health-care professionals, scientists, professional athletes, attorneys, politicians, teachers, moms, dads and many more. Energy For Success provides the support necessary to stay connected to this Energy in order to successfully accomplish your personal goals while simultaneously enhancing relationships in your personal life, local community and ultimately the world. Dr. B was invited by the elite group he found in China to train in an over 5,000-year-old system of Energy Treatments referred to as the “Grow Younger” Treatments. He traveled to China several months each year to undergo the rigorous training that was required. He accomplished this while still operating his western medical practice in Los Angeles. In 2000, Dr. B began offering his Energy Treatments to the public. The Energy Treatments that Dr. B provides reacquaint one with the core and sacred body of Energy that they had as a child. This Energy may be used in developing a successful life and is a vibration that connects one to lifeforce. It can connect you to everyone and everything else in the world. This Energy affords a huge expansion in one’s ability to love oneself and other people as well as a huge expansion in happiness. Participants report that this Energy has expanded their general knowledge, freedom, and power so that they experience higher degrees of success in their lives. Dr. B now delivers these Energy Treatments in various forms: an Individual Energy Treatment in Los Angeles or Austin, the Energy for a Successful Life Course Series in multiple cities, private Personal Success Calls with him, and the Monthly “Stay Connected to the Energy” Audio Series for people worldwide. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Barry went from being a double-board certified, successful gastroenterologist to becoming the "Indiana Jones" of fringe healing methods...[8:15] -Crazy stories and near-death experiences from the 13 countries Barry visited - spanning Central America, South America, Europe and finally China...[20:20] -What Barry's colleagues thought of all this and how he kept his medical practice alive...[24:18] -The gross experiences Barry had while learning to work at a pharmacy in China...[35:00] -An old book Barry discovered about a Chinese mystic healing people's horrible diseases without even touching them...[44:18 & 92:15] -What Barry discovered on a tall mountain in China, and the crazy things he witnessed there...[45:50] -How, after two years, Barry gained the trust of the Grandmaster who looked something like the guy from the movie Kill Bill 2...[54:10] -What eventually happened when Barry completed training in China...[60:20] -Ben's mind-blowing experience working with Barry in his treatment room, and why he wasn't allowed to touch anyone...[69:15 & 71:00] -The 8 distinct areas you can use Barry's special energy for...[79:00] -The Energy For Success free app you can use to tap into Barry's energy and meditative practices...[107:20] -And much more! Resource from this episode: -The HD Video interview, accompanying article, and breathing exercise video. -A Personal Letter To Dave Asprey, 7 Biohacking Discoveries From Near And Afar, And How Dave Cost Me $440.31. -The Energy For Success free app you can use to tap into Barry's energy and meditative practices Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit and save 10% on your purchase. -Blue Apron -  Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING by going to blueapron.com/ben -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Barry or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Oct 28, 2017
Ben Greenfield In The Hotseat: An Exclusive Sneak-Peek Into Ben's Life Journey, The Launch Of Kion & Much More.
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https://getkion.com/ben In today's podcast, the roles have been reversed... ...*I* am the interviewee. This rare, up close and personal interview is a continuation of my recent four-part series. If you haven't been following along, you can click to read Parts One, Two, Three, and Four. If you have been following along, you've already learned about my two-year journey into creating my brand new company, Kion, by answering the question that I pondered while roaming a Kauai beach two years ago... ...is it time to move on? Should I take two decades of time spent immersed in the fitness trenches, over 4,000 health books consumed, a Master's degree in physiology and biomechanics, voracious studying of every nutrition, digestion and diet tactic in existence, hardcore lessons learned from subjecting my body and brain to the most masochistic events on the face of the planet, ten years of researching and answering podcast questions on everything from muscle gain to memory to migraines… …and simply walk away? Or… …is it time to take my years of “dabbling” in the fitness industry and actually do something that helps people on a much more massive scale than me writing exercise programs, making naked YouTube videos of cold showers, running around in the forest throwing spears at hay bales and hacking together superfood smoothies in my kitchen? Is it time to be open to greatness? Be open to bringing to this world on a much more massive scale everything I've learned traveling the globe interviewing the world’s longest living, happiest, hard-charging, high-achievers, everything I've learned reading thousands of books and research papers on longevity, happiness, fulfillment, human potential, and everything I've learned immersing myself as a devoted student of the human body, mind, and spirit. Take that creativity, that curiosity, that thirst for knowledge, that education, that experience and that intuition and give it back to the world in a much, much bigger way than I ever have. Well, there's a lot more to the story than just what's happened the past couple years. So to give you the full scoop, I sat down with Kion's Chief Operating officer, Angelo Keely, for a deep-dive into my life up to this point. During our discussion, I reveal plenty of insight and juicy secrets, including: -The poignant history of my parents and how they ended up in Idaho...[10:00]  -How my unconventional upbringing and education led to my first successes as a 14-year old entrepreneur...[15:30] -My intro into tennis and how I fell in love with the sport...[23:10] -How I – a scrawny book-loving computer geek – became an elite hard-charging athlete and a New York Times best-selling author and...[28:22] -My adventures as a 16 year old first year college student...[32:00] -The "perfect storm" that brewed in my second year of university that led me to take a deep dive into exercise, nutrition and entrepreneurship... [37:45] -How I managed to work 3-4 jobs at a time, while being a full-time university student...[46:45] -What turned me off of medical school and becoming a doctor...[50:54] -Here we break for a stretch, and to be guided through a meditation with Ziva Meditation Founder, Emily Fletcher... [58:40] -How I met and married the love of my life...[70:40] -Why I gave up bodybuilding to become a personal trainer...[78:15] -How I was voted - and won - America's Top Personal Trainer in 2008...[87:50] -What spurred me to write my first online training program and how it became a top-seller...[92:00] -Why I value habit, and how habits help me be productive...[113:45] -How I - an Idaho born and raised, home-schooled conservative Christian - came up with a company called KION...[122:10] ...and much more. Resources from this episode: -The high resolution, HD, studio video version of this episode -GetKion.com Show Sponsors: -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/GREEN. -Ziva Meditation - To learn how to meditate, visit zivamind.com/bg/ for a special discount on the zivaMIND Meditation Training Program. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Angelo or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Oct 26, 2017
Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/estrogen I thought I really knew everything there was to know about estrogen exposure until I read the new book written by Anthony Jay, today's podcast guest and the author of Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile. In it, he delves into everything from cannabis to lavender to licorice... ...to genetic triggers that can cause a parent's choices to make a child fat or have higher risk of breast cancer... ...to hidden estrogen sources that food and cosmetic manufacturers can legally hide from us... ...and much more. Who is Anthony Jay? Anthony grew up in rural Minnesota.He went to college at Ave Maria University, Florida, and earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology and a double minor in Chemistry and Classics. It was in college where he began researching inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and where he also acquired a unique reputation as the founder of the University Shark Fishing Club. After college, Dr. Jay began working in an Alzheimer’s disease lab in Boston for the U.S. Veteran’s Affairs. Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, researching different types of fats and cholesterol. Today, Dr. Jay continues to lead the “AJ Consulting Company”, which he founded in 2010, where he predominantly analyzes DNA for high performing individuals. In addition, Dr. Jay is the President of the “International Medical Research Collaborative”, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that trains and educates medical students and doctors from around the globe within American hospitals and labs. Working within the medical and research systems, Dr. Jay has become disenchanted with many aspects of the “conventional” medical and research culture in America and has become vocal about these problems and passionate about strategies for mental and physical health optimization and disease prevention.Dr. Jay is also an expert on artificial estrogen chemicals and recently published Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You, Fat, Sick, and Infertile. Dr. Jay has other upcoming books as part of this book series called “Chagrin & Tonic” and a YouTube channel under that name, all focused on simplifying important scientific ideas During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Anthony is concerned about two things I use before I go to bed at night (lavender and cannabis)...[6:10 & 10:18] -Whether licorice can increase estrogen or decrease testosterone...[14:35] -Which types of plants are the most estrogenic, and whether  those plants be processed in such a manner such as fermentation, that decreases the estrogens...[17:40 & 22:15] -The little known estrogenic fungus ZEA and why Anthony talks about it in his book...[30:20] -Why you need to be careful with any soap that creates high amounts of "suds"...[39:50] -How a plastic can be BPA free but still be estrogenic...[42:40] -What the chemical atrazine has to do with turning male frogs into female "princesses"...[46:20] -How infertility and obesity issues caused by estrogens can actually be passed on to future generations...[53:15] -Anthony's top strategies to detox ourselves from estrogens, and how long it takes...[57:10] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile -Why Lavender Won't Give Your Boys Man Boobs -Do Phytoestrogens Raise Estrogens and Modulate Cancer Risk? -Ben's "How To Detox Your Home" article -Ben's podcast about "OralIV" -Zach Bush's "Restore" product for mitigating the effects of glyphosate -My article on hacking an infrared sauna Show Sponsors: -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: MeUndies.com/GREENFIELD -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/ben to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anthony or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Oct 21, 2017
Qigong 101 & Beyond: 100 Day Water Fasts, Crazy Healing Powers, Qi Balls, Sword Fingers & More With Qigong Master Robert Peng.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/peng Robert Peng is a world-renowned Qigong Master, healer, and author of "The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom" book, CD and DVD series. Robert was born and raised in Hunan, China. At age eight, he began an intensive apprenticeship under the close guidance of the legendary monk Xiao Yao, an enlightened master known for his profound healing ability and martial arts skill. At age fifteen, Robert performed a 100 day water fast in a small dark room at a secluded monastery in the remote mountains of Hunan province. He underwent a radical spiritual transformation and awakened amazing healing powers. Master Xiao Yao encouraged Robert to develop his healing skills by studying with other Chinese masters. He pursued his training quietly while attending university in Changsha where he majored in English Literature. When he was twenty-nine years old, he began to teach publicly, and within five years he had trained over 150,000 students all over China. With his deep understanding and practice of this ancient Chinese healing art of Qigong, and with extensive life and teaching experience in the western world, Robert has developed a unique way to teach Qigong that people from different culture can easily understand and follow but meanwhile still enjoy the real essence of this ancient Chinese art of wisdom, love and vitality. In 1997, Robert was invited to relocate to Australia. Seven years later, he moved to New York City. And it was to his New York City offices where I traveled - all the way from Washington State - for a personal one-on-one deep dive into Qigong with the man himself, Robert Peng. During the fascinating discussion that ensued, you'll discover: -Why Robert went form severe pain at eight years old to discovering the mysterious "Mr. Tan"...[8:22] -How Robert's master stopped a raging bull with his bare hands...[16:55] -Why Robert held "horse stance" in a trance for over 4 hours...[18:35] -What he discovered during a 100 day water fast in a small dark room and his radical spiritual transformation that occurred afterwards...[25:35] -How to gather nutrients with the way that you breathe...[39:30] -How Robert "zaps" people with healing powers...[43:40] -Research into the physical benefits of Qi Gong, like anti-aging, lower cortisol and lower blood pressure...[46:50] -The six emotions that humans worry about, and how Qi Gong addresses each...[49:45] -The first exercise you should do if you want to experience Qi or "awaken Qi power" if you have never have done Qi Gong before...[54:03] -The three dantians and the different types of imbalances that can arise if your dantians are not all strong...[59:55] -How you can "secretly" practice Qi Gong 24 hours a day...[65:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom -All Robert Peng's "Master Key" titles on Amazon -My podcast with "The Scraper" Scott Dolly -Kung Fu Tea -The" Zapping" video (Robert Peng zaps Australian Prime Minister) -Four Golden Wheels video -Robert's YouTube channel Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -Human Charger - Just go to HumanCharger.com/ben and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Robert or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Oct 19, 2017
Keto Bread, Keto Waffles, Fat Bombs & Beyond: How To Reset Your Metabolism With A Ketogenic Cleanse.
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Keto bread? Keto waffles? Keto fruit salad? Yep, all those low carb option and more are totally possible on a ketogenic diet. You just need to know what to do, and my guest on today's podcast, Maria Emmerich, knows exactly how to do it. Maria is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She is the author of several cookbooks and three nutritional guidebooks, including the global bestseller The Ketogenic Cookbook, Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking and the books we talk about on today's show... ...The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse... ...Keto Comfort Foods... ...and Keto Restaurant Favorites... Maria’s success stems from her passion for helping others reach and sustain optimal health through programs and education that work on a personal level. She understands the connection between food and how it makes us all feel inside and out. Her specialty is brain chemical neurotransmitters and how they are affected by the foods we eat. After struggling with her weight throughout her childhood, she decided to study health and wellness so she could help others who are discouraged by their appearance and do not feel their best. The nutrient-rich, relatively high-fat dietary approach that she developed for herself and the exotic, little-known replacements for typical high-glycemic starchy foods and sugar are what finally gave her total peace with food, something she never imagined possible. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Maria is such a big fan of using potassium and magnesium to maintain lean muscle when on a ketogenic diet...[9:35 & 11:50] -How to make a ketogenic snow cone...[13:42] -Why one of the common keto mistakes is consuming too many nuts and seeds...[17:05] -What are the top sweeteners that Maria likes and why do she "blends" sweeteners...[22:45] -The one sugar alcohol that is best and OK to use...[26:50] -Maria's amazing chicken and waffles recipe...[28:20] -A low-glycemic index, healthy twist on a "hot pocket"...[35:40] -How to make a "fat bomb"...[39:15] -Maria's recipe for a ketogenic fruit salad...[41:30] -How to make dairy-free and nut-free ketogenic bread...[44:00] -How Maria makes healthy refried beans...[47:11] -The shocking truth about omelette batter in restaurants...[50:55] -Maria's definition of a comfort food, and why you get a unique psychological benefit from eating comfort food...[53:50] -What Maria's favorite comfort food recipe is...[55:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse: Reset Your Metabolism with 160 Tasty Whole-Food Recipes & Meal Plans -Keto Comfort Foods -Keto Restaurant Favorites -Shaved Ice machine -Omica Organics stevia -Swerve stevia -Stevia glycerite -Kettle & Fire bone broth -USWellnessMeats Liverwurst -Stand mixer Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Thorne - Go to GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com/Thorne to check out pure, high quality supplements. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Maria or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Oct 14, 2017
The Indiana Jones Of Superfoods: Stem Cells, Air-To-Water Machines, Coffeefruit & More With Darin Olien.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/superlifepodcast When I first met today's podcast guest, we were sitting inside a sauna at Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece's pool. He was sitting across from me, and filled me in on some of the most advanced stem cell boosting tactics that I'd every heard - including talking about little-known superfoods I'd never heard anyone expound upon with such knowledge. Turns out this guy, whose name is Darin Olien, is actually called “the Indiana Jones of superfoods.” Since 2005 he has successfully sourced more than 300 foods and ingredients from around the world as an exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and environmental activist. Today, he is a renowned authority on nutrition, hydration, and the health potential of foods and herbs and he’s on a mission to help everyone learn about them and use them to feel their best. Darin He is the formulator of the superfood-packed Shakeology® and a full plant-based detoxification program. His book, SuperLife: The 5 Simple Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome, offers resources for easy lifestyle changes to create optimal health in your body and live your best life possible. In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, the superfoods expert and nutritionist provides the key to understanding and utilizing the five life forces—the sole factors that determine whether or not we will be healthy, fit, and free of illness. In Superlife, Darin Olien provides us with an entirely new way of thinking about health and wellbeing by identifying what he calls the life forces: Quality Nutrition, Hydration, Detoxification, Oxygenation, and Alkalization. Olien demonstrates in great detail how to maintain these processes, thereby allowing our bodies to do the rest. He tells us how we can maintain healthy weight, prevent even the most serious of diseases, and feel great. He explains that all of this is possible without any of the restrictive or gimmicky diet plans that never work in the long term. Olien has traveled the world, exploring the health properties of foods that have sustained indigenous cultures for centuries. Putting his research into practice, he has created a unique and proven formula for maximizing our bodies’ potential. He also includes a “how-to-eat” user’s guide with a shopping list, advice on “what to throw away,” a guide to creating a healthy, balanced diet plan, and advice on how to use supplements effectively. Written in Olien’s engaging conversational style, Superlife is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive look at dieting and nutrition, a timeless and essential guide to maintaining the human body and maximizing its potential. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The crazy shenanigans that take place in Laird Hamilton's pool workouts...[6:05] -How Darin became a superfood hunter known as the Indiana Jones of superfoods...[10:25] -The first two superfoods Darin discovered in the Amazon...[16:00] -Which little-known protein source has a perfect balance of omega 3's, 6's and 9's...[21:00] -The one type of cell in your body that is truly "immortal" and the one common berry that can activate this cell...[24:25] -The type of coffee that in new research has been shown to significantly increase BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor)...[39:55] -Why Darin drinks his water from something called an "air-to-water" machine...[50:40] -The next big "nut" trend in superfoods that barely anybody knows about...[60:00] -The plant that Darin calls the "vitamin pill"...[67:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome -Podcast: Some Of The Craziest Superfoods You’ve Never Heard Of. -Podcast: Lightning Speed Healing Hack or Overpriced Fad? What You Need To Know About Stem Cells. -Organic Maca root -Organic Yacon -Sacha Inchi protein -Brewable coffeefruit from Amazon -Bulletproof NeuroMaster 30 Capsules Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor BDNF Energy -Podcast on Teloyears testing -Air To Water Machine -The structured water filter Ben uses -What Is Molecular Hydrogen video by Tyler Lebaron -The Baru nut -Moringa plant extract Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/HumanCharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit and save 10% on your purchase. -Casper - Go to Casper.com/Ben AND use promo code BEN to save $50 off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Darin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Oct 12, 2017
What A Christian-Libertarian-Environmentalist-Capitalist-Lunatic-Farmer Can Teach You About How To Eat, How To Shop & How To Think About The Way We Farm & Feed The World.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/pignessofpigs In today's podcast, I interview Joel F. Salatin - a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer”. We discuss his new book The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs and much, much more. Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author. He raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct-marketing to consumers and restaurants. In high school, Salatin began his own business selling rabbits, eggs, butter and chicken from his family farm at the Staunton Curb Market. He then attended Bob Jones University where he majored in English and was a student leader. He graduated in 1979. Salatin married his childhood sweetheart in 1980 and became a feature writer at the Staunton, Virginia newspaper, The News Leader, where he had worked earlier typing obituaries and police reports. Tired of “having his stories spiked,” he decided to try farming full-time after first getting involved in a walnut-buying station run by two high school boys. Salatin’s grandfather had been an avid gardener and beekeeper and a follower of J. I. Rodale, the founder of regenerative organic gardening. Salatin’s father worked as an accountant and his mother taught high school physical education. Salatin’s parents had bought the land that became Polyface after losing a farm in Venezuela to political turmoil. They had raised cattle using organic methods, but could not make a living at farming alone. Salatin, a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer” produces high-quality “beyond organic” meats, which are raised using environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture. Jo Robinson, the author of Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products From Grass-Fed Animals (2004) said of Salatin, “He’s not going back to the old model. There’s nothing in county extension or old-fashioned ag science that really informs him. He is just looking totally afresh at how to maximize production in an integrated system on a holistic farm. He’s just totally innovative.” Salatin considers his farming a ministry, and he condemns the negative impact on his livelihood and lifestyle of what he considers an increasingly regulatory approach taken by the agencies of the United States government toward farming. Salatin now spends a hundred days a year lecturing at colleges and to environmental groups. And now from Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin is a new book - a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles: The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation. This book is an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Joel calls his new book the Marvelous Pigness of Pigs...[7:10] -How Christians abuse God's creation, and what's wrong with the average church potluck...[9:10] -Examples of how even the Bible is chock full of animal rights...[19:17] -Why Christians should be devoted to soil development...[22:00] -How a church and church property could be used to actually hydrate the landscape...[33:15] -How a church property could be used to provide food and water for the entire community...[40:05] -Why Joel believes that God would not want us to create GMO foods...[45:20] -What a beautiful, Christian farm and food system should look like...[55:08]  -What it looks like to be "farming with faith" vs. "farming with fear"...[60:50]  -And much more! Resources from this episode: The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -Blue Apron -  Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING by going to blueapron.com/ben Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joel or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Oct 07, 2017
Age Reversing Via The Gut, The Ultimate Anti-Anxiety Pill, Customized Probiotics & More With Billionaire Entrepreneur & Viome Founder Naveen Jain
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/naveen Naveen K. Jain is one of the most interesting guys I have ever met. 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, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. We are developing technologies to harvest planetary resources on the moon and developing infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society. Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, women empowerment, agriculture, and energy. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world. Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies. Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal”for pioneers in technology, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most inspiring Entrepreneur” by Andaaz TV, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs 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.". 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 & nutrition. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Naveen got permission to land on the moon and built the largest moon rock collection...[10:15] -Naveen's unique system for learning new things...[12:20] -Why Naveen became so interested in the microbiome...[22:35] -How the "poop" from young creatures can make older creatures more sprightly and young...[31:50] -Why Naveen thinks most microbiome evaluations are complete snake oil...[39:40] -The reason you must test your gut fungus in addition to your gut bacteria...[44:20] -The fascinating way that a gut test can tell you how much you are actually working out...[45:55] -How Naveen licensed $21 million gut sequencing technology from Los Alamos laboratory...[49:20] -Whether you can create a customized probiotic strain specific to you...[52:50] -How glyphosate is killing your microbiome...[56:55] -Naveen's shocking prediction about the next big thing in health care...[61:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Facebook Live version of this podcast -Get moved to the front of the list if you use code “fitness” at Viome.com. -What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health. -Naveen's "Moonshots" book -The GMO Revealed Documentary -Ben's podcast about glyphosate and the Restore supplement his kids take every day -The book "Beyond Human" by Eve Herold -Eran Segal's Wiezmann institute lab in Israel -Modifying the Gut Microbiome Could Lead to Treatments of Chronic, Anxiety, and Stress-Related Disorders -Young guts make elderly fish sprightly -Obesity, metabolic syndrome and gastrointestinal disease are all influenced by our gut microbiome. -Our microbiome controls our immune system more than we realize. -What we eat alters our microbiome faster than expected. -Our microbiome is associated with both type II diabetes and the complications that come with it. -Our gut microbiome has been shown to influence depression, cognition, behavior, and neural development. -Gut microbiota have been linked to Parkinson’s disease and its motor symptoms. -Certain bacteria have been linked to atherosclerosis, an all-too-common heart condition. -Microbes are involved in the development of Alzheimer’s pathology. -Shifts in the makeup of our gut microbiome are associated with colorectal cancer. Show Sponsors: -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: MeUndies.com/GREENFIELD -Thorne - Go to GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com/Thorne to check out pure, high quality supplements. -Human Charger - Just go to humancharger.com/ben and use the code BFITNESS for 20% off. -Bark Box - For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit BarkBox.com/ben when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Naveen or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Oct 05, 2017
What MindPump Says When Ben's Not Around: Spartan World Championship Exclusive
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From the MindPump "Lake Tahoe Spartan Studio" at the 2017 Spartan World Championship race, Ben and Brock sit down with the guys from MindPump to talk OCR. In a surprising turn of events, Ben leaves the interview allowing Brock and the MindPump boys to dish behind Ben's back. 
Oct 01, 2017
Is Doping An Obstacle: Spartan World Championship Exclusive
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From very near the start line of the 2017 Spartan World Championship race in Lake Tahoe, podcast sidekick Brock Armstrong talks with Ian Adamson, former competitive adventure racer, television professional and president of the International Obstacle Sports Federation. They chat about the state of obstacle racing as a recognized sport as well as how the anti-doping regulations could help or hinder it in getting recognized. 
Oct 01, 2017
Burpees and Botany: Spartan World Championship Exclusive
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Live from a hotel room in Lake Tahoe at the 2017 Spartan World Championship race, Brock Armstrong interviews three of the personalities behind the SpartanUp podcast. Sefra Alexandra (www.seedhuntress.com), Johnny Waite, and producer Marion Abrams. The conversation takes some surprisingly philosophical turns including enthobotany, dealing well with low points in your life and burpees as an analogy for life. 
Sep 30, 2017
The Human Garage: Discover How To Reboot Your Body & Recharge Your Brain With The Most Advanced Form Of Bodywork That Exists.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/humangarage Last month, I ventured to a place called "The Human Garage" in Venice Beach, California... ...for an absolutely mind-blowing full body reboot that turned out to be the most unique mash-up of deep tissue body work, aromatherapy, energy healing and combination of ancestral methods and modern science that I've ever experienced in my life. Not kidding. I left as a new man with a new body. So what is the Human Garage? At Human Garage, they pursue the Power of Alignment, balancing both body and mind to maximize the innate capacities present in each of our bodies to heal. They utilize a systemic, hands-on approach to unwinding and rebalancing body and mind. They believe by locating and releasing the origin of the problem of pain, biomechanically and biochemically, the body begins to unwind and lays the foundation for the body to heal itself. They take clients through an unwinding process with a hands-on release therapy they created and designed to realign the body from the inside out. Their treatment is based on the belief that every person and every body is different. Their belief is that people ultimately know their own bodies better than anyone else and have to actively participate in its recovery. Unlike traditional modalities for treating pain, they believe in finding and treating the origin of discomfort to avoid chasing symptoms of pain and dysfunction. Their approach is based on a sound belief in the connection between body and mind and they offer a variety of services to bring the body back into balance. In addition to their unwinding and release alignment protocol, they also provide services such as nutritional supplementation and coaching, personal training and biomechanical development to maximize well-being and health. They also offer a wide variety of functional foods and hand-crafted essential oils to keep your body and mind happy, healthy, and in motion. On today's podcast with Human Garage founder Garry Lineham, you'll discover: -The story of how Garry went from a bed-bound ex-bodybuilder to completely reinventing and fixing his anatomy...[13:15] -Why most people (including doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists) don't see the full picture and "get it wrong" when it comes to permanently fixing your joint aches and pains...[17:00] -The surprising number of people who work on you all at the same time at the Human Garage (I personally had 4 people working on me at once)...[25:30 & 47:55] -How Garry "talks to your body" and asks it questions, then sense the response...[27:20 & 55:40] -Why Garry endorses high dose curcumin and ketones combined with one special ingredient (this one surprised me) to make his work even more effective...[83:00] -The "libido tea" and special "sprig water" Garry uses...[87:40 & 97:40] -Where essential oils and aromatherapy fit into the healing process, and how you can use them...[92:45] -How to incorporate sound healing and music into deep tissue therapy...[93:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Facebook Live recording of this episode -HumanGarage.net (don't forget to use code Ben17 for your 10% off) -Adam Von RothFelder -My review of Dr. David Hawkins book -Dr. David Rubenstein -The Human Garage Alignment Protocol graphic -Essential Anatomy software -Ben's biochemical lab results from the Human Garage -Fascia Magnified 25x Video -Libido Tea -KetoFuel -PowerCurc -Essential Oil Wizardry Essential Oils -Sprig Water Show Sponsors:  -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order. -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. -Human Charger - Just go to humancharger.com/ben and use the code BFITNESS for 20% off. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Garry or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 30, 2017
Stop Sabotaging Your Habits: Spartan World Championship Exclusive
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Podcast sidekick, Brock Armstrong, sat down with Brent Totty (CEO at Volv) to talk about bad habits, algorithms and how AI may be able to help us dial in our own personal healthy lifestyle. 
Sep 29, 2017
Detoxing Your Mindset: Spartan World Championship Exclusive
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Live from Lake Tahoe at the 2017 Spartan World Championship Podfest, sidekick Brock Armstrong (with a brief appearance by Ben) chats with Shanna Mota about mindset, detoxing your thoughts and the 4 ingredients in Organifi that go beyond your regular superfood. Find out more at bengreenfieldfitness.com.organifi and use code “spartanben” for 20% off.
Sep 29, 2017
Buckets in the Streets: Spartan World Championship Exclusive
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Podcast sidekick Brock Armstrong chats about the challenges of being an international athlete with Spartan athletes Jasmina Aleksandrov (from Serbia) and Manuel Di Geronito (from Italy). 
Sep 29, 2017
Hacking Gratitude: Spartan World Championship Exclusive
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Live from the Spartan World Championship Podfest in Lake Tahoe, podcast sidekick Brock Armstrong interviews Gene Gurkoff about his new app and how it can increase gratitude and reset your mindset around movement. 
Sep 29, 2017
A Deep Brain Stimulation Device That Causes Your Body To Experience A Massive Natural Surge Of Dopamine & Serotonin...& Fall Into A State Of Deep Relaxation - No Drugs Required.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/electricfish If you read the recent article "The Story Of How An Electric Torpedo Fish Can Put You Into A State Of Deep Relaxation, Enhance Sleep & Eliminate Stress", then you're no doubt familiar with Kelly Roman... In that article, Kelly describes how, in 46 AD, the personal physician to the Roman Emperor Claudius applied an electric torpedo fish to the Emperor’s forehead to successfully relieve his migraines. Don't believe me? Check out “Thousands of Years Before Modern Electricity, Ancient Romans Used Electrotherapy to Effectively Treat Neurological Conditions“. Anyways, this first “wearable” was actually alive, and the “user experience” was provided by the twitching underbelly of the fish, which was enraged from being pulled out of the sea and which covered the top half of the patient’s face. It filled the patient’s nose with its fishy scent, and delivered at first a painful and then numbing electric shock (roughly the same voltage as a hairdryer dropped in a bathtub). “These are still the early days of wearable neurostimulation,” an ancient tech blogger would have reported, “But on the bright side, the device, while possessing eyes and teeth, is at least conveniently wireless.” Heh. Today we know that electrically stimulating the trigeminal nerve, which runs, in part, beneath the forehead, does in fact effectively suppress migraines. Indeed, the FDA approved the first wearable neurostimulation device to treat migraines in 2012 and like the torpedo fish, the wearable’s electrode is placed on the forehead. But the idea of using electrical stimulation to affect not only pain perception, but mood and sleep, arose more recently in human history, and in today's podcast with Kelly you'll not only discover the fascinating history of electrical stimulation for addressing cognitive issues, but you'll also discover how a small company called “Fisher Wallace” developed a brand new deep brain stimulation device called the "Circadia" that causes your body to experience a massive natural release of dopamine, serotonin and fall into a state of deep relaxation, no drugs required. Kelly co-founded Fisher Wallace Labs, a 10-year-old medical device company, where he leads product development, regulatory affairs, marketing, and VR strategy. Prior to Fisher Wallace, Kelly served as a business development executive at several media and technology companies, including Nielsen Media and the scientific journal Nature. Kelly is known in the medical device industry as leading the commercialization of medical grade, wearable neurostimulation. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating story of the electric torpedo fish that the ancient Romans used for neurostimulation...[9:15] -How electroconvulsive therapy got such a bad reputation...[13:10] -How two brothers called "the Liss brothers" fit in to bring electrostimulation to the modern psychiatric industry...[18:00] -How Kelly discovered the device that the Liss brothers created and turned it into the Fisher Wallace stimulator...[23:30] -Why electrostimulation has now entered the mainstream, and Kelly's thoughts on the new devices out there like Muse and Thync...[28:20] -How electrostimulation can be used to increase HRV, serotonin and dopamine and to decrease cortisol...[47:00] -How the Circadia devices compares to other sleep enhancing devices out there like Muse and Thync...[48:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -How To Get Your Own CIRCADIA®: Here's how you get one for yourself, along with a no-questions-asked 30 day refund and return guarantee. Fisher Wallace Labs has partnered with Ben Greenfield Fitness to offer anyone who discovers this article a $100 discount on any purchase of CIRCADIA®: just go to Circadia.info and when you checkout, enter the coupon code GREENFIELD. Circadia has live customer service via phone, chat and email from 10AM – midnight EST on Mondays-Fridays, and from noon – midnight EST on the weekends.  You can also feel free to leave any comments or questions below this article, or to send Kelly questions at info@fisherwallace.com and he will read and respond within 24 hours. -The Myobuddy device Ben uses for jaw realignment therapy -The HALO Neuroscience device Show Sponsors: -Soothe - Download Soothe “S-O-O-T-H-E” in the iOS app store or Google Play Store and be sure to use our code "GREEN" to get $20 off your first massage. Soothe – spa-quality massage anytime, anywhere. -Casper - Go to casper.com/ben AND use promo code "BEN" - to save $50 off your purchase. -Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/ben to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order!   Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kelly or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 28, 2017
The Science of Reading People, Captivating A Conversation, Interpreting Body Language, Decoding Facial Expressions & Much More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/captivate When I was attending University of Idaho, my roommate was one of the top vacuum cleaner salesman in the world. Believe it or not I've actually had him on the podcast in a separate episode which you can listen to here. I remember being fascinated with this guy's personal library. It was chock-full of books about reading body language, how to tell if people were lying to you, how to tell if people were attracted to you, how to negotiate, how to argue, and how to successfully enchant people and engage in social situations. So I read just about every book in his library and became incredibly interested in the science of human body language and human emotions. However, for the past several years I really haven't delved into much of the science behind understanding human connections and human interactions until my interest was recently re-sparked when reading a fascinating new book called Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. As I usually do when I find a book incredibly intriguing, I folded over an enormous number of pages and hunted down the author to interview her for today's podcast. If you ever feel awkward at networking events, wonder what your date really thinks of you, wish you could decode people, or want to learn more about the science of people, this episode is for you. As a human behavior hacker, my guest on today's podcast - Vanessa Van Edwards - created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s definitely cracked the code. In her new book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on how to captivate anyone - and a completely new approach to building connections.   Just like knowing the formulas to use in a chemistry lab, or the right programming language to build an app, Captivate provides simple ways to solve people problems. You learn, for example… -How to work a room: Every party, networking event, and social situation has a predictable map. Discover the sweet spot for making the most connections. -How to read faces: It’s easier than you think to speed-read facial expressions and use them to predict people’s emotions. -How to talk to anyone: Every conversation can be memorable—once you learn how certain words generate the pleasure hormone dopamine in listeners. When you understand the laws of human behavior, your influence, impact, and income will increase significantly. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation - negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You’ll never interact the same way again. Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Her latest book, Captivate, was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. During my discussion with Vanessa, you'll discover: -How we can "smell" fear in people, why women on birth control pills may choose the wrong mate, and how our level of hormones can actually change our facial structure and compatibility with other people...[9:35] -What a "PQ score" is and why it is so relevant to success...[14:27] -The biggest mistake most people make at social events, and where successful "hyper-networkers" stand...[17:50] -What you can learn from the most successful TED Talks based on the same three things that every TED presenter does...[23:20] -The "trust hormone" that Ben injected for several weeks that can also be released via eye contacts and handshakes...[26:35] -Why Vanessa took a 7 day vow of silence, and the shocking lessons she learned by "not talking"...[37:15] -One of the best hacks you can use to sync your brain to someone else you are talking to...[43:50] -What is the process Vanessa describes in her book called "the nut job"? [49:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Show Sponsors: -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Vanessa or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 23, 2017
374: How To Maximize Ketosis, Should You Have Sex Before Competition, Do Power Poses Really Work & More...
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/374 Sep 21, 2017 Podcast: 374 - How To Maximize Ketosis, Should You Have Sex Before Competition, Do Power Poses Really Work? 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 [3:22]: Ryan Holiday CRUSHED IT on this article about how to live a fulfilling life. Very good read. How to retain more from the books you read, in 5 simple steps. Fascinating article about new emerging thoughts on low back pain treatments. 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 [25:15]: This podcast is brought to you by: -Blue Apron -  Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING by going to blueapron.com/ben -Organifi Green Juice - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: MeUndies.com/GREENFIELD -PodcastOne Survey - There are two easy ways to being the survey: Go to www.Podcastone.com/mysurvey OR go to www.podcastone.com and click on the Survey Banner. If you’ve filled a survey out in the past, we thank you, but we still need you to do it again. -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. -Ben is racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Lake Tahoe, Spartan World Championships, September 30 - October 1 -Oct 13-15, 2017: Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland. This event is the focal point for learning faster, performing better, living longer, and enjoying more what you wake up to do every day. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, nutrition, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Get your tickets here! -November 10-13: Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference, Minneapolis, MN. I'll be speaking at the 18th annual conference that covers everything from hormone health, adrenal and thyroid health, natural fertility, degenerative diseases, to traditional diets and food preparation & more. Learn how to improve your health through food, farming and the healing arts. Click here to register.  -November 28: The Alchemist's Kitchen, in New York's Bowery neighborhood. Ben will be doing a special biohacking presentation at "the alchemist" -November 29: “A Biohacking Adventure” with Ben Greenfield and Chef David Bouley - Join us at Bouley Test Kitchen for a biohacking adventure! The experience is part of “The Chef and the Doctor”– our series of health-focused, multi-course culinary experiences featuring world renowned doctors and Chef David Bouley. -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 11-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for $10 off. 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 [33:20]: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Maximize Ketosis Margot says: I just listened to your interview with Dom D'agostino where (if I understood correctly) he said that you can enhance the synergistic effects of exogenous ketones if you mix them with BCAAs and MCTs. I take ketone salts that only have potassium added. I was wondering if I could get the added benefits of BCAAs and MCTs if I add them in my own concoction. Or even by added the ketone salts to a protein powder and then adding some coconut oil. That would enhance the taste but would it do anything to the effectiveness of the ketone salts? In my response, I recommend: -My article on BCAA's vs. EAA's  -How to get into ketosis -The Levl device (MARGE INSERT OUR AFFILIATE LINK/DISCOUNT CODE) Do Power Poses Really Work? Kyle says: When you go and do public speaking, for example when you did your TED talk, when you to present in front of people, what are some strategies you use to get into that presenter mode? Any tricks you do? Any breathing exercises? What kind of mental preparation do you do? Any examples would be appreciated. In my response, I recommend: -This Egoscue Video -Power of Introverts by Susan Caine MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK -Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK -1 minute of box breathing (MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK TO BOX BREATHING APP) How To Detox Your Home Jason says: When you are doing DIY projects around the home, like painting the house, minor plumbing, or gluing something back together - all these products tend to have a lot of toxic compounds in them. Do you do these DIY projects and look for low toxin products, like a low VOC paint or something that doesn't have any toxins in it? Do you contract the work out so you don't have to touch it? What do you do? In my response, I recommend: -How To Biohack Healthy Home book (MARGE INCLUDE OUR LINK) -AirDoctor (MARGE INCLUDE OUR LINK AND CODE) -17 ways I detoxed my body in 2017 Should You Have Sex Before Competition? Beni says: I am wondering about this idea of peaking for a race where for 3-4 days you ejaculate a lot (or have a lot of sex) and then about 2-3 days before competition you cut it all off to increase testosterone (or whatever). Apparently there is a lot of ayurvedic study around this. I would like to hear the physiological side of this. Is there any clinical proof or a reason to do this? Ben, I know you were tampering with this so let me know if you have seen results with that. In my response, I recommend: -This chart on ejaculation frequency: 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!  
Sep 21, 2017
The Best Way To Know How Stress, Supplements, Sleep, Sex & More Affects Your Nervous System: The Latest News About Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Training
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hrv2 Measuring your heart rate variability (also known as "HRV") is, in my opinion, one of the most valuable ways to begin your day with a brief three to five minute period of simple self-quantification that tells you exactly how stressed your nervous system is, how prepared your body is to train, and how everything from stress to supplements to sleep to sex has affected your body. I've certainly produced tons of content on exactly how HRV works and how to do it, including: -A Deep Dive Into HRV: The Myths & Truths of Heart Rate Variability Testing -Does A Vegetarian Diet Reduce Sperm Count, Cell Phones And Brain Cancer, What Is A Good “HRV” Number & More! -HRV: The Single, Next Big Trend In Biohacking And Self-Quantification And How To Use It -338: How To Lower High Cortisol, The Groundbreaking High-Fat Endurance Study, What Causes Low HRV & More! -Episode #222: What Is The Best Way To Track Your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) -322: The Truth About “Starvation Mode”, Does Ketosis Work For Crossfit, Measuring HRV During Exercise & More! -#313: Vegan Bulletproof Coffee & Vegan Bone Broth, Can HRV Be Too High, Are Tesla Cars Healthy & Much More! -#299: Does A Vegetarian Diet Reduce Sperm Count, Cell Phones And Brain Cancer, What Is A Good “HRV” Number & More! -The Do-It-Yourself Guide To Using Heart Rate Variability Testing to Track Your Stress and Nervous System Health -Everything You Need To Know About Heart Rate Variability Testing But in this podcast episode, I address - along with HRV expert Jo Beth Dow - the latest news in the world of HRV, brand new technologies, and even ways to measure HRV without a chest strap. So who is Jo Beth Dow? Jo Beth Dow is a cofounder, CTO and COO of SweetWater Health, LLC, a pioneer in the use of heart rate variability as a platform for remote monitoring and diagnostics. Dow has spent her career in high tech designing and producing state-of- the-art networking technology and building high tech companies. Dow entered the networking industry at its inception and has been at the forefront of networking technology development, including Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and FDDI while working for Ungermann-Bass, Telebit, Network Peripherals, Granite Systems, Cisco and Dominet Systems. She founded and grew several technology companies where she honed her financial and operations expertise, including Granite Systems (acquired by Cisco), Dominet Systems, RedMedic (acquired by Blue Shield, and SweetWater Health). She also served as CFO for Content Rules, a content development firm specializing in high tech clients. During her five-years at Content Rules, Dow took the firm from $3M to $8.7M in revenue. Dow co-founded SweetWater Health LLC with CEO Ronda Collier in 2011. SweetWater Health is a mobile health software technology company with a platform that measures heart rate variability (a vital sign that reveals an individual’s state of health for a number of different conditions and applications) and facilitates continuous monitoring of stress levels via a patented algorithm. She is responsible for engineering development of the product, operations, finance and corporate strategy. Dow graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences at Florida Atlantic University. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What I personally do with my own HRV numbers and how I choose the exercise I'm going to do based on my HRV numbers...[6:45 & 9:10] -Whether there is any kind of special difference between the algorithm used in NatureBeat and the other popular HRV tools out there, like EliteHRV, MyIthlete, Bioforce, etc...[11:35] -The first screen on NatureBeat has four options for monitoring stress - monitor stress, heart rate recovery, HRV for training and 3 min HRV checkup - and Jo Beth walks us through each...[20:50]  -How you can use your HRV measurement to tell whether or not you are depressed...[29:15] -How much you can "game" that value with breathing, relaxation or meditation techniques while measuring your HRV...[35:15] -When a high HRV is a bad thing...[38:15] -How the food test works, and how Ben figured out he was eating "the wrong thing" for lunch...[47:05] -How you can use the "correlation" screen to see how everything from body weight to stress to weight affects the HRV...[51:25] -What heart rate monitor straps work best for measuring HRV...[55:45] -How you can measure your heart rate variability without using a chest strap...[59:00] -How a Zoom HRV monitor works to measure your HRV, along with your blue light exposure...[62:20] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -NatureBeat app for iPhone and Android -LifeTrak Zoom HRV Monitor - use code ZOOMNB10 to get $10 off within the United States -LifeTrak Zoom HRV Monitor - use code ZOOMNB10 to get $10 off outside the United States -Other HR monitors compatible with NatureBeat -Kubios -Interpreting HRV Trends in Athletes: High Isn’t Always Good and Low Isn’t Always Bad -The OURA ring Ben talks about -Spectra electrode conducting gel Ben uses Show Sponsors: -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Kimera Koffee - Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN to get 10% off your order! -Human Charger - Just go to humancharger.com/ben and use the code BFITNESS for 20% off. -Thorne - Go to GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com/Thorne to check out pure, high quality supplements. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jo Beth or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 18, 2017
Nasal Glutathione, Psychedelics, Dynavision & More - The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/concussionmanual Concussion is the biggest name in today's high-impact sports. And even if you haven't had a concussion, many people - due to brain inflammation, blood-brain barrier leakage, neurotransmitter imbalances and beyond - suffer from many of the same problematic brain issues caused by a concussion, such as brain fog, distraction, and ADHD-like symptoms (you can check out my own story about that, and how I fixed it, in this article I published after my brain scan at the Peak Brain Institute). As more and more high profile athletes come forward to share their stories of invisible suffering after head injuries, we as a culture are finally acknowledging this silent epidemic. Enter The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, written by today's podcast guest, Dr. Dan Engle, as a user’s guide for those suffering after head traumas and those that support them.  It is one-part “textbook,” packed with the leading research on medical technologies for healing the injured brain, and one-part “workbook,” offering a step-by-step method for making and tracking a personalized recovery regimen. Dr. Dan Engle's background and passion for concussion repair stem from a three-decade investigation into the many modalities for healing his own traumas.  When the usual medical treatments didn’t help, he explored what was possible, found what worked and put them into this manual - "the best of the best" in the medical arena for recovering from sports related head injury. Dr. Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry, integrative spirituality and peak performance methods. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio, his psychiatry residency degree from the University of Colorado in Denver and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University. Currently, he is Medical Consultant to Onnit Labs in Austin, Texas, the Temple of the Way of Light Ayahuasca Center in Peru, Crossroads Ibogaine Recovery Center in Mexico and the True Rest Float Center in Tempe, Arizona. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How to get your own home float tank and the type of psychedelics or supplements to use before getting into the float tank...[12:55] -Where to purchase ketamine as a psychedelic on the Dark Web...[22:10] -The best way to go about hunting down a home hyperbaric oxygen therapy...[28:00] -What an interference field is and why Dr. Dan talks about it in the book in relation to hormones...[30:20] -How Dr. Dan performed what he calls "meditation on steroids"...[53:30] -What you can learn from the practice of ancient man using sharpened stones as medicine...[59:50] -Why glutathione is so important and how one administers it intranasally...[71:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries -A Surgeon’s Little-Known Secret to Biohacking Your Body With Oxygen Therapy -The LiveO2 device that Ben uses for Exercise With Oxygen Therapy -Microdosing with psychedelics guide -Podcast: Maximize Oxygen Utilization Efficiency, Simulate High Altitude Training, Get The Cardiovascular Capacity of a Navy SEAL & More With “The Oxygen Advantage” Author Patrick McKeown -"Let Every Breathe" Russian Systema training book -The Human Garage in Santa Monica -The Biocybernaut Institute -Peak Brain Institute -Ben's interview with Dr. Wendy Myers on energy medicine -Glutathione nasal spray Show Sponsors: -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Bark Box - For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit BarkBox.com/ben when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan! -Kimera Koffee - Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN to get 10% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dan or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 16, 2017
"If It Fits Your Macros", Is Clean Eating A Waste Of Time, Hex Bars, Can't-Miss Supplements & More With Mike Matthews.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mikematthews Mike Matthews is a bestselling fitness author of books like "Bigger, Leaner, Stronger" and "Thinner, Leaner, Stronger". He is also the creator of the blog MuscleForLife.com and the supplement company Legion Athletics. His scientific approach to building muscle and losing fat has helped thousands of people build strong, lean, muscular, and healthy bodies, and his work has been featured in many popular outlets including Bodybuilding.com, Esquire, Men’s Health, Elle, and many more. Here's a small sampling of a few of Mike's core beliefs about getting into the best shape of your life: Lifting light weights for high reps is basically a waste of time. If your routine doesn’t revolve around heavy lifting, you’re doing it wrong. Getting lean, and even super lean, does NOT require hours upon hours of grueling cardio, or crash dieting that leaves you starving and miserable every day. If you know what you’re doing, you can gain 20-30 pounds of lean mass (yes, muscle) in your first year of training, regardless of your genetics. Pretty much every machine in the gym should be avoided, and most exercises are horribly ineffective. Which brings me to the next point… The idea that you have to constantly change your workout routine or your body will adapt and plateau is a lie. I change my routine once every 2-4 months and consistently get stronger month after month. You don’t have to exercise for more than 1 hour per day, 5 days per week to be in peak physical condition. I personally lift weights Monday through Friday for about 45 minutes, and do 3-4 cardio sessions per week, with each session running about 30 minutes. And I do the cardio mainly because I enjoy it. HOW MUCH you eat determines the effectiveness of your diet, not WHAT or WHEN. No matter what you’re doing with your diet, you can always work in cheats and indulgences and achieve your goals. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Mike now works out far less than what he used to, and gets better results...[10:45] -Mike's opinion on the research that high reps, low weight actually works for hypertrophy...[14:20 & 20:00] -Why both Ben and Mike like the hex bar for deadlifting...[32:50] -Why Mike says clean eating isn't the key to weight loss or muscle gain...[40:30] -The can't-miss components of Mike's morning routine...[53:50] -What Mike's diet and supplement regimen looks like, and the four supplements he always takes...[57:10] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Mike's extensive library of books -Legion Supplements (Mike's company) -DNAfit Genetic Testing for Power vs. Endurance -Hex bar deadlift bar -Eat Wheat book Show Sponsors: -Casper - Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/ben and using BEN. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive $250 off HealthGains' HGH, testosterone or sexual health services at their Aventura, Florida location. -BiOptimizers - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order of Masszymes and P3-OM probiotic. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Mike or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 14, 2017
Runner's High: Marijuana's Surprising Effects On Athletic Performance (& Whether Weed Really Can Make You Better At Sports).
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/weedpodcast The recent controversial article featured on Greatist entitled "Why More Athletes Are Turning to Weed" starts like this... "It’s a typical Wednesday evening. After a long run, Andrew, who works in digital media in New York City, is following his standard post-run routine. Like most runners, he’ll quickly cool down, stretch, drink water, and maybe grab a post-workout snack. Unlike many runners, he’ll also smoke pot. The avid runner and cyclist, whose racing résumé includes the Umstead 100 Ultra, typically lights up immediately before his athletic activities and usually within an hour or two post-sweat session. Andrew isn’t alone in his habit—in fact, combining cannabis and sport has become an underground trend in distance-running culture. Ultra runners such as Avery Collins and Jen Shelton have admitted to running under the influence of marijuana. And former professional runner Chris Barnicle, a cannabis advocate living in Los Angeles, calls himself the “world’s fastest stoner” on Twitter. Pro-cannabis running groups, like Run on Grass in Denver, are dedicated to staying fit and educating others about cannabis, while online communities like Cannafit and NORML Athletics also promote cannabis' association with healthy living. And it's not just runners who are experimenting with weed. Bodybuilders may hit a bong to prevent soreness and sleep better, while action sports athletes such as mountain bikers, skiers, and snowboarders may light up on the lift to get in the zone, loosen up, or release their inhibitions. Even some athletes participating in niche sports such as skeleton, bobsledding, and ice hockey toke up." Last year, in my own article The Effect Of Weed On Exercise: Is Marijuana A Performance-Enhancing Drug?, I delved into whether THC, CBD, or other ingredients in marijuana actually enhance athletic performance on a molecular level. Then, just a few months ago, USA Today reported on the world's first "marijuana gym", describing a San Francisco gym called "Power Plant Fitness", where clients have the option to bring their own cannabis or order edibles, the gym’s preferred form of cannabis, while they are at the gym. A delivery service brings desired edibles to the gym within 15 minutes after clients place orders, and the gym has a designated space for those inhaling marijuana. The gym, which advertises itself as the world's first cannabis gym, touts using the drug for pain, focus and meditation. With the growing popularity of the combination of cannabis and sport, I decided it was high time to get an industry leader on the podcast to take a deep dive into whether weed really helps with exercise performance, and the current state of marijuana in the sporting industry. So my guest on this podcast is Tim Moxey, owner of botanicaSEATTLE, Tim Moxey and botanicaSEATTLE maks some of the best tasting and, in my opinion, healthiest marijuana and hemp based edibles that exist. Take, for example, the label of one of my favorite products that they produce, a tiny Altoid sized product called "Moxeys Mints", which are infused with ginkgo leaf, siberian ginseng, indian gooseberry, echinacea root, chamomile, california poppy, cinnamon, peppermint, ginger and more. Born in the Pacific Northwest, Moxey's Mints are crafted in small batches to promote wellbeing in mind and body. Each pastille is formulated with herbal synergists tailored to elevate the cannabis experience. Moxey’s herbal allies can brighten your day with Siberian Ginseng and Gingko, lower stress and allow you to kick back with California Poppy and Camomile and restore and maintain balance in mind and body with Indian Gooseberry and Echinacea. So how did Tim come up with all these ideas that spawned an enormously successful edibles company? After studying Physics at Warwick Uni, Tim joined British investment bank Barclays de Zoete Wedd, with roles on the derivatives, risk and strategy teams before getting an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School in 2001. After a stint in the Australian division of strategic management consulting firm, Bain and Company, Tim left to build specialist triathlon wetsuit company ‘blueseventy’ into the leading brand in the sport. He then went on to found ‘nuun’, a pioneering hydration company which spawned a new category in sports nutrition. In 2012 Tim was living in the U.K. when he read an article in ‘The Economist’ about Washington State voting to legalize cannabis. It had a profound effect and he was convinced that the socioeconomic benefits from a legal framework far outweighed the prohibition model. He promptly relocated to the US to build a company that would set the standard in a regulated environment. Tim currently runs botanicaSEATTLE with co-founder Chris Abbott. botanicaSEATTLE (www.botanicaseattle.com) is now the leading edibles company in the most developed legal market in the world and is committed to creating innovative micro-dose products that focus on quality and responsibility. It has created and built a portfolio of brands such as “SPOT”, “Mr Moxey’s Mints”, “BOND”, “Journeyman” and “Proper Chocolates” in addition to smokable cannabis brand, “Vashon Velvet”. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Tim's experience at the Tough Guy obstacle course in the UK, one of the world's most difficult obstacle course races...[8:44] -How Tim went from the triathlon industry running blueseventy and nuun into, of all things, cannabis...[14:15 & 20:00] -The current perception of cannabis that athletes and exercise enthusiasts have...[28:10] -Why pro athletes around the world still use weed pretty extensively, whether Tim thinks it gives any direct sports performance benefits, why Tim thinks cannabis is "banned" by organizations like USADA and WADA...[32:40] -The ratio of CBD to THC that seems to give the best effects for athletes...[41:20] -Which specific marijuana strains seem to be most beneficial for athletic performance...[47:15] -The many frustrating hoops a cannabis company has to jump through to even stay in business...[49:40] -The next big products in the industry when it comes to cannabis for athletes...[62:20] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Botanica Seattle -The Effect Of Weed On Exercise: Is Marijuana A Performance-Enhancing Drug? -Psychopharmacology researcher Ethan Russo -Ben Greenfield's CBD blend at GetNatureBlend.com -My "Sleep Cake" recipe Show Sponsors: -Blue Apron - Create incredible home cooked meals and get your first three meals free, with free shipping! Go to BlueApron.com/Ben. -Quip - Quip is an electric toothbrush that packs premium vibration and timer features into an ultra slim design, that's half the cost of bulkier brushes. Go to getquip.com/BEN to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Earth Runners - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/EarthRunners and use code "BG10" to get 10% off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tim or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 09, 2017
373: Great Reasons To DO HIIT, How To Get Muscular Legs, How To Test For Gut Inflammation, Natural Ways To Increase Stem Cells, and Should You Use Ice Baths & Antioxidants After A Workout?
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/373 Sep 7, 2017 Podcast: 373 - How To Get Muscular Legs, How To Test For Gut Inflammation, Natural Ways To Increase Stem Cell Production, and Should You Use Ice Baths & Antioxidants After A Workout? 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: I 100% agree with this perspective on running fast vs. running marathons (and the bit about obstacle course racing!) According to HRV, you can recover within ONE FREAKING DAY from a solid HIIT Tabata workout. A simple, short way to increase your free testosterone. Basically, this study says that if you “eat crappy” high-intensity intervals beat aerobic exercise when it comes to mitigating the damage. 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: This podcast is brought to you by: -Health Gains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to recieve $250 off  HGH, Testosterone or Sexual Health Services at their Aventural Florida location. That's G-A-I-N to 313131. -Human Charger - Just go to humancharger.com/ben and use the code BFITNESS for 20% off. -Qualia - Go to bgf1.wpengine.com/qualia to fine tune your brain for cognitive fitness. -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: MeUndies.com/GREENFIELD -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. -Ben is racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Lake Tahoe, Spartan World Championships, September 30 - October 1 -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -Oct 13-15, 2017: Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland. This event is the focal point for learning faster, performing better, living longer, and enjoying more what you wake up to do every day. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, nutrition, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Get your tickets here! -November 10-13: Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference, Minneapolis, MN. I'll be speaking at the 18th annual conference that covers everything from hormone health, adrenal and thyroid health, natural fertility, degenerative diseases, to traditional diets and food preparation & more. Learn how to improve your health through food, farming and the healing arts. Click here to register.  -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 11-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for $10 off. Giveaway: Grab this 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! Click here to get GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift packs! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Get Muscular Legs Luke says: I have always had a sticking point throughout my training career which is my legs. I am quite tall and it is very hard for me to put mass on my legs - not for a matter of trying! So I have been thinking of doing a cycle of SARMs and was wondering what approach to the training would you take to focus on building mass in my quads? In my response, I recommend: -Safer Than Steroids? Your All-inclusive Guide To Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat & Much More With “SARMs” -A New & Potent SARMs Stack For Muscle-Building, Fat-Loss & Anti-Aging: How To Use MK-677 and RAD-140 -Why Steroids Will Slowly Kill You & 3 Safe Alternatives for Muscle Building, Speedy Recovery, Enhanced Drive and Beyond How To Test For Gut Inflammation Chris says: How does one know they have gut inflammation? I am reading an article about coconut oil and I have been an a ketosis diet with great success. But lately I have been having gut fat and gut inflammation and it is really counterintuitive to the progress I am making. I am wondering if coconut oil is part of the issue. In my response, I recommend: -The Dark Side Of Coconut Oil: A Cautionary Tale For Coconut Oil Extremists -NES Energy Medicine -Metametrix Ion Panel from GFS  -Three Day Gut Panel from GFS -What is Viome? Natural Ways To Increase Stem Cell Production Warren says: I am trying to increase my body's stem cell production. Does algae help in this area? In my response, I recommend: -My podcast with Shawn Stevenson "Lightning Speed Healing Hack or Overpriced Fad? What You Need To Know About Stem Cells" in which we include the following stem cell precursors:–Platelet Rich Plasma injections –Orthokine/Regenokine –Phytoplankton –Aloe Vera Gel (and research on medical aloe) –Colostrum –Chlorella –Transdermal Magnesium –Curcumin -SuperLife Book: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome -Sacha Inchi protein -Brewable coffeefruit from Amazon -Podcast on Teloyears testing -Moringa plant extract -Resveratrol -My Pau D' Arco Bark Tea Should You Use Ice Baths & Antioxidants After A Workout? Beni says: In a previous podcast you mentioned that it is not smart to take an ice bath and a bunch of antioxidants right after a hard workout because it can reduce the gains. So when should I do an ice bath and antioxidant supplement? Let's say I am doing a heavy lifting sessions and then the next two days I will be sore. Do I wait until the next day to take an ice bath and a big antioxidant smoothie? In my response, I recommend: -Meriva Curcumin  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"] -----------------------------------------------------
Sep 07, 2017
The Plant Paradox: Are Lectins *Really* That Harmful Or Is Dr. Steven Gundry Wrong?
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  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gundry Grains of all kinds, especially whole grain wheat. Corn. Tomatoes. Potatoes. Beans and legumes, particularly soy. Just about all nuts, especially cashews and peanuts. Zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant and pickles. And yes, even our dear friend the avocado. Each of these foods has one thing in common - a food component that today's podcast guest, Dr. Steven Gundry, claims may responsible for some of the world's most pressing health issues, from obesity to heart disease. In Dr. Gundry's new book The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain", he highlights exactly what that foood component is. Dr. Gundry is a renowned cardiologist, New York Times best-selling author and medical researcher. During his 40-year career in medicine, he has performed over 10,000 heart surgeries and developed multiple life-saving medical technologies, including patenting nine cardiac surgery devices. He is a cum laude graduate of Yale University with special honors in Human Biological and Social Evolution. After graduating Alpha Omega Alpha from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Dr. Gundry completed residencies in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan and served as a Clinical Associate at the National Institutes of Health. There, he invented devices that reverse the cell death seen in acute heart attacks; variations of these devices subsequently became the Gundry™ Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannula. It has become the world’s most widely used device of its kind to protect the heart from damage during open-heart surgery. After completing a fellowship in congenital heart surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, in London, Dr. Gundry was recruited as Professor and Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. There, he and his partner, Leonard Bailey, pioneered infant and pediatric heart transplantation. Together, they have performed more such transplants than any other surgeons in the world. During his tenure at Loma Linda, Dr. Gundry pioneered the field of xenotransplantation, the study of how the genes of one species react to the transplanted heart of a foreign species. He was one of the original twenty investigators of the first FDA-approved implantable left ventricular assist device (a kind of artificial heart). Dr. Gundry is also the inventor of the Gundry Ministernomy, the widely used minimally invasive approach to aortic- or mitral-valve repair, the Gundry Lateral Tunnel, a “living” tissue that can rebuild parts of the heart in children with severe congenital heart malformations; and the Skoosh™ venous cannula, the most widely used cannula in minimally invasive heart operations. One of the fathers of robotic surgery, as a consultant to Computer Motion (now Intuitive Surgical), Dr. Gundry received early FDA approval to use robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery for coronary artery-bypass and mitral-valve operations. He holds patents on devices for connecting blood vessels and coronary artery bypasses without sutures, as well as for repairing the mitral valve without the need for sutures or a heart-lung machine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASIAO), and was a founding board member and treasurer of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). He recently completed two successive elected terms as President of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Desert Division. Dr. Gundry has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of numerous other surgical and medical societies. He is also the author of more than three hundred articles, chapters, and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals on surgical, immunology, genetic, nutrition, and lipid investigations. He has operated in more than thirty countries, including charitable missions to China, India, and Zimbabwe. Inspired by the stunning reversal of coronary artery disease in an “inoperable” patient, using a combination of dietary changes and nutriceutical supplements, in 2001, Dr. Gundry changed the path of his career. An obese, chronic “diet” failure himself, he adapted his undergraduate Yale University thesis to design a diet based on evolutionary genetic coding, which enabled him to reverse his own medical problems. In the process, he effortlessly lost 70 pounds. The equally astonishing results from following what he came to call Diet Evolution in several of his staff led Dr. Gundry to accept a position in Palm Springs where he could devote his efforts to disease reversal. No longer satisfied with repairing the damage of chronic diseases, since 2002, Dr. Gundry founded and has served as Medical Director of The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, which serves patients referred from across the nation. He is also Founder and Director of The Center for Restorative Medicine, part of the Institute. Its mission is to prevent and reverse the chronic diseases of “ageing” with diet and nutriceutical interventions, using surgical intervention for heart and vascular disease as a last resort. During today's discussion with Dr. Gundry, you'll discover: -What exactly a lectin is, and why plants have them...[6:56] -What happens to the gut upon consumption of lectins, and whether there's any research behind it...[9:25 ] -The common (and uncommon) sources of lectins that most people eat...[20:35] -How a lectin is different than gluten...[21:35 & 30:10] -Whether our ancestors ate plants and lectins...[31:10 & 44:50] -Why Steven is such a fan of eating fruit that’s in season, or fruit that is unripened...[36:45] -Why Steven thinks it is that so many of the Blue Zones in Dan Buettner's longevity book had a propensity for eating legumes, yet still lived long...[48:45] -Simple hacks you can use to reduce lectins in common foods like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, apple, rice, etc...[39:55, 43:25 & 55:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain -Pressure Cooker -Lectin Shield Show Sponsors: -Atrantil -  Go to lovemytummy.com/ben and use the code Ben for 15% off. -Rover - The nation's largest network of 5-star pet-sitters. Go to Rover.com/ben and use promo code "BEN" to get $25 off. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Qualia - Go to bengreenfieldfitness.com/qualia to fine tune your brain for cognitive fitness. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Gundry or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Sep 02, 2017
Qi Gong For Athletes: How To Develop Unstoppable Speed, Conditioning & Mental Resilience With Qi Gong.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/holder What separates us from the rest is something that happens every morning around 11:00am. I walk over to the stereo, change the music to either Enya or Lama Gyurme, and the room stops. Those athletes who have been involved with this process all gather around, we walk over to a central space in the room, and we begin a practice that has been performed for thousands of years. Chris Holder is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cal Poly in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. Along with working with 22 Division I athletic teams and over 500 student-athletes, Chris is a Doctor of Medical Qigong (DMQ-China). Under the tutelage of world famous Qigong Grand Master Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Dr. Holder conducted groundbreaking research on the effects of Medical Qigong Therapy with athletes in competition, the first of its kind. With the blending of western strength training practices and eastern medical and spiritual practices, Chris co-authored a study investigating the effects of a daily Qigong practice on strength gains in collegiate aged athletes. These two pieces have spawned additional studies that are currently in progress. The first is investigating the effects of Qigong on flow induction. The second could be one of the most important studies in concussion research. Both are showing tremendous benefits to each area of study. Chris is one of only 13 Master RKC’s in the world and is known in many strength training circles as one of the first to introduce kettlebell training to collegiate athletics. Chris has worked with athletes at all levels, including professionals in the NFL, NBA and MLB. Chris is a regular contributor to several of the major strength training websites on the web, including, Breaking Muscle, TrainHeroic and Dragon Door. During our discussion, you'll discover:  -How Chris blends Eastern Medicine and bad-ass strength concepts to get breakthrough performance in his student-athletes...[7:40] -The five yin organs that Chris targets with his work...[11:20] -How Chris has substantiated the power of consistent Qigong work and its enormous benefits to strength-trained athletes...[17:15] -Why Chris thinks Qi Gong rivals performance enhancing drugs when it comes to performance breakthroughs...[23:10] -How Chris went from being a college football player to becoming a Medical Qi Gong doctor...[24:20] -Why more athletes and exercise enthusiasts, and the fitness community in general, aren't utilizing Qi Gong...[33:00] -The link between emotions, inflammation and cancer, and how you can use Qi Gong to release negative emotions...[36:56] -Why the lower dantian is so important for everyone to build...[44:55] -How to increase drive and sexual performance with specific Qi Gong exercises...[50:55] -How you can use your mind can make the kettlebell swing more effective...[52:45] -Why it's important to put your tongue on the roof of your mouth when doing these practices...[68:35] -Why you need to read "Bob Frissell - Nothing In This Book Is True"...[70:36] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Dragon Door Publications, where you can search for "Chris Holder" to find his work -Chris's article on the Lower Dantian -Robert Peng's Qi Gong books, videos and audios -Jerry Alan Johnson's Qi Gong resources on Amazon -TianChi adaptogenic herb complex -Bob Frissell's books on Amazon Show Sponsors: -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!  
Aug 31, 2017
Biohacked Superfood Smoothies, Healing Wounds Faster, Advanced Hypoxic Training Tactics, Hormesis & More With Kyle Kingsbury.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kyle Kyle Kingsbury is a former football player (Arizona State) and mixed martial artist who fought professionally for eight years (UFC six years). While fighting at the highest level he became fascinated with all things diet, performance, and recovery related. Since retiring, his focus has shifted to learning more about longevity, plant medicines, and inner peace. And the dude is one entertaining son-of-a-gun. This summer, Kyle descended upon my home in Spokane, Washington and, as you get to hear in this podcast, recorded straight from my backyard, we take a deep dive into the realms of superfood smoothies, fasting, ketosis and the microbiome, biohacking, nutrition tactics, training tactics and beyond. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Kyle has learned about combining ketosis with MMA and the impact on the microbiome...[12:00 & 30:05] -Kyle's best hacks for maximizing O2 utilization and best practices for altitude training...[14:55] -Combining hormetic stressors like fasting, heat, cold immersion, hypoxia and beyond...[24:30] -Fasting and Kyle's approach for fat loss and for power athletes who don't want to lose strength...[39:44] -The technology that gives Kyle the best bang for his buck and his must own equipment recommendations for recovery, self quantification and performance...[22:20 & 51:25] -Caffeine rotation for adrenals and maximizing deep sleep levels...[57:45] -Kyle's favorite meditation techniques and wisdom on psychedelics...[61:45 & 67:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUn2vV161Y Ingredients for the Big Ass Smoothie we prepared in the video: You need to have a blender and a mug. Ice Half a lemon 20g to 30g of vanilla protein powder 2 tbsp of cacao powder 2 drops of Omica Organics liquid stevia 1 box of bone broth Cinnamon Turmeric Blend everything for about 90 seconds, adding bone broth for desired consistency.  Then add the following. 3 tbsp Shredded Coconut Energy Bar (NatureBite or TruBrain) 1 tsp Aztec Salt Cacao nibs Pour into your mug, and enjoy! Sauna Suit Hypoxico hypoxic air generator Rogue Fitness home box setup LiveO2 Hypoxic/Hyperoxic training system Beyond Training book OURA ring for self-quantification XPT December in Kauai Grace Liu Viome Gut Microbiome testing - use code FITNESS to get priority status in their waitlist Superlife by Darin Olien Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls Plant Paradox book by Dr. Stephen Gundry What Kyle looks like wearing the Vielight Neuro, Re-Timer and Human Charger Foursigmatic Mushroom Blends Brain.fm Stealing Fire book Sleepstream App Psychedelic Explorer's Guide Kratom Copaiba by YoungLivingEssential Oils Four Sigmatic Reishi Show Sponsors: -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. -Earth Runners - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/EarthRunners and use code "BG10" to get 10% off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kyle or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Aug 26, 2017
Heavy Rock Lifting, Building Your Own "Water Charging" Station, Biomechanical Fixes, Plant Medicine Journeys & More With Paul Chek.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chek When I was a fledgling fitness professional, one of the first books I ever read was "How To Eat, Move & Be Healthy", by Paul Chek. So it was a bit of a surreal experience to get to knock on Paul's front door a few weeks ago and join he and his family for an epic weekend of conversation, workouts, nature immersion, Paul's crazy daily habits (which you'll discover in this podcast episode). Who is Paul Chek, and I why would I travel all the way to the hilly backcountry of San Diego, California to interview him? Paul is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology. For over twenty-five years, his unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide – many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program. He is a sought-after presenter and has consulted for organizations such as the Chicago Bulls, Australia’s Canberra Raiders, New Zealand’s Auckland Blues, the US Air Force Academy and other elite organizations. He has produced over 60 DVDs and 17 advanced-level home study courses designed for the fitness and clinical professional. He is a strong believer in the essential role provided by practical training and has developed four Advanced Level Training programs to provide hands-on instruction for the exercise and health industries. Paul's CHEK Exercise Coach program introduces fitness and exercise professionals to an integrated approach to conditioning; the C.H.E.K Practitioner Program is a two to four year advanced level program teaching corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning; the Golf Performance Series focuses on functional conditioning for golfers; the Optimal Health and Fitness Through Practical Nutrition and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Program contains three levels and shows how to reach optimal health from the inside out. Thousands of people worldwide have been trained in one or more of these challenging and elite level certification programs. Paul has also accrued three US patents for posture calibrating, hydrotherapy and equipment inventions, and has also designed several pieces of functional exercise equipment. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Paul uses rocks and a stone circle for his morning workouts and meditations...[6:30] -Paul's water charging tower and exactly how he built it so that the water is charges from the rocks...[11:40 & 14:50] -The intriguing reason why you need to buy a lunar calendar...[22:30] -Why Paul found the 82nd Airborne Division to be easy...[26:40] -How you can use a smokeless vaporizer to vaporize mixes of teas, tobaccos and essential oils...[32:40] -Paul's morning meditation routine...[40:50] -The three extremely unique exercise patents that Paul holds...[46:45] -What Paul calls "the King of all stabilization exercises", and where you can find it...[62:40] -How Paul was the first person to begin the now popular practice of putting butter into coffee...[66:45] -Paul's unique combination of art therapy and plant based medicine...[72:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -All of Paul Chek's books -Chek Institute -Victor Schauberger -Lunar Calendar poster -A Cool, New Way To Scan, Interpret & Fix The Human Body’s Electrical Field. -Volcano Vaporizer -Robert Peng's Qi Gong teachings on Amazon [envira-gallery id="36649"] Show Sponsors:  -Kimera Koffee - Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code 'BEN' to get 10% off! -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Antrantil - For all of your  Bloating, SIBO, IBS, Leaky Gut issues, go to LoveMyTummy.com/Ben. Use code "BEN" at the checkout to get 15% off your order.   Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Paul or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Aug 23, 2017
How "Machine Learning" Can Predict Your Blood, Urine, Stool, Saliva & More!
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/machinelearning I recently took a test that uses machine learning to predict biochemical test results (like blood, urine and stool) - a test called the "Elite Performance Analysis (EPA) tool". Over the last three years, the folks at Nourish Balance Thrive (Dr. Tommy Wood and Chris Kelly, both former podcast guests) who designed this test have worked with over 1,000 athletes, averaging over 100 biochemical markers collected per athlete, including: -Blood biochemistry -Urine tests (DUTCH and organic acids) -Stool tests (PCR and culture) -Subjective quality of life questions (a Health Assessment Questionnaire, or HAQ), scored on an analog scale (1-5) As well as working to optimize the performance of athletes at every level, another goal of Nourish Balance Thrive is to give more people access to the type of work they do by increasing speed of access and reducing cost. Machine learning provides for a very good way to do this. By training an algorithm based on historical HAQ and biochemical test data, they can predict five common patterns of performance killers that they regularly see in their clients, including: 1. Blood sugar dysregulation (high/low fasting blood sugar and HbA1c, or high fasting insulin) 2. Low sex hormones (testosterone in men and oestrogen in women) 3. Suboptimal hemoglobin (“low oxygen deliverability” <14.5 g/dl in men and <13 in women) 4. Gut dysbiosis (including clostridial and yeast overgrowths, parasites, and H. pylori) 5. Circadian/HPA axis dysregulation (total/free cortisol outside of the normal pattern during the day) Dr. Tommy Wood, who I interview on today's show, is a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington, and Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. Close to 1,000 athletes have been through the Nourish Balance Thrive coaching program, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions, with hundreds of performance biomarkers available for each client. Based on their accumulated data, the team is using machine learning algorithms to rapidly and reliably predict common problems in athletes including low hemoglobin, low sex hormones, and gut dysbiosis. Tommy has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. He is President-elect of Physicians for Ancestral Health, and is on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance. Alongside his career in medicine and research, Tommy has published and spoken on multiple topics surrounding functional and ancestral approaches to health, including examining the root causes of multiple sclerosis (paper, talk for the public, talk for physicians) and insulin resistance (published article). Tommy has also coached and competed in multiple sports including rowing, CrossFit, powerlifting, and ultra-endurance racing. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How a "machine algorithm" can predict gut dysbiosis issues such as yeast overgrowth and a urine organic acids test...[7:30] -The surprising fixes for low testosterone and hormonal imbalances in both men and women...[21:30] -Why Tommy is such a fan of chopping wood...[22:44] -The three powerful nutrients that can lower your blood glucose...[29:30] -How personal relationships and friends can affect your HPA axis and cortisol...[30:05] -Tommy's morning routine, including the one superfood he swears by...[35:30 & 38:25] -How Tommy uses blood flow restriction training...[39:51] -What Tommy's spiritual practice consists of...[42:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Elite Performance Analysis (EPA) tool (click here to get it and you'll automatically get free tickets to the "Who Wants To Live Forever" Sep 8-11 Iceland conference and an in-person consultation with Tommy in Iceland!) -The results of my machine based learning test -My original podcast with Tommy - The Underground Test That Shows You How To Legally Upgrade Your EPO, Increase Your Oxygen Levels, Boost Your Red Blood Cells & Build Double-Digit Percentages In Power And Endurance. -Podcast: What Is An Organic Acids Test? -Podcast: Dr. Cowan's vegetable powder -Nourish Balance Thrive coaching program (follow this link to get a complementary one-hour 1-on-1 video conference call with Tommy). -Blood flow restriction bands -Christian Gratitude Journal -September 8-11, 2017: "Who Wants To Live Forever?" conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long health span; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human health span be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Join me and other health experts as we dive deep into this subject in the country with strongest and healthiest humans on the planet! Click here to register.* Podcast Sponsor: -BioTropic Labs - Go to BengreenFieldFitness.com/biotropiclabs and use code "benpod10" to save 10 per cent PLUS enter to win 1 of 5 awesome prize packs now! Winner will be announced August 29 on our Facebook page. *There is a Cycle Workshop as part of the “Who Wants To Forever” conference: In this workshop you’ll cycle in and around the Reykjavik area with one of the most influential people in health and fitness (ME!), gaining direct access to my wealth of knowledge on how to optimize your performance. Among the things you will learn along the ride are: Breathing techniques to enhance your longevity and health. Modern and ancient techniques to harness the natural magnetic fields of the planet we live on. How to use heat and hypoxia to increase blood flow and maximize your response to training. Basic techniques for cold thermogenesis, how to use both cold and warm water exposure effectively. And much, much more! Sign up now – we’re sure you don’t want to miss this! Click here for the bike event only. But the podcast ain't all... ...in addition to the podcast, Tommy, Chris and Megan Roberts MSc of Nourish Balance Thrive put together this comprehensive article all about the top five performance killers and the Nourish Balance Thrive (NBT) 7-Minute Elite Performance Analysis Tool. What’s Killing Your Performance? Find Out In 7 Minutes! By Megan Roberts MSc, Christopher Kelly BSc, and Tommy Wood MD PhD from Nourish Balance Thrive As an athlete, you’re always looking for the next way to gain that competitive edge. However, the journey to optimal health and peak performance can also be challenging and complex. For instance, despite doing everything “right”, perhaps you’ve found that: Your top-end intensity just isn’t accessible during your training. Your sleep isn’t restorative. You suffer from regular gas and bloating. You’re holding a few extra pounds around the middle. You get that 3pm slump like clockwork. Your libido is tanked. If you’re struggling with any of the above, we have good news! In just 7 minutes you can dramatically accelerate your journey to optimal performance. This is the power of the Nourish Balance Thrive (NBT) 7-Minute Elite Performance Analysis Tool. Over the last three years, NBT has worked with over 1,000 athletes, averaging over 100 biochemical markers per athlete, including: Blood biochemistry Urine tests (DUTCH and organic acids) Stool tests (PCR and culture) Subjective quality of life questions (a Health Assessment Questionnaire, or HAQ), scored on an analog scale (1-5) In this article, you will discover how we have used this data, in conjunction with a machine learning algorithm, to determine the five most common performance killers our athletes are experiencing. Then we’ll show you how we used the analysis to create a 7-minute questionnaire that can help you determine what’s killing your performance on race day, in the bedroom, at work, or at home. The “Big 5” Performance Killers As well as working to optimize the performance of athletes at every level, another goal of NBT is to give more people access to the type of work we do, and increase the speed with which people can start addressing their health and performance in a personalised and targeted manner. Machine learning provides the best way to do this. By training an algorithm based on historical HAQ and biochemical test data, we can now accurately predict the five most common patterns of performance killers that we regularly see in our athletes: Low sex hormones Gut dysbiosis Blood sugar dysregulation Circadian dysregulation (and HPA axis dysfunction) Low oxygen deliverability (suboptimal hemoglobin) In this article we will discuss how each of the above can wreak havoc on your physiology, and some of the tools we use at NBT to re-establish optimal health and peak performance in our athletes. Low Sex Hormones What is it and how does it happen? Overtraining as well as under-fueling can wreak havoc on hormones. Low testosterone in men and oestradiol in women have both been associated with the negative energy availability often seen in overtrained athletes [1,2]. Endurance exercise seems to be particularly taxing on the reproductive hormones [3]. It has also been shown that free testosterone decreases (and cortisol increases) [4] following exhaustive exercise, which may increase the risk of a potential hormone imbalance in somebody that isn’t training or recovering sensibly. Why should I care? Healthy levels of sex hormones are essential if you want to be able to go harder and faster (in more ways than one).Testosterone is an anabolic hormone that promotes healthy sex drive and reproductive function in both men and women. Low testosterone in male athletes has been associated with weaker bones, decreased exercise performance, increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and fertility problems including erectile dysfunction [1]. In women, healthy estrogen levels are associated with proper cognition and a decreased risk for cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease. Low estrogen is associated with osteoporosis, irregular periods, low libido, stress fractures, decreased exercise performance, and potentially an increased risk of cardiovascular disease [5]. In contrast to testosterone and estrogen, the stress hormone cortisol is catabolic (i.e. it  breaks things down, like muscle tissue). During times of stress, such as intense exercise, the body intelligently doesn’t want to waste precious resources on long-term building projects such as digesting food, building muscle, reproduction, or immunity. As a result, cortisol rises during exercise and increases fatty acid mobilization and blood glucose for the working muscles and brain. However, some evidence suggests that the increase in cortisol in the post-exercise window is actually anabolic (i.e. it helps build muscle) [6]. This may even account for the observation that women get similar post-exercise muscle protein synthesis compared to men despite lower testosterone levels [7]. The kicker is that the acute cortisol response should be followed by a natural decrease back to baseline once balance is restored. However, our constantly stress-filled lives often cause cortisol to become dysregulated. It’s important to recognize that cortisol isn’t inherently bad, but too much (or even too little) can cause an undesirable metabolic state. How do I know if this is an issue for me? A high Cortisol/Testosterone ratio [8,9] The DUTCH test Subjective signs: poor libido, erectile dysfunction, amenorrhea (irregular or absent periods), poor exercise recovery, inability to put on lean muscle mass What steps do I take to fix it? Get quality sleep [10] Get adequate sunlight Strength train and/or chop wood! [11] Cold thermogenesis Red-light therapy More calories (or carbs) [12] [13] Ensure adequate micronutrients (including zinc [14] and boron [15]) Clean up environmental toxins: pesticides, BPA, phthalates, parabens, etc [16] [17] Gut Dysbiosis What is it and how does it happen? Hippocrates is credited with saying that “all disease begins in the gut.” While intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) and dysbiosis (an imbalance of microorganisms living in the gut) are linked to autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many of the chronic diseases of the modern day, these conditions are also associated with exercise - particularly exercise that is intense and prolonged, or performed in hot environments [18] [19,20]. Excessive highly-processed carbohydrates can even make things worse [21]! Opportunistic pathogens are also not uncommon in the athlete [22], and susceptibility to infection increases when traveling [23]. Additionally, overtraining and under-fueling may create a breeding ground for pathogenic gut bugs. Apart from extreme exercise, gut dysbiosis and intestinal permeability can be caused by excessive antibiotic use, living in an environment that is hyper-hygenic, and departures from ancestral diets. Why should I care? Gastrointestinal symptoms are among the top complaints of many athletes [24,25]. Exercise-induced gut permeability can cause a plethora of uncomfortable symptoms including gas, bloating, reflux, GI bleeding, and diarrhea [24,25]. Additionally, general dysbiosis and gut pathogens can be at the root of malabsorption, glucose intolerance, decreased cognition, inflammation, and susceptibility to illness and infection. Apart from the annoyance of having to plan your training route around the nearest toilet and the discomfort of gas and bloating, the condition of the gut is imperative for overall health. It’s important not only to consider your short-term performance, but also your long-term health goals. Addressing your gut health today will almost certainly increase your athletic longevity and help you “achieve superhuman feats of physical and mental performance” (as Ben would say). How do I know if this is an issue for me? Stool tests to look for dysbiosis and opportunistic pathogens Organic acids test Subjective signs: gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, glucose intolerance, “brain fog” What steps do I take to fix it? Get to the root cause: diet, training load, and lifestyle. Follow a short-term elimination diet such as AIP or low FODMAP [26]. But recognize that this serves as symptom control and ultimately you should incorporate a wide variety of unprocessed plant and animal foods into your diet. Test for pathogens if necessary If positive, follow a “weeding” protocol with herbal antimicrobials. Then consider a “seeding” protocol with probiotics and prebiotics [27]. Re-test to confirm a successful treatment. Avoid NSAIDS [28]. Get fat-adapted [29]. Fat-adaptation allows you to: Go longer without food, giving your digestive system a break. This can be especially important in the case of bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Not rely on exogenous carbohydrates during training. Blood Sugar Dysregulation What is it and how does it happen? Despite all of the metabolic benefits of moderate physical activity [30,31], blood sugar dysregulation is surprisingly common in endurance athletes. While we know that properly-timed carbohydrate ingestion can increase endurance performance [32], too many pre-race pasta dinners and sugar-laden gels and goos over the lifetime of an athlete may contribute to glucose intolerance [33]. Many young athletes mistakenly believe they can get away with diets high in refined carbohydrates, only to discover years down the road that they have become insulin resistant. In fact, Tim Noakes, the well-known South African professor of exercise physiology, turned his career on its head when he realized he had become insulin resistant after all those years of fueling his training and racing with refined carbohydrates. Ingesting heaps of refined carbs day in and day out can also add to exercise-induced gut distress that plagues many endurance athletes [21]. Finally, food intolerances that cause immune reactions can be another culprit for blood sugar dysregulation. Why should I care? Excessively high blood sugar and insulin can cause metabolic damage over time, leading to insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. How do I know if this is an issue for me? High fasting blood sugar: 83-88 mg/dl is optimal [34–36] High HbA1c (a three month blood sugar average): 5.1-5.3 is optimal [37–39] High fasting insulin: less than 5 𝜇IU/ml is optimal Subjective signs: getting sleepy after eating carbs, waking up in the middle of the night because you’re hungry, getting “hangry” in between meals What steps do I take to fix it? Eat less (refined) carbohydrate Track your fasting blood glucose If high, consider time restricted feeding or intermittent fasting, strength training and walking, sleep counseling and proper circadian rhythm entrainment, or a low carb or elimination diet. If low, look at your daily cortisol patterns and autonomic function (for instance using heart rate variability and/or organic acid testing) Track blood glucose after meals with Robb Wolf’s 7-day carb test Try Hormetea - our very own tea that includes multiple ingredients that help to regulate blood sugar. Circadian Dysregulation (And HPA Axis Dysfunction) What is it and how does it happen? Circadian rhythm refers to the biological clock within each of us. Circadian rhythms are so crucial to health that they are found in all organisms [40]. External stimuli, called zeitgebers, such as light and food help to synchronize (or disrupt) our circadian rhythm. There are many reasons for circadian disruption; ultimately it comes down to our modern lifestyle. Here are some of the usual suspects: Too much blue light at night [41] and/or too little in the morning [42] Chronic stress Shift work [43] Caffeine too late in the day Alcohol [44,45] Neurotransmitter imbalances [46] A poor sleep environment [47] Cortisol production has a clearly-defined circadian rhythm [48]. It peaks in the morning (cortisol awakening response), gradually declines throughout the day, and should be lowest at night before bed. A dysregulated cortisol pattern (or what some people refer to as “adrenal fatigue” and now, more correctly, HPA axis dysregulation) is often indicative of chronic stress and underlying circadian rhythm disruption. Why should I care? Adhering to the old saying “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” will only make you die faster. Sleep deprivation and circadian disruption have been linked to many areas of health and disease that both athletes and the general population care about. These include: Athletic performance [49] Insulin resistance and glucose intolerance [50,51] The gut microbiome [52] Cognitive and motor performance [53] General hormonal balance [54] Cortisol production [55] Cardiovascular function and disease risk [56] Mood [57] Cancer [58,59] Immune function [60] Alzheimer's disease [61,62] Neurogenesis [63] How do I know if this is an issue for me? If any of the modern lifestyle suspects listed above resonate with you, then it’s likely your circadian rhythm isn’t optimized. But the extent to which this is a problem is often hard to tell. This is where the DUTCH test comes in. This cutting-edge dried urine test will give you an accurate idea of your cortisol (both free and total) throughout the day. Additionally, the following subjective signs may clue you in to circadian disruption: Feeling both tired and wired before bed Waking up in the middle of the night to urinate Never feeling like your sleep is restful Having large swings in energy levels throughout the day Taking forever to fall asleep What steps do I take to fix it? Get bright light (preferably outdoors) in the morning [42,64] Avoid blue light at night [41,65] Eat when it’s light out [66] Practice stress management and gratitude [67,68] Unplug the wifi and use airplane mode [69] Make your bedroom environment conducive to sleep: dark, cool room using white noise or earplugs [70] Go camping [71] Stick to a schedule [72] Low Oxygen Deliverability (Suboptimal Hemoglobin) What is it and how does it happen? Hemoglobin (Hb) is an iron-containing oxygen-transport protein and the main constituent of red blood cells. Because it delivers oxygen to the muscles, Hb is a critical determinant of aerobic exercise performance. Not surprisingly, greater levels of Hb are associated with higher VO2max [73]. There are three main reasons that Hb might be out of the optimal range: Reduced production Assuming there is adequate stimulation of Hb from testosterone and erythropoietin (EPO), a number of nutrients are required for red blood cell production (a.k.a. hemopoiesis); namely iron, copper, zinc, B6, B12, and folate. A deficiency of any of these nutrients can cause a decrease in Hb and thus exercise performance. Although just a theory of ours, another reason for poor oxygen deliverability could be chronically high blood sugar levels. High blood glucose may arrest the production of porphyrin (the backbone of the hemoglobin molecule), reducing overall capacity to make Hb [74]. Increased destruction Even if red blood cell production is adequate, destruction may be excessive due to inflammation and oxidative stress damaging the cell membrane. The most common causes of inflammation and oxidative stress are food sensitivities, excessive exercise [75], and environmental toxins [76]. Increased loss Anything that causes blood loss can reduce your Hb. This includes heavy menstruation [77], intense or prolonged endurance exercise [78], or a hidden gut injury [79]. Why should I care? Since Hb is a determinant of endurance performance, you might be thinking, “the more, the better, right?” Sadly, it’s not so simple. Iron, a major component of hemoglobin, has a tight “goldilocks” zone: too little will hurt performance [80], but too much can cause long-term oxidative damage [81,82]. Increased iron stores may provide short-term performance benefits (due to greater Hb and oxygen deliverability); however, iron-induced oxidative stress can be detrimental to long-term health and end up reducing performance. Specifically at NBT, we see this pattern in many master’s age endurance athletes who tend towards iron overload. Iron overload is also associated with type 2 diabetes [83] as well as increased homocysteine, which is another risk marker for cardiovascular disease [84]. On the flip side, endurance athletes (particularly menstruating women or vegetarians/vegans restricting foods high in iron) can also be susceptible to iron deficiency. In fact, studies have shown that supplementing iron in such populations can increase exercise performance [85]. How do I know if this is an issue for me? Organic acids test: oxidative damage and antioxidant markers  - indicate potential red blood cell damage Deficiencies in iron, copper, zinc, B6, B12, and folate Blood chemistry values: RBC - total number of red blood cells (RBC) Hemoglobin Hematocrit - percent volume of RBCs in centrifuged blood MCV - average volume of RBCs MCH - average mass of Hb per RBC MCHC - average concentration of Hb in RBCs RDW - measurement of the variation in size of RBCs Failure to increase endurance performance despite training What steps do I take to fix it? Fix the root causes of inflammation and oxidative stress: Overtraining Gut dysbiosis Inappropriate diets Iron overload - donating blood can increase Hb! Environmental toxin exposures It’s All Interconnected In our experience from working with over 1,000 athletes at NBT, it’s highly likely that once you fix your major underlying performance killer, many of your other health concerns will also improve. By taking a holistic approach and addressing the person rather than the symptom, it becomes clear that all of the above areas are connected. Here are a few examples of how performance killers can be downstream of one and other: Sex hormones affect athletic performance and the HPA axis. Gut health impacts systemic inflammation and blood sugar regulation as well as the availability of vitamins and minerals needed for hormone and red blood cell production. Blood glucose dysregulation can impact sleep [86]. Iron overload can feed pathogenic organisms. Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption affects sex hormones, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, the gut microbiome, and overall athletic performance. What’s Next? Whether you’re a hard-charging athlete or the average Joe/Jill, we are passionate about helping you reach peak performance and optimal health. If you haven’t completed your free 7-minute analysis, click HERE to discover what’s killing your performance. If you have completed your 7-minute analysis and have more questions, set up a free 20-minute consultation with one of the team by clicking HERE. Once you identify your top performance killers, it’s easy to dive straight into our Elite Performance Program and renew your journey to achieving what really matter to you! Click HERE to take the 7-minute analysis and discover what’s killing your performance! How Does A Machine Know All Of This? Under the hood, the 7-minute analysis uses a powerful boosted decision tree machine learning library called XGBoost. Remember the last time you called your cell phone provider? Press #1 for sales, #2 for customer service. That’s a decision tree. Now imagine rather than pressing a key, we’re looking at one of the answers you gave to the HAQ questions. When you combine hundreds or even thousands of these trees, the accuracy of the predictions is astonishing, and XGBoost is frequently the special sauce used in the winning entry of many Kaggle machine learning competitions. To illustrate the accuracy of the 7-minute analysis, let’s define sensitivity and specificity.  Sensitivity is the ability of the machine to correctly identify an individual with a given performance killer (i.e. a true positive). Specificity is the ability of the machine to correctly identify an individual who does not suffer from a given performance killer (i.e. a true negative). Below are the stats for each of the machine’s predictions: Blood glucose dysregulation: 80% sensitivity, 98% specificity Low hemoglobin: 94-100% sensitivity, 97-98% specificity Low sex hormone levels: 83-97% sensitivity, 100% specificity Presence of GI pathogens: 82-98% sensitivity, 98-100% specificity Dysregulation of diurnal cortisol rhythm: 87% sensitivity, 100% specificity Bottom line, we have a high confidence that the algorithm can correctly identify your top performance killer and help us help you get the most out of your performance! View all article references here. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tommy or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!  
Aug 21, 2017
How To Use Boxing, Sparring & Fighting To Turn Your Body Into The Ultimate Fitness Weapon.
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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/boxing The last few times I've visited LA, I've had the privilege of getting my butt kicked in boxing and sparring with an English former professional boxer who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics, was a 7 time national champion boxer, and was undefeated in the sport all the way up to his 2012 retirement. His name is Tony Jeffries, and in this episode, you get to tune in as Tony descends upon my home in Spokane, WA to podcast in my own backyard - just after our sparring session in my basement and workout on my home obstacle course. Originally from Sunderland, England, Tony Jeffries moved to Los Angeles, California after being forced to retire from his career as professional boxer due to hand injuries. It was in LA that Tony met business partner, Kevan Watson. The pair started teaching boxing classes on Santa Monica Beach for which demand grew so much that the two are now proud owners of two of Southern California’s most prestige boxing gyms, Box ‘N Burn. Ranked number 1 gym in California by Men’s Fitness Magazine and named number 1 boxing class in LA by Time Out magazine, Box ‘N Burn provides clients – which for Tony, now includes the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Travis Barker, Tim Tebow and singer/songwriter Skyler Grey – with a highly effective, unique workout, teaching them real boxing technique through 1-on-1 mitt work. World-class athlete turned businessman, Tony, is also co-creator of the Box ‘N Burn Academy – the world’s number 1 boxing fitness and certification course for Personal Trainers and fitness enthusiasts. Tony shares his motivation and passion for both business and boxing through his weekly Box ‘N Life podcast. Hosted with Head Trainer of Box ‘N Burn Santa Monica, Glenn Holmes, the two have featured notable names from the worlds of business, fighting, and the arts on the show, including Gary Vaynerchuck, Dan Pena, Chris Shifflet and Brendan Schaub to name a few! During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Tony thinks about the upcoming Connor Mcgregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight...[8:10] -How common TBI's are and if Tony has had to deal with concussions/concussion repair...[13:50] -What the training regimen of a professional boxer looks like...[21:20] -What the physiological requirements of boxing are...[33:00] -How the box n' burn sessions work...[36:15] -Tony's recommendations to anybody who wants to step into the ring and fight...[43:00] -What got Tony into boxing in the first place...[47:10] -How Tony came to be undefeated...[48:10] Resources from this episode: -Tony's Box n' Burn gyms -Box n' Burn academy -Teloyears podcast -Concussion Repair Manual by Dr. Dan Engle -Peak Brain Institute -Professor In The Cage book Show Sponsors: -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use couple code "BENGREENFIELD" for 15% off. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 for $250 off any HealthGains treatment. -Antrantil - For all of your  Bloating, SIBO, IBS, Leaky Gut issues, go to LoveMyTummy.com/Ben. Use code "BEN" at the checkout to get 15% off your order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tony or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Aug 19, 2017